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PL.TTSMOUTII,NEHKASKA,TIIUHSI)AY, NOV KIlKltM 1, 11HXJ.
JOTTINGS FORJHE JOLLY
Short Paragraphs Preparii ml ftrloloei
Fir tfat Readers if till Journal.
Ttn Iriitrnllnt: days now dawn,
The times tlNgusttnir wlion
Wo put 0;ir henry flunmis on
Ami take Vm o(T ai'Mn,
Men are willing to confess the things
they can't lie out of.
No man ever surprised a woman by
telling her that he loved her.
Love enables a man to reach the
limit of either happiness or misery.
Every time a rami scores a failure he
realizes how little he amounts to.
It is easyenouglj to spend money,
but awfully hard to get value for it.
Often when men get together for an
Interchange of ldeas.both are cheated.
Anyway, a spite fence Is never too
high for the neighbors to think over.
It is safer to do business with a
crippled mule than an unloaded gun.
Many a man who owes his success to
his wife doesn't owe much at that.
When a fellow calls on a girl, the
later he stays the more he is gone on
Any married man can have his own
way after his wife tells him what It
You can't square yourself with God
unless you pay what you owe to your
Happy Is the woman who marries
the man who loves ber as much as she
When the married man doesn't
dress up his wife is apt to give him
a dressing down.
Electicn next Tuesday. Vote the
democratic ticket if you desire to
elect the best men.
It is true that women are foolish,
but if they were wise what would be
come of the men?
Most of the things we loam from ex
perience come under the head of com
Don't forget that the brown stone
front usually depends on a homely
brick rear for support. -
The man who spends his time play
ing chess need never hope to butt into
the frenzied financier class.
Tractlce makes perfect at least
piano practice is calculated to make
perfect martyrs of the neighbors.
Too many people are willing to step
from the straight and narrow path for
the purpose of picking up a dollar.
When a woman never gossips it may
merely mean that her friends are
afraid to trust Iter with their secrets.
An exchange remarks that it is easy
to love your neighbor as yourself, pro
vided that she is young and good look
ing. But the man who thinks lie has a
will of his own is apt to marry a wo
man who knows she has a won't of her
Many a man's failure is due to his
having wasted his time in envying the
success of his neighbor's strenuous
A man who sits down and waits for
something to turn up will gee his re
ward sooner or later. His toes will
Farmers who have not traded with
our merchants for years, are gradually
khiftlng back. Advertising is bring
This is a funny world. Some people
are glad that they are in It, while oth
ers are patiently waiting their turn
to get out.
The passing of the straw hat is a
theme for the comic poet, but he prob
ably will tiod no more in it than In any
other sort that is pasted.
Cutting up corn is hard work, but
when "the frost is on the pumpkin
and the fodder's in the shock" there
is a feeling that the country Is safe.
When all the woman callers Insist
that that the baby Is a perfect Image
of Its father he feels like going out in
the back yard for the purpose of kick
While it is merely a matter of con
jecture on our part, we lirmly believe
that the recording angel overlooks a
few of the remarks made by a man
who has the rheumatism.
A couple of loads of brick have been
unloaded In front or County Clerk
Roscncrans' residence. This lookR
like the commencing of laying of side
walk on south Sixth street In about
two months time.
The Journal olllcc has been favored
the past few days with a bevy of
charming young ladles engaged In
pasting election ballots. Thry arc a
lively set, and the oilice force regret
the hour In which thry will complete
Corn Hutkere Needed.
The demand forcornhuskers has be
come so great that the farmers have
appealed to Governor Mickey for help
from the penitentiary. The governor
has paroled one man and may permit
others to go Into the Country and help
gather the crop of corn. There are a
number of gentlemen who might be
interested in this line of honorable en
deavor after November 6, who are at
present waisting their time making
campaign speeches in trie school houses
of the county.
CUPID GUTS CUTE CAPERS
Everett Eaton and Miss Edna Marshall
Take Snap Judgment on Folks.
MARRIED FRIDAY EVENING AT ST. JOE
Young Couple Returned Home Last Evening
to Receive Parental BlessingTand
Congratulations of Friends:
Through a cousin, Mrs. Harriet
Griswold, who was seen at the Bur
lington station In Omaha Saturday
evening, while she was waiting for
the train to Plattsmouth, where she
spent Sunday, word was sent by Mr.
and Mrs. Everett Eaton that they
would return home Sunday to receive
the forgiveness and blessings of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cy A. Marshall.
On Sunday evening, asrthey had prom
ised, they came in on the Burlington
train, No. 14. from Omaha, and were
received with open arms by the par
ents of Mrs. Eaton, and also the
hearty congratulations of the friends
who had been so fortunate as to hear
of the happy event.
The Intelligence of the marriage
was not entirely unexpected by the
parents of the bride and the legion of
friends In this city, but still the glad
tidings that circulated through this
city Sunday proved to be a surprise to
many, for they had not anticipated
that the popular young couple would
take snap judgment upon home folks.
The first suspicion that Dan Cupid
was up to some cute caper was experi
enced by the parents when Miss Edna
(for so she was at the time) appeared
very anxious to go to St. Joseph. Mo.,
to visit with the family of an uncle.
After she had gone to St. Joe, about a
week ago last Saturday, these suspic
ions were increased when they learned
that Mr. Eaton went to St. Joe last
At the station In St. Joe he was
met by the bride-to-be and they imme
diately proceeded to the court house
to secure the papers necessary toward
joining two happy hearts in one.
From there they repaired to the home
of Rev. Wm. R. Dobyns, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church, who pro
nounced the words that united them
as husband and wife about half past
four o'clock Friday afternoon. After
receiving the minister's blessing, the
young couple went to the home of the
uncle, where the news was first made
public. Mr. and Mrs. Eaton remained
with ber uncle until Saturday, when
they started on the homeward journey
by the way of Lincoln, thence to
Omaha Saturday evening, where they
met the bride's cousin, Mrs. Griswold,
and where they stopped off to visit
Sunday, while Mrs. Gils nold came on
down to this city and apprised the
parents of the homecoming oftbeir
daughter and her husband.
On their arrival In this city, the
penitent principals of the elopement
were accorded an affect lor ate embrace
and a ready forgiveness in t'ie recep
tion held at the home or Mr. and
As soon as the friends, among whom
the Journal wishes to be numbered,
learned that Mr. and Mrs. Eaton were
at borne, congratulations and wishes
for a happy wedded life were tendered
The bride, wlohas rest Jed in this
city since childhood, attended the city
high school and later devoted her
time to vocal culture. She has always
been prominent In the musical circles
of our city, and her many friends will
Indeed be pleased to retain her aroong
The groom has be;n reared to man
hood In this city, where he has many
friends who will congratulate him In
securing such an accomplished wife.
Mr. Eaton, who is an Industrious and
capable young man, Is employed In the
Burlington sops of this city.
Good for everything a salve Is used
for and especially recommended for
plies. That Is what we say of De
Witt's Witch lla.cl Salve. On the
market for years and a standty In
thousands of families. Dot DeWltt's.
Sold t y V. 1. Frickc Co. andGerlng
ANOTHER PRETTY WE0DIN6
Rev. A. F. Ploetz and Miss Anna Gorier
United by Rev. Balrd Friday.
AT 7:30 AT HOME OF BRIDE'S MOTHER
Many Guests Witness Ceremony and Par
take of the Elaborate Supper Pre
pared for the Occasion.
The home of Mrs. Fred Gorder was
the scene of a very pretty wedding
Friday at "::JO, when Itev. A. F.
Ploetz, of Lexington, Neb., and Miss
Anna Gorder were united In the holy
bonds of wedlock by Rev. J. T. Balrd.
The home, which was very tastily deco
rated with large white chrysan
themums, carnations and roses, was
thronged with a gay gathering of rela
tives and friends.
Preceding the wedding march, Mrs.
John Gorder played the accompani
ment to "Promise Me," which John
Gorder sang, after which the tlower
girls, Misses Dorothy Gorder, of Weep
ing Water, and Catherine Gorder, In
pretty white dresses and carrying
bouquets of carnations, entered the
parlor and advanced to the appointed
place. They were followed by the
bridesmaids, Misses Anna and Claire
Wolfarth, who were also dressed In
white, and carried bouquets of pink
roses. The maid of honor, Miss Emma
Kncttlg of Clinton, Wis., appeared in
white, carrying a bouquet of red roses,
and was accompanied by the best man,
Paul Wolfarth. After these came the
oride, gowned in a white organdie
dress, and bearing a beautiful bouquet
of bride's rcses, and the groom In the
prevalent black suit.
The words that Joined tliera in the
happy union of husband and wife were
pronounced by Rev. J. T. Balrd, and
after receiving the blessing and con
gratulation of the many relatives and
friends present, a sumptuous supper
was served, and a social time enjoyed.
The young couple were the recipi
ent of many gifts that proved to be
useful as well as handsome reminders
of the happy event.
The bride who has grown to woman
hood In this community, and who is a
daughter of Mrs. Fred Gorder, has
many friends throughout the county.
The groom, who was the pastor of
the German Presbyterian church of
this city, recently accepted a call to
that church In Lexington, Neb. He
has many friends in this city, who
congratulate him. The Journal joins
in wishing the young couple a happy
wedded life. Mr. and Mrs. Ploetz de
parted Friday evening for Lexington,
Neb., where he has prepared a home
to receive his bride.
The out-of-town guests present were,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gorder of Water
town, Wis.; Mrs. Knettlg, Waterloo,
Wis.; Miss Emma Knettlg, Clinton,
Wis.; F. B Seelemlre and wife, Om
aha: A. Bocdeker and wife, Nehawka,
and Fred Gorder and daughter, Weep.
Miteee Alice and Ethel Dovey.
Many of the readers of the Journal
arc always pleased to hear from these
two favorites. Miss Ethel Is with "Ills
Highness, the Bey," or "On the Road
to Mandarlay," which will appear at
the Parmele theatre in this city on
the night of November 0. Miss Alice
Is with "The Vanderbllt Cup" which
opens the season at Grand Rapids,
Mich , tonight. The latter company
will appear In Omaha on the night of
November lt'tb, while the company
that Miss Ethel is with will be in
Omaha four nights. Both of the
young ladies have prominent parts,
which is the case with all the com
panies with which they have engage
ments. The Journal is always pleased
to here of the success of these highly
esteemed young ladies, who are justly
entitled to the appellation of the
"Pride's of Plattsmouth."
Colin May Loe.
What purports to be Governor
Mickey's decision as a Judge In the
case of Notary Max Cohn of Nebraska
City has been circulated about the
s'ate house. According to the report
that has leaked out from the gover
nor's olllce the commission of the no
tary Is to be revoked by the order of
the governor. His power to revoke a
imtary's commission has been ques
tioned, but his advisers believe that
the officer who haH power to Issue such
a commission must have Implied power
tinder the statute to revoke It. Com
plaint was made that Mr. Cohn had
acknowledged a signature when not
In the presence of the man whose
name Is signed to the document.
This Is said to constitute an offense
Justifying the governor In revoking
the notary's commission. The case
maybe appealed to a court.-Llncoln
Champion Corn Hutkcr Killed.
Charles Rennack, "the champion
corn busker of the world," was hurled
at Shenandoah last week, having been
killed In a railroad accident at Everett,
Wash. In the fall of Y.m he husked
210.M bushels of corn In ten hours,
and astonished the country. It was
the greatest corn husking feat then
known and the record has not since
AN IMPORTANT DIVORCE CASE
One of the Queerest Matters Ever Placed
I Upon the District Court Rec
' ords of Cass County.
A decree was entered Thursday In
the case of Agnes L. McDonald vs. A.
L. McDonald, a prominent ami worthy
hardware merchant of Kagle. In 1 sits
Mr. McDonald and Agnes L. liotts
ford were married in Lincoln, Ne
braska. It appears that Mrs. I'.otts
ford had been divorced from her hus
band, George S. Bottsford, an old citi
zen and resident of Otoe county, w hose
home was near Palmyra. Along
about the year 1m!i2 or l!i:i,Mr.s. Botts
ford and her husband separated, Mrs.
Bcttsrord going to the Territory of
Oklahoma, where she procured a di
vorce from her husband In the probate
court of Canadian county, In that Ter
ritory. This divorce was procured by
publishing a legal notice In a newspa
per without any actual notice on the
part of the husband. Thereafter, and
in 18!i8, Mrs. Bottsford married Mr.
McDonald and lived with him at
Eagle, Cass county, until UK)."., w hen
The present action was brought by
Mrs. McDonald for support. The hus
band answered the plaintiff's petition,
alleging, among other matters of de
fense, that the divorce proceeding In
Oklahoma was an Illegal proceeding.
First, because a divorce obtained in
that manner, on services of summons
by publication in a newspaper in a
jurisdiction different rrom that In
which the marriage domicile existed
w: illegal; and, second, that the pro
bate courts of Oklahoma in 18(4, when
Mrs. Bottsford obtained her decree of
divorce, possessed no authority to
grant divorces. The district court of
Cass county sustained both of these
defenses, and on Mr. McDonald's an
swer and cross bill gave him a divorce,
holding that the divorce proceedings
In Oklahoma were a nullity. This
holding of our Nebraska courts leaves
Mrs. McDonald still a married woman,
whose husband is living at the Sol
diers' Home at Leavenworth, Kansas.
The evidence on the hearing shows
that Mr. and Mrs. McDonald settled
all their property rights and differ
ences in 1005, at the time of their
separation, and that Mrs. McDonald's
true husband, Bottsford, is a worthy
man. The court also held that Mrs.
McDonald could not use the name of
the defendant, "McDonald," In busi
ness transactions. The Journal doubts
very much if there is a similar case
on record In any of the courts of the
FIRST NATIONAL BANK WINS
Long Drawl Out Litigation Against Francis
N. 6iisoo, it alM Apparently Ended.
A long drawn out action which has
been the source of much litigation in
the past ten years or more, was appar
ently ended yesterday by the decision
rendered by the district court In the
case of the First National Bank of
this city vs Francis N. Gibson, de
ceased, et al. This action dates from
about the time the Missouri Pad lie
railroad bnilt from Union to Omaha,
and crew out of the case of J. M.
Carter vs Francis N. Gibson, In which
action the plaintiff sought to recover
property placed in hands of defendant
In order to avoid several obligations.
After recovering part of the property,
the action was dropped, on account of
the death of the plaintiff.
Soon after this the First National
Bank filed an order of revivor, in or
der that they might institute suit
against Francis N. Gibson, and thus
recover a Judgment for a sum loaned
on tho property still In the possession
The case has been taken to the su
preme court twice, and the Judg
ments rendered by the district court
reversed and a new trial ordered each
time. Yesterday, the case was dc
elded for the third time, and It Is not
likely that the case will lie taken to
the supreme court again.
At tho present term of district
court the Issues were found In favor
of plalnllll and against defendant, and
that there Is due plaintiff the sum of
GO for which amount Judgment
Is ordered Willi 10 per cent Interest
from this date.
ANOTHER ROARBACK NAILED
Truth is Mighty and Will Prevail at All
Times and Under Most Circumstances.
The following letter was sent toThe
Slate Journal and the editor refused
to publish It as news mutter, and It
was printed In that paper as an adver
tisement: To the Editor of The State Journal:
1 notice you have given wide publicity
to a letter w ritten my me, enclosing
an editorial clipping from The Blair
Pilot, a republican paper, relative to
terminal taxation; but you have studi
ously avoided publishing the editorial
wh.ch Is the meat of the whole mat
ter. 1 hope you will now be fair
enough to print the editorial, so that
you readers may understand what you
have been talking alMiut. It is us fol
lows: Turned State' Evidence.
From the Blair Pilot (republican):
The Fremont Tribune has finally
turned state's evidence and let the cat
out of the bag.
Speaking of the action of the Oma
ha nominees for the legislature In bolt
ing Brown and standing for an ( imaha
man for senator, the Tribune says that
"the terminal taxation plank in the
republican state platform was Inserted
for the benefit of Omaha."
That Is just what The Pilot charged
all along. The fake reformers took
the scnatorshlpaway from Omaha and
then to sort of even up resolved to take
12:1,000,000 of railroad propcity away
from the rest of the state and give It
to Omaha for taxation purposes.
Was there ever a bolder fraud perpe
trated by any political ring?
The fake reformers stopped at noth
ing In their endeavor tonomlnatc Nor
rls Brown for ssnator. They made al
liance with political outlaws such as
the grain and 1 11 in lie r trusts and open
ly campaigned with the representa
tives of these blood-sapping vampires.
Tbcy made alliances with the corpora
tions, and the cappers of the railroads
were secretly at work all through the
campaign to defeat Rosewatcr and
Not satisfied with their bold and
reprehensible alliances, none the less
of which was an alliance with defend
ants In court, they bargained away the
rights of the people boldly and deliber
ately, and for the sole purpose of exer
cising the right of eminent domain In
respect to the spoils of office. We re
peat, that when the fake reformers in
serted the terminal taxation plank in
the platform they did it to assaugc
Omaha for the loss of the scnatorshlp,
and they did it for no other purpose
than to get votes In Douglas county.
A bolder fraud, we say, was never com
mitted even by Tammany in the balmy
days of Boss Croker.
The secret did not come out, how
ever, until the Omaha nominees for
the legislature bolted Brown and then
the Fremont Tribune let the cat out
of the bag by saying that "the ter
minal taxation plank was put in the
platform for the benefit of Omaha,"
and unless Omaha members of the leg
Islature stood by Brown such a law
would not be passed.
When did the Tribune receive Its
commission as dictator? When was It
given the great power to say what laws
shall be enacted? Its language is that
Omaha is to get t2:,O0O,0OO of taxable
assets If It supports Brown and is to
lose this amount if it doesn't. In
other words, if Omaha supports Brown,
I2.r,ooo,000 of taxable property Is to be
taken away from the rest of the cities
and villages of t lie state and given to
Was there ever In the history of any
political party a bolder or more bra .en
attempt at bribery of the voters? Was
there ever a more shameful betrayal of
confidence and that, too, under the
guise of reform?
Under the existing law the value of
the terminal property is added to and
distributed over the outside mileage so
that a mile of railroad in the outside
counties Is as valuable for taxation as
a mile of railroad In Douglas county
A fairer method for the assessment of
railroad property has never yet been
devised. The proposition to change it
is a scheme to make an unpopular and
unfit man senator, not an effort to re
Incidentally we arc under obiiga
Hons to the FrcmontTribiiuc for turn'
Ing state's evidence.
Tho purpose or my icucr was 10 can
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Hon If fairly submitted to the people
The Journal knows would mean the
election of the entire fusion state and
legislature tickets. Hence the effort
to discredit us and fool the people by
boldly and falsely charging that wcare
In league with the railroad.'-, and at
the same time refusing to publish,
with my letter, the foregoing editorial.
S. T. A1.1.1.N,
(iialrn an Democratic State Com.
INDEED A WONDERFUL BOAT
Former Cass County Citizen Invents a New
Several years ago thero resided at
Kaglc, In the southwest pari of Cass
county a genllen an by the name of C.
A. Manker. lie was married there
and is now at Pearl, Illinois. He has
Invented a wonderful lioat, and the St.
Louis Republic, In speaking of the
great Invention, says:
"The greatest discovery In water
navigation since the dajs of Robert
Fulton comes from a banker and boat
builder In the little town on tho Illi
nois river. He promises to accomplish
"New York to Liverpool In two days;
around the world by water in twenty
days; ordinary speed, one mile a min
ute: racing speed, loo in Its per hour;
power saved, NO per cent.
"('. A. Manker Is the Inventor of
Ibis wonderful "waU-r devil" which
has come to revolutionize the world
In fast and economic navlga' on and
to place sea-going vessels, as well as
pleasure and man-of-war boats, In a
class that no land transportation can
excel when the new prim Iple, which
Its Inventor calls the hydrpcurve, Is
applied to larger vessels.
' Several years ago Manker conceiv
ed the Idea of producing a lwat capable
of receiving an advantage from the
pressure of the water to assist the
movement of the boat and which
would not be retarded In speed by un
necessary resistance of the water dis
placed by the hull, as Is the case In the
ordinary construction of hulls. Being
a close student of natuac. and a mind
given to consideration of fundamental
law, he deducted from the action of a
body under process of accelerated mo
tion that water In Mowing out of the
path of a boat and returning thereto
sought to obey the law of accelerated
motion. The fact having been lirmly
established, he then invented the hy
drocurve hull, every water line of
which was a digrammatlc expression
of this Important, law.
"Within the last two years four
boats of the hydrocurve pattern have
occn built. The third one was launch
ed on the Mississippi river at Alton on
July 27, IfMXi, and on Its first trial at
tained the astonishing speed of thirty
two miles an hour, with a twenty
horse power engine.
"On September 20 another boat,
twice as large and carrying but forty
horse power, was launched at Alton,
and over a measured course of rive
eighths of a mile made a bunt of
speed of thirty-seven miles an hour,
the engine not at that time being
worn to allow its full power. Tho
same day It ran from Alton to St.
Louis In fifty-live minutes, exceeding
schedule passenger train speed be
tween those points.
"Mr. Manker Is but a comparatively
young man, but his name will go'down
In history alongside of the few who
have labored witb the tangled mys
tery of Invention and came out with a
Oeath of Mr. Luclnda A.
Mrs. Luclnda Ax who had been sick
for several weeks past, died Tuesday
morning at the home of her son, John,
south of Kagle, aged 74 years. Mrs.
Ax was born in Coshocton county,
Ohio, but for the past X years she has
made her home in this state. Five
children, Mrs. Mollle King of Have
lock; John, Mis. J. II. Latrom, and
Kd. of Kagle; and Frank, of Vesta,
survive her. Besides these she leaves
ten grandchildren and live great
grandchildren. One daughter pre
ceded her in death.
Since the first organiatlon of the
Methodist church at this place Mr;.
Ax has Ken one of Its most ardent
members, sue lias been a devoted
Christian most of her life and died
clinging to the faith that the disciples
of Christ "shall raise again to walk in
newness of life."
The funeral was held in the Metho
dist church at Palmyra, Thursday
afternoon, conducted by the Rev. L.
F. Tcwnsend, and the remains laid t
rest In Rosewood cuiniteryat Palmyra
to await the Redeemer's summons 011
the resurcctlon morn.-Kagle Beacon.
I can sell you lands In South Dak'.i 1
In the best part or the state ru -! t
is anylKidy. Sec Falter.
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