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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNJ? 1,1908.
1UJM BOUSES HE
An Eastern Paper Sizes it Up About Right
Heads, They Wm By Serving
DEATH OF MRS.
( !'i.i!:-'-liii:ia Vn Im A .'.i i i is. l -TV '
This AM rich-Car. tvjn congress con
tinues to insult the intelligence of the
American people and invite disaster to
the republican party. If anything
ha pen, eleventh-hour, legitimacy
which they c all a currency bill.
They are fools enough to think thai
they may whip enough weak-spined
members into line to enable Wall street
could add to popular contempt -for the ! to unload upon the government specu.a-
senators and representatives who have
submitted meekly to the dictation of
the two congressional bosses, it would
be the success of the latest pernicious
On pretect of fear of a panic and de
sire of the business interests of the
county for currency reform, these
tive and unsalable securities.
j And in case of defeat, they wish to
i be able to whine to their constituents
that an unholy minority, aided by some
! reprehensible independent, alone pre
! vented them from giving to the country
i a law that would check all panics.
Heads, they win by serving Wall
leaders have taken the two discredited ! street, tails they wm-Dy gaining a
Aldrich and Vreeland measures. They campaign excuse for an inexcusable
have muddled together the worst j session of congress. That is the game
features of both. And now they are they are trying to play
endeavoring to force the passage of
this abortive and contradictory make
shift which would be unspeaakbly
absurd if its possibilities were not so
Ordinarily it would not be surprising
to see Cannon and Aldrich and their
truckling cliques trying to pass bad
legislation. Their arrogance and their
indifference to the will and the welfare
of the people are their normal traits.
They talk of panics. They pretend
that they are frightened. Just as if
every sane business man did not know
that by crippling industry last fall Wall
street has succeeded in glutting the
banks with' money. Wall street institu
tions are eaerer to lend unlimited sums
ai X JJCl LCllt, lilt- VUUUl WVWt? "
the pledge of the borrower that he will
use the money in gambling and not in
It was to create these conditions that
We are accustomed to their subserv
ience to Wall street and the predatory : last fall's panic was manufactured
interests in equal ratio to their high- other panic is in sight
handed methods in executing their
But to do these things at this time
on the eve of a presidential election to
attempt what not one of them dare try
justify by fair and full argument we
confess has surprised and puzzled us.
In spite of great crops and sound
basic conditions of commerce, some
cramniner of business may continue. In
fact, there may be some local panics
There was one panic in the Allegheny
National bank this month." There is
likelihood, always, of a panic in any
lorn in Rhine -years
She Passes Away Very Sud
denly at Her Home in
Monday evening while at work in the
garden at her home in the west part of
the city, Mrs. Adam Wolf felt a diz
ziness and started for the house, to get
no farther than the door when she fell
down, unconscious, and where she was
found by the neighbors some time after
wards. Later at about 4 o'clock
n withstanding a!l medical aid which
was possible to ' obtain was i;::ed, she
Mi.:s Jennie Free was
land, Germany, some C2
there was un.ted in
Clement Koke, of which union four
children were born three boys and one
girl the boys being John, Clement and
Henry, the daughter, Jennie, now Mrs.
Ed. Busier, who makes their home at
Grand Island. Some twenty-one years
ago, having lost her first husband, she
came to this country, and was later
united in marriage with Adam Wolf,
and has made her home in this city
since. Mrs. Wolf was in her usual
health and was about her everyday oc
cupation, with little thought of the end
being so near. Of the latter marriage
there is one child, a son, Wm. Wolf,
who makes his home at Grand Island
with his sister, Mrs. Ed. Busier.
The funeral will occur Thursday morn
ing at 10 o'clock from the residence and
will be conducted by Rev. Father W.
F. Bradley, and interment made In the
The Late Thomas Morgan.
Thomas Morgan, who died at the Ma
sonic home in this city on Saturday last,
served one term as county judge of
Otoe county, and when in active life
was considered very popular. In speak
ing of his demise the Nebraska City
News says: "Judge Morgan was a
strong man mentally, well educated,
and his greatest fault if it can be called
by that name was that he always tried
to help his friends. He was more solic
itous about their welfare than for his
own, and when called upon was ever
ready to assist even if it discommoded
him. As a friend once said, he would
give away his last slice of bread and
go hungry himself rather than see some
one aire hungry."
ffi THE TOILS
The Masons Enjoy a Grand Time Tuesday
in Honor of the Event.
We cannot believe that their deliber- j spot where
ato ;-.tpnt i--. to dpfeat. the renublican : cohabit.
party. They are not like the
which, when hurt and angered,
into itself its own venom. They
n desire to lose their own seats, many
of which will be at stake next November.
And there is another reason why we
do not think that their seeming desire
to bring about republican defeat is
their real one. The interests which
these people represent do not wish the
democrats to win. They prefer the re
publican party, no matter how much
annoyance Rooseveltism may cause
These men are bluffing. They are
trying to make a demonstration of
strength that can be explained only
when the truth is understood that
these are true Bourbons learning
nothing and forgetting nothing.
They have come out of their foolish
conferences thinking that they have
fooled the people. They actually think
that they will be able to satisfy the
country which for years has been call
ing for currency reform with this miss-
But talk of national stringency which
darts would necessitate the issue of half a !
have i billion of emergency currency before a
new congress would meet with -time J
and desire to face the currency ques
tion in the proper spirit, is the veriest
We do not think there is a chance
for the passage of this proposed out
rageous measure. But the people are
watching the means used to advance
it. They are watching the use of "the
pork barrel." They are noting the
handling of the public . building bill.
Silently they are observing one of the
most disgraceful episodes in our his
tory. There is not a constituency which
does not know that the threat faces its
congressman that unless he marches
under the Aldrich-Cannon yoke any ap
propriation he may have secured will
be stricken out of the bill.
Think of the fate of the party that
would go before the country with the
record of such a currency bill forced
through by such means!
Pollard Will Have Opposition.
From what the News can gather in
this quarter, Congressman Pollard i3
going to have opposition in the coming
convention and it is not without the
realms of impossibility that he will
meet his Waterloo when that conven
tion takes action. Among those spoken
of as hankering after Pollard's boots,
is A. J. Weaver, of this city. Mr.-
Weaver made a record while a member
of the state leerislature as a democrat
thievery j anj aa;n wa3 drawn in the oratorical
j limelight when he acted as toast master
I of at Bryan banquet. These instances
; may not serve him from which to appeal
for. partisan support, but he is resource
f ul and will have no trouble in establish
ing his repentance. A penitent g. o.p.
is regarded in the light of a Prodigal
son, by the adherents of that party
who always have open arms to receive
the wayward. Brilliant of good address,
and magnetic, resourceful and with
means to back it all up if Mr. Weaver
makes an earnest effort to supplant
Pollard, the chances are in his favor.
This would be a scrap worth going
miles to witness. Falls City News.
To Leave Cass County.
It is with regret that we chronicle
the intention of Dr. J. A. Pollard to de
part from Nehawka. He succeeds to
the practice of Dr. Green of Salem, and
will take his departure for that place
about June 10. Dr. Pollard is the pion
eer physician of Nehawka. For twenty
years he has been the medical adviser
of a large majority of the inhabitants
of this community and might be said le
gal adviser of alL He has ushered many
of our young folks into the world and
has seen children born unto them. The
best educated man in the vicinity, he
has been the one to decide all mooted
questions and was an encyclopedia for
all, and his going away will leave a
A Good Selection.
County Recorder, H. A. Schneider,
has been prevailed upon to accept the
chairmanship of the Fourth of July
parade committee, and the Journal is
glad he has done so. Henry is one of
the best workers on such matters that
could possibly have been secured. He
goes at it for success, and generally
brings everything he undertakes to that
point. This appointment assures one of
the most complete trade processions
that ever occurred in Plattsmouth.
For the Louisville Sufferers.
The Journal received a letter this
morning from Max Ploehn, who is serv
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place that cannot be filled. In his going S are sentence in me ieuraa peu
away we lose a friend in the fullest j itentiary for the murder of Miss Goos
n5(. of the term and his absence will three years ago, in which he enclosed a
be felt m6st keenly, but we rejoice that 1 postoffice order for $5. He requests that
his prospects for advancement will be ox ims amount uc creuncu w ma
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and that the balance ($3.50) be sent to
the proper authorities for the relief of
the tornado sufferers at Louisville.
Whatever may be said of Max Ploehn
regarding the murder of this poor inno
cent girl, it would seem from this act
that, even in the confines of the dismal
prison cell, he yet possesses a feeling for
his f ellowmen when misfortune and dis
tress overtake them. It is said that
Max makes quite a sum each month by
doing extra work about the peniten
tiary, and is reported to be a model
much larger there, and we wish him
abundant success. Dr. Julian Addison
Pollard, scholar, poet, philosopher,
friend will be missed from Nehawka as
no other man would. Nehawka Register.
Freight Cars Being Robbed.
For some time past the Missouri
Pacific has been having trouble on ac
count of having freight taken from
their cars between Union and Omaha.
Detective John DeLong has been work
ing on the case for some time and has
the matter in hand.
No great amount has been taken at
one time, but a case of canned goods
this time, and a sack of flour the next,
or a butt of tobacco would be taken,
and the losses to the company from this
source have been large, and they have
determined to break it up. And you
need not be surprised to hear of some
thing being done.
The Missouri Pacihc detective is
pretty smooth, but he has been the
victim of the practical joker a number
of times. One time about a year ago
he had a friend at Union who kept him
posted on the loss of company material.
He was quizzing him one day and asked
if he had seen anyone taking company
material. The answer came in the
affirmative. The old sleuth got out his
note book to list property that had been
taken and all the data, and when he
asked for the name of the parties was
informed that it was the section boss,
and the detective fell over in a faint.
They don't speak now. Nehawka
The Palmist. GarfeSi, Wanted
En Texas Very Badly
A special from Beatrice, Neb., under
date of June 2, says: "Dr. II. B. Mor
ris, alias Dr. A. Bartell, a palmist who
has been operating in this city for the
last week, was arrested today and lodged
in jail by Chief of Police Moore on re
ceipt of a message from the chief of
police at Dallas, Tex., ordering him to
arrest and hold Morris. Morris recently
visited Omaha and Plattsmouth. He
was traced to this place by the Texas
authorities. Since arriving in Beatrice
with his wife he has been doing a big
business. He claims Kansas City as
his home. The Texas officer did not
state the charge on which the palmist
is wanted." This gentleman will be
remembered as the one who visited this
city two weeks since, accompanied by
a fine looking young lady, whom he
called his wife. They put up at the
Riley, being furnished the best rooms
in the house to carry on his profession
as palmist. He and his wife dressed
handsomely, wore plenty of diamonds,
and from the manner in which he flashed
his money around on his advent to the
city.one would naturally suppose he was
a millionaire. They changed suits sev
eral times during the day, but ere the
week, for which the "Dr." advertised,
was up he made an effort to slip out of
town under cover of darkness, and leave
his bills unpaid. Business failed to pan
out, as he expected it would, and he
wanted to get to pastures more "green"
than here. He paid his hotel bill of
course belore he could remove his
trunks. He owed the Journal $7.00 for
advertising and the News the same
amount, but he was followed to the de
pot and made to disgorge one-half of
the amount of what he owed this office
stating that he would send the ballance
from Fremont, to which point he was
going, so he said. But he never made
good to this office, and we suppose he
swindled the News out of its entire bill.
Dr. Bartell was a fine looker and so was
the young woman wyho accompanied him.
Both bore the appearance of a perfect
lady and gentleman, but the manner in
which he took his departure from this
city, we would not be surprised to hear
that he was wanted in many other
Tuesday evening the Masonic lodge at j
this place (No. 0) celebrated the!
fiftieth anniversary of their orgnr.iza-j
tion at their hall, at which there were I
over two hundred masons and their J
wives present. The frst number of
the entertainment was the overture
given by the Misses Cole and Cummin.",
a most excellent rendition, one which
was enjoyed by all present. This was
followed by a reading by Miss Bernice
Newell, a truly meritorous number,
and which put the audience in good
humor, and had them shouting with
Then came a history of the lodge, by as requested
Worshipful Master, W. L. Pickett, in
which he spoke of the early history of
the lodge, in which he said that the
first meeting of the lodge was held
February 20th, 1858, and was under a
dispensation, charter not yet having
been received, and that there were
present: Edwin A. Donelan, Daniel
H. Wheeler, John M. Marshall, John
C. Cummins, Thomas K. Hanna, Wm.
B. Porter, Joseph Harper, W. M.
Slaughter, Enos Williams, W. H. Bas
set and James Marshall. The first to
join by petition was A. H. Barker, the
first by demit, W. D. McCord coming
from lodge Number One of Des Moines
Iowa. The charter was received June
2, 1853, just fifty years ago last even
ing. The first member initiated under the
charter was Samuel H. Egbert, and
the first meetings were held in the
Harper block which then stood where
the Each block now stands on lower
Main street. During the time of
life of the lodge there have been
teen Worshipful Masters, namely :
A. Donelan, I). II. Wheeler, W.
McCord, E. C. Adams, E. T. Duke,
R. Livingston, J. W. Shannon,
Vallery, jr.. Frances E. White, V.
Leonard, J. Findley .Lohnson, .Justice
G. Richey, II. J. Helps, M. Archer,
Adam Kurtz and W. L. Pickett. A
letter was read from Daniel II.
Wheeler, of Omaha, the only living
charter member of the lodge, in which
he said that he was not able to furnish
a report of the lodge in its early days,
Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Ne
braska being present, with the aid of
some of the records, gave a very inter
esting history of the early times of the
lodgs here, supplimenting what Mr.
Pickett had said. Miss Edna Peterson
and Mrs. Ed. Spies gave a very beauti
ful song number, which was well re
ceived by the well crowded house, and
was followed by Mrs. J. W. Gamble,
who pleased the audience with a solo.
Mr. Gamble told of visiting the lodge
at Alexandra, D. C, the lodge of which
George Washington was a member.and
of seeing the gavil which he used and
the apron which he wore and other
things of interest. A very pleasant
time was enjoyed looking at the album
of the lodge which contained the pic
tures of the membership from the time
of the installation of the lodge.
A magnificent supper was served in
the banquet rooms of the order, a
feature which was greatly enjoyed.
A VERY PRETTY
Celebration Committee Meeting
Monday at the council chamber
the committees of the Fourth of July
celebration met to report the work done
and with what success they had met.
The report showed all committees work
ing with teeth and toe nail, and that
they had made good progress in all lines.
The feelings of all engaged in the work
are that it is certain that success will
attend their efforts. Two additional
committees were appointed by the
chairman, one on parade, with H. A.
Schnieder as chairman; another on con
cessions, with J. P. Falter as chair
man. An effort will be made to have
every business house represented in the
parade. Every lodge will be expected
and the public in generally are urged to
take an active interest. Another meet
ing will be held next Thursday evening.
The following are the names of those
who have contributed to the Fourth of
July fund since the large list published
last week: Perry Utterback $1. F. Mc
Elroy $1, D. O. Dwyer $2, W. H. Holly
Attacked by a Dog.
Yesterday while Paul Budig was pass
ing the place of D. E. Rice, going to
the next neighbors, a boy was plajnng
in front of the house, and as he passed
he spoke to the boy, when a dog belong
ing to Mr. Rice attacked him, grasping j
him bv the leg and tearing his pants
badly, and leaving tooth marks on his
leg, which chanced to be an artificial
one and did not produce a painful
wound. A dog which will go out in the
street and attack a person without any
provocHtion, 13 a menace to the wel
fare of the city.
Advertised Letter List.
The following letters were remaining
in the Plattsmouth postoffice on June 1,
1908, uncalled for. Those calling for
any of these letters will please say "ad
vertised:" Blanche Bolander Miss Irene Haskin
Mrs. Gracy Johnson Mrs. Emma Jarrand
Mrs. Elsie Phillips Miss Florence Ruby
Miss Gladys Rich'd3 Mrs. Ella Wheeler
Mrs. Anna Figner
P. R. Holmes
Dr. J. P. Lowgler
R. H. Morris
Jas. R. Stiven
J. H. Johnston
J. W. Marshall
R. A. Nickels
Kiss Sally Agnevv and Or. F.
8. Qarcrcn Happily United
A very pretty home wedding was cel
ebrated Wednesday at 10 o'clock at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Parmele
on North Sixth street, when Miss Sally
Agnew of Los Angeles, Cal., and Dr. F.
B. Damron of Lincoln, Neb., were uni
ted in marriage. The wedding service
of the Episcopal church was read by
Rev. H. B. Burgess.
The bride was beautifully gowned in
a white chiffon broadcloth suit, with
Valenciennes lace waist.
All of the appointments of the wed
ding were characterized by quiet ele
gance. The rooms vere beautifully dec
orated with a profusion of cut floweis.
White roses and maiden hair fern being
used in the living room, and pink roses
in the dining room.
After the ceremony the guests were
ushered into the dining room, where an
elegantly appointed six course wedding
breakfast was served.
Dr. and Mrs. Damron left on the af
ternoon train for Lincoln, Neb., their
The bride was formerly of Platts
mouth, having grown to young woman
hood here, and is a most lovable young
woman, having a large circle of friends
who wish her future life to be as full
of sunshine as this, her wedding day.
Dr. Damron is one of Lincoln's young
professional men, and has a host of
friends waiting to welcome them.
The bride's go-away gown was a
brown tailored taffeta silk, trimmed with
A pleasing incident of the wedding
was the receipt immediately before the
ceremony of a bushel basket full of
roses, with a bushel of love from the
bride's Vine street friends, being pre
sented by Masters Erwin and Arthur
Cooper, Harris Cook and Joe Hawks
worth. The out of town guests were Dr. and
Mrs. E. H. Bruening, of Omaha, Neb.;
Messrs. C. T. Hayes, C. T. Higgins,
Earl Roth and L. C. Storey of Lincoln,
Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Atwood,
Misses Juliet and Catharine Atwood of
Lincoln, Neb., and Calvin Atwood of
Albert Fickler, of Stanton, was a
visitor in the city last evening, staying
j at the home of his parents over night
and departing for home this afternoon.
Cat Site Causes Rabies.
A special from Nebraska City, under
date of June 2, says: "Mrs. John
Knox, sr., of Palmyra, was playing with
a cat a few days since. The tat was a
household pet and was kept in the house
j all the time. While she had it on her
I lap stroking its back, the cut grabod
har right hand and sank its teeth deep
into the flesh. The lady applied the
usual household remedies, and thought
nothing of the matter until a few days
past, when the hand began to swell.
She called a physician who advised her
to go to Pasteur institute at Chicago,
at once. She was taken there and a
message from that place last evening
states that she is suffering from the
rabies but was getting along nicely.
Before the woman went the cats head
was sent, and the doctor pronounced it
a case of rabies"
The Ear Marks Plain.
The writer received a card this morn
ing through the postoffice (type-written)
which bears the ear marks of a person
who ha3 but little business to occupy
his time, outside of this kind of work,
that if we were to make public some of
his acts in this city, put to shame all
the respectable people in Plattsmouth.
But then as it is always such people
that engage in this kind of work, and
are too cowardly to sign their names to
such productions, we deem it hardly
worth while to pay any attention to
such cattle who roam the city bounda
ries at will.
Plattsmouth Gets Additional $15,000
According to the congressional record
of May SOtn, there was an additional
$15,000 appropriated for the Platts
mouth postoffice which with the $50,000
already in the former bill, makes
$65,000. This with the amount appro
priated for the purchase of the site,
makes over $70,000. With thi3 we
should have a good building, and the
sooner it is began the better we will be
At the meeting of the state liquor
dealers' association in Omaha yester
day, Ed. E. Egenberger, of this city
was elected one of the trustees of the
association, in the face of the fact that
there were about a dozen other candi
dates for the place. There were about
Eix hundred delegates present, and
those who attended from this place re
port a pleasant time. The Journal
congratulates Eddie upon his selection
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