The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 08, 1912, Image 6

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Wall of Water Twenty Feet High
er Than Streets.-
Battling Night and Day
To Re-enforce the Levees
And Result of Bad Break.
founder ol Coiner University
Passes Away in Logansport.
4' ...
Break Anywhere Would Mean Inunda
tion cf Town- Women and Children
Are Sent Away and Only Levee
Workers Remain.
i Thirty thousnud persons lionie-;;iess-,
2,1100 square miles of country
inundated, thiity persons drowned
"and a financial tons of $10,000,000
coiiKtitute tlio nnult of two weeks''
Z flood in the Mississippi valley.
J Railroad trafllc in thetto sections
lis practically paralyzed. Hundreds
4 of persons still are menaced by
xine tine ot waters ai points in 4
lower Missouri, northwest Tennes-4
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An '- unu m nniinnn. iii'7 nie 111a
Trooned on house tops, In trees and '
Ion anchored rafts directly In the.
Tsweep of the ranipaclnR river. A'
Z majority of them may he rescued.
Cairo today is an Island city, sur
rounded by an ocean of water, the
erect of which Is ten feet higher than
the average level of the city. In
many places this wall of water stands
twenty feet higher than the street.
With a bright, sun cheerfully blazing
upon the city after the severe rain
and windstorm, hope returned to the
fighting levee protectors. For the first
time In a week the workers got a
much reeded rest, although the watch
fulness along the levee was not re
laxed and the men were ready at all
times to answer calls to points of
Two thousand levee workers were
scattered about the great levee system
to renew their patrol.
Oenerous donations from all parts
of Kentucky are being sent to Hick
man to aid the 3,500 flood refugees
who have straggled Into that city.
A large number of steamboats are
plying between this city and flooded
towns below In search of Stock, which
Is being landed on the hills near Wick
llffe, Ky. Express coinpnnles are car
rying supplies to refugees free ot
Several thousand acres of wheat are
under water in Mississippi county, Mis
sonrl. Many thousand dollars' worth
of stock have perished and farmers
are living in their attics.
Cairo Island City.
For four days Cairo has been an 1st
nnd city. When the levees protecting
the dra'nage district went out all rail
communication was stopped and the
only entrance to the city now Is by
licat from Mounds, nine miles away.
Mounds nominally Is an Inland
town, three miles from the Ohio river,
but there Is now water three feet deep
at the Rig Four depot.
AlnioRt $300,000 has been spent in
lighting the flood at Cairo and the
drainage district. Five thousand or
more men have been paid an average
of $1 50 a day for more than a week,
Cairo Is protected by three main
levees and several small ones. There
are few women and children left in
Two More Levees Break.
With two levees gone and more ex
petted to break, the flood situation In
the vicinity of Memphis is desperate.
At Golden take and I'en Camp, In
Mississippi and Arkansas, It is almost
as lmd, and crevasses are threatening
at Luxoia, Immediately north ot
Oolden iJike, and at Modoc, on the
White river front. At half a dozen oth
er points the outlook Is grave.
At the St. Claire and Wyanoke
breaks water Is pouring through both
gaps at a terrific rate and eating away
the enrthworks. The southern half ol
Crlttendon county and portions of the
adjoining counties of St. Francis.
Poinsett and Cross are Inundated and
the overflow Is racing down the St
Francis river, back toward the Mis
slsslppl at Helena.
Tlie tracks of the 8t. 1uIb, Iron
Mountain and Southern, the Cotton
Tlelt and the Chicago. Rock Islnnd and
Pacific are being washed away at ser
ral points.
Breaks Give Relief for Time.
For the moment tho breaks have re
lieved the situation south of Memphis
to some extent.
The big levee at Golden Ijtke, Ark
hevernl miles above the St. Clair
tireak, Is expected to go out any mln
The situation at Reelfoot could be
much worse. The greatest loss has
been to live stock that could not be
rapid' y moved. It Is reported two
hlldren were drowned.
The situation at Hickman is greatly
Improved. Tho Mississippi fell eight
Inches In twenty-four hours. Counting
aid s'tthoilsed by the government, the
-flood fund for Hickman alone amounts
to $1 7,0oo. No distress Is reported
from other places seriously affected
Inst week.
John Lax Is Dead. .
West Point. Neb., April 8. News
has J'ist reached the city of the death
at North Yakima, Wash., of John Lai
a former resident of West Point, at
the age of sixty-eight. Mr. tax was
formerly in business at West point for
some years and later removed with his
family to the Pacific coast. He Is sur
vived by widow and three, children
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Special Commissioners Charge
Him With Misuse of Funds.
New York, April 8. The three spe
clal commissioners from General Oroz
co, leader of the Mexican revolution
1Mb, who arrived here to present to
the American people the revolution
ists' side of the present troublo In
their country, In a long statement
given out by Manual Lujan, head ol
the commission, bitterly assailed the
administration of President Madero
and declared that his tactics In the
government of Mexico are slowly
wrecking the nation.
Madero Is charged with violating
every oath he made to the men thai
helped him to overthrow the reign ol
Diaz. He Is charged with misuse ol
government funds, with making it Im
possible to walk the highways of Mex
ico In safety and with not protecting
the Interests of foreign business and
tho people of his own country.
"The present revolution Is not a new
one," the statement says, "it is mere
ly a continuance, of the revolution
which began when the rule of Presl
dent Diaz became unbearable."
Madero. the commissioners declare
was not called to the presidency b
the people, but was accepted by th
revolutionists because no one ds
came forward.
Final Banna Are Read for First "Certl
fled Marriage" at Chicago.
Chicago, April 8. Formal prelim
Inarles ot the first marriage under the
new rules of the Episcopalian catho
dral of Chicago were completed.
For the third and last time tht
banns were read for a wedding to b
celebrated Wednesday. The contract
Ing parties are A. W. Bode, an oper
ator at the Rnglewood police station
and Miss May Palmer.
Both Mr. Bode and Miss Palmer hao
met the restrictions established b
Dean Sumner with the approval ol
Bishop C. P. Anderson. They hav
submitltd certificates from reputablt
physicians stating that they are not
mentally or physically deficient and
that they hnve no Incurable or coin
munlcnb'.e disease.
Returns From Referendum Vote WM
Be in by April 19.
Des Moines, April 8. There is nc
doubt that the mine workers will ac
cept tho wage offer made by tho oper
ntors at Cleveland, according to Join
P. White, president of the United
Mine Workers ot America,
Mr. White was in Des Moines to at
tend to shopping and visited a few
friends before returning to his homt
!n Oskuloosa, from which he had beer
absent at the conference in Cleveland
"The men will bo able to return tt
work after the referendum vote, which
will bo taken on the new wage scak
April 10. The votes will be In bj
Iprll is," he said.
Meat Rate Readjustment.
Washington, April 8. A readjust
nient of the frelghtr rates on fresb
meats and packing house product!
throughout the middle west Is to bt
made by the Interstate commerce com
mission. Advances of the rates have
been proposed to the commission by
some of the railroads, the Increase!
amounting to from 20 to 65 per cent
over the existing rates. These ad
vances were suspended by the com
mission pending an Inquiry into the
entire situation.
Western High Wins Debate with DUlei
Dlller, Neb, April 8. The Western
high school debating team defeated
the Dlller team here by a two to one
decision. The question was that ol
the closed shop, Dlller supporting tht
Nebraska Pioneer Drops. Dead as He
Enters His Sister's Home Cbtners
Have Lived in Omaha for Forty-six
Years Body to Be Buried There.
Omaha, April 6. Samuel Cottier,
pioneer banker and real estate dealer,
founder of Cotner university and a
resident of Omaha for many years,
dropped dead at the homo of his sis-
tor, Mrs. Mary Harnett, of heart fail
ure. Mr. Cotner and his wife went to
Logansport, lnd., to visit his sister
and he dropped dead of heart failure
as ho entered her hoii.-. He was sixty-nine
years old.
Mr. Cotner had been a resident of
Omaha for nearly forty-six years, he
and hlB wife having como here from
IiOgansport in 1866, five years after
their marriage. Mr. Cotner taught
school on the site now occupied by
Bellevuo college and through the ear
ly days was one of the most ardent of
those who fought for more thorough
and higher education. He and his
wife gave not only of their time, but
of their means for educational ad
vancement. They endowed Cotner
university and from them it got its
Mr. Cotner Is survived by his wid
ow and one son, Samuel Cotner, Jr.,
who lives in the Big Horn basin.
The body will bo brought to Omaha
for burial.
Preparing Plans at Request of Coun
ties Over the State.
Lincoln, April 6. The office force of
State Engineer Price is busy prepar
ing plans and specifications for
bridges. There was a large amount of
state aid bridge work In the office be
fore the recent floods played havoc
with bridges in the Platte, Elkhorn
and other valleys. While there are
no funds available for more state aid
bridges, the law provides for the state
engineer furnishing plans and specifi
cations on application of the various
counties, and many such requests are
now coming to the office, with the de
mand just commencing. Plans made
by the department are all standardized
as far as possible, and with slight
changes of specifications those made
for one bridge of a certain length will
answer for another, and np to last
summer the office had a fairly com
plete outfit of plans for almost every
sized bridge. The last legislature,
however, changed the requirements
to stand a strain of twenty tons In
stead of twelve, as heretofore, and
new plans are required for all con
structed since that date. This makes
the work due to the flood considerably
Randall Notifies Dealers That Fluid
Must Be Kept Underground.
Lincoln. April 6. Fire Commission
er Randall has Issued an order which
will stir things up in all probability.
Ho Is sending out a circular to all
dealers In gasoline that the fluid must
be kept In an underground system
hereafter and that prosecutions will
follow If the order Is not respected.
He takes the Btand this authority is
given him in the law which makes
practices which endanger lire ana
property by fire a nuisance, and he In
sists that unless gasoline is kept un
der ground it is a great menace. He
consoles the dealers by telling thero
the saving In evaporation by putting
it underground will more than pay for
installing the system.
Court Settles Black's Salary Suit.
Kearney, Neb., April 6. In the dis
trict court, the case of the Kearney
Baseball and Athletic association
against H. S. Slevers of Grand Island,
president of the Nebraska State Base
ball league last year, the association
was awarded $120 and the defendant
charged with costs, all resulting from
the Black salary case.
West Point Farmer Is Poisoned.
West Point, Neb., April 6. Frank
llarcal, a farmer who lived in Gage
valley, east of this city, is dead as the
result of accidental poisoning. He had
been sick for some time and got hold
of a bottlo containing wood alcohol,
which he had mistaken for the med
iclne nrescrlbed for him. He died In a
few hours.
Hughes Cannot Come.
Lincoln, April 6. Justice Charles K.
Hughes of the United States supreme
court, who had been invited to deliver
the address on the occasion of the
unveiling of the UncOin monument on
the capltol grounds, has written Sec
retary of 8tate Wait that he cannot
accept the invitation.
An Old Resident Dead.
Stromsburg, Nob., April 6. Godfrey
Johnson, a long time resident of Polk
county, died at his home near Shelby.
Mr. Johnson formerly lived near this
city and has many relativ i and
friends here. He was seventy-six years
We have about 50 Sample Waists and Shirts from Munson's (the
Acorn brand) that we are closing out at the factory price. It is
a good time to get a Stylish Waist at a reduction. These are
all new 1912 Waists
A new lot of Mandel Bro.'s Middy Blouses and Shirts just received
. i.
Shirts $1-25, $1.65 and $2.50
Silk Shirts, Something Swell. $2.75
These Waist and Shirts are made by two of the leading manu
facturers of Ladies Waists, and you will find them out of the ordi.
nary class in every particular. We want to show them to YOU!
Voto for Shallenberger for Senator
lie in rifflil on public rUtewtioiis.
He is strong with the people.
Nominated for cohrppss and
Nominated for governor and
Heeled. .
Nominal)' him for United Slates
senator and he will he elected.
The Democratic Party Needs
a Victory.
Says Seed Corn Will Grow.
I'eler Keil docs not lake any
slock in the rumor circulated
some tine ago thai the seed corn
this year is had. Mr.' Koil ex
perimented willi his pen of corn
and look Iwenly kernels from as
many cars, "hit or miss," as he
came to them in the crib, and
planted them in an earthen jar
and kepi tho jar in proper tem
perature. Kvcry kernel sent out a
line, healthy stalk of corn. Mr.
Keil is of the opinion thai all the
fuss made about bad seed corn is
not well limed.
Miss At wood Sustains Injuries.
Last Friday afternoon while
descending the steps at the post
ofllce Miss Edith Atwood, by some
mischance, fell and was severely
injured, receiving cuts on her
face and a badly sprained arm.
She was removed to rooms at the
Riley hole! and a physician sum
moned at once, and several
stilches were required to close
the cuts sustained. Miss Atwood
has kept her room since, but is
said to be doing as well as pos
sible under the circumstances.
James Jelinek returned lo Oma
ha on the early train today to at
lend school, after his Easter
vacation. James is making good
progress in his studies and will
soon be equipped for business.
For Infants and Children,
Ttia Kind You Hare Always Bo'iglil
Bears the
BigQSture of
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t he readings below are taken at the
Burlington depot, where the ther
mometer Is placed under condition!
similar to those used by the United
States weather bureau:
Temperatures In Plattsmouth.
8 a. nr. ... -17 1 p. in. ... 6G
10 a. in. ... 57 2 p. ni 70
For Nebraska Fair Monday;
warmer in casl portion. Tuesday,
A Cowaraly Assault.
As Fred J5. Kgonberger was
wending his way homeward last
night on South Sixth street some
one dealt him a blow on the head
with a club. He was walking
along and had arrived at the
vacant lot just south of the fire
house when someone jumped out
and dealt him a tremendous blow
with a club that landed on his left
cheek bone, knocking him down.
As he fell he landed against a
tree, making an ugly gash on the
other side of his face. He got
onto his feet as soon a9 possible,
but no one was in sight. Fred
says there was no cause for such
an assault, as he has no enemies,
at least one who would be so bit
ter as to commit such a deed. It
is thought that whoever it was
made a mistake, and that the blow
was intended for someone else,
probably with the intention of
robbery. Fred was around this
morning, and aside from the sore
spots was feeling pretty well. It
was a cowardly trick, and if Fred
could have gotten hold of him he
would have given him "what
Paddy did the drum."
The Journal has 32 boxes of
that cxlra fine English twill in
itial stationery that has been sell
ing for 60 cents that wo want to
close out at 30 cents per Dox.
The letters we have on hand are
as follows: 4 O, 2 E, 2 J, 2 I, 2
II, 3 N, 1 L, 1 K, 1 V, 1 S, 2 It, 2
P. These are the old English
style letter and the finest grade
linen paper.
Attend Missionary Meeting.
Frank Wiles ami wife, Mrs. E.
II. Spangler, Miss Elizabeth
Spangler, Mrs. Oscar Oapcn, Mrs.
Joe Wiles, Mrs. Stephen Wiles,
Mrs. Luke Wiles, Mrs. Will T.
Adams and daughter, Miss Har
riet, returned last night on No. 2
from Omaha, where they had been
as delegates to attend the branch
missionary meeting of the U. II.
James Sage and wife were
Omaha passengers on the morn
ing train today, where Mr. Sage
was called on business, while
Mrs. Sage visited her sister, Mrs.
O. M. Streight.
Sarah Bernhardt at the Parmele.
It may be doubted whether
money alone would have induced
Sarah Bernhardt, the greatest
living actress, to play "Camille"
before the moving picture camera.
To such a passionate lover of art
it must have seemed glorious to
defy the limitations of space
and lime and have the whole
world as her' audience. The
Cinematograph is indeed a monu
ment. Photo plays will be the
offering at the Parmele theater
one night only, Sunday, April 14.
Madame Bernhardt will be seen
in the role of "Camille," while
Madame Rejane will be seen in
"Madame Sans (Jeve." These are
the same films as originally
created such a furore in New
York and are just closing a
phenomenal engagement at the
Urandeis theater, Omaha.
Thirty head of cattle to pas
lure, at $2.00 a head per month.
W. Whitt,
' On Dick Streight's Place.
Iitsl Bates,
8 Miles South of Plattsmouth
(the Old Martin Farm)
has installed a Saw Mill on his place,
and is prepared to furnish hard lum
ber of all kinds, posts and chunk
KAll orders promptly filled, and
also solicited.
Herman Grcodor,
Graduate Vetincary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Answered Promptly
Phone 378 White, Plattsmouth
Do You want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
Dunbar, Neb.
Dates made at this office or the
Murray State Bank.
Rates Reasonable