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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1906)
PRESENTS A SAD PICTURE!
Tom Walker Sold His Soul to the Devil One
Day, and There Camel Da) When De
liver Was Demanded.
One eannot look at Omaha today
without instant reminder of the story
of the levil and Tom Walker. Tom
sold hi soul to the devil one day,
and there came a day in which delivery
was demanded, ami then the Strange
Shape appeared at the door of Tom's
banking house, and the black horse at
the curb. Long ago Omaha began sell
ing her soul to every corporation w hich
had the price, and the price was not
always large, and many corporations
came that way to buy. Iiy dint of
hard bargaining Omaha has at last re
deemed herself in part from her "sale
to railroad bands, but she is still tight
In the grip of the telephone octopus.
A million people out in the state are
pleading with Omaha to open her ears
to the call of her customers who have
independent telephones at their
homes. But Omaha cannot hear the
call, because her ears are stuffed with
a wax which has been rolled by the
deft Angers of the Nebraska Telephone
company's scientific manipulators of
men and cities and legislatures. Oma
ha is aspiring, but Omaha lacks pride,
and without a fair amount of pride uo
man or city may run far toward the
goal of success. With all her natural
advantages Omaha should now be a
city of two hundred thousand, but
when the temptercame and bargained
for the civic soul of Omaha her lack of
pride made easy bargaining for the
tempter, and now well, one cannot
look at Omaha today and see her futile
struggles in the tentacles of the tele
phone trust without a feeling of pity,
sometimes akin to disgust.
The telephone trust is today breed
ing the same kind of trouble for Oma
ha which was many years ago bred for
the city by the banking trust. The
greedy bankers of Omaha got together
and began charging exchange against
the checks from all the country bauks.
Kansas City took advantage of the
situation, threw down the bars, in
vited a Hood of deposits from Nebras
ka banks, and holds them to the pre
sent day. It is almost remarkable
that at the present time twenty per
cent of Nebraska bankers are carrying
balances In the Kansas City banks.
Omaha ought to have every dollar of
that Nebraska money which now
lodges in the vaults of the Kansas City
banking houses, and might have had
every dollar of it if the Omaha bank
trust had not driven it away from
It Is not too late for Omaha to wake
up and win a better stock of the confi
dence of Nebraskans. All the state
would be friendly to Omaha if she did
not shun the friendship of the state so
often. In this telephone business
Omaha is putting the loyalty of her
outside friends to the severest test yet
imposed. When the average Ameri
can citizen addresses anybody he ex
pects an answer, and when a person
addressed refuses to reply to a civil
question there is liable to be a fight.
Thousands of Nebraskans are calling
to Omaha today over the Independent
telephone lines. Omaha's continued
refusal to answer the courteous call
will indicate that Omaha wantsa fight
Senator Sheldon for Governor.
According to the Omaha Bee Attor
ney-General Brown was in that city
Saturday, and no opinion could be se
cured from him, though other lawyers
profess to think Mr. Mortensen is not
eligible to be a candidate forgovernor
Mr. Mortescn himself believes there Is
a serious doubt of his eligibility, but
at this time he Is not going to an
nounce his withdrawal from the race,
and until he lias consulted further
with attorneys he will make no state
In the meantime the political slate
makers have already gotten busy look
ing for more candidates to usher to the
front. A letter was received today
from Senator George Sheldon of Cass
county, who Is now In Mississippi, In
which the Senator said:
"I shall be enlisted wherever and in
whatever capacity It may be necessary
to best serve the people of Nebraska.'
Inasmuch as Mr.. Sheldon has fre
quently been mentioned as a candidate
for governor and his letter today was
in answer to an Inquiry regarding his
candidacy, It is taken to mean Mr,
Sheldon will run for the olllce, provld
ing there Is a sentiment for him."
PO ST M A ST K R - O K X K R A I. Co R T K I.
or has again given it out flat that
it is the President's intention to re
appoint Jpostmasters against whom
no serious complaint has lieen filet
as fast as their present terms ex
pi re. A few new ones have been
appointed here and there and the
old oties turned out, but Mr. Cor
telyou explains that these places
were promised by the congressmen
before they had learned of the new
rule. In order to save them em
barrassing explanations the Tresi
dent has relaxed his rule in a few
' cases, but it is stated this will not
. be done hereafter.
THE CATALOGUE HOUSES !
The Big "Bait" Now Being Throw Out
to Catch More "Suckers."
Some of the lilgcatalogue houses are
now offering to sell customers certain
lines of goods "below cost." This is
another inducement held out to buy-
rs, and is about on a par with some
f the other actions of these Institu
tions. The catalogue house cannot
afford to sell goods below cost any more
than the retailer can. Obviously the
promise to do so Is merely a bait to se
cure the business of new customers, or
to hold old ones in lines. It is gener
ally conceded that the catalogue house
makes enormous profits on its goods.
t must do so in order to live, for its
expenses are very heavy. If It sells
goods "below cost" it stands to reason
that this loss must be made up In other
purchases. No business institution
can run any length of time by selling
at a loss, and the managers of the cat
alogue houses know this as well as any
one. But If they can get the names of
new customers, they know they can by
clever advertising, sell other goods on
which the profit is great enough to
make up for the difference. The cata
logue house never does anything with
out a reason. The reason for this
latest step Is not difficult to see. But
what advantage is there In tuvlng
some goods below cost, if one has to
pay enough more for other stuff to
counterbalance the saving? The man
or woman who Intends sending even a
trial order to one of these concerns
should ask this question. The answer
will suggest Itself. The retail dealer
can supply reliable goods just as cheap
ly as the mail order institution, and
he will accommodate his customers In
every way. He Is always accessible to
correct errors or replace goods w hich
may be unsatisfactory. He don't sell
goods "below cost," and he sells relia
ble goods, and this Is the big point to
keep in mind.
The Louisville Bridge.
The following is from the Paplllion
Times of this week, and from its tone
one would naturally judge that the
commissioners of Sarpy county would
do nothing In the way of repairing the
Louisville bridge when the commis
sioners of the two counties do come
together: "C. A. Rawls, county at
torney for Cass county, accompanied
by one of the county commissioners of
that county and Editor Maylield, of
Louisville, were l'apillion visitors
Tuesday evening. They Intended to
be here to meet with our county board
but. owing toa belated train did not
get here until too late. The object of
their visit was to talk over the matter
of getting Sarpy county to join with
Cass county in rebuilding the Louis
ville bridge across the Platte river.
Our county Is not vitally interested
and will, no doubt, reject all proposi
tions of this nature." Perhaps the
Times is not posted on the recent
action of courts on such matters. By
law, by all past usages In the building
of such bridges, the taxpayers of
Sarpy county are just as much In duty
bound to pay their proportion In keep
ing up the Louisville bridge as are the
taxpayers of Cass county.
Just arrived, new Columbia and
Victor records for February.
Hear them free at Phil Sauter's.
The undersigned will sell at public
auction, at the farm 5 miles west of
Mynard, 10 miles southeast of Louis
ville and 8 miles southwest of Platts
mouth, commencing at 10 o'clock a.
Wednesday, February 21, '06
The following described property, to-
wit: Seven head of horses 1 span of
horses, 5 and o years old, weight 2,500;
1 span horses, weight 2,200; 1 span
horses, weight 2,000: 1 mare, weight
1,300. Fourteen head or cattle 1 bull,
two years old, (Red Polled stock) 7
milch cows; 1 milch cow with calf at
side: 1 milch cow, fresh very soon; 2
heifers, eighteen months old; 2 steer
calves. Thirty head of hogs 1 young
boar, (Poland-China stock); 12 brood
sows; 17 fall shoats. Wagons, ma
chinery, etc. 1 wagon nearly new, 1
good wagon with new box, 1 low wagon
In good repair, 1 good spring wagon, 1
hay rake, 1 new McCormlck mower, 1
good corn planter with HM) rods of
wire, 1 Western Bell riding lister, 1
John Deer lister, 1 corn drill, 1 riding
plow, 1 18-Inch stlrlng plow, 1 John
Deer walking cultivator, 1 1-horse
garden cultivator, 1 1410-Inch center
cut disc harrow, 1 3-scctlon harrow,
1 2-sectlon harrow, 1 hand corn shcller,
1 feed cutter, 1 grindstone on Iron
frame, 2 Ret of heavy farm harness, 1
set U Inch harness, 200 chickens, and
many other things too numerous to
FREE LUNCH AT NOON
Terms of Sale: and undercash.
Over 1101 year's
time will be given, purchaser to give
bankable note bearing 8 per cent In
terest Two per cent off for cash. No
property to be removed until settled
MICHAEL HILD, Owner.
Q. K. Pakmki.k. Auctioneer.
J. 0. Mkiinoku, Clerk.
CASS COUNTY REPRESENTED
Checker Champions in Their Annual Clash
The following from the Lincoln
News gives an account of the annual
meeting of the checker players of the
state which met in that city this
week. Among the number present Is
our old friend Herman Hester, who
lias never missed a meeting since the
organization of the association:
There will be no Happing of coppers
this year to establish the state check
ers championship, as there was last
year, (or the woilld-be champs decided
In business meeting yesterday that
the fight should be fought out to the
bitter end unless the contestants
should fall from fatigue, In which case
the medal should remain In the cus
tody of the secretary.
There were sixteen checker experts
at the meeting yesterday in the hall
at ior.4 O street. It was a business
meeting that was held then, and It
was arranged that trouble over the
boards should begin promptly at 1 p.
m. The annual election of officers oc
curred, In which C. E. Calkins, of
Ashland, was made vice president and
C. 0. Ilulburt, of I Ilea, secretary.
The president will be the man who
wins the championship at the close of
the tournament, which is expected to
last until Friday night.
At noon the follow ing had registered
and drawn numbers for participation
In the contest: 1. O. Wliitesides, J.
B. Pepoon, C. D. Hyatt, Charles Lee,
all of Lincoln; Herman Bestor, Platts
mouth; (J. O. Hulburt, M. W. Leonard,
I'tlca; E. A. Shoemaker, Stromsburg;
C. E. Calkins, Ashland; James Camp
bell, Havelock; Albert Johnson, Om
aha; 0. W. Pepoon, Table Rock; C. 0.
Lewis, Gosper county; G. W. Armsted,
North Bend; L. T. Brookings, Eunk;
W. Kelly, Geneva.
Mr. Brooklngsnow holds the trophy
and W. Kelly, of Geneva, Is the man
who held It the two preceding years.
He was not present at the tourna
ment a year ago and Is picked for a
winner this year. He remarked face
tiously tliis morning that lie had not
thought of taking it when he came
but he has found several of the strong
est nlavers absent, and had about
changed his mind, a suggestion which
seemed to strike those who heard him
as genuine wit.
"I shall miss C. H. Reed, of Lin
coin," said he, "and Mr. Cameron, of
Omaha, as well as Mr. Chambers, of
Table Rock, all of them strong play
It was stated that C. H. Reed's ab
sence is explained by the fact that he
Is traveling witli a concert company,
and that he had played every checker
champion In every state he had tra
versed, and lias met defeat by but one,
a man In Pittsburg, it evidently oc
casioned some surprise to hear that be
had met the champion who strikes
terror Into the hearts of all who have
visited Kansas City, and they had won
two games each, while something like
a dozen more had been drawn.
Mr. Chambers, of Table Rock, had
Intended being present, but was un
able to come because his barn burned
down the other night and Inflicted
Herman Bester, one of the old-time
experts of the state, is here from
Plattsmouth, of course. He never
misses a state tournament and is said
to be a master of the "black doctor'
system of play.
C. G. Lewis, of Gosper county, Is an
other patriarch present, although he
Is comparatively new at the tourna
ments, "I have been a hardworking
old farmer all my life," said he. "but
now I have turned farming over to my
family and intend to have sonic fun
used to know how to p!ay checkers
but I have been too busy for years to
keep up w ith the game."
The Kupke-Polk Case.
The following are the particulars as
to the order of the supreme court re
calling mandate theretofore entered In
the Polk-Kupke case.
The former mandate recited the
judgment of the supreme court, or
rather had atteched to it, the findings
andoplnlonof that court, which was
a reversal of the judgment of the lower
ccurt, with directions to the tower
court for new trial.
Under the opinion of the supreme
court, Itself, the attorneys for Polk
evidently concluded that the supreme
court should enter final Judgment
themselves and not refer It to the
lower court for a new trial, and so
filed a motion there asking the su
prcme court to re-call the mandate
and enter Judgment In that court In
accordance with their opinion su filed
Kodol Digests What You Eat.
Just a little Kodol aftert meals will
relieve that fullness, belching, gas on
stomach, and all other symptoms of
Indigestion. Kodol digests what you
cat, and enables the stomach and dl
gestlve organs to perform their func
tions naturally. Kodol Is a thorough
dlgcstant and will afford relief from
any disorder due to Imperfect diges
tion or mal-asslmllatlon. Sold by E
0. Frlcke & Co., Goring & Co.
Insurance Tax Legal.
'1 reaction ot the state to reenter
r. :n the Insurance Company of North
Aii.nwi 2 per cent of tl.e gross earn-
of 1 1 io company in Nebraska for
lie w ar 1 'mi J, the amount sued fur be
lt! s"2, lias been sustained by the mi
reme court. The suit was based on a
stahae imposing on anv Instance
oinpany from another state a tax
ual to t lie tax Imposed by such other
tales upon Nebraska Insurance busi
ness The suit was defended on the
round that the statute was void. One
f the points urged was that the act
had hoen repealed. The act was also
assailed on the ground that the busi
ness of Insurance Is interstate com
merce within the meaning of the fed
eral legislation and that the Nebraska
statute was such an Interference with
such commerce as made the act a vio
lation of the federal legislation. The
court held against the insurance com
pany on all these propositions. The
mount now duo from foreign Insur
ance companies under the Nebraska
statute Is 137.0(H), which the auditor
Is now authorized to collect Immedi
ately. Thestatutewhen enforced will
also lie a source of revenue. The au
ditor w ill make collections In the fu
ture as well as collect the amount now
Don't Deceive Yourself.
I iini't deceive yourself. 1 f you have
Indigestion take Kodol HyspepslaCure.
It w ill rclicvcyou! l!ev. W. E. Hocutt,
South Mills, N.C.says: "I was troub
led with chronic Indigestion for sev
eral years; whatever I ate seemed to
cause heartburn, sour stomach, Mutter
ing of my heart, and general depres
sion of mind and body. My druggist
recommend Kodol, and it lias relieved
me. I can now eat anything and
sleep soundly at night. "Kodol digests
what, you eat, makes the stomach
sweet. Palatable, strengthening and
affords quick relief. Sold by E. (i,
Eriekc & Co., Gerlng & Co.
A Tljlrd Term.
A special from Washington says:
Representative Pollard today settled,
so far as he Is concerned, the postolllce
tight which has been waging between
several contestants for the post mas
tership at Tecumsch, Neb. Today he
recommended P. A. lirundage, the
present pnstmaster.for reappointment .
Postmaster Bruiidagc, if nominated,
will enter upon his third term as post
master at Tecumseh. There were two
other candidates for the olllce, Mr
ColTey, an old soldier, and Mr. Ecrgu
son, a young man who has recently
come to the front In local political af
fairs of Johnson county. Mr. Pollard,
however, found a majority of the pat
ronsof thcTocumseh postolllce through
petitions and personal letters, desired
the rcnomlnation of Brundagc. Not
only was he the candidate of the ma
jority of the patrons of the office, but
he had the recommendation of the
state central committee and all the
Chas. W. Moore, a machinist, of
Ford City, Pa., had his hand fright
fully burned in an electrical furnace.
He applied Bucklen's Arnica Salve
with the usual result: "a quick and
perfect cure." Greatest healer on
earth for Burns, Wounds, Sores, Ec
zemaand Piles. 2." at E. G. Frlcke
& Co., druggist.
A Choice 80 Acre Farm, for Sale.
Located about one-half way between
Murray and Union, all under cultiva
tion, a four room house, two good wells.
small barn, fine orchard and small
tame grass pasture, no rocks or timber
on tills land, every foot can be cuitl
vated. Price 810 per acre cash
taken before March 1st, can give pos
session at that time. Free from en
cumberance. See Falter & Tate
Rough Hands Made Smooth.
A man who once had rough horny
bands made them soft and smooth
with Witch Hazel Salve, but he used
the genuine that bearing the name
"E. C. DeWItt & Co., Chicago." For
sores, bolls, cuts, burns, bruises, etc.
H has no equal, and affords almost Im
mediate relief from blind, bleeding,
itching and protruding piles. Sold by
F. O. Frlcke & Co., Gerlng & Co.
A farmer over In Pagecounty, Iowa
says he keeps the cholera away from
his hogs by putting a can of conccn
trated lye in a barrel of swill and dish
Ing the stuff out to them once every
two weeks. His hogs arc healthy
when his neighbor's hogs are dying of
the cholera. It might be well for
those farmers In Cass county whose
losses have been so heavy In the past
few months, to make a note of this,
and profit thereby.
One Minute Cough Cure contains
not an atom of any harmful drug, and
It has been curing coughs, colds, croup
and whooping cough so long that It
has proven itself to be a tried and true
friend to the many who use It. No
need to fear of your child choking
from croup with One Minute Cough
Cure liondy. Sold by F. G. Frlcke Sc
Co., Gerlng & Co.
To have a happy home
you should have children.
They arc great happy-home
I 1 t 4
makers, n a wcat woman,
you can be made strong
enough to bear healthy chil
dren, with little pain or dis
comfort to yourseIf,by taking;
A Tonic for Women
It will mn all your pain, reilme
latl.umi.itie.ii, euro leucorrhea,
(whites), falling womb, ovarian
trouble, disordered menses, back
ache, headache, etc., and make
chiMMtth n ituial and easy. Try It.
At nil dealers In medicines, In
t .00 hollies.
"DUE TO CARDUI
Is my hahy li, now two weeks
old," writes Mrs. J. Priest, of Wel
ster City, Iowa. "She Is a fine
healthy hahe. and we are both doing
nicely. I am still taking C.iiJui,
and would not hs without It In
Informer Gets No Reward.
In the case of J . A. Chapln against
Seward county the supreme court
holds that under the provisions of sec
tion chapter f() of the complied
statutes a county is not liable to a
complaining witness for an amount
equal to one-fourth of the sum collect
ed as lines and paid over to the school
fund, where the complaint Is for sell
ing liquor without a license. The
plaintiff was the complaining witness
in criminal prosecutions for the sale
of liquors without license In an Incor
porated village of Seward county. The
village is not held responsible to the
complaining witness because the Mi
lage issued no license. The county
board was without Jurisdiction to
issue license .111(1 while the lines were
paid Into the county treasury for the
benefit of the school fund of the county
yet It Is not receipt of the line by the
municipality liable to the complaining
The court says It Is clearly the pur
pose of the statute to make the mu
nicipality receiving the license money
responsible, and as no municipality
had received license money from the
persons paying the lines no municipal
ity was liable to the complaining wit
W. II. Seybert, wife and little
daughter, Frances, came In from
Cullom Saturday to consult the
doctor with refrence to the ailment of
the little girl, and will remain over
Sunday as the guests of George Saylcs,
jr. and family. The little patient has
been suffering for several weeks and it
seems the disease with which she is
afflicted has heretofore bafllcd the doc
tor as he has not given the parents
anything definite as to the cause of
the little one's troubles.
Never Gripe or Sicken.
They never gripe or sicken, but
cleanse and strengthen the stomach.
liver and bowels. This Is the univer
sal verdict of the many thousands who
use DeWltt's Little Early Risers.
These famous little pills relieve head
ache, constipation, biliousness, Jaun-
dlcj, torpid liver, sallow complexion,
etc. Try Little Early Risers. Sold
by F. (J. Frlcke & Co., Gering & Co.
IN THE GOOD OLD
You want to save your
money to buy your
AT OUR CITY
Full Weight Guaranteed
Best Threshing Coal
All Kinds of Feed
Corner Third and Main Streets
Bell Phone 23 Tlatts Phone 22
iHm't allow money to He around. It
Is easier l spend it and easier
to lose It.
by keeping It In a safe place such as
The Bank; of Cass County
Capital Stock I.',0,0o0, Surplus 115,000
Clmi. V. Punni'lo, Pr., Jueob Trlltch, V-P.
T. M. PttUlTHOII, t'lllll.
You can give a check for any part of
it at any time and so have, a receipt
for payment without asking for one.
N hen you have a bank account you
will be anxious to add to It rather than
spend from It,. Don't you want to
know more about it.
V a i .a V
Edison and Victor
T( SELECT Ek'OM.
Send for catalogue or Machines
and itecords or send us your name
and we will have our Mr. (ieorge
Miller call on you.
Wi Prtpty All Charutt
Nebraska Cycle Co.
GEO. E. MICKEL,
I'tth and Harney. OMAHA.
TOE FAMOUS LITTLE FILLS.
For quick relief from BtllouintM,
Sick Hdchs, Torpid Llvr. Ji-
dica, Dlxtlneu, and til IroubUi rt-
Inr from tn Inactive or ilu(gtih IWr,
DaWltt'i LlllU Early Rltar ara
They act promptly and never (rip.
They ara ao dainty that It la a pleaaur
to take them. One to two act aa a
mild laiatlva; two or (our act as a
pleasant and elfectlve cathartic Thay
ara purely vegetable and absolutely
harmleia. They tonlo the liver.
E. C. DeWItt & Co.. Ctklaatg
DR. J. 0. BRUCE
Chronic Dlaeaaea a Specialty
Coiili-n llltx-k. Mmn3ant'.. Ofllreboura
D U) I J a. in., I u 4 i. in. ami 7 U V p. m. ap
pointment. THt'Ulittiies, oflleo 34. ; rculuenca
el l'urklm Hotel. '
All kinds of Dental work. Platen made thafe
It. M jrr iprrlence. Price reasonable.
V Abstracts of Title V
OFFICE Anheuser-Itush Block,
fOHN M. LEYDA,
ABSTRACTER OF LAND ITLES.
I'rrnarlnf abstract o( title. rnnvfTaucIa
and Ftaniliiln tlllos to rral rotate a special
Work properly dune and diarfc rraaon-
stile. ofllii Hanis t and
Hulldlnir. aaaf Court Home.
J. M. Greene, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Can be retched by 'phone night or day
List your farm and city
property with J. H Thrasher
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