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riiVTTSMOUTII,Xi:rKASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOllKIt I, 1!H).
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JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY DEPARTED FRIDAY MORNING
Start Paragraphs Prepared and Pnrlolnei
j For till Readers ot the Journal.
"Holler" Itrown Isifti tlu run
i SlirUlon iflvMi litm"trn Mliskf."
lt' martilm torhalk that In Hi ml.
"ttuKtei" will ii-v'r lem'U tliwMk;
' yi railroads wfll know iholr man, ,
Ami n dotuir all lln'r run -Ti
iliwlvp thtTlihl on"-Tncw time
t Ity dIioiuIiik, "L't Sorry li'iiil tli- van." j
Virtue becomes a vice as you begin
to boast of It.
Sometimes a man's warmest friend
is his cold cash. .
Only a foolish person is sensitive to
the ridicule of a lool... ;
Even a man who iscolor blind knows
when he Is feeling blue.
Money talks and it is usually in a
hurry to say "good-by." , , , ...
In the silent watches of the night
babies act as alarm clocks.
Nine-tenths of a man's so-called
dignity is nothing but blufL
la the experlence"you have, acquired
worth what it has cost you? " ' ' ' .
Women seldom have much faith In
a doctor unless he has whiskers,
Once in a great while the voters get
careless and elect an honest man. . .
Most men are willing to tell the
truth If it reflects on somebody else.
In some boarding house it is a rare
Miss Teresa Hempel. 6rand Recorder of the
D. of H., i Candidate for Re-election.
GRAND LODGE MEETS IN HASTINGS OCT. 2
Most Competent Official and an
The Grand Lodge of the Degree of
Honor of the State ot Nebraska will
assemble in Hastlngson Tuesday next,
and among the business to be trans
acted will be the election of officers
for the ensuing term.
Miss Teresa Hemple, of this city,
who has discharged the duties of
Grand Recorder so ertlclently and
faithfully for several years past, will
be a candidate for re-election to this
responsible posltlpn. . So well has she
performed the duties of the oftlce.that
she has dalljr received "many letters
from friends all over, the state giving
her great encouragement In her can
dldacr for re-election, and Miss Hem.
pel has legions of friends everywhere
who hope she will be favored with an
other term of office unanimously.
Those who have known her for years',
and those who have transacted bust
I I . I . ...I u. i, t
thing to have things well doner - ness .m an omciaucapau.iy..wuu lu
. . I1;:; aT,r... 1 most competent official are unanimous
The mystery has been solved, "Jack,
the Hugger," ba4 been discovered.
Falling In love is easy, but climbing
out again again -aye, there's the rub.
A woman doesn't necessarily see the
nolnt of a Joke because she 'aughs at
it. - - - - - -
If a woman can't convince a man
without an argument the case Is hope,
A patent medicine testimonial oc
casionally thrusts greatness on a small
What a mau would call"enthusiasm"
as applied to himself he dubs "gush"
If a man has anything else to do he
is foolish to waste time arguing with
In the case of the man who stutters
his train of thought must be a limited
Some dogs are wiser than some men;
thev bury the bones left from their
Every time a girl announces her en
gagement all the other girls say "Poor
Go to a woman, thou man, consider
her ways as a bargain hunter and save
Marriage Is a serious step and a man
can never be certain whether he is
stepping up or down.
A man probably feels like kicking
himself when he marries for money
and doesn't get it.
Many a man who has a reputation
for talking too much doesn't talk
enough at the right time.
He Is Indeed a mean man who will
not add to a woman's happiness by
telling her she Is good looking.
The prodigal son gets tho fatted
veal, but the prodigal daughter is
lucky to get a plate of cold hash.
Every dog has his day and every cat
has his night, but man Isn't satisfied
unless he has both.
It mav be better for a foolish man
to acquire dollars by marrying an heir
ess than to remain without cents all
It used to be sung "Oh, where is my
boy, tonight?" Now it seems to be
changed to "Ob, where Is my girl, to
An evil communication provoketh
much profanity especially if It comes
in the BUiso of a bill from your wife's
Recent events that have transpired
In tills town should boa warning to
those parents who have girls Just bud.
dlngJnto womanhood, to see that they
are at home at a seasonable hour after
The base ball scoson Is over and now
comes football with Its results in
broken limbs and heads, broken noses
and bunged-up eyes. It's In style, and
Plattsmouth must follow t he proces
Some parents are too careless In let
ting thelrdaughters "gad" the streets
aftcrnlght. When they are approached
by young men who do not respect de
cency, the girls are not as much to
blame as the parents who allow them
to run upon the streets aftet night. .
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There are some young men In Platts
mouth, who make a practice of stand
mi? fin the street corners OB In door
Buy Drug S'or in Auburn. ,
A deal was made this week whereby
Geo. Gllman, formerly or Talmage,
came In possession of the Harlan-
Blakely drug store at Auburn. This is
a thoroughly up-to-date establishment
and Mr. Gllman shows good judgment
In his selection of a location. It ap
pears that In the deal Mr. Harlan gets
the Gregory farm, "two and one-half
miles southwest of town, where Mr,.
Hoerner lives. Mr. Oilman's many
Talmage friends wish him success in
the new home and are glad to see him
locate so near hisold stamping ground.
Talmage Tribune. (
Mr. Gllman and family formerly re
sided In this city, where he was en
gaged In the drug business for about
two years. Mr. and Mrs. Gllman have
many friends In Dattsmouth, who
feel a deep Interest in their welfare.
was kTlTed bTthe CURS
The Nehawka Fair.
Jauies Sage and Won." Jones went
down to Nehawka Thursday toattend
the fair, being chosen as the Judges ot
stock. The Nehawka fair Is a new
enterprise. oo the part of the rustling
business men and - farmers of that
community and this year was a grand
success In every particular. The atten
dance was good and an excellent time
was enjoyed by all. Let the good
work go on. Cass county needs a good
fair association, and why not all lend
helping hand, and make the one
laoclted at Nehawka, an annual county
f.'.EETS DEATH NEAR PAPIO.
oung Girl Walking on a Bridge Is Over-
. taken by Burlington No. 4,
In saying that Miss Hempel is one of
the most efficient officials on the staff
of the Nebraska grand lodge, and they
generally believe In keeping In a good
official w hen they get one who fills the
bill as well as Miss nempel
Miss Hempel departed this morning
for Lincoln, where she will remain
over Sunday, ana irom mere win go
to Hastings Monday. The Journal
Joins her many friends In this city In
the hope that she will be honored by a
re-election to the important position
she has proved herself so abundantly
lualified to fill.
Miss Anna Ilassler, deputy recorder,
will depart for Hastings Sunday, and
Mayor Henry R. Gerlng, chairman of
the finance committee, will depart for
the grand lodge Monday.
Entertained at Kensington. .
At the home ot Mrs. Fred Morgan a
pleasant gathering occurred Friday
afternoon, when fourteen ladies were
entertained from 2:30 until fl o'clock
at a kensington. At an acceptable
hour delicious refreshments were
served by the hostess assisted by her
sister, Miss Atwood. The afternoon
was very much enjoyed by the ladles,
who pronounced their hostess an ex
cellent entertainer. Those enjoying
the affair were Mesdames M. W.
Twltchellt Thos. Kempster, Geo. L.
Farley, I). C. Morgan, II. J. Helps, C.
A. Rawls. F. A. Murphy. M. A. Pat
terson, E. W. Cook, F. J. Morgan, Jas.
Johns, Jas. Donnelly and Mrs. A. T.
Fried, Council Bluffs; Mrs. O. W.
Twitchell, Watertown, N. Y., and
Mrs. Geo. Kempster of Little Rock,
Arrested for Stealing City Property
The local authorities have arrested
Silas Breckenrldge and Joe NeiUel on
a charge of stealing city property. It
would seem that Breckenrldge is held
as the principal Neitzel having been
released, as he appears to have been
an innocent party to the theft. The
value of the property, which Is
principally bridge timber, and was
taken from Maiden Lane, Is estimated
at&.OO. No complaint has yet been
Sled against Breckenrldge, who has
been employed in the Burlington shops
for some time.
Returned from South Dakota
A. F. Seybert and wife, William
Noxon and wife, Peter Kell and wife,
and Adam Kaufman returned from a
trlDto South" Dakota Friday. Uncle
Peter Kell had already bought land,
but the balance did not buy on this
trip, but from the way they praise the
country hcy are liable to do so In the
Omaha is considering the establish
ment of a line of boats to St. Joseph
Mo. People along the banks of the
Missouri river are beginning, to be
lleve that it can be used for some'
thlntr besides drinking. St.' Louis
Fractures Collar Bone
While driving II. M. Soennichscn's
delivery wngon yesterday, Hans Rauth
man was thrown from the wag
on, and sustained a broken collar
bone. iTIic 't accident Recurred ")0n
Wlntcrstcen mil and was caused by
one of the wheels slipping into a ditch
The Injury lll cause an enforced lay
O " ' I . . ' A . i
wivi at nhrht and make all manner of off or several weens: ;.',
had hri.Airt. whm Indies or more e- ' Pete r.K vers.the pew driver, whom
reclally young girls pass along. 'They ifans was teaching the several routes
nrt itr nt thoir nwnrof course. I about townhas assumed charge of
or the would know better. , the wagon.
Corsey, Formerly of Plattsmouth,
' Meets Instant Death. ;
.Through Ed.' Johnson, engineer! oh
No. 6, who runs from Lincoln to Cfes-
ton, the Journal Is informed of the
death of Frank Corsey, a former citl
ten of Plattsmouth, who was killed by
the cars at Grand Junction, Colo., Fri
day. Mr. Johnson could give jno
particulars as to how the unfortunate
man.waa killed, only as stated.' The
engineer coming Into Lincoln on No. 0,
gave him his Information. ! ; .' j ;
' The unfortunate man lived In Plaits
mouth several years, and his wife 1b t
nelce 'Of Joe' McCoy, "now" of Lin
coin, who Is also a former resident ot
this city. ..The deceased for a number
of years was the manager of the water
The last rites over the remains of
Frank Coursey whose death this paper
chronicled a few days ago were held in
Ogden, Utah, and Interment made In
that city. i
From Joe McCoy of Lincoln who was
n the city Sunday the above news
was obtained, but he was unable to
give any of the particulars aside from
what was pnbllshed. The deceased
Mr. coursey for the past ten or
twelve years lias been a passenger
brakeman on the Rio Grande railroad
between Ogden and Grand Junction,
and it Is presumed that be met death
while in the discharge of his duties.
A New Club Organized. .
The home of Byron Clark was the
scene of a gathering of several bright
and pleasant faces Friday night in re
sponse to invitations to spend the
evening with Miss Helen, and also to
organize a club, whereby many more
such social times may be had during
the coming winter. The young ladies
and gentlemen selected "Delta Kappa"
as the name of their society and their
ofllcers are president, Paul Morgan;
vice-president, Hallie Parmele: secre
tary, Charlotte Fetzer. After dispos
ing of the above business, the newly
organized club spent several very en
joyable hours at various games, until
they were called to partake of refresh
ments. At a late hour the young folks
departed with pleasant anticipations
of the social meetings that will occur
In the future. The members of the
"Delta Kappa"club are Misses Lucille
Gass, Hallie Parmele, Charlotte Fet
zer, Ellen Pollock, Catherine Dovey,
Helen Clark, Beatrice Uassc, Catherine
Windham, Elizabeth Falter; Messrs.
Geo. Dovey, Edwin Frlcke, Clyde Mur
phy, Tom Swearingen, Paul Morgan,
Wayne . Murphy, Lynn Minor, F.arl
Ilassler and Jack Patterson.
ESCAPES FROM BRIDGE AND TRACK.
But Through Fright by the Water and
Noise of Train She Rushes
to the Track and Is
While walking along the Burling-
ton's right of way a mile south of
Paplo, Miss Mattle Woods, a young
woman who was employed in
Bellvue, was run down and instantly
killed Sunday morning, by passenger
train No. 4, which Is due here at l:(.
The remains were taken on the train
to La Platte, where tho unfortunate
victim was ldcntitlcd by liullvue peo
ple, and the remains were then taken
to Papllllon where her parents reside
and the Inquest will he held there to
day, and from the reports of tho ac
cldent, It would seem that the girl
who was about twenty-one years old
and well dressed, was on the Paplo
bridge, when she heard the fast ap
proachlng passenger. She succeeded
In crossing the bridge and ran down
the bank to the edge of the creek
although close to the track, she was
safe from tho oncoming train. Hesi
tating at this place for a few moments
she suddndly attempted to run down
the track, was overtaken, and In
From Papllllon the information
comes that the deceased had many
friends and relatives In Sarpy county.
Steamboatlng on the Missouri.
The people along the Missouri seem
to be in earnest in regard to placing a
lino of boats upon the river early In
the spring. A special from Humbolt,
Neb., says: "Dr. J. L. Grady spent
most of the week in Kansas City, in
terviewing the Commercial club and
owners of the new Missouri river boat
line established between that city and
St. Louis. The doctor's mission was
to determine the chances for having
the boat line service extended north
ward along Nebraska's border, and
this he was assured would be done
early next spring. Dr. Gandy Is prob
ably the most extensive land owner In
this section and has several thousand
acres of land along the Missouri river
in the east end of the county. He is
anxious to have the boat line come up
this far In order to secure better ship
ping facilities for the grain, live stock
and timber throughout tbat section.
He has offered land free for -landing
sites and his action is meeting the
hearty approval ot farmers and others
of that part of the county."
homage i Id KlngAk-Sar-Ban at '
A TRIP OVER THE STATE.
E. Metzger and W. J. Schneider of
this County Accompany Superlnend
ent O'Brien's Fish Car.
C. E. Metger and W. J. Schneider,
two young men ' of Cass county, re
turned Sunday from a trip over the
state with W. J. O'Brien, superin
tendent of the state fisheries at South
Bend. Their trip afforded them a
great deal of pleasure, and was accom
panied by some Incidents not alto
gether to their liking. Tho car In
which the Ixiys traveled was Mr.
O'Brien's regular tlsh distributing car,
and the most Interesting point they
visited was Champion Lake, where
they were ridding tho same of carp
and replacing it with black bass, of
which tho lake contained already
many large ones.
Champion Lake was stocked with
carp In lH'.K), and many thousand
pounds of these tlsh were taken from
the lake, which was drained of Its
water. The date upon which this
occurred was extensvely advertlsod,
and people from a distance of a hun
dred miles were there to see the drain
age performed and to get a share of
the tlsh, many ot which would weigh
from ti to 8 pouuds. There was enough
to supply the demand. The lake
Is situated near Imperial, and
until It had been stocked pretty well
with black bass at the same time It
was with carp, but the carp seemed to
multiply more rapidly, the cause be
lng the destruction of tho basslnthelr
Infancy or In eating the eggs. The
young men say it was a grand sight to
see this work done. There were many
thousands of pounds of tlsh given to
those who were there.
On the trip tho tlsh car was coupled
to a passenger train In moving from
one point to another, and at one sta
tlonthey experienced a llttlo Jolting
by a freight hacking into them, shak
lng up the passengers as well as them
selves. The lish car being In the rear
of course tho Iwys got the worst of It
Christie says when the jolt came
Young Schneider landed In one of the!
tanks, while he wont through one ot
of the partitions. The car was so
badly Injured that the party were
compelled to lay up at McCook one
day for repairs.
In r eturnlng home Sunday morn
ing on No. 4, the train which run
down and killed a young lady by the
name of Miss Mattlo Woods, they saw
the young lady after she was dead.
The accident occurred near Pappio.
After the train struck the uhfortu-
nate young lady, the train was stop
ped, and most of those on board
viewed the body. The hoys say she
was neatly dressed and very good
looking. No one in the vicinity seemed
to know her, and the engineer says
she acted very strangely. Tho
theory of maty who know the circum
stances think that the young woman
was greatly excited or crazy. The
boys say she presented a horrible
The boys say that outside of the
Jolting up they received and the kill
lng of Miss Woods their trip was at
tended with great pleasure.
'JACK THE HUG
he Notorious Nocturnal Pursuer of Repul
sive Amorous Attentions.
DENTIFIED BY LAST OF MANY VICTIMS
Confesses to Many Acts of the Past Two
Years, When Accosted by Officers.
' Married In Omaha.
We notice from the World-Herald
that a marriage license was issued In
Omaha Friday to George W. Graves,
of Murray, and Miss Lena Nlday, of
Plattsmouth. In speaking of the mar
riage that paper says: "The Murray
hotel was the place of a lovers', meet
lng Thursday afternoon, when George
Graves and Lena Nlday, both of Tlatts
mouth, were registered a few moments
apart. Shortly after this they left the
hotel. The clerk looked at them with
Interest and was not surprised when
they returned In an hour and request
ed him to scratch out the name Lena
Nlday and replace it with the common
noun, "wife." They will stay in Oma
ha for a few days."
Here is another account, that ap
peared in the Bee; "R. A. McClana-
han, Miss Margaret Warren, of PlattS'
mouth, George Graves and Miss Lena
Nlday, of Plattsmouth, registered last
Thursday morning at the Murray as
single individuals, but in the early
evening tbeli addresses were changed
to Mr. and Mrs. R. A. McClanahan and
Mr. and Mrs. George Graves. County
Judge ; Leslie exercised the, .uotenj;
power that changed the-courses,, rf
their lives aad Uhey will celebrate
their honeymoon by raying proper I on earth who can pass an old admirer
TJ 1 ' 1. f. , - A ALT! -.IAI t 1 . . . . . ' ' , .
A Pleasant Affair.
Mr': and Mrs. P. II. Melslnger, re
siding eight miles west of Platts
mouth, entertained a number of their
friends at their elegant country home
Sunday. The day was an Ideal one for
the occasion and that all present cn
Joyed themselves, but half expresses It,
There was some excellent music and
the refreshments served were simply
immense. When the time for going
home arrived, the guests voted Mr.
and Mrs. Melslnger royal entertainers
and all went home feeling that it was
good to be there.
Tho following were among the
guests present: Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Melslnger, G. P. Melslnger and wife,
J, II. Melslnger, Conrad Melslnger, G.
2 1 Melslnger and family, C. J. Melsln
ger and family, W. G. Melslnger and
family, John Melslnger and family,
JacobtMelslnger, P. P. Meisinger and
family, Mr. and Mrs. lid. Trlctch,
Henry- Melslnger, J. : J. Melslnger,
Adolph Gelse and wife, Mrs. lagglc
Schaeffer, Nick Schaeffer, Wm. Hicks,
Wesley Bookmeyer, Joe Llbershal, J as.
Sheila, Henry S,1tmann and Emll
Oodwlq. .... , 1.
j i'dsslMy there is a woman some where,
without looking back-
-but wo doubt
P. H. S. 6; Amateurs 5. ,
What was the best root ball game
that has been seen on the home
grounds for many a day, was played
upon the Chicago avenue ball grounds
last Saturday. The contestants were
the local high school football team
and the Plattsmouth amateur, team.
The Amateur team had the advantage
of the game on account of weight,
The Amateurs having the advantage
of fifteen to twenty pounds to the man.
Beal, in the first part of the game,
made a seventy-five yard run, scoring
the first touch-down, and Frlcke, the
second Eckcrsoll, kicked goal, leaving
the score G to 0 In the first half.
In the second half the Amateurs
shoved the ball over the line for
touch-down, and Strelght, falling to
kick goal, left tho score to " at the
end of the second half.
Plattsmouth can now pride itself
with having one ot tho fastest foot
ball teams for their slzo of any high
school in the state.
Heal and Frlcke ot the high school
and Strcight of the Amateurs played
an exceedingly fine game. The high
school team plays South Omaha at
South Omaha next Saturday.
Has Charge of New Road.
The Great Northern's line from
Sioux City to Ashland has been dcslg
nated as a division of the Burlington
It comes under the management of
George. W. Holdrege, who Is general
manager ot the lines west of the Mis
souri river. , . .
. A superintendent will be located
probably at Sioux City, but this an
nouncement has not been made, nor
has this official yet beco Darned.
The notorious "Jack, the Hugger,''
who for tho past two years has pursued
many women of this city, and In sev
eral cases displayed repulsive amorous
attentions, and who has so successful
ly eluded tho local authorities during
this time, when ho has created fear In
the hearts of the entire fcmlnc popu
lation, has, It Is believed, been un
masked and run to earth.
The local authorities have been '
working on the caso since the noctui
nal demonstrations of about two years
ago, at which time Miss Mary Janda
together with several others had some
thrilling experiences with the myster
ious nocturnal prowler, who pursued
them as they were walking home un
accompanied. At that time tho local
authorities had great dlfflcnlty In se
curing evidence of his (Jack's) doings.
as the women who were frightened by
Jack's attentions, were very reluctant
to Inform the ofllcers of their experi
ences, and no doubt many cases havo
never been reported.
Although lacking conclusive evi
dence as to the Idcnlty of the mysteri
ous person, the oillcers have had their
suspicions aroused fur some time In an
elTort to secure the evidence of Jack's
victims.' Somo time ago ho f'lllownd
Miss P.dlth Bu7.el and she summoned
assistance, but Jack made a sudden
disappearance about that time. Re
cently Miss Annetta Woods, who was
returning homo about nine o'clock, be
came awaro that some one was follow
ing her, out the wary pursuer "tooK a
hike" before aid arrived.
The last victim, so far as known, Is
Miss Bertha Clinteburg, who has Iden
tified Albert Hunger, as tho person
who pursued and assailed her Satur-
rday night, September -'2, as sho was
returning to her iiomc in South Park,
after witnessing the moving pictures
of the Navy at the Parmele.
It would seem that Miss Clinteburg
thought that she was being followed
while on Chicago Avenue, but con
tinued on her way home, going up
ninth street, on which street she wast
overtaken by Hunger, who proceeded
to display some very repulsive actions,
which were resented bv Miss Clinte
burg, who In the struggle that follow
ed was thrown from the walk to the
ditch, where he followed her, and at
tempted to choke her, until Miss
'llntehurg succeeded In getting the
best of him, when he made his escape.
When accused of tins crime by the
oillcers, Hunger, who is about eighteen
years of age, and a son or the restau
rant man, admitted his guilt, and af
terwards confessed to pursuing Misses
Mary Janda, Annetta Woods and sev
eral other similar offenses of . which
the Journal has made mention.
No complaint has yet been filed
cgainst Hunger and just what action'
will be taken is not known, although
there is some talk of sending him to
the asylum, as he appears to be de
generated, and Is thought to be of an
Reck Crushing In Operation, i .
A special from Ashland contains the -
following; , "The stone uuarrles alung
the Platte rivet cast of Ashland, are
gradually being opened and operated i
for crushed stone;, purposes. The one (
at Cedar Creek, which has been in
operation for a number of years, has
been behind in orders all summer.
One has recently been opened at
Louisville while a company Is exploit
ing a similar project at Plattsmouth
and at South Bend. The quarries
around Nehawka and Weeping Water
In Cass county have for several years
been paying good dividends with tho
Increased demand for crushed rock,
fori artificial stone purposes. It is
confidently expected that within a
few years all the old abandoned quar
ries along the Piatt from this point to
Its mouth will be utilized for this
purpose." . -
J' Fine Pears.
II. C. MeMaken came down town
thlt morning wlpi a small basket, of
pews, containing fourteen ftps spccl
mcfW thli'ff vorlte fruftranff wergh
lng nine and one-half pounds: They
were the finest we have seen this sea
son, and were In perfect condition for
the early winter use.
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