The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 06, 1908, Image 1

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Semi - Weekly
Semi - Weekly
Bitter Fight for Control Between Radicals and
Conservatives Already Started Antis to
Rally to Hughes of New York.
In speaking of the recent message of
the president, a special from Washing
ton says: "President Roosevelt's siz
zling message to Congress, coming on
the heels of the business depression,
and fired upon Congress at a critical
time in the preliminaries fcr the presi
dential campaign, has split the Repub
lican party wide open. It is now to be
unrelenting and bitter warfare between
the Roosevelt radicals and the conser
vatives. The struggle is to have all the
intensity of that within Democratic
ranks over the silver issue in 1896.
Hughes is chosen as the man around
whom all the anti-Roosevelt Republican
forces are1 to rally. The fight is cer
tain to shake the car fully built structure
of the Republican organization from
turret to foundation stone.
Conservative vs Radical.
The message sharply defines an issue
of conservative vs. radical.a distinction
of party nomenclature that has been
a prominent feature of the political
history of Great Britian, but thus far
has not appeared in the politics of this
country. No one here yet sees that a
radical and a conservative party, under
these names, are to come into immedi
As Tc!d io the Children of
The 6th, 7th and 8ih
Grades of ihe City
At the public library last Saturday,
Mrs. Thomas Pollock, in a way that
could be understood by everybody, told
the "Story of the Stars" to the chil
dren of both the public and parochial
schools. She had charts which showed
the solar system, the eclipses, the ro
tation of the earth and other planets,
the forward progress of the sun, the
circling of the earth by the moon, its
different phases, the cause of the shin
ing of the moon, as reflected light from
the sun. She also showed the causes of
the changing of the seasons, the rela
tive length of the year of the different
planets, from the 20-day year of Vul
can, the little fellow who hugs up close
to the sun and gets around that lumin
ary every three weeks, and which not
one person in a million has ever seen,
to the planet, Neptune, so far off in
space that it requires 165 of our years
for it to make its circuit around the
sun. With the charts and the pleasant
manner of giving the descriptions, she
was able to interest everyone present.
All went away having a better under
standing of the story the stars tell than
ever before, and every one had a
very kindly feeling for Mrs. Pollock for
her kindness in telling them the story
"Posey" Messersmilh Joins Dippers
Last Saturday at the ice working
station on the river D. W. Messersmith
had the misfortune to make a mistep,
and in a moment there was a strug
gling mass of good-natured humanity
in the "Big Muddy," grasping for a
spike pole which his fellow workmen
were all eager to exterd to him. While
he was fortunate in grasping one pole,
others were hooked into his clothing in
various portions of his body and he was
lifted to the solid ice as good-natured
as ever, for that is his strong point,
but very damp and disagreeable to his
Aged Lady Gets Arm Broken.
Simeon Clark returned this morning
from Cedar Creek, where he has been
visiting over Sunday with his mother,
Mrs. Jane Clark, who is 82 years of
age, and who fell and broke her arm
a week or more since. Mr. Clark says
that his mother is getting along as well
as one of her advanced aged would be
expected to.
ate being. Yet it is being asked inWash
ington now. "How can men like Aid
rich, like Hale, like Allison, the great
Senate triumvirate, be longer classed in
the same party with Roosevelt?" They
will all try to stay in, but types such as
the former will make a desperate effort
to regain control of the party machin
ery. It is then planned that the Roose
velt people shall trail or strike out for
themselves. In this connection, paren
thetically, Mr. Roosevelt himself ob
ject to calling it "radicaF'vs. "conseva
tive," and prefers "reactionary" vs
Conceal Real Views.
The quoted comments of Republican
legislators upon the message do not be
ing to express their real views. Those
who differ in principale, if they spoke
out, would talk almost as strongly as
did Chancellor Day, of Syracuse Uni
versity. Those who are alarmed mere
ly from political fears, but are afraid
to join issue with the President, for
swear themselves and give perfunctory
indorsement. Many of both sorts,more
determined than ever in opposition to
Roosevelt, having set to work under
cover to get the control of the Chicago
Sues James M. Palmer.
A friendly suit has been started in
the district court by Asa McCullough
against J. M. Palmer to recover a sum
of money representing the proceeds of
his sale held on the 16th of the month.
Mr. Talmer clerked the sale, and after
the sale was over, Mrs. McCullough
served notice on him to pay no mpney
to Mr. McCullough and of course he
has held the money in order to pro
tect himself. Mr. McCullough them
started this suit to determine to whom
ihe money belonged himself or Mrs.
An attempt was made to settle out
of court, but without any success.
And so to settle the matter, Mr. Mc
Cullough started suit for divorce
against his wife alleging desertion and
the one above to get the proceeds of
the sale. Nehawka Register.
Made Three More Members.
The secret faternity who hold their
meeting on the ice on the river and
whose initation in part consists of going
under water, added three more to the
membership yesterday, when Waverly
Barnhart, George Lindsey and Louis
Mittlemeyer, became members by ini
tation. They in one way and another
took the plunge, and found like "Mc
Ginty" of the same. The water it was
wet, and they had not found him yet.
They now know the grips for they used
them in getting out of the water, and
the pass words for they all passed the
word a,long, and all the secret work.
Receives Third Prize on Corn.
Carl Kohrell, of Kenosha, son of L.
H. Kohrell, received a letter from the
office of the superintendent of the
state experimental station that he had
received the third prize for corn
selection, which was sent to the state
farm for exhibition. In those entering
the contest were something near two
thousand, and for one to score third
thus shows an exceedingly good selec
tion of ten ears. Earl is well pleased i
with the prize which will amount to
ten dollars. L. H. Kohrell has some
corn there but has no reply from it.
Six Weeks More Winter
Yesterday was Ground-hog day and if
Mr. G. Hog has not changed his meth
ods, he did what he has always done
go back in his hole. Yesterday was a
beautiful day overhead and "Old Sol"
was as bright as a new silver dollar the
entire day. He evidently saw his
shadow in this part of the country and
hiked back to hibernation, and will stay
hibernated for six weeks, while the
children enjoy the skating and sleigh
riding, and their old man grumbles at
the coal bilL If Mr. G. Hog's theory
holds good, there will be many wishes
that his hogship never existed.
Force Reduced at Kavelock.
The Lincoln Journal says the Have
lock shops of the Burlington reopened
Monday morning. The Journal adds:
"Further reductions in the force, how
ever, were made. At the blacksmith
shops where about sixty men were em
ployed, half of the force was laid off
until Thursday next. The men were
instructed to report for work next
Thursday morning, when if there is any
thing for the men to do they will be set
to work. It i understood, however,
that no definite promise was made the
Declare Customary Ten Per
Gent Dividends cn Stock
and Transact Other
The Plattsmouth Telephone company
held its annual meeting Monday evening
and declared the regular 10 per cent
dividend on stock, elected officers for
the coming year and transacted other
important business. Among matters
brought up for consideration was the
opening of exchanges at Alvo and Mur
dock, two places not yet having ex
changes. All the county can be reached
elsewhere, such having been the case
for some time, and in due deference to
the subscribers in the remaining part
of the county, these places will soon
have exchanges. This company has
made good from the first, and each
succeeding year marks decided improve
ment in the service. The matter of new
toll lines to Omaha came up also and
received favorable consideration.
Present from outside the city were
M. H. Pollard, Nehawka; Edwin Jerry,
Dr. J. M. Neeley, A. M. Ferguson,
Bert Clement, John L. Wood and Arch
ibald McFall, Elmwood; Wm. G. Ear
hardt, C. E. Mockenhaupt and Frank
H. Stander, Manley; H. F. Swanback,
Greenwood; B. II. Landes, Waverly;
John Bickert, Elmwood.
The officers elected for the coming
year were: T. E. Parmele, president;
C. C. Parmele, vice-president. T. H.
Pollock, general manager and treasurer;
J. N. Wise, secretary. Board of Direc
tors, C. C. Parmele, T. E. Parmele, T.
H. Pollock, C. H. Smith, Jacob Tritsch,
Plattsmouth; Edwin Jeary, Dr. J. M.
Neeley, Elmwood; M. H. Pollard, Ne
hawka; Frank H. Stander and C. E.
Mockenhaupt, Manley; H. T. Swan
back, Greenwood; and Pete Eveland,
A resolution was passed ordering
that hereafter quarterly dividends be
declared instead of the annual dividends,
as heretofore.
Dinner for Ex-Governors.
Governor and Mrs. Sheldon have is
sued invitations to all ex-governors of
Nebraska to dine with them on the even
ing of February 22. Four out of the
eight former governors live in Nebraska.
The invitations have just been issued
and it is not known how many will be
able to attend. The living governors
are: Albinus Nance, Nice, France;
James W. Dawes, Atlanta, Ga. ; Lorenzo
Crounse, Omaha; Silas A. Hoi comb,
Seattle, Wash.; W. A. Poynter, Lincoln;
C. H. Dietrich, Hastings; Ezra P. Sav
age, Tacoma and John H. Mickey, Osce
ola. A. B. Taylor Still Very Sick
Will B. Taylor departed for his home
in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, today
having been here for some time on
account of the sickness of his father,
who has been confined to his bed for a
number of months. Uncle Andy is
still very sick and not yet able to be
out of his bed. His many friends will
be pleased to know of his entire re
covery. The Burlington Makes Changes
Clarke Roth, formerly storekeeper at
Alliance for the Burlington, has been
be transferred to Galesburg, while the
office at Alliance has been consolidated
with that of Denver. G. H. Britter for
merly of Galesburg has been trans
ferred to Lincoln, while T. Berry weather
has been given the position at West
Will Attend the Tournament.
Our old friend, Herman Bestor, de
parted this afternoon for Lincoln, where
he will tomorrow take part in the
checker playr -'s tournament, which is
to open there tomorrow. When it
comes to playing checkers Uncle Her
man knows how the trick is done, and
can show the best of them a merry
Several Very Interesting Ad
dresses Given at the
'.' Session Monday
: Evening
Monday at the court house were
gathered a number of people to listen
to the lectures by Dr. and Mrs. Ash
burn on the subjects listed on the pro
gram. Mrs. Ashburn spoke first and
took up her subject in a very nice way,
saying- she would divide the remarks
she had to say into four divisions. The
subject was "How Woman May Do Her
Work Easier." First have a knowledge
of how to do it; second, become skilled
in the doing; third, have the appliances
and tools by which to save one in doing
the work; fourth, use your mental en
dowments in Ending some way out of
difficulties. On each of these she gave
many illustrations and good advice.
Mrs. Ashburn said she had had the ex
perience of keeping house for fifty
years, and knew whereof she spoke.
She explained what she called a fireless
cooker; which she said was a great in
vention. After the kindly talk of Mrs. Ash
burn, Bennie Windham gave a very
interesting reading about "Jane Let
ting the Dog In," which pleased the
Then followed a talk by Dr. Ashburn
in which he spoke with great difficulty
on account of a sore throat. His sub
ject was "Boys and Girls of the Amer
ican Home, " and was brimming with
good advice. Among other things he
said he wished to impress the fact upon
his audience, that they should in any
event teach their girls how to keep
house. Give the musical education if
they could, or an education in art, ur a
business course, but be sure and teach
them how to cook, and be an engineer
of the household, and one which would
not cause any wrecks.
Congressman Pollard Planning to
Hold Such Meeting in Each of
the Counties.
The Lincoln News says that Congress
man Pollard is planning now to hold a
mass meeting of the farmers in each
county of his district sometime during
the month of March. At these meet
ings he expects to have three or four
men from Washington to address the
farmers. One will discuss the fruit in
terests, one the cereal interests, a third,
improved methods of farming in a gen
eral way; and a fourth, good roads, or
matters relating to stock interests.
Mr. Pollard, himself a farmer, is great
ly interested in this subject, and
anxious to have the farmers of the state
and in his district secure the benefits of
the great amount of information that is
available in W ashington.
Mr. Pollard's new duties as a member
of the committee on agriculture have
been keeping him busy this winter. The
committee has been meeting every day
practically, all day long. This is one
of the four or five great committees of
the house and has the privilege of
meeting while the house is in session,
consequently he has been on the floor
but very little for the past few weeks
In a recent personal letter he said that
he found the work very agreeable, and
is taking much interest in its deliber
When the sub-committees were ap
pointed by the chairman he was made
a member of the sub-committee on ap
propriations. This is the sub-committee
that drafts the bill; consequently he
will be in a position to exert a great
deal of influence in the provisions of the
bill as it goes before the house. Here
tofore it has been the custom to ap
point the two ranking republicans with
the chairman and the two ranking demo
crats on this sub-committee. This
year, however, they jumped over the
heads of four republicans who outrank
Mr. Pollard in order to place him on
this sub-committee. It was through
Congressman Pollard's policy that Mr.
C. P. Hartley was sent to the Nebras
ka corn improvers' association meeting
in Lincoln. The plan he presented for
the co-operative work with the farmers
of the state is the one Mr. Pollard pre
sented and which will in all probability
be adopted by the committee. He ex
pects to have this work taken up in the
cavsrsEsieus hatch
Sunday Afternoon at Murdock Father Attempts
to Bury Same in an Ordinary Box Monday
doming Coroner Invssiigating.
Murdock, Neb., Feb. 4th, l'.MS.
Special to the Journal. Great ex
citement prevails at this place on ac
count of the sudden death Sunday after
noon of the three-months-old child of
Mr. and Mrs. Eisenhut, and the remains
of which the father attempted to burry
in an ordinary box yesterday morning,
and at which he was apprehended. The
strangness of the circumstances sur
rounding the death and attempted burial
of the little one has caused great ex
citement among the whole community,
and called for an inquiry being made by
the cononor's jury. Upon being asked
for information upon the subject Mr.
Eisenhut refused to give any light upon
the death of the infant, which was a
little girl named Edith and about three
months of age, otherwise than it c hoked
to death.
County Attorney Rawls and Sheriff
Quinton were telephoned for and with
the cornor are holding an investigation
with the end in view of finding how the
little one came to its death. Two years
Elect J. W. Gamble Superintendent.
The board of education elected Pro
fessor J. W. Gamble as superintendent
of city schools for the coming year at
their meeting last evening. This is an
indorcement of the good service and
general good satisfaction which he has
given the patrons of the school, and
board of education. Mr. Gamble suc
ceeded a man who was very popular,
and who made an eminently successful
administration of the public school, and
for one to take up the work as it had
been laid down by the former superin
tendent, E. L. Rouse, and without a
hitch, carried the work along, in the
direction of higher aims, and better
service is a thing which is not an easy
matter. Taking hold of the affair, Mr.
Gamble has more than succeeded in the
administration of the affairs of the
schools, and is giving the best of satis
faction, of which this election is an en
Much of ihe Work in Giving
Notice Will Have
to be Done
The Supreme court a week ago hand
ed down a decision on the question of
final notice publications under the scav
anger tax law that would have saved
thousands of dollars and many months
time to those securing tax titles had
the decision come two years earlier. In
the cities of the state, and especially in
Omaha and Lincoln, there were thous
ands of lots that were practially aban
doned by owners in hard times and
were left with county and city holding
them for thousands of dollars of back
taxes and penalties. These since sold
to hundreds of different purchasers,
who beli eved the property worth the
taxes and the expense of getting title,
have been for three and four years in
process of clearing up and, in clearing
up, the law required notice given by
publication to all owners and those in
terested in the titles. In Omaha this
work was commenced a year before it
was in Lincoln and the general plan in
both cities was followed of bunching
together several tracts and making a
single notice cover them and the part
ies in whose names they were. The
supreme court has held that each indi
vidual tract and owner must have an
individual notice and consequently hund
reds of notices that have been printed
and paid for rr ust all be done over again
in greatly ip "eased number, and where
final confirmation have been made the
work will have to be gone over again.
Lincoln Trade Review.
For Sale On monthly payments of
$8 to $10. For particulars call the of
fice of Windham Investment Co.
e mm
since another little one died and was
hurried as this one was attempted t
have been, and the only information
which could be obtained regarding its
death, is that it choked to death on con
densed milk, and like this one, the father
placed it in a box and taking to the cem
etery, hurried it himself.
The Eisenhut's have made their hoine
at Murdock for the past twelve or fif
teen years, coming to this place from
Plattsmouth, where they were married.
Since living in this plac has been
necessary to confine Mrs. Eisenhut in
the hospital for the insane a time or
two. There i.s another girl about 1 1
years old named Gcra. While Mr.
Eisenhut is not in any ways adicted to
the drink habit which would be calltd
excess, he, it is claimed, i.s very brutal
with his family, oftimes beating Iuh
family, the wife getting the majority of
the beatiJjs. The commur.tity fool
the man is mentally unbalanced and fear
that foul play has been the cause of the
death of the little one.
Locking For an Old Friend.
Dr. J. W. Hutchison, of Chicago came
in last evening and is looking for his
friend. John Ritchie, a cousin of Clintrn
Ritchie, who formerly lived in the
northwest portion of the city, and who
moved from here to Billings, Montana,
some years since. Dr. Hutchinson is a
brother of the Hutchinson of board of
trade fame, known as "old Hutc"
who cornered the wheat a number of
years ago, and was a boyhood friend of
the Ritchie boys, years ago in Scotland
county, Illinois. Just recently, some
rich relatives have died, leaving an im
mense amount of money to this man,
John Ritchie, who is a nephew of the
late James Ritchie, who died at this
place several years ago, but "of whoKe
whereabouts nothing can be found.
Entered Rear Window Tearing
Away Screen, Got Money
But Was Seen and
Is Now in Jail
Leopold Garndmeir hailing from Om
aha was charged with entering the
shoe store of John Gebhardt and steal
ing about six dollars Saturday morn
ing. It seems that John Gebhardt the
shoemaker, who runs the store in the
Lehnhoff building, is also the janitor
for the saloon owned by Wm. Hein
richsen, and although he had fed thin
man and provided a place for him to
loaf, it seems that while the shoe
maker was doing his janitor work in
the saloon, Sir Leopold sneaked around
to the rear of the room occupied by
Mr. Gebhardt, tore away the screen,
raised the window and stealthily slipped
over to the place where the change is
kept, emptying the same into his
pocket, sneaked out of the window
again. Lowering the sash he slipped
away in the fast approaching dawn.
Strongly the circumstances point to
the man arrested as being the guilty
party, and he has been arrested and
now languishes in the city bastile, to
await a preliminary examination which
cannot be had until the return of C. A.
Rawls, who was called out of the city
to conduct a hearing of a coroner's in
quiry as to the death of a little child
at Murdock, which is being held today.
Richard Harold Amen at Rest
Monday at Lincoln was held the
funeral of little Richard Harold Amen,
son of Jacob Amen and wife, the latter
formerly Miss Addie . Graves. Rev.
Harmon of the Christian church
preached the funeral and conducted the
services. Mrs. A. J. Graves and son,
Paul, returned home last evening, ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. Amen,
who will remain here for a few days
and visit with friends.