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Agent Pickett Tenders Check For Over
$44,000 to County Treasurer
MANY TOWNS WILL PROFIT BY ACT
Slight Error of $77 Causes Check to Be
Returned to Omaha for Correction
The Rurllngton railroad company
through their local agent, V. L. Pick
ett, tendered a check signed by pay
master, I). T. Reans, to County Treas
urer W. I). Wheeler, this morning in
payment of the back taxes due fur the
years litoi, l'JO and li0i. The amount
named in the check was just $77 short
of what is due the county.
The sum held by the Rurlington fur
the past three years, with interest
amounts to -fit, ISO. Of this amount
the state will receive a share accord
ding to the levy for each of the three
years. The county receives a portion,
as also does each town, village, school
or road district, through which the
This tax which the Burlington is
paying, is part of the assessment for
the years UXM, 1J05 and V.W, which
they refused to pay, on the ground
that the rate of assessment was high
er In proportion to other property as
sessed those years. The controversy
was carried to court and after being
appealed to the U. S. supreme court,
where the decision was against the
railroad companies, they were
forced to pay their regular assessment.
On account of a slight error in the
check, ft was returned to Omaha for
correction, and it will be a few days
before the county receives it again.
Among the towns and villages in
Cass county to profit through this ac
tion of the Eurlington are Platts
mouth, which will receive the city
tax, school tax, school bonds tax, and
road tax: Louisville, which will also
receive a similar portion of the fund
for same taxes, Cedar Creek and Green
wood, which will each have a neat
sum from the village, school and road
Thirty-three Year Ago.
The Journal, through the kindness
of its good friend, William Neville,
had the pleasure of looking over a
copy of the Nebraska Watchman, pub
lished on Christmas day, 173. The
paper was in Its fourth year and was
published by F. M. McDouagh, who
went from here to Omaha. From the
columns of the Watchman we repro
duce the following items:
.V0!) scholars reported from Cass
county and .j,595.2', the amount of
school money we get.
Omaha is infested with three-card
montemen. Ought to get some patent
Billy Neville offers to bet that he
has got the youngest and best barber
in the west at his place, one whose
touch is gentle as a zephyr. lie's a
Little Maggie Ileisel.aged 10 months,
died on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Hei
sel have our tender sympathy in this
their third bereavement. It casts a
gloom over the holiday cheer.
There's a new baby a sweets?, teet
sy, kicksy, yittle bald-headed cherub
at Capt. II. E. Palmer's. It's a girl;
and weighs 10 pounds avoirdupoise.
A masonic cake covered with a ma
sonic emblems on exhibition at Fred
Stadelmana's for St. John's eve.
Eaton's place burglarized and rob
bed about :30 p. m. Friday evening,
live or six hundred dollars worth taken.
Billy Neville is sending to England
for a lady barber one of those sylphs
whose touch on a man's rough cheek
is as soft as a pouncet-pad.
Dr. Schildknecht extracted a lime
accumulation the size of a large mar
ble, from a lady's throat.
Bryan to Talk on Lincoln.
A special from Washington says:
"William Jennings Bryan has notified
the Veteran legion of this city of his
acceptance of an invitation to address
them April 14, the forty-fourth anni
versay of the assassination of Abra
ham Lincoln. Mr. Bryan will confine
himself entirely, so it is said, to an ad
dress to the old soldiers purely upon
the life and character of Abraham
Little globules of sunshine that
drive the clouds away. De Witt's Lit
tle Early Risers will scatter the gloom
of sick headaches and billiousness.
They do not gripe or sicken. Recom
mended and sold here by F. G. Fricke
Set the Calaboose on Fire.
A stranger was picked up on the
streets of Union last evening dead
drunk from the effects of alcohol and
placed in the lock-up to sober up. The
Marshal forgot to lock the door and
sometime this morning the floor of the
calaboose was discovered on fire
where apparently the inmate bad
started it, and the prisoner was gone.
The fire had burned through the dou
ble Moor when discovered. The jail
is situated near W. B. Banning's gaso
line tank, and had the fire happened
in the night there is no telling the
damage it would have done, perhaps
destroyed the lumber yard and other
THE COUNTY POOR FARM
Superindendent Rouse Furnishes the Com
missioners With a Statement of Ac
counts for the Past 5 Years.
During the regular business session
of the board of county commissioners
held Tuesday at the court house, the
annual report of the superintendent of
the county farm was submitted for
their examination and approval. From
the statement of expenditures and re
ceipts from sales during the past five
years in which Mr. Rouse has had
charge of the farm, the cost of main
taining this institution is found to
amount to $7,3m.31, or at an annual
cost of about $1500. The number of
inmates enrolled during the five years
was forty-eight, the average number
cared for each year being thirteen, at
a total average cost each year of $173.-
91, or after deducting amount from
sales of produce, etc, at an expendi
ture of $113 32. The inmates enrolled
to date, March 1st, 1907, is eleven,
while during the past live years the
total number of deaths was nine. The
following statement of the condition
of the farm for the past five years was
made by Superintendent Rouse:
Amounts paid out for all purposes,
including that for material and extra
labor, together with amounts received
from sales annually to March 1, 1907:
. 2..VJi .V
... j.o:c at
... -i.x' 1!
. .. t.7:ti ."
."." 7 7'. '
5 7M 73
i .:;... .
Tot a I. .T04 :4
In addition to the above, the state
ment further shows thac there is on
hand 1400 bu. of corn, 200 bu. of oats,
1 cords of wood, 4000 lbs of coal, 40
bu. of wheat deposited at mill, from
which is due 1045 pounds of Hour. The
heavy expenditure for labor and ma
terial during the year 100 is account
ed for by the fact that a cave costing J
several hundred dollars was made up
on the farm.
Talented Plattsmouth Girls.
The reguiar concert by the Institu
tion band, given at Chapel Hall, Sun
day evening, was made more than us
ually pleasant by the appearance of
Miss Lucile Bates and Miss Kittle
Cummins of Plattsmouth.
Miss Bates, who is a daughter of
Editor Bates of the Journal, sang three
numbers, in which were shown with
good effect, the breadth and range of a
contralto voice of a remarkable purity
Of her three numbers, "Sunset" by
Buck; "Thy Beaming Eyes" by Mc
Dowell, and "Time's Garden" by
Thomas, the latter with violin obliga-
to played by Mrs. Cadwell, was especi
ally well received, and for a second
encore to this number Miss Bates gave
the always welcome "Rosary."
Miss Cummins' number for piano,
the "Serenade" by Strelezki, was given
in a manner to bring from her hearers,
the demand for second - and third en
cores, to which she generously re
sponded with pleasing numbers.
These young ladies may feel assured
of a sincere welcome at all times by
Glenwood's music lovers. Glenwood,
It will b Bkbout six weeks before ovjr
stock of Ladies Home Journail Patterns
arrive, virxttl then we will sell t.ll Stand
ard Paittrons at Half price. Coats Dry
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Plattsmouth State Bank
of Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Charter No. 7i
Incorporated In tlie state of Nebraska, at the
close of business February it. V.kK.
Loans ami discount 575.973 i7
overdrafts, secured and unsecured. . . 1.770 V3
Banking bouse, furniture and fixtures 714 50
nher real estate O.OiH) 00
Current exjenses and taxes paid 53 17
Cash items 33 50
Iuefrom national, state
and private banks and
bankers ? 10.551 !
Checks and items of ex
change P'O 00
Cash 4.1SH 7s
Total Cash on hand 14.s!t5 7!
Total $100,412 53
Capital stock paid in 530.000 00
1'iidivided profits sh 42
Individual deiiosits subject
to ch.-ck 55S.355 :!
IHrnand certificates of de-
xit K3 2s
Time certificates of deixjsit 7.W3 liH iu.OSZ 1 1
Total 5100.412 53
State of Nebraska. ' . .
County or Cass t'5" I. J. M. Roberts,
cashier of the above named bank, do hereby
swear that the alove statement is a correct
and true copy of the report made to the State
Banking Board. J. 1. KOBEKTS.
itt ) w- II. Xewei.l, Director.
Attest.,, p FAtTBa Director.
Sulscriled and sworn to lefore me this 1st
day of March. l'A7. Earle Ci.ahk.
Seal My commission expires Jan. 5. lli
THE MONEY IS RETURNED
Congressman Pollard Succeeds InHaiing
51,900 Placed Back Into the
U. S. Treasury.
Congressman Pollard In sending out
the following statement regarding the
disposal of the amount of back pay he
received for time which he did not
serve in ccngress, and favors the Jour
nal with a type-written copy direct
from Washington. We gladly give the
same a place in our columns, as it
shows that Mr. Pollard is very anxious
to do the fair thing:
"The privileged resolution that Mr
Pollard introduced at the opening of
the present session, requesting the
iudiciarv committee of the bouse to
report upon his legal right to receive
Dav for the period from March 4 to
July IS, 1905, was acted upon a few
days ago. The judiciary committee
held that the sergeant-at-arms of the
house did not act within authority of
law when he paid out this money and
that therefore. Mr. Pollard had no
right to it. The same day that the
judiciary committee made this report
Mr. Pollard introduced a bill author
izing the treasurer of the United
States to receive the amount of his
salary that is in controversy. This
bill was referred to the ways and
means committee which is the rank
ing committee of the house and con
tains not only the greatest lawyers but
the ablest members that are now in
congress. This committee unanimous
ly reported that the sergeant-at-arms
did not act within authority of law
and that Mr. Pollard was legally and
morally entitled to the salary he re
ceived from March 4 to July 13, the
date of his election. In closing their
report the ways and means committee
said: "We believe that Mr. Pollard
was entitled to his pay and that the
proper construction of the statute was
put upon it by the disbursing officer of
the honse of representatives, but, in
as much as Mr. Pollard insists on re
turning this money to the treasury of
the United Stytes, and for the purpose
of aiding him to that end, we report
the bill favorably after striking out
the words "without authority of law
While Mr. Pollard was able to get the
bill reported from the ways and
means committee, yet, he could not
get it up for consideration in the
house. All the lawyers in the house,
both democrat and republican, were
practically unanimous in the opinion
thae Mr. Pollard was entitled to the
money under the law, and that if the
bill was permitted to pass it would
overturn a long line of precedents that
have been running for almost half a
century. They contended that the
nassasre or the bin would make a seri
ous reflection upon the character of
a number of men of renown, now serv
ing in congress, as well as some who
are now deceased. Among the latter
were Mr. Ilitt, of Illinois, and Mr
Nelson Dingley, of Maine. While Mr
Pollard returned the money to the
sergeant-at-arms he did so because, as
he said: "I do not propose to retain
any money when there is the least
question of doubt as to my right to
it." The question of doubt has not
been removed. Yesterday Mr. Pollard
called upon Mr. Treat, treasurer of the
U. S., in order to ascertain whether
he could receive the amount of the
salary in dispute. Mr. Treat said that
he could receive the money and would
give Mr. Pollard a receipt therefor,
and that the money would be turned
into the general fund of the treasury
As soon as Mr. Pollard found out that
he could convert the money back into
the treasury he decided to close, for
all time, this vexatious question. This
morning he mailed a check to the
treasurer of the U. S. for the amount
of the disputed salary; feeling that in
as much there was still some doubt as
to his right to the money he did not
care to retain it."
Large Aid Society Meetiug.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Pres
byterian church held a very pleasant
meeting yesterday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. J. M. Robertson. About
fifty ladies were ia attendance to en
joy the afternoon at a kensington and
a social time, which was much en
hanced by an excellent program pre
pared for the occasion. In a very
charming manner, Miss Maude Kuh
ney spoke the piece which secured for
her the first honors in the medal con
test several weeks ago, and a solo by
Miss Marie Robertson was also much
appreciated. A number of vocal selec
tions by Mrs. J. W. Gamble, added
much to the good program.
Toward the conclusion of the de
lightful afternoon, delicious refresh
ments were served by the hostess, wbo
was assisted by Misses Jessie, Blanche
and Marie Robertson and Maude Kuh
ney. The large attendance at the
meeting was much appreciated by the
members and it was with regret that
"Pineules" (non-alcoholic) made
from resin from our Pffae Forests, used
for hundreds of years for Bladder and
Kidney diseases. Medicine for thirty
days, $1. Guaranteed to give satisfac
tion or money refunded. Get our
guarantee coupon from Gering & Co.
A Surprise to Hi Friends.
Sometime since Roy Klrkpatrick,
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kirdpatrick,
or Nebawka, went to Seattle, Wash.,
where he is in the employ of the Bur
lington railroad company. And now
comes the news to his parents that he
has been married to a charming
young lady of Seattle a few days since.
The announcement of the young man's
marriage came as a most complete sur
prise to his parents. The Journal
joins Roy's Cass county's friends in
wishing all the blessings possible both
for himself and the young wife. Roy
is a model young man and the young
lady who he now claims as wife is fortunate.
ALL WILL PUT IN NEW RATE
Railroads Reserve Right, However, to Fight
In speaking of the 2-cent rate, which
goes into effect at midnight tonight,
the Lincoln Journal says:
"The Northwestern announced yes
terday that it would put in the 2-cent
rate. Up to a late hour last night de
finite announcement from the Rock
Island, Missouri Pacific and Union Pa
cific has not been received. The Bur
lington, in a supplementary state
ment, practically announced a reser
vation to fight the rate law.
"It was made plain that the rail
roads will withdraw competitive rates,
made to equalize tariffs between com
mon points on different roads. Rates
will be made by figuring straight mile
age. Children of five years and under
twelve years will be charged half of
the 2-cent rates. Clergy permits for
low rates probably will be cancelled.
The rates and arrangements for mile
age book tickets will remain the same.
No change will be made in interstate
rates at present. All passenger rates
now effective between stations in Ne
braska will be cancelled and the new
rates put in.
"A telegram from General Passen
ger Agent Wakeley of the Burlington,
received in Lincoln yesterday after
"There is no foundation for the re
port that the Burlington is acquiesc
ing in any way in the new rate law.
If the 2-cent law becomes effective we
have decided to temporarily put these
rates into effect."
Plan a Big Time.
The Elks of this city are arranging
for a big time at their rooms on Fri
day evening, March 8, at which time
the following candidates will "ride the
goat:" George E. Dovey, D. O. Dwy
er, C. F. Guthman. II. D. Travis, J.
II. Thrasher, J. V. Egenberger,
Michael Ilild, Frank L. Tracy, J. V.
Ilatt, C. W. Haney, C. A. Rosencrans,
Julius Pitz, Mat Jirousek, Chas. Kuns-
man, R. L Newell and Henry Guth
man. In all, sixteen new members
will be taken in, which is enough to
furnish an abundance of fun for the
older members. A large number of
Elks will be here from Nebraska City
and Omaha to see the work well done.
After the initatory work, refreshments
and a general good time will te the or
der for the balance of thhe night.
This is the largest number of members
that have been taken in by the Elks
at any one time for several years, and
it shows that Plattsmouth lodge, No
739, B. P. O., is on the boom.
"Silent" Graduating Exercises.
It would seem from the following
from the Nebraska City Tribune, that
the graduating class of the High
School of that city prefer a "silent
graduation" this year: "The mem
bers of the senior class of the high
school do not want to participate in a
graduating program at the exercises
next May. A petition for a "silent
class" signed by each of the twenty-
one seniors was presented at the
board of education meeting last even
ing and referred back to the students
with instructions to present it to the
faculty of the high school in whom the
board placed the dicision, by a motion
passed at a recent meeting."
To Abolish County Assessorship.
Two bills seeking to re-establish the
old method of electing precinct asses
sors, and to do away with the office of
county assessor in whole or in part,
were placed on the general file in the
bouse yesterday after being recommen-
ed by the committee on privileges and
elections for indefinite postponement.
They were house roll No. 84, by John
son and No. 307, by Hafferman. The
atter makes a clean sweep of it, while
the former continues the county as
sessor in counties of 20,000 population
Another bill, upon which the same
committee reported adversely was No.
299, by Tucked of Douglas, increasing
the number of supreme court judges
to seven and the length of their terms
to twelve years. The house first adopt
ed the committee report but later re
considered its action, and the bill was
placed on the calendar for future con
Thiessen's measure placing a com
pulsory limit of eight hours on the
working day of railroad telegraphers
and dispatchers was reported for inde
finite postponement, which carried.
PIONEER IS GALLED HOME
George Ruby, One of the Oldest Citizens
of Cass County Passes Away.
AT HASTIN6S, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY
Remains Arrive in This City for Burial
From Eight Mile Grove Church
The sad inteligence of the death of
another of Cass county's early pioneer
settlers and prominent citizens, was
received in this city last evening.when
a message came stating that George
Ruby had passed away Wednesday
morning at the hospital for insane at
Hastings, Nebraska, where he was
taken a few days ago.
The news came as a great shock to
the many relatives and friends in this
vicinity, where the deceased has resid
ed for the past half century, enjoying
the love and respect of all whom he
knew. The deceased has been failing
in mind and health for several years
and in hope of benefiting him, the
children took him to a Lincoln hospit
al for treatment about a month ago.
The change and treatment at the
hospital could not check the gradual
breaking down in health and spirits,
and it was soon found necessary to re
move the patient to the hospital for
insane at Hastings, Neb., where after
a few days residence the end came to
relieve all suffering and pain.
George Ruby was a native of Harri
son county, Ohio, where he was born
on the 28th of December, 1828. When
about thirty years of age, he together
with his wife, Caroline Black, whom
he married in Indiana in the year 1855,
returned to Nebraska, locating on a
claim about seven miles southwest of
Plattsmouth. On his farm in Eight
Mile Grove precinct, Mr. Ruby has
resided continuously for the past half
century, the last few years since his
health began to fail, being spent with
his son, Martin, in Mynard, Neb. Mr
Ruby was married four times, all of
his wives preceding him to the "Great
Beyond." From the first union six
children were born, five of whom are
still living. After the death of his
ntst wire on October 4, 1868, he was
united in marriage to Isabella Jones, a
sister of Wm. Jones, on May 30th,
1859. Three children were born from
this happy union, and all of whom
are still living. On the 15th of Feb
ruary 1S82, after the death of his sec
cond wife in December 1880, he took
unto himself a third wife, Catherine
Skiles, who passed away in March
2992. In regard to his fourth wife we
were unable to ascertain the name or
date of her marriage to Mr. Ruby, but
we are informed that she passed away
several years ago. The children who
are left to mourn the loss of the father
are Martin L. of McCook, John of
Eight Mile Grove, Isaac, William and
Charles, who reside in Decatur county,
Kansas, Nelson of Aurora, 111., and
Grrnt of Kenesaw, Neb.
The remains of the late George Ruby
arrived this morning from Hastings,
and the last fitting tributes in memo
ry of this worthy pioneer will occur
Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the
Eight Mile Grove church, the services
being conducted by Rev. Burres of
Refused to Return the Deed.
Dr. II. Jensen has filed a suit in the
district court to secure possession of
the Gary Treat farm. Not long since,
the farm was sold to Dr. Jensen, the
deed signed and left in the First Na
tional Bank. Mrs. Treat concluded
that she wanted 8500 more for the
farm, and called for the deed on the
pretense of looking it over. The deed
was handed her by the agent making
the sale, Mrs. Treat departed with the
papers. Mr. and Mrs. Treat have re
peatedly made Dr. Jensen offers for
the sale of their farm, and every time
that he thought the deal could be
made, they backed out. For months
the sale has been talked of, and when
at last the deed was signed and the
money was In the bank for payment,
and the doctor was making prepara
tion to build, Mrs. Treat concluded
that the old home was too good to
leave and under false pretenses.secured
possession. Weeping Water Herald.
His Conscience Smote Him.
The Weeping Water Herald tells the
following: "If you don't see much
good in religion, learn from this how
two people were made happy. O. K.
Cromwell, formerly proprietor of the
hotel Gibbon, received recently three
dollars from a traveling man who stop
ped here about sixteen years ago, and
left owing one dollar. Not long ago
he was converted, and recalling his
past act, sent the dollar with interest
at 8 per cent. Mr. Cromwell and Mr.
Traveling Man are both happier. You
don't hear of many such cases where a
man is working for his Satanic Majes
ty, but when he concludes to travel
the right road there is joy in living."
Watches carefully repaired at Cra-
XV I IX 13
Call for a jood pair
Kid Gloves. We
have them in all
kinds and shades.
FROM $1.00 UP
hand" at this.
"Whr Quality Counf ."
THE BUSIEST PLAGE IN TOWN
Spring Millinery Opening at Fanger's De
partment Store to Be the Grand
est in Many Years.
The millinery department of M.
Fanger's department store is one of
the busiest places in Casscounty these
days, preparation being made for the
grandest millinery opening that ha
ever occurred in Plattsmouth. The
expert trimmer, Miss Birch, with the
assistance of a large number of ap
prentice girls, is engaged in modeling
hats in the latest and most beautiful
designs for Easter bonnets. The dis
play of spring millinery at this store
promises to surpass anything ever at
tempted in this city in the way of an
assortment from which to select from,
or in prices.
The patrons of this department will
have an opportunity toselect from the
newest creations, at a comparative
low figure, considering the artistic
workmanship that isexhibited In each
hat. It is the desire of the proprietor
to be able to please each and every
lady who patronizes this store, and
special pains are being taken toward
The day of this wonderful spring
millinery opening has not been set,
but will occur in the near future, the
time being published later in these
To remove a cough you must get at
the cold which causes the cough. There
is nothing so good for this as Kenne
dy's Laxative Cough Syrup. The liq
uid cold relief that is most quickly ef
fective, that stills and quiets the
cough and drives out the cold. Sold by
F. G. Fricke & Co.
The Coats Dry Goods Co. has been
made loeal agents for the Ladles
Home Journal Pattern. Until ear
new line arrives we will sell all
standard patterns at half price.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Bank of Cass County,
of Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Charter No. 642.
Inconorated in the state of Nebraska, at th
close of business February Si, 1'..
Loans and discounts i
1 4.tViT 35
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured. .
Storks. securities. judgments.
liankinif house furniture and fix
tures Other real estate
Current e.xjenses and taxes paid... .
Due from national, state and private
banks and bankers
. .1M ill
Checks and items of exchanjje
LIA HI UTI Ei-
Capital stock paid in 00
r-urplus fund :jl.ix (V)
Tndivided profits I. IS 21
Individual dejosits sub
ject to check t123.)"J
Iemand certificates of
deposit l.'!.7 TI
Time certificates of de
Caslder's checks out
standing o:;i i
Due to state and private
hanks and bankers 3.41 K- StX X)
Total :H4.5tl j
State or Nebraska. .
County or Cash I. T. M. Patterson,
cashier of the aliove named hank, do hereby
swear that the above statement Is a correct and
true copy of the report made to the State Hank
in tf Board. T. M. Patterson.
. j Chas. C. Pakmele. Director.
Attest. , jACOB Tkitsch. Director.
Sulwcrltied and sworn to lefore me this Hit
day of March. lAi. L- K". IIashb.
Seal My commission expires Oct. lnh. mi.
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