The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 21, 1908, Image 7

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Our Citizens Become Very Apprehensive When
the Water Came Rolling Down Sixth
Street From Both Sides.
Some Basements and Cellars Received Some
Water, But Nothing Serious Occurred
The two day's south wind which has
been fanning our cheeks and making all
think, if we could only have some rain
and settle the dust, brought the answer
at last in a steady down-pour for more
than an hour last evening, which made
our streets rivers. It was thought by
those who had been through the experi
ence before that considerable damage
would be done. The water on Sixth
street was more apprehensive than else
where, and the nice job which Henry
Beock and Harry Johnson did in the
building of a protection wall around the
windows which go under the walk
around his building, paid for themselves
last evening. Had some of the other
people, who have sustained losses in
the heavj rain of last evening, taken
the precaution that Mr. Boeck did, they
might not have had the losses, however
small they be, which have occurred.
Not alone this, they would have saved
the price of the protection. It was
plainly demonstrated that the lowering
of the street is a certain protection,
for on the side of the street where they
have been working, the water was kept
from the walks, while at other places
the walks were submerged. Some dam
age resulted to the paving contractors.
C. D. Wood worth & Co., but just how
much it is difficult to determine until af
ter they get to work again.
At the Burlinglon shops there was a
good deal of water, but it was taken off
in such a way that but little damage re
sulted. Some water and a little mud
was deposited in most of the shops, but
little lumber was misplaced, and the
entire loss will not amount to much.
Many are the opinions as to the ex
tent of the water fall. Some are of the
opinion that more ran through Main
street than that on the eventful night
of July 6th. We very much doubt this
assertion. Some also say that equally
as much water came down Vine street as
flowed down Lincoln evenue, but this is
again a matter open for dispute. But
let this be as it may, there was plenty
to satisfy the business men on both
Sixth and Main streets. The reports
sent out last night that four feet of
water was in the shops is all bosh. There
was scarcely two feet, and baring a lit
tle mud in one or two of the depart
ments, no damage of any consequence
was done. If there was a way of get
ting at the general loss, we dare say
that the entire amount of damages
will not reach $2,500. We have had less
damages in this flood than any that has
occurred in the city. We feel very
thankful that they are no greater, and
by the time another occurs we will have
Main and Sixth streets in shape to
carry off all that may be deposited
Damages to Crops.
The farming community complain of
a good deal of washing of their freshly
plowed land, and say that in many
cases the entire crop will have to te
planted again. The furrows made in
the listing of the corn, have washed in,
and where the corn had come up, was
covered or washed out, and with the
corn which has not yet come through
they claim is so deep that it will not
come and many have said that they
will have to replant. The hail which
came during the most of the time while
it rained was very light and with the
lack of a high wind, did no preceptible
damage. The steady down pour has
beat a great many of the plants in the
mud, but otherwise than this and the
placing of the crops back which will
have to be planted over, little damage
was done the crops. A number of
washouts are reported, especially where
the grading and earthwork has been of
recent construction and not had time to
thoroughly settle.
the water up to his arm pits, when his
cries for help attracted attention, and
he was helped out and taken home.
Fricke & Co., Dr. A. P. Barnes and
J. E. Tuey had a good deal of water in
their cellars, and the latter suffers more
loss than anyone else, and which is a
good deal as compared with the others.
The old sidewalk in front of Tuey's
allowed the water to rush in and tear a
hole in the cellar wall, flooding the
adjoining cellars.
The Plattsmouth correspondent of the
Omaha Bee says there was four feet of
water in the Burlington shops. One of
the head men who was at the shops un
til after the principal part of the storm
was over, says there was not two feet.
Now, which one are we to believe? The
one that does know or the one that
don't know?
John Murray reported that last even
ing as he was returning from west of
town, and as he was crossing Four Mile
creek he heard a roaring, and thinking
it was water, put the whip to the
horses and as he gained the raise of the
ground at this side of the bottom, the
water was within three inches of run
ning into his buggy. Upon looking
back, after he got partly up the hill,
he saw the water over the fences at the
side of the road. This shows how quick
the creek rose and got out of its banks.
Division Superintendent Ed. Bignall,
Master Machanic J. Deitrich, of the
Lincoln shops and Assistant Superintend
dent of Motive Power, W. F. Acker
man, came in this morning from Lin
coln and were looking over the track at
the point where it is proposed to place
the outlet for the Main street waterway.
They then went up to the shops to see
what the damage was at that place,
which they found but nominal, nothing
otherwisethan the inconvenience of the
mud and water and the expense of
cleaning up.
Notes of the Flood.
F. S. White's store had just a little
water and the loss was slight.
F. C. Benfer has three feet of water
in his cellar but practically no loss.
The home of John Kinser was com
pletely surrounded by water, and his
mother was removed for safety.
A miniture lake was formed in the
place where the street had been lowered
in front of the store of A. G. Bach & Co.
Peter Vallery, who came in from his
farm this morning, says Four Mile creek
was higher last evening than he had ever
seen it.
The rains south and west of the city
was as heavy as it was were in town,
and of course that helped to swell the
flood here.
The weather gauge at the Burlington
station showed that during the rain up
to seven o'clock this morning there had
fallen 2:85 inches of water.
The John Bauer hardware company
suffered about three feet of water in
the cellar of their store, causing some
loss and a good deal of extra work.
It looks now like some who had gotten
into the clear by making some little j.ti-
provements to protect them from the
effects of high waters, were wise.
Four horses were struck and killed
by lightning last night on the farm of
Phillip Keil, near Murray, which were
in the pasture. We did not learn who
the horses belonged to, but they were
standing in water near a wire fence,
when the bolt struck.
Patrick Tevan, who became "how
come ye so" last evening, and after the
storm started to go home and got into
the hole which was the cellar of the old
Fitzgerald home, on the corner of Fifth
and Vine street, and was floundering in
-AleliGat Mum
Hudnut's Perfume
is made for critical users of the
BEST. It is a pleasure for us to
show them to vou. : .: : :
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Passes Away Last Evening
From a Severe Case of
Scarlet Fever
The scarlet fever which had beset the
little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
L. Root, found a culmination last even
ing in the little one's death, tattle
Frances had been very sick, and her
death was feared for the last few days
While all was done which was possible
for human hands to do, was to no avail.
The Grim Reaper has claimed the fair
flower of the family, and left the loving
hearts of parents, brothers and sisters
to mourn. They all have the sympathy
of numerous friends in their bereave
ment. The funeral occurred this morn
ing at 10 o'clock from the residence of
the little one's parents, and the inter
ment being made in Oak Hill cemetery.
Frances Maranda Root was about four
and a half years old and had been sick
for only about a week. The funeral
services were conducted by Rev. J. H.
Salsbury of the Presbyterian church.'
Death cf Mrs. Peter Miller.
Anna Katrina Jorgenson was born in
Oxball, Schleswig, January 15, 1857.
She came to America seventeen years
ago and in April 4th of the same year
was married to Peter Miller.
She has been in poor health for about
three years but was able to be about
her home until a little more than a
week befere her death. She was aware
that she was near the end of this life
and was ready for the call to come at
any time. She died peacefully on the
morning of May 13. She leaves her
husband, one daughter and two sons
to mourn their loss. Funeral services
were conducted on Friday, May 15.
The services at the home and at the
cemetery were in Danish and were con
ducted by Rev. Christiansen of Lincoln.
Services in English were held at the
Congregational church by the pastor.
Rev. J. H. Andress. Weeping Water
A Year Ago in May.
There has been more or less discussion
about the cold, weather in May of last
year. We have looked up the files of
the Tribune and find that the whole
month was much worse than it has been
so far this year. The first day of May,
1907, started in with the southern part
of the county covered with snow, fully
twelve inches having fallen on the last
day of April. May 3, 1907 a mild
blizzard of snow prevailed in all parts
of Mills county, the mercury dropped to
four degrees below the freezing point.
May 4 Snow to be seen in fence
May 14 Snow flurries in the' air.
May 26 More snow flurries.
May 28 Heavy. frost and ice. formed
in low places. Glenwood Tribune.
Card of Thanks.
To all those who so kindly assisted us
with material help and words of com
f jrt during the sickness and death of
our beloved mother," we beg to offer our
most heartfelt gratitude.
MaryNemetz, "" "" "
Joseph Nemetz, -
Fred Nemctz, - - -
Mr. and Mrs. John. Nemetz.
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Study 4he Construction
t OF THIS i l;:?,
Here is one of our Red School House Shoes. Study the construction and you
will know the reason why we are selling- the shoes. Only the verv best material
is used, every inch solid, guaranteed not to rip. It is made on popular lasts and
patterns. Our Red School.IIouse Shoes are the accepted standard of all chil
dren's shoes. To buy them once, is to buy them always, because they wear
longer than any other shoe you can buy at the same price or more. It is a shoe
that will stand the test. Every pair guaranteed, the j-rices are right and if num-"
ber thirteen they cost you nothing
Norton Promoted.
Hugh Norton, who has been station
agent for the Missouri Pacific railway
company at this point for the past 20
years, was checked out of this station
Tuesday evening and left yesterday for
Plattsmouth, Neb., where he has ac
cepted a similar position at an increased
It is with the keenest regret our peo
ple view thi departure of Mr. Norton,
who in the past twenty years ha3 been
closely indentified with the social and
business interests of the town, serving
ten years on the village board and six
vears on the school board. In any ca-
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pacity in which he has served he nas
developed a remarkable amount oi
energy and efficiency. It is not yet
known who will succeed Mr. Norton as
agent here, but we feel sure that it will
be a rare good fortune if we secure one
who will exhibit the same uniform
courtesy to the traveling public under
the most trying circumstances. Our
best wishes go with Mr. Norton and
family. May the future know no
shadow !
Later Since the above was written
J. H. Teegarden, formerly agent at
Hickman, Neb., arrived here and has
been checked in. Brock (Neb) Bulletin.
Peter Keil of near Cedar Greet was a
visitor in the county seat this morning.
New Ruling For Masonic Home.
The new rules promulgated by the
board of control of the Masonic Home
will make some changes in the mem
bers of that institution. The ruling is
that where one making the institution
his or her home, it is required that if
they have an income or property they
shall transfer it to the board at the
home. This is causing some who have
made the institution their home to
leave, as they do not feel like making
the transfer even if it be small. In
one case one of the members has been
receiving some $12 per month from the
Odd-Fellows, and when asked to make
an assignment of this to the board he
has thought best to make his home elsewhere.
Brings Returns for Elmwood.
Will Schewe, the assessor for Elm
wood precinct, was in this morning,
bringing with him the returns for that
precinct, which he had completed for
sometime but being so busy he could
not come in before. Will is a rustler
and knows the ins and outs of getting
the work pushed along. He made this
office a pleasant call while in the city,
and we find him a very agreeable gentleman.
Notice to Our Customers.
We are pleased to announce that
Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs,
colds and lung troubles is not affected
by the National Pure Food and Drug
aw as it contains no opiates or other
harmful drugs, and we recommend it
as a .safe remedy for children and
Sold at F. G. Fricke & Co.
; " '' ' Sustains Injury to Hand.
This morning while engaged in clean
ing- some mud . out of his department at
the Burlington shops Foreman John G,.
Claus ' slipped, and in falling extended
his hands to prevent his injuring him
self, and sustained a very severe bruise
and contusion of the right thumb, lac
erating the ball of the thumb, and bruis
ing the hand badly. He was compelled
to go the physician for treatment of- the
injured member. - . -
, Frank Stanley returned; thia morning
rom a business trip to Omaha. '---
Was Held This Morning From
f he Holy Rosary Church
Interment at Catho
lic Cemetery.
The remains of Phillip Roucka, who
passed away at the St. Joseph hospital
at Omaha yesterday afternoon, where
he had undergone an operation for ap
pendicitis, came in on the Burlington
train this morning, and the funeral was
held from the Holy Rosary church this
morning. The deceased has lived in
this city during most of his life, and is
twenty-five years of age. He had been
employed in the Burlington shops until
he was taken sick with this trouble,
and during the latter part of March
was taken to Omaha, where he was
operated upon for appendicitis, and
after some time returned home, but
was not able to work. Saturday last he
went back to Omaha for a second opera
tion, from the effects of which he died
yesterday afternoon. Mr. Boucka was
married on March the third, his being
the first wedding ceremony which
Judge Beeson performed after taking
his office. The young man leaves of his
family: His wife, parents, Mr. Frank
Roucka and wife, two brothers, Joseph
and Peter Roucka, and a sister, Mrs.
Aschenberner. The funeral ceremony
was conducted by Rev. Father Hancek
of the Holy Kosary church, interment
being made at the Catholic cemetery.
The pall bearers being for the Modern
Woodman of America: J. W. Book
meyer and Albert Scottler; the Z. P. J.
society: Mike Bajeck and Louis Jar and;
the T. J. Sokol: James Patacek and A.
J. Kanka.
Car Thief Nabbed.
The Malvern Iowan says: "Dick
Brode, who has been tarrying in Malvern
for some weeks, working with William
Kryselmyer, went to Omaha Tuesday.
He was just ready to take a train home
when the officers detained him. That
same day two strangers were in Mal
vern. They were special agents for
the Missouti Pacific and the North
western railroads. Brode is the last of
a gang of car breaking thieves which
have carried on work at various points
on the above roads. The stolen goods
were traced to a place in Omaha. A
pal peached on the gang."
The Cause of Many
Sudden Deaths.
There is a disease prevailing in this
country most dangerous because so decep-
U.J T V tive. .Many sudden
jiWi! deaths
lailure or
Never can tell when you'll mash a
finger or suffer a cut, bruise, burn or
scald. Be prepared. Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil instantly relieves the pain
quickly cures the wound. .
Jeff Decker of Weeping Water was a
visitor in the county seat this morning.
s are caused
bv it heart dis-
- ease.
lILKt ma JL heart
jlifcflfA. r- apoplexy are often
the result of kid
ney disease. If
kidnev trouble ii
allowed load vaiice
the k idiK-v--oisoii-
tack the vital organs, causing catarrh of
the bladder, or the kidnevs themselves
break down and waste away cell by cell.
Illadder troubles almost iihvaj s result
from a derangement of the kidneys and
a cure is obtained ouickest by a proper
treatment of the kidneys. If you are feel
ing badly you can make no mistake by
taking I Jr." Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the
great kidney, liver and bladder remedy.
It corrects inability to hold urine and
scalding pain in passing it, and over
comes that unpleasant necessity of being
compelled to go often through the day,
and to get up many times during the
night. The mild and the extraordinary
effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized.
It stands the highest for its wonderful
cures of the nlost distressing cases.
Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and is
sold by all druggists in fifty-cent and
one-dollar size bottles. Vou may have a
sample bottle of this wonderful new dis
covery and a book that tells all about it,
both sent free by mail. Address, Dr. Kil
mer & Co., Einghamton, N. Y. When
writing mention reading this generous
offer in this paper. Don't make any
mistake, but remember the name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the
address, Binghaniton, N. Y., on every
- from the pleasure of having an Edison
Phonograph in your house simple be-
, cause, you cannot afford to pay for ital
at once. We will be glad to furnish it
' - --so you can pay. a small amount down
and the rest on paymenfs. Come in
, and hear them play.
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