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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAKCJl 7 1907.
JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY
Uort Paragraphs Prepared and Pcrlclnel
Fer tbt Readers cf the Journal.
n' n-v-r f- I-. l h yi ari M'tl .r.
I'ntll tlin- alrawH in ar
W ii iMinrttial at tilt- t;ut cai'li nijrM
Ymir latik'lit-rs Ix-anx nii'ar;
"Salome" may come to Chicago, but
it is stipulated there must be no dead
heads. Harking dogs should be taken to the
pound and boasting men should be
Public interest in the Thaw trial
probably will continue until the base
ball season opens.
The meanest kind of hypocrite is
the man who praises the Lord and re
fuses to pay his just debts.
Marriage is a success when a man is
able to meet the promissory notes he
gave to love during his engagement
As long as a man has sense enough
to mind his own business and does it
he will never have occasion to occupy
a padded cell.
Decoration Day, Fourth of July and
Thanksgiving occur on the same day
tithe week this year Thursday. This
will not occur again until 1919. 4
A riattsmouth woman who has been
pestered with her neighbors' hens for
many seasons past, says she is going to
try kindness next summer. She is go
ing to fix up some nice nests and see if
the hens wont lay eggs in her garden
instead of scratching it up.
A riattsmouth woman recently gave
an energetic ring at the telephone and
asked, "Have you any brains?" With
some as Dertlv the hello girl re
plied, "Yes, but 1 don't think you
cave." The woman rasped and ex
claimed. "Oh. I thoupht I had the
"Where is that d d fire shovel,
Grace?" asked a Plattsmouth man of
his wife as he entered the sitting room
from the kitchen after a search for the
implement. "I'll be d d if I know,
dear," she sweetly replied, and the les
son went home with such a distinct
thud that he raised his right hand and
I'hwr up! Cliffr up! Look forward! Hoiw!
The weather may lie chilly now:
fint soon you'll work the lia.seljall loj
Anl with the umpire have a row.
Another short time widower from
oat of town has his eye on a Platts
mcuth woman and is making frequent
visits. When his wire died just three
months ago, he was so badly crushed
that it was feared he might lose his
mind. But he made a good fight and
is getting over it ali right.
After sitting up until 1 o'clock for
her husband to come home a Platts
mouth woman went up stairs and
found him fast asleep. Instead of go
ing out after supper he had stolen up
to his room and crawled into bed. His
wife was so angry that she would not
speak to him for three days.
A careful Plattsmouth father took
his daughter to task the other evening
and informed her that she musn't en
courage a certain young man to stay
so late when he came to see her in
the evening. "It's disgraceful," he
asserted. "What does your mother
say about it?" "She says men haven't
changed a bit," was the curt rejoinder
"In isu I had a stomach disease
Some physicians said dyspepsia, some
consumption. One said 1 would not
live until spring. For four years I ex
isted on boiled milk, soda biscuits and
doctors' prescriptions. I could not di
rest anything I ate; then I picked up
cne of your Almanacs and it happened
to be my life-saver. I bought a fifty
cent bottle of KODOL and the benefit
I received from that bottle all the gold
in Georgia could not buy. In two
months I went back to work, as a ma
chinist, and in three months I was
well and hearty. May you live long
and prosper." C. '. Cornell, Boding,
Ga., UK;. The above is only a sample
of the great good that is daily done
everywhere by Kodol for dyspepsia. It
is sold here by F. G. Fricke & Co.
Who is to Blame?
A mother over in Sarpy county last
week complained to the proper otlicial
of a young man's mistreatment of her
daughter. Now let us examine the
The daughter was fourteen years
old think of it and was riding to
church in a buggy with the young man.
She was actually keeping company,
socially, with this young man, and yet
a child of but fourteen.
We submit plainly that a mother
who would permit her child-daughter
to go to church or anywhere else in
such manner, is every whit as blame
able, as the young man she had arrested-
Notsogulltyof acrime, of course,
but positively as guilty of moral fault.
What blind folly, what dangerous
unwisdom was she guilty of?
SUIT AGAINST BURLINGTOI
cd Kroehier, Formerly a Plattsmouth Boy
Wants $15,000 Damages.
LOSES AN EYE AND OTHERWISE INJURED
While at Work in the Shops at Havelock
During the Month of December.
Last December, Ed Kroehier, an em
ploye of the Burlington shops, met
with an accident while at work, from
the effects of which he lost the sight
of one eye and was otherwise seriously
injured. Last Saturday a suit for
damages to the extent of 3sir0O was til
cd in the district court of Lancaster,
and in speaking of the same the Sun
day State Journal says:
"Fredrick E. Kroehier began suit in
the district court yesterday afternoon
against the Burlington for $15,000 dam
ages for injuries claimed to have been
received by the plaintiff while he was
at work in the railroad shops at Have
lock last December, as a result of the
alleged poor condition of machinery
which he was operating. The plaintiff
alleges that at the time of the acci
dent, which cost him an eye and other
severe injuries about the head, he was
at work on a hydraulic machine which
was, in several particulars, out of re
pair. He says that as a result of the
condition of the machinery a piece of
tne instrument was blown into hiseye,
causing him to suffer great pain. He
says that prior to the accident he was
accounted a skilled workman and was
able to earu $3 a day or more."
The above should read Ed Kroehier
instead of Fredrick E. He was reared
in Plattsmouth. We understand that
the company has made an effort to
compromise the matter on less than a
third of the amount sued for and that
Mr. Kroehier refused to do so.
An Excellent Address.
At the Methodist church last even
ing, Dr. J. B. Trimball, field secretary
of foreign missions, delivered one of
the most interesting addresses upon
the subject, "Mission Work In China"
that has ever been heard in this city.
There was a large audience of all ages
from children to elderly men and wo
men, and for an hour the entire gath
ering listened to the speaker with rapt
attention. The speaker took the
ground that China is the most fertile
field for missionary work, that there is
in the world today, basing this conclu
sion upon four reasons: i lrst, upon
tenitorial extent; second, geographical
position; third, cumber of inhabitants;
fourth, the wonderful awakening of
that empire at the present time to the
desire for western civilization. The
address was intensely interesting,
highly instructive and had for its pur
pose, the education of auditors.
Without any attempt at oratory,
the speaker closed his thoughts in such
chased language, clear sentences and
story periods, that it is difficult to
conceive how the subject could have
been improved or more forcibly pre
Another Big Deal.
The Eimwood Leader-Echo says:
"Edwin Jeary closed a deal yesterday
whereby be became the owner of the
Andy Hess farm. This, with the land
already owned by Mr. Jeary, makes
him a farm of f00 acres in a body.
On the Hess farm are two fine fish
ponds well stockad with fish. These
ponds are fed by one of the largest
springs In the county, and water from
this spring is forced by hydraulic pres
sure to all slock yards, and to the
house, and can be forced by the same
means to any part of the farm. Mr.
Hess has purchased a large farm near
Yates Center, Nebraska, and is al
ready loading cars for that point. Ot
to Lau, it is thought, will farm the
"Dall" Jones In Chicago.
A strike of lOOCChicago telegraphers
hangs on the answer of the Western
Union company to the men today. A
committee headed by G. D. Jones,
waited on the local management of
the telegraph company and made de
mands for the re-instatement of the
nine discharged men. Chicago Inter-
The abeve item is of Interest to peo
ple here for the reason that the leader
of the committee is a Cass county pro
duct, a son of W. D. Jones of Platts
mouth, and grew to manhood in this
county. And by the way, we wonder
f "Dall" still remembers how he and
the Ledger editor "gophered" in the
hills at Rock Bluffs during our kid
days. Union Ledger.
A fine line of solid silver and plated
ware at Crabill's.
Pleasant View Stock Farm.
W. II. Ileil, of Ei?bt Mile Grove,
and little son were in the city Satur
day. Mr. Heil is proprietor of the
Pleasant View Stock Farm, and makes
a specialty of breeding lied Polled cat
tie. lie repots his herd as being in ex
cellent shape and have done remark
ably well during the winter. Mr. Heil
will be able to show a large Increase
in his herd during the coming season,
and has a number of these fine cattle
which he will dispose of to parties de
siring to embark in the business of
breeding the finest cattle ever placed
upon the market.
Some Meteoriogical Records.
March 31. lbU2. was notable for a
large number of tornadoes iu Texas,
Kansas and Nebraska. No less than
eight distinct tornadoes occurred In
the states named. Thirty-one per
sons were killed, and property destroy
ed to the value of $200,000. March 23,
1S9.J, was notable as a date on which
a large numoer or tornaaocs occurrea
in the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ken
tucky, Tenesee and Mississippi. About
20 people were killed and property to
the value of $300,000 was destroyed.
Air liquifies at 312 degrees below zero.
A Novel Feature.
A novel feature in advertising and
creating new business is that employ
ed by one of the bankers in a nearby
town. This banker will issue a cer
tificate of deposit for $5 running one
year, at three per cent interest, to any
baby born in the county that year, pro
viding that the parents of the child
will contribute $4 of the amount. The
same offer Is made to each lady in the
county who marries during the year.
Then the banker asks: "Can you fig
ure out how one family can catch us
for $1 on each of these three counts?"
Will Be Held in Eimwood.
The Ciss County Teachers' Insti
tute beginning Aug. 12th, will be
held in Eimwood this year in connec
tion with Cbatauqua. Mr. J. G.
Stark attended the teachers meeting
at Louisville, Saturday, and extended
to them an invitation to come to Elm
wood and bold their Institute this
coming summer. Supt. Gamble put
the matter to a vote and it was voted
unanimously to come to Eimwood and
hold the Institute in connection with
the Chatauqua. Eimwood Leader
Matried in Lincoln.
Edwin D. Clark and Miss Delia M
at one o'clock Saturday, a public
Stevens, at the home of the latter
Both young people are well known in
this vicinity where they have hosts of
friends who unite with the Leader-
Echo in wishing them a prosperous
married life. The groom is employed
as nremon for the Burlington with
headquarters at Lincoln. Eimwood
The Best Man in Town.
The best man we have in our town
for the general good of the town is
the one you will always see on the
front seat in the progressive "band
wagon." He is the first one to extend
an open and warm band to greet the
stranger and welcome him to the
best town in the state. He will re
sent an insult to our town as quickly
as he would a slur at a member of his
family. He very politely invites the
chronic croaker to "move on." He
is ever ready to give his just propor
tion to every public enterprise. lie
talks up our town at home and abroad
and believes it is the best place upon
God's green earth in which to live
and desires to be buried here when he
dies. Let us all try and be like this
man for one year and our little city
would take on new life and improve as
never before in its history.
Cut it Out Do it Now.
Did you ever notice that "talk"
doesn't hurt a man much? Perfection
isn't looked for in man, and when some
one tries to injure him by talking aboug
a few faults he he has, the absent one
who is probably attending to his own
affairs, is elevated in the hearer's esti
mation, while the informant is lower
ed accordingly. If a man knocks along,
doing fairly well, people realize that
while he has some faults, he has more
virtues, and they are charitable enough
to overlook these faults. But it Is dif
ferent with a girl or woman. No mat
ter how good and pure a woman may
be, let some one start a Infamous lie
about her and many are willing to pass
it along, and there is always some one
to believe it. That lie can never be
lived down. It may burn low, but
gossip-lovers are ready with new fuel.
Did-you ever think how damnably
mean some goody-good people are in
Watches carefully repaired at Crabill's.
PREPARE FOR GOOD SEASON
Base Ball Enthusiasts Hold Mass Meeting
in Coates' Hall.
SELECT OFFICERS FOR ORGANIZATION
Plattsmouth Red Sox to Be a Fast
Well Supported Team from
The mass meeting of baseball en
thusiasats which was ad vertised sever
al days ago, occurred Monday eve. at
Coates Hall. An exceptionally large
crowd was in attendance and from the
manner in which business was dispos
ed of it would appear that Platts-
mouth is to have a "cracking good"
team this season.
In the selection of officers for the
organization, II. E. Weidman was
made president and treasurer; Kirk
Bstes secretary temporary, Frank
Warren, manager, and Chas. Wilkins,
The aggregation will be known as
the riattsmouth Red Soxs, and anoth
er meeting will be held in a few weeks
to select players and prepare for prac
tice work. A committee of three n.
E. Weidman, Chas.Wilkins, and Frank
Warren was chosen to solicit contri
butions to the organization.
The management of the Parmele
theater ofiered that building to the
club for an entertainment, for which
they will raise funds with which to
maintain a good team. Nothing defi
nite was decided in regard to this pro
posal, but at a later meeting action
will be taken. The Journal trusts
that the boys will get together on this
offer, and arrange with our local tal
ent for a musicale, or some other form
After the election of officers, Mana
ger Warren presented to the meeting,
the following rules which, after being
changed and amended, were adopted
Rule 1. Each and every player shall
be greeted to be present at piactice
at time designated by manager.
Rule 2. There shall be regular prac
Rule 3. There will be a coach,' who
will have full charge of the team at
practice and may offer suggestions
during the game to captain or mana
ger. Rule 4. No player will be expected
to come to practice intoxicated, or
who has been drinking.
Rule 5. A player who shall be as
signed to a position on the team to
play a game, will not be allowed to
play if intoxicated or has been drink
ing. Rule G. The captain shall have right
to change batting before or during a
game if he sees fit. The manager shall
consult the captian if he wishes a
Rule 7. Dirty ball playing is for
bidden, as it is a detriment to the
game and causes dissatisfaction. j
Rule 8. Players are to abide with j
the decision of the umpire, and allow
the captain to dispute a decision.
Rule 9. When away, the players
are expected to stay together as much
as possible, so manager can easily find
them when wanted.
Rule 10. There will be a time and
place appointed when going away and
every player and coach shall be there.
Rule 11. Every player shall be at
the grounds in uniform 30 minutes be
fore the game, unless on account of
some unavoidable delay.
Rule 12. There shall be no delays
after time set for the game which
Rule 13. All suits shall be turned
over to the manager at the end of the
season, and the following year ne is
to turn them over to his successor in
the same condition that he received
Rule 14. All rules and proceedings
shall me made public.
Rule 15. No profane language shall
be used during or before the game by
members of the organization.
Rule 16. Manager shall have right
to call meetings whenever he sees fit.
RulelT. Rules and regulations shall
be open for amendments, changes and
additions during the season.
Eczema, Tetter, Salt Rheum, Itch, Ring
Worm, Herpes, Barbers' Itch.
All of these diseases are attended by
intense itching, which is almost in
stantly relieved by applying Chamber
lain's Salve, and by its continued use
a permanent cure may be affected. It
has, In fact, cured many cases that
had resisted , other treatment. Price
25c per box.- For sale by F. G. Fricke
& Co. and A. T. Fried.
Mrs. Porter Entertains Her Class.
Monday night the co.y home of Mr.
and Mrs. G. M. Porter was the scene
of a most happy occasion, when Mrs.
Porter entertained her class of twenty
live young men of the Christian Bible
School. The class was divided equal
ly, and half was to come dressed as
girls and half as boys and all to be
masked so as not to know each other,
a prize being offered to the best getup
Prof. E. L. Rouse, superintendent of
the Bible School, and A. L. Zink, pas
tor of the church, and G. M. Porter,
f.mer, were criosen ror judges, and a
very hard task they had, for the boys
had entered into it with true Spartan
spirit to see who could outdo the oth
ers: they were all good but among
those who seemed to deserve special
consideration were Ray Barker, as a
bride; Jesse Perry, as Little Red Rid
ing Hood and Ralph Mullis, as a dus
ky maiden, and finally it was unani
mously decided to give it to the color
ed sister, and the booby prize went to
Ed Reynolds, as Pat. Mr. Rouse made
the presentation speech, presenting
the coloied lady with a large box of
delicious bon-bons and Tat with a
Dutch doll which had "Peenover pout
seeks week most yet."
After the prizes had been awarded,
the boys sat down to a most beautiful
ly decorated table. In the ceiling,
immediately over the center of the
table hung merry bells in beautiful
colors from which hung festoons to
each corner of the table in the class
colors. A most dainty and delicious
supper was served by the hostess, as
sisted by Edith Buzzell and Carrie
The boys organized and laid plans to
build a fine room as an addition to the
ehurch for their own use. This class
has grown from a class cf three to
twenty-five in abcut three months un
der the efficient leadership of their
teacher, whom they all have learned
to love and respect, and who deserves
great credit for her most untiring ef
forts for the boys.
Located in New Quarters.
II. Waintraub, the proprietor of the
St. Joe Fair store, has moved into his
new quarters in the Roberts building,
the first door west of McElwain's
jewelry store. The stock of goods has
been completely overhauled and re
arranged and enlarged by a recent
shipment of new goods. The public
will find Mr. Waintraub comfortably
located in his new store room and pre
pared to supply demands for the latest
and best novelties, and also a full line
of floe dry goods at popular prices.
Mr. Waintraub invites new as well as
old patrons, to visit and inspect the
stock which he now has on display at
his new location.
Receives an Invitation.
The Plattsmouth lodge No. 0 A
and a. M., have been tendered an in
vitation to attend the reception of
the celebrated Silver Trowel by Capi
tol lodge No. 3 A. F. and A. M., of
Omaha, on Thursday, March IT.
The wonderful trophy started from
the Justice lodge of New York, and in
its mission around the world has visit
ed eleven Masonic lodges, Omaha be
ing the twelfth place.
The Silver Trowel will be retained
by the Omaha lodge for a month and
will then be forwarded to the Denver
lodge. Preparation for a grand cele
bration is in progress, and it is likely
that a number of the Plattsmouth
lodge will attend the festivities.
Think of It.
B. F. Moore, representing the Ne
hawka Milling Co., was here Satur
day interviewing our merchants, and
made the Journal a business call.
This reminds us that while we are do
ing so much to drive mail ordei frauds
out of the country, in the interests of
home merchants, would it not be in
order for our local merchants to
patronize the local mills of Cass county
a little more extensively? Think of
this, as you smoke your pipe. "What
is sauce for the goose is sauce for the
An Enjoyable Afternoon.
At the home of Mrs. W. II. Newell,
the W. C. T. U. held a very pleasant
meeting Monday afternoon. Quite a
number were in attendance to hear an
Interesting program prepared and ren
dered by the home department of the
society, and to spend an enjoyable af
ternoon. Among those to favor the
gathering with Instructive papers,
and talks, were Mesdames Rouse,
Shopp, C. C. and E. n. Wescott. A
number of musical selections by Mrs.
J. W. Gamble, Miss Gass and Mrs. E.
H. Wescott, were also highly appreci
ated. At the conclusion of the pro
gram an elegant luncheon was served,
soon after which the meeting adjourned.
NEWS OF THE RAILROADS
Burlington Cannot Afford to Stop Efforts to
Handle Business, Steadily Increasing.
Discussing the situation in which Die
Burlington rinds itself, a man familiar
with some of the affairs of that cor
poration in Nebraska says: "The Bur
lington may riot carry out some of the
plans that it has made, but so long as
it makes an attempt to carrv the busi
ness of the territory through which it
runs it will find it necessary to main
tain its property and increase the ca
pacity for doing business. That means
that terminal work planned in several
places in the state and across the river
in Iowa must be carried out, If not
now, very soon. The company, along
with other companies piercing this
part of the corn belt, is unalilt to care
for the business enforced upon it." To
which the Lincoln Journal adds:
"At the present time it is said plans
for yard Improvements have been
made for Oxford and Pacific Junction.
The yard work at Ashland is about
complete. It is said that other yard
work is planned at certain points
where business congests. At Lincoln
the yard work is well under way and
workmen are now employed in erect
ing buildings for the engine yards.
"At Pacific Junction the company
has a round house built for the engines
of the old type, not large enough to ac
commodate the new freight and pas
senger train drawing monsters. It
will soon be necessary to erect a new
engine building there.
"The company has a great deal of
work to do along the Missouri river to
protect its properity, and it Is claimed
this will necessitate the expenditure
of a large sum of money between now
and June in order to avoid flood dam
age from the early summer rise in the
'Since the high water in the Platte
river two weeks ago caused so much
damage a party of Rock Island survey
ors have been at work near South
Bend running several lines. It is
planned to carry that road's right of
way on higher ground on the north
side of the river. Practically every
year the Rock Island is put out of
business temporarily at South Bend by
damage to its bridge and tracks from
high water. The bridge has been so
much damaged that a new one is a
necessity. With the building of a new
bridge the officials plan to carry the
line along a higher level on the north
side of the river. It is reported a
modern bridge will be constructed."
The Burlington In Line.
The following from the Lincoln
Journal, would indicate that L. W.
Wakely, general passenger agent of
the Burlington, is one of the first to
accept inevitable: "General Passen
ger Agent Wakely announced yester
day afternoon that the 2-cent rate
provided by the new law passed by the
legislature will be made effective by
the Burlington railroad. He said that
new tariffs are now being prepared in
his office, and he hoped to be ready to
put them in effect on the lines in this
state by the time the law becomes op
erative. "The news was received in Lincoln
with much rejoicing. No definite
statement came from the Northwest
ern, the Missouri Pacific or the Rock
Island, but railroad men presumed
that these roads would be forced to
meet the rate, even though they may
intend contesting the validity of the
law later on. In fact the opinion was
expressed by railroad men that the
roads probably will act in concert on
any action that may be taken, but that
the 2-cent rate will be made effective
It was reported that a representa
tive of the Union Pacific legal depart
ment had said duringthe day that the
new rate law will be obeyed."
Death and Taxes.
It is said that death and taxes are
two things that cannot be escaped. If
we were to revise the saying we would
place taxes first, for of the two. taxes
area little surer than death. Fortu
nately, death comes to each person but
once, while you can depend upon taxes
coming several times a year and break
ing out again after they have made
their regular annual visitation. You
may pay every thing demanded, and
after you have a clear bill, find that
the treasurer has dug up something
that you tried to pay ten years before,
and that has doubled in the meantime
by the accretion of interest. Yes,
taxes are much surer than death,
though death comes to the relief of the
tax-ridden citizen provided always
that he leaves nothing behind for the
tax collecto to gobble.
Faster and faster the pace is set,
By peop of action, vim and get,
So if at the finish you would be,
Take Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tt-a
Gerinrf & G.
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