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THie Avoca Department (T1
News Item. Gathered Eacii Week by a Special Reporter for This Department of the Semi-Weekly Journa
Avoca and Syracuse play ball here
Gus Mohr went to Lincoln Wednes
day in his auto.
O. Tefft and H. G. Wellensiek were
at Lincoln the first of the week.
Edward and William Wulf were at
Omaha Tuesday and Wednesday.
Samuel Johnson and wife are en
tertaining relatives from Sumner.
L. F. Dunkak made a trip to his
farm in Perkins county last week.
B. C. Marquardt and family were
Lincoln visitors the first of the week.
Adolph Zimmerer was here from
Nebraska City several days this week.
All arrangements are nearly com
pleted for the Odd Fellows picnic
here on August 11th.
Asa Johnson, Lloyd Harmon and
Misses Pearl Harmon and Florence
Smoots were at Omaha Tuesday.
The social given by the Congrega
tional ladies Saturday evening was
I.D.O.F. III AVOCA
Arrangements For a Grand,
Good Time Thursday,
August 11, 1910
The Odd Fellows of Avoca and of
Cass and Otoe counties Intend to
have the time of their lives on Thurs
day, August 11, when they will hold
their annual picnic at Avoca. As Is
always the case with the picnics
which the lodges of the two counties
hold, there will be a program of
much more than usual Interest. There
will be speaking by prominent ora
tors and in addition many games of
more than usual interest. The chief
orator of the day will be Hon. Will
Hayward of Nebraska City, who
will address the gathering from a
fraternal standpoint. Mr. Hayward
is a well known orator and is thor
oughly capable of furnishing an in
teresting and instructive address. He
has had a great deal of experience in
lodge matters and Is a man who can
thoroughly expound the doctrines of
fraternity to all who attend.
The base ball games are to be one
especial feature of the day designed
to amuse and entertain the monster
crowd which will attend, the teams
Fecured being well balanced and well
worthy of a good fight. The three
contending teams are Elmwood,
Avoca and Manley. The first game
will be between Elmwood and Manley
and the winners will play the Avoca
team immediately following the first
game. This makes the second game
consist of Avoca and either Manley
or Elmwood depending upon which
team wins the first combat. The
games ought to be interesting and
ought to draw large crowds.
There will be sports of many other
kinds on tap also and for the young
folks a steam merry-go-round will be
on the grounds and in service. A
platform dance will be given during
the day and evening which promises
to he very largely attended and well
On the whole the Odd Fellows from
all appearances will make this the
sixth anniversary picnic, one of the
finest and best in the history of the
orcanlzation. There promises to be
a very large attendance from all
parts of both counties and much In
terest taken In the gathering.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Fly' Season is Screen Season
Flies are oere. Old screens look rusty and dingy. New
screens cost much more than a new coat of paint. Give
old screens a coat of
and make them look like new. Sherwin-Williams Screen
Enamel docs not gum up the wire. It leaves a fair gloss
that prevents dust, dirt and moisture from remaining on
the screen. Easy to apply'
Made in two colon black and green. Pot up in
pint, pint and quart tins. " -
ORA E. COPES, Druggiof
largely attended ana a neai gum rea-
Chas. huhge who went to Xuckols
county a few years ago has sold his
farm. He has not yet decided where
he will locate.
A party was given at the Oxford
hotel Monday evening in honor of
Miss Susie Henley of Rockport, Mo.
About thirty were present.
Ora E. Copes and wife and W. L.
Gillin and Miss Louise Ruhge have
returned from Langdon, Mo., where
they have been spending several days
fishing. They report an enjoyable
National Kiicampmcnt G. A. It.
Atlantic City, X. J., September 19
to 24, 1910.
On September 12th to 17th, Inclus
ive, the Missouri Facific Railway Co.,
'will sell round trip tickets at rate of
$43.90 regular limit September 29th,
extension limit October 2Sth. See H.
Norton, agent, regarding stop-overs,
side trips, etc.
Little Carncn Muir has been quite
Mrs. John Woods, Sr., is quite
Mrs. Isaac Wolfe is on the sick
Henry Snoke went to Clatonia last
Miss Lola Reid returned to Omaha
Sam Cashner was a business visi
tor last Thursday at Cook.
Mr. Bragg of Elmwood has finish
ed papering the M. E. church.
Arthur Prouty of Auburn, spent
several days at home recently.
Mrs. D. A. Vincent visited at Be
thany Saturday evening and Sunday,
Ed. Stone and Jake Auspach took
In the ball game at Lincoln Sunday.
S. M. Prouty returned home from
California Wednesday of last week.
Mrs. W. H. Synedr and daughters
Mary and Sarah, are visiting relatives
William Deles Dernier of Elmwood
was in town on professional business
Ed. Stroemer and family left Mon
day morning for a few days visit at
Harry Prouty came in Thursday
from Atchison, Kan., to visit home
folks a few days.
Oscar Kitzel was overcome by the
heat Monday afternoon but soon re
vived sufficiently to ride home.
Mrs. M. C. Keefer and children re
turned Wednesday from Valpariso.
Miss Hazel Keefer returned with
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Spencer of
College View, came In Tuesday to
visit Mr. and Mrs. Alex Skiles a few
Grandma Bird who has been stay
ing with her son, Arthur, for a cou
ple of weeks, returned to her home
Miss Gladys Appleman returned
Monday-from a weeks visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Linen at
Mrs. Fred Prouty took her daugh
ter Vera, to Omaha last Thursday to
he fitted with a brace for curvature
of the spine.
Mrs. S. Humphrey who has spent
the past six weeks with Mrs. D. A.
Vincent, left Saturday evening for
MissAlma Marshall returned Sat
urday to her home at Nelson, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Rouse accompan
ied her as far as Lincoln.
DIED Lewis, Eugene, on Sunday
morning, July 24, 1910, after two
years suffering from paralysis. He
was buried Tuesday morning at Elm
wood. B, F. Moore, a prominent citizen of
the vicinity of Murray, spent the day
In the city with friends and looking
after business matters, driving up
from bis home this morning.
TO LAST DITCH
Loses F-ght fcr Cjraty Optic:,
659 la 153.
TUSKED DOWN BY CONVENTS
After Debate cn Resolutions Las'.'r.j
Until Early This Morning Democrat
ic State Convention at Grand Ishrtj
Gives him Decisive Defeat iln:
O'clock Clcsing Law Indorssd.
Grand Island, Neb., Jv.ly 27--I'.r.
Bryan has le st his fight in the Iku.o
crutic state convention for cour.ty op
tion. The party that he has iod Ut
years turned Inni down by a deceive
vote after a delate lasting i.ut.1 1
o'clock this morning.' The vote was
050 against county option and IIS for.
Mr. Brj an went down with his colors
flying as he sr.ld he would and he re
mained up and fighting until whipped
clean and decisively. He was ham
mered hard and long. He was talked
to as no one has dared to speak in
years. He was reminded that he re
ceived brewery support in Nebraska
and he was told Ly M. F. Harrington
that his grievances against the brew
ers were unfounded. H. B. Fleharty
reminded Bryan that he voted against
prohibition and congratulated the party
lor defeating it. Frank Hanson ac
cused him of refusing aid in seenrins
legislation lor the people when aid was
needed and so on down the line.
Victor Wilson spoke for Mr. Bryan,
and so did W. R. Patrick, while the
great convention cheered Bryan re
peatedly and only occasionally was it
discourteous to him.
The plank provides that county op
tion or any other plank for the regula
tion of the liquor question is not a
party creed and that any other chang
es to be made in the liquor laws
should be made by direct legislation.
Smyth is Chairman.
The convention organized by mak
ing Constatitine J. Smyth of Omaha
temporary and permanent chalnnuu
and adopted a resolution that in effect
prevented W. J. Bryan from adiiress
ing the convention on county option or
aily other issue until reported from tae
The convention ayplauded Governor
Shallenberger when he pledged him
self to sign a county option bill if such
a measure is passed by the next legis
lature and he is re elected. The turu
down of Mr. Bryan came when G. M
Hitchcock moved that all resolutions
be referred without debate to the res
olutions committee and no resolutions
be discussed on the noor of the con
vention, except where reported as a
majority or a minority report. This
proposition brought Mr. Bryan to his
feet and he moved that It be amended
so as not to preclude the offer of any
resolution after the platform had been
adopted. Only a slight discussion fol
lowed before Judge Bryant moved the
previous question, and then the roll
was called. The result was 304 yes
and 465 no.
Platform Committee Delays.
T-.i t ...
I'lXHfiiBiuu uniting me membership
of the resolutions committee delayed
the presentation of the divergent re
pons uniu long after the hour at
wiui.il uirj- were 10 report ai tne eve
ning session. A crowd that packed the
tent, preventing many of the delegates
from occupying their seats, also d.
layed the proceedings.
The differences of the Shallenberper
and Dahlman factions on minor points
or the platlorm did not prevent a solid
front by them against the cour.ty op
Hon Issue, of which Mr. Bryan was the
rv i 1 1
in roe liquor planks were reported
rrom the resolution committee. M. V
Harrington presented the majority re
pun, ppposing making eourity option
or any other phase of the liquor qties
non a party Issue, and favoring the
unci enionetnent of the present law
nr- t i ....
i. van presented his plnn: "V'e
favor county option as the best moth
od of dealing with the liquor question.'
i. iv. rii-nany read his plank: "We
favor local option as wo now have, but
am opposed to county option." Judge
witmnm spoue ror the majority report
Following the address of .TiifVcw ni.i
ham against county option, Mr. Bryan
-i -..c .... i,i..ir- uniu lln nour in favor
or county option. He said In part:
Bryan Makes Plea.
I.T. . 1. . ...
ii i iiave advocated that which Is
not good for the state, let me feel your
wram. u you find I have done anv
thing that Is not for the good of the
Democratic party, I do not ask your
mercy. Who less than I could desire
w disrupt the Democratic party? Am
1 Vistt ami,-.. ...I A
. ..vi n,c wnui a repudiation at
your hands wUl mean to met It has
been said that I am making this fight
pTuse i am not a candidate. Noth
ing conic) be more untrue. .
"I have been failed a dictator for ex
prewing my opinion. Your candidate
here have expressed their sentiments.
By what lr.w am 1 compelled to remain
silent when I feel that the good name
of my stat Is at stake? It has been
eald tha I A because I
vy vJ U U L
BED TAB" GLEflBflQG
Summer Goods ought to look good to you
this weather and we have some REAL BAR
GAINS for you in this sale: Printed Flaxon
13c yd; $3.50 Parasols at $1.98; Scotch
Ginghams 17c yd; regular 75c Foulard Silks
X 49c yd and many others.
have been sold out by the liquor In
terests in my own state. I have been
sold out by these liquor Democrats in
my own state and saved by the votes
of self respecting Republicans, who re
fused to aid In it. I expect to be In po
litics for many years yet. I expect to
aid In the work of the Democratlo
party, but I will not remain silent
when a band of political assassins at
The Platform. ,
The Democrats of Nebraska, In con
tention assembled, present to the vot--frs
of the state the following declara
tion of principles of self government
and fur protection of human rights as
proclaimed by Thomas Jefferson at the
liirth of Democracy in America. We
endorse the lar-t I'i niocrntic national
platform and the Xchraska Democrat
ic statu p:.-."r:-f.i of V.m and 19()9. W
congratulate the pnrty upon the wide
spread rfv'vnl of Democratic senti
ment, wh'cli rives promise of Demo
We s.-'e in the pi'K?age of the present
tariff an e-rr.ipl" of subserviency of
the Republican administration to privi
leged Interests of the country. We
congratulate the country that Demo
cratic opposition luis thus far succeed
ed In defeating the Iniquitous ship
subsidy. We recognize In the ninny
excessive rates on such favored prod
ucts ns steel, woolen goods, rubber
lumber and others, the return which
the Republican politicians are making
to the plundering trusts for campaign
contributions two years ago.
We condemn the president for sur
rendering to Aldrlch and Cannon tho
control of tnriff revision nnd' for using
his patronage to force unwilling con
gressmen of the Republican party to
accept their dictation. We deplore
the president's folly and weakness In
surrounding hhn::elf with a cabinet of
trust advisers. We favor tho conser
vation of fie nnUirnl resource's of the
country nnd condemn the policy under
which favored capitalists and political
syndicates secure control of water
power, coal mines and other sources
of tho nation's wealth in the states nnd
Alaska unrestrained and apparently
favored by the present national admin
istration. We condemn the president
for retaining in his cabinet the close
friend and former attorney for the
powerful nnd unscrupulous syndicate,
caught In tho very act of plunder.
We join tho Democrats everywhere
In pledging the party to the causo of
tariff relorm, economy and simplicity
In government, trust prosecution and
the ratification of tho income tax
amendment. Wo have confidence that
upon the national Issues nnd in an at
tack on national evils we shall receive
the co-operation and support of Inde
pendent voters and win a sweeping
victory in Nebraska.
We heartily approve of tho daylight
saloon law, and we commend the cour
ageous action of Governor Shallenber
ger In approving It
Wo approve and endorse the admin
istration of Ashton C. Shallenberger.
Ills acts have been honest, wise and
patriotic. We invite a careful scrutiny
of the executive power which two
years ago was committed to our trust
In his selection as governor. 111s ad
ministration has been one of fidelity
and devotion to the party pledges up
on which we Invited the suffrages of
We endorse the action of oor last
legislature In carrying vut the plat
form pledges of the party. We are Id
favor of the following amendments to
Flrt Providing fof biennial elec
See ond -1 lovluing for the election
of Judg 's ol t.ic supreme" court by tiis
tricts on a noiipi'.riisan ballot.
Third rrovh'.Ing for a nonpartisan
board of icntrol of our state Institu
tions. I'oniili rrnviding for the initiative
Filth Giving to metropolitan cities
and of the first class the right to make
their own charters.
We pledge ourselves to a redisrict
ing of the state by the legislature to
be elected this year to the end that if
counties and sections of the state may
have fair and' equitable representation.
We favor such laws as will take our
courts and schools out of partisan poll
tics. We favor the advancement of agri
culture and pledge the legls'nture If
successful to favor the establishment
of an agricultural school In southwest
We believe tlict the prosperity of any
country Is In direct ratio to its facil
ities for communication and transpor
tation; wo therefore favor the enact
ment of a more effective system of
road laws that will provide for state
and county aid In the construction of
permanent wagon roads.
The rapid Increase in the use of the
automobiles ns a means of travel ne
cessitates such legislation ns will pro
tect the public against accident from
reckless, Immature nnd Inefficient driv
ers. We pledge oit local committees nnd
state romnilttee and our candidates
not. to accept contributions from any
rallrond or other corporation, trust,
brewery, distillery or saloon anil sa
loon organization, or from nny person
or association pecuniarily or predjitdl
cially Interested In securing or defeat
We are opposed to mnkln? county
option, or nny other plan for the regu
lation of the liquor traBlc, a question
of party creed. We t-innrt for nnd In
sist upon strict enforcement of our
present laws, nnd believe that any fur
ther changes In our liquor legislation
should he decided by n direct vote of
the people, nnd that the cnuso of good
government nnd public morals will be
better served' In that way thnn by di
viding the people Into hostile factions
nn purely moral Issues.
Populists for County Option.
Grand Island, Neb., July 27. The
Populist state convention endorsed
county option and then passed a reso
lution to support no candidate for nny
office who 13 not In favor of county
In Honor of Matte r)ouglasH.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Teegardcn was the scene of much
pleasure last Friday evening when
their daughter, Miss Grace, entertain
ed in honor of her friend, Miss Marie
Douglass of Platt8mouth. Progres
lve diversion Intermingled with piano
and vocal solos and reading afforded
entertainment. Refreshments were
served at a late hour, after which the
guests departed, having spent a most
enjoyable evening. Weeping Water
Mrs. J. W. Johnson accompanied
her son Frank to his home at Om
aha this morning where she will vis
It for a few days. Mr. Johnson's lit
tle daughter Is quite sick, and XI rs.
J. W. Johnson goes to visit the little
PVEY- & BM I
ii is-it i a 1 j
SUIT IS HEARD
Judge Frost Takes Cass Under
WRONG PLAINTIFF IN ACTIOS.
Lawyers Representing Secretary of
State Aver National Committeeman
Rosewater Is Not Financially Inter
ested, Hence Application for Pri
mary Injunction Should Ee Denied.
Lincoln, July 28. The application
of Victor Rosewater, Republican na
tional committeeman, for an Injunc
tion to prevent the secretary of statu
from certifying out to tho county
clerks the names of Democratic and
Populist candidates for olllce who filed
double, and present J only one re
ceipt showing that only one filing feo
was paid, was heard before District
Judge Frost. The attorneys represent
ing Mr. Junkin based their objection
to the Injunction on tho ground thnt
Mr. Rosewater was not the proper
party to Institute the suit, as ho wns
not financially Interested. Judge
Frost has taken tho ca.;o under ud
visenient. STOLEN RIG RECOVERED
Horse Taken by Auto Thief Near
Stella Is Found Near Hortan.
Stella, Neb., July 28. William F.
Stoltz, tu.Toinpanled by John Tolly,
was called to lioi ton, Kan., to Identify
the horse and buggy stolen from him
Monday night by the thief who mailo
his escape when found in the MclJin
nls cornfield with the Wheeler auto
mobile. Sheriff Fenton found tho
horse and buggy on the road between,
Powhattan and Ilorton, In Drown coun
ty, Kansas. The thief made his es
cape in a cornfield.
Identification of the rig was from a
big milk can tied' to the back of the
buggy, the thief having taken the can
filled with milk from the Stoltz farm.
As word was telephoned far and wide
the milk can wnH mentioned and so
as the rig passed through Drown coun
ty passers by noticed the outfit and in
this way tho sheriff wns able to keep
on the trail.
AVIATION MEET ENDS
Curtis Circles Field at Omaha In
Omaha, July 28. While the mercury
stood at 100 degrees and the specta
tors were oppressed with the most in
tense Leat f the year, Aviators Cur
tiss and Mars executed several good
flights, concluding the visit ot tha
aeronauts to tie city.
Curttss five times encircled the field
and Mara three times accomplished
Curtlss and Mars are to make their
way to Pittsburg and enter opon an
aviation exhibition, while FJy goes to
Rochester for a series of flights. Mr.
Ely will Join the main staff before It
finishes the Pittsburg meet.
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