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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 18, 1904)
rLATTSMOl'TU, NKllllASK A. TlU'KShAY, AlMJl'ST IS. I'M I.
NT Mil Kit 'Ml
TART CURB-STONE JOSHINGS
Culled, Clipped, Penciled and Prepared for
the Readers of the Journal.
Tin' sli'iiilrr clrl wulkcil up tin- htri ct.
I luirrlt'tl mi lufurt'
Smietwi'iitv-HviMir tlilrly fret
To iIimIki' Iiit pompHiltiur.
Some df the kids are having a whoop
'er up time just now.
Some men have to use a magnifying
glass to sec their own faults.
A big time in Plattsmouth on I.alor
Day Monday, September .1.
If some one could arrange for a heat
famine we could all stand it.
Of course it's great corn weather
but suppose you haven't any.
A man either gives according to his
means or according to his meanness.
The packing house strike lias reach
ed the political static. Ilothsidesclaim
All the towns around have had a cir
cus while Plattsmouth can't even have
The anthacite coal output is going
to be above the record this year. So
Is the price.
Newspaper reporters find that most
men expect a tlollar-and-a-half write-
up for a 5-ccnt cigar.
A girl may believe in luck during
her engagement, but after marriage
well that's another story.
Whooping cough is raging in 1'latts-
mouth. You're "not in it" unless you
have one or two "kids" atllicted.
For the chronic loafer there is no
rest. With him Sunday is not an in
spiratlon in the monotony of life.
A big crowd of farmers was In town
again last Saturday, and they all seem
ed jubilant over the corn prospects.
A woman never feels so truly grate
ful for the advantage of being a woman
as when she meets a bow-legged man
Because the girls nowadays walk
around with their sleeves rolled up is
no reason they are ready to jump into
the dishwater. It's simply a fad.
Wax on a married man's moustache
is said to be proof that the man's wife
has gone away from home, or that
there is a new hired girl in the house.
It Is not pleasant to refer to, but
Tlattsmouth has a woman w ho puts so
much powder on her face these hot
days that it makes dough under her
At any rate, don't let the ice-men
strike for a month or two, aDd don't
stop the soda fountains and close the
breweries. Let us have the necessaries
We agree with the Weeping Water
Herald that a vigilance committee
should be organized in Cass county to
protect the farmers against horse
A Plattsmouth man is now satisfied
that there Is nothing in a name. His
wife wears clock socks, but has failed
to have breakfast on time during the
past two months.
The weeds on some of the streets of
this town are so tall as to hide cows
as they wend their way homeward at
milking time, and the youngsters have
a time of hunting them.
Thcro whs u uruss widow qulto proper
Who wus formerly nmrrled lo Hopper;
Hut lie ttol a (llvon'e.
As ii mutter of course
And the Kruss-wldow Is now n criiss-llopper.
Vacation is drawing to a close, and
soon the familiar bell will peal forth
the warning notes of "school time."
It would le better for some boys In
this town if they never had any vaca
tion at all.
An exchange says "the average sala
ry of school ma'msof the United States
is $2110 a year. After deducting the
living expenses, It Is said they store
the surplus money In their stockings."
We're from Missouri.
An old maid of this city says she
hasn't much use for a man who is too
cowardly to propose. A young man
says it's no wonder she thinks so, as it
would take the courage a Japanese
general to propose to her.
Wc have our eagle eye on some fel
lows who arc giving patronage to other
print shops that rightfully belongs to
the Journal. Right Is right, and
wrong is wrong, and we pretty nearly
know when wc arc wronged.
A Plattsmouth society woman sent
a dollar to a man In Maine for a sure
way to remove hair from the face.
The man told her to pull 'em out by
the roots. Hut he was polite alxmt It.
Ho thanked her for the dollar.
If you can think of anything that
will beautify and build up your town
go and do it. Keep your capital at
home; patronize homo Industries, help
vour merchants to sell more goods that
they may be enabled to sell at a less
rtrotit: always have your worK uono in
your home town If possible and pay the
local workman ns much as you would
an outsider. If you follow these sug
gestlons and your town does not lm-
.prove It will not be your iauu.
A Very Busy Man.
The past few weeks have been busy
ones for County Superintendent Wort-
man. Hesideshis annual report, which
was due August 1.1, but which he sent
in one week ahead of time, he has ex
amined "! teachers since the loth day
of July. These papers have all been
graded more than ".Oof that number
THEY WILL TRADE AT HOME.
The Farmers Will Da This, all Things Be
( )ne of Cass count y 's prominent fann
ers gave the Journal a call last Mon
day and while in social conversation,
took a few exceptions to the article
that appeared in our last issue entitled
"Home First, All the Time."
"Plattsmouth, lie remarked, "is no
more like it was several years ago than
darkness Is like daylight. Then we
could find a market fur our produce at
a very fair price. Now it is different
We can get just as much at the small
er towns In the county as wc can here,
so what inducement Is there to come
here when we livcclosc to those points.
As for myself, I would prefer to come
to Plattsmouth to trade, all things be
inir eoual, than to go to the smaller
towns. Plattsmouth being the county
seat, when 1 come here, especially on
Saturday, I usually meet some friend
whom 1 have not seen for several
months and we enjoy a social chat af
ter we have completed our business.
Then, another thing, most oftne mer
chants of Plattsmouth seem to feel in
different about our trade, anyway
they don't seem to care whether we
buy of them or not. Now, I am no
kicker, but the fanners have as much
right to demand the fair thing from
the merchants as the latter have to
mand the same from the farmers."
Well, we thought our friend talked
very sensibly about the matter. We
do need some one here who will pay
the top-notch prices for all kinds of
country produce. It would pay our
merchants to induce some one to open
an exclusive produce market, where
the farmer can get the full market
value for his chickens, eggs, butter,
and other marketable stuff. Where
will you lind another city the size of
Plattsmouth without an exclusive pro
(luce market? The argument might
be advanced that we are too close to
Omaha for such an establishment to
succeed. This is no argument at all
With a cold-storage in connection
such an establishment would be pre
pared to meet the Omaha market and
keep all this business at home. Such
a plant would be of greater benefit to
the business Interests of the city than
anything that could be established
here. It gives the farmer a good mar
ket for his produce, and wherever he
can lind the best market, there will he
go, and there is where he wili buy his
An exclusive produce market here
wjuld bring farmers from a long dis
tance. They would get the cash for
their produce, and in turn the mer
chants would get the cash for their
A Very Important Personage.
The present manipulator of the doings
In the Nchawka Register office "feels
his oats" to such an extent, that in his
own estimation, he has become quite
an Important factor in moulding public
sentiment. In his article retracting
the lie published In the Register the
week before (when Mr. Sheldon's name
appeared at the masthead ) In reference
to Sheriff McBride, he has the audacity
It seems that Mr. McIIride could
have written a gentlemanly letter,
rather than notify the whole village by
telephone. His letter would have re
ceived courteous treatment, and a
prompt reply would have been forth
coming. Now, he evidently did not think of
"notifying the whole village" when he
published the base fabrication, with
out even writing "a gentlemanly let
ter" to Sheriff Mclhideor even writing
to Mr. Marshall to know the truth.
Oh, no, he didn't think of "courteous
treatment" when he published a false
hood. However, by some modus oper
andi in one week the name of a respon
sible party was lowered from the mast
head and that of an irresponsible par
ty placed there instead.
Visit trie Old Folks.
One fare plus il for the round trip
to a great many points in Ohio, Indi
ana, and Kentucky. Tickets on sale
September , 13, 20, 27 and October 11.
Good via St. Louis and stopover nt the
great exposition. Final limit thirty
days. Sec mc for part Iculars or write
to L. W. Wakeley, General Passenger
W. L. Piikktt, Agent.
NEBRASKA'S FAVORITE SON
Hon. William J. Bryan Visits His Friend
Frank J. Morgan.
For several weeks Ex-Mayor Frank
J. Morgan has been a very sick man,
and since the operation lie went
through at Omaha a few weeks ago for
appendicitis, he does not Improve as
rapidly as his friends anticipated. Mr.
Morgan is considered one of Mr. Ury-
an'siimst trusted political friends, and
there lias for years been a very close
friendship between the two. Mr.
Morgan failed to attend the demo
cratic state convention last week for
the tirst time In several years, and his
absence caused considerable inquiry
Huong his friends throughout the
state. When it was learned that ser
ious illness was the only thing that
detained him at home, the following
resolution was introduced by Mr.
Hryan and unanimously adopted by
We miss from this convention the
presence of one of our most loyal dem-ocrats-a
delegate to the late national
convention Mr. Frank J. Morgan, of
Plattsmouth. We extend to him in
his hour of affliction our sincere sym
pathy and wish an early return to
health and the party's councils.
Mr. Morgan regretted very much
that lie could not meet his friends at
this gathering, and as it was it was
hard work to keep him from going.
Nebraska's distinguished son show
ed his friend the proper respect by
paying him a short visit on Thursday
afternoon last, and spent an hour with
Mr. Morgan, which certainly showed
a recognition of their very close friend
ship. Mr. liryan came In on the 1:;?0
liurlington train from Lincoln and re
mained until about six o'clock the
same evening, when he departed for
St. Louis and thence to Peoria and
other points in the east to meet his
Mr. Hryan Isa very busy man, but he
remarked that he felt it was his duty
tocall and see Mr. Morgan though he
failed In making one of his appoint
mcnts. True and everlasting friend
ship is thus recognized.
The Journal Is pleased to note that
Mr. Morgan Is able to visit his place
of business occasionally, and also take
his evening rides when the weather
will permit. Ills many friends through
out the state will rejoice to learn of
his Improved condition.
The Eagle Picnic Last Sunday.
Last Sunday was an Ides' day for
picnicking, and from the appearance
of the streets in the afternoon fully
two-thirds of the people of l'lutts-
mouth thought so, too. Everyone who
could hustle up a conveyance went out
to Uncle Nick Halmes' grove, about
four-and-a-half miles west of town, one
ofitlic prettiest spots In Cass county for
spending a day under the shady oaks,
The Eagles of this city had arranged
a day's outing In the beautiful grove,
and extended a general Invitation to
their friends to join them. The well-
earned reputation of this order for en
tcrtainlng their friends, a general in
vitation was all that was necessary to
Insure a large attendance, not only
from the city, but from the surround
ing country also. Wc have failed to
see anyone who was there who does
not say that the event was a grand af
fair and that it "was good to be
there." Plenty of refreshments were
on the grounds for those who failed
to bring their dinners. It was a pleas
ure to witness those w ho brought their
dinners with what Joy they partook of
the same on the carpet of green anil
under the shady trees. The afternoon
was enjoyed in dancing and other
amusements and not until Old Sol':
smiling countenance began tod isa p
pear in the western horizon did they
heed the Heeling hours. More of such
events is what is needed for those who
desire to throw business cares aside
or the laborer who desires to take hi
family tor u day's pleasure after
weens nam worn, i lie r.agies oe
serve credit for the manner In which
this picnic was manaed, and it Is
hoped they will at least give another
ere the season closes.
Waterman Block Sold.
The Waterman block was sold tills
week to A. II. Kawitzcr, of Omaha
for $l-.roo. The Hank of Cass County
owi"d the building and the sale was
made through R. II. Windham.
Was In Poor Health For Years.
Ira W. Kelley, of Mansfield, Pa
writes: "I was in poor health for two
years, suffering from kidney and blad
der trouble, and spent considerable
money consulting physicians without
obtaining any marked benefit, but was
cured by Foley's Kidney Cure, and
desire to add my testlmoney that
may ik? the cause of restoring the
health of others." Refuse substitutes,
I G. Frlckc& Co.
Arrested for Wife-Desertion.
Sheriff Meliride went to South Oma
ha Tuesday and returned with Julius
A.Johnson, whom he arrested there
on thechargeot wife-desertion. It ap
pears that Johnson unceremoniously
disappeared from his home, near I'n
ion, this county, in May, ln;t, leaving
a w ife and one child dependent on him
for support, since which time he has
failed to provide for them. His wife,
Mrs. Louisa Johnson, tiled the com
plaint against her wayward husband,
audit, will go pretty hard with the
truant spouse if she succeeds In mak
ing the charge stick. The law of Ne
braska is veiy severe on wife-deserters,
besides Judge Jessen has no sympathy
for such fellows and such eases thai
come up before him alwaysget the full
benetit of the law.
OF GREAT INTEREST TO ALL.
he Annual Report of County Superinten
From the annual report of County
Superintendent Wortman we are able
to give some figures that will be a
matter of interest toall. For instance,
we learn that, although the law per
miis sci iooi (iisuieis io levy as
high as 2.1 mills on the dollar of the
assesed valuation of all property in the
district, there are only a few districts
that do so. Plattsmouth and a few of
the towns are the only ones with so
high a levy. The average for all tin
one hundred districts Is but tl.,1 mills.
The little town of Avoca has a lew
for next year of three mills- the small
est levy In the county. The Avoca
district has more than one thousand
dollars ahead at the present time
Avoca pays her teachers well, how
ever, as considerable license money
comes Into the school fund. Out
Eagle there Is an instance, however.of
money In the treasury, a moderate
levy only, and stinginess with the
icacners. r.agic and .ehawka pay
their principals just about what the
ordinary tirst-class rural school usually
pays. This seems to us, not all coin
plimcntary to the school authorities,
for none but the best should be made
principals of a system of schools and
they are seldom so infatuated with
"love for the work" that they will
accept a position for ?2.1 per month
smaller salary than they could get
Of the various high schools in the
county the sum of !10.1.1.78 was taken
as a tuition the past year. The total
receipts, in all districts, were: 10H,-
3011.30. Total expenditures, $7.2"3.()tf:
balance, 11,030.21. Valuation of all
school houses and school properties,
$l8!t,12.j.80. The census this year shows
a slight decrease over last year, the
figures being "474 as against 7478 last
year, or these 5014 were enrolled, and
the average dally attendance was 3729.
There were 24 male and 140 female
teachers employed. This includes
Plattsmouth. Total wages paid male
teachers, 11,"07.13; female teachers,
There are 100 distrlctsand Km school
school houses. Ninety-two of these
structures arc frame, sixteen brick,
and one of stone. There Is no district
in the county (thanks to the intelli
gence of our people) which has less
than six months of school, while .in
districts have the full nine months.
Nebraska, by the way, has the small
est per ccntagc of illiterate people of
any state in the union. The above
ligures Indicate that Cass county Is
doing her share to keep it so.
A Gentle Warning.
The authorities at Washington have
fixed a penalty of 2oo for anyone tak-
I.... . O . I , . . . 1. 1 . . I . .
INK 111,111 IIUII1 UIU (lU.SL-OlllCe IMUb IS
not their own. All post-masters arc
liable to make mistakes and put mail
in the wrong box and the law says
that people must examine their mall
before leaving the office. Some time
since an employe of the Journal oillcc
picked up a letter on the street that
had been opened and thrown away.
The letter belonged to Herman Strict
weisseroi i:.is cuy ami contained a
check for :i7,no, which he had been
looking for for several days. Now, the
one who took that letter from the
post-otllce, after opening It knew that
It did not belong to him, and if not
taken from the office with evil Intcn
Hon he should have returned It. Uncle
Sam's pretty severe on people who do
$8.50 to St. Louis and Return
The Rurllngton offers the above low
rate for tickets good In coaches and
chair cars (seats free). On sale Tues
days and Thursdays during August
Sec me for full particulars.
W. L. Pickett, Agent.
A GOOD MAN FOR GOVERNOR
Former Candidate tor Governor Says Every
Democrat Should Support Berge.
In a recent interview given the
World Herald. William II. TIioiiiiniiii
of Grand Island, who was a leading
candidate for the gtilieniatorial nomi
nal ion in the democratic convention,
speaks heaitily in support of the can
didacy of George W. lierge of Lan
caster count v, who was nominated bv
the fusion parties last week.
Mr. Thompson finds that demociatic
dissatisfaction over the outcome of
the con vent Ions Is rapidly disappearing
Hid expresses the belief that, as the
campaign progresses and Mr. I Serge's
sturdy character becomes more ccn-
e rally known, he will receive the sup
port not only of all democrats and pop
ulists, but of thousandsof republicans,
who are weary of Mickey and Mickey
Ism. Mr. Thompson said:
"J he general public Is inclined to
place too much stress upon the dissat
isfaction that always exists after con
vent ions have been held which havi
united upon candidates. The dissatis
faction ts mistakenly attributed to
fusion Instead of the disappoint incut
or the unsuccessful candidates and
uiai oi ineir menus, it must lie re-
ineinbered that after every convention
there is disappointment, and after
fusion convention, there being at, least.
two parties, the opportunity for this
feeling is doubled. Every person who
aspired to be a candidate before the
last two conventions at Lincoln were
eacn, logeuier Wil li t heir mends, ear
nestly Insisting that fusion must, hi
accomplished. He who Is not willing
to bear a loss should not hope for the
gain by way of a wager. The candi
date who Is not willing to put forth
his every effort for his successful rival
simply shows that he himself did not
merit the success which he sought.
"When the democrats conceded tin
nominee to the populists tliey yielded
the right to the latter to make the
selection. Personally, 1 have always
insisted that In every Instance this
snoiiKi oe, irue. neing true, the can
didatc should not be crippled by hav
ing his name badgered around from
convention to convention and back
"Situations have much to do with
the selection of candidates, whether
they be the nominees of single or fits
ion conventions. The democrats have
a strong national party, with the
chances of Its candidates growing
brighter day by day. The populists
have nothing to hope for from tills
source. The democrats had, prior to
our last conventions, the nominee for
congress In the Third, Fourth and
First districts, with a certainty of
Hitchcock's nomination in the Second
andShallenbarger's nomination In the
Fifth, and with Shumway, a demo
crat, the only aspirant In the Sixth.
Each of these democratic congression
al nominees will have the hearty sup
port of the populists in the approach
"In the last three state campaigns
the democrats have had the head of
the ticket and each of these have had
the hearty support of every working
populist in the state.
"These conditions, aided by the
unanimous voice of the democratic
and populist press of the state, to
gether with those republicans In the
state who are demanding that Incom
petency be supplanted by Independent
Intelligence In the state house, urging
fusion, led to the nomination of George
W. Rerge for governor.
"Party pride naturally led mc to
hnpe, with other democrats of the
state, that the nominee might be of
our party, and If the candidate had
been one of our number we should
have demanded, ami been entitled to
demand, the honest, energetic and
courageous effort of every member of
the populist party. Arc they not
warranted In looking for as much from
"I have known Mr. Rerge ever since
he has lived In the state, been closely
associated with him as a lawyer, In
politics, and In a social way. lie is
neither a trimmer nor a fanatic. He is
broad minded, liberal and conserva
tive, honest, conscientious and ag
gressive, one in wIimmi all Interests will
have a faithful and unbiased servant
If he should be elected. Knowing this,
I shall do everything I can, In an hon
orablc way, to advance hlscandldacy."
To the world's fair at St. Louis,
Every Tuesday and Thursday during
August and September. Seven days'
limit, .50 for the round trip, via the
Missouri Pacific Hallway.
Dr. Elster, Dentist,
LaMaster's Reception at Home.
I'nder date of August II, fioin Te
cuniseh, a dispatch says: 'Attorney
Hugh LaMaster of tins city, who was
nominated by the fusion ist s for con
gressman of the First district was
given a reception last night. The
I ... i .... .
Mini inei ii low n ai s o clock, and a
si n it t t line later escorted a large dele-
on of clll.ens to the LaMaster
1'itne. Ilierewas as inaiiv or more
epublicans in t party h.in fuslon-
ists. and 1 1 if expressions of eil iensliip
were good. Ir. A. 1'. I 'it ,'uiiiiioiis
let ed as chairman of 1 1 1.- meet ing, and
the following citi.ens made i .murks:
I r. E. M. I'rauiiii, W. I.. ( 1 1 :t t hi i :t ii .
ieorge Warren, W. Kohh, S. I'. Iav
dson, ( 'nl. IV. ,. Swan, and a response
y Mr. LaMaster. The republican
peakers agreed that if this district
should happen lo be represented III
congress by a democrat Mr. LaMaster
nielli, to he I lie man. Light refresh
ments were served and tin. band fur
COMMISSIONERS IN SESSION
Bridges Ordered Constructed, Claims Al
lowed and Other Business.
Pi.attsmoi "nt, Neb., Aug. 10, '01.
Hoard met pursuant to adjournment.
Present. Turner .ink, W. It. Manning
and I). Ilawkswortli, county commis
sioners, and L. A. Tyson, county clerk.
M initios of t lie previous session lead
and approved, when tin; following
business was transacted in regular
The following bridges were ordered
tlilt: No. 10, s si- sec; 2.V20-12, wooden
bridge 20 feet long: No. 17, between
sect ions Hi and 17-1 1-12, wooden bridge
10 reef long.
The follow ing bills were allowed and
ordered paid on the general, bridge
and road (list i let funds:
.1. II. Hall, sal 21 quarter ... 2'.i.,r.o
M. V. Thomas, sal lst 2dq... 21. oo
'I uruer Ink, sal and cxp II. Oo
W. II. miming, same ;t2.K.7
1. Ilawkswortli, same 12.00
.Ins. Graham, mdse to poor il.Hi)
It. C. Mariiianlf, same il.oo
.1. .1. Swolioda, saint! ,1.00
Lancaster Co, material, etc 11. Hi
.lames Niday, road work 40. 00
Avoca Linn. Co, lumber 72.DO
C. I. guinton, bldg bridge .... 20.2.1
Plaits Tel Co, rents 2l.:il
Platlsinoiilh Journal, printing, bt.on
Weckbacli & Co, mdse to poor. . lo.!i.r
Dr. McLood, sal 2d ipiarter 7. Ill
.1. K rough, road deposit refund. 2..M)
.1. W. Thomas, lierries to p. Fin 0.00
Hammond .V .Stephens, mdse... 21.21
II. Streltwelsor, work 20.00
Lloyd Gapen, care Privet! fo.oo
.1. K. Klcthley, bal on tax list.. TM.m
IV Sanderson, team to coins 1.2."i
If. Miirlin, same 1.2.1
Fee bills, St. vs Kudolph et al. . 3-l.ii.l
(i. Lubhen, posts, 2.00
It. A. lalliot, wk on dist. No. !). .1.00
M. Sul.er, same No 1 12.00
L. Hell, same, No U 21.00
I. (i. Shoeinann, same, No. 2;i. . 2.I.00
P. .1. Vallery, same, No. I I 12.00
G. W. Ediniiisten. wuiic. No. 00 lo.oo
Pen Itenard, same, No. :ih li.oo
John Albert, same, No. 4 2:1.00
C. I). Uiilnton, same, No. ":.... .12.40
Carter Albin, same, No. :i:i 4.00
C. G. Sheely, bldg bridges L210.M
Hoard adjourned to September (i, A.
I. liiol. L.A.Tyson,
About the Rosebud Drawing.
The following is copied from the
Honest eel New s and w ill prove of in
terest and save much argument by
those who have registered for land.
"There is lots of talk on the streets
about selling relinUislimenls, many
people believing that it is possible to
sell their right to tile to some other
person. The man to whom a lucky
number is allotted must tile In person,
paying the. filing fees of ll and also
the first payment of 100. Then if lie
does not wish to keep the land and
sells the relliniuishinent he must sim
ply renounce all claims to the land
and let it relapse to the government.
Then It Is open for the next man in
order to tile, and to sell to any certain
man he must make it a point lo be the
next man In order. Every time a relin
quishment Is made the government
will be 1171 ahead, as the next man
who tiles on relinquished land will
have to pay the fees as did the lirst
holder. The man who relinquishes
also forfeits his homestead right."
Srjoes Sent to Waverly.
The shoes discovered last week near
the river, spoken of In the last Issue of
the Journal, corresponded with a
sliortago of shoes shipped from the
wholesale house to a merchant at
Waverly, and were sent to that point.
They were taken from a freight car
cither In this city or Pacific Junction.
The use of a skiff would rather Indi
cate tho latter place, and were brought
across the river.
When you w ant a physic that Is mild
and gerule.easy to take and certain to
act, always use Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets. For sale by all
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