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    be llattemoutb Sourn
volume XXIV.
Culled, Clipped, Penciled and Prepared for
the Readers of the Journal.
Tin- upplo trot; that st anils In'slde
Tin' yomliT uirlmril null'.
Is ln'iiilhiK low tx'iu'utli h yield
I if fruit Unit's simply (treat ;
Anil us I eiwv iix)ii tlie slight,
I think nf whin Hiitl gtuttiT
Tlic women folks will w u lit it Until
Tu iiiuke wiuie upple tiulu r.
The liens are again on a strike cy's
are going up.
Soon the coal man will be letting in
his work to a rare-you-well.
Some men in this town carry their
courage around in a iint tlasli.
It'sall right to greet misfortune with
a "smile' if you have the price.
Hear that school bell, boy? Hun on,
now, and don't stop on the way!
"A re we to have an early fall?" Is
the common every-day inquiry now.
The nearer the time for cold weather,
the larger the cake of Ice left at your
Some old maids in this town are up
to date in everything except their
The year I'.hU is proving a horror;
but what could one expect of a leap year
Duty and pleasure arc no more close
ly related than a wheelbarrow and an
The hen-pecked husband is always
held upas a model by the women of tlic
There may be such a thing as love at
first sight, but love at several sights is
apt to be rare.
Too many people keep on singing "I
want to be an angel," when they ought
to be doing the fall plowing.
A man gets a lot of things he doesn't
want in this world as a woman wants
a lot of things she doesn't get.
Nebraska City has passed an ordin
ance regulating the sale of cocaine,
morphine, opium and chloral.
Some one has said that wealth docs
not beget contentment and we are
positive that poverty doesn't.
It is difficult for a man to climb to
the top of the ladder, but it is dead
easy for him to slide down again.
You can't win a crown of glory by
giving away your old straw hat after
it gets too cold to wear it yourself
Substantial brick sidewalks have
been laid on the south side of Main, be
tween Third and Fourth streets.
The small boy who furnishes the
motive power for a grindstone Isn't
easily convinced that turn about is
fair play.
We should all have a warm spot in
our hearts for the ice man. Then why
not a cold spot in the same place for
the coal man?
Men aro being taken in every day at
the shops. Matters are looking bright
er with those who have been out for
so many weeks.
Love may be blind, yet the lovelorn
youth is quick to detect his best girl
in the act of making "googoo eyes" at
the other fellow.
Girls don't worry about when they
will be old and have lost their beauty
because they think they will be mar
ried then. But how about old maids?
Tlirro'n never n day tluit dot's not wi'iir
Tho rt'tlwtlon of a brlKlilt-r morrow,
A nil never it trlul that does not bear
A lilessInK us well us a sorrow.
A new brick walk is being laid In
front of Fricke's drug store. But one
gap will then remain to complete a
good walk the entire length of the
We have known men who would la
bor for years preaching the doctrine of
elevating the world who will sit in the
shade and let their poor wives carry in
the wood and water to get them a bite
to cat.
Did you ever notice that the man
who Is the slowest in paying his own
debts is always on hand to the dot to
get what is coming to him. He Is
not a believer In the kind of reciprocity
that takes what Is due him to pay
what Is due from him to the other
The other evening while standing on
the corner of Main and Fifth street
talking to a young gentleman, a young
lady handsomely attired and puttlngon
such airs as to make a stranger believe
she wasamllllonalre's daughter. The
young man, calling our attention to
her mancuvcrs,sald: "There goes one of
the slouchlest girls around herhomo In
this town from her present appear
ance you wouldn't believe It, would
you?" But he convinced us. The good
Lord deliver a young man from mar
rying a young lady who goes slouchy
about her own home-she will make a
slouchy wife. But the contrast from
homo attire to street attlre-why so
great? Is it to deceive? Girls, keep
yourselves tidy around home.
Rules for Rural Mail Boxes.
By a recent ruling of the postoffice
department, more than one family
may now use the same mail box on a
rural delivery route. All rural route
boxes must be equipped with signals
to Indicate whether or not there is
mail in them. Heretofare only one
family could use a rural route box, and
it was not necessary to place signals
on the boxes.
The Family of F. M. Massle Thrown From
Wagon and Two Seriously Injured
About half past seven o'clock last
Sunday evening F. M. Massie, wifeand
children started from homo to attend
meeting at Otterbeln church. The
roads seemed to be a little rough in
places, and they proceeded to within a
half mile of the church, when one side
of the vehicle went down Into a deep
rut, throwing out Mrs. Massle, their
little daughter, Georgia, and the little
The accident occurred within a half
mile of the church, and parties went
to the aid of the mother and little
daughter when it was discovered that
they were badly injured. Dr. Gilmore,
of Murray, was immediately summon
ed and upon examination it was dis
covered that Mrs. Massie's collar bone
was broken and one of little Georgia's
lower limb's fractured. While the
accident of course is deeply regretted
by the friends of the family, it is very
fortunate that it was no worse.
At last account M rs.Massie and Geor
gia were getting along as well as could
be expected under the circumstances,
Under the cllicient cue of Dr. Gilmore
the Journal hopes that Mrs. Massie
and her little daughter will hastily re
The Opening of the Schools
The schools of Cass county are all
now in operation again, l'revioiis to
the opening day, Superintendent
Wortman communicated with both
teachers and directors, calling atten
tion to several minor matters con
nected with the successful running of
schools. He laid before the teachers
the plan of the Heading Circle work
all are expected to do. This was also
communicated to the directors, with
the assertion that it was as necessary
for a teacher to do these things and
aim to be progressive, as it was for a
lawyer, minister or doctor to attend
meetings of his profession.
The superintendent takes the stand
that a dictionary and globe should be
in every school house. He Intimates
that the idea that these things cost
money should have no weight, by
stating that those districts which arc
trying to economize should have them
at any cost, even if so to do would ne
cessitate the cutting short by a few
weeks or a month the length of the
term. A teacher without these esse a
tial tools with which to do work is
handicapped to the extent that more
progress can come with them even
with less school. He writes: "By all
means I recommend that you have
them even if to do so means one-half
month less school." Incidentally he
states that there are seventeen schools
In the county without any kind of a
Mr. Wortman suggests that school
board members attend the local teach
ers' meetings whenever they can, and
extends a standing invitation for them
to do so.
Speaking on the point of teachers
doing Beading Circle work, Superiu
tendent Wortman concludes in his
letter to the boards: "Every teacher
in the county should attend these
associations. Lawyers have their
meetings, ministers have their meet
ings, physicians have their meetings,
and so on. Ten times more import
ant than any of these is it that those
who labor In the school room with the
child mind also have their meetings.
So Impressed am I with the necessity
of this work lor teachers that 1 uni
formly refuse to endorse any grades of
a teacher's last cert I Heat e if she h;;s
not put forth an effort the previous
year to perform this needful duty. On
the other hand, it is my custom to en
dorse good certificates in their entire
ty when the holders thereof have
made commendable efforts Ir this
It is announced that there will he
four sectional meeting and two gener
al or county meetings during the
school year.
Injured at Soath Omaha.
William Mendenhall of I'lattsmouth
while at work on a bridge at South
Omaha last Monday, had the misfor
tune to fall a distance of forty feet, In
flicting a painful fracture of one of
the ankle bones. One hip was also
quite seriously Injured. He was
brought to his home the same day.
The Principal Feature of the Day Was the
Address of A. H. Floaten of Colorado.
Labor Day was mast appropriately
observed by the laboring men of this
city. While the exercises were not so
extensive as last year, yet iiiite a good
ly number of the people from the city
and surrounding country attended.
The celebration was held in Mapes'
grove, where the day was well spent
many taking their dinner on the
ground. The I!. M. band furnished
the music fur the occasion.
In the afternoon Mr. A. II. Floaten,
of I'oloriido.delivereil the principal ad
dress. In a very neat little speech,
Chas. Martin, of this city Introduced
the orator of the day. The Introduction
was so appropriately and effectively
done as to receive the plaudits of the
assembly. Mr. Floaten is a very pleas
ing speaker, and after some explana
nation as to the principlesof socialism,
the speaker told of the trouble exist
ing in Colorado, and the hardships he
and others went through when de
ported from their homes. Mr. Floaten
was manager of the Peoples' Supply
Company, which was the depository of
the funds and stores of the Western
Federation of Miners. Among the
many things he told was the following:
"I was dragged from my home about
11 o'clock. 1 was dragged away from
my family, half clothed, and was com
pelled to spend the night in the Bull
I'en thinly clad. The mob broke down
my door and rushed to my bed room and
drove my wife out of lied and then
came down stairs to find me.
"I asked the mob to let me put on
my shoes, and the only answer I got
was a blow with a revolver butt, which
felled me to the lloor.
"They dragged me out. My wife
came with my shoes and 1 asked again
to put them on. I was told that I
would soon be iu a place where shoes
would go up in smoke. The mob
herded sixty-four of us in front of the
city hall until we were put on a special
train. A special agent of the railroad
had charge of the train.
"We were put off at Bidgcway,
w here there Is only a water tank, and
had to walk twelve miles across the
country to Ouray. 1 walked in my
bare feet."
Mr. Floaten told a most pitiable
story, and from what has been allowed
to appear in the papers, no one seems
to think that he enlarged upon the
subject. He told of the various deeds
of violence inflected upon the miners,
w hich was enough to curdle the blood
in a man's veins who had a spark of
feeling for humanity. Deportation In
free America! Shades of George Wash
ington and Abraham Lincoln!
Mr. J loaten's address was well re
ceived by all who lieaid It.
The day was all that could be de
sired for an occasion of this kind. In
the afternoon most of the business
houses were closed and their clerks
given an opportunity to attend the
Three games of base ball were play
ed during the day. The first game
which was called alx)Ut 11 o'clock was
between what is termed the Originals
of this city, and the Cedar Creek team,
w hich resulted in a score of U to 12 in
favor of Cedar Creek. The second
contest was between the Omaha and
I'lattsmouth cigar makers, the latter
coming out victors by a score or 11 to 2.
The last game was played by the Ori
ginals and the High school team,
the latter winning out by a score of
11 toll.
Thus passed Labor Day 1()4, In
A New Swindle.
Look out for this graft. It's a new
one and is being worked In various
sections of the country. A stranger
approaches a farmer and oilers to sell
1 ii in a water tank which he guarantees
will prevent water from freezing In
zero weather. Failing to make a sale
he induces the farmer to act as sales
man and has him sign a contract for
(ne to be used as a sample, as Mr.
Stranger is very desirous to place one
tank iu each precinct. A few weeks
iter, a couple of accomplices come
along with the contract transform "'
into a note and demand payment. G
all strangers the marble hand auu
trade with the home merchants.
Captured Two Premiums.
Mrs. J. I). McBrido of this city Is
known as an excellent hand in fancy
work, but when she sent a counle of
articles to the state fair she didn't do
so with the expectation of capturing
a prize among so many articles of like
character that would boon exhibition.
But she was awarded first prize on
both handkerchief and lunch cloth.
Of course Mrs. Mc Bride feels some
what rewarded for her trouble as well
as a little pride In the fact that she
captured both first premiums.
Harmer Monument Cost $1750.
One of the largest monuments ever
gotten out by u firm In Western Iowa
was shipped this week by the Moore
Monumental Co. It will be set up in
the Tabor cemetery and is in memory
of Barton Harmer, a wealthy hichelor
who recently died near Flat tsmout h
and who was a brother of A. J. Har
mer living south of Glenwood. It Is
of Barre granite, beautifully polished
and artistic in design. It is lot feet
high above the base and weighs nearly pounds. It cost the good round
sum (f $17."o. - GltMiwnnd (Iowa) Opinion.
Daring Deeds Most Deftly Done in the Big
Barnum & Bailey Shows.
A large number of excursion parties
have already Wen arranged for the pur
pose of visiting the famous Barnum
Bailey Greatest Show on Farth when
It exhibits In Omaha, Monday, Sept.
12th. All transportation lines give
cheap excursions rates to the big show
and thousands of people in this vicinity
will take advantage-of the opportunity
to see this colossal modern exhibition.
The Barnum & Bailey Show was not
only the original combined circus, me
nagerie and hlppadroiue, but it has
kept so far ahead of all other shows
on these distinct lines that it Is be
yond the range of all rivalry or com
parison. In New York City, where
the great show opened a live weeks'
season in March, and where It played
to record-breaking business, press and
public vied in praising the perform
ance. Bishop 1 'otter voiced the senti
ment of the public of the lirst perform
ance by declaring: "It Is the best cir
cus I ever saw." That this praise was
sincere and just Is proved by the novel
and unique characterof thcexhibitlon.
From the time the doorsopen and Carl
Clair's splendid military band begins
its grand preliminary concert, until
the the final thrilling chariot race in
the hippodrome contests, there is
something interesting to sec-something
to wonder at and to carry away
as a pleasant memory to discuss for
days and days afterward. First there
is the splendid zoological collection of
rare and valuable wild animals, which
forms a vestibule into the main exhi
bition tent. Thirty elephants, a herd
of four almost pricelessgiraffes, twenty
camels and dromedaries, and over fifty
cages of other wild beasts form a dis
play both Interesting and of a distinct
educational value. In the hippodrome
pavlllion, where seats arc provided for
nearly lf,ooo spectators, there Is a
triple-ring circus performance so new,
so novel, so sensationally attractive in
its varied features as to dwarf any
thing In the arenic line ever before
offered the American public. Tho
program opens with a gorgeous repro
duction of the great Dunbar at Delhi,
presented upon a most unprecedented
scale of magnitude and grandeur. Fol
lowing this scene of Oriental life and
color 300 aeriallsts, acrobats and other
specialists Introduce scores of sensa
tlonal feats of skill and daring. This
part of the program Is brought to a lit
ing climax by the almost incredible
feats of Yolo, the Yolltant, who loops
the aerial arch on a bicycle, and of
Ancillottl, who performs the latest
and greatest of all bicycle actsty turn
ing a somersault on a wheel In a great
loop with an open gap. A scries of
exhllcrating hippodrome races con
eludes the performance. The gorgeous
free parade which Inaugurates circus
day will take place on the morning of
the opening exhibition.
"He's a Jolly Good Fellow."
The above headline Is the caption to
a song that is very popular now and
generally continues so from the time
the campaigns open until they close,
when it is consigned to the junk-pllc
with a lot of frayed out politicians.
Just now most editors arc "Jolly Good
Fellows" and the candidates sing him
to sleep at night and sing him awake
In the early morning with "He's a
Jolly Good Fellow." But they omit
he refrain, which Is something like
Is: "To rake our chestnuts out of
the fire." Our personal experience
along this line Is no doubt the expe
rience of country editors everywhere.
We have raked political chestnuts out
of the fire by tho bushel and tho first
men to tramp on our toes were the
fellows who got most of the roasted
chestnuts. The trees will soon again
Ijo loaded down with chestnuts and
without doubt we'll be expected to go
out with a long polo and knock the
nuts off and put them In the pockets of
the candidates. That means nuts for
the candidates and the marble heart
for the editor. We are not complain
ing merely reciting a little comedy.
C. W. Sherman Writes Amother Interest
ing Letter to His Old Friend,
Conrad Schlater.
Homkstkui, near Dairy, (
Ore., Aug. ;io, 1mi.
My Dkui Fkii:ni Si iii.a i i:h: It
has been a number of months since I
last wrote you, and Iu the meantime I
have to acknowledge the receipt of
numerous newspapers at your hands
all of which were highly appreciated.
Several things have occurred since
then notably t lie democrat n- conven
tion at St. Louis, the nomination of
Barker for president and the elimina
tion of the silver issue from polities.
And another thing of unieli import
took place: While his opponents
thought by wiping out the silver
iUestion to wipe his name oil' the pol
itical blackboard, the result was that
Win. .1. Bryan came out of the contest
a larger figure and more dist inct ly a
leader than he was before. Beside
him the other prominent men In that
convention were pigmies. Who, save
him, can be pointed to as having ac
complished anything worthy of men
tion':' Daniel, of Yirginla, ami John
Sharp Williams, mayhap won a trifle
of distinct ion by abusing Bryan, but
they were Hum. nly men whose names
appear above the horizon. Hill's in
fluence was absolutely nit; and Bailey,
whom the press bad set down to an
swer and crush Bryan, was not, heard
from. In the face of an overwhelm
ing majority, Mr. Bryan practically
made the platform. While others
could not be heard, he alone could
sway the vast throng as with a magic
wand. And why? Because he spoke
from the heart; he knew what to say
and how to say It, because he spoke
from the impulse or righteous think
ing. His words bad power because he
spoke the truth. In the largest sense
his triumph was a realization or that
old saying: "Thrice armed Is he whose
cause Is just." A clear head and a
true heart; these are the factors that
have made Bryan great and the
world has not his eipial today, It her
in statesmanship or oratory. And you
and I, who have stood by him from
his humble beginning, can glory In his
In this out-of-the-way region, where
the smoke or whistle of a railway en
gine has never disturbed the atmos
phere, the word politics is seldom ut
tered, and except when one reads a
newspaper, the fact that a presidential
election is pending, is never thought
of. Bepubllcans are content to say
nothing, and democrats are indiffer
ent for two reasons: If Barker and
Davis are elected tliey will be happy
at their party's success; while if
Booscvclt should win, they confidently
expect that a period of depression and
hard times will come, and thus break
down the illusion upon which that
party banks-that a republican tri
umph always brings prosperity; and
when that assertion Is proven false, it
will pave the way to permanent suc
cess for the democracy. Democrats
remember that hard times were com
ing on In ".12 when Cleveland won, and
If Harrison had been elected the crash
would have come Just the same, but
the republicans are able to make the
country beliuvc that it was democratic
success which brought on the hard
times -and they have Wen in power
ever since. So you may say there Is
no campaign on in eastern Oregon.
Now as to affairs material: Harvest
is nearly ended, and a most bountiful
harvest it has been. Wheat, rye, bar
ley, oats- all have turned out splendidly-far
better than was expected,
and farmers arc happy. Here most of
the rye is cut while the stalk is green
and is used for hay, called grain hay.
So there Is an abundance of w inter
feed ahead. Wheat Is turning out
twenty to forty-live bushels to the
acre, w ith plump, heavy grains. Oats
will weigh 40 pounds to the bushel.
The rye crop was' the biggest and best
ever raised here, so farmers say, and
some w ill soon cut their second crop
off the same tleld this summer. There
Is a peculiarity about the rye crop
that I never heard of elsewhere, and
that Is that most of the rye raised was
a volunteer crop from last year's seed
ing, and In nearly every case was a
Wttcr crop than that raised a year
ago. And that Is not an unusual
thing, cither; but many men depend
upon raising two or three crops from
one sowing. Indeed, a most reliable
farmer Informed mo that about the
Wst crop he ever raised was the fourth
crop from one sowing "on that field
out there," said lie, pointing It out.
I am told that several cases of this
kind have accurrcd In this valley. My
nephew, who owns a ranch two miles
from here, harvested some "0 tons of
rye hay from 60 acres, all volunteer
grain, and he sold It In the stack for
7 a ton. Is it any wonder that men
say "this Is the easiest country to
make a living in I ever saw"?
But the era or elieap lands here Is
evidently about at an end; b.r I'ncle
Sam has this summer sent his engi
neers Into Ibis region and plans have
been made or arc in progress for Irri
gating all the tillahle laud in all these
valleys including Langel valley, I'ne
valley, Alkali valley, Swan Lake val
ley, and K 1 1 valley ami basin.
and embracing, all told, some :I2o,iiiio
acres. By damnum; Cleat lake and
Horsefly valley Hie soiuecs of Lost,
river and using Hie wateis I hereof
lor irrigating the aile.s above men-
I. they expect to 1 1 1 - up he
ters or Fale lake ami make I he laud
Ihereiif tillable. By deepening the
channel of Klamath river at the head
of the gorge, below Ken,, s,,ie twelve
feel, I hey expect to dry up the waters
of Lower Klamath lake (s nap of
Oregon) and make tillable the land It
now covers. I 'art of the land em
braced hi Ibis scheme Is In California,
so It, Is an Interstate a flair. Associa
tions known as water users are now
forming Iu Hie various localities, coin
posed of laud owners who are to be
come the beueliciaries of the irriga
tion projects, under the auspices of
the government.. I expect, to become.
a member of this association, as all of
my claim will be "under the ditch."
The government makes one si range
hut benelleieiit rcgulu! inn; Nobody
can own ami irrigate re than loo
acres. If he has more he must sell It,
The purpose of this is to Insure the
benefits to as large a number of resi
dents as possible. And If a man Is too
poor to pay for the irrigation or all his
laud, he can sell a part or borrow the
money on It, to do it w it h, or the gov
ernment will wail on him for a term
of years. These are some of t be regu
lations. What, the cost will be Is as
yet an unknown factor, but after t hire
years the users are to pay annually for
ten years, and will then have a per
petual water right.
I have no doubt that the Irrigation
system will make this region a garden
spot, and with the pasturage of the
adjacent mountain ranges for I he sum
mers t his will become an ideal cattle
raising country. Cat tie on the range
are now fat enough for beef, and soon
their owners will be rounding them
up and taking them to market. Wit h
alfalfa hay to winter them on a second
lot could Im t urned otr In tin siuing.
or whenever suitable to sell at the
best prices. Sol think there is a line
future for this count ry.
Now farm lands can be had here for
.' to th( an acre. The price will be
more than double that next year. I
shall hold my claim, and make a home
With kindest regards to all my old
friends, not forgett ing yourself, 1 re
main your humble friend, W. Nii kk m a n, sk.
N. B. I somehow missed getting
the Journal containing my last letter,
and I presume It Is too late now. till
Mr. Bates to send me the paper. I
should think he could afford to do that
at half price-as a tribute to Itsfound
er. Much obliged for the Mills Co.
Tribune. I am a siiliscrlber to tho
Commoner, so I see that weekly a
week after Its publication. Hope that
when this reaches you Frank Morgan
will Ix; convalescent. He is too gi od a
a man for the community to lose now.
Yours truly, C. W. N., sit.
We ask your pardon, Bro. Shei man.
It was simply an oversight on our part
in not sending you the Journal regu
larly. We feel like the Immortal J.
N. Free, in paying his hotel bin. The
landlord Invariably threw olio hair,
while J. N. threw off the other half,
making it even. Now you prop.,' iu
pay only half rale for the and
wo w ill throw off the other balf.u aking
the full rate paid for. So Iook oik for
It regularly. Kd. Jm iinal.
Mortgage Record for August.
Follow ing Is the record of hum g.iges
filed and released durng tin- u.o in of
Filed !.V.o
Beleased 122
Filed... ...H2
Beleased .1 1
Seven farm Instruments i
and seventeen released; eh o
mortgages were filed and
An Old Citizen Passes
1. E. Knapp died Siinda
Sept. 4, liK'l. at his home
south of this city, at the ag
eight years. The deceased
suffering for some lime win , n I
trouble The remains were i nkei to
Macedonia, Iowa, Tuesday, for inur
mcnt. He was a good citizen mid imi
excellent neighbor,