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PLATTS MOUTH, XEMtASKA, TIlUUsDAY, AlKil XT'.', 1IHM5.
JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY THE LATE JAMES HALL
Short Paragraphs Prepared md Purloined
For tot Readers of the Journal.
"Win n lip l'il me to '(!,
Foi 1 km- tl.ll;r fcrrw
Tliut m.v fmher di iid.
Anil I knew tliat lit knew
Wluit a life li liatl IkI,
So that I knew ihttt he kr.rw
What I meant when I s;ilil ,
"(io 10 father!"
A Rood man isn't necessarily a cheap
It's unsafe to bury the dead past
better cremate It.
Gossips might be appropriately
termed misfortune tellers.
How many people fumigate the
money that is given to them?
Mice and conclusions are not synony
mous, yet women jump at both.
A woman isn't necessarily shallow
Pioneer of Cass County and
zen Highly Respected.
UN HONORABLE, UPRIGHT CAREER ENDS
Public Spirited Citizen, and Twice
Elected to the Nebraska House
In the death of Honorable James
Hall, which occurred at 4 o clock
Thursday evening, July 2, l'.KHi, at his
residence In Elmwood, removes an
other pioneer citizen of Cass county,
Nebraska. He was born In Highland
because her beauty is only skin deep, county, Ohio, June 23,"lS2u. In early
A woman's idea of a perfect gentle- childhood lie moved with his parents
man is any man who agrees with her. to Madison county, Indiana, where he
Although the rolling stone gathers was ralse(l 0,1 a Iarm- e i
" ... .. i-.. tupntv.nnp Iip hniran the rlpar nir nr a
no moss tne nign roner scauers a 101 y t - "
I dim ill me uca y tiuiucia ui tnai, rev
. ... ,, . , ., . . . . mon, cuiung ana newing uie umoers
And the small boy loveshis neighbor . . . 8 . . . . K. hnll(llnif-
usnimsei.-iiMieg.vn.m.uu ,fterwardS) raarrylnR Ellzabcth Cas,
i Call. I r a1 1 nml,.-tA1 tn thA 11lct 1 k.
e.atlmmt La Porte.Clark count v.Iowa.
maDy disagreeable people In the world ln 16:A 0f thl9 marriage eight chil
i-Bit is. riren were horn, all of whom survive
Some old maids in Flattsraouth are and were present at burial, viz: Dr.
like bartenders always getting things Joseph II. Hall, Plattsmouth; Martha
mixed. C. Mutz, Maryville, Mo; Sumner S,
When a man is hungry words of Hall, render, Neb; Allle I. Minford,
svmDathv are U)t calculated to rill the Elmwood; John Hall. Scotts Bluffs,
acblnu void. Neo; i'Jmraa J.uraig, uurwen, jseo-.
ip.nt.h.iiri with drpamv eves is George nan, Alvo, ;seo., ana Major a
.Buni iHp awak to hPr matrl- iiausmuuui, .eu. iiiew.ieiiiiu
1'lace the curiosity of a woman be
fore the camera and the result will be
a picture of some man.
What a miserable crowd of pessi
mists we would be if we could see our
selves as others see us.
A woman willingly promises to obey
mother died July 27, 1803.
Mr. Hall was twice elected, and
tilled the office of sheriff of Clark
county, Iowa, during the stormy days
upon the borders of the late civil war,
afterwards enlisting in the Iowa state
malltia, where he bore an honorable
record as a union soldier.
He moved to Plattsmouth, Neb., in
A Farewell to E. W. Fitt.
A farewell gathering at the Odd
Fellows' hall last night in honor of E.
W. Fitt, who left this morning for
Omaha to take the place of general
fuel Inspector for the Hurlington with
headquarters at Omaha, must mark
one of the bright spots In his life '9
journey. The men of the mechanical
department of the road had gathered
there to do him honor, and a program
of speeches, music and refreshments
made the occasion a pleasant one. Mr.
Fitt was presented as a token of this
occasion an elegant hi size 21 jeweled
Hamilton hunting case gold watch.
Neatly cased on the inside of the case
was this: "Presented to E. W. Fitt
by the Mechanical department Alli
ance division." It Is a handsome tes
timonial, would be appreciated by any
man and above all Is the fact that It
shoulJ be presented by former em
ployes among whom his labors had
been but brief. Alliance Times.
THE SALARY GRAB QUESTION
DEATH SUMMONS HER HOME
Mrs. Rose McCaule) Patterson Passed Away
at Friday Morning at Home
In Arapahoe, Neb.
GREAT SHOCK TO PARENTS AND FRIENDS
Was Taken III Inlhe Evening After Coming
Home From Horseback Ride Was
Beyond All Medical Aid.
a man at the altar, but she's apt to 1SC4, bought and moved on a farm at
forget to deliver the goods. Eight Mile Grove, Mt. Pleasant pre
Even the girl's father might over- cinct, In the spring of ISO, where he
look a young man's shortcomings if it added to his farm from time to time
acn-t fnr Ma lnnffKta vines. and became largely engaged In the
.' TKa nm. hniirii site will Koon business of stock raising.
liw jumvmvw - -----
Twice he was elected and served In
the Nebraska legislature, where be
was accorded ability as a good, conser
vative legislator and was dubbed by
his fellow colleagues the "watch dog
of the state treasury." He was a man
be settled and tben we are ready for
the building appropriation.
Death, it Is said, loves a shining
mark; maybe that's the reason bald-
headed men do not live forever.
Many a man who asserts that he is of stronR characterlstlcs,among which
not a hopocrite is so disagreeable that were his honesty and Integrity and
his acquaintances may wish ne was. durin.r receilt year9 he made it a busi
The southeast corner of Sixth and ness to meet all money obligations be
Vine streets seems In favor by a big fore sunset of the day's transaction
majority for the location for the post- Mr. Hall was a constant and critical
office building. newspaper reader and took pride In
It is usually a great shock to a wo- keeping In touch with current topics of
man to discover later In the game that me day
her husband knew exactly what he Though not a member of any church,
was talking about. he was a man of high moral standing,
There are no people on earth that Inculcating and encouraging his fam-
i,v h,n tho MrmPr nf Cslw "V ln church WOrks' After ylnU
countv. They have been favored at almost life companion he sold his
the right time by the right kind of
A person would not suppose that In
Plattsmouth there are nearly forty
bachelors. Well, there Is. Old maids,
rlld von sav? Oh. Lord: We have
Eight Mile Grove farm, but within a
few years purchased another near Elm
wood about this time marrying Mary
L. Grecnslate of Elmwood. who sur
The cause of demise was prustratic
trouble, an ailment not uncommon in
men of advanced years, although an
A woman, as a general thing, never 0peraUon was made In hopes of relief.
has much confidence in a grocer wno jje Was advised, that because of his
doesn't belong to the same church she advanced years It would not be with
does. While others prefer the grocer out risk 0j ufCi but to this he argued
who does not wear the cloak or nypo- tnat at t)ie ,ie,rce 0f suffering he was
crlsy. In he would eventually be worn out
An old bachelor of this city had the and that he had better and would
audacity to tell us the other day that rather take his chances of an opcra
"woman is the holiday of man, and tion. which was made, and he sur
that every man was entitled to one." vlvcd twenty days, but never recov
Then we asked him In turn now about cred from the effects thereof.
his holiday." Agreeable to his previously ex
t ....I ir, n,u ,vn i .ii,uf t.o marrv pressed wishes, arrangements were
Public Meeting to be Held In Lincoln to
Consider the Matter.
A special from the state capital un
der the date of July 29 says: "Busi
ness men at the Commercial club yes
terday decided that a public meeting
should be called to consider the salary
grabbing of Congressman Pollard. It
was suggested that a meeting be
called to which the Lancaster county
delegation be Invited. The matter
will probably be discussed and resolu
"II. M. Bushnell has published a
scathing letter, In which he declares
that the congressman has 'accepted
Jl.'KK) In rebates without ever pulling
a pound of freight.'
"Alarmed by the outburst of popu
lar sentiment, Congressman Pollard
lingered long enough In Lincoln last
night to give a statement to the
morning paper defending his action.
le declares that his election certlll-
cate reads March 4 and that the law
'"I think It Is time for the state
conventions of both parties to ask the
Nebraska senators and representatives
to work for the repeal of that law,1
said a business man.
'A number of Lancaster delegates
will gladly vote' In accordance with
any resolution passed by citizens at a
Precedent are Many.
The I Hetrlcn case and the Holcomb
instance and several other cases in
salary drawing have been cited. Pol
lard's supporters allude to them as
precedents. All of these, however,
were elected at the time they began
to draw pay. Dietrich held both the
senatorship and the governorship. He
was roundly excoriated by the Journal-
The late .Senator Hayward was
elected after March 4. A long dead
lock In the legislature kept him from
the office. He was not a senator on
March 4, or for several weeks there
"Senator Hayward declined the pay
for the period he was not a senator
He accepted pay from the date of his
election. Ills certificate was dated
from March 4. He held that the leg
Islature tixed the time of his term and
not the clerk who made out the cer
"These cases probably will be thor
oughly debated within the next two
a man who In the two years he has
L-otirtod her. lias spent just .Vl cents on
her; ice cream, 10 cents: candy,
cents: magazine, U) cents and postage
j cents. Is she foolish, or is slui wise?
Girls, resolve to let no young man
take you home from any gathering to
which he has not accompanied you.
Live up to it, and you will be thought
more of. not only by Mm, but by all
who know your Independence.
The soil upon which Plattsmouth
is built Is so fertile that the grass In
sists on creaplng up between the rock
of the paved streets. In a short time,
if imriisrnrhod. the Iillcv hotel can
made and a special train was provided
for the conveyance of the funeral cor
tego to the family burying grounds In
Oak Hill cemetery at Plattsmouth
Net). After funeral services at hi
residence, conducted by IIcv. James
White of the Christian church of Elm
wood on Saturday morning, July 2
the body was taken, under the an
spices of the I. O. (). F.. of which ho
had been a member for more than tifty
years, and borne and laid at rest by
Elmwood Lodge No. W, using the!
fitting ritualistic burial ceremonies.
Home from a Hospital in Omaha
Mrs. P.P. Melslngcr, who went to
In a message received In this city at
about 2o'clock Friday, morning ihesad
Intelligence of the death of Mrs. Hose
McCauley Patterson, which occurred
at her home ln Arapahoe, Neb., at
half past one o'clock this morning,
wai conveyed to her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William McCauley, and to tier
many relatives and friends. The de
pressing news is a great shock to her
parents, who were anticipating her
homecoming on next Monday, and It
was almost Impossible for them to
realize the sorrowful truth that the
dispatch contained, for not a pre
monition of their daughter's sickness
bad they received, until the sad In
formation of her premature demise
It would appear, from the partial
lars we obtained, that her last illness
was of short duration, as she was out
horsebacklng riding just last evening
and bad been enjoying good health
previously, with the exception of a
light case of poisoning a few weeks
After returning from the ride, she
retired.but in a short time experienced
great pain, and a physician was sum
moiied. He pronounced the patient to
be suffering from acute gall stones, and
In a very critical condition. Every
thing that medical aid could accom
plish toward relieving the patient, was
performed, but despite these efforts
she passed away at 1:40 this morning.
The news of the wife's death was
immediately 'phoned to relatives here
by the grief stricken husband, Sam
Patterson. It came most unexpected
to her many friends In this city.where
she was reared to womanhood, and has
resided several years since her mar
riage. The deceased was thirty-live
years of age, and a husband, two sons
and a daughter, I)orls,who Is with her
grandparents tn this city, survive to
mourn her demise besides the father,
mother and two brothers, Fred and
Charles McCauley, who reside in this
friends, and were Messrs. Henry Goos,
Emmons Kichey, U. W. Clement, Will
Sehmidtmaun, Kae Puttersun and
Charley Patterson, of Arapahoe.
Those from out of town who at
tended the funeral were Dr. Houser
and wife, Arapahoe; Mr. and Mrs. Kp-
pinatter, Mr. and Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Joe
Campbell, Mrs. Geo. Hervey and Mrs.
Isabelle Campbell of Omaha; Joe Mes-
scrsmith ami wife of Havelock; rx-
State Treasurer Meserve of Lincoln,
under whom Mr. Patterson was dep
uty: Mrs. J. A. Walker and Miss Mar
gery, I r . Gilmour and wire, S. G.
Latta and family of Murray.
A. L. TIDD VS. JUDGE JESSEN
WHAT WILL LANCASTER DO?
boast of a nice green lawn on the Main the Immanucl hospital In Omaha nv
street side of that hostelry. wceksago, returned Monday evening
The Journal glories In the spunk of While In the hospital she underwent
the young lady who refused to let the an operation for a tumor, which has
young man who overtook her at the proved to lie successful, as she Is feel
corner of Pearl and Sixth street the log much better, and now entertains
other night, take her home. A few hopes for a permanent recovery from
more such girls Just like her, would the affliction. We are very glad to
Install a little common sense In the learn that Mrs. Melslngcr Is greatly
cranlums of a few Smart Alecks In Improved, and trust that It will con
riattsmoutb. Itlnue until she Is fully recovered.
Among the Sunday visitors in Platts
mouth yesterday we noted John 1
Todd, of Lincoln, Drs. A. E. Walkc
and Pv. L. Newell, of Cnion, and Ir
G. II. Gilmore, of Murray. Mr. Todd
who Is one of the managers of the
Capital City Automobile company
came down rrom uncoin to i nion
yesterday and from there, In company
of the above gentlemen, came direct
to Plattsmouth In a large four seated
Wlnton automobile, engineered by an
expert colored gentleman. While
here a Journal representative had the
pleasure of taking a spin oT several
miles In the machine, and we want to
say that we "went some," and a little
faster than we care to ride for plea
sure again. The auto is a mammoth
one and very easy and comfortable and
we enjoyed the trip. We also felt
safe under the guidance of the splen
did expert In charge, who Is an employ
of the company.
The Capital City Automobile com
pany Is composed of W. M. Dc Long and
John P. Todd and they are dealers In
new and second-hand automobiles.
They also give Rpcclal attention to
garage and repair work. The head-
((uartcrs are located at No. I V t O
street, Lincoln, where Johnnie would
be pleased to meet all his old Cass
county friends, and especially those
who desire an automobile or need any
repairing done. Hunt up Johnnie
when you go to the capital.
The remains of the late Mrs. Iiose
McCauley Patterson, whose death has
been such a shock to this community,
arrived In this city Saturday evening
on the Hurlington train No. 2. The
grief stricken husband, Samuel Pat
terson, and two sons, Donald and
James, and their close friends, Dr. and
Mrs. Houser, accompanied the body
from the home In Arapahoe, to the
home of the depressed parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. McCauley in t'.iiscity.
On Sunday afternoon between the
hours of 2 and 4 o'clock many life long
friends called to sympathize with the
parents, the husband, the. children,
and the brothers of the departed, who
looked so natural that it was almost
impossible for them to realize and ac
cept the sad truth of death, which has
so suddenly taken a faithful friend,
sweet sister, devoted daughter, and
a loving wife and mother from this
life to a world of eternal rest and
At ." o'clock the funeral cortege
formed at the home and the casket
was conveyed to the St. Luke's Epis
copal church, where the last Impres
sive rites were conducted by the pas
tor, Itev. Canon 11. 11. P.urgess, who
read the sympathetic burial services,
which consoled the hearts of the be-
reavrd relatives 'luriiik.' their lmur of
afflicthn. while the church choir, with
sweet and pathetic tones, sang appro
priate selections from the hymn book.
A beautiful solo, rendered by Mrs. E.
II. Wcscott, Imparted tender emotions
and expressions to all within reach of
the tones. Profuse Moral tributes
adorned the casket and altar, and at
the conclusion of the services, they
were taken charge of by ladies of the
St. Marv's Guild, who carried them In
the long escort of friends, who ac'
eompanlcd tho body to Oak Hill ecmc
tcry for Interment. The tinal cere
monies where made, after which the
grave was beautifully decorated by the
St. Mary's Guild, In which the dc
ceased has been an active and con
sclentlous worker, and was the presl
dent of the society In her home city
Those to bear the casket to the last
long sleep, were chosen from her close
Our Fellow-citizen Scores the Emminent
Jurist In No Uncertain Tone.
The Lincoln Journal of this morning
contains iiulte a lengthy article from
the pen of Attorney A. L.TIdd of this
city on the congressional muddle, and
reviewing the situation could not re
sist the temptation to give Judge Jes
sen "a dig In the ribs" because he has
seen tit to come out for congress in
opposition to Mr. Pollard. Mr. Tldd
winds up Ids article as follows:
"Judge Paul Jensen's candidacy
based as It must be solely upon such
unscrupulous grounds, must necessar
ily place him in very bad light
before the people of the First
district. A common sense view
of his candidacy must be looked upon
as a clear case In which Jcssen Is play
ing Into the hands of the railroad ma
chine. Judge Paul Jesseu will you
answer thlsiuestlon? Have you. while
posing as anti-railroad and ami-cor
poration, during a portion at least of
your career as judge of the Second ju
dicial district of Nebraska accepted
passes or mileage from any of the rail
roads of Nebraska? Are not the rail
road machine politicians assisting and
supporting you now and at this time
In your candidacy?
"The writer does not Impute any
sinister motives tc Judge .lessen, on
the bench, but,, if lay citizen as well as
lawyer will orjly take the pains to read
the recorded opinions of the supreme
court of Nebraska In reversing numer
ous of his decisions, they must be con
vinced that his judgment of justice,
right, and law, Is not even such as
would commend him for any position
"Mr. Jessen, do you not know and
believe that one who occupies a high
position upon the bench, should re
frain from continuously and Inces
santly aspiring for some political job,
and meddling actively in what is uni
versally called ward politics?
"Your attitude at this time Is
pigmy, beside the big-hearted attitude
of Congressman Pollard, who four
years ago withdrew as a candidate for
governor, and loyally supported you
for that position In the republican
state convention, as all will remember.
"The whole discussion and agitation
of Mr. Pollard's acceptance of his sal
ary, seems to the w riter, to be purely
splenic, and the unscrupulous method
of his political enemies."
Favorable to the Farmer.
There is certainly no occasion for
grumbling among the, farmers of Cass
county this year. They have been
blessed with rains just at the proper
time and the corn shoots an Inch or
two every day and night heavenward,
ind In many tlelds It Is almost as tail
as It ever will be and promises a heavy
yield -all the way from .V) to ",' bush
els per acre. The wheat and oats
harvest arc nearly over.andwhcat will
average from X to ."o bushels per acre,
while oats will do nearly as well.
tere will be no famine In good old
Cass county this year, and for several
years to come, even If we should be
blessed with only a half crop at this
time. The farmer rejoices, the mer
chant rejoices, ami we can all raise
our eyes heavenward and"Thank God,
from whom all blessings How "
Havelock Shops Busy.
The 10 hour per week order did not
last long in Havelock, only about four
days, when It was Increased to l anil
the chances arc now good for a return
to full time at an early date. The de
mands on the shop arc too great to
admit of short time long. They now
have 2." or .10 engines undergoing re
pairs and others waiting their turn
This fact, backed by the urgent need
of locomotives to move the fall crops,
will soon mean rush orders and per
haps overtime to meet the demand
The Havelock shop Is one of the
busiest and most Important of the
Hurlington system and Is never Idle
nor short of work .Havelock Messen
Judge Field May Yet Be Induced to Enter
the Race for Congress.
Iievelopuients In the Pollard case
have caused many to wonder what the
Lancaster delegation to the Auburn
convention will do after the llrst
ballot Is taken, says the Lincoln Jour
nal. Many argue that they will vote
for Pollard on the tlrst ballot, and
after having done that many of them
will argue that they have carried out
instructions and that they are not
bound to do more. The delegation was
not selected by Mr. Pollard, ami there
are many men on the delegation who
originally were Holmes men.
Predictions, evidently from an In
spired source, have been made that
some delegates from this county will
vote for l'ollard once, and t lint having
('one that they will switch to other
candidates. It Is not certain that
they will go to Jcssen, according to
current gossip, and the light on Pollard
may not result In the nomination of
While no move is being made In be
half of Judge Field, and while he has
steadfastly refused to become a candi
date, even before the Lancaster con
vention met, many politicians arc us
ing his name and he Is said to have
more friends In the outside counties
of the district than any Lancaster
"Jf Judge Field had announced his
candidacy one month ago," says a
prominent politician. "I believe he
would have won."
Another politician whose knowledge
of affairs in the First dist rict Is ex
haust ive, says that J udgc Field stands
high In every county In the district,
and that lie would have won when
Pollard was nominated if he had gone
to the convention backed by Lancaster
county and an avowed candidate in
advance of the county convent ion.
Pollard Gloomy and Dejected.
The following is taken from n spe
cial from Nehawka. the. home of Mr.
Pollard, which appeared In the Omaha
World-llearld of this morning:
Gloomy and dejected Congressman
E. M. Pollard has surveyed with fore
boding the sad wreck of his political
future. Following the salary grab
bing expose, words of censure have
reached Pollard. Criticism has been
severe and mostly from the followers
who knew him In the days of his state
"The tendency of politicians Is to
substitute the penal code for their
consciences," said a supporter of Pol
lard yesterday. "We hoped for some
thing better from Pollard."
Pollard, to his close friends, hasat
tempted to defend his course by as
serting that his election certificate
was dated Marcii 4. He lias been
pointedly Informed that this was an
error which he should have corrected.
After the Lancaster county conven
tion Pollard was distended w ith pride.
IJc declared that he would be a candi
date for the I 'nited States senate In
1!H), and unfolded the plans whereby
he would unhorse P.urkett and gain
Much of his grief he charges up to
Sheldon. The latter was the chair
man of the Cass county delegation in
the Falls City convention. Sheldon's
friends urged him to take the nomina
tion himself, but the loyal partisan re-
lained truo to his kinsman. Outside
counties urged him to accept the call
f the party, and he still refused.
Pollard heard the rumors and became
suspicious. He setawatcli on Shel
don. Then he sent two votes to
Judge Ne:il, Holmes cast his vote to
Pollard and then Pollard withdrew
the votes loaned to Neal.
Pollard pledged the other live conn-
ties that he would not make a Lan
caster man. It is charged that he
a!so was a party ti the agreement not
to accept a nomination by Laneastei
votes. This agreement was entered
nto by six of the outside counties In
order to keep theprl.e from Lancas
ter. lllswlthdraw.il of the votes to
Neal was a tacit breaking of his word,
it is charged, and the outside counties
have been anxious to settle the score.
Now the live outside counties have
nlnty-one votes, Lancaster has tlfty
six and Cass twenty-six. It takes
eighty-seven to nominate. Pollard
has Cass and Lancaster and a record
that will be hard to defend should he
get the nomination.
Fearing thcstlng'of defeat the an
nouncement of Judge Jcssen 's candi
dacy has caused dismay among his
supporters. Word comes from Lan
caster that some of the delegates will
rebel. In Cass tho delegates are In n
mood to oppose Sheldon, the more
popular of the two Cass county aspirants.
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