The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 17, 1910, Image 1
State IlJ.torlcl fioo. be moutb omental SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION-EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXIX PLATTSMU U Til, NEBRASKA, MO A T JANUAKV 17. 1910 NO .5 plate 3 A MATTER UGH SHOULD HE TAKEN UP BV 1 UBIAL CLUB And Which Should Be Acted Upon Without Selfish Motives by Any Individual Member. Dr. E. W. Cook of this city has received a letter from C. B. Schleicher of Brady, Neb., in. which he speaks of his proposed factory for this city, and In it makes a very pointed state ment of what his ideas on the mat ter are. As has been stated hereto fore In the Journal, this is something which the commercial club should have taken up and pushed to a finish. At the time Mr. Schleicher was here the matter was agitated but it seems to have bourne no fruit. There is ab solutely no' question of the worth of Mr. Schleicher's Invention. Anyone with or without the smallest me- My Dear Doctor: Upon looking over the Plattsmouth Journal of the 6th, I noticed a little article relative to the opening of my factory In your city. Judging from the tenor of the article I am led to believe that there Is some opposition to the idea there, or at least so me of the citizens there have had out the hammer. First of all, I want to thank the Journal for stand ing pat and looking at the proposi tion in a boarder mind manner than a few of your (not business men, but masquarading as such . You will ad mit with me that these men are look ing at the proposition in a narrow minded way, allowing prejudice and Jealousy to dominate their actions and thus In their own selfishness are keep- ilng the population of Plattsmouth on chanical Ingenuity can see that It is the decline, by allowing their own inch an Invention as must be a win-1 private grievances to stand in the way , , .of the welfare of their own ner ana u wm anora a vasi amount . j haye H nad of work for a large number of men j 8pot jn my heart for Plattsmouth and if properly pushed. Plattsmouth has j have yet and therefore am ntt going the opportunity yet to get this fac tory. As Mr. Schleicher shows In his let ter, other towns and cities want the factory and they are offering him flattering Inducements to locate with them. Plattsmouth has everything which the other towns have. There to condemn or feel hard about this, as you will find such people In every locality, but It is too bad that Platts mouth has to harbor such Please make it known to these gentlemen that I did not come down to your city for aid or for business, but merely as a visitor I was met later by some of the members of your estimable and pro are plenty of good sites fh this city gresslve commercial club, who in their which can be had cheap but the efforts to elevate the daily routine of , . your cuy, aisuunseu wiiu mo 1110 bu' thing of boosting prices up whenever . ... . torv R, Plattsmouth an industry wants to come here until . My Jdea jn coming to Plattsmouth they are bo high that the industry la j would not be to make a living for my drlvpn rwrv miist cease, or the citv ! self but to enable twenty or thirty . viM.i. i i,Ai.f Tii ' men to support their families off of will remain hopelessly In the rut. The my ,nventfon and have part of the commercial club Is an Institution money, thus derived go to the busl- I R which cannot afford to operate for private gain. It is supposed to work for the city's interests and that means that private Interests must be elimi nated. Let the iratter of the location of Mr. Schleicher's factory be taken up with him now and at once and pushed ness men for supplies I have several other good towns which are making me flattering of fers, and I may seriously consider some of them in the near future, also my home people here have been talk ing to me about incorporating and I think that this plan would be a good one. it looks as tnougn tne stocx rnnlil ho anlri hern wlthnnt difficulty to a definite concluson. Le,t Wra. be-but I promised you that I would in invited to submit what he would like ' form you in case I was thinking of to the club and then let the club eet incorporation, and nothing would together on the proposition and put in 1 Please. mve more, to ha you as the factory. His letter makes some strictures upon some of the local pro moters which may or may not be de served but they indicate how he looks upon the manner in which his pro posal has been treated and such a point of view from a man seeking a location is not pleasant to contem plate. The letter is reproduced below in its entirety, through the courtesy of Dr. Cook: Braay, Neb., Jan. 11, 1910. Dr. E. W. Cook, Plnttsmoiith, Nebraska. one of the stockholders of the com pany. It will be a big paying proposi tion. If you and Dave have confidence In the success of the patents and would like to invest in some of the shares let me know by return mail, and If you have any friends whom you would like to see in kindly mention it. 1 must have more room at once as things are getting so crowded that it hampers the work greatly. My sales men now are averaging $100 per day and witn my present quarters, I am unable to supply the demand. Yours Very Truly, C. S. Schleicher. HFI1ED H. E. Byram Will Probably Suc ceed Daniel Willard; The rumor recently printed In the Journal that George B. Harris, presi dent of the Burlington, was to re tire is confirmed by dispatches from Chicago which state he will leave that road without a doubt and that any denials are to be taken with a grain of Bait. He will be succeeded by Darius Miller, now first vice presi dent in charge of traffic. Mr. Mil ler will also assume jurisdiction over the operating department next week when Vice President Daniel Willard leaves to accept the presidency of the B. & O. The resignation of Mr. Har ris depends upon its acceptance by James J. Hill and the Burlington di rectors. It developes that H. E. Byram, formerly general superintendent of this district at Lincoln and later as sistant to Mr. Willard, is to assume charge of the operating department of the road and probably will suc ceed Mr. Willard as first vice presi dent when the latter steps Into the presidency. This means that Byram becomes the actual head of the Bur lington system, as Mr. Miller will be the nominal head. Mr. Harris has been trying for more than a year to get away from the position he has had with the company. He has reached the age of 62 years and is desirous of having more time tfl himself. The current re ports are that he will spend a part of each year in California. He is an intimate friend of James J. Hill and was elected by the latter as presi dent of the Colorado & Southern when Hill acquired that road last year. His length of service with the Burlington comprises 44 years, he having entered the service of the Hannibal & St. Joe roads as office boy that long ago. Later when the Burlington acquired the H. A. St. J., he went with the road to the new owners and has moved steadily up ward. To Attend the Meeting 1 Miss Mary Foster, county superin tendent, departed this morning for a tay of several days in Lincoln where she will be in attendance on the two days meeting of the superintendents and principals which opens there to day. There is a very Interesting pro gram arranged for the meeting and many topics of vital Importance to school management will be discussed. A number of noted educators will be in attendance and give their views upon the Improved methods of teaching. DEMAND E BIG TIE LAST EVEIIIIIG Eagles Install Officers and En joy a Great Feast After the Ceremonies. From Friday's Dally. The Fraternal Order of Eagles had a great big time last night in con nection with the installation of the tary. B. G. Wurl Worthy Financial Secretary. Jas. Rebal Worthy Treasurer. Wm. Toogood Worthy Chaplain. Dr. E. W. Cook Worthy Physi cian. Anton H. Koubek Worthy Con ductor. Henry Miller Worthy Inner Guard Ed. Ackerman Worthy Outer Guard. Jos. Hadraba Trustee. Wedding Bells Saturday evening January 8th, at officers of the lodge for the ensuing the home of Mrs. Dr. Thomas occur- year. mere was a very large aueua- ,re(j the marriage Of her daughter ahee of members present and after ! Irene, to Lionel Brust of Nebraska the ceremonies of. installation had 'city. Miss Maud Moulton played the been gone through with a banquet was had which was a vertiable feast and which everyone enjoyed. The country had been scoured for eat et afforded was spread before the ables and everything which the mark members of the order. In verity, the eagles did scream and they sure had them some time. It was a late hour before the last of the members left the holl for their homes, there being enough oh the table to feed an army and those who felt like taking the time to eat were made welcome. Ow ing to the length of time required for the, .installation ceremonies, the speech-making which had been pro posed for the banquet was dispensed with and the members simply sat down to the feed. When it was over, the meeting waB voted a grand suc cess. ceBS. The officers for the ensuing year who were Installed were: William Weber Past Worthy Pres ident. John P. Sattler Worthy President. J. E. McDaniel Worthy Vice Pres ident. John J. Svoboda Worthy Secre- IT IS THE DUTY OF ALL TEACHERS To Know Why Pupils of Their Various Departments are Absent The superintendent of schools re cently showed us an excuse for ab sence that had just been sent a teacher. All teachers are required to have written excuses for absence on the part of all pupils and the excuse must show why the pupil was absent if this were not required It would be a difficult matter to keep track of the students. In this particular case great trouble had been experi enced in getting any kind of excuses, and finally after vainly trying to se cure an excuse the teacher sent the student home after it. When he re turned he gave her the following: Miss You aught to no enough yourself to no why didn't come to school that day as It were so stormy and cold you are the only one out of four teachers that has asked for an excuse this is the first school that has asked for excuse if this halnt 'satisfactory rite one your self. A BETTER DEPOT People Up in Arms for Better Accommodations for the Traveling Public. The good people of the village of Union are up in arms at the Missouri Pacific railroad and propose to com- pell that corporation to build a new depot at that place large enough and modern enough to take care of the business done there. Charles L. Graves, the well know attorney of that city, has thrown hlmalf Into the breach and has filed a complaint with the state railway commission asking and order be entered which will make the road furnish adequate depot faci lities and cross walks and other im provements. The complaint wlll.be heard shortly. Wlthoutdoubt there are Improvements needed In Union and Mr Graves is doing a public service in his demand This is one of the most important stations on the line In this Bection, a place where there is always a constant stream of passen gers changing cars and where long waits are not Infrequent The present structure Is a small one with one waiting room and poor seating facili ties It Is also lighted wlih weak and dirty oil lamps and is altogether one unfitted to accomodate the large amount of business done The com plaint deserves to be granted and the company should be ordered to en large the structure and also furnish suitable walks to and from the busl ness portion of the town. wedding march. The ceremony of marriage was by Rev. G. H. Moulton. Mr. and Mrs. Brust will make their future home in Nebraska City. This wedding was quite a surprise to the many friends of the bride and groom. Many had no inkling of the event un til the wedding was over and the happy couple had departed for their future home. The bride was born and raised in Weeping Water, and is an attractive and pleasant young lady, loved and admired by many friends. The groom Is the eon of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brust of Nebraska City, and Is considered a young man of excellent character. The Republican extends congratulations and best wishes. Weeping Water Republican. Ben Dill who is in the city making a visit with hlB father, A. Dill and also looking after business matters, paid the Journal office a pleasant call this noon and renewed his allegiance to the Oid Reliable. Mr. Dill is one of the best citizens of Murray and Its vicinity and the Journal Is proud to acknoweldge him as one of Its best friends. Names For the Jury. From Thursday's Dally. The county commissioners have selected the following list of names from which to choose the jurors for t"he coming term of court, the draw ing to take place shortly: Plattsmouth City, first ward John LInderman, J. II. Thrasher Second ward Charles GradevII, Leonard Born, Emil Walters. Third ward Wm. Holly, Wm. Wehrbein, A. D. Despaln, James Ptacek Fourth ward G. L. Farley, L. B. Egenberger, B. C. Hyde, Fifth ward John Vorndran, Geo. Perry. , Plattsmouth precinct C. A. Val lery, Jno. Kaffenberger, Wm. AdamB. Eight Mile Grove precinct Adam Kaffenberger, Ed Becker, Jacob Buch ler. Mt. Pleasant precinct John Kra ger, Carl Engelkemeier. Center precinct John Domingo, Wm. Wendt. Nehawka precinct Vilas Sheldon, John Knabe. Louisville precinct John Schoer man, Miles Drake, Chas. Jackman. Liberty precinct Creed Harris, Matt McQuinn, Wm. Cross. West Rock Bluffs W. E. Dull, Henry Creamer. . East Rock Bluff s M. L. Furlong, Mark White Avoca Emerson Doyler, John Bo gard. Salt Creek J. C. Lemon, S. M. Mowry, H. II. Weideman. Stove Creek Wm. Kunz, Claus Ohm, Henry Miller. Weeping Water City, First ward John Carter. Second ward Wash Bullis. Third ward John Fowler. Weeping Water precinct H. H. Lawton, J. P. RasmuBsen Tipton John Elliott, John Fro lich, Lee Snavely. South Bend Geo. Vogel. HIH Tar penning. . ' Greenwood John Arres, II. Hart. Elrawood H. P. Dehning, W F. Lau, Edw Hemke Jururtt Selected. Clerk of the Court James. Robert son and Sheriff Qulnton this after noon drew the Jury for the coming term of district court, the members drawn from the list heretofore marto up by the county commissioners. The following are the names of the good men and true who will hear the sev eral causes for trial and mete .out equal and exact justice to male fac tors, vlx: Edward Hemke, W. E. Dull, John Kaffenberger, Henry Mil ler, Ed. Becker, H. Hart, Emerson Dowler, John Frolich, Wm. Cross, John Domingo, Vilas isheldon, Creed Harris, John Schoeman, Miles Drake, John Bogard, Wm. Kunz, L. B. Egen berger, Geo. Vogel, A. D. Despaln, I. H. Weldman, John Krnger, Charles Jackman, J. C. Lemon, Wash Bullis. doant send the boy out after any mare excuses. Mr. Gamble says that he feels sure if all parents knew how necessary it Iff to" have excuses and that the teachers are not to blame as they are carrying out instructions so many unkind notes would not be sent teach ers. The hardest part of the matter Is to get excuses that give the reasons for absence. E xcuses in many differ ent languages come in but these are always accepted providing they con tain the desired information. During the coasting carnival a boy came late and with him came a note stat ing that he had stayed out too late the night before and did not get up In time to get to school on time. The request was made that the teach er scold him gooa so he would get up In time in the future. Oh! yes, there are plenty of humorous incidents in connection with the work if one has a sense of humor, added the superin tendent, as he hurried away to ans wer the 'phone which had been per sistently ringing while we talked. Election of Officers, Notice of the meeting of the Com monwealth Insurance company and the election of its officers for the ensuing year was given several days ago In the Journal. For the benefit of the several stockholders of the company residing in this city andvlcl nlty, the Hat of officers then chosen is given below: They are E. M. Far field, president; Sherman Saunders, first vice president; A. D. Marriott, second vice president; Van B. Lady, secretary; A. B. Hunt, treasurer; Thos. H. Matters, general counsel; Charles H. Clancy, superintendent of agencies. Directors are Frans Nelson, Sherman Saunders, A. D. Marriott, E. M. Fairfield, C. H. Clancy, Paul Walk er, Van B Lady, A. B. Hunt and T. ll. Matters In connection with the election a banquet was given at the Paxton hotel, at which there were some thirty odd stockholders from outside Omaha present. Clark O'Han lon of Blair, L. D. Richards of Fre mont and Allen G. Burke of Ban croft were speakers.. Resolutions of Respect. Whereas, death has again entered our camp and taken from our camp fire Neighbor Edward White, and by reason thereof Cass Camp No. 332 Modern Woodmen of America has lost one of its youngest memebers, and ' ' Whereas, tbja camp hereby extends Its most sincere sympathy to the mother and family of our departed Neighbor in this, their time of grief and sorrow. Resolved, that in the death of Neghbor Edward White his mother and family have been deprived of a kind and dutiful son and brother, our camp an esteemed and worthy member and the community a young man of sterling intergrlty and use fulness. Resolved, that this camp extend to the mother and family of our de parted Neighbor, its sincere sympathy In their night of grief. Bo it further resolved, that the charter of our camp be draped In mourning for thirty days; that a copy of these resolutions be spread at length upon the records of this camp. That a copy thereof bo furnished the local newspapers and one sent to the family of our late Neighbor. H. S. Barthold. P. A. Barrows Allen J. Boeson. Committee. Will Return Home Nunday, From Friday's Dally. Thomas Walling was a visitor in Omaha yesterday afternoon with his wife who has been , in the hospital there. Mrs. Walling has been getting along splendidly and will be able to return home on Sunday next. She William Kaufman came in from his was anxious to come back yesterday home south of the city this morning 'but owing to the bad weather, it was and was a passenger for Havelock, thought best to wait until Sunday for where he has business matters to look the trip. Her many friends will recover this line. Weeping Water Re after. Jolce at her fortunate recovery. publican. In District Court. In the office of Clerk of the Court Robertson today a suit was filed to quiet the title to the northeast quart er of section 17, town 11 north, range 13, east. The title of the case is the Bank of Cass County vs. George Sheldon et al. The George Sheldon named in the petition la not ex-Governor Sheldon but the fin ancier of Lincoln of the same name. Mr. Sheldon held a mortgage upon the property In question. A complaint charging L. C. Han son from the vicinity of Greenwood with lunacy, was filed In the office of Clerk Robertson of the district court. The complaint la made by one Frank Lapham, and Sheriff Qulnton la reported to have gone after the man. To Straighten Track. A surveying corps of twelve men came in last Saturday and are in the employ of the Missouri Pacific rail road. They are making a survey for the purpose of reducing grades, tak ing out curves, mapping out the side tracks, etc. They will work south of here. While surveyors do their work generally without being Instructed In all that is behind the work, the wise ones declare It means to put this line to Omaha In such shape that the bulk of the freight business will be done ARE I'JE TO HAVE A COt FAIIE No Hard Coal in Town and Deal ers Cannot Tell How Soon There Will Be The coal famine which has been hitting qther towns in the west and middle west has about struck riatts- mouth. According to the fuel dealers of the city, it is next to impossible io get ha d coal and those who burn this variety of diamonds and failed to lay In their supply last fall are likely to be up against it for some time io come. There Is no hard coal In the? city and the prospects for getting n big Jag of It very shortly are Bo flattering to Bay the least. Railroads are reported to be making every ef fort to get coal through for their cus tomers with success which is des cribed as indifferent. Storms and the long continued cold weather are responsible for the condi tion of the coal trade. This morning's dispatches do not hold out much hopo for the consumer wbkh has tied up (he coal Carrying roads and is pe venting the movement of that com modity. In addition it is said that tb. yards In the large cities are filled with coal destined for the west and that it is not being handled as rapidly as it should be. In Chicago condi tions are said to be particularly bad and the coal is being diverted for uso In the city Instead of sent to its destination. There are also charges made that the roads are seizing tho fuel for the movement of their trains, this relating more particularly to soft coal. Many of the eastern roads, how ever, running through the hard coal region nre said to be confiscating that article for their own use. A number of the local dealers ex press the belief that they will get hard, coal most any day but their hopes seem to have a very slight foundation as cars of coal may p started all right from tho mines aixl never again be located. While the conditions in this city are not bad they are decidedly Inconvenlenct JK the patrons of hard coal. There .! a sufficiency of soft coal on hand ajttt if that falls, there Is plenty of wofid left along the river and over in Iowa. so that a fuel famine here 1b not prov able. Most people here uso cither soft coal or wood as a fuel anyway antl those who burn hard coal, as a rujo, purchased their winter's supply bjpt fall. Much of the supply has been ex hausted, however, owing to the win-.. ter setting in so early In the s&t son and continuing with no let up$o late. As there Is still several months of winter ahead, these people "haye hopes of hard coal coming. In before their supply runs out. ReportB from state points report now falling this morning with a pros pect for colder weather tomorrow or Sunday! A report was current on tfcfl streets thjs morning of a big bllzzanl to the northwest, but when racea down, It seemed to have no tanglblo foundation, the reports merely speak ing of heavy Bnow throughout that region, something which the warmer weather Is likely to bring here elthBT this afternoon on tonight. At noon the temeprature was quite warm and mild but not quite up to tho melting point. The prediction of the weather bureau for today is fair and warmer. Saturday unsettled. In Justice court before M. Archer, the case of Lesley vs. Barnes, men tion of which was made In the J6u. nal yesterday, the defendant filed sev eral motions which are to be argued, the case being adjourned to next Thursday for that purpose.