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TEDDY IS WELCOMED
Hero of San Juan Addresses
an Immense Crowd.
Thousands of People Gather Around
the Court House Square to
Hear the Soldier.
A Graiul Street laraIe In Which Nearly, One Thousand People
Take lart Mounted Hough ICidcrs, Flambeau Clubs
and Hands Make Up the Procession Thou
sands ol" Visitors In the City.
Roosevelt day in Piattsmouth haR
come and gone and the people of Cass
county and surrounding towns have
poen and heard the hero of San Juan
and likewise the next vice president
of the United States. The train bring
ing the distinguished visitor and his
party arrived about 8 o'clock, and they
were greeted at the depot by an en
thusiastic mass of people.
The delay in the arrival of the train
Rare the parade ample time to form
on Lower Main street. The proces
eion was fully eight blocks in length,
and besides th3six carriages contain
ing the visitors, there was in the par
ade the riattsmovlth B. & M. band,
local flambeau club and mounted rough
riders, the Weeping Water baud and
inarching club, Hamburg, la., band,
Hamburg marching club of 100, Ne
hawka rough riders, Auburn band and
flambeau club, llavelock's beautifully
uniformed marching club fifty-four in
number, Louisvilo band and Louisville
torch light club and two floats one
representing the democratic idea of
"imperialism" and the other that of
"militarism." The first was a straw
man and a farmer armed with a
pitchfork standing guard over it. The
other represented a company of Bry
an's regiment, uniformed and carrying
muskets which pointed in various di
rections. These wero generally con
sidered one of the features of the
The procession, headed by the Ne
hawka rough riders and the l'latts
mouth D. & M. band, marched up town
amid the enthusiastic cheers from the
thousands of people who lined both
sides of Main street all anxious to get
a glimpse of "Teddy" Roosevolt, the
gallant soldier and hero of the late
war in Cuba. Whilo the parade was
passing along Main street from the
depot. Colonel, lloosevelt arose, and,
removing his hat, graciously bowod in
acknowledgement of tho cheers and
welcomo greetings from the crowd.
When Sixth street was reached the
procession turned north to Oak, west
to Seventh, south to Chicago avenue,
and on Chicago avenuo to Granite,
thence west to Tenth, north to Main
and east on Main to tho court house
square, where a platform, beautifully
"decorated with the stars and stripes,
had been erected, and around which
a multitude of people had in tho mean
time gathered. Along the lino of
march each of tho different bands fur
nished excellent music.
Roosevelt's Address. -
After The News quartet sang a patri
otic selection, Byron Clark, who pre
sided over the raeeting,introduced the
speaker of tho evening in a neat little
.speech,' briefly reviewing Tloosevelt'a
record as a statesman and soldier.
When the speaker arose in response
--to the introduction, ho was loudly
cheered. Die talked of loyalty,patriol
ism, the policy of the administration
in.the Philippines and resented impu
tations made by the opposition against
'the soldiers of the United States.
' . Jn part Colonel Roosevelt's speech
: was as follows: .
' 'I am willing to talk on the para
mount issue, if you will tell me hich
is" the paramount issue today. Two
" weeks ago when I crossed the Mis
souri river imperialism was the para
mount Issue; now its as dead as free
silver.' .They are now harping on the
trust question. The value of promise
comes in its performance; the value of
a prophecy in its fulfillment or unful-
fillmeiit Look over our promises of
four years ago and see how near we
predicted what has happened. Com
pare our promises with those of ourop
ponents. ; We 'said prosperity would
.- come. Now when we point to prosper
ity our opponents say it was provi
dence! I admit there has been a fusion
- between 'providence and tho republi
can party. The democratic party has
a faculty of -fusing with anything, but
never with providence." Ilere the
speaker was interrupted by loud ap
plause and cries of "Hit 'em again,
Teddy." "An inalienable right ex
ists for the country to be foolish if it
wishes," continued the speaker, "but
I don't believe it will be foolish.
There is another side,0,my brothers
my countrymen thatof material pros
perity. I see before me men who wear
the button, men who served the coun
try is times that tried men's souls in
times when they showed a loyalty not
of the lips, hut of the soul whoshowed
the high devotion of a freeman for a
freeman's country but more, they left
us men who stand as monuments of loy
alty. They were men who said you
could not coerce a single sovereign
state." Moro loud cheering.
''Now I ask you not to give this
country to the heirs of copperheads.
You, the eons of pioneers who con
quered the wilderness, who pitched
new states as men pitch tents, I ask
you not to let the country stand as a
weakling among nations."
The speaker told of the hardships of
the veterans of the civil war, the tur
moil of four 3-ear's struggle that
brought blessings alike to the victor
and the enemy. He quoted from a
speech-made by Bryan, in which the
democratic candidate said his heart
went out in sympathy to the "poor"
aoldiers who were in foreign land
fighting and throwing away their
lives for an unjust cause. Colonel
1 loose velt said he did not believe in
merely standing by and extending his
sympathy to the "poor" soldiers, but
instead he encouraged them by hoping
God would bless them wherever they
might bo wherever they were called
upon to pitch their tents.
Addresses by Other Speakers.
Senator Dalliver of Iowa, who joined
the Roosevelt train at Ashland, was
next introduced by Mr. Clark. The
speaker started out by paying a high
tribute to the republican candidate for
congress from the First district, Hon.
K. J. BurketU Ho devoted most of
his time to discussing somo of the
"noises" which Bryan and his follow
ers were making chief among them
beiog "imperialism" and"militarism."
Senator Dolliver is an eloquent spoaker.
and ho received frequont applause.
Curtis Guilds, jr., of Boston, who
made an excellent record for bravery
during the recont war in Cuba, also
spoke upon the subjects of "militarism
lion. C. II. Dietrich, the republican
candidate for governor of Nebraska,
also briefly addressed the crowd. His
address was well received.
Motes of the Meeting.
Brown's quartet of colored singers
from Nebraska City sang a number of
line songs from tho speakers' platform
just before the big parade passed up
The Missouri Pacific's special train
from Auburn brought a large delega
tion from that pi ace, and it is estimated
that 700 came up from Nebraska City,
at least this number of tickets were
sold. The special train from Eagle
was also crowded 150 came in from
Weeping Water, 120 from Nehawka
and sixty from Union. Many people
from the latter place came in on the
special from Auburn. The Burling
ton's special from Ked Oak, la., carry
ing 1500 people, was delayed on the
Iowa side of the river for nearly two
hours. The delay was caused by the
trucks of a box car on a freight train
jumping the track near the big bridge,
They arrived about 9 o'clock. The
Lincoln special brought in the Have
lock boys ana many visitors from other
points. - . .
It is estimated that there were be
tween 12,000 and 15,000 people in the
city last evening, and many believe
that it was the . largest crowd which
has ever gathered it Piattsmouth.
T K. Kiethley, editor of the Weep
ing Water Republican, came in on the
special train from Eagle last evening.
He returned home this afternoon.
Hon. E. J. Burkett, candidate for
congress from the First district, ac
companied the R30sevelt special train
to this city as did also F. P. Savage,
candidate for lieutenant governor; G.
W. Marsh, candidate for secretary of
state; William' Steuffer, candidate for
state treasurer; Charles Weston.candi
date for auditor; George D. Follmer,
candidate for commissioner of public
lands and buildings; F. N. Prout.candl
date for attorney general, and W. K.
Fowler, candidate for state superin
tendent. As they left sooner than was
expected, these gentlemen did not ad
dress the crowd.
The News quartet, dressed in rough
rider uniforms, were well received.
They did remarkably well, notwith
standing the noise and confusion about
the stand. The Eagle quartet, which
gave a selection at the close of the
meeting, is also deserving of special
The Havelock uniformed marching
club, consisting of fifty-four men, made
a fine appearance, and they certainly
did much to make the parade a suc
cess. The Havelock boys are all right.
FIKST DAY IN NEBRASKA
Governor Roosevelt Receives Warm Re
ception In This State.
Governor Roosevelt traveled over
337 miles of Nebraska farm land and
prairie in thirteen counties and spoke
to thousands of people yesterday, says
the Omaha Bee. Beginning at Falls
City, only a few miles from the KanBas
line in Southeastern Nebraska, Roose
velt's special train raced through a
heavy downpouring rain westward
toward McCook, stopping only at the
most important towns along the road
and then only long enough for the gov
ernor to say a few words to the gath
ered multitude. At every station and
crossing were throngs of people eager
to catch even a glimpse of the New
Yorker as he passed swiftly by in his
special train and the enthusiasm of
their cheers and hurrahs apparently
had no limit.
The strenuous campaign in the west
has had a telling effect on Governor
Roosevelt and while he is the most en
thusiastic and energetic man aboard
the train, his voice is much weaker
than when he started from Chicago
three weeks ago. Fearing that his
voice may give out before the end of
the campaign, he limits bis speeches
to five minutes, making exceptions
only where there are regular afternoon
or evening meetings. Through Kan
sas he wore a large sunflower in honor
of the sunflower state. In Nebraska he
wears a sprig of golden roJ, the Ne
bruska state flower.
Traveling with lloosevelt are: Cur-
ti? Guild of Boston, National Commit
teeman Schneider of Nebraska, all of
the candidates on the republican state
ticket and fourteen newspaper corres
pondents and artists. Almost the en
tire train has been given over to the
use of press men and from it are being
sent out daily over 50,000 words about
Teddy and his trip. Many of the cor
respondents were vith Bryan during
the opening days of the campaign, but
deserted him because of greater and
more widespread interest in the move
ments and speeches of the republican
vice presidential candidate.
Able Crabtree was born near Jack
son, Sciota county, Ohio, May G, 1821.
Died at his home in Murray, Neb.,
September 29, 1900; age seventy-nine
years, four months and twenty-three
He was married July 9, 1S43, to Miss
Elizabeth Clemmons. This union was
blessed with 6ix sons and one daughter
Allen, Noah, Ross, Travis, Elsie,
Silas and Able all of whom remain to
mourn the loss of their father except
Able, the youngest
Mrs. Crabtree departed from this
lifo July 31, 18SG, the husband surviv
ing her fourteen years.
Mr. Crabtree was one of Nebraska's
oldest settlers, having moved into Cass
county in 1854, where be has since re
sided. He united with the church of
Christ at the age of eighteen, and has
always been a devoted, consecrated.
untiring laborer in his Master's vine
yard through his sixty-one years of
esrvice. He has been an elder in the
church at Murray since its organiza
Hod, and lor many years before a
church was built he had services held
in his own house whenever a minister
could be procured.
Besides the six children he leaves a
host of friends to mourn his loss, and
who remember and speak of him as
one of the best men they ever knew. It
has also been said of him that he never
had an enemy.
A Splendid Reeord.
C. H. Vallery and Louis Crabtree
can show a splendid record in the
threshing business, in spite of the bad
condition of the average grain. Their
run so far is 20,000 bushels of oats and
12,500 bushels of wheat. The best run
made was for J. Bergmann, a farmer
living three miles west of Mynard. At
this place they threshed 1,500 bushels
of oats and 1,000 bushels of wheat in
twodays.and moved four miles. Every
one who has seen them thresh say they
have the best rig in the county.
The death of Mrs. Ellen Hutchinson
occurred at her home. Valley farm,
near Memphis, Neb.,last Friday. The
deceased had passed many years in
LIncolu and was well known here, be
ing the mother of Miss Martha Hutch
inson, a university graduate, and the
aunt of Mrs. S. H. At wood. Mrs
Hutchinson leaves two sons and two
daughters. Funeral services were
held yesterday. Lincoln News.
you Can Get It
Anything In Books or Station
ery. School Supplies are a spe
cialty with us. The place to
get papers and magazines.
When it cornea to complete
ness, we are it.
Lebanon's . Book Store.
VERY EXPENSIVE WELL
Weeping Water City Invests In
a Couple of Lots.
Property Sold at Sheriff's Sale and Briar
a Neat Sum Business Hwuses Beauti
fully Decorated For . the Bis Republi
can Meeting Tonight Other Local
Lots 13 and 14, block 73, in Weeping
Water, were sold for taxes at sheriff's
sale yesterday afternoon, the city, of
Weeping Water being the purchaser,
paying therefor the sum of $350.
There is an interesting story con
nected with tho sale and purchase of
these lots. A number of years ago
Harry Race, the former owner, gave
the city of Weeping Water permission
to dig a well on tho lots, providing he
was furnished with water. The well
has since boen Weeping Water's main
source o! supply, and, as the town has
no saloons, this is considered an im
portant factor. No taxes have been
paid on the lots since 1SS6, and some
time ago the county Instituted suit to
recover the same. The appraised val
uation of the property was $30, and, as
the taxes and costs amounted to
$152.40, it looked as though the county
would come out loser on the deal.
At the sale yesterday, however.there
were fifty-three bidders, which fact
indicated that the property was in
great demand. Councilman A. U.
Marshall was present on behalf of the
city of Weeping Water. Many of them
doubtless expected to buy the property
at two-thirds the appraised valuation,
or $20. John Donelan, cashier of the
Weeping Water City National bank,
gave them quite a surprise when he
called the sheriff up by telephone and
bid $200. For a time the telephone
line between Weeping Water and
Piattsmouth was kept hot, and from
$200 Mr. Doneland raised his bid to
$250 and finally to $300. After con
ferring with the other councilmen at
Weeping Water, Mr. Marshall bid
$350, and succeeded io capturing the
The well in question is about thirty
feet deep, and furnishes excellent
water. The cost of having it dug
amounted to about 3400.
"A Runaway Wife."
The Irving French company will
open a three nights engagement at
White's opera house commencing
Monday evening, October 8,when they
will present "A Runaway Wife." A
company of clever artists makes ud
the cast this season. In fact, ladies
and gentlemen who may be classed
above the average in repertoire. The
principal fun making is introduced by
Irving French, without a doubt the
funniest of all comraedians, who has
made the people laugh all over the
country. He is ably assisted by Mis-;
Hattie Haynes,nn artist of rare talent,
and today recognizod as one of the
neatest dancers before the public
During the action of the play a number
of high clnss singing and dancing spec
ialties will bo introduced and also
many other novelties which they will
present between the act9, thus making
a continuous performance, and giving
two hours and a half of solid fun and
amusement at popular prices: 10, 20
and 30 cents. Ladies free opening
night if accompanied by one paid 30
Christian Kndeavor Meeting.
The Christian Endeavor society of
the Presbyterian church met at the
home of Miss Louise Smith last even
I dc. A short business session was
The young ladies had charge of the
entertainment. Tho rooms were dark
ened and while "The House Is
Haunted" was being sungghostly
forms appeared now and then, and mys
terious Bounds were beard all round
about. The two scenes of the departed
spirits giving their experiences in the
various worlds were decidedly amus
Excellent music was furnished by
Misses Laura Fellows, Margaret Wells,
Mina Herold, May Baird and Louise
While lunch was being served two of
these queer beings entertained the
company by relating thrilling inci
dents in connection with their previous
Mozart Club Meeting.
The Mozart club held a very inter
esting meeting last evening at the
home of Miss Kittie Cummins. After
an hour devoted to history and current
events, they had a very Gne musical
program, which was enjoyed by all
present. Those who took part in the
program were Misses Ilajek, Kauble,
Cummins and Elson. The club ad
journed to meet in two weeks at the
home of Mrs. Dawson.
Bohemian Catholics Meet.
At the Bohemian Catholic conven
tion held at St. Paul, Minn., Saturday,
J. M. Jirousek of this city was elected
as vice ppesident. . The date for bold
ing the biennial convention has been
changed from the month of September
to the month of January. The next
convention will bo held at Cedar Rap
Miss Ella Hunter of Piattsmouth has
been visiting here for a couple weeks
and assisted her. uncle. Postmaster
Copelnnd, In the performance of his of
ficial duties during the absence of the
latter's family. Havelock Times.
The officers arrested a stranger in
the west part of town this afternoon.
He had on a fair sized jag, and was en
joying himself frightening the inhabi
tants out that way when the officers ar
rived on the scene.
Pure drugs and all the best patent
medicines at A. W. Atwood'a ,drug
The "Pride of Piattsmouth" is Otto
Wurl's new 5 cent cigar.
F. P. Sheldon went to Omaha
B. W. BUes was an Omaha visitor
Rev. J. J. Lohr and family left last
Thursday for Strand.
Mrs. Carper visited friends in the
country last Wednesday.
Jamss Binning and Otto Trickle
went to Nebraska City Sunday.
Prof. Ferguson of Lincoln trans
acted business here Wednesday.
J. II. Hukill, the optician, was in
the city Wednesday and Thursday.
Miss Stella Norris went to Elmwood
Friday to visit her friend, Miss Carrie
Superintendent W. C. Smith was in
town Wednesday evening and Thurs
Hon. E. M. Pollard left Sunday
night to join the Roosevelt train. This
is an honor 'for Nehawka.
Julian J. Pollard, who is attending
the High school at Lincoln, spent
Saturday and Sunday with his parents.
The Bridges Bros., who are conduct
ing a musical convention here, have a
class of about forty and are doing good
The McKlnley and Roosevelt club
had a meeting Saturday night at the
Bchool house hall. B. F. Wolfe was
the speaker of the evening.
Charles Phil pot, one of the promi
nent farmerB from the vicinity of
Weeping Water.eame in today to hear
In the district court of Csss county,. Nebraska.
Empkie-Shugart Co., a"l
vs. i- Notice of publication.
Zimry H- Spencer. Car- j
rie E. Spencer, et al. j
The defendants, Zinory H. Spencer and Carrie
E. Spencer, will take notice that on the 26th day
of September, 1900, Empkie-Shugart Co.. a cor
poration, the plaintiff filed its petition In the dis
trict court of Cass county, Nebraska, against
Zimry H. Spencer. Carrie E. Spencer and G. If
Wiedeman. the object and prayer of which peti
tion are to have set aside and held for naught
the conveyance from Zimry H. Spencer and Car
rie E. Spencer to G. H. Wiedeman of the east
one-half of lot ten (10.) in block thirty (30.) city of
Piattsmouth. Cass county. Nebraska, and to
have set aside and held for naught the conveyance
Irom G. H. Wiedeman and Mary Wiedeman to
Carrie E. Spencer of the aforesaid property, and
that said property be decreed the property oi the
said Zimry H. Spencer and subject to the pay
ment of plaintiffs claim against said defendant
in the sum of $388.63. and costs of suit taxed at
the sum ol $11.8 , and Interest on said claim at
the rate of 10 per cent per annum from the 21st
day of February, 1S90.
You are required to answer said petition on or
before the 12th day of November, 1900.
By O. S. Polk, its attorney.
First publication October 2-4.
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Regular 10c quality; our price 7c.
Worth today 12-2C; our price 10c.
To close out a special line of these
goods that sold at 10c to 20c a yd,
your choice, 7c.
We are showing- our line of Fall
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new goods from the Eastern mar
kets, at the Lowest Prices. See
Black Pierola Cloth,
the handsomest production out in
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