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Are These Your Choice?
That the democrats of Nebraska apparently are out of
sympathy with the best sentiment of the state is made
very clear by the result of the recent primary election.
They have turned down for the highest honor which it
was theirs to bestow in an "off year" a man who stood
sponser for the most commended and at the same time
the most abused piece of legislation at the recent session
of the legislature legislation which was so pointed
that not even a man in either branch dared go on record
again ts it.
But, Senator Albert was a marked man, and when
the democrats had an opportunity to do honor to him,
the same influences as had controlled a portion of their
machinery a year ago asserted themselves, and he goes
down to defeat but to the everlasting credit of Platte
county, be it said in all fairness, that his home com
munity stood by him in good shape.
Mr. Platte County Democrat, how do you like it?
The word was passed from headquarters that this man
who had the courage to stand sponsor for this measure
mut be defeated, by fair means or foul and the promo
ters of his defeat are not above foul methods. Every
keeper of every dive, every pimp and procurer, every
landlord whose revenues were cut off by this law used
every string to encompass his defeat. And now you are
to be asked to help elect a set of candidates who were
preferable in their sight to this man.
Everybody knows that should this law ever reach
the supreme court, Judge Albert would not be qualified
to sit and pass judgement on it. They wanted more than
that; they want men on that bench, if they can be secur
ed, who will not only be unprejudiced in favor of the law,
but who are or can be made prejudiced against it. For
that reason Judge Albert was defeated, the active parti
cipants in the interests at stake preferring to take
chances on an untried quantity.
Then again, there is their candidate for railway
commissioner. For many years, M. F. Harrington has
been the patron saint of the antimonopoly wing of the
democratic party in state politics. He was trusted to the
uttermost, and any democrat who doubted his decision as
to whether democratc doctrine was inspired by railroad
influences or not, was forthwith covered with a blanket
of doubt as to his sincerity.
Two weeks before the primary election, Mr. Har
rington spoke right out in meetin' and declared that
Clarence E. Harman, one of the candidates for the dem
ocratic nomination for railway commissioner, was a rail
road tool. Result: Harman is made the nominee, by an
over whelming majority.
What think you, democrats of Platte county? You,
who have made Platte county the boast and pride of Neb
raska democacy in the days before the party had fallen
completey under the wing of railway and brewery in
Are you going to supinely yield to the program, or
are you going to administer a friendly chastisement to
your erring brethren, and show them the way they
A New Court House.
The board of county supervisors, while in season last
week, passed a resolution introduced by Supervisor Das
enbrock, of the Creston district asking that some action
be taken in the matter of the building of a new court
house. The Dasenbrock resolution is as follows:
Whereas, The time has come when a new court
house for Platte county has become a real ne
cessity to properly accommodate the various
county officials, and for the safe keeping of pub
I lie records and documents, the present building
being utterly inadequate for these purposes,
besides being incompatible with the rank and
dignity of Platte county; therefore,
Resolved, That this board call upon the cit
izens of Platte county for serious conideration
of the question of building a new court house,
and that steps be taken to secure at an early
date some public expression on this question.
The introduction of the resoluton placed the mat
ter spuarely before the board, and after it had been duly
considered and passed, another resolution was present
ed and adopted, as follows: v
Whereas, On January 12, 1910, a resolu
tion was adopted by the board of supervsors for
the consideration of a new court house for
Platte county, and afterwards on March 16
said matter was considered by the board, and
after due consideration action on this question
was deferred; therefore,
Resolved, By the board of supervisors of
Platte county that on the 13th day of Septem
ber, 1911, at 2 o'clock p. m.,the proposition
of building a new court house be made the or
der of business for that time, and an invitation
is hereby extended to the tax payers of Platte
county in general to be present and participate
in the discussion of said proposition.
Now there is the record of the county board up-to-
date on the matter. That Platte county needs a new
court house is a patent fact. Now the supervisors have
placed the matter before the people and asked for their
advice. We sincerely hope that the citizens will avail
themselves of the invitation and appear at the time de
signated, and let the members of the board know just
how they feel concerning the matters, in order that they
may be in position to act according to the wish of their
constituents when those wishes are made known.
We are glad to see the board take this action. Not
a tax payer in the county but knows we need a more
suitable and commodious place for the housing of valua
ble public records. It is not too much to hope and be
lieve that within a few months we shall see under con
struction a public county building that will, as Supervisor
Dasenbrock says, "be compatible with the rank and dignity
of Platte county. "
The Monroe Bridge.
Next Saturday the people of the townships of Loup
and Oconee will vote on the proposition of bonding their
respective townships for money to build a substantial
bridge across the Loup river south of the village of Mon
roe. This improvement has been suggested at various
times during the past years, but it was not until reecntly
that the matter took definite form, and arrangements
came to be made for its consummatioq.
There can be no sort of question but that the building
of this bridge will be a positive benefit to every mart who
owns property of any kind in either of the two townships.
Many of the Loup township farmers will be brought ten,
twelve and even fifteen miles closer to market, through
the opportunity to deliver their grain at Monroe, which
lies just across the river. Every foot of land in Oconee
township will be made more valuable because of the closer
proximity to a growing town and Monroe is bound to
grow with the increased business of the farmers across
It has been calculated that the proposed bonds will
mean an increase in real estate taxes amounting to seven
cents oer acre per year during the life of the bonds.
Surely no man can hold that this cost will not be justi
fied in the expenditure of the necessary amount to secure
the bridge. Why, the moment the bridge shall be opened
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selves. At the present time, if a resident of Oconee town
ship wishes to go across the river, he must take a route
that will carry him to Columbus or Genoa, thus making
a detour of twenty miles or more, when perhaps his ob
jective point lay within five miles in a direct line.
The bridge will be a good thing for all concerned.
It. certainly can harm no man, and will be a great boon
for the residents of each of those townships.
The Tramp EviL
The attention of our advertisers and readers is call
ed to the article on persistent advertising in this issue,
by Dundas Henderson. This is the first of a series of
artices by this author on this subject, and appeals to the
advertiser and the reader alike.
Ocassionally we hear some say that they do not read
advertisements, but they do, nevertheless; at least there
are very few indeed who do not, and those who do not
are usually not the people who are in positon to take
advantage of the special sales that are being continually
brought to their attention in a city of this size by enter
The time is past when the reader throws down the
paper after glancing over the news columns and no
thought of the advertising pages. Instead, they do not
consider that the task of scanning the paper is complete
until they have seen what the merchants have to ofTer.
They are coming to realize more and more each year,
that the art of writing advertisments has out grown the
shrieking, haphazard methods of a few years ago, and
that it is truly an art within itself that the successful
ad writer must combine the skill and eye of an artit
with the persuasive art of a salesman.
The author of these articles, Mr. Dundas Henderson,
is one of the leading authorities in the subject of adver
tising in the country and is at the present time adver
tising manager of one of the greatest establishments, in
the city of Chicago. Through his long experience, he
has acquired a thorough knowledge of this subject, and
we are glad j to be able to present this series of articles
to our readers.
According to James Forbes, director of the National
Association for the prevention of Mendicancy, 250,000
men are tramps in his country today because they choose
to be. He says the number is on the increase rather
than on the decrease. Mr. Forbes, who is regarded as
the best authority we have on this subject, considers the
tramp a national menace and offers some good evidence
to prove his point. For instance, he declares that from
trampdom come many, if not most, of the criminals in
and out of the penitentiaries.
The unknown workingman forced to seek employ
ment on the byways is not to be confounded with the pro
fessional tramp. The tramp is a man without visible
means of support, or desire for it, trying to live entrely
in listless idleness. Tramp conditions could not help
but breed crime. No argument is needed, therefore, to
convince people that the tramp is a big element in crim
inality as well as economic waste.
Moreover, Mr. Forbes finds that trampdom recruits
its army largely from the ranks of boys with "energy,
imagination and a healthy thirst for adventure," and
that such boys are found to a large extent in what are
known as "railroad towns. " There he would begin the
movement for curbing the tramp habit. He would do
this by a course of education among the boys, employing
moving pictures and other means of settng it forth to the
m, as vividly and convincingly as passible, the evils and
perils of tramp life before it has effectually appealed to
In theory the preventive remedy seems promising.
Certainly, society finds it more of an uphill task to re
form the seasoned tram p. r Merely putting him in prison
has not done and probably will not do it. Much better
results are to be expected by beginning on the waywardly
inclined boy and letting him see without feeling by ex
perience what an undesirable existence a tramp leads.
Yet, that will not get rid of the tramps we already have
on hand, nor, perhaps, readily turn all boys away from
the attractions of a roving life. The prisons and work
houses will still have their part to play for those who
insist that society owes them a living without any return.
When It gets to'rda evenln', an' the husu
comes to th day.
An the shadders lengthen ia a kind o
All th' work la over, an th people saun
With their eyes reflectln all th peace
that's In th sky.
That's th' time I like beat, when th' sua
Is goln down
An a country-quiet sort o whispers
through th town.
Seems th' sky sets clearer, aa th' grass
gets greener yet.
Ab th' folks that's worried finds there's
somethin' to forget;
Little breese comes croonln o' nowhere.
an' It lifts
All th' buds an' blossoms till a breath
o' perfume drifts
On an' on. an cheers you. aa you know
the world is good
An you kind o wonder why you never
Gettln on to'rds evenln. with th' drowsy
hum o bees
When they take their packs up an' say
good bye to th trees.
Sunshine gettln' level, an' th' sky a-gat-
With a golden glory on a white cloud
Like to Just set quiet an enjoy th' world
An to watch th blossoms as they let
their petals falL
Gettln' on to'rds evenln' well It's Just
that way with life;
Little day o' worry, an o' fuss an' fret
Then th peaceful promise that comes
sighln' from th west.
An' th' hour o' quiet as we set our minds
Gettln' on to'rds evenln. when there ain't
a sound that mars.
An' we wait the twilight that will bring
th friendly stars.
One Rattermanic organ in the county finds fault with
Judge Robison's statement that he regrets his friends
were disappointed in his defeat. Of course his friends
were disappointed; and the election returns show that
many of them live in his opponent's old home town.
But cheer up; we have another chance.
Last fall the democrats cast abou 2,250 votes on
the average, after a red-hot campaign. What part of
that is 1,356?
In 1908 the democrats won the election on three
issues : the election of precinct assessort, the bank guaranty
law and non-partisanship of judical and school officers.
Stand by your guns, gentlemen, and let Ratterman and
Lecron see just what that means. Robison and Braun
are good men and capable.
Judge Ratterman thanks the people of Platte county
for "the flattering endorsement received at the recent
primary." With sixty per cent of the members of his
own party voting "we want a change," the endorsement
can hardly be called flattering.
"Know what I'm going to paint on,
"A raw turkey.
critics can roast
Then the dodgasted
it as much as they
The democratic campaign text book of 1908 cried "We
want a change" in regard to many things. Thirteen
hundred and fifty-six democrats at the late primary said
the same thing about the present county judge.
Ill TIMES GONE BY
Interesting Happenings of Many
Years Ago, Taken From the
Files of This Paper.
Forty Years Ago.
Considerable excitment was oc
casioned on account of a murder which
had been committed at the head os
Shell creek in Madison county. Two
strangers were arrested but were re
leased for lack of evidence.
Ten Years Ago.
W. M. Kern came to Columbus to
commence his work as city superin
tendent. Carl Roth and Alwinni WoolfT were
Li I lie, a twelve year old daughter
of E. Pilling, of Creston, was burned
Thirty Years Ago.
The repairs on the Platte river
bridge had been so far carried out that
teams were becrinnine to cross and it
was expected that it would be finished
within a week.
The teacher's institute was in ses
sion. Among the teachers enrolled
were some who are still well known
here M. Brugger, and Miss Helen
Lightner (Mrs. H. S. Elliott.)
Twenty Years Ago.
The St. Edward papers spoke very
hiehlv of a young teacher of that
neighborhood who had been elected to
a position in the Columbus schools.
The young man was I. H. Britell.
The Platte county Fanner's Allian
ce held a big meeting to ratify the
action of the populist county convention.
Five Years Ago.
Mrs. H. J. Hudson died after a
long illness. She was the mother of
Mesdames J. C. Echols, C. E. Pollock,
RichardJenkinsonandJ. II. Galley, all
of whom are still residents of Colum
E. H. Jenkins died suddenly at his
home in this city.
Hugh Hughes was home from a vis
it to his old home in Wales.
D. P. Mahoney and Miss Anna Nel
son, of Platte Center, were married.
The bride died within a few months
after their marriage.
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The man with the sarcastic grin Is
having fun with the man with the
"And you wear a cabbage leaf In
your bat to avoid sunstroke," Jeers
the man with the sarcastic grin.
"Well. I've never had a sunstroke and
I never wore a cabbage leaf In my
At this the man with the confiding
air livens up.
"You don't have to." he replied.
"You've got a cabbage bead In your
hat all the time."
When their friends separated them
it was noted that one had lost his
sarcastic grin and the other his con
"The say your uncle, who has Just
come home from the army, Is terribly
addicted to swearing. Is that true?"
"Well, you know how our parrot
"When Uncle Henry first came her
he made a few remarks near the bird,
and It came over toward him and
said: 'Say. you better get In this cage.
I've lost my Job."
"What Is the matter with our candi
date?" asks the first politician. "He
wires me that he Is too HI to speak
"He made a mistake," explained the
second politician. "Inadvertently he
smoked one of the cigars be had
bought to hand out to the voters."
Ssalthson I couldn't get along wlta
two oflce boys.
Jackson Ain't enough work, eh?
8mltason Not that, but they
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More people, men and women, are
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"She says her husband always
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confides the first acquaintance.
"Well." says the second, "I don't
think It Is right for a woman to beat
her husband that way."
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