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NO. 26.
Will Submit Ambitions to Test in
Democratic Primary for the
domination for Congress.
In a formal statement issued
Friday morning (lovernor More
head reiterates that lie will not
again be a candidate for chief ex
ecutive, but that it is his inten
tion to enter the congressional
primary in the First district
against Congressman Maguire.
The governor says he does not
place any exaggerated idea upon
his own worth, and that as he be
lieves, he can best serve the peo
ple as a legislator he intends to
submit his ambition to the demo
crats of the First district. The
statement is as follows:
"To the Democrats of Nebraska:
"A sufficient demand by letter,
as well as in person, convinces
me that I should reiterate my
declaration in the campaign that
I believe in a six-year term for
president, a four-year term for
governor, and that I would not be
a candidate for re-election.
"At present we have no restric
tion in regard to these positions
and there might be occasions
when a man should change his
views, but under our present plan
of man drafting himself, in place
of the people drafting him for
public service, I desire to be sure
that I am not placing too high an
estimation on my services and
importance in being able to serve
the people in a way - that is
gratifying, as well as profitable
to them. I will do, as I have tried
- to do in the past, not to place too
high an estimation on my own
worth. I believe, and have al
ways believed, that a man should
be subject to the call of the peo
ple to a public duty, but should
not be too hasty in deciding that
the people are anxious for his
"It is my intention, however, to
give the people who have known
me best, a chance at the pri
maries to support me for cong
ress from the First congres
sional district, and if nominated
I will endeavor to be elected. I
have had experience as an agri
culturist, merchant, banker, as
well as holding the ollices of
count v treasurer, mayor of my
town, state senator, president of
the senate and governor. On in
vestigation, I know that my pub
lic services have never been
selfish, as it has not been finan
cially profitable, and I can only
expect to receive the commenda
tion of the people I serve as re
ward for my services. If I am
not selected I will return to my
private, work, where I have always
made it. profitable when looking
after my private affairs. If I
possess any qualifications to
serve the people, I believe it is
along legislative lines. I know
one man in four hundred would
not be able to accomplish as
much as he might contemplate,
but I have certain things which I
believe are of importance that I
would use all my time in trying to
bring about. Favoritism has been
expensive to the people, of this
country, " and the expenditure of
our public-money, in the nation
as well as, in the state, is the
most important matter before the
people of our country at the pres
ent time.
"My intention in making this
statement is to assure my friends
that I ain interested in the state
of Nebraska. Even though look
ing after my private affairs at tbe
expiration of my term of olhce,
shall take an interest in our pub-
lie affairs, which is the duty
every citizen owes to himself and
his country. I want my position
in the coining campaign to be
understood thoroughly, that
may not be accused by men who
are honest -and conscientious,
that. I have stood in their way in
speiiriner the nomination, or have
kept the party from endorsing
men who are anxious to make the
race." , -
Has Finger Injured.
From Friday's Daily.
This morning James Newasek,
one of t ho employes of the Bur-
ington plaining- mill, mot with a
ery painful accident while en
gaged at his work. lie was
brushing some shavings off of
the shpwer, one of the machines
used in the mill, and in doing so
lis hand struck against the teefh
of the saw, with the result that
one of his lingers was slightly
aceraled, necessitating his mak
ing a trip to the surgeon to have
the injury dressed, which while
not serious, was quite painful.
From Friday's Daily.
Last evening about 0:30 -i
stranger, plainly carrying aboard
a much larger cargo of intoxi
aating liquors than he was capa
ble of handling, was coming
down Main street and reached the
niilding just east of the court
louse, when his burden became
too great for him to carry and he
selected a nice spot, on the court
douse lawn and laid himself down
o rest. Fate was hard for the
gentleman, as he was no more
than securely wrapped in the
arms of Morpheous than Chief of
Police Rainey came down the
street and discovered his form
traced un against the building
fast asleep. The chief brought
the slumbers of the man to an
end by shaking him quite
vigorously and trying to arouse
him, but it was some job, as the
man was well filled with sleep
producing liquor and seemed de
sirous of duplicating the feat of
Rio Van Winkle and his twenty-
year sleep, but lie was soon jerk
ed to his feet and compelled to
go to the jail to take up his couch
there. The appearance of the
man, who was as limp as a rag,
was truly laughable and there
was quite a number stopped and
watched his progress to the jail.
The man arrived in the city last
evening on the Missouri Pacific.
From Saturday's Daily.
At the session of the district
court yesterday the case of the
'irst National Bank vs. Jefferson
Cross, et al., came up for hearing
jefore Judge Begley, and after
learing the arguments in the
case the court decided in favor of
the defendants, to which the
plaintiff excepts and was given
forty days to prepare and serve
bill of exceptions. The case arose
out of a note given the bank by
Theodore D. Buck, on which the
bank obtained a judgment, and
they attempted to have a deed to
a one-fifth interest in an eighty-
acre farm in Liberty . precinct,
which was purchased by Mr. Coss
from Buck, set aside in order that
they might satisfy their judg
ment. In the case of Frank Bergman
vs. Charles (ierlach, the defend
ant was given seven days in
which to file an answer.
In the case of Mahala' Johnson,
et al., vs. Fannie Frisbie,.et al.,
the report of the receipts of the
referee, J. M. Teegarden, was re
ceived and the referee was dis
charged from his duties.
In the matter of the restrain
ing order secured by William
Nickels against Charles W. Tig
ner, Bernard G. Wiley was given
permission to intervene, and the
hearing of the case was post
poned until April 14, and the re
straining order continued.
Hedge Posts.
400 or 500 hedge posts, many
large corner posts, extra long.
Win. Gilmour, R. F. D., Platts
mouth. Call at place or inquire
at Soennichsen's store.
Seed Corn of 1912 Crop.
" Reed's Yellow Dent, for sale.
II. G. Todd. 3-23-3tw
After the Testimony of Both Sides
the Prisoners Were Remand
ed Back to Jail.
From Saturday's Daily.
The arraignment oT John Jones
and Ben Tangeman, charged with
having broken into the slaughter
house of George Thomas, north
of this city, on last Friday even
ing and stealing several hides,
occurred this morning in Judge
A. J. Beeson's court. The state
was represented by County At
torney Taylor, while Attorney
Oddy of South Omaha appeared
fop the defendants, who entered a
plea of "not guilty" to the com
plaint. The first witness examined for
the state was Frank Karvarnek,
who is employed by Mr. Thomas
as a sausage maker and butcher,
and who was working al the
slaughter house on Friday, and
who was the first to discover the
fact that the slaughter house had
been broken into. He testified
that when he went to the slaught
er house last Saturday morning
he found that a small piece had
been broken off of the door,
through which it was customary
to lead the butchered cattle, and
that the door was open. He also
noticed marks in the snow as
though something had been
dragged along in the snow, and
followed the marks out to the
auto. .road .some distance east of
the slaughter house, where there
were tracks as though quite a
number of persons had stood
there, and also several cigarette
papers scattered around over the
ground. He had followed the
tracks made by a wagon or buggy
alonsr the auto road north until
he came to the automobile bridge
over the Platte river, and here
found what seemed to be an end-
gate out of a wagon and several
straps belonging to a harness.
Returning, Karvarnek, in com
pany with Frank VanFleet, anoth
er young man employed at the
slaughter house, he had entered
the building and discovered a
glovo Iving in the center of the
killing floor, as well as the fact
that several hides were missing
from the place where they were
on Friday night.
The testimony of VanFleet was
practically . the same as that of
Karvarnek, covering the finding
of the glove, as well as the loss
of the hides.
Besides these witnesses Sheriff
Quinton and Bridge Tender Tip
ton of the Platte river automobile
bridge were called by the state to
give evidence in the case. In the
case against Tangeman the evi
dence was not as strong as that
of Jones, but in both cases the
evidence was largely circum
stantial, all indications pointing
to the fact that someone had evi
dently used the team belonging to
Al Harkins on the night of the
burglary, and Judge Beeson de
cided that the evidence offered
was strong enough to bind the
men over to the coming session
of the district court. Jones was
taken back to jail, being unable
to furnish bonds, while Tange
man was released on a .$500 bond.
M. E. Ladies Meet.
From Friday's Daily.
The Ladies' Aid society of the
M. E. church held their regular
meeting yesterday afternoon in
the church parlors, with Mes
dames Ilandley, George Hall and
E. C. Hill as hostesses. There
was a large number of the ladies
in attendance, and after the- en
thusiastic business session,
which was held during the early
hours of the afternoon, they de
voted the hurrying moments to
social conversation and other
amusements, which made this
occasion a very pleasant one.
The hostesses served delightful
refreshments, and at "the usual
hour all dispersed, declaring the
hostesses excellent entertainers
Returns Home From Hospital.
From Friday's Daily.
This alternoon l). A. Davis
drove up from Murray, bringing
with him the automobile of S. C.
Pitman, and met Mr. and Mrs.
Pitman, who returned from Oma
ha, where Mrs. Pitman has been
for some weeks taking treatment
for stomach trouble, from which
she has been suffering for some
time. Mrs. Pitman. returns home
feeling much improved in health,
and this fact will be very pleas
ing to her many friends in this
city and vicinity, who have been
greatly worried over her state of
From Friday's Daily.
The congregational meeting of
the First Presbyterian church of
this city was held Wednesday
evening at the church and was
attended by a large number of
the membership of the church.
The officers for the ensuing year
were selected at this meeting
were as follows: Trustees, C. C.
Parniele and W. F. Warga, re
elected; elders, D. B. Ebersole,
and Judge J. E. Douglass, who
will take the place made vacant
by the death of Thomas Pollock:
church treasurer, Lynn O. Minor.
George L. Farley was re-elected
superintendent of . the Sunday
school, as well as the teaching
staff of the school.
The Presbyterian church here
has just secured a new pastor for
their church and are looking for
ward to a most successful year
in the church work, both in the
increase in membership arid the
bringing of greater - interest to
the work of building up the
church to greater ends.
Presbyterians have a beautiful
church building in this city and
have in past years been one of the
greatest of the churches in the
city, and their efforts toward in
creasing their sphere of useful
ness during the coming year is
certain to bring forth good re
The basket ball game last
evening resulted in the over
whelming defeat of the team rep
resenting the Benson High school
bv the team of the local High
school, and the score of 22 to 8
tells belter than words the su
perior playing of our boys. This
game was witnessed by one of the
largest crowds that has as yet. at
tended any of the games of the
season, and the enthusiastic
cheering of the rooters inspired
the local team to greater efforts
to secure the victory from the
isitors from the Omaha suburb.
There were a number of very
brilliant plays made by the mem
bers of the local team and they
are deserving of a great deal of
praise for their splendid work.
After the completition of the first
game the girls' junior class team
played a very spirited contest
with a team representing the pick
of the different classes and the
two teams of girls played a very
close game, in which the final
outcome was hard to decide until
the final basket had been thrown
The result was 3 to 2 in favor of
the picked team, but both the vic
tors and the vanquished have
cause for feeling well pleased
over the showing they made, and
the next contest between the girls
will draw a large crowd.
Issues Marriage License.
This morning County Judge A
J. Beeson issued the necessary
permit to allow William J
Schlauker, aged 31, of Elmwood,
and Miss Ethel F. Bothwell of the
same place to. wed. . The young
people -will be married - at Elrn-
w-pod tomorrow. They. are." both
quite well known- in. the -sections
where they have made their home
for some time.
The Matter of Forming League
Seems to Have Struck Popular
Chord in County.
The question of a Cass county
base ball league, which was sug
gested some few weeks ago by the
Journal, seems to have struck a
popular note throughout the
county, as the reports from the
different localities show that the
fans and ball players are taking
the matter up in an earnest man
ner and beginning to discuss the
proposition in a manner that
shows that thev are thoroughly
in favor of the idea of having an
organization of this kind in the
field during the coming summer.
One of the most enthusiastic
towns for the idea is Eagle, where
a first-class team is maintained,
and it would be a fine thing to in
clude this lively little village in
the line-up, as the ball players
and live wires of that place can
be depended upon to see that the
reputation of their town is de
fended in proper shape. Elmwood
is another of the places that is
taking a great interest in the idea
of forming the league and getting
down to business and they are
fully as enthusiastic as their
m . 1 JT
neislibors on tne west, auu oe-
lieve if the league is formed that
thev will be contenders for the
pennant with their fast aggrega
tion of ball players.
It is getting time, that some
steps should be taken to start the
ball rolling by having a meeting
of the different towns that are in
terested in the proposition and
forming an organization to carry
on the work and arrange the de
tails of the playing schedule.
There could be a very fast ag
gregation of ball players secured
in the county and most of the
towns are so located that they
can be reached easily by train or
auto and would make the matter
of making connections easy. , If
the team in this city does not feel
that they care to enter into an
organization of this kind, then
the other towns of the county
should get together and put. it
through, as Union, Nehawka,
Avoca, Weeping Water, Louis
ville. Elmwood, Eagle and Manley
could all give a good account of
themselves, and Cedar Creek and
some of the other towns of the
county would also desire to take
part in the ' league. The pros
pects for the forming of such an
organization seems bright in our
neighboring cities and it will be
watched with interest to learn
just what they will do in regard
to forming the league.
A few weeks ago the Journal
announced that there was some
talk of M. G. Kime of Nehawka
precinct being brought out for
the office of state representative,
and the cordial feeling that is
entertained for this worthy gen
tleman in his home is shown
from the following, taken from
the columns of Editor Long's, in
teresting Nehawka News, and
speaks well for Mr. Kime:
"If Cass county feels she must
elect democrats to the legis
lature, we believe she ought to
nick bood ones, and the party has
evidently taken the same view.
M. G. Kime is out for represent
ative, and the editor of this
paper wouldn't for the world
throw one straw in the way. In
fact we, with a lot more people
of this, community, would . take a
irreat deal of. pride in. seeing Mr
Kime one: of. the lawmakers next
winteCi rv ': :. . c v.
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The Journal ads pay. .
Have Antlers Placed on Building.
The front of the beautiful new-
Elks' club on North Sixth street
has been decorated with a. large
pair .of antlers of the splendid
animal from which the order has
chosen its name and emblem, and
the new addition to the front of
the building' has added greatly to
the appearance of the structure
and can be seen from quite a dis
tance as a beacon light to the
visiting brothers who may be in
the city, as well as a source of
pride to the local members of the
From Friday's Dally.
The family of G. P. Eastwood,
who have been making their
home in the Briggs' residence on
Pearl street, yesterday removed
from that place into the resi
dence property of C. II. Fuller,
which he recently purchased of
Mrs. Agnes Chapman, and which
the Eastwood family will occupy
in the future. This is one of the
best, situated residences in the
south part of the city, being only
a short distance from the busi
ness section and situated along
one of the principal driveways of
the city, is of easy axcess, as
there are no hills to make walk
ing or driving there an incon
II. J. Sireight and wife, who
have during the winter months
made their home in the Coafes
block, yesterday decided to move,
as the weather has moderated
into spring-like conditions, and
will in the future reside in their
own home in the Second ward, or
at least during the summer
months. Mr. Streight has been
in poor health for the past few
years and it. is desired to avoid
exposing him to the excessive
heat of the down-town district,
and so the family decided to
move back into their own home,
which is situated out where it
will be much cooler in the sum
mer months.
From Saturdays Daily.
What might have heen a fatal
automobile accident occurred last
evening between 8:30 and 9
o'clock at the corner of Sixth and
Pearl streets, and while no one
was injured, the car of Edward
Shoemaker of Nehawka was
badly battered up. Mr. Shoe
maker had started for home and
was accompanied by Frank Val-
Iery. As the car came up Sixth
street they made the turn into
Pearl street, and here the car
apparently skidded, as it crashed
into the curbing . on the south
side of Pearl street with great
force and one of the front wheels
was demolished, while all the
spokes in the other one were de
stroyed. It was fortunate that
the occupants of the machine
were not killed by being thrown
from the car, and while the loss
to the machine will be quite heavy
the owner 'can feel lucky that it
was no w orse. The car was taken
to the garage of Mr. Vallery on
lower Main street, where it will
be repaired and fitted for service
Assessors Hold a Meeting.
From Friday's Dally.
The different assessors of the
county are meeting today at the
office of County Assessor W. R.
Bryan at the court house to dis
cuss the matter of taking the as
sessment of the county the com
ing summer. The work of ' t ak
ing the valuation of the county is
a very, laborous one and the as
sessor, Mr. Bryan, makes a very
earnest effort to see that as' fair
a return on the different:.: pre
cincts is secured-as-possible.
Wedding stationery - at '.' the
Journal office.
Seeley Lawton, Well Known in
Murray, Victim of Disastrous
Fire in Sioux City.
From Pa turd ay's Pally.
A message has just been re
ceived here by Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Boeck of this city announcing the
death of Seeley Lawton of Sioux
City, who was killed during a lire
in that city early Thursday morn
ing. Mr. Lawton was married to
Miss Oma Young of this county,
a daughter of I). A. Young of near
Murray, and a niece of Mrs,
Henry Boeck of this city. Mr.
Lawton was a driver for Fire
Chief Kellogg of Sioux City, and
was working in company with
several other firemen at the time
the walls of one of the blazing
buildings collapsed. The build
ing was a five-story one and the
loss of the two men was not,
noticed for some two hours, when
the absence of Mr. Lawton and
Frank Fulton, a pipeman was re
marked by the other firemen and
a search of the ruins brought
forth their bodies, buried be
neath the wreck of the building.
The body of Mr. Lawton was
brought to Murray this noon over
the Missouri Pacific and the fun
eral held at 2 o'colck in that city,
the interment being made in the
Young cemetery, where the mem
bers of the family are buried. To
the sorrowing wife the deepest
sympathy of ..the entire , com
munity will be extended in the
loss of a loving husband.
Entertained at Li I lie Home.
From Friday's Dally.
A large number of the mem
bers of the Ladies' Aid society of
St. Paul's church and their
friends gathered at . the cosy,
home of Mrs. J. Lillie yesterday
afternoon and whiled away the
afternoon hours in an enjoyable
social time. This was the reg
ular social meeting which the
ladies hold once a month, and
Mrs. Timmas was the hostess.
Much pleasure was derived from
social conversation, games and
the like, which made the time
pass all too quickly. The hos
tess served a dainty luncheon,
which was greatly enjoyed by the
large number in attendance, and
it was a late hour when all de
parted for their homes, after
having extended their thanks to
the hostess for the splendid
entertainment alforded them and
to Mrs. Lillie for her kind hos
Short Session of Court.
From Friday's Dally.
Judge Begley arrived this
morning from Papillion and con
vened the session of the district
court, to take up several matters
that have been brought up sim'e
the last session of the court. The
morning was taken up on the
hearing of motions of the differ
ent attorneys who are getting
their cases in shape fop trial.
The application of T. II. Sher
wood for a modification of the
decree in the divorce case of Nel
lie Sherwood vs. T. II. Sherwood,
was set for hearing on Tuesday,
April 7. The decree granting
Mrs. Sherwood a divorce was
given by Judge Travis some two
years ago, and the defendant now
seeks a modification that he may
secure the custody of the daughter,-aged
about 12 years.
Mrs. Julia Thomas Improving.
From Saturday's Dany.
Mrs. Julia Thomas of Glen
wood, Iowa, who has been suffer
ing the past week at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Monte Franks,
with a severe case of erysipelas,
is reported as slowly improving.
Motorcycle for Sale.
In excellent condition, good as
new. Big, powerful 2-cylinder,
developing 7-10 H: P. Need the
money. Must sell at once. See
Ed Steinhauer at Journal office.