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The Plattsmouth Journal
l'UBLI8HKD WEKKLT AT
It. A. HATES, Publisher.
E if red at the poiitofflce at Plattsmouth, Ne
hranka. & uccondclasn matter.
And the women will soon begin to try
on their Easter bonnets, "just to see
how it looks.'
Several boys; car of powder; curios
ity; box of matches; usual result; six
The middle west is to have an in
vasion of Taft, who will attempt to
elucidate a bunch of "my policies."
Chicago university has added a sea
serpent to its collections. Oddly enough
it came from Prohibition Kansas.
Down in Georgia-, Brown is to run
against Smith for the governsnip. The
Jones crowd probably will hold the
balance of power.
After all, the early bird perhaps is
not to be commended so much for its
wisdom as the worm is to be con
demned for its folly.
When a woman dies, and her hus
band refuses to marry again, is it a
compliment to his wife, or is it a sign
he has had enough of it?
What will Governor Cummins think?
An Iowan says his state is turning
Democratic. The "Iowa idea" may
have a different meaning shortly.
This is the time of year when most
every man is poorer in worldly goods
that at any other time of the yeras.The
assessor is making his rounds.
Thomas Express Piatt has expressed
his desire for another term. If the
New York legislators are liberal enough
with their support, some of them may
be given express franks.
The New York stock exchange has
closed the visitors' gallery to guard
against cranks. The next thing proba
bly to be done will be the erection of
l)omb proofs on the floor.
With 15,000 people inside the con
vention hall and 15,000 more turned
away unable to gain admittance, no
further proof that Mr. Bryan is some
thing of a drawing card in necessai y.
Americans have a perfect passion
for writing letters of recommendation.
When a man discharges an employe,
the first thing he does is to give him a
rtetter of recommendation saying that
tie employe possesses all the qualifica
tions that a man in his line should
possess. It is a rule of this countiy
fiat the more wo-thless a man is, the
more letters of recommendation he
We were talking with a traveling
man the other day who makes his
home in Fremont and who has been on
the road for a number of years. This
man says he has been converted of
late in the political school and he says
he is not the only traveling man in Ne
braska that has been taking a school
ing, but there are thousands. All his
life he has been a republican, but he is
now enthusiastic for Bryan and hopes
to see him the next president. Aurora
The meeting of the democratic
press association which met in Lincoln
Tuesday was a grand success so far as
attendance is concerned. Among the
many questions under discussion was
that of the establishment of a press
bureau at Lincoln, under the manage
ment of some writer of ability, for the
purpose of furnishing the county news
papers editorial. We opposed the
proposion from the fact that no man
can furnish such articles for all com
munities. What wuld perhaps suit one
section would not prove satisfactory in
another. And we believe we know
better what would meet with the ap-
roval of the democrats of Cass county
than any manager of a press bureau.
Another thing is, the fact that if a man
is not able to edit his paper as it should
be, he should step down and out and
give way lo some man who is able to do
the work. A country editor should be
able to edit his own paper. We are not
in favor of providing a soft jobforany
man to edit papers for a lot of men who
are not able or are too lazy to edit their
papers themselves. These are the rea
o ns we oppose a press bureau.
The St. Louis Times says: "No
doubt it will go against the grain of the
Toledo lumber princes to be sent to
jail." Maybe knot, we opine.
What an active press agent the Kais
er must have. He breaks into print
today with that Tweedmouth letter and
the announcement of a raise in his sal
ary. We do not knew of any provision in
the constitution which provides that
the President shall make diplomatic ap
pointments with the advice and con
sent of the Kaiser of Germany.
"The time has come when we should
prepare for a revision of the tariff,"
says Roosevelt. We maintain that the
time has come when the tariff should
While in Lincoln last week we learn
ed that one of the Bryan clubs of that
city had on their rolls many republicans
who had expressed themselves for W.
J. Bryan for president and who are
pledged to support him at the polls.
One club has a membership of over
1000, one third of whom are republicans.
This is a seperate organization from
that of the Bryan Volunteers which
many republicans are also joining.
While coming down from Lincoln the
other day on the Missouri Pacfic to Union,
we came in contact with O. G. Leidigh a
young attorney of Nebraska City where
he was born and reared. During our
conversation he expressed himself as
being decidedly in favor of Mayor Brown
of Lincoln, for the democratic nomi
nation for governor. This reminds us
of the fact that we heard many news
paper men who attended the entertain
ment extended the boys by our peerless
leader express themselves in the same
manner. Under the present circum
stances the Journal believes that Mr.
Brown would prove a winner as a gu
Wasn't that a dandy "populist" con
vention in St. Louis last week? Made
up of hirelings of the republican party,
is it any wonder that the true populists
withdrew in disgust. Where were such
men as General James B. Weaver, of
Iowa, our own ex-Senator Allen? Neith
er cared to attend a sham convention
made up principally of a hoodlum ele
ment of the eastern cities. The rank
and file of the true populists were con
spicuous by their absence. That is the
principal reason the Nebraska delegates
withdrew from the republican sideshow.
They could discover none of the old fa-
milliar faces that usually were present
on such occasions.
Relations with Venezuela are in a
sad tangle, but the worst mix of all is
that in relation to the claims of the
New York and Bermudez company. The
company was dispossessed of the Ber
mudez asphal lake about four years ago
by the government of Venezuela, un
der the direction of President Castro.
The government is now operating the
lake and is selling the product to an
American ri al of the Bermudez com
pany, which, it is alleged, has already
received more than 30,000 tons of asp
halt belonging to the other company.
It is believed that as a result of the
submission of this question to the Sen
ate, another effort will be made to
have the Bermudez question submitted
to international ardiiration.
The Chester Hearld says: "If
Roosevelt stole any ideas from Bryan,
that of declining a nomination was not
one of them." Bet you a dollar that
Teddy will follow Billy in that furrow
around the field. There is now more
Teddy talk than a year ago. Labor
organizations have passed resolutions
against Taft and Mr. Roosevelt puts a
message on the labor ace spot. Thea-
dore is playing for a forcible third term
annexation. Then we will hear much
about destiny tossing the office on Teddy
lap. The people are weary of the con
talk about the "republican party and
God" doing things. The partnership
has changed already. It is now "God
and the republican party" with the
head of the firm wanting to dissolve the
partnership. The notice of dissolution
will be published the day after election
The teacher and pupils of Rock Creek
school will give a box social and enter
tainment on Friday evening, April 10th.
Everybody cordially invited. - Ladies
are requested to bring baskets.
DAILY PERSONAL NEWS
Short Items of Interest.From Satur
day Evening's Daily Journal
Joseph Heines was a visitor in Omaha
for the day.
Miss Manota Perry wa3 a visitor in
Omaha this morning.
Mrs. Joseph Thompson was a visitor
in South Omaha this morning with
Mrs Wm. Morrow was a visitor in
Glenwood for the day, going on the
Burlington this morning.
Mrs Peter Perry, from west of My
nard, was a visited in Omaha this
Mike Mauzy was looking after some
business matters in Omaha and is visit
ing with friends.
Mrs Earl V. Cole, of Mynard was a
visitor in the metropolis this morning,
a guest of friends for the day.
Samuel Pitman . the rustling hard
ware man of Murray was a business
visitor in Plattsmouth last evening.
W. H. Russell departed for his home
at Ashland, this afternoon, where he
will visit with his family over Sunday.
Dr. G. H. Gilmore and W. J. Philpot
were Omaha visitors yesterday from
Murray, and visited in Plattsmouth on
their returned driving from this city
home during the evening.
Mrs. S. D. Lodge departed for her
home this morning at Lander, Wyom
ing, after having visited in the city
with her parents, W. Josselyn and wife
for the past three weeks.
Mrs Fred Ohms was a visitor in the
capitol city this morning, and will be
the guest of friends over Sunday.
Gurney Thomas, who was at Omaha
for the past week, returned Thursday
and will work here for the present.
"Bill" Marks the tall Sycamore from
the lower banks of the Weeping Water
east of Union was a visitor in the city
Frank Hawksworth was a visitor in
the city last evening and over night
with his parents, returning to his work
Sig Carey, of Springfield, visited in
the city today.
Mrs. W. T. Cole was a vis' tor in the
metropolis this morn ng.
Conrad Meisinger, from west of My
nard, was a county seat visitor today.
Mrs. J. M. Robertson and daughter,
Miss Blanche, were visitors in Omaha
Andy Sutton, the chief of police at
Rock Bluffs, was an official visitor in
the city this morning.
Philip Horn was a visitor in the city
this morning, looking after some busi
ness matters in the county seat.
Miss Alice Kerr came in this morning
from Glenwood and will visit with her
mother, Mrs. B. C. Kerr, over Sunday.
W. J. Lorenz returned this morning
from Omaha, where he has been visit
ing and looking after business matters.
Miss Lillian Fitch came in this morn
ing from Omaha and is giving lessons in
elocution to a class which she has here.
M. C. Whitehead of near Nehawka
was a visitor in the city this morning
and was accompanied by his son, Ora.
M. L. Furlong from near Rock
Bluffs was a business visitor in Platts
mouth, having business at the county
Miss Lillian Bookmeyer returned this
morning from Omaha where she is
teaching music, and will visit with her
mother over Sunday.
Adam Kaffenberger from near Cedar
Creek was a visitor in the city this
morning, transacting business with our
merchants and visiting with friends.
Mrs. M. W. Thomas, Miss Evelyn
Taylor and Mrs. Nicholas Todd came
home last evening from Omaha and will
visit with their parents over Sunday.
Miss Ina Randall returned home last
evening from her studies at the busi
ness college at Omaha, and will visit at
home over Sunday with her parents.
Mrs. J. B. Higley and Mrs. Isaac
Cumming departed this morning for
Glenwood, Iowa, where they will visit
for a few days with friends and relatives.
Mrs. E. W. Cook and Miss Nettie
Hawkswork departed for South Oma
ha, where they are attending the
Mrs. Martha Randall departed this
morning for Atlantic, Iowa, after having
visited in the city for the past few days,
a guest of her cousin, Miss Margaret
Mrs. L. H. Critchfield of near Weep
ing Water of whom reports said was
very sick the first part of the weak is
now reported as much improved and cn
highway to recovery.
Mrs. J. E. Collins departed for her
home at Fremont this morning after
having visited in the city for the past
week, a guest at the home of her brother-
in-law, N. W. Crissinger and family.
J. M. Robertson was a visitor in Om
aha this afternoon.
Miss Florence McElroy was a visitor
Omaha this afternoon.
J. B. Meisinger was a visitor in the
county seat this morning.
C. F. Wheeler and wife were visitors
in Omaha this afternoon.
Fred Munn was a visitor with friends
in the metropolis this afternoon.
John Marsh and wife from Pock
Bluffs were business visitors in the city
Earl Travis departed for Omaha thi3
morning, where he will visit with friends
G. F S. Burton and wife were visit
ors in Omaha this afternoon going on
the fast mail.
Walter Holmes of Havelock was a
visitor in the city with friends for a
while this morning.
Justice Lilly and wife, from near Un
ion was transacting some business with
our merchants today.
A. R. Hogabone, of LaPIatte, was a
visitor in the city this morning, return
ing home on the noon train.
J. W. Smith, of Ottumwa, was a vis
itor in the city this morning, looking
after some business matters.
Mrs. T. B. Holman, of LaPIatte, was
a visitor in the city this morning, look
ing after some business matters.
Mr Robert Davis departed for his
home on the fast mail this afternoon
while his mother will stay a week.
Miss Harriet Adams was a passenger
to Glenwood, Iowa, this morning, where
she will visit over Sunday with friends.
George Hebner, of Avoca, was a visi
tor in the city this morning, looking af
ter the settling of the Westlake estate.
Miss Louise Trility departed this
morning for South Omaha, where she
goes to attend the Teachers Association.
Nicholas Halmes of west of the city
was a visitor in the city this morning,
and was looking after some business as
Mrs. J. E. McDaniels and daughter,
Vergia, accompanied by Miss Mina
Theirolf, were visitors in Omaha to
see the sights today.
M. Fanger was a visitor in Omaha
Allen Harvey departed last evening
for a short visit at Glenwood. Iowa.
where he will also look for a situation.
Mrs. T. P. Livingston and daughter.
Nora, departed this morning for Oma
ha, where they will visit with friends
for the day.
C. P. Richards and family departed
this morning for a few days visit, which
shall extend over Sunday with relatives
and friends at Ashland.
Ray Travis and Bruce Rosencrans
came in last evening from Omaha,
where they are attending school, and
will visit over Sunday at home.
Miss Pearl Barker, who is teaching
the Nolting school, was a passene-er to
South Omaha this morning, where she
is attending the teachers' association.
Mrs. E. L. Pace and wife, of Red
Oak, were visiting in the city last even
ing, looking over some oroDertv with a
view of making a transfer, and departed
on the late evening train for their home.
Lee Milligan of Auburn, this state,
is visiting in the city, a guest at the
home of his aunt, Mrs. W. F. Crabill,
and will visit for the day Mr. Mil
ligan has been attending a medical
school at Omaha, and is now taking a
Miss Helen Foster after having visit
ed in the city for the last few with her
parents, departed this morning for
Glenwood, Iowa, where she is engaged
in the institute as over-seer of one of
Chas. Sprague, of Hot Springs, S. D.,
a nephew of Col. H. C. McMakan, is
visiting in the city, a guest at the home
of his uncle for a few days. Mr.
Sprague is engaged in railroad con
struction as a contractor.
W. H. Newell, accompanied by Rob
ert, were passengers to Cedar Creek
this morning, where the Judge is look
ing after the business at the quarry and
Robert will do a little hunting on the
side, taking his gun along.
John Nemetz is now happy, he has
the papering and retouching of his
store complete, having the workmen at
his place for some time, he is glad to
have the place streightened up so he
can get to business in the proper way
Mrs. Mary Sharpe departed this
morning for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
where she will visit for some time with
friends, and was accompanied as far as
Omaha with her mother, Mrs. John
Sharpe, who will visit with friends for
Russell Tidd was a business visitor in
Omaha this afternoon.
A. W. Bradley was a visitor with
friends in Omaha this afternoon.
John Sutton was a visitor in the city
this morning from Rock Bluffs.
W. A. Oliver from near Murray was
a visitor in th city this afternoon.
Mrs. Frank Busche came in this after
noon and will visit her daughter over
Sunday. . ' s
Mrs. A. L. Totten was a visitor in
the city this morning from south of
Peter Meisinger from near Cedar
Creek was a visitor in the city this
Mrs. W. H. Schildknecht is reported
as feeling much improved today, and is
able to sit up.
J. L. Smith from Nehawka was a
visitor with relatives and friends in the
city this morning.
Miss Marie and Adela Heil, from near
Cedar Creek, were visitors with friends
in the city this morning.
J. II. Dennis,of Fairmont, this state,
was a business visitor in the city today,
having business with J. P. Falter.
Mrs. Joseph Tighe departed this after
for her home at Havelock, afteij having
visited in the city for some time.
Horace Rand, of Cedar Creek, was a
visitor in the city this morning, looking
after some business matters and visit
ing with friends. 1 ,
Wm. C. Woolen of Weeping. Water
and Amsdel Sheldon of Avoca were in
the city this morning setting up mat
ters in the Westlake estate.
W. F. Gillispie the whole souled grain
dealer from Mynard was in the city
this afternoon shaking hands with the
people and renewing acquaintances.
Mrs Dora Schall returned to her home
in Omaha this afternoon, after having
visited in the city, a gusetof her daugh
ter, Mrs M. Fanger, for the past few
John Kirkham, Victor Anderson and
Albert Scottler were passengers to
Omaha this afternoon where they will
witness the ball game between Omaha
and the Chicago White Sox.
Asa McCulloch, after having been
operated upon for tuberculosis of the
glands in the neck, is making some
great improvements in his condition,
and hopes to be entirely well in a short
J. B. Dodson, of Kansas City, was a
visitor in the city this morning in con
sultation with Frank Stanley, relative
to smoe land. Mr. Stanley is agent for
the company which Mr. Dodson repre
sents, and which is located in the par
handle of Texas.
This was a busy day at the county
clerks office the county clerk and deputy
were both working like beavers filling
affidavits for pentions, there being
something like one hundred old soldiers
and their widows who draw pentions at
Mrs. W. E. Rosencrans returned home
last evening from Gretna, where she
has been during the week caring for
her father, Samuel Raker, who fell
irom a ladder some two weeks since,
and broke his arm, and being well ad
vanced in years, it is difficult for him to
Denton Hites, of Hastings, la., who
has been working in the city for the
past few days in connection with his
father, C. Hites, drilling a well for
August Gorder, departed this morning
for Omaha, where he expects to pur
chase some well machinery supplies,
and from their will go home for a visit
until the first of the week. His father
drove home last evening by team.
Frank Lake, wife and little child came
in this morning from Council Bluffs, and
will visit in the city for a few days be
fore departing for their home atTacoma,
Washington, while in the city they will
be the guests at the home of John
Mrs H. H. Davis and son, Robert,
came in last evening from Persia, Iowa,
and are visiting at the home of Mrs.
Davis's sister, Mrs J. H. Trasher, who
has been very sick for some time. The
visit of her sister and nephew was a
surprise and very encouraging one as
she feels much better.
Uncle Lee Timble of LaPIatte was a
visitor in the city this morning, looking
the town over to see what changes it
had made and visiting with his old time
friends, Col. FT. C. McMaken. Uncle
Henry in speaking of him said that Lee
Timble had lived here and at LaPIatte
since two weeks after the creation of
of the Earth.
George Bruhl who has been living
here will move to Lincoln and make his
home there, as while he is on No. 29
and 30 as a general thing, when he is
changed to some other run temporarly
out of Lincoln, it makes it very incon
venient to live here. They have their
goods packed and will probably move
T. J. Thomas of South Omaha was a
visitor in the city this morning, coing
to visit with his brother, J. W. Thomas
who has been very sick for some time
past but who has been making very
satisfactory progress with in the last
days. Thomas hired a rig and went
down to see his brother and found that
he had improved so that he was able to
be down town which was a very agree
Mrs. R. F. Guthman returned this
morning from Louisville, where she was
attending the funeral of her niece, Mrs.
Mrs. Chas. E. Martin was a passeng
er to Omaha this afternoon, where she
will visit with her little son, Hilt, who
is in the hopital.
Mrs. S. E. McElwain returned home
this morning from an extended visit at
Lincoln, where she was the gueat of her
daughter, Mrs. John Dutton.
George Shoeman returned this morn
ing from a visit at Louisville, where
he was visiting with friends and look
ing after some business matters.
John Skoumal departed for Omaha
this morning accompanied by his two
boys Joseph and James and will visit
with relatives in the metropolis for the
Leonard Murray and family from
some 12 miles west of the were visitors
with friends in the city this morning,
and were looking after some business
John Koka and wife departed this af
ternoon, after ' having visited in' the
city for the past few days, the guests
at the home of Mr. Koke's mother,
Mrs. Adam Wolf, and at the home of
Clement Koke, a brother.
Mrs. S. A. Barker and two daughters
May and Glenna from west of Mynard
were visitors in Omaha this morning,
where they will be guests of friends
for the day.
Ray Davis and family of Lincoln is
visiting in Murray with the family of
her father, J. A. Davis, and will soon
move back to Murray and make their
C. A. Walsh came in last evening
from Ravena, where he has been work
ing with the bridge gang for the Bur
lington, and will visit in this city with
his folks over Sunday.
Mrs. O. V. Bates and children de
parted this morning for their home at
Glenwood, la., after visiting in the city
for the past few days at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sea
graves. Jesse Vallery was a visitor in the
city this morning, the first time since
having returned from the hospital at
Omaha, where he underwent an opera
tion for appendicitis, and while looking
rather on the thin order says he is feel
DIES AT R0SWELL,
Mrs. Byron Joy, nee Miss Lulu Leist,
Dies of Typhoid Fever This Morn
ing at Roswell, N. M.
This morning Robert Tropp received
a message from the partner of his
newhew, Byron Joy, husband of Lulu
Joy, nee Miss Lulu Leist, stating that
she was seriously ill with typhoid fever.
Mr. Joy and family have been making
their home at Palmer Lake, Colo., for
the past few years, but during the past
two months have been living at Ros
well, N. M., where they are at present.
Mrs. N. A. Leist, Mrs. Joy's mother,
who is making her home at Mr. Robert
Troop, received a letter this morning
from Mr. Joy, saying that Lulu had the
typhoid fever, but he was in hopes that
they would be able to bring her through
all right, but the message coming tells
a different story. Mrs. Liest and her
sister, Mrs. Robert Troop, will depart
for Roswell and the bedside of her sick
daughter this evening on the five o'clock
Mr. and Mrs. Byron II. Joy will be
remembered, having lived here. Mrs.
Leist and daughter, when Mrs. Joy was
a child, made their home with Mr. and
Mrs. Troop, on the farm southwest of
Mynard, and also in this city. Since
her marriage with Mr. Joy, they have
lived in Chicago, 111. ; Denver, La Junta
and Palmer Lake, Colo., and have been
stopping at Roswell, N. M., where Mr.
Joy is interested in a horse ranch. Mrs.
Joy visited in the city during the sum
mer three years ago.
Later: At noon Mr. Troop received
a message from Byron II. Joy, saying
that Mrs. Joy passe-' away this fore
noon, and for him to come to Palmer
Lake, bringing Mrs. Joy's mother, Mrs.
N. A. Liest and Mrs. Troop with him,
they departed on the Schuyler for
Awaiting a Decision
Monier Foster, the man who some
time since was tried for highway rob
bery, and found guilty, having made
application for a new trial, the same
having been argued last week before
Judge Travis, and who has not yet
given him sentence, came in this
morning from his home at Meade, Kan,
Mr. Foster came to see how the case
was to be decided, and will await for
a while to see what the sentence of the
judge will be.
Cancelled The Debt
This morning Chav C. Parmole, filed
with the recorder of deeds a release of
mortgage for the debt heretofore held
against the Fresbyteiian church which
has been liquidated. The amount was
approximately $5, 1(0, an! places the
church entirely out of debt. The mem
bers have been making a heroic effort
to get this debt lifted and are well
pleased with the result.
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