The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 11, 1909, Image 1
m' "tat. Hlltori l Soc. l&latonrioutb omml be SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXVI11 rLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA. MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 190it NO 75 3 HAYWARD'S PET PHRASE The Republican State Commit tee Sending Out Payne-Ald-rich "Stuff" to the Dis gust of Editors. On account of the fact that the press bureau of the Republican state committee has apparently inclined toward the standpat side of the tar iff controversy in its .selection of newspaper clippings sent out in the form of a weekly bulletin, some of tke progressive Republican papers in the state are not making use of the material furnished them. While the bulk of the matter refers to state issues and the candidates for state officer, some extracts on the tariff are quoted, and these seem to be unformly in defense of the Payne-Aldrich bill. The Lincoln News (Rep.) says that Chairman Hayward's pet phrase, "near Republican," as applied to members of the party who have seen fit to criticise that piece of legis lation, is occasionally found in these articles. The effect has been to of fend the editors of progressive news papers who took a leading part in the movement for state reforms three years ago and have constantly up held the protective doctrine, but who do not accept the Payne-Aldrich bill as one which harmonizes with it. The editors are standing by the party ticket in spite of the affront offered them, but they do not relish hav ing the guns of the organization turned upon them from state head quarters. The compiler of the press bulletins is Frank E. Helvey of Nebraska City, a politician of the standpat school who has been appointed to the fed eral office of census supervisor for the First Nebraska district. He is performing this work for the state committee in spite of an order by President Taft that nobody connect od with the taking of the census should have anything whatever to do with anv nolitical organization. It is SCENES EN ROUTE Correspondence Letter From Charles D. Grimes Sojourning in Texas. Waco, Texas, Oct. 3, 1909. Par sons Is the division point of the M., K. & T., and is essentially a rail road town. The main shops, the general storehouse and the real es sential elements of the railroad are centered here, where the line names are the euphonlstic as the In dian language. There is Chetopa and Muscogee, and Atoka and Big Cabin, and one can't tell near all, but each is either Indian In its nature, or the English translation thereof. And at each station now the aborigine appears not many full bloods, but mostly quarter and eighth bloods, some of the latter so near white that only an expert can tell the difference. They have the wanderlust of their white brethren, and delight to get on the train and "go somewhere." They make a good race of people and, unlike the negro, the mixed blood has produced bene- WHY HAS SHERIFF NOT FILED REPORT? An Accountant Employed to In vestigate Books and Learn the Reason if Possible. to St. Louis and to ncial resulU as a rule. Some of the understood that the material he pre pares each week has the approval of Chairman Hayward before it Is mail ed out to the Republican press. Five bulletins in all have been distributed. One of the clippings given a pro minent place is taken from the Plattsmouth News-Herald and treats the whole subject of tariff revision as free trade in disguise. It says that the demand for revision within the Republican party was inspired by Democratic newspapers which pretended to be Republican. This is the paper owned by Former Con gressman Pollard of Nehawka, who is seeking another nomination next year. Secretary Barnard was the only officer of the Republican state com mittee present at headquarters this morning when a reporter called. He said the preparation of the press matter did not come under his su pervision, but though there had been no studied effort to favor one faction in the tariff controversy. He sup posed the aim was to send out an assortment of clippings which would uphold the tenets of the party gen erally and help its candidates. Re publican editors, Barnard stated, are not under obligation to use the material provided them unless they consider it suitable. Editors who .do not endorse the Payne-Aldrich bill are insisting that the state committee should keep hands off in the matter and let the sentiment of the party determine what attitude shall be taken a year hence, when the tariff will be an Is sue. They do not ask that literature favoring their own views be circulat ed from headquarters but object to having standpat doctrine promulgat- j eu wiruugu iuc itaiij iiiuuiicio, Jiew Minister at Wabash. The new pastor of the M. E. j church at Wabash, Rev. W. B. Cor Is, will, next Sunday evening ftreach upon the subject, "Death and Afterwards." ' At the last serv ice in this church much interest was i evidenced by the large congregation piesent, and it Is expected that there will be an equally good attendance ext Sunday. Mr. Cornish is a young pan recently from New Jersey, and Is a student of Wesleyan university. The subject of the morning sermon will be "Consecration.". All are cor dially Invited to be present and those who come will be warmly wel comed. It is Intended to make the service throughout the fall and win ter bright, brief and breezy. Weeping Water Republican. Rev. Cornish preached at Mynard and Eight Mile Grove churches be fore Koine to Wabash for several Months, and his congregations were very much pleased with his work. The church at Wabash is fortunate la his location there. They will find aim a young man of high moral standing, and a preacher of consld able ability. The Revival Meetings. Last night at the big tent, near the court house, there was a good crowd in attendance and a good time was had, Rev. R. G. Dungan being present, though the meetings were conducted as usual by Rev. Wilhite and the singing by Mr. Tuckerman. Two additions were obtained, mak ing the entire number thus far nlnty flve, with prospects for being great ly over 100 before the meetings close with the services of Sunday even lng. The subject for this evening will be the "Problem of Life and Their Solution." by the Rev. Wil hite. This is a Bermon which none should miss who can in any way find it possible to attend. These meet Ings have been a source of much good for the city of Plattsmouth, and all should appreciate them to that extent that they give this able and eloquent minister a good audi ence at every occasion. Come, every one tonight, and hear an excellent address. Continue Their Journey. From Frlday'i Dally. Rev. R. G. Dungan ana wiie came it last evening from Mitchell, Neb., and visit with friends in this city ver night and attended the tent meeting, departing this morning for Des MolneB, where they will visit for a few days with the parents of Rev Dungan before departing for the na tional convention of the Christian church to be held at Pittsburg, Pa., next week. Mr. and Mr3. Dungan are looking well, and Rev. Dungan tolls us that he has a homestead near the place where he Is preaching. He Is very enthusiastic regarding the ountry there, and thinks there Is no place just llko Scotts Bluff county. Mr. Isaac Wiles and wife and Luke Wiles and wlfo and little daughter will depart for rittsburg, Pa., to morrow, where they will vibit the onvcntlon of the Christian church. They will visit over the east to a great extent while away. Nothing of a Business Nature. F. Frazier, postal inspector for this district, and living in Omaha, was a visitor in the city last even lng, returning to Omaha thia morn lng. He protested that his visit at this time had nothing of a business nature about it, which we can take with a grain of salt. This Is the Banie fellow who some time since bad such a time getting to this place to spend Sunday with a charming young lady, and had to come on a hand car from Pacific Junction, and In a hard rain. Missouri Hanauiias. J. C. York presented to ye editor yesterday with several Missouri ban anas, or in other words pawpaws His father-in-law sent up a half bushel from Watson, Mo., and know lng the fondness of a Mlssourlan for this celebrated fruit brought us a few Mr. York has our thanks for thu reminding us of our younger days when we delighted In gathering the Missouri banana from tho bush about the same time that perslm mons were ripe, and how we relished both. branches off Kansas City. For the train I was on there was a brief twenty-minute stop for supper, and I regaled my self with a real meal. Usually one cannot commend eating house meals, but this was an exception. For 50 cents one enjoyed a feast, plenty to eat and excellently prepared. The bill of fare included real spring chicken, vintage of 1909, and por terhouse steak with all necessary side dishes. The service was prompt and the young women who passed the soup and the hard-boiled eggs were fair to gaze upon, hence the better appetite. I ate a good meal and was tempted to tip the waitress then, being still in Kansas, I was afraid of violating a law of some kind and restrained myself. I paid at the bar excuse me, the cashier's desk, and ambled out to the train just as the conductor cheerily bawl ed out "All aboard." When I had left the car to go to the dining room I had deposited a valise in my seat to hold same until my return and I march ed back serenely confident I could prove my property and demand Its return. I found my grip, but It had been set in front of an inside seat, while the chair I had occupied held a blonde young woman In a gray Jacket, who had her head out of the window and was conversing with an other young woman on the station platform. I paused and sized up the situation in fear and trembling. In tne cnair nenina sat tne young woman in the open-work box with er lynx-like eye on me, and I was almost afraid to say anything lest this newly-come young woman did as she had and sternly rebuked me. patiently waited until the train had left the station, and I knew the Parsons police couldn't get me, when I timidly Inquired of the oionae young woman lr she was lone and whether the seat next to her was occupied or not. She grat Ifled me by stating It was not and volunteered to give up my seat next the window, which I, of course, gal laniiy reruBea to nsien to. I saw the young woman behind was visibly shocked over the proceedings, and I was deeply grateful. Yes, I was tickled to have been able to score one on the person who had so hurail iated me and more than ever grate ful that she had turned me down for the new divinity was what Is commonly known as a "peach." Tall, with handsome, well developed form, shoulders about three feet across more or less and a fine, full, healthy face, gray eyes and a luxurious growth of splendid golden hair. She had the ancient ruin in the back seat backed off the boards, And she had some sense, also My efforts to be entertaining met with a ready response and by the time Oklahoma was reached we were the best of friends. She was going to Dallas to visit friends, and clear Into that town wo . rode together, and a pleasanter trip one could not well make, I told her of the way the ancient lady to the rear had turned me down, which vastly amused her. Also I told her what thought of such conduct, which amused her more. She turned out to be an employe in the supply de partment of the Katy and a young lady who lived In the country near Parsons. A delightful conversation 1st, an entertaining and pleasant traveling companion, she has the grateful thanks of a weary pilgrim Parsons Is a real city. It is well lighted, with a splendid system of water works and a street car system of recent completion. Like all south weBtcm towns it has had an amaz ing growth In the past few years. Tho Katy shops have boon recently enlarged and rebuilt and tho store house has alHO been enlarged. It Is the mainstay of the town, but there Is a fine farming country about here also. As In all other places, how ever, the drouth has gotten in Its work and crops are short. A few miles south of Parsons and we enter the land of the Indian the Btate of Oklahoma. And the There has been so much said about the law which compels county of ficials to make quarterly reports to hrlehtest minds of the .auntrv have sprung from this cross of the white the county commissioners, and why American with the red. One strlk- the commissioners ordered Sheriff lng example is Senator Robert Owen Quinton to make out his Beveral of Oklahoma and Senator Curtis of quarterly rpport8 that we pr,nt Kansas, both Intellectually the peer of the pure blood white. As one crosses the Oklahoma line he encounters that peculiarly south ern institution, the "Jim Crow" law. Separate cars for negroes and whites are required and one has but to see this law In working order to give it his unqualified endorsement. It has proven beneficial to both races wher ever It has been tried. The rights of both are safeguarded and a Be vere penalty is provided for the white who seats himself in the negro cat, as well ns for the negro who Invades the white's car. And not alone are the persons at fault tnnnH-xil lnf otcn rnllrnafl prim. I . - . ' , , and after tho 6th day of April, 1907, imny iieriiuuing il, unu u euu uv seen the law is enforced to the letter. To my mind the law is better also, n that it protects both races from annoyance. Those among the whites who object to associating with the negro are protected, while the negro below the resolution which was pre sented to the board, which no doubt was the reason for that body's action In the matter: STATE OF NEBRASKA, County of Cass, ss. Whereas, Carrol D. Quinton ia the duly elected, qualified and acting sheriff of the County of Cass and State of Nebraska, and has been such ever since tho 6th day of April, 1907; and, Whereas, There was a law duly passed by the legislature of the State of Nebraska, In the year 1907, and approved by the governor of the state and in full force and effect from relative to the fees of the office of sheriff in this state and tho making of quarterly reports of all fees earned ana collected, which contained the following proviso, towlt Provided, further, That the sheriff shall, on the first Tuesday in Jan- in his turn Is protected against in- unry, April, July and October of each suit and injury from the white. Of course, when the law was first put into operation there was trouble at the towns with the large negro pop ulation, but time has worn this away, and it Is now generally ac cepted as a wise law. , CHARLES GRIMES. year, make a report to the board of county commissioners or supervisors under oath showtng the different items of fees except mileage collected or earned, from whom, at what time and for what service, and the total amount of fees collected or earned by such officer since the last report and also the amount collected or earned for the current year, and he shall then pay all fees earned to the comi ty treasurer; and Whereas, Tho provisions of the portion of said law quoted above have not been coirmlleii with hv nnl.l Carrol D. Quinton; there, Be It Resolved, by the board of county commissioners of the County of Cass, In the State of Nebraska, In session this 5th day of October, 1909, at Plattsmouth, Neb., That we forthwith employ an expert account ant to carefully examine and check the records of the several courts of this county, the fee book of the said sheriff and other records showing any nnd all fees earned or collected by said sheriff, and all bills and re ceipts rendered by said sheriff to the board of county commissioners of this county for any and all services performed by Bald sheriff since the taking effect of tho law above quoted and referred to ami that said expert accountant report his findings to this board Immediately after making the same. FACING A PROPHESY Wants the Job, Postmaster Smith has been made the victim of his enemies, who want to dictate the appointment of his successor. Plattsmouth Journal. Tho warm. Dr. R. H. Rhoden's Death at Fremont Prophesied Three Months Ago. In apparent fulfillment of a clenth prophecy, made to him three months ago, Dr. R. H. Rhoden faced his end, postofflce fight Is waxing from a (iPadIv affection of tho heart It may be that the candl- ast njght, The physician had been auu-a are a uuiu previous in uic to(j WUen first he found that an matter of petitions. There has been ailment was upon him and consulted no thorough Investigation or the two fal0us specialists In Omaha, charges, and It may bo that they are that no probably would not live out trumped up. But evidently some of the aspirants believe In the early worm theory. Plattsmouth Journnl. We don't believe there is a per son In Plattsmouth or anywhere else who knows Postmaster C. H. Smith but deeply regret that any such charges should be made against him as have been published in all the state daily papers. His many friends sincerely trust that there Is nothing to tne cnarges that cannot be ex plained to the satisfaction of the de partment. We fall to see, however, wherein he haa been made the vic tim of his enemies. If Mr. Smith Is guilty of wrong it Is no fault of his enemies. Because a man cornea out with a petition It does not neces sarily mean that they are his ene mles. If Mr. Smith is ousted it stands to reason the new appointee three months. Tho Drs. Mayo diag nosed Dr. Rhoden's caso nnd gave him a hopeless verdict at that time, pronouncing his affliction hardening of the aorta. Following the prediction of his end Dr. Rhoden returned to Fremont and continued In the active practice of his profession, never Bpeaklng a word of his affliction. He appeared for weeks afterward to be In perfect health, and with It, showed apparent buoyancy. The only sign of ailment was the gradual Ions of weight and a scarce ly perceptible pallor which grew steadily to the approaching crisis. From a title and hearty man of over 200 pounds In weight, the physician wasted away to a weight of about 150 pounds. Two weeks ago the dia ls the one who is Johnny on the eaHe firBt beRan t0 t,Knten 118 grlp- ana us viciun was rorcea 10 remain spot. Weeping Water Republican. Election Proclamation. Governor Shallenbcrger has Issued an election proclamation. If the non-partlBan Judiciary law had been upheld by the supreme court this duty would not have been necessary, but under the law as it exists the governor ia required to Issue a pro clamatlon and get It into the hands of county clerka twenty days before the general election. The governor's proclamation la dated October 1, but pending the receipt of printed copies, it was not announced. The proclamation Is very brief, as fol lows: Under and by virtue of the author ity vested In me by the provisions of section eleven (11) of chapter twenty-six (26) of the compiled sta tutes of Nebraska for tho year 1909, entitled "elections," I, Ashton C, Shallenberger, governor of the state In bed. During the past three days the physician rapidly has grown worse to the point where his death last night was given as possibly a matter of hours. Only the members of his fam lly and the two attending physicians, Dr. Martin and Dr. Allison of Omaha, were permitted to enter the patient's room. Up to 2 o'clock this morning Dr. Rhoden lingered In the same con dltlon. The above is from the Fremont Dally Herald of Thursday morning, and the Dr. Rhoden referred to Is brother of Don and G. W. Rhoden, who live In and near Murray, and grew to manhood In Cass county The Journal regrets Dr. Rhoden's fatal Illness, and hopes for tho best The Herald of Friday morning con tains the following, which Indicates thero Is no possible hope for the doc tor's recovery; No special change was reported In The "BIr Six" (invention. Six big subjects for six big men. Two big days of big things at the ninth annual convention of the Cass county Sunday School association, to be held at Elm wood, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 26 and 27. The officers of the county association are making great plans for this meeting, and wlde-awako Sunday school peo ple are looking forward to it with a great deal of anticipation. The out side talent for the program Includes such names as Dr. J. M. Kersey, pas tor Frist chunh of Omaha; also state superintendent of teacher training for Nebraska; Dr. Fletcher Slsson of First church, Nebraska City; J. M. Merrill, also one of the state of ficers; Byron Beat, the whirlwind of Lincoln, Neb.; C. H. Lewis, the new state secretary, and last but by no means least, MIhs Margaret Brown of Grand Island, the new expert su perintendent of elementary work lu the state. TheBe Hpeakers are all new on the convention platform of this country. The program commit tee haa selected them with great care and reference to their special fitness for the subjects which they will handle. Such an array of tal ent has scarcely ever been brought to a single county convention, and it only by reason of fortunate cir cumstances that they have been se cured. In view of this, we most earnestly urge upon all Sunday schools of the county to send large and representative delegations to this convention, especially those who are looking towards larger and better things in the Sunday school field. The best local talent In the county will also be engaged on this program and the most progressive workers la the county will aid by their council and presence. The convention will begin on Tuesday at 1 p. m. and close with the evening session on Wednes day. Tho six big subjects that will occupy the main numbers of the pro gram are: Teacher training, mis sionary, temperance, elementary, In termediate and adult. Elmwood had provided free entertainment for all delegates. Send namea early to L. A. Chapman, Elmwood. Neb. of Nebraska, do hereby issue my pro- clamatlon declaring that on Tuesday, Dr. Rhoden's condition last night ex tho 2d day of November, A. D., 1909, flt that he had had a llttlo better there will be an election held at the "Ight Wednesday, and consequently usual places of voting in said state showed a trifle more strength and vl for tho letelon nf tho following of- tallty during part of yesterday. He fleers, towlt: Three Judges of the M" critically sick mnn, and it ia re supreme court; two regentB of the Hably stated by those attending him state university; one regent of the thftt he physician s chances for re state unlveraltT to fill vacatcy. covery are very slim Explain Himself. The articles that have appeared In t ho Lincoln Journal nnd other papers might lead tho public to be lieve that I am carrying bouio per son's money nround in my pocket and refusing to glvo It up. In Jus tice to my family, my friends and myself I an prompted to say that tho government has always received every cent belonging to It, and I do not owe an employe In this office one penny, and I have not a single penny of any person's money that I have obtained wrongfully. C. II. SMITH.