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rLATTSMOUTH,XEllKASKAniUKSI)AY, NOVKMlUCli 15, 1000.
JOTTINGS FORJHE JOLLY
bort Paragraphs Prepared and Parlolnei
For the Readers cl the Journal.
"Tlio snow Is fullinir fu-0.
The wlmls rv irruwtnir tihl.
'Hip liwi iv liaiv of leaves.
For w inter Is here so tiaM."
Yes, the sun shines fur all when It
Prolonged visits are apt to deal hos
pitality a death blow.
All things come quickly to those
who wait on themselves.
Use the hammer of truth when you
have occasion to nail lies.
Charity uses a lot of whitewash for
the benefit of her friends.
Chicken thieves are still applying
their avocations In this city.
One can never estimate a man s
salary by the work he claims to do.
It costs more to avenge our wrongs
than It does to protect our rights.
If a woman laughs at a man's jokes
It's because he Isn't her husband.
He who steals a watch should not be
surprised If he has to do time later.
If a man Is really In love with a girl
the redness of her hair Is invisible.
Show us a man who failed to make
good and we will show you a knocker.
About the only free silver we need
expect Is the silver lining of the clouds.
A woman never thinks as much of a
man as she thinks he thinks she does.
It doesn't take much of a domestic
storm to sour the milk of human kind
ness. It takes a woman to make every
word tell when it comes to imparting
Even the temperance orator some
times has occasion tospeak with bated
Its difficult to convince the average
man that he isn't as clever as he
thinks he is.
It may be better to be happy than
to be rich, but no poor man ever de-
' rived any satisfaction from that
When the opposing attorney offers
to compromise it means that you have
a gcod case.
Nothing swells a man up so much as
to have a pretty girl ask him for in
There is no half way point with a
woman. She Is either very generous
or very stingy.
It Isn't very much consolation to the
homely girl to be told that beauty is
only skin deep.
It has been observed that the aver
age man is never so happy as when he
is posing as a critic.
A watch should always have a guard;
otherwise It's apt to be stolen in an
unguarded moment. '
Thankstrlvlne is only two weeks
hence, and turkeys are almost entirely
out of sight In price.
To most men's minds an Ideal wife
Is that of an acquaintance who is said
to spoil her husband. '
Almost any cue cn he a power for
evil but It takes a man among men
to be a power for good.
When a girl gets hold or a young
man's bcart strings she proceeds to
tie them In a beau-knot.
Only few men are able to appreciate
the humor In a practical joke that
comes at tbem point first.
Tbe people who live on south Sixth
street feel very grateful that those
new sidewalks are finished.
When a man attempts to Interfere
with tbe affairs of a woman the best
he can get Is the worst of it.
Ignorance of the law excuses do man
but It sometimes accounts for the ran
ure of a lawyer to make good.
Manv a fool has acquired a reputa
Hon for wisdom by accldently doing
the right thing at the right time.
Itlaaereatshock to a bride when
she discovers that her husband isn't as
fond of angel cake as he Is of beefsteak
When a man and his wife get along
nicely together all the women In' the
neighborhood think It's because me
wife is boss.
Dignity carried to excess becomes a
chronic disease. There arc several
young ladles terribly aftllctcd with the
disease In tnlsold town.
Some girls In this town make more
noise on the streets than some boys
Thev act like a lot of ducks a squack
Ing In order to let the people know who
The Dostofllco lobby has become
quite a resort or meeting place fur
young people. Somet Imes patrons can
get at their boxes without much
trouble hut more times they can't for
Has Not Been Benefitted.
During the last five years the price
of everything that has to do with the
making of a newspaper has advanced.
Type, Ink, paper, labor, machinery-
all have gone upward in price, and In
dications are that the price of white
paper will further advance owing to
the scarcity of raw material. During
all this advance In price for their pro
ducts their price of subscription has
remained the same, advertising rates
have not been advanced, and many of
the standard Items of commercial job
printing are still done at the same old
prices. It Is the only trade on record
that has not been benefitted by the
advance in prices,
HE COULDN'T PUT IT BUCK
Sergent-at-Arms Says It Belongs to
lard and Not the Government.
A special from Washington to the
Omaha Bee, contains the following:
The attempt of Congressman I'oliard
to refund $1,801. representing salary
paid him from March 4 to July 1M:hi5,
will probably prove futile. It was the
contention of his opponent In the late
election that as he was lirst elected on
a later date at special election to till
the unexpired term of Senator Bur
kett he was not entitled to salary for
the period when he was technically
not a member. Sergeant -at-Arms
Casson is not In the city, but his assis
tant said there was no precedent so
far as he knew for such an action on
the part of a congressman and he
could not say ' positively just what
might be done with the draft from
rollard when it arrived, except, of
course, it would be neid until .Mr.
Casson returns. He expressed the
opinion, however, that the draft
would be returned to Mr. Pollard.
Mr. Tollard, he said, is clearly legally
entitled to the money and Mr. Casson
could not take it unless Mr. Pollard is
so anxious to get rid of his cash as to
make a present of tbe draft to Mr.
Casson personally. There seems to
be no way to cover this money back
into the treasury except through one
avenue, and tnat wouia dc to sena it
direct to the treasury and have it
placed In what is known as the 'con
Winter Wheat Figure.
The total acreage of winter wheat In
Nebraska for l'JOti, announced by the
state labor bureau upon reports re
ceived from tbe various county asses-
sorsls 1,H.2.8.jO acres last year. 'The
average yield per acre this year was
24.5 bushels and last year it was 21.0.1
bushels. The production this year is
45,889,363 bushels, against .16,0:10,319
bushels last year. The value of the
crop this year was $19,503,085.05,
against a total valuation last year of
125,041,223.30. Richardson county
carried off the banner for the largest
yield per acre, this county producing
an average yield of 3X4 bushels. Clay
county comes first in tbe production
Nebraska G. A. R. Don't Like It.
Nebraska members of the G. A. B.
are lending their support to a move
ment for changing the location of the
next national encampment from Sara
toga, N. Y., to some more accessible
point. Tbe last national encampment
held In Minneapolis, chose Saratoga as
the 1907 meeting place, but tbe selec
tion is causing great dissatisfaction In
tbe western states. It Is now thought
likely that enough pressure will be
brought upon tbe national headquar
ters to secure the removal of the gath
ering. Cleveland, Cincinnati and In
dlanapolls are among the cities to
which It Is proposed to take the en
The main objections to Saratoga are
that it Is on only one line of railroad
and that Its hotel service Is too ex
pensive to suit tbe purses of the vet
erans. The icngtn or me trip neces
sary from this part of the country Is
another argument for tbe change. I f
the encampment goes any farther cast
than the points named, many Ne
braska veterans think it should be
held at Washington, which would
make it convenient for them to attend
tbe Jamestown exposition on the
A Surprl to HI Friend.
The democrats of Mills county,
Iowa, fared very well In the recent
election. They secured the sheriff,
treasurer, clerk, county attorney and
one supervisor. A. K. Cook of Mai
vern was defeated for county attorney
by EllshaStarbuck, by a majority of
3W. The defeated candidate s
brother of Dr. Cook of Tlattsmouth
and his defeat was quite a surprise to
Some men take chances on boarding
house hash In preference to matrl
POLLARD PUTS IT ALL BACK
Congressman Returns Salary to
NO STRINGS TIED TO THE TENDER
Gives Reasons Why He Did Not Return
Same Before Election.
-S-': . a5
Congressman Pollard has put it back.
Ju the following letter, sent to the
Journal Friday morning, Mr. Pollard
gives his reason for not taking this
action previous to the election. The
letter which he mailed last night to
the sergeant-at-arms of the house of
representatives, contained a draft for
ll,Hiil.84. The Journal Is pleased to
give Mr. Pollard's letter a place In Its
Nkiiawka, Neb., Nov. H, 190(i. lion.
Henry D. Casson, Sergeant-at-Arms,
House ot Representatives, Washing
ton, D. C My Dear Mr. Casson: On
a careful examination of the cases to
which you referred me bearing on the
election of congressmen to fill vacan
cies, I find none that covers my case
in every particular. The one point
upon which there Is a difference of
opinion in my case is whether Hon.
E. J. Burkett was my legal predecessor
In tbe Fifty-ninth congress. So far as
I have been able to ascertain a ques
tion exactly similar to my own has
never been passed upon by the judici
ary committee of the house or by the
courts of the United States. I am fully
aware that your construction of sec
tion 51 of the revised statutes of the
United States makes it applicable to
my case and that your construction
agrees with that of all your predeces
sors since the enactment of the stat
ute In "152. When I accepted the
money you sent me as payment of sal
ary covering the period from March 4
to July 18, the date of my election, I
did so because I knew that at that
time no one was really a member of
the Fifty-ninth congress and that I
would be on hand to take my oath of
office at the same time that all other
members elected to the Fifty-ninth
congress would be sworn In. I knew
that unless my health failed me I
would be present at all tbe sessions of
congress, thereby rendering the same
service to the government as other
members. Knowing this I knew no
reason wby I should not receive the
same compensation, especially so since
there was authority of law for my re
ceiving such. However, I do not pro
pose to retain any money paid me for
service where there is the least ques
tion of doubt about my rights' to it,
consequently I bcrewltb return to you
1,801.84, the amount of salary paid
me for tbe period running from March
4 to July 18, 1905,
I would have returned this earlier
except that my right to it was not
questioned until after I became a, can
didate for renomlnatlon and re-election
to congress. I did not take this action
at that time because my motives
would bave been misconstrued, thus
subjecting myself to the criticism of
attempting to Influence voters or pur
chasing the good-will of myconstltu
ents. Very truly yours. (Signed)
Eunkst M. Poll a it i.
A Successful Market Day.
There was an Immense crowd In
Glcnwood last Saturday and another
successful market day was held. The
weather was pleasant and the mer
chants did a thriving business.
The Silver Oity band was again on
hand and again delighted tho people
with their music, which gcU better
Col. L. 11. Stroud was the auctioneer
of the occasion and a quantity of stuff
was sold, Including three horses, a pig
Of course the various candidates
were on hand and an unusual amount
of buttonholing took place and plenty
of cigars were In circulation. -Glen
Why Plattsmouth can't sustain
something of this kind, the Journal is
unable to tell. Why not try the "Mar
kct Day" scheme?
What Hat Become of Them?
Wc may be coiu-icWed too old to
suggest the matter, hut we'd like to
know what has become of the old
fashlcncd husking bees where the
young man who found the first red
ear of corn had the privilege of kiss
ing the prettiest girl present? Old as
we arc we'd attend a husking bee and
would bo ready to deliver the goods In
the event of finding a red ear of corn.
NEHAWKA PEOPLE REJOICE
Non-partisan Demonstration for the Gov
ernor-elect and Congressman.
A special from Nuhawka to the
)maha l!ee, gives the following ac
count of a large demonstration held at
Nehawka Thursday In honor of the
governor-elect and Congressman I'ol
"This wasagala night for Nehawka,
the people regardless of party joining
n a celebration over the election of
two of the town's native sons to Im
portant positions, namely, (leorgc L.
Sheldon as governor and E. M. i'oliard
as congressman from the First district.
There was nothing partisan about the
demonstration, it simply being a
friendly call on the elect by their old
friends and neighbors.
"The procession, carrying banners
and torches, first called at the resi
dence of Mr. Pollard.and he responded
In a neat speech. From here the line
of march was taken up to the Sheldon
home, Mr. Pollard accompanvlng the
marchers. Mr. Sheldon also made a
brief address, thanking his old friends
and neighbors for their kindly greet
ings. After partaking of refreshments
the line of march was again taken up
and at the public square a big bonfire
was made. Speeches were made here
by Senator-elect Root, Mr. Rawls and
Mr. Sturm. One of the pleasant
features of the affair was the fact that
the father and mother of Mr. Pollard
and ;he mother of Mr. Sheldon were
able to be present at the meeting."
Of the Greatest Merchandising Event in the
History of Central Illinois.
The J. E. Kling I0.no ) stock of high-
class, well-kept, fine quality and de
sirable dry goods, shoes, clothing, gro
ceries, etc., at Wyoming, 111., has been
purchased by Coatcs' Dry Goods Com
pany, who propose to reduce tbe stock
half at once, and prices will be made
to accomplish this.
Every nook, comer, shelf, counter
and aisle is filled and overflowing with
desirable merchandise. We have al
ways been used to plenty of room to
do business, and will have It even at
sacrifice of all profits on 120,000 worth
While we have bought Mr. King's
stock and good will, the high esteem
In this community and his reputation
for square and honest dealing we could
not buy; but we hope to merit the
same esteem and reputation by operat
ing the business along tbe same lines
and on the same blgb plane, using his
modes and methods and proving our
selves "every Inch a King."
We will not quote prices In this an
nouncement, but watch for our adver
tlscraent in next week's Issue of this
newspaper. Wyoming (111.) Pt-Her
aid, November 8th.
A Plattsmouth high school girl in
forms us that sleep Is caused by the
retraction of the dendrites of the cor
tex cells Interrupting the connections
of neurons. We always knew that wc
didn't know how to sleep or what
caused It, but since this lucid expla
nation, which is so simple, our repose
lias been exceedingly calm and sweet.
Thanks to the little fairy who put us
next to the Idea.
An Important Meeting.
Plattsmouth should by all means be
represented at the Trans-MisslsslppI
Congress which meets In Kansas City
in a few weeks. Tills Is one of the
most important conventions or con
cresses that has been held In the west
in many years, and especially the cities
aud towns along tho Missouri river
should be well represented. It Is such
towns that will derive great hcnelits
from the Improvement of the Missouri
river. Let the people solicit, the mayor
to appoint three or four of our promi
nent business men as delegates, and
by all means let Mayor Coring bconr
of the mimVr. What do y m?
THE LOUISVILLE BRIDGE
Sarpy aud Cass Counties Must Repair
the Bridge Across Platte.
IT IS RIGHT THAT IT SHOULD BE SO
The Present Condition of the Bridge a
Detriment to the Business Interests
At last Sarpy county must siu-ciimb
to the Inevitable and will have fo pay
icr proportion in repairing the bridge
across the Platte river at Louisville.
Judge Sedgwick of the supremo court
has granted an alternative writ of
mandamus against the county com
missioners or Sarpy and Cass counties
ordering them to repair the bridge
across the Platte river at Louisville
or appear before the court January 7
to show cause. The Platte river Is
tho boundary between the two coun
ties, and the bridge at Louisville was
partially destroyed March UK W.
p to October 10 It had not been re
paired, although many residents of
tMth counties have repeatedly peti
tioned for lis repair. The Cass county
board has expressed a willingness to
repair It and has patted a resolution
to that effect, but the Sarpy county
board has refused to consider it. Cass
county has t-3, Hi io In Its treasury and
lx,(K)0 available under this year's levy
while Sarpy county lias 1:1,500 In cash
and ll l.ooo under the levy available
for the purpose of putting the bridge
in passable shape. It Is estimated
that 17,000 will be needed to make the
The Miourl Pacific's New Service.
Yesterday (Sunday) the Missouri
Pacific put In service two new new
trains which are calculated to consid
erably help the people on the west side
of the county who have to come to
Plattsmouth on business.
No change will he made in leaving
time of trains from I'nion station In
Omaha, at 9 a. m. and 11:15 p. in, nor
In the arriving time of 0:30 a. in. and
5:35 p.m. The new trains leave the
Colon station at 2:05 p. m. and to Ne
braska City via Fort Crook and Platts
mouth, arriving at Nebraska City at
3:40 p. m. It leaves Nebraska City at
4:10 p. m. and goes to Omaha via I'n
Ion, Weeping Water, Louisville and
Springfield, arriving at Webster street
station at i:50 p. m. The time of the
Falls City local, now leaving Webster
street stat ion ot :i:5o p. m., will not
be changed, but the time of the arri
val of the train from Falls City will
be changed to one hour earlier and it
will arrive at 11:20 a. m. instead or
12:20 p. m., as at present. In addition
to this service out of Webster street
stntion.ancw train will be put on,
leaving at 8:05a. m. and running via
Springfield, Louisville and Weeping
Water to Union, arriving them at
10:10 a. m., and leaving Colon at 10:15
a. m. and running to Omaha via Mur
ray, Plattsmouth and Fort Crook, ar
riving at Union station It Omaha at
The numbers of the new trains on
the Missouri Pacific are 137, going
north, and 130, going south. The
northbound train arrives In Plaits-
moush at 10:53 a. m., and southbound
train at 2:47 p. m.
Will Co to Idaho.
The Nebraska City News or Friday,
November l, says: "Fred Glucslng,
of A voca, Is to be united In marriage,
Sunday afternoon, to Miss Christina
Miller, at the borne of the bride's pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. John Miller of
Merlin precinct. The young people
will go to Idaho, where they will make
their home. Roth are well known
Will Open Meat Market.
Will Kroehler came down from
Havclock this morning to visit the
old home. Mr. Kroehler Informs the
Journal that he and his brother, Ed,
will open a meat market In Havclock
next Tuesday, under the firm name
Kroehler llros. Ed and Will have
been employes of the Burlington shops
lit Havelock for several years and arc
very popular with the boys that eat
meat. Success to the new firm.
Dunker In Cats County.
A family of Hunkers named (Juel
horst, living at A No, called at Cover
nor Mickey's oillcc yesterday. They
wore the distinctive garb of their
sect. All they wanted was to shake
hands with the chief executive and to
ask admission slips to the state penl
tentlary, which they were curious to
see from the Inside Lincoln News,
Chicken Thieve Ungrateful.
Friday night list thieves entered
Col. Thrasher's lirn Ik use and c in led
away every one of his chickens but
two. The colonel desires us to make
the statement that they tircdn't come
back any more as he has killed the
two left, and will bave them for hit
dinner tomorrow. TMIh Is not the only
evidence of the ungratefullness of
these thieves, as they made way with
everyone at tho home of one citizen In
the west part of town, ami didn't
even leave the oldrst, rooster to tell
THE ELKS AT NEBRASKA CITY
New Lodge Institute c n j a Grand, Gcod
and Glorious Tine Was Had.
The folliwlngaceount of the organl.
zatlon of the new Elks lodge in that
city Saturday night Is taken from tho
Sunday morning's Issue of the Ne
braska ( 'Ity Presn
Yesterday afternoon a delegation
from tbe different towns surrounding
the city were heartily welcomed by
Hie members or the Nebraska City
LIUs with one of the bauds who led
the procession up town.
After partaking of a good supper
willi Landlord Derr the initiating
team at the. I!. P. (t. E. Inaugurated
the following officers:
Exalted Iluler-Daniel O'llrien.
Esteemed Leading Knight Frank
Esteemed I loyal Knight-Dr. Frank
Esteemed Lecturing Knight -T. F.
Secretary-M. J. Ilcausang.
Treasurer Win. H. Homeyer.
Tylcr-Wm. II. Payne.
Trustccs-A. P. Stafford, 3 years, J.
W. Putt, 2 years and J. W. Nelson, 1
Mayor James Dahlman of Omaha
with his cowboy quartette, not only
ntcrtaincd the members in the 'odgc,
but last evening again amused the
crowd In the Watson hotel.
After the Installation the members
from the city, Omaha, Auburn and
lattsmouth were entertained at the
Watson hotel under the management
f C. M. Derr, wife and daughter.
The dining room was beautifully
decorated with carnations, smilax and
the colors of Hip order, purple and
white. The Oveiland orchestra dis
coursed sweet music during the time
refreshments were served.
Plates weic laid for 175 people.
The Installation was under the su
pervision of E. C. Page, district dep
uty exalted ruler. The committee of
arrangements consisted of W. W.
Cole, Peach Taylor ar.d Mayor Dahl
man of Omaha.
The toastmaster was Judge William
Mayor Steinhart made the speech of
welcome and the following program
wan carried out:
Response Carl A. Pawls
With HoriiS" L F.Jackson
Without Horns" Paul Jessen
'Pioneer Days" W. T. Canada
"Md!seof Erin" B. P. Egan
"The 'Dears' " Matthew Gerlng
The Elks" F. T. ransom
An elegant spread was the menu,
giving credit to Landlord Derr and
bis mast estimable wife and daughter.
Everybody was delighted with their
treatment here, and promised to come
The committee of arrangements, E.
1). Marucll, R. II. Eastman, A. P.
Stafford, A. 11. Wilson and M.J. Beau
sang did themselves proud In psovld-
Ing for the Elks.
During the evening threecandldatei
The following Is the program of th
teachers meeting at Weeping Water
on Saturday, November 24, V.m,
Roll Call 10:00 a. m.
The Boy Who Husks Corn"
Discussion Margaret Giberson
"The Beg i n n c r 's G eog r a ph y Class"
Discussion lulla Nutman
Muslc-'Tiano Solo" Miss Cutter
"Problems In Dsiclpline,"
Discussion Leila Dugay
"Friday Afternoon Exercises"
Roll Call 1:00 p. m.
Music -"Vocal Solo".. Miss Comstock
"The Work In My Reading Circle".
W. P. Barrett, Alvo; Edward Hod-
npp, Union: Cora Smith, Eagle; I.
N. Clark, Weeping Water.
Address Supt. J. L. Mcllneii
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