The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 01, 1904, Image 1

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Culled, Clipped, Penciled and Prepared (or
the Readers of the Journal.
Tlnil money talks. ipiUe freely. ti.
We nil Iihvc prolmlily liciinl;
Hut tlnTv uri' xmu' ot us M w liom
It's nt'vrr wilil 11 word.
Attend t!ie Labor 1 ay celebration
A man isn't too old to learn if lie
Isn't too old to get married, is lie?
The public schoolsof tlie city open up
for business next Tuesday morning.
The state fair is on at Lincoln, and
riattsinontli is well represented each
A man may not have a cent to his
name and still have dollars in the name
of his wife.
A pretty girl is willing to admit
that a homely girl is sensible. Ain't
that funny?
A man whocan induce others to walk
into his trap is a strategist. We have
'em In I'lattsmouth.
Religion makesamighty poor shroud
after it has been worn as a cloak. A
warning to riattsmouth hypocrites
Next Monday is Labor I ay, and it
will be appropriately observed in this
city by the various labor unions.
I'lattsmouth merchants should make
an effort to pull a big fall trade here.
Constant advertising w ill do the work.
There is a tide in the affairs of w heat
which, taken at what seems to be the
flood, frequently leads on to misfor
The foot ball season will soon begin,
and then bunged-up eyes and broken
noses and limbs will be of'daily occur
Because some men have more wealth
than, others, is that any reason why
they should get out of paying their
back taxes?
It is wonderful how some ninety-
eight-pound women can boss 200-pound
men, but we have one in this city who
can't do it.
The wise advertising merchant is
getting busy to gather in the fall trade
There is promise of someting doing, as
the season opens.
The democratic county convention
to select candidates for the several of
rices to be filled this fall, willibe held in
this city on Monday, September 20.
A subscriber wants to know what
has become of "Jack-the-IIugger?"
He's here yet, and will "engage in bus-
iness again at the old stand" as soon
as the season opens.
And now the South Dakota Rosebuds
are rinding to their sorrow that every
rose must have its tlwrns; trouble is
ahead, not from grafters, but from
sooncrs who have pre-empted claims
A young lady living in Kentucky
was recently killed by lightning while
talking over a telephone during a thun
derstorm. A warning to all girls to
keep away from telepones when light
ning begins to play pranks.
Walter L. Main is looking aroundjfor
winter quarters in Nebraska for his
circus and menagerie, riattsmouth
will welcome it. Everything needed
can be purchased as cheap here as at
any town or city In the state.
The get-rlch-quick scamp, the forger
and the horse thief are getting to nu
merous In the land. They are in the
same class. If anything the horse
thief Is more honorable, because he
does not try to hide his guilt under a
religious cloak.
"Oh, how could you?" exclaimed the
I'lattsmouth girl who had been unex
pectedly kissed the other night. "It
affords me pleasure to show you," calm
ly replied the young man audaciously
Whereupon he proceeded more slowly
and deliberately.
The man who makes hay while the
sun shines will let little grass grow un
dcr his feet. He does not wait for
something to turn up, but he proceeds
to turn something up. Making hay
means working to well devised plans as
much as strenuous hours of toll.
The tire alarm was tested Tuesday
evening. First the old lire bell peal
cd forth, which caused the tire
boys to respond in geat haste. They
made a run to test tho hose. At the
same time the new fire-alarm system
was tested. Everything worked ad
mirably and seemed in applc-ple order.
but the alarm caused a large number
of people to collect on the streets.
We bounce right onto a fellow and
put him out of church If he goes to
a ball or theatre or is caught In a sa
loon, but ncveraword Issaldabout the
pious old scamp who practices fraud In
his daily walks of life. Rut he pays
tho most to the preacher. Isn't this
Retting to be a funny old world? The
bigger the hypocrite, the more respect
he commands with the church If he
pays liberally for it.
Mutual Protective Association.
arpy county has organized such an
association which has been Incorpor
ated, the lirst of its character ever or
ganized in Nebraska. The association
organized to prevent the depreda
tions of hog and petty thieves which
at present Infest the county. The or
ganizers include many of the promi
nent fanners of the county, and the
officers consist of a president, vice pres
ident, secretary, treasurer and two
aptains, who also constitute the ex
cutlve committee, which directs tho
affairs of the society. Its object is
given to suppress thieving, capture
and convict thieves and to indemnify
members against loss by I heft. Other
counties will no doubt do likewise. It
is the only remedy to prevent thethiev
ing of horses in this and adjoining
count ios.
Few More Reasons Why You Should
Buy at Home.
When your wife or child Is sick, do
you ask Sears & Roebuck or Montgom
ery, Ward & Co. to call and sit up dur
ing the vigil of dark and stormy nights?
When the funeral of your loved one
takes place, do you expect Sears &
Roebuck and Montgomery, Ward &
Co. to come and help you lay away the
remains? No.
When you need a little money to
help your church and Sunday school,
do you ask Sears & Roebuck and Mont
gomery, Ward & Co. to contribute?
When you need some one to go on
your bond or note, do you go to Sears
& Roebuck and Montgomery, Ward &
Co. and ask them to f or you? No.
When you have a social at your
house, do you invite Sears & Roebuck
and Montgomery, Ward & Co. to at
tend? No.
When you come totownwitli your
butter, eggs, wood, poultry, etc., do
you ask .sears & noeouck and .Mont
gomery, Ward & Co. to buy your stuff?
When you come to town, not to buy
goods, but to attend a show and it
rains, hails and blows, do you rush into
Scars St Roebuck's and Mongomery
Ward & Co.'s business houses for shel
ter? No.
When you want to buy several dol
lars worth of goods do you forget the
many kindnesses bestowed on ycu by
your home merchants and send to
Sears & Roebuk and Montgomery,
Ward & Co. and get them? Yes.
And that is the way you pay the
debt of gratitude you owe to the home
merchants who sympathize with you
in sickness and death; who go on your
bond or note; who contribute to your
churches and Sunday schools; who at
tend your social events; who extend
credit to you when you have no money.
Read this and then confess publicly
how ungrateful you have been to your
best friends.
Still at Work.
The Elm wood Leader, in its last is
sue, contains an account of where s
horse, thief was foiled In hlsattemptto
steal a horse. The Leader says: "One
evening last week Roy Lean returned
home quite late, and when near the
barn noticed one of the horses stand
ing at the door with the bridle on. He
hastily tied the horse he was riding
outside the barn, woke his father and
told what he had seen. Mr. Lean
dressed, grabbed the shotgun, and they
went to the barn, where they found
the horse loose In the yard, but with
out bridle or halter on, the bridle hav
ing been returned to the barn. Keep
ing quiet for some time, they finally
heard a faint whistle west of the house,
near the orchard, which was answered
by a whistle from the corn field east
of the barn. They waited along time
but the parties evidently knew they
were being watched for and made good
their escape. Had not Roy come home
Just as he did, Mr. Lean would doubt
less have had one good team less to
feed next morning. It begins to look-
as though a vigilance committee was
needed In Cass county to deal with
AH-Sar-Ben Grand Carnival.
Opens at Omaha, September 28, and
runs until Octobers. Something do
ing every minute. More parades, mu
sic, fun and attractions than ever bo
fore. Sensations of the age Looping
the Gap-The High Wire Walking El
ephant. Those choice shows on the
Pike, the best of the carnival world.
Will open your eyes. A panorama of
spectacular effect. Nothing cheap.
Most of them direct from the worlds
fair. Very low rates on railroads.
Murdock Visited by a Severe Storm, as
Well as Several Other Points.
About midnight last Sunday night
there approached the village of Mur
dock from the southeast the most tt;r
ritie thunderstorm of the season, For
about one luiur it was one continual
Hash of lightning and ciash of thun
der. About I o'clock lightning struck
Hie resilience ol deorge I tt, tearing
the plastering oil the second story and
two rooms down stairs: also wrecking
some door and w indow casings, but no
one was Injured.
A few minutes later the bouse of O.
K. Rush was struck and badly dam
aged. 1 ho chimney and part ot the
roof and the plastering from the cut ire
house except tho l ed room in which
the family were sleeping, was com
pletely knocked oil the ceilings and
walls, fortunately no one was hurt
except being temporarily stunned.
The rainfall was very heavy from 12
o'clock to f o'clock in the morning.
From private sources we are informed
that this rain will sullico for the mak
ing of the corn in that vicinity.
On the farm of Simon .lohnson, three
miles northeast of town, lightning
struck a large rick of hay, containing
about fifty tons, which was entirely
consumed. His house was also struck
and the roof set on tire, but the heavy
downpour had the effect of extinguish
ing the (lames before much damage
was done. This was very fortunate,
Several other farmers in the neigh
borhood lost large quantities of hay In
the same manner. We also learn of
large residence, six miles west of tow n,
being struck the same night, but as to
the damages we have been unable to
Some of the farmers on the east side
of the river are said to have-also been
heavily damaged by the storm Sunday
night, but just to what extent we have
not be able to team.
A Sensible Judge.
A man gives his wife a terrible beat
ing, lie was brought into court and
lined $2."i, or three months in Jail, but
In imposing the line, the judge says,
if every wife beater was horsewhipped
gooa ano nam there would be more
happy homes. 1 he lining and put
ting in jail in such cases Is a mere
mockery of justice. The man, we will
suppose, is the bread winner of the
family, and to pay the $2o Is simply
taking that much away from the al
ready abused wife and children and
means to them, it may be, weeks of
semi-starvation, or at the best the de
privation of many things they might
have had. If they have no money and
cannot pay the line, the three months
in jail makes the matter worse. The
father goes to Jail, Is well fed and com
fortably hous"ed, w hile the poor woman
and children must get along as best
they can. The punishment(?)fallsupon
the innocent wlfe.already severely pun
ished.and the still more innocentchll
dren. Is it any wonder that courts and
lawyers nna It almost impossible to
get abused women to prosecute these
kind of cases? The whippingpost may
be brutal, but brutal actions demand
brutal punishment, which Is the only
kind that will appeal to a brutal na
Will They Abandon Permanently.
It is rumored that the parties who
contemplated lighting the back tax
proposition have temporarily a ban
doned the idea. This is good as far as
It goes. Rut have they abandoned it
permanently, or simply until after the
election of a new prosecuting attorney
one whocan be influenced by the at
torneysof t he back tax resistors? When
It comes to the wealthy men of the
county endeavoring to get out of pay
ing their back taxes, while the poorer
ones have to march up the captain's
otllce and settle in full, we don't be
lieve in it. Rut they have the
money to employ attorneys to light
It, and If thes! attorneys can be sue
cessful in electing a man to the office
of county attorney they want, they can
easily have things their ow n way. The
Journal asks the honest taxpayers of
Cass county to watch the scheme brew
Has Sold n Pile of Chamberlain's
igh Remedy.
I have sold Chamberlain's Cough
ikuuicoy ior more man twenu years
and it lias given entire satisfaction. 1
have sold a pile of It and can recom
mend It highly. Joseph McKlhinoy
Linton, Iowa. You will timl this rem
cdy a good friend when troubled with
a cough or cold. It always affords
quick relief and is pleasant to tako
For sale by all druggists.
Has No Jurisdiction.
In the county couit last Friday in'
the matter of Mrs. Kate Johnson
against the Theodore Roedekeroslate,
Judge Travis denied I he prayer of t lie
petitioner on the ground that bo lias
no jurisdiction to enter any such ile-
roo. The case has boon pending for
some t line, and no doubt will bo car
lied to the district court. The plaint
iff, M is. Johnson, who now resides in
Omaha, claims to have been adopted
by Theodore lloedckor, deceased, a
number of years ago at Muscatine, la..
,liid bv reason of this adoption she
claims a share of the property left by
tho deceased.
An Old Reader of the Journal Ask; Us to
Give (he Reason.
The oilier day one of tho oldest read
ers of the Journal, and a gentleman
who has made what ho has by hard
knocks on the farm right hero in Cass
county, was a caller at those head
quarters, lie told us that he had
reared live boys, and that as soon as
they gut able to do for themselves
they insisted on and did leave home
for other avocations in life. Our old
friend has plenty of this world's goods
and ow ns six hundred acres of as tine
land as I hero Is in the state of Ne
braska. And now lie has to rent out
his land or employ several men to do
Ids work. He tried to persuade each
one of the hoys, as they departed from
the home tlreside, to remain, but they
would not do so. "Why," he asks,
"do buys insist on leaving the farm'"
The Journal does not fool qualiticil
to give a version of this matter, but
win do the nest we can and let, It go
for what It is worth. In the lirst
place, pride has driven more boys from
the farm than anything else. The
roughness of his hands and the tan on
his cheek, acquired by hard work In
the .sunshine, make the farmer boy
feel at a disadvantage with his city
cousin whom he chances to meet in
the parlor of some favorite lady friend
on Sunday evening or out on some pic
nlc excursion. The air of superiority
exhibited by the soft-handed, fair-
cheeked city chap puts the farmer boy
at ease and he goes home at night
sick at heart and tired of the farm.
lie imagines hiscoiintry lass favors the
city chap and would prefer some other
life than on the farm. Like Maud
Muller, she is not content with her
lot and she spurns the love of the no
ble farmer boy because of what she
thinks is an humble calling. The re
sult is the boy becomes disgusted with
the farm.
How many boys who have left the
old home on the farm can say they
have bettered themselves by going to
the city? I'erhaps about one in twen
ty. During our career In the news
paper business, which has extended
over almost half a century, we have
failed to see any cause for a young man
leaving the farm. And the young
lady who prefers the city dude to a
good honest farmer lad generally gets
left after marriage when happiness
and prosperity arc taken into consid
eration. Our opinion is that when a
city girl prefers a city chap to the
hard working country lad because of
the hitter's rough hands and tanned
cheeks, to say the least, she makes a
damphool of herself. And the farmer
lad makes a like fool of himself when
he pays the least attention to such a
The writer was not fortunate enough
to be raised on the farm, (and we have
wished a thousand or more times that
we were), but we imagine and believe
it is the most prosperous, happy and
independent life to live. Then It is
healthful to get up at live o'clock in
the morning, harness the horses, eat
while they do, and hurry to the Held
amid the song of the birds, the per
fume of flowers and the sparkle of the
dew, there to turn the loamy soil
while the city chap lies In bed for
many hours after, suffering from adls
tresslng lieadache occasioned by last
night's dissipation.
Stay on the farm, boys; be happy
and healthy, and steer clear of the
many alluring enticements of city life.
Never mind the rough hands and the
tanned cheeks they were caused by
honest toll while that fair complex
Ion and soft hands of the city chap
may not have been.
Annual Hog Sale.
C. J, Ciacbel will hold his annual hog
sale at Evergreen Breeding Farm, on
Wednesday, October 6, 1W4, at which
time lie will sell seventy head of Iuroc
Jersey hogs. Mr. Gaebcl's farm Is sit
uatcd three and a half miles southwest
of Louisville, and these sales are usu
ally attended by a large crowd of stock
breeders, as they know Charley will
not have a poor breeder on his place.
Plattsmouth Telephone Company's List of
Stockholders Increases.
Mi ice issuing t he now directories lal
week tlie billowing persons have sub
scribed lor slock in the Plat Isinoid li
lYIeplioue company ;
J. E. Douglass, I'lattsmouth . .'mo
I'reiKi.Kgenherger, I'lattsiuoutli. 'mil
William tl. F.rhardt, Louisville. . .'.on
('. K. Mockonhaupt. Louisville. . . 'mo
Frank Craw lord, ( imaha 'mil
Uev. J D. Kerr, ( imaha Joou
Klleu l'. hillock. I'lattsiuoutli... loo
.1. K Keilhley, Weeping Water.. 'J no
II. Frederick Kail, Chicago .'mo
Pollock I'anuele, I'lattsiuoutli... loo
The remaining stock will soon be
subscribed lor and the necessary exti n
sions to the system are being rapidly
Those contemplating Investing in
Uils stock would do well to not delay
making applloal Ion, for it will nol be
long before the treasury slock will all
lie sold and there will be no chance to
buy at pur alter this issue is disposed
l'or any informal Ion regarding the
stock call at our oilier over First. Na
tional bank or address
T. II. Pot. i.oi h, Hen. Mgr.
I'lattsmouth, Neb.
Does It Pay?
lie is a farmer 70 years of age and
rich. Ills principles havealways been
to takecverything in sight, more land,
larger crops, more buildings. Illsgait
has been the "get there" that kills.
Overwork killed his third wife live
years ago. His sons slid away from
homo at, the lirst opportunity, his
daughter married an old st Ick of a man
just to get away from homo. Ills sons
and worthless sons-in-law have en
gaged their lawyers and are now sit
tingon tho fence like buzzards wait hi!?
for the old man to die so tliey can di
vide his wealth among thorn. There
will boa large funeral one of these
days, seventy carriages, and that will
be the end of tho old man. Does it pay
to work night and day, save up a lot of
money and never spend a cent? Does
it pay?
The Inheritance Tax Law.
Here isailaw adopted by a republican
legislature that Is of as little use to
the tax payers of a county directly, as
any law upon the statute books. F.v-
ery dollar derived through this law
goes to the state and not one cent to
the county. Hut the county uuthori
ties are expected to enforce a law
which robs the people of the county
and gives the money to the state. This
law has been In force for some time
but few people of Cass county know of
Its most objectionable feature. It
was certainly a w ise legislature that
adopted It, and most certainly the
members thereof did not have the In
tercsts of their own counties at heart
when they voted for it, or else they
were Ignorant of Its full meaning.
Democrats, Attention.
Elsewhere In this issue of the Jour
rial will be found the call for the dem
ocratlc county convention, which Is to
meet In this city on Monday, Scptem
her 2(1. The primaries will be held on
Monday evening, September l'.i, at
7:30. It behooves all the democrats to
attend these primaries, and have their
various precincts represented by a full
delegation. Several good speakers, In
eluding Hon. Hugh Lamastcr, fusion
candidate for congress, will be present
to address those in attendance. Even
If you ar3 not sent from your precinct
as a delegate, come anyway and let us
have a good, genuine democratic love
Charged to Trarnps.
John Wiles line two-story farm resl
dence, six miles south of I'lattsmouth
was totally consumed by fire last Frl
day evening. The loss Is estimated at
$2,000, with no insurance. It is be
llcvcd that tramps ransacked the
house, stole "0 and started the conlla
gration to cover up the crime, as two
pair of pants containing the money
were missing. Nono of the lamlly
were at home at the time and it is Ira
possible to ascertain Just how the lire
started. It Is quite a loss to Mr. Wiles
as the property was not insured.
Well Known In This City.
Robert Mack, who w as recently killed
at Rulo, Neb., was well known to quite
a number In this city. He was super
Intcndcnt of bridges on the B. & M
division at Nebraska City, and was
standing on the track talking to an
other railroad man when he was struck
by a swlth cnglno coming down the
track with a long string of cars.
Maury & Murphy, tine china and cut
Old Settlers Reunion.
Tho thirl y seveiii b annual leunion
of tho old sellli is of Hoe and adjoin
ing counties w ill be hold Monday, Sep
tember in Morion park. Nebraska
Clty.audallareinuted toatteml. The
ineel Ing promises In be very enjoyable
as all anangon. mis have be, n made
to entertain a 1 1 r onevd. These an
nual meet ing .are in nal uieof fam
ily gal 1 1. i ii-s :,, ene Int; o!d ac
quaintances, S1, ;,; ;SV,., , , r
their dinners and com' and have a
good time.
There a I e no ; urns i ,1
"graft In;:" and no expi-n ,
The ladies vvii; , I Vo ! n
cli'iiicc, no
hot eollee,
v ri ial I i'-
nnmane anu ice watei.
Tbeie will be sp lies I
'I'linvd oratm , ;:n, ni.
ii I a i:l p,l pe'.
There will be ,,iiii:s'ii.enis galore fur
d and young.
The Labor Croon oigani.'.at l"iis u ill
lobule at Pmrview paik on Iho
amo day and you can visit there If
you so desire.
There will bo I wo games of baseball,
morning and al lot noon.
All who have boon residents of Ne
braska lor twcnty-Ihe years are eligi
ble to membership in Diet Id Settlors'
issue la I ion.
Forty Days of Fasting.
This feat having been so many t hues
iccoinplished does not meet with pop
ular favor any more, as the recent, an
nouncement of a new at tempt, has
shown. We see more fast ing around
now than we over saw before: some of
s the resulfof labor dilllcull les, loss
work, negligence and indifference.
while ol her cases an' due to maladies
of tho stomach. In I hose last, cases.
when I ho stomach refuses or
ligest food, Timer's American Klixir
of Hitter Wine is t ho only reliable roin-
ly. It linpartslothestoinaclithrough
mild stimulation the necessary
strength to readily take any food and
to assist in the work of digest ion and
assimilation. Il Is madeof pure grape
wine and vegetable Ionics, that, is, sc
ooted herbs, known for their effect on
the digestive tract. It heals the in-
llainod mucous membranes of this
tract, renews the blood and the vital
ity. Ilelng very palatable It Is tho
ideal family medicine for all stomach
ind Intestinal troubles. At drug
stores. Jos. Triner, manufacturer, "H!i
S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, Ills.
Teachers Selected.
At the special meeting of Iheltoard
of education Monday night, Miss An
nie Maxwell of Fremont was selected
to (ill the place in the high school
made vacant by the resignation of Miss
Sprung. Miss Maxwell Is a daughter
of the late Judge Maxwell, who at one
time, lived in I'lattsmouth. Miss Hilda
Harwick was also added tt; the teach
ing rorce. Miss Lottie Smith was se
lected as principal of the East Fourth
ward school; Miss Delia Tritsch will
take Mrs. Williams place, and Miss
Fight transferred to Central school
building. Everything Is in readiness
for the opening of the various depart
ments next Tuesday morning.
Football Team Organized.
The young men of I'lattsmouth have
organized a football team, and propose
to "do up" all other teams In Cass
county during the season. The team
Is composed of the follow Ing members:
Ernest Wirick, captain; Will Kolmrt-
son, managerand treasurer; with other
assignments as follows: L. K. Rob
ertson, L.T.-Carmaek, L. C.-Warga,
C Sanders, II. (;.- Clenn. It. T., It. T.-. Ma pes, It. E.-Travls,
It. H.-Palmer, . 1!.- Hargor, L. I'..
Wilklns. This will prove a great ag
gregation, and all the contesting clubs
want to look out when they run up
against these boys.
Hold On, There!
Adams county has more wind lookinir
schoolma'ams than any other county
in me siaie. Mate papers please copy.
Hastings Republican.
We challenge the Republican for a
show down. We are from Missouri.
Cass is the bannercounty for the hand
somest and Ix'st schoolma'ams In the
state, and claims that reputation.
Emergency Medicines.
It Is a great convenience to have at
hand reliable remedies for use In case
of accident and for slight Injuries and
aliments. A good liniment and one
that is fast becoming a favorite, if not
a household necessity, Is Chamberlain's
Pain Palm. Hy applying it promptly
to a cut, bruise or burn it allays tho
pain and causes tho injury to heal In
about one-third the time usually re
quired, and as it is an antiseptic it
prevents any danger ot blood poison
ing. When Pain Halm is kept at hand
a sprain may be treated before Inflam
mation sets In, which Insures a quick
recovery. For sale by all druggists.