The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, May 31, 1909, Image 1
s l n tth rr"5i EWS11ERALB, TWICE A WEEK S5f: rMnVi.V.,I Nov. r. I .'! CorscliJatcJ Jan. 1. IS?. rLATTSMOUTH, XEHliASIvA, MONDAY, MAV-i. U0! VOL. XLV1 NO. I.J Disastrous Fire At Greenwood Duff Elevator Totally Destroyed Friday. 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, Fo.tt.er. Ease on balls I M....,.. 1 II., I c-i i. i rv. i muiu j. .-m tuck out manes i Nebraska City and operated at present " " 1 -u.r.com 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 v f ' .' fry? PERRY P. GASS 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 BUSINESS IS BUSKS 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 years. 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. c 1 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 these: 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 UPlftllft DILIILLC IU Where Quality Counts." t t ? ? Y v it i? it it :t it t t t t t t t t t t t t t 16TH AND CHICAGO SAME PLACE FOR 14 YEARS 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. BD1SOX PIIOSOGKAVIIS AXD RECORDS VICTOR MSC GOODS. f Y t t t t Y X X T X t X t t t Y t t t t OMAHA BICYCLE CO.! Send for Catalogue. 16th and Chicago.