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THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1913.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY ' JOURNAL.
The Plattsmouth Journal
Entered at the Postofilce at Plattsmouth, Nebraska as second-class matter
S1.SO PER YEAR IN ADVANCE 4-.
.!- THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
Cilut fnity nnl drnn,ken-ti.-v-;
hae two fI!s :itliil
:mt upon them; I hey make
J tii.- carca-s uiart a- well
a- lb pocLM.. Aiitoiiuis.
Wlu'.t ha become
iirnaba A. 1.1 rlnb, that
H.iirli for tbe metropolis
If l he .Ir-.uitii continues mud
lTii2-r ri'tifilt' will liave to live on
LalVir corn. UuYli i -aid to bi
lj'.n'i Uutry alotif the iu!
urntli.-r. If- onl eibleen week.'
I ill Chri-tma-. l'.emeinb.r am
.1.. lour shopping early.
'I'll.- I'.ohMnian tournament wa.
:i prand -iiree. in every par
ticular. Nearly three th.u-an
.-re pr-.'-.-nt Sunday. nflfinoi.n.
'l b.- people of Lancaster roun
t are .l.-i ermir.ed to h.ive an in
dependent telephone s.v-lt'iii, am
many comities will await the re
-u!t in J.anra-l.-r county be fun
tli.v :it!'nipl iinythin- of lh.
I. in. I.
'I'll.- -h. of prorr-u ir
pini-iu-- hiT-.'f it i- put or.
'I here now roiiics a howl. fror.
California thai lin- advent o
woman -nfirapr ha- brought :
wild and s.-n-tde.-s el ravaganc
that i ruin in? tin" -tate. Th
Two tilings will operate ma
teriaily to minimize the loss t
Nebraska from th..- partial failur
..f il- corn rop. nnr of ilt.-m i
the 'h'ven iiiillion bu-lnd- sur
plus wheat. The other is th
higher price guaranteed by th
nnivei-al -horlage of corn.
" J. II. Sweet, e.llior-of I ho Xe
bra-ka City Press, accompanie.;
i.y bis rather, an attorney a
S raii-e, were in the eit unda.
and called at the Journal office t
inspect oil!" new lo-S perfect in1
!!-.-. Mr. Sweet is one of th
briuhte-d yotimr newspaper me
in Nebraska and tin- IMvs is al
ways tilled with intere-tinu ben
matter, as well a- the latest k
Hop r.rito Sulzer! II appears t
be popular. llcr was "a man at
tempting to clip the power of Wal
-l reefs slock market lleecers. an
il has heen found, it appears, tha
be himself violated the law
through his ife. What is mon
important now? To pet Surzer'
-.-alp. so the fleecers can keep m
fleecing the people. If they suc
ceed in their -cheme they may at
tempt lo pel President Wilson'?
goat. 1 Sut then. 'Wood row fear:
them e.s than the New York pov
ernor. ?" 'ip
They say. iliat is some paper
do. that flovernor Morehead is nc
orator. Well, it may be very true
that lie is no an orator of the
I'ryan type, but tie is a good
sound, sensible talker, and is in
i:reat demand al all gathering
where the farmer's generally con
prepate. They, po away well
pleased with his address in all
in-tances. whether an orator or
not. He is making a most excel
lent povernor and the demand for
his appearance at so many
gatherings is proof conclusive
that the people of Nebraska are
well pleased with his administra
at Plattsmouth, Neb.:
At the funeral of the late
president of Haiti the ca-ket was
perforated by a number of bul
lets fired by his political antagon
ists. Haiti is evidently i-o milit
ant it is reassurinp- to know that
the I'nited stales minister who
has just been appointed to that
country is a Missourian. A lie fil
ing man is needed for the job.
The press informs us that
President Wil-on works, even
thouph the day is hot. This will
be pood nvs to many thousands
Df other Americans, who will
.-ealize tha.t the pre.-ident has
lothinp on them, and will take
iff their willed collar with the
esf on hearing that the chief ex
ecutive of the country i- prob
lblv doing likewise.
Reports from the sections of
he stale in which the National
Juaids are in camp and makinp
)rartk'e maneuvers indicate that.
vith reference to the farmers' 4,r!
hards and hen coops. :jm boys
iae b.-en foraging on their
"riends and supporters', rather
nan on the enemy, and the peo
de tip in that -ecfion have vigor
ously protest) d. What can you
Xpert from the sol. tier boys, any
vay? Foraging i- one of th
rincipal features in a soldier's
ife, and it is U be expected.
Senator H. II. P.aHling of N'e
ra-ka City wa- in the city a
hort lime Monday morning, en
oute for Omaha with a party of
ourists from that city. The
enalor found time to make a
rief visit at Journal head.piar
ers. and We Acre pleased to IHeet
im. Henry .-ays he is not aspir
ig to the governorship, but that
ome of his. friends seem de
frmine.I tha! he shall be. Well,
11 we have to say is the repub-
icans might go farther and fare)
. great deal worse.
All of hs perhaps would hold up
ur hands in horror iT accused or
einp a slanderer, ye bow much
f the so-called innocent gossip
adulped in in most communities
3 nothing le.-s than downrighl
lander? How often do we see
. bright young life crushed and
omelimes bliPhled by the slaiid
rous tab? that probably started
'rom some thoughtless remark or
ven a .-ignilicant look that has
Town and strengthened until,
ke a mighty serpent, il Coils it
elf around .its innorenl victim,
hoking all the joy and bright
less out of life.
Mexican crises are so numerous
hat we no longer devote much
ime to viewing with alarm the in
ense situations developed in that
actus country where I he coyote
iow Is and the peevish poen
junctures th populace promis
uously. Yet we are somewhat
nteresled in the senatorial slate
nent that there is a war lobby
.vorking overtime in this country
o involve us in war wilh Mexico
hat certain interests may pet a
better strangle hold on the na
tural resources of that sanguin
ary section. Probably .there is no
such lobby, or, if there is. it
probably .isn't going to get any
where in its ambition to involve
us in hostilities. lint it is a
timely reminder that to such
selfish system most wars are due.
and most of jhe protits are col
lected by them rather than by
those who go forth to shed their
blood in the interests of a Noble
Cause. War is foolishness in
frenzied form, and particularly ?0
for those who jo forth to foreign
lands to do the fighting", and come
home in wooden overooat?.
to be the ie
Soon the coal man will have his
Will we or will we not have a
fall festival? That's the question.
The Missouri peacn crop is
said to equal .Nebraska's apple
crop. Well, that i very pood for
The Italkan nations have reach
ed the aftermath. One has just
ordered Ti.onO artificial bps from
'ff I bad the privilege i,f being
born oer," said a Pin It smooth
man-yesterday, "I would prefer lo
be a snow plow."
If the price of brokers' seats in
Wall street continues to fall they
will be classed as republican
souveiiiers instead of asset-.
. :o :
Yes, the democrats will be hi
bfanie for this exceptionally hot
weather and the drouth. Such
thinps neer occurred under re
publican rule. Oh, no!
lluerla demands recognil ion by
the United States.
all the good it will do him.
blurting goes with Fncle Sam. The
found that out years
The Commercial club meets
Thursday night. Then the mem
bers should decide as to the fall
fstival. If they do not desire to
as.-ume the responsibility, gie
some other parties a. chance.
Reports say that' the United
States exporlcd Jrt.ouO,OOil worth
of automobiles during the last
liscal year, and it is a safe bet that
Rockefeller exported most of the
gasoline with which lo ruii Ihem.
There is no use booming' an
thi:ig as long as I hi- hot weather
continues. Nothing can ma
terialize during this continuous
hot spell not even energy.
A western town relates how a
refreshing shower sent the tem
perature down lo 102 in the
shade. One way to keep cool is
to be thankful for small favors.
There will be some opposition
lo free sugar and free wool in the
senate when the final test comes.
1 tie people are anxious Tor con
gress lo get through with the bill
Those who have made a study
of the weather in past years say
this lias been the longest and
hottest .season in sixty-oipht
years. Well, we hope it will not
repeal itself m the next sixty
Spcakina: of "tempering the
winds to the shorn lambs," and
other, pat ient sufferers, one may
say lhat this has been a hard
year, but it might have been
worse with a political campaign
The Japane-e of California have
engaged a press agent to manage
a campaign of education in this
country and Japan. That -is a
belter way to gain international
knowledge than to listen to the
'vaporing of jingoe-.
Evidently the congressmen and
senators at Washington are
earning their salaries this year
if they never did before. Maybe
they will learn 'ny the time they
get back home what it is to work
lor a living'. Poor fellows!
lli.ss Murphy cannot be im
peached, and it's a pity. He is at
liberty to speculate to any extent,
as he pretends to hold up the
state of New York by the tail,
but he srot looled when be at
tempted to hold up the Baltimore
A Cleveland . young lady has
asked the police to prevent, a
French count from making love
to her. But this is a free coun
try, and isn't a French nobleman
to be allowed to make a living at
his regular trade?
r.ditor P.ushnell of the Lincoln
Trade Review roasts the stand
pat, republicans for opposing
President Wilson's tariff pro
pram, and also for their opposi
tion to his Mexican policy. Tint
their opposition will not embar
rass the president nor will it deter
him from doing his duty as he
President Wilson has made
sure, says a Washington dispatch,
that "for a time at. least, no ill
considered -poaches on Mexico
will be delivered in the senate.'"
This sen-e of personal re
sponsibility fr what is said in
congress has never before leen
so strongly developed in the
The judpe presiding at the
Diggs case in San Francisco, spy
ing some young girls in the audi
ence, asked if they were accom
panied by chaperons. When told
that they were he -aid that re
lieved him of all responsibility.
Hut it did not. Such trials art
no places for girls, and the
-Jiould be excluded, regardless o:
foolish mothers or so-railed
The' first issue of the Com
moner under' the new order o
things has reached this office. O
course iL does not reach tin
patrons as often as before, but i;
makes up for that in interest, af
well as in an enlarged form of 3
pages. It is edited now solelj
by W. J. Bryan, and the reader?
can rest assurred on getting lotr
oT good, wholesome" reading ir.
every issue. In the makeup it i;
a great improvement over th
:o: ' ,
We cannot see wherein Oovcr
nor Morehead has made any mis
takes in his appointments. The:
are all making good. Fspeciali.
Wanbwi Fenlon, who is making
the best warden the slate eve)
had: He has suppressed the dop.
traffic and made great improve
ments in the discipline of that in
stitution. Anil he may be able U
reduce the cost of living pei
capita before the year is out. flov
ernor Morehead evidently knev
his man when he appointed Mr
The I.incobi News says tha
Nebraska's famous impeachmen
case again-t its first governor
David Butler, is to be cited as t
precedent in the proceedings foi
the removal of Oovernor -Sulzei
of New York. A request has beei
made from the slate librarian foi
fuLl information of the successive
steps taken in ousting But lei
from the governorship. Some
authorities seem to think that the
cause of Hut lee's removal from
office is almost identical with the
charges brought against Oovernor
Sulzer. If this proves to be the
case, then the history of Oover
nor Butler's removal from office
breeds HI for Oovernor Sulzer.
New York slate is one of the
most corrupt commonwealths in
all the world, and Tammany Hall
is largely responsible for this
condition. . Sulzer may be a
beneficiary of Tammany corrup
tion, so far as we know. But the
thing that gets us twisted is the
cannibalism of Tammany and its
hypocritical altitude as protector
of the honor and good name of
New York. If Sulzer had seen lit
to obey Tammany Hall, there
would have been no impeachment
proceedings. But disobeying,
discipline demands that Sulzer be
sent to the block. Political can
nibals kill when. Ihey cannot con-;
trol. Haven't you noticed it? 'j
Ey ARTHUR W. EREWSTER
Twenty years after tbe civil war I
went south with a party to look over
the battlegrounds of Chickamanga and
Missionary Iiidsre. A young man ac
companied our party w ho tol.l us that j
&s a naDy be. una ueea in a natue.
"When he had grown old enough to Le
told anything about himself his sup
posed father informed hiin tont he (the
father) had been a Union soldier ia tbe
battle of Missionary lodge anfl during
the fight, hearing a cry in some bushes,
had gone there and found a talr. lie
took; tbe little cbap out of the fight,
and when ordered to inarch on the
baby was adopted by the company and
carried along. The finder afterward
took him home and brought him up.
lie was now on his way to riit the
battlefield with a view to learning
something of his parentaee.
I remained for some t!rne at Chat
tanooga, and the j-or.ng man, nnr.yan.
who was looking for his ancestors re
mained with me. I was engaged in
certain work, on the battlefield of
Chickamauga, and Runynn was engag
ed In his r,i?n search. There was an
old iiegro ia the hotel at which we
stayed who did odd jobs, and I paid
him to do things for me. lie was a
lugubrious old fellow, and I never but
once saw a smile on his face.
One day I asked liim why ho was so
"Dat are a story by its own self,"
was his reply, with a solemn shake of
"Well, uncle," I said to hir, "you
might as well tel! me, for I'm so cu
rious to know that I won't let you
alone tilt you do."
lie hemmed and hawed awhile and
Anally told the story:
"I wor Itornod on a plantation on !
redge, and my mars' wor one ob de
best younpr ir.i In de souf. I wor gih
en to him by his fadder when he wor
married. Dat wor not long Pefo' de
wah broke out. My young mnrs he
had a little plantation ob he own, and
he wuk it with no mo n a dozen nis
cahs. I wor a house servant and, hav.
in' belonged to de fanibly fo so long,
had charge of eleryfing.
"Den de wah eorne on, and mar?' he
go jine de Confederate army. When he
went away be say to me. 'Joe, l's
gwine to leab ray wife and my chile
what isn't bawn yet in yo' car" ' hU
roh-e trembled when be spoke o1) d?
chile 'and I spect yo' to gib up yo
own life befo yo' let any trouble hap
"I tol" him dat it don't make no dif
ference wedder tt no'the'u or soufbe'u
pusson, I kill him if be touch a ha'r of
"While he wor away fight in' wo'd
come to inissie dat he got tooken sick.
By dat time de baby wor bo'n and
about n yea' old. Misie say to me
one day. says she: 'Joe, my tmsban
am lerry sick, and I gt to go to him.
Do yo' fink yo kin take car ob de
baby till I come backV I say, 'I sbo
I Lin.' So inissie fold me all about de
baby's food and what to do when dis
happen and dat happen till I don't
know weddcr 1 wor on my head or iny
heels. Den she went away.
"Missie hadn't been gone berry long
befo dere wor fitch tin' at Chiekamangy
creek, and I wheeled de baby out to
de brow ob de redge where I could see
de battle goiu' on. De no'the'u folks
wor driben piirty nigh into dis place,
and atter dat de fightin' stopped fo' &
long time. Mr. Jirajjg's army wor
down below de red ye, and then become
np on top ob de redge. Meantime iuis
sie come back, and when de south'n
army wor camped on de redge mars'
he got tooken sick some mo', and she
went away ag'in, leabin me in charge
ob de baby.
v' "One day I wor wheelin" de baby
along de brow ob de redge, and I see
de no'the'u folks down below all
marchin' up rnd down 's if dey wor
paradin. Fus t'lng I knowed a lot ob
dem sojers jus started to climb de hilL
De men on top wor shootin down at
'em, and dey wor de debble to pay. I
wheeled de baby back towa'd de house
cs fas' as I kin, but I meet some
outhe'n sojers, and one ob de ossifers
tay to me:
" 'DTeah, yo' niggah. yo' put a shoul
der to de wheel ob de gun.'
"I didn't dare disobey. I put my
shoulder to de gun. and we took t to
de brow ob de redge. De Yankees
come right up and took de gun. and 1
wor In de middle ob de fight. I tried to
git back to de baby, and when I got
dar whar 1 lef him In de bushes he
Itunyan while the story was being
told was sitting by a table reading a
newspaper, though he was really lis
tening to the darky. At this point he
Jumped up and shouted:
'"What was the name of your mas
ter?" "Mars' Goodridge."
"Then Goodnidge must be my real
name. I wlas the baby you were wheel
ing about on Missionary ridge. What
became of zay father?" .
"Yon dat baby! Dat can't be se,
mars'. He wa'n't mo'n a foot and
Runynn, who had taken the name
of the Federal soldier who had found
hinOwas the identical baby that was
lost on the battlefield. His' father had
died of wounds, and his mother had
succumbed" soon after his death. That
Is why no effort was ever made to find
"When the old darky was convinced
thHt the baby he h.d lost stood before
him as a man he smiled for the first
time, in twenty years.
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