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SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY, MAY 31, 1909
TO END HIS LIFE
Paul Dudig Tries to Take What
He Thought Was Poison
Paul F. Budig who has been mak
ing a desperate tiiort to keep nin
self a) prominently before the pub
lic as possible fi the last several
montU?, last night cnutvl an addi
tional sensation by making a theatri
cal attempt at suicide. In company
with his wife hJ ha J come down
own f.rm their home and vislM .i
ding t:ore when . erught to se
cure home laudpainn Scentta; -1.
ossible suicide thi; druggist gave
lil:n a harmless mixture which
Budig and his wife then visited
a saloon where they had a glass of
beer and where Budig then drew the
fatal(?) vial from his pocket and
started to drink the contents, telling
his wife a lot of moonshine about
being tired of life and the last of
earth and kindred rot. The wife
became alarmed and called the bar
tender who disarmed Budig of his
bottle, preferring to have him shuf
fle off some place else. The cries
of his wife and the noise of the
scuffle attracted a crowd quickly and
Budig was put out of the place. He
then repaired to another saloon
where Chief Ralney and Officer Nltka
Burlington and Rock Island Rivals for
The agreement of the Chicago-Missouri
river roads to maintain a
schedule of fourteen hours and thirty
minutes between Chicago and the
river has been broken. The Burling
ton broke it with its latest card and
now the Rock Island announces that
it will cut twenty-nine minutes off
that limit. Burlington No. 9 makes
the run from Chicago to Omaha in
thirteen hours and fifty minutes;
Burlington No. 1 makes the run from
Chicago to Lincoln in fourteen hours
and fifty minutes; Rock Island No.
14, when started on the new card
June 6, will make the run from Om
aha to Chicago in fourteen hours
and one minute. Burlington No. 6
will make the same run in fourteen
hours .and ten minutes, while No. 12,
the Burlington competitor of Rock
Island No. 14, will make the run from
.Lincoln to Chicago in sixteen hours
and thirty-five minutes and from
Omaha to Chicago In fourteen hours
and fifty-five minutes.
This Is the schedule of Burlington
trains between Lincoln and Chicago,
the figures being hours and minutes.
No. 1. 14:50; No. 9, 15:40; No. 12,
16.33; No. 6, 15:50; No. 10. 15
hours; No. 2, 16:50.
Information . reached Lincoln Yes
terday that the new Chicago and
Lincoln trains to be put on by the
Rock Island will make better time
than that road has ever attempted
before between here and the east.
No. 14 will leave Lincoln at 4:05 p.
m. will arrive in Omaha at 5:47, and
will leave Omaha at 6:08 p. ni., ar
riving In Chicago tho next morning
at 8:09. This makes the time four
teen hours and one minute between
the Missouri river and Chicago and
between Lincoln and Chicago sixteen
hours and four minutes.
This train will make the run to
Omaha In ' one hour and forty-two
minutes and westbound it will make
the run between Omaha and Lin
coln In one hour and forty minutes,
arriving here at 10:10 a. m.
The Chicago to Omaha schedule
for westbound No. 14 has not jet
been announced, but It Is snld to be
less than the old time limit.
Why this schedule has been broken
no one has told. It is surmised
that the netlvlty of the Rock Inland
In Its effort to get the mall cnrrylng
tins had something to do with It and
that the Burlington forestalled It
with Its earlier card. It Is claimed
however, that the new train to be
put on by the Rock Island, known as
"The Mountaineer." to pass through
Lincoln In the rarly morning east and
went, will make better time to Den
ver than the Rock Island has ever
placed him in custody, taking him to
jail to rest his fevered intellect.
This morning he was let out.
Budig several weeks ago created
a sensation by suddenly collecting
all the money he could from his
cigar manufacturing business and
then disappearing. He roamed
around over the northwest for sev
eral weeks, leaving his father to
look after his business and molify
his creditors who were many in
number. After blowing In all the
wealth he had acumulated and lead
ing the gay life, Paul returned to
the city last Monday evening con
slderably the worse for wear.
He sought to have his father place
him In charge of the cigar factory
again which he declined to do but
he did offer to take the boy back in
the factory, paying him a salary and
deducting a part of his pay each
week until the bill was paid. This
is presumably the reason for his
wanting to make himself scarce last
night. Another cause is presumably
the strain on his mental faculties
caused by his rapid life the past sev
eral months and too much Indulgence
In red eye.
Pleasant Farewell Party.
A pleasant farewell party was
given last evening at the charming
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wes
cott, the occasion being the depart
ure of Miss Genevieve Howard who
returns to her home for the summer
vacation and Prof. W. O. Brooks
who leaves the city to accept a post
tion at Fairmont, Neb. for the coming
The party was given by the mem
bers of the Methodist choir who held
rehearsal last evening and went dir
ect from the church to the Wescott
home. The affair was entirely In
formal and was one of the most
enjoyable had In this city for a long
time. The evening was spent in var
ious ways, cne of the principal feat
ures being music of which there was
The members of the choir deeply
regret the determination of Prof.
Brooks to leave the city and shall
greaUy miss him. During his two
years residence In this city Prof.
Brooks had greatly endeared himself
to the people of Plattsmouth who
had learned to appreciate his many
rare qualities as a man and a citizen.
His work In aid of the musical de
velopment of the city is more than ap
preciated by all music lovers as he
had done as much toward this parti
cular branch as any one person in the
As an educator, Prof. Brooks took
himself from the "beginning to the up
lifting of the children and the up
building of the public Bchools. That
the people of Fairmont secure a most
excellent man in him goes quite
without saying and they are to be
congratulated upon their extreme
ThoRe present included the follow
ing: Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Johnson,
and E. II. Wescott; Mrs. Bertha
Todd; Misses Zelma Tuey, Genevieve
Howard, Etha Crabill, Leona Brady.
Messrs Clyde AdamRon, W. G. Brooks,
D. C. York and Robt. Hayes.
Entertained Mr. Bryan.
Hon. William Jennings Bryan was
entertained last Friday evening by
Dr. E. D. Cummins at a six o'clock
dinner, the guests present h'Ai.$ the
members of the st'iool board end the
following specially Invited guei-ts,
viz: Prof. J. W. Gamble, Hon. H.
D. Travis, Canon Burgess, Dr. Frank
L. Cummins, Mr. J. N. Wise and Hon.
William Jennings Bryan.
A short tlmo was spent in social
conversation lefom thi lecture at rho
opera house, the oetajlon b-Mng
very delightful one and one long to
ho remembered. Mr. Bryan v.nsalso
the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Cummins
overnight, returning to Ltnroln Sat
' Miss Ella Margaret Dnvey who hns
been visiting with her ulster, Mrs
Frederick Tru sdcll and Miss Alice
Dovey In Chicago, returned to her
home this morning.
Omaha, Neb., May 27. The police
of South Omaha late last night ar
rested three men suspected with com
plicity In the Union Pacific train
robbery near this city last Saturday
night. One of the men had. $125,
the second $9S and the third a
smaller sum when arrested.
Children playing in the vicinity
of Eighteenth and Q streets In South
Omaha last night found three hand
kerchiefs cut for masks, three re
volvers, flashlights and other parap
hernalia, evldeutly the property of
hold-up men. Detectives were to
day stationed in that vicinity in
anticipation of the owners returning
for their property Late last night
four men were teen to approach the
spot where he stuff had been hidden
and three of them were arrested,
the fourth making his escape.
At the police station all three
gave what the authorities believe
are fictitious names. They were
sweated separately and all three
told different stories.
Their clothing bore the marks of
Denver merchants. They told a
story of having been in the company
of some women during the evening
whose names they would not div
ulge, saying it would compromise
the women. The police, however,
secured the women's addresses and
are now making search for them.
The arrests were made Just before
midnight, after the detectives had
been watching, the spot thirty hours.
Two of the revolvers were of the
automatic pattern and the other an
ordinary 38-calibre gun. Four hats
were also found and Chief Briggs be
lieves they will aid in Identifying
the owners. The men told the po
lice they had a room in Omaha, but
could not give the street or number.
They offered to come to this city,
nowever, and an automobile was
secured late last night and two of
the prisoners were started to Om
aha under heavy guard.
The prisoners gave the names of
D. V. Woods of Minneapolis, James
Gordon of Denver and Fred Torten
sen or fcouth Dakota. They were
questioned separately about where
they had first met and each had a
different story to tell. One of them
declared they first met In Minnea
polis; another saHd they met in Coun
cil Bluffs and the other said their
first meeting was in Omaha, They
admitted they had not been work
ing since they came to the city.
Little One Laid to Rest.
At three o'elo'k Sunday afternoon
loving friends gathered at the home
of Mr. uwl Mrs. Bert i'olioek for
the last sad services over their little
daughter, Edith Lillian, aged two
months nnd 21 days.
Dr. Balrd conducted the services
which were very appropriate and
The musical selections, "Safe in
the Arms of Jesus," "Only a Little
Child" and "The Reaper and the
Flowers"' were most beautifully rend
ered by Mrs. Gamble, Miss Balrd
Messrs Farley and McElwaln with
Miss Cole accompanist;
The air was filled with tho sweet
fragance of love born from a thous
and flowers brought In by loving
The little body was carried to
Oak Hill cemetery and all the re
mained to testify to mortals of the
sweet presence of a few weeks was
laid at rest in a grave made beauti
ful by flowers and love.
Here on Business.
Mrs. Cleta Reid of Omaha was in
the city last evening attending to
business matters. Mrs. Reld repre
sents the Hartford Life Insurance
Company, one of the most reliable of
the old line companies In the conn
try, and the object of her visit to
this city was to look the field over
with a view of establishing an agency
here. She was offering special In
ducements to a bright young agent
to take up the work in this city and
vicinity. The Hartford Company hns
over one million dollars Invested In
Nebraska securities and mortgages
and they Intend to make an especial
ly aggressive fight for the Insurance
business of the state. Mrs. Held Is
an energetic and aggressive repre
sentatlve of the company with her
office at 52.1 Ben building. Omaha.
She Is also an enthusiastic number
of the daughters of Rebekah.
Mrs. Harry 8. James Is entertain
ing Mrs. Horry Lambert and child
of Lincoln, and Miss Edna Otis of
.NeiirnnKa t ity. .Mrs. Lambert was
formerly Miss Carrlo Elizabeth Green
of this city and Is a daughter of
Frank E. Green of the Lincoln Now
, ClilUl Passes Away.
Died Buell, Para Celeste, infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. P.
Buell, aged 2 years, 4 months and
2 days, of pneumonia, on May 28,
1909. Interment at Randolph, Neb.,
on Tuesday June 1, 1909.
After a lingering illness from
pneumonia complicated with other
diseases, death on last Saturday
morning claimed Para Celeste, the
beloved little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Dean P. Buell. The little
spirit came into the world on Jan.
17, 1907, being born at Paragould,
Ark. Despite her tender years, the
little one had marvelously developed
mental faculties, being one of the
brightest of children.
Mr. and Mrs. Buell have not long
been resident of this city but lovely
little Para Celeste was well known
as all who had seen her upon the
streets with her parents could not
full to be attracted to her by her
precocity and natural brightness.
The body of this little angel wns
taken to Randolph, Neb., this morn
ing where her grandparents live and
where she will be Interred tomorrow.
In their profund grief at the loss of
the beloved babe, the parents have
the sincere sympathy of the com
munity. , Quaker Company Makes Hit.
The Quaker Medicine Company
last night presented a regular vau
deville bill last night at the Far
mele theatre to an audience which
packed the house from top to bot
tom. It Is to be regretted that spate
today forbids an extended review of
the work of the company which was
uniformly of a high order.
There was not a number on the
entire , program which was a very
long one but which was presented
in an excellent shape. As has been
the case throughout the engage
ment Messrs Fitzgerald and" Field
and Misses Haley and Davey were
warmly greeted upon their appear
ance and gave entire satisfaction.
The Giffords also won fresh laurels
with the trunk mystery, . their act
being handsomely done and quite
mystifying to the audience. One
especially pleasant feature of the
entertainment is the excellent music
of Miss Grace Haley. The moving
pictures as usual were above the
average and Dr. Haley deserves much
commendation for the high class and
refined character of his entertain
ment. That the people appreciate
It is apparent from the crowd which
Settled nnd Dismissed.
The, bastardy case of Osbon vs.
Pope which was set for trial in dis
trict court today before Judge Travis
and a Jury, came to a sudden term!
nation this morning after the trial
had practically been entered upon.
The parties to the case with their
attorneys got together and agreed
upon settling the case out of court.
Their action prevented a lot of sen
sational and sallaclous testimony
reaching the public and a large array
of witnesses who were present from
Greenwood and vicinity did not get a
hance to explain what they knew of
the case. In anticipation of the
character of the evidence there were
a number of spectators gathered who
were disappointed. Matthew Ger-
Ing was counsel for the plaintiff
while Byron Clark represented the
Herelve Sad News.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Ileal Inst
Snturdny received a telegram convey
Ing the sad news of tho death of a
sister residing at Mitchell, Neb. No
particulars were given as to the
cause, the message merely stating the
fad of the death and that the fun
eral would be held today. Owing to
a lack of time between learning
of the death and the date of the
fum ral, Mrs. Ileal could not arrange
to go. . In her sorrow nnd distress
she hns the undivided sympathy of
A Pleasant TIiiun
The Turners Dancing Club of the
Gorman Turnvereln gave their first
social dance at their hall last 5a t
unlay evening. Owing to the very
disagreeable weather the atendunoi
was small, but those who venture!
out between showers, report having
a most pleacant time.
John Bergman of near Mynard
was In the it y Saturday looking
after some lm nines mailers, and
while her called st the Journal
offlco nnd renewed for his paper and
on" for his son Frank at Wabash.
Annual Tribute to Those Veter
crans Who Have Answered
the Last Roll Call.
Owing to a general misunderstand
ing as to the proper time for appro
priately observing Decoration Day,
this city held its observation day
on Saturday last while on the Burling
ton shops are observing today,clo8lng
down and the employes receiving a
There was not much of an observa
tion last Saturday aside from the
program which had been prepared
by the members of the Grand Army
and the Women's Relief Corps. The
day was an Ideal one for the oc
casion and there were many people
In the city but there was a lament
able lack of flags and bunting..
The annual visit of the old sole'
lers at Oak Hill where the graves of
the departed heroes were decorated
with small flags and flowers, was
made during the morning by the
members of the local G. A. R. post
and the ladles of the Relief Corps,
the time honored custom of previous
years being repeated when the ceme
tery was reached. After this was
done the several aged veterans and
their families returned to the city.
The exercises were held during the
afternoon at the Parmele theatre
which held a large crowd of those
gathered to pay tribute of respect to
the men who fought for nnd saved
the Union In the trying days of the
Rev. Luther Moore presided over
the gathering opening the proceed
ings with an eloquent and able n
vocth,n which was a tribute tc tie
brave nun whose ranks are grow-
ng thin so rapidly with the march
The address for the occasion was
delivered by Hon. William C. Ram
sey, and It was able, eloquent and
stirring. Mr. Ramsey was at his best
and his address teemed with bril
liancy and warm tributes of praise
for the gallant members of the
Grand Army whose valor held to
gother tho shaking Union nnd
brought It forth whole after the
greatest wnr the world has ever
seen. Mr. r.n:rrcv al.-o did not fall
to properly credit the women who
did their share In the dark and
troubled times and whom the world
owes a debt of gratitude not even
second to that owing their husbands,
fathers and brothers. In fact,. Mr.
Ramsey's address was one of the
finest ever delivered In this city on
a slmillar occasion and It met with
Just, appreciation from, the audience
At the Hotel.
Hotel Perkins W. M. Burk,
Wabash; J. A. Bauer, Wabash; M.
L. Williams, Louisville; J. W. Ed
munds, Murray; J. W,. Waldron,
James Mellaril, C. Pnnkonln, Ed.
Hums; M. A. Wood, HulflHh, Wm.
Ingrnm, Louisville Basebnll club; M.
A. Llndsey, Council Bluffs, II. F.
Cox, St. Joseph, Mo.; A. Isben, Lin
coln. Hotel Plattsmouth C. G. Mnyflold,
Louisville; Andrew Stohlman, Louis
ville; Kasper T. Papo, Lincoln; W.
H. HesHenflow, Cednr Creek.
Hotel Riley F. H. Ossenkop, R.
C. Yant, (ieorge Ossenkop, August
Ossenkop, Fred Tennent, Utulsvllle
Baseball club; C. A. Smith, Chicago;
F. EnRcl, Omaha; V. T. Rinhardt,
Wabash; ('has.-Gerlach, Manley; Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Sherrltt, South
Bend, Ind; C. Lnnskey Smith, Oma
ha; P. J. Kelly, St. Louis; P. O.
Cook, Council Bluffs; Geo. P. Bar
ton, Union; Tlios. Sullivan, Omaha;
R. S. Harris, Chicago.
Senior Have Picnic.
The members of the senior (lass
of the public schools yenterday af
ternoon gave a picnic near tho Bur
lington bridge over the Mis. river.
The gucHts of tho class were members
of the school faculty. The after
noon was spent In a pleasant man
nor, the day being an Ideal one for
an outing, all enjoyed themselves
with paxttlmcs and games of various
kinds besides a fine bnsket luncheon.
In the evening tho entire party re
turned to the city tired and happy.
Pmnko "Acorns the cigar with a
reputation. Made by Ptak Bnjock
for its genuine worth and excel
lence. The musical program was also
one of the best ever given here and
reflects much credit upon those re
sponsible for its formation and execu
tion. The opening chorus'Amerlca,'
that grand and stirring patrotlc
anthem, was given by the audience,
bb a prelude to the proceedings,
and the matchless thrill which the
piece inspires could well be noted
with the audience of this city.
Mrs. J. W. Gamble sang "The Star
Spangled Banner" In excellent voice
and added much to her laurels as a
sweet singer and one Justly pop
ular with the audience of this city.
The quartette which was to have
been a feature of the program was
also omitted owing to inability to
handle the curtain. This was a dis
tinct loss to the audience and the
occasion of much regret.
Prof. H. S. Austin sang a magni
ficent baso solo, the solo belng'Dec
oration Day. As Prof. Austin has
sang on so many different occasions
In this city, It Is quite unnecessary
to sny that he was In his usual
excellent voice and quite as pleas
ing as ever to the large audience.
The duett which wns to have been
given by Mesdnmes E. H. Wescott and
Mae Morgan had to be omitted ns
Mrs. Morgan was unable to be pres
ent. In its place Mrs. Wescott sang
a solo which was appropriate to tho
day and which served admirably to
ease -the c;apptJntmeTit of the largo
audience. Mrs. Wescott was in ex
cellent voice nnd sang splendidly.
The entire program was of niuiii
merit and every number iipon It
served to hold populnr inloivst. It
Is ve'y regrettable thnt the shops
did not observe tho same dr.y ns tho
old soldiers ns this served to lessen
The members of McCohnle Post,
G. A. R. nnd the Women'B Relief
Corps desire to extend their thanks
to the volunteers who so kindly aid
ed them In the program. They are
especially grateful to Prof. II. S.
Austin, Mrs. J. W. Cnmblo nnd Mrs.
E. H. Wescott for their services In
rendering the musical portion of tho
program and to Rev. Luther Moore
for his presiding over the meeting
and to Hon. W. C. Ramsey for his
able and masterly address. To tho
many others who helped Inrgely In
making the meeting a grand suc
cess, they also extend thanks.
Entertain "J. L. S." and T. J.C."
Saturday night a very pleasant
evening was spent at tho home of
Miss Julia Kerr by the members of
tho "J.L.S." club of Wabash, Nob,
nnd the "T.J.C." club of this city.
The evening wus most delightful
ly spent In games planned for tho
occasion nnd later dainty refresh
ments were served, tho party break
ing up toward the midnight hour.
Miss Kerr was assisted in enter
taining and serving by Misses Mattlc
Larson, Alice and Elizabeth Kerr.
The memberB of the "'J. L. S."
club present were Misses Grace and
Viola Hinds, Grace Lawton, Ethel
McCalg, Mabel VanEvery. Tho mem
bers of tho "T. J. C." club present
were Misses Frances Mitchell of Om
aha, Estella Balrd, Nellye ' Whaleti,
Plattsiiiontli Wins (lUlne.
The local ball team opened their
season Saturduy with a game with
Cedar Creeek, and they won a hard
fought battle. As had been predict
ed, the Cedar Creek team put up a
game fight and kept the locals on
the ragged edge throughout. The
final score was 7 to 6 nnd It was not
decided until tho last man was out.
Mason for tho locals pitched good
ball and was well supported. Ow
ing to n lack of space full details of
tho game cannot bo given. Louis
ville Is playing tho locals this af
ternoon nnd there Is every promise
of another red hot battle.
Mrs. Ma Campbell was a north
bound passenger this morning, travel
ing on tho early train.
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