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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 26, 1909)
N'eb. State Historical Soc.
SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES
VOLUME XX VII 1
PLATTSMOUTH, NEHKASKA. MONDAY, APHII. i!(J, 11)09
COLORADO FF8- '
GsAL IS DETAILED
Iniitution cf S-Jcboss Ccrpus Pro
ccedings by tfr Prisoner's
Aticrnoy Judge SuSHvrn
seph Esser of Canyon
City, Ctil., arrived in tlie city last eve-!
nirifx. having the requisition papers ,
fur Otto II. Seydlltz, wanted at Can
yon City for attempted murder. Just ;
previous to his arrival A. X. Sulli- j
van, noting for Soydlitz, filed a pe
tition before County Judge "Beeson,
asking for a writ of hnbeas corpus fnr
Seydlitz. The petition runs against
Sheriff C. I). Quinton and recites
brief, that the relator Seydlitz, is
!cf Fremont County, Cel., it is leurn-
ed that St ylitz is wantel for an at
tempt to mtrder oik; Or. Herklin,
jFn. nih consul at Denver, Col Soyd
; 1 it z is employed on a ranch owned
i tiy Ir. Itfi'klin some twelve miles
j from Canyon City, and a short time
since a number of cows on tlie rumdi
were badly maltreated presumably by
j Seylitz. Dr. Berkliii who is described
j Ay Sheriff Esser as a nun some sixty-
live years or so of age and
wePrhs but about, one hundred pounds
wrongfully and unlawfully deprived j wen(. tQ hU r.lnch nm, f(u,ul U)e vm
of his liberty by the sheriff, and that. . . . ,. tn
he Is held without due process of law,
and with no process orcomplaint filed
against him. Judge Person who was
HI at his home with the grippe, is
sued the writ returnable at once and
delivered it to Attorney Sullivan who
In turn handed it to the Sheriff.
Rather than be In contempt of court
or take chances of so being consi
dered, the sheriff declined to turn
over the prisoner and Sheriff Esser
did not feel that he ought to start
with the prisoner until the case was
heard, so he stayed over until this
morning when the matter was for
hearing before Judge Beeson.
Judge Beeson was able to get down
to his office this morning and was
preonred to take up the case when he
recollected that this was a legal holi
day in this state and he could make
no orders In the matter. Sheriff
Esser was on hand and Deputy Sher
iff Manspeaker brought over Seyd
litz. County Attorney Ramsey ap
peared for Sheriff Quinton who was
absent iu' L.'ncoln. Mr. Ramsey filed
a motion to dismiss the suit as no
service of the writ had been had on
the Sheriff, It appearing that the only
official having authority to serve the
writ was- the Coroner while the writ
had been placed In the Sheriff's hands
for service upon himself. A. N. Sul-
l'van air-cared for Feylltz and after
r-me "Msei'rslnn, Judge Beesfin held
that he was without Jurisdiction to
make any orders In the case, and con
tinued It over until tomorrow morn
ing at which time it will be heard.
Seylltz was remanded back to Jail.
From Sheriff Esser, who Is sheriff
There is a Pcscifciiify of K3.
Fanssr Leaving Town.
The Journal mini tu;s morula;; vis-
iieu i ne store ci m. ! uiii.tr l. n
n.ud to an advertising pivm .sit inn.
the outcome of which ou will inid
u IjUo ad elst '.ilure in this is.-. lie for
his Dry Hoods, .Mi.liin.ry and Tailored
Garment Department, and in an
other location for his clothing depart
After securing the copy for the
above ud ertist-mont we inquired of
.Mr. Fanner how spring business was
progressing, whkti led him to tell
ing us that he did not believe tlie
people appreciated a btore like his,
they preferred ftiing to Omaha to
purchase an inferior article from
a smaller line at an advanced price
over that asked by him.
For several yt ars he has haudlod
the popular "Wooltex Garments and
well knows where of he speaks when
he says that the merchants of Oma-
Vasliin,ton dispatches announce
the appointment of F. Claro Thomas
as mail carrier out of this city with
John Schutz as substitute. Mr.
Thomas succeeded his 1 r 'r Cecil,
who is now located r.r v i'.each,
Cal., in an automobiV and
he has been acting em i r :, ico his
brother's departure. H N 'nipiilur
and we II like.l by the pin- ei if the
ronis : nl
'.it s:. ' -8! or to llis
9 )Ju Si L'-A-m-l
upbraid Seylitz, who Immediately at
tacked him, knocking him down and
kicking him unconscious, breaking a
number of his ribs nnd otherwise
maltreating him so that he was be
lieved to be dead. This happened on
April 5th. and since that time Dr.
Rerklin has been hovering between
life and death.
A complaint was filed against Sey
lltz and he was arrested. At the
preliminary examination, he wa
bound over fer trial In the district
court and bail bond fixed. It Is not
believed that he would be able to give
the bond when It was fixed and it was
put at a small amount. By some
means Seylitz contrived to get the
necessary bondsmen and was allowed
to go. Immediately upon gaining his
liberty he disappeared and Sheriff
Esser at once got Into communlca
tlon with Chief of Police Ralney,
surmising that Seylitz would head for
this city where hla parents reside.
The surmise proved correct and he
came to this point, walking Into the
arms of Chief Ralney as told In this
paper. Since his arrest he has been
Incarcerated In the Jail.
Sheriff Joseph Esser Is a very fine
appearing police officer, one who
seems to have the thorough know
ledge of his office and who knows
his duties and his rights. He Is a
most engaging man to meet and made
an excellent impression upon the
court officials by his conduct after his
arrival. He made an excellent show
lng before the authorities at Lincoln
who honored his requisition papers
(Jives Bloom Four Years.
Judge Travis this morning held a
brief session of district court to hear
the case of the State vs. Andrew
Bloom. Bloom who has been In the
county Jail for the past two days,
was very anxious that the court
should hear his case and give him his
sentence and with this end in view
Judge Travis consented to hear the
matter this morning.
Bloom was brought over to the!
court room from the Jail and brought '
before Judge Travis who had the
Information read to the defendant
by County Attorney Ramsey. Bloom
listened to the reading of the Infor
mation without a change of expres
sion and whtn asked to plead either
"guilty ' 6r "not guilty" he answer-1
ed without a tremor, "guilty." When '
asked If there was any reason why
sentence should not be pronounced
upon him, he replied that he knew
of none as he hail taken the Roods.
The Information wns Identical with
the complaint filed before Justice
Archer and charged belli burglary
nnd grand larceny nsainst llloom.
1'ndcr the law the minimum sentence ,
which Judge Travis could Impose was
rum yi nr on each co'int. Judge Trav
is listened to Bloom's nmfi s'
pi lit nn ! nft-r delihei ;"H'r: a few
minutes pas.-e 1 st l.tcli-o. He sen
tence) l'b om to fo.ir ye,,t-', '.n!'liio
M nt In tlie penitentiary at hard la
bor, lie did not state (lie term up
on each count and presumably the
Judge felt that two years for each
Bloom seemed t h' TOUpbly sru Isf ied
nnd the popera! si nt iinent of all who
bad he'ird the facts In the ! was
that Judge Trnvls wen lenient em i:h
ri'hounh Bloom's Ititll!;-,")
fd to Indicate that, he was inUtled
to the benefit of the court's mercy,
lie was pppan-nt ly well pl ased nt
tV outcome and anvlous to got' to
id art to nervp his sentence.
Fherlff Q-ili'ton nfifr sontrneo wm '
passed stated that he expect d to j
take Bloom to the penitentiary next
week sometime and not before. The
sheriff has made three trips to Lin
coin this week with Insane parties
and he did not feel disposed to risk
He said that Bloom was well pleas
ed with the prospect of getting start
ed on his term and hoped to soon be
able to convince the authorities that
he would be a modl prisoner.
Address by H. A. Joldrcgo nnd
Let tor From W. Q. Brown o f
Iho PJevj York Central
Goring l!cme Scene cl P'osl Enjoyable
a;id Successful Affair
I'roin I'l idn ' si I i;i Hv.
The "stag" dinner giv n last eve
ning at tlie tiering residence wr
North Sixth strdt to u huge coin-
Last Wed. to cy iiilU tlie men;-,
bers of the Vovng .Men's Bible Class!
of the MMbodi.it church held one of
tli I r resuh'.r meetiims to listen to
a number w lib ii as one of (lie e ents
are asking more money for tlie
same article from the people of this
icinlty than what they can be
bought from his store right at home.
Tills same situation also applies to
the millinery department, as well as
lie further stated that If the peo
ple did not care to buy such a gar
ment at home, and continued to make,
thir selections away this would be
his last season to carry ready made
ladies wearing apparel.
He further stated that he had been
offered a most encouraging proposi
tion to remove his entire stock to a
western Nebraska town, such as sev
eral years' rent free of charge, and
while It was not his Intention to ac
cept the offer he might do so If bus
iness did not Increase within the
next few months.
Judging from the advertising col
umns of the Journal the past year,
the Nebraska towns and people are
fully aware of the fact that Mr
Fanger is a live merchant all the
time, one that many towns are deslr
ous of securing, and one that Platts
mouth cannot afford to lose. The
people of Plattsmouth and vicinity
must purchase more goods at home If
they wish to retain live merchants In
the city. At least give the home mer
chant the benefit of the doubt and
compare his goods and prices to that
of the foreign dealer, who in every
Instance assists in building up and
maintaining a foreign city, and tear
lng down what might be one of the
most prosperous cities In Nebraska
Think of it when you buy your goods
from the Omaha merchant.
Tiny nt Bock Bluffs.
A play will be given at the Rock
Bluffs school house on Saturday even
lng, May 1, 1909, whlc heverybody
should se. The play is entitled
"Thompklns Hired Man," and Is
in three ads. The cast of chnrac
tors are ns follows:
Cast of Cluirnctct'M.
Mr. Asa Tompkins, a prosperous
farmer who cannot bear deceit
Carl 1 lung
Dixev. teh hired man, one of na-
j Hire's noblemen, Ernest Hutcheson
! John Remington, n fine young man
In love with Louise
Jerry, n halfgrnwn, awkward coun
try lad Will Fmlth
Louise, the daughter whom Mr.
))f .Tompkins believes to be his own
Julia, the only child hern to Mr.
and Mrs. Tompkins
Ruth, a nbee of Mr. Thon.klns,
boarding at the Tompkins' home
stead Florence 1 1 utchesoii
Mrs. Sarah Tompkins, a woman
with a secret that embitters her
V'. a Porter
Admission 10 cents.
7 W. Sbi.iler tlie popular and
seem-! prominent farmer from Mt. I'l-ns-
and precinct came up this morning
to get a load of alfiifla need which
he had nhln"ed in lure from Cc,i
radi'. Zaok Is a great believer In
the future of the nlfifla business In
t! Is section nnd Intends to bnck his
belli f with plant I:;;; some.
Last Wednesday evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Melslnger
residing three miles east of Cedar
Creek, was a scene of much, pleas
ure and merriment, the occasion be
lng a surprise gathering tn honor
of their daughter, Miss Katie's birth
day. The affair was planned and
crrled out to a most enjoyable ending,
A most delicious luncheon was serv
ed. At a lnte hour the guests dc
parted for home, all agreeing of
having a very pleasant time. Those
taking part were: Cora and Edna
Melslnger, Emma and Maggie Albert
May mo and Ida Melslnger, Dora and
Marie Sander, Luella Kaffenberger
Marie. Otto, Maggie, Mary, Lulu am
Katie Melslnger, and Murtha Lin
coin, Raise and Willie Melslnger
Henry Sander, Henry and Philip Al
belt. Elmer nnd Clarence Melslnger
August, Fred and Mike Knffenberii
cr Ceorge Ilobson, Oliver Osborn, nii
pany of gentlemen, was one of the
finest affairs cer piien in the ilty.
For the occasion the splendid tier
ing mansoon bi d been t.ief iiy dec
orated and eve.'y pi s-i le effort had
been made to main: me uffair one
which would live forever in the
memories of those participating in It.
The dinner was given as a benefit
to the fund for rebuilding and re
furnishing the rectory of St Luko's
church and It was a fine success.
There was a large attendance of
gentlemen who had been specially
Invited to the dinner, practically all
the plates subscribed for being taken
and the affair throughout was as-
rlbed the most enjoyable of Its kind
ever given here.
It Is quite needless to say ought of
the dinner Itself. It was prepared by
the members of St. Mary'H Guild and
was thoroughly up to the standard
which this splendid organization has
produced In the past. In addition
to the superb quality of the dinner
the service was far above the ordln
ary, it being In the hands of the
members of the Guild who devoted
themselves to making the dinner
pass off without a flaw. The young
ladies In their unaccustomed post
tlons as waitresses acquitted them
selves grandly and their guests were
most loud In their praise of their
charming and handsome hostess.
Following the dinner an Impromp
tu program of toasts was had, the
more prominent members of the
party being called upon for brief
tests and responding In most happy
vein. Hon. R. B. Wlndom acted
as toast master and he Introduced
each of the speakers In his own pleas
In; nnd polished manner. It Is
n nttir of regret that pressure upon
tl'c n-ws columns today preclude go
lug Into the details of the toasts
which were of a high order of merit
and many of which were full of the
most hopeful thoughts and suggea
tlons for the future of the city, the
church and society. A glance at
the program of the speakers with
their toasts will reveal the wealth
of oratory and wis lorn which regale
the au Mtors. The toasts rcspondi
to were as follows:
Music Hath Charms to Sooth the
Savage E. II. Wescott.
The Youth of Plattsmouth Prof
J. W. Gamble.
Plattsmouth and IPs Interests J
Fellowship D. C. Morgan.
Plattsmouth City Council Mayor
f their cotiise. Tl is was the lecture
or u. a. iioidru;;o or t) nana. Mr.
Hobin dgo. who is a nvi of tieo. W.
Holdrece of the P.'.r!iny.t n, who Is
neral manager of ibe Omaha Light
Power Company spoke to tlie class,
upon "Electrical Engineering a topic
with which ho Is thoroughly conver
sant and upon which he Is at home.
Mr. lloldndge Is not In nn sense
of the word an orator and lays no
claim to this distinction. He Is a
plain business man with plenty of
strong common sense which nus made
his father so well known and so suc
cessful and he Impressed his hearers
Wednesday night with this fact. His
addrifs was to the effect flat there
was no better field extant for edu
cation than In electrical engineer
ing. There are all possible chances
for advancement and he advocated
the specialization of this study. He
pointed out the wonderful advance
which electricity had made In the
last fifty years and the rapid broad
ening of the field and the myriad ap
plications being made of electricity, j
The advance of the lnterurban and
electric railways was a special topic
of the address. It was highly pleas
ing to the audience.
E. II. Wescott also furnished a
strong number to the evening's pro
gram In the shape of some corres
pondence with W. C. Brown, recent
ly elected president of the New York
Central Ry., and formerly connected
As Daniel W, b or was cVs'lug n
loon and dlstiii.mii.shi d public service.
Charles Summer was Just citorint;
upon a public career, equally long,
and, if possible, nn re disl in 'V: i.,ied.
In congratulating Mr. Sunnier upon
bis election to CciiLi't s:--. tlie vener
able Webster said, "Sumner, you
have como too late. All the great
public questions have been settled."
Yet Sumner was a participant in
the consideration nnd soluti'ii of
questions so momentous in import
ance that Webster and his colleagues
shrank from seriously discussing
them questions which Involved tin1
Nation In four years of civil war be
fore they could be decided, eiiiniu'lpa
Ing a race which had been hold In
bondi'go for centuries, nnd making
this country, in fact, ns well as In
name, a land of freedom.
I am often asked If, In my opinion,
the opportunities for young men leav
ing school or college are now ns fav
orable as they were thirty years ngo,
and I am glad to say that I believo
the opportunities cf young men today
are better than they have ever been.
The world Is looking for young
men with health and strength, high
moral character, and clean wholesome
habits; young men with nothing but
brains and hands, baqked by Industry,
loyalty and fidelity to duty.
Commerce wants them, manufac
turing Is looking for them, the rail
roads are absorbing them; and tho
supply never equals the demand. Tho
mlnistery and the schools ar iHlliiif
for them, and the success of the right
kind of young men In any line of
I .,,.!!, -It,. I., n I, ,.,,!, ,(,,!,, unrlnln
with the Burlington. Mr. Wescott had)"1 ' ,B """" ' ""
read an article In a weekly paper Faithful, Intelligent service Is b t-
commentlng upon Mr. Browns rise tor paid and most rapidly promoted
and he was constrained to write him today than It has ever since It wns
and ask him for a message to the ordained that man should "Eat bread
young men of this city. He received 'M the sweat of his brow."
In reply a most courteous. letter which The man who works with hands or
Is presented herewith, and which Is brain Is each year receiving an I ti
ck, marvel of help to the growing men crenslng share cf the wealth he helps
of the class and the city. Mr. Brown s , to create.
New York, April 9, 1909.
Mr. E. II. Wescott,
Care of C. E. Wescott 'a Sons,
My dear Sir:
When preachers of discontent try
to discourage young men by the false
and dlsheartlng wail that the rich are
growing richer and the poor poorer,
that the day of opportunity Is past,
they forget the fact that, almost
I am In receipt of your very kind, without exception, the men who have
letter of March 31st, and have read made this great country what It Is
with much Interest of the work you n religion, In education; the men nt
are doing In trying to aid the woiing'the head of our great banks, mnnu
men In your community. Although . fucturlng Industries, railroads, etc.;
I am driven with work at present, 1 1 the men who are doing things, began
am glad of the opportunity to speak lift? In the humble home nnd ti v
an encouraging word to these young quently knew the pangs of hunger
men, and shall feel amply repaid If and the pltuhlng of honest poverty,
some word that I may write shall be1 Tin door of opportunity swings:
helpful to one of your boys entering further open for the young mm ef
upon life's duties nnd responslhlll- today than it has In nil the past, nnd
ties. Invltis to greater things thnn hv,
In these days we are easily led to . been enjoyed by former generations,
believe that each' succeeding genera-j With best wishes for yourself mil
tlon has settled the larger problems the members of the Young Men'
Death of Venerable Lady.
Mr. ntid Mrs. Tbos. South returned
tliis morning from Hamburg, la
where they were c:llei y tlie ilont.i
of Mr. Smith's grandmother. Tbl
venerable lioly bad readied tbe rl
nzo i f iS.'i yi ars and for tin; past
five vents hit 1 be n a soi'Tor r from
pnraly 'ls . Reienlly tbe prod'cis f
tlie disease bad been verv marked and
jn few days since t carried le r off.
I Tbe funeral took place jeiterday nl-
ternoeii at I p. tn. Iu their nTiHc
Hon Mr. and Mrs South have the dn-
! cere t-ympnthy of all who know tbem.
i Mr. South also found bis par ids lu
poor health but lias h"pis H'at Miv
will-soon recover and be themulvis
' nee .in. re.
At Murray, Neb., SsteviPi" ecodti!'.
May 1, given by C. E. Burger at
Jenkins' Hall. Music by L. F. Jacobs
on pen'ra of Omaha. Mske It a peln
to nttend ibis i'nn"o, ns ev ry ff-ir
will be made to give you a good time.
The Churches of Plattsmouth
Hon. II. D. Travis.
Woman Dr. E. D. Cummins.
Shall the Ladles Dn Ail the Work
of tie.' Church? Cam. n Burgess.
Do I nto Others As You Would
Have Them Do I'nto You - Dr. T. P.
Oi.r Public Library--D. O. Dvsv r.
Alitor Day Matthew Gerlng.
Ill llddlllon to the above fine li.d
of t( lists, one of the great feature
of tlie f.ecieien was II solo by C. W.
I'aj lor, well known now as one of
j tlie best diuits in tli" t Ity. Mr. Bay.
i lor's nolo ed wiih the grout spe.ik
teiS 111 (MlHIng til. I ppliHIM' of Hie
! f' rt unate inii lei, iii's upon the din
One of the b' st fc itnroM of the af
fair WHS tlie f. II Ig i f glllld fellow-
K'bip which the occasion arouse,! and
i tbe hearty whh i spresscii for tdch
Oil :i:,' IIS It) be pie le bolitbly or
I bl-tnent lily. The proposal of one
i of the vi' iik'TH tl at a inoioh-
ly dinner of the miture inaugurated
I by the holies be cIm ii, aroused gr at
cut hu! -In "ii and It Is highly prob
able the matter will be put Into ex
iciitb u through the medium of the
t'oiiinii ri liil Club. All In ail the dln
icr was a vast mcicm.
of life nnl of government; not only
for itsi If but for much of the fu-turt.
Yimou; Fire I'liief.
Anton II. Kocliek, chief cf the
PlattstnouMi flm department, now
claims the dlstlni Hon of b'lng the
youngest man lu Hint position in the
state. Vr. K ubolt lu enn firbtlni;
fires carlv in life nnd nt tbe ago of
. . it ...il l.
seen ears iii) tackled a lire wuuii
which was burning his father's home
and assisted materially in qu in bin;'.
Hie flames. Koubek U now 2 2 years
old and Ii i i I n 'hi. f or Hie PI ills
mouth flic ib iitiuei'i slnie tlie flrd
of the vear.- I.iin oln i'u.r.
II. Kni'ke, one f the good in n of
the b Inlly of Mui'ile. k dropped l.ilo j
the city Ibis morning on busiuesd
matters and having son.e little time
on his lands. Milled at the Jour-j
mil office mid renewed his subsilp-;
Men. Mr. Kupke Is c ue or the up-1
right, r-qtinre men of lis snd'on ,
and Jutt lh" kind this paper likes
to number nmenc Ph frl n Is. IIi.-iI
visits come nil too few and far bet ween j
and It Is the hope of tb" Journal that
ho can be seen here more 'frequently.
Ho Is one of Hie best of Cass county
Bible Class, I mu,
Yours very truly,
W. 0. Brown.
I IimN New Homo.
Three yarn ago 18-yenr-olil Eliza
beth Fields b ft In r Kentucky homo
and started west to make her way i.i
tile Will id.
Harry C. P.hIm r, a mechanical i iiul
leer of N' l,s ,v k;i, Neb., is :lad to ay '
the k 1 1' 1 had 'be nerve oikiiivIi to
tdrlkc out for hen elf.
Tonight they will write a Idler to
the girl's mother In Lotislville, Ivy,
mil tell her that the daughter lias
maiic u fortune, and that t li. wcsl is
a good pi. ue in which to live.
They will iiIm Invito her to Omaha
to spend tho s 'i in in' r, nnd tbe loiter
will lie hkucd as your loving dauch
ter. Mrs. l.ll.abcih Parker.
of course it will ( art her explHn
Hud nfti r spi ndlng one year in Inn el
lug over Hie middle vves.tern stales,
! she slopped with friends at Nelmwka,
jheromo nci,iin I nt ed with Mr. barker,
laid was married on Arbor Day by
j County Judge L silo.
Tiny ur cebbrating Arbor D:iy
by liuiiilni? a six-room hoiu-o. O ma
Mrs. Colo Is spending the day
Oii'iihn being n passenger this morn
lug on th" early train for that city.
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