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WEDNESDAY. SEPT. 20. 1906.
BENEWALft-Tha date oppmltoyo-r! bumob
yoar wr, or iippr bow to what time yoar
tamest has teaa received ep to Jaa.L.19.
KbtoFeb.l,t9aSwdBooD. When paynmt
la made, the data, which answers aa a receipt,
wilTbe i ha a A arrordiagly.
an will ocmtiaae to noeive this JoniBal until the
?bUaha an aotitod v 1 to duaMbna.
lull all arraara jitt aaeat be paid. It jou do not
viaa the Joaraal oaatiaaed for another year af
tarthe Umm paid for has expired, yon ahoold
prarioe! aotify aa to diaoontinne it.
CHANGE IN ADDRKBS-Wbea ordering a
efcaaae la the addraaa, eahecnbera should be anre
to ain their old aa well aa their new addreaa.
Charles B. Letton .... Supreme Judge
RH.aSSt? .-University Regents
W. L. Smith Treasurer
Ed. Lusinski Clerk
J. D. Stoes : County Judge
R.B. Webb Sheriff
O. H. Smith Superintendent
Dr. H.G. Morris.... Coroner
O.C. Shannon Surveyor
What do you think of Stires' plat
form? The rest of the republican
candidates are with him.
There will be no mud slinging in
this campaign. But there will be
some pretty muddy facts taken from
the official records. t
If Ernst and Bender anil the Tele
gram would only put it back, a dem
ocrat might dig up some excuse for
voting the democratic ticket this fall.
The democratic county convention
"resolved" against passes. Democra
tic county officials who ask re-election
on that anti-pass platform continue to
ride on passes. The re publican state
convention "resolved" against passes
and a majority ofouristate officials
sent in their card boards the next day.
Another example of democratic prom
ises and republican fulfillment.
On the day following the conven
tion two democrats in Lincoln took
the trouble to communicate to the
Journal office their determination to
join the republican party. "That
platform suits me," one of them ex
plained. The other said that at last
there seems a chance to bring about a
real reform in Nebraska politics and
he wanted to affiliate with the party
that is starting out to do things.
The Telegram is exceeding gener
ous. It credits the editor of the
Journal with "trying to disrupt the
democratic party in Platte county."
Thank you brother, but our modesty
forces ns to "pass." What we are
charged with trying to do, has already
been completely accomplished, and
we are compelled to agree with four
out of five democrats in the county
that the credit for the accomplish
ment belongs to the Columbus Tele
gram. The democratic supervisors pay 25
percent more than the law allows for
printiug the proceedings in the demo
cratic papers on the pretext that it is
necessary for all the taxpayers to
have am opportunity to read the re
cord. And yet when the Journal re
quested a carbon copy of the same
proceedings ottering to print them free
for more taxpayers than any other
Platte countyjpaper reaches, Bender
moved to table the Journal's request
and Held seconded with the remark,
"Yes, and let us table it a d long
time." And still the personal organ
of Erast and Bender says that Goetz
and Kiernan and Swanson are "po
litical shysters" for having the hon
esty to tell the people of Platte county
that those gentlemen are holding $500
of the county's money illegally.
STJBES ANNOUNCES PLATFORM
Edrob Joorhax.; The Republican
iMmnmtkm he honored me with the
BoauaatloB of County Judge, and as I
WMaot ptessat, to express my views
vpoa the issoes that have been made
nroaaiaeat, I take this method to'an
mae aosse of the principles that shall
govern y octal conduct, should I be
I have noticed, with nwch satisfac
tioa,yomr ef orts to correct sosae of the
, that have grown up m we au-
it of ow'ooaaty afairsaad I
hope the people have been aroused to
the danger of this tendency to squander
public funds and prostitute officials po
sition to personal and political advan
tage. The -Railroad Pass" question : While
a railroad pass may neither be given nor
accepted as a bribe, more than any
other form of courtesy or favor from an
individual, yet it is a growing evil with
a dangerous tendency, nd to avoid any
possible undue influence, and hold "the
scales of justice" impartially between
the rich and poor, I propose to re
fuse socb favors daring the campaign
and my term of office, if elected.
Legal Printing: I regard it an injus
tice to litigants and an abuse of official
prerogative, as well as a corrupting pol
itical practice, to give the publication of
all legal notices and official proceedings
t j some party paper, as a compensation
for political services, regardless of the
wishes of interested parties or value to
the public; but I believe that the party
requiring snch service should have the
right to select the pap r, and. if elected
I shall comply with a'l such requests;
provided the paper selected fulQIIs the
letter and spirit of the law.
J. D. Stiiies
WORK OF THE STATE CONVTION
The work of the republican state
convention last Thursday, both in its
selection of a candidate for supreme
judge aud in the fraiming of its plat
form is such as to inspire confidence
in the heart of every friend of good
men and clean government in Ne
braska. Charles U. Lettan, candidate for
supreme judge, i entitled to every
vote that was wist for Theodore
Roosevelt last fall.
Possessing the highest legal quali
fications and the advantage of many
years of exjierience on the dktrict
bench, Judge Letton i clean, honest,
courageous and a shouting disciple of
His speech of acceptence before the
convontii.n is stfficient, taken in con
nection with his admitted qualifi
cations for the office to commend him
to the people of Nebraska: He said:
I want to say that if eleeted, which I
expect to be, I shall know neither
rich nor poor, neither corporation nor
individual, and that so far as in me
lies, I will dispense justice with even
hand to every man within the borders
of the state."
What higher pledge could he ex
pected from the tongue of the
highest member of our state judiciary?
But the republican state conven
tion did other work than to name a
candidate for supreme judge who
perfectly represents the highest type
of Roosevelt republicanism. It
framed a platform. And be it said to
their honor that the Platte county
delegates helped to adopt it. That
platform strikes out boldly and di
rectly at every important issue of
state and national politics, commend
ing the railroad and corporation pro
gram of President Roosevelt, and de
manding an anti-pass law and a di.
rect primary law.
Here are a few planks from that ex
cellent platform: Wc heartily en
dorse and support President Roose
velts position and effort to secure ade
quate and effective interstate com
merce. "We believe strictly in the principle
of equality before the law as applied
to the transportation business and.
therefore, demand immediate relief
through the enforcement of cxiting
laws, or through amendatory legisla
tion from the payment of rebates to
favorite shippers, to unlawful and
wrongful discriminations between
communities and individuals, both in
the state and in the nation.
"We request and demand of our
representatives in congress active and
harmonious co-operation with Presi
dent Roosevelt along these lines, to
the end that corporate rapacity, ex
tortion and abuses may be subdued
and abolished, and the sovereignty of
the people over corporations fully,
promptly and permanently es
tablished. "Believing that the nearer the con
trol of public affairs can be brought
to the people, the better the result
will be, we declare ourselves in favor
of a direct primary law governing the
nomination of all public officers.
"We believe that the giving of free
transportation upon railways is detri
mental to the interests of the people
and recommend that a law be enacted
by the legislature of thw state to pro
It is with feelings of deepest appre
ciation that I acknowledge my in
debtedness to my friends on the
Platte county delegation and else
where throughout the state, especi
ally the newspaper boys, for their
loyal and enthusiastic support which
led to my nomination for university
regent at the republican state con
vention. F. H. Abbott.
THE ISSUE IN PLATTE COUNTY.
The one issue before the jteople of Platte county this fall is
the question of a clean, businesslike administration of county affairs
and the destruction of the spoils system.
Consult your tax receipts and you will see that your taxes
have-not only grown, hut that by far the greater part goes for
county and local purposes.
What is the cause of high taxes in Platte county? Have we
a new court house or other improvements, proportionate to the in
crease in your taxes?
Then where has your money gone? Ask Supervisors Ernst
aud Bender who have overdrawn their legal salaries more than
S500 in a single year. Ask the democratic newspapers of Platte
county which for years have been paid 25 per cent more than the
legal rate for official printing. Ask the Columbus Telegram which
for years has secured the county printing on a fraudulent contract
through "secret understandings" with the county clerk. Ask the
sheriff and the county judge who are pledged under the spoils sys
tem to serve their friends and the democratic press first, and the
public afterwards. Lo.ik up the expensive litigation of Platte
county, inaugurated to secure fees and favors for court officers and
their friends. In these things you will find a partial explanation
of high taxes in Platte county.
What is the remedy? First kill off tiic soiIs sy.-tem at the
basis of this extravagance and curruption. Then turn out of effiet
the Ernsts and Benders and those who defend them. And then
elect men like the republican candidates who are pledged to serve
the people iir.-t and their friends and the newspapers afterwards.
What the taxpayers of Platte county demand, democrats and
republicans alike, is a strict business administration of county af
fairs by men who know neither republican nor democrat, friend nor
foe, rich nor poor, in the performance of their duty.
Business and not politics is the issue.
PLATFORM OF UEPUULWAS CAXDIOA
TKS OX LOCAL l&SL'ES:
If lictcl weple!Kinrslve! toa busi
neNK administration of tin county affairs
in strict accordance with law. Opixieeii
to the ioils hyntcin now in vognn in
IMattn rounty, wt will bi Ktiided in the
laciiii; of imtronsiKP by the wihhett anil
interests of the iwitrons of ourotlicce, anil
not by ilelK made to friends in return
furi Militiciit favors.
' Uei'1blic.n Cakdidatks.
. t:: r...:iiw".:.:.i sL'.'usrT'irst of
all, J want you gentlemen to under
stand that I have known this lady
'shut site was a child. There were sev
en of im in a g-.ii:; in Chieajp. and El
sle'M father wnu the I hum of the J.Int.
Ho was it clever man. was old Patrick.
It was lie who iuvcntcA that writing,
which would pass at a child's scrawl
unless you just happened to have the
key to it. Well. Elsie learned some of
our ways, hut she couldn't staud the
'business, and she had a bit of honest
money of her own, so she gave us all
the slii and grit away to Londou. She
had been engaged to me, aud she would
have married me, I believe, if I had
jtakeu over another profession, but she
would have nothing to do with any
thing on the crotM. It was only after
her marriage to this Englishman that I
'was aide to lind out where she was. I
Iwrote to her, but got no answer. After
thsit I came over, and, as letters were
no use, I put my messages where she
could read them.
"Well, I have been here a month
now. I lived on that farm, where I had
a. room down bolow, and could get in
'ami out every night and no one the
wiser. I tried all I could to coax Elsie
away. I knew that she read the mes
sages, for once she wrote an answer
under one of them. Then my temper
got the better of me, and I Itcgan to
threaten her. She sent me a letter then,
imploring me to go away, aud saying
that it would break her heart if any
scandal should come upon her husband.
She said that she would come down
when her husband wait asleep at 3 In
,the morning and seak with me
through the end window, if I would go
away afterward mid leave her in peace.
She came down and brought money
with her, trying to bribe me to go.
This made me mad, and I caught her
arm and tried to pull her through the
-window. At that moment in rushed
the husband with his revolver in his
hand. Elsie had sunk down upou the
i'loor. "and we were face to face. I was
heeled also, and I held up my gun to
scare him off and let me get away. He
fired and missed me. I pulled off al
most at the same instant, and down he
dropped. I made away across the gar
den, and as I went I heard the window
shut behind me. That's God's truth,
gentlemen, every word of it; and I
heard no more about it until that lad
came riding up with a note which made
me walk in here like a jay and give
myself into your hands."
A cab had driven up while the Amer
ican had been talking. Two uuifoMued
policemen sat Inside. Inspector Mar
tin rose aud touched his prisoner on the
"It'ls time for us to go."
"Can I see her first?"
"No, she is not conscious. Sherlock
Holmes, I only hope that If. ever again
-I have an important case I shall have
the good fortuno to have you by my
We stood at the window and watched
the cab drive away. As I turned hack
,my eye caught the pellet of paper
which the prisoner bad tossed upon the
table. It was the note with which
Holmes had decoyed him.
"See If you can read 'it, Watson," said
he. with a smile.
It contained no word, hut this little
line of dancing men:
"If yon use the code which I have ex
plained," .;aid Holmes, "you will find
Unit it simply means 'Come here at
once.' I vas convinced that it was an
invitation which be would not refuse,
since he could never Imagine that It
could come from any one but the lady.
And so, my dear Watson, we have end
ed by turning the dancing men to good
hvbea ths have so often been the
agents of evil, and I think that I nave
fulfilled my promise of giving you
something unusual for your notebook.
(Tnree-forty Is our train, and I fancy
.-we should be back In Baker street for
T J" V- W.
PLATFORM OF THE "KlXlJ" OX LOCAL
(Inferred from the lloconls)
We stnnd for illegal salaries, excessive
fees, nseless litigation, anil a democratic
T5ny one word of epilogue. The
American, Abe Slancy, was condemned
to death at 'the winter assizes at Nor
wich, hut his penalty was changed to
jtcmtl servitude In consideration of mit
igating circumstances and the certain
ty that Hilton Cubitt bad tired the first
shot. Of Mrs. Hilton Cubitt I only
know that I have heard she recovered
entirely and that she still remains a
widow, devoting her whole life to the
care of the poor and to the administra
tion of her husband's estate.
The Adventure of
No. 4 of the Series
ftoffrfc. IM. h A. Ctnau DojU mud Ctlller'i
(Cttittgtt. IMS, h MfClmr,, FkUlif tf C.)
HROM the years 1SCU to
1901, inclusive, Mr. Sher
lock Holmes was a very
busy man. It is safe to
say that there was no
public case of any diffi
culty In which he was
not consulted during those eight years,
and there were hundreds of private
cases, some of them of the most in
tricate and extraordinary character,
In which he played a prominent part
As I have preserved very full notes of
all these cases and was myself person
ally engaged In many of them. It may
be imagined that It Is no easy task to
know which I should select to lay he
fore the public. I shall, however, pre
serve my former rule and give the pref
erence to those cases which derive their
interest not so much from the brutality
of the crime as from the ingenuity and
dramatic quality of the solution. .For
this reason I will now lay before the
reader the facts connected with Miss
Violet Smith, the solitary cyclist of
Charllngton, and the curious sequel of
our Investigation, which culmiuated In
On referring to my notebook for the
year 1S05 I find that it was upou Sat
unlay, the 2Jd of April, that we first
heard of Miss Violet Smith. Her visit
was, I remember, extremely unwel
come to Holmes, for he was immersed
at the moment in a very abstruse and
complicated problem concerning the
peculiar persecution to which John Vin
cent Harden, the well known tobacco
millionaire, bad been subjected. My
friend, who loved above all things pre
cision and concentration of thought, re
sented anything which distracted his
attention from the matter In baud.
And yet, without a harshness which
was foreign to bis nature, it was Im
possible to refuse to listen to the story
of the young and beautiful woman, tall,
graceful and queenly, who presented
herself at Baker street late In the
evening and Implored his assistance
and advice. It -was vatn to urge that
bis time was already fully occupied,
for the young lady had come with the
determination to tell her story, and it
was evident that nothing short of force
could get her out of the room until she
bad done so. With n resigned air and
a somewhat weary smile. Holmes beg
ged the beautiful Intruder to take a
seat and to inform us" what it was that
was troubling her.
"At least it cannot be your health,"
said be as his keen eyes darted over
her. "So ardent a bicyclist must be
full of energy."
She glanced down In surprise at her
own feet, and I observed the slight
roughening of the side of the sole earn
ed by the friction of the edge of th
"Yes, I bicycle a good deal, Mr.
Holmes, and that has. something to do
with my visit to you today."
.My friend took the lady's ungloved
band and examined it with as close an
attention and as little sentiment as a
scientist would show to a specimen.
(To be continued. )
For the boy detectives: A reward of
$1 will be paid for the proof of any per
son keeping or harboring a dog withont
a license. Per order City Council. 3t
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I BSY ict -JS
Styles are always up-to-date.
Work is guaranteed.
U It we haven t it we will
men money on printed
cards lor society people;
Journal Sale Bills bring
bring business. Try us.
Only Daily in Columbus. Help us push.
Columbus Journal 60.
XI U UUJ
2g The undersigned will hold a Public
2 Sale of Poland-China Boar Pigs at
Q Commencing at 1 p. m. Sharp. H
Jm The offering will consist of the top of this season's
0. crop from each of the three herds. They are the Big )&
K Boned, Mellow Feeding kind and are as fine a bunch
X as will go through the ring this year. J
y Come and see them. They are right and will all J
J go at your price. Send for catalogue now ready.
H Cedarbank Stock Farm, Fullerton J
ft H. C. McGath, Clarks, Nebraska c5
H Fred Wille, Columbus, Nebraska
K T. C. CALLAHAN, Omaha, Auctioneer.
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A Cheaply Made Wagon
Will Waste Emough
Grain to Bay a
Our wagons will not scatter
yonr grain while on the roatto
market or overtax your horses
with needless heavy draught.
We keep only the Latest aud BEST in
Boggies and Carriages
f Our horse shoes stick
ami don't lamt- your horses
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Suiiitiur t.ml Kail ihI. (tin furtii-h
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Will Practice in all I ho Courts.
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The root of indigestion is
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Yeast Foam leavens per
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ing the starch cells and
permeating every particle
The secret is in the yeast
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