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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (July 12, 1909)
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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, .MONDAY, JULY 1- U0!
ConsolidnUd'Jax 1. 11
For a Mer
Plattsmouth Making Arrange
ments for a Big Celebration
Present indications point to the fact
that Plattsmouth is in line for a genu
ine up-to-date Merchants Carnival some
time in September.
The Commercial Club is behind the
movement and a committee of five rep
resentative citizens has been appointed
to take control and devise a show sure
to prove a howling success. The fal
lowing gentlemen are on t)he commit
tee, Frank Schlater, John Crabill, Hen
ry Schneider, John Neraetz and C. W.
Baylor. A perusal of the names will
convince the most skeptical that the
coming carnival will be the greatest
ever put out in th old town.
The date for the festivities has not
been fully decided but a majority of
the committee inclines to the first week
in September as the sixth of that
month is Labor Day and it would be
possible to Becure the aid of employes
in the local shops for a monster parade
which is always the taking feature, of
any affair of this kind. Another day
will be designated as Musical Day and
will be given oyer to music of all sorts. I
une teature being a large chorus com
posed of all singers in the city and
trained by one of the many talented vo
caliste of Plattsmouth. Another day
will be for the old settlers, wnen the
pioneers-of this section of Nebraska
will have an opportunity to renew old
acquaintances and celebrate in truly
A btock and produce show is also pro
posed and the farmers and stock rais
ers of Cass county will be asked to
bring in live stock and farm products
for exhibitiou. This would easily prove
one of the greatest attractions of the
carnival. Other days mentioned are
one for sports, such as a baseball tour
nament, in which the crack teams of
Cass county could compete for prizes
and a pennant; a Marthon race; wrest-
ling, horse race automobile races, foot j
,aa, mwMr r,ca, grate .po.e ,
aiiu tuiiicDio aim lit jatb Hunting
will be overlooked for the entertain
ment of the vast crowds that are sure
to be present.
Two splendid features will be the
balloon ascension and daring parachute
lamp which will occur daily, and the
grand masked carnival on the closing
night on the plan of the Mardi Gras of
New Orleans. '
The foregoing is but to prepare the
people of Cass county for one of tho
bust affairs ever promoted by the citi
zens of its county seat and a cordial in
vitation will be extended to all upon
the completion of the committees plans
to be present and enjoy the occasion.
Mrs. M A. Root of Mendota 111., who
has been a guest at the home of Mrs.
W. L. Street for several days was a
passenger for Omaha Friday. She was
accompanied by Mrs. Street and the
ladies spent the day viewing the sights
in the metropolis, returning to this city
on No. 2 in the evening.
Mostly Duchess. All new since
the last flood. Extra values at our
C, Er Wescoifs Sons
"Where Quality Counts. .
Many Cass county farmers want
handi and need them badly. Farm
hands are very scarce at present and
tKrt f min U'V.n hunnpn tn !f for
any rean are demanding ficm $2 t j
$3 a day and board as the worlc tnis
time of the year they claim is ve.-y
hard and a great amount must be done
in a day in order to keep ahpad of the
corn and ripening wheat. Any person
who would like to spend a month work
ing for Borne of the substantial farmers
near Plattsmouth wauld do well to see
the writer as he can find places for
several experiencedmen at good wages.
Harvesting is ia full blast and as the
wet weather has greatly delayed com
plowing, many farmers are willing to
pay a little more than the usual wages
for help, in order to save their small
grain and get the corn lai4 by.
The jury in the case entitled Lau vs.
Hall came to an agreement and re
turned a verdict for the plaintiff,
awarding him $500 damages. This
case comes from the vicinity of Mur
dock and was the outcome of Mr. Lau
having his leg broken by a stallion be
longing to Mr. Hall. The amount sued
for was ?10 300( and the jury agreed a3
above stated, after being out from 12
o'clock Thursday to 9 o'clock Friday
The case by the city of Plattsmouth
against Earl C. Wescott et al upon his
bond insuring electric lights' for the
city, was continued, as counsel was not
ready for trial and Mr. Wescott was
not in the city.
The aise of the First National Bank
of Plattsmouth vs. Hatt & Son was re
tained in District Court for trial, as the
petition in error was sustained.
The case entitled Carroll vs. Jeary
was also continued.
The case entitled Smith - McCord
Towr.send Dry Goods Co. vs. Henry R.
Gering in wichha-dry, goods com
pany sued lor an old bin against Henry
Htr rt fnr whirh Mr. (.Anno Was Re-
chrity. re3U,ted jn fayor 0, ring, he
to send him bi-monthly statement of
Mr. Herold's indebtedness as agreed.
The Herold-Coates damage suit was
alsa continued to the next term of
Cherry vs. Cherry, a suit for divorce
was dismissed and the costs taxed up
to the plaintiff.
In the suit for divorce by Javorsky,
the case was also dismissed and costs
charged up to the plaintiff.
The old case of Matilda Peterson vs
John Bauers et al was resurrected.
Judge Travis entered a decree in favor
of the plaintiff on motion of her attor
ney, the same being subject to the right
reserved by John A. Bauer, as ad
ministrator - on behail or his minor
children, to file an amended answer by
the 16 of July showing moneys advanced
to Miss Peterson by John Bauer.
Judge Travis adjourned court until
July 17 when he will hear arguments
on the motion of John Clarence for a
What the Payne
Tariff Bill Shows
of Payne, Aldrich
and Dingley Kates. .
WASHINGTON. July 9. -Following
are the changes made in important
schedules of the Tayne tariff bill by
the senate, together with the rates
under thte existing law. There are
several hundred amendments to the
Payne bill ii the seate bill, but many
of them aJe on unimportant schedules:
Hides Payne, free; Aldrich, 15 per
:ent; Dingley, 15 per cent.
Lumber Payne, $1; Aldrich $1.50;
DingUy, $2 per 1.000 feet.
Clapboards-Payne, $1; Aldrich,$1.50
Dingley, $1 . 50 per 1,000 feet
Laths-Payne, 20 cents; Aldrich, 25
cents; Dingley, 25 cents per 1,000 feet.
Shingles-Payne, 30 cents: Aldriqfh,
50 cents; Dingley, 30 cents per 1,000
Print paper-Payne $2; Aldrich, $4;
Dingley, $l per ton.
Iron ore-Payne, free; Aldrich, 25
cents; Dingley, 40 cents per ton.
Scrap iron Payne, 50 cents; Aldrich,
52.50; Dingley, $4 per ton.
Automobiles Payne, 43 per cent;
Aldrich, 50 per cent; Dingley; 45 per
Barley -Payne, 24 cents; Aldrich, 30
cents; Dingley, 30 cents per ttifchcl.
Barley malt -Payne, 40 cents; Aid
rich, 45 cents; Dingley, 45 cents per
Oats-Pavnc. 15 cents; Aldrich, 20
cents; Dingley, 15 cents per bushels.
Rve-Payne. 10 cents; Aldrich, 20
cents; Dingiey, 10 cents per bushel.
Wheat-Payne, 25 cents; Aldrich, 30
oents; Dingley, 20 cents per bushel.
HoDS-Payne. 12 cents; Aldrich, 20
cents; Dingley, 12 'ents per bushe).
Potatoes -Payne, 25 cents, Aldrich,45
cents; Dingley, 25 cents peroushel.
Lemons-Payne, 1 1-4 cents; Aldrich,
1 1-2 cents; Dingley, 1 cent per pound,
Fresh meats -Payne, If cents; Ald-
Hch, 2cenUw DingHx, .2 ..jejits jjor
pound. : .
'' Wool shoddy-Payne, 20 oents; Aid
rich, 25 cents; Dingley, 2i oents per
Leather -Payne, S per cent; Aldrich,
15 per cent; Dingley, -0 per eent per
Boracic acid-Payne, 2 per cent; Aid
rich, 3 cents; Dingley, 5 cents per
Bar iron-Payne, 4-10 cent; Aldrich,
3-10 cent; Dingley, 6-10 cent per pound.
Tin plates-Payne, 1 2-10 oents; Aid
rich, 1 2-10 cents; Digley, li cents per
Structural steel-Payne, 3-10 cents,
Aldrich, 4-10 cent; Dingley, 5-10 cent
Salt in bags -Payne, 12 cents; Aldrich
10 cents; Dingley, 12 cents per 100
Salt in bulk Payne, 8 oents; Aldrich
6 ceats; Dingley, 8 cents per 100 pound.
Stockings worth $2 to $3 per dozen
Payne, $1.40; Aldrich, $1.20; Dingley,
$1.20 per dozen.
Manufactures of paper-Payne, 40
per cent; Aldrich, 35 per cent; Dingley,
35 per cent.
Bituminous coal Payne, 67 oents,
Aldrich, 60 cents; Dingley, 67 cents per
Coal clack Payne, 67 cents; Aldrich,
15 cents; Dingley, 15 centa per torn
Accident at Avoca.
Avoca, Neb., July 10. -One roan was
killed and one seriously injured Friday
by a Missouri Pacific freight train,
The train was coming north about two
miles from here, when two men. wbo
work in the quarry near Weeping
Water, were sitting on the end of cross
ties resth g. The engineer supposed
they would move, but they did not seem
to realize the danger. Robert Haskell,
an Englishman, about 65 years old, was
instantly killed and his companion
nugn none, about 37 year old, was
struck on the side of the head and
t 1 a
aeep note maae in nis skuu. tie may
live. The coroner was notified.
Ralaaa Fin Stack.
A. L. Becker one of Cass county's
substantial farmers, with a fine farm
home near Union drove to Plattsmouth
Saturday and was a passenger for Om
aha via the Burlington route.
Mr. Becker makes a specialty of
thoroughbred stock raising and his trip
to Omaha was on business connected
with his large stock Interests. He
Btates that a week of dry weather
would greatly aid the farmers In their
farm work at present and be of lasting
State Institutions Cost More per
Capita Under Democratic
"Old Per Capiter Circulation," who
used V be a boon companion of the
democrats, has -not been heard from
lately, but "Old Per Capiter Cost" has
recently pjtid a visit to the state demo
cratic administration and appears to
have taken up his home at the state
institutions. Last fall the democrats
charged the republican administration
uader Gov. Sheldon of extravagance.
The Shallenbcrger administration has
bean in effect and force since the first
of the year and nearly all of tho super
intendents of state institutions have
been in office since the first month in
the year, yet tho-semi-anaual reports
of seven out of twelve state institu
tions, the penitentiary not having been
heard fro&B, shows an increased cost of
maintenance for six months ending
The governor retained three women
superintendents during five months of
the semi-annual period. So in these
institutions there were the same super
intendents and the Bame board of pur
chase and supplies. In two of the in
stitutions at the Geneva school for girls
and at the home for the friendless,
there was a marked decrease in cost,
while at the third one, the industrial
home for women at Milford, the same
management resulted in a large increase
in cost. It is said Superintendent Rave
Rowden of the soldiers' home at Mil
ford sots up the Lest "huck" the boys
have ever had at that institution. The
semi-annual report would indicate it,
Dave's "per capiter" jumped from
$93.69 to $147.15.
The per capita cost include the sal
aries of officers and employes and cost
of maintenance and necessarily the free
board given to friends, relatives and
more or less dependent relatives of the
The institutions showing an increase
are: Lincoln asylum, soldiers homes at
Grand Island and Milford, school for
blind at Nebraska City, institute .for
feeble minded at Beatrice, industrial
homo forewomen at Milford, industria!
school for boys at Kearney.
Those showing a decrease in the cost
of maintenance are institute for the
deaf at Omaha, home for the friendless
at Lincoln, asylum at Hastings, indus
trial school for girls at Geneva, asylum
at Norfolk. ' The state penitentiary has
not yet made its semi-annual state
The asylum at Lincoln with practic
ally the same number of inmates for
each semi-annual period shows an in
crease 01 iu per capita while the aey
lum at Hastings with a slightly in
creased number of inmates 6hows a de
crease frsm $81.88 to $75.32.
The industrial school for boys at
Kearaey shows an increase per capita
from $158.07 to $204.84. This is ex
plained to a certain extent by the de
crease in the number of inmates from
167 to 107. It is a general rule that
per capita cost increases when the num
ber of inmates decreases.
The soldiers' home at Milford shows
a marked increase in the cost of main
tenance. Witn practically the Bame
number of inmates the per capita cost
has increased from $93.69 to $147.15,
At urann imana with a large increase
in the number of members of the home.
the per capita cost has increased from
$92.77 to $103.06.
( Back Prom WaaL
Dr. A. P. Barnes returned last week
from a tip to the northwest where he
had been called to transact business
anatters. Doc is one of the best vet
ermariana in the state and is often
called in consultation with veterinar
ians in other sections of the county and
state. ' The Dr. has entirely recovered
irom nis recent niness ana is prepared
to answer calls anywhere.
The jury on the case entitled Lau vs,
Hall in District Court which had been
out for nineteen hours returned a ver
diet allowing Mr. Lau damages in the
sum of $500 Friday morning. Mr. Lau
had sued for $10,300 on account of
broken leg received from a carelessly
handled stallion owned by the defend
ant and as his doctor bill was quite
high and he is a poor man and unable
! to do a hard day's work at present
; uccoant of his crippled leg the verdict
was received with much disapproval by
Gets New Coat ol Paint.
Private car No. 81, of SupU of Mo
tive power T. Itooso of tho Burlington,
which has been in the local repair shops
for a general overhauling went out. on
tho road Suturday mominir. and it
uiked like a brand new car as it had
been freshly painted and newly fur
Tho work on the car was done hur
riedly but reflects great credit' oa the
local workmen on account of its ex
cellence. Supt. Reope's time is in con
stant demand and as the car could not
be spared long from service, the work
men were instructed to make all pos
sible haste oonsistent with good work
n the job. .
Miss Emma Meyers, the milliner, was
looking after business in Omaha Fri
day, returning on the evening train.
104 To K. C, St. Louis,
passenger 9:48 a. m.
No. 106 To K. C, St. Louis,
passenger 12:03 a. m.
No. 194 Local Freight .... 10:40 a. m.
No. 103 From K. C, St. Louis,
passenger 5:02 d. m.
No. 105 From K. C, St. Louis,
passenger 6:12 a. m.
No. 193 Local Freight 3:00 p. m.
Tickets seld and baggage checked to
all points in U. S.
Advertiaad Letter List.
Remaining uncalled for in the post-
office at Plattsmouth, Neb., July 12,
Carpenter, Mrs; Davis, Miss Jessie;
Simms, Miss Verna; Wright, Miss Ella;
Anderson, Albert (2); Dutton, F. A;
Hildreih, C. E; Kirtley, W. B; Walker,
Jas. II ; Wallace, Jno.
These letters will be sent to the dead
latter office 4u 20V . 1309, if not
delivered before. In calling for the
above please say "advertised" giving
date of list. ' C. H. Smith. P. M,
Mr. and Mrs. Sile Brecker.ridge are
the happy parents of a new baby giri
which arrived at their home last week,
all concerned are getting along nicely
and Sile has already taken an extra
hitch in his belt in response to the little
Fine job work done at this office.
interest and the interest of all our
customers have always been the
first consideration with us. We
believe that if we give you the
can buy we are serving your , in
terests. This is why we have the
exclusive agency for the justly
celebrated CARHART bratidof work
ing cloiking and gloves. There is
no other brand better than this
brand. There is none as good. We
' satisfy or your money
L. M. Byer's
Member t)f Iowa University law?
CollegeFaculty Dies in
DES MOINES, Iawa, July 8.-Law-
rence Marshall Byers, whose death oc-
cured ip Lendon yesterday, while under
ether from an ulcerated tooth, had been
for five years one of the faculty of the
Iowa atate University college of law at
Iowa City. He was a graduate of the,
Yale law school, and was the only son
of Major S. II. M. Byers, who was for
twenty years counsel general at Roaiefe
Italy, and Berne and St. Gall, Switzer
land, and who is an author of note.
Mr. Byers was slightly known by a
few Plattsmouth people, having visited
here on several occasions. His mother
will be remembered by many of the
older residents as Miss Maggie Gilmour
who taught school years ago in this
county, at the old Millet academy at
Oreapotis, at Rock Bluffs, and else
where. She is a sister of William GiU
mour who reside about four miles,
south of the city.
C. E. Erman, solicitor for the con-.
tract department of the Bell Tele
phone Co, was a pawsenger for Omaha.
Saturday whore he visited over Sun
day with his family at home. Mr. Er
man states the prospect for farmers
lines being extended to the country
adjacent to Plattsmouth is quite flat
tering at present, and that his company
will begin work on several in the near
Old Settler Con.
Word has been received in this city
of the death of William Loughridge at
Murray Saturday. Mr. Loughridge,
was born in Cully Bolly, Ireland. Fun
eral services will be held today at the .
Presbyterian church in Murray, con
ducted by Rev. Lamp, and interment
will 1m bad at Oak HU1 cemetery in this
city. A more extended obituary will
be given in our next issue.
Carpenters, farmers, blacksmiths,
Max Uhlig Hdw., of Holdrege, Vebr.
is expecting a large shipment of Gage
Tool Co., celebrated self-setting planes-;
direct from the factory at Vineland, N.
J. If your local dealer don't sell them
send direct to above for a plane the in
experienced can set. No plane like it.
Watches, $1 to $50 at Crabill 'a.
& Marx Clothes,
benefit to the crops.
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