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WITH SOME INCIDENTAL
RELATION TO THE WOMAN
BOOK II THE BATTLE FOR
The Outa Would Fain Take a Hand.
The political declaration of Gormly
was the aenaatlon of the hour; the
sensation of many houra, In fact It
came at exactly the right time. The
non-church going aeotion of New
York, from which the larger part of
politics waa unfortunately recruited
the truly good Christian being
man who leaves the doing of auoh
dutiea to hla ungodly neighbor aa
rule! had abundant leisure to read
the papera on Christmas morning
and every paper In the city contained
that same announcement which Mlsa
Kaldane and the party at the cottage
bad read la The Planet
Every paper contained also editori
al comment then and thereafter. The
administration papera rldlouled the
proposition, endeavored to laugh It
out of court Other men possibly aa
high In character had announced
themselves from time to time with
similar platforms. Their announce
ments had . created mild sensations,
their campaigns had sometimes cre
ated more sensations; but the re
sults had invariably been defeat
So the administration papers sought
to whistle the new candidate down
the wind of their disdain. Neverthe
less, since Qeorge Oormly's money
was as good as anybody else's in
New York, they kept on printing his
communications, in which his adver
tisements were alternated with his
The anti-administration papers, and
those which strove so far as news
papers could to take a dispassionate
view of the situation, were unanimous
in their approval of Oormly's candi
dacy. They declared that his elec
tion would be the best thing that
could happen for New York; they
were also practically unanimous In
their hopelessness of his success.
Qormly had carefully studied the
situation. He was not disappointed
in the least degree and he realized
that while such a proclamation as
be had made would Inevitably cause
a tremendous discussion, it would
have to be followed up by work, if it
was to be more effective than a flash
In the pan. He had learned that or
ganization was the keynote of success,
as overorganlzation was its death
knell. He knew that the arrangement
which secured all general principles,
reaving the utmost liberty In details,
was the one which was in the end
bound to succeed, provided the fac
tors upon whom dependence was to
be placed were in any degree worthy
of their responsibilities.
He was also aware that the na
tive Intelligence of the community,
even allowing for the vast num
ber of Ignorant foreigners who
were allowed without let or hln
drance to fill the city, was very
hitch. The first requisite lor suc
cessful campaigning, therefore, he de
sided to be education. Knowledge, as
of old, is still power.
The Ideal method of enlightening
the people' to the seriousness of the
situation and of convincing them of
their ability to amend It was by word
of mouth. Uormiy had never been a
public speaker. Fortunately he had
plenty of self confidence, and be was
quite capable of presenting a sltua
tion In a simple, businesslike, way,
so alearlv that even the ignorant
could comprehend it A few months
only would elapse before the spring
elections that would determine the is
sue. No matter how assiduously he
campaigned, he could reach only a
portion of the vast conglomeration
that made up political New York. It
would be necessary for him, therefore,
to keep telling the same story In the
different papers of the city to reach
those who did not hear his voice, and
to drive home in the minds of those
who had heard what thev had listened
He was prepared to spend his
money as well aa himself for this end.
Watson, one of the assistant gen
eral managers of his great institu
tion, a tyro like Gormly In politics,
but a man of great ability and acu
men, he made manager of his cam
paign. The party out of power
through Its leaders declared that It In
tended to make him Its candidate; oth
er smaller parties proposed to fall in
line. It was pointed out by those in
terested that Indorsement by these
organizations would provide Gormly
with an organization and be of Im
mense benefit In taking off his hands
the details and minutiae of political
campaigning, about which he was sup
posed to know nothing; that It would
at onre provide him with a respect
able following, and, as they claimed,
i dignity to his pcslUca. Zti j-i-
pose of this political party, whose In
fluence waa considerable and whose
ramifications were many, whose lead
ers were men of experience, was of
course trorougniy weu-Kiiows.
The conference between these lead
er uiiJ Uurmly was short, sharp, and
decisive. It took place hi bis own i
business offici. The deuutatlcn was
Poole Wss the Natural Spokesman.
made up of a banker tamed TocUe,
who had a certain prominence In mu
nicipal affairs through his connection
with the national committee of the
party to which he belonged, who
was a brilliant financier, a liberal giv
er, and a valuable member of the op
position; Benson the real leader of
the party, the political boss so far
as the outs had anything to boss; and
Fltchett, an attorney as bright as he
was unprincipled, who aspired to po
litical preferment hlmeself. The
trio met Gormly In his business office.
Poole was the natural spokesman.
"We are," began Poole Impressively,
"a committee, I might say a deputa
tion, from the board of management
of our political organization, who
have been appointed to ah Inter
view you about the mayoralty situa
tion." "We have," continued Poole with
lofty dignity, "of course observed
your announcement of your candldaoy
In the dally papers." Gormly bowed.
"We have been struck with your pe
culiar availability for the office. Your
large business Interests, the fact that
you are so well known to the people
of New York, your undoubted probity,
the evidence of good management
and ability which we see around us,
and er "
"And in short, we have come here
to proffer you our support, and to say
to you that our convention which
is to be held next week will
undoubtedly make you our candidate,
and indorse your platform. And in
fine we want you to lead us."
- "Your convention Is composed of
deputies from all the voting precincts
of the city, is It not, who are elected
at regularly called primaries?'
"Certainly," was the answer.
"Well, how can you three gentle
men, or your central committee
which has how many members?"
"A hundred." replied Fltchett.
"Exactly, a hundred. How then can
you three gentlemen, or even the
whole hundred of you, forecast the
action of your convention which baa
not yet assembled?"
"It's easy to see, Mr. Gormly," said
Benson half pityingly, ":that you don't
know anything about practical poli
tics. The committee of a hundred
will carry out the will of the party
because the will of the party will be
the will of the committee of a hun
dred; and the committee of a hundred
will carry out the will of this com
mittee visiting you, because the will
of this committee Is the will of the
committee of a hundred. If I say I
mean if we say that our party wants
you for mayor, you can bet your last
dollar that you're the man it wants.
"l see," said Gormly. "In that case
why have any convention at all! Why
have any committee of a hundred?
Why have anybody but you, Mr. Ben.
son," be stopped long enough to make
the pause appreciable, "and your co
adjutors? Why have any people, nt
a matter of fact? Why don't you and
Mr. Llffey, who I believe holds a some
what analogous position to yours in
the other party, get together with two
able coadjutors like those you have
brought and settle ths question what
the people are going to have?"
"Well, Mr. Gormly, since you put It
that way," said Benson coolly, "If I
was a little stronger than I am, if
this city wasn't so hopelessly in Char
ley Llffey's grasp, that's about what
we'd do. Now, we think that you've
got certain elements of strength with
the people that'll sort of balance
minga. i aon t know whether you
can be elected or not. I'm speakln'
frankly now, gentlemen, and as a prac
tical politician; but I believe you're
more apt to be elected than anybody
else, If we can get a fair count or
count the ballots ourselves, which is
more or less doubtful with Llffey in
power, and therefore we want you for
our candidate, because we think we
. "And therefore we offer you our as
sistance.'' "I accept your offer, as I cannot per
mit myself to be allied with any po
litical party, or to be known specifical
ly as the nominee of that party."
"Mr. Gormly," said Benson after a
long pause, "what's to prevent us from
nomlnatln' you anyway, and makln'
you the nominee of our party."
"Nothing that I know of can pre
vent your doing such a thing; but
nothing can force me to accept your
. "But Mr. Gormly p began the
"Mr. Poole, eiouse me; It Is quite
useless to talk to me any more on
tht Una Wr mind Is made uo. and
business offici. The deuutatlcn was ,
nothing you can say, or anyone can
say, will change It."
"Mr. Gormly." said Benson, rising,
contempt and resentment striving for
the mastery of his voice, "in some
ways you're a mighty smart man.
You have begun this movement bril
liantly, but the position you're takln
now makes me regard you as, you'll
forgive the language, a damned fool!"
"Mr. Benson," said Gormly. "thank
you for your compliment. Your opin
ion does me honor, at least the last
part of It Let me say that I have
been considered by politicians of your
stamp as damned fools who have done
the sood work of the world. Mr.
Poole, Mr. Fltchett, I wish you good
The disgusted delegation tramped
out The three men bad to run the
gauntlet of reporters outside the busi
ness office. They communicated
nothing whatsoever of the results of
their Interview to these assiduous
young men. .
Gormly, however, was more amen
able to their appeals for aa interview.
One resolution Gormly had taken; to
give the people the fullest Informa
tion all the time about what he pro
posed. He was willing to discuss any
public question at any time with any
one, and he had no objections to his
opinions being quoted.
"Gentlemen," said Gormly to the
group of newspaper men, "as has al
ready appeared In the press of the
city, these gentlemen who have Just
left came to otter me the nomination
of the minority party for the office for
which I have proposed myself. I
thanked them for the honor that they
had done me; I declared that I should
appreciate the individual votes of any
members of that or any other party
at election time; but I refused posi
tively to allow myself to be tied up to
any party, to be allied with any party,
to be the candidate of any party. I
Intend to make this canvass as an ab
"Isn't Mr. Poole a stockholder In
the Gotham Freight Traction com
pany?" asked one of the reporters.
"I know nothing whatever about
Mr. Poole's financial undertakings."
"Doesn't Lawyer Fltchett desire to
run for district attorney?" asked an
other. "I am not Informed as to the polit
ical ambitions of Mr. Fltchett."
"What did Bill Benson say to you?"
asked a third.
"As a practical politician of large
experience, he ventured to give me
some advice upon the conduct of my
"Did you take It?" asked another
amid the roar of laughter which greet
ed this reply.
"I am sorry to say that the cogency
of his arguments and the force of his
representations did not appeal to me
as he expected. My methods are so
different from those he advocated that
It is hardly possible to harmonize our
lews or practises."
"I think that will be all this after
noon, gentlemen," said Gormly, rising
to signify that the Interview was over.
To he continued
The undersigned will sell at Pub
lic Auction to the hignest bidder at
the Silas Long farm, three miles west
and a quarter mile south of Mynard,
or seven miles southwest of Platts-
mouth, Nebraska, on
TUESDAY, NOV. 29
Commencing at 1:00 o'clock p. m.
One sorrel mare, 11 years old,
weight 1,350; one buckskin, 10 years
years old, weight 1,350; one bay
mare, 9 years old, weight 1,100; one
bay horse, 12 years old, weight 1,200;
cne gray horse, 7 years old, weight
1,400; one bay horse, 6 years old,
weight 1,350; one mare colt, 6
One Jersey cow, 5 years old, will
soon be fresh; one Jersey cow, will
be fresh January 1st.
Two walking stirring plows, one 3
section harrow, one disc harrow, two
combined walking listers, three walk
ing cultivators, one St. Joe two-row
machine, one Deerlng binder, two
farm wagons, two top buggies, four
sets of work harness, one set of light
harness, one set of single harness,
one wood heating stove, one five-gallon
Some household goods and numer
ous other articles.
Terms of Sale.
All sums of flO and under, cash;
over $10, a credit of twelve months
will be given, purchaser giving good
bankable paper bearing Interest from
date. All property must be settled
for before being removed from the
1 Geo. Gradovllle.
W. A. Griffin.
Q. K. Parmele, Auct.
C. G. Frlcke, Clerk.
Chamberlain's Stomacn and Liver
Tablets do not sicken or gripe, and
may be taken with perfect safety by
the most delicate woman or the
youngest child. The old and feeble
will also And them a most suitable
remedy for aiding and strengthening
their weakened digestion and for reg
ulating the bowels. For sale by F.
G. Frlcke t Co.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
BANK OF MURDOCH
CHARTER NO. 67S
Of Murdock, Neb., Incorporated in the
State of Nebraska at the close of
business November 10, 1910.
Iaiiih ami discount f
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured.
Ilanklnir house, furniture and fix
ture 4.1XH) 00
Current expenses and taxes paid.... t,M 17
C.sli Items i2i n&
Due from nat'l. mate and private
banks iF. in
Checks and Items of ex-
v hantrn. S -H" a
Currency tup ou
(old coin U5 no
silver, nk'kels and cents, ill- 3,91a 2tf
Total fl 21 .KM 06
Capital stock paid In
,. 7.VI0 75
I ml I v tiled profits
individual deposlta subject
to check 140,141 TJ
Time certificates of (IriKwIts 41.107 tti
Cashier s checks outstanding 1,74". 51
nue u national, state ana
5.1MI 42-80.017 30
Total $181,928 05
STATE OK NEBKASKA I
las County J
I. Henry A. Tool, vlce-uresldent of th
almve named hank, do hereby swear that the
alwve statement Is a correct and true copy of
me n-iK.ui niaue ui me Mate Ilanklnir Hoard.
Usnkt A. Tool, Vk-e-l'resldeut,
K. Wolf, director,
II. A. (ittthmann. dirts-tor.
RulHO-rllH'd and sworn to before me this 19th
aayoi novetniier, 1010. 11. A. 1aw.
Justice of the I'eace
FRANK BOYD SECURES
CONTRACT FOR BUILDING
The committee on building had a
session last evening and considered
the bids of five local contractors for
the erection of the new factory build
lug to be occupied by the gas engine
manufacturing plant as soon as
Those making bids on the work
were Frank Boyd, II. C. McMaken &
Son, G. L. Larson, Emll Walters and
Tom Isner. Mr. Doyd being the low
man in his estimate, the contract was
awarded to him for the building com
plete, Including excavation for foun
Mr. Boyd has sublet the contract
for the grading or excavating to Wal
ter Scott, who has commenced the
work today. Th .work, of grading
the lot for the building will occupy
two days, approximately, after which
the work on the building will be
pushed right along. - .
The material for tne building will
be purchased from Mr. Mockenhaupt,
the home manufacturer, and all of
the labor will be done by Platts-
mouth mechanics, and the work Is to
hum from the start to the comple
tion of the building. The contractor
states that he will break the record
for time in erecting the building, and
will have it enclosed in the shortest
time possible. Mr. Boyd is a me
chanic of much experience and the
building committee has made no mis
take In letting him have the contract.
The plan of allowing none but Platts
mouth skill and brawn to work on the
building is certainly commendable,
and will be appreciated by the me
chanics of the city. The committee
are certainly entitled to commenda
tion for action In this regard.
Janria Farm Is Sold.
The enterprising real estate firm of
Smith & Trlllty have Just .closed a
deal for John Janda whereby he dis
poses of his farm west of the city.
There are fifty-seven acres In the
tract, and Mr. Janda will realize the
neat sum of $5,000 for the same. An
Iowa party Is the purchaser.
H. Tarns, the Burlington carpenter,
yesterday was busy with repair work
at the station in this city.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Union State Bank
of Murdock, Nebraska
Charter No. 833
Incorporated in tho State of Nebraska,
at the close of business, Novem
ber 10th, 1910.
I,nanH and dlwount I 15 501 05
jiun fniiii national, Male and pri
vate liankH .H4i
Currency W0 i
Gold coin 40rt 20
Tolnl till KM 117
CbhII alatock iald In I 10 000 on
Sui .hit fund I loo xi
I'mllvlded iimlltN 4 TV
to clieek I 9 045 H7
TlinecvrllllcaU'Hof dKmll 3 81 01- 5 7.11 HS
Total na m 07
Htatc or NcnnAHK A. I ...
County orl'Atw. I " I. II. A. O utlitnann,
cashier of tlio ahovn namnd hank, do lierehy
awt'ar tliat tlio bIkito statement In a correct
and trim copy of tun report madn to Hie ft ale
Hanking Hoard. U. A. Uutiimann, Cashier.
IIsmht A. Toor,, Wreotor.
J. K. (iirrHMANit. Director.
RulMM-rllMul and sworn to before m tliU 19lh
day of Noremlx-r, WO. II. A.oaht,
JuMtlcttof lh I'eace.
KiD GLOVES $1.50
NEW FRENCH CUFF SHIRTS
SILK HOSIERY 50c
. H UoseeS
THE HOME OF
SAHTA US' ADVANCE AGENT
ARIES III HI
Evidences are Many That the Veteran Actor Will Fill the Great
eat Engagement of His Career.
Christmas advance agents are here'.
Santa Claus has one of the largest
exploitation bureaus In the world. He
spends a lot of wit and money on ad
vance men and his appreciation of the
value of publicity outdoes a Bern
hardt any time he decides to make an
appearance In his Christmas show.
Every year the genius of the Old
World and the New Is given carte
blanche In the planning and excutlon
of the Christmas play. We marvel at
the stage properties he uses and
their number would tax the memory
and energy of any property man of
years' experience. Ills program Is not
long, but the cant Is stupendous, con
taining, perhaps the greatest number
of Juveniles ever known to appear at
This far ahead of his performance,
a trifle less than six weeks,' his ad
vance agent has appeared In Platts
mouth. Never before In the history
of this city has the forerunner of a
show promised so much. In every
shop window In town many be seen
repreHentatlons of his repertoire and
also his advertising mediums.
A Mcnagerlp, Too.
Animals from the Jungle and varie
ties quite unknown in these parts are
representing the old man. "Oh, you
billy goat!" Is also here. The latest
of Inventions are not absent. Air
ships and motor cars and tricycles
with express trains may be seen. The
Juveniles are well exploited, too, by
the Doll family of every nationality.
Advance Information meets one at
every turn. In the Jewelers' windows,
Culls This If is llom.
William Ilayward, defeated repub
lican candidate for congress in mis
district on the republican ticket, was
In this city today and was inclined to
be sarcastic regarding the report that
had gained publicity among his best
friends and supporters, that he was
going or had moved away from here
and that he was going to make Lin
coln hls'home. He denied that he
had or contemplated removing from
this city. He said, "It was a great
pipe dream you had regarding me
moving to Lincoln. I have not, nor
do I Intend to move away from here
and besides Lincoln Is the last place
on earth that I would move to to
make my permanent home. Lincoln
was my headquarters and I wanted to
have my wife and son with me as
much as possible so they come up
there and stayed with me, but It la
not their permanent home. Nebraska
MANHATTAN SHIRTS $1.50 AND $2
"QUAllTf SUITS $20 TO S35
OVERCOATS $20 TO $35
WOOL BLUE SERGE SUITS $10
for instance, where new uses of sllvtf
are shown in a lovely centerpiece of
five brass vases, held together by
chains. This silver seems to have aa
especial Christmas polish, and th
Empire baskets of plated gold ar
Rlbbonff are always In the van of
the advance man's Santa Claus stuff.
Ribbon roses In bunches and clusters,
and wreaths, tiny ones on bows, gar
lands for the hair, bags of pompadour
and plain satin, even muffs made of
them and pincushions like little mat
tresses, boxes covered with them an!
bound with gold lace everywhere
craze for ribbons. There Is a gold
ribbon band with tlg-zag rows ot
pearls, this for the hair.
At another place are tapeBtry boxes
with quaint minuet figures and trim
mings of gold gtilmpe. At the sam
place a vanity in Ivory Is Irresistible.
Exquisite laces drape the windows,
and table linens are luxury Itself.
Dresden china In old and new form
appears also. Furs, silk hosiery, pic
tures, household conveniences, ex
qulsltely natural flowers made la
France for the occasion, books, scarfs
and other articles without number
are all for the great performance of
Santa Claus on Christmas day, the
25th of December, 1910.
There will be other notices of this
spectacle, but there will never be
enough space provided to relate all
the details of the many acts Included.
Comfort and pleasure will be as
Bured those who arrive early.
City is and always will be, my home.'
Nebraska City News.
Knights and I-artlcs Meet.
The local council of Knights and
Ladles of Security held an Interest
ing session at their cozy lodge room
In the Coates' block last evening.
Considering the number of unuRual
attractions In the city during the past
few days there was a fair attendance.
Refreshments were served during the
evening, and an Impromptu program
was given consisting of vocal and In
strumental music and two excellent
readings, one by Miss Mildred Cum
mins and the other by Miss Ellen
Windham. The readings were ot
high merit and greatly enjoyed by
those present. The Aeolean quartet
had been Invited to be present and
favor the company with one of Us
rare selections, but was unavoidably
absent, much to the regret of the,
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