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PL.ATTSMOLTTII, XEIIRASIvA, THURSDAY, JUNK f, 190S
The Sixtieth Session Barely Escapes a Shut
out Record Scarcely Any Bills of
The sixtieth session of congress
which recently adjourned barely escaped
c. shut-out record. Scarcely any bills
of importance were passed and it was
only at the closing moments that legis
lation of importance'was enacted, and
some of that is of very questionable
merit. The following is a brief sum
mary of what has been accomplished,
as well as what has not been done:
What Congress Has Done.
Enacted an emergency currency law.
Prohibited child labor in the District
Prohibited race track gambling in the
District of Columbia.
Increased widows' existing pensions
from $S to $12 a month.
Granted pensions of $12 a month to
practically all widows of Mexican and
civil war soldiers.
Authorized expenditures of $3!),t UNL
OCK) for public buildings.
Authorized general appropriations
amounting to nearly a billion dollars.
Ordered a currency commission to re
port on revision of financial and bank
ing laws of the country.
Reclassed the consular service.
Passed employers' liability law to
take place of the one declared uncon
st!tutional by the supreme court of the
Permitted free operation of foreign
vessels in trade with Philippines.
Passed administration bill authorizing
employes to sue the government for
personal injuries sustained while in the
line of duty.
Established a range for breeding
Started the machinery for tariff re
vision by the appointment of an investi
Authorized the construction of two
battle shirs with the promise of two
Raised the pay of all officers and men
of the army and navy, marine corps and
revenue cutter service.
Passed a militia law making every
able-bodied man between 18 and 45 years
liable to service.
Adopted arbitration treaties with
nearly every country in Europe and with
Continued the work of the water way
Provided for the defense of the Philip
The Church Crowded to Over
flowing and Many Had to
Notwithstanding the appearance of a
threatened cyclone, and the continual
fear of the falling rain, the church
tuilding at St. Luke's Sunday was
tried to its utmost capacity, and many
went away who were unable to gain ad
mittance. The song service, which was
the attraction, was a service well worthy
of braving the elements to hear. From
the first song by the choir, "Father
Keep Us In Thy Care," to the closing
solo, "Ave Maria," by Miss Ella Mar
garet Dovey, the interest of the congre
gation was maintained and the service
excellent. Mrs. Anna Britt in "He
Knows the Way" was a number which
pleased the entire audience, and was
well received. Mr. and Mrs. Austin and
Miss Ella Margaret Dovey were listened
to with great attention and much inter
est. Miss Kittie Cummins at the or
gan, and Mrs. Arthur Troop with the
violin, added much to the pleasure of
the listeners, and fine qualities of the
evening's entertainment. The number
which captivated the audience more, if
any, than any other was the duet, "Let
There Be Light," as sang by Mrs. Spies
and Miss Petersen. Everyone present
praised this number very highly.. These
monthly services are very popular, and
great credit is due Prof. H. S. Austin
for the masterly effort he puts forth in
arranging these, monthly programs for
the entertainment of the public.
i hot ire
pines and Hawaiian ports by submarine
mines and fortifications.
Appropriated $1,500,000 for participa
tion by the United States in the Japan
ese exposition of 1910.
What Congress Has Not Done.
Refused to place wood pulp on the free
Declined to accept President Roose
velt's four battle ship proposition.
Failed to adopt postal savings bank
Passed up until next December the
bill to reinstate discharged colored
No national child labor law, but date
set for its consideration next December.
Granted no increased powers to pro
hibition states over interstate shipments
Enacted no law requiring publicity of
Made no provision for the "spank
ing" of Castro, the Venezuelan presi
dent. Failed to put wireless telegraphy
under government control.
Refused to give interstate commerce
commission authority to pass upon pro
posed increased railroad rates before
they go into effect.
Failed to relieve the coal-carrying
railroads from the necessity of disposing
of their mines.
Failed to consider bills regulating
dealing in options.
Other Important Bills That
bill to amend the Sherman anti-trust
Bill for the reduction of the tariff on
the products of the Philippine Islands.
Anti-injunction bill. (There are ten
or fifteen measures of this nature before
Bills for revision and codification of
the laws of the United States in ac
cordance with the report of a com
mission which put in seven years at the
Bill to make Porto Ricans citizens of
the United States.
Bill of retirement of superannuated
Bill to provide embassies for repre
sentation of the United States in for
Bill to establish forest reserves in
the southern Appalachians and in the
White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The following from the Nebraska City
News hits the nail right square on the
head in regard to the subject of dogs:
"At this season of the year, when the
weather begins to get warm, there is
always a great deal of discussion as to
rabies in dogs, and particularly what
should be done to the canine family in
particular. Some favor the extinction
of the dogs. We are willing to admit
that there are a great many worthless
dogs in this country and the number
seems to be increasing. We are also
willing to admit that there are a great
many dogs of value and their lives
should be protected. A dog that runs
out at every passerby and bites or at
tempts to bite should be killed. A bit
ing dog is of no use on . this earth, and
by that we have no reference to the
honest watch dog that wfll permit no
one to come upon the premises after the
family have retired, for he is worth his
weight in gold as a protection. But
there are dogs that are not worth the
air they breath; they are dangerous;
they are a nuisance.
"A biting dog should be killed, but a
good dog should be protected. There is
no danger from a good dog and one that
has water whenever he wants it."
Sues for Divorce in Colorado.
Sheriff Quinton came down from
Plattsmouth Monday and served sum
mons on Hird Minford, whose wife has
begun proceeding for divorce in Flor
ence, Colo. Both parties are well
known here. Mr. Minford has been
living here for the past six months. -Nehawka
DEATH OF MRS.
FRANK W. IRISH
The Husband a Former Resi
dent of This City.
The following account of the death
of Mrs. Frank W. Irish was handed to
a person to give to the Journal for pub
lication two weeks ago, but it failed to
show up at this office until this morn
ing. F. W. Irish, the husband of the
deceased, was a former resident of this
city, where he has numerous friends
who sympathise with him in his irre
parable loss. The following is taken
from the Alliance (Neb.) Times:
The death of Mrs. F. W. Irish oc
curred Saturday evening, May 2nd, at
7:10 at their home. Her maiden name
was Ida B. Wills and she has been a
resident of this city since coming here
in January, 1S92, with her mother and
family. She was married to Frank W.
Irish at Kearney, Nebr., September 12,
1S99. Mrs. Irish was born in Nemaha
City, Neb., October 1st, 1S70, thus
being 38 years, 7 months and one day
of age. A little babe came to the home
about three weeks ago, and since that
time she has been in a serious condi
tion, and though every effort was made
to aid her recovery, she passed to the;
great beyond, leaving the little babe, of
twenty-seven days, a broken hearted
husband, and aged mother, Mrs. W.A.
Willis, three sisters, Mrs. Eva Messex
of Denver, Mrs. Cora Lewis of Alliance,
Mrs. Chas. E. Hamilton of Los
Angeles, Cal., and a brother, C. E.
Willis of this city.
The funeral was held this afternoon?
at 2:30 at the Baptist church, the ser
vices being conducted by Rev. G. C.
Jeffers. The remains were accompanied
to their last resting place in Green
wood cemetery by a large number of
grief-stricken relatives and friends.
A large number of the members of the
Eastern Star, of which order she was a
member, accompanied the remains to
to their resting place.
Those from out of town present at
the services cf whom we learn are:
Mrs. A. D. Eigenbroadt of Lincoln, a
sister of Mr. Irish; David Miller of
Deadwood, S. D.; Tom E. Miller of
Pueblo, Colo., and Rev. G. W. Mitchell
of Chadron, Neb. Mrs. Irish was a
noble, true woman, loved and honored
by all, and her demise is sincerely
mourned by a legion of friends. The
Times extends sympathy to the sorrow
ing ones in their sad dereavement.
Make Extended Visit in the East.
J. E. Johnson of Lincoln, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Johnson o this city,
came in Sunday morning from the
east, accompanied by his wife, where
they have been for the past two weeks
They went first to Columbus O., where
Mr Johnson was a delegate to the na
tional convention of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, who held their
meeting in that city a short time since.
After the business of the convention
was over Mr. Johnson and wife visited
over a good portion of the east, and on
Decoration Day were in the city of
Leesburg, O., the place where his father,
J. W. Johnson, was born, and there met
many of the people who knew his father
as a boy and schoolmate. Here he met
thirty-three people who went to school
with or knew him when he was a boy,
In loob Mr. Johnson, sr., came away
from that place to Plattsmouth, and has
since lived here with the exception of
the time spent in the service in the civil
war. He was to the old home once,
which was at the close of the war in
1865, and has not been there since. Mr.
Ed Johnson and wife had a fine time
while visiting in the east, coming in here
yesterday morning and departing for
their home in Lincoln Monday morning
Keeps His Money in His Hat.
Cordey Pittman has a new place to
deposit his surplus cash. It is in the
sweat band of his hat. The other day
when he returned from Louisville he
had two pleasant looking five dollar
bills left over and he put them in the
sweat band of his hat for safe keeping,
Last Friday he loaned his hat to his
nephew to wear to the school picnic,
and it was not long before the bills
were picked up by Hazel Moore, who
turned them over to Miss Leda Ross.
An owner could not be found for them,
but when he heard the story told by
his nephew he suddenly remembered
that he might be ten dollars shy. He
investigated and found them missing.
He claimed the money and it was
turned over to him. He will find a
new place to bank in the future. Ne
Mesdames T. Ashford and Dora Bent,
of Omaha, came it this morning, and
are in attendence at the Parkening
Burns His Eye With Lye.
Monday while at work removing
some paint from some work which he
was doing, Albert Schuttler accidentally
got some lye which he was using, in his
eye, making a very sore member. He
hastened to wash it out as well as pos
sible, but the lye eat into the delicate
membranes of the eye until it is very
sore. The eye is so that Albert cannot
follow his ordinary occupation, and it
will be some time before it will be all
FOURTH OF JULY
A Grand, Gala Day Promised All Who
Come to Plattsmouth.
Everything is moving along harmoni
ously in the preparations for the big
celebaation in Plattsmouth on the Fourth
of July. Never since we have been a
resident of the city have we known the
business men to work with such a will
and all pull together so congenial for an
enterprise of this character. Hereto
fore there has been more or less jang
ling and kicking on the part of some,
but this year all are united and working
for one grand and glorious purpose
the biggest and most successful cele
bration ever held in Cass county. They
seem determined to give the visitors
who come to our city on the great natal
day a display that they will remember
for years, and one that will renew the
memories of the oldest inhabitants of
the glorious Fourths we used to have in
the long ago. The committees are de
termined that nothing shall be left un
done to make it a day of pleasure to the
old and young alike. The parade will
be one grand street pageant, alone
worth the coming of many miles to wit
ness. Nearly every business house in
the city has agreed to have a float in
this grand parade. Here is a list of
those who have so far guaranteed to
the committee on parade to take part
in the display, and from the names be
low the reader can see at a glance the
immensity of the great display that will
be headed by one of the best bands in
Kraft Clothing Co.
E. A. Wurl
H. M. Soennichsen
Zuckweiler & Lutz
J. W. Crabill
B. A. Alcklwain
Bank of Cass Countv Gering & Co.
Coates D. G. Co.
First Nat'l Bank
McMaken & Sons
F. M. Richey
Nemetz & Co.
V. T. Kuncl
I. B. Ebersole
E. G. Dovey & Son
Kunzman & Ramge
Bach & Co.
J. V. Egenberger
F. G. Egenberger
A. T. Wilson
Oh, No, Net Much.
The Lincoln Journal: Somebody asked
Governor Sheldon the other day what
it cost him in money to be governor.
He laughed good naturedly and said
that Ft didn't make any difference, for
he had taken the office with the entire
knowlege that he would lose money by
it. It is gossip around the capital that
the average governor will spend his
salary and just about as much again
every year while he is in office. If it
were the custom for the governors of
Nebraska to entertain liberally, give up
the street cars and ride in their own
carriages and do other things in the
style that seems necessary in some
states, the cost of holding the office
would be from seven to ten thousand
dollars a year.
Will Visit on the Coast.
Miss Laura Kinkaid came home Sun
day evening from Lincoln, where she
has been teaching during the past year
and will visit with her parents for
the present. About the 25th of the
present month Miss Kinkaid will de
part for Los Angeles and spend a
considerable time during the present
summer on the Pacific coast, visit
ing at Los Angeles, San Francisco,
Tacoma, Portland and Sceatle. She
will be gone for some time. While at
Portland she will visit her brother,
Ralph Kinkaid, who is now in business
Will Reside in Nebraska Cify.
W. H. Mark, who is one of the lead
ing farmers of southern Cass county,
was in town today and informs us that
he contemplates moving to this city soon
and making his home here. He is of
the opinion that there is too much hard
work on the farm, so he will come to
this city to live. He is the right sort of
an individual that Nebraska City would
welcome. Nebraska City News.
C3R. BRYAH Dl A
If "The Peerless" Ever Had a Show to Win
it is at This Election.
(The Financial World, May 30.)
Mr. W. J. Bryan made quite a hit by his speech before the Banker's club of
Chicago. Before all Mr. Bryan was anxious to impress the bankers with the
fact that he was no socialist. He classified himself as an "individualist," who
does not want to see the government engaged in any business which could be
better by individuals.
What he advocated before the bankers and to which republicans will bardly
object, was absolute security for depositors, a criminal penalty clause to the
national banking law which forbids the loaning of more than 10 per cent of the
capital and surplus to one person, and an emergency currency to be issued by
the government and not the bank3. These policies of Mr. Bryan cannot be
called financial heresies. They are very conservative considering that they
come from a man upon whom the bankers usually look as a socialist and a fire
eater. Especially does Mr. Bryan lay strength on the depositors guarantee
stating that whenever a bank fails, it was not due to misfortune and panic, but
to the misuse of funds by those on the inside and that between the 20,000
banks and their 15,000,000 depositors he prefers to side with the latter and to
insist that the banks should offer security to those who entrust them with
The bankers had expected quite a rampant demagogue and were surprised at
the moderation and conservatism of the
democrats, who, if nominated, will his
than before, made stronger through the
Roosevelt which Mr. Bryan calls his policies. He will be found stronger for the
support he will receive from that wing of the democratic party which once
called itself the "safe and sure democracy," and with a few exceptions is now
with him. He will have an enormous labor vote, drawn into the demor ratic
ranks by the failure of congress to legislate on the injunction question, which is
a thorn in the flesh of labor. He will profit by those republicans who don't ap
prove of Rooseveltism and look upon the present tendency to centralism and
paternalism as a danger to the republic. He will profit by the many .short
comings of the present congress, by the fruits of the panic and by the dissen
sions inside the republican party. If he
and fullest strength this year. If the financial circle look upon Taft, as ex
cellent and desirable as he is, as a sure winner, they are liable to experience
a rude awakening. If "the Peerless" ever had a show to win it is at this
A VERY PRETTY
Mr. Frank Parkening and Mis;
Anna Treitsch Happily Uni
ted in Carriage.
At the pleasant home of Christ Park-1
ening, west of the city, Wednesday in the
presence of a large number of friends
and relatives of the contracting parties,
the ceremony was performed which uni
ted the lives of two of the young people
of Cass county, whom hosts of their
friends are glad to honor. A 2 o'clock
the bridal party, Frank Parkening and
Miss Anna L. Treitsch, supported by
Miss Anna Parkening as bridesmaid,
and Will Treitsch as best man, entered
the parlors which had been appropri
ately decorated with roses and cut flow
ers, and pausing before the Rev. Fred
Speigel, awaited the ceremony which
was to unite them. The minister handed
the ring to the groom, who placed it
upon the finger of the bride, a3 the
beautiful ceremony of the church of
which they are members, was pronounced
by the minister.
Following the ceremony were congrat
ulations, and the assembled throng im
mediately sat down to a delightful wed
The bride was appropriately gowned
in white silk, and carried a bouquet of
bride's roses, while the groom was
dressed in the conventional black.
During the afternoon and evening the
celebration was continued, and many
and earnest were the congratulations
and good wishes extended to the happy
couple. They were also the recipients
of a number of very beautiful and use
ful, as well as costly presents.
The groom is a young man well known
in the city and west of town, where he
has lived for a number of years, to be
honored by everyone. He is a young
farmer, and by his industry has made
his way in the world.
The bride is the sister of Will, John,
Phillip XAind Edward Treitsch, and the
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Phil
lip Treitsch, sr., who passed away a few
years since. She has grown to beauti
ful womanhood in the neighborhood, and
is known by a host of admiring friends.
Since the death of her parents she has
kept house for her brother Will, and
they have resided upon the old home
place west of the city. Here the newly
probable presidential candidate of the
time go stronger into the campaign
policies advocated and enforced by Mr.
ever was strong, he will be at his best
married pair will make their home,
where they have a crop now growing.
The Journal joins with the many friends
of both in wishing them all the joys
which it is possible to realize in this life,
and that their lives may be as free as
possible from the disagreeable.
THE RIVER STILL
ON THE BQOf.1
The Farmers on the East Side
Watching Movements With
The Missouri river has been on the
rise since Sunday morning, and during
last night it went four or five inches
higher. The east side bottom, as well
as the bottom on this side, are all under
water. A large number of men are em
ployed on the east side engaged in rip
rapping and other similar work to keep
the water from cutting. They have
been having a hard time to hold the
levee on the Iowa side. Monday night
a call reached Glenwood for help, and
twenty-five men responded and worked
faithfully during the entire night. The
farmers who have resided on the east
bottoms for several years fully under
stand these overflows, and while the
levees are still holding out in good
shape, they are watching the move
ments of the Big Muddy with consider
able alarm. The Platte river is very
high, and where it empties into the Mis
souri it does so with such force as to
cause the east side farmers more ap
prehension than those lower down.
However, the crest of the flood is ex
pected today or tomorrow, and from
that it is supposed the water will recede
to some extent. At least it is to be
New Mexico Very Dry.
John M. Thompson returned last
evening from a visit of about a week
at Clayton, New Mexico, and says that
the country is very dry down there, it
being claimed that it has not rained for
some four months. Mr. Thompson
brought back some wheat that he had
taken from the field, and it showed to
have dried up some eight inches in
length and with scarcely any heads,
what heads there was had no grain in
and was dry enough to burn. Stand up
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