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TWICE A WEEK
N EWS. Kntblihnl Nov. 6. 1 m
liKRALD, Establnhed April 16. WA S
Ceruolklated Jan. 1. 1W6
TLATTSMOUTn, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, li)0
VOL. XLV NO. 75
AN OLD SETTLER DIES
George E. Sayles of Cedar Creek
Passes Away Early
George E. Sayles, one of the leading
charade's of Cedar Creek, an old set
tler of that vicinity died at h!s home in
that village at 8 o'clock this morning.
Mr. Sayles had resided in Cass county
ever since 1857, having come to this
county from 111., with his parents, and
lived with them on a farm in Eight
Mile Grove precinct until he began
business for himself. In 1880 he open
ed a store of general merchandise at
Cedar Creek which he conducted for
many years. He was also postmaster
at Cedar Creek and a member of the
Afterward he was engaged in the
grain business at the same place and
later at Plattsmouth. The deceased
was born in Dover N. H., April 21, 1848,
and was in his sixty-second year at
the time of his death. On July 4th,
1870, he was married to Miss Frances
A. Cooley, who with one son and four
daughters survive him.
Their eon, George R. Sayles, is a
resident of this city. The daughters
are: Mrs. Andrew Fudge of Virginia,
Mrs. W. H. Seybert and Miss Ruth
Sayles of Cedar Creek and Miss Eva E.
Sayles, of Omaha.
The funeral will occur at 1 p. m.
Thursday. Rev. J. H. Salsbury will
conduct the service.
Thrall Bound Over.
Saturday morning . County Attorney
Ramsey filed a complaint against Fred
Thrall, Jr., charging him with assault
with intent to kill and assault with in
tent to great bodily injury. The ac
caused was immediately brought into
court where he waived preliminary ex
amination and was bound over to the
district court, his boud being placed at
$1,000. The prisoner was unable to
furnish bond Saturday and again re
manded to jail. He will be tried at the
May term of court.
Died in the Hospital.
Georgia Smith Cllne died last Friday
at the hospital at Lincoln after under
going an operation. Her remains were
' brought to Plattsmouth and interred in
Oakwood Cemetery yesterday. The de
ceased was born February 9, 1891 and
was a granddaughter of Mrs. Dr.
Schildknecht, and had resided in Platts
mouth for a long time.
Plattsmouth Boy Promoted.
The dispatches Saturday announced
the appointment of George W. Vallery,
for many years general agent of the
Burlington at Denver, as general man
ager of the Colorado Midland. This
company operates a line from Denver
to Colorado Springs and Pueblo, west
to Ogden with several branches running
north and south to Utah points. Mr.
Vallery is an old Plattsmouth boy, and
his many friends in this part of the
country will rejoice with him in his
JUST GOOD CLOTHES !
That's all that we pretend
to carry, is just yood clothes.
We don't try and carry ex
treme or extravagant clothes
just good clothes. Clothes
that cost enough to be good,
and that are as good as they
cost. If you want to be
economical buy good clothes.
They are cheapest in the
long run, and you will run a
long ways before you find
better ones than we sell.
Special discounts this month
on winter goods.
C. E. Wescotps Sons
"Where Quality Counts.
Tall and Sherman.
WASHINGTON. Feb, 10.-With sim
ple, but impression, ceremonies the
counting of the electoral vote for presi
dent occjrred today at a joint session
of the senate and house of representa
tives held in the chamber of the lower
Promptly at 1 p. m. Doorkeeper Lyon
announced the arrival of the vice presi
dent and the senate of the United
States. The procession moved slowly
down the center aisle, and the seats
assigned were at once occupied, the
vice president mounting the rostrum
and taking position to the right of the
speaker. The entire joint body stocd
until Vice President Fairbanks brought
his gavel down. He then announced
that the houses were assembled pursu
ant to the requirements of the constitu
tion and the laws of the United States.
Senators Burrows of Michigan and
Bailey of Texas and Representatives
Gaines of West Virginia and Rucker of
Missouri acted as tellers.
The count consumed exactly forty
The tellers then reported that Wil
liam II. Taft and James S. Sherman
had received 321 votes and that Wil
liam J. Bryan and John W. Kei n had
received 162 votes. Only 242 votes
were necessary to elect. The vice pre
sident announced that Taft and Sher
man had received more than the requis
ite majority and that "this announce
ment should be deemed a sufficient de
claration of the persons elected presi
dent and vice president of the United
States, each for the term beginning
March 4, 1909, and shall be entered to
gether with a list of the votes on the
journals of the senate and house of re
presentatives. Dies at Weeping Water.
The State Journal of Saturday gives
the following account of the death of
Josiah Timblin one of the early settlers
of the vicinity of Weeping Water:
Josiah Timblim, one of the old settlers
of Cass county died here Friday. He
was seventy-seven years old, but a few
days before his death. He had resided
near and in Weeping Water forty-two
years. He is survived by three sons,
five daughters, three brothers and four
sisters and his wife. The sons are
George and William, living near here,
and Jasper, a student at Wesleyan uni
versity. The daughters are Mrs. Zel
ota Pickett of Pender, Mrs. M. Dwinell
of Palmyra, Mrs. C. R. Gilmore, Sam
antha, and Viola of Weeping Water.
Mr. Timblin was for more than fifty
years a member of the M. E. church.
The funeral will be held from the church
on Monday afternoon, conducted by
the pastor, Rev. H. W. Cope. Mr
Timblin is a brother of F. M. Timblin
of Weeping Water.
I Asks lor New Cuardian.
! In the county court Saturday, J. E.
I Douglass as attorney for Leona Edger
, ton, a minor, filed a petition asking
! that Mrs. Mary Edgerton be removed
ns guardian of said minor and that she
1 be allowed to name a guarinn for her
; Fclf. A hearing will be h:id on Febr
Don't overlook the commerical club
meeting tomorrow night.
TWO RAILROAD WRECKS
Burlington and Missouri Pacific Each Have Serious Smash-Up
Doing Consiberable Damage.
Fatal Wreck Near Union.
Passenger train No. 104 southbound
on the M. P. yesterday morning, met
with a wreck near Union which cost
P. T. Barnum his life. Mr. Barnum,
familliary called "Tom" was riding in
the smoker when the accident occurred,
and was seated by the side of Mr. Mc
Encme when the car left the track, and
grasped the seat infront and tried to
save himself but tha impact from the
chair car in the rear was so strong that
he was hurled against the iron base of
the water tank with such force that his
scull was crushed, and he died shortly
after being taken from wreck.
The accident occurred jut south of
the first bridge north of Union, and
was caused by the baggage car leaving
the tnck shortly before the "Y" was
reached and when the wheels struck
the "Y" the car broke loose from the
engine and followed the "Y" overturn
ing the baggage and smoking car.
Many passengers were more or less
Ellect ol a Bottle ol Wine a Day.
Kurz and Kraeplin estimated that
after comsuming eighty grams of
alcohol to a man for twelve successive
days the working capacity of that in
dividual's mind was lessened from 25
per cent to 40 per cent. Smith found
that after the same period the power
to memorize was reduced 70 per cent,
and the power to add was impaired 40 1 in Chicago, it will be slaughtered and
per cent. Forty to eighty grams of cured in South Omaha, and will doubt
alcohol are equal to a half-bottle or a less give a great stimulus to trade in
bottle of ordinary wine. Professor j this section. It will take upwards of
AschafFenburg, referring to these ex-1 20,000 cattle to fill the order, and they
periments, points the obvious moral: j must be good stock.
The so-called moderate drinker, who j
consumes his bottle of wine as a mat- Commerical Club.
ter of course each day with his dinner, j
ami Ti'Vir. HfinKMpao umntil tnrnri tVtnt t
, . .,. , .,, ... .
he is never under the influence of liquor
-is in reality never actually sober
from one week's end to another.
Items ot Interest Concerning the Going and Coming of
People You Know.
II. E. Coleman, of Greenwood was a
Plattsmouth visitor yesterday.
Dick Osburn is entertaining his cousin
R. R. Knight of Centralia, Kan.
Mrs. Dr. Elster has been spending a
few days with friends at Auburn.
G. J. Halmes and wife are spending
a few days with friends at Plainview.
A. W. Neihart of Elmwood, was a
Plattsmouth visitor at the end of week.
J. P. Cross of Union was in the city
on jury duty the forepart of the week.
W. N. Minford returned to his duties
a member of the special panel yester
day. E. E. Craig, Constable of the village
of Greenwood was in the city yester
day. Miss Lillian Bookmeyer spent Sunday
with her mother and sisters in this
Mrs. Emily Morrison and daughter,
Edna, spent Saturday in the metrop
olis. Miss Lillian Fitch was in the city
Saturday looking after the interests of
J. G. Richey went to Lincoln yester
day and will spend a few weeks with
Chancellor Phillips left Thursday for
Denver where he will visit friends for
a short time.
Misses Ella and Anna Carlson went
to Havelock Saturday to visit relatives
for a few days.'
George M. Porter, the general rep
resentative of the Omaha Bee, was in
the city Saturday.
William Stohlman, of Center pre
cinct was attending to business matters
in this city yesterday.
C. H. Baily of Elmwood arrived yes
terday to take up his duties as juryman
at the present term of court.
Martin B. Ilouk of Omaha was in the
city last week long enough to close out
his real estate interests here.
Miss Addie Stokes of Murray, man
ager of the independent phone was a
Plattsmouth visitor Thursday.
Mrs. J. M. Leek returned from Mis
souri yesterday where she was attend
ing the bed side of a sick friend.
John T. Coleman of St. Joe, Mo.
came in Thursday evening to visit his
parents, J. C. Coleman and wife.
A Wreek en Burlington.
As Burlington train No. 6 came down
the line from Omaha this morning an
accident occurred near Oreapolis which
resulted in wrecking the engine of the
heavy Denver and Chicago train.
Engineer Moore was bo badly injured
that at the time of going to press it
was thought he would not survive. He
sustained a broken leg and several
br.iken ribs and internal injuries from
which he could not recover.
The accient was caused by the bridge
force not getting their pilcdriver out of
the Way of the passenger train in time
to let it pass.
The passengers on the train were
badly shaken up being thrown against
the seats by the sudden stopping of the
It is reported that no flagman was
out to warn the approaching through
train as was the usual custom, and the
engineer could not determine that the
piledriving engine wa on his track un
til too close to save his train.
England Wanta the Beat.
The English government has signed
a contract with the Armour Packing
Company for 3,000,000 pounds of corn
ed beef. This is tho first order from
across the water since the big sanitary
scandal in Chicago, and the packers are
consequently feeling quite jubilant.
While most of this meat will be canned
Regular meeting Tuesday evening,
; Feb. ICth at 8 o'clock at Coates' hall,
- Special feature - Address by John
' Steinhart of Nebraska City.
T. M. Carter and his son-in-law A. A.
Garser, of Middlewater, Texas, visited
at Blair for a few days last week.
Mrs. Wash. Smith returned to her
home at Omaha yesterday after a
pleasant visit with friends in this city.
Prof. M. Fogg of the state university
was one of the judges at the debate
between Auburn and this city Thursday.
Mrs. P. E. RufTner went to Nehawka
Thursday of last week to visit her
sister, Mrs. Kirkpatrick for a few
John E. McGinnis, of South Bend,
returned yesterday to take up his duties
as a juryman at the present term of
Jacob Paash, of Fremont, returned
to his home Thursday after a pleasant
visit with his daughter Mrs. V. T.
William Gilmour the veteran Platts -
mouth Precinct Republican was in the J
city Saturday, taking the noon train to
Joseph Mullen, of Elmwood, a demo- ;
j mtic war norse of
was in 1
the city on soldier relief business Wed- j
Frank O'Neal left Thursday for Bas- j
sett, Neb., from there he will go over-1
land to Curans to look after some busi- j
A. N. McCrory a prosperous farmer
of near Elmwood was summoned as a 1
juror for the special pannel returned to !
this city yesterday.
Mrs. S. S. Johnson of Elmwood was)
in the city latter part of the week at- j
tending the trial over the contest of j
her husband's will.
Miss Augusta Bunnick, of Coleridge,
fcTL. . I I I .1 . .....
ixuu., wno nas oeen ine guest or Wil
liam Puis and family for a time left
for her home Thursday.
George Schoemann is enjoying a vis
it from his son Matt of Enid, Okla.
-lau na8 ucen a resident on a farm
i nt'ar Etli(1 for the nilst flftcen y1'"".
Miss Ella Anderson who has been
visiting friends at Lincoln returned
Thursday and left for Greenwood to
visit Miss Cristie Biggs fos a short
Emil Holmberg, wife and family left
Plattsmouth for Knox county Saturday,
where they will engage in farming,
Mr. Holcmberg having purchased land
Alcohol Plant lor Llnooln.
Senator Burkett has introduced an
amendment to the agricultural appro
priation bill appropriating $.10,000 for
an experimental denatured alcohol fac
tory at Lincoln. It was thought the
department had funds at its command,
without a new appropriation, to put in
such a plant, but Secretary Wilson on
investigation informs Senator Burkett
that it has no such available cash. Ac
cordingly effort will be made for espec
ial appropriation, of which $20,000 will
go into machinery and $10,000 intobuild
ing; the site to be provided by the Ne
braska agricultural experiment station
authorities. This would produce a
plant of ten times the capacity of the
small one in Washington, or 1,000 gal
lons of alcohol a day, and would give op
portunity to test the value of the by
products secured incident to making
Call and Seethe Piano.
The public is cordially invited to call
at the sales room of the Plattsmouth
Music Company in the Riley Block south
of the postoflice and see the fine How
ard piano which the News-Herald will
give away on the 3d of April. This is
an instrument which Mr. Becker has
been regularly selling at $300, the price
in Omaha being $325. The manufactur
ers have been making pianos for over
fifty years and the experience gained in
that length of time is embodied in this
fine instrument. Mr. Becker will take
pleasure in exhibiting It to anyone call
ing at his store. Never before has a
piano of this grade been offered in any
Something to Laugh At.
Next to a kiss a laugh is the most
popular thing in the world. The sup
ply of kisses is limited, being largely
controlled by n fair but capricious trust.
The supply of laughs, however, is prac
tically unlimited so long as you don't
get too grumpy to look for them, i
One reason for the remarkable success
of The Chicago Record-Herald is its
daily recognition of the value of kindly,
wholesome fun. t The "Alternating
Currents" column of S. E. Riser, the
humorist and poet, is one of the bright
est things in American journalism.
There is always a smile or a good laugh
in Ralph Wilder's cartoons, bringing a
cherry greeting as you pick up the
paper each morning.
But it is in The Sunday Record
Herald that one finds the most chuck
les. The colored comic section is full
of laughter for young and old, and these
amusing illustrations are free from the
vulgarity and mischievous suggestions
that have barred so many comic sec
tions from refined homes. Then there
is always a lit of high-class humor in
the Sunday Magazine of The Record-
I Herald, led by Swell Ford's inimitable
Shorty MK'abe stories. The delectable
Shorty, we understand, is to appear
every other Sunday throughout the pre
sent year. No other character in fic
tion, unless it be Mr. Dooley, can match
I him as a funmaker. As long as Shorty
i and his devoted Sadie are on deck there
will bo fomething worth-living for.
Record Herald has the right
('lean humor doubles the wel-
1 come of u K"(1 newspaper.
Don't overlook the Commerical
meeting tomorrow night.
to the muzzle with new goods and we don't
care how soon the people know it. Times arc improving,
business is improving, people are imtroving, everything
is improving except the weather and you can't improve
that because it isn't made to be bossed. Have vou tried
our Plattsmouth brand of M
H. M. SOENNICHSEN
ADULT BIBLE CLASS
Conference to the Herald in Ian
col n Mnrch Second and
There has arisen within the Sunday
school the past few years, one of the
mightiest forces that has yet been seen
in this important field of religious ed
ucation. The organized Adult Bible
Class movement at first spoiadic in its
growth, finally adopted as a part of
the international Sunday School Associ
ation work, has attained a growth not
heretofore known of any other move
ment in so short a time. In l'M only
two State Associations had an Organ
ized Adult department, but today there
are few states which do not have a live
and flourishing Adult department. Ne
braska was one of the first states to
Incorporate this department, after its
formal adoption by the International
Association, and it is therefore fitting
that Nebraska should be one of the
states in which there is to be held with
in a few weeks, an Institute or Confer
ence on Adult Bible Class Work, led by
tho International Superintendent, W.
C. Pearce of Chicago. Mr. Pearce is
on a tour including some of tho largest
eastern cities, coming to Nebraska
from Des Moines, and going from here
to Denver. The Conference dates have
been set for March 2 and 3 in Lincoln.
The subjects to be considered embrace
practically all the questions and prob
lems met in the organization and main
tenance of tho Organized Bible Class
work. It is one meeting during 1909
which Sunday School and other religious
workers should not miss, for the inter
change of ideas will be especially help
ful to all delegates. It is hoped that
many of the denominational leaders be
present, and especially is it desired lhat
organized classes throughout the state
be represented by at least one delegate.
Full information may be secured by
writing to the Slate Sunnay School As.
sociat ion office in Lincoln.
Make the Com do the Work.
Three thousand argora goats herded
out on the bruslicovcred foothills of
California are going to do some hard
work for Uncle Sam during the coming
two years beginning this spring. The
experiment will be unique both as a
stock raising proposition and as an
engineering and tree culture problem.
The little white animals whose long
wool is of such gnat value are going to.
be put to no less a task than construct
ing mile after mile of fire line through
the bushy chaparral growth in the
National Forests, saving much labor by
the United States Forest Service
engineers and making way for fore
station by merchantable trees. Not
the least important feature of the ex
periment, which for the first two years
will be confined to the Lassen Forest,
is the fact that the task will be per
formed during the regular grazing by
the goats which will not even realize
they are doing a valuable work.
Union Hotel Curncd.
About 2:u(t o'clock Fiiday morning
lire destroyed the hold at Union. It
was a two Moiy frame structuie mid
had served for hotel purposes many
years. Tl.c loss is placed at $:,0('0.
Wise Talks by IhcOMice Boy
You can take my word for it-whatever
a fellow hopes to be.he will be, unless he
gets on the wrong car. Whenever I hear
one those worldly wise chaps using that
expresesion, "Where do I get off?" I
always feel like edging up and saying,
"Put him ofF at Plattsmouth because he
will then know just where he is going to
get off and we will all know where he is
getting off. We know that he will get
off better than he expected for the
simple reason that we are primed
& J coffee? Then you can't f