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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (July 28, 1904)
be IMatteittotttb Journal
VOL I'M i: XXIV.
rLATTSMOl'TH, XKIUJASKA, Till' KSDA Y, .11' IY 'JS, ln.
TART CURB-STONE JOSHINGS
Culled, Clipped, Penciled and Prepared for
the Readers of the Journal.
HeiVs to tlii' tin- I'lilwr
Thai Hin t any tiller
Thai) tlic (Kiliit of it l'ihuI Mril l n.
Hut tin' bump Unit lie r:ii"
lti'lies llkti liliifs
Anil lIuTe's wlicrv Hie ruluvmes In.
How's your weed crop?
Where was the tire bell Tuesday
Marriage is a pottery in which fam
ily jars are made.
Hell is tilled with people who didn't
go to do it but once.
Courtship is the frying pan and
matrimony is the tire.
Before jumpir.g at a conclusion he
sure you see your tinlsh.
Man, it appears, never gets too old
to marry or run for ottice.
You cannot keep your morals clean
when your mind is a cistern.
Fresh meat isn't any too healthful
in the summer time. Did you know
People who have been up to Rose
bud are wondering how it got that
Men are never led to better things
by preaching about the forbidden
Speaking of vacations what are the
chances of a mother with six small
No matter how mean a man is he
consoles himself thinking "Oh, there
A man never knows how much re
ligion he has until he gets oil where
no one can see him.
If we were a member of the council
maybe we could get our street cross
ing cleaned occasionally.
A commercial club can do much to
to help a town but they can do more
with the united help of all business
Several members of the commercial
clubare working very energetically and
already have several eterprlseson the
Labor Day comes on Monday, Sep
tember 4, and the various unions of
this city are already arranging for a
Well, anybody can kill a chicken,
when it comes to doing your own
butchering. Uut it isn't everybody
that has the price.
Some people of this town are finding
out that it would be better if some
men were removed from the council.
No names, so don't ask.
A I'lattsmouth girl is looking for an
Iowa traveling man with a meatax.
She wrote him that peaches bloomed
in her cheeks, and he w ired to know if
her face was its own scarecrow.
There are many different clubs and
orders in this city, containing many
hundreds of loyal members, but we
verily believe that the order having
the largest membership of enthusias
tic workers is the "buttinsky" club.
Old Mother llulilmril.
she went out mid ruliliereU.
New nrlirlilxirs were Just moving In.
'I'll just tiike 11 ieep.
My! I'lieir furniture's clivtip!"
Hie said with a sullstled Klin.
Reader, did you ever walk up on the
south side of Tearl street? If you did
you can tell how trying it is to the
average pedestrian in keeping out
of the mud to balance himself on the
stringers to which were once attached
boards and called sidewalk.
A citizen on the street the other day
remarked that "a commercial club
didn't do a town any good." We was
not long in finding out that he bought
his supplies of Montgomery, Ward &
Co., and loaned money to his next-door
neighbor at 10 per cent, straight.
You can have spring chicken, new
potatoes, green corn, sliced tomatoes,
raspberries with whipped cream and a
cup of line coffee for dinner these days
and any man who is looking for any
thing better than that had better go
nto the kitchen and kiss his wife.
Let's sec! Was there not an order
made about a month or six weeks ago
to improve the drainage system on
Granite street between Ninth and
Tenth streets? Who's delaying this
work? Let the councilmen who live
in the Third ward attend to this mat
ter and let outside councilmen attend
strictly to their own "knitting."
An exchange says that "eM Is the
most unfortunate letter in the
English language, because It Is never
In cash, always In debt and never out
of danger. Our exchange forgets that
the aforesaid letter Is never In war
nnd always In peace. It Is the begin
ning of existence, the commencement
of ease and the end of trouble. With
out lb there would be no meat, no life,
no gospel, no heaven, no earth, and no
Will Test the Law.
In the county court hist week pro
ceedings were commenced which are
intended to contest the constitution
ality of the inheritance tax law. An
etTort was made to set aside the tax
against the estate of Kartell W. Mar
nier. This is quite a large estate and
the tax amounts to about Jl.Ooo. The
heirs in support of their application to
have same set aside, allege that the
inheritance tax law, passed in 1S!M,
was repealed by the act of the new
revenue law in 18!:s, which law pur
ports to cover, it is claimed by the at
torney for the heirs, the entire system
of revenue for the state, but does not
mention the inheritance tax therein.
Judge Douglas appeared for the heirs
and County Attorney Root for the
state. County Judge Travis decided
that the inheritance law was still in
force, and consequently the tax must
be paid. The matter will perhaps be
DIED IN THE GOLDEN STATE
Mrs. Mary Hobson, a Former Resident of
Cass County. Dies at the Advanced
Age of Eighty-Seven Years.
From private advices the Journal is
informed that Mrs. Mary A. Hobson,
who formerly resided in this county,
died at Fernando, Call., on Monday,
July 11, 11)04, at the age of nearly 87
Mrs. Hobson was one of the early
pioneers of Nebraska, coming to the
territory in is,1ti from Missouri. Her
maiden name was Current, and she
was born in Monongahela county, Vir
ginia- From there she removed with
her parents to Indiana, where she was
married to Stephen B. Hobson. She
lived in Missouri about ten years, and
then came to Cass county, Nebraska,
where she resided for thirty-eight
years, or until about ten years ago
when she went to California. She
was an excellent lady, respected by
all who knew her. Her extreme age
hastened her demise when disease at
No doubt many of the "oldest inhab
itants" of Cass county w ill remember
her, especially those who reside in the
vicinity in which she lived when here.
In Their New Quarters.
Mauzy & Murphy have removed to
their new quarters in the Leonard
block. These young men have more
spacious quarters in their new location
and their goods show to a great deal
better advantage. They have added
many new articles to their general
line of books and stationery, musical
instilments and musical goods in gen
eral. They also keep the best brands
of cigars, pipes and smokers' goods.
Also a line line of imported chinaware
and cut glass. Almost any leading
newspaper or megazine you may de
sire. If not In stock they will soon
get it for you. They are also agents
for the Oliver Typewriter, and handle
a complete line: of supplies for same.
Hob and Tom are both genial, whole
souled young men, and in their new
quarters arc bound to build up a larger
trade than ever. Don't fail to call
and see them when you need anything
in their line.
Dr. Walker Located.
Dr. A. E. Walker, the well known
physician and all 'round good citizen
who practiced his profession here sev
eral years, has permanently located hi
Liberty, a prosperous little town In
Gage county. After selling a good
practice here about a year ago Dr.
Walker has been "on the wing" to
some extent, taking a post-graduate
medical course and Incidentally watch
ing for a location to suit him. Al
though the people of Liberty have no
doubt already learned something of
his ability, it is not amiss for The
Ledger to say that while Dr. Walker
practiced his profession here he was
regarded as one of the best physicians
In the county, and his success was due
to his well known ability and conti
dencc of the people. In the genial Dr.
Walker the citizens of Liberty will
tlnd a p-ofessional gentleman worthy
of their confidence. Union Ledger.
Hits Tb Right Spot.
A Texas editor hits the right spot
when lie says: "The sorriest fellow
on earth Is the fellow who will sit
around and cuss his own town. If I
lived astride the north pole, I would
call It 'home' and lie ready to Ik"sI It
up. If I could not say anything nice
about it, I would say that my Ice bill
didn't come high. 1 would not stay
In a town I had to cuss not while the
world Is us big as it Is now."
If you arc a Judge of a trood smoke,
try the "Acorns" 5 cent cigar and you
w ill smoke no other.
TREASURER NOT TO BLAME
But It Should Be Placed Directly Where it
Since the publication of the delin
quent tax list, and hundreds of delin
quents see 1 1 ie ir names In that list
with amounts opposite, they begin to
get excited and proceed immediately
to pounce upon the treasurer and
blame him for all the trouble they
have tk'en put to In coming to hisolltee
besides paying taxes t bat they thought
were paid years ago. it has been a
hard matter to explain to many the
real condition of affairs in this re
gard. In the Mist place it should be read
ily understood that it was optional
w ith the county commissioners in en
forcing this law. They didn't have to
do it. When they asked County At
torney Hoot Ahat to do about t he en
forcement of the law he told them the
law was in black and white and for
them to do what they deemed best.
He did not, we are Informed, tell them
to do cither one way or the other.
The democratic memberof the board
desired to postpone the matter, but
this was not listened to and the repub
lican members of the board proceeded
at once to take action, and gave
County Treasurer Wheeler a written
notice to proceed immediately accord
ing to the "scavenger act" to collect
the back taxes; and they also Includ
ed in that order special instructions to
the treasurer to publish said tax list
in the Weeping Water Republican.
This should satisfy most any ordinary
sensible citizen that Hilly Wheeler is
not in the least to blame for carrying
out the Instructions of the highest au
thority In the county.
It does seem pretty hard on a prop
erty owner to step Into the treasurer's
office and be shown the back tax books
where his name appears or where the
description of some of his property ap
pears delinquent for years that lie is
almost positive he pai j. Then, again,
others go into the treasurer's office
witli receipts for taxes reported delin
quent and Hud no credit for same on
the tax records. These things have
occurred since our wise commissioners
took it upon themselves to enforce the
"scavenger act," a law originally in
tended only for such counties as Doug
las and Lancaster. And it is a fact
that not to exceed a dozen counties in
the state have taken advantage of it.
Rut the enforcement of the scaven
ger act in Cass county has revealed
some of the worst bungled up tax
books of any county in the state, and
shows that in pust years competent
men have not had the management of
The law is on the statute books of
the state, placed' there by a republican
legislature, it Is made optional In the
various counties for 'its enforcement, a
republican county board In Cass coun
ty resolved to enforce it to the very
letter, County Treasurer Wheeler is
at his office at all seasonable hours to
carry out the mandates of the republi
can county commissioners and there
you have it.
Hilly Wheeler will do his duty with
out fear or favor, and we believe the
people of Cass county will stand by
him inso doing. He can always 1 de
pended upon to do bis duty toward
every man, irrespective of party, sect
Old Settlers' Reunion.
The sixteenth annual reunion of
the old settlers will occur this year
at Union on Friday and Saturday,
August l'.l and 2 ). These annual gath
erings of the pioneers of Cass and ad
Joining counties have become more
popular each year, and this year ar
rangements are being perfected for a
bigger time than ever. Many new
attractions will be presented to enter
tain the visitors, Including a balloon
ascension and parachute leap each
day. Severall prominent speakers
have have been engaged, plenty of vo
cal and lust rumental music; in fact a
most interesting and entertaining pro
gram has been prepared. Make your
arrangements to be there.
Truly a Pioneer.
Sixty years ago on Saturday. .1 uly Id,
James Jellery, of Greenwood, came to
this county. His neighbors took the
opportunity to come in numbers and
presented him with a tine r icking
chair. TV family also made him a
present of A chair. Refreshments were
served and a very pleasant evening
was passed. He truly is a Nebraska
Tainting, decorating nnd sign writ
Ing. Work guaranteed. Leave orders
at Frlckc's drug store.
A Good Time Coming.
The Eagles of tbiscity are arranging
fur a grand picnic to he held at Nick
Haline.s' move .six mileswist of I'latU
niouth, on Sunday, August H. This
Is Olll of t Ink nii.wt l...'iiil iful ..c.f.. i..
Cass county, with plenty of shade.
pieiny oi goon water, plenty of noo,
11) tl-.il- llli'lltv ,,f r..fi..tl I II lit I 1 t t 'I till
plenty of nice ground to gambol over
at your ease, t'oele Nick's grove is
Just far enough from the city to make
the outing a pleasant one to all who
desire to take a day oiT. If the weath
er is pennissalile this will prove one of
n... ...... , . . ,
w i'"i 'ii ,is. in i evems oi ine season
Think about it, talk about it; tell
your neighbors what a nice place it is
f . ......i i ... .i i i... i ,
in .-(' iiu mi- u. ii , ,oiii nave an gel
ready and go. The F.agles will surely
make it pleasant for vou. Ilemeinber
the date-August 14.
TEAM OF HORSES STOLEN
The Barn Burned and Two Mules and One
Horse Perish in the Flames.
Yesterday morning Sheriff McBrlde
was advised of the fact that a couple
of horses were stolen from the stable
of K. F. Marshall, one mile north of
Weeping Water, Tuesday night. One
Is a light bay, six years old, the other
a black, ten years old, each weighing
atnuit 1400 pounds. The thieves
also took with them a light 2i-inch
Webber w.-gon, with a Newton spring
seat, and red tongue. From all the
surroundings it seems that there were
several thieves and two rigs, and that
one of them went north and the other
The barn from which the horses
were taken was lired and burned to
the ground. In the stable was also a
gray horse, but It Is Impossible to say
whether it perished in the llames or
was taken with ihe others. The hoofs
of two mules were also discovered in
the dying embers of the burned barn.
The thieves evidently had planned a
very clever, but dastardly trick to
elude pursuit. It seems they had
stolen a team of mules from somewhere
and placed them in the bam after
taking th 3 horses out, then fired the
stable to make Mr. Marshall believe
that his horses had burned.
ShciilT McRridc has had several hun
dred descriptive circulars printed and
sent out, and it is hoped he will lie
able to intercept the thievesand prop
erty before thty get entirely out of
the state. If Sheriff Mc Bride had not
been cut olf from using the telephone
by our all-at-onee-cconomlcal board of
of county commissioners, these fel
lows might have been captured before
they got over the county line. This
privilege Is granted to all sheriffs, and
it Is just as well for those Interested in
the capture of depredators to know
whose fault it is that the telephone Is
not used more in such matters. Leon
omy is something like charity, It Is a'
ways in order to begin the good work
Two years ago when the Journal
printed the tax list, the work was
completed a week or ten days before
the next meeting of the county com
missioners. We wanted our money at
that meeting. Two memliers of the
board were present at that meeting,
one being the gentleman from the
west end, but our bill was laid over
for the next meeting. Now, before
the work is completed this year, and
It looks to us, through the instrumen
tality of the same commissioner, an al
lowance of four-hundred dollars on ac
count was granted to the Weeping Wa
ter Republican. It seems to make
some difference with his High Majesty
from ttie west end of the county whose
ox Is being gored dosen't It?
They Can Now Srrjile.
The fanners of Cass county, as a
general thing have not been feeling
very well over their corn prospects.
They can smile a smole now, that
needs no second look to see it. The
crop is now almost laid by and in the
past ten days It has awakened the
dormant "king of cereals," and it Is
now simply "popping." It makes us
take a pessimestlc view of the welfare
of our community. The wealth of this
nation comes not from the mint,
but from the mine and soil. The fac
tories, the banks and the railroads de
pend upon us to buy their wares, to
till their cars and deposit the cash in
their vaults. Thus mighty arc the
tillers of the soil, and they have a
right to smile w hen they feel like It.
Tough on Union.
Reports from Union say the hall
game last Sunday was "nit."' Five
Innings were played among tall weeds
and beer Imttles. Weeping Water
made 2 and Union 1 score. Nehaw-
THE NEBRASKA STATE FAIR
Everything Indicates a
Exhibit This Year Than EnerT
Now that the state of Nebraska
owns the fair grounds, each ycarsouie
tbing is added in the way of a perma
nent Improvement. Last year, at an
expense of t.ViOO, a public comfort
building was erected tor women, con
taining a large ami commodious wait
ing room, also abundant toilet accom
modations with complete furnishings,
all connected with the city sewerage
system, thus Insuring pel feet sanita
tion. More thai) t ,oiki was expended
in the improvement, of the race track,
and there Is no quest ion that the stale
fair ground race t rack is among the
ery best, none better. On this track
.lay-Kye-See lowered the world's trot
ting record on a half-mile track; also
in l!Hi:i Crcceus lowered the world's
trotting record on a half-mile track,
and It is coiilldeiit ly expected that on
Tuesday, August ;io, Dan I'ateh, the
world renowned pacer, will, on this
track, lower the world's pacing record
on a half mile track, anil there will be
a multitude of people there to see him
accomplish the feat. This year addi
tional shade trees have been planted
and cement walks are being laid at
the principal crossings. It is also the
Intention to enlarge the poultry build
ing, which of late years has been
Without quest ion t he most needed
Improvement on the grounds Is a stock
judging pavllllon, where live stock of
all kinds can be judged and exhibited
and where those Interested can sit In
comfort while such stock Is on exhib
ition. Nenraskahas more than 12N,
000,(100 invested In live stock and no
liner specimens of improved breeds of
horses, cattle, swine and sheep can be
found than are exhibited at our state
fair, and It Is highly Important that a
commodious and well arranged stock
pavllllon be erected for the proper ex
hibition of such Improved breeds.
President Mellor, Secretary Furnas
and tin; board of managers are desir
ous that such a building be erected at
the earliest possible date.
REGULAR COUNCIL SESSION
Very Brief Session and Very Little Busi
ness of Importance is Transacted.
The regular meeting of the city
council Monday night was brief and
but very litt le business of an import
ant nature to the general reader was
transacted. A number of sidewalk
resolutions were adopted, and the
street commissioner was ordered to
use the large grader on avenue work.
When the sidewalk question came
up there were several "kicks" because
but little attention had been paid to
orders previously made, some property
owners treating the commissioner's
notice with silent contempt, while
others were simply awaiting action of
the council In the matter of the per
manent sidewalk ordinance.
Commissioner Cory jvas Instructed
to make out a report showing the
amount or iinnner that had been pur
chased during the previous year to be
used as an estimate for future pur
liieiauor unions or the city were
permitted the use of the streets sur
rounding Garfield park for their Labor
Day celebration on Monday, Scptem
It was decided to purchase some
regulation police buttons, to complete
the new uniforms with wreathes for
their caps. This Is as It should be.
Then our police force will be more eas
ily distinguished from "common peo
ple." Mayor Gerlng, in addressing the
council, stated that in the recent vis
It of the superintendent of construc
tion for the Nebraska Telephone com
pany, that that gentleman notified
him that the company's poles would be
removed from Main street as soon as
possible. As regards the electric light
poles Mayor tiering said that the lo
cal manager of the company had given
him no encouragement whatever. The
city attorney was Instructed to com
municate directly with the owners of
the plant, and call their attention to
the ordinance regarding this matter.
The following claims were allowed:
Water Co., material $ 3 !i."
I'latts Tel Co., phone rent 2 00
Gas Co., light (2 bills) 2 !4
Cass Co., b'rd'g prls. (2 bills)... 3too
G. Cunningham, work 1 oo
C. A. Weldey, supplies 1 oo
K. Fitzgerald, street work fl oo
S. Archer, same u 20
II. Collins, same l :,o
M. Hlatt, same (io
O. J. Smith, same 3 00
C. Hlnnlchsen, same I) 00
K. Rice, same 4 50
J. B. Fatrldgc, same 23 "0
j Combine for Pleasure.
Mrs. .1. 11. 'lams and Mrs. Louis
""v' ,'",,,,:m"''1 11 """U-r of
ineir ti leinis last Sunday in honor of
their littieth anniversaries, at the
home of I he former. There was plenty
to eat and plenty of amusements, and
in its cut ii it v, a genuine good time.
May the ladies lie to enjoy many
more such happy events
Those present to enjoy the bopilall
liesof these excellent ladles were Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Kaufman, Mr. and Mrs
Hans Seiveis, Mr. and Mrs. (i. Bum
mcisler, Mr. and Mis. II. Hot bin.iiui,
Mr. ami Mrs. II. M Soeihiichsen, Mr.
and Mrs. William Uteistein. Mr. and
Mrs. Mat Wilkius, Mr. and Mrs. Win.
vYolillorth, Mrs. Mans Tains, Mrs.
Clans Tunis, John Bock, IvtcrGoos,
Ileliiy Sanders, Thus. Sanders, Thos.
Kihn, Cast, I'll, and Charley Feter
SAID TO RE INCENDIARISM
A Young Man Now Behind Bars Charged
About one o'clock last Tuesday
morning the lire bell again sounded Its
doleful warning to the sleeping souls
that the lire-llend was again in our
midst. It was discovered before the
lire had broken out good and si rong to
lie the residence property of Mrs. Anna
Keppel, located on the hill a block
south of Main on Fift h street, between
I 'earl and Granite st reets.
About the llrst person to arrive on
the scene in response to the alarm was
Night Policeman Weldey. He found
tlie building on lire in several differ
ent places, which was sultlclent evi
dence that it was the work of an in
cendiary. The young man, Hoy KIN
ott, who has been stopping in tho
house for several days, helim interroir-
ited by Otllccr Weldey, and not.glvlng
any satisfactory replies, was Immedi
ately arrested and placed in Jail by
that oftlcer. Taper saturated with
coal oil and other material calculated
to spread llames quickly, was found In
various places about the house, hut
the night being calm and the house
tightly closed, the lack of draft caused
it to burn less readily than was evi
Klliott Is a young man about twenty-one
years old, a printer by trade,
who had been boarding with Mrs.
Keppel in Omaha. He got out of work
up there, and his landlady employed
him to come down to take care of the
property, and cut the weeds and grass
about the place. He called at the
Journal office Saturday, asked for a
Job and told us what he was doing. He
also stated t hat he was doing his own
cooking in tin; house and also sleeping
It did not take long, upon investiga
tion, for the officers to discover that
the plaster had been broken from the
partitions in several places in the dif
ferent rooms and that coal oil had
lieen poured In and that some of it had
run down the wall paper to the floor,
and an attempt hail km made to lire
the building from each of these places.
There were two empty five-gallon cans
in one room, one having contained
coal oil and the other gasoline.
A complaint was sworn outcharging
Klliott with arson, and the prelimin
ary hearing was set for Saturday.
It has the appearance of a plot to
bum the house to secure the insurance
money, and the preliminary hearing is
calculated to bring to the front some-
ining very sensational, unless a con
fession should be made by young Klli
ott before that date. The house was
insured for ifl.Ooo. hut less than V
damage was done.
Delays are Dangerous.
John Miner, a representative of the
Dean Loom Manfacturing Company,
of Harlan, Iowa.has been In the city to
Interview the commercial club with a
view of locating a factory In this city.
It Is understood that the machinery
for such an enterprise can be secured
at a moderate price. Such machinery
Is used In the manufacturing of car
pets, ruks, etc. No action was taken
in the matter on account of the ab
sence of the president.
Night Was Her Terror.
"1 would cough nearly all night
long," writes Mrs. Chas. Applegate, of
Alexandria, lnd., "and could hardly
get any sleep. 1 had consumption so
bad that if 1 walked a block I would
cough frightfully and spit blood, but,
when all other medicines failed, three
fl.00 bottles of Dr. King's New Discov
ery wholly cured me and 1 gained M
pounds." It's absolutely guaranteed
to cure Coughs, Colds, LaGrlppe, Bron
chitis and all Throat anil Lung Trou
bles. Rrlcc.Hic and f 1.00. Trial bot
tle free at F. G. Fricke & Co.'s drug
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