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T.linisters Declare That Law Should Prevent
Wedding of Mentally and Physically
Unfit Persons to Harry.
Aaki- to the fact that something
should be done to prevent the mar
riage of the criminal classes and the
physically unfit and the reproduc
tion of their species, the local minis
terial association yesterday passed
a resolution that a committee should
be appointed to confer with the Ne
braska state medical board to learn
if steps cannot be taken to secure
some legislation alonj? these lines,
says the Lincoln News.
A committee composed of Kevs. 15.
M. Loiik. H -I'. Harmon and M. A.
Mullock, as appointed to confer with
the board to this-end. The review
of the book treating on this evil
from the pen of the most famous liv
ing botanists by one of its members
brought on a lively discussion which
culminated in taking the action out
the jii-cat danger that meiianced the
lined. The Hen I or discussion was
human nice from the union of crim
inals, the degenerate and the dis
eased. In taking this action the
ministerial body is perhaps the first
in the country to place itself on
record in this respect.
The book referred to is the book
of Luther P.urbank. the plant vviz
zard, entitled "The Traveling of the
Human Plant." In reviewing it
llev. I!. M. Long declared that he
did so chie fly to awaken the discus
sion on a subject which was of great
interest to him. He said in part:
"Mr. P.urbank tells us in the
course of many years of investiga
tion into plant life of the world in
creating new forms, modifying old
ones, and adopting others to new
conditions, and blending still others,
he has been constantly impressed
with the similarity between the'or
ganization and development of plant
and human life. He declared that
the hopes of all progress rests in
the rigid selection of the best and
the rigid exclusion of the poorest.
He regards the crossing of species,
unaccompanied by selection, intel
ligent care and great patience is not
likely to result in marked good arid
may result in vast harm.
"In passing greai emphasis is laid
upon what he regards as the greatest
opportunity ever offered to the
United States of developing the fin
est race the world has ever known
out of the vast mingling of races
brought here by en-migration.
"He tells us that the material
from which we are drawing this col
lossial example of the crossing of
species is widely separated both
geographically and enthnologically
and that we are more crossed than
any other nation -in the history of
the world and here is met the same
results that are always seen in a
much crossed race of plants; all the
worst as well as all the best of each
are brought out in their fullest in
tensities. "Right here, he says, is where se7
lective environment counts. When
the necessary crossing has been done
then comes the work of elimination,
the work of refining, until the ulti
mate product, the finished product,
will be the race of the future. Al!
that has been done for the plants
and flowers by crossing, nature has
already accomplished for the Amer
people. "Mr. Burbank asserts that by the
crossing of types strength has in
one instance been secured, in an
other intellectually, in still another
moral force. Nature has done all
this, the work of man's head and
hands has not yet been summoned to
a race. When nature has done her
work the ballance falls j selective
Rev. Long then went on to review
that part of the book vuiea related
to the development of plant sind
child life, making interesting and
effective comparisons alon these
lines, declaring that the individuality
of the child should be considered
and its training precisely as in plant
While declaring that ihe greatest
hope for the American race ties in
the crossing of race.;." said the
speaker, "Mr. Burbank points out
that herein lies the danger. In the
measure that we fail to give train
ing to our children of the vicious
and leave the waifs and foundlings
to themselves and evil surroundings,
to that extent he says we are breed
ing peril in ourselves. The physi
cally weak must also have our tend
erest care. Because a plant is weak
it must not be destroyed. .It may
possess other uqalities of superlative
value. Because a child is weak it
should not be put out of the way.
"But in the consideration of the
mentally defective? He asks what
shall be done with them. In the
case of plants in which all tendencies
are absolutely vicious he points out
that they must be destroyed, but in
the case of the imbecile shall he be
'destroyed? Here lie emphatically
! enters a negative and says the anal
logy must cease. For such cases the
'state must give the best and broad
! est aid.
Then he dewclls at some h-ngtli
I upon the marriage of the physically
i unfit. It would be The best ir pos
sible, to positively prohibit in every
I state in the union of the marriage of
I the phvsicallv, mentally and morally
! unlit. If a plant is taken which
I is recognized as poisonous and this
cross makes a wholesome plant evil
this is criminal enough. Put sup
pose two poisonous plants are blend
ed together and make a third even
more virulent, a vegetable degener
ate then sends the evil descendants
adrift to multiply over the eartli
are we not distinct foes of the race?
"What shall be said of two peo
ple of absolutely defined physical im
pairment who are allowed to marry
and have children?" he says. "It's
a crime against the state and every
individual in the state i fthese physi
cal degenerates are also morally de
generate. The crime then becomes
the more appalling."
IN JUDGE ARCH
Charles Hixon Arraigned and Pleads
In Justice Archer's court this morn
ing Charles Hixon was arraigned and
plead not guilty. His preliminary ex
amination is set down for next Monday,
November 9, at 2 p. m. Hixon has no
attorney yet but will doubtless make
arrangements for one before his ex
amination takes place. He stated this
morning when arraigned that he had a
fight with Thomas and admitted beat
ing him up but denied any intent to do
great bodily injury. He intimated that
he might plead guilty to assault and
battery andthat would be all. He does
not seem to be much affected by the
result of his fight and apparently seems
t fail to grasp the enormity of his of
fense. Thomas is reported this morn
ing as getting along in pretty good
shape and it is believed he will be in
condition so that he may be present
next Monday morning when the hear
ing will be had. He still has attendants
at night and is troubled yet with his
head, but this condition will likely wear
off before the preliminary hearing.
Hixon's bond is fixed at $500 which he
could not furnish and he was remanded
Before Justice Archer this morning
William Riley, Owens, Michael Neeson
and William Murphy were arraigned
charged with breaking and entering a
freight car of the Burlington and with
stealing property to the value of forty
dollars. When arraigned this morning
they entered a plea of not guilty and
volubly protested their innocence of the
charge. They have no attorney so far,
but will doubtless be represented by
counsel when their case comes on for
hearing. After entering their plea the
men were held for examination in bonds
of five hundred dollars which they were
unable to furnish and in default of
which they were remanded to jail.
Their preliminary examination is set
down for next Monday, November 9, at
9 a. m. They are a bold, defiant set of
men and are a bad type of citizen. The
police are ..confident they can make a
good case against the men and secure
How is Your Digestion?
Mrs. Mary Dowling of 228 8th Ave.,
San Francisco, recommends a remedy
for stomach trouble. She says:
"Gratitude for the wonderful effect of
Electric Bitters in a case of acute
indigestion, prompts this testimonial.
I am fully convinced that for stomach
and liver troubles Electric Bitters is
the best remedy on the market today."
This great tonic and alterative medi
cine invigorates the system, purifies
the blood and is especially helpful in
all forms of female weakness. 50c at
I F. C. Fricke & Co's, drug store.
Funeral of C. A. Ralston.
The funeral of the late Charles A.
Ralston was held yesterday afternoon
at the Mennonite church at Weeping
Water and was one of the largest ever
held in that city. There were many
flowers for the dead man and the com
munity took every possible method of
expressing its profound sorrow over his
untimely end. In the city stores were
closed during the time of the funeral
so that everyone might be able to pay
a tribute of respect to the deceased.
So far there has been no news of the
assasins and little hope is now felt that
they will be caught. Sheriff Quinton
and his office have been kept busy in
running down clues but always with no
tangible results. The men under ar
rest at B'eemer turned out to be other
than the parties wanted and were re
leased. There has been no relaxation
of the hunt, however, and if it is pos
sible to capture the murderers they
will be landed.
In District Court.
After an election recess of several
days, the members of the jury returned
last night and this morning and Judge
Travis again convened court. The case
for trial this morning is that of Henton
vs. the Sovereign Camp of the Wood
men of the Woold. The cause of the
action is an insurance policy which the
defendant Camp refuses to pay. The
morning session was taken up in im
panelling a jury and the preliminaries
of the case. It will likely be before
the court for the rest of the day and
perhaos most of tomorrow.
BW1MI Qll LQ-
Highly Gratified Over Elec
tion in Nebraska.
The State Journal of this morning,
says that a delegation of friends called
yesterday on W. J. Bryan to pay their
respects and congratulate him on carry
ing his precinct, city, county and
state. John A. Maguire, the success
ful candidate for congress on the demo
cratic ticket, as spokeman, said:
"These friends and neighbors are
here to pay their sincere respects to
you. Incidentally we are here to tell
you that our armor is still on and that
we are to remain with you in the great
political struggle for popular govern
ment. We carry to you the greetings
of victory from the people of your pre
cinct, your city, your county, and the
great commonwealth of Nebraska. In
this grand beginning we can still see
the certainty of a permanent national
victory in years to come, if not, per
haps, on this day."
Mr. Bryan said in response: "I am
highly gratified over the results in this
state. The national defeat has not been
such a disappointment when we have
had so many things to console us. I
hope I have convinced my friends that
running for office has only been an in
cident to my work. My heart has never
been set on holding office, but I wanted
to do certain work, and it looked as
though the presidency might offer the
opportunity to do that work. I am sure
that in private life I can have the
chance to do something. One is not
required to hold office in order to do
big things; one is simply required to do
those things within his reach, and that
much is within the reach of each of us.
"Personally I shall as much enjoy
being out of office, if the returns show
I must be, as I would to be in office. I
hope still to be of influence to bring
about needed ' reforms. I appreciate
very much the confidence and loyalty
of the people near us. It has been the
greatest comfort that the election has
given us. The fact that those among
whom we live have shown this confi
dence we appreciate more than I can
tell you. It has been very kind in you
to come out here and visit us on this
Mr. Bryan was up early, notwith
standing it was after midnight the
night before when he went to bed. He
appeared cheerful and all the members
of the family were in the same mood.
Mr. Bryan said he desired to see the
actual returns from Ohio, Indiana and
Kansas before making any statement.
During the morning he talked the situa-1
tion over with Rev. Father John Nug
ent of Des Moines, la., one of his
staunchest friends, who was a house
guest over night. The two men took
a brisk walk to the trolley station,
where Father Nugent boarded a car to
take him down town.
After prolonged work requiring con
stant thinking we often notice that the
brain refuses to work. It is impossible
for us to think, our head and our eyes
ache, the whole body is tired out. In
such cases we need a remedy which
will make the blood to circulate quicker
and to bring new nourishment to tie
exhausted nerves. Triner's American
Elixir of Bitter Wine is such a remedy.
It works directly on the digestive or
gans through which the food must pass
in our body. It makes new blood and
distributes the food through the body.
You should use it in all maladies of the
digestive system, in nervousness, weak
ness and exhaustion. At drug stores.
Jos. Triner, 616-622 So. Ashland Ave.,
the vot: in
The Number of Votes Cast for Each
One From Governor Down.
The official count was made today
by County Clerk Rosencrans and his
assistants. The following is the result
bo far as it had been completed at the
time of going to press:
The total vote cast in the county was
5148, the heaviest vote ever cast in the
The school fund amendment carried
by the following vote, for 4433, against
The amendment increasing the sup
reme court carried as follows: For
4227, against 181.
For presidential electors Bell headed
the republican list with 2440 while
Henry R. Gering led the democratic
list with 2390, a majority for Taft of
50 in the county. The socialists polled
59 votes while the prohibitionists polled
For Governor Sheldon, (rep.) 2581;
Shallenberger, (dem.) 2291; Teeter,
(pro.) 88; Harbaugh, (soc.) 35. Shel
don's plurality 290.
For lieutenant governor Hopewell,
(rep.) 2489; Garrett, (dem.) 2355;
Linch, (pro.) 104; Jorgensen, (soc.) Gl.
Hopewell's majority, 134.
For secretary of state Junkin, (rep. )
2490; Gatewood, (dem.) 2302; Hocken
berger, (pro.) 10G; Aberly, (soc.) G2.
Junkin's majority, 1S8.
For auditor Barton, (rep.) 2513;
Price, (dem.) 2315. Barton's major
For Congress -Pollard, (rep.) 249S;
Maguire, (dem.) 23(10. Pollard's plur
For SUite Senator, Tefft, (rep.)
2317; Banning, (dem.) 2410, Coatman,
(pro.) 201. Banning's plurality 93.
For representatives Noyes, (rep.)
2518; Smith, (rep.) 2425; Laughlin,
(dem.) 22G7; Sattler, (dem.) 2281; Car
ter, (pro.) 105. Noyes' plurality, 237;
Smith's plurality, 158.
For float representative Harrison,
(rep.) 2511; Bates, (dem.) 2353; Harri
son's plurality, 158.
For county attorney Tidd, (rep.)
2305; Ramsey, (dem.) 2591; Ramsey's
For county commissioner Switzer,
(rep.) 2474; Seybert, (dem.) 2383;
Switzer's majority, 91.
The tabulated statement of the vote
by precincts will likely be in shape for
publication tomorrow evening.
The result of the election, as shown
by the vote above, is a large demo
cratic gain all along the line and speaks
well for the splendid management of
Dr. Livingston and his campaign com
mittee. Death of Little Boy.
The many friends of John Wooster
and wife were greatly shocked yester
day when they learned that the dread
scourge of diptheria had invaded their
family and taken away their little son,
John. This little one died yesterday
morning at 10:20 after a brief illness
and the body was buried this afternoon.
The funeral from the nature of the
disease had to be private.
The little fellow was but three years
and eight months of age and his death is
a terrible shock to the devoted family.
The entire sympathy of their many
friends and neighbors goes out to the
stricken parents in this hour of trial.
More Than Enough is Too Much.
To maintain health, a nature man or
woman needs just enough food to re
pair the waste and supply energy and
body heat. The habitual consumption
of more food than is necessary for theEe
purposes is the prime cause of stomach
troubles, rheumatism and disorders of
the kidneys. If troubled with indiges
tion, revise your diet, let reason and
not appetite control and take a few
doses of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets and you will soon be all
right again. For sale by F. G. Fricke
Interest in the Journal's misspelled
word contest continues to multiply and
there are letters galore pouring into
the "A. B. C." Editor who will have a
gigantic task plowing through them
and deciding upon the winner. The
contest closes Saturday, November 14,
and there will no doubt be several days'
work ahead of the editor by that time.
Since the first start of the contest in
terest has steadily grown and it has in
creased the mail of the paper consider
ably. Card of Thanks.
To the many kind friends and neigh
bors who extended us their sympathy
in the illness and death of our son,
John, we desire to extend our sincere
thanks. Though they could r.ot be with
us in our sorrow, we know how their
sympathy is and we appreciate'it.
John Wooster and wife.
Mind Your Business.
If you don't nobody will. It 13 your
business to keep out of all the trouble
you can and you can and will keep out
of liver and bowel trouble if you take
Dr. King's New Life Pills. They keep
biliousness, malaria and jaundice out
of your system. 25c at F. C. Fricke &
Co's. drug store.
A Case of Charity.
Several days since an article appear
ed in the Journal calling attent;on
to a reported case of destitution in th
city. Commissioner Friedrich at once
investigated the case and found that he
could not legally extend the county aid,
as the woman in question had money
out at interest. While she technically
was not a county charge, she deserved
aid as she ' was an honest, hard
working, industrious woman. It is
probable charitable persons will look
after the case.
Some Good Suggestions From a
A very excellent idea was telephoned
the Journal this morning by a lady who
requested that her name be with held.
It was in effect that the members of
the school board take advantage of the
absence of the teachers and the dismis
sal of the schools and have the various
school buildings fumigated and disin
fected. This is on account of the prev
alence of contagious diseases in the
city. While there is no occasion for
unnecessary alarm over the presence of
disease, steps to prevent the spread of
it should be taken by all means. While
there is no school in session, t his work
could be quickly and elliciently done
and all traces of it over before the
schools reconvene. The Catholic school
is to be thoroughly disinfected and this
work is highly commendable. The cost
of fumigating this school is borne by
one of the public-spirited ladies of the
city and if the school board finds it can
not stand the expense of this duty to the
public schools, there is small doubt but
what the cost of it could be easily rais
ed for every parent and public
spirited citizen is interested in prevent
ing the farther spread of the disease.
The board should take immediate action
in the premises and show that they real
ize the importance of the work. Doubt
less this action will be quickly taken
and the work gotten under headway.
There should be no hesitancy on the
part of the board, on the ground of ex
pense, for the matter is too important
to allow the question of expense to in
terfere. Let them get busy at once.
DEATH OF A FOR
George Forbes, a Pioneer Citizen of
Plattsmouth, is No More.
Charles S. Forbes and wife and Robt.
Sherwood departed this morning for
Lincoln, called there by the news of
the death of George Forbes, once a res
ident of this city, and well known
among the older citizens.
Mr. Forbes died on Tuesday, Novem
ber 3, at 8:25 p. m., and the funeral
will be held today at 2 p. m. from the
Grace Lutheran Church, at Fourteenth
and F. Streets, Lincoln. Burial at
Wyuka. No flowers by reque.st of the
Mr. Forbes was a pioneer drug man
of Lincoln and previous to his residence
there, he had been in the drug business
in this city with Dr. Chapman. He left
this city to enter the employ of Leigh
ton & Brown more than thirty years
ago, remaining with that firm until the
wholesale drug firm of Leighton &
Clarke was founded and afterwards was
a traveling salesman for the Lincoln
Drug Company until a year ago, when
ill health compelled him to resign. His
illness dates from that time and at no
time was there any hope of his recov
ery. He was fifty-four years of age.
He was a cousin of C. S. Forbes of this
A SIMPLE QUESTION.
Plattsmouth People Are Requested to
Honestly Answer This.
Is not the word of a representative
citizen of Plattsmouth more convincing
than the doubtful utterances of people
living everywhere else in the Union?
Herman Tiekoetter, carpenter, north
west corner of Ninth and Day streets,
Plattsmouth, Neb., says: "I never
took a medicine or remedy which gave
me such permanent relief as I derived
from Doan's Kidney Pills. My kidneys
caused me much suffering and incon
venience. I did not have sharp pains,
but there was a dull aching across my
loins that distressed me for a couple of
years. If I stooped or straightened my
back would pain me intensely and in
the morning when I would arise, I
would feel as tired and unrefreshed as
when I wentjto bed the night before.
The secretions from my kidneys were
unnatural in appearance and too fre
quent in action, especially at night.
Hearing so much said in praise of
Doan's Kidney Pills, I procured a box
at Gering & Co's. drug store. They
banished every symptoms of my trouble
promptly and thoroughly and I recom
mend them to other kidney sufferers
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
R. I). McNurlin, the democratic war
h rse of Weeping Water, whh in the
city yesterday, being registered at the
Regulates the LowcIh, promotes easy
nitural movements, cures constipation
Doan's Renulets. Ask yourdiuggist
for them. 25c a box.
Iouis W. Roettgcr of Elm wood wa
registered yesterday at the Pel kins
hotel, he having business to attend to
in the city.
Miss Josephine Hall was a passenger
this noon on the fast mail for Omaha,
where she will spend the afternoon
John M. Creamer of Wabash la
among those registered at the Perkins
Hotel. Mr. Creamer being one of the
John Gonzales of Elmwood came, in
yesterday to be present when court
opened this morning and assume his
duties as a juror.
Miss Mabel Keer, of Avoca, Neb.,
who has been visiting in the city with
the family of John H. Becker, was a
passenger this noon for her home.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Midkiff of near
Union, were in the city to lay and w hile
here Mr. Midkiff called and renewed
his faith in the Journal another year.
Herman Klietsch, the popular Wcc -ing
Water miller, was a guest today s.t
the Plattsmouth Iloiel, coining in to
take orders for h's popular hi and of
I). L. Amick' of Murray, was in the
city a few hours thi.s afternoon, lookitg.
after business matters on route home
from Omaha, lie paid the Journal of
fice ana pprcciatid call.
Mrs. Jos. Shcra came up this morn
ing from her home at Rock Bluffs and
was a passenger on the mail train at
noon for Omaha where she will visit
with friends and relatives until Mon
day. A Journal representative will visit
several sections of the county next
week in the interest of this great
weekly. These occasional trips have
been neglected for several months on
account of sickness and the cumpaign.
Mrs. S. R. Sanders was a passenger
this noon on the mail train for Omaha,
where she will meet her daughter, Miss
Myrtle Sanders, who is enjoying a few
days vacatiod from her school at Alvo.
They will return to this city this after
noon. Mrs. Jas. Chalfant and daughter,
Mrs. John Hendricks, came in this
morning from their homes below Rock
Bluffs, and were passengers op the
mail train at noon for Omaha, where
they will do some shopping and visit
P. W. Wright and wife, Mrs. Anna
Wright and her son, Clyde, were all
passengers this noon on the mail train
for Greenwood, where they will visit
for several days with friends and rela
tives. Clyde Wright will go direct
from Greenwood to Chicago, III., w here
he is employed after his visit at that
point. They will probably be absent
several days. P. W. Wright is the
well known Burlington fireman.
E. G. McCullough, who is working
near Greenwood, came down Monday to
visit his folks south of town, and to
vote Tuesday. He returned today, and
while ir. the city, he called and ordered
a copy of the Journal sent to his ad
dress, in order to keep posted regard
ing matters of a local nature in this
James Stander came down from
Louisville today to attend to some court
matters and gave the Journal a pleas
ant call. Our old friend is always a
welcome visitor at these headquarters,
notwithstanding his visit at this time
was renew his subscription for the
Journal and also that of his mother,
Mrs. Elizabeth Stander.
Watched Fifteen Years.
"For fifteen years I have watched
the working of Bucklen's Arnica Salve;
and it has never failed to cure any
sore, boil, ulcer or burn to which it
was applied. It has saved us many a
doctor bill," says A. F. Hardy, of East
Wilton, Maine. 25c at F. C. Fricke &
Co's. drug store.
LOST Between town and home in
the south part of town a pair of gold-
rimmed specticles. Finder please leave
same at this office.
The Clarinda Poultry, But
ter and Egg Company will be in
Monday, November 9, '08
and will pay the following
prices for poultry to be de
livered at the store of Zuck
weiler & Lutz:
Spring Chickens 8c
Young Hen Turkeys 12c
Old ' " 12c
Young Gobblers 10c
Old " 10c
Roosters, per doz $1.80
Ducks F. F 5c
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