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OMAHA Y. M, G, A.
Wholesale (mpriscninant cf In
, , mates ol Big Building,
MORE THAN HUNDRED CAUGHT
Throngs tn Attendance at Lecture and
Roomers Held for Vaccination and
Fumigation Owing to Discovery ot
Case of Smallpox.
Omaha, Jan. 9. With one of the
most palatial buildings In Omaha theli
prison, 150 young men, one woman and
the various employees of the Young
Wen's Christian association were
placed under rigid quarantine for
smallpox. The wholesale Imprison
ment was carried out under the per
sonal direction of Health Commls
sioner Connell, when It was learned
that one of the roomers in the build
ing was a victim of the disease.
Edward Geason, a clerk, la the
young man who suffered the Infection
and whose case after a week of uncer
tainty finally was diagnosed correeily.
Several hundred persons were leav
ing the assembly room on the second
floor, after the conclusion of an ad
lress by Rev. Thomas J. Mackay,
when the sudden quarantinue was be
Ing established. Health Commission
r Connell, with Police Surgeons Love
land and Harris, caused the names and
addresses of all those who chanced to
3e In the building taken.
Held for Vaccination.
While the large number of persons
In attendance at the meeting were
crowding to the door, half frightened,
Dr. Connell addressed them with the
statement concerning the quarantine.
He advised all present to immediately
ho vaccinated. Several of the perma
nent dwellers in the building, who
faced the full terms of quarantinue
made their way down the freight ele
vator and tried vainly to get to free
lom through rear doors and windows
One man succeeded in getting out 01
the- dining room, on the first floor, by
jumping out of the window.
Of tho 245 regular roomers in the
building, about one-third were presoru
"when the quarantine was placed upon
It. They were not permitted to leave
Dr. Connell immediately made the
announcement that all the other room
ers would be forced to return and past
into quarantine likewise. He declare
the police would be sent out to gel
those who attempted to remain away
Police Surgeons Loveland and Har
rls and Officer Harry Woolrldge stoor
guard over the main entrance, admit
ting roomers and barring all others.
CORONER wluLHOLD INQUEST
Inquiry to Be Made Into Cause of Os
good Killing Wife and Himself.
Omaha, Jan. 9. Coroner Crosby will
hold an inquest this afternoon ovei
the bodies of Walter Osgood and his
child wife whom he shot to death be
fore he killed himself.
Ray Johnson, the young butchei
who was shot In the back of the neck
when he attempted to protect Mrs.
Osgood from her husband, died at St
Joseph's hospital, making the third
victim of the tragedy. J. B. Johnson
the father, bis wife, and another Bon,
all of Oakland. Ia., were at the bed
side when he died. They took the body
back to Oakland for interment.
GRAND JURY INDICTS WELTON
President of Greenwood Bank, With
Cashier Daft, Must Stand Trial.
Lincoln, Jan. 9. The federal grand
Jury returned Indictments against A.
D. Weiton and Lawrence Daft, re
spectively, president and cashier of
the First National bank of Greenwood,
Neb. President Weiton Is charged
with embezzlement on eighteen counts
and Cashier Daft with aiding and abet
ting embezzlement. The men were
recently arrested and brought to Lin
coin, where they were bound over by
a United States commissioner. The
bank has been taken In charge by N
H. Meeker, and Is declared to be
Merrick Court House Is Unsafe.
Central City, Neb., Jan. 9. Merrick
county's court bouse, which a few
years ago was deemed so unsafe that
a series of long iron rods were strung
through It In hopes of holding it
from further dissolution, is still crum
bling. The huge keystone of the arch
over the front doorway, weighing sev
eral hundred pounds, fell down, nar
rowly missing Joe Gleason, the jan
itor. Other parts of the building are
In imminent danger of falling. In the
meantime the agitation for a now
court houso Is being pushed.
Cotner Wins at Basketball,
Lincoln, Jan. 9. Cotnrr university's
bnsl.otbHll five defeated the University
of Nebraska quintet decisively In the
opening game of the university season
by a score of 33 to 17. Siddons was
the stir performer for the denomina
tional team and time after time he
tosred goals from almost any point on
Bark Law In Force In Forty Days.
Lincoln, Jan. 9. Announcement that
the Nebraska bank guaranty law, re
cently held good by the United States
supreme court, will not be placed in
effect for forty days was made by At
torney General Martin.
Dick Reynolds and little son Ivan,
who have been visiting In Dcs Moines,
Iowa, since Christmas, came in Wed
Little Letha Porter's conditions Is
somewhat better than at this time
last week and with careful nursing
will get along all right.
George Tate had occasion to trans
act business in Union Tuesday morn
ing and wishing to play a trick on
the railroad company purchased a
ticket and then walked.
The little 4-months-old baby of
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Warden Is quite
sick with pneumonia. Miss Moshear,
a nurse from Lincoln, came down
Tuesday evening to care for it. .,
Miss Isadore Sheldon left on Mon
day via Lincoln for her school work
at St. Mary's school for girls at
Knoxvllle, Illinois. Sne had intended
going by the way of Plattsmouth, but
on account of the delayed train ser
vice thought best not to attempt it.
B. W. Bates slipped and fell on the
sidewalk in front of the butcher shop
at the same place where the writer's
proud spirit met its Waterloo about
two weeks ago. Mr. Bates being up
holstered in much better shape than
us was not seriously hurt, but we
have the word of several Innocent by
standers that he bounced for fifteen
Mrs. Fleshman, who has been al
most prostrated since the untimely
death of her husband, JameB Flesh
mian, is slowly recovering from the
shock attendant upon his death and
burial. She is at the. home of her
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. j
Henry Behrns, in Nehawka, and has
been seriously ill since the funeral a
week ago. Sunday her condition be
came so alarming the family thought
best to call a doctor. '
E. A. Klrkpatrlck cannot under
stand why it is that George Gould
can pay a fancy price for a stall-fed
l and-raised sample of the nobility
for one of his daughters, and cannot
afford engines for his railroad that
will raise steam enough to keep the
engineer's hands from freezing. We
had to give It up but if any of our
readers can inform the inquisitive
gentleman Just why the Missouri Pa
cific should be such a witlclsm they
should do so and ease his mind.
V. D. Woolen, of Hereford, South
Dakota, Is a guest at the home of his
brother, A. V., the implement dealer.
Lee Hill and family, of Thurston
county, came down last week for a
visit with their many friends and
Mrs. Geo. Worley was called to
Missouri Valley, Iowa, Thursday
evening, where she attended the
funeral of her brother, Friday after
noon. Mrs. H. G. Penterman and Miss
Ruth Shadley returned Wednesday
evening from their visit with rela
tive at Guide Rock. They were ac
companied home by their father.
Kills (Sport) Greensiate, or Edgar,
was In town yesterday visiting his
many Elmwood friends and school
mates. He Is favorably impressed
with the progress Elmwood has
made. Sport looks hale and hearty
and says he Is feeling fine as a fiddle.
Elmwood friends have received
the announcement of the marriage
at Spokane, Washington, of Miss
Josle Myers, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. W. Myers, formerly of this
place, to a Mr. Stanke, of Medical
Lake, Washington. The ceremony
was witnessed by only the immediate
relatives of the contracting parties.
L. F. Langhorst left Friday to at
tend the funeral of his brother,
Christian Langhorst, at Wapakoneta,
Ohio, which occurred Sunday after
noon. The deceased was a highly re
spected citizen and enjoyed the confi
dence and esteem of a large circle of
friends. He was probate Judge of
the county In which he resided at the
time of his death.
Better Live in a Tent
on your own land than pay rent for
a mansion on your neighbor's land.
Think it over, talk it over with
Others have done it, why not you-?
Start today. Come and see ui and
learn what a very little ready cash
will do for you.
W. E. ROSENCRANS & SON
Organization of Both Ileuses is
CAUCUS SLATES PUT THROUGH
Balloting for United States Senator
Begins Jan. 17 Standpatters Shun
Senatorial Caucus Democratic Mem
bers Favor Oregon Plan.
Pes Moines, Jan. 9. The Thirty
fourth general assembly was formally
opened this morning. The senate and
house met at 10 o'clock and organlza
tlon was accomplished without trou
ble. The caucus nominee, Paul E.
Stlllman of Jefferson, progressive Re
publican, was elected speaker of the
house and Rush Benedict chief Clerk.
Other officers elected were: Assistant
clerk, A. C. Gustafson, Red Oak;
reading clerk, Thomas Watters, Des
Doines; engrossing clerk, Caroline
Young Smith, Des Moines; enrolling
clerk, Mabel Elwood, Mount Vernon;
Journal clerks, F. G. Luke, Hampton;
and Mrs. L. S. Elliott. Des Moines;
file clerk, B. C. Guilllam, Madison
county; assistant file clerk, Bert By
ers, Hancock county; bHl clerk, E. II.
Trease; sergeant at-arms, J. Hef
felfinger, Grundy Center; assist
ant postmistress, Mrs. Clara K. Hooli,
Louisa county; chief doorkeeper, A.
M. May, Waukon.
Tho senate organized as follows:
Secretary. George A. Wilson, Des
Molncs; first assistant secretary, Jo
seph E. Meyer, Des Moines; second
assistant secretary, A. H. Raleigh,
Estherville; Journal clerks, W. M.
Lewis, Dcs Moines, and Paul Glllll
land, Glenwood; enrolling clerk, Miss
Harriett Ell wood, Decorah; bill clerk,
Floyd V. Bennett, Lenox; engrossing
clerk, Miss Margaret Williams, Des
Moines; sergeant-at-arms, J. H. Reese,
Belnond; file clerk, John F. Gates,
Greene; postmistress, Miss Josle Le
gore, Jefferson; doorkeeper, Newton
J. Jolley, Osceola; Janitor, Jeff Lo
gan, Des Moines.
Shun Senatorial Caucus.
The standpatters have made it plain
that they will not under any circum
stances go into a caucus where the
matter of the senatorship is involved.
Tney may connent to go Into caucus
for printer and binder and for otliei
purposes, but not to choose a party
candidate lor the senate. This means
that when the balloting for'Benatoi
commences, Jan. 17. there will bo
three candidates to be voted for and
a deadlock will be commenced, which
will last most of the session.
The Democratic members are com
mltted to the plan of Insisting on the
ndoption of the Oregon plan of elect
ing United States senntors, It Is slat
ed, and will go after this measure as
soon as It Is possible to do so.
Protect Solona From Bad Germs. !
The state of Iowa will protect her
lawmakers from the ravages of ty
phoid epidemic that has recently ter
rorized the citizens of the capital city.
Nothing but boiled water will be on
tap at the state house, according to
action taken by the state executive
council. Every drop of water quaffed
by the legislators during the sessions
of the legislature will be heated to a
sufficient temperature to kill any dis
ease bent typhoid germs or other bac
teria. According to the plan adopted by
the executive council, the water will
be piped to the heating plant, steril
ized and sent back devoid of typhoid
COURT OPENS AT NEVADA
Judge Albrook Begins Session With
221 Case on Docket.
Nevada, la., Jan. 9. District court
convened here this morning, with
Judge Albrook of Eldora on the bench.
The grand jurors will report for
duty this afternoon and the trial jur
The docket is not a large one, thero
being but 221 casos. Of these six are
In the criminal division and none of
them of Importance probably will
come to trial.
It is not thought that the term will
extend over more than three weeks.
Has Heavy Yield of Corn.
Sidney, la., Jan. 9. Frank Blrkley,
whose farm Is on the Missouri bot
tom, six miles west of Sidney, had a
twenty-acre field of corn, which aver
aged seventy four bushels to tho acre.
Seven acres of the plot went ninety
five bushels to tho acre and part of it
liore than 100 bushels. This Is tho
largest yield of corn reported In this
vicinity for 1910.
Riis Given an Ovation.
Decorah, la., Jan. 9. Jacob Rlls
lectured hero concernnlng the slums
of New York to a largo audlonco. He
as mot at the Wlmesper hotel by the
members of the Luther college male
chorus and escorted to tho opera
house by a torchlight procession of
300 college students.
Road's Directors to Meet.
Charles City, la., Jan. 9. The new
, McKeone-Charlei City Western Inter
.urban will bring the stockholders liv
ing in Marble Rock to this city Wed
Jnesday for a mooting. Tomorrow a
schedule will be mode ecu
lihn (halfaut arrhed home last
Friday night from Missouri Valley,
Iowa, whee he was called by the
death of his bKher.
W. H. Mertz, o? Whawka, man
ager of the Nehawka biill, was in i
town Wednesday supplying the local
dealers and calling on his friend,
Morrl, D. Pollard.
Mrs. Charles McXamee and two
daughters, who have been visiting
with relatives and friends In and
near Union, departed last Saturday
forenoon for their home at Brush,
G. N. Larue received quite a severe
Injury Monday while doing the chores
at his place west of town. He was
doing his work and fell, badly in
juring his left leg so that he had to
have the service of a physician.
Frank Bauer, the Jolly harness
maker, is now located In the old bank
building which he recently pur
chased, and Attorney C. L. Graves
has his office In the building which
Frank vacated, the change being
A family reunion was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. James Edmls
ten on New Year's day and in spite
of the storm most all the children
and grand children were present to
enjoy the splendid dinner which had
been prepared for them.
A deal was made on Wednesday of
last week whereby V. T. Arn became
owner of the Union Meat Market,
having purchased it of C. F. Morton,
also leasing the building from W. L.
Taylor. Mr. Arn has had charge of
the shop for the past two years, and
his ability to handle the business Is
not questioned. We Join his many
Mends in wishing hlra much success
Dick Conrad, of Canyon City, has
been attending to business matters
In Union and vicinity this. week. Mr.
Conrad was called here by the death
of a nephew, James Fleshman, of
near Avoca, who was Injured by a
stump-pulling device a few weeks
ago and succumbed to the injuries,
the funeral being held on Thursday
of last week.
A black wolf has been seen south
of town, but so far he has been able
to escape the hunters.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sprleck and
daughter, of Stanton, visited friends
In town over New Years.
Mrs. Mike Tritsch and four daugh
.ers visited Mrs. J. K. Maxfield and
family In Lincoln over Sunday.
..Attorney D. K. Barr received a
telephone message from his home In
Omaha Thursday evening announcing
that his wife had fallen and, broken
one of her arms. He left Friday on
the first train.
IS. G. Steele has rented a farm near
Grand Island and will move some
time next month. Mr. Steele has
been employed In the sand loading
business for twelve years and be
lieves that a change will do him
Mrs. George Delezene returned to
the hospital In Omaha Tuesday to
receive her final treatment. She is
taking X-ray treatments and Is get
ting along well. She expects to be
able to return home to stay in about
ten days. Her friends are pleased to
see her Improving so rapidly and
looking and feeling so well.
Henry Pettit was arrested here
Thursday morning by Marshal C. M.
Seybert on a warrant sworn out by
Ed. Miller, of South Omaha, charg
ing him with appropriating to his
own use $15 which had been entrust
ed to his care. A special officer from
South Omaha came down and took
him to that city Friday morning.
P. A. Jacboson came home this
week from his farm In Morrill coun
ty, near Scotts Bluff. He will move
his family and effects In the early
spring. Mr. Jacobson has rented a
farm three miles from Scotts Bluff
end will have 243 acres under culti
vation. His son-in-law, Ilclmer
Sundstrom, will also move at the
same time and will work a share of
Farm For Sale.
1C0 acres two miles from Avoca.
Two houses and barns in fair shape.
Will sell for $140 per acre. A Blxty
acre tract, well improved, 2V4 miles
from Avoca. And lots of other lands
In other sections. Come and see me
before you buy.
11-3-wklytf. . Avoca, Nob.
Curd of Tliuuk.
I am very much pleased with my
quilt and wish to thank all the F.
and V. women ever so much for their
work. Yours truly,
Mrs. Edward Hell.
Clover hay. Inquire of S. O. Cole,
of Mynard, Neb. l-9-4tw.
A number of Duroc boars with
pedigree. L. H. Oldham.
Krom Saturday's rally.
Mr. Henry Keil, of near Cedar
(reek, was a Plattsmouth visit j" to
day, looking after sonic Items of busi
ness. ? Jeam . i. a passenger t-i I'a
'ilic Junction K' momln? where lie
w- called o:i I islness for t'ia Uai
!iuscn. L. A Melsinger an I brother Philip,
of Eif,ht Mile ilri ui precinct vre
!o.K iiii? after busings matters lit the
Mr. L. H. Puis, of Mt. Pleasant
precluct, boarded the early train for
Omaha this morning, where he was
called on business.
Mr. W. G. Melsinger, of Eight Mile
Grove, was In the city today, having
driven In with his team and bugny to
do the week-end shopping.
Mr. A. Kauffenbergor and riaiish
cr, .Miss Luella, drovj In frcm the
farm to look after some shopping at
the Plattsmouth stores today.
Miss Marie Kautman, or "Cedar
Creek, was a Plattsmouth visitor to
day, having come down on No. 4 to
st tend to some business ot import
ance. Mrs. John McNurlln, who ha beea
vlsit'ng friends at Cedar Creek and
Cullom for a few days, returned to
Plattsmouth this morning. Mrs. Mo
Nerlln was accompanied by Mrs. W.
II. Seybert, of Cullom, who spent the
day in the county seat.
John Melsinger, jr., of Plattsmouth
precinct, was a pleasant caller at this
cl f loo recently and hanae-l us the
price flnd asked js to extend his sub
scription to the Semi-Weekly for an
other year, which we were ve y much
pleased to do. Mr. Melsinger Is one
of cur best readers.
Ora A. Davis, of the hardware firm
of Pitman & Davis, of Murray, was
in the city this morning between
trains, looking after some business
matters. He gave the Journal a
pleasant call and left some job work
for that enterprising firm. Ora is a
fine citizen and we are always glad
to meet him.
From Monday's Dally.
O. M. Streight, of Omaha, was a
Plattsmouth visitor today, looking
after business matters.
Mr. J. R. C. Gregory was called to
Omaha on business this morning and
departed on the first train.
Miss Angle McCarroll came up
from Union last evening to resume
her studios In the high school today.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hudson are
the proud parents of a new baby girl
which arrived at their home yester
day. Air. Jesse Pell, of Liberty precinct,
was a Plattsmouth visitor today, hav
ing come to the county Beat to look
after some business with the county
Mr. C. W. Clark, of Union, was a
Plattsmouth visitor today looking
after business at the court house. Mr,
Clark departed for Omaha on the
Mr. II. Tarns and daughter, Miss
Bertha, went to Blair on the morn
ing train today, where they will visit
Mr. Tarns' son Fred and family for a
J. W. Gamble came down from
Omaha Saturday afternoon and did
some work on his final report to the
Plattsmouth school board, returning
to Omaha this morning.
J. A. Walker and D. J. Pitman
came up from Murray today to attend
the funeral of their old friend, the
late F. S. White. They are both
members of the Masonic fraternity.
Mr. C. A. Rawls received a tele
gram from his sone Joe, at Three
Forks, Montana, this morning, in
forming him that Joe had an attack
of appendicitis and the physician
feared that he would have to under
go an operation.
Mr. Michael Tigho and his brother,
A. E. Tlghe, of near Wabash, were
Plattsmouth visitors today having
come to the county seat to look after
somo business matters for a short
time. Messrs. Tlghe returned to
their homes via Omaha.
Monte Streight, who sustained a
broken leg some days ago by having
his express safe thrown on him In a
colislon with a Btreet car In Chicago,
Is recovering and his parents expect
to have him at their home In Omaha
within two or three weeks.
Will Tropst accompanied by little
Miss Loietta, motored to Plattsmouth
Saturday from their Mynard homo
and met R. Proptit, who has been In
Omulia for tho day, and Thayer
Propst, of Ralston, who came down
to spend Sunday with his parents at
Our friend, Henry Long, one or the
leading farmers of Cass county,
whoso borne is near Murray, waa in
the city today looking after some
business matters. while la the city
Mr. Long gave the Journal a pleas
ant call, and renewed his faith in the
fald Reliable another year.
Mi k Frledrlcli, from near Murray,
was a county seat visitor today, com
ing up to look after some business
r.at:evs. He also announces that the
Murriiy Dancing club will give an
other of their pleasant dances at the
Jenkins hall In Murray on next Sat
urday evening, January 14.
Ernest E. Wurl departed yester
day afternoon for Omaha, where he
has accepted a position with the Me
Keen Motor company. Mr. Wurl's
many friends in this city greatly re
gret to see him leave, but extend to
him their best wishes for that suc
cess in his new work that his ability
so well deserves.
Rev. B. F. Eichelbcrger, or Tabor,
is in the city holding a series ot
of meetings in South Park, which
have been in progress all " of last
week and will continue through this
week. There is being much interest
manifested In the work and the at
tendance has been good; many have
already signified their intention to
live a hotter life. .
Will Partridge and uncle, J. R. C.
Gregory, from near Nehawka, were
in the city today, Mr. Gregory com
ing to take the early train for Omaha
where be had some business matters
to look after. Mr. Partridge re
mained in the city all day visitlnaj
with friends and relatives. Mr.
Partridge la quite well known la
Ilattsniouth, where he worked for
some time In the B. & M. shops.
The Goernment pays Railway Mai
Clerk $800 to $1,200, and other era
ployeet up to $2, 5(H) annually
Uncle Sam will hold examinations
throughout the country for Railway
Mall Clerks, Custom House Clerks.
Stenographers, Bookkeepers, Depart
ment Clerks and other Government
positions. Thousands of appointments
will be made. Any man or womaa
over 18, In City or Country can get
Instruction and free Information by
writing at onco to the Bureau ot
Instruction, 79 J. Hamlin Building.
Rochester, N. Y.
ALLISPEAK WELL OF
PROFESSOR N. G. ABBOTT
The Nebraska City Dally Press,
(republican) in speaking of Prof. N.
C. Abbott, the new superintendent ot
the Plattsmouth city schools, says:
"The Plattsmouth board Is to be
congratulated upon having secured
the services of such a splendid maa
aa Mr. Abbott. He has made a won
derful record in Nebraska City,
shows that he has ability as an edu
cator and Is in every way qualified
to take charge of the schools of our
"The people of Nebraska City will
regret to see Mr. Abbott and bis
estimable wife take their departure,
but they will leave with the best
wishes of all who know them.
"Mr. Abbott's work at the School
for the Blind is a monument to his
fidelity and thorough going methods
and he will long be remembered as
the man who gave the sctiool Its
place in the educational Institutions
of the Btate."
F,xpri IIuhIiicmh Change Hand.
Roy Thompson has sold his ex
press transfer business to John Bee
son and banded in his resignation to
the company, his term of service to
terminate last evening. John Bee
son assumed the duties this morning;
and drovo the wagon for the first
time. Roy expects to go with his
parents, who will remove from the
city so as to be more convenient to
Mr. Thompson's run.
Wood f or Kale.
One hundred loads of wood, cut
Into stove length, for sale. Also, a.
lot of hedge posts and corn crib posts
' James P. Latta.
State of Nebraska, county of Cass, as.
In the matter of tne estate of Joha
George Hansen, deceased.
To all persons Interested:
You are hereby notified that there
has been filed in this court by Joha
Wundcrlich, administrator of above
estate, his final report together with
potltlon for final settlement thereof
and praying therein that said report
be allowed and approved, and that a
decree of distribution and assign
ment be entered and that said admin
istrator be discharged and his bond
You are further notified that a
hearing will be had upon said peti
tion and report before this Court la
the County Court Room at Platts
mouth, tn said County on the 31st
day of January, 1311, at 9 o'clock
a. m., and that all objections, If any,
must be filed on or before said day
and hour of hearing.
Witness my hand and the seal ot
the County Court ot said County this
7th day of January, 1911.
(Seal) Allen J. Beeson,
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