The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 02, 1911, Image 1

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The New Officers for 1911 Chosen are T. H. Pollock, President;
J. P. Falter, Vice-President; E. H. VVescott, Secretiry and
Rae F. Patterson, Treasurer.
Has Arm Injured.
William Gravitt, employed In the
I coach shop, had the misfortune, about
9 o'clock this morning, to have a
heavy diaught timber fall on his left
arm, breaking the bone of the fore
arm. Mr. Gravitt went to the sur
geon's office and had the injury
dressed and will be off duty for
several days. He is fortunate in not
having the arm broken, as the timber
which fell on him was large and of
great weight.
From Friday's Daily.
The Plattsmouth Commercial club
held its third annual election of offi
cers in its hall In this city last night,
the following gentlemen being eleet
euTT. II. Pollock, president; J. P.
Falter, vice president; E. II. Wescott,
secretary and Rae Patterson, Treas
urer. A resolution endorsing the commis
sion form of city government was
A resolution was offered by R. B.
Windham endorsing New Orlans as
the city in which the club favored
holding the exposition celebrating the
opening of the Fanama canal, and In
structing members of the legislature
from this county to vote for that city
when the question arises this wintei
The resolution was laid over to the
next regular meeting and made a
special order at that time.
There was a fairly gooa turn out at
the annual meeting last evening, and
President Falter called the session to
order shortly after 8 o'clock, the
minutes of the October meeting were
read showing the action of the club
at the time the proposition from Mr.
Chopleska was discussed and accept
ed. Mr. Falter then stated that for
the benefit of the members of the
club a report from the Plattsmouth
Realty company would be considered.
Xlr. Schneider stated for the building
committee that $5,000.00 had been
raised by subscriptions, about hp.If of
which was paid in and expended. That
the building for the engine factory
was almost completed and would be
turned over to the committee this
week or next. That the balance of
the subscriptions would now be re
ceived, and that it Is likely a little
more money would have to bo rained
A letter had' been received from
to meet the needs of the enterprise.
Mr. Chopleske stating that he had an
order for six engines winch was
almost out and that this would be
Mr. Windham offered the following
resolution: "Resolved, That the
Commercial Club of Plattsmouth is
In favor of the commission form of
city government on principles most
practicable for cities of .the size of
Plattsmouth, and is In favor of other
municipal reforms.
"Therefore, Be It Resolved, That
the president of the club appoint a
committee of five on municipal legl
leslatlon, and that they be Instructed
to confer with the members of the
legislature from Cass county relative
to all questions affecting our city's
After considerable discussion the
resolution was adopted.
Mr. Windham then proposed an
other resolution favoring the location
The following officers and teachers
were elected at the annual hoard
meeting to conduct the affairs of the
Methodist Sunday school in this city
for the year 1911: C. C. Wescott,
superintendent; E. C. Hill, assistant
superintendent; Mrs. Howland, pri
mary superintendent; Etna Crablll,
assistant primary superintendent;
Mrs. Emily Morrison, superintendent
home department; Wanda Ramsay,
assistant superintendent home de
partment; Alice Tuey, superintendent
cradle roll; George Morrison, treas
urer: Charles Carlson, librarian:
of the Panama Exposition at New jcnnings Solvers, assistant librarian;
Orleans rather than San l1 rancisco, I jjalden Brown, secretary; Andrew
and argued that the location of ', yl0ore, assitsant secretary; Lillian
Plattsmouth on the Missouri river InJ Thnmnson. enrolline secretary: Zel
which Plattsmouth was deeply inter
ested in the improvement of the
river which would be aided by boost
ing for New Orleans, also that the
jobbing interests of Omaha, and the
Mississippi valley would be greatly
aided by the Impetus given from a
great exposition at New Orleans rath
er than on the coast.
Mr. Schneider was of a different
opinion,' and believed that the club
should go on record for that which
would benefit Nebraska most, and he
thought to have the exposition In
San Francisco would force the travel
ing public from the east to pass
through the great state of Nebraska,
thus giving investors an opportunity
to see what advantages the state
offered to capital, and in this way
the resources of the state would be
advertised and the whole state bene
fited. Mr. TIdd wa3 not sure which
city he was in favor of, but was In
clined to the belief that Mr. Schneid
er's view wss the correct one for the
club to adopt. Mr. Farley then pro
posed an au endment to the proposed
ma Tuey, chorister; Hazel Tuey,
organist; George Becker, door keep
er. Teachers: E. II. Wescott, W. L.
Austin, Laura Peterson, Wm. Winn,
Thos. Glenn, Edna Wescott, Don
York, George Hall, Margaret Mapes,
Ilettie Cummlngs, Wm. Kirby, Virglo
McDanlels, Elizabeth Kerr, Mrs.
Gobelmann, F. M. Phoebus, Clara
Austin, Mrs. Sybil Brantner, Zelma
Tuey, Edna Morrison, Alice Tuey,
Mrs. E. C. Hill, Genevieve Hayes,
Miss Baugh, Georgia White and Nel
lie Carlson.
completed by the end of the second resolution by deferring action until
week in January, and that tho third
week in January he expected to be
ready to move his plant into the new
building here.
Communications were then called
for, and Secretary Wescott read a
letter from a party in Wisconsin who
operates two or three canning fac
tories in that state and would locate
another If conditions were favorable.
The requirements would be for from
1,000 to 1,500 acres of sweet corn
i-aised by the farmers in the vicinity
and other products to be canned, such
as pca3, tomatoes and other vegeta
bles. Wescott also read a reply to
tho letter assuring the manufacturer
that there would be no difficulty
about having the produce to can, and
further Inquired as to the number of
employes likely to be used, whether
the plant would run the year round
or only part of the season, and other
matters of interest were Inquired
Into. The letter of the secretary was
written but a short time since and
time for reply had not yet expired.
In his general report the secretary
said there had been twenty meetings
of the club, called and regular, dur
ing tho year, and that much had been
accomplished toward the Improve
ment of the interests of the city.
Under the head of new business
the next regular meeting of the club
and make It a special order for dis
cussion, the president to select two
members of the club for each side of
the question and have the matter de
bated before any action should bo
taken. The amendment was voted.
The subject of .coming legislation
on a parcels post was then called up
and quite thoroughly agitated, and it
was decided to have Mr. P. P. For
drea, of Omaha, come to this city
next Tuesday evening and give a talk
on the subject at the club.
Mr. A. L. Tldd offered an amend
ment to the constitution to the effect
that the membership fee Bliould be
$5,00 per year paid In advance, or
if paid monthly, it should be CO cents
per. month; which wa3 adopted.
The meeting was a very Interesting
one, and the best of feeling wa3 mani
fested throughout the discussion of
the different matters brought up. Mr.
P. Thlerolf moved that a committee
of three be appointed to secure a new
list of members and collect the mem
bership and give receipts. The mo
tion prevailed. It was also voted to
give a banquet on the installation of
the machinery In the gasoline engine
factory building, which will probably
occur about the time for the next
regular meeting.
Judge Travis held a session of the
district court today and handed down
decrees In three divorce cases. In
the case of Luther Mead against Lu
cinda Mead, the plaintiff, who resides
in Union, sought a divorce from hU
wife, who resides in the state of
Washington, on the ground of deser
tion. Personal service was had upou
the defendant in the state of her resi
dence. The court found the allega
tions ot the petition true and made
The case of Charles Peck against
his wife, Minnie, divorce was sought
on the ground of cruelty on the part
of defendant. The court took a simi
lar view of the case from the evi
dence and granted tho prayer of the
In tho case of Mary J. Roberts
against her husband, Frank F., the
plaintiff alleged that she was mar
ried to defendant in 1899 and that
notwithstanding the fact that she was
a faithful wife, the defendant had de
serted her on the blank day of Feb
ruary, 1909, taking with him their
oldest child, Edith, aged 8 years, and
since that date had failed to provide
anything toward the living expenses
of the plaintiff and the remaining
children, Orval, aged four, and Carl,
aged two, and that" plaintiff had been
compelled to support herself and chil
dren by washing and other laborious
work. The prayer was for absolute
divorce and the custody of tho chil
dren, which tho court decreed as the
plaintiff prayed.
Case Is Hotly Fought and Much
Interest Shown.
From Saturday's Daily.
V hotly contested complaint before
tho Cass county board of insanity was
being tried before Commissioner D.
O. Dwyer, J. M. Robertson and Dr. B.
F. Brendel In the district court room
today. The complaint was filed by
Mrs. Ida Mick, of near Alvo, against
her husband, Georgo 11. Mick, whom
she charges with being an inebriate,
and seeks to have htm restrained at
Lincoln at the hospital for the In
sane. The complainant was repre
sented by William Dalles Dernier,
the state by County Attorney Taylor,
and the defendant by M. Gering.
The lllc3 of the district clerk's of
fice disclose that on the 5th day of
December, of this year, Mrs. Mick
filed a petition for divorce against her
husband, alleging among other things
that they were married on the 7th
day of July 18SG, soon after that time
defendant began tho use of lntoxl-J
rating liquor to excess, and that the
past three years he had drank to
excess and had become an habitual
drunkard. That his conduct toward
her and tho other members of the
family was not what It should be,
that he had made threats and called
her vile namesi The petition also re
cites that six children were born to
them, two of whom aro married, the
other four residing with Mrs. Mick,
and she prays for the custody of the
children as well as a decree for di
vorce. Veda, her sixteen-year-old
daughter, was with Mrs. Mick at the
trial today, and the young lady gave
testimony in support of her mother's
contention, stating that her father
had been drunk on tho night of the
21st and also the night of the 21th
of December. The young lady made
a most excellent witness, her replies
to tho" CTosa-examlmtlon of Mr. Ger
ing being clear cut and bearing tho
stamp of frankness and truth, she
could not be embarrassed nor made
to contradict her direct testimony.
The accused had the following named
gentlemen subpocnled to testify in
his behalf: J. B. Blair, W. E. Pall
lng, Henry Grler, Dave Affulm, Wm.
Althouso and Ira Morgan. Mrs. Mick
also had a number of witnesses to
prove the allegations of her com
plaint. From the nature of the cross
examination it appeared that the de
fendant would depend on the fact
that he never neglected his family
and that for this reason the com
plaint should be dismissed.
Good Bouds in ('u.vs.
Cass county has long been credited
with having some of the best roads in
the state. This statement is made by
the autolsts and the farmers. Be
tween this city and Plattsmouth there
were several places where the roads
were always wet because of the hedge
fences cn each side of the road. Harry
Rolfe made a trip through that coun
ty yesterday and he says that on a
stretch of ten miles or more the
hedges were being cut down Ne
braska City News.
A special from Lincoln to the
World-Herald, under dnte of Decem
ber 29, says: "If Superintendent
Poulson and his republican allies
think they aro going to stampede
"dry" democrats into a coalition with
the republican party simply to punish
other democrats for being opposed to
county option, they are reckoning
without taking Into consideration
several things, one of which la human
nature. Mr. Poulson Is credited with
being an average clever politician,
but he has apparently made tho mis
take of believing that favoring coun
ty option Is akin to belrtg besotted
with his plan of adopting it.
"Unfortunately for his plan to dis
organize the legislature he made the
mistake during the last campaign ot
attempting to compass the defeat of
several "dry" democrats who were
elected. In a number of legislative
districts both candidates announced
themselves as favoflng.county option.
Instead of adhering to his promised
policy to "keep hands oft" in such
districts the Anti-Saloon league su
perintendent lent aid and comfort to
the republican candidates In every In
stance. "Inasmuch ns democrats won in
some of -theso districts the con
sequence Is that they are fighting
mad at Poulson, though still remain
ing loyal to tho principle of county
option. They want none of Poulson's
dictation and will resent Interference
by him just as much as they would
resent Interference by brewery interests."
From Friday' DaUy.
Lee Allison, who was sent from
here a few days since to the Inebriate
asylum at Lincoln, it seems Is very
much Incensed at the action of the
Insanity board of this county, and
proposes to fight for his liberty. The
State Journal of last Wednesday con
tains tho following allegations that
Lee makes:
"Alleging that he la being unlaw
fully deprived of his liberty by Super
intendent Woodward of the state In
sane institution, Ixroy Allison, a dip
somaniac patient from Cass eounty,
yesterday afternoon asked tho dis
trict court for a writ of habeas cor
pus. The petitioner declares that he
was commlUod to the Institution by
tho board without its having valid In
formation and he was not permitted
to Introduce- testimony in his own be
half. He asserts that he Is not a dip
somaniac or "dope" fiend. He says
that ho Is confined to a ward with
Insane persons, and not being In gooil
health, he wants to be liberated. Tho
writ was presented to Judge Cornish
of the criminal division of tho district
court, who Issued an order summon
ing Superintendent Wuodard to ap
pear with Allison on December 30th
at 9:. 10 o'clock to show cause why the
petitioner should bo held.
Addison Walt, who will bo the sec
rotary of st-a'e after January G, has
had copies or Ins proposed automo
bile regulation law printed and will
be glad to place them in tho hands
of any one Interested In tho regula
tion of motor traffic.
Tho proposed law provides for a
roiriulrntlon fee of t." for automo- . ......
. . , , i jury was nresseu by the company s
biles and $2 for motorcycles and a 0 . . .
rest for a few days.
condition are not permitted to drive
an automobile. In case of an acci
dent the driver must stop and give
his name and address and license
number or wake a report to the near
est police station or judicial officer.
William llalVke Injured.
William Haffko, an employe of the
Burlington blacksmith shop, sus
tained a serious Injury to his left foot
a day or two ago by stepping on a
nail which penetrated his foot caus
ing a very painful wound. The In
Veteran Newspaper .Man Visits City,
Mr. A. M. Karnes ana wife, of
Burlington, Iowa, who have been vis
iting his brother, Mr. L. H. Karnes,
of this city, for a few days, departed
for his home on the morning train to
day. Mr. A. M. Karnes Is a veteran
In the newspnper business, having
founded the Bloomfleld (Iowa) Union
Guard, In I860, which ho run for
some years, selling out later and re
moving to Burlington. Mr. Karnes
and wife have been visiting their son-in-law,
Mayor Bert Smith, of Sioux
City. They also have a son working
on the Slouc City Journal.
Henry T. IV1I Dies at Union.
From Friday's Dally.
Henry T. Pell, one of the pioneer
settlers of Cass county and ot Liberty
precinct, died this morning at his
residence near Union of cancer of the
stomach after an Illness of several
Mr. Pell was born In Missouri and
camo to Nebraska while It was yet a
very young territory, arriving here
about 1855, shortly after coming to
this-county he was married to Miss
Rachel Ervln, who with one son and
four daughters survlv the deceased.
The children aro all married and
have families of their own. They
are: Mrs. Frank Hugson, Mr. Jesse
L. Pell, Mrs. Art Peasley, Mrs. Ed
Mldklff, and Mrs. John Nlday. Two
sons, Merldcth and John, aro dead.
Mr. Pell also leaves two sisters, Mrs.
Nancy Ervln, ot Nebraska City, and
Mrs. Lydla True, of Coleridge, Ne
The Strongest Man.
Ono of the greatest men of the
world declared that the strongest man
Is he, who can always control him
self, whose will power Is stronger
than his passions. Some men cannot
deny themselves anything. They
known that their habits are Injurious
to their health, but will not change
them. They are ruining their som
achs, their nerves, their blood. If
they can he made to etop ami to use,
for a short time only, Trlner's Ameri
can Elixir of Bitter Wine, their diges
tion will become regular, their blood
pure, their nerves strong. Use It in
pll Irregularities of the dlp.tlon, lu
headache, constipation, nervousness,
backache, colic and cramps, as also
In weakness of the body, anemia,
periodical pains. Use It ns soon ns
your appetite will fall yoi or you will
notice some discomfort after eating".
At drug stoics. Jos. Trlner, 133.1-
IH.'tO South Ashland avenue, Chicago,
Illinois. A beautiful wall calendar
upon receipt of 10 cents In postage.
$10 fee for dealers' licenses. Tho
speed limit 13 fixed at between ten
and twenty miles, an hour.
Its most drastic provisions are con
tained In a section prescribing who
may drive an automobile and as to ac
cidents. Persons under 16 years of
age and . persons In an Intoxicated
Mr. Harry Cramer, of Red Cloud,
who has been visiting his wife's par
ents, Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Austin,
during the holidays, deparvd for his
home this morning, Mrs. Cramer re
maining for a longer visit.
Install Officers Sutmduy Kvcnlng.
The Haymakers will hold their an
nual installation exercises at their
hall In tho Red men's building next
Saturday night. The business for the
year will bo wound up, and after the
Installation ceremony a banquet ot
roast pig with tho accompanying side
dishes will be served and a royal
good time Is anticipated. Tho offi
cers to bo Installed are: Past Chief
Haymaker, William Gravitt; Chief
Haynraker, Frank Llbershall; Assist
ant Chief Haymaker, Chas. Neuman;
Keeper of Bundles, William Egcnber
Mrs. W. T. Mllburn went to Omaha
this afternoon to visit her soir'Ernest,
who was operated upon day before
yesterday, and a puss sack removed
from his Ride. The appendix was not
removed at this tlnje, but will be
later, as swn as the lad Is strong
enough to endure the operation.
Farmers' Mut mil Ins, Co. Meeting.
Tho annual meeting of the Farm
ers' Mutual Fire and Live Stock In
surance Company of Cass County, Nc
braska, is called to meet at the Hcil
school house In district number 88,
on Saturday, January 7th, 1911, at
1:30 p. m., for the purposo of elect
ing officers for the coming year, and
transacting such other business that
may come before the meeting.
Jacob Trltscb', President
J. P. Falter, Secretary.
Calendar For If) I 'J.
The Journal has effected arrange
mcnts by which it Is able to furnish
all grades of calendars for 1912 as
cheap as they can bo procured from
any printing establishment In the
west. We filmply make this an
nounccment In order that those who
are In tho habit of having calendars
can save their orders until they have
examined our samples. Wo will have
all up-to-date work and as soon as
our samples arrlvo a representative
will bo around to seo you. Save your
orders, and wo will convince you that
we have the goods to suit.
1 OK SALE p Farm.
Two and one-half miles cast of
Louisville, Nebraska, and overlooking
tho Platte river, wo tiavo for sale a
good farm of 102 acres at the ridicu
lously low prlc of JflO per ncre. Tho
land Is somewhat rough, but has good
rich soil, and If farmed In tho right
mnnner would produce largo crops
and greatly Increase the value of tho
land. Improvements small land Is
nil fenced. About CO" acres In corn,
bailee In hay and pasture. Posses
sion March 1, 1911, If you want to
know more about this farm bargatn
write or call on
Tho Byron Reed Co.,
212 So. 17th St. Omaha. Nph.
M2-29-3tw. ;
Mauled by (lie Judge.
Roy Chapln and Miss Maud Young,
both of Greenwood, arrived In tho
city this morning on No. 4, and
sought County Judge Becson's office,
where a marriage license was pro
cured and the Judge requested to Join
the applicants In marriage, which he
did,. MlfB Gertrude Beeson and Miss
Fl.-.enco Whito -attending"' nii 'wit
nesncs to tho ceremony. Mr. and
Mrs. Chapln departed for their home
this afternoon, via Ashland.
Mr. L. H. Hell, ot Eight Mile
Grove precinct, was In the city today
looking after business matters, and
paid tbe Journal office a friendly
rail. While here Mr. Hell renewed
his subscription to the Journal.
Notice of Dquullation of raving Tav.
To all parties and persons Inter
ested In tho Special Assessment and
levy of taxes for the payment of tho
cost of paving, curbing, grading, and
guttering Paving District No. 3, of
the City of Plattsmouth, State of Ne
braska, and especially to tho owners
of abutting lots on Fourth and Fifth
streets, between Main and Vino
streets and tho owners of abutting
lots on Vino street between Fourth
and Seventh streets, all of tho City of
riattsmouth, State of Nebraska:
You, and each of you, are hereby
notified that the Mayor and City
Council of tho City of riattsmouth,
State of Nebraska, will sit as a Board
of Equalization at the Council Cham
ber, In said City, on Monday, the 9th
day of January, A. D., 1911, at 9
o'clock a. m. until 8 o'clock p. m. ot
said day, for the purpose of equaliz
ing, assessing and levying a special
paving tax for the payment of tho
cost of paving, curbing, grading and
guttering Paving District No. 3, ot
said City of Plattsmouth.
You, and each of you, are further
notified that estimates of tho cost ot
such paving, curbing, grading and
guttering, against each lot and sub
division thereof, are now on file with
the City Clerk of Bald City where the
same may bo examined.
All objections, If any, must be on
file with the City Clerk on or before
8 o'clock p. m. of Monday, the 9th
day of January, A. D., 1911.
By order of the Mayor and City
Council of tho CIty'of Plattsmouth,
State of Nebraska.
Dated this 2Sth day of December,
A. I)., 1910.
B. (1. Wurl, John P. Sattler,
City Clerk. Mayor.
Injured at the Siicj'JU
Mr. Joshua Anarews, ono ufthe
mechanics In the machine shop, had
the misfortune this morning to have
a heavy transom from one ot the cars
which was being overhauled, fall on
his ar mthls morning badly bruising
It and lamlnp that member. Mr. An
drews went to the company surgoon
and had the Injury dressed. He will
have to lay off for some time.