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VOLUME XX VI 11
PLATTSMOUTII.NKl'.KASlvA. Till. KMA V, DKCKMISKIt 1!0S
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inn Hnui tunfoinvirn in in
lib llWlf blilCI JJI Idt"" ll IIIUI UtIJ U H(bA
Ago and Vil! Run Nearly the Entire Year
. Round fl Big Thing far I!i3 Town.
From Muinliiy'x I wily.
TI.! following from the Central
City (Nebraska) Record will no
doubt bo real with considerable In
terest by every citieu of I'latts
nioutb who Is iiiti-rosii' 1 in an
establishment of an enterprise
of this character !:i this
ity. Tbt article In-low gives a full
description of the whole surround
ings, and will show to the readers
of the Journal how such an enter
prise would work here:
"The T. Ii. Morel alfalfa meal mill
began operations last Thursday, other engine for the purpose of pump
turning out its first grist of alfalfa jjK the molasses up to the miv, r.
meal on that day. It showed a en- j "The making of alfalfa meal is a
paclty of four tons per hour. The compcrativoly recent Indusiry, there
building is a large one, and. the main j being a rather limited number if the
part being covered with galvanized mill s in the 1'iiltt-d Slates. The meal
iron, is a conspicuous object in the is now extensively used by cattle ft ed
eastern part, of the city. jors and dairymen, the cattle eaiing it
mi. . t. .. .. i 1 1 t .. . 1. . . '
1 ne annua nuy is looenoti
store room, a cement block building
130x140 feet, one story high. Mere
it Is fed into the grinder, where it
is ground fine -and by means of a
powerful fan forced up through a
large pipe Into the cupola, five stories
above ground. From the cupola it
descends into large bins on the fourth
floor, from whence it drops Into a
mixing machine on the third floor,
into the mixer Is also flowing a hot
stream of molasses, the two ingre
dients being thoroughly stirred to
gether. The molasses Is readily ab
sorbed by the meal, and the mixture
is devoid of stickiness.
In the second story Is a sacking
machine, which receives the meal
from above into sacks, 'where it is
weighed and sewn up. This room Is
also used as a storing room. The
first floor is for loading into cars, the
The Bridge Building Let to the Ne
braska Construction Company.
From Wednesday's Dully.
The county commissioners at their
session yesterday and today trans
acted an Immense amount of busi
ness. In addition to allowing a
great number of claims of various
kinds they transacted quite a little
Important specific Items of busiiios.i.
The letting of the annual contract
lor onuses ur nic
one or the features or me nuemig.
This was done this morning, there
being representatives of some nine
different bridge companies on li:md
to witness the opening of the bid
and the award. It took the com mi.
doners and Clerk Itosonoratis son,c
little time to compile the figures,
which showed the Nebraska Construc
tion company of Lincoln, Nth., to
be the lowest and to whom the con
tract was awarded. The bids cov
ered pile and steel bridges, the com
missioners considering the contracts
for concrete work should be awarded
by the Job and each Job depended
upon different conditions caused by
the location of tho several Jobs. In
addition to tho Nebraska Construe
tlon company the following Arms bid
upon the work, vlt: Monarch Hrldge
Co., Falls City, Neb.; Columbia
Bridge Co., Walla Walla, Wash.;
Midland Bridge Co., Kansas City,
Mo.; Canton Bridge Co., Omaha,
Neb., Standard Bridge Co, Omaha,
Neb.; T. L. Freeman, Tec u much,
Neb.; and P. I Eusterday & Co., of
Falls City, Neb
Among other Important business
looked after by the commissioners
was the setting of a date upon which
the parties Interested In the pro
posed Salt Creek drainage district In
the northwestern part of the county,
could be heard. This was fixed on
December 1 5th, when all those Inter
sled ran appear before the board and
have' a hearing.
There were also a number of bonds
approved, among them being the
bonds of (he following road over-
seers, vix: A. u. nainaway, insmci
- t n!i.. -i.
tii .iru 'iirro'i n kidpv
wi ighing and ol'the rm in in one t oi
lier. This pari, of the building b
:!ux 10 and
The engine room is a
where a s ' . i'!ll'-(i e Ik i.
gino supplies tin power
powe;- i 'ii
TTn re is
also a gasoline en
the entire brUlin
"Outside of the
nutl a dynamo,
In. ; lighted by
on the nerlli,
I in diameter
one I housand
1 store 1 at one
Is a large tank, :5i' fe
and 2 I feet high, wher
tons of molasses can b
In connect Ion w ii h t his it un-
eagerly. With coin it furnishes a
porfedly balanced food, the meal fur
nishing the blood, bone and muscle,
while the corn puts on the fat. Or
dinarily about live Ions of meal and
from twenty to twenty-five pounds of
corn Is fed daily for fattening.
"Mr. T. H. Mord will use the great
er part of the output in his feeding
operations. For his purpose about
fifty per cent of molasses and meal
Is used. The ordinary mixture for
fatenlng purposes Is about sixty-five
per cent of meal and thirty-five of
molasses. For dairy purposes only
about twenty-five per cent of molas
ses Is advisable.
The mill is under the supervision
of J. II. Scott, formerly of Louisiana.
It will run all the year round with
the exception of one or two months In
the summer, and give employment to
ten or twelve men."
No. 11. 0. nornemeler, District C,
C. T. Richards. District 4, Wm. Stohl
man. District 8, Wm. Ketch, District
12, J. K. Rates. District 13, and J. II.
Mennlnger, District !). The bonds of
Chas. Clapp, constable Elmwood pre
cinct and Walter Norval, constable
Weeping Water precinct were ap
proved. The bonds of M. V. Wootl,
justice of the peace of Elmwood pre
cinct, A. N. Spear, justice of the
peace for Center precinct were also
The commissioners also ordered
lie placing of $4,000 insurance upon
the county fr-rm buildings, the Insur
ance to be placed In the (Jiic-n In
surance Co., of New York, and $ S.ooo
insurance upon the court house, this
ln ,,,, j,,,, t0 thl
imount carried at
I present and to be in the Continental
and' Clen Falls Insurance Compan
ies. The matter of vacating a road In
the village of Cedar Creek which has
been before the commissioners for
some time was settled by ordering
the roatl vacated.
There was a lot of other work done
which will necessarily appear in Un
published minutes of the proceedings
which will not be out before Thurs
day. In District Court.
From Monday's I'nlly.
Judge Travis this morning held a
very brief session of district court,
previous to departing for Nebraska
City. In the case of llerold vs CoateB
a motion for a new trial was argued
and submitted, the court taking the
question under advisement.
In the case of the State vs. Boz
arth, an order was entered allowing
A. N. Sullvan the sum of two hundred
and fifty dollars for his services In
defending Boxarth on the charge of
murder, this allowance to cover his
services In the lower court, the dis
trict court and any other court to
which the case may be appealed.
Bozarth has not yet beep sentenced.
ItlMit (iot l(.
From Munilny's Dally.
J. .N. Wise this afternoon received
the news that Judge J. L. Root of
this flty had been appointed to the
three year term on the state supreme
court. lie did not get the names of
the other appointees.
I leili Amputated Tott.iy.
I 'l - HI .Vnt'.lll v'ji I 1. 11 1 y .
The condition of .losepli Cr;wdtr,
the Burlington conductor whose leg
was iii.st'el at P. it I'ic .1 unci ion was
such this af't moon Unit an operation
was determined upon as a last means
ef helping him. While nn hops was
enterialmd by the attending surgeons
that his life could be saved, Un
wound bail reached the stage where
lie was absorbing from and his life
was certain to be lost unless the
oner. ii it n was performed. The cp
ien tut !. place at about I w o
nY'iocl; i lii., afternoon at the Perkins
house in which the unfortunate
man win n moved Saturday morning.
Mr. Crowd' r rested well last night
an I seenii 1 in be unking as i,ood
progress as could be expeolel '.in.!' r
t lie cii'cc ii,sl a ares, but this noon the
change ha I become so proinoni' i; I
tint the operation was I nevil ) 1 .
Little Inez Edna, Daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A!f Edgcrton, Passes Away
t'l'ein .Minii'.'iv's rally.
Died. - Edgerloii - Im-y. l-'dtia.
laughter of Alfred and Mrs. I"alger
ton, at their home near PlaHsmont ii,
Neb., a;.ed I years, 11 mouths and
I day, of typhoid fever, upon Novem
ber -Ml, 1!I0S.
After :!) illness of three wee'ts
with the dreadful s'-ourge of typhoid
fever, little Ilie;', Kdna, the beloved
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Edgcrton, passed Into the better laud
last Saturday afternoon. The little
one had suffred from her disease un
til her frail body could no longer
stand the fight and alt hough lov
ing hands did the best they could
and tin- best of medical assistance
was had, the sad parting had to
Tho funeral was held yesterday af
ternoon from the house and was quite
largely attended by all who knew of
the ,iad event. The parents have the
sympathy of all who know them in
tills very sad affliction and the loss
of their little angel. It Is doubly sad
to see death to come into the house
hold and take one so young, one
whose life bail hardly began to un
fold and who failed away as the Illy
whose tender petals are 'tout bed by
tin- winter's frost. As the loveliest
of blooms wither and die before the
merciless hand of winter so did this
sweet little life pass away before the
dread destroyer. In common with the
other friends of Mr. and Mrs. Edger
ton the Journal extends its sin
cere condolence to them in this hour
Card of Thanks.
In our bereavement, and loss of our
little daughter, Inez Edna, we de
sire to extend our thanks to the many
friends wlio assisted us In her last
illness and death, and especially do
we desire to thank Mrs. (). I!. War
tham, Mrs. .1. B. Croon, Mis. M. J.
Stiles and Mrs. Riley Jones for
their kindly work, and for the gen
erous gifts of flowers for the fun
eral. Mr. and Mrs. .1. A. Edgerton.
Mrs. Lalky Creates Mure Trouble.
The troubles of Mrs. Mary Latky,
ex-grand chief of honor of the De
gree of honor, are not all over yet
by any means. Saturday she com
menced an action in the Lancaster
county courts against Levi Munson,
proprietor of the Royal hotel at Lin
coln, for criminal libel. It will be
recalled that when the last session
of the Grand Lodge was ln session at
Lincoln, Munson commenced suit
against Mrs. Latky to recover an al
leged board bill, which he claimed
she owed. The upshot of the suit
was the defeat of Mrs. Latky for re
election as Grand Chief by a few
votes. Afterwards the case was dls
missed by Munson. Mrs. Iatky be
gan suit to eject her successful com
petltor, Mrs. May me Cleaver, from
the office and this case Is still pend
ing. Now she Htarts after Munson
and promises to make things hum un
til she has the revenge.
From Monday's Dally.
Bert Thrasher, who recently went
to work at the shops, taking a place
In the brass foundry, this afternoon
had the misfortune to fall against
a pile of babbitt metal injuring his
knee while the Injury was painful
It was not considered serious and the
worst effect will be to keep the
young man rrom his work for sev
ral days. Medical assistance was
had and the Injury dressed this after
l'a--s Cuiiiil) I 'ill it Ifl In tin Mule.
in 1 '.'ii I Pot -e.eit li r pi . i lent
(fil'lied Cuss county by 1 '2 1 1! majorpv.
In 1: N Tii ft cnnle I the county by
only 10, thus ledach':; (lie IIumvi'!'
malcrity I, I in!. A lit t le coiiipni nion
hov that this was u j n el' L',:!'.'.'
per cent to the Bryan forces over the
majority four veals ikh fi.r Ut -vlt.
Again, Koo-oel c; ri ie I I'lali-.-niuulh
by ll.'i majority, while ln,in
at the I'veni election, overcoiie tins
majority a:id landed a ui.iji iliv in
tin- city oer Tii ft uf 17, a gain in
it I 11 1 -.",(1 pi r cent.
or the winds, ihe obi Bloody Third
: IlliW S a Mo: t I'ellia rhill'le change.
Pour years ai-.o lliis ward gave Roose
velt majority, while Brvan wiped
tills out nn ! had i'L' majority, a gain
of about L'1'7 per cent. Hill' ly Ccs-:
couiny Is intiili -1 to that mule -"Mm
nieiiiascott" and Bryan
might to forward tin- animal to Dr.
Mevviirt Livingston, who, as chairman
of the deiuocrciie county committee,
in : 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . t w l
ij. illy of I 2 Pi
II is I, on Broken.
Ernest Smith, the him of .1. l
Smith, met willi a painful and ser
ious accident I'nfiiriliiy afternoon
while t ugag.'d In working al Hie ele
vator jest smith of Ihe depot, mi the
IliirliiuMon h ,n Us, Th" elevator Is
run by horse power and Smith wis
rlilini" the horse engaged in the work
win-litre cauglif lils leg in Ihe ms-
iliiery in Mime manner, breaking
Just above the ankle. Tin- break
was a bad one and as soon as possible
me lii 111 attendance was summoned,
Dr. Mall being called, and tin- frac
ture reduced. lie Is resting unite
onifortably today nod his remvory
will undoubtedly speedily follow.
This Is the third disaster that has
befallen li I in within two years, he not
long since suffering from blood pois
oning as the result of an Infected cut
ami later falling Into the river from
gasoline launch. Neither of the
accidents, however, were as seri
ous as this last one which will keep
him laid up for several days.
Another Team Causes L. A. Meising-
er's Team to Run Away.
From Monday's luilly.
L. A. Melslngi-r met with what
might have been a very serious Ho
ldout last Thursday morning, while
he was driving into the city from his
home. A few miles west of the city
his buggy was run Into by a runaway
team of Peter Ilalmes, the buggy be
ing overturned and Mr. Melsinger's
team frightened into running nvvay.
When the buggy went over Mr. Mels-
inger lighted in tin- top and in this
perilous position he was dragged
onie distance, lb- had hold of Un
reins willi one hand bill was unable
to get his other hand upon I Ik in ow-
lii!? to the danger from the heels of
the frightened stools. After being
dragged some distance he concluded
that it was useless to try to sto) Un
learn in that manner and releasid
bis hold dropping out. lie very for
tunately was not much hurt, although
some bruised and scratched up. Tin
team ran quite a distance further
when one of the a n I in a 1m stumbled
and fell and they ia:ne to a halt. Tin-
horses suffered worse than Mr. Mi-ls-Ingcr
being badly bruised up and
crippled. Mr. Melslnger overtook tin-
team and completed the Journey Into
town, the buggy being practically un
injured. The team of Mr. Ilalmes, which
was the primary cause of the trouble,
was being driven by some children
of Mr. Ilalmes who were on their
way to Thanksgiving services at the
church and it had become frightened
at a loose horse In a pasture and ran
away. After It had run Into Mr.
Melsinger's buggy the team quieted
down and the children proceeded to
church. The whole matter ended In
a much better manner than could us
ually be hoped for as such an accident
Is generally quite a serious affair.
Getting Along Nicely.
Krnni .Monday Daily.
W. L. Street, who was taken to
Inimanuel hospital last Wednesday
for an operation Is reported today as
being very comfortable and having
withstood the operation In good
shape. This will be good news to
his many flrcnds who have been hop
Ing that the operation would be ben
eficial to him. That he will steadily
Improve and he quite well Is the gen
eral belief of his family and phy
slclans and the wish of all who know
hwn rm iwv hw. mt i-tt . m .
it mil mm
a m m nun tfMUif
The Unfortunate Person Being Joe EMarly,
by Which He Will Probably Lose One Eye.
l-'i i. Ill V I'.llli .l.i s I l illy,
A terrible accbb'til took place y
lerdav afternoon al tin- bi i s foundry
of I lie Blirliugl oil i blip-; iy w hloh .li.e
Mil 'n it liy oi f the best '.nowii of
(he local founders, will probably Ium
i lie si:, III of one e o a lid pos; 1 1 I j ol
both besides sustaining : 1 1 1 1 piii,
ful burns from inollen ni'-lal. Tie
;n i blent in viii'ivl about 1 o'i bi k In
the afternoon. A pol of nn-lieu nn-t-l
nlrcnd.v for pouring In tin- iimM . I i I
bei u n,.-oi and Met 'art by I:. id pre-
I'lll'eil to lost i 1 1 1 1 1 til H T I i 11 1'e of I'le
inelal previous to pout ,!-.,. I'm- I Ills
I'll rpll. e I' i o.sl Is II, ,1 e ;;li,v. i llg I lie
speed al w lib b II, :ei.il Ih.w i or
it', t lib Idle: s III, II I 'ill'; i Ii" tempera
ture is ill -I I I lliole. I. 'i !.. I,,, lal mil:, I
In- poiire I vv ben II Is at a i n'lalii
Ii- at . What is k ;i" I as a p,a i , ;n
s 'i led lllto I lie llli I I a lid I li' ' -ii i
t,!lh will Ii tli ,n 'i n M', '.mi rues
gin : tin- found r lm b o, lo I, II
u In :i it should iie poured. The pic,
elli-e of the least I'lioiilil of ami . till''
I. poll one of ( be;. - "gales" when II, e,'
are insert! il In III lal ii sulTI-
'b Ml lo cause a deadly explosion.
Yesterday a barrow load of those
'talis" had been diiv.pid befoio l.':o
pot and when M' nilliy weul ii; u-m-rt
the "gale" ,i t i Titic and blinding
explosion followed. -'rom siuu- unex
plained cause tii - g.tl ". had ev bleiii I,"
In i (-me damp o" wot and lis contiu'
.villi the mass of t'l-l, -I bro,-' pro
duced the explosion.
The lilery mass enveloped MeCuriliy
about the head Inflicting seven- and
terribly painful Isjurles to the
unfortunate man. His fellow work
men dashed to his assistance at once
and as quickly us possible he was
hurried to the office of Ihe Burling
ton surgeons where a cursory exam
ination showed them the terrible na
ture of his Injuries. Everything that
could be done for his relief willi tin
facilities to be had locally was done
and by Ihe use of anesthetics a gnat
deal of the pain was relieved. As
soon as possible arrangements were
made to have him taken to Omaha
where he could be treated by Dr.
Cifford, a specialist in such Injuries,
and when- hospital r.e Hides wen- to
be had. Accompanied ,y the llur
iington local surgeon, Mr. McCarthy
was taken to Omaha and Clarksnn
hospital, where an examination by
There are Ho Ifs cr Ands Abcut it
the Louisville is Being Built.
When Ihe Louisville piople lake a
notion lo do a thing they geneially
find some way of doing It. After
waiting for three years or more to,
have the two counties, Cass ami
Sarpy do llib r duty In this direction,
tlu-y came to tin- com liislon that
there was no use to wait any longer,
so the enterprising citizens of that
up-to-date little illy Join hands lo
raise the money to reconstruct the
bridge which crosses the Platte river
at that point, and which was taken
out by the high water and the break
ing up of the Ice In the early spring.
This paper always believed that an
Injustice has been done the people of
Unilsvllle. It wbs somebody's duty
to rebuild that bridge, and common
sense will teach anyone that If His
not the duty of the counties through
which the river runs, It must be Ihe
duly of the state. No matter now.
The people have gone to work to re
construct it themselves and as will
be seen from Ihe following from the
Louisville Courier the work has been
commenced. All hail to the enter
prising citizens of Louisville, who
have the vim and grit to do things
when they go after them:
"The Courier Is pleased to be able
to notify the public that actual work
Is now under way In rebuilding the
Platte river wagon bridge at this
place, and that three months hence
team may cross ami recross at will.
"This will be welcome news to the
thousands of people throughout east
ern Nebraska and western Iowa, who
have been Inconvenienced by absence
v iui " i li r n Hi I
Il XptTls. disclosed that Ibo h'fl
eye had boon lorribly burned, tin
niolu u metal pen, -inning i,h,i,,,- u.
Jelid and III. rally cool, lug the i v
ball. Tin- right i i e was also lis y
burned w hile I ho hair on I bo boad
was bin m il oil' In hunt and I In- face
bad suffered what Is known as la-cinid
ibgroi- burn::, these e. I end i II g bin k
of the ears. While tlnro IUI MM ,.
Very painful Hiey are not deep ninl
not mar I In- awful ti'ilure nf ihe
Ijm in. i f be i i ..
'I In- alli iiolng surgeons bold mil
Utile hope of saving either of r.
i Carl hj 's eyes, practically con I-
lii'. Uil't tile sight of Ibo lofl oyo
ulil surely be nono mi l I bill of he
tii bl to beliii; lii such shape I hal
they will not guaianlee or ovi u Vell
iiiio to irlii il (In- probability of sav-
ing It . It w ill be i ssary for Mr.
McCarthy In remain in lln- loispllal
for Mime linn- In foi o he can re
turn home and after his return a
deal depoiiiis upon tin- ultimate
result of his injuries as to when In-
can lesiiiiie work of any kind.
The accident Is such a one as U
liable to occur at any lime In u
foundry and the cause will always
probably remain a mystery. The pres
ence of wnlrr upon the gate could
have been cnum-tl In many ways. The
most generally uccepli-d theory Is
that someone carelessly or Inadvert
ently expectorated upon Ihe gait- lis
il lay upon lln- floor and Hint Mc
t -nil i,i- rii.i i,. i,,.ii,. ii u i... ,. ,
I,, it nn ii v n in
to tISt- It.
The accident Is balb-d here by Mr.
McCarthy's friends with more
than tlie usual amount of sympathy
as he has been having a great ileal of
bad link for several years past, lln
suffered a three months' lay off last
spring by reason of an out break of
small pox in his family and later one
of bis little boys became afflicted
with trouble with bis eyes and this
caused him a loss of ninth lime and
i-xpeme In lookiiig after It. This
lasl trouble ionics as a culmination
of a long series of tub fort lines.
McCarthy is a married man, resid
ing in (In- smith part of tin- city, ami
lias a wife ami live children. He Is a
member of several fraternal orders
and is a very popular and wi 11 known
of minus lo ones ihe Platte river,
but moi'i-especially will il be gratify
ing lli'WS to III" people living along
the licit Ii bunks of the river, who de
sire to come to l.oi'lsville lo do tll'-lr
trading ho'ii'i.--- of I be boiler (onli
lliin i f tin- roads and the nearness to
murkd. It Is good in ws to the peo
ple of Lieilsv ilb, not only from tin-
sti'lll of t ill '. ellienee, bill because
It elihiiuies tie- value of eVi ry piece
of property in the town. It was the
thing needed to make Lotil.svllb- the
best town In Ibis part of the state,
and now If nil will unite and help
push they will be rewarded by seeing
Louisville grow ns It m-ver has grown
before. If you are a dead one, get
out ami make room for those who
are willing to do things, because
Louisville Is going ahead, and it will
take more than a few moss backs to
keep her bat k."
Another Alfalfa Mill.
Instead of waiting quietly for
some one to come along and supply
the capital necessary for the con
struction of an alfalfa meal mill tho
people of Nebraska City have gotten
together and arranged to start and
operate one with total capital. A
party of their citizens and capital
ists have organized a company with
a capital stock of from $2i,000 to
$30, 0(H) and purchased the old build
ings of the starch works and com
menced the work of putting them
In shape and Installing machinery
for the new mill. There Is a lesson
In this for the people of this city. If
a canning factory and alfalfa meal U
to be built here let the work be got
ten under way at once. If the city
waits until the field Is all taken up
there will be no use of doing any
thing. Nebraska City spirit Is a
good thing and a little of It In
Plattsmouth would help a lot.
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