The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 17, 1911, Image 1

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Quite a Number From Union Attend the Meeting of Board, and
the Unfortunate Victim is Released on Six Months Parole.
From Friday's Daily.
C. V. Clark, who was before
the board some time ago, and on
advice of the members look treat
ment at a private hospital at
Council Bluffs and had a reason
ably perfect cure from the drink
habit, fell by the wayside last
Monday and was found in a beast
ly state of intoxication by the
roadside. Mr. Clark has been
conducting a successful restaur
and business at Union and on last
Monday attended Frank Val lory's
sale, where he was enticed and
coaxed by a party in the vicinity
of Union to indulge in a few
This is the first time Mr. Clark
has indulged since taking treat
ment some months ago, and his
numerous friends are very in
dignant toward the party who in
sisted on him taking a drink at
the sale. The board at a meet ing
the first of the week made an
order directing the county at
torney to investigate the matter
as to who it was that furnished
the liquor and urged Mr. Clark to
drink it, and a prosecution will
no doubt follow, as it should do.
There were several witnesses
$500 TO liSOMCME
The will .of the late Captain
Henry E. Palmer, who died April
2, was opened Thursday morn
ing at the county clerk's olliee at
Omaha, where it was tiled several
weeks before his death by Captain
Valmer himself. The hulk of the
estate, which is estimated at close
to 250,000, goes in trust to the
grandchildren, of whom there are
four: Morse Case Palmer and
Jean Tilford Palnver, living in
Omaha, the children of (ieorge
Henry Palmer, who .died in 1908;
and the two children of Mrs.
Clara Palmer Kount.e, a daughter
living in New York city.
His widow. is to receive an .an
nual income of $3,000. The
money bequests are not- large.
Captain Palmer's live sisle-s ure
to receive $3,000 each. '1 hey .tie:
Mrs. Henrietta Newell, Haraboo,
Wis.; Mrs. Helen P. Tolilf, Glen
doe, Wyo.; Mrs. Haltie P. Wit
doe, Wyo.; Mrs. Haltie P. Wil
son, Wishek, N. I.; Mr.. Hetticia
Lewis, San Jose, Cal., and Mrs.
Helena Bumgardncr, Beatrice,
The Nebraska Masonic home at
' Plattsmouth, Neb., is to receive
'$500, and the Palmer chapter,
'Royal Arch Masons, of Wjlber,
; Neb., $250.
The immediate income of $30,
000 is lo be given to Mrs. Clara
Palmer Kounlze of New York to
be devoted lo the use of her two
children. An undivided half in
terest, estimated by Captain Pal
mer at $30,000, of the lot at the
corner of Twentieth md I'arnam
streets, is given at once to his
Omaha grandchildren.
All the remaining properly is
to be divided equally among the
grandchildren in 11130, mid in
case of their death anions their
L. C. Anderson Improving.
From Ttiurxriny'a Pally
Mr. L. C. Anderson, who has
been quite seriously ill for two
weeks, walked down town this
morning for the first time since
his recent sickness. His many
friends were glad lo see him
shout again. While Mr. Ander
son is not yet as strong as he was
before the attack of some days
ago, yet he is improving, and with
h few weeks' rest his physician
believes he will feel much heller
m d become stronger as the days
so by.
I'ggs for Sale,
n. P. R. eggs for sale, 7c per 1.1,
$4.00 per 100. Tolous cpgg, ft..0
per dozen, Mrs. Win. Troop.
Nehawka, Neb.
at the hearing this morning and
the evidence disclosed that after
getting enough liquor to in
toxicate him lie got into his auto
and started for Union, and had
traveled a part of the distance
when his machine had become
grounded on a ride in the road,
and he was ; found lying by the
side of it oblivious to his sur
roundings. Mr. Barton passed
him there, or rather found him,
and got him to his home.
The board made an order find
ing that Mr. Clark should be re
strained at the hospital for treat
ment, but suspended the order for
six months during good behavior,
and at the end of that time should
he continue to resist the appetite
for intoxicants, the complaint
will be dismissed. Mrs. Clark
was wild her husband at the
In connection with this matter
it should he known that the last,
legislature enacted a law making
it a serious misdemeanor for a
man that is under the influence of
liquor to he found driving an
auto. This is as it should be, as
the automobile causes many ac
cidents in the hands of the most
sober persons.
Stork Visits Joe Thompson.
News was received by Mrs.
Mary Buttery of this city this
morning to the effect that, the
stork recently visited the, home of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thompson at
Fairmont, leaving them a fine
baby girl. The numerous friends
of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson in this
city will be greatly pleased at this
announcement, and it will he per
fectly proper for Joe to take a
30-day layoff and hold the young
lady during her waking hours.
We hope that she may live to be
a com fort to her parents.
Ira Hakes has given it out cold
IhaUie will not go to Plattsmouth
to attend the fiddlers' carnival,
because he says the prizes are not
sulllciently large to enable a man
to no in style and besides he is
confident the people up there do
not appreciate the true fiddler, as
they have become accustomed to
the kind that is dished up from
the Weeping Water bottoms and
there is no harmony in any of
their music. He wants to appear
only where real music is ap
preciated, like it is here. Ne
braska City News.
We feel awful had to think Ira
cannot be here, but we guess
there may he enough here without
him. Already (here are about,
iweiily-lie 'entries, and among
them are several who would make
Ira look seven ways for Sunday
when it comes to playing "Old Zip
Coon." Why, bless your soul, Ira
couldn't touch Ihein with a ten
foot pole. Ha js considerable of
a josher. and in fact more profi
cient in joshing than fiddling, and
probably knows he wouldn't be
good enough to win a prize if he
was here.
Donald H I, son of Mr. and
Mrs. II. I). Heed of Weeping
Water, in a prohibition oritorical
coulest held at Crete last Mon
day exening, won first place and
a prize oT $15; Miss Rucker of
Crete got .second place and a prize
of $10. ''he judges on delivery
were Professors Brown, Bennett
and Jillsor of Doaue college, and
on composition and thought was
Rev. John Andrews of Weeping
Water. Prof. House of peni and
Superintendent t. F. Spencer of
Thed ford.
Try the journal's want ro column
Forty-six Years Ago Today.
A reader sends in the follow
ing: Forty-six years ago today
Lincoln fell by the hand of Booth,
his assassiun. The calendar days
. f the week were the same then
as now, General Lee and General
Grant met at Appomattox on
Sunday, April 9, 1865, and ar
rapged Lee's mrrender. Lincoln
was assassinated on Good Friday,
April 14, and died the next morn
ing. Saturday, April 15, 1805.
from Saturday's Dally.
The Journal is informed by
telephone Ibis morning that its
friend, Mont Robb, will not serve
as steward of the penitentiary, to
which was appointed
by Governor Aldrich a few days
atfer be took his seat. We un
derstand that the gentleman who
was appointed warden after the
legislature adjourned for fear the
senate would not confirm the ap
pointment if it had been made,
during the session, and the gov
ernor could not agree on the ap
pointment of Mr. Robb, the man
who could not. have possibly been
confirmed for warden, objecting
to his appointment. The governor
insisted upon Mr. Robb's having
the place, but the latter did not
feel like accepting the position
under these circumstances, as it
would be liable not to be very con
genial for either the warden or
Mr. Robb gave up his position
with the grain company at My
nard and made every preparation
to occupy the place, not dream
ing that any opposition would ap
pear at the last moment, and from
one who had the audacity to defy
the governor's wishes. Mont
Robb is an excellent citizen, and
while he may feel somewhat dis
appointed, taking everything Into
consideration, he is fortunate in
not associating himself with a
warden who could not have been
confirmed by the senate, accord
ing to law.
Mr. Robb wilt remain for tho
present with his family on the
farm south of Union, where we
know he will be much happier
than superintending the dishing
out of grub to prisoners in the
From Friday' Dally.
The delegation from this city
to the Topeka branch of the
Women's . Foreign Misisonary
society of the M. E. church, which
convened at the First Methodist
church of Omaha yesterday af
ternoon and evening, returned on
No. 10 last night. The session
was an interesting one, talks be
ing, given by Miss Simpson, a Ne
braska girl, who is a returned
misisonary from China, and by
Bishop Neulson. Miss Simpson
talked on the work in China and
the bishop spoke of the work in
general. Both inspired a feeling
of enthusiasm within the minds
of the delegates. Mr. C. C. Wes
colt attended the evening session
and acted as escort for the Platts
mouth delegation on the home
ward I rip. The delegates from
Plaltsmouth were: Mrs. C. C.
Wescolt, Mrs. R. B. Haves and
Mrs. K. C. Hill.
Population Increased.
Two more young ladies arrived
in this village the first, of the
week and two of our citizens are
rejoicing over the title of "papa"
for the first lime. Aha K. Stiles
and wife are the parents of a
nice little daughter that regis
tered at their home Sunday
morning, April 0. and Vernon T.
Arn and wife welcomed a It-pound
daughter lo their family circle
Tuesday morning, April II. The
Ledger extends congratulations hi
the happy parents of those two
bright liltle daughters, but we
can sympathize with the papa's
when they have lo do a midnight
walk to conquer a case of rolic.-
Union Ledger.
Roy lienson visited his aunt,
Mrs. J. H. lienson, at Council
Bluffs today, his mother and
sister having been in the Illuffs
for the pas wo days.
The Home of the Hostess Scene
of a Merry Gathering.
From Friday's Pally.
As per the kind invitation of
Miss Louise Gorder, which she
had extended to Hie members and
friends of the Christian Kudeavor
society of the Presbyterian church
to hold their regular social meet
ing at her home, a large, number
(seventy-three) assembled at her
hospitable home on North Third
street last evening and enjoyed a
most delightful lime socially and
an evening which will long be re
membered by those participating.
When Miss Gorder entertains
she never does things by halves,
and after having invited the mem
bers of the C. E. society and their
friends to come to her home, she
at once proceeded to plan some
sort of entertainment for her
guests and arranged for a short
musical program. This program
w-as opened with a reading by
Miss Anderson, who is a finished
reader, and her selections of last
evening were most highly ap
precialed by the large number in
Miss Molly Godwin then con
tributed a beautiful piano solo,
which was a fine number and bril
liantly executed. After this piano
solo Miss Marie Robertson gave
a reading, which was somewhat
original, in that a number of the
names of those present were
brought into use. Miss Robertson
is a pupil of Miss Pauline Oldham
of Murray, and her reading show
ed much care in study and train
ing on the part of both pupil, and
instructor and was most thor
oughly enjoyed.
The program was concluded by
a very pretty vocal' solo by Mr.
John Gorder, who was accom
panied on the piano by Mrs. Gor
der. His solo was well executed
and made a hit, with the audience;
so much so that he was most
heartily encored, but much to the
disappoinflnent of those present,
he was unable to furnish another
solo, owing to the fact that he
had failed lo bring any more of
his music. Misses Anderson,
Godwin and Robertson responded
to the hearty encores and Iheir
second numbers were likewise
most thoroughly enjoyed.
After the program various
games, social conversation and
the like were Indulged in, which
created considerable merriment,
and which were entered into with
much enthusiasm.
The thoughtful hostess not
only provided for a piu'lion of the
entertainment for her guests, but
she also had prepared an ex
quisite luncheon, consisting of
sandwiches, pickles, cake and
coffee, and this was served at the
proper time and was one which
elicited many compliments and
which the guests found very ap
petizing and pleasant.
At the usual hour the F.n
deavorers and friends departed
for Iheir homes, greatly indebted
to Miss Gorder for her kind hos
pitality in offering her home, for
the refreshments served ami for
the splendid entertainment af
forded them on this occasion.
From Thursday 'a Daily
Another very pleasant meeting
was that of I he Ladies' Aid society
of I he M. K. church, w hich was
held at the home of Mrs. J. M.
Hall yesterday afternoon. This
meeting was very largely at (end
ed and a fine lime was had. The
usual business session took up
the greater portion of I he early
hours of the afternoon, and aside
from the regular routine business
transacted the ladies arranged
for I he floral bazaar, which will
be held the first part of May, and
of which further and more ex
tended announcements will be
given in these columns. Follow
ing the business session the time
was most enjoyahly spent, the
hours being whiled away in social
(onversalion and oilier amuse
ments. During the course of the
afternoon a delightful luncheon
was served, which was not the
least appreciated of the many
things Ihe hostess had provided
for (he entertainment of her
gu'sts an. I which materially aided
in the social good lime.
From Saturday's Dally.
James N. Jordan commenced a
suit in the county court yesterday
making J. Lawrence Slull defend
ant, Ihe suit being one for dam
ages and ajnonnts to $102.50. The
let it ion alleges that during (DiO
he, the plaintiff, occupied and
farmed Ihe northeast quarter of
sM'lion 3, in township 12, range
13, and Ihe defendant owned and
occupied the adjacent land.
Plaint ilT had twenty-seven acres
of winter wheat, doing fine, and
three stacks of hay on his land.
He alleges that defendant kepi a
large amount of stock, which he
allowed to overrun plaint ill's
land, destroying his bay and eat
ing and greatly damaging his
wheat. Plaintiff corralled some
of the animals belonging to de
fendant, and tied them with a
1.50 rope, which defendant cut
when he took his stock from
plaint i(T'n barn. The wheat was
damaged, says plaintiff, lo the
amount of .$50, the bay destroyed
was reasonably worth $18 and the
rope cul by defendant was worth
$4.50, a total of $102.50, for
which judgment is prayed.
Another suit filed in Judge
Beeson's court yesterday was (hat
of Ihe Bank of Invnle against
John Barter, a suit on a promis
sory nole for the sum of $70, wilh
interest from March 12, 1910.
Mrs. Will Tillman and daugh
ter, Lena, who have been spend
ing a week wilh relatives in
Plaltsmouth, came down Tuesday
and are visiting In Union and
vicinity. The Tillman family
have been residing in Ogallala
since they moved from here, and
Mr. Tillman owned a farm near
that place, but I hey resided in
town and conducted a restaurant.
Mrs. Tillman relates thai last
Friday night a fire broke out in
their town and destroyed their
restaurant building and all Ihe
contents excepting their piano,
ond it was so damaged (hat it is
almost worthless. Three other
business houses burned at the
same time. They had some in
surance, but no way near enough
to cover their loss. Mr. Tillman
remained in Ogallala to adjust
some business affairs, and they
have not, definitely decided upon
plans for Ihe future, but may
coticlcude lo locate in Union
again. Union Ledger.
From Saturday's Daily.
The Ladies' Indus! rial of the
Christian church were entertain
ed at tin cosy home of Mrs.
George lielong yesterday after
noon in a very charming manner.
The Ladies' Industrial is an or
ganization of lilt; young ladies of
this church and hold a meeting
every week at the home of Ihe
members. There was a large
number of I he ladies w ho look ad
vantage of Ihe pleasant wealher
and were present. There was no
business session held, so Ihe
ladies part icipated in a social
lime. Some brought their fancy
work and plied Ihe busy needle.
At Ihe usual lime delicious re
freshments were served, lo which
nil did ample jus! ice.
Another pleasing feature of Ihe
afternoon's entertainment was
several piano selections rendered
by Miss Kill a Crahill, which could
riot help hul be appreciated, as
Miss Crahill is a most excellent
When Ihe hour for departure
came Ihe ladies dispersed, having
had a most, enjoyable time, and
vnling Mrs. Iii'loug a splendid
Mr. E. C. Hill departed for
Chicago this afternoon lo spend
Foster with his mother.
List of the Cass County Pupils
Who Passed the March
'1 he following is Ihe complete
list of those pupil who passed
the March examination in Cass
Plattsmouth Lyle Mollis, Ruby
Kdgerlon, Verdon. Vroinau. Norine '
Schnlhof, Florence Schuelz,
Murray Delia Adams, Dwyer
Alvo August Hieke, Belle
Foreman, Joseph Wolfe, Ralph
Wolfe, Jesse Wolfe, Fern Dim
milt, Glenn Diniinilt.
Nebawka Arthur Wolph. Law
son Sheldon, F.sther Murdoch,
Lester Murdoch.
Manley Mary Bouike.
Eagle Thomas Allen.
Kim wood Grace Bogenrief,
Marjorie Sharp, Mary Waters,
Belle Sutherland.
Greenwood F.llle Olson, Isa
Nichols, Margeruile Jones.
South Bend Robert Lung,
Mary Talbot.
Murdock Roberlae .Stack,
James Mills, Claire Story.
Avoca Luella Opp, Hubert
Larsen, F.Iva Kokjer, Nicholas
Union Fannie McCarroll, Zoia
Finns, Lemuel Barritt, Lyda
Clark, Alva Sikes, John Everett.
Louisville Orphic Polk.
Wabash Anna Rauth.
Another examination for the
pupils who failed in not to exceed
four branches will be conducted
at Ihe coiinly superintendent's
office April 20 and 21.
Principal Elected.
From I'l Uluy'R Dally,
The school hoard had a special
meeting last evening and elected
Mr. C. O. Larson oT this city as
principal of the High school. Mr.
Larson is a graduate of Bellevuo
College and has taught very suc
cessfully during Ihe present year
as principal of the Avoca schools.
The Plaltsnioulh school board are
very fortunate in securing his
Thomas Urwln of Louisville Re
leased After Suffering Many
Years With Paralysis.
After nine long years of sufier
ing Thomas I'rwin has entered
upon his well earned rest. Nine
years is a long lime to suffer un
complainingly from Ihe pangs of
the disease, ye it has been nine
years since our old friend was
slrieken with paralysis, since
which lime he has been routined
lo his home. When death came
(o him on Tuesday, April (1, at 4
o'clock, as Ihe day was drawing
(o a close, il was as a welcome
Thomas I'rwin was an early
sell Icr in Ibis part of Nebraska,
was Ihe father of an exlra large
family and while he saw his share
of sorrow before his own sickness
he was one of Ihe inosl jovial
and happy ilispnsioiifd men we
have ever known.
The funeral occurred from the
M. F. church at 2 o'njek Friday.
lie leaves an aged wife and a
number of children inosl all
grown, besides relatives and a
host of friends, who unite in one
common prayer thai his rest may
be in peace. Louisville Courier,
What's the Use?
That is Ihi' expression
came from one of our readers
this week when he first went
his potato patch to plant
potatoes. In dropping the
hill he found a full-sized potato
bug awaiting his arrival and mak
ing all preparations for the new
crop, even before they are plant
ed. Tins was our friend, Jake
Mason, and we believe be was
about right when he said,
"What's Ihe use?" He planted
the potatoes anyway and will take
his chances in healing the huir at
the harvesting point.
Charles Peterson of Havelock
arrived in Ihe cily today for an
over-Sunday visit wilh home
folks. Charley is in the employ
of Ihe Burlington at Havelock.