The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 12, 1908, Image 1

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The Engine of the Launch "Shamrock" Gives
Oui and Drifts Upon a Sandbar
With all on Board.
Fr.-ni Momlav's I 'ally
The- families of .ln.!:;. II. I). Travis
and Cid k of I Ik Court llobe-rtsou
spent an anxious and worried night
Saturday uiIit at tie- result of u
ace ieh-nt to tin- t-a 1 i i i laumh
"Sliumrm u" ii. v. hi h Cent K
pori r Kail Trai., MR-vs .!e-s.-i-KoI
risoti of li is city and Klla
Sclmidor and G!.ii;.s Milll'l' of
IVru wen- taking- a ph-as-i trip.
Th parly lart.-d ml ::;out half
past one o'dee k t-'at iir.'ay rnof,.;
for a i rip dov.n lh- ri.r v.iih the
inout ion of i'-t timing ia
t. inoo'i.
Afi.-r c,oing :-". -ral miles 'own
tin- river th.- part :tatlcl back
and had r-a l..-d a point about a half
mil.' below ;lie Burlington brie'ge
when the (-limine failed. As !:iev
wt-rc out tretty we II in tin- river, tin
boat began drifting bark in the cur
rent and drifted to a point several
miles below Itfick I Huffs, finally
bulging on a sand bar about live
o'clock in the afternoon.
The marooned passengers made1 a
strenuous effort to attract the atten
tion of parties upon the shore and
sent several lusty yells for assistance
but with no results. Finally after
they drifted upon the bar they agaiii
made several attempts, but their
cries were too feeble to attract
attention, and they settled down to
a long wait in the night. Fortu
nately the night was a pleasant one
although chilly upon the river, the
moon shining brightly and making a
bad position at least more comfort
i:f.tik. i kom wi:sti:k. trip.
Fears Regarding the Flood to the
Ranch Groundless.
From Monday's Pally -
J. C. Richey and C. C. Parmele
returned last evening from their trip
to Granada. Col., were they were
called by the paper reports of a
great Kood in the Arkansas river.
The' gentlemen with several other
Cass county men .are interested in
a large ranch which borders upon
the Arkansas and they were afraid
there might have been serious loss
by the flood. They were glad to
find upon investigation that their
fears were groundless and that their
property had escaped injury in the
flood which everyone in that locality
agreed was a record breaker for that
river. The damage done in other
places by the water was tremendous
but In their case the result was real
ly a benefit as it gave the land a
much needed soaking. They found
that there had been many bridges,
both road and railway, swept away
and the property loss ran easily into
thousands. Fortunately their land
lay so that the destructive force of
the waters did not run throusn it
and they so escaped.
Sold Their Automobile.
From Monday's Paily
Walter I.. Thomas today sold his
fine automobile to William Volk.
living near Louisville. The auto
mobile was formerly owned by Wal
ter and Senator S. L. Thomas and is
a very good one. They have been
greatly delighted wilh it but wanted
to get a larger machine. Mrs. Volk
has long wanted a machine and when
the parties got together there was
little trouble in arriving at: a bar
gain. The machine was turned over
to Mr. Volk today and tomorrow Sen
ator Thomas and "Walter T. Tl.omas
will go to Lincoln and select another
and larger machine. Doth parties
seem delighted at the sale.
Roy Killed By Hor-e.
A special from Weepir.g Water un
der date of November S.. says: "An
lS-year-old son of Chris Shoemaker,
living tight miles east of here, whs
accidently killed by a horse this af
ternoon." The boy had ridden to the
pasture to drive in a team. One of
the horses, ; in playful mood, chafed
the horse the boy was riding and be
fell ttt: iTheanimal stepped on' the
back-of hfs head and 'killed himIn-
able than it would have li'i'ii other-
i Wise.
I In the meantime the failure of the
j young folks to get in for supper ha 1
i alarmed the families cf Jude Tra is
I and Clerk Robertson, who -:elia ng"
; !i:iiiii i.-s over the phone and, as the
night wore on and no word rain
froi.'i the mi.-: iiig oa"s, the alarm in-
(reased. Finailx , KnyMon 1 Travis,
il.rnee- Itr.seimrans a'nd Frank I!.
Smith, friends of the missing parly
I and former owners -,f the boat-, star'
; ei a .searching e",."-Mi mil. Tiny eu
! ua a :.ri ia-e ami wen-", down t .
f Mar White s..Tal
i mil s i). low lioek Bluffs', an i . i:i i
! there at about three o'clock in the
morning'. They aroused Mr. White
and ids wife and the party went
down to the riser where they hoi
lowed until the marooned party
heard them an 1 gave an answering
shout. A boat was procured and
! the party brought off their unwel
come haven arriving at Mr. White'.-
about three thirty in the morning.
Word was at once phoned to the
anxious parents of the recovery safe
and sound of the wanderers and a
perod of general rejoicing ensued.
The party later came to the city
worn out by their long virgil on
the waters but happy in their escape.
They were received with open arms
by their anxious parents and friends
who were thankful that their fears of
a worse disaster were unfounded.
It is improbable that the young la
dies will care for another trip upon
the murky Missouri.
Jury So Cesides in Matt Bozarth
Case. Defense of Insanity Not
To Their Liking.
From Saturday's Daily
The murder case against Matt Bo
zarth charged with the murder of J as.
Dyer, at Greenwood, came to a close
yesterday afternoon shortly after four
o'clock, there being little additional
testimony in the case to that reported
' in the Journal of yesterday. As out
lined there the defense to the case wis
insanity no denial of the killing being
made. The jury listened to the argu
ments of counsel arid the instructions
of the court retiring to consider their
i verdict within a few minutes of five o'
clock. After being out all night, and
untill about nine thirty this morning,
they returned a verdict of guilty of
murder in the second degree. The usual
! motion for a new trial will be made and
argued later.
i fat 1 1 of gforgi: hargis.
A Gentleman Who Stood lli.h in
the Itespcit of All.
George Ilargis. a well known citi
zen living three and one-half miles
South of Union, in Otoe county, died
last Friday nighr, after a short ill
ness of pluro-pneumonia. Mr. Har
gis was one of ths best known and
respected citizens of his community
and a man who numbered his friends
by the host. He was only forty-one
years of age. in the prime of man
hood, and this loss is felt most keenly
He left surviving him a widow and
a sister. Mrs. Henry Keuman of near
Union. Deceased was a cousin of
Senator-elect Banning, and a second
cousin of J. M. Leek of this city.
The funeral which took place yes
terday was very largely attended,
and there were numerous floral tri
butes to the departed. Mr. Hargis
stood very high in the respect of all
who had the fortune - of his
quaintance and yesterday the only
words which could be heard in the
village of Union were those comen
datory of his excellent life and high
character. The entire community
was united : in." a 'common bond of
sympathy with tlie" sorrowing" widow.
- p- For Kodak good's1 see ' Gering & Co'.
Tney-kiiow how f - - 1
Getting I'eady for Kiprapping.
From .Monday's Pally
Kl Fitzgerald drove over to Bart
b-tt. Ia., this morning where he will
commence the work of cutting wil
lows for rip-rap work on the river
for the Burlington road. Mr. Fitz
gerald who has the contract for fur
nishing the willows has been in
some difficulty In finding the neces
sary material but now lias this mat
ter so straightened up that he hopes
to get along without delay. The work
requires a ast amount of material
and the amount of it has thinned the
willows out a great deal. The com
pany has foend the use of the willow
mattress a great help in stemiug
the cutting of the river and in tim
will have all the hal spots s() pro
T5IE mimi s.
A Large Number in Attendance From
Plsllsmauth and yicinity.
I'll in M -i. day's 1 ):i il y -
Tl.e ;,:i!!'i: l Hun-lay -JkioI ccir.ou
tioa o;.! k.i ay at Weepin;; V.ior
and there is eve ry prospci t thai
there will ' a very large ivi.ei-iauc
The number going over the-- tro'-i
hero I.-i very large, several .waning
yesierd.iy so as to be th-. r early.
There is a very interesting iro;;n:
mapped out for the two .'lays' ses
sion of tie- convention, the prin
cipal attraction of which is C. L.
Meigs, of Indiana, who will partici
pate and give members the benefit
of his practical experience. The
program for today is very instructive
and in addition to the instruction,
there will be awarded a map to the
largest adult class present with its
teacher, excluding Weeping Water,
a contest in which a number of the
schools of the county will partici
pate. Tomorrow's session will include
the nomination and election of offi
cers and fixing the place of the next
convention. One of the features of
the session in the morning will be
an address by Rev. A. A. Randall, of
this city, upon the saloon in politics
which will be interesting and in
structive. For the afternoon a spell
ing match between the two largest
training classes attending the con
vention will be had. There will not
be a moment when there is nothing
doing. A great many went from
this city to the convention, including
an automobile party consisting of
Mrs. C. C. Parmele, Mrs. D. C. Mor
gan and Mrs. J. II. Salsbury, who
went over in Mr. Parmele's big ma
chine. Cliff C. Wescott and wife were pas
sengers for Weeping Water yester
day to attend to the preliminaries
of the convention.
Among the many who attended
from this city today were Rev. Ran
dall, Geo. L. Farley, Mrs. W. B.
Elster, Mrs. E. II. Wescott, Mrs. J.
M. Hall, Mrs'. M. Archer, Miss Etha
Crabill, Rev. J. H. Salsbury and Jesse
Govern Yourselves Accordingly.
Attention is calleu to a change of
policy on the part of the Journal
in the matter of printing news and
other items. Heretofore it has been
the policy of the Journal to print
news just as long as it was pos.-ible
before going to press. Hereafter the
forms will close promptly at 3. no
p. m. and nothing can possibly be
accepted after that hour. Since the
paper has the Linotype at work it is
the? intention to get the paper out
promptly and deliver it at the doors
of everyone in town not later than
six o'clock p. m. at the outside.
Consequently, items must reach this
office hereafter not later than three
o'c lock p. m., in order to appear the
day they are sent in.
A Fine Program.
Times looked last Saturday night
at the Majestic Theater as Manager
Walker had the people standing up
to look at one of the best programs
he has shown in the city. Particu
larly good was "Spectacular Flames,"
a colored picture of much worth and
prettiness which the audience greatly
appreciated. There were two hum
orous pictures "Prospective Heirs"
and "The Vacuum Cleaner," both of
which caused roars of laughter and
which were excrutiatingly ' fnnhy.
Therewas also a sensational picture
whijCh' took well. For: tonight Man
ager "Walker' promises another good
and funny bills which will repay wft-
nessing and for which we'beipeak a
good attendance. "T ''- v-;)
George I! rooks has a Close Call in
Putting iii Boulevard Lump!
George Brooks, one of the- men
enfplnye.'l in the Gas Company's ser
vice' had a very narrow escape last
Saturday afternoon from asphyxia
tion. He was engaged in putting
in the new Boulevard gas lamp
which the company intends to exhib
it to the members of the city council
and the public tonight at the cor
ner of Seventh and Vine streets and
was down in the trench where the
gas mains are endeavoring to make
a connection with the lamp and the
main when he -was overcome with
gas He ha-1 been warned by Snpt.
Claybatigh of the danger attendant
upon the work ai:d was in a meas
ure prepared for it, but the- fumes
were so strong that they completely
overcame him. Ho fell in tl.e
trench an 1 his fellow workmen im
me.'fakly pulled him oui. For n
short, time it was believed that he
had passed beyond aid, but a. phy-
si. iun was hurriedly :-m mom 1 an 1
every possible aid was giwu him
with the result thf! he w:s soon
brought to. lie was made -ry sick
Vy the experience bM considers that
he was fortunate in the escape.
tipeiiiitendent Cl bangh was for
tunately watching the work and
saw him in the nick of time to nro-
venf the accident resulting in death.
It. was a very narrow escape and
George's friends are extending their
congratulations upon his really
close; call and fortunate escape.
The Four Men Charged With Break-
Into and Robbing a Car Held
in $500 Bonds.
From Monday's Dally--
The preliminary examination of
the men charged with the breaking
and entering the car at the Bur
lington depot which ' contained the
household goods of William Baird,
and the stealing of some of the
goods, took place this morning be
fore Justice M. Archer. The four
men charged with the crime, Wil
liam Riley, John Owens, .Michael
Xeeson and William Murp'iy, were
arraigned and after the complaint
had been read to them by County
Attorney Rawls entered a piea of
not guilty. A. X. Sulivan appeared
to look after the interest of the de
fendants. There was quite an array of evi
dence against the prisoners. Wil
liam Baird identified the property
taken from the prisoners rs his, and
as the property which was missing
from the broken car. Deputy Sheriff
Manspeaker, Marshal Fitzgerald
and Olficer Rainey testified to the
circumstances attending to the
capture of the men and to the prop
erty being found upon them. They
also testified to the defendants
claiming to have found the clothes
in a sack in a hole in the hills near
the Burlington bridge. Agent Pick
ett testified to the breaking of the
car and Yardmaster Johnson, of the
Burlington, and Guy Mc.Maken. of
McMaken &' Sons, who had the con
tract for transferring Baird's g. ods
testified to the condition of the car
the night of the burglary .and th-
broken seal and open door on the
next morning. Constable J. R.
Denison, Clyde Jones, T. J. llkkson
and C. II. Wilson testified to the
presence of the defendants in town
on the day preceding the burglary.
Justice Archer after considering
the testimony concluded to hold all
four men for trial in the district
court, fixing their bond in the sum
of S500 which they were unable fj
give, and in default of which they
were remanded to jail. As the next
term of court will not be until next
spring, they will remain in jail un
til that time.
Took a Lns Walk.
Last Monday night one of Fred
Schroeder's daughters, living six
miles from town, got up and walked
in town in her sleep and wandered
around until she came to the home
of Ed Betts.
It seems that she Is subject to
these followed by heart trouble, so
when she regained consciousness she
was so frightened that she had con
vulsions and for a vhile her life was
dispaired of. .Her,, parents were
summoned '.and f all was doner that
couldt be done 'to relieve. . he suffer-.
ingsv "She." vas . taken 'to ;the hos
pital' in Lincoln, Tuesday .--Eagle
A Journal Reporter Writes of a Trip in South
eastern Gass County, in Liberty Precinct.
l-'rem Monday's i;iily
An excursion into the- country at
this time of the year serves to im
press upem one the gr.-at bountiful
11 ess of Providence' to the people ejf
this community. The writer Sunday
morning made a short trip out to
rnh n juid through, one of the gar
den spots of Cass county. The morn
in( v.'.'is a beautiful one, such a:;
only the; Nebraska fall is capable e f
prodi'e ing --crbp, bright an-l brne
in From the hills above th. little
city ''null l-e seen lie fig lifting
from the- valleys and tie smoke from
the many 'hiniicys lying lazily in
(lotldv l'l ve;, above the fo:-. As lie
sun rose and tie- mi--f chare,) away,
there v as presenter? n 1 1 ; i. 1 1 i ;? - 1 1 1
panorama, of hill and ale. en' fi-l.):-S
recti with en ily wheat air' mill. 1
or alfalfa and Holds yellow with t he
ripened corn or brown with the dead
grn.s of the late pasturage. It was
it grand exhibition of the ripening
season of the year, of that seasem
when' nature lays her bounteous bur
den in the lap of man.
And in 110 section of Cass county
does nature yield her products more-
generously than in this portion of
old Liberty. Talking with farmers
I am told there is no great shortage
of corn down there. It is true there
are many fields which grade low in
quantity of yield some even falling
as low as fiftetm bushels to the acre.
but the gcmeral run of the fields
seem to run right around thirty-five
to forty bushels to the acre, while in
exceptional cases sixty to seventy
bushels is produced. This means in
the total a good crop not so large
n..rl,9nu a tiOTTi .t th either vir.ll- io.iu.-, i.i huh secuon eemicl l,c
but still so much that it can be
called a fair yield and means a gen
erous income to the producers.
As one travels back from the town
and reaches the high hills and bluffs
which border the Missouri river he
finds himself coming upon scenery
as grand as any which lies out of
doors. From the high point of
view ne can iook souin ami see tor i
miles and miles a vast stretch of
valleys and hills, all alike covered
witl. the si of tlie htirvest time
of the year, while to the southwest
and west the same grand view meets
the eye, the range of vision being
for more than twenty miles in this
direction and elipping toward the
southwest almost to the town of
Dunbar. From a high hill near the
home of G. W. Garrison, one of the
most striking views can be had.
South the eye rests upon the bluffs
in the northwest part of the state
of Missouri, eastward the? high bluffs
of Iowa all hazy in the smoke of
autumn, rise from the bottom lands
sentinel outposts of the
mighty mountains of the far west., on
the north the smoke of Plattsmouth
and South Omaha meets the eye and
to the west stretches the beautiful
valley of the Weeping Water wit h
the smoke of the Xehawka quarri'-s
but a few miles away an 1 beyond
prairie which dips away into an
almost limitless horizon.
I have often wondered if thore
who lived upon those grand
hills and in the beautiful, verdure
clad valleys realized tlie great good
ness which has been bestowed upon
them and could see the beautie.s of
this country as some of the rest, of
blessed with all the good things
which this life affords.
Besides the corn, which has been
mentioned heretofore, this part of
the world has an abundancy of wher.t
and the new sown crop is reported to
be in excellent shape for the coming
winter. The fields do not look so
well as might be expected, but all
agree the crop is entering the winter
in good shape and that there should
be an abundance of it when it is
Then there is alfalfa. Years ago
when alafalfa vas first introduced
into this section, there was not" so
much faith in" its utility but tim-:-has
shown that it is one of the money
producing crops of the country and
down here where there is a pro
duction of four crops of the excel
lent feed, there must be -a super
fluity . of prosperity. . And one of
the changes of- the ... years, has been-,
the; transformation , cfs -th j Iowa
bluffs from high, bleak, dismal ap-
p. aiing hills into beautiful v. icu.-.
clad eminences. All this is eiue- :
i no Hems or a II aim w le. it . ovr t
sides and crown
1 1,
lea 1-
w 1 1 ! 1
mantles of green.
The; e are t be t hrei i,;oii(
nig of this por i;ei o
p''o 1 '.;-
this is :.!!
oat; in a
but one must not be.' I
the proeliico. There
ge-n-rous in. , suie ae j
and when they spca
ol !. 1 v !;-. in;-,
of fruit they
m-I'e.s ami ap
is U M'e be, I .
yield i lea t fops l ).
pl s I ha 11 which 1 he:-
u ea 1 1 h.
I 'i hei is s : i 1 1 one ..
I I hat i ; from t he hi; u
. and
v. bic'i
! ' row 11 t he
.Mi. .:oi;i i. Thi
: i v. 1 1 oei
their i d -
I he a I i 1 1
' '-'I. I IC.:,r-l
iiaiico dial
id the eye.
! ' hero is tiiiic e-ni .iii 1
j co r d u i ih the trees i 1,
j li 11. -s of red, yellow, j I
aim gom pro.a-iii an appi
is arli.-tie ami pbasin
Below rolls the mighty Mis. ouri,
jls tlllpid Waters mellowed to III.-
eye- from the lofty lioh-bts from
which it Is viewed ami sluicing auay
to a blue and silvery rtroam in the
distance, and from its -dge ri: -.--.
the unbroken forest of oak. hickory
and other woods. This is all a treas
ure house yet almost untouched i,y
man but soon to b denuded and laid
bare fer Its wealth.
All these beautiful scenes can be
seen in good weather by he who
cares- to view them, but in
eor don't
make the
ine roads are a fright.
a ml
bridges as such that even t he-
hardy- holds his breath when cross
ing them. It does seem that there
! shou,d h" fiomV .""vision by which
placed in good shape. It is use-less
to attempt to specify the bae. roads
of the vicinity. Tiny are legion, in
fact, it were far easier to se h-e t ijo
good sections. It is true it i.-J;es a
lot of work to ke ep these roads in re
pair but. eevn at that thiy miouM
be in much bette-r siiape than they
are now. Work is n.-e-tled till oce-r
these hills and work ought to be
,Iom'. '"' '. too. at once. As
I for iho bridges, there are so r.-w
MieeeiiL II leics ami
u pO.'l
these; roads that it Is a crying
shame? and should be looked alte r
speedily. The- floods of last, spring
have; neve r bee-n prope rly atte neb-d
to and the bridges them swept away
are still in the temporary, ami in
some cases even dangerous, condi
tion they were left in after the- few
little repairs done then. This costs
money, they say, but even true it is
money well Fpent and it should be
done. The people in this se-etion
pay their taxes in common with all
others and they are entitled to have
their roads and bridges placed in
But with all their eirawbacks,
they have one of the garden spots
of the world. Grand old L
j peopled with the e-ream of ih
it stun ds as one- of the g re ;.!;!
tions of tlie graticle-st eeji.ntv
great s'ate-.
1:1 t!
Tl-e.-ite-el '! iiein Like Pi ine es.
A hunting party whh h took plm e
yesterday had a very enjoyable day
of it at the home fjf John Warga,
near Ree-k Bluffs. The boys bagged
a nice little lot of rabbits but found
other game; scarce-, but the best part
of their e-nte-rtainmc-nt. was that
afforded by Mr. Warga who tre-ate-d
them like princes. He had a fine
meal prepared for them consisting of
everything goorl to eat, and he gave
them some genuine sweet cider
which was much to their taste. He
made them feel that they were wel
come guests to say the least and
they returned pleased with John as
a host. The party included Anton
Koubek, Tony and Joe Kanka, Jim
Ptacek, Jim Xovocek, John Jourane-k,
Geo. Gobleman, Pape, and Council
man J. W. Bookmeyer.
Mrs. Chris Christiansen, of Dead
wood, S. D.f who has baen visiting
with friends in the city for several
days and looking after business
matters, departed for her home this
afternoon. . Mrs. ; Benfer accom
panied her going to visit her son
Vi C.,? editor of the Black Hills Re
porter at Lead, S. D.
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