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PLATTSMOUTH, HI J ASK A, THURSDAY, XOVUMIUill L'.i, 11)05.
Tfie Meeting Last Night Largely Attended
End MoYement an Assured Success.
rcir.niitlees Appointed ta Further Other
The 1 armors' Institute to bo held
in Plattsmouth is an assured success.
The meeting Monday was sufficient
evidence of this fact. It was a sur
prise to many to note the manifesta
tions of interest by the number in
attendance, and with what vim and
push they demonstrated in the matter.
The meeting was called for 8 o'elock
and by the time tiie town clock pealed
forth that hour, a goodly number of
those interested in the success of the
Farmers' Institute were already as
sembled in the council chamber, and
within tifteen minutes thereafter
quite a respectable number had ar
rived. The meeting was called to order by
the selection of Mayor Goring for
chairman and Frank Houston of the
Kraft Clothing Co. as secretary. Ex
pressions were forthcoming from those
present as to the manner of procedure
in order to make the institute a suc
cess. It was tirst deemed necessary in
order to induce the farmers to take an
interest in the corn exhibit to otler
prizes for the lxst selections of corn
from the different precincts. Those
present were very enthusiastic in the
cause and all guaranteed prizes. Some
sacks of sugar, sets of dishes, suits of
clothing, and various other articles
that are useful as well as ornamental.
C. C. and T. I. I'annele donated the
use of the opera house, both day and
night, which was considered very
Committees were appointed on gen
eral arrangements. muic and decora
tions. Hilt Wescott was made chair
man of the committee on music, John
J'. Sattler on arrangements and Louis
Ottnat on decorations. The chairman
was instructed to appoint the other
Every business man in Plattsmouth
must join the procession and offer
.ome prize, and thus become interested
n the success os the institute. The
soliciting committee is already at
work, and it is surprising the success
with which they are meeting.
Thus the ball has been set in motion
and we hope that it may keep on roll
ing at such a rapid gait that when the
state directors of these Farmers' In
stitutes meet will see what a live town
Plattsmouth is when the people take
the notion, and that when they go
away they will do so with the declara
tion that Cass county has held the
most successful institute ever held in
Several very able speakers have been
assigned to this meeting who will not
appear at the other meetings held in
the state. This is an honor to our
city and it is nothing more than right
and proper that our citizens should
show their appreciation by giving
them that recognition which they so
After Cigarette Fiends in Lincoln.
Tat Raymond was arrested Mon
day forenoon by Detective Malone on
a charge of rolling a cigarette and
smoking it, contrary to the provisions
i t the new law. says the Lincoln Jour
nal. The arrest was made at the Wil
low Springs saloon and Detective Ma
lone declares he saw the act commit
ted himself. Raymond was locked up
in the city jail. It is claimed that he
bad been drinking heavily.
This is the tirst arrest made bv the
police since the supreme court passed
on a portion of the law. though orders
went out to patrolmen at that time to
arrest anyone seen making cigarettes.
Caief Cooper declared yesterday that
the order was still good and officers
would be expected to enforce it.
The Brantner Damage Case.
The matter of Ed Brantner vs. The
Chicago, Burlington &Quincy rail
road, in which the jury at Glen wood,
la., some few weeks since gave the
plaintiff a verdict for $16,000 damages,
came up Monday at Council Bluffs,
where the attorneys for the defendants
filed a motion for a new trial. Judge
Wheeler has taken the motion under
advisement, and it will be several days
before he will decide the matter.
Mrs. Belle Grassman was quite seri
ously burned about the face at Fri
day. She had prepared a can of
soup for dinner, and had a lid pretty
tightly fitted on the same. In her
efforts of getting the lid off, she pried
on the same pretty hard and when it
came off with a thud the soup Hew
into her face scalding the forehead
and about the eyes very seriously. It
is thought that her face will be badly
scalded, and it is very fortunate that
it did not result in the loss of one of
her eyes. At last accounts she was
getting along nicely, feeling glad that
it was no worse
A VERY PLEASANT AFFAIR
George Oldham Celebrates His Fifty-ninth
Birthday in a Becoming Manner.
Mrs. Dora Moore, entertained a
number of friends Thursday afternoon
at her home on Chicago avenue, in
honor of her brother, George Oldham,
and also her neice, Mrs. Jessie Snyder,
who is soon to depart for her future
home in Fairfield, Iowa.
Mr. Oldham was fifty-nine years old
yesterday, and Mrs. Moore for some
time has contemplated celebrating the
event in an appropriate manner, and
those who were present on this oc
casion unite in the opinion that she
fully carried out her desires.
A birthday party is never complete
without a sumptuous repast, and on
this occasion, w hen the guests were
invited in to the spacious and taste
fully decorated dining room their eyes
fell upon a table fairly groaning under
its weight of good things, prepared by
the hands of Mrs. Moore, whose repu
tation for preparing good things to
eat, has long I wen established. To
say that it was one of the finest din
ners ever spread before a hungry
crowd but half expresses it. ''It was
a dinner good enough for a king or
queen," as ail who were there ex
Those who were fortunate in par
taking of Mrs. Moore's hospitalities
on the ."ith birthday of Mr. Oldham
were Mrs. o. II. Snyder, Mrs. Kessler,
Mrs. Win. McCauley, Miss Addie
Searl, Mrs. Jessie Snyder and family
W. D.Jones and family and Thomas
Walling and family.
When the hour for departure arrived
and all were going home, they done so
with the wish that Mr. Oldham might
live to celebrate many such events,
and that they would be lucky enough
to be invited, especially if Mrs. Moore
was there to prepare the dinner.
Are Permanent Fixtures.
C. A. Welch and wife entertained a
uumber of their neighbors and friends
Friday night at their home on Winter
Mr. and Mrs. Welch recently removed
to Plattsmouth from Watson, Mo.,
and is an employe of the
Burlington coach shop. Yesterday a
trade was completed by which Mr.
Welch lecomes the possessor of a neat
little cottage in South Park formerly
owned by the Widow White, to which
he will shortly remove with his family,
and before removing they thought
they would entertain their neighbors
before leaving. Oysters were served,
and a most enjoyable evening was
spent in the usual social manner.
Mr. and Mrs. Welch are excellent
citizens, and the purchase of this pro
perty denotes that they are to become
permanent fixtures in - Plattsmouth,
which the Journal is pleased to note.
Those present were all former
Watson people, as follows: Mr. -and
Mrs. J. C. York and daughters, Ferris
and Kate: Mr. and Mrs. X. K. Peoples,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Park, Arthur
Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Neligh,
Bussel, Don and Henry York.
Mrs. Edgar Barker Lingers.
The Journal is pleased to learn that
Mrs. Edgar Barker, who was so badly
burned last Monday, rested fairly well
again last night, and that some hopes
are now entertained that she may re
cover. Her many friends and neigh
bors join the Journal in its sincere
wish that such may prove true, al
though it will be a miraculous escape
$32,000 Library Begun.
A Peru correspondent says: The
foundation for the new normal library
has been made, and work is well under
way. The appropriation of $32,000
was made for this building by our leg
islature last spring. The students are
eagerly looking forward to the comple
tion of this building, for the present
library is crowded to its utmost. A
valuable collection of works of fiction
and books of reference in all depart
ments has been added under the di
rection of Miss Kulon, head librarian.
DONE REMARKABLY WELL
That's the Reputation That the Present
City Administration Has Established.
The present city administration has
held the reins of the city government
now nearly eighteen months, and the
Journal is proud of the reputation it
has established. It has been econom
ical in its expenditures, and at the
same time the work done upon the
streets has exceeded that done by any
other administration in the same
length of time for many years.
Mayor Goring has been prompt in
executingthe laws regarding the build
ing of new sidewalks, and today Platts
mouth can boast of better walks not
only on Main street but on all streets
of the city. Substantial crossings have
been, and are still being, nut in.
Much street grading and street work
generally has been accomplished, and
they are now in better condition than
they have been for several years. The
tinancial condition of the city is in an
excellent shape better than it has
been for years. These conditions exist
simply from the fact that Mayor Ger
ing has been very vigilant in the exer
cise of his duty, and has been backed
by members of the council who are
level-headed and men of good sound
judgment who endorse everything sug
gested for the welfare of the city.
A stroll over the city will convince
those who feel an interest in the im
provements made that not a dollar on
the streets or crossings has been ex
pended unnecessarily, and the mayor
has been prompt in executing orders
from the council. In this work he has
not spared anyone no matter how
rich, they have had to walk the toe
line, and all people rejoice that he has
the stamina to do this.
From the very start Mayor Gering
has displayed great executive ability
in managing the affairs of this city.
He has been alert to the needs of the
various sections of the city, and has
seen that these needs were supplied as
soon as possible. More credit is due
to our excellent Mayor than some peo
ple are inclined to give him credit,
but at the same time they must
acknowledge that he is giving the city
of Plattsmouth a safe, sane and pro
gressive administration, and has saved
the taxpayers more money than any
administration for many years. The
Journal will have more to say regard
ing the city administration in future
The case of Merriam vs. Eikenbury,
et al, occupied the district court Fri
day. This is a suit involving the
sum of $17,054.;i4. Plaintiff, Ruth C.
Merriam, petitions the court to set
aside a former order discharging the
receiver, C. C. Parmele. of the defunct
Citizens' bank of Plattsmouth, and
a reopening of the case, and a recovery
from the stockholders, Henry Eiken
bury and others of the above sum,
which is alleged to have been on de
posit and belonging to plaintiff's hus
band, Willard D. Merriam, since de
ceased. The case dates back to the
discharge of the receiver, July 29, 1901.
J udge Jessen has not yet rendered a
decision in the case, which was warmly
contested by the attorneys, Messrs.
Clark & Allen, of Li ncoln, for plaintiff,
and Jesse Root and Byron Clark for
In the case of Geo. A. Adams Grain
Co. vs. John Tighe, defendant was
given sixty days to file his answer. In
this case plaintiff asks for damages by
reason of non-delivery of grain pur
chased, and alleged loss thereby.
The case of the Sandwich Manufac
turing Co. vs. Robert Shrader et al.
The court rested this afternoon.
W. 0. W. District Convention.
The first district convention of the
W. O. W. was held in Nebraska City
Thursday and was well attended.
There was a large number of delegates
present from the adjoining counties.1
State Manager Shaw acted as chair
man, F. M. Golden, secretary, and
Messrs. Sperry of Weeping Water,
Barker of Nemaha and Howard Sey
mour, of Nebraska City, as commit
tee on credentials. An open meeting
was held Wednesday evening at the
armory, and a large crowd listened to
an able address of welcome by City
Attorney D. . Livingston and the
response was by State Manager Welch.
A special program was carried out in
terspersed by a number of interesting
addresses by local members and dele
gates. This is the first of a series of
conventions that will be held over the
district; during the coming year.
Important notice this is the best
time of the year to paint and the best
paint in the world is Patton's Sun
Proof paint, a written guarantee for
fiveyears. Gering & Co.
Henderson, Ky., has a mayor who is
something of a moralist, and he mixes
some humor in his official messages.
His name is Powell, and his recent
Thanksgiving proclamation read as
"Let us be thankful that our Col
onels are not so full of corn as our corn
is of kernels. Though the surrounding
soil is tickled with a laughing harvest,
poor folks are still with us. From
thin soup and cold potatoes, good Lord,
deliver them. Oh, Christian men and
women, astonish the stomach of the
starving sufferer with oysters, turkey
and mince pie. Adorn the rugged
pauper with comfortable clothing.
An ounce of practice is worth a pound
'Dearly beloved, let us play upon a
harp with a thousand strings a new
song of praise, give thanks unto the
Lord for the most charming crop of
beautiful babes ever born in the old
town since creation dawned and the
morning stars sang together. Sweet
dainty, darling ones, like sunbeams in
shady places, kick up your little heels
and make of earth a heaven.
'With charity unto all and malice
toward none, I do hereunto subscribe
my official signature to the words that
have been written this fourth day of
ALMOST A CENTENARIAN
And Yet as Live!)' as Many Men at
One-Half That Age.
One of the results of the recent elec
tion in Cass county was the election of
perhaps one of the oldest men in Ne
braska to the office of constable.
"There is nothing strange about his
election," some will say, and of course
there isn't, if it were not for the fact
that Mr. Swanback is almost a centen
arian, being 91 years of age. It is said
by those who have known him for
years, that in. spite of his age, how
ever, Mr. Swanback is as lively and as
energetic as a man one-half that age.
He is a most highly respected citizen,
and is a most enthusiastic member of
the Odd . Fellows, and is at present
Deputy Grand Master for the district
in which he resides. Mr. Swanback
can do any kind of work, and it is said
he can turn a hand-spring with the
agility of a youth. lie is moderate in
his habits, but it is not known to us
whether he uses liquor or tobacco in
any form. He is perhaps the oldest
office-holder in Nebraska.
Ugly Girls Made Pretty.
As there are so many girls who de
sire to be made prettier than they
really are the Journal publishes the
following, as the result of one who
tried a "beauty doctor" in Chicago, as
a sort of a warning to others who may
be foolish enough to bite at the same
"Miss Laura II. Martin, a society
belle of Bryan, O., sought to correct
herself on facial defect. A Chicago
"beauty doctor" treated her sunken
cheeks, and although making them
plump, turned them black, it is said.
One of the "doctors" who treated her
is under arrest and the other is said
to have disappeared.
"Miss Martin's checks were not as
rounded as she desired, and she came
to Chicago -for treatment. She de
clared she was treated by Edwin Hume
and a "Dr." Smith. When she re
turned home her cheeks had the curves
and the plumpness of her dreams. She
had not been home long, however,
when her face began paining her.
Shortly afterward her cheeks turned
black, and finally a dark purple.
"The state board of health took up
the case, with the result that Hume
was arrested, charged with violation
of the medical practice act. Hume's
case came up Saturday before Justice
Worlf and was continued until No-
On Tuesday evening of this week
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pollard were
given a genuine surprise party by the
young married couples assisted by the
young people of Nehawka, who wished
to meet with them for the last time
before they left for Washington, D. C.
A very delightful evening was spent
in conversation and playing different
games. Light refreshments were
served and at a late hour the company
said good night and good bye to Mr.
and Mrs. Pollard and wished them a
most pleasant stay in Washington and
a safe return in the spring:.
Many children inherit constitutions
week and feeble, others due to child
hood troubles. Hollister's Rocky Moun
tain Tea will positively cure children
and make them strong. 35 cents, Tea
ox Tablets. Gering & Co.
MRS. DWYER ENTERTAINS
In Honor of Mrs. A. B. Todd, of Denver
A Pleasant Time Was Spent.
Friday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. D. O. Dwyer, a number of friends
assembled in honor of Mrs. A. B.Todd,
of Denver, Colo. A very delightful
afternoon was spent in conversation
and progressive high-live. Mrs. Heath
of Lincoln, was t he winner of the king
prize and Mrs. Forbes of this city, the
consolat ion prize. Light refreshments
were served and soon thereafter t he
guests departed proclaiming Mrs.
Dwyer a delightful entertainer and
wishing Mrs. Todd a pleasant visit in
the city and a saf' journey to her
home in Denver, lor wlwcli place she
departs this afternoon.
Those present were: Mesdames H
J. Helps, II. N. Dovey. F. G. Dovey.
V. V. Leonard, W. D. Jones, H. J.
Streight, J. H. Thrasher, M. A. Dick
son, L. A. Moore, H. Cooper, C. S.
Forbes, B. Elson, Washington Smith,
Harry Cooledge, of Lead, S. D : Mrs.
Heath, of Lincoln, and Mrs. Todd, of
A VERY QUIET WEDDING
Mr. Anderson Rouse, Superintendent of
of the County Poor Farm, and Mrs.
Anna Miner United in Mar
riage. A very quiet wedding occurred on
Sunday, November 19, 190.1, at the
home of Levi Churchill, in South Park.
The interested parties were Mr. An
derson Rouse, superintendent of the
Cass county poor farm, and Mrs. Anna
Miner, of this city. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Yout.y, pastor
of the Christian church, in the presence
of home foiks only.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
Levi Churchill and a most highly es
teemed lady. She was reared in
Plattsmouth and ail who know her
highly praise her for her many good
qualities. The groom has been a resi
dent of Cass county for many years,
the past three or lour of which he has
had chargn of the county poor farm.
He is an excellent gentleman and a
splendid citizen, and most highly re
spected by all who know him.
The Journal joins the many friends
of Mr. and Mrs. Rouse in extending
congratulations, and may their happi
ness reign supreme as long as life shall
A new seventy-five ton steam wreck
ing crane arrived Friday in the yards
at the Havelock shops. The wrecker
is one of the heaviest used on the Burl
ington system. It was made in the
industrial works at Bay City, Mich.
The Burlington officials have not de
cided where they will locate the new
crane. It is thought it will be plac
ed either in Lincoln or Havelock.
Faworable reports still come from
Mrs. Edgar Barker. The latest are
that she is now in a fair way of re
covery. She has already suffered
greatly, and when she was first burned
her recovery was thought entirely out
"of the question, but her relatives and
friends who have been so attentive at
her bedside feel greatly elated over her
present prospects of getting well.
Teachers in Demand.
A Peru correspondent says: Ten re
quests for teachers, one a principal, Is
the record made by Peru normal in
one day this week. . President J. W.
Crabtree says: "The school regrets
that there is no one to recommend for
these positions; those having finished
the course having secured positions
some time ago. and students attend
ing prefer not to leave until their
work is finished."
Nature Needs But Little.
Nature needs only a Little Farly
Riser now and then to keep the bowels
clean, the liver active, and the system
free from bile, headaches, constipa
tion, etc. The famous little pills
"Early Risers" are pleasant in effect
and perfect in action. They never
gripe or sicken, but tone and strength
en the liver and kidneys. Sold by F.
G. Fricke & Co., Gering & Co.
The Plattsmouth Telephone com
pany done as the city requested them
to do and removed their poles from
Main street. They requested the Ne
braska Telephone company to do the
same, but they seem to have treated
this request with silent contempt, as
their poles still remain. The city
council should do something in this
matter. Make them "come to time."
They are not the "whole cheese."
W. H. Seybcrt was In the city again
Monday to have the front linger of his
left hand lanced. Several weeks ago
he had something resembling a large
boil come on his right hand, which
gave him considerable trouble. In a
few days another one made its appear
ance. No sooner had they been cured
and he went to husking corn, than the
third one appeared. Mr. Seybert says
it is more painful than the tirst two.
Evidently Will is having his share of
LABORERS STILL SCARCE
Salaries Advanced From 15 to 17 1-2
Cents Per Hour, as an Inducement
. for More Help.
It has come to the surface that at
the heghming of the present month
the common laborers in the Burling
ton shops here will receive 11! cents
per hour instead cf I" cents as hereto
fore. J. C. Barber, the storekeeper at
Lincoln, found it impossible to keep a
sutlicient number of men to do the
work at former prices, so it became a
necessity for this advancement.
L. L. At wood, the storekeeper at
Havelock, was soon informed of the in
crease in the salary of laborers by the
men working under him, so of course
their .salaries were accordingly in
H. J. Helps, of the local shops, has
also found it necessary to fall in line,
and the boys are also to be benelitted
by the increase. Numerous employes
at the shops have quit work simply
because they could make more by go
ing into the country and husking corn
at : cents per bushel. In a few days.
if the weather continues favorable,
the com husking season will come to
an end, and the increase in the wages
at the shops may prove an inducement
for them to return for the winter at
ASSAULTED ON ROAD HOME
And is Badly Beaten by His Employe,
Who Has Worked for Him for Years.
NO CAUSE FOR THE ACT IS GIVEN
J. II. Johnson is a house-mover, and
his home is in Glenwood, la. He has
done considerable of that kind of work
in Cass county, and but recently com
pleted the removal of a barn for Mr.
Rhoden, near Murray. A man by the
name of Williams, also of Glenwood, .
was one of his assistants and had been
in Mr. Johnson's employ for some time.
Monday afternoon about halfpest
four o'clock, after completing some
business matters here in the city, Mr.
Johnson, with house-moving machin
ery, got ready to start lor his home.
Williams did not want to go just then,
so Mr. Johnson started without him.
He had proceeded as far as Happy
Hollow when he was overtaken by
Williams, who attacked him and beat
him in a most outlandish manner
knocking him down and kicking him
in the face and on the head. Resi
dents in the vicinity who saw the
attack telephoned the police who went
to the rescue of Johnson. They found
him in a fearful condition and uncon
scious. He was taken to Dr. Living
ston's office where several ' stitches
were taken to close a cut on the upper
lip, and other wounds dressed. When
he was able to'con verse he said lie did
not know why Williams had acted as
he did, unless it was 'that he did not
want to remain longer in the city.
The injured man was taken to the
Plattsmouth House, where he is now
being cared for by his wife, who came
over from Glenwood this morning.
Williams, who is a great big double
fisted fellow, was immediately arrested
and placed in jail to await the resnlt
of Mr. Johnson's injuries. Johnson is
a common sized man and is considered
a quiet, good-natured fellow, while
there seems to be nothing bad about
Williams. The injured man is resting
easy today, and the prospects for h is
early recovery are bright.
Sometime since Williams had a son
who accidentally shot and killed him
self, since which time he lias not been
the same man, and it is thought the
going away of Mr. Johnson without
him "riled" him to that pitch of mak
ing the assault.
N. B. Since the above was put in
type Williams was taken before Judge
Archer who assessed a fine of 8100 and
costs against him, and committed him
to jail until the same paid.
If you are a judge of a good moke,
try the "Acorns" 5 cent cigar and you
will smoke no other.
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