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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 27, 1911)
I lever Heard
is the exclamation of one of our customers this week
upon seeing the figures we have placed on Winter mer
chandise. Now is a good time for any man to buy a
Suit or Overcoat or Underwear, or Sweater or Pants or
Flannel Shirt or Cap or Gloves or any other wearables.
You can buy them here for less money than any where
yes any where Chicago and Omaha not excepted. If
you don't believe it come in and see. A look will con
vince you. One thing sure if you buy it here you know
the quality is good or your money back. Some satis
faction in buying that kind of merchandise. New
Spring goods arriving daily. Come in and look around.
Three Charges of Eight Set Off
Three Men Are
from Saturday's Daily.
After the Journal hail gone to
press last evening word was received
f a frightful dynamito explosion
which occurred at the Nehawka
quarry yesterday afternoon about 3
o'clock, In which three men were In
stantly killed. The force of the
charge carried the men high In the
air, precipitating their mangled
bodies upon the ground some distance
from the place where the charge was
The men had finished drilling a
hole In the ledge of stone and were
laying a charge of dynamite when the
accident happened. The foreman, Mr.
H. A. Hart, was blown a distance of
150 feet northeast of the quarry; the
ther two men, Peter Clark and Her
bert VanWlnkle,' were found in the
. quarry. Mr. Hart was the least
mangled of the three men.
There were men working all about
them, and how they escaped seems
like a miracle. Just before the ac
cident happened Earl Opp, a teamster,
had driven his team In the pit direct
ly under the ledge on which the men
were working, and although one of
the dead men fell in front and one
behind him and the team, Opp was
KIDNEY DISEASES AMOfiG
HORSES AND THEIR CUBE
Diseases of the kldnejs and
urinary system In horses has been
well known for more than 35 years,
and have been described by various
authorities, and as long ago as 1890
the Agricultural Department at
Washington published accounts of
the treatment of such diseases, and
for more than 35 years W. D. Jones,
of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, has suc
cessfully treated all such diseases.
More than 35 years ago John Fitz
gerald had a fine tea mgo down on
the street In this city with the same
form of kidney and urinary disease,
oth of which were effectually treated
and cured by Mr. Jones. More than
15 years ago Mr. Holschuh had a fine
team go down with the same disease,
and upwards of 12 years ago Mr.
Henry Kaufman had horses affected
in like manner with kidney disease,
and In each Instance Mr. Jones treat
ed and cured the horses. Many other
instances could be cited. Ask Mr.
Rhoden or Mr. Eddie Todd or scores
of other stockmen who have tried
Jones' Kidney Medicine and Colic
Cure. Any one who says that such
diseases have not been known more
than five years la Ignorant of what he
is talking about.
Jones' Cleansing Powder for purify
ing the blood and stimulating the ap
petite, Is especially valuable for
horses at this season of the year.
.Touch' Llnnmcnt for horses Is un
excelled for cuts (especially barbwire
tuts), and sore shoulders.
Joiicm' llye Lotion for weak eyes or
blue eyes, and all ee diseases, has no
superior on the market.
In all cases of cattle suffering from
ore mouth and enlarged tongues
caused from eating poisonous and
irritant plants In dry pastures, can be
cured with twenty cents' worth of
medicine given In the mouth of the
! suffering anlmat.
Farmers neglect the proper care of
QUARRIES NEAR mm, YESTERDAY
of Such Low Prices Before
HOME OF SATISFACTION
III TIE STONE
As Men Are Tramping It, and
Coroner Clements was summoned
from Elmwood and the bodies of the
men were left where they fell until
his arrival. Mr. Hart appeared to
have every bone In his body broken,
but otherwise he was not disfigured.
Van Winkle had both arms blown oft
and his head and face blown full of
small pieces of stone. Clark was not
disfigured, but many bones In his
body were broken.
Mr. VanWlnkle wa3 a former resi
dent of Nebraska City, where he
leaves a mother surviving: he also
leaves a wife and children at
Mr. Hart leaves a wife and five
daughters residing at Weeping
Water. The daughters are grown.
Mr. Hart had been a resident of
Weeping Water for almost thirty
years, and was a man who stood high
in the estimation of all who knew
him. He had been a foreman In the
quarry business for many years.
The quarry where the distressing
accident occurred is a mile east of
Nehawka and is owned by Warner &
Bullock. Mr. C. 0. Bullock of
Bpthany, Nebraska,, part owner, Is
manager of the quarry.
the horse's teeth, probably more than
anything else In the care of their
stock. Mr. William D. Jones Is pre
pared to dress the teeth and render
all necessary service In treating
horses, cattle and other stock.
All of the above medicines are pre
pared by F. G. Flcke & Co., Platts
mouth, Nebraska, where they may be
obtained at any time.
V. D. JONES.
Headquarters at Manspeaker's Barn,
Office Telephone No. 76.
Residence Telephone No. 89.
CHARGED WITH VI0UT1NG
Chief of Police Ben Rainey this
morning filed a complaint against one
A. Cofleld, before Judge Archer,
charging Cofleld with violating the
occupation ordinance, In that he, on
February 23, 24 and 25, 1911, was
found Belling and canvassing for
goods, wares and merchandise, viz.:
Pottery, earthenware and other
goods. That this was done by the ac
cused without first having obtained
any license or permit to do the same,
In violation of the ordinance of the
city. A warrant was Issued and
placed In the hands of the officer,
who Immediately set out to make the
The warrant was served this after
noon and the defendant gave a bond
for his appearance In court next
Tuesday morning In the sum of $200
and departed for Omaha, where he
Bald he was going to employ a lawyer.
1 or Sale.
I have four pedigreed Hereford
bulls, from a year and a half to two
years old, ready for service. Sired
by my herd bull, AJack, weight 2,500
pounds. C. Bengen.
Mrs. Anna Iamphere of North
Platte arrived In the city today to
Mt relatives for a short time.
Notice of Order to Show Cause.
To Laura J. Walllnger, widow, and
Roy Ceore Wallinger, Guy Charles
Walllnger, Harley Henry Walllnger,
minor children, the sole and only
heirs of John H. Wallinger, and to
all persons Interested In the estate of
John II. Wallinger, deceased:
You and each of you are hereby
notified that the following order to
show cause has been made in the fol
In the District Court of the County
of Cass, Nebraska. In the matter of
the estate of John II. Wallinger, de
ceased. Order to Show Cause.
Now on this 28th day of January,
A. D., 1911, this cause came on to be
heard by the undersigned, Judge of
the District Court for the County of
Cass, State of Nebraska, upon the
petition of Charles W. Stoehr, ad
ministrator of the estate of John H,
Wallinger, deceased, praying for
license to sell lots Eight (8) and
Nine (9), In Block Three (3), in the
Village of Cedar Creek, County of
Cass, State of Nebraska, or a suffi
cient amount thereof to pay the debts
allowed and outstanding against the
estate of said deceased, and the ex
penses of the administration thereof,
it appearing from said petition that
there is Insufficient personal estate
of said deceaesd. in the possession of
said administrator or belonging to
said estate to pay said debts and the
expenses o' administration, Basil S.
i Ramsey and William C. Ramsey, at
torneys, appearing for said petitioner.
It Is Therefore Ordered, That all
persons Interested In said estate ap
pear before me at the Court House
In the City of Plattsmouth, County of
Cass, State of Nebraska, at the hour
of nine o'clock a. m on the 7th day
of March, A. D., 1911, to show cause
wh a license Bhould not bo granted
to said administrator to sell the
above described real estate belonging
to said deceased, or so much thereof
as shall be necessary to pay the debts
of said deceased and the expenses of
administering his said estate.
And It Is Further Ordered, That
all rersons interested in said estate
be served with this order by the pub
lication of a copy thereof in The
Plattsmouth Semi-Weekly Journal, a
newspaper published and of general
circulation in said county and state,
four successive weeks, prior to said
day and hour of hearing.
Dated this 28th day of January,
A. D., 1911.
By the Court,
Harvey D. Travis,
Basil S. Ramsey, and
William C. Ramsey, Attorneys.
HAYMAKERS ENJOY A VERY
From Friday's Dally.
The regular meeting of the Hay
makers convened at their hall last
evening. A very interesting meeting
was the result, after which refresh
ments were Berved. The viands con
sisted of some toothosine "dog," and
only the finest cuts were good
enough for this feast. Not a foreign
dog decked the banquet table last
evening, It having been decided to use
only the home product at this feast.
The result Is that there is a consider
able thinning out of the dog popula
tion of Plattsmouth recently. The
usual routine of business was trans
acted and the showing for the month
was quite satisfactory In the way of
Lig Brown of Kanosha was In the
city today looking after the week-end
trading for the village, and dropped
In to give the Journal the latest from
the old town. Come In any time, Mr.
Brown, we are always glad to see the
Mr. Ed Mldklff and wife of Union
drove to Plattsmouth this morning
and transacted business with
Plattsmouth merchants. Mr. Mldklff
found the road pretty rough in
places but where the same have been
subjected to the split log drag they
are fine. While In the city Mr.
Mldklff called and renewed his sub
scription to the Journal.
B:I!i laisricaa and Fere:p Ex
(tarn Fc2l Rail D2cisicn.
FROM TWO TO SIX FOISTS CFF
Heads of Systems Express Pessimistic
Views as to Future and Expect to
Appeal to New Commerce Court.
London Leads Slump.
New York, Feb. 25. The shippers'
rlctory over eastern and western rail
roads in the decision of the interstate
cominene commission enjoining In
creased freight rates was the ax.s
tbout which the financial world swung,
both here and abroad, and was respon
sible for a period of demoralization on
the New York exchange.
Railroad heads continued to express
pessimistic views of the situation and
both here and in Chicago railroad o.H
cers, together with their bankers and
counsel, discussed the situation and
decided to hold a conference on Mon
day. At these meetings, It Is under
stood, plans will be made for an tip
peal to the new commerce court.
Because of the difference In time
the market here had ample wa ning
from I.ondon of tho effect of the de
cision. Prices In London for Amer
ican securities declined from two to
tight points before the opening in
New York and during the day In Lon
don It is estimated that tho selling
movement of Americans reached 400,
000 shares, tho greater part of which
was for the New York account.
Trading Heaviest In Years.
The trading Is said to be the heav
iest of any session In London since
the Venezuelan panic of 18S5 and, ac
cording to private cable advices, such
Issues as Reading, Union Pacific and
United States Steel were almost with
out takers even at marked recessions.
In this city tho opening features
were United States Steel, Reading and
Union Pacific, which came out in
Initial blocks of 30,noo, 1(1,000 and G,
000 shares, respectively, and the drop
In prices ranged from 6:'i In Reading
to 4 Vi in United States Steel.
Msny other Issues suffered greater
losses, among them some standard div
The early slump was followed by
concerted support, which appeared to
come from the most powerful factors
and tho market then beenme dull and
partly stronger. It was not until the
final hour, however, that the list
made Its greatest headway toward Im
provement and the closing prices were
firm, from one to three points above
the day's low level.
Various expressions of opinion on
the decision were uttered by the heads
of railroads. Most of them sought to
place a most unfavorable and discour
aging Interpretation on the outcome.
This sentiment was not altogether
shared, outwardly at least, by financial
Interests, which seemed to take the
result with great equanimity.
Decision Defines Status.
It was pointed out In some bnnklng
quarters, that the decision more clear
ly defines the financial status and re
sponsibility of the transportation com
panies and throws llht on certain
legal questions which have heretofore
been more or less obscuro. It Is possi
ble that some of the smaller rnllro'ida
may deem It necessary to enter on a
program of retrenchment and econ
omy, but this, it. Is believed, will not
apply to tho more Important lines.
There is authority for the statement
that the proposed extensions and new
contracts on the Harrlman lines, as
recently announced, will not be abnn
doned. What effect, if any, tho de
cision may have on proposed railway
financing did not develop.
Pending Monday's meeting no off!
clal action will bo taken by the rail
roads, and even then the plans laid
will be of a preliminary nature. It is
pointed out that the commission h:is
not yet ispued an order upon which
an appeal enn be taken and It Is nn
demtood the fight will be opened with
an attack on that part of the Mann
Elkins law which gives the commis
sion power to suspend rates.
ROCK ISLAND TO ECONOMIZE
President Mudge Discusses Probable
Effect of Rate Order.
Chicago, Feb. 25. Tho Interstate
commerce commission's decision
against the Increase of freight rates
was designated a negative proposition,
one which would show I(s effect in a
way that would not bo apparent to
the general public by President H. C.
Mudge of the Hock Island railroad
system on his return from New York.
"We will simply have to go through
our systems again and hold down to
stricter economy," Bald Mr. Mudge.
"It will be an Insidious trlminlug
down, not apparent to tho generul ob
crver. It will mean fewer men, f;-w-er
extensions nnd fewer Improvements
and all devices for economy thnt can
be utilized. I don't think there will
be a disposition to allow tho condition
of tho properties to go backward, so
the economy will have to come from
Lieutenant Weet Frozen to Death.
Nome, Alaska, Feb. 25. Lieutenant
S. n. West of the Sixteenth Infantry,
United KtaHs army, of Fort Davis,
was frozen to death, five miles from
Tlshou. while out in ono of tho sever
rt blizzards ever known here.
THE PALACE IN HAUL
Hoi:;8 of Presijsat Simon,
Who Kay Cat Into Troabia
AsP.ssu't cf His Actions.
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CONFLAGRATION IN HAITI
Aux Cayes, a City of Twenty-Five
Thousand, Is Practically Destroyed.
Port an Prince, Haiti, Feb. 25. The
city of Aux Cayes has ben almost
destroyed by fire. Tho flames, fanned
by the wind from tho north, spread
rapidly through tho place. Tho mono
tary loss Is heavy and considerable
suffering was caused.
Tho fire burned throughout the
night, the efforts of the firemen and
polico availing little. There were ru
mors of incendiarism, but It is de
clared that tho origin was accidental.
Aux Cayes has a population of about
Commits Ropats Measure
Washington, Feb. 25. Opponents of
tho Canadian reciprocity agreement
attempted to put a quietus on legisla
tion on the subject when the MeCull
Mil was reported "without recom
mendation" from the sennto commit
too on finance. So far as tho present
session of congress Is concerned they
took a long step toward accomplishing
The return of tho bill to the senate
by' Acting Chairman Burrows of the
flnnnce cotnnillteo was made tho occa
sion for brief speeches, both In oppo
Bltlon and In favor of early action.
As only a few days remain to put the
bill through a Inutile body the speech
es against It were accepted generally
as Its death knell until resurrection
could come In an extra session.
Celebrate Bryan', Birthday.
Lincoln, Feb. 25. The celebration
of the birthday of William Jennings
Bryan. Mnrch 20, is being prepared
lor and committees hnvo been appoint
ed from among tho prominent Demo
crats of tho city to make arrango-
Lillian McDowell Found Not Guilty,
St. Louis, Feb. 25. Lillian McDow
ell was found not guilty of a chargo
of robbing a home hero of diamonds
valued at $6,000 by a Jury. The Jewels
disappeared from the houso where, It
was alleged, Bhe worked as a servant.
Ship Burns at Sea.
Constantinople, Feb. 25. A local
newspaper reports tho Turkish steam
er Harriet, filled with Moslem pil
grims, was burned at sea. Not ono
of tho passengers and crow escaped
Two rases of cholera have developed
' Tho Atlantic fleet will anil from
Guantnnnino, Cuba, for Hampton
Roads on March C.
Tho Missouri senate has pnssed a
bill providing for the gradual abolish
ment of convict labor.
British army estimates for 1911 12
are for $138,450,000, a decrease of
$350,000 from tho preceding year.
Tho French chamber of deputies
has ordered tho construction of two
battleships at private yards.
John O. Thompson has resigned nb
assistant attorney general and will ro
sunio bis lnw practice at Danville, HI.
Fire destroyed tho P. D. Williams
company stemmery and Lnurls Bros.'
tobacco factory at Richmond, Va.,
tauslng $250,01)0 loss.
Montana lands aggregating nearly
C0.000 have been designated as "not
susceptible of Irrigation" and will bo
opened to boinesteadlng.
The relchstng passed the second
reading of tho five year military bill,
designed to strengthen tho army grad
ually by nioro than 10,000 soldiers.
Tho department of superintendents
rf tho Nntionnl Educational associa
tion, in pesslon at Mobllo, has select
ed St. )uls as tho next meeting placo.
The Manitoba government has halt
ed at the border a party of American
negroes, refusing them entrance on
tho grounds that they are undesirable
Conditions Have Changed in the
Past Ten Years for the Better
Many of our readers through ill
health, serious Illness, or misfortune,
or smarting under grievous wrongs,
are disposed to take a gloomy view
of life and things In general. They
think that the world Is not getting
better, and that now as of old it U
"Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong
forever on the throne."
We suggest to them that they take
a glance over tho reforms that have
been accomplished in the last ten
years, beginning, as they did, with
the exposure of the rascalities of the
heads of tho great Insurance com
panies, It has gone down through the
cities, down even to the smaller
towns and cities In widely different
sections of our territory. There has
not only been a great reform In the
transaction of "big business" in New
York City (although that needs re
forming even yet), but public con
science has compelled the exposure of
graft and wholesale robbery In banks
over tho length and breadth of the
country. It has compelled tho ex
posure of graft In city government,
says Wallace's Farmer.
It seems ns If we are In a different
world now from when tho century be
gan. Then It was thought right any
where for the railroads to give re
bates to one city and withhold them
from another; to give rebates to one
man and withhold them from an
other; to allow politicians, mer
chants, manufacturers and other men
of wealth to ride free, while others
paid their fare. Now such a thing
would not be tolerated In nny self
respecting community or state. Re
cent disclosures In Ohio and Illinois
show that so low had becomo the
moral standard that men, even farm
ers sold their votes to tho highest
bidder without a twinge of con
Tho initiative and referendum and
tho recall were not thought of, or at
any rate thought of but little, eleven
years ago. When conventions of
either party were held, In many states
tho railroads selected the delegates,
furnished the transportation, and di
rected for whom they should vote.
We never think of that now. In
iquities practiced without number
have been continued by people
high and low, or when stlil practiced,
are practiced with full consciousness
thnt they are deeds of darkness. Ono
stato after another hns emancipated
Itself from the control of the great
corporations. It would seem as if
there had been an outpouring of tho
spirit of Justice among men, a quick-,
enlng of Hie moral conscience, a new
light especially on civic duties and
If we look back a little farther,
however, we will seo that this Is not
a new movement altogether. Seventy
five years ago farmers thought It all
right to put Intoxicating liquors on
their tables and carry them out to the
harvest field to their men. No one
questioned the right or wrong of hav
ing a bar-room In every hotel. A man
who attended a banquet and at Its
conclusion was found under tho table
did not lose standing in tho com
munity. Congressional banquets, we
are told, put a number of banqueters
on tho floor or under the table. Other
social sins which were once but little
thought of are now regarded as for
feiting the position of the sinner In
good society. Fifty years ago men
gravely argued the divine right of
slavery; dignified doctors of divinity
defended It on scriptural grounds.
Tho black man was regarded as fit
only for bondage. All this Is changed,
and the nation of slaves, after pass
ing through the Red aea and spending
more than forty years In tho wilder
ness are now being recognized,
though slowly, as having right which
every man is bound to respect.
We might continue this at almost
any length. We simply wish to point
out to our readers that, whatever may
be their private trials and misfor
tunes, the world Is a better world to
live In than ever before; and wo be
lieve that It will bo a still better
world in time to come. This advance
ment in business and in personal
righteousness cannot be achieved
without tho most earnest efforts of
men who love their kind, and love
their Uod because they love their
kind; for the two always go together.
It will require the earnest efforts of
every good man In every generation
to come to achieve tho bettermnt of
his country, his race, his community.'
Evil influences will not beso bold,
nor work so openly but they will
operate none the less. Schemes
against tho welfare .of mankind will
be more private, more concealed, and
require greater ability to counteract
them. None tho less, righteousness
will more and nioro prevail; for the
world Is, on the whole, growing
better. , .-
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