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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
MONDAY, OCTOBER, 23, 191
SMYTH TELLS OF
Omaha Attorney, Speaking to People
of Tolk at Osceola, Does Not
, Osceola, Neb., Oct. 19. Waiving the
prohibition question on the theory
that it is not a partisan issue, C. J
Smvth trained his euns on Judge
Abraham Sutton, republican candidate
for governor, before a crowd that
filled to capacity the big court house
last night and asked the people of
Nebraska to look into the record of
"this man who comes before you as
the sanctified exponent of the uplift
'Has Mr. Sutton ever given a single
thing, has he ever done anything to in
dicate that he is in any way better
qualified to serve as chief executive
of the state than Mr. Neville?" in
quired Mr. Smyth.
"Mr. Sutton says he stands on his
record," continued Mr. Smyth. "That
King the case, then I have a right to
bring his record into this room and
lay it before you.
"Mr. Sutton was a member of the
legislature in 1902. He voted against
the maximum freight rate bill, he
voted against the 2-cent passenger
bill, he voted against the appropria
tion of ?20),000 for sufferers in west
ern Nebraska, and he voted against
the bill providing passes for stockmen
accompanying their stock to market.
Yet he voted against the abolition of
the railroad pass system. When the
bill came before the legislature raising
the age of consent from 15 years to
18 years, a measure intended to ex
tend greater safeguards about our
sisters and daughters, Mr. Sutton op
posed and voted against the bill.
"Now, tha,t is his record. In every
instance his vote was cast against the
interest of the masses. But he says
he is in favor of the prohibitory
amendment and he wants you to en
trust him with executive power of the
state on his legislative record. Are
the intelligent people of Nebraska will
ing to overlook such a record when
they go to the polls in November?"
Mr. Smith said the liquor question
was not an issue in the present cam
paign as iar as partisan politics is
concerned. The voters will settle this
question themselves through the ini
tiative and referendum, he said.
"If the prohibitory amendment car
vies, my friend, Keith Neville, ha
toii you win consider it a command
from the people of the state," said the
speaker, "and he will do everything
he can to carry out in an effective
manner any decision you may make at
the polls. He can be counted upon
to do this with ability, firmness and
-wr. .-mytn maue an eloquent and
logical appeal for support for Senator
Hitchcock. He deplored the thought
that any man would vote against the
senator merely because of differences
that the senator may have had, in the
past and forgotten, with certain men
of his own party. He declared that
the defeat of only eight democratic
senators this year would throw the
control of the senate into the hand
of the most reactionary element of the
"Are you willing .that the senate of
the United States shall pass into the
hands of such men? Are you willing
to risk this because Senator Hitch
eck and someone else have had little
differences in the past?" asked Mr
-nr. a my in oeciareu mat ne was
confident that Senator Hitchcock
would be his own successor "just as
certain as the sun rises tomorrow, and
he will be on hand the next four years
to help Wood row Wilson carry on this
glorious program of construction that
he has already begun."
.re jou going 10 approve or are
you going to repudiate the very things
you battled for in your fight of'1912?'
;;ked Mr. Smyth. He told the audi
ence that republicans in the nation
who were more interested in their
country than in their party were going
to vote for the re-election of Wood row
Wilson. He referred to the republi
can presidential nominee as Charles
"Evasive" Hughes, and in answer to
Mr. Hughes criticism of the eight
hour law declared that this law was
largely a copy of the eight-hour bill
presented by William McKinley in
1890. and placed upon the statute
loks, but which was never effective
because the republicans had failed to
attach a penalty for its violation.
He took John L. Kennedy, repub
lican nominee for the senate, to task
for attempting to inject into the cam
paign a suspicion that President Wil
son has been partial to the south. He
said he thought that these United
States were one great nation and that
the great struggle of fifty years ago
Jiad ceased to be an issue in the politi
cal affairs of the nation. He said it
rcdiculo'is for any man to stand
before an intelligent audience and
make such a charge against a presi
dent of the Unuited States. Mr. Wil
son's three supreme court appointees,
he said, were from the north, while
seven of his cabinet members were
northerners. The recently enacted
child labor law, he said, hit the south
harder than any other section.
The meeting last night concluded
Keith Neville's tour of Polk county.
When W. S. Heitzman, chairman of
the county committee, presented Mr.
Neville as the "next governor of Ne:
braska," the large crowd cheered en
thusiastically. Mr. Neville talked on
state issues, and was given another
ovation when he concluded.
Edgar Howard, candidate for lieu
tenant governor, made a heart-to-heart
talk to the audience, and pleaded
for the support of Keith Neville, the
"man whose heart is with you and who
will serve you well if elected." W.
H. Clemmons of Fremont, candidate
for state superintendent, delivered a
brief address, eloquent and strong in
logic in which he praised the presi
dent for keeping us out of war, and
made an earnest plea for his re-election.
TO LAST A YEAR
British Front in France, Oct. 18.
(Via London, Oct. 19.) The war will
last another year, according to the
concensus of opinion among the Brit
ish soldiers and their leaders. It is
also the opinion of the Germans, if the
views of prisoners count for anything.
Before the grand offensive started a
hip-h authoritv informed the corre
spondent of the. Associated Tress that
the German line would not be broken
this summer and that slow operations,
wearing down the Germans, would be
inaugurated and would probably last
through another summer. With the
approach of winter conditions, which
would make military movements diffi
cult, this officer recalled his prediction,
and speaking of the situation today,
"We know what the German re
sources were and what ours were and
the time required to force a decisive
victory for our arms is
a matter of
Germans Change View.
German prisoners taken during the
summer invariably spoke of peace be
ing a certainty in the autumn. They
regarded the Somme thrust as a final
effort of the allies for a decision and
that after this peace would be made.
Their tone has been entirely different
of late. They recognize it is a fight
to a finish between the man power
and resources of the two foes and that
an ultimate decision will come from
the fearful attrition of the western
front which now will make no inter
mission until the end. The Germans
are determined to make every village
on the western front a fortress which
will yield only when reduced to pow
der by shell fire, and every gully am
crater a machine post to secure their
defensive against a critical defeat.
At a period when the weather is
adverse to offensive operations else
where the Germans are apparently
concentrating every man and gun
against Rumania. The -view of the
British officers is that the Germans
hope to crush Rumania so that when
they have to face a common allied
offensive in the spring they may not
have to defend the immense length of
the Rumanian frontier in addition to
what they have had to defend this
Many German Prisoners-.
ii is me universal remark among
the British that never has the morale
of the prisoners varied more than now.
"You will notice that we are always
taking prisoners and that the Germans
get very few of ours," said a staff of
ficer. "Though small parties of our
men are bound to get into hazardous
positions in this kind of intricate op
erations at close quarters, they die
rather than yield. This shows their
morale and the temper of the situa
; , o
nun. come uermans nave never
fought better and some have never
fought so badly as in the last few
weeks. Today, for example, twenty
Germans practically threw up their
hands, walked into the British lines
But the soldiers who took them pris
oners or their commanders, had no
illusion that their prisoners typified
the condition of the German army as
a whole. There were other Germans
who were ready to fight with that
ferocity which expects no quarter."
However, whether it is a German
who throws up his hands on the ap
proach of a British charge or the sur
vivor of a score who fought to the
death, the opinion as to the duration
of the struggle remains the same. All
believe that the war has entered a
stage where no compromise is to be
expected and where victory will go
to the side with the ability to stick
Robert Stivers of Cedar Creek was
in the city today for a few hours, hav
ing some business to look after with
TWO WOMEN WITH
OUT SERIOUS DAMAGE
This morning in the court of Judge
Archer a neighborhood quarrel among
some of the residents in the west part
of the city was brought to -the at
tention of the court and is the out
growth of a combat between two
ladies residing in that 'locality. It
would seem from what could be as
certained of the affair that one of the
ladies had sold several heads of cab
bage to a family residing nearby and
for which she was to receive butter
in an amount sufficient to pay' for the
cabbages. The cabbage was delivered
the lady stated to the court but the
butter was not forthcoming and right
there was where the war commenced.
The lady with the butter refused to
part with it claiming that there was
not more than she needed for the use
of their own family and at the same
time objected to the owner of the cab
bage taking back the cabbage. This
led to a few words and finally a war
like demonstration was made by one
of the parties and the two women
came to blows with the result it is
claimed that the lady who possessed
the cabbage proceeded to pound the
head of the other woman on the floor
with great violence and in the melee
both parties lost considerable of their
flowing locks which were pulled out
during the opening stages of the bat
tle. The lady who owned the butter
called the police and made a complaint
against her friend who . had owned
the Luxurious heads of cabbage, but
she failed to appear in court to con
test the case and the defendant was
allowed to return home with a lecture
from the court to hereafter avoid af
fairs of this kind which do not in the
least add to the peace and quiet of
HON. H. 8, WERNER
TO SPEAK HERE SOON
One of the closing addresses of the
campaign will be offered in this city
on Thursday evening when Hon. H.
B. Werner, of Ohio, will be sent to
this city to address the voters on the
issues of the day. Mr. Werner is.
speaking over the srate in the interests
of the democratic ticket and is a very
interesting and forcible orator who
will present to the voters the work of
the administration and corgress dur
ing the last three years and which is
proof convincing of the ability of the
democratic iitlminisirali"n. This tal
ented gentleman will if possible dur
ing his tour visit a number of the
smaller towns of the country and ad
dress the citizens, and where he has
appeared during the past few weeks
he certainly has had a very flattering
reception from the voters. Coming
from a state that is one of the greatest
in the country and keenly interested
in the welfare and development of tin
nation. Dr. Werner is in a good posi
tion to offer to the voters of the
state his observations along nolitica
TO LEAVE THIS CITY
FOR SOLDIERS' HOME
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Bowdish, who
have for the past fewyears been mak
ing their home in this city, will depart
tomorrow for Milford, Neb., where
they expect to reside at the Soldier's
Home, which the state is maintaining
for the aged soldiers of the republic.
The health of Mr. Bowdish has been
very poorly of late and it is thought
that at the Home it will be very much
easier to care for him. It is with,re
gret that the friends part with these
two estimable people, who have during
their residence here made a great
many warm friends, and they will take
with them the best wishes of a large
circle of friends.
J. A. Ill ATT IMPROVING.
J. A. Hiatt who received a broken
thigh, a badly cut head and othei
bruises when he fell a distance of
nineteen feet over at Plattsmouth last
week, is getting along as well as could
be expected under the circumstances.
This was the report of Mrs. Hiatt and
her daughter Garnet, who returned
Wednesday morning from the St.
Joseph hospital in Omaha, where Mr.
Hiatt was taken immediately after the
accident happened. Mr. Hiatt was
working with the bridge gang and lost
his footing and went to the ground.
Weeping Water Republican. '
Mrj. John Wiles departed Saturday
afternoon for,Malvern, la., where she
will enjoy a week's visit at the home
of her sister, Mrs. Robert Knight and
T- IV PI. ATTSM OITTTI
FORTY YEARS AGO.
Mr. A. O. Ashley, who will be our
next tieputy sheriff, is now living
among us and the Herald had the
pleasure of an introduction to him the
other da v. Besides this Mr. A. is a
good carriage painter and probably
will open a shop here.
Another acidental poisoning case.
Mrs. Wainscott, had been coloring car
pets, using a mixture containing per-
liumraiintp f nnt:ish nnd ;ifprn.tf
" m . . . .....
lead, with a feather in it. A
j 1 Lilt;
girl ten months old was handed the
feather bv her brother and drew it
through her mouth. It came very near
being a serious case.
Mr. Harry Howland has a very
handsome new top buggy in his shop
Piano box, leather top, Brewster Sin
gle Spring. As nobby as may be. Mr.
Howland is an excellent workman, and
deserves a ready and prompt home
sale for all his work.
Mr. C. Nickols, the carpenter, was
working on top of a car standing near
the .round house yesterday when the
ladder slipped, and he fell to the
ground injuring himself severely. Dr.
Livingston was sent ' for and pro
nounced his hurts not dangerous.
Mr. Hyers, our next sheriff, and Mr
Tutt, clerk, are about the court house
now-a-days getting posted up. Mr
iutt moved to 1'lattsmouth some
weeks aero and Mr. livers will move as
soon as the mud will let him.
Mrs. Howard and son returned to
Plattsmouth last week and intended
going on further east to spend the hol-
adays but were detained several days
bv the illness of the bov. After a visit
further tast Mr. and Mrs. Howard
contemplate returning to Colorado
Their friends here will be sorry to
have them leave.
Mr. Lewellyr. Moore has been mak
ing extensive auditions to his green
house, nearly doubling its capacity
h! also adding a work shop so that
everything mav he kept neat and
loan about the green hov.se rooms
He tells us he is worKing up quite a
trade in "cut flowers" in Omaha and
elsewhere. We arc pleased to hear
of these rood tidiners, for Mr. Moore
cpenes great praise lor thepcrse-
vennce and energy he has displayed
in this line of business.
The democrats made the town lively
Saturday night. Both parties met to
make ward nominations. The repub
licans met quietly at Judge Newell's
office and made the following nom
ination':: For assessor, E. G. Dovey
for justice of the peace, W. L. Tucker
and J. W. Haines; for constables, L.
C. Stiles and W. F. Moinsor. : for
judges of election, ason Streight, P.
P. Gass and John E. Barnes; for
clerks of election, David Miller and P.
About the same time the opposition
met in the council chamber, and for
Ui!-C " i-'-- vum rmiiu.-iaMiv.
meeting. The room was full and the
meeting was conducted with more dig
nity than usual on that side of the
ferc". They were evidently in deac
earnest and meant to win. Their
nominations were: For asesssor, T. W.
Shryock; for justices of the peace, J
W. Despain, O. Donohoe;, for consta
bles, A. C. Fry and Jerry Hartman;
for judges of election, Carl Nichols,
Fied Gorder, Alva Drew; for clerks of
election, J. N. Black, A. 1). Despain.
NARROW ESCAPE FROM
A few days ago John S. Hall and
his son-in-law, Herman Smith de
cided that the gasoline tank, on the
auto of Mr. Hall's needed fixing and
accordingly they set about to prepare
to patch the tank up. As a matter
of safety they removed all the gaso
line from the tank and washed it out
thoroughly as they thought and sudi-
cient to guarantee against explosion.
The work was not sufficient, however,
as when the gentlemen started in to
work on the tank a loud explosion took
place and the tank was blown sky
ward and lrom a square tank was
soon reduced to a mass of ruin. For
tunately, however, neither of the men
suffered any injury from the accident.
BARB WIRE CUTS AND WOUNDS
Are troublesome to cure. lct a
bottle of Farris' Healing Remedy
costs 50c make it at home. Heals
rapidly. A sore never matters where
this remedy is used. We sell it on
the money back plan. -
II. M. Soennichsen.
Puis & Gansemer.
FRANK J. LIBERSHAL
Present County Clerk
Solicits Your Support
"at Dawson's store. I
From Friday's Dally.
Miss Flossie Richardson came down
last evening from Omaha and will
eniov a visit here with her father.
John Richardson and other relatives
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Zuck and
daughter, Miss Grace, and son, Emery,
of Hamburg, la., motored to this city
Wednesday and were visitors at the
home of - Mrs. Zuck's nephew, Monte
Franks and family.
Mrs. Gertrude Morgan departed
this morning on the early Burlington
Itviiin fm- Snnwrinr. whorn thp
I . . .
will be the guest there ot .Mrs. Isaac
King at a house party being enjoyed
by a number of the friends at the
Mrs. John McNurlin accompanied
by Miss Iloner Seybert departed last
evening for Garnett, Kas., where they
accompanied Mrs. J. J. McNurlin who
will spend the winter there with rel
atives and friends. Mrs. John Mc
Nurlin and Miss Seybert may visit in
Oklahoma for a time before return
From Saturday's Ually.
Mrs. George A. Kaffenberger de
parted this morning for Omaha where
she will spend the day.
V. II. Seybert of Cullom was here
today for a few hours looking after
some trading with the merchants.
Henry Horn was among those visit
ing in the city today, driving in to
look after some trading with the mer
A. B. Fornoff of near Cullom was
here today for a few hours attending
to some trading and visiting with
county seat friends.
Elmer Ilallstrom of Murray and
Lester Dalton were among those jour
neying to Omcha this afternoon to
cisit m that city with friends.
Miss Sekr.a Marquardt of Omaha
came down last evening to visit over
Sunday here with her sister, Miss Kda
Marquardt, county superintendent.
W. T. Richards of South Bend was
here today attending tooma business
matters and also taking in the session
of the democratic county central com
mittee. B. F. Cook and daughter. Miss Una,
were among those going to Omaha
this afternoon, where they will spend
the day looking after some business
Charles R. Jordan, former county
commissioner, came in this morning
from his home at Aivo to look aft'.r
a lew matters or importance at tne
W. H. Ileil and wife drove in this
morning from their home west of the
city to spend a few hours looking after
the week-end shopping an;! visiting
with their friends.
v. 1C. I- rans ana wife accompanied
y their son. E. W. Frar.s ami
daughter. .Miss .ena, ar.n .Miss luiiiQ
Lovrier wee iimonir tnose troimr to
t , j
umana this mormn-r.
John Murtey of Alvo, democratic
.annulate for r!ate representative, was j
in the city today shaking hands wii.li
his host of friends and locking after
a lew business matters.
G. v . Harshman, jr., one of the
prominent farmers of near Avoca, was
in the city for a few hours today at
tending the democratic committee
meeting, and visiting with friends.
Will Tritsch and William Starkjohn
returned home thi morning from
Gothenbeig, Neb., where they have
been for the past week looking over
the land interests of Mr. Starkjohn.
P. A. Horn and wife came in this
morning lrom their larm home and
departed on the early Burlington
train for Omaha where they will en
joy a short visit in that city with
John Wunderlich, democratic candi
date for the office of sheriff, was in
the city for a few hours today, visit
ing ami meeting his many friends, as
well as attending a meeting of the
AWDREW F. STURfVI
Solicits Your Support
How Catarrh is Contracted.
Mothers are sometimes so thought
less as to neglect the colds which their
children contract. The inflammation
of the mucus membrane, at first acue,
becomes chronic and the child lias
chronic tatarrh, a disease that is sel
dom cured and that may prove a life's
budden. Many persons who have this
loathsome disease will remember hav
ing had frequent colds at the time it
was contracted. A little forethought,
a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy judiciously used, and all this trou
ble might have been avoided. Ob
tainable everywhere. ,
Mrs. Elizabeth Travis was a visitor
in Omaha today, where she spent a ,
short time with relatives and friends. ,
to match. The entire outfit is all wool and sure to give
splendid service. Many nobby patterns are on display.
Price $4.85 each.
C. E. Wescott's Sons
EXCELLENT ADDRESS BY
HON. JOHN G. WHARTON
Yesterday morning the congrega
tion of the First Presbyterian church
was treated to an excellent address at
the morning worship hour by Hon.
John C. Wharton, of Omaha, one of
the leading attorneys of that city and
former postmaster. Mr. Wharton
took as- his subject, "Christian Char
acter and Citizenship" and in a very
eloquent manner pointed out the need
of the participation of the citizen in
the government of the country and
the necessity of christian character
in order to better fit the citizen for
his duties, urging upon the congrega
tion the necessity of living their
Christian life outward as well as in
wardly and of the value of the citizen
ship to the community when this ele
ment is found in the men of the na
tion. The speaker made a very elo
quent plea for a high standard of
citizenship along the lines of the high-
The Hunting Season
is on, but you needn't hunt any farther for that suit or
overcoat it's here. Slim or stout, short or tall Cloth;
craft Clothes are built for all. , Every seam has science
tailored into it, and the pricejits every purse
$12.50 to $25.00
Kuppenhcimcr Clothes $20 and Up
A full line of boys' and men's mackinaws many
styles and patterns to select from. Come in,
try on some of these coats and see yourself
in a real mackinaw.
A stetson tiais
This store has made special prepara
tions in this line of practical wear for
boys. Business in the past has en
couraged us to put on a bigger line
this fall than ever before. We have
the finest made mackinaws in all the
new plaids, stripes and checks in the
colors which are so hard to get this
year. Sizes 4 to 1 8 years,
$2.65 to $6.75
We have children's mackinaw sets too,
which comprise coat, hat and leggins
er jdeals and in carrying these out the
community is made better.
Ed. Tritsch and .wife and daughter,
Miss Adelia were among those going
to Omaha this morning where they
expect to visit for the day with friends
and look after some business matters.
G. P. Ileil, wife and son, were
among those going to Omaha this
morning where they will visit for a
few hours in that city looking after
some business matters.
Catarrhil Deafness Cannot Be Cured 4
by local applications, as they cannot reach 1
the diseased portion of the ear. There is
only one way to cure catarrhal clearness,
and that is by a constitutional remedy.
Catarrhal Deafness Is caused by an In
flamed condition of the mucous liningr of
the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is
inflamed you have a rumbling sound or im
perfect hearing, and when it is entirely '
closed. Deafness is the result. Unless the
inflammation can be reduced and this tube
restored to its normal condition, ht-arinc
will b destroyed forever. Many cases of
deafness are caused by catarrh, which is
an inflamed condition of the mucous sur
faces. Hall's Catarrh Medicine acts thru
the blood on the mucous surfaces of the
We will give On Hundred Dollars for
nny case of Catarrhal Deafness that cannot
be cured by Hall s Catarrh Medicine. Cir
culars free. All Drurglsta. 75c.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O.
Carhart lcs j
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