The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 01, 1908, Image 1

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Semi Weekly
The Disposition of the
That Clear Away
(Louisville Courier-Journal.)
Mr. Bryan was wisely prompt in proposing that Mr. Taft should unite with
him in an appeal to congress to pass the Publicity Bill. Mr. Taft is safely
wary in replying that he has been for the Bill all along. Mr. Bryan has a solid
party vote to offer in favor of the Bill. Mr. Taft offers a solid party vote
against the Bill. Yet each is recognized as the coming standard-bearer of. his
party. Which party is honest and which is not? Upon the issue here clearly
joined can one true Democrat in the United States hestitate on account of any
former differences to accept Mr. Bryan as his Chief in the coming struggle?
And, what do we see? The same old Money Devil, surrounded by his imps,
occupying the Seats of the Mighty, but disguised as a Friend of the People;
preaching Civil Righteousness, whilst levying pure blackmail upon Predatory
Wealth; preaching Tariff Reform after the election the Robber Barons to do
the reforming; preaching Democracy to the ear of the credulous only to break
it to the hope of the intelligent, its Presidential Nominee takes out of the Mouth
and Hand of Wall Street, a big Brother of the Rich appealing for aim to the
lowly and the poor. That is what we see.
And, who do they hate? Mr. Bryan. - Whom do' they fear? Mr. Bryan.
Else why are they so eager to defeat his nomination? If he be so weak and
so easy to beat they ought to help him along toward that nomination.
Well, he is going to be nominated all the same, and if they can fool more than
half the people all the time, maybe they will beat him; but they will have a united
Democracy, making an aggressive campaign, to meet upon every foot of fight
ing ground especially between the Alleghanies and the Rockies the one, great
paramount issue between the Republic versus the Plutocracy.
The disposition of the Publicity Bill settles that. Nobody can now doubt
that the Republicans hope only to carry the election by buying the electorate.
The same scheme of bargain and sale which was revealed of 1900 and 1904 by the
Insurance Investigations is to be relied on to flood the country with campaign
funds stolen from the widow and the orphan, blasted out of the railways and
the banks, filched from labor by frying the fat out of the manufacturer. Nor is
this all. The Bloody Shirt is again to be hoisted as a sectional and party shibbo
leth. The color line is to be invoked to hold the Northern negroes. Every evil
passion which lust of power and mercenary greed can call to their aid which des
peration and despair can kindle in the minds of the depraved is to become the
ready agent for the corruption of the sources of our political being in this last,
final stand of the Money Devil, quoting Scripture and buying votes; prating of
Morality and Reform, whilst seeking to undermine the conscience of the people
and the law of the land
Clear away the brush-heads. He who is not for us is against us. Down with
factionism. Out with the old banners bearing the legend "the equal rights of
all, exclusive privileges to none." Up with the Milk-white Flag of the Constitu
tion emblazoned by the Eagles of the Republic. Car.t may be a clever Dog, but
Truth is a better, and, in the battle before us, He will be a winner!
A New Business House for Mynard.
Mynard is making some improve
ments in a mercantile way, having
added to its number of business estab
lishments by the acquisition of a new
general store, financed by Chas. Park
er, and which is managed by Wm.
Murray. They start out with a fair
trade and good prospects for a bright
business future.
A Small Keuso Belonging to John
Svoboda, sr., Destroyed With
the Entire Contents.
This morning about 12:40 a fire was
discovered at the home of John Svoboda,
sr., in the west part of the city. The
fire occurred in a detached building,
used as a kitchen. Mr. Svoboda is at
Creighton, where he is visiting with
relatives and the place was occupied by
Thomas Svoboda and Frank Janda, jr.,
and wife. They had been up late, the
two men attending band practice, and
had retired about midnight. Mrs
Janda, who is a light sleeper, awakened
and saw the reflection on the house just
north across the street, where James
Nawacek lives, and aroused her hus
band, who called Mr. Svoboda, and they
began fighting the fire, thinking they
could put it out, as it was then only a
small blaze. They fought hard, but
were not able to make any headway.
Meanwhile Mrs. Janda called J. J.
Svoboda by private telephone, who
called central and the whistle was blown,
which aroused the town.
In an incredable short space of time
the fire department was there and pec
ple from almost the extreme south por
tion of the city. The building, which
was recently constructed at a cost of
$350.00 and contained a number of arti
cles, among which was a chest of ma
chinist's tools, belonging to Thomas
Svoboda, valued at sixty dollars; a new
steel ra"nge and other articles which
makes the loss run up to over five hun
dred dollars. It is thought there is no
insurance on the contents, but that in
surance was carried on the main house.
Thomas Svoboda burned his hands
and cut one finger very severely, be
sides straining one ankle so he can
s ;arcely walk . The fire department ar
rived just in time to save the main por
- tion of the house, which was but a few
feet away.
Publicity Bill Settles
the Brush-heaps.
Broken-Hearted Parents Asks
for Information Regard
ing the Child.
The Journal is in receipt of a most
touching and sorrowful appeal sent out
by Mr. Edward C. Greene, whose ad
dress is 97 Pallister avenue, Detroit,
Michigan, for information that may
lead to the whereabouts of his 13-year-old
son, Carleton H. Greene. The
circular states that the son left his
home in Detroit on the 14th day of last
October, with the intention of going to
school, as was his usual custom, since
which time no word of any kind has
been received from him by parents,
friends or relatives.
Mr. Greene's letter is pathetic in the
extreme. He promises his wandering
boy all sorts of good things to return
home, assuring him of a cordial wel
come and a bright and happy future.
The boy is described as 18 years of
acre. 5 feet. 9 inches, in height, 118
pounds, sandy hair, light complexion,
blue eyes, slightly dimpled chin and a
muscular twitch of eyes and face, of
slender build, good habits and quiet in
The father says he will give $300 for
any information concerning the lad.
Gets Two Fingers Mashed.
This afternoon while loading empty
beer kegs, James Yelek had two fingers
on his right hand mashed. The man
who was assisting in the work threw a
keg which was to be caught by Mr.
Yelek, who missed catching it as he
should, and allowed the keg to catch his
hand between the one which was thrown
and another one in the car, which was
being loaded, mashing the middle finger
and breaking the bone, while the ring
finger was mashed, though not so badly
as the larger. The hand, after having
been dressed, was still very painful and
it will be some time before it will be as
good as new.
Come on, Boys.
Plattsmouth is going to have a 4th
of July celebration. That's good. The
old town will do it right and the
Herald is going to try to join in the
festivities personally. Lincoln Herald.
Nearly Five Hundred Dollars Sub
scribed for the Fourth of July.
The following are the names of those
who subscribed the amount set opposite
their names to defray the expenses of
the Fourth of July celebration in Platts
mcuth. The amount will probably be
ncreased to . $550.00, but even if it is
not, the amount below should be neces
sary to defray the expenses of having a
big time in the old town on the great
natal day, if properly expended, and
from the manner in which the commit
tee organizations have been perfected,
every dollar spent and for what it was
spent, will be properly accounted :
Gering & Co $10 00
C. E. Wescott's Sons 10 00
Bauer & Son 10 00
John Schiappacasse 10 00
E. G. Dovey & Son 10 00
Kraft Clothing Co 10 00
E. McDaniel 25 00
Ed Egenberger 25 00
F. C. Benfer 25 00
Ed Donat 25 00
Adolph Giese 25 00
Peter Goos 25 00
William Barclay. 25 00
Jonathan Hatt & Son 5 00
John Nemetz 5 00
Joseph Fetzer 5 00
Kroehler Bros 5 00
Robert Sherwood & Son 5 00
First National Bank 5 00
H. L. Asemissen & Sons 5 00
Kunsman& Ramge 5 00
E. A. Wurl 5 00
William Wehrbein 5 00
Lorenz Bros 5 00
F. G. Fricke & Co 5 00
C. L. Martin 5 00
M. Hild 5 00
Plattsmouth Telephone Co 5 00
John Crabill 5 00
C. Heisel 5 00
Zuckweiller & Lutz 5 00
Wurl Bros 5 00
M. Fanger 5 00
Bank of Cass County 5 00
Nebraska Lighting Co 5 00
H. D. Travis 5 00
Miss Mary Foster 5 00
C. H. Smith 5 00
F. H. Dunbar 4 00
Earl Wescott 2 75
F. M. Richey 2 50
J. S. Hall 2 50
A. W. White 2 50
J. P. Falter 2 50
C. L. Herger 2 50
A. G. Bach & Co 2 50
L. B. Egenberger 2 50
J. V. Egenberger 2 50
Geo. L. Farley 2 50
Herman Spies 2 00
Robert Ballance 2 00
M. L. Johnson 2 00
H. E. Wilson 2 00
W. S. Soper 2 00
W. H. Newell 2 00
Terhune : Rosencrans 2 00
William Schmidtman 2 00
B. Golding 2 00
B. A. McElwain 2 00
V. T. Kuncl 2 00
H. M. Soennichsen 2 00
Bookmeyer & Co 2 00
James Rebal 2 00
August Gorder 2 00
Guthman & Cory.? 2 00
A. J. Beeson 2 00
W. E. Rosencrans 2 00
F. E. Schlater 2 00
James Robertson 2 00
W. L. Pickett 2 00
Ptak & Bajeck 2 00
John Iverson 2 00
Julius Pepperburg 2 00
Dr. A. P Barnes 2 00
M. E. Manspeaker 1 50
Dr. W. D. Elster 1 02
J. H. Thrasher 1 00
J. M. Leyda 1 00
Ramsev & Ramsey 1 00
M. Archer 1 00
F. L. Cummins 1 00
J. M. Roberts 1 00
C. D. Quir.ton 1 00
E. W. Cook 1 00
J. S.Livingston 1 00
Roy Taylor 1 00
D. B. Ebersole . . 1 00
T. P. Livingston 1 00
Streight & Streight 1 00
J. W. Sage. 100
A. L. Tidd 1 00
H. H. Kuhney 1 00
Olson Photo Co 1 00
A. J. Trility. . . . 100
J. A. Billings 1 00
C. A. Rawls 1 00
Thomas Walling 1 00
F. G. Guthman 1 00
E. D. Cummins 1 00
C. L. Martin 1 00
Miss E. B.Myers 1 00
H. L. Newton 1 00
, William Hassler 1 00
John Waterman 1 00
Mrs. Julia Dwyer.
Oscar Wilson
J. C. Coleman. . . .
Sam Shoemaker. .
George Sayles. . .
A Little Scare.
Some of our citizens became a little
apprehensive about 9 o'clock last night
as a funnel-shaped cloud passed over
the city, and it is unnecessary to say
that it was watched until it had passed
entirely over town. Of course it be
hooves our people to be on the lookout
at this season of the year for storms
and tornados. Many say the cloud was
too high to do harm, while others say
that it would have fell upon us if it
felt like it. Strange to say, while it
was passing us, stars were shining in
other section of the heavens.
An Operation for Gallstones Relieves
Insanity Miss Ona Young of
Murray, the Nurse
The following from the Norfolk Daily
News, gives the particulars of the
restoration of mind to a lady in the in
sane asylum at that place, which seems
almost Improbable, but . nevertheless
true, as Miss Ona Young, of Murray, is
the nurse that attended the patient,
and of course can vouch for the truth
fulness of the statement:
"After having been violently insane
for the past three years, the mind of
Mrs. Michaelson, a Platte Center, Neb.,
patient in the Norfolk state hospital for
the insane, has been very materially
and almost completely restored to its
normal clearness as the result of a
surgical operation for gallstones.
"Dr. G. A. Young, superintendent of
the hospita', performed the operation,
removing 415 gallstones and also re
moving the gall-bladder.
"From the moment that she regained
consciousness after the operation, it was
apparent that Mrs. Michaelson's de
mented condition had been very greatly
improved, and that it remains to be
seen whether or not the removal of the
gallstones and the gall bladder will
permanently cure her insanity. He has
hoDes that such will be the case. If
sanity is completely restored as the re
suit of this operation, it will be the first
case of its kind of record, though insane
patients have been known to be com
pletely cured by an attack of typhoid
Was a Violent Patient
"Airs. Michaelson has been one of
ths quite violent inmates of the hospital
She was very much demented. And to
day her mind is much clearer than it
was before the gallstone operation.
" 'It is not at all impossible for the
gallstone disease to affect the mind,"
said Dr. Young. 'The physical distur
bance, associated with the gall-bladder
disease, produces irritation upon the
nervous system which would tend to
bring out whatever tendency there was
in the natient toward insanity. And the
removal of this physical disturbance
would thus naturally relieve the mental
"Mrs. Michaelson is forty-eight years
of age. She is recovering nicely from
the effects of the operation."
Entertain in Honor of Friend.
Yesterday at the home of her sister-
in-law, Mrs. A. Jaran, a number of the
friends of Mrs. Hadraba, of Omaha,
met to show her honor and to have a
good time. Both of these they did, and
the hours were made to speed, by the
numerous games which they employed,
and the excellent music which was fur
nished a plenty. A delightful luncheon
was served, which added to the enjoy
able features of the afternoon. Those
present were: Mrs. Joseph F. Hadraba,
of Omaha, (the guest of honor) Mes-
dames John Janda, Jos. Wooster, John
Wooster, A. Bookmeyer, John Svoboda,
jr., H. M. Donat,. Joseph Hiber, Joseph
Yelinek. John Hadraba and A. Jaran.
Are Expending Much Money.
The Nebraska Lighting company,
have been doing considerable work
around the city in the extension and
changing of the mains. They have re
cently placed new mains on Granite
street, west from third, and will place
a new main from Gering's residence to
Heisel's mill, and from Main street,
south on Ninth street, with the relay
ing of the new main at the old gas
plant. The combined amount of im
provement will cost in the neighbor
hood of $3,500. They have been receiv
ing a great deal more business lately,
and will, when they have increased their
output to a certain amount soon, Mr,
Ritchie says, reduce the rates in accord
Large Crowd Attends ihe
lery Fine Program Rendered at the
Theatre in the Afternoon.
"Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgment day.
Under the roses the blue,
Under the lilies the gray."
With the dubious condition of the
weather it was feared that the day set
aside for decorating the last resting
places of the mortal remains, and show
ing of honor to the nv .nories of those
noble men who sacrificed home, life,
property, and family ties for the sake
of the perpetuation of the union, it was
feared would not be what was wished;
but with the exception of a shower the
evening before the day was ideal.
March to the Cemetery.
The time set for the departure for
Oak Hill cemetery, whichjwas 9 o'clock,
saw the different orders not ready for
the start, but at 9:30 all was in readi
ness, and preceded by the City band
playing inspiring strains of appropriate
music the procession started, headed by
the team of the Modern Woodmen and
other orders, followed by the members
of the Grand Army of the Republic in
carriages, proceeded to the cemetery,
where with appropriate ceremonies they
strewed beautiful flowers on the graves
of everyone who had borne arms in the
defense of that nation which guaran
tees equal rights to all within its bor
ders, and the greatest nation on the
face of the globe. AMERICA.
A very touching prayer and short ad
dress was made by Rev. A. A. Randall
of the Methodist church. The boys of
'61 to '65 were honored, as well as the
two who sleep in beautiful Oak Hill who
served in the Spanish-American war, H.
Guy Livingston and George Moston, who
lost their lives in the Philippines.
Cemetery in Fine Shape.
Through the care of friends the cem
etery had been placed in a very beauti
ful condition, almost every lot in which
the remains of some loved one rested
had been decorated the day before, and
the shower coming in the late evening
and the clouds which obscured the sun,
kept the flowers in perfect condition.
The cemetery reminded one of a vast
flower garden, a token of the love which
those living still retain for the loved
ones who are sleeping their last sieepin
the silent city of the dead. This is a
very beautifnl and touching sentiment,
and one we like to see cultivated and
kept alive, as with each recurring year
fewer of the old soldiers whom we love
to honor go to pay their respects, and
more of their graves are to decorate.
That the younger generation takes this
matter up is a source of congratulation.
Returning from the cemetery all dis
persed for their homes for dinner, after
their services and walk to the city of
the dead during the morning.
In the Afternoon.
At 2:30 in the afternoon the people
gathered as the Parmele theatre, where
Blew Her Head Off.
A special from Glenwood, la., under
date of May 31, 1908, says: "Mrs. John
Albee, living four miles north of Glen
wood, committed suicide at 5 o'clock
this evening by fastening the stock of
a double-barrelled shotgun in the sew
ing machine and pushing the trigger
with a long-handled ladle. Mrs. Albee
has been in poor health and this morn
ing was suffering from a severe head
ache. While ner husband was em
ployed in duties outside of the house
the wife in a fit of temporary insanity,
yielded to an irresistible impulse .for
self-destruction. They had been mar
ried only about three years. The grief
stricken husband has the sympathy of
the entire community. Their short
married life has been unusually happy,
except for the depression resulting
from the wife's ill health. Mrs. Albee
leaves no children.
Fruit Farm Crop a Failure.
Congressman Pollard has notified his
employes at the fruit farm that their
services will not be longer required, as
the failure of the fruit crop makes it
unnecessary to give the orchards any
further attention. The fruit crop on
all the Pollard orchards will be a com
plete failure. Mr. Norman will remain
for a time but he does not know how
long. Nehawka Register.
Exercises at the Gem-
the program honoring the dead was ren
dered. W. II. Newell, who had been
selected as chairman of the meeting,
called the assembled throng to order,
and in a short but very appropriate ad
dress told of the mission of the people
there that beautiful afternoon. The
audience took up the refrain, "Amer
ica," and sang it with an enthusiasm
which made the old building itself
seem fairly filled with the spirit of the
day. The change was one very broad
and marked when Rev. II. D. Thomas of
the Christian church stepped to the
front of the platform, and holding up
his hand for silence, received an answer
in the almost absolutely hushed quiet
which followed, while he invoked the
blessings of Almighty God on the assem
bled gathering and all others in the
length and breadth of the land who
were assembled for the purpose of hon
oring the sacred memory of the beloved
Glen Scott then gave a reading,
"Lincoln's Address," delivered at
Gattysburg years ago. This was re
ceived by the audience with marked
evidences of pleasure, and was follow
ed by a solo "Columbia," by II. S.
Austin, in his usual manner. Those
who have ever had the pleasure of
listening to him sing knew in advance
how well he could lender this number,
and no one was disappointed, but all
were more than pleased. Miss Cather
ine Dovey posed in the rear in the rear
of the stage a3 "Columbia" and with
the song, made the number one very
realistic. They came a recitation by
Miss Mildred Cummins, entitled "John
Burns at Gettysburg. This was given
in a way which Miss Mildred well
knows how to render and was one of
the most pleasing features of the after
noon's entertainment. A very soul in
spiring song followed, after wrich Miss
Marie Douglas gave a recitation which
was one which pleased the whole
audience, and which was to the point.
Another song before the address of
the occasion which was delivered by
County Attorney C. A. Rawls. Mr.
Rawls, in a way which was unique, and
to the point told the story of the cause
which led to the observance of tbi-,
beautiful custom and paid a glowing
tribute to the soldier, the city and to
those who honor the sacred memory of
our honored dead. Mr. Rawls' address
was pre eminently far ahead of most
addresses which are delivered on such
occasions, and was so received by those
present. After another inspiring song,
the Rev. A. A. Randall stepped to the
front of the stage, and the audience
arose as one man as in the presence of the
dead whom they were there to honor,
and of their Maker, listened to the
parting benediction, as pronounced by
this eminent minister as he asked the
blessing of the Giver of all good gifts,
on the assembled throng.
Great Entertainers.
Miss Teresa Hempel, Grand Recorder
of the Degree of Honor of Nebraska,
attended the district convention at Elm
wood on Wednesday and Thursday of
last week, and in speaking to a Journal
reporter regarding the meeting, she
seemed very much delighted with the
treatment received by the hospitable
people of that up-to-date town. D Jtrict
No. 1 comprises twenty-five lodge , and
closed with a banquet Thursday sn
ing. The sessions were held in Lr.g
horst's opera house, and the attendance
at each meeting was large. Miss
Hempel speaks highly of the good peo-
l Die of tlmwood. and savs thev never
ceased in their efforts to see that all re
ceived the best of treatment. Miss
Hempel says every member went away
from Elmwood with praises of the high
est kind for the people of Elmwood for
the magnificent manner in which the
visitors were entertained and cared for.
Allen vs. Anderson.
In county court today, the case of
Waverly T. Allen vs. Louis Anderson,
wa3 decided in favor of the defendent.
In this case W' T. Allen has sued
Anderson for damages alleged to have
been caused the plaintiff by Anderson
to the extent of $1,000.