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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 19l'C
PtATTSMO UTH SEMI-WEESLT 30URNAE.
Che piattsmoutb journal
PUBLISH KD SESI-ATXKU AT PLATTSMOITII, NEBRASKA.
Entered at TostoSlce at Plattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mall matter.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
SCBSCIUPTIO PHICEl 910 I'KU VUAR IX ADVANCK
THOUGHT 1()U TODAY
Wait net till you are backed
by numbers. Wait not until you
are sure of an eeha from a
crowd. The fewer the voices on
the side of truth, the more dis-
tinct and strong must be your
The democrauc ticket is a good one.
John Murtey, the man for the leg:-
Onlv live weeks till the great bat
tle of the ballots.
Some men are born great, and some
:ne great merely by contrast.
Go and hear Senator Hitchcock at
the district court room tonight at S
The girl who wears her heart on
her sleeve must expect to have it
pretty well jostled.
' . :o:
Uncle "Joe Cannon saw the hand
writing and got on the democratic
tight-hour band wagon.
To date, that man Hughes has not
shown any signs of being able to put
the "Scissors" on Woodrow Wilson's
The most criticism of those women
who dress so as to display their lig
ures comes from those other women
who have no figure to display.
It turns out that the democrats
in Mains polled 17.000 more votes
(ban Wilson polled when he carried
Maine in 1VV2. That certainly is a
good sized straw.
There should be no weaklings sent
to the legislature this time. If John
Murtey is elected, there will sure be
no weakling from Cass county. He
will prove one of the mainstays of
the session. Mark that.
Imagine Tom Dennison saying in
behalf of the Oir.aha Third ward, "We
don't want Mr. Sutton elected, but I'm
betting a thousand dollars that he will
be.'' And imagine the churchman vot
ing the way Tom Dennison is bet
'"Keep the name of John G. Wun
derlich ever in mind until election day,
Tuesday, November 7, and then go to
the polls and vote for him for sheriff.
He is the man that should be elected,
because he is the best man for the
The Journal has just received an
interesting little pamphlet from demo
cratic headquarters in New York en
titled, "Wilson and the Issues," by
George O'Neil, which deserves a wide
circulation, and should be in the hands
of many weak-kneed republicans.
Gradually, as election day approach
cs, the more active the candidates be
come. It is but a short time till tho
7th of November. Yet there is plenty
of time for roorbacks to make their
appearance, and don't forget there
will be plenty of them. It would be a
queer campaign without them and the
voters are always on the lookout for
Frank Libershall has made such a
competent clerk that no one seems to
talk about anyone else for the county
clerk's office. But it won t do to get
too confident about anything thess
days. Some people will tell you the
ofn for vou. and at the same time
thev arc thinking pretty hard fcr the
fpITmv. Work is'-hi t does the
FACTORS IN THE ELECTION.
James Morgan in an article in the
Dos ton Herald on third party move
ments figures that AYilson will - need
cn'y oi2 out of six .of the Roosevelt
p: ogrcssive vote to beat Hughes, but
Hughes will need more than six out
of seven progressives to beat Wilson.
Mr. Morgan figures only on the com
bined vote cf democrats, republicans
and progressives and on the popular
vote, without reference to states. He
does not attempt to place 1,200,000 or
so of independent or small party votes,
which may control the result.
The Wilson vote in 1912 was (5,21)3,-
jOOO; the Roosevelt vote was 4,119,000;
the Taft vote was :i,4S4,000, and the
total of all was 13,Si)G,000.
One-sixth of the Roosevelt vote is
(;S5,)1;. Adding this to the Wilson
vote, 0,293,000, the result is 0,978,616,
a little more than 2S,000 above a ma
On the other hand, six-sevenths of
the Roosevelt vote are 3,313,800. Add
ing this to the Taft vote of 3.484,000
we get 6,797,800, which is 151,200
short of a majority. Mr. Hughes will
need more than that to get a majority.
In round numbers, Mr. Hughes must
get 3,500,000 of the Roosevelt vote
to get a safe majority, and Mr. Wil
son must get about 700,000 of the
Of course, there are enough stray
votes outside the democratic, repub
lican and progressive vote combined
to upset these figures. The biggest
part of this vote is radical. Mr.
Hughes, with his old guard backing.
will hardly catch radical votes.
Again, how many Roosevelt voters
were native-born democrats: Un
doubtedly, quite a percentage. Mr.
Wilson in 1912 did not poll the normal
democratic vote because Roosevelt
drew away many democrats who ad
mired him personally or who looked
upon the democratic party of that day
as reactionary. These Roosevelt and
progressive democrats, with Roosevelt
out, will naturally go back to democ
racy. They will be strongly drawn
to it by the Wilson record.
In the Roosevelt following were
many republicans who irrevocably cut
away from republicanism then, were
genuine progressives who could not
reconcile their principles and purposes
with those of the republican organiza
tion nov in control of the party and
republican purposes as expressed in
the platform, the candidate and the
leaders of the party.
The democratic party's record for
the past four years is decidedly pro
gressive and Mr. Wilson is a recog
nized progressive leader. He repre
sents and appeals powerfully to the
piogrcssive sentiment which backed
Mr. Roosevelt four years ago.
On the other hand there arc con
servative business men classed as
democratic who think Mr. Wilson too
progressive and who by reason of
their sympathies favor Mr. Hughes.
Anti-union labor business men resent
the president's action in the railroad
One factor must be considered in
trying to get a clue to the political
action of business men: . Times are
exceptionally good; business is flour
ishing, orders exceed supply, and prof
its are extraordinary. Despite unus
ual industrial and commercial pros
perity, the tendency continues upward
When prosperity is on business men
are not excited about politics and are
inclined to support the administration
on the theory that it is a bad policy
to change when business is good.
The same consideration potently af
fects the wage-earner. Writh employ
ment abundant and wages high he is
net excited about politics and is not
inclined to vote for a change, even if
he is not drawn to Wilson by his
eight-hour action and his progressive
policy. These conclusions are pro
verbial in American politics
The democratic party is strength
ened by peace and prosperous ma
terial conditions. How much in actual
votes for the party or in stay-at-
-Jiome votes cannot be accurately
gauged. It is a factor that may bq
Are you going to Omaha tonight?
Youth is long on enthusiasm, but
short on judgment.
It seldom happens that a soft an
swer turneth away graft.
Wnen you write, try to write so
somebody else can read it.
The Nebraska farmers arc about as
independent as can be found.
To complain that you .have had your
leg pulled is a very lame excuse.
Speech is often puzzling, but silence
is apt to keep more people guessing.
It's a wast of time to sit down and
think about the time you have wasted.
You never can tell. The man of
polish doesn't always brighten up tnc
dark side of life.
It's all right to be neat, but don't
acquire all your polish on your shoesr
and none in your head.
Everybody seems to be rallying to
the support of Wood row Wilson.
Why? Because he has made a good
You will have an opportunity to
vote on the school bonds proposition
again at the general election, Tuesday,
Keep the name of JohnMurtey for
representative strictly before you until
election day, and then go to the polls
and vote for him, and be mighty sure
not to make any mistake.
Hon. John A. Maquire is the demo-
ciatic candidate for congress. You
know while he was in congress he
proved faithful to the trust reposed
in him. Then why not vote for him
It is said that A. L. Sutton, the re
publican candidate for governor, told
an Omaha friend the other day that
if he had ever thought there could be
as many things gotten up against him.
as are now floating oever Nebraska
he would have startl out of the race for
governor. He told this friend it kept
him busy refuting these charges. A
candidate for governor should lead
such a life that there could be no pos
sibility for such charges.
WILL CANDIDATE SUTTON EX
PLAIN? An investigation of the acts of Hon.
Abraham L. Sutton, now republican
candidate for governor, shows that
when he was a member of the legis
lature from Douglas county he voted
against a bill to raise the age of con
sent from 15 years to 18 years. This
was a measure promoted by many
good people of Nebraska fcr the pro
tection of the state's young woman
hood. Mr. Sutton is shown by the record
to have been one of only three mem
bers in the house of representatives,
with its one hundred members, who
voted against this bill.
Mr. Sutton is now running for gov
ernor and appealing to the voters for
support purely on moral and religious
Is it not incumbent upon him to say,
in the most public and explicit manne
possible, whether or hot the record
has been correctly quoted?
If that is his record on so important
a moral question, is it not due to the
voters to whom he is appealing for
support in his candidacy for governor
purely on a pretense of superior mor
tality, that he shall tell them in his
speeches why he voted against this
Will Mr. Sutton tell the voters of
Nebraska what it was in his moral
consciousness that led him to oppose
a bill for the protection of the young
girls of the state ? Lincoln Star.
Democratic Candidate for Representative of
When you vote for John Murty you v6te for a gentleman emin
ently and well fitted to serve the people of Cass county in the
ON TO MEXICO.
If an invasion of Mexico is what the
tire-eaters of this country desire, they
are now realizing that wish for r-uch
an invasion is on!
When one reads in the daily pres.;
of the constant turmoil in that un
fortunate country, of the murders and
raidings and battles staged there in
such countless succession, it -eems al
most incredible that the dainty and
peace-loving birds of equally peave
loving America should fly there for
refuge during the; winter month.".
Yet the birds of this part of th'.
United States have gone, for the most
part, and many of them will not hesi-
tate in their migration until they
have reached the certain warmth of
There, in the zone that suits them
best, they can find any temperature
they desire by the judicious adapta-
tion of the lofty mountains in that
Millions of warblers and other bird.
very common in northern United
States are advancing to the conquest
nS M,.vi,n Uov will lw, fnn,I Iho n
as much at home as they have been j
in these regions, during the next si.
Tf travel were as free and untram- j
el led in Mexico today as it is in our
peace-blessed country, it would be in
teresting for the naturalist to follow
these brightly-colored songsters from
their northern summer resort to their
winter quarters in the land of revolu
tion and strife
On the mountain sides of Mexico
will soon be found the same Grosbeaks
and Redstarts and Warblers that have
delighted us so long during the past
summer each in his chosen altitude
and temperature. In the spring, no
matter what national events may
startle either nation, this; great army
of songsters will bravely start north
ward upon another invasion.
The recent heavy frosts have hur
ried the flight of these delightful vis
itors to the i;o;jth, yet we would wish
them well upon their journey and per
fect peace and health in Mexico,
where such conditions are sadly lack
ing. And when they return may they
find the United States just as peace
ful and prosperous and progressive as
when they left.
For March the Fourth will have
passed when they come again!
Silk stockings are high. - Also,
liemember John Ncrnitz is the dem
ocratic candidate, for clerk of the dk
tiict court, and - that, he IS good,
clean young man of excellent qu'alU
When you walk, lifi up yom cc:.
One way to save money is to avoid
the dead sure schemes that come
Senator LaFoikite sneaks i i.u'.iL out
for Wilson, and tko republicans of
Wisconsin have ju-t r r.ominated him
for United States senator.
L'ear in mir.d, candidates, that tlr
"lcpgcot pole knocks the persimmons'
Get a hustle on you and make a big
pull for the front.
About eve.-v dav or .o
comes forth with a p-edicti' ii
the war will end vitmn
j jf (lov vec.p at it 1
ong enougii i-y:ne-
j f,,jv j;; ,r0-ir- f() K.
pi c.rUO,rKlitovi or a wonderful soer
The record of the presvnt denio-
cratic auministi ation tiiou'.ii
enough to olect every lr.r.n upon t.ie
; state ticket. No administration in
; the history of Nebraska
..mil mi v v..
j a c-nange
'Vl0St Peoph? llespr.f
less be be one of that class himscdf
A. L. Sutton, republican candidate for
governor, in his maneuveia. in the
npst and present seems to be pro
ficient in the past and present, if all
reports be true, in all that goes to
make up a first-class hypocrite.
When former Justice Hughes sus
tains the child labor law, as he If.es
in his St. Loui.; sp,c;-ch, what h gal
ground has ho for questionincr the.
validity of the eight-hour law? Iloth
v -based on the same prlncmir tnu
constitutional authority of congress
to icgulate labor engaged in interstate
The condition of the c-'pitol building
seems to be arioying the property
owners cf Lincoln more than it does
the taxpayers out in tho state. Why
not brace up the old shell until next
season, and then begin the erection of
a new and up-to-date capital building
that would bo a credit to Nebraska?
And then it would sdfp all the agita
tion of th removal of the seat of gov
ernment. : o :
Having voted ''the straight repubj
lican ticket without a scratch" for
forty-seven years, including Roosevelt
for president in li'Oi and Taft in 1V0B
and 1012, A. E. Strceter cf Lincoln, a
veteran of the civil war, has declared
his political independence this year
and announces that he will not sup
port lluf,hcs. Mr. Strceter called at
democratic stats hcaclquai-lera on Sat
urday, v. hare he asjuied Chairman
Langhorst and Secretary Spraguj that
as between President Wilson and the
'republican nominee, he prefers Wilson.
i lie fi3Tawka mms
aio now Rolling; and
Tne Fopii?sr Cass County Brand of Flour
EVERY SACK GUARANTEED!
Also a riiU Lino of By Products!
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J03 ?.:Ai.COL.ai, Head Miller.
For CaSe by Watt & Son, Plattsmouth, Web.
Co:iLtipaticn causes headache, in
di.Tslion, dis.in'??", drowsiness. For
a mild, opening medicine, use Doan's
lic-ulct;. a box at all stores.
CARD OF THANKS.
Through the columns of The Jour-m-.l
wi.-.-h to thank our many friends
and neighbors for their kindly assist-
ar.ee and. sympathy during the illness
and burial 'of our beloved daughter
:IK. A5W-MRS. KAY BOLD AN,
MR. AND MP.S. J. A. BAUER.
DAUGHTER AT PROBST HOME.
Frrn Tuersiia vo Dally.
Mr. and William Probst are rejoic
ing over ihe advent at their home of
a line now daughter that made her
appe-Vi ancc at their horr.e Saturday
overling and is the object of much
admiration to the relatives and friends
of the fan--ily. file rriOthc and daugh
ter are doing nictly and Will is about
as proud a. it -s possIM to be over
the r.:nv addiiicn to tho fami'y.
Oflice s'jppiirs t the Journal office
p"3 & n "
continually undergo at
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It lia- been said that we have an
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Worn out tissues must be eliminat
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new tissue must be made from healthy
blood. !f our system becomes run
down and our liver and ""kidneys fail
to act, the worn out tissues are not
properly thro'vn out of the system,
hence we have rheumatism, bad blood,
boils, pimples and blotchy complexion.
If digestion is not good, our blood
supply, which builds new tissue, is
thin, and watery and then come weak
ly nourishes nerves, headaches, back
aches, ca'c.rrh and anemia, with all
its attendant ills.
From Hi is it can readily be seen
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?datt Sulser and wife were num
beied among the Plattsmouth delega
tion in Omaha today, taking in the
icception to President Wilson.
Paul Roberts, the Cedar Creek lum
berman, was among those going to
Omaha this afternoon to attend the
Wilson meeting this evening at the
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There is one remedy that for many
years has given relief from coughs,
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Chas. Rietz, Allen Mills, Pa., writes:
"I have used Foley's Honey and Tar
for the past eleven years and I would
not be without it.'' It promptly re
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