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Charles B. Letton. . . . Supreme Judge
RHl'SSoSJ University Regents
W. L. Smith.... Treasurer
Ed. Lusmsw - Clerk
J. D. SmtES County Judge
R.B. Webb Sheriff
O. H. Smith Superintendent
Dr. H.G. Morris Coroner
O.C. Shannon Surveyor
Victor Rosewater "started some
thing" in the republican central com
mittee when he introduced a resolu
tion asking the committee to take
steps toward nominating the candi
dates for the state offices in 1906 by
the "direct primary" method.
The recent republican state conven
tion inserted a plank in its platform
unanimously recommending the pas
sage of a "direct'primary law." But
it was evidently not the intention of
the committee on retolutions or of
the convention, to anticipate legisla
tion on the subject by having the di
rect primary machinery set in motion
by the present state committee.
Mr. Rosewater's resolutions were
doubtless untimely in asking the state
committee to assume to itself duties
that the republicans of Nebraska in
convention specifically placed upon
tte shoulders of our next legislature.
The only argument for favorable
action on the Rosewater resolutions,
now that they are before the commit
tee, is that the republican party hav
ing spoken emphatically on the direct
primary question, will not blame the
committee for arrogating authority to
itself, the exercise of which will carry
out the will of the party one year
sooner than it could be accomplished
by the legislature.
As a matter of factjno harm would
result from the committee's taking the
course recommended by Mr. Rose
water. Ifitshoule hit upon a good
plan, our state legislature would have
nothing to do in carrying out the
convention's instructions but to incor
porate into law the committee's plans.
If the plan devised suould not work
well, the legislature could amend it.
Whatever the committee may de
cide with .reference to these resolu
tions, it should not lose sight of the
fact that the republican party has
spoken in favor of a direct primary
law, and that in considering these
resolutions, it has no authority what
ever to take into account the merits
or demerits of the system. The only
question for the committee to decide
is that of the propriety of "butting
This paper has always stood square
ly for the direct primary and we be
lieve that a majority of the republi
cans in this part of the state, while
they are really indifferent on the sub
ject because of their prosperity, would
sanction the action of the committee
in beating the legislature to the "di
rect primary" issue, just as they have
sanctioned our state officers action in
beating the legislature to the "pass
question," by surrendering their pas-
Therefore, while believing that the
Rosewater resolutions were ill-timed
and ill-advised, we believe that the
committee will be less criticised for
"batting in" and adopting them, than
it would be for rejecting them, for
y would interpret a rejection of
as an attempt on the part of the
thecommittee, to defeat tke party's
"direct primary" resolution. '
CALL THE BOLL.
.The editor of the Telegram who de-
irkatf page each weak to a stereo-
isn ins at the railroad ques-
i an witt a double eolasui edit-
rial last weak, takiaff the Joaraal to
jriM all t be paid. It yoadoBot
SEtto Jo TSarta rl Cor aaother year tf
ZTtLZtlM arid for hMzpirad, yoa aboald
THE ISSUE IN PLATTE COUNTY.
The one issue before the people 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, but 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
and Bender who have overdrawn their legal salaries more than
$500 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. Look up the "expensive litigation of Platte
county, inauguerated 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 the spoils system at the
base of this extravagance and corruption. Then turn out of office
the Ernsts and Benders and those who defend them. And then
elect men like the republican candidates who are pledged to serve
the people first 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
affairs 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 REPUBLICAN CAXM PA
TES OX LOCAL ISSUES:
If elected we pledge ourselves to a lrati
nesB administration of the county affairs
in strict accordance with law. Oupomil
to the spoils system now in vogue in
Platte county, we will be gniilfd in the
placing of patronage by the wishes anil
interests of the patrons of our offices, and
not by pledges made to friends in return
for political favors.
task for slating that an anti-pass res -lotion
in the republican state conven
tion was followed the next day by a sur
render of the majority of the pnBses held
by republican state officials, while the
annual anti-pass ebulition of the demo
cratic county convention is lollowed
merely by a serene and angelic expres
sion of countenance on the part of cer
tain democratic county officials who
continue to use free transportation.
While the pass question does not
enter into the campaign for the coun
ty offices this fall, and while if it did,
the republican press of the
state could show a clean pair of
heels on that subject to the democrat
ic organ in Platte county, whose chief
laurels have been won in defending
Ernst and Bender and the Standard
Bridge trust ami in collecting its full
share of the illegal sums paid for the
county printing, still we are glad to
knock the chip off our brother's
shoulder in the discussion of passes in
Now, brother, the lest way to get
at this question is to simply call the
roll of the county officers. The re
publicans have just one official who
draws money from the county treas
urer and that is Supervisor John
Swanson. Call his name first and ask
him if he rides on a pass or on trans
portation furnished by any individ
ual or corporation. Then take up the
large democrattc roll, beginning with
Julius Ernst. Ask him if he ever
rode to the Pacific coast or elsewhere
on transportation secured through the
Standard Bridge company. Then
pass right on down the line, not omit
ting even the big, good natured sheriff.
When you have completed the roll
call, publish the answers in full, even
as fully as you have defended Ernst
and Bender and explained why you
printed a two years' supply of
blanks at $15 a thousand one year,
and under a fake bid the next year
beat out your honest competitors by
offering to furnish the same blanks for
$3.75 a thousand.
Call the roll, brother, call the roll.
What would Roosevelt do if he
should come to Plattec county?
The republican nominees for the
county offices are pledged io give the
tax-payers of Platte county a business
administration, applying Roosevelt
methods to local affairs. The majority
of democratic nominees belong to the
old ring and are pledged to get all
they can from the tax-payers' pockets
to hand over to the democratic print
ing trust, applying Tammany methods
to local affairs. Voters, which will
The enemies of Theodore Roosevelt
who predicted certain mistakes which
would cause his star to set seem (loom
ed to disappointment. Just as the
rumblings of criticism began to he
heard with reference to the president's
canal policy, he summoned the Ports
mouth conference and settled the east
ern war. Now the great International
Peace conference which adjourned in
1899 is about to re-convene at the call
of President Roosevelt to consider
many important questions .of interna
tional law, especially those tending to
PLATFORM OF THE "RIXU" OX LOCAL
(Inferred from the ltccords)
We stand for illeja.l salaries, excessive
foes, iiKplroN litigation, and a democratic
RESERVED FOR CONFESSIONS.
It is rumored that the Telegram
denied Sheriff Carrig space to confess
to the public that he rides on a pass.
The Journal reserves this space for
Sheriff Carrig's confession. It will
reserve a whole page for the Tele
gram's confession on its printing trust.
The fact that Sheriff Carrig
rides on a pass is interesting to Platte
county voters as a proof of the insin
cerity of the "anti-pass" democratic
ring, but it is not of half the interest
as the fact that the democratic ring is
steadily robbing the tax-payers to pay
illegal salaries, and cxhorbitant fees,
and to support a printing trust.
House-cleaning was never needed
more by any housewife in Platte coun
ty than it is needed in the Platte coun
ty court house.
The Columbus Telegram is long,
exceedingly long on the political pass
and it is short, exceedingly short, in
visibly short indeed on the only is
sue before the tax-payers of Platte
county this fall, namely, the election
of a set of county officers pledged to
apply the knife to the spoils system
which is mainly responsible for the
increasing burden of taxes.
LOW ONE-WAY RATES.
Every day from Sept. 15, to Oct 31,
1905, inclusive, the Union Pacific will
sell one-way tickets from Columbus,
Neb., as follows:
$2000 to Ogden and Salt Lake City.
2000 to Helena and Butte, Montana.
$2?.50 to Spokaneand Wenatchee,Wasb.
822.50 to Huntington and Nampa, Idaho
825.00 to Portland, Tacoma and Seattle.
825.00 to Vancouver and Victoria.
825.00 to Ashland and Astoria, Oregon,
$25.00 to San Francisco, Los Angeles and
Correspondingly low rates to mnnv
other California. Oregon, Washington,
Montana, Utah and Idaho points.
Through tourist cars run every day on
Union P&citio between Mlaaonri river
and Pacific coast; donble berth 85 75.
For fall information call on or address
W. H. Benham, Agent.
Omaha, September 27 to October 7.
Great Fraternal parade, great military
parade, grand electrical float parade,
coronation hall and the King's highway,
besides many Umt special attractions.
The Union Pacific will sell round trip
ticket at one fare for ronnd trip. Tick
ets on sale October 2 to 6 inclusire,with
return limit to and including October 9,
Inquire of W. H. Benhara, Agfc, Colum
For hard coal, furnace
coal and all kinds of soft
coaL Newman & Welch,
We .had ascertained 'from the lady
that she went down upon the Monday
by the train which leaves Waterloo at
950, so I started early and caught the
9:13. At Farnbam station I bad no dif
ficulty In being directed to Charlington
heath. It was Impossible to mistake
the scene of the young lady's adven
ture, for the road runs between the
open heath on one side and an old yew
hedge upon the other, surrounding a
park which is studded with magnificent
trees. There was a main gateway of
lichen studded stone, each side pillar
surmounted by moldering heraldic em
blems, but besides this central car
riage drive I observed several points
where there were gaps in the hedge
and paths leading through them. The
house was invisible from the road, but
the surroundings all spoke of gloom
The heath was covered with galden
patches of flowering gorse gleaming
magnificently in the light of the bright
spring sunshine. Behind one of these
clumps t took up my position so as to
command bath the gateway ctf the ball
and & loag stretch of the road upon
either side. It had been deserted when
I left it but now I saw a cyclist riding
down it from the opposite direction to
that in which 1 hud come. He was clad
In a dark suit, and I saw that he had a
black beard. On reaching the end of
the Charlington grounds he sprang
from his machine and led it through a
gap in the hedge, disappearing from
A quarter of an hour passed, and
thenla second cyclist appeared. This
time it was the young lady coming
from the station. I saw her look about
her as she came to the Charlington
hedge. An Instant later the man emerg
ed from his hiding place, sprang upon
bis cycle and followed her. In all the
broad landscape those were the only
moving figures, the graceful girl sit
ting very straight upon her machine
and the man behind her bending low
over bis handle bar with a curiously
furtive suggestion in every movement
She looked back at him and slowed her
pace. He slowed also. She stopped.
He at once stopped, too, keeping 200
yards behind her. Her next movement
was as unexpected as it was spirited.
She suddenly whisked her wheels
rouud and dashed straight at him. He
was as quick as she, however, and
darted off in desperate (light. Present
ly she came back up the road again, her
head haughtily in the air, not deigning
to take any further notice of her silent
attendant. He had turned also and
still kept his distance until the curve of
the road hid them from my sight.
I remained in my hidiug place, and It
was well that I did so, for presently
the man reappeared, cycling slowly
back. He turned In at the hall gates
and dismounted from his machine. For
some minutes I could see him standing
among the trees. His hands were
raised, and he seemed to bo settling
his necktie. Then he mounted his cycle
and rode away from me down the drive
toward the hall. I ran across the heath
and peered through the trees. Far
away I coukl catch glimpses of the old
gray building, with its bristling Tudor
chimneys, but the drive ran through a
dense shrubbery, and I saw no more of
However, it seemed to me that I had
done a fairly good morning's work, and
I walked back in high spirits to Farn
bam. The local house agent coukl tell
me nothing about Charlington Hall and
referred me to a well known firm in
Pall Mall. There I halted on my way
home and met with courtesy from the
representative. No, I could not have
Charlington nail for the summer. I
was just too late. It had been let
about a month ago. Mr. Williamson
was the name of the tenant. He was a
respectable, elderly gentleman. Tne
polite agent was afraid he could say no
more, as the affairs of his clients were
not matters which he could discuss.
Mr. Sherlock Holmes listened with
attention to the long report which I
was able to present to him that even
ing, but It did not elicit that word of
curt praise which I had hoped for and
should have valued. On the contrary,
his austere face was severe.
"Your hiding place, my dear Watson,
was very faulty. You should have been
behind the hedge. Then you would
have had a close view of this interest
ing person. As it Is, you were some
hundreds of yards away and can tell
me even less than Miss Smith. She
thinks she docs not know the man. I
am convinced she does. Why. other
wise, should he be so desperately anx
ious that she should not get so near
him as to see bis features? You de
scribe him as bending over the handle
bar. Concealment again, yon see. You
really have done remarkably badly. He
returns to the house, and you want to
find out who he Is. You come to a
London house agent!"
What should I have done?" I cried,
with some heat.
"Gone to the nearest public house
That is the center of country gossip.
They would have told yon every name
from the master to the scullery maid.
Williamson? It conveys nothing to my
mind. If he Is an elderly man he Is
not this active cyclist who sprints
away from that young lady's athletic
pursuit. What have we gained by your
expedition? The knowledge that the
girl's story Is true. I never doubted It.
That there s a connection between the
cyclist and the ball, I never doubted
that cither. That the hall is tenanted
by Williamson. Who's tho better for
that? Well, well, my dear sir, don't
look so deprossftt. We can do little
more until next Saturday, aud In the
meantime I may make ono or two In
Next morning he bad a note from
Miss Smith recounting shortly and ac
curately tie very incidents which 1
bad seen, but the pith ut the letter lay
In the postscript:
"I am sure that you wil) respect my
aonfldence, Mr, Holmes, when I tell
you that my place here has become dif
ficult owing to the fact that my em
ployer has proposed marriage to me. I
am convinced that bis feelings are
most deep and most honorable. At the
same time my promise Is of course
given. He took my refusal very seri
ously, but also very gently. You can
anderstand, however, that the situation
to a little strained."
JOnr young friend seems to be get-1
For Health and Economy
"Best By Teat.9
Used in Millions of Homes .
ting lull Tv.j ..ois7 "Sa3 liuHHes
thoughtfully ns he finished the letter.
"The case certainly presents more fea
tures of interest and more possibility
of development than I had originally
thougn;. 1 Should "be none the worse
for a quiet, peaceful day In the coun
try, and I am inclined to run down this
afternoon and test one or two theories
which I have formed."
Holmes' quiet day in the country had
a singular termination, for he arrived
at Baker street late In the evening with
a cut lip and a discolored lump upon
his forehead, besides a general air of
dissipation which would have made his
own person tfie fitting object of a Scot
land Yard investigation. He was Im
mensely tickled by his own adventures
and laughed heartily as he recounted
"I get so little active exercise that It
Is always a treat." said he. "You are
aware that I have some proficiency In
the good ol.l British sport of boxing.
Occasionally it H of service; today, for
example, I Kliould have come to very
ignominious grief without It."
I begged him to tell me what had oc
curred. "I found that country pub which I
had already rcfo::ii::ended to your no
tice, and there I initio my discreet In
quiries. I was in t!:e bar. and a garru
lous landlord was giving me all that I
wanted. William'in i.; a white bearded
man, and he lives :. I .:: with a small
staff of servants at l!:e hall. There is
some rumor that he is or has been a
clergyman, but one or two incidents of
his short residence at tlie ball struck
me as peculiarly uueedeslasUcaL I
have already made same Inquiries at a
clerical agency, and they tell me that
there was a man of that name In or
ders whose career has been a singu
larly dark one.
"The landlord further informed me
that there are usually week end vis
iters a warm lot. sir at the hall,
and especially one gentleman with a
red mustache. Mr. Woodley by name,
who was always there. We had got
as far as this when who should walk In
but the gentleman himself, who had
been drinking his beer In the taproom
and had beard the whole conversation.
Who was I? What did I want? What
aid 1 mean by asking questions 7 Tie
had a fine flow of language, and his
adjectives were very vigorous. He
ended a string of abuse by a videos
back bander, which I failed to entirely
avoid. The next few minutes were de
licious. It was a straight left against
a slogging ruffian. I emerged as you
see me. Mr. Woodley went home hi a
cart. So ended my country trip, and
it must be confessed that, however en
joyable, my day on the Surrey border
has not been much more profitable
than -your own."
The Thursday brought us another let
ter from our client
"You will not bo surprised, Mr.
Holmes." said she. "to hear that I am
leaving Mr. Carrnthers' employment.
Even the high pay cannot reconcile me
to the discomforts of my situation. On
Saturday I come up to town, and I do
not Intend to return. Mr. Carrnthers
hasjgotji trap, and so the dangers of
The best of everything in the eating
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Fresh Fish and Game in Season
i: Herman Kersenbrock
Oregon or Washington
From September 15th to October 31, 1005
Short Lino Fast Train Ho Delay
Be sure your ticket reads over this line.
W. H. BENHAM, Agwt.
the :jmyrou7!. If there ever were any
dangers, arc now over.
"As to the secial cause of my leav
ing, it Is not merely the strained situa
tion with Mr. Carruthers. but it U tke
reappearance of that odious man. Mr.
Woodley. He was always hideous, but
he looks more awful than ever now.
for he appears to have had an acci
dent, and he is much dlsiigurcd. I saw
him out of the window, but I am glad
to say I did not meet him. lie bad a
long talk with Mr. Carruthers. who
seemed much excited afterward. Wood
ley must 1k staying in the neighbor
hood, for he did not sleep here, aud
yet I caught a glimpse of him ajriin
this morning slinking about in the
shrubbery. I would sooner have a sav
age wild animal loose about the place.
I loathe and fear him more than I can
say. How can Mr. Carruthers endure
such a creature for a mouieut? How
ever, all my troubles will be over on
"So I trust. Watson: so I trust." said
Holmes gravely. "There Is some deep
intrigue going on round that little wom
an, and it is our duty to see that no o:e
molests her upon that last journey. 1
think, Watson, that we must spare time
to run down together oa Satu;!ay
morning, and make sure that thi ; curi
ous and inclusive investigation b:.s no
I confers that I had not u; t- uivx
.taken a very serious view of the cv.i
which had secmc-1 to me rather 0-
tesque and bizarre than da:gerous.
That a man should lie in wait for and
follow a very handsome wom.i!i is no
unheard of thing, and if he has s- lit
!tle audacity that he not only dared not
"address her. but even lied from her ap
proach, he was not a very formidable
assailant The ruffian Woodley was a
Y-y different person, but except on one
occasion be bad not molested our client
and now he visited the hoite of Car
ruthers without intruding upon her
presence. The u;:;n 011 the bicycle wa
doubtless a member of those week end
parties at the hall of which the pub
lican had spjkeu. but who he was or
what he wanted was as obscure as
ever. It was the severity of Haluie-;
manner nnd the fact that he slipped a
revolver Into his pocket before leaving
our rooms which lmpresl me with
the feeling that tragedy might prove
to lurk behind this curious train of
(To be continued. )
ADVERTISED LETl ERS.
The following letters addressed re
main uncalled for at postoflice, Colum
bus, Neb , Oct 5, '05:
O. F. Bartholomew, M. D., T. E.
Brewer, Mrs. Maggie Clnrk. Dan Coco
ran, Helen Dale, Lena Dekey, Anna
Fox, Zack O. Funk, H. A. Fritz. D.vd
Hammond, J. M. Hunter, R se Leece.
E. Z. Leroy, Mr. Lindauer.Mary Mcedle,
D. V. Morrison, Katherine A. Price,
llattie Schmidts, Z T. Swreney, Agnre
Warner, J. Wocek.
Caul. Kkamkk, P. M.
and Meat Market i
DONT WASTE GRAIN !
A Cheaply Made Wage a
- Will Waste Enough
Grain to Buy a
Onr wagons will not ecutttr
yonrgrain while 011 t!i ro.it I to
market or overtax your lior.
with needless heavy ilnml.t.
We keep only tho L:ittt and r.MST in
Buggies and Carriages
J" Our liorsu shors stick
and ilon't I ainc your horses
G. J. GARLOW
Ciliiiiilmt S.:it Hank GoIumhllS. Hcb.
T d. sriitEs.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
OW-. Olivp St.. fonrtd .i.x.r north of First
fl. M. POST
Attorney : at : Law
Brick House Herd Diirocs
100 .March and nrly April piiH for
Summer and Fall tradt. t'nn Tnrni-h
in pairs or trios, not related, at harnin
prices. Writeor call Tor prices or des
cription. RFD I. Columbus. J, J. BARNES
and Carriage PSlfitiing
Idla and orn.jmr.ntjl Paintini nt all
Kinds, ttity or Gonnsr::.
mi. T.I. J11JL C(), MI.'LS. ki:
R W. HOBART
Attorney - at - Law
Office over Columbus State Hank.
Will Practice in all the Courts.
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