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PliATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEHRUAKY 11 1907.
JOTTIKGS FOB TliE JOLLY
Sbort Paragraph Prepared aod Purlolnetf
For tbi Readers of tbe Journal.
SnW-'s luisl.arxls name was "Wl-N r:
llfll wt-llf HWHV Usvll Iiit.
Tlu-n. altliniik'li In- sail I v mi-sl In r,
M r. Winter IiKm l lier mmt.
The secrot of success furnishes much
food for gossip.
The Icemen alway.- have a snapeven
if it is not a cold snap.
What enjoyment, to have little to;
eat and keep a servant.
She who fishes for a husband seldom.
catches one worth while.
No more oems JMi an early sprint
will be accepted until further notice.
Love is blind, which is prhnps why I
Ia r j n 'I c r li rim' ! r.r f hn nnu r.T
..i..j v.. .....
IOn't Uamc others for taking you at
your own face value if you give your
The difference belween bric-a-brac
and junk depends entirely on w hat you
pay for It.
Speak well of yourself. Your ene
mies w ill do all the hammer wielding:
Children mane sweet music in a home
until they get old enough to take mu
Troubles are always magnified when
a man has nothing else to do but think
A man who can take things easy
shouldn't complain if he eventually
iands in jail.
Labels on canned goods should be
put under oath before their statement
If a w oman sutlers in silence the fact
that she has to be silent causes addi
Troub'e began when Eve got the
idea into her head that she wanted to
be a dressmaker.
Moses w as the meekest man, but the
Bible is strangely reticent about the
Men look upon a mule as the most ob-
stinate creature on earth until after '
he gets married.
TiiT- was nn.-v a liul.- -himlnii'im
Who 1 1 ail t lii-. -uriw. vj
i'f criU'mir in siiliraMiou
n every vtoriu.v lay.
"Ix-i'-i all ulMr;ut unpleasant tV;iiir.
LiLf ltL'ful (Kimi. ami pain.
Ami tlien." saiil !-.. you'll t'larily see
Tiiat i!i-as.nit t hint's i-ein;iiii."
The man who make a howling suc
cess in life are the men who are will
ing to face failure.
The "sure cure for the grip'' is hav
ing the right sort of "grip""" and mak
ing the most f it.
This may he the lincl of the free but
anything worth having is seldom of
fered to us that way.
We can generally forgive an incen
diary speech if the fellow who makes
it har-money to burn.
No man w ho never had a mother-in-law
knows anything at out, a mcnarch
al form of government.
Don't tell a woman y u love ter un
less you intend to keep on teliirg her
for the rest of your life.
Eery time a man fUes an appl C3
tlon for a patent he imagines he is LQ
ire to revolutionize things.
The number of telephones in this
country is set down at 7.000,000. Jt is
a hard knock at the marriage statistics
You must not expect to pass the coin,
of your own character for a greater
value than you stamp upon it in your
When a young man with a salary of
t a week marries a girl who is unable
to cook, he hands himself an extra
Many a man who preaches the gold
en rule on Sunday would cheat bis
neighbor in a horse trade on any of the
other six days.
The eternal fitness of things gets an
awful jolt when one encounters a wo
man clerk in a hardware store or a
man clerk in a millinery shop.
Man wants but little here below, but
Its different with woman. The widow
must have her weeds, while the wid- J
ower is satisfied with his weed. j
A young man going home the other
night from a chat with his best girl
and after he had gained the sidewalk
and she was standing in the door, he
began to hum:
"I ran not slmr tlie old sons.
I ran not play the new."
He looked at lier In -Masy.
"Oh. darliiiir. I love you."
"Backward, roll backward, oh Time
in your train," and let me see 'Alice,
spelled rightly again. I am so tired of
Alyco and 'Maye, 'tired of the way
names are written today. Oh, for the
old-facnioned Mary or Jule; cut out
your Edyth' don't be such a fool, as to
think that cognomens like 'Myrtah'or
Pyrl will erer set well on a sensible
APPEAL TO DISTRICT COURT
Action Entitled State is. Dennis Doud
Filed With Clerk Robertson.
TRIED BEFORE FOSTER OF GREENWOOD
Defendant Fined $20 and Costs For Be-"
ing Intoxicated and for Resist
ing Marshal Haugh.
transcript flow. .iUUice court to
district court v, the case of the
.State of Nebraska vs. Dennis Doud,
was filed with District Clerk Robert
son I;-rliay. The defendant Is charged
Maisiial John 1!
Ilaugh in the village
of Greenwood on the 4th of December,
The actlou w?.s formerly brought
before Justice of the Peace J. S.
Foster, who found the defendant
guilty and fined him 20 and costs,
amounting in all to about, .'iO, and in
event of a failure to pay this sum, he
was to stand committed to jail. An
appeal from the decision of Justice
Foster, Is taken to district cotrt by
the defendant, Dennis Doud, and the
case will likely be tried at the Febru
ary term of district court, in case the
appeal is sustained.
The Best Advertising
Advertising is being more thought
fully considered by advertisers than
it used to be, and this thoughtful con
sideration has resulted in some con
clusions that are profitable to adver
tisers. For instance, when the Retail
Merchants' association in session at
Richmond, Virginia, adopted resolu
tions advising the membership to ad
TertiSff only in newspapers, a most
ttficl Wholesome stand was taken,
and for good reasons. The association
declared that "people have formed the
habit of regardingcirculars with scant
notice, if any. and bill board advertis-
j in? is identified in the public mind
with the blare and extravagance of
circus and vaudeville exploitation.
j Of the newspapers the association
said: In the first place, the news
I paper affords a wider and prompter
! publicity and a more effective distri
bution of advertising information
than any other means that could pos
j sibly be employed. The paper noes to
many thousands of Ivomes and is read
by many thousands of people. In the
newspaper the advertiser can bring his
name and his bargains to the attention
of majy thousands having the time
and disposition io give deliberate and
undisturbed attention to what is pre
sented to them in the columns of tiie
Bad Blaze at Nebraska City.
A special from Nebraska City gives
the following account of a disastrous
lire that occurred in that city this
mornirg: "Fire which broke out here
shortly before 1 3. m. now threatens
to completely destroy the clothing
stock of Jacob Sichl, which, with the
building is valued at about $6O,K0.
The Merchants' National bank and
the millinery store of the Burford
sisters are also endangered. Should
they go the total loss will reach at
least $100,000, even though the con
tents of the bank vault should be
"The fireman have every bit of
available fire apparatus in service and
are making a desperate fight to pre
vent the fire from spreading, but it is
impossible at this hour to state with
To Hold Respect.
When you think of the great mass
of people, struggling for existence,
one is forced to believe that there are
comparatively few dishonest people.
Let a man refuse to pay his honest
debts and he is virtually dead in the
community, and his dishonesty will
follow him, it makes no difference
j where he goes. A poor man who pays
his debts is respected where a rich
man who does not do so is looked up
on as the worst kind of thief. It is a
good investment to pay ones debts in
this world, to say nothing of the open
abyss that awaits the debt thief on
the other side.
Neigbors Got Fooled.
"I was literally coughing myself to
death, and had become too weak to
leave my bed; and neighbors predicted
that I would never leave it alive; but
they got fooled, for thanks be to God, I
was induced to try Dr. King's New
Discovery. It took just four one dollar
bottles to completely cure the cough
and restore me to good sound health,"
writes Mrs. Eva Uncapher of Grover
town, Stark county, lnd. This king of
cough and cold cures, and healer of
throat and lungs, is puaranteed by F.
G. Frlcke & Co.
Sudden Death In Lincoln.
The Lincoln Journal of this morn
ing (February 9, 1!K)7) contains the fol
lowing account of the sudden death of
Mrs. Mary C. Tefft, a daughter of the
late T. M. Marquette, formerly of this
"Mrs. Mary Tefft, wife of Dr. C. R.
Tefft, 172G I street, died suddenly yes
terday morning about 7 o'clock of
heart trouble. At the time of her
death Dr. TelTt was in Kansas City,
but her children were with her. She
had been at work about her home dur
ing the early morning, and after pre
paring brcakfasthad gone Intoanother
room and wa3 sitting in a reclining
chair when she was attacked by the
fatal malady. Her children found her
suffering intense pain and a neighbor,
Mrs. II. M. Scott, was called in. When
Mrs. Scott arrived Mrs. Tefft told her
that she was dying. She asked that
her husband and sister be notified. She
expired in about fifteen minutes. Mrs
Tefft leaves a husband four sons, and
a brother and sister of this city. She
was forty-four years of age,and:adaugh
ter of the late T. M. Marquette of
Plattsmouth. Mrs. Gertrude Stoney
of Eighteenth and C streets and John
Marquette are sister and brother of
the deceased. Funeral arrangements
will be announced after the arrival of
the husband this morning from Kan
sas City, where he had gone to attend
a meeting. When he left Mrs. Tefft
was apparently in good health."
MAIL ORDER HOUSE LOSES
An Injunction Refused by Judge Carland
of the Federal Court.
THE MATTER IS TO COME UP AGAIN
Will be Tried in April in the U. S. District
Court at Sioux Falls.
The decision rendered by Judge Car
land of the United States court, deny
ing the application of Montgomery,
Ward & Co. of Chicago, for a tempo
rary injunction restraining the officers
and directors of the South Dakota Re
tail Merchants and Hardware Dealers'
Association and Editor E. J. Mannix
of the Commercial Newsof Sioux Falls,
South Dakota, from continuing their
alleged boycott against the Chicago
concern, is one of the most important
ever rendered in the federal court for
The importance of the decision is
due to the fact that had the plaintiff
company won out in this case there is
little doubt it was the intention of the
concern to institute similar actions in
other states where merchants'associa
tions are waging a relentless warfare
against the encroachments of the mail
The Chicago mail order concern in
stituted the action as the outgrowth
of a fight which has been made in South
Dakota against the extension in that
state of the business of the mail order
houses. In denying the application
for the temporary injunction, Judge
Carland in substance, held that the
defendant association had not used
threats in the effort to induce jobbers
and wholesalers not to sell their goods
to mail order houses, bub had simply
endeavored to persuade them to stand
with the retail dealer, and that the
course of the officers of the association
had not been anything but lawful.
Although the temporary injunction
is denied, this does not end the case,
which, unless It is in the meantime
withdrawn by the plaintiff company,
will come up for hearing on its merits
at the regular April term of United
States court in Sioux Falls, South Da
kota. The plaintiff company simply
sought to secure a temporary injunc
tion to hold until the main case was
New Superintendent Hurt.
In speaking of the Missouri Pacific's
new superintendent, and what has
delayed his coming, the Omaha
World Herald says: "C. II .Beving
ton, the newly appointed superinten
dent of the Missouri Pacific for this
division, is expected to arrive in Oma
ha the latter part of this week. Mr.
Bevington started for Omaha about
ten days ago, but fell from an engine
and received injuries which have kept
him in the hospital at Little Rock
ManZan Pile Remedy put up in con
venient, collapsible tubes with nozzle
attchment so that the remedy may
be applied at the very seat of the trou
ble, thus relieving almost instantly
bleeding, itching, or protruding piles.
Satisfaction guaranteed or money: re
funded. Sold by Gerlng & Co. Druggist.
FAILS TO OBTAIN LICENSE
Young Fellow and Sixteen Year Old Girl
Travel to this City from Erie, Kan.
PARENTS WOULD NOT GIYE CONSENT
Prospective Groom Some What Confused
When County Judge Denied Him
- the Much Desired Papers.
A strange, rather green appearing
young many entered the county judge's
office Monday morning and asked for a
marriage license. The clerk secured
the book and began to make the pa
pers when it developed that the bride-to-be
was only sixteen years of age,
and that she did not have the written
consent of her parents, whom the
young man said resided near Erie,
in Neosho county, Kansas. The strang
er, who gave his name as Audiss, aged
22, residence Erie, Kansas, was very
much perturbed at the decision on the
part of Judge Travis. Audiss stated
that an attorney in Erie had informed
him that he could secure the much
desired papers in Nebraska and he bad
therefore journeyed to this city, In
spired with a new hope, after an un
successful attempt to gain the con
sent of the girl's parents.
After hearing his tale of woe the
jndge quietly informed Audiss that he
could not do anything for him, and the
disappointed young man departed with
Glenwood in view as the next scene of
Since morning it develops that the
young couple came in from the south
on the Missouri Pacific this morning
and registered as John Bennett and
Mrs. John Brown, but did not give any
place of residence. It is now presumed
that tbey eloped from home, and fear
ing detection, registered under ficti
A Surprise Party.
The home of Manota Perry was the
scene of much merriment Tuesday
eveniog, February 5tb, when her
many friends walked in and gave her
a surprise, the occasion being her
Sociability held sway for the first
part of the evening, and later various
games were indulged in, which afford
ed much amusement. All enjoyed the
music furnished by Misses Manota
Perry, Fanny Will and Mrs. Verner
A dainty luncheon was provided to
which all did ample justice.
At a very late hour the guests dis
persed wishing Menota many happy
returns and leaving presents to show
their esteem for her.
Those to enjoy this event were
Misses Harriet Adams, Margaret and
Rachel Livingston, Marie Tschirren,
Elsie Stokes, Dora and Fanny Will,
Lou Vallery, Bernice Barker, Gertrude
Ilartman, Nannie Speck. Messrs.
Albert WTheeler, John Vallery, Max
Adams, Elbert, Ralph and Glen Wiles,
Carl, Roy and Sherman Cole, Grover
Will, WTill Propst and Messrs and
Mesdames Earl Cole and Verner
Wedding at Nehawka.
At the home of the bride's parents,
on Wednesday evening, February G,
Mr. and Mrs. N. Opp, occurred the
marriage of their daughter, Dora
Kathryn, to Mr. Claude Ausmus. At
prompt 7 o'clock Lydia Nutzman sang
"O Promise Me," after which the
bridal party consisting of Mr. Frank
Boedeker as groomsman and Miss
Stella sister of the bride as brides
maid, and the bride and groom march
ed to the strains of Lohengrin, into
one of the parlors and were solemnly,
yet quickly made man and wife by
Rev. II. B. Seymour, the Methodist
pastor of Nehawka.
Only the immediate friends and
relatives of the family were present.
Tbe house was tastefully decorated in
pink and white. The bride's dress
was of white silk and the groom wore
the usual black. The wedding supper,
which followed the ceremony was not
a minor part of the evening's enjoy
ment. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Ausmus
all the joy possible in their new life.
Tbey will leave at once for the north
where they will make their future
The relief of Coughs and Colds
through laxative influence, originated
with Bee's Laxative Cough Syrup con
taining Honey and Tar, a cough syrup
containing no opiates or poisons, which
is extensively sold. Secure a bottle at
once, obtain a guarantee coupon t and
if not fully satisfied with results, your
money will be refunded. Sold by Ger-
ing & Co's drug store.
The Omaha World-Herald says that
John Rasgorshek, the victim of three
short men's brutal assault, is rapidly
recovering from the effects of the beat
ing sustained more than a week ago,
but isn't yet allowed to talk to detec
tives. From his wife, however, to
whom he talks briefly of the assault,
detectives have learned that Rasgor
shek has no idea of any one of the trio,
lie says the weapon used was a sort of
a hook, and also that one of the fel
lows was a boy about 18 years old. Ileit-
feld and Donahue have made a thor
ough search of the neighborhood for a
radius of six blocks in the hope of dis
covering some clew that would lead
them to the guilty parties, but are as
much in the dark as ever.
DEATH OF "JUDGE" SHORT
Passes Away at the Home of a Relative
in Omaha Saturday Evening.
The sad intelligence of the death of
"Judge" William B. Short at the
home of his son Tom in Omaha, was
received by relatives in thiscity Satur
day evening. Although the deceased
had reached quite an advanced age,
the news, nevertheless, came as a
great shock to his many friends in this
city, where he has resided for about
thirty years, and where he was fami
liarly know to almost every citizen as
lie was about ninety years of age at
the time of his demise. and until about
two years ago made his home in this
city, where he was employed for man
years in the Burlington shops, which
he assisted in building. Mr. Short was
a native of New York, and removed
from Burlington, la., to this city in
about the year 1S73.
The last services were observed in
Omaha Monday night, after which the
remains will be brought here on the
Burlington train No. 2 for burial this
NO INTEREST IN CHECKERS?
Members of the Association Say There
Will Be No More Tournaments.
The Lincoln Star has the following
in reference to the meeting of the
State Checker association, which held
its annual tournament in that city
"Has the Nebraska State Checker
association played its last tourney?
Several members of the organization
who witnessed the contest which
closed last Friday and noted the
marked loss of interest both in attend
ance and in the enthusiasm of those
who did attend are inclined to beli?ve
the association will not meet again
"Charles Lee. who won
medal and the presidential
the society last year, attended a part
of the meetings last week. lie was
unable to participate in the playing
by the nature of his duties as a mem
ber of the Lincoln fire department
and at the close of the tournament
turned the medal over to the recent
winner. C. W. Chambers, of Table
"Checker playing seems to be losing
its attractions to the old members,"
said Mr. Lee yesterday, "and I doubt
if another meeting will be held next
year. The attendance fell off nearly
half this year and it seemed to me the
playing was listless. Even in the
finals between I. O. Whitesides and
Chambers the contest seemed to lack
in excitment and the playing was not
as shrewd and clever as it should have
been at that critical period.'
"Just what disposition would be
made of the gold medal in case the
association should diseand is a matter
of conjecture. At any rate Mr.
Chambers, the present champion is j
entitled to hold it for another year." I
Remains Laid to Rest.
The remains of the late William B.
bhort, who died in Omaha Saturday,
arrived in this city last evening at 4
o'clock. From tbe Burlington depot
they were conveyed to the Oak Hill
cemetery, followed by a large funeral
cortege of friends. The pall bearers
were Messrs. Bennett.Chriswiser, John
Fight, Jacob Tritsch, John Cory, John
Sharp and Dr. A. P. Barnes.
Those of the relatives to accompany
the corpse to this city were the widow,
Mrs. W. B. Short; the four sons, J. H.,
W. M. A., and Frank of Omaha, and
Tom of Chicago; the daughter, Mrs.
Will Waybright and husband, and W.
T. S. Weaver of Omaha.
For Rent Two office rooms in the
upper part of the JohnGund building.
Enquire of Ed. Donat.
PRETTY WEDDING IN DENVER
Considered One of the Most Brilliant Af
fairs Ever Witnessed in the
Our friend Ami B. Todd sends us
the following clipping, taken from a
Denver paper, giving an account of
the marriage of Mr. Edward Week
bach, formerly of Plattsmouth, and
Miss Gertrude Hamford of Denver.
The happy event occurred Thursday
evening, February 7, and was witness
ed by a large number of friends of the
contracting parties, including M r. and
Mrs. Todd, former residents of Platts
mouth, but now making their home in
Denver. The groorn was born in this
city and has many friends here who
will read trie following account of the.
brilliant affair with much interest:
"No prettier or more interesting
wedding has ever been witnessed in
Denver than that which last night
united the lives of MIssGertrude Ilan-
ford and. and Edward Week bach
"The marriageceremony was solemn
ized at s o'clock in St. Elizabeth's
church in the presence of a large num
ber of guests, and with the environ
ment of tropical plants, lights and
music that was most attractive. The
marriage service was celebrated by the
Rev. Father Pius, assisted by Father
Benedictine and Father Aloysius. The
bridal procession, which approached
the altar through an aisle of palms,
was led by the ushers, C. E. Tenny,
Frank Tetmer, Edward Butler of Lin
coln, Neb ; Alfred Borresen of Colora
do Springs; Tom Finnery and fJeorgi:
Ilanford. Four tiny llower girls, car
rying baskets of spring Mowers, came
next and took their places at the altar
steps. The bridesmaids, Miss Cora
McCabe, Miss Maude Ryan, Miss Mae
Mullen and Miss Matilda Weckbach
"The bride's .sister, Mrs. W. R. Mc
Farland, officiated as her matron of
honor. Not the least interesting lig
ure of the bridal party was Elma Jane
Leddy, tbe ring bearer, who, for her
three short years, covered herself with
glory in her responsible position. The
bride, upon the arm of her brother-in-law,
W. R. McFarland, was met at the
chancel by Mr. Weckbach and his
"A choir of fifty voicescont.ributcd a
fine musical program, under the direc
tion of Miss Josephine Woebber. The
bridesmaid and llower girls, who car
ried out in their dainty white gowns,
the color scheme of yellow and white
in their hair ornaments, and the bas"
kets of jonquils, made a very pretty
picture as they encircled the altar,
where the boys of the vested choir
"Tne bridal gown oflilmy whichem
broidered chiffon over taffeta wa.iiicij-
j ly trimmed with panels of point lace.
j With it a long veil of lu!!e ;:- woro
j and a shower bouquet .t Mbes ;' the
i valley and bride's rosis tell u'lii.t to
j the hein of the n.mds roe robe,
j the cuurch ceremony a recptin:
j t'lveri at the home of Mr. nud y. i
R. McFarland. Later thooucg joi.
p!e left on their wedding j-jun.ey ;ind
on its conclusion will live in Denver."
Some Meteorological Records.
(( cm i iliuo ii.
In tbe year 450 a severe hail storm
occurred in England. Many persons
and animals were killed by the hail
stones, many of which measured three
inches in diamter.
At Cherrapungi, Assam, India, dur
ing August, 1841,240 inches of rain fell
in five successive days. This is the re
gion of greatest rainfall in the world.
The region of least rainfall in the
world is the Mojave Desert, in the
southwestern part of theUnited States.
A severe drouth was experienced in
the eastern part of the United States
in lt2. Scarcely a sprinkle of rain fell
from May until September.
The equinox of Venus is supposed to
cause the present warm weather.
Murderess Gets Indefinite Respite.
Word has reached this city that the
execution of Mrs. Emma LeDeux, who
was convicted at Stockton, California,
last fall of the murder of Albert N.
McVicar, a nephew of A. N. Sullivan
of this city, and who was to have
hung the 19th of last January: was
postponed and the woman granted an
indefinite respite. A short time be
fore the day of execution, it was dis
covered that she was in a pregnant
condition, and the presiding judge,
therefore issued an Indefinite respite,
in order tat another crime might
not be con mitted, in dealing out
Big bargain in a second hand square
piano. Price, t75, 110 cash and 5 per
month. Henry R. Gerinjr.
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