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PLATTSMOUTII, NEMJASKA THURSDAY, SIM' VVM Wl d, l'lOG.
LABOR DAY IN -.
The Burlington Shops Virtual! Closed, but
Few Employes Remaining on Duty.
NOT MATtONAL HOLIDAY, AS THOUGHT
Many Close Their Places of Business' at
Neon, While Others Remain
Open all Day.
Labor Day was fairly well observed
in riattsmouth. The Burlington shops
were virtually closed tbe entire day,
only a very few employes remaining
on duty to look after matters that
were really, necessary.; The principal
business houses closed at the noon
hour, while a few keptopen the entire
day. The court house ofllces were
closed, most of the day, as were the
banks and the postofllce.
A discussion arose yesterdry morn
ing as to the day being a national or
legal holiday. In this state, Jt Is made
so by an act of the legislature. It is
not aj national holiday howeyej, as
many Jwould; have 'it,-, though ifi laob
served as a legal holiday in all the
states and territories except Nevada
and North Dakota." In Louisiana, 1t
Is observed ftQTjflcans' parish,', and in
Wyoming it is made a holiday by
proclamation of the governor. I
Legally, there is no such tiling as a
national holiday not even the Fourth
of July. Congress has repeatedly re
fused to pass any act purporting to
make a legal holiday. It however,
made Labor Day a legal holiday In the
District of Columbia, over which the
constitution gives congress exclusive
jurisdiction, but there its power is
ended. , !
In the conduct of the public busi
ness the government observes no legal
holiday except Sunday, and in the
postal service Sunday is not a full
holiday where tb.e convenience of the
public requires that postotlices be kept
open for, a longer or shorter time on
that day. The government simply
recognizes the holidays generally ob
served, and releases its employes from
all work not absolutely essential. On
Christmas, New Year's Day and the
Fourth of July all work not essential
is suspended, while in the postollice
the hours are cut to a minimum. The
Fourth of July and Memorial Day are
national holidays in the sense that
they are universally and patriotically
observed, but they arc not such by act
While, considerable comment was
made upon those who refused, or
.....rather, .did. not close up yesterday a
part of the day and give their em
ployes at least a part of the day, It
can readily bo seen the matter was
" simply optlonary with them. They
had a perfect right to do so if they so
desired. Yet, at the same time, they
are viewed by some as taking advan
tage of those competitors who felt It
their duty to give up at least a half
day In honor of Labor Day.
Origin of the Postage Stamp.
Quite recently there has been more
or less discussion as to the origin of
J the postage stamp.
Perhaps the most authentic story is
that which comes from, the I'ostoftlce
department at Washington.
It appears that about slxty-tlve
years ago Rowland Hill was traveling
through one of the northern districts
.. of England and for. a time was sojourn
lag at an Inn.wher'c the postman came
with a letter for a young daughter of
the Innkeeper. The young miss turned
the letter over and over in her hand
and after examining the envelope
" minutely Inquired the price of the
postage, which was a shilling. She
sighed sadly and returned the letter
to the Dostman, saying that It was
from her brother, but that she had no
Mr. Hill was an onlooker and was
touched with pity. He paid the post
age and his action seemed to cm
, bairass the girl. When the postman
had gone . she stated to Mr. Hill that
j some signs marked on. the envelope
t;' conveyed to her all she wanted to
know and that as! a fact there was no
writing inclosed. In extenuation she
k... "said that she and Jicr brother had con
i r.XVived ',a wdcsvstem'..tl jcommunlcat
,-:!'. In, as neither of - them were able to
'W post charges:' '" ' "
.tfvtv-Mr. Hill thought ot tbeionultsof a
- system which raadc suoh frauds possl
. , , bit. . Refold . another vda . he had
'-planned &' postal y8tin't!rxn thi
present bas!.-mrpei'i weekly.
: A Sensible Thing.
About the most sensible tiling that
we have noted in educational lines re
cently is tha( young women attending
the Peru normal may wash dishes and
cook their breakfast, and get credit
for their work upon their certificates.
We. really have more need of good
cooks and people who know how to
wash dishes than we have for Greek
scholars. However, we still insist
that mother's kitchen is the best place
for a girl to get the rudiments of an
education In this department fifi sci
ence. THE ELECTION7 THIR-
TY-SIX YEARS AGO
Hon. Lawson Sheldon, Father of Present
Republican Candidate for Governor'
ELECTED STATE SENATOR FROM CASS
Nominated by Democrats and Elected by
Them, Assisted by Bolting Republicans,''
In talking of the sudden death of
Uon.T Edward Kosewater, yesterday!
...Itt,' I, IX iu' " . ri..'. 4
mouth, Ji related several Incidents
that occurred In the ,' political tystory
of Cass county that probably" has been
forgotten by maDj; ,of, the plderjresl
dents and .not known, by those wo
have later settled In Cass county.""
The late Edward Itosewater came
into prominence as a politician in 1870,
when he was a member of the Nebras
ka legislature. The same year Hon.
James Patterson, deceased, was also
elected a member of the house of rep
rcsentati ves from Cass county. At the
same time these gentlemen were elect
ed I Inn. Lawson Sheldon, deceased,
father of the present republican can
didate for governor, was elected to the
senate from Cass county. Samuel W.
Kh kpatrlck, long since deceased, and
father of E. A. Kirkpatrlck, who still
lives at Nchawka, was the regular re
publican candidate for senator that
year, and the democratic convention
nominated the late Mr. Sheldon. The
county was ovcrwhelmnlngly republi
can, but Mr. Sheldon was triumphant
ly elected by the votes of democrats
and bolting republicans. Mr. Sheldon
served with distinction, but there are
many pioneer republicans yet residents
of Cass county, who have not forgot
ten this Incident and perhaps never
The death of Mr. Rusewater was a
reminder of the exciting Incidents that
occurred in the campaign 3fi years ago.
All the names mentioned In this arti
cle are now dead, but their many good
deeds during life still live in the mem
ories of those who knew them well.
Conference In PlatUniouth.
The ministerial conference of the
German Synod of the Nebraska dis
trict lias its annual session in the St.
Paul's church In riattsmouth. Of
the twenty-two ministers of the dis
trict twenty are present, who are en
joying tlic tincst hospitality of the
congregation and its honorable pastor,
Rev. and Mrs. F. Langhorst and feels
itself under obligations to them.
The morning session was opened by
the president, Rev. J. Ramser, of
Gladstone, Neb. Two essays were
read by Rev. G. R. Kauzler of Milford,
Neb., and Rev. Geo. Duensing.of Syra
cuse, Neb. Roth essays led to an in
The afternoon session opened at 2
o'clock. Rev. J. Abele of Cook, Neb.,
read a. yery Interesting essay, and
throughout convinced the conference
that be thoroughly mastered his sub
ject In all Its details and gave a cause
of a very Important debate.
This evening the conference will be
closed with a service In the St. Paul's
church at 8 o'clock, after which many
of the ministers will depart for their
homes, but all feel grateful for the
kind hospitality extended, hoping to
come again some time In the future
and wishing all G d speed.
The Miesee Gering Entertain.
The Misses Earbara and Mia Gering
entertained a number of their lady
friends at a 4 o'clock luncheon Tues
day afternoon at their palatial home,
on North Sixth street, where ".W
was chief amusement. It Is unneces
sary to remark that the, guests were
elegantly entertained, as all who know
their excellent qualities in this direc
tion, can attest.
. Suit to Quiet Title.
A case entitled Wm. H.Carleton vs.
Mn Maria Hull was filed In the ofllce
ot tbe district clerk today, being a tax
foreclosure suit to quiet title to lots 1,
2 and ft, block 172 In the city of Piatt
YOUNG COUPLE FROM OMAHA
Their Actions Become Suspicious and They
. 6tt Married to Allay all Such. !
DENY REGISTERING AS MAN AND WIFE
.. ., , l , i ) : ,' '
Judge Travis Issues the Necessary Permit
L.; . and then Ties the Knot.
A young couple arrived In this city
Friday evening, and it is claimed they
registered at one of the hotels as hus
band and wife, giving. Omaha as their
place of residence,4 They are nice ap
pearing young people, and the lady
has relatives living here. It is also
said that their actions aroused the
suspicions of Chief of Police Fitzger
ald, and after an interview with the
young man, and In order perhaps to
allay the suspicions of the chief, the;
decided the proper action : to take
would be to get married -which prob
ably was their Intention In coming to
this pit, 'f ;
In accordance wit h this resolve, Ihey
sent for Judge Travist. who had closed
his pnic anrt Rone homer; The Jjjdge
'sftonarrivedgave'them the proper
credentials, and then said t he words
"that made tbern one and'frisepa.fable,
and they left the county Judge's office
apparently as happy as any other
newly married couple. .
While the actions of the couple may
have appeared a little strange to
Chief Fitzgerald, they seemed to be
innocent of any wrong-doing. The
names on the hotel register appear as
"Mr. and Mrs. D. U. Sleighter,
Omaha," while the marriage license
reads "John McCary and Minnie
Weber, Omaha." So, as it would ap
pear, someone Is mistaken, as the
bride claims she knew nothing about
being registered at the hotel, and the
young man claims that he did not
register at all. Consequently, all the
doubts In the transaction should be in
favor of the newly-made husband and
CANNED FRUIT TAKES A FALL
A Remarkable Co-Incident, In Which Two
Wives Lose Their Season's Work.
The following is taken from the Lou
isville Courier of last Friday:
"Mrs. Harry Grecue declares she
does not harbor a black cat, hut says
she has the hardest streak of luck of
late that could possible fall to the lot
of anyone. She had labored early and
late and had succeeded in putting up
n glass jars close to a hundred quarts
of delicious fruit of which she took
great pride. It was stored away nice
ly on a shelf in the cellar. Imagine if
you can her consternation when she
went Into the cellar a few mornings
ago to find that the shelf on which the
fruit was stored had given away under
its heavy load and that more than
seventy of the jars were broken. It
was a loss that could not be replaced
as the berry season has passed. Mrs.
Greene surely Is entitled to sympathy.
A Similar Accident.
The following special from Farming-
ton, Maine, under date of September
"After working all season over a hot
cook stove, "putting up" each berry
In its season, Mrs. Josephus White, of
Farmlngton, proudly surveyed her
ninety odd jars of preserved fruits and
called her husband to accompany her
down cellar to see how nice her shelves
of things looked. Telling him all the
way down cellar how she had risen
with the lark In the morning to dis
pose of household routine, so that she
might get to berrying the lirst part of
the day, which is the coolest time for
such work, she proudly pointed toward
the reward (if her labors on the over
loaded shelf. Just then an omninous
cracking was heard and before they
could think what was happening, the
shelf and all its contents fell with a
crash to the cemented lloor, the sticky
sweet Juice Howlng about her foot.
( ne agonl.ed look at her husband and
the lloor and the poor woman sank in
a dismal heap on the lower stair and
sobbed out her misery, while her big
Chas. Kngclkemeler, living six miles
northeast of Weeping Water, was in
the city today, and took his mothcr-lo-law,
Mrs. Joe Martin, home with him,
While here Mr. , Engelkemclcr called
and renewed his subscript loo to tbe
Journals . -:.:..,(:,. , j
Agent Pickettat Work.
"nee more the familiar face of llur
llugton Agent W. L. Picket t, Is seen
at his post of duty in the depot, after
an absence of several months, owing to
his severe sick spell. We understand
that several physicians, by whom Mr.
Pickett has been examined, have pro
nounced him In excellent health, and
fully able to take charge of the Eur
flngton freight and passenger business
at this place. Mr. Pickett has cer
tainly had a serious time for the past
few months, and his many friends In
riattsmouth will be pleased to see him
resume his duties at the depot.
LATE EDWARD ROSEWATER
Sketch otthe Career ot the Founder and
' Editor ot the Omaha Bee.
1 Mr. Rosewater's life has been an ac
tive one, and the greater part of that
activity has been spent in ( maha. For
some time after coming to Omaha he
was manager of the Western I'nlon
Telegraph company,' having followed
the telegraph profession before and
during the war. He was a military
telegrapher, and was a trusted tele
grapher on General Grant's staff.
I After leaving tho Western Union
company Mrttose water founded the
Omaha Ilea, a small afternoon paper.
lie developed the paper Into one of the
largest newspapers In the west. A few
years ago he gave over the active man
agement of the paper to his two sons,
ictor and Char.es Roscwatcr, he still
retainlnjrthe title of editor. He gave
considerable attention to politics and
was a candidate In PiOl for thcotllce of
United States senator, being defeated
by Senator Millard.
' Mr. Eosewater's life has been devot
ed largely to the upbuilding of Omaha
and Nebraska. Aside from his edi
torial etTorts, he has given largely of
his financial means to t he progress of
Omaha. He built and his newspaper
Occupies one of the largest and most
moderiily equipped newspaper build
ings in the west, the cost of which ex
ceeded one-half million dollars. This
building has been the pride of Mr.
Rosewater and he has not hesitated to
expend elTort and money to keep it In
its original state of preservation.
Edward Roscwatcr, founder and ed.
tor since 171 of the Omaha lice, was
horn at Rukovan, Rohcmla, in 1 M 1 1 .
He came to the I'nited States in JsCI
and began work as a telegraph opera
tor when eighteen years old. From
Mil to litf he was a member of the
United SI ates military telegraph corps
and in the latter year became manager
of the Pacilic. Telegraph company at
Omaha. He was at various times
member of the Nebraska legislature,
member of the republican national
committee, member of the advisory
board of the national committee, mum
bcrof the I'nited States mint com
mission and representative of the
United States to the universal postal
congress, of which he was vice presi
dent." He was the original promotor
of the trans-Mississippi exposition
held at Omaha In liw. He was a can
didate for the United St ates senate be
fore the recent republican state con
vention at Lincoln, Neb.
BIG LIVERY BARN BURNED
Eleven Head ot Horses Perish in Flames,
: ' Besides Buggies and Harness.
A special from Elm wood gives the
following particulars of the lire that
occurred at Murdock on Monday night:
"The little village of Murdock, lo
cated on the Rock Island, seven miles
northwest of Elmwood, was visited by
a tire a little before midnight last
night, the livery barn of O. W. (Mills
plo being totally destroyed, together
with most of the contents. Fifteen
head of horses were in the Lam, eleven
of which burned. Two more are so
badly Injured It Is thought they will
die. Of tho horses In the barn Mr.
Glllisplu owned six, A.J. McNamcra
two, a bridge gang working In the
county four, John Ruhge one, the ele
vator man one and a man from tho
country one. The buggies, carriages,
harness, three tons of hay, two loads
of oats.and other articles w ere burned.
Mr. Gllllsple had five hundred dollars
Insurance on the horses and equip
ment. The barn belonged to Mrs.
Sam Kltts. She had some Insurance.
Mrs. Kitts is very unfortunate as the
lost her residence and household
goods by tire last Christmas. Thero Is
no clue to the origin ot the tire, as the
barn was all abla.e when discovered.
Tho hotel. which stands near thftbarn,
caught several times, but the lire was
extinguished. Murdock has no water
works, system and jail Die xHIeni
oould. do wai to keep the fire . from
spreading to adjoining buildings." . .
MERCHANTS TO ORGANIZE
Nebraska Retailers to Meet at Fremont,
Neb., September 11-12.
REDUCED RATES ON THE RAILROADS
Informal Banquet to be Tendered Dele
gates Rousing Sessions are
We have noticed with much satis
faction the agitation over the slate
for a meeting of retail merchants of
Nebraska at Fremont on September
11 and 12 for the purposo of organizing
a state association along tJio lines of
association work In other states In the
From reports we are Inclined to be
lieve that the meeting will be one of
the most enthusiastic of the kind ever
held In any state in the Union, and
the indications are that several hun
dred retailers will bo present.
The sessions begin on September 11
at 2:30 o'clock In the afternoon and
will continue until, Wednesday after
noon, September 12.. On the evening
of September 11 an Informal banquet
will be tendered the retailers In the
Masonic hall, tinder the auspices of
the Fremont Commercial club. A
good program has been arranged for
the meeting on that evening. Mayor
Wolt.z of Fremont will deliver a short
address of welcome. Secretary Han
son of the. Commercial cluli will pre
side as toastmaster and a number of
Interesting toasts are scheduled.
The various railroads of Nebraska
have granted a rate of one and one
third fare for the round trip from any
point in the state, tickets to be sold
on the certillcate plan. The purchaser
must ask for a certificate when he
buys his ticket for Fremont. At Fre
mont, the certificate will be signed by
the proper person connected with the
organization and by Mr. D. J . Traill,
ticket agent of the Union Pacific, who
has been appointed to act as joint
agent In the stamping of certificates
Issued for the meeting. Tickets will
be placed on sale September s, u, 10
and II, and will be good for return
trip not later than September K.
Upon presentation of the certificate
when buying return ticket, the agent
will sell the ticket at ono-t hlrd of the
Every merchant In the state should
attend tins meeting, and assist in or
ganizing a good, live state association.
The hotels at Fremont have also de
cided to allow a reduced rate to the
The expense Is very little, and there
Is no doubt that results of a most
beneliclal nature will be accomplished.
Many topics of vital Importance will
be discussed, and, In fact, the meet
ings will be on the order of a school of
We hope every retail merchant In
this town will attend.
Maybe He Know.
An eastern preacher asserts that
t here Is no literal hell. He says the
only place where hell can be located
is in the human heart. This reminds
us of what Thomas Ilenton once said
of a man who had done him a great
moral wrong. He described him as "a
man with a prayer on his lips, a dag
ger In his hand and hell In bis heart."
Probably this eastern preacher was
thinking of Ren ton 'when he attempt
ed to locate hell. : - .
Charged With Aiault.
. John Warga, who resides down near
Rock Rlnffs, was arraigned in Justice
Archer's court Friday evening on a
charge of assault lilcd against him by
Mike Rys, to which the defendant
plead gulltv, and adjusted a line of ."
assessed against him by the Judge.
Then comes Mr. Warga with a counter
charge of abusivcncss In which he
said brought on the assault. Rys will
appear Monday morning at l' o'clock
to answer to the charge brought
against him by Mr. Warga.
Commencing September 1, anyone is
at liberty to kill prairie chickens and
water fowl in Nebraska. Tho lat leg
lslaturc amended tbe law so as to In
elude the month of September In the
chicken season. Prairie, chickens may
be killed from September 1 toNovenv
bcr 30., Quails from .November J.r to
November 0 and water fovl from Sep-
tcmbcrltoApril Jack snip, Wll
son snJpe and yellow legs may be killed
from peptunbpc,) to Alar .
Mi Weldman Home.
Miss Ida Weldman, who underwent
an operation for appendicitis, in the
Lincoln hospital about eight, weeks
ago, returned homo Friday evening.ac
companled by her sister, Mrs. Fred
Kroehler and children, of llavelock.
While Miss Weldman remained In the
hospital but two weeks, she has re
mained at. the home of her sister, in
case she should suffer the second at
tack. The many friends will be
pleased tr learn t hat, she ret urns home
feeling much better than she has for
many months. We trust that she may
continue on the road to health.
RED SOX WIN IN TEN INNINGS
Storz Ball Team Defeated in a Well Played
and Well-Matched Game.
Rase ball fans got their money's
worth yesterday whrn the Storz llrew
ing Co. team came down from Omaha
and made the Red Sox go some for ten
Tho home team hud a few changes
In Its formation, "Wliltey" Miller,
Ralph White and "Hank" Schneider
appearing in the line up, and all of
them "making good."
The game was called a little before
live o'clock, and started oil In a snap
py manner, which foretold a good
game. Lcathcrby was in the box for
the visitors, but ho was either not up
to his usual form, or el.se the Red Sox
had their batting clothes on right.
With no spectacular batting nor play
ing throughout the game, several good
long hits were made, some of them be
log killed by exceptionally good field
ing, and some rapid inlleld was also
done on both sides. In left field Macin
made several nice catches, never miss
ing a chance, but the home run hy Par
ker, and to get that he would have to
have been at least seventeen feethigli.
It was a pretty drive, nnd the only
real big hit made bv the visitors. In
the elgth Inning Vincent went Into
the box for the visitors. The game
then stood r to 3 in the company's fa
vor and might have terminate 1 that
way had Eeatheiby Htayed In tho box.
Vincent was very wild and very easy.
The bases were filled l,y a walk and
two singles and then two men were
forced In by wild pitching. In this In
ning Omaha scratched In another run.
In the ninth two two-baggers scored
another run and the game was tied
again. In the tenth the visitors went
down In one, two, three order and In
the Red Sox half Graves hit safe
and stole second and t hird and scored
the run on Perry's single over short.
Omaha passed eight men and hit two.
(iraves pitched one of the best games
ot ins life, iieliiL! hotli steady as well as
'heady," and did not pass a man, and
was well supported ny J'ltzgerald.
Taking Itall in all it was the prettiest
and most interesting and holly con
tested game in the home grounds this
Here is the score by Innings:
storz o o :; i n 0 i o i o u
Red Sox 1 1 0 0 0 111 1-7
Eatterles - Letherby Vincent and
Llghtcll; Graves and Frltgerald. Um
pire - Mauzy.
Last Saturday's game with the
J'ownsend Gun Club was of a very dif
ferent sort replete with errors on
both sides and umpire. The Red Sox
won the game In the ninth Inning by
making live scores after two men were
out. It was a very "rank" game from
all points of view, and merited but lit
tle mention,. , ... ,
Score by Innings:
Townsend 0 2 0 12 10 0
Red Sox 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 .i-!i
Rattcrlcs-Wcbory and Qulgley; Wll-
klnsand Fitzgerald. Umplre-Mau.y.
Entertain In Honor of Mite Vallery.
The Misses Gcring entertained most
delightfully Monday morning at
O'clock breakfast in honor of Miss Val
lery, who leaves soon to resume her
vocal work in Rolse, Idaho. The
breakfast table was most artistically
decorated with asters and ferns and
after the four courses were partaken
of the guests repaired to the drawing
room, where the remaining hours
were spent In playing bridge. Miss
Vallery favored the guests with sev
eral vocal selections, which were well
The guests who enjoyed the Misses
(Jerlngs' charming hospitality were
Mcsdames Gass, C. C. Parmcle, Minor,
Henry Herold. W. L. Pickett, W.J.
Strelght, T. P. Livingston; Misses
Iora Frlcke, Minnie White, Leonard,
Vallery and Mlssrattcrson of Omaha.
Mortgage Record for Aufuet.
Following is the record for farm and
city mortgages Bled and released dur
durlng the month of August:
f Farm Mortgages Filed :w,67S
M1" l'" Released ... 'J1.H7.1
18 City '.)" .Filed i 3,275
i'lli " i r!7 .Released.., fl.vflO
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