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PLATTSMOUTH SOU-WEEKLY JO URN AC
THURSDAY, AUGUST SI, 1916.
republican candidate. But in its issue
Still cool but very pleasant.
Big crowd at the carnival
Oe plattsmoutb journal
PUBUSHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
Entered at Postoffice at Plattamouth. Neb., as second-class mail matter.
of August 19, says:
"Mr. Hughes has been campaigning
two weeks, the outlines of his position
are known, and his admirers are apol
ogetic and on the defensive. Among I
It is suspected that Greece is too
proud to fight.
Chicken season opens Friday. John
ny, get your gun and hike west.
the voters who have no party loyalty,
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION PRICEi fl.M PER VEAR IN ADVANCE
the liberals and progressives and in
dependents, Mr. Hughes is weaker
than he was on the day of his nom-
4 THOUGHT FOR TODAY 4
J The roses of pleasure seldom
last long enough to adorn the J
4- brow of him who plucks them;
J- for they are the only roses J
which do not retain their sweet-
J ness after they have lost their
4 beauty. Hannah More.
Nail the speeder every time.
Carnival week and "Home Coming.
Welcome to the old town, former
Greet the stranger with a smile of
Anyhow, Italy and Germany kept
their tempers for two years.
There are coal mines in Greenland
and. we know of no happier life in
Greenland than that in a coal mine
when the long Artie night comes on.
People Usually complain more about
the high cost of living than they do
of the costly high living. In many in
stances the latter is the cause of the
The speeders must not go too fast
in Plattsmouth, for they will surely
get "nipped" if they do. Chief Bar
clay ever has his eagle eye on those
autoLsts who insist on going too fast.
In New York the auto speeders are
not fined but imprisoned. They have
no choice in the matter, if found guilty
of speeding beyond the limit. Mayor
Dahlman favors such a law for Oma
The cost of living has increased 25
per cent in the past year, according
to mathematic sharks. Yet we notice
that most of us still manage to live,
and the rest usually succeed in ex
Everything is working smoothly at
the state headquarters of the demo
cratic party in Lincoln. A great deal
of work is being done, and Chairman
Langhorst and force are kept very
The Brundage Carnival company is
on hand, and is a great addition to
the festivities this week. In fact it
i.s the largest company on the road.
The comnany hns a first-class reputa
tion in every respect.
Clark Perkins of Aurora, a mem
ber of the state committee and editor
of the Aurora Republican, has, for
the second time, politely demanded
that A. L. Sutton, candidate for gov
ernor, withdraw from the race. He
does not agree with the platform.
Some 10,000 "busy" bees escaped
from a Chicago show window display
the other day and proceeded down La
Selle street, the heart of the windy
city's financial district, chasing great
crowds before them. Many business
and professional men were stung.
However, there are other ways of get
ting stung ever more painful to the
average man than any inflicted by
the insect which is said to "improve
each shining hour."
Asquith has finally decided to en
dorse the cause of equal suffrage in
England, in a speech which he re
cently made before the house of com
mons'.1 Evidently the "brickbat" cam
paign! adopted bythe suffragettes in
that country was necessary to make
the English premier and his advisers
"see the point" in the arguments ad
vanced by those believing that women
know enough to make a few crosses
after the names of men on a ballot.
G. O. P. MELANCHOLIA.
Something" is happening has hap
pened to the republican campaign,
Colonel Roosevelt expressed the
fear, before assenting to Mr. Hughes'
nomination, that "we may be handed
another -gold brick," which same was
a right-handed reference to Mr. Taft
and a left-handed compliment for Mr.
Hughes. There are a great many re
publicans, and numerous progressives,
who in five or six weeks have come
to the reluctant conclusion that the
Colonel's gloomy forebodings were
The New York Herald, which
boosted Hughes for months in ad
vance of his nomination, admits the
corn, liere is a part of what it has
"Republicans generally are wonder
ing what ails their presidential cam
paign. It was first in a squall. Next
ran afoul of the doldrums. Now
they don't know what it's in. But
they know it's something that doesn't
make for party success.
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thrived for a generation on a diet of
pep and ginger' were at first dis
turbed. Now they are worried. Some
of them are inclined to be alarmed.
Some of the republican veterans of
past campaigns are suitenng trom a
form of 'political melancholia.' It is
something entirely new with them. It
is becoming epidemic.
Io secret is betrayed by stating
that republicans as a rule are disap
pointed thus far in the campaign trip
of Mr. Hughes. They had not the
slightest doubt that he would be 'on'
the first page of every newspaper in
the land from the time he left New
York until he returned. In all quar
ters, in fact, the word has been passed
that Mr. Hughes has not made the
profound impression upon the elec
torate which his historic Youngstown
speech of 1908 foreshadowed."
The Herald speaks from the view
point of disappointed and alarmed
Let the Philadelphia North Amer-
ican, since 1912 the foremost news-
paper of proe-ressive re mahliran ism of
the Roosevelt brand, speak for that
"Mr. Hughes' letter of acceptance
left much to be desired. In the pres
ent campaign not even the most ar
dent admirers will assert that up to
this time he has convinced the wait
ing public that he possesses excep
tional strength. One condition is defi
nite and obvious the progressive
strength has not swung entirely over
to Hughes, despite the confident pre
dictions that Colonel Roosevelt's whole
hearted indorsement would have that
"It would be absurd to belittle the
defection of such men as John M.
Parker, of Louisiana; Judge Lindsay,
of Colorado; Francis J. Heney, of
California; Matthew Hale, of Massa-
chusetts; Edwin N. Lee, of Louisiana;
G. A. II. Hopkins, of New Jersey;
Judge Nortoni, of Missouri; Bain-
bridge Colby, of New York, and Henry
"There are large numbers of pro
gressives who strongly believe in
President Wilson. We know this
through the protests which have
reached us from readers who are vir
tually always in accord with us, but
who do not follow us in condemning
the record of the Wilson administra
tion. "Mr. Hughes' progress thus far is
not inspiring to his supporters."
The foregoing is the frank confes
sion of a paper that has been giving
Mr. Hughes loyal support since his
Let "The New Republic" speak for
the independent vote that "belongs"
to no party. The New Republic, too,
has been more than friendly to the
"When Mr. Hughes leaves the field
of administration and begins to talk
about national and international pol- j
icy he becomes so vague, so common
place and so timid that his friends
are at a loss to account for him. It
is straining our faith to ask tor
. . . ... . . .
power to alter American destiny
through generations to come, without
any explanation whatever of his gen
eral policy and views. Mr. Hughes is
evading the issue because he has no
policy or because he is afraid of los
ing votes, in tne next montn ivir.
Hughes should be forced to speak
plainly about our relations to the
great powers of Europe and the weak
states of Latin America."
To blind republican editors who are
striving to make themselves believe
that it is "only the democrats" that
are dissatisfied and disappointed in
Hughes, these utterances from non-
democratic sources are respectfully
A genuine gossiper is one
thinks little and talks much.
Senator Hitchcock deserves credit
f or nis effGrt to smash the paper
A good citizen is always proud of
his town. We are proud of Platts
A demagogue is defined as a loud
mouthed talking man who belongs to
the other party.
Oil made one set' of American mil
lionaires, automobiles another, and
the making of munition millionaires i.s
now going on.
I Russian dancer is said to have
the most perfect foot in the world.
That's as good an excuse as any for
being a high stepper.
The republicans concede the election
of three state officials at the election
this fall, so reports from Lincoln say.
We suppose it will be governor, attor
ney general and treasurer.
Hereafter in Canada there will be
no .Methodist church, no rresbyterian
church, no Congregational church.
Those three have merged their mem-
bership, their property and all their
interests and will become "The United
Church of Canada." This new church
will be the largest and most influen
tial Protestant denomination in that
country, with ten thousand church
buildings, six hundred thousand actual
members and a constituency of more
than one fourth the entire population
WORDS OR DEEDS?
We are now facing the question
whether we want words or whether
we want deeds Rollicking "Charley"
Candidate Hughes is dealing in
1'- Here are a few of the deeds
President Wilson has dealt in:
1. The child labor law.
2. The law declaring human labor
not to be a commercial commodity.
3. The federal trade commission.
4. The federal reserve system.
5. The income tax.
6. The parcel post.
7. National defense.
8. Peace with Europe.
9. Peace with Mexico.
10. The rural credits law.
11. The dispersion of the lobbies
12. Freedom from Wall street con
trol of government, the tariff and the
13. The suspension of the submar
ine campaign. : ;
14. The repeal of the canal tolls
law which repudiated the pledged
word of the nation.
15. The appointment of Louis D.
Brandeis, a representative of human
ity, to the supreme court of the
taken away from them by the Rus-
- I It is life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness that is guaranteed in this
I Tn llm vail i t- -i .t-1
" ""1Ut,V4 omvc nuiwuuiis
I : i i i ii- a .
lv l ,idIU Ior ine PUU11C aetermine
just what is the crisis.
There seems to be more than one j
single track mind now pounding the
railroad strike negotiations.
Most envied of all is Charlie Chap
lin, because so many might have done
it if they had thought of it.
The national encampment of the G. j
A. R. being hold at Kansas City, ru
mor says, will perhaps be the last
one ever held.
No man who really wants a fight
is ever grateful to anyone who keeps
him out of it, and elections
times tell the tale.
The democratic prospects in Ne
braska look britrht and Chairman
! Langhonat is letting no grass grow
under his feet in pushing matters
rignt aiong. ine democrats have a
fine prospect of carrying the state.
The Deutschland has a sister-ship
by name Bremen. Now the Bremen
introduces a mother-ship, the Wille-
had. Slowly we are becoming ac
quainted with all this great U-family
so recently sprung up out of the
It is just as well to keep in mind
the candidacy of John Murtey, of Alvo!
for member of the legislature from
Cass county. Mr. Murtey has lived
in this county for many years and is
a gentleman and scholar, with ability
to represent Cass county in a manner
to reflect great credit, not only upon
himself but also upon his constituency.
John Murtey is one of God's noblemen,
and if elected will be found battling
for the best interests of the tax payers
of Cass county in the hall of the legis
DANCE SATURDAY EVENING.
The Cosmopolitan club will give a
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evening, September 2d, at Coates'hall.
The public is cordially invited to be
present and to enjoy a good time.
The music will be furnished by the
Sealed proposals will be received by
the school board, District No. 102,
Cass county, Nebraska, up until noon,
the 6th day of September, 1916, for
the furnishing of all material and
labor in the construction of a high
school building in accordance with thi
plans and specifications prepared by
R. A. Bradley & Company, Architects,
Exchange National Bank Building,
All bids for this work must be
made out .on blank forms which will
be supplied by the Architects. Said
plans and specifications will be on file
with the Secretary of the Board and
the Architects on and after July 5th,
All bids must be accompanied by an
unconditional certified check for Two
Hundred Dollars, ($200.00) on an
Alvo Bank, payable to the order of S.
Any contractor or contractors de
siring to figure on the above named
building and desiring a set of plans
until date of letting shall deposit with
the Architects a certified check for
Twenty-five Dollars ($2y.0U) as a
guarantee that the contractor will not
enly return plans but submit a bona
fide bid to the Board of Education on
or before .the date of letting,, otherwise
the deposit will- be forfeited'. to; the
Vnii instructions will be found in
the specifications. The School Board
reserves the right to reject any or all
bids. : .
Signed, r " "T;
Lots of big attractions are planned for Friday. Plattsmouth will be busy
welcoming Homecomers. We hope we may have the pleasure of seeing many of
our old friends and customers those who left Plattsmouth for other towns, months
and years ago.
A smile a hello a hearty handshake await you at corner of 5th and Main.
Yes, we've changed some, but we've tried to keep pace
with the progress of the good old town, and the policy that
founded this business that is credited with its growth re
mains the same.
Enter Our Homecoming Free-for-All
YOU MAY TAKE BACK ONE OF OUR ATTRACTIVE PRIZES:
How tall are you?
How much do you weigh?
Were you born between 1854-1864?
How many miles did you travel by auto?
Did you come by train? How much fare?
Did you come behind Old Dobbin? How many miles?
Do you belong to the earliest allumni class attending?
How long have you worked for the Burlington?
We have an attractive prize for the best answer see list in Tuesday's paper.
The Woodmen Circle has rented the
Modern Woodmen hall for the after
noon and evening of Saturday, Sep
tember 2d, to be used as their head
quarters for all Woodmen Circle mem
bers. Refreshments will be served
free, by the local grove, to out-of-town
Woodmen Circle members. Be
sure and come to the hall during the
day or evening and let us make your
The Woodmen Circle members are
working hard on the plans for enter
taining their visitors, and this enter
prising order will see that each of
Drs. Mach & tlTach, The Dentists
The largest and best equipped dental offices in Omaha. Specialists in
charge of all work. Lady attendant. Moderate Prices. Porcelain filling,
just like tooth. Instruments carefully sterilized alter using.
Send for free sample of Sani-Pyor Pyorrhea Treatment.
the visitors is treated in a royal man
ner. Charles Troop and wife accompa
nied by their cousin, Mrs. George Car
roll of Alva, Okla., departed this
morning for Omaha where they will
visit for the day in that city looking
after matters of importance in that
In a spirit of good fellowship, The Live Men's Store
of Plattsmouth bids you welcome.
We have and are making every effort to make your
stay in Plattsmouth as pleasant as possible and an
event that will long be remembered.
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We want you to make our store your headquarters
while in Plattsmouth. Register here, arrange to meet
your friends here, come to us for information in fact
use us whereever you can.
Come in and get acquainted today. v
3rd Floor Paxton Block, OMAHA
Seven lots and eight-room brick
house; eight blocks south of Main
street, known as the Tutt place. For
particulars, see Robert Richter.
bills aon quickly at the
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