The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 25, 1910, Image 1

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Many Items Reproduced From First ssue of Great Interest to
Old Settlers of This Locality.
Today's Lincoln Journal Is a most
Interesting number being the fortieth
anniversary number. It contains a
great deal of interesting Information
of early days which is most entertain
ing and instructive and which will be
persued by old settlers with much in
terest. A glance over the table of
contents of the first number show
the importance which Plattsmouth
and Cass county had in the state in
the year 1870. The management of
the Journal is to be congratulated
upon its showing and the prosperity
which has followed in its wake ever
since its foundation. Founded in
1867 as the "Nebraska Common
wealth" it was change to the "Ne
braska State Journal" on June 20,
1870, and has since gone under tnat
ame. Among the many Interesting
items reproduced is the following:
"In thirty days the ferry will be
plying across the Platte at Cedar
Island conveying passengers from the
B. & M. R. R. to the Omaha &
Southern depot. The ferry is tem
porary and a bridge will be built
across the Platte by the two roads,
obliterating the trouble and deceptive
stream from the minds of travelers
and 'politicians."
One of the notices on the editorial
page may be interesting to present
day politicians:
Republican State Convention.
A Republican State Convention will
be held In the city of Lincoln, on
Wednesday, the 10th day of August,
1870, at ten o'clock a. m., for the
purpose of placing in nomination one
candidate for congress, one candidate
for Member of Congress, contingent,
candidates for Governor, Secretary of
State, Treasurer, Superintendent of
Public Instruction, State Prison In
spector, and Attorney General, and
for the transaction of such other
business as may be properly come
before the Convention. The Dele
gates from each Judicial District will
nominate a suitable person for Dis
tric Attorney for their respective dis
Robert W. Sherwood Delighted
With the Meeting
Robert W. Sherwood was one of
the live wires of the city who at
tended the ad men's convention in
Omaha and who returned Wednes
day. He had a magnificent time and
states that the merchant who failed
to take in that convention missed the
treat of his life. He found that
there was a wealth of information to
be gleaned from the different ad
dresses ' ' delivered by the strong
speakers present and the advertis
ing business was viewed from many
different points. He received many
ideas which he intends to put into
practical operation, and on the
whole, considers that the visit to the
convention was something worth the
while. He could not, of course, take
in all the different entertainments
afforded the visiting guests by the
city of Omaha for they were very
many In number and varied to suit
the tastes of the public but he did
enjoy a fine automobile ride over
the forty odd miles of paved streets
which the city boasts and saw the
best part of the city. The convention
he considers a great gathering, and
one whose benefit to Omaha and this
region cannot be over estimated. The
visitors In the city seemed to thor
oughly enjoy the hospitality of Om
aha and were loud in their praise
of the entertainment afforded them.
He mentioned a number of the large
cities which were represented there
with monster delegations and they
were delegations composed of the
biggest business men of the United
States. .
Mrs. John S. Hall and daughter and
Oscar Wilson formed a party who
were passengers this morning for
Omaha where they will spend the
The counties are entitled to dele
gates in the Convention as follows:
Buffalo 1 Lancaster ....5
Burt 4 Lincoln . ; 1
Butler 1 Madison 1
Cedar 2 Merrick 1
Cuming ......2 Nemaha li
Cass '. .9 Otoe 11
Colfax 1 Platte 3
Dakota 2 Pawnee 6
Dixon 2 Pierce 1
Dodge 5 Richardson ..10
Douglas 20 Sarpy 4
Gage 4 Stanton 1
Hall 3 Saline 1
Hamilton 1 Saunders 3
Jefferson 2 Seward 3
Johnson 4 Washington ... 6
Kearney 1 York 1
L'Eau .qui .... .
Court M Total ..134
It is to be hoped every county will
be fully represented, as it is all im
portant that good men be selected for
the various offices, and; that har
mony prevail in' their selection.
By order of the Committee.
Plattsmouth, May 27, 1870.
Secretary Kenard left for Platts
mouth this morning.
Vallerys, Ruffner & Minshall have
charactered a car, and will send out
the first car load of wheat from Lin
coln. A good time for it, it will ar
rive at Chicago upon a rising market.
It. & M. Time Card
Trains going west run
in 1870.
as follows:
Train No.' 3.
Leaves. Train No. 1.
Plattsmouth 10.00 A. M.
Omaha Juct. 10.35 "
Louisville 11.10 "
South Eend, 11.20 "
Arives Ashland, 11.30 p.
Leaves. Train. No. 2
5.00 P. M.
5.35 "
6.10 "
6.30 "
m., 7.00 "
Train No. 4,
, 7.00 A. M.
7.35 "
7.55 "
8.20 "
9.00 "
Ashland, 2.15 P. M
South Bend 2.50 "
Louisville, 3.10 "
Omaha Juct 3.45 "
Arrives Platts. 4.15 "
Crops in Xonh (Jood.
From Friday's Dally.
Adolph Stietweisser who has been
in the city for the past week mak
ing a visit with his brother Herman,
departed this morning for Omaha,
from which city he expects to return
to his home in the western part of
the state. Mr. Strietwelsser Is lo
cated in the famous Loup velley,
some forty miles northeast of North
Platte and he has been doing splen
didly since h.s removal to that place.
He has a nice farm and has raised
an abundance of crops during the
years he has been in that section.
This year there has been plenty of
rain throughout that section and the
prospects are as good as could be
asked. The Loup valley In Mr.
Strietwelsser s opinion will produce
a record breaking crop of corn while
small grain did exceedingly well. Mr.
Strietwelsser and nis wife were call
ed to this locality by the Illness of
an aunt of Mrs. Strietwelsser living
In Omaha, her condition being criti
cal. Since their arrival, however,
there has been a marked change for
the better in the lady's condition
and it is thought they may be able to
return home. It Is several years
since Mr. Strietwelsser visited this
city and his many frinds here were
very glad to meet him. He form
erly was an employe of the Bur
lington in this city and a most esti
mable citizen.
Visits Fi-om Brother.
From Friday's Pally.
Leslie Abbott, a brother of R. J.
Abbott of the Plattsmouth Steam
laundry, spent Saturday and Sunday
with him, coming up from his home
at Concordia, Kas. Mr. Abbott re
cently disposed of his laundry busi
ness at Concordia and is now mov
ing to Oklahoma City where he In
tends to open a dry goods store. Dur
ing the time he was located In Con
cordia, Mr. Abbott enjoyed a good
business and had accumulated quite
a sum of money In the work. He
had an enjoyable time during his
brief visit here and his brother was
much pleased to have him pay him
a call. He departed for his new
home on Monday.
Races at XetraM;si City,
Neorasua City, Nth., July 20.-
The second day of the big race meet !
here this afternoon was a grand suc
cess and a large crowd was present
to enjoy the races. The track was
speedy and the horsemen seemed
anxious to give their horses a mark
ing. The weather was cool and a
little cloudy. In the 2:20 pace race
there were twelve entries with eight
to go and Young Adella owned by
Jet of Oklahoma won easily with
Brother Will, owned by R. II. Brown
of Sioux City, S. D., a close second.
In this race and in the third heat
the horses became mixed up close
to the start and the sulky of P. D.
Ely of Maquoketa, la., who was driv
ing his own horse, had a wheel brok
en and he and his horse were thrown
before four other horses going at
at 2:12 clip. C. L. Deryder of
Pleasanton, Cal., passed 'over Jthe
man and horse breaking the sulky
and Ely escaped with a scalp wound
and Deryder with a broken ankle.
In the 2:15 trot Col. Axycone,
owned by Mr. Wallace of Weden, la.,
broke the state record, making a
mile In 2:124. Mr. Wallace drove
five heats to decide. The heats were
fast to start with but became slow
er towards the close of the race. In
the 2:30 pacing race there .wqre
twenty-six entries. Only twelve of
the horses started. Four of them
were distanced in the first heat.
Lucyone, a brown mare owned by H.
H. Brown of Parsons, Kas., won in
three straight heats with Billy Llnke,
a brown gelding owned by P. H. AI
brlng of Winfleld, Kas., a close sec
ond. In the running race one mile
dash, purse $100, Lady Beaugard
won In 1:41 with Burlington a dose
Tommorw la Nebraska City day
and seventeen horses are entered in
the 2:15 pace. Ten horses entered
in the three-year-old pace, and thir
teen horses entered In the 2:22 trot.
Friday is another big day and the
program Is as large with as many
entries as for Thursday.
Departs for Her Home.
Mrs. Millie D. AVorth of Seattle,
Wash., who has been In the city for
the past three weeks making a visit
with her mother, Mrs. Mary E.
Thompson and her brother, J. E.
Thompson and wife, departed this
morning for her home. She was ac
companied by her mother and broth
er and wife and their son Glenn, as
far as Omaha on her return trip.
Mrs. Worth is a dramatic reader and
artist of considerable note on the
Pacific coast and, together with her
daughter, is constantly in receipt of
engagements which prevents her tak
ing a more extended vacation. She
expressed the deepest regret at hav
ing to return so soon and her In
ability to get to see her many good
friends in this city. She formerly
lived here for a number of years and
is quite well known to many of the
people of the city. Her visit to her
mother was the first she has made
in twenty years and the latter was
much affected when the time came
for her daughter to return to her far
western home. The visit during the
brief time It lasted was a most en
joyable one for all.
More Improvements.
U. M. Schlaes of the Majestic thea
ter departed this morning for Om
aha where he goes to secure some fur
niture and accoutrements for the
theater. Mr. Schlaes intends to make
the Majestic a real theater In fact,
as well as In name and he contem
plates making some extensive im
provements which will carry out this
idea. With this end In view he in
tends to furnish the house through
out with opera chairs and will make
thre purchase of them today. He ex
pects to put in not less than three
hundred chairs at the start and to
see If the public appreciates his en
terprise. These will be a vast Im
provement over the ordinary camp
chair which Is In the house at pres
ent, being mucn more comfortable
and convenient. In addition, ho In
tends to Install a fine electric piano
which will be as good as money can
buy. These are only a portion of the
improvements which he contemplates
but they are In line with the general
policy which he has adopted and
which he means to carry out if the
public favors him with the patronage
the house deserves. It Is believed
that his enterprise will be duly ap
preciated and that he will find a
good crowd at each night's perform
Mrs. S. T. Dean departed on the
afternoon train for LaPlatte where
she will make a visit with her par
fnt. fjpnrifo Wall and wit tnr a
short time.
Threatens to Prosecute Sheriff
Quinton for His Detention.
The young man whom Sheriff
Quinton took into custody on sus
picion of being a horse thief turns
out to have been Impounded upon
pretty good grounds. Ills name Is
Dorrlngton and he comes from the
country below Falls City where he
'vas living with his father. Sheriff
Muinton yesterday after discovering
t.1e suspicious circumstances sur
rounding the boy and the horse he
had with him, put in his time ask
ing the boy questious and finally se
cured from him a story as to where
he lived and who his folks were. He
then called up tne young man's fath
er over the telephone and learned
that Dorrlngton and his father had
some little trouble between them and
that the young man drew a revolver
upon his father and compelled him
to ct him ride off on the horse which
had excited the sheriff's suspicions.
The father In the talk with Sher
iff Quinton expressed himself as be
ing satisfied to let the son have the
horse If he would take It and keep
away from him. He didn't want him
to come back under any conditions.
The saddle 'which was on the horse,
the sheriff found on Investigation,
belonged to another man living down
In that country and he is holding it
for the owner to claim. The young
man was highly indignant when the
sheriff took him into custody and
stated that he intended to prosecute
him to a finish and that ? 10,000
in good, hard coin of the realm
would look good to him as the meas
ure of damages which he should
have. This some puzzled the Bheriff
who really did not believe he owed
any such a sum for acting upon his
suspicions and he suggested that the
young man secure a lawyer and start
seething forthwith. The sheriff to
show his good-heartedness toward
Dorrlngton kindly suggested the
names of several attorneys who
would fall all over themselves in this
case but so far the suit has not been
commenced. The young man, as
one of the grounds for mulcting the
sheriff, stated he was due In Lead,
S. D., in a few days to enter some
running races and that his profes
sion as a jockey would suffer most
severely if he was not there prompt
ly on the dot. The sheriff was some
hard-hearted and could not see his
way clear to pay the damages occa
sioned by the loss of the, star rider
from the Lead course
There will probably be no prose
cution of Dorrlngton and he will be
allowed to wend his way in peace
after the saddle has been restored
to the proper owner as his father
does not care to raise merry hades
with the man for displaying his fire
arms and taking the horse by force.
I'lsli Commissioner In Town.
W. J. O Ilrten, state fish com
missioner, was In the city yesterday
for a few hours, coming down from
the north. Mr. O'Brien Btates that
the dry bolt in the state is confined
to a small portion of the state and
that it extends from about this city
north as far as Fremont, being
something In the shape of a crescent.
Mr. O'Brien returned a few days
since from a trip to northwestern
Nebraska along the line of the Elk
Horn road and he reports that the
country throughout that region Is In
good shape and that they have every
promise of a great crop of grain of
various kinds. Ho states that mat
ters at the fishers are moving along
smoothly and that there Is nothing
out of the ordinary occurring there.
Mr. O'Brien departed on train No.
22 for the north.
Humeri liy Hot Water.
Louis Jiran last Saturday received
a severe burn which has caused him
considerable trouble and which has
necessitated his laying off from his
work at the shops. While taking a
kettle of hot water off the stove at
his home, the kettle was accidental
ly turned over and the hot water
flowed In a Ktream over the right
knee and foot of Mr. Jlran. The
foot was severely burned and has
given him quite a bit of trouble. The
many friends of Mr. Jlran In the
city trust that his Injuries are not
serious and that he may Boon be able
to be himself and back at his work
with the Burlington.
L. R. Upton, the Union hardware
merchant, Is spending the morning In
the city, driving up from bis home.
Only Three Persons Refuse to
Petition Sent to Attorney General Thompson
Manager T. H. Pollock of the
Mattsmouth Telephone company has!
forwarded to Attorney General W. T.
Thompson the petition spoken of a'
few days ago in the Journal, asking'
that he have the restraining order
granted the state against the Bell
Telephone company and its officials
and the Plattsmouth Telephone com
pany and Its officials modified. The
petition was very generally signed
there being but three refusing to
sign it out of the entire number to
whom it was presented. This Is a
remarkable showing and Indicates
that the public appreciates the bene
fit of the connection. The three
who refused to sign the petition did
so upon personal grounds largely and
not because they had any objection
to the petition itself.
The petition was circulated among
the country exchanges of the Plats
mouth company where there was no
competition with the Bell people and
there it met with a more than heBrty
reception. The people of the many
Independent exchanges throughout
the county were quick to appreciate
the fact that the new departure
meant a larger and better service for
them and a greater ease In reach
ing wholesale houses of the cities and
they lined up squarely In Its favor.
The result In the country was most
gratifying to Mr. Pollock and shows
that his policy and his business me
thods are appreciated and that the
people realize that they are securing
a vast Improvement In the service
especially as relates to toll business.
The petition as set forth In the
Journal several days since recites the
fact of the granting of the restrain
ing order and that connection be
tween the Bell lines and the Platts
mouth company had been made be
fore the order was entered by the su
preme court. It also sets forth that
as matters stand without the Bell
service the patrons of the Plafts
niouli company are deprived of long
distance service to Chicago, St.
Louis, and other wholesale centers
and that they are deprived of a serv
ice to a large part of Nebraska lying
out in the central and western part
of the state. The service would all
be subject to the command of the
I'lnttsmouth Telephone companys pa
trons, provided connection with the
Bell company could be maintained
and the attorney general Is asked to
make this modification In the re
straining order which was granted
the state.
The history of the litigation is
well known to Cass county people.
The first move made In the game
was the announcement made exclu
sively In the Journal that control of
Spend Delightful livening.
From Friday's Dally.
The Christian Endeavor society of
the Presbyterian church held a' most
enjoyable social meeting at the splen
did home of Mr. anil Mrs. W. H
Newell last evening. There were a
largo number In attendance, especial
ly the older people, which very much
pleased those In charge. Tho ele
gant porch of the Newell home was
lighted with lanterns and made cozy
with porch swings, easy chairs and
the like and Japanese lanterns were
strung about the lawn. For the oc
casion Mrs. Newell hail thrown the
pretty parlors of her home open and
made every effort to insure the
guests of a royal time. The en
deavors and friends know that when
they are Invited to the Newell home,
they may bo sure of a most delight
ful time and the entertainment of
last evening proved that the hospi
tality of the Newells la not on the
During the evening a very enter
taining musical program was rend
ered In which Instrumental solos
were contributed by Blanche Saylcs
and Roy Denson; an Instrumental
duet by Misses Dorothy Brltt and
Ruth Chapman; vocal solos by Misses
Harriett Adams and Ferris York and
a reading by Miss Josephine Hall.
Each one on the program was at their
best and with their numbers made a
distinct impression and elicited many
compliments. Each number was
rendered In a most happy manner
and showed careful preparation and
training. A sunbonnet drill was
given after the program. This was
Sign Names to the Document-
the Plattsmouth Telephone company
had passed from local hands Into
those of eastern capitalists. This
at the time was construed as being a
sale to interests friendly to the Bell
company by the individual stockhold
ers of the local company. At no
time did the Plattsmouth Telephone
company se.ll anything. Immediately
and almost coincident with the an
nouncement physical connection was.
made between tne two properties and
the new long distance service estab
lished. Then came the rush of the
Independent Telephone association
officers to Attorney General Thomp
son with a demand that an injunc
tion be Becured to stop the consum
mation of the deal. F. H. Woods of
Lincoln was the prime mover in the
litigation and he hns previously been
In the field as a prospective purchas
er of the Plattsmouth company him
self. Owing to Inability to come to
gether on prices the deal was not
made but the Bell Interests stepped
In and offered to take all the Platts
mouth company's stock at par or to
guarantee six per cent income on
the stock of those who cared to hold
it. Nearly, if not all, the stockhold
ers sold and thus the control of the
property passed into the hands of
Woods' competitors.
It Is the general belief among the
telephone officials that Attorney
General Thompson will respect the
wishes of the patrons as expressed
In the petition filed with him and
allow the connection to be. made.
That it will result In a general Im
proved long distance service Is un
questioned and that It will Improve
the service between this city and
other points will not be disputed.
This does not affect many of the
main points In Issue in the litigation
and these mntters will unquestion
ably have to bo fought out In the
court and long and expensive litiga
tion Is in sight.
Malinger Pollock states that the
same procedure as adopted here was
taken at Nebraska City where Secre
tary R. A. Duff of the Nebraska City
Telephone conipnny circulated a po
tion and It was signed as numerous
ly as the one In this county. The
people there as here seem to want
an improved telephone service be
tween cities and they understand that
modification of the restraining order
for the present does not In any man
ner Injure any legitimate rights the
patrons of the company have. In
fact, most of the parties, especially
business men, who signed this peti
tion hope to see the entire matter
settled and one telephone system in
stalled which will save money in the
long run for the people and end the
expensive two phone system.
very unique, something quite out of
the ordinary and produced consider
able: merriment. There were eight
young ladles who participated In this
and they wore sunhonnets and long
sleeved aprons, which had been put
on backwards, so that It .was very
hard to tell Just what direction they
were going or coming as they went
through the drill. Miss Estelle Balrd
presided at the piano during the
The refreshing diversions In the
form of Ice cream and delicious
cakes, which were served prior to
the dose of this delightful entertain
ment, materially aided In the social
good time. The C. E.'s and friends
are mery much Indebted to the New
ells for the use of their charming
(iei'iiuin-A.Mici Icuu ( )iganl.c.
Omaha, Neb., July 21. German-American
national alllanco to
night adopted a resolution declaring
Itself as opposed to county option on
the ground that it Is a step In tho di
rection of state wide prohibition.
Fred Volpp of Scrlbner, a Democrat,
prepared the resolution. Officers
elected were: President, Val Peters,
Omaha; vice president, Dr. Gehr
hrad, Lincoln; secretary, John Boeck
hoff, Omaha; financial secretary,
John Mattes, Nebraska City; treas
urer, Fred Volpp, Scrlbner. The
next annlal meeting will be held at
Scrlbner. The alliance la a Nebras
ka organization and Is meeting here
at the same time as the sangerfest.