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PLATTSMOUTII, NEHKASKA, MONDAY, MAliCll 15, 10!
Froposed Line Should be for
Benefit of All.
As announced in the first issue of this
paper under the present management,
the policy of this paper is to advocate
only those thing3 which will be for the
general good, and not to advocate those
things which are merely for the benefit
of one man or any small group or set
In the issue of this paper of March
first, we advocated the building of an
interurban railway through Cass. coun
ty connecting Eagle, Elmwood, Alvo,
Greenwood Murdock and Manley with
Weeping Water and Louisville, another
line from Murray to Manley, and an
other running from Plattsmouth to
Union. We believe that these lines of
interurban railway would be profitable
and would be a most excellent thing
for Cass county. We believe it would
enhance the value of every farm along
the route from $10 to $15 per acre.
We believe it would make every town
that it might reach a better town and
more prosperous. We are confident
that it would be as great a convenience
to the farmers, as is now the telephone
and the rural free mail delivery.
While we are heartily in favor of
such interurban railway, we are not in
favor of the granting of a franchise to
a small group of four or five men for
speculative purposes. For this line of
interurban railway to be built it would
be necessary to obtain a franchise from
the city council, and village boards for
the use of the streets, and a franchise .
from the county commissioners for the
use of the public roads. This franchise
when granted would become a very i
valuable asset. We believe that in
the organization of such interurban j
railway much the same policy should !
be pursued, as in the organization of a
farmers' elevator. Wc believe that
there would be a community of interests
exist along the entire route of such
interurban line. We believe that the :
proper method of organizing and in
corporating such company would be to j
permit the farmers along the route and
the business men to be taken in on the I
ground floor of the organization of such
company, and that they be the incor-!
porators of it, so that they would j
have the say in the matter of issuing
the stock, selling the stock, and selling j
the bonds, if necessary, to procure the :
funds for the building of such interur-;
ban line. We believe the capital stock !
should be fully paid up, and that there
should be no watered stock about it. j
We are not in favor of granting a fran-1
chisc to any half dozen men for ex-
ploiting purposes. We believe that
there could be found a goodly number '
of farmers along the route, who would
be glad to get the opportunity to assist j
in financing this proposition if they
could get in on the ground floor and
know that a few men were not issuing
large blocks of stock to themselves for i
which they would not pay a dollar, and
then issue other lesser blocks of stock I
to be sold to the purchasers at par
C. Wescott's Sons
y "Where Quality Counts."
: value. We favor an equal opportunity
j for all on the ground floor basis. We
1 are not in favor of granting such valu
i able franchise to any half dozen men,
i however, good they may say their in
! tentions are. They might change their
intentions. Give all the business men
' and farmers an equal opportunity.
! That is what we stand for, and any
other course will meet with our opposi
Has Made a Good Record In
After three and a half years in Con
gress Mr. Pollard now returns to his
farm at Nehawka. Being a farmer he
has naturally devoted much of his time
to the agricultural interests of his dis
trict. Through his influence the dis
trict has received a great deal of at
tention from the Agricultural Depart
ment. Demonstrations in spraying
fruit trees, tests of the Department's
new method of treating hog cholera,
good roads meetings, and experiments
in plant breeding, are some of the
lines along which his activity has been
directed. He now has fifty farmers in
various parts of the district who are
carrying on experimental work under
the direction of the Department in
breceding better strains of corn and
other grains ani in working out better
cultural methods. He has assisted in
the movement to improve the Missouri
river as a means of carrying our crops
to market at cheaper rates. He was
largely instrumental in getting the
Forest Reserve bill advocated by Presi
dent Roosevelt out of the Committee
on Agriculture of which he is a mem
ber, and through the House. Besides
this larger work Mr. Pollard has en
deavored to assist individual farmers by
furnishing them information possessed
by the department on various agri
While he has been criticised by Rome
for his vote for ship-subsidy, yet, in so
doing he was simply carrying out the
pledges of the republican platform and
voting for legislation advocated by
Presidents Harrison, McKinley, Roose
velt and Taft. President Roosevelt
repeatedly recommended such legisla
tion as an adjunct to the navy and as
furnishing us a means of placing our
products on the South American and
oriental markets. He stood squarely
by President Roosevelt on every point
at issue by voting for the measures he
advocated and by supporting him on
such matters as his dispute with Con
gress over the Secret Service question.
Some have disagreed with Mr. Pollard
on matters of public policy but all
those who are not opposed to him for
political reasons will admit that he has
conscientiously done what he thought
was right. Mr. Pollard is the first
farmer to serve in Congress from Ne
braska and has demonstrated the wis
dom of having a farmer represent an
Commercial Club Tuesday evening nt
8 o'clock, Coates hall.
We bought a choice lot of
raincoats at a bargain when
in the Eastern market last
month and we will sell them
at bargain prices. They are
new, fresh goods in 1909
models direct from our lead
ing overcoat house. They
come in brown, gray and tan,
also black in regular or auto
Prices, $10, $12, $13.50
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
The Mjetic, 5 and 10 cents.
See us for sale bills.
C. A. Marshall, dentist
Farm for Rent. Inquire of E. Good
win, Mynard, Neb.
Commercial Club Tuesday evening at
8 o'clock, Coates' hall.
Rev, F. W. Brinks spent the day
Friday at Council Bluffs.
Fred Peterson of Louisville trans
acted business in this city Friday.
Mrs. M. G. Churchill and little daugh
ter of Murray spent the day Friday in
County Clerk Rosencrans was a busi
ness visitor in the capital city the lat
ter part of the week.
Commissioner M. L. Friedrich was
was looking after county business at
Louisville on Friday.
H. H. Tvson, of South Dakota, has
been visiting with his sister, Q. K.
Parmele, for a few days.
George Rhoden from north west of
Murray was a business visitor in the
county seat this morning.
John McNurlin and wife have gone
to Stanton, Neb., when they will visit
the family of Edward Sprieck.
Mrs. I. N. Woodford of Weeping
Water was the guest of Mrs. H. D.
Travis of this city over Sunday.
Thomas Stokes, the carpenter, has
been doing some work for Arthur Sul
livan and wife south of the city.
Ray Christwisser from south west of
Murray accompanied by his wife were
looking ofter some business matters in
the city this morning.
Chris Gauerof near Cedar Creek,
one of the prosperous farmers of Cass
county was a business visitor in the
county seat this morning.
Frank Boyd, the carpenter, who has
been working at Walthill for sometime
past, has returned to Plattsmouth to
nurse an attack of the grip.
IW, E. Jenkins of Murray, the Mar
shall Field of that stirring city, was
transacting business in the county seat
the latter part of the week.
John Engle paid the News-IIerau
office a pleasant call. He is a nice
gentleman to meet and has beer a sub
scriber to this paper for a long tin.e.
'Mayor Fred Gorder of Weeping
Water and little daughter were visitors j
in the city over Sunday, the guests of I
Mr. Gorder's mother Mrs. Fred Gorder
Miss Alma Parker, who has been i
working at Omaha for some time past, J
came down the latter part of the week j
and is visiting with her parents in this I
Miss Marie Kaufman of the firm of
A. Kaufman & Daughter, of Cedar ;
Creek was a business visitor in the city
Horse Starts Home Alone.
Win. Heil who live west of Mynard
and about nine miles from Plattsmouth,
was in the city this morning looking
after some business matters, and had a
load of goods to take home with him.
lie unhitched his team and placed them
in the sheds, on Fifth street feeding
them, while he was at his dinner, one
of the horses got loose, and nodouht
thinking that the business of the day
was over, departed for home saying
nothing to his master regarding the
matter. Mr. Heil when he found out
the state of affairs, was compelled to
to secure a rig at the livery stable, and
and go after the truant horse, as he
would compelled to leaved his other
horse and load here until he could get
Later-Some boys caught the horse
in the west part of town this afternoon
thus saving Mr. Heil a trip home.
The Japanese Footfall.
On of the odil thlnps which strikes
one in Japan Is the footfall, so differ
ent from the sound made by shoe
leather, fllllnR the ears In say a
crowded station In Tokyo with Its
European looking trains, pint forms,
ticket offices, bookstalls and other
The musical clicklnR noise of the
wooden sandals or docs, which are
worn out of doors hy nil classes of
Japanese and which are raised above
rhe ground at vary In a: heights, accord-
Inc to the state of the roads, Is one of
!h' most characteristic lilts of detail
of the country, and any picture after
ward recalled to the mlml has this
cll.ik-ty ciink, cllnkety clink, as a
!this morning and made this office a
very pleasant call.
! Commercial Club Tuesday evening at
n o ciocK, i oates hall.
Mrs. M. W. Thomas living in the
southwest portion of the citv who ha
been so seriously sick with an acute
. attack of appendictis is reported as
i some wnat improved and hopes are ex-
test and of her entire recovery.
Gust J ohnson. who han hin mnflnnl
to his bed for some time with the
I pne :monia. is airain so he can Kp mi mil
and is on the street again, but not yet
. tuny recovered to that extent as to be
able re resume his work at the Burling
Geo. L. Farley, the real estate man,
who has been in Alberta, Canada, for
the past two weeks looking after some
land transactions, returned home Fri
day morning. Mr. Farley is very enthu
siastic over that country, and says it
has a great future.
Paul Budig the cigar maker was a
passenger to Iowa points this morning
in the interest of tho out put of his
cigar factory of which there are a num
ber of very popular brands. The "Den
ver special being the one most pleasing
to the critical smoker.
Frank R. Gobleman, manager of the
Plattsmouth Stock and Grain Co.. of
this place who has been troubled with
a white swelling on his right leg, was
compelled to go to Omaha, where he is
to have an operation performed at the
Imnianual hospital. It is hoped that
he nay return in the near future en
tirely cured. Oscar Wilson has charge
of the business while Mr. Gobleman is
J. M. Meisinger, one of the prosper
ous farmers west of the city and son,
Henry, were looking after some bri
nes.", matters in the city this morning,
Mr. Meisinger will in the near future
begin the erection ot a house on one of
his farms west of Mynard. The build
ing is to be 16x32 4 story and a half
containing for rooms, and will be used
for a tenement house, and occupied by
the party farming his place.
Crl and Hugo Asemissen, formerly
members of the firm of H. L. Asemis
sen & Sons, last Saturday disposed of
their interest interest in the firm and
the business to George Klinger jr., who
has assumed charge in connection with
the senior member of the firm Mr. H.
L. Asemissen. Mr. Carl Asemissen,
will remain in the city for the present
until he shall determine what he shall
take up in the future. Mr. Hugo
Asemissen, having accepted a position
in a general store in Iowa some time
since, where he is at present employ
ed. Wc predict for the new firm a
good business as has been that of the
house in the past.
His American Souvenir.
John Schmidt was yotiiij; ami dor
nan. Shortly after he came to New
York his friends In Oermanv wrote:
"Send us as a souvenir something j
typical of American habits." I
So John Schmidt looked around.
After observing Americans at home '
and in public for a period of three ;
weeks he considered himself coinpo- I
tent to comply with the request. Last 1
week he sent home the thing which,
lu his opinion, most adequately repre.
sented American customs and Institu
tions. Ho sent six packages of chew
During Gun Firing.
The British admiralty has given at
tention to the question of ear protec
tion during heavy nun firing, and ft
has been decided to use plasticine,
with tho addition of cotton wool, but
the form of ear protection to be tise
Is to be left to the individual choice of
officers and men. Plasticine may he
supplied to ships and gunnery schools
If specially demanded. The addition of
60 to tiO grains of cotton wool has
been recommended to Insure perfect
nafety. It is printed out that the cost
of the material Is very small and Its
use Is often desirable. j
Was Buried Today.
Peter Turin, for a number of years
a citizen of this city, and a native of
Sweden, who has been a familiar figure
on our streets, after a sickness of some
time, died last Saturday, at his home
and was buried today, the remains be
ing interred at Oak Hill cemetery, tho j
funeral being held from bis late resi
ence. Mr. Turin was honored and rc-'
spected by a large number of friends, i
Knights and Ladies of Security mem
hers, you arc requested to be present
at the next meeting Monday evening,
March 15. After tho regular meeting
a social reception will be given and re
freshments served in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Soper and Miss Clara
Brown, who will soon depart for their
new homes. C. M. Parkkr.
at Col. Bates
Weeping Water Republican Man
Disscusses Libel Bill.
Our silk-tiled friend with a stately
tread, Colonel M. A. Bates, the edi
torial representative of Cass and Otoe
counties, has introduced a bill in the
House affecting newspaper editors who
are sued for libel. This, of course, is
one bill we favor. It provides that the
editor who has published some mean
thing about his political opponent, or
any undeserving or unworthy being,
can make retraction in a stated period,
and by being sorry, can cscane the
punishment that would otherwise be
meted out to him. It is a blessinir to
know that you can if necessary, but we
have never yet been very sorry for
anything we have published, for it was
as near the truth as was possible to
get, and we felt safe. But we can
understand Colonel Bates' position and
realize that if we had published one-
half as mean things as he has, and told
as many untruths, we would feel that
it would take not only a legislative
measure to square us, but about six
months of prayer and penance.
District Judge Travis, who is holding
court at Nebraska City, was an over
Sunday visitor at his home in this city,
returning" to his work this ' morning.
The judge says that the present term
at Nebraska City will continue about
two weeks, but he thinks he will find
time next Saturday to hear the argu
ments for a new trial in the Ossenkop
OUR FIRST DAY
?npyright 100 hy
Hirt SchirTner & M
Prices $18.00 to $30.00.
Others 7.50 to 16.50.
Come in and see our ntw Ilunq up Sustem.
THE HOME OF
Manhattan Shirts. stetson Hats.
Hart SchafTner & Marx Clothes.
Burlington Freight House Is En
tirely Consumed by Fire.
The quiet slumbers of Plattsmoutrt
citizens were rudely broken by the pn
longed blowing of the shop whistle riv
ing the alarm of fire yesterday mom-,
ing. Those who braved the fresh
morning air found when they eot to
the scene of action the Burlington
freight depot enveloped in flames and
almost consumed. The cause of the
fire is unknown, but is supposed to
have originated from a defective flue
in the freight house office.
Tho fire department did all that could
be done to extinguish the flames, but
the fire having gained such headway it
was not possible to save any part of
the building except the floor.- A strinir
of freight cars standing along side of
the depot were badly scorched, and one
was almost destroyed.
It is understood that the Burlington
will immediately commence the erec
tion of a new structure to take place
of the old.
The Republican Party will hold a.
mass convention at the Council Cham
her, at 8 o'clock p. m. Friday, March
19, 1909, for the pourpose of nominat
ing one candidate for mayor; one fop
treasurer; one for clerk; one for police
judge; two members of the school board;
one for councilman for the full term,
from the First ward; one from the Sec
ond ward; one froth the Third ward;
one from the Fourth ward; one from
the Fifth ward; and one for one year
to fill vacancy from the First ward; to
be elected at the next general city
election to be held on Tuesday April 6,
1W9. T. L. MttKi'iiY,
Commercial Club. .
The regular meeting of the club will
be held Tuesday evening.. March lBth.
at 8 o'clock, at Coates hall.
Frank Boyd who has been at home
for the most of the past week on ac
count of an attack of tho gripe depart
ed this morning for his work again at
Walthill, this state.
Was a big success. It was
far better than we had an
ticipated. We had been
told by some people that
we were putting on too
much style. But after our
first day's business, we feel
more than safe in saying
that the people appreciate a
modern equipped store.
We just received our
fourth large shipment of
Hurt Schu finer $ Marx
Suits and Cranuicltcs. And
can now show you an as
sortment of new shades in
grays, greens, London
smoke, blues and blacks,
which has never bee a
equalled in Plattsmouth.
All new patterns, made
up in the new long lanel,
dip front models. Some
staple.others more extreme,
but none freakish. All
Hart SchafTner & Marx
Suits are guaranteed to hold
their color and shape.