The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 13, 1916, Page PAGE 2, Image 2

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Washington Officials Concerned Over
Changes of Contests of State
Washinirton. D. C. Nov. 9. Gov
ernment officials here were deeply in
terested and not a little concerned
over today's announcements from dem
ot-ratic and republican leaders that
contests might be expected, with a
possibility of legal proceedings over
the votes for presidential electors in
several of the close states.
Examination of the decisions of the
supreme court and of the revised stat
utes disclosed that electors are plainly
reirarded as state officers. The high
est court has held in two leading cases
that ouestions of their oroper or im
proper choice are for state election
otiicers or state courts to determine.
and that the federal srovernment is
m.t lawfullv concerned even if fraud
is shown.
case upon prosecution for fraudulent
votinsr for electors, Justice Gray said
the only powers of the federal gov-
Pi-nment with regard to the appoint
ment or the votes of presidential elec
tnv?. -are those which authorize con
gress to determine the time and day
ah which thev shall give meir oie
and which direct that certificates of
their votes shall be opened by me
president of the senate in the presence
of'both houses and tlie votes uu
'Although electors are appoints
i ii.. ...,t;fnHnn ihpv are no
under me .
more officers or agent oi me o..
. i i' til mpiii hers ot me
ciaie.s ciitui cue -
state legislators when acting as eiec,
i r J 1 wii miv ' '
r.v nr leaerai en..."
In the Ilayes-Tilden contest ot lf.o.
v-k in i
i.nfnm n ioint congressional
if was held that the states ami
. IV'l'f - " . ,
i i nvnvnlfl
not the tecerai uci..".vm. ,
the means lor venncauou Ui
m t i-
turns on votes cast lor eiecuus.
For the past year the print paper
,.ic vcn vprv unseiueu. ci
lllclirvci. nice
. - -.F ill 1 TOM rW are at this time
well aware. At the present lime uui
us fully tnree
, or
trv out
Thr i-oviirl vt.-itntps provide that
.!,.. .Ii. ,11 int n ct-ito 1'1'ia "'' - -
Hit l.tvuu? ruaii iiitvc in c. civil i.c.v- i - . .. . rvrk
times as mucn as it uiu ue c..-,
and still advancing. At the price
ill cost us in the
neighborhood of $4,000.00 per year
. ii n1nnni wrmlil ViaVO
wnere ine same nnu'"' ..v...... . -cost
between $1,200 and $1,500 a year
a'o if we are to consume as much as
we have been. Now comes the prop
iiif u-p me tin asrainst. to
either ra se the subscription price
cut down the quantity of paper
i.i.-vowt. tlio advertising rates.
the present we are going
the latter two points in tne proposi
tion, make a slight increase in the ad-
, i il ,
vertising rates ana cut Mown me quau-
titv of paper, by discontinuing all sub
scriptions that are not being paid tor,
and when the business does not justny
11 1 - " 1. r , . . .. .i ,.; r11 tVtO
we win oniv prim iuui ici.iic-- "i' ci.v
dailv issue and six and four on the
c.TYii-wrklv issues. Ihis however.
will onlv be done just as seldom a.-
t i I. 1 A I i n i
nnssi p. ana wnen me tuci usu
m.-itter is slack. We shall endeavor to
give our readers more homo news than
ever, anc: Keep cms section m c"-
npr in the hb-hest standard. We trust
t -
that all of our readers will bear with
us in this movement as it seems to b
about the only step that we can take
at this time for self protection and to
rntitinnp in business, assuring ou
tb.-it inst as soon as the market preaws
in paper we will be more than pleased
to continue in the old form. Should
von receive a four-pasre r.vemng
, - . i e i
Journal during tne next iev.
nnlv on certain occasions, you wdi
understand the reason wny. lhi.-
step has been taken by all the papers
in the country some time ago.
and "give their votes" on the second
.Monday in January following election,
at places to be designated by the state
legislatures. In the ordinary course
i- proceedings, where the right of the
electors to sit is uncontested, their
votes would be counted in the house
of representatives here on the second
Wednesday in February, and this
would be the legal end of the election
The statutes further provide that
where a state, shall have laws made
prior to the election determining the
methods bv which controversies or
contests over electors shall be settled,
wnether bv judicial proceedings or
hcrwise. these laws "shall be bind
ing and shall govern in counting the
!ect.oral vott'a." Oilicials here are
urder the impression that it would b
lound that all the states that may be
ii.volved in contests have laws of this
A-ide from the direction that the
electoral votes of all the states be
c'air.ted in the house on the seconcj
Monday in January, there seems to be
:'c'ji ntr to indica . just how much lati
u:e a state mitlU have in determin-
ug contests so a. to have its vote
counted at a lixd time.
The statutes provide that the votes
' the states be forwarded to Wash
ington forthwith after the electors
meet on the second Monday in Janu
' aiy and a!s that wherever the cer
tificate of any tate as to its electors
has not been received in Washington
on the fourth Monday in January a
special messenger shall be sent to the
federal district judge in that state,
ir whose hands one certificate must be
l"ded, and he is requested "forth
with" to forward his certificate to the
W hen congress meets to receive the
votes it is still possible for a majority
to reverse the certified results from
iny sate in certain cases. As the
votes are read to the joint session, the
?-tatu;e gives the right to any member
ot cither house to object, the objec
tion to be considered in separate ses-
When only one. return has been
made from a state, congress cannot
'vc.turn the certified result except
the two houses concurrently may re
ject any vote where it appears not to
The Senate Will Have Good Working
3Iajority and the House Will Be
Almost 2 lo 1 Democratic. '
1 R. F. Neal (K), Auburn.
2 John Mattes (D), Nebraska City.
4 John Uennett (D)., Omaha.
John Tanner (D), Omaha.
Ed Howell (D), Omaha.
Robert Strehlow (D), Omaha.
5 Wallace Wilson (D), Fremont.
G Frank Haas (R), Emerson.
7 Phil Kohl (D), Wayne.
0 W. L. McAllister (R), Neligh.
10 John Henry (D), Howells.
11 I. L. Albert (D), Columbus.
12 C. W. Doty ( D ) , Beaver Crossing.
13 Clark Oberlies (D), Lincoln.
A. J. Sawyer (D), Lincoln.
14 Adam McMullen (R), Wymore.
15 Thomas Lahners (R), Belvidere.
1G E. J. Spirk (R), Wilber.
17 C. E. Sandall (R), York.
19 Walter Hager (D), Hastings.
M T-iivic! Nommnwil i rnmhrw or
23 C. W. Deal (D), Broken Bow.
24 John Robertson (D), Joy.
2G Charles W. Meeker (R), Imperial.
27 R. K. Bushee (R), Kimball.
2S George Adams D), Crawford.
The weather was net very favorable
for the launching of the "Win-My-
Chum" campaign yesterday, only a
small company, comparatively, attend
ed church last night. High expecta
tions were dashed very low, enthus
iasm was greatly reduced or chilled.
It was somewhat difficult to attempt
to talk to folks that were not there.
Miss Irene Truscott led the levo-
have been given by the properly chosen tional meeting at the league hour.
The topic was, "If They Cannot Be
lieve in You, Will lhey Uelieve in
Your Christ?" The minister at the
evening service took the same topic,
and illustrated it from the denial of
Christ bv Peter. A solo and chorus
was touchingly and well rendered by
Mrs. Hilt Wescott and the choir. It
was a great pity the church was not
full to hear it.
Tonight Miss Florence Balser will
lead the meeting. Her topic will be,
'The Bugle Call of Courage," and her
illustration from J'aul's letter to the
Corinthians 1 Cor. 15. Everybody is
cordially invited to attend, at 7:30.
No charge for admission but there
an election is thrown into the Will be a collection taken to heln fle-
1 i
a selection must be made bv frav expenses.
c eciors. wnen more than one certi-
l.cate for a state has been sent, the
nv -i tnose electors who the two
houes shall concurrently decide have
Ken supported fri a contest bv the
proper state authorities, shall be re
reived and accredited. Where there
h.a-j etn no determination of a con
test by state authorities and there are
ni"!e than one certificate returned, the
choi-e as to those properly selected is
with the two houses. If the two houses
disagree, the certificate signed by the
executive of a state concerned shall
be binding and the votes so certified
lite constitution provides that
the 1th of March following the elec
tion, but this aparently is intended
only to cover cases where there is a
tie and whether it applies to those
where there is a dispute over electors
from a state or states is not clear.
.-inouiu contests ana recounts over
Tuesday's elections before state can-
vaing boards or in state courts con
sume such time that the governors
would be unable to certify the final re-
s'dt by the time congress meets in
Fe bruary, it was believed by legal ex-1 "My son Edwin is subject to croup,'
H-rts here that the final canvass could writes Mrs. E. O. Irwin, New Ken-In.-
held open until March 4 and that a sington, Pa. "I put in many sleepless
: elec tion would be made by that time, hours at night before I learned of
Upon tr.e question of state jurisdic-j Chamberlains Cough Remedy. Moth-I If you are troubled with sour stom
lion over state electors, several cases ers need not fear this disease if they I ach you should eat slowly and masti-
h.ive boen before tne supreme court, keep a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough cate your food thoroughly, then take
but ?parnt!y nor- of the 'jLiestion of Remedy in the house and use it a3 di- one of Chamberlain's Tablets immedi
jurisdiction over a recount of such I rected. It always gave my boy relief." I ately after supper. Obtainable every
electoral votes. In 1S90, in a V irginial Obtainable everywhere. I where.
Miss Marie Hiber, who has been at
tending the State Teachers' associa
tion at Omaha the past week and who
spent Sunday in this eityxwith her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hiber, re
turned to Beatrice, Neb., yesterday
afternoon, where she resumed her j
school duties today.
Her Son Subject to Croup.
1 W. F. Rieshick (D), Falls City.
2 E. E. Good (R), Peru.
3 George Reneker (R), Falls City.
5 A. N. Dafoe (D), Tecumseh.
( George Leidigh (D), Nebraska
7 John Murtey (D). Alvo.
8 Levi Todd (D), Union.
oJaeob Saas (D), Chalco.
10 J. II. Bulla (D), Omaha.
Jair.cs Craddock (D), Omaha.
Francis Good a 11 fD). Omaha.
John If. Hopkins (D). Omaha.
Je.iy Howard (D), Omaha.
Jerry Jelen (D), Orr.rJia.
Frank Kcegan (D), Or.iaha.
oosepn j.oveiy ii), umana.
Jens Nielsen (D), Omaha.
Henry Richmond (D), Omaha.
Richard Schneider (D), Omaha.
J. J. Shannon (D), Omaha.
11 A. H. Miller R ) . Kennard.
13 J. J. McAllister (D), Dakota City.
1-1 I.. T. Fleetwood (D), Wakefield.
l,- Frank Radke (D), Wyr.ot.
17 John-Rcifeiirath (D), Crofton.
IS J. J. Linberg (R), Elgin.
19 C. IZ. Mar.ze-- (R). Pierce.
20 Grant M:ars (R). Wayne.
21 Ferdinand Koch (D), Vst Point.
22 Henry Bchrcns (R), Beemer.
23 James Autea (D). Albion.
25 Richard Regan (D), Platte Cen
ter. 27 J. B. Sindelar (D). Howell.
28 William Dau (D). Fremont.
N. E. Shaffer ( D). Hooper.
29 C. M. Lernar (D), Wahco.
J. M. Lambert (R), Wahoo.
30 C. P. Peterson (R), Lincoln.
Ralph Mosely (R), Lincoln.
Leonard Flamsbarg (R), Lincoln.
William Foster (D), Lincoln.
Geoige Waite (D), Lincoln.
31 D. S. Dalbev (R), Beatrice.
Chase Burrows (D), Adams.
33 C. F. Knulzen (D), Bruning.
34 T. E. Conlev (R). Fairbury.
-G. A. Hunt (D), Crete.
3G George Liggett (R), Utica.
37 Nick Mevsenburg (D), David
City. ,
38 George Fuller (D), Seward.
-J. N. Norton (D), Polk.
40 M. S. Stream (R), York.
12 H. A. Swanson (D), Clay Center.
14 Perry Reed (R), Aurora.
45 George Jackson (D), Nelson.
4G N. F. Rickard (R), Guide Rock.
47 Eric Johnson (R), Hastings.
Fred Johnson (R), Hastings.
18 Leo Stuhr (R), Grand Island.
A. L. Scudder (R), Grand Island.
49 Theodore Osterman (D), Central
0 B. J. Ainley (R), Belgrade.
i aoren :u. f lies ,u), uanneorog.
52 .John Harris (D), Greeley.
53 Dennis Cronin (R), O'Neill.
55 H. O. White ( R). Ainsworth.
J. A. Ollis (D),'Ord.
58 W. J. Taylor (D).JVIerna.
George Greenwalt (D), Broken
GO William Gromley (D), Lowell.
G2 L. Olsen (D), Alma.
G3 O. T. Anderson (R), Holdrege.
G5 D. F. Schwab (D), Lebanon.
G7 John Jacobsen (D), Lexington.
G9 S. M. Ewinor CD). Imnerial.
rr - f y X "
70 Fred Hoffmeister (D), Imperial.
"2 George Tracewell (R), Valentine
73 Lloyd Thomas (D), Alliance.
Saturday afternoon at his home at
the Chatham hotel in Omaha Aug
ustus E. Fitt, passed away after an
illness covering the last three years
during which time he has been a
great sufferer from Bright's disease
but despite the advances of the mal
ady he stood the suffering and pain
with a fortitude and bravery that was
worthy in every way of the Christ
ian gentleman that he was and when
the final summons to the long jour
ney to the unknown land came to him
it found Mr. Fitt ready to go and
leaving behind a life well spent.
.Mr. rut resided in this city lor a
number of years and for the past
eighteen years has made his home in
Omaha where he was in the employ of
the auditing department of the Bur
lington and was one of the best known
office men in the employ of the rail
road system through his long years
of experience in this line of work. Mr.
Fitt was sixty-six years of age and
was born in Ireland, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Fitt of Limerick,
but the greater part of his lifetime
has been spent in the United States.
He leaves to mourn his death two
sons. A. T. Fitt of this city, and C.
T. Fitt of Tacoma, Wash., as well as
two daughters, one residing in Eng
land and one in South Africa. He
also leaves a brother, Ernest W. Fitt.
cf Omaha to share the grief at the
death of this good man.
pleasant home in the Wes
cott building Saturday afternoon and
evening, Mrs. F. R. Gobelman did
honor to Miss Gertrude Beeson, who is
to be one of the fall brides, by receiv
ing for her at two showers a linen
shower in the afternoon and a miscel
'j'ikgus shower in the evening. About
twenty married ladies were cnter-t;--n3;i
in the afternoon and about the
same number of young ladies in the
evening, these all being intimate
friends of the bride-to-be.
The same program of entertainment
was carried out for each gro'ip and
the main feature of the entertainment
was the piecing of a o iilt by each
guest for Miss Beeson. Mrs. E. C
I Hill received the prize for piecing two
j blocks in the allotted time, a hand
1 some china plate. Miss Jar jet to
Hiatt of Sidney, la., a sister of Mrs.
fiohelman, played a number of very
chc;ice piano selections during the aft
ernoon and evenirg that were greatly
The most impoi tnntfeature of eac h
program was a dainty two-course
luncheon served by Mrs. Gobelman, as
sisted by Mis. John V. Hatt and Miss
Iliatt. The rooms were very taste
fully decorated with boquets of roses
and chrysanthemums. These flowers
had been rent for the occasion by Mrs.
Gobelman's sister, Mrs. 'Grow of
Mansfield, Tex., and were very beau
tiful in appearance. Mrs. Grow had
State Superintendency Uncertain
Also Associate Judgeship of
Supreme Court.
Election returns compiled yesterday
settled two of the four close contests
on the Nebraska state ticket, but
lifted one other place into the doubtful
Andrew Morrissey has been elected
to succeed himself as -chief justice of
the supreme court, over Associate
Justice Fawcett. In fifty-seven coun
ties, he has overcome the G,800 lead
accumulated by Fawcett in Douglas
and Lancaster counties and is 2,300
to the good.
Victor E. Wilson has been elected
railway commissioner over Henry
Clarke, republican incumbent. Wil
son lias a lead of 3,900 which is grow
ing slowly but persistently.
The state superintendency is still in
doubt between Superintendent Thomas
and W. II. Clemmons, democrat, Clem
mons leads by GOO votes in forty-five
counties, having lost much of his lead
of 3,500 in Douglas county, but the
figures' seesaw back and forth with
every nej- return.
Commissioner Fred Beckman now
leads Shumway for this office by 700
votes, steadily holding a lead of from
this amount up to 1,800 as added re
turns come in.
The new ofTice in doubt is the third j
of the three associate justiceships of j
the supreme court. Dean has spurted
up to within 421 votes of Barnes in
forty-eight counties. Martin is only
900 behind Dean and Hastings is 900
behind Martin. Cornish and Sedgwick
are apparently safe, but the third
place might go to any of the four,
Dean or Barnes leading.
With eighty-three counties report
ing, the hgures on the united states
senatorial race total:
Hitchcock 139,101, Kennedy 12o -
OS 4.
In the governorship race sixty-nine
counties show Neville maintaining a
lend over Sutton as fellows:
Neville 113,42;, Sutton 108,351.
Prohibition now has a majority of
lG.OOO in over two-thirds of the total
vote and still stands to win by 25,000
majority, as forecasted by the World
Herald since election night.
President Wilson leads Hughes by
2G.000 in two-thirds of the state's
vote, continuing to indicate a final
plurality in Nebraska of 35.0.JO.
Following are the latest Nebraska
Sixty-two counties:
A Splendid Example of
Our Preparedness!'
Anticipating the
needs of our pat
rons we placed our
orders way last Feb
r u a r y otherwise
we could not offer
these excellent duck
coats at
and $3.09
Coats of genuine 1 0-ounce duck, D. B. bhrk tan sheep pelt
with beaverett fur collar, faced armholes and
wrist protectors 34 inches long ..
Moleskin and Corduroys,
priced proportionately.
Duck Coats for boy, $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50
New ties every
i- or
90.2? 4
Beeson's fondness for
also sent as a gift a
which was presented
heard of
large boquet,
with due ceremony by Mrs. Gobelman.
A quantity of useful and costly gifts
were received by the bride-to-be, who
is highly appreciative of the good
wishes of her many friends.
8 8, S3 7
In the non-partisan race in this
county the winners appear to have
been Chief Justice Andrew M. Mor
rissey, Judges Cornish, Sedgwick and
Dean and for District Judge, Judge
Begley had no opposition. In the bat
tle for county judge, Judge Beeson,
the present occupant of the office was
the winner by a very large majority
that left no doubt of the popularity jxowanj $ern
of the judge' with his fellow citizens, ghumway, rep
. . . . m
Sixty-two counties:
Wilson, dem
jlugnes. rep
Seventy-five counties:
Hitchcock, dem
Kennedy, rep
Sixty-eight counties:
Neville, dem
Sutton, rep
Morehead (1914)
Howell (1914)
Chiei." Justice,
Fifty-seven counties:
Morrissey . . T:
Associate Justices.
Forty-eight counties:
Cornish 71,341
Sedgwick 0 4,27
Barnes 01,474
Dean 01,0
Martin 00,145
Hastings 59,282
State S i " p".r i n te n pen t.
Forty-five counties:
Clemmons, ciem
Thomas, rep
Land Commissioner.
Forty-five counties;.
Shumway, dem
Beckmann. rep
B;i ihvay Commissioner.
Forty-six counties:
Wilson, dem
Clarke, rep
Lieutenant Governor.
Forty-two counties:
Hall, dem
Landis, dc-m 59.990
Seymour, rep 54.08
rassett, rep 51,445
Mr. A. F. Vckerman.
Rev. Jos. Bartlik.
Mr. Henry S eagle.
Mr. R. S. Bishop.
Mr. F. H. Bishop.
Mr. Aid Busgard.
Jos. Hyrsak.
John Nashek.
Ant. J. Vlcek.
Clir.s. Wolf.
Above mail is unclaimed and will be
sent to the dead letter office Novcm
ber 27, 1910.
D. G. MORGAN, Postmaster.
M. B. Allen, who is engaged in car
penter work for the Burlington at
Gibson was inHie city over Sunday
visiting with his family and friends,
returning to Gibson this morning.
A. T. Fitt and wife and son, Harold,
departed this morning for Omaha
where they will attend the funeral
services of A. E. Fitt, which were
held there this afternoon at 2:30 p. m.
The Woodmen Circle lodge will meet
in regular session, in their lodge
rooms, tomorrow, Tuesday evening, at
8 o'clock. All members are requested
to be present.
Money in Eggs.
Eggs are not bankable but the
money from their sale is. This money
is yours for. the eifort. How d you
treat the hen that lays the Golden
Eggs? Dr. B. A. Thomas' Poultry
Remedy will keep the poultry in good
condition and increase the yield in
eggs. We guarantee this and refund
your money if not satisfied.
H. M. Soennichsen.
Puis & Gansemer.
Mr. and Mrs. L'. G. Meisinger and
little daughter, Eleanor, drove in from
their farm home south of this city
Saturday afternoon and spent a few
hours visiting relatives and friends
and attending to some business mat
ters. Mr. Meisinger was a pleasant
caller at this ofTice, and while here
had his subscription to the Daily Jour
nal extended for another year.
Have Sour Stomach?
The vnt. on the different otlices as
shown by the returns. was as follows:
Chief Justice.
Andrew M. Morrissey 2,'Uo
Jacob Fawcett 1,910
Associate Justices.
A. J. Cornish 2,505
S. II. Sedgwick 1,9
J. II. Dean-
J. C. Martin .; 1,845
J. B. Barnes 1,787
L S. Hastings 1,489
District Judge.
James T. Begley 3,450
County Judge.
A. J. Beeson 2,791
H. H. Leffler 1,289
Letter files at tne Journal office.
Forty-two counties:
Hall, d?m
Reynolds, rep 72,01
Forty-two counties:
Smith, dem
1.879 Marsh, rep .
Forty-two counties:
Reed, dem 8J.94D
Devoe, rep 71,257
Secretary of State.
Forty-three counties:
Pool, dem . 84,774
Wait, rep 08,073
University Regents.
Thirty-six counties:
on t Be batished
ut the Best!
Vith Any
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