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Plattsmouth No. 85 Nebraska !o. 85
This ia different.
Our own Colonel Bates seems to be
strictly in the political swim up at Lin
coln. Wonder if the democratic legislature
is responsible for the bottom dropping
out of the weather department.
As the smoke of battle clears- up
after the first round it looks as if the
honors must go to the president And
its a safe bet that he will get the last
ink, and when the country mer
chant legan the same use of print
ers' ink, he met the mail order
house on its own ground and floored
him. Fairbury Journal.
While Plattsmouth is not bothered
S3 much with the mail order houses
there seem to be considerable com
plaint that our people do too much
trading in Omaha. We do not know
how well thi3 complaint is founded, but
the remedy is the same. Plattsmouth
merchants can buy as well as the mer
chants of Omaha, their rent is cheaper,
clerk hire is lower and advertising
rates are lower. They can sell as low
as Omaha or any other town, and if
they do not get the business it is from
a lack of well-directed publicity. The
Omaha merchants advertise, and adver
tise liberally, and if they can draw
trade from Cass county it should be an
object lesson worth considering.
William Haywaed, secretary of the
republican national committee, is ac
cused by the Saturday Evening Post of
being the handsomest man in Nebraska
and seems inclined to resent it. 1 ut,
tut, William! You have no kick com
ing if the rest of us stand for it.
Ffom the manner in which it opens
up it is confidently predicted that the
democratic legislature at Lincoln this
winter will divide honors with the the
aters in the amusement line. And net
the least among the humorous stunts
to be pulled off will be the side-stepping
of a county option bill.
The News-Herald is of the opinion
that the tentative light agreement as
promulgated at the last session of the
light committee of the city council in
conjunction with a committee from the
"commercial club would be eminently
I fair to both the city and the light com
pany. Assuming the gas arcs to rep
resent a half of the contract, and that
the incandescents will be burned an
average of five hours per night, the
price per kilowat would be about six
cents, probably but little in advance of
the cost of production. The city could
not expect cheaper light, outside of
municipal production, and the lighting
j company can well afford it because it
j enables it to handle a volume of bus
iness which it otherwise could not.
', However, we believe a power schedule
should be agreed upon in advance of
the signing of the contract, if the same
; has not already been done.
The democratic house honored itself
in the selection of C. W. Pool, of Te
cumseh, as .speaker. Mr. Pool has
spent a lifetime in the newspaper bus
iness, whooping it up for democracy
(the Bryan kind) in season and out of
season, and his selection as presiding
officer of the Nebraska house comes as
a well-merited reward for services ren
dered. It is evident that the country
merchants are getting the Ix-tler of
the mail order situation. They
saw their trade going from them
gradually and began looking around
for some way to counteract it. And
they have discovered the way by
letting the people know that they
can sell goods with just as much, if
not more advantage to the custom
er, than any mail order house on
earth. In other words, the coun
try merchants found out that the
mail order house could not exist
without the liberal use of printers'
Blanche McCarthy (biographical
data unavailable) insinuates that an as
sembly of married women is often a
dress parade of dowdiem, and then pro
ceeds to fasten the blame on the lord of
the household for having such poor taste
in the selection of feminine wearing
apparel. Holy Moses! Are such things
possible? Not only is this editor abso
lutely ignorant of most of the terms
uaed in describing his wife's wardrobe,
but it has been so long since he had
anything to do with the buying of his
own lingerie that he would need p.-
illustrated catalogue to properly outtu
rules in the interests of the whole peo
ple. But twe years hence it will be
our pleasure to furuish what aid we
can for the elevation to this important
position of a man of our own political
The agreement of the local lighting
company to furnish electricity at the
average rate paid by Grand Island, Be
atrice, Hastings, Fremont and Colum
bus seems fair enough, and with the
better service which the company is
willing to obligate itself to give would
seem to be a fairly good adjustment of
the light proposition when accepted by
the council. It is hardly fair to pre
sume that this company or any other
company could afford to make any per
manent improvements or any outlay
for machinery for a contract of less
than five years.
A dispute which promises to develop
into gigantic proportions has arisen
among the democrats at Lincoln rel
ative to the framing of a bank guaranty
law. In the payment of the depositors
of a defunct bank one faction thinks it
should be done "immediately," while
another faction is of the opinion that
"promptly" would be plenty soon
enough. The fight has been carried to
Fairview and it is said that Mr. Bryan
favors "immediate" payment, without
the aid or consent of anybody on earth.
"Beau Brummel Bates of Cass,"
is the way Cartoonist Spencer of the
World-Herald labels a work of art in
which he has pictured the Colonel in all
his youth and beauty, not forgetting
either the cane or the hat. The Col
onel certainly has a cause of action
for an amount that woulc1 make the
Herold-Coates verd.ct look like thirty
cents. We can never forgive Spencer
for handling a serious subject in so
flippant a manner.
The memorial to congress in the form
of the resolutions passed by the Platts
mouth Commercial club on the occasion
of its first meeting, asking the congress
to appropriate $500,000,000 for the im
provement of the waterways of the
United States, was the first of its kind
to be read in the committee on Rivers
and Harbors. The News-Herald re
gards this as a good omen for the
working ability of the club.
j As this issue of the News-Herald
! leaves the press Governor Sheldon
i takes his departure from the executive
' mansion and Governor Shallenberger
j steps in. We bow to the rule of the
i majority of Nebraska electors, and he
i will bo our governor so long as he
Jll 9 O 9 Ikjl
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Dispatches from Lincoln inform us
that Richmond lost out in his fight for
chief clerk because he had already been
holding an office on the national com
mittee, and it was the sense of the
house that the pudding should be passed
A new member from Lancaster coun
ty proposes to introduce a bill making
every Saturday afternoon a legal half
holiday. The trouble with a large
number of workman just now is that
they have too many whole holidays.
ES that the kind of print
ing you want? Right
Up-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 kkrush"? Then
Smith, of Seward, is another news
paper man to capture a plum at Lin
coln, having been selected as secretary
of the senate. But where are the rest
of the colonels?
FlGHT fair. Mud-slinging personali
ties don't buy you anything and de
stroys your self respect.
Fourteen below zero is pretty darn
E TO US
OUR Job Printing De
partment is riorht utd to
1909 in every respect
We have aejantatisiTfdr
"orlTa Yi n rrnm nt.
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Delivery. We have expert
T -A- j '
j-ecterpress artists wnose
taste and knowledge of the
craft are well known. Our
trices are consistently low.
What Others Say j
"senator burton" looks cood.
The country at large,as well as Ohio in
particular, is to be congratulated on
the prospective election of Theodore
E. Burton of the United States senate.
Mr. Burton has been a most painstak
ing and efficient member of the. lower
house of congress. He has earned the
advancement the state has bestowed
upon him, and will no doubt further add
to the prestige of past .service in the
next six years. Mr. Burton was 57
years 'old December 20, and i3 in the
ripe fullness of his powers. Philadel
NEED OP GIVING QUICKLY.
and the White House will ring with
peace and prosperity and joy for years
What with bronze turkeys from Rhode
Island, 'possums from Georgia arid
canvasbacks from Maryland, not to
speak of the immortal Virginia hams,
Mr. Taft who is rapidly getting the
reputation of an epicure, will be killed
with kindness if he doesn't plead indi
gestion. New York Sun.
The new speaker of the Nebraska
house has spent almost a third of a
century in Nebraska, during most of
which time he has been the publisher
and editor of a democratic newspaper
in Johnson county. His elevation to
the important and dignified position to
which he has been chosen is a deserved
recognition of the faithful, unselfish
and hardworking cuuntry editors who
in season and out of season have born
the democratic banner and supported
democratic candidates and policies.
Mr. Pool's standing at home is at
tested by the fact that he, a demo
crat, was elected from one of the strong
republican counties in the state, run
ning several hundred votes ahead of
his" ticket, just as he did two years ago
when he was defeated by a very slight
margin. His democracy is unalloyed.
It would have been impossible to find
a speaker more firmly wedded to every
plank of the democratic platform than
is ' Charley" Pool of Tecumseh.
The speakership in Nebraska has
notoriously proved the graveyard of
political hopes. Many an aspiring and
capable man has attained that post of
honor, never again to be heard of in
politics. The reason has been that the
duties of the office are responsible and
exacting as the temptations and
chances to err are numerous and allur
ing "Uncle Dan" Nettleton broke
the hoodoo two years since. He went
out of office stronger and more re
spected than when he entered it. He
was honest, sincere, courteous and fair
to the minority, and adamant in his
stand for the pledges his party had
made. That Speaker Pool will follow
in his footsteps, improving, if possible,
on his record, will be the wish and be
lief of his friends all over Nebraska.
IIS VERY ANNOYING
We ping Water
From the Republican.
T. J. Phillips and son Walter went to
Omaha Monday and Walter went from
there to Mexico, Mo., to the military
school, to continue his studies.
At the roll call at the Congregational
thurch Monday night there were 129
responded who were present, and 80
absent members were represented.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Clizbe enter
tained to a New Year's dinner, Charles
Bailey and family and Mrs. Prosserand
family of Elmwood, Miss Vaughden of
South Dakota, and G. W. Woodruff of
Mr. and Mrs. D. II. Mills went out to
C. E. Newlon's to spend the day and
eat New Year's dinner. It was the
67th birthday for Mr. Mills,and he was
feeling pretty well pleased with the
world and has prospered very well.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Z. W. Shrader
last week were Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Chriswisser of Beaver City, Nebr.,
Mrs. Chrisswisser is a daughter of
Mrs. Shrader, also Mrs. Linvillle of
Beaver City, another daugh!r, were
present. Mr. and Mrs. Shrader were
in Plattsmouth New Year's day to en
joy a feast.
Plattsmouth business men now close
their stores ?t 7 o'clock p. m. except
the saloons. This condition of affairs
were brought about by the clerks, not
so that the latter could patronize the
saloons, but could go home and visit
their families. The firms will not suf
for loss of trade and it is a good move.
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.
For weelri tn n :t Lluij u most ur
gent need will be food, clothing and
shelter for the homeless.' If, as it ia
not impiobtble, 150,000 lives have been
lost, the number of survivors whose
distress calls for prompt relief must be
twice or thrice as great. Both in Sicily
and Calabria there are undoubtedly
scores of small towns in which . the
dwellings have been almost as com
pletely wrecked as those of -Messina
and Reggio. The mental anguish
caused by the loss of friends and prop
erty only time can alleviate; but food
and clothing can be supplied with money,
and money can be transmitted by cable.
New York Tribune.
All Georgia wants to heap the board
at the banquet to Mr. Taft at Atlanta
on January 15 with roast 'possum and
sweet potatoes, and Mr. Harry kS.
Fisher of Newman, who is known as
the 'possum king, rhapsodizes:
"Give us a 'possum-loving president,
Mrs. J. L. Young and children spent
Saturdav and Sundav with relatives at
D. Murray and family spent Sunday
at the L. C. W. Murray home at Eight
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Puis are the
proud parents of a fine little daughter
that arrived Tuesday morning, Jan
Mother anu little one are doing nicely-;
Ray Davi3-JanfLfatfv nioved to their
XTcw nome at Eight Mile Grove Monday.
H. Beck 'did his butchering Tuoiay.
Chas. Tucker and family moved Tues
day to the place vacated by Ray Davis.
Wm. Puis and daughter Mata, W.
H. Puis and Fritz Lutz and Louie Puis
helped Philip Hild butcher Wednesday.
Geo. Ray and family spent Sunday
with Chas. Herren and wife.
Bert Tucker and wife . of Nehawka
were the guests of II. Beck and family
Davis and Hill shelled corn Tuesday.
butchered his porkers
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
rta Kind Yea Haie Always E::St
This Hardly Expresses What
Say of It.
t ny itchiness of the skin is annoying,
ittle danger In itching skin diseases.
$ut 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 good many years
with a skin irritation on one of her
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
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.atopped 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.
When You Put on Stockings.
Of the heavier sort, do your shoes
pinch, and your feet swell and perspire?
If you sprinkle Allen's Foot-Ease in
your shoes, it will give you rest and
comfort, and instant relief from any
annoyance. Sold everwhere, 23c.
Don't accept any substitute.
the misfortune to break his leg last j
week while felling a treeonjthe Eugene i
Colbert farm near Wabash.
Carl Eisenhut has ordered a niachire
that will gather the nails and do all the
work for shingling except furnirh the
power. With this he ran weur mittens
and work in the coldest weather.
Some years ago Carl Schlophof in
jured his knee cap and it has troubled ,
him more or less ever since. He had I
knee looked after at the hospital and it .
is believed that he is entiely relieved
from future bother.
The Bank of Murdock is handing out I
some original calendars this year, it i
shows the two little Neitzel boys as j
"making their first deposit" in the j
bank with a fine cut of the bank build-
ing, handsomely mounted.
Mr. and Mrs. Roettger of Berlin j
were up a few days last week as guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Langhorst. Mr. ,
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nr. 1 t i: r-
Ths Colonel Attracts Attention.
The Omaha Bee of the 4th inst. head
a short article with "Bates is Modest"
"Colonel Bates of the Plattsmouth
Journal is one of the distinguished
members of the house. The Colonel
stands about six feet high and is broad
in proportion. He carries a gold head
ed cane and wears a high silk hat and
in appearance is in keeping with the
profession to which he has the honor
to belong. He is candidate for the
chairmanship of the committee on print
ing and that is all lie wants at the hands
of the organization.
A BAPTIST ELDER
Restored to Health by Vino!
"I wxs run down an l w
digestion end general d.-Lil;
fered from verUso. I f?.w
preparation cilll Vinol p..
decided to give it a trial.
ult were most sratlfylr.c
Ing two bottle? I r?m:.-.' l :'
strength and ara no' fc::.n; . -welL"
Hnry Cunnishar-. r: -!r Bap
tist Church. Kington, N
Vlcol Is not a paren: mI. ; : - n a
preparation composed cf tfc n i; ,'!cai
elements of coda' liver. con:t.!i.-S l:n
a tonic iron and in W:-
a hearty apptlte. ton n; orn
of digestion and maU ri. !i. r. 1 Mu-jJ.
In this natural manner. Yii-: -r-at-
strength for th mii4'n or
vrorked au! ilrtlllrat.-d. ' ; t . lo
cate children nnJ oM l "i- For
chronic coughs. coM- ar. i !- n. hlfi
Vinol Is iinfxcelil.
All enrh wrjons in tUi vi'-.uliy ar
Roettger is a prosperous business man asked to try VinoI n our r :r r
of that thriving village who looks the fUQ(j their money if It fat' to tfiv sat
prospcrity that has been his in past j Ufactlon.
The revival meetings being held by ;
the local Evangelical church arc well :
attended. Rev. Scheerbacher has abty
assisted in this work and has delivered :
some very, strong sermons to large
Walter Leiraer, the efficient your g ,
teacher for the Lutheran church north
of town spent the holidays at his home j
in Beemcr, Neb. Hi? scholar here !
remembered him with a beautiful w atch !
fob and other appropriate Christmas
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rikli returned '
from u three weeks trip to ' iklahoma
Tuesday noon. They vis-ted virh their
several children a well as Henry 1'orn,
Dierksen, Rodenberg and Brukhage
families who Feem to be prop ring i
Carl Radtke returned from his Ok Is-!
horns trip last Saturday and ha.s derided
to rent a farm of L. C. EickholT, adjoin
ing Waukomis Mr. Radtke intends
having a sale of his good here about
the first of February when he will
move down south.
The local lovers of out door ?port
were treated to a genuine game of
basket ball laat week, when the Rikli
ligers met and defeated a strong team
from Weeping Water, and another
from Greenwood. John Oehlerking who
spent the holidays with his mother play
ed in the game with the Rikli boys and f
was the star of the several contest
Scores 43 to G and IS to G.
GERING & CO.
No scnt: in rur.ni.
doctor to anorrt.r
best one, then rf
Do not delay, hu:
in time when v.
Ask his o p i n i -:
and coidi. i r.'.
not, just as l.j s
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Alwavs keep a No of Arr'J I
bouse. Justons p.H :ir tu 1: :;:-.
thee. ill warJ v'.T n.arr.- an
bilious.irs. in Jigeitior.. i uX :
Hot manv years his yojr -these
piHs? Ask b:m t a'.
M2fa3 hy ti J. . y- C.tr.i i
. in f !
Miss Meta Neitzel was
passenger last Monday.
Don't forget the next number of the
Woodman program Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Luetchens
were Omaha visitors last Wednesday.
John Amquert left for a fortnights
visit with his sister at Malvern, Iowa.
Charles Meyers from Pipestone, Min.
is visiting among acquaintances here
about. The local school opened again last
Monday morning after a two weeks
John Ruge.wife and daughter visited
their relatives in Avoca several days of
Markets, wheat 92c, corn 51c, oats 40
hogs $5.25, butter 20c, eggs 25c,
cream 28c, hens Sc.
Albert Zierath is having the Thimgan
brothers build a fine cattle shed on hia
place north-west of town.
Last week Auerust Lindell and Miss
Peri Earl were quietly married at the
home of Page Earl near Syracuse, Neb.
Henrv Meieriunren canvassed the
surrounding country last week and
bought up a fine bunch of young cattle
which he will feed until spring.
Mrs. Von Lackum and daughter who
have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. F.
Wolf during the past ten days returned
to their home in Omaha laat Thursday.
August and William Wendt intend
making their brother Fred, near Craw
ford, Neb., a visit this week; they will
probably come back with a carload of
Wm. Campbell who has been sawing
lumber for a number of farmers had
J The news items of the home com
munity. J The things in which you are most
J The births, weddings, deaths of
the people you know.
J The social affairs oi our owa and
Thi r tk Um4 f fecta thm pj
tr rmm im mwmrr inn: Tkr ar
iH The Popular
C0n tack ti T'J i' T J ' '
hom. It i5 ir 1 '' ! j :
tna Mi.l-Ordir H u A I-.'
cur Jirt.5;n1r cutarrn i g-'"'
U-a wive it .1 t in '" i.t
What You Like
But deposit your money
It is possible that you
have never felt the abso
lute necessity of having a
bank account. It is prob- '
ableyoa could drift along ,
for years without one but
IF YOU EXPECT TO
FORGE TO THE FRONT
in this lite m a nnanciaj
way it is essential that
yon have a Bank Account.
We give you a personal
invitation to make this bank
your depository whether
you have a small sum or a
large one tolay aside for
Bank of Filurdock
H. R. NEITZEL, Cashier.
Individual Responsibility Over
ii I'M TM& imi-
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 ::
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 j'hem.
The Plattsmouth Music Co
Tuning a.nd Repairing.
J. A. Bect:r, M
W S W 3 AT. V r . I "-'" I I .
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