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The Weekly Journal
C W. HERMAN, Editor.
ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY
CHAPMAN AND THFJ pOPULlTS,
One year, in advance, $1.00
Six months, in advance, ....
Three months, in advance, . .
Rates made known on application.
Entered at the postoffice at Plattsmouth, Ne
braska, as second-class matter.
THURSDAY, OCT. 31 , 1895.
Democratic State Ticket.
For Supreme Justice,
C. J. PHELPS, of Colfax County.
For Regents of State University.
T. W. BLACKBURN, of Holt Couuty.
ROBERT KITTLE, of Dodge County.
Fur District Judge, second distrtct,
BASIL S. RAMSEY.
Of Cass County.
For Clerk of District Court,
WM. H. DEARING.
For County Treasurer,
Of Eight Mile Grove Precinct.
For County Clerk,
LESTER E. STONE.
Of Nehawka Precinct.
For County Judge,
WILLIAM D. WHEELER.
Of West Rock Bluffs Precinct.
For Supt. of Schools.
GEORGE H. GILMORE,
Of Mt. Pleasant Precinct.
ELI J A RATNOUR,
Of Weeping Water.
For County Surveyor,
Of Louisville Precinct.
For County Commissioner, first district (to fill
JACOB P. FALTER,
Of Plattsmouth Precinct.
For Commissioner, third district,
v GEORGE A. TOWLE,
Of Elmwood Precinct.
There is democratic victory in the
air in Cass 'county. Haven't you
It's a pretty mess the republicans
have got into in cutting each other to
pieces, but the democrats are not re
sponsible for it, and are not to blame
in the matter.
It is no fake to say that Wm. D
Wheeler, the democratic nominee for
sheriff, is gaining in strength every
day. His opponent's bubble of popu
larity seems to have burst.
Tiiere is a report abroad tha
George Spurlock lost his bearings in
his canvass and was seen as far wes
as York, soliciting votes for himself as
county judge. Boys are liable to ge
lost when they get out from home.
Cotton goods have lately been ad
vanced on the market by a combina
tion because of the shortage in the
cotton crop. There is no reported in
crease in the price of wages, how
ever. Labor gets scarcer and wages
lower all the time.
It is the opinion of many people,
some of them prominent republican
lawyers, that ueorge spurlock is
wholly incompetent for the office of
probate judge, and that he ought not
to be elected. It is clear that he would
not be a candidate but for the beastly
republican majority in the county he
thought he could be elected any way.
The republicans are handicapped by
the most unpopular of candidates at
the head of their ticket, a quarrel in
their ranks and a death struggle to
save him from an ignominious defeat
on their hands, the democrats, by
presenting a bold and united front for
their ticket (which is one they can
well be proud of) can win, "hands
The Nebraska City Press admits
that thirty-four of Judge Chapman's
decisions have been overruled by the
supreme court. Not a single one of
Judge Ramsey's rulings have been re
versed in the supreme court. Give us
another Oliver, will you! Thirty-four
reverses for Chapman, none for Ram
sey! How's that?
The AVatsontChapman poinbination
complain because Judge Chapman die
not succeed in getting control of the
populists. Jle tried to get the popu
lists to put up a man for judge
Neither Mr. Chapman nor bis friends
need to dispute the truth, for he did
TRY TO DICTATE TO THE POPULISTS
Four veirs aeo the pouulists norai-
nated Mr. Stevenson, the populists
voted for him and thus gave Mr. Chap
man a Dluralitvin the district. He de
sired to have the thing done again, but
it seems he had no influence with the
populists, and they did as they pleased
in the matter. Since the populists re
fused to obey his dictation he is mak
ing the complaint through his organs
that the democrats dictated to the pop
ulists. This is not true. No democrat
advised or dictated tothepopulisls.and
the populists have not been controlled
by either republican or democratic in
fluence. They used their own judg
ment, and the result is that Mr. Chap
man is left to make the race upon his
merits, and to face his record squarely.
Neither M r. Ramsey nor his democratic
friends procured his endorsement by
the committee or induced the populists
to leave the place vacant. Their ac
tion is the best proof that the people in
common demand a cleaner judiciary.
Mr. Hay den's speech to the democratic
convention at Nebraska City was a
succinct statement of the conditions
as they exist in the district. The se
nile efforts of the Lincoln Journal to
change public sentiment by praising
Judge Chapman is only evidence of the
fact that he is not the choice of the
people of the second district, and that
his ovn party does not want him. lie
failed to receive the unanimous en
dorsement of his convention.
The people of the second district
are, politically speaking, composed of
democrats, republicans, prohibitionists
and populists, all taxpayers an1 all
having an interest in the judiciary.
They are all good people and they
want a man of the people. They care
nothing for a kind of legal cunning
and quickness, which passes with shal
low people for ability, and which might
grace a member of the bar but fails to
adorn the bench. .
Judge Ramsey is one of the people
and is in a position to be for all of the
people all of the time while Judge
Chapman can only be for part of the
people all the time and is unable to be
for all qf the people, except part of the
Judge Ramsey as a lawyer is more
able than Judg-e. Chapmfand as a
judge has provenv hn ' " ,'fe to ad
minister, justice because it is justice.
These are facte the people coming i6
know and realize.
having; resigned for the double reason
that he was over-burdened with the
responsiblity of his position of father
ing some of its saying?, and of having
his name on the pop ticket, for county
CHAPMAN'S LOVK FOR OUPIIANS.
What would be thought of a judge
who would deliberateh rob a widow
and orphans of their property and
give it to a favored lawyer whose po
litical influence he wishes to secure.
simply because of his position as a
judge he has the power to do so? The
Progress is aware that this is a most
serious inquiry, and we shall present
the facts and then iet our readers
judge for themselves whether our con
clusion is correct or not. On Septem
Der join, a petition was tiled in
the district court in a case entitled
Frederick Rodenhaus vs. LVUr Roden
haus, Minnie Rodenhaus, and Louis II
Woolsey. Frederick, Peter and Min
nie Rodenhaus were the minor chil
dren of Peter Rodenhaus. and this
petition was for the purpose of effect
ing a partition of the estate of the de
ceased among the minor children and
of pawng eff a mortgace held bv
Woolsey. On October 5, 1S91, Judge
Chapman appointed Hon. John C.
Watson guardian ad litem of Peter and
Minnie Rodenhaus and during the
course of the case he filed two answers,
containing just 02 words in all. Judge
Chapman also appointed referees con
sisting of M. S. Campbell, F. P. Ireland
and C. W. Seymour, who reported
their findings and made two quite
engtby reports, requiring considerable
'Yes, I believe that Judge Chapman
realizes that he is gone," said a leading
republican today. "The only thing
that might save him would be for the
members of the bar in this and Cass
county to go out among the people and
say that they have not done the old
man right. But then that cannot be
done for the lawyers will not go, as
they realize that to do this they must
acknowledge that they either lie now
or have lied in the past, besides, they
raf use to be bulldozed into supporting
Chapman and will continue to fight
him to the end. Yes. the judge feels
bad over the matter, but he has no one
to blame but himself. Judge Ramsey
is sure of election and I have known
him for years and I know him to be an
honest man and a fair minded judge.
In fact, he is just the kind of man that
the people want."
Saturday, strange as it may seem,
while Judge Chapman was here, "the
barrel" was opened by his henchmen 30c a yard up
and the distrioution of boodle was
started. It remains to be seen if he
can be elected by his henchman witn
boodle, as against the honest vote of
the people who desire a change in the
management of judicial affairs in this
district. A vote for Judge Ramsey
means a change in behalf of the peo
ple. Assert your God-given rights and
vote for a man that will he a judge for
the people. Nebraska City News.
Leading Dry Goods Houst.
The tide has turned and is sweep
ing in, and on it have come the ves
sels laden with goods for everyone.
Our new goods in this dapartment are
all In and are now open for your in
spection. Plaids A full line in all
grades, from 15c to beautiful wool
eoods with silk stripes, 75c to $1. A
full line of novelties from 20c up; all
colors of silk Gnish Henriettas. 40 in.
wide, that used to sell at $1 . now 60c :
iTrtvjrociKem macK and navv trom
cloth an'd Eiderdown.
i 1 ks.
In Plaids a beautiful line, in
all colors. Novelties in Taffetas and
Glace stripes, etc. Chinas, Mirahs.
Satins. Brocades. All grades of vel
vets. iri black and all colors; also a new
velvet, with a colored silk effect.
The advance in shoe Ieathe.
makes no difference to us. We ruadt,
our purchases previous to the advance
and are receiving new lines iigh
along. In job lots we have only a lev.
odd sizes. Best ladies' 2i to 4, 50c, tt
$1 ; child's shoes, 11 to 2, 50 c.
For Ladies and Children. in black-
Boys' bicycle hose at 2oc
Beautiful new Chenille curtains
The bankers association of the
United States has lately been having a
session at Atlanta, and, as usual, they
have been trying to outlive the policy and table spreads just received. The
work to prepare as they necessitated I to be adopted by the country, but have bare flatness of an unfinished-looking
v i- hrmmi.f fnrth nt,inrr or .v,.nf t,o om..,.s relieved with a pair of our
fact they still persist in assuming that
they know more than the balance of
the people in regard to public finances
which is as false as it ever was
A . 1 1 A
ine people once cornprenenu meiacti t'Ulow cases. Muslin of all kinds-
mum is ientjveu witn a
Chenillecurains, at only
the province of the court to allow such
compensation as he deemed fair, just
and reasonable for this work and so at
he adjourned term of district court in
May 1892 Judge Chapman allowed
Chief Commiss'oner M. S. Campbell that these bankers are the most selfish Cotton Batten, all purchased previous
hirty dollars, F. P. Ireland fifteen of mortals and hare no patriotism save
Anything you want from an
grain carpet at 25c to a fine 1!;
or Moquette. with handsome bord.
to match. Also Mattings. Oilcloths,
Linoleums, window Shades and Huga
in this department. A special iuir-
chaseof Moquette rues. 36 inches uide -
by 72 inches long. $3.50. The same
rug used to cost you $6.
Everything now in stock for win
ter. The earlier you buy them tLe
more money you save. Get a cake of
Wool Soap from our grocery depart
ment for 10c to wash all your woolen
goods, without shrinking. Ask for a
mces . .
)m if Qneetings,
fact Pillow cases. Muslin of al
to the big advance.
dollars and C. WT. Seymour fifteen dol-
ars. He also allowed Mr. Watson, as
guardian at litem, six hundred and
fifty dollais. the usual and a liberal
allowance fur such an appoint
ment being twenty-five dollars all of
which came out of the estate of these
orphan children. Nebraska City t'ro-
The fact that the democrats tried to
work the populist party to endorse
Ramsey is face evidence of Mr. Ram
sey's weakness to cope with that able
urist. Judge Chapman. Elmwood
E. Ratnouk, the candidate for
corouor upon the democratic ticket is
one of the finest men in Cass county
As a man, a citizen, and a business
man. he stands very high. lie is one
of the oldest democrats in the county,
and was the first democrat to vote the
ticket in Weeping Water; has always
worked for the ticket day in and day
out, and it is the duty of the democrats
of Cass county to elect him to the
office he seeks. It is not a very re
munerative office, but it is ono of con
siderable importance. Mr. Ratnour
will receive almost the entire vote of
his republican neighbors and a man
who stands well at home can be safely
trusted abroad. The democrats of
Plattsmouth will vote for Mr. Ratnour
without an exception, and Mr. Rat
Able in what respect? To allow big
ees to John Watson, guardian ad
item? An ordinary guardian ad Jitem
would get not to exceed $35, but John
Watsor wasailoNVfd $650 If it is pos-
sible for the father and mother, from
beyond the grave, to look b&ck and see
the treatment by this judge of their
orphan children, what must their sup
plication be! Would not their prayer
be,"God forbid that the high and great
position of judge should be filled by a
man who has no .respect for the condi
tion of helpless children?" Vcters of
Cass county and of Otoe county, in
spect the record and say at the ballot
box whether or not vou believe that
Sam Chapman is fit to be the judge of
the second judicial district of Ne
braska ! Examine the records of the
district court of Otoe county in the
case of Fred Rodenhaus vs. Peter Ro-
enhaus, et al.. May, 1S92.
that which is represented by the hope
of building up the interest-getting
business and making it the ruling
powor in public affairs, there will be as
little confidence in their ability to
formulate legislation for the people as
they deserve. Everyone who lived
during the wartime, when the national
banking system was created, can re
member how legislation was framed in
the bankers' interest, and they also
know that it was to secure the bankers'
interests that the silver dollar tras
knocked out of the. coinage' laws in
1873 4, ana that the masses have been
growiin at it ever since, and all to no
purpose because of the political power
which Shylock has attained.
f heap Cotton.
To get such uncommon goods to
be sold at less than common prices,
when everything was increasing in
price, was a problem.
Table Spreads at 99c.
white and drab. . Six hook clasp only
48i. They were piled to the ceil if
but are crowing less everv day. Don't
let the stock tumble on you to make
you "tumble " We are' agents for
Gage Down Chicago Waists "and Tor
sets, Lomer's Mode Bust and C. C.
C." hich bust corset.
j : New Styles
For fall.x October Fashion Sheet now
Geo. F. IIousEAVoitTn, candidate for
No lover of a pure judiciary can
consistently vote for Judge Chapman.
Look at his action in the estate of
Peter Rodenhaus when he allowed the
lawyers $830 to act as guardian ad
litem, while the master commissioners
only received G0, and that all out ol
the estate of minor heirs whose inter
ests he is supposed to protect. Look at
his decision in the Syracuse annexa
tion case, wherein he took in the prop
erty of the widow of M. D. Campbell.
whose name or property was not in the
petition. Attorney M. L. Ilayward
sent the decision back to the judge to
correct and called attention to this way
of doing business in language that
could not be misunderstood. The
amended decision has not yet been re
turned for record. To avoid all such
things and many more, vote for Basil
PATTERSON &. KUNSMANN,
The Leading Butchers,
PA THE BEST PRICE
AT ALL TIMES FOfvw
Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, Poultry,
BUTTER. EGGS and HIDES.
See them before selling. They keep on hand
the best of
Fresh, Salt and Smoked Meats,
S. Tlamspv.whnliaa hppn nrobate iude
nour will be the next coronor of Cass c.le,rk of tbe courts 0,1 tbe rePublicaD of Cass county for years and against
Fresh and Salt FISH ar.d OYSTERS and GAME
county, if present indications are true.
ticket, has been dubbed by the boys out
in the county, "The-young-man-ashamed-of-his-party-and-afraid-of-his-
location,'' the reason being that in his
grand walk-around the county he
carries a card calculated to catch the
voter coming and going, being fash
ioned like this
Judge Auciier has been making
the acquaintance of people in the west
ern part of the county for the past
week, and is doing himself lots of good.
He winning friends everywhere. An
old man who is a republican said to
the writer yesterday, "1 don't believe
in th!s thing of electing mere boys to
responsible offices, do you? When my
party makes the blunder to put for
ward a young man, who has never
been tried in any place, for county
judge, where a man of experience
ought to be, I shall not vote for him. convention, but he don't want the
I shall vote for Judge Archer; a man
we know to be all right." And that is
the way a great many people are talk
whose rulings no man can say aught.
He has looked well after the interests
of the widows aDd orphans whose
worldly belongings have been placed in
his charge. Nebraska City News.
; GEO. Ff IIO-USEWORTII,
: Candidate for Clerk of :
the District Court.
George is not only evidently ashamed
of his party, and don't like to admit
that he was nominated in the Nehawka
country people to know he hails from
Present appearances indicate that
Judge Ramsey will carry Cass county
by 400 to 600 majority, and every day
shows new converts to his cause. The
efforts of Judge Chapman's friends to
win at the expense of other men on
the republican ticket may make a few
votes for him, but it will not save him,
because the candidates whom they are
cutting will be sure to retalliate.
There is a very good prospect of a
war between England and Russia over
Tde flourishin;r condition of free sil- Chinese matters, because the czar has
ver Mexico, as , shown in the message been smart enough to gain concessions
of President Diaz, knocks all the state- ln tne way of railway right-of-way and
ments of gold bugs upon finance into a entrance to sea ports for her fleets
cocked hat. No arerument nor sonh. that are certain to interfere with east-
istry canjovercome the living eternal ern autonorrjy-
fact that free silver coinage is a bless
ing to Mexico and would be to any That Spurlock, Holloway and Far-
countrv adontincr it. But th ml tn ley, the republican candidates, are
the contrarv is "ret out with vniir frp badly frightened, needs no further
j c, - . -
silver blessings to America, our duty proof than their frantic actions. Men
is to do as England does and to do as Wlth conscious merit and 300 majority
behind them need not be wearing the
legs off livery team3 hunting up sup
England tells us." Where is your
Grover?Daily Eio Grande, Tex.
Tms week's Independent Citizen
comes out with a new editor-in-chief
M. S. Briggs Mi. Vass, we infer from
the statements made in its columns,
TnE Tribune editor waked up the
wrong passenger when he sought to
discredit the editor of tbe Nebraska
City Progress with tbe populists. The
Progress says the friends of Judge
Chapman tried to wheedle, biow-beat
and to bribe him into silence against
The attention of farmers who expect
to plant orchards is called to the fact
that I have home-grown trees, war
ranted to h trim tn tiflm. hv a man
Chapman, and not succeeding, it was who yQn know? arid Rt prices that will
left to tne rrioune 10 enaeavor 10 rum
his good name with thepopnlist party.
He defies them to succeed with all
compare with any nursery in the land.
Farmers are wondering why prices
of their products are so low of late
years and are going lower all the
time. The reason is plainly because
of the decrease in the amount of money
in cnculation. Prices are regulated
by the amount of money there is to
buy with. That's all these is to it.
Give us bimetallism and good prices
and prosperity would come together
to the farmer.
Perry Gass indignantly denies that
be has been induced to withdraw from
the race for sheriff in the interests of
There is a lively fight on band in
the 18th Illinois congressional district
and many of the most prominent
orators in the country are there stump
ing. The republicans carried tbe dis
trict last fall and hope to again. Bryan,
Bland, Champ Clark and several others
have been stumping tbe district for
Mr. Lane, the democratic nominee.
EACU. ..100.. 1,000.
Apple Trees, stnnaard varie
ties, 3 years old f .15 112.00 893.00
Same, 2 years old 12 10.00
Plums, blue 30
Pears, 3 years 40
Cherry trees, 3 years '.. .3."i 25. CO .. ..
Concord vines, 2 years 05 3.50
Currants, choice kinds 10
Tobacco and Gigars.
Will take corn or part trade and
give two cents a busbel above market
Parties living too far away .can send
orders. Will be carefully packed in
J. E. I1EESI1ET,
H. D. TRAVIS,
Attorney and Counselor at
WILL PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS.
OFFICE Rooms 1 and 2, Union lll'k.
Plattsmouth., - - - Ueb. Farmers are invited to call and trade.
A. P. THOMAS & SON
Have opehen a splendid new
stock of these goods in
FITZGER ALB BIO CK
Which tbe public is invited
Wil be tbelr motto. It will also be
their purpose to keep open a
First-Class Meat Market
Where everything in that line will
be kept in first-class order.
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