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PLA TTSMOUTII, XEHKASKA, TliriJSDAY, MAY :i, 11H1G.
JOTTINGS FOR THE JOlLYlFROM THE STRICKEN CITY
Short Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined
For the Readers ot the Journal.
Some port asks the iurstWni
A ml ii n miswrr mtins low Ish.
If ti-liim: miikfi iin-11 liars.
Or if uuly liars tisli.
1 lutvf it : tlu'V'rc mil lliirs
No ilnulil Hit y'll lie ri-iicv.'il -Fit
ii story's nut u fulsiliooil
If l.y It no one's drcilvnl.
' The more a man rests the in ire lie
Better a homely wife than one who
isn't home much.
Too many men's charity is limltel
t o the giving of advice.
The early gardnercatc'aes tliecream
of the green gools trade.
Happiness only comes to th"s-.- who
try to make others happy.
Every man knows some other man
whom lie would like to kick.
If you would strike a man favorably
don't aim at his pocket h'iok.
It is asserted that the electric chair
is a sure antidote for old ae .
But the prettier a girl is the less
sense other girls says she has.
Many a man's credit Is good only be
cause It is in his wife's name.
During courtship an ounce of flattery
is equal to a pound of caramels.
His satanic majesty doesn't waste
much of his time on a busy man.
He who would enter politics should
first learn the art of sidestepping.
Mules have one admirable trait
they refuse to respond to llattery.
Eliminate political ignorance and
there would be no political bosses.
Any man who is completely wrapped
up in himself is a bundle of conceit
It is only the genuine reformer who
says but little and saws a lot of wood.
Nature is said to be generous, but
she never forgets to avenge her wrongs.
What would the result he if we all
followed the advice we give to others?
Inventors of excuses seldom require
the assistance of a patent attorney.
A gold piece in your pocket is better
than a five-pound gold brick in your
There would be more
many a head if it didn't leak at the
There are numerous sure-thing confi
dence games, but matrimony is the
Some women would rather he un
happily married than happily un
married. Ten to one you never saw a pessi
mist who wasn't troubled with in
digestion. There is usually but one end to a
woman's line of talk-and that is the
A womanly woman never lias
occasion to complain of the scarcity of
A man's actions after marriage are
nothing like the samples submitted
Experience may be a great teacher
but a man's experience with a woman
doesn't teach him sense.
When a barber lias occasion to
Hatter a baldheaded man he asks him
if he doesn't want a haircut.
Fourth of July is but two months
off. Let us be up and doing for a big
celebration in riattsmoutb.
A great many farmers were in town
Saturday, and, as usual, the advertis
ing merchants caught the bulk of the
Of course a man is justified In think
ing that his wife Isn't very bright
considering the kind of man she
A manicure artist who could polish
men's brains, would find several jobs
In this town In the persons of those
There Is one married woman in
Ohio who never goes through her hus'
band's pockets. He lias his clothes
made without pockets.
If a man is unable to account for his
failure he can always depend upon his
disinterested neighbors to enlighten
him as to the cause thereof.-
"Once upon a time" is a familiar be
ginning for fairy stories, and after a
man has been once upon a "lime" he
begins to tell them to his wife.
I'lattsmouth has one merchant who
thinks he Is a drawing card by standing
on the outside and trying to look
pretty. This Is about all the adver
tising he does.
How about that Fourth of July cele
bration? Other towns have already
began preparations. Eemember "the
early bird catches the worm." An
early beginning for a celebration will
draw the crowd.
Mrs. Monger, a Former Resident of Cass
County, Writes an Interesting Let
ter to Mr. and Mrs. Rawls.
HOW ONE FEELS IN AN EARTHQUAKE
The Destruction of the Stanford Uni
versity Briefly Described.
The following letter addressed to
Mr. and Mrs. ('. A. Bawls, is from
Mrs. Monger, who formerly resided in
the vicinity of Alvo. this county, and
will not only he read w ith great Inter
est by her near friends hut also by
every reader of the Journal:
l'Ai.o Ai.'in, C.u... April 2, "(Hi.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bawls: This is
to say we are safe and sound. Our
beautiful university is in ruins and
the loss of life and property appalling.
Of course you have had newspaper re
ports but this is how It happened with
us: We were not yet out of our beds.
At the first noise I knew what it was;
we were in one four years ago, and sat
up and took Benson in my arms. I
didn't think of It being serious and
waited, only half frightened, for it to
stop. It got worse and worse, the
noise was frightful. We pitched from
side to side in our bed and at last the
corner of the house seemed rising right
up and coming toward us, then 1 ran
with the child in my arms for the
door, pitching first one way and then
anoiner. mc door would not come
open because of the shaking of the
house. The bookcases had fallen across
Beth's door and with the greatest dif
liculty she reached me. So I got the
the door open at last, and we ran into
the yard. I stood there w ith Benson
locked so tight in my arms t hat he
could hardly breath, while the earth
swayed and shook and ground under
our feet. We didn't actually fall down,
fathers said our great oaks cracked like
whips, but J didn't see anything, I
only heard and felt.
When it was over we went back in
the house, more friglitenec' than while
it was going on. Everything was on
the iloor, hooks, pictures, bookcases,
vases everything. The chimney was
gone and there was a hole in the roof
lower down. One stove was upside
down, one moved out from the wall.
The piano was rolled into the middle
of the room. Beth dressed and went
down town. She came Hying back to
say that the town was in ruins and
loads of Eucina boys taken to the hos
pital. Arthur rooms at Eucina Hall.
1 took the wheel and ran to the hos
pital: no one knew who was hurt and
I ran from bed to bed looking for
Arthur. Imagine It! Some were ter
ribly hurt. He was not there and I
started to Eucina Hal!, a mile and
half away. The fright got Into my
knees and I worked and pushed and
labored but the wheel wouldn't hurry.
By that time I was talking out aloud,
crying and working with that horrible
feeling of nightmare that hurry you
must but something holds you back.
I met a man I knew and asked him to
take me into his carriage and drive
me to Eucina, which he did. I could
not find Arthur but at last learned
that he was down in the basement
helping dig out the poor fellows under
the wreckage. Four Moors went down
at the front of the building. He and
five others came up at last carrying
the dead body of Ilanna, his friend.
Later we bugged and kissed and cried
together like cra.y people.
The devastation and loss is some
thing awful. We had light shocks all
day and all night. Each time we tore
out of the house wildly. We kept
close together and even slept out of
doors with our cots side by side, which
we do yet. I feel as if I could never
sleep with the door shut again.
Wires were down and the reign of
horror was terrible. We could see the
tire at San Francisco, thirty-five mlle9
Arthur is t here now with the hospital
corps. I don't know where lie Is or
when he will come home. Thousands
are in the parks maimed and bleeding,
and he said he felt that that was
where he could do the most good. I'd
have gone but for the small boy who
needs mc since both he and Beth are
frightened. Eight een babies were born
In ('.olden r.ate Park yesterday.
Hundreds of gallons of milk and
smip were sent from here yesterday
and the day before. All the detached
buildings of the university are abso
lute ruins except a little of the mus
eum. The quadrangle Is down In
places but some of it good. The Me
morial church, the finest in the Cnlted
States and one of the finest in the
world, Is wrecked from top to bottom.
Mrs. Stanford's residence, near the
campus is wrecked and the one In the
Much needed groceries and supplies
were soaked by rain this morning In
the shattered grocery stores. We per
sonally have enough food stuff on hand
to Insure against positive famine,
but It Is a time when all eat savingly
so as to divide with the hungry holds
a font between San Francisco and San
Jose. The latter was as badly wrecked
as San Francisco but was able to keep
down the lire that broke out immedi
ately. This is the fullest letter 1 have writ
ten to anyone hut Mr. Munger. It Is
tiling one can't repeat for paper.
like other things, is scarce. May 1
ask you to hand It around among our
It will take years to rebuild the
whole of the buildings destroyed on
the campus. The library, for instance,
had been two years building and was
not nearly done. The new gymnasium
had been three years building and was
not quite finished. Either one far
outstripped the Omaha postotllce, so
you can see the sort of buildings tl icy
had here. The museum was the largest
private museum In the world. The
Stanford principal has never been
broken in upon. Only the interest Is
used, so the university is on a sound
basis and will come out In time. It
had the largest single endowment in
the world. The students, many of
them, cried like babies at the destruc
tion of the buildings.
This ends my paper. Thankful to
be alive and with love to you all.
I am yours sincerely,
Di:i.i. II. MiM.ici:.
Funeral of Chas. Black.
A large number of friends gathered
at the late home Friday afternoon
at four o'clock to observe the last sad
ceremonies and honors that were held
in memory of the departed friend,
brother, and father who has gone to
join the wife, who so recently passed
from our midst, and the son and
daughter who were called to His pro
tectlng arms several years ago. Very
impressive services were conducted by
Bev. J. H. Salsbury, and the choir
rendered sweet and appropriate music.
Many beautiful floral offerings cvidenc
ed that high esteem In which the de
ceased was held by his friends through
out the county.
The remains accompanied by a large
funeral cortage were conveyed to Oak
Hill cemetery and there interred be
side the wife.
Now slili- liy sMe lin y urr slt'oplm;
In tlm cnivi:'sil:irl; ilrearnlrss linl.
Wlillc tli.- willow IkhijiIis sitmi wrrplni;
As lin y liriul aliovi' tin' ilnul.
Has Thrilling Experience.
While riding on horseback Saturday
evening Nelson Jean had a very nar
row escape from servious Injury, and
as it was he sustained severe bruises
and was rendered unconscious for sev
eral hours. He had started out on a
horse to get the cattle about ii o'clock
that evening, and his mount became
frightened and began to run rapidly.
The steed finally taking a tirm hold of
the bit dashed directly toward a large
tree in the pasture, suddenly swerved
In the opposite direction when very
close to it, and Nelson, who had in
clined his weight on that side, received
a stunning blow on his left side, and
was knocked from the horse's back by
the force of the collision with the tree.
Ills folks discovered him in an uncon
scious condition and conveying him to
the house and medical aid was hastily
summoned. The anxious parents and
physician worked over the unconscious
patient until eleven o'clock that night,
when lie wa9 revived. A further ex
amination of his side revealed severe
contusions and one rib is thought to
be split. A report from the patient
today contains the welcome news that
he Is recovering nicely from his thrill
Plattsmouth Wanted Him.
1'rof. A. J. Ludden, principal of the
Auburn high school, was this week
elected as principal of the I'lattsmouth
high school, at a salary of $100 per
month. Mr. Ludden had made no ap
plication, having already signed con
tracts with the Auburn school board
to remain here, but such an honor,
coming unsought and unexpectedly,
even If It cannot be accepted, speaks
well for the man who guides the des
tinies of the young men and women In
the Auburn high school and will be
appreciated by our people. Auburn
B. I'. B. eggs for hatching "iV per
setting: 4.00 per hn.
B. F. D. No. 11, Nchawka, Neb.
DEATH OF VETERAN SOLDIER
I. N. Gccher.ojr Follows His Loyal Com
mander, General Thayer, to the
Happy Hunting Grounds.
In response to the last sad roll call
Isaac N. Gochcnour, one of the few re
maining members of the Old First
Nebraska, passed away Friday night at
ten o'clock at Burwell, Neb., to join
the ranks of his departed comrades
who are now numbered among the
host mi!' the happy hunting ground.
und r their brave and noble ouii
maiiMi r, John M. Thayer. No more
will she bugle's reveille arouse him to
the scenes of st rife and action, for taps
have blown, calling linn to the sleep
that knows no awakening'.
In Page county, Virginia, the de
ceased was born in ah ml the war
lhf. and lived thereuntil K",s when
ho immigrated to the western country
loca' ii, g near Syracuse, Mo., partici
pating in the many dissensions that
prec 'ili d the outbreak of the civil war.
Win n the hostilities were commenced
ho was among t lie first to respond to
the call for volunteers enlisting in
the First Nebraska on the 7lh day of
September, 1 1 . While In the service
ho was engaged in the great battles of
Fort Donelson and Slilloh, the latter
W.ter known to old soldiers as Pitts
burg Landing, and toward the latter
part of the war the regiment was sta
tioned at Blum Creek, Nebraska, to
protect the settlers from the depreda
tions of the Indians, who had taken
advantage of the withdrawal of the
troops from the frontier. After nearly
live years of act ive service he received
his honorable discharge, when the
regiment was mustered out at hnaha.
Having become very much attached
to the state with which lie had fought
during the rebellion, he located in
Cass county near Bock Bluffs, and in a
short time won the heart of Sarah
Bussel, with whom he was united in
marriage. About a year ago he de
cided to take a homestead, under the
new law, that had gone Into effect at
that time, and therefore went to Bur
well, Neb., near which place lie located
upon a section of land. On Wednes
day, April 21, he proved up on his
claim, and while waiting for the pat
ent to be sent to him from Washing
ton, he was taken with a severe pain
in his back and began to grow worse
rapidly. His wife and son Harry were
hastily summoned from this city and
departed for Burwell on the late train
Tuesday night. After their arrival
there they found I hat he would be un
able to live throughout the week, and
the other sons were sent word to come.
They arrived there last night at half
past six, in time to say the last sad
good bye to their father, who died
about ten o'clock last Might.
A wife and live sons namely:Sainuel,
Walter, John, Harry and Claude, are
left to mourn the loss of their father.
The remains will arrive here this
evening on No. 2 and will be conveyed
to the home of tht! son, Samuel Guch
cnour, in this city. No arrangements
have yet been made as to the funeral.
The Wreck at Chalco.
The Lincoln Journal gives the fol
lowing particulars of the wreck near
Chalco Friday morning: "Burling-
tun train No. !2 ran into a burning
bridge one and a half miles east of
Chalco Friday morning and was
wrecked. The train was derailed
and Engineer Delaney and Fireman
Baker were slightly burned, but
their wounds were reported to be
not serious. One passenger was said
to complain of a shock, but he was
able to move about and assist in the
work at the wreck.
"The bridge was an overhead struc
ture used to carry the wagon road over
the railroad. It caught tire, was burn
ing, and had fallen on the track when
the train struck it. It was near a
curve and Engineer Delaney could not
see It until he was very near it so
near that he could not stop. When
the train struck the burning wreckage
of the bridge It left the track. The
passengers had little ditliculty in get
ting out, but It was impossible to save
the equipment. One coach, one com
binatlon car and one end of the bag
gage car were burned.
"It was some time before definite In
formation could be secured from there
As soon as the w reck was reported Su
perlntendent Bignell with the wrecker
went to the scene of the trouble and
the wreckage was soon cleared away,
A train was sent to Chalco from Oma
ha to carry the passengers on.
"No. !ij Is the morning train leaving
Lincoln In the forenoon, Is due toar
rive at Chalco at 11 : a. m. It was
afternoon when an Intimation of the
wreck arrived in Lincoln and It was
considerably after three o'clock when
a full report of the story was recovered."
Levi Churchill Laid to Rett
The funeral services over Mr. Levi
Churchill was held at the Christian
church in I'lattsmouth. Sunday at
1!:00 o'clock p. m., Bev. Yout.y of this
city and Bev. Bush of Lincoln, otfuiat
Ing. There was a large assemblage of
people, old friends, neighbors and ac
quaintances, tilling the church to its
Bev. Youty preached a very force
ful and Impressive funeral sermon from
the query, "What is your life''
This ipierv has confronted mankind
in every count ry and in every age, and
faces him In every wall; of life. The
divines, philosophers, authors, puis
and laymen In all count rie, and t hues
have attempted ao answer. No au
swer yet giwu has convinced the un
derstanding or satis!':.,! tl,'1 heart.
What is life, the ol.jecl of eistence,
its supreme purpose.'' For answers tn
l liese i ; test Ions we must lo i; to re vela
t lou and t he hope in a blessed future
state o!' being.
Finn: personal acquaintance and fre
quent association with the deceased,
t he minister t hen drew a beaut i fill pic
ture of the life of a good man, ami the
life of this good man had answered
tht! query or the scriptures, so far as
concerned the deceased.
In the state of hio, Levi Churchill
was burn on the 22th of April, Kl.l.
During early childhood bis parents be
came laselnated with the reports of
the western country and accordingly
moved to M issourl, where the son was
reared to manhood. Arriving at the
age of twenty-two he made his llrst
visit, to Nebraska, where lie won the
hand of Behecca Clemmons, with
whom he was united In marriage In
sVi -being thethird couple lobe mar
ried InCasscounty. The youngenuple
made their home In Missouri until the
year lvi'.o, when they returned to Ne
braska, local lug in this county, mar
Bock I II u lis, where they resided until
they moved to tiiis city, annul seven
years ago. Mr. Churchill has always
heen a kind friend and amiable neigh
bor, and has won the love and respect
of all by bis upright life. By death
his wife was separated from him, on
the l.Mhof March, P.i.L'.andshe was laid
away to rest on the forty-seventh an
niversary of their marriage. Mr,
Churchill has been In declining health
for about two years, but was not con
fined to his bed until just two weeks
before his death, which by a strange
coincidence occurred upon' his seventy
third birthday. Four sons and four
daughters survive to mourn the loss of
their dear father.
Boy Hurt by Hoisc.
A special from Weeping Water un
der date of April 27th, says: "Jess
Domingo aged twenty tin. ion of
John Domingo, living two and a half
miles northeast of tiiis city, met with
a very serious accident, yesterday, lie
was disking on a farm, too far away to
come home to dinner and took hisdin-
ner and horse feed with him. 1 1 is not
certainly known how thcaccident hap
pened, but as near as can be judged
from the marks left on the ground by
the horses, he undertook to lead the
horses to a little creek but as it was
muddy the horses refused to go into it,
and In someway, got him down. The
horses went home about 7 o'clock p. rn.
Then was commenced a. search for the
boy, who was found about ! o'clock ly
ing near the creek with a hitchstrap
wrapped around his hand and the
bridle attached to it. The young man
was unconscious and still remains so,
ind Is paralyzed from the chest down,
The only bruises seem to be on the
right hip, about as big as a horse's
foot, and the nose and upper lip art-
cut and bruised."
Wedded at High Noon.
In the county Judge's office Saturday
morning a marriage license was Issued
to Harry L. Messersmlth, age 21, and
Miss Mary Tomasenski, age 1", both
of this city. The ceremony of uniting
the two hearts Into one was performed
by Judge Travis, who pronounced bis
blessing upon the happy blushing
bride, and the handsome groom. The
vouneman is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
William D. Messcrsmith and has
host of friends In this community, and
at the shops where he is employed in
the car repairing department. The
bride Is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Tomasenski and Is loved and
honored by all who know her.
A Welcome Vititor.
A little lady made her appearance at
the home ot Mr. and Mrs. Guy McMa
ken about 2::'.0 Friday afternoon
and will ask a home with them for the
future. While tiic little one weighs
only seven pounds, with the care she
w ill receive, the Journal hopesshewill
make as good looking woman as her
mother. Father and mother arc loth
overjoyed at her arrival and Grandpa
MeMaken'siov. it is said, knew no
BUNKS HOLDING THE SACKS
A "Snide" Commission Firm Takes in the
Union Bank lor Several Hundred Dollars.
A special from Nebraska City .says
about two weeks ago I wo men came to
that city, giving their names as J. W.
Williams and Hubert Evans, and es
tablished the Williams Commission
Company. They deposited money with
oueof the local hanks, and seemed per
mission to use theimaincas reference.
Thev went about the country purchas
ing produce and shipping it. They se
cured endorsc'iieut o a l, auk at I ii on
and drew dul ls on hoi h hanks for 1 he
pi "luce purchased. Thlirs went
along nicely until Wednovliy when
t hey 1 1 ied to get 1 1 a-,h on a iliall
and hill of lading for goods slopped to
the Omaha Cold Moraoo company,
and, being refused, packed up their
belongings during t he nit; hi and went,
to i iinah.i, where they secured the
cash and left. Since then drafts have
been coming In from various puts of
the count ry where t hey have been pur
chasing eggs and chickens. The bank
at I uioii Is said to be short , on account,
of these men, several hundred dollars,
and Mr. W. F, Tracy, owner of the
hank, went toOmaha to t ry anil locate,
the men, but, failed, other banks In
Nebraska City received checks and
drafts signed by the linn, which they
refused to honor and the total amount,
I lie men are supposed to have secured
for their t wo weeks work Is something
over six hundred dollars. They rented
small quarters and did all of their
business with rubh"r stamped station
ery. They hail a negro wit h them ami
he claimed I hey had been working In
and about iinaha all I ad, winter.
Tho B. St M. for Fnl Time.
hlicial ligurcs have not, Ik en ie
celveil with which to locate I he taster
bursts of speed, but t he figures are ai
hand I o show that the Lincoln divis
ion did itself proud in a recent run
from Lincoln to Denver. The Bur
lington has long I n noted for Its fast
time between Chicago and Denver,
but, on this particular occasion the
i ild lleliahle actually outdone ail
former records. This particular run
was1 made one week ago last Sattuu'ay
and a I'lattsmouth hoy in I he person
of Ed Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph W. Johnson, controlled the
throttle of cue hie No. I .'i . which
carried this train west from Lincoln
toMcCook. In speaking of the fast,
run the Lincoln Journal l Sunday,
"In a race against time between
Chieajgo and Denver the Burhugtnu
yesterday carried seven cats of provis
ions wes.twa.rd to San Francisco si.lTer
ers In three and one-hall hours bet t er
time than the westbound limited
makes. The lirsl. section of No. 1 was,
ma le up of provisions for the west
seven heavily loaded cars iieiug iiitctiei
b'-hind the fastest, engine in the ser
vice of the company. The Irani left
Chicago later than the regular t rain
and was hurried across Illinois and
ovva, reaching theLincom division ai
l'acllic Junction early yesterday morn
ing, At ii:.'i!i a. m. the train was pull
ing out of Lincoln ami three hours
and twenty-six minutes after leaving
l'acllic Junction it was at Hastings
ISii miles away. The run from l'acllic
Junction to Hastings was accom
plished at the rate of l'i.2." miles an
hour Including four minutes delay for
change of engines and crews at Lin
coln. Engineer Johnson, with engine
2.11'j, took the train out of Lincoln
with Conductor Kenyon In charge. A
rapid run was made west to McCook,
where the crack runners of the Mc
Cook division took a turn at the
wheels that sent the train into Denver
atr:i"i mountain time, or (i:2."i p.m.
Lincoln time, making the run from
Lincoln to Denver In eleven hours and
forty-six minutes, or one hour and
thirty-seven minutes faster than the
regular schedule of No. 1."
Is Building New Residence.
John Gaucr, living one mile south
west of Cedar Creek, was in the city
Saturday.and gave the Journal a call to
renew his subscription. Mr. Gaucr Is
one or the ninny tanners or iass
county, and Is now engaged In erect
ing a thirty-four foot square, two story
residence, and when completed will bo
one of the most comfortable homes In
He Would Fill tlie Bill.
The Herald would again remind the
democrats that If they arc looking for
good material fora governor, congress
man or any Important public position
requiring ability and Integrity, they
might do well to Interview Judge
Travis of I'lattsmouth. Don't know
that he would have anything within
the province of the democrats to give
but lie's the man who could do the
job to a nicety. -Line iln Herald.
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