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I THE NEWS-HERALD
J'UATTHMOUTI I. NKHWAHKA
Entered at the postoffice at riattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska,
as second class mail matter.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CASS COUNTY
THE NEWS-HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY, Publishers
P. A. BARROWS
Editor and Manager
RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION
One Year in Advance, $1.50. Six Months in advance, 75c
Plattsmouth Telephone No. 85.
Nebraska Telephone No. 85
OCTOBER II, 1909
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
For Justices of the Supreme Court -JOHN
SAMUEL H. SEDGWICK.
For Regents of the State University
CHARLES S. ALLEN,
W. G. WHITMORE.
For Regent of the State University -(To
FRANK L. HALLER.
JOHN GERRY STARK
A. J. BEESON
C. D. QUINTON
Register of Deeds -
LAURENCE H. DAFT
B. I. CLEMENTS
M. L. FREIDRICH
Fred H. McCormick, aged 38 year?,
and Mrs. Olive G. Williams, aged 39
who resides at C23 South 19th street,
Omaha, were united in marriage in
Justice M. Archer's office this fore
noon, the juuge otnciaiing. rs. mc
Cormick's charming daughter, Miss
Rilla, aged 15 years, and the writer
witnessed the ceremony. Mr. McCor
mick has resided in Omaha for 18 years
and is a mail carrier there. They de
parted for Omaha on the afternoon
A census of the state penetentiary
taken the first of this month shows 429
prisoners divides as follows: White
males 330, white females 4; colored
males 82, colored females 5; Indians 7,
About the smallest man on the face
of God'a green footstool, is the man
who makes an insinuation against the
honesty of a man in public office. It is
evidence that he recognizes himself the
.honesty of that official, and does not
dare to come out and back up a state
ment that he knows he cannot prove.
It is the last resort and never succeeds.
William (Duckey) Holmes, the pep-
pery manager of the Sioux City base
ball club has sold his interest, a con
trolling one, to Fred L. Hutchins, treas
urer of the club, and will probably
aecure a berth as manager in the
American Association. Duckey has all
the ear marks of a successful manager,
if he would hold his temper. It is esti
mated that he has cleaned up about
133,000 during the two years he has
been with the Sioux City club.
Not so very long ago the state debt
of Nebraska was over two million dol
lars. Under a republican administra
tion this was wiped out completely a
abort time ago. Since the advent of
the democratic party into the handling
of the affairs of the state and its public
institutions, the thing has been running
just a little di fife rant, and instead of
having enough to pay the bills the
state has now gone over the line and is
accumulating a debt Only about a
thousand dollars so far, but it shows
the same old conditions whenever the
democratic party attempts to do busi
ness. 'Nuff said.
Later. Since the above has been
placed in type the papers this morning
announce that enough money came in
yesterday to pay off the debt. The
country is therefore saved, but it was
a mighty close call far the democratic
doubt the people see it that
Weeping Water Republican.
That it the way most of the people
are looking at the situation as regards
the office of county commissioner.
TO THE PUBLIC.
The insinuation having been made
that the Plattsmouth Daily News
has been established in the interests of
certain men for certain offices, we wish
to make a statement right at this time.
The Plattsmouth Daily News was not
established in the political interests of
any man. No man but the editor of
this paper has anything to say as to
the political policy thereof. It was
established as a business proposition,
and because of a universal demand
which seemed to exist for a reliable
daily paper in this city of the kind that
this paper will be. The fact that it is
owned by a number of prominent and
live businessmen ought not to detract
from its usefulness as a newspaper.
. When the editor was given charge of
the paper it was especially stipulated
that no man should dictate to him the
political policy or management thereof.
It is solely in our hands and will be run
as we see fit. It will support no man for
office whom we think unfit for public
office. The man whom we support for
an office will receive the best efforts of
the paper because we believe he is the
best man for the office, and for no
other reasons. The only man this paper
will support for office for personal
reasons will be the editor himself,
Editors sometimes run for office, and
sometimes get accidentally elected, but
they are generally a disappointment to
their constituency, and therefore we
propose to stay out of the office seek
We shall not ask for the support of
the business men of the community for
sympathy, but Bhall ask their support
because we believe that it will be a
good business proposition for both of
us. If a man advertises with this pa
per we want him to do so for no other
reason than that he thinks it a good in
We do not own our building, but we
do own a good set of brains, and we
are equally sure that we control the
machinery that runs them, and for that
reason we can assure the patrons of the
Plattsmouth Daily News that there will
be no slopping over of this paper as
long as the present editor is in control
of its editorial policy.
Mr. Patterson Returns.
T. M. Patterson returned home Fri
day from Minatare, Neb., where he
spent a week looking over that coun
try. He visited the fine half section
farm of Captain Isaac Wiles, also the
quarter section owned by Joe Fairfield,
who said he could sell his land for $150
per acre. Ben Gentry, who attended
school in this city with Mr. Patterson,
has a fine farm in that vicinity and is
succeeding in every way.
WANTS RIVAL OUSTED
OFF OFFICIAL BALLOT
Under the supervision of K. W. Zev
gren, who superintended the building
of the subway, the Burlington is build
ing a concrete culvert under the tracks
south of the depot, which is to be 8
feet wide, 7 feet high and 155 feet in
length. It will start at the mouth of
the two sewers and extend to the
freight house and will replace the sew
ers. Mr. Zevgren has nineteen men at
Candidate for Mayor of Louisville
Asks Injunction on Ground Op
ponent Is Ineligible.
Louisville, Ky., Oct 8. George D.
Todd, Independent Republican candi
date for mayor, instituted an lnjunc;
tion suit in the Jefferson circuit court
against Mayor James F. Grlnstead,
who Is the nominee of the "regular"
Republicans, to succeed hluiself. In
hla petition, Mr. Todd declares that
Grlnstead Is ineligible to hold the of
fice of mayor, having been elected for
one term, and quotes the constitution
al inhibition. He declares that if
County Clerk Gabhart Is permitted to
place Mayor Grlnstead's name on the
ballot as the Republican candidate,
the voters will be misled to his
(Todd's) disadvantage. He also al
leges that in the event that Grlnstead
receives a plurality of the votes, he
wrll be declared Ineligible, thereby
rendering a special election necessary.
The case will be heard October 9.
These events are but Incidents in
the warmest municipal campaign in
many years, both parties being split
and each having two tickets in the
field. The negro enters largely into
the campaign, and the Democrats, at
least those on the ticket headed by
William O. Head, a prominent tobacco
warehouseman, have made this the
paramount issue, and asking for "a
white man's government." The "citi
zen's ticket," a defection principally
from the Head ticket, Is headed by
Hon. Owen Tyler, a prominent and
wealthy business man.
US ON GIL
CHARGES OF UNJUST RATES
FILED WITH COMMERCE
MOOTED QUESTION INVOLVED
The wife of Colonel P. A. Barrows
arrived here from Lincoln Friday even
ing to make Plattsmouth her future
home. It goes without saying that
Colonel Barrows is the happiest man
in town today. They will board for a
time, or until they can find suitable
County Commissioner M. L. Fried
rich, was in town Saturday. You never
see Martin that you don't find him the
wine good natured genial man, always
ready to listen to your wants and com
plaints. Ready to adjust and business
you may have with the county con
nected with the office of commissioner.
It is an offie that every citizen with a
complaint takes the opportunity to
roast the commissioner, but like the
editor, he never is 1 praised for good
deedd. Mr. Friedrich is up for the
second term and is entitled to,it and ho
TIME WILL SHOW.
During the past week or so the pa
pers of Cass county and also of the
Btate have discussed considerably the
indictment against Postmaster Smith
of this city for embezzlement of funds
of the government which have passed
through his hands. We have said noth
ing on the matter, being contented to
wait until such time as a proper hear
ing could be had on the matter. How
ever, so much has been said that in or
der that the public may hear the other
side of the story we publish in another
column a statement by Mr. Smith over
his own signature.
It will be noted that Mr. Smith makes
no explanation of the matter other than
that all funds have been accounted for
honestly and fairly, and that he has
not received a cent which did not be
long to him. To those who know the
postmaster at this place, a statement
of this kind is sufficient. In fact, we
have seen no one who at any time has
for a moment believed that Mr. Smith
has been dishonest in any way. If he
has broken the law of the department
it is only in a technical way, and we
are convinced, as are all who know him,
that when tho proper investigation is
made it will be found that the govern
ment has not lost a cent through the
In the Methodist Episcopal parsonage
in this city Friday Rev. W. L. Austin
united in marriage George E. Moran
ville, aged 26, and Miss Lola Bittner,
aged 22 years, both from Bonesteel, S.
D. The happy couple departed on the
evening Burlington train for Omaha.
Fall Festivities Kansas City, Mo.,
Oct. 4th, 1909, $3.60. One fare for the
round trip via Missouri Pa:ific railway
Tickets on sale Oct. 4th to 8th inclus
ivc. Return limit Oct. 11th. H. G.
Norton, Agent. 47-4
Lawrence H. Daft, of Greenwood,
candidate for County Register of Deeds
is in town shaking hands .with his
many mends, the voters oi Lass
county know they could do no better
than elect a man so well qualified for
the office as Mr. Daft.
160 Aero Farm For Sale.
A 160 acre farm 5 miles west of Mur
ray lor sale. Good improvements
Price reasonable. Inquire of A. L.
Tidd, First National Bank Building,
Plattsmouth, Neb. t 49-4,
H. J. Matteson, who lost all of his
household goods by fire Thursday, was
a passenger to Omaha Friday morning
to visit his wife. Mr. Matteson values
his household goods at $600 and said he
had them insured for $300. The origin
of the fire is unknown.
White lead and oil.,
Weyrich & Had
Furnished Rooms Wanted.
The editor of this paper would like to
rent a couple of furnished rooms where
light housekeeping could be had
Would like them as close in as possible,
Call at office or phone 85. Will be at
office this evening.
supplies. Weyrich & Had-
C. E. Wescott and his ion. Hilt, re
turned home this morning after
pleasant trip of two weeks through
the Provence of Canada. They are de
lighted with that country, where the
former owns considerable land. .
Plattsmouth Band There.
The Modern Woodmen band of this
city marched in the big electrical pa
rade in Omaha and furnished most ex
pens. Weyrich & Had
Ed. McGown, a wealthy farmer re
siding near Gibbon, Neb., who recently
purchased some fine cattle from Luk
Wiles. wa visitimr his uncle. Dr. W
D. Jones, and family Friday,
Stationery. Weyrich & Hadraba.
Mesdamcs Jennie York and Raitly
Lindsey arrived in this city Friday
from Watson Mo., to visit the family
of their uncle, Joseph Hoy, for a week
medicines of Weyrich &
Shout "Down with Austria."
Belgrade. Servla, Oct. 8. All the
shops of Belgrade were closed and
the public buildings of the city
draped in black to mark the first an
niversary of the annexation of the
provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina
by Austria-Hungary. Servian students
pareded the streets shouting "Down
Mystery In Shooting.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 8. Greybold
Peabody, said to be the son of F. H.
Peabody, a lawyer of Worcester,
Mass., died at city hospital here as
the result of a revolver wound. The
police hold to the theory that he com
mitted suicide, but some mystery sur
rounds the shooting.
Platform Falls; Boy Kilted.
Springfield. Mo., Oct. 8. A boy was
killed and eight other persons were
injured here when a platform on the
grounds of a street fair collapsed.
Oliver Murrlll, eight years old, was
taken out dead. It Is believed none
of the injured will die.
Federal Sugar Refining Company Al
leges It Is Subjected to Prejudice
and Disadvantage Case Promises
to Attract Considerable Attention.
Washington. Oct. 8. Action has
been begun before the Interstate com
merce commission by the Federal
Sugar Refining company of New York,
against the Baltimore & Ohio rail
road, the Central Railroad of New
Jersey, the Delaware, Lackawanna &
Eastern, the Erie, the Lehigh Valley,
the New York, Ontario and Western
and the Pennsylvania, in which alle
gations are made of unjust and un
reasonable charges for the transporta
tion of sugar from New York city to
eastern and western points and dis
crimination against the complainant
in favor of John Arbuckle and William
A. Juinison, who operate sugar re
fineries In New York city and Brook
lyn. Involves Mooted Question.
The case Involves the much-mooted
question of lighterage of sugar and
other freight from points within the
lighterage limits of New York city
and the rail terminals. It is alleged
that the defendant lines charge un
reasonable and unjust rates against
the complainant from the rail termi
nals to eastern and western points;
that they charge a greater compensa
tion to the Federal Sugar Refining
company for transporting its sugar
than they charge Arbuckle and Jami
son, thus subjecting the complainant
to prejudice and disadvantage.
It is alleged further that the rail
roads do not allow the Federal Sugar
Refining Company as much for light
erage from factory to railway termi
nals as they allow Arbuckle and Jami
son. It Is urged that the same allow
anee ought to be made by the rail
roads for that service within the of
ficial lighterage limits of New York
harbor. The complainant demands
from the railroads (2,243 as repara
tion for alleged discrimination against
it. . , ,
The case promises to attract con
siderable attention as the Federal
Sugar Refining Company, only a few
months ago, had a complaint against
Its factory at Yonkers, N. Y., on which
the commission held that the rail
roads had authority to make arrange
ments wu2 private corporations lor
the lighterage of freight within the
lighterage limits of the New York
harbor, provided those arrangements
were not unreasonable to shlppm.
The commission round also mai me
present rates for lighterage charged
by Arbuckle and Jamison were not
unreasonable and scarcely paid a rea
sonable return on the Investment.
Now the Federal Sugar Refining
Company alleges that the railroads
will not allow it for lighterage as
much as they allow Arbuckle and
The whole question probably will
have to be fought out again on condi
tions somewhat different from those
presented fn the other case.
JAP, SCHOONERS TO BE SOLD
Ordered Forfeited by Federal
for Violation of the Seal
Valdez, Alaska, Oct. 8. United
States Judge Overfleld signed a de
cree forfeiting the Japanese sealing
schooner Klnzal Maru, which was
seized by the United States revenue
cutter Bear In July, 1908, for viola-,
tion of the sealing laws. This decision
als affects the forfeiture of the
schooner Saikai Maru, similarly
seized and accused.
The schooners with their equip
ment, stores and cargoes of 416 and
244 sealskins, respectively, will be
sold at auction.
Mine Owners Haled Into Court.
Halifax, N. S., Oct. 8 Upon charges
of conspiracy to restrict the supply of
coal in Nova Scotia and thereby to
raise prices of coal unreasonably,
summons were issued here for the ap
pearance in court of Alexander Dick,
sales agents of the Dominion Coal
Company, and John R. Cowans, man
ager of the Spring Hill ooal mines.
Sentenced to One Whipping.
Durham, N. C, Oct. 8. A sentence
of one whipping under the direction
of an officer of the law, and atten
dance at Sunday school every Sunday
for a period of six months was im
posed by Judge Sykes in the record
er's court upon a W-year-old negro
boy who had stolen a pair of shoes.
Accidentally Kills Wife.
Wauseon, O., Oct. 8. While taking
out his shot gun to shoot pigeons,
Henry Flory, a farmer living at Arch
bold, near here, accidentally dis
charged the weapon and killed Ms.
Lwife, the mother of seven children,
Missing Man Found.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 8. George W.
Bowers, general manager for Armour
& Co.'s local packing house, who dis
appeared more than a month ago, has
beeu located at Fort Francis, Ont.
I E. G. BOVEY S
Cool Autumn Weather Calls tor Heavier
Clothing of all Sorts
Our line is now full and complete. Ladies 2 piece garments from 25c to
1.00 per garment. Ladies Union Suits, splendid values 50c to 2.00 each.
Misses and Childrens 2 piece garments all sizes 25c. Union Suits, children
and misses at 50c, 65c and 1.00. Ask to ses our Childrens Sleeping Garment
all sizes at 50c.
A large assortment to select frcm both in light and dark colors, prices
ranges at 8 l-3c, 10c and 12 l-3c These are exceptional prices from the fact
that our Outing were bought last April before the heavy advance in the price
of raw cotton. We give you a 12 l-2c quality for 10c.
A beautiful line of patterns at 10c
Good Fall styles all new at 10c and 12 l-2c
in Tans and Grays 48c, 58c, 75c, 1.00, 1.25, 1.35, 1.48 and 2.00. All these
are good full sizes and 1 to 20 per cent less than we could now buy them. .
Baby Crib Blankets
in pinks and blues at 89c. Baby Krinkle down Blankets at 1.65.
Miss Mabel Trussler, assistant post
mistress, was visiting a friend in Om
paints Weyrich & Had-
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