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SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGKS
PLATTSMOUTI1, NEBRASKA. TllUUSDAY JUNK 22,1911
A GEIiEU raillDER OF DAYS fill
STEAMBOATS PUEO TIE MISSOURI
The Lower Missouri Has Now, and Has Had for Sometime, Re
gular Line of Steamboats Between St. Louis and Kansas
City, Through the Efforts of the Latter City.
In a perusal of I he following
the': pioneer citizens of Platts
rnouth will call to mind the days
when4 steamboats used to land at
th fooC of Main street:
Little llock, Mo., June 19.
The Chester passed here at 3:15
o'clock this afternoon. This
town is thirty miles from Boon
ville by river.
Arrow Rock, Mo., June 19.
The steamer Chester at 1 o'clock
was reported a mile below this
Hoonville, Mo., June 19 The
steamer Chester passed here at
9:30 oclock this morning. It did
not stop. The Unique put in with
dispatches. Booriville greeted the
Chester with a brass band, ring
ing bells and blowing- whistles.
Many persons were on the banks.
To which the Kansas City Star
The Chester left Port Lupus,
forty miles above Jefferson City,
at 4 o'clock .this morning and held
its normal stride of seven miles
an hour. The, only stop that is
planned for today is at Glasgow,
where a barge lowed up the river
will ho delivered to the Glasgow
'Band company. The boat will
make at least a mile more an hour
after it gets rid of the barge. If
it steams along this afternoon as
it did this morning, the. Chester
will tie up fonight not very much
more than 100 miles below Kan
sas City. A good run Tuesday
would put the boat so near Kan
sas City a landing could be made
at the foot of Delaware about 11
o'clock Wednesday morning.
Unique Had Same Trouble.
The engines and pumps have
been working heller today than
since the boat left St. Louis. The
same trouble the Chester has had
was encountered two years ago on
the Unique, Waller S. Dickey's
private yacht; also a tunnel type
boat. It will be remembered Mr.
Dickey attempted In make I he trip
from Kansas Cily to Jefferson Cily
with Republican leaders Iwo years
ago. The boat refused lo work.
Now it travels for days and weeks
without mishap. II was a new
boat then and had' the same
trouble the Chester is having with
its machinery and that all other
new boats have on the first trip.
Steamboat pilots say that' the
average time required to run a
new steamboat on its tlrst trip
from St. Louis to Kansas City has
been two weeks. The Chester
probably will be more fortunate in
that respect than some of the old
types of boats.
Easier on the Missouri.
The Chester has had less
trouble and easier going since it
entered the moulh of the Mis
souri than while on the Missis
sippi from New Orleans to St.
Louis. At one place in the Mis
sissippi a tugboat was required
to pull it off a sandbar. Had it
not been for defective steering
gear and a crooked rudder the
Chester would have come at least
this far up the river, a distance of
more than "200 miles, without
even slacking its speed or en
countering a single obstacle, so
far as the river or the type of
boat is concerned.
The construction of dikes by
the government along the river,
as is being done now below Jef
ferson City, where the channel is
shallowest and where the flood
waters of the Gasconade and the
Osage rivers do the greatest dam
age, will make the Missouri river
as safe and profitable to navigate
as the Mississippi, old river men
who are acquainted with the river,
say. If a very small part, of the
money sp'cnt by the government
on the Mississippi was spent on
I he Missouri there would be as
many boats in the Missouri river
trade as on the Mississippi, pilot s
From Tuesday's Dally.
The Masonic lodge installed
officers last evening after the
regular business meeting of the
lodge. The following named gen
tlemen were installed in the dif
ferent offices. Past Master V. V.
Leonard acting as installing
officer: Oliver C. Dovey, W. M.;
William A. Robertson, S. W.;
George W. Thomas, J. W.; Carl
G. Fricke, treasurer; M. Archer,
secretary; Oliver C. Hudson,' S.
D.; Nelson Dean, J. D.; S. Ray
Smith, S. S.; Fritz A. Fricke, J.
S., and Thomas S. C. Dabb,
Now that river traffic is a sure
Ihing on I ho lower Missouri river
and boats are making regular
trips from Kansas City to St.
Louis, and frequently lo New
Orleans, we wonder how long it
will be I ill the Journal can print
reports, as above, of boats com
ing up the river from Kansas Cily
lo Omaha. It looks lo most any
person that if I he Missouri river
traffic can be made a success on
part of the river it can be done on
another, if the proper effort is
made by the business men of
Omaha, I he largest cily between
Omaha am) I he head of the river.
FRED MIES CONVICTED
OF ASSAJILTJND BATTERY
Which Means a Fine or Imprison
ment, or Both at the Discre
tion of the Court.
From Tuesday's Dully.
The case of the state against
Fred Maines, tried Monday, for
robbery, brought in a verdict of
assault and battery. The jury was
then excused for the term. The
other two defendants charged
with similar olTense had their
cases continued to the December
term of court, which convenes
December 11. Joseph Schmatcrer
became surety for his son, Frank,
the court fixing his bond at $1,
000. Roman Meier gave a bond in
a like amount which many citizens
in the vicinity of Louisville bo
came sureties upon.
The conviction of Maines for
assault and battery will subject
him to a fine or imprisonment, or
both, and he is liable in damages
to Mr. Parker, whom ho assisted
in beating up. Maines had been
in the commiunity but a short
time when the robbery occurred,
and although he was present and
aided in Ihe'beating, it seems that
the jury was of the opinion that
the defendant had no intention of
committing a robbery, and that he
did not know a robbery was con
templated when the row started
The instructions of the court
were to the effect that the intent
to rob was an important element
in the crime, and but two of the
jury would vole to convict the de
fendant as charged in the in for
motion, and the result was that a
compromise on assault and bat
tery was effected.
The jury, as a vvole, during the
present, term, has been one of in
telligence, and anxious to dea
fairly wilh the parlies in court, at
the. same lime adhering lo their
oath in impartially performing
their duties in finding the fads
in the several cases tried in their
11 PLEASANT TRIP 10
UNION AND RETURN
Prof. Ed Schulhof Takes Journal
Publisher on a Joy Ride, Which
He Truly Enjoyed.
From Monday's Dally.
Yesterday morning Ihe Journal
publisher accepted Ihe kind in
vital ion of Mr. K. II. Schulhof for
an automobile trip to Union, and
we must say it was a very pleas
ant I rip and we enjoyed a few
hours' visit with our numerous
Union friends. Mr. Schulhof be
ing in the piano tuning business,
he had some business mailers to
look after over near Alvo, where
he has a great many pianos glider
his care, while we remained in
Union for a couple-of hours.
For Ihe brief lime we had to
remain in the flourishing little
south Cass town, we made good
use of it and visiled nearly all the
business men of our acquaint
ance. We found them all happy
ami prosperous and nil doing a
pretty good business for Ihe sea
son of Ihe year. Union has every
appearance of prosperity. Ihe new
and substantial brick buildings
that, have been creeled within Ihe
past few years. Ihe up-lo-dale
slocks of goods, Hie condition of
the nearby farms, all indicate Ibis
Tact. 1 Here are numerous new
buildings in the resiil -m e distri'f
that are soon to be ern I' d, a1 d
the railroad company h prepar
ing to lay a lot of new nle I racks
to accommodate Ibeir heavy busi
ness at that point. Preparations
are being made and Ihe boosters
are out for the Old Settlers' pic
nic, to be held on the 19th of
August, and all are alive to every
situation for the betterment of
Union and her people.
Mr. Schulhof returned from
Alvo about II o'clock and we took
up Ihe homeward journey. Mr.
Schulhof drives his own auto and
is ready at any and all limes lo
Took after Ihe pianos- of Cass
county, and is able to furnish Ihe
strongest references as a guar
antee of his ability. He rovers
the entire county and is desirious
of securing every piano owner, on
DONE GREAT DEAL OF GOOD
Former Citizen, Paroled by Judge
Travis a Year and a Half
Ago, Doing Nicely.
Judge Travis feels ery much
gratified with his act in paroling
Fred Thrall, who formery resided
in Union. Thrall was arrested
apd convicted of a serious charge,
caused from drink. After he had
been free from drink some days
and was brought into court for
sentence Judge Travis beheld a
man that uui not present me
hioks of one of bad character,
and having a wife and children,
he came lo the conclusion thai he
would give Thrall a chance to
make a man ot hiniseir, ami
therefore, paroled him, wilh the
understanding that he would
write the judge once each month.
The following is the lasl letter
received by Judge Travis, and it
... ... . . . t
will ne seen trial tins is a case
where Hie parole law has resulted
in much good:
, Omaha. Neb., June 17, 1911.
Mr. II. D. Travis, Plaltsmouth,
Neb. Dear Sir: I thought I
wquld drop you a few lines and
let you know I am O. K. and do
ing fine. I am slill working at
the Brandcis store. It is easy
work and I get $50 per month and
uniforms. I slill live in the same
plice. I see Mr. Ramsey every
once in a while. If you ever come
up would like for you to stop in
and see me. I am running the
third elevator at the alley en
trance of main store. Hoping
thfise few lines will find you well
I remain, yours truly,
Fred Thrall, Omaha, Neb.
South Seventh street.
Burlington Officials Here.
From TutMadiiy' Dally.
Mr. Torrey ot Chicago, super
intendent of motive power; R. W.
Way, chief clerk to the superin
tendent of the Omaha division,
and James Knunerson, road
master, were in the city today in
a special car attached to No. 15
this morning, and looked after
business matters at Ihe local
A TRITE OF RESPECT
TO THE DOCTOR
NOT DOING MUCH RAIL
ROAD BUILDING IN NEBRASKA
! In District Court.
Fiuin Tuesday's Dally. . . .
Judge Travis entered orders
this morning allowing fees in the
criminal cases where affidavits of
poverty had been made by the ac
cused. In the case of the State
vs. Perry ami tne Mate vs. HecK-
er, Mr. D. O. Dwyer was allowed
$35 in each case. In the case of
the State vs. McCauley and the
Slate vs. Maines Mr. C. A. Rawles
was allowed $35 in each case.
Petition was filed a few days
ago by I). O. Dwyer, attorney for
plaintiff, in Ihe case entitled John
W. Nickols vs. C. W. Rover, in
which the plaintiff, who is owner
of farmlands occupied by the de
fendant, under written lease,
seeks lo enjoin defendant from
disposing of his crop before pay
ing the plaintiff the rent for Ihe
farm. The case will be tried in
Ihe court next week.
Coming to Plaltsmouth.
Mr. and Mrs. OP. Newbranch
and daughter, Miss Grace, are
preparing In move to Platlsmouth.
Miss Newbranch will leach in the
Plaltsmouth schools. Mr. and
Mrs. Newbranch have resided in
Lincoln for twenty years. Lin
Mr. and Mrs. Newbranch are the
parents of Mrs. N. C. Abbott, and
also Ihe father of Harry New
branch, editor of the Omaha
World-Herald. This family will
be quile an addition lo Ihe social
circles of Plallsmoulh, and our
people generally will extend them
a cordial welcome. Miss Grace is
an accomplished lady.
Mrs. Swearlngen in Jail.
From Tuesday's Dally..
On Monday evening Mrs. C. M.
Swearingen of Sidney was placed
in Ihe county jail, her bondsman,
John Horsley of Percival, having
withdrawn from the bond. About
two years ago Mrs. Swearingen
was convicted by the district court
of an assault with intent to do
great bodily injury to the person
of R. S. Williams. Several months
before her conviction she shot at
Williams on the northwest corner
of Ihe public square at, Sidney,
alleging that in a real estate
transaction, he had defrauded her.
Ah a result of the trial she was
fmed $500 or 150 days in jail.
She at once appealed the case and
ba.s since been out on bond pend
ing the decision of the highest
slate tribunal, which has not yet
been rendered. Hamburg Repub
lican. The unfortunate lady is the one
that Judge Ramsey went to Sid
ney to defend some time ago, and
it is our understanding that Mrs.
Swearingen is well known in sec
tions of Cass county.
Will Test Evidence.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The case pending in the county
court yeslerday and this morn
ing wherein James N. Jordan, et.
al., were plantiffs anil J. Lawrence
Stull, defendant, was almost com
pleted this morning. The evidence
was about, all in and the case
argued lo Ihe court by W. A. Rob
.orison for plaintiff and A. L. Tidd
for the defendant. After hearing
the testimony and arguments
there were some points not quite
clear to the court, and he an
nounced Hint he would reserve his
decision for three days, and go to
the land and take a view of the
wheat and observe the land where
the hay slacks stood. This ar
rangement was perfectly salis
.faclory to the litigants and the
court adjourned to decide Ihe
He Fights His Grim and Silent
Battles With Death Without
the Applause of a Crowd.
The lawyer we take into our
confidence when we get good and
ready; Ihe clergyman we admit
to parlor and dining room; but
the doctor goes into bed rooms
unannounced. He goes in at a
time when the house, temporal
and spiritual, has not been set lo
rights for bis reception, but if
what he sees there surprises him,
he seldom lets it be known. In
the healing of bodies he has op
portunities for healing , souls
which could never come to a
priest, and wilh which many a
priest, could not deal, lie is the
lay father confessor, regardless
of creed. In cities his capability
is famous. He always Ills. Any
club member is always safe in re
plying to any other's salulion,
"Good evening, doctor." He is a
pafe man on committees; he can
turn his hand to any public busi
ness, and, if left alone, dis
charges it creditably. He knows
more psvchology in five minutes
than the philosopher in u week,
and be is withal the least emo
tional of men. For when Ihe,
awyer is in tears before a jury,
and the parson is ladling .will
athos from his pulpit, (he doctor,
cold and pale, is keeping his
nerve. The peculiar thing about
him is that while fighting his
grim and silent battle wilh death
without Ihe applause of a crowd,
often without pay, and sometimes
without even gratitude, he seems
superior to all these considera
tions. He is responding to a
higher sort of noblesse oblige
which is almost unintelligible to
e average man, not for Ihe aver
age prizes, tiompareu wnn ine
impetuosity of military men, Ihe
eclasies of religious leaders and
the silent fortitude of starving
arlisls, Ihe frozen enthusiasm of
the doctor is a very curious mani
festation. It, may be something
in the training he gets, for no
matter what the youngster may
have been, if his practice as a
physician does not bring it out.
And lo him belongs Ihe final re
ward of service, which is Ihe in
creased opportunity for service.
Slow to Spend Money for New
Lines Nebraska Will Get
Some New Mileage. -
Railroad building is lighter 'at
this time than for a number of
years past, according to author
ities that keep track of this phase
of commercial activity in the
United Slates. . Unless the last
half of the year shows a docided
bulge it. Is predicted that tho
record for the year will be far
lighter than that of any year for
ten or twelve years past. The
first half of Ihe present mouth
showed a decided betterment in
the steel rail demand, many of
the roads that ordinarily place
orders in the early spring having
delayed placing orders until June.
A number of heavy steel orders
are said to be still held, the hope
being entertained, however, that
I hey may be placed before the end
of the first half of Ihe calendar
year. The wailing policy, how
ever, seems lo have been adopted
by those who order Ihings.
Usually during May and June
the big systems shut down on ex
penditures as much as possible,
that the showing in the yeurV
report, which ends on June 30.
may be made as favorable as pos
sible, the heads of Ihe systems
having a decided regard for the
pleasure of the .directors and
stockholders when Ihe figures are
placed before them.
Railroad extensions in Ne
braska this year has been con
fined entirely to Ihe Union Pa
cific. The Missouri Pacific is do
ing quite a lot of betterment
work, and some betterments are
being made by Ihe Rock Island.
The lluiiingtnn has confined if
arliv'ilfes in Ibis" line to needed
maintenance work, and Ibis ex
pense has been held to a low level.
The Union Pacific has done quile
a lot of double tracking within the
slate, has spenl a considerable
sum for other betterments and
now has about sixty miles of new
road, possibly a little more, under
way in Iwo extensions, the exten
sion of Ihe North Plalle river liiV
from Norlliport to Gering and the
extension of the Callaway line lo
Gaudy. The Missouri Pacific work
so far has been confined lo truck
improvement, gelling ready for
heavier steel, and slandardiziiur
ils roadway in the eastern pari of
the slate. The Rock Island is now
completing a big job of track
raising and flood protection work
along Ihe Plalle river bottoms.
H.dwcen Mauley and Rock
Muffs, an automobile crank.
Finder will receive reward by
nidifying S. O. Cole, Mynnrd. Nell.
Buys Boat In Platlsmouth.
From Tuesday' Dally.
Henry Miller of .Florence ar
rived yesterday morning on No. 4
and immediately began negjfa
tions for Ihe purchase of a boat.
He finally purchased one from
Tom Isner. The boat, was placed
in Ihe river llii morning and
shortly after noon Mr. Miller load
ed in supplies and departed for
St. Joseph, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Hrinkman return
ed from Lincoln on the afternoon
train today, where Ihey had visit
ed friends for a short time.
Married In Oakland.
From Tueiiday'a Dally.
William Grebe has just received
a letter from his brother, Joseph,
Informing William of Joseph's
marriage on June 0 to Miss Mar
garet Fleming of Oakland. Joseph
Grebe Is a Plallsmoulh boy and
a fine machinist, a son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Grebe of this city.
He has been on the Pacific coast
about a year and has an excellent
paying position wilh the Southern
Pacific Railway company. Mr.
Grebe has numerous friends In
Ibis city, who will be pleased at
the announcement of bis mar
riage. The Journal extends congratulations.
Missouri Paclflo Plans.
Superintendent De Dernardi of
Hie Missouri l'acillc. was in Oma
ha lasl Friday and made the stale- j
inenl llial. this fall Ihe road will
put on a new fast train between
Omaha and St. Louis that will
make Hie run between Omaha and
Kansas City in six hours and a
qunrler. That is about Ihree
fourlhs of the present time. The
tie renewals between Omaha and
Union 'are lo be completed by
July. New oighty-flvo-pound rails
have been laid all the way from
Kansas City lo Omaha on the
"high" line via Plallsmoulh and
Nebraska Cily. Ballasting will be
finished Ibis fall, part with ma
terial from Joplin and pari with
crushed Plalle river stone. Then
Ihe fast I rains will come. Time
for rebuilding the "low" line via
Weeping Water has not been sel.
' Bishop Comes In July.
A special from Lincoln snss:
Father William Bradley of Ibis
city has returned from Wichita,
Kansas, where he had a confer
ence with Bishop-elect Tihen in
regard to his coming lo Lincoln,
vhich will be July 19. A religious
inshillalioti will be held at Dial,
lime, lo be followed by a civic
reception. Bishop Tihen will
travel lo this cily in a special car
in company wilh several id her
pi n sis of Ibis and oilier dioceses,
llisbop Hennessey of Wichita,
who will conduct Ihe cons-'cra-lion
services for the new bishop,
will accompany Ihe party here.
also. Of the newly elected bishop
Father Hnulley said: "lie is a
western man and a wesle' i
bishop. He is domestic and of
easy approach lo all coiners, of a
calm and even disposition and al
together devoid of what some are
pleased to call 'side.' Above all
Ih'ngs be has Ihe highest inlerest
of religion al heart."
Mr. Charles Fel.er of near
Louisville, accompanied by bis
nephew from Wisconsin, was in
the city today looking after busi
ness mailers at Hie court house.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Constable J. R. Denson went
out to the home of Mr. Rice, near
Murray, yesterday with an order
on Mr. Rice to deliver over to the
officer one large driving horse,
the property of Rex Young. The
horse was turned over without
(rouble and everyone is satisfied.
II seems that the horse had been
loaned by Rex to bis father-in-law,
who declined to give Ihe
horse up without an officer came
for it. So Mr. Denson was em
ployed to bring the nnimal lo its
right ful owner.
Mr. John Kopia was an Omaha
visitor this morning, returning
on No. 2L
Will Paper and Paint.
Landlord Cory of the Perkins
hotel is having the dining room of
the hotel repapered and the wood
work painted. Mr. C. N. Shullz is
the arlist on the job. When the
work is completed Landlord Cory
will have one of Ihe neatest din
ing rooms in the city.
We are authorized to announce
C. M. Sejberl of Louisville ns a
candidate for commissioner from
the Second district, subject t Hn
will of the democratic voter at
the primary election in AumuI.
Mr. James Slnnder of i.ot:U
ville arrived in the cily today and
looked after business mailers for
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