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C. W. Baylor Succeeds to Business
of H. M. Soennichsen.
It is formally ar.nounced today that
the coal business heretofore conducted
by II. M. Soennichsen has passed into
the hands of C. W. Baylor, the well
known and popular traveling salesman.
Mr. Baylor will take possession of the
business today and expects to devote
his entire attention to it- He intends
to make it a coal business strictly and
will not handle anything else in con
nection. By doing this he believes he
can give the people the best of service.
His office will be in the building just
cross the street east of Bach' store
room on lower Main street, he having
completed arrangements to have the
building virtually rebuilt. He will
handle a full line of both hard and soft
coal retaining and pushing the same
brands which Mr. Soennichsen has
He will install both telephones and
when he is not present in the office
personally, he will have some reliable
clerk who will take the orders and see
that they receive prompt attention. He
gives every indication of being a suc
cessful business man and the Journal
bespeaks him a good patronage. He
has been on the road for years past and
has made this city regularly, forming
a large number of friends and acquaint
ances. Mr. Soennichsen disposed of this
branch of the business as he was unable
to give it the attention it deserved, his
grocery and feed business coupled with
his duties as county assessor, prevent
ing. He asks his old customers to give
Mr. Baylor the same patronage as they
have favored him with and in retiring
extends his thanks to all for the busi
ness they have given him in the past.
Just Exactly Right
"I have used Dr. King's New Life
Pills for several years, and find them
just exactly right," says Mr. A. A.
Felton, of Harrisville, N. Y. New Life
Pills relieve without the least discom
fort. Best remedy for constipation.
biliousness and malaria. 25c. at F. C
Fricke & Co. drug store.
Liberty Precinct Democrat Files His
Application for Position on
Yesterday afternoon County Clerk
Rosenerans filed the application of W
B. Banning for a place on the primary
ticket as a candidate for State Senator
from this county, on the democratic
ticket. The Journal is pleased to have
the privilege of supporting Mr. Ban
nmg for this office. He is a young, vig
orous representative of the business
men of the county, well and favorably
known throughout its length as a man
of sterling worth and integrity and a
man in every way equal to the duties
of the high office to which he aspires.
It can be safely said that the voters of
Cass county, regardless of party affilia
tions, can vote for Mr. Banning.
He served the county one term as a
commissioner making an enviable record
in what is concededly one of the most
difficult offices to fill in the county, and
declining a re-election because of his
many business engagements which pre
vented him giving the office the care it
required. That he will be elected as
senator seems the prevailing idea and
it is to be hoped his majority will be
such as will be a fitting endorsement of
his splendid worth.
It Can't Be Beat
The best of all teachers is experience.
C M. Harden, of Silver City, North
Carolina, says: "I find Electric Bitters
does all that's claimed for it. For
StomachJ Liver and Kidney troubles it
can't be beat. I have tried it and find
it a most excellent medicirfe." Mr.
Harden is right ; it's the best of all
medicines, also for weakness, lamejback,
and all run down conditions. Best too
for chills and malaria. Sold under
guarantee at F. C. Fricke & Co. drug
Visits an Old Friend
Thos. R. Little, a prominent stock
man of Julesburg, Col., came in last
evening for a brief visit with his old
time friend County Treasurer Schlater.
Mr. Little is a fine fellow, one of na-
ture's noblemen and is thoroughly up-to-date
in every respect. He and Mr.
Schlater enjoyed a good, long visit this
morning after which he departed on the
fast mail for his home. He reports
conditions around Julesburg as excellent
up to the past few days when the crops
began suffering for moisture.
Fred Patterson, the Rock Bluffs
farmer, was in the city today and made
the Journal a pleasant call, not forget
ting to bring along a sack of choice
etrawberry apples upon which the force
feasted merrily. They desire to return
their thanks to Mr. Patterson for his
A Novel Birthday Party
A birthday paity decidedly novel and
out of the ordinary was held last Mon
day at thf home t Chas. Johnson on
i South Eighth street. Those present
1 and celebrating the occasion all had
their birthdays come on either Saturday,
Sunday or Monday and they planned
originally to celebrate by having a pic
nic in Garfield Park. This plan having
to be abandoned, Mrs. Chas. Johnson
! decided to give the party at her resi
' dence and to heighten the effect of the
! occasion, large branches were cut from
trees and piled in prolusion about the
house and lawn, giving the place the
resemblance of woods.
Those whose birthdays fell so closely
together were Mrs. A. A. Randall, Mr.
and Mrs. H. E. Wescott. Don C. York
and Mrs. Chas. Johnson and when they
had assembled a merry time was had.
One of the especially pleasing features
of the occasion was the music, all the
members of the delightful party being
finished musicians with splendid voices.
The usual incidents of such parties were
had such as games and various other
amusements, the party winding up with
a superb birthday luncheon. In keep
ing with the unique settings of the oc
casion, the luncheon was served upon
the floor amid the branches of the trees,
they giving a delightfully rural aspect
to the event. The luncheon, as was to
be expected was a great one and fully
satisfied the wants of the most luxur
ious epicure. All in all, the occasion was
A BIG DAMAGE
SUIT IS FILED
Mrs. Flora B. Argo Asks $5,000 for
Alleged Personal Injuries
From Mr. McQuinn.
Attorney Matthew Gering this morn
ing filed in the district clerk's office a
petition in the case of Flora B. Argo
vs Matthew G. McQuinn in which Mrs.
Argo asks for damages in the sum of
five thousand dollars for injuries sus
tained in an assault upon her committed
by McQuinn. The suit is the outgrowth
of a suit for forcible entry and detainer
decided sometime ago by Justice Archer.
In that case McQuinn sought to dispos
sess Argo from some land which he had
rented. After the decision of that
case in which McQuinn was worsted, he
went upon the land in dispute while
Argo was away, with the intention of
opening a road through it. Mrs. Argo
protested and, it is alleged that McQuinn
The petition sets out that Mrs. Argo
is the wife of John Argo and that on
July 7th., she was pregnant and had
been so for eight weeks past. That on
that date McQuinn made an assault on
her beating and wounding her, striking
her with a hammer, grabbing her by
the arm and throat and throwing her to
the ground. After this he struck her
on the abdomen with his knee and body,
wounding and bruising her so that she
was unable to perform her duties as a
wife and causing her to be confined to
the bed for three weeks. Eventually
the assault caused her to have a mis
carriage and permanently injured her.
The alleges that she was required to
expend one hundred and fifty dollars
for physicians services and one hund
red dollars for nurses. She also alleged
she was damaged in the sum of five
thousand dollars for which amount she
All the parties are from near Union
and are well known, McQuinn having
been a settler in that vicinity for many
years. The case will likely be hard
fought as all the parties are very bit
In those regions of France, where
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and where every person since childhood
drinks it, there exists no drunkeness,
and hardly any grave diseases of the
digestive organs. This wine is itself a
very good remedy.
Our California offers an excellent
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medicinal qualities. It is the base of
the celebrated stomach remedy, Triner's
American Elixir of Bitterwine. The
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resent an ideal remedy in diseases of
the stomach and the bowels. It quickly
brings these organs to their natural
activity, creating a healthy appetite.
Those able to accept and digest enough
nourishing food, are healthy and vig
If you are pale, weak and sickly,
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Was in Poor Health for Years
Ira W. Kelley, of Mansfield, Pa.,
writes: "I was in poor health for two
years, suffering from kidney and blad
der trouble, and spent considerable
money consulting physicians without
obtaining any marked benefit, but was
cured by Foley's Kidney Cure, and I J
desire to add my testimony that it may
be the cause of restoring the health of
others." Refuse substitutes.
LETTER FR0L1 A
J. M. Kiser Teils About Missouri's
Position on the Election
The Journal herewith publishes a
letter received from its old friend J.
' M. Kiser, formerly of Mynard, this
county, bnt now located at Success,
Mo. The letter, while principally of a
political nature, is nevertheless inter
esting and makes good reading:
"Success, Mo.. July 27, 1908 Dear
Old Journal. Do not think because
you but very seldom hear of democracy
in this neck of the timber that we have
not in mind the great important ques
tions which will this fall be settled this
time, we hope, to the greatest good to
the greatest number.
"The laboring people of this country
have been having their rights encroach
ed upon until they would scarcely rec
ognize them if they were to meet them
in the road. Gradually have their lib
erties been filched from them, little by
little, until they seem to have lost all
idea of what truly is theirs.
"It is true the wealth of this country
has increased greatly in the last few
years. Yes, and what of it? Has the
man, who is the instrument of the in
crease, been justly rewarded, or has he
had his proportion of the wealth so
loudly prated about by the delegates to
the convention at Chicago, where the
stuffed, would-be-president was nomi
nated by the grace of T. R. No. 1?
What of it?
"What does it signify that trusts and
combines make millions and it is called
the wealth of the land? Is the man who
done the perspiring counted in as one
who is reaping where he has sowed and
is he allowed his share of the wheat?
Verily, nay. Cheat and weevil for
"Down in this part of the vineyard
we are greatly rejoiced tl at our old
leader is again at the front, and we
think he is a sure winner, too. I seen
an old resident here a few days agd,
one whose whole political life has been
spent in the service of the g. o. p., and
when you speak of a republican here
remember they are that all through
and hard to change. 'I said, 'Uncle
Billy, what do vou think of Taft'? He
looked a moment as though he saw
something a long way off. 'I'll tell
you, ' he said. 'I shook hands once with
Mr. Bryan, and I am going to vote for
him; he wants what I want.' This man
is over 85 years old. He further said
'I am not the only one who will vote
for Bryan; some of my neighbors talk
to me as they do not to you; they are
not satisfied with Taft. '
"I think this is so, for I have not yet
heard a yell for Taft. If Taft should
be elected, it will be by bluff. They
already have him there, but say, boys,
don't run. Let the other fellows do
that, and they are doing it. now. Keep
them on the move until the 3d of No
vember, and we will chase them in the
hole, and then chuck the hole in on top
of them, so they will be good for four
long years. Think of all there is at
stake in this campaign and do your
duty like a man.
"A word about old Missouri and I
close. Don't let anyone lead you to be
lieve that Missouri is in doubt. Every
one here knows she will again take her
place in democracy's ranks. It was
only because a man named Parker was
at the helm four years ago. Thousands
of democrats did not vote; thousands
voted for T. R.
"This year our leader, true and noble
leader, is carrying our banner. Up,
up! There be no skulkers, no cowards.
We have none here in old Missouri. Let
Nebraska stand up and be counted, and
the union follow the flag carried by W.
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"It gives me unbounded pleasure to
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says J.W. Jenkins of Chapel Hill, N.C.
"I am convinced it's the best salve the
world affords. It cured a felon on my
thumb, and it never fails to heal every
sore, burn 'or wound to which it is ap
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Smilh Wants It
Dick Smith of Elmwood, came in last
evening and filed his application for a
place on the official ballot as a candidate
for the republican nomination for repre
sentative. Mr. Smith is a retired grain
dealer and farmer and is said to be one
of the most popular republicans in his
section. He is an affable gentleman to
meet and doubtless as good a selection
as the republicans could make.
If this county must be afflicted with re
publican legislators. He expects to
make a vigorous canvas and seems to
feel he could be elected if nominated.
His position on county option is pre
sumed to be saisfactory to the republi
28 Per Cent For One Year
All customers buying goods of us af
ter Aug. 1st will save 20 cents on the
dollar by our new Copyrighted Coupon
Plan. Ask to see our Special Novelty
Frank Clements, Eagle, Neb.
Races at The State Fair
On August 10th will close the entries
of races to be contested at the State
Fair, Lincoln, August 31st to Sept. 4th.
There will be fifteen harness races of
' which the 2:35 and 2:21 trotting and the
i 2:30, 2:22 and 2:14 Dacing are for purses
of $1000 each. The 3-year-old trot, the
! 3 year-old trot for Nebraska bred; the
2-30, 2:25 and 2:17 trotting and the 2:35.
2:25, 2:18 and free-for-all pacing are
each for purses of $500. A 3-year-old
pace tnd a 3-year-old pace for Nebraska
bred, each for a purse of $300. There
will be nine running races, one of which
is a four and one-half furlongs for 2-year-olds,
Nebraska bred, with a purse
of $200; another is the Nebraska Derby.
1 1-6 miles and the remainder are from
one-half to one mile.
Frank Smith Suffers Severe Accident
While Preparing for a Pleaure
A narrow escape from what might
have been a frightful death took place
last night near the landing ferry below
the bridge. A party of young men
were preparing to make a pleasure trip
up the river in the gasoline launch
"Shamrock" and were engaged in clean
ing up the boat previous to starting
out. Frank Smith was cleaning the
spark plug on the engine when George
Dovey facetiously turned on the battery
causing him to drop the plug but doing
no more serious damage. He turned
the battery off and again started to
clean the plug using gasoline for that
purpose. He had his hands covered
with the fluid and the open can was
setting conveniently at hand. He had
not proceeded far when young Mr.
Dovey again turned on the battery and
in an instant the gasoline was in flames.
Smith had his sleeves rolled up and the
gasoline on his left hand ignited, the
flames rushing up his arm to the elbow.
He grabbed a piece of rag lying close
at hand and hastely extinguished the
flames tho not in time to prevent his
hand being badly burned, the fire raised
large blisters upon the back of the hand.
Fortunately he put the fire out in time
to save his arm which was singed from
the wrist to the elbow.
As soon as the flames had started
Smith had hurled the can of gasoline
which was ablaze into the river and this
saved the boat. After extinguishing
the fire, Smith went to the house of
Jas. Ault near the ferry and Mrs. Ault
treated the burns to soda allaying the
pain until regular attention could be
given them. He then came up to the
city and had the hand dressed. This
morning he received medical treatment
for the hand which was found to be
painfully tho not dangerously burned.
It will be a number of days before the
young man can go to work at his duties
as a compositor on this paper.
A Little Care Will Save Many
a Platfsmoufh Reader
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Mrs. K. Anderson, of 1322 Lincoln
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We learned about Doan's Kidney Pills
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Its beneficial effect was apparent from
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Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
Tidd is Named
In the county clerk's office today a
petition was filed for the placing of the
name of A. L. Tidd upon the primary
ticket as a candidate for county attor
ney. The petition was fiiled by a large
number of his friends.
5 and Wc Wash Goods
Sale Now On!
We show a large line of these. Also
a large line of 15c wash goods. These
are bargains. Everett classic ging
hams off the bolt, 7c :: :: :
...Zuckwoller A Lutz...
Large and Appreciative Audience Hear the Ex
cellent Music by the Citizens Band
The first concert to be given by the
City Band took place last night upon
lower Main street. A temporary stand
had been erected for the occasion, it
consisting of heavy plank supported by
horses upon which chairs were placed.
The platform was lighted by six large
incandescent lights, that number being
sufficient so that all could read the music
The program was an unusually lengthy
one requiring two hours for its com
pletion, and it ranged through all the
different classes of music, being
marches, two-steps, galops, waltzes
and operatic selections. It was an ex
excellent selection and speaks well for
the discriminating judgement of Cyril
Janda, the director. The concert at
tracted a large crowd and as an evi
dence of their interests in it, it can be
said the crowd stayed until the firal
note was blown.
Of the performance of the band too
much cannot be said as it was of such
a grade as to surprise even the band's
most sanguine friends. The waltz
selection was particularly good and drew
generous applause from the audience.
In the marches and two-steps the band
also made a good showing, playing them
in correct time and with a rhymthic
movement that instinctively set the feet
So much cunnot be said for the opera
tic selections which betrayed a lack of
practice. This however, will be over
come by the next concert, although it
was not bad last evening. Taken as a
whole the music was of good grade and
everything considered well rendered.
The audience was well satisfied and
are looking cheerfully forward to the
next concert the exact date of which has
not yet been selected. It was close to
The gang of masons who came down
Monday morning to commence work on
the Masonic Home were recalled this
morning by 'phone, returning to Oma
ha on No. 19. The difficulty here is
over the shortage of material, the sup
ply of brick having become exhauseted.
A car of brick should have been here
Monday but for some reason it has
been delayed on the road and has not
shown up. The gang has plenty of
work in Omaha hence the contractor
sent for them to come back. As soon
as the brick shows up work will be re
sumed. Bring in Your Items.
The Journal takes this method of in
viting those having items of interest to
the public such as parties, socials, re
ceptions etc. to send an account of them
to this office. If you cannot take time
to furnish full details please furnish
names and little notes concerning them
and the paper will do the rest. These
items may be sent by mail addressed
plainly "The Journal" or they may be
telephoned. If they are to be tele
phoned call 'phone No. 6 of the Platts
mouth Independent company. Those
responding to this request will kindly
accept the thanks of the Journal for
Harrison Wants to Run.
Yesterday Marshall Harrison, present
representative for Cass and Otoe
counties, filed his application with the
secretary of state for a place on the
ticket as a candidate for re-election.
His application was accompanied by the
filing fee and he is now in the race.
So far as known there will be no op
position to him although the upheaval
in the republican ranks in this county
over the county option question may
enter into his race. Mr. Harrison has
a great many friends in the district
and doubtless would be renominated
even if this fight should develop.
An Odd Petition.
In county court this afternoon Attor
ney Byron Clark filed a petition in the
matter of the estate of Joshua Lynn,
which is something out of the usual
The petition sets forth that Sarah
Lynn, widow of the late Joshua Lynn, '
who had a dower and life interest in a '
portion of his real estate, is now de-'
ceased, and asks that her interest be
decreed at an end and that the real
estate affected be distributed anions:
the heirs of the estate according to law.
The petition is more for making a
record than anything else. The hear
ing is set for August 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Robertson drove
out to their farm in Eight Mile Grove
precinct today, leaving the district
clerk's office in charge of Miss Jessie
Robertson who also acted as insanity
commissioner in her father's absence.
ten o'clock before the program was
finished. The audience was a very
large one, everyone turning out in force
and voting the occassion a complete
There were four operatic selections
on the program and five marches with
one waltz. If a suggestion might be
permitted, it would be that more walzes
be added in the future and some of the
numerous marches and operatic selec
tions eliminated, From the music last
evening it is plain that the instrumenta
tion of the band is better fitted for
waltz music than for any other kind.
Many of the selections were new and
up-to-date but several were standard
old time favors which never loose
their popularity. The band has a num
ber of new pieces on the road now, they
expecting them to arrive today or to
morrow. They will immediately com
mence practicing them and by the next
concert they propose to have them in
shape to play.
The next concert will be held one
block farther up the street than the one
last evening which was the intersection
of the alley between Second and Third
street on Main. The next one therefor
will be between Third and Fourth streets
on Main. Those who have been instru
mental in prompting these concerts are
highly gratified at the success of this
one and feel that they now have the
matter in such shape that the remain
ing concerts must be a success. It is
poposed after the amount now in the
hands of the committee is expended to
raise additional funds by subscription
and make the concerts a permanent
thing as long as the weather will per
mit. When the date for the next con
cert is determined this paper will print
it for tne information of the public.
Two Insanity Cases.
The board of the insanity commission
ers, Messrs D. O. Dwyer, Dr. E. W.
Cook and District Clerk Robertson
! yesterday afternoon completed the
j hearing of the insanity case of Mrs.
J Laura Mason whom Wm. Shea had
j filed a complaint against. After hear
ing a vast array of witnesses some
eighteen in number, the board found
that Mrs. Mason was not insane, and
discharged her from custody, The
evidence seemed t o indicate b e-
yond any doubt that the complaint was
the outgrowth of a neighborhood row
the chief factor in which was the var
ious childrent of the paries. Some
of the testimonv was InriH
and vulgar in the extreme but
the board could not see their way
clear to find anything wrong with the
woman's mental condition.
This afternoon the board had the
complaint against A. J. Mettlen before
them. This complaint comes down
from Louisville and is the second to be
filed against the aged Mr. Mettlen.
Last spring he was examined on the
same charge and discharged.
This time he came down accompanied
by his son and made no protest against
the hearing. Ed. Burns and G. W.
Mayfield are witnesses in the case.
The board after hearing the testi
mony of the witness found Mr. Met
tler insane and ordered his removal to
the county farm west of the city. He
was taken out to the farm this after
noon under the board's direction.
Will Have a New Band.
The first steps have been taken to
ward the formation of a new brass
band in the city, some fourteen young
men banding themselves together to
form the start of a band. They en
gaged Frank Janda, the veteran mu
sician, to instruct them and for the
past two weeks have been practicing
Last night for the first time they got
together and played some five pieces of
music through without making a mis
take. This is an exceptional record
and is largely owing to the natural mu
sical talent which they all have inher
ited. It is to be hoped they will stick
to the work and by next year a rattling
good band will result.
The members of the band are: Frank
Janda, instructor; Frank Ashenbrenner,
Frank Check al, Tim Wooster, Roy
Holly, Tom Gradavil, Eddie Kaloshek,
Julius Kaloshek, Charley Janda, Tom
Swoboda, Jim Milik, Charles Hula and
Miss Edith Jean departed this morn
ing for Lincoln where she will meet her
friend, Miss Melie Lloyd, ofVernon,
Texas, who comes to enjoy a visit with
her during the heated term.
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