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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 31, 1907)
For Several Months She Was HI, Which Illness
Baffled Her Attending Physician.
RELIEVED OF HER SUFFERINGS
Being Attacked With a Severe Vomiting Spell
Little Frog Game Forth From Its Hiding.
Mary O'Leary, who has been a resi
dent of this city for about six years and
who has lived in the building just across
the street from the jail, had a queer
experience yesterday, which almost
breaks the records of the physicians.
On the 27th of August, 11MM5, Mrs.
O'Leary went to Morecroft, Wyoming,
where her son-in-law, C. A. Peterson,
was bridge foreman for the Iiurlington
railroad, and acted in the capacity of
cook for about fifty men, a good hard
job, notwithstanding her 70 years.
While there she used water from a
slough and the Belle Fouche river for
cooking and drinking purposes. There
she stayed until the 25rd of December,
1 900, when she returned to Plattsmouth,
feeling a considerable uneasiness in her
stomach. While she had a good deal of
distress she did not call a physician
until some time in February of this
year, when she grew much worse, and
as she described her symptoms, it was
like something moving within her stomach.-
So she called a physician, the
local doctor, and described her symp
toms to him, and suggested that she
had something alive in her stomach.
To this she said, "I think there is some
thing alive in my stomach." The doc
tor who is a practitioner of considera
ble repute, told her it was not possible
for anything alive to stay in the stom
ach, as it would be digested and thereby
killed. She maintained her belief as to
the nature of the trouble, and after
calling the physician a number of times,
discontinued his service, and as he told
her it was impossible that there could
le anything alive in her stomach, she
called no other practitioner, as she had
faith in her own doctor. Later in the
summer, as her distress grew worse,
she tried first one thing and then an
other in an endeavor to obtain relief,
and among other things she tried whis
key and later alcohol diluted. This
seemed to give her more relief than
anything else, but it would only last for
a few hours or half a day. She. would
have choking spells, and said that it
seemed as though something was trying
to crawl up her eseophagus. From time
to time she had to increase the doses of
alcohol, and Monday at about 3 o'clock,
she was feeling very bad and took a
half-glass of the spirits and as much
water and drank it. Just then a neigh
bor, Mrs. James Nail, came in to bor
row some baking powder, and her little
child called after her, and as Mrs.
O'Leary was taken with a vomiting
spell she ran to a basin in which she
had vomited. She felt like a great
animal was being discharged from her
mouth, and looking, saw she had vomited
a frog, which including its feet stretched
out, measured over seven inches long.
She immediately called Mrs. Mans
paeker. wife of the deputy sheriff, and
the reptile was still alive. They secured
it and placed it in a bottle of alcohol.
The reporter examined it last evening,
anrl it shnurml to have hppn wherp no
ngnc naa come in contact wiin it, ior it
was very light in color. Its skin was
almost gone, but retained its shape and
is intact. It is kept by the good lady
and can be seen by any one. Since the
expulsion of the reptile Mrs. O'Leary
says she does not feel the least bit of
the symptoms which she experienced
before. But you had better believe she
filters and boils the water she drinks
now and will from this on.
Voter, if you think 14 years is suffi
cient for one man to suck the public
teat of Cass county, you will go to the
polls next Tuesday and cast your ballot
for C. E. Metzger for district clerk.
A. J. Box should receive the vote of
every man who desires to see the office
of sheriff in the handsof one who is in
every way qualified to transact the bus
iness of the office in that courageous,
energetic manner that the sheriff's office
should be conducted.
W. E. Rosencrans, our present effi
cient and accommodating county clerk,
has been a resident of Cass county for
twenty years, while his opponent has
been here less than one-fourth that
time. Vote for "Rosey" and a contin
uation of good work in the county clerk's
The present flurry in financial circles
will soon be over, but the fact remains
that conditions in the east are such as to
create distrust and a lack of security.
So long as crops are as they have been
for the past several years, there need
be no fear but that the west can take
care of herself. We produce much more
than we consume, and are ready at all
times to meet the demands.
The school reports of the state show
that two years ago there were twenty
four females elected to the office of
county superintendent. And in every
instance they have given such ex
cellent satisfaction that they were all
nominated for re-election. Vote for
Miss Mary E. Foster next Tuesday and
thus bestow upon her an honor which is
Are you ready for
a New Pipe?
has the Large and Most
; Complete of
ever seen in Plattsmouth, from
the Low Priced to the Very Best
on the Market.
justly due her, because of her excellent
standing as a lady and her efficiency in
The voters will make no mistake in
casting their ballots for Frank E
Sclater for county treasuer, if they de
sire the books of that office kept in the
same excellent condition they have been
kept for the past four years. Frank E.
Schlater is one of the most accurate
accountants in the state of Nebraska,
and has had charge of the books in the
treasurer's office. Vote for Frank E.
Schlater, and let the good work go on.
Remember him next Tuesday when you
go to the polls.
A vote for Chailes R. Jordon means
a vote for a gentleman who will make a
member of the board of county com
missioners who will always be alert to
the interests of the taxpayers in every
section of the county. Charley Jordon
in not the kind of a man that will stand
by and see one section of the county get'
more than properly belongs to it, greatly
to the detriment of another section,
without a determined protest. Vote for
Charley Jordon, if you would have an
unselfish representative on the board.
If either, Professors Opp, Grimes or
Debolt, all of whom were applicants for
the appointment, had succeeded, there
would not have been any opposition at
the general election. In the face of the
fact that George L. Farley did not pos
sess even a certificate of any kind for
school work, the county commissission
ers appointed him county superintendent
of schools when they knew that either
of others possessed the highest creden
dials extended to practical teachers of
the state. They are all three now en
gaged in school work, and have been for
a number of years. Miss Foster pos
sesses the highest qualifications that can
be extended to a teacher in Nebraska,
which makes her qualifications for the
office of county superintendent beyond
a question of doubt, and the Journal
can see no sane reason why she should
not receive the vote of everyone who
favors the continuation of the present
high standing of the schools of Cass
county. Vote for Miss Mary E. Foster
for county superintendent of schools
next Tuesday, and against the man
whose qualifications are very limited.
For County Assessor.
In selecting county assessor the vo
ters should stop and consider the fact
that H. M. Soennichsen is the best
qualified man in the race. He is not
only well educated but fully conversant
with every detail that is required to
successfully fill the office. He favors
that every one should be assessed alike.
Was the Appointment of Ccunly Super
intendent Made on Merit?
Editor Journal:- It has been said, and
in many instances it is true, "that
j silence is golden," and then again there
comes a time when seemingly, silence
ceases to b a virtue. Living in an age
of commercial activity, we are prone to
take note of the failures or success of
our public institutions, thus crowding
out of our minds the things in fact, that
should concern us at home. That the
failure or success of any business de
pends on the ability or inability of the
person or persons in charge, goes with
out contradiction. That being the case,
merit should be given its place. And
here let me say that it is not the case
in many instances, favoritism and po
litical preferment, without regard to
merit, is the cause of many of the fail
ures we are constantly witnessing.
Now for a moment let us notice some
thing at home; Cass county, if you
please. If there is anything above an
other that we should be interested in,
it is our posterity. The boy or girl of
today, will be the man or woman of to
morrow. The type of man will be man
ifested by the advantages given now,
and who will be responsible for his fu
ture success you and I? Realizing
then that our educational institutions
will exert a power for the future citi
zen, let us notice some of the doings of
our officers in power. Only a short time
ago a vacancy occurred in the office of
county superintendent, making an ap
pointment necessary by the board of
county commissioners. I am informed
that applications from some of the best
instructors that Cass county had, were
filed with the board for their considera
tion, men that have been giving their
time and means to advance the interests
of education for our children. Did the
appointment fall to one who has been
devoting his time, and fitting himself
for the work? Not so; but instead we
find the appointment given to one who,
for ten years, has been out of touch
with school work, placed at the head of
our schools in Cass county. Was it
merit that placed him there? Certainly
not; as at the time of this appointment
he did not hold a certificate. The im
provements in our schools, both mental
and physical, has been many since he
cast away the rod ten years ago, and
entered in other vocations. Then why
was the appointment given thus? Surely
our county board would not cast the in
terests of our children aside to favor
one for political reasons in the past?
Let us rather say they erred in judg
ment, and voters and fathers of our
children, we should rise in our might
and prevent at the polls such aninfring
ment of our children's interests.
A Republican Voter.
For District Clerk.
The democrats have placed before the
voters of Cass county for their support,
a young man, whose character is as
free from criticism as any citizen in Cass
county. A young man possessed of all
the qualtities that go to make a perfect
gentleman, and who is competent to fill
any position in the gift of the nation.
A young man who, if elected to the
position of clerk of the district, the
people can point to with pride. He has
not been a hanger-on at the court house
for fourteen years, and still crying for
more "pap," but is a young man who
knows when to cry "enough!" This
is Christian E. Metzger, a modest un
assuming young man, who has gone to
the voters and in a genial manner asks
their support for this office. A vote
for ' C E. Metzger means a vote for a
genial young man who was born and
reared in Cass county, and has never
before, been a candidate. Give the
young man your vote and you will never
live to see the day or hour that you will
For County Treasurer.
Everybody knows that the office of
county treasurer is one of the most
responsible positions in the gift of the
voters and tax payers of Cass county.
Here is where all the money of the
county comes in and here is where
every penny is to be accounted for, its
disposition, etc. It takes a competent
person to do the business of the treas
urer's office correctly. Frank E.
Schlater has had charge of the books of
that office for the past four'years, and
we defy anyone to point to a mistake
that has occurred in keeping the same.
Vote for Frank E. Schlater and the
same conditions will prevail if he is
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To Remove Warts.
An exenange says: "A miserable im
poster is said to be traveling over this
country selling a receipt for taking off
warts, when everybody knows the only
way to take off a wart is to rub it with
a potato, which is afterward to be
buried by a "nigger" in the northeast
corner of a grave and at midnight, in
the dark of the moon. As the potato
decays the wart will decay." Now the
trouble about this cure here in Platts
mouth is to find the "nigger" to bury
the potato. As there is not a negro in
Plattsmouth, the afflicted would have
to import one from Omaha or Nebraska
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icJe all Sale
m FULL LA
Our Gigantic Fall Sale has called forth favorable comments from all
sections and won the appreciation of thousands.
The multitudes who have attended this sale have received sensational
values and they profited greatly. There was entnsiastic buying in every de
partment. No wonder! Think of buvinj first-class merchandise at about
HALF USUAL PRICES!
In genuine value-giving, this Friday and Saturday will witness the giving
of values even greater than those of opening days. New merchandise is being
added daily and something new and exciting every hour. This sale is bringing
your friends. How about you? We extend an invitation to all to attend our
manufacturers' Gigantic Fall Sale incomparably the greatest value giving
achievement of the year, presenting marvelous values in merchandise of the
highest class. Come quick!
BIG FUR SALE!
Mr. Burnet, representing A. J.
Klliott & Co., the largest fur mak
ers in the country, will be here in
our store all day next Wednesday,
Nov. 6, to display the most lavish
and comprehensive assortment of
furs ever exhibited to the Platts
mouth public. Handsome sealskin
coats, muffs and neck pieces of the
rarest of animals, will be sold to you
direct from the maker, thus saving
you many dollars. This will be the
greatest Fur Sale on record. Tell
your friends. Remember the day, the
date, the hour. Wednesday, Nov.
6, commencing at 8 o'clock.
Merciless reductions on our en
tire line of new up-to-date Fall
Millinery Friday and Saturday.
Boys' overcoats at disastrous
prices, must be sold. Men's Cloth
ing and Hats at stupendous low
GREAT COAT SALE
Over 50 stylish coats and skirts
must be sold Friday and Saturday.
Coates Machine Thread 4c spool.
Mystic Boxes continue.
Bargains in Dry Goods.
' Judge Harvey D. Travis.
The election is but a few days off and
the Journal desires to say another
word or two in behalf of a gentleman
and an - able lawyer, who is asking
your support for judge of the district
court. For four years Judge Travis
has been judge of the probate court.
Several years ago he was elected for
two terms as county attorney. In serv
ing in both of these capacities he per
formed his duties to the letter, irre
spective of politics, friendship or
favortism. The people know this as
well as we do. The same conditions
will prevail if he is elected judge of the
district court. He allows nothing to
come between him and duty. Nearly
every voter in Cass county knows Judge
Travis, and they know that if he is
elected to the high position for which
he is a candidate, he will do his duty as
he sees in the laws of the land, irrespec
tive of bitter foe or warm friendship.
If you want this kind of a district judge
go to the polls next Tuesday and vote
for Harvey D. Travis.
Missouri river navigation is to be
stirred up again and in a more effective
manner than heretofore, the coming
month. F. W. Hudson and W. L. Yet
ter, as a special committee from the
Omaha Commercial Chib, have been in
Kansas City for several days past
working up a system of co-operation
between Missouri river points to bring
about improvements of the Missouri
Lawrence M. Jones, president of the
Missouri Valley Improvement Associa
tion, has been invited to speak to the
Commercial Club next month on the
problem. Mr. Jones is an enthusiast
on the subject, is full of facts and fig
ures showing the possibilities of steam
boating on the Missouri river, and, in
the course of his campaign, will deliver
addresses at all Missouri river points
from St. Louis to Sioux City. Omaha
"Had dyspepsia for years. No ap
petite and what I did eat distressed me
terribly. Burdock Blood Bitters cured
me." J. H. Walker, Sunbury, Ohio.
j W. E. Rosencrans came in this after
j noon from his trip out in the county,
j distributing ballots and election sup-
plies for the election next Tuesday.
Miss Mary E. Foster.
The above-named lady is in the city
this week in the interests of her candi
dacy for County Superintendent of
schools. She is a lady in every respect,
and her appearance denotes the excel
lent qualities she possesses for the im
portant position for which she is a can
didate. The present excellent condition
of the schools of Cass county should
be maintained and the best way to do
this is to vote for the person whom you
know has attained the highest mark in
the school work of the state that is
Miss Mary E. Foster.
Omaha Gets Schuyler Train.
On the new time card of the Bur
lington, effective November 10, Omaha
will be given a new freight train, Nos.
63 and 64 will run between Omaha and
Schuyler instead of between Schuyler
and Ashland, as at present. If no great
change in time is decided on this train,
it will leave Omaha before midnight
and will arrive in Schuyler about 6 a. m.
and returning will leave Schuyler short
ly after 7 p. m.
Will Give a Supper
The High School will give a supper
in Coates' hall Friday evening, Nov. 1,
for the benefit of the Athletic Associa
tion. Everyone invited.
To succeed these days you
must have plenty of grit, cour
age, strength. How is it with
the children? Are they thin,
pale, delicate? Do not forget
Ayer's Sarsaparilla. You
know it makes the blood pure
and rich, and builds up the
general health in every way.
The children cannot possibly have eood health
unless the bowels :ire in proper cohditum. Cor
rect any constipation bv uivinir small laxatiye
dotes of Ayer's tills. All ytgetablLssugar-ooated.
Also manufacturers of
9 HAIR VIGOR.
t & 3 O CKER8Y PECTORAL.
We have no BMre'i!
the formulas of a., our medicines.
Wall Paper adds much to the appearance of
the home, so much so that it is the cheapest
decoration that can be put on a house, not
that it makes the room warm and keeps out
cold, but saves the coal bill, and above all
brings a brightness that cheers up every one
around the house. Try it, paper one room
and see the effect. Bring us the size of your
room and we will tell you just what it will
cost f and furnish you a first-class paper
hanger to put it on not a wall paper ped
dler. Wall paper from 5c to $4.00 per roll.
GERING (Si CO.,
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