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IDE LIE STAR
Most of the Crops are Generally
Good and Fruit Abundant
Yoakum, Tex., Aug. 6, 1910.
True to my promise I nave seized
the first opportunity I have cad since
my arrival here to write you some
thing of the state of Texas and the
things which 1 observed during my
trip from Nebraska here. And the
one thing which I noticed more than
ail el.se was the great extent of the
drouth from which the country has
keen and still Is, suffering.
Rain! Rain! Rain! This Is the
universal cry through all that section
from Plattsmouth clear to this place
a stone's throw, so to speak, from
the gulf. I have noticed In the pa
pers since my arrival here of showers
In Nebraska, Missouri and Kant-as but
I Imagine they have not done much
good to speak of and are of the same
scattering variety which prevailed
when I left there.
Rain Is needed and that badly, all
over eastern Nebraska, Kansas, Ok
lahoma and Texas. Western Missouri,
as I observed It from the car window
not the best place In the world to
view crops from gave promise of
the best crops In all that territory.
In western Iowa, corn looked Just
like Nebraska, with corn way late
and small, and commencing to show
signs of drouth. The color of the
fields was changing from the deep
green to the pale green and yellow,
and In some spots firing was In evi
dence. Crossing the line Into Mis
souri conditions were different. Corn
there was much larger and much
healthier looking. I believe Mis
souri hag the best corn of all the
territory I traversed. Eastern Kan
sas was badly fired and the corn will
tot make anything like a crop, while
Oklahoma In the eastern part was
eaten up by heat and winds. Even
cotton which stands drouth well,
showed signs of suffering. Texas
also lost a part of the corn, but it
mas too far along to suffer a great
loss, and It has raised enough for
Itself, and some Is even being sold for
shipment but those selling are mak
ing a mistake, In my humble Judg
ment. Taking corn, all In all, I be
lieve It Is due to be higher next
spring that ever before as I cannot
figure out an even reasonable yield.
Without question the country Is
dryer than In years. On the way
down dust blew In clouds from
Plattsmouth clear to this town, and
the most pessimistic talk was beard
from those who boarded the train at
different points. The route I follow
ed lies through the garden spot of
America, the Burlington to Kansas
City, the Katy to Waco, and the Lap
to this place. When crops fall In
this country conditions are Indeed,
Lad. Rain now would help cotton
here but I fear It Is too late for corn
anywhere, although here corn Is not
a vital question as It has long since
been ripened and In the gathering
Cotton will make a fair crop In
Texas this year with rain anywhere
In the near future. It looks fine
throughout the whole scope of coun
try I came through from Denlson to
Yoakum, a distance of some Ave bun
dred miles. Especially between here
and Waco does It look good and the
fields are now In the opening of the
loll stage. This Is a very pretty
sight, only rivalled by the field In
bloom and I marveled at the fertility
which waa exhibited.
Texas has been very fortunate this
year whether It has a bumper cotton
crop or not. It raised a great small
grain crop with wheat and onts to
waste, much alfalfa, much hay, groat
fruit cropB, Its early vegetables were
Immense this lu In the heart of the
early .vrgelablo region, and all
through its people are happy and
prosperous. It has much to bo thank
ful for and the p ople seem to realize
I read the fliittorlnij words Flunk
Schlater, Charlen U. Jordan and W.
E. RoHencrans had to say of Texas
and If they can say these things of
Texas now what won't they say when
they see It in tho spring when It Is
really beautiful. Jordan would buy
all Texas in the spring If he bought
now when It looks Its worst. And
the state makes good, too, for It al
I have been so busy since I ar
rived here that I have not had time
to go into details about conditions
hero, but If the publisher and the
handsome blonde young nan In khaki
who edits tho Linotype, are willing,
I hopo to keep In touch with my
friends often In the future. I owe
many a letter to good friends but I
must plead too much business which
Tu will appreciate. I can say more
on corn and more on prohibition,
which Is some Issue here now, and
also more on curious politic and
some also curious railroading ac
cording to our methods; and there
are n.any little Incidentals which I
will tomh on at times always bear
ing in mind that I must have the
permission of the Journal's publislu-r
and the young man who wants to be a
soldier. With this, I shall close and
(MARIES I). CRIMES.
Increases Both in Interest as
Well as In Numbers in
From Tuesday' Tially,
The teachers' Institute Is growing
both In number and Interest and the
number at eleven o'clock this morn
ing had exceeded the enrollment of
last year, having risen from IO.j re
ported the first day to 133 this morn
ing. The keenest Interest is being
manifested by the teachers a3 well
as the residents of the city. There
has been some complaint that the
place of holding the sessions had not
been advertised in the Journal, but
as long ago as last week the Journal
stated that the sessions would be held
in the district court room at the court
This morning at demoestlc science
hour Miss Rowan taught her auditors
how to make "prune whip," and oth
er delicate dishes to tempt the pal
ate. The entire membership filled
the court room and the seats w ere all
occupied while chairs were brought
from the other departments. These
lectures are open to the ladles of the
city, and many new ideas may be
had by attending. The new names
added since yesterday are as follows:
Mildred Coon, Lincoln.
Anastasla TIghe, Weeping Water.
M. Cladyg lladen, University Place.
Florence Kanka, Plattsmouth.
I), Gllmore, Plattsmouth.
Lillian I. KerRey, Burr.
Anna Helsof, Plattsmouth.
Ernestine Harrison, Syracuse.
Pearl Nallor, Nebraska City.
Louise Upson, Odell.
Emma E. Wllklns, Hubbard, Dako-
Grace Elliott, Elmwood.
Elenore Carpenter, Union.
Mildred Hart. Weeping Water.
Ruth Hart, Weeping Water.
Jennie Hltcbman, Weeping Water.
Lottie W. Wunderllch, Nehawka.
Rula Kennedy, Weeping Water.
Etta Schwartz, Nehawka.
Mary E. Descher, Weeping Water.
Julia Kerr, Plattsmouth.
Emma Falter, Plattsmouth.
Alpha C. Peterson, Plattsmouth.
Clara Drauche, Murdock.
George Moon, Ashland.
Ednah Moon, Ashland.
Daisy Gore, Louisville.
Mary McGraw, Louisville.
Prof. William It. Jackson.
The Journal takes pleasure In
recommending the above named gen
tleman to the Democratic voters of
Cass county for their suffrages at the
primary election on Tuesday, August
13. Prof. Jackson's record as an edu
cator, and having been directly in
terested In educational matters for a
number of years makes hlra one (
the best fitted men for state school
superintendent In the state of Ne
braska. Prof. Jackson is a gentle
man of the first water, and should
receive the support of every Demo
crat who attends the primary. And,
If elected to the position we will
guarantee to a Utnat he will fill the
office to tho sltlsfactlon of the peo
plo generally, and with great credit to
Tho IlcM Hour of Life
Is when you do some great deed or
discover some wonderful fact. This
hour came to J. R. Pitt of Rocky Mt.,
N. C when ho was suffering inten
sely ,as ho snys, "from the worst cold
I ever had, 1 then proved to my great
satisfaction, what n wonderful Cold
and Cough euro Dr. King's New Dis
covery Is. For, after taking one bot
tle, I was entirely cured. You can't
sny anything too good of a medicine
like that." Its the surest and best
remedy for diseased lungs, Hemor
rhages, LaGrlppe, Asthma, Hay Fev
er, &0c, $1. Trial bottlo free. Guar
anteed by F. G. Fricke & Co.
Will Hold ricnlc.
Rev. Lessley of Lincoln returned
to his home this morning, having
preached at the Liberty U. 11. church
yesterday. Rev. Lessloy will preach
his last sermon before the annual
conference two weeks from yester
day. On tho 23rd, the Sunday school
of Liberty church will hold Its an
nual picnic probably In the grove of
D. A. Fulmer of Greenwood was In
the city this morning and procured a
license for the marriage of his son,
Cedrlo P. A. Fulmer to Miss Mary
llertha Nackemejer of Murdock.
Born in Cass County and Passed
Away in Lead, South Dakota.
George Edward Sullivan was born
In Cass county, Nebraska, November
13, 1862, and was the oldest son of
Thomas L. Sullivan who deceased a
few years ago. The subject of this
sketch was reared on the farm within
a few miles of this city, and was an
exemplary young man, well respect
ed and beloved by his acquaintances
December 28, 1899, he was mar
ried to Miss Jennie G. Miles of this
county, and to this union three chil
dren were born, the youngest being
but about , a month old, whilst the
oldest is about four years of age.
Six years ago Mr. Sullivan and wife
removed to South Dakota, and there
engaged in farming near Lead. He
has always enjoyed good health, un
til May 22nd of this year, he received
a slight scratch on one of his fingers
which developed blood poison, and a
month ago he went to the hospital at
Lead where he could receive the best
medical care and attention. Ills
mother, Mrs. Thomas L. Sullivan,
went to his bedside some weks ago,
and has been at Lead ever since. The
young man grew worse the last few
days and Sunday death claimed him.
The remains will arrive tonight and
the funeral will occur from his moth
er's residence on Pearl street, tomor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev.
L. W. Cade of the Presbyterian
church will conduct the funeral.
The deceased leaves besides his
wife and three small children, his
mother, Mrs. Thomas L. Sullivan, one
Bister, Mrs. Mayme Phllipson, of Chi
cago, and one brother, Arthur Sulli
van, of this community.
Interment will take place at the
Horning cemetery, the pallbearers
will be Julius PlttB, C. A. Harvey,
George Smith, Wyatt Hutchison,
Fred Barrows and Charles Sands, all
old neighbors and friends of the de
ceased. The bereaved family have
the sympathy of the entire commun
ity in their great grief.
Mr. and Mr. Ed. Swarts are the
happy parents of a baby boy, born
John Studt of Stockton, Cal., visit
ed a few days this week at the home
of his old friend, J. R. Baird.
Miss Cella Brekenfeld left Tuesday
afternoon for a month's visit with
Virginia Keckler near Manley.
A. J. Harris and wife of Marlon,
Va., arrived Wednesday and will en
Joy a two weeks visit at the home
of the former's brother-in-law, A. J.
Prof, and Mrs. M. C. Lefler came
up from Peru Tuesday to spend the
vacation period with home folks.
Prof. Lefler Is one of the live wires
at the Peru normal.
Sanford Clements, William Roett
ger, Ralph Uhley, Nellie Wilcockson,
Marie Kuntz and Grace Elliott have
returned home from Peru to enjoy
their vacation. Sanford Clements
will teach In the Elmwood school the
A new boulevard gasoline light has
been the center of attraction at the
L. F. Langhorst corner the past few
nights. The light Is a good one and
was placed there by F. J. Fitch who is
trying to get the city dads interested
In the purchase of new street lights.
Dr. C. R. Trenholm and Roy Hoov
er left Monday evening in the form
er's auto for Wheatland, Wyo., to be
absent about three weeks. Mrs. Tren
holm and little son will meet them
at AVheatland, having gono on by
rail. They will visit many old time
friends and they stay will undoubt
edly be attended with much plensure.
Vex, Pull 'Together.
Pull together, brev.iien. W'o are
all here fur tho same purpose. Then
live and let live. The best way to
build up a town is for each and ev
ery man to pull together and not
strive to rend and tear down. All
tho residents of a town are partners,
not opponents. In all likelihood tho
more business done by your rival the
more you will do. livery merchant
who treats his customers honestly
and fairly will get his share and the
more business that can be secured by
united effort, the better It will be for
Will Hun for Judge,
A Poise, Idaho, paper conveys the
Information that C. S. Polk has Just
accepted the endorsement as a can
didate for the nomination ot judge of
the third Judicial district on the Re
publican ticket In the primaries Aug
ust 30th. Mr. Polk formerly prac
ticed law In Plattsmouth.
Elmer Monroe of Pacific Junction
was In the city today looking after
Mrs. Will StreiIit Entertains.
Last evening at her home in the
First ward, Mrs. Will Strelght enter
tained a party of sixteen at a bridge
party. Refreshments were served
during the evening. Those present
to enjoy the hospitality of Mrs.
Streight were: Mrs. H. X. Dovey,
Mrs. Will Pickett, Mrs, Charles Val
lery, Mrs. A. Gass, Mrs Burgess. Mrs.
Brltt, Miss Lillian Cole, Miss Hazel
Dovey, Miss Edith Martin, Miss Verna
Leonard, Miss Matilda Vallery, Miss
Mia Gering, Miss Barbara Gering,
Miss Florence Dovey and Miss Dora
A VERY H
The Red Sox Came Very Near
Suffering a Shut Out
From Monday's Pally.
ltiere was a game on tne Chicago
avenue ground yesterday, but our
boys came nearly suffering a shut
out. There was but one score made
by the Red Sox, but just why more
were not run In, Is not easily ex
plained. There was ample oppor
tunity to make them, but the boys
failed to connect with the home plate.
The game started out before all of the
home team arrived, having reached
the second inning before Mann, the
half of the battery, got on the dia
mond. This, no doubt, disconcerted
tho boys to some extent for no ag
gregation can do team work unless
the team Is all present. Then Bard-
well had a bum arm and could not
pitch the game and was replaced by
Mason after the visitors had ,run In
four scores In four Innings. But this
was not all; McCaulley, the first base
man, turned his ankle at Malvern
last week and he could not play
through the game, this made another
change imparative. The game was
somewhat bum owing to all of these
obstacles. There was a fair sized
crowd, and considering the expense
of lost balls, with other little items,
there will not be a great sum to go
into the treasury from this game.
Manager Brantner Is trying to get
a game for one afternon this week
so that the teachers may have an
opportunity to see a real live game.
Notice to Farmers.
We are now In the market for all
the chickens, ducks, geese or any
farm poultry that you might have.
We also have the akency for the
Bloomer Creamery at Council Bluffs
and will bny all the cream you bring
in. Pay you cash and test It the
same day you bring It in. Try and
sell your cream one month and sec If
it Is Isn't easier and more money In
It than to make butter.
Also, our auto delivery Is out In
the country every day. Call us up
and get your meat or groceries for
threshing. Always call us the day
before you want the goods so we will
get the order before we start as we
start early In ' the tuov?lng. Tele
phone No. 4.
Yours For Business,
Hatt & Son.
Alex Laverty, Republican candidate
for float senator in this district has
repudiated the option plank in the
platform of his party and apt to repu
diate any other promise he may
make. The party platform is a
pledge to the people that the candi
dates who run for office will stand
upon it if elected and will endeavor
to carry out Its recommendations.
But Laverty Is greater, evidently In
his own estimation, than his party
and he has taken the power into his
own hands and has repudiated the
wishes of his party. Will the Re
publicans stand for this action? It
remains to be seen. Papllllon Times.
(Jet Square Meitl.
L. B. Kgenberger, Albert Egenher
ger, Fred Kgenberger, Jr., and wife,
M. Smith and wife, and Harry Smith
and wife, constituted a party going
to tho country yesterday morning to
take dinner with John Hlrz and
family. L. B. Kgenberger ato so
much that he can just navigate to
day. The party sat down to a most
sumptuous repast to the fullest ex
tent. The party returned to the city
last evening with words of warmest
praise for their hosts.
Takes Suddenly 111.
Joseph Adams, living south of town
came Into town Saturday evening on
business and while here became quite
1)1 of some stomach trouble. Medical
aid came to his relief somewhat, and
! be was taken to the home of John
Snead, where be remained until Sun
day morning when he was taken to
his borne. Later reports are to the
effect that Mr. Adams is much easier
aiC 1 opes are entertained for bis
Edgar5lidkiff of Union" was in
tho city today looking after business
Live Stock and General Farm Sale
Five years successful selling renders
me thoroughly competent ot handling
your sale. Keferfence from those I
have sold for. Graduate from Missouri
yuction School. See me at Perkins
The Goernment payt Railway Mail
Clerki $800 to $1,200, and other em
ployee up to $2,500 annually
Uncle Sam will hold examinations
throughout the country for Railway
Mall Clerks, Custom House Clerks,
Stenographers, Bookkeepers, Depart
ment Clerks and other Government
positions. Thousands of appointments
will be made. Any man or woman
over 18, In City or Country can get
Instruction and free information by
writing at onco to the Bureau of
Instruction, 79 J, Hamlin Building,
Rochester, N. Y.
Life on Panama Cunal.
has had one frightful drawback
malaria trouble that has brought
suffering and death to thousands.
The germs cause chills, fever and
ague, biliousness, Jaundice, lassitude,
weakness and general debility. But
Electric Bitters never fail to destroy
them and cure malaria troubles.
"Three bottles completely cured me
of a very severe attack of malaria,"
writes W. A. Fretwell, of Lucama,
N. C, "and I've had good health ever
since." Cure Stomach, Liver and
Kidney Troubles, and prevent Ty
phoid. . 50c. Guaranteed by F. G.
Fricke & Co.
State Fair Items.
The entries for races of the State
Fair, Sept 5th to 9th, will close next
Monday, August 15th, and are as fol
lows: Trotting 2:25, 2:30, 2:15 and
2:10, and pacing 2:20, 2:17, 2.12
and 2:04. Each being for a purse of
$600 with a five per cent entry. At
the same time closes the Nebraska
derby of 1 1-16 miles which will be
ran on Tuesday of the fair, and the
ten mile relay race, two miles each
day changing mounts at the end of
each half mile. These together with
the six early closing races, four of
which are for $1,000 each, and nine
running races, constitute the best list
of races ever offered on a Nebraska
course, and taken with Wright Bros.
Aeroplanes to make flights each day
of the fair, together with other usual
; features, should furnish a very at
tractive program for Fair visitors.
A THOU MOTORCYCLE
10H MODEL FREE.
The Farm Magazine of Omaha, Ne
braska, is very anxious to Increase Its
circulation In Cass county and some
one is going to get a Thor Motorcycle
for helping it do it. Just write a post
al card today and say I want to own
a motorcycle and full particulars will
be sent you by return mail. Address
E. R. Ragan, Circ. Mgr.,
Farm Magazine, Omaha, Neb.
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Arswered Promptly
Telephone 378 White, Plattsmouth.
FARM DEVELOPMENT Ifl WYOMING!
THE RICHEST DEVELOPED STATE M THE WEST
GO WITH ME on one of our personally conducted landseekers' excursions to
THE BIG HORN BASIN the first and third Tuesdays of each month, and
see what the farmers are doing on these new lands where the Burlington
Railroad is building new lines; where new towns offer splendid business op
ening in all lines of trade and profession.
EXAMINE THESE LANDS PERSONALLY with me. I will help you to pick
out the best. I am employed by the Burlington Railroad for this purpose.
OUR HOMESEEKERS' TICKET allows you 25 days with stop overs every
where in homeseekers' territory; ample time to examine the lands and spend
a few days fishing in the mountain streams if you like. See the irrigated
lands where the ditches are built by the Government and also by private
companies, and the Mondell 220-acre FREE homesteads all on ene trip.
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liflilffc 1 1004 Farnam Street,
SOTICR TO COTRCTOHS.
Sealed proposals will be received bv
the city- clerk ot tlie city of i'latts"
mouth, Nebraska, until elht (lit o'clock
p. m.. of Monday, the fcih dav of Aug
ust, 1910, for furnishing material and
constructing curb and pavements for
the city of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, la
accordance with the plans and specifi
cations on file In the office of the city
clerk of Plattsmouth. Nebraska, aid In
the office of the engineers, Omaha. Ne
braska. Approximate estima:e quan
(A) District i77 s.. yds.
tUj Intersection lm sn. yds.
(A) T'lutrlct lin. ft.
(li Intersection :! lin. ft.
Class A Six (6) Inches thick, twen
ty (-0 inches deep; $0.55 per lin. ft
Class B Six () Inches thick, twenty-four
U4) inches deep; 0.60 per lin,
Class A Vitrified brick block as
???cl.fld- Base- concrete, depth four
M Inches, sand on concrete one and
one-half Mi Inches. . sand filled
Joints. $2.10 per sq. yd.
H8.. Vitrified brick block as
specified. Base, concrete, depth, five
O) inches, sand on concrete one and
fnie,".'ar. !nc,,e.', inches. Sand
filled Joints. $2.25 per sq. yd.
.... . ili1 t0 be accompanied by a cer-
($500 Ool1 ,lundreJ hilars
AnJ. onf des'rln et of plans and
specif cations for personal use may ob
tain the same by application to the en
gineers and a payment of five ($5.00
dollars per get. " '
The city reserves the right to re
ject any and all bids.
J. P. Sattler.
W. B. Rlster,
ins, Omaha. Nebraska.
io. 640 ilea build-
The following proposed amendment to
the constitution of the State of Nebras
ka, as hereinafter set forth in full is
submitted to the electors of the State
of Nebraska, to be voted utinn it tha
preneral election to be held Tuesday.
.November Sth, A. D., 1910.
a jui.vr KKSOLUTION to amend
Section one (1) of Article seven (7) of
the Constitution of the State of Ne
braska. Be It Enacted by the Legislature of
the State of Nebraska:
Section 1. (Amendment constitution
proposed.) That section one (1) of
article seven (7) of the constitution of
the State of Nebraska, the senate con
curring be so amended as to read as
Section 1. (Who are electors.) Ev
ery male citizen of the United States, of
the ai?e of twenty-one years, who shall
have been a resident of this state six
months next preceding the election and
of the county, precinct or ward, for the
term provided by law be an elector;
provided. That persons of foreign
birth who shall have declared their in
tention to become citizens conformably
to the laws of the United States and
are voting at the taking effect of this
amendment, may continue to exercise
the right of suffrage until such time
as they may have resided In the United
States five years after which they shall
take out full citizenship papers to be
entitled to vote at any succeeding elec
tion. Section 2. (Ballots.) That at the
general election nineteen hundred and
ten (ltlO) there shall be submitted to
the electors of the state for their ap
proval or rejection the foregoing pro
posed amendment to the constitution
relating to the right of suffrage At
such election, on the ballot of eaeh
elector voting for or against said pro
posed amendment, shall be written or
printed the words: "For proposed
amendment to the constitution relating
to the right of suffrage," and "Against
said proposed amendment to the con
stitution relating to tha right of suf
Section 8. (Adoption.) If such at
amendment be approved by a majority
of all' electors voting at such election,
said amendment shall constitute section
one (1) of article seven u) of the con
stitution of the State of Nebraska.
Approved April 1. 1909." r
I. George C. Junkln. Secretary of
State, of the State of Nebraska do here
by certify that the foregoing proposed
amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Nebraska Is a true and correct
copy of the original enrolled and en
grossed bill, as passed by the thirty
first session of the legislature of the
State of Nebraska, as appears from said
original bill on file In this office, and
that Raid proposed amendment Is sub
mitted to the qualified voters of the
State of Nebraska for their adoption or
rejection at the general election to be
held on Tuesday, tile Sth day of No
vember, A. P., 1910.
In Testimony Whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and affixed the great
seal of the State of Nebraska. Hone
at Lincoln this 29th day of July, In
the year of our Lord, One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Ten, and of the In
dependence of the United States the
One Hundred and Thirty-fifth, and of
this State the Forty-fourth.
GEORGE C. JUNKTX.
(Seal) Secretary of State.
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
Dates made at this (fllceorthe
Murray State Bank.
Good Service Reasonable Rate
Special prepared Wyoming literature just efT the press.
Write for It today.
D. CLEM DEAVER, General Agent,
Landseekers Information Bnreau,
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