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NILM Mll l I.
JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY
Short Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined
For the Readers of the Journal.
I had frlrnd. I had, as well.
A little rath to lend.
And now I've Lmt. Oh! md to tell!
My nionry aod my friend.
It takes more than money to
tbo nightmare go.
Only the survivors believe In the
survival of the fittest.
Too many men's charity Is limited
to the giving of advice.
A savage dog lias caused many a
man to lead a chased life.
Most men love their neighbor's mon
ey as they love their own.
Enthusiasm sets the pace, but com
mon sense wins In a walk.
Love seldom travel! In the same
vehicle with common sense.
Xlght has its uses and abuses like
wise the morning after.
When you want to bet, put up some
thing stronger than a bluff.
Live up to your good Intentions and
put the devil out of business.
The election Is over and we are glad
of it. It was a hot number.
A man Is never too old to learn, but
he may be too young to realize It.
It Is easy for a man to behave after
he breaks Into the has-been class.
Too many men who run Into debt
don't even attempt to crawl out.
Many an otherwise clean record is
soiled by contact with filthy lucure.
Almost any woman will believe a
story that has a scandal attached to It.
Some folks seem to have been born
or the purpose of circulating rumors.
Terscrvance works wonders, but It
can't convert bad eggs into chickens.
Some people seem to take fiendish
delight In always being on the wrong
A brave man never lifts up a foe for
the purpose of knocking him down
A sensible girl draws the line at the
poetic youth who deals In unkissed
Nothing Is so disgusting to a politi
cian as the talk of his opponent's
This world could easily get along
without the man who never makes a
Many a golden opportunity has been
wrecked for want of a genius to throw
Trying to get Into heaven on the
strength of a tombstone testimonial is
A woman's Idea of a model husband
Is one who takes house cleaning
A man who is unable to hear money
talk is always watching tosee If It will
not make signs.
A girl hasn't much faith in a fortune
teller who doesn't predict that she
will marry rich.
Even the wisest of men would rather
have their friends hand them l'attery
than honest criticism.
As a general thing the other f ellow
has no use fur your opinion unless It
coincides with his own.
Just as fast as It grows easier for a
man to do without friends, be finds
that their numbers Increase.
A girl thinks she Isn't being treated
as she should be If the man she Is en
gaged to refuses to get jealous.
Tossibly all men may be born free
and equal, but It is Impossible to keep
some of them In that condition.
Some women are never so happy as
when they get a chance to tell of the
trouble they have with hired girls.
It Is a sad commentary on our age
that the more money a man has the
more lies he tells to the tax assessor.
It isn't always safe to Judge the
value of an article by the figures
marked on the ticket attached thereto.
Tossibly there may be men who love
their neighbors as themselves, but so
far we have failed to form their ac
quaintance. When a girl deliberately lets a
young man see her with her hair in
curl papers It Is time for him to trans
fer his affections.
A man Is usually Judged by the com
pany he keeps, but It Isn't fair to Judge
.a woman that way. Her company is
frequently forced upon her.
There Is a period In every woman s
life when she feels the superiority of
her sex, and that is when she sees a
man trying to thread a needle.
Why didn't County Attorney Rawls
authorize the sheriff to notify those
who had slot machines to take them
out all over the county? Ain't Mr.
Bawls going beyond his power, or even
Congressman Ernest M. Pollard ar
rived In the city Thursday from V.'ash
Ington, says the Lincoln News, and
was the guest at luncheon of Vice
Chairman Strode. Mr. I'ollard Is
uniting public business with private
on this visit. He has been successful
In Inducing the agricultural depart
ment to order some Interesting experi
ments In Nebraska during the coming
summer' and Mr. I'ollard expects to
Mr. Pollard met quite a number of
Lincoln business men at the Commer
cial club, and other citizens elsewhere
The many assurances of Interest In his
candidacy for a second term and the
offers of support lead him to feel quite
confident that the effort being Incu
bated by certain politicians In the dis
trict to defeat him for renoinlnation
The congressman did not care to
discuss the situation in detail until he
had talked with more of the people of
his district. He has been in receipt of
many letters In recent week proffering
support, and he bellves that if the
people have a fair chance to express
themselves, the opposition to him
will be short lived. He has been a
member of congress but a few months
and lias been busy all the timegctting
In touch with the various departments
and In learnlhg the ropes. He feels
that he is in a position now to do good
work for the people of the district,
and being a practical agriculturist
himself, he can do the farming Inter
ests great good.
A number of those who talked with
him yesterday assurred him of their
belief that if the issue was clearly
placed before the people of this county
he would carry It because of the prev
alence of the belief that he Is entitled
to a second term and because his plat
form commends Itself to them.
A WORD WITH ASSESSORS
Do Your Duty and Make Those Former
"Tax Dodgers" Pay for All
THE CHICKEN PIE SUPPER
A Rousing Success and the Ladies Enjoyed
the Fun of Looking On.
THEMEN GOOD COOKS AND DISHWASHERS
Demonstrate to Their Wines and Daughters
Wiat They Could Do In Case of
Monday last you began your duties
of listening to people tell lies, and
they will swear to them, too. The
fellows that prate long and loud about
"America for Americans" and oppose
foreign Immigration and the fellows
that are most zealous in having the
strong arm of the law always extended
to their wards In the protection of
their large properties, w ill be the fel
lows that will lie to you the hardest
and stick to it the most cheerfully.
They are the same fellows who so be
grudge the paying of their few taxes
to the county treasurer that a distress
warrant must be dangled under their
eyes before they dig.
Assessors and the treasurers tell us
that the little fellows who have little
to pay and little to pay with are not
the tax dodgers. The people who
want to avoid paying their fair share
of the running expenses of the county
and state are the men who are gener
ally supposed to be the "representa
tive citizens" of the community and
are asked to sit on the platform with
the guest of honor while the band
plays and the procession of school
children passes by.
Mr. Assessor, please get 'em this
time. Make them tell a whopper If
they must fib at all. They say the re
cording angel does not keep two liar's
dockets, one for white and another for
big black lies. It all goes In one book
You can moralize them about "the
more you have the more you ought to
appreciate It," etc., Mr. Assessor, but
it will do no good. They are veterans
In the game and you cannot make
them bat an eye. If they do not want
to give you a list of all the property
you are reasonably assured they have,
Just let them alone and standing on
the statute add to their schedule the
additional amount together with the
penalty provided for.
Make those "rich fellows" who be
come suddenly "very poor" when he
sees you approach him, "whack up
according to his worth the same as
the man who has hut a little home
and household effects. Do your duty
to all alike and a united people will
raise up and call you blessed.
The chicken pie supper given by the
men at the PresbytcrlanchurchThurs-
day night was a rousing success. At the
door the guests were cordially receiv
ed by a reception committee attired in
black suits. From the door they were
escorted by one of the committee to
the cashier's desk, where J. II. Becker
presided with a dignified air. On
meeting the requlrments here, they
were turned over to head waiter, lie v.
Salshury, who escorted them to a table,
where they were most sumptuously
served by waiters, attired In spotless
Considerable merriment was pro
duced by the fact that the majority of
the republicans were seated at Dr.
Elster's table, but, nevertheless, they
were compelled to admit at the conclu
sion of the bountiful repast, that Doc
was a most efficient and attentive
waiter, and an exceedingly Jolly good
fellow. After enjoying the delicious
supper to the fullest extent, the re
porter peeped Into the kitchen, where
we observed Chef Marshall attired In
a long white apron, heaping the delec
table viands upon the plates, and his
assistants pouring coffee, washing
dishes, cutting cakes, and performing
other duties, just as though they were
old hands at the business.
Now, after the event Is all over, It
Is hinted that the ladies concocked
this scheme to see what their hus
bands couhl do In the way of cooking
and dishwashing, in the event that
they were ever called upon to do the
stunt at home. It is safe to bet that
"I don't know how." won't work in
many homes hereafter.
Funeral of Mrs.Swcttwood.
The last sad services were held over
the regains of Mrs. Army Ann Sweet
wood Friday morning at t o'clock at
the Methodist church. A beautiful
sermon was delivered, containing the
following short obituary: Mrs. Amy
Ann Sweetwood was born In Shelby
county, Indiana, on the 8th day of No
vember lstis, and was married to J. C.
Sweet wood In Osborn county, Kansas,
on the i:th day of April is8ii. From
there the young couple moved to Okla
homa and thence to Plattsinouth last
October, .she was a very busy anil a
very earnest and true chi 1st ian. She
died on the morning of March 'J'.ith,
HKMi, leaving four sons and one daugh
ter, who is niurrled, and resides in Ok
lahoma, a mother and father, ami hus
band to mourn her loss.
After the sermon Mrs. Hall, Mis.
Swonruigen and Mollie Selves i led the
choir In singing "Nearer My God too
Thee." The remains were conveyed
to (ilenwood Friday morning and were
Intend beside those of her sister.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Stomach and Liver Trouble.
Orino Laxative iruit Jsyrup cures
stomach and liver trouble as Italdsdl
gcstlon, and stimulates the liver and
bowels without Irritating these or
gans like pills and ordinary cathartics
It cures Indigestion and sick headache
and chronic constipation. Orlno Lax
atlve Fruit Syrup does not nauseate or
srlpo and is mild and pleasant totakc
Refuse substitutes. Sold by F. (
Trip From Omaha to Hastings Then Took
Twice as Long as It Now Requires.
Parents' Rally Day.
The Christian Bible school are plan
nlngtomake a campaign during the
month of April to Increase their num
bers and usefulness. This campaign
opens with a Parents Bally day next
Sunday. Every father and mother
whose children attend this school are
urged to come with their children
next .Sunday. Arrange your plans so
that you may come with the children.
He there sharp at 10 o'clock, see what
we are doing for the children, give us
any suggestions that may come to you
as the program is carried out.
Special elTort will be made to make
your visit interesting and entertain
ing. Special sermon to parents at 11
o'clock by the pastor.
Acres of Good Land Yet.
The World-Herald says that advices
at the land ofllceof the Burlington are
that entries made by cattlemen and
their agents and held to be fraudulent
arc being canceled daily at Washing
ton. These lands are In Thomas,
Hooker, Cherry, Sheridan, Sioux,
Blaine and Deuel counties, Nebraska,
and aggregate about 800,000 acres.
Special agents are constantly travel
ing over the counties and when an
entry that seems suspicious Is found,
an Investigat ion is made. If evidence
of fraud is found, the person who made
the entry is served with notice to ap
pear at the land office and make proof
of good faith. If this Is not done
within thl rty days the entry is canceled
and the land Is again subject to entry.
Much of the land In these counties is
as fine as there is In the west. It was
taken by the cattle barons or their
agents years ago when they had the
pick of the entire country.
Democratic Editorial Association.
This ofllce has received announce
ment of the fact that the Nebraska
Democratic Editorial Association will
meet at the Windsor Hotel In Lincoln
on Tuesday, May 22. The afternoon
will be taken up as a business meeting.
Jntheevenlngabanquct will be given,
at which twelve responses to toasts
will be given, from five to ten minutes
being assigned to each speaker. The
committee on arrangements have the
assurance that every democratic paper
in the state will bo represented, and
that many of the leading democrats
will also be present. The editor of the
Journal Is down on the program to re
spond to "Missouri In Imos." As that
was long before our time In that grand
old state, we arc somewhat fearful wc
cannot do the subject justice, but will
do our hpst .
Speaking of the running of trains
twenty-five years ago, the Lincoln
"John M. Butler, chief clerk of the
railroad mail service, was In the ser
vice as a postal clerk when the Bur
lington system west of the river was
much less Important than it Is now.
He ran on the Denver line long before
it readied Denver, running to the west
end during the period when It was be
ing built. He remembers that for a
long time he ran west as far as Cul
bertson, with the mail car, and then
all at once the mall route was opened
through to Denver, and he carried the
mail on to that destination.
"Jn those days and before that time
the Burl. ngton line from Omaha to
Hastings was not nearly so much of a
railroad as it has since grown to be.
Mr. Butler remembers that the west
bound train left Omaha In the morn
Ing, about 8 o'clock, that It ran to Lin
coin by way of Oreapolis, and arrived
here for dinner. After dinner the
train went westward and reached
Hastings In time for supper. East
bound It left Hastings In the morning,
reached Lincoln for dinnerand Omaha
forearly supper. Now. No. 1 runs from
Pacific Junction to Hastings In thrc
hours and fifty-two minutes, leaving
Omaha out of the run altogether, and
No. ti, eastbound, makes the run from
Hastings to Omaha In three hours and
"The main line trains, in those days
before the Denver road was completed
consisted of three cars. Mr. But lei
knew a man who worked on a main
line passenger train on the Burlington
for a time. He was discharged for
some reason or other and took a job
with the A. & N.. running out of Lin
coln on a passenger train. He told Mr.
Butler after a few runs that lie would
throw up the A. & N. job, because af
ter a taste of real railroading on the
main line of the B. & M. work on the
A. & N. was too slow and tedious. In
those days the A. & N. road was own
ed and operated separately from the
B. & M.
"At that time there was but one way
to the Pacific coast from this part of
the world; that was via the Union Pa
cific. The Billings line, with Its thou
sand miles of track, and the Northern
Pacific with Its Pacific coast connec
tions, had not been constructed.
"After reaching Denver the Burling
ton system began to grow with won
derful rapidity In Nebraska. In fact
It was grow ing while the company was
building the Denver line. A few years
afterward In 1W7, the company sent
a special train to Denver from Chica
go at a rate of speed for the entire dis
tance of more than fifty-eight miles
an hour a performance for a longdis
tance, hill climbing run that has never
been equalled. Today the englnemen
of the road say that with the new
steel and the new passenger engines,
the run of the Mayhem special could
COAL TRUST PLAYS
TRICK ON PUBLIC
Hires Press Bureau for Dissemination News
Female to Anthracite Barons.
The favorite motto of the trusts Is,
"The public be damned," but at least
one giant corporation has seen the
handwrlt ing, while others are opening
their eyes. It remained for the coal
trust to discover the weakness of the
old slogan and to change It so that It
now reads, "The public be eonned."
The cmil trust lias retained, at a high
salary, as theclilef "cornier," Ivy l
Lee, one of the brightest of New York
Four years ago the t rust struggled
through a strike, disregarding public
opinion, i, ut nerore the strike was
over the operators learned that the
public amounted to something. It, ma
terially aided t he miners In securing
many demands and cost the trust millions.
On the seventeenth Moor of the Com
mercial Cable building In New York
City elegantly furnished rooms, with a
corps of the most skilled news writers
In the city, are presided over by Lee
for the trust. Itlsacknowledged that
the object is to present the coal trust's
side of the controversy and to win pub
lic support, which was spurned four
years ago. Lee, the trust's mouth
piece, Is present at every conference
and knows all the details of the Inner
workings of the operators. Direct In
terviews with the coal barons, regard
ing conferences or plans, are almost out
of quest Ion, but almost daily letters
arc sent out containing news, Inter
views on the coal situation, stories
designed to show that conditions In
the coal fields are not as had as paint
ed by the miners, denials of charges
made by the miners and pro-coal trust
Mr. Lee Is sending In format Ion to
practically every dally newspaper In
the country. Accompanying each let
ter is a printed slip, which he desig
nates as an "Authorized statement by
the coal operators'coininlttceof seven,
consisting of Messrs (Scorge. F. Baer,
W. II. Trusdale, J. B. Kerr, David
Wlllcox, Morris Williams, E. B.
Thomas and J. L. Cake," as follows:
"The anthracite coal operators, real
izing the general public Interest In
conditions In the mining regions, have
arranged to supply the press with all
possible Information. Statements
from the operators will be given to the
newspapers through Mr. Jvy L. Lee of
3) Broad street, New York. He will
also answer Inquiries on this subject
and supply the press with all matter
that it is possible to give out."
Between eleven and twelve o'clock
last night some party or parties were
discovered prowling around the home
of M. Fangeron North Fourth street.
Mrs. Fanger's two sisters were setting
at a table engaged In reading, when
someone appeared at the window and
peeked In and at the same time several
reports were distinctly heard, resem
bling that of a firecracker. The young
ladies ran to Mr, Fanger's room and
awoke him and by the time he had ar
rived at tlic hall door, at which they
had made considerable noise, he open
ed the same and went out on the ver
anda and sidewalk, but failed to dis
cover any one. IhnryHeroid also re
ports prowlers around his house about
the same hour.
It would be well for prowler's to
keep clear of Mr. Fanger's home un
less they desire to get a dose of lead,
for they will most assuredly get one or
two If seen around there again. One
of the young ladles was so badly frigh
tened that It was some time ere she
PUT INTO THE TRUNK ALIVE
Inquest on the Victim of Trunk Tragedy at
A few days ago the Journal printed
an account of the discovery at Stock
ton, Calif., of the discovery of the dead
Uidy of A. N. McYicar in a trunk, and
also tho fact that his uncle, Judge A.
N. Sullivan, of this city had gone to
that city to look after the remains of
of his nephew. A special from Stock
ton, under date of yesterday says that
the coroner's Inquest held today to in
quire Into t he death of the murdered
young man developed the fact, (hat
the deceased had been put Into the
trunk alive and that, death was due
partly to poisons administered and
partly to asphyxia! Ion. Dr. .1. P. Hull,
one of the autopsy surgeons, .staled
that the presence of a large ipiantlty
of blood in the trunk shows conclu
sively that the man must have been
alive though probably In a stupor when
he was placed In the trunk, as the
breaking of a blond vessel after death
would have caused little or no hemor
rhage. There was no blood found In
II. e room. The condition of tin- lungs'
ami ot her organs gave evidence of as
phyxiation and the report of the chem
ist showed the presence of chloral and
The special from there says that
Coroner South worth has received a
telegram from Dr. lloy II. Rogers, of
the Cooper medical college of Sun
Francisco, to whom portions of the In
ternal organs of A. N. McYicar, whose
body was found In a trunk here last
Saturday night, had been sent for ana
lysis, st at Ing t hat a quantity of chloral
and marked quantities of morphine
were found. Then! was noevldenceof
the presence of cyanide of polassuin of
hydro cyano acid.
Mrs. Emma LcDnux, who Is under
arrest for the murder of McYicar, is
known to have recently purchased
morphine and cynauide of potassium.
At 5:2i p. in. yesterday t he coroner's
jury brought the following verdict:
We believe that the deceased came
to his death from the combined effects
of having been drugged with morphine
and chloral and In a dazed condition
having been forced Intoaclosed trunk,
where there was not sulllclent oxygen
to sustain what life that was present.
Wc also believe that one Mrs. LcDoux
was responsible for the death of Albert
N. McYicar, and as far as we havo
been able to determine from the evi
dence submitted that she was unaid
ed.'' "It Is Said."
'It Is said." So It Is, and you only
have to watch t he evolution of a story
derogatory to the character of an In
dividual to note how rapidly damag
ing details multiply under the conven
ient method the busybody has of fan
ning the fires of scandal responsibility.
"It is said thala certain financial In
stil ut ion is not In as good condition as
it ought to be." Many a run on a
bank has been prcclpated by a state
ment of that kind to a depositor who
passed it along with the usual addi
tions thai an idle rumor accumulates
In travel. "It is said" I responsible
for more malaclous mischief than any
other combination of words in the lan
guage. There Is a good deal of evil In
the world, and none have license to bo
boast ful of their own virtues, nor are
any justice in surmising that others
arc so much worse thou themselves
that they arc justified In giving them
the long black mark. The one
really interested In making the world
better will do some hard work trying
to strengthen his own moral and spirit
ual superstructure, and one way of do
ing it Is to be careful what he says de
rogatory to the characters of others.
Wc who make most frequent use of
' It Is said" may be safely set down as
fellows who "said It." Lincoln Journal.
Wants Cut on Marriage Licenses.
The catalogue houses are getting In
their harmful work In the most un
expected places and their competition
In being felt In quarters here-to-fore
supposed to be Immune. An old bach
elor over at Elm wood the other day
nctlllcd County Judge Travis that un
less he soon came dow n on the price of
marriage license he would havetosend
to Sears, Boebuck & Co.. where he
could buy two for clghty-llve cents
anytime. The Judge has taken the
matter under advisement.
Tho Lincoln Journal says: "Con
gressman E. M. Pollard left for Oma
ha Thursday, where he will visit to
day, going to his home in Nchawka to
spend Sunday. Mr. Pollard while In
the city was engaged In looking after
the political situation quite Industri
ously. 'I have been told by twenty-five
or thirty men prominent In business
and political circles In Lincoln that
I shall be able to have the support of
Lancaster country.' Mr. Pollard fur
ther expressed confidence In being able
to secure renoinlnation."
A Lucky Postmistress
Is Mrs. Alexander, of Cary, Me., who
has found Dr. King's New Life Pills
to be the best remedy she ever tried
for keeping the Stomach, Liver and
Bowels in perfect order. You'll agree
with her If you try these painless pur
ifiers that Infuse new life, Guaranteed
by F. !. Frlckc & Co., druggist. Price
County Assessors Assemble.
The assistants of the county assessor
are holding a conference and receiving
their InstructlonsiFrlday preparatory
to beginning work In earnest on next
Monday morning. Those present who
will assess the various precincts arc:
Tipton Fred Muenchau.
("Teen wood - A. J. Stotler.
Salt Creek H. E. Coleman.
Stove Creek William Mlnfonl.
Elm wood George Pickwell.
South Bcnd-L. F. Johnson.
Center A. Jenkins.
Weeping Water II. II. Jameson.
Louisville August Panska.
Avoca B. o. Hutchcns.
Mt. Pleasant Wilson Gllmoro.
Eight Mile Grove-John Albert.
Nehawka-H. F. Kropp.
Liberty Georgo X. La Hue.
Bock Bluffs Lloyd Garen.
Plattsmouth Ben F. Horning.
Weeping Water City I. W. Tee-garden.
Plattsmouth Clty-T. L. Murphy.
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