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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 2, 1911)
ITH the closing of
1910, this firm desires to thank
the people of this cornminity for the
loyal encouragement with which you
have rewarded our efforts to conduct an
honest and a reliable store, and to ex
press the hope that through constant
improvement in serving" you, we may
merit the continuance of your confidence.
You have out best wishes foi a most
successful and happy New Year.
A New Year's Story
lly T. C. llarbaugh
Written for This Paper
IN JUDGEARCHER'S COURT
From Saturday's Pally,
Attachment proceedings were com
menced la Judge Archer's court yes
terday In two suits against William
Volk, a prosperous young farmer re
siding west of riattsmouth. The
plaintiff In one of the suits Is Wm.
Holly, who brings his action for
about $35.00, alleged to be for goods
sold to Farmer Volk at his special
Instance and request, but which up to
the time of tiling the attachment he
had Inadvertantly neglected to pay
for the name. The plaintiff In the
other suit Is A. Gelso, proprietor of
the liquid refreshment parlor at the
corner of Fifth and Main streets, who
claims that he has furnished refresh
ments In the form of goods, wares
and merchandise to Mr. Volk to
about the num. of $35.00, and in this
(axe, as In Mr. Holly's case, the de
fendant has never thought to leave
the money. Papers were placed In the
hands of Constable J. R. Denson, and
yesterday afternoon an attachment
was levied on a team of horses be
longing to the defendant and taken
Into the custody of the officer.
Defendant Volk Is not In Cass
ounty and his whereabouts at present
Is not disclosed to the Interested
and unless Mr. Volk appears the
team may be sold to satisfy the
claims sued on. A hearing is set for
the 3rd of January.
BASKET BALL AND FINE
DANCE AFTER THE
, INCREASED TOLL BATE
The State Journal asya that the
state railway commission has denied
the application of the Plattsmouth
Telephone company for leave to In
crease Its toll rates in Cuhs county to
a level with the Hell company. The
riattsmouth company has been pur
chased by the Dell company, but the
injunction suit of the state to pre
vent consolidation is still pending In
the supreme court. The Increase
asked for by the Plattsmouth com
pany is from a flat rate of 13 cents to
on equality with Dell company toll
rates, which would amount to an in
crease of from 5 to 10 cents. The
commission heiii a hearing in Novem
ber and finds that the evidence pre-
spiiteed by the Plattsmouth company
Is not satisfactory, but on the con
trary the commission finds that the
company 1b paying dividends of from
10 tu 12 per cent, and Is laying by a
Biirplus for betterments.
The basket ball game last evening
at C'oates' hall between the PlatU
mouth high school and the German
Turners drew a large and enthusi
astic crowd to witness the event.
Doth teams put up a good game and
general satisfaction was shown with
the decisions of both the referee and
umpire. In the first half the Tur
ners took a good lead on the high
Bchool and the .half finished with the
wore standing 19 to 9, in favor of the
Turners. In the second halt the
lilgh school showod a great Improve
ment, playing a good fast game. The
final score stood 31 to 12 In favor of
the Turners. After the game a most
delightful social danco was held and
a large crowd of young folks enjoyed
themselves. Tho music was furnished
by the always pleasing M. W. A.
orchestra, which is alone a guaran
tee that the mualc was all that could
be asked. Doth teams will probably
have games here later with out of
town teams and should bo well pat
Officials of the same were: Hef-
ree, Rlchey; umpire, White; time
keeper, A Tries; siorerB, Frlike and
Dies In lllinolH.
Mrs. William McCauley received a
message yesterday Informing her of
tho death of her brother, Charles
Iatham, which occurred at his home
near Dlandinsville, Illinois, early yes
terday morning, from pneumonia.
Mrs. McCaulley was quite unprepared
for the news as she had not been in
formed of his sickness, which had
been of but a few days' duration.
The deceased waa well known to
, many In this city, having at one time
been an employe of the Durllngton in
the local shops. lie died on the old
homestead, which lie and his brother
owned together. Mr. Latham was a
single man, his wife having died
about one year ago, and leaves sur
viving, his sister, Mrs. McCauley of
this city, Mrs. Joel Messersmlth, and
Mr. L. P. Latham, of Havelock.
Mrs. McCauley departed for Dlan
dinsville on No. 2 last evening to at
tend her brother's funeral.
l0:uu j at the poiicunan, hU equal in i
1 ibytca! Ftreujrth, and for a momrnt '
Hester heard the boating of her heart.
"Who's the warrant for, officer?" he
"Hut, Mr. Gentry, the gentleniaa's
name is Sydney," ut in Hester. "He
t has Just assured me of that."
I "You ladles will ever believe man,"
was the policeman's answer.
The miner stood rigid in the middle
of the room. He had none of the crim
inal about him, and in a little while
he had enlisted Hester Morley's sym
pathy. "You couldn't wait till he explains,
Mr. Gentry?" she said, addressing the
"Why, no, Miss Hester. You see, he's
but a common "
The man took a hasty step toward
the policeman and his hand shut, but
he checked himself.
"You represent thelaw.however often
it blunders," he said, stepping back.
Hester stood like a statue of marble
In the luxuriantly appointed parlor.
Her face waa very white, and as tae
miner spoke their eyes met
She turned to the officer.
"Is the charge upon which you hart
arrested this gentleman a serious
one?" she asked.
"Quite so, miss."
. "Is It a crime that is bailable under
the laws?" .
"Then send for Hester Morley when
be needs bail. I am worth enough In
HE well-to-do home
of the Morleys
was In a quiet
street, and, as they
were quiet people,
they could not
have been better
suited. The house
Itself was not un
like Its neighbors,
and but for the
number over the
door, which was
333, one not ac
quainted with the
street might have
taken some other
house for It If he
were hunting the
Morleys. One winter day a tiny hand
drew the heavy curtains aside and a '
face appeared at one of the front
panes. Everybody knew Hester Mor
ley, a prim little woman of pleasant j
ways, the busy president of a char
itable circle, and withal a person to be my own right, I suppose."
admired. She looked at the snow "jiy stars, yes," cried the pollce
whlch lay In the street and over the j man. "They'd take you for $50,000."
pavement, and for a moment watcnea
DIFFER AS !
Leading Bankers end Business
Men Take Dip Into Future.
PREDICTIONS FOR YEAR VARY.
JOHN H WALSH,
Convict Banker Is
Said to Be Dying In
Itt'tiu-tiM Homo Vnini Mali'.
Mr. and Mrs. John Nemelz re-
turned homo from Dlalr this morn
Ing, where they have been visiting
for the past few days with Mr. and
Ulrs. W. J. Foral, Mr. Nemcts' early
partner in biwlaewa In this city. They
report a most enjoyable time with
their old flrcuds. Mr. and Mrs. Foral
halve a hotit-efriudiLln and near
Plattsmouth who will bo'verylntteh
lilcased to loam that they are enjoy
ing good hoallh and prosperity in the
fullest sense of the term.
LEE ALLISON RELEASED
FROM INEBRIATE ASYLUM
The Lincoln Journal in speaking
of tho release of Lee Allison from the
dlplomanlac ward In the state asylum,
Bays: "Judge CornlBh of the crimi
nal division of the district court yes
terday ordered Leroy Allison released
from the state hospital for the Insane
on the ground that the man had not
been regularly committed. Allison Is
an elderly farmer living in Cass coun
ty, near Plattsmouth. He was sent
to the hospital as a dlplomanlac, De
comber 20. A few days ago his at
torney Instituted habeas corpus pro
coedlng8 to have him released on the
plea that no sentence had been passed
on him by the Cass county commls
Blon and Allison had not been al
lowed to present testimony in bis
Lee came down from Lincoln last
evening, and "row hero went to his
homo, near Murray.
Miss Geraldlae Rosa, who has been
visiting her mother at the Maaonl
Home during the Lolldays, was a pas
senger to Omafca on the afternoon
From Fierce County.
wRay.-hrlt!nj!sHcr and wife, from
near Osmond, Nebraska, are lu the
city this week visiting with their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennett Chrlswls
ser. Mr. and Mrs. Chrlswlsser have
lived In Tierce county for the past
two or three years and have been In
every way prosperous. They have
hosts of friends In old Case county
who are always pleased to see them.
one of her neighbors who swept the
white covering into the gutter.
A boy who knew Hester's face hur
ried past and glanced at the window to
receive a nod from her and to throw
back as he passed "A happy New Year,
The girl she was scarcely a young
woman yet smiled at the boy and
watched him out of sight. .
In another moment the bell rang
and Bhe turned as the maid was heard
to enter the hall.
"A stranger, ma'am," said the maid,
looking Into the parlor. "I am sure I
don't quite like his looks, and"
"What does he want. Ida?"
"I can't tell. He insists on seeing
the lady of the house and I've said :
she wasn't In; but it does no good." i
"Let him come In, then."
Hester walked over to an arm chair .
and seating herself waited for her New
Year's visitor. She was not kept wait- j
ing long, ior iaa naa aamutea tne can
er, and she heard his step in the hall
way. She looked him over from head to
foot as he entered the parlor, a tall,
somewhat uncouth man In the thirties,
with strange, shuffling ways, and, to
her, out of place In the cozy room.
"Miss Wemyss, I believe?'" he said,
bowing to Hester.
"Miss Morley," wps the correction.
"This Is not the Wemyss residence.'
The man looked confused.
"It used to be. did It not?" he
"Yes, sir. Father purchased It
from Jacob Weymss, the sugar mer
chant, three years ago, and changed It
"And the family?"
"I think they left the city soon aft
erward. The old gentleman died, he
was a widower at the time, you may
remember, and Miss Wemyss mar
"Married? That's not very queer.
Women do that, I know. Married, you
say? I can't quite grasp It"
Hester looked pityingly at the man.
He seemed to have received a
"I haven't seen her for five years,"
aid he. "I went away on New Year's
day, and I came back on the. same an
niversary. So you're MIsb Morley?"
Hester bowed again and studied the
face before her. It was strong and
handsome, despite the uncouthness
"I don't look like city people yet. It's
because of my life in the mines," he
said with a smile. "It's not just the
life that tends to keep one up-to-date,
you see. My name Is Sydney. You
may have Leard the Wemysses men
"Degglng your pardon, I did not
know them personally. You say you
have been living in the mlnea? I once
bad a friend who went west, took to
mining, too, I believe. Dut never mind,
Mr. Sydney, 1 trust you will find your
friend, the once Miss Wemyss, and
permit me to wish you a happy New
'After this, miss?" smiled the man.
"After coming back to the city after
five years' absence and on New Year'B
day, too, getting into the wrong house
and Introducing myse!f to a strange
young lady? It seems like a dream."
Hester was about to reply when the
door boll rang sharply and Ida's voice
was heard In the hall.
In another moment the servant was
at the parlor door, her pretty face
quite white and her vole in gasps.
"The police, Miss Hester!" cried the
girl, and vanished.
The stranger started from the chair
he had taken near the fire uni threw
a look of horror toward the door.
"I'm sorry, miss," he said. "This Is
marring an otherwise happy New
Year's day for you. They may be
looking for me," and then he fastened
bla eyes upon the door which opered
to admit an officer.
"I beg pardon, Miss Morley," said
the policeman, glancing first at Hes
ter, "It's a queer New Year's call, but
It's duty, you see. I am under the ne
cessity of taking charge of your caller
the gentleman yonder.
; The returned miner seemed to In
rease half an Inch In stature as fc
Without the wind was shaking the
leafless trees along the gutter, and
Into the roou came the sound of bells
tickney Says Abundant Harvests,
Returning Extravagance and In.
creased Production Ingalls Says
Saving Habit Will Again Be Current.
New York, Jan. 2. What does the
year 1911 hold in the way of business
and development in the United States?
This question has been asked of
leading bankers, railroad men and
business men whose opinions carry
weight and are entitled to considera
tion. While some of them are Inclined
to take a roseate view of the outlook,
the weight of opinion is that there is
not likely to be a business boom dur
ing the year just beginning. Here are
Borne of the opinions:
A. D. Stlckney, former president of
the Great Western railroad: "In a few
months congres3 will take a long va
cation, the soil will continue to pro
duce abundant harvests, 'imagination
and prophecy wLl regain their posi
tions, returning extravagance will sus
tain Increased production and 'boom'
will go the market."
r - i. r a I....
"""" -r8-" v.cw. Washington. Jan. 2.-ReDresentative
David R. Forgan, president City I cullop of Indiana called at the White
Dank of Chicago: "The most helpful House to ask President Taft if it
features in the present banking situ- j would be possible to expedite consld
atlon is that we . have successfully ' eration of the application for the par
weathered the crop-moving period, and ' don of John R. Walsh. Cullop repre
the resulting easier tone will sooner j Bents the district in which the Walsh
or later lead to renewed activity both 1 quarries and other Industries are lo
in the investment market and general I cated.
business." j The president told the congressman
W. R. Ingalls, editor Engineering j that the petitions in the Walsh case
and Mining News: "The factor of; were being briefed for his consldera
chlef encouragement in the financial ' tion and that he expected to pass on
outlook, it seems to me, may be gener- the matter within a short time.
SEES TAFT ON WALSH PARDON
President Tells Indiana Congressman
He Will Soon Pass on Matter.
alized, as the tendency among people
once more to accumulate savings, or
perhaps, I should say, the recognition
At the department of Justice it was
stated that the Walsh case had not
been taken up yet on account of other
of the economic necessity of so doing. ! pardon cases which precede it. It was
This means the reduction of extrava
gances and the Introduction of in
creased economics in production."
C. H. Huttlg, president Third Na
tional bank, St. Louis: "I do not look
for a business revival during 1911. I
believe trade will be stationary."
Graham G. Lacy, banker, St. Jo
soph, Mo.: "I believe there will be a
gradual revival of business In 1911."
Roswell Miller, chairman of the Mil
waukee road: "In my opinion the
cross and net earnings of the railways
during the year 1911 will show a de-'
i crease from last year."
said that it would be several weeks
before the appeal reaches the presi
dent with the attorney general's recommendation.
NATION'S DEFICIT TAKES DROP
"Who's the Warrant For, Officer-
In the nearest steeple. The clang of
the heavy front door aroused Hester
Morley and she started forward.
"He didn't look like it. Miss Hes
ter!" exclaimed Ida, whom she en-
! countered In the corridor. "Dut, then,
you can't always tell by one's looks.
And today, too. Why, R'a New Year's,
"There, Ida," broke In Hester. "It's
a terrible mistake. I feel it He
got Into the wrong house; be was look
ing for Miss Wemyss that used to be."
"My old mistress?"
"Yes, I believe you told me once that
you lived for a yoar with the fam
ily." "Didn't I? She sent a young man
off one time in a petl I'll never for
get It. It ' -as New Year's night. She
had a temper, Miss Wemyss had, but
she was beautiful. I remember seeing
him In this very hall under the chan
delier and he told her that when he
came back rich as rich as she was
why, she'd be glad to see him."
Hester's breath seemed to go in
"You don't remember his name,
Ida?" she cried.
"It was Jeftrys Sydney I'll never
forget the name."
Down over the great city came the
flakes of airy white. Everywhere Jin
gled bells and resonant laughter was
on every breeze. It was an auspicious
opening of the New Year.
"That Is Jeffreys Sydney," said Ida,
with posltlveness, as she looked at the
prisoner at the police court bar.
There were a few questions, a story
of life in the western mines and the ro
tund gentleman in the high-backed
Discharged! I congratulate you,
Mr. Sydney, and wish you happy New
A little color came to Hester Mop
New Year Finds Finances of Treasury
SAYS RATE INCREASES
ARE NOT JUSTIFIED
Attorney for Interstate Commerca
fc Commission Files Brief.
Washington, Jan. 2. The railroads
In official classification territory are
scarcelv Justified in their demands for
Washington, Jan. 2. The new year i increa8ed freIeht rates, in the oninion
finds the finances of the United States
treasury lar improved over the condi
tion in which the business of 1910 was
of Frank Lyon, attorney for the inter
state commerce commission. This, he
indicated in a brief filed with the corn-
begun. When 1901 began the treasury : mtBgi0n in the case now under invest!
spent some $26,000,000 more than it
had taken in. That sum took no more
account of the extraordinary expenses
for the Panama canal.
The beginning of 1911 finds that def
icit reduced to $6,000,000 and the to
tal deficit, including Panama ex
penditures, reduced to almost $26,000,
000 on all accounts, practically the
amount it was a year ago.
The year closes with about $86,000,
000 in the general fund and a working
balance of $34,000,000 in the treasury
offices. This Is considered by treas
ury officials a remarkable showing in
spite of more than $130,000,000 having
been advanced out of ordinary funds
for the canal construction. The show
ing seems to sustain Secretary Mac
Veagh's declaration that the treasury
would be able to keep an even keel
until congress passed legislation to al
low an issue of securities upon the
plana he had laid down.
Would Issue Bonds.
Such a plan as Mr. MacVeagh and
gation. It relates to the proposed ad
vances in class freight rates in eastern
Mr. Lyon discusses the subject from
a statistical viewpoint. He presents
tables showing the cost of materials
last year and in several of the years
within the decade. According to
these, prices of approximately one
third of the materials have advanced,
while the remainder have either de
creased or remained stationary.
In a discussion of stocks and bonds
Mr. Lyons says the rate of interest on
railroad bonds has risen from about
3 to 12 per cent as compared with over
16 per cent on funds loaned in Massa
chusetts and in the District of Colum
bia. He points out that In four In
stances the rate of return on railroad
bonds has actually decreased since
1904. It Is suggested also that the
values of the stocks in 1910 of many
of the eastern carriers show an in
crease over the values of the same
stocks in 1901 "and almost universally
Senator Aldrich has so far worked out j n advance over the values of June 30,
contemplates the issue of $50,000,000
or $100,000,000 of Panama bonds, not
to be available for national bank cir
culation and at a rate of Interest high
enough to make them attractive to
investors. Such a plan promises to
develop into legislation when congress
settles down to work.
Not only do the working balance
and the general fund show their
strength after the six months' strain,
but the ordinary deficit for tho fiscal
year has been actually reduced. The
close of the first month of the fiscal
year found the cash drawer out some
$9,000,000 on ordinary accounts. The
first half of the year closes with that
ley's checks and she left the room with reduced to $6,000,000, although it has
"The wrong house proved his salva
tion, after all, Miss Hester," said the
There was no answer, but the little
Inuy v.bo heard pressed her cheek near
the carriage window and. looked half
dreamily Into the street
Perhaps the heard the bells, perhaps
she heard the wofd "discharged," as It
had Just fallen from the lips of the po
lice Judge; at any rate at least she
It was a happy New Year's day for
two persons. Jeffreys Sydney saw one
form vanish from his memory and an
other took Us place, and Hester Mor
ley Just a year later heard bells that
chimed many glad wishes on ner
been as high as $14,000,000 within that
time. Close check on expendituies
with added receipts in some quarters,
Resumption of negotiations for a
reciprocity treaty between the United
States and Canada will begin next Sat
urday. Surrounded by his Intimate relatives
John Alden Dix took the constitu
tional oath of office as governor of
New York at his Albany home.
John N. Vandervrles, province chief
of Lawrence. Kan., was elected wor
thy grand chief with other officers of
the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Defending the action of the subcom
mittee of the senate, which Investi
gated the bribery charge against Sen
ator William Lorlmer of Illinois, Sena-
which, however, have probably been tor Johnson of Alabama Issued a state-
offset by decreases In others, have , nient.
gradually worn It down.
The working balance Is now $4,000,
000 bettor than the close of the first
month's business found it and when
It la considered that several times
since the fiscal year began the ready
cash has sunk as low as $26,000,000
and the general fund as low as $84,
000,000, the present condition gives
satisfaction to those treasury officials
who have been predicting that the
government's finances would rtght
themselves In the face of an abnormal
Following the discovery of an al
leged shortage of nearly $60,000 In the
funds of the Westfield Savings bank
of Westfield, Mass., the treasurer of
the Institution, Velenus W. Crowson,
was arrested and arraigned In court.
Seated on a sofa In the parlor of
her home in Cumberland, Md., the
dead bodies of Miss D. H. Elosser,
twenty-three years old, and Charles
Twlgg, thirty-five years old, were
found by the mother of the girl. Doth
apparently died from cyanide polson-
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