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CUT ICE WHILE SAND BLOWS
River is Scene ct Much Activity in Vicin
ity of Harvest Fie I d .
ONLY ONE ACCIDENT HAS OCCURRED
Ice Houses of Merchants Are Rapidly Be
ing Filled by Steady Streams of
Wagon Loads of Ice.
Through the kindness of the local
ice king, H. C. McMaken, a represen
tative of the Journal was enabled to
visit the ice field Friday and observe
the manner in which the harvest of
ice is being carried on by an active
force of men, teams and wagons.
The cutting Is in progress on a
slough about a mile northwest of the
Burlington depot, and with the cold,
biting wind, laden with sand, the work
of loading the wagons from a platform
is being pushed rapidly along. The
ice men report that the sand blew so
fiercely yesterday that it was with ex
treme ditliculty that one could see far
thcr than half a block.
Besides interfering with the work
the sand is drifting upon the ice and
leaving it in a bad condition. This
ditliculty is overcome by the use of a
planer, which is employed to remove
the debris that collects upon the ice.
The province from which the ice is
being secured is about forty feet wide
and includes about one thousand feet
north and south. It is estimated that
e.ght hundred tons will be obtained
from the present cutting, and with
continued cold weather like we have
had Tor the past few day3, the icemen
say that anothercropwill be harvested
from this territory.
Only one accident has occurred so
far in the labor incidental to cutting
the ice, and that happened yesterday
when Joe McMaken got on a thin piece
of ice with the cutter. The man, horse
and cutting apparatus were precipi
tated into about four feet of icy wa
ter, but they were soon rescued, and
the participant of the cold bath
brought to town to receive dry cloth
ing. The ice being harvested at present
is being hauled to the cold storage
buildings of F. G. Egenberger, Ed.
Donat, Philip Thierolf and other
merchants of our city, with whom Mc
Maken & Sons have made contracts for
ice. After these have received the
reiulred amount of ice the ice houses
of McMaken & Son will be filled.
Miller to be Buried Here.
The remains of the late John Miller,
the husband of Miss Jessie Lane, for
merly of this city, will be brought
here for burial. The body will arrive
from South Omaha on Burlington
train No. 4 tomorrow morning, and
will be taken directly to the Oak Hill
cemetery, where short services will be
conducted by Rev. .I.E. Houlgate.
Plattsmouth Should be Represented.
President II. M. Bushnell of the as
sociation of commercial clubs of Ne
braska, has sent out a preliminary cir
cular to all of the clubs of the state
asKing that representatives be sent to
the annual meeting in Lincoln Feb.
11 and 12. In a short time he will send
out the program which is in processor
making. Mr. Bushnell hopes tc have
a large number of the Commercial club
workers at the convention.
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The BanK of Cass County
Capital Stock S-'0,000, Surplus $15,000
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irme'.e. 1're. Jacob T:
T. M. Patterson. Cash.
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Entertained at Elster Home.
In response to invitations to an
evening at cards, a very pleasant
gathering occurred Thursday at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Elster
The evening was devoted to progres
sive high-live, which produced much
socialbility, and resulted in Mrs
Swearingen carrying off the honors.
At a welcome hour refreshments
were served by the hostess assisted by
Miss Gretcben Donnelly and Miss
Alice Sullivan. Those to enjoy the
delightful evening were: Messers and
Mesdames Fred Murphy, Dr. E. W.
Cook, Dr. E. D. Cummins, D. C. Mor
gan, T. M. Patterson, J. IT. Donnelly,
Fred Morgan, II. E. Weidman, C. G.
Fricke, W. A. Swearingen, C. M.
Parker. Misses Maude Mason, Julia
Herman, Alice Sullivan, and Dr. J. S.
THE STATE SCHOOL TAX
E. B. Cowles of Jefferson County Hits the
Nail Right Square on the Head.
In a special correspondence to the
Lincoln Journal, Mr. E. B. Cowles, of
Fairbury, makes the following square
and fair proposition in reference to the
state school tax, which, under the cir
cumstances, should meet the approba
tion of every taxpayer, in Cass county
Why not abolish the state school tax
of one-half mill? Let the tax be voted
by the school district, and let it be ex
pended in that district. Under the
statute which is now in force the
money raised by this half mill is paid
to the county treasurer, who pays it
to the state treasurer, who, twice a
year pays it back, more or less of it, to
the county treasurer of the district,
forty cents for each pupil. If it was
added to the district tax it would take
the same course that other district
funds take, being paid by the county
to the district, and the trip to the
state treasurer and cold storage for
from one to six months would be
Under the present application of
red tape law some counties gain while
others lose. Adams county, being long
on children, receives $f50 more than
she pays, while Cass county pays $680
more than she receives. If Governor
Sheldon and other taxpayers in Cass
county know of any good reason for
contributing to the support of schools
in Adams county now is the time to
Lancaster county is a gainer to the
amount of $600, while Saunders is a
loser to the amount of $900. Douglas
gains $1,000, while Cheyenne, at the
other end of the state, loses $4C0.
If the statute which provides for
this state school tax is repealed the
money which is raised through it, say
$160,000 a year, can be applied toother
purposes. There is a move for a tax
to replace that part of the permanent
school fund which evaporated while
Bartley was treasurer. The state board
of agriculture must make some im
provements on the fair grounds. More
room is needed at the insane asylums.
Let the half mill go to pay for these
items and the state tax of seven mills
need not be increased. The school
districts can easily raise what funds
they need by taxation.
Sells More Fine Cattle.
L. S. Wiles, breeder of Red Polled
cattle, west of town, shipped out an
other lot this week. Henry Hendrick
son of St. Edwards, Boone county,
Neb., after inspecting other breeds,
finally came to the wise conclusion
that the Bed Polled were the money
makers, and purchased of Mr. Wiles
one bull and three heifers, He has
had several visitors from different sec
tions of the state recently, who will
probably invest in a starter of the cel
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HAPPILY UNITED IN WEDLOCK
Miss LotJia M. Pollard, of Nehawka, and
Mr. Harvey E. Shotweli of Seattle,
IS SISTER OF CONGRESSMAN POLUR
A Large Number of Invited Guests Witness
the Happy Event.
At 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, at
the famous apple farm of Isaac Pol
lard, near Nehawka, occurred the mar
riage of Miss Lottie M. Pollard and
Mr. Harvey E. Shotweli. The bride
is a daughter of Mr. Isaac Pollard, one
of the earlier pioneer citizens of Cass
county, a sister of Congressman E. M
Pollard, a cousin of George L. Sheldon
present governor of Nebraska, and has
a host of friends in eastern Nebraska
The groom is Harvey E. Shotweli, for
many years connected with the engi
neerlng department of the city of
Seattle and owner of a valuable fruit
ranch in the Wenatchee country in
northern Washington. He was also a
student of the Nebraska state univer
sity in the eighties. The following in
referance to the happy event is taken
from the Lincoln Journal:
"Many friends and relatives assem
bled at Nehawka to witnesss the cere
mony, including all near relatives ex
cept Congressman Pollard and Gover
nor Sheldon, who were not able to be
presant. From Lincoln were present
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Seeley, Mrs. L. E
Seeley, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Allen, Mrs
H. B. Sawyer, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bar
rett. From Nehawka, besides rela
tlves, were Mr. and Mrs. D. C. West
Mrs. Kate Mussetter, sister of the
groom, was present from University
Place. The ring ceremony was per
formed by Chancellor Aylsworth of
Cother university. The Lohengrin
wedding march was played by Mrs
Wilcox, and the bride, carrying white
carnations and hyacinths, came at
tended by Mrs. Hattie Barnum and
Mrs. pjmma wallaee, her sisters, as
matrons of honor. Preceding the
march, Miss Laverna Barnum, a niece,
saug "Mignon" very errectiveiy. Alter
the marriage, dinner was served to
the entire company by Miss Laverna
Barnum and Miss Charlotte Pollard,
assisted bv Misses Harriet Wallace,
Gladys West, Isadore Sheldon and
"The bride wore a traveling cos
tume of gray chiffon broadcloth and a
flower hat of violets and roses. The
room decorations were pinkand white
"A large number of wedding presents
were received, consisting or silver
pieces, cut glass and china.
"Tuesday evening a two-course chaf
ng dish lunch was served to the J. S.
club in honor of the bride-to-be at the
home of Miss Leona Pollard, and
Wednesday evening Mrs. D. C. West
was hostess at a pre-nuptial kitchen
shower to Miss Lottie Pollard. The
parlors were festooned with pink and
white crepe paper, with heart decora
tions in the dining room where a three
course luncheon was served.
A merry party oi mends accom
panied the couple from Nehawka to
Lincoln, where they took the night
train for Seattle."
A healthy man is a king in his own
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That is just what you are
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body requires this unconscious
period for repair -work; with
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tired, worn-out, nervous, ex
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tite, or other ailments caused
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and strengthens the nerves,
and brings sweet, refreshing,
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"I had a severe spoil of fever, which
left ir.e in a very weak condition and
very nervous. I had severe Fpell3 of
headache and neuralgia, and could
sU-cp but very little. Kvery effort that
was made to recover my ftrenh was
of no avail until I heervm taking Dr.
lliles' Kestorative- Jservin. After I
corrmenced to take the Kervine my
sleep was profound nnd restful, and
the pains In my- head, as well as th
neuralgia rains, left me to a certaia
extent and I prew gradually better."
MRS. E. K. GIIHERTSON".
S21 Berylaa Ave., Bclvidere, Ills.
Dr. Miles' Nervine is sold by your
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Miles Medical Co Elkhart, Ind
His Conscience Hurt Him.
About, a week ago, a pair of walking
I iMii, iieitmgir'K to v raiiK .ivouooa me
I I janitor of the Court house, was stolon
j from the basement of that building by
I some sneak thief whose conscience has
'since got busy with such effect that
I Frank yesterday received an envelope
j containing two SI bills, and a short
note saying, "i'lease lind enclosed
money lor slioes." '1 Jus brier missive
was signed "Yours Truly," but just
who that persoa is, Frank has not
fully decided. The timely remittance
from the possessor of the missing pro
perty, was very gratifying, and Frank
is glad to know that the party is
pleased with the borrowed foot gear,
but hopes that the fellow will feel
well enough satisfied with the shoes,
to make another remittance and thus
refund Frank with the purchase price
TELEPHONE MEN WERE LOST
Some of the Delegates at a Loss to Know
Just Where They Were At.
The following from the Lincoln
Journal, gives further proceedings of
the meeting of the Nebraska indepen
dent telephone association, which is
in session in that city this week:
"The delegates of the Nebraska in
dependent telephone association found
themselves in a peculiar predicament
yesterday morning, when in the midst
of electing officers, several delegates
arose on a point of information, ask
ing the name of the association con
vened. The chair announced that the
Nebraska independent telephone asso
ciation was in session, and immedi
ately a large number of delegates be
gan to start for the door. The chair
then announced that he might have
been mistaken. The retreating dele
gates hesitated long enough to inform
the assembly that they belonged to
the state telephone traffic association
and had nothing to do with the elec
tion of the Nebraska independent tele
phone association's officers.
"After several heated discussions.
the two associations became disentan
gled, and then dissolved into the one
association, all the members of the
traffic association being members of
the telephone association, and the
election of officers was peacefully re
sumed. 'The election of officers for the Ne
braska independent telephone associa
tion resulted as follows: President,
F. II. Woods of Lincoln; vice presi
dent, W. S. Clapp of Kearney; secretary-treasurer,
R. E. Mattison of Lin
coln; all being re-elected by a unani
mous vote. The members of the
executive committee elected are F. II.
Woods and li. E. Mattison of Lincoln;
C. J. Garlow of Columbus; "W. E. Bell
of York; T. II. Pollock of Plattsmouth.
It was decided that the members of
the executive committee of the traffic
association be composed of all the
members of the independent associa
tion committee with the addition of
C. W. Bartlet of Fairbury and Warren
Pratt of Kearney. After a lengthy
discussion the question of publishing
a monthly bulletin was referred to
the executive, which was also in
structed to determine the date of the
"At the opening of the afternoon
session, C. J. Garlow of Columbus pre
sented an amendment to the constitu
tion that was adopted. Two clauses
pertaining to the membership fee of
honorary members and the salary of
the members of the executive commit
tee while in session, brought forth
many heated discussions. The fee of
the former was raised and the salary
of the latter decreased.
"After the appointment of the com
mittee on legislation, the convention
adjourned. Following the adjourn
ment of the meeting of the assembly,
tne executive Doara met and re-em
ployed R. E. Mattison as secretary for
the ensuing year.
"The committee appointed on iegis-
ation is T. E. Parmele. Plattsmouth
Killarney, Auburn; E. II. Towle,
Falls City; R. A. Duff, Nebraska City;
Albert Allen, Shelton; John Barsbey,
Geneva; J. A. Bothwell, Ilebron; C.
W. Minemodier, Tobias; C. J. Garlow,
Columbus; G. J. "Woods, Lincoln; J. II.
Ritchie, Seward; W. U. Camran, Be
atrice; W. A. Garrison, Blue Hill; A.
Brown, David City; J. E. Smith,
lumboldt; J. n. York, Howard: W.
E. Shipley, Hooper; C. P. Avery, Ed
gar; U. ail, Arlington: I. D. Clarke,
apillion: F. M. Currie, Broken Eow;
Fred Soke, Hildreth: A. R. Morris.
lue Springs: II. II. Hawkins, Dubois:
E. C. Hansen, Fairbury; I. Walton,
Blair: R. E. Mattison. Lincoln."
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LEVELS TAKEN FOR NEW LINE
Surveyors for Intercrban Railway Secure
Estimates of Cost Along Routes.
HEAVY RAILS ORDERED FOR EXTENSION
Two Routes, One Up Platte Bottom, An
Other Up Holschuh Valley, West of
For t he past several days the officials
of the Omaha & Council Bluffs street
railway company have had a party of
surveyors in the field, looking over the
country from Fort Crook to Platts
mouth. The surveyors have been
busily engaged taking levels, in order
to make an estimate of the probable
cost of building the road over the
several routes that they have in view.
While in the vicinity of this city
they went over two routes for the pro
posed line from Fort Crook to this
city. One of these routes is out Wash
ington avenue, following that of the
old street railway line operated in this
city a dozen or more years ago, to a
point about two miles west of here.
From that point the line goes almost
directly north, up the Holschuh val
ley, until it reaches the Platte river,
which it crosses more than a mile
above the Burlington and Missouri
The other route, beginning at the
Burlington depot, takes up the Platte
river bottoms, east of the Burlington
tracks, and crosses the Platte river
only a short distance below the above
mentioned railroad bridges.
The surveyors who have had charge
of the work took the afternoon train
to Omaha, but they gave no hint in
regard to the probable route.
The railway company has ordered
1300 tons of rail for the new extension
which will be built early in the spring.
Large rails will be put down in nearly
every case, and no difficulty is antici
pated in securing enough rails, but it
is thought that some trouble will be
encountered in gettingother material.
How to Cure Chilblains.
'To enjoy freedom from chilblains,"
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burns, wounds, frost bites and skin
diseases. 25c at F. G. Fricke & Co.'s
A bill to make farmers trim their
hedge fences down to a height of five
feet occasioned much talk in commit
tee of the whole and was finally de
feated. It was urged that high hedges
keep the roads from drying and cause
snow to drift near them in winter.
The house of representatives.regard
less of party, went on record Thursday
morning as overwhelmingly favoring
an income tax law. The position of
the legislature developed on a resolu
tion introduced by Van Housen of Col
fax county to let congress and the Ne
braska delegation know what the
legislature here thinks about the mat
terandhow it stands with reference
to President Roosevelt's advocacy of
such a law.
A Dili to prohibit stealing rides or
attempting to steal lides on railroad
trains, introduced by Scudder and re
ported for passage, created a slight
commotion in the house this morning
The bill gives trainmen who catch
persons violating this law the right to
arrest them without the formality of
securing a warant. The bill was passed
in committee oi the wnoie with an
amendment giving only conductors
the right to make arrests under its
provisions. An attempt on the part
of Mr. Cone to secure an amendment
making railroads liable for damages
arising because of false arrest by their
The lawyers came in for another se
vere roasting in the senate Thursday
afternoon while the committee of the
whole was considering a bill by Wilcox
of Thayer, senate file No. 129, provid
ing that only attorneys shall be eligi
ble to the office of county judge in
counties of more than 15,000 popula
tion. Byrnes of Platte offered an
amendment raising the minimum of
population from 10,000 to 30,000 and
protested that in counties of less than
30,000 no attorney of recognized ability
could be induced to accept the position
for the small revenue derived there
from. The eloquence of the attorneys
failed to kill the amendment, but did
result in a motion by Wilson of Paw
nee to indefinitely postpone the bill,
which carried, killing the entire sub
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containing no opiates or poisons, which
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if not fully satisfied with results, your
money will be refunded. Sold by Ger
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A Good Democratic Daily.
To the people of this community e
heartily recommend the Kansas City
Daily i'ost as a newp;tper. It has the
strongest and Lest telegraphic service
of all t he pain ts in Kansas ( .'it v the
Hearst service. The Associated Press
reports have always been prejudicial
to the democratic party and readers
of democratic papers have not xeri
able to get at the true inwardness of
things, because the Associated Press
is dominated by republicans, who In
turn are dominated by the trusts.
The Hearst service Is free, fair and in
dependent. In market reports The Pose Is un
surpassed by any paper in the west.
Every detail is thorough and complete.
It is organizing a strong corps of
country correspondents who are gath
ering news for it and sending the Bame
la as specials. It is reliably demo
cratic, vigorous, conservative and
straightforward. The subscription
price of The Post is $2.50 a year by
mail. Therefore, all who want a
democratic dally that has for its motto:
"Hero's freedom to Mm I hat would trad.
Herv's fie-loin to lilrn Hint would wiilr.'1
will do well to subscribe for the Kan
sas City Post, Kansas City, Mo.
POLLARD'S TALE OF WOE
He Has, as Yet, Been finable to Gef Rid
of That $1,800.
According to a special from Wash
ington:, Congressman Pollard's efforts
to return $1,800 of unearned salary to
the treasury continue to give him woe.
Some newspaper recently printed
an item saying without any explana
tion and with no effort at humor, that
Congressman Pollard had Sl.soo to
give away and did not seem able to rid
himself of it. "That newspaper must
have circulation in every state in the
union," declares Mr. Pollard. "I have
had letters from most of the states
from people who are willing to relieve
me of my embarrassments. I have
had opportunity to endow libraries,
women's clubs, homes for the aged,
village improvement societies, to help
boys to get their education and to
assist worthy widows and orphans."
Meantime Mr. Pollard's bill to re
quire that hereafter salaries of mem
bers shall commence at the beginning
of their service only is getting small
attention in committee, though it is to
have a hearing next week. The judi
ciary committee has to date refused
utterly to consider his resolution ask
ing its option as to a method by which
he can get his $1,800 back into the
treasury. Everything indicates that
he will have to lug the money back to
Nebraska again at the end of the ses
sion. Medical Society Meets Here.
The Cass County Medical society
met in Louisville Wednesday at the
office of Dr. E. II. Worthman. The
attendance was very small on account
of there being so much sickness over
the county. Officers for the ensuing
year were elected as follows:
President Dr. J. B. Hungate.
Vice President Dr. T. P. Living
ston of Plattsmouth.
Secretary and Treasurer Dr. E. II.
Worthman of Louisville.
Delegate to meeting of State society
Dr. J. B. Hungate.
Alternate Delegate Dr E.H. Worth
man. Drs. Poynter and Orr of the Ne
braska State Medical society were
present and addressed the society, their
papers being of especial interest to
the members present.
The next meeting of the society will
be held at Weeping Water in April. -
Wise Counsel from the South.
"I want to give some valuable advice
to those who suffer with lame back and
kindey trouble," says J. R. Blacken
ship, of Beck, Tenn. "I have proved
to an absolute certainty that Electric
Bitters will positively cure this dis
tressing condition. The first bottle
gave me great relief and after taking
a few more bottles, I was completely
cured; so completely that it becomes a
pleasure to recommend this great
remedy." Sold under guarantee at F.
G. Fricke & Co.'s drug store. Priceooc.
Professor Gamble Walks.
County Superintendent Gamble was
in Louisville Thursday and Friday v -
iting the Louisville schools. He . .
also a pleasant caller at the Courier -fice,
in company with Principal Gain
Mr. Gamble tells us that he has be
trying a new method of locomof
during the present cold weather. 1
has left his team at home and is or,
ering the county on foot. Wednej-dv-
ie visited eight diffeient schools a- '
walked every step. He says befit -.
the exercise healthful, while the air is
stimulating and he doesn't mind it. a,
bit. Louisville Courier.
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