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PLATTSMOliTH, N EIHI.ASSK.A MONDAY l KHUU AltY 6, 1911
COUNTY OH BILL
CAUSES SOME SI III SENATE
The Original Document Finally Found in the State Journal Office
Where It Was Sent to Be Printed, and Excitment Subsides
The Ollis senate county option bill
has been found and the stirring up
ot bad blood, which was proceeding
at a fast rate among senate members
has fortunately been arrested.
There appears to have been noth
ing more to the two days' disappear
ance of the bill than carelessness. It
was mislaid In the office of the State
Journal company, where It was re
ceived for printing. It was found
tiiere Thursday morning.
There were a number of hot con
ferences In the office of the State
Journal, It being reported that even
Lieutenant Governor Hopewell was
cfi'.led In to tell what he knew of the
mnUer. The county option members
were all there for three or four con
ferences, angry, perplexed and not
knowing whether they.had been the
victims of a partial accident or of a
deliberate intent to make away with
The committee on' privileges and
elections reported the bill for en
grossment and third reading this
morning. This Is very unusual, bills
ordinarily being reported for the gen
eral file where they are considered In
committee of the whole. This report
was signed by Lee, Bodinson and
Hoagland moved the acceptance of
this report. Bartos moved as a sub
stitute that the 'bill be placed on. the
general file. He said there was a mys
tery connected with the printing of
the bill and that he thought there
ought to be discussion, a course
which the engrossing of the bill
would shut off.
Banning objected to such a com
mittee report. He thought the bill
ought to be discussed.
Reagan said that, he was a member
f the committee and that he had not
opposed the report because be under
stood there was an agreement among
the senators to put the bill on a final
vote as. Boon as possible.
Ollis said that the course of the
bill was not unusual, as the approprl-
. tlon bills wre reoorted for engrcas'
ment without being Btopped In the
committee of the whole and that no
one objocted. He said that the bill
ought to be put upon Its passage in
order to shut off debate. He said
that discussion would not change a
Ingle vote and that In the heat of
debate things might be said that had
better remain unsaid.
Jansen concurred in this sentiment,
saying he was not afraid to discuss
HOTEL RILEY TO RECEIVE
The new owner of the Riley hotel,
who Is an eastern man who believes
In progress, has begun the overhaul
ing and refitting of the building from
top to bottom. There is to be new
toilets on every floor, new fixtures
and fittings, lavatory in the toilet
room off the office floor, the wood
work to te painted and rooms pa
pered throughout, new bath tubs and
all modern and up-to-date trimmings
In all of the rooms. The tile floor In
the office will be relald and an air of
elegance and comfort will pervade
The plumbing and toilet fixtures
and bath tuba are to be furnished by
John Bauer & Son, the painting Is be
ing done by M. M. Beal, an artist
with the brush. When the work Is
completed, Plattsmouth can boast ot
one of the finest hotels In this part of
L. T. Kohrell, of Union, was a
Plattsmouth visitor last evening, hav
ing come up to Plattsmouth to con
sult' the county officials concerning
some Important business matters.
Election .of Officer.
The annual meeting of the Cass
County Farmers' Protective Associa
tion will be held at Louisville, Feb
ruary llth, at one o'clock p. m., for
the purpose of electing officers for
the ensuing year, and transacting
such other business as may come be
fore the meeting.
W. II. Hell, President.
J. G. Melslnger, Sec'y.
the bill but that he did not want un-
necessary bad feeling to arise. Ban
nlng withdrew his objection, satisfied
that the county optlonlsts were not
trying to "put one over."
Tibbetts said that he agreed with
Ollis. He thought that the sooner
the bill was out of the way the better,
as he did not care to see again the
scenes of two years ago In connection
with this measure.
Bartos said that he wanted a
chance to amend the bill, as there
was a certain kind of county option
bill for which he would vote.
Kemp replied that It would be a
queer bill that Bartos would vote for
and said that ho heartily favored get
ting the bill out of the way.
Bartos then withdrew his substi
tute and the bill was engrossed for
third reading without further ado.
This means that the bill will be
ready for a nal vote as soon as the
engrossing clerks finish copying It.
The discovery of. the orlglrfal bill
cleared up all except one point in
what promised to be a, sensational
affair., The course of the bill Is
authoratlvely reported to have been
On January 26 the bill was given
C. B. Copp, a senate employe, to take
to the State Journal. He gave a re
ceipt for it. When he reached the
State Journal he delivered the bill
and his receipt book shows this fact.
On January 30 a number of bills were
returned from the State Journal. Miss
Mullen Blgned the receipt under the
direction of Secretary Smith. S. F.
118, the Ollis bill, was not observed
on this receipt.
An hour later more bills were de
livered. It was found that the num
ber "118" then appeared on the re
ceipt which an hour earlier had not
shown It. This gave rise to Inquiry.
Senator Ollis and Secretary Smith
went to the printing office. They
called on C. D. Traphagen, who began
an Investigation An employe ac
knowledged that the 'bill had been
misplaced and that they "had at
tempted to hang It on those fellows,"
referring to the senate employes
Sometime later Traphagen called the
secretary and said that the bill had
been found. The senator and secre
tary give Traphagen credit for doing
everything he could to find the bill
To avoid further occurrences of
this kind, all receipts will be made In
duplicate, so that post-dated entries
will be Impossible.
They say that a man who thorough
ly enjoys and digests his meals Is
always good-hearted, a man liked by
everybody. Those who abhor gay
company, and those who are nervous
and .Irritable, are sick. Their stomach
intestines, or liver are out of order,
their blood Is not pure and not strong
enough to give proper and sufficient
nourishment to the nerves. In such
cases you need a remedy which would
clean out the whole system without
weakening It. Such a remedy is Trl
ner's American Elixir of Bitter Wine.
It will drive all Impurities from the
blood, will create the most healthy
appetite and will greatly assist In the
thorough digestion of food. In
diseases of the stomach, the Intes
tines, the liver and the blood It cer
tainly will bring a speedy relief. At
drug stores. Jos. Trlner, 1333-1339
South Ashland avenue, Chicago, 111.
CHARLES VITOUSEK IN
JURED AT THE SHOPS
From Friday's Dally.
Charles Vltousek, of the coach
shop, was quite severely pinched yes
terday morning while at work In the
ordinary course of his employment.
The accident occurred about 11
o'clock when Mr. Vltousek stepped
between a cream car and the switch
engine to make a coupling so that
the car could be shifted to another
position. Whilst (Mr. VIeousek was
not badly crippled, yet bo will be off
duty for a few days. His escape was
a very narrow one and might have
Entertained by Mis. M. Mauzy.
From Friday' Da'ly.
The Ladies' Aid society of the M.
E. church were entertained in a most
delightful manner at the pretty home
of Mrs. M. Mauzy yesterday after
noon. The time passed all too rap
Idly as they participated In the regu
lar business session, after which the
ladles enjoyed a social time. There
were a large number of the ladles
present and all report a fine time.
Some delicious refreshments were
served during the afternoon, which
were also thoroughly enjoyed. The
ladies are having the rooms in the
basement of the church finished up
and are planning a social time to be
held In these rooi.is In the near
LINCOLN PEOPLE TRYING
TO RETAIN THE CAPITAL
A Lincoln dispatch says: If the
state capital is removed as easily as
the committee on miscellaneous sub
jects was moved this afternoon to re
port the bill with a recommendation
for passage, then it is all over but
getting skids under the state house
and wheeling It away. There was no
discussion over the bill In committee
and the recommendation of that body
was unanimous, including the vote of
The capital removers have been
working quietly and believe they
have votes enough assured to pass
the' bill in the house without amend
ment. Lincoln, on the other hand,
has been making as vigorous a per
sonal fight against any proposition
to permit the people to say whether
that city shall continue to be the
seat of government.
They have openly served notice
that they will use any weapon they
can get their hands upon to fight the
proposition. The means particularly
are appropriations for state Institu
tions In various parts of the state.
The attack of the Lincoln papers
on the Kearney Normal school is
generally ascribed as a part of the
capital city fight against capital re
In some manner pressure lias been
brought to bear upon the Anti-Saloon
League and that organization lias
been Importuning Its friends to vole
against capital removal. The repult
Is that the league has added to Its
list of enemies an additional number
of "dry" members, since there are
ceveral of this persuasion on the
liquor question who are very much
interested In capital removal.
ESCAPADE OF EARL MORRIS
AT KEARNEY REFORMATORY
According to a report from the
Kearney Reform School the young
lad, Earl Morris, who burglarized
Roy Upton's hardware store several
months ago and was sent to the re
form school by Judge Beeson, In
dulged in a little escapade last week
that indicates that the lad's reforma
tion Is not progressing very rapidly.
The report states that young Morris
and some other boys of the Institu
tion were out together, as la some
times permitted, and that the .Morris
lad slugged a man with a club and
then attempted to escape, but was
later captured and returned to the
Institution. The report does not say
what object the lad had In view In
slugging the man, but it is a safe bet
that he did not pretend to be attend
ing to any religious duty Union
$2,1)00,000 Is the sum put up by
the United States government and
the county of Harris (Texas), to
make Houston an Inland port a port
second to none In the United States.
We sell land in that Immediate vicin
ity have the best proposition In the
Gulf Coast country. We have sold
thousands of acres all to pleased
customers. Excursions first and third
Tuesdays of each month. Faro for the
round trip, $27.50. Next excursion,
Tuesday, February 7th. Write at
once, If you want to go, that we may
reserve your berth on our special.
Address the J. B. LaChapelle Land
Company, ABhland, Nebraska.
Some I'Ino Cattle.
C. C. Parmele shipped 100 head of
fine cattle to South Omaha this week
from his ranch near Broken Bow,
Nebraska. They were native cattle
raised on his ranch and topped the
South Omaha markot Wnrinniifla v
Our Friend, Jimmy Loughridge,
of Murray, Gets Couple of
Fowls, But Forgets the Gun.
The other day, James Loughridge,
the popular blacksmith, ot Murray,
having worked hard all winter,
wished a little recreation, and being
something of a sportsman, secured a
gun of 0. A. Davis, and having
equipped himself with the proper re
galia, departed for the rural districts.
During the early portion of the
day luck did not favor our brave and
enthusiastic hunter. Nothing daunt
ed, he put In the time to good effect,
s the events of the latter portion
of the hunt developed.
As the day began to wear away, and
the shades of evening drew near,
Jimmy sighted a flock of geese,
"wilder than a March hare." Com
manding that diplomacy, which is
characteristic of the accomplished
nlmrod of Murray, he maneuvered,
with deploy and flank movement, un
til he succeeded in getting within
range, of the birds, which looked as
large as horses, and with his eyes
closed after he had gotten the proper
Bight, for he thought, "what a shame
it Is too kill them," he blazed away.
Two of the number fluttered around
on the ground, while he rest of the
flock took their departure.
Carefully depositing the gun on the
ground, with the muzzle pointed In
the opposite direction, he rushed for
the fluttering bunches of feathers,
which he secured, and did not allow
to get away, watching the last linger
ing sparks of life as it ebbed away,
from the geese. After looking long
ingly and admiringly on the pair of
beauties, and stroking the glossy
feathers, which he had watched from
afar so 'often, he gathered the prize
under his arm and stepping as high
as a blind horse and walking as
proudly as a peacock, made a bee line
for Mu'ray, where he displayed the
results'of his scientific hunting. Much
praise came from his admiring
friends, and on showing the trophies
to Mr. DavU, the latter noticed that
the gun was nowhere to be seen, and
made Inquiry for the missing fowling
piece. It was then that the first
tnought of the gun recurred to Jlm
mie, and making a mad dash he left
the store and took to the fields, as It
was then almost dark, and he desired
to gain possession of the gun before,
"the sentinel stars had set their watch
in the sky." About an hour and
twenty minutes later, a man might
have been seen coming home with
the gun, but this time no geese, not
with that light step, but still pretty
DEPART FOR THEIR NEW
HOMES NEAR COLERIDGE
The depot grounds was the scene
of great activity Tuesday, when Geo
True and Peter Clarence were loading
their stock and household goods for
shipment to their new homes near
Coleridge, where they will be located
on good farms. It Is with regret that
the people of this vicinity witness the
departure of such good citizens, those
families having resided here for many
years, and their numerous friends
hope they may be happy and prosper
ous in their new locations. They
have made solemn ipromlses that
they will not forget Union and will
come back to visit us occasionally.
Ernest Pribble Goes To HoHpital.
From Friday's Dally.
Ernest Pribble, accompanied by his
wife, Dr. E. D. Cummins and Mr.
Fribble's brother, went to the hospi
tal at Omaha last evening on the M.
P., which was over an hour late. No
word has been received by the young
man's anxious parents as to his con
dition after arriving at the hospital,
and the friends here are In suspense
as to the outcome of removing him to
Willis Hartford Not So Well.
Miss LeOra Belter received a letter
from her sister, Mrs. Hartford, this
morning, Informing her that little
Willis Hartford's condition was not
as favorable at the time ot writing as
It had been before. The swelling on
the right side had not decreased any
and the physician advised Mr, Hart
ford to remain at Boone for the pres-rt.
Mrs. Marshall's Funeral At IK-nlson.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marsha, 11 of
Omaha, who were called here jester-1
day on account of the sudden death ot
Mr. Marshall's mother, Mrs. Lydla
Marshall, returned to their home at
Omaha this afternoon.
The funeral of Mrs. Marshall will
occur at the Presbyterian church, In
Dennlson, Iowa, of which deceased
was a member, on Saturday, Instead
as announced In last night's Jour
nal, the plan having been changed
after the evening paper was out.
There will be a short service at the
home of Mrs. Smith, conducted by
Rev. L. W. Cade, before taking the
remains to the train.
Joe Mick, of Omaha, was In the
city today to make arrangements for
giving the "Third Ring" play at the
Sokol hall, February 12th. The dra
matic club of the Omaha Sokol soci
ety will give the play. A pleasant
time Is anticipated and an Interesting
IBH J01S0H PASSED
hi man mm
From Friday Dally.
John Harvey Johnson, a .young
man 16 years of age, and up to two
weeks ago strong and robust, died
yesterday afternoon at the residence
of hta sunt, Mrs. J. W. Berger, at
Murray, of pneumonia fever, after an
Illness of less than two weeks' dura
He was the son of Toby Johnson,
of Murray, and was born January 6,
1895. His nother died some years
ago, since which time Harvey, as he
was familiarly called, has made his
home a part of the time with bla sis
ter, Mrs. Charles' Manners, of this
city, and for some years with his
aunt, Mrs. Berger.
About two weeks ago Harvey was
Injured at school by being struck with
a club while at play, which fractured
one of his ribs. The Injury was not
mentioned by the young man for
almost a week and not then until he
was attacked by pneumonia, of which
he suffered for almost a week before
death came to his relief. ':
Six years ago he resided In Platts
mouth with his sister, Mrs. Charles
Manners, and attended the Platts
mouth schools. At that time he suf
fered from an attack of pneumonia,
and was twice operated upon for ac
cesses on his lungs. The physicians
told him at the time that he could
not survive another attack of pneu
His sister, Mrs. Manners, Is pros
trated with grief. She has been out
of the hospital but a. fhort time, and
was not Informed as to ier brother's
condition until afte- l.c was dead.
The funeral arrangements were not
definitely determined at the time of
going to press, but will occur prob
ably on Sunday.
FUNERAL OF FRED G.
FINK THIS AFTERNOON
The funeral of Fred C. Frlnk, who
died In Kansas City, Wednesday
morning occurred this afternoon
1:30 at the Elks' hall and was con
ducted by Rev. W. L. Austin, In the
absence of the regular chaplain of the
lodge, Rev. Burgess. The ritual
the order was observed, after whic
Rev. Austin made a very touchln
The pall bearers were Belccted
from the members of the Elks order
of which the deceased was a valued
and highly respected member. They
were: Dr. F. L. Cummins, J. P. Fal
ter, Frank Bestor, J. V. Hatt, T. S.
Clifford, F. Bestor and Dr. J. S. Liv
ingston. Interment was made at Oak
Notice is hereby given that a meet
ing of the Stockholders of the Bur
lington & Missouri River R. R. Cora
pand In Nebraska, will bo held In
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, at 10 a. m.,
February 23, 1911.
The meeting will be held for the
election of nine directors ot the com
pany to Berve until their successors
are elected and qualified, and for the
transaction of such other business as
may legally come before It.
W. P. Durkee,
Omaha, Nebraska, January 19, 1911.
James Holmes and wife and Mr.
Holme's father, A. M. Holmes, of Mur
ray, motored to Plattsmouth today
and transacted some matters of business.
MEN. OF i.
A Large Number of Relatives
Friends and Neighbors Pay
Tribute to a Splendid
From I'rWlay' Ually.
The funeral service over the re
mains of the late Joseph II. Adams,
who died suddenly Tuesday morning,
were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the residence of deceased, a mile
and a half west of Mynard. The ser
vice was conducted by Rev. L. W.
Cade, pastor of the First Presbyterian
church of this city. The music was
furnished by a choir from the nelgh-
orhood iu which Mr. Adams had bo
long resided. The funeral procession
as one of the largest seen In this
Icintty for a long time, 1r. Adams
avlng resided In the community for
many years, and the rlrcle of. his
acquaintances Is very large,
The remains were conveyed to the
Elkenberry cemetery, south of Platts
mouth, where all that was mortal of
one of Cass county'a best citizens was
laid at rest In the silent tomb In the
presence of a large number of sym
pathetic relatives, friends and neigh
bors. The sympathies of the publics
In general are extended to the be
reaved widow and relatives.
The pall bearers were selected
from among his neighbors, and wore:
A. L. Iluffer, Mont Robb, Oscar
Gapen, George Snyder, Albert Weten
camp and Joseph Tubbs.
Among those from abroad who
were present at the funeral were Mr.
and Mrs. A. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Johnson, of Lincoln; Frank John
son, of Omaha, Mrs. Warden Bridge,
of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hen-
ton, of St. Joseph, Mrs. Stoddard, of
Scotts, Bluffs, Fred and Harry Hen
ton, of Missouri Valley, Iowa.
PREDICTIONS FOR THE
FRUIT CROP 111 ORDER
Let us not give too serious heed to
the woe sof the fruit-growers, as now
given to us. Perhaps they are mis
taken. Over In Iowa they say that
the peaches are already killed and
that the apples are In a fair way to
be destroyed. The warm fall is said
to have caused the apple buds to de
velop quite rapidly and this warm
weather Is causing still further devel
opment. So far has this development
gone that some of them are expected
to .bloom shortly. We are certain to
have frost and cold weather between
now and the springtime, and then
these buds will regret their b rash
ness. Local orchardists are Inclined
to entertain the same fears, 'but it had
been noted that these fears are not
always realized. The advantage ot
home grown fruit Is not what It once
was anyway. The only money In
raising fruit Is In commercial
orcharding, and the owners of these
orchards are able to sell their entire
crop to men who come In and pick
them and Bhip them elsewhere, wher
high prices are secured. Therefore, if
the fruit crop Is badly hurt, we need
not feel as badly as we mlgni iave
In happier days. Lincoln ftews.
RURAL ROUTE CARRIERS
TO HAVE INCREASED PAY
In the national house of represent
atives on Tuesday of last week the
chairman of the committee on post
offices and post roads, presented a
bill for the increase of the salaries ot
rural mall carriers on standard
routes from $900 to $1,000 iper year.
After debating the question for
several hours the bill was carried In
the house. The Increase will be
effective on and after July 6, 1911.
The standard route mentioned In
cludes those that serve 100 families
and handle 5,000 pieces of mall per
month and such route must be twenty-five
miles long or more. We do
not know how many carriers In Cass
county will be benetted by this In
crease, but would presume there were
Monte Strclnht at Home.
Monte Strelght arrived at the home
of his parents at Omaha yesterday
from the hospital at Chicago. His
cousin Harry Long, of South Bend,
went to Chicago to accompany Monte
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