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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 27, 1906)
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t THE NEW no. a r
folding Brownie Camera
More of a Camera than has ever been
offered for the money. Good enough
to satisfy grown people, simple enough
for the children. A very delightful
Christmas present for either.
CALL AND SEE OUR DISPLAY IN WINDOW AND ASK ABOUT THEM
GERIN6 & Go, S
CUTTLE MEN ARE GUILTY
Richards, Corastack, Jameson and Trlplett
Guilty In Almost Every Count.
CONSPIRED TO DEFRAUD GOVERNMENT
Subornation of Perjury Another
In the Indictment.
According to the Omaha Bee, Bart
tett Richards, Will 0. Comstock,
Charles C. Jameson and Aqullla Trlp
lett were found guilty on thirty six of
the thirty-elgbt counts In the indict
ment made by the government against
They were charged with conspiracy
to defraud the United States out of
title, use and possession of vast tracts
of public land, and with subornation
of perjury In procuring entrymen to
tile on these lands in Sheridan and
Cherry counties, Nebraska, in the
years 11)04 and l!)J.".
Richards, Comstock and Jameson are
president,vlce president and secretary
treasurer,respectlvely,of the Nebraska
Land and Feeding company. Aqullla
Trlplett, who lives at Alliance, Neb.,
acted as representative of these men.
The jury left the court room at 12:0.')
Woman's Club Meet
The l'laltsiuouth YYumau's club
met Thursday afternoon with Mrs.
II. J. Strelght. The club having de
voted their attention to the study of
"Ancient Greece." closed that theme
by a review of Charles Klngsley's
"Hypatla." Mis. Wise gave the re
view in a manner to Interest everyone,
and gave a clear Insight Into the tlftli
century conflict between the early
Christians and paganism. After dis
cussion of the book, an luformal con
versation In regard to Judgo Lindsay's
Juvenile court work followed busy
fingers in the meanwhile plying the
needle on holiday gifts. Light refresh
ment preceeded adjournment. Tbe
next topic for study will be" England."
Mrs. Cole, leader.
THE MATTER OF R. R. PASESS
RATES $1.00 PER DAY
First House West B. 6c M. Depot
We Solicit the Farmers Trade
and Guarantee Satisfaction.
When in the City Give Us a Call
T5he Perkins Hotel
J5he Reliable Store
. Very Best
PIANOS AND ORGANS
Sold on EasiPapents It Desired
Piano Department. Douglas St.. Entrance.
The "Kitf People Sii Thei Will
Then is of Yore,
A special from St. Louis under date
of December 10, says: The announce
ment here today by the officials of the
M. K. Si T. railroad that they wilt Is
sue passes without stint to the news
paper people during the coming year,
has caused much Interest In railroad
The announcement is Important
from tho fact that the M. K. & T. Is
one of the most important southern
systems, and Its business ranks among
that of the lirst. The ollicials do not
Intimate that they will defy or Ig
nore the law, but that their Interpre
The People Have Ideas
I'resldent Roosevelt's triumph In
printing his message In si in nil tied
spelling was brilliant but meteoric.
When he saw tho message In the news
papers, spelled In the old familiar sly le,
lie must have felt as docs one who wakes
from a sweet dream of glory to the
reary dullness of commonplace. Theie
re somo things the "big stick" can
accomplish, and some It can't. It
can't force families Into having more
children than they want, nor can It
compel pcoplo to spell well when they
don't know how, or to spell badly
when they do. With the sovereign
people, who are superior to constitu
tions, the right to spell as well as they
now how, or as badly as they must, Is
one of those Inalienable ones Indicated
by Inference In tho Declaration of In
dependence. Despite the "big stick,"
the old spelling book that was the de
light and despair of our childhood re
mains sacred in the memory and su
preme in authority.
tatlon Is such as to convince them
Thursday noon and reached the verdict that they are not compelled under
at 'r0 p m., after a deliberation of but t,e ew iaw t0 CXAC, casi, f0r their
two hours, about an hour being for rauroad transportation from news
dinner. paper men who pay In advertising.
The penalty prescribed in cases of a prominent olllclal here says:
this character is not more than two .ve propose to Issue passes and
years Imprisonment and a line not to mileage right along as usual, and at
exceed $10,000 on each count. the end of the year check up with the
The trial of the case began Monday, newspaper people. We must have
November 10, when the attorneys for their advertising and they must have
the defendants argued a motion to our transportation. It Is all nonsense
abate the Indictment because or the to suppose that they will have to dig
alleged ineligibility of Dr. George Ud every time they get mlleago or
Tllden, jury commissioner, who was passes
one of the men to draw the grand Jury other big railroad companies are do
that brought the Indictment. This ng some hard thinking as the result
motion was overruled and on the 0f this announcement, and It may cut
following day the attorneys for the a g figure. Many believe It will re
defense argued a motion to quash the suit n securing like concessions from
indictment, which was also overruled. an tne railroads.
The Jury was empaneled and sworn on
Wednesday, November 21, and the
trial has continued since with but four
days' Interruption, including Sundays,
thus making twenty-four days of
actual trial and taking of evidence.
In that time 132 witnesses have been
examined of the 105 summoned.
The Indictment was the largest ever
returned In the United States courts
for this district, and was found June
14, 1900. Jt comprised over 500 type
written pages, was of forty counts,
and included in its findings informa
tion against Bartlett Richards, Will
G. Comstock, Charles C. Jameson, F.
M. Walcott, Thomas M. Huntington,
Fred Iloyt, James Baird, Acijulila
Man'.an Pile Remedy put up in con
venlent, collapsible tubes with nozzle
attachment so that the remedy may
be applied at the very scat of the
trouble, thus relieving almost In
stantly bleedlng.ltclilng or protruding
piles. Satisfaction guaranteed or
money refunded. Sold by Gerlng &
Co's drug store.
A Good Riddance.
The Retailers Journal announces
that the grocery department of the
big mall order house of Sears, Roebuck
& Co.. at Chicago, will probably be
discontinued on January 1st, UK)'
owing to a falling off In business and
the stringency of the pure food law
Trlplett and Ami B. Todd, all charged which prohibits the sale of the cheap
with the same conspiracy and subor- adulterated edibles usually handled by
nation of perjury. these big houses. Here Is a lesson for
When tho trial of the cases bciran mall order house patrons. It shows
the several attorneys for the defense, clearly that these houses have been
representing diilcrent clients, insisted selling their country patrons cheap,
on a separate trial for each defend- adulterated foods. But thanks to the
ant. It was linally decided that the pure food law, they can no longer
defendants should be divided Into two swindle the people with their cheap
arnnns. Tn the first ctoud were Bart- nastlncss. The home dealer would
lett Richards, Will G. Comstock,
Charles C. Jameson, G. M. Wolcott
and Aqullla Trlplett. In the second
groupe were Thomas M. Hunting,
Fred Hoyt, James Baird and Ami B.
Todd. The attorneys for the first
group were: R. S. Hall and II. C.
Brome of Cmaha, and Judge A. W.
Crites of Chadron. The attorneys for
the second group were Gurley& Wood
rough of Omaha.
It Is understood that the attorneys
for defendants will file a motion for a
not dare sell the cheap stuff to his
patrons that the mall order houses
put off on their customers. If he did
he'd soon be out of business.
Has a dietetic value great
ly beyond the conception
of any one who has not
used it. It will make your
food of a delicious taste,
a moist and keeping qual
ity and a digestibility not
to be obtained from any
other baking powder
or leavening agent.
Hut more Important than
all else, Dr. Price's taking
Powder carries only health
ful qualities to the food.
Avoid the alum powders
Study the label
Cierolses Wall Attended
Exercises at the high school Friday
afternoon were attended by a goodly
number of the parents and friends,
who felt well repaid by the Interest
ing program, which Included good
musical numbers, recital Ions, readings,
and an interesting debate on the sub
ject, "Resolved that the City Should
wn and Opreatc the Lighting
lant." In this the alllrmatlve, rep
resented by Messrs. Kirk Bates and
'hart. Mapes, won from tho negative,
represented by Kmest Horn, The
score being Il'.i to '.W points.
Will Spend Vacation Out of Town,
With tho Christmas exercises of the
city schools this afternoon, the teach
ers arc preparing to spend their two
weeks' vacation at home visiting with
friends. Principal D. L. Strickland
will go to his homo In Geneva, Satur
day; Miss Matthews will go to Auburn
Miss Mae Darling to South Omaha,
Miss Pearl Nlckols to Kearney, Miss
Josephine Graves to Falls City, Miss
EunaTowleto Wabash, Miss Nellie
Wilson to Hepburn, Miss Ycrna Wills-
lerto Lincoln, Miss Maude Mason to
South Omaha and Miss Nettle Hawks
worth will spend the holidays at home
in Burlington, Iowa.
MOTIVE POWER SHORTAGE
Will Attend TeacherV Association.
The following teachers will attend
the State Teachers' association at
Lincoln next week: Mr. Rouse, M
Strickland, Misses Matthews, Mar
tens, Fight, Tartsch, Towle, Hansen
Miss Matthews reads a paper before
the German section on Wednesday af
ternoon upon "Tbe Difficulties That
the Teacher of German Must Meet
and Overcome." Superintendent
Rouse reads a paper the same after
noon before tbe Mathematics section
upon "Arithmetic in High Schools."
Age Limit for Railroad Men.
Some railroads outOslerl.cd Osier
not long ago by adopting a rule for
bidding the employment of new men
past tnlrty-llve years of age. It Is
gratifying, says the Railway Carmen's
Journal, to learn that the absurdity of
limiting the age at which a railway
man Is eligible for employment is
passing away more rapidly than the
promoters of such a measure expected.
Already the principal roads In
America where the experiment has
been tried have abandoned the rcgu
latlon. The Boston & Maine, the Al
ton, the St. Paul and the Burlington
are virtually Ignoring the age limit
regulation, and, guided by common
sense, are hiring men more with a
view to their qualifications than to
the exact number of years which they
may have lived.
Experience and capability arc the
real tests of a man's tltncss for any
position, and if a railway olllclal makes
the mistake of hiring an Incompetent
man there Is no law compelling the
company to continue to employ him
Years in themselves are no criterion
Some men are old at forty. Others
are young at sixty. In any event it Is
safe to assume that a lack of the sup
plcnessof youth Is often more than
made up for by the wider experience
of added years.
Burlington Has Bought New Engines But
Is Still Short.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
Burlington Is short of motive power
and that business would be moved on
that road, as well as on all other roads
In Nebraska with less delay If more
power were available, the statement
made to the Interstate commerce coin
mission by Second Vice President Dan
iel Wlllard shows that an elTort has
been made to Increase the power of
the road. Mr. Wlllard said:
"For tills year," said Mr. Wlllard,
we have ordered jno lilgli-power lo
comotives and have received 110 of
these up to date. This has Increased
our power 20 per cent. We ordered
.r,000 new freight cars. Of the 2.0(H)
already have been put on the tracks.
We have 2,ooo box cars coming.''
Somo railroad men aver that the car
shortage question at I his time would
not bo nearly so Irritating If trains
could bo moved quickly with lighter
tonnage, and If more engines were
available for moving them. At this
time the eliort Is to move as many cars
as possible In each train that the great
est result possible may be secured from
the motive power.
In Justice Court.
In Justice Archer's court tho case
of Amelia Ileldman vs. Wm. Noxon,
jr., was called for trial this morning.
The plaintiff, upon oath, stated that
Wm. Noxon, jr., was the father of a
bastard child delivered by her on the
20th of November. On account of the
failure of the defendant to appear in
court, nothing further was done.
The defendant, with the permission
of his father, offered to marry the
plaintiff, but thin she refused to do,
and now it seems that tne young man
lias left the state.
WE ARE THE LEADERS IN LOW PRICES
, i.H.r. in Stvla. Workmanship. Durability, Design
. ........... f Tens Qualities. - We are the originators of
h. Cut Price 8vstem of PIno selling, and are offering Ant New Upright
1 . . : u L,. f s. S133. $147 and uo-the fuallty that you
will And In these Planoa will prove a very pleasant surprise. No other
wm .,.- HnllftM sun nrlre. anil adhere1
house west or tnieago --r---- -- r
tn nuaiitv as we do. Our regular line of celebrated Pianos re,from such
to Su"'"7 . . . ou. m. r rhi.Lpin dm r.te, I
well known eastern lactones , "'' - - ,
Flecher. Wegman, Schaeffer, Price & Teeple, Carleton. Wlllard e Co.,
Rembrandt and many others. Our easy payment plan It our own-most
liberal of any house today. You are welcome at our store at any time
and you will appreciate the beautiful ahowlng of up-to-dateness found
WePshlo,plnos anywhere within a radius of 600 miles of Omaha
en ten days' Free trial, same can ee reiumea i our fin. h n sat
isfactory or as representee.
It Is Ever Thus.
Saturday evening we Raw a specimen
of an Omaha bargain. It was in tbe
shape of a rocking horse, unpalnted,
without, a tall, tin hrldla strarj. and al-
together a rough and shoddy piece of He also opens the general discussion
.fnff.snrit.hanriMaaonlf 65 cents. Friday afternoon in the nigh School
nr nwr-hant.. .nil t.h earn atvla 0f action upon the subject, "Limitations
article, except that they are hand
somely painted, have flowing tails,
bridle straps and are well put to Floods the body with warm, glowing
gether, for "5 cents. Such an article vitality, makes the nerves strong,
las we saw from the Omaha markets quickens circulation, restores natural
would not be bought by our mer- vigor, makes you feel like one born
chants, as they would be ashamed to again. Ilolllstcr's Rocky Mountain
of High School Influence Id Habit
Formation or In Character Building."
Returns With a Bride.
About a week ago Lewis Curtis left
on a trip to the east, and on the morn
ing train, No. 4, he returned home to
day, bringing a Mrs. Curtis with him.
The bride, whose name was Blanche
Dlllinger, Is from Greencastle, 111.
and formerly was employed la Mrs.
Street's millinery store in this city.
The happy event occurred yes
terday, and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis
came In this morning, thinking that
they would keep the affair a secret,
but their relatives and friends caught
on to the fact, and now Mr. Curtis Is
passing around tbe cigars.
The young man is a son of Mrs. Mil
lie Curtis, who formerly resided In
this city, but who Is now located near
Union, and Is employed in the barber
shop conducted by John Kuhney.
sell it to anyone and ask more than a
quarter for It. Weeping Water Herald.
Moral: Buy at home and get your I
C ii n in.
Gerlng Si Co.
Wouldn't Go When Told.
The Sunday State Journal contains
the following: "Wesley Clark, a mem
ber of the town board of I nlon. came
to this city yesterday and taking on a
a load of intoxicants refused to go
Dade's Little Liver Pills thoroughly
clean the system, good for lazy livers,
makes clear complexions, bright eyes home when ordered by the police, but
and happy thoughts. Sold by Gerlng told tbem who he was and dared them
s to arrest him. He was arrested after
considerable trouble and paid a fine of
110 and costs."
Worthy of a Trial.
Pineapple juice Is said to be a sure
cure for diphtheria. Get a ripe pine- It Is noticeable a cold seldom comes
apple, squeeze out inajmca arm iei 0n when the bowels are freely open,
the patient swallow It. The Juice is K . f th
nf mrrriv natnra that wil cut the l'lner can it stay if they aje open.
diphtheria mucuous, and If you give Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
the juice otapineappie not yei ripe lasves as picasant as mapie sugar, tree
to a person whose throat Is well, It f rom all ODlates. Contains Honey and
Tar. Conforms to the National Fure
Xh.;un V:.i,J BndTnrd ;.n, Food and Irui Law. Sold by F. G.
Married This Afternoon.
The necessary papers were made out
today to Harold J. M. Ovcrbeck, age I
28, of Omaha, and Miss Julia Hoff
man, age 2., of Wilbur. The cere
mony was performed by Judge Travis.
Tho newly married will spend X mas
with Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Todd, after
which they will go to Wilbur to visit
with the bride's parents.
Rushed With Work.
The heavy rush of work at the shops
will prevent the granting of a holiday
next Monday as had been anticipated
and hoped for. There Is an Impera
tive demand for all the heavy engines
possible, at this time, to handle the
Christmas trsflo. And Instead of tak
ing an eitra holiday, many of the men
art working overtime. Havelock
Warned In Time.
Miss Cora Allen Raker, postmistress
at Gretna, and her deputy, Miss Ger
trude Bralnbrldge, came In yesterday
morning to spend Christmas with her
sister. Mrs. W. h. Rosenerans, and
family. The Journal hopes that when
the ladles return home they will not
let Rosey put them on the wrong
train as he did on Miss Raker's last
visit to Plattsmouth, when he sent
that lady across the river to Pacllic
Junction Instead ol Omaha, where she
had to remain nearly a half day. But
the Journal warns the ladles against
Roscy's instructions at the depot In
Everything depends upon
your nerves. It is nerve force
that causes the brain to direct
the motion of your body ; it is
nerve force that causes youc
heart to pulsate, and send the
blood through your veins; it
is nerve force that causes your
stomach to digest food, your
kidneys to filter the blood, and
the liver to secrete bile.
In fact, nerve force is the
power that runs your body, so
if you feel worn-out, irritable,
nervous, cannot sleep, or eat
well, have pain or misery,
anywhere, your nerves are
weak, and your system run
down. To restore this vitality,
take Dr. Miles' Nervine which
will strengthen and build up
the nerves. You cannot be
healthy without strong nerves.
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NVrvlne and AnU-T'aUvMlln have br
my ctow com pan km.- Kurlr In mar
ried llf". whlU-nUalnaj-children, my
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