The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 25, 1912, Image 1

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NO. 32.
f?T7CV V A A .
Neighbors Assemble at His Home Shortly After Nightfall and
Proceed to Surprise Their Friend Evening Most Delightfully
Spent in Playing Games and Visiting.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Benjamin Franklin Wiles, one
of Cass county's most prosperous
ant industrious farmers and stock
raisers, celebrated his forty-first
birthday yesterday. It was a cool
morning on April 23, 1871, that
our good friend first gazed about
at the old homestead, southeast
of the then small town of Platts
inouth. He was not slow in
recognizing the fertility of Cass
county's soil and resolved to make
bis home right here in his native,
The celebration of his birthday
yesterday was a complete surprise
to Mr. Wiles, as he had not
dreamed of such a thing, and
when about thirty of his neigh
bors quietly assembled in his
dooryard shortly after nightfall
and rapped at his door he was not
expecting them, in the least. lien
Horning telephoned him in the
evening that he would be over af
ter awhile to see him on business,
but this did not arouse his sus
picions, and when he went to the
door and opened it to find his yard
full of his neighbors, his pleasure
can well be imagined.
Whenever a Road Needs to Be
Improved Public Instinctively
Turns to the Newspaper.
Notwithstanding all the faults
of our newspapers, there is one
thing that can he said in behalf of
American journalism. It stands
for unselfish work for community
bettermen. It is manifestly
suicidal when a newspaper per.
mils personal spiles to govern its
policy. Hence a conviction and
tradition has grown up in the
newspaper fraternity that con
siderations of public welfare alone
must govern newspaper policy,
according to the best intelligence
of the editor.
Who can measure the good ac
complished by the American
newspaper as a righter of wrongs,
as a proclaimer of hidden evils,
as a persuader in campaigns of
public enterprise, and business
Whenever a road needs to be
improved, wherever a charitable
or religious society needs help,
wherever a scamp is to be ousted
from oflice, the public instinctive,
ly turns to the newspaper for help.
Here and there a newspaper shows
the yellow streak and fails to as
, sist, but is it often?
In view of these services, there
is a growing recognition of I he
honorable character of journal
ism as a profession, a growing
disposition to co-operate with
the. newspaper by helping it obtain
all legitimate news, and a grow
ing tendency to extend adequate
financial support through sub
script ions and advertising.
Met With Serious Accident.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Fred Olenhausen, who has been
cutting brush for F.d Fitzgerald
for some lime, met with a serious
accident this morning soon after
he went to work. While cutting
away at a good-sized sapling his
ax caught in a shumach bush ami
glancing otT alighted across the
left foot of Mr. Olenhausen, in
flicting a dangerous and painful
wound an inch and a half long.
Dr. Cummins was consulted as
soon as Tom Kildow could bring
Fred to town and the doctor
stitched the wound, placing eight
stitches in the wound and dress
ing it. Fred will lay otT for
several days in consequence of
the injury.
Petition was filed in the district
court today for the partition of
land in Tipton precinct, the plain
tiff being Isaih L. Creamer vs
Sarah Hess, et al.
The evening passed very quick,
ly, games and visiting furnishing
entertainment until Mrs. Wiles,
assisted by some of her kind
neighbor ladies, served a delicious
lunch. At a late hour the com
pany dispersed, for their homes,
wishing Mr. Wiles forty-one more
pleasant returns of the day. lie
was the recipient of a substantial
present, which he very much ap
preciated, and both he and his
good wife were delighted to have
their neighbors with them for the
evening, although it was a sur
prise party.
Those present were: Mrs. C. L.
Jean, Mrs. Ida Cole and son, Mr.
and Mrs. W. T. Richardson, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar (iapen, Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Wiles. Mr. and Mrs.
John Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Wiles, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Spanglor. Mr. ami Mrs. Ed Spang
ler, Mr. ami Mrs. (!len Perry, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Spangler, H. W.
Livingston, Mrs. W. T. Adams,
Mrs. 15. F. Goodman, Julius Pilz,
Mrs. Nininis, lien Horning,
Ollie Horning and Mr. and
Lafe Nelson.
Operetta Given Last Night.
From Tuesday's Pally.
The operetta, "The Merry Milk
maids," repealed lasl nighl at the
l'armele by request of many
Plallsmoulli people, drew a large
audience, a thing remarkable or
dinarily for the second presenta
tion of a home talent play. The
.choruses were sung by fifty
voices; among them some" -of the
best vocalists of I he city. Those
of the younger members of the
troupe were much more at ease
last evening than during the per
formance of a week ago, and the
stars also did their parts belter,
if possible, than at the initial
performance. The choruses,
quarlols, duets and solos were all
beaujifully rendered, reflecting
great credit on the singers and
Miss Vallery, who has drilled and
directed the performance. The
Journal would like to ment ion each
performer in detail, hut the num
ber being so large and space
limited we cannot do so. Many
complimentary remarks concern
ing the high merit of the singers
and the production of last even
ing were heard on every hand.
May Term Jury Selected.
The following list of jurors for
the May term of the district court
were selected Tuesday afternoon
by the clerk of the court, James
Robertson, and Sheriff Quinlon:
E. n. Taylor, Weeping Water;
Deitrich Koesler, Avoca; H. C.
Hyde, Plattsmoulh; James Carper,
Manley; J. Larsen, Greenwood;
Charles Phelps, Louisville; Ray
Frans, Union; J. K. Pollock,
Plallsnioulh; James Sperry,
Weeping Water; James W.
Holmes, Murray; Peter Clyver,
F.agle; Lee Coiner, Plallsnioulh;
W. J. Magney, Nehawka; Jake
Keiser, Louisville; Louis Mar
quardt, Avoca; Walt Vallery, Mur
ray; John Wood, sr., F.agle: Hiram
Miller, F.lmwood; John Wolf,
Cedar Creek; G. M. Minford. Mur
ray; Ci. F.. Young, Nehawka;
George Weidinan, Plallsnioulh; S.
I. Compton, Weeping Water;
Henry Jess, Plallsnioulh. Court
convenes Monday, May 27.
Attend Funeral of Mrs. Mahoney.
From Wednesday' Dally.
Wayne Props! returned from
Lincoln on No. 4 ibis morning,
where he allended yesterday the
funeral -of bis aunt, Mrs. .Mary
Mahoney, who died Saturday.
Wayne's father and mother, II. L.
Props) and wife, as well ns their
daughters, Misses F.d mi and May
ola, went to Lincoln Sunday to al.
lend the funeral. Mrs. Mahoney
died at her home at Havelock fol
lowing an operation. Her funeral
occurred nl 2 p. in. at the Method
ist church in Havelock, Rev. A. H.
llrooks conducted I he service.
The Canvassing Board Finally
Completes Its Task Official
Vote Given Below.
The following is the official
count of the vote cast at the pri
mary election last Friday, includ
ing the preferential vote of the
electors of Cass county as to their
choice for president of the United
States, as well as United States
senator. The people's independ
ent parly cast a single vote, and
that was cast in Klmwood pre
cinct. W. J. Uryan was the
choice of ibis elector, while La
Follelle was desired as vice presi
dent. Out of the more than 50
socialists in the county, but ten
voted at the primary, a majority
of those casting their ballots
favorable to the constitutional
amendments. There were eight,
prohihilion votes in the county
out of about 100 usually voting at
the general election. We simly
give the total vole that each can
didate received in the county:
For President.
Woodrow Wilson .'ill
Judson Harmon 218
Champ Clark 301
United States Senator.
W. II. Thompson 195
Ashl.on C. Shallenlterger 508
Willis It I . 7(1
Hoberl F. Smith 7 i
Electors at Large.
Waldo Winters! ien '.lit
C. F. Hoausliauseu 325
James II. Dean 5 i(
District Elector.
John W. Culwright 719
National Committeeman.
P. L. Hall 101
Cbas. Fanning 30 1
Delegates to National Convention
at Large.
Cieo. L. 1. (minis 50 4
Fred Volpp ............... .320
(i. M. Hitchcock 182
Tom W. Smith 3(5'J
I. J. Dunn 474
W. 11. West over 425
J. Hrynn ,
Dl3trict Delegates.
W. D. Wheeler 099
A. S. Tibbets 407
J. F. Walsh 258
John J. Ledwilh 227
Alternate Delegate.
William Hilchie, Jr 582
For Governor.
John II. Morehead 5 47
R. L. Metcalfe 320
Lieutenant Governor.
Herman Diers 704
Secretary of State.
A. T. (iatewood ..32 4
J. W. Kelley 314
Chas. P. Whitesides 139
Auditor of Public Accounts
II. C. Richmond 094
State Treasurer.
Floyd Seybolt 45(5
George E. Hall 333
Supt. of Public Instruction.
John Speedie 215
Frnesl F. Monro 15
II. V. Clark 224
P. M. Whitehead 171
Attorney General.
Andrew M. Morrisey . 408
M. W. Terry 3G8
Commissioner of Publio Lands.
William H. F.astiuan 01)4
Railway Commissioner.
Sam llinkle .215
F.d ward C. Simons 08
William (
. 5 4
. 57
H. M. Sims
Clarence E. Harmon
lien II. Ilayden . . .
Will M. Maupin . . .
John A. Maguire 791
State Senator.
Win. II. Manning ..721
.lull n J. iiistin 495
G. W. Olson 292
Float Representative.
Chas. II. Huseh
County Assessor.
W. R. Mryan
County' Commissioner.
Julius A. Pilz
A. G. Noll ing
For President.
Theodore Roosevelt 098
William II. Taft 188
Robert M. La Follelle 238
Vice President.
Albert J. lievcridge 157
John 0. Yeiser 442
United States Senator.
Norris lirown 482
George W. Norris 575
Electors at Large.
W.J. Hroatch 49 4
I. A. Heneau 413
E. M, Pollard 550
K. G. McGiltmi '. 231
C. H. Grimes 132
Allan Johnson 258
District Elector.
Samuel P. Davidson 402
George S. Flory 5 4 4
National Committeeman.
Victor Ilosewater 130
II. H. Howell 5 42
Delegates to National Convention
at Large.
K: Sackett .03 4
Nathan Merriam 578
J. J. McCarthy 5 45
Don L. Love 715
F. H. 'Perry .. 323
It. 11. Schneider 423
Mien W. Field 4 40
John L. Webster 3 42
Alternates at Large.
Clarendon E. Adams 312
Chas. II. lleusinger 352
Frank M. Currie 377
C. A. Srhappcl 3 45
John A. Davis 028
Don C. Van Dusen 014
Dan Garher .' 517
O. L. Schuman 583
' District Delegates.
Julius C. llandiam 03 4
William F.rnsl 505
Frank Heavis 312
Frank P. Sheldon 009
Alternate Delegates.
Herbert P. Howe 45 4
F. II. McCarthy 707
L. ll.Jlowe 050
For Governor.
Chester II. Aldrich 009
Jesse' S. Newloil 4 41
Lieutenant Governor.
Samuel Hay McKelvie 5 48
Marl in L. Fries 108
L. A. Garner 152
L. W. Hague 139
Secretary of State.
Addison Wait 939
Auditor of Public Accounts.
II. A, Webber! 222
Win M. Howard
Isaiah I). Evans . .". . .
W. J. Hlaii
State Treasurer.
Waller A. George.
Franklin C. Hamcr ....
Supt. of Public Instruction.
James K. Dalzell 090
G. W. Whitehorn .291
, Attorney General.
Grant G. Martin 887
Commissioner of Publio Lands.
Clarence C. Harlow 120
Wilbur S. Waile 128
W. L. Minor 73
Henry Howard 93
S. C. Massed 125
Fred Meckman 4 41
Railway Commisslonor.
William Collon 229
II. G. Taylor 199
Marshall T. Harrison 407
C. L. Hedlund 14 4
Paul Clark 553
W. A. Selleck 402
State Senator.
Henry II. Martling 931
G. W. Cheney 495
C. A. Ridley 510
Float Representative.
Oliver C. Dovey 9 42
County Attorney
Calvin II. Taylor 973
County Assessor.
L. A. Tyson 9 42
County Commissioner.
Waller Gochenour 133
William Weber 179
The five constitutional amend
ments carried in the county by
good majoirl ies.
Funeral of Mrs. Pepperburg.
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice
Pepperburg were held from the
family residence, 2035 South
Fighteenlh street, at 2 p. m.
Monday, Rabbi Frederick Culm of
Omaha officiating. Services at
I he grave were conducted by
Hlecla chapter of the Eastern
Star. The active pall-bearers
were Simon Mayer, E. A. Schloss,
F. E. White, Samuel Hardy, D. E.
Green and Joseph Klein. The
honorary pallbearers were Her
man Speier, George A. Glial burn,
Robert Gray, F. Rosenbauni and
II. Schlesshifjer. Lincoln Jour
nal. Mr. and Mrs. Stafan returned lo
their home in Omaha yesterday
evening. Mrs. Stafan has been
here for the pas', few days visiting
al I he home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William Weber, ind Mr.
Stafan came down Salurdr.y even,
ing lo return with her.
Missouri River Cutting Into the
Iowa Side Army of Men
Fighting to Save Tracks.
The Glenwood Tribune, in
speaking of the efforts to keep the
river from cutting into the K. C.
railroad tracks, says:
"A smail army of Hurlington
workmen are busy about half a
mile below Folsom making every
effort possible to check the en
croachments of the Missouri
river, which is uniting away
blocks of the Iowa bank and now
within 100 feet of the track.
Acres of what is left of the old
Robert Moce and Godsey farms
are being eaten away by the river,
while all the farms for two miles
below Folsom are being crumbled
"Monday morning a spur track
was imiit to the river bank and
twenty box cars containing fifty
tons of rock apiece were turned
loose and ran into the river.
Train loads of w illow rip-rapping
have been used. Orchard and
oilier trees were dimmed down
and used as rip-rapping material
by the railroad company and I he
farmers. The river is about
twenty-live feet deep and rapidly
deepening at I he point, cut nearest
the track.
"Four hundred railroad work
men were hurried lo the scene
when it, was first reported Satur
day thai I he river was culling ami
have been busy day ami nighl
since thai lime. The men are
housed in bunk cars on I he Fol
som siding.
"The river rose several inches
Sunday and Sunday night. II is
feared Hie ravages of I he river
will greatly increase when it falls
and I he w aves can eat into the
quicksand that forms the founda
tion of I he gumbo bid loins.
"No explanation is offered why
the- river should have changed
its channel in only a day so the
entire force of the current should
strike I his side. Miirlinglon
officials say they are ready lo
move tracks when there is danger
of the river cutting into the pres
ent roadbed."
River Cuts on Iowa Shore.
From Tuesday' Dally.
K. W. Zavgren, foreman of the
Hurlington bridge force, has been
keeping a sharp watch of the
Missouri river on the. Iowa shore,
where it has threatened to cut
away the bank. The man on guard
last night notified Mr. Zavgren
that trouble was coming, the news
reaching I he foreman about 8
o'clock. With a force of twenty
five men he hastened to the place
of trouble, about a quarter of a
mile north of the large grove on
Hie opposite shore, and found that
he was not in time to save the
tools which had been used Ihrough
the day. Just before he arrived
with his force over 100 feet, of
the bank fifty feet back from Hie
water's edge fell in. Mr. Zavgren
and his force worked at rip-rapping
all night, and this morning
sent over a large force of Italian
workmen, who will keep nt it to
day, ami again tonight Mr. Zav
gren and his men will go at it
again. The track was moved back
from Ihi? river 200 feet last week,
in anticipation that when the
river began to fall a part of the
bank would go in. It may seem a
little strange to the inexperienced
river man, but it nevertheless is a
fact that the most damage to the
bank occurs when the river is
In County Court.
From Wednesday's Dally.
A hearing was had in Hie conn
ly court I his morning and the pro
bale of the last will of Mrs. Anna
Coon ordered by Judge Meeson
Sterling Girardet, one of Weeping
Water's most enterprising general
merchants, was one of the attest
ing witnesses and testified In
support of the document. D. M.
Johnson, son-in-law of the de
ceased, was appointed admin
istrator, wilh will annexed. Mes
srs. Girordel and Johnson return
ed to their homes on the morn
ing M. P. train.
A petition was filed in the conn
ly court this morning praying for
the probate of I ho will of Thomas
J. Fountain, one of the pioneer
citizens of South Bond.
Fine Lettuce.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Our excellent friend,
Kaufman, the boss Cass
gardener, was in the oily
day evening with a line
home-grown lettuce. From the
wagon our friend, Adolph Wesch,
"the Shomock" brought the Jour
nal man a tine supply, so we are
really indebted lo both gentlemen
for the treat.
The Happy Event Occurring at the
Home of Rev. Gade, Who
Performed Ceremony.
From Tuesday's Dally
A very pretty wedding occur-red-al
the residence of Rev. L. W.
Gade, pastor of the Preshj lerian
church of this cily, this morning,
I be contracting parties being Mr.
Lawrence Joseph Shinrock of
Omaha and Miss Louise Maiiha
Mel.ger of Lincoln, and was wit
ness by William Dineen and Miss
Lyda Saimielson, holh of South
The wedding parly came in on
No. 4 Ibis morning and as soon as
I he counly judge could make out
the necessary license the home
of the clergyman was sought and
the ceremony took place at once.
The happy young couple left on
Hie afternoon train for South
Omaha, where they will make
their future home.
The groom and bride are very
popular in their large circle of
acquaintances. Mr. Shinrock is
a rising young business man of
South Omaha, where he is in the
plumbing, heating and electric
wiring business, having for a
parlner W. J. Dineen. The bride
is the accomplished daughter of
one of Lincoln's wealthy retired
farmers and possesses many ad
mirable traits of character. May
long life and happiness be theirs.
Burlington Trains Run This Way.
On account of I he precarious
condition of the Miirlinglon track
at old Minion station, on the op
posite side of the river, all Miir
linglon trains were run Ihrough
Plallsnioulh today. Every avail
able box car and Hat car is pres
sed into service and loaded with
stone, which is being hurried to
(he scene of the cave-in and
dumped into Hie river. Every ef
fort is being put forth by the
company lo slop the further
washing away of the river bank
at that place.
Will Wed Thursday.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Herman Schweppe of Wabash
ami Lydia Rieckmann of Mur
dock were granted u permit lo wed
by County Judge Meeson yester
day morning. Tim ceremony will
occur Thursday at the residence
of Hie bride's parents. Rev. Jan-
nan of Elmwood will officiate al
the ceremony. The groom is a
prosperous young Gorman farmer
and I he bride Hie accomplished
daughter of Henry Rieckmann,
well known in Dial vicinity.
Attends His Aunt's Funeral.
From Tuesday's Dally.'
Sheriff Quintnn returned from
Talmnge Monday afternoon, whero
he went lo attend the funeral of
his aunt, Mrs. C. E. Mead, who
died Friday from a complication
of diseases. Mrs. Mead had been
sick nearly all of last winter, she
being in the Methodist hospital at
Omaha for iwnjnonlhs, returning
from Unit institution about two
months ago. Mrs. Mead was
about 72 years of age.
Spring Backward In South.
Mr. Mead of Fort Worth, Texas,
is in the cily, the gust of his
cousin, Sheriff Onintnn. He re
ports n very backward spring in
the south and last winter one long
and cloudy, with scarcely any sun
shine at all. Planters had begun
to put out their cotton, however,'
and spring work was progressing.
II. G. McMaken & Son company
loaded their largo concrete mixer
and big sled roller on a flat car
at the Hurlington station yester
day, preparatory to moving it to
Clarinda, Iowa, w here I hey have
the contract for putting in somo