The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, January 31, 1910, Image 8

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Booster Meeting Pulled Off
With Success and Much
Interest Awakened.
George B. Irving Tells What We
Need and How to Go About
to Get It.
For sometime before the hour of
opening the lecture last night a large
crowd of people,' bearing on the lapel
of their coats or cloaks, Booster
buttons "See I'lattsmouth Succeed"
had gathered on the walk in front
and in the corridor of the Parmelc
theatre, anxiously awaiting the min
ute that the show should end and the
doors thrown open to admit the
The I'lattsmouth High School a
couplo of hundred strong had ac
quired scats in the parquet, and with
in three minutes after the doors
were thrown open the auditorium
was filled with men and women
anxious to learn how to pull the old
town out of the rut. When the
speaker attended by Mayor Sattler
and other citizens appeared, the
high school lead by Hen Windham
pulled off several of their soul ins
piring yells, then sang a song composed
especially for the oscassion, the burden
of which was I'lattsmouth wants a
Don York, then sang "See Platts
inouth Succeedd"thc words and music
by the "Poet Lauriette"of I'latts
mouth Hilt Wescott. The song and
singer were much appreciated by the
audience, which was no doubt grat
ifying to the composer.
Mayor Sattler introduced the
lecturer with an appropriate speech.
Mr. Irving launched into his cubject
"How to make this city a better
Pluttsmouth", prefacing his remarks
with the statement that is any excuse
were needed for his being before
his audience, it would be found in the
fact that sometime since the Congress
of this country on the recommendation
of then president Roosevelt, had
enacted a statute conserving the
industrial life of the smaller towns
and cities of the United States, and
attempting t- protect from the
encroachments of the great cities
The lecturer said in substance that:
There were several kinds of patrio
tism, and refercd to the example
of our grand sires risking their lives
and shedding their blood that this
country might have civil liberty,
and our fathers who had fought to
maintain our institutions. These were
great struggles, but the speaker was
of the opinion that the struggles
' " now on between the economic forces
of the country was even more mo-
in ntous than those met and master
ed in .the past. He believed that the
men of now, and within the next
few j'ears arc to wage a bloodless
battle between the cconimic forces
of the country of far more import
. ance than any bloody struggle of the
past. Mr. Irving then refered to the
disposition of the large cities to sap
the. industrial life of the smaller
towns. He stated that the citizens
were allowing it to be done, and doing
it to a certain extent.
He praised the patriotism of our
" fathers for what they had done, but
there was another Fort of patriotism
: which was called for at the present
and that is loyalty to home indus
tries and home merchants. The money
spent -ftway from I'lattsmouth U$
1'lattsnWnrth citizens, if spent at home'
would enable the merchant here to
build the factories, which were the
one thing needed to make this city
permencnt. The speaker refered to
the natural advantages of the town
anil the enterprises already here
staled that what was needed was men
to push, and work together to bring
other industries in. He was against
the interurban railway from Omaha
but said we should have one to the
interior of the country. He ad
voeated . free delivery in the cilv
limits. One of the things most needc(
here is the speaker's opinion was an
industrial fund of 50.000, dollrs
subscribed by the citizens of the
town for use in encouraging smal
factories to locate here. On the othe
hand if nothing was done along this
line, the way was left open for the
man with the, wild cat schemes to get
iu and take the surplus capital of the
town away, and in most cases it neve
comes back. It was the idea of the
lecturer that the surplus capital of
riattsniouth, invested in home in
dustries for the next ten years, would
" double the population of the town and
make the schools and other industries
of the city more efficient than now.
He urged that the surplus capital
l)c thus employed, it was done in other
cities, and would work wonders here.
lie said we were behind in enter
prise exerted toward the beautifying
of thccty parks. And advised
procuring the services of a landscape
engineer and have this defect removed
at once. Curbing were sadly needed
as well as walks, especially toward
the Burlington shops,whcre he had
some difficulty in making his way
over through the day. The shop
people had to endure this every day,
it ought not to be sl. Mr. Irving
spoke for an hour and a half, and
left some valuable hints. The writer
had heard many commendations of
the lecture today
Has Been on Trial All Day In Judge
Archer's Court.
The trial of tho railroad wreck
goods men has occupied the attention
of Judge Archer for the most of the
day. Attorney for the parties have
made extended arguments, the dc
dendents council Mr. Gering con
tending that the ordinance violated
is not valid, while the attorneys for
the .city were just as insistant that
it was good law. At the time of going
to press Judge Tidd was making his
argument, and the decision of the
court could not bo given. There was
considerable impassioned oratory in
tho discussion of the case before the
court,and the outcome of the suit is
a problem.
Later: At the close of the argument
of attorneys, Judge Archer
summed up the case, discharging
Iarry Contor and William Warshow
and finding Nathen Grenerg guilty of
iolation of the "Hill Poster's Or-
dinence", which tho court said he
did not consider a very henious offence
and the sentence of the court should
be that Nathen pay a fine of $5.00
and costs of prosecution and fixed the
amount of his appeal bond at $")0.00.
Do not Put Loose Coins In the
Boies lor the Carriers to Pick
Washington, Jan. 2
To tho Postmaster:
Sir: In view of the extent to which
the practice of placing loose coins
in boxes by rural patrons has grown,
and the delay in the delivery and
collection of mails and the harship
imposed on tural carriers incident
thereto, you tire informed that com
mencing February 15 proximo, rural
letter carriers will not be required
to collect loose coins from rural mail
Patrons should enclose coins in an
envelope, wrap them securely in a
piece of paper, or deposit them in a
coin holding reeeptical so they can
be easily and quickly taken from
toxes, and carriers will be required
ti lift such coins, and where accomp
anied by mail for dispatch, attach the
required stamps.
This should bo promptly announced
to the rural patrons through whatever
means you may employ, without
expense to the department, and you
are at liberty to give the informa
tion embodied herein to your local
paper for publication, if they so
P. V. DcGraw,
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General.
Under Quarantine.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Tollork, had
occasion o be wroried several days
this week and lust, the reason for it
being the failure to receive a letter
from their daughter, Miss Ellen who
is at Evenston III. attending the
young ladies seminary. Willard Hall
the school where she is Ins been
under quarantine for six days, cue
of ihc students, having scarlet feverj
The authorities have been Every,
cautious aboui, allowing mail matter
to be sent ouc. The letters which
are sent are perforated with holes
and fumigated fefore leaving the
Wins Prize.
James Higljcy Jr. won the $),00
prie offered by Mr. Irving to tho boy
or girl who would sell the greatest
number of buttons boosting Platts
mouth. The next highest number was
sold by Charles Dovey. The boys
were present when the count was
finished, .showing the James lliglcy
Jr. one of the carrier boys for the News
had sold 71 buttons and Charles
Dovey 04. Charles was game and
showed he was made of the right
kind of stuff, he reached his hand
across the table and grasping "Jimmie"
by the hand remarked. "shake old boy
I am glad you won it." Thus the
News scores another victory.
Mrs McCrca, of South Center
Kansas, arrived a couple of days ago
to be the guest of W. I). Jones and
family, departing this morning for
Fairfield Iowa, where she will visit
relatives for a time.
Spent Several Interesting Hours in the Beautiful Little
Chautauqua City.
Businessmen Prosperous and Everybody Busy and Root
ing For Their Own Town.
Monday a representative of the
Daily News went to the go-a-head
city of Elmwood, and having visited
the rustling communoty before we
we were not surprised to see them
doing business. Located as it is on
a commanding eminence, where a
good view of the surrounding country
can be obtained, one is cmpressed
with what Uncle Conrad Schlater
said away back in 1S64, after having
mado a trip to Lancaster P.O. passing
the present site of Elmwood, in which
he declared he had, never seen a better
site for the building of a city than there.
Mr. Schlater tells the story of his
trip on this occasion, as follows:
John Simpson, contracted with me
to go to Lancaster P.O. now Lincoln,
and buy a piano for him and bring it
home with me. I had my instructions
as to what I was to give for it if
it should come up to what was de
sired. Starting early I made the
trip to within a few miles of the
place where I was to go before night.
Along in the evening I camo to Salt
Creek, and as it was early in the
spring, the ice had not gone out of
the stream, but was in a very weak
ened condition and would not sup
port a team. There being no bridge
I was compelled to follow down for
about five miles, before a crossing
place could be found, which fortu
nately was but a short distance from
Mr. John Gregory's the place where
I was going to. . In attempting to
ford the stream the front wheels of
the wagon dropped into a sink hole
and my team were not able to pull it
out. I leaned over unhitched the
traces and allowing the . tongue to
fall mounted one of tho horses and
left the wagon in the midst of Salt
Creek. Going to the house of Mr.
Gregory, I applied for lodging, also
said I could stay, but as there was
nothing to eat I could not have any
thing until the arrival of Mr. Gregory
who had gone to Nebraska City for
supplies.. Just after dark Mr. Gre
gory came with his horse loaded
down with provisions nnd our hun
ger whs. satisfied. Satisfactory terms
were made regarding the purchase
of the piano, and with the use of
two yoke of oxen the wagon was
dislodged from the bed of Salt Creek.
The next morning the piano was
loaded and the wagon taken back
across the stream with the oxen be
fore hitching on the horses. On the
return I passed through where Elm
wood id now situated a little bfore
noon and was impressed with the
beauty of the country, and excellent
location for a city, which I then
believed would be selected for one in
the future. With no further incident
I arrived home that night late. While
at Lancaster P.O. Mr. Gregory tried
to got ine to take a homestead and
pointed out the exact quarter Where
the state capital now stands, saying
that would be valuable sonic clay.
I thought theiland too salty and would
not take it.
In this city the News man found
things widc-a-wake, and the people
alive to the best interests of the
town. One thing impressed us, a
number of boys we saw on the street
it being near the time for the after
noon session of the public schools.
It was not alone the number of the
boys which impressed the writer
(whilo we admit our weakness for
the boy in generaDbut the character
of the boy, the man of tomorrow,
for he seemed wide awake, full of fun,
but well behaved and good mannered.
This fact with many others made us
loath to leave this city. The schools
of Elmwood employ six teachers
and have eleven grades. The teach
ers being.J. H. Sluethron, Theodicia
Camp, Minnie Mills, Josephine Muel
ler, Minnie Everett, and Carrie Moon,
all giving good satisfaction in their
respective positions.
The Union Lumber Co., with Her
man Huge manager, nnd assisted
by Harry Tuellcr are doing a fine
business nnd carry a stock much larger
then places of more population, but
the busiiies justifies it.
We noticed the place of Joseph
Wilinms, who has n machine and
general Blacksmith shop was closed,
on making inquiries found that Mr.
Williams had sometime since suffered
a stroke of pnrallysis and was now
staying with a brother at Staple
hurst, Kansas.
At the blacksmith and machine
shop of Wm Mueller we fould that
gentleman very busy along with his
two assistants as well. A
glance at this bee hive cf in
dustry would tell any one that it
was on the crest of the wave of pro
sperity. At the place of J. F. Thorne we
found that gentleman busy with
his restaurant and confectionery.
Here we met II. C. Richards, of
Wabash who has just returned frc;.i
the southeast where he has been
visiting all winter. Mr. Richards
first went to Pennsylvania in the
fall where he visited and latter at
Richmond Va. Mr. Richards, has
much to say in favor of Richmond,
as a commercial center, as well as a
manufacturing city. Not alone in
this respect does . this historic city
excel, but as an educational center
as well, having numbers of Univer
sities and colleges of all kinds and
many technical institutions of learning.
At the drug store of L. A. Tyson
we found that gentleman busy and
while so enjoying a good business,
agreed to look after the interest of
the Daily News in the matter of
correspondence. We were more than
pleased that it was a busy man that
we could get to represent us, as it is
the busy man that does things and
not the one who has nothing to do.
When we had completed arrange
ments with 'Mr. Tyson, we were
reminded by our Ingcrsol that the
Missouri Pacific was expected any
monent and we hiked for the depot.
Here we found W. If. McDaniels
formerly of I'lattsmouth in charge
of the railways affairs, having the
day before been transferred from
Cook to Elmwood.
The banks of Elmwood which are
as good as any In the state were
doing a business which showed signs
of prosperity and solidity being well
managed and in a safe and conserva
tive manner.
At the pool hall of L. F. Coon we
found II. W. Thomas formerly of this
place engaged with the proprietor
in a game of pool and the manager
Mr. Coon said that business was
gootl. Mr. Thomas expects to move
to Montana during the early spring
where he thinks to make his home in
the future
The grain business of the sur
rounding country is cared for by the
Farmers Elevator Co., who succeed
Dick Smith, who has moved to Vcrn
ongo this state, and Herman Ruhge
whose place is conducted by Chas
B. Bcchwith, while Wm Sharp conducts
the elevator for the farmers com
pany. At Pentermann Bros, store business
was being done in the most up-to-date
manner and everything around
had an air of prosperity.
At the Green Pharmacy we found
the proprietor in charge and was
satisfied with the good business which
his good treatment has won.
Both the barber shops, which were
in every respect up-to-date, were
busy and prosperous. The east one
owned and 'operated by West and
Rosenow, was the first one visited
and the boys were getting there Eli
on the work which was crowding
them, and they seemed happy. The
shop formerly owned by W. E. Roscn
crans, near .the postofliec, was also
busy and is owned and conducted
by C. E. Branson who is assisted by
Harry Carpenter, who we were in
formed was no relation to Frank,
of Omaha Bee fame.
Mrs, Anna McFall the milliner
was satisfied with the business she
was doing, and says when spring opens
there will be more business than can
be taken care of.
At the place of C. Schunder the
harness man we found that geutle
man sick, but trying to care for his
business ns he could not get any one
to take his place. Ho has a good
stock of goods and does a good busi
ness notwithstanding his being sick.
We met C. D. Clapp, who said
that things were looking nllright in
the city and inquired regarding I'latts
mouth, complimenting the Daily News
and News-Herald upon tho, aggres
siveness and go-a-hcad spirit mani
fested, and the ably edited paper it
is at present. lie was also well
pleased to note the manner in which
Plattsmouth is going after things
for her good, and thinks that the
county seat will make good this
year and those to come.
Prosperity had left its impress
on all the surroundings at the
place of B. I. Clements and although
Mr. Clements was just at the monent
that we were thcre.out, the business
told for itself the way it was pushed
by the proprietor.
At Dittman's store, plenty of evi
dences of propserity was in view,
and no one could mistake the per
manency of it.
The store rooms of Swartz & Win
chell, were well filled with the best
and choicest of goods, which consid
ering the high range of values now
prevailing the country over are all
bargains, and that grade of goods
which always brings the purchaser
back for more of the same kind.
Both the meat markets were busy
C. F. Wood having scarcely time to
attend to the business which favored
his place, and get the other work
accomplished. At the market of
Hoover & Bogenreif, the same con
dition pcrvailcd, busy as bees.
' At the restaurant of C. D. Brit
tell who formerly lived in Plattsmouth
we were informed that another son
R. N. BiitteU of O'Neill, had just
paid his parents and brother a visit
departing Monday for his home in
the north.
Dr. J. M. Ncelcy was busy and
said that his practice was extensive
and kept him going most of the time.
Dr. Mungcr at his institution was
looki; g after the enormous practice
which the instirution and the way in
which he has conducted it, brings him.
L. W. Rocltengir, the hardware
man said business had been all he
could wish, and that he was per
fectly satisfied, and his place spoke
as forceablc as he himself.
At the finely appointed jewelry
store andV optical parlors of A. W.
Ncihart, who is doing a good busi
ness, wc met Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Keil of Eagle, who kindly inquired
of Col. II. C. McMakin, saying that
formerly they lived neighbors to him
and were well acquainted in Platts
mouth. They are. very glad to "sec
Plattsmouth succeed."
Our time was curtailed on account
of the coming of the train on which
wc had to depart from the city, and
wc were unable to visit all the busi
ness places, while wc cannot at this
time mention them all, will in a future
letter. One thing among the others
which make good in Elmwood, is the
Elmwood Mills which arc managed
by John Olson, and the hst of flour
made by Claus Breckenftld.
The happy busy citizens of Elm
wood, arc building greater than they
think, and doing it is such a nice
way as well. They are all busy, but
while this is the ease, they can find
time to ;rcet other visitors kindly,
and then back to their business
These tactics have already made
this city which has a name of being
one of the foremost cities of its size
in the state, and will work additional
wonders in many directions for it
in the future.
They meet at Weeping Water and
Elect a set ol Officers.
At a meeting held at Weeping
Water I'riday the editors of the county
perfected an organization to be known
as The Cass County Editorial Asso
ciation and elected the following
President P. A. Barrows, of the
Plattsmouth Daily News.
Vice Tres Harry Graves, of the
Union Ledger.
Secreaary L. J. Mayfield, of the
Louisville Courier-Journal.
Treasurer George Olive, of the
Weeping Water Republican.
The object of the organization is
to conservCj.thc best interests of the
publishers of the county. For years
the newspaper men have been neglect in
their own interests while serving
the denr public and have now conclude
to work for a time for their own
homes and firesides. There is no
set of men who give so generously
of their time and energies to the
public as the country newspapers
men and none arc so freely kicked
and abused as are these same men.
The boys do not have to take this
abuse and wc do' not believe that
they will permit themselves to be
imposed upon so much in the future
as they have in the past. All hail
to the new organization. May it
accomplish great good for the members
at least.
In County Court.
Administration of the estate of
Gustavo Buss, deceased was grunted
today on the petition of the widow,
to II.. O. Wellensick of Avoca. The
deceased was a merchant of Avoca,
and was post master of the village
for a number of years, and left quite on
amount of property.
Vhings are Transpiring Be
fore the Base Ball Sea
son Opens.
Such a League Ought to Win In
The Sporting News says that the
western League had 27 players over
.300 last season and thinks it does
not speak well for the pirtchcrs. It
wasn't a case of pitchers, my dear
beloved brother, it was a case of
The movement which has at several
times been started to form a stat
league of base ball clubs in Nebraska
has again been revived. There is
no reason why Nebraska should not
have a base ball league and a league
which would be prosperous. It is
true that there are not many cities
which are very large, yet there are
enough of sufficient population to
support the game in good shape
p:ov;ding the salary limit was put
at a reasonable figure. A state which
has furnished so many good ball
players of national reputation ought
certainly to be able to have a state
league. There is Fremont, Grand
Island, Hastings, Kearney, South
Omaha and Nebraska City which
ought to .be able to support good
teams, while Columbus, Central City
Seward, Plattsmouth and some of
the other towns of the state would
probably be able to support a team
and some of them much better tW."
the larger' ones. It is not alway
the size of the town which cou
in base ball, but the cnthusiari
of the people who live in it. We
would like to sec the scheme go through
Jimmie Sullivan has got his eye
on a man to fill that hole at second
base for the Lincoln team. That
means that the snck will be played
in a manner whiih will make that
infield of tho Links invincible, for
when "Sully" dopes a man he gen
erally dopes him right. Holy Smoke!
Think of it! Jack Thomas on first,
Jimmie Cockman at third, Eddie
Gagnicr in the short field and a man
equally good at the second iack.-
The only way they will ever get the'n
away from that bunch will be f
knock them over and then they will
have to go so high and so fast that
that ohcr invincible trio Weldron,
Davidson and Hogriever out in the
field cannot reach them. Then too
with that bunch of pitchers there
isn't going to be very many of them
hit anyway. Here's to the best team
in the Western League Lincoln.
May she cop the flag and make mil
lionaires out of her dandy owners
Dcspain & Stoner.
Following are some of the changes
made in the playing rules for the
coining season in base ball:
Two umpires, one behind bat whole
cheese. Crowd lequircd to divide
remarks equally.
Umpires can fine substitute players
and put them off grounds. Has
no right to police protection.
If batter throws bat and hits umpire
will be fined five dollars. If it knocks
him over, fine remitted. If it
him salary raised. ,
Catchers box extended fifteen feet
Special rule in favor of Babe Town
bo ho enn get in iront of batter.
Once pitcher has assumed position,
batter cannot stop over aiid pick up
dirt. '
Ball knocked past fielder and hit
umpire real hard, luitter is given
three bases.
If umpire is struck by the ball
runner cannot score until after the
If games are called by agreement
to allow teams to catch train,
crowd required to keep seats until
after train is caught.
Teams agreeing to stop atgame
certain time to catch train, train
must be held until home team has
most scores.
Throwing mask or glove at batted
ball allows runner 20 minutes for
All batters hitting 270 at close of
season shall be given 100 points
Sermon to the Boosters
At l,n Atnl....i:..i .1 1 r. J
un .luiiiuuiH 1'iiureii MineVv
evening Kev. W. L. Austin, will sp,.A
Commercial Club, his topic being
tho "Ancient Booster". You will miss
""""itlil i I I II T I IflTTUtltftllf 1.1
it if you fail to hear him.