The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 26, 1911, Image 1

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NO 50
on s mi C I ACTIVE III
Must Hustle Themselves and Not
Navigation to Get Results,
According to the Omaha Jive,
the war department has com
municated to the Commercial
club of that city its attitude in
the establishment of the ofllce of
chief engineer for the upper
reach of the Missouri river. Rob
ert Shaw Oliver, assistant to the
secretary of war, writes that the
department cannot see fit, with
the last appropriations for Mis
souri river work, to establish an
independent office for an engineer
in charge in Omaha.
When it was announced that
Major Shulz, who has charge of
the improvement work on the en
tire river, would devote most of
his time to the improvement of
the stream between Kansas City
and St. Louis, it was decided that
the Omaha district would suffer
from lack of supervisory atten
tion. As the river had been divided
into two reaches, one from St.
Louis to Kansas City and one
from Kansas City to Sioux City,
the river improvement committee
of the Commercial club decided
that Omaha was the logical point
for the ofllce of the engineer in
charge of the upper reach. The
question was taken up with Sen
ators Hitchcock and Brown and
through them with the war de
partment. Despite this setback, however,
the river improvement cgrnmittee
of the club, which John L. Mc
Cague is chairman, plans to pro
William Kropp, Former Pioneer
Resident of This County, Dies
at Home in Otoe County.
From Friday' Dally.
The following account of the
death of Wiliiain Kropp, who was
an early resident of Mt. Pleasant
precinct, Cass county, is taken
from the Nebraska City News:
William Kropp, who has ween a
resident of Ihis county for almost
half a century, died last night at
10 o'clock, at his homei n Wyom
ing precinct, after an illness of
many weeks. For some time it
has been known that he could not
recover, but "while there is life
there is hope" and nothing that
medical skill could do was left
undone, but finally exhausted
nature surrendered, and Otoe
county lost one of Iter most suc
cessful farmers.
William Kropp was a native of
the Kingdom of Hanover, Ger
many, and was born April 25,
1833. In September, 1853, he
came to this country with li is
parents, loratnig first in Lake
county, Illinois. He was married
in 1858 to Miss Dorotha Stoll, and
that year they came to Nebraska,
locating first in Cass county, and
then came to Wyoming precinct,
where he has since made his
home. He was a very successful
.farmer and realizing that Ne
braska was to become one of the
leading agricultural states cf the
union, he invested his surplus
money in farm land, so at the
time of his death he was pos
sessed of more than 3,000 acres
of land.
Nine children were born to Mr.
and Mrs. Krupp, of whom there
are now living George V, John
H., William F. and Louis, all of
whom are now prosperous farm
ers in this county.
Mr. Kopp was a man who at
tended strictly to his own affairs,
. and had a large circle off riends.
He was a member of the German
Methodist church.
The lime of the funeral has not
been announced, but interment
will be in the Wyoming cemetery.
Mrs. Will Stewart and daugh
ters, Mildred and Goralio, of
Wymore, Neb., are visiting at the
home nf Mr. and Mrs. W. II,
Newell and Mr. arid Mrs. J. M.
Depend on the Missouri River
Says Commissioner Guild.
mote popular interest in the
.situation before the next session
of congress. Meetings will be
held and every effort be made to
interest the national represent
atives in the necessity for the im
provement of the river between
Omaha and Kansas City. Despite
the fact that the war department
has failed to lend its approval to
the cable and brush system of
bank protection, the confidence of
the committee in this scheme is
immutable. Its adoption again
will be urged. This is a plan
which Omaha engineers have ap
proved. It consists of anchoring
brushes to the bank by cables,
and in this way sand bars are
formed and banks are extended.
Referring to the Missouri
River Navigation congress, on
which for two years Omaha de
pended for the advancement of its
interests in river work, Commis
sioner J. M. Guild of the Com
mercial club says:
"Omaha has been leaning on a
reed if it expects to get practical
results from that organization.
The time has come for it to take
steps in its own behalf."
The members of the river im
provement committee, in addition
to Mr. McCague, are: J. L. Pax
ton, vice chairman; II. T. Clarke,
G. W. Craig, R. B. Howell, Stock
ton Heth, W. S. Jardine, W. S.
King, C. S. Montgomery, W. T.
Page, C. II. Pickens, F. D. Wead,
J. R. Webster and II. W. Yates, jr.
Dry In Northwest.
Dr. Ransom and Fred Jess re
turned from a trip to Rapid City
a day or two ago, where they had
been looking after some real
estate investments of Dr. Ransom.
They found that that portion of
South Dakota so far as its agri
cultural interests are concerned,
will be quite dull this season. Aft
er leaving the sandhills of Ne
braska and northward to Rapid
City, vrgitation is all but dead.
The corn is small and badly rolled
through the day. Grass is brown
and sear as in the fall, and the
heat and dust is terrific. At Rapid
City the business men were com
plaining that business was dull.
At Hill City, some thirty miles
away, the mining industry was
being carried on quite exfensive
Jy, and gold gotten out by placer
mining. A $100,000 mining outfit
was being worked to its capacity.
Taking the country as a whole it
did not have the prosperous ap
pearance of Nebraska.
In District Court.
From Friday's Dally.
The time of the district court
was occupied yesterday with the
trial of the injunction suit be
tween J. W. Nichols, plaintiff, and
C. W. Royer, defendant. After
hearing the evidence the court
entered findings of fads and a
judgment for plaintiff, dividing
the costs, directing each .party to
pay the costs he has made, and
directing that a chattel mortgage
be given on the crop, securing the
rent, and enjoining the defendant
from pasturing stock In the or
chard. The decision was accept
ed by both parties as a settle
ment of their difference.
Finds Pocketbook.
From Friday's Dally.
Jack Minion, a brakeman, be
longing to one of the Sioux City
freight crews, lost his purse con
taining quite an amount of money
and his bank pass book, on the
street last evening. The same
was found by Mr. Snow, the Hur
Iinglon draughtsman, and return
ed to Mr. Minion through the
postofllce without delay. One can
depend upon getting lost property
if the same falls into the hands of
an honest person.
Jesse McVeigh departed for
California Monday evening via
the southern route. He will visit
Los AngeleH, Long Ileach, San
Francisco and many other coast
cities before returning.
Great Sport at Camp.
From Friday's Daily.
Parmele, Windham, Soennich
sen, Dovey and Arries broke
camp at Cedar Creek Wednesday
night and came to Plattsmouth
on the freight, haing the pleas
ure of riding in a boxcar with two
Weary Willies. The freight did
not stop at this city and the
campers all "rolled." They laid
in a lot of supplies and return
ed to camp yesterday. Carl
Sehinidtman and Hob Will expect
to join the campers Saturday
evening. j
Judge Travis Positively Declines
and Under No Circumstances
Will He Accept Nomination.
i i
Since the Journal printed an
article some time since that the
name of Judge H. 1). Travis had
been favorably mentioned as a
candidate for judge of the su
preme court on the democratic!
ticket, quite a large number of
papers throughout the state have
given his candidacy favorable,
The judge has informed the
Journal several times that under
no circumstances could he accept
such nomination, and ho would
like for those papers who have so
kindly mentioned his name in this
connection to deny the report that
he is a candidate for judge of the
supreme court. He does not de
sire to be misunderstood on the
matter. Judge Travis has been
on the district bench for nearly
four years, and he has established
such a candid and honest reputa
tion for impartiality with both at
torneys and clients that they are
all clamoring for his retention as
district judge for another term
at least.
Enjoy a Pleasant Afternoon.
From Friday's Daily.
The Ladies' Aid society of St.
Paul's German Kvangelical
church were very pleasantly
entertained at the home of Mrs.
William Hassler yesterday after
noon. In spite of it being very
warm, there was a very large
number of ladies in attendance,
the ladies taking in something
like $9 or $10. The principal
amusement was derived from
social conversation and other di
versions, all of which made up an
afternoon of much enjoyment. At
the proper time a dainty lunch
eon, consisting of coffee and
coffee cake, was served, which
was most thoroughly enjoyed by
the ladies. At the usual time the
ladies departed for their homes,
greatly indebted to the hostess for
the splendid entertainment afford
ed them on this occasion and for
her kind hospitality.
Entertains Ladies' Aid 8oclety.
From Friday's Dally.
Tho Ladies' Aid soicety of the
M. E. church was entertained in
a most enjoyable manner at the
home of Mrs. Alice Kennedy yes
terday afternoon. Hero a very
large number of the ladies had
assembled and participated in a
fine time. The early hours of the
afternoon were devoted to a short
business session, after which the
ladies had a most delightful social
time. Social conversation and
needlework, interspersed with
other amusements, made the
hours go entirely too fast and
made the afternoon a very pleas
ant one. An elegant luncheon
was provided by the hostess at a
convenient time and was one
which elicited many compliments
and to which the ladies did ample
Damage of Storm.
The little storm last week did
same damage in a few places.
Lightning struck in a field on the
Dave Foltz farm, ran along a wire
where some hogs were lying down
and killed two of them. It struck
two telephone poles out by Will
Carpers and riddled them
small cyclone touched tho gruon
at George Frisbee's and twisti
off a few trees, raised and lower
again and caught a corn crib an
at another place twister a lone
tree off. Weeping Water lie
All kinds of cool summer drinks
nt Dookmeyer & Maurer's.
Father A. M. Shine of This City
Delivers the Principal
The following account ot the
graduating exercises of the
Sacred Heart High school is taken
from the World-Herald of Thursday:
Graduating exercises for the
class of It) 11, held last evening
at Lyceum hall, Twenty-second
and Locust streets, terminated
the season's activities for Sacred
ellart High school.
The graduates were Marie Rose
Spellman, Jennie Mae Grogan,
Mary Catherine Maher and Helen
M a r ie D wy e r . Eac h o f t h e g r ad u -ales
participated in the program,
Misses Grogan, ' Spellman, Cun
ningham and Dwyer reading
essays and Miss Maher giving a
vocal solo.
Taking for his subject the class
mollo, "Heaven is My Camp, God
is My Light," the Rev. Father
Shino of Plattsmouth delivered a
most helpful and inspiring com
mencement address to tho young
graduates, touching on the need
of divine as well as human faith
in the journey along life's high
way. , In opening Father Shine
humorously alluded to the fact
that most of the numbers on tho
program contained some allusion
to light and that a speaker named
Shine brought it to a close. The
themes of the graduates were:
"Fireside Lights," "Lightning
Flashes of Great Genius,"
"Torehbearers of the Night," and
"Reflex Lights," and tho vocal
number was "The Lord is My
Light," while the closing chorus
was "O, Light Eternal."
Musical numbers were furnish
ed by Misses Marie Dennison,
Orvilla Squires, Rose Gentleman,
Coletla Connor, Lucile Craven,
Margaret Seidenspinner, Clara
McKenna and Mary McGrath.
In the absence of tho Rev. P. J.
Judge, the conferring of honors
was by Father John Gleeson, who
alluded in opening to the sorrow
felt by Father Judge that illness
kept him from being present. In
behalf of the pastor and those
present, Father Gleeson warmly
thanked the Rev. Shine for his
eloquent address.
Lyceum hall was packed to the
doors for the exercises, among
the clergy present being the Rev.
Father Harrington of St. Cecilia's,
the Rev. Fathers Kelly and Hurke
of Creighlon university, and the
Rev. Father Roach of St. James'
The first prize in church his
tory, a gold medal given by I). C.
Sullivan, went to Helen Dwyer;
second, by the Rev. L A. Judge,
to Susie Moriarfy. In Irish history
tho pribes were given by tho Rev.
P. J. Judge, the gold medal going
to Henrietta Wadsworth ami sec
ond prize to Julia Fitzgerald.
Bad City Water.
Serious complaint has been
made in the past week or two of
the bad condition of tho city
water, and one of our leading
physicians says it not only is not
fit for drinking purposes, but that
it is almost entirely useless for
any purpose. It is dangerous for
the health of the community to
use such water. Something
should be done right away to
remedy this matter or someone
may be hauled up before the
health department and made to
tell why the Plattsmouth Water
company will premit such a state,
of affairs to exist that endanger
the health of all who depend upon
city water for home and office
Crop Prospects Fine in Iowa.
From Friday's Dsllr.
Mrs. Philip Tritsch returned
today from near Thurman, Iowa,
where Mr. Trielsch owns a 100
acro farm, on which the crops are
looking fine. Mrs. Tritsch
brought back samples of wheat
and oats which, she had secured
in the field, and the growth of
straw and grain was remarkably
fine. The corn on Hie farm is
also looking the best and Mrs.
Tritsch was very much pleased at,
the outlook for a bumper crop on
their Iowa land.
For a goou oc smoke, tell tue man
to give you a "Gut Hell."
Finds for Plaintiff.
From Friday's Daily,
County Judge lSeeson handed
down a decision in the ease of J.
N. Jordan, J. M. Roberts and W.
II. Newell vs. C. Lawrence Stull,
this morning. The suit was one
t r damages to crops and was
insight for $ lO'J.i.n. Judge Bee
son erl to the premises at the
request of defendant's counsel,
Mr. A. L. Tidd, yesterday morn
ing, being accompanied by Mr.
Tidd, Mr. W. A. Robertson for the
plaintiffs, and Mr. D. 0. Dwyer,
who took the party out in his
auto. After duly considering the
matter the court found the dam
age to be $25, for which he enter
ed a judgment against the defendant.
Some Suggestions That Might
Prove Beneficial to Cass
County Farmers.
From Frlduy's Dally.
Sam Jordan, corn expert in the
employ of the Missouri state
board of agriculture, known in
every Misosuri corn county as a
farmers' institute lecturer, has
issued this statement to corn
"Hoys, don't give up the ship.
A serious drouth threatens us.
All that can be done is frequent,
persistent, shallow, level cultiva
tion. Once a week, if possible,
make a dust mulch. These things
done may mean a crop with very
littlo rain. Neglect it and with
little rain it means a sure failure.
"Missouri corn growers can put
across a crop by borrowing dry
farming methods. You must act,
keep the cultivators going in the
"After a shower a crust forms
on the ground. In this crust are
thousands of little cracks thai
are like little chimneys to let the
water out of the soil into the air.
From a soil with reasonable
moisture about 120 tons of water
per acre evaporates in one week
of dry, hot, windy weather. Shal
low, frequent cultivation stops
"Get busy, keep busy, save the
corn. Sit and wait. for the rain
and you will lose."
Here is what President Worst
of tho North Dakota Agricultural
college says:
"If I were to come on to your
farm and set 750 teams to work
for a week hauling water onto a
quarter section at the rale of four
tons a day I would then only put
on as much water as evaporates
in a week when there is a good
moisture content in the soil. A
thorough harrowing will slop this
evaporation and save that amount
of water."
First Band Concert.
From Friday's Dally.
The first concert to be given
during the summer months by the
Durlington band occured last
evening at Third and Main
streets. Tho band rendered up-to-date
music and called forth a
large crowd to listen to the selec
tions. Prof. Srhulholf Is spend
ing considerable time in training
the boys, and evidence of this fact
was clearly noted last evening by
all who understand music. Doth
sides of Main street were lined
with people from Fourth street
almost, to tho Thirlinglon station,
and many people were in from the
country adjacent to town. The
next concert will be given next
Thursday night, June 29. Re
member the date, and como out
and hear some excellent music.
Game Warden Here.
From Friday's Dally.
The fish stories which have
been going round lately has ex
cited the curiosity of the game
warden, and accordingly Warden
Williams of Omaha arrived to
day in lime t obe present when
Neighbor Childers, who has lived
on the Platte for years, offered
for sale at Kunsmann & Ramge's
market thirty pounds of fish. Tho
warden took possesison of the
fish and 'phoned the chief at Lin
coln, who will arrive on No. 2
this evening. It will then bo de
termined who the fish belong to.
Mr. Childers has a license to hunt
and fish in Nebraska, but whether
he can sell or not is another
People Should Be Just as Careful
of Their Health in Summer
as in Winter.
The coming of the burning
luonths of summer is dreaded by
the majority of our people. Any
physician will tell you, however,
that pneumonia, bronchitis and
other of the greatest foes of tho
human physique, together with
infinite and irritating minor af
fections of the throat and re
spiratory organs, grow out of
the strain of adjusting, our
delicate human frame to tho
vicissitudes of winter.
In tropical climates they havo
acquired better the art of living
in hot weather. They rise early,
receive the cool, invigoration of
the dawning day, and by the time
the sun has reached its meridian
they are ready for their restful
siesta. Their houses, built tx ad
mit air freely, are more favorable
to mid-day sleep than our tightly
built dwellings whose windows
give insufficient access to the air.
As the sun dips toward the
western horizon, some more work
is done. Of course our abnormal
and unwholesome system of
factory and business office labor
makes such an ideal arrangement
impracticable for most of us. Hut
one hopes that mankind will not
forever live in a manner defying
his physical environment.
Poulson's Contemptible Work
Didn't Win Anti-Saloon League
the Least Bit of Consolation.
A special from Lincoln, under
dale of June 22, says: Lincoln's
newly opened thirst emporiums
did a rushing business Ihis aft
ernoon. Immense crowds throng
ed each bar room, anxious to en
counter a schooner after two
years and a half of legal abstin
ence. Patronage was for the most
part orderly and the saloons were
closed in strict accordance with
the 8 ('clock law. It is expected
that all the twenty-five saloons
will be running tomorrow. Eigh
teen opened up as soon as the de
cision of Judge Cornish was an
nounced. At noon Judge Cornish overrul
ed the, plea of H. F. Guile, who
had appealed from the decision
of the excise board. The excise
men ruled adversely to Guile's
blanket remonsl rat ions. Judge
Cornish, in his decision, declared
.that the initiative and referendum
when invoked was the supreme
law of the municipality and there
.would be no standing on minor
technicalities when the will of the
people had been fairly recorded.
The applicants for liquor
license rushed to the office of tho
city clerk, got their licenses and
huriredly opened their saloons. It
is believed that all the legal spar
ring is over and there will be no
more interference with the exciso
Jesse and A. S. Lowther Here.
From Friday's Dally.
Jesse Lowther and his brother,
A. S. Lowther, of Coleridge, Neb.,
came to Omaha with a shipment
of cattle yesterday and took ad
vantage of their nearness to
Plattsmouth and came down for a
visit with their parents, J. W.
Lowther and wife. Hoth gentle
men dropped in to pay the Jour
nal office a friendly call, and
Jesse renewed his subscription to
the Journal for another year. He
says crop prospects are very good
and that corn has not suffered
for want of moisture, although
rain will be very beneficial com
ing soon, there being no moisturo
stored in ,t subsoil, a drouth
will be more keenly felt than it
would under other conditions.
Jesse Lowther has been in the
vicinity of Coleridge for four
years and his brother three, and
they enjoy getting back to Cass
once a year.
Mrs. H. I). Travis and daughter,
Miss Helen, wero passengers to
Weeping Water yesterday after
noon, where they will visit friends
for a few days.