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VOLUME XX VI II
PLATTSMOUm NEBRASKA, 3IOXDAY, FEI5HUARV 10, 1008.
Semi - Weekly
ci imm raw
But Organized Labor Will Generally Seek to
Help Its Friends Into Office, Whether in
Democrat or Republican Parly.
A special from Indianapolis, Intl., un
der date of February 6, says: John
Mitchell, president of the United Mine
Workers, when asked today in regard
to the rumors to the effect that there
has been begun at the recent mine
workers' convention a movement to in
dorse the candidacy of certain aspirants
for the presidency of the United States
and for other political offices, stated
that so far as he knew there was no
foundation for these rumors.
lie said, however, that the members
of the miners' union, together with all
trade unionists affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor, were
interested actively in the election to all
executive, judicial and administrative
offices of men who were known to be
sympathetic to the reasonable demands
of the wage earners of the country.
"It follows, therefore," said Mr. Mit
chell, "that they would oppose the can
To Clear the Postoffice Site.
Last evening when the bids were
opened for the removing of the old
house at the corner of Fifth and Vine
streets for the clearing of the site for
the new postoffice building, there was
found one from Col. JII. C. McMaken,
making an offer for the purchase of the
building. The building was sold to him
and the lot has to be cleared by the
22nd of the present month.
To Attend Funeral
C. A. Harvey and wife were passen
gers to Omaha this morning, called
there by thv- death of Emanuel Schnell
backer, a brother-in-law of Mr. Harvey.
The deceased was a man well advanced
in years, whom they had expected
to go to attend their golden wed
ding on the 25th of this month. He was
about 73 years of age and was well and
stong until on Wednesday, when he was
taken sudden1 sick and died the same
day. The funeral arrangements are
not yet known but it is supposed the
funeral and interrment will be held
Another Rosebud Added
With a smile as pleasant as a summer
day, Julius Neilson. the Burlington en
gineer, whispered in our ear this morn
ing that some one had come to visit at
' his home and would in all probability
make that their permanent home. We
asked "Boy or girl," ami he replied,
"A girl, and she's all right, you bet,"
a modest blush suffusing his cheek. The
mother and little one are getting along
in fine shape. With the father, while
the symptoms are in the main favora
ble, it is well to watch him very closely
for with the variable weather, no one
knows what turn the case might take.
Two Ribs Broken
Last Thursday Wm. H. Bull met
with an accident that has caused him
to lay off for a time and suffer consider
able pain. He was standing on his
work bench in the shop and in attempt
ing to step on a trestle in getting down
he missed his footing and felL His
side struck the trestle, breaking two
ribs and jarring another one loose. All
of which made work for the doctor and
trouble for Will. Weeping Water
Improving Slightly At Present.
The condition of George Mason, is re
ported as being slightly better Satur
day from the effects of blood poisoning
which he received some ten days since,
when he was butchering, he received a
very slight incission in the finger from
the knife he was using at his work.The
case has been one of remarkable viru
lence, and one in which the utmost skill
of the attending physician was taxed to
care for the patient, with any hopes of
success. But by the very careful treat
ment some improvement is now shown,
with the hopes of more to follow.
George Sayles Much Improved.
George E. Sayles is reported as be
ing much improved and is so he can get
around again although by the aid of
cratches, every day shows some im
provement and he hopes soon to be able
to get down to the county seat again
and surprise some of his old friends.
didacy of aspirants for political honors
who are known to be unsympathetic or
antagonistic to the labor movement.
"This activity on the part of the or
ganized and to a less extent on the part
of the unorganized workers of our coun
try is no partisan movement. I think
there is little possibility of the labor or
ganizations entering the political field
from a party standpoint. In common
with other citizens the workingmen
seek the general welfare of our country
and at the same time they ask special
legislation as is necessary for the pro
tection of their own lives and the pre
servation of their own health, so far as
those ends may be secured by legislative
enactment. In other words the labor
ing people believe that officials of the
law, whether they be high or whether
they be low, should be especially solicit
ous for the welfare of the members of
society who are least able to serve them
selves." A Mute Wedding
Quite in contrast with the alleged
Coad wedding, which is said to have
been consummated by the Common law
method in about three seconds, was one
at which County Judge Cosgrave offi
ciated at noon Tuesday and which
occupied many minutes from the time
preliminaries were inaugurated until
the contracting parties -were finally
pronounced man and wife.
The man and woman whose destinies
Judge Cosgrave assisted in linking were
Fred McKee of Lincoln and Bertha
Allen of Syracuse, both deaf mutes.
The judge wrote out the questions re
quired to be answered by an applicant
for a license, the answers being written
out by the bride. The groom signed
and swore to the application. The
questions which the judge is required to
ask in the ceremoney were also written
out and the parties wrote the answers.
McKee is quite well known in this
city, where he has been engaged in
teaming. His bride is a native of
Nebraska City and neither her father
nor mother was deaf or dumb. They
will make this city their home. McKee
went to the county judge's office Mon
day and approaching Walter Lease,
Judge Cosgrave's assistant, wrote him
a note as follows:
"Which is Judge Cosgrave? I will
bring my sweetheart here tomorrow
noon and you may marry us by
license." He was given the desired in
formation and returned as he had
promised Lincoln News.
That's Why Emil Smiles
E. A. Wurl is smiling these days, and
why not? He should smile, for Dame
Fortune has smiled upon him. The
goddess who deals out fortune, both
good and bad, has looked upon Mr. and
Mrs. Wurl with a goodbitof delight, and
thinking that they should have some
one to play around their door step and
call them papa and mamma, sent them
a present by Mr. Stork the tinniest
bit of humanity you ever saw. The
little lady will make her home with
them. Mother Wurl is getting along
very nicely, while Father Wurl, well,
he is kept pretty busy, now, dividing
his time between the business at the
store and little Miss Wurl at the home.
Please acceppt congratulations, both
Father and Mother Wurl, and may the
little one be a joy to you, and bless you
in the years to come.
Gustave Kraft Died Yesterday
At his late home south of Louisville,
Gustave Kraft, a single man and a
farmer, owning his own place near
Manley, died Thursday afternoon of
spinal trouble, after a shoit illness.
He was about 25 years of age and was
a son of Charles Kraft of Louisville,
who is a retired farmer and a well-to-do
citizen. The funeral will be held from
the German Presbyterian church south
of Louisville Sunday.
Do you wish one of our special 1908
seed and Pottawattamie county, Iowa,
nursery stock price lists?. If so write
D. Harris, Council Bluffs, la., and you
will receive one by mail free of cost.
The best stock and prices to be found.
Little Change Appears in the
A special from New York gives the
the follow from R. G. Dun's Trade
Little change appears in the com
mercial situation, but progress is in the
right direction insofar as any difference
can be discerned.
On the whole, the iron and steel
industry is in a better position than a
week ago, although new contracts are
placed with much caution, and each
order is the object of extensive negoti
ations. Business that appeared several
weeks ago is still pending, and buyers
have been able to secure small quanti
ties of pig iron at further reductions.
Aside from a moderate demand for
prompt shipments of novelties or spec
ial constructions, the primary market
for cotton goods is dull, staple lines be
ing almost wholly neglected. Purchas
ers continue to await lower quotations.
Variations in the raw material have no
effect, and the expert demand has not
improved. All lines of woolens have
been opened without arousing much
interest or giving any definite impres
sion regarding the trend of the market.
A fair business in certain lines of wool
goods have encouraged a more active
work at some mills and fancy worsteds
have sold sufficiently to indicate that
the season's results would equal the
success of recent preceding years, but
most clothing manufacturers have made
little preparation for the future.
New England footwear producers are
receiving small initial and supplement
ary orders by mail from wholesalers
who recently inspected samples in the
cotton market, but total results are not
Leather is dull and weak, except for
a fairly steady market for heavy sole of
which receipts are light. Shoe manu
facturers restrict purchases of leather
to actual needs and some varieties are
from two to four cents lower than at
the best prices of last year.
HONOR OF KITTY
Mrs. L B. Egenberger Last
Evening Entertained in
Honor of Her
Friday night at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. L. B. Egenberger, the latter gave
a pleasant and complete surprise on her
friend Miss Kitty Kaffenberger, living
west of the city, who has been spend
ing the week with her. The entertain
ment was a complete surprise to the
guest of honor. The evening was spent
very pleasantly with instrumental and
vocal music, progressive high five and
other games and amusements.
At a late hour Mrs. Egenberger, as
sisted by Mesdames F. G. Egenberger,
J. C Petersen and Val Burkel, served
an ellegent three course luncheon, which
was one of the pleasing events of the
evening. Those to enjoy and make the
evening one of pleasure were Miss Kitty
Kaffenberger, the guest of honor,
Miss Margaret and Lulu Weber, Violet
Dodge, Herma and Helen Spies, Chris
tina and Matilda Soennichsen, Ida and
Anna Egenberger, Edna Petersen, Helen
Egenberger, Teresa Droege, and Messrs
Willie, Louie and Henry Egenberger
and J. C. Petersen.
She Don't Want Much
A special from Nebraska City, under
date of February 7, says: Judge H. D.
Travis is holding a special term of dis
trict court and trying to clear up the
docket. The case of Calvin Champman,
wherein he sues for a divorce from his
wife, whom he has lived with for the
past forty years, has been on trial all
day. His wife will give him a divorce
by falling to appear and he in turn is to
give her $22,000 alimony.
"The case has attracted considerable
notoriety by reason of the prominence
of both parties. There are a number
of other cases set for hearing at the
conclusion of this case and Judge Travis
will hold court next week, if he cannot
conclude by tomorrow evening."
Again Down and Out.
Fred E. Bricka who severed his re
lations with the Weeping Water Re
publican the first of January in order to
publish a paper at Woodbine, Iowa, re
turned to Weeping Water the first of
the week, having disposed of his inte
rest in the Iowa paper. We under
stand that he will enter the insurance
field, selling life insurance for an east
ern company. Nehawka Register.
An Old Landmark.
While the prairie grass was endeav
oring to grow to the very limits of the
village of Plattsmouth and the grass
hoppers were eating it up and every
other green thing as well, in the year
18C9, Christian Mockenhaupt, sr., the
father of our townsman, was making
brick in the city.
For a time previous to this the brick
yard had been where the Burlington
switch yards are now located and just
east of where George Dovey's residence
now stands, over the bluff near the
river bank. There Mr. Mockenhaupt
made brick for a number of years.
Here he lost a number of fine horses
with the epizootic, an epidemic at that
time prevailing. At about that time he
removed his yards to West Vine street.
where Wm. Weber's residence now
stands, and it is probable that there
the brick were made that went into the
building which is to be torn down and
the lot cleared for use as a site for the
new postoffice building.
During that year two houses were
built just across the two streets from
from each other, for which Mr. Mocken
haupt furnished the brick, and how well
he did the work, can be attested by the
condition of the brick in the buildings
at the present time. These two build
ings, one the old John Fitzgerald resi
dence, the other the David Hawks-
worth home, are still in good condition
when the brick work is taken into con
sideration. The Hawksworth home is
in good shape, and otherwise than al
lowing the Fitzgerald place to run
down it is in good shape as well. The
Hawksworth house was built by Chas.
Lazenby, and the Fitzgerald house was
built by Ami Lazenby, and the brick
work was done on the house which is to
be torn down by the late E. W. Ken
nedy. During the following year John
Fitzgerald came to - Plattsmouth, and
purchasing the property, made his home
there while he lived in the city which
was for a number of years. It was five
or six years later that Mr. Hawksworth
came to this city and became master
mechanic of the Burlington shops, in
which position he remained for many
years. A few years after the building
of this house, J. V. Egenberger ac
quired the place on the second lot west
of it, then having a small house with
one room, to which he built many ad
ditions, and made it his home for some
twelve years, removing from there in
1885. This place was owned in turn by
Dr. A. Matthews and Sam Shoemaker,
and now with the place on the corner,
passes back to the government of the
United States after an ownership of
over fifty years by private individuals.
Since the removal of John Fitsgerald
to Lincoln, the property was rented to
various people and was lastly occupied
by Miss Kate Seidenstricker, where she
has until recently conducted a bakery.
The lots are to be cleared by the 22d
of this month, and we hope that steps
will immediately be taken for the con
struction of the new federal building,
which is to occupy the site. The loca
tion is a good one, and while not the
best, in our estimation, it is one which
will accommodate a large number of
people. With the making of this place
ready for the new building let every
citizen of Plattsmouth take hold of the
proposition of making this the best city
in the state, irrespective of its size, lo
cation or anything else. We can do it.
We live in this town from choice, and
if so, why not make that choice the
best town possible, or get out of it.
Noel B. Rawls to Wed.
The Journal is in receipt of an invi
tation to attend the marriage ceremony,
which will unite in wedlock, Miss Lucy
Mae Case and Mr. Noel Burdette Rawls.
The marriage will occur at the home of
the bride's parents, in Boise, Idaho, on
Wednesday evening, February 19, 1908.
The groom was reared to manhood in
this city and is a graduate from the
Plattsmouth High school and his friends
here are legion. For over one year Mr.
Rawls was local l eporter on the Journal,
which position he relinquished to accept
a more lucuretative one on one of the
Boise papers, which he has held down
remarkably well. He is a young man
of whom we think a great deal, and the
young lady that is to become his life
helpmate is certainly very fortunate in
securing such a model young man. The
Journal, in advance, extends to Noel
and his bride all the happiness imagin
able, and may prosperity ever attend
Grandma Clark Not So Well.
Grandma Clark, of Cedar Creek, who
fell a week ago today, and injured her
self so badly and is 82 years of age, is
reported as not feeling so well yester
day. In the fall, Mrs. Clark broke one
arm at the wrist, and cut her face and
forehead badly, besides bruising and
wrenching herself at the time of the
WIM AS TOIL
Rhymed Missives Thai Cost But Little and Con
tain Some Good-Naturcd Jokes to
Delight the Young.
Next Friday is St. Valentine's Day,
and it may not be out of order to re
mind the Journal's young readers of this
fact, as they are the ones who most en
joy the immense fun in store for them.
Dan Cupid might just as well stand
on the curb and scream his love-making
across the street this season as to fol
low the way laid down for him by the
valentine route. Most post card valen
tines are, according to the dealers,
destined almost wholly to supersede the
old fashioned styles. And instead of
these missives formerly in vogue, where
evidences of affection were concealed
from the rude gaze of the curious by
mysterious frames of lace paper and
"Because money is scarce and credit
is fleetin" it is, as one post card rhyme
asserts, that the cheaper and less deli
cate love missive is the popular one this
season. So instead of cooing doves,
clasped hands and bleeding hearts we
see these very modern and up-to-date
valentines that bear a jingle or jest
with little Cupid himself as the butt of
One of the biggest manufacturers of
valentines in the country is himself re
sponsible for the statement that the
love-making of the year will be done
upon postal cards.
"Love-making is more of a joke this
year, remarked the man. Cupid, as
a matter of fact, can't afford to be too
serious just at this period in the finan
cial situation. If he did he'd be in the
court of chancery, sent there by his
creditors. But seriously speaking the
times really have affected the valentine
trade, as they have everything else.
"For instance, where one year ago
we were selling thousands of dollars
worth of fancy stock, this year every
thing is nonsense rhymes on post cards.
This line of goods is selling like hot
cakes. The gaudy lace paper affairs
with embossed cupids, mating doves and
the like still have a vogue in the west,
where love is carried on the old fash
ioned way and where a proposal doesn't
necessarily mean a brownstone mansion
in the bargain. ' '
Of these post card valentines there
are a number that have a special bear
ing upon matters of interest to the pub
lic at large. One of these is dedicated
Forty or More Persons Gather to
Make Merry with Wesley Barker
Friday evening being the seventeenth
birthday of Wesley Barker, a large
number of his friends gathered at the
home of his father, W. H. Barker, four
miles northwest of the city, and in an !
approved manner celebrated the event
with much merriment. Games such as
delight the young folks were indulged
in and a very pleasant time was en
joyed by all present. The popular
practice of hypnotising one of the com
pany was attempted, but owing to the
sign being wrong in the moon and some
of those present holding an adverse
thought, the demonstration was not as
powerful as had been expected. At a
late hour a splendid lunch was served,
and on departing all wished Westley
the recurrence of many such pleasura
ble occasions. Many presents were be
stowed as tokens of the esteem and
friendship held for him by his young i
Threatened With Appendicitis.
Little Myra Stenner, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Stenner, is having a
good deal of trouble these days with
symptoms of appendicitis developing.
The attending physician has forbidden
the eating of any food for twenty-four
hours, in order that the developments
of the disease may be watched, and if
possible, averted. It is ardently hoped
by the relatives and friends of the little
girl that she may convalesce soon, and
that it may be permanent.
Do you enjoy music? (Good music?)
Then be at the Parmele Thursday night
to "My Affinity," for of course itwouUi
be manifestly impossible to allow the
day to go by and miss such ai admir
able opportunity to take a fling at thi
personage. The rhyme which is printed
on one part of a duplex post card runs
Jf of me you sometimes think.
S'nd me hack the liow of pink :
1 f to me your heart is true.
Send me liack the how of hlue.
1 f your heart to me Is dead.
Semi me back the. how of red.
If you have another fellow.
Send me hack the luw of yellow.
To fill out the end of each line and.
make it rhyme there are instead of the
words pink, blue, red and yellow tiny
boys of ribbon of the desired shade at
tached to the card, this lending a fes
tive appearance to the valentine quite
in keeping with he occasion.
Apropos of the money panic there is a
"Hard Times Greeting," which at least
has originality in its favor and promises
to be one of the most popular cards of
the season. Here it is:
I would not send to you this irreet Inr.
Hut for the fact that times are had.
Money's scarce and credit's fleet Intr,
So I've sent the very hest I had.
If you'll stick to me.
Then I'll stick to yon.
Tor ax an cinhlem of f ric n i
There's uothinir like trine.
To indicate the word "stick" there is
attached to the card a thin wafer of
wood with plenty of good carpenter's
glue in the bargain. Another in this
same series which might be sent as a
joke to President Roosevelt isa straight
tip" which runs with this sort of jingle:
St irk to you own.
A nd st ick to her t iirht
( r t he hitf st ick on you
Will lie used.
See, that's rit-'M .
In this case, as in tlie previous one,
the "stick" :'s a kindergarten slat. Still
another valentine which carries a joke
is the one which promises the recipient
a check, which proves to be a small
sample of checked gingham in the lower
left hand corner. The rhyme reads like
"My hruin is puzzled wind to buy.
It really is a wreck.
A nd so to nil the matter hort..
"""" I send a liMle check.
With hest wishes.
For the swain who needs a gentle re
minder there is provided a card to which
is attached in the center a small gold
ring with the words, "Anything doing?"
printed across the wedding symbol.
Team Not Stolen as Supposed.
S. H. Hobbs and Henry Vetter, of
Avoca, were in the city today with a
team of horses which had wandered
away from the home of the latter, and
which was supposed to have been stolen.
The horses were found at the home of
Uncle Peter Keil, near Cullom, who
took them in when they came to his
place. The owner and Mr. Hobbs took
the horses home, well pleased that they
had fallen into such good hands as Un
It Comes Harry's Turn to Smile.
Harry Gochenour is happy these days,
not that he has Frank Wooster tied or
anything of that kind, but then he has
a smile coming anyway. The stork
made his home a visit Wednesday even
ing and left another little boy at his
house, with its mother doing well and
the little fellow all right, you bet.
Harry is getting along as well as one
could expect under the circumstances.
Please accept our congratulations and
best wishes, old fellow.
Sold His Business at McCook
Paul Budig and family came in Friday
morning from McCook where they have
lived for some years. Paul ha3 been
engaged in the cigar making business,
and has enjoyed a good trade in the
past. He was here on a visit some two
weeks ago and on his return home he
was offered a good proposition and dis
posed of his cigar factory. For the
present Paul will not engage in busi
ness but will wait for a short to watch
the development of general conditions.
A number of registered Shorthorn
bull. - H. G. Todd, .
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