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PLATTSMOUTII, NE1S1JASKA, TIIIUJSDA V, MAY '' I, VMM).
N I'M WVAl 'J I,
JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY
Short Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined
For the Readers of the Journal.
Mtk'lity ilnis of watrr
l.itt.e dris I'f IMili.
Make tlir in i . li m:i 1 1 " i! u li : H r
l'nss 111 tilM-sl si.X.
Common sense is none t 'i comT.on.
Gardeners ought to know when it Is
Explaining gets to ! a clir n ic I i t
with some poop'.o.
A society bii'l hones she will never
bloom as ;i wall :iower.
All things come M the other fellow
if you wait long eno'.u'h.
A Kit of gas is used in pulling teeth
and pepping the niestion.
Money talks and it is in a hurry to
say "food liy" to the most of ns,
Time is money and that is the only
kind a miser is willing to spend.
Life is a burden to some people and
some others are a burden to life.
Never judge the contents of a
woman's bead by the size of her hat.
If you get all your knowledge out of
books you might as well leave it there.
Some men are satisfied with empty
honors, but the toper prefers his full.
"When a married woman loses her
temper her husband usually finds it.
Sometimes a man calls a woman an
angel but what man ever saw an
Milk of human kindness lias but
little in common with the cream of
It is so much easier to tell what
ought" to be done than it is to get busy
and do it.
It's easy to he content with what we
have; it's what we haven't that
Only a strong-minded woman can
preserve fruit and her temper simul
taneously. The man who attends to his own
affairs has no time to laugh at the
mistakes of others.
After a girl gets to be about so old
the tries to forget that she once want
ed to marry a poet.
Even the lines of the poor poet are
lfkely to be cast in pleasant places
when he goes fishing.
Nothing seems to please the rela
tions of a man's wife so much as a
chance to step on his corns.
A woman doesn't expect her hus'
band to save money, but sbe expects
him to earn a sufficiency thereof.
Every cloud has a silver lining, but
the trouble is that the majority of us
are on the other side of the cloud.
After pocketing his fee the con-
irratulations of the minister who
officiates at a wedding are genuine.
A girl seldom makes a mistake in
marryiog a man who lives In a board
ing house. Such a man will appreciate
any kind of home cooking.
When a girl begins to appear anxious
about the state of a young man's
health he can take his choice between
the parson and the undertaker.
An old bachelor in Flattsmouthsays
that "single blessedness is considered
better than twins." Maybe that's
one fear he has of getting married
And still no stir has been started in
riattsraouth for a Fourth of July cele
bration. People will have to take
tbeir money tootbertownstospendit
"When you hear a woman say that no
man ever spoke a cross word to her,
you can bet your bottom dollar she is
not married, nor never has been. She
is an old maid.
The day is past for High school
graduates to think that they have a
right to desecrate public buildings,
and we should judge that some of the
youngsters in this city have recently
found this out.
The young man who wants a wife
will not select her from theglddyclass
of girls who gad the streets in the
evening, and disgust everybody by
their smartness that Is what they
think Is smart.
If some parents could have been out
on the streets last night and noted the
actions of their daughters, it would
have made them turn their heads in
shame. Parents, keep your daughters
at home, at least until they learn how
to behave themselves upon the streets.
You may not know how they act but
Some families in the south part of
town have been receiving scandalous
and anonymous letters. An effort is
being made to find the writers of t hese
letters, and they should know, if they
don't already know, that such trans
actions are punishable by imprison
ment. The matter will be placed In
the hands of private detectives.
THE G, A, R. ENCAMPMENT
The Session Closes With a Public Instal
lation at Lincoln Last Evening.
The thirtieth annual encampment
of the Grand Army of the Republic,
department of Nebraska, closed last
evening In Lincoln, with a public
installation of officers, followed by a
public installation of ortieers of the
Women's Relief Corps. At the close
of the Grand Army installation, which
was conducted by Installing Otlleer S.
J. Alexander, Commander John R.
Maxon announced the following ap-
Adjutant general and assistant 1 1 1 a r-
tennaster general, C. M. Parker ot
Judge advocategcneral. II. A. Parties
of Grand Island.
Inspector general, 1 C Work, of
Senior aid and chief of stall, Ira 11.
Wainbaugh, of Kearney.
Chief mustering officer, L. M. Coot-
horn, of Lincoln,
Patriotic instructor, Pra.1 P. Cook,
Mrs. Mary E. Cuddington, the newly
installed president of the W. R. C, an
nounced the following department ap
pointments, immediately after her in
Secretary, Mollie C. Hards, Central
Press correspondent, Ruelah Davis,
Patriotic instructor, Effie Poltin,
Counsellor, Harriet Wilcox, Omaha.
Musician, Margaret Cams, Lincoln.
The newly elected officers of the
Grand Army and the Relief Corns
were given a public installation In the
auditorium last evening. Many of
the delegates of both organizations
had returned to their former homes,
and the attendance was small. The
installation for the Grand Army was
conducted by S. J. Alexander, chief
installing officer, and for the corps by
Mrs. Helen Cook. The Impressive
ritualistic ceremonies were put on.
The following G. A. R. department
officers were installed:
Department commander, John R.
Senior vice commander, John F.
Junior vice commander, Jonathan
Edwards of Omaha.
Chaplain, J. S. Staples of Geneva.
Medical director, W. H. Johnson of
Appointive officer and council of ad
ministration. Officers of the W. R. C. were in
stalled as follows:
President, Mrs. Mary E. Cudding
ton, Central City; senior vice-president,
Mrs. Ellen Ackerman, Ains
worth; junior vice-president, Mrs. Elda
Treadwell, lleatrlce; treasurer, Helen
M. Gordon, Weeping Water; chaplain,
Mrs. Staples, Geneva; secretary, Mrs.
Nellie C. Hards, Central City.
Executive board: Mrs. Addle E.
Huff, Omaha; Dell Lee, University
Place; Mary R. Lawrence, Lincoln;
Mrs. Susan Cole, Juniata; Aime J.
Delcgatesat large: Mrs. MintaGray,
Fremont; alternate: Ida A. Oughe,
Delegates to national convention at
Minneapolis: Minnie C. Bell, Lincoln;
Ladelle Stilson, York; Celeste Mitch
ell, Superior; Kate J. Boyd, Hastings;
Diana J. Potter, Litchfield.
Alternates: Josie Bennett, Har
vard; Augusta Taylor, Broken Bow;
Mrs. Stelnhauser, Mrs. Kate Reming
ton, Omaha; M rs. Roberts.
Agent Pickett Very III.
W. L. Pickett, agent for the Rur-
lington at this place, who has been
quite ill for several days, is considered
in a very precarious condition of heart
trouble, and a substitute In the per
son of John Mayficld, has been called
to take his place at the depot. Mr.
I'icketthas been agent for the Rur
lington for the past twelve years or
more, and by his gentlemanly de
meanor and excellent social qualities
has won the confidence and respect of
the entire community, all of which is
united in the wish that he will soon
Wreck at Mynard.
The following appeared In the Ne
braska City Tribune of last evening:
"A freight car left the track on the
Missouri racific line near Mynard,
Neb., this morning. As a result of
the accident trafllc was delayed several
hours and the north passengers did
not arrive in this city until early this
afternoon. Mynard Is the tlrst station
this side of riattsmouth. No one was
injured In the wreck."
The Pattor Amuted.
The pastor out at the new German
Lutheran church near Murdock was
considerably amused the other day at
the expense if a lightning rod agent
from Ashland. It seems that the Ash
land dealer had a warm spot In his
heart for the congregat Ion and accord
ingly donated a rod to be put on the
steeple of the new church, lie went
out the other day to put up the rod
but when he saw the height of the
steeple his heart failed him. John
Koop was paint ing the building and
volunteered to go up and put ii the
lightning catcher and the lightning
rod man ret unied home much relieved.
Louisville (.'our iff.
THE MASONS HOLD BANQUET
Three New Candidates are Admitted and a
Royal Good Time Enjoyed.
By a special convocation the Royal
Arcli Masons assembled at their lodge
rooms Friday to receive throe new
candidates Into their order. After the
required ceremonies had been con
formed with by the applicants, the as
sembly adjourned to the feast hall,
where a very elaborate and bounteous
banquet was prepared and served by
the ladies of the St. Mary's Guild.
The culinary skill of the ladies was
very abundantly manifested by the
twenty-eight plates that overflowed
II. J. Helps presided as toast master
and responses were made by Senator
Geo. L. Sheldon of Nehawka, as a
guestof the evening, Dr. T. P. Living
ston and Rev. Canon Burgess, on the
part of the lodge, and by attorney By
ron Clark, in behalf of the candidates,
who included the latter, were George
Thomas and C. II. Smith, and Mr. 1.
F. Taylor of Lincoln was also a guest
of the lodge, and participated In the
royal good time, which prevailed
throughout the entire evening. Ex-
county commissioner W. B. Banning
of I'nlon, was also a guest of honor.
Died in Omaha.
The infant son of Dr. Geo. W. ar.d
Mrs. Todd, died at theirbome In Oma
ha, Thursday afternoon, May 17, liiOfl,
aged about six months. The disease
from which the little one died was
rather complicated. The funeral oc
curred yesterday afternoon, and was
attended by the Dr.'s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. E. R. Todd, and his brothers,
T. E. and A. L. Todd and their wives,
and also Nicholas Todd, all of this city.
The services were also quite largely
attended by friends and neighbors of
the bereaved parents. Dr. Todd is a
former Plattsniouth boy, and has many
friends here who deeply sympathise
with them over the loss of their little
In Honor of Mitt Hager.
The cozy home of Mrs. Wrr.. Herold
was the scene of a gay gathering Fri
day evening, when Miss Dora en
tertained at a five o'clock pre-nuptial
tea in honor of her nelce, Miss Feme
Hager of Lincoln. In the rooms pret
tily decorated with ferns and bridal
wreath, a delightful time was enjoyed,
and when escorted to the dining room,
where covers were laid for twelve, the
merry makers were aided by their hos
tess, assisted by Mrs. Henry Herold,
who served an elegant three course
luncheon. The participants lingered
at the festive board and indulged in
the social time until a late hour, when
they wiRhed their entertainers many
more such happy events, and departed
for their homes.
Frightened Away by Shott.
The residents of the south part of
this city near the R. & M. shops, were
aroused from their slumbers last night
by the report of firearms, and upon
the cessation of the midnight disturb
ance they again retired and forgot the
fact until they heard that two young
fellows were arrested today for t'is
turblng the peace by conducting them
selves In a vicious and offensive man
ner. The cause of the excitement origin
ated from Mrs. II. W. Carey becoming
annoyed by Oscar Eiedgc and James
Jones who were looking for trouble In
the neighborhood, and expressed them
selves somewhat freely In so doing.
The young fellows were warned
to keep away from Mrs. Carey's prem
ises, and not complying with this she
proceeded to open fire upon them,
thus frightening them away. They
were later taken In tow by the ofllcers
and placed in Jail, a complaint being
sworn outagalnst them this aftern on.
They will be arraigned before Judge
Archer at .1 o'clock this afternoon on
a charge of disturbing the peace.
New supply of garden seed In bulk
also all kinds of Held seeds, at Asemis
sen & Louck's.
W. B. ELLIS WAS ARRAIGNED
Pleads 6ullty to Uttering Forged Instrument.
But Denies Other Charges.
' The following in reference to W. P..
WiUull w i f 1 1 t lio nn in' !l lllK.w ivt'i!...ti!
' ' ...... . .... j ...... t .....
from the Beatrice Daily Sun of yester
day, lie is evidently and without
doubt the same chap who passed tin
forged cheek hi M r. Goos. the proprie
tor of tii, plattsniouth House, a few
days previous to his capture in I'.oa
tric '"W. 1!. Hi: is, alias W. B. Libert,
alias w. p. Wilson, who was lodged
I ft the city jail last Saturday evening
Oil t ne charge of iorgeiy, was arraign
ed yesterday afternoon in county court
bt'foi" Judge Spatlord. lie was taken
from the city jail by Constable Ashen
filter where he has been coniined since
j''Tlie complaint in three counts
charging Ellis with forgery, uttering
a forged Instrument and having forged
piper in his possession, was read to
Ellis by the court.
'"The defendant pleaded guilty to I
the second count that of uttering a
forged instrument, but denied the
other two charges.
."Judge SpatTord set the date of his
preliminary hearing for Wednesday
morning, May '!', at f o'clock. Ellis'
bond was fixed at $1,000 and In default
thereof he was lodged In the county
"It Is reported that Ellis Is wanted
at Nebraska City and other towns In
the state on a similar charge."
A Yotinjl Eagle Captuted.
Billy Barclay hasa curiosity in one
of the front windows of his saloon in
the shape of a young American Ragle
just feathering out. It appears that
it was caught in company with Us
mate in the timber on the Pickler
farm, three or four niilessouth of tow n
down the river. Grandpa Fickler
came to town with a grandson, who
seemed to own the young bird, and sold
it to Mr. Barclay for 50 cents. It Is a
q-i'-tlon among some of our citizens
who have seen it as to whether or not
it is an eagle. An attempt was made
to capture the other one, and in doing
so it was killed. The young eagle
can't be to exceed two weeks old, and
as it has a marvelous appetite it bids
lair to thrive and prosper.
ISSUES FOR THE DEFENDANT
Action of Kupke vs. Polk Is Decided iu
Favor of Polk This Morning.
In the Kupke Polk case Judge I ay,
who tried the case last week, handed
down his decision Saturday. The
court finds the Issues generally In favor
of the defendant and dismisses plalh
tiffs' petition. He found that there
was no fraud perpetrated upon the
plaintiffs by I'olk, but that the deal
made In Kentucky was made by all
parties standing on an equal footing
and that there was no fraud, trickery
or undue influence exercised by I'olk
in consumatlng the deal. The state
ment of the court and his findings
were quite lengthy, covering the en
tire case and reviewing the law there
to. In the former trial before Judge
Jessen the defendant was only allowed
the sum of 92,500 as an attorney's fee,
but errors were found In that action
by the supreme court and the case re
versed and remanded back to this
court for a new trial.
Burlington Train Auditor.
A new train ofllcial was created by
the Burlington road last week and
commenced work on the l.sth. lie is
known as Train Auditor and his busl
ncss is to keep tab on the dilTcrentcon
ductors. For instance when he boards
a train, which he does without pre
vious notice, he takes charge of the
collections at once and collects all
fares, passes and other emblems of
transportation, keeping record of the
same. Monday the train auditor was
in evidence on the branch from Hast
Ings, says the Malvern Leader, and
will probably work that train two or
three trips and then doubtless his
record will be compared by the pow
ers that be with previous records of
like duration made by the regular con
ductor. We do not know the object
of this unless It Is to keep a regular
tab on the conductor's reports and see
inai itiey are kept straight and no
fares knocked down. Just how the
boys on the Rurllngton will take to
such espionage we know not, but the
great majority of them are such
straight honest sort of chaps that It
will make little difference other than
that folks might think that they were
objects of suspicion.
Dr. McArthur in Town.
Dr. McArthur. who left ttiis city
several months ago to seek another
location, arrived in t he city Friday
morning, and after viewing several
different bounties Including Rock
Springs, Wyoming, the place in which
he stopped, he has concluded to locate
in Cedar ('reek, this cunty. The
Journal believes Dr. McArthur has at
last select -d a good 1 vatlon, as (V ,ir !
Creek, which is Miriounded by a rich j
fanning c 'iii'i.unit , has virtual'.,'
been u it h,.t a physician w. 1 r. i
Foster 1 1 1 th-
JOS. KASTLE BADLY INJURED
Is Found in the Burlin&tcn Yards at Otnsfia
in an Unconscious Condition.
HIS RECOVERY EXTREMELY DOUBTFUL
Presumed to Have Eeen Struck fay a Bur
lington Switch Engine.
The following taken from Omaha
I'.ee of Monday, which gives par
ticularsof theperlipas fatal Injuries
received by Joseph Kastle, who is well
known in Right-Mile-Grove and Ml.
"Joseph Kastle, of Plattsniouth or
Cedar Creek, Neb., aged about 4i years,
was found lying unconscious beside
the Rurllngton tracks just east of the
passenger station, with outs about the
head, face and body, at II o'clock Sat
urday night by the crew of a Rurling
toti switch engine. It Is believed he
had been struck by a train a short
time before, but the accident was not
seen by any of t lie railroad employes.
'Patrolman Lahey notified lr.
Smith, railroad physician, but as lie
was unable to come, the patrol wagon,
with Police Surgeon Morsman, was
sent to the depot and the wounded
man taken to the police station, from
where he was later taken to St.
'The man's skull was found to have
been fractured and he may therefore
die. The other Injuries were of a
minor character. Kastle did not re
gain consciousness sufficiently to give
any account of how he was Injured,
but when the hospital was reached
made a few remarks Induced by the
pain lie endured.
"No one could be found who knew
the man, but letters and papers In his
pockets Indicated his having been in
the towns mentioned. A letter In his
pocket gave the name of a sister. Mrs.
West, living at Nehawka, Neb. It
was addressed to him at Cedar Creek
and forwarded to Plattsrnouth."
The unfortunate man left here, Sat
urday night on the Kirl1 train, and he
must have been struck by a switch
engine very soon after getting off the
train at the depot In Omaha. He was
seen here early In the evening on the
stteets by several parties who knew
him, and appeared to them to be some
what under the influence of beer or
other Intoxicants. He inquired of
several what time the train left here
Mr. Kastle formerly resided on the
farm of Colonel Jenkins, In Eight Mile
Grove precinct, and disposed of all his
personal property at public sale the
latter part of February last, lie was
living with his second wife, and failing
to get along amicably, they separated.
He gave her 1400 In cash and she went
to M Ichlgan with her only child, a boy,
by a former husband. Since which
time but little has been known as to
lie was a brother-in-law of John
Heck who died at his home near Ne
hawka several weeks since of heart
trouble, and Is considered by those
who have had dealings with him to
be an honest and upright man, al
though for those who do not under
stand the German language he is hard
to converse with, and on this account
was but little known by the English
It Is claimed that he had but very
little money when he left here, not
more perhaps than enough to pay his
fare to Omaha.
The German Lutheran church will
be dedicated Sunday, May 2u. Rev.
John Haumgardner, Jr., of Chicago
will preach at the morning services.
Prof. Wcller will preach at 2:30 follow
ed by Ilev. Ollenback of Lincoln, who
will preach In English while Rev. Jung
of Louisville, will preach In the even
ing. Everybody Is Invited to attend
these services. Louisville Courier.
Pull line of Quick Meal and Hound
Oak Steel Ranges, at competing prices.
Ascmlsscn & Louck.
HONORS TO THE GRADUATES
Beautiful Services Held at the Presbyterian
Church Sunday Largly Attended.
SERMON DELIVERED BY REV. SALSBURY
(her Four Hundred People Heard the Elo
quent Address and Other Numbers.
'i:g I.' lore the ho.ir lor I he services
commence ;it the Prrsbvlerian
:,i''h Miinl.iy it,-lit , all t he available
airs from the basement had I n
nveyed upst airs and occupied by c
etant people, while many more were
lopelled to make the lu st of what.
e standing r n t hat was left near
the windows ami doors. At eight,
o'clock the graduating class of the
I'laltsinouth High school were escort
ed by their Instructors and superin
tendent to the seats reserved fur them,
near the front of the church, and after
a beautiful organ prelude by Miss Ver
na Cole, the choir entered and render
ed the sweet anthem "To Ileum Lau
damus," under the skilful direction of
Mrs. L. K. Ilasse.
A short scripture lesson, read from
the last chapter of Reeloslastos by
Ilev. J. K. Houlgate was beard with
pleasure by the large assembly. The
rendition of "I am but a Stranger
Here," by a quartette composed ()f
Mosdamcs Gamble and Iounely, Misses
Estelle, llalrd and Swearingen, was
followed with a prayer by Rev. J. T.
I'aird. Preceding the most interest
ing number of the entire program,
Mrs.J. W. ( Iambic sang "The Way of
Cross" In a very charming manner.
The class sermon in honor of the
graduating class of the Plattsmoiil h
High school was eloquently delivered
by Rev. J. II. Salsbpry, upon the sub
ject "Winning thi! ryurel," based up
on the scriptural toxUwas a most, In
teresting and Instructive address. The
speaker In his prelude paid a high tri
bute to youth in its buoyancy, aspira
tions and faith In ability to accomplish
great things. "To tie great Is the
dream of every youth, and has been
the dream of thousands throughout
the centuries." The confidence of
youth is refreshing, when the work of
life opens before them, and we hear
the cry, "We arc Rooted and Spurred
for Life, Let the Rattle Ilegln." As
an essential basis for this life work
the speaker emphasized the necessity
for preparation, concentration, co-operation,
Preparation tlrst of the physical, as:t
basis of a future strenuous life, for
without physical strength and vigor,,
one Is greatly handicapped In the
struggle of life, but while physician
development, Is of great Importance,,
the spiritual and mental development
are of still higher quality ami all Im
portant to success In lite. One of the.
great essentials In the development of
mental physical and spiritual power,,
is concentration. The faculty of lixlng
and holding the attent ion for a definite-
time upon a fixed object Ik the great
essential In developing strength and
power. Focus the sun's rays and you
may st art a conflagration. Focus the
powers of the trained soul on a moral
and noble object and the results are
In co-opcratlon there Is added
strength, for "no man llveth unto him
self." Unity of purpose and co-operation
of effort bring the greatest results.
Co-operation Is the secret of many a
Through preparation, concentration
and co-operation, strength and ability
having been acquired, It is necessary
to conserve the powers secured. The
energy must not be- dissipated, by
waste of power or the strength already
gained, may be lost, or the advantages
attained greatly weakened.
At last comes the consumation of
the struggle of life, In the reward that
comes to merit, and the approbation
of men follows the consumation of the
struggle, and "the rainbow of youth,
becomes a circlet of gold to bind ono
to God through Jesus Christ. A sacred
burden Is this life ye bear. Look on
It, lift It, bear It solemnly. Stand up
and walk beneath It steadfastly. Fall
not for sorrow; falter not for sin; but
onward and upward till the goal yo
win." The race Is over and the laurel
wreath of the victor Is placed upontho
brow, and upon It Is Inscribed tho
Master's "Well done thou good and
At the close of this beautiful address
the entire audience arose, and united
In singing that patriotic hymn, Amer
ica, and with I. A. Youtzy's benedic
tion, they departed with sweet mem
ories of the class, who so soon will
graduate from this t.) a lro:u!vr Held
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