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lI,ATTSMOUTII, NKIJUASKA, THURSDAY, NOV KM MKll LS, 11)07
Justice Brewer, of the United States Supreme
Court Says President is Playing Game.
COMMENDS GOVERNER HUGHES
Emphatic in Declaration That No Man Should
Serve But One Term as Chief Executive.
David J. Brewer. Associate Justice
of the United States supreme court,
paid his respect to the president in New
York Wedneday night. He severely
criticize! President Roosevelt and declar
ed that the President is "playing hide-and-seek
with the American public for
political reasons." j
Justice Brewer was aointcd to the !
Supreme bench ly President Cleaveland
in IS'.h;. t the time a United
States Circuit Judge ami frequently'
preside! in the Federal Court in St.
I a ui is. ;
In his speech lie declared that no man
should be eligible for a second term as
President of the United States, and
advocated that the length of the presi- 1
dential term lie increased to seven ',
After a trip around the world Ulysses .
S. Grant was received in this country i
with a third-term lxom and a welcome ;
that was full of adultation. Then there
was a tour of Mexico from which he I
returned by rail ami the little Texas j
town in which he was first to set foot ;
again on the soil of the United States
in the spring of Is') had prepared to
receive him with the thunder of cannon j
and other evidences that it was glad to
see him. i
Hut the guns did not speak. They had .
been clandestinely spiked during ;
the night. It was not done ly Texas, i
It was the first open act of hostility ;
done ly the national forces which had j
organized to defeat his nomination for;
a third term in the Presidency by j
fie convention which at last named j
The remarkable speech delivered in !
New York by Justice Hrewer, of the I
United States Supreme Court, on Wed- !
nesday night is. by analogy, the first I
open move against what Justice Brewer j
and millions of others believe toj
be President Roosevelt's devious j
campaign for nomirhation for a third j
Ex-Governor in Good Health.
The Lincoln Journal says: Ex-Governor
Silas A. Holcomb is in Nebraska.
It was reported last night that he is in
the city, but if that report were true a
number of his old time friends and
personal associates had not heard of it.
H. C. Rountree of Omaha met Judge
Holcomb on the way from Broken Row
to Lincoln Thursday night. He ex
pected to stop in Lincoln, but it was
surmised he . might have gone on to
Omaha. The former governor was in
good health. His home is now located
in Seattle where he is practicing law.
Mr. Rountree said last night that the
governor expected to visit several days
He Surely Knows How to Work.
George M. Porter came in Saturday
evening from Lincoln, where he has
been working during the past week.
The addition of Lincoln to Mr. Porter's
already large territory make his duties
about double to what they were before
the charge. Notwithstanding the add
ed duties George is taking care of the
work, although it keeps him going to
get over the ground as often as is rt
quired; but George is used to rustling,
and for that reason can more easily
care for the business than if he was
not accustomed to hard work.
A Relic of the Flood.
Yesterday while hunting on the river
bottom, a crowd of young men and
boys found the buggy which O. M.
Streight lost in the July flood. It was
nearly covered by trash and rubbish,
partly broken, but much of it remained
in fairly good shape. Two wheels, the
reach and body i3 well preserved. It was
found by Walter Baumeister near where
Andy Smith lives.
term. It calls the President's hand at
an awkward turn of Jhe frame. It
must be met by some utterance from
the President other than an angry re
joinder. A Justice of the Supreme Court open
ly declares that the President is play
ing a tricky, insincere frame of hide-and-seek
with the American people.
The charge cannot be disposed of by
writing the name of the Judge in the
membership of the Ananias Club. It
can be refuted only by a flat and final
refusal to accept another nomination
under any circumstances whatever.
If the President has not been dodging
in and out behind the bulky form of
Taft in a run for another nomination
he must make the fact clear to the
American people, or his support will
hurt more than help any candidate to
whom it may be given.
Justice Brewer's biting allusions to
the president's "spectacular and dram
atic" performances and to his betrayal
of the interests which elected him are
an interesting emphasis - of factional
bitterness within the Republican party.
Rut they are of little significance be
side the plain intimation that Theodore
Roosevelt is seeking to violate one of
the strongest of American traditions
the unwritten law against a third term
in the Presidency for any man.
Justice Rrewer's laudation of Goven
or Hughes, no less than the circumstan
ce. under which he spoke, leaving no
doubt that powerful enemies of the
President have fixed upon the New
York executive as to whom they will
support for nomination by the Republi
can National Convention next year.
It is the beginning of the most gigan
tic factional fight that has shaken the
Republican party since its first organ
ization, more than half a cenury ago.
1 1 opens the way for sweeping a Demo
cratic victory if the opportunity is used
with sagacity and practical political
Family Group Taken.
George W. Shrader and family were
in the city this morning and had Pho
tographer Leonard take a picture of the
frmily. Those present were George W.
Shrader and wife; J. D. Shrader and
family of Mu.rav; Robert Shrader and
family from Otoe county; Mrs. John
Yardley of Rock Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Creamer of near Kanosha; Mrs.
Frank Rhoden, Mrs. Vernie Rhoden,
Homer Shrader, Mont Shrader, Omer
Yardley, George Shrader, Oscar
Shrader, Vra Yardley and Vera
Shrader, a large and happy family with
children and grandchildren.
Lay Corner Stone of Masonic Home.
1 This morring the workmen at the
Masonic Home, who are building the
i new wing to that institution, laid the
1 corner stone and have begun the erec-
tion of the walls of the first story after
j the basement, and with a continuance
; of good weather will soon have the
structure well under way, so that it
j can be enclosed and work for the com
' pletion of the building on the inside be
! pushed even in the cold weather.
Reported as Improving.
Mrs. S. S. Gooding and daughter.
Miss Stella, and son Everett, and Mas
ter Glen Elliott were passengers to
, Omaha this morning, where they will
visit with friends, and also with Miss
Zella Elliott, who a few days since
went to Omaha, where she submitted
to an operation at the St. Joseph hos
pital for appendicitis, and of whom re
ports say she is getting along nicely.
John Rainey departed last evening
for Council Bluffs, where he will visit
for a few davs with friends.
Car Robberies Continue
The Lincoln Journal, in speaking of
car robberies, says: ''Car robberies'
f . . l J
have become more irequent man ever
before on railroads entering this city,
and it is said that robberies are report
ed daily from eastern Nebraska lines.
The cars are robbed in transit, thieves
breaking into merchandise cars while
they are in trairjs moving at night and
throwing out goods. With trains more
than half a mile long the robbers are
able to evade the members of the crews
and to steal the goods, and in most in
stances get away with them success
fully." A NEST FOR SKUNKS
That is What Ex-Gov. Dietrich Calls
"There has never been any regret on
my part that I entered Nebraska poli
tics. True, I have had a sad experi
ence, but that was due only to the fact
that I did my duty honestly and fear
lessly, I found in office a nest of
skunks. I went after them with a club,
in consequence of which I was after
ward forced to retire. I am satisfied
that the people of the state are fast
coming to realize and learn that I was
the victim of a lot of scoundrels and
that my actions both as governor and
as senator were above reproach."
So spoke former governor and Sena
tor Charles H. Dietrich, of Hastings, at
the Lincoln hotel this forenoon, in the
course of the statements made to a re
porter for The News on political and
miscellaneous matters. Mr. Dietrich
lays the blame for the political down
fall primarily on W. S. Summers, for
merly United States attorney for Ne
braska, and generally upon a number of
postmasters who failed of re-appointment,
as well as numerous others who
did not get places they were seeking at
his hands. That he still cherishes some
bitterness toward them is indicated by
his remarks above quoted.
"I will say," continued the Hastings
statesman, 'that there were some peg
pie and some newspapers opposed to me
whom I do not credit with entertaining
any personal animosity, but who fought
me because I was friendly to D. E.
Thompson. They are not the ones I
have referred to. I despise only those
who pursued me with their antagonism
because I refused to help them get or
stay in office. The state well knows
who belongs to the coterie that had the
indictment returned against me while I
was senator. I had no use for those
despicable politicians in the beginning,
and I hold them in utter contempt now. "
JOHN D. Til IE
A Large Number of Friends and
Neighbors Attend Last Sad Rites.
John D. Thierolf, who died last Tues
day at his home near Cedar Creek, was
born in Fuereteugrund Hessen, Bram
stadt, Germany, on May 15th, 1843, and
was 64 years old last spring. He lived
in his native country until he was 30
years of age, coming to this country
and to this county in 1873. The first
year he lived in this country he worked
for Philip Treisch, sr., who died some
years ago. During the next few years
he farmed for himself, and "batching,"
but in a few years he married Miss
Boedshen Rexroth, in 1878, and bought
the . farm where they have made their
home since. Here they farmed and
paid for the place, and after the chil
dren were well grown rented more
ground for farming purposes. During
their married life eight children came
to bless their union, four boys and four
girls, all whom with their mother sur
vive the husband and father. They are
Mrs. Adam Meisinger, the only one
married, and George, Henry, Eva, Liz- :
zie. Anna, Philip and John, jr. Mr. :
Thierolf did not belong to any lodge or
carry any insurance. Besides the im- i
mediate family, Mr. Thierolf leaves one !
brother and two sisters to mourn his j
sudden death. Mrs. Henry Thierolf, of
Star, Holt county and Mrs. John Spotts, ,
living in Lancaster county, this state, j
also Mrs. Wolf, living in Minnesota. j
The funeral services were conducted j
by Rev. Spreigle of the German Con- i
gregational church, west of town, and
were held in the Walradt cemetery
church, the interment being made in
that cemetery'. The pall bearers were:
John and Adam Kreager, John and G. P.
Meisinger, John Albert and Adam
The Journal joins with the many
friends of the bereaved family in ex
tending sympathy to those who have suf
fered this untimely loss of the husband
father and brother.
Soen We Will Have Power for the
Enterprises That Want to Come
It will be remembered that sometime
since, there was some talk of locating
a plant at this place for the manufactur
ing of incubators, but there was noth
ing done with the proposition, because
we had no way of offering power that
would beacceptible, or that could be
used. The same was the case in the
matter of locating the M. E. Smith
shirt and overall factory, which we
failed to land, and our neighbor at Ne
braska City got. We now have a
contract which will lay at our door an
abundence of electrical power in a short
time. -We refer to the contract which
was a short time since made with the
Omaha Light and Power company,
through Earl C. Wescott. We have
needed power of this kind for a long
time, we have observed that more than
one institution has been crippled for the
want of power sufficient for its needs
when it wanted it. Roth of the papers
of this city could be far better served
with electrical power than at present.
We think it a wise idea to keep a look
out for other industries for our city,
now that we have an assurance of
power to ofFer those would like to come
OBEY THE LAV
The National Biscuit Company
Wants to Gut Out Weight
A special from Lincoln, under date of
November 21, says: "The alleged
cracker trust today found an eloquent
advocate in the person of United States
Senator A. J . Hopkins of Illinois. In
company with Attorney L. Babst of
New York he called on Governor Sheldon
and asked that the National Biscuit
company be relieved from the burden of
placing net weight bands on packages.
Babst is the New York attorney who
cordially invited Food Commissioner
Johnson to come to Chicago to talk
matters over, the cracker concern to
pay all expenses. Johnson refused and
gave Babst's letter to the newspapers.
'Today Babst, reinforced by Senator
Hopkins, pleaded with Sheldon to set
aside the provisions of the pure food law.
Sheldon declared that he must enforce
the statues and the cracker concern
must obey the law or suffer the conse
"Until the law is more thoroughly
understood Food Commissioner Johnson
will allow some elasticity in the brand
ings of net weights, the intent of the
manufacturer being taken into consider
ation to mitigate any technical short
coming." Hailed Out This Summer.
John and George Morrow, who it will
be remembered lived near Rock Bluffs
some time since and who sold their farm
there and removed to near Eagle and
Greenwood, and where John lost one of
his limbs in a corn sheller some time
since, were in Omaha yesterday, look
ing after some business matters.
After having looked after their business
in the metropolis they thought to come
down this way and visit on their way
home. They dropped off here last even
ing and visited a while with friends,
and departed on a later train for their
home in the west end of the county.
They were in the hail district in the
western part of the county, and say
that on that account they are having a
shortage of crops. The hail even knoc k
ing off their grapes so they could not
make wine enough to drown, their
Was Seventy-six Yesterday.
Mrs. John Marsh, living near Rock
Bluffs, was 76 years of age yesterday,
and in commemoration had a celebration
of the event, in a way which all must
recognize as in keeping with the spirit
that the Master taught. Mrs. Marsh
done a generous baking, and as an evi
dence of the thankfulness of a good
husband and a good home in the land of
plenty, even considering the financial
flurry, she laid in wait for the mail car
rier and loaded him with cake, a large
generous 'piece cut from the birthday
baking, a large sack of the choicest
apples and other good things. This is
a nice way of showing one's thanks for
the every-day blessings that are heaped
upon us. Oh for a world full of people
of such a spirit.
Highest cash paid for poultry, deliver
ed at Mynard any day in the week.
Tel. 3 O. W. F. Richardson.
Receives Two Elk Teeth.
Last summer while in the west taking
an outing, Fritz Fricke made the ac
qaintance of Frank Siddons of Red
! Rlutfs, Wyoming, a scout and old miner.
who was with the party of which Fritz
was a member. At the time Mr. Fricke
asked his friend that should he have
the opjortunity to get hold of any elk
teeth to send him one. Yesterday, by
mail, packed in a cartridge box, came
two fine specimens and which Fritz
prizes very highly, for the reason of
the fineness of the teeth and as an em
blem of the "Elks," and also as coming
from the friend he had made while in
the west last summer.
OLD FOLKS IN
JURED AT ELMWOOD
Mr. and Mrs. Bickert Thrown from
Buggy and Seriously Injured.
Elmwood. Neb., Nov. 21. (Special
to the Journal). Last evening as Mr.
and Mrs. Bickert were returning from
a visit to their son, John Bickeit and
family, who lives about three miles
southwest of the city, they met an auto
mobile, driven by one Wm. Kunz of
Lincoln, which scared the horse, caus
ing him to run away and spill out the
occupants of the buggy in which they
were riding. Mr. Kunz with his auto
mobile was just leaving town, where
the rig in which Mr. Bickert and his
wife were riding, although an eighth
of a mile away, the horse became
frightened and reared in the shafts,
turning around, and as he did so over
turning the buggy and bruising Mr.
Bickert and his wife very badly. They
were about 70 years old and could not
well care for themselves. When the
vehicle ws upset, Mrs. Bickert was
thrown in such a way that her colb.r
bone was broken, besides a number of
ribs, and her husband, who had the
lines, was dragged quite a distance be
fore he became disengaged from his
perilous position. Mr. Kunz had stopped
as soon as he saw the horse come over
the hill, but when he saw the horse get
away he ran his machine up to the
couple and picked them up and hastened
into town with them to the of'ice of
J. M. Neeley, who did what he could
for their comfort. They are, besides
the bones being broken as stated above,
pretty badly bruised and skinned up.
The buggy is a complete wreck and the
harness badly broken, while the horse
escaped almost uninjured.
Death Result of Malpractice.
Hon. C. E. Noyes returned Sunday
evening from Chadron, where he went
to attend the funeral of George Glover.
Mr. Noyes, in speaking of the accident
which resulted in the death of Mr.
Glover, says that Glover's death was
due to malpractice of the physician in
charge. Glover had come in from his
run and in attempting to cross the
tracks in front of a string of box-tars
was knocked down. He fell in the cen
ter of the track and one of his arms
was cut and broken, otherwise he re
ceived no severe injury. His death re
sulted from loss of blood. Action will
be brought against the physician for
malpractice.- Louisville Courier.
Cement Tile Plant.
A Mr. Wilson of Red Oak, la., was
in Louisville this week in quest of a
location for a factory for the manufac
ture of cement tiling. He was the
guest while here of C. A. Richey, who
was instrumentsi in securing the new
enterprise for our town.
Mr. Wilson was well pleased with the
town and with the shipping facilities
we have to offer, and he and Mr. Richey
went to Omaha Thursday to confer with
General Manager Holdrege of the Bur
lington for a building site and side
tracks for the new plant and were suc
cessful in getting both.
Work on the necessary buildings will
begin as soon as the necessary arrange
ment can be made. Steady employment
will be given to from ten to fifteen men.
- Louisville Courier.
The Divorce Evil.
A report is now being complied by
the Census Bureau in regard to the
large number of unhappy marriages in
this country and the basis of the report
will be that a'stupendous total of approx
imately of l,3Q0,oC;j unhappy married
couples, or 2, COO, 000 luckless individuals
have been before the courts of the
country to secure divorces between the
years of 1SS7 and 1906, inclusive. Stick
lers for divorce reform have a decided
shock coming to them when this report
is made public several months hence,
for the publication will contain certain
information concerning more domestic
troubles than was ever before treated
between two covers.
John W. Cutright.
A number of newspaper men gave a
dinner-in honor of J. W. Cutright to
night at the Lincoln hotel. Cutright
will shortly leave for Peoria, Illinois,
where he has t;:kcn a position with the
Peoria Journal. Cutright for a number
of years has been connected with the
Lincoln News, previous to which time
for many years he had worked in
Omaha and Plattsrnoiith, and at one
time served as private secretary to
William J. Bryan. Omaha Bee.
Johnny will be remembered by many
of the older citizens of Plattsmo'ith.
For several years he was connected
i with Charles W. Sherman in the publi
cation of the Journal. And it was while
serving in the capacity of local reporter
that he was shot by Hugh Marshall of
Unionville, Putnam county, Missouri,
with whom the present editor of the
j Journal was well acquainted. The cause
of the shooting was through a mistake
on the hotel register at the Perkins
house sometime along in the Mi's.
Mrs. J. H. Carroll and a daughter of
Mr. Marshall came in on a late
train and registered at. this hostlcry
for the night and in publishing the ar
rivals in the Journal the next day the
names appeared as "Mr. J. H. Carroll
nd Miss Marshall." Someone, who
wanted to make trouble for Johnny, and
who perhaps "had it in for him" any
way, sent Mr. Marshall a copy of the
paper. The daughter being one of the
most popular young ladies in northeast
ern Missouri, and the father a banker
and one of the most highly respected
citizens of Putnam county, started an
investigation, and came to this city
with vengeance in his eye. After com
ing here and talking over the matter
I with Mr. Sherman arid Mr. Cutright,
he seemed to understand that it was a
J mistake and was about to return to his
j home in Unionville, accompanied by J.
; II. Carroll, who, knowing his firey na
! ture, had come with him I cro" prevent.
him from doing something desperate.
! The Journal office was then located in
the third floor of tl e then Fitztrerald,
I now Coates block, and the "Meddlo
j some Mattie" who originated the trou
ble, got around Mr. Marshall and again
raised the old gentleman's ire by tell
ing that the mistake was made for a
purpose, and got him t believe that
i such was the case. Mr-. Sherman and
Johnny were both in the oflice when
j Mi-. Marshall trade his appearance
j They sav.- in a second that he was "hot"
and when he drew a ievo!ver, botl..
'Sherman and Cutright beg-in t-.
scamper, and in his effor t, to g t Nwn
the stairway Mr. Marsh;. 11 fired ft. the
retreating form of Cutright, and si ruck
him in the arm.
Mr. Marshall u as arrested, hutgiving
I bond, was released and the whole mat
ter was finally settled by Mr. .Marshall
paying Cutright a stipulated sum of
money. In lH'.H, Mr. Marshall was a
candidate for state senator from the
counties of Putnam, Lewis, Knox, Sc.-
; land and Clark, Mo., and while the dis
j trict was strongly democratic arid Mr.
I Marshall the nominee of that party, he
was defeated. Circulars containing a
full account of this shooting were scat
tered broadcast over the district, and
this in a great measure was the cause
of his defeat.
Mr. Marshall was a good man and the
i part he took in the affair was no more
than any other father would have done
in saving the good name of an innocent
daughter. And the result of the affair
h3s always been attributable to parties
who were enemies of Messrs. Sherman
Married in "Chicago.
Miss Gertrude Irene Hilton and L. B.
Farley were married at Chicago, in the
Grace Episcopal church, on Sunday,
November 17th. Miss Hilton was for
merly a resident of this place, being a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hilton
and is well known by a large number of
our citizens. Mr' Farley is a young
business man of Chicago. They will
continue to make Chicago their home.
The Journal joins with the mar.v friend.
of the young couple in wishing them all
the desirable things in life.
Billy Fox Writes from Texas.
W. K. Fox, of the treasurer's office,
received a letter from his son, Billy,
who with his mother, sister and grand
parents, are visiting in Houston, Texas
Billy gives a vivid description of the
place, and says Texas is the place for
him. Among other things he describes
the weather as not being too hot or too
cold, saying one does not have to wear
a hat or coat unless he wants to. That
the railroads and depots are all divided
in two portions, one for the negro and
the other for the whites. He says one
cannot see the houses in the city for
palms and ferns. His description of
the city of Houston makes it a very
beautiful place, and one almost envies
his experience there.
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