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PLATTSM ( ) UT1 1 , NE1USASKA, T11U1.SDAY, MAY IT, .!();.
JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY i
Short Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined
For the Readers of the Journal.
These arc days when men put In
AUnit IihK vlii-ir Uini- M-wit)ili)':
Tluy'd like to drop the work Hint spend
Tbt" next next two weeks u-ttslilii'.
Fully two-thirds or our troubles are
Waiting works wonders if you keep
busy while waiting.
Haste makes some people waste a lot
of other people's time.
Hatred is often the result of know
ink' but one side of a person.
The man who has a system for beat
ing the races seldom hasanything else.
The Almighty never recognizes a
preacher's worth by the salary he
Cupid behind the arrow is more
dtngerous than the man beh'nri the
A manicure artist who could polish
men's brains would till a long-felt
It isn't so much what others say
about you as the way they say it that
An ounce of confidence In yourself is
better than a pound of confidence in
Concrete walks are the "stuff." They
are the poor man's walks cheapest
by all odds. ,
If a young man's cake is "dough" he
can easily find a girl who is willing to
take the cake.
Most men are better acquainted
with Faith and Hope than they are
The water quest ion is beginning to
open the eyes of the people of this city
more than ever.
He who tells what he would do if in
your place seldom knows what to do
in his own place.
Most of the things that come to
those who wait are a trifle stale by the
time they arrive.
A smart Aleck In this town says a
"knowing man can size up the love of
a woman by her sighs."
Those who expect a young man with
dazzling prospects to set the world on
fire are apt to be disappointed.
The average woman could no doutt
keep the wolf from the door with her
voice If the wolf wasn't deaf.
Somehow a man always has a split
ting headache when he is called upon
to entertain his wife's mother.
Many a man who imagines the eyes
of the whole world are upon him Isn't
known outside of bis own precinct.
A genius who succeeds in Inventing
a cornet that will blow the head off
the blower will not have lived in vain.
The man who never made a success
of anything In his life always wonders
why other men do not heed his advice.
Any man should be able to manage
a buslneis according to directions, but
no man can manage a woman that
It Isn't always the coat that makes
the man any more than It Is the dress
Of the woman more times it's the
A woman never likes to send a tele
gram unless she can send it collect;
otherwise she can't use half the words
she wants to.
Perhaps It Is the winning ways of a
woman that enables her to get the
best of a man In the so-called matri
Enthusiasm Is to a man w bat steam
is to the locomotive. If that is the
case some business men In this town
need a whole cart load of it.
There are one or two young girls In
riattsmouth who need a lecture every
night in the week from their parents
upon the subject of "good behavior"
on the street.
It 19 an outrage that a young lady
can't walk the streets of Plattsmonth
after night without slurlng remarks
being hurled at her as she passes a
crowd of boys.
Only about six weeks till the glorious
Fourth, and no arrangements made
for a celebration in riattsmouth. Let
us get a move on U9 and entertain the
farmers on the great natal day.
Another smooth young man's ears
were made to ring Saturday night by
accosting the wrong lady on the corner
of Sixth and Pearl streets. A straight
lilt from the shoulder and landed on
the peepers would do him more good.
Wa Lnnw there are some business
men In riattsmouth who will not give
a cent to a Fourth of July eclebra
tlon-thcy never did. In fact they
give to nothing. They believe In get
ting all they can and holding fast to
1 1 they pet their dutches on.
ENCAMPMENT NEXT WEEK
6. A. R. Will 6lve Corporal Tanner I
Royal Welcome In Lincoln.
The law making body of the state
organization of the G. A. I!, will meet
in Lincoln on May hi, 17 and IS says
the State Journal. The annual state
encampment will attract to Lincoln
probably 400 delegates. To swell the
number the ladles of the W. K. C.
expect 2V) delegates and the ladies of
the G. A. 11. expect fully 200. Special
rates have been granted on the rail
roads and the commit tee that is plan
ning for the reception believes at least
-2,oo0 Nebraska people will take advant
age of the rates for a visit to Lincoln.
The great attraction of the encamp
ment will be the presence of Corporal
James Tanner, the commander-in-
chief of the (J. A. P. He has been
making a trip in the west and will be
In Lincoln for a reception and camp
tire. Corporal Tanner Is not found of
receptions because he lost both his
legs at the battle of Hull Hun, Va.
The local committee has arranged a
short reception at which the com
mander-in-chief may be seated If he
desires. At the campfire Governor
Mickey will preside.
Mrs. Abble Adams, of Superior, na
tional president of the Woman's Re
lief corps, will be in attendance and
special features will be added to the
program because of her presence.
The program includes the woman's
relief corps reception to the national
officers and their aides Wednesday
night at the auditorium. This will be
followed by a program at which
Corporal Tanner will preside.
Thursday morning the veterans will
parade from their headquarters at the
Lindell hotel through the principal
streets of the city and back to the
auditorium, where at !:.'10 a. m., a
presentation of a tlag to the Lincoln
high school will occur, the high school
being there in a body to receive it.
The business sessions of the encara p
ment and the ladies organizations will
be held Thursday afternoon and in the
evening following a concert at the
auditorium will occur the camptlre of
the state department, participated in
by all G. A. R. organizations.
From Oklahoma In Automobile.
Tom Williams and wife, of Renfrow,
Oklahoma, arrived Thursday morning
on a short visit with Mr. Williams'
parents. They made the trip from
Oklahoma to Lincoln In an automo
bile and Tom says it was the finest
trip he has ever taken. They were
accompanied from Lincoln by Aunt
Gilley Lewis who will visit relatives
and old acquaintances. Louisville
Dr. E. W. Cook, Head Physician; E.
E. Kesler, state deputy; E. N. Ilyner,
district deputy, and Chief of Police
Fitzgerald went to Louisville Friday
night and enthused the M. W. A.
camp of that village by their presence.
Ir. Cook tells the Journal they enjoy
ed a splendid time and were most roy
ally entertained by the local camp, and
they all returned to riattsmouth at a
late hour feeling "that it was good to
be there." The Louisville camp is
made up of an excellentclass of people,
and it Is hoped the visitors done much
good by their presence.
Basket Ball at Weeplnjf Water.
A special from Elm wood under date
of Thursday says: "Last evening the
girls' basket ball team of the Elm-
wood high school visited Weeping Wa
ter and beat the high school team of
that place by a score of 2" to 10. Af
ter the game the Weeping Water high
school gave a banquet to the Elmwood
people. I'rof. Patcliffe, coach of the
Weeping Water team, acted as toast
master and proposed toasts, responded
to by Prof. lavls, coach of the Elm
wood team, and also Miss Lottie Lean,
captain of the Elmwood team. The
tcamswlll play again at Elmwood on
Assessed by the State Board.
The Lincoln Evening Newssaysthat
t he county assessor of Otoe county has
been Informed by Secretary Ilennett
of the state board of assessment that
the Burlington bridge across the Mis
souri river at Nebraska City will be as
sessed by the state board. Attorney
General P.rown and the members of
the board arc agreed that the fact that
the bridge Is used locally as a toll
bridge, In addition to being used for
railroad purposes, docs not make It
subject to local taxitioii, the toll busi
ness being merely Incidental and the
earnings therefrom being accounted
for to the state b ard.
Death of Mr. Schneider.
The remains of Mrs. Laura Schnei
der (formerly Laura Fenn) were
brought from Lincoln Wednesday
night and taken to the home of 1 C
West at Wyomlug. The funeral ser
vices were held In the Wyoming
Kpiscopal church Thursday afternoon
and interment In Wyoming cemetery.
The deceased w as the wife of lliehard
Schneider and their home was in
Omaha, but Mrs. Schneider had been
taking medical treatment several
weeks in Lincoln, where her death
occurred Tuesday evening. She was
granddaughter of Mrs. F. W. Kobb,
who resides southwest of here. We re
gret that we have not the data for a
more extended obituary. I'nlon Lod
CAPT. PALMER AND A THIEF
Comedy in Three Acts In Which the Omaha
Postmaster Takes a Leading Part.
The Omaha I'.ee tells of an incident
in Saturday Issue of that paper
in which our former fellow citizen,
Postmaster Palmer, got a touch of
high life the other night, and who has
since been longing to look Into the
face of a certain messenger boy. The
"The said messenger boy had occa
sion to call at the Palmer residence at
hiOH South Thirty-second avenue, a
night or two ago, and as he found no
one up to receive a bundle he was to
deliver he simply rung the door bell
and left the bundle. Put the echo of
the door bell had scarcely died away
than the genial postmaster was on the
front porch looking for the person who
had rung the bell. The bundle escaped
his eyes and he ;vas certain the visitor
had sinister designs.
"Now it chanced that the captain
had omitted to don any outer garment
save a bath robe. It also chanced that
he allowed the big front door to close
between him and the Interior of his
comfortable home, leavinghim strand
ed on deck without a key or other
means of entrance.
'Mr. Palmerisathoughtful husband
and indulgent father. He neither
wanted to awaken his wife nor any of
the children, all of whom are adults.
Without taking to himself any vain
boasts of superiority as an athlete, he
conceived the Idea of climbing the
porch and entering his bed room from
the top thereof. He had skinned up
and skinned Is used advisedly about
half way one of the pillars of the
porch, when, lo, Mrs. Palmer, not
knowing of her husband's predica
ment, was aroused. She Immediately
jumped to the conclusion that a bur
glar wastrying to break into the house
and raised the alarm. She started
down stairs, expecting to find the cap
tain. He heard hergo down and start
ed back down the post himself. She
opened the door, looked out and heard
her descending husband call. She then
hastily went back up to let him In at
the window. Py this time the captain
had struck earth once more and was
standing at the front door waiting to
be admitted. Put there was none to
let him In, and he began to sing, soft
ly, for fear of waking the neighbors:
There's R strungcr ut the door,
Let lilm In. let lilm In;
He lias Iteen there oft before
"Mrs. Palmer, dumb with fright and
perplexity, managed oncd more to go
to the front door, and finally the cap
tain got back on the Inside.
"He says he has more sympathy than
ever for the San Francisco sufferers
who are obliged to spend all of their
time out of doors."
District Court Notes.
In the case of Matthew Gering vs.
School District No. 2h, on motion of
the plaintiff judgment was ordered on
the mandate from the supreme court.
The former Judgment In this case is
vacated and set aside and judgment
ordered against the defendants for the
sum of ")l.fi", costs of the case in the
The cause of Grace Coatman et al.
vs. Orrest W. Drum et al. was called
for trial Friday afternoon, and a
hearing was had on the objections to
confirmation of sale, and on applica
tion of the State P.ank of Elmwood to
reform decree, and on motion of widow
to have homestead and dower rights
set out from proceeds of said sale In
case same was confirmed. The claim
of the First National bank of Elm
wood for the sum of 1417.14 was dis
missed without prejudice to further
action. Cause was continued for
A motion to require the court to
call a special Jury In the case of State
vs. O. II. Tower was submitted.
The arguments of the counsel In the
cases of the City of riattsmouth. vs.
NebrakaTelephonc Company ami the
Klltlke VS. Polk worn taken nndor ml
vl.sement by the respective courts.
HORRIBLE DOUBLE TRAGEDY
The Victims Are Well Known In Platts
mouth and Vicinity.
THE HUSBAND PERFORMS THE DEED.
Sid Mackey, a Prominent Farmer of Jeffer
son County and His Wife Both Dead.
THE WIFE A FORMER MRS. YOUNG.
A sp-rial from Falrhury, Neb., under
date of May 12, gives the following
partieularsof the death of Sid Mackey,
a i'rominent farmer living near Key
nolds In the southern part of .teller
son county, and also the murder of his
wife previous to taking his own life
sonic time during Friday night. Mrs.
Mackey was a former Mrs. Young of
this city, and the husband Is some
known in this city. P.oth have visited
here in the past few years. Reports
of the tragedy are about as follows:
"On the same farm where the suicide
and murderer resided, dwelt his son,
Klroy Mackey, and family. This morn
ing the wife of the younger Mackey
went to the dwelling of her father-in-law
and, seeing no one about the
place, she entered. She was horrified
to find the lifeless form of Sid Mackey
lying upon a bed, a bullet hole through
his head and a revolver In his hand.
She hurried to her own home and In
formed her husband of what she had
discovered. The coroner was sum
moned and hastened to the place.
L'pon his arrival further investigation
was made and the dead body of Mrs.
Mackey was found In another room,
she also having been shot through the
head. The coroner summoned a jury
and an inquest Is In progress this
"Mackey was one of the most promt
nent and successful farmers In this
county. He owned about 2no acres of
splendid land and lived in a fine farm
hutser He was a member of the
board of county commissioners about
twelve years ago and had always taken
an active interest In public a Hairs.
About three years ago his first wife
died and eighteen months ago he was
married to a widow, the woman whose
life he took prior to ending his own.
This later marriage is said to have
been .anything but a happy one, and
frequent disagreements are said to
have taken place. This state of affairs
is thought to have weighed on the
mind of Mackey and there is reason to
balieve that he has contemplated tak
ing Ills own life for sometime. Two
weeks ago became to Fairburyand
had the beneficiary in a fraternal in
surance policy, which he was carrying,
changed. It had formerly run to his
wife, but the lodge secretary refused
today to tell to whom it is now pay
able. He also executed a new will
on the same day.
"Relatives of the family were under
the impression that Mrs. Mackey had
gone to Council Diuffs yesterday, as
that had been her Intention. There
was no thought, therefore, of her hav
ing been killed when her husband's
body was first discovered and the find
Ing of her remains was a complete sur
prise. The victims were last seen
alive yesterday morning.
"Mackey was about sixty years of
age and leaves six grown children
Kirby, who lived on the farm with
him, Carl, Saul and Mrs. Wesley Craw
ford In Fairbury, George and Mrs
Delia Lewis of Pierce.
"While the Inquest over the body of
Mackey was In progress t he remains of
his wife were found In a back bedroom
of the house. The only clothing on It
was a night gown and the shoes and
stockings. It was laid out upon the
door, with a pillow under the head
and a large bunch of (lowers In the
hands, which were folded over her
breast. A bullet wound was In the
top of the head, made by a thirty-two
calibre revolver. It developed that
he had shot her some time Thursday
night, and Friday he went to Reynolds
and paid several bills.
That evening he ate supper w ith
his son, who lived on the place, and
told him that his wife had gone to
Council P.luffs on a visit. When he
was found this morning he was lying
on his back on the kitchen floor. His
right hand, that still grasped the re
volver lay upon his breast. He had
put the muzzle of the weapon In his
mouth and d.'" Tgcd It, death fol
lowing Inst- .'
"He ' liters to several of his
child; rthlch stated that he con
sidered this act the best way out of
his troubles, lie Intimated that his
w ife's children were trying to get her
to leave him. Ills wife's name was
formerly Ida M. Young, and she leaves
two children, a boy of twenty-two and
a girl of eighteen, both of whom re
reside at Council P.lutTs. The woman
kept house for htm prior to their mar
riage" The following, relative to the mur
dered woman, Is clipped from the
Council IllulTs department of the
Omaha lice, of Monday morning: "Mrs.
Sidney Mackey, who was killed last
Thursday night by her husband, a
prosperous farmer residing near Rey
nolds, Neb., who afterwards com
mitted suicide, was a former resident
of Council Willi's. She was Mackey's
second wife and lie was her second
husband. Her daughter, Miss Ethel
Young, is employed at the Hg'leii
hotel lii I Ills city and .she is almost
prostiated over the news of her
mother's tragic death. Sue was ex
pecting a visit from her mother this
week. Young, Mrs. Mackey's lirst
husband and father of Miss Ethel
Young, Is now a resident of t turn wa."
A TEAM STOLEN FROM BACH
Was Taken From the Stables of A. 6. Bach
Early Sunday Morning.
OWNER VALUES THE TEAM AT $250.00
Reward of $100.00 for Capture and Con
viction of the Thief.
When A. G. Each drove home he
hind his team late Saturday night,
little did lie think that he would part
with them ere the dawn of another
morning. He placed the team in his
stables about half past eleven o'clock,
in South Park, and retired for the
night, and arising next morning about
seven o'clock to look after his chores,
he was surprised to find his team miss
ing from theiraccustomedplac.es. Not
suspecting anything wrong, he sent
one of the boys In search of the absen
tees, for he supposed that they had got
loose and strayed about the neighbor
hood. After several hours spent In looking
about the Immediate neighborhood,
the boy returned, and then August In
stituted a more thorough search of
the entire vicinity, then of the city
and the surrounding country. After
fruitless Inquiries, he finally came to
the conclusion Sunday evening that
the horses had been spirited away by
a thief or thieves, and therefore noti
fied the sheriff, who offered a reward
of tl for Information leading to the
capture and conviction of the guilty
party, while Cass county offered a re
ward of "iii.oo and the owner a reward
of 2-'.ou. The team stolen are a gray,
ten-year-old gelding, valued at 1:1.1. no
and tive-year-old dark bay or light
brown gelding, valued at ll.l.nn.
The information comes fiom Murray
that a horse trader passed through
that place early Sunday morning lead
ing a team answering the description
of those stolen. He appeared to he
headed for Nehawka, and will doubt
less attempt to dispose of the team to
some unsuspecting farmer.
Results of Track Meet at Lincoln.
The riattsmouth high school team,
who participated in the Interscholastlc
association meet at Lincoln Thursday
afternoon, returned Friday night very
much encourage with the results of
their first entry In this annual contest
which Is held between the high schools
of the state at Lincoln. In the pre
liminaries, the boys made a good show-
Ing but were exhausted when the finals
came off and, consequently only re
ceived one point. The scores of the
schools were as follows: York 411:
Peatrlce 2i, P.eaverCity IT, Pawnee
City 12, Shurbert, Fairbury n, Falls
Cityii, riattsmouth 1.
Over a thousand people were In
attendance and this proved to be the
most successful meet that has yet been
Parnesdld good work for the home
team, and won fourth place In the
two hundred and twenty yard dash.
The local boys were outclassed In
starting, and will practice this feature
of running, so that they can make a
better showing in the track meet
which they will very likely enter at
P.ellevue In the near future.
Hon. Leonard Klutllnger, German
Counsul at Pokyna, Italy, accompa
nied by Mr. Washington Pfelfer and
family of the same place, will arrive
In New York on next Wednesday for
the purpose of visiting relatives In this
country. The distinguished visitors
arc relatives of the Gering family of
this city, and will spend a portion of
the time visiting these excellent pei
A GREAT BIG CELEBRATION
Over Two Hundred Present Saturday at the
Home of Harry 6. Todd.
Although the weather was some,
what inclement Saturday morning,
that fact did not deter many or the)
friends, (old and young) from donning
their Sunday apparel and driving from
far and oeur to assist In the celel ra
tion at, the palat ial home which Harry
G. Todd has invent ly ipletcd. All
those having a long distance to tra
verse were on the road at an early
hour. The tirst of Iheweleoine gne-.ls
began to arrive about , ten o'clock mid
from t hat t line until I he iiohii hour a
conl linioiis st ream of vehicles, bring
ing people from I ni Murray, My
nard, Nehawka, Plat tsinoiil.li, and
from nearly eery other town In the
county, were arriving and depositing
merry throngs at, the hospitable home,
where they were most cordially iccelv
ed by the host and hostess, who with
out tlie slightest effort made them feel
at home and have one of the best mi
clal times that has been enjoyed In
When the t ime came for the feasl,
ninny baskets overllowlng with deleci
tablo eatables were produced and
spread upon three large tables in the.
dining room, by numerous willing
hands, which after the host or young
and old friends were seated, supplied
the every want and wish of the large
company. When all had did Justice to
the bounteous repast, they adjourned
to the beautiful parlors, where they
were favored with musical selections
by Mrs. Gil more, Mrs. I-'arlev, Missei
Ella Todd, Estella lialrd and Daisy
Wick, and a general good time was in
dulged in by all -many of the older
folks relating reminlsences, while the.
younger members of the assembly
strolled about through the snacloiw
halls, conversing anil exchanging cour
tesies with each other. With an ex
ceedingly large numberof regrets t hat
such a delightful occasslnn might, not
be prolonged, the guests expressing
their high appreciation of the event
bade their royal entertainers good-bye.
In the evening a gathering of the
young people occurred at Todd's beau
tiful residence, and proceeded to make
merry. Music, conversation and ot her
forms of amusement caused the happy
hours to pass swiftly away, and at, a
late hour the crowd having had a very
pleasant time, departed for their
Taken III Very Suddenly.
Judge H. I. Tiavls came downtown
Sunday morning, and for a short
space of time stopped In the Journal
otllcetoconver.se. All of a sudden he
grew sick and stated he would goto
his olllcc In the court house, lie went
and ten minutes later W. K. Fox
found lilm on the lloor of his office
where he had fallen and almost unable
to talk. A hack was soon called, the
judge conveyed home.and Monday he is
feeling much better, although far from
a well man. I he Journal hopes he
will be able to be about In a few days.
There was considerable stir upon the
streets Sunday aliout the noon hour
occasioned by the report that Dr.
Schlldknecht had died. The report
got pretty well circulated over the
cltybefore the same was contradicted.
The doctor was very much surprised
to learn this report himself, as well as
bis many friends who called as soon as
they heard the report. The doctor's
friends throughout the city arc glad to
know that the rumor was entirely un
founded, and It is Impossible to trace
the originator. Suffice to say, Dr.
Schlldknecht Is very much alive and
treats the rumor as a joke.
Enlarging the Shops.
We have It from good authority out
side of the railroad officials that the
Burlington has purchased part of tho
block Just west of the ball park and
have the plans drawn for an olllcc for
Supt. Ackermanand hlsasslstants and
possible for the entire store room cler
ical force. An Investigation of tho
county records prove part of the rumor
true, and If the remainder Is correct
there will be some large buildings
erected this fall or early next spring.
The appropriation has already been
made for a large modern machine shop;
the present one to be used as a boiler
shop only. A two story brick ofllco
will be built Just south of the present
boiler house, and the frame ofllco will
be out side the yards to make room for
the new buildings. So when we see
the company moving their offices out
side their yards and tearing dow n the
old buildings, we can depend upon it,
something is going to be done. Have
Dr. Marshall, Dentist, Coats' I'.lock.
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