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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, .It'LY l, i;,o;.
JOTTINGS FOBJHE JOLLY
Short Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined
For the Readers ot the Journal.
Stunt- old liow
Mtmr old town
Shh:c old i'Iowii,
And evciylxxly Imi'P.v.
Thut tlui I'lumvul's Konr
Nothing plpases some people moie
than to be misunderstood.
Some men hurry through life as if
widows were chasing them.
It's hard to convince women that
men think they talk too much.
The self-made man is as proud of the
outcome as he Is of his Income.
Many a man's good fortune Is due to
the will power of a deceased relative.
You can always tell when a woman
is jealous by the way she says she isn't.
A farmer's Idea of bad weather Is
the kind that goes against the grain.
It is a coincidence that the worldly
parson revolves around the collection
If a boy doesn't earn more than he
gets he will never amount to much as
Revenge Is a boomerang that often
returns and puts the thrower out of
It sometimes happenB that the first
steps for divorce are taken at a danc
Babies and pianos-cause a lot of
trouble because people refuse to let
A girl's first attempt at biscuit mak
ing comes under the head of heavy re
sponsibilities. When a woman discovers her first
white hair their'sone more meeting of
the blue and the gray.
And it takes two fools with but a
single thought to generate a full-sized
case of mutual jealousy.
A I'lattsmouth man's excuse for
facing the bartender is that his wife's
kisses are not sufficiently intoxicating.
Even the pessimist might enjoy the
good things he has if he wasn't kept
so busy grumbling about the disagree
able things he expects.
Reform, like charity, should begin
at home. If some people in this old
town would heed this they will appear
to better advantage In the eyes of
Some girls in this town have an idea
that all that is necessary for success
in life is to be a good performer on the
piano. It is, if they want to be a
musician for variety shows. It is
better to know how to cook a square
Cows and horses are still allowed to
run at will and annoy other people.
The poundmaster.lf we ha veone should
enforce his authority. It is an out
rage the way some people are allowed
to do just as they see tit, to the detrl
ment of their neighbors.
The best thing about the elbow
sleeves that the girls are wearing this
summer Is that the girls can go right
from the parlor into the kitchen and
wash the dishes without changing
their dress. How many girls in I'latts
mouth take advantage of this?
A young lady who is a warm ad
mirer of the I'lattsmouth base ball
team, because her sweetheart is a
member of that organization, nearly
paralyzed her father at the dinner
table the other day by asking: "Papa,
will you kindly bat the beans toward
Itisrumered that a young I'latts
mouth couple are about to announce
their engagement. The young lady is
a well known member of I'latts
mouth 's younger set, while the gentle
man, though not a I'lattsonlon
his business calls him here quite fre
quently. Now girls, put on your
Last week was the biggest week for
business that our merchants have en
joyed In many years, and while the
carnival company made money here
it must be said that they also left
several hundred dollars with our mer
chants. It Is a poor rule that won't
wortli both ways.
A young lady of this city said in the
hearing of a Journal reporter Satur
day night, "that one young fellow
from Glen wood told hershe was the best
looking girl in I'lattsmouth." Since
that time whenever she comes down
Main street, her optics are cast in the
direction of the east side of the Mis
"Can a man be a modern business
man and yet at the same time be hon
est and a christian?" was the subject
for discussion In a very prominent
business institution In this city the
other day. The question was not set
tled there and Its further discussion is
passed up tooqeor more of the city
pastors. Who will take it up?
Engineer Corps Lay Out Camp and Tents
Pitched on Paraele "Forty."
CITY TURNED OUT TO SEE SOLDIERS
Mrs. Kate Miner Knocked Down by Buggy
and Narrowly Escapes From Un
der Horse's Hoofs.
The Thirtieth regiment of United
States Infantry regulars, enrouie in
heavy marching order from their post
to Fort Riley, Kan., arrived In this
city from Fort Crook at about 1 o'clock
Sunday afternoon. In advance of the
main body the engineer corps.mouutcd
on bicycles, arrived, and laid out the
grounds for the camp on the I'armele
"Forty,"wnere tents were soon pitched
and eight hundred soldiers comfort
ably resting after the first day's trial
Some time was required to construct
a pontoon bridge over the l'latte
river, In order that the wagon train
might get across. Fourteen commis
sary wagons and the Red Cross ambu
lance comprised the wagon train,
which accompanies the regiment on
the march. Only two of the three
battalions were witli the regiment,
which Is under the command of Col.
Ed. I'ratt and entire regimental staff.
The regimental baid of thirty-six
pieces, under Chief Musician August
Hasse also accompanies the regiment
on the march.
At the camp the entire city con
verged in the afternoon to witness
guard mount, which occured at 5
o'clock, and hear the band, which
played several numbers.
As guard mount was being con
cluded, an accident that nearly re
sulted in serious Injury to one of the
spectators, happened. Mrs. Kate
Miner and Mrs. T. P. Livingston were
sitting in a buggy, when one of the
reins caught under the shaft, and
while trying to remove this the anl
mal became restless and began to back
up. Mrs. Miner attempted to step out
of the buggy, but at the same time
the horse stepped back, causing the
wheel to fall Mrs.Mlner to the ground.
The horse still continued to back up,
the prostrate woman safely escaped
from underneath the hind feet, only
to be struck by one of the fore feet.
The blow was received on the back,
near the neck, and Mrs. Miner was
rendered unconscious. The large
crowd of spectators present, at once
began to crowd about the injured wo
man, but the prompt response of the
soldles, who formed a square to check
the crowd, saved any further serious
accident. The Red Cross ambulance,
soon conveyed the unconscious woman
to her home, and in a short time con
sciousness was restored.
The injures are not thought to be
serious, but will confine the patient to
her room for several days.
The ambulance was also required to
convey Chief Musician Hasse, who was
overcome by heat, to one of the hotels,
and to convey Private Miller, of Com
pany K.who was taken quite ill before
reaching camp, to the Missouri Pacific
depot and thence to Fort Crook. The
soldiers have been drilling for about
two months, so that they might be
able to stand the march better. They
are required to march sixteen miles a
day, which will place them in the
neighborhood of Louisville this after
noon and where they will camp the
remainder of the day. After a month at
Fort Riley the Thirtlety regiment
will return to Fort Crook.
An Old Settler.
J. U. Smith, one of the oldest settlers
in Cass county, was here all last week
visiting among his old friends In this
vicinity. He returned home Sunday.
He is "(i years of age, and came to Cass
county when I'lattsmouth was but a
small village, and long before railroads
and when steamboatlng was in Its
prime. Ho took In all the street fair
sights, conversed with all his old pio
neer rrlcnds, had a enjoyable visit with
his son, Will and family, and when he
returned to his home, near Murray,
he was feeling much benefited by his
week's sojourn In I'lattsmouth. The
Journal hopes the old gentleman will
live to enjoy many more such occasions
No woman can look in a milliner's
show window without seeing some'
thing she would be willing to go in
Hold Annual Reunion.
Once each year the members of the
Mers family meet at some given place
and celebrate by holding a family re
union. This year the reunion was
held at Seward and the entire family
of brothers and sisters and their fam
ilies were present. There are eight
children in the Dlers family and it Is
only necessary to state that when
they had gathered for the annual
feast that they were forty-two present
to prove that they do not believe in
race suicide. The parents of this
large family celebrated their fiftieth
wedding anniversary about one year
ago in this city which was made the
occasion of another family reunion.
The sons and sons-in-law are all en
gaged In the mercantile business with
the exceptions of one. They have
eight stores In Nebraska towns and
every one of them are as good as the
best in the towns in which they are
located. No death have occurred fn
the immediate family and the boys
are all big healthy men who bid fair to
live to a ripe old age. The Courier
trusts that they may all live to enjoy
these annual gatherings for many
years to come. Louisville Courier.
CASS COUNTY DEMO-
CRATS IN CONVENTION
To Select Delegates to the State Conven-
lion, on August 15, Neit.
The convention was called to order
promptly at 1::S0 Saturday. The
meeting occurred at the council
chamber, and was in session just
twenty minutes, during which the
following delegates were selected to
the democratic state convention.
which meets in Lincoln on Wednes
day, August 15:
James Stander, Louisville.
B. F. Dill, South Bend.
John Tlghe, Manley.
John Murdock, Mt. Pleasant pre
Lee Oldham, Murray.
Frank Grauf, Rock Bluffs.
E. J. Comer, Salt Creek.
Henry Hirz and W. F. Gillespie.
John Gustln, Murdock.
Dr. Jester, Eagle.
W.H. Hell, Eight Mile Grove.
Dr. Pollard, Nehawka.
Piattsmouth City-First Ward. M.
Archer and Henry R. Gering; Second,
D. M. Jones; Third, M. A. Bates;
Fifth, John Lutz.
For the short notice given the con
vention was remarkably well attended.
There were three or four precincts not
represented, but Louisville made-up
for the deficiency bv cominir down
with a full representation.
There were perhaps fifty delegates
present, and they composed the rank
and file of the democrats of Cass coun
ty. The Journal Is somewhat to blame
for the small attendance, because we
failed to publish the call In our issue
of last week. Every section of the
county was represented, and It will be
seen that nearly every precinct will
be represented on the state delegation.
Returns are All In.
The casualties resulting from the
Fourth of July celebrations all over
the United States have been compiled
and the aggregate is appalling. The
death list numbers 5.1 and the injured
3,055. It is not to be wandered at that
so many cities are enacting measures
to do away with firecrackers and other
explosives on our natal day. It Is su
premely sane to do so. Not alone Is
the loss of life great, but the destruc
tion of property Is enormous. Let us
have more red lemonade and fewer fire
crackers on the 4th hereafter.
To Meet Mr. Bryan.
Mayors Brown of this citv and Dahl-
man of Omaha, says the Lincoln News,
are. discussing the probability of tak
ing a party of Nebraskans to New
lork the latter partof August to meet
and greet Mr. Bryan upon his discm-
barkment at New York, participate in
the New York and Chicago reception
and accompany him upon his return to
The plan contemplates a trip to the
metropolis In a special Pullman car,
leaving Omaha over the Chleairo
Great Western road, a representative
or which has assured that something
approximating a half rate can be se
cured for the trip If the company shall
Include a carload. Mayor Brown wants
to organize a party which will tender
the use of so much of the car as may be
needed to bring Mr. Bryan and family
back to Lincoln and thinks that little
difficulty will be encountered In secur
ing B flnlnirstlnn . v.
i braskans to make the trip a success.
QUIETUDE AGAIN SUPREME
After a Week's Excitement and a Jolly Good
Time tor All Who Enjoyed It.
EAGLES' CARNIVAL A FINANCIAL SUCCESS
Everyone Has a Good Word tor the C. W.
Parker Amusement Company.
One of the largest crowds that ever
assembled In I'lattsmouth on any oc
casion was here Saturday night to wit
ness the closing week's engagement of
the Parker Amusement company, and
It Is a remarkable fact that you can
cot point to an event in the history of
the old town where such exceedly good
order reigned, much credit for which
is due to the gentlcmenly conduct of
all connected with the carnival com
pany, and to the efficient police force.
Aside from a few common drunks and
misdemeanors but few arrests wore
made. Another remarkable matter Is
that there was no complaints register-'
ed against pickpockets and thieves in
general who generally follow carnival
companies. The police were wide
awake to their duties, and every sus
picious looking character was politely
asked to "vamoose the ranch" and
tbey used good judgment by comply
ing with the request.
The crowd Saturday night seemed
to have been made tip of people from
nearly every section of Cass county,
and many w ere here from Mills county,
Iowa, and a Journal reporter took
special pains to get an expression from
as many as possible, and we failed to
ilnd one that did not have a good word
for the company and Messrs Creamer
& Tyler in particular.
The crowd remained until all the
hows closed and the work of loading
the cars began, and by daylight every
vestige of the carnival company had
beep removed, and sweeping of, the
streets oegan. uy noon fcunaay
stranger In town could not have told
that there had been a street fair. Less
confetta was used during this carnival
than on any other similar occasion,
and we believe, take it all In all, our
business men In general are better sat
lsfied with the general results of the
Parker company than any that has
ever been in Piattsmouth.
The affair proved a financial success
to the Eagles, and they are at least
JJ50.00 to the good by the coming of
the company, and of course most of
the business men have been benefitted
some to a greater extent than ot hers,
of course, but they all got "a piece of
money" which they would not. have re
ceived had the carnival not been here.
The butchers, the bakers, the grocers
the restaurants, the hotels, the con
foctioncries and saloons all fared well:
and the dry goods merchant, the boot
and shoe merchant, and all other bus!
ness houses shared better than they
The Parker Amusement company
has come and gone, and with their go
Ing they take with them the good will
of every citizen who had any dealings
whatever with Messrs. Creamer & Ty
ler, or In fact, anyone connected with
It. The management allow no dishon
est dealings among their employes, all
their shows were clean and orderly
conducted, and the Journal feels no
hesitancy in recommending them to
the citizens of any town or city they
may favor with an engagement.
The carnival train left here Sunday
morning at " o'clock for York, Neb
where they will be all this week, and
the Journal hopes they will meet, with
as much success as they did last week
Given Their Direct Attention.
Evidently there Is going to be some
extra grading done on the streets in
the Third ward. We noticed the
mayor, street commissioner, Council
men Stclmke and Tlppcns making a
trlD of Inspection lastevenlng. There
has already been some Important Im
provements made upon the streets in
the Third ward, and we understand
there will be a great deal more done
Flattsmouth never before boasted of a
mayor and council that gave so much
direct attention to the streets and
sidewalks, the most Important work
to the city. The rain yesterday made
the streets very muddy, but this did
not stop these officials from doing their
duty. The Journal is proud to see the
councllmen united In assisting Mayor
Gering In his efforts to accomplish his
much desired object in this direction
the best streets and sidewalks of
any city of the size of I'lattsmouth in
Death Near Weeping Water.
Lace Bi swart b( a young man living
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira
Boswarth. about two miles north of
this city, diedalout midnight, Friday.
July r,, of diabetes. He had been
troubled with the disease for two years
but was able to be around until Thurs
day morning, when he was taken sud
denly niul seriously ill, and nuthwith
standing that the physicians did all
that could be done for him he died at
midnight. Young llnswarth had just
graduated from the Weeping Water
academy and was a bright, promising
young man. The funeral will be held
at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Heavy Lot in Barn Fire.
n Friday night last the large barn
hi the farm of .1. R. Barr, three miles
southeast of Greenwood, caught fire
iy means unknown aud burned to the
ground last night. Two cribs of corn
containing 5,:,oo bushels also burned.
The farm was under the supervision
of Hal. l'arsell. He loses two buggies
farm Implements, six tons of hay and
one valuable horse. The corn was the
property of Ralph Morris, who worked
the place in l'.K)5. Mr. Barr carried
s00 insurance on the barn and Mr.
Morrlsfl.nooon his half of the corn.
The property loss Is fully 5,onn with
only 11, M)) Insurance. No cause can
be assigned for the origin of the fire.
MISS LUCY LLOYD IS DEAD
The Insane Murdersss Starves Herself to
Death in the Insane Asylum.
The Nebraska City News of Satur
day evening contains the following In
reference to the starving to death of
Miss Lucy Lloyd, who choked her sister
to death a few days slnceat their home
n Otoe county, an account of which
has already appeared In the Journal:
"After being taken to the 'asylum.
despite the statement she continued
to make, that she was not insane, she
refused to take any nourishment and
refused to say anything. ,. The attend
ants and physicians there tried In ut
most every known way to get her to
take food, but she closed her mouth
and refused to permit them to even
force It open and spit out air food that
was forced Into her mouth. The phy
sicians tried to Inject liquldfood Into
her body, but it was not sufficient to
sustain life. Lucy continued to droop
and become weaker and last night
died, without utterlnga sound or com
municating with any one about her.
"The remains will be brought to
Wyoming tomorrow noon and the
funeral will be held Sunday afternoon
from the church there and the remains
placed to rest In the (,'owles cemetery
besides those of her sister.
'The deceased was ." years of age
and with hersister, agedll'.i, resided on
the farm which had been left them on
the death of their parents and rela
tives. For some time past it was fear
ed that Delia Lloycd was losing her
mind and she had been receiving medi
cal treatment for the past year or
more, but none suspected that her sist
ter, Lucy, was also suffering from
mental trouble and was even more
liable to do some rash act than
the older sister. Two weeks ago both
were well and seemed to be getting
along nicely, being possessed of 200
acres of land and considerable personal
property, which, part had been left
them and part they had accummulat
ed by their frugal habits and theirown
labors. The estate will now go to their
relatives, of which there are some
Burial of Mist Lloyd.
A special from Nebraska City under
date of July l'i, says: "The remains
of Miss Lucy Lloyd, who two weeks
ago killed her sister, Delia Lloyd, by
choking her to death, at their home,
n Wyoming precinct, where they lived
alone, were brought to Wyoming Sun
day and Interred. She was taken to
the asylum after the murder, being de
clared Insane, and died for the wantof
nourishment, she refusing to take any
food or utter a word. The remains of
the sisters lay side by side in the old
cemetery a mile from the scene of the
crime and their old home. On either
side of them lay their mother and
grandfather, while the father, who
went Insane left here years ago and
was never heard from."
A "Icrby" of one and one-eighth
miles will be run at the State Fair on
September 4th. This promises to be
an event at the Fair this year and so
ciety will be out in the Derby colors.
(yellow and white ) The race program
Is by far the best ever given at a Ne
braska State Fair and lovers ot the
fast borse will have a gala week.
INJURED IN RUNAWAY
Mrs. Jacob Horn and Miss Minnie Born
Jump From Buggy.
SUSTAINING SERIOUS BRUISES AND CUTS
One Side of Shalt Broke, the Horse Became
Unmanagable and Occupants Jump Out.
While returning home from a visit
to hfr farm on l'latte lttom, ' Grand
ma Jacob Horn was seriously Injured
In a runaway, that occurred near John
Sharer's farm, west of town, shortly
after the dinner hour Tuesday.
Mrs. Horn,-in company with Miss
Minnie Horn, had been out to Inspect
her farm, aud during their return .
home, one side of the shaft became de
tached from the buggy, and frightened
the horse, which soon became unman
agable. When Miss Born, who was
driving, found that she could not
check. the animal, she, together with
Mrs. Horn, Jumped from the vehicle,
and, In falling.sustaincd their Injuries.
John Shafer, who observed the acci
dent, at once conveyed them to Wil
liam Hassler's residence, where Mrs.
Horn makes her home with her
daughter,' and medical aid was sum
moned to ascertain the extent of the
Miss Born was found to have re
ceived numerous bruises and cuts
about the face hands and the right,
shoulder, but the most, seriously In
jured was Grandma Horn, who was
severely bruised about the right side,
and bad I v cut on the left side of her
face. No bones arc thought to. bo
broken, and the physician was unable
to determine how serious she might be
Injured Internally. She suffered great
pain after the accledent but, the relief
was Boon brought by the physician.
We sincerely trust that the Injuries
are not of a serious nature and that
Grandma Horn will recover rapidly
from the effects of the runaway.
The Farmer of Today.
The farmers of today enjoy the lux
uries of life. In other years It was the
custom to speak of the farmcr'9 lot In
commiserating tones. He was a mor
tal condemned to days of toll, with
nothing to brighten up his life. He
arose before dawn and tolled without
ceasing till darkness made toil impos
sible. He unharnessed his team, fed
them and milked ten cows by the
feeble light of a smoky lantern; ate his
supper and dragged his weary limbs to
lied to sleep until 4 o'clock, then to
begin over again. No pleasure but an
occasional visit to town and chinch
one or two Sundays each month were
accorded him. The farmers 1 i v i n-r
near Jiattsmouth do not lit Into this
picture. He rides In a surryortop
buggy, drawn by handsome horses, lie
has a beautiful country home with a
tine lawn about it. He reads I lie daily
papers but a few hours later than do
I'lattsmouth people and pays no car
rier charges on them, for both papers
and letters are delivered at his door by
the kindness of Uncle Sam. He hears
the market report or converses with
his friends by telephone. Kverythlng
seems to have conspired to make the
farmer's life an easier one. Farm ma
chinery has been Improved until the
amount of labor is very small. The
labor of sowing, cultivating and har
vesting has become much less. But
who is more worthy of this state of af
fairs than the farmers of Cass county?
Delegates to Farmers' Congress.
Among the delegates appointed by
Governor Mickey to represent Ne
braska at the annual meeting of the.
Farmers' National congress, which
meets at Bock Island, Illinois, October
!, we note the following names from
Cass county. John Harmer, Green
wood; J. D. Ferguson and C. J. Gacbcl
Louisville and L. L. Wiles, Piatts
mouth. The list of delegates numbers
HO, and about every county In the
state has one or more delegates.
Not In the Mall Order Business.
This paper has been offered another
snap. A Chicago clothing house w:i ts
us to take orders for clothing and pro
poses to give us an advertisement as
soon as we send in a 75-dollar order.
He also proposes to give us 15 worth
of advertising for every 1100 worth of
business that wc send In. This paper
Is not in the mall order business. Wo
secure plenty of trade for local mer
chants who advertise, but have no
use for the advertisers who send la a
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