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About Semi-weekly news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1895-1909 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1909)
Entered at tha postoffice at Plattamoutb, Caaa
entity. Nebraska, as second-class mail matter.
J. E. Douglas, Trustcv.
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Plattsmouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 85
IP you made any New Year's resolu
tions, for heaven's sake stick to them.
As a preliminary step to the race of
1912, W. J. Bryan has recently joined
the Eagles. "The people must rule."
The year of 1908 has been one of the
hardest on fire insurance companies,
and some of the strong one's have rein
sured their risks and quit the field.
The disastrous forest fires in the north
have been a heavy drain on the accu-"
mulated surpluses of the companies, j
Yet there are those who claim that in
surance rates are too high.
The Beatrice Express changed hands :
the first of the year, the new owners'
being Henry W. Munson of Lincoln and
Frank O. Edgecombe of Geneva, re-!
cently associated together in the publi- j
cation of the Nebraska Farmer. The j
Express has been one of our most val- j
ued exchanges and we note with pleas- j
ure that the new management will rc- j
tnin E. W. Huse as editor.
Leading democrats of Topeka have j
organized forhe purpose of starting a !
daily paper in the interests of Mr. j
Bryan's campaign for the presidency ;
at the end of Mr. Taft's term. And it
is said that similar organizations are to
be effected in every county in every i
state in the union. Business men who i
had hoped that the election would set-1
tie matters, it seems, are not to have j
their hopes realized.
Last Friday, New Year's Day, Pres
ident Roosevelt kept open house fcr
the last time during his admfhistration.
He stood in lino for three hour.-? while
the Washingtonians of every color and
condition filed past and grasped his out
stretched hand. Seldom has a presi
dent filled the chair who has been ns
strong a champion of the rights of the
whole people. The meanest citizen of
the United States has only the highest
respect and love for the president, and
when he steps down and out on March
4 next, he will have completed an ad-
ministration which will go down in his-
J& 1 9 0 9 pL
ii1 - in
IS that the kind of print
ing you want? Bight
TJp-to-Date in the mat
ter of Stock, Type and of
Composition? Do you like
neat, tasty and stylish sta
tionery or other printing at
reasonable prices? And do
you sometimes need a job
done in a "rush"? Then
4 - m---TmJmf" ""
OTTRj Job Printing De
f partment is riht utj to
1909 in every resrject.
We have a reputation for
Goocl Work and prompt
Delivery. We have expert
Letterpress artists whose
tasteiad knowledge of the
craft a5e well known. Our
urices are consistently low.
tory as one of the greatest since the
organization of the government.
In discussing the municipal owner
nership idca a prominent business
man recently he expressed the fear
that under that system inefficiency and
gross mfeifianajffmer.t would be the
rule. The News-Herald assures him
that his fe3rs are groundlesss. Statis
tics prove the contrary, and the infor
mation rosy be obtained in our own
state that municipal ownership is
proving n ideal solution to several
Charles P. Taft's withdrawal from
the senatorial race in Ohio will redound
to his credit all over the nation. The
fact that he was a brother of the president-elect
would not require the renun
ciation of any of his personal ambitions,
and the fact that he was big enough
and broad enough to sacrifice his own
aspirations on the altar of his country's
good, when that opinion was anything
but unanimous, stamps him as a man
of the first magninude. Ohio has fur
nished the nation with many illustrious
men, and cf these Charles P. Taf t
nf)t e least
Plattsmouth the old town on
the Muddy just below where the
Platte empties itsjsand-laden waters
into the larger river, and makes a
pale streak down the west side of
the murky stream Plattsmouth,
which in the early days had every
prospect of becoming the metropo
lis of Nebraska, but failed owing,
not to locality or topographical
condition, but by reason of internal
indifference and short sightedness
Plattsmouth, the town which has
had its ups and downs, which has
flourished, boomed, faded and retro
graded, and suffered from various
vicissitudes, from floods, fires and
fickle fortune is, apparently, com
ing ouLof its shell of desuetude and
getting busy. The younger geneta
tion is taking hold of the reins of
public affairs, and a dawn of a new
era is breaking. They have orgar -ized
a commercial club. There is
no town, large or small, which can
keep abreast of her neighbors and
up to the times withcut the active
and constant operation of a live
and agressive commercial club.
When is Red Oak going to get busy
along this line. Red Oak (la.) Ex
Thank you, brother. And we believe
that our younger generation is cim
poscd of just enough vim," vign- ?.m
virility to) accomplish that which it
wills. Our commercial club starts out
most auspiciously and the "dawn of a
new era" is rosy with promise.
Teachers Take to Matrimony.
Contrary to the general belief, mat-
j rimony plays havoc with the teaching
j force in the state of Nebraska. Most
, of the teachers are women. Not long
VL I J
ago a woman teacher who had taught ; e
' for twenty-five years was given a pub- t
. . , ... i
for her services. A prominent business
man living in the same town got to
thinking over the esteem in which she
was held and decided that he thought a
great deal of the lady himself so he
proposed marriage ane was accepted
and there will be no more public recep
tions to teachers in that town.
County Superintendent S. A. Reason
er of Buffalo county, with headquarters
at Kearney, sends a tale of woe to
State Superintendent McBrien. He re
grets to report that there are twelve
vacancies in the teaching force of his
county, and sad to relate, most of the
vacancies are due to matrimony. He
does not blame the women teachers
entirely, because in each instance there
wa3 a man in the case. William Haw
ley Smith often advised teachers not to
leave a $50 job for a $23 man and the
women teachers of Nebraska have gen
erally livad up to this." However, some
of them have taken the $50 man. Lin
Our city council is certainly afraid
of the light proposition.
Habit has a strangle hold on most of
i us. Do you invariably write it iwj.'
First thing the weather man knows
some fool body will be worrying about
a shortage in the ice crop.
a golf enthusiast of j
While Taft is
the first water, Sherman is a baseball
fan among fans. Their office boys will
doubtless preserve these facts for fu
While we are having our municipal
trials in securing an adequate light and
power service, our sister city of 15ea
trice is wrestling with the question of
n better water supply.
F.USINESS men of Plattsmouth should
lend their best endeavors to the work
of the commercial club. This organiza
tion can be of almost infinite benefit
to our municipality if we will but take
hold and boost.
At least one guaranty bank law bill
has already been framed and will be
introduced in the senate as sooVi as
that body convenes. Senator Volpp,
representing Washington and Dodge
I counties, is the father of the measure,
and the Scribner News says it is a "com
pliment to its author."
Henry C. Richmond seems to be in
the fight to the finish for chief clerk of
the house. He should have it if he
wants it, handed to him on silver plat
ter, but the state will be infinitely the
winner if the other man pulls down the
persimmon. It isn't much of a trick to
make a chief clerk, but good newspaper
men are scarce.
A reader inquires what effect Mr.
Roosevelt's retirement will have on the
business of the stork. We frankly ad
mit that we don't know much about
it, but it is our opinion that the pres
ident's influence in this particular has
been popularly overestimated. And
late advice3 from Cincinnati seem to
confirm this view.
The juvenile court as conducted in
some of the large cities of the country
is proving a potent factor in dealing
with the criminal tendencies of the
young. They are of incalculable good
to a community when presided over by
men so eminently fitted for the work
as Judge Lee Estelle of Omaha, and
j Judge Ben Lindsey of Denver.
Keepinc everlastingly at it is what
counts. Have you a cherished ambi
tion? Would you better your condition
in life? Are you dissatisfied with what
you are accomplishing? Are you satis
fied with your caliber? Then resolve
that what you want is yours, give your
best endeavors to its accomplishment
cess will surely follow.
IN THE HANDS OF FRIENDS.
Most of those who are reported as
"being seriously considered for a place
in the cabinet" are apparently doing
the considering themselves. Philadel
Someone once publicly pulled Presi
dent Andrew Jackson's nose, and now
another someone has" pulled President
Fallieres' whiskers. All of which shows
that mankind is essentially scrappy and
that history is prone, to repeat itself.
Philadelphia Record. 1
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POSSESSES EGO. j
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not ready for postal saving banks, and j
when Aldnch says the country isn t ;
What Others Say j
rally be expected to decide that thejTQ V17PV ANNflYINP
country isn i no maner wnai 'uu IUIA1 fill 11 V 1111 U
country uav-'ii may imiitv. in-iuiu-1
ALWAYS TWO KINDS.
By a small majority the democrats
carried Nebraska at the recent election
and now itseem9 that there are two
kind. of democrats in the new legisla
ture, one 'kind considering the party
platform too radical on the state guar
antee of bank deposits. Nebraska
would be better off if it had not turned
its election into a personal compliment.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
RFPUBLICANS ARE THAT WAY.
Despite the exaggerated professions
of scepticism on the part of some very
superior critics of all things that are,
it looks more and more as if the repub
lican majority at Washington would
loyally fulfill its promise of tariff re
vision, and that according to the reason
able rule that the way to revise is to
revise. New York Tribune.
HIS MONEY WELL EMPLOYED.
If thes report were true that Andrew
Carnegie had provided $150,000 to carry
on the Pittsburg inquiry into municipal
corruption he would have initiated a de
sirable form of moral philanthropy.
Endowment funds for the exposure and
prosecution of boodling are a novelty
which may ultimately appeal to million
aire bounty am1 in which there are abund
ant opportunities for possessors of
swollen fortunes to avert the disgrace
of dying rich. New York World,
IS JOHN A DEMOCRAT?
At a recent Fontanelle club dinner,
j0hn L. Webster attacked the Drimarv
system, which he said had not brought
the results anticipated, and urged that
we should do well to revert to the old
system of county and Trtate conven
tions, where men got together for ex
change of ideas and to receive the en
thusiasm which only personal contact
affords, afterward returning to their
constituents not only to communicate
to them this enthusiasm but a clearer
understanding of the party platforms.
; State Journal.
A HARMLESS OCCUPATION.
Almost anybody who reads the news
papers can sit down with a paper and
pencil and build a cabinet for the nex
president of the United States. All
that is required is a knowledge of people
who bulk large in their various profes
sions and consideration of those who
lUe F. H. Hitchcock, have performed
notable services for the party, Buch as
running a steam roller. Cabinet-making
for persons who have nothing else
to do do is almost as interesting as fit
ting together one of those cardloard
puzzles. Among the nine cabinet of
fices it is almost impossible not to
guess at least one, and so every person
who has nothing else to do is making
his little guess. Quite a harmless oc
cupation, assuredly. Pittsburg Post.
Stand up for your own rights if you
would command the respect of your
fellows. This applies to communities
as well as individuals. Hence the need
for a strong, active commercial club.
Now is the time to commence your
advertising campaign for 1909. Strong
well-directed publicity is a bigger
factor today in the business world than
ever before. Are you getting your
share of the business of the community?
L. B. Brown who has been a resident
ofiCass county since 1S65, was in the
News-Herald office Monday and re
newed his subscription to this house
hold necessity. Mr. Brown got the
first issue of the Plattsmouth Herald
forty-four years ago coming February
and has been a constant reader of the
paper since that time. The Herald
was started February 1865 by H. D.
Hathaway who published it until 1872.
Mr. Brown has been a faithful friend
and has stood by us in all the vicissitudes
of forty- four years, and he expects to
read the Herald whether by that name
or some other a3 long as he lives.
Mother Cray's Sweet Powders.
For children successfully used by
Mother Gray, nurse in the Children's
home in New York, cure feverishness,
bad stomach, teething disorders, moves
and regulate the bowels and destroy
worms. Over 10,000 testimonials. They
never fail. At all dugprists. 25c. Sam-
When Rubbers Become Necessary
And your shoes pinch. Allen's Foot
Ease, a powder to be shaken into the
shoes, is just the thing to use. Try it
for Breaking in New Shoes. Sold
everywhere, 25c. Sample Free. Ad
dress, Allen S. Olmstead, Le Roy, N.
Y. Don't accept any substitute.
Ask for Allen' Foot-Ease.
A powder for swollen, tired, hot,
smarting feet. Sample sent free. Also
Free Sample of the Foot-Ease Sanitary
Corn-Pad, a new invention. Addresr,
Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
F. L. Curtis of Fairbury, foreman of
the Fairbury Journal of that city was
a Plattsmouth visitor Monday.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
C3 Kind TC3 It 273 AWi 2JS LCXCl
Barg tfla Vyiii-V
.rkuuress, Alien S.
Le Roy, N, Y.
Hardly Expresses What
Say of It.
Any itchiness of the skin is annoying.
Little danger in itching skin diseases.
But they make you miserable.
Doan's Ointment is a never-failing
For Piles, Eczema, all itching troubles,
Plattsmouth citizens endorse it.
Mrs. Joseph Warga, of 1400 Main
street, Plattsmouth, Nebr., says: "Ex-
perience has taught our family the
value of Doan's Ointment. My mother
was troubled for a rrood manv vears
with a skin irritation on one of heri
feet. Despite the fact that she tried ;
remedies of various kinds no relief was ;
obtained until she used Doan's Oint- '
ment which by chance she learned about :
and procured at Gering & Co. 's drug ;
store. This preparation not only ban-1
ished the trouble at the time but ef
fected a permanent and absolute cure.
I also used Doan's Ointment for a
terrible itching on my right hand and
wrist. A few applications reduced the
inflammation and stopped the itching.
I have had slight touches of the trouble
since but an appeal to Doan's Ointment
has always given me relief. We are
never without this splendid preparation
in the house, finding it invaluable."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
Plattsmouth Again Winner
W. C. Hamilton who has been a poul
try fancier for several years and most
successful breeder of sinele comb Buff
Orpington fowls, made a splendid show-
incr at the Trans-Mississippi pet stock
show just held. Mr. Hamilton captur
ed many valuable prizes, his winnings
being as follows:
First and second on hen; third and
fifth cocks; second, fourth and fifth
cockerel; second, third, fourth and
fifth pullet; first and second pen. Mr.
Hamilton was by far the strongest
breeder represented in the Buff Orping
ton breed, and carried off more prem
iums than any other in that line.
Nearly everyone is looking to .see
what is new on display in the way of
Christmas novelties. While you are J
looking, don't fail to drop into Crabill's ;
jewelry and see Mrs. Howland'sbeauti- j
ful line of hand-painted china. Brooches, j
50c to $1.25; pin trays, 50c to $1.00;
plates, $1.25 to $10.00. You will also j
find jewel trays, toilet articles, nut j
bowls aud many other novelties especi
ally appropriate for Christmas gift, tf
The annual meeting of the Farmers
Mutual Fire and Live Stock Insurance
company of Cass county. Neb., will be
held at the Heil school house (District
No. 88) on Saturday, January 9th, 1909,
at 1:30 j. m. for the purpose of electing
officers for the coming year and trans
acting such other business as may come
before the meeting.
Jacob Tritsch, J. P. Falter,
Every Woman Will be Interested.
There has recently been discovered
an aromatic, pleasant herb cure for
woman's ills, called Mother Gray's
AUSTRALIAN-LEAF. It is the only
certain regulator. Cures female weak
nesses and Backache, Kidney, Bladder
and Urinary troubles. At all Drug
gists or by mail 90 cts. Sample FREE.
Address, The Mother Gray Co., Le
Roy, N. Y.
Fred Draper Disappears.
Fred Draper the fourteen year old
son of A. B. Draper of Atlantic, Iowa,
disappeared last August. Sheriff Quin
ton received from the boy's father a
description of the boy. He has brown
hair, large blue eyes, corner of one
front tooth broken off, scar on scalp,
weighs about 110 pounds. A reward of
$200 is offered for news of his where
abouts. Exchanges please copy.
Here is Relief For Women. .
If you have pains in the back, Uti-j
nary. Bladder or Kidney trouble, and j
want a certain, pleasant herb cure for
woman's ills, try Mother Gray's Aus- .
tralian-Leaf. It is a safe and never j
failing regulator. At Druggists or by i
mail CO cts. Sample package freJ
Address. The Mother Gray C. LeRoy. j
fiT " f 111 ' " "
Sustains Fracture ot Leg.
Will Campbell who operates a saw
mill between Wabash and Weeping
Wateri had the misfortune to have a
heavy log fall on his leg, breaking
it. Mr. Campbell was taken to the
Elmwpod hospital where medical at
tention was given him. ,
Elmwood Lady Sick.
Mrs. C. D. Kunz, wife of a prominent
Elmwood retired farmer, is reported
quite sick, and was taken to the local
hospital for treatment Thursday. It
was found necessary to perform a sui-
ejcbI operation and Mrs. Kunz s con-
dition is very critical. j
When You Put on Stockings.
Of the heavier sort, do your shoes i
pinch, and your feet swell and perspire? '
If you sprinkle Allen's Foot-Ease in j
your shoes, it will give you rest and !
comfort, and instant relief from any :
annoyance. Sold everwhere, 25c. '
Don't accept any substitute.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dunbar and wife :
ami nnn pf Aync.a ariV' ra TT""r ,. I
wcssj , i : f- - - . ' ri r r av . !
Nehawk'a'are guests of Sheriff Quinton
Real Fstate Transfers.
A. Gerdes to E. Kuehn w. d.
Lots 22, 2.1, 21, block 1:1. 1st add.
J. G. Hansen to E. (i. Hansen w. d.
$1. S E 1-4 and S 1-2 N E 1-4 11-10-12
N 1-2 N E 1-4 14-10-12.
J. G. Hansen to F. A. Hansen w. d
S W 1-2 S5-11-12.
nanscn to C. N. Hansen w. d.
N W 1-4 3-10-12.
Hansen to Lena A. Dysart, w.
N W 1-4 10-10-12.
J. G. Hansen to J. Hansen et al. w.
d. $1. N E 1-4 9-10-12.
J. D. Shrader to W. A. Scott q. c. d.
$150. Lots C, 7, block 3 Murray.
I. Pearlman to Mary E. Egenbergcr
w. d. $300. Lot 10, block 33 city.
J. B. Higley to Perry Marsh v.: d.
Part N W 1-4 N W 1-2 l'.-12 -14.
R. B. Windham, trustee to Perry
Marsh w. d. $40. Part N W 1-4 N W
Opportunities For Young Wo wen.
The Philadelphia school for nurses.
2219 Chestnut Street. Philadelphia, Pa.,
offers Free Scholarships in Trained
Nursing to young women in every state
in the Union. The scholarships cover
the full two years course, with roorr,
board, uniforms, laundering, etc., in
cluded, and railroad fare paid to home
town or district upon the completion of
A homo study course and a .short
resident course are also pro
vided, which quickly open the i!xr to
opportunity and enable progressive
students to render a noble service to
humanity and at the same time acquire
for themselves a substantial income
from the best paid occupation now
open to women; besidesquahfyiug every
student to deal with emergencies in the
home that may mean the saving of a
loved one's life.
Far-seeing philanthropists are adding
i to the resources of this school, with th
view ot ultimately extending these
benefits to earnest, energetic young
women in all country districts and in
all the smaller towns and cities.
The institution is approved and en
dorsed by leading physicians and edu
cators of the entire country. Some of
the leading men of this state are its
strong supporters and endorsers, as
will be seen by the catalogue which
will bo sent to any one who writes to
the school for it.
photo card views of plattsmouth, 2
f0v c at Nemetz & Co's.
CJ The news items of the home com-
3 The things in which you are most
fl The births, weddings, deaths of
the people you know.
fThe social affairs of our own and
TheM ara th kind of fact thi ppw
gives you in ry ima. Thar ara
cartainlr worth taa ubacription prica.
We have just established our
selves in your city with a fine
line of strictly high-grade pi
anos, a stock which is strictly
up-to-date in every particular
and which is absolutely guar
anteed as to quality, workman
ship and material, both by us
and the manufacturers. In or
der to introduce ourselves we
propose to quote you some ::
Bcepf ionaliriLow Prices
Your wn Terms
We also carry a handsome line
of sheet music at popular prices
and will appreciate the cour
tesy of a call at our store. Sat- .
isfaction guaranteed. Two in
struments used but a short
time will be sold at a great sac
rifice.' Come in and see them.
The Plattsmouth Music Co.
A BAPTIST ELDER
Restored to Health by Vinol
"I was run down and weak from in
digestion end general debility. alo suf
fered from vertigo. I saw a rod liver
preparation called Viuol advert isfd ani!
decided to give.it a trial, and the re
sults wen most gratifying. Alter tak
ing two bottles I regained my
strength and am now feelins unuS'iaUy
well." Henry Cunningham. FM-r Bap
tist Church. Kingston. N.
Vinol is not a patenr mrdW Ine but a
preparation composed cf the ineJUlnal
elements of rods' llrers. combined with
a tonic iron and wiue. Vino! reaten
a hearty appetite, tones v.; the organ
of digestion ami makes rlcli. red blood
In this natural manner. Vinol rente
strength for the run-down. over
worked and debilitated, and for deli
cate children aud old people. For
chronic coughs, colds and bronchitis
Vinol is unexcelled.
All suth iersotis in this vicluity are
asked to try Viuol ou our otTer to re
fund their money if it falls to give at
Isfactlon. GERING & CO.
No sense in running from one
doctor to another. Select the
best one, then stand by him.
Do not delay, but consult him
in time when you are sick.
Ask his opinion of Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral for coughs
and colds. Then use it or
not, just as he says.
publiah aar frala
ttum our laadiasaaa
Wa nr.! T l
Always keep a hox of Ayer's Pills in the
house. Just one pill at bedtime, now and
then, will ward off many an attack of
biliousness, indigestion, sick headache.
How manv years has your doctor known
these pills? Ask him all about them.
w . lfa by taa J. C. AfT to.. I-a-wall.
:H The Popular iiC Cigar.
Will coma back to tou if pn-i it at
home. It is tn? fira' if ou It t
the Mail-Ortier M'ni'.e. A e'.mrcm thrown
our m3nn.ng column w.a si jnu an
idea wriera it wul tjy tn noil.
deliberative body on earth may
Bagnature ox wfaV7 5W and wife.
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