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PLATTSM ( ) U Tl I , XE1JKASKA, THUKSDAY, MAY 10, 11HK5.
JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY
Short Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined
For the Readers of the Journal.
Autl now for the M'Hsonuf openwork tliluc.
of niH-nwurk wulsu hui! lilrt.
Of ep nwork seeks Hint H-nork lints
And openwork tics nml skirls.
Of openwork cars ami ImiiuniH-ks n ml rooms.
Let everything witx more thin
And open your pores: if you wunt vikhI lieultli
You must wenr mi oenwork skin
Stolen sweets are often hard to
The tlirt loves to captivate, but
captivates not to hive.
Frequently the baseball sere is Is'
to o against the umpire.
Jt doesn't takeeriminal lawyers long
to become case-hardened.
A lazy man always believes that a
thinn of duty is a bore forever.
Too many or our coining men never
get any farther than the background.
Every man knows some other man
whose funeral he would like to attend.
After marriage many a girl discovers
that she trilled with the wrongman.
Some women's idea of economy is to
spend less money for food and more for
Many farmers say they would like to
celebrate the Fourth in Plattsmouth
When anything happens to a married
man his wife always remembers that
she told him so.
Men who are always attempting to
kill two birds with one stone never
bag much game.
When a woman wants to annoy her
husband she Informs him that she is
going to clean house.
Ue very careful what you say to your
enemies and be more careful what you
write to your friends.
When a damphool la unable to at
tract attention in any manner he dons
a gaudy suit of clothes.
Never judge what a man has spent
by the size of the load he Is carrying.
It may have been a donation.
What about that Fourth of July
celebration? To celebrate or not to
celebrate, that's the question.
Not until the undertaker gets him
will the busy man get the kind of rest
he is always looking forward to.
The first thing that a baby girl
learns to ask for is candy, and the
second is money to buy a new dress.
A girl is apt to protest if a young
man attempts to kiss her and a young
widow is apt to protest if lie doesn't.
Trace your bad luck back a few
blocks and the chances are that you
will discover it is due to your bad
If a man would put only his own
property in his wife's name it would't
be so bad; but as a rule the most of it
belongs to ether people.
A man may fiirt with all the girls
some of the time or some of the girls
all of the time, but no man has a right
to flirt with all the girls all the time.
California can now advertise earth
quakes as an attraction to homeseek
ers. Whether it would prove a draw
ing card is somewhat debatable. Cass
county is good enough for us.
An old maid of this city says that
some men are wingless angels and
some are hornless devils, and gives as
a reason for not marrying that she
was fearful of running onto a hornless
There are several young men in
Plattsmouth who are fitting them
selves for a few months sojourn In the
inebriate asylum at Lincoln. The
authorities have their eyes constantly
The man who pouts when he cannot
run the town his way Is not the most
useful sort of citizen. The cheerful
workers do what the majority deems
best and are the fellows who can be
The people of IMattsmouth are
about ready to favor most anything
that will inauirarate boom, except the
knockers and the mossback merchants
who are afraid if a boom comes they
will have to move toa town in propor
tion to their business methods.
It is awful nice to go to the post
office to Inquire for your mail, and be
compelled to wait until some of the
town girls get through with their
conversation with the girl at the
general delivery. They should know
that this Is an Imposition without the
postmaster telling them so.
The young lady who stood on the
corner of Sixth and I'earl street, Sun
day night, and waited fur the approach
of the young man who gave a shrill
whistle, should be ashamed of herself.
She Is a nice girl, has respectable par
ents, and should know that such acts
are not considered nice.
IS PLEASED WITH WYOMING
University Man Returns From i Short Trip
Through Western State.
Leon J. l'epperberg, assistant In the
department of geology at the univer
sity, who has been on a short business
tour of central Wyoming, returned last
night. Mr. l'epperberg spent several
days in the country which Is soon to
be opened for settlement in that part
of the state, and was much pleaded
with it. Much of the land is splendid
ly adapted for agriculture, Mr. Pepper
burg says, while all of it is rich in
mineral deposits. The town of Lander,
in the center of the district, is nearly
1"0 miles from a railroad, but is a nour
ishing city with electric lights, city
water, and other modern Improve
ments. Shoshonl.oneof the towns re
cently built, w ill be on the new line of
the Northwestern, and is already ex
periencing a strenuous boom. Large
eastern capitalists are Investing heavi
ly in the property where it can be had,
Mr. l'epperberg says.
Saturday night Mr. l'epperberg rode
for several hours on horseback through
a snowstorm. Although the weather
In Lincoln the past few days has been
somewhat chilly, the change to Ne
braska temperature was of some se
verity. Notwithstanding the snow,
Mr. l'epperberg was much pleased
with his trip. Lincoln State Journal.
She Was in Plattsmouth.
A stylishly dressed young lady has
been working a petty swindle upon
the business men and others in various
towns in the state by soliciting funds
for an alleged orphan asylum in our
neighboring town of Aurora. There Is
no asylum of the kind in Aurora, and
none is contemplated. As the young
lady had an Ingenious way of erasing a
twenty five or fifty cent subscription
and raising it to a higher figure, know
ing that others would gauge their
donations by what had been given by
those before them, she reaped a rich
harvest. Solicitors for various char
itable objects are numerous, and while
as a rule they are worthy enough, it is
a poor rule to give money Indiscrim
inately to them. There should be
some way to protect the public. How
would it. do to require all solicitors to
take out a license from the city, mak
ing oath before the clerk that they
were authorized agents of the organi
zation they claimed to represent and
establishing to his satisfaction their
genuineness, before being allowed to
canvass the town. Central City (Neb.)
Coates is Highly Elated.
Several weeks ago the Journal agi
tated the raising of funds to secure
a new factory of the Brown Shoe Co.
which they wished to build in a city
that would donate $40,000 towards the
erection of same, and they in their
turn agreed to put in $7.",kk) worth of
equipments and to employ 12"0 people.
Now the town of Mexico, Mo., has
secured the contract for this new
factory, because they had wide awake
citizens who generously loosened their
purse strings for they knew that In a
few years that this amount would be
returned to them thrice fold. Mr.
Coates is a large property holder there
and is highly elated to think the
factory is to be built there, for this
fact will doubtless Increase the value
of real estate in Mexico which has a
population of about 5,000.
Rev. Father Emanuel Hartig, pas
tor of St. Benedict Catholic church
and vicar general of the state, Mon
day celebrated his Kith birthday an
niversary and he had a good time. In
stead of being entertained by friends
he entertained the scholars of St.
I'.enedict school and it was a Jolly
affair. During the day many of his
parishoners called on him to express
congratulations and wish him many
more years ot active life. Father
Emanuel came to this city in 1 Stil and
took charge of St. (Benedict church
and with the exception of a few years
he was at Atchison he has been In
charge. He Is the oldest priest In
continuous service In the state, and Is
as bright, st rong and active as thirty
years ago. Nebraska City News.
Entertains Aid Society.
At the home of Mrs. J. L. Thomp
son the Ladles' Aid society of the M.
E. church were pleasantly entertained
Thursday afternoon. After the regu
lar business the hours sped swiftly by
at a social conversation until delect
able refreshments were served. About
thirty-five ladies participated In the
enjoyable event, and expressed them
selves deeply indebted to their hostess
ijfor the enjoyable time.
R fused Them the Court Room.
For fear that Decoration Pay may
not be just the sort of a day that the
old soldiers would like to have for their
services on that memorable day, the
committee to arrange for their exer
cises appeared before the county com
missioners the other day and requested
the use of the district court room for
that purpose. The committee was
completely surprsied when their re
quest was turned down. The (J. A.
R. post is not abundantly supplied
with means and they desired the court
room to save the expense of paying for
the l'armele theatre, and the Journal
regrets to know that the old soldiers
have been so shamefully mistreated by
the county's guardians. The court
house belongs to the people -it is
public property and the request of
the committee .should not have been
denied. There should lie no building
too good in which to hold decoration
exercises, and we are surprised that
the commissioners so outrageously
turned down those who were among
the saviors of the country that they
might continue to live under the
Stars and Stripes.
A New Fad.
There is something new under the
sun in the way of superstitions in Nor
folk. If, while you are walking along
the street, a small boy or a larger one
should approach you and ask if you
wear a ring, don't be at all surprised
or amazed. lie Is not insane nor try
ing to trick you. He Is merely living
up to his new belief. If you have a
ring he will ask to '"turn it," by which
he means simply turning It once
around on your finger. And the mo
tive? "When I turn one hundred
rings, then the first girl I meet with a
red necktie 1 shall marry," he will ex
plain if you ask the reason. One little
fellow who accosted his friends early
this morning, said that he had already
turned thirty rings and that he had
only been at it three days, at that.
The "ring turning" process has now
displaced the hundred white horses
and the red headed girl Norfolk
Strength of union and oneness of
purpose and co-operation Is the only
power that can hope for success. In
dividual effort can accomplish but lit
tle, but a federated purpose has a
wonderful force. Let l'lattsmoulh
women do as other small towns are
doing, and write all clubs, societies,
church and secular, regardless of creeds
and politics, under one head. Each
club can be distinct but all together
to make the whole. Each will be
stimulated to newer activities. A
broader charity and more tolerant
spirit will be engendered, when all
can meet on common ground and in
terchange ideas that have as the cen
tral thought the good and betterment
of their own city. And when any
juestlon of public interest comes up,
the force of numbers Is an Important
factor. Let the call for a meeting be
announced and organize a "City Fed
eration." One Jntkkestkd.
Floater Found In the River.
A special under date of Thursday,
from Rulo, says: "A man about
twenty-two or twenty-three years of
age, was found floating down the Mis
souri river. He was without shoes or
hat and smoothly shaved. He was
found about 4:30 this afternoon by the
men working on the riprap, one and a
half miles below here near the Bowker
bend. His head is broken and his coat
and vest were wadded around his head.
It is supposed that be is the man who
wrote and pinned a note to a log stat
ing that if found notify Mrs. 0. W.
Stewart of Dakota City, Neb. The
county sheriff and coroner were notl fled
and hastened to the scene. Fred
Evans found the body. The body is
in good state of preservation."
Enjoyed By the Whole Family.
In remitting for the Journal A. W.
Magowan, who formerly had charge of
the W. I). Jones livery barn and who
removed back to his farm over in Iowa
about three years ago. writes: "Your
paper Is read by myself and family, so
let It come on as it is highly apprecia
ted by all of us. We are having a very
promising spring here. Small train
all In and most of It up, and people
are preparing the ground for corn.
Have turned my cattle out to grass,
which Is very good." They all like
the Journal, and this is simply one
out of dozens of letters received from
patrons all over the country.
Grandma Urwln at Rest.
On Thursday evening at about !:.")
Mrs. Elizabeth Urwln passed away at
the home of her son, Geo. W. I'rwin,
aged tK) years. Funeral will occur
from the I'rwin home Saturday at 1 p
m., conducted by Rev. Everett. In
terment at River View cemetery.
MAY NOT SURVIVE INJURIES
Grant Cotner, Formerly of this City, Is Per
haps Fatally Crushed By the Cars.
In response to a message Mating
that Grant Cottier's life Is despaired
Of as the result of serious Injuries re
ceived Thursday while at work in Bur
lington yards at Omaha, his brothers,
John and Lee, and their wives and his
Sister, Mrs. A. I'. Chrlswiser, departed
on the fast mail for Omaha.
Mr. Cottier was formerly employed
In the local B. & M. shops In lliiscity,
but about three years ago removed to
Omaha, where he secured a positlnnof
car Inspector, ami It. was while in the
discharge of these duties that he was
run down ami crushed between two
. lie was conveyed to the Wise Mem
orial Hospital, where it was ascertain
ed that several ribs were broken, one
of them protruding through his lungs
and other internal injuries, the extent
of which are not known, but the med
ical authorities believe him to lie in a
very critical condition.
'The unfortunate man Is a son-in-law
of Mr. and Mrs. ,1. I!. Illgley of this
city, and has many friends here in the
local shops who will regret to hear of
the terrible accident.
Shower (or Mr. and Mrs. Dutton.
The hospitable home of Mr. and
Mrs. Win. McCauley was the scene of
a merry gathering Thursday, in re
sponse to invitations to a tin shower
In honor of the newly married couple,
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dutton, of South
Omaha. After all had assembled In
the cozy rooms, cards with hints to
the answer were passed around and
each one required to display their
knowledge of llowers, fruits and plants
In general. For some undelinable rea
son the ladies proved more apt, at this,
and although Rev. Salsbury acquitted
himself nobly in correctly solving all
except three, his wife outwitted lilin
by defining what the property of an
unmarried man Is, and Mrs. Salsbury
was therefore presented a wreath for
her guessing abilities.
.'A very pleasant diversion Jn the
form of delicious refreshments fol
lowed the guessing contest, and In
this the hostess was assisted by Mes
dames Salsbury, Rawlsand Miss Searl.
After all had indulged In this the
assembled was invited to the dining
Ing room where the late bride and
groom were seated at the table laden
with various parcels, while the ex
pectant throng grouped themselves
about the table and witnessed the re
moval of wrappers from the parcels
and listened to the reading of the at
tached verses by the bride. A great
amount of merriment was derived
from the various presents and the
accompanying remarks. The duty of
naming each utensil devolved upon
the groom. who became bewildered by
so many different articles, and was
compelled to solicit assistance.
The party broke up at an early hour
and with the best wishes of all. Mr.
and Mrs. Dutton departed on the
10:18 train for Omaha.
A Few Timely Sucfiestions.
We are informed that a village Im
provement society is to organized here
In the near future, at leaU a "citizens
meeting" has been called, asking all
those who are interested In the mat
ter to come and discuss the advisabili
ty of such an organization. We are all
agreed on one point, and that is there
would be no difficulty in finding a field
for their labors, should such an organ
ization be effected.
Why not have the weeds kept down?
Why not have our cemetery kept In
better condition? and our streets and
alleys clean? Much has been done,
and our city officials are anxious that
more should be done more than they
can do, and the one thing needful now,
isto create a public opinion that will
not only demand a better state of af
fairs, but be willing to lend a hand to
ward bettering them. See w hat such
societies have done in other towns to
ward Improving and beautifying their
surrounding. Why should not we cit
izens of I'lattsmouth be equally Inter
ested? Buried In Soldier's Uniform.
A special from Union under date of
Saturday says: "The funeral of Wil
liam Darrough, whose death occurred
at 3 o'clock yesterday morning at the
home of his son In this village, was
held today. Mr. Darrough was born
In Ohio, May 2i, ISJtt, and had been a
resident of this county about thirty
years. He was a veteran of the civil
war and did honorable service In the
I'nlon cause, his death resulting from
ailments he contracted In the service.
Ills request that he he burled in a sol
dier's uniform, was complied with."
Failed to Clean Em Out.
The Journal Is informed that some
parties went Into Spruce's saloon In
Louisville Saturday night and started
In to run affairs to suit their notion.
Herein the old saying that the one
who Is always hunting for trouble
generally finds It, is fully demon
strated. It seems a "free-for-all" was
soon Inaugurated, and it Is imt neces
sary to remark that the fellows who
were so anxious to raise a row were
considerably tamed down when the
smoke of buttle cleared away, and that
several eyes in deep mourning was the
The above version of the vrimage
was ieeeive.1 by the Journal and Is
further explained by the fact that a
complain; was sworn out in Justice
Archer's com t against Charles Spencc
on a charge of assault, and battery
upon one I'.eiijamlii Fulton.
Rodijeis in Limbo.
.lack llodgers, the slick-tniigued
scoundrel who left several of the
Plattsmouth people to hold the sack
for various sums, and who completely
stole several hundred pairs of roller
skates belonging to parties here, Is
now In jail at Glcnwood, Iowa. The
grand jury of Mills county recently in
dicted him on the charge of "cheating
by false pretenses."
One day last week Kodgers went to
Crest on ostensibly to visit his wife,
where he was nabbed by an officer.
He Is the man who is charged with
swindling Thomas Smouse, of (ilen
wood, out of a large sum of money,
said to be In the neighborhood of
$2, nun, on the sale of patent, right ter
ritory for a Hat Iron. It Is asserted
that he is badly wanted in (inaha for
forgery, and also at Council Bin lis on
After the Iowa authorities get
through with Bodgers, Nebraska will
entertain him lor awhile, and perhaps
for a term of years.
Another Earthquake Victim.
Madison, Cai.., May l, I'.mmi.
Dear Sir-Through the kindness of
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gapen of Murray,
I have been an Interested reader of
your paper for several months. 1 was
living at Ml Mason street, San
Francisco, but was driven out by the
terrible earthquake and lire of April
lKth. I was not Injured but, lost most
of my clothing and tramped two days
and nights to get away from that
I am a daughter of F. M. Young, sr.,
living near Murray. I enjoy the
Journal very much, as It tells of so
many friends at borne. Will you kind
ly forward It to me at Madison, Cal.,
as this will be my future home. With
best wishes, I am yours respectfully
Mies. T. J. Winn:.
Off for Germany.
J. JI. Rogge, manager of the I'nion
Lumber and drain company of Elm
wood, accompanied by his son, Fred
die, left Monday for New York City
where they will sail May 10 on the
steamship Amerikafor Mr. .Hogg's old
home in Germany, which he left over
thirty years ago. He expects to be
gone about three months, visiting his
aged mother, relatives and old friends.
Henry Roelofsz and daughter, Mrs.
Minnie Kroft, also of Ehnwood, will
sail in the Amerlkaon the above date,
for a visit of several months In Hol
land. It has been forty years since
M r. Roelofsz left t he old country. Two
of his sisters are living there, whom
they will visit.
Chris Wolforth came Into the Jour
nal office Saturday afternoon after the
paper had gone to press, bearing in his
hand a letter from Germany, which
conveyed the sad Intelligence of the
death of his oldest brother, Gottlieb,
who passed away several weeksagu. It
has been but a few weeks since he re
ceived word of ills sister's death in
New York City. There are but two
children of the family now living, be
sides Mr. Wolforth, one sister In the
old country and one brother In New
York City. The Journal, as well as
his many friends, sympathize with
Mr. Wolforth In his double bereave
ment. Teachers at Elmwood.
At a meeting of the board of cduca
clon held last week, teachers were
elected for the ensuing year as follows:
l'rlnclpal, W. T. Davis, of I'eru: assls
tant principal, M. Nettle Turner, I'n
lon: Intermediate, Miss Blanche Bell,
Ashland: first primary, Miss Catherine
Willis Clarks: second primary, Miss
I'earl Bryan, Ashland. The members
of the board are confident they have
secured a very strong and competent
corps (if teachers.
THE VISITORS GET BUSY
Home Team Defeated in a Very Hotly
Contested Game by Score of II to 10.
A very Interesting athletic program
was held at the ball park from to
V:to last Saturday afternoon, but, the
excitement of the large crowd n at
tendance converged about the princi
ple feature of the afternoon the ball
game between the I'lat tsinoui h and
the Ashland high school teams. In
the hotly contested struggle for vic
tory the local team trailed their col
ors behind t hose of the visitors to the
tune of 1 1 to hi. Inning the first four
innings licit her one or the teams was
able to liml the living sphere very
often, and when t hey did hy chance,
It was only to lie hcatcu by t lie last,
playing of the fielders. In the last
half of the filth the locals hrol,e ice,
running two scores before the third
out was made. The .successful work
of the I'lattsmouth team aroused Ash
land to terrible activity, and ere the
close oft he sixth had eight scores I o
her credit, on account of errors by
Vainly the home team attempted
to retrieve their prestige, but, only
succeeded In getting two men over
the plate at the close of the sixth.
Taking a linn brace the visitors were
held down, only tallying three scores
during the remainder of the game,
while the home boys brought in six
more, two of which they scored during
the last hair of the ninth inning.
The only double play of the game
was made by I'lattsmouth a single
was knocked toFrlcke on short who
threw It, to Ileal, putting a runner
out, and by Ileal to Morgan, putting
Travis and Morgan for the home
team and Huffman for the visitors
were the only successful ones who
slugged the missive for two-base hits.
Till--. A I'll I.K'I'li ' I'N'IT.NT.
The other feat ores of the afternoon
was a primary athletic contest in
which the Ashland boys were Invited
to participate. The event and win
ners were: 100 and yard dash,
Barnes first, Adams second. In the
shot put, Miner, by a throw of .'11 feet
carried off first honors, while Dawson
won second by a throw of :io feet and
Gospel on Wheels.
We have heard of gospel being ex
pounded on the street corners and hi
circus tents, but have never heard of
It being preached on wheels until we
noticed the following account of a car
that arrived in Springfield, Neb., last,
week. It is rather a new and novel
manner of holding church services,
but It seems to take with the people.
In speaking of this car the Springfield
"A chapel railway car is something
new and novel to Springfield as a
means of spreading tlie gospel, In fact
It is out of the ordinary as there are
only six such cars in the world. Tim
car, "Glad Tidings," which Is In
charge of Rev. George L. White, evan
gelist, and Eugene Spear, singer, was
sidetracked here Tuesday evening and
meetings are to be held at 4:10 in the
afternoon and at H o'clock evenings,
which so far have been well attended.
The car seats PJO people and Is sent
out by the American Bapt 1st Publish
ing society. It Is complete in every
detail and cost about JlO.noo. The
chapel proper contains a pulpit, organ
and free library with bibles for distri
bution, and another room has a folding
desk, a typewriter, table, couch and
two beds. A kitchen furnished with
a range, Ice chest and a closet for
dishes, one for provisions and clothing
and a toilet room completes the equip
ment for traveling and living could
not be wished for. There Is no doubt
that Messrs. White and Spear are do
ing a great and good work, and they
extend an invitation to all to attend
these meetings. They will hold ser
vices in the car at 11 o'clock Sunday
and at the Baptist church at '. o'clock
The next stand this car makes will bo
Louisville, which no doubt willarouso
the sleepy denzens of our prosperous
little neighbor. It Is said that Leo
Maylield, editor of the Courier, is
already arranging to attend every
The weather Saturday and Sunday
was chilly, frost both nights. Tuo
f rult trees arc In bloom and the extent
of the injury done Is not yet fully
known. Peaches and plums seem to
be further along than most of the oth
er fruit, and may not be as badly in
jured as apples. The fruit growers do
not seem to agree as to the extent of
damages some claiming great dam
ages, while others seem to think they
are very light.
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