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SKMI-WKKKLY EDITION - KICHT I'ACIICS
PLA1TSMOUTII, NE1JRASKA, THURSDAY, S KPT KM HKI lO, H)()S
VOLUME XX VI II
Thai Thriving Liltle Cily is Determ
ined to Bridge Platte River.
The Journal is pleased to note that
the enterprising business men of Louis
ville have decided to wait no longer
for Cass and Sarpy counties to rebuild
the bridge across Platte river, which
went out with the ice crush over two
years ago, and are determined to put
it in themselves. This paper will al
ways believe that it is just as much the
duty of the two counties to replace this
structure as it is for either county to
construct a bridge over any stream
passing even through the center of
either one. They have organized a
company for the reconstruction of the
bridge, and in Fpeaking of the organiz
ation the Courier says:
The need of a wagon bridge across
the I'latte river is so apparent that
when a few Louisville business men
suggested the organization of a stock
company for the erection of a toll
bridge, the project was met with al
most universal approval, and already a
goodly lot of stock has been subscribed
for and many are only waiting for the
completion of plans for their approval
before taking stock.
Last Monday night at a meeting of
the business men and citizens of Louis
ville it was decided to organize a com
pany to be known as the I'latte Kiver
Bridge company, of Louisville, and the
following officers were chosen:
President. W. F. Diers.
First Vice-President, Dr
Second Vice-President, J. P.
Secretary, James Stander.
Treasurer. F. II. Nichols.
Hoard of Directors, V. F. Diers.
A. Richey. C. 11. Wood. Jas. Stander.
F. II. Nichols. H. E. Pankonin, J. W.
A representative of the Omaha Con-j
ftruction company was present a:.d ad- j
dressed the meeting at considerable
As soon as the articles of incorpora- j
tion shall have been prepared and it has
been tinallv determined the style of a
will be in position to sell you
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t'n tkw omtanv. and the Courier
lieves that the people of this vicinity
will not be slow in taking hold of the
project and that the bridge for which
we have so long stood in need will be
completed during the present year.
Delightful Informal Party.
Wednesday Mrs. Geo. E. Dovey en
tertained a party of friends at an in
formal evening party at her delightful
home on north Fourth street. The
evening was most pleasantly spent in
visiting and conversation, intermingled
with some delightful music such as the
talented daughters of the hostess alone
are capable of furnishing.
The refreshments served were of the
usual dainty and delicious variety for
which this charming entertainer is
justly noted, ami the evening through
out was one thoroughly enjoyed by
those fortunate to be the guests.
Those present included Mr. and Mrs.
J. P. Falter, Mr. and Mrs. Rea Pat
terson, Misses Elizabeth and Emma
Falter. Lena Fricke. Ella Margaret,
i.i ., T'itVi Dovev: Messrs.
dii.c ' -
P. Cavendish. George ana jonn rai-
Paul Morgan. Liv-
ir.gston Kichey and Geor
ge and Charles
The Fair 2i Nehawka.
M-irv of our people are arranging to
--end" the Xthawka fair either Friday
iTaturdav. This fair has grown to
c-h ?n exte-t that the Cass county
people watch for the dates with as
r-uch eagerness as thev do the Old
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fr-rth o-e held and will be attended by men ana cnnaren. wnn tn
a much larger crowd than ever. The j D. C. Morgan, brought a fitting aPpe
exhibit of stock, fruits, cereals, etc.. tite and capacity to do justice to the oc-
i-.. K., rwti reatr. Make It a
Villi lt-' -'- .v..
-o:r.t to attend one day at least. Be- ;
member the dates-Friday ar.d Satur-;
dav September 11 and V2.
Commends Itself to our People.
i-nrher stcr. tow a
d bu:!d::ig t
street was ta
rt at t:".e lout 01 mhia
;.-:: this morning when
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for the structure,
sand are --et i"!
Severn! eurkuids of
3 Le ur.
means the ere t;::i 0: a ur.e struct-: e
capable of har.cilirp
will corr.e down tht
all the water whun
street. The actio::
of the Burlington m making so suuao.e
arrangements without putting the city
to a lot of trouble ami expense is such
ht to commend itself to our cui-
OUgUL iu -
zer.s as being fair a
of the company.
:d ri"ht on the part
Returns to California.
Morgan Waybright, after a long so-
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jjournin this city wim juue . u.
I'.eeson and family, returned to his
home in Is Angeles, Cali., today. Mr.
Waybright has property interest:, in
this city and vicinity, and at other
points in Nebraska, which require his
attention a great deal of the time,
hence he has been compelled to stay
near here a good portion of the year.
He regretted very much the necessity
of leaving, as he found things so pleas
ant here, but found it necessary to go.
He will arrive in Ios Angeles about
County Attorney Charges Cedar Creek
Burglary to two Men.
County Attorney Iiawls Wednesday
filed a complaint against Frank Bailey
and Jos. Shaw, two of the men brought
down from Cedar Creek by Deputy
Sherifr Manspeaker yesterday. The
two men are charged in the complaint
with breaking and entering into Wolff's
store and stealing there from personal
property to the value of fiftv dollars.
Another count charges them with break
ing and entering Barclay's saloon with
the intent to steal personal property to
the value of forty dollars consisting of
two watches, two coats, one revolver
and a quantity of whisky and alcohol.
These two men are the men with whom
the articles were found at the time of
their capture. The men were to be
arraigned this afternoon before Justice
Archer and enter their plea to the com
plaint, There is no doubt they will
plead not guilty In which event a date
will be fixed for the preliminary exami
nation. Peter Larson. John McDerrr.ott.Chas.
Palmer and Geo. Gavin, four of the
men brought down yesterday were re
leased this morning by the sheriff on
orders from County Attorney Bawls
who, after a close investigation, decid
ed there was not sufficent evidence
against them to warrant him in holding
them for an examination and possible
trial with small chance of securing a
conviction. He made a careful exami-
men themselves, ami at its conclusion
decided to be on the safe side and com
plain only against those whom he felt
he could convict. There were a num
ber of witnesses from Cedar Creek in
the city and each of these was examin
ed with a view toward securing posi
tive identification if possible of the men
involved in the affair. As the four
men above mentioned seemed to be in
the clear in this respect, their dismissal
became almost imperative.
Ten Dollars and Costs.
Before Justice Archer this morning,
Mike and Joe Broadback were charged
with being drunk and disorderly. The
trouble happened at Cedar Creek and
the men were arrested and brought in
by the constable. After a consultation
with County Attorney Rawls, they
agreed to plead guilty to the charge
and each received a supply of the cele
brated Archer Brand of justice amount
ing to Ten Dollars and costs. They ar
ranged to secure the payment of the
fine and went back to their native soil,
! -;.- on1 it ; to hp hnnpfl better men
Labor Cay Picntc Party.
According to an agreement made one
yar ago Monday, when the same
! crowd dined together, there assembled
! last evening at about five o clock, at
! the home ofJ. H. Salsbury and wife
! the annual "labor day picnic party for
J their annual "feed " The wives of the
i party had provided m great abundance
i the necessities of the occasion, and the
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vara, ar.a witn an seatea on ins gumma
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it made a pretty scene. Those who
compose this annual gathering are J.
M. Roberts and family, J. W . Gamble
ar.d fandlv. C. A. Rawls ar.d family,
Dr. E. D. Cummins and family and.
H. Sa'.shury and family.
Advertised Letter List.
The following letters remain in t
I'lattsmouth pot-of:ice up to S
V.mi uncalled for. Parties call:
will flea.-e saw Advertise
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Bridges. Miss Lena: Buresk. Miss
Emma (4): Fisher, Miss Lillian Violet;
Keorulet. Mrs. Frank; Andrew, Robb. ;
Brown, L. L. ; Collins. Master Ralph,
Galh. Ar.tone; Johnson, J. M.; John-
i son, r.. j.; uonauie.. o. n., xicl., j.
iL.; Tilton, W. L. ; Thompson, Geo.
The Stork's Visits.
The Stork got in his work Monday when
he delivered a fine bouncing girl baby
to Mr. and Mrs. John Schuiof. Council
man Schulof is about the happiest man
in these parts, and everyone could see
it in his looks and actions. He pranced
about like a young kitten and had that
wild, oh-be-joyful look that proclaims
new father. He solemnly declares that
the first thing the young woman said
was "Bryan" and that she keptrepeat
ing it at intervals all morning. This
convinces him that Bryan is a sure win
ner. The councilman reports that Mrs.
Schulof and the baby are doing finely.
Not to be outdone by Councilman
Schulof, Louie Liner has succeeded in
coaxing the Stork to leave with his
wife a big, bouncing baby boy this morn
ing. The boy talked a language that
was strange and unusual to Louie
although he remembered having heard
similar noises several times before. He
thinks it also said "Bryan," anywayhe
is willing to believe it. He is glad to
say that both mother and child are do
ing well. Louie is around town today
looking pretty foxy and surely greeting
all his friends with a great, big, broad
smile which is indicative of his real
RED SOX REDEEM
They Take Both Games From
Omaha Labor Day.
The Red Sox Monday redeemed
themselves for their bad work in the
Louisville game by trimming the Royal
Achates in the most artistic manner.
They took both games winning the
morning game easily by far superior
playing, both in the field and at the bat.
There were few people present at the
morning game which was characterized
by miserable fielding and inability to
bat on the part of the Omaha boys.
For the locals the team played much
better in the field than they had in sev
eral games before and White pitched
good ball, being hit often but not safely.
On the other hand Travis who started
out to do the twirling for the visitors
soon found he had his hands full "and
retired, Craig taking his place. Neither
one pitched effective ball, both being
easy for the Sox who hammered the
ball to the corners of the lot. To add
to the troubles of the Omahas, they
were all thumbs and fumbled and dropp
ed the ball repeatedly. The game was
more interesting, however, than the
score indicates, the visitors having men
on the bases frequently. The final
score was 15 to 3 in favor of the Sox.
The afternoon contest was much bet
terj Wilkens who pitched for the locals
was all but invincible holding the visi
tors down to scattered hits without a
ghost of a run until the last inning
when they found him and in a hair rais
ing finish threatened to overcome the
lead getting two runs almost before the
locals realized what they were doing
and only being prevented from tying
the score by a ground rule which made
Burkhart's long hit to right field only a
two-bagger. !The ball went way up
beyond the red barn and was a long
time in being found. It was one of the
most beautiful drives seen here this
season. As it was the hit netted two
runs there being two men on bases who
scored upon hit. These two runs were
all the visitors got. For Plattsmouth
the entire team played with a vim and a
I go that spoke volumes for what they
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fielded finely besides running bases like
The errors of the locals were light
and of no consequence while the fielding
game of the visitors was much superior
to that of the morning. Larson was
the premier stickologist of the locals he
getting three base hits out of four times
I at bat.
A feature of both games was the fine
catching of Clark for the visitors, he
beinsr nearlv the whole show on their
side. His work in both games excited
much favorable comment.
The following is the score of the
Red Sox. 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 3
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -2
Base Hits Red Sox 9 Achates 4. Err-
ors Red Sox 3 Achates
Red Sox Wilkens and ?
Adams and Clark.
The batteries in the morning game
were Red Sox. White and Mann,
Achate? Travis Craig and Clark.
Lumber fcr Sale!
I have a quality of cotton wood lum
ber on hand at my place one-half mile
east cf the Missouri River Ferry in
Iowa, which I will sell $16.00 per thou
sand feet. Lumber is in good shape,
all lengths and widths. Address, Pacif
ic Junction la. or Mutual Phone from
there. A. Graham.
They Loot Wolff's Store and Barclay's
Saloon and are Then Captured.
Citizens of Cedar Creek had a little
bit of excitement early this morning
when a band of hoboes or tramps raid
ed the general store of J. F. Wolff, and
the saloon of Wm. Barclay. The first
intimation of trouble was had when the
Burlington agent at that station, who
lives opposite the store of Mr. Wolff,
was awakened by the crashing of glass
as the villians broke out a window to
enter the place. He rose at once and
began preparations to capture the
maurauders, but the noise of his move
ments alarmed them and they became
silent. This was about three o'clock a.
m. Some half an hour later thev again
stirred about and once more awakened
the agent, who endeavored to scare
them off by whistling. They made
some profane remarks about him but
came out of the store when he first saw
them. He at once hurried to the home
of Mr. Wolff whom he awakened and
together they hurried to the store in
tending to surprise the burglars. In
this they were not successful as the
bandits had fled. The men crept up on
the store with shotguns but found it
empty. Meanwhile the thieves had
entered Barclay's saloon and looted it.
The citizens in the meantime had been
alarmed and were soon out on the trail
of the robbers armed with shot guns
and other weapons, wisely thinking the
robbers would resort to the railway
tracks. Mr. Wolff had hurried down
toward the tracks, concealing himself
in the tall weeds alongside some empty
cars with a shot gun. Within a few
minutes after he had secreted himself
one of the robbers came crawling along
on the opposite side of the car from
where he was and eventually entered
the car; others followed until a total of
eight men had entered four difiirent
cars, there being four men in one car
two in another and one in each of two
other cars. As soon as the men had
been herded into these cars, the citizens
descended upon them and shut the doors,
locking them in. In this shape they
were kept until morning, the citizens
standing guard over them with shot
guns. As soon as practicable, Sheriff
Quinton was notified and he with
Deputy Manspeaker went out to the
village, and took the eight men in
charge, bringing them here,- on the
Schuyler this morning.
The men were immediately placed in
jail and have been there all day. They
gave Deputy Manspeaker their names
as follows : Peter Larson, Thos. Cullen,
Jos. Shaw, Frank Daily, Geo. Gavin,
Chas. Palmer and John McDermott.
They claim to have been employed in
the Ashland stone quarries but to have
quit and started east. They secured
some fifty or sixty dollars worth of
cutlery from the store of Mr. Wolf and
two watches, a loaded revolver, two
coats and a large quantity of liquor from
The County Attorney did not make
any move toward arraigning the men
today, owing to a lack of witnesses, he
being unable to get them here before
tomorrow. He will examine the wit-
nesses and file charges against those of
the party whom he leeis tne eviaence
will convict. It is probable that the
preliminary examination will be had
Captured Several Prizes Anyway
Last Friday, Saturday and Sunday
the Bohemian Catholic Turners gave a I
tournament at South Omaha, the affair
taking place at Franek's Hall. There
were four lodges represented with
teams, they being Omaha, South Omaha,
Plattsmouth and LaCrosse, Wis., the
latter team comprising four men. The
local team was composed of Joe
Wooster, Albert Janda, Frank Asun
briner, Julias Kalosek, Frank Chechal,
Tim Wooster. Frank Wooster, Chas.
Gradevil and Frank Shabotka were the
judges selected from this city. The
boys went up Friday night and had a
most enjoyable time as everything
passed off smoothly and the events
were all pleasantly contested. There
was no ill feeling and the boys came
back feeling the trip had been a good
While not very successful :n getting
.-izes. the boys made a much better
ing than the score would indicate,
as they came close to victory on sev
eral events. Frank Asunbriner took
the prize in one class while tne class as
a whole took the second prize in the
third class. Taken all around the boys
did very well and their many friends
are glad to hear of their superior show
Miss Irene Thomas departed this noon
for LaCrosse, Wis., after a day in this
A Birthday Party.
Monday Mrs. Frank Woostcr gave
a birthday party at her cozy home in
honor of the ninth birthday of her
daughter, Rosie. A great many of the
young lady's friends assembled at the
house and a most delightful time was
There were games and amusements
of every kind, everyone seeming to
have the best time of their lives, and
when the refreshments were served
they did the big array full justice. At
the close they all voted both Mrs.
Woos'ter and her daughter, Rosie, as
Those attending were Misses Helen
Nejedly, Mary Burianek, Hermia Grad
evil, Agnes Gradevil, Violet Kopia, and
Messrs. Clarence Mason, Anton W ous
ter, Frank Wooster, Charles. Woostcr,
A Few Words to the Lads Who Do
The season is again here when the
public schools have opened their doors
to the children and young people. This
school system of ours, in spite of its
defeats, is our chiefest glory, and gen
eral intelligence diffused among the
masses is our greatest safeguard. It
pays to go to school. A few years ago
at the St. Louis World's Fair we ob
tained some literature, issued by the
government, on this subject. From
replies received in response to thousands
of letters sent out to men who had ac
chieved marked success, some along
one line and some along another, it was
ascertained that the boy who takes a
high grade course has 22 times the
chance of achieving marked success that
that the boy has who does not take a
high school course. And the boy who
taVces a college course has 10 times the
i chance of the high school graduate,
and 220 times the chance of the boy
who never enters the high school. That
is a tremendous handicap for the
schooled boy. To say nothing of the
greater capacity for happiness which
the educated man has, to go to school
pays very large dividends from the
standpoint of worldly honor and posi
tion. Many boys for the sake of a few
dollars a month, abandon school life.
There are not many things more foolish
than that, nor many things that pay
less than that. Boys of Plattsmouth,
if you have not already done so, get
your books and begin your school work
right now, and stick to it. And if you
will heed the Journal's advice, you will
never regret it.
Who Was He?
Last Saturday night the south bound
M. P. train out of this city struck some
unknown man on the road crossing in
the west end of the city. So far the
man's name has not been learned. The
man was not seriously injured. The
train was unusally heavy, having two
extra cars on and was making very slow
speed up the heavy grade just south of
the'station when the engineer discovered
a man sittinsr on the track just in front
f th :iot which struck him and
brushed him off. The train came to
an immediate halt and the train crew
went back to investigate. They found
a sadly demoralized person who was
principally dirt from the rolling about
he received but who was apparently,
not much injured. The conductor took
down his name and the train then pro
ceeded south. The party seemed to
have beenimbiding freely, and probably
had become tired after climbing the
hill and sat down on the tracks to rest.
Several from the country reported that
it was a current rumor that someone
had been struck on a crossiug here,
but the identity was not learned.
Nothing has developed here today to
indicate who it was.
E3gle's First Picnic.
The business men of the thriving lit
tle city of Eagle have arranged to hold
one of the biggest picnics ever held in
Cass county, on Wednesday, September
16. There will be amusements galore
for both o!d ar.d young, and everybody
j j3 guaranteed a full day's enjoyment,
j Bixby, the funny man of the Lincoln
State Journal, will be the ch.ef orator,
and this announcement within itself is
sufficient to convince ail who desire to
hear a good talk, that they will be well
paid for their attendance. The Eagle
band will furnish music, ar.d there will
sports too numerous to mention, includ
ing two ball games. If you want to
have a good time in a town where the
citizens are known for their hospitality,
don't fail to attend the picnic at Eagle
on Wednesday. September 16.
The Program Rendered Highly Appre
preciated by a Large Audience.
Last Sunday St. Luke's Episcopal
choir gave their monthly song servics
before a large and appreciative audience.
Prof. Austin the director of the choir
deserves great credit for the masterly
manner in which the splendid program
was given, it being one of exceptional
merit and one which the choir and the
soloists did full justice to. The beauti
ful anthem "God Is Love" by Shelly,
was the opening number given by the
full strength of the choir which has
been added to and improved since spring,
and which gave this grand anthem a
fitting rendition. Briggs "Hold Thou
My Hand" was the solo chosen by Mrs.
H. S. Austin for her number and she
gave it in the usual fine manner in
which all her music is renderd.
This was followed by the anthem
"Seek Ye The Lord" of Roberts, given
by the full choir in a powerful and ap
Mrs. Anna Britt delighted the as
sembled congregation with the solo
"Hand In Hand", one of Johnson's
beautiful productions well suited to this
lady's excellent voice, while the beauti
ful duet "Thy Will Be Done" of Jer
ome was contributed by Miss Peterson
and Mrs. Austin. These two voices
blend together charmingly ami served
to give this ';rand piece a fitting pre
The touching and appealing notes of
that old time favorite "Abide With
Me" as given by Miss Ella Margaret
Dovey found full sympathy in the
congregation, Miss Dovey's charming
voice giving the song the sympathetic
rendition so much needed in it.
Hymn No. 11 was given by the hoir
and the congeration after which Miss
Kittie Cummins gave the Offertory,
this talented musician furnishing one
of the most pleasing numbers upon a
program full of fine selections.
The splendid bass voice of din-ctor
II. S. Austin was heard at its ! st in
Parker's Jerusalem", this grand,
sacred theme lending itself finely to the
sinp-er's full, resoleridant voice. The
closing number of this great
program was "()! That I Had
Like a Dove" by Smieton, II,
rising to the lofty spirit of llii
of exaltation and giving it a fitting and
The program was indeed a fine one,
and one which was most excellently
given, and which bespoke the careful
attention and drilling given the choir
by its excellent leader, Mr. Au.-tin.
These choice programs serve to illus
trate how many fine voices the city has,
and the care with vhich Mr. Austin has
selected and trained them.
Released on Bond.
Monday? Judge Travis released upon
bond for their appearance next term of
Court, Percy Fernald, Edward Downey
and George Wilson, the three men ac
cused of assault with intent to do great
bodily injury upon B. E. Hill. The
bond was for $100.00 each and was
signed by John C. Bates and A. N.
Sullivan. These are the same defend
ants that recently brought the habeas
corpus suits to secure thdr fn-edom,
and who the court remanded to jail at
the conclusion of the hearings. They
immediately left the city upon their re
lease and considerable doubt is express
ed as to whether they will ever again
be seen around here. As Hill and his
wife are also out of the country, it is
considered highly improbable there will
ever be anything more done in thess
cases. The Countv Attorney states
that Hill and his wife are in Omaha
having notified him of their whereabouts
at the time they left the city. With
the defendants out on bail, it is consider-
! ed unlikely the prosecuting witness will
j ever come back as he likely will be
I unable to find the defendant.- here when
' he returns.
j Removes to Grand Island.
j Walter Peterson and wife departed
j Wednesday for Grand Island, where they
i will make their future home. Mr. Pe
I terson was formerly a resi lent of that
'place, and removed here some two
years ago with his charming wife. He
had been employed in the Burlington
blacksmith shop since his arrival here.
Some ten days ago Mr. Peterson was
summoned to Grand Island by the un
expected death of his father, who left
five small children behind. Owing to
there being no one to look after the
children, Mr. Peterson found that he
would have to return there and thU
trip is made for that purpose. He
proposes to enter the teaming business
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