The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 17, 1908, Image 1

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mtoutb Journal
Semi - Weekly
The Entertainment Given Thursday at the
Parmele to Assist in Paying the Presby
terian Church Debt Largely Attended.
In a cause most commendable was the !
entertainment given Thursday evening,
the object for which it was given was
only equalled by the character and prime
excellence of the concert as rendered
by the array of artists, of which every
one was applauded to the echo. The
organization of the Presbyterian church
have been making a supreme effort for
the liquidation of the debt which has
been hanging over that body for a num
ber of years, and with other - things,
these people have given their talent,
their time and labor to the reduction of
this debt to the vanishing point, and
should, which we trust is true, every
one else make as earnest and zeal
ous anjeffort, coupled with the exercise
of that ability, the results will be such
as will place the financial condition on
the other side of the ledger. That the
debt to be cancelled was evidenced by
the excellence of the program rendered, j
the way in which each number was J
given, and the attendance of the well ,
pleased and highly appreciative audience. !
From the opening number, a piano j
duet, by Misses Claire Dovey and Verna ;
Cole, which was par excellence itself, !
to the last number the good night
song, there was not a number but what j
was of such a character and presented ,
in such an admirable way, that received j
a hearty welcome and a rapturous ap- j
plause. Following the opening number, !
was one by Mrs. Gamble, who was j
greeted as she appeared upon the stage j
with great demonstration of satisfac-
tion, which she acknowledged with a :
very slight and modest bow. This num- ,
ber, and all she rendered, were appre- j
ciated by the well pleased audience,
who manifested their pleasure on every j
reappearance of their favorite. To fol- i
low was Clinton G. Wood, who showed ;
his mastery of the part which he was to j
render and who was recalled, adding !
to the pleasure by a second number, !
equally well pleasing as the first. The
next the first appearance of the Aeo- j
lian Mixed Quartette consisting of;
Mrs. Gable, Miss Baird and Messrs. j
McElwain and White, was a very mer- j
itorious rendition, one of great excel- j
lence and one which rarely is equalled !
any where.
This was so well received by the audi
dence that a raptuous encore followed,
which called them back, giving for the
second, "Ask Papa," which was even
more popular than the first. When
Miss Mildred Cummins stepped upon
the stage for the following number, she
was greeted with a storm of applause,
and was immediately into her subject
in a way that left no doubt in the minds
of her listeners, but she had thoroughly
mastered her subject, and while her
number was one of difficult rendition,
was well pleasing. Her return was
A Number of Her Old Ac
quaintances Dine With
Her Thursday
At her pleasant home on Third street
Thursday afternoon, Mrs. B. J. Hem
pel entertained during the afternoon
and at tea a number of the pioneers of
the city. Among the many interesting
numbers was the recalling or remine
scences of by-gone days, when the city
. was young. A very pleasant time was
had, and all present enjoyed the oc
casion heartily. Those to partake in
the event were: Mesdames George
Btock, of Johnson, this state, Henry
Boeck, F. D. Lehnhoff, Henry Martins,
August Rheinacle, W. S. Purdy, A.
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ond hand piano for sale cheap. In goj
condition. For further information c
on or write Chas. S. Stone,
Murray, Nr
much more difficult of presentation, and
received evidences of pleasing the peo
ple, who applauded long and loud as she
left the stage the second time. "Rosa
lie," by Mrs. Gamble, was the one to
follow, and preceded "My Violet"
by Ralph White, who sang in a manner
all his own way, ard who, when the
first song was over was recalled, though
his voice was impaired by a cold and
sore throat, and notwithstanding whicfi,
his notes were as sweet and flute-like as
a lark. While the applause which fol
lowed his disappearance from the stage
was still in evidence, Miss Bernese
Newell appeared at the opening at the
rear of the stage, only to increase the
demonstration, which subsided, as she,
in a courteous acknowledgement of the
honor, began the rendition of a most
difficult number the characterization
of one end of a telephone conversation.
One strained their ears in order to catch
the replies to the questions which was
hers to answer, while with aching arm
she Jhung up the receiver and left the
stage, followed by a prolonged hand
clapping and demonstration of the satis
faction of the well pleased people.
A solo by Mrs. Gamble and "Night
Has a Thousand Eyes" by the quartette,
both to receive an encore, was follow
ed by W. G. Brooks, whose appearance
was greeted with many evidences of de
light, and whose excellent rendition was
exceeded by none, was a treat in itself,
well worth the price of admission. He
multiplied the peoples' pleasure by a
second song more appreciated than the
first. "Mrs. Gamble sang "Poppies,"
and was followed by Miss Marie Doug
las, who gave a reading of the mostdif
ficult character, as the number and
characters of her part was great, but
in a way which was admirable she en
acted her part, that the people would
not be satisfied without a second hear
ing, which she gave in the "Hair Cut,"
which fairly captured the good-natured
After listening to the last number,
"Good Night, Little Girl," alldispersed,
well pleased with the entertainment,
and that they had been given an excel
lent performance and were allowed to
thus contribute to so noble a cause as
helping extinguish the church debt.
That the concert should have been
more liberally patronized no one can
question. Notwithstanding the inclem
ency of the weather, the opera house
should have been crowded to overflow
tr. Mrs. Gamble, who is a most ex
cellent lady, and under whose manage
ment, the entertainment was given,
should have been more highly appreci
ated in this most laudable work. The
night is'never too bad or the task too
great for her when it comes to that of
work in such good causes for which this
entertainment was inaugerated.
Departs For Home.
Theodore Miller and wife, after visit
ing in the city for some time, the guests
of Mrs. Miller's brother, Henry Stein
hauer and family, departed Friday morn
ing for their home at Ord, where Mr.
Miller is engaged with the Burlington
road. In returning home, Mr. Miller
made arrangements for tha frequent
i visit of the Journal at his household,
: and he will hereafter be kept in touch
with the doings of this community.
WIAttend Funeral.
Leonard Born depart morning for
t M- P. tram Fnd- -tf.j tha
Plainview. where h friend Henry Q
funeral of his olc at thafc place tQ
Falter, which oce and M p j
ds and neighbors for
have been frie??
ng near each other west
many years,
of the city. , - a Six Footed Pig
-:k Edwards, the baker for Herger,
the possessor of a small hog, having
Yx feet, the two extra ones appearing
at the side of the front legs but not
being long enough to reach the ground.
Nature in this instance was somewhat
For sale A number of registered
f Thorn bulls. H. G. Todd, Murray.
R. L. Metcalfe, the Commoner
Editor, Does not De
sire Place.
The Lincoln News is responsible for
the following: "In view of the fact
that his name has been mentioned by
a number of democratic newspapers
throughout the state for one or the
delegates at large to the Denver con
vention, Richard L. Matcalfe of this
city makes the positive statement that
he does not aspire to the honor and is so
much engrossed in his editorial duties
on the Commoner that he would have
to decline it even if tendered by the
state convention. Metcalfe announced
some time ago that he was not a candi
date; nevertheless, his editorial friends
have been inisisting that he should go
as one of the four delegates at large.
Those backing the Commoner editor have
not been especially friendly to Mayor
Brown of Lincoln, who wants to be one
of the quartet, and it is generally un
derstood that Metcalfe's name was pro
posed for the purpose of sidetracking
Brown. It is also understood that
Brown and his friends were very anx
ious to have Metcalfe make a renewed
declaration that he did not want the
place, a la Roosevelt. Whether Brown
will now have a clear field remains to
be seen."
harried in onniifl
A Plattsmouth Boy Weds an Accom
plished Iowa Lady, at the Ne
braska Metropolis
Word was received here to the effect
that Noah Tyler, son of Mr. and Mr.
Clayborn Tyler of this city was, about
a week since, united in marriage, with
Miss Ruby Morgan, formerly of Ham
burg. Iowa. It willbe - jetnembered
that during last summer j.'ibile Noah
was calling upon Miifeii- he ac
cidentally shot himself, while celebrat
ing the Glorious Fourth of July. The
young man is well and favorable known
in this city, while the young lady corns
from one of the best families of Ham
burg. Mr. Tyler is employed in the
Domestic Laundry at Omaha, and Mrs.
Tyler is one of the efficent clerks at
Hayden's department store. The Jour
nal with the many friends of the parties
here join in wishing them all the joys
which this life promises, with as few of
the disagreeable things as can be had
in the life before them.
Business is Slowly Reviving.
In their week review of trade Brad
street is quoted as follows: "Buying
of spring goods are more in evidence
this week at all markets, responding to
the advance of the season and jobbing
trade evidences more vim than at anj
time since last autumn. In no case,
however, is the buying reported as
equal to a year ago, and in some cases
the decreases are very heavy. Building
was at a low ebb in January and this is
reflected in easy prices for labor.
' 'Business failures in the United States
for the week, ending February 13, num
ber 214, against 272 last week, 204 in
the like week of 1907, 208 in 1906, 243
in 1905 and 231 in 1904. Canadian fail
ures for the week number 44, as against
50 last week and 29 in the week a year
"Wheat, including flour, exports from
the United States and Canada for the
week, 'ending February 13, aggregate
4,037,680 bushels, against 4, 507, 456 bush
els last week, 2,500,139 bushels this
week last year and 3,175,481 bushels in
1902. For the thirty-three weeks of
the fiscal year the exports are 148,604,
362 bushels, against 115,8S3,751 bushels
in 1906-7, and 172,584,671 bushels in
week are 1,-
' CTS f-1 r
1 i I .els.. against 1,835,196 bush-
11907." DUShe,S
They Like the Journal.
Geo. Meisinger 3rd, called at the Jour
nal office today, and after renewing for
his own subscription for the Semi-Weekly
Journal he ordered a copy sent to
his son, Fred W., who will farm the
Kraeger place near Cedar Creek the
coming season, to which place the young
man has already moved. Both Mr.
Meisingers are well pleased with the
Journal, and the Journal is certainly
well pleased with them. We wish we
had a thousand just like them.
The Plattsmouth Telephone Company
has nearly 200 stockholders, all well
pleased with the stock and many of
them buying more. ' - j
Look Out for Illicit Coins.
Folice officers have warned Omaha
merchants to be on the lookout for
spurious $5 and $10 gold coins supposed
to be headed this way from Denver.
Specimens of the coins received in
Omaha show that they are a bungling
piece of work and their fraudulent na
ture can be discovered readily. The
coins are thought to have been manu
factured somewhere in Colorado or
Mexico, as they first appeared in Denver
a few weeks ago. Omaha Bee.
John Martin is Released From
the Penitentiary After a
Three Year Service
A special from Lincoln says: "John
Martin, after serving almost three
years in the penitentiary, will be releas
ed at 9 o'clock in the morning and will
tie same day become Inga Anderson's
lentine, just as Governor Sheldon
fiffured he should be. The two will be
rried some time during the day, thus
sing another chapter in a story of a
woman's devotion to a man whom she
loyed so much that she traveled from
Alaska to Nebraska to seek him; made
appeals to two governors to seeure him
executive clemency; managed his case
at hearings granted; secured recom
mendations from prosecuting officers
and from the' attorney general for clem
ency; disposed of a gold mine she own
ed to get the cash to . pay all the ex
penses incident to the hearings and to
have the money on hand to start the
man in business just the minute she
succeeded in convincing the authorities
it would be meet to temper justice with
a little mercy and romance. Incident
ally Martin goes to his to be wife with
$350 of his own money which represents
what he has saved out of the money
paid to mm ior wonc aone in me peni
tentiary in excess of his daily tasks.
Martin was sentenced for 5 years for
working the padlock game. His com-
papion in the deal received only one
Ivpar. Hovernor Sheldon commuted
sentence after a full hearing in
Much. Wisdom Displayed in
The Farmers' Elevator company,
which was recently organized at Ne
hawka and which has had under con
sideration the purchase of the elevator
heretofore owned and operated by
Henry M. Pollard, made a purchase of
the elevator in question. The com
pleting of this contract places the com
pany in a position where they can begin
immediately in the shipping of grain as
has been desired. In the consumation
of this contract we see the displayal of
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and seller. The elevator equipped and
running all ready to do the business and
in good shape, is as cheap as they could
have built, and it removes one institu
tion from the field as a competitor, and
is a nice way of doing the business.
Mr. Pollard will engage in carpentering
and building, the trade which he follow
ed prior to his engaging in the grain
Entertain for Friend.
At the pleasant home yesterday
(Thursday) afternoon, Mrs W. D.
Wheeler entertained in honor of her
friend, Mrs. George Boeck, of Johnson,
this state. Mrs. George Boeck is visit
ing the city, the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Boeck . At the reception yester
day, many of the old-time friends of
Mrs. Boeck were present, who were
her neighbors when she with Mr.
Boeck lived west of the city years since.
The afternoon was pleasantly spent in
social conversation and the relating of
pleasant reminiscences, the occurances
01 the years gone by. A very delight
ful nve o'clock dinner was served,
which wuot a very pleasant feature of
the afternoon.
Mrs. Halmes Breaks an Arm
Last Sunday, while aVout her duties
at her home west of the clty Mrs. Nich
olas Halmes fell and sustained a frac
ture of an arm. The fracture wu re
duced, and while some of the pain has
subsided, it is yet giving her considera
ble trouble. The advanced age of Mrs.
Halmes may cause more seriousness than
usual in such cases. Mrs. C. Mocken
haupt, her daughcer, is caring for her
mm for
Secretary George D. Bennett of State Board
of Equalization Sends Out Letter
Reminding Them of Duties
to Perform.
Secretary George D. Bennett of the
state board of equalization sent to the
county assessors a letter reminding
them that real estate in Nebraska is
to be valued for assessment purposes
this year for the first time since the
adoption of the present revenue law
and that this work is important be
cause the valuation of real estate is to
stand for four years. He also reminds
assessors that the state board equal
izes as between counties and not be
tween individuals, therefore in order
not to have all the taxpayers of any
one county penalized the real estate
should be returned as required by law.
Blanks have already been prepared for
use in enforcing the "terminal" or
local taxation of railroad property.
Secretary Bennett's letter to county
assessors is is follows:
"In the assessment for 1908, land and
improvements are to be separately
valued and assessed. See action 106,
chapter 77, article 1, compiled statutes
of Nebraska.
"It is the duty of each assessor to
perform his work in such manner that
every class of property shall bear its
just proportion of taxation. It should
be his endeavor to get all property
listed and at the same time do no man
the injustice of undervaluing his neigh
bor's holding; there should be no
"We would suggest that at the meet
ing of your deputies, real estate values
should be thoroughly discussed. This
might cover particularly, the roughest
as well as the most desirable and pro
ductive tracts, for comparison, in the
respective townships or precincts. In
this connection it may be well to con
sult your leading real estate men and
others, who are familiar with land
values of the county, and get their
ideas and judgment. The assessed valu
ation finally made, however, must be
your best judgment drawn from any
or ali reliable sources of information.
The chief aim of this suggestion is to
Pleasure in Oklahoma.
Emil J. Meisinger, who went with
his brother, Phillip and Edgar Baker to
Perry, Okahoma, a fevr days ago, re
turned home last Thursday, and reports
the boys doing nicely in their new home
They are well settled in a good locality
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and have already made many friends.
They are well pleased with the
new home, and also the neighbors.
Shortly after their arrival in the new
home a very pleasant social gathering
was given in their honor, at which the
following friends took part:
The guests - present were Messrs.
Ben Heldt, Albert R. Kerns, Howard
W. Kerns, Ben May, Frank Man, Joe
May, Henry Long, Otto Long, John
Long, Elmer Schwauke, Will Pease,
Henry Peas, Ward Sanders, Ben F.
Pierce, Dan Keneper, Nathan Cart,
Fred Gang, Frank Shutta, Henry Ellis,
Philip H. Meisinger, Edgar Barker and
Emil J. Meisinger. Mr. and Mrs." Chas.
Carey, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wilcox.
Misses Dora Spencer, Mabel Ellis, Lena
Schwank, Mell Kirtley, Mary Shutta
and France Keneper.
Moved to Kansas
Our excellent friend, C. Bengen from
Mynard, in company with his son-in-law,
Thomas F. Ruby, called at the
Journal office today and while here Mr.
Bengen ordered the paper sent to Mr.
Ruby for one year. Mr. Ruby and
wife start today for their new home in
Oberline, Kansas. The Journal joins
with the many friends in wishing them
happiness and prosperity and will in
form them semi-weekly of the happen
ings of the many dear friends and rela
tives at the old Cass county home.
Farms for Sale.
. Farm for sale In South Dakota 160
acres in Hand county, in cultivation.
A snap 20 dollars per acres. Adress
Ad. van Hoorebecke,
Box 352, Omaha, Neb. '
have an equitable assessment of real
estate, as this valuation stands as the
basis for four years and gross injustice
may follow if this class of property in
not carefully and equitably valued at
this time. If you like the plan, adopt
it and ask your county board to co-
operate with you. It will lessen their
labors and responsibility and greatly
assist in correcting former injustices.
"Many inequalities existed from ihe
1904 assessment, especially in the case
of real estate. The better farm lands
did not bear their relati ve proportion
as compared with rough and less pro
ductive parcels.
"Lands, by virtue of improvements,
paid more than unimproved adjoining
tracts, for the reason that the assessor
failed to consider the fact that contigu
ous pieces, though without improve
ments, had an increased value on ac
count of the improvements on the ad
joining piece. This was particularly
true in rough and thinly settled coun-
"The success or failure of the law
j rests wholly with those who execute
iit. Assessors are the real power and
j upon their judgement and honor depend
; the maintenance of our local and state
j government. They actual'y view, list,
! and value the property under their
! supervision. Remember that the state
: board of equalization and assessment
j equalizes as between counties, not in
' dividuals. In order that your taxpay
ers may not be penalized by inc reased
valuation, you should see to it that
! property is returned as provided by
1 lav.-. You should familiarize yourself
on all points of the law. He courage
ous in administering it to the end that
j no citizen may be heard to say "1 pay
I my neighbor's tax." In questions on
t the interpretation ol the law, c ounsel
your county attorney who is legal ad
! viser for the county. Be on time ir
i transmitting your abstract of assess
! ment to this department. Be sure that
! the work is absolutely correct as to
! number, values, averages, and final
i footings."
Posfcffice Officials on Hunt
For Couple Wanted on
Serious Charge
Postmaster, Sizer of Lincoln, has
sent out circulars warning business
men against the acceptance of money
orders bearing the stamp of the Chi
cago postoffice numbered from 18,811
to 19,000. These were stolen some
time ago arH. recently the supposed
thieves a man and a woman present
some of them at different stores in St.
Joseph. It was their habit to purchase
jewelry, groceries, furniture and other
goods, for which they would present
$25 or $50 orders in payment. In a
number of cases they were successful,
receiving change in cash. The man
signed the name of James Miller, but
it is thought he will use a different one
elsewhere. These descriptions of the
pair were given: .
The man Height about 5 feet 9 or
10 inches; weight about 185 to 200;
heavy built; dark complextion; dark
mustache; fairly well dressed, looks
like well-to-do mechanic; either short
light, or dark medium length overcoat;
writes poor hand; stiff derby hat, color
black; hands rough.
The woman Slender and spare built;
dark hair; dark black piercing eyes;
peaked face, shows use of facial pre
parations, sallow complexion; either
black hat with large plume, or simply
red veil over head; long plaid coat with
heavy neck furs on; is almost as tall as
the man, mouth peculiar shape when
After the basket ball and turning ' ."i
Saturday, February 22nd, a dance will
be given. ' '