The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, February 03, 1910, Image 1
So Tb NewsHeralb TWICE A WEEK SEE PLATTSMOUTH SUCCEED I! WS. Established Nov. 5. lf91 (r.MM .j t . iooc KRALD. Established April 16. 1R64 Coolld.ted Jan. 1. 1896 PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FKBKUAUY 3,11K VOL. XLVI NO. 83 3 V SWITZER VOTES NO Does Not See His Way Clear to Make the Necessary Improvements. JORDAN AND FREDERICK FAVOR THE PROJECT The Cost Will Be Comparatively Small Considering the Nature of the Work. Two for and one against was the wuy the vote Btood on paving the east half of Fourth street when it was called up before the county commis sioners for decision yesterday. L. D. Switzer casting his vote against the proposition. Just why a commissioner, residing in the center of the county should oppose a needed improvement in any particular part of the county, and particularly in the county seat is hard for the ordinary mind to grasp. For the past fifteen or twenty years the board ha9 been building expensive iron bridges over the creeks in the west end of the county, and this city has paid thousands of dollars into the general fund and into the roa J fund to be used by the commissioners, where ever in their judgment it would be most needed. The commis sioner form the first district hasheen broad enough to vote for these im provements, although in a half century, probably not one of Platts mouth's citizens will ever cross many of those bridges. The paving of the east half of Fourth street will prob ably cost the county 1000, but it is an improvement and a protection to the county's property. . If the pavement is not put in, the way the gutter is washing should it keep it up for a few years an expen sive culvert will be needed to cross from the street to the court house. And more than that the walk on the west side of the court house grounds will be undermined and washed away, and an other expensive walk will have to le built, besides making n fill to place the walk on.' II. Fransen went to Omaha this morning to remove his wife from the hospital to their home at Avoca. Air. Franzen has been employed in the shops here and will return to l'lattsmouth next wck. Mrs. Hall of South Omaha, and Mrs M. II. Cleaver members of the Finance ommittee of the Degree of Honor, were in the city today look ing after the interests of the order. Mrs. II. Gartlcman was a passenger to the metropolis this morning. Uncle Sam should march li a full 'regiment of sol diers up to our frontdoor today, we could fit every oue of them with a uniform of blue denim, or if he should t march 500 boys in here any time, we could fit them in pveralls in 10 minutes. We are the Largest Distributers of Overalls in Cass County. Look at our corner window and guess how many overalls are in it. We will give a pair free to the first man and boy that guesses the nearest correct number. C. E. Wescott's Sons The Home of Satisfaction. PLATTSMOUTH BOY MAKES HIGH DIVE Son of John Boyd Takes a Shoot Over Embankment with Coaster. last Thursday a ten year old boy, son of John Boyd, residing on South Fifth street between Pearl and Granite was coasting in the yard adjacent to his fathers home. The yard slopes to the noth gently for a considerable distance, and then the decent is almost perpendicular for about seventy-five feet before a gentle slope is again found. Large trees are growing on the embankment, though the folage on them is not very dense it the present time. Master Boyd did not expect to make the leap that he did, but the sled was going at a greater speed than he though and over the embankment he went, over tree tops and under brush, as if if he were shot out of a gun. The descYnt did not happen to injure the lad, although the sudden alighting jared his nerves somewhat. No bones were broken luckily. When Mr. Boyd arrived from his work in the evening and was informed of the feat performed by the boy, he very quickly issued an ucas, that there should be no more coasting at that place on pain of having the sleds reduced to the scrap pile. Pair Overalls Free. There is a novel contest on at C.E. Wescott's Son's store. The east window has been filled with a part of their surplus stock of overalls. These goods are of the $1.00 per puir goods. This enterprising firm offer to give to the man first bringing the guess of the number of pair, or nearest the number of pairs in the window ,bctween now and Saturday evening next, one pair of overalls. The boy bringing the nearest guess will have an equal show with the man. Each man or boy has one guess. The goods in the window are all surplus stock and the firm have on their shelves sufficient overalls to last the trade for a year, before drawing on the supply in the window. This is the same quality and make that the firm sold a year ago for the same money. Call and register your guess and get a new pair of overalls free, if you guess the number nearest correct. Card of Thanks. We wish to express our thanks to our friends and neighbors who so kindly ministered to our needs in our time of grea- sorrow. May the choicest blessings of heaven rest upon them. Mrs. C. Cowl Mrs. F. A. Hodgkin Mr. Wm. Cowles Mrs. .1. F. Stenner And Families L. D. Switzer, county commissioner of Avoca precinct and C. R. Jordan of Greenwood precinct arrived in the city last evening and will met with the board today. NEWS MAN AT EAGLE Visits That Little Berg and Finds her Booming in Good Shrpe. EAGLE BEACON MAN A BUSY EDITOR. Has Lots to Do and Keeps Him Busy Dolug It All the Time. When the Missouri Pacific train rolled into the lively little city of Eagle, the News man, who stepped off the car at that point was somewhat hungry, as it was quite a little after the noon hour, but we were not long finding the restaurant of D. Wilson, who recently came from Palmyra and reports a good business in his new location. We know why for the place which Mr. Wilson conducts is a good place to feed, for we tried it. Here we broke bread with John McKay of Weeping Water, who was looking after some business matters in the city. Mr. McKay tells us he ex pects soon to move to Kansas where he had some lands which he thinks the best ever. After dinner we visited Max Span leigh the hard workman who was busy as a bee, and had a number waiting for his attention. He said he was enjoying a good business, and no proof additional besides what we saw was necessary. At the Postofficc which is conducted by Geo. W. Petersen, and whoconduets it in a fitting style, we met Rev. J. W. Davis, minister of the Methodist church and formerly of Nehawka. Rev Davis told us he had just re turned from Burlington Iowa, where he lived when a boy, and that he had had a good time while gone. He also said that Fagle was a good little city,and he liked to make hishomc there J. II. Latrom general merchan dise, said business was good and that he was enjoying his share of the general prosperity' T. R. Adams, said business was not very brisk, but he could not complain. Here met Miss Carrie Adams well known here, who inquired as to how l'lattsmouth, and her many friends were getting along. John Adams k Son, who have the Lumber and Coal yards were en joying a good business and said everything was all right. This we were glad to hear. Little grain is or has been moving on account of much of the corn not having as yet been gathered. Better & Vincent conduct one elevator, while Geogre Trunkenzbalz has charge of the other. We heard the whistle blow, announcing the coming of our train, and in an effort to save some time, we were speding down the street, though not exceeding the sped limit, when a loose board in the walk tripped us, scattering our paper over the west end of Cass county and causing a rent in our left trouscr leg near the knee which required a Iialf hour of our time that evening when retiring, to heal. Kagle is a very lively little city rind pnn ,...: i. n,,p., j t j,e totaling of the iiimiicMi ..i..: i 'n'mercial interests of one of the best counties in the best state, in the best Nation on earthr ANOTHER HORRIBLE COAL MINE DISASTER. One hundred and Fifty Burrled In Mine Explosion In Colorado. At midnight last night, seventy nine bodies of the Primero mine explosion had been brought to the surface. There were in all 11!) men at the mine at the time the explosion took place, and as the main shaft is completely filled up with the dirt mid rock, it is not expected that any one can be rescued. Walt Thacker of Union transacted 1 business in l'lattsmouth last evening. 1 PIONEER PAS TOR DIES Rev. Dr. J. T. Baird Passed to His Reward After a Very Brief Illness. Was pastor here FOR THIRTY YEARS Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday Alter noon at 2 O'clock. Yesterday afternoon, the com munity was shocked when the news was heard upon the street that Rev. Dr. John T. Baird had died. Dr. Baird had been ill scarcely a week, and not many knew of tho dangerous nature of his illness. He was taken sick one week ago yesterday, and while being confined to his bed, his illness was not by the members of his family thought to be critical, al though the doctor had not been quite as vigorous this winter as formerly. Rev. John T. Baird, D. D. was born in Cincinatti, O., Dec. 3, 1834, and at the time of his death was seventy-five years, one month and twenty-seven days old. He graduated from Yale college at the age of twenty four, and entered the Princton Theo logical seminary from wlu'ch he grad uated in 1861 and received a license from the Presbytery of Cincinatti the same year. Rev. Dr. Baird remained in Ohio ror some three years and preached for Presbyterian churches, at . Cinninatti, coming to Nebraska in 1S64, he first took up his rcsidenco at Brownville, Neb., where he was pastor for ten years. In 1875, at Brownville, Dr. Baird was married to Miss Maria G. Wood, who with one son and four daughters survive him. , He was installed pastor of the First Presbyterian church of this citv about thirtyfivc years ago, and was pastor tor tliirty years. During the time he was pnstor of this church he was the Stated Clerk of the Nebraska City Presbytcry.and also one of the trustees of Bellvue Cllege. He was the oldest Presbyterian minister and held a past orate longer than any Presbyterian minister in the state. The immediate relatives who survive to mourn his loss.Mrs. Baird, Mrs. G. L. Earley, Misses Kstelle, Carrie, and Florence of this city and Will Baird of Colorado. The funeral service will be conduct ed by Dr. Sexton, of Lincoln, who has been so long associated with Dr. Baird in church work in Nebraska, and will take place from the First Presbyterian churclr, at 2 o'clock, Friday afternoon. Ur. Baird was loved and respected bv every one who knew him, and he will be sincerely mourned by everyone in trie city.Ilis life was an open book and he had the confidence of men in all walks of life. UNION'S NEW HOTEL NEARLY COMPLETED. Moderm Building ol Eighteen Rooms will be a credit to the Town. The new eiehteen room hotel winch is being put up at Union is rapidly ncanng completion and a representativ of the Daily News says that it is a credit to the town, and would be a valuable addition to a much larger place. The building is of red pressed brick and will be heated bv ntiinn and modern throughou., including gas plant. Mr. Leach the proprietor has offered one week's board to the person sug gesting the best name for the new hotel, and the contest is open to the world. Mrs. O. II. Bayless, and daughters Hildreth and Biilah, who have been visiting tho home of Mrs. Bayless' parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brady, returned to their home at Watson, Mo. this afternoon CASS COUNTY PIONEER COMES TO TOWN. W. J. Laughlln ol Greenwood Pays a Visit to the County Capital. O. W. Laughlin and wife and his father W. J. Laughlin and daughter Miss Nellie all of Greedwood were in the city today. Mr. W. J. Laughlin, is one of the Cass county pioneers and resides on the homestead he entered in 1859. On Easter Sunday of that year Mr. Laughlin first crossed the Missouri river and drove up what is now Main street of our city and camped near tho Vallcry mill, located somewhere on what is now Washing ton Avenue. Mr. Laughlin had a brother-in-law, Mr. Joseph Pierson residing in the county at that time. Mr. Pierson afterwards moved to Plattsniouth and died here. Mr. Luughlin took a claim close to what is now Greenwood, but owing to the difficulty is subsisting on the raw prairie, he left his wife to hold down the claim, while he came to Platts mquth to get work. He found work in plenty here, and assisted mason Aughey in building the first brick bulding ever erected in Plattsniouth. Mr. Laughlin was anxoius to see and shake hands with as many of the old timers as possible today.. Argo vs McQuInn Settled. The litigation, between. Matt Mc- Quinn and Mrs. Argo, in which the plaintiff recovered a judgment for 1409.05 at a former term of the dis trict court of this county terminated today, when on the expiration of a stay of execution, the defendant, Mr.McQuinn, paid up the judgment and all of the costs except $30.00. The action was for damages result ing from an alleged assault and bat tery on the plaintiff by the defend ant while trying to regain possession of a house and garden on his premises a few miles east of Murray. A trial to a jury resulted in a judgment against McQuinn, in the amount above stated. The case was not appealed to the supreme court, but stayed for the period allowed by statute, by the defendant giving the necessary bond for the final adjustment at the end of the period. Planted Cars of Acorns. Ptak k Bajeck shipped to Lincoln this morning a consignment of their fine brand Acorn Cigars. The order was billed to Ed. Young at base mil headquarters. When l'lattsmouth citizens "visit their friends" in Lincoln they should give Ed a call, and boost for Plattsniouth. Postponed. The first appearance of the Grew Stock Company at the Parnielc has been postponed to February 9th instead of February 4th as it has been advertised. They will play the "Invader" at the opening. Mr. Vcdder left Schenectady on the 12th inst, and Mr. Fort did not start with his engine until the following day, but in coming the distance Mr Fort out traveled the other gentlemen and had placed in ahead in the making up of the train. It was expected to make a stop at Havelock and have some repairs put on the engine in the custody of Mr. rort. They expected to reach Denver about Feb. first. S. L. Furlong, the weather seer of Rock Bluffs was in the city today Mr. Furlong does not look for settled Weather until after the 15th, of lei. ruary, when Venus will be in per helion. On that date that particular star begins to recede from the siin,and the storms will be less frequent. I ..III ! . II I Mrs. Louis Martin and Mrs John Lutz, spent the day in Omaha going on the early train this morning. M. C. Baker of Xottaway Mich, who has been the guest of his brother A. L. Baker, near Murray for some weeks, departed for Clay Center, Nebraska this morning where he will visit his daughter for a time. Miss Lawrence arrived from Omaha to substitute us teacher at the Ilich school. Mrs. A. A. Randall, who has been the guest of Omaha friends for a few lays returned to her home at Osceola. t his morning. Y. M. C. A. TO ORGANIZE Petition to Organize Asso ciation has Long List of Signatures to it. A GOOD MOVE FOR OUR BOYS. Take Hold of It and Boost It to a Successful Termination At Once. About one hundred young men of the town hove already appended their names ' to a paper signifying their intentions to associate themselves into a branch of tho Y. M. C. A. E. II. Wcscott is tho local corres pondent for tho Association in Platts mouth, and the list can be signed at Wcscotts store, or at Wcyrich & Hadrabas's store. Any young man in the city who has not already hod the opportunity to sign can do so by dropping in at cither of these places and calling for the list. It is the intention to rent suitable rooms at once and put in a reading room and also a gymnasium. This can be done at a low cost when the number to be served is taken into consideration There has been considerable en thusiasm over the proposed associa tion, and if the matter is taken hold of with some energy it can be made a desirable feature for the young men of the city. Dies Suddenly. Miss Allison Johnson, teacher of German, in our High School, received a message last evening informing her of the sudden death of her sister at her home at Bloomfield, Nebr. Miss Johnson departed for her sister's home this morning. Miss Schaffer, who has been substituting for Miss Anna Hcisel will take Miss Johnson's place until her return. Miss Hcisel will resume her former place at noon. It's Your Own Fault if you haven't taken advantage of our sea son end "Clean Up." Suits and overcoats left from our new fall stock, worth up to $30 at Just prices. All wool suits and overcoats worth up to $15, now $10. H, S. & M suits and overcoats worth up to $21, now $14. H. S. & M. suits and overcoats worth up to 30, now $18. We have made it a rule of this store not to carry over stock from one season to another. That's why you can buy at such low prices. Falier&Thieroli Value Giving Clothiers.