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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 15, 1904)
ULATTSMOUT1I, NKllIiASKA, TNUWSDAV, SKUTKM HKIM.I, VMM.
TART CURB-STONE JOSHINGS
Culled, Clipped, Penciled and Prepared for
the Readers of the Journal.
-l think of ymrs tlmt fervvrr hiive IU1,
of folllt'. hy otlirrs forgot;
Of Joy h Hint Intve vnnlslii'ilnml liM'ilritil.
And of f rleuiUlilps tlmt were uml are not."
The oyster and the school boy started
In about even this fall.
A slight frost Tuesday night, but no
serious damage resulted.
The sexson when the card clubs
shullle about is close at hand.
The quickest way to enumerate your
friends is to count your dollars.
The bakers were almost as quick to
catcli on as the butchers were.
Haste is said to make waste, yet
there are few hustlers in almshouses.
The hay fever victims will have to
put in full time from now until frost.
If you are a knocker by nature be
charitable enough to pad your liammcr.
Some real estate men make a special
ty of transforming molehills Into moun
tains. Hell is paved with Rood intentions
and there is a grade crossing at every
Marriage Is certainly a failure when
a man marries a sealskin woman on a
This month will about end the base
ball season. Then for glory and gore
on the gridiron.
Money would be no object in this
world if a man could get credit for his
Don't expect to meet w ith success;
you must get a hustle on yourself and
try to overtake it.
Some men's idea of a dutiful wife is
one that Is satisfied with the gizzard or
wing of the chicken.
After a woman has managed to se
cure a position in society she Imagines
she doesn't need it.
The corn yield is not going to be pow
erful, but the quality promises to be
better than last year,
Farmer (lomlslll's Kt-tllnif deuf.
And when lie hears you sny :
"How is your sncezliK; ttettlni,'. IteuV"
Hun always answers: "Hay!"
You needn't expect the world to give
you much of a show unless you are pre
pared to pay the price of admission.
The Lincoln preacher w ho threatens
to strike unless his salary is reduced,
evidently does not belong to the union.
Of course i t was some vi negar-visaged
old bachelor who said that all women
were eligible for membership in the
We often hear of a young man who
is said to have a bright future before
hi m-just as If he could possibly have
It anywhere else.
Hastings is rejoicing over the arrival
of a two-pound girl. That is not much
to rejoice over, but then some towns
are easily made happy.
Whichever of two suitors a girl may
chooses, when she has chosen, both
thereafter seem to be doing all they
can to make her regret her choice.
In .St. Louis they charge fourteen
dollars for a hair cut, a shave and a
shampoo. In Omaha you can get your
entire appendix removed for that sum.
The season Is now open for ducks
and geese, and the amateur sportsmen
in this vicinity are beginning to look
after the condition of their lire-arms.
- It Is claimed that the soil in Cass
county is so ricli that some of the
young ladies refuse to walk ovar fresh
plowed ground for fear it will make
their feet grow.
One of "Poor Richard's" sayings is
something like this: "Then plow deep
while sluggardssleepandyou will have
corn to sell and keep." That saying is
exemplified to a considerable extent
this year in a majority of the corn
ilcldsof Cass county.
Tw o young ladies in this town set
out to win the same man and each en
tered the game upon a different plan.
One put on line garments to dazzle the
eye, and the other for him baked an
old-fashioned peach pie. The swell
did nothing but giggle and talk, the
baker did nothing but won in a walk.
We feel sorry for the man who does
not read his home paper. He Is no
better than a man without a country.
He is like a homeless cow that has no
regular pasture, but grazes promiscu
ously on wecdsand thistle. No matter
what other papers lie may read, the
straight forward citizen always insists
in having his home paper.
Quite a number of riattsmouth peo
ple went to Omaha Monday to see the
Ilarnum & Bailey show, and so well
pleased wcro they that they returned
I'vo Ih'Oii to see the elephants.
The monkeys mid irlrnllrs.
I've iM'en to see the durned old climns.
An' IihiI u heart v luutdi:
I took the whole Illumed outfit III.
Krotn lilit shotr clean on down,
I will admit I'm reckless wIn-ii
A great big show coutu arouu'.
How Do You Like It?
The total valuation of all Cass coun
ty property last year was fl,'.o:U22 3t,
and the levy for state and county pur
poses was $2.4.1 on each $100.00 valua
tion, which produced a tax of $120,
llll.SS. The valuation of the same
property for this year (KkH) ls7,4.sl,
437. sti, and the levy for state and coun
ty taxes is sfl.NOl, which will produce a
tax of tl:U,2.!tU0, or $14, 10,1.02 in excess
of last year on state and county alone,
which does not include school tax, bond
tax or special taxes.
BRIGHTER DAYS ARE AHEAD
Every Indication Points in that Much De
That there is yet a bright future for
riattsmouth, the Journal has never
lost faith. During the past spring and
summer, many substantial Improve
ments have been made in the city,
such as new residences put up, others
repaired, business blocks renovated
and re-arranged generally, property
changed hands, and a general wide
awake move on everybody. The Wat
erman block recently sold for $12,000
to a gentleman who has the will and
the means to make many improve
ments thereabouts. Residence pro
perty is changing hands almost daily
at good round ligures that will come
up with prices for such property In
other cities of similar size in the state
of Nebraska. Farm lands in close
proximity to the city sold at all the way
from $sr.00 to $100.00 per acre. Last
week the old fair grounds property,
south of the city, containing twenty
live acres, was sold to C.eorge Ilrlnk
low for $2,500. Several costly residences
arc now under contract, and will per
haps be ready for occupancy before
real cold weather is upon us. Take it
all in all, when you come to traverse
over riattsmouth you w ill find the old
town is holding its own amazingly
well. In fact the Journafhelieves
that double the amount of money has
been expended in the way of building
and other improvements that has been
invested in any season for several
Evidently riattsmouth has been no
place for the "sluggard sleep" the past
season. The railroad shops are em
ploying new men daily, and we arc in
formed that one department could
find employment for nearly one hun
dred men. We never saw a railroad
town but what had its ups and downs
to a certain extent men turned off
for a few months but as long as the
shops remain in the town this will
prove only temporary.
The business men are more In har
mony with each other in acting for
the welfare of the city than they have
been for years, and as long as they
"pull together" we may look for
riattsmouth to go right onward and
upward in the good work. Keep your
shoulder to the wheel of progress and
the old town will soon be numbered
with the thrifty of the thriftiest.
Too Careless. ,
Wednesday, some fellow in an auto
mobile, going toward Lincoln, rode up
behind Mrs. Ed Hartsook's buggy and
her horse became frightened and ran
away, throwing her to the ground,
where she lay unable to get up for
nearly an hour. The chalTcur passed
on without so much as stopping to see
if she was injured or killed. The
horse went home with the buggy and
Mr. Hartsook went In search of his
wife, whom he found lying beside the
road. A shot gun loaded with buck
shot is the proper medicine for such
unprincipled fellows as the one who
caused this accident. Greenwood En
terprise. Welsh Bound Over.
John E. Welsh, the young fellow who
was arrested on account of picking the
pocket of William Leller of Kim wood,
while on a train going to the state fair,
a full account of which appeared in the
Journal of last week, was given his pre
liminary hearing last Tuesday before
Judge Archer, and while the evidence
against the prisoner seemed of a cir
cumstantial nature, the J udge thought
they were sufficient to bind Welsh over
to the district court, which lie did In
in the sum of $.100. In default of which
lie was remanded back to jail.
AH-Sar-Ben Carnival, Omaha.
Ten big days' merry-making. Opens
September 2S and keeps it up until
Octobers. The Knights of Ak-Sar-I!en
never do things by halves. This
year will be one continual surprise.
The street parade has never been
equalled. The carnival is only second
to St. Louis. Twenty splendid shows
on the I'lke direct from St. Louis
Fair. A free show every :irt minutes
Including Looping the Cap. Low
rates on all railroads.
MYNARD ELEVATOR BURNED
The Jones Grain Company Lose Their
Elevator at Mynard.
Het ween one and two o'clock last
Saturday morning the elevator at My
nard, the first station south or this
city on the M. 1 railroad, was discov
ered to lie on fire, but at the time of
the discovery the fire had gained such
headway that it was an utter Impossi
bility to savo the building or any of
The contents consisted of l,iHi
bushels of wheat. There was a car of
wheat at the chute where it had been
loaded but not billed out. This car
and contents were also burned. The
company have full Insurance on the
grain, while the elevator, we under
stand, was only partially insured.
The elevator was being cleaned out
preparatory to having some repairs
made, and the general supposition Is
that the building icaught from sparks
from a passing engine.
A lot of lumber on a car near the
elevator, intended for repairs on the
building, was destroyed, and W. C.
Gillespie's grain olllce came very near
following the elevator, but by hard
work it was saved with some little
The elevator was formerly owned by
C. I'.engen, who sold It about one year
ago to the Jones Gn...i company, of
Nebraska City, for $ii,ooo.
The- Journal is reliably informed
that the company contemplate re
building right away.
Loses Another Daughter.
Our old German friend, J. II. Tarns,
living two miles south of the city lias
had another daughter captured in the
matrimonial noose and carried away
from his home. On Wednesday, Sep
tember 7th, 1004, Miss Mary Tains and
Mr. Fred Itezner were united In mar
riage at the home of the bride's par
ents, Rev. liarkman of this city olliclat
Ing. Quite a number of relatives and
friends witnessed the ceremony.
Among those In attendance from a dis
tance were Miss Slna Rezner, a sister
of the groom, of Kirksville, Illinois,
and Misses Mary and Emma Crapen
geiser, of Omaha. The bride is a most
excellent young lady, who will prove a
most worthy companion of the groom,
who also bears the reputation of a most
excellent young man. The happy
couple, after a short wedding trip,
went to Omaha, where they will make
their future home, where the groom
has secured a very lucrative position.
The Journal joins their many friends
in wishing them happiness and pros
perity through life.
Arrested and Discharged.
Shcri IT Lawrence last Friday eve
ning arrested a man on the street on
suspicion of being implicated in the
stealing of a team of horses in Cass
county. The man gave the name of
Harry Thomson and said lie was from
Fremont. Shcri IT Lawrence placed
the fellow In jail and notified the sher
iff of Cass county. Sheriir McRrlde of
Cass county came here Saturday after
noon to look at the suspected man. A
brother-in-law of the man whose team
was stolen was also here and looked at
him. He said that Thompson was not
the man who is suspected of stealing
the team, and the sheriff did not take
him back to Cass county. .SherilT
Lawrence discharged the fellow from
custody Monday morning, and lie left
town at once. Auburn Herald.
Continued Her Journey.
Last Friday evening a special train
conveying Mrs. Klsic Scott from Lin
coln to Pacific Junction to catch a
south bound K. C. train, was stopped
hcrc.the lady becoming.as she thought,
too ill to travel farther. She stepped
from the car and asked for a physician,
and Ir. Livingston was summoned as
quickly as possible. Mrs. Scott Is
alllicted with heart trouble, and on
the night previous she had by mistake
taken an overdose of morphine. A
physician of Lincoln had succeeded In
removing the drug from her stomach,
and pronounced her well enough to
make the Journey. Soon after depart
ing from the capital city she was taken
very ill, and fearing the worst sought
medical aid here. Her condition was
not found so serious, and after remain
ing in tills city over night continued
her tripSaturday morning. Mrs.Scott
was accompanied by her daughter.
A Good Decision.
A new point of law lias Just been
raised by a decision rendered at Guth
rie Centre, Iowa, by Judge Gamble, to
the effect that In case of loss by lire,
the agent who wrote the policy Is re
sponsible if the company falls to pay
the loss. Agents will hereafter be a
little more careful about what com
pany they lil rc to for service In the In
Corn Crop and the Printer.
This is about the season of the year
when the pompous and over enthusi
astic Individual will select the tallest
stalk of corn from bis field, with three
ears attached to It and then hie him
self away to some printing olllce and
relate how he has 120 acres of Just
such corn, that will "average three or
four storks to the hill." This Is won
derful, and the average farmer knows
how truthful this statement is and
how much of it to believe, but crop
reporters do not and the whole Is her
alded to the markets to bear on the
prices. Corn and other possessions
often look laigerand greater In their
owner's eyes than they do in the eyes
Of ol hers.
THE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
A DutyEvery Parent Owe? to His Boys
Tue fall, term of school began one
week ago last Tuesday with a most ex
cellent attendance. The first week Is
mostly ta';en up in arranging and re
arranging for the comfort of both
teacher and 'scholar, and now that
this has all been accomplished the
work proper set In last Monday in
proper style, it Is always best to start
the boy or girl promptly, but if It Is
impossible to start them the lirstweck
or first month start them the second,
but by all means when they do begin
have them attend regularly. In many
instances an education Is all that par
ents can hope to leave their children
and they should see that no oppor
tunity Is lost that this education may
be the best possible. It Is a sad com
mentary on our school system that of
the hundreds that are in the primary
classes only a few graduate, and these
are nearly alll girls. For this t lie par
ents are nearly entirely responsible.
In some instances the boy has to quit
before he finishes the course in order
to support the family, but all during
the school term boys are sitting on
the streets in idleness who should be
attending school. The greatest enemy
to the jail and the police court Is the
public school school, and while ideas
and sentiments of sobriety, honesty
arid industry are being inculcated
there Is little room for the growth of
idleness and vice.
Let the parents work in hearty ac
cord with the school board and teach
ers and our school, already one of the
best, wi'l become a greater power for
good In our community.
The Raging Missouri.
Rob Rurdettc once gave ids views of
the Missouri river In the following
"The dust blows out of the Missouri
river. It Is the only river in the world
where the dust blows in great columns
out of the river bed. The catfish come
up to the surface and sneeze. The
Missouri is composed of six parts sand
and mud and four parts water. When
the wind blows it dries up the surface
of the rlvcrand blows itaway Inclouds
of dust. It Is just dreadful. The nat
ural color of the water is seal brown,
but when it rains for twoor three days
and the river gets pretty wet, It
changes to a dark Iron gray. A long
rain will make the river so thin that
it can easily be poured from one vessel
to another, like a cocktail. When it
is ordinarily dry, however It has to be
stirred with a stick before you can
pour it out of anything. It lias acur:
rent of twenty miles an hour, and the
largest acreage of sandbars to the
square Inch that ever was planted.
Steamboats run on the Missouri river.
So do newspaper correspondents. Hut
if the river Is not fair to look upon, it
has some of the grandest country on
either side of It that the sun ever
shone on. How such a river overcame
to run through such a paradise Is more
than 1 can understand."
Mrs. J. Denson
212 South Kith, Omaha, Neb. Fall
coats for children, handsomest we've
over shown. They come In Russian
blouse and other pretty styles. Sizes,
( months to 8 years: colors, brown,
navy blue, tan, white, etc; fabrics,
corduroy, zllicline, velvet, bear skin,
crushed velvet, etc. Step In and see
them. We've also a handsome line of
bonnets to match.
Do Not Be Imposed Upon.
Foley & Co., Chicago, originated
Honey and Tar as a throat and lung
remedy, and on account of the great
merit and popularity of Foley's Honey
and Tar many Imitations arc offered
for the genuine. Ask for Foley's
Honey and Tar and refuse any substi
tute offered, as no other preparation
will give the same satisfaction. His
mildly laxative. It contains no opiates
and Is safest for children and delicate
persons. F. 0. Frlcke & Co.
Tried to Drown Himself.
The last Issue or the Ashland Ga
zette gives an account of a stranger at
tempting suicide by leaping Into Salt
Creek. While walking along the
creek hank with his hand over biseves
In u dazed sort of way, lie tumbled
down the bank Into the water. The
steel gang of the I!. M. construction
department was near by and Tom
honahue went to the man's icseue
ami .succeeded In pulling hlin cut, ,,f
the water. The man was for a few
moments a raving maniac, and fought
with the desperation ,i' a tiger. It
look four men to overpower anil hand
full' him. Ollleers Kkgerst alT and
Parks and Amos I'.rlcker and others
took the man in charge, and with con
siderable dillleulty lauded liim In the
At first, he was entirely mute and
would only answer questions with in
articulate .sounds, but in the course of
a few minutes lie gave his name as
lieachly Iturthouser, and said that he
had been working for August Thlm
gan, near South ,'lend - He was pro
vided with dry clothing and finally
ale some dinner. The county shcri IT
was called by telephone and look the
man to Wahoo where he was exam
ined by the Insanity board, adjudged
insane ami taken by the sheriff to Lin
coln Saturday and placed in the asy
lum. The man was a German and said
that he hail been in this country only
about a year. He could talk but very
little English. He claimed be had a
brother, a farmer, living near Mnaha.
At Wahoo he gave his name ss August
lieachly. He was dark eomplexioned,
full faced and of rather compact build.
He had a moustache ami wore a dirty
suit consist log of blouse and overalls,
and was about five feet tall.
Petition for Removal of Case.
A petition has been tiled in the dis
trict, court, asking the removal of the
case wherein Edward Mrantner is
plaintiff and the C. II. g. R. It. Is de
fendant, from the district court of
Cass county to I he K. S. (list rlct court
fm Nebraska. This is a mat ter where
in tin; plaintilT seeks to recover dam
ages to the amount of $:s.Yooo for In
juries received in an accident at Paci
fic Junction several months since,
while In the performance of his duty
as switchman for said company. The
particulars of which are sf 111 fresh in
the minds or the readers of the Jour
nal. A RocH-Ribbed Democrat.
Our good democratic friend, W. M.
Moore, of Murdock, was a county seat
visitor Saturday, and, as Is his custom
"showed up" at the Journal olllce for
a few moments-long enough to make
the edlto better olf by several dollars.
Mr. Moore Is one of those dyed-ln-the-wool
democrats wlum it Is always a
pleasure to meet. Ills friends are
anxious for him to run for county
commissioner, but Milt says he can't
spare the time to monkey with the
commissioner's olllce even If nomi
nated and elected. There is no doubt
but that he would make an excellent
We several times had occasion to
warn our readers from buying shares
In gold mines, it being proven by sta
tistics that '.' per cent of all such en
terprises are failures, liesldes this
many of them are not based on honesty
which is necessary for every business.
An example of a wonderful success In
business is Triner's American Klixlr
of Hitter Wine. Its base is honest,
pure grape-wine, the brst California
produces, and its ingredients are se
lected herbs, the best money can buy.
I ts enormous sales are due to the mar
velous cures effected by It In disease of
the stomach and intestines. It con
tains no chemicals, no poisons. It
strengthens, tones and rejuvinatesthe
stomach, which then accepts all food
readily. The nourishing part of the
food will be transformed Into healthy,
rich blood and distributed throughout
the body. Whenever you need strength
or appetite, Triner's American Elixir
of Hitter Wine Is Indicated as the only
reliable medicine. At drugstores.
Jos. Trlner, cm So. Ashland Ave, Chi
To Our Democratic Friends.
Hear hi mind that the democratic
primaries for the purpose of selecting
delegates to the county convention will
be held next Monday evening.- It Is
very essential that every democrat
who can possibly attend these primar
ies to do so. After you have selected
your delegates will you be so kind as
to Instruct your secretary to send the
names In to the Journal, that they
may appear In our issue or next Thurs
day. 1 f some kind friend will see that
this is done they will confer a great
favor upon us.
Democratic County Convention.
The democrat Ic electors of ("ass coun
ty, Nebraska, are hereby called to meet
in delegate convention at. the court
house in rial Isiiinut h, on
Mono , M l" KMIiKII 2li, l!KI,
nt 1 1 o'clock a. in., for -the nurnose of
nominating candidates for the follow
ing posit Ions:
( hie Male Senator.
Two Keprcsental ives.
hie County At lorney.
hie Comity Corntnksioiier (Third
To select delegates lollie Float liep
resent a I ie convent Ion. and to transact
sucholher Ihimiic -v, as m,i come before
thecomeulion. The seei al piecinets
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Total iiiiinlii'mf ili kuud'v l.'lii.
It is requested that pi i ma I les he held
at the usual voting places In the various
precincts on Monday, September In,
l!Mil, at 7::S0 p. in.
llr.Nin K. Gciiinu,
Chairman Comity Commit fee.
M. A. Ilvnx, Secretary.
"The Last Rose of Summer"
Far le Theater, Monday, Sept.
l'.Hli. W. li. rat ion, the peculiar coin
median who has been so popular with
our local I .healer-goers since bis Hist
appearance here in "The Minister's
Son" will be seen this season In Ms
newest comedy, "The Last, I lose of
Summer." Mr. I 'at ton is one or the
few high-class co dians capable of
writing Ids own plays. Ills llrsl, real
success was "The Minister's Son."
lie appeared In the title role of this
play over one thousand times from
coast to coast, ami has since written
"The Little Homestead", "A Sly Old
Fox", "lioyal Rags", and bis latest
olTort is "The Last I lose of .Summer"
which is pronounced by critics to be
the newest, brightest, and best comedy
seen in years. Nothing hasbeenspared
to make this a lil tie better than the
best, and local theatergoers will look
forward to this as one of the real
treats of the season. Prices .1, .10, :t.1
and 2.1 cents.
Tfje Stomach. Is the Man.
A weak stomach weakens the man,
because It cannot transform the food
he eats Into nourishment. Health and
strength cannot be restored to any sick
man or weak woman without first re
storing health and strength to the
stomach. A weak stomach cannot di
gest enough food t, f(..e( tj,e tissues
and revive the tired and run down
limbs and organs of the body. Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure digests what you cat,
cleanses and strengthens the glands
and membranes of the stomach, and
cures indigestion, dyspepsia and all
stomach troubles. Sold by F. F. Frlcke
A New Elevator.
A special from Nebraska City under
date of September 11th, says: "A. R.
Wilson of the Jones Grain company
last evening let the contract for the
erection of a new $.i,oih) elevator at
Mynard to take the place of the one
belonging to the linn that burned Sat
urday morning. The contract calls
for the completion of the elevator in
A Cold Settled in His Kidneys.
A. J. Jennesse. H201 Rutler St., Chi
cago, writes: "J am a switchman and
am out In all kinds of weather. I took
a cold which settled in my kidneysand
I was in bad shape. I tried several
advertised remedies with no bonelit,
until I was recommended to try Fo
ley's Kidney Cure. Two-thirds of a
bottle cured me." F. G. Fricke & Co.
From 148 to 92 Pounds.
One of the most remarkable cases of
a cold, deep-seated on the lungs, caus
ing pneumonia, is that of Mrs. Ger
trude E. Fcnner, Marion, Ind., who
was entirely cured by the use of One
M inute Cough Cure. She says: "The
coughing and straining so weakened
me that I ran down In weight from 118
to H2 pounds. I tried a number of rem
edies to n-j avail until I used One Min
ute Cough Cure. Four bottles of this
wonderful remedy cured mc entirely of
the cough, strengthened my lungs and
restored me to my normal weight,
health and strength.". Sold by F. G.
Frlcke & Co.
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