The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 05, 1909, Image 1
Ilattsmoutb Journal. SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION- EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXVI11 riTTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY, JULY 5, 1909 XO 4S BURLINGTON YARDS SCENE OF WRECK ARREST TRAMPS Through Freight Collides With Swith Engine and Much Damage Dono a bail late but without Mr. Rawles who remains in this city until No. 2 Eight o'clock closing law victim No. 3 And the end is not yet. Back to the brimstone and sulphur heat of bizzoner's court for Harry Cronwell. Chief of the Bulls Ralney this afternoon found Harry traveling about the yards of the great Bur- Tourists Indulge Too Freely in the Flowing Bowl The effects of the eight o'clock closing law became plainly manifest llngton road with Walsh's coat and in this city at once on the law go- he was promptly squeezed. Haled ine into effect. The first disaster Defore bizzoner Judge Archer to ex iV . i . .i. Plain why be was yet troubling the was the unfortunate wreck of the . ' . . , . bulls when thirty minutes was bis Burlington In the west yards. This a,lotted Mme ,n the vl was a real disaster and many hesl- could not elucidate any cause for his From Friday's Dally. .switcher 3001 was raisea irom me tated to accuse the eight o'clock dallying In the town and the Judge One of those Inexplicable and ap- rails on its drivers by the Impact closing law of being responsible. The ordered his Incarceration along with parently unexplalnable accidents which mark railroading, took place last night near midnight at the west end of the local yards,' by which Fire man Earl R. Blish lost bis left 1-i and a number of cars of merchan dise were scattered over the yard3. The accident happened at about 11:40 p. m. and was" caused by No. 74's extra colliding with the switcher No. 3001. The extra, as Its number indicates, was east bound and came into the yards over the fast bound Mala line, rounding th curve at the water works and at the west end of the yards at the usual rate of speed which these trains use in making a run for the grade 'to the bridge. Switcher 3001 had been working in the west end of the yards Hiid Just at the extra dashed around the curve it pulled out on the east bound main with several cars. The switcher was backing up with the cars attached to the front end of the engine. It is believed the crews of the two engines saw the collision coming at the same time and all 'Tied to Jump. Engineer Davis and s fireman on the extra with engine j 073 made the leap in safety and nere not Injured in the teriffic com i act of the big engines. Engineer Neilson of the switcher also made his leap in safety and escaped with out injury, but Fireman Blish was not so fortunate and Just as he tried to Jump the two engines came to gether. The force with which they struck drove the tank of the switcher into the cab and against the boiler. BIsh was 'in the gangway between the engine and the tank trying to 'leap, but his left heel and foot was caught between tbe two and this held him like a vice. As soon as the two engines came together they Jam med and the unfortunate man was so tightly held that it was evident a Jack would have to be used and the switcher Jacked up before the mashed member could be released. The train men and enginemen at once seat word to the station of the wreck and section men were ordered out. Phy sicians were also summoned for Blish whose sufferings were Intense. As soon as possible a Jack was secured and work commenced to release the sufferer. This was not accomplished until he had been a prisoner for an hour and a half. In all this time his appeals for help were heart-rending. He pleaded and begged tbe men at work to take an ax and cut off his crushed foot so that he might be released and his pathetic appeals brought tears to the eyes of all who heard him. Immediately after his release, he was hurried to the office of the company surgeon where it was decided to operate upon him im mediately and his left foot was taken oil Just above the ankle. He was then removed to the Perkins house where he is now resting. Anesthetics were administered pending the oper ation and It was seven o'clock this morning before he came out of their Influence. He is resting easily today and will recover, tbe surgeon states, beyond a doubt. , The wreck caused the demolition of four box cars of merchandise In the freight and two eraptly box cads which the switcher was pulling. The yards around the wreck immediately following presented a sight In the shape of a Jumble of merchandise including red paint, sardines, or anges, canned soup, and everything else almost good for man or beast. Most of the merchandise can be saved and the loss to the company in this respect Is comparatively small, being estimated at $600 or $700. The cars were completely demol ished several of 1 hem being avnllablo for toothpicks, were one numbers nnd had mostly long since passed the Age of consent. They will probably represent a loss ot the outside of 12.000 as the iron work ran be saved and put to good use. One car, a refrigerator, next to engine 1973 of the extra was merely derailed and apparently was not injured. Tbe two engines were somewhat demoralized but not Dearly so badly DAYLIGHT SALOON LAW IN EFFECT Saloon Men in This City Close Promptly at Eight O'clock and more or less Jammed together, 8econd untoward event as you might H. Walsh In the donjon keep. This the back end of the tank being. dent- sayf vaa a conflict between the Is charge againBt the eight o'clock ed where the engine of the extra night bull and two gentlemen tour- closing law No. 4. struck it and the steps and draw sts,Harry Conwell and H. Walsh, But hist! The plot deepens. El bars knocked off but otherwise the flrBt and rea names unknown. The Toro Del Yardo Dizantz tbis after repairs to be made will be nominal, bull, Henry Tout by name, essayed noon found two young boys named The engine on extra No. 1973 was 0 convince .the aforesaid two tour- Maybee and Verhule prowling about also Jameed up considerable and the j8t8 tnat they were Boused and fit the wrecked merchandls cars of the pilot knocked off and the other ac- dunjon keep. Aforesaid tourists then Burlington and ordered them to cut cessorles of the engine broken up. anj tnere beDg did dissent from the out for the grassy headlands or the One cylinder head was broken in bull'c contentions and avcred they watery bottoms or somewhere else but the general run of the damages were really the pink of propriety than the right-of-way of the Burllng were small. This also remained on and tnat gajd Duu tnen and there ton and they heeded him not but the rails., Considering all the circum- wr0nged them grievously and much, stayed and when his back was turn stances of the wreck the remarkable Sajd bull produced the retort dls- ed deftly abstracted some fine, rich feature is that both engines remained courteous and sloughed said tour- old cigars soaked in red paint and on the rails and suffered compara- 8t8 ar0uslng the goal-keeper and keresene and hid them about their tlvely small damage. m. helo by casting them into the person. Hereon and herein did they The wreck blocked the two main I darkest dunjon. Anon ithey were err for the Toro did sight them and lines and the wrecker was sent for at haled before hlzzoner Judge Archer I and they were cast into a noisome once. It arrived here at four o'clock "ho heard all about the troubles cell, later to taste the bitter sweets in charge of conductor Safford and herein related and doled out Justice of Justice as It were. The lads were with Trainmaster Austin on board, to each of them for being D. & D. to tlll there when ye scribe left the Work was rushed and every possible the tune of one plunk and the trim- court room but Judge Archer has a efofrt made to get the track cleared mlngs estimated to be in the neigh mass in pickle for them if they be for No. 1 west hut this could sot he I borhood of three more simoleons. I baled before him. done and that train as well as No. 10 All this was did by the Jedge upon This constitutes charge No. 5 east bound was detoured via Omaha the word of aforesaid bull, Henry against the elgth o'clock closing law. and the Bluffs. The track was clear, Trout who lustily averred they were however, by seven o'clock and No. 6 In Bald state of intoxication and had for the east and No. 15 for the west sought to argue the matter with him. I One O'clock Luncheon. . . I I J .4 il a 1 I departed on time. a cousiuerauon oi me geauemamy An e)aborately appointed 1 o'clock The extra was In charge of Con- behaivor of said Conwell, the Jedge luncheon waa .ven at the DonneiiT ductor Allen with Engineer Davis conciuaea to give me com or mem home ,.eBterday by Miss Gretchen on 1873 while the switch crew was ft chance Tor their white alley and Donnelly, in honor of Miss Ella Mar under Foreman Crissinger and En- suspended sentence for thirty min- aret Dovey. to which the bridal nor gineer Nellison and Fireman Blish ut unU1 they fly the C00D- ty of the Dovey-Falter wedding and of the 3001. The exact cause of the wnereat onweu wun exceeding ana a few friend8 were Invited I A. 1 A Jl I A A. I disaster cannot now be told and an Kre na8ie Ul- BV1Bie ai cnce out. The table decoratlons were beau Investigation will be necessary to de- a!as and alackaday, Walsh, capital tful and conBlBted or a eake. Cov terralne who or what was to blame. ot firBt name H- lingered until after ered wItn mlnature flags and red tor. There was all kinds of stories afloat he had imbibed sundry liquors of pedoo-8 aa a centerpiece, Burround- as to the cause as is always the case maic spiruous ana vinous sons ed by the rod r0BeB( blue Jaipur and only close Investigation will mosuy spiruous, ana men nied mm and whJte dn8e8 , carrying out disclose what the difficulty was. lo me uuningion varus wnere ne color scheme of red. white and blue One thing which will largely enter fe" athwart the eagle eye of El Toro At each placo wag , be found ft Into the matter is the fact that the ae yarao' Ale wxant, otherwise Uny fla, and rd torDedo. The accident occurred at the point where known as the bull of the yards. El danty flve course luncheon was de- George H. Polsall's teams are engag- r ae -ara promptly suRpicionea I ltclous. the hostess belns: assisted In ed in doing some ditching for the that said Welsh had bug Juice un- 8ervng by MlBgeB Adeline Minor, company. Along the road at this er 1118 corsiet ana neraea mm into Giady8 Sullivan and Marie Donnelly, point the usual yard boards were tak- corral. Herein he found ample evl- The co,or Bcheme ot red, white and en down and bulletins were Issued dencc by smell that his suspicions blue wag uged jn jthe service. warning engineers and trainmen of wre eu muuueu ana ue sianeu Following the luncheon came de this. It Is said the engineer of the BaI(- waisn oacK ,to me city not-root ijchtful music both vocal and in extra disclaims any knowledge of to ar8ue the caso before hlzzoner Ltrumental, was given, Interspersed these bulletins. He entered the yard Jeage Arcner. baia waisn wasted BOC,al conversation . . . I u t 1 . I I at his usual speed and. according to cunsiuemuie mry persiuuge upon Thoe .ho cloved this occasion one story, before the switchmen or BaIl bH and moved to return and were Ml8Be8 Caroline Barkalow of one story, before the switching crew Investigate further Into Bald Walsh s Qmaha, Alice Dovey, Emma Falter expected or understood the train antecedents. aia duu Demg agree- rblias Petts of Lincoln Helen Do was to be here. In consequence of abie. said investigation was made this, the crew was operat- antl herein and hereabouts was said lug on the main line with a Walsh undone. He was then started flagman and relying on the bulletin, by Eltoro to the donjon keep for The Investigation will bo held very the second time in twenty-four hours shortly and prompt action will be Dt when near said keep, said Walsh taken by the company officials to demurred and after argument said prevent any more accidents of the demurrer was sustained and El Toro kind so far as human Ingenuity and hurried Bald Walsh before hlzzoner regulation can do so. Such accld- Jedge Archer. Here they met up ents as the one of last night though with El Toro Del Delva, the bull of seem to be almost impossible to pre- the woods, as he is known, Sheriff vent. Qulnton. Haled before hlzzoner by From Saturday ! Ial)y. i The enforcement of the e Ight o'clock closing law In this city would not appear to be a hard task Judging from the promptitude with which It has been obeyed. So far as heard tvery one of the saloons closed Thursday night promptly on time under the old law and opened yesterday morning at seven o'clock under the new law. No saloon Is reported to have opened ahead of time and there Is every disposition on the part of the saloon men to men to obey the law until It has been tested and held unconstitutional. There was a large number on the streets Thursday night anticipating that there would be some trouble In closing up and looking for some symptoms of disorder and tumult. Such were surprised and disappointed for nothing of the kind took place. At eleven o'clock the saloons closed and there was no more drunkenness than 1b usual none. A number were disappointed this morning when they called for early morning drinks and were met with doors which re fused to open. A Joke on one man who had strongly advocated the new law, was the fact that he was one of Its first victims. Being sick, and really so. at that, he thought be would throw a shot of John Barley corn unto himself. Sothlnklnghehur riea to tnirst aispensary at & a. m. and was stung by finding the doors closed tighter than those to the promised land. Consequently he re turned to the assault at 6 a. m. and through a screen door he Implored vey, Crotbers of St. Paul, Minn. Catherine Dbvey, Jeanette Paln-er of Lincoln, Mesdames Frederick Trues dell and R. F. Patterson. Still Itislng. One feature of the wreck was the two BUCh "'doubtable bulls as he of fact that there were no engines in the local yards available for helping to clear the tracks and one had to the yards and he of the timbers, Walsh hod small show and was com mitted by hlzzonor. When It dawn- be called over from Pacific JTTnctlon ed Up" h'8 8C0lt('rel, Intellect that the vendor of red-eye to Jar loose with a small drink. His only reward was a hollow laugh like unto that of a spirit departed and a request to call after seven. Now, strangely enough, fellow citizens, this man was sore. But be waited until after seven. Tbe saloons all closed promptly at eight o'clock at night, emptying their crowds on the street at the tap of the bell, There was no place which even attempted to keep open and the several proprietors were pre pared for the lynx-eyed gentlemen who constituted themselves private defectives to learn if the law was being violated. And there were sev eral In the business, too. They hur ried from saloon to saloon and peer ed into them to see whether anyone was in but the result showed no patrons on hand although In sev eral cases the bartenders and por ters were engaged in cleaning up. Most of the saloons have decided to clean up at night Instead of in the morning as was formerly the cus tom. There was no unusual drunkenness although several "plants" were in evidence containing malt liquors purchased before closing hours. These were always private arrange ments, however, and not for the use of the public. On tbe whole the public seems dis posed to put up with the plan and buy what they want before closing time. As to lessening the consump tion of liquor it is more than doubt ful If it so operates. Delightful Kitchen Shower. From Raturday's Pally. Miss Helen Dovey yesterday after noon entertained a large number of guests, the occasion being a kitchen shower in honor of Miss Ella Mar garet Dovey. The principal amuse ment of the afternoon was the mak ing of an immense quilt. As each guest arrived she was presented with a piece of white cloth, a thimble and a needle threaded with red thread. The object was to work a design on the cloth including the name or the Initial of the sewer. The pieces were later pieced together and formed the quilt. There were many unique and novel pieces worked out. The Judges decided after all the pleceB were fin ished that Misses Ellen Windham and Ruth Johnson had carried - Mr. r.lish Improves. From Saturday's Dally. Earl , Blish ,the fireman Injured In the Burlington wreck, Is getting along finely at the Perkins House and there Is small doubt but that he will soon be well. He has been looked after by several friends wbi came down from Omaha and For'. Crook and every possible care Is !! lng given him. A trained nurse came down this morning from Oma ha and has taken charge of his care. The Information which reached the Journal that his home was In Lin coln turns out to have been Incorrect as It Is In Pennsylvania. Blish Is said to be connected with a promi nent family In that state and is a young man of refinement and breed ing. He has taken his injuries very philosophically and is quite resfgneH to the Iosb he has suffered. A large- away the prizes. Later when the.number of railroad men have been quilt was completed It was placed 'among his callers and they are un to drag the cars away before the un fortunate Blish could bo released Blish, the man Injured In the wreck, had been here but about a week, having come here from Lin coin where it Is understood his home is. He Is a young man nnd has not been In the company service a great while. 1'lcHKuntly Entertained. Miss Verna Leonard yesterday en- he was to be 6loughed said Walsb announced In trumpet tones what he would do to the bull when he was sprung and Intimated said bull would suffer from a loss of block and would be string-halted and oth erwise unmarketable when said Walsh had finished his alterations. However, said Walsh now reposes In durance vile and the eight o'clock closing law has victim No. 2 to Its credit. The Missouri river this morning was still rising and Is now at the highest point of the year. It topped tho 11.1 mark this morning which hrd been Its previous record for th year and has been slowly crawling above all day. As stated befcrt there Is not much Mklibood of thl mark being much exceeded and ll fitf in the stream will not be lon ofmed. The water now cove-i lare part of the Band bar In front of the Burlington station and yaids e.'.d row boats can land near the dor-tit. ?t Is not believed the river will (iet out of Its banks on the Iowa side as the rise comes too late. If It does not there Is every prospect that the people over there will have the larg est crops they have had In years. Everything Is reported to be In fine shape there nnd the farmers are Jubilant over the outlook. There was no rain last night or yesterday Yet conies the end not. The Bur A a I i l If ft i - t I 1 1 a . i. a m . I u iium. u ai unlike wiiisi a nuciuer i jiiikiiui um iiuwuk uriei cuuuKii "" anywhere In this vlclnltv and It Is of guests, the affair belugjn honor Its hands this morning had a freight thought the wet season Is nt on end Detroit, irsin pun out a coupling wniio stui-K for . nt i,.nHt up by the air on the bill coming Into town and all this happened ns many folks of much business (minding ex work of excavating this train from the cut took Borne one hour nnd tlilr ty minutes and ln united efforts of lt!i home folks, lie Is a brother of was Superintendent Flynn, Trainmaster Frank Novotney, who has been farm Austin, Mnster Mechanic Andrews, lng there for some time vMi ev of Mesdames Wilson of Mich., and Woodruff of Falrbuult, Minn. Fruit punch wan served throughout the game. Mrs. Carl C Frlike was the, wlnnwr of the firnt prize, two beauty pins of Grcau design. At the conclusion of lh nf ternoon n diilnty luncheon served. l' I rom Oklahoma. John Novotny came In last night foni Chlckasha, Ind. Tit., , for a visit injured as might le Imagined. Tie Barbara G'-rirg, riulr Dovry. Those attending was Mesdames 1 1 nrdmnster Johnson nnd all his celelnt results. John U greatly lak Woodruff of Fulrvuult. Minn., 11. N. crew, Engineer Krlsky and fireman, en with that rountry,( uni snys all Dovey, T. P. Livingston, Phkett, the crew of train No. 4, and an Im- the Cass county colony Is d.inc, wc II Gasij Strelght, H. S. Austin, llerold, mens" roncoursn of thl.. citizen v. ho Crops look well generally and wheat i . it. rriKe, uritf, A. w. White, and I wasted much sound reasoning harvest excelled all prediction MIbsps Lena Frlck", Florence Dovey, powers In figuring out how to did It. 'John expects to return on completltn No. 4 finally departed one hour and 'of hi visit nt bis tb old homo on exhibition Miss Dovey was presented by her guests with an Immense clothes hamper nnd was told to commence with the rolling pin and take the articles out. Ench article was wrapped In white tissue paper and prettily tied together, one of the laughable and odd features was Miss Dove's efforts to guess the Identity of each article before she had open ed It. As an Illustration of her 111 luck, she guessed a strainer for a soup holder and a spoon appeared to her like an, egg beater. Her friend were determined she should keep things clean for he received a broom, dlshpan and a package of Dutch Cleanser. A large punch bowl filled with fruit punch, was kept very, very busy during the afternoon and was duly appreciated owing to the warm weather. Dainty refreshments mark ed the close of the occasion which was one of the prettiest and most at tractive affairs of te kind ever given In the city. The guests Included Mesdames Walker, J. P. Falter, Fox, Wilson of Detroit, Woodruff of Falrvbnult, Knapp, Dwyer, George E. Dovey, E. G. Dovey, Balor, T. P. Livingston. W. W. Windham, Austin, It. F. Pat terson, Frederick Truesdell, C. G. Frlcke, Misses Lena Frlcke, Ellen Wlndhnm, Ruth Johnson, Frances Weldman, Madeline Minor, Margery Walker, Murphy Gerlng, Leonard, Hullle Parmele, Lucille Gass, Marl" Donnelly, Cntherlne Dovey, Alice Dovey, Margaret Dovey, Phyllis Petts of Lincoln, Jeanette Palmer of Lin coln, Carolyn Barkalow of Omaha, Lillian Crowthers of St. Paul, nnd Minnie Guthmon. remitting in their efforts to see that be gets every possible attention. The investigation Into the circumstances! surrounding the wreck in which he received his Injuries Is now in pro gress and will soon be completed' when the official findings of the au thorities will be announced. EloKiinent is Surprise, MIsb Clara Brown, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Brown of G64 H street, was married in Lob Angeles yesterday to Mr. E. C. Weficott, an electrician of Platts mouth, Neb The marriage wa quite a surprise to Miss Brown's parents, as they knew nothing concerning her plans until they received a telegram from the young lady saying sho was mar ried and would write later. The lust they had seen of her wo when she left yesterday morning for Sunday rchool. The charming bride Is a very lovenble girl nnd has won many worm friends during her short stay In San Bernardino who wish her much hnpplness. For many month sho hns been head bookkeeper at Harris' store. Ron Bernardino (Cal.) Evening Index. John Weathorly who has been working hero for several months past In the employ of tho Nebraska Tele phono Compnny, depurted yesterday for Omaha and I)e Moines, nuerc he v.111 take up his work again. Mr. Weut herly Is one of tho kind or men whom It Is n pleosuro to meet and during his short Btay hero ho made himself many friends. It Is to bo hoped be returns to the city at some future time for a further sojourn.