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Y NOVEMBER 15, 1909 i
Of course,it is natural to expect that
tkose who have been criticining Sen
ator Burkett, and especially the editors
f democratic newspapers, should, now
tkat Senator LaFollette has como out
aad given the public to understand
tkat air. Durkctt is the right sort of a
aa,try to find some way to crawl out
f the mighty small hole which they
kav found themselves in since tho
publication in LaFollette's Magazine
f that paper's endorsement of tho Ne
braska senator. As usual, somo of
tbttn art in mighty hard lines, hard
(rials and great tribulation. They
have been holding Senator LaFollette
up as the model man to follow and tho
taa whoso ideas are unimpeachable.
At the same timo they have been hold-
bg up Senator Burkott as the man who
was against the people and one who
ktl oo business in the United States
, Senator LaFollette's endorsement of
Sfraator Burkett has put them on tho
bum. Some of them are taking that
undorscment and picking out portions
f it which will sound wrong and giv
ing it out as LaFollette's opinion of
Burkett. Tho Evening Journal up the
street ia a sample of the kind of papers
wkich have been knocking on Burkctt
tad upholding LaFollette. In its is
sue of yesterday, in speaking of what
LaFollette had said of Burkctt, it
tries to convey the impression that the
Wisoonsia senator was opposed to Bur
kett by quoting a part of the LaFol
lette article. The Journal says:
The last issue of LaFollette's
Magazine vhovi slippery Elmer
Burkett up in his true light. We
simply copy the closing para
graph of a long article devoted to
the true character of the man who
nhould stand by the people in
ttcad of the trusts:
We would like for all vot rs who are
interested :n the matter to call nt this
office and read the article appearing in
LaFollette's Magazine Tho impres
sion which the Journal tries to convey
to the people is not tho impression
which Senator LaFollette in his maga
zine gives of the senator from Nebras
ka. We wish we had the space to de
vote to the whole article, but perhaps
the opening paragraph of the article
devoted to Burkctt will give tho read
ers of the Daily News the idea which
the Wisconsin senator wishes to con
vey. The article is headed ' A Senator
who is Coming." It reads:
When you see a man moving in
the distance it is often hard to tell
whether he is coining or going.
You look intently. If the object
of your vision forges ahead with an
even, Rtrong, steady gait, you soon
make up your mind as to the di
rection of his movement. But if
he hesitates sometimes, or stops,
or goes back a little, you are con
fused and uncertain. To most
people Senator Burkett of Nebras
ka is n figure moving in the dis
tance. To some people he appears
to be coining and to some going.
To get the truth about Burkctt
you must get close. You must
study his record. When you do
this you will see that he is a
progressive senator, progressing.
You will see that he forges ahead,
rapidly sometimes, slowly some
times and sometimes ho detours
and apparently mistakes his direc
tion and goes back. But you will
see that again he charges forward
and retrieves the ground he has
lost and gains new ground. But
if you study closely Burkett and
his record you will find that Bur
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kctt is coming and not going.
LaFollette then goes on to give Bur
kett'a record in tho United States sen
ate, and if there is any man after read
ing that record that can find Burkett
to bo against tho people, he is simply
a mighty poor judge of what he reads
or else doliberate-Iy makes a wrong
We believe in giving a man his just
duos. Tho democratic press and some
republican papcra have assailed the
record of Sonator Burkett and have
attempted to make their readers be
lieve that he is not a progressive re
publican Benator. Senator LaFollette
says that ho is. Which will you be
lieve, Senator LaFollette or such pa
porg as our Journalisticusi contempo
rary up tho pike
THEY WENT TO CHURCH.
Last Sunday night the religious ed
itor and the sporting editor of tho
Daily News joined forces and attended
divine services at the Methodist
church in this city where revival meet
ings are being conducted by Rev. Aus
tin, pastor of tho church. The singing
was delightful, in fact it was that kind
of singing which we have always liked,
where tho congregation assists the
choir in the music and in that way gets
some good things themselves, instead
of letting the people on the platform
do it all. Of course, it was to be ex
pected that the religious editor would
be a good singer, but the voice of the
sporting editor had not that highfa
luting, hair trigger quiver put up by
our side partner.as our voice had been
trained for special rooting at base ball
and foot ball games, and while we were
considered way up in G on base ball
and foot ball chin music we found that
as a song warbler we were out of class.
However, that was not what we started
out to remark. One thing that struck
us as the proper way to conduct a re
vival meeting was the statement of the
pastor at the start. Ho said that no
one would bo bothered by people talk
ing to them and trying to coax them to
accept salvation. He said that he be
lieved that many people were kept
away because they thought they would
bo subjected to questions and cross
questions as to whether they were
Christians or not, and he believed that
it was a mistake. Those were not his
exact words, but they ex press about
tho idea which he wished to convey.
We believe that it is a mistake to coax
people to go to the front. If tho word
of God preached to them by a good
man, in an earnest and proper way,
does not makethem feel that they
ought to change their life, than no
coaxing on tho part of Brother X or
Sister Q will have any lasting effect.
We like the way Ilev. Austin conducts
the meetings, and wo believe every
man, woman and child in Flattsmouth
ought to spend at least one night lis
tening to the good words of that gen
tleman and the Jgood oldfashioned
singing of the congregation. It will do
What will the editor of the State
Capital do now Fighting Burkett on
one hand and doing everything possi
ble to hold him up to ridicule and at
tho same time swearing by Senator
LaFollette and claiming that his opin
ion is all right, ho is now up against
it, for LaFollette has come out and in
a long speech speaks enthusiastically
of Senator Fliner J. Burkctt of Ne
braska as a progressive senator and
one whose record iu congress has at all
times been on the side of the people
and against tho corporations. Ho
says that occasionally Burkett takes
what seems to be a backward step,
but he always retrieves his lost ground
and comes up stronger than ever. It
will now be up to the State Capital to
explain. The State Journal of Sunday
gives LaFollette's speech in full and
all should read it.
One feature of the Daily News is to
give the people something worth read
ing, and that, too, of a reliable char
acter. It is the fact that we are get
ting ourselves in shape to do this that
has caused delay. This delay has
caused the News force more worry,
more hard work with extra long hours,
than probably the average reader is
aware. Hardly a day has passed since
the establishment of tho Daily News
but that every man of the ten em
ployed to get out the paper has put in
from twelve to sixteen hours in an en
deavor to get things in 6hapo so that
when the extensive improvements,
both in office and equipment are com
pleted, our readers will be getting
the benefit of the time and money
spent to make this paper the best in
The Sunday papers announce that
Col. Will Hayward, the efficient
chairman of the republican state com
mittee may be first assistant post
master general. The president could
not make a better choice. Col.IIay ward
will fill tho position with credit and
it would be a fitting recognition of the
services of one of the best men in the
west. Nebraska has a reputation of
ending good men to Washington for
those positions which tho president
has to fill by appointmtnt, and in this
ase there would be no breaking of the
record. By all means let it bo Hay
ward for First Assistant Postmaster
Now that Senator LaFollette has
oome out and says that Senator Elmer
Burkctt is the right kind of a man
for Nebraska to have in the United
States senate, it will be proper for the
goody goody fellows who expect so
much and do so little to do the right
thing and take it all back. But they
will not do it. The fellow who is a
chronic kicker never acknowledges a
wrong and never tries to make things
right. If he did his time would be so
much talkcn up correcting his mis
takes that he would have no time to
devote to his chosen avocation of
It is said that there is honor even
among thieves, but it seems that this
does not apply to murderers. The
Wyoming cattlemen who were con
victed of the murder of the sheepmen
on the testimony of two of their num
ber who turned states evidence, now
get eqen by all getting together and
claiming that one of the fellows who
testified against them was the real
murderer. As a consevence there are
very many who think the convicted
men are not guilty'.
The mine seems to be the most
dangerous of all kinds of business. The
men who go down into the depths of
the earth should receive good recom
pense for the danger they take in dig
ging out the black diamonds for the
use of the people on top of the earth.
Tho latest horror, that of the St. Taul
Coal Mine company, near Cherry,
Ills., where 400 men were destroyed
by an explosion, bIiows to what danger
the men are exposed who engage in
When Eve coaxed Adam to take a
good big chaw off of that big red apple
and he found out what n chump lie had
made of himself because he had been
worked, ho felt so foolish over the
matter that he tried to lay tho whole
blame on Eve. The republican editors
who were worked by the democrats to
take a non-partisan chaw of the Su
preme Court dapple have felt so fool
ish since the election that they haven't
even followed Adam's lead.
And the World-Herald is not saying
anything anymore about that "non
partisan" supremo court. Can it be
possible that it has got cold feet on the
j proposition and that it is going to let
I the people go to the everlasting bow-
wows, and Btand calmly by and give
, up the fight Is not the "non-par-,
tisan" idea of as much consoquenc.e
now as it was before the election, or
does the W. II. propose to let' the
matter go for uwhile and , rest up to
' get a new start
Let us see.' We believe that the
present supreme court is composed of
six republicans and one democrat. The
non-partisan idea struck the people so
forcibly that they voted to put out the
democrat and have it all republican,
like it used to be. Judge Dean is a
mighty good judge and a gentleman,
but it seems that his politics was a
handicap which he could not overcome
and co he w ill have to seek greener
pastures next year and let Honest Old
Judge Sedgwick again into the harness.
The editor of the Journal should not
do so much worrying about Hon. E. M.
Pollard and his chance of future po
litical preferment. Mr. Pollard is wil
ling to stand upon his public record as
a law maker. He is not ashamed of it.
Can the editor of the Journal also
point with pride.
And Madam Seinhiel, the "Woman
in Red,"is now a free woman. A
French jury has acquitted her of the
murder of her husband, and when the
verdict of the jury was announced the
crowd in the court room went wild
It is mighty easy to stand off and
knock, but the chances are that if the
fellow who knocks was placed in a po
sition where it would be up to him to
make a record to be proud of that he
would fall down fur worse thau the
fellow he is criticising.
A farmer up at Norfolk, this state,
has invented an air ship which is
worked the same as a bicycle and
flaps its wings like a bird. That must
certainly be a bird of a machine.
Ul' LILJ t!M
Miss Frlcke Showered.
Mrs. A. E. Gass gave a delightful
linen shower Tuesday afternoon in
honor of Miss Lena Fricke. The
prize for the most original and best
work was awarded to Mrs. George
Falter. Delightful refreshments were
served and highly enjoyed. Miss
Fricke was the recipient of many
hundsome and useful nresents. which
were showered upon her from a beauti
ful ball of white chrysanthemums.
Thirty-six friends enjoyed the hos
pitality of Mrs. Gass.
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36 inch all wool Panama at 50c.
38 inch black French Serge at 60c.
Also a nice line of colors in this same cloth.
44 inch French Serge black and colors at 75c.
Satin Finish Prunella Cloth 42 in. wide black and colors at $1.00.'
54 Inch Black Panama
54 Inch Black Panama
27 inch Poplin in colors at 20c, 25c and 35c.
While they last. The quality of these goods at the prices offered
cannot be replaced by us owing to the advance in this material.
When you wish to post yourself on the latest things fashion
able you will consult your own interest by looking over the But
terick Fashion Sheets and buying the Butterick Patterns. Those
patterns are without question the jiost reliable ones put out by
anyone. We are sole agents for this vicinity. Look over the
Fashion Sheet which we distribute to you once a month. Buy the
Butterick Style Bcok price 25c including a coupon which entitles
you to a pattern FREE. The winter number now on sale.
AMONG OUR EXCHANGES.
Weeping Water Republican.
August Gorder of Plattsmouth was
a business visitor in town Tuesday
with his brother, Mayor Gorder.
Mrs. E. V. Defibaugh came over
from Plattsmouth and is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Olive.
Mrs. Chas. Wentz of Lincoln vis
ited over Sunday with her brother, D.
E. Jones, and Mrs. W. W. Davis.
Miss Grace Teegarden returned
home Saturday morning from a visit
with her Uncle Jonas, at Brock.
Mrs. F. M. Smith and children came
down from Omaha last Wednesday and
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
W. Orton, several days.
Clark Newlon received a shipment
last week of a car load, 26 head, of
white face cattle to feed. They were
a nice bunch.
The prospects are flattering for a
wagon bridge across the Platte river
just below the railroad bridge at
We hear that Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Day are contemplating a trip across
the pond iu the near future to take in
the sights of a few foreign countries.
Lotan Willis, -county superintend
ent of Adams county, came in Friday
night to join his family who have
been here some time visiting. He had
been attending the state teachers' as
The fight the Journal made on Quiu
ton was uncalled for and the result
proved as in the case of John D. Mo
Bride when assailed, made votes for
the candidate charged with wrong.
Almost every precinct shows a re
publican on the office of treasurer.
Frank Schlater made a good official
and had many republican friends. Mr.
Stark could not hope to win over Mr.
Schlater's old friends and consequent
ly the latter got a handsome majority.
They do say that tome got foloed on
the name of Snyder, thinking they
were voting for H. A. Schneider for
register of deeds. If this is true the
voters must have been paying little at
tention to polities. And then again
the resemblance might have worked
the other way.
AMONG OUR EXCHANGES.
Mrs. E. A Wright returned Satur-
urday from Superior where she had
been .siting at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Fred Trunkenboltz.
Mrs. Ed Flashman and Miss Lode-
am Register returned Saturday from
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Httllam, Neb., where they hav-n been
visiting their parents.
John Boot left Monday for Omaha.
He has been offored a position as sec
tion foreman on the Burlington but
does not know just where he will be
G. L. Meyers and wife left yesterday
for Oskaloosa, Kansas, where they will
visit relatives. They expect also to
visit iu Oklahoma before returning
home. Mr. McDaniels is taking Mr.
Meyers' place as M. P. agent.
M. Files of University Place was an
Eagle visitor Tuesday.
Ed Doran and family of Saltillo vis
ited with hifl brother Will on Sunday.
Fred Van Scoyoe of Line Va is vis
iting ut the R. N. Wright lume this
Mrs. G. M. Trimble of Palmyra was
a passenger to Lincoln from this pla
Mrs. Yoho's mother and sister,Mr.
and Miss Ragan of Utiea, Neb., sit
ed at the Yoho home this week.
Mrs, A. M. Trumble and Mrs. Fred
Kent were Elmwood visitors Wednes
day. Lewis Manners of Lincoln yisited
with his parents north of town Sunday.
Herman Wachter and Charles Root
were Elmwood passengers Monday.
Mrs. Max Spahnle visited at the
Olslaeger home south of Walton Sun
day. Fred Leidig of Alx visited at the
home of George Althouse, Sr., Satur
day. Mrs. Will Knapton went to Nehaw
ka Friday to visit her cousin, Mn.
Miss Daisy Johnson of Weeping
Water visited at the J. G. Johnson
home this week.
Mrs. Grace Gardner of Sharon vts
ited over Sunday with her sister, Mrs.
Ross Tuylor and wife of Lincoln were
visitors at the James Dysart home Sat
urday and Sunday.
Ed Carr, Frank Clements, James
Snoke, Charles Trubble, Katie Reitter
and Mrs. H. C. Benz were passengers
to Lincoln yesterday.
Rev. W. L. Austin delivered a mas
terful and eloquent discourse in the
Methodist church last evening on the
"Unpardonable Sin." Wednesday ev
ening his theme will be "Diphtheria
and Leprosy in Plattsmouth; the Cure "
of the Quarantine." The song service
led by Mrs. E. II. Wescott was hearti
ly joined in and much enjoyed by all.
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