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PLATTSMOUTH. (NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. JUNE 23. 1904.
TART CURB STONE JOSHINGS
Culled, Clipped, Penciled and Prepered for
the Readers of the Journal. -
Tin1 nice horse or hliiml polltU-liin
Klnils life hut a -liiimv tit most :
Smut-tliiies lie wliii om with priM-UUiii.
Ami otiii'lliiif lit- nets left ut thu post.
Fourth of July one week from'next
Monday. Celebrate in Plattsmouth.
No man can successfully preserve
friendship in alcohol; it won't keep.'
The successful man roots while his
unsuccessful brother stand aroundand
squeals. ' i
When a girl begins to encourage her
best fellow to save money she mean
business. , i.
If fish could talk some of the anglers
in I'lattsmonth would have to revise
their yarns. ''!'
It may be vulvar to po about in your
shirt-sleeves, but it Is mighty comfort
able, you bet.
Are you coming to Plattsmoutli'on
the Fourth? You bet you are ifou
want to enjoy a good time.
It isn't what the average man knows
about the hereafter that frightens him;
it's what he doesn't know.
Some men in this city would rather
tell an agreeable He than a disagree
able truth, and never shudder.
Why can't the man in the moon get
rich? Because he only has four quar
ters and gets full once a month.
A summer girl's Idea of economy is
to make one hammock do for two. But
will that work in Plattsraoutb?
The farmers are very busy these
days, consequently but few venture to
town unlessupon very urgent business.
An old bathelor of this city says "a
married man can live on less than one
of his number provided his wife takes
Bear In mind, boys, that when you
get a justice of the peace to marry you
then you are in line for an appeal to a
higher court later on.
The school marms are with us this
week. That Is easily discernable when
one sees so many smiling and pretty
faces upon the streets.
In Maryland they fine gentlemen for
kissing their typewriter girls. It is an
outrage to rob an honest taxpayer in
that cowardly manner.
The coal barons have added another
ten cents to the price of coal not that
they are in need of the money, but Just
to show us that they can.
That Nebraska City girl who grad
uated this season and was married the
next day, probably wanted to save the
worry of a second new gown.
Cherries are plentiful and cheap in
this market. The prices range any
where between G5 cents and 11,00 per
bushel, and of excellent quality.
Work upon the streets giei bravely
on under the supervision of Commis
sioner Cory. John is a bustler, and is
making some commendable Improve
A Lincoln man attempted to drown
his trouble by turning the hose on his
mother-in-law. Wonder if any of our
l'lattsmouth men ever tried this sort
An old bachelor in tills town gives
as a reason for not marrying, "that
there is apt to be trouble when the
better-half discovers how the other
Some men In this town try hard
to hide their rascality by assuming the
role of Sunday school teachers, but It
won't wash. They may fool the chil
dren, but with grown people nit!
Judge Weber fined a fellow the other
day100for whipping his wife. The
tine is big enough, but is the punish
ment severe enough for for a wife
beater? Insomecommunitles it would
Be careful! A counterfeit lOO bill,
bearing a very poor likeness of Thomas
II. Benton, Is in circulation. It might
pay you to scrutinize your roll very
carefully every night and morning.
An old maid of this city says about
the meanest thing one girl can do to
another Is to accuse her of having dis
covered the secret of eternal youth,
l'erhaps she knows what she is talking
These are the days when we think of
our happy boyhood, "the old swlmmln'
hole," the creek full of lish waiting for
the hook, going home In the evening
with a string or twenty or thirty lish,
the largest of which would measure
about six inches. They were not worth
cleaning, but our good old mother had
them prepared for our breakfast next
morning lust the same. After break
fast we would hike out again for the
creek, lish and swim all the time
that we were not engaged In tying
knots In other boys' shirts. Happy
boyhood days, never to return.
One week from next Monday Is the
Fourth of July, and as we are expect
ing the largest crow d that ever visited
our city on any similar occasion, it
w ill behoove our people to put on their
best "bib and tucker." Dress up by
having your business houses look tidy
not only this, but see that the sur
roundings of your home make a tine
appearance. If every citizen will put
in a few hours each day in cleaning up
about their premises what a wonder
ful change it would make! Pride is
the up-building of our character and
the chief Incentive of the younger
generation. Let every citizen he a
help In making our little city appear
her prettiest on the great natal day,
on which date: many strangers will be
here. . V
THE BIG FIRE AT HAVELOCK.
B. & M. Blacksmith Shop Destroyed Which
Employed Nearly One Hundred Men.
We glean from the Lincoln News of
Tuesday evening a few notes In refer
ence to the burning of the B. & M.
blacksmith shop at Ilavelock Tuesday
"The blackmith department of the
Ilavelock machine shops was almost
completely wrecked and ninety-six men
thrown out of employment by llames
which broke out in the southeast cor
ner of the shop near the large furnace
about 3:30 o'clock this morning.
"The fire spread so rapidly through
the oil soaked woodwork that an hour
and a half was sufficient to make the
destruction of everything combustible
"Nearly one hnndred men have been
employed in the shop and were with
out work this morning. Most of these
will be provided for in one way or
other by the officials. Some are going
to take a vacation of a month or more,
while others will be sent to work In
the shops at McCook, Alliance, l'latts
mouth or some other place on the
system. The plan is to get things
cleared up as soon as possible and start
the w ork In the open. The officials say
that within four weeks they think
that it will be possible for part of the
men to go to work again.
"The building, which was erected
prior to 1802 and was occupied in June
of that year, cost 40,000. It Is esti
mated that the machinery is worth in
the neighborhood of 150,000. Much of
It is of the most modern description.
The master mechanic Is inclined to
think that the roof of the shopcaugbt
from the flue of the big furnace located
In the northeast end of the building.
"The shop men examined the ma
chinery this morning and found that
much of it is not damaged to any great
extent. Some of the cranes, and finer
machines were, of course damaged, but
the anvils and hammers were practi
cally uninjured. The damage Is not
known exactly, but will probably reach
ten thousand dollars.
"The building will be rebuilt as soon
as possible. If the walls are not dam
aged and more than is at present ap
parent the work w ill not 1 such a long
job, and the size of the building, which
is about 200 feet by seventy-five feet,
will not be changed. I f It is necessary
to tear down the walls of the building
may be made larger than the present
An Enjoyable Event.
Last .Sunday Peter Munim, sr., was
fifty-five years old and a few of his
near friends dropped in to assist him
In celebrating the event. It Is said
that Uncle Peter "stood the storm"
most manfully and made his guests
feel right at home during their visit.
Refreshments were served and those
present speak in the highest terms of
the capabilities of M r.and Mrs. Mumm
for entertaining. The Journal wishes
Uncle Peter may live to celebrate
many more such events.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. II.
M. Soennichseii, Mr. ami Mrs. Henry
Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. William Otter
stem. Mr. and Mrs. (Jus Pit., Mr. and
Mrs. August Mumm, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis l'ouls lKal, Mr. and Mrs. Oco.
Tarns, Peter (loos and Max Ploehn.
Not Much After All.
A little furore was created In the
the city Monday by the circulation of
a report that there was a case of small
pox discovered within our limits. It
seems that (ieorge Elldgc came from
across the river somewhere to visit his
mother, when he was taken sick. Sev
eral physicians visited the home of his
mother and found a very mild form of
verlolold, and as soon as possible the
patient was removed tothepest house.
The case will not amount to much, as
such cases seldom do, but to relieve all
worry It was thought best to remove
the patient from the city limits.
THE GLORIOUS OLD FOURTH
Plattsmouth Will Make the Eagle Scream
Loud and Long on Independ
The several committees having in
charge the management of the cele
bration of the Fourth are working
like beavers to make this the greatest
event In the history of Cass county,
and nothing will be left undone to ac
complish this object. The program of
the day is complete. The orations
will be delivered In Ciarlield park,
where also the Eagle quartette of
Omaha will will render some of its
choicest selections. The Bohemian
band will also be on deck to furnish
music. After the carrying out of the
program In the park the crowd will
adjourn to Main street wherethe fun
will begin w ith all manner of amuse
ment sack races, wheelbarrow races,
water-tub races, etc., and daylight
At 1:30 In the afternoon will occur
the grand parade, In which two prizes
of five and ten dollars each is offered
for the best tlower-decorated vehicle.
It is the desire of the management to
make this one of the principal attrac
tions, and all are requested to Join In
making It so. The various orders of
of the city have been invited to Join
the Eagles in making a fine display of
their various lodges, and thus assist In
making this feature of the celebration
a grand affair in every particular.'
There will also be exhibitions and
competitive drills by the active mem
bers of the l'lattsmouth Turnverein,"
and also a similar drill by the ladies'
class of the Bohemian Sokol society.
It is impossible to give the full pro
gram in this article. Suffice to say
that If you come to Plattsmouth on
the glorious Fourth of July, 1904, you
can depend upon enjoying all the
amusement you may desire. So be
sure and come.
In speaking of the teachers' insti
tute held at York. Nebraska, the Tell
er of that city has the following to say
of two of our educators who assisted
In the work of the Institute. It re
fers to Trof. E. L. Rouse, superinten
dent of our public schools as follows:
"Mr. House, In his lectures on arith
metic, history, geography and gram
mar, presented thoughts that will
make every teacher broader and bet
ter. No one can tell better how to
teach history than Mr. Rouse. All
his talks were along these natural
lines ana ins every statement was
made in such a way as to carry con
vlctlon with it." And referring to Miss
Edith Martin says: "Miss Martin's
room was always crowded when she
talked on primary numbers, drawing
or language. She is a good entertain
er, not so much on joking, but goes af
ter the meat of every question." The
Teller also adds: "It Is good news to
know that both of these have been
engaged as Institute Instructors for
G. A. R. Reunion.
Large, (laming posters are out an
nouncing the district reunion of old
soldiers at Elmwood, June 30, and Ju
ly 1, 2, 3 and 4. The Elmwood people
are making extensive preparations to
care for a large number of people, and
they never do anything by the half in
that enterprising town. The old vet
erans are thinning out rapidly and
the people generally should turn out
to these gatherings and by their at
tendance prove U the old veterans
that they have not forgotten their
deeds of valor In the most critical pe
riod of our country's history.
Returned from Europe.
Mrs. Ida C. Wagner and son, Earle,
who had been touring Europe the past
year, returned home Sunday night.
Mrs. Wagner expresses herself as being
much benefitted by what she saw in
the different citlesand points of Inter
est. Those who read her interesting
letter published in the Journal several
weeks since can best Judge of the
pleasure she enjoyed abroad.
A Dangerous Custom.
Some people are very careless about
getting their deeds recorded. Occa
sionally a deed will come into (lie
clerk's ortiee to lie recorded which may
be tec. or fifteen years old. Tills Is
certainly a very dangerous custom. It
is not oil en true of luavy property
owners, but is fiequeutly the case,
where a person owns only a town lot
or two; ant) sometimes when a farm
has )een bought, the deed is not re
corded for a long time. This Is ex
tremely dangerous as the deedsare lia
ble to U mislaid, lust, or destroyed by
tiro, and the owner would have noth
ing to slmw that he had title to the
property. If the parties who had
deeded It to him could not he found or
had died, the parties owning the prop
erty would lie compelled to go Into the
district court to get title to their
property. This would cause no little
trouble and It might be a dinicult
Job to clear it up.
ANOTHER OLD CITIZEN GONE
Silas E. Hall Dies Very Suddenly of Heart
Trouble at His Home In This City.
" Silas E. Hall, one of Plattsinonth's
most highly respected citizens, died
very suddenly at his home in this city
on Friday morning, June IT, VM. It
seems that for several years he had
been troubled with heart disease, and
just before his death he had lieen en
gaged In some work aliout the prem
ises. He was lying on the back porch
apparently resting, when his wife and
and daughter approached him. lie
waved them off with his hand, telling
them to go away, that he would soon
be better. They had proceeded but a
a short distance, when they noticed
him raise his head and let it fall
again. They again approached him,
and the daughter raised his head in
bcr arms, and almost in a second after
he was dead.
The deceased was born In James
town, New York, and was seventy
years of age. He came to Nebraska in
1H84, and for about sixteen years was
engaged In the hardware business in
this city, retiring from active business
one year ago. A widow and eight
grown children survive him five boys
and three girls, as follows: Frank II.
Hall, of Salt Lake City; John S. Hall
of this city; Mrs. Belle (loodwln, of
Cedar Creek; Miss Annie Hall, of this
city; Ed Hall, of New Martinsville,
West Virginia; Mrs. Mary Brown, of
Tecumsch, Neb.; Alfred Hall, Wheel
ing, West Virginia, and (leorge Hall,
of Holdrege, Net).
The funeral services occurred from
the late residence of the deceased on
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev.
Ilaird of the Presbyterian church con
ducting the services, after which the
remains were conveyed to their last
resting place In Oak Hill cemetery,
attended by a large concourse of sym
pathetic friends of the family.
The pall bearers were Thomas Pol
lock, J. N. Wise, John Waterman, W.
II. Newell, P. P. Gass and J. M. Rob
erts, all old friends of the deceased.
Thus has passed away a most exem
plary citizen, a good man, a loving
husband and a kind and indulgent
The past week has been warm w ith
heavy showers In some southern coun
ties. The dally mean temperature has
averaged one degree above the normal.
The rainfall exceeded an Inch in most
of the counties south of the Platte
River, and in a few places exceeded two
inches. In northern counties the rain
fall was generally about or somewhat
less than one-half an Inch.
The higher temperature of the past
week has been very favorable for the
grow th of vegetation. Winter wheat
is well headed, and In a few places In
southern counties is lodging slightly.
Oats have Improved somewhat, hut In
many places the st and is thin and some
fields are spotted with yellow and un
thrifty looking patches.
(Irass In pastures and meadows con
tinues in unusuaMy line condition.
Alfalfa is being cut for the tirst time
and the crop Is generally a heavy one.
In southern count les the crop Is mostly
cut and considerable damage was done
by the rain of the week. Corn has
grown well but Is still small and many
fields arc weedy. However, substan
tlal progress has liceti made In clearing
the fields of weeds, especially In north
Summer and fall apples promise a
fair to good crop, but w inter varieties
will generally yield a ngtii crop.
"Why Not Do It?
A special Invitation has been extend
ed by the Eagles for all the lodges In
the city to participate in the parade
on the 4th. Why not all turu out, and
show to visitors what a demonstration
the societies of Plattsmouth can make
when they so desire.
THE CLOSING EXERCISES.
A Most Beautiful and Interesting Program
Rendered By the Pupils ot St. John's
School Tuesday Evening.
The pupils of St. John's school gave
a musical and drama! Ic entertainment
in the I'iiruiele theatre at the close of
the scholast ic year on Tuesday evening.
In order t hat an oppoi t unity to do
so might lie given those that desired
to attend lr. Ross' lecture the same
evening, the curtain was not raised
After a piano trio by some of the
music pupils, the smaller girls to the
number of about thirty, costumed to
represent sedate young matrons and
hearing doll babies lilcd onto the stage
for the performance of the amusing
comedietta called the "Rival Moth
ers" or "The Bahv Show." Each pre
ferred in strong, clear musical tones, a
claim to the prize offered for the most
beautiful babe, and when the Judge
(Master Peter Chassot) had decided -
necessarily In favor of one-the re
mainder tiled olf, not as they had come
on, hut In reckless Indignation at the
slight cast upon their darlings. A not
able feature was the song of remon
strance sung very prettily by the ne
gro mother, (lenevleve McElroy a tot
of some six summers.
These were succeeded by thesmaller
I toys in a laughable drill entitled a
"Two-Faced Fantasy," which owed
Its comic effect mainly to the fantas
tic dress of the little fellows, by which
they were made to present a double
aspect to the audience. The youth-
ful performers seemed to enter thor
oughly Into the spirit of the thing and
to enjoy It as much as the audience.
After the piano solo by Marie Fitz
gerald, the somewhat larger girls gave
a very pretty drill with hoops wreath
ed In (lowers, the effect of which was
heightened by the varl-colored lights
thrown upon the performers.
Another piano trio was followed by a
song from Mary McElroy and this by a
pantomime entitled the "Holy City,"
In which some twenty young girls il
lustrated with graceful movement the
various emotions and sentiments of
that popular song, rendered on this
occasion by Miss Luclle Bates, whose
powerful voice filled the theatre with
melody expressing in sound the ac
companying poetry of motion.
This concluded the first part of the
program and the curtain fell.
After a very short Interval the cur
tain was raised on the "Bow and Ar
row Drill," performed by the larger
l)oys. They were clothed in jackets of
Lincoln green, the traditional color of
archery, and in rythmic motion kept
time to the music of the piano, played
by Francis Whalen, one of their com
Without any delay the principal
piece of theevenlng, entitled "A Meet
ing of the Nations," was then begun.
This represented a gathering, under
the tutelage of "Miss Columbia." of
couples from the principal nations of
Europe and Asia, habited in their na
tional costumes and each singing as
they came In two by twosome snatch
es of their national songs. The spirit
with which each one of the performers
acted up to his or her part was
commendable in the highest degree.
The Scotch reel and Irish Jig were well
received by the audience, and the songs
of the (lerman, Bohemian and Italian,
Swedish and Swiss couples, met with
well-merited applause, but the house
was brought down by the excellent diet
ing ami remarkably st rong voices of the
representatives of the yellow races,
Master Chinaman and Miss Japan.
"The Star-Spangled Banner'' was
beautifully represented In pantomime
by Miss Florence Fassbender, costumed
as Columbia. The song was rendered
in her customary happy manner, by
Miss Lucile Bates, and as a gigantic
national (lag was dramatically lowered
in the rear of the stage, the audience
broke into enthusiastic applause.
Thejmeetlng of the nations then re
tnrned to the state and sang their
good-night chorus. The cantata was
very ably accompanied on the piano by
Miss Lorctta Clark. After a few re
marks by Rev. W. H. Hrdley, the crowd
Both the sisters and their pupils are
to be congratulated on the successor
the evening, which evidenced careful
and patient labor, as well as very con
Perhaps the not least remarkable
feature of the whole affair, was the
smoothness with which everything
worked, leaving nodull orembarrnsslng
moment In the whole evening. This
happy result was owing, the writer Is
informed, In no small measure to the
hearty cooperation of the manage
ment and employes of the theatre.
"Is This a Wrapper?"
The following appeared in I he ( Inu
la I Ue lust Sunday, ami or which the
correspondent! ouchcs (or Its truth
fulness. Rut as yet we have not seen
any one here who lias seen the snake:
"Last Frnlav Andy Songer was fish
ing in the Missouri river, a few miles
tie low t Ills ell y, on I he opposite side of
the river. The lish weie not Idling
very fast and while A inly was silting
In the warm sun watching for his cork
to bob under he was nearly slaitlcd
out (it bis w Its at t he sight, of a huge
snake which pioliudetl Its head over
the bow of the boat. Recovering him
self he grabbed an oar ami made a
swipe at his snakeshlp, but missed
1 1 Int. The next moment I he snake ap
peared right at Ids side and made a
w Icked lunge at lilm. Andy ret rented
to the other end of the boat, all the
while striking al the snake with the
oar. Finally the reptile had drawn
nearly Its entire hotly Into the boat and
was making for Andy with extended
jaws, when a well directed blow struck
its head and it was soon dispatched.
M r. Songer brought the reptile to town
and all who saw it say It was the big
gest snake they ever saw outside of a
show. It was a water moccasin, of a
mottled brown color and over six feet
Beautify Your Lawns.
Well kept premises a I Mint a home
have much to dt) with Its attractive
ness mid saleable est filiate. Lawn
mowers are cheap and exercise Is
healthful and Invigorating and there
Is no excuse for any one'syard to be all
grown up In weeds and lull grass. We
note with pleasure the general tenden
cy on the part of Plattsmouth people
to beautify their homes and the lawns
tlierealiout. Pleasant and attractive
home surroundings are conducive to
physical, mental and moral develop
ment. There is much pleasure In an
attractive home and even an humble
cottage may lie made attractive by a
little exertion on the part of the own
er, or even the renter; although t.ie
former Is the gainer from the labors of
"Don'ts" for rot Weather.
Don't over-exert yourself.
Don't wear heavy clothes.
Don't wear a tight hat.
iHin't remain In the sun after your
skin becomes cold and clammy.
Don't remain at work after your
perspiration ceases and your pulse be
Don't go about with uncovered head.
Iion't eat as much as usual.
Don't drink Intoxicating beverages.
Don't drink water or anything else
Don't get excited.
Don't lose your temper.
And, above all, keep cool.
Fresh testimony In great quantity
is constantly coming in, declaring Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consump
sumption Coughs and Colds to he une
qualled. A recent expression from T.
J.McFarland, Bentonvllle, Va., serves
as example. He writes: "I had bron
chitis for three years and doctored all
the time without Ixdng lienclitted.
Then I liegan tak4ng Dr. King's New
Discovery, and a few bottles wholly
cured me." Equally effective in cur
ing all lung and throat troubles, con
sumption, pneumonia and grip, (iuar
anteed by F. (J. Fricke ,t Co., drug
gists. Trial bottles free, regular sizes
Vie and Jl.no.
The old man, the old lady, thu vms
and daughters, the uncles and aunts,
the young man and his lcst girl, and
even the grandfathers and grand
mot hers -the pioneers of the county
for miles around art; coming to Plaits,
mouth on the Fourth. Tiny know
that by coming here they will attend
the grainiest celebration ever held in
Quiet the Knocker.
What are you going to do this t;u
to help the town'.' Evcryliody should
do something, be It ever so little. A
few dollars spent in Improvement, a
few words of praise spoken at t he right
time, and a little personal effort in In
ducing your friends to build property
and locate here-all this will accom
plish much. Let the "knocker"' hush
and may the voice of progressive peo
ple be heard.
Three Physicians Treated Him With
W. L. Yancy, Paducah, Ky., writes:
"I had a severe case of kidney disease
and three of the best physicians in Ken
tucky treated me without success. 1
then took Foley's Kidney Cure. The
first Untie gave Immediate relief, and
three bottles cured me permanently.
I gladly recommend this wonderful
remedy." For sale by Y. (J. Fricke Si
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