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Lincoln Decided on as Next Meeting Place William D. Woods
of Omaha Elected Great Sachem.
From Friday's Dally.
The annual convention of the
Great Council of Improved Order of
Red Men came to an end in a blaze
of enthusiasm last evening, terminat
ing in a fine banquet at the Perkins
hotel and an enjoyable dance at the
Coates hall, both functions being well
attended and were the enjoyable
features of the two days' session of
the Great Council.
At the afternoon session yesterday
the grand officers were chosen for
another year and the time and place
of the next great council meeting
fixed as in the by-laws on the third
Tuesday in October, and the place is
to be Lincoln. It was the general
concensus of opinion that the present
session had been one of the best ever
held in the state since the order was
organized in the state, and the visit
ing delegates went to their homes
feeling that they had been royally
entertained by Missouri Tribe No. 68.
The following gentlemen were
elected to the important positions in
the Great Council: William D.
Woods, of Omaha, Great Sachem;
PUBIS C. C Parmele Elected Piesident
J. P. Falter, Vice-President, H.
A.Schneider, Secretary
The stockholders in the Platts
mouth Realty company met at the
Commercial club rooms in the Coates
block last evening and elected the
following board of directors: C. C.
Parmele, T. H. Pollock, Phil TIerolf,
H. A. Schneider, J. P. Falter.
A building committee was selected
composed of Bert Pollock, Phil Thier
olf and II. A. Schneider.
After the adjournment of the meet
ing of the stockholders a meeting of
the board of directors was called and
the following gentlemen were chosen
as officers: President, C. C. Parm
ele; vice president, J. P. Falter; sec
retary and treasurer, H. A. Schneider.
Nothing more can be done this
week, but on next Monday evening
at the meeting of the city council the
proper steps may be proceeded' with
to procure a site for the new factory
building, which Is to be erected by
the stockholders of the new corpora
tion. The building committee Is com
posed of hustlers and as fast as the
legal steps can be taken, the commit
tee will proceed with the work of
constructing the building.
Weather Interfere! With Paving.
The weather for the past tnree
days has Interfered somewhat with
the paving jn district No. 3. McMa
ken & Son have almost completed
the laying of the curbs on Fourth,
Fifth and two blocks on Vine streets,
and the grading out of Vine and fill
ing In on Fourth streets is proceed
ing slowly. There will be some fill
ing to be done on Fifth as soon as
the curbs are all in, which will have
been completed by tonight. M. Ford
Is employing Plattsmouth teamsters
to move the dirt, and he has not
worked as many teams as he expect
ed to get, as some of the heavy teams
did not show up. The levelers and
pavers are out of town help.
If the weather settles by Monday,
the paving on Fourth street will be
commenced and pushed right along.
The portion of the paving distrtct.
on the west end cannot lie completed
until the extension of the sewer Is
finished, which will be commenced
at once.
(iocs to Hospital.
From Saturday' Pally.
Ed. Gllson was taken to St. Joseph
hospital this afternoon for an opera
tion for apendicltis. He has been
suffering from the disease for two
days. He was accompanied to the
hospital by his mother and his wife.
Both Ed. and his wife are deaf mutes
and their trouble seems doubly hard
in this case.
Claude S. Wilson, Lincoln, Great
Prophet; Judge A. L. Sutton, of
Omaha, Great Senior Sagmore; C. E.
Sanders, of Lincoln, Great Junior
Sagmore; Mr. Donahue, of Fremont,
Great Keeper of Wampum; S. J.
Dennis, of Lincoln, Great Keeper of
Records; J. C. York, of Plattsmouth,
Great Guard of Wigwam; James Ir
win, of Omaha, Great Guard of
Forest. '
G. H. Grosvenor, of Aurora, was
promoted to Past Great Sachem.
The representatives to the Great
Council of the United States, at To
ledo, in 1911, are Hugh Myers, of
Omaha; Thomas H. Benton, of Lin
coln, and Claude Wilson, of Lincoln.
The officers were installed by W.
S. Bird, Great Past Incohanee, of To
peka, Kansas.
Committees on Judiciary and Fi
nance were selected. Thus ended the
Twentieth Great Sun Council of the
Great Council of Nebraska Improved
Order of Red Men. The reports of
the great officers will be placed in
book form for distribution among the
councils of the' state.
In the defense of J. Lawrence
Stull before the court and Jury yes
terday Mr. Louis Genung, of Glen
wood, made one of the most eloquent
and forceful and ingenious argu
ments that has been made in the
court room for a long time. Mr. Ge
nung analyzed the evidence, in a
most skillful manner, showing up the
inconsistencies of some of the cor
roborating testimony of the state's
witnesses, who swore that they had
stood on the opposite side of the
street and saw defendant kick his
sister twice, and the testimony of ths
nurse who stated that she had seen
the bruises on Mrs. Monroe's side be
fore the doctor was called and had
directed his attention to them, which
was contradicted by Dr. Cook, who
stated that the complaining witness
only mentioned bruises on the face.
Mr. Genung commented on the dis
crepancy in this evidence and the
credibility of the opposing witnesses,
speaking of the high character of Dr.
Cook, and the speaker's long ac
quaintance with the doctor's brother
at Glenwood. Take it all round the
speech of Mr. Genung was a strong
feature of the defense.
Funeral of Morris O'Kourk.
The funeral service over the re
mains of Morris O'Rourk was held at
10 o'clock this morning at St. John's
church In this city. A large congre
gation of relatives and friends filled
the church during the hour of the
funeral, the service being conducted
by Rev. M. A. Shine, pastor of the
church. The service was the solemn
ritual of the Catholic church of which
the deceased was a consistent adher
ent. Many relatives and friends
from out of the city attended the ser
vice, at the close of which the re
mains were taken to Holy Sepulcher
cemetery for Interment In the
O'Rourk family lot.
The pall bearers were: Henry
Goos, T. II. Clifford, Baxter Smith,
William Schmldtman, William Scot
ten and Dan McCullough.
Among the out of town friends at
tending the funeral were Mrs. Pat
McCabe and son, Hugh and wife,
Mrs. Spader and daughter, Katie;
Mrs. O'Shea, Miss Roue Shields, Miss
Blanche Kennedy, Mrs. Kate McClal
lan and daughter, Mary, and Snm and
Dan McCallen, all of Omana, and
James Grace, of South Omaha.
Buy More Property.
William Barclay has recently pur
chased the residence property on
South Ninth street, owned by C. A.
Johnson. Mr. Barclay has faith In
the future of Plattsmouth and it will
not surprise us if he is not the owner
of a brick business block before many
Philip Horn, of Cedar Creek, was
a Plattsmouth visitor today, looking
after business matters.
Both A. L. Tidd and Bert Pollock
have received messages from Major
General William T. liurnham, presi
dent of the purchasing board, in
forming them that tomorrow the
board will be in Plattsmouth and ac
company the Commercial club to view
the proposed site for a United States
target range near this city. Mr. Pol
lock is informed that the members
of the board who will be here will be
Major William T. Burnham, Major
Dowel Devere and Captain Carl A.
Martin, who constitute the committee
to select a site, $25,000 having been
appropriated by the last congress for
the purchase of the same.
The committee will be met at the
train by the officers and members of
the Commercial club, and with car-
rlages or automobiles taken over the
proposed range. The committee will
be In Plattsmouth probably all day,
as it will take some time to show
them the site.
To Our Hiring Brother. ,
The Plattsmouth Journal says The
Republican is against the taxing of
the people of Cass county to build a
new Jail. The editor of The Journal
Is hereby branded a member of the
Ananias club. What The Republl
has said was, $20,000 was too much.
A 214 mills levy means that expen
diture. The Journal don't dare tell
Its readers that a mill levy means
$20,000. They Bit back and laugh
over how easy they are gulling the
voters Weeping Water Republican.
Brother Olive, we have always
thought the republicans arrogated to
themselves too much credit for hav
ing a surplus of knowledge on
"read'n rit'n and rlthm'tick,"
especially on the "rlthm'tick." But
this time it is lucky you have had
your laugh before you got some one
to figure out the amount of the levy,
for had you waited for a more care
ful investigation, you would have had
no laugh coming. We wish you would
just cast your educated eye on the
following few figures, and then with
your cultured brain, reflect a few
thoughts. The taxable value of the
property in Cass county is one-fifth
of the real valuation, and this year
the total taxable valuation in this
county is $8,071,258, now a 2 mill
levy on this valuation, by democratic
calculation, is Just $20,178.14. If
the Republican can make it out any
more, it will have to be by' some
method of calculation hitherto un
known to the science of rithm'tic.
In the District Court.
Yesterday afternoon a Jury was
selected to try a civil case entitled
Frank Polesak against Thomas Sed
lek, in which the plaintiff seeks to
recover for labor performed extend
ing over a period of eight or nine
years, the amount in controversy be
in? several hundred dollars. The
answer of the defendant denies the
indebtedness and claims an offset for
board and lodging and other things.
As this Is the last jury trial for the
week, the Jurors not engaged in this
trial were excused until Monday
evening. On next Tuesday the case
of the State against John Clarence
for murder will be commenced.
The names of the Jurymen engaged
in the trial today are: John Bram
blet, C. F. Vallery, C. A. Harvey, Joe
Allen, G. L. Farley, G. E. Perry,
Chris Isky, W. A. Tulene, John Al
bert, Elmer Hutchlns, William Hunt
er and C. II. Smith.
Kiitcrtnincri Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Urish enter
tained a number of their neighbors
and friends at their country homo
last Sunday, and the event was a
great pleasuro to all who were there.
Mr. and Mrs. Urlsh knew how the
trick la done at entertaining, and it
Is unnecessary to remark that all
were lothe to leave their excellent
company when the parting hour
came. A feast fitted for a king or
queen was spread at the proper hour,
and to say that It was enjoyed to the
ruuefii extent ny all, out hair ex
presses it.
Those who were present to enjoy
the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Urlsh
were the following: 'Messrs. and
Mesdamcs John Sporer, George
Sporer, Will Sporer, Albert Shafer,
S. O. Pitman, James Terryberry, Mes
dames Shafer and Hennlngs, Carl
Gregory, Mrs. , Frank Wood, from
Omaha; Ira Wood, Philip Shafer,
Master Chester Sporer, Henry Uriah,
Virgil Urlsh, Lucy and Mattie Urlsh
and Miss Florence Terryberry.
Jury Decides in Favor of the De
fendant in the Case.
From Friday's Pally.
The court was engaged yesterday
all day In the trial of the case of
Frank Polesak, a Bohemian, who
had brought suit against his son-in-law,
Thomas Sodlek, for work and
labor at the rate of $20.00 per month
for several years back, and dating
from the time when the plaintiff first
came to this country. The parties
to the suit. do not speak much Eng
lish, and It was necessary to call in
Mr. William Holly as Interpreter.
The evidence In the case was In by
four o clock, when the attorneys,
Judge A. N. Sullivan, for the plain
tiff, and Matthew Gerlng, for the de
fendant,, addressed the Jury.
It appeared from the evidence and
argument that no written or oral
contract had been entered into be
tween the parties. That the plaintiff,
Frank Polesak and his wife, arrived
In New York ten years ago and sur
prised their son-in-law with a wire
for $35.00 to bring them on to Ne
braska, it also appeared that Mr
Sedlek had no intimation of their
coming until he received the tele'
gram asking for the cash for their
fare. When the plaintiff and his
wife arrived in Plattsmouth they
went to live with their daughter,
Mrs. Sedlek, and were not asked to
ray anything for their "board and
keep." Some time ago, for reasons
best known to himself, the plaintiff
and his wife left the home of their
son-in-law, and after some reflection
be made up his mind that his son-ln
law should pay him wages for the
time he had lived in Mr. Sedlek's
It took the Jury fully twenty
minutes to decide the case, taking
but one ballot, which resulted in a
vevdlrt for. the defendant. Mr. Sed
lek. The court was gotten as soon
as possible and the verdict returned
into court. After the reading of the
verdict the court discharged the
jury, tnd informed them that owing
to a motion for change of venue in
the case of the State against John
Clarenre, which would require Borne
time to settle, that there would be
ro further need of the Jury until
Tuesday, November 1st.
Meet With Mrs. Carl Fricke.
From Friday's Dally
The Woman's Auxiliary of St.
Luke's church met at the pretty
home of Mrs. Carl O. Fricke yester
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. For the
occasion, the charming parlors of the
Fricke home had been very attract
ively decorated with cosmos. In spite
of the very disagreeable weather,
there were fourteen or more of the
ladles in attendance, who spent a
very profitable, as well as, delightful
afternoon. Most of the afternoon
was very pleasantly spent In prepar
ing and distributing the work for the
mission box. A dainty luncheon was
served by the hostess, which the
ladles also thoroughly enjoyed.
Visit I'lattHinoiith Friends.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Merlnus, of Okla
homa, formerly of Glldden, Iowa, ar
rived last evening to visit Mrs. Merl
nus cousins, Mrs. O.' M. Streight and
Mrs. James Sage, not knowing that
O. M. Streight and family had re
moved to Omaha, and that Mrs. Sage
was out of the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Merlnus departed
for Omaha this morning to pay Mrs.
Streight a vllst. Mr. Merlnus was
formerly principal of tho schools
Soon to Null for Atlu.
From Friday's Dally.
Mr. Henry Pfelffer arid wife, who
have visited Mrs. Paul Cerlng and
other relatives for a short time, de
parted last evening for their homo In
Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Pfelffer
are soon to start for a trip around
tho world, during which they will bo
absent about a year. They expect to
spend considerable time In China,
going up one of the principal rivers
of the Orient with the Methodist
missionary with whom Mr. Pfelffer Is
quite well acquainted.
Mr. A. E. Todd and wife and sons,
Raymond and Richard, accompanied
by Mr. Todd's mother, Mrs. E. R
Todd, went to Omaha on the fast
mall today, where they will spend
Sunday with Mr. Henry Cox and family.
Chris E. Metzger, Democratic
One of the Nimrods
Cass county democracy came near
being shy a candidate for legislative
honors, and only his desire to hurry
home and look after his political
fences, assisted by a good team of
long-winded bronchos, made It pos
sible for the gentleman to escape.
About ten days ago C. E. Metzger,
democratic candidate for the legisla
ture, E. A. Rose, a prominent South
Omaha stock buyer, and J. R. Noyes,
a farmer, of Louisville precinct, went
out to Metzger Bros, ranch in Cherry
county to hunt ducks. They had very
good luck and had fifty birds in the
wagon when they drove onto the
Rosebud Indian reservation without
knowing just where they were. Metz
ger was driving the team and the
other two gentlemen were about half
a mile away hunting. Chris got tired
waiting and lay down on the seat and
was dreaming of Oregon plains, coun
ty option and many things far distant
from Indian mounted police, when a
gruff voice awoke him and he gazed
Into the face of a big buck Indian
wearing a star as big as a dinner
plate. "Uh! paleface hunt on Indian
land," said the voice. He then took
an invoice of the contents of the
wagon and obligingly permitted Chris
to choose between 30 days in the
guard house on a diet of dog meat or
pay $25 for each duck in his poses
siqn $1,250. Metzger chose the for
mer. Just then the Indian spied the
other members of the party and told
Metzger to consider himself under ar
rest and he would go after the other
two fellows. He considered several
things, but above all he considered
how to get away from the Indian, as
to spend 30 days on the Indian reser
vation Just at this particular time was
not at all to his liking. He remained
very quiet until Mr. Indian was a half
mile away and then he got busy with
the whip. The Indian did not look
There are no wrecking crews on
modern railroads; there is no wreck
er in use. Railroads still have
wrecks, but they are known as
wrecks only in the newspapers. The
word Is being gradually eliminated
from the railroad Vocabulary. Now
the ordinary wreck is a derailment,
and the serious wreck is a collision
or an accident. This one short and
ugly word Is losing place.
"But you sent the wrecker out?"
queried a news gatherer of a railway
official recently.
"No," eald the railroad man slow
ly. "We have no wrecker. We sent
out the crane and the .crane crew.
They picked up tho damaged cars
and cleared the track. It was the
crane sent out and not the wrecker.
Thero was no wreck. It was a de
railment. There are no wrecks on
the railroad any more unless It be
nervous wrec ks that one finds some
times In the operating department,
caused by trying to mnke time and
tonnage records and economy rec
ords." On some ronds the wrecker Is
known as "the derrick," and the
wrecking crew as the "pick up gang."
Progress has been made in hand
ling of accidents as progress has been
made in all other lines of railroad
work in recent years. Every division
has its "crane" or "derrick" and a
crew is assigned for emergency work
with theso machines. Tho derricks
are also used for many other pur
poses, for Instance, for loading and
unloading heavy machines and
freight,, such as railway bridges,
turn-tables, etc. A few days ago tho
Rock Island unloaded an eighty-foot
turn-table In this city. It was picked
up and placed In the pit where it is
to do service by a powerful derrick,
also capable of picking a big engine
out of the ditch, or lifting a freight
car from the water in the river to
the track on the bridge above. The
derrick in a valuable machine that is
used for many purposes. State Jour
nal. Herny Horn, of Cedar Creek, trans
acted business with Plattsmouth mer
chants today.
Candidate for Representative Is
Who Got Into Trouble-
back until Mr. Metzger had gotten
under good headway and then ho
started in pursuit. Noyes and Rose
had got wise by this time, but say It
was the finest race they had e?er saw
or ever expect to see again. It was
about three miles to the reservation
line, but Metzger never slacked his
pace until he had reached tho ranch
house, some ten miles distant. Noyes
and Itoso did not lone much time In
getting out of sight. They waded out
into the lake belly deep and hid In a
muskrat house. ThTIs was about 3
o'clock In the afternoon. The water
was cold but thero was no choice but
to remain. They had gone there to
shoot ducks. As the sun began to
sink behind the western sand duns
the ducks came In by the thousands.
They lit all around them and seemed
to realize that the hunters dare not
shoot. One big mallard in particular
was more brafe than the others and
persisted in trying to eat the buttons
off their hunting coats. Noyes stood
the torment as long as he could and
grabbed the big fellow by the neck
and attempted to drown him, but in
doing bo let his gun fall Into the lake
and had to dive in the icy water
several times before he recovered it.
All the while the Indian police pa
trolled the bluff nearby.
After about six weeks' waiting,
night came on and the Indian rode
away. Cautiously the pair crawled
from their hiding place and started
for the ranch house. Ten miles
through a strange country, and wet
to the Bkln, expecting every minute
to Bee a hand of redBklna surround
them, was far from being pleasant,
but they congratulated themselves on
having escaped so "easily."
This little episode is perhaps a
reasonable excuse for Mr. Metzger
falling to keep his promise to bring
the Courier a pair of mallards. .Lou
isville Courier.
Ask For a Change of Venue.
John C. Watson and Attorney
Kohn, of Nebraska City, were In the
city today and filed a motion In the
case of the State vs. Clarence nsklng
for a change of venue. The motion
was supported by the affidavits of
numerous persons averring reasons
why the defendant could not havo a
fair trial in Cass county. The motion
was rather unexpected and the docket
had not been arranged by Judge
Travis, the Clarence case being set
for trial next Monday, the 24th Inst.,
and other cases arranged with a view
of taking several days for the Impor
tant case, and the court was not en
tirely pleased with the counsel allow
ing the matter to go until the caso
was about to be called for trial be
fore riling their motion for a change
of venue. The county attorney will
have, to hnve some time to get coun
ter affidavits to those filed by tho
defendant's attorneys, and the mo
tion will probably bo argued Tuesday
or Wednesday, when the matter will
he determined by the court. In con
sequence of the filing of the motion
no jury will be In session next week,
but will return again Tuesday, tiio
1st of November.
An I'npleusuiit Surprise.
Few people pay as much attention
to their weight as they should, be
causo a radical change In tho same
often is tho only symptom of sick
ness. When tho notlco that they aro
losing weight rapidly and are inform
ed that It may bo too lnte for a cure,
It certainly Is nn unpleasant surprise
Weigh yourself often and as soon as
you will notice a decline of weight,
use tho reliable tonic, Trlner's Amer
ican Elixir of Bitter Wine. It will
quickly expel all waste matter from
your body, strengthen your digestive
apparatus and restore your normal
weight, which means that It will re
store your health. It Is very bene
ficial in all curable diseases of tho
stomach and lutestlues. It aids in
forming new, rich blood and supply
all parts of the body with, nourish
ment. Very good for pale, sickly
and nervous pcaple. At drug stores.
Jos. Trlner, 1333-1339 So. Ashland
Ave., Chicago, 111.
Mrs. John Gllson went to Omaha
on the morning train today.