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I DAILY PERSONAL NEWS f
J. II. Iscly, tho Omaha monument
man, whs In tho city yesterday look
ing after business.
M. Erwin of Union, spent yesterday
In the city attending to business mat
ters, coming up from hla home this
Commissioner Swltzer came In last
evening from Weeping Water to be
present at the meeting of the county
Commissioner Chaies Jordan came
la last evening from bis borne at
Alvo, to be present at tho commis
sioners meeting today.
A. P. Hedengren, master carpenter
of the Burlington, spent last night
In the city, departing this morning
for Omaha and the west.
George W. Oliver of Elmwood,
spent yesterday In the city attending
to business, having come in on the
M. P. train yesterday morning.
Cecil Thomas and wife departed
this morning for Rapid City, S. D.,
where they expect to make a visit of
several weeks with relatives and
Jos. Armstrong of Alvo, was a
business visitor in the city yesterday,
coming down on the Schuyler train
yesterday morning and returning in
Pred W. Dawson returned to his
studies at the state university at Lin
coln this morning, after spending the
Christmas vacation In this city with
August Ost of Nehawka, came In
last evening and spent the night In
this city, having business matters
to attend to. Ho was registered at
tho Perkins Hotel.
'Mr. George n. Illackstone of Craig,
Neb., who has been spending a few
days with MIhb Standtleld Jones, re
turned to his studios at the state uni
versity this afternoon.
n. P. Elehelbcrger who conducted
the Holiness meeting Sunday, depart
ed this morning for his home at Ta
lior, in. He was accompanied by Miss
Xlreen who is attending college at that
Mlss Florence McElroy of Lincoln,
spent several days In the city with her
parents, Frank McElroy and wife,
returned to her duties as secretary
to Father nradley at Lincoln this
Walter Herger departed this morn
ing for Milwaukee, Wis., where his
mother is lying critically ill. It Is
o be hoped the young man finds her
much better on his arrival there and
that she may recover from her Indls
ttosition. IjOuIs Jlran, who was injured on
December 10, is still on the relief
not being allowed to return to his
work yet at the paint shop. Mr. Jlran
Is getting along nicely and will
doubtless be able to get to work soon
This Is the hope of his many friends
Fred Fatterson, county surveyor
elect, came In yesterday afternoon
from his home at Rock Bluffs to at
tend to business matters and was a
guest at the PerklnB Hotel over night
He was congratulating himself this
morning on having come up yesterday
and avoiding the blizzard which was
raging this morning.
Frank Slatlnsky, one of Foreman
1'arker's active men at the shops, is
not letting tho cold weather and the
snow worry him. The stork has risen
above Buch mere trifles and has do
Ilvered a fine, bouncing boy baby to
Mr. and Mrs. Slatlnsky, something
which has caused him much pleasure
and which ho properly appreciates.
Mother and child aro reported as do
Harry Mossersrnith Is among those
who are taking an enforced lay off
from his duties at the shops, being
on the sick list.
C. A. Thompson of Grand Forks, S.
D., Is In tho city looking after busi
ness matters, being registered at the
Riley Hotel last evening.
August Tanska, one of tho good
citizens of Cass county from near
Louisville, is spending today in the
city, having come down this morning
on tho Schuyler.
Miss Teresa Hempel is entertaining
her two sisters Mesdames Frank
Hewitt of Atchison, Kas., and Louis
Kline of Omaha, both of whom have
been spending several days with her.
L. C. Anderson has been indisposed
today and Is among those laying off
from hla work today. It Is not be
lieved that his indisposition Is ser
ious, however, and he will likely be
at work soon.
Frank LIbershal Is taking his
breaking in as deputy county clerk
today, being engaged in writing out
warrants for bills allowed by the
county board. Frank Is starting in
like an old timer and bids fair to
make a splendid deputy clerk.
A change is announced In the yard
masters of the Burlington at Paclfla
Junction. Ed. Olson Is placed In
charge of the yard, succeeding E. M.
Lang, former yardmaster. Mr. Lang
Is transferred to Omaha where he
takes one of the yard jobs.
'Grandma" Finney, a most esti
mable lady of this city, Is reported to
be very ill with her chnnces of re-
covery very slight, it Is hoped by
her many friends that she will ex
perience a chnnge for the better and
will soon recover. She Is the mother
of Mrs. Charles Foster of this city.
Joshua Andrews Is among the Bur-
llngton employes who are on the sick
list, he being under the weather and
being unable to work. Ills complaint
Is not thought to be severe, however,
and he will be able to be back to
work within a few days.
Hans Gartleman yesterday suffered
severe InJurloB while at his work at
tho shops, hla foot being badly
bruised by the accidental falling of a
car door upon It. The injury wbb
quite painful and he will be unable
to go to work for sometime with It.
The right foot waa the one affected.
Judge Homer Sullivan, the promi
nent jurist and well known Demo
crat of Droken Dow, was In the city
last evening in connection with the
hearing in the Rayles divorce caae.
Judge Sullivan was detained by a
delayed train and did not get here
until late In the afternoon. ,
Clerk of tho court Kobcrtson today
Issued a warrant for the arrest of one
Samuel Thomas from near Green
wood. Thomas Is charged under the
Inebriate law with being a confirmed
drunkard and It Is sought to have
him committed to the "dope" ward
In the asylum. The hearing will be
Register of Deeds-elect A. J. Sny
der today filed with the county com
missioners the appointment of Mlsa
Florence White as his deputy for the
ensuing four years. Miss White Is a
daughter of tho late Georgo White
and a young lady of exceptional abil
ity. That she will be an excellent as
sistant to Mr. Snyder 1b undisputed
and the result will be an excelleut
administration of the register's office.
Mr. Snyder succeeds H. A.( Schneider
as register of deeds on next Thursday
.1. T. .M'.cusv.orth, a lawyer of Lin
"While attending tho U.iitcd States
circuit court for the tiisirict of Kan
as at Leavenworth for three or four
lays this week I learned considerable
regarding the enforcement or rather
non-enforcement of the prohibitory
liquor law of that state. Leavenworth
is now in the second year of her ex
perience under the commission form
of government, and the city appears
io ue prosperous, aim in me uianer
of public improvements is in appar
ently a better condition than at any
time during the last twenty-five years,
for which period I have been ac
quainted with its history. In the
matter of the enforcement of the
law against the sale of intoxicating
liquors, the condition is deplorable
and seems the more so possibly be
cause of the impression that the peo
ple elsewhere generally have that the
law Is being strictly enforced in that
"Within two blocks of the business
center of the city I saw four 'joints,'
as such places are called In that state
where Intoxicating liquors were being
Bold without any attempt whatever at
concealment except that the room In
which such sales were being made
was In the rear of another room which
fronted on the street and which ap
parently was a cigar store.
"Tuesday of the present week was
the soldiers' pay day and the city in
the evening and night of that day, In
the vicinity of the 'joints' referred to,
was the scene of more drinking and
drunkenness than Leavenworth could
have rivalled In her palmiest of ante
bellum days. Between the houra of
5 o'clock on Tuesday evening and 3
o'clock on Wednesday morning the
'Joints' In question were filled with
men of all grades and descriptions
and a constant stream of them was
flowing In, and out of these places in
a fashion that resembled a bargain
sale. On Tuesday night before the
hour of 10 o'clock I saw not less than
twenty drunken men upon the Btreet,
some of them so drunk that they
could not avoid colliding with people
whom they met.
"During the forepart of the night
the police of the city attempted to
arrest a drunken soldier because of
some altercation between him and a
private citizen. About one hundred
soldiers from the regular army at
tempted to prevent it and did prevent
the arrest until a special call was
sent to the headquarters of the army
at Fort Leavenowrth and a detach
ment of armed soldiers came to the
city and put down the riot.
"I was Informed by one who knew
whereof he spake that no less than
two hundred 'Joints' were being op
erated In the city of Leavenworth,
and there Is absolutely no attempt
whatever to prevent tho Illegal sale
of Intoxicating liquors. To say that
the 'lid is on tight' In Leavenworth
is an untruth.
"I am a prohibition republican and
believe that Kansas has ideal law
upon the subject of Intoxicating
liquors, but I do not approve of mis
representing the facts relative to Its
enforcement simply to relieve public
officers who fail to do their duty from
the censure which they deserve.'
The North Dakota Farce.
Hon. D. R. Stroeter, editor of the
Emmons County, North Dakota, Rec
ord, published at Linton, writes:
"The manifold evils of the prohibi
tion law In this state are on the In
crease rather than the decrease. Mind
pigs exist In most parts of the state
and no sooner is one of these
squelched than another reckless per
son steps in to take Its place. The
drug stores are doing a flourishing
business and there are probably a
third more In the state than there
Is a legitimate demand for."
North Dakota Blind Plgi.
The Grand Forks correspondent of
the Fargo Forum Informs us, says
the Bismarck Palladium, that there
are at the present time 1,791 blind
pigs in North Dakota assuming
doubtless that the possession of a
government tax receipt for the retail
sale of intoxicating liquor Is prima
facie evidence that such liquor Is be
ing sold, Is correct. Manufacturers
carry on a cash business with their
North Dakota customers and there U
no complaint heard from these out
side houses that there is any falling
off In their trade. On the contrary,
North Dakota accounts are the very
best that many a Minnesota and Illin
ois wholesale house has on his books.
And so the farce goes merrily on and
Is made the medium for personal and
political exploitation by cowardly
politicians, who are often themselves
hopeless victims of the drink habit,
and who care nothing about the moral
aspect of the question, so that they
can continue themselves in the lime
light of personal notoriety.
Liquor Cannot Be Seized.
Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 6. Judge Cot
teral In the United States district
court here reaffirmed his decision that
state officials cannot Interfere with
Interstate commerce shipments, thus
restraining the state officers from
seizing shipments of liquor before
they have been delivered to the con
signees. Favors License Policy.
As between prohibition and high li
cense, we favor license, tho only
proper manner of governing the
Matt McQuinn shipped a car load
of sheep td the South Omaha market
J. T. Taylor and wife came up from
Salem last Friday evening to spend
several days visiting with J. T. Ho
baok and family.
W. F. Garrens departed last Fri
day noon for Fort Smith, Ark., where
he expects to spend two weeks visit
ing with relatives.
Work cn the new Upton, Leach and
Woodmen buildings is progressing
nicely considering the cold weather
we have been having.
G. M. Minford, one of the prosper
ous farmers living near Murray, was
In town last Saturday afternoon call
ing on our dentist, Dr. Newell.
Miss Mary Foster, county superin
tendent, was down from Plattsmouth
to spend Christmas with her parents,
returning to Plattsmouth on the Sun
day evening train.
Mont Robb was down from My
nard last week to spend Christmas
with his family on the farm. Mr.
Robb was oecompanled by L. J. Guz
rr.er, a book-keeper in the Norfolk
asylum, a position which he held
during the time Mr. Robb waa stew
ard at that institution.
Abold bad burglar made his ap
pearance at the Resthaven Hotel last
Saturday night and took possession of
a room without the formality of mak
ing his presence known, and when he
departed next morning George Stites'
extra suit of clothing and several
small articles belonging to Vernon
Am disappeared with him. The fel
low waa seen around town Saturday
evening and Sunday morning, but
sailed away before the theft was dis
covered, and Is not expected to call
Mr. Harry Carpenter Is confined to
his bed with pneumonia.
Mr. D. R. Frans of Union, was the
guest of Miss Noma Nelhart Sunday.
Mrs. Harnsberger visited her
daughter, Mrs. Keckler at Manley the
fort part of the week.
The M. W. A. and R. N. of A. lod
es will hold Joint installation at their
hall on January 11.
Miss Marjorle Stark returned home
Tuesday evening after several days
visit in Lincoln.
Earnest Oxley, who has been visit
ing relatives here, left Wednesday
noon for Falrbury, to see his uncle,
M. B. Williams.
Manager Olsen has Just Installed a
fine new electric bleacher at the mill.
The machine was procured at quite a
large cash outlay.
Mr. Ray Elllcott, superintendent of
the Plattsmouth Telephone company,
of Plattsmouth, was In our berg Wed
nesday and Thursday fixing up tele
Marshall Lynn Is the proud pos
sessor of a brand new eight shot
automatic Colts revolver, presented to
him by a number of his Elmwood
friends with the compliments of the
We understand that Albert Wall
inger la the proud posaessor of a
handaome new six-cylinder touring
car, presented to him on Christmas
day, bearing the compliments of -a
number of close friends. We did not
learn the make of the machine, but
they say It is one of the .very latest.
Mrs. August Ossenkop left Tuesday
for Oklahoma to visit with relatives.
Mrs. Theo. Boedeker's condition
remains unchanged. The aged lady
has been very low for several weeks
and little hopes are entertained for
Little Eddie Kllgore was quite ser
iously injured Tuesday while coast
ing. His hand sled collided with a
dray wagon at the foot of the hill
and he received a bad bump on the
Ex-County Clerk Rosencrans has
opened a real estate office In Platts
mouth: If RoBey proves as much of
a hustler for business as he was for
votes he is sure to succeed.
The firm of Ossenkop and Blake
has been dissolved, Mr. Ossenkop pur
chasing Mr. Blake's Interest In the
Star livery barn. Mr. Blake has ac
cepted a position as salesman in
Frater's drug store.
Mike Trltsch Is spending his holi
day vacation at home; not through
choice, however, but because of a
kink In his back which he says is
anything but pleasant. He hopes to
bo out again in a few days, how
ever. The Courier Is glad to note the re
covery of Miss Daisy Twlss who has
been confined to her room for the
past two months. Patrons of the
Independent telephone exchange will
also rejoice to know that she Is again
at her post of duty.
Contractor Hugh Murphy shipped
In from Omaha Monday 26 head of
the finest mules that ever passed
through the streets of Louisville. He
took them to bis ranch east of town
to be wintered. They represent a
neat fortune, having cost Mr. Murphy
on an average of $500 per team.
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FOR flOIIIITY (1PTII1H TObLfliM
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(Omaha Dally News, November 14.)
County option will not be written
'nto the platform of the Nebraska
lemocracy next year, regardless of
the position of W. J. Bryan, If Gover-
lor Shallenberger can prevent It
"County option means prohibition."
leclared the governor on his arrival
In Omaha this morning, "and Mr.
Bryan is illogical in hla statements
;hat he is a county optlonlst. but not
"Mr. Bryan has intimated in numer
ous conferences that he is an optiou
"st, but not a prohibitionist, but the
very principle of county option is pro
hibition. "The liquor problem will be one of
'.he main Issues of the campaign,"
said the governor, "and I do not deem
It advisable for the democratic party
to adopt a county option plank.
"The liquor laws, with the daylight
saloon act passed by a democratic
legislature, are being more rigidly en
forced than ever before and I believe
that a rigid enforcement of liquor
statutes Is to be preferred to county
"It Is too early to draft a platform
and I believe that we should wait un
til the situation develops."
Attitude of Democratic Press.
The Telegram prefers the method
af law rather than the method of
the bootleg. And when we say we
prefer the method of the law It la
vlth the understanding that all laws
governing the sale of liquor shall be
tniorcea to the letter.
We favor obedience to the law for
1. Because it Is right.
2. Because only by strict enforce
ment of the present Nebraska liquor
Jaws can Nebraska escape prohibition.
We are glad to be able now to
state that this Is the view of the
great majority of the country demo,
cratlc press in Nebraska and Tho
Telegram always feels safe when
traveling the path which the major
ity of the democratic editors are
pointing out as the right path. ,
Bishop Scannell's Admonition.
Rt. R"v. Richard Scannell. bishop
of the Catholic diocese of Omaha, de
livered a notable sermon at St
Cecelia church In Omaha Sunday, No
vember 14. The bishop admonished
the women to eschew politics. H6
criticised the activities of the woman
temperance crusaders. On this point
"Instead of these women striving
for total abstinence they should be
working In the cause of temperance,"
said Bishop Scannell. "Men have a
practical Judgment in this matter and
do not look for the ideally perfect
Therefore, I see no advantage to be
derived from the women being ad
mitted into the political arena."
Figures That Burn.
The prohibitory brethren should
not be discouraged because the num
ber of arrests for drunkenness to
talled only 2.340 for the year ending
with the first of last month. Lewis
ton and its neighboring Auburn in
Maine with about a third of Wor
cester's population had 1,600 of them
last year according to the Lewlston
Journal. This Is fully twice our rate
In proportion to population. But
these cities have had nearly sixty
years' training in "prohibition" and
our rate of progress to the bad ia
such that we can overtake them if
the farce continues for "another year
The Journal says the great part of
the men arrested there were dipso
maniacs appearing over and over
again. This Is also the usual result
of "prohibition" and the stuff that
flows under it and the way it Is
swilled down in bulk purchases and
In secret and irresponsible dives.
Effects of No-License Booze.
' "It is easy enough for me to see
the effects of no-license," said a drug
gist to Saunterer this morning. "Ev
ery morning there is a line of men
at my soda fountain waiting for thelt
bromo, a drink that is supposed to
take down the head of the morning
after, and they come In here In an
awful condition. Their hands some
times shake so that they can't lift the
bromo to their mouth without using
both, hands. This no-license booze is
certainly the stuff that kills. And
the most pitiful thing about It Is the
number of young fellows that hav,
gone to the bad this year. I don't
believe there were ever so many be
fore. They come in here every morn
ing with their faces pale and their
hands shaking, after some drug that
will straightened them out It cer
tainly Is a shame." With that he
turned to the soda fountain to mix
a bromo for a man waiting there.
Discussing the subject of crime In
prohibition states, the Chicago Record-Herald,
in an editorial, makes this
statement: "In Jefferson county, Ala
bama, the county, that includes Birnv
ingham, there were thirty-four mur
ders in the first twenty days of
Considerable agitation is heard re
garding one of the two big political
parties adopting the county option
plank, but the writer fails to under
stand Just why either the republican
or democrat party should wish to
steal the prohibition party's thunder.
J. W. Larkin Speaks oil "What
Are You Worth" to Young
Men at Methodist Church
The regular winter course of lec
tures In the young Men's Bible class
of the Methodist church opened last
evening with an address or rather an.
informal talk to the members of the
class, an address which was highly
appreciated. Few people know that
Mr. Larkin was formerly a Congre
gational minister but such Is the case,
and his address last evening was the
result of many years observation.
That it was a most pleasant affair la
certalnond the members of the class
unite In expressing the hope that the
remainder of the course will be as
good as the initial number.
These lecture courses or talks as
they are called, are a regular feature
of the Methodist Bible class and they
are something well worth listening
to. It is only a brief time back when
the class was organized and it leaped
into popular favor at once. The talks
are upon sound methods of living and
merit the closest attention as they
are full to the bVim of good ideas.
Mr. Larkin, who has been engaged
In business in this city for only a )
short time, and really was much of a
stranger to the assemblage, delivered
a most excellent talk. His address
was purely Informal but it had the
attribute of being delivered in a forci
ble manner which impressed itself
upon his hearerB and clearly demon
strated that the speaker was a good
thinker and had the highest of ideals.
Taking for his topic the 'subject,
"What Are You Worth," Mr. Larkin
plunged into the theme and pointed
out to his auditors that wealth does
not in the slightest make a man.
Character, he said, was the fountain
of actual life. Without character a
man would live and pass away and
leave no trace of his being behind.
The Interpretation of Christ "being
and doing," as constituting life was
well exemplified in Mr. Larkin'B talk.
He spoke of the four essentials to
human life work, pleasure, growth '
and religion. Of the former he said i
that work was the absolute necessity I
for the true man. the second featureV t
pleasure, followed as a necessary ad
junct and with these two came
growth. Growth was the development
of man but growth without the final
step, religion, was as naught. Ia
the latter the highest development
of the man was exemplified. It was
the expression of God reaching out
through man and penetrating to the
human soul. The address in Its en
tirety was highly appreciated by all
present and stamps Mr. Larkin as
one of the class best speakers. In
auuiuun io ine aaaress mere was o
nost excellent musical Droaram wnic
was well worth listening to and
great apple feed closed what was one
of the most auspicious openings the
class has had in years.
The next number on the program
includes an address by Rev W. L.
Austin on next Monday night when
he wil lspeak on "Wit and Humor"
Those who know Rev. Austin will ap
preciate the fact that this will be well
worth listening to as he Is a man
with a fine sense of humor and is
capable of furnishing a most Interest
ing evening for all who attend. Next
Monday night promises to be one of
the best occasions the class has had
yet and a large attendance is pre
dicted. Wedding at Louisville.
At the home of the bride's parents
In this city on Christmas day at 3:30
p. m., occurred the marriage of two
of Louisville's best young people, Mr.
William Pankonln, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Pankonln, and Miss
Alice Sluyter, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A. Sluyter. The wedding gues
were connnea to members of th
ramuy ana a rewnear relatives. The
ceremony was conducted by Rev
George M. Jones of the M. E. church
Mr. and Mrs. Pankonln will make
their home on a farm south west of
Louisville, and their many friends
Join with the Courier in wishing them
a long life of happiness. Louisville
Death of Former Tloneer Citizen.
William Gilmour, the well known
citizen of Rock Bluffs precinct, yes
terday received a telegram from Mo
dale, Neb., announcing the death at
that point of Charles Cutler a form
er resident of Cass county and well
known by the pioneers of the state.
Mr. Cutler In his early days lived
near this city and was a prominent
citizen. He was a brother of former
Sheriff M. B. Cutler. His death took
place last Sunday night, but no par
ticulars were given in the letter no
was the time of the funeral stated.
Henry Kell and wife from near
Cullom, were shopping In the city
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