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PLATTSMOUTIT, XEIU5ASKA, MONDAY, MAIM'II 8, li0!
VOL. XLV N0.81
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A NEWS-HERALD RonrpsentntivP
Visits Thriving Town.
Just as the sun peaked over the east
ern horizon, our train on the Burling-
ton stopped it the station of Green-
wood in the western part of this
county, and we with a number of
others alighted, and found at the car
steps N. S. Flood and Abreham Kinni
80:1, the two active and enterprising
liverymen at this place soliciting busi-
ness as is their wont, as the well
laden Burlington passenger trains roll
in with their loads of busy traveling
men. We had stayed at the state
capital over night, and did not look for
the amount of stir which greeted our
eyes as we went up the street in
search of the post office. After having
passed the extent of the main business
street we retraced our steps, ind as we
reared the First National Bank a very
strong and conservative, financial insti
tution, of which N. H. Meeker is the
president, while A. D. Welton is the
cashier, and L. F. Daft the assistant
and bookkeeper, we met our old time
friend J. E. Palmeter, formerly of this
town, who greeted us cheerfully and
directed our steps to the place where
your Uncle Samuel does business, the
object of our search. We started over
the way with our friend and were met
by Mr. J. V. Stradley, to whom we
were made acquainted, and after hav
ing spent a short time with Mr. Pal
meter and viewed his blacksmith and
wagon shop, where he is doing a good
' business, we again crossed the street
and found ourselves conversing with
Mr. Stradley of the firm, J. V. Strad
ley & Co.. who conduct a machine shop,
blacksmith shop and mammoth imple
ment house in connection with Mr.
Welton of the bank, employing a num
ber of workmen, among whom is the
blacksmith, Mr. John Buck.
We next found ourway to the phar
macy of Messrs. Wcidman & Blair, who
do a good business in their line." We
next stepped into the restaurant and
confectionery of W. W. Howard, where
we found that agreeable gentleman
busy with customers and attending the
their wants, it did not require the ask
ing for us to see that he was doing a
fine business. We found Wm. Stone
attending to business and seemingly
satisfied with this world and its ways,
for every evidence of thrift was in his
throughout his place of business. We
found H. H. Weidman attending to
business and told us that he was doing
nicely, he conducts a good jewelry
business with his other line, his grocer- j
les, and is prospering. The other two
stores of Edwin Metcalf, which con-
tain large stocks were the scenes of
activ ity and indicated a good business j
which we are sure they were doing. At
White Brothers' place we found the
Manager, Mr. White, had gone to Om
aha and left the place of business in
the hands of Mr. Howard, who was
creditably caring for the place and
looking after the business in the line
of hardware and furniture. Across the
street we found R. D. McDonald the
Money's Worth or Money Back
This has been the policy of this store for many
years. The goods you buy here are considered
our goods until you have satisfied yourself they
are worth the price you paid us for them. Your
money is on deposit with us until that time.
We could not make this unqualified offer if we
were novices in the clothing business. Our long
experience has taught us what goods to buy and
what to leave alone. We stand between you
and poor merchandise. Is not this then a good
place to buy good goods?
0. E. Wescott's Sons
"Where Quality Counts."
: hardware man working attendirg to
. I .
; me w anis 01 me customers, uur next
SiaP waa at the tnnsorial parlors of
( Wm. Roberts, with whom we first be-
came acquainted a score of years be-
: fore but the finKer ff Father Time
I had touched both of us and we neither
' knew the other, but we found our old
i time friend busily engaged at work,
! while next to him was D. W. Rooms in
j the same business and like Mr. Roberts
also busy. At tho well kept market of
Jensen & Unstruck we found a place
which would bo the envy of many
a larger city, as it was tidy and well
filled with the choicest meats the mar
ket affords and success was visible in
all directions, a thirg which we con-
gratulated them upon. We met A. D.
' Buckingham on the street and passed a
few moments in conversation with him
proved that he was well satisfied with
his residence in the city of Greenwood.
At the bank we found a crowd of busy
people transacting business and on
coming out we were grasped by the
hand by Wm. Lecsley, who inquired as
to how things were going on in the
county seat. At the grain office of W.
E. Tailing we found Walter busy
weighing corn which he was having
shoveled into the cars and which was
to be shipped to Lincoln at the office of
the Dull Grain Company we found
George Fells in charge and told us that
business was very good. At the office
of the Railsback Bros, elevator we
found the friends of many years of the
News-Herald, W. E. Hand in charge
of the affairs and spent a few moments
very pleasantly with him. Mr. Hand
besides looking after the interests of
the grain firm, is justice Jof the peace,
and also editor of the Greenwood
Chronicle, which he has printed at
The country surrounding this busi
ness little city is well adapted for
grain and stock raising, the stock busi
ness is looked after by two enterprising
men Messrs. Johnson and Kelly. The
Farmers surrounding the town expect
to in the near future to build an eleva
tor and have formed a company con
sisting of Frank Nichols, president; E.
K. Reese, secretary; Ben Landis,
treasurer; while N. H. Meeker and J.
C. Stevenson complete with the officers
the board of directors. The dray busi
ness is being done by Chas. Hurlbut,
while the business at the post office is
in tho hands of C. E. Coleman and well
taken care of.
The Social Workers of the M. E.
church gave a farewell party Mrs. W.
S. Soper, at the home of Mrs. M. How
land. Mru. Soper and her husband ex-
pect in tha near future to remove to
Alberta, Canada, where Mr. Soper
owns a lino irrigated farm. A most
enjoyable afternoon was spent, there
being an abundance of games, amuse
ments, interspersed with sweet music,
after which a dainty luncheon was
served. All regret the loss of so valu
able a social worker as M rs. Soper, and
all wish her much happiness in her new
When the conservation of resources
movement was inaugurated in the
United States it at once was apparent
that it would arouse great interest and
lead to far-reaching results. There
was no general idea, however, that it
would expand as quickly as has been
the case to take in the whole continent
of North America. And now, hardly
more than a year after the real start
of the movement in this county, Presi
dent Roosevelt, who has given the
greatest impetus to it, plans a world's
congress on conservation to be held at
The Hague next September.
The subject of conservation is one
which commands the attention of every
country in every part of the world, and
world-wide conservation has an inter
est for the inhabitants of each particu
lar country. Many of the old world
countries were far-sighted enough long
ago to protect their forests. They can
teach us, who have awakened when ex
haustion of many resources threatens,
much from their practical experience
in providing against the future, and
they can learn much from the American
interest aroused at a critical time. A
thorough understanding among the na
tions will be for the benefit of all man
kind. As for the results sought by the con
ference at Washington between repre
sentatives of the United States, Canada
and Mexico, their importance scarcely
can be dwelt upon too strongly. The
welfare of the people of these three
countries is conserved with the conser
vation of natural resources over the
whole continent as well as with that
pertaining to their respective terri
torial divisions. The interest displayed
in the United States has inspired our
neighbors with interest fully as great,
to judge by the expressions of their
representatives, and we may hope for a
concert of effort that will be mutually
and inestimably beneficial.
So Says Jury in Ossenkop Case
After Due Deliberation.
The jury, in case of the State vs.
Fred Ossenkop charged with murder in
the second degree, after being out about
twenty-four hours, returned a verdict
of guilty of manslaughter.
Shortly before noon on Thurday the
work of taking the testimony was con
cluded. Nothing new in the matter of
evidence marked the closing portion of
the trial. The arguments were prompt
ly commenced. County Attorney Ram
sey opened the argument for the State.
There was nothing of the oratorical in
his argument. To some degree he re
viewed the evidence and at times be
came tedious. He was followed by the
Hon. Malhew Gering for the defense.
His argument was in his usual masterly
manner, eloquent and forceful. Hon.
T. J. Doyle, of Lincoln, closed the
argument for the State. His argument
was a strong appeal for law enforce
ment. He was adroit, lucid, and at
times eloquent in his address. If Mr.
Doyle had not have been employed to
prosecute the case for the State, there
is but little doubt in the minds of those
who followed the trial, but that Ossen
kop would have been acquitted of the
crime. Some of his cross-examinations
of witness were splendid and even pow
erful. Judge Harvey D. Travis in his in
structions to the jury showed careful
study and preparation, and was very
fair and impartial.
Toward the conclusion of the trial
Ossenkop showed signs of the strain of
the trial. He sat perfectly calm when
the jury returned their verdict Satur
day morning. The jury was composed
of strong, capable men, and from
among the best citizens of the county.
They were patient and very attentive
from start to finish of the long and
tiresome trial. Upon the return of the
verdict Mr. Gering asked the convicted
ma.i be admitted to bail pending the
hearing on a motion for a new trial.
The bond was fixed by the court at the
sum of $15,000, which bond was prompt
ly given, and the prisoner released
from custody. His brother John Os
senkop, of Louisville went on his bond.
Throughout the trial of the case the
court room was filled with spectators,
and when tho time for the arguments
arrived standing room was at a premium.
Mrs. Lucy Sporer, a country lady
(?av a country (loin's Friday after
noon at her home in the country to
some of her country friends and others
from the city 'of Murray who were
made wise as to country ways, country
en'.ertainment and table etiquette in
The afternoon was spent as country
people know best how to pass a few
social hours in tho country. There was
much fine music, and social conver
sation interspersed with eating country
pop com and apples, and doing such
fancy work as country ladies are sup
posed to do.
A guessing contest was entered into
with real country enthusiasm.
Mrs. Victoria Perry won the grand
prize, a beautiful bouquet of regular
country cut flowers.
Mrs. Maud Smith won the booby
prize, a beautiful and instructive book,
as is often found in country homes.
The most welcome sound heard dur
ing the afternoon was the ringing of
the largest country dinner bell which
was the invitation for all to assemble
round the good old country table and
partake of all the good things which a
country lady knows best how to prepare.
This feast was thoroughly enjoyed by
all, and was served in tho customary
The place cards were as artistic and
neat as one usually finds in the country.
At a late hour tho company dispersed
wishing for an invitation to the country
Those present were:
Mrs. Adda Hatchett, Mrs. Ida Baker,
Mrs. Maud Smith, Mrs. Adda Perry,
Mrs. I?eth Brown, Mrs. Terrace Pit
man, Mrs. Mary McDaniels, Mrs. Kate
Gapen, Mrs. Victoria Perry, Mrs. Ethel
Spangler, Mrs. Lucy Sporer, Mrs.
Anna Rhoden and Miss Pauline Oldham.
Oleander Barnes, the beatifical
cherub who officiates as "devil" in the
News-Herald chapel, showed up for
work this morning clad in a barrel. As
everyone knows, Lee is quite a popular
duck among the ladies and was out
rather late last evening. The result
was that he overslept this morning and
while he was yet wrapped in the arms
of Morpheus some scalawag with little
fear of the present and none of the fu
ture entered his room and made away
with his wearing apparel. With the
aid of his friends Lee has rigged him
self up temporarily, but he has blood in
his eye and is laying for the wretch
that despoiled him.
Scott McGrcw was an Omaha passen
Miss Martha Goehry of Murdock was
in town Friday.
Wm. Ah of Weeping Water was in
Mrs. F. H. Nichols was an Omaha
Rev. Father Hennessy of Manley was
in Louisville Friday.
Chas Bringman of Atchison, Kansas,
was in town Saturday.
Fred Twiss and daughter left Monday
for Cokeville, Wyoming.
Arthur Palmer of Lincoln Sundaycd in
Louisville with his parents.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alt of Cedar
Creek March 5, ltKlit, a girl.
C. W. Sprinkle moved his family to
Portsmouth, Iowa last week.
Hon. C. E. Noyes of Lincoln Sundav-
cd with his mother at Louisville.
Miss McFall of Elmwood was a truest
of Miss Soda Rivitt over Sunday. !
Joseph Cox returned last week from
Valparaiso, where he has been visiting.
Mrs. Hanleyof Omaha visited over
Sunday with her sister, Mrs. G. K.
Geo. H. Wood left Saturday for dif
ferent parts of Oklahoma on a busi
Mrs. D. J Vauskoyov of Lincoln
Sundaycd with her parents Mr. and
Mrs. IJrodine. j
Pearl Esrnay and family accompanied
by Otto Merrill left Monday for Carlyle, I
Esmay will move
T. E. Parmcle is having an arch
way cut between the bank room and
adjoining room on the west for a
private office to the Bank of Commerce.
Miss Mildred Bringman left Saturday
evening for Falls City after an extend
ed visit with her aunt Mrs. L. J May
field. Miss Louise Guthman of Grand
Island, Neb., visited the Krecklow's
John II. Henning and family arrived
from Oklahoma last week. Mr. Hen
ning may locpte in Nebraska.
Peter Peterson left for Douglas,
Oklahoma to visit his son John Peter
son who is farming near that place.
Revival services at tho Christian
church conducted by Rev. Stineare wH
attended. Albert Miller the sixteen
year old boy leads the singing both in
German and English.
Mr. and Mrs. Emery Steele were
given a pleasant surprise at their homo
Thursday evening by a number of
friends who called to spend the evenimr.
dainty refreshments were served and a
pleasant evening enjoyed by all.
Tho pleasant home of Master Me
chanic William Baird, Thursday after
noon, was filled with playful romp and
frolic, when their little son. Robert.
celebrated his fifth birthday. His six
little playmates. Newell Roberts. Rav-
mond Bookmeyer, Donald Dickson,
Edgar Newton, Carl Wurl and Newton
Becker joined him in his merriment. A
delicious and dainty two course luncheon
was served for the little folks.
Mr. George Fairfield. Btrod 81 warn
of Omaha, will make her nnmn with hr
brother, II. C. McMaken, of this citv.
lor a wnue. About 52 years ago, Mrs.
Fairfield and her husband ramo hum
from Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Mr. Fair-
field was one of tho civil
the Burlington railroad in locating its
right of way into Nebraska.
II it Kbtil.icr It
Montana where Mr.
onto a farm.
thats what we call it. Over two months ago we bought $1000 of fixtures
to equip our new store. They were to be delivered in Plattsmouth on
February 15th. All our fixtures had to be made to order and therefore
the Show Case Co., failed to have them completed as early as they
should have. However they shipped them on Feb. 23rd, this gave them
almost two weeks to come from Grard Rapids, Mich., to Tlattsmouth
and as yet they have not arrived.. We hope that the public will realize
that we weie perfectly sincere in expecting to open as advertised, and
it is much to our sorrow that we were forced to postpone our opening
day until next SATURDAY. MARCH 13. We will endeavor to
make it better than we expected to.
THE HOME OF
Stetson Hats. Ihrt, SchalTner & Marx Clothes. Manhattan Shirts.
More Talk of
Company Incorporated to Build
That this season will witness the
construction of an interurban line of
ome kind in Casa county is coming to
be the general belief among those who
have given the matter any thought at
all, and most people of the county have
been thinking about it recently. The
following to the Bee from a staff cor
respondent at Lincoln is self explana
tory. No hint is given as to the course
of the proposed route, nor is the matter
of much relative importance to the
people of this county. The crossing of
the Platte river will doubtless be made
in this county and this means that sev
eral of the town in the west end will
be connected by the proposed new
route, and it is then only a matter of
time until all other towns will be brought
in the circuit. The correspondent says;
A new interurban railroad construc
tion company was incorporated this af
ternoon with a capital stock of
0()0, of which $50,000 is paid up. The
incorporators are E. r . Chessman of
Denver. Robert C. Drui-Hodnw n, n.
aha, George P. Chessman of York and
W. T. Morgan of Denver. The com
pany is backed by London capital and
win oner no stock for sale.
The new company 'is the Omaha &
Lincoln Interurban Railroad Construc
tion company and ita hpndmiortnr. ;n
be in Lincoln. It is the intention of
the incorporators to have their engin
eers in the field next Momlav n
a line between Omaha and Lincoln, fol
lowing which they expect to start con
Mr. Chessman, who heads the' com
pany, was interested in the matter
by Mr. Druesedow, and he expects to
call a meeting to be held in Lincoln
shortly for the purpose of electing of
ficers. Cslray Notiee.
Notice is hereby given that I have
taken up at my residence in the south
part of town the following described
property, viz., One Jersey cow and two
red heifers. Owner can have same by
proving property and paying charges.