The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 26, 1909, Image 1
Neb. Stato HlitorlcU Boo be Ilattsmoutb Journal SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXVI11 PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JULY 20, 190b NO 51 REPUBLICANS NAME DELEGATES 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. First Ward. 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 apparent destination. 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. Third Ward. 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 ty gifts. 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 bride. 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 Cory. 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 these trains. 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 Bee. 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 bors. 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 follows: President, Mrs. Belh, Miles, LouIh- vllle. Vice president, Mrs. Jennie Dodge, Plattsmouth. Secretary, Mrs. Mary Harmon, Avoca. Treasurer, Mrs. Oella Klrpatrlck, Nehawka. 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 ceptlonally bright. 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 catch. To Pay Into Court. Friday1 Knlly, echo of the famous Baylor- Fretn An 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 IOUkvUh.