The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 10, 1906, Image 1
attemout VOLUME XXVI TLATTSMOU Til, NKUUASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOlIKIf o, VMM. MJMllHIt II. Journal JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY THE JOHN SEBESTA CASE Short Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined Far tbi Readers ol tbi Jounal. The frost Is on the pumpkin, And the fixUWr' In the Hliock. Virtue becomes a vice as you begin to boast ot it. ' Sometimes a man's warmest friend is his cold cash. Only a foolish person is sensitive to the ridicule of a fool. The phonograph Isn't to blame If it has a bad record. Much of the queerness affected by humanity is cultivated. With some men life Is but a hog path leading to the cemetery. Sarcasm is a weapon that' should be drawn only in self-defense. Hard facts do not always make an impression on a soft headed man. Probably more Intellectual women would marry if they were asked. Occasionally we encounter a wise man who causes us to admire a fool. A woman cares not who has the first word provided she has the rest of them Other things are as scarce as the teeth of a hen a rooster's for Instance Every time a man gets it in the neck, he realizes how little he amounts to. The watermelon season is about over, yet there are a few on the mar ket. A bird in the bush Is worth three In the hand if the game warden catches you. When a woman gives a man a piece of her mind he doesn't appreciate the gift. You need not fear that a man can't hear a word of cheer if it's pronounced "beer." Toe Supreme Court Sends the Matter Back (or i New Trial. EVIDENCE FROM BOHEMIA INSUFFICIENT Seens to bt the Only Cause for Sending; the Cast Back Here. A special from Lincoln contains the following: "In the case of John Se- besta and others against the Supreme Court of Honor, the question of pay ment on a policy of insurance where the case ot death wts alleged to be suicide, is involved. . The state su preme court holds against the lodge, reversing the judgment from the dis trict court of Cass county, saying that to avoid payment on the policy the fraternal society must prove that the policy holder committed suicide In tentionally. Sebasta accompllscd his suicide by soaking match heads in water and drinking the lluld." The readers of the Journal perhaps remem bertheclrcumstancessurrounding this suicide, if suicide It was. It would have been hard at the timo to have convinced the neighbors of the vlcini ty In which he resided in this city, that it was not Intentional suicide. The deed was committed four years ago and the case has been hanging lire In courts ever since suit was brought. The case Is sent back to the lower court for anewtrialon account of some descripencies In the evidence needed from Bohemia. The olllcers in that country failing to have the wit nesses properly sworn. Another important ruling of the same court is in the case of Dennis A. Weddinf at Eagle. Mr. lUedrleh Rutland Miss Alber- tina Wenel were united In marriage in the presence of many of their friends at the north German church in Eagle on Tuesday, Oct. 2, Ret. Haak officiating in a very solemn and impressive manner. The happy couple then retired to the home of the bride and were tendered a hearty reception by relatives and friends. Wednesday morning they took the train for Lan caster, Kansas, and In a few days will return to their farm home near town. Eagle Beacon. UNFAIR TO NEWSPAPERS Driscoll against the Modern Brother Even a graceful man looks ridiculous hood of America the court holds that when he attempts to pat himself on the back. Ia the case of the police magistrate, tome one has remarked that his work is a fine art. Only the wise girl selects for a bus band a man whose mother didn't know nowtocook. Don't make yourself common; the world only sets up and takes notice of the uncommon Follow the dictates of your conscience and It's doughnuts to fudge you'll never land in jail. Even the young man who is able to hold bis own may prefer to hold the hand of a pretty girl. A woman is always wanting a man to tell her that he loves her and she doesn't believe him If he does. All cases of sickness that are conta gious should be reported to the proper authorities to prevent spreading A woman can do a thing she doesn't want to do without making unprint able remarks, but few men can do it It is about time some of those side' walks on South Sixth street are being put In condition. Don't wait till cold weather. "Jack the Hugger," has not com mitted any more of his depredations since lying in jail for a short time for so doing. Girls who make a practice of walk log the streets after night, are evl dently not afraid of "Jack the Hug irer." or any other person, for that matter. But for the headache a man has In the morning he probably wouldn't re member the good time he had the night before. What this town needs now Is men who talk less and do more work, that their families may not suffer when Old Winter Is here The Ice-man continues to make the chunk he leaves at your door a little larirer each morning as Old Winter comes creeping on. The man who finds fault with neigh bors and everybody else, will soon be visiting the merchant with glib tongue and occupying a chair at the stove Intended for customers, and not loaf ers. Several young girls continue to loiter in the postoffice lobby nearly every evening when they should beat home Thcv should remember that such is prohibited by the postotllce depart mcnt. The "thing" that sat on the steps Of the riattsmouth State bank the other nlL'ht emiac-cd In cursing the town, and almost everybody In it, should be asked to pack his duds and get out. The dlptherla is one of the severest diseases that could possibly a ill let any community, and as there seems to be several cases In our midst our citizens should be very careful and prevent Its spreading If possible. the secretary of a subordinate lodge has no power to bind It in accepting payment of dues where ordinary con ditlon8 have not been complied with. The ruling is that where the const! tu tlon of the association requires the in ltlatlon of a member before he is en entitled to a beneficiary certificate, tbe delivery of such a paper by the local secretary In advance of the ceremonial does not operate as a waiver on the part of the order. Driscoll obtained a $3,000 policy In that manner on April 30, 1904, after paying his membership fees. On May 19, following, be met with an accident which destroyed his eyesight. In the meantime tbe fees he had paid In were remitted to the head officials of tbe order, but he was not Initiated till two months later nis claim for indemnity was rejected on the ground that liability on the certificate bad not commonccd at the time of the accident, and the money he had paid in was tendered back to him. The case came up from Lincoln county In Honor of the Bride-to-Be. Miss Florence Dovey delightfully en tertained a number of her young lady friends at her home on North Fifth street Friday. It was in the form of a "kitchen shower" upon hercousln Miss Elizabeth Dover, who is to be wedded next Tuesday. Tbe Invited guests assembled at the home last evening at five o'clock, and Immediately sat down to an elegant four course dinner. After dinner they showered Miss Elizabeth with useful kitchen utensils, ranging from a par ing knife to a dish pan. Various games were played and one especially was arranged to tax the knowledge of the bride-to-be. Tbe young ladies were asked to see how many kitchen utensils they could name. Miss Florence White succeed ed in naming the most and the bride to-be in naming the least. Several musical numbers were rcn dered during the evening by the guests and at a late hour they all departed after spending a very social evening. Committee Meeting. The democratic county central com mlttce Is hereby called to meet Louisville, on Friday, October 12, inoo for the purpose of placlngon thecoun ty ticket a candidate for state sen a tor, in place of II. It. Bering, who, on account of private business matters, refused to make the race. As other business of Importance will alsb come up for action, It is highly Important that every member of the committee be present. W. B. Hanxinh, M. A. Batks, Chairman. Secretary. Will Fight of Akron, Colorado, who Is accompanying a car load of horses to New York, shipped from Colorado was visiting in tho city today. He left the horses at Lincoln, and ex pects them to pass here sometime this evening, wben he will finish the trip tiling of Interstate Commerce Commis sion Pronounced "Ridiculous." Newspapers are interested In a ri diculous ruling made by the Inter state Commerce commission. This forbids the exchange of newspaper ad vertising space for railroad transpor tation, even when both are given at the full rates. The great newspapers will probably welcome the ruling, as It will compel the railroads to pay in cash for all their publicity, but thousands of little newspapers scat tered throughout the country, which have always exchanged advertising space at regular rates ror raiiroau transportation, will rebel against the ruling of tho commission. All -these papers have a lixed price fur their ad vertislng space, and It has been the custom for them to exchange this space not only for railroad transpor tatlon, but for duebills on hotels and merchandise accounts. When the great annual gatherings of the National Editorial association are held, hun dreds of the delegates pay for their transportation to the place of the con ventlon by an exchange of space at regular rates. What there is ufalr or in the way of discrimination In this Is beyond comprehension. The news papers have something to sell, and so have the railroads. Newspapers could pursue the roundabout course of sell ing space to the railroads, receiving checks or cash in payment, and turn ing tbe money back into the railroad office for tickets, but this circumlo cution is unnecessary when Inter changeable values or commodities are involved. The ruling of the Inter state Commerce commission, there fore, Is utterly indefensible. We have no doubt that the newspapers will voice their opinion of the matter in way that will be heard at Washington before the next session of congress. Mitt Jotephlne Svoboda Entertain Miss Josephine Svoboda delightfully entertained a number of her friends Friday, at the home of J. J. Svo- in bona, jr. It was a farewell party honor of Miss Marie Nesladek, of Iaw son, Neb., who has been visiting for some time past at tbe Svoboda home During the evening various social games were Indulged In and a general good time was enjoyed by all. Janda orchestra, consisting of the following musicians, Frank, John and Slava Janda and Roy Holly, furnished the music ror the occasion, wiiicn was highly appreciated. At the proper time the hostess In vited the following guests to partake of refreshments: Josle, Anna and Marie Ptack; Jesse and Joe Warga Anna and Louis Janda; Frank and Tom Svoboda: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hibe and the Janda orchestra. The hostess was assisted in enter talningthe guestsby W. J. Bookmeyer and wife and J. J. Svoboba and wife At a late hour tbe guests departed bidding Miss Nesladek farewell and wishing that many more such pleasant evenings could be spent together this winter. Dittrict Court Judge Jessen returned to his home Friday, leaving the matter of Mc Cullough vs Dunn In the hands of the jury. The Jury was out all night, and nearly all day and at the hour of going to press have"agreed to disagree, "and have been discharged. Two Cent a Mile. The sentiment for a Hat rate of two cents a mile passenger fare Is growing throughout the country and it will be only a few years before that uniform rate will be generally adopted, the time of its adoption in Nebraska will depend largely on the verdict of the people In the approaching election. Do they want a two cent passenger rate In Nebraska? If they do they can get It by electing the democratic ticket, whose candidates aro pledged for it. If the people do not want it they should vote the republican ticket, be cause the republican convention re fused to put the two cent plank In the republican platform. EGAL FORM OF OFFICIAL BALLOT spirants For the United Stales Sen- atorchia Must be Entered On the Ticket. Tli j proper location of the names of the d ndldates for United States Sen ator on the official ballot has caused considerable discussion at the state bouse during the last few days, savs the Lincoln Star. Some of the state officials believe the names of Norrls Brown and W. H. Thompson should not be placed on the ticket at all while others declare the statute plainly Insists on It. Attorney General Norrls Brown wlU be just as well pleased If bis name is left ot! the ticket entirely. He has secured the republican endorsement and expects to have tho votes ot all republican members of the legislature whether the pcoplo vote him as their preference or not. However, Deputy Secretary of State Miller will put the names of the senatorial candidates on tho ticket whether they desire It or not. Two years ago, E. J. Burkett, tho republican candidate for the office, requested his name be left off but Mr. Miller insisted on placing it on the ticket. He argued that he had no choice in the matter. Mr. llurkctt's name was on the list fi led by the chair man of the convention and it could no more be left oil by the secretary than could that of Governor Mickey. Citet Legal Reason. Mr. Miller quotes Section 9 of the Election laws to support his refusal to leave the senatorial candidates off the ticket. This statute declares that, 'At the general election immediately preceding the expiration of the term of a United States senator from this state, the electors shall, by ballot, ex press their preference for some person for the office of United States sen ator." The statutes also provide a form for the ballot which the secre tary is Instructed to follow. This form places the names of tbe candi dates for senator above those of nomi nee for state offices. The names of the candidates for congress follow the state ticket in tbe form. Harry C. Lindsay believes tbe name of senatorial candidates are misplaced when at the head of tbe ticket. The governor is the head of the ticket this year and on his vote the political esti mates In the parties will be made up next year. Tbe candidate for gover nor who receives the largest vote will also be able to have his ticket placed first on the official ballots next year Since tbe governor is tbe head of the ticket, It follows logically, argues Mr. Lindsay, that his name should be In the lead. The vote on the senatorial candidates is of little consequence at the most. Seriously Injured. Frank Band was seriously Iturt last evening after dark In the west part of town by having a wagon that he was driving turn over on him. He was driving Barclay's wagon, containing some "wet goods" for the people in that neighborhood, when he reached the home of Frank Svoboda, where the road could not be seen on account of darkness. He stopped a passer-by and asked how the road ahead of him was, and was told that It was all right. So he started ahead, and striking a ditch about three feet deep, which caused the wagon to overturn with him un derneath. Band Injured bis buck so that this morning he could not get out of bed and was unable to resume his duties. This Is another Instance that shows the necessity of lighted streets. THE DEATH ANGEL AMONG US Removes From Our Midst One of Our Most Prominent Attorneys. ALSO, YOUNG MAN IN PRIME OF LIFE And the Flower of the Family of Schneider, County Recorder. H. E. Blf Vote for Rotewater. Before the parties In Nebraska had become accustomed to nominating candidates for senator, tbe place on the ticket was used to place the names of senatorial aspirants. Edward Rose water secured a place on the ticket six years ago and received alarge vote. It, however, resulted In no gain to him as the legislature did not heed the popular votes cast for him. Educators to Meet. The annual meeting of the supcrln tendents and principals' association, which Is to be beld In Lincoln, Octo ber 13, 19 and 20, usually draws a large attendance. The railroads have granted a one a one-third fare plus 2 cents, on the certificate plan, for the round trip, from all stations In Ne braska. The date of sale of tickets Is October 1G to 20 incluslve.rctum limit October 21. Tho officers of the asso. elation are E. B. Sherman, president E. L. HolT, Humboldt, vice president E. E. Magce, Ashland, secretary. The annual banquet will be held Friday evening at the Lindell hotel. Super Intcndent ('. A. Fulmer of Beatrice will be the toastmaster. Supcrlntcn dent Bouse of the riattsmouth school.' Is down on the program for an address on "Time of Service as a Basis." A. J. Gravel. After a lingering Illness of nearly one year, A. J. Graves passed away at his home In this city about -I o'clock .Sunday afternoon. 1 1 Is death was not a surprise to friends and relatives, as his condition lias been serious for many weeks. Jack Graves, as he was known by his most. Intimate friends, was a most exemplary citizen, and has been a res ident of Cass county for many years. He was born in Tennessee on the 10th day of July, 1ST0, and came to I'latts mouth with his parents In 1M4, where the parents lived for some years and then removed to Rock Bluffs, where the father, W. W. Graves, died In 1891, and where the mother still makes her home, at the advanced age ot 8' years. The deceased spent several months In California in the hope of regaining bis health, , and after-returning to this city has been confined most of the time to his home, feeling that it was seemingly a question of time when he would pass over to the Great Beyond to receive a reward that but few men are better prepared to meet than the deceased. Mr. Graves was an honorable, up right citizen, and wben in good health enjoyed a very lucretlve practice at law, and enjoyed the honor of serving two years as county attorney, in which capacity he proved very efficient in performing the duties required.!; He was a member of the A. O. U. W. and the Royal Mystic Legion, arid through out his entire life has proved himself a most honorable citizen In all of his business transactions, and a man highly respected by ah who knew him The funeral will occur on Wednes day afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church at 3 o'clock, and the services will be conducted by the pas tor, J. E. Houlgate, assisted by Elder .Ink of the Christian church. The Journal Is requested to state that all persons who desire to view the remains can do so on Tuesday from 2 to .", p. m., and on Wednesday from 10 to 2, as the casket will not opened at the church. The pall bear ers have not yet been announced, but will be selected from members of the bar with whom the deceased has been so long associated. F. C. Weber Resigns. F. C. Weber lias resigned his posi tlon here as manager of the Nebraska Lighting Co., and Ralph Ritchie of Omaha will assume that position. Mr eoor in the past has made many friends here, and has very ably man aged the business of the Lighting company. He has secured a po sition with the Western Electric com pany as general construction foreman out of Omaha. Here Is our best wishes for his future success. When you aro ready to select your new fall or winter suit call and see the new line carried by Wm. Holly. have become In one sense regular cigarette tlendj. With the passing of Walter Ed mund lcnson, is a young man who was In the very prime of young man hood and at the time of his taking down sick weighed 187 pounds, and a young man. who might have lived to be an honor to society and become a most useful citizen but for the habit which had gradually grown upou him for a number of years. The Journal extends sympathy to the liereavcd parents, In this hour of their ttereave mcnt. The funeral occurred from the resi dence of the parents Monday afternoon, and Interment mado In Oak Hill cemetery. Florence Schneider. The Journal Is called upon to chron icle the death of Florence, daughter or Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Schneider, which occurred Monday morning from meiniiraneous croup, at the ago of ft years, II months and 11 days. Thin is tho hardest task that an editor Is called upon to perform, for In tho eath of little Florence removes from our midst one of the brightest Mowers n our city, and leaves not only tho be reaved parents but a tarc circle of friends who deeply sympathize with thcin. Little. Florence had been ailing fur week but nothing serious was thought until yesterday, when her condition took a change for the worse. Every thing possible was done to save the life of the darllnir daughter, but without avail. The Journal, and everyone who has seen this bright Mower, will regret that It Is among us no more, and be happy In knowing that the reward of the Innocent will be her lot on the shore where angels dwell. Interment will be made at the Wal- dradt cemetery, near Louisville, Tues day afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the funeral services will be held in tho church nearby. Called to See Mr. Ferguson. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schlater were called to Louisville Monday to see Mr. John Ferguson, who recently fell from a load of hay and injured him self very badly, and the Journal fears Its old frlcn- Is In a more serious con dition than was anticipated. We hope not," but will hear from him as soon as Mr. and Mrs. Schlater reach his home. W. L. Cooper left last Monday for riattsmouth, where he succeeds Thos. Kempster as storekeeper. This Is our loss and Tlattsmouth's gain, for Mr. Cooper l not only efficient In his work, but Is a pleasant man to meet and one who finds many friends wherever he goes. Havelock Messenger. The Seediest Watermelon. The seedless watermelon is on the market, and while It Is too late to raise them for this year we will through the courtesy of an exchange let you on to the procedure for their propagation: "These watermelons came from New Mexico, and the process of reaching the condition is thus described: 'Af ter the vine has grown four or five feet in length, the end Iscovcred with earth. When this end takes root it is cut loose from the old root and the early blossoms are pulled. Melons grown from the second blooms are seedless.' Such Is the prescription, arid It would seem to be worth trying next year by those who covet a desir able result." Lay this receipt aside for a trial next season. It seems worth trying. Walter Ed.mind Denton. Walter Edmund Dcnson, a young man just budding into manhood, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Dcnson, at 3 o'clock Sunday morning, after an Illness of about seven weeks. On the 12th day of last June the young man passed hlsr.'th birthday. A few days previous to his confine ment the deceased was engaged in picking bis teeth with a piece of what is termed Fox-tall grass, and swal lowed a small portion of the same. In a few moments ho became deathly sick and began to vomit. From that date he has been gradually growing worse until relieved by death. He was an inveterate smoker of cigar ettes, and was scarcely ever seen on the streets without one In his mouth, and his relatives and the attending physician believe that this was the true cause of his death. It the cx ccsslve use of cigarettes Is the cause of the young man's death, which sccras to be the case, the dcmlso of the young man should prove a warning to many other young men In riattsmouth who arc addicted to the habit, or who Wounds, Bruises and Burnt. By applying an antiseptic dressing to wounds, bruises, burns and like in juries before lnllamation sets in, they may be healed without maturation and in about one-third the time re quired by the old treatment. This Is the greatest discovery and triumph of modern surgery. Chamberlain's Fain Halm acts on this same principle. It Is an antlccptic and when applied to such Injuries, causes them to heal very quickly. It also allays the pain and soreness and prevents any danger of blood poisoning. Keep a bottle of Fain Balm In your home and it will save you time and money, not to men tion the lnconvciiici.ee and suffering such injuries entail. For sale by F. G. Frlcke Si Co. and D'Ment. will Fill the Bill. At the democratic county conven tion held at riattsmouth Wednesday Frank Massle, of Mt. Fleasant pre cinct, was nominated as one of the representatives. Mr. Massle will do credit to himself and his party if elected to tho position. Nehawka Register. I can sell you lands In South Dakota In tho best part of tho state as cheap as anybody. See Falter.