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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA. MONDAY MAY 00, 1910
PLAIIS FOR BEAUTIFUL F
IIKS OF THE nURI RIVER
Attorney A. L. Tidd Has Project for State Park on the Magnificent
Bluffs Along the River.
Attorney A. L. Tidd of this city,
who has taken quite an interest In
the upbuilding of the city and its
industries and whose work as a mem
ber of the commercial club has been
very worthy, has evolved a scheme
which will be of great Interest to
Nebraska. While locally, of a great
deal of Importance, the scheme is
one in which the entire state is in
terested. It is one of the highly)
commendable moves which have so
recently taken a strong hold on the
people throughout the entire coun
try, regarding pleasure grounds. He
belives in the idea recently advocat
ed by Governor Folk of Missouri for
And he is firmly of the opinion
that there is no better place in the
state of Nebraska than the high
bluff3 lying south of this city and
bordering upon the old Muddy. The
Idea which Mr. Tidd has is that these
fine, wooded blues which tower into
the air several hundred feet from the
water's edge and are covered with
heavy timber, could be easily con
verted into one of these fine pleasure
grounds the state could boast of.
And anyone who has ever seen this
strip of country will agree with him.
There is no prettier spot in Ne
braska than lies south of the big
Burlington bridge, and extends down
to and including the bold, Imposing
cliff a mile to the south. The steep
bluffs with their precipitous sides
looming aloft from the yellow waters
of the Missouri, have long been a
striking view to the traveller from
the east who gets his first glimpse
of Nebraska from the Iowa side as
his train crosses the bridge. The
grand natural scenery which is pre
sented by these hills and bluffs has
always excited comment and it al-
ways will upon the wild beauty which
Mr. Tidd believes that at small
expense comparatively.several thous
and acres of these bluffs could be
purchased by the state and converted
into a pleasure ground for the peo
ple of Nebraska. There would be
pome work required to make them
ideal grounds for the people to gath
er at and enjoy their leisure mo
ments. The woods are there now
native trees of many varities from
the stately oak and elm and walnut
to the pretty dogwood with its beau
tiful and entracing bloom of red, all
waiting for the landscape gardener
to come along and do his share. The
test of days, lie close at hand near
test of days, lie close at hand neer
ing but a magic touch of the wand
It FIRST DIS-
5T C ME III
Of Cass County Sunday School
Association at Cedar Creek
of the landscape artist to be trans
ferred into bowers of lovliness.
Sites where artificial lakes might
easily be erected with their boat
houses and pavillions in the back
ground, and their waters teeming
with the gamiest of fish, are in evi
dence everywhere, and, in fact,
everythingwhlch nature provides to
make man a pleasure ground is
And then there is the grand view
which these hilla afford. On the
north there is Council Bluffs and
Fairmount park, and its neighbor
Omaha, all in full view, the wide
open expanse of the Missouri river
bottom with the broad, yellow
stream flowing through it3 bosom,
rolls in the majestic sweep down to
the south until it is lost in the blue
haze of the hills of Northwest Mis
souri. Hamburg, and the smaller
towns in the Iowa bottoms lie in
plain view like little hives of bees In
the peaceful valley, while along the
whole eastern rim of the horizon are
the splendid Iowa hills. There Is
no granded view in the west than
can be seen from the tall bluffs south
of this city, and no better play
ground for the people was ever laid
out than this.
The plan which Mr. Tidd proposes
is for the state to acquire these
bluffs, park them, gravel drives made
through them and erect the many
little pavillions and lakes and ponds
needed. Then throw the park open
to the public under the least possible
restrictions as a public playground.
This can be done at a sum trifling
in amount, considering the immense
benefits to be derived. The legis'
lature at its next session could and
should appropriate a sum to pur
chase the site and then as needed
such Bums as would put the park
into proper 6hape. The location of
the site is a strong argument in its
favor. It lies In the most acces
sible part of the state from the big
counties, with Omaha, Lincoln, Ne
braska City, Falls City, Beatrice
Columbus, Plattsmouth, Grand Is
land and many other of the larger
cities within a few hours ride and it
would afford a most delightful place
for their thousands.
There should and probably will
be steps taken toward giving the idea
a boost, and an organization affected
for the purpose of getting this mat
ter before the next legislature In
proper form and getting it under
headway. The site is here, the land
is cheap and there is every reason
why Nebraska should have a state
playground just as suggested.
An Old Friend in Town.
From Friday's Dally.
The Journal was pleased this
morning to receive a pleasant call
from its old friend Milton Moore of
Murdock who was called to town by
some business matters. Milton has
been one of the paper's standbys for
years ana ne J? always a welcome
caller and one who is sure of the
glad hand here- He is one of Cass
county's best, and most upright citi
zens and has a host of friends In
this city and, in fact, throughout
the county. He states that In all his
thirty-four years of life in this coun
try, he never did see such a spring
as this is. His sons near Murdock
have a considerable acreage in corn
but it is doing very poorly and will
not make half a stand as he believes.
The wet, cold weather is having a
disastrous effect and he looks for a
shortage in the corn crop of the
year. He recently returned from
Boone county where he is interested
in land and where he has some sons
living and he states that conditions
there are superior to here. The corn
Ib making a better growth and the
stand is much heavier and better.
He hopes for some warm, seasonable
weather very soon While here Mr.
Moore renewed his subscription to
the Journal and when he moves to
Boone county which ho expects to
do some time in the near future, it
will follow him there. The loss of
a good man like Mr. Moore Is a dis
tinct one on the community and
should he leave as he now expectB,
his removal will be hailed with gen
He Has a Good Stand.
From Friday's Dally.
J. A. Doughty, the well Known
citizen from near Nehawka, came up
this morning from his home to take
the morning Burlington train for
Omaha from this city where he has
some business matters needing at
tentlon. Mr. Doughty made a good
drive from his home covering the dls
tance of sixteen miles in two hours,
He found It was quite damp out, a
heavy shower coming up Just after
he left home. He reports the rain
considerably heavier south of here
between here and his home. Like
most of the farmers, Mr. Doughty
states that the weather is having a
bad effect on growing crops, the
continued cold keeping corn back and
the damp weather causing damage
from cut worms. He is more for
tunate than most of his neighbors as
he has a good stand of corn and will
not have to plant over again. Ma
Doughty is a particular friend of the
Journal and is always a welcome visi
tor here when in the city.
In Cupid's Not. .
A marriage license wati issued this
morning from the county Judge's of
fice to J. Sabatka, aged 22, and Miss
Antonla Karvonek, aged 24 of this
city. The young people will be mar
ried on next Tuesday. They both
live here and are qulto well known
In the city, the groom having been
born and raised here. They have
many tooh friends in this city and
vicinity who will be pleased to hear
of their matrimonial venture and
who extend them their best wishes.
From Friday's Dally.
The annual convention of the First
District Sunday School association
held yesterday at Cedar Creek was
one of the most successful meetings
of its kind held in the county. This
was the third of the conventions,
the county being divided Into three
districts and the conventions of the
second and third districts having
been held before this. The attend
ance yesterday was flattering in the
extereme and greatly encouraged the
officers of the organization. The
conditions at Cedar Creek were also
pronounced to be in excellent condi
tion and the meeting was greatly
surprised at the developmnt which
th Sunday school at that place had
made In the short time since its
formation. This school under the
superintendency of Mrs. Ault has
brilliant prospects before It for de
velopment and for becoming an ef
fective Instrument for propogating
There were two sessions of the
convention held yesterday and at
each the church was filled with In
terested auditors. There were sev
eral officers of the county associa
tion present including Hon. C. E,
Noyes, president; C. C. Wescott, vice
president; Rev. C. A. Burdick of Ne
hawka, editor of the Religious Field
Glass, the official organ of the or
ganizatlon, James Stander of Louis
ville and a number of other prom
The several sessions included a
few speeches by Rev. Burdick, Rev.
YV. L. Austin of this city; Rev. G. M.
Jones of Louisville and C. E. Noyes
also of Louisville, all of whom high
ly complimented the meeting on Its
size and also upon the enthusiasm
which was displayed at the gather
ing. The speeches were able and
full of good advice and counsel for
those who wanted to promote the
welfare of the organization.
There was an excellent program
furnished the gathering, all of the
numbers of which were greatly en-
Joyed by those in attendance.
Misses Bertha Jackson and Hazel
Tiiey rendered a fine duet which was
pleasing to the large crowd and well
worthy of their efforts. Miss Mil
dred Cook of this city, a most fin
ished violinist, greatly pleased those
in attendance with a fine violin solo.
Miss Cook Is one of the best players
in the county and her work yester
day was of her best quality. Don
C. York gave the gathering two fine
bass solos which more than pleased
the audience and which were of his
usual high grade.
The convention also elected of
fleers for the ensuing year who were
Assistant Supt. Lloyd Lewis.
Secretary Miss Minie Fry.
Treasurer V. T. Richardson.
Teachers' Training Mrs. Ault.
Elementary Miss Metzgen.
Intermediate Errett Thomason.
Home A. ,M. Holmes.
Pastor'B Training W. O. Harrold.
Temperance K. L. Kniss.
Missionary Mrs. A. A. Wetcn-
Visitation Wk T. Adams.
The gathering enjoyed a fine pic
nlc dinner at the Newell lake near
Cedar Creek but had no opportunity
to Indulge in fishing as their time
was too much taken up. The cool
Bhady park made a delightful place
for a nice dinner, however, and it
was greatly enjoyed by all. The
ladies of Cedar Creek furnished a
very fine supper for the delegates
and visitors, the hall being the place
of the gathering and a long table
being set down thrown the center.
This table was surmounted by
mighty fine dinner, the good women
having cooked up everything In tho
land for the benefit of their guests
and they certainly made them enjoy
themselves. The tables were also
handsomely decorated and presented
an appctlzlnfl sight.
Plattsmouth furnished a large con
tingent for tho gathering, they driv
ing out in the morning and returning
during tho late evening. Among
them were Mesdames C. M. Foster
Frank Gobelman, Albert Funk, Julius
M. Hall, Misses Mildred Cook, Amy
Cook, Hazel Tuey, Bertha Jackson,
Minnie Fry, Margaret Mapes, Messrs.
Rev. V. L. Austin, C. C. Wescott,
Don York, JameB Smith, Robert New
ell, JesBe Perry, Guy Adams, Everett
A line Hun. Chronicles of Joe Howe. All Through Train to be Electric
Postmaster Gus Hyers of Havelock This is part of the chronicles of Lighted.
and family, Miss Selma Bilson and Joe Bowe. Joe in his day was some In the history of American rail
Miss Leta Currie have returned from man. By occupation he was the roadlng no such extensive and costly
an automobile trip to Holt county, famous drawer of stone so eloquent- Improvement of coach lighting haa
Mr. Hyers says the crops look good ly mentioned by the poet and day by ever been attempted up to this time
and that road conditions are excel- day and hour by hour he toiled and as that which will be made effective
lent. During the afternoon jester- sweat and sweat and tolled in the by the Burlington Route the first of
day Mi. Hyers made a good run from stone quarries which abound in and June.
Shelby, Neb., to Havelock, covering about Bigelow, Mo. And when there On that date all of Us through
the seventy-eight miles via Seward came a pay day Joe took down a trains will be electric lighted from
In four hours and fifty-five minutes, goodly sum In shekels yclept coin of locomotive headlight to observation
Mr. Hyers made a study of speed the realm worth sundry beers and platform. The most efficient electric
while on this run and now announces liquors at any well regulated bar, lighting Bjstera yet devised has been
that a jackrabbit doing a fast stunt and forthwith he hied himself where adopted, namely, the dynamo system.
travels about thirty-five miles an the Budwelser or the Krugwelser or With this system there is Installed in
hour and that a common rabbit runs the Gundweiser or the Sehlltzweiser the baggage car of each train a high
about ten miles Blower. or some other old wesier flowed and power dynamo which supplies the
proceeded to fill his Inward arrange- current for the entire train. Ordl-
ment with much suds. And one day narlly when the dynamo car is de
there came to him great visions of a tached, there is a distinct dimming of
change of base. He had heard afar the lights, but under the dynamo sys-
of Cedar Creek on the banks of the tern not only is enough current geuer-
yellow Platte and straightway he de- ated to light the train when it is in
cided Cedar Creek for his. So comes motion or standing still, but enough
he into the life of this hustling, bus- surplus current is stored in each lndi
tllng burg and when he stepped from vidual car to brilliantly light it for
Success in Kansas Land When the train he had shekels in his pock- several hours without any direct cur-
eta all the same tho young woman rent from the dynamo. This In it
had rings on her fingers and bells self Is a big improvement over other
Who is there in western Kansas on her toes, and he Boon finds where- syntenis of car lighting.
Push and Energy Prevail.
that does not know W. P. Harman
and his success there? Notice what
Mr. Harman has done in western
Kansas in the last twelve years. Mr.
at he can exchange his shekels for To inaugurate this service it has
beer and red eye and this does he I boon necessary to entirely re-equlp,
do and he does it untl a large, lumln- electrically, 72 complete trains, for
ous Jag encompassed and surrounded the Burlinton's through trains not
him all about and within and with- only roach all the cities of the middle
Harman moved from Lincoln county, out and he was fain to lie down In west, but also the Pacific Coast. In
Kansas, to Trego and commenced hla the publlc Btrccts aml M hlmself bo addition, practically the entire pas-
run over Dy tne automobiles ami senger equipment or tne railroad, ln-
dlrty all the nice new machinery up. eluding locomotives, baggage cars.
ing twelve years ago. His assets at gfralghtway comes the police- nin.ll cars, coaches, chair cars, dining
the time consisted of a large family; man and throws him in where he cars, sleeping cars and observation
one Bingle team of horses; 2 cows and cn slumber through the night. And cars has also had to be entirely re-
nnn ,r hrr.,i mm. with fh tllls morning he waa haled before quipped for lcetric lighting, and at
y J KJ J J uvi 1 V " 111 it av v.- 1 1
judge Arcner wno sizcin mm up anu very large eypense.
then heareth his pondiction upon Another very Important feature
booze. Whereat tho land one not found on any other rail-
Judge marveled greatly that one road is the exclusive train electrician,
should be bo keen in his remarks and which each one of these electrically
yet bo Bhort in Judgment as to ton- lighted through trains carries. Tho
nage and he assessed Jos. one simo- train electrician Is an electrical cx-
leon and costs for hla poor Judgment pert who travels with the train from
money he purchased 160 acres of
Innd In tho Smokv Hill country and
went to work. The three virtues of Plattsmouth
Industry, frugality and economy wero
his household Gods. The best Here
ford cattle In the west were always
to be found In his herds. He raised
nnlv thA host of ovorvthlnir lnrlndlner
hogs, mules and grain and all proved and J9 maketh greRt hwl d start to destination and whoso duty It
uig uiiu uig uuiu ue mm ueiore ye is 10 see iiiai me eiecuic naming sys-
court one half the sum wanted. Item Is kept in perfect working opcr-
Whereup the court credited him with atlon all the time. It Is also his duty
said sum which was all to be got, and to look after the proper ventilation of
then set hhn on his way to Cedar the train and see that It Is properly
Creek rejoicing and much glad that boated; that it does not become too
he was alive. And here we will cold by night or too warm by day.
have our hero once more among his The Burlington Is also tho only
money manors. During me pasi t
years his annual crop of grain was
never less than 15,000 bushels. But
busy and prosperous man that he
was, he never let pasa an opportunity
to "Boost Western Kansas." Many
are the settler's all sturdy farm
ers, brought there by his efforts. He
also claims that any young man with
energy and push will win his way
to success on the fertile prairies of
Trego and Ness and other western
counties. The future growth andpros
perity he claims, no man can over
calculate. With rich Boll and low
prices, he advises every young man
that wants to "get back to nature"
to first see the fertile fields of west
ern Kansas but he says the new
comer must adopt himself to the
land and the surroundings.
Mr. Harman has just made the
crowning deal of his career. He
has accumulated farm after farm
until his holding now amount to
3,000 acres of the most fertile land
the sun ever shone on. He informs
us that he baa just traded 2,240
acres of hla Smoky Hill ranch for
Income property In Kansas City, Mis
souri, valued at $80,000. Last fall
be Bold a full section for $10,000 be
rocka and again making crushed rock
for the people.
Kpworth League Mooting.
The May meeting of the Epworth
league was held last evening at the trie lighted.
railroad in the country which has a
completely electric lighted Suburban
passenger train service of any size,
all of its suburban trains, of which
there are 60 odd, being dynamo elec-
home of Sol Adamson, at the corner
of Seventh street and Washington
avenue, the hosts for the occasion
being Mrs. Bertha Todd and Mr.
Clyde Adamson. The evening was
With this great improvement, tho
Burlington Route, which already Is
unexcelled in its equipment, dining
car service, regularity with which Its
trains run "on time," and complete
one of the most pleasant ever spent block signal equipment will have pas
by the league in Its existence. For senger service as nearly perfect in all
the occasion the palatial home of details as it la possible to make It.
Mr. Adamson had been splendidly
prepared and no pains were spared
to make the guests feel at home.
There was a great deal of busi
ness transacted at the meeting in
cluding the addition of nine new
members to the league There was
also an interesting and quite Inform
al program given which was greatly
enjoyed by all. In addition to this
Charles Grimes of the Journal is
in receipt of a marked Centennial
anniversary edition of the San Ber
nardino (Cal.) Sun, the compli
ments of James Patterson, formerly
of this city but now located in that
flourishing California city. The
paper is a very excellent one and Is
filled to the brim with wrltpnns of
sides these properties, he has other th.e nectln8 held Ua annual e,eCtlon San Bernardino and Its vicinity which
holdings in eastern Kansas and an
orange and fig farm In Texas and
other numerous holdings. We think
this is going some and no one will
begrudge Mr. Harman the success
that has awaited upon his efforts
and indomitable preservreance.
Any young man can travel the
same road and the same success will
surely await upon him at the end.
Mr. Harmon informs us that he
has moved to Kansas City to edu
cate his children and look after his
business Interests and will bo asso
dated with T. J. Letchworth & Co.,
1120 Bank of Commerce building,
the hustling real estate firm that
made the deal on hiB Trego county
of officers, the following named be;
Ing chosen for the ensuing year:
President E. H. Wescott.
First Vice President Miss Leona
Second Vice President Mrs. F.
Third Vice President Miss Edna
Fourth Vice President Miss Alice
Secretary Andrew Moore.
Treasurer George Hall.
Organist Miss Hazel Tuey.
Cholrister Don C. York.
Doorkeeper George Becker.
Is a telling testimonial of the rapid
growth and progress being made at
that place. That city has just fin
ished a week's celebration of the
founding of the city and the edition
now at hand has many cuts of the
decorations, parades and the like
which shows it to have been a stu
pendous affair far better that many
cities several times the size of San
Bernardino. There is an advertise
ment of Mr. Patterson's bank In the
paper and it is shown to be one of
the strong and stable financial in
stitutions of the city. It is capital
ized at $100,000 and has a surplus of
$50,000. The many friends of Mr.
Usher George Morrison.
The June meeting takes place on P.ttm. ... tll,s plfv ho r.aA tn
ranch. Mr. Harman will have charge the thlrd Frl,,ay ,n the rnon,h with note his evident prosperity and he
of the farm department and extends MlB8 Lil1lnn Thompson. hnH U)elr bpst w8ne8 for a long C(m.
a most cordial Invitation to all his Taken to tho Asylum. tinuance of the same,
old friends and neighbors to make Deputy Sheriff Manepeaker this
his office their headquarters while morning departed for Lincoln, having To Visit Old lloho.
in Kansas City. in charge Vernle Kiser the young Col. Frank Efficacious Green of
We are all sorry to lose Brother man who is being returned to the the Lincoln Evening News Is due to
Harmon from western Kansas but asylum at that point. During his arrive In the city today or tomorrow
our Iobb is Kansas City's gain. previous time at the institution ho morning. A card to Charles Grimes
It does one good to chronicle the had made remarkable progress to- this morning announced the probablo
craving of sustained efforts and bo ward recovery and Is now In much advent of the Col., besides whose
Brother Harmon "hero's to your belter shapo than when he entered presence the late Halley's comet will
good health and your family and It. It Is believed and expected that look small and Insignificant. Ills
may you live long and prosper." he will have entirely recovered after many friends will prepare a big,
Hall and Farewell. another term there. large, royal blue welcome for him
and hope to make his stay a pleasant
MIbs Helen Ottersteln returned Mrs. Anna Miller of Fort Crook, as possible.
this morning from Lincoln where Neb., is spending tho day in the city,
she has been undergoing treatment coming down from her home to at- "Ed. Tritsch and wife drove in thu
at a sanitarium, after spending sev- tend the graduating exercises tonight, morninff from tholr hom wst nr
eral days in the city with her father, She is the guest of her Bister, Mrs. the city and were passengers on the
vviinam utterstein. Miss Minnie Kate Oliver and Is especially Inter- morning Burlington train for Om
Prles accompanied her for several csted la the graduation of Miss Ger-jaha where they will snend the div
days. ( trude Morgan. I with fronds
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