The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 21, 1910, Image 5

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Cklahoira City, the Metropolis of the Si.aie, Trying to Take Seat
of Government Away From Guthrie.
Ih Texas April 11 Nebruska has i but is for lis dear friend and neigh-n,.;t-i-n,i
i won r.r !,-.-; ti tifnt'bor, Guthrie it's name was added
incorporate the initative and
nJum into its state laws this with
the iew of giving the people ai
nance for direct legislation and an
opportunity to vote upon most any
old idea thet a handful of people
might favor. Such being the case,
-developments in Oklahoma have
some little interest for them for
Oklahoma incorporated the initiative
and referendum into its constitution
when it became one of the galaxy
-of states and in a short time it will
use this provision in an endeavor to
relocate the state capitol that is
provided a federal court doesn't is
sue an injunction and suspend the
operation of the constitution.
Capitol removal is a burning is
sue in Oklahoma, just as it is com
mencing to attract attention in Ne
braska. Under the enabling act un
der which Oklahoma entered the un
ion, the state capitol was located at
Guthrie until the year 1913, after
which time the people might locate it
where they would, and Oklahoma
City has been casting covetous eyes
in that direction and smacking Its
lips over the prospect of adding the
capitol to its available assets, just
the moment the limitation expires.
It has really been quite unable to
' restrain itself and its chamber of
ommeree or commercial club, which
is a body who does things, has been
working for capitol removal for some
Recently Oklahoma had a special
session of the legislature which had
before it a number of those articles
of politics denominated "fire-brands"
by a deceased prominent Democrat
of Plattsmouth, and it was believed
capitol removal would be one of them
but it was not. Apparently the mem
bers of the legislature found the
climate as hot as that of the well
known summer resort beyond the
Styx, without adding capitol remov
al to the prescription for they ad
journed without taking the matter
But they were no sooner out of
the way than Governor Haskell, who
seems to revel in war and rumors
of war, hurried to the secretary of
state with a petition filed under the
initiative and refrendum act, ask
ing that an election be held to lo
cate the state capitol and naming
Guthrie, Shawnee and Oklahoma
City as competitors. As suspected
merry Hades broke loose at once
Guthrie and Shawnee, whose inter
ests are mutual, rose up in wrath and
:added their collective voice in invec
the upon Haskell and the petition-
Sotto Voce, It may be remarked
Haskell Is so- used to invective by
now that he gave it no consideration
and goes sulklngly on his way
Outhrie and Shawnee declare by all
the Gods, that they will attack the
proposed election in the courts and
will secure a restraining order pro
hlbiting the holding of the election
and, If possible, they- will knock out
the initiative and referendum sec
tion of the state constitution. Shaw
nee declares it Is not now and will
not be a candidate for the capitol,
Starts to Run Throwing Occu
pants of Wagon Out
From Tuesday's Dally.
Something like a runaway, but
not quite as fast, started the resi
dents of Main street near Third this
morning at 9 o'clock. The horses at
tached to the dray wagon belonging
to the livery stable of Sam Smith
took fright and bolted for half a
block. Smith's son Ray Smith, was
on the wagon In company with Ed.
fionat, better dtnown as "Doodle
sock," and both of them were pitch
ed headlong to the street as the
horse did a whirlpool dance with the
half demolished wagon trailing on be
hind. While the animals were performing
several cases of beer droped from
the body of the wagon and landed
In the dirt with a crash. Some of
the bottles were broken but the de
luge of drink suds was not great
-nough to arouse the Ire of a few
lonely temperance people who stood
nearby watching tne circus.
On the
other -hand, several teetotal women rorgh.yleld quickly to this wonder
seemed to enjoy It. I ful medicine. Try it. 60c and $1.00.
Finally the horse getting tired of I Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by
dragging the wagon in a circle, took TF. G. Frlcke & Co.
I to the petition just to hurt the lat
! ter citv by the low-down Oklahoma
refer-!rt.,?wl . t t h . Shawnee.
and it Just won't stand for it.
On the other hand Oklahoma City
which is some town, by the way
is filled w ith a great joy. its inhabi
tants see visions of higher priced
town lots, although these are now so
high that only multi-millionaires can
buy them and a great wave of pros
perity following the culmination of
their long fight for the seat of gov
ernment. Also, they are trying to
forget the mean things they have
Bald in the past about Governor Has
kell, who has elevated himself into
the Roosevelt class by calling this
election. The election, by the way,
is called for June, 1911.
What the outcome will be I have
no means of knowing. Ordinarily a
state constitution is regarded as a
sacred document but the federal
courts so far have evinced a curious
disposition to substitute the views of
the individual judge for the voice of
the people of Oklahoma and have
suspended the constitution on at least
one occasion, so he would be indeed,
a wise man who would presume to
sax what they may do In this case.
Hut the main object of this let
ter is to call attention to the beauti
ful possibilities' of the initiative and
referendum as applied to Nebraska
Under it we might get up a petition
and propose to remove the state capi
tol from Lincoln to Froken Bow,
where it belongs and thus give that
sturdy band of yeomanry whose
headquarters are Lincoln and who
are so Incensed at the failure of the
last legislature to pass the Initiative
and referendum, a taste of real medi
cine! Or, we might get up a petition
and hold a prohibition election in the
state as that same gang is so anxious
for. Or, again, we might get up a
petition and repeal the Omaha char
ter and dissolve that orge which, ac
cording to returns from Lincoln
threatens to swallow the state.. Or
perhaps, we might hold an election to
establish a state granary, where the
thrifty but hardup corn raiser might
hock his crop until the sign was
right to sell. Or, we might pass a!
law by which automobiles on the
public way should not be allowed
to approach closer than 500 yards
of a mule team. Or, we might pass
a law making women's hats of suffi
cient dimensions lo enter the ordin
ary door.
Surely there are vast possibilities
in the initiative and referendum and
probably such a law would make
Nebraska about as lively a state as
the country could boast. That it has
many good features Is undeniable but
as a vehicle for exploting all the
crazy and absurd whims of theoreti
cal and impractical political econo
mists in the world, it is a prize
winner. If its adoption would give
the people a chance to vote on capi
tol location, doubtless many would
favor it just as they advocate it, as
a means for getting prohibition be
fore the people. Carried to its logi
cal conclusion, it should lead to the
abolition of the legislature perhaps
not an unmixed blessing.
Charles I). Grimes.
another bolt forward toward Third
street. The two dismounted drivers
had In (lie .meantime picked them
selves up and started in pursuit. The
horse, several feet ahead of them,
was about to turu In Third street
when the rear wheels of the wagon
struck the curbing and turned tur
tle. For a nilute the horses tried hard
to drag the upset wagon from the
neighborhood but found the load too
big for them and so abandoned
the task. When the wagon turned
over the remaining beer boxes fell to
the street but no more real damage
was done. A half hour later the
horse and wagon limped into the
stable minus nothing more than a
little spilled beer.
Saved From the Grave.
"I had about given up hope,-after
nearly four years of suffering from a
severe lung trouble," writes Mrs. M.
L. Dix, of Clarksvllle, Tenn. "Often
the pain in my client would be almost
unbearable and I could not do any
work, but Dr. King's New Discovery
has made me feel like a new person.
Its the best medicine made for the
throat and lungs." Obstinate coughs,
stubborn colds, hay fever, la grippe,
asthma, croup, bronchitis and hemor-
rhages, hoarseness and whooping
To the Northwest.
Mr. and Mrs. 11. R. Netizel of Mur
doek, F. R. Guthnian of this city,
Henry Fetzer of Louisville and Taul
Goebry of Murdock, make up a party
that will leave soon for Idaho and
the northwest, going via Denver and
rult Lake to visit the family of (.'has.
Guthnian. Thee 'people will no
doubt tnjcy a most splendid trip
and visit many points of Interest.
rhoy expect to make quite an tx-
t( nded trip and i'aul Goehry, whose
brother is interested in the Murphy
Lumber company at thaUplaee, will
remain at Murphy to work.
Difference in Opinion as to Its
Effect Upon Fruit.
Opinions on the extent of the
freeze last Saturday and Sunday
nights a great many people holding
that the fruit crop is entire destroyed
while many others do not think the
damage not so bad, although they
admit that considerable loss must
result. W. D. Messersmlth, the well
known fruit grower north of the
city, is among those who believe that
the fruit crop will be nearly a total
loss except as to late apples and
grapes. He had a magnificent pros
pect for plums, peaches and the like
but since the sun has come out the
trees are shedding their leaves and
he does not believe it possible to
save more than a small percentage
of the crop. This Is true of apples
also, but not to so serious an ex
tent. "Posey" regretted the dam
age very much as it entails a heavy
loss on him financially as well as
meaning a shortage In the fruit crop
for the public.
Lee Fickler does not consider the
loss so great as feared at first and
Is of the opinion that a great deal
of fruit will be found to have come
through the storm uninjured. He Is
quite sure that grapes will make an
abundant crop. Like Mr. Messer
smith, he noted many peculiarities
of the freeze, some trees showing
undisputable signs of the frost while
others standing next to them were,
Louis Dose believes all fruit gone
except grapes which he thinks will
make a good crop this year. He is
quite a fruit grower and his opin
ion Is considered very good on such
Try St. I.ouls or Kunsas Ciiy.
The Journal office this afternoon
was in receipt of a call from Abe
Becker, the popular farmer and cat
tle raiser of Union, who was in the
city with his wife for a day's busi
ness. Mr. Becker called to renew
Ms subscription to the Journal which
Is a family companion in this estim
able family. Mr. Becker contem
plates taking some ve or six cars
of cattle to the Kansas City or St.
Louis market very shortly, having
found by experience that he can get
a much better price at those places
than he receives In Omaha. He is
o'ne of the largest and most success
ful stockmen of his section or, In
fact, of Cass county and Is uniform
ly able to secure good prices for his
products. Mr. Becker has one of
the finest farms in Cass county and
Is an untiring worker. He has re
cently put in a saw mill on his prem
ises and is engaged In sawing up
logs which he fits together and uses
for different purpose on the farm.,
. Bound for the Lone Slur State.
This afternoon a party of three
will leave with Bruce Rosencrans of
the firm of W. E. Rosencrans & Son
for the gulf coast country and Texas,
expecting to be gone about two weeks
during which time they will visit
nearly all the principal cities of the
Lone Star Btate and will travel over
all the best country in that region.
The purpose of the trip is of course
to Inspect the land that the firm has
for sale, with a view to making some
investment. They will go to Austin,
San Antonio, Houston, Galveston,
Corpus Chrlstl and Brownsville, the
last named being the scene of the
famous Roosevelt controversy, and
will seo the land that Rosencrans &
Son have sold and still have for
sale. This Includes some of the best
fruit and vegetable lands in the world
and there Is every probability that
the trip will be productive of sev
eral sales.
Miss Lillian Thompson Is getting
along very nicely now, having reach
ed that stage where she can walk
around the house and Bhe is showing
every symptom of getting well quite
soon. Her many friends will rejoice
over her prospective recovery and
will be glad to see her out soon.
Win. Melslnger from west of this
city came In this morning to see
the doctor and purchase some fruit
trees for the spring planting, and
reports that he is some better of
the cold that has been troubling hi in
for some time past.
I'UttMiiomli People (.'ivo
Where Credit Is Due.
iVo'de of Platlsir.outh who soger
with siik Kidneys and bad backs want
a kidney remedy hat can be depend
ed upon. The best Is Doan's Kid
ney 'rills, a medicine for the kidneys
only, made from pure roots ami
herbs, and. the only one that is back
ed by cures in PlaKs.uouth. Here's
Flat ts mouth testimony:
J. S. Hall, S. Sixth St., Platts
niouth, Neb., says: "In 1806 1
strained my back and soon after that
I began to suffer from kidney trouble.
I had severe pains across the small
of my back and on this account it
was difficult for me to stoop or
arise from a chair. I tried several
remedies, but to no avail and finally
when I had the good fortune to hear
about Doan's Kidney Pills, I pro
cured a box at Gering & Co.'s drug
store. Within forty-eight hours af
ter I took the first dose, I felt bet
ter. Since then I have always kept
a supply of Doan's Kidney Pills in
the house, finding that they bring
the best of results. (Statement was
given June 6, 1906.)
On December 30, 1908, Mr. Hall
said: "I cheerfully verify my former
endorsement of Doan's Kidney Pills.
I know that this remedy is a reliable
one for kidney complaint."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole ageuts for the United
Remember the name Doan's
and take no other.
Cannot Locate Him.
, Sheriff Hoagland has been request
ed by Sheriff Qulnton of Cass county
to assist In locating Oklahoma Van
dervert, who is wanted on the charge
of deserting his wife and four chil
dren who are in destltue circum
stances. Vandervert was formerly
located at University Place and is a
painter and paper hanger. When he
removed to Cass county his goods
and chatties were attached by Bome
University Place firms, who alleged
that he was Indebted to them and
t'.iat he was about to abscond for
i tlic purpose of defrauding his credi
tor. Damage suits were instituted
in district court by Vandervert
against these firms and are now
pending. State Journal.
The above relates to a case which
has not yet been noticed In the pub
lic prints. The case has been dock
eted by Justice Archer but the pa
pers were suppressed for location of
the defendant. Oklahoma Vander
vert, the defandant In the case, Is
charged with wife desertion, he hav
Ing left his wlf,e on March 21, of
this year, and departed for parts un
known. The family resided at South
Bend and consis's of a wife and four
small children. The couple were
married at Aurora, Neb., on October
17, 1897, and have been residents
of South Bend for some time past.
Vandervert Is a man about 33 years
of age and as told In the above from
the State Journal, Is a painter and
paper hanger by trade. The officers
have not so far been able to secure
trace of him and it had been hoped
to keep the filing of the complaint
secret until his apprehension (but
there Is a leak evidently In the Lan
caster county sheriff's office. The
case Is said to be a rather pitiable
one and the man Bhould be severely
punished if he can be apprehended
Tool House Bullied.
Sunday afternoon about 5:30 the
alarm of fire was sounded and for
awhile it looked like there was go
ing to be another hot time In Un
ion. Ernest Anderson who takes
care of the switch lamps, was filling
one of the lamps when It exploded
and the whole building was soon on
fire. The wind was blowing from
the southwest, and it was thought
for a short time that the elevator of
W. B. Banning would be burned,
hiiglnecr 11. Prouty ran IiIb engino
up to the fire and water was forced
from the engine, soon putting out
the fire. This again brings up the
proposition of whether water works
are needed in this village. Union
I.cmil tlrc.
To the unknown lit-lrs and dnvlHopg
of Lewis JolniHon, Murgurut JohiiHon,
St-lli Johnson anil John Cj. Joliiixoti, uml
Solomon Uorbco Mrs. W. H. l.eiich, Mrn.
Wllllnm Johnson, Krmlrlck l. Katon,
William T. Kuton, Hlmuon F. Katon,
(i. It. Jlt-nry, UrueiiHberry H. llunry, A.
Lazenby, Ambrose Luzenby lind Mi'H.
Ambrose l.nzetiliy:
You will tnke notice tbnt on the
14th day of April, 1910, Ocoiku M. Port-
rr, plalntirr, filed Ms petition In tho
district court of Cuhh county, Nebraxka,
In which you were named an defend
ants. The object and prayer of mild
petition Ih to nulct tltlo in mild plalnllfT
In and to lot ten and cloven In block
thlrty-elKht of the clly of I'latlsinoiith
In ('us county, Neb., and to exclude
the defenduntx from any liilcrcxl there
in. You are required to answer said peti
tion on or before the Kith day of Miiy,
1!M0. fleorso M. Porter.
Jiy liiirkctt, WIIhoii Ac Iliown and
K. K. Snuvely, bin attorney,
iT 'A
tion to a
cold raw
week has made
you feel the need
of Klii'h n irir.
come in
on one of
illustrated here.
We have them
in short, medi
u m or full
length in gray mixtures or plain
black silk lined. These coats will
add much to your appearance and
protect your health. Prices $15 up.
Some more new QUALITY Suits
JUST received. They're fine.
Filed Complaint.
"Doctor" 11. M. Young, night po
liceman, this morning filed a com
plaint with Judge Archer, charging
C. Lawrence Stull with having brok
en large chunks out of the city or
dinances by the use of Btrong, pro
fane and vulgar language upon the
public ways of the city. The war
rant was delivered to Constable John
Denson for Bervice for some reason
quite unknown to the public. The
affair as Mr. Young states it, took
place last Monday evening when that
gentleman was closing the postof
fice for the night. Several parties
who were standing about the build
ing took the good officer's club and
hid It. He inquired of them as to
Its whereabouts and then asked Stull
who had come in if he knew where
it was. Stull replied that he did
not and went out of the building.
When he had reached the sidewalk,
he proceeded to "loosen up a whoie
lot'' as the poet terms it and made
the air quite sulphureous with his
remarks anent Dr. Young and his
club. Bystanders who heard his
language were much shocked thereat
and state that It sounded like a
transaction from the monkey tongue
They called Dr. Young's at
tention to the sklllfulness of Stull in
mutilating the city ordinances after
he had left and In the morning Chief
Amlck upbraided the officer for fail
ing to arrest Stull, also Insinuating
that the Dr., was Inspired by a sense
of fear of what might take place if
he bo essayed. This peeved the
good officer hence Ms action this
a. in. ,
Mrs. Robt. C. Kendall and A. E
Taylor, administrators of the estate
of the late Robt. C. Kendall, are In
the city consulting with the counsel
for the estate Messrs. Clark & rtob
ertson as to matters in connection
' 'ZZ'Z.
Told fa So
know we called your atterv
light dress overcoat for the
days of Spring. The past
Better . V
and put
He turns From the South.
Charles D. Grimes, the Journal's
news man, returned to the city last
evening after a three weeks visit la
Texas. Mr. Grimes found the en
tire southwest in a prosperous and
flourishing state with the prospects
abundaul for excellent crops and
general good fortune all over thai
section. His letters which have ed-
peared from time to time during; his
trip, give an accurate (picture ,of
conditions as they exist in that part
of the country. The freeze which did
bo much damage in this part of the.
country did not extend that far Bouth
and his observation being that the
killing frost and freeze extended
down into Kansas some seventy or
possibly one hundred hundred miles
from the state line. Below that
region no damage was done and
Oklahoma and Texas give every
promise of having the greatest crops
in their history of all kinds of fruits
and grains. Corn Is well up, being
knee high on the gulf coast and tap
ering down as one comes north until
near the Kansas-Oklahoma , Una
w here the green plants k are Just
showing above ground. Through.
Kansas and southern Nebraska plow
ing Is well under way and the only
thing needed Is rain, the field look
ing quite dry from the train.
Up From Nehawka.
F. P. Sheldon, the Nehawka mer
chant drove his auto to this city
this morning to look after some busi
ness. He was accompanied by his wife
and Messrs. Henry Behrns and Morris
Pollard. The party spent the day In
the city attending to business, and
returned to their home this after
noon, leaving about 2 o'clock. Vhile
here Mr. Beherns paid the Journal
a very enjoyable call of several min
utes dureallon and was pleasantly
received. He is a most estimable
gentleman and ono of the finest citi
zens of the county.
o) cr fcr w
I will trim your hat FREE of
charge if you buy your hat and
trimmings ol me. I have an ele
gant line of medium price and
medium size hats. Call and see
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