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The Weekly Journal
C W. SHERMAN, Editor.
ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY
One year, in advance $1.00
Six months, in advance, 50
Three months, in advance 25
Rates made known on application.
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1S9G.
State Democratic Platform.
We. the democrats of the state of Nebraska, in
convention assembled, renew our allegiance to
the principles taught by Thomas Jefferson and
courageously defended by Andrew Jackson, and
demand that the great problems now before th
Ieople snail be solved by the application o
these principles to present conditions.
We congratulate the democrats of Massachu
setts upon the candor and frankness which char
acterlzed their platform urterances of yesterday
We rejoice that they, no longer quibbling about
the ratio or holding out the delusive hope of in
teruational co-operation, have at last consented
to submit to the people the question, whether
the United States Bhall have monometaliom or
bimetalism whether the American people 6hall
deliberately adopt the English system nf finance
or restore the gold and silver coinage of the con
stitution. ine Massachusetts demand lor
single gold standard and for the redemption of
all government obligations In gold alone pre
sents the paramount issue or tne campaign, ana
we welcome the contest.
We endorse the language used by Hon. John
G. Carlisle in lSTS.when he denounced the'con
spiracy" to destroy silver as a standard money
as "the most gigantic crime of this or any other
age' and we agree wltn mm in tne declaration
then made that "the consummation of such
scheme would ultimately entail more misery up
on the human race than all the wars, pestilences
and famines that have ever occurred in the
history of the world." We are not willing to te
parties to a such a crime, and in order to undo
the wrong already done and to prevent a further
rise In the purchasing power of the dollar, we
favor the immediate restoration of the free and
unlimited coinage of gold and silver at the pres
ent legal ratio of Id to 1, as such coinage existed
vrlor to 1S.J, without waiting for the aid or con
sent of any other nation, such gold and silver to
be a full legal tender for all debts, public and
We are opposed to the retirement of the green
back and demand that the secretary of the treas
ury, instead of issuing interest-bearing bonds
for the purchase of gold, shall recognize silver
as money or redemption and exercise tne rignt
to redeem greenbacks, treasury notes and an
other coin obligations in silver when silver Is
Relieving that general laws should not be set
aside by private contract. we favorsucn congres
sional legislation as will, without interfering
with valid contracts already in existence, pro
hibit for tne future tne making of agree
ments for the payment of any specific kind of
legal tender money.
We are in favor of a tariff forrevenue only.
We are in favor of a constitutional amend
ment authorizing the collection of an income
tax as a part of the federal revenue system.
We are in favor of the election of United States
senators by the direct vote of the people.
We are in favor of a liberal pension policy.
We are In favor of the initiative and referen
dum system as an aid to securing a government
or the people, for tne people and by tne people.
The democratic party has ever been the party
of religious liberty in the country. It has al
ways been and is now opposed to the union of
cnurcn and state in any lorm or under any pre
text whatever: it is opposed to the imposition
of any religious test for office; it is opposed to
all secret political organizations of every kind
or character, or any open political organization
based upon religious prejudices, as contrary to
the spirit and genius of our institutions and thor
oughly un-American. It stands by our public
school system as a means of popular education
and is opposed to any diversion of public school
funds to any sectarian purpose but it recognizes
the right of parental control and the rights of
conscience In the education or children as in
accord wlti the fundamental doctrines of the
democratic party, that the largest liberty con
sistent with the rights of others Insures the best
Oom Paul Kruger, the dutch
president of the Transvaal republic,is
giving the English foreign office more
trouble than it has had for many a
year, and modest as he 3eems to be, he
has shown himself able to give
Chamberlain cards and spades and
still beat him in the art of diplomacy.
The apostle of the gold-cure, John
Sherman, is also a protectionist, but a
few months ago he was willing to put
a tax on coffee and tea to raise revenue
to meet public expenses. He now gigs
back on that proposition, but would
favor a higher tax on beer. That
same John Sherman, unfortunately for
the country, has a good deal of power.
The Michigan staff correspondent of
the Chicago Record, which is anti-free
silver, writes to that paper giving the
particulars as to how the democratic
convention of that state was carried
for the goldbugs, although the silver
men elected a large majority of the
delegates. He says, in short, that it
was done by the most palpable viola
tion of the civil service rules by the
government officeholders in the state.
They did it in each county by getting
proxies, persuading the elected dele
gates not to go, and by other means
not allowed in law or morals. Whole
delegations from some counties voted
against their instructions. Almost
every postmaster and other govern
ment employe in the state was either
on hand in person or through a rela
tive. By the means employed more
than a hundred votes in the convention
were changed to the gold side from
the silver, and the word was done.
Several years ago Judge Reece was de
feated for renomination in the Ne
braska republican convention for su
preme judge by similar means. As
voted the delegates did not represent
the voice of the people who elected
them. This Michigan affair was
heralded as a great gold victory, and is
pointed to by such men as Annin as
indicating the waning of silver senti
ment. It was nothing of the kind, but
simply shows the desperate character
of the gold bug fight.
Plattsinouth the Scene of Several Re
ceptions Last Evening.
WILL ANSWER FOR BURGLARY.
Sullivan Miid Perrine Are Jiouuil Over tti
the District Court Under 500
Other Local Happenings In
ami Around Town.
A Charming: Occasion. .
The "1. 1)." societv, which is n new
secret order composed of fourteen of
L'lattsinouth's most charming little
maidens, was entertained, together
with a number of their boy friends by
Mrs. Geo. E. Dovey, assisted by the
Misses Swearingen at the Dovey man
sion on North fourth street last night.
The affair was distinctly Japanese in
character, the rooms being decorated
witli a profusion of Japanese lanterns,
while an enormous Japanese umbrella
was suspended from the ceiling ot the
dining room. The little merry !
makers seemed also to have imbibed
the oriental spirit, and were attired in
costumes characteristic of Mikado
land, some of them being exceedingly
charming and unique.
The Virginia Reel, in costume,
started the entertainment, after which
two of the little misses chose sides and
tableaux were given, the effect being
most charming, two of the best being
"A Visit of an American to the Japa
nese Court," the part of the American
being taken by Gretel Waugh; and "A
Japanese Tea." After the tableaux
came a grand march followed by a
most exquisite and delightful lunch
eon. Various games were indulged in
for the remainder of the evening, the
new club pins being distributed before
Those present were: .Lena Fricke,
Gretel Waugh, Edith Snyder, Lillian
Shryock, Maud Dearing, Sister Craig,
Ethel, Alice, Margaret and Catherine
Dovey, and Howard Dearing, Fritz
Fricke, Lloyd Wilson, Abe Pepperberg,
Leo Pepperberg, Wade Windham,
Jamie Windham, Ralph Atwood,
rthur Craig and Rob't White.
A 1'leasant Reception.
Mr. and Mrs.D. S. Guild entertained
a number of friends at high five last
night, at their home at Seventh and
Main streets. The Tuxedo Mandolin
club was present and furnished de
lightful music, and at the conclusion
of the card playing exquisite refresh
ments were served. The ladv's prize
was won by Mrs. Helps, while Mr.
Gass carried oil the gentlemaurs hon
Those present were Dr. and Mrs.
T. P. Livingston, Messrs. and Mes-
dames A. E. Gass, Pacific Junction;
F. E. White, S. II. Atwood, A. II.
Todd, D. C. Morgan, C. I). Eads,
V. V. Leonard,S. Waugh,Thos. JCeinp-
ster, H. J. Helps, Henry Herold, O. II.
Snyder, Wm. Neville, D. A. Miller, W.
L. Pickett, F. Murphy, and Mesdames
C. M. Butler and Kessler, the Misses
Alice Eikenbary,Kearney and Kessler,
Dr. Hughes, Philadelphia, and Messrs.
Ienry Eikenbary, Hardin, Barber and
Held For llurglary.
Jas. Sullivan and Hale Perrine, the
two men arrested in Omaha Tuesday,
on suspicion of being the parties who
burglarized Edwards Bros.' store at
ouisville last week, were arraigned
before Justice Archer this afternoon.
Both men entered a plea of not guilty,
and announced themselves as being
ready for the preliminary examination.
Sullivan officiated as his own attorney
nd cross-examined the state's wit
nesses in a manner mat snowea ne
was at least familiar with such mat
ters. Several Louisville residents
positively identified Sullivan and
Perrine as a couple of men they
had seen in Louisville on the day
prior to the roooery. -zra to
wards positively identified some of
the property found in the men's pos
session, wniie tne balance was similar
to that which had been stolen. Officer
Donohoe and Turnkey Marshall of
Omaha also identified the property as
being taken from the persons of Sulli
van and Perrine. The testimony was
all "dead against" the prisoners, and
Judge Archer, as soon as the evidence
was all in, bound both men over to
the next term of district court, under
$500 bonds each, when they will be
ried for burglary.
In the meantime Messrs. Sullivan
and Perrine will repose in the custody
of Jailor Holloway.
The New York Sun made a mighty
ght against the Wilson bill and es
pecially the income tax feature of that
measure. Since a weak supreme court
has knocked the income tax out, the
8un is still fighting the Wilson law and
its author, because it does not produce
sufficient revenue to pay the public ex
penses because the Sun's attitude is like
the talk the wolf gave the lamb. In fact
there is more of prejudice and less of
fairness and sense to its arguments for
protection than that of any other pub
lication in the United States.
Dr. Marshall, Graduate DENT
j 1ST, Fitzgerald block.
'personal and otherwise.
Tom Williams of Glendale was a
Plattsmoutb visitor yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Cbas. Kinnamon of
Lincoln are visiting relatives and
friends in this city.
Thorn: Walling has removed his ab
stract office from the Todd block on
Main street to the neat little cottage
west of the court house, on Fourth
John Ramsey, of the precinct re
turned this moaning from II ay
Springs, Neb., where he has been at
tending at the bedside of his brother-in-law,
Dr. Waterman, who is quite
ill. Mr. Ramsey reports the doi-tur as
being slightly improved but very weak
The seventh annual grata! chapter
convention of the 1. E. O. ladies of
Nebraska is now in session at Ilold-
rege. The delegates from this city
are Mrs. Jennie Church and Miss
Addie Searle. Mrs. Ida Waggoner,
also of Plattsmoutb, is treasurer pro
tem of the P. E. O. state organization
The commissioners today opened
the bids for painting the county
bridges. Strong & Swartz were the
lowest biddeis, agreeing to paint the
bridges at twenty cents per lineal foot.
The commissioners, however, decided
to reject all bids for the present, as it
would rc-qnire another trip through
the county, at an expanse of about $50.
Ask your grocer for that excellent
brand of llour HeiseTfl Plan-sifter."
The Alexandria Argus has com
pleted its second volume.
The summer normal at Superior will
begin June 10 and continue six weeks.
.1. L. Townley of Lebanon has fallen
heir to a rich estate in England, and
has gone there to possess it.
The new paper started at Elm Creek
a month ago is doing a profitable busi
ness and expects to stay.
Scarlet fever has become very
troublesome at Grand Island, but the
cases so far reported are mild.
Frank M. Tessier of Sutton is travel
ling to the Black Hills on his bicycle.
He expects to make ttie trip in about
I. A. Fort has gone to Illinois to
work up an interest in the North
Platte irrigation fair among farmers
who would like to come west and get
The Dakota City F.agle has adopted
the cash in advance plan. It claims
that delinquent subscribers are in
debted to it a sum aggregating $3,000.
F. O. Edgecomb's new Geneva pa
per, the Signal, publishes a greater
amount of county news than any
weekly paper in the state. It is the
pride of two continents, sure.
Beaver City has no saloon, but now
anil then in the dark recesses of the
'steenth alley north by west of thede
pot, mysterious sounds are heard like
the pulling of many corks.
William Dickson, ex-deputy sheriff
and city marshal of Pierce, died re
cently after an illness of three years
from enlargement of the heart and at
tendant dropsy of the pericardium.
Tom Osterman has sold his paper,
the Arlington News to E. L. Tiffany.
During the six months Mr. Osterman
edited the News he got out a tpicy
paper and enjoyed the distinction of
being the youngest editor in the state
Jim Montgomery, says the llol
brook Herald, is very sick with we
cannot pronounce the name as it is like
those long ones that wrap clean
around the glass jars in a drug store.
Jim is a very bright young fellow ami
can say the multiplication table back
ward and we hope he will soon be
able to be around.
A Boom In Ked foiled Cattle.
The public sale of red polled cattle
from the herd of the Heil Bros., which
occurred at the farm of W. II. Heil.
ten miles west of Plattsinouth last
October, while not productive of great
results at the time, has been the means
of advertising the herd quite exten
sively since, and the owners have
every reason to thank themselves for
the enterprise then displayed in bring
ing their 'stock before the public.
These cattle came through the winter
in fine condition, and they have re
cently sold several members of their
herd to parties living in Iowa, Colo
rado and to parties in other portions
of Nebraska, at good figures.
The cows are good, rich milkers,
turning off in quantity and quality al
most equal to the Jerseys, while the
stock is noted for its excellent traits
as a beef producer on light feed.
The Heil Brothers were the pioneer
propagators of this breed of cattle in
Cass county, and it is gratifying to
know that time and experience with
herd shows that they have not been
disappointed in their venture, or in
bringing this strain of cattle into the
prominence and popularity they de
serve. Tne iionemian workman society win 1
give a grand picnic at Bajeck's park J
on Sunday aiternooD, -May iu. uoou
music, plenty of refreshments and
good order guaranteed. Pree admis
sion to the park; dance tickets twenty
IS ...Those Unsightly
.... May be very cheaply and quickly
beautified by the application of
To repaper your house with one
of Gering & Co.'s New Patterns, is
almost equal to new furniture. It
luakeR a nice background for the
pii tures and brightens up the en
tire room. Gering & Co. have the
largest stock in the city from which
to select and you are sure to be well
pleased, both in figure and quality
of paper, as well as the price,
Gering & Co., Druggists.
PL ATTSflOUT H , NEB.
Hicjcle Given Away
liy Morgan, the Leading Clothier, to
the most popular lady in Cass county.
Following is vote to date:
Ma!.el Roberts.I'lattsmouth rtf)10
Maude Eaton , l'lattsmouth 3f00
ISewsie Walker, Murray 3100
.Alice Murray, Mynard 730
Kthel Perry, Mynard 310
Anna Meioinger 230
Emma Wehrbein, I'lattsinouth iGO
Mrs. Ilattle Stickland, Wabash. 20
PERSONAL, POLITICAL AND PERTINENT.
Here is a new kind of spelling that
has not yet been introduced at any of
the spelling reform bees. Bee aye
double ell pea ell aye 3 eye en gee eye
ess ol) you ar en aye tea eye on en aye
all gee aye erne. The English of the
above is contained in just five words,
thus "ball playing is our national
game." The little folks can find much
amusement constructing sentences
after the above idea.
It is rumored that John C. Watson,
one of the attorneys for the water
company, informed Councilman John
A. Nelson, ex-Mayor Bartling and
otheis yesterday afternoon that the
water company is willing to tell its
plant to the city for $80,000. If he
speaks authoritively it would be well
for the water and light committee to
get this matter in shape to present to
the council so that an expression on
the matter can be had, as a number of
the council are in favor of the city
owning the water plant, provided it
can be purchased at a reason ablr price.
Nebraska City News.
The Colorado girl who was married J
in her bare feet doubtless wanted to;
show her husband that she was well!
neeled. St. Joe Herald. 1
Instead of presenting medals to the
soldiers who especially distinguished
themselves in the late war with China,
the J apatite government has pur
chased IS, 000 watches, at $2.50 each,
in Switzerland, which will be given to
the brave fellows, and the whole army
will have a good time.
Subscribe tor the Weekly Joon-
N'AL $1 per year, if paid in advance.
You Are All
Cordially invited to call on Elson the
clothier in his new store in Dovev's
Bennett & Tutt. the grocers. are pre
pared to fill all orders for BULK and
PACKAGE GARDEN SEEDS at
prices to suit the times.
Live chickens taken on subscription
account to tie Jouknai,.
Hundreds of children's lace, lawn,
mull, and India linen Hoods and Hats
at from 15 c upwards, worth four or
five times as much as we ai-k.
Wm. Heuoli) & Sons
F. G. FRICKE & CO.,
Will keep constantly on han1 a full and
complete stock of ) re
5 m m
PAINTS, OILS, Etc.
Alho a full line of DmggUt'a Suiidrl
Pure liquors for medicinal purposes.
Special atteution given to
Messrs. F. O. FKICKE & CO.. arc the
only parties Belling our Alaska Crystal
Spectacles and ye-Glasses
In Plattsmouth. These Lenses are far
tuperiorto any other sold In this city,
possessing a natural transparency and
strengthlng qualities which will pre
serving the falling eye-sight.
Cor. Sixth and Pearl Sts.,
KEEP EVERYTHING IN TUEIR LINE.
GIVE GOOD WEIGHT,
TOUK CUSTOM 18 SOLICITED
2m; t n
AG N IFF! CENT...
Have made elaborate preparations for the Spring
Trade and no Lady in Plattsmouth should fail to
Visit their store and look over the line of Novelties
There displayed. The stock is complete in
Every grade, and all might be suited, no matter
What may be the size of one's purse.
Quality higher and Prices lower than ever before.
oooo 0000 oooo
I Who Is...
The Most Popular Lady
in Cass County?
You often hear this remark.
In order to satisfy the Public Mind on this question,
F. J. Morgan
...Plattsmouth's Leading Clothier,
iir;ii - cr- , .1.
a. vvui oner a way to me soiuuon
For Every Dollar Received f
. . . .By him, either for goods purchased, or on open
account, he will give a card, entitling the holder to
TEN VOTES on the question. The vote will be
published every day in the daily papers and every
week in the weekly papers, so you may know where
each contestant stands at any time. The voting
will close at 12 o'clock sharp, on July 4th, 1896, and
the lady receiving the highest nnmber of votes, will
IN ALL CASS COUNTY
AND WILL RECEIVE
.... With this object in view, we have taken extra pains
it selecting our Spring Line and you will find that we can
suit the most fastidious in.... ,
Color, Pattern and Price.
.All voting is to be done at Bank of Cass County.
Bicycle is on exhibition at the store of...
Wm. Neville & Co.,
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Pore Wines and Liquors
AND THE BEST CIGARS.
Sole Agents for the Celebrated
Deliveries made to any part of the
city or shipped to any place.
. . . MANAGER, . . .
412 Main Street, - Tlattsmouth, Neb
The Vienna Bakery...
- - JAS. LYCK, Prop.
Fresh Home Made Bread and the Choicest of i
Pastry always on hand.
Lady's Bieyele f
H. D. TRAVIS,
Attorney and Counselor at
WILL. ritACTICE IN ALL THE COURTf
OFFICE Waterman Itl'k, Upstairs,
l -J I nn 1
Made 011 Short Notice
Plattsmouth, - - - ITeb.
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