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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JULY 20, 190b
Not Much Interest Shown In
This City at Primaries
From Friday's Dally.
The primaries of the Republicans
to select delegates to their county
convention -were held in this city
and throughout the county last
night. Little interest was manifested
and there were no struggles for the
empty honor of sitting In the con
vention, which wllf. be a perfunctory
one and will have the selection of
delegates to the state convention, to
be held In Lincoln. The county con
vention will be held In Weeping
Water on Saturday, July 24.
The attendance at the primaries
last evening were very small, few
even knowing that there were any
to be held. In every instance the
delegates selected were chosen after,
a great deal of skirmishing to getj
some one willing to serve the party.
Many declinations on account of one
thing and another were had. The
preliminaries have nothing to do
with the selection of a county ticket,
which detracted in a great measure
from the interest. The delegates
from this city are divided upon the
county option or prohibition ques
tion should it come up, but the gen
eral opinion is that the county at
large Is controlled by the county
optionists or prohibitionists. It is
not expected, however, that this
question will be touched upon in the
county convention, although it
doubtlesswill influence the selection
of state delegates.
No cuulesls were on in this ward
and the primary did not adopt any
resolutions!. , Hon. R. B. Windham
was chosen chairman of the primary
and A. L. Tldd as secretary. The
following named gentlemen were
chosen as delegates to the county
convention: R. B. Windham, A. L.'
Tidd, James Robertson, W. L. Pick
ett, Charles Guthmann, John Llnde
roan. Second Ward.
The attendance in this ward was
very light and the primary was held
on the steps of Turner ball. No
resolutions were passed except one
commendatory of Judge Beeson,
who lives in' that ward. William
Weber was chosen as chairman,
while H. A. Schneider acted as sec
Spence Huh More Oief.
Two wagon loads of llavelock
beer stands in front of the police
station. The big consignment of
amber fluid belong to Charles W.
Spence, the llavelock saloon keeper,
whose case is now pending in the
police court. Spence attempted to
make several deliveries Wednesday,
but the police took both wagon
loads of beer to the station, and un
hitched the teams there. In the
wagons are twenty-five cases of beer,
five kegs and eight Jugs. One load
is ticketed while the other has no
When nsked as to what' disposi
tion of the beer was going to be
made, Chief Rlckard replied "that
the matter was in the hands of the
city attorney." The excise ruling
under which the beer was seized is
found in section 12 "that It shall
be unlawful for a common carrier,
agent or representative to deliver
beer within the corporate limits of
the city." The fact that one load of
beer was not ticketed Is taken into
special account by the police. It was
. on these grounds that the motion
made by Spence's attorney to dis
miss the action now pending In the
court was overruled by Judge Rlsser.
The case of Spence conies up be
fore Judge Rlsser this afternoon.
Spence's attorney was unable to
Mate whether the defense would In
troduce evidence to show that the
deliveries were made under the
same arrangements as the other
liquor dealers. The police stato that
the beer delivered by Spence is by a
delivery man hired by the saloon
keeper for this purpose alone. Should
Speni'o decide to rest the case It Is
very prolmWe that he would be
fined, i-1 n eo the court lets already
overruled his motion to dismiss the
actou. Lincoln Star.
Spence formerly lived nt Louis
vllle niil Is well known here. II
seenis to bp an cspcdal objei t of nt
taik by the Lincoln police, although
retary. The delegates chosen are as
follows: W. W. Windham, 1L A.
Schneider, A. J. Beeson, M. L. Frled
richrlch, J. E. Douglas, Guy Mc
Maken, R. O. Watters.
This is the ward where the pri
mary was held in the open first
time in the history of the ward, it is
said and where Judge Sullivan de
livered a speech, which he himself
describes as a "rlp-roarlng one."
The noise of Judge Sullivan's speech
Is what so disturbed the remainder
of the city, many imagining that the
Galveston storm had traveled this
far inland, and was about to seize
the city in its clutches. Judge Sulli
van's pathetic allusion to the har
mony in the Republican ranks also
evoked much laughter, and at the
conclusion of his remarks he was
literally deluged with friends an
xious to shake his hand and con
gratulate him upon his effort for
effort It certainly was. He was hon
ored by the chairmanship. F M.
Rlchey was compelled to accept the
position of secretary.
The following gentlemen were
drafted and compelled to promise to
go to Weeping Water: J. II. Becker,
John Albert, W. II. Newell, George
Born, Byron Clark, Carroll Dennis
Quinton, John Busche, F. H. Steim
ker. Careful search falls to revea
who and when the primaries in the
Fourth and Fifth wards were held,
nor who were the unfortunate vic
tims drafted to do the dummy act
in the convention. The lack of In
terest and apparent lack of plans
for the primaries seem to have re
suited"' in "nothing being "done in
most of the wards and precincts. In
qury among the Fourth ward Re
publicans failed to find any one who
attended or took any part in a prl
mary, while the few Fifth warders
who ventured in denied that any
such a thing as a Republican pri
mary was held in their bailiwick. It
is more than probable the country
precincts attracted as little atten
tion and the result seems to indl
cate a very lightly attended and un
Interested assemblage at Weeping
Water on Saturday.
his record while at Louisville was as
good as any in the business there
He followed the liquor business In
that place for several years-
Wants Then to I'ay.
The Burlington railroad is thieat
ened with being mulcted in damages
for the loss of goods, wares and
merchandise belonging to II. M
Soennlchsen, if the allegations of a
bill of particulars filed before Jus
tlce Archer are proven. Mr. Soen
jilchsen alleges that on March 11
last he received a shipment of goods
over the Burlington, which said
shipment was delivered at the
freight depot of the company, but
no word of same was given him .in
any manner whatsoever. He, there
fore, did not know that said goods
etc., reposed in Bald depot and did
not take steps to move them out
and . to his store. In the meantime
came the flame demon and ruthless
ly burned down said depot and put
Mr. Soennlchsen's goods to the bad
so much so that when the ruins
were sorted over IL M. had noth
Ing left wherewith to regale the in
ner man nor with which to fill the
wants of his many customers. All
this destruction happened on March
14, to the great inconvenience and
displeasure of Mr. Soennlchsen. H
then and there made a demand up
on said railroad company that It
come across with the price of said
wares and reimburse him, the said
Soennlchsen for tho Invoice prc
uiercor. mis said railroad com
puny then and there failed, oinniltt
ed and refused to do. Consequent
ly he asks that Jestico be did tl
railroad company nnd he receive
of their assets nii.l coin and sliek
els the sum total of $ I I'd. fit',.
Mrs. Thomas South and daughter,
Miss Trua, are nnmng those wh
were passenpers this morning for
Omaha, where they wf.l visit wit
friends during the day.
A White Shower.
.miss iuaDei t reese was me victim
of a most agreeable surprise yester
day afternoon, when Mrs. C. L. Carl
son and her mother, Mrs. Jennie
Whalen entertained a large number
of young ladies at a white shower.
After the bride-to-be had recover
ed from the shock, packages con
taining white and red hearts were
distributed, and the guests request
ed to search for the red and white
hearts hidden about the rooms.
When this was completed the guests
were requested to keep the hearts,
as at the end of each contest, the
winner would receive a large white
eart, which would count five and
the one holding the largest number
f hearts at the close of the after
noon would receive the prize.
A mock wedding was then held,
in which Misses Mabel Freese, Es
telle Balrd and Mrs. John Crabill
participated. This occasioned con
siderable merriment. he bride
was then showered with many pret
Cards and pencils were then dis
tributed, which were entitled
'Menu" . and the guests were re
quested to write one for a break
fast, dinner and supper. Mrs.
Grace Nellgh won the white heart
in this contest. In the guessing
contest, Miss Luclle Randall cap
tured a large white heart. Squares
of white cheesecloth, needles and
thread were then distributed and
the guests hemmed wash cloths for
The pleasures of the afternoon
were further augmented when a de
licious luncheon was served.
Each napkin contained a number
of red or white hearts and Borne
were found under the dishes con
taining the Ice cream. When the
hearts were counted, it was found
that Mrs. John Crablll had the larg
est number of hearts and she was
awarded the prize, a heart shaped
box of bon bona.
The remainder of this most de
lightful afternoon was spent in
answering questions and writing
wishes for the bride-to-be.
After voting the hostesses most
harming entertainers, the guests
took their departure.
For the occasion the rooms were
prettily decorated with ferns, nas
turtiums, white and red hearts, and
a white wedding bell. The host
esses were assisted In serving by
the little Misses Mabel Lee Copen
haver and Jessie Whalen.
Those who enjayed this delight
ful occasion were Mesdames Charles
Freese, Grace Nellgh, John Crablll,
L. V. Copenhaver, C. S. Johnson,
Link; Misses Zelma Tuey, Carrie
Becker, Margaret Mapes, Ella Ken
nedy, Hattlo Hofmann, Julia Kerr,
Alma Larson, Carrie and Estella
Balrd, Luclle Randall, Grace Miller
of Lincoln, Garnet and Florence
Had 1 1 1 in Some Nerve.
A. D. Packard, the manager of
the wireless show, which Is to be at
the Parmele next Saturday night,
has addressed a letter to Secretary
Morgan of tho school board, asking
him to circulate a petition among
the business men of tho city to
agree to dose up nt 8 p. m. on Sat
urday evening, July 24, so as to
permit every one to attend the de
monstration of wireless and the
whole show. Mr. Morgan, In view of
the fact that this Is not under the
auspices of the school board, but Is
private enterprise conducted for
gain, has declined to do anything of
the kind. The show is certainly an
educational and highly interesting
affair and well worth attending, but
It does look like the management
had a lot of nerve to ask the busi
ness men, on Saturday night of all
others, to agree to close at 8 o'clock
The craze for an 8 o'clock law
seems to have infested the wireless
telegraphers, judging from his let
tor. It is not at all likely anything
will be done in the matter as to
closing, but the show should have a
good crowd, as it Is both entertain
Ing and Instructive.
MIm Black No Better.
The many friends of Miss Hannah
Black, who was taken to a hospital
in Omaha some time since, will hear
with regret that her condition Is re
ported as very ctitluil. Her Illness
has grown steadily worse and she
lias failed to rally, as had lie. n
Imped for. The attending physicians
do not hold out a great deal of hope
for her Immediate rerovery. ller
many friends who have kept trnk
of her condition are uneasy, but
hope that a filature may soon lake
place for the better.
For National Encampment.
Department Commander L. D.
Richards of the Nebraska depart
ment has Issued general orders No
relative to the national encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Re
public, In which it is stated that the
Nebraska department will go to Salt
Lake by way of the Union Pacific,
leaving Omaha by special train Sat
urday, August 7, at 4:10 p. m., ar
riving at Salt Lake the following
Monday morning. An invitation is
extended to the comrades of the
Grand Army in general, and to the
Women's Relief corps and Ladies of
the Grand Army of the Republic and
their friends. Arrangements have
been made to meet the official train
en route through .Nebraska by con
necting lines. Standard tourist
sleepers will be provided on each of
The Nebraska headquarters at Salt
Lake City will be in room 500, Cul
len hotel, West Second South street.
The Salt Lake City hotels are con
ducted as a rule on the European
plan, the rates running from $1.50
to $5 per day, according to the pen
sion and purse of the victini. The
smaller hotels will charge from $1
to J 3 per day per person, two in a
room. . Lodging in private houses
will run from 50 cents to $1 per
night; lodging and breakfast from
1 to J 1.50 per day.
The rate from Omaha, which Is
the basis for all Nebraska points for
the round trip, will bo $29.40-. Tick
ets will bear final return limit of
thirty days in addition to date of
sale, and stopovers are permitted on
the usual conditions within limit.
Tickets sold at Omaha may be routed
by way of any direct route, return
ing by way of any other direct route
to and from Salt Lake City. Omaha
Colonel Henry C. Mc.YIaken of this
city is an aide on Commander Rich
ards' staff, and he will be an attend
ant nt the national encampment, his
health permitting. Colonel Me
Maken has not missed an encamp
ment in years and he cannot afford
to start missing them now. He will
probably go -on the special train la
company with Commander Richards
and his staff.
From Friday's Dally.
Two Accidents at LaPlalte.
Two cripples from LnPlatte were
In the city today for the first time
In several weeks. These two were
William Hogabone, who three
weeks ago yesterday fell from the
Platte river bridge, sustaining In
ternal injuries which well nigh
proved fatal. Mr. Hogabone, who is
well known visitor In this city,
had been Intending to do some sein
ing In the Platte for minnows, as he
Intended to do some fishing later In
tho day. In company with a young
boy he started across the M. P.
trestle over the Platte and when
nearly out to tho channel, ho sud
denly became dizzy and lost his bal
ance, plunging down to the sand be
low, a distance of some twenty feet.
He alighted upon his back and the
Jar revived him measurably so that
he was able to be on his feet within
a minute. In the meantime the hov
had become alarmed and hurried
back to LaPlatte to summon assist
ance. While ho was gone Mr. Hog
abone managed to regain the tres
tle, although suffering Intense pnln.
He was groping his way home at
IaPlatte when he was met by some
of his neighbors, whom the boy
had summoned. They helped him
and ho was gotten home, where he
was at once confined to his bed. He
was unable to bo out ngaln for three
weeks, getting over to this city to.
day for the first time.
The other gentleman was a Mr.
Osborn, who had his shoulder dis
located some four years ago and
who, one the same day on which
Mr. Hogabone suffered his accident,
got Into a scuffle with a friend and
once more dislocated his shoulder.
This has also necessitated his con
ftnement to the house, and today
was his first time out. The two gen
tlemen are friends and dose neigh
Earned II t er Cent.
The Burlington's report for the
fiscal year Just dosed will show that
1 1 per cent has been earned on Its
capital stock. It will show Increased
gross earnings and decreased opornt
ing expenses oflset by augmented
merest marge,,. The 1 I per cent
earned m nn Increase over the year
before, when the fsmpany earned
ln.!i:t per cent.- Slate Journal.
a union clKnr Is "Acorns'' mane
by I'tak l!aje( k. They are the best
From Washington State.
G. 11. Mumm and wife of Spokane,
Wash., are in the city making a
visit with his parents, Peter Mumm
and wife. Mr. Mumm is a great
lover of Spokane and the great
northwest. He states that inside of
a very few years Spokane must be a
city of 230,000 population, as it
new has at least 140,000, and ex
pects to get close around the 200,-
000 mark by next year. Emigra
tion is pouring into the territory
about Spokane at a great rate.tak-
ing all the available farming land,
which Is empire in itself. Ia addi
tion, Spokane has developed Into a
great manufacturing center with
Immense water power running
through the center of the city. The
recent decision of the interstate com
merce commission giving Spokane
the benefit of reduced railroad rates,
has aided greatly in booming the
city. Mr. Mumm is particularly en
thusiastic over the great water
which the city has, it being pure and
clear and of very high quality. Mr.
and Mrs. Mumm will visit several
days with their folks.
Saves Work in Hot Weather.
Tomorrow the ladles of the M. E.
Aid society will hold one of their
regular "market" days. The sale
will be held In the store room im
mediately east of the drug store of
Weyrlch & Hadraba, and it will con
sist of everything needed to eat.
Those patronizing It will find them
selves In a 'position to get anything
they mny need for tho Sunday dln
ner at very small cobI. The market
day Idea has taken great hold with
church societies and ft seems to fur
nish a fine basis for raising funds
for tho church, besides being a great
aid for the housewife. Here all
kinds of breads and cakes, can be
found, all donated for the sale and
every piece home cooking. Meats of
various kinds, all of the same good,
old-fashioned brand of cooking are
also kept for sale, and everything
good for the table gives the thrifty
and those relishing a fine meal Just
what they desire. It pays to get
your eatables here.. , ...
Little Change in Condition.
Advices from the bedside of J. V.
Egenberger in Omaha Indicate small
chnnge In his condition. He has
been resting quite well and, In fact,
doing fully as well as could be
hoped for. He Is quite cheerful and
this Is considered a very good sign.
lis two little girls accompanied his
son Eddie to tho hospital yesterday,
and he was delighted to meet them
once more. Ills daughter, Miss Anna
Egenberger, who lias been visiting
with relatives at Salt Lake City,
Utah, arrived home last evening and
this morning was a passenger on
the eany train for his bedside. She
was accompanied by Mrs. L. B.
Egenberger, Mrs. Herman Spies,
Mm John Hlrz, Mrs. Rosa Sulser
and Callle Egenberger, all of whom
will spend the day at tho hospital.
It Is sincerely hoped that Mr. Egon-
berger's condition can be reported
more favorable when they return.
Choose Their Ofllcers.
The ofllcers chosen for the ensu
ing year by the C. T. U. conven
tion, held In this city on Wednes
day and Thursday morning, are as
President, Mrs. Belh, Miles, LouIh-
Vice president, Mrs. Jennie Dodge,
Secretary, Mrs. Mary Harmon,
Treasurer, Mrs. Oella Klrpatrlck,
The dosing meetings of tho con
vention were very harmonious and
enthusiastic, the members depart
ing for their homes feeling that the
meetings had been more successful
than ordinarily and thnt the out
look for the organization was ex
Ita'iith of Mrs. Phillips.
From Friday' Pally.
Dr. K, D. Cummins this afternoon
hi j o ciocK received a message
from Ottawa, HI., announcing the
death at that place of Mrs. Phil
lips, mother of Mrs. Cummins. Mrs.
lummliiR had only returned a few
days ago from her mother's bed
side, feeling thut sho was well
enough then to permit her to return
home, and the sudden news of her
relapse and death comes as a double
shock. Tho many friends of Dr.
i t . . i. . .
hihi .him. ( iiNimins join in sym
pathy for them in their heavy loss
It Is not known yet whether Mrs
Cummlim will go to Ottawa or not
the sudden nature of tho summons
.finding her quite unprepared to sav
An Accident llcorteI.
From Friday's Dally.
It is reported here this afternoon,
that a threshing outfit belonging to
Ben F. Horning, the well known
farmer south of the city, had gone
through a bridge somewhere in the
neighborhood of the Missouri river,
opposite what is known as Goche
nour's island. The accident is said
to have taken place this morning. It.
would appear that Mr. Hornlug's
outfit, In charge of his hired man,
was to move to the island, whorej
there was a Job of threshing to bo
done today. An early start was
taken, the engine and thresher get
ting under way about 4 o'clock thl3
morning. When over in the hllla
near the river the engine and
thresher started across a bridge
which collapsed under their weight,
turning the engine and machine
both into a creek. It is not report
ed that any one was serlCuoiy in
jured, and It is understood Mr.
Horning was not with the outfit at
the time. Owing to inability to get
Mr. Horning by telephone, a confir
mation of the report and a state
ment as to the damage done cannot
be obtained for today's paper.
Had a Fine Evening.
The L. P. C. club last evening
had a most delightful meeting at
the charming home of Mrs. H. G.
Van Horn, in South Park. For the
meeting, Mrs. Van Horn had charm
ingly decorated the house with va
rious flowers, tho parlor and dining:
rooms being particularly gayl in a
riotous luxuriance of sweet peas.
nasturtiums and house plants, all
serving to form a beautiful and
tasty background for the evening's
entertainment. The evening was
spent In music on tne phonograph
and general conservation on topics
In which the club is Interested. The
evening was brought to a closo with
a superb two-course luncheon serv
ed by the hostess, which all the
guests enjoyed greatly,
ONE OF THE CLUB.
To Change Itesults.
The Plattsmouth baseball club, ac
companied by several friends and
rooters, drove over to Glenwood
this afternoon to try and take tho
measure of the Iowans who so close
ly skinned them here several weeks
ago. The boys started out feeling
confident they would be able to re
deem themselves and vowing by all
that was good they would surely do
heir best to wipe out the defeat
which was handed them. They
made two carriage loads and went
by the ferry road, picking their way
over the bad spots. It was necessary
to drive, as there ia no train coming
back this evening which they could
To Pay Into Court.
echo of the famous Baylor-
Butler garnishee case came up in
district court this morning when an
order was entered by Judgo Travis
to the have the garnishee, the Chi
cago, Burlington & Qulncy Rail
road company, garnishee In the case,
pay Into court the sum of $8.1.
which it answered was due Butler
from the company. This puts the
funds In question nto the hands of
the clerk of the court pending final
disposition of the case, which has
been appealed by Butler. In the
lower court, which was In Justice
Patterson's court nt Rock Bluffs,
Baylor won the case.
I'uilph Kline Hurled Here.
The body of the Infant son of C.
W. Kline of South Omaha
brought to this city this morning
on the M. P. train, being accom
panied by the parents and relatives.
Tho child was 8 months old and was
named Ralph V. Mrs. Kline, the
mother of the unfortunate little
one, Is a daughter of William
Manternacht, formerly of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Kline were not resi
dents of this city and are not well
known here. The grandfather, Mr.
Manternacht, Is well known and
has many friends hero who sym
pathize with him In his sorrow.
Taken in on Suspicion.
According to the South Omaha
Items of tho Omaha Bee several Cass
county boys are said to have been
arrested In that placo Wednesday
night by Officer Turnqulst on sus
picion. Tho Item does not state
what the hoys were charged with
or Hiisplcloncd of, nor Is nny expla
nation given ns to whether they
were released or arc. still being hold
on suspicion. The boys gnvo the
names of If. K. I,t t tt. George Car
ter, Virgil Delezene and George Fd
wards, and are said to bo from
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