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THE LAST DAY FOR
For the Past Month Courts Han Been I
sieged fej Aliens Who Wish to
UW 60ES INTO EFFECT THURSDAY
It Won't bt So Easy to Becost i Citi
zen of This Fret America
After This Date.
For the first time in tbe history of
this great "land ot the free and home
of tbe brave," Uncle Sam will take a
hand in the making of his citizens.
Tomorrow (Thursday, September 27,
1906) will be the beginning of the
troubles of the future would-be Amer
ican. Then, to quote a local official,
"It will be easier for the proverbial
camel to go" through the eye or a
needlo than for an alien to become a
citizen of the United States.""
The sweeping changes about to be
inaugurated by Uncle Samuel in the
naturalizing process have become
widely known, and in consequence the
district courts of Nebraska have been
swamped daily for the past month by
declarations of Intention known as
the "first papers" and applications for
naturalization termed "second pa.
pers," and the final court proceedings
The Cass county district court com
menced two weeks ago last Monday,
and almost dally,, from the first day
(or when court was In session) an
average of about a half a dozen aliens
per day have appeared before that
tribunal for citizenship papers. At least
one hundred In Cass county have ap
plied for their papers and have been
sent on their way rejoicing at the re
muneration of another yoke for tbe
protection and civic rights afforded by
the Stars and Stripes.
After tomorrow this protection and
these rights can be obtained by the
foreigner desirous of wielding a ballot
but the modus operandi will be a far
different affair. If be happens to en
ter port subsequently to that date, he
will imagine he is being sized up for
the rogues' gallery. After taking his
name, a list of his family, his date of
arrival, bis last residence, intended
place of abode, and the name of the
ship he came on, a man will face the
aspirant for citizenship toward the
light and gaze Into his eyes.
It is not an experiment in hypno
tism, however, although, if fear could
produce the effect, the alien probably
would straightway lapse into catalep
tic regidlty. The government official
of the new department, to be known
as the Bureau of Immigration and
Naturalization, is simply trying to
ascertain tl.8 color of the new arrival's
Then his hair undergoes a scrutiny,
and, with the alien's complexion, is
classified by a man who has made a
study of the spectrum. His height Is
next measured, and the foreigner who
wonders, perhaps, why the Bertlllon
measurements are not taken also, then
receives a copy of his identity.
If he has answered the questions
put to him, he gets his "first papers,"
and Is allowed to live in the United
States five years before taking the
next step In the process.
But the worst is yet in store for the
ambitious alien. When he comes
back at the end of the prescribed years
of residence, the paths he must tread
before he becomes a full-fledged Amer
lean citizen are devious and tortuous,
not to mention the possibility of their
being expensive. For Uncle Sam re.
' serves the right to subpoena witnesses,
if he sees tit, at the expense of the ap
plicant, to disprove his claims to cltl
When tbe new enactment becomes
effectivo tbe alien must speak tbe
English language before he can get
his final papers. There will be fewer
courts with Jurisdiction to naturalize
and a string of formalities that will
make the goal of citizenship appear a
long way off to the discouraged appll
This has been one great cause for
the grand rush to become naturalized
and the rush has not only occurred in
Casscountv. but all over the state of
Nebraska. There will be but few
aliens in this county who have not
taken advantage of the old law, and it
Is very doubtful If there Is one in the
county after today who has not taken
out his papers.
When two stronir men come to
bio s, even If they are well matched,
It Is not a pleasing sight, but if the
man who gets the worst of It will use
De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve, he will
look better and feel better In short or
dor. no sure vim net De Witt's. Good
for everything a salve is used for, In
cludlnir Dlles. Sold by Frlcke & Co,
and Gerlng & Co.
Mont disfiguring skin eruptions,
icrofula, pimples, rashes, etc., are duo
to Impure blood. Burdock Blood Bitten
ii a cleansing blood tonic. Makes you
Wouldn't It Seem Queer?
The revival of steamboat days is all
the talk row days in ti e principal
Missouri river cities, and many believe
that boats will be plying up and
down the "Big Muddy" unloading
and taking on freight as In "the days
of yore." It will seem queer to see
the steamboats plying the Missouri
river, but the movement In the direc
tion of lower freight rates seems to
point In this direction. Halt a cen
tury ago the boats on the Missouri
river were a spectacle to behold. As
the big packet would land at the
wharf everybody and the children
used to go to the landing and watch
the roustabouts carry off tbe merchan
dise freight and load tbe boat with
corn, cured meat and other products.
If a line of steamers Is put on be
tween St. ?oe and Omaha, .it will be
tbe making of the river towns.
A LETTER FROM OREGON
C. W. Sherman Writes an Interesting
Letter to an Old Friend.
Our old friend, Conrad Schlater, re
ceived a long letter from C. W. Sher
man a few days since, from which we
are permitted to copy a part. It is a
very interesting production, but being
quite lengthy, we are unable to pub
lish the same in full. Mr. Sherman
was for many years editor of this pa
per, and while thousands of miles
away at the present time, ne still
takes quite an Interest in Nebraska
affairs. We may, however, publish
other extracts of the letter later. In
speaking on the political affairs, Mr.
"Well, time (lies, and Nebraska peo
ple are in the midst of another state
campaign. It is interesting to me a
far away onlooker to note the fact
that the republicans have at last par-
tlally awakened to realize that the
railroad bosses have been making
fools ot them long enough, and they
have nominated a real good man for
governor, who isn't afraid to call his
soul his own! I know Captain Sheldon
and always liked him. Have been
sorry to see him In such bad company,
ne is naturally a democrat, and ought
to be In that party. Ills surroundings
are not suitable to such a character as
his. He is like a trout in a mud pud
dle. But the railroad manipulators
still had enough power to get two of
their creatures on the board which as
sesses their property, however.so there
Is no hope of making the roads pay
their share of the taxes, unless the
democrats win this fall.
"It has doubtless made your heart
glad that Mr. Bryan is again at home,
and that the people are coming to
recognize him for what he is worth to
the state and the nation. To you and
I, who have known him personally for
so many years, he is the same, com
mon, whole-souled, earnest, conscien
tious and sincere man, whose heart '.s
ever warm to the woes of the masses,
whose life is free from guile.and whose
heart's ambition is to lift up the na
tion to a higher ideal of civic right
eousness. We know blm as a plain,
candid, honest democratic democrat,
who loves his fellow man with a sin
cerity that no man can question; who
cares far more to be in the right than
to hold tbe highest office In the world.
And the whole world Is coming to our
way of thinking. The distinguished
consideration shown him abroad, and
tbe great reception recently tendered
him In New York, shows this. We
love him because we know he is a trua
man true to us, true to every prin
ciple he ever avowed, and true to the
people whose confidence he enjoys and
whose trust he has never betrayed.
We love him, too, because of his su
preme moral courage, tbe courage to
face a nation for tbe sake of his con
victions of right and duty. And, per
haps most of all, we love him because
In him the people have a leader who Is
not afraid to lead, and who Is pure
and above reproach. That he will be
nominated for president next year
seems certain; that he will be elected
depends solely upon the question
whether tbe money power can corrupt
tbe ballot enough to defeat him as it
did In '90."
Not Claiming So Much Now.
In an Interview with the republican
candidate for governor by a Lincoln
News reporter the other day, Senator
Sheldon said: "I don't want republl
cans to get so confident that they will
think it unnecessary to go the polls
and vote. While everything looks
favcrable to our ticket and I do
not see how we can lose, but
there Is a hard light still to make.
The democrats will leave nothing un
done to win. Mr Shallcnbcrgcr, espeel
ally, Is exerting every effort to do so."
Since the returns from Maine, the re
publicans of Nebraska are not claim
Ing as big a majority for Sheldon as
that received by Roosevelt two years
ago. They will bo willing to accept,
even a small majority by the time the
election rolls round. The democratic
candidate for governor Is a vote-getter
and on the stump is a power.
Might Have Proven Serious.
Mrs. T. P. Livingston experienced a
slight runaway this morning that
might have proven quite serious. She
wasoutbugtfy riding with the gentle
family horse that she drives so much,
and in passing down Oak street, on
the hill side near the Oliver Dovey res
idence, the harness In some way broke
and the horse started to run. Mrs.
Livingston held tightly to the lines
and kept the animal in the road, but
was unable to check his speed until
they arrived at Manspeaker's livery
barn. Most women would have been
so frightened that the animal would
have gotten away, but her presence ot
mind saved her from any injury other
than tbe shock from the thought of
what It might have been.
Why Not Visit Plattsmouthf
.While C. S. Sherman Is so busy In
visiting other cities of the state in an
effort to organize a base ball league,
many of the sports are wondering why
he should give Plattsmoutu such a
wide berth. We have Just as good
ball players in Plattsmouth as they
have In any of the cities he Is visiting,
and the Journal also begs leave to ask
tbe question why he thus gives his old
home town the "shake?"
Mrs. W. P. Keeler, of Spokane,
Wash , who has been visiting at the
home of her mother, Mrs. C. Rln
hackle, in this city, will depart the
fore part of the week for a few days
visit In Belle Plains, Kan., after which
she will return to Plattsmouth before
going to her home. In company with
her brother Louie she visited with
friends In Omaha yesterday. Mrs.
Edward Stamm and Geo. Stamm and
wife, of Havelock, spent a few days at
the Reinhackle home during the visit
of Mrs. Keeler at her old home.
Blind" Caused by Alcohol.
Ir. R. K. Djohttle of New York
analyzed a number of advertised rem
edies and found that many of them
contain wood alcohol which Is a deadly
poison. On? case was reported of a
girl who last her eyesight after using
such a preparation on her face. Un
scrupulous manufacturers do not only
use wood alcohol for liniments, but
also for flavoring extracts and for
cheap whiskies and cordials, which
must In every case destroy the stom
ach. The only remedy for a sick
stomach Is Trlner's American Elixir
of Bitter Wine, which contains pure
grape-wine and selected herbs only.
Not a drop ot any chemicals. It will
cure every stomach, wherever a cure
Is possible; It will enable it to accept
and digest all food. It will make
new, pure blood of the thoroughly di
gested food. It will strengthen the
nerves and make the complexion bril
liant. At drug stores. Jos. Trlner,
799 So. Ashland Ave., Chicago, 111.
Mist Ruth Johnson Entertain.
Miss Ruth. Johnson entertained a
number of friends at her home In the
north part of town last evening, In
honor of her friend, Miss Francis
Weldman. The occasion was given In
honor of Miss Weldman's eighteenth
birthday, and was a very enjoyable af
fair in every particular. lkulte a num
ber of young friends were present. At
the usual hour liyht refreshments
were served. All present pronounce
Miss Johnson a royal entertainer.
Mission Feast and Harvest Home
festival at St. Paul's Evangelical
church next Sunday. Services will
begin at the regular morning service,
and again at 2::io and 8 p. in. Several
outside ministers will be present to
take part In the services.
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"STRONG ARM" IN OMAHA
Plattsiptli Man 6ets Behind the Notori
ous Midway Saloon and Meets
Early yesterday morning, savs the
Omaha Bee, James Bajeck of Platts
mouth came rushing Into tho police
station and complained tliatMie had
been held up back of tho Midway sa
loon, Twelfth and Capitol avenue, and
robbed of t-X He said ho was a
stranger In the city and was looking
over the sights when he was accosted
by a colored man and woman who sud
denly took him unawares and per
formed the "strong arm" act on him,
separating him from his portable
worldly possessions. Officers Davis
and Llckcrt were sent out on the case
and arrested Charles Mitchell, 1009
Davenport street, and Henrietta
Hicks of Topcka, Kan., on thechargo
of having committed the offense.
Their cases are set for today (Thurs
day.) Bajeck said it was dark and he
could not Identify his alleged assailants.
CARL R. GOCICMER
nf Wahoo, Neb., Democratic candidate for Secretary of State.
For Sale. Ten-room house and live
lots near tho M. P. depot for sale. A
bargain. Apply to J. II. Thrasher,
room 20r, Coates' block
District Court News.
The wheels of justice were started
grinding in the districtcourt Tuesday
morning, and the first case on tbe
docket has thus far taken up the en-
fire day, that of Wm. Deles Dernier,
et al., vs. Carrie Carroll. This case Is
the result of a controversy In which
the plaintiff alleges unpaid attorney
fees for services In some legal matters
adjusted for tbe defendant some time
ago. The plaintiff has levied upon
some real estate out at Elm wood, the
former home bf defendant. Byron
Clark appears for the plaintiff and A.
N. Sullivan for the defendant.
A few more naturalization papers
were Issued Tuseday night, Wednes
day as follows: Albert Thicl, J. II.
Miller, Gustar Ileldeman, August
Hahn, Wm. Bartolo of Cass county
and nans Goos of Otoe county.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
on Nature's Plan.
The most successful medicines are
those that aid nature. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy acts on this plan.
Take It when you have a cold and It
will allay the cough, relieve the lungs,
aid expectorations, open the secre
tions and aid nature In restoring tho
system to a healthy condition. Thous
ands Imvo testified to'lts superior ex
cellence. It counteracts any tendency
of a cold to result In pneumonia.
Price, 2 cents. Largo size, "0 cents.
For sale by F. U. Frlcke & Co. and A.
Foil RKNT-two nicely furnished
rooms, modem and convenient to tow n.
Suitable for two or, four young men.
Enquire at the Journal.
Call and see the beautiful Vesta
Tlllcy, Peter Pan, Parma, Otero, Mil
lcr and Georgette hats at our opening
II. E. W. idmitn &K
Car Shortage in the West.
A special dispatch from Chicago
says: "There is not a railroad in the
west that Is able to furnish enough
cars and motive power , to handle Its
freight traffic with promptness called
for by shipping interests. The move
ment Is unprecedented, and promises
to keep up for months to come. This
Is due to tbe practical making ot the
corn by recent good weather, and to
the Increased feeling ot confidence
that prevails owing to the good crops.
More goods are being bought and paid
for with a readiness than Is seldom
seen. Shippers are complaining rrom
all sections that they are unable to
get cars; and much buying of goods
has been done ahead of the regular
time In order to secure deliveries.
Grain men In the Interior complain
that they cannot get cars, and ship
ments are delayed. The extent of the
car shortage can be measured from a
statement made by an official of the
St. Taul road, who says they are short
3,000 to 5,000 a day In their orders for
Sarah Barnhardt's Great Play.
Strange as It may seem, the play In
which, (next to Camllle,) Madame
Earnhardt made her greatest success
has never been played by her In any
country but her own. This play Is
"Woman of Mystery," (Uno Femme
Mysterlcuse.) The American rights
have been secured by Mgrs. Walters
Sc Way and Miss Couttenay Morgan
has been chosen to." the rtleof Ayshca
Knowing the success Miss Morgan his
made of Earnhardt roles In the past
we can knowingly look for something
beyond tho ordinary In the above pio-
ductlon at the Parmclo Theatre on
Monday, October 1, i;wi.
The next time you want a good
smoke, call for the "Eagle,'' the best
on tho market.
A Narrow Escape.
In a letter to Conrad Schlater, Jas
Stander tells him of a narrow escape
that happened to the Journal's old
friend, John l. Furguson, who lives
four miles south of Louisville, yester
nay anoui noon. Mr. lurgusou was
engaged In hauling hay and fell from
the load down between tho horses.
Ills right shoulder was dislocated, and
he was otherwise bruised. Dr. Wort
man and Green were summoned, and
fixed him up as well as possible, after
which he seemed cheerful and thought
he would get along nicely, and thought
he ought to he thankful that his In
juries were not worse. It was Indeed
a narrow escape, as nine times out of
ten, such an accident would have re
suited In a great deal worse Injury, If
not Instant death. Tho Journal hopes
he will soon bo himself again.
District Court Doings.
The case of William Deles Dernier,
et. al., vs Carrie Carrol, wherein the
plaintiff seeks to recover about J.'IOO
attorney's fees, which occupied the
attention of the court yesterday, was
given to the Jury about 5 o'clock last
evening. The Jury was locked In the
Jury room over night, and this morn
ing returned a verdict for the defend
ant. The matter will be appealed to
the higher court.
Naturalization papers were Issued
today to Peter Johnson, Oscar John
son and Peter Ott, Henry Eichel.
Sheriff iulnton today served the pa
pers in the case of George D'Ment
against A. T. Fried In which the
plaintiff asks for equitable relief from
a transaction In which he recently be
came possessor of the Fried drug str re
In this city. The suit was brought In
the district court of Johnson county
and the case will be heard In Tecum
sch, Mr. D'Mcnt's former home.
The case of John U. 1'opc vs. Geo.
Oberlc, et al, was called immediately
at the re-assembling of court this
afternoon. This Is a matter wherein
the plaintiff sues for damages sus
tained in a runaway, in which he had
a limb broken. The defendant at the
time the accident occurred was run
ning a saloon In Greenwood. The
plaintiff lives a few miles from Green
wood, and had been to town for a load
ot lumber. It Is claimed be imbibed
too freely of Mr. Oberle's "red eye,"
and returning home, was unable to man
age his team, and tho horses ranaway
throwing him to the ground with the
above result. The Jury selected in
the case is composed of the following
J. M. Vondran, Joseph Mullls, C. S
Stone, D. L. Amlck, Wm. Atchison
Henry Knabe. S. V. Glrard, J. F,
Froellcb, E. O. Loucks, Walter Jen
kins, S. O. Cole and D. J. Pitman.
White or Fancy
will tone up your
appearance for the
Iiuy it "where
Price $1.25 to S3.50
"Whin Quality CounU."
McClnnahnn W.-irrtMl Nuptials.
Among tho passengers on the early
morning train for Omaha this morn
ing were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tavlor.
who were accompanying a happy couple
to that city to be made man and wife
The happy couple were none other
than Miss Margaret Warren, one of
Plattsmouth's most popular young
adles, an excellent musician and
leader of the Parmclu orchestra, and
Mr. Robert McClanahan, a popular
young man, formerly of this city.
The couple will he married and re
turn home on the evening train. The
news of the wedding will be a great
surprise to Miss Warren's friends.
Here's hoping that their sail upon tho
matrlmonlalsca will be without squalls
and the Journal joins their many
friends In wishing them the best of
Marriage at the Court House.
After securing the necessary papers
to Join themselves In the holy bonds
of matrimony about 2 o'clock this
afternoon, Frank Bergman of Wabash
and Miss Henrietta L. Sorenscn of
Manlcy, were made happy by Judge
Travis, In his usual manner of joining
together two happy hearts. There was
quite a number ot tbe "curious" pres
cnt when tbe marriage occurred.
Speolal Train to Omaha.
On account of Ak-Sar-Bcn Electrical
Parade, Wednesday, October 3, the
Burlington will run a special train
leaving Plattsmouth at 7 p. m.; and
returning, leavo Omaha at 1 p. m
Fare 73 cents for the round trip.
W. L. Pick ett, Agent
There has been no new cases dis
posed of. The Tope vs. George Oberle
case, mentioned In yesterday's Jour
nal, is still on, and Just as we goto
press the Jury has been granted a va
cation for a few moments, perhaps to
get a fresh start for an all night selgo
In the jury room, when they get charge
of the case.
A Good Ball Came.
Tbe Red Sox will cross bats with
tho Fort Crook team again on next
Tuesday, October 2. This promises
to be an exciting game. The 30th In
fantry band will accompany tbe Fort
Crook team to this city, and during
the day will give a concert. Don't
fail to attend both concert and ball
The annual meeting of the Cass
County Farmers' Protection Ass'n
will be held In Louisville on Saturday,
October r, at 2 o'clock p. m., for the
purpose of electing officers for the en
suing year and transacting such other
business as may come before the meet
ing. J. G. Mkikixoek, Secretary.
The Presbytorlan Market.
The ladles of tho Presbyterian
church will re-open the Market In tho
first week of October, and will bo In
chargo ot Mesdamcs J. N. Wise and
P. E. Ruffncr the first month. The
Market will occupy tho samo quarters
as last year In tho Riley hotel block.
Then your blood must be In
a very bad condition. . You
certainly know what to take,
then take it Ayer's Sarsa
parilla. If you doubt, then
consult your doctor. We know
what he will say about this
grand old family medicine.
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