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DAILY PERSONAL NEWS
Short Items of Interest, From Fri
day Evening's Daily Journal
Alfred Nickels and family were vis
itors in the city.
James Speck of Mynard was a busi
ness visitor here today.
Peter Keil of Cedar Creek, was a
visitor in the city this morning.
Mrs. Emily Morrison was a visitor
with friends in Omaha this mornigg.
Miss Eva Sayles departed this morn
ing for Peru where she will attend the
Normal at that place.
Dr. Brendel and Lloyd Gapin of Mur
ray were transacting business at the
court hourt house today.
Rev. F. W. Brink of the United
Krethern church, south of the city, was
a visitor in the county seat today.
Ed. Fitzgerald was a passenger to
Fremont this morning where he has
Borne business matters to look after.
T. E. Parmele and wife returned this
morning from a few days visit at Louis
ville, where they were guests of friends.
George M. Porter departed this morn
ing for Red Oak and Shenandoah, Iowa,
where he will work the remainder of
Miss. Ruth Sayles who has been visit
ing in the city for the past few days,
returned to her home at Cedar Creek
Joseph Lloyd was a visitor In Lincoln
A. W. White was a business visitor
in Omaha this afternoon.
John Hatt was a brief business visi
tor in Omaha this afternoon.
John Harris, of Hinton Station, la.,
was a visitor in Plattsmouth this after
noon. Mr. and Mrs. V. Josslyn were brief
visitors with friends in Omaha this
G. W. McClannahan was a visitor in
the city this afternoon from north of
Pacific Junction, la.
James Brown departed today for his
home at Griswold, Iowa, after visiting
in the city a guest at the home of Mrs.
S. E. Hall.
W. II. Hyde, of Pacific Junction, was
a visitor in the city this afternoon, a
guest at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
W H. Hyde, of Pacific Junction, v. s1
a visitor in the city this afternoon, a
guest at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
rr. V. P. Bradshaw, a specialist was
-a visitor in the city this morning from
Omaha and was looking after some busi
tuis in the county seat.
Harry E. Chapman was a visitor in
;the city this morning looking after some
business matters for the firm of Otto
Young & Co. of Chicago.
E. A. Hunt, E. C. Morton and A. L.
Howard, of Union, were visitors in the
city this morning, having business at
.the court house to look after.
E. A. Hunt, E. C. Morcon and A. L.
Howard, from near Union, were visitors
in the city this morning, having some
business at the court house to look af
ter. E. P. Briggs, of Philadelhia, Pa.
was a business visitor in the city last
evening, looking after some business
affairs, departing for Omaha this morn
ing. Henry Kemp and his friend, John
Fbert, of Pacific Junction, were pas
sengers to Omaha this afternoon,
where they will visit friends for a few
Lincoln Creamer was a visitor in the
city this morning looking after some
business matters in the city, and return
ing to his home at South Bend this
Miss Dora Anderson, after visiting in
the city for a few days the guest of
her father, departed for Glenwood,
Iowa, this morning to resume work at
Mrs. C. D. Clotfelter will depart in
tlio morning for St. Joseph and Fairfax,
Missouri, where she will visit with rel
atives and friends, and will also visit at
Hamburg, Iowa, while away.
A letter from Clayton, New Mexico,
relieved today, says that little Leland
"Zink. who has been so sick for some
time past is making very satisfactory
improvement at the present time, with
a promise of his ultimate and complete
recovery in the near future.
C. E. Messert of Council Bluffs repre
senting the Glenwood Granite company,
and W. R. Bruce, the vice-president of
the company, were visitors in the city
this morning looking after some busi
ness matters in the city.
Frank Goodman is moving his house
hold goods into the place which he
Tented from W. T. Cole, and where he
-will farm the coming summer. Frank
jrot in with his car last evening and
cema glad to be numbered with the
citizens of this bailiwick again.
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John Shiappacasse was a business
visitor in Omaha today.
Mrs. W. P. Speck and Mrs. Roy Xline
were passengers to Liocoln this after
noon. John Lee was a passenger to Crabill,
Iowa, this morning where he has a saw
Fred Schiefert of Louisville camein
this morning and is looking after some
Mrs. J. H. Thrasher is reported as
being very much "improved and hopes
soon to be well again.
Bert Spies, of the Journal force, has
been sick at home with the grip, but is
reported much better.
George Sayles will give a masque bal
at his hall in Cedar Creek, a week from
next Saturday, February 15th.
Deputy Sheriff Eli Manspeaker was a
visitor in the metropolis this morning
looking after some business matters.
F. L. Sallee was a passenger to Om
aha this morning looking after some
business matters and visiting friends
for the day.
W. F. Ackerman, of Lincoln, assist
ant superintendent of motive power for
the Burlington, was a visitor in the
city this morning.
W. E. Palmer, of Lincoln, represent
ing A. Hospe & Co., was a visitor in the
city this morning, looking after some
Wm. Ottens, an engineer for the
Burlington, was a visitor in the city
this morning for a short time returning
home this afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Peacock were
passengers to Omaha this morning
where they go to have Mrs. Peacock's
eyes treated by the specialist, Dr.
Postmaster A. A. Hyers of Havelock
was a visitor in the city this morning,
renewing acquaintances and looking
after some business matters in the
Mrs. Frank LeRoy Boyd has accepted
a position at Murray, with the Platts
mouth Telephone company, and will
work in the capacity as operator on
their switch board there.
Frank Soboda, who has been sick in
bed for the past week, is so far im
proved as to be able to sit up for a
sl.ort interval this morning.
Mrs. C. L. Martin and daughter Miss
Lucele were visitors in Omaha with
friends today and were looking after
some business matters as well.
J. li. Rummerfield departed this
morning for Watson, Missouri, where
he was called by the serious illness of
his sister, Mrs. W. L. Hunter, he hav
ing received a message to that effect
Mrs. Thomas South departed today
for a two weeks trip to Ponca, Okla
homa, for a visit with her father, F.
M. Ward. Mr. and Mrs. South formerly
lived in Oklahoma, she will meet many
E. E. Hilton, wife and son Gwenneth
departed this afternoon on the Schuyler
train for Blue Springs where they will
visit for some time. Mr. Hilton will ex
pect to return on the first of the week
while the remainder of the family will
stay for a longer visit.
Had Two Fingers Mashed.
Henry Theirolf while working with
his corn sheller about a week since,
near Cedar Creek, in some way got his
fingers in the working parts while try
ing to clear the elevater of some trash,
and mashed two of them quite badly.
They are gettling along in nice shape,
are healing rapidly, though quite sore
yet. Henry was a visitor in the city
today, and it will be some time before
he is able to work with them again as
Death of Little Babe
Edward Pittman and wife, who
reside in Omaha, were called upon to
mourn the loss of their little girl baby
six days old, its death having occurred
last Saturday night. The remains
were broueht here Monday for inter
ment in the Buck cemetery northwest
of thisvillage, being accompanied from
Omaha by the father, Edward Pittman
of Omaha, also by Mrs. James Pittman,
Miss Josie Pittman and J. D. Bramblet,
of this village, who had gone to Omaha
The child's mother is seriously ill at
their home in Omaha, and it is said
that her recovery is regarded as very
doubtful, and a message from there
yesterday stated that her condition was
not improved and that she would be re
moved to one of the hospitals for the
purpose of having an operation per
formed. Many friends here are hoping
for a favorable report of her case.
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PUULI.SH KL M'KKHLY A l
K. A. BATES. I'UliLlSHfcK.
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hraska. as scconUclass matter.
To Select Delegates to the State and
The democratic county convention is
hereby called to meet at the court house
On Saturday, February 22, 1908,
at 1 o'clock p. m., sharp, for the purpose
of electing delegates to the state con
vention to meet at Omaha, on March 5,
and also to elect delegates to the con
Delegates from the various precincts
and wards to the county convention shall
be selected by primaries, duly called by
the committeeman of each precinct and
ward, the same to be held at the regu
lar voting places in the various precincts
and wards on Thursday, February 20th,
The basis of representation shall be
one vote for every ten votes, or major
fraction thereof, cast for Hon. George
L. Loomis for supreme judge in 1907.
The various precints and wards shall be
entitled to representation as follows :
Avoca 5 Salt Creek 8
Center it South Bend 5
KltrlitMile Grove. .11 Stove Creek 9
Elmwood 7 Ttpton 9
Greenwood 7 Weepinir Water Pr'ct, 5
Libert y eeptn Vt ater City, 4
Louisville 7 riattsmouth City
Mt. Pleasant 7 First ward 7
Nehawka 6 Second ward 12
riattsmouth IVct..l3 Third ward IS
Bock Bluffs (Hrst )..!( Fourth ward 7
Bock BluffsCseeond) 4 Fifth ward 6
Henry R. Gering, Chairman.
W. C. Ramsey, Secretary.
According to the census just taken
tor the Omaha Directory company, the
metropolis of Nebraska contains a pop
ulation of 157,500.
"Another bank closed, "is the famil
iar headline in the daily papers nowa
days. And it is not Grover Cleveland
doing business at the old stand, either.
Trust busting and bank busting seems
to be the order of the day. The former
is all sham, but the latter is the real
thing, and given in double doses some
One of the most remarkable things in
Roosevelt's remarkable message is the
admission that there are some functions
which it is permissible the states to per-
perform. This much he must have
learned from a recent supreme court
It is an ironical coincidence that the
dilemma of finding a place for the statue
of the late Senator Quay should confront
Pennsylvania at the same time the state j
is facing the humiliating capital scan
dals at Harrisburg. At least one of
these developments is "importune."
The tariff agitation will no more go
down than Banquo's ghost. It is cer
tainly a living issue and must be met by
some party. The people have . about
concluded that the tariff robbery has
gone long enough. That system has al
ready made too many millionaires to the
detriment of the toiling millions.
There is no compromise to Ross Ham
mond on the collectorship either that or
nothing, he says. The two senators
Burkett and Brown have been trying
for several days to concoct some scheme
by which they could shift Ross to some
other graft, but he won't have it that
way. No one can blame him. He is
more entitled to the position than Sen
ator Brown's pet. Rose, who engineered
Brown's campaign so successfully. It
seems to be a case of "you'll be damned
if you do, and you'll be damned if you
don't" with the two senators.
In 1896 republicn spllbinders and papers
inveighed with might and main against
the '50 cent dollar. " In 1907 they com
mended "wild cat" money and "rag
paper" money, "certificates of indebt
edness," "fiat" money and every other
kind of old money that would patch up
and tide over the panic. No green
backer, no populist ever advocated the
kind of money the present administra
tion endeavored to help out on the panic.
What Bryan taught in 1896 came to pass
The Chicago Journal (rep.) says:
"One reason why people are demanding
revision of the tariff so insistently may
be found in the following figures that
have just come to light in Chicago re-
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Steel trust sold some sheet steel bars to
manufacturers in Wales at $21. 90 a ton.
j Freight from the United was $1.10 a
i ton, which was paid by the trust, leav-
ing it only $17.80 a3 the price of the bars. '
Identical sheet bars cannot be bought
by American manufacturers here at
home, with no freight to be paid, for
IaQQ than SJ9 a fnn T'hllu A rvt.iro
have to pay $7.10 a ton more for Amer-can-made
sheet steel bars than their
The man in town thinks some day of
moving to a farm and the farmer thinks
of some day moving to town. The
farmer at the present time is the one of
the two who i3 rich enough to do what
he thinks of doing.
When Lincoln's messages are quoted
now as White House precedents it must
be remembered that, though Lincoln
told many nature-stories, his motto of
"malice toward none and chaity for all"
prevented him from writing magazine
articles to expose the authors of con
flicting stories as Ananiases.
The president's demand for the re
peal of the part of the antitrust law
which hurts good Dingley trusts will
have the necessary guarantee of its
good faith for further publication when
he signs his name to a special message
reporting the first bad Dingley trust he
has broken up since he began trust
busting. Thus far Governor Hughes is handi
capping himself somewhat by omitting
too much of the strikingly picturesque
element from his variety of republican
ism. He may not be able to afford a
bear hunt, but a Japanese wrestling
match pulled off on the floor of his re
ception room in the capitol at Albany
might be accepted as evidence that he
has red blood.
Establishing its own working method
of government of, by, and for oligarchy,
the republican party inevitably forces
the country toward autocracy. The only
effective means of checking this revo
lutionary movement is the assertion of
the principles of American democracy,
compromising with neither autocracy
nor oligarchy, but resisting both more
emphatically when their radicalism ap
pears in division between them.
Bourke Cockran paid a most glowing
tribute to William Jennings Bryan in a
a speech before congress last Monday.
He said he expected to give the great
commoner a most loyal support, and
that it was the duty of every other
democrat to do the same, and that he
should receive the support of everyone
who opposed the corrupt methods of the
There seems to be a movement on
foot among the democratic leaders to lo
cate headquarters this year in some point
in the west as well as in Washington.
This is a spendid idea, and believe Oma
ha would be the proper location. Much
can be done in the way of carrying sev
eral of the western and northwestern
states for Bryan, with headquarters at
Omaha. And then, also, you might look
out for Nebraska to wheel into the dem
Startling disclosures have again been
made in the running of the republican
administration at Lincoln. This time it
comes from the penitentiary. A sepe
cial from the capital says: "While
hundreds of workingmen in Lincoln and
other cities of the state are out of work,
and not knowing where tomorrow's
meals are coming from, the state of Ne
braska is renting out to private com
petitive contractors bunches of convicts
from the state penitentiary here, often
permitting them to go miles away from
ine institution. And the way that some
of these strange and unprecedented
uses of convicts have come about is an
interesting story in itself."
That battle-scarred veveran of the
civil war, Captain Palmer, has been re
moved by the "graft power" of Sena
tors Burkett and Brown as postmaster
at Omaha. Captain Palmer has only
served one term, and it is an outrage on
the old veterans of Nebraska, to have
one of their comrades thus treated, es
pecially when there was no just cause
for his removal, only to make room for
one of their henchmen. Every old sol
diers of this section will remember the
two senators when they come up again
for re-election. It is, however, ex
tremely doubtful if either Burkett or
Brown succeed themselves.
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j Railroad f.leii Say Few
Placed, Bui Herchanls Are Replacing
The Lincoln Journal says that the
merchants are placing orders for goods
more freely now than a few weeks ago,
according to freight traffic officials and
the amount of merchandise in sight to
move has grown considerably. It is
claimed by railroad men that the size
of orders placed is not great and that
were it not for the fact that stocks
have been meterially reduced the orders
might not be placed now. One railroad j
"The merchants are not of a mind j
now to buy on a market that is show- i
ing a downward trend. Dealers pre
fer to buy on a rising market. The
situation now promises a relief from
thi3 danger. The closing of many
manufacturing plants in the east is
bound to make a short supply when the
merchants' orders begin to pour into
manufacturing centers and that will
stiffen the market.
"Take lumber, for instance. The;
trend has been downward for some
time and the result is . that but little
lumber is moved. Were a merchant to
stock up on lumber at present prices
By Trust We Bust.
Pierced by the Pin trust.
Chilled by the Ice trust.
Roasted by the Coal trust.
Soaked by the Soap trust.
Doped by the Drug trust.
(W) rapped by the Paper trust.
Bullied by the Beef trust.
Lighted by the Oil trust.
Squeezed by the Corset trust.
Soured by; the Pickle trust.
Chairman Tawney has warned his re
publican colleagues in congress that
there will be $100,000,000 deficit in the
national treasury this year. They're
getting ready to unload it onto Presi
dent William Jennings Bryan.
A Kansas City man who was wanted
by the federal authorities! was captured
by means of a souvenir post card. It
will be seen, therefore, that about once
in 20 million times a souvenir post card
may serve some useful purpose.
Blind Senator Gore, of Oklahoma, is
pretty clever. In a speech last week he
said : "Under Cleveland banks closed
in the southwest and they called it a
panic. Under Koosevelt all tne Dank
closed and they declared it a legal holi
The Kearney Democrat says : ' 'There
are four good men for delegates at large
to the Denver national convention: Hay-
den of Omaha, Brown of Lincoln, Shal-
lenberger of Alma, and Oidham of
Kearney. That gives every portion of
the state a good representative. " That
suits the Journal exactly.
When the trouble in Washington at
both ends of Pennsylvania avenue is re
publican irresponsibility the country has
its remedy at hand in a return to re
sponsibility and democracy under the
constitution and the laws made in ac
The editor of the Fairbury Journal
gives the following excuse for his pub
lication: "This paper is published for
two reasons: First, to make it un
necessary for the editor to steal a living
for himself and family; second, as a
safety valve for boiling and bursting
ideas. To get someone into office has
no part in the scheme whatever."
W. J. Bryan, when asked whether
his Carnegie hall speech Tuesday night
had been intended to include an intima
tion that free coinage of silver was still
a public issue, replied: "No, free silver
is not an issue. What I said last night
had no connection with the silver ques
tion. I simply referred to it to show
the change that had taken place in the
arguments that are being made at the
present time. The silver question was
an issue in 1896 because prices were
falling and there was no other relief in
sight. Since gold production has mate
ten ally increased, prices are rising or
were until the recent panic, and will
again, as soon as normal conditions are
restored. The silver question, there-
Big Orders Have Been
and the decline continued for some
time he would have a stock of high
priced lumber on his hands that would
be hard to dispose of for the money he
has in it. The same is true of other
lines of business. The coal shipments
have been dropping oiT. The decrease
in the amount of coal used by the rail
roads has permitted the mine owners to
pile up a great surplus, and even the
merchants have not been placing heavy
orders because of the mild winter.
"I happen to know the number of
fair-sized orders for merchandise placed
by local merchants recently and the
result will be that the rush of business
that we usually experience early in the
spring, and sometimes late in winter,
will come on us a month or two later."
Burlington reports continue to show
a fair movement of live stock and
grain. Northwestern reports show a
good movement of live stock and hay
and a rather light movement of grain.
Union Pacific reports are said to show
very light movement of grain with
much of the stock in its territory
fore, is not an issue." This should set
tle the silver question so far as Mr.
Bryan is concerned.
At last the mule has come to his own.
His admirable traits have long been re
cognized, but there have always been
detractors to malign him. Now comes
the report of the federal bureau of sta
tistics with the evidence. The average
price of horses, to quote the report, was
$93,41; of mules, $107, 7G. Which proves
that the public at large has reached a
fair valuation of this staple of the Mis
The following from the Clarkson Her
ald hits the nail about as squarely on
the head as newspapers do the strik
ing: "A newspaper whose editor has
no opinion of his own or, having one, is
always afraid to express it, i3 a worth
less, tame atfair and a detriment to the
locality in which it is published. There
are several newspapers in Nebraska
that never express editorial opinion?,
and they are the ones that other editors
generally throw into their waste-paper
baskets without even removing the
The Farmers' Institute which closed
its two-day's session last night, cannot
be said to be "a howling success." It
would seem that farmers in general, for
whose special benefit the institute was
inaugurated, took very little interest in
these meetings, if the small number
in attendance can be taken as an indica
tion. When the farmers fail to appre
ciate these meetings at a season of the
year when they could just as well do so
as not, we do not believe it is worth
while for Plattsmouth business men to
interest themself to the extent of put
ting up money for another one next year.
The editor of the Journal conversed
with. Commissioner Switzer in regard to
J. M. Jeyda's communication which ap
peared in last ovi-r:ng's paper. Of
course, Mr. Switz.- loe not hold the
Journal responsible f n- the article, as
the author's name was signed to same.
He justified the acts of the commission
ers thusly: The family refered to are
in very poor circumstances; that they
had given fully as much aid to them as
to others in like circumstances. The
head of the family owns three good
teams and a number of farming imple
ments. He says that the unfortunate
man has rented the big farm of Coates
and Falter which he expects to work
the coming season. He is an honest
man, who always paid his debts, and if he
recovers his health he will pay his back
rent. Mr. Switzer says they have no
objections to helping the destitute, but
that a man who owns three good teams
is not supposed to be entirely destitute.
Yet the commissioners have not refused
to provide the family with something up
on which to subsist. The Journal has
always viewed Mr. Switzer as a straight
business man, and we are not ready to
believe that he would discrimate in pro
viding for those who deserve aid from
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