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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (July 5, 1906)
PLATTSMOUTII, XEIiliASKA, THURSDAY, ,U7LY."i, liKW.
SVM MVAl 'JT.
JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY
Short Piragraphs Prepared ni MiM
for the Readers of the Jcnrnal.
Sliur hiimt of wts.
A lun-kvt full of its.
Knur and twviity tjt
Simkfil In alkali:
Wln'ii tin- iix- krookiiitf,
MiHk tlrv Ikd-k 1111,
(Hi. U't tlitit a nvtty iih s
To wl l-fuiv a mini';
Eagles' carnival all next week. Will
you bs there':1
All that glitters can't bo measured
by the golden jrule.
The Lord loves a cheerful giver?
Kay, does he love you?
Be wealthy and people will forgive
you for not being good.
Jealousy bears a lot of fruit that
Bhould not lie preserved.
The weeds continue to thrive and
prosper in this old town.
Admirers of the rural maid are apt
to be in the hoe-beau class.
Some family skeletons in this town
refuse to stay In the closet.
A dozen men can make a club, but
one woman can make a home.
When trouble drivesa man to drink,
drink drives him to more trouble.
Many a man's experience in a bucket
shop has caused him to turn pale.
Don't waste time finding fault with
yourself; that's what your friends are
Insanity may be akin to love but
a man in love doesn't care if he is
There may be such things as "voice
less yearnings," but women never have
You can buy a lot of trouble with a
f2 bill if you invest it in a marriage
There isn't much fun In making
love to a girl if she knows you really
True love may fill the cup to over
flowing, but it's the other kind that
There is one weed that1 fails to
materialize in Flattsmouth the
Even a muslo-loving man draws the
line at a wife who is forever harping
on one 6trlng.
A man is foolish to borrow trouble
when there are so many people anxious
to give it away.
There are men who would rather be
attached to a ball and chain than to
an apron string.
The recent hot weather Is not respon
6lblc for some of the "shady" trans
actions in this city.
Don't imagine because the shoe
maker Is a whole-soled fellow that he
is always well-heeled.
Beware of the individual who has a
reputation for working one friend in
the interest of another.
It sometimes happens that the
leader of an orchestra Is afraid to go
home to his wife and face the music.
We always say we don't want our
friends to grieve after we are gone
and they don't after the novelty wears
You can make fun of a bald-headed
man all you want to. but he don't
have to squander his money on hair
Even an honest man allows his con
science to go Into a trance long enough
to enable him to get rid of a plugged
When a young man and a girl are in
love with each other she is all the
world to him which explains how all
the world loves a lover.
Woman is the holiday of man and
every man Is entitled to a holiday
But some old bachelors in riattsmouth
do not seem to think so.
An old bachelor of this city says
"it is difficult for a man with a boat
rocking wife to paddle his own canue."
Maybe that's the reason he's a bache
lor. An old bachelor of this city says a
woman's tongue is the most Import
ant part of her running-gear. How
does he know, when he never was
Many a city chap laughs when he
hears of a farmer buying a gold brick
then he goes to the race track and
hands over his money to the book
makers. Base ball seems to have struck
riattsmouth with a vim this season.
We now have ball clubs composed of
boys from knee-high to a duck to the
young men who compose the "Bed
"The only difference between the
self-made man and the self-made wo
man," says a man of this city who was
married recently, "Is about a dozen
newspapers, a rat and some face
Mr. Everett A. Hunt, of Lincoln and
Miss Stella Morton, of Union, came to
the city Friday and going to the
office of County Judge W W. Wilson
were united In marriage. The groom
is a prosperous business young man of
Lincoln and the bride a most estimable
young lady, being the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. F. Morton, of Union. The
young people came here and were
quietly married to escape the annoy
ance of a home public wedding. After
their marriage they left for Union,
where they were given a dinner and
reception and left this evening for
Lincoln, their future home. Nebras
ka City News.
CHOKES SISTER TO DEATH
Younger Woman Declares That Some Ir
resistible Force Compelled the Act.
A special from Nebraska City under
date of July 1, says: This community
was startled this morning by the an
nouncement that Miss Lucy Lloyd,
aged thirty-four, had killed her sister,
Miss Dolla Lloyd, aged thirty-seven.
The sisters lived together In a home
of their own on a farm seven miles
north of the city, where they have
lived since their mother's death some
twenty years ago.
For the last six months the older
sister has been thought to be Insane
and was treated by physicians and
cared for by her sister and the neigh
bors. The sheriff and coroner on ar
riving at the scene of the crime found
the younger sister very hysterical.
She could give no account of the crime
until this evening, when she confessed
to killing the sister. She said she
stepped up behind her as they were
preparing for bed last evenlng.grabbed
her about the neck and choked her to
death. She says she remembers this
but cannot tell why she did the act
save that she had been brooding over
the fact her sister was losing her mind
and they would be separated after all
of these years. Some irresistible
power forced her to do the deed she
said. She remained In the room with
her dead sister all night and the rent
ers on the farm not noticing them
about, called this morning at 8 o'clock,
whpn they were told of the killing.
She was calm until removed from
the room, when she became hysterical
and remained so all day.
Coroner Karsten held an Inquest
and the jury decided that the crime
was committed by the younger sister
while suffering from emotional insan
ity. Sheriff Donovan brought the wo
man to this city this evening and
placed her In jail where she will re
main until she has her hearing. She
Is a bright looking woman and will
talk to no one but one of the neighbor
women who came with her.
The father was sent to the asylum
some thirty years ago and escaped, go
ing home, where he stayed for a time
and then disappeared, after which
nothing was hoard from him. The
mother died shortly afterward, leaving
the two sisters alone on the farm,
where they have resided ever since.
The Lloyd sisters have resided all
their lives south of Union, and just
over the line in Otoe county, and are
well known to many Cass county peo
ple. Golden Wedding July 9.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schlater will
celebrate their fiftieth wedding anni
versary at their home In riattsmouth
on Monday, July nth. This Is an Im
portant event In the career of Mr. and
Mrs. Schlater, and should be a happy
one. All their friends are Invited to
call on this occasion from 3 to (I p. m.
Fifty years of wedded Ttfe have been
most joyous ones to these old people,
and being the parents of one son liv
ing and two daughters, who are among
the best people in Cass county, and
surrounded by numerous grandchil
dren, their fiftieth wedding anniver
sary will be looked forward to with
great pleasure, not only by the chil
dren and grandchildren, but also by
Mr. and Mrs. Schlatcr's many friends
In riattsmouth and Cass county.
Mitt Thraiher Rapidly Recovering.
The Journal, through carelessness
Monday failed to mention the return
home of Miss A guess Thrasher Satur
day evening, who has been In the hos
pital at Omaha for nearly six weeks,
and where she submitted to an opera
tion for appendicitis. Of course she Is
glad to be at home, and her many
friends are just as glad to sec her home
and in such an improved condition.
The Journal has watched Miss Thrash
er's Illness with nearly as much inter
est as an own daughter, and we are
proud to say that she promises to be
her former self In a few weeks, and her
good-natured countenance will soon
beam as brightly among her friends as
SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT PLAT
Connie, Ten Year Old Son cf George
Grebe, the Unfortunate Victim.
PLAYMATE STRUCK HIM WITH AXE.
Right Foot All But Severed by Blow-
Will be Laid Up For Several
Weeks as Result.
An axe In the hands of a playmate.
nearly cost Con. Grebe, the 10-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Grebe, sr.,his
right foot, Monday noon, while he was
on his way home from the shops.
The boy had carried dinner to his
father who Is employed In the machine
shops of the Burlington, and while
returning home in company with
Charlie Neuman the boys stopped to
play with an old axe. The Neuman
boy had possession of the axe, and
while In the yards near the depot, he
was amusing the Grebe boy by doing
the wood splitting act upon the pieces
of railroad ties about the yards.
As he made to strike one of these
the Grebe boy stepped upon the tie,
beneatli the descending weapon, which
was buried In his right foot.
Some of the people who had as
sembled at the depot to await the
coming of the fast mail, observed that
something was wrong, and at once
went to his assistance.
He was carried to the cab, and then
conveyed to the office of Dr. T. F.
Livingston, where anaesthetics were
administered and the lujured member
dressed. The tendons were complete
ly severed and the bone partly injured
by the blow, but these It Is thought
will grow together in time and the
foot be saved.
The Fair at Nehawka.
At the mass meeting held at the
school house Thursday afternoon it
was decided to have another fair In
Nehawka this year.
The meeting was called to order by
D. D. Adams. The treasurer for last
year was called on and gave a detailed
report of the receipts, which were
$1."0.50, and the disbursements, which
left a balance on band of 30 cents.
The motion was then made and car
ried that the organization be made a
permanent one, and the following offi
cers were elected for the present year:
President, I). I. Adams.
1st Vice President, L. C. Todd.
2nd Vice Pres., Miss Lottie Pollard.
Secretary, J. W. Magney.
Ass't Sec'y, Miss Leona Pollard.
Treasurer, I). C. West.
The president was empowered to ap
point, subject to the approval of the
officers, such superintendents as lie
saw were necessary.
After some discussion it was decided
to hold a two-days' fair at a date to be
decided later, probably the last week
In September. It was also resolved to
allow no gambling devices or dance
platforms on the grounds.
President Adams then appointed
Messrs. Sturm, Todd and Magney as a
committee on constitution and by.
laws, to report at a meeting to be held
Friday evening, July 13, at "p. m.
Burlington Crop Report.
Tho Burlington crop report for the
Nebraska district, Issued Monday by
the operating' department, Is more
cheering In tone than any Issued since
the dry season in June began. The
corn prospect is reported as excellent
over the Lincoln, Wymore and Mc
Cook divisions. Balnfall fell in almost
every section covered by these divi
sions during the week past, and while
it was light In places it prevented
damage being done. The McCook di
vision needs rain most, although act
ual damage Is not being done there by
dry weather. The report is particu
larly cheering In Its paragraph relat
ing to winter wheat, which follows:
"Winter wheat is being harvested on
the Lincoln division and Iseverywhcre
In good yield. It Is a little early to es
timate yield per acre, but it Is claimed
to be up to or in excess of the crop of
HK).j. On the Wymore division the
winter wheat Is progressing rapidly
and a good yield Is reported In every
locality Some places the straw Is
somewhat short, but the heads are
well filled. Harvesting has commenced
on the McCook division, but the crop
Is not In as good condition in all places
as on the two eastern divisions on ac
count of lack of moisture."
The report Is made up from reports
sent into, headquarters from railroad
Off to Houte Party at White Hall.
Mioses Alice and F.thel Dovey de
parted Saturday evening for White
Lake, Michigan, where they will be
entertained at a house party given by
Messrs. Hough and Adams, the authors
of "The Land of Nod" and of several
other popular operas. Mr. Haugh's
mother will chaperon the party and
after a three weeks outing at White
Hall, Miss Etiiet expects to return
home, while Miss Alice will begin the
work preparatory to the engagement
for another successful season. Master
Charles accompanied his sisters as far
asJillet, III., where he will enjoy a
visit with Ills aunt, Mrs. Shephanl.
OLDEST ODD FELLOW
' IN STATE OF NEBRASKA
Passes His Eightieth Mile Stone and Is
; Still In Excellent Health.
Wednesday, June 27, 1 1 mi, our old
friend, Thomas W. Shryock, better
knpwn as "Grandpa" Shryock, passed
bis 80th mile stone at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. P. C. Stander, where a
birthday dinner was served to a few
relatives. Those from out of town
were his grand daughter, Mrs. Lillian
Shryock Chapman and her husband,
Mr. Harry Chapman, of Omaha.
Grandpa Shryock, In his ripe old
age, Is an inspiration to young people
in many ways and is looked upon as
one who has lived well. He was born
In ."Virginia, where he received a good
common school education. He served
an apprenticeship and learned the
cabinetmaker's trade, a business he
has followed through most of his life.
In early young manhood he went to
Baltimore, Maryland, where he en
gaged in the furniture and manufac
turing business and In the early 0's
emigrated to Nebraska, locating at
flattsmouth, where he established
himself in the furniture and under
taking business. Here he met with
many reverses by Hoods and fires. He
later moved to Weeping Water, where
he also was engaged In the furniture
business. Twenty-two years ago he
was appointed postmaster at this
place under President Grover Cleve
land, which position he held for eight
Mr. Shryock has been a member of
the Methodist Episcopal church for
more than sixty-five years and has al
ways been prominent In Sunday school
and all branches of church work. In
fact we refer to him here as the walk
ing and standing committee of the
church, who has faithfully and con
scientiously ful tilled every duty dur
ing all these years, never wavering be
cause the task might be unpleasant or
hard, thereby setting an example for
those who would be successful In
Brother Shryock Is perhaps the old
est member of the Odd Fellows lodge
in the state. Ilcis a charter member
of Lodge No. 1, of Baltimore, Md. We
are not positive as to date, but he has
been a member in good standing for
upwards of fifty years nd during that
time has held many prominent offices
in the order.
Mr. Shryock carrieshis year well,
Is more active than many m?n twenty
years younger than hcandbih fair to
round out the live score years and be
a blessing to his family and ends,
the town and the entire community.
The Courier and all friends and neigh
bors join in wishing him many happy
returns of the day, and may Grandpa
Shryock be blessed witli good health
and live among us many more years.
A Railroad Prayer.
Kvery trade has Its own pccular ver
nacular, says a well known writer. It
is told of a railroad man's conversion
that when the pastor of his church
called on him for a public prayer, he
prayed as follows:
"Now, that I have tlagged Thee, lift
up my feet from the rough road of
life, and plant them safely on the
deck of the train of salvation. Let
me use the safety lamp of prudence:
make all my couplings with the link
of love, and let my handlamp be the
biblc.and kecpalj switches closed that
lead off the main line Into the sidings
with blind ends. Have every sema
phore block along the white line of
hope, that I may make the run of life
without stopping. Give me the ten
commandments as a working card,
and whenl have finished my run on
schedule time and pulled Into the ter
minal, may Thou, superintendent of
the universe, say, 'Well done, good
and faithful servant; come Into the
general office to sign the payroll and
receive your check for eternal happi
HURLED FROM THE CAR
OFF THE NO. 3 BRIDGE
While Truing to Save Fellow Workman,
Robert Steel, Loses Balance.
RECEIVES BROKEN RIBS AND BRUISES
Section Gang Was Crossing the Bridge on
Their Way to Work When the
While a gang of sect Ion men were
going to work Saturday about seven
o'clock, on two rapidly moving hand
cart, one of the men, (He Fields, lost
his hold on the handle, and, In trying
to catch him from falling, Rnh't Steel,
who was on tho rear car, was also
hurled otf by the cars colliding and
fell, together with Fields, from bridge
No. 3, which Is situated on the bottom
land cast of the bridge switch.
The cars were stopped by the other
men, and they returned to the scene
of the accident, where they found
Fields and Steel lying In a dazed con
dition and suffering from numerous
Injuries sustained from the fall of
about twenty feet. The unfortunate
men were taken aboard the hand cars
and conveyed to Pacific Junction,
where Dr. L. B. Bacon dressed their
wounds, and accompanied them to
Plattsrnouth on the fast mall In the af
ternoon, where ttiey were placed un
der the charge of Ir.T. P. Livingston,
the company's physician.
It seems that In trying to save his
fellow workman from falling, lie re
ceived the brunt of the fall, receiving
two broken ribs and several bruises
about the body. It was very fortu
nate indeed that this accident did not
occur while crossing the bridge, over
the river, as both men would doubt
lessly have received permanent Injur
ies, even If they did not prove fatal.
A Pleatant Birthday Surprlte.
Last Friday while Mrs. J.D.Fer
guson was away from home her daugh
ters, Misses Alice and Fern, planned a
little, surprise for her, It being Mrs.
Ferguson's 02nd birthday.
The daughters called up a few
friends by 'phone and had them come
out to dinner. They arrived, their
team and carriage was hurried out of
sight and Mrs. Ferguson had no
thought of her home being visited by
anyone until she went into the house
and found the parlor occupied. Mrs.
Ferguson was completely surprised
and as soon as she realized the cause
of the gathering she lost no time in
greeting her guests and making them
feel perfectly at home and very wel
come. An excellent dinner was served
by the daughters to which all did Jus
tice. The afternoon was pleasantly
spent in their line home and about the
beautiful farm, which Is one of the
finest In Cass county, where fruits of
all kinds, trees, shruljs and llowers
form a perfect paradise and a sight to
behold. Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson kindly
showed the guests over the place
where they might help themselves to
cherries and berries fresh from tree
and vine. Here was demonstrated
what a little forethought can do for
the prairies of Nebraska.
Evening came all too soon. After
wishing Mrs. Ferguson good health
and many more birthdays and express'
Ing their appreciation and pleasure to
all the family for a nice time long to
be remembered, the guests, Rev. and
Mrs. Deal, Mrs. Stander, Mrs. Fl.
Pribble and James Stander, departed
for home delighted with the day's
Off For Indian Territory.
For several weeks Judge Travis has
not been In the enjoyment of the best
of health, and his friends have pre
vailed upon him to leave the cares of
his official duties and take a two
weeks' vacation trip. There being no
special business before his court, and
being pretty well up with all that need
his direct attention, he leaves the of
fice affairs In the hands of his efficient
deputy, Mrs. Vlrglna McVickers, and
hied himself southward on the 10
o'clock Burlington train this morning.
stop at Joplln, Mo., to look after some
legal affairs, and his next stop will be
Clalremore, I. T. He will visit num
erous other points while absent, and,
the Journal trusts he will return very
Sometimes a man attempts to cover
up his sins by donating a small per
cent of the spoils to charity. Then
we have one or two In this town who
wear the church cloak to hide their
rascality, and upon whom the devil Is
yawning to get his clutches.
A Snip, lt to Hit Friend.
The many friends of Charles N.
(Sub.) Sullivan will u surprised to
learn that he was married not many
days since to a young lady who Is head
nurse of the state asylum In St. Jos
eph, in which Mr. Sullivan has lieen
employed for the, past two years. Tim
wedding was a quiet affair, hut, not
withstanding this fact, we think lie
should have apprised the Journal of
the event. While a little late In do
ing so, the. Journal extends coniiratula-
t ions u pun his luck in .securing a most
accomplished lady fur a wife, who Is
highly respected by those who are
most. Intimately acquainted with her,
and she comes fr a most, excellent,
ramlly. Mrs. Sullivan arrived ln
l'Uttsmouth last evening forstveral
days' visit with tho groom's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Sullivan and fam
ily. Charley will come up from St.
FUNERALOF JOHN BAJECK
Unfortunate Victim of Train Accident Laid
to Rest Sunday Afternoon.
The funeral of John Bajeck, sr., the
unfortunate victim or the accident,
that occurred wlille the Missouri Pa
cific passenger was comlnir Into
Plattsrnouth last Thursday evening,
was held Sunday afternoon at half
past five o'clock, at the St. Mary's Ro
sary. A large number of friends and
relatives assembled at the church to
tender their last sad tributes of re
spect to the memory of the deceased,
and to hear the beautiful eulogy de
livered by Fat her Hanclk, In the lan
guage of the Fatherland. The ser
vices In Fnglish were conducted by
Father W. F. Bradley. After Impres
sive ceremonies the remains, accom
panied by a long cortege, were con
veyed to tho cemetery of the Holy
Scpuichcr, where Interment, which Is
the first since the erection of t he new
cross, was made.
The pall-bearers were Messrs. An
tone Janda, sr., John Svoloda,sr., Law
rence Trllety, sr., Antone Kanka, Hd-
ward Svoboda and John Narshll.
In the death of John Bajeck, sr., the
Bohemian band loses a capable and
active leader, and the St. James lodge,
of which the deceased was a prominent
charter member, will also miss his
kindly Inlluence, and presence at their
The children all of whom are living
are Mike, John. Mrs. Mary Rys, Mrs.
Kate Gradovlllc, and Mrs. Anna
Vosterty of Mils city, James, who Is In
the regular army at Fort Crook, and
Antone, who Is located at Denver. All
of the children together with twenty
eight grand children were president
to witness the last sad rites.
Among the out of town people In at
tendance at the funeral were Mrs.
Kllzabeth Janneck and Mrs. Mary
Holt., of Wilbur, Neb.; Joe Rys and
Joe Marousek of Havelock.-
Mitt Lloyd Intnne.
A special from Nebraska City under
date of July 2, says: "The county at
torney today filed a charge of Insanity
against Miss Lucy Lloyd, the woman
who at their Isolated home In Wyom
ing precinct on Saturday night choked
her sister to death. The hearing was
held this afternoon and It was clearly
demonstrated that the woman was In
sane. After hearing the many stories
told of her strange acts by her neigh
bors, the board declared her Insane and
ordered her confined in the asylum.
She will be taken to Lincoln tomorrow.
Ttie funeral of the dead sister took
place tills afternoon from their late
home. Two distant, relatives were the
only kinsmen present and neighbors
laid the body to rest. The Insane wo
man Is so violent that she lias to be
watched to prevent hor from doing
herself bodily harm."
Morris Hot Bad Luck.
C. W. Morris, who was formerly em
ployed In the pattern department of
the Burlington shops has had the mis
fortune to have all his clothes, trunk
and m:.W, which he had In his trunk,
burned. F.d Brantner received a let
ter from him this morning, giving the
particulars of the hotel at which ho
stopping, being burned, and all the
clothes but what he had on being
burned. Mr. Morris Is now In the cm
ploy of the Missouri Pacific railroad
company, and Is assisting In tho re
moval of the machinery connected
with the shops at 1 c Soto, Mo., to So
dalla, Mo., and It was at tho former
place where the hotel was destroyed
by fire. Mr. Morris has many friends
In this city who will regret his misfor
tune. Ho departed from Plattsrnouth
only four weeks ago to accept a moro
lucrative position with the Missouri
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