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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY LM, 1907.
JOTTINGS FOB THE JOLLY
ttort Paragraphs Prepared antf htrlolsel
Far tbi Readers ef the Journal.
A Lazt Man's Letter.
I'm In A 10 lrr m(xl 2 flay
And tiH-l iMM'tl. J:
4 fun I'll Just oft a linf:
A. st-nU It Off I;.
I'm snrry you'vf Ixmti 6 lonjr:
Won't It tlisronsnl h:
Kiit. tx-ar your ills with 4.'1-
A: tln-y won't m so irr .
The flatterer Is never a bore.
Genius occasionally wears clothes
Nothing hurts a conceited man like
Killing time is the assassination of
Struggling to yet rich quick keeps
rr.any a man poor.
A hypocrite is a man who prays with
his fingers crossed.
Any fool can catch on but it takes a
wise man to let go. .
A warm heart isn't always associat
ed with soft hands.
Occasionally you meet a wise man
who looks otherwise.
Some men are forever mistaking
notoriety for some one.
When members of sl family quarrel
a lot of truth leaks out.
No one who starts out to hunt
trouble has use for a gun.
Each wrinkle on a woman's brow
represents an experience.
If a man is easily bought it's difficult
to make him stay bought.
Time is money to the woman who
has a mania for shopping.
Anything that is worth while Is
worth more or less money.
Every woman likes to be considered
an authority on social affairs.
Even busy men are never too busy to
stop and look at a dog fight.
Once In a great while a cook gets
contrary and refuses to quit.
A child's first impression is usually
made by the paternal slipper.
A coward is a man who knows he is
wrong and refuses to admit it.
Old bachelors are men who have
given marriage a serious thought.
Don't borrow trouble. If you have
the habit that bad, borrow money.
A man's idea of a silly woman is one
who laughs at another man's jokes.
Opportunity makes the man after
the man has made the opportunity.
But silence isn't necessarily golden;
a talker may have something to say.
Many a crooked man has all the out
ward appearance of being straight.
Old age is the evening of life, but
second childhood is the next morning.
Lots of men would sacrifice principle
to success and consider it dirt cheap.
A married man is always telling of
the fun he had when he was a bachelor.
It's hard for the girl who throws
herself at a man's head to make a bit.
A bachelor's idea of a clever woman
is one who can induce him to propose.
Some people are never pleased unless
they are displeased about something
An opportunity is a good bit like a
wasp. You must know bow to grasp it.
One of the things that don't come
to the baldbeaded man who waits is
How the average woman does enjoy
seeing some other woman get it in the
Some self made men give the Im
pression that they hate cheated them
selves. Matrimony supplies alot of material
for the joke writers, yet marriage is
Facts are stubborn things, but they
don't seem to bother the historical
Don't judge a man harshly. You
might want to borrow money of him
The things that make life worth
living are generally the things other
The reason why so many people are
so uninteresting is that tl!eir habits
are mostly second-hand.
The woman who looks as though she
had a secret sorrow is always interest
ing till she tries to tell it to you.
Political grafters have the ancient
alchemists beaten a block when it
comes to turning brass into gold.
There is nothing on earth or in the
air above so completely satisfied with
itself as the modern Miss of sixteen.
And occasionally we hear of a man
getting on his feet again just as
though he had been walking on his
The man who Is too foolish to do
anything for the good of his town Is
working against himself more than
any of the other citizens.
THE STATE VETS ORGANIZED
Dr. A. P. Barnes Elected President of
Association at Enthusiastic Meet
ing Held in Lincoln.
After several days spent in Lincoln
on business connected with the new
law that the veterinary surgeons are
desirous of getting passed by the pres
ent legislature, Dr. A. P. Barnes re
turned home Friday night, feeling very
jubilant, and more than repaid for
the time devoted to the work. The
veterinary surgeons from all over the
state were in attendance at an enthu
siastic meeting held at the Capital
Hotel, Tuesday evening, for the pur
pose of perfecting a permanent or
ganization. The Nebraska State Vet
erinary Association was organized
with the following otlicers:
President Dr. A. P. Barnes of
Vice-President Dr. B. E. Beeves
Secretary and Treasurer Dr. B. E.
Lorimer of Friend.
The state association of equine
medics heartily endorsed Senate File
No. 63, by Hollbrook, as an excellent
measure, and named a committee con
sisting of Drs. Barnes, Beeves and
Wilson to look after the passage of
this bill, and such other work as may
further the interests of the organi
zation. Dr. Barnes is well pleased with the
results of the trip to Lincoln, and In
forms us that the association is of the
opinion that the measure Introduced
in the present legislature for the re
lief and protection of the state veter
inarians will be favoratly and unani
mously received. Another meeting
of the association will be held in Sep
tember. Annual Report of County Treasurer.
The county treasurer's office is busy
this week preparing the annual report,
which will be sent to the state treas
urer. From this report, several facts
are gleaned, that will be of interest to
the taxpayers of Cass county. The
amount of the general school fund is
$20,081.40, that of the bridge fund is
$7,329.73, the road fund is $10,567.50
and the district school fund $28,945.08.
The total collection for the year, not
including the miscellaneous collections
amounts to 3235,050.88. The state's
share of these collections amounts to
$47,928.20. In addition to the above
collections $3,30i have been collected
on the school lai is.
Mrs. John Pearce Very III.
Word reached here Saturday that
Mrs. John Pearce of Lincoln, was dan
gerously ill with pneumonia, and that
her recovery was extremely doubtful.
Mr. and Mrs. Pearce formerly resided
in Plattsmouth, where to know them
was to become a friend, and their
many friends regret Mrs. Pierce's ill
ness. All unite in one continuous
prayer that she may recover. Being a
very large, robust lady, and having a
strong constitution, this may be in
her favor. The Journal hopes for her
Organize Singing Class.
A crowd of young people met with
Mrs. Mae Morgan, Monday evening,
January 21, tor the purpose organizing
a siDging class. The meeting was call
ed to order by Bev. Zink and the offic
ers were elected as follows: President
Cecil Thomas; Vice President Bay
Barker; Secretary Minnie Fry; Treas
urer Jesse Perry. There were four
teen present. Mrs. Morean was select
ed as chairman of the committee to
buy books. The . temporary name is
the "Sight Beading Class." We de
cided to meet once a week at 7:30 at
the Christian church, and take one
term of lessons, a term consisting of
twelve lessons. All young people wish
ing to join this class are cordially in
vited to come next Monday evening.
No More Groceries.
The Retailers Journal announces
that the grocery department of the
big mail order house of Sears, Roe
buck & Co. at Chicago will probably
be discontinued owine to falliDg off in
business and the stringency of the
pure food law, which prohibits the
sale of cheap adulterated edibles usu
ally handled by those big houses, nere
is a lesson for mail order house pat
rons. It shows clearly that they have
been selling their country patrons
cheap adulterated foods. But thanks
to the pure food law, they can no
longer swindle the people with their
cheap nastiness. The home dealer
would not dare sell the cheap stuff to
his patrons that the mail order houses
puts off on their customers. If be did
he'd soon be out of business.
In the county judge's office marriage
licenses were issued to the following
couples Friday: Herman F. Luetchens,
aged 24, Wabash, and Louise A.
Schweppe, aged 24, also of Wabash:
LelandCoon, aged 32. Wabash, and
Nellie D. Cunningham, aged 29, of
Elm wood; Ed. Heil, aged 23, and Mag
gie Hennings, aged 21, both of Cedar
BURLINGTON MAY BE WINNER
Fast Mail Business May Remain in the
Custody of Kill's Big System.
A special from Chicago, under date
of January 19, says: "The bitter fight
which has been waged for nearly two
months for the transcontinental mail
business between Chicago and Omaha
by the Bock Island and the Burlington
roads apparently has been won by the
latter. The fourth assistant postmas
ter general has notified the Bock Is
land officials that the department has
transferred to the Bock Island's new
train all the mails possible under ex
"This message was in reply to one
sent directly by President B. L. Win
chell of the Bock Island to the fourth
assistant postmaster general asking if
he was aware that the Bock Island has
established a new train between Chi
cago and Omaha, which would facili
tate the transcontinental mails in a
large territory several hours and save
the government a great deal of money.
"The reply of the postoffice depart
ment is not taken as final by the Bock
Island, which proposes to carry the
fight to a definite conclusion. The
new mail train, officials say, has been
making its schedule regularly, and the
government has been shown where
more than $290,000 can be saved annu
ally by transferring the mails at En
glewood to the Bock Island instead of
bringing them into Chicago and turn
ing them over to the Burlington.
"Under every precedent established
by the department, it is claimed, the
mail should be diverted to the Bock
Island'snewtrain. President Winchell
proposes to pursue the fight until he
either gets the mail or forces the gov
ernment to make a special ruling
which is contrary to all rulings hereto
fore made where it has been shown
that mails can be facilitated by a new
"The Burlington officials have stat
ed to the government that if the mail
is diverted they will take off at least
two of their fast mail trains between
here and the Missouri river. It is ar
gued that if the mails are to be divert
ed every time a new route is formed
the Burlington will not take much
pains to put on new trains to assist the
Falls From Moving Train.
The following appeared in the Oma
ha Bee this morning, as a special from
Plattsmouth under date of Sunday:
"George Shimp, who resides in the
vicinity of Murray, is strongly opposed
to paying railroad fare. Saturday he
decided to take a trip to Omaha, so be
climbed on the blind baggage without
being seen by the eagle eyes of the
conductor, and would doubtless have
reached bis destination in safety bad
he not loaded himself up with numer
ous highballs and other fancy drinks
before starting. As the train was
nearing Oreapolis a man in the bag
gage car saw him fall and thought
there wasn't a bit of doubt but what
the man bad been ground to pieces by
the wheels of the car. When the train
reached Oreapolis the alarm was given
and a crowd of men started down the
track, expecting to find Shimp's life
less and mutilated body. They had
not gone far until they met a man
coming towards them who looked as
though he had been run through a
threshing machine. It was Shimp,
and in a maudlin manner he was cus
sing the railroad company for main
taining such a rough track. How he
escaped instant death is a wonder,
but he declared that he wasn't hurt a
Mayfield Back in Omaha.
The Omaha World-Herald says: Eu
gene O. Mayfield has been made busi
ness manager of the World-Herald.
He comes to relieve Mr. Hitchcock, in
view of the latter's election to con
gress. Mr. Mayfield is now manager
of the Westean Newspaper Union's
business at St. Louis. He left the
World-Herald two or three years ago
after being on the editorial staff for
many years and became manager of
the Western Newspaper union at
Kansas City and was then transferred
to St. Louis, as a promotion."
Twenty pr cent oft en furs a
CONDEMN ACTION OF BOARD
Forty Prosperous Farmers Dissatisfied
With Superintendent of Poor Farm.
COMPLAINTS FILED WITH COUNTY CLERK
Remonstrance Signed by Taxpayers Pro
testing Against Appointment Made
by County Commissioners.
From the fact that a remonstrance,
signed by forty prosperous and well
known citizens and taxpayers residing
in the vicinity of the county poor
farm, was filed with the county clerk
today it would seem that the re-appointment
of A. Bouse as superinten
dent of the above institution does not
meet with their approval.
On the 4th of December,1906, a com
plaint against Superintendent Bouse
was made to the county commissioners
by M. Sulser, L. Schultz and S. L.
Thomas, who charged that the farm
is not being run in a proper manner,
"First Keeping stcck on the farm
that does not belong to the county
and feed same.
"Second Keeping relatives over a
reasanable time who neither belong
there nor are inmates of said farm.
"Third Last spring the paupers
done most of the work and the ground
was not properly taken care of and
not raising enough feed to supply farm.
"Fourth He uses but one of the two
teams to do farm work, the other he
uses exclusively for a driving team.
"Fifth Paupers complain of having
but two meals a day on Sunday, and
the old folks cannot subsist on this."
The above complaint was examined
by the county board, and, as sufficient
charges were not made or sustained,
the re-appointment of Mr. Bouse as
superintendent was made, but this
aroused the displeasure of the farmers
living in the vicinity of the poorfarm,
and now it looks as if they were de
termined to oust Mr. Bouse from his
The following is a copy of the re
monstrance signed by forty prosperous
and well known farmers, residing in
the vicinity of the county poor farm,
filed with the county clerk today:
"We, the undersigned, residents,
citizens and taxpayers of Cass county,
Nebraska, do hereby condemn and pro
test against the action of the board of
county commissioners of said Cass
county in not investigating, consider
ing, hearing and passing upon the
written protest and complaint of M.
Sulser, Li. Schultz and S. L. Thomas,
whom we know to be honorable citi
zens and taxpayers, which protest and
complaint was filed on December 4th,
1906, against the appointment of A.
Bouse as superintendent or overseer
of the county poor farm for the com
ing year, charging corrupt acts of ex
travagance on the part of said Bouse
and which ordinary honesty ought to
dictate that a thorough investigation
was necessary in order to prevent pub
lic money from being wrongfully used
"We do hereby endorse the action
of said M. Sulser, L. Schultz and S. L.
Thomas in protesting and complaining
against said appointment for we fully
believe that said county farm has
been conducted in the past few years
by said Bouse in an improper, imprac
tical and extravagant manner by un
necessarily expending large sums of
money, and that such extravagant and
unnecessary waste of money has tended
to add materially to the already bur
densome taxes that the people are re
quired to pay: August Stohlman,
Joseph Vetesnik, W. M. Barker, W.
H. Isbell, W. n. Scott, D. F. Taylor,
J. L. Tritsch, Henry Born, L. Leiner,
Ed. II. Tritsch, A. C Tulene, Fred
Kehne, Adam Kurtz, Martin Steppet,
Adam Stoehr, John Schaefer, Geo.
Born, Wm. Starkjohn, Theo. Stark-
john, Geo. J. Halmes, H. II. Harger,
S. BaldwiD, John Hirz, Louie Born,
Philip Born, Wm. II. Tritsch, Peter
Halmes.August Steppat, W. G. Schultz,
August Nolting, W. C. Noxen. Adam
C F. Nord, Henry Hirz, T. E. Todd,
Emil Walters, Fred F. Guenther and
D. L. Majors."
Attached to the above remonstrance
were three letters from Mr. Bouse to
each of the gentlemen who made the
complaint to the county board against
the superintendent of the poor farm.
These missives are sluring and taunt
ing and of a boastful turn, intended,
as it were, for a dig in the ribs of
"Thomas & Co.," but it would seem
that the author had reckoned without
his hosts and was not aware of the en
mity that exists In the neighborhood
of the county farm.
Ice Harvest is On.
The cold, snappy weather of Satur
day and Sunday was hailed with de
light by the ice men, as meant for
them to get busy. The local harvest
of ice was instituted early this morn
ing, the cutting apparatus and other
fixtures being taken to a point about
two miles northwest of the city, where
Col. McMacken bad selected a place
to begin operations.
His Residence in Cass County and Re
moval to Lincoln in 1892.
The Sunday State Journal refers
further to the late William L. Browne,
who died at his home in that city on
Wednesday evening, January 10, 1907:
"William L. Browne, who died sud
denly on Wednesday last, at hi3home,
450 North Sixteenth street, was born
In Ohio October 15, 1852. While he
was quite small his parents moved to
Huntington, Ind., where he lived un
til about thirty-five years ago, when
he. moved to Nebraska, locating at
Plattsmouth. In Plattsmouth lr.
Browne was. engaged in railroading.
Later he taught school in Cass county
and studied law while teaching. His
school teaching ceased when he was
elected county clerk of Cass county.
After serving as clerk he was admitted
to the bar and began the practice of
law in Plattsmouth.
"By hard work he accumulated a
good deal of property and became in
terested in manufacturing interests In
the town. During the hard times he
met with reverses and lost much that
be bad acquired. Later he acted as
title examiner for the Lombard In
vestment company, having charge in
particular of the Lincoln and Omaha
branches of the concern.
"In 1892 he moved to Lincoln, where
he acted as title examiner for B. E.
Moore. Of late years he has been in
terested in fraternal insurance, being
at the time of his death chairman of
the executive board of the Western
Bees. The greater part of his time in
the last two years has been devoted to
his work as an attorney and to his in
terests in coal lands in Kentucky and
"All who knew him speak in most
eloquent terms of those traits of his
character which endeared him to
them. Of a jovial disposition he was
kind and charitable to all of his
friends. In the practice of law he
never considered the ability of the
client to pay but gave of his best ser
vices to all who came to him. He often
helped those who were sick or in
trouble, giving time and thought with
out recompense. Whatever he under
took was done in his best manner and
was completed before he felt that be
could leave it. He was intensely demo
cratic. When appealed toby a younger
man for advice or assistance, be gave
both freely. One of his chief aims in
life was to be 'square' with all whom
he had dealings. One of his mottoes
was 'Worth not wealth.' He was an
interesting talker and made fun
wherever he went.
"He was fond of his children, and
often expressed the wish that he
might spend his time at home with
them. He denied himself many pleas
ures that he might provide for them
the better. He left seven children as
follows: John B., an attorney in Indi
ana; Frank G., a farmer in the same
state; Elizabeth J. of Denton; George,
Matilda, Warren and Paul P., all of
Out of Fire Into the Pan.
Food don't digest? Because the
stomach lacks some one of the essen
tial digestants or the digestive juices
are not properly balanced. Then, too,
it is this undigested food that causes
sourness and painful indigestion.
Kodol For Indigestion should be used
for relief. Kodol is a solution of vege
table acids. It digests what you eat,
and corrects the deficiencies of the di
gestion. Kodol conforms to the Na
tional Pure Food and Drug Law. Sold
here by F. G. Fricke & Co.
Buy Land In Kansas.
The party of prosperous farmers and
prominent business men who went to
Kansas about a week ago to inspect
the real estate of Trego county, return
ed home Sunday. Among these
to purchase land in that section were:
Judge II. D. Travis, Carl Fricke, Fred
G. Egenberger and Mrs. M. A. Street.
Every one of the party was most en
thusiastic about the real estate in the
vicinity of Wa-Keeney, and many of
those who did not purchase during the
trip, have signified their Intention of
doing so in the near future.
TROUBLE AMONG ICE MEN
McMaken & Son and John Schiappacasse
Lay Claim to Same Territory.
THE LATTER GETS OUT AN INJUNCTION
Restraining McMakens From Interfering
With Harvest of Ice on the Field
From Which He Was Ejected.
The dissension which arose MonJ
day, when two of the local ice dealers
attempted to harvest the long awaited
for ice crop from the same province.
culminated Tuesday in the filing
of injunction proceedings by John
Schiappacasse, through his attorney,
A. L. Tidd, against Henry C. and
As the result of this instrument,
filed in the district clerk's office, an
order was issued by County Judge II.
D. Travis, in the absence of District
Judge Jessen, restraining the defend
ants from interfering with the plain
tiff or his employes in the harvest,
hauling and storage of ice. Sheriff
Quinton was dispatched to the scene
of the trouble to serve notice of the
order upon the defendants.
The papers filed in the case are to
the effect that John Schiappacasse,
the plaintiff, who is engaged in the
manufacture of icecream, will suffer
irreparable loss and damages if he is
not permitted to proceed with the
cutting of the ice. The plaintiff fur
ther alleges that the defendants forci
bly drove him from cutting ice on a
slough on the southwest quarter of
the northwest quarter of section 7,
township 12, and range 14. The said
slough is west of the main channel or
the Missouri river and almost due
east of the pump house. The petition
also states that the defendants are in
solvent, and are not the owners or
lease holders to the disputed property,
which consists of a strip 50x200 feet.
The hearing on the petition to per
petually enjoin the defendants from
interfering with the plaintiffs in the
harvest of ice, is set for the 25th of
The defendants, McMakens, have
retained Attorney A. J. Beeson, to
appear in their behalf, and it is under
stood that a motion to dissolve the in
junction will be made before Judge.
Jessen in Nebraska City today.
The trouble between the ice men
has been the source of much interest
to many of our citizens, who feared
that measures would be employed
which would tie up the ice harvest,
and result in the loss of the crop
which may be the only one that can
be obtained this winter. A force of
men under Joe McMaken began cut
ting ice this morning and in a short
time many loads of ice will he passing
up Main street to the storage places.
Brother Burns Out.
Clarence Whitaker, in the employ of
August Gorder, received a telephone
message from Craig, Neb., this morn
ing, informing him that his brother's
store building and contents was burned
to the ground last night by fire. His
brother, II. W. Whitaker, carried on
the harness and implement business,
and his family lived overhead. Noth
ing whatever was saved except his
books and accounts. In the basement
of the building was a barber shop, and
in some manner the lamp for heating
water was upset, igniting the build
ing, which is frame, to such an extent
that it was impossible to save it. The
building and contents were insured,
but to what extent Clarence was not
advised. Clarence departed for Craii;
cn the afternoon train.
Plattsmouth Man Honored.
A special from Iowa City, Iowa,
contains the following: "The Cath
olic Workmen of America closed its
annual national convention here to
day. Joseph Jirousek of Plattsmouth,
cb., was elected president. The next
meeting place will be LaCrosse. Wis.
There was considerable of a contest
over the selection of the next meeting
place, but LaCrosse won out over a
half dozen cities."
Coming Events of the High School.
The arrangements have been com
pleted by Supt. E. L. Bouse and Prin
cipal Strickland for holding a joint de
bate with Wahoo at that place on the
22d of February.
A game between the Netraska Citv
girls' basket ball team and the girls
basket ball team of this city, is ho
scheduled to take place at Platt-rvouth
on the 15th of February.
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