The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 07, 1907, Image 1

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Wlr will the iwoplp nw and ill,
Obtain their Im akfa-st oUV
Fame usually costs more than It Is
A tight men and a loose dog are
equally dangerous.
Graft often goes about disguised as
a business opportunity.
Experience teaches us how to make
other kinds of mistakes.
Some men are born leaders and most
women are born drivers.
A pauper pets more real enjoyment
out of life than a miser does.
Nature never made a mistake not
even when woman was created.
While man wants but little here be
low, he never gets quite enough.
A wife at home may be worse than
a breach ot promise suit in court.
When the young man courts an heir
ess he thinks his fortune is maid.
Sometimes a woman's face overdoes
it in the matter of telling her age.
Our idea of a selfish person is one
who is unable to remember a favor,
Many a woman trusts her husband
because she doesn't know as much as
she might.
A girl always tests her first engage
ment ring by trying to write her name
on a pane of glass.
Some men are horn great, but the
majority don't even have greatness
thrust upon them.
It sometimes happens that when an
actor finds things coming his way he
tries to dodge them.
If you can't send your best girl one
of those S2 valentines, don't be guilty
of sending her any at all.
Even the fool may always know
what to say, but it takes a wise man
to know when not to say it.
Many a man would be unable to
paddle bis own canoe if he couldn't
borrow some other man's paddle.
A man's idea of good luck is any old
kind that leaves him a few dollars
ahead of the other fellow's games.
A man may as well acknowledge the
corn if his wife has to take his shoes
off when he comes home late at night
There used to be a difference be
tween the politician and the states
man, but the muck raker has leveied
it off.
The cynical bachelor rises to re
mark that a man doesn't necessarily
have to marry in haste to repent at
Of course, it is possible for a woman
to run an automobile, but she really
ought to have a man along to do the
The man who can smile when he
gets up in the morning and finds the
tire extinct is a mighty hard man to
keep down.
No, Alphonso, you cann't always
tell how much a girl wants you to
kiss her by the strenuous objection
she puts up.
hen a woman is sick she takes a
good deal of pride in thinking of the
miserable life her husband would lead
if she were dead.
Every boy aspires to greatness, but
the trouble is he spends too much
time figuring out just what sort of
greatness he wants.
When a woman gets it into her head
that she is mentally superior to her
husband she thinks it's up to her to
do a stunt on the lecture platform.
That girl who wrote her name on
an egg was taking a long shot at get
ting a husband. In these days of cold
storage she is likely to be a grand
mother before the egg is sold.
The coward's day will soon be here
February 14. This is the date for
your enemies to get even by sending
you one of those horribly ugly valen
tines, which gives vent to their feel
ing. There is living in Texas a woman
who can travel for fifty miles in one di
rection without steeping from her
own land. She ought to be able to
get along without scolding her neigh
bors very much.
Health Oriicer Wright of New
Haven, has ordered Connecticut peo
ple to stop kissing until tbe grip epi
demic is over. But there are those
who believe it is better to have kissed
and gripped than never to have kissed
at all.
The newspaper is a law book for the
indolent, a sermon for the thoughtless,
a library for the poor and an admon
isher for the lawless. It may stimu
late the most indifferent, but it can
not be published without cost and
sent free to subscribers. This is no
Round Up Trio of "Weary Willies," Who
Receire Jail Sentences From Judge.
Prisoners Are Suspected of Attempting to
Rob H. M. Soennichsen's Grocery
Store of Cash Last Night.
As a result of the annoyance suf
fered by our citizens and business men
who have missed trivial articles dur
ing the past few days, and who have
complained of the tramps that have
been hanging around the city for some
time, Sheriff Quinton and Chief of Po
lice Fitzgerald decided to visit the
"bum" shanty and if possible rid the
community of these unnecessary char
With that object in view theoflicers
at an early hour this morning dropped
over the bank and knocked at the
domicile of the "Weary Willies," who
were thus suddenly awakened from
their morning nap. The entrance of
otlicers revealed three "gentlemen of
the road'' in various attitudes of ex
pectancy or indifference, but this soon
gave way to calm resignation (?) when
they were ordered to arise and go
along with the otlicers.
In police court they were arraigned
before Judge Archer on charges of
vagrancy, which they plead guilty to,
and were sentenced to ten days in
jail. This trio of jolly American
tramps have caused considerable
trouble about town, and it was only
last night that they gave the people
at Soennichsen's store a slight scare
The incident referred to occurred
about the closing hour when the pro
prietor of the store had the cash regis
ter open in order to count the pro
ceeds of tbe day's sales. Being called
away a few moments, he returned to
find two tramps walking away from
the cash drawer. A halt was called
and the door locked until the money
could be counted again. Fortunately
for the two tough looking visitors,
everything was all right, and they
were allowed to go from the store.
In court they gave the names of
Thos. McGlenn, Frank Smith and
Wm. Moore.
Sallic Bents Greenslate.
The Journal g t ve a brief account of
the death of G'.indma Greenslate in
Monday's issue. The following special
from Elm wood, under date of Febru
ary 4, gives the following account of
her funeral, and a brief biographical
sketch of her past life:
"Sallie Demis Greenslate, one of the
pioneers of Nebraska, died at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. C. D. Clapp. in
this city, late Saturday night at the
age of ninety-two years. Funeral ser
vices were held from the Christian
church at 11 o'clock this morning, con
ducted by the pastor, Elder J. B.
White. Intermenc was in Elmwood
"Grandma" Greenslate. as she was
familiarly called, was well known all
over Cass county to the early settlers.
She was born in Otsego, county, New
York, January 12, 1S15, was married to
Herman Greenslate June 1, 1833. To
this union was born six children, three
of whom are living. The family moved
to Iowa in 1857, where her husband
died ten years later. In 1873 she came
to Nebraska, and has since made her
home with Mr. and Mrs. Clapp."
Some Meteorological Records.
A snow storm occurred in New Eng
land during the winter of 1780. In
many places snow was piled up to the
second story windows of tall houses,
while houses of one-story were com
pletely snowed under.
The winter of 1133 was intensely se
vere in Italy. Casks of wine were
frozen, and trees burst open, so intense
was the cold.
The Thames was frozen over for two
months during the winter of 134.
On November 4, 1797, Quito, in
South America, was swallowed up by
an earthquake, and 40,000 people per
Frepare for much bad weather this
month. Fill your coal bins.
Engines Sent North.
Three engines were sent from the lo
cal shops to the Great Northern road
during the past week to help meet its
neavy demand ror motive power. A
rush order came from Chicago last
week, and many of our men worked
four hours extra each dar until the
engines were ready. Havelock Mes
An Ingenious Method.
The Ashland Telephone company
has hit upon an ingenious method of
adding to the value of their service as
well as the popularity of their lines.
Each morning the weather forecast is
sent out over each party line through
out the surrounding country and at
the same time information of evening
entertainments and sales is given. A
signal of a certain number of rings is
known as the information ring and
when this is heard upon the party line
all subscribers rush to the telephone.
The information is a great benefit to
the farmers in caring for their stock
and in informing them regarding sales
and public meetings.
The Ashland Journal a Total Loss to the
Proprietor No Insurance.
A special from Ashland gives the
following account of quite a destruc
tive tire which occurred in that place
Sunday afternoon, February 3: "This
citv was visited by a fire at 3:30 this
afternoon, which caused a damage
amounting to about $10,000. Two
buildings were totally destroyed and
only the heroic work of the volunteer
fire department in the zero weather
prevented the complete destruction of
the Commercial hotel at Fourth and
Silver streets.
"When the fire was first discoverer
both the Ashland Journal building
and the structure adjoining on the
west, were in flames, so it is difficult
to determine where the fire started.
"The first building to go, however,
was the Ashland Journal and its well
equipped Job printing office. The
building was a two-story frame, owned
by Mrs. A. A. Patten of Crete, who
had furniture stored on the second
floor, the first floor being occupied by
the Ashland Journal. The building
was valued at $3,003 and the printing
plant at 82,500. No insurance was car
ried on either.
"The second building to feed the
flames was a one-story frame owned by
R. D. Pine of Lincoln and occupied by
Wm.Butt as a butcher shop. Thebuild
ing was valued at $2,000 and its con
tents $1,000. No insurance was carried
on building or stock.
"The next building in the path of
the fiames was the Commercial hotel,
a two-story frame structure owned by
S. Beckelhymer. Damage to the build
ing amounted to about $500 and to its
contents of half that sum. No insur
ance was carried. J. B. Brownell was
lessee of the hotel.
"The weather which the fire-fight
ers were obliged to face was bitter and
water congealed as soon as it covered
their clothing, renderingtbem exceed
ingly handicapped in their efforts, but
they won the fight.
"Editor LaChappell of the Journal,
nothing daunted, says his paper will
issue as usual this week."
January Mortgage Record.
The records of County Register, n
A. Schneider, show that sixteen mort
gages were tiled and twenty-one re
leased on farm property, while eight
were filed and eleven released on city
property.during the month of January.
The amounts involved areas follows:
Filed S4.78S
Keleasod 4.7t-o
New Management.
R. W. King, formerly connected with
the King Dry Goods company of Wyo
ming, 111., which was bought out by
the Coates Dry Goods, company, came
in Sunday. Mr. King is here for the
purpose of taking full management of
Mr. Coates' store. He is a most accom
plished gentleman, and fully under
stands every branch of the business,
and Mr. Coates is very fortunate in se
curing such a valuable assistant.
A Sorry Job.
In the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth, then the editor,
then the liberal advertiser which
were all good. The next day it snowed
and he created the man who does not
believe in advertising: another who
does not take the paper then be
rested. Then tbe devil got into the
moulding room and he turned out the
man that takes the paper for several
years and refuses to pay for it. After
completing that sorry job, and having
few lumps left that had soured he
made the excuse of a man who settled
his subscription by telling the post
master to mark his paper "refused."
Itching,piles provoke profanity, but
profanity won't cure them. Doan's
Ointment cures itching, bleeding or
protruding piles after years of suffer
ing. At any drugstore.
Murphj.the Paving Contractor, Gets Source
for Material, and Large Building.
A special from Louisville, under
date of February 2, says: "Hugh Mur
phy yesterday closed a deal with C. C.
and T. E. Parmele for the old W.n.B.
Stout stone quarry at the east edge of
town. Murphy will open up the quarry
at once and will employ one hundred
men. The deal includes 100 acres of
ground and the large stone boarding
bouse which was erected by W. II. B.
Stout at a cost of $40,000. The build
ing however, will necessarily have to
be torn down as it would be unsafe
with heavy blasting so close to its base.
Stripping to cost $55,000 will begin
with the early spring."
In addition to the foregoing the
Lincoln Journal adds:
"In Cass county, near the little
town of Louisville, a large stone struc
ture stands on a high bluff overlook
ing the Platte valley, as a memento of
the days when the stone quarries at
the base of the bluff were being oper
ated by W. II. B. Stout. This quarry
furnished the stone for the old post
office, the capital, the penitentiary
and several other of the more promi
nent buildings about the city.
"In hope of securing convict labor
in the quarry Stout erected the large
stone house on the bluff above the
quarries. He had planned to secure
the labor of the prisoners of the Doug
las county jail, but the bill introduced
into the legislature was defeated by
one vote. The house was afterwards
turned into a boarding house for the
men that worked in the quarries.
"In 1893, Stout moved to Washing
ton, D. C., where he had taken a con
tract to furnish the granite for the li
brary. After filling half the contract
the agreement was cancelled, leaving
Stout claiming $00,000 due, which was
never paid."
A Fine Showing.
Frank Schlater, deputy treasurer of
Cass county, was up from Plattsmouth
Monday, on business matters. In con
vensation with the Herald man re
garding the condition of affairs in his
county he said they were very pros
perous. On tbe next day, Tuesday,
Mr. Schlater said the county treasury
was going to take up $10,000 of court
house bonds, leaving but $5,000 out
standing, which was the total of the
county's indebtedness, as there is not
a dollar of outstanding warrants, or
floating debt and they have $10,000
cash in the sinking fund. This is
certainly an excellent showing," prob
ably one than no other county in the
state can equal, and speaks well for
the officers who have had the county's
affairs in charge for the past few years.
When questioned as to whether he
would be a candidate for county treas
urer this year Mr. Schlater said he
didn't know, but the fact that he has
been such a good and competent deputy
for the past four years, so thoroughly
understands the office and is such an
all round good fellow, it is very reason
able to presume that his party wiil
nominate him and it is altogether
likely that he will win out if he makes
the race. Lincoln Ilerald.
He Got His Eyes Opened.
One of our near-town patrons says he
recently had his "eyes opened." He
was elbowed into the store of a local
merchant and pursuaded to purchase a
certain little article which the non
advertiser avowed was close to actual
cost because the cost of advertising
was not added on. The customers paid
$3.50 for the article, andjsupposed from
the great talk put up by the non-advertiser
that he was getting a real bar
gain. A lew days later the purchaser
accidently got hold of a wholesale cat
alogue and learned that the wholesale
price of the article was $9 per dozen,
or ioc each. .Not counting freight, tne
merchat who claimed to save the cost
of advertising made a profit of $2.75 on
the sale. The way the purchaser had
bis eyes opened is that the non-advertiser
did not sell him a bargain but
gouged him, besides trying to make
him believe the advertising merchant
made him pay for supporting his town
papers, in which he is interested and
wants to see prosper.
Hog Thief Caught at Ashland.
A phone message to the county at
torney this attorney this afternoon in
formed him that the officers at Ash-
and were holding a man at that place
who had stolen a hog, and butchered
the same, a few days ago.
The porker belonged to I. Hattfield,
who resides in Cass county, near Ash
land. Sheriff Quinton went to Ash
land this afternoon and will return
with the prisoner this evening.
What Were the Egg Worth?
.ew puzzie going around: Just as
Jones was leaving his house yesterday
morning, his wife called after him
"Don't forget to drop in at the corner
and order some eggs sent up to the
house right away. You know the
Smiths are coming over to dinner this
evening and I've really got to bake a
cake." "All right," answered Jones
and mindful of his promise he stepped
into the grecery. "Hello," said Jenks
the grocer. "Don't see you often
What can I do for you this morning?'
"How much are your best eggs?" said
Jones. "Well," said Jenks, "two more
than I am now selling for twenty-four
cents would make two cent per dozen
less than thev now are." "All right.'
said Jones, "send twenty-four cents
worth over right away. My wife is
waiting for them." How many eggs
did he buy? After he reached the of
fice he started to figure it out.
Eaten by Wolves.
The following is clipped from
Dows, Iowa, paper: "A special to the
Marshalltown Times Republican of
Sunday from Spirit Lake that word
has been received there that Will
Crabtree and another man by the
name of Patrick Woods had been at
tacked by and eaten by the wolves
while looking at land in Canada. The
news was sent out by a third party
who was with them, but escaped
slightly wounded. Mr. Crabtee, who
is a brother of II. A. and C. H. Crab
tree has been residing on a farm near
Montgomery the past few years and
left there over a month ago with i
car of personal effects for Canada
Relatives here have been unable to
get particulars concerning the terrible
event." Mr. E. A. Louck.of this city,
was personally acquainted with the
unfortunate Crabtree, and regretted
very much to hear of his untimely
death and in such a manner.
Chuautaqua For Elmwood.
That Elmwood will have a full-
fledged Chautauqua the coming season
is a settled fact.
At a meeting of the Elmwood Park
association Monday evening, acontract
was signed for a Chautauqua, to be
held at the park, August 10 to 18, in
An exceptionally strong program has
been secured. Senator J. P. Dolliver,
of Iowa, Congressman J. Adam Bede
of Minnesota, and Author Read are
among the speakers, supported by
strong concert companies. Noted di
vines are ajso on the list who will be
present at Sunday services.
The Chautauqua is an assured thing
Climb into the band wagon and help
toot. Leader Echo.
Married in Minneapolis.
A special from Nebraska City under
date of Sunday has the following to
say in regard to the marriage of John
Ewing who was formerly connected
with the Independent telephone com
pany of this city:
"Word was received in this city of
the marriage of John Ewing and Miss
Florence Thompson at the home of
the bride's sister, at Minneapolis.
yesterday. The happy couple were
former residents of this city, the groom
being tbe manager of the Nebraska
City Telephone companyand the bride
head operator in the same exchange.
They left here about a year ago and
both secured positions with the tele
phone company in Minneapolis. The
bride was born and reared in this city
and the groom was a resident for many
years "
Death of Infant Daughter.
The infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Art Sullivan died Sunday after
noon at 3:30 o'clock from congestion
of the brain.
The funeral will be held from the
family residence at 1 o'clock tomorrow,
interment being made in the Horning
Board Passes on Bids.
In regard to the several bids, for
various matters, the board of county
commissioners Tuesday passed on the
following and awarded the contractr:
The county physicians for the year
1907. 1st district, Dr. J. B. Martin;
2nd 'district, Dr. A. E. Walker; 3rd
district, Dr. J. W. Brendel: 4th dis
trict, Dr. J. M. Greene: 5th district,
Dr. N. D. Talcott, 6th district, Dr. J.
C. Munger.
Tbe burial of pauper dead was let to
L. R. Upcon of Union. The county
printing was secured by F. E. Bricka
of the Weeping Water Republican.
Forced to Give Up Her School.
A special from Elmwood says: "Mrs.
Nettie Turner, instructor in the
grammar department of the Elmwood
schools, has been forced to discontinue
her work for the present, on account
of illness, and has returned to her
home at Union. Students of the high
school are taking turns at filling the
position temporarily."
Polk Wells' Captor Dies In Texas of Ca
tarrh of the Stomach.
A special from Council Bluffs, Iowa,
under date of February 4, says: "Dan
iel A. Farrell, editor of the Council
Bluffs Daily Globe from the first of
1888 until some time in the year 1ki,
and who, while sheriff of Mills county
in the early 80s, captured alone and
singlehanded the notorious Polk
Wells, the Iowa desperado now ser
ving life sentence at Fort Madison,
died Sunday morning at San Antonio,
Tex., where lie had gone about thre;
months ago in tbe hope of warding off
the further encroachments of diseases.
His death was due to catarrth of the
stomach. A telegram to Thomas Bow
man of tills city told of the end of an
active life.
"Following his resignation from the
Globe in 1889, Farrell was appointed
City clerk by Mayor M. F. Rohrer.
"Later he removed to Sterling.
Colo , to engage in silver mining and
in tbe publication of a democratic
"About three years ago Mr. Farrell
removed to Kingdon Springs, Ark.,
and engaged in promoting zinc mining
propositions, under the linn name of
Farrell, Williams & Co., with an office
at Boston.
"Mr. Farrell had been ill the past
year. lie was aged about sixty and is
survived by his wife, two sons and one
The capture of the well-known des
perado and the manner in which this
daring officer accomplished It gained
for Sheriff Farrell a world-wide repu
tation. Perhaps many readers of the
Journal remember the incident while
the deceased was on the hot trail of
the desperado, coming face to face
with him in a Wisconsin town, and
was shot down by Wells. Sheriff Far
rell lay as though dead. The desper
ado, thinking that be had killed him,
got somewhat careless about his move
ments, until finally Farrell got the
drop on Wells by rising to 1 1 is feet and
compelling Wells to throw up his
hands and was thus captured. After
being hand-cuffed Wells, who knew
the sheriff's courage, remarked, "Dan
Farrell, I have always said that if I
was ever captured alive it would bo by
you." .barren's wound was not seri
ous, and he had the satisfaction of
capturing one of the most daring des
perados in the west, and placing him
behind the walls of the Iowa peniten
tiary at Fort Madison, where Le is
While sheriff of our neighboring-
county on the east, he was a frequent
visitor to Plattsmouth and made many
friends by his social qualities, al !
whom will no doubt regret his demise.
Marriage Licenses in Demand.
In thecountycourt Monday insistent.
demands for marriage licenses on the
part of those desiring to embark upon
the matrimonial sea. kept t!;e nice
force busy several hours. Tbe proper
papers were made out to the following
couples: Claude Ausmus, ak'ed 127,
Bruning, Neb, and Miss Dora Opp,
aged 23, of Nehawka; Bert L. Phi! pot,
aged 24, of Nehawka and Bessie II.
Denes, aged 19, of Weeping Water;
John Bauer, aged 29,and Emma Wehr-
bein, aged 29, both of Plattsmouth;
Alvin L. Jones, aged 22. and Sadie V.
louse, aged 19, both of Plattsmouth.
On Time Off Time.
Burlington train No. 19, due here at
7:35 a. m., departed on time this morn-
ng for the first time since it has been
running on the schedule, which took
effect January 6, 1907. The troupe.
which played Peck's Bad Boy at tbe
Parmele last evening, made a brave
attempt to catch the train, and one or
two of them succeeded in reaching the
depot in time to see the last coach go
by, while others of the company, were
scattered all the way from the Riley
to the Perkins house. The company
took the noon train on tbe Missouri
Pacific to Oraaba, from which place
they went to Blair, where the appear
Hand Seriously Injured.
While at work in the planing mill of
the Burlington shops II. Z. Clark trot
bis left hand caught in an augur drill,
and before that member could be ex
tracted serious injuries were sustained.
The man was taken to the company
physician, who dressed the injuries.
The tendons were severed and tbe
flesh badly mangled, but fortunately
no bones were broken. The accident
will necessitate several days off on the
Pine Salve Carbolized, acts like a
poultice; highly antiseptlc.extensivr lv
used for eczema, for chapped fiends
and lips, cuts, burns. Sold by Gerhg
& Co's drug store.