The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, February 18, 1909, Image 3
n WORLD'S OLDEST PARISH CLERK. Englishman Will Celebrate 103d Birth day in May. NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM VARIOUS SECTIONS. ALL SUBJECTS TOUGHED UPON Religious, Social, Agricultural, Pollt Jell and Other Matters Given Due Consideration. The Burlington road Is building a substantial addition to Its passenger depot In Aurora. A cow owned by O. C. Rasmussen af Oakland gave birth to triplets tho other day. August Swanson a well known York county farmer, sold last, week i corn crop from forty acres which, returned him $37.60 per acre, or a total of $1,504.00. ( ':nd Army rLS'9 generally united .vith tho pubic sihools in celj'mitir.j tv.' Lircoln nn u.crsarj' ' C. II. Sherman, formerly at Kear jey, has moved to Boise, Idaho, where he will engage In the lumber business. Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Monctte, former y of Omaha and now of Los Angeles, Cal., have made a gift of $5,000 in rash to the new Y. M. C. A. building jf tho former city. For the abduction of a ICyearold girl, tho daughter of Aaron Dorman 3f Shelby, U. Horner was sentenced to five years in tho penitentiary after plcadin? guilty. Ex-governor Sheldon and family, ipcompanied by a governess, Mr for 'ho governor's Mississippi plantation, where they w II make a stay . s?v--:il months before returning to Ne braska. Herman Taylor, a prominent stock feeder residing a mile south of Plain view, perished In the blizzard which raged there recently. He went out to care for his stock and evidently be came exhausted. During a fight at the Harder k. Victor Peterson and John Smith, Smith pulled a gun and shot at Peterson, one bullet striking him in the forehead glancing upward and out making a dangerous wound. Charles E. Benson of the firm ot Benson & Mover of Omaha, died in the Union racific depot at Kearney, He had Just returned from a trip to the Callaway branch attending to loan business for tho company and went from bis hotel to the depot Paul Blackcnshlp, the Burlington agent at Blue Springs, who bo mys teriously disappeared sometime ago and who it was feared had met with foul play, has been heard from at Ogden, Utah. His wife at Blue Springs received a telegram from him stating that he was all right. Marshal Mayflold found several sacks filled with brass hidden be hind a cobshed half burled in a clump of bushes in the north portion of Louisville. The brass Is supposed to have been taken from tho engines of John M. Jackman's mill, which was blown to nieces during tho recent storm, and from the railroad cars Mrs. S. Hulflsh of 'Harlan county met with quite a painful accident While sewing on the machine one of her flncers was caught by the needle, which passed through the en' tire finger, breaking oft in tho bone A nhvskian was called, whose ef forts to extract the needle were un successful, and she was compelled to go to the hospital at Elmwood. Jess Lake of Edgar was pretty bad ly shaken up In a runaway. He was helping Lincoln Stayner haul lumber when the team became frightened and started to run, and as Is usual on such occasions the neckyoke came down and Lake was thrown off tho load, and one limb was badly hurt thou?h it Is thought no bones were broken. In the cases against Albert Thomp son and Rov. Jerome Emanuel, pastor of the Christian church of Aurora, who were tried In tho police court, the charge being fighting, Thompson was Judged guilty by Judge Rogers and fined $3 and costs, amounting to about $12 In all: and the minister was acquitted on the ground of self defense. , As Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Colson are planning to leave Oakland In tho near future, for their new homo at Lodge Pole, Neb., a company of tholi relatives, forty-five In number. swooped down upon them and took possession of their home for an old fashioned surprise. A goodly lot of eatables had been provided, and these were disposed of with "picnic relish." II. C. Smith and F. M. McElwee of Franklin were called to the country. and returning to town came very near freezing. When they got within two miles of town their team re fused to come farther against the heavy wind. Smith was compelled to lend the team all the way In. He lost his hat and the storm was so bad ho was compelled to lead the tpam walking backwards. He had a close call from freer.lng to death. After a vigorous debate In which tlfl Question of cost was brougjit forth as tho most serious consldera tlon the bill appropriating $200,000 for the establishment and malnten anco of a building twine plant at tho stale penltei.tlary was rocommcndeJ by the house committee if tho whole, 'or passage. A flro broke out In the mercantile wtore of Armstrong and Ward, at Rushvlllo, and completely destroyed (lie store building of II. C. Dale; fur niture store of J. M. Grubb; store biilldln? of M. T. Musscr snd that of Donald Brown. London. The proudest and one of the happiest men in Cornwall. Eng land, Is James Came, who lives in a cottage in the village of St. Colutnbo Minor, who on May 3 next will cele brate his one hundred ami third birthday. He Is u pleasant spoken and most communicative man, and In giving an outline of his family his tory told how he bad come of a long lived race. His grandfather. John Carue, who diej in 1M1 In his eighty first year, had acted as verger In the old Church of St. Columbo Minor for 0 years; lie was succeeded by his son .loiin, wno, alter serving tor oi Juts CrfW, i teir Old, and the Church of St Coiwnbs Minor. a- S years, died at tne age or m. me present Jam-s Cnrno then became verger and parish clerk, and up to the present day has carried tint those du ties. With the exception of missing one Sunday's services. Carne has for 51 years attended to bis duties ut the parish church twice every Sunday The villagers s.iy be Is a veritable walking prayer book. In the earlier days of his parish clerkship it wan customary for him to walk up mid down the aisl playing bis flute, ami so lead the village choir. This instru mental accompaniment was the fore runner of a church band, which was considered finite a grand feature and consisted of a Mute, a clarionet and bass viol, with the later addition of a cornopean. Tne bandsmen practiced In the quaint old parlor of the village "pub." hard-by. Carne says tho hymn, "Oh Be Joy fill," was sung nt every Sunday morn Ing service for 50 years. 1 tils cer tainly saved band practice and the congregation front learning new hymns. In the early years the congre gation used always to repeat the last two lines of the psalms and hymns the completion of each repetition be ing wound up with a loud "Amen James Carne's health still keeps good, and It Is only In the last, five or six years that he has worn glasses He spends much of his time working in his garden. He Is a non-smokei and practically a teetotaler, and wa originally apprenticed to the tailoring business, but his father took him away form it. "on account of his be lnu delicate." However, the outdoor life of a postman may have helped t build up Ills constitution, for Carne wan the parish mail carrier for more than twenty-one years and never missed his duties- a single day. Carne traces his lineage to King Wodre, who ruled in Cornwall In the fifth century. In the kitchen of his cottage Is an oak settle made upward of two huudied and fifty years ago, which belonged to Curne's great grandfather. Il Is so constructed that the back can be moved to forma table. Here also Is an old stone with the Ten Commandments Inscribed. It is re corded in the church books as having existed In 12X.1, and these command nients were read to the congregation before they dispersed from their Sun day services. SERVES TWO SEPARATE CITIES. I 1 I Gossip of Washington What Is Golnii On ut (he National Capital. 11 -I Bright Scenes When President Entertains MP W 1 i'OW William Pei XSIIIXfiTOX. That the fascina tion of life at the American capital tlon of life at the American capl'ul depends much upon the beauty and gorgooiiMiess of the court cost limes of the foreign diplomats anil the officers of our army and navy, who are regu larly called Into service for social duty. Is not to be controverted, and when these attractions are combined with the imposing form and ceremony attendant upon the city surrounding a president of the United States ami bis cabinet, and the direct representatives of foreign powers to this government. you have a brilliant and Interesting phase of life scarcely known In the western hemisphere outside of Wash ington. While the president of the I'nlted States appears at formal entertain ments In a frock coat in the afternoon, anil at evening affairs in the simple, somber formal habiliments every American man wears after dark, he Is surrounded by his aids from all branches of the military and naval service, who never appear at the White House or In company with the president in oilier than full dress uniforms and with their swords at their sides. The same Is true of tho foreign ambassadors and ministers and the military and nual attaches of the iiiiilia.-bies and legations. Two great occasions on which the White House is respondent with the Miliums tintioinis of the diplomats and our own military and naval men Die the reception of the president (in January I. when every member of the corps, with bis wile and daughters, calls to wish the president a happy New Year, mid about ten days lateral the diplomatic reception prescribed by precedent, which Is the first of a seiles of formal evening receptions the president gives during the winter. t'poti numerous occasions, mid ill Wilis ut the White House, both the head of the navy and of the niuiy ap pear in their conspicuous full dress uniforms, which are quite as rich as these of many of the foreign ambassa dors and ministers. Scarcely second in brilliancy to the reception given by the president to the diplomats Is that at which he Is host for the army and navy, when hundreds of the higher of Peers of both branches of the service attend In their gala uniforms. The senior aids to the president, who make all of the presentations to 1 1 i in at all entertainments ami attend him upon ail occasions, practically live in their official regalia, while the younger aids ate almost dally called 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 to we ar their best uniforms. In fact, there is a splendor about the olliclal social lire of the American capital which Is scarcely second to that of any court of Europe, and which sets It apart from all other cities ol the I 'nit od Slates. v - - rwr trrn rrTv rrtrr . vzvrsr" rz v b iiijiipFfiiixips iim w ha ixb ti i m Wat m njjfp1 rjfT, 'in kcr tai m imm hfi.il EH Kir TJkJ Ufi rxKJWMflAJ -5rV- ir7 rr : , v n.7.1 r." r... i.wj hvjs irs. -cj TOOT III llaUF '0 Wl, U iiHir I via rw,- 9f-nnr lnm mmvit mo StlBTI 11 1IM Lceb's Next Berth a Cause of Worry 00 SI ECKETAHY WILLIAM LOKIi, JU.. ho has been serving the president and the country at the White House offices for several years, Is causing his immediate friends more political anxi ety than any other prominent Repub lican of the hour. There Is a time honored tradition that a retiring presi dent of tho I'nited States must take good care of his secretary, nad It has therefore been Incumbent upon Presi dent Roosevelt to see Mr. Loeb well placed before he starts for the dark continent. Hut plans for placing Loeb have a habit of falling through, just why no one seems able to tell. For. while he has not gained the fame as secretary to the president that Mr. Cortelyon. his predecessor, gained, there Is no denying that he has been very etll- cient. ' A few years ago there was a scheme afoot to elect Mr. Loeb m president of a Washington street railroad company. He became greatly interested In the matter, enlisted Home financial friends in New York and bought Into the stock of the road quite heavily. Ambitious arguments were advanced regarding what Mr. Loeb could do for the road. It has to go before congress, session after session, for tid bits of legislation, which are very essential none the less. Hut senators, who have little liking for the president, Intimated that the man who had served as tho president's secretary would have a fine old time persuading them to vote for his bills. Therefore tho owners of the street railroad began quietly to lay plans for side-tracking the Loeb presidential idea, and about a year ago another was chosen to bond the street rail way. Since then Secretary Iieus name has been mentioned in connection with a number of good posts by pur veyors of capitol gossip, but each story has been In turn denlej The latest report Is that ho will be come collector of the port of New York after March 4. rittsburg Is to have the latest, thing In architecture, namely, a skyscraper and church, the latest of all Ideas In building construction. Hut there Is method In Pittsburg's "madness," for having been blocked for many years by the clause placed In his laud grant by William I'etin, netting forth that the property must always be used for "church purposes," the congregation of the First Cirinnn Evangelical Prot estant church has evolved the above s home. It has been decided, there fore, that a building which shall com I Nation's Capital Is a City of Parks v. -r", t " 1 'i 1 rMf l f Texarkana, Tex., and Texarkana, Ark., Have Same Pcstoffice. Kansas City. Texarkana, Tex., and Texarkana, Ark., are two towns, sep arate and distinct, so far as municipal government and other relations are Postoflice Used by Two Cities. concerned, but they have one and the same postoflice. The two towns have a combined population of about 30,000 people. On each side of the municipal boundary between the two are about 15.000 people within the respective corporate limits. The boundary be- tweeu the two towns Is called Stat Line street. Notwithstanding tho fact that the towns are practically one, so far rs physical aspect Is concerned, there Is great business and industrial rUnlry bctwiiui them, l-et one of the towns secure a new muniifacturli.g es tablishment ami Immediately there Is much crowing and rejoicing on tho narl of the people ot the successful town and corn spomllng deprenslon on the other sire of Slate Line street. The towns keep neck and neck In bus' ticss growth and activity. Conscience Knows. Patience What in the world U 1011- Hidetiee inotlt V We lieur SO Illllch about ? Patrice Con.aiouce knows. Yon k ers Wait man. EXCH'SIVE of the capitol and con gressional library grounds, the union depot plir.a and the botanical gardens, the city of Washington boasts more than 6,000 acres la parks, excluding nearly 150 triangles and cir cles at street intersections and miles upon mill's of shaded asphalt street a equal to the boulevards of many other cities. The largest of all these parks is Rock Creek park. This beauty spot covers 1,105 acres immediately adjoin ing the Zoological park, which con tains 171 acres, nnd Its natural com binations of rocks and streams, hills and dales,- trees and meadows go to make perhaps the finest groundwork of u public park in any city In the country. It will be probably a hundred years before the possibillticH of this park are realized to the full, Inrliiillng the building of a boulevard down Hock creek Into the city of Washington, connecting with the Riverside drive way, now known as Potomac driveway The River park, which ricches from the capitol to the islands of the Poto mac, contains In tho nggregate 1.S00 acres, but does not represent an amal gamated whole as does the Rock Creek park. In the northern portion of the city about a mile eastward from Rock Creek park and connected therewith by the old military road over which union nrniles marched In the defense of Washington, Is the Soldier Homo park. Commanded by a group of white marble buildings erected on the highest point in the city, tho park slopws toward the city over an extent of 502 acres. Still another park Analostan, In southeast Washington where the river Mats will some da) he one of the (lower gardens of the national capital, contains 540 acres The last of the larger parks, also in north Washington, Is Tacoina park containing 7:'!) acres. Other amusement places nre tin Henry and Seaton parks of Ti acres Garfield park, 24 acres; Judiciary square, where Is the pension office, ID acres, and Howard I'niverslty park of 12 acres. Lafayette square, in front of the While House on the north, in which no trees or bush Is duplicated, contains six acres. Ine church and office building, which ill serve for worship and at the same time put revenue Info the coffers of the congregation. The auditorium nnd dome of the hurch are to be burled Insldo 14 stories of business offices and stores, only the gotbic arches, the wldo doors, and the chimes showing on the side of the building. All about tho church and above It will bo piled a mnss of of fices architecturally distinctive, as tho business part of the building Is to be of renaissance architecture and the church gothlc. It is tho purpose of tho congrega tion to make Its valuable property at Sixth nnd Snilthfleld streets yield profitable return und at the same time retain tho property for church pur poses. It wns specified in tne ueeii given by William Penn that tho land should be so used. It could therefore not ho sold except to another church. which would hardly be a profitable sale. At the same time It seemed nec essary that the church should get moro return from its land which is centrally located and which has been often sought after by big department stores. A church was built on the Bite 125 years ago, torn down and replaced by another, then another, then by the present structure, which was erected In 1877. Sentimental reasons, there fore, further persuaded the congrega tion that they did not want to leave the site. To overcome the difficulty, Eugene C. F. Ernst, an architect and a mem ber of various church committees, drew his plans for tho unique building and laid them before the people. Ho said tho cost would bo about 1 1,500,- 000, but that a corporation could easily be formed to furnish the funds nd that It would prove a paying in vestment. There was surprisingly little oppo sition from tho conservatives, and It secmB to bo generally understood that tho plan will go through. It Is plnnned for the structure to face on Smith field street 240 feet, extending hack to Strawberry alley. It will bo In three 80 foot sections, the two outside for commercial purposes anil the cen tral ono for the church, up to the lielght of that edifice, and then more office floors above to the top story. A great clock, with a 10 foot face, will be placed at the sixth story, and above this a set of chimes In a specially constructed hell chamber. On the fourteenth floor Is to be a croat assembly hall, 240x110 feet dome, while the bnlconles nnd ceilings will be supported by columns. From the street to the gable sheer will be ji distance of 128 feet, and at tho top Is to be a (ierman eagle, perched, holding In his talons tho American and (Ierman Hags. This Is to be tho symbol of the history of the congregation, which Is made up almost entirely of men nnd women born of (ierman parents. Abundant capllal has been assured to carry out these plans, ami In addi tion many offers have already been made for office rooms. A largo de partment store has offered to lease all of one section of the building. The building promises to present an Im pressive appearance, In addition to the advantage of being In tho center of the city. On Sixth avenue, Just east from tho church property, are the Nixon theater, the building known as Pittsburg's "Safety Palace," In which are the pollco headquarters and the Philadelphia Company's building. Street cars diverging to more than 25 sections of tho city and surrounding country pass by the property. FINALLY GOT AN ANSWER. I Plan to Pension Cleveland's Widow 1 srcflESTION that the widow nnd t children of former President (irover Cleveland be given a pension 's being discussed informally by con gressmen. ' Many have declared them selves In favor of granting her one. If Mrs. Cleveland Is willing to ac cept, there Is no question b it tlu.t co.l cress would be ready to vote It to her. Althoui'h there Is now no surviving ex-presldrnt ( f the I'nlted Stales, three widows of f.:i'tner presidents silll live -Mrs. .1,'iti i s A. Car, .old, Mis. j.i mln Harrison and Mrs. f'li s'i ::-. The first named bin no.v sii'vivd her husband mete than twi'uiy s- ve 1 yiais. During all that time she has drawn a pension of $5,000 a year from the government, nnd no money that comes from the treasury Is more cheerfully paid. The first time a pen sion was ever suggested for the widow of an ex -president was In the case of William Henry Harrison, who died one month after his Inauguration. . The death of Harrison appealed peculiarly to the nation, and the sum of 2."i,0tiJ outright was voted her. She lived to enjoy its proceeds for a period of 2:1 years. The second, Mrs. Tyler, drew a pension of $..(iii()' per annum for 27 years. Mrs. Abraham Lincoln was given $2.'.iH)i) mid an ad!lilon.il pi union of J'i.UIK) per aniriin. tlrant's widow a'so received $ .'M( a year, as did the widow ill President McKlnley. Mi. si of the 1 x 1 residents of the Pulled Stales db'd in advance of their wlvis, iilihi'iigh Here are notable ex t j : : 1 ti -i . 'I lion, as Jefferson outlived bis wife II jimis, Mai tin Vim lluren HI yi-iiiu. with a pilaster facade built round light well. On special occasions the light well could bo closed at the floor and celling lines by mechanical roll Ing devices, tho windows surrounding tho light court being thus transferred Into an open pilaster balcony. Tho cf feet would he one large auditorium with an open Inner court. The basement will he for commer cial purposes, and a sub-basement will hold the power plant. An arcade ex tending from Sixth avenue to Smith field street will admit to the otfice and store sections. The entrances will lead Into the commercial part of the building ns well as into the church. On the floor level with the street are to be the Sunday school rooms, with two wings covered by skllghts. The auditorium for the school Is to be SO leet wide, and two large balconies em h provided w ith 2!UI chairs, will be elected above tho room. ' The main Hr of the church will have MlO seats, which, together with tha gallery, would give a total sea: Ing capacity of l.laO. The Hour will have a grade of eight feet toward the altar. iSlxty-.Ao feel above will be tun big Natural Results of Unfortunate Per. slstence of Sitter Daih. Ono of the saintly characters men tioned In Rev. Dr. Richard Mcllwalne's recent, book, "Three Score Years nnd Ten," Is a venerable Methodist minis ter, Rev. Jesse Powers, whose mind, Dr. Mcllwalno says, was always Intent on doing something to bless and help somebody. Ha was a man of exact veracity, also, but bis somewhat mer ciless candor was agreeably tempered by humor. Tho old preacher once spent the night ut tho house of a prominent Methodist not far from Amelia court house, Virginia, where ho had often been welcomed before. The next morn ing at breakfast it developed that the bread was sour, perhaps not enough to be remarked upon, but still sour. He was engaged In eating It, when the worthy lady at the bead of the table called attention to the disagreeable fact. Hi-other Powers said nothing, but continued to satisfy bis hunger with what was "set before him, asking no questions," and accepting no sugges tions. His hostess, however, not to be thwarted In her efforts to wring from her guest the admission that the bread was not very had, repeated tho re-mark. This ulso failed to elicit the longed for response. Mrother Powers kept his eyes on his plate, and went ahead eat ing more lustily than ever, In a quan dary, doubtless, not knowing what to say, and resolved he would not tell a lie. Hot the good woman, not satisfied, and with a fatality that sometimes overt nkes the wariest of the sex, was so left to herself as to apologize for the third time. This, Dr. Mcllwalno says, "was too much for the old saint." Turning his benevolent face toward the head of the table, he said, gently: "Sister Dnsh, If I were you, I'd stop talking about this bread. It Is mean enough, anyway." Youth's Companion. The Toad Survived. An experiment bordering close to the wonderful, was recently made In the clay testing department of a ma chinery company at Hucyrus, O., In which a toad was placed In a 20-ton brick press and was four times sub jected to a pressure of 11,000 pounds without Injury. The question at Issue was whether such a pressure would kill the toad or whether Its ability to compress Itself was sufficient to allow It to como lilted from tho machine and tho toad was first placed In a lump of gratui tous clay and the whole pressed Into a brick. After the huge press had done Its work tho solid brick was llltid from the mnchlne nnd tho toal winked Its eyes contentedly, stretched Its legs and hopped away. Popular Magazine.