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The Piattsmoutti Journal
1'1'BLISII ED WEEKLY AT
R. A. HATES, Plhlishkk.
nlered at the postottice at Plausmouth, Ne
braska, as ccood clast matter.
$1,50 Per Year in Advance.
The commencement of the. trade
txcursions from Eagle to this city
ought to be hurried along. Secure
some free attractions and make ar
raiigeiuents to handle the crowd and
see t'aat they are well taken care o'.
and it will help business Immensely.
It is not too early to agitate for
another Fourth of July celebration.
I'la'lsuouth last year desplt? the
Immense dl.sadvan aes of the street
torn up bad a wtr.dtrful ceiebratlon
and ILe finest parude ever put or
the streets by any c.ty of its size In
the ua'e. By Ktwrting it early
enough an even better eviration
(sross.bie Let it te tart3d.
Yesterday marked the formal re
turn of the Atlantic squadron from
its famous trip around the wdrld.
While the real effectiveness of the
trip may be questioned in bo far as
it concerns other powers, there can
be no doubt It has demonstrated the
immense reserve strength of the fleet
and the men . manning the Bhips.
They were entitled to the warm
greeting they received when they
reached the Virginia capes for they
are a great set of fighting men.
The question of a number of small
factories for the city Is one which
should receive consideration by bus
iness man and the property owners
of the town. Other cities In this
section are making every effort to
secure these factories and they are
not bo much entitled to them as this
city Is. All the advantages which
other Nebraska cities can claim
I'lattsniouth has, and in addition
many more. An united effort to
secure the small factory ought to be
productive of results.
Tho construction of an lnterurban
which would bring into the city
country trade and which would make
I'lattsniouth a concentrating point
for poultry, eggs, butter and the
like would result In bringing much
money to the city and in aiding ma
terially in its upbuilding. The bene
fits would extend to every person
having a dollar Invested in the city
or In the country adjacent to It. The
advantages such a road would have
aro so manifest as to warran the im
mediate looking Into the matter, and
tho agitation for Its construction.
The farmer who would benefit by the
creation of such a market should give
it his attention also and assist in
getting it under way. He would gain
heavily by so doing.
It Is quite plain that tho row
among the democrats at Omaha
over tho elective or appointive pollco
commission, which Is now up before
the legislature probably means that
no matter which side Is adopted, the
republicans will elect the board. They
linvo so successfully split tho demo
cratic party of Omaha on that ques
tion that they could not elect tho
board ir It should be decided to make
It an elective board and they can
not hope to elect a mayor .to appoint
tho board If It Is appointive. There
Is, of course, a chance that tho dem
ocrats will heal up their row'before
lection time, but It Is only a chance
and the prospects are not bright.
From a distance It looks like the
Omaha democrats In their anxiety
to grab spoils were going to lose all
they now have and all they hope to
The esteemed Omaha World-ller-alJ
acts very much as if it was going
to drive the legislature into doinf
just as it wants in regard to the Om
aha charter or to drive the members
of that august body out of business.
The World-Herald can accomplish
much in the right way but threats
and abuse have not often swayed
legislative bodies. A little more calm
consideration and a little less abuse
would be a good thing for Omaha
democrats and democratic papers.
The day of the small factory for
the small town Is at hand. The gen
eral tendency of these institutions is
to seek the smaller towns and vil
lages where they can get cheap rent
and where they can readily obtain
the labor they need. Plattsmouth Is
an Ideal place for these institutions
and the members of the Commer
cial Club should get after them and
see If they cannot be brought in. A
number of small factories In differ
ent lines would result In building up
the business Interests of the city. Let
the small factory receive Its attention
by all means.
There seems to be disposition of
tho small factories to seek the small
cities Instead of going to the large
cities. There are many reasons for
this, prlmlpnlly on account of the
cost of living In large cities and bet
ter help can be secured. Ily "bet
ter" we mean men who are anxious
to secure homes of their own and ac
cumulate a small competence. Tliesi
are the men to be depended upon
And ni-veral small factories are much
better fi' a town thru) one larito one
Our (' imM'.ei'clal Club cannot do
1'iiiir than to secure a number of
hum II faciei b' . Ni bi aska l ily News
Yesterday was a day of riots in the
country. South Omaha and Kansas
City entered the list with vicious at
tacks upon Greeks and in Ottumwa,
Iowa, a mob sought to take a negro
accused of assault from the Jail and
and lynch hira. It Is to be regretted
that the mob spirit grows so In this
counfry. It is a bad Blgn and one
which does not augur well for the
safety and stability of the nation. It
Is true that there are In many in
stances cases of great provocation
and that one reason for the growth
of the spirit is tho failure of the law
to mete out Justice to the offend
ers. Juries are too lenient and are
swayed by curious and complex mo
tives in determining cases, often let
ting criminals go free when they
should have been convicted. Then
things lead to the mob rising and
taking the law In their own hands.
I he doing away with delays, the
speedy trial and the prompt punish
meat of criminals would do much
toward stopping this spirit which is
growing into a flagrant disregard of
the law, tho country over. In the
Omaha and Kansas City cases, the
conditions do not seem to have been
serious enough to have warranted
tho mob action but tho Ottumwa case
was a particularly attrocloua one and
In tho mensure tho mob is not to be
so severely condemned.
A Good Newspaper's Rroiul Field.
(From the Philadelphia North Amer
ican's "ConfessloiiB of a Newspa
per.") The newspaper that would best
serve a public must go far beyond re
cording news. All newspapers dls
semulate Information and keep their
readers in touch with the develop
ment of public questions. The Ideal
paper must do more. It must create
public sentiment, organize move
ments, raise fumlH, formulate legis
lation, work for appropriations and
conduct, a practical campaign . for
each good cause. It must be willing
to stand alone when once convinced
that Its course Is right. It must
have convictions on all public ques
tions, and obtain them in the face
of misrepresentation. It must prize
character nnd consistency above
To bo Informative, corrective and,
most of all, constructive this Is the
sum of the work.
A (iood Hill.
Thero Is a bill before tho leglsla
Qturo prohibtllng youths under six
teen or Intoxicated persons from run
ning automobiles. It ought to pass
unanimously. No man would want
to ride on a railroad having a six
teen year old boy at the throttle, and
ho has still more strenuous objections
to a drunken engineer. The danger
to the passenger Is not so serious
with the auto there are not so many
of them but It Is the ones not rid
ing who suffer. A man can easily
get out of the way of n train by step
ping oTf tho track; an auto with
a small boy or intoxicated person
running It is not so easily doited.
A stout tree I not nluay handy
nnd ceil If It Is, the devil-wngon
with a wtvikliys driver mav (base
half way up It after )ou. Pas the
l4 J 1. Central City Record.
When you think of
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
you naturally think of Biscuit.
When you think of Biscuit
you naturally think of
The only Soda Cracker possessing
vailed Sunday at South Omaha
seems to have come to a definite
end. This is to bo hoped. There was
no such provocation for the riot In
that city as to Justify It In any sense
of tho word. The bombastic and sen
sational utterances of a few men anx
ious to curry favor with tho mob was
responsible for tho destruction of
much valuable property and the In
Jury of several persons, and they
should feel ashamed of themselves
for havlug taken bo prominent a part
In a senseless and foolish riot. It Is
probably true that tho Greek Is not
tho most desirable of citizens, but
even If that be the case, It does not
Justify their expulsion from tho com
munity by force. And It is not so
sure that men who make lnflamatory
speeches are altogether desirable
citizens. Tho part of the good cit
izen Is to depreciate mob violence
and not Incite It and this, tho ora
tors of the Sunday meeting seemed to
have overlooked. I,ot It bo hoped
that Nebraska Is not further dis
graced by such disturbances.
Mr. Brown, owner of the premises
Augustus Slmroy, a dude who tries
to marry an old maid for her
money Ray Campbell
Annie Drown, Mr. Brown's daugh
ter Vera Yardley
Harry Clifton, Annie's lover ....
First Policeman ...Geo. Applegate
Second Policeman ..Fred Campbell
Belinda Jane Hopkins, Johnatha
Scrugglns' sweetheart from
Miss Elisabeth Brown, Mr. Brown's
old maid Bister. .. .Mary Trotter
The spirit ef the mob which pre-1
Show at Kenosha.
An entertainment consisting of two
plays, "Betsy Baker" and "From
Pumpkin Ridge"' will be given at
the Kenosha church on Saturday eve
ning. February 117. Admission 10
and 1 ,r cents.
CHARACTERS "BKTSY B.VK ICR."
Mr. Mouser, a lawyer
Mrs. Mouser Manila Campbell
Mr. Crummy, Mr. Mouser's part
ner nnd Mrs, Mouser's cousin . .
I'el y, Baker, heroine of the play
FROM Pl'MI'KlN RIUC.K.
Ji milium ScrutM'.lus, a Yankee ntid
hern of the play. .Glenn Canipblii U
Many Sleepless Nights, Owolng to a
Persistent Cough. .Relief found
" 'Tor several winters past my wife
has been troubled with a most per
sistent and disagreeable cough,
which Invariably extended over a
period of several weeks and caused
her many sleepless nights," writes
Will J. Hayner, editor of tho Bur
ley, Colo, Bulletin. "Various reme
dies were tried each year, with no
beneficial results. In November last
the cough again lut In an appear
ance and my wife, acting on the
suggestion of a friend, purchased
a bottlo of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. The result was Indeed
marvelous. After three doses the
cough disappeared and has not man
ifested Itself since." This remedy
Is for sale by F. G. Frh ke & Co.
In the account of the debate Fri
day evening between the I'latts
niouth and Weeping Water schools,
an unintentional Injustice was done
John Falter, one of the local debat
ing squad. Mr. Falter delivered a
strong and telling .rgument nnd did
his full share In carrying off the hon
ors for his school. By oversight
mention of his work was unfortu
nately omit led nnd the amend Is
ma le to the fulbi extent.
MITCH OK AIl'l.lCATIO KOIl Lltt
l Oil I.H'KNfK.
Notice Is hereby given to nil per
sons Interested and to the public, that
the undersigned, Andy Thompson, has
filed bis petition and application In
the office of the County Clerk of Cass
County, Nebraska, as required by law,
signed by a majority of the resident
free holders of Klght Mile (irove pre
cinct, setting forth that the applicant
Is a man of respectable character and
standing and a resident of the state
of Nebraska and praying that a license
be Issued to said Andy Thompson for
the sale of malt, Rplrltous and vinous
lbiuors for the period of one year from
May 17, 1909. ending May 17, 1910,
In a building on lot 1 In block 4,
In tho village of Cedar Crceki In Klght
Milo precinct, In Cuss Cuur.ty, Nebras
ka. Andy Thompson,
NOTICK TO CHKDITOItM.
State of Nebraska, Cass County, ga.
In County court:
In the matter of the estate of August
Notice Is hereby given that the
creditors of said deceased will meet
the Administratrix of Bald estate, be
fore me. County Judge of Cass County,
Nebraska, at the County Court room In
J'lattsinouth, In suld County, on the
8th dnv of March, 1909, and on the 8th
day of September, 1909, at 10 o'clock
a. m each day, for the purpose of pre
senting their clnlm for examlna
adJiiHtinent and allowance.
Six months are allowed for the cred
itors of said deceased to present their
claims, nnd one year for the Admlnls
tratr x to settle said estate, from the
kth day of March, 1909.
Vltnenn my hand and seal of nald
County Court, at Plattsmouth, Ne-
1909 Ml' (1"y f Fell,un'''
Allen J. rteeson,
MITICK OK IMIOIITIMi OK VIM
In the County Court of Cass Comity,
In the mntter of tho estate of John 11.
TO AM, I'KCSO.NS INTKBKSTKl) OK
You are hereby notified that a
petition has been filed In tho County
Court of Halil Cuss County to probate
a will purport In if to be the hint will
ef John It. Melslugpr. deceased, nnd
f'lr the appointment of the executors
named therein. There will be a hear
ing, upon said petition nt mv office In
the Court House In the City of I'lntts
month, CasH County, Nebraska, nt ten
o'clock a. in. on the first day of March
IHH'I, nnd all object Inns thereto must
be filed prior to said hour, nnd nt mild
time Kuril orders will be made In lie
premises ns tln Court limy deem Just
Allen .!. Itec.on.
I. O. l'wvr.
J. Ii. Green of I ';!;!" was lu the city
Inst hi. -lit being it guest lit thr JVr
Entertains for Miss Teepmlen.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Douglass was the scene of much mer
riment and frolic Saturday evening
when their daughters, Misses Vesta
and Marie entertained a number of
their friends in honor of Miss Grace
Teegarden of Weeping Water.
The rooms were attractively aeco
rated with little hatchets and a col
or scheme of red, white and blue,
commemorating the birthday of
Washington. The principal amuse
ment was derived from progressive
high five and was entered Into with
much Interest and enthusiasm. Miss
Luclle Gass succeeded in capturing
the king prize. Refreshments, char
acteristic of the occasion were then
served and at a late hour the guests
dispersed voting the hostesses de
Those who enjoyed the Sllsses
Douglass hospitality were Misses
Hallie Parmele, Ellen Pollock, Helen
Clark, Madallne Miner, Luclle Gass,
Mildred Cummlngs, Catherine Dovey,
Messrs. Geo. Dovey, Linn Miner,
Clarence Statts, Fred Mann, Wayne
Dixon, Frank Cloldt nnd Earl Hass-ler.
Card of Thanks.
For tho many kind acts of sympa
thy shown us during the brief illness
and denth of our beloved husband
and father, wo desire to return our
Mrs. Herman Herold.
Otto F. Herold.
Mrs. W. R. Skinner.
Mrs. A. IC. Fltt.
Miss Freda Herold.
Penlli of Sister.
Mrs. Geo. Ilibl departed Sunday
for Oklahoma where she was called
by the uucxpeilcd and sail news of
the death of her sister Mrs. M.imirel
Pappo. No particulars had been r -eelved
ns to the cause ef her death,
'he message nu re Ktallni.' Iliat she
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