The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 26, 1904, Image 1
mouth Journal Volume XXIV PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. MAY 26. 1904. Number 22 TART CURB-STONE JOSHINGS And Other Ittis if Interest Prepared Es peclilly tor the Jonrml Readers. A woman run drive a nmn. of course. Or a hois. If liv'a stiff mid numb; But sberan't drive snsllfxevpt. of course, I bv null of her flutter or thumb. Yes, riattsmouth will celebrate this year. A Plattsraouth man calls his type writer his "recording angel." "A friend In need" should be limited to not more than five dollars at a time. Graduating exercises next Wednes day evening, at the Parmele theatre. CommlsslonerCory is putting in some pretty good licks on the streets now days. Man proposes, woman consents if she is satisfied that she can't do any better. Some men's souls are so little that a microscopic view would fail to bring them to light. A girl may be able to pose as an angel during courtship, butafter she is mar ried she sheds her w ings. The greatest misfortune that befell Adam was that he didn't have his ap pendix removed inst ead of his rib. The discovery having been made that alcohol can be made out of sawdust we look to see more people undertake to "saw wood." If the average girl doesn't play the harp in the next world better than she plays the piano ln this there is going to be trouble. The white lawns are getting much more attention than the green lawns in families where there are girls to get ready for the graduating exercises. j It is reported, after a careful inves tigation, that fruit tree buds in this vicinity are all In excellent condition. Peach buds were never better at this season of the year. St. John's Catholic school will hold its closing exercises at the Parmele theatre on Tuesday evening June 1. An Interesting program Is being pre pared for the occasion. A lot of clerks In one of the big east ern cities have quit work rather than be bossed by a woman manager. If we had a little more nerve we'd say right out that we glory In their spunk. This is the last of May, all right, ac cording to the almanac, but from pres ent appearances It will be the middle of July before the young girl can say: "Mother, may I go out to Swim?" Always remember this: There is so much that is bad in the best of us and so much that Is good in the worst of us that it doesn't behoove any of us to say anything about the rest of us. Isn't it lucky for some people that a newspaper man doesn't publish all he sees when the dewdrops of ev'ning are kissing the rose especially when his name isn't Dew and her's not Hose. The fourth of July celebration to be held in Plattsmouth this year will be under the auspices of the Eagles, and they are the boys who know how to get up acelebration that will bring the people to town. Mayor Goring seems to be coming right up to the expectations of those who favor a wise and economical ad ministration. He is backed by as level headed set of men as ever sat in the councilchamber. If the city hasn't one already, the council should pass an ordinance at the novt nicotine restraining chickens from running at large. It is not the man who raises them that gets all the glory the neighlors get most of that Some city folks are so foolish as to think that farmers have a snap. A farmer has his troubles, as well as other people, works hard early and late, and puts as much bralnsln his work as does the average business man. Hut lies more Independent. It is claimed by Nebraska ex peri mentors that lawns can: be cleared of dandelions by putting a few drops of gasoline on the center of the plant The experiment Is worth trying by our Plattsmouth people who take so much pride In beautifying their lawns. Thni who have Drown y stolen hereafter must pay all expense Incur red by SherilT MclSrldc In telephoning to adjacent towns and villages in an ef fort to apprehend the guilty parties. The county commissioners have de creed, In their inW.m, that the sheriff must pay all such bills. A society Is certainly hard up for a speaker when thoy call In a man to address an assembly of Innocent chil dren on matters of a moral and relig ious nature, when his every -day life Is tainted with some of the most glaring frauds that was ever perpetrated In Cass county. lie wears the cloak of r.".M ,i j i-.lti'y ;-V'. 1 " , o; "' Is It a Contagion? Sunday sickness is a disease peculiar to church members and others who are expected to go to church. The at tack comes on suddenly every Sunday; symptoms are felt on Saturday night; the patient sleeps well and awakes feeling well, eats a hearty breakfast; about church time the attack comes on and continues until the services are over for the morning. Then the patient feels easier and eats a hearty dinner. In the afternoon he feels much better and Is able to take a walk, talk about politics and read the Sun day papers; he eats a hearty supper. but about church time he has another spell and stays at home. He retires early, sleeps well, and wakes up Mon day morning refreshed, and able to go to work, ann does not have any symp toms of the disease until the following Sunday. There is considerable sick ness of tills character In this vicinity with Indications of an alarming In crease as summer approaches. WHAT WILL BE REQUIRED To Enter the Contest for Rosebud Reserv ation Land. Many inquiries have been made in the past few weeks regarding t lie land that the government has throw n open for settlement, and as to how it will be paid for. A correspondent, writing from Uonesteel, situated in close prox imity to the reservation, writes as fol lows, giving many particulars of inter est to the average reader of the Jour nal, and we give them for what they are worth: Iionesteel is a village of 700, is confronted with the problem of expanding into a little city of 10,000 within six weeks. Every registration, except those by soldiers, must be made in person, and while Chamberlain, Yankton and Fairfax will have offices for registration as well as Uonesteel, practically all the 50,000 will come here, because this town is on the edge of the tract to be thrown open. Of the 50, 000 It Is estimated that 10,000 will stop over until the drawing is pulled off. During the fiftcerukys the offlcc will be open for registration, the Chicago & Northwestern railroad, the only line to Bonesteel, expects to run trains hourly. Forty buildings are now In course of erection to accommodate the visitors. There are five hotels and will be more, besides big temporary eating houses. One lunch house will seat 500. Awning companies will rent tents to sleep un der and many shacks will bo put up for sleepers. The Iionesteel Commercial club submitted to the government in spector a guarantee to take care of 10, 000 at one time, to charge no more than 35 cents to 1 for lodging and 25 to 50 cents for meals. Four dollars an acre is the price to be paid the government, 1 upon en try, 75 cents in two yearj, 75 cents in three years, 75 cents In four years, and 75 cents within six months after rive years. The land is exempt from taxes until proved up, and under the South Dakota laws cannot be taken for debt The first number drawn from the wheel at Chamberlain July 2.1 will en title the holder to first choice of the 2H00 farms. A townsite company has already posted an offer of 10,(i(M) for No. 1, for location of a new town. Holders of lucky numbers will have their choice in the order in which the numbers are drawn. No. -J'.i.ooo may have first choice. Certain days will be fixed by the government for entering the claims of the winners, probably the first two hundred the first day and the next 2oothc next day, and so on. The holderof a winningnumber who fails to appear for entering will have first choice when he does arrive. Land locators. In addition to taking charge of filing of registration papers, will as sist the lucky ones In selecting land, for a nominal fee. If the winner does not care to settle on the land he may relinquish the claim during the first six months fur a consideration, and the locators will make a business of buying the relinquishments. The Way to Do It. As the Illizzard stated last week, the citizens of l'lattsmout h have been pay ing Interest on outstanding warrants and "lloatlng Indebtedness" for more than ten years. Within two weeks after the election of a new mayor and treasurer, 1.1,000 was paid off and the Interest stopped and the treasurer will take up fifteen or twenty thousand more- of the samo kind of "floaters" In the very near future and the city re lieved of her financial distress. Possibly an Investigation might disclose a slru llarc'inlitlnn horeand relieve this city of s ime of her financial distress. Ne- -r,'l" l'" -7T'l. ANOTHER 0RE60N LETTER. Til Fiudir it till Joirml Writes it tit Crops, Etc., it that Stiti. Shekman Ranch, nkau Iaiuy, Klamath Co., Ore., May 17, 'W. ( My Pkar S( hlatek: As It Is raining today I thought I would drop you a line. Haven't much to write about, but then It might be a reminder that I am still on earth, and that 1 fully appreciate your weekly re membrances. With a few exceptions we have had nice spring weather hcreslneethe last week in March those exceptions lielng some cold rains, winding up with a coat of snow, which went off In a few hours. The, ground was so thoroughly soaked during the extraordinary wet weather in February and March that the farmers have made slow work in putting In their spring grain, but the range has been In asplendid condition for the growth of grass, and stock Is rapidly recovering from the effects of the late winter and Is doing nicely. Everybody Is anticipating a rousing big crop this season. You would be ashtonlshed to see the number of fields that were sown in rye last year that are going to furnish a big crop this year without rosowing or cul tivating. In fact, however, I hoar people say it Is not an unusual thing in this country to be able to raise two or three crops of this cereal, and some four, without rosowing. You might say that is a lazy way for a fanner to do, but when it can tie done, what is the use of going to the trouble and ex pense of turning the soil under and sowing or drilling in a new seeding when nature will do the work Itself? It is not to be wondered that farmers say tills Is the easiest country for the farmer to make a living in they ever saw. l rue, the summer season is us ually dry here; buteventhat condition has its compensation. When It comes to harvesting, and men are cutting and putting up hay, It Is pleasant to rellect that a rainstorm is not likely to come and spoil the grain and hay in the field. That never happens here till late in October. True, again, the climate la not suit able for raising field corn; but after the crop is sown in the spring the far mercan have probably two months of leisure, which he can put In getting out fuel for the coming winter, getting out posts and rails for new fencing and repair work In general. To be sure he has no timber on his own land, but on the adjacent hills, still belonging to our beneficient Uncle Samuel, he can rind an abundance for many years to come, and it is a common Inheritance of the valley farmer and rancher. 1 have often remarked about the cheapness of land in these valleys. The reasons are apparent. As long as homesteads were to be had nobody would pay much for farms already tak en up, but now that this source is abc;ut exhausted, farms are rising in values. It has been so far from and hard to reach a railroad that settle ment has been slow. Hut railroads several of them will soon be here. Again, up to the present season no general system of Irrigation has been undertaken, and hay for w inter feeding lias not been a certain crop, and the winters are not always open, so that stock could do well on the range; but this spring several extensive irrigating systems have been Inaugurated, and there is a bright prospect that soon every acre of valley land in the Klam ath and Lost river basins will soon be "under the ditch," and there will be an abundance of alfalfa and timothy to feed all stock which the range will feed in summer. The indications are, therefore, that the present Is the last season of cheap lands in this region. Hut if you know of any one who wants to buy a farm large or small at from $5 to 10 an acre, (and the latter figure will get the best) just send him to me. I can show him farms of WO to 3000 acres which can be had at these figures. Farm renters in Cass county might well take tills situation Into account. Let me congratulate the democrats of Cass county on the splendid record they made at their county convention last week. It did my heart good to see them stand up so nobly for true demo cratic principles. No Wall street dom ination tliere! And then to see them push Henry Goring for congress, and Frank Morgan for delegate. Why, it's too good all to betaken at one dose. 1 have nodoubt but Henry Gerlng would make a good congressman, too. I'd like to be there to help push on the ball. The Indications, to my mind, strongly point to a political revolution and democratic victory in Nebraska tills year of grace, and if thoy do win it ought to send Mr. Hryan to the son de, sure. As a senator lie would shake up the dry lames of that lody in a way that would he astonlshlntr. Hut enough forthlstlme. With best wishes to all my friends, I remain our humble friend, Ch s. W. Sit human. Su. Ccasti After the first of July. After the first day of next July all the rural mall carriers in this country will receive tt0 per month Instead of the present salary of I50 per month. At present the carriers are allowed to solicit subscriptions for newspapers and magazines, but after July 1, this will lie stopped. No carrier will Ik al lowed to solicit orders or act as agent for any business Institution, but he can carry articles for pay when asked to do so by patrons of his route, but under no other circumstances. THE FARMER AND MERCHANT They Should Get Together For the Benefit of All Concerned. Plattsmouth merchants have this year prepared bettor than ever before to care for and fully satisfy all trade demands. The goods now offered In all branches have been, as usual, chos en with that careful deliberation which characterizes the experienced, pains-taking merchants of our city. Notwithstanding an evident advance in general wholesale prices our mer chants have held remarkably near the low record made under a period of ex ceedingly liberal wholesale values, thus evincing a disposition to share with their patrons the burdens of this, a more expensive season. Plattsmouth offers market possibili ties for every merchantable thing from a bag of rags or a scrap or iron, to the most splendid specimen from the field, the meadows, Hie bins, the poultry yards, the dairies or the pas tures, anil in turn offers to the farmers a variety of commodities no loss lim ited and equally as Important to the economy of the farm. Notwithstanding t lie undeniably complete arrangement for the accom modatlon of trade, existing conditions reveal a lamentable want of unity and an insufficient "nearness" of commer cial relations between the city and ru ral tradesmen. Let us get a little closer together. The retail merchant and the farmer are natural chums. They have much greater need for each other, much more natural affinity for each other than exists between the latter and the great department or mail order houses of the large cities, and yet, there are too many orders go ing from the country to the city. The time is here for the merchants of Plattsmouth to extend to the rural trade in the future a more cordial greeting than thoy have in the past. Department stores have solici tors out among the farmers of Cass county every day asking for orders, These fellows are an Injury to the home merchant thoy sell goods to the farmer that ought to be purchased right at home. The farmer who buys of tliem evidently thinks he is getting the worth of his money or lie wouldn't buy goods of them. Hut how to pro vent It that's the question. Mor chants of Plattsmouth should cater more to the farmer trade. Thoy should endeavor to meet the price given them by the department stores, ISy doing so, and by giving the rural patron so to understand, thoy will soon see business boom in Plattsmouth as it never boomed before. Lot the farmer and the merchant get closi together, and do business on business principles, and keep our money In cir culatlon at home by favoring one an oilier. Their Own Quarters. The Plattsmouth Telephone com pany closed a deal this week by which It becomes the owner of the J. W Johnson bulldingon Sixth street.north of the postolllce, and now occupied for a second hand store. As soon as pos session can be obtained the building will be remodeled and many substan tial improvements will be made. This purchase becamea necessity on acoount of the rapidly Increasing business of the colnpany, as their present quarters in the Coates block las become entirely Inadequate for the purpose. The Jour nal Is pleased to note the prosperity of the company. As the Interests of the Plattsmouth Telephone company has boon so well taken care of by Manager Pollock, It has become one of the safest Investments In the land. Here Too, Pete. Louisville people should get together andquit knocking against oneanother, If you want to sec Louisville prosper get In the baud wagon and help with the music. A few fanatics can do more to Injure a town than a dozen enter prising citizens can do toward building It up. Get the Idea Into your head that what benefits your neighbor will In a measure benefit you and the w hole question Is solved. I Mn't he a knocker Louisville Couriei. CASS COUNTY BOY HONORED J. W. Cnbtrei Elected Principal or the Stiti Normal School it Peru, Neb. Cass county has always hold a high position in the educatiouul work of the state and her sons have boon from time to time promoted to bettor and better positions. The last and best Is the unanimous election of J. W. Cralt t roe to t he head of t lie State Normal. Prof. Crabtreo is very largely a self made man. His parents were pioneers in Cass county and M r. Crabt roe for a number of years worked on the farm with his father and attended country schools. In lss: r graduated from the school to which ho Is now called as president. While he was a si udent at the normal ho spent some lime touch ing public school to help pay his ex penses. At other times lie chopped wood and dlil chores for the professors and worked as a farm hand during the summers. Mr, Crabtreo has been supei intcn- ent of the Ashland schools, principal of the Ilea t rice I hull school, and for veral years inspector of high schools for the l'niversily of Nebraska. Ho be missed by every one connected Willi the high schools oi t lie slab' lioin pu pils to siiperintepdents. 1 1 IS Keen jutlgiuciil , line I at I , Ills mwer as an organizer, bis largo sm- hy and professional enthusiasm will be felt in the normal ami will reach every b,iy ami girl who conies under tin; t uit ion of I be teacheis from thai school. We congratulate not only Mr. Crab treo hut the entire teaching force of astern Nebraska, and the boys and girls who will lie in school during the next quarter of a century, let us hope. Crop Prospects. Warm, dry week; favorable for work and the growtli of vegetation. The mean dally temperature averaged 2 degrees above normal. The rainfall was confined to light, scattered showers; the amount of rain fall exceeded half an Inch in only a few places, while generally it was less than a quarter of an inch. Winter wheat, spring wheat, oats, and grass have grown well. In a few places oats are a thin stand and the fields are becoming weedy. I!ye is in good condition and heads are just be ginning to show. Alfalfa has grown well and in the southern counties Is nearly ready for the tirstcuttlng. Corn and sugar boot planting are about tin ished; early planted com Is coming up rather unevenly, and considerable re' planting is being done; in a few tiehh cultivation of corn has begun. The damage to fruit by the frosts of last. week was very slight. Apple tree generally are not blossoming profusely. other fruit promises a large crop. Sunday School Convention. The foiirthanniial convent ion of tin Cass County Sunday School assoclat ion will be held at Murdock June !i and in. The state association workers will be present and a program of especial in terest to Sunday school workers is in preparation. Kvery school in thecoun- ty is requested to send one delegate for every fifty members or fraction there of. Kntertalnment will be provided for all accredited delegates. In issuing this call the county offi cers desire to emphasize the import- nice of being present at this couveii- t ion and to urge upon every superin tendent an early interest in the selec tion of delegates and a preparation for the meeting. Programs ami creden tials will be sent out within the next two weeks. C. C. W ks( i 'i"i', President. G. L. Faki.kv, Secretary. License Granted Just the Sarne. The Law and Order League appeared before the village iKiard for a hearing Friday afternoon In support of a re monstrance against the Issuance of sa loon licenses to Otto Pecker, J. L Hums, William Ossenkop and Spence kt Johnson. They had tiled the ciiS' tomary number of allegations, all of which they withdrew except the claim that the bonds offered were not legal and that the newspaper In which the application notices were published (the Plattsmouth News) was riot the paper of the largest circulation in Cass county. After hearing an unlimited amount of wind-jamming by the attorneys on either side the board by unanimous vote overruled the remonstrance and granted license. An appeal was at once filed and the case will he taken to district court. Louisville Courier. $2,000 to Loan on real estate security, first or secom mortgage, at reasonable interest. J M. Ley da, Plattsmouth. Neb. A Youthful Couple. Mr. Herman D. Hllhnau ami Mlm Maude M. Compton, of Weeping Wa ter, were married In this city Satur day, May 21, Judge Travis officia ting. The groom Is only sixteen years old, while the bride is one year young er. This Is starting out in married life rather young, hut they secured a license upon presenting a written con sent. Sometimes early marriages re sult most happily, and perhaps as much so as those at the ago of twenty five or thirty years. The Journal wishes the youthful couple a long and prosperous career through life, and may happiness always he theirs. DOINGS OF THE CITY DADS Interest on the Outstanding Warrants En tirely Cut Off. The act ion of the city council last Mnnilay night, In cleaning op the bal ance of the outsl amling wai units I hat, have for years been drawing interest at the rate of six and seven per cent , and w 1 1 it'll have been 1 1 1 t I b local hanks. Is c in i mi l e b-i I by eei cili.'rti w ho lias the welfare of I 'la 1 1 siumii li.it heart. A resolution was unanimously adopted ins! met iiig t lie I n asure i u pay oil' paving bonds N'os. s .tit. I !', dis triel, No '. a I ii I bun. Is i Nov ..'.i and mi. list lift No I, Ingel her Willi Oil elesl on I he same, were ordere.l pari mil of I he general fund: and t he sum of J.niio and Interest to June I. pmi, was rdeieil paid on refunding I oiids o the lirst issue. The lire and hydrant rental fund was permit ted an over draft to the amount of ',',ii to lake up the balance of the outstanding warrants. Mayor Goring Is very proud of the fact that the members of the council, to a man, are standing by him in his many good deeds for the heneili, of the city, and he was not, long in expressing his most sincere thanks for their hearty co-operation hi the notion ta ken at this meeting, and at, the pre vious one, by which they had saved the city 2,2W per annum. Chief of Police Fitzgerald received instructions to notify the electric light company that all poles considered dangerous must be removed Instanlor. A hill came up at this meeting, pre sented by the proprietor of the Per kins house for tl.tio, which he claimed for a broken glass in a window, done while workmen were Hushing Main street several days since. The bill was referred to toe claims committee for Invcstlgal Ion. After considerable discussion pro and con regarding the drainage facili ties on Granite between Ivght.li and Tent Ii streets, it was ordered that a culvert be put In diagonally across the street at Tenth an ! Granite, and that several smaller ones lie put in on the north side of the street, jn order to carry oil ihe surplus water. Iteginiiing Monday, June n, the council will sit. as a board of eoua iza- llon, to listen toeoinplaiiilsol'cili.eiis who think they have been ;ivcsscd more than they should have I ecu. (See not ice elsewhere in this Isvi- of the Imirual ) The water 'nuigli -.11 Third street vas ordered repa 1. M!M t I I 0 I 1, W . SeliniUM m ill, r 1 1 : I IKI :I .'.11 r t' 7 I i; 1 11 III IKI II ml s e I ; : Ii l'i :i 1.. I in i oi ii ;m in 11 Til II IX 1 :., S 7i I '1 to A. A. llerler. kllllii.' lio-s I. I", t'.mk .4 .(I . It. p 1 , - - li'l'L We, kli:iel (',,.. .-e It. ('. ('lively. sjre;i: , t'. Nellhi.'ill. Mime . T. sliertumil. Mime II. Ilellvill. Slime . . it is. tins .V Klre. . n,.,t K.veiilMU .News, print in.' Hull, sir. ft wiirk W. .1. Willie, Milne C 1 1 innlelisen. Mime . . 1 ). .1, Smith. Mime I Kuiilile. ti iini work I. Meliiuili l, strt'ft work K. H. ferry. Mime S. f . Arel.er. siimr . . . Umlsey, Mime II. Hairs. Mttiic II. C. MeMnkeii, sin,..' . . Weeping Water Graduates. A special rrom Weeping Water to the Lincoln News, under date of May 22, says: "The fourteenth annual graduating exercises of the Weeping Water high school commenced today and conclude on the 2'ith. There are seven graduates, I Joy M. Coalman, Mabel L. havis, .sterling A. Linens, Mortal M. Powlor, flora L Garden, Chester I!. Hall and John P.. Pate. Class motto: Tacilis L'st hescensus Vlgilatc.' Class colors, old n,.se and olive. Instructors, S. M. Moss, super intendent; C. II. PatclitTe, principal; Margaret Countr.Ctnan, assistant. The class sermon was preached this eve ning by Ke P. W. Warren in the M. K. church, and on Wednesday evening Mrs. I5elleM.SUmteiibort.ugh will ad dress the class in the Congregational church, and on Thursday evening, May 2H, the graduating program by I the class will he gaeu in the Congre gational cbuicti."