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NBWS. EUbllrted Nov. . 1891 lcoMollHt! J.n 1 1MR
HERALD. Eitabliihed April 18. 1864 1 U0MoUdtod L 1898
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1O.1U0!)
VOL, XLVI NO. 85
Former Plattsmouth Man is
Out of a Job.
WALK THE PLANK.
Head of Peru Normal Asked to
Resign by State Normal
The board of education of the state
which met at Nebraska City yesterday
requested the resignation of Prin
cipal Crabtree of the Peru State
Normal school and accepted the re
signation of Prof. Searson tendered
a few days ago.
The board was in session several
hours at Peru, but came to no de
cision, finally . adjourned to Neb
raska City and finished tho work
there. Messrs. Brian, Shellhorn, Mc
Donald and Ludden voted to accpet
Crabtree's resignation and Tooley,
Childs and Bishop against.
Aged Citizen Here.
F. Swanbacl. returned to his
home at Greenwood this morning,
Tittviner nt.tAndwl iht. tplrnVinnn moot.
. m -y. a 1
4 ing last night. Mr. Swanback will
Xc- te ninety five years old years old
on the 9th day of March. He enjoys
the distinction of being the oldest
Odd Fellow in the state, and probably
the oldest stockholder in any cor
poration in the state.
You dont want to
Just three lots
You'll find then
on our front table
in three piles. They
are going fast. This
chance will not
last long. Better
snap it up.
The Home of Satisfaction.
... COMPANY PROSPERS.
The Year 1910 Best In History.
The annual meeting of the Platts
mouth Telephone Co., was held last
evening at the company's office in
this city. And the industry is one the
city may well be proud of. The record
the past year has been one of the
best in its successful career. The
officers elected; T. E. Parmelc, Pres.,
C. C. Parmele, Vice Pres., J. N. Wise,
Sect., and T. II. Pollock General
Manager and Treasurer.
Directors elected are C. C. Parmelc
T. E. Parmele, T. II. Pollock, Dr.
J. M. Necley, Edwin Jcary, Jno
W. Reasoncr, II. F. Swanback, Peter
Eveland, M. H. Pollard, C. II. Pollard
and Jacob Treitsch.
The company duriue last vear in
stalled an all cable plant in the citv
of Plattsmouth, placing 35000 feet of
cable throughout the city making
this a complete modern all-cable
plant with a capacity of 1200 phones.
110 phones have been added to the
Plattsmouth exchange in UI09. makine
a total of 6S0 phones used in tho city.
Of these 100 are business and office,
At the close of last vear the svstcm
had a total of 3095 phones in use,
covering the territory - from South
Umana to the south line of Cass
county, and extending west to and
including Havelock,where the company
have a very successful exchange.
As a Plattsmouth industry the
system has "succeeded". The Platts
mouth Telephone company, began
business in 1S99 with 100 phones in
this city and employed four oeonle.
The company now operates 13 ex
changes, with 3095 phones and 300
miles of first class long distance
copper toll lines and emrjlovl 53
people on the regular monthly pay
roll, besides working about 20 extra
construction men durinir the season
suitable for building. . ,
The headquarters of the eomnanv
is located it its own buildines in this
city, the yearly income amounts to
over $60,000 all of which is checked
out through the Plattsmouth banks.
County Commissioner Swit
zer Answers a News
GIVES HIS REASONS
FOR VOTING NO.
Letter Printed so that the Public
Can Judge as to the Matter.
Weeping Water, 2-7 1910.
Editor News Herald,
I have not lost one nifnute of Bleep
or missed a single meal on account
of the write up you gave me in the
Herald of Fcbr., 3-10.
If you had stated facts, I would
not have deemed it neccasary to re
ply. In the first place the Commis
sioners have no authority, or power
to do anything in incorporated vil
lages, except build county bridges.
You also speak of building bridges
in the west part of the county. We
certainly do, and it is a part of our
duty to do so. You made the asser
tion that in a half a century not
one of Plattsmouth's citizens' would
cross those bridges, you know
better than that, and so does the
citizens of Plattsmouth. I feel per
fectly snfc in making this statement,
that fifty teams will cross those bridges
where one will travel 4th St. If you
want to pave your streets do it where
it will benefit somelmdy. Look at
your two Avenues where three fourth
of all the peoplo have to pass over
to get to the rity, the mud in the
roads make them almost impossible
I to cross. You say that Plattsmouth
jpnys thousands of dollars iuto the
general, and road funds. Wry true
jlmt there is not one dollar of either
I of those funds goes into the bridge fund
since I have beci on the IJoard.
PROMINENT UNION STOCKMAN
Robert C. Kendall Blows the
NO REASON CAN BE GIVEN
Claims However That he did
The community surrounding Union
was shocked last evening when the
report was circulated that Robert
C. Kendall, a prominent farmer and
stock raiser residing four miles north
ennt of Union had taken his own
life. Mr. Kendall had been in poor
health for some months past, and to
this is attributed the cause of his
His lifeless body was found by
Charles Reeves, his hired man, in
a bin in the barn about five o'clock
in the evening. He had left the house
with his single barreled pumn gun.
about two hours before, but nothing
was thought of this as he frequently
took the gun with him in walking
over the farm.
He had entered the barn and none
into the grain bin, taking his right
boot off placed the muzzle of the
gun against his left cheek and nulled
the trigger with his bootless foot,
the load of -No 6 shot with which
the shell was loaded tore off the top
of his head, rendering death instan
aheous.vJn his Vest pocket was found
a note bearing date Feb 7. 1910 and
stated that "no domestic or financial
trouble had caused him to do this, but
You look ud the records and vou
will find the 1st dist. gets almost
as much of the bridge fund as either
the 2nd. or 3rd. districts, and the
1st. has two precincts and the 2nd.
and third seven each. Also examine
the records for pauper aid, and you
will hnd tat Plattsmouth City re
ceives $5.00 or more, to S1.00 for
the whole county outside of your
I am at a loss to know how vou
figure the cost at $1,000.00. The
committee that called on the Board
stated they did not know what th
cost would be.
I have no fault to find with Platts
mouth, and have no grudge against
the city, but my judgement is that
it is a mistake to pave 4th street,
and I will vote no.. I am moved
to do my duty and I am going to
to. do it as I see it regardless of friend
L. D. Switzer.
In answer to the above we only
desire to say that the paving of 4th
street as well as all other streets which
are to be paved this spring is done
on petition of the property owners
along the street whose property fronta
on the proposed paved streets and as
the county ownes the property along
tins street it does its part of the paving
along with the other property owners.
The county pays for no other paving
than that abutting against its court
house grounds and half way acron
' ' it is doing no more or
no less th.,ii u4U o'Jicr property owners
along the same street. It is the same
as was done by the county before
when Main street was paved.
THE SOUTH POLE
TO DE NEXT.
Lieutenant Peary Anxious to See
the Other Extremity ol Earth.
Not any South Pole for him, for
Peary. That Is what he said on his
return from the North Pole. After
twenty-five years of periodical Arctic
exploration he suggested that he had
had enough of cold ire and privation,
and he was perfectly willing to leave
the South Polo to the ambition of
Hut after getting well thawed out
once more Lieutenant Peary, . while
TAKES HIS OWN LIFE
top of His Head off With
FOR HIS HORRIBLE ACTION.
not Want to Cause his
that he prefered this to suffering or
annoying his friends."
The coroner and sheriff were at
once notified. The Iwdy was not dis
turbed until the officers and a jury
had mvestigaged the situation.
Sheriff Quinton went down on the
midnight train last night and Coroner
Clements went from Elm wood about
the same time. A jury was empaneled
at once consisting of the following
named gentlemen: J. D. Bramblett,
Union, Chris Peterson, Union, Frank
L. Rhoden, Murray, Robert Shradcr
Nehawka, J. C. Hanrcll, Union.
Charles Recves,Elmer Blacketcr and
Sheriff Quinton were sworn and gave
evidence, after a short deliberation
the jury brought in a verdict accord
ing to the facts, that the deceased
had come to his death from a gunshot
wound, inflicted by himself.
The deceased leaves a wife and
three children, and an aged father
and mother residing at Union.
Mr. Kendall, ' was a prosperous
farmer and genial gentleman, and
wellknown in this part of the county.
He was a staunch republican and al
ways: took a lively interest in the
welfare of his community. His wife
and family are completely prostrated
at this unlooked for occurrancc.
indeed comtemplating no personal
participation in an exploration
is now taking the lead in getting one
organized. The habit of a lifetime
seems to be exerting its power on him.
He appears to be sniffing the frosty
air from afar, and no one knows but
that the lure of the frozen wild will
again lead him to yield to its strange
fascination and brave its perils.
Lieutenant Peary has taken the
matter up with the National Geo
graphic Society and a serious effort
is being made to get an 'expedition
afoot. The cost is being made out
and to some extent the personnel of
the expedition. Several of those who
were aboard the Roosevelt, it has
been arranged shall form part of the
company that shall go in quest of
the other pole. Peary promises no
assistance except at this end, but
nothing succeeds like success, and
if at last the party bound for the
Antarctic call on Peary to be their
leader perhaps he will feel that" the
call cannot be resisted. ,
Since the project seems to be
actually taking form, to be carried
out the coming summer, the old ques
tion returns, What is the use of it
The question has more force than
ever before, now that the North Pole
has been found with no profit to speak
of, with no reward save the mere
satisfaction of achievement to the in
trepid spirit of adventure. But the
same old answer is made and no doubt
it will prove valid enough. The
South Pole is this case, challenges
the daring and the ingeniuty of man
and may possibly hold a secret the
knowledge of which would be a prize
And the world, far from being at
last satiated with polar adventure,
might be worked up to a high state
of exceitment by the renewal of the
quest for the South Pole. For a Bri
tish expedition will be under way in
the spring whose organization hns
been hastened for fear tho Yankee
might reach the South Pole first anil
thus have the honor of discovering
both poles. With a British and an
American expedition burking the ice
fields of the far south, the quest would
be an international rare quite likely
to set any number of patriots on both
sides of the ocean to shouting and
gesticulating for twice twelve months.
The South Pole might just as well
get ready to receive company.
A PLEASANT TIME
WITH THE M. E. BOYS.
Father Shine Talks to the Boys
of the Bible Class at the M. E.
One of tho most pleasant evenings
which wo have spent for a long time
occured at the young men's room in
the basement of the Methodist church
last evening. About a year ago
Father Shine gave the young men of
tho Bible Class a talk which impressed
them so favorably that they invited
him to meet with them again last
night. The editor of the News was
an invited guest and enjoyed the
talk very much. We liked the way it
was done. The young men all gather
ed about a long table and Father
Shine taking a place at tho head
of the table proceeded to talk to them
in that Bocial off-hand way that al
ways gets the speaker in touch with
He took for his subject the first
visit of tho white man to Nebraska
which occured some four hundred
years ago and told of the trip in such
an interesting manner that we could
almost seem to follow the hardy
adventurer as ho worked his way
from the coast to the place which
the speaker felt must have been a
portion of Nebraska.
We wish we had space to give
Father Shine's talk more fully, but
we hope that we may again have the
pleasure of an evening with the Young
Men and rather Shine.
HER LOSS PAID
Mrs. Mary O'Leary Receives Her
Insurance In Short Order.
Frank A. McElroy, adjuster for
the Shawnee Fire1 Insurance company
was in the city yesterday and ad
justed the loss sustained last - week
by Mrs O'Leary. when her dwelling
burned. This is the second loss this
company has adjusted recently in
less than a week after the fire occured
and Judge Archer, the local agent
is feeling pretty good over tho prompt
work of his company.
THE WAY OF DOING GOOD
There are undoubtedly a lot of men who 1
haven't yet discovered that they've been mis
ing for years the best values in clothes by
neglecting to wear our
HART SCHAFFNER & MARX
fine suits, and overcoats; they don't know how
good these clothes are
C.pr'ljhl li.rt 6t bnri.tr & Mar
"Clean Up" Prices on Vinter Suits and Overcoats
Up to $15 values now at 0
Up to $21 values now at SI 4
Up to $30 values now at $18
The Home of Hart SchafTner & Marx clothes
Manhattan Shirts Stetson Hat
Value Giving Clothiers.
Plattsmouth Citizen Awakes
to a sad Realization.
MRS. BENT KINKEAD
DIES VERY SUDDENLY.
Found by her Husband alter Lift
Mrs. Kinkead, wife of Bent K5n-
kead residing on North Tenth street
died very suddenly early this mornincr.
Tho hour of her demise is not known
exactly aa she was found by her hus
band about 8 o clock, and at that time
life was extinct. Dr. Cummins WAH
summoned at once, but Mrs. Kin
kead was beyond medical aid, and
the doctor so informed the be
Mrs. Kinkead was in the habit of
setting tho alarm to arouse her at
six each morning, and as Boon there
after as she could, she called Mr.
Kinkead. This morning she did not
call him, and ho over Blcpt, and not
waking until about 8 o'clock. Taking
note of the late hour, he went to
ascertain why his wife had not awaken
cd him as usual, when arriving in her
room he was horrow struck to find
her dead. Mrs. Kinkead was as well
as usual last evening on retiring,
and was at Guy McKakens in the
afternoon, inquiring after the little
folks of whom she was very fond, and
seemed in her usual health. The
trouble is thought to have been of
the heart. The deceased leaves three
children, one son and two daughters:
Ralph, of Seattle, Washington,. Etta
of Stanton arid Laura who is teaching
in Lincoln T'ho children have all
been notified and as soon as they can
arrive or be heard from the funeral
arramgemcnts will be announced.
Mrs. Kinkead was a consistent member
of the Christian church and the funeral
will be conducted by its pastor.
by actual experience.
We're doing good to a lot of
such men by this special"CLEAN
UP" of ours; we're making such
price attractions that they're
saying: "That looks pretty good
to me; guess I'll have a look at
it." And when they see such
values of these selling at such
prices as these that settles it
They get into the clothes and
get the experience of wearing
them; and that settles it again;
any man who doesn't know
Hart Scha finer ft Marx quality
in clothes, wants it, and nothing
less as soon as he does know.
So, you see, we're improving
the clothes conditions of a lot
of good fellows; and we're doing
it at our expense, as these