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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 8, 1906)
n.ATTSMOUTII, XKH1IASKA, THURSDAY, MAIU'll S, UHH.
JOTTINGS FORJHE JOLLY
Short Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined
For thi Readers of the Journal.
Rverybod j works but the editor,
lltlonfs h round all dity.
Looking wise and sole urn -
Drawing tlie biggest pay:
Everybody else must bustle,
timing up the news
Hut tlio editor takes It easy
And never has the blues.
A little taffy Is apt to make silly peo
ple appear stuck up.
Usually the man who talks like a
philosopher acts like a child.
There's nothing cunning about the
toothache, even if it is acute pain.
Often a man casts a shadow over his
charitable acts by talklngabout them.
Never Judge the cigar a man gives
you by the price he claims to have
paid for it.
Watch for the Journal dollar. It
is moving right along among the busi
Every man wholivesln Plattsmouth
should be for Plattsmouth tirst, last
and ill I the time.
Don't uct discouraged. No man is
really down and out until the under
taker gets busy.
It matters but little what you
think of a man provided that you do
not think aloud.
Did you ever encounter a lazy man
who didn't attribute all bis trials and
tribulations to bad luck.
Although the dignified man may
not know much, he has to be very care
ful of what little he docs know.
Many a man thinks that taking a
lease on a front pew gives him a free
hold on a corner lot In Heaven.
Are we to have a street fair this
year? Don't all speak at once. Now
let the knocker begin his avocation.
Afferaman has acquired a certain
amount of wisdom he would rather
add to It than make a display of what
11 ale he has.
Isn't It strange, but nevertheless
very true, that when a policeman Is
.needed he is always at the other end
of the street?
Many a man who thinks he is marry
ing an angel may rind that she is
equipped with a pair of asbestos wings
a few months later.
We should all pull together for
Plattsmouth, remembering that
strong pull and a long pull brings
forth many good results.
Just think of a woman wearing a
rat in her hair, who would climb a
stepladder to prevent a mouse from
getting into her stocking.
There isn't much pleasure In being
honest simply for policy's sake. The
man who is really honest, Is so be
cause it is a pleasure to be honest.
There are a few young men in this
town who think they are "mashers,'
but some of these days they will get
their eyes open by a s-masli on the
e all need shoving along to Know
lust exactly "where we are at." Then
let's do a little shoving fur Platts.
Zealforacau.se should never blind
Its advocates to the fact that others
have rights which must be respected
Liberal thought must and will govern
A religion that isn't as good on week
days as it is on Sunday isn't good
enough to wad a muzzle loading shot
gun. The world Is atllicted with too
many Sunday christians.
The young man who stopped his sub
scription to the Journal because he
read an Item in this column he did not
like, certainly was hit pretty hard
Either this, or he show9 himself to be
A newspaper may say a dozen thing!
about a man and cause him to smile
all day, but let the paper pass one
deserved criticism on him and he'll
rush to the olllce and "stop" his paper
and cuss the editor for a whole week
Now Is the time to think about the
spring and summer. Are we to have
any entertainments to draw people to
Plattsmouth? Other towns are this
early thinking of 4th of July cclcbra
tlons. Let us do a little thinking
Ouite a number of good citizens
have left Plattsmouth In the past few
months to make their homes elsewhere
But not one of whom wa9 a knocker
Had they belonged to this class thel
departure would have been hailed
with Joy. But the knockers still hang
If a newspaper cannot occasionally
say a good word for the town In which
it Is published, It should cease Its
publication. If they are moulders of
something good, they should let the
people know what It Is. The Journal
is for Tlattsmouth and Is ready to
use Its columns In the Interests of all
enterprises that will benefit the old
RATHER A PECULIAR CASE
A Young Farmer of Near Pacific Junction
is Taken to the Insane Asylum.
IMAGINES HE HAS WRITTEN A SPEECH
And That His Brother In Denver Is Deliv
ering It and Thus Making Lots
Deputy SherllT Edwards of Mills
county, la., recently conveyed to the
asylum at Clarinda. a young farmer
from near Pacific Junction, and the
authorltlesof that Institution consider
it the most peculiar case of Insanity
they ever came across In all their ex
perience. The young man's name Is
G. P. Tlirapp, and Dr. Wltte, superin
tendent of the asylum, says that he
has never before known an insane per
son to admit his insanity and to make
an effort (such asThrapp does) to get
away from the one foolish subject that
has taken possession of his mind.
Tbrapp Imagines that he has written
a political speech ana that his Brother
living in Denver has been delivering
the speech, making lots of money out
of it but will not "divvy" up.
The brother came here from Denver
and tried to reason with the unfor
tunate man but to no avail. When
his brother told him there was no
ruth In the story and that he must
be mentally wrong, Thrapp admitted
as much and asked to be taken to a
doctor. At times the man will agree
with his friends that it Is all nonsense
about the speech and the money that
being kept from him. Then his
mind will revert back to this foolish
fancy that took possession of him some
weeks ago. Thrapp's mind was ap
parently all right till last November
when he was taken with typhoid fever
It may be only a temporary condition,
and as he is only HO years old, he may
n a few weeks have his reason re
A Clever Catch.
A traveling man saw a sign InaHor
ton store window, "IIS paid for HKM
pennies," and decided to pick up all
the BHXl pennies he could find, believ
ing them to be of value to coin collec
tors. The postmaster at Willis had
three pennies of the IWS date, and
these the traveling bought, paying Jl
each therefor. At last lie thought he
had made a shrewd bargain and tele
phoned to thellorton merchant to ask
ask how many pennies he would take
at II.) each. The merchant replied
that he would give Hi) for l,uo;i pen
nies just as often as anybody could get
that many pennies together, for he
would make $4.o:i every time. The
raveling man left town without even
asking for his money back.
THE OMAHA JAIL DELIVERY
Lively Little Scrap.
The Weeping Water Herald tells of
a lively little scrap that occurred in
that city a few clays ago which demon
strates the goose s hatred for red
'There was a lively little scrap on the
south side last Thursday, that came
near ending in a double tragedy. Only
for the timely Interference of a third
party, murder might have been com
mitted, and deep mourning, bitte
sorrow and woe prevail. As it is, the
anniversary of Iiluebeard Iloch's exe
cutlon will not be remembered by
those implicated as a date to stand
out in bold relief for sins done and not
forgiven, Mary, daughter of Docto
and Mrs. J. B. 1 1 ungate, while on he
way to school.clothcd in a red sweater,
was attacked by Girardet's goose.
Fiercely the tight waged, until Mary
retreated. In her haste she stumbled
and fell. (loose jumped on top of her,
trampled her, pecked her body, until
scream after scream brought a rescuer.
Guy Johnson caught old goose, tied red
ribbons to his legs, one around his
neck and turned him loose, skldoo.
Mary's clothes were bedaubed with
mud, and her body with generous
pinches from the goose's bill."
S THERE ANYTHING IN IT?
To Develop Oil Fields.
The Burlington railroad has placed
an order with the oil supply company
at Omaha for several thousand feet of
casings, and will undertake the devel
opment of the oil fields In the vicinity
of Gillette, Wyo. These fields have
been worked on a small scale by legal
ists In Wyoming but the success has
not been startling. The Burlington
has had a corps of experts In the field
looking Into the matter and is of the
opinion that thorough development
will bring out a great treasure In the
shape of oil.
May Lose a Limb.
Word was received In thisclty Thurs
day that Peter Bauen Is confined In a
hosdltal at Jacksonville, Florida, and
Is suffering from a dead bone In one. of
his limbs which he had broken In an
accident about a year ago. The young
man will very likely have to undergo
an operation before the trouble can be
removed. He Is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Rauen, and his whereabouts
was unknown until the letter came
apprising the parents of his misfortune.
he Visit of the Burlington Officials to
Plattsmouth Yesterday Afternoon.
Since the arrival and departure of
the Burlington Brass Collars yester
day, the object of their visit here is a
subject of much discussion among our
people. Among the party were Vice
President Willard, General Manager
Holdredge and Superintendents By ram
Blgnell and Wood rig. While here
they spent considerable time at the
shops In Inspecting the various depart
ments, and also spent some time Ir
viewing the ground adjacent.
Of course many believe that the visit
of these gentlemen In a body means
something for the betterment of the
local shops, and that the long talked
of Improvements are about to take
place. There is no doubt something
significant In their visit, and it Is to
be hoped that the talk of new adrtl
tlons and the enlargement of some of
the old departments is not all wind,
and that during the coming season
something In this direction will be
Of course railroad oiilclals are very
cautious in their movements, and they
are not in the habit of telling their
business to everyone with whom they
converse, and all that the people are
left to do Is to surmise what the visit
of these officials' to "Plattsmouth
means. Let it be good, tad or Indif
ferent, we can hope that it was for the
best, and that we will soon see em
ployment of one thousand more men
In the departments.
Wants $20,000 Damages.
The Lincoln Journal says that Ben
jamin II. Stewart, formerly a fireman
on the Rock Island, has begun suit In
the district court of Lancaster county
against the road to recover $20,ooi), as
remuneration for injuries which be
claims he received In May,l'.05,through
being compelled to leap from an en
gine which he was firing, a second be
fore the train ran into an open switch.
Stewart claims that the accident oc
curred May VI, 1!K"), at Meadow.
Through the negligence of employes
of the road, he alleges, a switch at
that place had been left open. The
freight on which he was riding was
going at a good rate of speed, he says,
when the switch was approached, and
there was no signal to indicate that
the switch was closed lie claims
that he saw that the switch was open
at the last minute, and that he Jumped
to save his life, Injuring his shoulder,
side and limbs. The Injuries and the
experience have incapacitated him for
further work as a fireman, he says,
and he wants the court to give him
judgment against the company.
our Men Break Out and One of Them Is
Four prisoners made an easy escape
from tlie,louglas county Jail in Oma
ha Friday evening by battering a hole
lirough the east section of the wall.
So neatly and easily was the work done
that the result might have been a
wholesale jail delivery but for the
chance discovery mudo by J. M. Buel,
a night watchman at the court house.
After giving the alarm Buel gave chase
after tue prisoners and recaptured one,
Mickey Ford, a South Omaha holdup
man. The escaped prisoners are: J.
J. Buckley, recently found guilty of
holding up I lealey's saloon at Albright;
Pat o'Brtcn; John Berry; Mickey
Ford, holdup man from South Omaha;
recaptured. Buel was passing close to
the building w hen he heard a brick fall
on the ground back of hhn. lie looked
around and saw the four men drop in
rapid succession to the ground from an
clghteen-lnch hole In the wall about
fourteen feet above the ground. After
giving the alarm Buel gave case to
Ford, who was the last man, and
caught him at Twentieth and Pierce
streets, where a hack had been located
to take the quartet away.
Depart for Their New Home.
George Koehnke and family departed
Saturday night for Plalnvlew, Neb.,
near which place they begin farming
life. Mr. and Mrs. Koehnke, having
lived here principally all tholr lives,
will be greatly missed by their large
circle of friends, and while they regret
their departure, the good wishes of all
attend them In their new home. The
Journal wll visit this excellent family
regularly to keep them posted ou local
events at their old home, and to drive
away the blues If such an iirtllctlon
should visit them occasionally, which'
we trust will never ovoitike tliein.'
May health, happiness anil prosperity
always be with them Is the prayer of
'STAND BY OUR NEIGHBORS"
A Motto That Should Be Adopted By Every
Citizen of Cass County.
HE CAN HAVE $8,000
The Sum Which Ed Brantner Can Have
If He Wants to Accept.
HAS TO THE 20TH OF MARCH TO ACCEPT
FARMERS AGAINST THEIR OWN INTEREST
Plattsmouth Woman's Club.
The Woman's club met with Mrs,
II. I). Travis Thursday afternoon.
The club at its previous meeting
having finished the play of "Julius
Caesar" spent the afternoon In a re
view of the play and history of the
time. Miss Arnold occupied the chair
as leader and the following program
I'avorlln yuotrttloim from .1 u Hum Cui'siir.
Outlliieof tlie I'luy.... .'. ..Mrs. I'ritnk Hniip
CuesHritHtt Huler Mrs. II. .1. Plri-lKht.
diameter of llrutus Miss Allee Kutoii
CiibsIiis Mrs. Wm. Coli-.
Ciiesiir's lii ply to C'usslus..Mrs. J. I). Mellrlile
The address of Brutus and funeral
oration of Mark Antony were given as
recitations by Mrs. E. II. Wescottand
Mrs. II..p,Travls. ( . ,
"Ai Tlieconoluslon of the program
Mrs. Strcight and Mrs. Wescott were
ected as delegates to the First dis
trict convention to be held in Weep-
ng Water April 5 and fi.
Bcllvtng in the popular supposition
that a cup of tea loosens a woman's
oiigucthe hostess served light refresh
ments and current topics were taken
up and pleasantly discussed.
As the club thus far have devoted
Its time to the tragedies of Shakes
peare, they will at their next meeting
change to comedy and laugh with Pe-
rucio and mourn with Katherinc in
The Taming of the Shrew."
The Journal regrets to learn of the
serious Illness of Dr. Schlldknecht,
who has been confined to his room for
several days with bronchial troubles.
Dr. Schlldknecht Is about 70 years of
age, Is once of the pioneers of Cass
county and his many friends will re
cret vo'y m'ich to Mrn of hi Illness
A Test Case.
To test the constitutionality of the
Nebraska supreme court commission
law a case originating in the district
court of Cedar county will be appealed
to the supreme court of the United
States, says the Kearney Hub. The
appealing party contends the commis
sion is not a constitutional body and
that Its acts and findings are therefore
void. This may be true. The commis
slon was born of necessity to relieve
the burden of work upon the three jus
tices of the supreme court, and It Is
not Improbable that a "calmly dispas
sionate bunch of supreme Judges might
regard the invention as not at all ac
cording to Hoyle."
Too Good to Keep.
A man down In Otoe county, not
very far from Union, who patronized
the mall order houses, allows the
children to play with the big catalo
gues. une morning the nurse came
out and told them there was a new
baby In the house. "Who brought It?'
asked the children. The nurse replied
that It had Just come. "Oh I know,'
said one little tot, "Its a Scars-Roc
buck baby and I bet it's adulterated
like the pepper and the strawberry
jam was, and papa will have to keep It
because the money was sent In ad
Is Recovering Nicely.
Dr. Green, of Manley, was In town
Friday last, and reported Mr. Hostel-
ter, the young man who attempted
suicide, as recovering all right. The
boy was despondent, but If his kind
friends will step in and lend encour
agement, there Is no reason why a
bright future may not await him.
Weeping Water Herald.
Will Try Again.
According to the Lincoln News all
state officers who have served one
term only, with the exception of At
torney General Brown, who Is a candi
date for the United States senate, are
candidates for re-election. Since Mr.
Brown Issued his statement some days
ago that he would not again be a can
didate for re-election, Deputy Attor
ney General Thompson has announced
his candidacy, and so far no one has
come out against him.
Treasurer Mortensen, by the provis
ions of the constitution, Is not eligible
to again be treasurer follow ing ou his
two terms in that olllce. Governor
Mickey has served two terms as chief
executive, and may be a candidate for
a third term, though he has slated he
would not be.
Secretary of State Galusha, Auditor
Searlt, Land Commissioner Katon and
Superintendent McBrlen are all can
dates for a second term and so far
neither of these has any opposition
from an avowed candidate. Galusha,
Katon and Scarle are on the board of
assessment and equalization as well as
other Important boards and each will
rely on the record made and upon pre
cedent to again be elected. None of
the officers so far as known are doing
anything to further his candidacy, but
It is presumed that before tho state
convention every one of them will get
busy. Inasmuch, however, as no op
position has thus far developed these
officers Intend to devote their time to
thelrofllces for the present rather than
Money Kept at Home Helps Reduce Taxes,
and If Sent Away Hurts Your Neighbor.
The Journal Is going to do all In Its
power to help In building up Platts
mouth and Cass county by advocating
that every farmer Is making a mistake
when he buys goods away from home.
Thousands of dollars are spent annu
ally by catalogue houses in Chicago
and eastern cities in an effort to Induce
Cass county farmers to buy goods of
those department stores. The Cass
county farmer who spends his money
with such houses as Sears, Roebuck .S;
Co., Is doing an Injustice to himself
and community In which he makcshls
mine. Now put on your thinking cap
and then consider.
Do these big mall order houses help
the farmer pay taxes In Cass county?
Do they help bear the expense of main
taining any of the county Institutions?
Do they really sell cheaper than the
local merchant? We doubt this, bu
cause local merchants are In a position
to buy as cheap as any of those "skin
Hints." And. besides you see the goods
herb before you buy. There I ot'lyi
certain margin of profit above the
manufacture. The western merchant
ships his1 goods from Chicago, New
York, or some other eastern market in
car lots. The farmer pays a higher
proportionate freight rate on his small
order to Plattsmouth or any other
town In Casscounty. Hence the home
merchant can sell on as close margin
as any of the catalogue houses.
The Plattsmouth merchants' guar
antee of quality Is always good. Now,
Mr. banner, honor bright, haven t
you had trouble with the mail order
man about "quality?" You don't have
any such trouble with your home mer
chant, because you see just what you
are buying, and then after taking It
home and it should not prove just the
thing, he will exchange It for some
thing more suitable. Will the mail
order man do this?
I low are wc to keep the roads in good
shape for the benefit of the farmers of
Cass county, If they don't help sustain
home Institutions which help pay for
good roads. Our merchants help in
this as they do in everything else that
benefits the people of the county In
general. Never a centcomcs from the
mail order house to pay our road taxes
or any other kind of taxes.
The Journal wants the farmers to
think of these things, and every time
you want an article, which you know
your home merchant keep In stock,
take your catalogue (If you have one)
with you to his store and compare
prices, and If you can't get the article
as cheap at home wc will donate you
our head for a foot ball. Make up
your mind to always follow the motto:
'Home First - World Afterwards. "
Word was received In this city
Monday that In the case of Kd Brant
ner vs. C, B. Q. li. It. Co., the court
found the verdict of il,inni was ex
cesslvo and gives' plaintiff Brantner
until the '.loth of March to reinit$H,ouo,
which amount If remitted the motion
for a new trial will he overruled, and
judgment entered In favorof the plain
tiff In the sum of ,()oo. , If the plain
tiff dues not remit iM.noo the motion
for a new trial will lie sustained. In
Conversation with Mr. Brantner he
stated that ho had not determined
Ujioi) an .acceptance as yet.
Snowbound for Twenty-Four Hours.
County Clerk Itosencrans' passed
through an experience returning1 homo
from Denver, which he says he does
not care to pass through again, lie
siys the train consisted of twelve pas
senger coaches and sleepers, and ran
Into a snow drift from which predica
ment they were not relieved for twenty-four
hours, and could gaze upon
nothing but snow in every direction.
They remained thus fur twenty-four
hours, and without anything to oat.
And In a short time they would have
been without fuel. It wasa glad hour
when they were relieved from such a
condition. Mr. ItosencraiiH Intended
to reach home Friday night, but this
caused his delay until Sunday morn
ing. Baring this Incident he enjoyed a
The only other mishap to overtake
"Boscy" was the loss of a 15 OOSletson
hat, the best one, he says, he ever pos
sessed, while the train was running at
the rate of twenty miles an hour.
Tl)e Reading Circle.
A reading circle was held In County
fcHpeFltitendent Gamble's ofllce Satur
day afternoon,' ami very Interval;-,:""
paperswere given by Miss Bryan on
"Effect of Pictures In the School
Boom;" Miss Homing, "Environment
and Hereditary," and by Miss Stenner
ou "Tho Louisiana Purchase." Mrs.
White rendered a recitation thai was
appreciated very much by the teachers
present. The next reading circle will
be hehl Saturday, April "Ih, and the
county superintendent extends a cor
dial invitation to all teachers to at
tend these reading circles.
Runaway Boys Return.
The following Is a special from Ash
land, under date of March -4, and re
fers to a couple of Cass county hoys:
"Tin; two boys, INiscoe and Charles
Wort man, who ran uay from home
during the past week have been
brought home by their fathers from
Stroinshurg, where they were over
taken. The boys arc ten and twelve
years old. They each took a horse
from his father's barn and started out
to sec the world for themselves. They
were traced through Valparaiso and
other points to Stromsburg."
Buying ot Home.
"I purchased a stove from one of our
home merchants for which 1 paid $10.
J ust to see whether I paid too much I
looked up the price In a mail order
house catalog and found the Identical
stove quoted at 1 13.50, to which the
freight added would have brought the
price up to $15.00," said a friend to the
Courier the other day. That Is the
safe plan; buy of the home man If you
are satisfied with the article and then
look and see how much you have saved
later on. Louisville Courier.
A Scientific Wonder.
The cures that stand to Its credit
make Bucklen's Arnica Salve a scien
tific wonder. It cured K. II. Mulford,
lecturer for the Patrons and Hus
bandry, Waynesboro, Pa., of a distress
ing case of Piles. It heals the worst
Burns, Sores, Bolls, Ulcers, Cut), Chll
blalnsand Salt Rheum. Only 25c at
F. G. Frlcke & Co.'s drug store.
Beware of Him.
The editor of the Nebrasa Inde
pendent says: "Beware of the news
papers that are offered to you at a price
below the cost of the paper they are
printed upon. Somebody must pay
for them, and that somebody Is mak
ing an Investment In the Intelligence
of the reader. The reader Is expected
to repay the Investment a thousand
fold In the end, and remain Ignorant
of the fact that he docs so." There Is
an Immense amount of truth in the
above. Some few months ago when
the railroad and tariff bills promised
to be the leading Issues of the coming
campaign and the Irrigation and pub
lic land questions were prominently
before the country, every paper In this
portion of Nebraska was offered ready
printed supplements, with the name
of paper and date on the first page,
and all It would cost the paper was the
price of the cxpressagc. There was a
lot of good reading matter In, theso
supplements, but every other Item
was In tavorof the monopolies and the
corporations, and the advertisements
were such as would not be accepted by
papers of any standing. In tills day
and ago you can't get something for
The hearing In tho case of Coalman
vs. Drumond was heard Monday he
fore District Clerk Bobertson. who
was appointed referee by Judge Jesscn.
This Is a partition suit In which a
quarter section of land south of Weep
ing Water Is Involved
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