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SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAG ICS
PLATTSMOUTIl, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY OCTOHEK 3 , 1910
MIR JAMES C. DMAII AD
DRESSES VOTERS SOB NIGHT
Speaks on the Important Issue of the Campaign,Local Government
on the Liquor Question Large Attendance.
A large audience greeted Mayor J.
C. Dahlrnan at the Parmele Saturday
evening, and at eight o'clock, when
Mayor Sattler arose to Introduce the
mayor of Omaha, every seat was
filled. There were many ladies In
the audience as well as republicans,
the great majority were voters of
every political creed. Mayor Sattler
made a short Introductory speech
and introduced Mr. Dahlman, as the
Mayor of Omaha and the democratic
candidate for governor. When the
mayor arose he was greeted with a
round of applause, and his points
throughout the hour and a half
speech was lustily applauded. Mr.
Dahlman prefaced his speech with a
few remarks concerning the manner
in which he got into the campaign,
and said that every American citizen
had a right to become a candidate
for any office within the gift of the
people that he was qualified to fill,
that the primary law of this state
was such that any citizen could file
by paying the required fee and be
come such candidate. That any citi
zen had a right to do anything that
the law allowed, and that he had
paid his $10.00 and filed 'for the
office of governor, the highest office
within the gift of the voters of the
great state of Nebraska, and 18,000
young democrats and republicans
had rallied to his support and in one
of the hardest fought campaigns in
political annals in the state, he had
won the nomination.
"The one issue in the campaign,"
he said, "is the liquor question. I
am generally misunderstood. Most
everyone thinks I am radically a
liquor man. The question before us
Is shall we have county option or not.
I am opposed to it because it Is un
democratic. It enlarges the unit to
the county and takes away local self
government, I care not whether Met
calfe believes this or not. It is un
democratic. That Is why I am op
posed to it. The Slocumb law has
been on the statute book for thirty
years. No brewer or saloon man has
been able to change It one iota, be
cause it was what the people wanted.
I am being fought because I believe it
is better than prohibition, so-called.
I believe In being practical, not theo
retical. I advise people against drink
ing, but I claim you can not legislate
temperance nor virtue into the soul
FOB Mi HOUSES
Following the rules laid down by
catalogue houses for those who pat
ronize them Instead of their local
You shall sell your farm produce
for cash wherever you can, but not
to us; we do not buy from you.
You shall believe our statements
In preference to your local merchant,
who has been your life-long friend,
and buy all you need from us, be
cause we want to be good to you al
though we are not personally ac
quainted with you.
You shall send the money In ad
vance to give us a chance to get the
goods from the factory with your
money; meanwhile you will have to
wait patiently for a few weeks, be
cause that is our business method.
You shall apply to your nearest
city to aid you in building good
roads, so that you may conveniently
get the goods that you buy from us,
from the depot, for we do not build
You shall collect from the business
men In your community as much
money as you can for public pur
poses, for although we earn more
money from you than they do, it is
against our rules to make such dona
tions. You shall Induce your neighbor to
buy everything from us, as we need
You shall have the mechanics that
repair the goods you buy of us, book
the bill, so you can send the money
for their labor to us for new goods.
You shall, in case of accident, sick
ness or need, apply to your local
dealer for credit, as we do not know
of a man. I believe in a campaign
of education. Begin temperance in
the home, the school, and the church,
everywhere, but do not attempt to
reform or educate a man by legisla
tion. Prohibition has been tried for
fifty years and has been a failure. It
breeds lawlessness and deceit and
does not stop drinking. Iowa has
tried it for twenty-five years and has
had to abandon her constitution and
license the saloon."
Mr. Dahlman then stated that
there was as much difference between
temperance and prohibition as there
was between day and night. That he
was a temperance man, but not a
county cptlonist. The speaker said
that he preached temperance and
talked It, and that he was In a posi
tion where his talk would do good.
That temperance could not be had
by legislation, but that it should be
taught in the home, the church, in
the school, if such was done we
should have temperance.
In referlng to the matter of Mr.
Bryan and Metcalfe's non-support of
his candidacy, Mr. Dahlman said, in
substance, that during the years he
was on the plains, that he was fre
quently in charge of the freighting
caravan, and at night the horses were
allowed their freedom within a large
roped enclosure, and frequently some
of them would jump over the ropes
and hike for other pastures, that
while some of the party would be in
favor of running down several good
horses in getting them back within
the ropes, his plan had always been
to let them go, and when the camp
was broken up the next morning the
runaways would come sneaking in.
He thought the same course would
be found to work well In the present
Referring to his opponent he men
tioned his corporation connections:
"Do we want Aldrichism in the state
when we are fighting it in the
nation?" he asked.
Referring to the administration of
the affairs of Omaha he said he had
in his administration as mayor saved
money by veto power when appropri
ations were before him and if elected
and this were necessary he would do
I the same as governor,
i His address made an excellent Im
pression on his hearers and he is
stronger in Plattsmouth now than
' ever before.
Funeral of Homy Denting.
The funeral of Henry Dearing was
held at the home of Mrs. Dearing's
mother, Mrs. Billstine, Saturday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock, and was attend
ed by the immediate relatives and
friends of the family and members of
the A. O. U. W. lodge, No. 8. The
funeral was conducted by Rev. W. L.
Austin, of the M. E. church.
The floral tributes were unusually
beautiful, the members of the order
of which the deceased was a member,
showing their deep respect for the
life and character of their departed
brother, by sending for his casket a
wreath of great beauty.
The services at the tomb were in
charge of the fraternity of which the
deceased was a member, the solemn
ritual for the dead being read by
James II. Higley, assisted by Rev.
Austin. The pall bearers were mem
bers of the same order, and were,
Harry Johnson, William Freese, Gus
Johnson, William Ofe, William Hein
rich and Gus Kupp. Interment was
made at Oak Hill cemetery.
Attend Nephew's Funeral.
Mrs. Henry Kaufman and her
brother, Fred Olenhausen, departed
for Wymore, Nebraska, on the morn
ing train today to attend the funeral
of their nephew, Edgar Fuller, a
young man nineteen years old. No
details of the sudden death of her
nephew were given in the message to
Mrs. Kaufman, and the death was
very sudden and unexpected to the
relatives here. In fact they had not
heard of his sickness at all.
Virgil Mullls was a passenger to
Omaha this afternoon, where he vis
ited the hospital and spent a few
hours with Mrs. Mullls, who is gain
ing and will soon be able to come
RED III DM
City Should Show Hospitality to
the Visiting Redmen.
On Wednesday, October 19, Platts
mouth will have the honor of enter
taining the Grand Lodge of the Or
der of Red Men of the State of Ne
braska. Our city will be visited by
many who never have visited our
city, and it behooves those who feel
a pride in the town to arrange for
deroratlng their places of business
in honor of the great event.
Plattsmouth seldom gets a meet
ing of this character, and we should
do all we can to make the hundreds
of delegates that will be here on that
occasion feel at home. Not only will
the delegates representing the differ
ent lodges be present, but there will
be hundreds of others present, also.
A year ago, when the local lodge of
Red Men went to Omaha to the
Grand Lodge in such a great num
ber, and worked for this meeting,
they promised the visiting members
from over the state a warm welcome
to Plattsmouth. Now let us carry
out those promises.
Plattsmouth is noted for its hospi
tality. The business men, generally
speaking, are exceedingly liberal in
such matters, and desire to do all In
their power, and this event will be no
exception to the rule. The Journal
speaks of these things now, in order
that all may have an opportunity to
decorate their places of business in a
The arrangements of this meeting
of the State Lodge of Red Men, if
properly carried out, will prove a big
advertisement for our city and they
will return home feeling good that
tbey were here.
LADY DIES AQLEVELAi
Agnes Jane Beach, daughter of
Hugh Percy and Mary Elizabeth
Beach, was born in Essex county, On
tario, Dec. 8, 1880. Died In Lakewood
hospital at Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 3,
1910, age 29 years, 9 months and 21
When but a child her parents
moved to Nebraska, where she lived
until six years ago, when she came to
Shelby, Ohio. She had almost com
pleted a course in the Lakewood hos
pital at Cleveland, Ohio. She was
converted and united with the Metho
dist Episcopal church when she was
about 14 years of age.
The subject of this sketch was an
active Christian worker. In the Ep
worth League and Sunday school she
served with special success. Her ex
ceptional abilities of mind, hand and
heart were apparent whenever she
gave her services.
She has won a large place In the
hearts and lives of those who knew
her. Her cheerful disposition, sym
pathetic nature, her willing hands,
her lovely character, could but com
mand highest love and appreciation.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her
mother, two brothers and six sisters.
These, together with a large circle
of friends, bow in bereavement, yet
in confident submission to the will of
Him who doeth all things well.
Out of town friends at the funeral
were Dr. C. L. Graher, Mr. and Mrs.
Greenway, Mrs. Chase and Miss
Brooks, of Lakewood, Ohio, Miss
Dague, Cleveland; Miss Sarah Beach,
Hamilton, Ontario, and Dr. Win. H
Beach, Virginia, Minnesota.
Funeral services were held from
the home of Dr. W. S. Anderson, con
ducted by Rev. O. J. Coby, assisted
by Rev. Egglin and Rev. Johnson.
Interment at Oakland cemetery.
Miss Beach for many years was a
resident of this city and had many
friends here. She was only sick two
weeks with heart trouble, when the
final summons came.
Rojul Arc iiniim Puy Policy.
Joseph Fetter, local treasurer of
the Royal Arcanum, received a tlraft
for the payment of the $3,000.00 to
the bcnlflcary of the policy on the life
of the late Peter Mumm. This order
la one that is prompt in the payment
of death claims. The company never
contests a claim and Is popular with
Its members on account of its prompt
manner of handling its business.
Mrs. II. V. Lloyd, of Omaha, was
In the city a few hours today, on business.
A Pleasant Ftmlng Spent.
A very pleasant evening was spent
at the home of Mrs. W. L. Street last
Saturday evening by the members of
the Fraternal Union, Riverside Lodge
No. 125, in honor of Mrs. Flora L.
Slater, who will leave the city to
make her home in Vermont. The
evening was very pleasantly spent in
social conversation. Refreshments
were served, after which Clara Mae
Morgan entertained the members in
a very pleasing manner by singing
"Grandma's Prayer," and a lullaby
song, and especially sweet was the
lullaby song. Mrs. Slater has been
the secretary of the society for eleven
years and the members endeavored,
In so far as they were able, to impress
her with the idea that they fully ap
preciate her work in their behalf.
DING HERE YESTERDAY
From Monday'! Dally.
At the pleasant home of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Madsen, In the Fifth
ward, yesterday afternoon at 3
o'clock, occurred the marriage of
their daughter, Miss Celia, to Mr.
Lawrence E. Lancaster, of Nelson
vllle, Ohio. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. V. II. Steger, who
used the beautiful and impressive
ring form of ceremony. The mar
riage took place in the presence of
about sixty invited guests, who as
sembled in the parlors to witness the
Mr. Tom II. Mack was best man
and Miss Elizabeth Shea acted as
bride's maid. The bride wore a beau
tiful gown of light blue silk, and car
ried a boquet of carnations, the
bride's maid was gowned in white
and carried pink carnations. The
groom and his best man wore the
customary black. After the cere
mony and congratulations of the rel
atives and friends, the wedding party
and guests were Invited to the dining
room, where a fine wedding dinner
was served. The young couple de
parted for Greenwood last evening,
whee they will reside for a time,
and avoided the usual serenade. ,The
gifts were many and beautiful as well
as useful articles.
Among those present were Mrs. L.
Arnett, Don Selvers, Miss Sarah Sea
grave, Miss Anna Tarns, Mr. and Mrs.
William Hunter, Hans Selvers and
wife, Peter Goos and wife, John
Wichmann and wife, Louis Doso and
wife, Councilman Shea and wife, and
son and daughter; William Kaffke
and wife, Henry Ofe and wife, II. M.
Soennlchsen, Mrs. Dr. Schlldtknecht,
Miss Emma Ault, Jesse Perry, Miss
Edna Peterson, Hans Tarns, Mrs.
I'.liieH Are Gaining.
From Monday's Dally.
in spite of a severe squall Satur
day night, and a stiff southwest
breeze which threw spray over the
Comodore Wescott's brig and Bonked
his uniform to an extent which
caused him to take on so much cold
that he could scarcely give his orders
fo they could, be hoard above the
breakers Sunday morning, there was
plenty of business for the two large
vessels which are making the journey
around the earth.
The blues, which were some in the
lurch on the larboard side the Sun
day before, yesterday took on a spurt
of speed which not only brought them
abreast of their competitor, but
threw them In the load. The sea was
calm yesterday and the vessels In
good trim and good progress was
made. The attendance reached 253.
A short rally day program was given.
After the Sunday school, a most
Interesting church service was had at
the usual hour. The choir rendered
a melodious anthem. Mrs. R. B.
Hayes Bang, "I Heard the Voice of
Jesus Say," after which Rev. Austin
preached a strong sermon.
Held Donation Party.
Tho members of the IT. II. church,
to the number of ten or more fami
lies, last Friday evening, surprised
their pastor, Rev. Mee.sno, at the par
sonage east of Mynard, and Joined In
a donation party which resulted in
fixing tho minister's larder for a few
months at least. This was no pound
party, and the membership did not
stop at weight of the paskages, but
sacks of flour, and baskets of vege
tables and other products of the farm
were brought In plenty. Rev. Meesne
has Just recently taken charge of the
work, and the generosity of the con
gregation will no doubt be appreci
ated by himself and family.
Senator S. L. Thomas returned
from Lincoln this morning, where he
baB been a few days on business.
So Says D. E. Thompson Who
Helped Make Lincoln.
A special from Lincoln to the
World-Herald says: The sensation
of the week in Lincoln is the inter
view with D. E. Thompson, which
was published In the State Journal
Saturday. Mr. Thompson, whom
Roosevelt appointed ambassador to
Mexico, and who Is several times a
millionaire, is Lincoln's most success
ful capitalist and business man, and
his business Judgment Is held In high
regard. In his Interview ho charges
that "the oxygen Is burned out" of
the Lincoln atmosphere, and that, the
city is retrograding in population and
Industry because of its "narrow
gauge" Instead of a "broad-gauge"
This charge is bitterly resented by
the Journal itself, and by a number
of business and professional men
whom it has Interviewed, including
Prof. George E. Howard of the State
University, who calls on the voters to
rebuke at the polls the enemies of
Lincoln's "dry policy." Mr. Thomp
son's statement that there are 1,500
vacant houses in the city and that
Lincoln has several thousand less
people than it had three years ago Is
disputed vigorously by real estate
men, who declare there are not more
than 500 vacant houses, and those
mostly of on unsuitable type, and
that Lincoln's population is today
greater than it ever was before. This
is Mr. Thompson's interview:
Why is the population less than
Why has Lincoln several thousand
less people row than It had three
Why Is the Increase In ten years
only 9 per cent when every other
city in America, with a possible ex
ception, and natural advantages no
better showB a greater Increase?
Why are there fully 1,500 empty
houses In the town?
Why does the working man And so
little to encourage him to stay here?
Why Is the town passed day by day
throughout the year by many people
who could easier come to Lincoln
than go farther?
Why la there nothing In Lincoln to
encourage the man who Is looking
for a business Investment?
Why Is it that for many years I
have not seen so many appealing
faces, nor heard bo many hard-luck
stories as now? The whole country
around here Is prosperous and ad
vancing. A few are so In Lincoln
but not the masses. Why?
There are many other "whys" that
might In fairness be put, but they are
of minor importance, so I will stop
with those I have.
The reason for these many unhap
py conditions Is the administration
of the city, guided by a few mistaken
souls, who are not fair to their vil
lage-like city, nor to themselves
When the men who are responsible
for existing conditions are awoy from
homo they go to the bright spots, and
not to the dead and r.orry ones. Lin
coin Is today tho saddest of all.
Few men apparently, want whisky
but all want brightness, and It takes
liberality along all lines to bring this.
Schools and churches aro indispens
able, and the air around them is good
until tho oxygen Is burned out. In
Lincoln the oxygen Is gone. It muxt
again be pumped Into tiie air of
sanctUy or tho city will perish. Let
visitors find here what they look for,
and do not atop until you find, w hen
you go away from home.
Do not misunderstand mo. Do not
think I am affecting any special thing.
I am not, but I do feel Hint a broad
gauge track, so well kept in order
that derailments will be few, is nee
essary to even maintain what the city
hns, and certainly necessary to bring
that which Is vory much desired; a
place among cities near Its class, t hut
wo will not he ashamed of. No nar
row gaugo thing was ever a success,
and no narrow gauge thing ever will
All Smiles Hut unluy.
It is said that C. II. Vallcry was
hauling corn into Mynard last Satur
day morning, and came In with a
broad smile on his fare, which led
his friends to believe that there bad
been an election and the democrats
had won, but It was afterwards
learned that the cause of the smile
wag the marriage of his nephew, Mr.
John Vallcry, bringing him a new
A RARE MUSICAL TREAT
FOR PLATTSMOUTH PEOPLE
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gahm will
give a concert on the piano and harp
at the Parmele theatre, Friday even
ing, October 14th, for the benefit of
the St. John's church of this city.
This concert, in all probability, will
bo a rare treat for the music lovers
of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Gahm have
Just returned from a two years' stay
in Europe, mostly spent In serious
musical study at Ielpzlg and Berlin.
Mrs. Gahm, formerly a pupil on the
harp of Slgnor Enrico Tramonti, harp
3ololst of tho Thomas orchestra. Chi
cago, continued her studies In Berlin
with Franz Poenitz and later with tho
Royal Imperial chamber virtuoso,
Wllhelm Posse, rolo harpist of the
Royal Opera the greatest harp vir
tuoso of the present time. Under the
guidance of this brilliant master,
Mrs. Gahm has become a Bololst of
the first rank, whose success with the
cultured musical public anywhere
will bo a foregone conclusion. Her
repertoire embraces many of the bril
liant compositions of her famous
In speaking of Mr. Gahm's artistic
work on tho piano, the Topeka Stnto
Journal says: "Joseph Gahm Is an
artist. He simply touches the dead
body of tho piano and It seems to
glow with life. He makes It talk.
His recital was the finest ever lis
tened to in Topeka." The Burlington
Gazette says: "Although our peoplo
have heard the most eminent pian
ists, Rubinstein, Carreno, RIve-KIng,
De Kontskl, Sherwood, and others,
they readily conceded to Mr. Gahm a
prominent place a nong those vir
tuosi. His touch Is all that could be
desired and he brings out the full
power of the instrument firmly hut
always delicately and without pound
ing or unseemly contortion!, 11 U
techlnque Js remarkably fine, the
most difficult passages having no ter
rors for him."
Mr. and Mrs. Gahm will give one
of their fine concerts in this city at
the Parmele theatre Friday evening
of this week, and we trust that they
will bo greeted with a full house. The
members of the St. John's church, for
whoso benefit the concert will be
given, are desirous of having a new
heating plant placed In their church,
consequently, have Invited Mr. and
Mrs. Gahm to this city to assist them
In raising the amount.
(Jets Hand flushed.
From Monday'! Dally.
While getting their new launch,
"Ho I la" stnrted out yesterday, John
Iladral.a and Roy Holly made a trial
trip with the boat which was very
satisfactory. Mr, Hadraha had the
misfortune to get his hand badly
crushed In tho machinery, in getting
the englnj started. John, In reaching
for a small pin, part of the Hoha out
fit, got his right hand bndly cut
across the back by a set screw In tho
propeller shaft coupling. His part
ner, Holly, attempted to start the
engine nt that moment. No blame Is
attached to anyone ns It wns purely
accidental, but It might have resulted
in serious Injury or even the loss of
his hand had the engine started full
Tho boat Is a beauty and Its own
ers may well be proud of it. It Is
propelled by a 6-horse power 2 -cylinder
Roberts motor, and bl.ls fair to
outrun all of the launches this Boa
son for ppeed. It has four and a half
foot beam am' Is 18 feet In length.
By the resignation of W. I). Wheel
er, as member of the democratic
state central committee, W. F. Giles
pie, of Mynard, has been appointed to
fill the vacancy. Mr. Gillespie Is a
dyed-ln-the-wool democrat, and the
night Is never too dark, nor the
weather too stormy for Billy Gilles
pie to get out and work for the sue-.
cess of tho democratic ticket. The ap
point incut could not have possibly
fell Into better hands, and Mr. Gilles
pie will perform his duties to tho
Jeoigo V. Kecre In the City.
Mr. George W. Reece, of Electric,
Montana, Is in the city, the guest of
his niece, Mrs. Alice Eaton, and Mrs.
Elizabeth Reece. Mr. Reece was a
visitor In Plattsmouth twenty-eight
years ago. lie resides near the Na
tional Fark, and often acts as guide
for parties of eastern people, who
wish to be shown the wonders of
nature In the park.
George Adams, of Weeping Water,
was registered at the Riley laBt evening.
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