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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA. MONDAY AIMJ1TST 21,1911
IIIE DFHG1AL VOTE OF THE Plffl
ELECTION, STATE HID COUNT! OFFICES
Root Ran Away From His Opponent In This County Oldham
Lead Democrats For Supreme Judge Hall and Upton Led For
Railroad Commissioner Close Races For Regent.
The official vote for state can
didates in Cass county is as fol
lows: Supreme Judges.
Co h hey 290
Ever son 197
Hall .' 426
Me.Grew . 85
Boebe 80lterson, C24
Below is given the official vole
received by all the candidates for
county otllces in (lie primary elec
County Clerk George C.
District Clerk James Robert
son, 582; J. E. Douglass, 430.
Robertson's majority, 140.
CITIZEN SEEKING SON
Fears That Son Has Met With
Foul Play and Offers
John Kngle, 1709 South Eigh
teenth street, is much concerned
over the disappearance of his 15-year-old
son? John, who left his
place of employment Tuesday
evening and has not been seen
since. The lad was an errand boy
for Henry R. Goring, druggist,
Thirteenth and Jones streets. He
drew his pay Tuesday evening and
started for home, but has not ar
rived there, lie had with him $10,
was dressed in a white shirt, dark
trousers and shoes. He weighed
about 125 pounds and is 5 feet 6
inches in height. His parents fear
he has met with foul play, as he
has always boon a home boy and
not given to staying down town.
The father has offered a reward
for information that will lead to
the finding of his son, dead or
alive. Omaha World-Herald.
Red Men to Louisville.
Krom Friday's lmily.
A group of Rod Mom went over
lo Louisville on the afternoon
train yesterday. Chief Spotted
Tail F.d Oonat wont, with the in
tention of spotting some of the
good-looking girls there. Chief
Roaring Thunder A. II. Koubok
declared bo would' play thunder
if lot alone. Chief Raven Feather
Henry Tinims said that he was
not going to drink nnv Rod Raven
or any other rod liquor. Chief
Running Hoar Charlie Klein vowed
he would run Ihe gauntlet, of the
entire fair. Chief While Cloud
John Corry believed that his cloud
would have several silver linings
upon it by the lime ho was ready
to return. Chief Running Wolf L.
B. Egenbergor, who , by the way,
lived up to his name in (he recent
Treasurer L. R Egenbcrger,
523; Charles II. Warner, 480.
Egonbergor's majority, i3.
Counly Judge Allen J. Heeson,
721; William Deles Dernier, 303.
Iieeson's majority, 418.
Sheriff C. D. Quinton, 983.
County Superintendent E. E.
Coroner R I. Clements, 870.
District Judge, Second Congres
sional District 11. D. Travis, 081.
.County Clerk D. C. Morgan,
' District Clerk Tames T. Rey
County Treasurer W. Kelly
Fox, 308; Carl G. Fricke, 354.
Fox's majority, 1 4.
Sheriff D. C. Rhoden, 490;
George P. Darton, 204. Rhoden's
County Superintendent Mary
E. Foster, 646.
County Surveyor Fred Pat-
1 ncre will n
several names on
both republican and democratic.
tickets, according to officials at
the court house. The democrats
had no candidate for county judge
and a number of democratic
voters wrote in names. Judge
Beeson received the greatest num
ber of democratic votes for this
'office and under the law he is the
democratic candidate as well as
the republican candidate, and his
name will appear on both tickets.
The same is true of Fred Palter
son. He was on the democratic
ticket and was nominated without
opposition. The republicans had
no candidate, and as he received
three republican voles he is tin
republican nominee also.
E. Ratnour, an undertaker at
Weeping Water, received the
nomination for coroner from I lie
democrats. His name was writ
ion in imeen limes, mis name
will be on the ticket unless he rc
fuses to run.
primary, said that he was too fat
to run around very much, but
j would see that all the boys kept
straight. There are a number of
Red Men already at Louisville.
A Most Enjoyable Meeting.
From Friday's Dally.
The Ladies' Aid society of the
M. E. church were entertained in
a most delightful manner in the
basement of the church yesterday
afternoon by Mosdauies Mina Kil
dow, I. N. Cummins and F. S.
Phebus. There was a large num
ber of the ladies in attendance and
a very pleasant, as well as profit
able afternoon was spent. The
ladies hold their regular business
session, during which time some
very important business matters
were attended to. Following the
business session the ladies de
voted the few remaining hours to
plying the busy noodle, a number
of the ladies having brought their
fancy work, also to social con
versation and various other
amusements, deriving much
pleasure therefrom. Delicious re
freshments were served by the
hostesses at Ihe proper time, and
then an hour or so spent in a
social way brought to a close a
most enjoyable meeting.
Struck by Lightning.
From Friday's Dnlly.
The house of John Zitka, on
West Pearl street, was struck by
lightning during the storm Wed
nesday night, and about $20 dam
ago was done. Zitka was lying in
boil at the lime and Ihe plaster
from the coiling rained a torrent
on him. It is reported that John
thought for a minute that the
hour for making his final report
was about at band, and ho was
greatly relieved to find that such
was not the rase and that he
would have some time left, lo make
reparation fur th, past.
Miss KHen Neuman and Willie
Neuinaii went up lo Omaha this
VERY SMOOTH GRARER
WORKS KIS G1E
He Catches the Wabash Merchant
for $23.60 and a Union Mer
chant for a Sum Not Stated.
We are a little late in getting
onto the facts, for this occurred
quite a while ago. A man rep
resenting himself as in the em
ploy of the Standard Oil company,
came to Weeping Water and made
the acquaintance of D. M. John
son. He claimed to be out look
ing after the Standard's business,
the drivers of wagons, the quality
of oil, etc. After a lime he casual
ly remarked that his funds were
low and "would you please cash
a check." Mr. Johnson was sorry,
but ho did not have the money
then. Then the stranger drove
to Wabash and called on L. R.
Stanley, representing himself as
a special agent of the Standard
Oil company. Was the oil be
bought giving satisfaction, etc.
Mr. Stanley, we are told, com
plained they had sent him two
barrels more than he had ordered.
The agent would attend fo that.
He gave him a half dollar to pay
the drayage and return the oil at
the company's expense. Have you
any empty barrels? And Stanley
had one and received a dollar for
that. The Standard buys barrels.
Would he come and have some ice
cream. Later, as train time ar
rived the special agent said his
funds were low and would he cash
a check drawn on the Standard
Oil company of Chicago for
$23.50? Stanley attached his
name and the check was cashed at
Ihe bank. The agent left. The
chock was later returned after
$3.00 protest fee had been attach
ed, and no such agent was report
ed in their employ.
It is said the stranger worked
one man at Union in the same
way. Weeping Water Repub
In Ihe article about the death of
Mrs. Wilinot yesterday the Jour
nal staled that the telegram to
Mr. Wilinot had his wife's
signature to it. The reporter
misunderstood Mr. Wilinot. His
son-in-law, fearing that the shock
would be too groat for the aged
man, telegraphed Wilmot "that
his wife desired him to come to
Omaha immediately." Wilmot
told the reporter it was a message
from his wife, and the latter pre
sumed that it was signed by her.
Wilmot says that the Journal was
in error in slating that be seldom
went to the postoffioe. He said
that he went there every day, and
often twice, and that on Monday
and luesday he called once or
twice each day, and he was told
that there was no mail there for
him. He says that there were let
ters there for him, but that they
were not delivered lo him when he
asked for his mail. One of the
letters told of his wife's critical
illness and the other of her death.
Restaurant Changes Hands.
A deal was completed Tuesday
whereby A. C. Tulene of Platts
moulh succeeds Wes Clark as the
owner and propirctor of the
restaurant, possession being
given that day. Mr. and Mrs.
Tulenp are not quite ready to give
their full lime lo the business,
and the Clarks are to assist in at
tending to it for them a short
lime. In the near future the
Tulene family will be permanent
citizens of our village, and we are
pleased to welcome them, know
ing they are excellent people. We
are glad to state also that Mr.
Clark and his estimable family
will continue to make their home
here in their cottage in the south
part of town. Union Ledger.
Narrow Escape From Death.
A special from Manley says
that James Carper and family of
four escaped what might, have
mean! death fo all by an auto ac
cident, while coming home from
the country, down a hill during
the rain Wednesday evening, when
the car skidded in the mud and
slid to the bottom, landing on a
bridge on a balance ready to turn
turtle. The occupants got out of
the car unhurt.
Mrs. F. II. Buttery was expected
in from Lincoln todav to visit
Scalped the Doctor.
From Friday's Dally.
The Rod Men who went to
Louisville yesterdav afternoon bad
a good time and put on some of
their characteristic stunts in the
evening. They took after Dr. E.
H. Wort li man, "shot" him, scalp
ed him and I lion burned him at
fbe stake. The doctor made a
very realistic fall when "shot" by
Black Hawk York. The Red Men
wore looked after by C. M. Soy
bert and Frank Wheeler.
MET HER OF OLD
C. E. Mickelwalte's Father Was
the First Mayor of Platts
mouth, He Said.
When K. II. Wosoolt was on his
recent trip and was on the upper
dock of a boat going up the St.
Lawrence river, a man came up to
him, looked at the Nebraska badge
on Woscotl's coat and the button,
"See I'lalt smooth Succeed," on
the lapel of his coat, and said:
"Are you from Plaltsmouth, Ne
braska?" "Well, sir," he continued, "my
father was mayor of Plattsniouth
forty-live years ago. My brother
was the first male child born in
The man was C. E. Mickolwaitc.
He left Plattsniouth many years
ago and is probably remembered
by but low of the inhabitants. The
Micklewaite family, however, is
very well known by the older in
habitants. He was on his way
home from the Orient, where he
had boon for several years in the
service of the government. He is
a man of about 35 years.
Mr. Wescott said the he be
lieved that the man said he was a
cousin of Lee and Will Sharp.
Mickehvaite said that he hoped to
be able to visit Plaltsmouth some
time within the next year.
Advance a Step.
W. R. Cross, R. D. Sline and
C. L. Craves, members of Ihe
school board, have for some time
boon considering plans for ad
vancement of the Union schools,
and after consultations with
Counly Superintendent Miss Fos
ter, Stale Superintendent Crab
tree and Principal Mrs. Glasgow,
all of whom assisted in the pre
liminaries, the hoard, at, a meet
ing Monday, decided to employ an
additional lonelier and put in
ninth ami tenth grades and make
this an accredited two-year high
school. The necessary steps have
already been taken and the re
quired furniture, hooks, etc., will
be here in a short time. The work
of arranging the upper rooms lo
accommodate two teachers with
the seventh, eighth, ninth and
tenth grndes, will be done before
the beginning of school next
month. Union Ledger.
Mayor Sattler Gone.
From Friday's Dally,
Mayor J. P. Sattler departed
yesterday afternoon for San Fran
cisco, whore be goes as a delegate
to the national convention of
Eagles. In his absence Council
man D. O. Dwyer, president of
the council, becomes acting mayor
during his absence. Mayor Sal
tier expects lo be absent two or
three weeks and will visit sovevral
other points of interest during his
trip fo Ihe Pacific coast. The
Journal wishes John a pleasant
trip and safe return. In the
meantime those who have busi
ness with the mayor will call on
Mr. Dwyer, who is able lo hold
down the position until the return
of Plattsinoulh's chief executive,
or longer, if necessary.
Sunday School Convention.
All Sunday school teachers and
superintendents and others in
terested should take notice that
the counly Cunday school conven
tion will lake place in Platts
niouth in October, (he dales to be
settled and announced later. The
convention is interdenominational
and all Sundays schools are in
vited. Platlsinoulh will look aft
er the welfare of the delegates.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Campbell ar
rived this afternoon from O'Neill
to visit the former's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Campbell, living
four miles south of Rock Itluffs.
SUES COM FOR WOO FOB HIS
Ctt'S DEATH AND If E'S HIES
George W. Olson Alleges That
Dangerous Ditch to Remain Unprotected Along Road Acci
dent Near Union on Night of July 22, 1911
George W. Olson has brought
suit against Cass county for
$ S. Odd for the death of his daugh
ter, Ruth, and his wife, Florence
D. (Hson, has brought suit against
the county for $1,000 for injuries
sustained on the night of July 22,
1911, on a highway in Ibis counly
between sections 31 and 35, of
township 10, which is near Union.
Olson lives in Oloe county,
about throe miles from Union. He
was driving a team hitched to a
spring wagon on the night of July
22, and about 10 o'clock came to
the point where the accident oc
curred. According to Ihe petitions filed
by his and his wife's attorneys,
the ground on one side of, the
road gave way under the feet of
one of the horses, precipitating
the horse into the ditch, dragging
the other horse with it ami over
turning the vvngon, causing it to
fall on bis daughter, Ruth, 3 years
old, and killing her instantly, and
throwing his wife out on the hard
road, permanently injuring her.
The county commissioners
made an attempt to settle with
Olson, but offered him only $150
in cash, or the payment of all
funeral and medical bills, but ho
would not listen to this offer.
The first uit is styled,
"George W. Olson, special ad
ministrator of the estate of Ruth
S. Olson, deceased, versus the
county of Cass." The petition
stales thai the plaintiff was ap
pointed special administrator of
the estate of the deceased, Ruth
S. Olson, by the county court, of
Otoe counly on August 18, 1911,
where the said estate was offered
for probate. That on July 22,
1911, and for more than ten years
thereto, the defendant, Cass coun
ty, has lawfully opened and main
tained a public highway running
north and south between sections
3 4 and 35, township 10, range 13;
IRE DETAILS OF THE
ITER PIPE ORDINANCE
Author Says That It Would Rogu
late a Practice Unfair to
An ordinance was introduced in
the city council Monday night
regulating the connecting and
maintaining of water pipes on
streets, that was referred to by
Ihe Journal in its report of the,
council meeting, but here is given i
in more detail, because it will, ac
cording to its author, Councilman
Dwyer, compel the water company
to make its own repairs and not
force the consumer lo do so.
Ho slated lo the council that it
was the water company's place to
keep in good repair the connect
ing pipes from the mains to the
lot line. The company has re
fused to make such repairs, am)
by its refusal has compelled the
lot owner to make the repairs at
I his own expense. The ordinance
is general in its mil lire and ap
plies to any person or company
furinsliing water to the inhabit
ants of Plattsniouth.
Section 1 reads as follows:
"That any person, persons, eo
part uership or corporation within
the limits of Ihe city of Plaits
mouth furnishing water lo said
oily or inhabitants thereof, shall
at his or its own expense put
and maintain in a good conditio
all connections, water pipes, cut
offs, etc., between Ihe water mains
and lot line adjacent lo the street
on which are such water mains."
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ricr i ion . j 1 1 i m n nun. 11 . iiiiii
be unlaw ful for such person, per-j
sons, co-parlnership or corpora-,
lion without first
olilamin-' Iho request or oononi
of such lot owner or user of water
to shut off the water, except solely
for non-payment of past duo
water rent; provided that written
notice must be served upon such
lot ow ner or user of water not loss
than fifteen days before such
County Negligently Permitted
and thai for the last two years it
has permitted a ditch, ranging in
depth from 0 to 11 feel, to be oil
said highway at a point com
mencing about 200 rods south of
the north line of said sections,
and extending southward 45 rods
further, and occupying the west
half of the road; that the banks
of said ditch are almost perpen
dicular and for the greater part
are covered ami Ihe ditch hidden
by a heavy growth of woods, brush
and limber. That for more than
a year prior to the day on which
the accident occurred Ihe de
fendant and its officers know of
the dangerous and unsafe condi
tion of the road and negligently
permitted it lo remain unprotect
ed. The deceased, accompanied
by her parents, -was traveling
south along the said road on tho
night of July "2, and at a point
125 rods from the north line of
the said sections, tho accident oc
curred. The plaintiff asks for
$200, representing the funeral
expenses, and $3,800 for the loss
of services due to the death of
The second suit, lhal of the
wife, relates the same facts as the
above suit, and gives her injuries
as "rendering her almost uncon
scious, bruising her head and
body, from which she suffers con
stant pain and misery, and giving
her a nervous shock from which
she has not, recovered, and oth r
wiso injuring her internally,
which injuries lo the physical
person and nervous system of the.
plaintiff are total, if not perman
ent." She asks $200 for medical,
I real merit and nursing; $300 for
furl her medical I realnienl and
nursing, and $500 for suffering
and menial anguish and loss of
lime, making a total of $1,000.
The attorneys for the Olsons
are Livingston .v. Henke of Ne
water is shut off; provided fur
ther that water rent, for not more
than I hirly days in advance, can
bo required lo bo paid by the lot
owner or user of water, as a con
dition (irccomloul to turning oit
Iho water whenever Ihe same has
boon shnl off as provided for in
this ordinance; provided further
that in case of leakage in Ihe pipe
or connections the water may bo
shut off, if necessary, long enough
to repair the same without notice.
Violation of this ordinance, is
made a misdemeanor, punishable
by a fine of from $5 to $100.
The ordinance will come up for
passage at a later mooting.
LIGHT AND ITER COM
PANY IN NEW OFFICES
New Room Is a Very Attractive
Place Pretty Fixtures and
The Nebraska Lighting com
pany and the Plaltsmouth Water
company are now in their new
place of business on the south
side of Main sli t. They sharo
tho room jointly with Warga Si
Cecil, plumbers. Tho now room is
a beauty and is furnished nicely
inside. Tho fixtures of the water
and light companies hae boon
newly painted and look ory nifty.
The electric fixtures arc in
'a I keeping with the rest of the fur
nishings. The windows are nicely
decorated lo attract the ee of the
Hoebner and Seybert.
',. K. Hoebner will bo the re
dican nominee for counly com
isioner from the Second dis-
go ting 1 1 5 voli
s to 8: for
Colbert and 7i for Han
C. M. Sevberl is the domo
iiomineo. lie had no op-
Mrs. V. C. Zucker and lilt'.a
daughter went lo Omaha this afternoon.
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