The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 03, 1908, Image 1

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Semi - Weekly
Seiri - Weakly
I J) OS.
Ciaik May Be the Man
Congressman Kinkaid Offers Bill in the House
fo Amend Present Rule Which Will No
Doubt be Appreciated by the West.
The Lincoln Journal has the following
to say in reference to the successor cj
J. VV. Deweese, attorney for the 15 ur
Linn-Cook Mas Sore Hand.
Linn Cook, the young man who is the
night operator for tha Nebraska Tele
phoned company, a son of W. P. Cook,
Clark the barber, is having a severe time
WASHINGTON. Jan 30.-Congressman
M. P. Kinkaid has introduced a
bill in the house to amend the "home
stead law as to certain unappropriat
ed and unreaserved lands in Nebraska,"
or what is commonly known as the
"Kinkaid law." The text of the meas
ure follows:
That entry men under the home
stead laws of the United States within
the te-iritory above discribed who own
and occupy the lands heretofore en
tered by them may. under the provis
ions of this act and subject to its
conditions, enter other lands contigu
ous to their said homestead entry,
which shall not, with the land so al
ready entered, owned, and occupied,
exceed in the aggregate 640 acres ;and
residence continued and improvements
made upon the original homestead,
subsequent to the making of the addi
tional entry, shall be accepted as
equivalent to actual residence and im-
ements made upon
entered. Providing, that u
not a sufficient amount of
contiguous for tne parucu-
be made
land so
there is
public land
lnr Pntrv. then entry may
non-contiguous land with the same
Trivileee as to residence and lmprove-
c thpon as if the Fame
, ..I L
but final entry snail not ue i
at a minimum price. That the com
mutation provisions of the homestead
law shall not apply to entries under
this act, and at the time of making
final proof the entryman must prove
affirmatively that he has placed upon
the lands entered permanent improve
ments of the value of not less than 40
for each acre included
in his entry. Provided, that a former
homestead entry shall not be a bar to
the entry under the provisions ot this
act of a tract, which, together with the
former entry.shall not exceed 640 acres.
Provided, that any former homestead
entryman who shall be entitled to an
additional entry under section two of
this act shall have for ninety days af
ter the passage of this act the preferen
tial right to make additional entry as
provided in said section. Provided.that
said section two and three as so amend
ed shall in all respect be construed to
apply to unperfected entries as well as
well as those hereafter made.
"Sec. 4. That such portions of the
lands of the abandoned Fort Sheridan
and of the aban-
liilil vu J -
,r.wi Fr,rt McPherson military reser-
j vation which were added to the origi
nal Fort McPherson military reserva-
jnrrton now deceased: "JJvron
f nioitcmn.iih mav be the successor of with his finger, into which he ran a
the late J. W. Deweese as head of the splinter and he having only one hand
legal department for the Burlington in could not extricate it. His father re-
trritorv It is understood that moved the splinter, but probably did
the position has been offered to him not get it all out; anyway the finger
v,.. m- riorL- ha hesitated be- erathered, and repeated applications of
auu mat u . i - - . ,,
i. - i mnvn f mm nnver mui . would not relieve it. me
cause ne noes iiul .v.-
riotam, to this citv. In a recent physician who was called, cut away a
announcement made concerning the re- portion of the nail and dressed it, leav
ortranization of the legal department, ing an outlet for the gathering pus and
ManrWsnn said concerning the the hand , is somewhat easier now,
vacancy in this city: 'As attorney at though very sore yet. This places
. , i . tr, rocpivp T.inn in an awkward DOSltlOn. as it IS
the services of an efficient and well- his only hand, the other being gone
understood here
known lawyer.' It is
thnt General Manderson referred to
Byron Clark in the above. '
t,.v i.r Dvpcntivp order dated April 16,
were i " -
i t;tlo tn w hich remains in me gov-
: ernment and have become subject to
I i oti- l nnH the same are
- , t . . - liijiiitrai-cci hiwji
y mn entitled i hereby, exempted from the payment of
; the appraised values lmpo&eu uy
sums on act Ol l'Uliws awijiu. r -J
allowed of such additional land until 5 j
cent in favor of entrymen
credit ior miniaiy c.v.
'-rut tV.f fees and comm
all entries under this ;
. ! . rr
- i
1 ,.;l,Zl .VL.i. ..,,.! n?nvis;,.n shall include existing
act snau umci u.v ..... 1,......
for maximum
Walked Into Its Cooling Depths and
Soon Repented of His Folly.
The work on the ice in the river, while
hard, and the cold breeze which lingered
around thereabouts was of a pretty fierce
nature, still has some compensating'f ea-
tures. It is not altogether a dry, gloomy
(Gus) crowd that is helping to secure
our source of .coolness for the coming
summer. During the past few days a
number of; those working down there
have taken a refreshing dip in the Old
Missouri, and, as Joe McMaken says
become Baptists.
V. H. Scott and Harry Rice made in
vestigations along the line of the cool
ness of the water yesterday, and had
. . ,B L i. or,;ri mr, fry Arv clothes and
twenty-seven birth- - '
mortp dry quarters in wmi.ii lo maus
Not to be Outdone, George BecKer acci
dentally walked off of a place, said to
iv.v. nf be forty leet aeep, anu going u
... . , . . 4-
n thoir- within two feet oi tne Dottom, eviucnu
I .i.-i
ly found out all he wantea to Know
about the coolness of the water in one
descent, and was eager to receive the
assistance of the prod pole m getting
out. No sooner had his water-soaked
shoes touched Mother Earth again than
Celebrated His Twenty-Seven
Birthday With Music
Games, and Mid
night Lunch
Last Saturday evening, January 25th,
the many friends of Will Keil sur
prised him and his family by arriving
earlv in the evening
to celebrated his
day. During the evening they
merry, ana naa me uebi ui iuubk.,
and all kinds of
amusements with a midnight
which all enjoyed themselves
utmost. They all wished will the re
turn of many happy anniversaries of
his birth in the time to come. Those
present and to assist in the-celebrating
Mpssrs. and Mesuames: A. r
entry t unperfected entries.
Plenty cf Time
Dui-ing the past few weeks there has
been considerable of an ice scare be
cause the river had been blocked and
tho t.iwliptinn were freelv made that
, our ice dealers would not be able to
CM! on WhiiG SI riaV ' cet any ice for next summer. The
i biu vmi ----- - - -
snd Sustains Compound
intermission at the Second
tne morning
he mominK Prt Kroeh- that during the rr
.r(i school house, little Kooert ivroen
'rfn ot the walk in front of the nver has opened
iT fel on tne oin. re ,marv is cred
hand and
li t civing the time ot the opening
of the river at this point for the past
fifty-five years published in the News
show that the real winter months are
February and March. The table shows
the month ot Marcn the
twenty-five times.
February is credited with nineteen
times; December five; January five;
and April one. With the river
r i i. 1 r.. H f Pnvn ii rid
oeyueit anu xc.m.jr, . u ,i u mol.-incr n "R" line for
nlpfl in fhance his earments, with the
water squashing out of his shoes at ev
prv S tpn. amid the ioshing remarks o
-w. , I" 7
the "whole gang
family; Louis Keil and
Maggie and Lulu Stoehr; Misses Mary,
Hattie and Lulu Blatzen, Olga Keil,
Clair Gobleman; Messrs. Peter Ilaus-
InrlHPn. Will Core. Will Biatzen. Will
and Harry Meisinger, Thilip Meisinger,
Henrv Albert. Walter Schneider, Fred
Genter, and August and Charley Keil,
Few Amendments Calculated to Insure An
Equitable Issuance of the Emergency Cur
rency and Enlarge the Bond Scope.
and hii left
wrist turning under him, had his wrist
... it i tn rv 1 1 a T I V
broken. Miss iianscu , , , th every indication
telephone.1 his father Arjay I ice men will get ,
of Kroehler iiros., it:u.B j " ' reed
dent,and the little fellow's father came j r.eeu.
after him and taking him to town had ; c!csgd Havejcck Sh3ps
the fcture reduced by Dr. t. v-j correspondent says: The
Cook, who afterward . locornotive shops of the Burlington
lured member and rendered what re HjlvplnfL emnloving COO
ordeal very
tVi. wrist is teenng rauin Llci
aiu - - .
,miTh of a necessity painm
Hal. The snow
I 1 I ht ITT 1 1 UiVllt - &
lief from pain ne - mAn r,osed down in all departments
ctrwi the orueai eiv nciw.c-....
icuu" - , ... toflav
a great
the walks made
them slippery and the little fellow thus
. . - r v,;h wai? the cause of
lost nis loowuii v..
his fall.
The Murray Elevator
H G Humstead, of Omaha, a civil
engineer for the Missouri Pacific rail
way, was a visitor in Murray
Fiidiy ani on returning to Platts
mouth and interviewed. Mr. W. D.
Wheeler of the Farmers' Co-operative
r,rr rpcrardincr a site for the
Oram -I1't " " ,
elevator which is to be built
rr-irr?inrr a nlace for
the elevator which he advised should be
well to place a little further north.
The Missouri Tacif.c were glad to con
sider the wishes of the
tile, whether they
anyone else.
Central Corrimittce Meets.
t Nehawka the Cass
county republican county
at that
elevator peo-
were farmers or
central com
mittee met and called the county con-
the. selection of delegates
vention for the
to the congressional and state conven
tion for the choosing of the delegates
to thp national convention. The date
set for the primaries was set for the
15th of February, while the county
convention was placed on the 20th- W.
H- Newell and M. L. Fredrich at
tended from this place.
ond hand piano for sale cheap. In good
condition. For further information call
on or write Chas. S. Stoxe,
Murray, Neb.
Rnrlinn-ton official sav the shut-down
will only last three days and is due to
the slack work, but the shop's em
ployees predict that only half of their
number will be taken back, and that
every shop force on the entire system
will soon be hit by a general retrench
ment policy.
John Taggart Goes to Chicago.
John Taggart, for several years
court reporter for Judge Jessen, leaves
this morning via Omaha for Chicago,
where he has accepted a position with
the firm of Walton, James & Fords,
court stenographers, a firm which con
trols the greater part of the court re
porting in Chicago. Mrs. Taggart will
remain here for the next two months
and will then join her husband.
John, who is well known throughout
: this part of the state as a stenographer
of unusual ability, will be followed by
the best wishes of a host of friends for
his continued business success. Ne
braska City Press.
John is well known in Plattsmouth,
where he has many friends, who,
while they regret his removal from
this district, feel highly gratified that
the position which he has accepted
is fully as lucrative as the one he oc
cupied in this district, and wish their
young friend all the success imaginable.
Good Timothy Hay.
Forty tons of good timothy for sale
in stack, at $5.50 per ton. Inquire of
C. Bengen, 2J miles southwest of My-nard.
What Weather Has Been During the
Month for 26 Years.
The following data have been complied
from the weather bureau records at Lin
coln' Neb., by Section Director G. A.
Loveland. They are issued to show the
conditions that have prevailed during
Febraury for a period of years, but
must be construed as a forecast of the
weather conditions for the coming
Temperature, jj (twenty-six years re
cord.) Mean or normal temperature,
twentv-four detrrees: the warmest
month was that of 1896, with an aver
age of thirty-four degrees; the coldest
month was that of 1883, with an average
of thirteen degrees; the highest tem
perature was seventy-nine degrees on
the 26th, 1896; the lowest temperature
was 26 degreesbelow on the 11, 1899;
the earliest date on which first "kill
ing" frost occurred in autumn, Septem
ber 12, 1902; average date on which last
"killing" frost occurred in spring.April
IS; the latest date on which last "kill
ing" frost occurred in spring, May 7,
Precipitation, (rain or melted snow)
(twenty-seven years' record.) Av
erage for the rSonth 9.09 inches; aver
age number of days with .01 of an inch
or more, six; the greatest monthly pre
cipitation was 2.76 inches in 1S81; the
least monthy precipitation was 0.06
inches in 1890; the greatest amount of
precipitation recorded in any twenty
four consecutive hours was 1.12 inches
on the 2d, 1894; the greatest amount of
snowfall recorded in any twenty-four
consecutive hours (record extending to
winter of 1S94 only) was 8.8 inches on
3rd and 4th 1903.
Relative humidity, (eleven years'
record.) Average 7 a. m., 84; average
7 p. m., 68,
Clouds and weather, (eleven years'
record.) Average number of clear days
ten; partly cloudy days, eleven; cloudy
days seven.
Wind, (eleven years' record.) The
prevailing wind3 are from the north;
the average hourly velocity of the iwind
is 11.2 miles; the highest velocity of
the wind was fifty-two miles from the
northwest on the 28th, 1903.
Does It fisree With the Con
stitution, Case to ba
Heard Here Next
In Alvo a few day since a person
was arraigned for -being in an intoxi
cated condition, and while being tried
Alfred Hanson, a listener to the pro
ceedings, made some remark in the
presence of the court, arid during the
proceedings of the trial. When asked
to be quiet, there arose a disagree
ment between them, which resulted in
the fining of Mr. Hanson the sum of
$5,00 and coats, which was paid and he
released. After, whether for another
or the same offense we do no know,
this man Hanson was arrested and as
sessed a fine of twenty dollars and
costs and a jail sentence of 10 days for
comtempt of of court by the same
justice of the peace, D.M. Prouty. For
this he was sent to this place to serve
the time. When he arrived here
Habeas corpus preceedings has been
instituted, a bond given and the hear
ing set for February 5th, which will he
be before Judge H. D. Travis, in
chambers . j
A special from Washington, in speak
ing of the Aldrich currency bill, says:
Containing important changes and
rounded out into the form in which it is
expected to be enacted, the Aldrich
emergency currency hill has been favor
ably reported to the Senate by the unan
imous vote of the republican members
of the senate committee on finance.
The most important change is in the
first section. The bill now provides that
any national banking association having
circulating notes outstanding to an
amount not less than 50 per cent of its
capital stock may apply to the comp
troller of the currency to issue additional
circulating notes to be secured by the
deposit of bonds other than bonds of
the United States.
As the bill now stands the comptroller
of the currency shall transmit immedi
ately the application, with his recom
mendation, to the secretary of the
treasury. The secretary shall, in his
judgment of business conditions in the
localities demanded additional circula
thfi annlication and de-
termine the time of issue and fix the
amount within the limitations imposed
by succeeding sections of the act, of
the additional circulating notes to be is
sued. Then comes the provision for dis
tribution by states. This is put in to
meet the demands of western centers.
For An Equitable Distribution.
The bill provides that in order to dis
tribute the notes equitably the secretary
-of the treasury shall not appiove appli
cations from associations in any state in
excess of the amount to which such
state would be entitled on the basis of
the xroposition which the unimpaired
capital and surplus of the national bank
ing association in each state hears to
the total amount of unimpaired capital
and surplus of the national banking as
sociations of the United States.
The bill then describes the bonds to be
accepted as security for the circulation,
and instead of limiting the issue upon
all bonds to 75 per cent of their market
value, authorizes the necrelary of the
the treasury to issue to national banks
up to 75 per cent of the market value of
any railroad bonds and 90 per cent of
the market value of any other bonds,
such market to be ascertained and de
termined under the direction of the sec
retary of the treasury. Five hundred
million dollars, instead of 250 million
dollars, is named as the maximum of
such notes to be issued. Instead of re
quiring cities and counties, whose bonds
are to be accepted, to have a population
of 20,000, the bill now provides that the
treasurer of the United States "shall"
the word is substituted for "may"
accept as security bonds issued by any
city, town, county or legally constituted
municipality or district in the United
States which has been in existence ten
years, and for which ten years has not
defaulted upon the principal or interest
of any debt. This would include all of
the bonds of St. Louis and the issue of
bridge and asylum bonds recently ad
vertised. It includes townships and
school districts and practically every"
form of public obligation.
Must Examine the Bonds.
Under the bill it shall be the duty of
the secretary of the treasury tr obtain
information with reference to the value
and character of the municipal raiirosid
securities authorized to he accepted and
he shall from time to time furnish in
formation to national bank associations,
as to such bonds as may be received an
securities under the :'ct.
The l-evised bill doe? not change th"
interest rate on the emergency curr-i:cy
and it remains one half of one per cent
a month or 6 per cent a year. When
thefinance committee acts tomorrow
Senator Bailey will give notice thn.t
democratic substitute i.- to be o'lVie
This primarily will declare for direc
issues by the government imueua oi
bank issue of the emergency notes.
Other matters may be included in the
democratic bill, if an agreement upon
the respective propositions advanced is
reached among the democratic senators.
Mrs. Sol Adamson Some Better.
Mrs. S.H. II. Cox, of Shenandoah,
la.-, came in this afternoon on the fast
mail nnri will assist in the nursing of
her daughter, Mrs. Sol Adamson, who
has been sick for some time past with
a very severe and acute attack of ap
pendicitis. Mrs. Adamson is reported
as being somewhat improved and was
able to take some nourishment for the
first time for a number of days yester
day. Minnie Guthman Improving.
Miss Minnie Guthman is reported as
much improved from her attack of
dyptheria, and is so she can be up a
position of the time, while her mother,
Mrs. F. R. Guthman, is down with the
same malady. This renders the house
hold in a serious condition with neither
so they cane look after affairs . Charlie
had a trained nurse come from Omaha
this morning to care for his mother
and sister.
Ladies Auxiliary cf the Episcopal
Church Entertain at the Home
of Mrs. II. N. Dovey.
Thursday the Ladies' Auxiliary of
St. Luke's Episcopal church gave a
Kensington at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. N. Dovey, at which there was
a goodly number of our citizens present.
The affair which was given for the
benefit of the church organization was
Formerly Lived in This Giiy
But Has Hade His Home
in the West for
Many Years
William Macie
years a resident of
for a number of
this city a.nd with
whom manv of the older ' citizens were
well acquaiuted, and,' who some years
since removed to Oxford," this stale,
AaA last Vrirlnv nUrht atf that nlace
very successful, a very beautiful musical The deceased lost 'M'Wife but a few
program was rendered, which was fur- , months since --amf afihe time John
mshed by Aliss Kittie Luramms, at tne
piano, while Mr. Wood and Mr. Austin,
both of Chicago, rendered some very
beautiful and entertaining vocal num
bers. Miss Mildred Cummins gave a
reading which immensely pleased the
entire audience. A number cf very
nice graphone selections were rendered
as well. A very inviting lunch was
served by the ladies of the auxiliary,
and proved one of the pleasant featured
of the afternoon. The affair was a cfer
cided success in both being entertaining
and profitable.
Died in Scuth Omaha
W. F. Friechtner received word Friday
morning that his sister, Mrs.- Fred Dod
son, of South Omaha had suddenly
died, but not telling him what, the sick
ness was. Mr. Friechtner' and
parted for the late home of his sister i
on the fast mail and will attend the
funeral. More regarding particulars
of the death will be given when learned.
ioU-A'A .I iff .
Roy O'Neal Still Very Sick
Sharpe and wife departed 'for the west
and were ,. jprefent. atn the; ; f ur.erahand
burial of heir od,tjime.,neighbor. , :1
The ,ca6e WairVft dathwa bert
failure apd was, vllf.
Sharpe was present,. ait, j)e funeral 'nd
returned Jm,th,aternoop. Mr.Mac
key was" nearly', sixty?, years oJdMand
when .here, worked, for a number of
.ears in the Kurh nyn shons, and with
the railrod
in the west V? has been' farming. '
, Tornados in the. South
1 Only1 three days sine- w hile we weie
it' - - x 1 - uLl. fT w ..A. - - 1 V.
naving winier hi uib j'i n-i-om
they we're having Sdme cyclones. One
visited Sweetwater, Tennessee, killing
one person arid' seriously'? injuring fivt.
At Birmingham, Alabama, although fio
one . was killed, much i property , was
destroyed; and good substantial buikl
iags .l werjcruhedai like iegg ; shells.
There': isi always :.-twob sides.; to every
question and '-two- "differeftt-.tlimates. ii
this country rnil bo'io71 !'.;.; :.i!J
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Little Roy 0!NtaI, who yaa reported
as sick some days since and who was aUcJoseph Mciiakemc-t Bi fcU nas & &i
the tim$s8fhtl&pefc3, has beef Ut-theiideif hascse feti Be . oa, bis
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