The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 28, 1911, Image 1

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Wa For Many Years Superintendent of Motive Power For
The Burlington Lines West of the River -Was In Position
to Aid Flattsmouth and Always Looked After Town,
Frum Friday's Pally.
David llawsworlh. one "I
l'lattsinouth's best known and
most respected aged citizens, died
this morning at ! o'clock at the
home after a serious illness of
less tlian ten days. Hi' lias been
in a weakened condition and ill at
times for years, but the attack
which resulted in his death began
but a short lime ago. He was 80
years old.
David llawsworlh was a citizen
much loved arid respected. Hold
ing an important position with
the Burlington for many years,
and iritluenlial with the manage
ment, he was in a position to do
much for Platl smooth, and it is
-not known that he ever failed to
look out for the interests of his
homo city.
lie leaves a widow and the chil
dren, as follows: Frank Hawks
worth of Lincoln, Neh.; Mrs. E. V.
Cook of Plattsrnouth; D. W.
Hawksworth of Detroit; D. K.
Hawksworth of Fort Madison.
Iowa, and Fred Hawksworth of
'l'lattsmouth. Three of the chil
dren are, here and the others are
expected today or tomorrow.
Mr. Hawksworth was born in
England in 1831. When a young
man he was employed there in the
In the spring of I Sal he was
employed by the Omaha Town Site
company as engineer on a ierry
boat between Omaha and Council
Willi's. In 1 H 5 he entered the
employing of the Murlington rail
mad as machinist at Kurlinglon,
Iowa. He remained at that place
until ISO:', when he enlisted in
the 1'niled slates navy and was
appointed second assistant en
gineer on the gunboat Indianola,
serving; until captured below
Vicksburg in February, 18(3. lie
was detained as a prisoner for
three months, then released and
shortly afterwards was appointed
second assistant engineer of the
gunboat Marmora, serving until
mustered out in July, lHlii. lie
I then returned to Kurlintgon,
Iowa, where lie worked for the
Kurlinglon railroad until Sep
tember, 1875, when he came to
l'lattsmouth to take the position
of master mechanic of the Ti. &
M. railroad in Nebraska. In 1888
he was made superintendent of
motive power for the lines west
of the river, lie was retired in
1901 on account of old age, being
70 years old at that t ime. He was
often called upon for advice by
the managers of the road, and his
opinions were given much weight
Charles Viall Was One Tried Here
for the Murder of William
From Friday's Pally.
Charles Viall, a former Piatt s
iinuith man. who was tried for
first degree murder back in the
70's and cleared by a jury, was
last night shut and killed at his
hotel in Fremont, Neh., by a de
mented negro dishwasher, Viall's
reputation Here as a nail man
makes the news of his death of
much interest in Jhis city.
He was sitting in a chair in I lie
. i t i
omce oi ins rooming notise wnen
Henry Karl rushed' in and tired
at him twice, one ball going
through Viall's breast and the
other through the left .side near
the heart, lie died almost in
slanlly. The negro run In liie police
station, handed his gun to the
oWeers and said: "Here is the
gun that ended I he Johnson-
Jetl'ries light." His rambling
statements generally included
something about Jack Johnson,
the prize lighter.
Viall was tried at Lincoln in
about 1875 for the murder of
William Armstrong, a saloon
keeper, and a brother of "Shorty"
Armstrong, a printer, well known
here. 'Armstrong was at. Lincoln
tin. I T.fif.mvft! (a linltlrt rtf vtlliokv
ny express, no oraiiK oi u ami
died. It was found to contain
poison. Viall was arret sed,
charged with sending the bottle,
ft seems that the two men had
had trouble over a woman.
machine department of the Man- j by the management. Even after
Chester, Southern and Liverpool
Railroad company and other com
panies. He came to America in
18 19, residing at Rurlington,
Iowa. He was engaged as an cn-
his retirement his advice was
sought by the. company.
In 1903 he was elected county
commissioner and served three
years, refusing a second nmnina-
trincer on the Mississippi riverition. He was a member of the
ferry limits, for several months I Episcopal chi rch. cf the O. A. 11
and then in the machine shops of and the R. P. 0. E.
the Michigan Southern railroad.! The funeral arrangements have
He then went to Kurlinglon, where not, been made except that Sunday
he was employed in the machine j afternoon has been decided upon
shops for three years. 1 for the time of the services.
Miss Belter Married.
Cants have been received by
friends in this city announcing
the marriage of MNs LeOra M.
Heifer to Mr. W alter F. Zimbeck
on Tuesday, August 22, at the
home of the bride's parents in
Knout. Iowa. Miss Heiter is a
sister of Mrs. Charles Hartford ol
this city and made her home with
the Hart fords last w inter and had
visited her sister and family a
number of times previous to that
lime. While here Miss Keiler
made a number of friends, whose
best wishes will e er attend her.
They will make their home in
Koone and will be at home to their
friends after September 15.
Counting the Mail.
poMot'ire today began
The Advantage Is All on the Side
of the Catalogue Houses,
of Course.
HuMiig goods Ironi catalogue
houses is a good deal like the
school boy system of trailing jack-
knives "sight unseen." The dif
ferenee is that the purchaser
risks good money anil usually gels
the worst end of the bargain.
The adavnlago is all on the side
of I he catalogue house. Fvcn
when a customer gets cheated it
is so much trouble to secure
satisfaction that he is inclined to
"lake his medicine" and say
nothing. A story is told of a man
who saw a set of parlor furniture
advertised by a mail order house
for what seemed to be n wonder
fully )ow price. lie sent the
money and wailed expectantly for
the beautiful furniture. Imagine
work of counting a!l seroml-i hts
mail delivered I'loni tin' poslolliee.
This includes all newspapers and
periodieals having second-class
privileges. The mail will be
counted lor a month. The work
is done under oidi'is from the department.
Nuptials of Wm. Q. Chase and
Laura Delight Fellows, Former
Plattsrnouth Girl.
At the trial the express agent jhis feelings when at. last he re
Many Forms of Recreation and
Much Pleasure at Stephen
Wiles' Farm Yesterday.
From Friday's Daily.
The members of the Preshy
terian Sunday school held their
annual picnic yesterday in the
grove on the Stephen Wiles' farm
southwest of this city. A large
number of the pupils, their teach
ers, parents ami friends, armed
with baskets tilled with the
necessary livings for a picnic din
ner, assembled at the -church
about !':.'to in the morning and
were taken to the picnic grounds
v ia the carryall route. I'pon their
arrival at the picnic grounds
baskets and the like were deposit
ed in various nooks and all pro
ceeded to have a genuine good
I imo.
The weather man was certainly
in his good behavior, as a more
perfect day could hardly be ex
pected. Then, too, this grove in
which the picnic was held, was
a most ideal and beautiful place
fur holding a festival of this
nature. The entire day was spent
in roaming about the beautiful
grove, recreating in the shade of
the pretty trees and other sports
ami amusements. Swings had
been put up for Hie entertainment
of the little folks of the school.
A number of the boys had come
prepared lo play any kind of ball.
At the noon hour the various
classes of the school spread fine
picnic dinners on the green and
all joined in the feast of sand
wiches, pickles, salads, fried
chicken, cakes, lemonade, coffee,
melons and the like, and all
their kodaks with them and took
several pictures of the picnickers.
All in all it was a most delightful
social occasion and all seemed to
thoroughly enjoy the outing.
One of the features of the pic
nic was Hie athletic sports. There
was a baseball game between the
l'lattsmouth Stars, captained by
H. (irassman, and the Presby
terian team, captained by It. Lar
son. Kolh learns were organized
for the occasion. The line-up of
the Stars was: Forbes, catcher;
(irassman, pitcher; Marshall, first
base; W'augh, second base; R.
Peters, shortstop; Pearson, I bird
base; Chapman, fielder. The
Presbyterian line-up was: Har
vey, catcher; Larson, pitcher;
Lamphear, first base; Mathews,
second base; Kroehler, third base;
Wolfarth, shortstop; II. l'clers,
llebler. Each team had but a
single fielder. In the other athletic
events Haw Is and Farley were the
stars. Judge Douglass umpired
the baseball game and escaped
with his life.
was asked to go among the
spectators and identify Viall. He
looked around among the spectat
ors and pointed out James E.
Morrison, who was an attorney
for Viall. Viall and Morrison had
considerable resemblance in ap
pearance,' tiolti wear inn a heard
that was cut sonu'l hing
This mistake, of the ayent
ever, if it was a mistake,
Viall was a brother-in-law of
F. J. Meteer, who was killed by
his former bartender, John R.
Polin, in about 1885. Kolh were
known as "bad men."
Coal Took Fire.
The Hurlinglon recently tilled
the coal house at the depot wilh a
carload of Sheridan coal. After
being- in there a short time it be
gan to smoke, but air was given
it and the smoke seemed to dis
appear. After a week it began
to smoke badly again, and work
men are now taking the coal out.
They found quite a few lumps
that were burning. It was a
pretty disagreeable job for the
workmen who had to take the
smoking coal out.
Sued for $20,700 Damages.
The Fraternal Order of Kagles,
Nebraska City aerie No. i08, and
the, Eagle Hall company are de
fendants in a $20,700 damage
suit inslituled in federal court at
Lincoln yesterday by Fernando
Mohrman of Morrill, Kas. Mohr
man claims I hat he was injured
November lit, 11)08, in the col
lapse of a scall'old in the interior
of the Eagle hall at Nebraska City
during the period of its construc
tion. He was employed by the de
fendants and their agent, Ceorge
V. Ziels, and was occupied in his
work for them while on the scaf
fyld. He fell llftecn feet, and suf
fered a multiple fracture of the
right arm, internal injuries and a
severe nervous shock, according
to the petition filed in court. For
four months he was confined to a
hospital and he was disabled for
several weeks in addition. Alleg
ing that the scafTold was negli
gently constructed, he asks that
he be remunerated in the sum of
$700 for physician's and hospital
bills, and to the amount of 820,
000 for personal injuries.
reived a set of doll furniture
Of course he was as mad as a
hornet and the letter he wrote to
the catalogue house was a scorch
er. Hack came the reply which
simplv said: "We sent you the
furniture exactly as shown in the
pictures. Yon hate got a hai -
Mail order houses, nowaday
would hardly dare lo practice such
a hold-laced irainl, nut iney go
the limit" in filling their cata
logues wilh alluring descriptions
of shoddy goods.
Nine times out of ten the local
dealer offers betler goods for less
money and the purchaser knows
just what tie is gelling instead ol
buying "sight unseen."
iiile families of
groom, the young
Dv Wvk club, to
bride belongs, and a
friends were present
Miss Prop st III.
From FrMny'n Pally.
II. L. l'ropst received a telegram
j this morning from Mitchell, S. IX,
that his daughter. Edna, who is
li'I visilinir hep airier Mra Mini, In
cat until they could trnt eat anyTosti ,(,,. is Pl.jOHSv" ,1 and
for the parents to come at once.
They will leave for there this
evening over the Missouri Pa
cific. Miss F.dna and her sister,
Miss Roberta Probst, have been
isiting at Mitchell.
The afternoon hours were very
pleasantly whiled away tn some
more sports and frolic by the
younger ones, a number of the
older ones having brought their
fancy work, and they very in
dustriously plied the busy needle
and participated in social con
versation. A number brought
Miss Flhel Onbill went to
Omaha on the afternoon train today.
Entertained by Mrs. John Albert.
From Frlilay'i Dally.
The pleasant home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Albert on Pearl street
was the scene of a most delight ful
meeting of the Ladies' Aid society
of the St. Paul's (ierman
Evangelical church yesterday aft
ernoon. Whenever invited to the
Albert home everyone expects a
line time and expectations were
fully realized in the entertain
ment of yesterday afternoon. The
time was most enjoyably spent, in
a social way, there being no busi
ness matters transacted, the large
number in attendance devoting
liiemscives to various amuse
ments, social conversation and the
like. These Were interspersed
with music, which all thoroughly
enjoyed. Delicious refreshments
were provided at the usual hour
and a little later all departed for
their homes, voting the Alberts
xpleudii entertainers.
Interesting Statistics.
In the United Slates every year
there are i,:t00.OHO deaths. Among
I only a few are due lo obi
age, which will be, barring ac
cidents, the only cause of death
when human beings become really
civilized and inlelligenl.
Of I he I,:t00,000 deaths every
year (i.'tlt.OOO are due lo prevent
able causes.
Thirly-tlve thousand arc killed
by tvplioid alone. And remem
ber that typhoid fever is caused
always and only by Hie swallow
ing of tilth in food or in water.
In addition lo the 110,000 that
die of typhoid in our country
every year, about .'100,000 get
tvphoid and are cured. We have
plenty of money and plenty of
good doctors. And when we have
eaten (lie filthy food or drunken
the dirty water, we spend money
and intelligence to gel well.
It is a pity that some money
and some intelligence, including
preventative measures by doctors
and ell'orts of the health depart
ments, could not be used to pre
vent the disease instead of being
devoted entirely to curing it.
Sickness and death, it has been
computed, cost (he nation S.t.OOO,-
000,000 annually, if the value of
Hie labor lost as their result is
capitalized. Most of this sum
could be saved by proper hygienic
Condition of Crops.
The agricultural department
lias at lasl reported the real mn
dil ion of I he crop! s. II report s
the following crops In be from 11
lo ':.' per cent below the ten-year
average, namely: Corn, spring
wheal, oats, barley, potatoes, to
bacco, flax and hay. Fall wheat
and rice are about up to the aver
age. That is in accordance with
what the farmers themselves have
been saying.
From Frliluy's Pally.
At the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Hush O. Fel
lows, in tee Yjew addition lo
Itelle Fouielie, on Thursday after
noon, August 17, at !l o'clock, was
solemnized the nuptials of Wil
liam tollman Chase and Laura
Delight Fellows, Rev. A. W. Kell
. . . i ' ..i i i.
oi m. .lames episcopal cioircii
illicial ing.
Onlv tin
he bride and
ladies of the
which Hie
few other
at the ceremony. In the rooms
were bouipiets of asters, golden
rod and sweet peas, the only dec
oration. I he bride's gow n w as of
cream-colored crepe de chine and
trimmed with lace which had
trimmed her mother's wedding
dress. There were no attendants
and instead of flowers the bride
carried a point, lace handkerchief,
the gift of the Congregational
church ladies to her while she
was organist of that church.. The
groom wore a black broadcloth
suit and bore well the honors of
a new ly'-nuule husband.
After congratulations and good
wishes the bride cut the wedding
cake, which was the preliminary
to refreshments of cream fruit
sherlif t and cake. " v
The young people left on the
evening train at 7:a0 for Dead
wood. A crowd of young friends
and others were I here lo see I hem
depart and instead of the usual
rain of rice and old shoes they
were stiowcreii wiin iinwers ami
the car seal filled wilh fragranl
wild clematis surely a far pret
tier custom than the other. On
Friday afternoon they departed
over the Itui'lingloii for Denver,
where they are enjoying a week
or ten days of their honeymoon.
The groom is Hie eldest son of
W. S. Chase, manager of the I. II.
Chase store in tin's city. He has
been an employe of the several
Chase stores in the Hills towns
and came to Itelle Fourche about
five years ago, since which time
he has been almost continually
his father's elllcient assistant In
I lie management, of the store.
The bride graduated with a
class of Ihirly-lliree from the
Plaltsmoiilh High school in l'.io.',
and carried olT the honors of the
class in mat heuial ics, besides be
ing very close to the "top" in
other branches. She came wilh
her parents to Kelle Fourche in
Nov ember, loo?. For several
years past she has been an em
ploye of the Nebraska Telephone
company at tin's place, holding the
position of chief operator and
bookkeeper at the lime of her
resignation lasl March.
A number of handsome gifts
were bestowed upon the young
people and these they will always
cherish. A greater number of
friends would have been asked to
share with them the happiness of
the day, had it not been for the
recent severe Illness ol Mi's, fel
low s.
Mr. and Mrs. Chase will live
with the bride's parents, a satis
factory arrangement lo the latter,
at least, who would scarcely know
bow In live wit limit their only
daughter, who has been all her
life truly the "Delight" i,( their
home. Helle Fourche fS. IO
Northwest Post.
The Journal Is in Receipt of a
Letter From His Sister, Miss
Ethel, to That Effect.
The Journal is in receipt, of a
letter from Miss Flhel llevendge
of Kansas Cilv conveying the
news that her mother and herself
had came to Hie conclusion to
hold the funeral of her brother,
Tom. and burial to lake place at
Hot Springs, where the ymiug'
man died.
More definite news as lo I ho
oung man's death is also given
in a letter from Mr. T. II. Jack
son, ma n a ger of I he Jack son News
agency of Hot Springs, with
whom Tom had been employed for
some time. He stales that Tom
was not sick, only sutVering from
liis rheumatism, on Saturday be
fore his death on Sunday, and did
not complain only from his rheu
matism when he lasl saw him on
Sal unlay night. II had been Tom's
custom for some time Income
down lo Hie store on Sunday
morning about 8 o'clock, which on
this morning he failed to do, and,
becoming alarmed, he went to his
room lo find him dead.
At the coroner's impiest the
evidence developed that he hail
been feeling had the, night before,
after eating a great deal of water
melon, and just before going tt
bed look a very heavy dose of
nuinine, which the jury came to
the conclusion was Hie cause of
his death.
Mr. Jackson further stales that
Tom was well liked by all his
friends and associates, and had
many of them in Hot Springs. Ho
was a hard worker and one of the
best men he had ever bad in his
employ. Everyone in the city
knew mm and expressed their
sympathy and surprise when they
beard of bis death. He had been
quite a sufferer from rheumatism
of late years, but never Oomiiluin
ed and always worked hard.
Mr. and Mrs. Heverige ami
daughter, Ethel, have the deepest
sympathy of their many friends
in Plaltsmoiilh and Cass county,
where Ihev are all so well known.
Subscribe for trie Dally Journal
A Hobo Fined.
Friim Fi'lilay'H Imlly.
(ieorge Smith, a hobo drunk
was given the usual privilege of
gelling out of town or going to
jail this morning, and he quickly
decided that his services were
needed outside the city limits, so
he made a quick gelaway down
the Kiii'linglon tracks.
Stock Market and Business.
The recent slump in Hie -dock
market was a typical illustration
of the way clever speculators take
advantage of Hie tendency of
nerves lo gel the betler of or
dinary business sense. The break
was generally attributed to two
things, Hie bad crop report ami
the fear of tarilT unset I lenient . As
for the latter, it lias I n gen
erally uiiderslod since Hie last,
election that some kind of tariff
legislation would be passed by Hie
new congress. And fears that the
sober judgment of last spring
pronounced lo be needless are
equally imaginary today. As to
the crops, experts say there will
be an average harvest. The wide
spread showers all over Hie coun
try have greatly helped tilings
since August I. People are fool
ed by slock market prophecies be
cause lliey fail to remember how
short a distance Wall street looks
ahead. In no other line of busi
ness does a man consider merely
he current ear. If I him:, look
good two or even live years ahead,
he stands pat. Wall street never
considers Hie wealth of golden
harvests assured for years to
come. If llungs looii mm lor inn
crop of the immediate moment,
the gamblers III row down Ihcir
chips and sulk.
Erecting a Silo.
W. O. Hamilton, Hie line chick
en breeder and dairyman, just
north of the city ,is becoming up-to-date
in preparing for the euro
of liis slock. He is this week
erecting a modem silo mi his
place. It will not he a very large
one, but equipped willi all the
modern machinery for I he taking
care of such feeds and fodders as
are kept in lliem. "Killv" has
made the business a study and
has been in the slock line long
enough to learn where the great
est savings are, and is rapidly
preparing bis place accordingly.
Card of Thanks.
Having hud a very successful
season of threshing, we wish to
thank I he farmers for their
patronage this season.
R. L. l'ropst.
Willie l'ropst.