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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 24, 1910)
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Vivrithl Hail ScbaiTncr & Man
J. W. Rodefer of the Masonic
Home, Is the Proud Possessor
Mr. J. W. Rodefer, a citizen of the
MasOnic Home, a Numismatist and
Philatelist of considerable experience
and who was 80 years young on the
14th of last month, possesses a won
derful collection of postage stamps of
all styles. He has in his collection
162,000 stamps, over 100,000 of
these have been cleaned and packed
ready for sale.
There are boxes containing small
envelopes In which are placed 100
stamps, ten of these envelopes are
placed in a package. Of this sort,
there were 42,000 stamps of the one
and two cent denomination and 62,
000 of the two cent denomination.
Something like 40,000 were merely
cut from the envelopesland had not
j et been cleaned.
In another box Mr. Rodefer has
about 23, 000 one cent stamps loose
and ready to be placed In packages,
another box contains Btamps of de
nomination above two cents, ranging
fro mthree to ten cents.
He has been almost two years
gathering the collection, In the time
he has found about 1,000 which had
been cancelled too strongly and
although cleaned will not be offered
Mr. Rodafer has learned that some
of the wealthy ladies in the east use
these stamps to paper a drawing
room, and the effect is very beauti
ful. Others buy them to fill up a
collection they already have started,
or make presents of such collections
to friends at Christmas time.
As stated above Mr. Rodefer
leached his 80th mile-stone last
month, and he keeps himself nimble
and his wits active by busying him
self in getting his collection together.
Dr. Black told Mr. Rodefer yester
day that he had not a thing to do
bui chase the goddess of health and
clip stamps, and that he had actually
We have just purchased a car load of Kokomo and American
Eencing, of all heights and styles, at prices that were never
X known on these grrdes of fencing. If you need any fenci
b with us now. Get together with your neighbor and get a
S one thousand rod fence.
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seen the Bun come out on a cloudy
day when Mr. Rodefer started down
TAFFY POLLING PARTY
The pretty home of Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Hartford rang with merriment
last evening when Mrs. Gade's Sun
day school class of the Presbyterian
church met with Miss LeOra Belter
for their usual social time, and they
certainly were entertained In a most
delightful manner. For a time, and
until all of the young ladies of the
class had arrived, social conversation,
interspersed with various games, was
Indulged In, which created consider
able laughter and frolic. That most
interesting game of "Bible Questions"
was then introduced by Mrs. Gade,
and as the questions were given out,
and attempts made at answering them
It was quite Interesting, as well as
amusing, at the test the memories of
the young ladies were put to. Miss
Helen Chapman captured most of the
cards last evening. As it had been
heretofore announced that the re
mainder of the evening's entertain
ment would be an old-fashioned taffy
pull, a number of the young ladles
repaired to the kitchen and proceeded
to prepare the candy for the pulling.
In the meantime the other young
ladies participated in various old
time games, while sociability reigned
supreme. Finally It was announced
that the candy was ready for the pull
ing and all departed for the kitchen
to partake In the fun. Luckily the
candy was just right and pulled fine.
Some delicious taffy was the result.
All present are very much Indebted
to Miss Belter and her sister, Mrs.
Hartford, for the splendid entertain
ment afforded them on last evening
and for their most kind hospitality.
A Bargain: Lots 9 and 10 In
block 152, six room cottage, city wa
ter and gas In the house. If sold at
once $840 will take It. A fine home
on North Sixth street for $1,200.
Windham Investment Co.,
ll-16-2tdw. Plattsmouth, Neb.
ere s to you,
your familv and vour
friends; we hope or'll all be
together Thanksgiving Day
thank ul that you arc
US toeether; that you'll be to
iii.: get her in spirit if you are ab
sent from each other in fact;
that the feast will be good;
and that you'll all be happy.
Speaking about clothes
nobody was, but we're going
to you'd better be sure
about having the right
clothes for the day. Ours
.are right in style and quality.
. Overcoats and suits for all
'A tastes ready to wear $10 to
llu Home of Hart, Sluiffner d
Manhattan Shirt SW.i( 7(
Likes Government by Commission.
Mr. Charles Reed, representing the
Lawyers' Co-operative Publishers Co.,
Rochester, New York, who resides In
Des Moines, Iowa, was in the city
looking after the Interests of his com
pany today. In speaking of the com
mission form of government which
has been in vogue in Des Moines for
the past three years, Mr. Reed said
the system was very satisfactory, that
whilst it failed in the respect of in
teresting the business men, as had
been hoped, yet In the elimination of
the ward lines and the election of the
commissioners every two years, the
results were much better than under
the old form of electing councllmen
from each ward.
The old time politicians still had
control, and were elected on the
commission, yet the city had a much
better government under the new
system, as matters of greatest public
Interest were brought to the attention
of the voters each election, and that
It was Impossible for the grafters to
debauch the majority of the electo
rate of (he city' while under the for
mer method It was possible "to get bad
men on the council in the different
Mr. W. H. Banning, of Union, fath
er of Senator Banning, spent a few
hours in Plattsmouth today, as he
was en route to New London, Iowa,
to visit his brother.
Hon. R. B. Windham transacted
business in Omaha between trains to
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experioice, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
Dates'made at this office or the
Murray State Bank.
Good Service Reasonable Rate
IN RATE CASE
Induces Shpp:rs to Testify h
B3lialf of Roads.
CONSUMERS TO BEAR BURDEN
Furniture Men Object Only to Die
crimination Againet Their Locality.
Have No Objection to Uniform In
crease Affecting Entire Country.
. Washington, Nov. 23. Testimony
instigated by George V. Perkins of J.
P. Morgan & Co., the New York syn
dicate that is said to flnauce and con
trol many railroads of the country,
analytic excoriation of crude manual
and mechanical methods of railroads
and a drilling discussion of scientific
principles of business featured the
freight rate increase hearing. It was
the second day of the presentation of
the shippers' argument before the in
terstate commerce commission on the
suspension of proposed advances In
the tariffs on a great quantity of tho
traffic moving over the entire official
1910, by Ani-rlran 1'vh3 AhhocIhUoh.
J. P. MORGAN.
clat'slflcatlon territory. The railroads
would like to put into operation ad
vances In rates on freight the country
over, and In line with this view It was
suggested that part of tho policy was
to commit the shipping Interests to
testimony that there would be no com
plaint If the advances were made unl
fonnly tUr'iughotit the United States
The trunk line presidents have claimed
that the increased are vital to their
Furniture Men Appear.
A delegation of officials from the
Grand Kapids lurmture Industries iu
Michigan appeared at tho hearing.
Whilo voi( ing opposition to the pres
ent f-astein trunk line advance, they
testified that they wouij have no com
plaint to make If the increases pro
posed were not confined to one suc
tion or otherwise discriminative.
Thon, through tho prodding of At
torney Lyon of the commission, It was
disclosed and admitted by two of the
m"n called by the shippers that the
appearance vi themselves and the
other Grand Kapids people represent
ing rmny millions of dollars of Invest
ments was at the suggestion of the
heads of the Morgan syndlcnte, who
thought that as a matter of "fairness"
shippers should express their views.
The testimony failed to show any
suggestion from Mr.' Perkins that the
consumers also should present theli
icws, though It was Intimated that if
the railroads and the shippers agreed
as to the sweeping Increases In freights
of several thousand kinds across the
continent with an aggregate addition
of almost fabulous millions of dollars
to the railroad earnings, the burden
would rest upon tho consumers.
President Henry M. Towne, a manu
facturer and head of tho Merchants'
association of New York, contended
the rnllronds should first put their
own house in order, as ho expressed
it, that they should Install modern
methods of business which were Just
as feasible with them as with other
Industries and that If scientific man
agement could not produce economies
to meet the revenue needs, then he
would join with them In their demand
for rate Increases.
Big Steamer Is Overdue.
San Francisco, Nov. 23. Tho big
coastwise steamer Bear of the San
Francisco-Portland Steamship line,
carrying 450 passengers, is now more
than twenty-four hours overdue at this
port on its southward trip and tho
company's oDlcers are being besieged
with Inquiries concerning the cause
Hotel Maid li Bride of Millionaire
New York, Nov. 23. Miss Minnie
Eagen, who formerly was a hotel maid
at $20 a month, was married to Thom
as T. Eckert, Jr., heir to the $3,000,000
estate of the late General Thomas T.
Eckert, long president of the Western
Union Telegraph company.
Preacher Cute His Throat.
Malta, la., Nov. 23. Rev. J. O. Kind
etroin, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran
church here, cut his throat with
razor. It Is believed he wta to sane.
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TWO VICTIMS OF THE
POLICE COURT TODAY
i John Miller, who has been driving
a hack for C. L. Martin's barn for
some timeKgot an over dose of stimu
lant last evening and became en
thuse dto an extent which rendered
him beltgerant, and on going to the
barn he started to batter down the
office door, and succeeded In break
ing a window. Night Policeman
Henry Trout was summoned and had
very little trouble In taking John Into
custody. This morning the young
man was In condition to appear be
fore Judge Archer, who listened to
the account of the Infraction of the
ordinance, and announced the decis
ion of the court to be that the defend
ant go hence, and before going, pay
$19.00 and costs, In default of which
the condemned man should rest In
the city department of the county
Jail until the fine and costs were paid.
John defaulted, and there was noth
ing for the officer to do but to cast
him Into prison.
One other specimen of humanity,
who called himself C. W. Kose, was
taken before the police court as a
plain drunk this morning, and as this
was his first offense In thU vicinity,
he was hit for $5.00 and trimmings.
However, the Judge relented to bo me
extent, and dated the term of service
to begin 30 minutes from the time
sentence was pronounced, and In
formed the Rose that It he would
evaporate within that time, and not
return, that the sentence would re
main suspended, ltoso quickly left
the court room and put himself with
out the city limits forthwith.
Notice to Creditor!).
State of Nebraska, Cass County, ss.
In the matter of the estate of John
II. Walllnger, deceased.
Notice la hereby given that the
creditors of said deceased will meet
the administrator of said estate, be
fore me, County Judge of Cass Coun
ty, Nebraska, at the county court
room In Plattsmouth, In said county,
on December 12, 1910, and on June
14, 1911, at 9 o'clock, a. ni., each
day, for tho purpose of presenting
their claims for examination, adjust
ment and allowance.
Six months are allowed for the
creditors of said deceased to present
their claims, and one year for the ad
ministrator to settle said estate, from
the 12th day of December, 1910.
Witness my hand and seal of said
Counly Court, at Plattsmouth, Ne
hraska, this 10th day of Novomber,
(Seal) Allen J. Decson,
Cimm1 Sound Sense.
A business man who does not want
to see the fruits of his Industry go
Into other pockets than his own must
learn to turn down the schemers.
Every week, and In some weeks every
day, schemers come along with a
smooth line of talk and present
schemes which will double the profits
of the business man In a very Bhort
time, and which require only a small
Investment. Without stopping to In
quire why the schemer, If ho knows
so much more about your business
than you do, does not engage In It,
you often swallow tho halt, hook and
all, and send the schemer away with
your check in his pocket. The schem
er doesn't know so much more about
your business than you do, but ho un
derstands his own business, which as
Bumes, correctly too, that a large per
cent of business men, or men In busi
ness need guardians Beatrice Sun.
Judge Dwyer Hand Down HcInIoii
Judge D. O. Dwyer, who was ap
pointed special Judge to hear the evl
donrn In the Nebraska City water
Works and Light company's case
handed down a decision In tho caso
vesterday The decision of Judg
Dwyer was adverso to the corpora
Hon and In favor of the citizens.
The controversy arose over the re
suits of an election voting a franchise
for water and light, the election be
in hold about a year ago. The
Judge's decision renders the election
void, and the franchiso will fall. If
a franchise Is granted there will have
to be another election and the voters
given an opportunity to express them
selves on the matter.
Mrs. Kobert Sherwood went
Omaha this morning to meet he
daughter, Miss Carrie, who is return
Ing from Peru, to spend the Thanks
giving holiday with her parents
Live Stock and General Farm Sale
Five years successful selling renders
me thoroughly competent of handliw
your sale. Keferfence from those I
have sold for. Graduate from M issouri
Auction School. L5oe me at Perkins
Platta. 'Phone 142 Green
Slayer ol Bells Elmore Expiates
Grime on Gallows.
ETHEL LENEVESAYS FAREWELL
Only Small Group of Official Wltneteet
Attend Execution Crowds Kept
From Seeing Sight by Big Canva
Screen Put Up Before the Gallowa.
London, Nov. 23. Dr. llawley IL
Crlppen was hanged at 9:02 o'cioclt
this morulug In accordance with pre
The morning of the day Bet for Dr.
Crlppeu's execution afforded the.
gloomleet possible setting. A dens
fog overhung the city and traffic was
at a standstill.
The fog enwrapped completely th
walls of the prison where small
groups of loungers of the lowest class,
including many women, slouched si
lently, uwulling tidings from the hang '
No other murder ense of rocent
years nas taken such a hold on the
feelings of all classes.
Miss Le Neve, at the request of th
prisoner, paid a farewell visit to Crlp
pen at Pentonvllle prison. She reached
the place In a closed cab and was ac
companied by an elderly man, who re
Miss Le. Neve remained for a halt
hour in the visitors' room with the
doctor. During her stay the warder
watched the condemned man closely.
Crlppen slept well lust night and
this morning ate a henrty breakfast.
A few tenements overlook the prlif
on yard, and to bar the tenants from
glimpse of the tragedy a big canvas
screen was put up before the gallows.
Only a small group of official wit
nepses were permitted to attend, and
ovry effort was made to prevent mor
bid crowds from gathering In th
FAMILY OF FOUR CRUSHED
Child Saved From Harm by Bureau In
Fall of Cement Building.
Cleveland, Nov. 23. The wife ot
Simon Frutkln, tailor, his two small
children and a servant were crushed
to death by the collapse of a new
concrete mercantile building at Lo
rain avenue and West Thirtieth street
An explosion of undetermined origin
caused the disaster. A baby, th
youngest of the Frutkln children, was
savod by tho strength of a bureau un
der which It had rolled and which
supported a weight of many tons until
the rescuers found the little one,
crowing and unharmed.
Frutkln himself was badly Injured.
FrirtMn's little tailor shop stood
next to the big concrete structure
There came from the building next
door a tremendous crash; the high
wall that overhung their fragile home
bulged, groaned and then settled to
tho earth, burying the tailor's home
and his shop beneath It.
TWO COOKS SUSPENDED
Suspected of Putting Poison in Food of
Cadets to Cause Discharge of Chef.
Annapolis, Nov. 23. Suspected ot
complicity in a malicious attempt to
make many of the midshipmen ill and
thereby cast reflection on the ability
of the recently appointed chief cook.
C. J. Kldoley, commissary steward,
and William Harris, second cook, both
colored, have been suspended from
ditty and forbidden to enter the naval
academy pending tho completion of a
Within the last few days, more thaa
a score of the midshipmen have been
attacked with intestinal trouble, which
weakened them to such an extent thai
they had to bo sent to the hospital.
The Investigation has narrowed
down the cause of tne sickness to the
sugar used In coffee and desserts.
Tolstoy's Body In Grave.
Tula, Russia, Nov. 23. In tho old
home from which Tolstoy twelve daya
ago left to seek solitudo that was to
fie denied him, his body lny In state.
The public was freely admitted to the
room and for several hours nn un
broken line of peasant folk and others
of Iobh humble circumstances passed
reverently In front of the bier. The In
terment, on a hill in Aforun Wood,
was deferred till late this afternoon.
Third Degree a Myth.
Washington,- Nov. 23. That "third
degree" methods as a means of get
ting criminals to confess exists prin
cipally in the minds of dramatists and
apodal writers was the gist of testi
mony given before tho special senate
committee appointed to investigate
Democrats Have 63 Majority In House.
Washington, Nov. 23. The Demo
cratic representation In the next house
will ho 227, as against 1G3 Republic
ans and one socialist, according to
the roster of the house just published.
These figures give the Democrats
majority of G3 and a plurality of 64.
New Constitution Signed.
Santa Fe, N. M., Nov. 23. The New
Mexico constltut'onal convention ad
journed. All but seven Democrat
signed the constitution and all but
nineteen voted for it, while the seventy-one
Republicans voted for it and
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