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The - Plattsmouth - Journal
i -a relished Seml-Weeklj it Plattsmouth, Nebraska CUD
R. A. BATES, Publisher.
Entered at the Postoflice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class
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What about that Democratic ban
quet? And when Khali it lie held?
Don't all speak at once!
Mr. Roosevelt will be the cock of
the walk when he reaches Paris,
thereby putting "Chantct ler' into a
It may be that Hallcy's comet 1
responsible for the present cold spell.
Hut If It wasn't that It would.be
.Good citizens are urged toJeep
their vital statistics on straight dur
ing the next few weeks. The census
enumerators began their work Frl
On May 2, the Democrats of Emer
son, will hold a rally and enjoy a
banquet, and on May 3 the Democrats
of Teeumseh will follow suit. Gover
nor Shallenberger wll be the princi
pal speaker at both places.
On April 14, the governor officially
proclaimed Arbor day April 22. J.
sterling Morton's birthday comes a
little lute for tree planting, even un
der normal conditions, but this year
It is usually late, owing to the for
According to the Lincoln State
Journal, Hon. 15. M. Pollard has not
withdrawn from the congressional
race, and has no Intentions of doing
no. And as soon as ho has been at
home long enough to survey the field
he will then declare Ills intentions.
Pollard evidently wants to run. There
Is no mistake on that scoro.
Prac tically every dally newspaper
In Iowa adopted yesterday the cosh-in-advance
basis on all mall subscrip
tions. It took them 25 years to reach
the conclusion that It was the right
thing to do. Nebraska daily newspa-1
pers are fifteen years behind the Iowa
papers, but they are learning fast.
If the Plattsmouth boosters want
lo do the right thing at the right time
let them see to It that the census
enumerators do not overlook anybody
In this city. We do not want any
larger count than Is coming to us, but
we do want all that wo are entitled
to. Let some action be taken now,
don't wait until it is too lute and
then talk about the mistake that was
The fad that the normal school
board has selected Prof. Crabtree's
Huecessor to presldo over the Peru
Hilnol, does not mean that the mutter
lias been definitely settled. O course,
Prof. Crahtree is "clown and out"
no far as the Pern school Is con
cerned but the little matter of Serre
tary Liidcleu having drawn several
hundred .dollars Illegally for his serv
Ices, and making certain charges that
have not yet been substantiated, will
come up for future consideration
The Democrats of Hitchcock and
surrounding counties got together on
Monday, April 11, and had one of the
greatest rallies and banquets ever
pulled off by the Democrats of west
rn Nebraska. It was a gala day In
Strut ton, and there was plenty of
Democratic oratory in tho afternoon
and In the evening 223 Democrats sat
at table and after enjoying a feast,
listened 4o tho gospel of Democracy.
Governor Shullenbcrger was the guest
of honor and the principal speaker,
both aftcrnnit and evening. Other
speakers were R. I). Sutherland of
Nuckolls county, candidate for con
gress In the Fifth district, Repre
sentative J. W. Kelley of Furnas,
Chairman Byrnes of the state central
committee and Francis Colfer. Strat
ton was decorated in tine style for
the occasion, and it is estimated that
1500 people attended the afternoon
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;U.XI ISLAND SOLDILRS' 1IOMI1.
Ii and Island who has hud so much
The Inmate of the soldiers' home at
to say about "rotten meat" served to
the veterans at the home, seems to
hae a penchant for stirring up trou
ble. It was VanNess who biougbt
about the Investigation at the Grand
Island home last year. He charged
that Grand Island merchants were
giving short weights and shoddy
goods, and Intimated that Command
ant Barnes was' In collusion. The
board of public lands and buildings
Investigated the VanNess charges and
found that they were without founda
tion. But It was very clearly shown
by a letter written by Vanlless to a
fellow Republican that he was actuat
ed solely by a desire to cast discredit
upon the Democratic administration
It seems that VanNess, a ward of the
state, was mnch more Interested in
partisanship than he was in the prop
er conduct of the home. This is the
same VanNess who is now so loudly
charging that Commandant Barnes Is
furnishing "rotten meats" for the
veterans at the home. Governor Shal
lenberger has written Commandant
Dames for the full facts and notified
him to see to It that there Is no
cause for such complaints.
The law provides that the board
of public lands and buildings shall
mako such rules for the management
of the state institutions as It Bees
fit. It- Is quite probable that in a
short time the board will adopt a
rule to the effect that when an
mate of one of the soldiers' homes
makes charges against an official that
he cannot substantiate, the aforesaid
Inmate will be discharged. A rule
like this might have the effect of
somewhat lessening the ardor of men
who put partisanship above the prop
or conduct befitting gentlemen.
The season Is young yet. There's
plenty of time to plow up the frost
bitten garden and plant another.
By reading the Insurgents out of
tho party, the Republican organ!za-
tion may become hopelessly small,
but thore Is no denying It would be
The Democrats of Nebraska should
not fall out over the liquor question.
But you can bet your bottom dol
lar though, that the masses of the
party are not going to be run by
the Lincoln contingent.
Wiekersham is a true representa
tive of the Taft-Aldiich-Cannon ad
ministration, and no mistake. The
Insurgents should hire Wiekersham
to stump the west. He would cer
tainly fix things for them.
The Hyde trial Is on now, begin
ning yesterday at Kansas City
Dr. Hyde Is being charged now
with poisoning Millionaire Swope.
Here is another Instance where the
man's millions Is the cause of all
the trouble. From all surrounding
circumstances we believe they have
the wrong person on trial.
Hon. V. H. Thomson of Grand Is
land, has withdrawn from the race
for United States senator on the
Democratic ticket. "Circumstances,
professional and personal," are given
ns tho cause. This announcement
means that there is "something In
the wind." It may mean that Mr.
Bryan's friends have determined to
enter that gentleman Into tho race.
But we will soon "see whnt wo shall
Tho Nebraska State Railway com
mission has petitioned President Taft
not to appoint or fill the vacancy on
the supremo bench caused by the
death of Justice Brewer, by a rail
road lawyer. This will not have the
least effect upon the acts of Taft, and
he will appoint Just whom the cor
porations desire. He was elec ted by
corporation maney, and ho is com
pelled to do Just as they want him
to do In this matter.
Wherever they can a Democrat to
go around over the state to organize
the county optlonists, It Is done,
while Republican optlonists stand
around and pat him on the back.
They get all the Democrats they
possibly can to vote for county op
tion, while the Republicans vote the
straight Republican ticket. This is;
the tort of a scheme the Republi
cans have used in Nebraska for many
years. But when election day rolls
round they vote the straight Repub
lican ticket, and throw the temper
ance question by the wayside.
; The Democrats of Nebraska, If
they expect to carry the election ia
this state next fall, they should be
gin to get themselves together. Bick
ering over the county option ques
tion won't do it. This question is
as much a principle as anything
that can be brought before the peo
ple. It is right for one municipality
to govern another! This Is what
county option will do. The princi
ple is not Democratic, and should
not be supported by Democrats. Let
every voter post, himself on this
matter, and he will find that those
who support the measure are bit
terly opposed to local home rule.
KNOW TIIK WHOLK TRUTH.
The report comes from Washing
ton that , the president desires to
prevent a congressional investigation
of the sugar trust frauds on the rev
If Mr. Taft's decision we sincerely
hope that he will not have reason to
In these customs (rands there has
been disclosed the biggest theft from
the national treasury In the history
of the United States government.
Evidence of the magnitude and
persistence of this theft was laid
before the department of Justice, and
Vfore Mr. Roosevelt himself, more
than three years ago.
That evidence was not only ig
nored but Bmothered by the Roose
velt administration until the scandal
of the situation became so gross that
it exploded of Itself.,
These statements are made ad
visedly because they are true, and
with regret that they are true.
The department of Justice under
Mr. Taft has "compelled the sugar
trust to mako some restitution of
Its thefts. It has punished some
underlings. Has it reached to the
top and punished the real thieves?
Tho public is extremely we may
say, entirely skeptical on that one
There are Intimations from all
over the country that two or three
other large corporations are tremb
ling. There Is a widespread impres
sion that the department of Justice
hestitates to go on lest it discover
too much for the comfort of men in
The conditions are such that only
a congressional Investigation, with
its many view points and alms, can
be relied on to tear out the whole
truth aud expose the real thieves, and
all of them.
Its efforts to hush up the sugar
frauds were the great scandal of
the Roosevelt administration. They
were far more scandalous than even
the excupation of Paul Morton.
We cannot believe that Mr. Taft
desires his administration to shoul
der the load of this inherited scandal.
We cannot believe that Mr. Taft
would knowingly be classed with his
predecessor in this affair, as respec t
er of persons In judgment.
This is an era of universal sus
picion, and universal suspicion al
ways does much Injustice. The, only
way to end thnt Injustice is to end
the universal suspicion by letting
the people have the whole truth, that
they may be able to distinguish tho
thieves from the honest men.
Few things aro more desirable
Just now that a full congressional
Investigation of the sugar frauds and
any other frauds at tho New York
custom house. Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Worso Than Bullets.
Bullets have often caused less suf
fering to soldiers than the eczema.
L. W. Harrlman, Burlington, Me.,
got In tho army, and suffered with
forty years. "Bucklen's Arnica
Salve cured mo when all else failed,"
he writes. Greatest healer for Sores,
Ulcers, Bolls, Burns, Cuts, Wounds,
Bruises and Piles. 23 cents
. Frlcke & Co
Evidence of Theft Was Noted
on Every Hand.
This morning when McMaktn's
dray went down to the Burlington de-
pot and Guy started to unload a car
of merchandise consigned to the
merchants at this place. It was dis
covered that some one had open
ed one of the Burlington fright
cars and that the greater part of the
merchadise had been examined and
In several eases the contents tested.
The car came in last evening on No.
14 from Omaha and contained arti
cles for several of the local mer
chants. So far as can beascertain-
ed the car reached this city intact,
and the robbery Mas the work of
someone who had been hanging
around in the local yards.
When the draymen entered the
car It presented a scene of great
confusion, the boxes and barrels hav
ing been broken into and the con
tents distributed about the car. On
the floor of the car were the remains
of several banas, and a bottle of
beer, half-emptied, reposed upon a
case that had been opened and scat
tered. Aside from the apparent con
fusion it could not be learned to
what extent the contents of the car
were damaged, as it will be neces
sary for the various consignees to
get their bills and take an invoice of
From the appearance of the car it
looks more like the work of boys or
tramps than it does like a profession
al job and it is very evident that
either the culprits were very good,
or the beer was very bad, else they
would have been able to get away
with more than a half a bottle. If
it is discovered that the damage has
been very extensive it is probable
that the local authorities will have
little difficulty in apprehending the
thieves. This business of robbing
freight cars is one of the commonest
forms of theft and the law of this
state provides a penitentiary sent
ence for all who are convicted of it,
It is In fact only about two months
since the district court gave a young
man at this place two years In the
penitentiary for a very similar offense
committed in. the Missouri Pacific
yards last winter.
Pardon Versus Cleansing.
Rev. Ward L. Austin, pastor of
the First Methodist Episcopal church
In this city, has Just written a very
able book entitled "Pardon Versus
Cleansing," In which he gives quo
tations from Wesley's sermons, Wat
son's Institutes.C lark's Comentary
Binney's Theological Compend, Sys
tematlc Theology by Mlley, History o
Methodism, Carl F. Fltzholtz on Wes
ley's Contention and Sanctlflca
tlon, Dr. C. B. Spencer and many
The one point the writer seeks to
make and surrounds It with all argu
ments bearing on the question is that
Justification and regeneration are
separate elements of the christian ex
perience and may or may not occur
at the same time; that these ele
ments as well as all others may be
separated by a longer or shorter
period of time; that great numbers
of members In the protestant church
es w hlle having enjoyed the evidences
of pardon, yet give no evidence 1
their life or feel none In their heart
of regeneration or the new birth
and that this condition In the church
es has become the basis of an enor
moils system of teaching the doctrin
I believe, he says, that thousands
of believers in the church today will
have to be born again if they ever
see the Kingdom of God. He also
states: "A life is either right or
wrong, it cannot be both, right and
wrong. Some church members (be
lievers) say they sin every day of
their lives, and we have no reason
to doubt their word, but the Idea
that a christian, a renegerated per
son, cannot help sluing Is absurd.
It would be Just as absurd to expect
to find hot Ice, an honest thief, a
Republican prohibitionist, or a truth
ful liar, ns a sinning saint."
The Demon of the Air
is the germ of LnGrippe that breathed
In, brings suffering to thousands. Its
after effects are weakness, nervous
ness, lack of appetite, energy and
ambition, with disordered liver and
kidneys. The greatest need then is
Electric Bitters, the splendid tonic,
blood purifier and regulator of the
Stomach, Liver and Kidneys. Thous
ands have proved that they wonder
fully strengthen the nerves, build up
the system and restore health and
good spirits after an attack of Grip.
If suffering, try them. Only GOc.
Perfect satisfaction guaranteed by
F. O. Frlcke & Co.
W. E. Rosencrnns leaves this even
ing for Denver and the west where
at ho goes to look after his land In
! that vicinity.
There is an imnuT.5J Jiajvcnce between a tonic and aj
stimulant. Up one day, way back the next; that's r.
stimulant. Steady progress day by day toward perfect!
health; that's a tonic. Aycr's S.ivsaparilla is a tonic,
a strong tonic. Tlie only S;u apari!!a entirely f;ce fVcr.i I
alcohol. Do not stimulate unless your doctor srys so.
lie Knows. Ask him. L'or.s n :
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.NOTKK TO lit KDITOitS.
State of Nebraska.)
County of Cass. M
IN COUNTY COURT.
X TIIK MATTKR Ob" KSTATE OF
JOHX WKICHKL. DECKASKII.
Notice Is hereby given that the credi-
ors of said deceased will meet the
administrator of said estate, before me.
county judge of Cass county, Nebras
ka, at the couny court room In Platts
mouth in said county, on May 14, 1910,
and on November 16, 1910 at 10 o'clock
a. m, each day for the purpose of pre
senting their claims for examination,
adjusment and alowance.
Bix months from the 14 day of No
vember, 1910, are allowed for the credi
tors of said deceased to present their
claims, and one year for the adminis
trator to settle said estate, from the
14 day of May, 1910.
Witness my hand and seal of said
county court, at Plattsmouth, Nebraska,
this 12th day of April, 1910.
Allen J. Beeson,
(Seal) County Judge.
XOTKK OF KIWI. NKTTI.KMKWT
IX THE COCNTF COUKT OF CASS
In the matter of the estate of Deb-
ner T. Thacker, deceased.
All persons Interested In said es
tate will take notice that H. N. Uovey,
administrator has filed his final account
and report of the administration of
said estate and a petition for final set
tlement of said account and allowance
thereon and the dischargement of such
A hearing upon said account and
petition hus been set by the court at
the county court room at liatsmouth,
Nebraska, on the 2Sth day of April,
laiu. at tne hour or 10 o clock a. in..
when any and all persons interested In
said estate may appear and contest
Hated this ltth day of April. 1910.
Allen J. Heeson.
I). O. Pwyer.
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
The commissioner appointed to view
and report on a road commening on
f ourth and Main streets In section 16,
town 11, range 14. Rock Bluffs vil
lage, In the county of Cass and state of
Nebraska; thence running east 16 rods,
thence In a northernly direction
through sections 16, 9 and 4: town 11,
range 14 in said county and state.
along the west bank of the Missouri
river until the slough Is reached;
thence continuing In a northernly di
rection through section 3;i, town 12,
range II, in said county and state.
along the west bank of the slough as
nearly as practicable until county road
No. 2.1S has Iwen crossed: thence along
the west bank of the Missouri river
through sections 29 and 20, town 12,
range 14, in said county and state, to
the Burlington right-of-way, has re
ported In favor of the establishment
thereof; and all objections hereto, or
claims for damages, must be (lied in
the county . clerk's office on or before
noon on the 13th day of June, 1910, or
such road will bo established without
reference thereto. Witness my hand
and official seal this Kith day of April,
A. U., 1910
IX C. Morgan,
The stale of Nebraska, In county
court, for the county of Cass.
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF JOHN GEORGE HANSEN, DE
CEASED. TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED:
You and each of you are hereby
notified that a petition has been filed
praying the administration of the
estate of John George Hansen, de
ceased, and for the appointment of
John G. Wunderlich administrator
thereof; that a hearing will be had
upon said petition at the office of the
county Judge for said county on the
9th day of May, A. D., 1910, at 9
o'clock a. m.
All objections thereto must be filed
before said hour of hearing.
Witness my hand and official seal
this 16th day of April, A. D., 1910.
Allen J. Beeson,
William C. Ramsey and Basil S.
Attorneys for Estate.
If you want help or have anything
o sell, advertise In the Journal which
ilways brings results. Sure thing.
The above cut represents an exhibition of the test applied to a C B- S. BujI.
gy and Wagon Pole, on February 12, 1910, at Gothenburg, Neb.
The men shown in the cut are: (I) C. P.. Schleicher, President and Gen
eral Manager of the C. B. S. Pole Company; (2) E. A. Calling, a
wealthy stockman of Gothenburg; (3) John Ralston, the well knewn commis
sion man of South Omaha; (1) T. T. Marcott, Vicf-President of the company
and retired stockman of Brady, Neb.; (5) G. Shnstrom, member of Shostrom
& Blixt, implement and wagon dealers, Gothenburg, Neb. Tho combined
weight of these men was in excess of 600 pounds.
Ju t us the lion is the king of beaats, the eagle the king of birds, so is tho
C. U. S. pole and necKyoke the king of all poles and neckyokes.
The neckyoke? are oi sale in Plattsmouth by all implement dealers and the
bupgy and wage n pole is for sale by E. Manspeakcr. Call on them.
j ays. . c. A u - C., .oi.'U ?. 't
J'-i .iJ :t"!.- biii.
The (Joal of Life.
What is the goal of life? Did you
ever sit upon the street corner of
some crowded thoroughfare and
watch the people as they pass, and
study their faces and characters?
Here you will see life in all its
varieties: You see the millionaire
and the pauper; the minister and the
thug; the boy and the girl; the
young and old; all seem to be in the
mad rush, and to each one involun
tarily you r propound this question:
What are they seeking? What is
your goal In life? And if they would
answer, and that would be "happl
cessarily, would give you the same
answer, and that would be 'happi
ness.'' Do their faces show them to
be happy? You see the man of
wealth, there seems to be something
continually upon his mind; business
problems you cannot fathom, and
they seem to leave upon his face the
marks of vaxation. You see the
politician; is he happy? He may
wear the stereotyped smile, but be
hind you have the glimpse of a war
that is waged within. Before his
vision is one continual stream of
grafters, office seekers, opponents,
and every other agency to take away
from him that which he would most
desire. You see the thug, the drunk
ard, the criminal, and you ask your
self the question: Are they happy?
If misery can be written upon the
human face. If unadulterated woe
can be depicted In the features of
man this is where you find it. Who
is this you see coming down the
street? Is she laughing? No; it
seems so at first, but it is only her
face beaming with Joy. Why! It's a
little girl; she has a basket on her
arm and she is carrying a boquet of
flowers. There she goes tripping
along down the street, happy as the
day Is long and each one she meets
she greets with a ray of sunshine,
that Is reflected in her face. Now
she turns up this( alley and stops at
the little hut on the corner, that is
the old rag picker's hut; she has
some delicacies from mother's table
for the old rag picker who is sick.
Ah, me thinks I hear the rustle of
angels wings and I see a gleam of
heaven In her eyes, as the old woman
gives her blessing. Think of these
things and ask yourself the ques
tion: What is the goal of life, how
is it obtained, how is It realized?
The happiest man is he who ren
ders the greatest service, the one who
relieves the most burdens, the one
who does the most for others. These
are the ones who are of all the most
truly happy; the ones who get the
best there Is in life.
XOTIfli 4 IP APPLICATION FOIl M
'OK LICKNSK. ,
Notice ia hereby given lo an person
Interested and to the public, that tho
undersigned Gus F Mohr has filed his
petition and application with the vil
lage clerk of the village of Avnca,
County of Cass, and State of Ne
braska, ns required bv law, signed
by the required number of resldont
free-holders of the said village, settlnsr
forth that the applicant Is a man of
respectable character and standing an
a resident of the State of Nebraska and
praying that a license may be Issued
to the said Gus F. Molir for the sale
of malt, sprltuous and vinous liquors
for the municipal year ending May I.
1911, at his place of business situate. I
on the west two-thirds of lot 5, In'
block l:t, in said village of Avoca, Ne
braska, c;rs. p. Mom:.
April II. 1910. Applicant.
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