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PLATTSIOUTII, NEIiRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 10 1007
LOOKING FOR THE "OMAHA"
She Is Making Desperate Efforts to Reach
Her Destination, Which is the
Mouth of the Piatte River.
CCMES IN CONTACT WITH SANDBARS.
Has In Tow a Large Snad Dredge to De
liver at the Mouth of Platte River.
The steamboat, "Omaha," formerly
called the "Lora," passed Nebraska
City last Friday, and has been making
her way up the river very slowly, but
was expected to pass here yesterday.
As yet she has not done so and it is
presumed that she encountered more
sandbars than was expected. At one
point particularly she was over
live hours on a bar. The river is run
ning low for this time of the year, and
this may have something to do with
"Omaha's" slow progress.
The Omaha left St. Louis April 23,
with six hundred pieces of freight con
signed to Kansas City and Omaha.
The boat is in charge of Capt. Massa,
one of the oldest and most experi
enced pilots. It has in tow a large
sand dredge which it is taking to the
sand works.at the mouth of the Platte
river. After unloading same it will
return to St. Joseph where It will
"buckle on to" a large barge of the
pavillion order, to convey to Omaha,
where it will be used during the com-
ming summer as an excursion boat.
The Gunter, which was operated as an
excursion boat at Omaha last season,
and which tied up here for a couple of
weeks last season, has been taken to
St. Louis and placed on the docks,
was found this spring to be unlit for
the service, with the hull and boilers
being condemned by the government
inspectors. It will be remembered
that when she was tied up here the
boat was in exceedingly bad shape.
After dumping its cargo at the
mouth of tbe Tlatte the "Omaha"
will tie up here for the night.
The Latest Report.
The steamer "Omaha" on its way to
Omaha, is not making a record break
ing run. The boat passed here Satur
day, got up as far as opposite Swalley 's
farm four miles above here and there
struck a sandbar. They put in all day
Saturday getting off the bars and yes
terday they got up along the bank and
waited for the wind to subside. The
captain followed the old channel of the
river and as a result he was on a bar
most of the time. The last heard from
them they were tryiDg to pass the east
cbannel today. Nebraska City News.
Joseph Winscott, Deceased.
The following in reference to the
death of Joseph Winscott of this city,
is taken from the Nebraska City Tri
bune of Monday: "Joseph Winscott,
father of Mrs. Sophie Sbanahan, of
this city, died this morning at his
home in Plattsmouth, at the age of
seventy-seven years. Deceased was
born January 14th, 1830, in Owens
burg, Kentucky, and lived there until
1SC5 when he removed to Plattsmouth,
where he has since resided. On March
23, 1844, Mr. Winscott was united in
marriage at O wensburg to Miss Letitia
Ann Jackson. Three sons and three
daughters survive him, two daughters
Mrs. Sophie Shanahan and Mrs. Chas.
Heed residing in this city. Mrs.
Shanahan left today for Plattsmouth
to attend the funeral, which will prob
ably be held tomorrow, though no de
finite arrangements are yet made."
The funeral will occur from the
residence of George Winscott, son of
the deceased, tomorrow ( Wednesday )
afternoon at 2:30.
The school board closed contracts
last week with all the teachers for the
next year, and Prof. Ilodapp's work
the past year warranted the board in
retaining him, although tbey had to
advance the salary ?5 per month as an
inducement for him to accept. Mrs.
Louise Mickle will have charge of the
intermediate department, and Miss
Rose O'Donnell of the primary room.
This is a guarantee that tbe school
will be in good hands another year,
and no doubt the patrons will approve
the action of tbe board. Ledger.
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 never
fails. When reduced with water and
sweetened it is pleasant to take. For
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STREET CARNIVAL BOOKED
Members of the Plattsmouth Fire Depart
ment are Preparing for a Big Time.
TO BE HELD SECOND WEEK IN JUNE
The Advance Man Has Not Arrived He
Was Expected Last Evening.
The Plattsmouth fire department
held a special meeting Friday night to
act upon a proposit'on that their chief
Lee Cotner is in receipt from a street
carnival company, who wishes to visit
our city in the near future.
The members of the department
were unanimous in accepting the
proposition presented to them from
the company, and were anxiously
awaiting the arival of the advance re
presentative, who failed to make train
connections at Nebraska City, and
telephoned that he wculd be here to
The following committee were ap
pointed to meet with the company s
representative and make satisfactory
arrangements, and look after matters
pertaining to holding the carnival
G us Rhode, John Busche, JohnClaus
Lee Cotner and Claus Speck.
The dates the carnival company
wants will be the second week in June,
and all the tire company will ask of
the city will be the free use of the
We are glad to note that the fire de
partment has taken an interest In an
entertainment of this sort and the
Journal will do all in its power to
make tbe affair a howling success.
Why Not a Chautauqua?
Mr. S. M. Ilolladay, of Indianola,
Iowa, was in the city Friday night and
Saturday, to consult with our ministers
in regard to holding a Chautauqua in
Plattsmouth some time during the
summer. Just what Mr. llolladay's
plans were we did not learn, as to the
opinion and encouragement given him
by tbe local ministers. Other towns
hold successful gatherings of this sort,
and it seems as though our city could
hold a ten-day chatauqua meet.
The action of the village board in
refusing to license the pool hall called
for a special meeting of the Commer
cial club Thursday evening. The
meeting was quite well attended by
business men who were united in an
expression of regret at tbe action cf
the board and it was decided to circa
late a petition and present it to the
board asking that tbe order be revok
ed. Chairman Kills, who is also a
member of the village board, presided
at the meeting. Louisville Courier.
Boating on Salt Creek.
Wesley Walch and Ivan Burdick re
turned Saturday evening from a trip
by water from Greenwood to Spring
field, a distance of forty-five miles.
They made the boat and hauled it to
Greenwood Wednesday. After a fif
teen-mile float down Salt Creek to
where it joins the Platte east of Ash
land and then down that river to
Springfield, they sold their boat. They
saw plenty of game and at Ashland
near tbe mill dam, they encountered
such shallow water they were compel
led to get out and wade. They con
sider themselves well paid for their
time and annoyance and it is their in
tention of making a trip soon by boat
from Greenwood to Nebraska City.
It s too bad tos ee p eople who g
from day to day suffering from phys
ical weakness when Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea would make them well.
The greatest tonic known. 35 cents,
Tea or Tablets. Gering & Co.
McConahie Post G. A. R. of Platts
mouth, is making preparations for
Decoration day and invite all the dif
ferent organizations of this city to
participate with us on that occasion,
and the committee on arrangements
would be glad to meet the committees
of tbe different organizations on Sat
urday evening in Thrasher's office.
Hon. J. B. Strode has been secured to
make the address. The memorial
sermon will be at tbe Methodist
church by Rev. J. E. Houlgate.
T. W. Glexs, J. II. Tiikashek,
When your back aches it is almost
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Weak, diseased kidneys frequent v
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Pills afford prompt relief for weak
kidneys, backache, inflammation of
the bladder and all urinary troubles.
Sold by F. G. Fricke & Co.
Our friend Louis Shut., living west
of town, returned Saturday from a
visit to "Barney" Miller in Davies
co'inty.Mlssouri, where he spen tsever
al days. Mr. Shutz says Mr. Miller
and family are nicely located on the
farm, and are well satisfied. "Barney"
sent bis regards to all his Cass county
friends and wants all of them to come
and see him in true farm life. He has
hosts of friends here, all of whom will
be glad to hear of his excellent situa
tion. A VERY PECULIAR ACCIDENT
Clothing Catches Fire and Body and Ve
hicle are Badly Burned.
The Nebraska City News contains
the following account of the peculiar
death of William Frank, an old set
tler living with his daughter near
Syracuse. The bodv was found near a
bridge two miles south of Syracuse
and the deceased had evidently been
dead for some time:
"A boy coming to town found the
body and recognized it as that of Mr.
Frank, but he was so badly frightened
and shocked by the sight that he did
not stop to investigate, but coming to
Syracuse reported the matter. Those
who went out after the body found
that there was a large contusion on
the side of the head, where he had
evidently been thrown out of the bug
gy. The major portion of the clothing
was burned from the body. Afterward
the buggy seat and parts of the buggy
were found and they were badly burn
ed. It was evident to those who fully
investigated tbe matter that Mr
Frank had lighted his pipe, for he was
an inveterate smoker and shortly
afterwards, or perhaps at the time
was stricken with heart failure and
the match or his pipe set fire to the
clothing and also the buggy. The
horse became frightened at the flames
and ran away, throwing the body out
The watch found on the body was
blackened and had stopped at 1:10
o'clock, showing that the accident had
occurred about that hour. Mr. Frank
was in town and started home about
noon and bis body waaoot found ntil
nearly three hours afterwards."
To The Hospital.
Mrs. Albert Wheeler, who resides
south of Plattsmouth, was taken to
Omaha Saturday, where she will un
derwent an operatiou Monday.
Dr. B. F. Brendel, the family physi
cian, passed through Plattsmouth this
morning enroute to the city to be
present at the time of the operation.
Mr. Wheeler, husband of the patient,
accompanied the doctor to the city.
Mrs. Wheeler has been suffering for
some time and an operation seemed to
be the only relief.
Dr. Brendel was also accompanied
by Chas. Creamer, who was going to
the city for an examination of an
ailment he has had for several months,
in which the home physicians seem to
differ. It is a very annoying swelling
in the lower limbs, and while there is
no pain connected with it, it is a
source of considerable annoyanco, and
does not seem to surrender to the
treatment of the home physician. Mr.
Creamer hopes to get relief from the
investigation of today.
Delegates Go to Omaha.
On this morning's train delegates
from the various lodges of A. O. U.
W. in Plattsmouth went to Omaha
to attend the meeting of the grand
odge that is in session in that city
this week. Those to represent the
local lodge are John Benfer, James
nigley, Hans Ofe and A Piestrup.
Peter Keil went as a delegate from
the Cedar Creek lodge.
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-
ow 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
tbe finest condition for farming. It
is all under fence, one quarter is high-
y 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 Ctooks & Richardson,
118 North 11th St.
When you wish a cigar that is worth
the money, call for the "Acorn." All
FUNERAL OF W. M. THOMAS
A Large Number of Sympathetic Friends
and Neighbors Attend Last Sad Rites
William Morton Thomas, second son
of Samuel L. and Sarah A. Thomas
was born September 13, 1SG0, and rear
ed on the farm seven miles west cf
He married Miss Grace Taylor No
vember 20, 1901. He leaves a wife
father, mother and two brothers
Walter, who lives one mile and a half
west of Plattsmouth, and Louie, who
lives in Sacramento, California. lie
also has a large circle of other rela
tives who were at the funeral. He re
celved his education in the country
and Plattsmouth nigh school. He
was also a graduate of a dairy school
of Madison, Wisconsin, being the first
graduate from this state of that school
His life was devoted to agricultura
pursuits, making a specialty of stock
raising and dairying, engaging in
cheese manufacturing and also run
ning a creamery, he and his father
Hon. S. L. Thomas, forming the com
During the time his father, Senator
S. L. Thomas, was serving this, the
Fourth district, he was his private
sacretary and a most wise and accurate
adviser in that eventful time and ses
sion, at which time two governors
were holding. Since he had taken ful
charge of running the old farm, he has
added many valuable improvements
among which are six fields fenced hog
tight, making a grand total of four
miles of this kind of fence on this
farm. Perhaps it is the best fenced
farm in the county, showing that he
was a master hand at farming and
lie ana nis wire accepted Christ as
their Savior in December, 1905, and
united with the Christian church at
Plattsmouth where they still belong
Also belonged to the M. W. A. which
lodge attended the funeral in a body
and joined with their beautiful ritu
alistic services both at the house and
at the crave.
The funeral -tock lace ft tfem . his
home, the se
choir of the church to which he be
longed, consisting of Mrs. Mae Morgan
Misses Edith Crabill and Edith Buz-
zell and Messrs. Jesse Perry and G. M
Godwin. The pall bearers were his
neighbors Thayer Prost, Wm. Stark-
john, John Hatt, Fred Molton, George
Born and George Ualinas.
Tbe large attendance spoke most
eloquently of the good life he had liv
ed. The community join in most
heartfelt sympathy with the heart
stricken wife and family.
As the girls of the Union High
school basket ball team were waiting
for tbe midnight train to take them
home, Saturday night, two or three of
young men of Plattsmouth started a
conversation with some of the Union
girls, when Supt. Hodapp objected to
the girls standing on the platform
talking to strangers and called them
in. The young fellows took offense at
this and started to take their spite
out on tbe superintendent by knock
ing him down and hitting bim again
as he boarded the train. Miss Verna
Graves, who was with the team, was
so badly scared that she became un
conscious and was taken to the home
of John Leesley, where she remained
in that condition until medical aid
was called. Miss Graves was uncon
scious for three hours.
Such rowdyiism as this should not
be tolerated by the city authorities,
and the young men should be arrested
and justly punished. Such disgrace
ful conduct does not do the city any
Last Friday evening closed a most
successful term of school at District
No. 5, located down near Rock Bluffs,
which has been in charge of Miss Re
becca Haines of Plattsmouth. In
honor of the event a sock and basket
social was booked at the school house
for Saturday evening, and it was one
of the grandest social affairs of the
season. A large crowd was present
and the net receipts from the social
were $51.95, which goes toward the
purchasing of an organ and other sup
plies for the school. Miss Haines has
given the best satisfaction to the
board and patrons in District No. 5.
and an effort will be made to secure
services for the coming term.
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Dies in Omaha.
Miss Elizabeth Lloyd died at her
home in Omaha last Saturday evening
and the remains will be brought to
Plattsmouth for burial tomorrow. Mrs
Lloyd was for many years a resident
of this city. Her sod, Hammond, ar
rived in the city today to complete
arrangements for the burial.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon, the cortage to leave the M
I', depot immediately on the arrival of
the 2:47 train from Omaha. Inter
ment in Oak Hill cemetery. All are
THE LINCOLN CITY ELECTION
What the Evening Star (Republican) Has
to Say About the Proposed Contest.
Mr. Hutton will neither help him
self nor injure Mayor Brown by con
testing the results of the city election
To say that a democratic candidate
for mayor would have any show to be
counted in by a republican organization
is an assertion almost absurd, and as
the judges, who are the official um
pires of the election, have said that
Mayor Brown received a majority of
the votes, it ought to go at that.
Contests are bad and expensive pro
ceedings in all cases and there is no
excuse for a contest unless fraud is
honestly believed to have been prac
ticed by the winning side. The late
election was, to all appearances, as
well conducted as an election can be
and Mr. Hutton can do the republican
party his best service now by showing
that he is a good looser, thus making
it easier, two years from now, to nom
inate ana elect to the omce or mayor,
a good republican business man.
Mr. Hutton will do well to turn
recount. We should think, moreover,
that be had had about enough of the
institution at Ninth and P streets,
which has practically defeated him on
two occasions. For while some ef
fective work was done for Hutton by
tbe Journal in tbe ward occupied by
it and twenty-one saloons, its "influ
ubl1-' acted the other way out in the
xesWenceSticts and every precinct
ains for Brown.-Lin-
WILL BE "NOTHING DOING"
Attorney General Thompson Renders Opln
ion on the Question of Sheriff's Fees.
li Attorney uenerai Thompson is
correct in his opinion on the question
of sheriff fees, the men 'who employ
these officers of tbe law will have to
see that their fees are paid or there
will be "nothing doing." Mr. Thomp
son believes that tbe intention of tbe
legislators was clearly indicated in S
F. 319 when it was made the law that
the sheriff should pay into tbe treas
ury all fees "earned." He takes it
that the legislature meant to make
the sheriffs guarantee their fees. In
order to be certain of these fees, the
only safe plan on the part of the sher
iffs would be to demand the fees be
fore performing any service. Had tbe
egislature meant otherwise, it could
have just as well have said all of the
fees "collected." But in saying
earned" tbe legislators meant that
the sheriffs should be responsible for
Mr. Thompson's opinion was written
n response to a letter of inquiry from
County Attorney Jay C. Moore of
Johnson county. The opinion is as
"I have your letter requesting the
opinion of this department as to the
meaning to be given that part of sec
tion 1 of Senate File 319 which reads
"Provided further, that the sheriffs
sail, on the first Tuesday in January,
April, July and October of each year
make a report to the board of county
commissoners or supervisors, under
oath, showing the different items of
fees, except mileage, collected or
earned, from whom, at what time, and
for what service, and the total amount
of fees collected or earned by such of
ficer since the last report, and also
the amount collected or earned for the
current year, and he shall then pay all
fees'earned to the county treasurer.
"My interpretation of this provision
is that the sheriff is required to re
port, at tbe times stated, the litems of
fees, except mileage, either collected
or earned, specifying them, and that
he shall also report the total amount
of fees collected and earned, not speci
fied, including mileage, and shall pay
over to the county treasurer all fees
earned, including mileage. In my
judgment the purpose of this act was
o make tbe sheriffs responsible to tbe
county for tbe collection of all fees
for services rendered by him."
DEATH OF BESSIE BALLANCE
Funeral Tuesday Afternoon at 2:30
O'clock, and Interment in Oak
Once more the angel of death that
hovers over us all, both by day and by
night, has visited our city, and with
deft fingers has touched the golden
chord that calls from our midst one of
the purest and brightest flowers, in
the person of Miss Bessie Ballance,
who passed away Sunday afternoon at
After one short week's Illness with
one of the most dreaded diseases
known to the human family, spinal
menengitis.with scarcely a ray of hope
could be found in the clouds of dark
ness that hovered over the sad hearts
of the many friend and relatives, Miss
Bessie was taken from this earth to
where the loving father, mother and
relatives will join her in that bright
Miss Bessie was a young lady possess
ed of a kind and loving disposition
that won for her many friends in the
city where she was a favorite among
all who knew her. She was a young
lady with courtesy and refinement to
ward all, and a character above re
proach. However close and sincere
the sympathy of the loving friends, it
cannot lift from off the hearts of sor
row the heavy weight laid upon the
parents by unseen hands and life's
ever changing events will reconsile or
accostom them to their burden of
grief, and may the bright hope of re
union and recognition of loved ones
taken from our presence, softens all
sorrow and subdue the grief that the
cold and icy hand of death has caused,
while we await the hour that the
mysteries of the Great Beyond shall
be revealed to us.
Funeral of IVHss Bessie Ballance.
The funeral of Miss Bessie Ballance
occurred this afternoon from the resi
dence of the parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George Ballance at 2:30, and after an
Impressive ceremony conducted by
Canon Burgess, tbe remains were con
veyed, to Oak Hiucjjrnetery, where
they Were lald to-rost ' In" the silent
tomb. A large number of out-of-town
friends and relatives of the deceased
attended the last sad rites. The floral
tributes were profuse, as evidence of
the high esteem in which Miss lial
lance was held by all who knew her.
The pall-bearers composed the
following young gentlemen friends of
the deceased: Ralph White, George
Weidman, Emmons Ilichey, Tom
Murphy, Henry Goos and Fred Weid
STREET CARNIVAL IS A GO
And to Continue the Entire Week Two
High Class Free Attractions.
THE DATE, MONDAY, JUNE 10, 1907
The members of the Plattsmouth
Fire department met at the council
chamber Tuesday night and signed con
tracts with the advance man of Le
Burno's street carnival, company, of
St. Louis to appear in this city for
one week, beginning Monday, June 10.
The general committee on arrange
ments is composed of the following
members of the department: John
Ciaus, Claus Speck, John Busche, Lee
Cotner and Gus Rhode, which com
mittee is Invested with tbe power to
select all sub-committees.
Ir. H. C. Bartlett, the advance man
states that their carnival is composed
of fourteen paid attractions, including
Ferris wheel and merry-go-round.
There are but two free attractions
the diving pony and an aerial act.
The diving pony act alone is worth
coming many miles to witness, while
the other act is also a daring one. The
pecial train carrying these attractions
consists of ten cars.
The Journal knows nothing of the
LeBurno company, but from testi
monials presented by tbeadvancc man,
we judge it is up to the standard of
such concerns, and will attract large
crowds of people to Plattsmouth dur-
ng the entire week.
As the fire department will reap
considerable benefit from the carnival
in a financial way, every citizen should
put forth every effort to make cai nival
week a glowing success. Don't be
considered a kicker, but jump into the
band wagon, even if you can't play.
Artistshave no trouble in securing
models. Tbe famous beauties have
discarded corsets and have become
models in face and form since taking
Hollister's Rockey Mountain Tea. .V
cents, Tea or Tablets. Gering & O
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