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VOLUME XX VI II
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1908
Governor -Elect Injured at the Shriner In
itiation at Lincoln.
Kroiu Friday's Daily
Lincoln, Neb. 19. With his left
leg cushioned fh a chair. Governor
elect Ashton B. Shallenberger today
received scores of callers at his room
in the Lincoln hotel. Many came Just
to pay their respects and condole
with him over the accident which
will put him ojit of active comrals
Eion for a short time, probably. In
spite of the inconvenience caused by
a broken bone .the new governor
spent the entire, day consulting with
prominent men-: from all over the
state with result to the program
for the coming - administration.
He was injured at the close of an
initiation into the Shriners last
eight. He had "traversed the burn
ing sands without mishap, but wou:.d
up by twisting his,.- ankle. He is a
heavy man and the result was that
one of the small ankle bones broke,
at least that is the diagnosis of Dr.
Pitzsimmons, who attended him. It
was thought that nothing worse than
a slight strain had been suffered
for some time.
The injury will make it impossi
ble for Mr. Shallenberger to fill his
appointments in Omaha." He an
nounced definitely this afternoon
that he will not be able to go to
Omaha Friday night and will prob
ably return to Alama to rest and re
Ladies Make Glorious Suc
cess Out of Affair.
From Friday's Daily
The bazarr given last night for the
second time by the - ladies of St.
Mary's Guild of the Episcopal church
was the close of two of the finest per
formances of the kind ever given or
attempted in this "city. Throughout
the performances the Journal has re
viewed them so thoroughly little re
mains to be said.. It is ja, pleasure
to remark thai! the performance last
evening was up to that of -the. pre
vious night and that the attendance
was again excellent.
The marvelous work of the ladies
in preparing the several booths has
been commented upon at length and
little additional can be said upon that
line except to note . the heavy ex
pense to which a number of them
have been placed. That it. was heavy
one need only look at the work on the
booths to tell.
The vaudeville performance, which
was under the directiooof Mr- H- S.
Austin, was again a glittering suc
cess, every number earing well meri
ted applause and encores in profu
sion.. This performance- is -generally
spoken of as the very finest of
the kind ever given here although
many other excellent attractions have
been given by Prof. Austin .which
won the people. He, was assisted in
this entertainment by the very best
talent the city could 'produce and
everyone knows what it is? Those
assisting in the program included
in addition to Prof."Xusfin, Mrs.
Austin, Miss Edna .Petersen Mr... Guy
McMaken and Misses Catherine and
Edith Dovey, an array of talent
which in itself guaranteed a fine
evening's entertainment. .
The. general direction " of the en
tertainment was given by Mrs. Eva
Reese and the credit for its success
is in a large measure due to her in
dominable persistence and persever
ence in getting it. lined up and in
shape. Throughout the-preliminaries
and during the progress of the enr
tertainment she was constantly at
work lining the attraetions up.
She. had many forthy assistants,
including Miss Ella Margaret Dovey,
Mrs. A. L. Tidd, Misses Barbara, and
Mia Gering, Mrs. J. E. JIcDaniel, Mrs.
H. N. Dovey, Mrs. H. S. Austin, Mrs.
L. A. Moore, Mrs. C.W. Baylor; Mrs.
Geo. Dodge, Mrs. T. P. Livingston.
Miss Lucille Bates, Miss Verna Leon
ard, Mrs. A. L. Anderson, Mrs. Cook,
Miss Alice Eaton, Miss Reinhackel,
Miss Lena Fricke, Misses Veria ad
Ina Hatt. Miss Stanfleld Jones, Mrs.
Anna Britt, Miss Kittie Cummins,
cuperate for a few days. He hopes
to be able to carry out his intention
of making the trip to Oklahoma later.
The governor-elect stated that he
would probably have an announce
ment to make tomorrow with respect
to the policy of his administration
on certain specific matters. He may
also have some more appointments
to make public. It is the intention
of the new governor to take the peo
ple of the state into his confidence
just as fast as he arrives at definite
Among thoe with whom he has
been in conference are J. H. More
head of Fall City. C. E. Harmon of
Holdredge, C. P. Fall of Beatrice,
Representative M. A. Bates of Platts-.
mouth. Dr. A. P. Fitzsimmons of
Tecumseh. B. Koedler of Geneva, C.
M. Gruenther of Columbus, Arthur
F. Mullen of O'Neill.
The governor-elect has been be
seiged by the applicants of the ap
pointments of which he may dis
pose, and by friends and indorsers
of applicants. It Is likely that he
will have all the new appointments
off his hands before the new term
begins, however, and will not be buf
feted around by office seekers while
he is getting the new administration
Miss Florence Dovey, Miss Violet
Dodge, Mrs. W. L. Pickett, Miss
Maud Mason, Mies Anna Egenberger,
Mrs. D. O. Dwyer, Mrs. Jjenry Her
old. Mrs. V. C. Clements, Miss Delia
Tartsch, Mrs. Petersen, Miss Robin
son, Miss Thompson and a host of
others, all of whom are entitled to
great credit for their activities and
expenditures toward making tne ba
zaar the great success it was' To
the several ladies in charge of the
booths and their erection too much
praise cannot be bestowed, those hav
ing charge of the booths being, Japan,
Miss Ella Margaret Dovey, Italy, Mrs.
A, "-L. Tidd, Ireland, Miss Barbara
Gering, England, Mrs. Geo. bodge,
United States, Mrs. T. P. Livingston,
Spain, Mrs, J. E. ..McDaniel, Holland
Miss Verna Leonar4.
One of the best features cf the en
tertainment was the disposition of
all asked to make substantial dona
tions for it. Those foreign manufac
turers of food products who were
asked ' to donate to the affair did
so with commendable generosity and
the United States booth was a verit
able pure food show in itself while
each of the other booths had many
fine donations -in evidence, particu
larly that of Ireland which was as
fine an exhibit of needle work as is
seen in many, larger exhibitions.
The several booths which, served
refreshments are to be highly com
mended as they had most excellent
and toothsome delicacies in abund
ance. There was a delicious and
soothing tea at Japan. Italy furnished
nearly every delicacy the palate could
ask while the Spanish booth served
Pinos, a toothsome pineapple drink
whiiih went :, to the spot', and chile con
carne, that' southern-dish which has
warmed, its way into-our hearts, most
deliriously "made and highly appetiz
ing. Holland had coffee and cake of
The success of the bazarr netted
the Guild a handsome sum and marks
an ephoc in the arrangement of such
affairs in the future. It shows that
a meritorious attraction in this city
gets patronage and leads the way for
" Making a Short Trip.
From Friday's Daily
Former Senator S. L. Thomas and
Walter L. Thomas, agent for the
famous Jackson automobile, this af
ternoon made a trip to Weeping Wa
ter in their, new. machine taking with
them A. W. Atwood, the Omaha Bee
correspondent in this city. The pur
pose of the trip was to give Mr. At
wood the opportunity to see the coun
try, in its fall dress and also to dem
onstrate the smooth running qualities
of the new machine. Wherever
good roads are encountered It is
likely a test of the machine's- speed
ing qualities will be made. The
party will return this afternoon also.
Returns Her Thanks.
Mrs. E. Sliubeck, the woman for
whem the Journal several weeks ago
made an appeal for help, and who at
the time had diptheria In the family
preventing her from attending to her
work, was a caller at the Journal
office and asks that her sincere
thanks be extended to a number of
ladies in the city who came to her as
sistance in response to the Journal's
appeal. She reports that she re
ceived substantial aid which enabled
her to tide over the bad spell she
was having." Thlrt - was the case
which the V commissioners Investi
gated and found that they were with
out legal authority-to-aid . her but
whkh was a genuine case- where help
was needed. The woman is now
able to again take up her work, the
family being well, out of quarantine
and any" work' given her will be ap
Settled the Case.
The case of Micek vs. Svehla, men
tion of which was made in the Jour
nal several days ago has been set
tled and dismissed at the costs of
the plaintiff. The garnishee William
Holly was ordered to pay over the
money' in his hands to - the defend
ant. . The terms of settlement were
not filed with Judge Beeson, so they
are not made public. This is the case
wherein Matthew Gering as the attor
ney for Carl Micek" sought to gar
nishee the insurance money of the
late Frank Svehla in the hands of
William Holly, payable to Marie
Svehla, the widow. The case prom
ised to raise some nice law points but
it did not reach the trial.
License to Wed Issued to Two Pop
ular Cooples Yesterday.
From Friday's Daily-
Judge Beeson in county court yes
terday issued two. marriage licenses to
prominent young people " of Cass
county. One was to Jerry McHugh,
aged 26 of South Bend and Miss Em
ma Esther Towle aged 2 9,. of Wabash,
and the other license was to Conrad
Crabtree, aged 22 and Essie Place
aged 22. both of Eagle. All the
parties belong to old-and well known
families in the county, and are very
prominent and popular young ..peo
ple in their several communities. Mr.
McHugh has long been a resident of
South Bend and is a young man of
most exemplary life and character
and his many friends wish him a
very long and happy married, life.
Miss Towle. is a daughter of George
Towle of Wabash, a most estimable
and accomplished young lady with a
wide circle of friends whose best
wishes will follow her in her matri
monial venture. Mr. Crabtree is. one
of the best known of the younger
gentlemen near Eagle, a fine young
man with an excellent record as an
industrious and energetic citizen,
who enjoys a large number of friends
whose congratulations he receives.
Miss Place is also well known in her
vicinity as an accomplished and pop
ular young lady and one with a great
host of friends, all of whom extend
to her their best wishes for future
Pleased With His Work.
M. S. Briggs haa Just completed
the painting of the exterior of a new
house at Murray 'which was built by
Jas. A. Walker, W. W. Hamilton
having had the-contract for the erec
tion of the structure. Mr.. Briggs is
now engaged in doing some painting
for Miss Mae Patterson upon her res
idence on High School Hill. Ke has
found work in his line very plentiful
of late and now has many jobs in
sight which he must get to during
the coming winter. His work has
earned him a reputation as an excel
lent painter and stands as a guar
antee of good service. Mr. Walker
is quite well pleased with his work
at Murray -and as all his other cus
tomers stand, he is willing to cheer
fully recommend him.
A Great Convenience.
An exchange , advocates a plan
whereby young ladies attending
church in the evening can register
their names in the church vestibule
so that the young men who are in the
habit of lingering around the church
door can see whether or not their
best girl is present and thus set a
troubled brain at rest, without both
ering the audience. The plan would
Undoubtedly - be a great convenience
for a certain class of young men and
would work well In Plattsmouth.
Hicks Says Thanksgiving Clear.
For the benefit of those of the
Journal readers who pin their faith
of the weather predictions of Prof.
Irl R. Hicks, the Journal was per
mitted to examine a copy of his al
manac which Is the property of R.
Sherwood. From this it appears that
Thanksgiving day will be clear and
fair with no sleet or snow but that
the following three days or rather he
says the 26th, which is Thanksgiving
Day, the 27th and 28th will have
sleet, snow and cold November rains.
In the preceding sentence Prof. Hicks
says that "TrJanksgiving day will miss
the usual sleet and snow" which
makes his predictions somewhat con
flict and makes the professor sure
to connect. "He further predicts the
month will end with storms with sleet
and snow and that we must be pre
pared, for heavy storms during De
cember. FORMER CITIZEN
Henry DeGarmo of Los Angeles, Cal
ifornia, In City. -
From" Friday's Dally
P. p. Bates yesterday had a visit
from "an old time friend of his in the
person of Henry DeGarmo, of . Los
Angeles, Cal. Mr. DeGarmo was for
merly a resident of this city having
come here in the early days as a
plasterer and having done a large
number of Jobs upon the older build
ings of the city. He is a man who
plastered Fitzgerald's hall, . now
Coat3s' lJvll vears ago. II -3 married
Mfss Emma Geiger, then or.s of the
belles of the city. He and Lis wife
are ur w on their road horn aitr an
ejrtendeO- visit in Europe h&ving been
absent on their tour since April of
this ye?r. Mr. DeGarru.) is connected
with ibe Los Angeles cement &. Lime
Co., a large plaster and cement cor
por&ticn and is financially consider: 1
as one of that city's biggest, men.
He .has ;suf fered the . usual ups and
downs of life since his departure
for the coast city, having several
times lost his entire" fortune only to
regain it with much added. Mrs. De-
Germo is expected in the city -within
a few days for a visit with Henry
Boeck and wife.
For His Family's Sake.
The Beatrice Sun says: It is the
business of a newspaper to chronicle
the events of "the day, and among
them are the court findings and do
ings of the courts.
Sopaetimes in the course of gath
ering the news, the reporter finds
something that does not reflect par
ticular credit upon a party in the
case. The culprit or someone sent
by . him comes to the editor and re
quests that .no mention be made of
the matter "for the sake of his fam
ily." If it is a court finding .it isa
matter of public record and it is
the duty of the newspaper to keep
the public posted upon such matters.
If an exception be made, why not
an exception be made in the next
case? If a part of the news is slip
pressed why should it not all be
kept in the dark.
The smallest part, of the whole
business for the culprit to try to
hide behind his family. Why doesn't
he admit that it is his own cowardice
that causes him to seek immunity
from. what he deserves? Why does
he try to drag his grey haired mother
or his wife and children to shield
him. It is not because of his love
for them, but it is. his own . low
down cowardliness. For if he really
thought so highly of his family, and
was so considerate of their feelings,
he would have kept out of the court
records. People who conduct them
selves -as they should, keep out of
trouble ..with courts. If they have
any business in .court It will not re
flect discredit, upon them, unless it
An -offender asking that his mis
deeds be covered up should not plead
the-eause of "his family," but he
should admit that he had no respect
for his family - or himself at the
time the thing was done, and ask the
editor to have more respect for him
than he had for himself.
Potatoes For Sale.
I just received a car load of fine po
tatoes the first of this week; of the
Early Ohio variety', for seed at 70 cents
per bushel,, and also some. Burbanks at
65 cents. I will deliver to all parts of
the city. Call phone No. 253, Black. K
Car on Missouri Pacific tracks.
J. E. Leesley.
Ten Thousand Dollars Amount of Bond to
tho District Court.
From Friday' Dally
The examination of Fred Ossenkop
before Justice Archer yesterday re
sulted in his being held for trial in
the district court in $10,000 bonds
which he gave with the same sure
ties as had appeared for him in the
lower court, viz: John Ossenkop.
The evidence which took the great
er part of the day was practically
the same that was given in the Jour
nal at the time. the unfortunate af
fair occurred. From this it appeared
that the murder occurred about 8:30
or 9 o clock p. m. on the 16th day
of September of this year. It was at
the close of a picnic at Eagle and
Ossenkop had been drinking more
or less during the day. He met
Byrnes, who lived near him in Lan
caster county near the village of
Walton, on the street in Eagle, the
two men being walking in the same
direction and Ossenkop grabbed
Byrnes about the neck. Byrnes
twisted partially, about and the two
men fell from the sidewalk some two
feet above the ground. After a mo
ment or so of wrestling on the ground
Ossenkop leaped to his feet and
Finds Citizens' Dissatisfied With the
Lights and Quotes Figures.
Supt. A. Clabaugh of the Nebraska
Light company has returned from
a trip to Glenwood, la., where he
went for the purpose of investigating
the lighting situation. Mr. Cla
baugh found the greatest dissatisfac
tion existing in that city because of
the poor quality of the service .fur
nished by the Glenwood concern, and
was besought by the citizens to enter
the Held as a competitor with the
Glenwood plant and give them some
decent- service. He interviewed a
great number of the merchants and
business men there and comes back
well satisfied that the light situa
tion "here' so' far as . the commercial
end of it-is concerned is far superior
to what they have to put up with in
thelowa town. He also examined
the plant in that city and is amazed
that competent judges should pro
nounce it a satisfactory one. It is
manifest that the plant is much too
small for the service asked and it is
in bad condition besides. While
here Mr. Clabaugh secured some in
teresting information regarding city
lighting which he has placed at the
disposal of the Journal. The city
lighting system consists of four arc
lamps of 1200 O P., eight incondes
cent lamps 50 C. T.. and forty in can
descent lamps of 32 C P. For this
service the town pays" " the follow
ing rates. For the arc lamps $72
per lamp per year, .for. the 50 C. P.
lamps 121.00 per year and
forty incandescent lamps 512
per lamp per year. This is for
midnight service. The' proposed -ol
fer of the local company was for an
all night service of what is known as
forty-five candle power, gas lamps,
which are" in reality from forty-five
to fifty-five C. P., for $29 per' lamp
per year, an offer far superior to
the Glenwood rates, while upon the
arcs a superior service is offered at
$90 per year, this service to run. un
til one a. m., so as to light the city
until after the arrival of the mid
night train on the M. P. Taken all
around the local proposition is far
superior to that given Glenwood.
These figures readily, show that the
supposed to be cheap light which
Glenwood is receiving exists only in
the imagination and when the quality '
is considered they are paying an ex
orbitant price for light,, Supt. F. C.
Weber of the water company accom- j
panied' Mr. Clabaugh and supports
his " assertions. In 'addition to the
high price which Glenwood Is paying.
they; also gave Bortenlanger a twenty.-
year . franchise which they would
like to get rid of now.
Call up Plattsmouth phone No. 11 for
livery. Smith & Smith.
LD IQ MM
kicked Byrnes several times about
the head and face. He had previous
ly struck him several times with hi
fist while they were on the ground.
Byrnes gasped a few times and then
died. Medical examination disclosed
that Byrnes' neck had been broken
in the fall or by the blows or kicks.
This was the substance of the testi
mony befor Justice Archer yesterday.
The complaint against OsKeiikop fflrd
by County, Attorney Rawls charged
murder in. the second degree. The
preliminary yesterday was conducted
by County Attorney Rawls assisted
by Attorneys Doyle and Delacy of
Lincoln, who had been retained by
the dead man's family to assist in tin
prosecution while the defense was
conducted by Matthew Gering. The
case will be for trial next spring at
the first session of the district court.
County-Attorney-elect W. C. Ramsey
was present at the court, an inter
ested spectator as he will have the
prosecution to look after next year.
Justice Archer this morning pre
pared a transcript in the case and de
livered the same to Clerk of the Court
Jas. Robertson during the day.
AN KXCKL.LKNT MAJOKITV.
William C. IlamseyVOreat Kun for
From Friday's Dully
A compairson of the vote cast in
Cass county' at the recent election,
as shown in the officially tabulated
vote published in -yesterday' Jour-'
nal, 6hows that William C. Ramsey
or county attorney, received the larg
est vote cast for any candidate on
either national, state', congressional
or county tickets, his total vote be
ing 2,591. Governor Sheldon comes
next with a total vote of 2,581
just ten less than Billy received. Rut .
George Sheldon received 290 majori
ty while Billy's majority was four
less 286. This difference resulted
from the fact that Billy's competitor
received just fourteen votes more
than Gov. Sheldon's competitor, Tidd
receiving 2,305 votes and Shallen
Billy's phenomenal vote as a democratic-county
candidate in a presi
dential year, has never been equaled
in Cass county. In fact his total vote
is only twenty-six less than that tct .
ceived by County Clerk Rosenerans
one year ago, when the latter re
ceived 1,055 majority over Mr.
Of the twenty-five precincts and .
wards in the county Billy carried
fifteen or three-fifths of them by
the following majorities: Salt Creek
2, South Bend8, Center 33. Avoca 3, '
Mt. Pleasant 4, Eight Mile Grove 69,; '
Liberty 54, Plattsmouth precinct 72,
First Rock Bluffs ao. Second Rock ,
Bluffs 57, Plattsmouth city, first,
ward 31, -second ward 96, third ward"
68, fourth ward 28, fifth ward 33. '
The second ward, in which Billy
was born and lived all bis life, gave
him his largest majority of any pre- .
cinct or ward in the county 9 0. And
Plattsmouth 'city, with every ward
in line, gave Billy a phenomenal ma
jority of 256.
- - -From
Our excellent friend, C. E. Cook,
who resides immediately south of the
city, .was In town early this morn
ing, looking after lumber for the
erection of new corn cribs to place
on his already most complete farm in
Cass county. Mr. Cook does not need
the cribs for his big crop this sea
son, as.it was very short Indeed, and
while Charley has very little faith
in republican prosperity, he Is tak
ing them at their word, and expects
a big crop next' year since the de
feat of W. J. Bryan for president.
Here With New Auto.
Sam Cashner and wife, from Uni
versity Place, who arrived here in
their new auto Wednesday evening,
are spending a few days in the coun
try, very pleasantly visiting among
old friends. They have been visiting
at the homes of T. W. Vallery, W. D.
Wheeler, S. O. Cole, Jos. II. Cook and
C. E. Cook.
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