The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 17, 1910, Image 1
8ttt Historical Soc. moutb Soucnal. SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXIX PLATTSMOUTII. NEBRASKA, MONDAY OCTOllKH It, 1910 NO 76 Neb. . n a a JANES C DARLIII A CANDI DATE SIXTEEN YEARS ABO ENJOY PLEAS- And Withdrew in Favor of an Old Soldier and Populist Candidate and Demanded His Name be Erased From the Ticket (From the World-Herald, Oc-) tober 26, 1894.) Mr. Dahlman's withdrawal was fil ed yesterday. Chairman Smyth of the demo cratic state committee has all along refused to file the withdrawal of Mr. Dahlman. At the demand of Mr. Dahlman yesterday the resignation was sent to Lincoln to be filed. Mr. Smyth had contended that If there were any withdrawals to be made they should be those of Messrs. Towers, McFadden, and Wilson, the three on the populist ticket opposite whom the democrats had nominated Messrs. Lulkhart, Elllck and Dahl man. DAHLMAN'S LETTER. Mr. Dahlman's letter was this: Omaha, Oct. 20 Mr. C. J. Smyth, Chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee, Omaha, Neb Dear Sir: By the unanimous choice of the democratic state convention which met in Omaha September 20, 1894, I was nominated for auditor of state. The honor was unsought and I highly appreciated the sentiment shown. After seventeen years in the service of my party I can say I never shirked a duty or sought to disobey its commands. Born of democratic parentage In Texas, I was rocked In the cradle of democracy. At ray mother's knee I learned its principles and was taught to revere the memory of Jefferson and Jackson. For years I have fought, the bat tles of democracy In Dawes county with varying Buccess, and in those years have given much of my time and money and energy to my party. In the open field I have met tho en emy and never have I given or asked quarter. Were I today pitted against the republican' enemy, I should not falter, but would fight It to the end as If my life was at stake on the re sult. But such is not the case. In the field are three candidates: Eugene Moore, republican; John W. ALSO DIFFER FROM HIM AND HIS PARTY ON THE INCOME TAX, FEDERAL ELECTION LAWS AND OTHER MEASURES OF IMPORT ANCE. But far and beyond these Is sues of national import, I recognize the pernicious influence of republican control In the state of Nebraska. We have tried It and the results are well known. My other opponent in the field, John W. Wilson, the nominee of the people's party, Is an honored citizen of the state and an ex-soldier who wore the blue and left one arm in the battlefield. I am the son of a soldier who wore the gray during four years of the war. He as nobly fought for what he conceived to be the right as did John W. Wilson under the stars and stripes. And when the war was over he came home as good a citizen as the soldier of the north. "God hates a coward." and I love the man who serves his country with the bay onet instead of staying at home to do the talking. ON EVERY IMPORTANT QUES TION OF PUBLIC POLICY JOHN W. WILSON AND I AGREE. ON IM PORTANT STATE ISSUES, WE AD HERE TO THE SAME POLICY. IF HE IS ELECTED, I HAVE EVERY REASON TO BLIEVE THAT HE WILL CARRY OUT THE SAME LINE OF POLICY I WOULD HAVE PURSUED IN THE ADMINISTRA TION OF THE AFFAIRS OF THE OFFICE. - Then why should we both make the race and insure the election of the republican candidate? JUDGE WILSON IS AN OLDER MAN THAN I AM. HE HAS BEEN DISABLED IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY. I SHALL NO0 STAND IN THE WAY OF HIS ELEC TION. AS THE SON OF A SOUTH ERN SOLDIER I WITHDRAW IN FAVOR OF THE HERO OF THE BLUE. I will support him to the ex tent of my ability. Can his comrades Wilson, populist, and myself. BY I who fought side by side with him THE DECLARATION OF THE PLAT FORM UPON WHICH HE STANDS, EUGENE MOORE IS OPPOSED TO THE FREE COINAGE OF SILVER, WHILE I FAVOR ITS FREE COIN AGE AT A RATIO OF 16 TO 1, WITHOUT CONSULTATION WITH ANY OTHER NATION ON EARTH. EUGENE MOORE BELIEVES IN A PROTECTIVE TARIFF, WHILE I DENY THE RIGHT OF GOVERN MENT TO LEVY A REVENUE FOR PROTECTION. EUGENE MOORE, IF HE BEARS OUT THE POLrCY OF HIS PARTY IN THE CENTRAL IZATION OF POWER IN THE GEN ERAL GOVERNMENT, WHICH I HAVE BEEN TAUGHT FROM CHILDHOOD TO BELIEVE WAS A FALLACY THREATENING THE STABILITY OF THE NATION. I for the same cause do less? I enclose harewith my resignation which I beg you to accept and file with the secretary of the state and to place on the ticket in my stead the name of John W. WilHon. AND NOW AND HEREAFTER I WILL BE FOUND AS IN THE PAST FIGHTING FOR THE CAUSE OF DEMOCRACY, AS A DEMOCRAT, BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN ITS PRINCIPLES AS A FIGHTING DEMOCRAT, NEVER HAVING SHIRKED. THE PERFORMANCE OF ANY DUTY, HOWEVER UNPLEAS ANT, I APPEAL TO EVERY LOYAL DEMOCRAT IN THE STATE TO GIVE JOHN W. WILSON, THE ONE ARMED SOLDIER, HIS HEARTY SUPPORT. Yours most sincerely, J. C. DAHLMAN. 1 AFTERHODN BE LQYAL TO Y . HOI MERCHANTS St Mary's Guild Holds Meeting at the New Rectory. From Friday's Dally. The St. Mary s Guild of St. Luke a church were entertained at a ken slngton at the new rectory In a very pleasant manner yesterday afternoon. It Is customary among the Guild members to divide Into committees, each committee consisting of six members and It is the duty of these committees to plan an afternoon en tertainment, to be held once a month. Such was the entertainment of yes terday afternoon and as this was the first one for this year, a large num ber of the ladies of both the Guild and Auxuliary were in attendance, there being about eighty in number. For the occasion the pretty rooms of the rectory, which have been recently remodeled, were handsomely decor ated with cosmos and every effort had been put forth by the committee in charge to make the afternoon en tertainment a splendid one. A pleas ing feature of the afternoon enter tainment was a musical program, which was opened with an Instru mental solo by Miss Kittle Cummins. Miss Cummins, as usual, was at ner best and the numbers contributed by her showed her usual finished style and much careful study and prepara tion. The company was favored with vocal solos by Mrs. H. S. Austin, Miss Catherine Dovey and Mrs. Dr. Red fern, of Lincoln, which were all ren dered In a very charming manner. Mrs. George Falter and Miss Doro thy Brltt, also assisted in making the program all the more pleasing by con tributing beautiful instrumental solos which showed marked talent. A reading was given by Miss Mildred Cummins and as usual she pleased her hearers with her manner and style of reciting. Following the pro gram, social conversation and various other amusements were indulged In and at a convenient hour delicious coffee and cake were served. The committee of ladies In charge of the afternoon entertainment of yester day were MeBdames Will Clemont, George Thomas, E. W. Cook, D. 0. Dwyer; Misses Hockstrasser and Gretchen Donnelly. The ladies in at tendance are very much Indebted to those In charge for the delightful time had on this occasion. The neat sum of $10.00 was netted by the ladles. diet for her a musical career of note. The young lady responded to several encores last evening. GAVE SPLENDID MUSICAL CONCERT LAST EVENING From Friday's Dally. The violin and piano concert given by Mr. Frantlsck J. Kolbab lust evening was one of the most ar tistic performances ever given In the theatre. As a violinist Mr. Kolbaba is certainly an expert in his line of work, the program throughout was of a high class. Kolbaba's pupils, who assisted him In Fonie parts of the program, showed most careful training and themselves cajiable of giving a most creditable performance. The grand piano so beautifully played by Mr. Joan P. Durflcld, was placed on the stage by Mr. Henry Herold and came from his large stock at the store. It !s a beau tiful toned Instrument and Mr. Duf fleld with his dextrous playing was able to bring forth the beauty and flexibility of tone which is pleasing to the listener. The character of the concert and the skill of the players merited a much larger house than greeted them last evening, and should Mr. Kolbaba decide to give another concert we predict for him a good house. I The Loyal Sons and Daughters Mr. Kolbaba's pupil, Miss Agnes w ill give a basket supper at the home Knofllcek, won much applause by her of Lonnle Todd, three and a half skillful performance on the violin,! miles west of this city, Wednesday and judges of music and players pre-'evening, October 2Gth. (illes Lull' Injured. At the noon recess, at the Jean school house Wednesday, while play ing with other hoys, Giles Lair, the fourteen-year-old son of J. D. Lair, had the misfortune to break his right arm. The school is taught by Miss Crete Brlggs, and the accident oc curred shortly after Miss Brlggs had adjourned for dinner. It seems the boys were engaged in a game of lenp frog and the injured lad was In the ad of standing with arms akimbo and his hands on Ins sides in a stooping position, while another boy was making the leap, and as the hoy passed over Giles, failed to clear his arms, knocking him down and breaking his arm as above stated. Earl Marlcr with a horse and rig brought the Injured boy to town In a short space of time and medical aid was secured and the Injury dressed. No blame Is attached to anyone for the occurrence, It was simply one of the unfortunate occur rences which sometimes happen when thoughtless children are at play. Docs l'lattsiuoiith Succeed. The owner of the building in which the United States Is conducting a postoffice in this city Is having the same papered and the woodwork painted, the work Is being done by Glenwood artists, while the Flatts mouth painters, who pay their taxes here and help keep up the Platts mouth institutions, have to sit by and hold their hands. We do not know whether the agent of the building Is a member in good standing of the Commercial club or not, but we do remember that the gentleman who lectured here and donated $!0.00 to ward the prize for the slogan, "See Plattsmouth Succeed," and had a button pinned on every coat lapel In town, advocated patronizing home in dustries. We are informed that Plattsmouth paper hangers and painters do not think the party having the postoffice Job done, Is a pusher for Plattsmouth In this case at least they have good room to doubt it. No word appeals more strongly to the average person than loyalty. We all love to be spoken of as loyal to fapiily, friends, country and to our Ideals. We should also Include our hqme city. There Is no doubt of our sincerity In this and we would feel very much offended were it questioned, but Is this loyalty always of the right sort; Is, it Intelligent and active or Is it sometimes a sentimental and pleas ing fancy with which we delude our selves? The happiness of the people of a city depends largely on the prosper ity of the community as a whole, and this prosperity depends In part upon the amount of money circulating there. The more money the people tend away for things they can buy from their own merchants, the poorer the community will become and, con versely, the more they spend at home, the more the place will thrive. ' Do those who patronize distant mail order houses ever think of the harm done? If all the good people In Boston, for Instance, should Ignore the local merchants and for one year buy all their supplies in Chicago, Buf fal and New York, there would be "For Sale" signs on the city hall, Young's, the public library and the old North Church. The same princi ple applies to all communities. Patronage of home merchants Is the life of a city. These mall order houses by offering attractive (?) pre miums with indifferent goods, have drawn from us large amounts of money w hich, If spent at home, would have helped to pay for schools, pav ing, lighting and general Civic lm provement. Outside business houses do not pay any part of our city taxes But, "Business is Business," some say. Yes, but business is more than that, It Is reciprocity, and it should be apparent to everyone that bus! ess dealings with those who are working for the Bame local Interests ounelves will be far more pro ductive of good, than trading with people who are far away, who buy nothing from us and whose only in terest in our community Is the amount of money they can get out of it. Do you recall when times have been hard that these mail order houses ever extended you credit to help you over the hard places? Will they. Not In a thousand years it's money down, or no goods. The local merchants are the ones to whom we must then turn for assistance, but how can we do bo with good grace or reason unless we support them in prosperous times? They are alert, Intelligent and pro gressive, and, If given the opportu nity, will sell better goods at the samp, or lower prices, than the mail order houses can or will and deliver them at once no express charges, no long delays, no disappointments. Let us cease, then, enriching a few people In whom we have no sort of interest, at the cost of lasting Injury to our own community. Try support ing our own homo business for a time. Surely, loyalty, In this Instance, means spend your money at home lYtcr Perry Improving. S. O. Unland, of Arlington, Nebras ka, arrived In the city today noon and drove to tho home of Peter Perry south of town, to spend Sunday. Mrs Unland, who Is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry, has been at their home for the past week visiting her par ents, and will return home with her husband on Monday. Mr. Unlan: passed through Omaha, and while there went out to the hospital to see Mr. Perry, who has been receiving treatment for the past week. He re ports him as getting along quite well and will return home In a few days. MISS TERESA BPEL HE-ELECTED GRAND RECORDER BV D. OF R. D. C. Morgan of This City Re-electei For Term of Six Years as a Member of the Finance Committee. From Friday's Dally. After a strenuous campaign lasting two days, at the Lyric theatre in Omaha, Miss Teresa Hemple, of this city, was elected to succeed herself as Grand Recorder of the Grand Lodge of the Degree of Honor last evening. At different times throughout the af- Istratlon and with the assistance of the grand officers the order has been increased by the addition of ten or more local lodges and the order has been very prosperous. At their meeting at the Lyric yes terday morning the question of sever ing the connection of the lodge with the superior body was considered. ternoon the Journal attempted to get and after the matter was thoroughly some lnrormatlon concerning the election for yesterday's paper, but on each succeeding attempt, we were In formed that the Lyric doors were locked and that the convention Was transacting the business of the elec tion behind the locked doors. Some idea of, the strenuous nature of the contest for grand recorder many be formed, when one reflects that there were three candidates for the honor besides Miss Hem pel, this division of the field forces no doubt aided in making the selection of Miss Hempel to succeed herself much harder, although it is to this lady's credit that she had her friends bo united as to cause her election on the nominating ballot. Two of the other ladles seeking the honor were Mrs. Gould, of York, and Mrs. O'Brien, , of Omaha, both strong, capable women for the position. Prior to the selection of grand re corder, two officers were elected by acclimation. They were, MrB. Maymo H. Cleaver, of Lincoln, grand chief of honor, and Mrs. Maggie Steel, of South Omaha, grand Inner watch. On the finance committee, Mr. D. C. Morgan, of this city, was elected for six years, Mrs. Adella Harding, for four years, and Mrs. Hall, for two years. This gives Mr. Morgan the chairmanship of the finance commit tee, one of the most Important posi tions In the working force of the order. For on his Judgment depends the safety of the reserve funds of the lodge. Mr. Morgan has already distin guished himself as an able, thought ful and cautious financier, and the session yesterday displayed wisdom in selecting him as chairman of this Important committee. The vote of confidence received by Miss Teresa Hempel yesterday was one well merited by the persistent and untiring energy which has char acterized her work for the time she has served as grand recorder. It has to a certain degree Deen uue to Miss Hempel's efforts and the harmonious work of tho grand lodge officers that the lodge has made a steady increase Blnce her administra tion of tho office began. All of the money turned Into the hands of the grand receiver must bo collected by Miss Hempel's office, and her business-like methods have not only met the approval of her order, but also tho stato banking hoard of Ne braska, have passed upon and ap- M. W. A. r.und. At the regular meeting of the M W. A. Band last evening, new officers were elected for the coming year as follows: James Bird, leader; Antonc Kanka, treasurer; Tim Kohoutek, president, and Tom S. Svoboda, man ager. Mr. Frank Janda, who has so successfully led the band for the past year, resigned, owing to his work be ing such that ho was unable to de vote so much tlmo to the same. Jas Bird Is one of the best band men In tho city, and will take hold of the organization right whero Mr. Janda stops and carry them on tho progres sive road to success. Watson Resigns, Mr. J. L. Watson, of Prospect West Virginia, who has filled the position of telegraph operator, taking the third trick at the Burlington station heto since the 25th of September, re signed his position and departed for his home this afternoon, where he says he has been tendered a Job with a better salary attached. Checking Treasurer. Mr. E. J. Robinson, of Lincoln, state examiner of county trtasurers, has been In the city for several days checking the books of County Treas urer F. E. Schlater. Two years, this romlng December, has elapsed since this office has been chocked and the amount of work necessary now is quite large. Mr. Robinson will com pleto his tatk Saturday, and it is i safe guess that he will find every thing In ship shape In the treasurer's office. Tom Murphey was called to Omaha on business this afternoon. discussed, many strong arguments by the women of the order being ad vanced against such a step, the mut ter was voted down, and it was de cided to adhere to the superior lodge. After electing and installing offi cers by their beautiful Installation ritual and unanimously ratifying the decision not to withdraw from the superior lodge, the Nebraska grand lodge of the Degree of Honor chose Lincoln for Its next meeting place, two years hence, and adjourned its biennial session at the Lyric theatre last night. The complete list of officers elect ed is as follows: Mrs. Emma Smith, St. Edwards, past grand chief of honor. Mrs. Mayme II.' Cleaver, Nellgh, grand chief of honor. Mrs. Augusta Anton, McCook, grand lady of honor. MrB. Emma Sever, Ord, grandchlef of ceremonies. Mrs. Katie Schmltt, Omaha, grand receiver. Miss Tresa Hempel, Plattsmouth, grand recorder. Mrs. Minnie Shanahan, Lincoln, grand usher. Mrs. Maggie Steele, South Omaha, Inner watch. Mrs. Anna Grassman, Iloldrege, outer watch. Mrs. Ida Ralston, South Omaha, grand medical examiner. Committees were elected as fol lows: Finance I). C. Morgan, riatts mouth, chairman, six year term; Mrs. Adella Harding, Hebron, four year term; Mrs. Ella Hall, South Omaha, two year term. Law W. T. Wattles, Nellgh, chair man, six year term; Mrs. Anna Owens, Grand Island, four year term; Mrs. Polly Schlosser, Beatrice, two year term. Following their election the offi cers were Installed by Mrs. Frances Buell Olson, grand chief of honor of the superior lodge. After a beauti ful drill In which the officers, carry ing their staffs of office, decorated with pink ribbons, marched to piano music in Intricate figures, Mrs. Olson administered tho oath of office, re peated after her by the new officers. The grand officers extended their thanks to tho local committee for the excellent entertainment afforded and for the rare of the visiting delegates. The local committee expressed Its ap proved her work. Under her admin-1 prcciatlon of the work of the officers.. ESTABLISH Their New Equipment Includes Cleaning and Dyeing Plant There Is hardly anyone living with in a radius of 100 miles of Omaha, that hns not heard of the Dresher Bros., who are among the most enter prising men of tho metropolis. Re cently they erected a large two-story brick building, especially for cleans ing purposes. This week a Journal representative had tho pleasure of going through this up-to-date enter prise, which Is, without doubt, one of the largest of Its character In any city of four times the population of Omaha. The establishment Is sup plied with ail the latest machinery and processes for cleansing clothing, dresses and wearing apparel of all kinds. Tho finest lace curtains, and such, aro made to look as though they had Just been purchased new. This Is an enterprise of which Omaha should feel proud. They employ 25 or 30 people, have their own delivery wagons, and stable In which to care for their horses. The building is 1 fire-proof, and the manner in which the work Is done Insures all gar ments to he thoroughly renovated without injury to the finest articles. They have also Installed the latest appliances for dying all manner of wearing apparel for either sex. Tho erection of such an enterprlso In Omaha demonstrates that Dresher Bros, aro progressive to the demands, of tho metropolis of Nebraska, and they feel greatly encouraged In this, their latest venture. This establish ment Is located at 2211-2213 Farnam street, and cost these gentlemen $."0,000. The head men among tho employes are experienced In this class of work, and come direct to Omaha from some of tho largest establish ments In New York City. Mammoth VcgltuMt. Ed. Stclnhaur has produced, as far as known at the present time, tho largest radish grown this season, which measures eighteen Inches in clrcumferance. The radish was brought to the Journal office, and we saw the measurement made, so that we know it is exact. Some Idea can be had of the fertility of Cass county soil when one gazes at this mammoth tuber, and Ed. says If he had many to harvest he would have to get a stump-puller to do the work, as the one on exhibition was dug out with a spade.