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JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY
Stort Paragraphs Prepared and Parlclned
For the Readers of tSe Journal.
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They say the new Enster b nnets are
Its just as ray to be pleasant as
otherwise and it pays hotter.
Men who make the most money get
ethers to make It for them.
Nothing pleases a w oman ir.ore than
to help a man spend his money.
It is recognized that the matri
monial knot is the most serious tangle
A man never appreciates good luck
so much as when lie is having a run of
Do not tret discouraged. It is often
the last key on the bunch that opens
The average man never misses an
opportunity to show off before a pretty
The "Salome-' veil and Easter ben
net will soon adorn the show windows
cf millinery stores.
It would take a w iser woman than
Evelyn Thaw to pick out her real self
from all the pictures published of her.
One of the pleasantest things about
these pleasant days is that they have
banished all talk about the coal famine.
Nebraska City has a man who has
never been kissed. It wouldn't take
expert testimony to convict bim of
If you don't just exactly admire the
location for the postoftice building,
don't kick against the town by knock
ing on the sight.
It's isn't very nattering to the au
tomobile that the horse is now com
manding a higher price on market
than ever before.
It's a safe bet that the man who
introduced a bill in the Wisconsin
legislature forbidding chorus girls to
wear tights isn't bald-headed.
The location decided upon for the
postofiice building is a surprise to
everyone. It is not as satisfactory as
it might have been in a more sightly
A paper speaks of a young man kiss
ing his girl "under her mother's nose."
There are times when a mothershould
keep her nose out of her daughter's
A riattsmouth boy, seeing that his
mother was worried about something,
.rave her this sage advice: "Why don't
you pray about it, mamma? God is
just a dandy to answer prayers,"
The boy who becomes addicted to
the use of cigarettes has just about
as much chance for a success in life as
a crippled pug pup would have to
catch a jack rabbit in a fair foot race.
A St. Louis girl says she lost her
heart when a man spilled ice cream
into her lap. This is a suggestion
to all bashful young men of Platts
mouth who cannot find voice to pro
pose. If her name had been Susan instead
of Evelyn, perhaps nobody ever would
have fallen in love with her and her
photograph never would have been
!?ow tin ilays arv jrmwlnr 1ii:-'t and tli ln-ns
art rnwirnr t ronirT.
nd tlit-ri' rvalljr ar- no -loulI-ts in tin- ky:
Hy-aml-by tht-y will lw laying ami w soem to
li-ar you saylnir.
You'll Ik- alW to afford the m ly-anl-.v.
Two men got five days in jail for
sleeping on the steps of the treasury
department in Washington. If they
slept inside they would get from S00
to 56,000 a year.
Two blind people were married at
Villisca, Iowa, recently, but an ex
change remarks, it was little different
from other weddings, as most people
go into matrimony blind anyway.
"Stick to your telephone-' may be
feminine for ' stick to your gun.'
Twice, recently, girl operators have
kept their places in the face of actual
danger, and by their prompt action
have avoided panics.
They have carried the hustle theory
into so many walks of life that there
is a doubt if the slow-moving man will
be doing the proper thing when he
lies quietly in his grave.
A Boston bachelor, 62 years old, is
boasting of the fact that he has never
told a lie. A man without a wife and
mother-in-law to explain things to has
no occasion to tell a lie.
An Illinois legislator is trying to
pass a bill making chicken stealing a
penitentiary offense. Gov. Hogg once
remarked that If such a law were
adopted In Texas It would be impos
sible to pick the cotton crop.
HON. JOSEPH C. GILMORE
Dies Suddenly Aftar a Few Weeks Illness
h Omaha a! 7:30 Thursday Evening.
SETTLED IN CASS COUNTY 50 YEARS AGO
Elected to State Legislature In 1877 and
Filled Many Local Precinct Offices
! Burial Here Sunday.
In the short space of twenty-four
j hours, the Journal is again called upon
I to chronicle the demise of another of
Hon. Joseph C. Gilmore, who after a
few weeks illness due to heart and
dropsical trouble, passed away very
suddenly at 7:3o o'clock Thursday
at the home or his son Lafayette in
Omaha, where he has made his home
for the past few years. The deceased
was well known in this vicinity, where
he resided for over forty years, and
where he has scores of friends, who
regret to learn of his death.
This popular and prominent citizen,
was born near Ilarrisville, in Mercer
county, Pa., on December 17, 1832, and
there he was variously employed until
the year 1S34, when he went to Wal
worth county, Wis., and farmed several
years before coming to Nebraska in
August 1857. lie located near Four
Mile Creek for a short time, and then
removed to Lancaster, where he was
engaged in farming for several years,
and where he was elected probate
judge of that county in the year 1859.
This office he filled for a year, when
he returned to Cass county, in 18i0,
residing in this city, from which place
he was engaged for eight years in
freighting across the plains to Denvej.
He then settled on what is known as
the Gilmore farm in Eight Mile Grove
precinct, and gave his entireattention
to farming and raising stock, whereby
be acquired an enviable reputation.
Besides tilling many of the local pre
cinct offices, Mr. Gilmore was elected
to the state legislature in 1877, to
represent Cass county, and served
faithfully for one term. For several
years he was located in the west near
Denver, then returned to Cass county
where he resided until he went to
Omaha a few years ago to make his
home with his son Lafayette.
The last services will be observed in
Omaha Sunday, after which the re
mains will be brought to this city on
the afternoon Missouri Pacific train,
due here at 2:27. From the depot the
funeral will occur under the auspices
of Flattsmouth lodge Xo. A. F. and
A. M., of which the deceased hz.s been
a member of since the year 187S.
Home Team Wins at BasketJBall.
The high school basket ball team of
the Nebraska City girls, accompanied
by a large number of rooters, arrived
in this city Friday afternoon, and
at the Coates hall last evening they
lined up against the girls basketball
team of the local high school. An ex
ceptioually large crowd was in attend
ance to cheer the home team on to
victory, which they secured by a score
of 17 to 9. The contest was very ex
citing, and the enthusiastic spectators
exhorted their favorites to play their
best. The work of the local team was
excellent, and so uniform, that the vis
itors were unable to compete to ad
vantage. The first half resulted in a
score of 10 to 7, and, like the second,
was characterized by good playing on
the part of MIses Kathryn Windham
and Lizzie Falter.
The Nebraska City team attempted
to overcome opposition in the second
half, but their playing was enly sur
passed by the Plattsmouth girls, who
secured nine more points, making the
final score 17 to 9. The lineup was as
Plattsmouth: Kathryn Windham,
I f, Lucile Gass, 1 g. Mabel Leasley, c,
Hester Gilmore, sub. c, Lizzie Falter,
r g, Helen Trilety, r.f.
Nebraska City: Mary Wright, If,
Reta Thomas, 1 g, Sarah Si mm, c,
Elizabeth Ffann, sub. c, Esther Neff,
r g, Eveyln Storms, r f.
Keferee A.J. Ludden, principal of
Auburn schools. Umpire, Chas. Wil
kins. Timekeeper, Supt. E. L. Rouse.
The first named young lady of each
team were captains, and displayed
much ability in their maneuvers.
After the game, a social time was
enjoyed for several hours at dancing.
The Nebraska City people after some
difficulty on account of the regularity
of the trains, managed to start home
about ten o'clock this morning on a
stub which ran up to this city from
Pine Salve Carbolized, acts like a
poultice; highly antiseptic.extensively
used for eczema, for chapped hands
and lips, cuts, burns. Sold by Gering
& Co's drug store. '
Among those to be granted degrees
at the midwinter commencement exer
cises of the state university, Friday
we note the names of seveaal Platts
Roy V. Pepperberg was granted a
degree of Bachelor of Arts, as was also
Miss Helen Travis who received in ad
dition to that, a teacher's certificate,
which is highly prized, as only eight
are to be issued this year. Joe Zavod
sky, formerly of this city is among the
number to secure a degree of Bachelor
of Science. Miss Amelia Metzgar was
granted a teachers certificate.
THE TAXING OF MORTGAGES.
House Recommends Bill Embodying Gov
ernor Sheldon's Idea.
The house Wednesday failed to pass
bills memorializing congress to submit
a woman's suffrage amendment and
appropriating $5,000 for a state bac
Incommitee of the whole the house
recommended to pass II. R. No. 75, by
Davis of Cass, carrying out Governor
Sheldon's idea for the taxation of
mortgages as a part of real estate.
The house also agreed to Representa
tive Fries' bill for a S3 voting tax and
to Representative McMullen's bill
compelling the regents of the state
university to hold open meetings of
public record; also to Representative
Leeder's double-shift firemen's bill
The senate killed the bill presented
by Senator Clark of Adams to amend
the present optional capital punish
ment law by making it compulsory up
on the court and jury to make the pun
ishment of murder in the first degree
punishable by imprisonment for life,
instead of leaving the matter of the
death sentence and imprisonment for
life to the jury. The senate decided
to recommend the interurban railway
bill for engrossment and third reading,
in return for an agreement on the part
of the friends of the bill to support a
new bill by Aldrich of Butler to regu
late interurban railways and to pre
vent the consolidation of competing
lines. Lincoln Journal.
Death at Nehawka.
Jennie Alice Loberg died Febuary
13th, 1007, of consumption, after an
illness of about six weeks. Through
all her suffering she was very patient,
and towards the last realized that she
must go, but her faith never wavered
and death had no terrors for her. One
of the last things she said was "Mother
I am going to Jesus.
She was born in Louisville and had
lived in Nehawka about eight years.
She was fifteen years and eleven
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Ilulse, at the M. E. church,
on Thursday afternoon and interment
made in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Episcopal Meeting in Omaha.
The Auxiliary of Omaha, So. Omaha,
Ashland, Plattsmouth and Blair will
bold meeting in the crypt of Trinty
Cathredal Friday, Feb. 22nd. Mission
work among the Indians of Nebraska
will be presented by Mrs. Keefe of
The meeting with addresses will be
conducted by the very, Rev. Dean
Beecher, the Rev. R. B. II. Bell, the
Rev F. J. Mackay and Rev. Bishop
Got His Wires Crossed.
The Saturday issue of the Nebraska
City News contained the following:
"There was a lively fight at a dance in
Union last night, in which two parties
attempted to use knives, but were
prevented. Warrants were issued for
the young men, but they left town be
fore they could be arrested." The
Journal has made every effort to learn
something regarding the foregoing,
and we have come to the conclusion
that the News has evidently cot its
wires crossed, as we can find no one
down that way that has heard of any
The music pupils of Miss Marista
Cagney held a class gathering, at her
home on Saturday afternoon. The
gathering, while in the nature of a
recital, was intended more as a review
of the life and works of the great com
poser Ilandel, especially his oratorios.
Several musical selections from nan
del were given, and the entire pro
gram was well rendered and enjoyed
by the friends present. Those who
participated in the program were;
Mrs. T. E. Todd, Blanche Robertson,
Mary Helps, Eleanor Todd, Marie
Powell, Marguerite and Ruth Helps,
Jean Morrissey, Mrs. H. E. Todd.
Francis Wbelan and Clyde White.
BIG ICE GORGE
IN PLATTE RIVER
Forms In Bend About a Mile West cf Ore
apolis, Demoralizing Traffic
BOTTOMS ARE FLOODED FOR MILES
Gorge Above South Bend Breaks, Destroy
ing Railroad Bridges and Wash
ing Cut Rc2d Beds
A big ice gorge formed Friday in
the bend about a mile west of the rail
road bridges over the Platte river four
miles north ot this city, and the bot
toms lands on both sides of the river
are Hooded for many miles.
The gorge above South Bend broke
Friday evening, destroying the
Rock Island bridge, while at Louis
ville seven spans of the Missouri
Pacific structure were carried down
stream by the turbulent waters and
five others badly damaged. The Burl
ington tracks near the Louisville
stone company's works are under
water and ice, and all trafic has been
The water at the bridges north of
this city is going down, on account of
the gorge, which has formed, and is
obstructing the flow of ice.
Reports from Cullom are to the effect
that at 9 o'clock last night the water,
at that place was the highest it has
been for eight years, but since that
hour the water has receded over four
feet. The ice had not broken up much
until the ice laden Hood from the vi
cinity of South Bend appeared last
night. Big blocks of ice over twenty
two inches thick, collected at the
bend near Oreapolis, and the bottoms
southwest of LaPlatte are inundated
with many feet of water and ice.
The railroad tracks between La
Platte and the river, are under water
for a distance of a thousand feet, while
over fifty feet of the Missouri Pacific
road, bod has been washed out, leaving
the rails and tiessuspended in the air.
The low area from the signal station
at Oreapolis to La Platte, is covered
with water and ice, the greater part
of the latter being thrown on the ter
ritory north of the river, as the cur
rent was diverted toward La Platte by
The Burlington and Missouri Pacific
railroad bridges are as yet unimpaired
by ice but some danger is anticipated
when the gorge above, gives away.
Both railroad companies have all the
available men at work, repairing dam
ages, and awaiting to avert, if possible,
the trouble that may be expected
when the huge volume of water, laden
with enormous blocks of ice in the
gorge starts down stream.
Traffic on both roads has been de
moralized, many trains beiug annulled
while others have been sent around by
Council Bluffs. The Schuyler, which
is due here at 9:49 a. m., succeeded in
getting through Saturday after
noon, the water having subsided from
the tracks which were not damaged
very much. A stub has been running
to Pacific Junction to connect with
the Burlington trains, while a coach
and engine is making trips between
Union and this city on the Missouri
Pacific, which will require several
days in which to replace washouts
near La Platte.
Entertained at Pollocks.
At the hospitable home of Mr. and
Mrs. T. II. Pollock, a very sociable
gathering occurred Saturday evening
when they entertained a number of
friends at cards. Progressive high
five, produce a very informal and en
joyable evening, and was followed by
elegant refreshments at a welcome
hour. Those to participate in the oc
casion were Messers and Mesdames T.
M. Patterson, F. A. Murphy, Swear-
ingen, E. . Uook, and J. II. Don
District Court Convenes.
Judge Paul Jessen and Court Re
porter John Taggart came in from Ne
brrska City on the fast mail, and the
February term of the district court
convened at 1:30 o'clock Monday.
The greater part of the afternoon
was occupied in calling the bar docket,
assigning cases, arguing motions and
entering default. The criminal cases
State vs. Townsley.State vs. Schlieske,
State vs. Johnson and State vs. Stull
together with the $5,000 damage suit
of Pope vs. Oberle, are set for trial
The friends of H. D. Barr will be
pleased to learn that he is recovering )a
and Is now able to sit up.
Turners Have Big Crowd.
The grand mask ball given by the
Turnverein at their hall Saturday
evening was a very successful affair, a
large crowd being in attendance to
participate in the evening of pleasure.
The first prizes for the best charac
ter masqueraders were awarded to
John Little who represented the
Spanish cavilier, and to Emma Van
lleet who was attired in a cowboy oui
tit. The second prizes for the best
comical costume were secured by Karl
Barclay in the role of the jolly Ameri
can tramp, and Mrs. Louie Mittlemirc
who appeared as Topsy.
LAIO TO LAST LONG SLEEP
Two Pioneer Citizens, Mrs. O'Neil and
Mr. Gilmore, Laid to Rest
MANY ATTEND FINAL SAD TRIBUTES
Funeral of Mrs. John Renner Occurred To
day Mrs. Wm. Sage Summoned
to Great Beyond Yesterday.
Funeral of Mrs. O'Neil.
The last sad tributes to the late
Mrs. Rachel O'Neil were observed
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Meth
odist church. The services were con
ducted by Rev. J. E. Houlgate assist
ed by Rev. A. L. Zink and Canon II.
B. Burgess. Several appropriate se
lections were rendered by a choir com
posed of Messers G. M. Porter, Don
York and Mrs. E. II. Wescott, Mrs.
Mae Morgan and Miss Brady. Rev.
Zink in his address outlined the many
object lessons that one may gain in a
study of the life of this pioneer settler
of Cass county, who suffered many pri
vationc and hardships in the work of
establishing this city, where we now
enjoy all modern conveniences and
The impressive funeral scripture
of the Episcopalians was read by Can
on Burgess, while Rev. Houlgate gave
an obituary of the deceased, bringing
out the fact that the home did not
consist in merely walls and fixtures,
but in family associations. He made
reference to the fact, that during her
last sickness she had repeatedly said
that she was prepared to go to the J
happier home beyond.
Many lloral offerings adorned the
casket, and boresilent evidence of the
high esteem in which the deceased
was held during life. After impres
sive services at the church, a large
fnneral cortege conveyed the bier to
its last resting place in Oak Hill ceme
tery. The pall bearers were Messers Frank
Shopp, Ed Fitzgerald, Herman Ilerold,
M. E. Manspeaker, Wm. Ballance and
Among the out of town people in at
tendance at the funeral were Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Hager and James Herold
of Lidcoln, Mrs. Lydia Bodine and
Mrs. S. C. Moench of Orleans, Neb.,
and Albert O'Neil, from across the
Laid to Last Rest.
The remains of the late Hon. Joseph
C. Gilmore, arrived Sunday after
noon on Burlington train No. 2, in
stead of on the afternoon train on the
Missouri Pacific, which was annulled
on account of washouts near La Platte.
The Plattsmouth orderNo.fi A.F. and
A. M. met the body of their deceased
member at the station and accompani
ed it to the Oak Hill cemetery, where
the impressive ritualistic services
were conducted during burial.
The pall bearers were Messers Mike
Mauzy, Fred Rramge, Geo. Thomas,
Albert Despain, August Roesler, and
J. W. Johnson. Among those to ac
company the remains to this city were
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Gustin of Murdock,
Mrs. Frank Terril of Hagler Neb. and
Wm. Gilmore, daughter and son of
Mrs. John Renner Passes Away.
At 12:30 o'clock Saturday noon Mrs.
John Renner.residing in the south part
of this city, passed away very suddenly
afteran illness of short duration, heart
disease being the immediate cause of
her death. For several days she had
been suffering with an attack of la
grippe, and during the morning pre
ceeding ber demise, she seemed to
much improved. While sitting in a
rocking chair holding two childrren,
she suddenly fell forward In an uncon-
cious condition, and in a short time
The deceared was about sixty years
of age, and besides a husband leaves
six children, and many friends to
mourn ber departure. She has been
resident of tbls city for many years.
and the many friends extend sympathy 1
to the family during their bereave
ment. The funeral occurred from the late
home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon,
services being conducted by Rev. J. E.
Houlgate the pastor of the. Methodist,
church. A number of appropriate
hymns were rendered by Mrs. C S.
Johnson, and Miss Etha Crabill. At
the conclusion of the service the re
mains were taken to Oak Hill ceme
tery for interment.
Mrs. Wm. Sae Dead.
Sunday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock
Mrs. Wm. Sage, residing In the south
part of the city, was called to her Inst
long sleep, after a week's duration,
ofsuffering with peritonitis. A Ihjs
band and five children, of whom the
oldest is a lad about thirteen years of
age, survive to mourn the loss of the;
wife and mother, who was so suddenly
taken from them by the "grim reaper."
The deceased was thirty-three years
of age, and has been a resident of this
city for over fifteen years.
The funeral will beheld from tho
late home at 2.30 o'clock tomorro x af
ternoon. DEMANDS PICKLE FACTORY
The Farmers of this Vicinity are Ready to
Contract WHh a Local Enterprise.
The subject of establishing a pickle
factory in Plattsmouth, has been con
siderably discussed in the past few
weeks, and the Journal has been in
formed that all certain parties need
to locate such an establishment here
is a guarantee that the farmers sur
rounding the city will cultivate the.
In conversation with several of our
most substantial farmejrs last Satur
day, and from what they told us in
reference to the raising of pickles,
many of them are ready to contract
with parties locating such a factory
in Plattsmouth to cultivate as many
acres of pickels as the factory would
demand. Another thing, they want
it distinctly understood in said con
tract that a regular factory must be
located here, and no sub-station for a
As soon as parties are ready to locate
a factory here, they will lind someone
in Plattsmouth who will go with them
to the farmers who will contract to
raise all the cucumbers such a factory
is able to put up through the season
but only under the conditions as above
stated that it must be a genuine
factory employing the proper number
of people during the pickle season.
Turned 'Em Out Quick.
One of our farmer friends in the
south part of the county relates the
following story in reference to two of
his neighbors: One of them found a
couple of hogs belonging to a neighbor
on his premises, shut them into his
hog lot and then n titiel his neighbor
by telephone that l e could have the
hogs when the damages were paid.
The neighbor replie l that it was al
right but he wouldn't be in a hurry
about petting tbem home as several
of his hogs were sick with cholera any
how. The telephone receiver at the
other end of the line went up with a
bang and a few minutes later the tru
ant porkers appeared running down
the road followed by the thrifty far
mer's busy dog.
A False Report.
It was reported about the streets
Sunday afternoon that James Fog
erty, one of the oldest employees of the
Burlington shops, had been found dead
Sunday morning. Upon investigation
this was found to be false, although
he is now confined at home quite sick,
His son Kern of Havelock is here to
care for the patient.
Married In Omaha.
Henry Kaublecame in Saturday eve
ning from Omaha for a visit with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kauble.
He surprised his many friends in this
city by bringing home a bride, who
he secured in Omaha one day last
week. After a short visit v-ch his
parents they returned home last even
ing. Henry has been with the Mid
land Laundry in Omaha for some
time past and his many friends in thi3
vicinity join the Journal in wishing
them a prosperous and happy wedded
Endorse Judge Jesseu.
The members of the Cass county
bar association during the session of
the county court today, unanimously
endorsed Judge Paul Jessen, for the
position of United States district
judge of Nebraska.
The organization further agreed t
extend their energies and efforts to
ward placing Judge Jessen in iiii
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