The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 14, 1908, Image 1

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Fine Gathering of Local Business Men and
Employes Hear Good Speeches.
The first annual banquet of the mer-
'hants ami clerks association was held
Thursday night at the Biley, and it was
a flittering success from start to fin
ish. Seldom has this hostelry enter
tained so brilliant an assemblage and
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city which would ran!: with this most , f rubber painted green, but to the ob
successful affair. server they resembled huge green peas.
For the occasion Landlord Dunbar The first of these peas was character
had made every preparation and he set !'.V toastmaster as I'lattsmouth,
before the ::ssetr.bla ce a menu the
equal of any produced in the state.
And it is to tin- credit of his excellent
management that this feature of the
banquet m't with ready appreciation
from the fine gatherin
which graced
the tables.
One of the features of the banquet,
and one w hich added greatly to the
handsomeness and artistic beauty of
the afTaiV, was the numerous ladies
present. They presented a strikingly
handsome appearance with their tasty
toilets and bright glowing faces all
shining with the manifest interest in
the success of their efforts to produce
a happy co-operation between the mer-. Immediately upon reaching the toasts
chants and their clerks. They com- , Toastmaster Wescott, in felicitious re
prised a large and cheerful contingent marks, introduced Mayor Gering. who
of the gathering and added much to its on behaif of the city paid Superinten-
There were s:tv-three plates set for
those who attended, an attendance
which in itself shows the deep interest
the movement of the clerks for better
conditions has taken. And the mer
chants themselves formed a large por
tion of the splendid gathering. They
felt that it was due to their employes
That they give the banquet their great
est encouragement and they were in
attendance in force. And it is well
they .vere for they heard a fine, ring- to the mayor's toast. He had found
ing speech full of force and thoughtful ' during his residence in the city that
ideas from one fully capable of express- both he and the big corporation he rep
ing the vital points of successful busi- resented had a warm spoi in the hearts
r-.fss. of the people, and he modestly avoided
The guest of the evening, J. S. Pilk- , any reference which could be construed
ington, of Des Moines, la., was the' as persona! so far as such was possible,
center of attraction as he rose to ad- He made it manifest that his heart was
dress the assemblage. And it can be in unison with those of the good people
truthfully said that he is a ready, who were seeking the advancement of
forceful and tactful speaker. Knowing; this, their home city. Mr. Baird made
why he was present, that he was ex- , an excellent impression in his brief ad
pected to show to everyone present the j dress.
necessity of co-operation and mutual j As the president of the Clerk's Asso
work to the end that all should enjoy ; ciation Mr. V. C. Ahlstrand toasted
the fruits of their efforts, he played his j the merchants and in well chosen words
theme through in such a manner that j designed to express the appreciation of
all were charmed and delighted. His j the clerk's for the active co-operation
whole address teemed with advice j Gf the merchants in making the closing
which the local merchants can study J hour a success, made a distinct hit with
with profit. j the audience. The merits of such co-
As an advocate of reasonable hours j operation between the employers and
for the clerks he proved irresistible, j their employes formed the principal
He presented such facts to the mer- subject of Mr. Ahlstrand's toast and
chants that they could not fail to see he pointed out many of the good results
wherein they would win by tne adop-1 which were later enlarged upon by
tion of a reasonable hour of toil for ' other speakers.
those in their employ. j As representing the merchants Mr.
And to the clerks he had much per- '. E. A. Wurl made an able and compre
tinent advice. Their appreciation of hensive talk covering the merchants
the concession of the merchants was , side of the co-operative idea following
dwelt upon as a duty which they owed much along the lines laid down by Mr.
to themselves. With co operation be- ' Ahlstrand. He expressed the desires of
tweeen all there was no reason why the merchants to do what ever would
evervone should not be prosperous r.nd be required to produce increased pros
happy. Optimism reigned throughout perity for the clerks and everyone else
his speech, and it was only required to for the merchants realize that it was in
hear it to convince one that what he prosperity aione tney coma nope to oe
said was the true theory of success. : successful.
The speaker had the gift of a good One of the features - in fact, the fea
voice and a presence which was attrac- ture vieing with Mr. Pilkingons ad
tive to the auditors, and in addition, the dress was an original song by Mr. H. S.
knack of making effective and telling ! Austin, and which we publish in full,
points. That he was popular was man- j This song adapted to the music
ifested by the handsome greeting ac- i from "The Yankee Consul" of the song
corded him at the commencement of his J entitled "What a Difference a Few
speech and the applause with which it ! Hours Make." made a sensational hit.
was frequently punctuated, culminating i It was entitled "The Clerk" and pre
in an uproarious demonstration at the : sented the views of the clerk, the mer
close. ! chant and both together, under the head
As the toastmaster of the occasion. ! of co-operation in six verses. As is well
E. II. Wescott done himself proud, vie- known Mr. Austin is a fine singer one
ing with the honored guest in happy in- i of the best in the state and at this, his
troductory remarks. Particularly did own production, he simply excelled all
the toastmaster excell himself when in- !
troducing Mr. Pilkington. With re
marks laudatory of the guest. Mr. Wes-
eott included an apology to Landlord
Dunbar. He did not want the idea to
go forth that the guests had not been
well enough fed, but of his own voli
tion, he had a special course of his own
to crown the feast. While not all
present were vegetarians, he had se
lected that succulent garden product,
the pea, as the course. Whereupon he
produced a large pea, some two and a
! half feci in length, made of preen
per. As he produced this before the
astonished gaze of the assembled din
ers, he neatly and scientifically opened
the pod, disclosing six large pea re
posing in their green covering. As it
developed, these peas were simply balls
then followed the second which was
Push, the thin! was Perseverance, the
fourth represented Progress, the fifth
was the symbol of prosperity, while
the last, but not least, personified the
guest who had come so far to urge all
the foregoing upon the guests Pilking-
ton. 1 ne speaKer was nappy to say
that there was another P unbidden to
the feast and whose absence was a
source of joy to all and that was Pov
erty, none of which prevailed in this
city. It was a brilliant and happy ep
igrammatic hit, and the audience arose
as one in tribute to the eloquent toast
master. dent of Shops Band of the Burlington,
a tribute and welcomed him to they
city, seeking to cement the already
friendly relations between the city and
company. He also extended to Mr.
Pilkington the freedom of the city and
its best wishes. The mayor was in his
usual happy vein and spoke out for
progressiveness in all lines of business,
he being a line example of what such a
course means to a community.
Supt. of Shops Raird responded briefly
others. His deep, rich bass voice lent
iuivc anu uiaiuaiiL iccuiig its Liic j-riaiii-
tive lines of the clerk, sound reasoning
to the merchants' verse and the glad,
joyousness of both together when they
co-operate. The singing received the
applause it justly deserved at its close.
Then followed the address of Mr. Phil
kington noted above.
It is a matter of regret that more
extented notice cannot be given these
able addresses as they are all worthy
especially that of Mr. Pilkington, but
with the space at command this is quite !
impossible. It can be added that among
those interviewed today by the Journal j
representative, there is no feeling but ;
that the affair was a grand, glowing j
success and everyone wishes that it be
come a permanent feature of the city
It would be well to make it so.
Mrs. Geo. E. Dovey Departs to Hear
Miss Elhel Sing.
Mrs. Geo. E. Dovey departed Friday
morning for Kansas City, Mo., where
she will surprise her daughter. Ethel,
now staring on the road with a com
pany putting on "Stubborn Cinderella."
Miss Ethel Dovey is taking the part in
this company that her sister, Alice, is
playing with the metropolitan company
still running in Chicago. Several I'latts
mouth people who saw her in Kansas
City a few evenings since pronounce
her work as remarkably good. The
company which she is with will play
in Omaha at the Boyd sometime in No
vember. The young lady has no inti
mation that her mother is coming to
see her, it being Mrs. Dovey's intention
to give her a pleasant surprise. Both
of these talented young ladies deserve
the success with which they are meet
ing as they have been hard and consci
encious toilers. Mr. Dovey accom
panied Mrs. Dovey as far as Omaha
where he had business matters to look
Trustees Make Inspection.
President King and members 0. K.
Coutant, Michael Dowling and Frank
Young of the board of trustees of the
Masonic home, who were in the city
Friday looking after the completion and
acceptance of the new boiler house at
the home. This building is being rapid
ly jjushed to completion and, in fact, is
now almost ready to be turned over.
The gentlemen were more than pleased
at the condition or the work ana ex
pressed themselves as well satisfied at
the workmanship and progress dis
played by Contractor Broackman. Sec
retary F. E. White was also present
at the inspection. Messrs King, Coutant,
Dowling and Young returned to Omaha
on the mail train while Mr. White re
mained for a brief visit with relatives.
Gets Fifty and Costs.
In Police court Friday morning Ward
Barr was arranged on the charge of
beating his mother. He admitted
having struck her but pleaded self de
fense. Judge Archer could not see
any thing in such a plea and gave the
young man a fine of fifty dollars and
costs, the same to be worked out on the
streets. Thus does the celebrated brand
of justice reach the guilty offender. In
this case the punishment was none to
severe. The boy has been in trouble
with his mother numerous times and
has been allowed to go upon condition
of quiting the city. He goes away
but is soon back. A little work on the
streets will do him good.
United Brethren Conference.
The thirty-seventh annual conference
of the east Nebraska conference of the
United Brethren in Christ closed on the
0th inst., at York, Neb. Bishop N. M.
Weekly, D. D.. of Kansas City, Mo.,
The various reports were very flat
tering for the past year, especially so
in regard to financial undertakings, all
showing a handsome gain The mem
bership also showed a substantial gain
over the preceding year, there being
some 4"( new members added to the
list. Appointments for the ensuing
year were then made for the various
churches, those in Cass county being
as follows:
Nehawka A. Caldwell.
Otterbein F. W. Brink.
Rev. T. K. Surface was appointed
evangelist at large and W. E. Schell
chosen as president of York college.
Married by Judge Archer.
County J udge Beeson Friday morning
issued a marriage license to J. A.
Hathaway, aged 26, of Conneaut, O.
and Miss Ollie May Holder, 18 of Coun
cil Bluffs, la. The couple came in on
the train this morning and aftergetting
the license hurried before Justice M.
Archer who united them in the holy
bonds of matrimony in record time. The
happy pair departed on the fast mail
this noon for Council Bluffs. Ia.
Grapes For Sale.)
White or blacks grapes, delivered for
2c. per pound. I mile East of Winter
stein school house. Tel Platts phone
G. G. Pitz.
Laborer Purloins
And Is Caught.
On last Wednesday Contractor L.
G. Larson hired an itinerant laborer
who was about the streets, as a mortar
carrier for his plasterers at work on
the First National Bank building, the
man giving the name of John Harlan.
He was an utter stranger having been
n the town but a few days. When
night came he got a dollar from Mr.
Larson and then went off on a drunk.
Yesterday he didn't show up and an
other man was hired in his place. This
morning he came around but he was
very drunk. He stayed around the
building where the carpenters and
plasterers were and finally went into
the back room where they were work
ing. Mr. Larson was engaged in con
versation with a gentleman in the front
room at the time and paid no particular
attention to the man. In a short time
the follow came out of the room and
passed out into the street. A few mo
ments later T. Confirst, one of Mr.
Larson's employes called to him from
the back room that Harlan had his
(Confirst's) watch.
Mr. Larson at once ran to the door
and saw Harlan about one-half block
away near Giese's saloon. He ran af
ter him and overtook him in front of
Matt Herold's store. He halted him
and demanded the watch. Harlan dee
med having it, telling Larson he was
merely drunk but not a thief. Mr.
Larson spent some little time trying to
convince the man that he had best re-
turn the watch and finally called to
Sam Archer to take the man in charge
until he could get an officer. Archer
took Harlan by the arm and kept him
in custody while Mr. Larson went after
the County Attorney to prepare a com
plaint. Not finding the attorney in,
Mr. Larson returned and again renewed
his efforts to get Harlan to turn over
the watch and save himself trouble.
This did not succeed and finally the man
was turned over to
Deputy Sheriff
trie talk the man
Manspeaker. After some
was searched and the watch was found
in his pocket.
In the meantime Confirst had had a
complaint drawn by County Attorney
Rawls charging Harlan with stealing
the watch which complaint was filed
before Justice Archer. When Harlan
was arraigned he was in such a state
of intoxication that the Court remand
ed him to i ail to sober up.
Had a Big Barn Dance.
Last Saturday night at the farm of
John Meisinger, Jr. there was a jolly
barn dance held to celebrate the com
pletion of his fine new barn. There
were some forty people present and
everyone had a great time. As is
usual with any of the Meisingers occa
sions there was plenty to eat and every
arrangement for guests to enjoy them
selves. The barn is a fine, large struc
ture and one which is a credit to this
thrifty, enterprising farmer. Among
those who attended the dance was Mr.
and Mrs. F. G. Morgan of this city, they
driving out. The dancing continued
until a late hour.
Married Today.
County Judge Beeson today issued
the license and united in marriage Paul
Long, aged 2S, of Manlev, Neb , and
Miss Lena Preston, aged 20, of Weep
ing Water, Neb. The couple were
married in the judge's office at the
court house, and in the presence of
Chas. and Mabel Cole, who acted as
witnesses. Following the wedding the
couple were the guests of M. Iliatt and
iamily. the briae is a well ana popu
larly known young lady from near
Weeping Water, while the groom is a
prosperous young farmer of the vicinity
of Manley. In common with their many
friends the Journal extends its congrat
Fingers Badly Pinched.
John Long an employe in the car de
partment at the shops Friday after
noon, had the right middle and ring
finger of his hand caught between two
sills and badly pinched. He received
medical attention for the injuries and
and will be off his work for several days
pending their healing.
8 There will be a dance at Coate's hall
this evening, Fritz Fricke and Geo.
Falter having made the necessary ar
rangements. They have secured the
Italian orchestra which has been play
ing upon the streets today to furnish
the music assuring a good time with
plenty of fine music. The orchestra is
peculiarly adapted to playing dance
Emmons Richey is taking in the sights
of Omaha today, being a passenger on
the noon train.
Visits Locn! Union.
Thos. Dermody. organizer of's
international union, was in the
city over night, interviewing members
of the union and getting them lined up
for pushing their business.
Another object of his coming was to
have the merchants of the city under
stand that it was to their interest to
handle only union label products.
There was a meeting of the local
union held last night, at which business
matters were explained and talked over
and Mr. Dermody made every possible
effort to get the members interested in
pushing their own interests.
He expressed himself this morning
as much pleased at the results achieved
during the brief time he was here. He
departed for Council Bluffs, where he
will visit the union at that point.
Rev. Erink Unites Edward P. Wilson
and Miss Bessie Tubbs.
A charming home wedding took place I Joseph M. Vanhorn, and his v hole life
last Wednesday evening at the home of ! was spent in this neighborhood, with
Jos. Tubbs, one mile west of Mynard, exception of a year or t wo on the Pa
when Rev. F. W. Brink of the United O'ic coast. His jovial disposition was
Brethren church pronounced the words one of the characteristics that made
which united Edward P. Wilson and
Bessie A. Tubbs in the matrimonial
bonds. The wedding ceremony took
place at seven o'clock in the evening
in the presence of a large gathering of
friends, and maiy relatives of the con-
j trading parties. All these had brought
with them many handsome, and costly
prerents which they showered upon the
happy couple. After the interesting
and attractive ceremony of Rev. Brink
all sat down to a wedding supper which
for its excellence has rarely been
equaled in this vicinity. The evening
was afterwards spent most pleasantly
all uniting in wishing the happy couple
a long and prosperous wedded life.
The bride is the char
j tive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J os. F.
J Tubbs, two of Cass County's best citi-
zens. She is a young woman of much
talent and culture, a popular favorite
with all who have the pleasure of know
ing her, and a lady who is bound to win
herself many friends in her new home.
The groom is a prosperous and well
known farmer and ranchman of Alvo,
Wyo., where he has many broad acres
stocked with fine cattle all bespeaking j
his energy and ambitious aims. He j
bears a most excellent reputation as a i
gentleman of thorough integrity and
sobriety coupled with keen business
acumen and knowledge.
The couple departed this morning over
the Burlington for their future home
at Alvo, Wyo.
Injured in Handling Ice
Carl Kunsmann is limping about his
meat market for the past few days as
the result of a bad accident he received
a few days since. In filling the mam
moth ice box or cooler, the ice is raised
to the storage room by a hand turned
lift, the sprocket wheel being so ar
ranged as to lock by catching in a cog
wheel. While Mr. Kunsmann was turn
ing the crank to raise a large block of
ice and had it almost to the opening he
stopped turning and slipped the lever,
as he thought, into the cog.
Instead of catching the lever slipped
off and the wheel and handle began
running backward with terrific force.
The handle struck Mr. Kunsmann first
on the thumb, bending it sharply back- j
ward and splitting it wide open. It!
then flew off the axle and struck him a '
terrific blow on the instep of the foot. !
The pain from the two injuries was ex- J
cruciating and Mr. Kunsmann was
obliged to require the assistance of his j
partner, Mr. Ramge, and his employes
to ?. seat. Medical assistance was
speedily summoned and the thumb
dressed, while an examination revealed
that the foot had escaped with no more
serious injury than a bad bruise. No
bones were broken, which was very
The injury will keep him laid up for
several days, however, in a more or
less painful condition.
The Goverment Building.
Contractor L. G. Larson is today in
receipt of a letter from the supervising
architect of the Treasury department,
stating that the plans for the Platts
moutn public building have not yet been
drawn. The architect states that it
is the practice of the department to have
the plans for the buildings drawn as the
grounds are purchased. In other
words the date of the purchase of the
grounds governs the date when work
on the plans will be commenced. It
will likely be sometime before the
plans will be ready.
Samuel Vanhorn Dies at Union of
Tubercular Peritonitis.
SAMI'KI. V A N 1 1 1 1 C .
Born November 1'5, 1N7, in Ca-'s
county, Neb. Died at .r:K p. m. Tues
day, Sept. H, lWK, at tin- home of his
parents, northeast of Dnion.
The first serious illness of the de
ceased was about .July 1, his ailment
being tubercular peritonit is. His con
dition was such that it was m rcs-aiy
to take hirn to a hospital in Omaha,
where an operation was perl ormed
Aug. ('., and on Aug. 22 lie was In ought
home, being thtn very weal, and
j emaciated. He continued growing
I weaker but appear l conscious until
(death. The funeral took place on Wcd-
nesday afternoon, being brief ser ices
I at the Eaton cemetery ul.eie ti..- re
j mains were laid to rest. The pall
I bearers wen- Milton Ervin, Sant True,
j.John Ervin, Elmer I'.-'iks, Jesse llugh
! son and )rrin Ervin.
i Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
i him an agreeable companion and popu-
lar among his associates. Many are
the friends who regret that he has
be-en called away, and all extend sin
cere sympathy to the sorrowing par
ents, brothers and listers. I'nion
Party Visits Masonic Heme arid Arc
Merc Than Pleased With
the Shewing.
Mrs. M. A. Danner, Mr.-. I'. L.
Haller and Mrs. Geo. W. Lininger v. ere
in the city Saturday inspect ii the
new boiler house ami general conditions
at the masonic home. The ladies were
greatly pleased at the coi ditions which
they found existed at the borne. They
found an especially good feeli
I -res
ent among the inmates who wire con
tented and happy under the msmagmcnt
of Supt. Askwith while Ihey four.d the
work on the new boiler house; to have
been done just as per contract and in
thorough accoi dance with the- be.-t of
management. At the depot they ex
pressed themselves as being much grat-
! ified over the inspection. The ladies
returned to their homes in Omaha on
the fast mail this noon.
Enjoyed a Fine Visit.
A. II. Pratt departed this afternoon
for Lincoln and Teeumseh the latter
point being his home, after a visit in
this city with J. W. Johnson and other
old time friends. Mr. Pratt and Judge
Johnson Jwere pioneers in Nebraska
together having driven across the plains
together and later, enlistod in General
Livingston's regiment at this city. The
two gentlemen served together through
out the war. Mr. Pratt has been visit
ing hereabouts fer the past week,
meeting several old comrades and hav
a good time generally. He is quite
feeble but his faculties are unimpaired
except that he is deaf. His vi.-;t to
Judge Johnson was highly ar.nrec idte-d
by that gentleman who thoroughly e-:i-
joyed his com?. any reviving ol ! n i
ries of their early manhood,
.... .
"n'J rCT THIS Driil.-?
A London paper, which is far t r.rc.jgli
away to be safe, started a Mary
Ann problem thns : In the I'r.ited
States the Mexican dollar has exchange
value of ninety cents. In Mexico the
.rwiieiicaii uonar nas tne same vaiue.
On the frontier of the United States
a . : , t i i j i t
where Texas joins Mexico there were
two saloons, one on each side of the
frontier. A man buys a ten cent drink
of whiskey at the American saloon and
pays for it with an American dollar as
change. With this he crosses the bor
der, goes into the Mexican saloon,
hands over the Mexican dollar for a ten
cent drink and receives an American dol
lar as change. It is evident that the limit
of his purchase power is the length of
time he can stand. He finally wakes
up with a bad headache and the Ameri
can dollar with which he started. Who
paid for the whiskey ?
Meet and Organize.
A meeting to organize a Bryan, and
Kern club is called for the Council Cham
ber on Wednesday evening September
16. Everyone believing tn the princi
ples advocated by Mr. Bryan and expect
ing to vote' for him, is invited to attend
and join. Turn out in force. Septem
ber 16, at the council chamber.