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SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES
VOLUME XXVI11
PLATTSMOUTD, NEBBASKA. THURSDAY KO MEMBER 18, 190i
NO 80
HIS FIST (EES IIS (III MID
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Disturbance In Front of Falter ThlerolPs Cloth
injQtore Causes a Loss to the Firm of $30.
Saturday night Charles Zltka and
Claries Taylor thought they were
fitted by nature to engage in royal
in tow, Mr. Falter found Chief Amlck
and wanted to loose his prisoner in
to his hands for medical treatment.
I I T IE GOOD OLD
combat and they were aided and Chief Amlck declined to take charge
abetted in their purpose by one John of his according to Mr. Falter as he
Barleycorn, who seemed to take a i wanted to get the cause of the dis
fiendlsh delight In spurring people turbance. Eventually, Zltka found
oa to evil deeds when the weather ( a surgeon who took some fourteen
was bad. The two Charlies in com-: stitches in his wrist where he had
pany with John met up together in
front of Falter & Thlerolf's store
punctured it in striking at Taylor
and also dressed several cuts and
where men's clothing is sold, and i bruises which the young man sus
ttey Btarted something at once. First tained In the melee. In the mean
Charles Taylor whose habitation is j time Chief Amlck gathered in Charles
tke wide, wide world, made a pass at
Charles Zitka and missed him.
Taylor, who had started the busy
doings and this morning had him
George H. Falter of the firm was on before County Attorney Ramsey, who
the inside looking out, and lnciden- heard the story of the strange pro
tally, trying to fit a customer to a ceedings and who ever bears in mind
salt of clothing. He saw Taylor the welfare of the people who pay
make the warlike moves and he klnda the bills, and after deliberation he
heaved to the front of the store sur-, decided to give Herr Taylor another
mlslng that presently somebody . chance and permitted him to go at
would do strange things to some-1
one.
Presently Charles Zitka unloosed
himself and launched a blow at
Charles Taylor which the later
wnoothly sidestepped and the force
f which carried Charles Zitka's fist
through the plate glass window of
Messrs. Falter & Thierolf, inflicting
a loss on that enterprising firm of
Mint thirty dollars In real money.
Then and there did Mr. Falter ad
vanced and took charge of the situa
tion. He 'found Mr. Charles Zitka
suffering from deep cuts in the wrist
and likely to lose his life unless aid
came to htm quickly. Meantime
Charles Taylor who had Incited the
riot had fled while John Barleycorn
was not getatable. Taking Mr. Zltka
large In the world, providing he
made his exit from the city inside
of ten minutes. Chief Amlck was
more considerate and gave the young
man thirty minutes by the town
clock to make a large gap between
himself and the rest of civilization
scattered . hereabouts. Thirty mln
tes elapsed and Mr. Taylor was seen
to be hitting the high spots in the
neighborhood of Oreapolis, headed
to Omaha. Mr. Falter states that
he will not prosecute Mr. Zitka for
the loss of the window as he saw the
entire affair and he-does not think
Falter & Thierolf would benefit by
any prosecution. The cost of the
new window he figures will be thirty
dollars, while Zitka will spend more
in repairing his busted mitt.
JUDGE ARCHER 1U-
jnen fall
He Sustains Injuries That Will
Lay Him Up for a Few Days
Judge M. Archer is lying at home
ia bed owing to injuries received
lust Saturday night when he came
up town to look after his mail. Judge
Archer, who is getting along In
years, came up Saturday afternoon
from his office Intending to go to
the postoffice after his mail and when
he crossed the street at the corner
f E. A. Wurl's store and J. W. Cra
ill's he slipped and fell heavily catch
lag the upper part of his face up
n the curb stone and badly cutting
himself about the nose and eyes. In
addition, he sustained severe Injuries
to his body, being badly bruised and
hurt by the severity of the fall which
he had. He rose from the. street,
and although dazed by the fall, he
went on to the postoffice, falling
again when he was in front of the
Riley hotel building. He was helped
p and finally made his trip to the
ffice, where friends aided him to
take care of hi3 injuries and a cab
was summoned to take him to his
home. He is resting well today and
the Journal states that the report
that he was assaulted is entirely er
roneous, as the accident happened
in the ordinary course of events.
Judge Archer has no personal
enemies and his friends are .legion
It is to be hoped he will be out and
about In a few days.
days lo;:g ado
In Hog Killin' Timet When You
and I Were Boys Together.
One day, among the greatest days
of the year of thirty years ago, has
vanished. "Butcheria' time" is any
old time in this model period. Often
as not there is no butcherln day
at all; the up-to-date farmer is like
ly to haul the hogs in to the butch
er, pay htm the price of slaughter
and haul out the prepared products
of the butcher. When the work is
done at home there is little of pre
paration or expectation. They simp
ly haul a hog out of the herd, kill
and dress him and "eat him fresh."
Two hogs at a time Is "big butch
erln."
But away back then hog killing
time meant much. It brought the
neighbors together on killin' day
changing work and getting the Job
over between sun and sun, or rather
between daylight and midnight.
Among those old time Rooseveltlan
families, to butcher nine or ten hogs
and d "beef" at one time was com
mon. It "began before daylight. The
big iron kettle had been set In place
the night before. It was filled and
the fire started. Breakfast was
eaten by lamplight and the wash
boiler, the kettles and even the tea
kettles were pressed Into the hot
watr service. It was Invariably a
cold day. The proper temperature
for perfect hog killing day was
such that would freeze the contents
of a 'washdish" of water tossed in
to the air and render it back to
earth, in hail. The knives of the
neighborhood were made sharp, and
there were famous butcher knives
made from files by the local black
smith that were known and noted
even outside of the locality. No
boy or girl went to school that day.
They stayed at home, ran errands,
carried water and were ordered out
of the way.
One by one the porkers were
dragged out to die the death. One
by one .they were soused into the
scalding barrel with Its hotwater
tempered wisely with wood ashes,
drawn out to cool lest the hair "set,"
and soused In again for the final
Woe to the
II SO llf PEOPLE tO 10
DM III ORDER TO SEE PLAYS
Miss Hatt Entertains.
Miss Ina Hatt entertained a num
ber of her friends In a charming
manner Saturday afternoon. As this
occasion was to be in the nature of
a masqurade, the young ladles came
en masque.
The first of the afternoon enter
tainment was an animal show. This
consisted of representation, in boxes Tne Closing Of the PamelO tO FlrSt-ClSCS Thea-
wuu airings tor oars. i
Swastikas fastened to strings had triCSl CompSniCS
been hung about the rooms. ' Each
guest was requested to take one and
perform the duty which was writ
ten on the swastika. When the! The morning and afternoon trains
hostess began playing the piano each to Omaha are well patronized. It
was to perform her stunt. The makes no difference whether the
guests entered into this amusement weather Is good or bad they go. The
with enthusiasm and occasioned mo8t of them go in the morning to
considerable merriment. do shnnnln. while others e-o for
During the afternoon MIsb Mattle pleasure. On the afternoon train
Larson was awarded the prize for they go for the same and also to
best masque, she being dressed as a remain over until the midnight M.
Red Cross nurse. p. train to en tn nn nf the theaters.
One of the pleasant surprises of The closing of the rarmelo to flrst-
the afternoon was the return of MissUjass plays Is one cause for the lat-
Bertha Jackson, a former member her. and demonstrates that If. the
of the "Grigg" club, of which most amusement-loving citizens cannot be
of these young ladies are members, accomodated at home, we connot
About five a delicious two course blame them for going elsewhere to
luncheon was served and later the 8Pek such amusements. Yet at the
guests "dispersed Indebted to the host- game time wo cannot blame the Par-
ess for the delightful afternoon Uiele manager in hla action on the
spent. I matter.. Last season the J'armela
Those present were Misses Bertha was a losing proposition, and some
Jackson, Jennie Batten, Cecil Hawk- 0f the best plays on the road were
enberry, Angle McCarroll, Edna Mor- booked here. Plattsmouth, with a
rlson, Mattle Larson, Elizabeth Kerr, population of 6,000, and one of the
Hazel Tuey, Leila Penarch, Ina and finest opera houses in tho land,
Verna Hatt.
A Little Scare.
John Bauer, Jr., yesterday even
ing made a trip to his home, as is
usual with this worthy citizen, and
en route he discovered the chimney
of John W. Klnser's residence blaz
ing high into the heavens.
should not feel proud of this show
ing, but the facts will out. Go to
Omaha any night in the week and
you will find from twenty-five up
attending the different theaters In
that city, and some of them failed
to attend the Parmele one night
during the entire season, but spend
their money at the theaters in Om
aha and perhaps see the same plays
there they could see here for the
same price. Such things also occur
in a business way ia buying goods,
etc. We have known people to go to
the metropolis and buy goods that
could be bought right here at home
for less money but what they pur
chased came from Omaha, that was
all. And thus it goes. As long as
Plattsmouth people patronise Om
aha stores, they can't blame farmers
for doing likewise. And if tho town
retards in growth and business we
have only our own selves to blame
for It. We have no doubt that
Manager Dunbar would gladly open
the Parmele to first-class companies,
if he could be nssurred of a fair
profit, but we connat blame him for
the course he has pursued under the
circumstances.
DISTRICT COUNT NOTES.
The Mayor of Kenosha.
Lig Brown was in the city today
and paid his customary visit to the
Journal office. Lig is a socialist of
good standing in the community. He
was recently defeated for election in
his home precinct of Rock Bluffs by
Jim Fitch, a rattling good man and
one whom Lig' would rather be beat- loosening of bristles.
en by than any other. He says that ; butcher who failed to get a "good
he is mayor of Kenosha yet and if scald." He fell at once to the level
"Bud" ever ventures Into his baill- of the errand boys.
Getting Along Nicely.
Mrs. Ed. Donat, who is at Im
saanuel hospital, Omaha, Is reported
oday as' getting along nicely and
doing as well as the attending phy
sicians could hope for. Today for
the first time, she was permitted to
see visitors and a large number of
her friends from this city took ad
vantage of the occasion to call upon
her. Mrs. Donat will be ablo to re
turn home within a few weeks If
ker favorable condition continues
which is something her many friends
kope for. Yesterday a large num
ber of her friends were in Omaha
and called upon her, remaining a
tew moments and cheering her up
y their presence.
wick there wil be something doing in
the mayor's court. Anyway, Lig
knows where he is welcome and that
is in the Journal office. We like
Jim Fitch but oh! you Lig Brown.
For Age He is Smii Corn Husker.
Plattsmouth was favored with a
visit today from Bennle Marlow whom
we will stack up against anyone in
this section as some corn husker.
Mr. Marlow, who Is ninety years old
shucked eighty bushels of corn yes
terday which Is going some when it
comes to corn husking. .Mr. Marlow
lives at Mynard and he is some
corn husker. For a man ninety years
of age Mr. Marlow Is entitled to al
most the world's prize. We are for
Marlow. .
Departed for Beatrice. .
Judge Travis departed this after
noon for Beatrice, Nebraska, where
he will hold court for Judge Pem
berton, who will take the Judge's
place here. The case of the State
vs. Chamberlain, which has been in
the various courts for several years
past, is again up for trial, and Judge
Pemberton seems to think that an
outside judge can come near met
ing out justice than be could. Cham
berlain is the defaulting banker of
Tecumseh, of whom the people have
read so much about. After the de
falcation he fled the country, and
was gone for some time before he
was apprehended. The case is one
of much interest, and the calling of
Judge Travis to try It, reflects great
credit upon the legal ability of our
eminent Jurist.
Attorney H. G. Wellensieg of
At once Avoca is in the city today in attend-
Mr. Bauer notified Mr. Klnser, and ance upon district court. Mr. Well
the two, in company with another ensiek is one of the brightest young
worthy man, put forth every ef- men at the Cass county bar, and has
fort to stay the raging element. Mr. built up a good practice in his com-
Klnser mounting the slippery roof munlty.
and thrusting dipper after dipper Judge L. M. Pemberton of Beat-
of water into the yawning mouth of rice is in the city, coming in to hold
the monster. Eventually the flames court in place of Judge Travis, who
were conquered and the fire demon ha looking after Judge Pemberton's
retired badly whipped. As Mr. Kin- docket at Beatrice.
ser" Is V mason of no mean ability, ln ,,,.,.,,., pmirt vmit,.,, mri
the chimney was a good one, and
Ilolmberg, a native of Swenden
the fire did no damage outside of nflorpft ,Mfiwl!ii nnMv of v..
the disturbance to John's heart when ,and John Alfred JohnHoni a natlve
y A nrnn InH fl n tltaniAnnJ I
liiiuBB of swenden and Cnrl Schultlus, a
io enguu mm. lie naa mm some
palpitation of the heart at that time
Hadn't Seen Her For Forty Years.
native of Gerany were granted
naturalization papers. Tho exami
nation was conducted by Assistant
United States Attorney Brodle of
u. Km Tr 1 - I
... nuu B3.r.. .11 1 a. rjonver. Col., and employes around
aii mi ivesBier ana mrs. uamenne
Paton's paint at Gerlng's.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to extend our heartfelt
thanks to our friends and neighbors
for their deeds of kindness and their
words of Bympathy during the sick
ness and death of our beloved hus
band and father and also for their
many kind floral offerings.
MRS. ELIZA A. SCHULTZ
AND FAMILY.
Out of the . barrel he came and
the iron candlesticks, wielded by a
half dozen hands were swift in de
nuding him of his covering. Some
hurrying boys brought the "ga'm
brel tick." Up went the porker with
much straining and grunting on the
part of his slayers. The "dressing"
was completed, the last pailful of
cold water carefully removed from
his skin by "scraping up" and he
hung ln the crisp air and bright sun
shine of the keen December day,
white and clean, a promise against
famine. Side by side with him hung
his slaughtered mates, a row ghastly
but full of promise to the boy whose
appetite looked beyond "butcherln'
day" to "buckwheat cakes with ham
gravy on 'em."
Then the "coolin' out of the
'animal heat" and the tutting up
Such piles of round ham, such strips
of fat side meat, such mountains
of "chines." Hour after hour the
"sausage meat" was fed Into the
grinder and sent home into the care
fully prepared "cases" through the
worst horn" as the old German
butcher called it, to the huge amuse
ment of the younger ones. When
all was finished there were wash
tubs full of the colled links of the
finest home-made sausage you ever
saw, stacks of hams and shoulders
and barrels of pickled pork and
corned beef. And along in the
spring you might have searched ln
vain for a meat rind. Down in the
cellar these barrels stood, close by
the fragrant apple bins and near
the barrels of cider.
No, we have no hog killin time
any more. The packers are doing
our hog killing and the corned beef
barrel Is only a memory. But a
few of us remeber when we didn't
live from hand to mouth, buy buck
wheat flour In cartons and sausage
by the dime's worth, and it is worth
remembering, too.
the court house say it was the most
severe of apllcatlona for papers ever
passed through. The examination
went Into pverv detail of the men's
lives and friends, departed this morn- ve8 and th were yen tQ un(lpr.
Kunts all of Pekln, 111., who have
been vistlng in this city and vicin
ity for several weeks- with rela
ing for their home. Mrs. Kunts has
been visiting principally with Wll-
stand that the privilege of Ameri
can citizenship carried with It some
lam Hassler and family, being an d,gnly and rght8 wn,eh thl,y mUHt
aunt of Mr. Hassler. and one whom observe . J A gt()hr wa8 r(lfufied
his second papers as one of his wit
nesses had had his papers granted
him before be was live years in the
country. The examination was some-
She was equally delighted th)ng out of the ordnnry and
he had not seen ln forty years. It
Is needless to say he was delighted
to meet her once again and that he
made her visit as pleasant as pos
sible
to find her nephew so good a m-n
as Mr. Hassler and one with so fine
a family. Mrs. Kunts in common
with the remainder of the party de
parted for their homes with regret
as their visit to this city and vldn
lty was very pleasant and very
enjoyed.
Conklln pens at Gerlng's.
Wants Public .Hull.
A petition Is being circulated
among the taxpayers of Louisville to
call a special election at which It is
proposed to vote bonds to the extent
of $5,000 for the erection of a pub
lic building to serve as an auditor
ium and epora house. A previous
petition secured the required num-
arouHed much curoslty ln this com
munity. It Is said the examination
given the applicants was something
which a high school student could
not puss.
In district court today Judge L.
M. Pemberton of Heat rice, In com
pany with a Jury Is trying tho case
of Carroll vs. Jeary, a case which
goes to that court on appeal from
Justice court. Tho case is ouo where
in H. II. Carroll Biies Kdwln Jeary
for commissions ' alleged duo him
on the Bale of land near Elmwood.
The case was tried before Judge M.
Archer and he instructed the Jury
to find for the defendant, however,
the jury found for Carroll in spite
ber of signers but was ineffective lf the CQUrt The Cfte ,g nted
u .u..61 - by A Ni 8ullIvan for the plaintiff
v., v ,, . . If 8 I v in" and Byron Clark for the defendant.
A HllVHit Villi I mm mm am A V I W
11uu,M,u.Ur.U,e.ulueu. The dlyorce CRHe of Ray,og V8
, v . . . . . . Rayles which has been on hearing
It should belong, some favoring pr - L Bevera, day , dlgtrct court(
Roiwl Drawing.
Whether the farmers In any com
munity of dirt roads will go to town
bumpety bump during a good deal
of this winter, to their own dis
comfort, the practical Imprisonment
of their wives and children on the
farm during the bad weather, and
the wear and tear on teams and
wagons, or whether they will go to
town over smooth roads with com
fort to their families and profit to
themselves, depends very largely on
the way in which" they drag the
roads this fall. -. -v.- . "
There should be co-operation
among the farmers,' because no one
farmer by himself can make smooth
road the whole way. There must bo
an understanding on this matter of
road dragging. Further than that,
there must be a good deal of co
operation practiced.
The point is to have trie roads
dragged Bmooth before they freeze
up. This may involve quite a num
ber of draggings; for no man can
tell Just when the roads will freeze
up In any part of the northern sec
tion of the United States. We cer
tainly know that they will, however,
and in the latitude of Nebraska
freezing may be expected to come
anywhere from the 15th to tho 25tli
of November. Sometimes it will not
occur till ln December. Occasional
ly, lf It does not rain, they will not
freeze up at all; for there will not
be enough moisture to freepe. Tak
ing it one year with another, howj
ever, our observation Is that road.-
freeze up to stay around tho 20th
of November ln the latitude of Nebraska.
If every farmer along a given
road understands that his neighbors
expect him to g't out and drag his
road, pay or no pay.when they are
muddy during these few days ln tho
fall, then there will be smooth haul
ing to town until the frost goes out
ln the spring. If when the frost
begins to go out, say in the latitude
above mentioned about the middle
of February, they will again drag
them, they will do very much to
shorten up the period of muddy roads
in the spring.
vate ownership as opposed to muni
clpal control. We people of Louis
ville get everything they go .after,
and a public hall will be no excep
tion to the rule.
Hownrd Graves of Murray, came
came to a conclusion yesterday after
noon and Judge Travis took tho
matter under advisement. Tho hear
lng was an exciting one and very
interesting and considerable legal
argument was Indulged in by counsel
on both sides. It will not be decided
huh. 11. D. Travis is Bpondlng to
day in Omaha, having been a pas
senger for that city thin morning on
the early train.
up mis morning on me eariy train untl JudK Travis returns from
to look after Borne business mat- Beatrice, where he la engaged In try
ters at the court house, and gave lng the chamberlain case.
tne Journal a call. Howard recent
ly purchased the harness business
of John Cook, and Is doing well, Dr. O. H. Gllmore of Murray, came
which the Journal Is pleased to in on the noon train en routo home
learn. 'Howard Is a nice gentleman, from Omaha, where ho had been
a splendid workman and everybody looking after some patients In the
likes him. hospital. While here the Dr. lot
the smile of his genial countenance
Frank McElroy la a business vlsl- boara in upon the Journal force,
tor in Omaha, having gone to that iwhile waiting for team to convey him
city this morning on the early train, home.
Serving on Jury.
The members of the Jury are ln
the city and have been busy with a
case In district court. They are all
here except John Chalfant, William
Dunn, Geo. K. Grnmlleh and George
Oliver who were excused. Those at
tending are Fred Black, W. A. Brown,
Goo. Brunhoeber, Ed. Casey, John
Coleman, Frank Cox, Win. Foltz,
Carl Frlcke, Chas, Frolich, O. M.
Mlnford, Dan McNeely, Frank Neu
man. Wm. Peters, W. H. Rohrdanr.,
Herman Schmidt, W. A. Taylor, A.
K. Todd, G. W. Towle, J. W. Wise
man, G. F. Zelgler.
Miss Pauline .Oldham came up
from Murray last evening, expecting
to return on the midnight train, but
the weather being so disagreeable
she remained over night, the guest
of her aunt, Mrs. Dora Moore, and
went home on the morning train.