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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 5, 1906)
The County Exchanges
Items ot General Interest Selected trom the Columns ol Contemporaries
From the HrtfUter.
Ctrl Stone was proudly displaying
his daughter In town Sunday.
Mrs. Onle Carper has been under the
weather with tn attack of grip.
We hear that Mr. and Mrs. Will
August are the proud possessors of t
new twelve pound son.
Wm. T. Smith, of l'latUnioulh, who
formerly lived four miles noith of Ne-
hawka, was here Tuesday.
T. 11. Smith and wlfo and J. T. left
Wednesday, 2, for llavclock for a few
days with friends and relatives.
There Is strong persistant and con
tlnuous rumors, of a wedding or two
of our popular and prominent young
people. Wc hope It will prove true,
for wc haven't had a hand In an old
fashion charivari for a lonn time.
K A. Klrkpatilck reports that his
son I'aul received a promotion accom
panied by a raise of per month In
salary, while In Texas. I'aul Is now
commercial went for all Northern
Texas, with the headquarters at Ken
ison. The barn of Richard Frcn.el eight
miles southwest was struck by light
ning, on Sunday evening about nine
o'clock and burned to the ground.
Eight horses,were in the barn at the
tlmo but six were rescued. Two
horses, hay and the harness were all
It seems evident that Lancaster
county proposes to stab Congressman
Ernest M. J'ollard under the sixth rib
in his desire for a rcnomlnatlon. It
hurts Lincoln terribly to find sho can't
hog all the ofllces In state and nation.
It behooves the district to give Pollard
the rcnomlnatlon, ho ought to have It
and we believe he will.
Her family were all with her at the
time of her death. Klder Alton was
telephoned for to preach the funeral
sermon, but was unable to go on ac
count of illness. Services were held at
Heaver City yesterday, the remains
being Interred there. Mr. IMcklnson
and children have the heartfelt sym
pathy of all Kim wood friends In their
Ti.- fax'.!,- l.a." tlx sympathy t. : !!
cutii' .' i' u: in lit". I '-
Mi-,. J. is. rainier of Nehawka t fiit '
.thet.ist of the week with tela; hes'
( cait of tow n.
! John Smith has a carload of cattle
t... tl.a (Infjhl mirL't rriLw1l.
I'll Ult 'HlilllU lllttin. J .
Louis (iiiesch and 0. K. ltetts spent
Sunday with friends nearTtlmage.
Jos. immerer, one of our young
business men, had business at Omaha
one day last week.
Miss Emma Manjuardt arrived last
week from Wlsncr, for a few days visit
with her parents.
From the lender-Kelio.
Mrs. Mary Williams has been (ultc
sick the past week with an attack of
What a fellow will seo when lie
hasn't got a gun. The other day we
discovered John Lynn and Will liuster
Ed Stapely, residing about live miles
southeast of F.lmwood, has the small
pox and the family has been quaran
Klder Alton was taken seriously 111
at the lecture Tuesday evening and
had to be taken home. He Is much
better at this writing.
Word has reached here of the arrival
of a big, fat eleven pound hoy at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Hoy 15. Cox. of
Mrs. V. A. Kakcr left Monday for
two weeks visit with her sister, Mrs
W. T. Hoover, at Kenesaw. Mr
liakcr accompanied his wife as far as
Mrs. John IMcklnson died at Heaver
City Tuesday evening, after an Illness
of several months, from consumption.
It was reported last Friday that 0.
W. Venncr had bought Kd ltetts' ele
vator, but the deal has been called olT.
Mrs. C. N. Kausch and little son re
turned last Sunday from Colorado
where she had been for several months
for the henetlt of her health which has
George Oherle.who underwent a sur
glcal operat'on for appendicitis a cou
pie of weeks ago In Lincoln, returned
home Tuesday evening. He is feeling
good and gaining In llesh.
llcv. L. F. Townscnd, pastor of the
M c tl lot! 1st chu rch I icre and Miss S .n 1th
were married at University l'lace Wed
nesday. Their friends hero will give
them a reception at the church Satur
One of CHIT Wright's horses fell dead
while traveling on tho road last Fri
day. He was leading the team behind
his shelter when the animal dropped
dead without showing any symptoms
of being sick.
George Smith and Wm. Knapton
left Wednesday morning for Knox
county to build a horse and barn on a
farm belonging to Mr. Kdson. Steve
Sacks will farm the place this year and
All the slot machines that were In
pcratlon In Eagle have to'cn put out
of business In compliance with a no
tice from County Attorney llawls. A.
L. McDonald, chairman of the village
board received the notice Wednesday.
From the Courier.
Horn, to Mr. and Mrs. George Stoehr,
March 23, a boy.
A. W. Cllne has accepted the posi
tion as night watchman at the Na
tional stone quarries.
Dr. T. 1. Livingston was up from
from l'lattsmouth Wednesday to see
Mrs. F. Stohlman.
C. A. Woche, the butcher, has put
In a new pair of computing scales
which gives the price as well as the
(ieorge Schueman came up from
l'lattsmouth Wednesday to visit his
sister. Mrs Fredrick Stohlman who Is
reported at death's door.
W. C. Dorsey has been appointed
postmaster of Louisville and will take
charge of the olllce as soon as his bond
Is approved and hiscommisslon arrives
l'rof. Leroy Vanscoyoc Is home from
Des Moines, Iowa, for a week's visit
with Ids mother. He has resigned his
school and accepted a position witli a
real estate firm in Des Moines.
The Hurllngton has had all kinds of
trouble this week on account of high
water In the Platte river. Monday
morning an Ice gorge covered their
tracks near the Rational stone quarry
and trains were delayed and Wednes
day another gorge formed at Collum
and pushed great blocks of Ice outover
the tracks, causing another delay of
ShcrltT (Julnton was over
Mrs. Anna Nelson has purchased the
residence property occupied by Mrs
H. L. Peters and family departed
the first of the week for Memphis,
Kansas, where they w ill reside In the
Claud Durham left Tuesday for
l'lattsmouth, where he has secured
position In the shops.
HcnJ. Hetts has purchased the John
Hoyard property in northeast Avoca
Mrs. J. II. Conrad was up from near
Tahnage Tuesday, attending the He
bekah lodgo and visiting friends.
Prof. J. K. Opp of Cordora spent sev
cral days last week visiting his parents
Halph, the four-year-old son of Mr
and Mrs. M. M. Straub, died Thurs
day, after an illness of only a few days
el wi Tii-slay rr t!. cattle ranch
near Li.s'. Wy iiv
II. II. Lewi ami family departed on
Tuesday f ir their new limine at Her
man, Mn., where Mr. Lessel has accept
e l a good position in one of th rail
F. L. Habeuck of Sioux City, la , is
the new Missouri Pacific night agent
who came last week to take the place
of C. Smith, who was transferred to
The past few days the air In this
village has been surcharged with til
kinds of scarlet fever rumor, but It
does not appear to be taken very
seriously, and the Ledger has not been
able to "run down" any positive
declaration upon which to base a re
port except "It Is said."
Grip Quickly Knocked Out.
"Some weeks ago during the severe
winter weather both my wife and my
self contracted severe colds which
speedily developed Into the worst kind
of la grippe with all its miserable
symptoms." says Mr. J. S. Egleston.of
Maple Landing, Iowa. "Knees and
joints aching, muscles sore, head stop
ped up, eyes and nose running, with
alternate spells of chills and fever
We began using Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, aiding the same with a double
dose of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets, and by its liberal use
soon completely knocked out the grip."
Sold by F. C. Frlcke & Co., and A. T,
No Danger on the Platte.
Railroad reports yesterday did not
Indicate dangerously high water in
the Platte river at any of the railway
crossings, and it was said that no
trouble is expected from this source.
The river is now nearly free from Ice
and the water moves under the bridges
without doing damage.
Fifty Years the Standi
V TTU)T2 AM
A Cream of Trtr Powder
Nimle Frew Grapes
HOW JOHN DICKSON MET
HIS UNTIMELY DEATH
Borne Down By Roof Caving In Under An
Avalanche of Snow.
Made from Vure Grape Cream of Tartar
In baking powder Royal is the standard, the
powder of highest reputation ; found by the
United States Government tests of greatest
strength and purity.
It renders the food more healthful and palat
able and is most economical in practical use.
Housekeepers are sometimes importuned to
buy alum powders because they are "cheap."
Yet some of the cheapest made powders are sold
to consumers at the highest price.
Housekeepers should stop and think. Is it
not better to buy the Royal and take no chances
the powder whose goodness and honesty arc never
Is it economy to spoil your digestion by an
alum-phosphate or other adultercd powder to
save a few pennies?
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK
Mrs. Fred Spuryel made a trip to
Weeping Water Saturday.
Win. 1'uls and family visited at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. llild, Sunday.
yulte a number visited at the homes
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Adam llild
The basket supper at Oxford school
house was largely attended and a neat
sum was taken In.
Mata Puis and Laura Engelkemeier,
of l'lattsmouth, visited with their
home folks out here Sunday.
There were quite a number of mules
and horses sold in this neighborhood
last week to a buyer from Iowa.
Monday morning the farmers In this
locality began farming In full speed.
The farmers are always happy when
field work begins.
August Engelkemeier shipped fat
cattle to the South Omaha market
last Monday. William 1'uls accom
panied him to Omaha.
Maple Grove is going to be on the
boom this spring, quite a number of
farm dwellings are going to be built
and a number of other Improvements
(Juite a number of this locality
attended the funeral of the late Mrs.
Agnes Cathey, at Weeping Water
Saturday. Mrs. Cathey Is well known
In this locality having lived here for
nearly twenty years.
Our city election went off quietly
Tuesday, the following ticket being
elected: Mayor, Herman Reck; chief
of police, Charles Herren; treasurer,
John L. Young; councllmen: William
Puis, cast ward; R. A. xoung, west
The German Lutheran church in
the north part of this locality wa9 a
beautiful scene Sunday. There were
thirteen confirmed and the church
was well filled. Those confirmed were:
1'hillp Kraeger.Carl Kell, John Huech
ler, Walter Melsinger, Fred Spricgcl,
Marie Albert, Bertha Kaufmann, Mar
grata Melsinger, Annie Hay flicker,
Helena Horn, Lena Engelkemeier,
Laura Tuls and Margarcta Albert.
Damages of the Late Snowstorm.
A: S. Will came In Monday from
his ranch in Colorado. He says stock
in that country suffered more serious'
lv than it has for years. As an evi
dence of this fact, Mr. Will says dead
animals can be seen seen in every di
rection as the snow disappears. He
also says the loss to stockmen is very
great. He has lost considerable stock
n consequence of the recent severe
Jim Sage, the liveryman, returned
Monday from South Omaha with
six tine horses which he purchased on
the market there. Jim Is a hustler for
good animals, and he generally gets
HE WAS BROTHER OF M. A. DICKSON
The Unfortunate Man Motorman on Street
Car Which Was Completely Demolished.
Caught Cold While Hunting a Burglar.
Mr. Wm Thos. Lanorgan, provincial
Constable at Chapleau, Ontario, says:
"I caught a severe cold w hile hunting
a burglar In the forest swamp last fall.
Iiearingof Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy, I tried it, and after using two
small bottles, 1 wascompletely cured."
This remedy is indended especially for
coughs and colds. It will loosen and
relieve a severe cold In less time than
by any other treatment and is a favor
ite wherever its superior excellence
has become known. For sale by F. F
Fricke & Co., and A. T. Fried.
J. J. McNurlin Dead.
The Journal was informed Tuesday
after the paper had gone to
press, of the death of Mr. J. J. Mfr
Xurlin, whom we mentioned as being
dangerously sick. His death has been
expected for some time. He has been
in declining health for several months,
and this coupled with old age was
more than the const itution eoulciwith
stand. He was about "5 years of age
and a citizen who was highly respected
by all who knew him. The Journal
will publish a more extensive account
of his death and also a biographic
sketch In a future Issue.
From the Lediier.
The old game of horse-shoes made Its
appearance yesterday, and that's an
other sign of spring.
Edgar A. Fletcher and family moved
from town yesterday, locating on
farm a few miles northeast of here.
C. It. Frans, who has charge of a M.
I pumping plant at Verdon, was at
home for a Sunday visit with Ms fam
Albert Eaton and wife are comfort
ably settled In a new home, occupying
the Wolf property near the Uaptlst
John Porter of near Murray was here
Saturday to attend the stock sale and
to visit his brother l'.lalr Porter and
HughChalfant who spent the winter
with "the old folks at home.'' dcrart
Report of Public Schools.
The following is a report of the
public schools for the month ending
March 23, 1906:
15. Smith 45
L. Smith. 50
Mar. 1!K)5 ....1021
Sept., l!K'5 ....1007
Oct., l!Kt5 ....1015
Nov., l!K)5 ... 1022
Dec, 1W5 ....1034
Jan., lWti ....1030
Feb., l'JOti ....1040
The enrollment to date Is 12o2, last
Att. Tardy ci.hU.
146 4 1)6.4
44 1 112.4
39 0 M.2
44 0 83.
47 4 03.
44 0 1)2.8
35 4 1)4.3
34 1 !3.9
36 2 1)3.
40 0 02.3
40 1 97.
34 4 87.
27 0 8!).5
38 4 l1.4
35 1 DO. 2
44 1 IK).
40 1 89.
39 2 87.1
44 0 85.6
27 0 90.3
33 10 82.8
Hi 0 87.5
92(1 40 91.2
W7 23 93.7
938 49 93.1
951 57 93.6
9(18 58 94.8
970 57 93.3
948 57 92.
!M'i3 50 92.6
About two weeks ago the Journal
published an account of the untimely
death of John Dickson, a brother of
M. A. Dickson of this city, which oc
curred at Indianapolis, Indiana. The
message sent to Mr. M. A. Dickson,
notifying him of the killing of his
brother did not give any of the partic
ulars, any farther than that he was a
street car motorman, and that his
death was caused from an accident.
Mrs. Dickson brought to the Journal of
fice Saturday a copy of the Indianapo
lis Star, of March 20th, which contains
a full account of the distressing calam
ity, from which we take the following
"Borne down by an avalanche of
snow the roof and walls of eight sec
tions of the new street car barns, at
1 150 West Washington street, collapsed
at 1:05 yesterday afternoon, killing one
man and seriously injuring two others
who were assisting him in preparing a
car for service.
"The heavy crash of falling brick
and iron was Immediately followed by
a terrific explosion, caused by the
bursting of steam pipes, and residents
in the neighborhood feared that every
thing in that section of the city was
being dest royce.
'Eight street cars were completely
demolished and several others were
damaged to such an extent that they
will have to be rebuilt. The ca-.
tastrophc caused a property loss of
several thousand dallars to the Indi
anapolis Traction and Terminal com
pany. "Telephone messages quickly sum
moned three tire companies, two patrol
wagons and the city ambulance, and a
large rescuing party, under the direc
tion of Third Assistant Fire Chief
John C. Loucks and Shop Foreman C.
Ruff, plunged Into the mass of ruins In
search of the injured.
HODY IS REC'OVEKKD.
Despite the danger attending the
exploration of the gigantic pile of
brick and Iron the men carried on
the work ralpldly and within an hour
the body of John Dickson, motorman,
was taken from the bottom of the de
bris. Louis De Burgh, who was caught
by a falling iron girder, was extricat
ed before the mass which burled Dick
son, could be removed. Dickson, with
John Johus.also Injured, was In charge
of Car No. 272 of the West Michigan
"A network of live trolly wires,
which supplied the power for the run
ning of cars in and out of the shed,
permeated the wreckage and the cast
wall of the building, which remained
standing, tottered threateningly above
the rescuers. Regardless of their peril
the men worked manfully with picks,
shovels and crowbars and, although
many warnings were sounded, the
search was not abandoned until it was
certain that no other bodies remained
pinioned beneath the ruins.
"Dickson and his conductor, John
Johns, were waiting to take their
car out on a regular run and le Ilurgh
was making some repairs on the steam
pipes. The roof and walls tumbled In
In without warning, and the car in
which the men were working was
crushed tntospllnteisby Hie falling of
heavy Iron beams. Johns was stand
ing in the end of the car which was
the less damaged, and after he had ex
tricated his foot from the vice-like
grip of a fallen iron pillow he was able
to crawl through a small opening to a
place of comparative safety, where he
was found by the rescuing party.
Johns was able to tell of the plight of
Dickson and De Burgh, and the rescu
ers were thus able to reach them more
DICKSON HAD KOKE1IODING.
The last car taken out of the shed
before the walls collapsed was in the
charge of Conductor George A. Click
ard and Motorman Charles Perry.
They left the shed at 12:55 o'clock and
had only reached West street when
the car was brought to a standstill by
the breaking of the current.
Conductor Clickard vividly recalled
bis last conversation with John Dick
son, who lost his life in the accident.
"Dickson and Johns came into our
car while they were waiting for De
Burgh to repair their car," said Click
ard. "We sat about chatting for a
moment, when Dickson said:
"Johns, let's take this car and go
ahead. I like thisone better, anyhow."
" 'No you don't,' I replied; 'this car
runs just the same whether it snows or
"I then told them to get on out as it
was time for us to start. We passed
some good-natured remarks, and the
boys got out and went to their own
car. We left the shed at 12:55 o'clock
and it required five minutes for us to
get on the main line. When we reach
ed West street the power stopped, and
the next I heard was that Dickson had
been killed and Johns had been hurt.
"You can't tell what makes a fellow
say things sometimes, but I believe
that Dickson had some kind of a fore
boding when he proposed taking our
car. l'erry ana J only escapea oy len
One hundred bushels of choice Big
Early Rose seed potatoes, all large and
northern grown seed and free from
grub. 1 Invite those w ishing tine seed
potatoes to call and see me before
purchasing potatoes. J. W. Thomas,
One mile southeast of l'lattsmouth,
near the 11. & M. bridge.
All klndi of Dental work. PUtes made the
flu 2fl years experience. Prices reasonable.
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Pleasan to take
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