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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. JUNE 30. 1904.
TART CURB-STONE JOSHINGS
Culled, Clipped, Penciled and Prepered for
the Readers of the Journal.
There's never :i iliiy ileu s mil we:ir
Tlie retleetion f :i lirUlitrr morrow.
Anil never :i trUI licit iloes nut lieur
A lilessil);: :is well us it sorrow.
The snntiinonious hy pocrile is the
devil's confidential aeut.
Some folks belong to church. Others
think the church belongs to them.
riattsinouth will liave a big crowd
cm the 4th. Add your presence in
swelling the numher.
Next Monday is the day of all days
to celebrate. Are Jyou coming' to
I'lattsmouth to celebrate? Vou will
If you want to have a pod time.
An Omaha woman lias sued for di
vorce because her husband hasn't
smiled for seven years. She. won't be
abletosay that after the divorce Is
When a married daughter writes
home to mother and puts "personal"
on the envelope, the other members of
the family wonder if it is a baby or a
Character is what you are. Reputa
tion is what people think you are.
The latter may vanish with a breath
but the former lasts through to the
The time for June weddings closes
today. It will now be July weddings,
unless you pass over one month. May
be some of the marriage-Inclined don't
desire to wait that long.
The statistician figures It out that
there have been nearly as many di
vorces as marriages in June. However
most of the divorces are good for
another marriage, or possibly two.
It's as natural foragirl'sshoestrings
to keep coming untied when she has on
fancy open-work stockings as for a man
to speak with a careless familiarity of
his rich friends when they are, out of
The baby crop in Cass county is
never hurt by too much rain or dry
weather. The harvest is excellent
every year. Our people believe in the
free and unlimited coinage of babies at
a ratio of 10 to 1.
Some people in this town are so used
to knocking that when they die their
friends will be afraid they will knock
the lid of the casket before it is con
signed to the silent tomb. There all
Iid you ever notice the know-it-all
swagger of the young man who has an
Idea he is "it'' in certain things. Just
trace theui back and if they have any
business vocation at all it is beneath
the notice of decent people.
Russell Sage says that "Time is more
valuable than money." If this be true
there are some people in I'lattsmouth
who ought to be millionairs. Tbey
seem to have oodles of time, more than
they know what to do with.
The eastern dispatches are telling of
a girl so magnetic that when she ap
proaches a table all the dishes dance.
The real call among mothers, however,
is for a girl who w ill dance w hen she
approaches the dishes after a meal.
A Kansas farmer's pretty daughter
gives three kisses and a hug to each
one of her father's harvest hands who
shocks the most wheat during a day
this season. This is itself enough to
shock the wheat and everybody else on
The Savannah, Oa., News prints an
editoral on "how to live on small in
comes." Being accustomed to having
more money than they know what to
do with, we don't see how editors can
give expert advice on how to get along
on a small income.
An old bachelor remarked the other
day that he "has become convinced
that when a man gets so old that he
docs not turn his head to look at a
pretty woman, he has lived plenty long
enough." And we were just fool
enough to agree with him.
This item is supposed to have been
writter Iti years ago: "The year Vi'iiss
will be a hard year on the figure eight :
likewise on the candid, who will surely
have to liquid If he would otlicK Rut
It would be a glorious year V dissip,
and speculs In real est."
Will you be in I'lattsmoutlt on the
Fourth? If you arc friend a of the Jour
nal, come and see us. While we will
do no work on that day, we will be "at
home" to our friends and those who
desire tosubscribeor renew their faith
In the great moral and religious weekly.
A charitable young lady of this city
on visiting a sick woman, Inquired,
w ith a view to further relief, as to her
family. Sue asked: "Is your husband
kind to you?" "Oh, yes, Miss," was
the Instant response, "he's kind very
kind. Indeed, you might say he's more
like a friend than a husband."
That's the Question.
Tin Cass County Teachers' institute
in session at I'lattsmouth this week
has an enrollment of 1I-. Institute!
when held in the center of the county
usually luive from 1" to nn enrolled
The county superintendent's mistake
in locating the institute in one comer
of the county can he gauged by these
figures. Weeping Water Republican.
The institute enrollment this year
was 1J7 as compared to llll the last
time it was held in Weeping Water,
will Mr. Keithley put up a guarantee
bond that the attendance will reach
200, or even l.V). if it should go to
Weeping Water next year? Then,
is Weeping Water, South Rend. Alvo
or any of the smaller towns of the
county prepared to treat a convention
as a city and county seat can.
MAY NOT ACT AS AGENTS
Restrictions Put Upon Rural Mail Deliv
General orders just recently Issued
by Postmaster General l'ayne place
new and varied restrictions upon the
rural delivery carriers and the accom
modations which' they are permitted
to extend the public. Hereafter every
thing mailable must be claimed
through the postoflice and pay post
age; carriers may not act as agents,
may not solicit orders, and may be
paid only by the patron of the route
who requests a commission executed.
Following are excerpts from the order
which has just been received by Super
intendent Rathbone at the headquar
ters of the western division:
Rural carriers are not permitted to
solicit business or receive orders of
any kind from any person, firm or cor
poration. No mailable matter of any
kind may be handled by rural carriers
while serving their routes, unless the
proper postage has been paid, with the
singleexception of country newspapers,
which, under the law. are permitted
to be carried free throughout the
county In which they are published.
The hire for merchandise carried on
request of the patron of rural free de
livery must be paid by the patron.
Carriers will not be permitted to re
ceive compensation from the sellers of
such merchandise. Article;-, or pack
ages which are mailable, which are
handed to the carrier or deposited In
the postoflice or in a rural letter box,
or in a collection box located on a ru
ral route, with request that the rural
ral carier deliver the same, are subject
to the rules regulating mail matter,
including the payment of postage
Articles or packages that are not
mailable, which the patron desires the
rural carrier to carry, must be deliv
ered to the carrier in person, and in
carrying merchandise for hire rural
carriers are not permitted to leave
their routes as oilicially laid out or to
accept anything that will in any way
deiay the delivery mail or in any way
interfere with the efficiency of the
Carriers, while on duty, are not per
mitted to carry spirituous liquors,
either for themselves, for sale or for
the accommodation of their patrons.
Rural carriers must not carry pass
engers or permit any person other
than authorized postal oillcials to
ride with them or to have access to
Rural carriers must not engage in
any business during their prescribed
hours of service or conduct any busi
ness after hours which otfersthetemp
tation to solicit patronage on their
routes, or which, by reason of their
special advantage over competitors,
such as book canvassing, soliciting
insurance, selling sew ing machines or
other kindred occupations.
Carriers must not. either in person
or through others, directly or Indi
rectly, by any method whatever, so
licit money, gifts or presents, nor Is
sue for pmiit souvenirs or postal hand
books: nor co-operate with or assist
the publishers of the same to secure
the patronage of the public: nor coin
pile directories for public use nor as
sist publishers to compile them: nor
furnish the names and addresses of
patrons of their routes, fur pay or fa
vor, to any business establishment or
individual, except to those depart
ment oiV.cials who, under the regula
tions, are cut itled to the same.
if. F. D. Goes Back to Mynard.
Another change has been made In
the rural mail service. The carrier of
Route No. 3, who was transferred from
Mynard to I'lattsmouth aUnit three or
four months since, goes back to that
place, and henceforth will make his
dailytripsoutofth.it olnt, Instead
of riattsinouth. This Is as It ought to
be, and the change should have never
been made In the first place.
lr. Marshall. Ientlst, plates that
ANOTHER VACANT CHAIR.
At the Home of R. B. Windham, Made So
by the Death of His Son, Jamie.
Tlie A II .'el of I lentil crept sleii'itliliy III
Ami lie :iw;iv w it li On sou', of :i ! :
A nit Mill were I lie lieiirtsl lint were left ill. me
Tim' the sorrow was not unmixed ttltli joy.
l-'ur t lie life of I lie In V as pure anil sM eel.
And lie whispered die prayer learned nl
And Ids spirit passed li the Haven of lost.
To Malt for the loved ones III Cteriilty.
On Tuesday, June .1. while en route
for N braska City to attend tlie street
fair, Jamie Windain was taken sud
denly ill. At first it was though tube
only slight indisposition. lie was
brought back home as soon as possible
and upon examination it was soon dis
covered by his attending physician
that he was suffering from a severe at
tack of appendicitis, and he continued
to grow worse until it became neces
sary to take him to Omaha to be oper
ated upon. Tills was done. lie was
accompanied to the Wise Memorial
hospital by lrs. Cook and Livingston,
who assisted Ir. Davis in performing
the operation. Rut with all possible
efforts to save the young man's life, it
seems that the operation was too late
and he died on Friday evening.
At the time of Jamie's death and
when it became known positively that
the poor boy could not survive, efforts
were made to locate his father, Hon.
R. R. Windham, who had some time
previous gone to St. Louis and from
there to other points, and was lo
cated at Iiecatur, 111. His little daugh
ter, Katherine, was with Mr. Wind
ham, and not until they reached Paci
fic Junction were they apprised of
Jamie's death. This was a sad blow
I to the father, moreso when he was In
formed that Jamie desired so much to
see him before he died. Rut there
was some little .consolation to tlie
grief-stricken father in tlie fact that
the dear boy left him a loving mes
sage. Mr. Windham did not stop
here, although his friends desired that
he should, but proceeded right to
Omaha and accompanied tlie remains
Tlie funeral occurred on Sunday af
ternoon at :i::io o'clock, from the fam
ily residence, attended by an immense
assemblage of sympathetic friends of
the family, and many of the young la
dies and gentlemen who were play
mates of Jamie almost from infancy.
The services were very Impressive,
and were conducted by I r. Raird and
Rev. Swan. The music by the I'latt
sonian Quartette was very appropriate
and magnificently rendered. After
the ceremonies at the house the re
mains were laid to rest In Oak Hill
cemetery beside his mother, w hom in
life he loved so dearly.
The pall bearers were Will Ramsey.
Fritz Fricke, Frank Kauble, Henry
Cuthman, Sam McCallan and James
Mauzy, all of whom were former
schoolmates of the deceased.
The tloral offerings were very beau
tiful, many of which were sent from
The deceased was Uirn In this city
on the first day of January, bv, and
his full name was James I'atterson
Windham, which he bore in lienor of
his noble and honorable grandfather,
Hon. Jas. M. I'atterson, who preceded
him to "that borne from which no
traveler ever returns."
A noble young man has thus passed
away in the bloom of youth and man
hood, whose life was an exemplary one
which attracted the love and admira
of nil acquaintances. The Journal, as
well as the entire community deeply
sympathise with the bereaved father,
brothers and sisters
AN AC KXOWI.KIJOIIMI NT.
Heath for a second time during a
long residence In this city has struck
nie a pitiless blow, and for a second
time have I had the universal sympa
thy of this community, expressed in
unselfish personal sacrifices of friends
and neighbors. Although away lp-m
home and deprived of the blessed priv
ilege of administering to the wants
and comforts of my boy and to loving.
I.v caress him and to receive I mm him
the loving message which he left to
others to convey, yet I feel and kmw
that everything was done that could
be done to alleviate his sufferings and
make Ids last moments ones of peace.
No formal card of thanks from me Is
necessary to convey my appreciation
and my feelings of gratification to
those whose work and sympathy help
lighten my burden, and In some de
gree lias assuaged my sorrow. Rut, as
It has not lieen possible for me to ex
press my deep feeling if gratitude
personally to all who have shown their
sympathy, through l-rautlful and ex
pressive floral tributes, through mes
sages by mail and conveyed through
others, and feeling that I have the
sympathy of the whole community In
which I have lived so long and whose
people I lo,, I ilesire through the
medium of the press to reach all and
thuscoiney to them, how much joy
they have conveyed to me and my
loved hip's et I f mauling. Ill those
dark liotus of distress and soiiow.
My heart goes o,:t to those young men
and ".ii:g Hi mien who were .1, mile's
associates and especially his Sigma Chi
Fraternity brothers, who so express
ively showed their love for my liov
May timl bless each and every one who
t ried to lighten our sorrows and w hose
heart gave nut sympathy in the hours
of deep a;iliet ion R. I!. Wimui m.
CUPID'S JUNE MANEUVERS.
He Enters Several Homes and Plucks the
Choicest Flowers Therefrom.
June, the mouth of weddings, isat
an end, and as the eventful month,
passes away it dots not do so without
keeping up its reputation as the most
joyous month in the calender for hap
py events. The first one the Journal
must record this week Is the very pretty
wedding that oceurei at Rosary Catho
lic church In this city on Monday
morning. June H", P.104, when Louis W.
Lorenz and Miss Ressie A. Lauvetz
were united In wedlock precisely at the
hour of bii.'io. The ceremony was per-1
formed by Rev. Joseph Rartek, pastor
of the church, assisted by Rev. W. F.
Rradley, pastor of St John's church.
The Catholic ceremony was performed
In a most impressive inaniier.tlieniu.sk'!
for the occasion being furnished by the
choir. A large numberof the relatives
and friends of the bride and groom wit
nessed the uniting of two happy hearts.
After which the day was spent in cele
brating the event in a very joyous
The bride and groom are well known
In this city. While tlie bride is very
handsome, and also very popular
among her many friends, the Journal
can attest that the groom is also one
of the popular young men in I'latts
mouth, and is a member of the linn of
Lorenz Rp'S., who have been doing
business in this city for the past two
years or more. Tlie happy couple will
go to housekeeping in the residence
formerly occupied by I'M. Rouse,
which property Mr. Lorenz recently
purchased and which was elegantly
furnished for the reception of the newly
wedJed as soon as the wedding was
over, where they have since been "at
home" to their frii nds.
The Journal joins the many friends
of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz in wishing
them all the joys and happiness in the
gift of He who rules the universe, and
may their pathway through life always
be cleared of the rugged rocks of dis
Kill ll-IIA MsKY.
Mr. J, C Koch and MissNirah Ram
sey, both of this city, were united in
marriage by Judge Yinsoiihaicr, coun
ty judge of Ixiiiglascounty. at iinaha,
on Saturday, June pnq. The an
nouncement of this marriage was a
surprise to the many friends of the
bride and groom, nevertheless It was
welcome news to their most intimate
Tlie bride is the adopted daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. I!. S. Ramsey, and was
reared in this city, while Mr. Koch has
been a resident of this city for several
years, and is now foreman of Mr. Julius
l'epperbcrg's cigar factory. lie is a
model young man, and bighiy respect
ed by all whoknow him. The Journal
wishes the newly-wedded much joy,
ana may happiness reign supreme in
their household, is Its prayer.
Friends of the bride have received
announcements of the marriage of Mr.
Clarence R. I'.urdick to Miss Florence
A. Johns. The marriage occured at
Knoxville, Iowa, on Mondav. June 2",
!!. The bride is the daughterof Mr.
and Mrs. J. M.Johns, formerly of this
city, where she has hosts of young
friends who extend congratulations to
both bride and groom. They will he
at I, nine to their friends in Knoxville,
Again Enters the Opera.
We are Informed that Miss Alice
Oovey. who a cut east with her father
three weeks ago. has decided to again
accept a positioiiuponthcstage. This
time It is with the Wood'.awn Oper
atic Company, which carries nearly
seventy-five people, ami Is related to
be one of the greatest attrtVns In
the country. Miss Poney hasaeqiilred
a reputation as a first-grade soloist,
and she accepts a position with this
company at her own stated salary.
The company opens the season at once.
Miss Ioey Is a great fav .rite whwre
ever she goes, and It was after consid
erable urging from tlie Woodlawu com
pany that she finally accepted oi" of
the leading parts In the opera.
FAREWELL FORTHIS YEAR.
The Institute Closed Its Work Saturday and
the Teachers Return to Their Homes.
The ( 'ass County Teachers' I list it lit e
lor this season closed Saturday .it noon,
and most of the teachers present from
the different sections of the county de
parted fur their homes the same even
ing Alter the work o! the week had been
di alter the last formal icclute.
and win li the hands ot the cluck were
ileal ing t he lion r of noon. Cuiintv .su
perintendent W'oit man appeared upon
the platform, and with apparcii'
feeling, spoke hi jelly of t lie lapidly ap
proacliiiigclosc of another annual ses
sion. He said t hat the I line for saying
giod-hye had come. The insl ructois
were called upon one by one, and each
in turn was greeted by npplause at the
close of their remarks: then Superin
tendent Wort man. before linal dis
missal, expressed appreciation to the
teachers for their promptness and at
tention, and made mention of tlie fact
that the large voluntary attendance
Indicated that the teachers had not
spent time and money In coining here
as a perfunctory duty, but had come
because they oelieved they would tie
benefitted and Inspired by what they
would get here. He expressed a desire
that the teachers would not allow the
enthusiasm to be entirely dissipated
before the opening of school In Sep
tember. After some appropriate re
marks, in which he appealed to teach
ers to never he sat istied till t hey had
made tlie most of their opport unit ies,
and that tlie very best was t he least
the public expected of tlii'in, he sug
gested that they close by singing
"America," which was done with
"Tlie most practical Institute I ever
at tended," seemed to be tlie way many
of the most discriminating gave their
opinion of last week's teachers' gat h
ering, while many of I he cut hiislasts
called it the "best ever." At any rate
the i i, st it ute was a success hot 1 1 In point,
of attendance and enthusiasm mani
fested. Compared w ith last year there
was a larger enrollment from Cass
county, ami compared with two years
ago at Weeping Water the at tendance
was considerably larger.
I'lattsmouth isan ideal place forsuch
a meeting, and It Is complimentary to
the teaching force of the county that
they should make such a selection and
our people reel highly honored thereby.
When they come again to our city we
shall do our best to t reat them right.
The ministers of the city assisted
materially by their inspiring words at
the opening of the sessions. Teachers
were pleased witli this feat ure of t lie
Tin- I'lattsmouth musicians, always
obliging, fairly vied with each other
to see who could give tiie teachers the
most appropriate number. The I'latt
sonian Quartette entertainment was a
delightful affair with which to close
the evening sessions.
The instructors for the week were
hard-working, strong, practical school
people. While ipi t line was wasted by
jokes, yet there was enough of good
wholsomc humor used, usually by way
of illustration, to readily hold the at
tent ion and Interest of all. Miss Kdit h
Martin, whoso parents reside in this
city, hut who will go toOinaha schools
as primary Instructor next year, gave
work in primary plans, reading and
geography. Miss Martin has been well
received as an instructor In institutes
of other counties, and Cass county was
no except ion.
Superintendent K. II. Sherman of
the Schuyler city schoolsgave lectures
In grammar, reading and didactics
that were very helpful. Mr. Sherman
has an apt, lucid mannerof presenting
Ids subjects aud Is a well-grounded ed
ucator. His evening lecture, "The
Norsemen," was the most popular one
during the institute.
I'rofessor L L. Rouse of ourowti city
seemed to be the general favorite,
however. Many of the teachers know
him personally, and not a few of them
have been under his instruction before.
His subjects were arithmetic, civics
and history, and school management.
His lectures were pithy, pract leal, and
always to the point.
Superintendent Wortinan deserves
much of the credit for the success of
the htituteasa whole. Ills judicious
selection of Instructors, his careful or
ganization and the way he looked after
the needsof his teachers was thorough
ly appreciate J by all. His presence at
and the keen Interest lie manifested In
the discussions, was Indicative of how
deeply he Is Interested In Cass county
schools and teachers. He was in the
classes of every Instructor and ever
ready to see that the good points were
emphasized. It was an Inspiration and
an example to each teacher lthe
county to see liliu so Interested. It
also enabled him to see t hat I be w .i k
of I he Inst rut lots Were ad.lp1 e I I , i m
dit ii ii is ill t his c -1 1 1 1 v.
We feel we are not over est una I lug
wheiiwesavth.il I'li'lessor V.oilinan
has given to the tcacheis oi I I he
most successllll, ll lio the most sue
ccssli.l and piacl n ,il nisi it ute in I he
hist on oil he count v. Again must
say I hat t he .lournal's pi nph c I hat
he was the man In liil the posit ion ol
county supei lii'eiiilenl of scl Mu-,
I u mol e 1 1 i.t 1 1 i t i lied
1. 1: "i i i p ss
The week p:v lolls I 1 1 lie meel ing of
I he insl It ute, t he to, low ing ih n, a p
peared In t he .loin nai
The ill v will be giaced by many ol
I 'ass county's good looking school
ma r li it next week. l course I here
W III he a few homely ones among t he II I.
but not many. We raise none hut
handsome school inarms in Cuss coun
ty, hut occasionally a homely one will
slip over t he line from one of Hie ad
joining counties. This we can't help.
In reply In the above, the following
resoiut ions were adopted previous to
the adjournment of the teachers:
Wuiiti.vs, The editor ot tlie I'lalls
nioiith Journal has seen lit to compli
ment theCasseouiity leiiclieison their
good looks, he it resolved by said Teach
ers' Institute Assembled
First, That judged by the standard
of beauty, asset by the estimable edi
tor himself, we have had no (hniciilt.y
In arriving at the palpable conclusion
that there arc no leathers other than
beautiful in this institute. Ami he it
Second, That if I here are any in ad
joining count Ies w ho are not 'blessed
w it Ii so much attractiveness of face
and form, I hey are thus unfortunate,
only because they were not horn in the
editor's native state of Missouri
Respect tully submitted.
K. L. 1 1 1 1 . i i . n . i
Ftt I i: iutiiij;, ; Coin.
Nki.i.ik I'.ikii, )
Trje Fourtl) at Plattsmouth.
Next. Monday Is the day thai .should
be lovedand respected by every Ameri
can pat riot. It is I he day of all days
that the cares of every-day life should
be laid aside and I he meinoriesof I hose
who fought to make thisa free and in
dependent republic revered In the pro
per manner, riattsinouth has made
ail arrangements to appmpi lately ob
serve I lie great natal day as it should
be observed, by preparing an excellent,
program for the event. The manage
ment of the celehrat ion is under I he
auspices of the Kagles or the city, and
they have spared no pains to make this
a celebration long to be remembered
by everyone w boat tends. Ragles from
Omaha. Council CliilTs, and other
points have signified their intent ions
or coining to riattsinouth on Hie
Fourth, and one of the largest crowds
ill the history or the city is expected.
Come and swell 1 he crowd -bring the
entire family ami spend a day in cele
brating the deeds ol those noble pa
triots who fought tliat we might lie
Miss Hempel at Home.
MissTeifssa Ileiifel, returned home
Sunday from her trip in the south.
At Lookout Mountain. Tcnn., one of
the most beautiful landscapes In tlie
world, Miss Ilemel attended the
Supreme lodge of the hegreeof Honor,
as one of the delegates from Nebraska.
Lookout Mountain is one of t he histor
ic places of t he war. and while there
she visited the famous battle ground
and other noted scenes of t he civil war.
in her return trip she visited a few
days at the St. Louis exposition,. All
in all she says she feels much henelil ted
by the trip.
Miss Clark Heturns.
Miss Kiln Clark returned from her
foreign trip, Tuesday, after an absence
of aUnit six months. Her visit abroad
included many noted points in Europe
many of the prominent cities in
France, Lngland. Ireland, etc, On her
return she visited some time in New
Accident at Louisville.
While a Missouri Pacific local freight,
was switching at. Lyman's sand pit. a
few days ago the engine left the track,
bursting the blowout valve and scald
ing F.nginecr Clark sevi rely, lie was
taken toa KansasCity hospital. Clark
Isan old engeneer and this is liisliist
accident. His recovery is doubtful.
A Democratic Year.
Coon Vallery. whoalwayshas in store
something good to Impart tohlsfellow
men, was In town Hie other day, and
remarked In our hearing, that he nev
er saw a season when cherries were so
plentiful as they are this year, but
what It also proved a democratic year.
We hope Coon's prophecy will prove
$4.00 for Selling 25
f our Champion Flat 1 run Cleaners.
Sells for ;.'i cent each and everybody
wants one. Write for particulars.
The Atklnscompany, Rox s42, o ni
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