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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (July 28, 1910)
Rosewater, the Republican Na
tional Committmen and His Ne
If there is a particle of gratitude
In the make-up of ,the Nebraska Popu
list he must indeed be filled with
kindly sentiment for the tireless ge
nius who, as Republican national
committeeman from this state, boils
with Indignation at the very thought
t-f how the Populists are tricked and
imposed upon by the wicked Demo
crats In the operation of the system
.whereby fusion Is attempted.
It must be comforting Indeed to
the poor, ddfenseless Populists to
know that one so filled with kindly
solicitude for their political welfare
is standing vigil over their political
rights and privileges, and Is not
afraid to rush Into court to sustain
them whenever a plausible excuse for
such action Is presented.
There have been so many different
kinds of actions at law begun in an
effort to prevent fusion in this state
that the latest does not seem apt to
attract much atten'.on or arouse much
Interest. The laws permitting fusion
lave been assailed from every pos
sible angle, but thus far no court has
been found rendy.to disqualify a man
simply because he Is endowed with a
desire to vote the Populist ticket. It
does not seem probable that any will
be found ready to do it now, no mat
ter upon what peculiar pretext It may
be suggested, nor how havled with
Indignation and solicitude tha person
may be who suggests It.
It is Inspiring to discover from the
explanation offered of the filing of
this suit that there Is one Individual
In this state who Is watchful of the
political morals of the commonwealth
and so easily aroused to the defense
of the down-trodden and flim-flam-mod
Populists of the state. Certain
ly every Populist In the state must
feel his heart swell with gratitude
to note that there Is one tireless guar
dian of the popular rights sturdily
determined that they shall not be
made victims of any shell games or
take any bud money.
It will not escape the notice of the
followers of thnt party that Mr. Hose
water Is always able to easily get
twice as mad about their wrongs as
they are themselves, and Is always
ready to go to far greater extremes
than are they to shield them from
their hated enemies, the despicable
and aiidlclous conspiring Democrats.
It Is comforting to th Populists, no
doubt, to know that the national com
mitteeman of the Republican party
can find tlmo to devote so much en
ergy to the protection of their lights
and political Interests.
Meantime It would certainly be n
joke upon the fusion candidates If
their endorsement by one of the pnr
tles, nnd the consequent resignation
of their dual party allegiance could
now bo crowded off the official bal
lot, especially In view of the fact that
some of them have offered to pay fil
ing fees as representatives of both
parties, only to have them rejected by
the secretary of state, under the of
ficial opinion of the attorney gen
eral. Why do these contumacious Popu
lists Insist on annoying Mr. Rosewat
er by "popping." Why can't they go
vay back and sit down? Lincoln
Pumnged by Hal:.
From Monday's Pally.
Peter Melslnger and wife are spend
ing today In the city, driving In from
their home west of the city. They
were among those who were unfor
tunate enough to bo caught In the
hall storm yesterday afternoon and
they have suffered severe loss. The
storm was most severe at their home
and Mr. Melslnger states that ho will
not get any corn at all this year while
his oats which had not been cut are
also a total loss. He brought In sev
eral stalks of corn which show the
terrific effect of the storm. They
Rre literally stripped and cut to
pieces and there Is not a show for
the com to make up for this loss. Ho
figures that his fields aro gone for
good. The oats were literally beaten
Into the ground and as near threshed
as It Is possible. The wind was very
strong with the hall and this aided
largely in making the loss complete.
As an Illustration of the storm's vio
lence, Mr. Melslnger stntes that ho
recently had his porch dosed around
with brand new wire screen. The
ball cut this wire as If tho work had
been done with a knife, tho edges
lult'g (icon cut through. Window
lights were also broken out nnd sev
eral parties who were driving In that
neighborhood bad very severe bruis
es given them when tho hall struofc
then). There were hl-'o "ninny chid?
ens nnd smnll fowl killed by the
force with which the hijllstoncs ft ruck
.1.,..,, ti, inn to Mr. 'irt'lslnrer 13
loss, " ' '' "
i tun u..t:,i , ,
Jos. Koubek who has been having
considerable trouble with his eyes
for some time past was operated upon
yesterday at Omaha, a large portion
of the right eyeball being removed.
This operation was determined upon
by Dr. GIfford as the sole means of
saving the sight of the left eye which
had become affected by sympathy
with the other. The operation was
a delicate one and also quite painful
but he went through it without flinch
ing and came through in very good
shape. The attending surgeons are
sanguine that he will get through
with his trouble In good shape now
and think that bis recovery is but a
question of time. His son, A. H.
Koubek and daughter, Miss Frances
were with him at the hospital yes
terday during the operation.
City Council to Try and Purchase
Old Gas Plant.
The city council met last evening
In regular session with all of the
members present except Councilman
Will. After the usual preliminary
such as tbe reading of the minutes
of the last meeting, considerable bus
iness was transacted, the meeting be
ing an harmonious one and every
thing moving along smoothly.
The committee whose duty it was
to check the books of the city clerk
and treasurer reported that the books
had been checked up and found to be
O, K. On motion the report wus
placed on file,
Tho claims committee reported the
claim of W. II. Egenberger for $4 00
favorably and the same was allowed.
The commltteo on streets, alleys
and bridges reported that the work
on Chicago avenue would cost when
completed somewhere In the nelgh
borhod of $1,500. This was consider:
ably In excess of the original estimate
but it means that the avenue will
be made a permanent street which
will be a credit to the city and which
will afford a fine roadway from the
country to the business center. The
work has been done under the direc
tion of Councilman Will and it is
highly creditable so far as it is com
pleted. Tho ordinance creating a sinking
fund to take up outstanding indebt
edness of the city was reported and
discussed and a motion to suspend
the rules and pass the ordinance to
its second and third reading nnd
final pussnge prevailed. This was
The annual appropriation bill was
reported to the council making an
estimate of the amount of money
needed to run the city for the coming
Tho ordinance making the levy for
tlly taxes for the ensuing yenr was
al.o reported It being In conformity
with the annual appropriation bill,
was reported and a motion to pass
the ordinance to a second and third
reading and final passage prevailed
and the ordinance was passed.
There were a number of street
repnlrs ordered done among them
being the cleaning of tho tiling on the
west side of Fourth street In the
First ward, some grading for a side
walk In front of the James Hlckson
property In tho Second ward, the re
pair of the sidewalk near tho old
Fairfield property on Fifteenth street
in the Second ward, the putting In of
some tiling or repairs to the same at
Eighth street between Rock and Oold
streets and tho repnlr of a culvert on
A committee was also appointed to
make an examination of the title of
the Nebraska Lighting company to
the property at tho corner of Sixth
and Pearl streets with a view to pur
chasing the snme for a city hall and
city Jail. This matter has been un
der consideration by the council for
some time past and It probably will
be purchased In the future If tho title
be found to be all right. The coun
cil feels that It will be a positive sav
ing to the city to have a hall of Its
own nnd a Jail nnd thnt the paying
out of n largo sum of money every
yenr in rentals nnd Jailer's fees can
be avoided by the expenditure of a
comparatively small sum now. This
property It Is understood, enn be
purchased for a small sum and with
the expenditure of a comparatively
small arount n building which will
make offices for tho city officials
Including tho polico Judge, chief of
police, mayor, clerk nnd treasurer,
as well ns a comodlous and well von
tllaled council chamber nnd an ndo-
quuto city Jail, will soon be worth
much more than It will cost
The finance committee reported the
following bills which were allowed
nnd warrants ordered drawn on the
several funds for the different
Wnlfer Pcott, labor
Phil Harrison, name
njiut piin, same
ViMaMn K Son, rro'itfs . .
2 I. no
HEW CITY HALL
Al. O'Neill, same
lien Rainey, salary
Joe Libershal, police ....
I. Cummings, burying dog
J. H. Thrasher, Insurance..
V. II. Rlshel, labor
Platts. Water Co., rent . .
Hans Rothman, labor ....
Ed Williams, Who Was Arrested
During the Carnival.
It has been learned that Ed. Wil
liams, the man whom Chief Rainey
arrested here during the street fair
on the suspicion that he was a bur
glar or thief, has confessed to Chief
of Police Malone of Lincoln that he
is a box car robber and that the two
pairs of shoes which caused Chief
Rainey to arrest him, were taken
from a Burlington box ear which
Williams had broken into. The
shoes, It will be recalled, were mark
ed with the brand of the Kip Shoe
company of Deadwood, S. D., and
were a good shoe. After the arrest of
Williams by Chief Rainey1 here, a
telegram to the shoe company at
Deadwood brought a letter from them
denying that they had lost any shoes
but asking that Williams be held.
Williams put up a tale of having
bought the shoes from an unknown
man In Lincoln. He was sentenced
to ten days In Jail for vagrancy so as
to hold him and while he was in Jail,
the theft of six pairs of shoes from
a shipment to the Kip company was
discovered. Special Agent Morris of
the Burlington came down and se
cured Williams, taking him to Lin
coln where he was sweated by the
officers with the result that he has
owned up to the robbery. The
shrewdness of Chief Rainey in lo
cating him and promptly arresting
him, is to be commended and he has
received much praise for his work.
Williams will doubtless get a long
term as he seems to be a genuine
crook and not deserving of sympathy.
An Interesting fish story reaches
the Journal from the vicinity of Ce
dar Creek. Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs.
Will E. Melslnger from the neighbor
hood of Springfield, Sarpy county,
started over to the home of George
P. Melslnger, Mrs. Meislnger's father,
at Cedar Creek to spend the day.
They crossed the Platte river in a
row boat and then started to walk.the
remainder of tho distance to the
shore over a sandbar which had
formed on this side of the river.
Their' little boy was with them and
when part way across the bar they
came to a shalow pool which had been
left when the river fell after reach
ing high water. The little fellow
noticed the pool and saw a fish in it
some eight or ten Inches in length.
lie called his father's attention to it
nnd they caught it with the Intention
of taking It with them. Just before
they left they discovered a large fish
In the pool and Mr. Melslnger made
arrangements at once to get this one.
He succeeded In getting the fish out
on the sand where It was dispatched
with a board or club in Mr. Meis-
Inger's hands. They took It with
them to George P. Melslnger's where
It was weighted and found to tip the
scales at twenty-two pounds which Is
some fish. It was a fine yellow cat
fish, one of the best to be had and
they were much pleased with Its cap
ture. It made a fine meal for the
family and helped to make the day a
most delightful one. Mr. Melslnger
Is a son of Peter Melslnger nnd wife
and Is quite well known in this vicin
In District Court.
Two new cnnes have been filed in
the office of Clerk of the District
Court Robertson, one being filed by
Attorney Clarence K. Tefft of Weep
ing Water. The title of this action
Is Pert Jameson vs. W. 11. Lyon &
Co., and tho object la to quiet the
title to the south hnlf of the south
west quarter of section 14, and the
northwest quarter of section 23, all
In town 11, range 12. The petition
sets forth that a mortgage for $2,400
In favor of the defendants stands up
on tho record against t lie premises
uncancelled. The defendants being
non-residents service by publication is
The other ense Is a suit to fore
close n tax certificate by A. 1). WYlton
against lot fil, village of Greenwood
The title of the case is State Tax
Suit 1!i0 vs. Trait C. ". A. L. Tld'c
app ars for the plaintiff.
The world's most successful medl
clue for bowel complaints Is Cham
berhiln's Colic, Cholera and DIar
rhoea Remedy. It has relieved morn
pain nnd suffering, and saved more
lives than nny other medicine in use.
Invaluable for children snd adults
C. Schermerhorn, ctme
James Rebal, Fame . .
Fold by all d. nlcrs.
SOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
F-al-d iiropona! will be received by
the city clt-rk of the city of I'latts
mouth. Xrhmrka. until eiijlit (h) o'clock
p. m , of Monday, the 8th day of Auk
uct. 1910. fur furnihhJng material ami
constructing ourbn anil pavements for
the tity of l'laltpmouth, Nebraska. In
accordance with the plans and fpecifi
chtlon.i on file In the office of the city
clt-rk of p'attMiiouth, Nebraska, and In
the office of the engineers, Omaha, Ne
biaxka. Aoui'oxiiiiate estimate quan
tities: Vm Ina.
(A) Tiixtrlct 5iJ7 mi. yilu.
U-iJ Interaction Wfi yds.
(A) Metrlct 2.'1 lin. ft.
(I!; Intersection Ci! lin. ft.
elites A Six (6) Inches thick, twen
ty lZi inches deep; $0.o5 per lin. ft.
CIiihb H Six t Inches thick, twen-tv-foui-
(.4,1 inches Oeep; $U.0 per lin.
OIas A Vitrified brick block as
specified. liase, concrete, depth four
(4) inches, xand on concrete one and
one-half ( 1 Inehen. i?und filled
Joints. 2.10 per s. yd.
CIhss it Vitrified brick block an
specified. Base, concrete, depth, five
(o Inches, mnd on concrete one and
one-half inches lim inches. Sand
filled joints. $2.25 per . yd.
Kach bid to lie accompanied by a cer
tified check for live hundred dollars
Any one desiring a set of plans and
specifications for personal use mav ob
tain the same by application to the en
gineers arid a payment of five (5.00
dollars per set.
The city reserves the rlsht to re
ject any and all bids.
.1 TV Mu1.k
W. R. Klster, lluvor.
The Consolidated Engineering com.
imny, engineers. No, ti-io l;ee build
ing, Omaha, Nebraska.
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN JIFIHS AND
tn: iM-.r.s AND NON-HESIDENTS
To the unknown heirs
of Lewis Johnson, deceased; the un
known heirs and devisees of Margaret
Johnson, deceased; the unknown heirs
and devisees of Seth Johnson, deceased;
the unknown heirs and devisees of John
Q. Johnson, deceased; and to Solomon
i";i)ce, airs. w. u. i,each, rirst name
unknown, wife of Vv B. I,each; Mri
William Johnson, first
wife of William Johnson; Frederick il!
Eaton; William T. Eaton; Simon F. Eat
on: U. It. Henry; Greensberry J Henry;
n i.n.niui , nmiirone i.azenoy, ana Mrs.
Ambrose I.nzenby, first name unknown,
wife of Ambrose Ltzrnnv. nnn.r.i.i.ni
01 Will take nntloi that nn i
day of April, 1310, George M. Porfer.
pinintirr. rued his petition in the dls
trlct court of fnsg county, Nebraska,
In which you with others w ,om..,i
The object and nrnver of i,M nH.
tlOn lS tO OllitA tlla In mlA r.1 ., . I
hnd to lote ten (10) flnd eleven (11) in
'men imrty-eigni (38) Of the city of
I'lattsmouth. in Cass conntv. Whrb,
and to exclude the defendants from any
iit' ii-ri i nr i "111,
You are required to answer enld pe
Uon on or before the 2.r,th rtnv nt .t..i.
Rv Purkett, Wilson fc Brown,' and E 'f
I.KfJ t. fTir n
IN THE olSTklCT C'OL'KT OF CASS
In the matter Of the ennrrllnnehln
of Donovnn A. Walling, a minor.
Notice Is hereby given that In pursu
ance of an order of the Honorable Har
vey r. Travis, Judge of the district
court of Cass ootintv, Nebraska, made
on the 20th day of June, 1910, for the
snle of real estate herein after des-
cni.eo, mere w in be sold at the south
door of the court house in the city of
I'lattsmouth, in said countv and state
on the mil dav of Jul v, "1910, at 11
o'clock a. m., at public sale to the
highest bidder for cash, the following
described real estate, to-wlt:
The undivided one-third 1 -3 Inter-
est In fee simple title n anil to lots
12. 13. I'l. and 17, In West Greenwood.
Cuss county, Nebraska.
l'ated this 2 ."it h day of June. 1910.
George W. Wnlllni-.
As guardian of lionovan A. Wallins.
a minor. 4
. MUK i: TO CltKDITOIIX.
State of Nebraska,)
Cnss Pnimtv. t
IS THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
ANN M. PAVIS. DECEASE'.).
Notice Is hereby given that the credi
tors of said deceased will meet the ad
ministratrix of said estate, before me,
county Judge of Cass county, Nebras
ka, at the county court room in I'latts
mouth, in sold county, on the 30th day
of July, A. P., 1910, and on the 1st day
of February, 1911 at 9 o'clock a. m.,
ench day, for the purpose of presenting
their claims for examination, adjust
ment and allowance.
Six months are allowed for the credi
tors of said deceased to present their
claims, and one year for the adminis
tratrix to settle said estate, from the
30th day of July, A. P.. 1910.
Witness my hand and seal of said
county court, nt T'lattsmouth, Nebras
ka, this 2Sth day of June, A. P., 1910.
(Seal) Allen J. Beeson,
Ramsey & Ramsey, County Judge.
ICetuins From Portland, Ore.
Ed. Huffman ha3 returned to the
city from Portland, Ore., where he
has been stopping for several months
past. Mr. Huffman reports that con
ditlons on the Pacific slope are ex
cellent and that times there are good.
lie was over a good part of the
North Pacific coast and found some
very excellent land which can be had
at low prices yet. The fruit crop in
the northwest is a great one this
year, apples being especially abund
ant. In fact, so great is this crop
that the growers are picking them
from the trees to keep the trees from
breaking down under their weight.
Peaches are also very abundant this
year and strawberries are H large
crop. In fact, Mr. Huffman finds
thnt Oregon nnd Wnshlngton are two
mighty fine states to tie to.
The tSoik's VMl.
There is a new chauffeur In town,
one who arrived last Monday morn
ing. This young man Is named Thom
as nnd he is u son of Mr. nnd Mrs.
Cecil Thomas. Tho father of the
young man is speedier than ever with
his automobile now nnd promises to
niaKe the boy .about as swift ns
the fastest when ho grows up. Both
Mrs. Thomas ni'd the young man
are j;ettln! nluiig very r.hely.
William Cllmnur and wire drove
tip this morning from their home
south of the (ity nnd were passen
gers on tie mornliut train for Om
aha where they VIM pt'end t'ie nln
ti'Ml meet today.
Professor LtRoy Van, Scoyoc has
been engaged as principal of the Wa
bash schools for the coming school
Mrs. A. H. Peterson and three chil
dren returned Monday from a pleas
ant visit with relatives in Platts
mouth. Mrs. M. Tritsch and four little
daughters visited at I'lattsmouth last
week with relatives, returning home
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wood returned
Tuesday from a week's visit at Mil-
ford with Mr. Wood's sister, Mrs.
Miss Hulda Ragoss has returned
to Peru to resume her studies at the
normal, after a short visit with the
home folks in Louisville.
Oud old friend John McXurlin of
Plattsmouth has taken unto himself
an automobile. John was a long
time contracting the disease but it is
said he has It good and plenty right
Mr. and Mrs. George Lohnes enter
tained a large number of relatives at
their home on the evening of July 15,
In honor of the 15th birthday of their
son, Henry. Ice cream and cake was
served In great abundance.
Tommy Bates of the Plattsmouth
Journal and A. E. Qulnn of the News
were In town Wednesday on their
way to Omaha. It was Mr. Bates'
first visit to Louisville and he was
much surprised at the many evidences
of prosperity In Cass county's most
enterprising town. He called at the
Courier office for a short chat with
the office bunch.
Prof. Scarborough and class in geo
logy at the summer school session of
the university of Nebraska, were vis
itors at the National Stone quarry
east of town Monday. Superintendent
Tommy Sullivan took them in charge
and showed them through the quarry
and made their visit so pelasant that
they were unanimous In their expres
sions of thanks for the kindness that
was shown them by the "handsome"
Returns From Missouri.
Mrs. Henry C. Miller returned this
morning from a trip of several days
at Jamesport, Mo., where she was
looking after the interests of their
farm. She found that a great crop
was in prospect, the best that section
has ever been blessed with. There
Is a great crop of small grain and
the outlook for corn Is better In that
locality than any she saw here. She
was greatly pleased over the pros
pects and believes that that country
is sure to be a winner. ' Mr.Miller's
farm Is within a few miles cf James
nort and close to the best section of
'.he great state of Missouri and there
is no reason this year to be a bit
ashamed of the prospects. Their many
friends will be glad to know that the
outlook is so good.
A Trip East.
Mrs. Frank McElroy was a pas
senger this morning for Omaha,
where she will make a visit with her
daughter, Miss Florence, who will de
part this evening for an extended trip
to the east. Miss McElroy will spend
quite a time at the large cities and
watering places of the east including
Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore,
Atlantic City and other places. Her
father will join her at Baltimore lat
er and take a well earned vacation.
Miss McElroy will likely leave Omaha
on train No. 14 on the Burlington
this evening and probably will not
come through this city although there
Is a possibility she may change her
plans and come through on train
Train No. 6, due here at 7:52, was
four hours and a half late this morn
ing. No cause could be given by the
local agent or the men about the de
pot but It Is thought to have been
caused by a washout or by a freight
wreck which necessitated detouring
FARM DEVELOPMENT IN WYOMING!
THE RICHEST DEVELOPED STATE IN THE WEST
GO WITH ME on one of our personally conducted landseekers' excursions to
THE BIG HORN BASIN the first and third Tuesdays of each month, and
see what the farmers are doing on these new lands where the Burlington
Railroad is building new lines; where new towns offer splendid business op
ening in all lines of trade and profession.
EXAMINE THESE LANDS PERSONALLY with me. I will help you to pick
out the best. I am employed by tho Burlington Railroad for this purpose.
OUR HOMESEEKERS' TICKET allows you 2." (lays witn stop overs every
where in homeseekcrs' territory; ample time to examine the lands and spend
a few days fishing in the mountain strenms if you like. See the irrigated
lands where the ditches nre built by the Government nnd also by private
companies, and the Mondell ClXl-ncre FREE homesteads all on ene trip.
SmiO'VVi'' Wri'o for it todHV.
Jlj,'jmlit D. CLEM DEAVER, General Agent,
' ',; V 1004 Farnom Street.
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Answered Promptly
relephone 378 White, Plattsmouth.
Xi: HAWK A.
Mrs. Floyd Mitchell and baby are
here from Wildorado, Texas, on a
visit to her sister, Mrs. F. P. Sheldon
and other relatives. They will make
quite an extended visit.
Mrs. John Reich of Plattsmouth
who has been visiting her niece, Mrs.
George Hansen and other relatives for
several days left on the evening train
Tuesday for her home.
A petition was being Circulated on
our streets the first of the week ask
ing the supreme court to be more
lenient with their injunction against
the Plattsmouth Telephone company.
It was very generally signed but not
much hope expressed of It doing any
Mrs. C. A. Burdick left for Be-
trice Monday w here she expects to un
dergo an operation at the United
Brethren hospital of that place. She
was met at Elmwood by her husband,
Rev. Burdick who will accompany her
and remain with her a few days.
F. P. Sheldon and others have pe
titioned the board of commissioners
to advertise for bids to grade what Is
known as the O street road from the
point two miles southwest of town,
east Into Union. They have also ask
ed for about five miles of grading,
orth through Nehawka.
A. L. Fries who has been carrying
the mail on Route 2 has resigned
and will quit about August 1. Mr.
Fries has been studying electrical
engineering for a year or more and
will endeavor to secure a position
along that line. An examination to
fill the vacancy will be held Aug. 6.
Miss Chloey Tanner left on the af
ternoon train Monday for Omaha,
where she expects to undergo an op
eration at one of the hospital there.
Miss Tanner Injured her spine about
a year ago while visiting her sister
and has suffered severely at times,
since. 1 Her many friends here hope
she Is successful' In'' her quest for
health and that she may return well.
A. II. Koubek and sister Frances
were pnssengers this morning for
Omaha where they will spend today
with their father, Jos. Koubek, Mr.
Koubek yesterday underwent an op
eration for his eyes which are In bad
shape and his condition Is not at all
what his relatives and frlenoa would
desire. It Is believed Ciat another
operation will be necessary and that
event he may have considerable trou
ble in recovering his vision entirely.
D. A. Young, one of the prominent
farmers from near Murray, was In
the city Saturday and was a pleasant
caller at the Journal office.
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
Dates made at this office or the
Murray State Bank.
Good Service Reasonable Rate
Wyoming lilerature just c(T the pre:'?.
Landseekers' Information Cnreau.
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