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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (April 5, 1909)
TWICE A WEEK
HKF.AU. E.-UWilicd April 1 !.; ,UiwoWit.d
Graft in City
y One of the moist noticeable differences
between graft in San Francsico and in
Eastern cities is to be found in the na
ture and variety of the methods em
ployed. In New York, under Loss
Tweed, the frauds were mainly in ; l'""a xle He0"-
municipal contracts; in St. Louis, the George Trimble of Syracuse, is visit
aldermen made money chiefly through j ig a few days with home folks,
the corrupt sale of privikgei aid fran-j Miss Alma lrimble who has been
chises. In San Franiio, Kuef.Schr.iitz, ; quite sick was again able to attend her
and their allies took toll everywhere, school the P.rst of the week.
irom everybody, and in almost every
imaginable way. They went into part
nership with dishonest contractors; told
privileges and permits to business men;
extorted money from restaurants and
saloons; levied assessments on munici
pal employees; shared the profits of
houses of prostitution; forced beer,
whisky, champagne, and cigars on res
taurants and saloons on commission
blackmailed gambler?, pool-sellers, and !
f nrWo fi,v,u- frun.
chises to wealthy corporations; created
such municipal bureaus as the Commis-
sary Department and the City Commcr-
cial Company in order to make robbery carried during the past month as is bc
of the city more easy; leased rorms I ing required of all rural route carriers
and buildings the mun cipal offices at j and reports carrying 7;i81 pieces. Not
exorbitant rates tnd o mpeiled the j so bad considering the size of ourofficr.
lessors to share profits;held up milkmen, j Max Spahnlc came up town Thursday
kite-advertisers, junk-dealers, and even j morning with one of those dignified
street-sweepers; and took bribes from parental looks on his face. You would
everybody who wanted an illegal privi- j naturally think he was out of humor on
l?ge or exemption and who was widing account of the stormy outlook for the
to pay for it. The motto of the ad-1
ministration seemed to be: "Encour
age dishonesty, and then let no dis
honest dollar escape."
If graft in San Francisco had been
confined to the operations of Ruef,
Sebniitz, and the higher authorities,
would have been bad enough but the
spirit of selfishness and greed pervaded
every branch of the municipal govern
ment. Tempted and corrupted by the
example and the success of the Mayor,
hundreds of clerks, police officers, and
petty officials began to graft on. their
own account, and before the end of
19(H) the whole municipal administra
tion from top to bottom was rotten.
The police force, in particular, was so
demoralized ar.d so corrupt that it
might almost be said to constitute a
distinct criminal class.
Graft of the San Francisco type is
the graft that finds its way into the
municipal government of many of the
smaller cities. We would not have to
travel a hundred miles to find such graft
h some of the cities of Nebraska.
Then there is another kind of graft then gave him a sentence often years
that attacks municipal government in j thc penitentiary.
many of the smaller cities. A horde of i 1
fellows are sometimes kept on the pay-J Rev. M. C. McGitfin, pastor of the
roll purely for political purposes, who , Lowe Ave., Presbyterian Church in
do not as a matter of fact earn their1 Omaha, fiiled the pulpit Thursday even
salt. Then there are other sources of j ing at the Presbyterian church, in the
leakage from the city treasury such as ! absence of Rev. Chester Birch.
Jan. 1. Is...,
1 paying for six publications of all ordin
; ances, notices, etc., where two would
' be sui.icient. We would not have to
; travel a hundred miles to find such
graft in some of the cities of Nebraska.
Vote for the Citizens' ticket. It can
not be worse, and it may be better.
Mr. and Mrs. Beach of Linconln, are
visiting a few days with the latter's
parents, Mr. and C. Wetenkamp, Sr.
A number of the teachers from here
attended the schoolma'ms meet at
Louisville last Saturday and report hav
ing a good time.
Nick Peterson and wife came up from
Brock last Saturday. Nick has rented
Mrs; Ashworth's farm and
I I .. i . i
engageu moving into
thc forc IMl t thu wtc'k
Anon Bordick ha? been keeping tab
on the number of pieces of mail he has
day bit not so. Max says it was a boy
and that both he and his mother are
getting along nicely. Only one thing
worried Max and that was April 1st.
liTen Years For
Jndgc Travis Passed Sentence
Saturday afternoon Judge Harvey D. j
Travis held a brief sersion of court, j
The only matter comming on for hesr- j
ing was the case of the State vs. Fred j
Ojocnkop. The motion for a new trial
was overruled. Then the sentence of j
the court upon the convicted man was
in order. Judge Travi3 asked Osssen- i
kop if he had anything to say why
j sentence should not be
! nd he said he had not.
Don't Be Led Oi
Buy your clothes Where
Quality CoUnts, you
know that is the safest
way. You'll not have
to pay here, any more
than ffood clothes are
worth anywhere, and
here you are sure of
getting the quality that
counts for satisfaction.
Our Easter showing
E. Wescoll's Sons
"Where Quality Counts."
PLATTSMOUTH, XEHliASIvA, MOXOAY, AP1IIL , li0
tmaiuiMKLiil,MJUILI Will V raMBE
See us for sale bills.
Dr. Humes, veterinary.
Head our advertisements.
"Booster" envelopes at Irwins.
For fine job printing call at this
lllue gra?s and clover seed at John
"Booster" envelopes are the latest
Meyers pumps for sale only at John
Roy McDaniels is home from Sheri
Gasoline stoves from $2u0 to $30 at
C. L. Graves of the Union Ledger
was in the city Friday.
Farm for Sale or Rent Seven miles
west of I'lattsmouth the E. E. Good-
C. S. Wortman has returned to his
What preparation are you making for your part in life?
well have you studied yourself and the world about you?
It is easy to say that you have had no chance to rise; but have
you prepared yourself for any one thing so well as to be sure that
you could recognize an opportunity when it confronted you?
Are you quite certain that opportunity has not been beckoning
to you in vain for years and that your indolence has not left you
blind to the glorious signals?
Suppose that a great opportunity should knock, aye thunder, at
your door tomorrow would it find you ready?
God searches you not merely for motives and desires, . but for
preparedness. When the call came to Abraham Lincoln, born in
an eastern-floored log cabin, he was ready. Had he not for years
and years trained body, mind and soul for the awful responsibili
ties of his destiny, he might now be moldering in a forgotten
grave. Fortune waits on the prepared man; salvation itself is not
for the unready. -James Creelman.
From an off
i The Journal is Scathingly ar -
raigned for its attitude to
ward the Citizens' ticket.
April 5. 1909
To the Editor of the News-Herald:
The following communication was
sent to the Evening Journal on last j
Thnrcdiiv. as a iirotcst against the !
the Editor of
paper has attempted to impeach
democracy of the men named, and a
host of others who have had the temer-
,v f n nWo their names on paper in
: favor of a citizens'
J ' ... . . ..
ticket without the;
consent of the editor of
have become thoroutfhlv i
j tired of the horse-play of some of the
men in the city government on the
light question and others.. The citizens'
ticket may not win, but the inalienable
right of protest these Democrats will
; exercise, against the obstruction of the
j J. N. Wise.
; To the Editor of the Evening Journal:
j You have been pleased to stigmatize
the following persons, viz: C. C. Par
mele, T. M. Patterson, J. M. Roberts,
Rev. J. H. Salsbury, J. P. Falter, Carl
Kunsman, Dr. E. D. Cummins, Rea F.
Patterson, Aug. Gorder, L. G. Larson, I ery MisB Merla Smith( LG Athert0I1(
and the writer, and a host of others, as ; E w Barker( c M Campbell, Malter
"off color democrats," and the citizens j Coleman, A. Dean, Asa Durall, A. H.
ticket, made up partly from these, "off , EUon (3) 03Cnr Johnson( L J Pat.
color Democrats," you stigmatize as un-; terson Tole(o Collection Association,
worthy of the support of the voters of. .... 7 . .1
Plattsmouth, presumably for the reason ! , These lettt' ' be sent to the dead !
that in your judgement they do not jitter office April 19, 1909, if not
stand for good morals, or for the finan- delivered before. In calling for the
cial, progressive and upbuilding inter-! above peage gay .'H(ivcrtj8e(1" givil,K
"took overThese names, keep them in ! dute of C. H. Smith, P. M.
mind as "ofF color Democrats." The
fatter onm"y WUnt tht'ir acquaintance j LOST-Sunday, between Second Church
Yours truly, ' Christ, Scientist, and the western
J.N.Wise i part of tho city, a bible. Please re-OfT-color
Democrat, j turn to this office.
home In Oklahoma after several days'
visit in the city.
Thc old reliable Dr. Barnes is again
prepared to attend to your veterinary
wants. Satisfaction guaranteed.
I r. im. loung, jr. leu tne latter part
of the week for Murdock, Minn., Mr.
Young contemplates purchasing some
land in that vicinity.
WANTED-Man to travel in Nebraska.
Start now. Experience unnecessary.
Good pay and tailor made suit free in
90 days. Write for particulars. J. E.
McBrady & Co., Chicago, 111.
The Burlington is making prepara
tions to immediately commence the
erection of a freight depot to take the
place of the one recently destroyed by
fire. Mr. Hedengren of Omaha, the
master carpenter or the Omaha division,
was hue the latter part of the week and
gave out this information. It is not
definitely known what the material will
! The following is from the South Om-
I ana uepurimem oi me umana uee, re
j lative to the I'lattsmouth contingent at
j tending the oratorical contest which re
I cently occurred at that city: '. '
"Mrs. J. W. Gamble offered a solo at
; the opening of the program. She is one
of the talented musicians of Platts
mouth. "Miss Marie Douglass of Plattsmouth,
i winner f the most coveted prize of the
l.-mfost. frtkL- ihn num... ;i -.,... f
mv iiiuiaui. menu 1IUIU
- rr. ""T' 11 4 . . . ,
j IIcr imitation of the weak.ng, Lotus of
France' accomplished the truest dram-
the popular novel, "If I Were
'nilP tnll'h nt iha avnnmiv Tkn ...TAM.
- "" . ..v....,e. i-uun
il inu ","l"l,g';t to present tourortive
uinerent characters in one production
is dilhcult in the extreme, but the
in the extreme,
touches of mannerisms and character of j
Miss Douglass left no confusion in the
minds of the hearers.
"Ben Windham was slightly handi
capped, in having chosen a selection
which was vaudeville, rather than hu
mor, but he did well with the part and
received more applause than tho winner
of the prize for humorous declamation."
Advertised Letter List.
Remaining uncalled for in the post
! office at Plattsmouth, Neb., April 5,
i Mrs. Kobert. Mrs. Ferno Mnntrnm.
There will be a rehearsal this evening
by the Methodist choir and Glee Club,
of the Easter music at the home of C.
K. Wescott. It is earnestly hoped that
all members will be present.
Prom the ldirer
Miss Lola Vallery of Murray arrived
Saturday to visit her friend, Miss
Mrs. Milly Curtiss and daughter,
Katie, went to I'lattsmouth on the
Wednesday evening train for a few
A. Jackson McN'att of Kenosha was
in town Tuesday and made us a social
call. He related a story of James Fitch
killing a span of wild geese, the event
being so unexpected that Jack and Lig
Brown had to give him a bath and sit
up with him that night.
Miss Flora Anderson went up to Mur
ray on Tuesday to visit her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Hattie Barnum spent -a few
days this week with her parents and
other relatives at Nehawka.
Mrs. Margaret Niday went down to
Wyoming last Sunday to visit her
daughter, Mrs. Henry Scharp.
S. Hathaway went to Lincoln Wed
nesday evening, intending to take his
old position as a guard at the peniten
tiary. Mrs. E. C. Curtiss went down to
Auburn on Wednesday to visit her
daughter, who was reported as being
j Miss Iva Saxon, who attends the
State Normal at Peru, came home Wed
1 nesday to visit until Monday, there be
j ing a short vacation.
I Mrs. G. W. Worlevof Elmwoodcame
last Saturday for a few Hays visit with
the thalfant families.
northeast of here.
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WHEN you pay from $18.00 to $30.00
m for a suit of clothes, be sure of get
Copvtith' t K bv Hart SJii'fner 8c Mirx .., l . i n
P " If they happen to be the things
you're lookirg for, come into our store, and say.
"Hart Schaffner & Marx.M
That's enough, we'll do the rest.
Low priced line $7.50 to $12.50, Medium $13 50 to $16.50,
Fine ones $18.00 to $30.00. (
THE HOME OF
Manhattan Shirts. Stetson Hats.
Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes.
Have you ever fvlt roil hippy? That's the way we feel about our flrnt threv weeks'
buninrss We've been favurvd with a lilertl patrmraxe, and we'vt f jvotel lou o.'
people with good clothe. It'a your turn to be favored. Come In.
Greek Riot at South Omaha will
Cost A Pretty Penny.
Some weeks ago South Omaha seem-
ed to be enjoying herself by heaping all
kinds of indignities upon her Greek
citizenship. Now she must pay the fid
dler. Claims of Greek merchants to the
state department for damages sustained
in the riot which followed the murder
of a policeman by Greek laborers totals
up the sum of $2'Jt,.r2. Besides this, .
Professor Theodore Ion is reporting to
the Greek minister that ' 130 laborers
loBt $11,000 worth of personal efTects.
Included in the merchants' claims are
some items, damages for which it is
doubtful ever will be allowed. These in
particular are estimates of future pro-
fits which some merchants have insert-
The leading merchants represented
by claims of from $10,000 to $17,000 are
John Zees, A. B. Cokoris, Demos Bros.,
Sotiros Korlabos and Christia Zacharo
gianis. The process of getting money from
the United States is likely to be a Blow
one, for the state department has first
to be approached, and after it has con
sidered the questions with the Greek
minister congress will be asked to ap
propriate whatever sum sum the state
department will agree to.
That this will be less than asked for
is likely in the light of past action in
V. W. Trice has returned to his work,
with the Burlington at Alliance after
spending a month's vacation with
1 friends and relatives -hi this vicinity.
ting four things.
1st. Get a suit that
is guaranteed to hold
2nd. Be sure that its
made of absolutely pure
wool, resist dye stuff,
with a guarantee that
it will not fade.
3rd. Don't let any
one sell you a last sea
son's suit, "something
that has been carried
over from last season.
4 th. Go to a place
where you're not made
to feel that you have to
buy, and where you can
get a large variety of
patterns all new.
These things you car.'t help
getting if vou. come here.
They're methods we're using to
build the foundation of a success
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