The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, January 25, 1909, Image 1
The MewsHeralb TWICE A WEEK NKWS. F.Mallihrt Nov. 5. 1!I H KHALI). Established April 16. 1A Contolid.Ud Jan. 1. l'X PLATTSMOUTn, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 2., li0! VOL. XLV NO. 1 EDISON ON FUTURE "Wizard" Sees Beautiful Houses! at Low Cost and Other ) Improvements j The next era will mark the most j wonderful advancement in invention that the world has ever known or hop-1 ed for. So vast will that advance be that we can now have scarcely any con ception of its scope, but already a great many of the inventions of the future are assured. It is only of those which I regard as practical certainties that I speak here, says Thomas H. Edison in the New York Times. "First-Within the next 20 or 30 i years-and it will start within the next two or three concrete architectuie will take enormous strides forward; the art of moulding concrete will be perfect ed and, what is equally important cheapest; there will rise up a large number of gif ted architccts.and through their efforts cities and towns will spring up in this country beside which Turn er's picture of ancient Rome and Carth age will pale into nothingness and the buildings of the Columbian exposition will appear common. But great ex pense will not attend this; it j will be done so that the poor will be able to enjoy houses more beautiful than the rich now aspire to, and the man earn ing $1.50 a day, with a family to sup port, will be better housed than the man of today who is earning $10. "Second - Moving picture machines will be so perfected that the characters will not only move, but will speak, and all the accessories and effects of the stage will be faithfully produced on the living picture stage. This, of course, will not be done as well as on the regu lar stage, but its standard will approach very near to that, and the fact that such entertainment will be furnished for five cents will draw vast numbers of the working classes. The result will be that the masses will have the ad vantage of the moral of good drama, they will find an inexpensive and im proving way of spending an evening and the reign of the saloon will end. "Third-In perhaps 15 or 20 years depending on the financial condition of the country the locomotive will pass almost altogether out of use and all our main trunk railways will be operated by electricity. "Fourth-A new fertilizer will spring into existence, containing a large per centage of nitrogen. This will be drawn from the air by electricity, and w ill be used to increase the arability of the land. Even now this is done to a large extent in Sweden. "Fifth -All our water power will be utilized by electricity to an extent now almost unthought of, and will be used with great advantage, both industrially and for railroads. "Sixth A successful aerial naviga tion will be established -perhaps for mails and will achieve a sound, prac tical working basis. "Seventh A new force in nature of some sort or other will be discovered by which many things not now under stood will be explained. We unfortu We are discounting all winter suits and over coats 10 to 25 per cent. These are not old out of style goods but new first ( lass "Quality" merchan dise. A genuine dis count and a genuine sav ing for you. Everybody treated alike. : C. E. Wescott's Sons, i "Where Quality Counts." H-HHtHtll'HfUI'K-tl f MH nately have only five senses; if we had eight we'd know more. "Eight We will realize the possibili ties of our coal supplies better and w ill learn how to utilize them so that 90 per : cent of the e'..iciency will not be thrown away, as it is today. I "Finally, let it be said, hardly any piece of machinery now manufactured is more than 10 per cent perfect. As the years go on this will be improved upon tremendously; more automatic machinery will be devised and articles of comfort and luxury will be produced in enormous numbers at such small cost that all classes will be able to enjoy the benefits of them." These are some of the inventions which the world is awaiting which it is sure of seeing realized. Just how they will be realized is what the inventors are working now to determine. ADDRESSED THE MEN James B. Wooten Delivered A Must Interesting Lecture Thursday Evening. The Brotherhood of the Presbyterian church of this city gave another of the(r popular oyster Buppers last Thurs day night in the parlois of the church. A large number of the men of the city were invited, and although the fog was dense and the street light were not turned on, yet a fine attendance greet ed the management. The preparation of the "stew" was in the hands of ex perienced men such as W. J. Streight, Dr. W: B. Elster and Mr. Hanks, and was excellently flavored and came to the banquet table smoking -hot. The entire program was presided over by Mr. Cooper, president of the Brother hood, and he soon made every guest feel comfortable. The soup was serv ed by B. A. McElwain, Will Warga, G. L. Farley and Mr. Hanks, and a more obliging bunch of waiters were never seen in the city, and be it said to their credit that not one of them even hinted that a tip would aid materially in obtaining speedy service. After all had feasted, Mr. Cooper made a few felicitous remarks concerning the Broth erhood and introduced Rev. Salsbury, who also made a postprandial speech and introduced the speaker of the even ing, Mr. James B. Wooten, local editor of the Omaha Bee, who entertained the company for nearly an hour on the sub ject of Jouralism. The lecture was carefully prepared, and delivered with out oratorical flourish and wan listened to witn the closest attention. Many expressions of commendation were heard on all sides for the able and in teresting address. At the close of the lecture, Hon R. 1!. Windham moved 1 that the company extend a vote of ! thanks? to Mr. Wooten for the able ad dress just listened to. A standing vote was taken. Opporunity was then given to any one who desired to ask Mr. Wooten any question touching his lec ture upon which information might be sought. A profitable half hour was Bpent in this way. About 10:30 the company dispersed, hoping for another opportunity to hear Mr. Wooten on any subjeit he may choose. I H I rrt I I M II HHIM tin I IttS-it I .' i vmzw i d n i r. no i h k; i A representative of the News-Hkr ai.d visited the thriving little city of Union last week and found the people astir and doing business, as is their custom. We found the hotel, which has been conducted by a man named Mr. Shaeffer for some time past, now under the management of Daniel Farn ham and his estimable wife, who are conducting the hostelry in fine shape and doing a nice business. The next was the blacksmith shop of W. W. Wolfe, where we found Will and his clever assistant, Edward Chitcster, busily engaged shoeing horses. Their good business speaks well for the kind and character of their work, which keeps them humping to care for it all. We found the genial editor of the Led ger, C. L. Graves, sticking type and looking after the ever elusive item, wearing a happy smile derived from a pleasant and profitable occupation. No one can say but that Editor Graves is a hustler and a very popular man. We were pained to see the business place of Louis C. Curtiss, the barber, closed on account of his poor health, he having not recovered sufficiently since leaving the hospital, where he underwent an operation for "appendi citis and who is now trying to recover his strength at Green Castle, Mo. His next neighbor, C. W. Clark, the pro prietor of the restaurant and barber shop was busily engaged looking after business, but found time to extend a cordial greeting, then went on shaving. At the drug store of A. E. Stites we found that gentleman attending the wants of his customers, while his clerk was making some improvements in the store which would add to the conven ience of the place. At the store of Robert Frans, we found Ray busily en gaged marking new goods, of which they are now receiving large quantities for the supplying of their large trade. He was assisted by the two lady clerks, who look after the welfare of the many customers. At the implement store of the Banning Bros, we found the genial Joe transacting business with a com mercial traveler and looking after the wants of the many customers, who were callers at his place of business. Joe stopped his whistling long enough ti exchange a few words with us nnd say that the past year had been one of prosperity for him and that he was well satisfied with the result. At the tem percneo billiard hall of the Gruber Bros, we found a number engaged in a pleasant game of pool, and all good natured and pleasant. At the bank Mr. Will Reynolds was in charge and busiiy casting up a column of figures, while Mr. John R. Peirson, the presi dent of the bank, was out clerking for the sale which was being held at the farm of Mr. Hargus. At the store of J. A. Talkington, we found a crowd so that it was some time before wo were afforded an opportunity to transact business with that gentleman. We found Mr. Talkington a very agreeable gentleman and doing a good trade Former Ciliien Dies. Jacob Volk a former Cass county citizen died at the home of his brother near Pekin, 111., last Thursday. Satur day his remains were brought to Platts mouth, and Sunday interred at the Waldrat cemetery by the side of his wife. Mr. Volk was a brother of Hon. M. L. Friedrich's wife and also a brother of Jacob Tritsch's wife. His remains were accompanied from Illinois by his brother, John Volk, and his sister, Miss Lizzie Volk. The deceased went to Pekin, Illinois, last fall to spend the winter atthe home of his childhood, and fell sick there a few days ago and died rather suddenly in the 55th year of his age. Jacob Volk j was born near Pekin June 7th, 1851, ! and came to Nebraska when quite a j young man. He was married to Miss! Sarah Terryberry of this county, and to them one son was born, viz. William Volk who survives his parents. Mrs. Volk died some years Bgo. Besides his son Mr. Volk is survived by two broth ers and three sisters. His brothers be ing Blatz of Plainview and John of Pekin. His sisters are Miss Lizzie of Pekin and Mesdames M. L. Friedrich and Jacob Tristch of this city. The de ceased had the confidence and respect of his neighbors and acquaintances and his death is sincerely mourned by his mny friends. Tho Mejoitic, 5 and 10 ctnti. which was the result of strict attention to business. During the morning we found the tonsorial studio of George P. Barton closed as he was conducting a lunch counter at the sale, but in tho afternoon he was at his place of busi ness and greeted us with his customary smile and glad hand. The millinery store of Miss Lizzie Spangler was closed, she being called out of the city on some business matters of the store. At the store of Will R. Frans we found that worthy gentleman busy with evi dences that he was both happy and prosperous. At the postoflice we found the representative of your Uncle Samuel handing out the mail and good cheer to all callers. Vernon Arn whistled while he did up the meat for his many customers, who are numerous and well pleased with the service which he gives them. We found L. R. Upton busy with his customers, and improving a moment now and then to look over the morn ing's mail. With the business he is doing he is well pleased and is ably as sisted by that prince of good natured men, Gabriel Austin. At the business place of W. E. Stanton, there were many evidences of a well pleased pub lic with the work of that excellent gentleman. On tho streets we met Mr. McCarthy, of the firm of McCarthy & Sturm, who laughingly said that the farmers were too busily engaged at tending sales and looking for the ad vance of the price of corn to shell, and he wbs waitin r their pleasure. At the lumber yard of W. B. Banning, the senator, we found that worthy away, he being in attendance at the state Ucgislatuc at Lincoln, helping make new laws, we found Mr. Anderson looking after the many interests of the senator during his absence. James TUiney returned from the sale and told up that he was doing a good business and was satisfied with the stirring city as an abiding place, while uncle Reuben Foster was busily engaged in his wagon shop, repairing a buggy for a customer. The general character of the busi ness of the city was such as would favorably impress the stranger or casual visitor with the old adage that in Union is strength, and the city shows the truth of his statement. The city is well equipped for the transmission of intelligence. Besides some tight daily mails, the telegraph and three telephones are at the ser vice of the people. The Bell has a toll station, while a farmers mutual, has a large number of members and sub scribers, and the Plattsmouth Tele phono company, with toll station and an exchange. The farmers of the vic inity are supplied the mail daily by Amos McNamec and John Drouge, both gentlemen of pleasing address and good business ability. Many a town could well pattern after this stirring city and become more prosperous. With our visit at this place we were well pleased and note their happiness and prosperity with pleasure. LITTLE LOCALS. C. A. Marshall, dentist Wcsell the Monarch Malleable Range. Kroehler Brothers, Coates Block. Something new in post cards every week. Nemetz & Co. next to P.O. Some cigars are only cigars, but Pepperburg's "Buds"are a good smoke "Always reliable. When buying candies, why not buy tho best? We always have a fine line of the superior grades on hand. Ne metz & Co. next to P. O. OLD GOLD WANTED - Bring us your old gold watch'cases, rings, chains etc. Cash or goods for them. Silver also.-J. W. Crabill, Jeweler. fi'-l A new supply of sheet music has just been received by the Plattsmouth Music Company. All popular hits, Mc music sold at IJOc and 50c music at 25c. Took Prise at Omaha. A. R. Young was in the city a few days since and while in conversation with a representative of the News Ht:n.i.n, said he had received a prize on the seed corn which he had on ex hibition at the corn show at Omaha and which is of a very fine quality. Mr. Young is thoroughly convinced it pays to plant the best of seed. He has a largo quantity of this excellent corn for seeding. A New Serial Story. The News-Hkr. u.i) has made ar rangements for the publication oi a serial story which we feel confident will be appreciated by our readers. The title is "A Maker of Moons," and the first installment appearing today. Pushing a Good Work. The various correspondence schools throughout the country are yearly growing in popularity and now occupy an iniH)rtant place in the educational facilities of the nation. Maintaining a dace well in the van of these institu tions is the International Correspond ence Scools of Scranton, Pa. Mr. Chas. P. Stump, a representative of these schools, has been in this city for sever al days past and has enrolled several of our young people. He has had an at tractive display in Ascmiasen'a show window which has attracted consider able attention. RELIC OF OLD TIMES Colonel McMaken Has Copy of First Paper Published in Plattsmouth. On the 30th day of July, in the year 1857, was issued the first newspaper published in the city of Plattsmouth, The Jeffersonian, a copy of which when less than a year old being now in the hands of Col. II. C. McMaken. The paper in question is the property of M. E. Buttery, the engineer at the Hcisel rolling mills. Mr. Buttery has loaned the relic to Col. McMaken and it is kept among the collection of curios which j Uncle Henry has. The date of this; copy is May 8, 1 WW, that being the day on which the parents of Mr. Buttery were married, the ceremony taking place at the home of M. U White with whom Mr, Buttery was i i the giocery busi ness at the time. Mrs. Buttery, who was Miss Margaret Jenkins, and Mr. But tery were acquainted in Burlington, Iowa, whence they came to this place. The editor of the paper at the time was O. B. Ogden. We were particular ly interested in an advancement of the Burlington railroad, in which they claim to make the unprecedented time from Plattsmouth or Council Bluffs to Chic ago in seventy hours, and from Fort Des Moines in forty hours. They stat ed also that they had at that time a road running ten miles further west than any other road in the state of Iowa, the terminus nt that time being at Rome. The time which the Burlington now makes from Missouri liver points to Chicago is about one-seventh of the time made then. But when it is taken into consideration that the distance be tween here and Rome had to be made by stage the time might be considered good, as Rome is only thirty-seven miles west of Burlington. That was fifty years ago last spring and it may be that in another fifty years as great or greater changes will occur in the matter of transportation, as well as in many other things. The home merchants are fully pre pared to handle your business. ! f New Laundry I have recently opened up a laundry on South Sixth Street :: and shall he pleased to receive f: a share of the Plattsmouth trade. Our strong feature is :: handwork, eliminating the j: liability of injury to the cloth- I iug. A specialty will he made of fine shirt and collar work. If you have been dissatisfied with machine work give us a trial. Satisfaction guaranteed. L. R. HAMMERS, GENERAL MANAGER. CORONER'S INQUEST Held Over the Hody of John P. Thicker at Union List of Jurors. The account given in the issue of this paper of last Monday, in regard to the shooting of Mr. John P. Thacker, was practically correct, as we now learn the story. From the time of the shooting. Dr. Jacob Brendel, of Murray, and T. P. Livingston, of this city, gave the wounded man the most careful and painstaking medical attention, and all was done to save Mr. Thacker's life that could be done. A day or so before his death occurred it was observed that the patient was gradually growing weaker and weaker, and it was evident that he could not survive. At 12:30 Thursday morning, John P. Thacker died, at his home about four mites northeast of Union. That night Coro ner Clements, of Elmwood, held a coro ner's inquest. County Attorney Ram sey represented tho state, and Attorney Byron Clifrk represented John Clar ence, the man that did the shooting. Court Reporter Earl R. Travis, of this city, took the testimony at the hearing. Sheriff C. I). Quinton assisted the Cor oner in selecting the coroner's jury, and summoning the witnesses. Lee Thacker, Carter Albin, Earl Albin, Ira Clark, James Stevens, Lcnn Crawford, Dr. Jacob F. Brendel, and Dr. T. P. Livingston were witnesses and gave testimony at the inquest, and from what we can learn from disinterested persona there was some little conflict in the testimony, but the facts were practical- ly as related in these columns some days ago. The coroner's jury composed of the following named gentlemen E. T Com er, W. R. Cross, Charles Lake, A. L. Becker, J. D. Bramblet and J. L. Pell, after examining all the witnesses avail able brought in a verdict that Mr. Thacker "came to his death from gun shot wounds inflicted by John Clarence, Jr., "(a cripple) at the James Darrough farm four miles north and a half mile east of Union, Cass County, Neb., on January 15, 1909. The funeral of John P. Thacker was had at his home north of town, Friday, at 2 p. m. The services were conduct ed under the auspices of the Modern Woodman of America, of which order he was a member. He was also a mem ber of the A. W. U. W. The funeral was largely attended by his many friends.and his body was interred in the cemetery at Union. A widow and six children mourn his loss, and they have the sympathy of their many friends. Especially does the Nkws-Hkrai.d extend to the family t in! most sincere sympathy in their sor row and sad bereavement. Johnny Clarenco is now confined in the county jail. No complaint has yet been filled against Clarence by the County Attorney. It is believed that the defense in this action will be that of self-defense. Photo post cards of Taft at Platts mouth. Now on sale-Ten different views at 5c each. Nemetz & Co. next to P. O.