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The County Correspondents
3 Weekly Letters ot the Happenings of our Neighbors
Clias Amick was a passenger to
Omaha Wednesday morniiiR.
' Mr. Cico. Jung and family came
frnin Gcrmantown. Neb., to visit
liia sister Mrs. John Huil.
Otto Merrell and Walter Twiss re
turned from Dawn, Mo., Tuesday
where they have been visiting the
past week with Mr. Merell 8 parents
Mm. Gill. Wood and Mr. J
Wood were Omaha passengers Wcdnes
Mrs. John Rolirdanz was taken to
an Omaha hospital Wednesday mom
ing where she will undergo an opera
tion. Mrs. Rolirdanz lias been tuck
for several months and it is hoped that
her operation will be of much benefit
Dr. 14. II. Worthman was an Omaha
passenger Wednesday morning.
A band of gypsis passed througl
town nionday afternoon which made
it interesting for the business places
and farmers to keep tub on their po-
The St. Joseph automobile club
passed through town Monday morning
The tour left St. Joseph, June lSth
for a four days trip through GG cities
and towns in Missouri, Iowa and Ne
braska and Kansas. They rcachci
Mound City, Mo.,and Shenandoah
la., Saturday; Omaha, Sunday; Lin
coin and Beatrice, Monday; Seneca
Kan., Tuesday; and reach home again
Tuesday evening. There were 125
persons and thirty cars in the party
Mr. and Mrs. C Meti entertained
a number of friends at her home
in Sarpy county Wednesday evening
at a dancing party. Refreshments
were served and a most pleasant even
ing enjoyed by all.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Stohlman en
tcrtained tho Maidey Orchestra at
their farm homo Tuesday evening.
The Stohlmati's arc royal entertainers
and the band boys enjoyed good re
freshments and a most pleasant even
An excursion train came out from
Omaha Sunday to the Lyman ponds
north of the Platte river to spend the
day. The excursion was made up of
Missouri Pacific employees and
families. A band from Omaha ac
sompanied the picnieers and afforded
music for the dance.
Fred Wagner left for his ranch in
Western Nebraska Thurs !a evening
Mr. and Mrs. I' rank Depew of Knife
river are visiting relatives and friends
in Louisville this week.
Mrs. E. (J. Lewis left Saturday even
ing for Lincoln to visii relatives.
Mrs. McMann of Columbus, Mont.,
lias been visiting her aunts Mrs. L. II.
lladd mand Mis. W. Taylor.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. DieiV and son
Sundayed at (iretna with the Tangc
Mrs. Ingraham, mother of Ed
Ingrahaui has been very ill the past
Miss Olga Rogers returned from Des
Moines la., Thursday to visit her par
enls, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rogers.
Mi.ss Amelia Stohlman ami Mr.
Vogtmann were united in marriage
by Rev. Ileartnian Sunday afternoon
ut the German Luthern church south
of Louisville. After the ceremony
a reception was given at the home of
her brother Mr. A. Stohlman.
SOUTH BEND M
G. Monroe of Omaha came out
Saturday evening to spend Sunday
on the river at this point.
Sam Long transacted business in
the metropolis Monday.
Ira Wallick is spending the week
at his sister's, Mrs. C. F. Hill.
J. W. Beige and son Clyde spent
Sunday with the home folks, return
ing to Lincoln Sunday on the G:27
A. Grove people came down Sunday
to spend the day at the State fishery.
Mr. Fountain has rather a busy day
handling the people who were taken
over on his launch.
The June rise of the river at this
point made the noticeable rise of n
foot at thisTuesday.
Katie Mcllugh of Plattsmouth came
ill Saturday afternoon to spend over
Sunday with her folks,
Clias. Campbell anil family visited
with the Geo. Campbell family in
Sarp ' county Sunday, rcturnm g home
Mr. and Mrs. C. l' Hill and, aught er
went to Lincoln Saturday to be giits
of the Wallick home.
0. W. Moorchead has sold his prop
erty in town to E. W. Greon and cx-
peets to leave for Philipsburg, Kan.,
about the middle of next moth where
he has secured a position with the
Rock Lsland people as inspector of the
pumping stations on that division.
E. M. Green having taken the place
of Mr. Moorchead as pumpman at
Mrs. II. A. Richardson is spending
the week at DcWitt with her son
Eldred while his wife Mae Bergc
Richardson and son arc visiting the
home folks here.
The annual school meeting Mon
day evening was an interesting affair
as there were severl matters to be ad
justed. Mr. Carnicle whose term
expired with this term declined to
hold the place and B. F. Dill was elect'
ed to fill the place of treasurer. J
Campbell and G. Newman being the
other members of the board. Prof
E. E. O'Dell of Farragut, la., and Miss
McMLraight from near Ashland nre
to be the tecahers for the coming year,
BIDS ON POSTOFFICE
Is Liable to Mean Quite a Delay
In the Erection of the
Notices have been received of the
opening of the bids at the treasury
department at Washington for the
construction of the new post ollice
building in this city. The bids are
Gen. Cons. Co, Milwaukee. .$52,500
L. E. Larson, Plattsmouth. . .$53,253
J. II. Weiss, South Omaha $52,370
It will be noticed the local man's
is about $740 more for the work than
that of the next highest bidder and
nearly $1)00 more than the lowest.
However, Mr. Larson thinks his
chances are just about as bright as
ever for the securing of the contract,
for the work is not always let to the
owest bidder and there will have to
be some radical changes made, cither
in the plans or in the appropriation
for the work, for the available amount
at hand is in the neighborhood of $4G-
ftWl I L ...Wl.l . I . i . I
uww, in iea.il coinu snon oi me cost as
id by the contractors.
Postmaster Schneider said Wednes
day: "I cannot tell iust what the
postoflicc authorities will do in the
ease. If it were for a larger building
they would perhaps reject the bids
as submitted and request new ones,
ut l hardly think this step will be
taken for the Plattsmouth building.
t is possible that some of the details
will be dispensed with, thereby cutting
own the cost of construction to con
form with ihe appropriation, or the
"tiro matter may be laid aside until
another appropriation is made by
If the latter step is taken it will
mean the stalling of the undertaking
for the present, but there are other
ways to make both ends meet and the
Plattsmouth people are holding their
breath until they ascertain what
course will be taken. As the local
authorities stated, there are a few lux
uries that could easily be dune away
with, which would bring the cost of
the building down to fit Uncle Sam's
pocket book. Tho elaborate rest
room and shower baths shown in the
plan of the basement would not be
very badly missed. Some of the
most expensive fixtures could be sup
planted ly ones a little cheaper and
it would not take a great amount of
figuring to reduce the cost to the neces
Mr. Larson, the contractor, is hold
ing considerable hope for the secur
ing of the work through the alternate
bid, which ho submitted. In the al
ternate bid, less costly material was
figured on and tho price was thereby
lowered to a figure near . $(1(5,000
mark. .lr. Larson , thinks when the
bids are carefully examined, it will be
found thet his offer is as low as any.
He has spent,great deal of time and not
a small quantity of money in compil
ing his estimates, and is certainly
deserving of the work.
TEN DOLLAR FINE
FOR STARTING FUSS
Ward Barr, Who Was Going to
Clean up Mcrry-Go-Round
Now Serving Time.
A cac involving many technical
points, as, how much corn juice it
takes to give a man a "snoot full,'
if a man is liable to get a darkened
optio in a pugilistic content without
eatching another's "dukes" in that
organ, and if a dare justifies a "poke
in the peeper," was the sort of a
novelty-comedy brought before Judge
Arelier in police court Monday at
5 o'clock. The gentleman inaugurat
ing the original tactics was Ward Barr
who is now making his headquarters
at the city apartments of the county:
Tl IT I I r . i . i ... I
i in; uiuur nai us mrtli hat unlay
night at the merry-go-round near the
Burlington tracks, when the youths,
who had all been imbibing rather
freely, got into a wrangle because of
the management of the swing threat
ened to "kick off a little kid" that was
continually jumping on t1 e machine.
Taking sides as rapidly as if it were
o'er a matter like the Jeffries-John
son fight, a war of words soon broke
forth that put to shame the squaky
croaks of the merry go-round organ.
Barr took the side of the lad, who
was the origin of the whole perform
ance, and informed the men if they
attempted to put "the kid" off, they'd
have to send him along. Several
others looked at the matter in that
light, but different ones considered
it kind of a "butinsky" affair. How
ever they all decided to stick around
for the excitement, and they did not
have very long to wait, for in a short
space of time the whole crowd was in
a big free-for-all, with the result that
there was a black eye or two and one
man received a tap behind the tills.
The dove of peace settled, however,
before any serious damage was done,
but a complaint was made later
against the said Barr.
Monday morning he pleaded not
guilty to the charge of being drunk
and lighting and his trial was set for
that afternoon at five o'clock. At the
trial Barr admitted that he had taken
a schooner or two but he thought it
would take about a keg to put him
on a jag. The judge had never made a
specialty of studying a man's capa
city, but from the evidence garnered
in, lie deckled that Barr must have
been polluted. If the matter were
sifted down to the finest point, it
would probably have been found that
several other men were participants
in the slug-fest, as nearly every wit
ness on the stand had a little different
version of the affair. Barr claimed,
that although sufficiently provoked to
make an nssualt, tht he had controlled
his "mits" without delivering a single
blow. A big Muck eye on the witness
stand, however, did not seem to bear
lut his statement, nnd the judge
found him guilty and for the luxury
of being a well soaked pugilist, he was
given a fine of ten beans and trimmings
with the provision that he stand com
mitted until the amount was paid
In order that lie may be given a little
exercise during his confinement, Ik
will be put on the streets to work out
The witnesses who appeared at the
trial were Mr. Andrews, J. W. Tulene,
Lee Bates, Ward and George Barr,
John Jones and v . A. 1 ulene.
Flush the Streets.
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several nusiness men along me
street has called the attention of the
News-Herald to the great amount
of good that would be derived througl
a thorough flushing of Main street
just before the big shows start, and
just before the carnival company
erect their several tents. A great
deal of manure and other refuse
is now covered over the pavement
and the water from the sprinkler only
causes it to adhere more firmly to the
street, and the stench which arises
therefrom would put any gas works
off the boards. During the Fourth
it will bo impossible to properly
sprinkle the streets oil account of the
stands, vehicles, etc., and a small
gust of wind would blow the dirt and
filth forty ways, finding a resting place
in our ears, eyes, nose, month and all
of our features, to say nothing of the
amount deposited upon the window
displays of the various enterprising
linns. It has been a Img time since
the streets were washed and we voice
tho sentiment of every business man
along the line when we ask that this
be done. Lot's show our visitors
what a clean little city we ciui have
so that that man Olive, he of the
Weeping Water neighborhood, will
not have the second chance to hand
us a lemon about our cleanliness.
Three Weddings Wednesday.
Wednesday was a busy day in the
Cass county marriage license depart
ment, indeed the flourish of patro-n
age picked up so suddenly that the
judge ran out of printed affidavits
and found it necessary to have the
clerk run off two fopios of the form on
the typewriter The licenses granted I
J. R. Holcomb, 54, Big Spring, Neb.
Louise Glenn, 37, Plattsmouth, Neb.
II. L. Johnson, 22, Omaha, Neb..
Amelia Wcstrom, 20, Plainview, Neb
Ralph Rohneek, 25, Omaha, Neb.1
Clara Westroni, 21, Plainview, Neb
Judge Beeson performed a double
wedding, uniting the Wcstrom sis
ters, of Plainview, with two Omaha
young men. The couples arrived
on an early train Wednesday morn
ing, remaining in tho city only long
enough to have tho ceremony pulled
off. The parties will make their home
BOYS WANT A MILITIA
Continued f;om page 1
prohibit their members from enlisting
in some parts of the countrv. Their
"'"son for the opposition being that
ihey fear the power of the militia
. i .1 i . i
inc nanus ot the governor itunncanv
laljor troubles that may arise. How-
ever, this is to be little feared in the
stute of Nebraska for the company has
never been mustered out but once
and that was years ago when the
state penitentiary was burned. On
account of no drill being indulged in
in the High school course, the work
would be all the more appreciated by
the Platsmouth young men. Everv
member would feel the good results
of the training, and the benefitting
effects of the discipline, and the fam
miliarity with military tactics would
never be regretted.
AUTO WRECK AT AUBURN
Cyntinued from Page 1
sidered almost miraculous that the men
escaped as luckily as they did. A
glimpse of the scene of the accident
would convince a person of that fact.
The car lay a few feet from the line of
the fence with three wheels scattered
along the route. The ground and fence
were torn up as though a meteor had
struck the place. The viials of the
car wire torn and bent on the fence
posts and the owner considers it almost
a total week. The men pinned under
the machine knocked as hard on death's
door as they will ever have a chance to.
As an automobile man said after he had
visited the remains of the car: "How
a man could have stayed with that car,
landed on the bottom of the heap and
live to tell the rtory is more than I can j
Pierson is still lying at the Avery
home, to which place he was removed
immediately following the accident, the
Avery farm house having been the near
est one to the wreck. The physicians
in attendance arc anxiously awaiting de
velopments as it is thought his spine
may be injured. His collar bone is
broken and he is suffering quite severely.
On account of fear of spine injuries, he
has not been removed to his home. His
wife and sister, Mrs. Farnum of Fort
Scott, Kansas, who had lcen visiting at
the Pierson home, were summoned by
phone and arc now at the bedside of
the unfortunate man. His injiuies are
not considered fatal.
Banning was badly bruised and is
showing a black eye, but he is able to
be out and around. Upton cscaH'd
with a few bad bumps and cuts, no
bones broken. Cross ii reported to lc
Some fear is lieing held for Cheney,
the driver of the machine. A few
minutes after the car was wrecked, he
was found wandering around in a circle
and talking rather incoherently. It was
thought he might have been somewhat
deranged by the shock. On his return
home he spoke of nothing concerning
the accident, but went at once to bed
where he slept until after two o'clock
Wednesday afternoon. Several attempts
were niado to arouse him, but they
were of no avail. Up till late Wednes
day ofternoon he received no medical
AFTER TWO FACTORIES
Continued from Pago 1
If the two concerns are looking for
locations with good railrosd facilities
material for skilled labor, the best of
home inducements!, with fine educa
tional advantages for the children of
their employees, they should thorough
ly feast their eyes on Plattsmouth
Many of the big c rporations of the
large cities arc endeavoring to locate
in the smaller towns of the country
on accout of the labor troubles that
are being experienced, where the work
ers in every trade are strongly organ
ized. In Plattsmouth they would
have the advantages of being near a
large market, Omaha, and yet main
tain those found in n Invvn (if flvo nr
six thousand. The management of
the companies would find labor con-
tented here, rent and living expenses
are both very low and the support of
the k)cal people could not bo better
If the automobile concern and the
gas engine company want ideal manu
facturing points, let them stop their
search at Plattsmouth. We need 1 lie
factories; the factories need us. Let's
get together! "
Have you decided where to spend
the Fourth? If not, it should not
take long to make up your mind. We
are going to have a big time here, and
the lied Men have completed the arrangement.
SPEED RECORDERS ON
Every Passenger Engine Equipped
Show Speed Per Mile at
End of Trip
Bursts of speed regarded as exces
sive and therefore dangerous are no
longer permitted on the Burlington
A number of other western roads hav
also put a ban on high speed. The
speed recorder has prevented trains
being run at a high rate without the
management having a recoid of the
speed and the time card rules show
the speed limit for all classes of trains
and engines on different parts of the
system. On the main lines of the Bur
lington west of the rivei fifty miles
an hour is the limit.
It is not hard to maintain the limit,
or any speed that is desired by the
engineer within the working capacity
of the engine, on level track and with
an even load in good weather. Start
ing from a station the engineman Isets
his throttle up notch by notch until
the needle indicates the desired speed
rate. Then if the fireman maintains
an even steam pressure little chanire
is necessary. It is different, however,
hen the train is runnimr nvir ,.., l.J
and where a change of discrection of
me irain or ot the wind blinds a dif.
ferent wind pressure. Under such con
ditions, and under variable steam pn.
suic, me engineniaii must pay close
attention to the speed indicator, or
he will violate the time erad rules re
lating to speed. That may bring a
reprimand from the master mecharic
of the division or from the superin
tendent. It is claimed that the speed records
tins actually helped in maintaining
train schedules and that the loss to
the road through damage to equipment
and claims for injuries has decreased
even with a growing business.
The. sppeed recorder not only shows
the engineer how fast he is traveling
but it also shows the master mechanic
at the end of the trip at what rate of
speed every mile was covered. Every
passenger locomotive on the Burling
ton carries a speed recorder. .S'fafc
See Plattsmouth Succeed in her
Fourth of July clebration.
Celebrated Eighty-fourth Birthday
Mrs. Sarah Atwood, an old resi
dent of the city, celebrated her eighty-
lourtn birthday last Uednesdav bv
an informal gathering of her family,
held at the home of A. W. Atwood
where she now resides. The good old
lady is enjoying very good health and
is as spry nnd act ice as any person ten
or fifteen years her junior. A boun
teous dinner was served Wednesday
noon at the Atwood residence, beinir
greatly enjoyed by the half dozen or
so participants in the family reunion
Besides Mr. anid Mrs. A.jW. Atwood
and Mrs. Sarah Atwood, the sons nd
daughters of the good lady, S. II. and
Ralph and Juliette, who now reside
in Lincoln, were present.
In the District Court of Cass County,
Jacob P. Falter, plaintiff
Abraham Harper, Anna
Harper, John W. Carrothers
J. W. Hughs, (fust name un
known) J. W. Hughes, (first
name unknown) John W. Xotire
Hughes, Julia A. Hughes
and the unknown heirs or
devisees of Abraham Har
per, deceased. Defendants
To Abraham Harper, Anna Harper,
J. H. Hughs, (first name unknown,)
J. W. Hughes, (first name unknown)
John W. Hughes, Julia A. Hughes,
and the unknown heirs or Devisees
of Abraham Harper, deccsaed.
You, and each of you, will hereby
take notice hat on the 21st day (if
June 1910, Jacob P. Falter, plaintiff,
filed his petition in the District Court
of Cuss County, Nebraska, against
you, the object, purpose and prayer
of which is to remove clouds from and
quiet the title of record by the de
cree of said court, to the South West
quarter of the North West quarter of
Section Five (5) Township Twelve'
(12), North, Range Thirteen(13) East
of the Gth P. M. ia Cass County
Nebraska, in plaintiff, as against you
and to exclude you and each of you
from ever asserting or claiming any
right, title or interest therein, or to
any part thereof, and for such other
and further relief as may be just and
You arc required to answer said
petition on or before the Sth day of
August 1910, or the allegations con
tained in said petition will be taken as
true and a decree rendered according
Dated: June 21, 1910.
Jacob, P. Falter, Plaintiff.
By John M. Leyda,
20-St His Attorney.
Burlington Route Time Table,
EAST HOT 'Ml . I
No. G Chicago Fast Train. 7:57 a. m.
tfo. 4 Local to Chicago. .9:45 a. .
No. 92 Local to IV. Jet. . 1:12 p. m.
No 21) Stub to Pae Jet . . . .2:40 p. m.
No. 2 Chicago fast train.5:d0 p. m.
No. 11 Local from Omaha. It :25 p. m.
No. 30 From Louisville. . .3:50 p. m.
No. 25 Stub from Omaha.4:b0 p. m.
No. 29 Local to Cedar Cree
and Louisville. . .7:10 a. m
No. 15 Fast train for Un-
Lincoln S:1G a. m.
No. 2G Ixical to Omaha ... 1 :58 p. m.
No. 33 Schuyler 3:20 p. m.
Missouri Pacific Time Table.
No. 104 K. C. & St. Louis 10:25 a. m.
No.106 K. C.&.St. Louis.l2:03 a. m.
No. 194 Local Freight. . .10:25 .a m.
No. 103 To Omaha 5:03 p. m-
No.105 To Omaha 535 a. m.
No. 193 Local Freight 2:30 p. m.
Tickets sold to destinations in the
U. S. Canada, Mexico and Cuba. fjm
Hugh Norton, Agent.
Notice to Creditors.
State of Nebraska I
Cass County ss. In County
In the matter of the estate of Edwin
R. Todd, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the cred
itors of said deceased will meet the
Executrix of said estate, before me,
County Judge of Cass County, Nebras
ka, at the County Court room in Platts
mouth, in said County, on the 9th day
of July 1910 and on the 12th day of
January 1911 at 10 o'clock a. 111. each
day, for the purpose of presenting
their claims for examination, adjust
ment and allowance.
Six monl hs are allowed for the cred
it ors of said deceased to present their
claims and one year for the Executrix
to settle said estate from the 9th day
of July 1910.
Witness-my hand and seal of said
County Court, at Plattsmouth, Ne
braska, this Gth day of June 1910.
Allen J. Beeson,
wall County Judtf
To Lydia Merriam, Art E. Alex
ander, Lloyd D. Bennett, Margaret
L. Bennett, Medy Bloodworth, Mcedy,
P. Bloodworth, Abigail Bloodworth,'
Spencer Packard, L. R. Baxley, (first
and real name unknown The un
known Heirs or Devisees of Selden
N. Merriam, deceased, The Un
known Heirs or Devisees of William
Parman, deceased, The Unknown
Heirs or Devisees of Elias Gibbs. de
You and each of you w ill hereby
take notice that on May 28th, 1910,
John Warga, Plaintiff, filed his peti-1
tion in the District Court of Cass
County, Nebraska, against you, aryr
others, the object, purpose ami prater
of which is to remove clouds from and
quiet the title of record by the decree
of said Court, to the North East
quarter of South East quarter and
South East quarter of North East
quarter of Section Five (5) and North
West West quarter of South West
quarter and Government Lot Four
(4) in Section Four (4; and also a tract
of land in said Section 4, described
as: Beginning at quarter section cor
ner on West side of said Section 4,
and running thence north 10 chains;
thence Southeast 72 chains to a point
intersecting a line through the centre
of said section 4, nnd '.hence West
to place of beginning, known as sub
lot 14 of Government Lot 3, in said
Section 4, all in Town Eleven (11)
North, Range Fourteen (14. East of
the Sixth P. M. in Cass County,
Nebraska, in Plaintiff as against you
and others, and to exclude you and
each of you from ever assert ing or
nlinniihi ni. ..w!. -...4
i 1. 111.1111 mi,Y llUlll, HI If or lIlltTI'Mi
therein, or to any part or iflvT"
thereof, and for such other and fur
ther relief as may be just and equit
able. You arc required to answer said
petition on or before the 11th day of
July 1910, or the allegations contained
in said petition will be taken as truo
and decree rendered accordingly.
Dated: May 28, 1910.
B y JOHN M. LEYDA, His Attorney
River Raises Slightly.
Symptoms of Ihe June rise have been '
quito visible in tho Missouri the past
week, the water having crawled stead
ily up the guagc at the rate of about
five-tenths of a foot per day. Several
portions of the sand bars protruded
during , he muddy waters have been
covered and the stream is now com:
fortably filling its banks. There is
not such a quantity of drift wood and
brush in the water as there was a few
weeks ago, but the water appear
muddy and murky. Reports many
miles up the stream on the Platte
say the river experienced a sudden
rise the first of the week, raising nem lv
two feet in thrity-six hours. The
sudden rise was presumably tL,
to the heavy fall of rain in thewestiiA
part of the state. It is not expeclcd
Ilia . cither stream will get out of it,
back and that tho water hut ...i.i N
ts highest pbkit.
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