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PL.ATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY i) VJ01
JOTTINGS FOR THE JOLLY
S!crt Paragraphs Prepared and Purloined
For the Readers of the Journal.
Tt.- llfp of T-lly doth r-minl ui
That wr, too, ran make a fuss,
A ml, l-iart inir, l-av- Ix hlinl us,
'l'oolli-marks on tin- Vtojus.
The baseball season may now be con
sidered as formally opened.
We do a lot of thinking about the
weather, b'lt it doesn't do any pood.
Don't expect to tower above your
neighbors by standing on your dignity.
When a girl pretends she doesn't eat
; .'Jy it's a sign she is trying to grow
Advocates of home Industries are
not always industrious when they are
Many a many begins his charity at
home by cutting down his wife's
Writ- all nr sins In im-iii-H!
Ami our virtm-s all in ink;
Ami far niui-li t-tt-r
I ii jiilt.rni'iit lay, think.
When a bachelor flatters a girl she
is apt to mistake him for Cupid's ad
A man never boasts that he doesn't
know the meaning of fear when his
wife is present.
Only two months in which to pro
perly prepare for a safe and sane
Fourth of July.
There seems to be plenty of garden
truck on the market, notwithstanding
the cool weather.
You will always get the hearty ap
proval of at least one person when
you please yourself.
It isn't always a case of "snakes"
when a man sees things double. Per
haps he's not a bachelor.
It's an easy matter to induce the
world to laugh at you: all you have to
do is laugh at yourself.
"What will be the chief issue in
HK)S? ' ;some ask anxiously and the
only sure answer is calendars.
Ilappiness is merely the ability to
realize that things are seldom half as
bad as it is possible for them to be.
A married man never fully realizes
what be is up against until he has met
every one of his wife's relations.
The festive oyster has retired for the
present, but will be with us again next
September, if the weather will permit.
Don't sit around and wait for op
portunity to knock at your door. Go
and knock on the door of opportunity.
It's a fenny thing bow so many
widows think they ought to wear
yellow hair for mourning the second
It is said that ice is to be cheaper
this year, but citizens of Plattsmouth
will believe this when they see the
Of late years by the time winter has
climbed off the lap of spring it is sum
mer time and we have been done
Some men swear because they are
mad and others just to keep up the
conversation, while they are hunting
for a word.
Der man dot hits his t'umb mit de
hammer und says "Much obliged
mitouid svearing is agoot choke onder
The man who thinks he is always
right dees more harm than the one
who is willing to admit that be is
sometimes in the wrong.
If you can get a little girl to laugh
at a boy while you are punishing him
your chances of reforming him are
something over 5X) per cent better.
People have given up the idea of
cleaning up their surroundings on ac
count of the backward spring. The
first of June will note a rustling effort
in that direction, however.
A retired farmer of this city says he
remembers distinctly of getting up be
fore sunrise on the first of May fifty
years ago, and planting watermelons,
following up an old tradition that this
would result in a good melon crop,
lie was eleven sears old at the time
and is now
After the spriDg decorative artist
gets through with your house, in
order to get rid of the smell of fresh
paint, the American Housekeeper tells
us, "Slice a few onions and put them
in a saucer over night in the center of
theroo.ii." The Housekeeper should
have added: To get rid of the odor of
the onions, sell the house to the insur
A Plattsmouth citizen, actiDg upon
the advice of a friend, recently used
this recipe for clearing his home of
rats: "Catch a big rat, wire bells
around bis neck and let him loose.
The bells will scare away all the rats."
After two weeks of trial, he now de
clares there are but three courses open
to him catch that rat, move, or com
JUNIORS TO THE SENIORS
Annual Reception at Coates Hall Last
Night was a Grand Success
HALL WAS BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED
The Entertainment is Said to Have Sur
passed All Former Events of
Friday evening at Coates' Hall the
Junior class of our High school tender
ed the annual reception to the Seniors
and it is said the same, for uniqueness
and entertainment, surpassed all form
The reception opened up at :00
o'clock and as the guests entered the
hall where they were met by the re
ception committee, their eyes fell
upon a large "OS." And when convey
ed to the large ball they were dazed
by the beautifully lighted and decorat
ed rooms. Here they were each pre
sented with a unique program in the
shape of a penant with "Jr." upon it.
The hall proper was decorated in the
Senior colors, red and white. In two
corners of the large hall, the cozy cor
ner and punch bowel were presided
over by Misses Barbara Clement and
Mildred Cummins, who shared the
honors of the evening. At the south
end of the hall a large "07," illumi
nated, showing up very prominently
during the entire evening.
Upon entering the refreshment room
which was decorated in cherry and
black, the Junior colors, a large "08"
showed up in fine order. Here refresh
ments, consisting of ice cream, in
Senior colors, was served with cake.
During the evening two very inter
esting contests were included in the
exercises. The popular song contest
was won by MissClara Weyrick. The
guessing of the meaning of names of
the Senior class was in the following
1. The edge of a precipice: a human
2. A necessity for every plant Root
3. A Confederate general; the hero
of Santiago Lee-sley.
4. A letter of the alphabet; a verb
meaning to change partially F-alter.
5. The German for peasant Bauer.
6. One who strips trees of their
7. A musculine name used both as
a Christian and a surname Jess.
8. The plural of one sent to watch
other's movements Spies.
9. A boy's name; a male child
10. A great navai hero Jones.
11. A soiled spot; a wagon for trans
portation of goods Sulli-van
12. Small bodies of water Brooks.
13. Air in motion; thigh of a bog
14. The German for butcher
15. A letter of the alphabet; ani
mals of the monkey tribe M-apes.
16. A common Irish prefix; a letter
of the alphabet; a boy's name Mc-F.l-roy.
17. The name of a prominent drug
gist in our city Fricke.
IS. A word meaning pure White.
19. A wind instrument of music
20. An imitation; syllable e-n; a
form of dance Mock-en-haupt.
21. What fish bite on Bates.
22. An article used in printing; a
letter of the alphabet Tiep-el.
23. The German for cherries; the
German for leaf Kuchenblatt.
24. The name of a prominent grocer
in town Soennichsen.
25. A place in France for the un
identified dead; an indefinite article
26. A digger of minerals Miner.
27. A number of vehicles preceded
by the letter B B-riggs.
28. A masculine Christian name
29. The past tense of a verb; syl
lable 1-e-r Sattler.
This contest seemed to be by far the
easiest of the two, and great vnerri
ment was created therefrom. During
the evening the following program
was carried out:
Instrumental duet Misses Helps
" " solo.. Miss Ethel Ballance
Reading Miss Vesta Douglass
Instrumental solo. . ..Charlotte Fetzer
Instrumental duet.Misses Soennichsen
At a very late hour the guests de
parted feeling highly delighted with
their magnificent treatment by the
Juniors. No doubt the reception to
the Seniors of the Plattsmouth High
school by the Juniors is an event to be
long remembered by the Seniors as one
of the happiest of their lives. !
John Albert of Cedar Creek, called
Monday to renew for the Old Re
liable another year, and informed us
that he had turned over the assess
ment of Eight Mile Grove to the coun
ty clerk this morning. Mr. Albert has
assessed Eight Mile Grove for a num
ber of years and has not only proven a
competent official but is always among
the first in completing his work. But
one man "beat him to it" this year
and he was the assessor from Weeping
WORTH 10 MILLION DOLLARS
That's What J. E. Buckingham Says in
Regard to the Snow Storm of
"Million dollars rain are no longer
considered in this great and growing
west," said J. E. Buckingham, assist
ant general passenger agent of the
Burlingtsn Friday morningtoanOma-
ha Bee reporter as he finished reading
the Burlington's daily report, which
showed that from four to eight inches
of snow had fallen all over the entire
western and southern portion of Ne
braska and had extended over north
ern Kansas and eastern and northern
Colorado. "That was a $10,000,000
snow which fell last night for it has
given moisture in large quantities to
the entire wheat belt, putthe pastures
in fine condition and made the ground
just right for the corn crop. The fruit
had been damaged before and besides
in the western part of the state, where
the snow was of especial value, there
was not much fruit to be injured any
way.". Snow fell on the St. Francis branch
of the Burlington to the depth of from
two to four inches and there was three
inches around Akron, which is in the
midst of the dry farming area. There
was six inches at McCook and eight
inches at Arapahoe and Chester and
seven inches at Oxford. The Union
Pacific reports show it snowed all the
way from Omaha to Green River.
The Glenwood Granite works the
past week received a nice recognition
in a rather peculiar way. The mother
of Governor Sheldon of Nebraska some
months ago ordered of the Glenwood
works, a beautifrl monument for her
late husband, Lawson Sheldon, to be
placed in the cemetery at their home
town of Nehawka, Neb. The monu
ment was recently finished and placed
in the Nehawka cemetery. Last week
Mrs. Sheldon died and her funeral was
attended by many of the friends of the
governor and legislators from all over
the state. It was one of the largest
funeral ever held in Nebraska. The
beautiful family monument she her
self had selected bad just been com
pleted over her last resting place. The
incident and the monument were the
subject of much comment by the many
notables who visited the cemetery,
and the Glenwood company received a
large share of praise for their splendid
work. Glenwood Opinion.
Mrs. Wm. Edgerton celebrated her
sixty-third birthday lastSaturday, and
the occasion was a very pleasant one
to this old and most highly respected
lady's many friends, a goodly number
of whom were present to assist in cele
brating the day. In addition to a
number of the friends at home and all
the relatives, Mrs. Delia Jones, of
Bellevue, Mrs. Cora Reynolds and Mrs.
Edith Gunn, of Omaha were present.
Mrs. Edgerton resides two and one
half miles south of town, and has been
a resident of Cass county for nearly
fifty years. She can truly be termed
one of the pioneer ladies of the county.
A Rather Flimsy Excuse.
The following is taken from the reg
ular Lincoln correspondence of the
Omaha Bee, and as an excuse for the
republicans carrying the city, this is
certainly one of the most flimsy:
"Considerable interest is being taken
in the campaign by the republicans
because it has become galling to them
to think of a republican city being pre
sided over by a democratic mayor and
they are also looking forward to the
campaign next year, when Mr. Bryan
may be the democratic nominee for
president. Lincoln doesn't want a
democratic mayor to welcome the vis
itors to see the Commoner and neither
does it want it to be under the lime
light unless a republican mayor goes
there too. For these reasons as much
as any other, the republican organiza
tion is determined to win. Mayor
Brown was elected by about 600 at the
last election, though the city is nor
mally 1500 to 2000 republican, but
that election was due to the lack of
organization more than anything else.''
The Livingston Loan and Building Associ
ation Forges to the Front Rank of
A Plattsmouth institution that is
forging to the front is the Livingston
Loan and Building association, orga
nized in January 1889, as a monument
to the late Dr. R. R. Livingston.
Starting with 200 shares in force,
while today it has 2184 shares of $200
each in force. Its capital stock to
start with was $478; today it is $74,901,
making it the largest financial institu
tion in Cass county. Like all institu
tions of this character, it depends up
on its officers and directors for its suc
cess. Their very careful management
is shown when the statement is made
that tbey have not a single piece of
property on hand of any kind, and in
the transaction of $400,000 worth of
business, have only $58 in deliquent
dues interests and fines, extending
over a period of nearly 19 years, which
is certainly a record to be proud of.
Mr. D. B. Smith has the honor of
being its president for 18 years, and
Henry R. Gering, secretary for 17
years; Dr. C A. Marshall, vice presi
dent; Carl G. Fricke, treasurer; Thos.
Walling, solicitor, with the following
board of directors: D. B. Smith, C.
A. Marshall, Fred G. Egenberger, J.
Henry Herold, Wm. A. White, Wm.
Holly, II. M. Soennichsen, Wm. Ilass
ler and Henry R. Gering.
To give you an idea of their growth
their monthly interest receipts have
grown from $6 per month to $773 per
Every one agrees that it is one of the
best ways to save money and it is
equally as good to make a loan and
build or pay for a home. Every one
of our readers should take an interest
in such an institution and thus assist
in building up the town and keep your
money at home.
Take a Sign.
The sign proposition that has been
proposed by many of our people on the
newly built fence around the ball park,
has been turned over to a committee,
who will look after the same. This
committee have been instructed to
call on the business men, make the
contracts for the fence and do the
painting. This committee is composed
of Mat Joy and A. L. Richardson.
When you are approached by either of
these gentlemen do not turn their
proposition down until you have con
sidered same in the manner in which
it is presented. You will derive more
direct benefit from a movement of this
sort than the active members and
officers of the Red Sox ball team. You
are not paying the full cost of produc
ing the space for your ad, but simply
assisting to defray the expense of the
same. By all means take a sign and
thusly assist the ball team in erecting
a good enclosure and a grand stand,
where you can witness the games the
coming season with pleasure. The
fence is nearly completed and the
sign work will be commenced tomor
row. Bill Defective.
It has been found that n. R. No.
211, by Gliem of Red Willow, permit
ting abstracters to give surety bonds
and providing a penalty for failure to
follow the provisions of the law with
respect to abstracters contains no re
pealing clause either in the title or in
the body of the bill. The law purports
to amend a section of the statutes but
it fails to contain the constitutional
requirement with regard to mention
of the section. Abstracters were ex
ceedingly anxious for this bill to pass
and recently formed an association in
order to compel the inforcement of the
Death of Mrs. Campbell.
Mrs. Mark White went to Omaha
Tuesday to attend the funeral of
one of her western Cass county lady
friends who died in the city Sunday.
The deceased was Mrs. Artemus Camp
bell, who of late years was a resident
of Omaha, but at the time she and
Mrs. White formed the acquaintance,
resided at Elmwood; also at Murdock.
Mrs. Campbell was quite well known
to many Cass county people removing
from Murray west as far as Elmwood
and Murdock. The funeral will be
held at the late home in Omaha.
II. Bennett to Frank Tappen, lot 4,
and part of lot 3, block 4, Alvo. Con
Kansas Town & Land Co. to David
Thimgan, lots 1 to 9, in block 1 and
lots 1 to 9, in block 10, Murdock. Con
C. A. Register to W. J. White, lots
1 and 2, in block 8, Plattsmouth. Con
Never Fear for the Judge.
The News regrets that Judge Sulli
van of Plattsmoiith has pefmltted
himself to be used as defendant in the
friendly suit instituted by the state
against the user of a railroad pass be
cause should the case be decided
against the defendant that the judge
would be compelled to pay his fare.
Should he walk up to the ticket oflice
and buy a ticket there would be a case
of heart failure and we are not ready
to go to Mr. Sullivan's funeral. Ne
braska City News.
ROCK QUARRY PlOPOSITION
The First Locating Men Arrive in Platts
mouth This Morning.
Locating Engineer T. L. Phelps and
assistants, Wm. Crisman, J. F. Gaule
and A. B. Cooley all of Omaha, arriv
ed in Plattsmouth Saturday to in
spect the surroundings of the proposed
stone quarry which we hope to have
established near Plattsmouth in the
very near future. The above named
gentlemen are the advance represen
tatives of the company to simply as
certain what might be the output of
the quarry proposed by Messrs. Newell
& Atwood, and whether or not suflici
ent stone may be found in the big hills
south of town to justify the company
in laying their side tracks to the quar
ry, which is nearly two miles down
the river, and which would necessi
tate the expenditure of several thous
sand of dollars in building.
We do not understand that it de
pends wholly upon the returns made
by the above gentlemen as to the fu
ture movements of the company, but
the general superintendent of bridges,
C. II. Carteledge of Chicago, will be in
the city in a few days to further in
vestigate the matter and at which
time final returns will be made as to
the company accepting the proposed
offer of the stone quarry promoters.
We certainly hope that both delega
tions may find the location a favorable
one and that they will lose very little
time in laying their siding to the
place of operation. This may all de
pend as to the quantity of stone found.
First Game of the Season.
On next Saturday afternoon the Red
Sox will hold the first game of the sea
son at the Chicago avenue ball park.
The visiting team comes from the Un
ion Pacific store house in Omaha, and
are fast players too. The game pro-
ises to be a good one, and tbey should
be greeted with a large attendance on
the opeuing game. The game will be
called at 3:30. Admission: Gents 25;
ladies and children 10c.
When your back aches it is almost
invariably an indication that some
thing is wrong with your kidneys.
Weak, diseased kidneys frequently
cause a break down of the entire sys
tem. DeWitt's Kidney and Bladder
Pills afford prompt relief for weak
kidneys, backache, inflammation of
the bladder and all urinary troubles.
Sold by F. G. Fricke & Co.
A Big Mortgage Filed.
The Omaha Bee says: "The Inde
pendent Telephone company has filed
with the county clerk a mortgage to
secure the issue of $3,300,000 of bonds
recently authorized by the corpora
tions. The mortgage covers all the
real and personal property of the com
pany, including the franchises, con
duits and other appliances as runs tc
the Title Insurance and Trust com
pany of Los Angeles in trust for the
FARM FOR SALE.
A Rare Opportunity: The fine sec
tion of land lying one mile south, and
one mile east of Greenwood, Cass Co.,
Neb., we offer for sale in quarters for
the next thirty days, at prices far be
low any land in the vicinity of like
character, and on very easy terms.
The land has been lying in timothy
and clover a large portion of it for
more than ten years and is now in
the finest condition for farming. It
is all under fence, one quarter is high
ly improved, with large house, very
large barns, cribs, shedding, orchard,
fine tree etc. There is no better land
in Cass county.
If you are thinking of buying a farm
you cannot afford to lose a day's time
in looking this land over. It will go
For further information call or
write to Ckooks & Richardson,
118 North 11th St.
Don't Pay Alimony.
to be divorced from your appendix.
There will he no occasion for it if you
keep your bowels regular with Dr.
King's New Life Pills. Their action
is so gentle that the appendix never
has cause to make the least complaint.
Guaranteed by F. G. Fricke & Co.,
druggists. 25c. Try them.
MORE AR0UT OUR "DONNY"
The 6overnor Couldn't Help Making Don
Despaln Labor Deputy
Governor Sheldon didn't want tn
make Don Despain a deputy labor com
missioner, but he justcouldn't help it,
says the World Herald. That Is tin
situation as Indicated by a report
made to central labor union last night
by Tony Donahue. Inasmuch as tins
labor commissioner has charge of tin?
enforcement of laws regulating child
and female labor as well as others in
which union labor is vitally Interested
the labor organizations take a vital
interest in the chatacter of the person
who holds down the job.
While union labor had no single can
didate for the position it did not want
Despain, since he has never had any
interest in common with labor of any
sort. It did have hopes of seeing any
one of half a dozen candidates in the
place who might have been depended
upon to see that labor laws arc thor
As a result of the refuasl of the gov
ernor to recognize union labor In this
appointment Mr. Donahue called upon
him for an explanation. As Mr. Don
ahue reported the governor had to ap
"He said he justcouldn'tgetaround
it,,' said Donahue. "He explained
that the present appointment is only
for a year and said that anyone who
objected to it might call upon him and
he would explain fully and to their
FILES CLAIM FOR DAMAGES
In Justice Archer's Court Wm. F. Gillis
pie Brings Suit Against the Mis
souri Pacific Railroad Co.
In Justice Archer's court Saturday
Wm. F. Gillispieof Mynard started a
suit against the Missouri Pacific rail
road company in which he avers several
causes of action, alleging that they
have directly brought several losses
upon him by their negligent manner
in transporting grain from his eleva
tor at Mynard to points of consign
ment. From the petition it would seem
that Mr. Gillispie has exhausted ev
ery possible effort to get an amicable
settlement with the company. The
dates of the shipments were all in the
fall of i;K)3, and in the several ship
ments, the decline in the price of
the corn shipped, under what it should
have been at a reasonable time for
transporting said grain from Mynard
to the plaintiff's consignees aggregates
a loss of $139.62, for which plaintiff
asks judgment against the defendant
company with 7 per cent interest
from the 17th day of October 1903.
In the second cause Mr. Gillispie
says he loaded 1,100 bushels of corn in
their car at Mynard on the 2nd day of
September, and it did not reach St.
Louis until the 2nd day of October,
and during which time corn had de
clined seven cents per bushel in price,
which netted the plaintiff a loss or
$77.00. Several other causes foi ac
tion are given in the petition, but the
losses in them are not so great as the
above, but the time consumed in the
transportation is about the same.
Mr. Gillispie has secured the serv
ices of Matthew Gering and through
him the suit is filed in Justice Arch
Hurried meals, lack of exercise are
the main causes of dyspepsia. A Ring's
Dyspepsia Tablet after each meal aids
digestion, improves the appetite.
New Phone Company Officers.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the new Independent Telephone com
pany of Omaha Monday the same of
ficers and directors were re-elected for
the coming year. The oilicers are U.
S. Grant, jr. of San Diego, president;
F. II. Stow, vice president: F. .S.
Graves, secretary and C. E. Bittinger,
treasurer. The directors of the com
pany are W. F. Kly and F. H. Stow or
Omaha and U. S. Grant, jr., of San
Diego. The work of installing the
Omaha plant is now under way and
large forces af men are being put to
work as fast as they can be secured.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
There is probably no medicine made
that is relied upon with more implicit
confidence than Chamberlain"s Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. Dur
ing the third of a century in which it
has been in use, people have learned
that it is the one remedy that nevrr
fails. When reduced with water ari l
sweetened it is pleasant to take, re
sale by F. G. Fricke & Co. and A T
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