The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 03, 1908, Image 1

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The De-Lone Concert and Dramatic Company
Netted the Ladies of the Altar Society of
St. John's Catholic Church a Neat Sum
The best concert given in this city
for many years was that given Monday
evening at the Partnele by the De-Lone
Concert and Dramatic Company. And
it is a matter of satisfaction that the
concert was a brilliant success in every
respect. It netted the Ladies' of the
Altar Society of St. John's Catholic
Church, under whose auspices it was
given, a neat sum after settling all ex
penses, and gave all who attended a
most satisfactory evening.
The complete success of the concert
and the large attendance is due to the
interest manifested by the ladies of the
Society who all pushed the affair
strongly and by their activity disposed
of many tickets. Particularly is the
success due to the activity and hard
work of Mrs. Thos. E. Parmele who
was virtually the business manager of
the concert. Her untiring zeal and en
ergy in its behalf resulted in everything
passing off with the greatest possible
smoothness. Too much praise cannot
be given her for her very skillful man
agement. Of the numbers upon the program it
is enough to say that every one was a
success. The public had been led to
believe that they would have a rare
treat in the harp playing of Miss De
Lone and it can be said with safety that
they were not disappointed. Miss De
Lone more than acquitted herself with
credit. She is well indeed, said to be
the "Queen of the Harp, ' and her
mastery of that beautiful instrument
was apparent. Every selection played
was a masterpiece and Miss DeLone
played everyone with an instrumenta
tion that was perfect. Undoubtedly
she is a most finished and polished
artist. Her selections ranged in all
classes of music from classical to popu
ljr and were well suited to the great
variety of tastes in the aucience. It
is to be hoped Miss DeLone can be se
cured for another date in this city in
the future.
Recommends That Ail Business, as
Far as Possible, be Suspended
Governor Sheldon's labor day procla
mation issued Tuesday recognizes the
dignity of labor in city, town and coun
ty, urges citizens and children alike to
cherish a wholesome reverence for labor
and expresses the hope that each
succeeding labor day may witness a
better understanding between employ
er and employe in a more optimistic un
ion and proclaims equal protection to
all the people in their rights as citizens
of a republic. The proclamation de
signated September 7 as labor day. It
is as follows:
"Nebraska points with pride to a County as the judges and clerks in all
working population in citv, town and '. cases kePt no record of the vote of their
country. Here the dignity of labor is ! respective wards and precincts. The
held in highest honor and its achieve- city 13 apparently close between DaW
ments unexcelled. We can all enjoy j man and Shallenberger while Berge has
the results of honest effort, to the mea- , run wel1 5n the country and the proba-
f oK.-Kf-t- tn i,n ,r.i t r, unrt i bilities favor a close vote between him
and we may rejoice that the wealth in
our state is as ideally distributed as
anywere in the world. It is especially
f.tting that out people have by law de-
signaled one dav of the year as a legal
hrTiiv in t alccn of their esteem for the
importance of labor.
"Now. therefore, I. George Lawson
Sheldon, governor of the state of Ne
braska, in accordance with law and
custom do hereby proclaim the Th day
of September. l;o. as labor day. and
earnestly recommend that all business
go far as possible, be suspended on that
day, to the er.d that the significance of
the day may be brought to the attent-
ion of our citizens, and that the child-
ren, with whom lies the future destiny '
of our commonwealth, may thereby j
cherish a w holesome reverence for labor. ;
"On this day it will greatly profit our !
state if employer and employe will j
take counsel together in general gather- ,
ings, or in specific manner, and the hope
Robert Cuscaden, the violin virtuoso,
made himself also a general favorite
with his mastery of that instrument.
Like Miss De-Lone, his selections
ranged from grave to gay, and from
simpie melodies to the highest grade of
classical music, and all met with instan
taneous appreciation from the audience.
In his particular line, Mr. Cuscaden was
the master of the violin as Miss De-Lone
was of the harp. Such musicians are
sure of an appreciative audience in this
city at any time.
Miss Hazel Herbert took excellently
with the audience as she is a dramatic
reader of rare ability. She has great
versatility in reading, being able to
move passions and feelings of her audi
ence by the varying moods of her select
ions, and acquitting herself as a talent
ed and able young woman.
Of the local talent, it is known that
no better bass singer can be found in
this vicinity that II. S. Austin, and his
work last evening bore out the reputa
tion he has so ably built up in this vi
cinity. Mr. Austin was in fine voice and
with his able musical education, he
gave a number of selections which stir
red the auditors to a high pitch of en
thusiasm. His voice sounded strongly
in the auditorium, the deep, rich, tones
reaching each nook and corner of the
building. He is quite justly a popular
Miss Ella Margaret Dovey, as the ac
companist, acquitted herself splendidly.
Miss Dovey also gave her numbers on
the program with a finished polish and
technique that showed her superb train
ing. She is without doubt one of the
most accomplished pianistes in this vi
cinity. From the foregoing it can readily be
seen the entire program was except
ionally good, and deserved the applause
which greeted almost every number.
1 is fervently expressed that each suc
! ceeding labor day may witness a better
! understanding and a closer and more
optimist union, in spirit and in fact,
among all the citizens of our state.
"Let it ever be kept in mind that all
the people are entitled to equal oppor
tunities, equal privileges, and equal pro
tection in their rights as citizens of our
republic. ' '
The Total Vote Being Very
Light Throughout the
Nothing definite can be given of the
returns from the primaries in Cass
and Shallenberger for the control of
the county. The remainder of the tick
et is almost wholly lost in mystery ex
cept possibly on congressman, Maguire
seeming to nave carried ine county dv
3 larSe majority.
The republican ticket is in the same
shape as the democratic. The only
" .u r. -l g- j
was that on Railroad Commissioner and
Williams seems to have held a good lead
over his numerous competitors.
The total vote was ridiculously light,
the apathy in the republican ranks
bir.g much greater than in the Demo
cratic. Just as soon as the vote can be
conecuy ouiaineu me journal win give
County Surveyor Hilton was called
to Pacific Junction this morning to lay
out some ditches for drainage purposes,
The Mills County surveyor was unable
to attend to the work owing to the
pressure of other duties.
a a i t i mi
Celebrate Golden Wedding
A special from Weeping Water, un
der date of August .'51, says: "In Fre
mont county, Iowa, August 29, 1X."8,
occurred the marriage of F. M. Tim
blin to Miss Eva Coleman. On Satur
day, August 2X, 1908, in Weeping
Water these same parties celebrated
their golden wedding. Not only was
there a celebration of the happy event
of fifty years ago, but a reunion of the
Timblin family. There were present of
the children, A. L. Timblin of Omaha,
Myrtle, also of Omaha, Lee of Wisner,
Mrs. Weeks of Scotia, and Mrs. Welch
of Hampton. Children, grandchildren
and other relatives of the familv made
up a company of about forty. These
were joined by a goodly company of
neighbors and citizens. Mr. Timblin is
seventy-nine years old and Mrs. Timblin
seventy-four. "
Telegraph Operators Assert That
Trains Cannot be Safely Dis
patch by Telephone.
The Lincoln News says that the opera
tors at Havelock are greatly incensed
at the attempt which is being made by
the Burlington to cheapen running ex
penses and to do without the employ
ment of the operator. The statement
below was given out by the operators
as to the adaptability of the phones for
the dispatching of trains :
"The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Railway has announced that it will
spend a million dollars this winter and
fall in an attempt to substitute the
common telephone for the telegraph
system for dispatching trains. The tel
ephone system lias been thoroughly
tested in eastern states; it was not al
lowed there to be used as it was im
practicable, and very dangerous to the
traveling public.
"Every user of the telephone knows
how unreliable it is; it never works
twice alike and a great many times one
has to guess at what is being talked
over the 'phone.
"In dispatching trains, accuracy is
the essential thing at all times, but in
the use of the 'phone there is so much
uncertainly that the public should not
permit the use of a system that is
known to be extremely dangerous and
put the lives of those who ride on the
trains in great danger.
"There are so many sounds alike .on
the 'phone that words are very often
mistaken and one mistake of this kind
in a train order might be the cause of a
great wreck. Anyone knows hovvdifli
cult it is to get a message over a 'phone
at times and when the 'phone is work
ing bad has to guess at a great deal
that is being said, whereas, by the tel
egraph system everything is transmit
ted by dots and dashes, all train orders
are repeated back to the dispatcher in
the manner he sends them; this obviates
any errors that might be made in re
ceiving. Phone messages can be re
peated, but the words sounds are so
frequently mistaken that the system is
to be dreaded. The adoption of the
'phone for transmitting train orders
is a very dangerous experiment and the
public should at once file a protest with
the railway commissioners of the state
to prevent its adoption and use, or if
necessary see that suitable laws are
passed at the next session of the legis
lature to prevent its use.
"With the adoption of the 'phone on
the railroads will come in the employ
ment of cheap and inexperienced men
to operate the 'phones; this is the rea
son for the adoption of the system of
'phoning, and will .be a great menace
to the lives of the traveling public."
In Justice Court
Before Justice Archer last Tuesday
County Attorney Rawls and Attorney
Sullivan appeared and it was agreed
that the complaint heretofore filed
against jonn iveenan ior assault upon
B. E. Hill be dismissed and Keenan was
I arraigned and plead guilty to the charge
j of assault and battery. The justice
j gave him a fine of eleven clays in the
county jail, the sentence to date from
j Keenan's confinement on the assault
with intent to do bodily injury charge
, . ...... . ,
with intent to do bodily injui
This amount to his dismissal
County Commissioner Friedrich was
called upon to show the representatives
of Mr. Ward, the gentleman who has
the contract for the concrete culverts
and bridges where the new structures
are to be located. This means that
work will be commenced on them at
once and rusned to a speedy completion,
supplying a much needed work.
Help Wanted
Wanted A girl for general house
work. Apply to Mrs. F. C. Webber.
Some Fine Apples
Ed. Brantner came in last Monday
and made the Journal office a very
pleasant call. He left a fine basket of
apples with the paper as a memento of
his visit. They are of the worthy var
iety, and are the finest apples yet
brought to our attention being large
ripe and luscious. The flavor is fine
making them a great eating apple. If
Mr. Brantner can produce many apples
of as fine a flavor as these he wouldn't
need to do much farming, as they
would make him a big fortune in them
selves. Ihey were certainly appreci
ated by the members of the force.
Chief Engineer and General Manager
of a Railroad Company.
Chas. E. McEntee, Chief Engineer
and General Manager of the San An
tonio, Durango and Rio Grande Rail
road, returned last Tuesday from San
Antonio, Tex., his headquarters. Dur
ing his stay in Texas Mr. McEntee
took occasion to thoroughly go over
the line of the proposed road, and is
greatly impressed with the country
through which the road will run. lie
has decided to accept the position tend
ered him, and arrange his affairs so as
to give the matters his entire attention.
Speaking of the country through which
the road will run Mr. McEntee says
that it will grow anything from Irish
potatoes to figs, lemons and oranges.
He never saw such cotton as that land
produces. The yield is a bale to the
acre which brings in fifty dollars while
the returns from oranges are many dol
lars greater. One of the promoters of
the road, Mr. Campbell, last year had
four acres of oranges which netted him
twenty-two hundred dollars, saying
nothing of the income from his figs
which is much more. He does not be
lieve that Nebraska farmers know
what profitable farming is. Down there
the farmers put in about three hours
a day looking after business and if the
methods and vigor of the northern
farmer were used, they would be mil-
lionaires several times over in no time.
Mr. McEntee reports the prospects for
the early construction of the road wnich
will run from San Antonio through
Southwest Texas to the Rio Grande
river where it will connect with a road
to Mexico City, as being exceptionally
Five Dollars and Cosls
Mention was made in the Journal of
vesterdavof the furious and unsuccess
ful assault of Ilenery Burrows upon
one John Barleycorn, and the prediction
was there made that Henry would re
ceive some of the even handed justice
which Judge Archer is known to deal
out. It was even so, as Henry was
arraigned later in the clay before the
Judge and in default of a reasonable
excuse, he was presented with a fine of
five dollars and costs being what the
court considered a reasonable amount
of his celebrated brand of justice. As
Henry had no money but expressed a
desire to work and earn same where
with to liquidate, the Court suspended
sentence allowing Henry to engage in
the pursuit of sheep herding for our
worthy townman, J. P. Falter. Henry
says he will remain with the sheep un
til the time comes to shear them and
will in the near future, make good with
his honor.
Make it a National Law.
The Journal is in receipt of the fol
lowing communication from a citizen of
Alvo, which seems to explain some
thing concerning the increase in de
posits of the Oklahoma banks which
operate under the guarantee law, and
ought to open the eyes of the local
bankers as to what they are doing
when they oppose the guarantee law:
"Alvo, Neb., Aug. 29, 1908. -(Editor
Plattsmouth Journal.) I sent a
Chicago draft for $2,000 to the Okla
homa State bank of Chickasha, Okla.,
this bank paying 4 per cent interest on
time deposits if left for six months, and
I can cash the certificate before ma
turity. Now, I contend this certificate,
drawing four per cent interest, is bet
ter than a government bond, and is ab
solutely protected under the guarantee
law. Now, vote for Bryan and we will
have this law a national law."
George A. Hess1.
J. C. Secrist and family departed this
morning for her home in Wheeler Coun
ty after a very pleasant visit in this
city, for a few days with B. C. Hyde
and family. Mr. Secrist was formerly
employed in the Burlington brass foun
dry at this point and has a great many
friends here. He is now engaged in
farming in Wheeler County.
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The Parmele Theatre
to Hear the Noted
An audience of some twelve hun-
dred greeted Mrs. Alary Harris Armor
at the Parmele Theatre last evening and
for an hour and a half listened to a strong
and masterful plea for the abolition of
the saloon and the liquor traffic. Mrs.
Armor's address was the most power
ful argument heard in this city for
years, presenting her side of the liquor
problem with a thoroughness which
showed her careful study of the ques
tion. She is a strong, earnest and forceful
speaker with a delivery of great rapidi
ty, too great in fact, to be as effective
it might have been. She is a woman
of above medium height, rather attrac
tive in appearance and seemingly in
tensely nervous. There was consider
able disappointment expressed by many
of her audience at the lack of eloquence,
they seemingly having had the impres
sion that she was an eloquent orator,
while she really is more of a matter-of-fact
The arguments advanced by her in
her address were the usual stock argu
ments of prohibition speakers, but in
addition she gave an expose of the man
ner in which Georgia was converted to
prohibition the county option principle
which resulted in arraying one town
and city against another until alleged
prohibition was carried in the state
She made a vigorous denial that the race
problem had contributed in any degree
to that result, alleging that it was not
fear of the negro and his drinking that
had influenced the result but was rather
! a desire to protect the home from the
j inroads of li.iuor. Her description of
tUn method i.,r u;,.u ..i, t
ra(ualv won over to prohibition -the
, country precincts voting prohibition on
! n
e towns and cities, and each of them
in turn beirg conccn'rated against the ; campaign in this state a
large cities in the state until the end pleasant one, and at' the
came in tre adcpticn of prohibitition in
the State by the country precincts and
small towns voting it onto the larger
cities. She made no claims that it was
impossible to obtain liquor in the large
cities in fact, tacitly admitting this to
be the case as the liquor could be ship-
ped in from outside points. Upon this j
feature the only question was the en- j
luuuiirm m i;;e idw, anu in a l was
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iqicij a. uiouu ui puid M-iiuiufNi in
the various communities. Her speech
cuci not aamit this to oe the tact in so
many words but could not be otherwise
construed upon close study. The usual
sentiment against liquor and its use
Will Reside in Omaha.
Washington Smith and wife departed ! The wisdom of the action of thecoun
Monciay morning for Omaha, where they ! ty commissionrs in selecting J. II. Tarns
will make their future home. They j as keeper of the county farm is now be
shipped their household goods to that ' coming apparent. As the time comes
point last evening. Mr. and Mrs. Smith j to check up and discover how the past
have concluded that they would like a j season has been in regard to the income
change of location on account of Mr. from the county property, considerable
Smith's health, which has been very ' curiosity is manifested as to the show
poor for some time past, it having been ' ing it will make. From an excellent
the cause of his severing his connection source the Journal learns that the sea
with the Burlington as foreman of their 1 son has been a very profitable one, Mr.
car shop here. Tama having exercised great judgment
Washington Smith is one of the best in running the farm, and having also
known citizens of this city, and a man used every possible degree of economy
whom everyone regrets to see leave. in doing so. It can also be said that
He is a man of much sterling worth practically all the patients at the farm
and one whom all appreciated for his are well satisfied and are carefully look
good qualities as a citizen. He had ' ed after and provided for. It is, of
been honored many times by his fellow ! course, impossible to run an institution
citizens with positions of trust and re- j of this kind without occasionally more
sponsibility, having been at various 1 or les3 friction anfj Mr. Tams has had
times a member of the city council, ! . , f ... ,
, . l , , . , , , , perhaps less of this than any keeper
member of the school board, and at the .
time of his leaving he was a park com- for some time before him- rJut evc!1
missioner. In all these positions he he, has had some trouble. The com
had acquitted himself with great credit, ' missioners in voting for his selection
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It is the hope of everyone that he
will soon see fit to return with his es
timable wife and make his home here
once more.
But Will They?
President Roosevelt proposes that no Walker who lives at Weeynng Watter
unfair advantage shall be taken of the is alleged to have purchased buttons to
democrats in the present campaign, and , the ammount of ?10.321..j and to have
to that end he has issued a warning to ' paid on this bill $9,697.61 leaving a bal
all post-office officials and employes ' ance due of $623.91. When one stops
throughout the country, notice of which
has been received in Omaha, that they
must keep entirely out of political move
ments, especially and having to do with
the election of president. Omaha Bee.
Crowded to Overflowing
Lady From Georgia.
I with the consequent irood results l
community which would result from
the money which was spent in this way.
and turning it into other channels was
dwelt upon at length and met with
proval of the audience.
The speech was well received, being
frequently interrupted by applause, and
is perhaps as able a presentation of the
prohibition side of the question as will
be heard here during the campaign. At
the close of her speech she made a
strong appeal for funds for the use of
the V. C. T. U. in conducting the anti
saloon campaign and was eminently
successful there being about One Hun
dred and Twenty-five Dollars subscrib
ed in a few minutes. It is not known
just how much of this fund was paid
in. This money is sent to the state
organization of the V. C. T. U. ami
will be used to defray the expenses of
speakers tc. during the campaign.
Mrs. Armor is a paid orator of the
organization, receiving a stated sum
for her campaign in this state.
Following her address she left
the city upon the midnight train over
! the M. P. for her home at Atlanta, Ga.
During her stav in the city Mrs.
j Armor made many friends here and
. impressed all who met her as a brilliant,
sincere and consciencious woman intent
; upon the abolition of the liquor trallic
i In conversing with friends she showed
j a great and wide versatility, gra-pi:ig.
the various phases of political action
! with ready facility. Speaking of tie
; reports that Taft might carry -one
southern states she regarded thorn ii
absurd, and spoke of Watson's preten
sions to Georgia as ridieuhis. S'c ha
found Mr. Bryan to be strong - ;
where she has been and be!iev s his
! chance is excellent. Six
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" her
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fin.- :.ii'!..-!-.-e -
and uniform courtsey which ind ben
extended her at all points. il -ferine
to her debate with Mayor I ';.! ! .an of
Omaha, at Bellevue, she gave Mm ;
compliment as a man and a it''
whom she was surprised to A de
; MM
ing the liquor traflic
An incident of her meeting i:i ti e city
was the attempt of a newspaper writer
. . .
; here to get her to inject some loca! r
... .
Terences into her speech which she w ise-
ly and judiciously refrained from doing.
This abortive effort to do a little spite
work was the subject of much h'lmor
from those aware of it.
Under Proper Management
are to be conrratulated upon the
dication of their judgment.
In County Court
In County Court today, there w as filed
a case to-day entitled the Automatic
Button Company vs. Allen Walker
to consider how many buttons are rep
resented in this bill, he is appalled to
think how many there must be under
the bureaus and sinks in the Weeping;
Water neighborhood.