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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1909
Omaha Parties May Form Now
Company to Handle It
From Monday's Dally. ,
Plattsmouth wants an electric In
terurban line to connect that city
with Omaha. For Beveral years a
line between Omaha and Plattsmouth
has been under discussion, but no
move looking to the building of the
road has been made for some time
until .Thursday when the Commercial
Club at Plattsmouth, at an enthusas
tic meeting, decided the town wanted
an electric line and wanted it this
summer. A committee was appointed
to confer with G..W. Wattles, pres
ident fo the Omaha & Council Bluffs
Street Railway Company to induce
that company to build to Platts
mouth. When the interurban line was
built to Bellevue and Fort Crtook two
years ago a survey of the line was
made from Fort Crook to Platts
mouth, but no further action was
taken. The Platte River must be
crossed and this will take an expen
Mr. Wattles says he will hear any
proposition the Plattsmouth people
care to make.
"Under the laws of Nebraska
which were enacted at the last ses
sion of the legislature, we are not
permitted to build and operate in
terurban lines or to own stock in
them," said R. A. Leussler, secretary
and general manager of the Omaha &
Council Bluffs Street Railway Com
pany, and also of the Omaha &
Southern Interurban Railway com
"That line is ail expensive proposi
tion because of the brldee across the
Platte River and we estimate the
twelve miles from Fort Crook to
Plattsmouth would cost $250,000. If
the laws permitted this company to
build the line to Plattsmouth we
would not have the money available
for that purpose this year because
of other large Improvements we are
planning in Omaha."
If the local company took up a
proposition of this sort it would
probably form a new concern to
handle it in order to meet the re
quirements of the state law. Oma
From the above item It can be
seen that about the only prospect for
the proposed Interurban will be the
formation of a company to build a
line from this city to Fort Crook or
Bellevue. Such, a line would very
likely pay if constructed as there Is
no doubt but that it would do prac
tically all the passenger business be
tween the two cities. It is more than
probable that the line after complet
ion would be purchased bytheOmaha
line and made a part of their system.
The only trouble to be anticipated in
this case, la the inability to raise the
funds with which to build the line.
This would have to be done by the
sale of stock and bonds of the new
corporation. Whether the citizens
of this city could put up a sufficient
amount of money to build It would
have to be determined by an actual
canvaBs of the city. In the above in
terview, the cost of the line is placed
as $250,000 or more than $20,000 a
mile as the proposed extension is
figured from Fort Crook. These fig
ures look excessive and doubtless are.
It would not be necessary to do much
heavy grading as the generpl lay of
the land from Fort Crook here Is lev
el until within the immediate vi
cinity of this city and Fort. Crook.
The line if built from Bellevue could
be built cheaper than from Fort
Crook as would avoid the range of
hills near the latter town, and would
have a light grade virtually to this
city, the hills commencing some two
miles north of here. With proper
precautions there is no reason why
an easy entrance through some of the
glens in the hills into the city couU
not be found, greatly reducing the
cost of the road.
The largest item of the proposed
roads the Platte River bridge but
the figures on this would not make
near the high figures estimated by
the gentleman quoted above. The
bridge would be expensive on account
of its length and the fact that it
would have to be well built and pro
tected against spring floods. It
would probly cost in the neighbor
hood of $10,000 to $12,000. From
past experience it would be seen that
the twelve miles which it is proposed
to build ought to be built at a cost
of not to exceed 150.000 instead of
$250,000 aB figured out above. It is
the belief of many who have had ex
f pprlnnon in railway construction that
the lower figures will be found near
ly correct. If equipment is to be
purchased, the former figures would
likely represent the outside cost of
both building and equipping the line.
Hon. R. B. Windham who is chair-
man of the special committee of the
Commercial Club states that he ex
pects to call a meeting of the commit
tee sometime during this week. So
far no steps have been taken toward
getting the matter under way, al
though Mr. C. C. Parmele has had
some informal talk with the Omaha
parties over the situation. Judge
Travis, the third member of the com
mlttee, has been so busy In court
since the meeting that he has not
been able to give the matter his at
tention but he will do what he can
In any event, there is a probability
that there will be something doing
along these lines and that this road
Is more than a possibility.
In connection with this road there
Is a good deal of talk about the con
structlon of a line from this city out
through the country, toward Manley
and Murdock and possibly Elm wood
and Eagle. That this line would pay
and be a good thing for all the towns
upon It as well as those living along
the line, is generally conceded while
It could likely be built at a compara
tively amall cost. This matter will
receive more notice later.
Jury on Hand and First Case is State
From Monday's Daily.
District court convened this morn
ing with all the members of the jury
on hand and ready for action. The
members of the regular panel are
Hugh Armstrong, C. C. Baldwin, II.
E. Becker, Geo. Horn, Lloyd Capen,
Jas. Gulllon, Frank Gustin, W. C.
Hamilton, Wilber Hayes, Lewis Ho-
back, Ben Horning, O. C. Hudson,
Frank Jameson, Lee KIrkpatrIck, Guy
McMaken Clark Newlon, August
Panska, Henry Pollard, John Schul
hof, W. L. Thomas. J. O. Ward, John
Weichel, B. Wolph, Frank Zoz. The
first case to be tried will be that of
the State vs. Riley et al, a burglary
case wherein the defendants are
charged with breaking and entering
a car in the Burlington yards In this
city and taking therefrom several
articles of wearing apparel belong
ing to Superintendent of Shops
Baird.. This case will be taken up
Business done last week by Judge
Travis Includes the following:
Wendt, vs. Leary et al. The 5th
paragraph of the plaintiff's motion
sustained. Defendant excepts. The
2nd paragraph of the plaintiff's mo-
tain sustained and the 6th paragraph
of the defendant's answer stricken
out. Defendant excepts. The 3rd
paragraph of the plaintiff's motion
overruled. Plaintiff excepts. The
fourth paragraph of plaintiff's mo
tion overruled. Plaintiff excepts.
White vs. Sterm et al. Demurrer
sustained. Plaintiff has ten days in
which to file an amended petition.
Restraining order continued in force
for the term or until the further or
der of the court. Plaintiff excepts.
McVicker vs. City of Plattsmouth.
Motion to make more definite and
certain overruled except as to date of
gTadlng. Plaintiff required to allege
date of grading. Defendant excepts.
Taylor vs. Stull. Judgment for
lntervenor, Byron Clark, plaintiff ex
cepts. Defendant except!. See files
for judgment entry.
Miller et al vs. Worth. Case con
tinued until Saturday, February 6,
1909, at 9 o'clock a. m.
Manspeaker vs.' Scott et al. De
murrer sustained. Plaintiff excepts.
- Lynn et al vs. Lynn et al. Referee
reports lands cantiot be divided.
Bond fixed at $2,500.
State vs. Ossenkop. County at
torney has leave to endorse the
names of Jos. Hodthwaller, O lse
Hendricks, John Hornby, Mrs. Def
enreid, Ed Roberts, Geo. Reitter, sr.,
on the Information. Defendant ex
State vs. Hixon. Set for trial
Wednesday at 1:30 p. m.
January 21, 181HK
From the Journal files.
Examinations in public
Sleighing unusually fine.
An Unusual IroceeHiig.
A peculiar proceeding has been
filed in County Court-by Clarence
Teft, attorney for Dena Peokham of
Avoca. The petition sets forth that
Lucia A. Halght died at Avoca on
Jones tendered Mrs. J. C. Elkenbary
and a number of lady friends a big More About the Disbarment PrOCeed-t April 9- 1908- Bciz(,- of some real
ooo-siea nue Deiore ner departure . . , , .... estate in the village of Avoca. all of
for her future home at Omaha. & unicn were UYcrniletl By
Triul of Oppernmn, Extromer and
Gibson in County Court before Judge
Ramsey on charge of interfering From Monday's Dally.
with electric lijsht Dlant. and crln- UrJe mention was made in Sat-
pllng machinery. Men discharged urda5r 8 Journal of the fact that the
by court. supreme court at Its sitting, had
the Supreme Court
which Is exempt under the state laws.
The prayer of the petition is that the
county court enter an order assign
ing the estate left to the petitioner
and that no further proceedings in
administration of the estate be held.
Notice is td bn fflven hv nuhltcaHnn
E. B. Thrall has three fingers of handed down a decision reversing and of the date of the hearing upon the
right hand mashed while coupling
cars and Dr. Livingston compelled to
January S., 1800.
Mrs. Parmelia Shlpman, wife of
Dr. A. Shlpman, died aged 47 years,
7 months and 2 days.
Residence of Monte Lloyd near
village of Union destroyed by fire.
A young man and his girl sleigh
riding on Pearl street struck a
block of Ice dropped from an ice-
hauler's wagon, sleigh overturned
and couple thrown out. Team ran
away but nothing was damaged and
no injuries resulted to the couple.
L. G. Todd wrote caustic letter to
the Journal on the court house ques
Infant child of J. W. Thomas died
On Main street there were forty
loads of wood and twelve loads of
petition. The proceeding is a rather
dismissing the disbarment proceed
ings against General John C. Watson
of Nebraska City.
It will be recalled that Watson was
charged with attempting to deceive
and practice fraud upon the court
and causing a forged, false and fraud
ulent affidavit to be made in the case
of Charles D. Butterfield vs. M. E.
Catron. It was claimed that an af
fidavit which had been dictated to Hon. C. S. Wortman Kominates Sen.
a stenographer In the presence of
A. G. Graham which later was to be
typewritten in above the signature of
the latter, had been altered and ren
dered Incomplete and that additions
had been made to It. Graham's sig
nature appeared not where it had
been written but at the foot of the
Disbarment proceedings were in
stituted against Watson In district
Gore for Re-election
hay brought in from the Iowa bow court at Nebraska City, the parties
toms over the ice bridge.
Very Badly Scalded.
Miss Mildred Cook is taking an
enforced vacation from her duties
at the Glenwood institute, having
had the misfortune to badly scald
her left arm last week. Miss Cook
was carrying a pall of boiling water
when she accldently slipped and fell
the water pouring over her arm and
burning It in places very deep. At
first it was not the opinion of the
attending physicians that she would
have to quit work but in some man
ner the injuries became Infected and
badly swollen, her condition finally
becoming so bad that her father W
P. v'ook was notified and he had her
como home at once. Since she has
returned her injuries have been re
ceiving careful medical attention
with the result that she is progress
ing nicely toward recovery. Her
many friends in the city heard of her
trouble with the deepest regret.
Gave Him ft Hevere Heating.
From Monday's Dally.. .
For some time past the people In
the northern part of the city have
been annoyed by a "Peeping Tom,"
the individual in the habit of watch
ing when the men folks left the
house this "Peeping Tom" was sure
to bob up and peer into the window
or in other ways annoy the women of
the house. This thing has been go
ing on for some time and night be
fore last he appeared at the home of
Joseph Curtcn, while he was absent
from home and Mrs. Curten, who
was nursing the baby and reading
chanced toglance up at the window
and there was the face of a man,
who went through many strange
antics and, being alone In the house,
he was almost frightened to death.
She recognized the man and yester
day Mr. Curtln caught him and made
him admit he was the Individual and
he begged to escape the thrashing
which Mr. Curtain promised him,
but it was of no avail. Mr. Curten
gave him a drubbing which he will
not soon forget and took him up to
the city jail and wanted him locked
un. but as he refused to rile a com
plaint Jailor While Hadley refused
to place the man In jail. He will
probably not forget this drubbing
and will break himself of any peep
ing habits. Nebraska City News.
Guests of Friend.
Miss Bessie Chrlstenscn was host-
ss to the members of the Flower
lission yesterday afternoon. Misses
atherine and Margaret Dovey of
'lattsmouth, Neb., were guests of
be club and Miss Chrlstensen.
Mrs. Nellie Hodges invited a few
oung people to her home Friday
veiling to meet Misses Catherine
nd Margaret Dovey of Plattsmouth,
ho are her guests.
Last evening, Miss Edna Welch
ntertained informally In compll
ent to Misses Catherine and Mar-
In Nebraska City, Too.
Two young women were at the
urlington depot last evening with a
oung man, who stood around amok
ng a cigarette and one of the wo-
nen who claimed to be his wife,
alked to him in a way that abashed
ven the hack drivers and others,
who are used to almost anything,
)ne of them could out-swear a pirate
nd had to be called down by one of
the employes about the depot be
ause of the vlleness of the language.
Both of the women were plainly
ressed and fairly good looking, but
heir tongues belied their looks and
ppcarances. They took the south
ound train and one of the women
romlsed to leave her hubby as soon
8 she reached "Tier destination, but
ot before she gave him a threshing.
f an officer had been present he
would have been compelled to have
Dr. Hall Wins Again.
From Tuesday's Dallv.
Dr. J. H. Mali Saturday morning
received from Lincoln the blue rib
bon for first prize for his Barred Ply
mouth Rock cockerel which added
this victory to its others at Glenwood
and Omaha. It is needless to remark
that the Doctor is quite proud of the
string of ribbons which this bird has
captured at the three shows in which
he entered it. The judging at Lin
coln was done by Governor Shallen
berger who is a chicken fancier him
slf and he had no difficulty In deter
mining the superiority of the Platts
mouth exhibit. For some unknown
reason the Lincoln papers do not
seem to have shown Dr. Hall as a
winner but as he has the ribbon and
the letter of transmissal, there is no
doubt of it. The news Is very wel
come to his many friends who are
glad to know that this prize winner
Btands the competition of the very
best BhowB in this section and is nn
undeniable fine chicken.
proceeding against him being William
Hayward, present vice-chairman of
the republican national committee,
W. H. Pltzer and D. W. Livingston,
present prosecuting attorney of Otoe
County. Judge Jessen before whom
the proceedings were filed called in
Judges Good of Wahoo, Kelligar of
Auburn and Frost of Lincoln to hear
the evidence and determine the mat
ter. These Judges after a full hear
inglng found Watson guilty and fixed
his punlshemnt at debarment for the
period of one year. Watson was rep
resented by Matthew Gerlng of thiB
city, Senator Frank P. Ransom , of
Omaha and Gen. L. W. Colby of Beat
rice. After his sentence had been
passed, he took an appeal to the su
preme court and it was this appeal
which was passed upon and the case
The main point In the defense was
that there was no fraud as Watson
had never used the altered affidavit.
This view Is sustained by the supreme
court, which, however, states that It
does not commend Watson's methods.
Funeral of Jacob Volk.
The funeral of the late Jacob Volk
took place yesterday morning from
the residence of his son William
Volk, near Louisville. The body was
taken from the home of Jacob
Trltsch In this city yesterday morn
ing leaving the city at ten o'clock.
The funeral of this most estimable
gentleman was very largely attended
three of them. Ne- old friends and neighbors for many
(iocs to Canada.
From Monday's Dally.
GeorgeH. Wood, one of the most
enterprising of Louisville's citizens,
was In the city this morning for a
few hours between trains, coming
down on the Schuyler and departing
for Omaha on the mail train. The
Journal learns that Mr. Wood will
leave Louisville on the first of the
month for Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
where he takes up the sale of Cana
dian Irrigated lands. It Is a pleas
ure to be able, to recommend such
a bright, able young man as Mr.
Wood. That he will make a brilliant
success of this business is assured
as he possesses the ability to explain
the merits of any proposition he un
dertakes and in this particulth his
present proposition is such a one
that he can rely upon his good neigh
bors to back him up. He has many
letters from prominent people around
Louisville who have vUlted Alberta,
and who unqualifiedly endorse the
lands which he Is to sejl. While re
gretting that Louisville loses so good
business man and good fellow as
George Wood, the Journal cannot but
extend congratulations to Calgary
and Alberta upon the acquisition of
such a live one as he.
braska City News.
Mr. Etherton, a pioneer of Nebras
ka, died at the home of his son-hr
garet Dovey of Plattsmouth, who are law, Mr. Gartner. He has been
miles attending despite the bad con
dition of the roads. Interment was
had at Walradt cemetery near Louis
visiting In the city. Fremont Herald.
Knterlalns for Friend.
Mrs. Henry B. Leinere entertained
at Luncheon Saturday, at her home,
a number of former school mates at
Urownell Hall, In honor of Mrs.
Starr of Plattsmouth, Neb., formerly
Miss May Crane of Council Bluffs.
Covers were placed for Mrs. Starr,
Miss Grace Ware, Miss Mildred Mer
rlum, MIhh I ami I hp MacFarland, Mrs.
A. W. Hunt, Miss Marlon Tyler of
Council muffs, Mrs. Guylbrd Martin,
Mrs. William Mlckel.' Mrs. Barnard
of Basset t, Neb., aud the hostess.
ill for several months.
Mr. McDonald has just moved his
stock into the new store built by Mr.
Blair. The building formerly occn
pled by Mr. McDonald's hardware
business Is now used for a saloon.
Rev. Harry Royce of the Methodist
church assisted Evangelist Campbell
with meetings at Ithaca.
Revival meetings will begin at the
Christian church on next Sunday and
continue one week and perhaps
longer. An evangelist and a singer
are to conduct these meetings.
Dr. N. I). Talcott made a business
trip to Plattsmouth Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Erlckson re
turned from Custer county, where
they visited Mr. and Mrs. Otto Erlck-
son wnne on ineir noneyrooon.
Curd of Tluuik.
the many kind itourtcsles
us during the Illness and
of our beloved father and
brother, Jacob Volk, we desire to re
turn our slncero thanks.
Mrs. Jacob Trltsch.
Mrs. M. I Frledrlch.
MIhb Lizzie Volk. '
George Helnhart of Louisville and
his brother Charles Rcinhart of Cul
lorn were looking after business mat
ters In the city today, making the
Journal a pleasant call this after
noon. These two gentlemen are good
friends of this paper and are of the
kind whose friendship Is appreciated
C. S. Wortman formerly of this
county, was elected a member of
the Oklahoma legislature last fall,
and was one of those who seconded
the nomination of Senator Gore, the
blind senator, for re-election. Ills
seconding speech is reproduced be
low in part.:
The speech of representative Wort
man nominating Gore was as fol- '
On behalf of the houso I second
the nomination of Honorable T. P.
Gore. The marvelous success of our
remarkable senator is weighing heav
ily on the side of right In the nutlon
wide, world wide struggle, between
democracy and plutcracy. Senator
Gore In many states of this Union has
sung of Oklahoma's fair possessions
nnd has chanted the pralsei of tin?
human hands. The reluctant eulogy
of his political adversaries had been
voiced by the Philadelphia North
American In the ringing request to
Oklahoma, "Send the blind man back
to the United States senate."
In choosing him today this legisla
ture reflects honor upon our com
monwealth, and crowns the brow of
one who is a "combination and a
form indeed where every god did
see mto set his seal to give the world
assurance of a man."
Well and truly may we say of
him, as was said of the Immortal
Henry Clay, "His civic laurels will
not yield In splendor to the bright
est chaplet that ever blooms upon a
Senator Gore has taken the peo
ple's Bide on every public question.
His potent influence Is no longer cir
cumscribed by the state of Oklahoma,
nor even by the Uulted States, but
like the morning drum beats, re
sounds throughout the encircling
globe. His hands are clean. His
h'iart Is pure and undented. Hi.",
voice is the voice of justice In public
affairs, . and always ' will bej heard
pleading for the application of the
eternal principle of equal rights to
all and special privileges to none. God
speed the day when his teachings and
his doctrines will be known and ac
cepted by man, and become the uni
versal creed In governments, and that
the prayer of the Scottish bard may at
last be realized, "That to man the
world o'er shall brothers be and a
Team are Crossing.
IxHilsvllle, Neb., Jan. 26. The
last bents In the new wagon bridge
across the Platte river at this place
were placed Tuesday, flooring laid
temporarily and the first teams driv
en across. There Is considerable
work yet to be done in bracing the
structure, and completing the per
manent floor. The contractors had
feared trouble from the lee In the
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u.rr.iniu.1 M- n """friends of Mr. and Miss Sehlappa
hu iuw wiiu int ice won iiieiieu K1""-
Dcparts for 1-ong Trip.
From Monday's Dully.
Tomorrow afternoon John Schlap
pacasse and daughter Cecil, depart
for a trip of several months durntlon
to Italy, going direct to Genoa. It Is
thirty-five years since John saw his
native land and he looks forward
with much pleasure to this voyngo
and to meeting his boyhood friends
in far away Italy. Miss Sehlappa
casse, Is also delighted with the pros
pect of getting to see this land of
history and romance from which her
father came so many years ago, and
she doubtless will have a delightful
trip. Ray Schlappacasse will look
after his father's fruit business dur
ing his absence and It give him nn
opportunity to show his ability In
handling the business. The ninny.
ually, and has not jammed against
the bridge. The new structure Is
situated Immediately below the Mis
souri Pacific bridge, which has been
practically rebuilt and act as a buf
fer for the wagon bridge. The esti
mated cost of the new wagon bridge
casse Join In wishing them a happy
and prosperous trip and a safe re
turn from the sunny land of tho
George W. Shrader, the veteran
democrat of Rock Bluffs precinct,
came In today to look after some
business matters. .Mr. Shrader made
1,4-0 Nlckles from near Murray was I a pleasant trip recently to his old
In the city today and while here paid home in Virginia, returning to this
this office a pleasant call. Mr. Nick- county about a month ago. Ho
lea Is one of the best, citizens of the found things greatly changed In tho
county and his presence Is always Old Dominion from hat they used
welcome here. to be.
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