Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 14, 1905)
PLATTSMOrTII, N KI5KASKA, TIIUIfSDA V, DKCMMUKK I I, l!Mr.
m mi:l:i; ro
volt mi: XXV
THE SEED CORN SPECIAL
Dates for Same Along the Sciuyler
Branch of t!ie Burlington.
The da! ..r 1 In I: irlintoii -'!
iu special i.ii the liuyl'-r brain U is
i -ee:iil,er '.'.. PlotV-s',! I -V I ! til'-'
gricilt ,11 al 1-p:i i ' -iM-it and Lead ol
' lie experimental s" at ion of N.hiaska
.diversity, I f ! i '.villi 1 li'-r - - - r -;-t
s ! i o:n lii - '.!:! : sit ! !' ! a.
J ! i ;ir i i ;i :r I M i -
1 !!" t; I :i ; . !
,l "! I ' 1 I I ill,'
. .1 .1 t i ' I what !'
v. :; a! - li- :ti a
. . i ! I 1 1 and
'I 1 1. 1 1 i ' I
f r I I . ii, ;, i
, 1 1 1 .a i, v
I s, ,.-. t -
t.l I !!'! s
; i .! i .i :s-
I ! , it- ;1 v
I t.. the
. I ' I
I 'I els.
a! ta- !,
;icr i a : i w i . I
rain for then r!iw;i!"!ii
..t each I'-i't ii i i 1 'i i it will not exceed
rty minutes. As I'lal tsmouth is a
point at. which the special stops one
:mur, arrangements will be made by
vliieli farmer-, along the line -;
.arriedto and from m. hits of U( Hire
m accordance with I he schedule, with-
Mr. V. II. Mans.-., of the Burlington
industrial department , will be gener-
..lly in charge of the special
i!. I o! low-
nig is f In schedule:
..M::;u a.m. 1 1 :H "
.11-.-. 1LJ7 "
. 11:J7 ' --. p.tn
.1J:4- p.m l-:4" "
1 :T "
. 1-0 " "
2:M " "
. Lir, - J:47 "
. :;:H) "
. " 4:.v
South I'.end. .
On return trip:
dar Creek. .
outh I'.end . .
farmers in the vicinity of the towns
, f South fBend, Louisville and Cedar
Creek will he brought to riattsmouth
on tlie train and returned on the same.
Where Will it End?
A few weeks ago a number of the
.Mhioti business houses decided to have
their freight come over the North
Western for the reason that thel'nion
Pacific had not pail its delin.iient
taxes, says the Petersburg Index. In
speaking of this they asked the ques
tion Where will it end?" Evidently
;he end is not yet. in fact, the end
seems very far away. The citizens of
ilutler county last Saturday made a
decided stand against thel'nion Pa
cific and the Burlington roads on ac
count of their refusal to pay their
Taxes for the years I'.mH and 1.h". A
mass meeting of representative farm
ers and business men of P.utler county
was called at David City and resolu
tions were adopted amid much enthu
siasm. It was stated in the resolu
tions that the 1'nion Pacitic and Bur
!ington owed the county :iO.(V for
taxes for the years 1"04 and 1!h).'. The
resolutions also condemned the two
railroads for their injunction suits
which restrain the county authorities
from collecting the taxes due. It was
the sense of the meeting, that inas
'nucliasthe North-Western had paid
its taxes that all freight w hich could
be controlled should be given to that
It is to be hoped that this action
w ill Income general, and if it uoes the
two big roads may be brought to time.
When an individual is compelled to
step up to the rack and pay his taxes,
no does it. and if he believes them un
just, proceedings are started after
ward. P.ut the big railway corpora
tions bold in their fancied security
are putting up a big biull" which is be
ing called as fast as the people are
bein.: awakened to the true situation.
Death at South Bend.
Mis. Ihistin. the aged mother !
Mrs. J. M. Homing of utl' I'.end. died
;t the hitter's home Monday after a
lingering illness, death being due t, a
complication of old age ailment.-.
(Irandma" Iustm was about eighty
vears of me. and for a number of years
had made her home with her only
child, Mrs. Homing, at South I'.end.
Por several months she h is been con
fined to her bed with death as her
only hope for relief. She was a wo
man of honest, simple tastes, and be
loved of all who knew her.
Tuesday the remains were con
veyed to Glenwood, where interment
was made at the side of the grave of
her husband who died a number of
years a?o while they resided at Glenwood.
! FATAL ACCIDENT
, Clay Bank Caves in. Killing One Man
hctar.tly and Seriously hjurin
J. MEYER'S HECK BROKEN
Wr.i!s .Sam Streblisg Suffers from a
Loasr Limb Fractured in la Places.
A t' iribi,' accident occurred about
in o'clock Tuesday morning across the
Platte river in ."sarpy county, near
Louisville, in whic h Jacob Meyer, an
old resident of Louisville, was crushed
to death, and his co-laborer, Samuel
Strebling, a much younger man, had
one of his lower limbs fractured in
Poth were engaged in getting out
clay for the inula Hydraulic Pressed
Prick company, of Avery, when the
bank caved in upon them. The pit is
one that has been abandoned for some
time, and it was just reopened a few
hou rs previous to the horrible accident.
When recovered it was found that Mr.
Meyer's neck was broken, and other
wise terribly crushed.
The deceased was an old resident in
Cass county and is the father of Jacob
Meyer who formerly clerked for 1. (J.
Fricke in this city, and is at present
one of the proprietors of the Meyer
Drug company in Weeping Water.
He is an aged man, being somewhere
between to and To years of ape, and
was an honorable, upright citizen and
highly respected by those who knew
him. The untimely death of Mr.
Meyer is deeply deplored, more so be
cause of the manner in which it oc
curred. While Mr. Strebling s injuries are
very serious it. is thought they will
not prove fatal.
Pat Crow Acquitted.
Pat Crowe, who has been on trial at
Omaha on a charge of shooting with
intent to kill )f!icer Albert Jackson
on the night of September Oth. was
last night acquitted. lie was, how
ever, sent back to jail to be tried in a
few days on the charge of highway
robbery, in connection with the kid
napping of L'ddie Cudahy. son of K.
A. Cudahy. the millionaire packer,
which occurred tive years ago.
There was no law for kidnapping at
the time of the affair and for that
reason a highway robbery charge has
been placed against Crowe.
Thought He Was Insane.
Friday morning Camel A. Super
naut, through intense suffering from a
sore in his ear. called his family to him
and announced that they had better
summons a physician and oflicers to
take care of him, as he did not wish
to hurt them, and he feared that he
might if not placed in the hands of
the authorities. Thinking that he
was insane he was today brought be
fore the board and upon examination
found only to be sulTering from the
pain in Irs ear. and was discharged.
After medical treatment he appeared
to be in his perfect mind and returned
h mie with his family.
Building Snow Plow.
Lvidently the Hurlington is pre
paring itself for snow drifts this win
ter and for clearing the track in short
order. The local shops are now build
ing a snow plow that is much larger
and with numerous improvements
over the old style. It is so built as to
throw the snow on each side of the
track, and will be equipped with a
pair of trucks, thus facilitating the
handling of the monster plow. We
understand that several of the mon
ster shovels will be constructed in
tlie cuMise of time.
The Pride cf Plattsmouth.
Aiiee Iovey. since her performance
;in The Land of Nod," has been
rightly christened "The Pride of
i Plattsmouth. " A sweeter or in every
j way more charming L'irl is scarcely
seen in musicaicomedy. Tlie "Pride's"
sister, Kthel, is also in the running
with a big P. Omaha World-IIerald.
Carpenter Goes to Pen.
Sheriff McPride took young Carpen
ter, who was sentenced at the last
term of court to one year in the peni
tentiary for disposing of mortgaged
property, to Lincoln this morning.
The sheriff was accompanied by Ed.
DEPUTY COUNTY CLERK
D. C. Morgan Receives His Appointment
and Papers Filed ta that Effect With
the County Clerk.
A GOOD MAN FOR THE POSITION
Mr. Rcsencrans Arranging to Remove to
Plattsmouth in a Fe Days.
While t h.- Journal !
J wei! sat isti. i! ilii' I i
. i.i- ; i pre: ty
M oiyan w ould
I he s.-!eeT.-d v
'. l. 1,','Seiicr.l.iS as
i k, we have not been
deputy conn! y c
sure of f he fact until Saturday.
Th" appointtie-nt is now a !i..-d fact
and Mr. Morgan has received and tiled
papers to that eilect with the present
county clerk. Mr. Itosenciaiis has
been very busily engaged at his home
in Khnwood preparing to remove to
Plaltsinout h, and has had but little
time to pay to the duties of the oftiee to
which he has been elected. He is
making his arrangements to move here
in a few days where he will remain
permanently and prepared to enter
upon the discharge of his duties as
county clerk on the 4th day of Janu
ary. The Journal congratulates Mr. lios
encrans upon his wise selection of an
assistant, and we are very well satis
fied that he has made no mistake.
Mr. Morgan has resided in Platts
mouth for many years. In fact, he
has lived here all his life. He is a
brother of the late lamented Frank J.
Morgan, and is a model citizen. His
qualifications are tirst-class in every
respect, affable to a fault, and will
prove faithful to the trust reposed in
him. The Journal also congratulates
Cleli in thus being favored by Mr.
Druggists who sell patent medicines
known to contain alcohol, have been
given until April 1, liXXi, to take out
government retail liquor dealers' li
censes of $25 per annum. Some time
ago Commissioner Yerkes of the in-
I ternal revenue department issued an
! order to collectors to require the pay
ment of this tax on or before Decem
P.ecause chemists have not yet com
pleted the testing of all proprietary
remedies offered for sale, the time for
taking out license has been extended,
and no proceedings against will be en
acted until April 1. The notice sent
out by Commissioner Yerkes gives the
names of eleven patent medicines
which have been tested, and which
druggists are forbidden to sell with
The ruling of Commissioner Yerkes
also will put a stop to the sale of
patent medicines by peddlers. They
will not be permitted to sell remedies
for "chills and fevers," under any cir
cumstances. It is the intention of
the department to call a halt in the
promiscuous sale by venders of malts,
tonics and other beverages which con
tain alcoholic stimulants. Druggists
and grocers alone will be permitted to
offer such stuff for sale, and then only
after taking out retail licenses
Crows Spread Hog Cholera.
The farmers southeast of Louisville,
Neb., are fearing an epidemic of hog
cholera. Several farmers have lost
quite a number of hogs. They are do
ing all in their power to check the
They say their worst enemy is the
black crow. The crows visit their hog
yards, alight on hogs and in the yard,
and leave the germs of disease that
they have carried from afflicted yards.
Those who lose their hogs by this'
disease, are burning them so that the
crows may not carry the germs to
Is After More Cattle.
A. S. Will left Tuesday morning
for Omaha, and from there he expects
to go to Ienver. Colo., where he
placed a bid some f:.nv days ago for a
lot of feeding calves, and today ho re
ceived a message that they were there
waiting for him. Mr. Will says that
calves are a scarce article these days.
He has been able to find all the year
lings he can use. but calves are hard
to get. Only a few weeks ago he ship
ped over two hundred head from
Engine Leaves Track.
Cuite a number of men went from
here to Oreapolis this morning to
assist in replacing a derailed freight
engine, that had left the track at that
place during the night. No damage
was done whatever, they were simply
backing up and the wheels left the
rails, and no trains were delayed by
The Weeping Wat er elopers, spoken
of in the Journal of yesterdav, landed
in Council Plulls where they a ere suc
cessful hi seeming a marriage license.
e note in the Council Plulls depart
ment of the )maba Pee of this morn
ing in the list oflho.se licensed to wed
the names as follows: orville .
)gden, Avium, Neb., aged Jo. and
MyrtleTimblin, W.-epine Water. Neb.,
aged Is. Now the next thing in order
will be the vourir eoup!,. returning
home and receiving the forgiveness ot
t h" oid folks, and 1 he set ! im down to
business. It was eer thus.
HE CAN PLACE THEM
! Stale Superintendent McBrien Has Teach-
kg Positions fcr 100 Persons.
I State Superintendent McPrien has
j informed the Lincoln News that Ion
teaching positions for high school
graduates with a normal amount of
common sense, lie says that there
are that many places open in the west
ern counties. The salaries range from
.;. to $40 a month. Only persons
with high school education need apply
since the schools are well supplied
with all the minor talent for which
room can be found.
The state superintendent lays much
stress on the need for common sense
as one of the prime requisites after a
high school training. He insists that
school teachers should at least have
the equipment given by such a course,
and believes that, even without any
experience, if they have common sense,
they can quickly become efficient in
structors. Recently he issued a circular letter
to the county superintendents of the
state informing them that in some
sections there is a surplus of teaching
talent, while in other places teachers
are needed. He laid emphasis on the
fact that a high school training should
be regarded as the minimum equip
ment, eve: where the teachers have
been without experience. lie prefers
them to experienced pedagogues, whose
educational training has not gone be
yond the eighth grade. He designates
the latter by the expressive name of
"school-keepers," and not teachers.
The constant aim of the department
has been to raise the educational stan
dard of teachers, but he had never be
fore ventured to question publicly the
expediency of using eighth grade grad
uates, where others could not be
secured. The fact that he now openly
criticises such instruction is regarded
as evidence that he believes that all
of the rural schools can recruit their
instructional forces from the ranks of
those better equipped intellectually.
His present attitude indicates his
hope that the standards of the rural
schools can be raised from year to year.
Two years ago the state department
had difficulty in supplying the demand
with even mediocre teachers. Now
the number has increased to such an
extent that the selective process can
be resorted to and those who have not
taken the pains to add to their educa
tional equipment are being crowded
out. As the number of able instruc
tors increases and they find places in
the schools, the weakest ones will be
According to the view of the state
superintendent this program need not
work any great injustice, since the
normal and high schools offer the
efficient one opportunities to improve.
The new certification law is in line
with that plan of action raising the
standard by insuring certainty and
uniformity in the grading of examina
Looking For Brother.
Miss Lucy Kicker, of this city, is
trying to locate her brother, whom
she has not seen for fourteen years.
It seems her mother died when they
were young and the father married
again, and she and her brother,
Chester, were given to their grand
mother, because the step-mother did
not like children. After a time the
father came and took her brother, who
was then six years of age. away and
placed him in the care of a farmer
near this city and afterwards he was
sent to the children's home at Omaha,
and since then she lias never heard a
word from him. The young lady is
alone in the world, and she is anxious
to locate her brother, who is the only
relative for whom she cares. Miss
Kicker is at present employed by the
Faultless Caster Co.. and is a few years
younger than her brother. She has
written to the Omaha home for infor
mation concerning the w hereabouts of
the brother and hopes to be able to
locate him so they can spend their
Christmas day together, the first time
since they were tots and their mother
was alive. Nebraska City News.
A STUDY FOR TAXPAYERS
The State Loses Out on the Bartley
j Bond Case.
! At. last the end has arrived. In its
(arrival the state is the ioser.f over
.V.i I, odd. The noted slate treasurer
I Pan lev bond case was disposed of yes
terday in t he supreme court, in favor
of the bondsmen. n four occasions
I the cas. had been before t he supreme
j court and each time reversed. The
: defalcations o! Mart lev lias for years
been a sore spot u pon the ad m i n ist ra
! tioii r,f the affairs of the ...state. Tie
! suit was lirsl instituted in I .' ii;l:is
county in 1-''T. and for eight w ars or
more has been pending in tie- cunts.
The final termination of the case at
this time without t he state recovering
its money, is the result of negligent
management of the case on behalf of
the state. It appears that the amount
of evidence taken at the last trial re
quired two volumes of exceptions and
that the certitication by the trial
court of t he evidence as a part of the
record did not refer to both the vol
umes, hence the supreme court could
not see its way clear to permit the
evidence to remain in the case and
without the evidence, the decision of
the lower court was affirmed. Of
course the people in general will not
relish the situation of having over
another half million of dollars to make
up in taxes. If it isn't one thing it is
always something else that is con
tinually adding to the burden of taxa
tion. One would naturally suppose
that with the rapid increasing of the
wealth of the state, that the rate of
taxation would decrease. Put such is
not the case. It is to be hoped that
some day the people will wake up and
see that more practical, competent
and economical men are placed in po
sitions of honor and trust.
IN THE MILLS COUNTY
A Suit in Which Cass County People are
Very Much Interested.
Action has been filed in the district
court of Millsconnty, Iowa, in which
I). W. DeLashmutt of Mills county,
Iowa, is plaintiff, and Nettie J. Con
ner, Clay Conner and Jacob Lu ft an:
The action to recover the amount of
$727. Oik on a promissory note given by
Mrs. Conner, and her husband, bear
ing date of April 1;7, and that to
secure the payment of this amount
which also bears per cent interest, a
mortgage was executed by Mrs. Net tie
J.Conner on her property in Pacific
Jacob Luft, one of the defendants
in the matter, it seems, holds a junior
and inferior mortgage on the same i ioe pa . iy i o w no i.ne young ieuow
property, made so by the written ! s"lfJ or Pawned ithese art icles will !. t
terms thereof. The plaintiff asks for!llim know he will repay him for the
a foreclosure of his mortgage and a
decree making the mortgage of Luft
or his equities therein subject to and
inferior to plaintiff 's mortgage and his
rights therein, and that Luffs
interests in said property be barred as
to plaintiff's rights in the proceedings.
Mr. and Mrs. Conner reside in Elm
wood, this county and Jacob Luft lives
in this city, and defendants are cited
to appear and defend their interests
in said court on the :0th day of
Jacob Luff s claim against Mr. and
Mrs. Conner is also for borrowed money
secured by note and mortgage on the
Fine Red Polls.
Luke L. Wiles was in town Satur
day evening and in conversation with
him in regard to his herd of line Ked
Poll cattle he tells us that they are in
rnier condition this year than ever be-j
fore, he has many line animals and is
shipping quite a number. A few days i
ago he sold a line young bull to (1. W, !
Uoldredge of the B. M. that was
shipped to his big ranch at Sheridan, j
Wyo. This is the .second animal that j
Mr. Holdrege has purchased the past
few months, which certainly demon
strates tlie fact that he is well pleased
with the stock bred by Mr. Wiles.
Mr. Wiles has a number of big west ern
feeders figuring with him in regard to
his cattle, w hich will probably termi
nate in the sale of several more tine
sneci mens during the w inter.
Diphtheria at Etmwood.
Speaking of the cases of diphtheria
in Elm wood which has detained Coun
ty Clerk-elect Kosencrans closely at
his home, the Leader-Eoho says: "Two
more cases of diphtheria broke out
last week, Nora Kosencrans and Ilar
ley C.reeson coming down with the
disease. Anti-toxin was used in both
cases and the patients are doing fine.
Both families will be released from
quarantine next week.''
'OWNERS CLAIM PROPERTY
Stolen Horse and Saddle Recoered By
Tie- supposed borsethief, who was
detected hi t bis city estetda uion -iiii.'
hv Peter I'reese, has I" en practi
cally n. dent ilied as a paioled convict
Iron, Missouri. The man is still at
laiL'e and the police ,u making
efforts to appn lien, I Platts
ino'i'ii and 1 1' ,i 1 1 n-mi points have been
not iticd ot t he man's . scape and tur
. 1 1 i ic I wiili a I esc i i pt i' a i.
! i i l.oti' a ul I.. ;.'o.v,tl,
Mail land. Mo., were in t he cil v
iiioi iiin- - and esl a bi islied their uw nei
slii p t o t he horse and saddle I -; t l v
the horse hi ter at t,,. Iicse stables
A reward offered for the hois.-
was paid to Mr. I'reese. The Mis
souri men stated that thev were more
eager to locale the thief than the
stolen property. They identilied the
man who brought the horse here as
one Smith, a man with a three years'
sentence ;it the Missouri penitentiary
who had been released on narole
j Loi)tr ;uul uwictt Ji;iVe returned to
, Mait landl-Nebraska City Tribune,
Mr. Hensley, who has been in tlie
city a few days representing a cutlery
company, and takingorders for pocket
knives, gave the Journal a call last
evening. The young man, who he had
with him, has been in his employ for
about two weeks, and did not dream
of ids being the scoundrel he proved
himself to be. He says that he went
to the Perkins House for his grips and
took them to the new bakery on
Sixth street, where they were taking
their meals. He placed them under
the counter, and went up stairs for a
few moments, in the meantime the
young man entered the bakery and
went behind the counter and opened
the valise which contained among
other things a watch and revolver be
longing to Hensley. When he came
down stairs Mr. Ahlruptold him whal
had occurred during his absence. IP
started out immediately to hunt up
the young man, but failed totindhim.
lie then truthfully surmised that the
young man had decamped. Mr. Hen
sley says from what he is able to learn
the articles taken were eit her pawned
or sold to parties in thiscity. as t he
young fellow he knew did not. have but
a ten cent piece in the morning, and
he is known to have taken the tram
here for Nebraska City. Two weeks
ago Mr. Hensley picked the fellow up
in South Dakota, and be did not have
a cent, nor even a place to eat. and
sleep, and offered him this job. This
demonstrates a true case of misplaced
money invested, and a little
he demands it .
A Jolly Time.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Will
Thomas, seven miles west of Platts
mouth vvas a scene of merriment
Saturday night. Everyone came
masked, and there was all kinds of
funny people in the crowd. Some
of the characters were Cypsy, Japan
ese, Sailor Hoys, Happy Hooligans,
Frost Queen. Kough Kider. Police
man, etc. The evening was spent in
dancing and the girls and boys all took
part in a grand march, alter which
they unmasked and the ladies chf.se
their partners for lunch. A prize was
given for the b-'.st dressed, and Ceorge
Merger was t he lucky one. An elegant
two course luncheon was served and
after The clock had struck the hour of
midnight the guests departed, all de
ciaring tlie occasion to be one of the
i jolliest they had ever attended.
A Question of Jurisdiction.
In the supreme court yesterday the
case of the state against the (Jiain
! Association was submitted on demur
I rer to the petition without oral argu
j ment. It is said that there are so
j many attorneys in the case, that for
j each of them to make only a short
argument, many days would be con
sumed. There are only two law pro
positions presented, i. e. the jurisdic
tion of the court to maintain the kir.d
i of an action instituted and which of
the many anti-trust laws applies to
I the case. It is quite evident they are
very thoroughly argued and presented
without any oral argument as over one
hundred and tifty pages of printed
briefs have been filed on both sides.
Lee Applegate, of I'nion. was in
Plattsmouth last evening, driving as
far as Mynard, and from there conn
ing in on foot. Lee says the M. P.
train was late and he did not have
time to wait for them. He beat t he
Powered by Open ONI