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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 5, 1906)
FOR GEHG IS MAYOR
Henry R. Gering's Record
Endorsed by the People
"Billy" Hassler Defeated for the Council the First Ward
by Democratic Treachery.
DR. W. B. ELSTER IS
W. G. Tippens Elected in the Second Ward, George Dodge
in the Fourth and John Lutz in the Fifth M.
Archer is Elected Police Judge.
TAXPAYERS' VICTORY OVER
Republicans Elect Schluntz in the First and Re
elect Steimker in the Third -Contest
Very Close in the Fourth.
GLORY ENOUGH FOR A DAY
George Mapes Won't Be Chief of Police-McMa-ken
says in Electioneering Against Gering:
"We Want an American for Mayor." We Got
Him, and the Journal Rooster Crows Lustily
for Equal Rights to All Citizens and Special
Privileges to None.
Great Credit Due City Central Committee Vil
lification Won't Work When a Man's Good
Record is Before the Public.
They are now at the river building a boat
And up Salt river they soon must float,
The way is rugged, when the billows rise,
They were often lifted, as it were, to the skies
The waterman stands by the Captain's side,
And acts, of course, as a friendly guide,
And when they get home they will hear no shout
Of the loud mouth fellows who were set to route.
Come in dear Judge! the keeper calls,
While the Judge is busy looking at the walls,
Up steps the waterman, just see his plight!
Back in old Plattsmouth he had a great fight.
Then the keeper said 'tis no disgrace,
To be here boys in this wretched place
And then with a nod of the head,
Asked the keeper if he could go to bed.
Of course you can, the keeper said,
I have a place prepared for all the dead,
Here is your room of dark despair
No one comes out who enters there.
But Gering now has won the fight,
And you will go into endless night.
The waterman is by our side, acting as your guide,
So if you get thirsty, give him the wink,
And he'll hastily come and furnish you a drink.
The agony is over, and the Jour
nal has no excuses to make for the
course it has pursued in this cam
paign. We are not built that way.
Our course has been approved by
the voters of l'lattsmouth. No
paper ever loses out in a fight for
the whole people. This we have
always done. Corporation money
talked pretty loud in this campaign,
but the people could not be bought.
Judge Newell is a good man, but
he fell into the clutches of the
wrong kind of people. We do not
DIDN'T RUN WELL
ELECTED CITY CLERK
believe he endorsed their methods
;in working for him, but how was
! he to help himself after his nomiiia
jtion? He should have seen the
handwriting on the wall before he
accepted the nomination. The Jour
nal bears no ill will against the
judge, but we are satisfied more
than ever that the loud-mouthed
fellows who worked in his interests
done him more harm than good.
The result is a victory for the
taxpayers, and a strong vindication
of Mayor Gering's administration.
The people h ue confidence in him
as a citieu, a business man and
the chief executive of the city.
Here is where the opponents made
a big mistake attacking the record
of a man whose administration has
been so ably conducted. Treaclr
ery on the part of former friends
could not even p!ue the good
record before the people. Henry
R. Gering is the mayor of l'latts
mouth and will continue to bo so
for the next two years, regardless
of ax-grinders and grafters.
In the election of Judge Archer
the office of police judge will be
well looked after. His election,
while a surprise to sonic, is due to
his well known qualifications. The
vote he received is a well deserved
The success of Dr. W. 1!. Ulster
is also a deserved compliment to
that geulleiuan. He took no un
due advantage of his opponent, but
made a s.jiure and fair campaign.
The office of city clerk lias fallen
into excellent hands, and the busi
ness of the office will be efficiently
and faithful! v conducted.
The democrats secure three out
of five candidates for eouncilnicn.
The defeat of "Billy" Hassler in
in the First ward is to be regretted.
Democrats secretly "knifed" him.
Thev were tools of the water com-
pany. 1 Hey unew uiey coiuu noi
"work" Mr. Hassler as a member
of the council. W. C. Tippens
was triumphantly re-elected in the
Second, George Dodge was elected
in the Fourth and John I.titz in the
Fifth. J. V. Fgeuberger gave
Steimker a close shave in the Third,
being defeated bv Seventeen voles.
No particular el'lort was made to
elect Mr. Kgciihcrgcr, or he could
i.ive downed the "invincible" in
While regretting the defeat of
Billy Hassler and J. V. Fgeuberger,
the election was a great victory for
the democrats of Plattsmouth, and
a complete route for i those who
were endeavoring to defeat Mayor
Gering for purely the sake of get
ting control of municipal affairs
and to run the same to their own
The taxpayers are fortunate in
the fact that the city affairs will be
conducted on the same economical
methods in the next two years that
they have leen in the past two.
The result of this great fight for
right and justice is greatly due to
the incessant work of the chairman
of the democratic city committee,
Dr. J. S. Livingston, assisted by
the members from each ward.
"Honest methods beget honest
returns" is a good motto for some
of the workers on the part of oppos
ing candidates to adopt in future
Foreign Missionary Society Meets.
Regular monthly meeting of the
Foreign Missionary society of the M.
E. church was held at the home of
Mrs. Sopor yesterday afternoon. Miss
Ella Kennedy being leader for this
month. After the topic of the day
was studied very carefully and with
great Interest, the secretary added
two new members to the enrollment
which numbers at the present time
Besides a goodly number of the
members being present, Mrs. B. F.
Elckclbergcr and assistant of the
gospel mission were present. They
having with them a very Interesting
collection of curios from Africa, which
they exhibited at the meeting, and
proved to be of Intense Interest as
well as being a privilege and a pleasure
to all present. After a few Items of
business were discussed the meeting
Takes Time by the Forelock.
Mayor Brown, of Lincoln, has al
ready Issued his orders regarding hav
ing "a sane" Fourth of July. lie has
forbidden the sale of any toy pistols
and largo crackers In that city and the
discharge of any large tire arms within
the contincs of the city on that day.
It Is about time for tho other mayors
to get In line and warn the people In
time so the dealers will not lay In any
supplies of thlsklnd.
BRANTNER CASE APPEALED
C, B. i I R. R. Co. Take Exception
to Decision of Judge Wheeler.
DEFENDANTS GO TO SUPREME COURT
Will Coi Up for Hearing During the
A special to the Journal gives us the
Information that the case of Edward
Brantiior vs. C., B. & (. It. U., has
bei'n appealed to llielsupreine court of
Iowa by the defendants, and will come
up for hearing sometime In May. The
defendants appeal from ".the judgment
of JS,iii'ii which It will be remembered
was granted under certain conditions
by .1 iii Ico Wheeler to the plaint ilT.
Now it rests w ith the .supreme court
of Iowa whether Brant tier's conces
sions at the time he accepted a imlg
meiit of :nno are to he of avail, anil
the ju i'ineiit as rendered by .Indue
Wheel, r in favor of the plaint ill' be '
sustained or reversed. i
Suffered for Five Years with Kidney
and Liver Trouble.
"I suffered for live years with kidney
and liver trouble, which caused severe
pains across the back and a blinding
headache. 1 had dyspepsia and was so
constipated that 1 could not move my
bowels without a cathartic. I was
cured by Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets and have been well now
forsi months," says Mr. Arthurs.
Strickland, of Chattanooga, Tenn.
For sale by F. 5. Frlcke Si Co., and A.
Sympathy for Mr. and Mrs. S.nith.
The Journal was informed, through
the sad intelligence received by Mrs.
Freil Morgan, that Wavne (ioodell,
the I' iiir-year-old son of Mr. and Mis.
W. C. Smit h. died at I heir home in
Table Book, Neli., veMeid.iv about
noon. Nofurther part iculars were re
ee'vid. The little fellow was born in
PlatNni'v.ith, while Mr. Smith was
serving lils second lerm as county
superintendent of schoolsof ( 'ass coun
ty. The parents have the sympathy
of their many friends in 1'lattsmouth.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith were both vury
popular In society circles in this city,
and also have hosts of frlendsat Weep
ing Water and elsewhere who will
deeply sympathise witli them In their
hour of deep affliction.
The following special from Table
Bock gives fuller particulars regard
ing the little boy's death: ffAbout
noon yesterday, little Wayne Smith,
the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter C. Smith, died, after an Illness
of twenty-four hours with a disease
that seemed to bailie the skill and
knowledge of the physicians in attend
ance and which had all the symptoms
of ptomaine poisoning. A council of
physicians was held Monday night,
lasting all night, but the cause of his
sickness could not be ascertained. He
was an only child. Funeral services
will be held tomorrow morning at 11
o'clock, and the Interment will be in
the Table Bock cemetery.
An Interesting Address.
A decidly Interesting and Instructl vc
address on the missionary work ami
life In India, was delivered last night
at the M. E. church, by James II.
Sparrows, who has Just returned from
ten years work in Bengal, India. He
spoke of the primitive life and crude
religion of the natives who regard the
cow as a sacred animal, and worships
It accordingly. Ho also spoke of the
climate, which ranges from ninety to
one hundred and twenty degrees, and
bow the foreigners employ the electric
fans in order to secure a night's repose.
The principal article of diet Is a mix
ture of powdered rice and red pepper.
Mr. Sparrow has came back to his
home at Abilene, Kansas, to recupe
rate from the effects of the climate of
India, and Is in constant demand, to
address the various mlsslonarysocietles
In the different states. He left this
morning for maha. where he will ad
dress t lie convention today of the
Interstate Missionary societies.
Human Blood Marks.
A talc of horror was told by marks
of human MomI in the home of J. W.
Williams, a well known merchant of
Bac, Ky. lie writes: "Twenty years
ago I bad severe hemorrhages of the
lungs, and was near death when I be
gan taking Ir. Klng'sNew IMscovcry.
It completely cured mc and I have re
mained well ever since." It cures
Hemorrhages, Chronic Coughs, Settled
Colds and Bronchitis, and Is the only
known cure for weak lungs. Every
bottle guaranteed by F. (L Frlcke Si
Co., druggist. Mc and $1.)0. Trial
Joseph Pcttag was a business visitor
at Omaha this morning.
I was silting uiic evening I i (lie par
ijiict of n lluMter lu New York when I
noticed it young l.nly ht u In thei
a'eonl t Ii r looking nt inc. When 1'
IUod my eyes upon tier she turned tiers j
uvtuy, but wlieu a few minutes later 1
looked nt tier again I saw that he was
regarding ine through a lorgnette She
lowered her glass ami turned iiway
with a look which Indicated cither re
pulsion, disappointment or pain. It
might hnvo been liny of these, hut I
could not tell which.
My curiosity was lit once aroused. I
did not remember to liavu ever neon
Uh lady heron mid certainly had no
knowledge of having Injured her. Be
fore tho close of the last net I left the
theater nnd stood on the sidewalk
waiting for tier to como out. She did ho
hi company v illi an elderly gentleman
and lady. As soon as they entered their
carriage l went across the sired where
mine Mood ready nnd entering told
the driver to follow. 'I he party allglil
cd lit a house nn Madison avenue, the
number el' which I noted, 1'n'i drove
away thinking of some plan In solve
the t: -lery Before reaehim; home I
had resolved In write a Hole In the
lady ti n.l send it nel tln. This Is
w hat 1 w roll':
Mr. Kiiv.il I'llliliaid n c-riit I III i rum
plllm Ills to Hie iilllii; l.nly ll" caw 111 III"
Ilnat. a- I.C'I eMiiIni; iH:..vho cave
evidence thai In Kiiiiie vvav 1 1 c antago
nism had In en excited in;. die. I lilm. As
lie il.pi H not iviiii 1 1 1 1 I- rviT liavliu; seen
lier licl'oi'i', In, Imks nn explanation. If lie
lias I ii mistaken In Lis Inference, ln
ui1ikI7.i h for lulilicsHing ln r.
1 sent the note by II messenger who
on returning said that he had been told
If there w us any reply It would lie sent
Inter. 1 waited three days and was
about, to give up nil hope of r Ivlng
liny word when ll note came which
read as follows:
Slin-o Mr. rrltcliard lias entirely for
Kntli'ii tlin laily lie Haw lit the theater, lie
need not Mlve himself imy nun ei n with
regard In In I .
It Is needless to say that I read these
few words with astonish nt. It was
plain I ) me that 1 had lieeu mistaken
for some one else. However, 1 did lint
care to have the error tmeori led and
wrol'e again, dating that there must
l:e some misapprehension ns In my
Identity nnd begging permission I i rail
ami clear up the mailer. To Ibis 1
received a reply that the mime I had
given In my miles was the same as
that of the person I was supposed In
be; therefore there could not possibly
be any mistake. The lady did not. care
to renew the aeciuiilnlanee of one who
had paid hrr tho highest compliment
mail could pay to woman mid then for
gotten that he had ever met her.
I began to feel that I must have
passed through Home Illness or met
with Home accident that hud Impaired
my memory. I nsked several persons
who had seen nie nearly every day for
yearn If this was the case nnd got
luughcd nt for tny pains. 1 confided my
correspondence to my sister, hut all
the Hympathy I got from her was,
"Thnfs Just like n man fur all the
I was about to write one more note
Inquiring for the lady's name, hut my
sister, who knew the tricks and man
ners of the sex, told me the girl was
teasing, me nnd would give ine no satis
faction; that If I wanted to clear up
the matter I had better call and call
again nnd again till 1 had seen nnd
talked with my tormentor.
Had the girl hern unattractive I
might have dropped the matter. On
the contrary, her Image- that of u girl
with ii fare denoting character as well
ns being pretty seemed to grow upon
uie, and I was literally being teased
Into a condition bordering on the tender
passion. Summoning all my courage, I
culled upon the girl and sent up tny
card. An answer came that the young
lady was not nt home. This might
mean that she was not at home to me
or that she was really out. I culled
twice more on her, nnd each time re
ceived Home message that put me off
without being a positive refusal. Final
ly, on my third call, alio eaino Into the
room nnd stood regarding mo with
whnt she Intended, to bo n haughty
stare. Nevertheless I fancied I could
sec a sparkle In her ryo.
"I beg of you," I said, "cease thl
torment, which hns become unbonrabl.
If, as you say, I hare known and for
gotten you It must bo through some
physical defect on my pnrt, for In
health I am sure I could never forget
having once seen you."
"Did you not oneo live. In K.T" she
"Yen; when a lioy."
"And go to tho high school there?"
"And did you not carry books for
Dolly Farlelgh, a little girl eight years
"You don't mean"
"And didn't you"-
"Tell her that when we were grown
(die Hhould be? my little wife? Yes, I
did. nml I mn ready to, keep my word."
Mic sank on n sofa .with a delighted
elinckle, nnd I Rttt down beside her.
When sln saw imf nt tho theater slio
t once suspected yM I was ifnd was
about to linjlTilJwj -heft' Rhij per
ceived that I aiilreoogn,Ijo lief, jhe
turned away Yeinenlbcrug,. that she
had been fctarln? 1jpJiriri-whiT(' hiTgpt.
after all, 1J 9 ky-nngert.rbef.' 5ttt
tho loolc that JfaVhhfzi.
tlon tliaj I haii!nfciotcSJnnicrJ(ng
moro serious. 'Aoabt'of to)Wvjw
had only beer'temoLjthOeIpt
of tho noto Rlvtoififc!po7
I atoned. foffjM' imperfect memory
If a lifetime oftfuVotlort
EDWARD B. LINCOLN.
TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY
The Missouri Pacific Industrial Car Will
Visit Our Little City.
OUR BUSINESS MEN SHOULD ATTEND
Meeting Will Be Held In the Store Room
Formerly Occupied ByCapt. Bennett.
All the merchants of I'lattstnoulli
should not forget that tomorrow morn
ing at an early hour the Missouri I'acl
tlc Industrial Car will arrive in our
city. And, also, that the gentlemen
accompanying the same should r"celv
a cordial welcome to our town.
A public meeting will be held In the
.store rotiin formerly occupied by ('apt.
r.eiiuett both In the forenoon ami af
ternoon. These meetings are being
held at various points along I lie line
oftlu! Missouri I'aclilc railroad for the
put pose of taking act ion to encourage
the general advancement, of agricul
tural ami industrial piirsulls. These
arc subjects hi which every cltleii is
interested the farmer, the merchant,
ami professional man alike, and your
presence nt these meet lugs Is earnest
ly desired. Mr. S. I!. Young, agricul
tural ami horticultural agent, of tho
road, assisted by represenlal Ives of tho
various stale hoards of agricultural
colleges will deliver free lectures and
answer iiiestious pertaining to practi
cal and scientlllc farming, good roads
development, fruit anil vegetable
growing, stock breeding, dairying,
pool Uy raising and many other sub
jects of interest to all.
The Missouri lVIHc, Industrial Car
exhibit will be open all day l irrow,
In which will be found products of the
farm, orchard anil garden; also, all
kinds of fruit packages, spray puiiis,
pruning lusl rumeuts ami dilTcrcut
kinds of perllli.er, wit h literature ex
plaining how to farm for best results.
You arc cordially Invited to Inspect Its
contents. The car will remain on the
side t rack al the M. 1'. depot, the en
lire day, so all w ill have an opporl, uni
ty to inspect Its contents.
The . 1 1 j 1 1 1 nal hopes to see a good I urn
out ai t hese meet nigs hi noin larmers
and townspeople, ami I hat all w ill lake
lime t o Inspect, tin- indiist l iral car. 1 1
will pay all to do so.
A Fair Proposition.
In looking over the copy of the re
port of the county commissioners pro
ceedings this week we note the follow
ing: "The board ordered that from now
on the supplying of the county farm
with groceries and provisions shall lie
awarded among the different business
linns of riattsmouth the buying to
be for two months at a time at cacti
place until each have had their turn,
This In as It should he, and the Jour
nal thinks the county commissioners
have pursued a wise course in making
such an order. For years one tirm in
this city has had a monopoly upon
supplying the county poor farm, and
we think other firms have aright to
part of this patronage. It is only
justice that they should have, as the
sum expended each year for provisions
amounts to several hundred dollars,
and no 11 rm has any more right to It
than others. (Jive them all. a chance.
It is the peoples' money and not that
of an individual that buys these
What good does it do you to cat If
your stomach falls to digest the food?
None. It does you harm causes belch
ing, sour stomach, flatulence, etc.
When the stomach falls a little Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure after each meal will
digest what you eat and makes the
stomach sweet. V. G. Frlcke Sc Co.,
Cferlng Si Co.
Hold Initiatory Exercises.
A large number of enthusiastic
memlicrsof the Evergreen camp No.
70, of the Woodmen of the World,
assembled at their lodge rooms last
night to assist In the Initiatory exer
cises. Three new members Seth
Clintberg, (Jus U.Olson and L. Klnna
mon were admitted to the lodge, after
they had succeeded In undergoing the
required stunts. The members then
Indulged Id a banquet, and a royal
good time Is reported by those In
Wa vrKK-C.entlenian or lady with
good reference, to travel by rail or
with a rig, for a tirm of !:"o,ok) cap
ital. Salary $1,072 per year and ex
penses: salary paid weekly anil expenses
advanced. Address, with stamp, Jos
A. Alexander, Plattsmouth, Nebr.
CASTOR I A
lor IofanU and Children.
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