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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 17, 1907)
PL.ATTSMOUTII, XEI5RASKA, TIIUKSDAY, (KTOHKl! IT, I'JOT
DEGaO CESATIC COUH-
A Ticket That is Worthy of the Support of Every
Voter of Gass County.
A LADY FOR SUPERINTENDENT
From Top to the Bottom of the List, There
Never Was a Better Array of Candidates
Placed Before the People.
Never before in the history of Cass
county has any party put up a stronger
list of candidates than has been nomi
nated by the democrats this year. This
condition is a recognized fact not only
by democrats themselves, but by the
independent republican voters. Read
the list from top to lottom, and every in a line that especially adapts him for
voter must admit this fact. Everyone . this position. He is also popular wher
was nominated and they were well : ever known, and in the performance of
known for their excellent qualities.
This year the independent voter will
be in evidence the same as he has al
ways been. To the independent voter
alone is due the credit of giving Cass ,
county good, capable and competent .
officials, and the democratic officials
have always proved faithful to the
trusts reposed in them, and have step
Ied down and out of office with this de- :
served compliment from the people of
the entire county: "Well done, thou
good and faithful servant."
We want our readers to go over the
ticket carefully, and if not posted on
the character ami quality of each one,
to become familiar with them before
election day rolls around, which is but
a very short time away. What the
people desire most, is good officers, and
this leing the case, we cannot see any
reason for voting against any candidate
on the democratic ticket. The array of
candidates is one we feel proud of, and
if the voters take into consideration
their traits of character in connection
with their excellent qualities, everyone
will be triumphantly elected. The first
in order is
W. E. Rosencrans
who is now serving his first term as
county clerk, and who has made such
an acceptable official that the people
all over the county praise his good
work. There has never been in the
county clerk's office a more competent
official and one that has won the univer
sal respect and confidence of the people.
He has administered the office in an ef
ficient and faithful manner, and treat- :
ed everyone with that courtesy which
is so characteristic of his genial nature.
C. E. Metzger
whom the party selected as its candi
date for clerk of the district court, is a
young man eminently well fitted for the
office. He was born and reared in Cass
county, his father coming here in an
arlv dav and was considered one of
the earlv pioneer. Christie as he
famiarily known, is one of the most
competent young men in the county for ,
the office, and we predict, in, the event
of his election, that he will make a
most efficient and faithful servant of '
Frank E. Schlater
for county treasure, is a Cass county
production, and has been deputy treas-
urer under W. D. Wheeler, during his
incumbency, gives him an experience
that but few possess, while his well
known educational qualities fit him for
any position. He is considered one of !
the best accountants in the land. His
social qualities, along with his other ef- ;
Begin Work Tomorrow.
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& Sons who will begin
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the grading and that the work of
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istruction will be began as soon as
grading is ready. And must be com-
pleted by May 1. 190S. Regarding the
building of the chapel, there are but
$2,000 of the $5,000 of the funds avail
able at this time, the remainder will
not be ready for use until after the first
of the coming year. The building of
the chapel will not be began until after
the completion of the wing.
fiiencies, fit him admirably for the of
fice of county treasurer.
H M. Soennlchsen
for county assessor, is one of the best
men in Cass county for this position.
i He is one of the leading business men
of the county, and has had much to do
his duties as county assessor he will
"have no enemies to punish, or friends
to favor." He will do his duty regard
less of everything.
A. J. Box
for sheriff, never was a candidate be
fore for any office, and the democrats
selected him and "drafted him into the
service" because they knew his excel
lent worth as a citizen and one whom
they deemed "just the man for the
place." He is firm in his business
transactions and will make one of the
best sheriffs the county ever possessed.
Miss Mary E. Foster
Our candidate for the important po
sition of county superintendent of
schools, is a lady whom the Journal de
lights to praise, because she deserves
every word and more, too, that can be
said in her behalf. The schools of a
county are just what the people choose
to make them. A good teacher can
make a successful school if he or she is
competent to make them so. The
schools of a county should be under the
control of one that is competitent and
practical. Miss Foster contains both
of these essentials, while her opponent
has had nothing to do with the schools
for fourteen years.
Charles R. Jordon
is the democratic candidate for com
missioner in the Third district. Mr.
Jordon is a farmer and resides near
Alvo. That he will fill the office to
perfection, no one doubts. His oppon
ent Turner Zink, Jives in Weeping Wat
er, where the two present commission
ers reside, and if he is elected, still two
commissioners will come from Weeping
Water. If the people want a commis
sioner in the section that has not had a
representative in the board for many
years, they will vote for Charley Jor
dan, a gentleman who will see that the
interests of the taxpayer are protected
in all sections alike.
of Weeping Water, is the candidate for
e omce 01 coroner, ana a gentleman
who is well fitted for the place. He is
n undertaker by profession, and a fine
gentleman. The office of coroner is
not a lucrative position, but still it is
; one that should be hiied by one well
! qualified to do so. A vote for Mr.
! Ratnour is a vote for one who possesses
aU the necceSsary qualifications for this
Thus the readers of the Journal can
view the democratic candidates as they
appear upon the ticket, and we believe
if the records and qualities of each one
are investigated, they will be found far
superior to their opponents, respective-
House Goes Up in Smoke
Tuesday evening the house on the A.
B. Gibson farm west of town, occupied
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by P. L. Strough, caught fire and
burned to the ground.
It is not known
how the fire started but when first no
ticed it was between the plastering and
weather board next to a room occupied
things. The house was
known as the old Hank Hubbard home,
about two centuries ago, but has since
had a new "lock, barrel and stock put
on but in the same place. It was in
sured in the Aetna for $300, and Mr.
Strough saved about half his household
goods. On his goods he carried a policy
for $200 taken out only a few weeks
ago at the earnest solicitation of Agent
D. T. Dudley, and now Mr. Strough is
happy that he followed the agent's ad
vice. Weeping Water Republican.
THE FUTURE OF
The High Price of Land One
Cause for Higher- Corn.
- Recently we had a conversation with
one of our progressive and intelligent
farmers concerning the raising of corn
in the near future. He stated that the
time is not far distant when corn will
reach the dollar mark and remain there.
As a reason he remarked that corn land
will go in prices from $100 and $125 per
acre and that the price of corn will
naturally follow. His theory is that
even at this time about all the available
corn land is in cultivation and that the
area can not be materially enlarged.
But the' raising of livestock is gradually
expanding and as a sequence corn will
be in greater demand without being
able to increase its production. He al
so added that no matter what the theory
may be concerning the fattening quali
ties of other cereal products, nothing
will ever equal corn in producing the
finished livestock product for the mar
ket. This farmer's theory may seem
rather far-fetched to some people who
have given it little or no thought, yet
we can see possibilities of its realiza
tion at no very distant day. The corn
belt is limited practically to a part of
Ohio, the states of Indiana, Illinois,
Iowa, Missouri and eastern Kansas and
Nebraska. The other states raises
corn, but is merely an incident to their
real productions. With the corn area
limited to the states we have named it
must be obvious that it can only be in
creased within their confines and that
cannot be done sufficiently to keep pace
with the increased production of live
stock. Permanently fixed prices for
corn land and its production is not an
The Farmers Elevator Co. of Avoca
have enjoyed a snccessful year and at
their business meeting last week con
cluded the dividends looked good en
ough to warrant improvement. It was
voted to enlarge the capacity which " is
now 12,000 bushels, to 30,000. An ad
dition will be built on the north side of
the elevator to hold 18,000 bushels.
The contract was let to Contractor
Burchard, who is now erecting the Nutz
man & Marquardt elevator, and the
building will be put in shape this fall
This will give a combined capacity in
Avoca for storing grain of 50,000 bush
els. Weeping Water Republican.
Passes Away After a Lingering Illness
of Several Months.
After a long time of the most severe
suffering, with a cancerous tumor, Mrs.
Hannah E. Cawking, passed away last
evening at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Robert Propst, in Mynard. Mrs.
Cawkins has been confined to her bed
for about four months, and her suffer
ings have been intense during this time,
and on the coming of the Death Angel,
this lady was prepared to meet the
summons, It was a relief from the
suffering which had been her portion
Mrs. Cawkins, whose maiden name
was Miss Hannah E. Dwinnell, was
born in the state of New York, some
seventy years ago. Mr. Cawkins was
twice married, and of the first marriage,
had two children, Mrs. Roberts Propst,
and Mrs. T. H. Mahoney, of Chicago.
Of the last marriage, Lottie Hall, the
former wife of Geo. Hall, who died
some four years ago, and two boys,
Frank and Winnie, still living. Mrs.
Cawkins came to this place in 1868, and
has lived in the vicinity of Plattsmouth
ever since. About twenty years ago
she, with her children, moved from the
farm into town, and bought a place in
South park, where they lived for some
j ten years. After the marriage of Lot
l tie Cawkins, her daughter, and Geo.
Hall, Mrs. Cawking made her home
with them, until the death of Mrs. Hall
four years ago. Since which time she
has made her home with her daughter,
Mrs. Probst. Her husband predeeded
her to the other shore, 23 years ago,
and was buried in the Young cemetry.
south of town, as was also Mrs. Hall.
The interment will be made at that
place. No arrangements have been
made for the funeral, and will not until
the arrival of the children who are away
and have been telegraphed for. Furth
er notice of the arrangement will be
made in these colums later.
Loom Ends of Cotton
At Cci F
Was Cass County Pioneer.
George W. Hardwrich, father of
James and Fax Hardwrich, of Nebraska
City, died August 19, 1907, at his home
near Lincoln, Ark., but for some reason
the news did not reach here until a few
days ago. The deceased was well
known in this neighborhood in early
days, he having located here in 1858,
and resided here in 1886, when he went
to Arkansas and resided there until his
death, his age being 78 years. He was
a veteran of the civil war, serving in
Co. A, of the First Nebraska Volun
teers. The remains were interred at
his home in Arkansas. Union Ledger.
A. J. Box, One of the Best
Citizens in Cass County
The Journal has the pleasure of pre
senting a half-tone picture of the demo
cratic candidate for sheriff, and in doing
so, we desire to impress upon the minds
of the voters of Cass county, that there
is not a better fitted man in the county
for the position.
Born in Virginia, he come to Nebraska
when quite a young man, and for two
or three years lived on a farm near
Union from where he removed to Weep
ing Water precinct, where he owns a
farm and has since resided. He has
been a resident of Cass county for
nearly twenty-five years, and where he
is best known the people have the high
est regard for him as a gentleman and
scholar, and they all say that he pos
sesses every requirement to make one
of the best and most efficient officials
the county ever possessed.
This is Mr. Box's first attempt at run
ning for office, and then he was forced
into the race by those who knew his
many fine traits of character and his
excellent qualifications for the office of
In his canvass of the county he is
making many friends in sections that
he has visited, and he seems to be high
ly pleased with the outlook, so far, and
even if he should not be successful he
will make his opponent believe he has
had "a hoss race."
A vote for A. J. Box for sheriff means
a vote for a courteous, courageous,
genial, competent citizen, and one who
is not afraid to do duty at all times and
under all circumstances. If you desire
a sheriff of this character, you will go
to the polls on the 5th day of Novem
ber and vote for A. J. Box.
House Party ai Kehawka.
Mrs. Roy Dodge, of Omaha, passed
through Plattsmouth yesterday after
noon, enroute to Nehawka, where at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Kirk
patrick, a very pleasant gathering of
relatives is being held today and tomor
row, termed a house party, given in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kirkpatrick,
who were married a few days ago, and
visiting at home. Miss Violet Dodge
joined Mrs. Dodge here and accompan
ied her to the hospitable Kirkpatrick
home, where they will remain until
Monday. Other relatives, including
Mrs. P. E. Ruffner, of this city will be
Will Limit Traffic.
Railway Commissioner Williams has
prepared an order which will limit the
traffic on the Missouri Pacific railroad
until new rails have been laid and new
ties placed in the places made vacant
by rotten ones. Passenger service will
be limited to 25 miles per hour; freight
service to 20 miles per hour; heavy
freight trains to 15 miles per hour.
The railroads and its dispatchers, en
gineers and agents are commanded to
heed the order of the commission.
At the present time, the Missouri Pa
cific is running trains over its splitting
rails, rotten ties and angular curves at
a rate of 35 and 40 miles per hour. Com
missioner Glarke has not . approved the
order, but will probably do so.
Itch cured in 30 minutes by
ford's Sanitary Lotion. Never
Sold by Gering & Co., druggists.
A. J. BOX.
Candidate for Sheriff.
The Friends of E. R. Todd
Gave Him a Surprise.
Thursday being the 75th birthday of
E. R. Todd, living northwest of town,
a number of his friends and neighbors
assembled at his home and helped cele
brate the event in an appropriate man
ner. Reminescences and stories, with
social conversation was indulged in,
and those coming had provided some
thing to regale the inner man. After
the social and refreshment portion of
of the gatherings had been attended to
and at a late hour, when all were pre
paring to depart for their homes, Mr.
Todd told the company he would like to
say a few words, and in the kindliest
of manners thanked all present for the
coming and remembering him on this,
his 75th birthday. Saying that indeed
it was a very great pleasure for him to
know that his life, of which he has
spent forty-seven years in the same
house in which they then were assem
bled was such as to at this time, placed
him where he had not an enemy.
Again thanking those present for their
rememberance of his birthday he closed
his little address.
Senator J. L. Root was called upon
to respond, and in the most well chosen
words, said that in the assembling of
the friends of Mr. Todd to celebrate
the event they came from pure friend
ship and expressed by their presence
their feelings. Judge A. J. Beeson
followed and told of the good feelings
which the assemblege entertained to
their host. The last speaker, Ex-Senator
Thomas, said that in all the life
time acquaintance which he had with
Mr. Todd, that whenever he met him,
even after a short separation, it was
with that friendly feeling which
emanates from kindly recollections.
Those present and to enjoyed the oc
casion were Messers and Mesdams, Wm.
Noxon, Eddie Todd, Robert Black, E.
A. Todd, Walter Scott, Alonzo Todd,
Senator J. L. Root, Ex-Senator S. L.
Thomas, Judge A. J. Beeson, N. H.
Isabell, A. L. Todd, and Elenor Todd,
Isabelle Todd, Victor Noxon, Saphronia
Todd and Bennie Lamphere.
WILL BRING SUIT
County Attorney Refuses to
Prosecute Packers in
According to the Lincoln Evening
News, Food Commissioner, J. W.
Johnson having failed to get County
Attorney, James P. English, of Doug
las to bring suit against meat packers
for failure to stamp packages of meat
with the net weight, has returned to
County Attorney F. M. Tyrrell, of
Lancaster county. Mr. Tyrrell said
yesterday that he had told Mr. Johnson
that he would bring suit whenever vio
lations of the law were pointed out to
I him and he intends to do so in the case
of the meat packers. Food Commissi
oner Johnson wrote County Attorney
English September 26 that meat pack
ers were violating the law in not brand-
i ing packages with the net weight of
the contents and for proof he cited any
meat market in Douglas county. Mr.
English replied that he wanted more
spacific information in regard to viola
tions and asked whether or not the
attorney general had passed on that
p ortion of the new food law and held it
valid. Some lively times are expected
when the suits are brought in Lancas
ter county, as some of the largest
packers in Omaha, Kansas City and
Chicags will be affected by the result.
Word has been received that the small
packing house at Nebraska City will
comply with branding provisions of the
food law, altho the managers say it will
mean delay and additional expense in
packing meat for shipment.
"Dad" Karnes Here.
L. E. Karnes, known as "Dad"
Karnes, a telegraph operator who work
ed for the Burlington, at this place for
a number of years, but who has been
gone from here for a long time, came
in this morning, on the early Burling
ton train from Omaha. Mr. Karnes is
now located at Conners, West Virginia,
about six miles from Wheeling, where
he is working for the Wabash railway.
Mr. Karnes it will be remembered was
a very enthusiastic member of the Odd
Fellows and he now comes to Omaha to
attend the grand lodge and the grand
encampment of the order which con
venes next Tuesday and Wednesday.
And Cannot be Brought Here
For Five Years by the
Laws of the Country
W. L. Pickett us Master of the
Masons at this place, telegraphed t
the secretary of the Masonic Lodge at
Guymas, Mexico, regarding the body of
Will H. Edgerton, who was a Mason,
asking for positive identification of the
remains, from which he has not yet r
cieved the answer. He also wired I).
E. Thompson, Minister at the city of
Mexico, asking that proper steps be
taken for the shipment of thu body
home. In reply to this he recieved a
message stating that he (Mr. Thompson)
had wired the United States ('ousel at
Guymas to look after the matter and
report to the Masons here. This morn
ing Mr. Pickett recieved a telegram
from C. D. Taylor, the consul, saying
that Mr. Edgerton died at the general
hospital at that place on Oc tober 5th,
of absess of the liver, ami had been
hurried on the (th, and that the body
could not be disturbed under five vears.
The Masons have done all , they can
in the case when they have proof
which will establish his absolute
identification, for the purpose of satis
fing the insurance companies, in
which he was carrying policies.
GO ON TICKET
Important Point in the Pri
mary Law Ruled cn by
A Dakota City vorrespoiident
Under a dicision handed down b
trict Judge A. A. Welch, sitting here
forjudge Guy T. Gr:ives,a voter under
the new Nebraska primary law, has
the right to write any name he chooses
on the primary election ballot for any
person he wishes to vote for, irrespect
ive of politics, anil the parties having
recieved the highest number of votes
at said primary election shall Ik; the
nominees of such primary, notwith
standing the provisions of the primary
law relative to performing certain act
to become the candidate of a party
have not been complied with. Judge
Welch held that the constitution gave
the voter the right to vote for who.m
someever he pleases without any ifs
and ands about it.
The hearing in the ca-e of Tom Sul
livan asking for a writ of mandamus
compelling County Clerk Ross to print
names on the official ballot of candi
dates who had received a majority vote
at the primary election by the demo
crats who had in no way complied with
the law relative to becoming such can
didates, was the case at issue. The
democrats in this county only had two
regularly provided for candidates on
the primary ballot, arid at the primary
election the democrats of Jac kson con
nived together and cast upward of
twenty votes for an agreed lot of can
didates for the respective offices, which
was a majority of the votes cast in the
county for such offices. Although
County Clerk Ross had intimated that
constructed the law as much that he
would not place these names on the?
official ballot, he has not flatly refused
so to do. A mandamus proceeding was
instituted to compel him to place said
names on the official ballot. Judge
Welch held that on the merits of the
case the relator was entitled to a pre-
emptory writ of mandamus, but as the
time had not arrived for making up the
official ballot the writ of mandamus
could not be granted at this time until
it was seen that Clerk Poss failed or
refused to preform paid act. Leave
was granted the relate r to file an
amended petition sitting out certain ma
terial allegations which are omitted
the original petition, which will be
done, and a hearing held on Wednesday
afternoon of this week.
Judge Welch based his findings on de
cisions rendered by the courts of Min
nesota and Michigan on the primary
laws of their respective states, which
Nebraska's new law was patterned
Back From the South.
Peter Perry and Edgar Baker came
in this morning from their trip to the
south, where they went some ten days
since. While away they were at Cor
pis Christie, Texas, and many other
points this side of there. Edgar Bark
er purchased a farm near Perry, Okla
homa, and he says now that Mr. Perry
has a town in Oklahoma and he has a
farm. They liked the country, but
were very glad to get back to old ('ass
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