The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 05, 1912, Image 1
mouth Statural. lit VOLUME XXXI. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1912. NO. 11. E HELD INTERESTING MEETING YESTERDAY Gatheaing Is Addressed by Prof. Keeser, Prof. Howard and Ex Congressman Pollard, on the Enlarging of the Apple Industry in This Part of the State. Prom Friday's Dally. The fruit growers of eastern Cass county held an interesting locting at Goates' hall yesterday afternoon, which was addressed fcy Prof. Keeser, Prof. Howard and ex-Congressman E. M. Pol lard. About fifty apple-growers took advantage of the opportunity f hearing three of the practical rchardists of the state, and all three made very practical and in structive talks. Prof. Keeser informed the fruit-growers that the value of lands in their community could be doubled by proper attention to the orchards. Me ventured the assertion that he could take five acres of land in this vicinity and put the ground in apples and get more returns in net cash than anv farmer would get from twenty acres planted to 'ordinary crops. The speaker then took some time in discussing the way an orchard should be cared for, and how to moke it profitable. One of fhe important tilings dwelt upon was the care of the soil in which the trees were planted, and in all eases where the lav of the around would permit it, he would advise cultivation. Where the ground was too rolling to be cultivated it should be sowed to some good wrchard grass, such as clover or alfalfa, something that would not form a sod and would at the same tine prevent the washing awav of the soil. Another important thins brought out by Prof Keeser was tbe pruning of the trees. He ad vised the careful pruning of the wrrhard as economical in one way and another; it produced larger and better flavored apples and put the tree in share so that it could lie spraved to advantage. Another thing dwelt upon was snravjnp. and Prof. Keeser said be would Iopvc the discussion of 1bi phase f the question to Prof. Howard. Prof Howard spoke at some kmgth on the necessity of the ap pie-growers of Nebraska getting I percent of the apples with worms, their fruit in better shape forMr. Pollard Ihen mentioned the irarkel. and said that when the t name of a factory where any kind proper interest had been develop-! ad and the quality of the fruit free from worms is produced by the Nebraska growers a market would be found right at hand for all the fruit that could be grown. The thing that keeps the price of the apples down, and I he- cause for western fruit being shipped into this territory that ought to be supplied from Nebraska grown fruit, is that our people do not are for their orchards and the apples grown here do not go 1o market in marketable shape. Prof. Keeser had with him a sample box of Winesap apples, grown on the Larsh 20-acre orchard near Weeping Water, under the charge of Ihe stale horticultural depart ment, which were very fine. The orchard had been pruned, culli- Tated and sprayed as the speaker advised to be donp in this locality. Prof. Howard then gave an in terestingialk from a chart con cerning spraying, when to spray, what lo sprav for and what lo use and how lo do the work. His talk was first directed to fungus growth or scab, and then to the coddle moth that causes the worms to lake possession of the apples. The speaker advised the use of the Bnrdeau mixture, and with ruts of apples blossoms, small apples and leaves illustrat ed the lime the spraving should be done to be effectual. For the Bordeau nu'xfure he used a for mula of 4--f0. that is, pounds of ropner sulphate, pounds of stone lime and 50 gallons of wa ter. The copper sulphate is mix ed wifh twentv-tlve gallons of wa ter, Ihe stone lime with twenty five gallons of water and the two poured together. This is applied with a force pump. Large or chards with gasoline engine power, a small orchard with bar rel and hand pump. The first spraying should be done when the ISIEI HI buds begin to open; this is at no set time; as the seasons vary, some earlier, some later. The second application when the netals pee-in to fall and the third two or three weeks later. The loss from worms is more important than from scab, and spraying an effectual preventive of wormy apples. From 50 to 80 per cent of the apples on unspray ed orchards are wormy, while on the sprayed trees only per cent " ill be wormy. The cost of spray ing a 20-acro orchard is about 2i cents per tree, after the snraying apparatus is paid for. A different "'Mure is used for spraying for the coddling moth than for the scab or fungus. Prof. Howard said that he would come to Cass counlv nnd assist in the spraying if sufficient of the apple-growers "ould tret together and have fhe in" ('one. lli salary is paid '-' the lnle end all be would ask "-ps a rlnee In sleep and some I'M'nrr to rpt. Prof Howard also volunteered hi services to show the Cas count v growers how to prune their orchards. Mr. Pollard followed with a verv pppeijeal talk on apple or nhnrd frd liow to make one pav. He called attention to bulletin No. 110 of the slate horticultural de nart'"cnl. containing an address bv Prof. Howard at the last ses sion of the Nebraska Horti cultural society, and said that the bulletin was a mine of informa tion, and veil worth the perusal of any one who, owned or was in- terested in an apple orchard, and that it wa the best article on the subject of spraving Mr. Pollard had yet seen. He then told of the manner in which be handled his H-acre orchard, and with a power spra' er. v i I h his force of hands, ?0 acres of the orchard was gone over in a (lav. fn shipping out the fiftv cars of apples from this orchard after spraving much af ter the manner described by Prof. Howard, there was a very small of spraving machine could be pur chased, it being fionld's Manu faclurv, Seneca Falls. N. Y. Mr. Pollard then dwelt on the soil and climatic conditons of the river counties and staled that nowhere in the. world could apples of the flavor and quality be grown as (hey could on the banks of the Missouri. At the close of the meeting Prof Howard look the names of all orchard men present, so as to place them on the mailing list, to receive bulletins as Ihey are is sued in future. Tt is verv proh able that vesterdav's meeting will be the beginning of an apple growers' association being formed in this county, which will mean better apples, better quality and better markets. J. H. Tarns, superintendent of the county farm, has been spray ing the county orchard, and had some very fine apples of different varieties present. These were of fine flavor and free from worms. A Most Fn'oyable Meeting. From Friday's Dally. .The Ladies' Aid society of the M. E. church held their regular meeting yesterday afternoon in the church parlors and this time the ladies were entertained in a most delightful manner by Mcs- dames Luella Lcesley, Emily Tuey and J. E. Thompson. At the usual hour the business session was held, after which an hour or two was most enjoyably whiled away in various amusements and social conversation. A delicious luncheon was served, which the ladies thoroughly appreciated The attendance was very good ana an pronounced Mesoames .eeslev, Tuey and Thompson royal entertainers. For Typewriter ribbons call at the Journal office. The Proper Thing. State Superintendent Delzell has sent circular letters to boards of education of all accredited High schools in the state, urging them to send superintendents of High schools or a member of the High school faculty to the depart ment of superintendence of the National Educational association and several of the allied divisions of education which w ill hold their annual meeting at St. Louis Feb ruary 27-29. lie states that many schools will pay only the car fare and ask the superintendent or representative to pay other neces sary expenses. I LAIiSIUTH PUBLIC LieRARY Report of Librarian for Months of December, 1911, and Jan uary, 1912. At the monthly meeting of the library board of the Plattsmouth city library last evening, Miss Jones, librarian, submitted her report for January, 1912, which, compared with the report of a ear ago, is quite encouraging. Through the kindness of the board we submit below the re ports lor Decemiter, r.ui. ami January, 1912. The report for each month is compared with the same iiionlh twelve months ago: December. Number of books exchanged, 1911, 1.38H; 1910, 1,00 i; number of men borrowers, 1911, 13; 1910, 22; number of callers, 191 1, 5,526; 1910. i.010; number of books do nated, Rev, Sieger, 11; Nora Liv ingston, 3; total, 17; number of hooks for use of city teachers, 31; co'inly teachers, 22; number of hooks condemned, 1 1 i ; magazines donated to county patrons, 32; total number of borrowers, 1911,' 2.035; 1910, 1,811. . Jnusry. Number of books circulated for home use, 1.020; number of books for use of city teachers, 37 ; coun lv teachers. 18; callers, estimated, (i.rtOS; books rebound, 98; maga zines. 3; number of new borrow er. 19t I, ?8; 1912, 21; number of books circulated, 1911, 1,009; 1912, 1,020. "The Chorus Lady." From Friday's Dally. The Journal always delights in praising worthy entertainments that visit our city, and must say, without the fear of successful contradiction from anyone who had Ihe pleasure of witnessing the rendition of "The Chorus Lady" last night, that it was one of the finest plaja ever presented to a local audience during our ten years' sojourn in Plattsmouth. The play is one with a fine moral, and the beauty of it is I hat every member of the cast is a first-class artist, and while it is impossible for us lo mention each character, we must say that miss Grace Aylesworlh as "Patricia O'Hrien, is an actress of great force and one that simply captures her auditors in the very first act. A few first-class companies and piays line "ino Giiorus i,aay, in succession at tho Parmele would soon establish a reputation at the home theater that would soon restore its old-lime popularity and patronage. Chicken Pie Supper a Success. From Friday's Dally. The second chicken pie supper of the season, given by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Presbyterian church, in the church parlors last evening, was fully up to the usua standard in every particular and was very largely attended. The chicken pic and its acconipani ments were as good as ever and most thoroughly relished by the large number present. These oc casions have become very popular in social functions, as many tarry after supper has been served visning wun neigniiors and friends and making new acquaint ances. The ladies are much pleased over the results of the affair. H. L. Mauzy departed for Oma ha and later for Denver this aft ernoon, afer visiting his parents for a few weeks. THE LYTLE TRIAL PROGRESSING L Evidence About All In and Argu ments Will Be Mad 3 as Soon as Completed. 'rom Friday's Dally. The trial of George Lytic, the third man accused of being im plicated in the safe-blowing and robbery of Mike Tritsch's jewelry store, which occurred last Sep tember, and for which two men have already been convicted, pro ceeded yesterday quite rapidly. Mr. Tritsch was sworn first and showed the conditions of bis stock, safe and the building of Mr. Nichols, which ho occupied. Many exhibits, such as jewelry pads, boxes and articles of iewelry, were identified. The pads had been picked up along the track and the jewelry was found on the persons of MoCann and Lytic. A watch, which was identified by Mr. Tritsch as one he had in stock, was found on George Lytic at the time of his arrest. The walch was positively identified by Mr. Tritsch, although the num bers on the outside of the inside case bad Icvti scratched off. the numbers on Ihe inside of Ihe works had been overlooked. A screw wiurri Mr. intsen nan made and placed in Ihe watch, was idepl i"ed by him. The evidence of the three men being seen nt South Ueml on the lh of September and their identification bv the witnesses there was prarlicallv Ihe same that the readers of the Journal a'-e alreadv familiar, with. The evidence concerning the finding of (tie pads along Ihe Hock Island o 'Mi of P'rinbt. and the finding of Ihe bicvele car belonging lo the ',.,rlinglon coo'panv and near the p;,.ls on the Rock Island, was all if I., II,,. T T I ' - " 1 1 Ml 111!" Jill V, IMIV Mill, II more speedily than in Ihe former trials. There were several witnesses f'-o'p Louisville who positively (Vplp'ed Ivtle as one of the three men who were in Louisville on Ihe 281 h of September nnd loitered about Fred Ossenkop's elevator all afternoon of that dav. ''red Oisenkon positively identi fied Lvfle as the man to whom be sold a bar of Snnda Morula sonn about 10 o'clock of the morning of he.?8th of September. One half of the same bar of soap was found in the Tritsch store where the explosion was pulled off. The slate also proved the finding of the walch identified bv Mr. Tritsch on Ihe person of Lvlle when ar rested. Lvtle was the last of the three men arrested. The state rested its case in chief at Ihe adjournment of court last night, and the defense began the introduction of testimony this morning. The brother of the defendant, Al Lytic, of Omaha, was sworn and explained to the jury con cerning the walch that was in troduced in evidence. The witness swore that he had owned the watch before it came into the pos session of George Lytic; that Ihe witness purchased it from a party in Peterson's saloon nnd traded it lo his brother, George, for an Ingersoll movement; lhewatch he got Ihe the Peterson store was an Elgin works. Just before the court look a re cess for the noon hour County Attorney Taylor called the court's attention to the sentence to be pronounced on John Doud. Judge Travis then made an entry in his docket and told Doud to stand up. After informing the convict ed man of the action of the jury in finding the defendant guilty, he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence should not be passed on him at this time. His counsel, Mr. Hrill. repjied for him that he did not know sen tence was to bo passed at this time and that before the motion for a new trial was overruled ho would like to argue the matter to the court. The court then said that the matter would have to be taken up very soon, as he would not be in Plattsmouth after the conclusion of the present trial for some time. Mr. Hritt then stated that he would be ready to argue the motion at the conclusion of the Lytic trial. After the noon hour evidence was resumed by the defense in the Lytic trial and will probably be completed and the matter argued today. LOOKS FAVORABLE L Looks Very Encouraging for the Extension of the Postoffice Building. i-'rom Friday's Dally. President of the Commercial Club T. H. Pollock is in receipt of a lengthy letter from Postmaster H. A. Schneider, in which Mr. Schneider tells of his efforts to have the site of the postoffice building extended, and the letter has a tone of encouragement. The postmaster has interviewed the advising architect, Mr. Talor. He has also talked the matter over with Mr. McCuire, congressman from this district, as well as Sen ator Hrown and Postmaster Gon Tiil Hitchcock. The postmaster general is much interested in the mailer and both Senator Hrown and Con gressman MeOuire have signified Iheir willingness to use their ef- ,orts m securing I lie necessary additional appropriation, and as congress is now in session the matter can be definitely settled .vilhin a short time. Major Creamer and Mr. Heah! ire both favorabe to securing the lddilional ground, and the re moval of the building to a firmer foundation. To Mr. Schneider the "'alter looked very favorable for the plan of additional ground and extension of Ihe site. The suc cess of the plan w ill depend large lv on the postmaster general, Congressman Mcguire and Sen- or Hrowp. F Largely Attended by Neighbors and Sympathetic Friends. From Frldiiy'H Dally. The funeral of Mrs. Peter Carl son occurred yesterday afternoon at the residence and was largely attended by neighbors ami friends of the deceased. The servio was conducted by llev. W. L Austin, who spoke words of comfort to the bereaved husband and chil dren. The floral tributes I mm the frater'ial societies of which the decca-tid was a mcmhe" and from the Fled Men, the car work ers in the Hurlington shops, the Swedish Aid society and from the numerous friends of the family were many and beautiful and were t-ilent tokens of the esteem and great respt el in which the de erased ladv is held by those who knew her best. The choi" nang "Hock of Ages' and "Nearer My God to Thee,'' livmns which were fa wiles of the deceased Inlermeiu was luade in Oak Hill cemetery. Tilt pall-bearers were: Cna.'les lly- berg, A. Vieslrup, O n Itunan lohn H. Hallstrom, A Nelson and Gus Johnson. The out-o'-town friends at tending ih funeral were; Charles nnd John Ticrgmark, brothers .if the deceased, Phelps. V. h.; Gus Molin. brother of Mr. Carlson. Lady Minstrels Go to Louisville The Lady Minstrels will go to Louisville Saturday, January 10 which is one week from tomorrow night. There will doubtless be a large number of Plattsmouth people go up to attend Ihe show Arrangements will probaby be made lo have No. 10 stop at Louisville, which will make the Irain service from Plattsmouth to Louisville and return very con venient. Overcoat Lost or Stolen. The traveling man for Mc Laughlin's coffee house, while at the lliley hotel taking dinner, had his heavy gray overcoat switched or stolen, he was unable to say which. Landlord Dunbar was at I ho fast mail to see if anyone boarded the train with the coat FOR A RE! UNERAL OF MRS m mm on, but it did not show up there ULRIGH IrlHELDER DIES After Almost Recovering From Operation at Omaha Hospital, Passes Away. From Saturday's Dally. I I rich Inhelder of Cedar Creek, who was operated on at an Omaha hospital a short lime ago, died ab the hospital last Thursday. He had undergone the operation and had recovered from the same and was able to sit up, as well as to dress himself, but was very weak, and while stooping over to tie his shoe ruptured a blood vessel, which caused his death very soon. Mr. Inhelder was about 77 vears of age, was born in Switzer land, coining to America and Ne braska when a young man. He leaves surviving a brother and two sislers Henry Inhelder of Cedar Creek and Mrs. George Shoeman and Mrs. Frank Hushe, sr.. of Plattsmouth. The funeral "ill occur tomorrow at Cedar Creek, at the home of John Gauer, with whom Mr. Inhelder has lived for some years. All Sign Petitions. If anybody -desires to run for Ihe democratic nomination for the presidency and makes signs as though he would caue trouble if he is not permitted to enter the race let him write to the demo crats of Falls City. Down that way the democrats are so greatly inclined towards peace that they erv gladly sign Ihe petition put ting anv democrat of good stand ing in the president ial race. So far they have entered Judson Harmon nnd Champ Clark, and Ihey announce that, not consider ing their signing a pel it ion bind ing in anv respect, they will glad- a(,'x their names lo a proper petition. Which,, bv the vav. is lenr enough to make a man won der if the right of pel il ion and I lie ballot ought to be given to in- lividuals of such supineuess of haracter. A democracy that isn't militant, that hasn't principles ami men lo fight for and defend, but that is willing lo take iinv. hodv who comes along, regard- ess of what, he represents or who he is, just so he bears the right partv label, isn't mind you, to our liking much of a demo crat or anything else. Lincoln News. And to our notion the News is about right. If a man cannot consistently vote for a candidate If nominated he should not sign petition for him to become suck candidate. It is not right for any voter lo do so, and (herein is another weak point about the primary law. Five Weeks' Quanntlno. Was you ever quarantined for- a contagious disease? If not you havo missed one thing that will give you a lino on your friends. The editor's home was quaran tined on Christmas morning nnd for live long weeks a scarlet fever sign occupied a conspicuous place in our front yard. Some of our friends turned us down and would take the other side of the street when they saw us coming, while others were kind and sym pathetic. If you want to know who your friends are a five weeks' siege in quarantine will reveal things lo you thai will como in no other way. Tho sign was toru down Sunday evening, however, and wo are back homo again happy in the realization of Ihe fact that po serious results come from the disease. A queer old world, is this Louisville Courier. For Lack of Funds. South Omaha Drovers Journal Stockman: "Every man who is in terested at all in the agriculture of Nebraska cordially agrees wilU Dean IUirnett in hoping that tho time Is not far distant when the school of agriculture will not havo to be continually parting with its very best men because of lack of funds. Losing four high-class professors in one year because of inadequate salaries is a record that Nebraskans should uot bo proud of." Miss Kate Sydenstricker visited the metropolis this morning, go ing on tho first train.