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The Plattsmouth Journal
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ntenxl at Hi yostottlce at I'lattsmoutli. Ne
hraiikK. as -vonel cIuhh matter.
$1,50 Per Year in Advance.
'I'll: dailv papers hiiiiouimo that
th; soup lious'-s an- being liberally
pal remixed now. TIk-sm soup houses
an- -v iele-ntly the" left overs" of the
Cle'.clanel Administration. How
hanely tln-y do conn now.
G.-n.ral prospe-rity and having a
hard time nowadays to keep track
of tlx- hank failurs and bank rob-
berie-s. Bank failures indicate? hard
time-s and hank robbewie indicate
an effort to relieve tin; hard limes
In the fac- of these untoward con
ditions who will argue against
hank guaranty law?.
A Washington correspondent to
the newspapers lias stated that t lit
main cause of the e ver growing de
ficit in the gove rur.'.cut treasury is
the lack of Internal revenue due to
the teii;: ranee wave that, is sweeping
over the ((ii:ii!ry. )i might also be
a ided that aie 'l'." and the- greater
can.-" is tie- hih protective wall that
shuts outside products eut and there
hy elepiivi-s this country of duty.
Another ohvious cause is the ree kh-ss
e xpendit lire of pe-eples money during
I ho past seven years.
The ri inai kable thing about the
im magi nation figures for the- year
ending with Septeinbe-r :;), 1!)0S, is
1 1:: t during Hie preceding twelve
months the- foreign 'population of the
country increased hy only (k'-'-'S, the
number of foreigners going hack
il v equaling tic number tji im
migrants i-nmiii; over. This is the
sm'.ilVst ine ie-se for a number of
years, hut t he-re- is a high testimonial
to Anie-riean opportunities in the fact
that of the- foreigners who had pre
;i'.:: !y come over, 7 17. Ml i.atl pick-e-I
;-p li'onev c!i.:;-gii le) p iy the ir way
la k with so in- ;.e;ri. of provision for
their support after returning home.
It will do us no harm to have a skv k
niiig up in the- iiool of immigration
until the nnllie-ns who have eoir.e ov
er in rec eat e:us become a:-si:: il
;tte I to At;1. i. r i ;;' n i:i--lituticns.
Te T'iji:k About.
Ami riean people are afraid of
; under th" sun. Notwith
g the In; tiers r.pou land and
1'. ii:g k: j i . i I . s t.) hundreds of
i..::';y and tlv-ath to tns
:..-.!, I:-.-- .' sc-;-:;:s realiy to
(;- . k. - riing a iv.cre
: ivcc.'. invalids,
: t t-l" w :. iv: ay hap
::'.. is;;i e bint. Who
i ti e theaters b; ear-sc
-i; a. ky l;;;ni e'.i- vn, with
if lii".-; Who ck-niaiiws a
a:i i:;it? Who q.-its rkHr.g
:s ::l ;au.-, il.e-y kill lU.Oi',)
s a y a:- and injure S.0C0'.'
Who looks after a saTo seat? Who is
al'rai.l te travel .- .-venty-fiv e miles an
Who chooses his stateroom on a
trans-Atlantic liner with a view to
safety? Who asks the agent to what
part cf the vessel lurks the least dan
ger? Who remains awake all night
to look out for collisions and ice
bergs? Who cares if the billows are
mountain high? Who hesitates to
enjoy the festivities of the saloon,
the smoking room or the concert
room because the leviathan's pitch
ing and rolling? Who counts the
number of life boats or examines
the location of the safety devices?
Who takes the trouble to inquire if
there is a big fire apparatus on
board? Who gives a rap about the
fire drill? Who thinks about any
thing but a lot of fun and a quick
Who of all the millions that reg
ister in hotels asks about fire es
capes? Who feels the slightest un
easiness about the safety of the ele
vators? Who would refuse an office
at the top of a thousand foot tower?
Who considers the possible horrors
cf a flood in a Hudson river tunnel?
Who hesitates to cross the Brooklyn
brdge.evcn though experts report its
cables are too weak to sustain the
burdens imposed upon them? Who's
afraid of what? The worst panic
is forgotten in afew days.
The Nebraska legislature will as
se-mble ne xt Tuesday. Afte r effect
ing an organization an adjournment
will probably take place- until after
the; inauguration sifter which busi
ness will be-gin in earnest.
Governor She ldon and his closest
friends now realize that he has made
a grave mistake- in the sele-ction of
W. Ik Hose- as one or the supreme
court judges. This is not the only
mistake that the retiring governor
has made since his defeat, and he
knows it as well as we do.
There seems to be some eloubt in
the minds of the people that a bank
guaranty law will not pass at the en
suing session of the legislature
Don't worry on that score. The
members are pledged to vote for
such a law and they will pass such
a la was sure as they came together
to make laws.
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Seat i.e. I'
evi rail re
The republicans are in hopes that
the new legislature will make some;
blunders. While they cannot possi
bly make as many as the last legis
lature, they are liable to make a few.
One tiling cei-Lain, every law made
will be such that the- pe-op!e will not
lie- ashamed of them. Ami bills will
not be? pre se-nted simply to get one's
name Odore the" putilic as doing
something, and which were; never
passed. Oh, no, don't worry, demo
crats in the? legislature know what
they are se-nt to the legislature for
and will do their duty without fear
Carnegie as a witness said in re
ply to a question as to what Judge
Gary said anent the removal of the
ariff on iron and steel. "You should
not place any real value on the? testi
mony ot interested paruo:;. tot
is ejuiie the invariable custom of
epublican congressmen io sebmit
eve iv s' neeluie to those interested in
order te find how h'sU the tariff
hould be made. Carnegie just
aughed fit the position taken by
1'uyne, Dalzell and other tools oi the
protected graft. He has been onto
their racket for twenty-five years or
a good thing if enacted into law for
all parties. It would at least pre
vent some of the hasty an 1 ill ad
vised marriages that now transpire,
ejnly to leael in a few weeks or
mouths to the? divorce court.
Afc. TTa. A. A. A-fc. AA. jm A-fc. AA. A 'A. A. .AA AA. aTA.
In politics some amusing things
urn up. The readers of the Journal
vviil recall to mind the denial of
)n:iicl J. Keefe, president of the In-
'. n;-i.ioiial Longshoremen's Union,
he was closeted with President
rcc :-evt It for several hours on Oc
cix r and was promised the ap
point. '.-.cut of commissioner general
of i;iv.iii --ration if lie would desert
Preside r.i Corr.pers of the American
federation 1 kabor and. support Mr.
Taft. The c
Strange to :;;
: .njiact was also denied
Uy I'resident Roosevelt,
v t on December Sth
Mr. Kec fe wr.s a.;;cinted to that very
position by Uocseveli. Tell the
There is a good rca.ls meeting to
be held at the State University of Ne
braska next Monday, January 4,
1900, for the purpose of discussing
needed legislation to secure good
roads should be of interest to the cit
izens of Nebraska. The principal ad
dress will be by Hon. George k.. Cool
ey, representing the department of
agriculture, Washington, D. C, who
is recognized as one of the most prac
tical road engineers in the United
States, and other prominent speakers
will address the meeting. A cordial
invitation to be present has been ex
tended to every Nebraskan interested
in this important work.
Considerable comment is being
made by the press of the country up
on two facts relating to marriage re
cently published by the census de
partment. One is that for every
twelve marriages there is a divorce.
The other is that divorces are two
and a half times more common than
they were forty years ago. These
are not very ploasant facts to con
template, and our- own state has
nothing to boast of in this respect,
as divorces are altogether too easy
to obtain in Nebraska. More strin
gent divorce laws are needed in
many of our states, and, it might be
added, more stringent marriage laws
also. We are rather inclined to
think that the Catholic custom of
requiring banns to be proclaimed two
weeks before the marriage would be
The Nebraska Telephone Compamy to
Make Many Improvements.
The passage of the new franchise
for the Nebraska Telephone Com
pany last evening by the council,
promises to open up the way toward
the spending of several thousand
dollars in the city during the coming
spring and summer. H. II. Allen
who i in the city looking after bus
iness matters for the company this
morning, when asked what the plans
of the company were replied:
"It is our intention to at once, or
as soon as possible, remove all dead
wood from the streets, placing our
wires in the alleys in condits or
cable as sen-ms best and most prac
ticable. As soon as we can and in
that portion of the city where- we
have business, v.e will re-place our
present system of polos and wires
throughout. We intend to rebuild
our plant and put m a new switch
board, making ii a r.ioelern plant in
evijry respect. Nenher oi the com
panies here have anything like a
moelern plant and it is our intention
to put in one which will give you
just as good service as the city of
This being the case, it means the
expenditure of several thousand' dol
lars upon our streets and in rebuild
ing the telephone plant which as it
stands at present is one of the worst
in the state. The warfare between
the I'lattsmoutli Company and the
Bell Company has been waged for
many years in this city and both
plants have lost by the fight. The
loss has fallen especially heavy on
the Bell people who saw their young
ival step into the field anil literally
take their business away from them.
This new move means that the Bell
company realizes that good service
ounts and they are going to make
a determined effort to secure the
business once more by giving service
which will be satisfactory to their
It is more than probable that the
new franchise means an advance in
telephone rates as it repealed the old
ordinance fixing the rates to be
charged and an advance will doubt
less be sustained by the State Railway
Commission when it is shown them
that the rates are necessary for the
purpose of making the plant pay.
Considerable speculation is being in
dulged in as to whether or not the
Plattsmouth Company will have an
ordinance similar in its nature to
that of the Nebraska Company at the
next council meeting and if so, what
the council will do with it. As the
matter now stands the Nebraska
Company is unlimited by ordinance
in its changes and any reasonable
rate it makes will be sustained by
the Railway Commission while the
Plattsmouth Company is limited in
its charges by the franchise and oreli
nancc under which it is acting.
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V I Our Guaranteed
I n pi .rffEN. szav r-'g
in Ladies', Misses', Boy's and
Children's are one of the best
Xmas presents you can buy
4 Pair for $1
with a written guarantee to wear
three months without darning.
will he here on next
from 3 to 3:39, p. m.,
and he wants to meet all the
children who have written to him.
So if you want to see him, come
to our store during that half hour.
He can't stay any longer, as this
is a busy time for him.
This store will be closed all clay Christmas day, and this perhaps will he our
last ad this year. We take jjreat pleasure in extending to our customers and
friends our best wishes of a Merr' Christmas and a Happy New Year, thank-
in you for the patronage we have received from you during the past year, and
2 hope that we may have the pleasure of serving you in the year to come.
are from one of the best houses
of its kind. They are bought
right and we sell them right. We
can fix you out in anything you
want. There is no reason why
Santa shoulel not bring her a Fur
rtiedicine that i-i ?de!i;-ine.
"1 have suffered a great deal with
mallaria. and stomack complaints, but
I have now found a remedy that
keeps me well, and that remedy is
Electric Bitters; a medicine that is
a medicine for stomach and liver
troubles, and for run down condi
tions," says W. C. Kiestler, of Hal
liday, Ark. Electric Bitters puri
fy the blood, tone up the nerves,
and impart vigor and energy to the
weak. Your money will be refunded
if it fails to help you. 50c at F. G.
Fricke & Co.'s drug store.
"Wecldinjr at Auburn.
From Monday's Daily.
Jlax M. Long, of Tarkio, Mo., and
Miss Mary Jane Harris, of Auburn,
Neb., were united in marriage last
evening at the home of the bride's
parents at Auburn. Mr. .Long is a
nephew of Mr. A. W. Atwood, of
this city. He was unable to attend
the wedding, his daughter, Mrs. Jas.
W. Newell, of Omaha, attending.
After the wedding the newly wedded
couple departed on the M. P. for a
bridal trip in the South.
A benefit ball will be given by the
eagles and T. J. Sokol's at the latter's
hall on New Year's eve, Thursday,
Dec. 31. The object in giving this
dance is a most worthy one and
should be attended by all who love to
trip the light fantastic, and extend
charity to those who need help. The
very best of music will be present
and everything will be done to make
this occasion long to be remembered
as one of the very grandest events of
the old year. Make your arrange
ments to attend.
DAILY PERSONAL MEWS
Short Items of InterestFrom Tues- y
day Evening's Daily Journal
Martin O ltriiie of Louisville- is in
the- e-ity today attending to business
Mrs. John l)ouelan was a passen-g-r
on tin- mail train at noon for the
Adolph Sehroeeler of Eagle is Ernest Su?ss of We-eping Water is
among those in the city today at- J spending several days in the- city vis-
Comb and brush sets Goring &
tening to business matters.
Misses Katherine and Anna Hocks
trasser were passengers this morning
on the early train for the north.
Jacob W. Vallery has returned
from his visit with relatives at Fair
bury, coming in this morning.
iting with Ed Egeiiberger.
H. H. Carroll and son Erve n, are
in the; city on legal business coming
in from their home at Elmwood.
Senator W. B. Banning and son
came up this morning from the ir
home at Union coming in the Sena
tor's auto and making the trip in
Perry Utterback was a business : g00(j time,
visitor in Council Bluffs today going ;
up on the early train this morning. : A- A- Johnson from mar Weeping
j ater was in the c ity this morning
Miss Lorene Hempel of Lincoln, a ; dpartillg on ,jK. Iliail train at noon
niece of Miss Teresa Hempel, is in the for 0mahu wilt,,.(. ha(I busine ss
city making a holiday visit with that j matters to attend to.
'1' j Geo. and Wni. Wc-ndt and Ceo. and
John Hatt of the Hatt & Osbourne : John Schoe-rman, all of Louisville are
restaurant, is in Omaha today look-j spending the day in the c ity, e-oming
ing after business matters in con- i in to look afte r some business with
nection with his firm.
Dr. J. Ik Hall is spending the day
in Omaha having some fancy chick
ens on exhibition at the poultry
show now going on there-. h
Jcl:n Bauer, jr., is spending
thei County Commissioners.
I Joe Jinelra of Omaha, a nephew of
'John Neme-tz, spent. Christmas and
several elays succeeding with .Mr.
Ncme-tz and family, returning tej his
home on the mail train at neje)n.
J. W. Dixon, wife and baby came in
v ki Omaha looking after business
i inih iiiui iiiiig irom mew larm in i ne
precni't, and were passengers this
nejon on the- mail train for Omaha
where they will spend the afte rnoon.
early train for
Washington dispatches today an
nounce the appointment of William
11. Young as rural mail carrier at
.Murray with Lee Kniss as substitute.
A. B. Neligh, formerly of the Jour
nal force, is spending the day in
Omaha looking after business mat
ters, being a passenger on the early
James Loughridge, while in the
city attending Masonic lodge Monday
night, dropped in to see how the
Journal was getting along. Jimmy is
one of the best citizens in Murray
and we are always pleased to take
him by the hand.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Doty were in
the city today on business, and while
here called on the Journal and not
only renewed their own subscription
but ordered a copy sent to a brother,
Frank E. Doty, at Barton, Oregon.
They drove over from their heme
near Weeping Water.
Herman Kleitsch, the Weeping
Water miller, came in last evening
and was visiting our merchants to
day in the interests of the celebrated
brands of flour manufactured by the
Weeping Water mills. While here
Herman gave the Journal a friendly
Phil Linch of Alve is spending the
day in th- city, looking al'le r busi
-Miss Barbara Cering was among
those- t rave-ling to Omaha on the mail
train, te spend the- afti-rnoein.
.Mrs. Tims. E. Panne 1- is spe-neling
the- afternoon in Omaha being a pas
senger on tin- mail train for that city.
D. P. Jackson was a business vki
ter in Omaha this afternoon be ing a
passe-ngi-r feir that, city on the- mail
t ra i n .
Miss Nora liosencras departs this
afternoe.n for Elmwood when- she
will spen! se-v.-ral elays, the guest,
of fiie nds.
Edwin Je-ary, the- banker-la vvye-r
of Lincoln and Elmwood, is spending
the day in the- city looking afie-r le
Miss Winnifrel S1m-:i was among
those- trave ling te Omaha v. In n- she
vviil spend I lie a ft i me, em j.Ming up
eui (lie- mail train.
J. Ik Waterman, in charge- of the
Burlington ston-h'-use at Linr-idn, was
in the e-ity tin's mewiiiug loeiking afie-r
Miss Emma. Goo v as a j asse-nrjer
em the mail train at !ie:oii fe-r Omaha
where- j lie will vi.-.il with Mrs. (k-o.
Kroe-hler fe,r sitve-ral days.
.Mrs. C. Ik Duke; and da lighter
GTxIys, are' visiting in Omaha with
frie-neks this nfi i-rnooii being pa:-se-n-ge-rs
on tie- mail train few that, e ity.
Our gooel frieiiel Dr. G. II. Gilniore,
of Murray, le-t the light of his g-nial
countenance beam in upem the- Jour
nal force Monday evening while- here
to attend the; Masonic; lodge-. We- are
always happy to se Dr. Gilmore.
L. II. Mickle from near Weeping
Water drove in this morning to look
after some business matters. He
was accompanied here by Mrs. Amick
who also desired to attend to some
Mrs. Bert Shore of Norbourne, Mo.,
is in the city making a holiday visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Brad'. Previous to returning to her
home, Mrs. Shore expects to make a
short visit with her sister Mrs. J. W.
Cox, at Greenfield, Ia.
H. H. Allen representing the Ne
braska Telephone Company, was a
passenger for Omaha this noon going
up to report the passage of the new
telephone ordinance. He will re
turn in a few days when some defi
nite announcement can be made as to
the plans of the company.
Mrs. W. R. Gardner who has been
suffering greatly for several weeks
past from an affec tion of the eyes, j ity of their home
is reported as improving greatly un- young people.
dc-r the care of Dr. E. D. Cummins.
.Mrs. Gardner states that she has now
suffered about everything except the
Miss M. Mtiuy was a pn.-se-nger on
lb'.- mail train a: noon few Omaha
While- she- Will lie the f-ne.-t. of Mr.
and Mrs. W. Ik White over New
Floyd ('. Wolcott of Elmwood,
cashie-r in the Elmwood bank, is
spending the day in the city attend
ing the Carrol- Jeary law suit as a
Mrs. P. P. Kelly returned to her
home at Pacific Junction, Ia., this
afternoon on the stub train, after
spending several days in the city, the
guest of the Misses Hobson.
Messrs. G. Ik Loach of Omaha, J.
T. Steffens of Humphrey and Carl
Bumgart of Humphrey were in the
city this morning, looking after bus
iness matters, being passengers for
their homes on the? mail train at
A marriage lie-ens.- was issued this
morning by County Judge Beeson the
happy partie-s hailing from Green
wood ,the groom being Charles Gra
ham, aged 22, and the bride to be be;-ing-
Rosa Gardner, aged '.. The
parties are- well known in the viein-
and are popular
.irs. 1:.. cj. i-uriong ana uaugmei . .w,....,. county .judge Beeson was a pas-
Grace, of Steamboat Springs, Col., Mrs. Gardner states that she lias now ; ,.nv,-v on the- fast mail for Omaha
are spending the holidays with Mrs. suffered about everything except the . v.. j,,.,.,. sh,. win visit his sister-in-law
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Furlong s parents, Yv . A. layior and , mow ievt-i. i Mrs jonI1 ;,., ., on at the hospital. It
wife, near Rock Bluffs. Mrs. Fur-j Murray was v.- li represente-d at ; is to be- regr-tted that Mrs. Be e-son's
long has been a patient at the Metho-i the meeting of the Masonic f rare r- j condii ion is sue h that no favorable
dist hospital for several weeks past, I nity Monday evening, compose-d of j re ports can h" given. While she- is
being treated by Dr. Gifford for an the following gentlemen: James j resting easily at present, the attend-
affection cf the eyes.
Her many , Loughridge, Don Rhoderi,
friends in this city and vicinity will I man, George Lloyel, Will MeDa!:i.-!s,
be very glad to know that she is j Dr. Gilmore, Will C. Brown, and that
much better now and the prospects old veteran, J. A. Walker, who came
for the complete recovery from her along to see that the boys did not
affliction are excellent. j get into any trouble.
Sam Pit-j ing physic ians advise against holding
tc,ej high hopes of her immediate re
e en c ry. The- ope ration which she
underwent is one oi extreme ek lieaey
and definite results cannot be known
for s "veral da vs.
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