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Bne Company Operates
Another They Are Light Vessels, Duilt
to Meet Conditions on the Missouri.
One of the men whose experience and
advice will be most in demand at the
Missouri River Navigation congress in
Sioux City, January 22 and 23, will be
Captain Isaac P. Baker of Bismark, N.
D. It is only little known down this far
that one company operates five boats and
five barges on the upper 'river ' and ' has
been doing so for years and making
money at it.
Captain Baker is the manager of the
line, the Benton Packet company.which
operates out of Bismark, and its boats
run between Sioux City and Fort Ben
ton, Mont., and occasionally on the Yel
lowstone river. Another boat is being
built by the company for service this
year. For the fiscal year ending June
30 last the traffic of the upper river,
exclusive of building material and sand,
amounted to 32,207 tons, a large part of
which was carried on the Benton Pack
et company's boats. Three of the com
pany's boats are propelled by steam and
two by gasoline. The largest of them,
the Expansion, is 109 feet long, twenty
four feet beam and four feet in depth.
They are built to suit present condi
tions in the upper Missouri and can
navigate at extreme low water depths
and carry 3,000 to 5.000 bushles of
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nemimscenses 01 ine cany .
Days in the West.
A few days ago my better-half said:
, if you go down town today bring
a few pounds of beans and green peas
When it came to eating the beans and
pork, they were enjoyed. A few days
later the peas were tried, and listening
to the criticism as to them not being
cooked enough, and with the assurance
of the cook that they had been boiling j
since 8 a. m., it was then that an oc- j
currence of days long since passed came j
to my mind.
In returning from a trip in the fall of
IStli, (in company of my friends, P. and
E. V., of St. Joseph, Mo., and three
others) from Montana via Salt Lake
City, Forts Bridges and Hallack. At
the last named fort our party concluded
we ought to have a change of diet. It
was decided that I should buy some
beans, and I went to a settler's
store and bought four pounds, at the
rate of $1,25 per jiound. In the mean
time the boys were busy locating the
camp and getting fuel, such as sage
brush and dry willows; then getting the
water, a fire was started. All the beans
and a big piece of bacon was put to
boiling, and after waiting very patient
ly for three hours or more, we started
to eat, using the liquid instead of coffee.
We found the beans scarcely half cooked ;
nevertheless we had a good supper, and
then started to reboil the remaining
beans, by adding another piece of bacon,
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tnem polling unui we renreu
for the night and then
again in the
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we fo md them just as hard as we did at
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sunner. Aain we aaaea some more
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plenty oi water as sudsuiuic lor vimee
at each of these memorable meals, but
the beans proved to be just as hard at
the last supper as the first, not being
able to decide our inability to boil the
beans to a degree of tenderness. It was
a matter of various suggestions, some
saying the cause lay in the high altitude;
others said it was the watter, but we
were later assured that they were only :
a remnant of beans left there in 1854,
by General Johnson in the days of his j
march against the Mormons. Whatever j
might; have been the cause of those I
beans remaining firm, they will never ,
be forgotten by those enjoying the expe- j
rience of the effort to cook them. F. ;
Departed for Oklahoma Last Night.
George and William Hild and M. E. !
Coleman departed last night with their !
household effect, their stock and farm- ;
ing utensils, and will make their homes j
in the sunny south in the future. The '
Hild boys have purchased farms while s
Mort has only rented for the present. !
Are Visiting in Illinois
Last evening J. T. Bates and wife
departeu for Winchester, Illinois, where
they were called on account of the
illness of the gentleman's father, J. T.
Bates, sr., who is 75 years old. They
will remain in the east a week or ten
days visiting the scenes of their child
he od days.
Five and is Building
wheat or ninty to 150 tons of merchan
dise. The company has been in exist
ence for several years and has always
made money, though it is averse to
giving out figures or rates. It operates
in a country with a much smaller pop
ulation and far less business ,than , the
stretch'of 'river "between 'Omaha and
Kansas City. Grain, lumber and live
stock constitutes two-thirds of the ton
nage, and general merchandise, the best
paying class, one-third.
"I believe the Missouri river is one of
the best and satest low water naviga
tion streams in the world," Captain
Baker says. "The trouble usually is
that the boats operated are not built
to meet the conditions. We have boats
that were built to meet conditions and
we run them from the opening of navi
gation until the close. They are broad
of beam and shallow of hold and loaded
to their maximum draw only three feet
of water. There is seldom that little
water in any river channed. You'll
need the same kind of a; boat on the
lower river until it is improved. No
boat should be built to meet present
conditions in the river that has less
than one foot of beam to every five feet
Other Towns are Infected.
The spirit that condemns without a
hearing is prevalent in the land and
needs to be guarded against. Thismat-
ter was put to the test in this town the
other day- A man was challenged to
to certain other wise men and whis.
per a story in their ear reflecting upon
the life of any good citizen of Nebraska
City and get their opinion of the matter.
, The challe t carried out.
Lest and received the reply: d,
doubt it in the least; I have always been
suspicious of him." Thus accepting as
gospel truth the unsupported rumor,
without giving the defendant an oppor
tunity to be heard or counting for any
thing the previous excellent life of the
accused. Test this matter yourself. It
may do you good. The world is all too
suspicious. Base is the mind that sus
pects. When deputation smirching
stories come to your ears, ask to be
shown. At least give the accused man
an opportunity to be heard before con
demning him. Nebraska City News.
DIED AT SHERIDAN
Well Known Plattsmsuih Citi
zen Died this Morning.
A telegram from Sheridan, Wyo.,
this morning announced the death of
Fred Kroehler, sr., a former citizen of
this place, at 6:30 this morning. Mr.
Kroehler was well known here, having
lived in Plattsmouth for a number of
years. He reared a large family here,
who are now elsewhere, one one, Ed-
ward, living at Sheridan, Wyo., and
with whom his father made his home.
iiic iciuauia Will LC Ul UUUJlb kUJiia tuv
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for burial and will arrive here on Friday
the funeral occurring from
the Burlington train No. 4, which
rives here at about 10 0'ciock. More
concerning the funeral and death, as
well as the life of this man, will be
given in a latter issue. The cause of
death is not known, but Mr.. Kroehler
was troubled greatly with asthma, and
for that reason went to live in the high
altitude, which the mountain home of
his son, Edward, afforded.
Smile from Sunny Kansas.
At Waukeeney, Kansas, things look
yery hright and finCf and to some
pe much finer than others The one
who sees thingg jg fine in "Sunny
(Sonny) Kansas" is our former citizen
and old friend E. w. Crabill, who is
engaged in the jewelry business at that
place. There is a reason, and it is that
his good wife presented Ezra with a
bouncing big boy last Saturday, the
mother and son doing well, while Ezra,
well, things look hopeful to him at
Utile Alell Slenner Sick
i Little Aleta Steenner daughter of
i Jacob Stenner and wife, has been very
sick for a number of days past with
what is pronounced appendicitis, and
which has been causing her a great
deal of suffering. It has not been de
cided yet that an operation will be
necessary and we hope she well recover
VISIT IN THE
Large Party of Plaitsmouih
People Visit Friends in
This afternoon the fa3t mail took a
number of our people to Omaha, where
over the Rock Island they departed for
Pocasset, Oklahoma, where they will
visit with friends and see the country
in the winter. Among those to go this
afternoon were Ed Becker and family,
George Volk and family, George Wal
linger and family, P. C. Hansen and
mother, Mrs. P. J. Hansen, Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Hennings and daughters,
Louise and Ellen. Mrs. Hansen and P.
C. Hansen will visit with the family of
Chas. Chassott; F. J. Hennings and
family will visit with a son, John Hen
nings, while 'Wallingers, Beckers and
,VoIkswill.vist atthe ... home, of... Peter
Volks, and all will visit with the Cass
county colony, which numbers a great
many in that locality.
Burlington Evades Order.
A special from Lincoln says: "What
is declared by members of the State
Railway commission to be a violation,
at least, of the spirit of the injunction
granted several weeks ago by Judge
Munger against the Burlington and
other railroads to prevent their raising
their reconsignment charges appears in
the schedule of the Burlington just filed
with the state commission;
"The injunction is referred to in the
schedule and the statement is further
made that the Burlington refers only to
the coal dealers from Omaha and other
Nebraska cities who were complainants
in the case. The railroad holds that it
is permitted to make the increased
charges against all other shippers, ex
cept those who appeared in the case.
This i3 declared by the commissioners
to be an evasion of the spirit of the law
and if carried out will make it necessary
for every shipper who objects to paying
the increased charge, to go into court
and secure an injunction.
"The schedule refers to an injunction
issued by Judge Hanford of the federal
court for the state of Washington en- !
joining the increase in rates on lumber j
After the injunction was issued the rail
roads refused to issue receipts in fullo
freight bills affected by the injunction,
but each receipt was endorsed ' 'on pay
ment of account."
Returns From the Southland.
On the late evening train last night,
E. M. Godwin and daughter, Molly e, re
turned from a three weeks sojourn in
the south. While away they visited
many place, and were the guests of
many of the friends and acquaintances
of former years. At Gordonville Texas
they remainded a few days, where
Miss Mollye with a crowd of young peo
ple took a horseback ride, going to the
artisian wells, which have been con
tinuously running for some thirty
years. Mere she gathered mistletoe,
as it grew, there being an abundance
of it growing wild. They found the
weather like summer. While away
Miss Mollye was the guest of several
parties, and excursions, which were
given in her honor, laking the trip
in all it was a very enjoyable affair.
Embarks In Photography.
Bertie C. Dalzell, a deaf mute, who
has made his home in this city for
some time, and who is an adept at
photography, has embarked in the view
business, making the pictures at his
home. He takes the views returns the
proof, and if satisforctory, takes your
order, returning the work after fin
ished. Mr. Dalzell is a good wookman,
and an honest man in every respects,
and the character of his work, his up
rightness of actions, merit your re
spect and patronage. Mr. Dalzell de
parted for Pacific Junction this morn
ing, where he will try and secure some
Completes Addition to Home.
Yesterday Harry Johnson completed
the plastering of the new addition to
the home of Thomas Wiles, west of the
city. The new portion is sixteen by
twenty-four feet and two stories high,
making a great deal more room for Mr.
Wiles. Besides the added room, Mr
Wiles has made many convenieuces,
among which is the installation of a
heating plant, placed in the building by
the firm of A. L. Asemissen & Sons,
which heats the whole house.
The Dugay Train
Last week it was rumored that the
merry-go-round train would again be
put on the Missouri Pacific, Monday of
this week. And when many of the
farmers in the west side of the county
left home Monday morning, they did so
with the understanding that they would
return home the same evening. But
they were doomed to disappointment.
Why this train was ever taken off the
Journal cannot understand. It is
claimed that it paid well. Perhaps it
was giving too great accommodation
to the people along the line. And the
Missouri Pacific is not just exactly "up
o snuff " in the way of accommoda-ions.
Four hundred guests were present at
the annual gathering of the Jacksonian
Club, of Omaha, at its celebration Mon
day night last of the occasion when
"Old Hickory" and his host, secreted
behind a bulwark of cotton bales, rout
ed the British from New Orleans.
W. J. Bryan was the guest of honor,
and other democratic leaders of more or
less importance in national and State
politics, had places at the speakers'
table. These included former Governor
C. S. Thomas, of Colorado; Congress
man Hitchcock, of Omaha; former
United States Senator William V. Allen,
of Nebraska, andS. J. Dunn, of Omaha.
C. J.- Smyth, former Secretary of
State, was toastmaster. He congratu
lated the democrats of the country on
their opportunities, and predicted the
election of Bryan to the highest office
in the gift of the people.
Moral Element in Issues.
"The Moral Element in Pending Is
sues" was the subject of Bryan's ad-
'dress,' which, in part, was as follows:
"No question is ever settled until the
moral element in the question is dis
cussed and decided. Nothing but a
moral issue that is, an issue involving
justice stirs the heart.
"Andrew Jackson addressed himself
to the moral nature and aroused a moral
enthusiasm that outlived hi3 period.
The time is ripe for another appeal to
conscience, and indications point to a
greater study of public questions from
en ethical standpoint.
"The corrupting influences, which
have flowed from mercenary politics,
have at last excited attention, and there
is a searching of men and of measures
such as has not been in recent times.
President's Great Errors.
"The President's popularity is largely,
if not entirely, due to the belief among
the masses that he wants to do what is
right and that is trying to secure justice
to those who have been unjustly dealt
with. He has made many mistakes,
and great ones, but these mistakes
have, to a large extent, been overlooked
by those who believe that his heart is
right and that he means well. This is
only an indication of public attitude.
Another indication is to be found in the
influence of the voters.
"Not since the war have party lines
hung so loosely, and this is the natural
result when the voters become earnest
in their desire that wrong shall be over
thrown and right vindicated.
"People differ as to the relative im
portance of the different issues, some
placing trusts first, some regarding the
tariff question as paramount, and others
believe the railroad question the most
important, but the fact is that they all
point to the same issue, and that those
who take the people's side on either of
the other two.
A Few of Many.
"The issue presented in each and all
of these questions is whether the Gov
ernment shall be administered in the in
terest of the whole people whether all
the people shall be taxed that a few
may be enriched. The trusts tax the
entire population for the benefit of a
comparatively small number of stock
holders; the protected manufacturers
tax the en tire public through import
duties and the railroads levy tribute up
on the whole country through extor
"We have had selfishness enthroned
in law, until the average man has be
come the victim of injustice practiced
on every hand.
"For years the republican leaders sup
ported their policies by adroit appeals
to the interests of the different classes,
and with a press subservient to preda
tory wealth they have deceived and de
luded many voters.
' 'They are not prepared to defend their
position on any public question before
the bar of the public conscience. Some
of the more independent of the repub
licans realize this and are uttering
words of warning, but the republican
leaders are as blind as Pharaoh.
"In a multitude of ways the moral
sentiment is manifesting itself, and un
less the signs of the times are mislead
ing there is going to be a return to the
Jeffersonian doctrine of 'equal rights to
all and special privileges to none.' "
Accepts Position Here.
Carl F. Weber, formerly with the Ne
brska Lighting company, but who for
some time past has been with the Oma
ha light company, has accepted a posi
tion with the home company here, and
will do some special work for them dur
ing the remainder of the winter. Carl
is well liked here having many friends,
whom will be very much pleased to have
him again a citizen of Plattsmouth.
Card of Thanks.
We, who have so recently been be
reaved, wish to take this opportunity to
thank our many neighbors and friends
in their effort to cheer and assist us
during the sickness and death of our
beloved wife, mother and relative; and
especially the Loyal Mystic Legion, Odd
Fellows, Daughters of Rebekah and the
shop boys for their unselfish loyalty and
assistance throughout our sorrow.
F. F. Buttery and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Nejedly,
. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zitka,
John Zitka and son, Charley.
Farmers Take Hand
the Cash to Enable Them to Do So
The prices of farm products, which
are the principal elements of the
country's wealth, mark the prosperity
or adversity of the nation in so far as
commercial ascendency is concerned.
We have held that in the mad race for
acquiring the business of the country
and the struggle for control of the
output from other sources than the
farm, the prices of grain maintain their
place at the van. With the recent flurry
in the money market, we expected to
see a slightly greater recession of the
prices of the principal grains, such as
wheat, corn and oats, than that which
While the momentary congestion of
our finances stunned business in some
lines and paralized it in others, its ef
fect in the grain market was apparent
only for the time being, and now seems
to have x disappeared almost entirely.
With the return of the circulating
medium, the prices of cereals, were the
first to respond to the renewed activity,
and have manifested their prime quali
ties by marking an advance with the
ending of every week over the one
DEATH OF r.lRS.
Well Known Syracuse Lady
Dies Suddenly af
The Nebraska City Press, speaking
of the death of Mrs. Niel Home, form
erly Miss Grace Montgomery, a teacher
in the Plattsmouth high school for sev
eral years, says:
A message was received by friends
in this city Sunday, telling of the sud
den death at her parents' home in
Oak, Nebraska, of Mrs. Niel Home, of
Syracuse, which occurred at 1 o'clock
Sunday morning. The news came as a
great shock to friends of the Homes in
this city. Mrs. Home had been ill at
the home of her parents in Oak for
about a month past but had appar
ently passed the crisis, and was thought
to be recovering, the last news of her
condition having come from Mr. Home,
who stated to a friend in Lincoln on
Saturday that his wife was improving
and that he was on his way toOak to
spend Sunday with her.
Mrs. Home was formerly Miss Grace
Montgomery of Oak, Nebraska, and
was united in marriage in July last to
Mr. Niel Home, of Syracuse and well
known in this city. Mrs. Home ac
companied her husband not long ago on
a short visit to Col. W. L. Wilson's
family in this city and it is with sincere
regret that friends here leam of the
unhappy occurrence. Mr. Home will
receive the heartfelt sympathy of the
community in the loss of his beloved
The body will be taken for burial to
Syracuse on Wednesday and the funeral
services will be held at that place j they win teu you how lively times were
Thursday morning at half past ten. A. j an(j how brisk the business was. We
A. Bischof of this city left yesterday ; thjnk the Mayor had better call a meet
morning for Oak. jng for the consideration of the matter
Taken to Lincoln.
John P. Bridges, who was resentenced
to the penitentiary for ten years, on
the charge of incest with his own
daughter, by Judge Jessen, a few days
since, after the supreme court had sus- j
tained the verdict of the lower court, j
was taken to the penitentiary this mom- j
ing to begin serving his term. He was
taken by Deputy Sheriff Andrew Dono- !
van and Sheriff-elect Edward Fischer
went along to see how such things were : Si veo. nuu, ivunco, uKia.; j. tr.
done. Bridges appeared very cheerful i Meisinger, Plattsmouth; Geo. P. Mei
and smoked a cigar. He talked freely j singer, Cedar Creek; C. F. Hams
with every one that came to say good- I and c- E- Edmisten from Union, C.
bye and ask about him. It was not j E- Edmisten, Walt Hill, J. T. Rey
known to any save the sheriff that he j nods Union; G. A. Wenke, Pierce;
was to be taken out this morning and j Frank Sheldon, Nehawka; G. W.
hence none of his relatives were there I Harshman, Avoca; H. C. Long, Mur
to see him off. Nebraska City News.
A Cure for Misery.
"I have found a cure for the misery
malaria poison produces," says R. M.
James, of Louellen, S. C. "It's called
Electric Bitters, and comes in 50 cent
bottles. It breaks up a case of chills
or a bilious attack in almost no time;
and it puts yellow jaundice clean out of
commission." This great tonic medi
cine and blood purifier gives quick re
lief in all stomach, liver and kidney
complaints and the misery of lame back.
Sold under guarantee at F. C. Fricke
& Co. 's drug store.
by Holding Crops for
and They Possess
The years of good crops and high
prices at their backs make the produc
ers feel pretty good and look for still
higher prices for what they have to
sell. Well may they be, for they have
with them the entire farming commun
ity with the same belief.
Many people think that prices should
be lower, and that the time is always at
hand when the break is coming, looking
at the matter in many respects for in
terest or desire. On the other hand,
they forget that the farmers are in
easy circumstances. As an instance,
one farmer in this county had during
the flurry $14,000 on deposit in one of
our city banks. He smiled when a
suggestion was made as to its safety,
well knowing that when the flurry was
over, his money would have more pur
chasing power, and he could afford to
wait until prices are satisfactory be
fore putting his grain on the market.
When this is taken into consideration
it will be seen what a bull element has
been added to the market, and which
stays there continually. No wonder
that prices are high, with a chance of
going still higher.
Delegates to Sioux City.
A World-Herald special from Lincoln
bearing date of yesterday, says that
among others appointed from different
portions of the state to attend the
Missouri River Navigation convention
to be held in Sioux City January 22 and
23, C. C. Parmele, H. N. Ddvey and R.
B. Windham were chosen delegates.
In connection with the selection of
these gentlemen as delegates, who will
well represent the interests of the city
at the convention, we think it would be
well for the Mayor to call a meeting of
the citizens to discuss the matter and
j add to the delegates already chosen an
equal number, making six in all. There
is no town on the entire distance from
Sioux City to St. Joseph with the pos
sible exception of Omaha, whose inter
ests are as vitally affected by the
restoring of river navigation as that of
our city. We have an outlet by rail to
the extreme western portion of the
state, with ralway facilities, which
would make this an ideal transfer point.
There was a time when the wharf at
this place was lined with boats bearing
traffic to and from this place to the
markets on the river south of here.
There was a time when the transporta
tion facilities of the country seemed to
have outgrown the business, but during
the past few years the railways have
not been able to care for the amount of
freight traffic which has been offered
them and they are willing to allow por
tions of the business, which pays a low
rate of freight, to go elsewhere, that
they may pay more attention to the
class which demands rapid transporta
tion and pays a better margin of profit
for the service. Were the river traffic
restored as it existed in the years that
has passed, this being made a transfer
' station, much business would be added
I to the volume done here. Ask any old
; citizens who were residents here at the
time the boats made regular trips and
by the citizens.
j - Well Pleased.
j The following are a few of the Jour-
nal readers who have called at the of-
fice to renew their subscription since
I first issue of the semi-weekly edition,
all of whom have said they were well
! pleased with the new arrangements and
! believe they are getting their money's
worth at $1.50 per year: Peter Mei
singer, Cedar Creek; Henry Snoke,
; t- i tr:u w - -vi i t n
ray; Wm. wonliarth, Jrlattsmoutn; V.
S. Yost, Traer, Kan. ; E. H. Lampson,
Omaha; A. J. Bayless, Murray; John
Koop, Louisville; C. Bengen, Mynard;
Herman Holschuh, Plattsmouth; Sarah
Pancake flour and
Hatt & Son.
Maple syrup at
It fills the arteries with rich, red
blood, makes new flesh, and healthy
men, women and children. Nothing
can take its place; no remedy has done
so much good as Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea. 35c, Tea or Tablets.
Gering & Co.
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