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PLATTSMOUTn, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY MARCH 21, 1910
IE DEMOCRATS DOMINATE II MOST
STRONG AND EXCELLENT TICKET
The Convention Largely Attended
sentedHarmony Prevailed Throughout.
The Democrats of the city last
Saturday held a well attended prim
aries In each of the wards and later
held a largely attended and enthusias
tic city convention at tho council
chamber. There was much enthus
iasm manifested and the general be
lief prevails that the city will this
spring emphasize the victory of last
spring and elect five Democratic
The city convention was called
t order by Dr. J. S. Divingston,
chairman of the city central commit
tee, with Charles Grimes, secrtary of
the committee acting as secretary.
On motion of W. C. Ramsey, Dr. Liv
ingston was chosen temporary chair
man and Charles Grimes temporary
secretary. A committee consisting of
Messrs. W. K. Fox, D. O. Dwyer, J.
P. Sattler, Pat Egan and John Lutz
was appointed on credentials and they
made a report finding the following
delegates entitled to seats in the con
vention, nearly everyone of whom was
First ward D. 0. Lwyor, John
Cory, D. C. Morgan, Toin Walling,
W. D. Jones, Dr. J. S. Livingston,
Ed. Tutt, Con Gillespie.
Second ward Claus Boetal, A.
Koubek, L. W. Lorenz, C. G. Fricke,
Wm. Miller, J. P. Sattler, Frank Me
Elroy, James Rebal, W. C. Ramsey,
W. C. Tippens, II. M. Soennichsen,
F. G. Egenberger, George Heisel, II.
Third ward J. R. Kelly, A. D. Des
paln, Peter Vallery, Wm. Holly, J. W.
Bookmeyer, John Wooster, W. E.
Rosencrans, Bernard Wurl, W. K.
Fox, W. H. Mann, Ed. Donat, Em
mons Ptak, John Bejeck, B. Chris
wlsser. Fourth ward M. Archer, John
Schulhof, George Dodge, Pat Egan,
W. B. Elster, R. W. Clement, Charles
Fifth ward Wm. Mendenhall,
George McDaniels, Wm. Gravett, Aug.
Richter, John Lutz, Frank Llbershal.
The temporary organization was
made permanent after which nomi
Batlons for school board were made.
Messrs. II. M. Soennichsen and J. M.'
Roberts, the outgoing members, were
The nomination of the councilmen
in the several ward3, consisting of
First ward, D. 0. Dwyer; Second
ward, L. W. Lorenz; Third ward,
A. S. Will; Fourth ward, George
Dodge, and Fifth ward, Wm. Gravett,
were then ratined.
The new city central committee
was then named, consisting of Messrs.
John Cory of the First ward, James
0 Rebal of the Second ward, J. W.
Bookmeyer of the Third ward, John
Schulhof of the Fourth ward and F.
C. Libershal of the Fifth ward. F. C.
IJbershal was then elected chairman
of the city central committee, 'after
Dr. Livingston had positively declined
to serve longer In that capacity.
. Charles Grimes was re-elected secre
tary over his protest. The convention
then adjourned, after first adopting
resolutions thanking Dr. Livingston
for his services as chairman and em
powering the central committee to fill
any vacancies on the ticket which
The several primary meeting were
well attended and enthusiastic. The
First ward primary had John Cory
as chairman and D. C. Morgan as
secretary. D. O. Dwyer was renomi
nated for councilman to succeed him
self by acclamation, and John Cory
was chosen committeeman.
The Second ward primary had
The hunting party which has been
spending the past week or ten days
at the big Island came back last
ercnlng. The party consisted of
Messrs. James Johns, Henry Jess and
George Tartsch and yesterday -they
ad some fifteen or sixteen visitors
at tho camp from this city. They
had a fine outing during their trip
but got only a small amount of game.
However, they expressed themselves
as well content with tho trip and con
template another In the near future.
They found the good people on the
Island hospitable to a degree and
did not at any time want for anything
) the eating line. Tho party from
and Every Ward Fully Repre
Mayor J. P. Sattler for chairman and
County Attorney W. C. Ramsey as
secretary. L. W. Lorenz was nomi
nated for councilman unanimously
and James Rebal was chosen commit
teeman. In the Third ward W. K. Fox was
chosen chairman and Peter J. Vallery
secretary. A. S. Will was nominated
for councilman by acclamation and
J. W. Bookmeyer for committeeman.
in the Fourth ward, Police Judge
M. Archer was chosen chairman and
Charles Grimes secretary. George
Dodge was nominated unanimously
for councilman and John Schulhof
In the Fifth ward, Win. Gravett
was chairman and J. M. Vondran se
cretary. Wm. Gravett was nominat
ed for councilman and Frank Liber-
slial was elected committeeman.
The Democratic city ticket con
ceded to be one of the best ever
placed before the electors of th? city.
The nominees are nearly all business
men and those who are not, are old
trusted employs of the Burlington
and men of rare good judgment.
Messrs. IT. M. Soennichsen and J.
M. Roberts';, nominees to succeed
themselves on the school board, are
too wf JI known to require an Intro
duction to the people of the city.
They have served one term upon the
board and during that time have
made excellent records.
Councilman D. O. Dwyer has served
one year in the council and during
that time has made himself a record
for careful and conscientious care of
the city's Interests. lie Is a promin
ent attorney and his legal ability has
been of much use In the city's affairs.
He will win easily and by a greatly
increased majority. '
In the second ward L. W. Lorenz
the nominee, is a business man who
has made a success in life. He Is a
liberal minded, well educated man,
and one who, if elected, will make
the people of that ward a painstaking
and careful councilman. He has ev
ery prospect of an easy victory, and
as he is a hustler, he will undoubted
ly clinch the victory by work between
now and election day.
In the Third ward, A. S. Will who
has been chosen is very well and
popularly known. He Is a man , who
has the best interests of the city at
heart, a busines man of much sense
and ability, and a decidedly liberal
man in all his views. He is the best
type of progressive and live citizen
ship, and the voters of that ward
realize this fact and will give him a
In the Fourth ward, George Dodge
is the candidate and he is one of the
best men on the ticket. He is hon
est, faithful and conscientious, and
a man with liberal views upon all
matters. He is for Plattsmouth suc
ceeding and will make a rattling good
member of the council. He has been
connected with the Burlington road
for many years and stands high in the
estimation of his employers.
Wm. Gravett, the nominee in the
Fifth ward, is a man well qualified
for the task and will make the ward
an excellent representative. He
stands for the best Interests of the
city and Is a live man In every way
The best endorsement a man can have
is by his neighbors, and they agree
f hat he is just the kind of a man we
should have in the city council. He
is an employe of the Burlington road
one of Its most faithful men. His
election by a large majority Is con
this city which visited with them
yesterday went down In the early
morning in a carryall and had an
eventful trip with many strange and
unusual experiences Including several
narrow escapes from tho terrors of
the mighty deep. They mndo tho
Journey, however, In safety and sev
eral very Interesting photographs of
tho trip wero taken which later will
be greatly enlarged an,d mounted up
on high class Bristol board for the
Individual members especial delecta
tion. Anyway, It was some trip.
Hans Tarns went out this morn
ing on his work as carpenter for the
IE RAID Oil
Four Inmates and Eight Gentle
man Callers "Pinched"
Last Saturday night Sheriff Quln
ton, Deputy Manspeaker, Constable
Dcnson and Elias Kildow had been
impressed as a special officer and
County Attorney Ramsey made a
descent upon a house of 111 turn
which has been running more or less
quietly in Happy Hollow near the
Burlington tracks and captured eight
men and four women In the place.
The entire party was taken to the
city jail and at Intervals during the
day, yesterday, the men made ar
rangements to pay their fines and
were released, Judge Archer holding
a special session of his court for the
purpose of administering some of the
celebrated brand of Justice to them.
Each of the males released Including
a number of young men of this city
drew a prizo in the shape of five dol
lars and costs which they speedily dug
up and went hence rejoicing that
it was no worse. They were charged
with being vagrants and unlawfully
an occupant of a house of prostitution
under the statute. It is said that when
the officers were lying in the brush
watching the house, at least ten nu n
carne up and tried to get in but tho
house was full and they were turned
away. They were loudly lamenting
their 111 luck as they called it, until
they espied the officers waiting for
the time to come when they would
descend on thy house, when they
concluded the turndown camo just in
time for them. After tho raid, two
hack loads of men arrived on the
scene just too late to be included In
There has been more or less com
plaint concerning the house from the
inhabitants of tnat section for some
time past, the past several weeks hav
ing been marked with a number of
fights and a great amount of pro
fanity in that neighborhood, and it
la well that the falcT 'carne' when it did
otherwise there would likely have
been serious trouble over the matter.
The house was run by Grace Miller
who once before ran a fyouse here
some years ago and who later was
the keeper of a place In Lincoln.
Several months ago she was run out
of Lincoln by the police and returning
to this city, locating at the place raid
ed Saturday night. The house was
on the extreme limits of the city
toward the southeast and the usual
method of ingress and egress to the
place was by going up the Burlington
tracks to Happy Hollow. The house
was perhaps a hundred yards up the
hollow from the tracks.
The women were arraigned this
morning before Justice Archer on tho
charge of being vagrants arid prosti
tutes and the landlady, Grace Miller,
was charged with being a keeper of
a house of prostitution as well. They
plead not guilty and were not ready
for trial. Judgo Archer fixed the
bond of the Miller woman at $500
and each of the girls at $200 and
held them for appearance on Wednes
day morning. The women declined
to give the bond but announced that
they preferred to go to Jail. They
created considerable laughter by Bay
ing that the sheriff was good to
them and they were satisfied with Bis
treatment. In consequence they were
sent to Jail again to remain until
A large number of Plattsmouth
people were at the Burlington sta
tion last Saturday evening to witness
tho first of the monster Burlington
Mallet compound engines pull a train
through the city and they were con'
siderably disappointed at the perform
ance of tho big locomotive. It left
Pacific Junction with 2,800 tons be
hind It and stalled on the approach
to the big bridge, being unable to
handlo the loud up the Incline. The
switcher from this city was called
and went over and on the second ef
fort It pushed tho train over the
bridge. Tho engines are ecrtalnly
ugly enough and lack tho artistic
lines which the other Burlington en
glnes have but they certainly look
strong and powerful enough. It Is
said that tho failure of the engine to
handlo the load heblnd It was duo
to tho engineer not understanding
how to handlo the engine. It Is said
to require training In handling these
engines to make them do the work
but after this Is understood they cer
talnly do work some.
GuetttM of Mrs. IjehnhufT.
Mrs. F. D. Lehnhoff and daughter
Miss Tillie, had a number of relatives
and friends as their guests today, they
being called here by the death of the
late Conrad Schlater. The party
comprised Mrs. Henry Lehnhoff, W.
C. Frampton and wife, and' C. . C.
McPherson, all of Lincoln; John Os-
senkop and Mrs. Maggie Ossenkop
and Mrs. Ryhart of Louisville. Mrs.
Frampton and C. C. McPherson are
relatives of Mrs. Lehnhoff. They de
parted this afternoon for their sev
A Parly of Lincoln Tourists Get
Stuck in the Mud With Auto
From Tuesday's Dully
A party of Lincoln tourists passing
from Iowa to their home . through
this city yesterday had a humiliating
experience while trying to negotiate
the road from the ferry to the city
They came up the old road around
Rocky Point and when they turned
off into the bottom they found that
the rising river had bucked up over
the road, causing it to be too muddy
for the machine to plow through.
In consequence of this they stuck and
were hopelessly nil red In a very short
time. They tried many times vainly
to force the machine out of the mud
but it only settled back deeper In
the mire. Finally losing hop,' they
sent one of their number to the city
and the big team of Mc.Maken & Sons
was obtained and yanked the machine
out of tho hole it had gotten Into.
The party then started again to town
and got to the undergrade crossing of
the Burlington tracks when they
again fell down, the roadway being
muddy and slippery and the machine
being unable to get up the grade on
that account. Again equine power
was applied and the machine dragged
up to the street surface when they
did finally manage to get out of town
and on their way home. The machine
was a Bight when they finally got It
up to earth and the men not much
Letter. They cleaned up at a local
garage and departed for their home
bemoaning the vile roads of this local
A Thoroughbred Horse.
Several days since the Journal re
ferred to the fine stallion which
Henry Ilirz recently purchased and
which everyone who hus seen it, has
pronounced it to be as good an ani
mal ns ever was brought to Cass
county. It Is a pleasure now to print
the record of the animal and all per
sons versed In pedigrees will see at
a glance that the good words said
of the animal were not misplaced.
The record of the animal as given In
the certificate of the Percheron so
clety of America and the French
Percheron society Is as follows:
Percheron stallion, Galathus 72
279, Imported Nov. 1909, by E. L.
Hunbert, Corning, la.; recorded by
Percheron society of America No.
65,644; color bay star. Foaled March
29, 1906, bred by Mr. Dumans de
partment Loir et Cher. Sire, Ravls
sante (45,514) by Jules (37,987) by
Villers 13,169 (8081) by Brlard
5,317 (1,630) by Brilliant 1899,
(756), by Coco (714), by Viex Chas
lin (714) by Coco II (712) by Mlgnon
(715) by Jean Le Blane (739). Dam
Petite (49,991) by GrI Grl (14,302)
belonging to the French government
2nd Dam BIche (28,848) by Florent
(5,755), by Decide (4,569) belonging
to M. Vlnault. 3rd Dam Julie, belong
Ing to M. Burgoin.
This Is a pedigree which will com
pare' more than favorably with that
of any horse In the county and shows
that Mr. Ilirz is doing his best to
make tho breed of animals raised In
this county equal to any In tho covin
try. If other horsemen win put
In animals of ,the same high class
as this It will bo but a short time un
til Cass county will have a breed of
horses as good as any In the world.
(icorge Hansen Dead.
Wm. Hunter this morning received
word of tho death at Nehawka of
Georgo Hansen, a venerablo citizen of
that place and a gentleman well
known In this city and vicinity. Ho
had reached tho age of 82 years at
the time of his death. Arrangements
for tho funeral have not yet been com
pleted. Mrs. William Hunter of this
city will bo among those attending
the obsequies, going there tonight
Enrineer Campen Furnishes the
Figures Showing the Cost of
Mayor Sattler Is In receipt of the
approximate estimate of the civil en
gineer whom the city recently em
ployed to do tho work preliminary
to paving District No. 3. Engineer
Campen sends him a table of figures
to be followed later by a blue print
showing the grades, width of paving,
foundation, etc., on the proposed Im
provement. The estimate given by
the engineer shows tho total cost of
the proposed Improvement to be
$17,086.14, of which sum $12,835
will be prorated among tho property
owners of the district and $3,284 for
Intersection work. In addition the
engineer allows 6 per cent for en
gineering, Inspection, etc,, amounting
The estimate which will be laid
before the council at the next session
Is as follows:
Paving 5.6!)0 aq. yds. at
Curbing 2,100 lin. ft. at
Grading 1,000 cu. yds. at
There are 2,725 lin. ft. of curb in
he dtntrlet and I think that C25 lin.
, now in place can be utilized.
iving 1.51C sq. yards,
nt $2.00 $3,032
Curbing 2 SO lin. ft. nt
ruding 20 cu. yds. at
Oak Mender 152 lin. ft.
at .2 5 $3S
Total contract $16,119
Six per cent for engin
eering, etc., of $16,-
o46 2-3sq. yds. of paving and 272
lin. ft. of curb are opposite the post
These are the figures upon which
tho city and the property owners of
of the district can do their figuring
now, and they show what the engln
er believes to bo tho approximate
ost of the work. They are slightly
below what many had expected the
work to cost but are believed to be
fairly closo to what It will come
o. Considering the advantages which
the paving will be to the city, Is Is
a cheap piece of work and should b
pushed to completion.
From Monday's Dally
Judge Travis this afternoon held
a session of district court at which
he passed sentence upon a number
of offenders who wero arraigned and
plead guilty to different charges.
Arthur Brann plead guilty to the
chargo of stealing the teams of Fred
Creamer and Fred Lake from near
Wabash and received a sentence of
threo years in the penitentiary. He
took the sentence calmly and did not
seem to feel the effect of It as much
as his father or uncle. '
The two men who broko Into the
clothing store of Boono & Davis at
Weeping aWter received a sentence
of threo years In the penltntlary. Tho
men seemed to regard the sentence
as very Bevere but on fact which
doubtless Influenced the judge in
arriving at the length of sentence
was that the men had broken Into a
car on tho M. P. road at Manley In
addition to burglarizing the clothing
John Llsh plead guilty to having
sold liquor without a license at South
Bend and received a flno of $150, this
being suspended during good behav
Altogether in tho short time the
court was busy ho handed out Borne
solid chunks of Justice which caused
tho malefactors much grief.
Mr. Melsinger Improving.
Mrs. Emma Schaw was a passenger
this morning on the early Burling
ton train for Omaha where sho will
visit her Bister, Mrs. Melsinger at
the hospital In that city. Tho latter
lady was operated upon about one
week ago and Is reported to have been
getting along nicely. Her many good
friends will be glnd to learn that eho
Is doing bo nicely and trust that she
will speedily recover her usual good
health and be able to return homo
St. Jcwph'g Day.
Last Saturday was St. Joseph's day
and the members of the M. W. A.
band to the number of eighteen de
cided to observe the day by playing
melodies at the homes of a number
of their friends In the west end of
town, who answered to the name of
Joe. They visited some half dozen
places and played airs from about
nine o'clock In the evening until past
midnight when they were too exhaust
ed to proceed further and desisted.
The boys had a fine tiniff and wero
given royal receptions wherever they
went, at some places there being li
quid refreshments waiting them, at
others there was plenty of good truck
to eat and at still others there wan
coin in store to help the band treas
ury. The boys regard the name day
idea as a fine one and intend some
time In the future to repeat the per
formance. Chas. A. Erway, Brother of Mrs.
J. C. Peterson Passes Away.
DIED Erway, Charles A. late of 3833
Utlca. Funeral services will bo
held from Seventh Day Adventlst
church, comer Klamath and Elev
enth avenue, Friday at 10:3$ a. in.
Remains will bo sent to Curtis,
Neb., for Interment.
The above notlc received by Mrs.
I. ('. Petersen of thin city conveyed
o Her tln sad intelligence of the
leath of her brother, a gentleman for
some years a resident of this city and
well known here. Deceased had born
III for some little time but his death
amo rather unexpected and Mrs.
Petersen was quite unprepared for It.
It was her Intention to have gone to
lloldrege, Neb., for tho funeral but
the Information of tho death did not
reach her In time so that sho could.
Her many friends In this city extend
their deepest and most sincere sym
pathy to her In her bi reavement.
Deceased wus a man about fifty
yenrs of ago and during the timo he
lived In this city he was very popular
with all who knew him. He was an
upright, conscientious and worthy
man In every respect and those who
knew him have nothing but tho best
of words for him. lie left this city
some twenty years ago, moving to
Denver, where he has since resided.
Besides Mrs. el'tersen, his sister, ho
Is survived by a brother living in
the west. The funeral took place on
Saturday at Curtis, Neb.
Get a Move on You.
As spring Is now here, I deem it
my duty to call the attention of prop
erty owners throughout the city to
the necessity for denning up the
streets and alleys adjoining the prop
erty as well as cleaning your own
premises. The city has been very
fortunate in not having b'on visited
with contagious diseases or diseases
which becomo epidemic, as so many
of its neighbors have and It stands
the citizens In hand to keep the city
this way. In many of the streets and
alleys there are accumulations of re
fuse from the winter besides unsight
ly plies of ashes, tin enna, branches
of trees and the like and I would
ask each citizen to take steps to hav
all this removed. If the refuse can
not be burned then have It hauled
away to some dumping ground where
It can harm no one. If It is easier to
burn It than to haul it away, I would
suggest that bo done. I would es
pecially ask all to refrain from trim
ming trees and throwing the limbs la.
to the Btreeta where they will be
left and where they wash Into the
gutters and waterways and clog up
the natural drainage channels. Keep
tho streams and ditches open so that
the spring rains can flow off easily
and carry away the refuse which has
accumulated during the past six
months. A little care and attention
now will accomplish wonders toward
a clean city besides materially help
ing tho genernl health. Kindly help
tho city to keep clean and enjoy good,
health. John P. Sattler,
Mrs. John Clugey and little (laugh
ter spent today In Omaha making a
visit with Mr. Clugey , who Is la
that city looking over some grading
work for which ho has taken tho
contract. Mr. Clugey will' bo kept
busy In that city for several weeks
on tho work but his family will re
main In this city. He expects to load
his outfit for the work within a feir
DEATH AT HOLD
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