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DAILY PERSONAL NEWS
Short Items of Interest, From Tues
day Evening's Daily Journal
ft I'hiTlip Meisinger, of near Cedar Creek i
was a visitor in the city this mornings
Wm. McKinney, of Silver City, la.,
was in the city this afternoon.
George Rhoden was a visitor in the
city this afternoon, from near Murray.
Mrs. W. T. Cole and daughter, Verna,
were visitors in Omaha this afternoon.
A. S. Will returned this morning from
an extended visit in the western portion
Of the state.
Miss Lillian Fitch was a visitor in the
city thU morning giving instructions to
a class in elecution.
John Carter, of Avoca, was a visiter
in the city this morning, looking after
some business matters.
Mrs. George Steohr and Miss Minie
Born, of near Cedar Creek, were vis
itors in the city this morning.
H ,M. Ackers, of Des Moines, Iowa,
was a visitor in the city this morning,
looking after some business.
J. H. Johnson and wife and R. D.
Moore and wife, of Glenwood, were
visitors in the city this afternoon.
J. H. Inhelder, of Stanton, this
state, came in this morning, and is
looking after some business matters
with our merchants.
Miss Victoria Janda departed for her
home at Havelock this afternoon, after
having visited with friends in the city
for the past few days.
Gust Johnson and Chas. Grimm, of
Tabor, Icwa. are visitors in the city
this morning, having some business to
look after at the court house. . ...
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Herring departed last evening for Louis
ville, where they will work on the re
construction of the stirring little city.
Harry Waters of Chicago was in the
city visiting with his sister, Mrs. Harry
Mahoney and husband, and is on his way
to Denver, where he goes for a visit of
J. G. Stohlman, of Louisville, was a
visitor in the city this morning looking
after some business at the office of the
C. C, Mpisir!crer of near Cedar Creek
was a visitor in the city this morning, J
and while here called at this office and .
made us a pleasant visit. i
Glen Smith, of Lincoln, was in the
city this morning looking after some
business matters connected with the
building of the county bridges.
L. D. Switzer, of Weeping Water,
county commissioner was a visitor in
the city this morning looking after some
business matters for the county.
John Hochstrugesser of Omaha, was
in the city this morning looking after
some suburben property with a view of
purchasing same, expecting to make his
Sam Barker was a visitor in the city
this morning, and tells us that he has
been having a very severe seige of the
grip but of late he has improved so that
he is able to get to town again.
Bilious? Feel heavy after dinner?
Tongue coated? Bitter taste? Com
plexion sallow? Liver needs waking up
Doan's Regulets cure bilious attacks.
25 cents at any drug store.
Attorney W. C. Ramsey, accompanied
his mother, Mrs. B. S. Ramsey, to Ne
hawka this morning, to attend the fun
eral of the late Mrs. J. M. Stone, which
occurred there this afternoon.
Wm Antony missed the train this
morning when he was starting to his
home at Woodburn, la., and as he had
some business to look after at Pacific
Junction and Glenwood he walked over.
H. G. Wellenseick of Avoca was a
business visitor in the city this morning
looking after some business matters at
the county seat. Besides his duties as
cashier of the Avoca bank he also at
tends to all legal matters in that part
of Cass and Otoe counties.
The Burlington number four this
morning took an extra coach to Pacific
Junction for Superintendent of Motive
Power, Roup, who is coming west on a
tour of investigation. Mr. Willard, the
first vice president of the road, who ex
pected to have passed through here on
a trip of inspection today, was called
elsewhere on important business, and
will not come at this time.
J. C. Stephenson, was a visitor in
Omaha this afternoon, also going to
Council Bluffs, whore he is getting some
painters supplies for his work here. Mr.
Stephenson tells us that he received
the returns for the picture of
the horse of W. O. C. Wilson
of Horton, Kansas, which he paint
ed some time since. The horse from
which the picture was made was shipped
here from Horton, Kansas, that Mr.
Stephenson might take the measurments
and make a sketch, for the painting.
The horse is known as "King Wilkes,"
and is the grandson of the celebrated
Arnold, which is known by horseman
the world over.
Frank Lorenz was a visitor in Omaha
Miss Anna Sclapneck was a visitor in
Omaha this afternoon.
Mayor Henry R. Gering was a visitor
in Omaha this afternoon.
J. A. Davi3, of near Murray, was a
visitor in the city this afternoon.
Frank Stanley was a visitor in Omaha
this afternoon, looking after some busi
Adolph Wesch and C. L. Herger were
looking after some business matters in
Omaha this morning.
T. E. Parmele and wife were visiting
and looking after some business at
John H. Schmidt and Gust F. Mohrof
Avoca, were looking after business at
the county seat today.
Attorney Thomas Darnell of Lincoln
was a visitor in the city today, looking
after some legal matters coming from
Mrs. James Chalfant, and daughter,
Mrs. Charles Hendricks, from near Rock
Bluffs, were visitors in the city this
James Sochor will make some special
prices on suits until June 15. Anyone
wanting a fine suit of clothes will do
well to consult him.
Chas. Creamer, of near Rock Bluffs,
departed last evening for Ashland,
where he will visit with hi3 brother,
Lincoln Creamer and his sister, Mrs.
T. T. Young for some time.
Frank Wilson departed this morning
for Grand Island, where he. will . make
his home for the summer, and will stay
with his brother, Lloyd, who is with the
Nebraska telephone company at that
"Generally debilated for years. Had
sick headaches, lacked ambition, was
worn-out and all run-down. Burdock
Blood Bitters made me a well woman."
Mrs. Chas Freitoy, Moosup, Conn.
A. A Stillger, of the Burlington
shop, had the misfortune to get the
little finger on his right hand mashed
while at his work this morning. After
having his finger dressed he went to
George Poisal, wife and son, Robert,
departed last evening for Memphis,
where Mr. Poisal is looking after some
business matters, and where Mrs.
Poisal and Robert will visit with friends
for a few days.
Miss Minnie Doering, who has been
visiting in Omaha, came down this
morning, and finding a large crowd go
ing to Omaha, among whom was her
sister, Augustine, she returned to have
a day with the crowd.
F. H. Clarke, of Chicago, Superin
tendent of Motive Power of the Burling
ton, came as far west as Pacific J unction
on No. 5, and in not making connections
a coach was sent over which brought
back Mr. Clarke and Mr. Roupe.
S. S. English of Omaha, representing
the Marshall Paper Co., was a visitor
in the city this morning, looking after
some business for his firm. Sam, of
course, let the light of his smilling
countenance beam in upon the Journal
force, where he always receives the
Our young . friend, H. G Wellensiek,
cashier of the Bank of Avooa, is here
today on legal business, being one of the
attorneys in the saloon license case at
Avoca. Mr. Wellenseik is counsel for
the petitioners. The matter came up
today before Judge Travis, but he has
not yet rendered a decision.
Perry Marsh and John Karvanak de
parted last evening for Alliance and
other points in the northwestern por
tion of the state, where Mr. Marsh will
look after the purchasing of some horses
for his stables at Rock Bluffs. They
expect to be away for several days.
Miss Mabel Davis of Weeping Water
departed for her home last evening, af
ter a few days visit with Miss Foster"
county superintendent, and at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Ramsey. Miss
Davis is one among the leading teach
ers of Cass county, and may be em
ployed in our city schools for the coming
C. G. Wood departed last evening for
Chicago, where he goes to accept a
lucrative position. Mr. Wood has been
a resident of Plattsmouth for a few
months only, but during that time he
has made many warm friends in social
circle, all of whom join the Journal in
wishing him success in his new position.
T. E. Williams, of Renfrew, Okla
homa, departed this afternoon for
Cedar Creek, where he will visit for a
few days with his parents, before re
turning to his home in the south. Tom
tells us that he disposed of his paper
some time last winter and is engaged
in fanning, having a section of land to
gether, on which he keeps a manager
or superintendent to looks after matters,
while he lives in the town of Renfrow.
A PLEA FOR AU
A Word for That Sacred Docu
ment, the Constitution
of the Union.
Next to "God and the elements" and
"human nature" that poor, long suffer
ing brave old document has more bur
dens laid upon it, more imbecilities
ascribed to it and more responsibility
for the sins or shortcomings of others
imposed upon it, than any other factor
in the existence of men and govern
It i3 time to call attention to the
fact that the constitution was a fine
and noble instrument, and that it still
would be if those who are most vocifer
ous in claiming to be its friends would
let it alone.
It is an injustice to this most vener
able friend of the American people to
maintain that progress does not com
port with it, that efficiency is repug
nant to it, that criminals and grafters
are objects of its chief solicitude, and
that it has no message for the children
of its country except one calling from a
It used to be that this stanch, un
complaining constitution had only the
courts of high resort to contend with.
It got even then some hard and un
merited blows. It was made to stand
for the Dartmouth college case that
huge fortress of special privilege. It
shouldered the terrible load of the Dred
Scott decision. The suppleness and
vigor of its youth which made it equal
to harmonizing the conflicts of the
thirteen states were prematurely aged
and stiffened. The joy which might
have thrilled it "Here am I, the
guardian of a young nation, endowed
like it with youth and life everlasting,
ordained to guide it and minister to it.
to meet- its evercbanging needs, to give
it scope and humanity and glory"
that joy was troubled with rules that
bound it, that set it in antagonism to
its children, that denied its everlasting
youth and proclaimed its unchanging
Truly, at its best period, the constitu
tion had its trials and its griefs. But
at least it was in the hands of the mas
ter it had set for itself the supreme
court. It later fell in worse times. Did
the people, its children, need some re
lief, some succor from oppression? "It
is unconstitutional, ' ' said the United
States senators, said a committee of
congress, saia an an powertui speaxer,
said a group of lawyers, and any one
or anybody with usurped power or in
fluence enough to stand between the
constitution and the people on the one
side and between the constitution and
the court, its only legal master, on the
It is time now to stand up for the
constitution that was defined in its
glorious preamble, "We, the people of
the United States." It is time to in
sist that the constitution does not and
never did stand for the lawyers of the
United States, the politicians of the
United States, the bourbons of the
United States, the big interests of the
United States, nor the criminals of the
United States. That it stands for the
people of the United States of today as
it stood for their ancestors of yester
day and of other yesterdays for a cen
tury and a quarter distant.
Let the constitution have a chance;
let it not be made odious to the for
ward reachings of a vigorous, expand
ing people. It is made to do now the
pullback labor for every static, greedy
force that opposes the progress of the
great republic. Lift from it that load,
and save it for xenewing service to its
A Californian's Luck.
"The luckiest day of my life was
when I bought a box of Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve," writes Charles F. Budahn,
of Tracy, California. "Two 25c, boxes
cured me of an annoying case of itch
ing piles, which had troubled me for
years and that yielded to no other
treatment." Sold under guarantee at
F. G. Fricke & Co., drug store. ,
Sunday School Convention.
The eighth annual convention of the
Cass County Sunday School association
meets at Alvo, Neb,, on Wednesday and
Thursday of this week, May 27 and 28.
The first session begins on Wednesday
evening at 7:45 and continues through
out Thursday and Thursday evening.
Mrs. Warner of Syracuse, Mr. Deitrick
of Lincoln; Mr. Wilcox of Omaha, Mr.
Gregg of Peru, and other prominent
speakers are on the program. Enter
tainment will be provided for all dele
gates. Every Protestant Sunday school
in the county is entitled to send dele
gates, no matter of what denomination.
Valued Same as Gold.
B. G. Stewart, a merchant of Cedar
View, Miss., says: "I tell my custom
ers when they buy a box of Dr. King's
New Life Pills hey get- the worth of
that much gold in weight, if afflicted
with constipation, malaria or bilious
ness." Sold under guarantee at F. G.
Fricke & Co., drug store. 25c.
Has Fruit in Abundance.
S. Rowe.who lives across the river in
Mills county, Iowa, and almost within a
stone's throw of the river, is one of the
happiest man we know of. He has
fruit galore. He brought over yester
day afternoon samples of apples,
peaches, grapes and gooseberries, and
the twigs upon which they grew, were
full of fruit. The apples and peaches
were as large as walnuts, and the
gooseberries big enough to use, but the
grapes were small. Mr. Rowe says
from the present outlook he will have
at least $350 worth on his place this
year. Lucky man.
Judge Hunger Directs a Ver
dict for the Railroad.
William A. Shannon, who is well
known here and who switched in the
Burlington yards after Walter Cum
mins got hurt, and afterwards run in
here on the Plattsmouth-Sioux City
freight, lost his case in the federal
court yesterday. He has numerous
friends here, who will regret to learn
this. It is another instance where justice
is spurned. The accident which made
him cripple and almost helpless for life,
is still fresh in the memory of many of
the Journal readers:
Shannon was a brakeman in the em
ploy of the road last September. At
Friend, he missed his hold and a car
behind him with an open swinging door
struck him. This was a refrigerator
car, belonging to a foreign company.
Mr. Shannon was knocked down and
the wheels ran over one leg, severing
it near the hip. He received other in
juries. He sued the company for one
hundred thousand dollars. He is
young man, near twenty-one years of
In his petition Mr. Shannon alleged
the the company employed an incompe
tent engineer to manipulate the train;
that the switching was being done at
an excessive and reckless rate of speed;
and that the car door was defective and
that it had been negligently left open
by the company.
After the evidence had been placed
before the court the defense moved
that a verdict be directed because a
case had not been made. After hear
ing arguments on this motion the court
ruled for the defense.
Judge T. C. Munger, in directing the
verdict, said that no evidence to "prove
the incompetency of the engineer had
been offered. It had not been definitely
proved at what rate of speed the cars
were moving" when Brakeman Shannon
attempted to board the train, nor had
it been shown that the speed was re
sponsible for the injury. It had been
shown that the accident would not
have occurred had it not been for the
car door striking Mr. Shannon. It had
not been proved that the car door was
defective or that it had been negligently
left opened. The character of the lock
or fastening on the door had not been
shown; it had not been shown that the
door was not in perfect working order,
and it had not been proved that the
door had been left open through negli
gence or design. The door might have
been opened by a tramp, it might have
blown open, or it might have been
opened in a number of ways. How it
had been opened had not been shown.
The ruling came as a great shock to
Mr. Shannon, and in making the ruling
the court said that much as it is to be
regretted that the plaintiff ha3 been
left handicapped for life, yet the allega
tions in the petition filed against the
railroad had not been substantiated.
Bond Issue of Burlington.
A special from New York, under
date of May 25, says: It was stated
today that the proposed issue of bonds
of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Railroad company, at the present time,
will be $25,000,000 out of a total
authorized issue of $200,000,000. secured
by a blanket mortgage on th com
pany's lines. The bonds will bear in
terest at the rate of 4 per cent per
annum and will be sold at 95 and in
terest. J. P. Morgan & Co. will handle
the floatation. It is not expected that
there will be any syndicate.
Cards of Thanks.
We desire to thank those who render
ed such valuable assistance during the
accident which caused the sudden death
of our dear husband and father, and
at the funeral. Also for the sympa
thetic words expressed in this hour of
Mrs. Katherine Hanrahan
Had A Lively Experience.
This morning, T. J. Reynolds was
coming to town, he wished to catch the
train, and he was riding rapidly, being
horseback, the horse stumbled and in
the fall, Mr. Reynolds foot was caught
in the stirrup, and he was dragged for
quite a distance before he could disen
gaged it, and free himself from
the rapidly moving animaL Strange to
say, no great injury was done, though
he was dragged for quite a distance.
Most of the Stores and Busi
ness Places Will Close
on That Day.
When we gazed upon the small num
ber of old soldiers that marched up Main
street to the memorial services at the
Methodist church last Sunday morning,
we could not help but think how their
ranks had thinned in the past six yetrs.
The first decoration day since we came
to Plattsmouth was six years ago. In
the line of March to and from Oak Hill
cemetery there were not less than sixty
of the old veterans. Since that date,
evidently, the ranks have been consid
erably thinned out, as the small number
that attended the services at the church
It would seem to any casual observer
that gradually as those who battled so
hard and bravely to save this union, an
swer the last roll call, the day should be
more literally observed by those who
feel sufficiently patriotic to reverence
their memory after the last one has
gone. There are many who fail now in
commemorating the annual event, and
if there is not more interest taken in
observing the day then than there is
now, the whole of them will smoulder
in their tombs entirely forgotten by
those who should be the ones to still
keep up memorial day services, and the
decoration of the soldiers' graves. It
is a matter worthy of the thought of
every citizen who loves the old stars
and stripes, and will bring to mind those
who saved the flag and who will and are
sleeping their last sleep in the silent city
of the dead.
Next Saturday is a good time to be
gin this duty which will devolve upon
them after a few more years, when all
the soldiers will have passed over the
What the writer says comes right
direct from the heart. We were reared
to cherish a warm feeling for the old
veterans, and especially those who be
lieve in the perpetuation of the union,
should feel the same way. Then begin
on Saturday next a devotion to those
who are now sleeping the long sleep,
and assist those few who now live in
paying tribute to the memory of their
buried comrades. Decoration day should
never be forgotten; it should be instilled
into the minds of the rising generation
from the time an infant is able to lisp
the name of papa and mamma.The mem
ories of those who saved the union
should be commemorated years after
the last old veteran is laid .at rest, and
Saturday is a good time to begin the
good work that will devolve upon you in
AN IGE PLANT
J. A. Borf enlanger is the Man
of Enterprise to Tackle
Such a Proposition
J. A. Bortenlanger, the gentleman
who wanted to put in an electric ' light
plant in Plattsmouth, and some of our
citizens "joshed" at the idea, because
they thought he did not possess the
means to do so, has put in an ice plant
at Glenwood, that cost probably three
times as much as the light plant would
have cost. The following from the
Glenwood Opinion gives a discription of
the ice plant, which will furnish ice to
many of our citizens during the warm
The Glenwood ice and cold storage
plant is now rnnning to the full capa
city and the product is being disposed
of as fast as made. Ice is shipped to
Nebraska City, Cedar Creek and other
noints across the river. Sv "
loaas nave aireaay n. , ...
. . ne out from this
pointy M-ager Bortenlanger has
not mlde arrangements as yet to put
a wagon on the streets here, but will
probably begin to retail it latter in the
j No one who has not seen such a plant
has any idea of the amount of ma
chinery necessary to do such a busi
ness. The heaviest pie:e is a pump
which compresses the ammonia into a
vapor. It is a single cylinder engine
which runs two cranks that work in
compression cylinders, and is a power
ful machine. The process is interest
The water from which the ice is
made is first filtered in special tanks.
It is then run into freezing cans which
hold a quantity sufficient to make 300
pounds of ice and these cans are then
set in the freezing vat. The vat con
tains a heavy brine in which several
tons of salt are used, and through the
brine run thousands of feet of pipe
carrying ammonia gas. It is when
this gas turns back into liquid that the
excessive cold is caused which does the
freezing. The ammonia is purchased
in 100-pound tubes which serve for a
year or more before it is necessary to
replenish them. The ammonia runs
into the condenser, then is pumped
through the pipes to keep up a constant
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If we knew of any
better goods anywhere
than those we are sell
ing now we would go
after them at once.
We have built up our
business and our repu
tation with good goods
If you really care for
good goods come to
the good goods mer
chants. C. E.
WHERE QUALITY COUNTS
circulation. Twenty-four hours are
required for a freezing. The ammonia
gas is a deadly element and much care
is necessary in handling it. The pipes
which carry it are tested to a high
pressure and must be absolutely proof
The capacity of the Glenwood plant
is an average of twelve tons a day,
though it could be pushed to produce
fifteen tons if necessary.
Manager Bortenlanger is fortunate
in being able to combine this project
with his electric light plant, thus sav
ing a dpulicating of some power equip
ment that would be necessary if they
were separate. It makes day loads for
his boilers. Several workmen are given
regular employment in this establish
ment and in many ways it is a direct
benefit to the town and an acquistion
of which we are proud.
The company is incorporated for $30,
000 and the articles of incorporation
provide that $20,000 of this amount
shall be paid up in money or equipment
when the firm starts business.
Insane Telegraph Opsrata
A special from A""
of M " " ..nand, under date,
j 24, says: "George Porter,
formerly a night operator at the Bur
lington station, was this week adjudged
insane. . He has kept his family in a
terror for some fime by his threatening
actions and after a bloody encounter
with his brother one night this week
was taken before the insanity commis
sioners at Wahoo. In attempting to
arrest the young man the city marshal
and several citizens were slightly in
jured by his ferocity."
Has a Tornado Relic.
W. L. Street, the local agent of the
Singer Sewing Machine company, has a
relic of the terrible force exerted by the
tornado at Louisville some time since,
in the shape of some broken parts of a
sewing machine which was demolished
by the storm. The iron and wooden
parts of the machine were literally torn
all to pieces, the castings being broken
into small bits in such a way that it
would seem to have been impossible by
the force of the winds, and it looks like
it would have been necessary to have
used a sledge hammer to have wrought
that which the storm done.
Louisville Cyclone Views.
Entire collection 18 views on post
cards $1.00. For sale by local dealers
in Louisville and Weeping Water or
send direct to us.
Olson Photocrahf Co.
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