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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, SEL'TEMltEU 23, WOb
LILLIAN Cv. HASSE
Funeral in Omaha at 2:30 To
From Tuesday a tmuy.
Word was received in the city this
morning that Mrs. Lillian K. Hasse,
formerl of this city, died at the hos
pital in Omaha this morning at 5
o'clock after a lingering illness
which has extended over several
months. While the facts are not be
fore the writer it is believed that her
trouble was cancer. The deceased
had many warm friends in this city
and at Weeping Water, where she
formerly lived, who will be very sor
ry to learn of her untimely death.
Mrs. Hasse was a resident of Flatts
mouth for more than ten years, most
of that time being employed as clerk
in the ofifce of the county Judge, and
afterward in the Bank of Cass coun
ty, where she remained about a year,
going later to Lincoln.
Last February she went to a hos
pital in Omaha for an operation,
from which she and her friends sup
Dosed she had fully recovered. But
later, while at O'Neal, she w
taken very sick and returned to
the hospital at Omaha, where she
has since been. The Journal regrets
that it Is unable to give an extended
obituary statement of the deceased
in this issue, but will do so tomor
row. The funeral will occur tomor
row afternoon at 2:30 from the Jack
son undertaking rooms, No. 1705
Leavenworth street, and the serv
ices will be held until the Platts
mouth friends can arrive on the fast
Stranger Buys Boat.
U. G. Unger, an expert lather from
Columbus, Neb., arrived in the city
yesterday on No. 92, and for some
reason was not allowed by the train
crew to proceed further. The man
was intoxicated to some extent, and
concluded that if . he could not be
transported by rail he would buy a
boat and float down the river. Ac
cordingly he went to the landing near
the big bridge and soon affected a
purchase of a fine boat from Jake
Miller and his partner, KInnemon,
for the princely sum of $7. The
traveler also purchased some lum
ber at the local yards here, and no
doubt would soon have had his ve
hicle ready for the Journey, but the
brand of liquor he had taken was
too much for his weary frame to
carry without rest, so he soon fell
into a refreshing slumber, and when
the officers came upon him he was
reclining in his boat fast asleep. His
position was somewhat perilous, his
head was in the bottom of the boat,
while his body rested on the lumber,
and his feet were still higher up on
a mattress. All of the time his boat
was tipping to the south and every
gust of wind from the north almost
capsized the craft. Mr. Unger was
arrested for a plain drunk, and as
soon as he squares up with the
court for this infraction of the law
he will be allowed to proceed on his
way to the southland.
Alfulfu Mills. i
We note that alfalfa mills are be
ing located at various points in cen
tral and western Nebraska. Platts-
mouth could have just as well been
enjoying a boom in building one of
these enterprises as not, had it not
been for the action of two of the
county commissioners in spoiling the
location the . parties had selected,
and had purchased for this purpose.
An alfalfa mill would be a great en
terprise for Plattsmouth, and would
bring lots of new business to the
city. We have not learned as to
whether the enterprise has fallen
through with or not, but we hope
not. In the past there has been too
much "kicking" by a certain ele
ment here In Plattsmouth against
manufacturing enterprises that have
favored this city for location, and It
seems that a certain element who
are unable to do these things them
selves are determined that those who
have the money and willing to invest
in such enterprises shall not do so
if they can't. It Is a first-class
"kicking club" which any good citi
zen ought to be ashamed of, and
could well b spared from this or
any other community.
THIS CITY CAN
REST IN PEACE
Paying the Piper.
Senator John Tanner of the South
Omaha Democrat, Is a regular brick
when it comes summing up things in
general. Here is what he has to say
on the automobile question: "Ain't
it hell to own an automobile and
be forced to let the fellow you
bought it from keep it constantly in
his charge for repairs? After two
weeks of constant study and deep
thought I have utterly failed to
frame up language half strong
enough to express my real convic
tions. And yet I could be arrested
for the mildest portion of some of
the things "that have been scorch
ing through my brain every time I
think of the fellow who has me by
the short hair. I still believe, how
ever, there is balm In Gilead, but if
I ever get hold of the balm and the
garage shortstop at the same time
it is safe to bet that I will run out
of balm before I get everything off
my chest that has been accumulat
ing there for a couple of weeks."
Buy Cass County Apples.
C. C. Rundle & Co. are located in
a vacant store room between Third
and Fourth streets, where they are
buying the farmer's apples in large
quantities. This firm has already
expended something over $1,000 in
this vicinity and expect to Invest
about $6,000 more in Cass county
fruit. The farmers are receiving 70
cents per hundred for their apples
as they come from the orchards.
Rundle & Co. sort and barrel the
fruit in this city and load on the car
They barrel the firsts and seconds Morrjson
and ship the balance in bulk. A
Journal reporter talked with Mr
Rundle last evening, and was inform
ed that Cass county grew as fine fruit
as any state in the west. This firm
sent a car of apples from this city to
Oklahoma today, and It keeps two
ffien on the road selling all the time,
so that as fast as the fruit is loaded
It is disposed of. At the price paid
the farmers of this vicinity will rea
lize a neat sum for apples.
Rev. A. A. Randall Goes to Osceola
and Rev. W. L. Austin Here.
The Nebraska conference of the
Methodist church closed Its labors In
Lincoln last evening. Bishop Nelson,
in making assignments, gate to the
Nebraska City district the following
ministers. It will be seen that W. L.
Austin comes to Plattsmouth In place
of Rev. A. A. Randal, who goes to
Osceola, In the York district:
G. I. Wright, superintendent, Ne
braska City, Neb.
Adams T. A. Hull.
Auburn H. G. Wilcox.
Auburn Avenue Peter Van Fleet.
Bennett G. R. Newklrk.
Brock and Talmage H. M. Bas
sett. Brownville and Bethel A. E.
Cook and Mt. Hope A. G. For
man. Douglas and Burr G. W. Ayers.
Eagle J. V. Davis.
Elk Creek and Mt. Zlon D. F.
Elmwood J. R. Woodcock.
Epworth (To be appointed.)
Falls City M. C. Brooks.
Humboldt A. S. Buell.
Johnson and Graff E. H. Gould,
Louisville G. M. Jones.
Murdock and South Bend Sam
Mynard and Eight Mile Grove
W. O. Harrell.
Nebraska City F. M. Sisson.
Nehawka J. W. Farr.
Nemaha and Shubert Leander
Over the Matter of the Removal
of the Burlington Shops.
Rev. A. A. Randall.
The Journal regrets to note that
Rev. A. A. Randall, who has been
pastor of the Methodist church here
for the past two years, has been
transferred to the York district, and
stationed at Osceola, Neb. Brother
Randall has won many friends here,
even outside the church, by his gen
tlemanly deportment and affable
manner, and we all learned to love
him for his many excellent qualities.
The new minister, Mr. Austin, may
contain all the qualities that Brother
Randall docse, but the people of
Plattsmouth in general will miss him
more than any other pastor that has
been here for years. But what Is
Plattsmouth's loss Is Osceola's gain,
and the best wishes of the Journal
will attend him for health, happiness
Died Suddenly nt Omaha.
Thomas Pollock received the sad
intelligence last evening of the sud
den death of his sister-in-law, Mrs.
J. D. Kerr, at her home In Omaha,
Monday morning. Mrs. Kerr was the
widow of Rev. J. D. Kerr, former
pastor of the Bellevue Presbyterian
church, who died some four years
ago. Mrs. Kerr was 66 years of age
and her death occurred some time
Sunday night or Monday morning, as
she was dead when the friends went
to her room early Monday morning.
The details were not known here at
the time. The relatives departed
for Omaha this morning. Mr. Pol
lock and his wife and Mrs. C. C. Par
mele and T. II. Pollock departed for
Omaha on the early train this morn
ing. The death of this estimable
lady is regretted by all who knew
Weeping Water J. C. Street.
Young Man Very 111. Wyoming and Lewiston (To be
Peter Huer of Pekin, 111., arrived appointed.)
here a few days ago to visit relatives P. C. Johnson, conference Sunday
in this vicinity, among them being school agent, member of Tecumseh
Mr. Hirz. Yesterday, while assisting quarterly conference. L. F. Town-
his cousins in the field, he was at- send left without appointment to at
tacked by pain in his side, and had tend one of our schools, member of
to quit and came to town and con- Eagle quarterly conference
ulted Dr. Cummins, who gave him
some medicine to relieve the pain.
He went back home with his cousin,
but so great was his suffering last
night that he could not sleep. This
morning he returned to this city,
Accident nt the Shop.
Yesterday afternoon, while op
erating a machine at the planing
mill at the shops, J. II. Gravltt met
with an accident which will prevent
him from working for a few days
Mr. Gravitt does not know Just how
it happened, but a stick of timber
got loose at both ends, came flying
through the air and landed on his
left collar bone, knocking him down
and bruising him badly. He was
taken to Dr. Livingston's office,
where the doctor dreBsed his wounds
There was found no broken bones,
but the patient will be laid up for a
time with his bruises.
Mrs. Frank Buttery went to Om
aha on the eary train today, aceom
panled by her mother, Mrs. John
Kalina of Abie, Neb. Mrs. Kalina
has been visiting her daughter for a
week, but returned home today.
Some of the merchants are get
ting rather careless about sweeping
the street in front of their places of
business. There Is but little use for
one merchant to sweep and his next
door neighbor leave his to let the
dirt and trash scatter over that por
Hon that has already been swept
Let there be a uniform system of do
ing this work, Bet apart Tuesday
and Friday mornings, and let every
one do his work properly, and the
streets can be kept fairly clean. Next
year, perhaps, the city council can
be prevailed upon to purchase a
street sweeper, that will do the work
while we all sleep.
Miss Clare Dovey departed for
Crete, Neb., last evening, where she
will act as bridesmaid in a pretty
wedding which will occur there next
Wednesday. Miss Clare's friend
Miss Mabel Dutch, Is to wed Allen
Murphy of Omaha. The ceremony
will occur In the chapel of Doan col
lege at 8 o'clock In the evening. Miss
Dovey and MIbb Dutch were members
of the same society at the university
being the Capa Alpha Pheta. After
the wedding MIhs Dovey will spen
a few days in Lincoln.
Palmyra E. B. Maxey.
Peru W. A. Tyler.
Plattsmouth W. L. Austin.
Rulo E. A. Wachtel.
Salem C. W. Severance.
Stella and Howe E. II. Ilinkle.
Sterling I. L. Lowe.
Syracuse A. O. Hlnson.
Table Rock C. E. Ruch.
TecumBeh R. Pearson.
Unadilla A. A. Kerber.
Union D. N. Poston.
Wabash W. B. Cornish.
This paper knows Just exactly
what it Is talking about when we say
the shops will not be taken away
from Plattsmouth, and the argument
that we shall ubo will serve to con
vince the most skeptical. The Jour
nal has received a communication
from an official to whom it wrote in
regard to this question, and he as
sures us that the thought of a re
moval of the present shops from
Plattsmouth has never entered the
minds of those who are in authority.
He asks, "Why should such removal
take place?" And he goes on to
say that the Bhopa are centrally lo
cated for repairing and building new
cars, and that it appears more likely
that they will be extended In the
course of time than removed. The
workmen all seem to be contented,
and most of them own their own
homes here. Plattsmouth has many
advantages that many other towns
do not contain. We have a healthy
location and the finest drinking
what that comes up from Mother
Earth. No surface water like other
shop towns, and good water is very
essential where railroad men are nu
merous. For several years rumors
have been set afloat regarding the
removal of the shops, and to some
extent has been the means of stag
nating business, and keeping away
many who would come here to locate.
Our Informant pays such reports
never emanated from those who are
In authority to speak, and all future
reports, unless coming from the
highest authority, can be treated
with Bllent contempt. There has been
another report afloat which we have
been more interested in than the
false ones that have been traced to
Havelock, and that Is, that Instead of
the removal of the present car Bhops
from here, the shops at Aurora, 111.,
are more likely to be removed to
Plattsmouth on account of its central
location on the Burlington system,
and being on the Missouri river. On
this matter our informant falls to
speak, but silence sometimes gives
consent. However, we want to ad
vise every one who hears rumors
that the Burlington shops are to be
removed from Plattsmouth to Have
lock, nnd you trace such rumors to
Havelock, put It down as an untruth
and go along about your business.1-
The writer is ready to buy property
In Plattsmouth, when he finds some
thing to suit him, on the strength
that many of us will die of old ag
before Havelock gets the Burlington
shops from this city.
II. B. Seamour, G. W. Hawley.
A Pleasant Affuir.
Sunday last, at the
and in company with Dr. Cummins farnii Bouth of plattsmouth, a very
and his cousin, Mr. Hirz, the young ncely arranged picnic was held,
man went to the hospital at Omaha, wnjcn was very much enjoyed by all
where it is thought that he will have who participated. Some Interesting
to be operated on for appendicitis.
Mr. Huer Is a sterling young man
and his many friends express sym
pathy at his misfortune.
(iocs to Kansas City.
In answer to a telegraph message
from Kansas City last evening, Mrs
M. A. Bates departed this morning
for that city to be present Thursday
when Mrs. R. A. Bates is operated
upon at the Thornton & Minor hos
pital. Her presence will encourage
the patient, and she will remain un
til all danger has passed. While Dr,
Minor anticipates no fatal results,
vocal music was enjoyed, but the
dinner spread In the shady grove
capped everything else. Some of
those present were: John Loughter
and family, James Lee and family,
John Gochenour and family, Martin
lies and family, Henry Gochenour
and family, Ellis Goolsberry and
family, Richard Edwards and fam
ily, John Capp and family, Joseph
Smith, E. Propt,. Mart McDanlels,
Walter Goolsberry and Charles
By Farmers Can Be Made of Great
Value by Them.
The crop report of the Burlington
operating department lBsued yester
day, shows the following estimates on
corn yield, by divisions of the road:
Lincoln division, 80 per cent, 3
per cent less than last week's report;
McCook division, 41 per cent, 9 per
cent less than last week's report;
Wymore division, 63 per cent, 4 per
cent less than last week's report.
There was no change from the week
before in the estimate of the Lincoln
division. The report shows that rain
has fallen over almost all of the
territory covered by the Nebraska
district of the road and that the hot
weather has been good for matur
ing the crop.
The report contains the following:
"More than ever before this sea
son has shown the importance of
seasonable planting and proper culti
vatlon. If the farmers get the full
beenofit of the lesson it may be more
valuable than the corn they lost
Takes First Premium.
Mrs. P. E. Ruffner of this city re-
Mrs. Bates' friends and relatives will turned last evening from the Ne-
result with considerable
hawka fair. Mrs. Ruffner was an ex
hibitor at the fair and succeeded In
capturing the first prize on a very
hnmianmo nnllt whirh hor friends ner-
Meeting at Big Tent. The
The services at the tent last night competition was sharp, and Mrs. Ruff-
were of much interest, and a iair ay wllh thfi coveted
sized audience was present and lis- -,, nithoneh rIio had to cemnete
tcned to the evangelist make a with and won 0ver a quilt which had
strong appeal for right living. The L k fl , . at the Lincoln state
Introductory service was musical in falr Bnd Becond at a county fair. Mrs.
its nature, Beveral minutes being Ruffner.8 qunt j8 a beautiful piece of
spent in eong and cornet music. Rev. work nnd mnde of Blk gno l8 re.
H. Salsbury, former pastor of the ., iha rnn?rfttnlntlnns of her
Visit (lie I Ionic Folk.
I Harry Dalton of Elwood, Ind., wns
In the city today with his father
George Dalton, from over the river
Harry Is an employee of the Ameri
can Steel and Tin Plate company
which employes 2500 men. The pay
roll twice a month amounts to $60,
000 and the help receives all the way
from $1.50 to $25 per day, owing to
their skill and the work done.
Presbyterian church of this city,
was present ana onereu a strong
prayer after the song service and at
the opening of tho evangellst'B ser
mon. There were a few unruly sub
Jects on the outskirts of the crowd
which threatened to cause some dls
From Monday' Dolly.
Jacob Trltsch went to Omaha this
morning, where he will vIhU for the
turbance, and the chief of police has day with his daughter-in-law at Wise
his eye on the culprits, and unless Memorial hospital. Mrs. TreitBch has
they quiet down and conduct them- been in the hospital for almost two
selves properly, they may hear some- weeks, having undergone an opera
tion "dran." There Is no excuse tlon for appendicitis several days
for any one attending any sort of a ago. The patient Is on the road to
meeting unless tho best of attention ' recovery, but finds lire a little irk
Is given to the speaker. some at the hospital.
New Issue of Stamps.
Postmasters have been notfied
that the department is now preparing
a new postage stamp of special de
sign, which will be ready for issue
to postmasters about September 20,
to commemorate the discovery of
the Hudson river by Henry Hudson
In 1609, and of the Introduction of
steam navigation on Its waters by
Robert Fulton In 1807. This stamp
is oblong in shape, about seven
eights by one and three-eights in size
and comprises a border containing
at the top the Inscription "Hudson-
Fulton Celebration," with the dates
'1609" and "1909" Immediately
thereunder on either side, and below
this irwrlption Is a curved line are
the words "U. S. Postage." At the
bottom on each side Is a prominent
Arabic numeral "2" with the words
'Two Cents" in a panel between tho
figures. In the center Is engraved
a picture showing the palisades of
the Hudson river in the background,
with the "Half Moon" sailing up the
river and the "Clermont" steaming
In the opposite direction. In tho
foreground Is an Indian In a canoe,
and In the distance, Just discernible,
canoe containing four other In
dians, the canoes representing the
first means of navigating the river.
The stamp will be printed In tho
same color as the regular two-cent
stamp. The new stamp will not be
Issued In book form.
There will be no issue of stamped
envelopes, newspaper wrappers or
postal commemorative these events.
The commemorative iRsue will be
placed on sale September 25.
Were Present nt Funeral.
Those going to Omaha this after
noon to attend the funeral of Mrs
Hasse were C. C. Parmele, Mrs. Jas
Donnelly, Mr. and Mrs. William
Street, Judge and Mrs. B. S. Ram
sey( Mrs. E. H. Wescott, Mrs. Ever
ett Eaton, B. A. McElwaln and G. L
Farley. The four last named were a
quartet requested by the friends to
sing at the Bervlce.
Louis Borne, of near Cullom, was
In the city this morning and called
and renewed his subscription to the
Journal. Mr. Borne reports that fall
pasture and fall wheat are both look
Guilty of Bigamy.
A special from Logan, la., under
date of September 21, says: "Tho
rase of the State of Iowa vs. S. E.
Tldd for the alleged offense of big
amy, came up for hearing yesterday
afternoon and resulted in the con
viction of the defendant. It was al
leged that, In 1903, Mr. Tldd mar
ried Ida Kurz of Lincoln, Neb., and
that he and his wife became estrang
ed and finally separated and October
22, 1908, Mr. Tldd and Rosa Garri
son came to Logan, secured a mar
riage license and were married by J.
P. Creoger. Sentence has not been
pronounced." Tidd lived In Platts
mouth several years ago, and is
known to many of our people.
D. W. Foster of Union, accompan
ied by Al Hathaway, were transact
ing business with the county board to
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