The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 18, 1909, Image 1
Soo. 5 b omm SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXVI11 PLATTSMOUTD, NEBBASKA. THURSDAY KO MEMBER 18, 190i NO 80 HIS FIST (EES IIS (III MID RRfflSAPUlMtSSl'IDOl'l 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.