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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (July 19, 1906)
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All the new styles
to select from.
"Whirl Quality Count."
The One Hundred Districts Have a Total
Valuation of Nearly $200,000.
0NEHUNDRED AND SIXTY-NINE TEACHERS
Employed to Instruct the 7,033 School
Children During Past Year Sin
Private Schools Located in
From the report of the county
superintendent for the school year
ending the second Monday in July,
some statistics that w ill he of interest
to nearly every family in Cass county
The reports from the one hundred
districts, in which are situated a total
of one hundred and ten school houses,
show that the buildings, sites, text
books, etc., are valued at lu!t,r:50.or,
and that :5,Mfi males :j,4st females or a
total of 7,o:i:i school children between
the ages of "land'Jl received instruc
tion from bin teachers, of whom 1.11
were females and the remaining eigh
teen males. Of the 7,0.r. school child
ren, :i,77i), or over one-half, are between
the ages of seven and fifteen and are
subject to the state law, which com
pels parents to send children between
the above ages, to the public or some
During the past year seven addresses
have been delivered under the auspices
of the county superintendent, and he
has made two hundred visits to the
various schools, and conducted fifty-six
Besidesthe public institutions, there
are six private schools situated in Cass
county. The largest of these is the
Weeping Water academy, a Congrega
tional school, employing five Instruc
tors, having an attendance of one hun
dred and three, and under Principal F.
C. Taylor. The next largest, the St.
John's school of this city, which em
ploys three teachers and Is under the
direction of Father W, F. Bradley, had
an attendance of ninety during the
past year. The Lutheran Academy of
Louisville, under German Lutheran
inlluences, is conducted by George
Jung, and had an enrollment of twenty-live
students. The remaining three
of the six private schools are the Mur
dock German, In Murdock, and the
German Evangelical schools of Elm
wood and Eagle, conducted by Bevs.
Baumgartner, Wickmannand Mueller,
Cousins Meet for First Time.
Miss Mollle Grecnslate arrived Wed
nesday from Kirksville, Mo., for a
visit with her cousin, Miss Fern Green
slate. The cousins had never met
each other, until this morning, and
did not know of the relationship ex
isting between them until about two
years ago, when Miss Lucille Bates,
who was visiting In Elm wood at that
time, happened to mention Miss Mol
lle while talking of Memphis, Mo.
This aroused Miss Feme's interest,
and through correspondence It was
ascertained that they were cousins,
and then followed a natural deslro to
see each other, and so Miss Mollle
came to make her newly found cousin
A prompt relief ror croup, One Min
ute Cough Cure, cuts the phlegm, al
lays the inflamation the cough lyrup
with a reputation Sold by F. O.
Frlcke k Co. and Gerlng k Co.
A:i Excuse (or Drinkieg.
Beforeajugdea man appeared charg
ed wit !i disturbing the peace in a si
loon. The judge asked him he visited
such a place early In the morning and
tlie man answered that every morning .
he feels a heaviness on the stomach,
nauseates and even vomits, without
knowing the cause i f It. As soon as
takes a few drinks he is able to work
again. The judge recommeuded hiiv.
to consult a good doctor and we would
advise him to try Triner's American
Elixir of letter Wine, which certainly
would put his digestive organs In good
shape. If used according todlrectlons,
it will in every Instance regulate the
digestion, purify the blood and also
strengthen the nerves, During this
hot season there is no remedy in the
world which could he compared with
Triner's American Elixir of Bitter
Wine as the results, which are health
and strength. At drug stores. Jos.
Triner, 7i! South Ashland Ave., Chi
The Ssssst. Most Detestiale Citizens are
Ilia Villians Who Slander
Confidence once lost can never be
entirely restored. There is little pro
tection against a slanderer or tattler,
and usually they arc assassins and
cowards, or some worthless characters
who are not responsible for anything
they may utter. It would seem that
a high state of civilization would pro
tect, first of all, life and character. In
fact at this time this is about theonly
thing left for Americans, "protec
tion." Among the meanest slander
ers are those who go from house to
house and stab you in the back with
their vile tongues, and we are often
astonished at the number of people
engaged in it, and sometimes people
who claim to be guides for the entire
community in which they live, and
yet with their tongues they are ready
to rend families, churches and neigh
borhoods, leaving for a while the deso
lation of the cyclone In their track.
And often it takes manhood and
Christianity combined to lay aside the
revolver which every victim of the
slanderer has a just right to use.where
the villian cannot be reached by law.
The victim of the slanderer always
has the consolation to know his guilt
or innocence and it is a comfort to
know that the birds always pick at
the best and highest fruit which
grows upon the tree. The greatest
and best people in the world are some
t imes slandered, and only the good
and the useful can be. Of course
there is a negative, good for nothing
good, of which none speak evil. To
such Jesus spake when lie said. "Woe
unto you when all men speak well of
you.'' But we don't suppose we have
any such people as those to whom
! Jesus spake, in I'lattsmouth, and we
would that we could say that we
have none of that class of slanderers,
for deep down in the hottest hell
where dwells the foulest devil, will be
the eternal abode of the serpent
The undersigned, committee of ar
rangements, so appointed by I'latts
mouth Aerie No. F. O. E., in he
half of the lodge, take this method of
returning their most sincere thanks to
those business men who subscribed to
assist in paying the expenses of the re
cent carnival, given under the auspices
of this order. We also desire to extend
thanks to the gentlemen composing
the police force, for the very efficient
manner in which they mantained or
der: to the mayor and city council for
their kindness, and to the citizens of
Plattsmouth in general for favors ex
R. A. Baths, 1
C. F. Guthman, Committee.
W. M. Baiu lay, )
Millions In Merchandise.
According to returns the assessed
value of all merchandise in the state,
as returned to the State Board of
Equalization, amounts to $S,lu7,!m4,an
Increase over the assessment of this
class of property last year of &47,2W.
Inasmuch as the stocks of merchan
dise have not materially increased
since last yea.t, it is the belief of the
secretary of the board the county as
sessors have Increased the value of
Jessen May Enter tlio Race.
It now looks as If the political situa
tion in the First congressional district
Is to have a new phase put upon it by
the proposed candidacy of Judge Paul
Jessen for the congressional nomina
tion. Cpon Inquiry the Tribune Is In
formed that no definite announcement
can yet bo made but it Is known that
from a wide circle of warm personal
and political friends Judge Jessen is
being urged to get Into the race. Ne
braska City Tribune.
tha local marehanls.
for tali by
ntn UntSMrpi wto a brook. Mr
good health and long life came by tak
ing Ilolliiter'a Rocky Mountain Tea
Mcent. Gerlng & Co., druggists.
THE SITE FOR GOV
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Ml QueSttCH Tht iS riGA Agitating tlie
Minds cf Plattsmth Pecsle.
WHERE WILL I f BEST SERVE PATRONS?
It Should, and Probably Will be Located
Within Ona Block of Main Street.
The locatlou for a site for tlie post-
offlce building, of which Plattsmouth
is soon to boast, Is now a matter that
Is agitating the minds of many of our
people. And It Is a matter that should
be settled without the least squab
bling among all Interested.
From what the Journal Is able to
learn, the sentiment of the citizens
seems to lie such that the building
should he located somewhere on Sixth
street. There are three very suitable
sites, which would come within the
instructions of the department, and
each is located within one luock of
Main street, and at the same time
centrally located - tlie Patterson block,
on the west side of Sixth street, at
tlie coiner of Pearl: the block right
opposite on the east; and the block on
w hich the residence of Chief of Police
Fitzgerald is situated. If anything,
the latter named is most favorable,
and we believe an entire half block
could be purchased at a very reason
As we understand it, the purchase
price of a site has to come within the
limit of the appropriation ?7,.roo.
This sum ought to be sutllclent to pro
vide a good location, and, while we
are not informed in the matter, we be
lieve that ground sutllclent can be
purchased on ihiscorncr for a sum not
to exceed the amount appropriated.
The Journal Is positive that neither
of the other locations could be had at
the sum designated, and it Is doubtful
if a sutllclent amount of ground on the
corner where tlie Patterson block
stands could be had for double the
amount. However, many would like
to see it at this corner because It
would remove an old dilapidated shell,
that Is an eye-sore to the city.
Take where Joe Fitzgerald's resi
dence stands, the residence if Chris.
Koehnke and the Pearlman building,
and you have, with tlie removal of one
or two outbuildings, the finest locat ion
in the city, and one which ought to be
satisfactory to the majority of the
business men, pud a larger portion of
tlie patrons of the office than nny
other point in the city.
CLARENCE ENGLISH WINS
The Fighter Has Things All His 0m Way
and Gets the Decision.
Clarence English, the fast Omaha
lightweight won his fight with Jack
Purtcll Sunday night at the Eagles'
clambake at St. Joseph, getting the
decision at the end of the fifteenth
round. English put it all over Purtell,
who made no attempt whatever to
light, but merely tried to keep him
self from being knocked out.
To go the limit seemed to be Pur
ten s one aesire, ana uarenee was
obliged to pull Jack's hands down from
his face in order to hit him. The de
cision was well received by the audi
ence, who did their best to urge Pur
tell to take on a little aggressiveness.
English came back to Omaha early
this morning and looks none the worse
for the go, his face and body bearing
no signs whatever of having been pum
meled, but one of his hands Is some
what badly swollen.
English will probably tight Mickey
Blley, of Leavenworth, Kan., at no
distant date. Riley challenged the
winner of last night's go In St. Joseph
Omaha Dally News.
There were several from Plattsmouth
at the ringside and they say at no time
in the game was Purtell "in It." They
speak of English In the highest terms.
both as a gentleman and a most clever
boxer. The St. Joe sports thought
they had a man this time that would
"do" Clarence, but again they were
doomed to disappointment. Ever since
Clarence beat "Spike" Leroy, the Idol
of the fistic fans of St. Joe some four
years ago, they have made every effort
possible to get some one to beat him.
English has fought "Kid"' Price, Gus
Gardner, Mickey Blley and Battling
Nelson before a St. Joe audience since
defeating Leroy, and Nelson was tlie
only one that gave him an ordinary
workout. The gentleman that "takes
English's measure" will have to make
of championship material.
A few weeks ago, Philip Horn, one
of our best farmers, had the misfor
tune to Injure one of his hands, which
prevented him from doing any kind of
farm work for four weeks. He held a
policy in the Woodmen Accidental As
sociation, and Tuesday received a
check from the secretary of the asso
ciation for 130. This shows prompt
action on the part of the association
In the payment of suali claims.
WrJd AsaUli Gsvemor's Stjff.
A Lincoln. Nel.i., C'rrev ondent saw 1
Tlie I re-felt iealo.isv between tl..i
regular.. iv.cers of the Nebraska N.i-i
ral guard and the governor's stall
of col. -neS has at lust come t" a head.
aud It U rumored that a Igor.. us and
rganl.-ed eiT.-rt Ut.be iuadet.ln.Uuv
.0 net legislature to p:ivs a law de-
prlvlrg the honorary colonels of rank.
It has long been the custom for the
governor's statT t accompany the
chief executive on all Important
journeys and regular officers have
grown tired of being left at home. It
is said that a strong combination was
formed by the guard officers at their
school of Instruction last winter aud
militia officers in every county in the
state have been appointed to secure
pledges from candidates for the legis
lature to tlie effect that they would
vote and use their influence to abolish
TRIAL STOPPED ABRUPTLY
The Defendant, J. C. Watson, Objects to
Jessen as a Judge.
A special from Nebraska City under
date of, Inly 17, says: "The disbar
ment proceedings against. Attorney
John ('. Watson, came toa sudd.-n stop
this looming, after the court, .Indue
Good, of Wahoo: Kelligar, of Auburn
and .lessen, of this city, had taken
their scats and the charges had been
read. Watson tiled a protest against
Judge Paul .lessen, hearing the case or
taking any part therein on tlie grounds
he was biased and would not give him
a fair and Impartial hearing. Judge
Jessen arose to the occasion and sus
tained the motion. Then on the aril
davit of Watson and others a continu
ance was taken until September 11, on
account of the absence of Catron and
others. Watson is being tried on a
complaint filed by Attorneys Living
ston, Pitzerand llayward, who charge
him with Irregular practice In the
court here In the case of Butterlleld
vs. Catron. It Is not known what
Judges will now be asked to hear the
case, but other judges will have to be
The Matrimonial Market.
Take the niatrlmonal market from
the first of January,! an Cupid has cer
tainly been getting in his work much
better in Cass county than he did In
the same length of time last year, al
though the month of July does not
show up very well, only four permits
to marry have been granted so far this
month. During the month of June
Judge Travis issued eighteen passes t(
the. matrimonial state, which would
Indicate that the wily Dan had done
remarkably well since the month of
roses came in blushing and sweet.
Since January up to tlie present time
there has been issued by County Judge
Travis K! marriage licenses. At the
rate they have been doubling up in t lie
county tlie number will far exceed tlie
number of marriages of last, year.
THE RACE SUICIDE QUESTION
Bachelors and Maids Challenge Teddy to
Discuss the Proposition.
Clinton Merrick, chairman and mov
Ing spirit behind t he State Convention
of Bachelors and Old Maids, to be held
at Forest City, Iowa, July 2! and jti,
has written to President Roosevelt
asking him to attend the convention
and defend his advocacy of the big
family In the race-suicide debate that
will take place.
At this convention It Is proposed to
nominate a full State ticket on a strict
race-suicide platform, contending that
the growth of population has weaken
ed the many in their struggle against
the trusts. In his letter to the Presi
dent Mr. Merrick says:
"We would be pleased to have you
take the affirmative side of the ques
tion, 'Resolved, That race suicide is
caused by too few births,' and we
bachelors and maids will take the neg
ative side of the question, viz: 'That
race suicide Is caused by too many
births, and that degeneration is caus
ed thereby,' and we w ill allow the af
firmative two-thirds of the time.
"Dear Tcddle, our society analyzes
that chapter of the Bible where It
reads, 'Multiply and replenish the
earth,' and mean to diligently care for
the human beings and offspring of the
human race. Thcquestlon arises, how
many children can the common laborer
allord to support at 41 a day? which, I
believe, is about the average wage for
Kicked by a Horso.
A special from Weeping Water, un
der date of July 17, says: "George II.
Woods, a farmer living one mile south
of town, had his right leg broken In
two places this morning. He and one
of his boys were currying the horses In
the stable, when the horse which the
boy was currying, nipped at the other
and It kicked at It, striking Mr. Woods
with both feet, breaking his right leg
In two places, between the knee and
ankle, and bruising the left leg badly,
but breaking no bones.
Wantk.i By man and wife, good
position on a farm. Inquire at Journal
PASSES HER EIGHTY
NINTH MILE POST
Grand Celebration In Honor of the Event at !
the Home of Her Daughter.
MANY FRIENDS ATTEND THE OCCASION
Grandma Edwin Davis in Excellent Health
and Enjoys a Good Time.
One of the most pleasant events In
the social history of this city occurred
yesterday afternoon, when nineteen
old time friends of Mrs. Anna M.
Davis gathered at tlie home of her
daughter, Mi.s. F.umii us Peterson, to
assist in celebrating the eighty-ninth
birthday anniversary of Grandma
Davis. Both to herself .rid to her
eountrythese have been most event
She was horn in the city of Albany,
N. V., on the lsth of July, hi:, j,ud
while the first railroad In the I'nited
States was being constructed In 1:;;!,
she was united In marriage with lld-
win Davis. During the last year of
the civil war they removed from her
native .,!a!e. New York, to Nebraska,
where they have since made their rev
itlence. A laigo and active lainily
grew up about .Grandma Davis, and of
these four daughteisand one son, w itb
children and grandchildren, are living
to nourish aud comfort her sunny old
age. Tlie children are Lora Davis,
Colorado City, Col.: Mrs. Bosa Keeney,
Central City, Neb.: Mrs. Krasmus
Peterson anil Mrs. II. P. Kennedy of
I'hc ladies were entertained from II
until " o'clock and that they had one
of the most enjoyable times of their
lives Is beyond question.
At an acceptable hour a bounteous
three-course luncheon, was served, and
It Is needless to say each one did am
ple Justice to tlie delicious viands.
With much faith many expressed tlie
wish that Grandma Davis might live
to see her hundredth birthday, and
should she continue her present excel
lent health this wish will be fulfilled.
It was with many expressions of ap
preciations for the good time spent
with Grandma Davis that the friends
took their departure.
Tim following short poem was w rit
ten In honor of Grandma Dav's by
Bev. .1. K. Houlgate, pastor of the
Methodist church, of which she is a
M;mi. t ,ii vim lull, il nw.i
M .v mi ii i a 1 1 - li.ii n .u .
I .i m hi ,i nil I, i if i.-i iii-c : 1 1 . :i
Till .'iii liiiiiilri'ill li iiiii ;il il:i .
I". his .m.iii iMail I mi.,, iiitt
Off for Cnliforniii.
Wiley Black departed Wednesday
for Coundil Blulfs, Iowa, where he
will meet his wile and daughter, who
have been visiting friends in Missouri.
Tomorrow morning they will leave
that city for Bos Angeles, California,
where they expect to make their
future home. Mr. Black grew to man
hood in Plattsmouth, aud is well
known to all the old settlers In Cass
county, having at one time been one
of the prominent stock buyers in this
section. Being unfortunate In many
of his deals, he like many others has
let a fortune slip through his hands.
He goes to Los Angeles, very highly
recommended by one of the packing
bouse managers at South Omaha, and
hopes to secure lucrative employment
In that city. The best wishes of the
Journal attend him and his family and
may prosperity be their lot.
Saloon Keeper Organize.
The saloon keepers of Plattsmouth
have entered Into a w rlt ten agreement
between themselves all signing
whereby they pledge themselves not
to sell or giveaway cither by whole
sale or retail, or to deliver, any liquor
of any character, hereafter on Sunday.
They also agree to assist In t he prose
cution of anyone who violates his
pledge, by furnishing to the County
Attorney such evidence as they can
get against the one violating hisngree
mcnt and pledge.
Mrs. Horn Recovering Nicely.
Mrs. Jacob Horn, who was Injured
in the runaway of Wednesday after
noon pnd who has since been confined
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Hassler, is recovering nicely from the
Injuries sustained, although It will
take several weeks to regain her for
mer health. It was at first feared
that she had received Internal injur
ies, but today the patient is gradually
resuming her former cheerful disposi
tion, although she bear:; several bad
bruises and cuts.
All But Three.
We understand that every business
house In the city have compiled with
the request of their clerks, to close
their places of business at ti o'clock ex
cept three firms, and they, we under
stand, employ no clerks, outside their
own families. We understand the clerks
arc only asking that this be done dur
ing the summer months. Other towns,
many of them not nearly so large as
Plattsmouth, have given their clerks
Whan In naad of gleras tall tat
thata manutaaturad by tba Plattt
mouth Clara aompany.
An ImpottJ it Matter.
County Clerk le .seiierac.s U sliding
out the folio lug circular to the vot
ers cf C:bs count), which U a matter
in which every farmer and taxpayer
should I.e Interested.
Pl.V!T-M.I Til, Neb, J
July 17, l'.'iK.
'I'm in: ott.um.i Ca-nCm st ,Ni..ii:
Dear Sir: At a regular meet lug of
the county board of commissioners of
Cass county. Neb., ,eld at I'latts
mouth, Neb., on tlie 17th day of July,
I'.mi.i, the following resolution was of
fered and unanimously adopted:
Whereas, tlie last legislature of this
state passed a bill providing for state
ownership, control, construction and
repair of all bridges of f.ixi feet or more
In length within the state, and lo
cated on or as a part of the public,
roads: and whereas, the governor of
the state vetoed said bill; and whereat
It Is the sense of this board, that it I
wise and sound legislation to require
the state to hear tlie expense and bur
den of construction and control of
bridges across certain large river in
Now, therefore be It resolved, that
It Is the sense of thlslmard that no
political parly hi this county should
nominate for the legislature this fall,
any candidate who has not pledged
himself to support a hill fur state
ownership, control, construction and
repair of all bridges within the state
across Hie main channel of tlie Platte
river located mi or a part of the public,
loads V. Iv itniA. i; n,
READY FOR INDEPENDENCE
So Says James H. Blount, Former Judge
Advocate of the Philippines.
The following Is an extract from the
Fourth of July speech of James If.
Blount (rep. ) of Macon, Georgia, and
former judge advocate of the Philip
pines and codlllcr of the Island laws:
"Since tho Spanish-American war
our ship of stato has ceased to steer
by that Immortal chart, the Declara
tion of Independence. We steadfastly
continue to be guided by Its noble
teachings from tho hour of the tolling
of tlie lll)crty bell at Philadelphia, un
til the thunder of Dewey's guns had
ceased at Manila.
"Slnco then we have abandoned our
belief In what the Declaration had
called a self-evident truth, namely,
that governments derive their just
powers from the consent of tlie gov
erned. Since then we have been hold
ing In involuntary subjection x,000,()0O
of people on the other side of the globe
-the only Christ ian nal Ion of Kastern
Asia a people of whom I am able to
atllrm, after six years' residence among
them, this fact, that their yearning
for a national life of their own was on
that May day of 'uh, when Dewey sank
the Spanish Meet, ami still Is as great
as was ours l.lu years ago today
a people, moreover, who arc quite as
capable of self-government as the peo
ple of ( 'iiha.
"If we would resume our place as
pole-star of liberty for the nations, we
should do for tlie Philippines sooner
or later what we have already done
"And the sooner we declare that
such Is our purpose, the better It will
be for the general welfare of mankind.
For If the democratic party so declares
In the national convention of lmH.and
carries the country in the presidential
election of that year.those rock-ribbed
and ancient shores of Asia will behold
an Independent republic lifting Its
bead from the depths of the China sci
ere the man-child born of woman this
day shall attain to man's estate.
"May Godspeed the day when our
government shall accord the Philip
pine people the right to pursue happi
ness In their own way, and cease to
hold the cup of supposed happiness to
their lips with a steady army. May
our people at last hearken to the
united voices of Cleveland and Bryan
and Bacon and Bailey concerning this
Philippine question, and before the
young giant from Texas is as old as
his distinguished colleague from Geor
gia now Is, may the star of the Philip
pine republic be risen In Asia."
Divide the Building.
We understand that the firm of Tuey
,t McDanlcl have divided their build
ing on Sixth street, which consists of
two store rooms, and several living
rooms up stairs, and that Tuey will
occupy the south room, while the
north room will be for rent. The arch
way between the two rooms will be
closed, and the south room Is now un
dergoing repairs for Tuey's use.
Misses Dovcys Entertain.
At the home of II. N. Dovcy, a merry
gathering occurred Tuesday evening
when Misses Florence, lone and Helen
entertained in honor of Misses Klmr
and Hutchcson, of Jacksonville, 111.,
who arc visiting with their aunt, Mrs.
A. W. Atwood. The evening passed
rapidly at the fascinating game ot five
hundred, and at a late hour the party
adjourned to the dining room, where
covers were laid for twenty-four. Af
ter a most pleasant evening the party
dispersed for their homes.
Danger It near at band when the
kidneys an tick. Kldoey-Ettea will
purify od Ireasthen the Moneys and
restore then to their normal and
healthy condition. 25 cents. Gerlng
It Co., drufrtftts.
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