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JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY
Short Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined
For the Readers cf the Journal.
M any a t'vxxl niun Ims finvnttrn
Thai tlieiv im I'lu.v lik- lioiti.
V. lii'li tlie rlivk I til lii" '-Hnvw
Ami tli lx r U toii-il Willi fiwiii.
Tlie scorn of egotism Is as harmless
as the slurs of Ignorance.
The less a man thinksof his neigh
tors the more lie admires himself.
About all a pessimist is good fur is
to sit around and anticipate misery.
Most women are lorn leaders and
most men are horn followers thereof.
A hi' head is often the result of
a few small ideas, or too many drinks.
Cut the coat doesn't make the man
Dot even a coat of tar and feathers.
A man never realizes how unpopular
he is until he begins to acquire fame.
It is easier to break the will of a
dead man than the will of a live wo
man. No married man would care to go
fishing if his wife Insisted on going
An evil doer is one who believes in
doing others before tley attempt to
When a man t a chance to dispose
of his troubles he always beaps up the
It sometimes happens that a shady
character basks In the sunshine of
Of course, the man who thinks as
highly of himself as you do of yourself
People who agree to everything you
say are almost as entertaining as a
Between some men and sponires the
only apparent d Lfferenoe is that sponges
will take water.
Everybody in the country is getting
ready to attend the Eagles' Carnival
July 9 to the Hth.
Only those who seldom attend church
register a protest when the minister
desires a vacation.
One kind of optimist is a sclf-satis-fled
bachelor who Imagines he might
be happy if parried.
There are still a few old-fashioned
married people In the world who really
do not want a divorce.
Unless you have more dollars than
sense do not expect others to consider
your troubles Interesting.
Clear conscience and cool nights pro
duce slumber. None but the virtuous
enjoy all of these blessings.
Very few successful lawyers practice
before the bar presided over by a per
son wearing a white apron.
Home women look upon a husband
as a money-earning convenience rather
than as a domestic necessity.
It hurts a pretty girl more to he
ignored than it does an ugly girl to be
reminded of her homeliness.
Of course it's all right to be born a
leader, but the man in the rear has a
better opportunity to get away.
A reward is offered for the Platts
mouth man who believes half the
things he wants his wife to believe.
After a young man has called on a
girl a few times she Imagines she can
sniff the odor of orange blossoms In
From the appearance of things there
will be considerable street work done
and new sidewalks built in the. next
The man who would bring up his
children In the way they should go
will succeed better if he goes that
Our Idea of a mean man Is one who
will deliberately say tilings In his
sleep for the purpose of keeping his
tired wife awake.
Wonder how many of those Inces
sant knockers will begin to kick on ac
count of our prospect of securing a
government building soon?
A man who speaks from experience
says that it costs almost as much to
keep a wife in clothes as It does to
keep an automobile In repair.
It is easy to say what you would do
in another man's place, but when It
comes to doing the proper tiling In
your own place-well, that's different.
Cedar Creek will celebrate on the
Fourth and It Is believed that arrange
ments will be made to run a special on
the morning of that day to accom
modate Plattsmouth people.
This Is the time of year when many
"love" games are played on the tennis
courts, many of whloh result In
"doubles," not a few ending In nothing
but "singles" and any number of which
may result In the "deuct" without
PLATTSMOUTH IN THE SWIM
The Sun ot, $7,500 Appropriated For
GoTernment Building Site.
The following appears in a special
from Washington to the Omaha Bee,
in which It will be seen that JV00 has
been appropriated for the purchase of
a site for the government building
whiehjAill soon be one of the fixtures
"Nebraska representatives are
pleased with the way the prairie state
has been treated In t lie omnibus pub
lic building bill, every district In the
state receiving consideration, with
the exception of the Second, which
had notliig to ask In tin way of public
building or purchase of a site for a
prospective building. The buildings
and sites reported are those which the
lice published weeks ago and were
agreed upon at a conference of the
Nebraska members. Judge Norris,
member of the public buildings and
grounds committee, received the con
gratulations of the delegation today
for his persistent efforts in their be
half. "The following public buildings
were authorized: Kearney, ii.",0(Mi;
Grand Island, $125,000; York, $ti",0C0.
Sites autbori.ed: Columbusand I'latts
mouth, $7,500 each."
The next thing In order will be the
selection of a satisfactory site, which
will be done by parties sent here from
Washington. We trust that when the
time comes our citizens will not be
come involved In a squabble over the
location to the extent of delaying the
selection of same, which has been the
case In some towns.
Avoca to Remain "Dry."
A special from Avoca contains the
following: "A victory was won by the
temperance people In Cass county this
week. It was in the case of F. W.
Ruhge of Avoca, who petitioned the
town board of the village to grant hhn
a license to sell spirituous and malt
liquors. The law and order league of
Avoca engaged Thomas Darnell of
Lincoln, the attorney for the anti-saloon
league, as Its attorney. The case
came up before the board on June 15
for trial, they being representedby
Matthew Gerlng, their attorney. The
town board granted a license over the
objections of Darnell. The case was
then taken before Judge Jessen of the
district court. The trial was set for
Friday the 2-'nd. The three points
argued before Judge Jessen by Thomas
Darnall as grounds for revoking the
"First That the town board had
not complied with the law in fixing a
day for the hearing of the remon
strance. "Second That the petitioners for
said applicant had not proven that
they were not freeholders in said vll
"Third That the present board
could not grant the license because
each and everyone had signed the ap
plicant's lirst petition.
"Judge Jessen listened to the argu
ments on both sides and then revoked
the license on the last two points."
Small Hail Storm.
Some of the farmers from a few
miles west of the city report that they
had a hail storm in that vicinity last
night. It is said that considerable
hail fell on E. R. Todd's farm, and
that a few miles east not a drop of
rain or hail fell. No damage was done,
which we are exceedingly glad to hear.
Be On Your Guard, Farmers.
A new swindle Is abroad in the land,
according to some of our exchanges.
The swindler sells barbed wire fencing
stretching machines. He leaves the
machines and forty rods of good fenc
ing wire on trial, requiring the farm
er to sign for the return of the stretch
er. The farmer signs for which of
course turns up at a bank forJ.100 in
stead. He may not turn up In Cass
county, but It would be just as well for
our farmers to be on the lookout for
him, just the same.
Cedar Creek Will Celebrate.
Arrangements are being perfected
for a grand celebration at Cedar Creek
on the Fourth of July. There will be
plenty of amusement for everybody.
Base ball games, sack races, greased
pig, fat man's race, lean men's race
and many other amusements. Good
music and speaking, and everybody Is
assured a good time. Arrangements
will be made for a special train from
Plaltsmouth, going up In the morning
and returning In the evening. Spe
cial rates will be announced later.
Everybody Is cordially Invited.
When the baby talks, It Is time to
give Ilolllster'a Rocky Mountain Tea.
It's the greatest baby medicine known
to loving mothers. It makes them
eat, sleep and grow. Scents, Tea or
Tablets. Gerlng & Co.
Death o( Isaac DePew.
Isaac DePew, an old soldier and
resident of this county, died of dropsy
Sunday morning at his home In Louis
ville. Mr. Depew enlisted in the civil
war June 2, W2, as a private soldier
In Company lv. Sixty-seventh regiment
Illinois volunteer Infantay. Ilisduties
were directed to guarding and trans
ferring of captured prisoners by boat
from the northern line to Young's
landing, near the city of Yickshurg.
He enlisted for three months, but
served live, after which he received an
honorable discharged October i, 1S02.
lie was born at Mt. Vernon. O., on
July -'!, is'.:.
THEY MAKE 1 GOOD HAUL
Thieves Break Into House Boat of Campers
Near Rocky Point.
SECURE NINETY DOLLARS AND A WATCH
The Victims are a Man and Wife Who
are Traveling for Latter's Health. ,
The local authorities have been in
formed that a couple of strangers, w ho
were traveling down the river on a
houseboat and are now camping near
RocKy point, were robbed of ninety
dollars and a gold watch Friday night.
The two strangers are brother and
sister, the latter of whom is afflicted
with the dreaded malady, consump
tion, and therefore Is traveling about
In hopes of benefiting her health.
What their names are and where they
came from we were unable to ascertain
From the Information we received,
it seems that the money and watch
were stolen from the house-boat,
and it Is presumed by some
to be the work of some ot the
tramps, but the deed was likely per
petrated by some one who has followed
them from a previous camping place,
where they were watched by the un
Later we are Informed as we go to
press that the man who lost the money
Is a street car conductor from Omaha.
Thousands for Harvest Fields.
Five thousand men will be sent from
Omaha to the harvest fields of
Kansas within the next few weeks, In
response to the call for aid In harvest
ing the Immense crops of barley, oats,
and wheat which are maturing in the
Sunflower state, says theOmaha News.
The low rates to the grain fields of
the west went Into effect Sunday
night and yesterday the van guard of
the army of workers which the em
ployment agencies of Omaha will send
to various points In Kansas started
loo strong for that state.
Today fully as many will be sent out
and by the latter part of the week the
shipments win run as high as .u a
day, and even more, If the resimnse to
the demand for harvest hands Is as
great as last year; when the dally
shipments, at times, went as high as
Good wages are paid to the men,
ranging from 2 to a day and board
to the ordinary laborer, to . and
and board to an engineer, capable of
running a threshing outfit.
All That is Claimed for IL
The C. W. Parker Amusement com
pany, which the Eagles have secured
for their carnival in Plattsmouth for
the week beginning July Is all that
Is claimed fur It, and more, too, If we
are to judge by wtiat papers In other
towns say for It. The company was In
Marysvllle, Kansas, last week, and the
Democrat of that city, after praising
all the shows under the management
of this company, closes a two column
article as follows:
"It can be truthfully said that the
shows are all clean, moral and refined
and any one (clergy or laymen )can at
tend them with the greatest propriety
and have no fear of seeing or hearing
anything that would offend the most
fastidious 'The Parker Standard' Is
fully carried out In every respect and
there is no grafting or gambling and
every attache from manager to roust
about Is gentlemanly and courteous.
The Eagles are to be congratulated on
having the C. W. 1'arkcr Amusement
Co., here for Maryvlllc's first carnival
and the name 'Parker' will be our
watchword In the future."
A Merry Time.
Last Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs.
John Gauer celebrated the completion
of their elegant new farm residence,
east of Louisville, by giving a ball
which was well attended and all re
port a pleasant time. Mr. and Mrs.
Gaucr have one of the finest farm resi
dences In this part of the county and
the Courier hopes that they may live
long to enjoy their pleasant home.
DID HE EVER LIVE HERE?
After Diligent Inquiry the Journal Fails to
Find Relatives Here,
MYSTERY SURROUNDS CEATH OF MILLER
The Man Who Was Found Dead on the
Railroad Tracks In Lincoln
,'l'lie Journal dins the following
fty'iu Hie Lincoln livening News In
reference to Hie death of Charles Mil
lor, whose body was found cut to
pieces upon the railroad I racks in that
city From what the News says about
tile, matter, there seems to be consid
erable doubt as to the body being that
of, Mlt'er, and upon diligent inquiry
we fall to find any relatives of Miller
living here. The News says:
"Mystery surrounds the disappear
ance of Charles Miller, a Burlington
fireman who has been missing for
eight days. Miller, who Is a single
man, boarded and roomed with Pat T.
Smith, 1C0 U street. He came to the
cty about a year ago and Immediately
secured quarters at the Smith home.
The parents of Miller live at Platts
mouth, the father, Charles Miller, sr.,
being In the employ of the Metz brew
ery of Omaha.
""The last time I saw Miller,' said
Mr. Smith, 'was on the day of the old
settlers' picnic at Palmyra. Mrs. Smith
and I were at the liurlington passen
ger station at the time about to take
the train with other excursionists.
We both talked to him then. Here
marked that he Intended to go back
tc his room and secure some sleep. He
took none of his personal effects
from his room except the clothes he
" 'He Is a young man of good habits
and had a very level head on him. He
was employed In the switch yards.
One week he worked days and the
other nights. He was quite a favorite
with everybody because of his cheer
ful disposition and agreeable manners.'
'"I think. I was the last man In
Lincoln to see Miller,' said Lcnnle
Abies, who has chummed with the
missing man for some time. 'It was
on the liurlington train which was
about to pull out for the old settlers'
picnic at Palmyra. 1 wanted him to
go with me, but he declared that he
couUl not do so. When he started to
leave the train we shook hands. I
sald,"l suppose I will see you tonight."
He replied that he guessed not, as be
bad to work then.1
"Miller has an uncle living at Have'
lock, who Is an employe at the Bur
lington shops, and It was thought that
he might have gene out to the home
of Ids relatives for a few days. The
uncle declared that he had not seen
his nephew for some time and pre
sumed that he was working In Lincoln
"None of his friends or acqualn
tanccs or associates know of any men
tal trouble bothering Miller. They
think that he is the last man In the
city to attempt self-destruction. It
feared, lwwcver, that he has been the
victim of some serious or fatal acci
dent, or has met with foul play.
"Albert Burgess, who formerly lived
near the home of the Millers nea
Plattsmouth and las been often In the
company of Charles, here stated that
he had telegraphed yesterday to hi
relatives, but had received no answer
'"He Is a man who likes to dress
well when he Is off for a vacation, and
when he was last seen by Mr. Smith
lie wore only his good coat.'
"At the liurlington roundhouse it
was declared this afternoon that Mil
ler had secured a layoff on the even
ingof June 14 on the allegation that
he was sick and was not in condition
to report for duty. It was the opinion
there that Miller had gone to his home
at Plattsmouth and waso. K.
"Dr. Hollenbcck, medical examine
of the liurlington, had summoned
Miller to come to the office and report
two days ago, but the latter did not
A coincident in the disappearance
of the liurlington fireman Is the fact
that the dead body of a man of the
same name was picked up near the
Hurnham brick yards Saturday morn
Ing, cut to pieces by a train.
It was at first thought that the dead
mau might be the missing fireman, and
Mr. Smith and Albert Hurgess walked
over to the morgue to Inspect the re
mains. They both declared positively
that It was not the man that they
" 'The face of the dead man was In
such horrible shape that It was hard
to tell just how he looked when In
life,' said Burgess, 'but from other
signs Miller did not smoke a pipe, m.
was It that of Fireman Charles Miller
The arms of the dead man were cov
ered with hair and this was not true
of the missing man. A pipe and whis
ky were found on the corpse. Miller
did not smoke a pipe, nor was he a
drinking man. When the fireman was
last seen he wore a blue serge coat,
light blue shirt and white hat No one
remembers the color of his trousers.
The dead man wore a striped shirt,
overalls and In his pockets were found
a pipe aod a bottle of whisky.' "
A BANK FOR CEDAR CREEK
o Be Established by a Young Man Reared
In Cass County.
For some weeks negotiations have
been working in Hie direction of Hie
siabllsliment. of a bank at Cedar
Cieek. The Journal liasbeenonto the
proposition for somet hue, but. was pre-
ailed upon to keep quiet about the
matter uiilll all arrangements were
completed. Die preliminaries have
been arranged. The hank Is a go, and
the prime mover In the new financial
Institution Is C. E. Metger of Cedar
Creek, and a new building, especially
for the purpose will he erected just lis
soon as possible, out or stone and
The capital to start with will be
5,000, and Mr. Metger, who will have
full charge of the business end of the
Institution, Is backed by some of the
best men In Cuss county, Being born
and reared near Cedar Creek, and a
young man with the finest of qualities
for such business, the Journal is posi
tive that the bank will be a success
from the very day the doors are thrown
open for business.
Cedar Creek Is surrounded by on a of
the finest agricultural communities In
eastern Nebraska, the farmers are well
fixed financially and we are unable to
preceive why a bank could not be
made to pay, and at the same time be
of great benefit to the farmers In that
The Journal Is Informed that work
on the excavation for the new build
ing will be commenced right away,
ind the building pushed to completion
as rapidly as possible.
Granite Shower for Miss Propst.
At the hospitable rural home of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Spangler, near My
nard a pleasant gathering occurred
Thursday afternoon, Miss Elizabeth
Spangler, and Mrs. Anna Wiles, enter
taining the woman's missionary society
of the IT. II. church at a granite shower
In honor of Miss Maud E. Propst.
From 2 until 5 o'clock the ladles en-
Joyed a merry time, showering In
numerable useful utensils and other
approplate articles upon the guest of
the occasion, Miss Propst. After this,
delicious refreshments were served by
Mrs.DukeWHes and Miss Elizabeth
Spangler, and a delightful social time
prevailed throughout the afternoon
until the guests took their departure.
Those participating In the shower
were Mesdames Conrad Vallery. Wil
bur Cole. O.sear Gapen, Robert Propst,
(tlin Cole, Joshua Gapen, Caukens.
Frank Wiles, Will Adams, Luke Wiles,
Ilenta Livingston, Joseph Wiles, (par
tes Parinele, Fred Spangler, Stephen
McVcy; Misses Altla Warner, Eliza
beth Spangler, Maud Propst, Blanche
and Olive Horning.
Former Cass County Citizen Dead.
The following from the Llncolp
Journal relates to a former citizen of
Casscounty.w ho for many years resided
In the extreme northwest part of the
county, where he was a well known
exemplarycltiz.cn: "Martin Bushnell,
father of H. M. Bushnell of this city,
died last 'evening at his home 1710
Harwood street, aged seventy-seven
years. Mr. Bushnell lias for a num
ber of years lived with Ids sons, A. II.
and jvj. h. i.usiineii, on a farm near
Ashland but last December he came
to Llntoln to be with his third son,
ii. .'I . i.usiineii. .Mr. I.usiineii was
born In Wllllston, Vt. He lived for a
time In northern New York and came
to Iowa In 1 t;M. He moved to Ne
braska, locating on a farm near Ash
land. In ls8. His wife survives him.
The funeral will be held Sunday after
noon, complete arrangements not yet
Upsets Carbollo Acid.
While the mother was looking after
her household duties yesterday morn
ing, little Dorothy, the one-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emll Lam
borg who reside In South Park, crept
Into a closet and secured a bottle of
carbolic acid. While playing with
this she upset the bottle, and the acid
was spilled upon one of bcr sides. The
little one suffered considerable agony,
and although the burns are not very
severe they will require some time to
AN ACCIDENT AT HAVELOCK
Walter Holmes, Formerly of Plattsmouth,
Has His Leg Fractured.
The many friends of Walt Holmes
In this city will regret to learn that be
met wlthascrlousaceldent last Thurs
day, while engaged In his duties at
the llavelock simps, and they will also
lie pleased to learn that the accident,
is not as serious as at first apprehend
ed. The llavelock Messenger, In speak
ing of t be accident, ,s;i)s:
"The llavelock shops which have
been quite fortunate In escapin;; sen
on-, accidents ( with one of Ihr
worst In lis recent history vesterday.
While they were lifting a large pair of
drive wheels, with one of the cranes,
t he cable broke and allowed the piston
to lly back with such force that it was
driven through t he cylinder head and
struck two of the workmen who were
near by. Andy Saline was hit, in the
forehead liy a small piece of Iron, In
dicting an ugly wound; the back of his
neck was also Injured, possibly In the
fall. Walter Holmes sustained the
worst Injuries, which proved to be a
broken leg and some other bruises. He
was near Saline and In t he act of help
ing him when the piston struck him
on the left leg, below the knee, break
ing both bones. The fracture Is not a
compound one and, while the muscles
are pretty badly bruised, the physici
ans do not anticipate serious trouble.
Mr. Holmes and bis mother had com
pleted their arrangements for a trip to
Wisconsin, where they hoped to spend
a nice vacation with friends, and enjoy
the pleasure of boating and fishing on
the lakes. They Intended starting to
morrow." In Honor Miss Grace Teeiaiden.
In response to Invitations to spend
the evening, a gay party given by Miss
Marie Douglas, in honor of her guest,
Miss Grace Teegarden, of Weeping
Water, occurred FJiday at the hos
pitable home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Douglas. The entertainment provid
ed for the evening was a contest at
progressive dominoes and much merri
ment was derived In competing for the
prizes, which were finally captured by
Misses Ellen Pollock and Charlotte
Fetzer. As Is customary on such oc
casions, at the proper hour light re
freshments were served.
Those who participated In thesocial
time with Miss Marie and her guest
were Misses llallle Parmclc, Mildred
Cummins, Gertrude Morgan, Ellen
Pollock, Charlotte Fetzer, Catherine
Windham, Helen Clark, Beatrice.
Basse, Marie Donnely, Catherine Ix
vey, Adllne Miner, Vesta Douglas,.
Alice Boot, Feme McBridc, Bessie Ed
wards, Luclle Gass and herguest, Miss.
Catherine Holyokc of Lincoln, and
Doris Patterson of Arapahoe.
May Establish Summer Resort.
Mr. H. V. Hayward, secretary of
the Willow Springs Brewing Co., of
(hnaha, Mr. Goldstrom. wholesale?
liquor dealer of South Omaha, and
Mr. Sampson and son. representing a
wholesale liquor house, of Kentucky,
were In Plattsmouth over Sunday,
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Win. Barclay,
all of whom went out to Cedar Creek,
to spend the day fishing at the At
wood & Newell ponds. The two for
mer gentlemen are figuring with Mr.
Barclay on establishing a summer
resort at Cedar Creek, both of whonf
were very favorably Impressed with
the surroundings. Their plans, If
carried to completion w ill be to erect
two or three nice cottages on the
banks of the ponds, also place on the
water a new and up-to-date steam
yacht, and in many ways beautify the
surrounding as to make it an inviting
summer resort. They contemplate on
having their plans completed by the
early part of next season.
A few friends of Vcrner Perry invad
ed his home Thursday night to give
him a sock shower and succeeded In
surprising him. After showering him
with "socks of every size and hue"
the guests repaired to the parlor
where they were delightfully enter
tained. During the evening refresh
ments were served. At a late hour
they disperced after wishing Vcrner
many years of happiness.
Those present were: Messrs. Grover
Will, Fred and Alph Beverage, John
Vallery, Carl, Boy and Sherman Cole,
Max Adams, Elbert, Ralph and Glenn
Wiles, Mr. Henry, Lincoln, Mr. and
Mrs. Cash L. Wiles and Mr. and Mrs.
Earle V. Cole.
Are you wearing a peek-a-boo waist?
They are very popular In the cast.
Just what kind of thing that they are
we don't know, but anything that has
a peck-a.boo about it must have some
attraction hidden under It.
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