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TWICE A WEEK
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUG UHT 11), li)0!)
VOL. XLVI NO. JIG
District Organization Holds Suc
cessful Meeting at
A large delegation of Plattsmouth
people drove to Murray Tuesday to at
tend the District Convention of the
Cass County Sunday School Associa
tion. The delegates had a splendid
time and were enabled to enjoy the oc
casion much more on account of the
shower which laid the dust and cooled
. One of the features of the program
was an exposition of the Primary work
by Mrs. Warner of Syracuse, Nebr.,
who has specialized in this work, her
talk being greatly appreciated by the
delegates who listened eagerly and
will doubtless make a practical trial of
some of the new points brought out in
her discussion. The Sunday School peo
ple of Murray served supper to the vis
itors on the church lawn which was
considered a splendid idea as it was not
necessary to break up the crowd and
entertian at home. Rev. Luther Moore,
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wescott, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Hiatt, Mr. and Mrs. Luke
Wiles, Mrs. Agnes Chapman, Mrs. Mae
Morgan, Mrs. D. C. Morgan, Misses
Zelma Tuey, Jo Hall, Helen Foster,
Lillian Terhune, Pearl Staats, Laura
Moore, Trua South, Messrs. J. L. Bur
rows, James Holtsclaw, Seymour May
abb, Jesse and Henry Perry, Claud
Mayabb, Floyd, Orphia and Dental
Stone, Clyde White, Geo. Hall, Oscar
Wilson, and Geo. Farley were those
who attei del from Plattsmouth. The
merry company arrived home late in
the evening expressing delight at the
reception given them by the Murrayites
and quite enthusiastic over the success
of the convention.
The Newp From
Miss Minerva Tool is visiting friends
Mr. Geo. Sheldon of New York is in
town, visiting relatives.
Mrs. Shotwell of Lincoln i3 spending
a few weeks with her parents, Mr.
ar.d Mr3. Isaac Pollard.
After a last meeting at the home of
Miss Ladore Hall, the Entre Nou3 club
lias disbanded for the rest of the sum
mer, intending to reorganize in Octo
Mrs. O. Lundberg, accomparicd by
her daughter, Miss Linnea, and son,
Verner, left Wednesday . morning for
Araphoe, where she will pay a visit to
her sister, Mrs. Vantine.
Nehawka has awakened to the fact
that a big fair is scheduled for this fall,
has held a meeting, elected officers,
and dated the big event, Sept. 17 and
18. Oh, there'll be somethin' doin'
here about that time!
The J. T. club, a circle of the young
ladies of the community held f orib
again Friday evening at the home of
Miss Violet St. John. It i3 needless to
state that, as the paper always says,
"a good time was had by all."
Vilas Sheldon and party returned
Sunday from Edgar, Nebr., having
made the round trip overland in his big
"Olds." Mr. Shekhn reports crops as
very unpromising, being damaged to a
great extent by the lack of rain.
Will Hive Special Train,
Word has been received from the
management of the Elmwood Chautau
qua that on Sunday, August 22, a special
train will be run from Plattsmouth and
intermediate points. An exceptionally
fine program has been prepared for
that day and it is hoped and thought
that large numbers from this end of
the county will avail themselves of this
opportunity to visit the Chautauqua.
Mrs. Mary Benton, mother of Mrs.
E. E. Hilton of this city, who has been
visiting here for some weeks past, re
turned yesterday to her home at Blue
Hill in response to n message announc
ing tho serious illness of another daugh
ter. After her departure another mes
sage announced a change for the better
in tho patient.
Gov. lladloy, the reform governor of
Missouri, has boon secured to epenk Jit
the IJellevuo chauluuqua Saturday ow
ning, August 2S. l!o has takenlfor
his subject, "Tho Kulos of Business
an! the Laws of Men."
Tho U. N. C't. Entertained.
Last Thursday Miss Willa Moore
pleasantly entertained the U. N. C's.
at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. Moore, about 4 miles south
east of Murray. The Plattsmouth
guests were met at the station by the
Murray club members and the Union
guests. From Murray they drove to
the home of Miss Moore.
The morning was spent in music and
social conversation. At the noon hour,
they were invited to the dining room
where a sumptuous feast was partaken
of. In the afternoon the guests sought
the shady woods and strolled to the
home of Mrs. Arch. There they were
invited to her beautiful music room
and were treated to some fine music.
In the evening they drove to Murray
where the guests took the train for
their homes. Those present were the
Misses Blanch Mougey and Hattie Tay
lor of Union, Elsa Thierolf and Hattie
Hofmann of Plattsmouth, Villa Gapen
and Willa Moore. The other members
were unable to be present.
The American barn dance, now one of
the leading novelties of the London ball
rooms, has been introduced in this coin
try. Several society women startled
the community with "S. R. Henry's
Barn Dance," to which they danced the
figures of the Virginia reel and the hoe
down. Since then the band and orches
tras have taken up the craze.
The method in which the dance is in
terpreted is that of six couples who
swing their partners to a central point,
then waltz back to an angle formed by
the first retreating couple, who, in turn,
exchange partners. The following
strains indicate the musical theme to
which this is done:
The dance proper occupies increased
interest. It is wrought to a climax in
which the couples sing as they dance
For this purpose a set of words called
"Down at the Buskin Bee" are in
voked. The following barsof Mr. Hen
ry's barn aance are utilized:
To this melody the text runs as fol
lows: "Come along and let3 make merry down
at the huskin' bee,
Applejack and good blackberry, we'll
have a jubilee," etc.
A Runaway Accident.
Trof. Ed. Schulhof, Director of the
Institute Band at Glenwood, Iowa, who
has been enjoying a few weeks vacation
from his work had the misfortune to
receive some very severe injuries in a
runaway which occurid near the home
of Wm. Pankonin south of Louisville
and a few miles from Manley. Ed has
been tuning pianos during his vacation
and while in that community had made
his headquarters at the home of Mr.
Pankonin who is an old friend.
He had made arrangements to tune a
piano for Billy Ossenkop and intended
to walk over as the distance was but a
mile and a half, but Charles was ex
pecting to drive in that direction and
prevailed upon him to wait and ride.As
they left the yard and started down a
short decline the center piece of the
neck yoke gi vj way and the tongue
fell to the ground. This frightened the
team which began plunging while at
every pull the buggy struck them on
the heels. Finally the tongue stuck in
tho ground and the buggy was turned
over into a ditch near the road and
badly wrecked, the horses getting loose
Mr. Pankonin was not hurt much
though he had the breath knocked out
of him and also received a bad scratch
' on the arm. Ed did not get oil so lucky,
! getting a deep scratch about nine inch
j es in length on the front nnd inside of
I hi:' left thigh and n deep wound just
i below the iindde. of tho knee joint in the
lleshy part of the Irg.
Another rig was procured and he was
hurried to Manley where a doctor
dressed the wounds and he is at present
1 getting alor.g nicety, but will be com
j pelled to walk with a cane for awhile.
Heat-Crazed Man Drowr.ed Near
Louisville, Neb., Aug. 15. -John
Studlar, a Bohemian, who has been
working for sometime in the stone quar
ry of the National Stone Quarry Co.,
two miles above this place, became ap
parently crazed with the heat today
and jumped into tho Platte river. He
swam the stream with his clothes on,
turned around and started to swim
back. There are two channels which
must be crossed by swimming, aggre
gating almost half a mile in width.
When crossing one of these on his way
back Studlar was seen to sink from
sight. He did not come to the surface
All efforts to find the body proved un
availing. The river was dynamited,but
without effect. Late this afternoon
arrangements were made to drag for
Nothing is known here about the
drowned man. He came drifting in
searching for work, and has been with
the quarry company for some days. He
was about forty or forty-two years of
age. The temperature was 108 in the
shade during the afternoon, which leads
to the assumption that his strange ac
tions were due to its effect as he was
at work in the quarry.
Will Make Exhibit.
Louis A. andWm. G. Meisinger drove
n from the farm yesterday and made a
trip to Benson, Neb., where they spent
the day with their brother, Philip who
is in the grocery business there. In a
conversation with one of the committee
Louis stated he had a good colt which
ha would exhibit at the live stock show
at the Merchants Carnival Sept. 1st
Several farmers and stockmen have
signified their intention of bringing in
stock and grain among these being
Chas. II, Warner who will exhibit a
peck of winter wheat, peck of spring
wheat, peck of early oats, peck of late
oats, peck each of early and late pota
toes, G plates of apples, 1 plate grapes,
10 ears white corn, 1 tall stalk corn and
1 fine red polled bull. Others who have
also decided to bring in exhibits are
Luke Wiles, Julius Pitz, H. C. Mc
Maken, Geo. KafTenberger and John
Spangler. The committee has secured
a fine place for the care of stock and
an expert from the Uuiversity State
Farm will do the judging. From pre
sent indications live stock, fruit and
grain exhibit day Sept. 1st will be one
of the best on the list as there will be
two base ball games, a balloon ascen
sion and parachute leap, two thrilling
high trapeze performancestwowonder
ful heavy weight foot juggling acts, a
parade of cattle, horses and winners of
blue ribbons and prizes besides the
splendid side shows for which every
available street space has already been
bought, and fine brass bond music at
frequent intervals from 9:30 a. m. until
7:30 p. m. Bring in your exhibits ar.d
let the people know what Cass county
has in fine stock, fruit and grain.
Fine job work done at this office.
The Biggest Thing
Hasn't happened yet that's the Mer
chants' Carnival Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.
When it happens you want to be
When you come you certainly must
not fail to visit this store. We intend
to have some happy surprises for you
and tell you right now you cannot af
ford to miss them.
"Where Quality Counts.
THE HOME OF SATISFACTION.
Little Interest Manifested in
Cass County the Nominees.
The primary election held Tuesday
fof the purpose of nominating candi
dates for the various state and county
offices passed off very quietly and as
there were no important contests, the
voters did not turn out in large num
bers, being satisfied apparently that
n on e but good, capable men could get
the nominations. Some take this that
the primary is not popular and that the
people evidence a desire to return to
the old convention method. However
it (s not out of place as a reminder to
state, that there were many times
when but one or two turned out to the
old method primaries, and it was usual
ly found necessary to call men up by
phone and demand that they allow their
names to be used on the delegation.
When county convention day came
round very few went to take part and
most of the voting was done by proxy.
So much in regard to the two meth
ods and now for the results of tho elec
tion. For sheriff, Quinton on the republican,
Ttitt on the democratic ticket is nomi
nated, while for county recorder Daft
wins out over Hilton and Snyder gets
the democratic nomination. Odell's
majority over Wickland for county su
perintendent will be about 100, Miss
Fester of course winning the democrat
ic) nomination. Lushinsky and Morgan
also receiving the nominations for
clerk on their respective tickets, as
did also Schlater and Stark for treas
urer, Beeson and Archer for judge;
Frederich and Meisinger for commis
sioners. For supreme judge on the re
publican ticket Barnes and Scdwick are
nominated by good majorities while the
third nomination is between Fawcctt
and Calkins. On the democratic ticket
Dean, Good and Sullivan are nominated.
Mrs. Anna Anlt and daughters re
turned to their home at Cedar Creek
! Greetings: To the Pioneers
I and old settlers, of Plattsmouth
! and Cass county, wherever lo
cated: You are most cordially
and urgently invited, to be pre
sent in Plattsmouth on Sept.
2nd, being the second day of
the Merchants Carnival, to meet
old friends, and talk over old
time experiences, live over the
past and renew your youth. The
occassion will be enlivened
speeches and good music.
By Order of Committee,
S. L. Thomas
J. M. Meisinger
B. S. Ramsey, Sec'y.
R. B. Windham, Chairman.
Mr. Charles Janda and Miss Anna
Ptacek were married Thursday at 6 a.
m. by Rev. Father M. S. Shine at the
Catholic church. Tho wedding was
private no invitations being extended
and none but near relatives of the con
tracting parties were present. The
groom is a fine young man, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Janda of this city,
and has a large number of acquain
tances who admire him for his many
qualities. The bride is the handsome
and accomplished daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Ptacek and also has num
erous warm friends in this city where
she was born, raised and educated in
the Catholic and public schools.
Immediately after the wedding the
bridal party repaired to the home of
the bride's parents where a wedding
breakfast was enjoyed, the newly mar
ried couple departing on the morning
passenger for Havslock, their future
home, where the groom is employed.
The News-Herald joins their friends
in extending congratulations and wish
ing the happy couple success and pros
perity in their married life.
Interesting results have just been
been announced by the Forest Service
as a result of the campaign conducted
in Southern California by Stanly E.
Piper, Expert of the Biological Survey
of the Department of Agriculture, to
exterminate ground squirrels and
Extensive experiments were tried to
determine the best means of killing off
these destructive little animals, and it
was found that most effective results
were obtainted by using poisoned green
or ripening barley heads. The squirrels
are exceedingly fond of thia green her
bage, and eagerly ate the poisoned food
placed along the runways. Tests were
also made with oats, wheat, barley,
raisins, prunes, dried apples, and crack
ed corn, out these did not prove so
While green barley proved most suc
cessful for poisoning ground squirrels,
yet the difficulty of procuring a suffi
cient supply in all localities led to dried
barley grain being tried. The grain
was treated with strychnine sulphate,
saccharine, and eggs, and although this
combination proved very destructive to
the squirrels, it had practically no
effect upon doves and quail. In fact, a
deliberate attempt was made to poison
these birds at their watering places,
but no bad effect resulted. The poison
ed grain was used in fields grazed over
by sheep and produ:cd no ill effects
The experiments also proved that
gophers were partial to raisins and
dried apples, and theso were success
fully used in the poison experiment. It
was found that by sprinkling the apples
or rasins with the strychnine solution,
as effective results were produced as
could he obtained by inserting the
poison into the fruit.
The experiments foe extermination
of squirrels also resulted in the death
of a considerable number of rabbits.and
in other experiments it was found that
oats proved very effective in killing
both jacks and cottontails. Green al
falfa was also used with good results
for the same purpose.
Notice ol Sale.
Notice is hereby given that the Board
I of School Distiict No. 2,in Cass county,
I Nebraska, will sell at public auction to
I tho highest bidder for cash, at 2:30 p.
! m., of the 21st day of August, A. D.,
I 1009, at the South door of the Court
! House, in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Sale
I to remain open one (1) hour, the school
building with foundation, known as the
! G003 School House and located on the
farm of Mrs. Anna Goos, about one
i mile South-east of Plattsmouth, Neb
raska. ! Dated this 21th day of July, A. D.,
Notice to E ghth Crade Pupils.
There will be an examination held at
my office August 2"), 1909, for those
pupils who lack one subject only of
passing Into the ninth grade.
31-1 Maky K. Foster,
Special train leave I'la! t.;:m.'.ith at S
a. in. Sunday, Am;. 22. l'".t returning
K ave I'lniwood In p. in. Fine r.'. iie,
excellent p:iy ram, go! time for every
body. All come. :U-:'.
Earl R. Blish Brings Action
Against Railroad for $25,000
Earl R. Blish, the young fireman who
lost his foot in a wreck which occurred
in the local yards on July 1, 1909, has
filed suit in the District court asking
for $25,000 damages. Mr. Blish who is
28 years of ago claims tho switching
facilities in the local yards were care
lessly allowed to remain usclesa afs re
gards the semaphores, lights, customs.
He went to work knowing nothing of
this and on the night of July 1 lost his
foot in a wreck caused by a fast freight
coming into tho yards too fast and run
ning into his engine going at a rate of
30 miles per hour. The other employ
ees, knowing tho conditions which hadL
not been explained to him succeeded in
saving themselves, but ho was perma
nently crippled and whereas before he
was able to earn $75 per month he can
not work now and make a living. Ho
also wants $300 for medical attendance.
Blish came here from Bradford, Pa.,
and this was his second night on duty.
The company has offered him $2,000 to
sign a settlement but he has refused
and will try it out in District court,the
case coming up sometime in September
Reports from Omaha as to the con
dition of Mrs. Alice Towlc continue to
be favorable, the patient sitting up
Tuesday for the first time of any length.
Her relatives and friends in Plattsmouth
and vicinity are greatly pleased at the
rapid progress toward recovery and
hope she will soon be able to resume
her place among them.
Miss Mildred Snyder is visiting at
W. F. Gillispie was in Omaha Mon
day on business.
MUs I.enora Todd is visiting r":oua
in Mrs. T. J. Todd.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wile3 are visiting
at Elmwood this week.
Wayne Propst is sick at home being
threatened with typhoid fever.
Mr. Parrot and two daughters, Misses
Helen and Myrtle were visiting at W.
B. Porters' Sunday.
F. A. Bernes and W. T. Richardson
attended the Sunday School convention
at Murray Tuesday.
Misses Vera Propst and Robin Rich
ardson were in attendance at tho S. S.
conventional Murray Tuesday.
Mrs. Bridge, who has been visiting
Mrs. Gillispie and Mrs. Adams has
returned to her home at Kansas City,
Misses Eva Porter, Mayola and Edna
Propst are attending the teachers' in
stitute and chautauqua at Elmwood this
Mrs. Cora Kiser informs us she ex
pects to move to University Place
about Sept. 1, in order to educate her
Ernest and Florence Hutchinson drove
through Mynurd Wednesday on their
way to Meadows, Sarpy county, where
they will spend sometime fishing and
visiting with their sister, Mrs. Will
Verner Perry has gone to Canada in
search of more and cheaper land. A
year ago Mr. Perry bought a section of
Canada land, since then has sold half
of it, clearing him about one thousand
Another horse has baen killed by an
M. P. freight train. The animal which
belonged to John R. Meisinger, some
how got onto the bridge near Mr. Meis
inger's place, falling with his legs be
tween the ties. Mr. Meisinger and the
hired man were endeavoring at thi
time to release tho animal.
George Stunts the genial nnd efficient
I letter thrower at the city postoftico is
en i' in.LT the annual l days vacation
with full pay allowed him by Iih em-
1 pluyer, o;tr Uncle Sam. George is a
paiitakii-.g clerk and bis steady em
ployment fur a period of eight years in
the position he now holds is ,t splendid
mark of his ellieiencv.
We hope ho
I will ci joy his vacation.
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