Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 8, 1906)
VLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, TIIUKSDAY, FKUIUAKYN, VMM).
JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY
Short Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined
Fir tie Headers of the Jismal.
Th nnntiMiit drip of wtr
am nwav the Imr.tsl strttie
Anl Uie lovrr who keeps nsliiiiit
May-twin tier as hltw-.
But itmnti wlio boitsis forr-wir
fthe tlilnxs Im means m tlo
Will, unless linnet. In-only.
The nearer a man (rets to fame the
smaller it looks.
Oar Idea of a miserable man is a
miser who is in love.
Truth is stranger thir. fiction to the
average married woman.
Time Is money, but tt's better to le
in a hurry than broke. . "buying of traveling fakes. 'Our old
Onlv one kind of women do not care'i friend says he will never tve guilty of
for pretty clothes--dend ones.
It is never worth while to make low;
to a girl If she is sure you mean it.
Man hopes for tl host, but woman
linsists on having swothing better.
A great many people never yield to
temptation if they arc not tempted.
Whenamanln iovehas the tooth
ache his misery lits reached the httolt.
Some people imagine that they re
nover talked about because they rjcr
It takes a widow to make a bachelor
believe that he the first man hc
A woman is ower satisfied utitil
her husband is rated in the society
If some men in ti'nis town were paid
according to their worth they would
die of starvation.
Tne greatest eiriosky of the .age
noa iiorA In i'laUsmouth a man 'ho
tells his wife all hk secrets.
Some women rcight be considered
.peaches if they were careful to dwtri
bute the bloom more evenly.
The "all-cowards day" will sooa ibc
here the th of (F ebruary. That's
the day they get in their work
Last Sunday was knottier "dry ooc"
for the boys, and those who laid in .a
supply the night before were in evi
dence. Our idea of a good -salesman is ac
who can make a customer want what
he sees when he doesn't see what foe
Home people late er.coptions at tldv.
column because they think we are j
some whot personal. If the shoe don't j
lit don't wear it.
fiomemcnare so uecl:ing in their
transactions that tliey .dare not look j
an honest man in tho face a,-: they pass j
by. 1 on can ahvay tell them. !
A woman may lot bo able to con-1
vinoc a man that he is mistaken, hut!
she can prove to his Nitisfiy-.tinn that and by order of the attending pliysi
it is foolish to argue with tl.e fair sex. oian quarantine was est-a'dishei by
What is more disuliiijj than to see
ayoung limn strutting up ai;d down
the street with the air of a million
aire, and you know lie has not a .penny
in his pocket?
"Jiiek the Hugger," it seems, from
report, is again applying hi avocation
in the west part or the city. Jt l'rks
strange that Jack does not try his
work in .other .localities. Can jt lie
that Jaek is a niiilh anyway?
There will be a total eclipse of the
moon Thursday night at 10:M p. m.
This will afford the young people a
splendid e.xje fwc setting up with
their solid fellows a little later than
usual witlwuta 'kit&" from the old
There Is no use talking you can't
keep a hypocrite down. The more he
acts the scoundrel tlie more he is liked,
iC he has money t contribute to the
church. Fifty years ago a hypocrite
was considered worse than a horse
thlcf. Tlie weather for the past few days
has been a little too cool for the
'knocker" to ply his avocation on the
street coi ners, so he loafs around the
stores absorbing the heat that some
one else pays for, and puts in a "knock "
occasionally when he can get anyone
to listen to his foul mouth slurs.
If you have a grudge, never permit
it to ripen and grow old. Have it out
like a man and then wipe It from the
tablets of your memory, take your
enemy by the hand and start afresh.
Life Is too short to permit men to
make maniacs of themselves brooding
over fancied and real grievances.
There Is ono or two married men In
this old town that necdsa little watch
ing. They think they are very sly In
their manuevering with some single
irlrls. Hut one of them stopped pretty
suddenly the other night when step-
Inu out from his hiding place and ap
proached the wrong woman He re
c Ived a slap right equare in the face
You could hear it across the street
You better believe he will be more
rnrntnl hereafter. Served him right.
Oat Trill Enough for Him.
Orte of the Journal's farmei friends
was In the city Saturday and purchased
quite a bill of groceries of one of our
merchants. He told us that about
two months ago he gave an order to a
traveling representative of a grocery
Brm in Omaha. He said he thought
he wold just see what he could do.
Me ordered $20 worth, but that it was
not proportioned to suit him. He tc
ceived spices enough to last him tor
ten years. He remarked that the bill
he purchased here came to abir.'t the
same amount. He got granulated
tagar for a cent less on the pound than
'lie diil of the Omaha house, and the
sume on all other articles. Here is
another lesson for those wlo Insist on
doing such a trick again, mid told us
to go after the fakers good and hard.
A VERY NARROW ESCAPE
Wallace Philpot Met WKJs .a Very Painful
Accident Yesterday Iternoon.
FEELS VERY THANKFUL !T!S NO WORSE
As It Was the Little Tot of Hie Right Fort
Was Taken Off.
MrititAV, Xkb., Feb. Jst, llKiO (Spe
cial to the Journal About 4 o'clock
this afternoon, Walhvje l'hilpot met
with a very painful soclde.nt, In which
he experienced a iihtoiw escape frorr.
loosing his life. He wu-s assisting ir.
the work around a running shredder,
and had occasion to flaws to the top of
the machine, when the -casing gave
way with Ids weight wild let him fall
into the "works." lie wiw not rescue
until after the "bunar" ihad torn oif
his overshoe, and cutoactoe from his
The accident happoneii nt the Wil
son (Jilmore place, oigltC .miles south
west or Murray, and while the results
were not of a serious natiurc, the op
portunity was cerUhiiy rifcrcd for the
voung man to loose his life.
Scarlet Fever East o Town.
Last, week there were -Cloeovered
c.i.st of town three owes of sickness
which at that time had evory indica
tion of being scarlet, fever, hut as there
was then a bare possibility of 'lije
Ledger making an crroin-vms report of
the nature of the disease we awaited
further informalion. in a short time
tie iiyinptoms became unmistakable,
There were three of the case;, of
which the worst was the daughter of
Neoiv.v i'.veiett. and for av.iiie the
little girl's condition was quite seri
ous. Tite other pat ients wore a sou
of Win Youtiker and a son A John
Batou, hut those two casts were of
milder forwc, and all of the children
are convalescent and no indication
that other ues will develop. The
people of that neighborhood are tj be
congratulated on account of theJr
.good judgment la taking precauUoa
Co prevent tlie disease spreading, tlie
schools In districts 11 and 12 being
loscd temporarily and the families
taking care to obserte the quarantine.
Oldest Official lo Cats County.
IL F. Swanback, of Greenwood, is in
the city Monday attending to some
business matters. Mr. Swanback Iscon-
stable of Salt Creek precinct, and
bears the distinction of being the old
est official of that class in the state.
being ninety-one years of age, and Is as
spry as many a man at sixty. He serv
ed In two foreign wars In his native
country of Germany, and In the civil
war In this country, and from the
looks of the gentleman he would be al
most able to pass through another. He
can read without the aid of glasses
most any newspaper printed, and is In
everyway able to look after the duties
of the otllce he holds. Jt Is certainly a
blessing to enjoy such ripe old age as
Mr. Swanback does.
Doubtful as to Residence.
Among the proceedings of the dis
trict court of Lancaster comity,. --Tni
Lincoln Saturday, the Journal says:
"Minnie Yenner did not secure a di
vorce from L'dward I). Yenncr.bccausc
the court seemed In doubt whether
her legal residence is hi Lancaster or
Cass county. She said she lives here,
but she often visits her parents at F.a
gle. Her case was submitted for con
blent on by the court."
tail.- Ilettli; ol Stockholders Last
NlgM Wis Urgtlj Itleiiti.
CQMPAW 'IN A PROSPEROUS CONDITIO!
Ten Per Cent. Dividend tectarcd end
Stockholders Well Pleated With
The annual meeting of the titock
helders of tho l'lattsinouth Telephone
company occurred Monday night at the
head(iuarters of the company In the
telephone building in this city. The
following otllcers and 'directors were
il'resldcnt-T. K. Parmdc.
'Vice President C. C Parmele.
Secretary J. N. Wise.
General Manager aod treasurer T.
I)lrectors-T. K. Parmele, C. C. l'ar
mele, T. H. Pollock, C. il. 'Smith, Ed
win Jcary, J. II. Davis, Br. J. M. Kce
ley, D. J. Pittman, and II. F. Swan
back. The report of Secretory Wise showed
the company to he hm most prosper
ous condition tlie business of 1005
having Increased SO per cent over that
of 11H)4. The company now owns and
operates eleven exchanges with 1800
telephones and over two hundred lirst
class toll lines, owning the exchange
at South Omaha and toll lines from
that city to Lincoln and on west,
and Nebraska Citv on the south. The
company will soon connect at South
Omaha with the Council Bluffs hide-
pendent telephone system and thus
! reacn iuo,uoo innepencioni loiepuouus
'in western Iowa. Tbi will mean a
j large Increase of business KtMiuth Om
aha, as mis lowa territory snip an
their stock to that point, -and as Coun-
sM IllulTs is quite a wivolesale center a
great deal of business wVI go over jthc
independent lines to the KluITs whole
The Plattsinotitli Telephone com
pany Is now connected v.ttih the capi
tal city and nearly every town in Ne
braska except Omaha, aed have ulsc
connections with St. Joseph and Kan-
sail City, so that they hive a very ev
tended toll service.
i he usual 10 percent u i:l"inl was
declared, and the stK:kholders ex
pieced llieuiselves very n?uch pleased
with the management of the eompuny
ami its future prospects.
An rjnor Most Worthily Bcfctcwcd.
At, the meeting of the board of edu
cation Monday night Superintendent
House was re-elected for t he coming
year. At the suggestion of S'.ute Su-
perintendeiit McHrien, and ctHisider
ingthe fact, that Mr. Rouse has had
no increase in .salary for three suoct-s-tsive
years, the hoard decided to send
him to the National Association of
Superintendents which meet at Louis
vlile, Ky., the last .of this month. Mr.
McJirien declares this a more ImtMtrt
antivneeting for superintendents than
the national association that meets In
1 Former Cltlzei Dead.
J. J. Hcln, father of J. i. Heln, jr.,
of this city, died at the home of his
sou, George, In Council Bluffs, la., on
Sunday, February 4, liKM, at the ad
vanced age ct 87 years. The deceased
was at one time a resident of Platts
mouth, at which time he was In the
employ of the Ji. & M. railroad com
pany. Ills wife died about twelve
years ago, but three daughters and rive
sons survive him. The funeral will
occur tomorrow at Corning, la. The
deceased will be remembered by many
in this city as being a splendid citizen
and a good kind husband and father.
"Grandma" Wolfe Dead.
Mrs. Henry Wolfe, who since lHi.T
has been living In Liberty precinct,
Cass county, died last, night of heart
failure, after a short illness. She was
born In Indiana, April .'10, 1.U; was
married to Mr. Wolfe, and was the
mother of twelve children, eight of
whom are still living. She was a de
vout member of tho Mcthodlstchurch,
was called "grandma" by every ono In
Uial .vslyhljorhond and was loved by
all. Her death will be mourned by a
large circle of friends. Nebraska City
Have you been betrayed by piiTtfes
of quacks, swallowed pills and hot "fd
mcnicine wuuout results except V
damaged stomach To those we ouV
I Ilollister's llocky Mountain Tea. .1j
cents Goring & Co.
THE COAL PROBLEM AGAIN
Wlf Not Raise t Few Dollars for the
Purpose of Prospecting tor "Dusty
SOME FOND HOPES MIGHT BE REALIZED
It Will Only Take a Few Dollars and a Lit'
tie Work to Satisfy Cur Belief.
They have organized a company
down at l''alls City for the purpose of
boring for coal, and the Indications
are that prospectors are going to meet
with success. This fact reminds the
Journal that a year orsoago evidences
of coal was discovered on the Thomas
farm, south of Plattsmoiah, and for a
few weeks our people were consider
ably worked-up on the matter, and at
that time there was strong talk of or
ganizing prospecting company. Hut
all of a sudden the excitement died
out and that was the last of It. There
Is no use of talking about this matter
now, unless we can possible wake up
our people to the extent of raising a
few dollars to know positively whether
this was really a false alarm or other
wise. There has Itcen b.t little coal dis
covered under Nebraska soil, hut that
does not prove that it is not Imbedded
down deep into hovels of the earth.
If there Is coal discovered In lilchard-
son county, does it not look to reason
that, there is coal Ir, these hills around
Plattsmouth? Have we ever made the
proper efforts to satisfy ourselves?
And would it not e n paying invest
ment to prospect for the same? These
are questions that we should consider, ;
and it Is not going to take any large
amount of money lo do so.
If the Falls City company are suc
cessful In their efforts In finding a pay
ing vein of coal, the Journal would
.ahnost.bet the editor's existence on
rml'A that among the hills around
Plattsmouth coal In e. much larger
quantity can be found. These sugges
tions cost the business n.en of the city
nothing whatever, and we give them
In the hope that t'.iey may don their
"thinking caps," and determine
among themselves as to whether it
would not. pay to investigate the mat
ter with the dawn of spring.
Listen to this report from Falls
City: "In order to further satisfy
I heinselves as to whet her t he coal was
I here in iei til' iua;-titics, ct her holes
were sunk and in each instance the
coal was found. In addition lo this
lead and zinlc were also discovered.
The parties have tiled leases in the
county recorder's otlice covering a I nun.
acre tract of land and are making ar
rangements to get more. 1 he people
of the city are jubilant over the pros
pect and should it, prove true what
now seems apparent, a:i:ple capital
will be available for its development
to the fullest extent."
(i. A- Lovcland, of the L'nited States
weather bureau, has issued a state
ment of facts concerning February In
Tiie records of observations extends
back twenty-four years. It shows the
mean or normal temperature of the
month to be Zi degrees. Thls,of course,
includes the small hours of the night,
which are the coldest, but come at a
time when most people are in bed and
do not feel their frigidity. The warmest
February was that of IH'.Hl, with a nor
mal temperature of .If degrees. The
coldest was In 1SXI, with an average of
I.J. The highest temperature regis
tered was on February Hit, IWMi, when
the thermometer stood at !. The low
est was 2ii below zero, on February 11,
A pine Store Room.
M. Fangcr, the department store
man, has taken a lease on the Weten
kamp building, adjoining his present
place of business on the west, and
where he has been carrying on the
clothing business for the past few
months, and today the carpenters are
engaged In rearranging the shelving
and cutting an archway between the
two rooms, also taking out the parti.
Hon In the rear In order to give him
ample room to display t tie large sin s
of goods bought for the spr.ng I rade.
Mr. Fangcr believes In keeping iii
with the procession, and hi some case-
ho takes the lead. WIumi the repurs
und changes now under headway an
completed The Department Store will
have one of tho finest rooms hi the
A Dangerous Experiment
John Am has been having a very
serious time tho past week, the result
of a peculiar accident. Last Saturday
he attempted to clean out a Hue by
putting a small quiintity of powder In
the stove, and the explosion came with
much more force than he anticipated,
blow lug op.m the stove door and the
blaze went up his sleeve 'nstead of up
the Hue. Mr. Ams right arm was
severely burned, and although It was
quite painful there was no fear of any
thing serious until some) line later,
when blood poison followed, and for
two days his condition caused alarm.
He Is getting along nicely, with every
Indication that he will soon be "good
as new," but he will admit t hat a per
son never gels too old lo learn a new
trick. - I ' n ion Ledger.
AFTER THIRTY YEARS
Two Old Ladies Meet Who Were Playmates
In the Fatherland 75 Years Ago.
Mrs. James Clark, from Concordia,
Kansas, anil her aged neither, Mrs.
Prolo, from Michigan, are enjoying a
visit at the home of Mrs. Joseph
Warga, whose mother, Mrs. Hermann,
and Mrs. Prolohavc not met for thirty
Mrs. Prolo and Mrs. Hermann were
playmates hi Cermany seventy-live
years ago, which makes this meeting
the more enjoyable. It Is a beautiful
sight to see these old ladles, after
thirty years of separat Ion, sitting side
by side talking of the scenes of their
early childhood, of their Joys and
sorrows, during the years gone hy,
both realizing the fact that this w
be their last meeting In this life, for
they are both eighty years of age.
Having reached more than the allot
ed years of average womanhood, they
seem to be in the enjoyment of cxci
lent health for their age, and hid fair
to live several years longer. May they
do so, Is the prayer of the Journal.
How a Canard Travels.
The Lincoln Journal of Monday
s'lys: "A lonely night operator in
a railroad depot somewhere on the
plains of South Dakota Hashed over
tho wires of t hat road Sunday morn-
lug after the newspapers had gone to
press three words: 'Roosevelt is a-isas-
sinated. I he rumor traveled into
Sioux City during the morning, drift
ed down to Omaha over lie- wires of
the luialia road, reached Lincoln soon
after, and by telephone w as w idely cn
c.ulafed. The Western I'nion Tele
graph company knew nothing of the
story. The potal had not heard of il..
The Ass.tciated press was in the dark,
hut. the operator on the plains ot
South Dakota had started a stoiy that
traveled fast . Jtwas had news, ani
because of t hat it covered much dis
tance. . When the night Associated
press wire began business last evening
Sioux City was asking the Omaha of
fice of the news company about, the
rumor and Omaha denied ( hat there
was anything in it. h'arly in the ev
ening The Journal received several In
quiries by telephone and the story was
New Air Compressor.
Tlie Have.lock Times says: "The
new air compressor has been received
and unloaded last Friday. It is 2H0
horse power and is of the Ingersoll
Scrgent make. The old compressor
was only 130 horse power and was
entirely Inadequate to supply the
Increasing demands of the shops. Two
carloads of crushed stone, a carload of
sand and a carload of cement have
been received to lie used In construct
ing the base for the compressor. This
base measures 20xJi) feet and Is eight
feet thick. The engine will thus be
placed on an immense rocker solid
concrete of the dimentions mentioned
to w hich It will be fastened by big Iron
rods which will be secured on the
bottom of the base by broad plates of
steel. The compressor supplies air
power for many machines all over the
shops. ; 1 lie new engine to run the
compressor was received several days
igo. Among other new machinery re
ceived arc two turning lathes, which
are tho largest now !n the shops; also
i wo new steel drills. These have been
installed In the machine shops."
Farmer Loses Thumb.
L W. Hiickingham, who lives at
Hart lei t, l,i., wbHcdragging pole wood
out of ih-tunoer with one horse last
Siuiid.it, siooped tu arrange I lie
chain when the le-rse Jumped suddenly
aii'lthc thumb of llueklngham's left
hand caowi-t in Hie hook. Tho man
a;is d'ugit i s ine thirty rods Ik fore
lie caught a si uuip with ids free hand.
IDsihiiinh w us Merd at the first
ONEWAY OF HURTING TOWN
And Also One Way of Discouraging Stran
gers Who Come Here to Locate.
ALL SUCH PRACTICES SHOULD CEASE
Ho City Ever Prospered by Such Eagerness
For Selling Property.
A true illustration or "how to kill a
town" has been fully demonstrated
within the past few weeks, which real'
ly needs ventilating by mure than sim
ply a passing not Ice. A tl rm of busi
ness men who recently came hero and
expended about tl.fyiou or JO.OOO for a
st ock of goods, were the very ones to
remark that such actions was a grand
mistake, and had they known that
there were so many Pluttsmouth peo
ple who desired to sell out. they most
certainly would have given the town
the "go-by" and located elsewhere.
This has been too much the caso for
the benefit of liattsmoiifh. How many
strangers who have thus been discour
aged from locating here, Is hard to tell.
Such rushing to sell propert y to every
newcomer would undoubtedly discour
age his satanlo majesty from stopping
In Plattsmouth. The new tlrm Just
located here have been visited by doz
ens of people who desired to sell their
property. Such actions have discour
aged them from purchasing residence
properly at any price.
When st rangers enter a town, and
are on the lookout, for a local Ion, there
Is nothing m disgusting to him ns to
be visited by half a dozen or more who
are anxious to sell them t heir property.
People who have the best Interests of
the town at heart would not do this,,
because they know It discourages new
comers. Don't do It. Nine, cases out
of ten a man who comes here lo locate
is going to look over town to see if lie
can liud the kind of property he wants,
and ir It suits and the price, also suits
him he will buy. You can't sell hint,
something he don't want, and what's
the use in trying' Now, supposing
such a break had been made on the
gentlemen composing this linn before
they had purchased tlie stock of good-i
do you t liink I hey would haw located
here' Not much.
There is no doubt in our mind t hat
there has already been a number of
people who Vi-.it I'd this ey for the
purpose to mak" it their homes who
have met such fellows as above related
and have left town simply on account
J of the rush t n. sell property. When a
I st ranger liist enters town he hiiinedi
j ately hunts up a real estate u.aii to see
i what In- lias listed. A purchaser a!-
most invariably buys of such parties If
: In- buys at all. Stop t his "grand rush"
on everyone who comes here to look
around, and if you want to sell your
MisM-sions put tlie same Into the
hands of those persons who know how
tosell It. Such rushes dlscouragestran-
gersand they generally result with no
one selling and the prospective citizen
going to some other town where peo
ple arc not so anxious to sell out.
Tlie Initial meeting and banquet of
the state association of Obcrllnalumnl
and students will be held at the Lln
dell Tuesday evening. President IL
King of Oberlin will be present for
the occasion and will give one of tho
chief toasts, responding to "Oberlln's
Ideals for the Twentieth Century."
He will be the guest of Dr. M. A. Hul-
lock during his stay. Eleven or twelvo
graduates and about llfty former stu
dents of Oberlin are now llvinu In
Lincoln. Tlie meeting for organiza
tion will bo held In the parlors at"
o'clock and will be followed by tho
banquet, a program of toast and
music Lincoln Journal. JudgeTravIs
and wife of this city will be present
upon that occaslou. Mrs. Travis
formerly lived In Oberlin, Ohio, and is
a staunch friend of the college.
Is Marriage a Failure.
The question is often asked, Is mar
riage a failure' We say, no, If you
don't expect too much of It; but don't
run tho risk of trying to reform a man
after marriage. I n all probability you
will be disappointed If you do. If your
husband uses tobacco when you mar
ried him, the bible forbids curtain
lectures afterwards, for it says, "lie
Hint Is filthy, let htm be filthy still."
There Is a bright sldo to everything. If
you will only look till you tlnd It. If
your husband smokes, be thankful bo
don't chew; If ho smokes and chews
both, bo thankful lie don't drink; If he
does all three, be thankful he won't
Powered by Open ONI