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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 30, 1909)
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- Entered at the postoflice at riHttsmouth, Cans County, Nebraska,
as second class mail matter.
OFFICIAL PATER OF CASS COUNTY
THE NEWS-HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY, Publishers
a proposition wnicn win cause mc
taxpayers to tsit up and take notice.!
The question for the people to settle
i.s whether we are republicans anJj
not democrats and should support our
party, hut the welfare of the state.
The thing to think about in that when
the democratic party took hold of
the state the state was out of debt and
with money in the treasury. At lastj
accounts the state had aceumu-'
latetl a debt which has grown from
$1,100 a few months ago to three i r
four times that a month ao. Tl tse
arc the things which should be con
sidered. There arc no polotics in it.
It is just a matter of business and every
voter in the state of Nebraska is a
member of the firm and entitled to
Irnnw U'linf tlin liiwrnnuu mnnnrrnr fif
:KmK"K the firm is doing. If he is losing money
for the business lie ought to be fired
P. A. BARROWS
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DECEMBER 30, 1909
Veteran Burlington Man
Passes Away at Central
WORKED FOR THE
COMPANY 38 YEARS
All honor comes to him who waits.
Mayor Jim Dahlmun of Omaha, may
never be governor, but he had a bull
pup named after him the other day
which ought to satisfy the ambition
of any man.
It will be the beginning of a new
year in a few days and if you have
nny idea of swearing off you better
begin to get ready to make the oft
repeated swear and stick to it this
It is said that it costs five cents per and the old manager reinstated who
pound to take care of the magazines did business on business principles
which pass through the mails, while and in a manner which counted for
the government only gets one cent the prosperity of the firm. Do you
The lawyers of Nebraska are hold
ind a session in Omaha this week in
conjunction with the chicken show.
With the roosters crowing early in
the morning and the lawyers talking
late at night, the people of Omaha
will pass a sleepless week.
pound for carrying them
papers cost two cents per
The franking privilege given members
of congress and senators helps con
Biilcrable in piling up the expense
Postmaster General Hitchcock is mak
ing an investigation of the matter
Daily get the idea?
Service Began With the Begin
ning of Lines In West
It is said that Santa Claus at
tempted to make his trip this year
in nn airship, but in passing over
South Omaha he collided with the
aroma which hangs over that city and
had it not been for a friendly snow
bank the air ship would have been
Bmashed and the old man knocked
And now Dr. Cook's goose seems
to bo cooked in good shape. His
former best friend, with all the rest
has denounced him as a fraud. Some
how or other, we rather admire the
nerve of that gentleman, if it was
in a bad cause, Had not that man
Peary turned up when he did Dr.
Cook might have been a hard man
for William J. Bryan to defeat for
the democratis nomination in 1912.
PATENT MEDICINE EDITORS.
as we peruse our exenanges irom
day to day and from week to week
we have been often struck with the
awful condition of the newspaper
with the idea of making things more men of Nebraska. To read the pub-
on a paying basis. There is no reason lications one would think that they
whatever for the government carrying were always looking on the dark side
the product of a private business for of life, were in bad shape physically
five times what it costs it for carry or that something was wrong soine-
ing the produce of the business. where.
The other day we seated our-
Somc man out in the state with a selves in the office chair and began to
name that makes us think of limber- l00k for some of the good things which
ger, has taken occasion to cull Doc arc always found in the papers
Hixby to account for getting cold sent out by the quill drivers from the
feet on the Dr. Cook proposition. Cornhusker state, but our blood ran
The same day the editor of this paper cold when we picked up the Weeping
got a communication calling us down Water Republican and found that the
for going back on Dr. Cook. The editor had been "All alone in a saw-
fact of the matter is that the editor mill at midnight." If there is anything
of this paper has not gone back on that would make a fellow feel squom
Dr. Cook. We have not contrac- ish it is staying in some old sawmill on
ted cold feet on the matter and still a dark night.
insist that time will solve the great Editor Ross Hammond of thtf Fre
controversy. At present there mont Tribune has done some rash
is enough north pole conditions right things in his day but his last issue of
icrc in Nebraska to keep us from the paper stated that it "Extended
earing very much who discovered all over his body." This is a very
that much talked of piece of prop- serious affair and he should at once
pcrty. If Doc Hixby has gone back consult Jim Elliott of the West-Point
on Dr. Cook so soon he deserves Republican who we think can fix
to be called down. If Dr. Cook is Ross nil riirht with that "llaxeme-
a fraud, then Uixby should sympa- thvlenetetramine" which he is ad-
thize with him instead of knocking, vertisim?. We belivo that it will do
It seems to be the general order of
the elerk of the weather whenever he
g;ves Nebraska a hard winter to give
the east something just a little har
der. While we have been having
plenty of snow and cold weather the
Atlantic coast has had a storm which
destroyed life and property. The
cold waves of the ocean washed over
the shores and much damage was
done. It pays to live in Nebraska.
There may be some other states but
tin re is only one Nebraska.
Several years ago the State of Ne
braska passed a law which Hixby
himself admits put him out of busi
ness, and therefore there should be
a bond of sympathy between Dr. Cook
and Dr. Hixby.
This paper does mot like to be
continually calling the attention of
? . . i . i . . i .i i
us readers 10 inc nusiaKC me people
made when they elected a demo
cratic governor and a democratic
legislature, for in so doing we are apt
all that Jim claims that it will do.
Jim has used it all his life and it has
The editor of the Columbus Trib-
bunc is having a "Hard Struggle"
but what it is over we arc unable to say.
It may be that he has been reading
Editor Taylor's insurgent editorials,
which to say the least would cause
most anybody to have a hard struggle
to tell just when Taylor was at.
The editor of the Kearney Timea
is very sott hearted and ot an m-
The appointment of lT. S. D;strict
Attorney is still hanging fire and not
much chance for an early settlement.
It would seem that there is only one
thing to do in the matter and that is
to appoint Frank Howell. Howell is
n good lawyer, has shown himself to
be the right kind of stulT ahd and if
the senators caniu t get together on
the matter they hud butter resign and
come home. There is no errthly rea
son why the position should not go to
Howell, and there is nothing to be
gainid by dillydalling 'along :n this
The whole police force of Lincoln
taak a twenty-four hour holiday
Christmas, with the exception of the
office force. Just think of it. And
yet some people say that there is
more boozing in Lincoln now than
before the town went dry. This
Christmas day argument ought to
knock silly any stuff put out by the
Merchants & Manufacturers Asso
ciation of Omaha that Lincoln is
a booze town under prohibition. If
there is another city of sixty thousand
population in the world which can
give its whole police force a vacation
on Christmas day wc should like to
hear of it.
to be charged with being partisan tensely sympathetic nature. He even
when in truth we do not do so for the "Cries for Castoria" almost incess.
reason that wc are partisan. The nntlv. while the editor of the Eauln
editor of this paper has always con- Beacon also is troubled and wants to
tended that the election of a demo- "Tell some sick one" all about it.
cratie governor by republican votes The editor of the W.ihoo Wusn
was not a good thing for the state nor seems to be about the easiest indi-
for the party. By electing a demo- vidual in the whole bunch. He con-
cratic governor every stat insti- f esses to "Hnvintr been stiinir 15
tution has been placed in the hands years," which surely by this t'me must
of a democrat appointed by that gov- seem an old story, but. be ;:.g a Wasp
emor. It has placed the democratic the stinging , Lusiness is a
party in a position where it will be good deal in his line anyway, but if
much harder to elect a congressional it gets serious he should "Take Salts
ticket in 1010. This however is and Castor Oil." after the fashion of
not so important to the people at the Minden Courier. We always
large as the matter of how the demo- thought there was something queer
cratic party is carrying out its stew- about the editorial columns of the
ardship. A report just made by the Courier but his acknowledgement of
superintendents of many of the in- the cause explains the whole thing
stitutions shows that before the bi- There is onlv one. editor in the whole
ennium is two thirds over there is bunch who conies up to the standard
going to be a deficit for the coming leg- of what the average editor ought to
islature to appropriate money to liq- be and that is the editor of the Sterling
uidate. For instance in the insti- Sun. He is "Looking His Best," and
tut ion which was formerly called the if he really is he ought to be happy
home for the friendless, but the name The editor of the Hluc Springs Sen
There seems to be a big deficit
h the post o.Tice department caused
by the handling of second class matter.
of which has been changed by the last Unci is the only stingy one in the whol
legislature to the State Public School, lot. He won't "Risk even a single
it has cost to run that institution Penny." This may be because he
under democratic control $101.20 per has served time in the Nebraska legis-
eapita,.. while under republican con- latiure, and in that case it may be
trol last year it cost only $9-1.52. At necessary to save every penny for a
Grand Island Soldier's home the cost good many years to some in order to
this year has been $113.t l against get even.
$10,171 hist year. As only one third The editor of this paper, well, we
of the biennium has passed and some don't like to acknowledge it, but we
of the institutions have spent a great find that we have been taking"Chi-
deal more than they should have Chester Tills" ever since we took charge
spent it is o.'y j question of a few of the publication and never knew it
months when they will be up against till a few day ago.
The remains of Washington Smith
who died at Central City, and notice
of whish appeared in these columns
yesterduy, will arrive at this place on
the late Burlington train, and will
be taken to the Masonic hall of which
order he is a member where it will
lie in state until the hour which has
been appointed for the funeral ou
the morrow at 10 a. m. at the Pres
byterian church of which church he
was a member., The services will
be conducted by Rev. J. T. H;ard,
who was pastor of the church for man
years while Mr. Smith was a member
and a neighbor for over a quarter of a
The pall bearers for the reception
of the remains on their arrival ant
to escort them to the lodge room
where they are to lie in Btate are
J. C. Peterson, George Sherwood
W. C. Ramsey, Will Robertson, Fritz
Fricke and George Thomas. The
funeral will be under the direc
tion of the Masonic Order, who wil
have charge, the A. O. U. W. of which
Mr. Smith was also a member wil
march in the procession and have some
part of the ceremonies in the laying
away of one of the most progressive
and loyal of Plattsmouth's for
mer citizens. From the State Jour
nal we clip the following relative to
his death, and a brief scetch of his
"Washington Smith, a veteran rail
road man, and at the time of his re
signation from the services of the
Burlinton two years ago one of the
oldest foremen in point of service, diet
here this morning at 8:30 at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. J. Cleve Scott
Mr. Smith was nearly seventy-four
years old antl his death was due to
a complication of discuses. He hat
not been in good health for a numbe
of years, and in April, 190S, he scv
cred his connection with the railroad
after having been in the service thirty
eight years, for thirty- three of whic
he was a foreman. At the time
his resignation .Mr. Mnitli was gen
eral foreman of the Plattsmout
shops. During the last year his
health has failed more rapidly, and
about two months ago he was taken
with an attack which kept him
confined to his bed almost contin
uously. The body will be taken
Plattsmouth today, for burial
Washington Smith was born in
New York July 31, 1S3S. With his
father a cabinet maker, he went to
live on a farm near Carbondale, Pa.,
making his home there until 18"2. At
the age of eighteen he moved to
Michigan City Intl., where he worked
with his father, Robert Smith, learn
ing the cabinetmaker's tratle.
In 18(10, when he was twenty-four
years of age, Mr. Smith engaged with
the Salem & New Albany railroad,
antl worked for three years in station
and depot building, ami afterwards
for two years in the company's shops
in Michigan City, on coach Jwork.
Later he worked for five years or un
til 1S70, with the Michigan Central
At that time John Chandler was
master mechanic for the Burlington
at Plattsmouth, the railroad having
then been built about twelve miles
west of that plate. Mike Egan was
running the engine the "Wae Eagle"
on the twelve miles of track. He had
brought the engine to Plattsmouth
from Michigan city when it was pur
chased from the Michigan Central. On
learning that the master mechanic
needed a cabinetmaker Mr. Eagr.n
wrote for Mr. Smith to come to Platts
mouth, end in two wills the firtt
carpenter shop of the Burlington at
Plattsmouth was in operation. This
was in 1870, and in 1875 Mr. Smiti.
was made foreman of the pattern
antl coach work of the Burlington. It
was under his direction tiiat the first
pay car of the Burlington west of the
river, No. 34, was constructed. About
two years before his resignation Mr.
Smith was made general foreman of
the Burlington shops at Plattsmouth.
He severed his connection with the
company on April 1, 1908.
Mr. Smith was married July 31, 18(i(5
in Michigan City to Miss Harriet
Skinner. Four children were born
to them, three of whom are living.
Mr. Smith is susvived by his wife, two
daughters, Mrs. W. E. Coolitlge of
Rosalie and Mrs. J. Cleve Scott of
Central City, nnd one son, Glenn W.
Smith of Omaha.
All persons knowing themselves to
be indebted in any amount to M.
! Faneer are requested to call and settle
! at once. All persons having bills
against mc are requested to present
same and get their money.
As is well known I am closing out
I my business and am anxious to close
I un all outstanding accounts. In the
past I have never crowded any person
for payment, but now it is absolutely
necessary that all bills due me be
paid promptly. All bills remaining
unpaid when my business has been
loesd out will be placed in the hands
of a collection agency. That means
additional costs and I hope I shall
not be called upon to take this means
to collect what is due mc.
Will Hold Family Re-uulon.
There is now in operation a gather
ing of the members of the family of
Mr. antl Mrs. Thomas Glenn of this
city. The members of whom nearly
all are nowjpresent, and of whom the
remainder are expected to arrive soon
consist of seven boys and four girls,
and are, Oscar, who with his family
ivc at Orion, 111., Lewis, living at
Morrell, this state, Leon, at Hamburg,
Iowa, Jacob and Benjamin at Goth
enburg, this state, George at Superior,
and Thomas, jr., at Oxford. The
girls, Mrs. J. C. Weilelman at Des
Moines, Louise living at Gothenburg
where she keeps house for her two
brothers, while Misses Dora and May
live with their parents in this city.
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FOR SALE CHEAP-At Smith's bam,
Plattsmouth, Neb., a new carriage.
Lady owning same has quit keeping a
hore. It must sell. sw-tf
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement
Is Visiting With Slater.
Charles Latham of Brandenville,
111., came in this morning over the
Burlington and will visit for some
time with friends and relatives in the
city, and will be a guest at the home
of his sister, Mrs. Wm. McCaulcy.
Telegraph or Write
Or call at the News-Herald office and
we will save you trouble and expense
in getting dates and terms.
Good Service. Reasonable Rate.
D. P. JACKSON
A new line of Sewing Machines, Style and durability of
the Singer. COME AND SEE THEM.
Hard and Soft Coal Heaters. 3 Rugs and Rockers.
Our Pre Ir.vt ntory Sale means a 20 per cent deduction
until Jaruaiy Kth thrcr.gl.out our store, without a risirve
not a limit placed on any article.
Our Rummage Sale means that all odds, all merchandise
slightly soiled from handling or faded from being ixposcd to
the sun in windows, it means all remnants, it means all dis
continues, it means our bargain counter is filled with bar
gains of the deepest watt r,bed rock Bargains. It means such
low prices that will turn them into Money. If you fail to
take advantage of these bargains you are the loser. Come
and rummage tlirough, get our rummage prices and you will
never fail to attend our future rummage sales.
The Variety Store
Plattsmouth, Neb., 3rd Door East of Bank of Cass County.
Eddie Todd was a business visitor
in the city this afternoon.
Mrs. F. M. Reasner was a guest of
friends in Omaha yesterday.
Good Health demands that your feet be
warm, dry and comfortable.
Every sensitive Foot should be housed in a
Cushion Sole Shoe.
In our Cushion Sole Shoes, your Feet rest up
on a soft insole of fine felt, covered with Kid,
under which is a layer of cork, covered by a
good Oak tanned outer sole. This keeps the
feet above the cold and damp street.
We have the Florsheim Kushion Sole for men
at $5,00, and the Acme Cushion Sole Shoes for
women at $3,50 in all sizes.
If Your Feet TroublelYou, Here's Relief.
Fetzer's Sloe Store.
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