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NO 79
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Will Meet in Flattsmouth Next
Year Good Work Done by
Local Ellembers.
Plattsmouth.Xeb., Oct. 22, 1900.
To the Editor of the Journal:
My Dear Sir I beg leave through
your paper to state that as a delegate
to great council of the Improved
Order of Red Men of the reservation
of Nebraska, for the the benefit of
those who were not there, that it was
one of the greatest gatherings that I
ever had the pleasure of attending.
We had men of all callings, from
barbers to United States senators,
United States marshals, United States
judges and judges of the district
courts of the state, with lawyers ga
lore, and I want to say that It was
OHe of the most prominent bodies of
men that I have ever had the pleas
ure of meeting with. And while at
the Lyric theater, where the degree
work was demonstrated to the many
palefaces that were there, Mayor
Dahlman turned the keys over to us
and told us to go where we pleased,
do what we pleased, and furthermore
he said if one got In any trouble to
telephone him and he would come
aid get them out, and if he could not
he would have that noble Red Man,
Judge Sutton, to issue a habeas cor
pus for us. And I want to say that
Plattsmouth was on the lips of every
body after the Baw the crowd from
onr old town. And now I will say
that the gathering at Omaha of Red
Men from all over the state was one
of the greatest advertisements that
Plattsmouth has had for a long time,
fr we fully demonstrated to them
that Plattsmouth was still on the
map of Nebraska. To give a full de
tail would take too much of your val
uable space,' but will say I banqueted
with the banqueters, and 0, Lord,
you would have had to have been
there to fully realize what didn't hap
pen, for we had everything that was
coming to use from champangne to
venison in a six-course service at the
Millard hotel. And now, Brother
Red Men and the citizens of Platts
Hold Ills Kansas Farm.
One Plattsmouth citizen who has
been gifted with wise foresight
which proved itself is Fred Ramge.
Mr. Ramge several .days since closed
a deal whereby he disposed of his
farm near Leroy, Kas., for the sum
of $21,600, making thus a decidedly
handsome profit. This farm Mr.
Ramge took in exchange for the
property lying in the southern end of
the city and known as the Ed. Oliver
property, now occupied by August
Gorder as a home. The man trading
it to him was Mr. I. G. Meyers of Ill
inois, and at the time the trade was
made the impression prevailed that
Meyers had much the best of the deal.
That Mr. Ramge had good foresight
time has demonstrated, as he has
been able to sell the 480 acres, which
comprised the farm, for $45 per acre,
or a total of $21,600. This is in ad
dition to taking off several fine crops
from the place. Mr. Ramge was
much gratified to be able to come
out so handsomely on the deal, and
has already made arrangements for
investing the proceeds where it ap
pears he will again handsomely
profit. The purchasers of his prop
erty are well known business men of
Kansas, and men who are acquainted
with the property,- they paying cash
for it. Nothing better illustrates the
advance in farm valueso than this
state of a rapid deal.
Will Have Operation Performed.
Merchant Policeman Nelson Jones
this afternoon was a passenger for
Omaha, where he goes to bo operated
upon at a hospital for an enlarged
gland under one of his nrms. The
gland has been troubling him for
some time past, and he finally de
termined to have It operated upon
and cured, receiving a telephone mes-
sago from Omaha this morning to
come at once while the surgeons
were able to take care of him. lie
will bo gono for several weeks nnd
will return entirely well. During his
absence former Chief of Police
Rainey will act as night policeman
mouth. I will say to you that we have
landed the next great council of the
Red Men for Plattsmouth, which will
meet some time next October, and let
us show to the great chiefs and dele
gates when they come that Platts
mouth is the best town la the state.
So now if you want to enthuse with
us, get in on the ground Moor and
help the Red Men whoop for our old
town. Respectfully,
In connection with the above let
ter of Brother York, the Journal de
sires to extend its congratulations to
the members of the Red Men upon
their achievement in landing the
next great council. This is a gather
ing which means much to the city,
and it is the duty, of every good cit
zen to turn in now and commence to
prepare for a grand greeting for the
braves. The Improved Order of Red
Men have made wonderful strides in
the past few years in Nebraska and
in. this city, they have a fine council,
full of live ones, as the landing of
the great council shows, and the fact
that Plattsmouth led all other cities
In the Btate in the number of candi
dates for adoption by the order.
As Mr. York .says, the showing
whicn tne local council made re
flected great credit upon it, and was
a handsome advertisement, for this
city. Too much credit cannot be
given the delegates and the members
of the local council for their activity
and hard work and the splendid re
sults which they achieved. Platts
mouth has every facility for enter
taining largo gatherings, good hotels,
a splendid theater, many good halls
and everything else which conduces
to an ideal convention center. The
great council of Red Men in October,
1910, should be given the glad hand
and shown a live, bustling city.
More conventions are needed and
other organizations can. afford to
emulate the hustling members of the
local Red Men.
An Inexcusable Error.
From Friday' Dally.
Through an inexcusable error yes
terday the funeral of the late Homer
K. Dunbar was spoken of as taking
place yesterday, when it took place
this afternoon from the Hotel Riley.
The services were under charge of
Rev. J. T. Baird, for many years a
friend of the deceased, and were
quite impressive. Rev. Baird deliv
ered a sermon touching upon the
many excellent attributes of the de
ceased, and the high standards which
his life had occupied. The address
was a touching and very appropriate
tribute to a man whose life had been
such a merited emulation by all. Ap
propriate music was given.
Immediately following the services
at the hotel, the casket was taken to
the Burlington station, where a
train for Ashland was taken, inter
ment being made in the beautiful
Ashland cemetery. Those of the old
time friends of deceased who acted
as pallbearers in this city were Hon.
J. E. Douglas, George Edgerton, M.
S. Briggs, Edward Lutz, Walter J.
White and William F. Gillespie.
There was a very large attendance
of old friends, both of this city and
abroad, to pay a last tribute of re
spect this afternoon, those from his
old home at Ashland including Mr.
and Mrs. Harford, Mr. and Mrs. Hay-
ward, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wlggen
horn and Messrs. Will Scott and Glff
Improving Residence,
C. S. Johnson, yardmnster of the
Burlington, Is making some marked
Improvements on bis already fine
modern resilience In tho southern
part of the city, uniong other things
having a hot-air heating plant put
Into the house. John S. Hall Is do
ing tho work and the plant when
completed will be a modern, up-to-
date one. It is a pattern guaranteed
to give satisfaction and the workman
ship will be of Mr. Hall's well known
high standard. Ho expects to com
plete the work by Saturday next.
Spinal Meningitis jit Mncoiu.
There are at present three cases of
spinal meningitis In the city. AH are
quarantined. The city has not been
entirely free from the disease for
some time, although it is not spread
ing rapidly. So far six cases in all
have been quarantined, one thereof
which the quarantine has been re
moved. In each of these three fam
ilies the patient suffering from the
disease has died, and the disease did
not spread to other members of ihe
family. Physicians are somewhat
puzzled over the disease, as it does
not seem to spread with the rapidity
that might be expected of it. It is
held to be both contagious and infec
tious. Yet, in a few cases where the
matter cf quarantine, has not been
promptly Attended to, there has been
no spread of the disease. Even in
the homes that have been quaran
tined there has been not more than
one patient, a fact that causes some
surprise among the attending phy
sicians, as they expect the disease to
spread at least among different mem
bers of the family thus exposed. Tlije
disease is usually found, according to
theory, in low, damp places, but the
cases at present in the city are not
all in the bottoms. Dr. Lconhard
of the city board of health believes
that unsanitary conditions about the
home and in the neighborhood ir.
largely responsible for the outbreak
ing of this disease. Lincoln Journal;
Wescott's Distribute Prizes.
The regular weekly unveiling of
the clock at Wescotfs Sons took;
place Wednesday afternoon at 3
o'clock, the appointed time a large
number of interested spectators be
ing present. The clock when un
veiled showed that it had stopped at
the hour of 12:49:00 exactly. The
nearest number to the time was held
by Mrs. Carl Kopischka of this city
and was 1:05:04 and Mrs. Kopischka
was awarded the three green dollars.
The regulad unveiling has become
a feature of the weekly life of the
Wescott store and it does not fail to
attract a large and interested crowd
at every time. An impression has
gotton abroad that this is a guess
ing contest but such is not the case.
The arrangement is that every pur
chaser of $1 or over receives a num
bered ticket for each dollar's worth
bought. These numbered tickets are
such as show the exact time which
the dock may stop on and the com
binations run Into the thousands. It
Is not possible to duplicate the num
bers hardly and 40,000 combina
tions can be made. The purchaser
does not guess for himself. The
prizes which consist of three one dol
lar bills have so far been scattered
over eastern Cass county and the
whole scheme is one of the utmost
fairness. The next unveiling will take
place on Wednesday, October 27, at
3 o'clock p. m.
All Masons.
Among those upon whom the high
est degree In masonry was conferred
several days since by the supreme
council of the Scottish Rite Masons
at Washington, D. C, was Hon. F. E.
White, secretary of the Nebraska
State Masons and formerly a resi
dent of this city. Mr. White had the
thirty-third degree of masonry con
ferred upon him and the ceremonies
take place tonight in the national
capltol. Every one in this city, and
in fact, nearly every oife in Nebras
ka, knows Frank White, and they
join in congratulations upon his at
taining the highest honors of mas
onry. He is the son of Hon. F. S.
White of this city, and the well
known pioneer. Mr. White Is now in
In his eighty-sixth year and in Jan
uary next he will be 86, and he Is
justly proud of his distinguished son.
The senior Mr. White has been a
Mason for more than forty years, n
record to bo proud of. Three of his
sons are in the eommandery besides
himself. Two of his Rons, A. W.
White and W. J. White, live in this
city, while a third son", A. C. White,
lives at Fort Morgan, Col., all active
members of the order.
liook Out for Chicken Thieve.
As cold weather comes on nnacr
we advise those who feel interested
to keep on the lookout, for chicken
thieves. Already evidences that they
Intend to apply their avocation this
winter have cropped out. Many doz
ens of chickens were stolen right in
the city of PluMsmouth last winter,
nnd it behooves chicken raisers to be
on their gnnrd. Get you a good shot
gun and when you hear tho chickens
are being disturbed flro rlgjit straight
to tho door of the chicken house and
nine times out of ten you will hit the
thief. Don't ho afraid to shoot, and
when they find out your intentions
nro to get them they will cease their
The Citizens More Than Gratified With
Prospects of Betterment for the
C!d Town.
The good results of the Commer
cial club's crusade for new indus
tries is showing today in good earn
est. This morning a contract was
entered into and the workmen com
menced the work of remodeling the
Pearlmnn building on Main street
between Third and Fourth for oc
cupancy by the M. E. Smith factory.
The tinners and carpenters com
menced work cn the, structure and
within a very few days it will bo so
changed that one will not know it.
John Bauer secured the contract for
repairing the roof and for the instal
lation of the lavatories nnd closetf,
his foreman J. M. Johns marshaling
his forces and descending upon the
building within a very short time af
ter tho contract was signed. Work
will be rushed and in a space of time
almost phenomenal the building will
be ready for occupancy.
President Falter of the Commer
cial club is tireless in pushing pre
parations for the work on the build
ing and for completing arrangement
for its occupancy. He has been af
ter the company and Becured the
closing of the contract and now he is
engaged in pushing the work of re
modeling the building bo that the
machines can be commenced.
In connection with this Mr. Falter
wants the matter of enrolling for
places in the fatcory Bhould receive
the fullest attention from the public.
Women and girls are reeded for the
work and they should not lose any
time in enrolling thelrnames with
Secretary E. H. Wescott of the Com
mercial club.
Mr. Wescott has a large number
of names already enrolled for the
work but still he is far from tho ne
cessary number and all those who
desire work or who have persons
doEiring work are invited to call on
him and leave their names. It is not
desired to have outsiders imported
to fill the Jobs but to confine the
work to Plattsmouth people as far
as possible and with this lead in
view, both Mr. Falter and Mr. Wes
cott unite in asking a pseedy enroll
ment of names. There is a general
understanding that there are many
desiring work here and if this is the
case now is the time to apply for it.
It is remunerative and the hours are
not long and every condition favor
able to good and profitable work
The Commercial club is more than
gratified over the commendation
which its efforts have met with and
it has a number of good things up
Its sleeve which will be given to the
public later. The Journal knows of
these things but it cannot at this
time make them public. Sufficient
to say that the Commercial club Is
a live body and that they are taking
steps to place Plattsmouth in the
front ranks. They can be credited
with a long mark in securing the
Smith factory which means thous
ands of dollars for Plattsmouth in the
course of a year and they are en
titled to great credit for their work
toward lighting the city. In these
endeavors they have been assisted
materially by the public spirited city
administration and other things
which they may ask in the future
from the city are assured of right
One thing which it is desired to
Impress thoroughly on the public is
the necessity for sending In or bring
ing in the names of those who want
work in the new factory. Secretary
Wescott wants to be In a position to
tell the proprietors of the factory
that he has tho workers and those
who want to work or need to, let
him know today. Our people come
first, then tho outsiders.
VisiiH the Old Home.
From FrMny'M Dully.
iMlward Bates, who has been stop
ping in the city for several days, do
parted this morning for Newton, la.,
where ho will visit his sister for sev
ernl days, after which ho will depnrt
for northern Iowa and visit his old
Home. Mr. Bates enlisted in the
Union army from that point, and re
turned from the service in time to
bo present at the death of his aged
and estlmablo mother, and one of
tho objects of his trip is to visit at
her grave. Ho will bo gone for sev
eral weeks.
Everything Being Put in Shape
By the Lighting Company to
Comply With Contract
Arrangements for lighting the city
under the new contract recently en
tered into between the council and
tho light company are continuing
apace. Superintendent Clabaugh of
the local company placed orders for
the material and equipment neces
sary for tho work of putting in the
lights, and is now waiting tho action
of the council in locating the lights
ordered, so that he can put his force
of men at work. The difficulty which
Is confronting him is that of holding
his workmen together until the ma
terial gets here and until tho loca
tion of the lights Is made, as there
is a steady demand for linemen and
other workmen whom he has under
The city council will meet tonight
for an Informal discussion of the lo
cation of the lights, and on Monday
night it is expected an ordinance
formally locating the lights will be
passed and the way cleared to put the
men at work.
" MrVClabaugh states that he is anx
ious to get all orders for power on
file at once, as he desires to know
Just how much current is going to be
needed at the start. The M. E. Smith
factory will not be in operation until
the first of the month, and he does
not count on that until that time, but
he wants all those who desire power
now to turn In their orders at once,
and the company is prepared to fur
nish the power. Under its contract
and understanding with tho city, the
Nebraska Lighting compnny was to
furnish power within ten days, and
It stands ready to do so, according to
the superintendent. Mr. Clubaugh
this morning was in consultation
with Mayor Sattler and Chairman
Dwyer of tho Judiciary committee of
the council regarding turning on
Enjoys Birthday Party.
Yesterday was the seventy-first
birthday of Mrs. Minerva Johnson,
and a large number of her friends
and neighbors gathered at her home
to assist her In properly observing
the occasion. They spent the time
very pleasantly talking over past
days and olden times and later re
paired to the dining room, where
there was a table laden with every
thing the heart could desire. Tho
meal, which was, in fact, a veritable
feast, was greatly enjoyed and every
one did full Justice to the choice
viands set before them, remaining at
tho table and In the pleasant home
until a late hour, when they departed
for their homes wishing their hon
ored hostess many more such happy
birthdays. They also presented her
with mnny costly nnd handsome pres
ents as a token of their gratification
at her rounding out . another mile
stone In a long life which greatly af
fected and pleased the lady.
Those attending the pleasant gath
ering were Mrs. Michael Hlld, Mrs.
John Busehe, Mrs. .1. M. Young, Mrs.
II. Stelnhnuer, Miss Gladys Sleln
hauer and Mrs. Johnson.
Red Men in Session.
From Kntiirclny's Imlly.
The local council of tho Red Men
last evening held a largely attended
meeting at their lodgo room and had
a most delightful time. They were
all well pleused at tho result of their
big excursion to tho great council,
and especially proud of their success
In securing the largest class of candi
dates for adoption. It was decided,
among other things, to hold a danco
in the near future, nnd a committeo
consisting of Messrs. Anton H. Kou
bek, John C. York and Ben C. Hyde
was appointed to mnko arrange
ments therefor. Tho dance will be
held on Friday night, November 5.
S. Furlong nnd son Mark aro
nmong the Rock Bluffs visitors In
tho city today.
power, and they stated to him that
unless it demanded of him, they did
not expect him to furnish power be
fore the first of November, when the
Smith factory starts up. While this
is gratifying and shows a disposition
by tho city to treat the etnipany"
fairly, Mr. Clabaugh states that if it
Is possible power will he turned on
In advance of the time.
In ordering material for tho lights,
Mr. Clabaugh mado a rush rrder and
expect.3 to have all the stuff on the
ground In a very short time. The
boulevard gas lamps have to come
from New York, but they were or
dered Just the moment the contract
was closed, and they should bo here
very soon. Piping and like materials
are easily obtained and when the lo
cation and other details are deter
mined on workmen will rush that
part of the work to completion.
In connection wltn installing power
machinery Mr. Clabaugh has found
several bargains In small second-hand
motors at different points, which the
company will sell to prospective con
sumers at prices which will make It
worth their while to buy. The motors
so far located are suitable for run
ning fans and the like nnd larger
ones for heavier work are scarce and
hard to get hold of. Me Is making
a diligent search for such machines
and expects to be able to find some
within a short time, when they will
be offered the public nt coat price.
Altogether the Indications aro ex
cellent for the immediate installation
of power and lights, nnd before win
ter sets In Plattsmouth will have a
I good lighting system In operation and
'will be prepared to buck the bad
nights. In addition the hum of elec
trical machinery throughout the city
will be henrd and life and activity
will reign In all quarters.
Taken for Hunk Robber.
W'llllam DelesDcnier, the prom
inent Elm wood attorney, was in tho
city over night, departing this morn
ing for Omaha nnd Lincoln, having
business before the supreme court at
the latter place to attend to. Tho
Journal is plensed to noto Mr. Deles-
Rernier's escape from an unplensant
predicament the other day. Shortly
following the S'hubert bank robbery,
he had business down in that locality
and was on the train going through
the town when it wns boarded by of
ficers. Being tired nnd sleepy William
was wrapped in the arms of Morpheus
and as the poet would say, was "hit
ting the high spots" when the lynx
eyed officers swooped down on the
train In search of robbers, and some
vile traveling man who knew Bill
pointed him out as a man who had
Just gotten on nt that place. The
officers surrounded him and pro
rounded him and proceeded to rudely
Interrupt his slumbers. , He was con
Blderubly surprised nt the commotion
and the application of the stomach
pump which the officers attempted
to use on him, nnd demurred on giv
ing his private history nnd other de
tails beforo knowing tho whyness of
It. They finally informed him that
ho was under suspicion of being one
of tho robbers, nnd they wero on the
verge of throwing him into tho dun
geon keep, when he awakened and
told them tho sad story of Ms Hfu.
They finally let him go, but ho says
he is sure they were doubtful about
It, nnd hated to do so. Ho vows It
will bo n long, chilly day before ho
goes prowling about Shubert again.
George S. Smith, Democratic can
didate for assessor of Rock P.luff.t
precinct, was ia the city today look
ing after business matters. Mr,
Snlth reports tho outlook fur Demo
cratic success flourishing In tho ex.
trcmo and believes old Rock BlufiH
will roll up Its normal mujorltv for
the ticket.