The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 30, 1909, Image 1

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NO 72
Loo Applocato Paosec Away at
His Homo Hoar Union.
Again we are called upon to chron
icle the passing of another Casa
county pioneer citizen, and one of
tbe Journal'a staunchest friends, In
the person of Lee Applegate. For
several years be haa not been In the
eJyment of good health, and two
weeks ago was Btrlcken with that
dread disease, pneumonia, from . the
electa of which he died Friday even
ing, September 24, 1909, surround
ed by bla wife, mother, three daugh
ters and one son.
, The deceased wa8born;-l;'Hoi-gonery
county, Iowa, on October
4, 1851., and came to thla county
whh bis parents and located on land
entered by hia father, near Union.
He waa reared on the old home place
and from bis boyhood days waa high
ly respected by all who knew him,
and nearly every prominent citizen,
in both Caaa and Otoe counties, knew
Lee Applegate. Mr. Applegate was
united in marriage at Watson, Mo.,
on Feburay 14, 1883, with Miss Ida
Warfield, and to this union was born
four sons and three daughters, as
follows: Joy, Clee, James, Delia,
Paul Palmer, Eugene and Jessie, the
later 11 years of age. Miss Clee
Is one of the teachers in the Platts
mouth high school. Three of the
sons have been living away from
home for ;aome' time vin the western
His father, I. N. Applegate, died
several years since.. - He waa an ener
getic and most, highly respected citi
zen. He built the second grist mill,
it is said, ever located in Nebraska,
A Large Attendance and a Big Succese
Both Socially and Financially.
Owing to circumstances over
which we have no control, made it
impossible for a member of the Jour
nal family to attend the carnival at
Louisville, and are compelled to rely
upon the Courier for matter concern
ing it. The Courier contains the fol
lowing In Its issue of Saturday morn
ing, which Is enough to know that it
was Just what we expected a grand
"If you have not been attending
tbe big Louisville street fair and car
nival you are passing up the best
thing that ever happened.
"When Louisville business men
decided to turn the entire works
over to Haley and Fitzgerald under
a guarantee that they were to fur
nish acceptable amusement they
made no mistake. In fact, these
gentlemen made good their agree
ment, and then some. Plenty of
amusements, such as high class
vaudeville, electric, theater, Tennes
nee Jubilee singers, Japanese con
tortionist, slack wire walkers, three
ball games, shooting match for cash
prizes, a ten-round boxing contest,
a wild man, big platform dance and
a fine merry-go-round.
"The buildings along Main street
are decorated in carnival colors and
present a gala appearancee. No
gambling devices are admitted on
the grounds, and with ample police
protection rowdyism 1b noticeable by
Its absence."
Saturday fully 3,000 people were
in attendance, and every one de
clared it a big thing for Louisville.
Plattsmouth furnished a large num
ber of attendants, and those with
whom we conversed were well pleas
ed with the show.
(Tub Gives Dance.
The Plattsmouth Dancing club,
composed of the youDg men of the
city, gave one of their pleasant func
tions last Saturday night at Turner
hall In this city. The music was fur
nished by Miss Munn with a piano.
The dance was thoroughly enjoyed
by those present, and waa a success
in every way.
and before his demise had-accumu-
wiru , ,.v.,. I
here In an early day he Invested
largely of what means he possessed
In real estate, which today la consld
ered among the finest farms In Cass
Lee Applegate, always a Democrat,
took quite a prominent part in tbe
politics of bis county and state, and
he always stood by hia friends. His
word was aa good aa hia bond, and
when be told a man he would do a
thing, be always lived np to that
promise. He has been a delegate re
peatedly in state conventions, and In
varhablr Wpresentwfhla precinct In
county conventions. Hia good nat-
ured countenance we shall meet no
more In such councils, and he will
be missed by bis large acquaintance
ship which he formed at these gath
erings. i
The funeral occurred today (Mon
day) at his late home, three miles
west of Union, at 1 o'clock. The
services were conducted by William
A. Taylor, and his remains followed
to their last resting place by a large
concourse of sympathetic friends,
who will mourn the demise of one of
their most estimable citizens, and tbe
aged mother, wife, sons and daugh
ters, a loving son, a dutiful husband
and a grand, good father.
The Journal extends its sincere
sympathy." to the aged ;, mother, the
loving wife and fatherless children
in this, the hour of their great be
reavement, and may He who rules
the universe comfort them in their
dire distress,
Ron Down by Auto.
During the festivities at the Louis
ville carnival Saturday evening about
6 o'clock, the son of Will Stohlman
a boy about 14 years of age, and
another boy whose name the writer
did not learn, were run down by an
auto and very badly injured. The
auto was said .to the property of
John Urisch, driven by young man
in his employ. At the time the ac
cident occurred the street was full
of people, and as tne street had
been closed by a rope stretched
across each end to keep , teams and
vehicles out, the boys were not think
ing of danger untill they had been
knocked down and run over. Young
Stohlman was badly stunned, and
the other boy was said to be worse
hurt than he. Both boys were taken
to a doctor's office where restoratives
were applied. Thee driver of the
machine was placed under arrest
and the auto taken out of the crowd
ed street by the police. There should
be some drastic legislation regulat
ing the operation of automobiles at
the next session. No man under the
Influence of liquor should be per
mitted to run an auto on the highway
or in the street of any city or vlll
Aside from these two distressing
accidents the carnival at Louisville
was a great success, and the after
noo nsessions were attended by mon
ster crowds.
Prairie Chickens.
The hunting season for prairie
chickens, grouse and sage hens open
October 1, instead of September 16
as has been announced. The open
season for ducks, geese and water
fowl as well as jacksnlpe, Wilson
snipe and yellow legs is already on
having started September 15.
So far not much hunting baa been
engaged in by sportsmen in this sec
tion. Ducks have not made their ap
pearance in any great number yet
and for prairie chickens, they are
not very numerous in this vicinity
at any season of the year. Ducks
are what the boys want, and they
can't come any too soon and In too
great quantity.
A. S. V.111 was a visitor to th
South Omaha yards today looking
after the cattle trade. Mr. Will
In the market for 600 head of feed
stuff, heifers preferred, but be Is In
cllned to wait until the market la
little easier.
Promote Manufacturers.
A great deal haa been written
about tbe industrial development of
a city and the commercial develop
ment of a town, but of all that has
been Bald the following best ex
presses our ideas:
The operation of all property own
ers la desired and must be had to
secure .an i enlargement of - a city's
advantages commercially, and of the
inducements that must be tendered
to manufacturers if a community
wishes to compete with other locali
ties, the following are suggested as
of paramount importance.
The land on which a factory is to
be erected should be sold cheaper
than for any other purpose.
The material should be furnished
for less money than In the case of
any other building. ,' '
The architect and the contractor
should make a better and lower price
for the plans and work on a smaller
margin than for other structures.
The rate of taxation should be leas
than for other business.
Coal should be supplied at a spe
cial price
Water should be supplied at bare
....... t - - .
Justification for these concessions
is found in the fact that If you have
plenty of manufactories, you are
bound to have three mighty valuable
acquisitions, viz
Brains and energy of tbe manage
Capital Invested In the Industry.
Employes and animals to do the
The factory, besides requiring land
on which to build it, needs material
with which to erect it, skill to plan
it, and experience to carry out the
specifications. -(Further, competent
mechanics and strong laborers must
do their part in building it.
The bulwarks of a country are its
agriculture, its mines, its ships, its
railroads and its factories. If these
five great industries exist and are
being developed, everything .'else
which , modern civilization v requires
and seeks comes as a matter of na
tural - sequence. Moral: Promote
manufacturing, aid It and patronize
There are no other means so
certain to bring prosperity to a com
Death at the Maoonlc Home.
On Saturday morning, September
25, 1909, Mrs. Mary J. Morgan, wife
of Thomas P. Morgan, who died at
the home May 30, 1908. Mrs. Mor
gan was born at Chelsea, London
England, March 13, 1842, and came
with her husband to Nebraska in an
early day. Mr. Morgan was a grad
uate of Oxford, England, and for
several years was an editor at Pal
myra, Neb., his wife assisting him in
the office. He came October 15
1905, as a permanent resident of the
home, his wife coming with him as a
visitor and nurse to her husband, for
he was quite helpless. Since his
death Mrs. Morgan has been grad
ually failing, and seemed anxious to
Join her husband in the great be
yond. She went peacefully to sleep
at 10 o'clock p. m., September 26
1909. Mr. Ashwlth took her body
to Palmyra, at her request, to be
burled beside her husband. J.E.V
4 Iub Liquor Case.
A Lincoln dispatch says: "The
case of the State vs. Gibson, Involv
ing the right of a club to dispense
liquor to its members without secur
ing a license, was argued in supreme
court today. Liquor could be pro
cured there by members, the coupon
system being used. The city author
itles who are prosecuting the case
contend that this constituted a sale,
and was a violation of the Slocumb
law and the local excise board rule
"The defense made la upon the
provision In the Slocumb law, which
says that no license shall be required
by persons who keep liquor for home
consumption. The social features of
the club are said to be paramount,
and because of this the clubs are ex
empt from the license feature, liquor
dispensed there being in the nature
of 'home' consumption, contend the
Advertised Letter IAhL
Tbe following letters were remain
Ing In the Plattsmouth postoffice u
to September 27, 1909, uncalled for
and if not called for In a reasonable
length of time they will be forwarded
to the dead letter office at Washln
ton. In calling for same please say
"advertised:" Miss Minnie Branson
Mrs. Kate Clver, Mrs. Sookerer, Ab
rabam Max (3), Dick Acord, Glon
Condron, Chas. Green, Harry Hatch
er, John T. Johnson, Reurto Re
Rluncalana, Etuart Ulrlch, Roy Un
derwood, '. P. Wood.
Nemetx Take Hteam.
Had it not been for the timely dis
covery of Dr. J. S. Livingston this
morning, John Nemetx would have
suffered serious loss this morning.
His radiators have been disconnected
this summer to undergo some re
pairs, and John had turned the steam
off, but some one unknown to him
had loosened the plug when the Riley
steamed . up this morning about 5
'clock, a part of the vapor entering
Mr, Nemetz's store room. Dr. Liv
ingston waa passing about 6:15 and
discovered everything in the store was
taking on a coat of moisture. ! He
called the Janitor's attention to the
matter and the steam was turned off.
Had it remained on a few minutes
longer everything in the store would
have been soaked, and the wall paper
would probably have dropped off.
" Floe CoHa.
We have six ears of white corn
that were picked from the field of
George Lloyd, four miles southwest
of Murray, the six ears weighing
seven pounds. Tbe field was not gone
over for the express purpose to get
this corn, but it waa gathered on
thevedgenof-tber field.. TbevearsdareJthJfc.toute,, waa .the , only way they,
well filled and very lengthy. Those
who have examined the corn say It la I
very fine. Talk about a abort corn I
crop, if , this Is a fair specimen of
the crop in Cass county, and 'Mr. I
Lloyd has many acres of this kind,
there need be no worrying about It.
The specimens are as fine as any we
have seen In the county.
Tbe Lnrid Glow of Doom
was seen in the red face, hands and
body of the little bob of H. M
Adams of Henrietta. Pa. His aw
ful plight from eczema had, for five
rears, defied all remedies and baf-
fled the best doctors, who said the
poisoned blood had affected bis
lungs and nothing could save him.
'But." writes his' mother, "seven
bottles of Electric Bitters completely
cqred him.", For Eruptions, Ec
zema, Salt Rheum, , Sorea and all
Blood Disorders and Rheumatism
Electric Bitters is supreme. Only
50c. Guaranteed by Gering & Co.
Married by Judge lleeson.
The marriage of two of Platts-
mouth's popular young people oc
curred at the office of Judge Beeson
Saturday evening. The contracting
parties were WiMli.n J. Hlner, son
of Comrade Jesse Hlner of this city,
and Mr 8. Lettie Bird. Those present
to witness the ceremony were Mr.
and Mrs. Jesse Hlner, parents of the
groom, and Mr. and Mrs. Rouse. The
happy couple will begin housekeep-
ing on a farm near Eight Mile Grove,
where Mr. Hlner will be employed by
one of the prominent farmers of that
(Joes to Hospital.
Ed. and Fred Egenberger, accom
panied by Dr. T. P. Livingston, took
Will Egenberger to an Omaha hos
pital this morning on the early M. P.
train, where it la expected that an
operation for appendicitis will have
to be had. Will suffered from an at
tack of this dread malady Saturday
night, and finding that the disease
would not yield to treatment, con
sented to undergo an operation.
Will's numerous friends here
hope that he will soon recover and
be able to go at business again. .
To Exchange Work.
Judee Travis departed Sunday for
Pawnee City, where he will hold dia-
trlct court, while Judge Raper will
go to Nebraska City to hold court for
Judge Travis. It seems that, cases
In each court In which the Judges 01 tne worK t0 d. continued the pub
are interested are to be tried, or do Nation of the paper as long as it
not wish to try them. This is a very was possible, but the care of the bus
good Idea, and takes the cases out of band and the Publication of the paper
the hands of the Judge, whose de- W0B more thai Bhe uld d. because
clslons might possibly create critl- she waB 0,d and could on,T do 80
clsm, and very unjustly, perhaps.
Consults Surgeon.
James Fitzgerald went to Omaha
this morning to consult with Dr, Al
lison with regard to a peculiar pain
In the.roglon of his appendix. He
saw tbe doctor last week and was
told to come again, and it may be
that he will have to undergo an op
eration before a cure is effected.
Improves Very Slowly.
Mrs. Rice, who was injured in
runaway Saturday morning, 1b not
much improved, and Is still unable to
turn herself In bed. One arin is so
sore and Btlff that she cannot move
it. She being such a heavy person
It is very difficult to move her.
ut Littlo DusincsG Transacted
Outside of Committee Re
ports and Dills Allowed.
When the mayor's gavel fell last
evening every councilman was in bis
Leat mdy for business. The mln-
utea of the previous meeting were
soon read and approved.
A communication from the water
company informed the council that a
much-needed crossing at the north-
east corner of Eighth street had been
removed when the Burlington ' did
some grading not long ago, and bad
not been replaced. The crossing waa
said to be a necessity to the water
company In time of high water, as
could reach the pnmping station.
Tbe matter va referred to the com
mlttee on streets, alleys and bridges.
The report of tbe finance commit
tee was then read and adopted. The
claim of the county for boarding city
prisoners to tbe amount of 129 ;waa
read and referred to the auditing
committee. An item of 23 cents In
each case sent to Jail as commitment
fee provided by statute, caused some
discussion, aa It was stated that
many times the fee was taxed when
no commitment had been issued. On
motion the matter was referred to
the city attorney for an opinion as to
whether the city was liable in cases
where no commitment was issued in
The report of the streets, alleys
and bridges committee was made
orally by Chairman Weber. The
chairman suggested and made it
part of his report that the funds
were low, and , that he thought it
would be a wise thing to drop the
street commissioner from the . pay
roll and have what little there was
needed done on the streets looked
after by the chief of police. A mo-
tion prevailed to adopt the report as
suggested, which had the effect of
cutting out the street commissioner
In passing, it was decided that the
grading for the sidewalk at Mrs.
Kerr's property would be deferred
until next spring.
Chairman Kurtz then reported
from the cemetery committee, that
he thought there should be a meet
ing of his committee with a special
committee, already appointed, so that
matters touching the cemetery could
Another Old Settler Gone.
Mrs. Mary Morgan, widow of the
late Judge Thomas P. Morgan, one
of the pioneers of this county, died
at the Masonic home at Plattsmouth
Saturday night or Sunday morning.
She has been making her home at
that place ever since the death of her
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan came to thl's
county many years ago and settled
In what is known as the English set
tlement in the western part of the
county, near Palmyra, and for years
they made their home there. Her
husband was elected county Judge,
and they came to this city to make
their home. At the expiration of bis
term vi unite juuge morgan iuua up
A . . . 1 T 1 . I . 1
newspaper work and afterwards he
moved to Palmyra, where he started
the Palmyra Items and published It
unU1 he wa9 stricken with paralysis,
and tnen hIs wlfe who had th bulk
mucn- btxe wa compelled to give up
tnis work, and in company with her
husband went to Plattsmouth, where
they made their home since. Her
husband died several years ago, and
his remains were placed at rest at
Palmyra and her remains will be
taken and placed beside them. She
was highly educated, and when she
married ran away from one of the
leading schools In England to be
with her husband, who was then an
officer In the English navy. They
came to this country, he having re
signed his position in the navy bo as
to be with ber all of the time. She
bas been a wonderful woman and a
great worker and seeming never to
tire of doing good or taking up the
burdens of others. To them waa born
, ho died about tbe time be
be thoroughly discussed. A meeting
waa then fixed for Wednesday even
ing at Councilman Dwyer'a office.
Under tbe bead of new business.
Mr, Dwyer moved, and it waa carried
that the clerk furnish a list of the
parties and property for whom the
dty had constructed permanent
walks, bo that the council would
have something to go by In collecting
the tax assessed for such Improve
An ordinance for compelling lot
owners to cut obnoxious weeds grow-
tng"on-vacant lots-was 'read for the -
second time and laid over until the
next meeting.
The councllmen were ten asked
to tell the needs of their particular
wards. Most of them were very mod
est in tbelr demands owing to the
low condition of cash In the treas
ury. In fact, Councilman Stlmker
warned the council that It had al
ready, at the previous meeting, raid
ed the school fund for quite an
amount, and cautioned them to go
more slowly.
Council Bookmeyer suggested that
beyond tbe ball park, on Chicago
avenue, there was some bad walk,
and that the walk was about all
tumbled Into the ditch. ' Quite an
argument arose at this point as to
whether it would not be wise to
notify Mr. Pollock and Mr. ParmeJe
to construct walks on tbe north side
of the street, but this was abandoned.
aa it would necessitate the expendi
ture of cash to place the ground la"
shape to lay the new walk. The fol
lowing bills were allowed:
W. F. Scott, street comm'r. . . $16.00
G. F. Scott, street work..... 22.00
J. Mattson, same .......... 11.37
J. HarklnH, same 13.12
J. Smith, same 2.00
II. M. Young, same 2.00
J. Jones, same 6.60
W. R. Gardner, same 87
W. B. Rlshel, same 12.00
S. W. Gochenour, fire dep't. . 6.25
Antone Kobeck, same 6.25
Ray Henry, same 6.25
Frank Libershall, same 6.25
George Mann, same 6.25
George McDuniel, same 6.25
reached maturity. She was a noble
woman and held in htgh esteem by
every one. The remains were brought
to this city this rooming and were
met by a Masonic escort from Pal
myra and taken to that place on the
morning train. Peace to her ashes.
Nebraska City News.
Returns From fr'attlr.
R. A. Young come in from Seattle,
Wash., thla morni w.gnshrdlutaoinn
Wash., this morning, where he has
been for three weeks taking In the
sights of the exposition, and he says
it Is the greatest show he ever Baw,
and. that Seattle is one of the nicest,
cleanest cities he ever visited. Mr.
Young witnessed the great automo
bile dlsnster that occurred some days
since. He says the people who wit
nessed the disaster were unable to
render assistance, and could do noth
ing but stand and see a half dozen
people perish. Our readerB, no doubt,
remember the accident. The driver
of the auto was running over a
bridge at the rate, witnesses say, of
seventy-five miles an hour, when, it
la claimed, the machine became un
manageable and ran off the bridge
thirty or forty feet below, landing
upside down, which caused an ex
plosion and the occupants burned to
death before aid could reach them.
It la claimed there were five women
among them, and that the driver waa
drunk. This Is another evidence
that a drunken man has no business
with an auto. Mr. Young visited hia
brother-in-law and family In the
WUUamette valley and, all In all, be
says he had a most enjoyable trip
throughout, and feels that the trip
was a great benefit to him In every
C. L. Graves, attorney of Uniea,
waa In the city this morning looking
after legal business.