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VOL. XLV NO. Tuy;
II 1HI K 11 W SrO. JCL. ttiJLili
Friends of Col. II. H.
Urging His Candidacy
received because everybody who is fam-1
iliar with Col. Carr's methods knows
with what spiendid ability he would, if
he accepted such a trust, carry out new
r ' and practical ideas for the benefit of
arr ! the millions of farmers of this country.
Representative land owners and Vice
Presidents of the National Farmers
j Association in every state between the
labor of Ohio River and Colorado have added
'Farmers' their enthusiastic approval of this move-
Chicago j ment to place Col. H. H. Carr at the
head of the Agriculture Department
TRIAL OF OSSENKOP
May Bo Continued Owing to Smallpox in Family of one of the
Principal Witnesses For the Defense.
mers of the whole Mississippi valley in
his hands for consideration at this
HONOR FOR GAMBLE
It looks as if the tireless
years on the part of the '
Friend" Col. II. H. Carr of
rr.av be properly appreciated and re
warded bv the incoming administration and President elect Taft has this ap
., vAooinrrfnn This much is already ! al from the thinkine prosperous far
at ii HaiiiuwviM - - i -
an accomplished fact that there has
been started over the west a spontane
ous movement looking towards the ap
pointment of H. H. Carr as Secretary
f tho riPi.urtment of Agriculture un-
dei Mr. Taft's Administration. In a
private capacity for many years Mr.
Carr labored hard and well with the j
producers of the west to adopt new
mothorts of marketing in keeping with
the modern advance in farming. Of
late years as President of the National
Farmers Association he has been the
chief source of Inspiration among Far
mer organizations and thousands of
shipping associations with modern and
profitaole elevators for handling there
own grain are the result of his indefa
tigable efforts to improve farmers bus
iness methods and a striking illustra
tion of his work 83 an organizer.
The suggestion that Mr Carr be of
fered the portfolio of Agriculture orig
inated with Hon. A. G. Van Petten an
active Vice President of the National
Farmers Association and a big land
owner near awning, in. .. , ,ntendcntt gerved a9
of Mr. uarr wouia De mosi cuiiipiiniein.-
i . i
ary to millions 01 larmers buk , f . . , . gtate Normal at
Selected as a Member of Faculty
of Summer Session of the
The many friends of Supt. J. W.
flamhle will be clad to know that he
has been tendered a place on the fac
ulty of the University of Nebraska,
for the summer session. As this ses
sion will not interfere with his regular
school work he will no doubt accept.
This is paying a high complement to
j the ability of Mr. Gamble. Since en
i tering the profession as a rural teacher
Supt. Gamble has been successively
principal of a village school, high school
j Principal. County Superintendent, has
i worked in the office of the State Super-
dent, and last summer was a member
m 1 An.xr frtu rha .
reward ior wnai ne n uu - j peru wh(?re m3 work wa9 vt,ry Bucce93-
producers over a dozen great states or , q ,ngtitute work and
Last Thursday the case of the State1
vs. Fred Ossenkop was called for trial
in the district court, by Judge Harvey
1). Travis. The State was represented
by T. J. Doyle, of Lincoln, assisted by
County Attorney W. C. Ramsey, and
the defendant was represented by Mat
thew Gering of this city. Ossenkop is
charged with the murder of Charles
Byrne at Eagle last September. The
following jury was selected to try him:
L. G. Lasson, C. C. Wescott, Wesley
Maguey, John McKay, Frank Shop),
J. A. Whiteman, Geo. I. Lloyd, Mike
Lutz, J. L Fowler, 0. A. Davis, E. A.
Wortman and Chas. Troop.
After the jury has been sworn, Mr.
Doyle, for the State, and Mr. Gering,
tor the defense each briefly outlined
his theory of the case, after which the
work of taking testimony was begun.
Much interest has been taken in the
trial from the very first, the court
room being well filled by interested
Otto Kettlehut, who lives across the
county line west of Eagle, in Lancas
ter county, was the first witness called
by the prosecution. He testified that
he knew both the accused and the mur
dered man, and that he saw them both
in Eagle the day of the picnic. He
testified that he heard remarks made
by Ossenkop to Byrnes, saw then clinch
his snecial fitness for the
head of the practical Agriculture De
partment of the Government. Certain
it is that the three million farmers of
the west, thousands of whom he knows
personally, and hundreds ot thousands
who have learned of him through his
work of organization are eninusiasuc .
has visited many of the best schools in
the United States. His teaching ex
perience in the University will be the
last step in his experience. Supt. Gam
ble is perhaps as well informed on all
phases of education as any man in the
I state. He has made his own way since
at the mention of his name in this con- rprtanW hft9 . ff0od record for a
man not yet thirty years of age. ,
ncction. They want him placed wnere
he can do still greater good for the
producers of this country.
In presenting Mr. Carr's name to
President elect Taft his friends have
not overlooked the importance of Mr.
Carr's work during the 1908 campaign
when he labored in connection with the
National Press Bureau at Chicago, for
the success of the Taft and Sherman
rvl Carr anent his bovhood on an
Illinois farm. He served in the Civil
War and marched with Sherman to the
sea. He is today an active member of
of the G. A. R. Many years ago he be
came a life member of the Y. M. C.
A. and has always been a supporter of
that benevolent organization. For
twenty years he has been a member of
the Union League Club of Chicago, an
institution which can always be relied
upon to take an active part in public
' affairs whenever any emergency arises.
Back of all this Mr. Carr has the en
ergy and enthusiasm of a man of thirty
years. In all quarters where his name
has been mentioned for this appoint
ment there has been a ring of enthusi
asm in the endorsement which it has
and fall from the sidewalk, end that
the accused struck Byrnes a number of
blows on the face and head with his
fists. He saw Ossenkop rise and kick
the deceased man several times on the
face and head. All day Friday was
consumed in taking testimony on behalf
of tho State most of the witnesses tell
ing very much the same story. The
taking of testimony on behalf of the
prosecution continued on Saturday
morning until 10:13, when the State
rested its case. At this p.iint Mr.
Gering moved tho court for the direc
tion of a verdict for acquittal of the
charge of murder in the second degree,
and of manslaughter, which motions
were promptly overruled by the court.
Then Mr. Gering stated to the court
that ho had a telephone message to the
effect that a brother of the defendant,
Ed. Ossenkop and family were quaran
tined for Hniall-pox, and that as Ed.
Ossenkop was one of tho principal wit
nesses for the defendant, it would be
necessary to ask for a continuance of
the case. Judge Travis then continued
the case until Tuesday morning, and
decided to have Dr. Hay of the State
Board of Health examine the Ossenkop
family in the meantime and report to
the court. If the disease should prove
to be small-pox, it is probable that the
trial may be continued.
f AKE the place and attitude to which you see your un-
questionable right, and all men acquiesce. The world
must be just. It always leaves every man with profound
unconcern to set his own rate. Hero or driveler, it meddles
not in the matter. It will certainly accept your own measure
of your doing and being, whether you sneak about and deny
your own name, or whether you see your work produced to
the concave sphere of the heavens, one with the revolution
of the stars. -Emerson.
Cyruc P Cilbarl Dead.
The Bee of the 6th inst., gives a short
notice of the death of C. P. Gilbert at
his home in Lincoln, Friday. Mr.Gilbert
was formerly a resident of Weeping
Water, and a man well respected by all
who knew him. For many years he
was associated with the late George
W. Adams in the grain business at
Weeping Water, and the firm of Adams
& Gilbert was prosperous and substan
tial. A number of years Mr. Gilbert
resided on a farm a few miles east of
Elmwood, afterward moving to Weep
ing Water, and later going to his farm
near Lincoln. He leaves a widow and
grown sons and daughters. The deceas
ed was about 61 years of ago. Inter
ment will take place at Weeping Water.
Now is the time to have your piano
tuned. Mr. Becker of the Plattsmouth
Music Co. is an experienced man in
this line of work.
We now have Compound Fig Syrup
at 25c a bottle. F. G. Frick & Co.,
FOR ONE WEEK
From the Courier.
James Stander left Tuesday evening
for Texas to look after his land interests.
Landlord John Eller of the Hotel
Speaker was an Omaha visitor Wednesday.
Mrs. Howard Evans and Miss Josie
Burns came down from feouth Bend
J. M. Deming was down from South
Bend Tuesday posting bills for his pub
lic sale, which is to beheld February 27.
Mrs. Henry Borne returned to her
home in Plattsmouth Monday morning
after a short visit with her brother,
John Ahl and family.
Will Fitzgerald was up from Platts
mouth Monday, returning home Tues
day morning accompanied by lou Liv
ingston and "Gip" Teodorski.
Krom the Latdcr-Echu.
Herman Stege nearly severed one of
his fingers Wednesday, by cutting it on
a piece of tin
Howard Capwcll was on the Omaha
market Tuesday with a car of cattle,
and struck a fine market.
Frances Hollcnbeck has been quite
sick the past week with pneumonia at
the home of her grandmother, Mrs,
Frank Stege caught one of his hands
on a nail Tuesday evening, while open
ing the barn door, tearing the flesh on
the back of the hand severely.
John Stark slipped on the icy snow
m t . , . . .
i uesnay nigni ana in trying to save
himself from a hard fall severely sprain
j ed one of his wrists,
Mrs. John Stark, accompanied by Mr,
i Stark and Joseph Mullin, went to Lin
MiRS Ida Guthman who has been here 'coin Tuesday noon to enter the sani
the tarium again for treatment.
for the past two weeks visiting at
home of W. F. Krecklow, left for
Joseph, Mo., Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. John McNurlinof Platts-
for cash. This
means a good thing
Mrs. Rosencrans and Miss Teressa
Hemple came out from Plattsmouth
Wednesday to attend the D. of H. in
mouth were over Sunday visitors with j stallation, returning home yesterday
C. M. Seybert and family. They re- afternoon.
turned home Monday morning. i J. D. Brittell has improved the ap
John Miller, an employee at the state I pearance ot nis residence property in
...n, iv.. .
env iiumuuu ujr uuiiiunK iietii lime
fish hatcheries, was in town Monday.
He left on an evening train for Excel
sior Springs, Mo. to visit his father.
M. L. Williams shipped two cars of j
hogs to the South Omuha market Fri-1
day. The drop in the market caught
Mart pretty hard, but he never kicks, j
Call and Seethe Piano.
The public is cordially invited to call
at the sales room of the Plattsmouth
Music Company in the Riley Block south
of the postotlice and see the fine How
ard piano which tho News-Herald will
give away on the M of April. This is
an instrument which Mr. Becker has
been regularly selling at $.TO, the price
in Omaha being $115. The manufactur
ers have been making pianos for over
fifty years and the experience gained in
that length of time is embodied in this
ne instrument. Mr. Becker will take
pleasure in exhibiting it to anyone call
ing at his store. Never before has a
piano of this grade been offered in any
WILL CROSS STATES
Old Liberty Dell to be Exhibited
at Alaska-Yukon Ex
position. The Liberty bell, one of the famous
relics of the national birth, now in the
old statehouse in Philadelphia, will
make a journey across the continent to
the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition at
Seattle. Aside from the reverent en
thusiasm the Liberty bell would arouse
during its escort from Philadelphia to
the exposition city by a guard of honor,
would prove an attractive feature
for the fair.
"Though on an opposite side of the
continent we are proud of being an in
tegral part of the republic and our citi
zens avail themselves of every oppor
tunity to inculcate the spirit of patri
otism," writes Mayor John F. Miller
Seattle to Mayor John E. Reyburn
of Philadelphia in his request on behalf
of the people of the city to have the
iberty bell on exhibition at the 1909
fair. "Especially do our people revere
the memory of Washington, whose
name was bestowed upon our common
wealth with the widest purpose of ex
tending the spirit of those independence
days to the utmost confines nf the na
tion. Under the lead of Rainer chapter.
Daughters of the American Revolution,
the people are providing for a fine
heroic statue in bronze of Washington,"
continues Mayor Miller. "The statue
will remain a permanent ornament on
the campus of the University of Wash
ington. Thus you will see the kind of
a community into which we invite you
to bring the bell."
"Philadelphia has always been loath
to allow the Liberty bell to go without
the city," writes Mayor Reyburn to
Mayor Miller, "but on those occasions
which have seemingly warranted the
taking of such a risk the bell has been
sent to various expositions. The chief
objection to sending the bell away from
the city is the danger of its being in
jured in transit, as we have learned to
revere and venerate this precious relic
IS ON THE INCREASE
Probltlen Over Veto.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 6. -The
bill prohibiting the manufacture of in
toxicating liquors in this state came up
in the house for passage over the gov
The bill was passed over the gover
nor's veto by a vote or 69 to 47. The
law goes into effect January 1, 1910.
Use of National Forest Reserves
Growing More Popular
The actual use of the varied resour
ces of the government's 168.000,000
acres of the National Forest land is on
the increase, according to the report of
tho work for the fiscal year 1908. The
report says that from an administrative
standpoint the most striking fact of the
year was the remarkable increase which
took place in the volume of businesa
This growth in business done by the
United States Forest Service last year
over the previous yearis partly brought
out in the following statement showing
percentages of increase: in the number
of timber sales, 2l!6 per cent: in the
amount of timber cut under sales, 102
per cent; in the number of free timber
permits, 76 per cent; in the number of
grazing permits, 11 per cent, and in
the number of special-use permits, 67
per cent. That the additions to exist
ing National Forests and new creations
caused this increase only to a small ex
tent is shown by the fact that the area
increased is only 11 per cent. In speak.
ing of this feature of the work of the
Forest Service in his annual report,
the Secretary of Agriculture Bays in
"The growth in the volume of busi
ness arising from the use of the For
ests has created a very serious admin
istrative problem. Last year 78 per
cent of the time of the administrative
and protective force was taken up by
the demands of National Forest busi
ness. The average forest area to each
officer supposedly available for patrol
duty was about 120,000 acres; but with
more than three-fourths of the time of
these officers occupied with timber
sale, grazing, and other business, the
force actually available for patrol wan
equivalent to about one man to each
500,000 acres. That under these cir
cumstances the fire loses in a year of
exceptional danger were kept down to
a very small figure in comparison with
the value of the timber exposed and
the damage from forest fires elsewhere
is a matter of congratulation."
"The risk incurred, however, is out
of all proportion to the added coet
which more adequate protection would
involve. I am convinced that the pro
vision made for the care and use of the
National Forests has become inade
quate to their needs, and I have there
fore submitted estimates for the fiscal
year 1910 which ask for a substantial
increase in the appropriation. With
the further growth in business which
is certain to take place during the pres
ent year, even less protection can be
given than has been given in the past.
Indeed, the point has now nearly been
reached at which it is not even a choice
between providing for the needs of
those who would use the Forests and
protecting the forests themselves."
When buying candies, why not buy
the best? We always have a fine line
of the superior grades on hand. Ne
metz & Co. next to P. O.
bam, moving the wood shed back to
the alley and making other improve
ments for the betterment of the pro
perty. George Dunkle and Mrs. Walter
Cromwell were Lincoln passengers
Arthur Strander has bought an inter-1 luesny noon. laKI"K ""le Bessie uun
est in the hardware and furniture busi-: k,u ul,t0 Mr- (iu.inn'8 to 8ty u,ltil
n with hi brother. P. C. and is an- Hllt"r orge nas nis sale.
C. E. Wescott's Sons
"Where Quality Counts."
H 1 I' I' 1 1 I 'I i'H"M"H- V I I I ' I I' M M i1 1' H'l l'ttttttttttl H1 1 H
dying himself to the tinning depart
Dr. and Mrs. l'olk attended a wed-
ding at their old home at Raymond
Wednesday. The doctor returned Thurs
day morning, Mrs. Polk remaining for
a few days visit with friends.
Mrs. Lindland and Miss Beda Ander
son, who have been here visiting with
Mrs. Lester Stander, left for their
home in South Dakota Thursday morn
ing. They were accompanied as far as
Mrs. D. C. Kunz, who passed through
ho critical an operation some weeks ago,
j was able to leave the hospital Wednes
day. She was taken to the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dreamer.
Our worthy friend, A. B. Dickson,
has been quite sick and under the doc
tors care the past week. The Leader
Echo hopes to sec him out on the street
again in a short time.
Principal Wataon in City.
Prof. Watson, nrincinal of the Louis-
Omaha by Mr. Stander and Miss Agnes; vi)e pul),ic hg adjourned his school
We sell the Monarch Malleable Range.
Kroehler Brothers, Coates Block.
Photo post cards of Taft at Platts
mouth. Now on sale-Ten different
views at 5c each. Nemetz St Co. next
to P. O.
Friday and spent the day visiting the
Plattsmouth schools. Prof. Watson
was the guest of Prof. Gamble while
in the city, and no doubt gathered in
formation which will be useful to him
in his work in our neighboring village.
C. A. Marshall, dentist.
Now that we have your eye we want to tell
you that we have the finest line of pianos
ever brought to Plattsmouth and that for dura
bility, tone and workmanship are excelled by
none. Our pianos stand first among pianos.
They have always led; and look as though they
always will. Wherein does their superiority lie?
In strength of construction, breadth and beauty
of tone, strength, yet delicacy, of action, and
splendid orchestral power. If its the very best
in pianos that you want, you must have ours.
See them-Hear them at our store. We have a
slightly damaged piano will be sold at a bargain.
The Plattsmouth Music Company
J. A. BECKER, MANACER