Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 29, 1904)
,V VC A A
PLATTSMOtTIl, NICIIKASKA, Til TliSDA Y, SKPTKMlilMi -!, 1 0 1 .
The Work of tha Convention Last
Monday Will Be Endorsed
at the Polls.
A VERY STRONG TICKET IS NOMINATED
Men for the Legislature Who Will Serve
the People Well.
A BUSINESS MAN FOR COMMISSIONER
For Float Representative Hoe and
C 1 1 A S. C. PA R M EL E,
For State Senator
It. J. POTMAN, Murray.
GEO. A. TOWL1" Wabash.
For Commissioner Third District
W. E. ROSENCRANS,
The democrats of Cass county met
in delegate convention at the court
house, in tills city, on Monday last for
the purpose of nominating candidates
for the various positions to be voted
for on the 8th day of November next.
A caucus was held in the equity court
room at 11 o'clock, at which O. II. Al
len of Wabash was selected as chair
man, and John M. Leyda as secretary.
The various committees were appoint
ed, as follows, to-wit:'
Order of business. II. R. Gering. J.
Stone, John Prown, D. O. Dwyer, and
Walter E. Palling
Committee on credentials. E. T.
Comer, W. 15. Panning, and D. C. Mc
Entee. Committee on resolutions. C. S.
Wortman, M. A. Pates and Will Kei
ser. After which the convention ad
journed to 1:30 p. m., to meet in the
circuit court room.
Promptly at l::'.o the convention met
In. the court room, and those present
had the pleasure of listening to a half
hour's talk from Hon. Hugh I.aMaster,
the fusion candidate for congress. The
speaker is a young man of line appear
ance, and he demonstrated to those
present that he contained all the ne
cessary requirements to till the posi
tion for which he Is a candidate. He
is a fine talker and well posted upon
the issues which confront the people
in this campaign. This was Mr. La
Masters' first visit to thlscity, and the
democrats generally were well pleased
with him. lie expects to make several
speeches in Cass during the campaign,
dates and places for which w ill appear
After Mr. LaMaster finished talking
the convention was called to order, and
on motion the temporary officers were
The name of Fred Gotder of Weep
ing Water was presented for state sen
ator, and amid great enthusiasm, the
nomination was made by acclamation.
The names of D. J. Pitman or Murray
and George Towle of Wabash were
presented for representatives in the
lower house of the legislature, and
they were both nominated in t lie same
manner as Mr. Gorder.
The delegate's from the Third com
mlssioncr 'sdistriet met at 1 o'clock for
the purposeof nominating a candidate
for that position. The names of Wal
ter E. Palling of Greenwood, and W.
E. Rosencransof Elm wood, were pre
sented, and the ballot resulted in 17
votes for Mr. Palling and 21 for Mr.
Rosencrans. This nomination was
unanimously rati lied by the county
The names or Judge I!. S. Ramsey
and D. O. Dwyer were presented for
county attorney, neither of whom
would accept. Judge Ramsey made a
most effective and appropriate speech
in his declination. Among the dele
gates from tle various sections of the
county were numerous old nelghlxus
and friends of Judge Ramsey of long
standing, who wcro eager to have him
accept this nomination In order to once
more show their appreciation of his
excellent qualities for the otllee, as
well as the esteem In which he is
held by them generally.
After the nominations came the se
lect Ion of a county cent ral committee.
Henry R. Gerlng, who served so man
fully, heroically and faithfully for
the past year, declined tff servo an
other term on account of business In
terests, and M. A. Rates was chosen to
till the place. The county committee,
as selected from the various precincts,
is as follow s:
Tipton Ed lVtts.
Greenwood George P. Foreman.
South Rend-O. VV. .aar.
Center John Tiglie.
Avoea-M. M. Strai.b.
Eight Mile Grov. Y. H. Seyboit.
Liberty W. 15. Panning.
PlaUsmouth G. W. Snyder.
Elmwood O. II. Allen.
Weeping Water-A. J. Pox.
Louisville Theo. I lei in.
Mt. Pleasant-F. M. Massie.
Nehawka-J. A. Pollard.
West Rock lilufl's Geo. II. Manners
East Rock Rlui!'s---Geori:e Smith.
Stove Creek -George Curnahan.
Salt Creek-W. E. Failing.
PlaUsmouth City First ward, Ed
Fitzgerald; Second ward, William Ne
ville; Third ward. D. C. MeEntee;
Fourth ward, Henry ofe: Fifth ward,
The following resolutions were read
and adopted unanimously and enthus
iastically by the convention:
We, the democrats of Cass county in
delegate convention assembled, reaf
firm our allegiance to the principles of
Jefferson. Jackson and liryan.
We unhesitatingly endorse the St.
Louis platform, and that courageous
lover of law and the constitution, Al
ton 15. Parker.'
We equally endorse our ow n state
platform, and Candidate Perge. The
issue in this state is the Issue between
corporation rule versus people's rule:
between extravagance versus economy;
In short, between Mickcyism, Deitrich
ism, and Railroadism on the one hand,
versus equal rights to all and special
privileges to none on the other hand.
Our candidate, G. W. Perge, stands
for the motto: Equal and exact just
ice to all.
He favors the repeal of the present
iniquitous revenue law that has raised
the laxesof the farmer and small prop
erty owner almost beyond his endur
ance to bear, and out of proportion to
corporate property: and lie l.ivois in
substitution therefor, a law that will
place the burdens of taxation in this
state equally and justly on all the. peo
ple owning all forms of property,
whether farm, corporate or personal.
He favors a bill similar to the ISrady
hill, that does not conspire, against Hie
fanner when lie sells his grain, and put
him at the mercy of a heartless com
bination formed by 1 1 to railroads and
the elevator trust. Equal opportuni
ties to all in this.
lie believes that, the governor of this
state, instead of declaiming against,
certain forms of amusement, should
have the manhood to stand erect, and
should not be dictated to by the Stand
ard il trust in choosing a state in-
spi'ctor of oils.
lie is opposed to a piihhe nhhcial car
rying a railroad pass, believing that
such passes are given only to those offi
cials who can give tavors in return.
We invite republicans and men of
ad parties who are drssatislicd with
their candidate to come to our candi
date, believing that he possesses the
fewest possible party objections of any
man ever named for that otllce. Perge
is as much entitled to the votes of all
good citizens in Nebraska, as Folk Is
in Missouri, or Lalollette in U iscon
We pledge our legislative candidates
to assist Governor Perge in case of
election, In carrying out these reforms.
We view with alarm the extrava'
gancj of the last republican legisla
Hire, that increased our state lndebt
ediiess more than a million dollars, be
ing far beyond the limits lixed by the
constitution: and we point with pride
to the fact that under tusion adminis
tration that debt was reduced instead
We pledge our candidates not to im
Rate the republican legislature which
.squandered the people's time and
money In choosing the l nlon Pacllic
railroad's I'niteri States senator and
the Purlington & Missouri railroad's
I nited States senator, but to assist In
speedily selecting for I'nited States
senator the man most popular with
the democratic masses of this state.
Immediately after the adjourment
of the convention, the populists of
Cass county met in the sheriff's office
and endorsed the nomination of every
man on the democratic ticket. Several
of the leading populists of the party
were present, Including D. W. Foster,
L. G. Todd and George W. Shrader.
Fred Gorder, the nominee for state
senator, is a resident of Weeping Wa
tcr, and is favorably known In various
sections or Cass county. He Is a husi
ness man hi the fullest sense of the
term, and one of good, sound judg
ment. He possesses every require
merit to represent the county as It
should be represented In the Nebraska
senate. That he will favor everything
that Is calculated to benelit the great
yoemanry of the land, goes without
saying. His Interests have long been
identified with their Interests. Those
who know Fred Gorder best estimate
his excellent qualities very highly
He Is just the man for senator, and
will always be found battling for the
best Interests. He deserves the sup
port of every man who desires to sec
"the right man In the right place."
D. J. Pitman, of Murray, nominated
for one of the representatives, Is a
farmer, and one who has the respect
and confidence of nil who know him
For several years lie was connected
with J. A. Walker, also of Murray,
in the grain business at that dace,
but was "froo. en out" by the train
elevator trust, which Ins so harassed
the farmers of Nebraska In recent
years, and was compelled to sell his
business. Mr. Pittn.'ii is one of the
best men in the county, and you can
bet your bottom dollar that, if elected,
he will stand up and defend the lights
of tiic tanners wherever thev have
been Infringed upon by the corruption
of republican legislation. And mi one
s in a better position to know the In
famous schemes by which the elevator
trust has gained the upper hand of
the fanners of t'a-.s coiuitv than Mr.
Geo. A. Towle, of Wabash, is the
running mate of Mr. Pitman for rep
resentative. Mr. Towle is a gentle
man well qualified for the position for
which he Is the democratic nominee.
Those who know him best say that he
Is just the man for the place, and they
praise lihn very highly, both as a man
of excellent qualifications for the posi
tion and as a citizen. M r. Towle. like
Mr. Pitman, pledged himself to vote
against the anti-fanners elevator law,
and also for the repeal of the infamous
revenue law. Poth Mr. Pitman and
Mr. Towle are prosperous farmers.
The latter, like the former, was also
'frozen out" of the grain business by
the elevator trust.
The delegates selected by the Louis
ville convention to the. democratic
lloat convention met at the. house in
this city Monday, in connection w ith
representatives from ( Hoe county, and
unanimously nominated C. C. Parmele
of this city for representative. The
nomination Is one that reilects great
credit upon the convent ion. Mr. Par
mele is a gentleman in every sense of
the term, and one in whom the people
who know him have great confidence.
His integrity is beyond reproach, lie
was born and reared in Cass county,
and lias always favored that which ho
deemed best for the county at large.
Mr. Parmele, if elected, (and the
Journal believes he will be) will stand
up manfully and defend the rights of
his constituents, and will prove a most
valuable member of that body. No
man has more interests at. slake in
(.'ass county than Mr. I'arinele. a:'d
being one of t lie safest and best busi
ness men in the county, we believe it
s the duly of those who desire all
classes favorably represented in tli"
legislature to cast their votes for Mr.
W. E. Rosencrans, who received the
nomination for commissioner, is a res
ident of Elmwood, where lie has re
sided for eighteen years. He. is com
paratively a young man. of prepossess
ing traits of character. His long res
idence in Elmwood, and his excellent
methods of citizenship, lias won for
him the esteem and confidence of all
who know him. He demonstrated to
the people of Plattsmoiitli during his
stay in our city that lie was a man of
sterling qualities, and just the candi
date to down Schneider's elevator
trust candidate for the same position.
Mr. Rosencrans expects to visit the
various sections of the county in the
next few weeks, and our word for it,
the more the people see of him the
more favorably Impressed they become
We do not feel like closing up this
article on the convention's doings
without speaking a word of praise for
Walter E. Palling, who was brought
out by his friends for the position for
which Mr. Rosencrans was nominated.
Mr. Failing is not only one of the best
citizens of Cass county, but he Is also
one of the most highly respected citi
zens, and had his friends been .success
ful in 'securing the nomination, lie
would have proved a strong candidate
and we have not the least doubt would
have been elected. He Is deserving of
considerable recognition at the hands
of the democracy of Cass county, and
we hope to see him placed in such a
position at some time in the very near
In conclusion, the Journal desires to
impress upon the minds of all w ho de
sire good, clean men elected to these
positions, the necessity of pulling off
their coats and going to work for this
ticket. The only way to down Schnei,
dor and his elevator trust here In Ne
braska is for the fanners who arc
opposed to such nefarious schemers to
elect men in whom they have the
utmost faith will vote against such
laws as the anti-fanners trust law and
also the Iniquitous revenue law, which
grinds the many for the benefit of the
Foot Ball Game.
The hlglischool team of thlscity and
a team trom Nebraska City w ill dis
play their activity on the hall park
grounds next Saturday. This will lie
an Interesting sight, as our boys are
in excellent trim and those of Ne
braska City arc said to be in the same
condition. Make your arrangements
to attend this Interesting game.
The Plattsmoiith Republican Ring Gets In
Its Work In Great Shape.
The republicans of Cass county met
in delegate convention at Elmwood on
Saturday last, and as was predicted by
the Journal several weeks since the
machine, or, In other words, the Plat ts
niouth republican ring, secured com
plete ci.nl ml of the whole buslnessand
nominated the entire slated ticket
with the single except ion of llisWhis
kers, Turner .ink, lor county commis
sioner for the Third district. At the
time the Journal published the ticket
fixed up here in l'lattsmout h it was
their intention to have the present
member from t lie Third district renom
inated, but as the conventiondaydrew
nearei the more they realized the Im
possibility of his election by the peo
ple of the entire county.
The ticket the Journal said would
be nominated Is as follows: Senator,
George P. Sheldon; county attorney,
C. A. Pawls; representatives, William
Deles I tender and W. E. Hand. Shel
don and Deles Dernier are the present
Incumbents, anil were renominated by
acclamation, although the delegates
did not seem very enthusiast ie for the
latter, and after Captain Sheldon had
made his acceptance speech, in which
he defended the present iniquitous
revenue law, many went away from
the convention hall saying that it
would have been far belter had they
selected some one else.
Paw Is, the nominee for county at tor
ney, on whom a liard light was made
here in Plattsnioiith. and who went
out of his home town and precinct
without even one delegate, did not de
ter the ring in their efforts to land I he
nomination on him. No sooner had
he been mi signally downed in PlaUs
mouth than the ring began its syl err
atic maneuvering with tin: result as
above staled. Ever since the election
two years ago the ring lias had its eye
upon bawls as their candidate for
county attorney, and while apparent ly
i ne machine lias iosl its grip in this
city, it appears to have held on man
fully in other sect ions of the county.
When we noted (he ring bossesasthcy
boarded the train for Elmwood, we
said to ourself: ''Farewell, Jake, an
other trip up Salt Creek." It has
come to that point that you must
promise what the ring wants you to
do, or you can't get on the republican
ticket in Cass county.
Every intelligent voter in Cass
county knows the records nf Senator
Sheldon and William Deles Dernier.
Their every act in the last session of
the legislature Is rresli in their minds
-how they voted for the present reve
nue law and against, the interests of
the farmers of Cass county by voting
against the Prady elevator bill. The
Italian of R. P. Schneider, president
of the grain trust, has been not only
magnificently displayed in these two
reiioininations, but also in the selec
tion of W. E. Hand, who has been a
grain dealer at Greenwood for many
E. F. Marshall, who was nominated
in siiccied .ink as commissioner, is
also a grain dealer in Weeping Water,
and it might possibly be his services in
that, capacity the grain dealer's trust,
through the manipulations of Schnei
der, the head center of that combina
tion, had something to do wit h his
nominal ion also.
It would appear that the entire leg
islative ticket was engineered through
the convent ion by the same old Platts
mouth ring, at the instance of Rufe
Schneider, the political grain trust
boss of Nebiaska. If the farmers of
Cass county want such men elected
to represent them in the next legis
lature they will vote lor the ticket
nominated at Elmwood last Saturday.
Put If they want good, c lean men
men who are pledged to vote against
the nefarious i evenue law, am! also vote
for a law similar to, or the same as the
Prady elevator bill, they will vote for
the splendid ticket nominated by the
democrats in this city on Monday last.
We have faith hi the intelligence of
the farmers of Cass county, and do not
believe that they will continue to be
hoodwinked by the label of 'Republi
can Ticket. "when it comes to downing
such schemes as perpetrated by the
followers of Pule Schneider, president
of the national grain trust, who Is now
running the republican party In Ne
braska so far as the nomination and
election of nicmU'rs of the legislature
Incidents by the Wayside.
Some of the party left here more
enthusiastic than they returned,
It Aould appear the head center of
the PlaUsmouth ring remained at
home, but Ids man Friday was there
while he engineered the editorial de-
partmeut of the News "for that day
It is said that sufficient money e-
actlvto tin' cent was collected to iav
for I he car. St range, so close, isn't it.
due delegate wanted milk so badly
u the return trip that Ma pes was
compel. cl logel him a loosing not I ie
at Fnloii, He should get weaned be
fore goiu,; Hum home again.
Shelilt Mcl'.iiile relumed ill the
same car with the delegates, and the
man who wanted Mm removed lo t he
caboose the conductor didn't suc
ceed in his effort. I'uie spite work.
This same fellow rode in a car char
tered by the democrats to Weeping
Water lour yeais ago, and did thev
want, him to ".t nm ;,, mUl.L
PROVE PAYING INVESTMENT
Why Not Have a Sanitarium Right Here
Scarcely a day passes over i hat. some
one or two are not taken to hi, aha or
Lincoln for treatment In. some sanitar
ium or hospital, ami on mi average of
at least ilou for each patient paid out
for treatment. Every t line an opera
tion becomes necessary to remoea t u
inor or appendix the pat leu i is carried
to either one of t liese places, w lieu If
we had a hospital here loving friends
could visit them often, w limit the ad
ditional expense of railroad fare, hotel
That we could suppirt an Institu
tion of this kind, the Journal docs not
entertain the least doubt. All hos
pitals and .sanitariums shold be built
where the pat ieiitscan havequiet.aud
at the saifie time city conveniences:
especially is this true of sanitariums
for mild forms of mental and nerve
troubles, opera! ive cases, etc.; at the
same t hue such patients, when conva
lescent, need in addition attractive
surroundings, pleasing iews, large
grounds in which to stroll, and well
away from even private homes. Where
can you put. your linger u on a place
possessing such requirements to a
greater degree t hau Plat 'smoiit h?
i uli ismoui ii s aovaiuages .or s :eu
an institution are second to no oi In r
city. 'I he surroundings a i e beaut if u I.
Situated upon land overlooking the
Missouri liver, one never viewed liner
scenery. St rangeis w ho i-.it our city
pronounce it beaut ifiil, and say I hat
Colorado, wit h her snow-i apped moun
tains, cannot, present a more beautiful
view. Why, a sanitarium with the ad
vantages, the surroundings, the beau
tiful landscape Piatt anouth cuild lur
id:. h, would oiler a retreat of hope not
only for ourselves, but lo st rangers less
Every 1 hue one of our citizens shows
symptoms of mental disturbances, the
result probably of disease or nervous
prist ration, they are taken sometimes
far away from home and loved ones,
when they only need the quiet and
soothing Inlluences of just such a re
treat as might so easily be erected
here, instead of being fastened within
the walls of the Insane asylums, to as
sociate with the wild, vicious, obscene
and hopelessly demented, only to be
come just such an one. later on.
For some time such an Institution
has been discussed, but no one seems
to have taken the lead In such a prop
osition. The Journal has oft en thought
of the matter and of laying the same
before its readers for furl her consider
ation, and would suggest that the com
mercial cluli of the city at ils next
meeting talk over the matter and see
if they cannot start the hall to rolling
in that direction. There are physi
cians right here who would perhaps
take hold of such an enterprise anil
help t lost It along. There Is nothing
like all elfort, and we believe all will
believe as we do, that it would be a
great saving to the afflicted and also
to their friends. Will the commercial
club move in the matter?
Death of Mrs. Rouse.
Mrs. Rouse, wife of, the. manager of
the poor farm, died at linmaniiel hos
pital In Omaha on Thursday, Septem
ber L"J, luol. Three weeks previous
she was taken toOinalia to be operated
upon for gall stones, and a few days
before her death encouraging rcorts
as to early recovery were received. Mrs.
Rouse was a most estimable lady, and
leaves a husband, two sons, twodaugh
ters and one brother to mourn her
death. A large circle of friends In
Cass county deeply sympathize with
the bereaved husband and children In
this, the hour of their sad bereave
ment. The remains were conveyed to
the former home of the family at
Greenwood for Interment.
A rubber-tired go-cart and lady's
bicycle, both In splendid repair. In
quire at the Journal otllce.
DEATH OF KATHERINE AGNEVV
Another Bright Flower is Gut Down While
in Full Bloom.
The Journal, in ils last issue, slated
lhal Miss Kalheiine Atiiew was lying
.It the 1 ,1 In 1 1 hoii.e in I. iuenh: seriously
ill of Uphold ewr, and lhal all hope
ol her 1 1 i'iii r i v ha I I ii a ha ndoiicd.
A II ,'r t he Journal ha I oiie lo press
news was receive I in I his cit v I ha I she
had passed awav I he night previous
Wednedav , September -:, pii i.
Miss Agnew was reaied in Mails
HO oi t h, w hei e she w as ovcc hy all. 1 11
I of death the family loss is great.
Having Hist entered into the full
bloom of tieaiitiful womanhood, her
loss can only he fully estimated by
mother and sisters, who were her
daily associates. Whoof vmi have lost
a bright Mower by the fatal hand of
Heath? Those who have not, can
never realie the loss of such a Mower
as Kittle Agnew was. In this busy,
bust ling world deal h to some seems to
le of hut a small matter, but the
motherwho lias reared a liny Mower in
ils lonely prison and saw ils beautiful
bloom expanding fairer and sweeter
every day can feel tor the bereaved
mother. Few people fully realle the
full meaning of lieath. It, is some
thing that comes to darken the homes
of the living for many months and
J cars. After death the bright eyes of
the departed are not there to greet,
mother or sisters yiiii heat no more
thai angel voice. Children are tin
sunshine of our ho v They are like
t he spring 1 hey bring laughter ami
song, they soften and humani.e us,
they make us strive lobe what they
believe us. and from infancy ever upon
their I liiy heads rests t h" Im rial
and coiisecrat ing benediction of the
Master, who sai'l, il such is the
Kingdom of Heaven."
Kit I ie Aglievv sleeps icai l he home
o her 1 ll'I Ii, vehecl v, II h Ii r.vei . no
bright er t ban her si ai'rv eyes, nor more
lawn than In i' shining hair. Her
classmates sent farewell Merings, rad
iant as t heniselves, lo lay upon hT
givi n pi'luvv ai! I ! lie soil of i , od's acre
is cotisecra t 'd I'V on" aniv I more. And
into I he darkened home she ha-, 1. it ,
Wii.'iv the Vei V '.ili-iii'.' is iv qlient. of
ln r, what sacred and j 1 1 i-.i t . memor
ies will abj.le v. It h t he ,' i c. en. Mem
ories the j ears wi'l h i! make more
tender ami less s.id, lor .o(. ic;ns Ils
altar in t lie Ira! I and I icre sv wor
ships forever the missing angels wdio
have gloriiied in h"r!ream.-,.
'Tis hard for mot her ami sisters to
thus even in death, lo part, forever
wit h such a loving daughter and sis
ter; tis hard for her former-classmates
who knew her evcellent qlialit ies so
well, to Know that they will never
greet that, radiant, smiling counten
ance again. May t he bereaved mother
seek eoinfoit in the fact that her dar
ling daughter is now mingling with
the angels on high where happiness is
The remains were brought to this
city and Interment made in ak Hill
cemetery last Sunday at 1) o'clock a.
in., where all that was mortal of Kit
I ie Agnew, the once bright and happy
girl, was laid lo rest, there to await
the resurrection 'norm The funeral
cortege was one of the largest that
ever attended the funeral of anyone
in this city.
The pall hearers we re Messrs. Henry
R. ;erii:g, II. E. Uiidinan, II. F.
Goos, W. P. Elst T, Frit. I'rlckc and
Rea Pat terson.
Among the out of to.vn friends who
attended the funeral were S. II. At
wood and family, Miss Grace Salisbury,
and Earl and Clark Roth of Lincoln;
Mr. ami Mrs. C. S. Swanson and Wil
liam Paker of Council Pluffs, la.;
Thomas Evans and wife of St. Joseph,
Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Newell, of
Alliance, Net).; Mr. ami Mrs. James
llayden, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Atwood
and I). II. Paker of Omaha.
A Boy's Wild Ride for Life.
With family around expecting him
to die, and a son riding for life, eigh
teen miles, to get lr. King's New PIs
covcry for Consumption, Cougli9 and
Colds, W. II. Prowii of Lecsville, Ind.,
endured death's agonies from asthma;
but this wonderful medicine gave In
stant relief and si on cured him. He
writes: "I now sleep soundly every
night.'' Like marvelous cures of con
sumption, pneumonia, bronchitis,
coughs, colds and grip prove Its match
less merit for all throat and lung
troubles. Guaranteed bottles ,Vc and
fl.OO. Trial ImiUIcs free at F. 0.
Frlcke & Co.'s drug store.
To the world's fair at .St. Louis.
Every Tuesday and Thursday during
August and September. Seven days'
limit, "CiO for the round trip, via the
Missouri Pacllic Railway.
Powered by Open ONI