The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 29, 1909, Image 1
A A If journal. SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXVI11 PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1909 NO 55 rannTinre mai Democrats and Republicans Se lect Delegates to Their State Conventions In accordance with a call issued by Chairman J. S. Livingston of the Democratic county central commit tee for a mass convention of the Democrats of the county, to be held in this city on Saturday, July 21, to choose eight delegates to the state convention, to be held In Lincoln to morrow (Tuesday) July 27, quite a large number of Democrats repre senting a number of the precincts of the county gathered at the coun cil chamber. The meeting was re markable for the harmony which existed and the optimistic feeling which prevailed. It was called to order by Chair man Livingston, and D. C. Morgan was made temporary secretary, the temporary organization being made permanent. Speeches were Indulged In by several of the members pres ent, including II. L. Oldham of Mur ray and W. F. Gillespie of Mynard. All the speakers gave enthusiastic talks upon the bright outlook for the party In this county this fall, and especially for the prospects for the election of the county ticket, which all considered almost a sure thing. Dr. Livingston . also ad dressed the meeting and roused great enthusiasm by his optimistic remarks and his statement of a be lief that victory this fall was prac tically assured even now. The work of choosing delegates to the state convention was quickly disposed of and the following named gentlemen were elected by accla mation: L. F. Langhorst of Elm wood, S. 0. Pitman of Murray, M. A. Eates of Plattsmouth. W. E. Palling of -Greenwood, M. G. Kime of Nehawka, W. F. Gillespie of My nard, O. E. Metzger of Cedar Creek and Dr. J. S. Livingston of Plattsmouth. Each one of the gen tlemen signified 4his intention of at tending the meeting at Lincoln. On motion, It was voted that the present county central committee be elected to hold over for one more year, which insures the retention of Dr. Livingston as chairman. It was also moved and seconded that, the chairman and secretary of the county central committee be empowered to fill any vacancies which might occur on the state dele Ration. The delegates present at the state convention were also em powered to cast the full vote of the county. The convention adjourned after a eooulnri rf nKnnt rrn Kin ..11 ' confidence and enthusiasm over theU'08t of the delegates got hack Sat- prospects for the coming campaign, Republican Convent ion. The Republican county conven- Carload of Heating Plant. Preparations for winter are much in evidence around the hardware es tablishment of John Bauer. Yester day this enterprising firm unloaded a carload of hot water heating plants, all of which are sold already and which John Bauer, Jr., will pro ceed to install. They are what Is know as the American Radiator com pany's Ideal plant, several of which are installed in this city now, and which, have given the utmost satis faction. The plants were contracted for by Charles C. Parmele for his palatial residence on North Sixth street, the Bank of Cass County for Its building at the corner of Fourth and Main streets, Falter & Thlerolf, the clothiers, for their store build ing on Main street; L. J. Marquardt, the enterprising merchant of Avoca, and Martin Zaar.one of South Bend's moM enterprising citizens. The firm of Bauer & Son have been making strenuous efforts to get a good, big share of the heating plant business In this county and the above Indi cates that they are meeting with success. The plants they Install are fine ours and strictly up-to-date and workmanship they put into them is also (.f the very highest ord r. It might he remarked that unloading tin's" plants yesterday caused John Bamr a lot of good, hard work. i i... t ... . ..... .... .loan u . lenc o or i.iKht Mile Grove pre.lnrt U In the Hi today lucking after business mailers, CONVENTIONS tion, held last Saturday at Weeping Water, was an enthusiastic and quite well, attended convention. There was a much better attend ance than had been anticipated and nearly all precincts in the county were represented. There was the usual slate making before the con vention and considerable skirmish ing for delegates to the state con vention, to meet at Lincoln tomor row (Tuesday) July 27. The honor of presiding at the convention was bestowed upon ex Governor George L. Sheldon, Just back from' Mississippi, and he made a felieitious and happy speech upon taking the chair. Henry A. Schnei der of this city was unanimously chosen chairman. ,A number of speeches were made by various dele gates, all speaking in an optimistic vein over prospects for success this fall. The convention got down to busi ness and chose the sixteen delegates without delay. ex-Congressman Pol lard being the dominating figure In the convention. Those chosen as delegates are ex-Governor Sheldon, who i3 elected delegate at large; ex Congressrufln Pollard, J. M. Gard ner. D. T. Talcott, C. D. Clapp, William Wollen, Emil Palmer, H. G. Wellensiek, J. 0. Ward, Dan Lynn, W. E. Dull, M. M. Butler, W. H. Pool, George Stoner, R. D. Wind ham, R. 0. Watters, Byron Clark. No resolutions were adopted nor was any action taken in regard to a county central committee. Henry A. Schneider was re-elected state central committeeman unan imously. The convention adjourned after a session. It is current report that the delegation may present the name of former Governor Sheldon as chairman of the state convention, but nothing is known definitely as to this. There is also a possibility that former Congressman Pollard may be named for this position. Those -?.tt ending the convention from this city profess to have been delighted with the attendance and the highly encouraging reports which were given In from the coun try precincts and seem to really be lieve they will save part of their county ticket this fall. They admit, however, that several of their can didates are already as good as de feated, but they hope to pull through enough to leave a nucleus fnr fl T1PVV fVtm nI-7oHrn nrtvt sin '""day evening, having made the trip on the M. P. The delegates who used the automobile returned Iaterk Clarence Admitted to Bail. In the supremo court yesterday the application of John C. Clarence for admission to bail pending the ap peal of his case to the supreme court, came up for hearing. Byron Clark, attorney for Clarence, was present and made the argument to have the court fix the amount of the bond and admit the defendant to ball. County Attorney Ramsey was present and argued in opposition to the motion. The arguments were quite extensive and the question was thoroughly threshed out. At the conclusion of the hearing and after deliberation, the supreme court decided to sustain the applica tion and fixed Clarence's bond at the sum of $15,000, this being the sum which the lower court had fixed when he was out pending trial. This bond will have to be approved by Clerk Robertson of the district court when Clarence will be released from Jail where he has been confined since his sentence and permitted to return home pending the hearing of his appeal. iieorge . Maislnnnn, veteran Democrat of Avoca, and Mrs. C Royal of t ho same place, came In last evening to attend to business mm tors here. Mr. llarslminn met 'many of his old friends In this city ! ; a II or whom were more than pleased to find Mm looking so well and heart v. Hack From Vullfornia. Thaddeus S. Clifford, the repre sentative of B. P. O. E lodge No. 739 of this city to the grand lodge at Los Angeles, Cal., returned to the city yesterday morning. Mr. Clifford reports that the grand lodge was the largest and best ever held held by the Elks, delegations from remote parts of the couutry attend ing and a graud total of upwards of 40,000 visiting Elks being present in the city. The sessions of the grand lodge were of unusual inter est, and much work for the good of the order was transacted. As has been stated heretofore, Mr. Clifford was an enthusiastic Sammia man. and labored hard for his election as grand exalted ruler. He describes the scene when the election of Sam- mis was announced as a great one, and he took quite a part in the dem onstration himself. He thinks Los Angeles an ideal convention city, and describes the arrangements made for the entertainment of the visiting delegates as being the best possible. There were entertainments for every day and night some where In the city or Its vicinity. The greatest thing he saw was the chariot races at Pasadenn. Thor oughbred horses harnessed to char- lots, four abreast, tore about a race track in real thrilling races. A burro race on the same order also furnished much amusement. Barbacues and many other sports, Including a marathon race, were given also, and each event had its cheering thousands as spectators. Mr. Clifford took a ride in the cele brated glass bottom boats across the ocean to Santa Catallna Island, and described the trip as a remark able one. Looking through the glass bottom of the boat he could see fish swimming about in the water lifty feet below the boat, everything be ing clear and distinct. When the boat passed over water 200 feet in depth only the rocks and pebbles on the bottom were visible, the change being quite noticeable. Santa Catalina Island he regards as a won derfully beautiful spot and well worth a trip across the continent to -1 see. ...... Los Angeles is described as a handsome, modern up-to-date city with towering, lofty buildings and a world of business on every hand. He visited many of the suburbs, in cluding Long Beach, where so many of former Plattsmouth people re side. This is described as a hand some suburb of, residences. It Is totally dry, something quite unusual on the coast, as the smaller suburbs and the big city are decidedly wet. While at Long Beach he met many former Plattsmouth people, including H. J. and Arthur Helps, who showed him the city and treat ed him to the best In the land with genuine California hospitality, also Mrs. M. Waybrlght, Captain Ben nett, Walter L. Thomas and family and others too numerous to mention. Mr. Clifford's brother Thomas and his family reside in Los Angeles, and he made his stop with them. Naturally they were pleased to have him stop nnd urged him to stay longer. He found them quite well and left them the same way. On his way home, Mr. Clifford made a short stop In San Francisco, but was glad to get away. He found people walking about the streets clothed in ulsters and the ladles wearing furs. The climate van cold and raw and he did not tarry long, spending but a few hours there. Hp describes the trip to California as being exceedingly dreary nnd lone some across Utah, the Salt Lake line running over the desert from Salt Lake and through the famous Death Valley. Coming back he came over the Union Tactile from San Francisco and was better satis fled with the trip. Taking the trip as a whole he was highly delighted with it. Had a Family Kciinlon. Mrs. Frank Jensen of Newman Grove, Neb., who has been visiting In the city for several weeks past, the guest of her parents, L. B. Bat- ton and wife, departed this morning for her home. Her sister, Miss Jen nie Batton, accompanies her for a visit. Miss Nora Batton also no. companled her as far as Omaha, where she will spend the day. Mrs C. W. Grnsstnan nnd family of Al liance, a sinter of Mrs. Jensen, have been visiting at Mr. Button's, mak ing quite a family reunion. Mrs Grassninn e peris to return to her homo some time the lulter part of the week. Slo has not been having very good health for some time past, nnd made the trip hero hoping for Improvement, but without much success. Death of Jacob Stenner. DIED Stenner, Jacob S., at bis home In Plattsmouth, Neb., on July 24, 1909. aged 46 years 7 months and 2 days, of heart trouble. Funeral on Monday, July 26, 1909, at 3 o'clock p. m., Rev. Luther Moore officiating. Interment at Oak Hill cemetery. After a lingering illness, Jacob S. Stenner, on Saturday night last, passed into the great beyond. At the time of his demise all his chil dren were present with the excep tion of one a son Jesse being in the navy and stationed in far off Vladivostock, Russia, and unable to get here. Mr. Stenner's death had been expected for some time, the nature of his Illness rendering It al most certain that relief could not be given him and that the end was Inevitable. In his passing there goes a fond husband, a loving and kind father and a good friend and neighbor. Well known throughout this community, Mr. Stenner was the proud possessor of a host of friends who share with the sorrow ing widow and children their grief. From those who had known him in his lifetime comes only the kindliest of words and a full meed of praise for the many noble acts which had endeared him to all. Deceased was born in Germany on December 22, 1862, and, there fore, was in the prime of life when stricken down. At the early age of 5 years he came to America with his parents, who settled in Iowa, where they lived for a 6hort time. Later they removed to Indlanola, Neb., Where the young man grew into manhood and where, with the ex ception of a very brief period, he had lived until his removal to this city some five years ago. It was while living in Indlanola that he met and won Miss Inez Cowles, they being married In the year 1885 at MeCook, Neb. To this union there was born eight children, all of whom, as stated above with one ex ception, were in this city and pres ent when the final summons came. These children are Misses Gertrude, Myra and Aleta. daughters, and Messrs. Jesse, A Ernest, Clarence, Leon and Joseph, sons. In addition there is surviving four brothers, of whom three are in the city for the funeral, and who re side in Omaha, and four. sisters, one of whom resides at North Platte, and who Is now In this city. During his lifetime, Mr. Stenner was an earnest and consistent Chris tian, having embraced the Christian faith some twelve years since nnd was a faithful member of that church. In addition he was a mem ber of the Modern Woodmen, this being the only lodge of which he was connected. The funeral of this most estimable citizen will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Christian church, Rev. Luther Moore conduct ing the services, and Interment be ing at Oak Hill cemetery. Married Her, Anyway. Charles Amlck, one of our citi zens for years and an employe of the clay pits on the north side of the river, went to Papllllon Monday to secure a marriage license to wed Miss Shanklin of Sarpy county, but met with opposition from the girl's pnrents. A dispatch from Papllllon tells fully of the difficulty which the couple encountered: "Sheriff Spearman halted Charles Amlck, aged 35, and Miss Shanklin, aged 19, on a telephone message from the young woman's father to the effect that the paper were elop ing. Tom Shanklin, father of the young woman, who, with all parties concerned, reside near the clay pits on the Platte north of Louisville, followed the message with a hurried drive to the county seat. As the girl was of age and the man was still older, the only ques tion which the elder Shanklin wanted solved was the eligibility of the groom to a marriage ceremony with his daughter, as It was ascer tained the groom had been divorced but two months ago. After a grand palaver the couple was allowed to depart for lown, where n wedding Is expected to fol low." The rou phi have since been mar rled inn! relumed to LoulsHlle, and the Courier wishes them a long and happy married life. Louisville Courier. James A Walker nnd wife of Mur ray were In the illy today, coming up from tliHr home to look after Home business matters. Cass County V. C. T. l Convention. The Cass county convention of the W. C. T. U. was held in the Christian church Wednesday, July 21. The president. Mrs. L. A. Moore, conducted the meeting and opened the session by reading the 146th Psalm, which was followed by prayer by Mrs. A. A. Randall and singing by the audience, "Lead, Kindly Light." Roll call and greet ing of welcome by Mrs. J. E. Van dercook, which was responded to by Mrs. Belle Miles of Louisville. Let ters from the absent secretary and president were read by Mrs. George Dodge, secretary pro tern. Mrs. Moore read a very beautiful poem urging the members to wear the white ribbon badge on all occasions. Encouraging reports were read by Mrst Miles of the Louisville union. The report of the Nehawka union was read by Mrs. O. A. Klrkpatrick of the promising condition of Ne hawka union. Report of the Platts mouth union read by the secretary, Mrs. J. E. Vandercook. The Louis ville L. T. L. was read by the su perintendent of that department. Mrs. A. H. Knee presented her re port on her department mercy and relief and Mrs. Vandercook read her report on prison work, and the encouraging and successful results among the prisoners in tho Jail and would report more In the afternoon session from a legal point of view concerning a new jail, so much needed In Cass county. Mrs. Moore then introduced Miss Oldham with a suggestion that we Induce her to assist by coaching the aspirants In the next medal contest. Mrs. Covell was asked to lead In the noon-tide prayer. Adjourned to 2:30 p. m. The afternoon session was opened by the president, led In prayer by Rev. L. Moore and by singing "Rock of Ages." Reports of county superintend ents were continued. Mothers Meetings' Literature Mrs. Strlbllng, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Ollle Klrkpatrick, Mrs. J. M. Hall. The Rev. 'Randall exhibited a chart, painted by himself, illustrat ing the evil contained in a glass of wine. Mrs. Judge Beeson gave a dramatic and thrilling reading, "Pledge Me In Wine," which brought tears to the eyes of many. Mrs. Grace Morgan Bang a solo with her usual good voice and ease, and grace of manner. The address of Rev. Moore on what women can do for temperance was just such a forcible and prac tical talk as was expected of him. The president asked the local presidents to state what was their greatest difficulty In promoting temperance? Their several answers were, tho Indifference of the peopls Mrs. Vandercook was again called upon to give her additional report obtained since the morning session of a county Judge as to our best mode of procedure towards the building of a new Jail. Action de ferred to some future time. The convention as a whole gave a standing vote of thanks to our re tiring president for the very able manner In which she has conducted the county work, and our gratitude for her untiring efforts toward pro moting the cause of temperance While gracefully acknowledging our compliments our local secretary for her successful work among the prisoners at the Jail, Mrs. Vander cook said she could only claim half of the praise, the larger half being due ot her very able assistant. Mrs. C. P. Richards. Mrs. Covell gave us a talk In the Interest of the national convention to take place In October at Omaha. The convention then proceeded to elect officers for the coming year, as follows: President. Mrs. Belle Miles of Louisville. Vice president, Mrs. George Dodge of rialtsmouth. Secretary, Mrs. Harmon, Avoca. Treasurer, Mrs. Ollle Klrkpat rick, Nehawka. The president's hour was ocu pled by Mrs. L. A. Moore In giving many useful nnd encouraging words fo the coming year. Owing to the extreme warm weather the business was rushed through In one day. We wish to make especial mention of the helpful Services of Master Stuart ltnudnll In decorating the churches with linns' ntxl flowers and lu ndmliilsiterliig to our com fort the entire day. The evening session nt the M. II. Hum h was of much Interest to those concerned nnd Hose, the convent Ion of the W C T. P. SECItETAUV. Knows How It's Done. Mayor Burrell yesterday threw light upon a dark subject in the local railroad employment situation. He declared the Union Paciflo and Burlington railroads and farmers through out this section are appar ently In league to steal all the good workmen they can get from the Northwestern railroad. He cited the instance of one of the two rail roads getting a foreman and eight carpenters from the Northwestern last week, and declared It was a onimon occurence for men to mysteriously drift away from tho Northwestern payrolls and become nllsted on those of the other rail roads or of farmers. It has been observed, he said, that frequently a stranger will ap ply for work declaring he has had xperlence on other roads, and upon being employed will work for sev eral days and then disappear with half dozen other men. The ex planation was, according to the mayor, that these strangers were the agents from other roads sent to pick out the best men from the North western and lure them away at a bigger salary. The farmers, It Is said, pay vis its to the outlying Junctions and choose their men In the same way, being able to offer $3 a clay to them. Fremont Herald. Making fjreat Progress. The committee having In chargo the raising of the funds for tho fall festival report great success so far as they have gone. They have found practically every one In town united and enthusiastic over tho proposed' week of festivities, the only excep tion being the saloon keepers who have made a vigorous roar about contributing, as they claim tho 8 o'clock law has practically wrecked their business, and they do not caro to build it up by contributing to the carnival. Outside of this no kick of importance has been registered, and It is believed that they will con tribute when they see the advan tages of the five big clays to them. The unanimity of the merchants and business men on the subject is a gratifying feature of tho affair to the committee, and they are sure they will raise all the required sum and be able to make the week tho biggest and best ever given In south east Nebraska, or, In fact, In the state outside of Omaha and Lincoln, and give the latter point a run for the money. Dentil of Willie Moore. Willie Moore, or Gardner as ho as better known, died this morning nt 7:30 a. m. from tetanus. The young man had been a sufferer for stlrne time from the dread com plaint and little home hnd been en tertained of his recovery, although every possible precaution was taken to Insure it. The tetanus nntl-toxln was administered, but the malady had taken too firm a hold on hint and death ensued. Deceased was a son of Mrs. Wal ker of this city nnd was 17 years of age. He had been a resident of this city for some time past and had a great many friends who will hear of his untimely death with the deep est regret. Besides his mother and stepfather he Is survived by a brother, Jesse Moore, and a step brother, Albert Gardner. Fanners Take (lie rialtsmouth Telephone, Tho farmers living southeast of Plattsmouth, who have been hold ing meetings to consider the advis ability of building their own lines, met at the farm of Hans Kemp last Saturday night and voted to take tho Plattsmouth telephone. The Plattsmouth Telephono com pany completed the lines yesterday and Installed telephones for Hans Kemp, August Belns, Peter Mumm and Charles Miller, and will immed iately build to a number of other farmers in that vicinity. The Plattsmouth Telephone com pany Is also Installing telephones on the farms of Henry Slander, John Albert, Adam Fornhoff. . O. Mels Inger, Dovey & Lincoln, west of town. Mr. IIcNcI'm Condition. Very little change Is reported to day In the condition of Mr. C. Ilelscl. He Is holding his own quite well and making a bravo light against his disease. The ninny friends of this aged and highly re spected cltl.eti are Indulging In tho hope that ho may continue to Im prove it 1 1 1 1 eventually be among once more.