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Tel-phones have saved tli.- us-ip
p : Hers i i i : i i i y ;i step
Yes, the world will stop still w-hen
you rl it in :i pig's 'ar.
A farmer looks mighty good when he
comes td town these flays.
Did y.m see t)i' eclipse r the moon:'
The young people, o' course, did.
Eemember 1 1 1- street rair begins
Monday and cont innes all week.
A soft-headed nail and a hard-headed
man are tnt 1 1 dinicult. to drive.
Thursday. August -J4-tie great
Woodmen picnic. Bemeinber the date.
Jfyon are looking ror trouble and
can't atTord an automobile, buy a mule.
Brevity is said to be soul of wit, but
the man who is short doesn't reel very
No. no, dear Cordelia, marriage and
happiness are not necessarily syno
nimous. At last we are to have a new walk in
front or the two building west or the
Girls, it is better to marry a mere
man than to cherish an ideal and re
main an old maid.
Some physicians would doubtless
starve to death if their patients didn't
carry life insurance.
Procrastination may be the thief of
time, but every man puts off dying un
til the very last moment.
An average man would soon attain
perfection if he followed the advice he
hands out to his neighbors.
An old bachelor says that bossing is
not a woman's province. No married
man would say such a thing.
There are a couple of young ladies in
this town dubbed the Simese Twins,
because they are always together.
A woman like to have a man tell
her that he thinks her feet are at least
two sizes smaller than he thinks they
A woman will forgive a man any
thing during courtship, but she'll not
forget to throw itupt) him after mar
riage. Tci! us nut. ill mournful number.
Life is Imt an empty ire:un.
Willi' we liavt- tin- Glorious cui'uinlicr.
Ai:i tin- I'o'.cl i.-e oreum.
When you hear a married woman
speak of marriage as beingja lottery
it's doughnuts to fudge that she drew
You can't tell from the way a man
dresses how much he is worth. Some
of the most gorgeous tlowers haven't
got a scent.
It is impossible to convince the aver
age man that the watermelons he buys
nowadays are as sweet as those he stole
when a boy.
If you never ran a newspaper, you
don't know what it means to get all
kinds of suggestions as t o how to oper
ate your business.
What a satisfactory old world this
would be if we were all paid what we
think we are worth and we actually
earned the money.
We noticed a young man and a young
lady going down the street the other
night, and from the tongue-lashing she
wasgivinghim.it was easily noticed
that, like the average woman, she did
not want forlanguagetoexprcssherse'.f.
One reason why there are several
vacant store rooms on Main .street is
because the owners will not fix Them
up in proper shape. Several parties
have been here to rent business rooms,
but they want them in a presentable
The young boys of this city have
adopted a new way of getting around
the cigarette l.iw. They purchase a
b x of cubebs and punch the contents
out and refill the same with tobacco.
It is hard work to get ahead of the
youngsters in this day and am'.
Where a property owner is too con
founded stingy to put in a sidewalk in
iront of his property the city authori
ties should not wait a moment after
giving thtm notice to do so. They are
no better than those who do conform
with the law, and not half as much re
It has come to a pretty pass when
the two or three men. constituting
themselves a -law and order league"
try to dictate to the mayor who he
shall place on the police force. Mayor
Gering knows his own business and will
perform his duties without any sug
gestions from r.on-taxpaying citizens.
T-VO '.'.in- sle;wi.'!s p.lv-vil Plutls-
uioulli kfoiiig up th- Mis-ouii river
Ti in i s.l.i v . Tor first was ,i handsome
th ree-deck passenger hunt w hich was
moijt.e to hiiah.t to be used theie as
a pleasure !o:i! 1 1 passed here about
i::;o and Ms name was "Bachelor."
Tin second boat, k now n as t h" "' . K . '"
and sai'l to b" ;l government boat, tal
lowed some lime later. It. tied upat
the railroad hiidge, where it was bril
liantly ilhiininuted and was viewed by
ANSWERS LAST ROLL CALL
Dr. Bartlett, a Veteran of the Civil War,
Laid at Rest.
The funeral of Ir. . I'. Bartiett
was held at the residence of his step
son, E. A. Holyoke, Friday at 2:.!0
p. in., and was private.
Ir. Baitlett was born in Cayuga
county, N. Y., ctober 1K215. Early
in life he went to Wisconsin and began
the study of medicine. He was a
graduate of the Northwestern Medical
University of Chicago, whose present
dean, Dr. Iavis, he taught to read as
a little boy.
lie enlisted as a surgeon at the li
ghtning of the civil war in the Urd
Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and
served during the entire tour years.
At the close of the war Ir. Ifartiett
was honorably discharged, with the
rank of a Brigadier General, and the
last two years was on (Jen. Joe Hook
er's stall", and was his tent mate. He
contracted rheumatism in the army
and has been entitled to a pension
during the last forty years, but abso
lutely declined to make application
for same until three years ago when
he became totally unfitted to practice
his profession. During the last two
weeks of his life Dr. Bartiett regained
his normal condition of mind, and it
was with the keenest delight that
those about him listened to his sage
remarks and droll jokes. For him
death held no fears, and he awaited
w ith calmness and patience what he
considered "'an advancement.'"
The burial was made in the new
Cemetery at Plattsmouth.
(Omaha Bee" please copy.)
GOING ON IN THE COURTS
The Foreigners are Still Having More or
Less Trouble and are Airing Their
Affairs in the Courts.
Mines and counter mines, plots and
counter plots continue to be the
order of the day in the foreign district
of the city.
Friday morning in police court came
up the case of Mrs. Anna Bajeck
against Mrs. Paul Bajeck. All con
cerned are foreigners and the services
of an interpreter were required.
Mrs. Anna Bajeck testified that Mrs.
Paul Bajeck's boy was pasturing their
cow close to her fence and she (Anna)
called in a gentle voice to said boy re
questing him to remove the cow from
the fence lest the cow pull down the
fence. Whereupon Mrs. Paul Bajeck
cried out in a loud and raucous voice
to her (Anna) ordering her to let her
boy alone, and further saying that she
would tell the person who killed her
pins a few weeks ago to kill some more
of them. Also that Mrs. Paul Bajeck
called her vile names.
The defendant gave conllicting tes
timony showing that it was she whose
voice was ever gentle and the plain
tiff was the one who used the vile lan
guage. Each side was supported by
Judiie Weber discharged both par
ties. But lie also warned those con
cerned that their little squabbles are
causing the city too much trouble and
the next time they come before him
they will both be given a good fine.
The case of -Joe Nejedly against
Frank Podlesak and Joe Sediak was
heard before Judge Weber Thursday
e .t nirg. The charge wasdis-turbingth-;
peace by using vulgar, boisterous lan
guage. The complaint against Sediak
was w ithdraw n and Podlesak w as fined
s.1 and costs.
W. II. Betts. sr.. of Avoca. appeared
before Judge Archer Friday morning,
charged w ith assault and battery. Mr.
Betts is an old man of benevolent as
pect and is one of the well to do citi
zens of Avoca. He was accompanied
by his son, W. H. Betts, jr., and his
attorney, C. E. TetTt of Weeping Wa
ter. The case was continued until
September s, and Mr. Betts was re
leased under $200 jail.
Jack Crawford is comfortably estab
lished in the county jail. He has re
quested the officers not to be in a hur
ry about having his hearing as he
"wants to rest."
JUSTICE WINS OUT
The Matter of the State vs. L. Barclay
Charged with Selling Liquor
to a Minor.
STANDS FOR NO SPITE WORK
Jury of Common People Stand for Right
and Against Spite.
The case of the State of Nebraska
vs. L. Barclay was called before Judge
Travis in county court at o'clock
Saturday a. m. The charge was selling
liquor to a minor, by name, Jimmie
A. C. Bawls appeared for the state
and Matthew tiering for defendant.
The follow ing jury was empanelled: J.
H. Thrasher, A. J. Beeson. Tom Mur
phy, Henry (loos and Wade Windham.
The trial lasted until after 11 o'clock.
The case seemed to those w ho heard
it to be one in which revenge was the
motive Jimmie Jones is a big man
with a heavy growth of beard, and ap
pears to be about years of age al
though his mother testilied that he is
not yet 20. A short time ago he was
forcibly ejected from Barclay's saloon
and soon thereafter the complaint was
Frank Gorton, the bartender, testi
fied that young Jones had told him
over a year ago that he was 21 years
of age. Chief of Police Fitzgerald tes
tified that he had warned Gorton that
Jones was not yet 21.
Jimmie Jones was called to the
stand and displayed a temper which
certainly did his cause no good. When
addressed by Mr. Gering he cried in an
angry voice: "You needn't be so loud
about it."' When called to order by
the court he only protested more and
declared: "He don't have to bite my
head ctl." Jones testified that he had
never told anyone that he was 21 years
Attorney Bawls addressed the jury
showing that the statute makes it a
crime to sell to a minor whether the
saloon keeper knows him to be a miner
or not, and quoted cases in support.
Attorney G e ti n g i n add ressi ng the j u ry
said he thought the man who buys li
quor, knowing himself to be a minor,
ought t be punished. He declared
that it would be impossible for a sa
loon keeper to exist if he lived up to
all the provisions of the Slocum law.
Mr. Gering used the following illus
tration: If a man is hunting during
the open season for quail and in shoot
ing at a bird misses and hits a man,
he will not be held guilty of murder.
But if lie is hunting during the closed
season, thereby breaking the law, and
missing a bird kills a man, he will be
held guilty of murder.
In his rebuttal, Mr. Bawls declared
that while he envied Mr. Gering his
eloquence and command of language,
he had noticed that it sometimes led
him too far. In this very parable of
Mr. Gering's he found complete justi
fication for his cause. The defendant
had sold liquor illegally, whether
knowingly or unknowingly made no
difference, just as in the case of the
man who had shot at the quail ille
gally. The case was then given to the jury
which si on teturned with a verdict of
Baffled the Physicians.
A disease that is said to have battled
the physicians unt il the patient died
has been pronounced diphtheria, and
presence of another case nearby has
given the residents of that part of the
city north of the tracks and west of
Tenth street a scare. Health Oilicer
Bohde said yesterday that he now has
two diptheria cards up and that the
disease may spread, although he looks
for no serious epidemic in that quar
ter. After the disease had been -pronounced
diphtheria quite a scare re
sulted in that part of town and many
wild stories were atUat. One was that
one family has lost five children in the
past month, but a search of the death
records does not prove that one child
has been lost by that family. So far
as the health officer knows the child
that died did not miugle with others
after taking sick, although it is true
that the place was not quarantined
until after the child's death, although
two physicians were called before the
child's death. Lincoln Journal.
If you are a judge of a eood smoke,
try the "Acorns" 5 cent cigar and you
will smoke no other.
The Disease is Catching.
Cupid has been working havoc in
the tanks of the school teachers of
many of the towns as ell as 1 'hit t s
nioiitii. At (irainl Island the school
foice has been badly demoralized dur
ing vacaf ion. and the mi' is t rue of
other towns including l.eatrice, Kear
ney and Hastings. But we do not,
blame t lie dear oid girls. There is a
tide in the affairs of school inarms,
which, it taken at the ebb, leads on to
matrimony, or words to that effect.
The woman who has reached the age
has no right to decline an offer. De
lays are dangerous. D n't wait till
you get so old and wrinkled that it
takes two hours to plaster and paint
up your face before it is presentable on
At ELEGANT COUNTRY
DINNER LAST FRIDAY
One of the Most Successful Events of the
Year Immense Crowd.
It was a grand success the supper
given by St. Paul's Evangelical church
at Martin StepparCs farm home, Hi
miles west of the city, Friday evening.
Long before 0 o'cl'ick. the hour set
for the first vehicle to leave, the crowd
had begun to gather on the church
lawn. And when the vehicles did
arrive there were at least a hundred
people ready to go. Two hayracks
with heavy plank seats arranged cross
wise, gave accomodation for many.
The first load which left at ' o'clock
consisted of two hayracks, one con
taining .10, the other 42 people and
each drawn by four sturdy farm horses.
A number of similar loads left, the
last going at X p. m.
The night was perfect, clear and
moonlight, and not too hot. The
merry parties taken in the big wagons
over the pleasant country roads to a
big hearty dinner on the lawn of a
country home certainly ''got their
money's worth." It took the big
heavily loaded wagons nearly an hour
and a half to make the trip. The
road was full of private vehicles of all
kinds bearing people to and from the
farm. By 8 o'clock there was not a
single place among all the fences and
buildings where a horse could be tied.
There were scores and scores of bug
gies, carts and carriages from the sur
roundingicountry and regular swarms
Four big tables were placed upon
the pretty lawn and Japanese lanterns
and the moon made ample light. It
is needless to tell how good the dinner
was from roast chicken clear down the
line of cake. And the people talked
and visited till a late hour. The last
load of people left the farm at 12:110
for home arriving here at about 2
o'clock in the morning.
It is to be hoped that another dinner
will be given in the very near future.
Sucii an affair so liberally conducted
is bound to be popular.
Two Boys Drowned.
The treacherous old Missouri claim
ed two more victims Thursday. The
Journal received a special from Ne
braska City that evening stating that
two young boys were drowned at that
place about 4 o'clock Thursday after
neon, while in bathing. Thenamesof
the boys are Peggy" Young and
Boy Clinkenbeard. At last reports
their bodies had not been recovered.
The full particulars have not been re
ceived. Also Failed in Glenwood.
A colored couple was refused a mar
riage license this mornig by Clerk
Gourly. They were total strangers in
Glenwood, hence there was no one to
identify them The man wasabout:50
and claimed to hail from Tama county,
Iowa. The ladv. who said her home
j was in Texas, was a very light-colored
octoroon. The' were both very nicely
d ressed . G 1 e n wood Tribune.
The Tribune gives the proper de
scription of the couple that was here a
few days ago for license and was refus
ed on account of the man being white
and the woman colored, and we pre
sume they were refused license over at
Glenwood on the s:ime grounds.
T. C. C. Club Entertained.
At the home of Miss Bess Tyson the
T. C. C. club was pleasantly enter
tained Thursday afternoon from : to
ij Music and social conversation
occupied the time and Miss Tyson
served a two course luncheon. The
club was formerly made up of mem
bers of the senior class of the Platts
mouth high school.
Those present were: Misses Zetta
Brown. Eva Fox, Mina Herold, Flor
ence Dovey, Gertrude Fassbender, laa
Pearl man, Gretchen Walsh.
This included all the former mem
bers except Miss Helen Chapman and
Mrs. Sarah Koch.
THE HOBO IS THREATENED
Missouri River May Throw Island Back
to Mills County.
Besideul s along the Missouii river
in t he iei"it y of Ileiiton Station are
watching with great interest the
action of that stream which is just
now bombarding with terrific force
the hanks of Hobo Island.
Last Friday W. C. DeLashmu! t . in
company w ith Ben Lincoln and several
others, crossed the river in a boat to
They reported the river cutting ery
badly on the north side of the Island,
and the residents over there are mov
Peter Marco lias lost 2H) acres of
land in three weeks, and others have
sustained similar losses.
They say the river is also cutting on
the south side of Hobo, which sounds
strange. This is caused by the re
bound of the current where it strikes
on the north side of the I.'eeder Hub
Mr. DeLashmutt says it looks very
favorable for the river to cut through
the Island, thus regaining its old chan
nel. He and his neighbors are again
over there today watching thefieak-
Hobo Island comprises several thous
and acres of land that was thrown to
the Nebraska side during t he big Hood
of issq. In reality it is not an island.
The river now promises to do what
was purposed to be done about a year
ago by the land owners, namely, open
up the old river bed through the
With this accomplished, and the
river banks properly riprapped, the
farmers of St. Mary and Piatt eville
townshps could once more rest secure.
Glen wood Tribune.
An Enjoyable Affair.
At the home of Z. W. Cole, four
miles south of Plattsmouth, occurred
last evening a very pleasant reception,
given by the membersof theTwentieth
Century Literary Society, of and near
The beautiful lawn of the Cole
homestead was gaily lighted with
Japanese lanterns. Various games
were indulged in which helped to
pass the evening more pleasantly.
At the proper time the guests were
called into the spacious dining rcom
where they were served with ice cream,
cake and lemonade, elegantly served
by some of the membersof the society.
During the evening several musical
numbers, both instrumental and vocal,
were rendered by some of the mem
bers of this entertainingsociety.
At a late hour the guests departed
wishing that many more such pleasant
affairs would soon occur in the future,
and thankingtheir hostess', the Misses
Cole, for the royal way which they
entertained their guests.
Miss Nellie McGerr, of Davey, and
Mr. John P. Cassey, of Havelock, were
married Wednesday at 10 a. in., at St.
Patrick's church in Book precinct.
Father Murphy officiating. Mr. Casey
is a prosperous farmer of Lancaster
county and the couple will at once be
gin housekeeping on Mr. Casey's farm
near Havelock. The bride is the ac
complished daughter of Mr. Ed McGerr
one of the oldest citizens of Cass and
Lancaster counties, having crossed the
Missouri river in liT with the B. .V
M. railroad, living at Plattsmouth for
a time, but a few years later removing
to Lancaster county, where Mr. Mc
Gerr was engaged in railroad work un
til a few years ago when he retired to
his farm near Davey. The happy cou
ple have many friends, who wish them
and happiness. Ilaveioc
One of the Bodies Recovered.
The Journal gave a brief account of
two boys being drowned in the Mis
souri river at Nebraska City, in anoth
er column. Boy Clinkerbeard and
Frank Young, the young fellows
drowned, were only ten years of age.
They, with a number of companions,
weie swimming in the river, which is
very deep at that lace. They were
not good swimmers and the current
carried them out where the water is
unusually swift and deep.
Their strength gave out before they
reached shallow water and they sank
and did not come up. Their compan
ions could not swim and were unable
to assist them. A search was imme
diately begun for the bodies. The
boys were sons of William Clinker
beard and B. F. Young.
The body of Roy Clinkerbeard was
recovered from the river Saturday
night by the use of grapling hooks.
The other body has not been recovered.
MIDNIGHT PROWLER CAUGHT
By Hard Pleading He Was Pei niirtei !o
Escape Unharmed or Arrest.
D W. Messersmith was awakeni d
a 1 o'clock S:i t ii i la v motion, I ..
hark ing of his little dog. At 'i-' e
paid no attention to the dog. but as
the harking continued and grew moie
violent he lina II v arose and went into
t he yard.
He heard a noise in t he din cl ion ol
his barn as of a door Iwiiig opened.
He returned to the house and secured
bis shotgun. Thus armed he moved
upon the barn. Halting before the
door Mr. Messersmith called upon the
prowler to come out, warning him
that resistance was useless. Instead
of the burly rullian he expected to see.
a rather small man of the hobo varety
came lrorn the barn into the moon
light. The man was small, was in his
shirtsleeves and wore a slouch hat.
As soon as he could speak he began to
explain. He represented that he meant
no harm tint was simply hunting for
a place to sleep. Mr. Messersmith re
plied t hat he was not running a lodg
ing house and that t he barn was to be
used as a sleeping apartment of his
hot se exclusi vely.
1 he man begged hard to be let oil
and Mr. Messersmith finally consent ed
to do this. He escorted the fellow oil
the premises undercover of the shot
gun and watched him safely down the
Later investigation showed that the
stranger had made rather odd prepar
ations lor retiring. He h id brought
a barrel down from the loft of the
barn and had also taken down a halter
from its peg. These facts would seem
to indicate that the midnight prowler
was up to something of a m re serious
nature than sleeping in somebody's
BUMPER CROP IN SIGHT
"A Year of Plenty and Peace Throigh
ou the Corn Belt."
The estimates of the railroads in
terested in hauling it, to market are
that the corn crop of Missouri and
Kansas will be "j 18,000, 000 bushels, or
the largest on record for t he t wostat s.
At the same time Nebraska, says
the Chicago Inter Ocean, though its
farmers have a larger proport ionate
acreage of small grains to corn than
they used to, reports the expictation
of nearly, if not quite, the largest corn
crop of Illinois and Iowa, which are
the other two great corn states, while
none of the border lands of the heavy
corn belt is complaining of a crop
I Furthermore, the lain ers of the
j corn belt are in condition to disregard
the ''bear news" resulting from their
enormous crop, which excites the corn
pit of the Chicago and other grain
marts. They are able to ' hold their
Coin" if they don't like the price
The condition of the ''leagues of
j corn" w hich stretch across the nation's
j heart is such that in many places in
this magnificent empire of corn there
j will arise the situat.on in which a
Kansas hamlet once found itself and
j which inspired Eugene Ware's well
! From the fatness of the land and
I the contentment of its people will
I come such conditions to many corn
j iiiUnities that they will have no crirn
j inals to punish and so much corn to
j store that they will iil! with corn not.
only the barns and cribs and st.ore
i houses, hut even the vacant jail.
This seems to be a year of such
plenty and peace throughout t!,
corn belt that a po-t may ajaiii ex
ultantly sing, "The jail i filler; with
Moved to Nebraska.
Four members of the Pi.'g :a:no
arrived in Plattsmouth ln-.l Friday
where they expect to make tlc ir !.o r.c
in the future. The Piggs were boin
land raised in the Seven Oaks Farm at.
! New Sharon. la. They are not com
mon hogs. They are of the anciei.t
and noble house of Poland-China.
They are of the nobility of pigdom
and are inclined to look down even on
The royal family traveled each in
his separate crate and on a regular
passenger train. Each individual is
very clean and well groomed as befits
his lofty station. Except for an occa
sional grunt they refused to converse
with the rabble which surrounded
their compartments at the station
and gazed vulgarly at them. The
piggies are billed one to each of the
following gentlemen: Tom P'ry, A. E.
Todd, Fred Nolting and E. Todd..
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