The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 12, 1910, Image 6

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Highway CcnYen!Ion Vi:i Be Held
at Des Molces Dec. 29.
Woman it Found Murdered at Van
Wert and Police Are Holding Five
Young Men on Suspicion of Com
plicity in Killing.
Iks Moines, la., Dec. 10. A meet
ing of men in the state Interested in
good roads 111 the southern part of
Iowa was held here tor the purpose of
arranging a program for a highway
convention to be held here Dec. 29.
Many members of the legislature will
be Invited to participate and an or
ganization will bo effected to secure a
state appropriation In aid of good
roads. A similar convention held last
t-piing came to naught, but it la be
lieved that now some results can be
tecured through the legislature.
Woman Mysteriously Killed.
Mrs. Iiee Znrneg lies dead at Van
Vert with a crushed skull and five
young m n are In Jail ad a result of a
drunken quarrel In which Zarnes was
sittacked and his wlfo rushed to his as
sistance, only to bo knocked down
with a club nud killed. Sheriff An
drews rounded up five young men. two
brothers named Young and three
brothers named Teale, under suspi
cion. They admit having been at the
Zanies home, but nay they bad nolh
lug to do with tho killing.
Three Deaths From Typhoid.
While tho city health officials claim
1 hut the typhoid fever epidemic is on
the wane, three deaths have occurred
in Des Moines In twenty-four hours.
More than 100 cases are under treat
merit In local hospitals.
Coal Rates Lowered.
The Iowa board of railroad commls
h loners announced a material reduc
tion in freight rates on soft lump and
nut coal within Iowa. The rates on
steam or slack coal remain unchanged
Why U the Pole Not Kemovcd?
At tie last nuking or tne city
council an order was male requiring
the Bell Telephone company to re
move a pole which obstructs tne elec
ilc light for a block west of the cor
ner of Eleventh and Main streets, but
up to the hour of going to press to
day nothing had been done toward
omplylng with the order of the coun-
11. notwithstanding almost two
eeks has elapsed since the order was
made. It may be that the manage
ment has been too busy preparing
'hrlstmas presents to attend to the
matter, or It may be that the company
thinks the council only makes orders
for a sort of pastime with no Inten
tion of enforcing them.
There Is no doubt but the pole Is a
ulsance, and was placed there only
within the past few weeks, and if the
company will not move it on being
requested to do so, then the city au
thorities should pay some one to
hop the pole off and get rid of it
summarily, if it can be done In no
other way. The citizens of the town
are taxed for the maintenance of the
light and it is exasperating for a cor
poration to arrogantly place a screen
In front of the light and refuse or
neglect to remove It when attention
Is called to It.
Dean Freer Has Secured Pledges
4130,000 to Half Million Fund.
Mount Vernon, la., Dec. 10. Tho
Cornell college canvass for $500,000 Is
progressing with a satisfactory degree
of success. Dean Freer, who has
charge of the campaign, Is giving his
entire time towards the raising of the
fund. All of his classes are being
conducted by Professor Hudson ot
Halter university during the time
which he Is engaged In the raising of
tho fund.
Itev. J. O. Dobson, D. D., of the
clfiHB of 1883, Is busily engaged In as
sisting with the proposition and to
Kether with several others on the com
mittee, are entering most heartily Into
the work. Already there have been
unconditional pledges to the extent o'
$130,000, which In addition to the
$100,000 donated by the Educational
board, make a total of nearly one half
f the required sum.
One of Largest Properties In Wlscon
, sin Wrecked by Water.
Dubuque, In., Dec. 10. The Baxter
mine, one of the largest cine producers
In tho Wisconsin district, located at
Cuba .flty, twenlj miles Wt of here
was the scene of an accident which
nearly cost tho lives of twenty-five
miners. The men were ready to do
mend In the mine to work when I
was found (he mill pond was leakfh
Into the shaft. The walls of the dam
quickly gave way and in a few mln
tites the mine had been filled to th
lop of the shnft. The damage will ru
into thousands of dollnrs.
Secretary of Inferior Stalls
His Annual Rapart.
Cilia llycr for KlioiilT.
A. A. llyers was endorsed for the
offlco of sheriff of Lancaster county
at a meeting of tho Lincoln and Have-
lock branch of the International As
Hoslatlon of Machinists, in Lancaster
hall at Havelock Inst evening. Mr.
llyers Is now postmaster at Have
lock. The annual election of officers
was to have been held last night, but
was postponed until after the special
meeting Sunday afternoon. At this
meeting to be held at 3 o'clock in tho
Lancaster hall, the Havelock ma
chlnlsts may try to break away from
the joint organization of Lincoln and
Havelock railroad men and form a
separate organization of their own
Nearly the full membership of 120
men were present at the meeting last
evening Lincoln Journal.
Resigns PonUIoii.
Miss Nettle Moore, who has been
employed as stenographer and book
keeper for the Olson Photo company
for the past year, resigned her posi
tion a month ago, which resignation
went Into effect today, having secured
position as stenographer at the
storehouse ot the local Burlington
shops. This position was made
vacant by the resignation of Mrs.
Bertha Todd, who will depart on next
Monday for Long Beach, California,
where her parents now reside and
where she will make her home in the
future. Miss Moore entered upon her
new duties this morning. Miss Moore
Is a most estimable, as well as popu
lar young lady, and we wish her all
the success possible In her new post
Mehan Will Case Compromised.
Ida Grove, la., Dec. 10. The contest
if the will of the lute Benjamin Me
ban was settled by an agreement en
tered Into by the parties. Benjamin
Mehan died April 20, 1908, and left a
$50,000 farm and his city homo to his
nn, Arthur. The other children were
left legacies of from $500 to $1,000 and
they pued to break the will. The two
ulsters, Kate OBrecht and Mary
O'Meara of Ida Grove, and James Me
han of Wnverly, Kan., were the plain
tiffs. By the agreement Arthur Me
han, the executor, agrees to pay Mrs.
OTlrecht $4,000, James Mehan $3,000
nnd Mrs. O'Meara $500. In exchange
they agree to give him quit claim
deeds to the farm.
guile ft Billiard Content.
Quite an interest was manifest last
night at Arrles' billiard parlor over
game of billiards between Hon. Matt
Coring, ot this city, and Max Koehn
of Nebraska City. Matt. Is qulto
lover of the game and always enjoys
setting good billiards played, but in
this contest It could be readily Been
that he was no match for Mr. Koehn
and Matt of course lost. Mr. Arrles
parlor Is quite a favorite resort for
those who love the game, and th
proprietor Is becoming very popular
on account of the manner in whloh
ho treats his patrons.
Advances Recommendations for New
Legislation or Amendments to Ex
isting Laws Favors General Leas
ing System of Oil and Gas Lands.
Washington, Dec. 9- In his annual
report, Just made public, Secretary
Balllnger of the department of the In
terior devotes a large amount of space
to public land problems. After reciting
the history of the public domain and
jiving statistics to show that there Is
now remaining unappropriated and un
reserved 711.98C.409 acres of public
md in continental United States and
Alaska, the secretary says:
"Heretofore, as will be seen, It has
been the policy of congress to dispose
of the public lands to those who were
deposed to make the best use of
them, none of which were disposed of
Ith a view to securing revenue for
governmental support.
Under more conservative theories
the question now is of saving the rem
nant of the public lands from mon
opolization or misuse without aband
onlng the old policies of encouraging
development. The highest productive
use of these lands Is the concern of
the people. The methods of securing
this use are the concern of national
and state governments.
New Amendments.
"New or amendatory legislation re-
pectlng our public lands should be di
rect, simple, effective and relate prln
clpnlly to the proper form of disposi
tion of the withdrawn lands water-
power sites, oil lands, coal lands and
rights-of-way over public lands.
"As has been shown, the unapproprl
ated public lands of the public land
states and territories amount to about
712,000,000 acres and as compared
with the private lands In these various
states are but a small percentage of the
territory thereof, and the federal gov
ernment should not undertake or as
sume the entire burden of the conser
vation of the natural resources of the
states In which they are situated, for
has been demonstrated that the
states are capable of taking care of
these questions In a large measure, as
s shown by the legislation effectual
Ing these purposes In states like Mas
sachusetts and Washington at the ex
tremltles of our country."
The secretary reports marked ad
vances In administrative methods and
efficiency within the department dur
ing the year. He also reports that the
recommendations made from time to
time by the committees appointed at
the Instance of the president to sug
gest economies, and changes to Im
prove the service are being put Into
effect wherever existing law will per
mit, without waiting for legislation.
Referring to oil lands the secretary
Two Mason City Men Have Nosei
Broken While Driving in Auto.
Mason City, la., Dec. 10 A peculiar
accident occurred here In which B. P.
Moore, head machinist, and C. A. Tyr
rell, superintendent of the Colby Motor
company plant, had their noses
crushed and broken.
While driving an auto the machine
ran over a high bump in the road
which threw the occupants of the car
against the top of the car, driving
their hats, which were ttfff, down over
their faces. Mr. Tyrrell had his nose
broken by the Impact against the au
to top, while Mr. Moore's nose was
crushed and lacerated.
Aged lowan Was Commander of Guard
at Execution of Mrs. Surratt.
Dubuque, la., Dec. 10. Colonel P.
W. Crawford, eighty years old, com
mander ot the guard at the execution
of Mrs. Surrat and others for complic
ity in the assassination of President
Lincoln, died here. He had served
several terms In the Iowa legislature
and was a resident of the state for
seventy years.
Burlington Railway Is Hauling
Water In Tank Gars.
i cub" mi
Burlington, la., Dec. 10. The lowest
stage ever known In the Mississippi
river is now recorded fllteen and one
half inches below low water mark of
18C4. This unprecedented stage is
caused by tho drought which has dried
up .many contributory streams
throughout the noithwest. This fail
ure of the water supply is menacing
the stockmen and the railroads. The
latter are compelled to haul water In
tank cars for many miles to suppiy
their water tanks which have become
dry. At the West Burlington shops
wooden tank water cars are being con
structed at the rate of six a day and
are being used to haul water from the
Mississippi here to Mount Pleasant,
la., and other cities to the westward
and as far east as Monmouth. It is
feared that Rice Lake at Galesburg
may fall and the company Is preparing
to haul water from here to that point.
The water, tanks are composed of two
Inch planks tongued and grooved and
bolted together with long rods. They
are placed on flat ears for transpor
tation and long trains of them move
In and out of Burlington every day.
Mental Suggestion, Love
Devotion Play Their
Varied Parts.
the powerful elements of
suggestion intertwined with
the series of delicate situations and
love parts, "The Climax" which
comes to the Parmele Friday, Decem
ber 16, should. If precedent Is any
criterion, be greeted by a large and
enthusiastic house, as it was last
This quaint dramatic document,
Glled to overflowing with interesting
and verile elements, touching to the
quick every emotion in tne human
make up, tells a story of a woman,
youthful In years and experience,
who early In life, as a legacy from
her famous mother, aspires to honors
on the operatic stage.
Her suitor of puritanical. Ideas, a
prominent physician, and a friend of
her childhood, to prevent her from
accomplishing her life's dream, sets
out to ruin her God-given voice, not
from a desire to be malicious but
through a selfish desire accentuated
by her unswerving devotion.
After an operation on her throat,
preparatory to her receiving a hear
ing before a great impressarlc, he
treats her voice, and by mentally sug
gesting to her that she Is unable to
sing, her voice becomes hopelessly
lost to her.
By an accidental disregard of the
suitor's prescription, "an atomizer,"
the girl's voice Is restored. The doc
tor suitor confesses. Such Joy both
op and off the stage is seldom notice
able In the theatre.
The plot, peculiar to the stage,
give. the principals excellent oppor
tunities to show their musical and
dramatic talents. One of the de
llghtful charms of the play Is the In
cidental music especially written for
the play by Jos. Carl Brlel, a promt
nent organist or a Fifth avenue
church In New York. Miss Florence
Webber plays the part of Adelina,
and her voice and personal charm,
(apthaled the most blase of the great
metropolis, where the play ran for
eighteen months.
Says Arm) Needs Dirigibles
and Aeroplanes.
Poultry Show at Iowa Falls.
Iowa Falls, la., Dec. 10. The Indica
lions are that the annual poultry show
to be held In this city next week will
be the biggest meet lug ever held by
the Northwestern Poultry association
and Secretary If. 8. Dixon states that
the number of Inquiries and entries
are unprecedented in the history of
tho association.
Death of Mrs. Tlulie.
Dan Rourke, of Manley, received
a message announcing the death of
his sister, Mrs. Charles Tighe, at
Bancroft, Nebraska, and loft at ones
tor that place to attend the funeral,
which was held Monday. Mrs. Tlghe
was a resident of Springfield for a
number of years while her husband
was engaged In the grain business
there. They moved to Bancroft
eight years ago. She is survived by
her husband and six children, and
also by a number ot relatives in Cass
county. Louisville Courier.
leasing sbum oi oil buu gas ucunuii
lands, such a system as will promote
legitimate development of this indus
try, prevent monopoly and conserve
one of the great natural resources ot
the country."
Other recommendations for amend
ments to existing laws or for enact
ment of new laws are as follows:
"Amendment of existing desert land
laws so as to limit the maximum of
area which may be entered to 160
acres; to extend the time within
which final proof may be made to sev
en years, but Impose the additional con
dition of actual cultivation ot not less
than one-half the Irrigable area of the
entry for a period of not less than
three years prior to final proof.
"Repeal of the commutation pro vis-
Inna r 9 Vt A KnmnnlAAil Invar mm I tklai
una ui iiiu iiuuit-Diruii tan, ui )i tuia i I I J A l a
be deemed Inadvisable, modification of j vlBUea Amcnca'
the present laws so as to require two
years' actual residence, cultivation,
and Improvement as a prerequisite to
commutation. Also provide that no
potent shall Issue under any commut
ed homestead entry herenfter made
except to citizens of tho United
Independent Irish Leader Brown
Out by Nationalists.
London, Dec. 10. Totals show that
the coalition parties have thus far se
cured 241 seats In the new parliament
and the unionists 207 seats. The
unionists have gained twenty-one con
stituencies, the liberals fourteen and
the labor party four.
News of special Interest was the
defeat of Timothy Healy at Louth,
which constituency he has represented
In the house of commons for eighteen
years. The Redmonltes brought all
their forces to bear In turning out the
man who may be said, almost, to be a
more bitter opponent of the Irish lead
er than O'Brien himself. Healy 13
known as the Ishmael of nationalist
politics and has followed an independ
ent course since the downfall of Par
nell, to which he largely contributed
Another Interesting development was
the capture of the only nationalist
seat In Belfast by Joseph Devlin, one
ot the Redmond party, who recently
CmbNtone Joshing.
I If you'd be happy, gay and free,
And not be glum and surly,
ust up and get a move on you
And do your shopping early.
The larger the bird the tougher
it is.
The fellow with set habits seldom
sets 'em up.
The open season for cakes and
asses is now on.
When you look for romance go
mong strangers.
A little mystery makes a whole
community gossip.
It's the dead game sport who
thlnk's he's a real live one.
A man In a millinery store feels
like a bull In a china Bhop.
When you start to run a bluff
make It strong then stick to it.
The man who looks for luck to
help him out is always In a rut.
If it wasn't for money there would
be no use for penitentiaries.
The more life insurance a man has
the larger will be his funeral.
If you understand a boy you'll
have no difficulty In understanding a
There in nothing quite so pleasing
to the sterner sex as a little con
The only time a girl is real com
fortable Is when she has on her old
Wanted Her Body Burned.
Mount Pleosant, la., Dec. 10. The
dying request ot Mrs. Charles D. Walk
er, wife of a promluont Mount Pleas
ant man, who died ot cancer of the
stomach, was that her body bo cre
mated and the ashes consigned to the
Mississippi river. The body was tak
en to Davenport today for cremation.
Benign Her PonUIoii.
Miss Daisy Twlss, for several years
manager of the local telephone ex
change, resigned her position last
Saturday and left Sunday for Cali
fornia. Mrs. Miller of Greenwood
was Installed to fill the vacancy. The
Courier takes pleasure In Introduc
ing her to the people ot Louisville as
a lady ot high standing In her home
community Louisville Courier.
Mr. J. B. Vallery, ot Murray, was
a Plattsmouth visitor this morning
doing the weekend shopping.
Congressional Campaign Committees
File Reports In Washington,
Washington, Dec. 9. The Republic
an congressional committee received
177,461 and disbursed $74,373, while
the Democratic congressional commit
teo received $27,790 and disbursed
$27,771, during the recent campaign,
according to the reports filed with the
clerk of the house of representatives
The largest individual co.trlbutlon
to tho Republican fund waB wade by
Representative William B. McKlnley,
which amounted to $5,000. A contrlbu
tlon ot $5,750 was received from the
treasurer ot the Union League club of
Philadelphia. The Republican state
committee of Louisiana contributed i
$2,000; formor Secretary of the Treas
ury Leslio M. Shaw, as treasurer of
the Manufacturers' club of Philadel
phia, $1,630, and John Pltcalrn of
Pittsburg, $1,000. The national com
mittee gave $887.
The largest Individual contribution
to the Deraocratlo fund was $1,000
from W. 0. Deer of New Tork city.
Eight Men and Two Women Arrested
In Brooklyn Asked to Give Big Bond,
New York, Dec. 10. Ten alleged
kidnapers, eight men and two women
arrested In Brooklyn in the raid on a
tenement which resulted in the recov
cry of GluBephe Longe, the eight-year-
old boy, who was stolen from his par
ents on Nov. 19, were held In $10,000
ball each for examination next Mon
day on the charge ot kidnaping. Marie
Rappa and Antonetta Monilo, the two
women under arrest, carried babies In
their arms.
Information Wanted. -
If any reader of the Journal knows
of the whereabouts of Frank Cherry,
whose home Is near Akron, Colo.,
please notify me at once. Will pay
all postage. N. W. CHERRY.
2t-w-12-9 Harrlsburg, Colo.
Young Creel Held as Hostage.
San Antonio, Dec. 10. Bernabe
Ellas, a courier from Mexico to the
family of Francisco I. Madero, brings
tho information that the revolution
lata have captured Enrique Creel, Jr,
son of Enrique Creel, minister of for
elan relations to Mexico. They are
holding him as a hostage. Creel I
held in the mountains near Chihua
hua City. ,
Rents Pesthouse for Home.
Granite City, 111., Dec 10. Under an
agreement to vacato on a day's notice,
James Smith, a mill worker, moved
his family into the Granite City pest
house. Scarcity of houses caused
Smith to rent the pesthouse from the
city for $12 a month. If a smallpox
rase appears here Smith must give his
home to the patient. -
Mr. Vern Perry and wife, and Mr.
G. Klser and wife, drove In from
their homes In Eight Mile Grove this
morning and boarded the morning
train for the metropolis to look after
some business matters during the
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
nnocRT wiiriNcniJ i it irvi iiuuiif
Dunbar, Neb.
Dates'made at this office or the
Murray State Bank. (
.Good Serviet Reisoniblo Site
Secretary of War In Report Says That
France and Germany Have Made Big
Progress in Aerial Work While Unit,
ed States Has Stood Still.
Washington, Dec. 10. J. M. Dickln-
ton, secretary ot war, In his annual
eport recommends that the govern-
nent provide the army with both diri
(ible airships and with aeroplanes for
nstruction purposes and for field
vork. He Bays in part:
"Aerial navigation is attracting
worldwide attention. Marked progress
las been made in this art during the
ast year. Its possible influence upon
:l art of war is much discussed
imong military authorities the world
ver. Recently In Berlin and Paris
pportunity wa3 afforded me to Wit
less aviation tests that were belne
nade there by the military, and I was
mpressed with the Interest and activ-
ty displayed In the development of
'.his new art with special reference to
ts possibilities for use in the military
"Information from abroad indicates
hat at the present time Germany pos-
lesses fourteen military dirigible air
mips and a number of aeroplanes and
France seven military dirigible air-
hips and thirty aeroplanes.
France Orders Dirigibles.
"Late Information received from
Prance indicates that the French gov
jrnment has recently ordered eleven
lew dirigibles of different dimensions,
whose delivery will take place at dif
ferent times within the next twelve
'The following is an extract from a
eport of an officer of the United
States army on the autumn maneuvers
)f the French army from Sept. 15 to
3ept. 18, 1910:
But the most striking thing was
he aeroplane. The French have made
wonderful progress in this respect. I
law Lieutenant Bellenger in his mon-
plane rise right out of a wheat stub-
ale field. The biplanes and mono
planes were everywhere. They trav
eled with great speed and must have
leen everything except where the
:roops could be concealed in the
woods. An efficient aeroplane corps
b certainly Indispensable to an army.'
"The United States, which was the
Srst nation officially to recognize the
leroplane for military purposes and
which conducted at Fort Myer In 1908
the first public flight of a heavier than
xir machine, has since that date made
no addition to its aeronautical equip
ment, which at present consists of one
small practice dirigible balloon, one
nTwIrrtii MAinr1onA an1 rhroa amoll nan.
tive balloons.
It is contended by some that dirig
ible balloons and airships will at best
prove to be of doubtful utility in war
fare. The fact remains that all Eu
ropean first class powers are devoting
a great deal of attention to the sub
ject of military aeronautics and are
displaying marked activity In the de
velopment and supply of both the
dirigible and the aeroplane for war
purposes, while the United States Is
practically at a standstill In this matter.
'In my Judgment the time has oome
when It would be wise to make ap
propriations adequate for providing
the signal corps with a reasonable
number of the better type of machines
for Instruction purposes and for field
Strength of the Army.
"At the date of the last reports re
ceived from the military departments
(Oct. 15, 1910) the actual strength of
the regular army was 4,310 officers
and 67,459 enlisted men, a total of
71,769. As compared with the strength
reported last year this shows an in
crease of 101 officers and a decrease
of 4,381 enlisted men, making a net
decrease of. the regular army during
the year of 4,280. These figures do
not Include the 3,486 men of the hospi
tal corps excluded by the act of March
1, 1887, from classification as part of
the enlisted force of the army. There
were also in the service 166 officers
and 5,100 enlisted men of the Philip
pine scouts.
Enlisted Men.
"The total number of enlistments
In the army during the fiscal year end
ed June 30, 1910 (exclusive of the hos
pital corps and the Philippine scouts),
was 17,973, of which 7,268 were re
enllstments and 10,705 were original
"The death rate from disease Is the
lowest which has ever occurred in the
Seacoast Defenses.
"During the past fiscal year three
ten-Inch guns and forty six rapid fire
guns have been added to the number
of guns actually available for service
at our seacoast defenses."
Bedouins Massacre Turkish Garrison.
Constantinople, Dec. 10. A tele
gram from Jerusalem states that
Bedouins have massacred the Turkish
garrison at Kerak, a town in the Turk
ish vilayet of Syria, and killed more
than 100 Christian Inhabitants of the
place In revenge for the execution of
a Bedouin chief.