The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 13, 1911, Image 1

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NO 94
Representatives From the Nebraska City Commercial Club to Be
Here This Evening to Assist in Preliminary Arrangements for
Minstrel Show and Celebration Next Wednesday.
In our write-up of the Oinaha-Plattsmouth-Kansas
City auto
route yesterday we neglected to
state that the proceeds of the min
strel performance is to be equally
divided between the Plattsmouth
and Nebraska City Commercial
clubs, to be expended jointly by
the clubs on the road from Platts
mouth to Nebraska City. When
ever $100 is needed to improve
the road there this fund will be
applied. Arrangements have been
made to hold the afternoon meet
ing of the Omaha-Plattsmouth-Kansas
City Good Roads associa
tion meeting in Coates' hall and
the Elks' rooms will be thrown
open to the visitors, where they
can be entertained nicely.
This meeting should be attend
ed by every citizen of Cass coun
ty who is interested in better
highways, and by every owner of
a vehicle having four wheels, and
especially every owner or pros
pective owner of an automobile
should be present and lend en
thusiasm to Ihe movement. The
meeting will be called promptly at
3 p. m., at which time the men
who have already done so much
for the good roads movement in
other localities will address the
assembly and discuss plans and
methods of improvement. .
During the evening it has been
suggested that it would add very
Joseph Sans, a Highly Esteemed
and Prominent Citizen, Called
to His Reward.
Joseph Sans was born in
Baden, Germany, April 5,
1835, and died at his home,
near Murray, Neb., Novem
ber 9, 1911, aged 70 years,
7 months and i days.
From Friday's Dally.
While yet a boy he learned tho
trade of cabinet-maker, serving
an apprenticeship of two and a
half years; he came to America in
February, 1852, and first settled
in Pittsburg, Pa., where he was
employed at his trade for about
two years. Here he was also em
ployed at a brewery for a short
time. He went to Columbus, Ohio,
for eighteen months, where ho
worked as a carpenter, later going
to Des Moines and Fort Dodge,
Iowa. Ho continued in the car
penter trade for three years. Mr.
Sans came to Cass county and
located at Rock Bluffs in 1858,
where he worked at the carpenter
trade for a year, at tho end of
which time he went to Denver,
Colorado, where he engaged at
carpenter work and in mining, un
til about 18(51, when he purchased
a quarter of land and began farm
ing. His landed holdings increased
and he continued the business of
farming until recent years.
February 13, 18(52. Mr. Sans'
was married at Rock Bluffs to
Miss Caroline Spiers, a native of
. Missouri; she died September 25,
1875, leaving five children, name-
ly: Joseph V., Charles, Arabella,
Lily and John. Mr. Sans was mar-
ried again at Rock Bluffs on Do-
cemher 25, f 876, to Flora F.
Frans, a native of that placo, who
survives him. To this union five
children were born: Emma, Bet-
tie F., Walter, Leona and Beulah,
. all of whom arc married except
Beulah. who lives at home. All
tho children were at his bedside
when he passed away except Jos-
eph V., of Colorado, and Lily, of
Nebraska City.
Mr. Sans had been a resident of.
the precinct in which his home
was situated for fifty years, and
was one of the leading citizens of
his community, always favoring
those proiecls for the belterment Omaha this afternoon on, import
of his community, and he stood ant business.
materially to the appearance of
the city if the merchants will let
their electric and gas lights re
main on for the evening, instead
of turning them off, as usual. The
band concert, to be given by the
popular B. & M. band, promises
to be one of the pleasant features
of the celebration on November
15. This will take place in front
of the opera house before the
minstrel performance opens.
The construction company nail
ed the floor on the last span of
the new bridge this morning, and
the approaches will be completed
by Saturday night, so that on
Monday next the public will be
crossing the new structure.
Secretary Jackson ofthe Ne
braska City Commercial club tele
phoned E. II. .Wescolt today that
a delegation from their club would
motor to Plattsmouth tonight for
a preliminary meeting and to dis
cuss arrangements. Enthusiasm
Is at the bubbling stage down
there and there will be hundreds
of the Nebraska City people pres
ent at the 'opening. A special
train will be run from Nebraska
Citv, beside a large contingent bv
auto. The Nebraska Cilv band
will accompany the delegation
from that city and we will have
the pleasure of listening to at
least two bands on the night of
the 1 5th.
high in the estimation of his
neighbors, who knew him best.
lie was an exemplary citizen, a
kind neighbor and affectionate,
husband and parent, who 'will 'be
greatly missed from his large
, circle of friends. The funeral will
! be held from his lato residence
I Sunday morning at 1 1 o'clock, and
interment will be made
Horning cemetery.
at the
E. L. Rouse Honored.
From Friday's Dally.
Dean House of Peru was yes
terday accorded the highest honor
within the gift of the Nebraska
State Teachers' ascociation by be-
ing selected president of this or-
ganization for the coming year.
Prof. Rouse has many friends in
this city as well as in different
parts of Nebraska who will be
pleased at his elevation to this
distinguished place in the educa
tional field in Nebraska. Prof.
Rouse first came to Cass county
as the superintendent of the
Weeping Water schools and his
success there attracted the atten
tion of tho board of education of
this city, which elected him to
succeed Prof. McIIugh as super
intendent of the Plattsmouth
schools. After serving in this ca
pacity for a few years ho was pro
moled by being called to a pro
fessorship at Peru normal school,
and is now dean of that Institu
tion. Mr. Rouse's popularity in
educational' circles has had a
steady upward, trend until the
present and no doubt will con
tinue. Insanity Board Holds Session.
From Friday's Dally.
The board of insanity held a
session yesterday afternoon at
the apartments of Deputy Sheriff
Manspeaker, over Ihe jail, and
heard testimony relative to the
mental condition of Miss Eva
Thierolf, a young lady who has
resided near Cedar Creek all her
life. Miss Theirolf has been in
Poor health for a long time, and
for some months past has been
in a private sanitarium, but her
condition of late has been such
as to give her friends uneasiness,
and yesterday the sheriff went out
to Cedar Creek and brought her
' Plattsmouth. The board, after
the hearing, made an order com
1 nulling the young lady to the
"""P'l t Lincoln.
Milton Erwin of iLberty pre
cmct was a Plattsmouth visitor
this morning and journeeyd to
Canon Burgess Improving.
The many friends of Canon II.
B. Burgess will be pleased to
learn that be is improving, and
has so far recovered as to be able
to sit out on the porch a portion
of the time each day. The Jour
nal hopes this grand old man will
soon be himself again, and thai
his good-natured countenance
and kindly greeting will be visible
on the street and in the business
houses again soon. No one
citizen is missed as is our old
friend among all classes.
First Sale of 2Vz Per Cent Bonds
Issued Through New Agency,
Fall Below Expectations.
A special from New York, under
dale of November 7, says: "The
first sale of United States govern
ment 214 per cent bonds, issued
through the postal savings bank
department, has just been made
on the market here, Ihe bonds
fetching only 92 'a. It was re
alized by bankers from the lime
that the first of these postal sav
ings bonds were issued that they
would not be worth par, but the
sale at 92,,i has put a lower
valuation on them than some of
the government bond dealers ex
pected. "It thus appears that the small
depositor who takes bonds at par
must hold his bonds until ma
turity, twenlv years hence, or; if
forced to realize on his holdings,
must accept a heavy loss on his
"For example, tho holder of,
$200 of these 2Vi per cent bonds
who bought them last July for
$200 has now sold them for $185,
suffering a loss of 7 per cent of
Ihe principal invested four
months ago.
"Hankers declare that it will be
necessary for the government to
adopt -pome rhaiv-re whereby the
parity of these bonds may be
Will Help Us Boost.
Secretary E. II. Wescolt of the
Commercial club has just re
ceived a communication from the
industrial and real estate depart
ment of the Burlington, inform
ing the Plattsmouth Commercial
club that anything that the In
dustrial department of the com
pany can do to assist in securing
business enterprises for Platts
mouth will bo cheerfully done, and
all the club has to do is to ac
quaint the department with what
is expected of it and it will be
"Johnnie-on-the-spot," or words
to that effect. It cheers the boost
ers to have expressions of wil
lingness to aid tendered them in
this manner, and they will be en
couraged to still greater efforts
by such communications.
Case Transferred to This County.
Judge Munger, in the federal
court, has sustained n motion to
remand the case of Julia Wander-
holm, administratrix of the estate
of Oscar Wanderholm, deceased,
vs. the C. B. & 0. railroad to the
district court of Cass county. The
suit is for $15,000 damages,
claimed by plaintiff for the death
of her husband, which she alleges
was caused by being struck by a
Burlington train at Plattsmouth,
January 1, 1911. State Journal.
Farms For Sale.
160 acres of Cass county land,
located 3 miles south of Nehawkn
This plnce is in excellent condi
ton with 100 acres sowed to fall
who at, 4 acres of alfalfa, 30 acres
of meadow and remainder in
pasture, 7 acres being fenced hog
tight. Improved with 8 room
house, flno new large barn with
accommodations for ten head of
horses and fifty cattle; cribs and
granary, 4 acres orchard and a
splendid well with new mill. Be
side the well there is a good spring
and two small running streams.
Would make a fine proposition for
stock of diversified farming.
Also 1C0 acres rich Otoe coun
ty land adjoining the above farm:
135 acres under cultivation, most
of which is bottom land and pro
duces bumper crops; and 20
acres is in meadow. This Is a
good buy for somebody. For
further information communicate
with .
C. Bcadon Hall, Nehawka, Neb.
Orders to Qo Ahead With Im
provements and Complete Sam
as Soon as Possible.
The new waterworks franchise
remains in almost the same con
dition of a few weeks ago, but
from the following message from
Mr. West, at Portland, to Mr.
James W. Burnie, manager of the
Plattsmouth plant, certainly dem
onstrates that Mr. West still has
all confidence in the people of
Plattsmouth doing the right thing'
by him as owner of the plant. He
intends to move right along mak
ing the necessary improvements
in the plant to guarantee the sup
ply of water to be good and suf
ficient for every demand that can
possibly be made by the consumer
and for the fire protection of the
city. The following was received
by Mr. Burnie yesterday evening
and we have secured his permis
sion to print the same simply to
show that. Mr. West in goipg to
do his share and even more, al
though he has no assurance that
he will be permitted to operate his
plant upon a business and paying
basis only for a limited period:
' Portland, Nov. 9.
Mr. James W. Burnie, Manager
Plnltsmoulh Water Co.:
Your letter of Nov. dlli received.
Oo nhoitd and close contract for
nil your concrete work; also con
tracts for tank pipe fittings,
valves and reinforcing steel, if
prices and deliveries are reason
able. Advise nie promptly esti
mated cost of tiller pump, houses
and foundations complete. Com
plete this fall all fhe work you
can. Ceo. F. West.
This certainly demonstrates
that Mr. West has no other point
in view than that the people of
this cilywill meet him half way.
He expects the people to favor
him with a reasonable franchise,
ynder which he. can operate and
maintain a water plant in fhe city
upon purelv business principles,
one Hint will render him fair re
turns upon his investment. Mr.
West is readv lo expend many
dollars upon Ihe plant and is do
ing so, and we are informed bv
Mr. Burnie that the work referred
lo in Ihe above message will be
commenced tomorrow morning,
and the instructions of Mr. West
will be carried out to the letter.
All work that can possiblv be
completed before cold weather
sets in will be done. It is true
that we have a few people who
are in favor of delaying the fran
chise, some thinking (hat twenty
years is too long a time, others,
but'very few, are in favor of mu
nicipal ownership, but the major
ity of the taxpayers of tho city are
in favor of granting (ho franchise
to Mr. West just as it is, giving
the city Ihe privilege of purchas
ing the same at every five-year
period, which in reality is only a
five-year franchise. These terms
give Mr. West but ono assurance
and that is he will not bo com
pelled to make application for a
new franchise for twenty years.
Can this be more than justice to
him? Can you find home capital
that will take the chances that Mr.
West has volunteered to do?
Where can you find another man
that will invest his money even
under more favorable conditions
that -are asked in tho new fran
chise?' Ho has reduced the rates
all along tho lino and depends
solely upon tho more modern
plant saving in running expenses,
making up the deficiency, if (here
be any, from the old scale, of
prices. We believe that if tho
people of the city will take tho
time to call at the water office,
consult Mr. Burnie or Mr. Weber,
they will be glad to explain tho
conditions of tho franchise, and
they will look upon tho matter in
an entirely different light. Corn-
pare tho Interests of Mr.
WfAnl n ...... knnl, 1 fn.'nA n.llk
'7 "wuy '"'7
lhat of your own, and if you
not come to tho conclusion that
he is more than willing to meet
us half wav, wo miss our guess.
This is a duty you owo yourself.
Look into (ho mailer. Do not lt i Silbfrborg company of Cincin
H bo said that you do. not under-jnafit 0., was in tho city today
stand the requirements of tho, showing William Holly his ccle-
rranchlse, or your own responsj-
bility connected therewith.
Cigars and toDacco at Bnok
meyer & Maurer's.
He Talks Freely About His Association With Wagner the Day Be
fore the Latter's Death, And Their Trip From Plattsmouth in
the Direction of Pacific Junction Grand Jury to Consider
the Matter on November 21-
The following is taken from (he
Glenwood Tribune, wherein Alex
Hunter denies killing John Wag
ner and gives a statement in
which he attempts to free himself
from all connection with the mur
der: Monday's Tribuno told briefly
of the arrest that morning of Alex
Hunter, wanted for tho murder of
John Wagner. Deputy Sheriff A.
S. Edwards arrested him at the
farm home of a man by the name
of Taylor, near Craig, Mo., and he
was brought to Glenwood and
placed in jail that evening.
Hunter had been shucking corn
for Taylor for a week, having
gone there direct from Clarinda,
where he gave the local officers
the slip.
A man by the name of Allen, a
former resident south of Glen
wood, lives near the Taylor farm
and Hunter went to bis house. He
told Allen that Ihe Mills county
officers were after him to send
him to the inebriate hospital at
No dale has been fixed for Hun-
ters preliminary hearing, mu me
time is short when the grand jury
will take up the mailer. The grand .
jury will meet a week from next
Tuesdav. Genung & Genung have
been retained lo defend Hunter.
Denies Killing Wagner.
Hunter denies killing Wagner,
and he talked quite freely with
Deputy Edwards regarding his as
sociations with Wasner on the
day and night preceding the lat
ter's death.
Among Ihe articles on Hunter's
person when arrested was a ring
belonging to Wagner, and be
slated Wagner had given him the
ring two weeks before (he death.
Wagner's death took place some
lime during the night of Friday,
October 13 an ominous date. "
Wagner's home was in Plaits-
A pleasant Surprise Party.
From Friday's laily.
Last evening the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Julius Hall on Orchard
Hill, was ' Ihe scene of a very
pleasant surpriso parly, the oc
casion being in honor of Miss
Margaret Rishel. About forty of
her friends gathered at tho Hall
home about 8 o'clock and gave her
a most complete surprise. Tho
evening was spent in games,
music and social conversation. A
very pleasing amusement was the
old-fashioned, spelling contest,
which resulted in James Rishel
receiving the booby prize and Miss
Ferris York getting "Ihe" prize of
the evening. Mrs. Hall took Ihe
part of Ihe old-lime schoolmaster
and was n most successful ono. At
a late hour a delicious three
course luncheon was spread, lo
which all did ample justice, after
which the happy company of
young people departed for their
homes, (rusting lhat they will bo
invited to the Hall home again in
the near future, a.s the Halls are
royal entertainers.
Injured at Shops.
From Friday's Dally.
N. Kelly, the baseball player,
who is nlso an employo of the.
: Burlington shops in the brass
foundry, had Ihe misfortune this
morning, while working at an
emery slone, which was going at a
; high rate of speed, to have tho lit
tle finger of his left hand thrust
against the stone and the flesh
ground off to the bone. Mr. Kelly
had the finger dressed by tho com
; irany surgeon and will lay off for
do!' ,,
a lime.
William Felbelman in Town.
From Friday's Dally.
William Fcibehnan, the Bmilhig
Iravelintr salesman for tho Fcder-
brated "Lion Made Clothing." This
is a house that sends out strictly
up-to-date clothing and they are
fortunate In having Mr. Holly for
a customer.
mouth, and Hunter states he was
with Wagner the afternoon of Fri
day, and tho two men were drink
ing considerably.
About 5 o'clock that evening
Wagner went to the "Q." depot
with Hunter, who was to return to
Pacific Junction on No. 2. Tho
men decided they wanted more
liquor, and Wagner was sent up
town for another half pint of
whiskey, each contributing 25
cents for its purchase.
Returning to the depot, Wag
ner was persuaded to accompany
Hunter lo Pacific Junction. Tho
train arrived at the latter place at
5:15, and shortly afterwards tho
two men started to walk west
along tho tracks Hunter to his
home on the Harry Lincoln farm,
and Wagner was to return to
Hunter says that they bad gone
but a little ways from Ihe Junction
when a switch engine came along.
He stepped to one side and al
lowed tin) engine lo pass, but says
that Wagner, who was walking a,
i ways in front of him, failed to got
mil ,)f llu, WUVi nn, wns mm.
(l,r ,0 tm0 si(je of lllft lrU(.k
Wagner, he savs, was not much
i jni.t.,. Hnd the (wo men started
ou nipip joun.y. Arriving at tho
wagon road crossing, a mile west
of the Junction, they tarried there
for a time.
They had bought some bread
and bologna sausnge in Platls
motilh, and Ihe men ale a lunch
at Ibis point.
Hunter stales that it was be
tween 7 and 8 o'clock when they
had finished (heir lunch and their
He started south on the
wagon road lo his home, located a
mile lo the southwest.
Hunter says that Wagner then
proceeded west along Ihe railroad
track on his way lo Plattsmouth,
and lhat was the last he saw of
At the M. E. Church Parlors.
From Friday's Dally.
The church parlors of the M. E.
church were Ihe scene of a largo
gathering of (he members and
friends of (he Ladies' Aid Society
yesterday afternoon. They were
most .delightfully entertained by
Mesdames E. F. Benson, Crabill
and I. N. Cummings. The first
feature of tho afternoon's enter
tainment was (be regular busi
ness session, which tho ladies
usually hold and at which Various
matters of importance were dis
cussed. After this Ihe large num
ber present, there being some
thing like fifty there, participated
in various amusements, all hav
ing a most enjoyable time. Tho
hostess then served a most excel
lent luncheon, to which all did
ample justice.
Nebraska City Special.
The Missouri Pacific will run
a special train from Nebraska
City to Plallsmouth on the oc
casion of the minstrel show at (ho
Pannele Ihealer and the celebra
tion of the opening of the Platte
river auto and wagon bridge. Tho
train will leave Nebraska City at 5
o'clock p. 111., and returning will
leave Plattsmouth at 2 a. m. A
largo crowd is expected to ac
company (he minstrel company.
It will be a gala day and night for
the old town. It would bo well for
our home people to get their
tickets in advance of tho dalo in
order to bo sure of a seat.
Canvass the Vote.
From Friday's Dally.
County Clem l. C. Morgan call
ed to his assistance as canvass
ing board to tak6 tho offlciat
count of the ballots cast at tho
election, L. D. Hialt and Jame
Donnelly, and yesterday tho count
was made. There was no material
changes in the result from tho
unofficial returns.
Ice cream, with the finest fruit
flavors, at Bookmeyer & Maurer'a.