The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 07, 1909, Image 1
fl Soe. moutb journal. be SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXVI11 PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOHEK 7, WOb NO 71 Platte DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES Those Asking for Votes on Their Record as Citizens and Ex cellent Qualities for Office Following is a brief mention of the Democratic candidates to be voted for at the election on Tueseday, No vember 2. Read over the list and see If they are not good enough for you to vote for. They are all first-class men In every particular and no one can question their character as citi zens nor their qualifications to fill the office for which they are candi dates: . . For County Clerk. At "the head of the ticket stands the name of D. C. Morgan for coun ty clerk. This gentleman was reared in Cass county and from boyhood up has always borne a name for honesty and integrity among his fellowmen. In whatever business pursuits he has had an eye only to the best interests of his employer. As deputy county clerk no person who had business with that office ever went away with out he could speak a good word for Clell Morgan as a most clever gentle man, and one who is abundantly fitted for the position for which he is a candidate. The voters of Cass county, irrespective or politics, vote for the best men, and in this Instance they are bound to support D. C. Mor gan. For Treasurer. There is but little use to say even a word in behalf of Frank E. Schlater for the second term, so acceptably to the people of Cass county has he filled the office of county treasurer that his name has become a house hold word in almost every home In Cass county. Frank Schlater was born and reared In Cass county, and every one who knows him speaks In glowing terms of his excellent man hood and how efficiently he has look ed after the interests of the taxpay ers of the county. His record as county treasurer i3 one of the best ever made, and he should be re elected because he has proved to be an efficient and faithful servant of the people of his native county. For County Judge. M. Archer is a pioneer settler of Cass county, and has lived in Platts mouth many years, and no one can say ought against him as an honest, upright citizen. He has been a prac ticing attorney for a number of years and is well versed in all the essentials that go to make up an efficient coun ty Judge. He is an old citizen and he schould be honored with an elec tion to the position for which he Is so abundantly able to fill. For Sheriff. Ed. S. Tutt, the Democratic candi date for sheriff, is a young man born and reared In Cass county. His father is a pioneer of Cass county, an hon est and upright citizen, and no better man ever drew the breath of life than hta son Ed. He served two years as denuty under Sheriff John D. Mc- Bride, and therefore has already had considerable experience in this line. Mr.. Tutt la very popular among the people who know him, and we will guarantee that if he Bhould be elected for the first and second terms he will not ask for the third. County Superintendent. For county superintendent of Bchools, the present incumbent, Miss Install Officers, riattsmouth council No. 379 last night held their annual Installation of officers. President C. H. Smith presided during the transaction of the routine business, and appointed Past President Dr. C. A. Marshall, national president, to conduct the in stallation ceremony. Dr. Marshall filled all the chairs with national of ficers, to whom the retiring officers surrendered the regalia of the order. The persons inducted Into office were J. E. Douglas, president; R. B. Windham, vice president; Mrs. Whalen, second vice president; Miss Hermla Windham, prelate; Mrs. Duke, conductor; Edith Buzell, financier; Wade Windham, corre sponding secretary; Joseph Polrler, guard. After the Installation ceremony was carried out, the lodge adjourned and refreshments were served. There Mary E. Foster, is a candidate for re election. That she has filled the po sitlon with credit to herself and the schools of Cass county no one can successfully dispute. She has been very attentive to her official dutiese, and so well has she pleased all who are interested in the schools of the county, that they will vote to retain her for the second term. She was reared in Cass county and educated In state institutions of learning. For Register 01 needs. In the person of Andrew J. Sny der we have another young man who Is asking to be elected to office In the county of his birth. Andy Snyder was educated In the common schools, and has applied himself in all that will go to qualify him for the office of register of deeds. He has followed farming most of his time, and is high ly respected by all who know him. lie is making a thorough canvass of the county, and is making friends in all sections. He is one of the clev erest men in the world, and this goes very far in the make-up of an ef ficient and faithful county official. County Surveyor. Fred Patterson, our candidate for surveyor, is a pioneer resident of Cass county, and versed himself In the art of surveying when a young man, and in years gone by has done consider able work in that line, and still sur veys some for old friends occasional ly. Mr. Patterson Is about as well qualified for surveyor as any one in the county, and should be elected. He Is a nice, genial gentleman, and we are very positive that if elected he will fill the bill to perfection. For Coroner. E. Ratnour of Weeping Water is our candidate for coroner, and we take the liberty of saying that we don't believe there is a more compe tent man in the county to fill the of fice of county coroner. He has been In the undertaking business for many years, is an elegant gentleman, and he should be elected because he is so well fitted for the office. He was a candidate two years ago, and came within a very few votes of being elected. County Commissioner. One of the best men in Cass coun ty is George P. Meisinger, candidate for commissioner. He belongs to one of the largest and most respected families in the county. None of the Meisingers ever asked for an office, and it was with the hardest work that George P. could be prevailed upon to run for one of the most Im portant positions In the gift of the people of the county. The people need a man upon that board of the ability of Mr. Meisinger, and if elec ted this paper will guarantee that the interests of all will be looked after, with no special privileges to any fa vorite. City Assessor. The Democrats made no mistake when they nominated E. P. Ruffner for city assessor. Mr. Ruffner under stands assessing property as well as any man in Cass county, having at times served as assistant assessor, The people know his excellent quali fications for this position, and. of course.'wlll support him. were about forty members present and participated in the meeting. A resolution was adopted by the order to call on the owner of the hall for damage done to the piona belonging to the local council during the Red Men a dance, held in the hall since the last meeting of the council Three applications for membership were acted on favorably by the coun cil. Returns From Hospital. Henry Hirz, Jr., went to Omaha this morning to bring home the young man, Peter Hoerr, from the hospital, where he has been for two weeks recovering from an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Hoerr has made a speedy recovery, having taken the disease two weeks ago last Saturday, and was operated on the following Monday. ATTEMPT AT MURDER Some New Evidence in Shooting Last Friday Night at Jesse Blunt's. ... There have been some new de velopments in the shooting affair chronicled in these columns Satur day evening. A Journal representa tive visited the scene of the shoot ing and looked over the ground since writing the former article. There is unmistakable evidence of a shot hav ing been fired from the front of Mr. Blunt's residence. The hole In the screen, the plastering off the wall near where he said he sat, and the broken wlndown pain In the adjoin ing room, and the Imprint of the bullet in the storm sash where it lodged are all there as represented. There are some facts which were not evident when the former article was written, at least not understood by the writer. The chief of police found the blood stained handkerchief on the ground in the orchard, where it was supposed the body of a man had lain in the grass the next morning. The neighbors heard the shots fired, or rather two rifle cracks a small one first and a larger one but a few se conds after. Blunt's gun was a gov ernment 32-20, while the ball found in the sash was a .22. There was but one loaded shell In Blunt's gun and the second attempt to shoot showed him that his magazine was empty. He then ran to the nearest neighbor's and secured a gun, and the neighbor went with him back to the Blunt residence. He then went to Mr. Wynn's and phoned for the po lice. There is no blood stains on the grass where the body of the wound ed man is supposed to have lain, near where the handkerchief was found. It seems that Mr. Blunt and the neighbor think there were two per sons Interested, as it would have been impossible for the man who fired the shot from the point he is supposed to have stood to have climbed the hill and gotten as far back of the house In the time it took Blunt to get his rifle and shoot. Death of Mrs. V. O. McDonald. Died, September 27, 1909, at her home in this city, at 3:30 a. m. of paralysis, Mrs. Zoe McDonald, aged 31 years 2 months and 25 days. Mrs. McDonald, whose maiden name was Miss Zoe Clifford, was born n Plattsmouth, Ne,b., July 2, 1878. She was married to Charles McDon ald in this city March 10, 1895. Mrs. McDonald had been ailing for about two weeks, but was not con sidered dangerous until Friday noon. She was sitting up when she told her husband that she felt dizzy, and he assisted her to her room and she had no sooner been placed In bed when she received a paralytic stroke. She never spoke from that time, although she was perfectly rational to the last. Zoe Clifford grew up from child hood In Louisville and was the eld est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Clifford. She was beloved by all for her gentle disposition and noble character. She leaves to mourn her a hus band and four little boys, George, aged 14; Richard, aged 12; Man ford, aged 6, and Clifford, aged 3, besides a father and mother, two sis ters and three brothers. The funeral occurred from the M. E. church at 2 o'clock Tuesday after noon, conducted by Rev. George M Jones, assisted by Elder G. W. May field, and the remains were follower to their last resting place in River View cemetery by a large gathering of sympathizing relatives and friends ueain, inaeea, seems sad even when the aged person who has lived the alloted time of three score years and ten, but doubly so when a young mother In the very prime of her life s taken from her little children, who so much need a mother's care and protection. Yet Death is no respector of persons. All that Is born must die. Among the out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mrs Martha O Nell, grandmother of the deceased; James, Henry and Charles O'Nell and Mrs. Emma O'Neil-Slmon of Logan, la., and Mr. and Mrs Frank Killpack of Neola, la. Loute vllle Courier. The voters of Cass county are go Ing to demonstrate they appreciate meritorious services by re-electing Frank Schlater county treasurer by a handsome majority. Here's our. hat off to Schlater, one of the best ever Lincoln Herald. Ik-nth of Little Hoy. J. E. Douglas received a message from his brother, Dr. G. G. Douglass of Cortland, that the doctor's little son Lei and died at Excelsior Springs, Mo., yesterday morning. The little fellow had been ailing for some time, but was not thought Beriously 111. About a week ago his parents took hlin to Excelsior Springs to see if the change would not benefit him. The funeral will take place at Elmwood tomorrow. ALMOST A MIXYP Brandies and Wattles Wax Indignant Over Strike Controversy. At a conference of business men of Omaha last Saturday with the street car officials the strike situa tion was under consideration, and the discussion had waxed warm. Right at this point the Interference of. mutual friends Is all that pre vented a mix-up between Emil Bran dels of the J. L. Brandeis company and President Wattles of the traction company. Brandeis had Insisted that the strike was hurting business, and that if he would make a few minor concessions, he (Wattles) could set tle the strike within an hour. One word brought on another, and at last Wattles intimated that Brandeis warped tho truth. This was more than Brandeis would stand, and rls- ng to his feet, he made a pass at Wattles, missing him by a few inches. The two men squared off, prepara tory to coming together. Friends came to the rescue, and led the bel ligerents away. As a parting shot Brandeis re marked that he was going to New York shortly, and that he would see that there was a new president of the Omaha Street Railway company, pro viding his influence counted for any thing. , Friends of the two men have tried to prevent the mix-up from becom ing public property, but it has leaked out, and tonight it is the talk of the town. At the County Farm. J. H. Tarns, superintendent of the county farm, was in the city this morning in quest of Louis Worrborn, one of his charges, who is not Just right In the upper story. Louis made his escape last night and no one knows where he went. He was dressed in ordinary working clothes and Is a man about 45 years of age. Mr. Tarns says this has been a very good year for the farm. That he marketed a car load of apples last week and has another almost ready to ship. He will get $400 out of the fruit this year. He has thrashed 450 bushels of wheat and 650 bushels of oata. Most of this grain will be mar keted, as he has enough wheat In the mill from last year's crop to last the county family for a year. There are fourteen inmates at this time, nine men and five women, nearly all Infirm from age. The farm is well stocked with cattle and hogs and horses suf flcient to work the land. Everybody connected with the Institution seems satisfied, and affairs seem to be work ing smoothly. En Ever Welcome Visitor. Ex-Sheriff John D. McBride and family came down Saturday evening and were the guests of relatives in the city until Sunday evening, where they returned to their home In South Omaha, where Mr. McBride is con nected with one of the commission firms. It does one good to gaze upon Mack's good-natured contenance, and no one ever gets a warmer welcome In Plattsmouth. He was sheriff of Cass county two terms, and run the third time against his own desire, and was defeated by the present in cumbent by less than forty majority on the third term proposition, which he Is now endeavoring to work upon the people himself. Visiting Old Neighbor and Friends, Fred W. Dreeson, who, with his family, of near Unadllla, Otoe coun ty, have been visiting relatives and friends in this vicinity for the past week, gave the Journal a call Satur day. Mr. DreeRon removed from near Plattsmouth several years ago where he purchased a farm, and we are pleased to say, is prospering. He lives in a good section of Otoe coun ty, and is surrounded by an excellent community, and he and his family are well pleased with their surround ings. The Journal Is always pleased to note the prosperity of Ita frienas, TO BE DECAPITATED The Edict Has Gone Forth That Post master Smith Must Step Down. The following is taken from the Lincoln Journal of this morning: "Senator Burkett has been notified from Washington that he Is to rec ommend a successor to Chester H. Smith, postmaster at Plattsmouth, which is taken to mean that Mr. Smith has been, or is to be dismissed at once. Mr. Smith was recently in dicted by the federal grand jury for having received part of the pay of his assistant, amounting between Sep tember of 1903 and Sept. of 1906 to $1,395.83. In the indictment of the grand Jury he Is charged with em bezzlement. "Mr. Smith is a pioneer settler of Cass county and has been postmaster for twelve years. He was appointed first by Judge J. B. Strode when he wns in congress from the First dis trict, and h.ia been continued under each succeeding administration. The trial of the case has not come off as yet, but It Is supposed the depart ment will not wait until the termina tion of the case before demanding his resignation. "Several Plattsmouth Republicans are fishing for the place. II. A. Schneider, Republican committeeman from his district on the state com mittee, has many backers. Frank Murphy is another citizen of the city who would not. refuse the stipend of $2,100 a year. Ex-Judge J. A. Doug Ins has a following, and two or three others are sub-rosa making stren uous efforts to Impress the Nebraska senators with their fitness for the place. Cinee Congressman Magulre of the First district is a Democrat the selection of postmasters falls to the wo senators, who must both sign the recommendation. The Murphy referred to above is Tom Murphy, a young man who was reared in Plattsmouth, and the Doug las referred to is former County Judge J. E. Douglas. Both are dyed- n-the-wool Republicans, and the for mer has never Held an official posi tion of any kind, but Is thoroughly competent to fill the bill. Anliciputiag the resignation of Postmaster C. II. Smith at Platts mouth, or his removal from office as a result of the federal court indict ment brought against him for with holding part of an employe's salary, several candidates for the place are already in the field working up sup port through petitions and endorse ments, says the Lincoln News. Re ports brought to Lincoln by Platts mouth residents that the competition has become unusually keen to land the appointment. H. A. Schneider, Judge J. E. Douglas and Tom E. Murphy are all working for It, and the prospects are that one or two others will get into the race. Up to this time, Smith has not shown any Intention of quitting and no move has been made to oust him. He is serving his third term as post master, having been first named eleven years ago on the recommenda tion of J. B. Strode, who was then congressman. George L. Farley, for merly editor of a Plattsmouth news paper and superintendent of schools for Cass county, tried to get the post- office after Smith had had it for two terms, but was unsuccessful. It is supposed Farley will take advantage of the present situation to make a bid for it. The Plattsmouth office Is of the second class and pays a salary of $2,- 100 a year, making it a plum suf ficient to arouse the appetites of local politicians. All of the men who want to succeed Smith have been more or less prominent in the politics of the city and county. Schneider is at pres ent holding the office of register of deeds and has served as chairman of the Republican central committee He Is the First district member of the state executive committee, appointed by Chairman Hayward, and may get the latter's endorsement for the post mastership. Douglas was once coun ty Judge and Murphy was secretary of the county commltteo for one or two years. Farley, as before stated, was a member of the county office holding regime at one time. Mrs. Asher Clark of Lob Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Ed. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Job. Droege and Mrs. Scotten drove down near Murray la8t Friday, where they spent a pleasant afternoon with Grandma Daniher. Slight Altercation. Two young men got into a mix up Saturday night in the Jamison pool hall over the ability of one of them (Ry. McFarland) to pick apples with speed. The timekeeper at the Rundle Co. apple packing establishment was in a game of billiards when Mc Farland entered the hall, and the trouble started, which resulted in the other landing on McFarland's head with a cue. A slight gash was cut on McFarland's head, from which the blood flowed rather freely. Tho blow angered McFarland and he made a dash for his assailant, who made a hasty getaway. Some of the by standers persuaded McFarland to go to a doctor's office, but he would not go Inside to have his wound dressed, saying that it did not amount to any thing. NEW HAVE LOCK SHOPS One Hundred Men Employed on Works and Foundation Completed. In reference to tho new shops be ing built, the Sunday Lincoln Jour nal says: "About 100 meu are at work on the new machine shops of the Burlington at Havelock. It is un derstood this force will soon be in creased, the company desiring to get the building under roof before cold , weather conies. Tho workmen have now nearly completed the placing of the foundations, which stand about two feet above the ground level, ami the building will soon be ready for the pressed brick walls. "Thirty cars of brick for the build ing have been unloaded and about fifteen more are on the tracks for un loading. Moro brick Is in transit. Tracks have been laid for the un loading of material. A great deal of steel will be used in the roofing of this structure, the Burlington hav ing bought recently 1,000 tonu of fabricated steel for new buildings at its Nebraska shop plants. "The new machine shop ia to bc fitted with the most modern of ma chinery, much of which will be elec trically driven. When it is placed in commission it will mean a rearrange ment of shop work and much now done in the old shop will be handled in the new. "It Is understood at Havelock that immediately following the comple tion of the machine shop, a three story storehouse will be built and that immediately thereafter other needed shop buildings will be built. General Manager lloldrege, In a re cent address to the Lincoln city coun cil's union depot committee, said that his company is planning to spend be tween $900,000 and $1,000,000 at Havelock. "When tho new buildings are com pleted it will be necessary to make a rearrangement of pnrt of the shop yards, and some of this work may be started soon." Arrogant Power. The Fremont Herald sizes up the Omaha strike about right, as follows: "The exhibition of arrogant power n Omaha on part of the street rail way corporation drives along the de mand for compulsory arbitration The Omaha public is concerned in the matter as much as the laborer or the car company. The question at Omaha Is apparently one of wages, but really one of vengeance on part of the corporation. It says it will teach men who ask for an Increase of wages a lesson. It says It will punish the committee who made the request, and the demand for more wages. It is now willing to con cede some of the demands, but to avoid a settlement of the strike. says the strike Is over, it Is history, and tho company will go right on as It pleases, employing whom it may. In tho meantime the people of Om aha walk to and from their labors, fearing to ride upon the cars, know ing not what moment may develop vlolenco that would injure them. When newspapers and the publio clamor for arbitration, as they are now doing, compulsory arbitration of strikes will become a law, and then we shall see the ending of all such troubles." R. A. Bates, who came up Thurs day morning on business matters, re turned to Kansas City Saturday night. Ills wife will probably be op era ted upon some time thl3 week, and If she recovers sufficiently, ho will como up ngnln one week from Tuesday. Ho will also submit to an other operation this week.