The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, July 26, 1911, Image 4

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Columbus Tribune -Journal
Published by
ij The Tribune Printing Company
Columbus, Nebraska.
Admitted at the Postofflce at Columbus, Nebr., as second class matter
MILXtARD a BINNET. Business Manager.
CHESTER J. MASON. Circulation Manager.
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Democratic Harmony.
Interesting, indeed is the display of harmonious ex
travagance dished up by our democratic friends. It re
minds us very much of the young couple, about to
be married, when the prospective bride-groom said,
"Now, dear, every thing must be harmonious and nice;
no quarrelling, no bickering, no " "All right, dear,"
responded the fair one, "when we agree you can have
your way, and when we don't I'll have mine."
And that is just the fix the democrats are in right
now. A glance over the papers of the past week will
disclose a condition which will keep the democrats so busy
patching their own garments that they will have no time
to devote to fighting republicans. The different fac
tions of that party will have a mighty interesting time
in making the other fellows come to their way of think
The whole thing started about ten days ago, when
Mike Harrington of O'Neill, threw the whole camp into
confusion in a remarkabley untimely letter to Richard
L. Metcalfe, to which Mr. Metcalfe dictated a most sting
ing reply. The next day, while in the notion Metcalfe
sent the editor of the World-Herald a letter that will
live long after the paper on which it was written will
have become yellow with age. Coupled with this came
the Douglas county convention, which- passed a set of
vituperative resolutions, denouncing Bryan as a traitor,
and endorsing for president a man whom they well knew
to be almost the last choice of the national leader
among all the ninety millions of people in the United
All these things have been commented upon freely by
the state press, and we feel that we cannot refrain
from printing a few passages from democratic papers
in regard to the matter.
The Albion Argus: says
The outlook for a democratic success in Neb
raska is not at all flattering this year so far
as the state is concerned, nor is there a hope
ful outlook for next year. With Bryan's
opposition he (Harmon) cannot carry Nebraska
If Bryan approves Woodrow Wilson, or Champ
Clark the Douglas county people and their
friends in the state will be apt to go against
them because Bryan is for them. The senti
ment will be "Rule or Ruin" and as both
cannot rule at once it will be ruin to democratic
harmony and success.
Observe these following sentences from the Norfolk
Omaha booze is apt to do anything.
We know of no better way of disposing of
Harmon than to have the Omaha undesirables
coach him. Hitchcock is making good,
but if he presumes to usurp Bryans. place, he
presumes too much.
The Cedar County News gets right down to good
old homely simile in the following paragraph:
If it were children fighting, each pounding
the other and asserting "he hit me first," the
mother would probably paddle them both. And
that is just about what old Aunty Democracy
will do and ought to do to her boys that can't
keep from fighting among themselves.
The Grand Island Free Press seems to get down
to the nubbin of the whole thing in the following lang
uage: '
Inasmuch as purely personalities are involved,
Dahlman has it in for Bryan because the later
did not support him, and Mr. Bryan has it in
for Harmon because he did not support him
when he headed the democratic ticket.
In the limelight Dahlman has shown himself
to be a very revengeful and vindictive politic
ian one who is ready to strike back at any and
every opportunity.
The Plainview News is of the opinion that
There seems to be a prospect of a row at the
state convention over "who is who" in Ne
braska this year. That the Douglas county
bunch do not represent the sentiment of Nebras
ka democrats is our belief.
The Aurora Sun has brought the matter right home
to the former cowboy with the remark that
The Douglas county democratic convention
acted about like a drove of frenzied steers.
Naturally enough, all this dissention required the
presence of some one to assume the role of peace-maker
between the warring factions. Acting under this im
pulse, the Columbus Telergam came running to the res
cue with an editorial more than two columns long, in
which the harmony plea is preceded by a chapter or two
of very interesting history of the democracy of Nebraska
in the early days. He then asserts that he believes that
Harrington is "honest in entertaining the false belief"
that Metcalfe's famous compromise resolution at Grand
Island last summer was not ditched by a trick. .Does
any one imagine that Mr. Harrington, after discussing
this letter in his own mind for four months, is now go
ing to allow himself to be persuaded over night that he
was entirely wrong about it? He may make a reluctant
admission that it perhaps appears so, but he does not
seem to be the kind of man to be easily convinced
against his will.
It hardly seems plausible that a reference to the
county convention of the largest county in the state as
an "infuriated mob" would be conducive to brotherly
harmony. Yet the peacemaker "hopes for harmony, " and
although the editor of the Telegram is one of the most
"hopeful" and mild-mannered men we ever knew, he
declares he is "for harmony, even if he has to fight for
it" truly a harmonious way of securing harmony.
And yet after all this effort, he was rejected by the
convention of his own county as a candidate for delegate
to the Harmon (y) convention at Fremont, just as he
anticipated he would be.
When the convention met yesterday, it was after
more than twenty hours had been spent in fixing and ar
ranging things, so that no one might know by the records
but that things were all in the best of condition. As a
result of the best efforts thatcould be put forth by such
men as Gruenther, Byrnes, Harrington, Metcalfe and
25 Per Cent Discount
This is a very liberal reduction on such high
grade clothing as that bearing the lable of
Braiidegee, Kincaid & Co.
All our Men's and Boys9 Summer Suits, Men's Trousers,
Dusters and Summer Coats are included in this
sale. Blue Serge suits excepted-
Men'g Suits er price ?1 to ff: $7.50 to $18.75
Men's Suits erpri?e$!5050 $6.40 to $16.90
D. Two-piece Knickerbocker buits, former i)CA i 0C OC
IjOyS price $3.50 to $7.00, now yDJ tO pD.D
Men's Pants re:priM$aoo!$700 $1.50 to $5.00
StraW HatS Chfldren? straw hats" at cit and BelOW Cost
This includes Panamas and all first-class hats.
(Copyright. Mil.)
others, representing the various factions, it was decided
to tell the dear people that everything was lovely, and
that the militant hosts would march forth with a united
Will Invite Firemen.
Columbus firemen are commencing to discuss the
question of extending an invitation to the Nebraska
State Volunteer Firemen's Association to hold its an
nual convention in Columbus in January, 1913. Some
may think it is a little early yet to talk of this matter,
but it is the opinion of the firemen themselves that it
is none too early now to begin preparations. The place
for homing the 1913 meeting will be decided at the
next convention, which will be held at Kearney next
January, and the firemen want to know the sentiment of
the citizens before taking the responsibility of extending
an invitation for them to come here.
At the last convention, held at Alliance; the delegates
met with considertable sentiment in favor of coming to
Columbus in 1912, but on account of the large amount
of money the city was expending for the department at
the time, it was decided that it might not be best to in
vite them at that time. If the sentiment shall be the
same at Kearney as it was at Alliance, Columbus can
win the next following convention hands down.
We would like to suggest that the commercial club
take up the matter and discuss it, and then decide to
stand by the firemen in their efforts to do something
for the city. There are a number of men on the active
list, active not only in name as firemen, but active
business men as well, men like Chief Galley, Assistant
Kumpf, President Whitney, together with Richard
Goehring, Albert Rasmussen, Otto Schreiber, Paul
Johannes, and a score of others who hold prominent rec
ords in the department, and who would make good active
committee workers and thus insure the success of the
Columbus has entertained this convention at different
times in the past, the last being in 1904, which will
leave an interval of nine years between the Columbus con
ventions. It will bring between 400 and 500 men, who
will be here for three days, and every one knows that a
convention of that kind is a big boost to a town.
Let us get together and give the delegates authority
at Kearney to promise the firemen one of the biggest and
best winter vacations they have ever had, if they will
come here a year later.
Republican State Convention.
Those who expected to see a ruction in the state
convention held at Lincoln yesterday were disappointed.
It is true, there were different ideas among the differ
ent delegates about what should appear in the platform,
but all differences were wiped out and .an unqualified en
dorsement of the administration of President Taft was
the result.
' How different from this was. the condition at Fre
mont, where the party learders worked from early Mon
day evening until aftre 2 o'clock Tuesday 'afternoon to
secure a show of harmony! Where things were doctored
and patched and fixed so that no record might appear of
the location of the terrible rocks besetting the pathway
of the democratic ship, yet which everyone knew were
Yea, verily, of all the harmonious gatherings in the
state yesterday, the most spontaneously so was held at
the auditorium in Lincoln.
We have had cooks, and we have had
Some of them erode, and others perfect
Tet now 'we face tas eld familiar prob
lem. v
Jane. Hilda. Ross, asd Briefest and Ma
tilda. Ida and Maude. KUsa aad Sophia
Why name them ail? The list almost
The selection of Carl Kramer as committeman for
the new senatorial district consisting of the counties of
Platte, Polk and Merrick, will meet with the approval of
most people in each of these counties. His extensive
acquaintance over the district makes him peculiarly fit
ted for the position.
Chittick came back alright, and if the big Illinois
man whose place he took had seen him work Sunday af
ternoon he would have gone home feeling worse than he
Back throush ths yean ws trace the
ruined beefsteaks.
Afternoons out. with beaux that came of
Also the bills far brakes glass and china.
Swede. Dane and Dutch aad Irish and
Freeh from the fane, aad haughty cullud
With and wlthsat the reference de
manded. Some went away where they get mors
Some simply ouK because wa bad a
Some were discharged, aad ethers would
get married.
Some burned the roasts whsa ws had
guests to dinner.
Some spilled the salt sereaely la the tea
Some made the coffee taste Just like
AIL all are gone, the eld familiar
We answer now the queetloas of tas near
Once more ws have tas eld femlHar
Oh, for the days sf Era aad father
Oh. for the timea of Noah oa the ark I
They had their woes, but asthla' sues, as
we have.
The end-seat hog is a gentleman compared with the
hog that insists on standing in front of you at a ball game.
Ever notice how busy candidates can get around a
convention, whether county or state?
Interesting Happenings of Many
Years Ago, Taken From the
Files of This Paper.
All broken lines of shirts below cost price.
Great Reduction in price on Men's and
Women's Oxfords.
Come in and see us. Look over our goods
whether you buy or not.
Forty Years Ago
The Journal had an editorial in re
ply to a charge made by an eastern
paper that the cost of living was
higher here than there, and produced
the figures to prove his assertion.
Two weddings took place in Colum
bus that week both of young people
who later became better known in the
city Dr. Edward Hoehen and Miss
Jenny Brandt and Robert Uehling and
Miss Josephine Lockner.
Thirty Years Ago.
It was reported that the Union Pac
ific was intending to buy the line from
Norfolk to Sioux Citfy, thus giving a
direct line from Columbus to Sioux
An unknown man was found dead
on the road between Platte Center
and Humphrey with a bullet hole in
his head.
Twenty Years Ago.
Archie, a six-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Chris From, died of diphtheria.
Franz Henggeler died at his home
in Bismark township. Hewas the
father of George and Joseph Heng
gler. Jay Gould, the railroad magnate,
was in Columbus on his way west for
the benefit of his health.
Ten Years Ago.
George Thomazin, a well-known
early settler of Burrows township,
died suddenly from the effects of the
excessive heat.
P. E. McKilip and Miss A. Lugene
Hale, of Humphrey, were married.
Mrs. H. J. Tatura, a sister of Fred
Saffram, died at Newport News, Vir
ginia. The Omaha Bee gave away a num
ber of vacation prizes, the first one of
which was won by MissVera Kramer,
who was seventy thousand votes ahead
of her nearest competitor.
Five Years Ago.
The democratic county convention
resulted in a big fight over the ques
tion of instructing the delegation for
Berge for governor. The resolutions
were chapioned by C. M. Gruenther
and J. C. Byrnes, while G. W. Phil
lips, Edgar Howard and P. E. McKil
lip opposed them, and they were final
ly adopted by a vote of 108 to 20.
This was the last county convention
under the old system of nominating
candidates by conventions. '
Patrick Murray, one of the wealth
iest farmers of Platte county, died.
Mrs. Matthew Brian died at her
home in this city.
Saachim Bolt died at his farm home
northwest of Columbus.
Willia S. Postle died at his home
six miles east of the city.
"My dear." said the fond wife, "you
must have eaten a great deal aad
drank very little at the stag dinner,
last night."
"You are right," said the husband,
wishing his head felt setter. "How
did you guess It?'
"Because you have no appetite this
.morning, but are so thirsty.'
He Knew Papa.
The little son of the celebrated
Burgeon awakens his mamma in the
middle of the night by his weeping.
"Why, Freddie." soothes mamma,
"what is the matter with my little
pet? Has he had a nightmare?"
"No, mamma. I haven't been to
sleep. I've had the stomach ache ao
bad that I couldn't sleep."
"Hut why didn't you say something
about itr
"I didn't want papa to know It"
"Why not? Have you been stealing
Jam, or eating something you were
told not to eat?"
"No. mamma. But If he knew I had
the stomach ache he would cut out ay
appendix right away."
Pianos at wholesale nrices for ten
days at Prescott Music Co. 's Piano I
Sale, 517 11th street. I
Geed Rule.
"What I want to do," said the ambi
tious youth. Is to get there with both
"Dom worry about getting there
with your feet." advised the sagacious
uncle. "Get there with both hands.
"And why, uncle?"
"You'll find that you caa hold more
la your bands."
Dr. W. R. Neumarker Office with
Dr. C. D. Evans. West aide Park.
Overland Cars at Factory Cost
Eleventh Street
We Have Some New Overland Can that We Are Going to
Jfc Close Out at Factory Cost
Jit Jit
While They Last Your Choice at 15 per cent Discount
J If You Are Going to Get a Car this Year, this is Your Chance. Remember First Come, First Served.
Columbus Automobile Company
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