The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 03, 1910, Image 1
c. Neb. ate Historic soc. felattemoiitb ournal. be nit SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION FOUR PAGES VOLUME XXIX PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY J AN U All Y :J, 1U10 NO 1 i 3 CHANGE IN THE PLATTSMOUTH POST IE TAKES PLACE 11 AT weepihg water Henry A. Schneider Succeeds Chester H. Smith as Postmaster, Who Has Held Position Since 1898-Clerks to Hold Over From Friday's Dally. Tomorrow being the first day of the year 1910 will witness a change in the operating force of the local postofflce department that will be the first change since 1S98. Mr. II. A. Schneider, at present register of deeds for Cass county, will tonight take the oath of office as postmaster at Plattsmouth, to fill the place made vacant by the resignation of the pres ent incumbent, Mr. C. H. Smith. Mr. Smith was appointed in 1898 by Pres ident McKinley and since that time has filled the office to the satisfac tion of all. His absence from the accustomed office will be noticed and regretted by his many friends. Mr. Schneider is also well known in this community, having been elected to the office of register of deeds eight years ago and since that time he has been very active as a citizen. Mr. Schneider Is Chairman of the Republican County Central commit tee and Is prominent in the local com mercial club. There is no doubt but what he will make an efficient postmaster. For a while, at least, the present corps of assistants will be retained. SCHEMERS ARE HI n They Dont Like the Oregon Plan of Electing United States Senators. Burkett and his henchmen are now scheming to defeat the law to nominate United States senators, and will probably try to get the supreme court to knock it out. If they can't do this, their pla to ignore the law. This won't be the first time that the Republican schemers have defied the will of the people, and Burkett knows he has no chance whatever to go back to the senate If the people are to de cide the matter. In Bpeaklng of the v dastardly attempt to defeat the will of the people, the State Journal says: "Attorneys admit that the Ollis pri mary law admitts of a double or doubtless interpretation when it comes to the Question whether or not j a United States senator is to be nomi- j nated at the primaries in August. If . no such officer is to be nominated in the primary it is alleged that the Oregon short line to the senatorship, or the act providing for the pleading of members of the legislature cannot Via ofPapffvo on fnr na on olppflnn nt a United States senator goes at the general election. This will throw the election of senator Into the legisla ture where the constitution and the federal law provides the election shall take place. If an election cannot take place at the general election, and it i3 admitted that the so-called Oregon plan does not provide for such election, but merely the pledging of legislators, it is likely that the Re publican state committee will Ignore the Oregon plan of nominating and electing legislators. It is said by many Republicans that the state com mittee will meet and declare the Ore gon plan merely optional and Ignore its provisions. As there are believed to be several Republicans who desire to be nominated for Benator, any Democrat with fair standing In his party would be able to get a majority of the votes at a primary. Some In teresting developments are looked j for when politicians of all parties be gin to study the new election laws." A Birthday Surprise. Mrs. W. L. Brlssey last evening was made the recipient of a omer than pleasant surprise. Yesterday marked the 49th birthday anniversary of Mrs. W. L. Brissey, consequently Mrs. R. B. Brissey took it upon her self to plan this delightful surprise and was very successful, In that, she did not arouse the vistlm's suspicion The victim was very much surprised Ceremony at the Home of the Bride's Parents,Mr. and Mrs. George H. Moulton- Tuesday afternoon, December 28th, at the pretty home of her parents, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. George II. Moul- ton, Harriet A., the eldest daughter, was united in holy wedlock with Frank L. Bailey, midst relatives, a few old friends and nelghbors.- Large clusters of carnations, nar- dses roses and ferns gave to the rooms color and fragrance. As a prelude for the wedding march Miss Irene Thomas sang a love and flower song. Miss Maude, the young er sister of the bride played the wedding march. Her father, with a very Impressive service, united the couple, Rev. J. C. Street Invoked God's blessing upon them. After receiving the good wish es of the guests, Barbara, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Blsh was christened by Rev. Moulton. The guests were then Invited to the dining room where all were served a dinner fit for kings. It was a Jolly party and laughter rang through the house. Only the lateness of the hour reminded the friends they must not tarry longer. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey are graduates Narrow Escape. Arthur E. Whitlow, formerly of this village but now night agent of the Missouri Pacific at Plattsmouth. had a very narrow escape Tuesday morning. As the morning freight train was pulling out of Plattsmouth Mr. Whitlow ran to the engine to de liver train orders, and the escaping steam made it Impossible to see the engine, and the result was that he was struck on the left arm and knock ed down almost under the wheels. His arm was severely bruised and he will be off duty for a while, but he is thankful that he did not lose his life and realizes that he had a very close call. Union Ledger. I! HERITOR WILL JOIN THEM L BARKER. All OLD RESI IT DACCCn Mil II, AV I rlJJLU nlin For Fifty-three Years He Had Been a Resident of Cass County and Early in Its History Was Quite Prominent. vhon tho trnpfits came in on her but . . , . of the Wesleyan University and have soon recovered and gave them a most ... . pleasart evening. the time was passed with msuic and other amusements and wnich were thoroughly enjoyed hour a delightful three course lunch eon was served. This luncheon was prepared as only the ladles know how and every one found it delightfully appetizing and pleasant. Those who enjoyed this most en joyable occasion were Messrs. and Mesdames L. F. Curtis, T. E. Jen nings, George Lamphear, R. B. Bris sey; Messrs. J. A. Silence, L. D. Bris sey, W. H. Hyde; Mrs. L. F. Curtis. many mends over the state as well as in their home towns. They will spend January and February visiting At & late I onu nivuua iu vruiu, x cuu., New York, Wisconsin ana lowa. At ter the middle of March they will be at home in Valley Junction, Iowa, near Des Moines. The out of town friends who at tended the wedding are Mrs. R. J. McKenzie and son Kenneth of Cen tral City, Mrs. Kate Smith of Ne braska City and Mrs. E. S. Scown, a sister of the bride from Marlon, la. Governor Shallenberger To Con fer With the Governors of Oklahoma and Kansas The Jolly Indian. The Jolly Six Indian dancing club, Another New Year Wedding. B a new one in the old town, but A quiet home wedding took place tney are tne liveliest half dozen that in this city at 1 o'clock today when you ever saw. and they are going to Miss Hilma A. Eriekson was united give their firgt dance at coates' Hall In marriage to Adolph W. Nord, at on next Saturday evening, January 8. the home of the bride's parents. The The cjUD waa organized last Friday ceremony was performed by the Rev. evening and the members are as fol- J. E. Swanson of the Swedish church iows; Anton H. Koubeki president; at Wahoo. The wedding was very Henry Tims, vice president; Joseph informal, only the near relatives of Llbershal, record keeper; Frank Mack the interested parties being present, treasurer; Frank Koubek and John The young people are both well Thomas,' braves, who are always on known in this city where they have the alert for pale-faces, and they are grown up and formed many friend- going to make a double effort to have : ships. The father of the groom, is a a groat number of them at their first prosperous farmer and has resided ciUD ball on next Saturday evening. northwest of Plattsmouth for many They have secured the Jacob's or- years. chestra of Omaha, to furnish the This young couple have many muslc and this part of the program friends in this community who will 8 an a8sured success. A cordial lnvlta Join the Journal in extending them tion Is extended to all. Every effort heartiest congratulations and wish- wjil be" exerted to show you one of the most pleasant occasions of the dancing season. New Year Resolves. Don't kick against your town. Don't go elsewhere to by what you can by at home. The home merchant is your friend and you ought to be his friend. Resolve that you will help him while In turn he wil help you when you need help. Don't talk disparagingly of those who have the best Interests of Platts mouth. Try and convine yourself that you ought to feel the same way. Because your neighbor is more fortunate than you are don't get "grouchy" at him. Remember you have the same chance to make money as he has "if you only know how." Remember that In unity there Is harmony, and that united we thrive and divided we fail. Make up your mind to do all you can for the best Interests of PlattS' mouth In 1910. Make up your mind to do your buying at home, and thus assist In building up the town, instead of glv lng your money to Omaha merchants who use it to build up their own town. Be kind to your nrghbor and In return he wil be kind to you. daughter, Mrs. S. II. Schlotman, resid ing near Mynard. Mr. Draper has many old friends in the county, which he represented In the legislature sev- Ing them long life and prosperity. An Old Resident. Hon. D. S. Draper, for many years a resident of Cass county, but now of Kansas City, Kansas, gave the Journal a call this morning. Mr Enjoyable Christmas Celebration. Springdale farm, the home of John Larsh and wife and Mrs. Ella S. Larsh, northeast of town, was the Draper has been In South Dakota scene of a very pelasant Christmas for nearly five months, and while en guthering last Friday and Saturday, route home stopped oft to visit his the visiting guests beine John C. Governor Shallenberger is ready to join with Governor Haskell inya con ference with reference to bank guar anty laws, as suggested In a telegram from Governor Haskell Tuesday even ing. The following letter was sent to Governor Haskell Wednesday after noon: December 28, 1909. Honorable C. N. Haskell. Governor of Oklahoma, Guthrie, Okla.: Dear Governor I have your tele gram relative to the matter of a con ference to be held by those officially interested in and empowered with the enforcement of the guarnnty of de posits law in the state of Kansas, Ok ilahoma and Nebraska. In reply I will say that it seems to me that the suggestion is a good one and I will be very glad to assist in any way. The laws of the three states have all be attacked upon different points and the federal courts in Ne braska and Kansas have enjoined the laws of these respective states for different reasons, and, as you suggest it seems to me highly to be desired that the lawyers having in charge the cases for the different states, and the executive departments having in charge the cases for the different states, and the executive departments having in charge the enforcement of the laws should mutually confer and agree as to a. general policy. I will be very glad to hear from you further In the matter, as doubt less you have given it attention, and I woud like to know if it is your Idea to hold the conference in one of the respective states or to confer at the time of the meeting of governors called for January 18 next, at Wash Ington, D. C. Awaiting your further communica tion, I have the honor to remain, Your very respectfully, A. C. SHALLENBERGER. The Oklahoma telegram, received Tuesday afternoon follows: Gutheri, Okla. Gov. A. C. Shallen berger, Lincoln. Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma have natural Interests In the banking law question. Our test case .originated In state court. Our law fully upheld by our supremo court. Case now in United States supreme court on appeal from state supreme court. Will probably be reached about February or March. I believe all three states are mutually Interested in the Oklahoma case and therefore have decided to invite con ference and mutual co-operation be tween, Kansas, Nebraska and Okla homa. Kindly advise me if you think well of this conference. C. N. HASKELL, Governor, Died Barker. Samuel, at the home of Mrs. William Wetenkamp near Plattsmouth, Nebraska, on January 2, 1910, of senility, aged 78 years, 10 months and 10 days. Funeral Tuesday, January 4, 1910, at noon, from the residence of Mrs. William Wetenkamp. . After a long life marked with many experiences and one which was of the greatest use to the citizens of Cass county, death yesterday afternoon claimed Samuel Barker, a Nebraska pioneer and a man who was known throughout the middle west in his day, as one of its most enterprising citizen and business men. For many years the deceased was engaged in the business of buying and selling live stock in this city and vicinity and in the course of that business he had made and lost several fortunes. There are many stories told of the generosity which had characterized tho deceased during his lifetime and of the great liberality which had been none of tho traits of his char acter. He was generous to a fault and no man living has aught to say save good for him now that his life's race Is run. The deceased was born on February 22i 1830, In England, and at a ten der age came to America which has ever since been his home. He flrBt came, to Nebraska in 1857 and for more than half a century he had been Identified with Its history. Im mediately after his arrival here he commenced 'the cattle business and his natural shrewdness and excellent business abilities enabled him to soon accumulate a large fortune In that industry. Ho bought cattle in this Immediate locality and also In states lying west and these he forwarded to the Chicago market, being one of the pioneer cattlemen of that market. On thesj trips Mr. Barker Invariably accompanied the loads and attended to tho marketing personally. They were generally successful and many stories are told of prodigal gen erosity which he displayed after an un usually successful sale, tales which make tho generosity of tho modern cattleman palo into insignificance and which made the name of Sam Barker known throughout the mlddlo west as synonym for a great, open heart. In this business he continued for many years but later reverses came with tho onward inarch of modern progress and he found that his fortune had slowly dwindled away. In his later years he made his home principally with hia daughter, Mrs. William Wetenkamp, where tho curtain came down and he sank into rest. Married In his early manhood, tho deceased reared a large family, se venteen children coming to bless tho union of whom thirteen survived their father. His beloved wife sank to rest in 1892, and he will be laid to rest beside here In the Eight. Mllo Grove cemetery. The funeral will take place tomor row at noon from the home of hi daughter, Mrs. William Wetenkamp. The services will bo conducted by Rev. W. O. Harroll of the Methodl.it church of Mynard. TO Watson and wife of Nebraska City, Samuel Kellogg and wife of Percival, Iowa, Paul Kellogg and wife of Per cival, Iowa, John C. Watson, Jr., of eral years ago, all of whom will be Nebraska City, Misses Harriet and glad to meet him. He will renew his Rachel Kellogg and Sam Kellogg Jr., Journey homeward next week. Like 0f Percival. Iowa. It was undoubted all the balance of his early friends In hy the most enjoyable Christmas cele- Cass county, he begins to feel old age bration in which any of them ever come creeping along, but bids fair to participated, Just such a Jolly good live many more years, lie was ac- time as might be expected at the companied on his visit to the Journal Larsh home. The Nebraska City and office by his son-in-law, Mr. S. H. Percival gueBts returned home Sun- Schlotman, who Is a farmer near day. Union Ledger Mynard. IMP Kgenbergcr Wins Dor. The second one of the full blood- bull terrier dogs to by raffled Deputy Recorder, Andy Snyder, county recorder elect ed from near Mynard, was In the city off within the past few weeks at the today making all arrangements for Riley Hotel, by tho owner, F. II his official duties, which will com- Dunbar, was drawn Wednesday even mence next week. He tells us that ng by "Billy" Egenberger, the same he does not Intend to move to riatts- party who drew the other one. It cer mouth for the next few months, as talnly is an unusual piece of luck in his unfinished farm duties necesslt the dog business, as the same number ate his living on the farm for a few (94) held by the same party drew weeks, making daily trips to and the prize. This Is the lucky portion from during that, time. His niece, of the deal, but the unfortunate part Miss Florence White, will be appoint- came a few days ago, when the first ed deputy recorder, and we do not animal drawn died. believe he could have displayed bet- W. II. Puis from near Murray, was ter Judgment. MIsb White is an ex- looking after some business matters cellent young lady, fully qualified In every particular to fill the position, and will make him a good deputy. llringg Burg Memories. The local editor of the Journal begs to acknowledge the receipt of a very handsome new year's token in the shape of an original poem entitled 'At Strletwel8er's," the product of the fertile brain of Frank E. Green, one of the Lincoln News staff. The poem Is a gem and will always be treasured as a happy remembrance of the gold en days long gone when life flowed in a happy current and the wine sparkled red in the bottles. Those were halcyon days and to the News man and the Journal man aa well as their many friends, life was truly Bohemian and the sun shone always. The little poem of Col. Green brings back memories of happy days long gone and joyous hours past to come no more. Our sincere thanks are re turned to Co. Green and our wishes for many more happy new year's are his lot. In the city today. The Proper Nugget ion. If the farmers will place their pen nies In some receptacle so the rural carriers can get them without scratch ing tho bottom of the box with cold fingers, they will confer a favor. Bet ter yet, buy a quantity of stamps and do your own work. Some times It takes the carriers twenty to thirty minutes to place stamps on letters end cards, work that could and should be done by those mailing same. SuhNcribe for The livening Journal. Weeping Wafer Republican. Ed. S. Tutt and Mus Edith Pitz Step Off to Nebraska City and Get Married. The many friends of Ed. S. Tutt, the late Democratic candidate for sheriff of this county, and Miss Edith Pitz were amazed yesterday morn ing when they read In the Omaha papers, that they had slipped away from this city and had quietly been united in marrlago in Nebraska City. The event seems to have also es caped the eagle eyes of the Nebraska City newspaper men for nothing is said of the event. According to such reports as can be gathered Mr. Tutt and Miss Pitz Journeyed to Nebraska City Saturday and without ceremony, had a minister perform the service which united them for life. While in the city they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Brown, friends of theirs, who took an active part In assisting them to fool the good peo ple of this city. The happy couple returned to this city last evening and will make their future residence here. The groom is one of the best known and most popular young men of this county. He is the son of John D. Tutt, one of Nebraska's pioneers and a most worthy citizen of the county, and the son partakes of the many excellent qualities of his sire. Ed. is one of the young men of Plattsmouth and Cass county who are credits to It. He has lived here practically all his life and during that period he has earned the greatest dmlratlon of a large circle of friends Of spotless character and with an unsullied reputation, he stands among the best the county can produce In young men. Ho formerly held the of fice of deputy sheriff of the county and last year was tho Democratic candidate for the office of sheriff, re celvtng a flattering vote. The bride Is the handsome and ac complished daughter of tho lato Julius Pitz and wife and like her hus band, Is a Cass county product, hav lng lived upon a farm south of this city since sho first saw the light. he is a young lady Justly popular and with a vast circle of friends who will hasten to extend their congratula tlons to her upon her start upon the matrimonial sea. Old IVlendM ( alls. The Journal today was In receipt of a visit from Peter Campbell, tho well known and popular citizen. of Rock Bluffs precinct. Mr. Campbell called to renew the subscription of his brother George, now located at Belgrade, Neb., and, incidentally, to visit w'lth the publisher and the edi tors. Mr. Campbell is one of tho kind of men the Journal Is pleased to have call upon It and his visits are always heartily welcome. The snug winter does not stop this worthy citizen from getting to tho city and making his regular visits to his many friends, and it is to be hoped that many winters will nee him a wel come guest here. Iltijoyhig ;K1 Health. G. E. Wiley and wife from .south of town, were In the city Saturday, and while here made the Journal of fice a brief call, renewing for two copies of the Journal, which W. M. Wiley, father of O. E., has taken for several years. In fact, Mr. Wiley has always read the Journal. We are pleased to learn that the senior gentleman Is pnjoylng good health, this winter, considering his advanced years. He Is one of Cass county's pioneer Bottlers, and one of the best that ever landed. Kimw Him Year Ago. ( E. Shoemaker, R. Shoemaker and B. A. Mason from Avoca precinct, were In the city last Friday evening, all buying goods at the closing out store of M. Fanger. AH three gentlo- men were well acquainted with Mr. Fanger, their lathers having pur chased goods of the department storo man when he made a specialty of traveling through the county, Jmost any old way, principally walking. All the gentlemen returned to Mur ray early In tho evening where. they attended the ball, before returning home. In District Court. Judge Travis this morning conven ed court for the hearing of various equity matters which are pending before him. Tho morning was large ly taken up in the hearing of tfco arguments and motions in the case of Rayles vs. Rayles, a divorce . tion which was heard several month ago. Judgo Homer M. Sullivan ,tf Broken Bow, one of the counsellor tho plaintiff, was to Lave been "here, but owing to have missed railroad connections did not arrive in flna. Matthcy Gerlng was counsel for Jacob Rayles while Bryon Clark represented Mrs. Rayles, the wife.