The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 22, 1910, Image 1

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    Ilattemoutb Soum
NO 10
Myron Cline, a Lad Fourteen Years Old, While Skaling Breaks
Through Ice and Drowns.
From Monday's Dally.
A most distressing accident oc
curred yesterday afternoon about 4
o'clock at the Schneider pond near
the Burlington station at Cedar
Creek, which resulted In the death
by drowning of Myron, the fourteen-
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Mr. Kline resides on the F. It.
Guthman farm, two miles east of
Cedar Creek, and at the time the acci
dent occurred, Mr. and Mrs. Kline
were unaware that Myron had gone
eo far from home.
The llttlo boy was in the habit of
skating on a shallow pond near home,
but yesterday afternoon, in company
with Forrest Smith, a neighbor boy,
of about Myron's ago, together they
went skating on the larger pond near : The funeral will occur tomorrow,
the village. None saw the boys at ; Tuesday, at 12 o'clock, at the resi
the time they went on the pond, and '.donee of the child's parents, and ln
tho Ice, which appeared to be strong j torment will be made in Oak Hill
at the south end of the pond, was cemetery.
It has long been customary to be
stow and receive gifts at Christmas
time. Just how it came the custom
we can not say, but it is a beautiful
thing to remember those we love at
Chrlstmastide, when we are able to
do so ungrudgingly, and with affec
tion, good will and admiration. There
Is a perfunctory exchange of gifts at
this time of year that does not appeal
to us, and If we had our wav we
would call off the plan in vogue, and
adopt another which perhaps might
increase the happiness of more people
of the world. Those who are poor
and needy, the suffering and the un
happy, the unfortunate and the dls
pairlng are the ones to whom we
should first give our attention at
Christmas time. Many of them have
little or no reason to think that any
one in the world has a thought of
them or a throb of sympathy for
them. No society Is needed or should
be permitted to make the lives of
such persons happy; it should become
the personal duty of each of us to do
unto those who have so little to make
them happy. There are also those
who are neither poor nor in acute
trouble, whose lives have been one
long, Incessant grind with heavy bur
dens and anxieties. They need a
helping hand, an casing of their bur
dens. Manifold are the ways In which
they can bo made to forget their trou
bles. Then there are the children,
bless them. Who would not do some
thing to create another ring of joy
in their little lives? And it takes so
very little! The homes of the rich
have all too many costly things on
Chrlstn day; gifts so elaborate and
constant that they become blaso to
the Joy of receiving. There is where
Fhould be taught the love of giving.
Instead of loading them with baubles
unappreclatlve, give them money with
which to teach them the Joy of giving.
No one would ever have grown up
miserly if he had been taught in
childhood to be a generous giver. The
one great pleasure of life is the giving
of gifts to those less fortunate. No
other pleasure can equal It.
Removed to Bin home.
The follow ing in reterenee to W. B.
Reed, who had one of his limbs re
moved two weeks ago, to-ellay the
ravages of blood poison, is taken from
' the Council Bluffs department of the
i Omaha Bee: "XV. B. Reed, who has'
been in Mercy hospital for several
days, where he underwent an opera
S tion for blood-poisoning, by which he
j lost one foot, was removed from the
f hospital yesterday to his homo on
I Scott street. Dr. Cole, one of the
J surgeons who performed the opera
.!tlon, lost a leg a year or more ago
i and Is using an artificial member so
skillfully that few persons are able
to discern it. Mr. Rood has taken
the keenest pleasure In requesting the
loan of tho leg and threatening to
jnirloln it If he can catch the doctor
tosloep." The Journal is pleased to
note that Mr. Reed is improving so
thin at the north end, where a stream
of water rnns into it. The boys ven
tured too far toward the north end
unit both broke throuch the ice. The
untor a vprv iopn In this nond and I
the boys went over their heads at
nee. Their cries brought a man, who
was near the station to their aid.
By extraordinary effort the man
was able to save Forrest Smith by
reaching a board to him where he
struggled at the edge of the ice, but
Myron was beyond his reach, and
sank for the last time before any aid
could bo,rendered him.
Mr. and Mrs. Kline are prostrated
with grief over the unfortunate fate
of their son. The little boy leaves to
mourn Lis sad death, besides his par
ents, three brothers and five sisters.
Xo Wonder John Smiled.
Mr. John Crabill, the Sixth street
jeweler, wore the blandest smile this
morning when he opened up his store,
and for the first few hours, It is said
that he gave diamonds and gold
watches away.
The reason for the broad smile and
lavish gifts is said to have resulted
from a call at his house last night of
the stork, which left the sweetest
baby girl that the bird has ever left In
Plattsmouth. Judges of beauty have
seen the little lady and pronounce
her the cutest ever.
Henry Gering, of Omaha, is one of
the live wires of Nebraska. His name
and fame are well-known. Recently
at a manufacturers' dinner at
Omaha Mr. Cering said: "We manu
facturers have been awfully hide
bound about advertising. We have
been awfully afraid of spending a lit
tle money to let people know what we
are doing. I tell you the newspapers
are the biggest manufacturers we
have. They manufacture thoughts."
The speaker ,was a hustler at
Plattsmouth in the early days. Then
he went to Omaha where he Jumped
Into prominence by reason of his push
and enterprise. He learned there the
value of advertising on the part of
manufacturers. Fremont manufac
turers have long since learned that It
pays to spend a liberal amount in
newspaper advertising; it boosts the
products of every factory and helps
to keep a city on the industrial map.
Fremont Herald.
The Clarence Case.
The following special rrom i.nieoln
in the Sunday World-Herald, gives
the pleas upon which the defendant
appeals fo the supreme court: "John
Clarence, of Cass county, convicted of
manslaughter after tho death of John
P. Thacker from a revolver shot
wound, has appealed to the supreme
court, asserting that new evidence, a
new witness and a prejudiced Juror
are among the reasons why tho case
should be reversed. Thacker was shot
January 13, 1909, and died six days
later. Clarence was sent to the peni
tentiary for ten years."
Card of Thanks.
We, the undersigned, beg to return
our sincere thanks to the many kind
neighbors and friends, who adminis
tered to tho relief of our dear de
parted husband and brother during
his illness and especially do we thank
Mr. I). O. Morgan, Canon Burgess and
tho kind friends who acted as pall
Mrs. Addle Billings and family.
J. C. Billings.
Mrs. Harriet L. Hunter.
Elizabeth I. Murphy.
Ella M. Spencer. ,
(race D. Copeland.
Mr. A. L. Todd and Mr. A. E.
Todd went to Omaha this morning to
spend the day Inspecting an up-to-date
dairy farm near that city.
The basket ball game played Satur
day night between the Plattsmouth
high school team and the Council
Bluffs high school team was won by
tht visitors in a score of 23 to 10. The
game was of only ordinary swiftness,
resulting probably from the deliber
ation of the referee, who did not de
cide the points as quickly as many
referees do. This resulted In making
the players impatient and their eager
ness to be at the game again caused
it to take on a somewhat rough ap
pearance, lieece, of the Plattsmouth
team, did splendid work and won the
applause of the spectators. The game
was refereed by a gentleman from
Council Bluffs.
The FlattsmouUi line-up for the
first half was: Dalton c., Rcece r. f.,
Lynele 1. f., Schlator r. g., and Ilerold
1. g. The line-up for the second half
was the same except that Noble
played as left forward.
Tire ball given after the game was
a very pleasant fenction, the music
being furnished by the M. W. A.
IN Tcnt'aiils Bound Over.
County Attonuy C. II. Taylor lie
a complaint Saturday afternoon be-j
foro Judge Archer, charging forgery
against Tom Davis, real name un
known, and Charles Peabody, real
name unknown. The information
was in two counts, complaining
against defendants charging them
both as principals, first with making
the forged check on the 14th day of
December for the sum of $5.90,
using the name of Herman Leefers,
and, second, charging them with, on
the same day, of passing the forged
check. The defendants were ar
arralgned before Judge Archer the
same afternoon and on waiving ex
amination were remanded to Jail in
default of ball. The jury having
been discharged, the defendants will
board and lodge with Deputy Sheriff
Manspcaker until the next term of
court, the date of the convening of
which is yet to be fixed by Judge
Travis. v
A Wonderful Instrument.
Without a doubt the finest camera
ever shown in Plattsmouth is to be
seen in the west window of Weyrich
& Hadraba, the kodak dealers. This
camera has just been received from
the Folmer ft Sehwing division of the
Eastman Kodak Co., and Is the high
est type of camera made. It has a
focal piano shutter which will work
at speed of 1-10 to 1-1 00th of a sec
ond, or time exposures of any dura
tion. Tho most important device
which It has, however, is one which
enables the operator to see the imago
of tho object about to be' photo
graphed up to the very Instant of ex
posure. This camera is suited for
all kinds of photography from tho
mile-a-nilnute automobile or birds on
the wing, down to indoor photogra
phy. It will be in the window for a
few clays only, so do not fall to sou
it and let Weyrich & Hadraba give
you a catalogue of kodaks.
I'lalntilT (iivon Verdict.
From Monday's Dully.
In the case pending in the district
court entitled Jesse Blunt vs. the Bur
lington Relief Department, the jury
was given the case after argument by
attorneys for both parties, which
were completed about noon Saturday.
The Jury was out but a few hours
when it brought In a verdic t for the
plaintiff for tho sum of $3 IT., the full
amount sued for. The case will prob
ably be appealed by the defendant to
the supreme court. The Jury was dis
charged for tho term.
Judgo Travis excused the Jury for
the term on last Saturday evening
and adjourned court until December
30th, w hen business is to come before
the court. Tho Judge and court re
porter, Earl Travis, are In Nebraska
City this week holding court.
Report Corrected.
Mrs. James Sago returned from
Omaha last evening, whero she had
visited her sister, Mrs. O. M. Streight,
for a short time. Mrs. Sago says that
Monte Streight is getting along very
well. Tho account published In tho
Journal last Frlelay was somewhat
exaggerated, as Monte's leg was
broken in but one place, and there
had not been any danger of his losing
his leg. Monte's friends hero will be
pleased to know his Injury, although
serious, Is not as bad as rumored.
Charles Poisall Wins lYUo.
The alphabetical add in the Jour
nal Saturday and which Is couched
in rhyme, for which a prize was of
fered to the party discovering the
two misspelled words in the ad, and
reporting same first to John Crabill,
was won by Chalrlcs Polsall. Edith
Grassman was first to report, but be
ing a relative of Mrs. H. A. Bates,
Mr. Bates directed that the next one
in with a report should take the prize,
this being Charles Polsall, a duplicate
of the souvenir was presented him.
The ad has excited much Interest and
every patron whose name appears in
the ad has had his business well ad
vertised. Ill US 10 IK
FiTin Tuesday's Polly
Stanley Hall, who resides with his
parents near Roik Bluffs, was found
Saturday owning near the jail vio
lently Insane and taken Into custody
by :i;',U Policeman 1 1. Trout and
placed in the county jail. Ho became
ro Solent that straps had to be put
en his arms. Tills afternoon a hear
ing vr.s had before the Insanity board
composed i f 1). O. Dwyer, J. M. Rob-
crtso'i and Dr. Iireiulei. or .Murray.
A : large number of spectators filled
tlio equity court room during the
hearing, and the patient was seated
in a chair within the vailing usually
occupied by tho counsel and parties,
with his arms strapped to his side.
At times in reply to the questions put
to him by Mr. Dwyer, tho man would
appear to give rational answers, but
at one time when pressed for an an
swer, he arose, walked about the
room singing a religious song, lie
was afterward asked If he frequently
sang religious songs, and he said he
did not. He stated that he had not
been sick until Saturday night in the
Jail, but that he had suffered at times
with pains In his head, due to neural
gia. Mark Furlong and Iem Bates
wer,o sworn, and testified to singular
actions of tho patient during the past
two weeks. The board found him a
fit subject for restraint at the hospi
tal for the insane at Lincoln. Dr.
Brendel thinks he may recover. Some
of his neighbors say that he has been
addicted to the use of raw alcohol
and that this has got the better of
At a hearing on the complaint of
friends, the county board of Insanity
commissioners thl safternoon, Iec
Allison, was committed to the asylum
at Lincoln as an Inebriate. Mr. Alli
son was taken to Lincoln this after
noon. About California.
We are In receipt of a letter from
George A. Hess, who formerly resided
In Alvo, this county, but who is now
making his home in California, In
which he says ho has been receiving
the Journal ever since ho has been
in California and that it is a welcome
visitor and asks us to change his ad
dress from Ixis Angeles to Alhanibra.
Mr. I less also states that ho has been
a resident of California for two years,
that the climate Is fine, that there Is
no end of fruit, but prefers Nebraska
and lias no regret for the forty years
spent In this state?, llo also states
t hat living expenses In California are
much higher than in Ne braska and
that one can make a livelihood much
easier In Nebraska and bo much more
independent. Ho states that butter
sells at HO and 00 cents per pound,
eggs .r0 cents per dozen, chickens at
$1.00 each, wood $18.00 a cord, hay
$L'0 per ton, most everything being
much higher there than in this part
of the country.
May IV' Blood Poison.
George Thomas, clerk at Kuns
man's ft Ranige's meat market has
been laying off since last Friday and
his physicians think ho may have a
caso of blood poison. About six
wee'ks ago ho scratched his finger on
a bono while cutting meat at tho
block and while this troubles! him for
a short time, the wound appeared to
heal. Last week tho arm began to
pain him and a knot has formed on
Mr. Thomas' side. Saturday ho did
not work and ho has not felt, liko
work since, in fact his physician ad
vises him to bo quiet for a tlmo. Mr.
Thomas was down this morning and
Is able to walk about, but may be off
duty for some clays.
Attorney Charles L. Graves, of
Union, arrived last evening and wathere was much In tho caso for plaln
looklng after some Items of business tiffs since tho goods In the shipment
at the court house this moriling. not cot respond with the goods set
Will Probably be Completed and
the Machinery
Frank Boyd, the contractor, is en-1
gaged today enclosing the machine
shop of the new gasoline engine build
ing. Tho roof was all on this portion
of the building this forenoon and .the
windows on the north side were In
position. This afternoon the tressel
work to sustain the roof over the
foundry is being constructed. The
roof Is of asphaltuin, known ns the
"Sun Asphalt" and is guaranteed to
last for years. The roof on the ma
chine shop will be supported by wood-
en pillars supported by a concrete
base, while the roof over the foundry
will be self-supporting, bolted to-'
gother with Iron rods. 1
If the good weather hoMs out, the
building, says Contractor Boyd, will
Pl'l rPOJirr
Utfi LUwJ'iLi'i
Harold Streight. who Is an ex
press messenger on tho Burlington
with a run from Chicago to Oumha,
met with quite a serious accident
Sunday night while on his run in
which he came near bleeding to
The accident happened a short dis
tance east of Creston, Iowa, and re-
suited from a cut in the wrist and
,the 8everInK ot an ortery There WBB
no one in the express car with him
at the time the accident happened
and the blood spurted from the cut
freely, only being checked by his
holding his thumb over tho end of
the severed artery until Creston was
reached. '
Tho cut was received from the
sharp edge of a glass In tho car door,
against which Harold threw his hand
In trying to save himself from a fall
caused by the lurching of the train
as he stepped from one part of tho
car to another. At Creston, while
the train was stopped Tor a short
time, Harold had ono of the train
men assist him In getting a handker
chief tied around tho wound and a
stick thrust hi It to twist it up tight
above the arte vy, and In this way con
tinued bis Journey to Omaha.
The pain resulting from the tk'ht
drawn bandage was terrific and In
spile of his efforts to stop the How
of blood Harold thinks ho lost about
two quarts of blood, and by tho time
Omaha was reached ha was becoming
very weak. A physician was at tho
station when ho arrived, and his
wound was dressed at once and the
artery caught up so as to prevent
further How of blood.
The physician says ho will have to
lay olT for a month, and It may be he
will have to go to tho hospital to
properly care for the wound. Harold
came down to Plattsmouth on No. 2
last evening and visited friends over
night reluming to Omaha on No. 1 "
this morning.
In Comity Court.
Judge Boeson was engage, 1 In the
trial of a civil suit today In which
the Fremont Foundry company was
plaintiff and Slander ft. Slander, of
Louisville, were defendants. The
plaintiff claimed there was duo on an
open account the sum of $120 for
material, consisting of iron beams
furnished defendants on a telephone
contract entered Into on the 13th of
July, 1910.
Tho petition alleges that on the
same day the company wrote Slander
ft Stander confirming the 'phone con
versation. Within a few clays plain
tiff was called up by 'phone by de
fendants ami asked the reduction in
price of one beam loss, which was ae
corded defendants, and the shipment
made. Attorney Rawis appeared for
the plaintiff In tho litigation.
Tho defendants were represented
by Attorney D. O. Dwyer and defend
ed on tho ground that the material
was not such as they had ordered,
and that In fact tho goods hail never
boon received by tho defendants, but
left at tho freight depot office sub
ject to tho order of tho foundry com
pany. Attorney Dwyer did not think
Ready for the Installation of
by Christmas.
be ready to be turned over to the
'ompany oy i nrisimas.
The men in charge have kept their
promise to make tho job a record
breaker In point of time used to erect
tho building, as the whole of the
work has been done In less than a
month. The building Is a fine look
ing structure and will bo a source of
pride to all who have contributed to
its erection, and w hen the machinery
Is installed by Mr. Chopleska. and
the smoke begins to curl from the
chimneys the hearts of all Platts-
month citizens will swell with nrlde
jut what the Commercial dub has
accomplished. And the succ ess of
1 Ii I etitonniio will no doubt tiro tho
zeal of our citizens to get still other
Industries to locate In Plattsmouth.
I out 111 the petition. Judge Boeson
i took tho matter under advisement
l!,fl(r t,le evidence wns In, and will
- 'ii.Ior n 'e isl
slon Thursday morning.
From TucKilny'ii hnlly
A 'phono message from Lincoln
this morning was received by J. E.
Douglass, informing him of the death
this morning of h".s aunt, Mrs. Jesse
Cromwell, wtiicn occurred at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Esther
Killon, In Lincoln. Mrs. Cromwell's
husband died about two years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell formerly
lived near Elmwood, In this county,
residing on a farm in that locality
for several years. Mrs. Cromwell's '
maiden name was Miss Anna McMur
ray, and she was the oldest daughter
of Rev. Smith McMurray, who, with
his wife and four children, all died
with the cholera at Waverly, Illinois,
within a few days, leaving only three
of the children surviving, of which
Anna McMurray was one.
' Mrs. Cromwell Is survived by three
sons and four daughters, all of whom
are married and have families of their
own. The sons are: William ()., for
merly attorney general of Oklahoma;
Walter, of western Nebraska, and
Thomas If., of Lincoln. Tho daugh
ters are: Mrs. Jones, of Kansas; Mrs.
Killon, of Lincoln; Fannie, of Kan
sas, and Mamy, of Oklahoma. Tho '
funeral will occur at Lincoln Thurs
day morning, Interment will take
place at Elmwood by tiie side of her
Boy Scouts MuMcr In.
From TiiPddnv'K I n II v
At the mooting or the Boy Scouts
Inst evening the following list of boys
took tho oath of a scout beforo Scout
Master Thomas and Chaplain Gade
and will bo found ready for scout
Edward McCauloy, Evans Noble,
Floyd McDanlol, Edgar Stelnhaur,
(Hon Edwards, Earl Schmidt man,
Carl Dalton, Pollock Parmolo, Win.
K. Fox, Jr.. John Miller. David Eber-
solo, David Windham, Harry B. Darl
ing, Henry Perry, IYte Patterson, Le
land P.rlggs, Emll llibl, Joe Eaton,
Phil Campbell, Joo Chapman, Chas.
There wore others whose names
are on the list who were not present
Inst evening to take the oath, but will
talo It at soiuo future time.
Sends lie lint I'p Toelity,
t'rnm Monilnv's Dally.
William Holly, the clothier, went
to Omaha this morning to transact
Himio business with Omaha jobbers,
and also to take Commissioner Fred
erick's stetson to tho hatter's. Mr.
Holly was requested to mako this
trip today, .as It was known that At
torney Dellos Dernier would not bo
In town, and tho package containing
tho hat would bo sure to get through
without accident.
(.'els Hand Ktabboel Willi Fork.
Mr. J. A. Klserl, of Murray, was In
tho city today. Mr. Klser had the
misfortune to havo the tine of a hay
fork stab his hand a few days ago bo
severely as to dlsablo him from any
sort of work for a time. Mr. Klser
was loading fodder at the time the
accident occurred.