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HERALD. Katabluhed April 16. 1864 t Consol"Jtd Jan- 1896
PLATTSMOUTH, NKHUASKA, TUESDAY . JUNE 2W, 1U10
VOL. XL VII NO. 20
Old Building Badly Smashed
up by Fifteen Year
Old Youth. '
MORRIS MAKES ESCAPE
BUT IS AGAIN CAUGHT
Pulls olf Iron Bar and Batters up
Two Big Padlocks to
Gain Ills Liberty.
According to the regular routine
now followed by Cass county prison
ers, Earl Morris, the boy burglar,
again became tired of his solitary
confinement in the city section of
the county jail, ho Thursday night he
decided to amble forth and proceed
about his business. Not thinking the
permission of the sheriff or jailor neces
sary, he awaited until they had va
cated the neighborhood before he made
his exit. Mrs. Manspcaker, the dep
uty's wife, left their apartment above
the jail room at 8:30 in the evening,
which was a signal for the prisoner
iiythc room below to get busy at his
ork. The men confine in the old
lhack watch every move made by the
jailors so they may govern their act
tions to ward off suspicion that t icy are
attempting to make their escape,
Knowing that no one was on the
scene to guard the old county joke,
the lad unscrewed a small boltwhich
hId on c of the bars of his cage to the
floor. By bending the iron rod to
wurds him, he broke it squarely off
where it was fastened to a cross bar
about three and a half feet froii the
floor. The bar made an ideal in
strument for he securing of his liberty.
Forcing it between the bars and the
door, he soon broke the padlock
and let himself in the corridor of ihc
Jail. There still remained a heavy
gvited door on the exterior of the build
ing but the improvised crow-bar again
did the work. This door was fastened
with a big, brass Yale lock. With
'.'Jie rod t!ie boy bent aside out of the
pieces if inch grating adjoining the
fastening, thrust the bar into the lock,
and getting a fine leverage on it,
snapped the big lock as though it
were a toy on a dog collar.
Mrs. Manspcaker was again ihe one
to first discover tluit a prisoner had
ecsaped. She returned about '.):')()
finding the door open and turning in
an alarm to ihe sheriff and the police.
Men were at once dispatched to Union
to natch the home of the boy as it
wa slightly suspected he miglii return
there. The night's watch brought
o results for the officers but the place
was kept under their vigilance in ease
he might shoup up later.
The only other prisoner " in the
county scrap hi up at the .time it was
roken open was (irant Blunt, the man
being held forri tal in the district
t charged wiih grand larcenv.
However, he was locked in the, county
cage and -was unable to get out to
join the one who had dparted. Blunt
and Morris were the pair that took
French leave last Saturday week by
bnnking the lock on tho door. It
will be recalled they sailed down the
Missouri in a stolen boat, putting up
at the Morris residence near Union
(hiring the stonu and later being
captured hy,ue slientf.
Morris is the lad sentenced to the
reform school by Judge Beeson, hav
ing been found guilty of burglarizing
the hardware store of It. L. Upton
The pair, although locked in separ
ate cages, had been busy at work
in trying to make their getawuy for
several days before the escape was
nvide. Wednesday night, Deputy
Manspcaker discovered a fine, collec
tion of junk in Blunts cell, which he
had collected together for some pur
pose, altJiotigh it was hard to tell
exactly what use he could have made
of it. In the collection were two
pieces of light iron rod which he hud
twisted from the iron bed in the cell.
These were wired securely together,
but just where the wire came from
has not been explained. The most
uriquc article in the lot was a lone
yftpe measuring about twenty-fivt
Continued on page five
LONG DRY SPELL IS
Not Merely Local Drought But It
Extends Over a Large
Area In the West.
The Cass county farmers are be
ginning to surmise that the fates are
working against them this spring and
summer. The backward spring and
prolonged drought, when tie much
needed warm weather did arrive,
have played havoc in their fields.
Many oi me reports circulated are
somewhat exaggerated but it is im
possible to deny that the outlook for
crops is anything but encouraging.
The year has been a most peculiar
one, with the greatest abundance of
snow during the winter months that
Nebraska has experienced in years
and a continued drought' when the
springtime arrived; the season when tjie
state lias formerly been blessed with
her greatest amount of rainfall.
Friday night, the drought in western
part of the state and in the most part
of the Dakotas was broken by light
At Norfolk, quite a little moisture
fell, but the clouds that appeared
around the horizon of Cass county
only skirted the edge of the sky with
out bringing any relief to the local
Accent report from Omaha does
not appear very promising:
OMAHA, Neb. The serious con
ditions which confront the crops of
the entire west excepting in a few
counties where there has been a little
rain, cannot be overestimated. The
reports of correspondents show that
the drought has been bad enough and
that many oat and wheat fields arc
lietrally burning up, while cut worms,
wire worms, potato bugs chinch bugs
and rust are getting in their work
completing the ruiu of the devastated
crops, .twenty per cent of the crop
is already a loss and cannot be saved
while thirty five per cent or more of
the small grain crop is doomed unless
rain conies soon. This review is based
on the repoi.s ot rename corrres-
poiideiits all over Nebraska and well
placed throughout Iowa, Kansas, Wyo
ming and Colorado.
Another peculiar thing of the seaon
has been the lack of the cutoniary
spring rise this year. With the ex
ception of a slighi raise early in the
spring and a little .igli water two
weeks ago, the river h:is been unusually
low. The Platte river channel is very
dry. A report from further up the
stream, at Kearney, says the rivir at
that point has gone almost perfectly
dry for the first time in several years.
Fishermen are reaping rich harvests
of fish, invading the bed of the river
with pitch forks and spearing fish
in large numbers. The Kearney
power canal has ceased to generate po
wer and steam is being used for that
purpose. It is reported that the snow
in the mountains was melted early
in March during the warm weather
and that there is no relief in sight for
the irrigation districts lying west of
Will Pankonln Breaks Leg
Willie l'ankonin a well known young
farmer living southwest of town met
wiih an unfortunate accident Monday
which will lay him up for some time.
HoYas Cultivating corn near the pub
lie road when an automobile came
up suddenly and frightened his team.
In attempting to keqi them from
running away he was jerked down and
fell in such a manner as to break one
of the bones in his left leg at the aukle.
The parties driving time automobile
did not stop to assisst the young man
and he was compelled to crawl a long
distance to get possession of the team
that he might ride to the house, lie
was brought to town whore' the frac
ture was reduced by a local physi
cian and he is getting along nicely.
The accident comes at a time when
he can least afford to take a lay off
as farmers at thin season of the year
are busy in their corn fields. Louis
Advertised Letter List.
Plattsmouth, Neb. Lunc 2', 1910.
Ladies: Mrs. Ford,(2), Mabel Hixon
Mrs. K. Swartson.
Gentlemen: C. S. Allen, Thurman
Frans, Mr. Joseph, Samuel Ithoten,
V. K. Scott, Will Spencer.
Above letters unclaimed will be sent
to Dead Letter office July Uth, 1010.
H. A. Schneider, P. M.
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LIST OF CONTESTANTS
Eva Porter, Mynard, - -
Miss Daisy Twiss, Louisville -
Miss Zelma Tuey, Plattsmouth,
Miss Maggie Gillette, Elmwood
Stout, Alvo, - -
i Laura Oelschlager, Eagle,
y Noel Tyson, Elmwood -
Walter Stuart, Greenwood - - -
t Jess P. Rassmussen, Avoca -
James B: Earhart, Murray, - , - -
$20,000,000 in Reclamation
Nearly Every Measure Favored by Mr.
Taft is Passed by the Body
of Law Makers.
Administration bills passed:
Striking revision of the railroad
aws. includinir the creation of a eomi,
inerce court. .
Admitting Arizona and New Mex
ico as seperate states.
Authorizing the establishment of
postal savings baiSAf.
(raving to the president unlimitul
authority to withdraw public lands for
Provising for publicity of campaign
Authorizing the issue of $20,000,000
in certificates of ididebtvdness to com
plete reclamation projects.
Creating a bureau of mines.
Intending the activities of the tar
iff board and appropriating $250,000
for its use.
Iioking to the suppresion of the
traffic in "white slaves."
Authorizing the entry of siffacc
Creating a conunisshsi to consider
economies in the administration of the
Providing a new tariff system fi th
Legislation which is ultimately
expected to give practically ppohi
bition to Hawaiian islands.
WASHINGTON Tlie house con
ferees Friday won their fight for the
house provision in the bill authorizing
the issuance of 820,000,000 worth of
certificates of indebtedness a for the
completion of existing reclamation
projects of which it is proposed to
enter money as raised. They made
the concession, however, that the pro
vision should be modified so that the
power of appropriation pmjwcts should
rest upon tin president alone. The
house provision would have reouircd
the approval of the army engineers.
The senate opposed turning over to
army engineers the question of exam
ining and appropriating projects on
the ground that many of the projects
had been developed to a point where
they must be continued according to
tliB original plans or all the money
already invented will be lost.
An ctfiirt to reconcile the differences
No. of Votes
was m idi' at the white house today,
when the president had the conferees
to luncheon. He proposed that the
question of having the project exam
ined by the army engineers be left to
t ie discretion of the executive and the
senate conferees were willing to ac
cept this suggestion.
The matter was not settled, however,
untU after another conference at the
capitol and the agfrreRinent rf suited
only after still further concessions by
the senate conferees.
After considerable debate the sen
ate accepted the conference reort.
A joint resolution passed by the
senate today extends for two yetts the
time during which ex-confederates
may file claims for losses of personal
property after surrendering.
The resolution was introduced by
Senator Bradley and covers the name
grounds as an amendment to the
geiiKi-al deficiency bill, which was
struck out a few days since on the
motion uf Senator Bristow. Two
hours after the action on the Bradley
resolution, Senator Heyburn moved
to reconsider the vote by which the
resolution was adopted.
Mr. Bradley failed to obtain im
incilatc aoion on the Heyburn moti
tion, with the result khat the matter
was left suspended.
The senate today passed the house
bill relieving Thomas J. Akins, for
mer assistant treasuicr of the United
States at St. Louis from the payment
of 801,500 due to the shortage of his
second teller, B. 1 Dyer, in 1900. The
bill was unanimously adopted and goes
to the pre-i lent.
The liou-e conferees today deceded
from their disagreement to the senate
amendment to the campaign publicity
bill ami the act for publication of
i contributions after election. Senator
Burrows made a report to l-Iio senate
today, and it was adopted.
XIr. Burton's discourse covered n
wide range, including muckraking,
sentimental newkpaper adtooacy and
political professions. Ileferring to
the recent declarations of the Ohio
Continued on Page 4
NOW S THE TIME TO
GET IN THE VOTES
First Showing Is Proof That The
Contestants Are Working
The Big Contest is now on in earnest.
We are well pleased with the start that
has been made by the workers and
feel from the large number of new
names that have so early been added
to our list that the News Herald will
receive untold benefits ere the close
of this big race. The votes that have
been turned in to date date show
that Miss Porter has the lead by 22,900
Now don't let her lead discourage
you. The start is just begun, and it
only requires a very few new sub
eriptions to overcome this, but get out
and hustle and make it a point to
place your name at the head of the
list. A SToO machine is well worth
goi g after in earnest and now that
the start is made get busy and don't
allow yourself to lag behind. Sev
eral of the contestants have withheld
their votes this week and we think
this is a bad idea. Publish your stand
ing no matter how small unci your
friends will know thut your re in it
Casa county lias a largo population
it should bo an easy matter for us to
reach the 5,000 mark, which would
mean over 8,000,000 votes combined.
so you can sec the small percentage
thus far attamed. 1 he game is early,
the field is large and the prize is val
uable. We look for a decided Minn ire
in the list next week, so make it a
point to be among the top notchers.
We ask the advertisers to keep their
eye on this contest as it, is to their
benefit. With the exception of but
two names, which were renewals.
the standing above represents new
subscribers which were added the first
Week , of this contest. Looks irood
doesn tit Mr. Advcrtir? The News
Herald is going to reach the people.
Advertise in the paper that reaches
the people and you 11 get value received
Walters Resigns at Shops.
H. (). Watters, former business
manager of the News-Herald, who
lias been employed as clerk in Super
intendent Baird's ollice at the Burlinir-
ton shops for several months, turned
in Ins books to the company the middle
of last week and accepted a position
with the Bankers Life Insurance com
pany, for which he will act as county
representative. Judging from his fine
work while connected with the paper.
and with the approval that his work
always 'toct at the railroad office, it
is safe to say that Mr. Watters will
make a line man for the insurance
company and have the best of success
as county representative. The con
cern with which he is now connected
stands at the top of its list, havinir writ
ten over two million dollars w,.ith of
policies in this state. Mr. Wnttms
is considering a proposition with the
company which will take him out of
tin city, and there is a little poss
biliry of him locating in Denver, but
ha does uot care to make any state
ments to this rffect yet.
Another New Feature.
The News-Herald is addi iig another
new t'ature that will undoubtedly
be of great interest to its readc.
It is a number of .articles that will
appear, one in each issie, giving the
origin and history of the most promi
nent family names of the country and
also illustrathgis of the family crest or
emblem. They arc very interesting
bits of reading matter giving the cor
rect KVtory of the faiuiliesfrom their
earliest origin. In this age, many peopl
pie have become interested in their
family history and there arc concerns
that make a business of compiling fam
ily histories, following down the fam
ily lines for teiturics. Among the
family names which will appear in
tlne articles are Livingston, At wood,
Hill, Morrison, Curtis and many others
The newly addvd feature of news
items of long ago, which is now ap
pearing in the columns of the News
Herald, is proving very interesting
to the readers, who are acquainted
in the locality and are familiar with the
agd people, spoken of in the old time
articles nil young men or women, or
even oh boys and girls.
Mrs. KUe Pollock was an Omaha
caller Sfctardao, going up in the morn
ing and returning on mi averting train.
Citizens to Unite in Killing
Off the Pests and
MAYOR JOHN SATTLER
Executive Says Weeds Must Be Cut
II Not Done Will Tax
Owners tor WorK.
The citizens of Plattsmouth are
requested to observe Wednesday,
June 20, as weed day and for that
purpose I, John P. Sattler, mayor
of said city, do hereby proclaim
that date. I would ask all citi
zens to mow the weeds on the
streets about their premises and
I would also notify them that all
weeds left uncut and all trash
not cleaned up after said date will
be cut and cleaned up by the city
a:id the cost thereof taxed against
the property owners. Observe
this notice and save costs.
John P. Sattler, Mayor
"Nix with the weeds" is the Rloiran
for tomorrow. Everyone in the citv.
with a sythe, sickle, dandelion nnller
or jack knife will join the cniHiuln
for the abolition of the weed pest.
li is hoped that every weed in tho
city will fall under the eye of some
weed hunter and meet its death. , Not
only atre the weeds in the residence
lots to be cut down or pulled up but
those along the edges of the streets,
next to the curb lines and along the
side widks arc also doomed. It is
hoped to exterminate every weed
in the city limits, for the time being
a-t least .
The dry spring has not produced
as rank a crop of the troublesome
vegetation us often springs up during
the early months of the summer, but
nevertheless, their growth about the
city is decidedly nolieablo and llm
city officials have decided that they do
not assist in makinir the citv the
Plattsmouth Beautiful that it should
The Plattsmouth Landscape Asso
ciation, a new organization of the city,
tunned in the early spring to assist
in beautifying the lawns in the resi
dence portion of the city, has been
waging a continual warfare against
its enemies, the dandelion, plantain,
"skunk weed'' sun-flower, etc.. with
the result that many of the pretty homo
surroundings in the residence district
are nearly free from the disfiguration
of weeds. This organiiatiou was in
fluential in the securing of ii dav for the
starting of the city weed war. Many
of the most prominent citizens arc
interested in the association, umong
theforcmost members are 1). O. Dwycr
A. L. 1 idd and Judge Iravis.
A city ordinance was passed but a
few years ago, which legally does away
with the unsightly growth of the of
fensive vegetation, as the city was
given the power to cut the weeds and
levy the cost of the work on the tax
f the prou rty owner. This is un
doubtedly a good ordinance, for if tho
weeds are allowed to grow in one lo
cality, no matter how hard the adjoin
ing property owners endeavor to keep
their lots clean, the seeds blown from
the weed patch will make u contin
ual round of trouble for the tidy lot
owner. According to the late ordin
ance, any such patch of trouble makers
can be cut down by the city, after the
proper notice has been presented and
property owner litis failed to comply
with it. The work if done by the city,
runs into a much larger bill than if
executed by the individual himself.
The executive is giving the people to
understand that the city nuisance of
weeds must be done away with. The
law exists, and if the weeds continue
to co-op up untouched along the streets
and in the yards, it will be enforced.
The city officials are endeavoring to
take the method of Weed Day instoad
of resorting to the law for the abating
of the nuisance if possible, and all they
ak is tho cooperation of the people.
Besides the cleaning up of the weeds
Continued on page eight
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