The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, May 31, 1909, Image 1

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Disastrous Fire
At Greenwood
Duff Elevator Totally Destroyed
Sii'iHl Corrwpaadewe
About M:4.j Friday afternoon it was
discovered that the Duff elevator was
on tire, the first indication of a con
flagration being a slight smoke curling
through the roof of the engine room,
which was mistaken for steam by a
number who first saw it. Fifteen min
utes from the time the alarm was first
given the tall structure collapsed and
nothing remained but a burning heap,
the fire gaining headway so rapidly
that it was with some difficulty that
fifteen or twenty cars which were
standing on the house tracks were
moved out of danger. The high wind
made any effort to save the building
useless and all attention was turned
to protecting other buildings, a number
of which were threatened. This house
was owned by the Duff drain
of week ago Greenwood fans were
disapi oir.tetl in Saturday's pmie be
tween the local team and The Canker's
Life Team of Lincoln. Loth teams
seemed bent or. abusing the bail, and it
was thrown away, booted and muffed
j until the game grew almost weird on
i account of the loose plaj it g. Howard,
j pitching for the locals, was a trifle
wi!d, passing four men, hitting one man
and making a wild pitch; but when he
did get them over the pan he was al-
f ..-. nt.:,.i. r . i :
must u;iiiuuuic, luurieen Lincoln men
fanning the empty air and but three
hits being made off his delivery. The
fact that those three hits brought home
five runs shows how well he was sup
ported the home bunch amassing a
total of seven errors. The eight lit
secured by the locals were happily
mixed with the five errors of the visit
ing team and enabled Greenwood to
win 7 to 5.
Score- n II E
Lincoln 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 K a f,
! Greenwood 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 7 8 7
i Batteries - Mapes and McMulIt-u;
Howard and Jlurkn.
Two baso hit, Ease on balls
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rv. i muiu j. .-m tuck out manes i
Nebraska City and operated at present " " 1
by their local agent Geo. I, Fel, The ' "?
v, voivili w nuarWil, liu IJIll.Il
Howard 1. Hit by pitcher-Howard 1.
building was erected in l'J'JO and had a
capacity of 12,000 bushels of ;?rain, be
ing the smallest of the three Green- "
wood elevators. Nonce to Contractors.
The company was contemplating ( Bij3 will be received at th, ((flko of
making some repairs within a short , the Courty C;crk of Casw av)nty al
time and had already placed a new 13 piattsmouth. Nebraska, up to noon of
h. p. Foos gasoline engine in the build- Saturday, Juno 12, m) foP ,,m. Kifty
in which was to have replaced the old (30) foot reinforced 00n,r,.le ar,.h
25 horse-power rteam engine that had j iocatcd about four (4) miles west of
supplied the motive power up to the j Wyrard Casa Count Ne,,paskn an(,
time of the fire. Fortunately very j ore Fifty -0) fo()t reinforced nonm.,e
little grain was in storage, only a few arch locatei one.1;alf (i) milo cast of
hundred bushels of corn and a small' fi wncui ra,,,,-.,, mu l
I M -r-jf vu-f "WI'lJ. iltUlCI.TMl,
l iff
' .' fry?
quantity of wheat being lest.
The future plans of the company has
not been learned so it is not known
whether they will rebuild or not. This
leaves in operation only one elevator,
that of Raulsback Bros., the new
25,000 bushel capacity house of The
Farmers' Grain and Stock Co.
ing fully completed.
Specifications nay be seen at the
County Clerk's office. Bidders may also
bid on their own plans and specifica
tions. Bids required on each job separate
and each bid mast be accompanied by a
certified check in the sum of $500 made
not De-1 nunKio tn tVi, rnni-,, ni-
. .Eids will Le opened June 15, 1!).
" ' ' W. E. R.03ENCRANS,
After witnessing the air-tight game j 10-8 . County Clerk
Fifty-two Years a Resident of Cass County.
Terry T. Cass, the' subject of this
sketch, i well known to the older read
ers of the News-Hkrald. He was
born on a farm near Mansfield, Ohio,
Dectr.bir 12, lS2:i. At that time the
state of Ohio was in its infancy, as it
had been admitted as a state only twenty-three
years; and the city of Mans
field was ju.-t beginning its career as a
79J sheep to Connecticut. There were
no railroads in those days and he was
compelled to make the entire journey
on foot. He returned home and re
sumed his studies in the district school,
and later studied medicine, but did not
finish his course. Gold had been dis
covered in JCulifornia in 184!t, and Mr.
Ooss got the "gold fever." In 1830, he
manufacturing city. His early life was I bnJ'ed the study of medicine, and
spent on a farm and was very much
like the ordinary country boy's life in
those days. His first trip away from
home wa9 made at the age of VI years,
when hsf assisted in driving a flock of
left for the gold fields, where he and
his brother established a mining camp.
The trip was made overland with horses
and wagons, and great hardship was
endured. The first long stop on the
journey was made at Salt Lake City,
where Mr. Gass heard Brigham Young
preach. The trip across the rough and
sandy deserts of Nevada was made with
the greatest difficulty. In traveling
down the Humboldt valley hundreds of
travelers perished, but Mr. Gass was
successful in reaching his destination,
but he failed to find any great quanti
ties of yellow metal. His chase for
gold was much like the ledgendary chase
for the pot of gold at the end of the
rainbow. He spent some five years on
the I'aiilie coast, and visited the cite
of what is now Los (Angeles, and had
an opportunity to have purchased
eighty acres of hind in what is now the
very heart of that groat coast city. He
made his return to Ohio by the way of
the Isthmus of Panama.
In 18,r)(i, he was married to Miss Han
nah Wintersteen, land the next year
came west with his bride to Iowa City,
la., where he Imet T. M. Marquette,
who persuaded him to come to I'latts
mouth. They arrived at East Plntts
mouth in the spring at the time of the
regular highwater in the Missouri
river and the Iowaibottoms were cov
ered with water for miles. JThey stored
their goods on the Iown side, and pro
cured a skiff to cross the river as it
was the only available means of cross
ing at that time, and this was consid
ered very dangerous. On their arrival
on the Nebraska side of the river they
began to meet the real experience of
pioneer days in the west. At the river's
edge they were met by a band of about
thirty armed men, who looked upon all
new comers with a degree of suspicion.
The armed band was none other than a
vigilance committee, who were on the
lookout for horse thieves that were so
prevalent on the frontier in those days.
Mr. Marquette, who had preceeded
Mr. Gass to Piattsmouth, came forward
and recognized his old friend, and satis
fied thu committee that Mr. Gass was
not a horse thief, but only a friend of
Marquette's. On his arrival in Ne-
in a saw mill, and afterwards followed
the carpenter's trade for awhile. At
this early date Piattsmouth was but a
small trading station, audit has been
Mr. Gass's pleasure to see a substan
tial and thriving commercial city grow
out of a few scattered huts.
Shortly after the Civil War, P. P.
Gass was elected as sheriff of Casa
county. In those days it took courage,
nerve and good judgment to be sheriff,
and it goes without saying that ho
made good. He also served for many
years as Police Judge in Piattsmouth.
He was an employee in the Surveyer
General's office in this city for many
Tn more recent years he has served
a number of terms as Coroner of Cass
county. Mr. Gass was always honest
and faithful to whatever trust was im
posed upon him. His daughter, Minn
Olive Gass, resides with her father
this city. She was a number of years
Principal of the Piattsmouth High
School. A. M. Gass, a son of the sub
ject of this sketch, was for many years
un employee of the P. & M. railway,
but is now employed by the Piattsmouth
Telephone Co. and resides here. Mr.
P. P. Gass's wife died some years ago,
and since that time he has continued to
live with his daughter.
Mr. Gass is a grand nephew of Pat
rick Gass, who was secretary of the
Lewis & Clark Expedition, in 1804. He
has ever been an active citizen, and
has fulfilled his stewardship in every
station of lifo and did it well. He haa
ever been a progressive republican. He
has ever been kind and ready to help a
brother, and many are they, whom he
has assisted in various ways. He haa
did bis full share in the making of Ne
braska the great state thtt she is. The
News-Herald is glad to number him
braska Territory, he found employment among its warm friends.
Attempt Suicide.
Paul F. Budig made a vain attempt
at suicide, Thursday eveningjin one of
our local saloons. He has been leading
a rather fast life, and taking too much
booze. He went to one of the local
drug stores and called for some laud
anum, but only got colored water as
the report goes, and then he proceeded
to one of the saloons with his wife,
when he drank a glass of beer, and
then drew the bottle out of his pocket
and bid his wife farewell and attempt
ed to drink the socalled laudanum. Hia
wife called the bartender, who twit the
bottle away from Paul, and then made
him get out of the saloon. He was lat
er taken into custody by the police.
The jury in the case of Argo vs. Mc
Quinn after being out all night brought
in a verdict for the plainti.T in the sum
of $200 damages. The ease of Osborn
vs. Pope, which was the next case on
the docket, was settled after a jury
had been selected.' The jury was ex
cused until today.
May sound a little trite, but it's
pat just the same. If you can
buy good, dependable clothes for
less money than we are selling
them, we shall not expect to
hold your trade! But a com
parison of goods and prices will
show you that no one gives bet
ter values than we do. Look at
Lot 1 Boys' knee pant suits double-breasted coat. Made of
good honest materials. Double and twist cotton and wool mix.
Gray plaid, fancy checks, dark styles and black and white mix.
Plain or Knickerbocker pants. Special price if you call for ad
vertised suit lot 1,
Lot 2 Boys' Knickerbocker pants suits in stylish new pat
terns of brown and gray mix and plaid. Good lining, taped
seams, made for hard wear. A fine blue serge in this lot. Call
for advertised lot No. 2 $2.00.
Lot 3 A handsome line of fancy browns and London smoke
patterns Knickerbocker pants. Double breasted coats. Fine
all wool goods, elegantly made. Also fine blue serge in this
lot, with trousers linen lined. These suits are bargains at the
advertised price of fttf.GG.
."1 ball bat free with every one of these advertised suits.
C. JS, WescotVs Sons
Annnun n i r v r i eh n r
Where Quality Counts."
Indian Harley-Davidson
"Pierce 4 Cylinder" and Cur
tiss Motor Cycles.
Single Twin 3 and 4 Cylinders.
Second Hand Motor Cvcles.
Tires and supplies for all makes.
All kinds of repairing. National,
Pierce and Iver Johnson Bi
cycles, and parts for everything.
Send for Catalogue. 16th and Chicago.