The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, April 25, 1910, Image 7

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    IS NOT A
Hon. E. M. Pollard Not a
Candidate for Nom
ination. '
Lumber Company of Which he Is
Member Requests this Action
(From Thursday's Dally)
A telephone message from lion.
E. M. Pollard to the News this after
noon announces that he has decided
not to become a candidate for the con
gressional nomination in this district.
lie gives as his reason for taking
this action that after a two days ses
sion of the lumber company of which
he is a heavy stockholder they unani
mously decided to ask him to retire
from the political field and take the
business management of the company.
This is the company which owns
a large acreage of timber on Ilayti,
where Mr. Pollard spent the winter
and from which place he returned
last week and they consider that his
management of the same cannot be
dispensed with.
The people of the First district will
receive his announcement with much
regret, for he made a good record the
four years he served the district and
would be in a position if elected to
give the district valuable service.
Called Out Early In the Morning
and Again In the After
noon to Small Fires.
Plattsmouth has been having more
than her share of excitement in the
fire line in the last day or so. Be
sides the fires which necessitated the
use of the department apparatus,
there have been one or two conflagra
tions for which there were no alarms
turned in, but which created quite
a flurry in their immediate locality.
The blowing of the fire whistle in one
of yesterday's scares was only pre
vented by the people at the telephone
Yesterday well brought out the ne
ccsity of the statement recently issued
by the firemen who demand that a
blaze really need the attention of the
city department before the alarm is
turned in, three or four score men
called from their work, and the ex
pense of hauling the apparatus thrown
on the city. " There are many in
stances where a tea cup and the proper
treatment with a quart of water would
give much quicker and better results
than the tooting of the fire whistle, and
the calling out of the good laboring
men, who perhaps are working by the
hour and before reaching the scene,
find the flames have been extinguished
by a pot of tea.
A conflagration that might indeed
have been a serious one, was
narrowly prevented yesterday after
noon about 3.45 oy the timely arrival
'jf the fire hose. A small frame shed
in the rear of the Otto llerold resi
dence on South Sixth was discovered
ablaze and after a few minutes of use
less fighting, the alarm was turned in
which brought the boys to the spot
in a very short time. In the shed w as
a five gallon can of kerosene that got
nearly hot enough to melt the solder
before the flames were extinguished,
but very luckily the oil did not ignite.
The cause of the fiie is a matter of
doubt to the residents of the neigh
borhood for there seems to have been
no one near the place that afternoon.
There was a gasoline stove explosion
not far from the Herald place in the
south part of town later in the day,
but little damage was done and the
fire department was not called out.
Eastern Stars Initiate.
The Eastern Stars held forth last
evening at a big meeting in their lodge
rooms. One of the largest crowds of
the year was present and nearly
every member of the lodge was in
attendance. Four new members were
initiated into the mystic rites of the
organization and following the ini
tiation a delicious banquet was par
taken of. The new members taken
into the lodge were Mr. and Mrs.
Guy McMaken, Miss Clara Wcyrich
and James Mauzy. Different forms
of amusement were indulged in and it
was alate hour before the jolly party
was adjourned.
Miss Iva Bowman as "Aunt Ca'llne
Scores the Big lilt of the
(From Thursday's Dally)
To say that the drew Stock Co.
pleased the house which greeted them
last night is employing a term of micro
scopical significance. The Sweetest
Ciirl in Dixie" is a drama of the South
ern type and was well handled by
Mr. Crew's corps of players. Miss
Pettes as usual attained the high
standard of quality of work as in for
mer appearances and it is with regret
that we learn that last night was her
last appearance with this excellent
company, and in the future her role
of leading lady will be taken by Ma
bel Cullen. "Bobbie" Enders who
played "Uncle George", the old color
ed servant in Major Howards family,
was the cause of much hearty applause
and many outbursts of laughter equal
led only by that coat ripping variety
with which the Colonel, in the palmy
toddy days, was possessed. Occasion
ally "Bobbie" in his black face dialect
would play a measure or two from
"aeh lieber stein" but this we all
know is due to the fact that Mr.
Enders is a "faderland" character
and as a Cermau comedian is as strong
in his place as an onion in a hamberger,
and has few superiors. His interpre
tation of the negro of the Southern
type was near perfect, and very clev
erly displayed the ignorant humor
'with which this class is noted, and
today the South has many black men
of which he was a counterpart.
Taylor Bennett as "Col. John How
ard," again pleased a Plattsmouth
audience, and while there was nothing
of moment to the part he played, yet he
was possessed of those stern character
istics which are always admired in
true Southern gentlemen, und when
virtue, in the balance with money
was weighed, his emphatic decision
in favor of the former brought forth
applause that proved beyond doubt
the realistic impression he had left
with the house.
Manuel Snyder, as "Matthew Mar
tin" played in his usual form, and the
cold heartedness towards those over
whom he had financial control, was so
well handled that he won the "hatred"
of his audience as easily as that of
the Colonel's when he tried to "buy"
Barbara with the price of a mortgage.
And who would have thought that
chocolate colored Amazon "Car'line"
was Miss Iva Bowman? If an actor
ever made a hit at the Parmele it was
she. Every detail of her make up,
every move in her actions was in
accord with the "Aunt Jemima"
character she diplayed. Her peculiar
laugh, that care free outburst of the
negro wench, was soon grasped by
the audience and every time Car'line
turned it loose there was a hilarious
echo from all over the building. Her
walk was something great and could
be compared only to a one legged man
with the St. Vitus dance trying to
do the Aasnville salute. Her manner
of perambulation could not be improv
ed and she had the real crow hop of
a black mammy down to a frazzle.
The sense of sympathy toward Bar
bara one moment and the sudden
change to terror at sight of her worth
less spouse was a fair exhibition of
the Jeykle-IIyde stunt, and altogether
her interpretation of a most difficult
part won everlasting admiration.
As stated above Miss Pettes w ill not
appear again with the this company
and Miss Cullen who is to take her
place, will no doubt handle the part
in a pleasing manner, for while a
stranger in Plattsmouth she is not a
stranger with the drew company,
having played with them in St. Joe
and many other cities and has received
many flattering press notices. Miss
Cullen last night took the part of Ma-
tilda Martin, a minor role, in which
it was impossible to show her talent
us an artist although the haughty
airs und, egotism of the character she
represented were perfectly handled.
Next week's appearance of the
company will be on Friday night when
they present the drama, "The burglar
and the lady." It is a little different
type of play than the company has
been producing lately and there is no
doubt but what it will draw a large
County Eighth Grade Exams.
The eighth grade pupils of the
county are busy today taking the
annual examination at the superin
tendents office in the court hoiue.
Before being admitted to the High
School without payment of tuition
it is necessary for every pupil from the
various towns of the county to pass the
examination which is being given
today. Those who are taking the test
are Grace Fight, Doris Vallery, Glenna
Barker and Mildred Snyder of My
nard and Nellie Cook, Alice Tschirren
and Emil Parkening, of Plattsmouth.
Visits the White House and Comes
Away Enthusiastic Over
the President.
Mr. Hearst Says That Taft is Doing What Teddy Roose
velt Ought to Have Done Long Ago.
WASHINGTON, April 20,-Wil-liam
Randolph Hearst, former aspir
ant for the democratic nomination
for the presidency, issued a remark
able statement over his own signa
ture, in which he unqualifiedly en
dorses Mr. Taft.
In doing so lie also criticizes in se
verest terms the administration of
President Roosevelt and in so many
words warns the American nation
against a renewal of the political
domination of the former president.
Mr. Hearst called at the White
House this afternoon. He spent a half
hour with the president in the execu
tive office. Upon leaving Mr. Hearst
said he had called merely to pay his
respects to Mr. Taft, whom he said he
admired. Later he issued his endorse
ment of the Taft administration.
"No oik; can talk with the president
without appreciating and respecting
his earnestness and sincerity, the
statement proceeds. "Personally I
believe also in his efficiency. He has
been one year in office, and he has cer
tainly accomplished more in that
one year than Roosevelt did in his
first year.
"It is hardly fair to compare Taft s
one year witn nousevciis seven,
and I am not sure that even at that
Big Plant Has Been In the City
For About Thirty Years
and Never Bloomed.
It looked like a sure sign of spring
today when the big century plant,
the property of the Burlington, was
brought down from the shops and
placed in it's usual summer position
on the depot lawn. If the ancient old
plant could speak, it would tell some
interesting things about it's experience
for it has been a resident of Platts
mouth for thirty year. For about
26 years it held a prominent position
in the Perkins house but of late it
has been turned over to the care of
the Burlington and ever summer it
adorns the little plot of grass at the
foot of Main street.
It is now looking rather pale, after
being brought out of its winter con
finement in the shops and it is a matter
of doubt whether it will ever become
hale and hearty again. It did not
do very well last year and a number
of the large leaves had to be cut off
of the big plant on account of their
poor condition. It has been in a warm
steam heated room at the shops and
is thought that the heat had a bad ef
fect on it, for when the aged plant
made it's winter headquarters at tho
hotel dining room, the place was only
heated at meal times, and the plant
was in the coldest part of the room,
yet it always seemed to be in good
There is a general supposition that
the rugged old century plants do not
bloom till they have reached the age
of 100 years. How true this is,
cannot be stated, but no one seems to
have ever observed a blossom on the
Plattsmouth fpccinien, and if the
story of its blooming is true, there are
few that will be present when it does
bloom about TO years hence.
Mulvaney to Wed Chicago Girl
William J. Mulvaney, head elec
trician of the Burlington shops, started
out Tuesday to seek himself a bride
at the Windy City. Mulvaney is
one of the most popular young men of
the city and is considered a "good
the comparison not be to Taft's
disadvantage. Taft's methods are
not those of Roosevelt, but then Taft
will not conclude his term with a
"On the whole it seems to me that
a quiet, earnest gentleman who came
into office when the country was in
a slough of adversity, and after one
year in office has placed the country
on the high road to prosperity, is
quite a valuable a president as a more
showy and spectacular person, who
found the country in the height of
prosperity and left it in the depths
of adversity."
. Mr. Hearst admits that he does
not charge Mr. Roosevelt directly
with responsibility for the panic of
11)07, nor does he undertake to give
Mr. Taft the entire credit for the
restoration of prosperity. He declares
however.that an administration which
is producing more dividends for busi
ness men and finding work for the un
employed, "should not be too carping-
ly criticised for certain minor faults
of ommissi6n or com mission."
"Taft is carrying out Roosevelt's
policies in one way that they ought
to be carried out. That is to saw
he is doing the things that Roosevelt
should have done but did not do.
Stale Journal.
Indian" by all the fellows even though
his blood is more green than red.
He is one of the old Btand bys behind
the scenes at the Parmele and last
night was the first time in many moons
that lie has not been at his post at
the theater. "Bill" has been planning
on this adventure for some time, but
has kept the fact quite a secret to all
but a few of his close friends. The
lucky young lady who is to become the
bride of the well known Plattsmouth
boy is a Chicago maid, Miss Alice
Brown. The know till be tied next Wednes
day at the home of the bride on Ra
cine Avenue in that city and the newly
weds will remain in the east a few days
before returning to Plattsmouth to
make their future home. The exact
date of their return would not be given
by Mulvaney, but it will be sometime
between the 27 and 30 of this month.
Here's success and happiness to Mul
vaney and the young lady he is bring
ing as a bride to this city.
On Man-Killing Train.
(From Thursday's Dally)
Sheriff Quinton had the grewsome
experience night before last of being
on a train that crashed into a horse
and buggy, killing the two ladies.
occupants of the rig
The sheriff was
taking a man to Lincoln, leaving here
on the 3:20 train in the afternoon,
and as their train drew into Lincoln,
the horrible accident happened. The
two ladies in the fated rig, attempted
to cross the tracks at Ninth street
and seemed to be watching another
train wheu the crash came. The pas
sengtrs on the train felt the jar caused
by the sudden impact but the sheriff
did not think of there being an accident
until he saw a shoe lying on the ground
near the track. As his car passed the
scene he observed the forms of the
women and realized w hat had happen
ed. One of the train's victims was kill
ed instantly and the other died
before reaching the hospital.
At the Fair
Injunctions secured by the Wrights
against the Curtiss company and
Louis Paulham will probably cause
aeroplane exhibitions difficult to sc
curs this year but the State Fair manag
ment, who realize the necessity for
new attractions, are making every
effort to close a contract whereby the
people of Nebraska w ill habve a chonce
to see a real flying machine the week
of the State Fair, September 5th to
(From Thursday's Dally)
J. W. Pitt man of Union is a visitor
at the county seat todaty.
C. 11. Harmon of Auburn was one
of yesterdays callers in the city.
Mr. L. A. Moore is one of today's
callers in the Gate Citv.
Mrs. 1). L. Rcdfcrn of Lincoln is in
the city a guest at the home of her
mother Mrs. F. S. White.
Judge Travis has confirmed the sale
of Riley hotel block w hich was made
by the sheriff a few days ago.
Dan Allen of Glenwood was in the
city yesterday on business, register
ing at one of tho leading hotels.
Mrs. A. F. Knoflick left on the 8:15
train today for Omaha where she
will make a short visit with friends.
Judge Travis and Martin Friedrich
left today for a fecw days visit in
Kanass where the judge is an owner
of a valuable farm.
Mrs. Edward Johnson and daughter
Josephine of Lincoln are in the city
for a brief stay as guest at the home of
. Johnson.
Mrs. J. E. Nemetz and Mrs. Jo
seph Ilibcr.took the eight-fifteen
train this morning to make a short
cvisit with friends in Omaha.
Mrs. V. V. Leonard returned yes
terday from Lincoln yesterday where
she has been making a short stay
with her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Worley.
The shoenicn of Plattsmouth are
being visited today by representatives
of two large foot wear factories, one
at Chicago and the other at Columbus.
J. P. Meisinger a resident of Cedar
Creek was among the callers at the
county court house today. Mr. Meis
inger is the precinct assessor of Eight
Mile Grove.
Mrs. Walter White and (laughter
Mabel were among the Plattsmouth
people who are spending the day in
the metropolis, going up on one ( of
the early trains this morning.
As a gentle reminder, it might
be well to say, the revival meetings
are still in session at the Methodist
church and every evening's program
is and Interesting an instructive one
Charles Brightman, one of the pros
perous farmers of this preceinct was
in the city a short time this morning
on his way to Omaha w here he is com
bining business and pleasure in a brief
Mrs. J. II. Johnson of Greenwood
was iu the t'ty last evening at the
home of Mrs. Philip Bachelor south
of town. She and Mrs. Bachelor
left this morning for a brief stay in
Omaha where the lattcris under medi
cal care.
Robert Newell is confined to his
bed with a painful attack of appendi
citis, lie was taken sick Monday and
his condition has continued about
the same. It has not been decided
whether he will undergo an operation
or not.
Miss Louise Glenn of Gothenburg
is in the city for a few days visit at
the home of her mother Mrs. Thomas
Glenn. The huiies went up to Omaha
this morning on a short pleasure trip
expecting to return either this even
ing or in the morniiig.
The commitments for James Mae
Michael, the diamond sswindler, ar.d
Iroil Osscnkop, the murderer were
issued by the district judge this morn
ing and it is probable the men will
be 4akcn to the penitentiary tomorrow
to commence on their long terms.
Joseph W ties is today mourning
the loss of a fine four year old marc
that died at his place south of town
last night. The animal was an ex
cellent horse that had recently re
ceived an injury in some unknown
manner, which caused its death last
The new headquarters of the Olson
Photo Priming Machine company are
beginning to put on the appearance
of a real manufacturing plant these
days. When the new machinery is
all installed and the plant completed
it will be thrown open to public in
spection, this will probably occur the
later part of next week.
J. B. Austin, train master of the
Burlingtomn with headquarters ' at
Omaha and Earl Gcis who holds a
position in the local store house,
returned to this city last evening
after being out on the line since Sat
urday checking cars. Mr. Austin
returned to his home in Omaha
after being here u few hours while
Mr. Geis resumed his work at the
Scene from Foot ol Main Street
Gives Travelers Bad Impersslon
There is a condition that exists to
day and has been existing for some time
before the eyes of not only every citi
zen, but of nearly every traveler who
passes through the city of Platts
mouth, and that is the filthy condi
tion of the river bottom at the foot
of Main street. The big rugged sand
bar that juts out into.thc river at this
point, instead of being a pretty
characteristic bit of nature has been .
converted into the vilest dump heap .
by the thoughtless people of the'
community until the place is a damn-
able eyesore of which we are reminded
every time we take a train at the Bur
lington depot.
The travelers on the through trains
that go speeding through the city
without giving the passengers but a
single glance at the city, must carry
a lingering remembrance of Platts
mouth as being a little place built
on the edge of a great dump pile.
Of course if they were to tarry longer
in our city, tfiey would be shown more
interesting scenes, but the first im
pression is oftcnest the strongest.
The bar dotted here and there with
few scrubby trees, irregularly cut
by wandering creeks, along which
grow patches of rank grasses and
sunflowers; with its shining dunes of
white river sand ami imposing back
ground of the brown waters of the Mis
souri, spanned some distance down by
the gracefeul railroad bridge; the scene
should represent a peaceful, rugged
example of Nature's landscape artist.
But how different it looks today
after a few years work by the hand of
man. Stuck imposingly in the fore
ground, is a brilliant sign of "Bug
Duckson," an Onmhog, who is trying
to hog a fair portion of the Platts
mouth landscape. To theJeft of tho
big sign board is the "bum shanty"
an aw e inspiring piece of architectural
execution which is used as a club
house for the Anti-Laborers society.
Its rough walls would give out the im
pression to a passing traveler that the
city was making a hog run of that
portion of the sand bar.
Immediately in front of the Main
street subway, lays a pile of smoulder
ing straw that might serve a purpose
were it in the time of the mosquito,
but at present, it's smudge is very
disagreeable to any people who are
forced to the leeward side of the stench.
Between the straw pile and the river
banks arc piles of old metal, pieces
of delapidatcd furnaces, and tin cans
enough to furnish a goat's diet for years
Nearer the river are piles of garbage,
litter and old paper that have been
set on fire and arc now sending up a
stench that would put SouthOmahnjto
shame. The smell from the place at
certain times yesterday morning was
enough to make a traveler ask if this
were a glue or tannery town, or to
cause inquiries as to where the pack
ing house was located. The bleach
ing bones of an antiquated horse and
dog, partly cremated by the executors,
and nearly concealed by a growth of
weeds, may be observed not far from
the water's edge. To make it plain
its nn awful looking frontespiecc for
It's time some definite action were
taken on the conditions of the place,
when the warm months come on,
it is going to form a breeding place
for deathly diseases and it's ui.healthy
effect can not be overestimated. It
would not be a matter of great expense
or labor to make the spot a smiling
introduction to the Plattsmouth vis
itor and a permanent source of pleas
ure to the resident of the city. With
a few hours work of the ax, the proper
application ofa quantity of kerosene
and a match, the coiner stone of a
natural beauty spot would be set.
What do wou think about it? Hadn't
we better get busy.
Boys and Girls Will Meet.a
The State Superintendent 0f ll..
lie instruction has arrange'! u
County Superintendent, Uie state
to call sneeial meet .i.lH. ;.. .,...
county for the pur 0f organizing
a boys club in .griculturc and a girls
club in DjTmtitic Science. Next
Tuesday April 2C, is the date of this
special meeting in Cass county. The
meeting will be held at the office in
the court house of Miss Foster, the
County Superintendent and will be
gin at 1 p. m. Mr. A. K. Nelson,
director of the University Short Couixe
in Agriculture and Domestic Science,
will be present and outline the plans
for conducting the work for the boys.
Miss Gertrude Brown, of the State
Agricultural College, will organize
the girl's club in Domestic Science.
A large attendance of the young
people of Cass county is expected and
all boys and girls under 21 years of age,
whether in school or not, are eligible
to membership in the clubs.
Large line of sterling and plated
silverware at Crabill's. tf