Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 5, 1908)
THE ISUSCTMK3 M
The Home of Governor Sheldon and Congress
man Pollard Does Remarkably Well by
the Democratic Ticket.
The election yesterday resulted in a
general defeat for the democrats in the
nation. From the eastern states the
reports come in of great republican ma
jorities and there is little consolation
to be had by any of the opposite politi
cal faith. New York has once more
turned to the idols of wealth and taken
her place alongside of Pennsylvania and
other trust-ridden states while there
are indications that Maryland hasjfelt
the influence of crporate control and
again gone republican. Ohio and In
diana which had been counted as safely
for the democrats have lined up in the
republican ranks and the general im
pression is that Chairman Hitchcock of
the Republican National Committee was
not far wrong in claiming the astonish
ing total of JEM electoral votes for
Nebraska stands out as a shining
landmark in the winderness of republi
can victory. At the time this is writ
ten the chances favor the election of
the democratic electoral ticket and
there is almost a certainty that Shal
leiiberger has defeated Sheldon for
governor by an overwhelming majority.
The claims of the democratic managers
is that Nebraska is for Bryan by not
less than twelve thousand and Shallen
berger will carry the state by not less
than twenty thousand.
Cass county and the city of Platts
mouth did themselves proud. Every
democrat carried the city of Platts
mouth by handsome majorities and
several of them carried the county by
good figures. Plattsmouth city came
up to the rack with a fine lineof figures.
Col. Bryan getting more than his ex
pected majority carrying the city by
the unexampled majority of 2.12 while
the rost of the ticket rn but little be
hind him. The general run of the
democratic candidates carried the city
by a majority ranging around 159,
while Ramsey for county attorney
!rkt;all records carrying the city by
In v;-.w of the terrific fight made
0:1 Rilly this majority
reallv re mark -
able and be mm'
In :he ..-ounty the results show that
tbe democrats put up the greatest figl.t
of their ..vts. They held the usual re
publican majority down in excellent
shape, Tii ft carrying the county by
the scant majority of 42, while even
Governor Sheldon whom everyone ex
pected to lead the ticket with a big
majority had but 294. Shallerberger
ran remarkably well in this county
considering that his opponent lived
here and his success in cutting the
majority for Sheldon down as he did is
a remarkable tribute to his vote get
ting qualities. The vote of the county
on governor is Sheldon 2584, Shallen
For congressman Pollard had a hard
time carrying the county, scratching
out by a bare majority of 90 votes.
The fight on Pollard was on account of
his stand on the Joe Cannon Issue, the
church people rallying to Maguire and
cutting his erstwhile heavy majority
down to practically an even break.
Pollard also lost heavily by reason of
his continued silence upon public ques
tions and his pronounced antagonism to
Bryan, many democrats who might
have voted for him refusing to do so on
this account. The vote of the county
is: Pollard, 2473; Maguire, 2385; a ma
jority for Pollard of 90.
On the county ticket there was a
hard fight all day and the city and
county did nobly. For state senator
Banning made a good and winning fight,
carrying the city by a handsome ma
jority and the county by 103 votes. He
ran well in the county precincts reduc
ing republican majorities in every direc
tion and getting a strong vote in the
most unexpected places. The vote on
senator is: Banning, 2420; Tefft, 2217.
The legislative ticket went republi
can, the failure of Messrs. Laughlin and
Sattler to get out and work having its
effect. Both men ran together all over
the city and in the county and their de
feat was accompanied by the universal
wish that they had devoted a little more
attention to the campaign as they
deserved election and could easily have
made it with any aid from themselves.
They ran well in Plattsmouth and the
fall down came in the country. As it
is they were only defeated by a few
votes the vote being Noyes, rep, 2510,
Smith, rep. 2428, Laughlin, dem. 2264.
Sattler, dem. 2272. These figures show
that the democrats did mighty well and
everyone should be satisfied.
For float representative Col. M. A.
Bates of the Journal wins out in grand
style. The returns from Otoe County
while not absolutely complete give Mr.
Bates a majority of not less than 400
while the majority for Harrison in this
county will not be to exceed 150 assur
ing Col. Bates a majority in the dis
trict of not less than 250. These figures
are upon the authority of the county
clerks of two counties and are authen
tic. The election of Mr. Bates was ac
complished in the face of a mean and
dirty fight on him by people who had
no claim whatever to do so. Harrison
carries Cass County by 90 majority and
the total vote demonstrates his defeat
by not less than the figures given
As stated before, the fight on County
Attorney between William C. Ramsey
and A. L. Tidd was the bitterest of the
campaign and the victory for Mr. Ram
sey was sweeping and complete. He
carried Plattsmouth by a big majority
and the country came to the front
nobley. The total vote disclosed a ter
rible defeat for Tidd, despite the fact
that the republican organization de
voted all its attention to trying to save
him. The vote for the two candidates
was Ramsey, dem. 2469 Tidd, rep. 2155.
Ramsey's majority 314.
The defeat of Cam Seybert for com
missioner was one of the misfortunes
of politics. The city of Plattsmouth
did its share tcward his election, he
carrying the city by a handsome major
ity and running well in many parts of
the county only to fall down where it
was least expected. He made an ex
cellent race and polled a handsome vote
and the fact that he all but wiped the
republican majority off the map, speaks
volumes for him since he was pitted
against the man universally conceded
to be the strongest man on the repub-
! lican ticket. Commissioner Switzer
was running for re-election and he had
made a fairly good commissioner so
that Mr. Seybert had an uphill road to
travel. The vote on commissioner is
Switzer, rep. 2481, Seybert, dem. 2382
Switzer's majority 99.
Taken throughout the bright spot on
the map is Cass County and particular
ly the city of Plattsmouth. Many good
strong republicans this year deserted
the party of their faith and cast their
ballots for William J. Bryan and other
good democrats and they deserve com
mendation lor their action. The vote
of the German citizens generally went
to the democrats while in the city there
were many Swedish citizens who cast
their lot with the democracy for the
first time in the history of the city.
The aid given the party is such that
every democrat cannot but express his
appreciation. The Journal takes some
little credit to itself, for it kept the
faith and made a good fight. It is dis
appointed that the people did not look
at things as it did but the people are
always right and the Journal hopes to
join hands with everyone in making
Cass county and the city of Platts
mouth the greatest locality in the
Nothing From Murderers.
From Wednesday's Daily
Up to the time of going to press to
day there had been no definite news
received as to whether or not the mur
derers of C. A. Ralston had been cap
tured. This afternoon Deputy Sheriff
Manspeaker received a phone message
from Beemer, Neb., stating that the
marshal at that place had two men un
der arrest who answered the descrip
tion of the two men wanted for the
murder and Sheriff Quinton departed
for that point on the fast mail. It is
not generally believed that the two men
are the ones wanted as they were taken
without much difficulty. The prevail
ing impression is that if the men are
ever apprehended they will be taken
after a desperate fight.
To the many friends I have in the
City of Plattsmouth and Cass county, I
desire to express my confidence for
their votes yesterday. I cannot at this
writing tell whether I have been elect
ed as a representative in the legislature
or not, although all the returns indicate
that this is the case, but whether I win
or lose, I want to let the people of my
county know that I appreciate their
kind assistance through the campaign
and should fortune favor me and I be
elected, I pledge myself to do only that
which I think best for their interests.
M. A. Bates.
Card of Thanks.
To the many friends and neighbors
who so kindly extended us their aid and
sympathy in the loss of our beloved in
fant child, we beg to extend our most
P. H. KlNNAMON ANDWIFE.
Xew TyHHtUnu Machine.
f rom Tuesday 's Iully
Feven years ago the present pro
prietor of the Journal came to
Plattsmouth end bought the outfit
then s-ituated cn Sixth street. The
outlit then consisted of material val
ued at $800.00. For the first year
it was an up-hill business to make
expenses, but by industry and econ
omy, and treating everyone cordially
we began to grow until today we
have a plant that would be a rcedit
to any city of four times the pop
ulation of Plattsmouth. Our office
now consists of all the latest devices
for doing work that can be done in
any of the cities of Nebraska or
other states. We have just installed
in the Journal office, to be up with
all first-class offices, a new Lino
type machine, which is in use today,
and this article is the first placed in
type by the same. We feel very
thankful to our friends for their
past patronage, and hope by continu
ing the same course in the future
that we have in the past, to merit
an increase in our business.
A note of $50 issued by the Colony
of New York one hundred and thir
ty-seven years ago, has been pre
sented for payment, with interest
it has been figure dthat the amount
due on the note, with interest com
pounded since the year 1771 is about
Suppose that the present Rocke
feller fortune of perhaps a billion
dollars could be kept intact as the
Rothchild fortune has been, for fiv
or six generations in the future, it
would amount to a very tidy sum
.Money is made faster now than it
was when the Rothchilds started.
for monopolies had not been in
vented then. Taking the pure math
ematics of it, it is easy to figure out
as many men have already done,
that the estate of Rockefeller could
own the world in a few generations
if kept at compound interest.
But what will be the fate of this
$50 note, issued by the Colony of
New York five years before the dec
laration of independence had now
presented for payment? If the state
of New York wants to pay it, it will
pay it; if not, it won't pay it. The
note belongs to an individual or a
few individuals. And if a time
should come when one fortune' or
a group of fortunes is ready to lore
close its mortgage on the earth, the
earth may be disposed to be unrea
sonable about it. The laws of in
terest is very sacred, but laws sa
cred or profane have never yet stood
in the way of hungry men when
they were sufficiently numerous.
Shooting at Peru.
A Peru telegram says: In a hallowe'-
en affair which took place here Sunday
morning about 1 o'clock, L. R. Dillon,
proprietor of the hotel and livery barn,
was accidently shoot in the leg by
Justice of the Peace J. C. Chatlain. A
number of men, most of them from Au
burn, were seen by Prof. Duncanson tear
ing up sidewalks of the town, Duncan-
son called Chatlain by 'phone and asked
him to stop the raid. When Chatlain
appeared on the scene with a lantern,
one of the Auburn boys attempted to
kick the lantern from his hand, where
upon Chatlain covered him with a re
volver. Dillon attempted to prevent
Chatlain from doing any harm and in
the struggle which ensued was accident
ally shot in the left leg, the bullet pass
ing near the fermoral artery. Both
men are prominent citizei.s of Peru and
have been close friends for years.
Friends generally regret the unfor
" Unable Locate.
From Wednesday's Daily
The small riding horse of Grosvenor
Dovey got loose last night and he has
been unable to locate the animal today.
He is not sure just how the animal es
caped but presumes it was not proper
ly secured and broke away. He is anx
ious to have the animal returned and
anyone giving him any information
leading to its recovery will do him a
great favor. The animal is bay mare
about five years old.
Has Heard Him.
Prof. I. N. Clark, Superintendent of
Schools at Weeping Water, says that
he thinks it wonderful that Cass coun
ty shall be able to secure so prominent
a speaker for its convention as S. D.
Meigs, of Indianapolis. He has heard
him and says he is great. No Sunday
school worker can afford to miss this
opportunity of hearing this man, and
the many other good things on the pro
gram at the Weeping Water convention
Monday and Tuesday, November 9 and
To the ladies of Plattsmouth and
vicinity: In order not to disappoint
some of our patrons, who have always
purchased their millinery at our store,
we wish to announce that our trimmer
will only be with us a few days longer.
All who wish to have a hand made hat,
made by our expert trimmer, Miss
Mabel Burch, will please call within
the next few days, and place their
order before she leaves.
DAILY PERSONAL NEWS
Short Items of Interest From Wed
nesday Evening's Daily Journal
John Brady was a business visitor at
Omaha this morning, going up on the
E. M. Stone of Alvo was in the city
today on business being a diner at the
Louis Jiran was a passenger this noon
for Omaha where he had business mat
ters to look after.
Mrs. Dora Moore was a north bound
passenger this morning, going to Oma
ha on the early train.
Ed. Egenberger was a business visit
or this morning in Omaha, having gone
t p on the early train.
J. P. Wood of Louisville was in the
city today for a few hours being a guest
at the Perkins Hotel.
H. N. Dovey was a business visitor
this noon for Omaha, being a passen
ger on the mail train.
Wilson Gilmore of Nehawka was a
visitor in the city today being register
ed at the Perkins Hotel.
Mark Furlong of Rock Bluffs came
in this morning after a hard election
day down in the country.
Miss Vesta Douerlas came in this I ,-
morning from Peru where she has been
attendirg the normal school.
T. II. Pollock was in Omaha today,
looking after business matters, being a
passenger on the early train.
George Thierolf of Cedar Creek, the
thresher man, was in the city today
looking after business matters.
Geo. E. Stoner of Weeping Water
was in the city today for a few hours,
returning to his home in the evening, j
H. J. Streight and wife departed this
morning for Omaha, where they will
spend the day visiting with relatives.
Miss Olive Jones was a passenger
this morning for Omaha, where she
will spend the day visiting with friends
James Anthon and Mrs. T. L. Mc-
Kinney were passengers this morning
for the north going up on the early
Geo. A. B. Hicks came back yester
day to cast his ballot at Cedar Creek,
leaving that place for the north this
Dr. F. D. Cummins and mother were
passengers this morning ior umana
where they will visit with friends for a
P. O. Hansen came down from his
work at Omaha yesterday afternoon to
vote and returned this morning on the
O. A. Nord came down yesterday
afternoon from Omaha to cast his bal
lot, returning to his work on the mail
train at noon.
G. J. Owen came down from Lincoln
yesterday morning and cast his ballot
returning to his work at that city this
morning on the early train,
Miss Olive Gass and her niece, Miss
Lucille Gass, were passengers this
morning for Bellevue, where Miss
Lucill will enter the college.
Sheriff Quinton departed this noon
on the mail train for Ashland where he
will again take up the hunt for the
murderers of Charley Ralston.
Fred Patterson, of East Rock Bluffs,
brought in the returns from that pre
cinct this morning, and noble democrats
of that precinct are to be congratulated
for their excellent work.
Among the school teachers to leave
this noon to attend the meeting of the
state teachers association were Misses
Amelia Martens, Frances Hiber, Delia
Tartsch, Hilda Barwick, Rebecca Hains
and Miss Hensen.
Frank Nickels of Greenwood, and W.
Weddell of Elmwood, brought in the
election returns from Salt Creek and
Elmwood precincts, and while here
called to see the Journal s new type
Ed Carr, the best democrat in the
whole world, came in thi3 morning and
delivered the ballots of Tipton precinct
to the county clerk, returning to Green
wood where he had left his rig, on the
mail train at noon.
P. W. Tighe, of Manley, came in this
morning with the best election returns j
that was ever carried into Plattsmouth
from Center precinct, and the Journal
extends congratulations to the
democracy of that precinct for
Miss Blanche Robertson came in this ;
noon from Peru to spend a few days
with her parents and sister. Accom- j
panying her were Misses Elsie Schnider j
and Gladys Hunger, also students at
the Normal school, who will visit her
for a few days, returning at the week's
end to their studies.
The condition of W. II. Thomas, the
man assaulted by Charles Hickson, is
reported as steadily fovorable and the
belief is that from now on he will get
much better. The watchers at his bed
side report him as resting much easier
than he had been expected to be and
they now hope to soon see him on his
feet once more.
H. E. Wescott is a business visitor in
Omaha this afternoon going on the fast
Geo. W. Battles of Wabash was in
the city Tuesday being a guest at the
Lee Oldham, the veteran democrat of
West Rock Bluffs precinct, living at
Murray was in the city today bringing
in the bailots.
Chester Allmon of LaPlatte was in
the city this morning looking after bus
iness matters, returning to his home on
the mail train.
Miss Belle Walker who has been vis
iting with her brother, M. Walker,
manager of the Majestic Theatre, re
turned to her home at Galesburg, III.
The Rummage sale this year is to be
held in the room formerly occupied by
H. E. Weidman, one door east of the
new location of the Plattsmouth State
bank. The ladies will have in connect
ion with the sale a "Tea Room" and
, the usual "Market" throughout the
j entire time. Sale will begin next week,
! Monday, to receive goods and will be
open for business on Tuesday Nov. 10.
Now up and at them again, demo-
. crats of America.
1 Billy Ramsey is elected county at-
1 torney. Hurrah, for Billy.
j Otoe county elects the entire demo
cratic ticket. Good for Otoe,
! Taft's majority in Cass county is 42
"What a fall is there, mv countrv!"
j Money and coercion did their
( for Mr. Taft and his accomplices
The entire democratic ticket in Lan
caster county is elected. Bully for
The Omaha Bee's influence has
elected the entire democratic ticket
The election is over, and notwith
standing there are many disappoint
ments, we should all be glad.
Billy Ramsey may be young, but
not too young to fill the office'of county
attorney for the next two years.
J. A. Maguire, for congress, car
ries Lancaster county over Pollard.
And Maguire's election is predicted.
Lincoln and Lancaster county did
nobly by Mr. Bryan. They are proud
of such noble manhood as that possess
ed by the Great Commoner.
The republican voters in Lancaster
county came very near doing the busi
ness for Pollard. Maguire, his demo
cratic opponent, ran "like a scared
Col. M. A. Bates made a magnifi
cient race for float representative. He
carried Otoe county by a good majority,
while he lost Cass by less than a hund
Pollard has found out the people of
the First district will not stand to be
fooled all the time. His majority
Tuesday demonstrates that fact to a
dead moral certainty.
A man who will deliberately go out
into the country and tell a bare-faced
falsehood in order to defeat a candidate
on the opposite ticket, should be brand
ed as a most contemptib'e citizen.
Good evening, Senator Banning.
Now, when you go to Lincoln, Billy,
don't break up all the farmer elevators
in Cass county, as one republican re-
ported you would do. A lie sometimes
works the wrong way, you know.
E will soon see now tnendly Mr.
Taft will prove to the laborers of the
country. A president cannot serve two
masters, and that the trusts have a
tight grip upon Mr. Taft, no one will
doubt. The laborers who voted for
Taft will soon find out to their sorrow
that the trusts' interests and their
interests are not in the least identical.
A Quick and Simple Cough Cure,
I 'tetter than all cough medicines you
could buy, and far more effective, is a
j simple remedy that you can make at
1 home in five minutes. A whole tint of
it enough to last a family a long time.
costs only 54 cents: It is plesant to take.
It will usually conqi'er a deep-seated
cold in 24 hours. Two or three doses
usually over came an ordinary cough.
It is also splendid for colds, bronchial
trouble, incipient lung trouble, whoop
ing cough, etc. This is the recipe:
Granulated Sugar Syrup 13J oz.
Pinex 2J oz.
Take a pint of Granulated Sugar, add
J cup of water, stir and let boil just a
moment. Put the 2J oz., Pinex (fifty
cents worth) in a pint bottle and fill it
up with the Syrup. If kept well corked
it will never spoil. Take a teaspoon ful
every one, two or three hours as require
ed. Granulated Sugar Syrup is a simple
but excellent sedative. Phinex is the
most valuable concentrated compound
of Norway White Pine Extract and is
rich in all the medicinal elements of the
pine. Colds and coughs are almost un
known in the great pine forests, and it
is in these woods that consumption has
been most successfully treated, the
very air being charged witi the chem
ical virtues of the pine. There are
many pine oil and pine tar preparations
but none of these compare with the
real Pinex itself. All druggists have it,
or can gat it if requested.
THE STATE TEACH
Plattsmouth Teachers Leave This
Morning for Lincoln.
From Wediiesd.-iy's D.-tily
The depot this morning presented
quite a lively scene, there being prob
ably as many ladies present as has been
at any one time since the big autumn
festival at Omaha. The occasion was
the meeting of the state teachers' as
sociation at Lincoln. All the teachers
in the public and ward schools were
compelled by the rules of the associa
tion to attend the meetings of the as
sociation and thy were only too glad to
be in evidence at this meeting.
This is the forty-third session of the
association and the probabilities are
that there will be a larger attendance
than ever in the history of the organ
ization. The principal function of the
meeting tonight will be the banquet at
which it is confidently expected one
thousand members of the association
will set down while fully as many more
will occupy seats in the balcony. There
is a long list of toasts to be heard and
it is expected there will be a general
Tomorrow will be given to the con
sideration of problems of the High
school including the relation of the
High school to the grades. In the af
ternoon there will be conferences on
the professional training of teachers on
popular medical education and on man
ual training and drawing. The child
study association will have an interest
ing meeting. An address will be given
by Dr. E. J. Goodwin of Packer Colle
giate Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., to
the Latin teachers. There will be
many other addresses delivered to the
Friday will be another day of ad
dresses there being many eminent edu
cators on the program for that day.
The meeting will wind up in a blaze of
glory and it bids fair to be the largest
and most successful meeting in the his
tory of the association.
Lumber for Sale!
I have a quality of cotton wood lum
ber on hand at my place one-half mile
east cf the Missouri River Ferrv in
Iowa, which I will sell $16.00 per thou
sand feet. Lumber is in good shape,
all lengths and widths. Address, Pacif
ic Junction la, or Mutual Phone from
there. A. Graham.
A Truthful Statement.
The young cannot do a better thing
than show courtesy and respect to the
aged. The one whose head is white
with snows of many winters, the one
whose body is scarred with the arrows
of many battles, the one who has en
countered the winds, the snows and the
sleets and rains for many years, the
one who has had his share of sorro was
well as his portion of joy, he needs your
kind word and your manly act and deed.
When I was young my father took me
by the hand and led me in order that
my feet might not 6lip and my body
fall, he led rne across the meadows to
the old country church, down the road
to errandfather's house, and how often
I wished that I were a man. In after
years, sweet years to me they are, he
came to my home and instead of father
taking hold of my hand and leading me,
as he once did, I walked by his side
leading him in his grand old age of
manhood. The plowshare had furrow
ed his cheek, his feet were slipping;
they are now at rest. Young man, tip
your hat to the aged, go out of your
way in order to keep their - feet from
slipping, extend to them an open hand
an open heart. Ex.
We are defeated, but not vanquish
Powered by Open ONI