The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 17, 1908, Image 2

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Short Items of Interest, From Fri
day Evening's Daily Journal
I. F. Sallee was a visitor in Omaha
this morning.
Chas. Patterson was a visitor in Om
aha this morning:
Mrs. Frank Boyd was a visitor in
Omaha this morning.
The fourth number of the lecture
course, George R; Stuarti
Miss Rose Verhule was a visitor with
friends in Omaha thi3 morning.
Art. Conant was a visitor with
friends in Omaha this mornincr.
H. C. Snarks was a visitor with
friends in Omaha this morning.
VV. D. Wheeler and W. D. Jones
were visitors in Omaha this morning.
L. - A. Newcomer was a business
visitor in the metropolis this morning.
John Lloyd, from southwest of Mur
ray, was a business visitor in the city
this morning.
T. T. Wilkinson is off from work at
the Burlington shops with a tussle with
the grippe.
John Janda is complaining of the af
ter effects of the grippe, but is so he
can get around
Mrs. P. H. Kelly is much improved
and is able to be up and around from
her attack of the' grippe.
George M. Craig is taking a lay-off
from his labors at the Burlington shops
on account of the grippe.
C. E. Carlson, of Lincoln, was a visi
tor in the city this morning, looking af
ter some business matters.
W. E. Brown, of Lincoln, was visit
ing in the city last evening with friends,
returning home this morning.
Mrs. J. W. Newell, of Omaha, came
in this morning and is visiting with rela
tives and friends for the day.
Chas Sans of Rock Bluffs was a visi
tor in the city this morning, looking
after some business at the county seat.
Walter Sparks was a passenger to
Ashland this morning, where he is visit
ing for a short time with friends.
Isaac Pollard was a visitor in the city
this morning from Nehawka, and was
looking after some business matters.
A. Lebmann of Chicago was a busi
ness visitor in the city last evening,
having some business with Mr. W. W.
Mirs Jessie Gordon, after visiting .:'
the city for some days past with friends.
departed for her home at Omaha thi
Matt Gering departed this morning
for Falls City, where he has some mat
ters to look after in the district court
of Richardson county.
Miss Edna Peterson will entertain the
""Mandy Club" at her home tomorrow
evening where they will have a business
and social meeting.
Greg Guenter from west of the city
is in town today, looking after some
business matters and visiting at the
home of his parents.
Selling bad eggs is a misdemeanor
tinder the laws of Nebraska. See to it
that your hens do no lay bad eggs.
They may get you into trouble.
D. B. Ebersole is just completing a
lire escape for the Masonic Home,
made necessary by the new portion of
the building which has recently been
The Nebraska City News says that
"the Missouri Pacific railway has order
ed all independent telephones taken out
their stations along their system in this
of state." Why?
Hamilton Smith, from the other side
of the river, was a visitor in the city
this morning, looking after the purchase
of a small tract of land in the Iowa bot
toms of Isaac Pollard.
C. H. Henry, of Shenandoah, Iowa,
after visiting in the city for a short
time with the family of his son, Ray
mond Henry, departed for home this
morning on the early Burlington train.
George Gillian, a number of years
since a resident of this place, but for
some time living in Des Moines, Iowa,
returned to Plattsmouth a few days
since and will make his home here for
the present.
rIrs. Robert Troop departed last
evening for Lincoln on the Schuyler
train, where she will be the guest of
her niece, Mrs. C. S. Sherman. Her
sister, Mrs. N. A. Liest, has also been
visiting at the capitol city for some
time, and will remain until Mrs. Troop
Mrs. O. J. Gilson and brother. Will
Davis, of Araba, Colorado, the latter
who has been visiting in the city for
some time with relatives and friends, a
guest at the home of his sister, depart
ed this morning. for Defiance, Iowa,
where they will visit with another
brother for some time, whom she has
not seen for forty-two years, also a
sister whom she has not seen for twenty
eight years. We wish them a pleasant
A. Kolas, Theo. Chios and Gust Shoto
were visitors with friends in Omaha
this morning.
A. S. Will was a business visitor in
Omaha this afternoon.
Mike Mauzy was a business visitor in
Omaha this afternoon.
Dr. F. L- Cummins was a business vis
itor in Omaha this afternoon.
County Recorder H.A. Schneider was
a business visitor in Omaha today.
M. Fanger of the department store,
was a business visitor in Omaha this af
ternoon. Mrs. J. W. Barwick was a passenger
to Omaha this afternoon, where she
will visit for the day.
Miss Jannette Morgan is kept tohtr
home now for some days past with an
attack of the grippe.
J. Freeman came in this afternoon
from the east, and will visit with the
family of Joseph Terhune for a few
Victor Anderson was a visitor in Om
aha this afternoon, where he is visiting
with friends and looking after some
business matters.
Mrs N. B. Schulze was a passenger
to South Omaha today where she will
visit with her son, A. A. Schulze and
family, for a few days.
Mrs J. F. Cleveland, after visiting
with her mother, Mrs Geo. Shoeman,
for a few days, departed for her home
this afternoon in Omaha.
Thomas and A. M. Lee were passen
gers to Bellevue this afternoon on the
fast mail, where they willj visit for a
short time with relatives.
Dr. F. D. Burgess, after a visit a few
days at the home of his parents, Canon
and Mrs. H. B. Burgess, departed for
hishomeat Cedar Rapid, this state today.
James Glenn and wife came in the
afternoon from their home at Salix.
Iowa, and will visit for a short time at
the home of George Taylor, in this city.
Mrs. Mary Bline and son, James, ac
companied by C. W. Huscher, of La
Platte, were visitors in the city this
morning, returning home on the fast
Miss Earnestine Doering departed this
afternoon for Omaha on the fast mail,
where she will visit with her brother,
Ausrust Doerintr and wife, for a few
Jredolph and Oscar Nord returned
this morning from Omaha, where they
attended the entertainment given by
the Omaha Commercial college, and re
port a very fint time.
Mrs. A. M. Damron, after visiting in
the city for some time, the guest at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George Poisal. departed this afternoon
for her home at Columbus, this state.
George McDs.niels is taking an en
forced layoff from his duties at the
Burlington shops, or. account of getting
a piece of rust in his eye. He is some
what improved, though .10 1 yet able to
Floyd Patridge, Lee Fickler and
Chas Miller were passengers to O maha
this afternoon, where they go to see
the wrestling match between "Farmer
Burns" and the Indian 'War Eagle"
which comes off this evening.
Last evening J. W. Sage departed
for Osceola, la., where he goes to look
at some horses offered for sale at that
point, with a view of purchasing
should they suit, and he expects to en
gage in the handling of high grade
John Albert is making some sub
stantial improvements on the property
which he recently purchased from F. P.
Brown; on west Pearl street. He is
using some two thousand brick in the
alterations. C. Mockenhaupt, of south
of the city, is furnishing the brick.
Ogle Piper Still Sick
Little Ogle Piper, infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Piper living in the
southwest portion of the city is still
very sick with the grippe. The little
fellow has been down with the malady
for some time and it was hoped that he
would have been over it before this.
At one time he gave promise of im
provement only to be followed by con
ditions not so favorable.
Spend Pleasant Evening.
Last evening about thirty young peo
ple made merry at the home of Joseph
Terhune, west of the city. One pleas
ant feature was the giving out of pairs
of hearts, which were to be matched,
the couple making the match first re
ceived prize; which were Cecil Thomas
and Miss Bertha Smith. The consola
tion went' to last parties Jesse Sten
ner and Miss Celia Taylor. Lunch was
served at a late hour and all enjoyed the
evening greatly.
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To Select Delegates to the State and
Congressional Conventions.
The democratic county convention is
hereby called to meet at the court house
in Plattsmouth,
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
gressional convention.
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:
AFoea. 5
Center '.
Etebt .Mlle Grove. .11
Elm wood 7
Greenwood 7
Louisville ... 7
Mt. Pleasant 7
l'lattsmonth IVrt..l3
ltock ltlutTs(0rst)..lo
Hock Hluffs(secoiid) 4
Salt Creek 8
Sonth Bend 5
Stove CrceU
Tipton 9
Veepin Water Pr'ct, 5
Weepiiwr Water City, 4
Plattsmouth Cits
First ward 7
Second ward 12
Third ward 13
Fourth ward 7
Fifth ward: 0
-Henry RJ Gering, Chairman.
W. C. Ramsey, Secretary.
Bowlby of the Crete Democrat says
"Omaha is the worst town west of hell. "
Perhaps Bro. Bowlby has visited both
places and speaks knowingly.
The Lincoln Star is one of the best
printed papers in the west. It is clean
and the matter is handsomely arranged
and very conveniently so for the read
er. It is very ably edited and the only
objections we have is its politics.
"Mr. Taft is not yet nominated,"
says Senator Foraker, "and never will be
if the masses of the republican party
get a fair shake, and Roosevelt will
keep his hands off of the pie counter
until after the convention."
Roosevelt will have a hard time
making any fair minded man believe
that he is not using all the administra
tive power at his command to secure
the nomination of his Secretary of
War, Mr. Taft, his denials notwithstand
ing. At the Wisconsin democratic state
convention, held at Milwaukee yester
day (Friday) the delegates to the Den
ver convention were instructed for
Bryan. The convention was very enthu
siastic for the gentleman from Nebras
ka. That's the way they are all com
ing. The Central City Record asks: "Where
do our presidential caudidates stand on
the liquor question? There is no public
matter occupying more attention to-day
than this, but concerning it all are
strangely silent." What difference
does it make so long as they drink mod
erately and are silent.
You never see anything in the repub
lican papers about "soup houses," and
the thousands of idle men now depend
ing on the charity of the people in the
large cities for something to eat. They
don't even mention "Coxey's Army,"
either. O,- no! It seems that the
"chickens have come home to roost!"
The big starch factory at Nebraska
City is to be torn down. That's the
way the trusts work. Protection makes
the big trusts, then the trusts gobble
up all the small factories in the country,
tear them down and remove them from
the face of the earth, to the mjury of
the community in which they have pros
pered. The Chicago Record-Herald .is an
other paper that is doing its level best
to get Governor Johnson, of Minnesota,
to announce as a candidate for the demo
cratic nomination for president. The
scheme of those papers that oppose Mr.
Bryan is to secure an opponent to the
peerless in the northwest,' not that they
expect his nomination, but to create a
discord in some of the doubtful states
that Mr. Bryan is likely to carry. But
their efforts are futile.
The groundhog is having as much fun
and exercise dodging in and out these
days as the boys in Washington are hav- j
ing dodging in and out on the tariff!
revision question. :
A French scientist warns the public j
against arising immediately upon wak-
ing irom sleep, rersons who do so, tie
declares, are liable to a number of ail-
ments, including madness. Ihis may
account for the wholesome sanity of all j
small boys.
The agriculture department at Wash
ington is authority for the statement
that the crops in the United States are
damaged each year by rats, mice, birds
and squirrels to the value of $110,000,
000. Here is the place where Johnny
should get busy with his gun.
It has been definitely settled that
there will be no tariff revision at this
session of congress. That decision is
worth thousands of votes for the Demo
cratic party. The Dingley law has been
proven such an arrant robber that thous
ands conservative Republicans are dis
gusted with it and will assist in the elec
tion of a Democratic congress at this
fall's election.
It appears that Roosevelt, and not
Taft; has carried Lancaster county
The contest between Judge Field and
Jesse R. . Strode, for one of the dele
gates at large to the Chicago conven
tion, resulted in favor of Judge Field.
It is said LaFollette's strength mostly
went for Roosevelt. This does not look
as though the republicans in Lancaster
wanted Taft very badly.
Henry R. Gering, of this city, should
b all means be selected as one of the
delegates from the First district to the
Denver convention. Being an enthusi
astic worker, a gentleman of fine abilities
and one who never tires in his work for
democratic success, he is entitled to
this recognition at the hands of his
friends in this congressional district.
He deserves the honor and the Journal
hopes that it will be conferred upon
isACK to tne constitution is now
the slogan of the U. S. Supreme Court.
The judges have agreed that there must
be no further encroachment on that
sacred instrument. That has been
Bryan's slogan for years and he has
been roundly anathematized by his jeal
ous enemies for it. But now comes the
highest tribunal in the land and endors
es Bryan's position. Let the country
join hands and elect Bryan president by
a unanimous vote.
Why any democrat in Lincoln should
oppose Mayor Brown for one of the
delegates at large to the Denver con
vention, we are unable to understand.
He is one of the truest democrats in
the state, a gentleman whose character
and integrity is above reproach, and
his whole life has been devoted to the
success of his party. The position is
simply on honorary one, and if there is
one among the gentlemen spoken of for
delegates at large, who deserves this
honor, that man is Frank W. Brown.
What a difference! Nebraska City
has a commercial club that holds its re
gular weekly sessions. Plattsmouth
had a commercial organization that
has not held a meeting for over a year.
If the business men cannot pull together
in harmony, how can you expect a city
to boom as it ought to. Had Platts
mouth possessed a good working com
mercial organization and held its ses
sions regularly, as it should, the matter
of sewerage would have been settled
long ago, so far as lowering the streets
is concerned. Conferring with one an
other at these meetings is where such
matters are settled, not upon "e s1"66
in nad business honco-
Every day adds to the chances of
Bryan's nomination and his election.
We were talking the other day with a
raveling man at the depot, who has
made territory in Nebraska for a good
many years, and who has never voted
anything but the republican ticket, who
openly stated that in case Hughes found
a place on tho republican ticket, Bryan
would be easily elected to the presidency
and the state of Nebraska would be for
him by an overwhelming majority.
This same republican stated that the
republicans among the traveling men
were ready to line up with a solid front
for Bryan in Nebraska in case the re
publicans nominate a man favorable to
the special interests of the east.
Every time Willie Taft makes a
speech the price of hogs drops from 10
to 15 cents.
It ought to be some comfort to the
predaceous Republican plutocrats who
now dodging the Big Stick that
they are complimented as fair game by
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j 'lie,,t out of a 'unt for mollycoddles.
Father Murphy has appealed to the
I supreme court from the recent decision
of the Seward county districtJcourt,
which enjoined him from interfering
with Father Francis A. O'Brien, who
has been appointed by Bonacum to suc
ceed him.
Willie Taft is experiencing consid
erable anxiety about the labor unions
digging up his decisions and judgments
which he issued while a judge in Ohio
several years ago. Some of them show
him to have been quite a "government
by injunction" advocate.
Speaker Cannon appears to have the
judiciary committee of the house as ef
fectually "packed" against all temper
ance legislation as the ways and means
committee is against tariff revision, or
as the committee on agriculture is
agairist additional pure food legislation.
After preparing for nearly a month
for the Taft reception at Kansas City
Monday night, it is estimated that only
about 12,000 people were present to hear
his speech. The auditorium in which he
spoke, will seat 15,000, and Bryan has
filled it to overflowing many times, and
hundreds have been turned away.
"Grim-VISAGED war hath smoothed
his wrinkled front," and harmony once
more dwells in the democratic household
at Omaha, and the Jacksonian and Dahl
man democrats have agreed upon a del
egation to the national convention.
Good. There is nothingsogood as dem
ocrats dwelling together in perfect
The Journal is for Mayor Brown of
Lincoln for one of the delegates at
large to the democratic national con
vention because he truly deserves the
honor. Of course there are plenty of
good democrats that would also like the
honor, but Frank Brown is one of the
best democrats in the state and this
paper does not care who the other three
are, but we ask it as a favor to south
east Nebraska democrats to place
Mayor Brown on the delegation.
Republican partisanship m congress
is the partisanship of oligarchy and of
subserviency to oligarchy. The only
hope of escnpe from this, held out from
the White House, is in submission to
arbitrary and irresponsible power,
asserting for itself privilege and pre
rogative, regardless of everything ex
cept personal opinions and administra
tion policies. To assert its own forces
Democracy must assert its own princi
ple of government through constitution
and law, enforcing equal and exact jus
tice to all against the partisanship
which uses government to buy power
for party by offering increasing privi
leges to the oligarchy every system of
government privileges creates. As
there is no Democracy other than this,
there is no other means than this of re
storing tHe power of Democracy as the
only effective check on plutocratic
A BOOM Was inaugurated the other
night at the banquet in Chicago by
State Superintendent McBrien for
Governor Sheldon for vice president on
the republican ticket. Here is that
portion of the speech in relation to the
Cass county governor: "Therefore
choose ye with calm deliberation the
avid of the east for our candidate for
the Kesjdeney in the campaign of 1908,
and permit . tQ propose the Joshua
of the west forVour nominee for vice
president. Of v?1;mont parentage and
traditions-he has reverence for the
east. Nebraska boireared m thefield
and on the prairie-,e hag a love for
the west. A gradual of the Univer.
sity of Nebraska and ah of Harvard
university, owner of a greac w.tate in
the west and of a plantation in th QUth
he has a knowledge of and a lovjor
the entire conntry. He knows no nor
south, east nor west but every fo
of the soil and every state of our UniotJ
is dear to him- He has the moral cour-
age to front a lie in arms and not to
yield. Nominate this Joshua of the
west for vice president, and he will
command the sun and the moon to stand
still in the valley of the Platte, while
the prophet, surrounded by republican
j legions to the north, to the Mouth, to the
east and to the west, wil! be driven in-
. . t i .i i
I to the political valley of death - and
f,.om tht.m.o w y .(t.
t() (.a him furth as ; ,,Ivsi(,enti; ,..,.
l,,i(!ate ( ;CMltc.maI,( thl. Jos,,im of t,,e
west js (;()Vt.n,r (;M,r.:e I( Sheldon of
Edward Rankin Has His Left
Hand Taken Off Dy Gar
at K. C. Crossing
At Pacific Junction Sunday night,
while switchman Edward Rankin em
ployed at that place was returning
home from the station, where he had
been to meet number 13 the passenger
going west, by the way of Council
Bluffs and Omaha, sustained an acci
dent which cost hirn his left hand.
Mr. Rankin, who is a married man,
having a number of children, lived in
the southwest jHrtion of the town, and
irr passing from the station it was
necessary for him to cross the Kansuri
CityrOmana track, on which there
was a train standing. In doing this,
he either had to climb over the car?,
or climb up on one and pass between
that and the one next on the coupling;
from thence jump to the ground. It
being dark he had to exercise a good
deal of care, and did not get through
as quickly as otherwise; meanwhile the
train moved, rocking the coupling on
which he stood, which threw him off.
Mr. Rankin turned a complete sum
mersault and alighted out from be
tween the cars with the exception of
his left hand which extended across the
rail to the middle of the fore arm and
the trucks passing over it severing same
Word was immediately send to this
city whence an engine and a coach was
dispatched to Pacific Junction bringing
the injured man to this place, where
the crushed hand was amputated at a
point midway between the wrist and
elbow. Mr. Rankin returned home
yesterday morning, still suffering great
ly from the injury.
At Their Annual Meeting Declared for
Quarterly Instead of Annual
The Plattsmouth Telephone Company
held their annual meeting on the third
of this month and declared their eighth
annual 10 per cent cash dividend and
voted unanimously to pay the dividends
quarterly hereafter, beginning on April
1st, 1908.
This new plan of paying the dividends
every three months will please many of
the stockholders and will be a great in
ducement for others to invest.
Instead of having to wait till the end
of each year to receive dividends n
the stock, the company will distribute
to the stockholders the profits on Janu
ary 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1, of
each year, thus making the stock a
much more desirable investment.
There is a limited amount of stock
for sale, which can be bought at par
value of $100.00 per share.
Don't wait, but call on or write to T.
H. Pollock, general manager and treas
urer, Plattsmouth, and secure a few
shares of the Plattsmouth Telephone
Company stock.
Plattsmouth Telephone Company stock
has paid 10 per cent annual cash divid
ends for the pat eight years.
Beginning Ar 1, 1908, the com
pany will pay th holders the divid
ends every thce months on April 1,
July 1, October oi each year.
Every dollar recc; v cd from the sale of
stock is invested ri ;ht here in our own
territory in the sight of our own stock
holders. Poultry Wanted.
Live poultry wanted, delivered near
the B. & M. depot at Plattsmouth.
Monday, February 24th, one day only,
for which I will pay the following prices
in cash, craws to be empty:
Hens, per pound
All young roosters 6c
Ducks, F. .F., 7c
Geese, F. F., 5c
Old Roosters, 4c
Call at the store of Zuckweiler &
Lutz for empty coops.
W. E. Keeney.
Democratic Primary.
The democrats of Plattsmouth p re
cinct are requested to meet at the Taylor
-school house on Thursdav. Fphrtmrv 9f
ut 4 O'clock p. m for the pUrpoBe of
fleeting 13 delegates to the county con-
jntion wnicn meets m Plattsmouth,
' Saturday, February 22.
W. F. Gillespie,
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