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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1906)
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To tlirir sad lieriH i)il r ier In,
I woihIit It I vhoiild ximf day
tip vanished for tli in?
may be dear to
Even a cheap man
Are stolen melons, like stolen kisses,
Self-interest has shattered many a
man's lofty ideals.
When an optimist gets the worst of
It he makes the best of it.
Nature would be ashamed to try to
imitate some brands of art.
However, the short-change roan isn't
necessarily short of change.
Only the honest grafter con fines his
operations to trees and shrubs.
Some people pray as if they thought
the Lord reeded their service.
It's pretty hard to be dishonest and
good natured at the same time.
It isn't the cost cf llviDg that
worries the man behind the bars.
Money doesn't grow on trees, but
much of it is obtained by grafting.
Any man who imitates others ad
mits that he isn't an original success.
Men and women should look during
courtship and overlook after marriage
What a man is and what he might
be are as different as day and night.
What a lot of stitches men drop
when thev attempt to mend their
Tberearemen who everytime they
encounter a sight draft envy the
H'b time to cross your fingers when
you hear a man boasting of his good
Of making books there is no end
otherwise there would be fewer race
It is hard for the man who enjoys
three square meals a day to pose as a
Charity should al waysbegin at home,
but there's no law compelling it to
Many a woman who doesn't know
hn.r own mind cives her husband a
piece of it.
How scornfully a woman in an
automobile can look at another woman
In a buggy!
Flattsmouth should have something
doing on Labor day two weeks from
The world is cruel. Instead of sym-
Dathizinz with a jealous woman, it
laughs at her.
The wise young man keeps both
eyes on the small boy with whose big
sister he wants to face the parson
Perhaps you may have noticed that
when people promise you big things
they always qualify them with
It is said a man who can be worked
by one woman can be worked by them
all. Same wav with a church. If
one fakir can work it, any fakir can.
Somehow it gives a man a feeling
that there lias been a conspiracy
against him to hear of a piece of gos
sip after It has iloated around among
Ills friends for a week.
Bill had a billboard. Bill also had a
board bill. The board bill bored Bill
so that Bill sold the billboard to pay
his board bill. So after Bill sold his
billboard to Dav his board bill the
board bill no longer bored Bill
One hundred years ago today, with
wilderness here, with powder In his
gun, the man went out and got the
deer. But now the thing is somewhat
changed, and on another plan, with
powder on her checks, the deer goes
out and gets the man
It has come to light that not many
moons ago a young man in this city
advertised in the Omaha World-Hcr
aid for a wife, and his sister answered
the advertisement, and now the par
cuts are saying that, it is hard to have
two darned fools in one family.
A new story relates that a hoy
this city, who said at breakfast
other morning, that he knew
name of the beau sister had In the
Darlor last night. It was "George
1) cnt." He has heard her call
"George, Dont," a dozen times.
A croud young father of this city
telegraphed the news of his new re
snnnslbllitv to his brother In this
fashion the other day: "A handsome
boy has come to my home and claims
to be your nephew. We are doing ou
best to give him a proper welcome
The brother, however, failed to see
t.hfl nuinfc and reolled: "I have not
got a nephew. The young man Is
Thrilling Escape from Injury.
Through a card to the Journal we
are apprised of a thrilling experience,
and a fortunate escare from serious in
jury if not death, of a riattsmouth
boy, Harmon J. Cline, who is employ
ed in the Paxton Verllne Iron Works
The accident occurred Tuesday even
eg while Harmon was engaged in re
placing a belt upon a fly wheel. Ashe
was tending over working with the
belt, his jacket caught on the tly wheel
and be was almost dragged into the
wheel before his jacket was torn i ff,
and he thus escaped from the perilous
position. A severely sprained arm,
that will necessitate a lay off of a few
days, and a bad scare, was the only in
juries resulting from the mishap.
CALLED TO HER LAST SLEEP
Mrs. W, H. Shepherd, One of the Pioneer
Settlers of Cass County. Passes Away.
AT HER HOME IN DENVER, COLORADO
Resided Near this City for Crer Thirty Years
FLr.eral Held Sunday.
Jessen Did Not Withdraw, But His Name
Was Not Mentioned In Contention.
A special from Auburn, under date
of Friday, says: "E. M. Pollard was
renominated as congressman from the
First district of Nebraska by acclama
tion. There was no opposition to him
in the convention and the motion of
E. C. Strode of Lancaster county to
make his nomination unanimous un
der suspension of the rules carried
without controversy. Mr. Pollard in
addressing the delegates briefly thank
ed them for the honor and their 'mag
"During the day the Jessen men
were active at times and some effort
was made to secure an opening into
the Pollard strength. This was unsuc
cessful and was abandoned soon after
attempted. It had been the under
standing at the Otoe county conven
tion that Judge Jessen was to abandon
his efforts to secure the nomination
then but he made no formal with
drawal and gave out no release of his
"The convention lasted but three'
quarters of an hour. Chairman Tee'
garden called it to order a few min
utes after 8 o'clock when Secretary
Clapn read the call. Robert Cain of
Richardson was made temporary chair
man and G. E. Tobey and T. II. Pratt
secretary and assistant secretary."
Judge Sullivan of this city placed
ollard in nomination. After which
the chairman asked if there was any
other nomination. After a pause of
several moments, Mr. E. C. Strode
moved that Pollard's nomination be
made unanimous, which wasdone.wlth
but very little enthusiasm. The con
gressman expressed his gratitude in a
short speech, in which he upheld the
present administration in "stand-pat"
Idea on protection and everything else
that is republican of the graft order.
The short duration of the conven
tion was a true indication that the as
sembled delegates were not In sym
pathy with the Jl.uoo salary grab
which Congressman Pollard stands
charged with appropriating to his
own use. And as a result of the seri
ous charge against him, the coldness
of the convention is attributed.
The convention gave to Mr. Pollard
the power to name the chairman and
secretary of the congressional committee.
The members of the committee are
Richardson-J. II. Wilhite.
Lancaster A. A. Hyers.
Pawnee W. T. Johnson.
Otoe Frank McCartney.
Nemaha-II. R. Howe.
Johnson R. F. Reynolds.
Cass C. D. Clapp.
The sad Intelligence of the death of
one of Cass county's early pioneer set
tlers at her home In Denver ou last
Thursday, was received by the Journal
last evening, and it is with regret that
we have to record the demise of an
other from the ever decreasing num
ber of pioneers.
The deceased, Mrs. W. H. Shepherd,
was afflicted with an abcess over the
left eye, and from this declined about
two weeks ago Into pneumonia and
then brain trouble. At different times
during her sickness the patient rallied
and hopes were entertained for her re
covery, but on Thursday the mysteri
ous angel of death hovered near and
ere the sun bad set, embraced another
in the Innumerable throng of the silent
The remains of the deceased arrived
in the city Saturday, to be laid to
rest by the side of her husband, who
preceded ber about fifteen years ago
and their daughter, Nellie, who passed
away five years ago In Denver, where
they had removed two years before for
her health. The Shepherd family re
sided in this county over thirty years,
occupying the farm adjoining the
Cummins place, two miles west of this
city, and have many friends, who will
regret to learn of her sudden death.
Eliza Henkley Shepherd was reared
in western Iowa, near this city, and
after her marriage to W. H. Shepherd
resided for several yearsin Rock Bluffs,
which at the time wasa thriving little
village. The children are Jacob H.,
who resided with his mother In Den
ver; II. D., of Camp Verdie, Ariz.;
Varney, of Alliance, Neb., and Mrs.
T.E. Williams, of Renfrow, Okla. All
of whom accompanied the remains to
The remains of the late Mrs. Eliza
Hlnkley Shepherd, escorted by many
old friends and her grief stricken chil
dren were conveyed Sunday after
noon at three o'clock from the under
taking establishment of Michael Hi Id
to the Horning cemetery, where the
last sad rftes were pronounced by Rev.
J. E. Houlgate, and interment then
made beside the husband and daugh
ter, who have preceded her to the land
of eternal rest.
Accident at Louisville.
Last Thursday morning Mrs. David
Line met with an accident of a very
serious nature. She was preparing
the morning meal and had gone tq the
cupboard to set the table when she
was taken with a fainting spell and
fell, her head coming in contact with
the stove, fracturing her skull Just
over the left eye. Mr. Line had gone
to the cave and there was no one in
the room at the time except her little
grandson, when Mr. Line returned he
was horrified to f.nd his wife lying un
conscious on the Moor. After repeated
effort to restore her tho neighbors
were sent for and a physician was sum
moned. She was taken to Lincoln at
once to a hospital where an operation
was performed to raise the tractured
skull from pressing on the brain and at
last reports she had regained consci
ousness and was doing nicely. Mrs.
Line is an aged lady but it is thought
she will recover unless brain fever
should set in. Louisville Courier.
iikii iiatcncrifs at Smith ImwI. Kula-
tlves state that she was with deceased
at Kansas City.
ii. w. Jiyers, rather of deceased, is
well Anil f:ivnrntilu Lnu.n 1 1 ....... .1
iM.ii il urn... in ii ii mwh mu. iikiiuui
OHier rillismuuin Ullttil, n. n. njlilS, the state. He was twice sheriff of Cass
county, was later a member of the
slate senate and was warden of the
penitentiary during a portion of Gov-
cmor Thayer s term. He also served
EATH DUE TO SPECULATION IN GRAIN for chief of police or
i laitsmoutii ami has always beer)
prominent in Grand Army circles.
A. A. livers reCel veil a tflek;ram Sun-
WaS Reared In This City, Where He Has May noon teiiing (.r ti,c tragedy and
eft for Kansas City last night. The
remains will ho brought to Halts-
Brought Here For Blirial. mouth ror Interment. Postmaster
iiyers nan not nraru rrom his limitier
in a message received In this city sl"lt last December, at which time he
unday the Intelligence of the sad w " Kansas City anil was apparent-
SHORT OF MOTIVE POWER
Present Rush of Business Has Tested the
The Lurlington is now short of mo
tive power, although this condition Is
expected to be relieved In the near fu
ture when a number of new freight
pullers will be received, says the Lin
coin Journal. Several times during
the past week trains have been he'd
from a few minutes to more than an
hour for motive power at Lincoln
Local trains are not sent out until the
through and fast freight business is
moved, and the lack of motive power
has at times held locals here for a con
Recently the Burlington ordered ttf
ty engines, large and powerful, and an
Improvement even on the standard
freight engine with this road, being
much heavier. The lines west of the
river will get a large number of these,
and quite a few are expected to be sta
tloned at Lincoln.
liecause of the many lines running
out of Lincoln this division is said to
gft along with a less number of m
gines in proportion to the tonnage
moved than any other division on the
system. Engines run out of Lincoln
for Omaha, Pacific Junction, Hastings
or Ravenna are back In a few hours,
and the constant arrival of tralnsglves
the motive power department an op
portunity In ordinary times and with
the usual suddIv of encines to fill all
orders for engines.
Former Cast Countian Honored.
In reading overthelistof candidates
in Sunday's World-Herald, nominated
at the democratic county convention,
we noticed that Frank Doud, a former
Cass county boy, has been nominated
for representative In the lower house
of the legislature by the democrats of
Furnas county. Frank was reared In
Cass county, and his father for many
years occupied the Elkcnbcrry place,
near tho Cummins farm, southwest of
town. The Journal, while not ac
qualntedwith Mr. Doud, extendscon
gratulatlons, and hopes he will he
elected by a good round majority. It
Is hard to keep Cass county boy's
down, no matter where they choose to
make their home.
Berge at Weeping Water.
A special from Weeping Water, ua
der date of yesterday says: "The con
tinned pleasant weather has brought
Increasing crowds to the reunion and
as the attendance increases, the inter
est grows. Mayor Dahlman spoke this
morning and this afternoon the Hon.
G. W. Rcrge gave an excellent talk on
"Character and Principle."
tho local mtrcbantt.
for Ml0 by
Lyman Richardson Dead.
Lyman Richardson, a pioneer citizen
and publisher of Omaha, and partown
er of theOmaha Herald from liti until
l", died Wednesday at his home In
Mr. Richardson was born seventy
two years ago at Pontlac, Mich., and
was the son of O. I). Richardson, later
lieutenant governor of his state. The
elder Richardson came to Nebraska in
1854 to prepare a home for his family,
who followed In IS,".. Lyman Rich
ardson was the first registrar of Doug
las county and the first assessor of the
city of Omaha. He early showed
marked business ability and in l
became one of the managing members
of the company of which Dr. Miller
was president and which built the
He was employed in various public
and private capacities in Omaha until
the civil war, when he entered the
union army in tho First Nebraska in
fantry in July, IHtij, with a licuten
ant's commission. He fought In many
of the heavy battles along tho Missi
slppl river and was for a long time on
the staff of General Fred Steele In the
Department of Arkansas, with head
quarters at Little Rock. 1 le was pro
moted to the grade of captain and was
a member of the Loyal Legion, hut
was so modest he always protested
against being called captain.
Complimentary to a Plattsmouth Boy
The Lincoln Journal of this morn
Ing, commenting on the return of the
Nebraska troops from Fort Riley
Kansas, says this of our "Hilly" Ram
scy: "Company F. Second regiment
Lincoln, under its new commander
Captain William C. Ramsey, received
favorable comments and bids fair to
take as important position in the
guard as did the old Llnclon Light In
fantry." The Journal as well as "P.ll
ly'B" many friends, extend heartiest
congratulations to Captain Ramsey
Divorce Record in the Metropolis
The divorce record in Omaha shows
that more divorces are granted In that
city than marriages. This denotes
peaceful state of affairs, when such a
record can be shown. Hasty marriages
nine times out of ten result In mlS'
mating, and that means sooner or later
divorce. The divorce record of Doug
las county indicates that on an aver
age one mismated pair Is legally separ
ated every day. Since the beginning
of the May term of court, only three
months ago, there have been granted
an even hundred divorces. While com
parlson with several years hack Indi
catesthat divorce is steadily on th
Increase, the average has been about
the same for the past few months.
During the past term twenty-nine
divorces were granted by Judge Ken
nedy, thirty-seven by Judge Day
There are as many more cases pending,
A Bold Holdup.
A bold holdup is reported In an ltal
Ian railroad camp near South Hen
one night last week, n is said iwo
masked men entered the sleeping tent
with drawn revolvers anil relieved the
laborers of everything of value they
possessed, amounting to about
They then made their escape through
the timber.- Louisville Courier.
AKES HIS OWN LIFE
Commits Suicide In Kansas City, Mo.
Many Friends Remains Will he
loath of a former I'liittsinouth cltl-
en, William II. Hyers, in KansnsCity,
Mo., was conveyed to his father, R.W.
lyers, and other relatives In thlsclty.
The father departed Sunday after
noon for Kansas City to bring the re
mains to this city fur burial. The de
ceased was born and reared to man-
ood In this city, where he lias many
friends who will be shocked to learn
that he took his own life.
A special from Kansas City under
date of August 12 says: "W. H. Hy
ers, whose dead body was found In a
field here Saturday afternoon and who
was reported from papers found in his
pocket to have been a resident of St.
'aul, was secretary of the national
oard of trade of Kansas City. His
suicide is said to have been due to fi
nancial dltllcultles. Saturday after
noon about two hours before his body
was found, Hyers called by telephone
director of the national board of
trade and told him that he was short
Jlo.OOO In his accounts. It was not
thought at the time that Hyers In
tended doing himself harm, iind even
after the body was found no one for a
long time suspected that It was of
the secretary. Hyers was well known
n St. Paul. Expert accounting along
the line of grain business was his spe
cialty. He came to Kansas City about
fifteen months ago, and seven months
ago was made secretary of the na
tlonal board. Hyers lost the money
speculating in grain."
A wife, a father, R. W. Hyers, of
this city, a brother, A. A. Iiyers, and
two sisters, Mrs. Rerta Davles of
Hutte, Neb., and Mrs. Rose Williams
of Spokane, Wash., are the near rela
tlves, who survive his demise.
ly doing well.
The republicans of the First con
gressional district have declared In
favor of larceny in two places.
Congressman Pollard drew twothoiis
and dollars from the national treasury
in payment of salary which he had not
earned. The republicans of that dis
trict endorsed the larceny by giving
Pollard a nomination for another
The convention endorsed larceny
when It declared In favor of making
no deviation from the principal of a
protective tariff, under the workings
of which the tariff barons have prac
ticed legalized larceny from private
citizens and from the national govern
ment. Having knowledge of the disposition
of the average republican in the First
district, it Is fair to prophecy that
Pollard and the other two kinds of
larcenv will be endorsed at the polls.
William H. Hyers, son of R. W. Hy
ers, of riattsmoutn. and brother or
Postmaster A. A. Hyers, of Havelock,
committed suicide by shooting himself
through the heart In a pasture on the
outskirts of Kansas City at o'clock
Saturday afternoon. Later Informa'
Hon from Kansas City Is to the effect
that Hyers was apparently In the last
stages of consumption says the Lincoln
News. He had evidently considered
the act several times before taking his
life as he was seen in the vicinity for
live hours before shooting himself. It
was not ascertained who he was for
some time after the body was found
the only means of identification being
a Knights of Pythias' membership card
bearing his name, and Issued by St
Paul lodge No. 2. Resides this he had
tn.04 and a bunch of keys in his pocket.
Later It was discovered that Hyers
was the secretary of the national
board of trade of Kansas City and that
his suicide was probably due to tlnan
clal dltllcultles. About two hours be
fore the discovery of his body, Hyers
had called up one of the directors of
the board and Informed him that he
was short about flo.ooo In his ac.
counts. It was not thought at the
time that he Intended doing himself
any harm and even after the discovery
of the ixnly it was ?. long time before
anybody suspected that It was that of
Will Iiyers wasa native of Nebras
ka, having been horn In Plattsmouth
about thirty-live years ago. He was a
man of unusual attainments in the
clcrcial and accounting line and prior
to leaving Plattsmouth about nine
years ago, held various positions In the
county offices there. He first went ti
Don Despalu as a Politician.
special from Lincoln contains the
following: "Don Dcsiialn. chief clerk
n the office of the labor commissioner,
has made scarcely any Dretenso of
working In the labor office. He has
divided Ills time between the llrown
headquarters In the F. and M. build-
ng, where tho press bureau Is located,
and the attorney general's olllce, where
he constantly pulses the llrown cam
paign. Deputy Attorney General
Rose lias devoted almost his whole
time to boosting Itrown through the
aid of press notices.
"The desk of Dcspaln looks like the
"hang-out" of an exchange editor.
He compiles the Krown clippings and
writes complimentary letters to the
editors who have ex pressed themselves
"Despalnhas not returned his an
nuals. He travelH on a liurllngton
pass and also holds a Northwestern
annual, It Is stated. He made a trip
to York county, posted notices of
llrown meetings and Hashed free trans
portion. His case has never been
alluded to by tl'e Itrown organs who
"The state has Indirectly paid for
the llrown campaign, It Is said. Tho
state pays for the time of the officials
named and has received no service In
return for months.
'The llrown followers are credited
with "putting up" the job that led to
the denunciation of Rosewatcr by the
Epworth leaguers. They also started
the tax agitation against Omaha."
Don Despaln Is a renegade democrat
and his father was also a democrat
previous to about four years ago when
the democrats refused to nominate
him for councilman in the first ward
of this city. Republicans evidently
favor renegade democrats to those of
life-long republicans for office-holders.
Bought a Half Section.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kell returned
Saturday from a t rip to Jerauld coun
ty, S. D., where they went a week or
ten days ago to look at the country,
and where several weeks ago t'nele
Peter took an option on a tract of
land, and where be purchased on this
trip a half section. The land is lo
cated seven miles south of Alphena,
the county seat, and both Mr. and
Mrs. Kell are well pleased with their
purchase. This looks like our friend
Intended, sooner or later to leave Cass
county, but the Journal hopes not.
Galusha Killed It.
Under existing conditions It looks
ridiculous to go to thefurthercxpen.se
of advertising that constitutional
amendment. It will cost several
thousand dollars to pay the printers.
several thousand dollars more to print
the ballots and canvass the votes and a
very few dollars to Induce the court to
declare that the amendment was not
submitted according to law If the vote
should appear to be favorable. The
thing is dead. Galusha killed It.
Another Heavy Yield of Wheat.
Here is a wheat story that caps the
climax, but it is nevertheless true.
Young Scxon who lives on the Freeman
farm, near I'nlon, realized the neat
little sum of $'. oil of twenty-two
acres of wheat, which was threshed
and marketed a few days ago. There
is no use to ask anyone to beat this,
because we know they can't do so.
Kansas City, where he held responsible
places for a while and went from there To Play Haskell Indians
to St. Paul, where he became known The arrangements have been com
as an expert accountant, making a plcted by the Red Sox to play the Has
sneelaltv of the irraln,'iuslness. kell Indians, of that institution in
About fifteen montl jago he return- Lawrence, Kan. The team is now
ed to Kansas City anMieven months touring western Nebraska, where they
ago was made secretary jf the national have been playing fast ball their
board. His uncontrollable passion for average not exceeding four scores to
speculation wag the cause of his down- each side In the games played thus far.
fall and death and had on more than This contest will no doubt make the
one occasion cot Mm into u nicu tv. bovs work al l ie time, out tnose wno
The sum which represented his short- have witnessed their playing this sea-
age with the board had been lost In son know that they will be equal to the
speculating on grain. He was a mar- emergency. The game will lc held on
rlcdman, his wife being the former Friday, August 24, and everyone who
wife of Mart O'Hrlen, who was for a desires to witness some fast bail play-
number of years superintendent of the I Ing should not fall to attend.
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