The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 10, 1912, Image 1

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NO. 45.
Making Effective Campaign to Seek Better Omaha, Plattsmouth
and Kansas City Route Several Local Enthusiasts Accom
panying the Omaha Boosters on Trip.
From Frfday'i Dally.
The Rood Roads Special,
carrying members of the Omaha
Commercial club and the Omaha
Auto-Motor club, makes its sec
ond good roads tour between
Omaha and Kansas City. The
first of these trips was made be
tween Omaha and Sioux City on
Saturday, June 1st. H. E. Fred
rickson, chairman of the County
Roads committee of the Omaha
Commercial club, is furnishing a
six-cylinder, seven-passenger
Chalmers car for this work, and
expects to devote his time ex
clusively toward the betterment
of the Nebraska road conditions
during the next 90 days.
The Omaha Commercial club
realizes that it depends entirely
for the success of this present
campaign upon the efforts of the
local good roads enthusiasts. The
services ot this organization arc
Senator Banning Here.
From Friday"! Dally.
Slate Senator W. B. Banning,
Jack Rudy and (1. P. Barton
motored up from Union yesterday
to look up the best road between
Plattsmouth and Union. Mr.
Harming found the road inside the
city limits in tine condition, but
there is some rough road just out
side on the south, which should
be dragged. Mr. Banning re
mained over to join the good roads
boosters this morning and pilot
them to Nebraska City.
our roads and the careful mark
ing of them.
The occupants of the Omaha
CSood Roads car were the follow
ing well known citizens of Oma
ha: H. E. Fredrickson, J. A
Sunderland, J. Ed Oeorge, W. C
(SifTord and R. P. Hamilton, and
T. II. Pollock of this city.
The Omaha Good Roads car was
met at La Platle this morning by
seven or eight cars from this city,
among them being that of C. C.
Parmele, V. E. Rosencrans,
Superintendent William Baird,
Dr. E. V. Cook, R. L. Props!,
Frank Bestor, Einil Weyrich, Dr.
Oreeder, J. E. McDaniel and
A halt was made in front of
the Riley hotel, where J. A. Sun
derland addressed about 200 per
sons who had assembled to greet
the party. Mr. Sunderland em
phasized the importance of hav-
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The People on the East Side Will
Ask Congress for Appropria
tion for Revetting.
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Car of the Omaha Good Road Boosters.
therefore not offered as a sub
stitute, for the efforts of local
workers, but rather as a means to
lend impetus to the widespread
movement for road betterment,
and to aid in conconlrating the
same for the time being along
well defined routes, connecting
larger centers of population and
gaining concerted action and
harmonious co-operation from
the various communities along
this route, that it may stand out
as one of the prominent highways
of the state.
In each of the towns where
meetings are held dependable
volunteers are selected to assume
the responsibility of signs being
painted throughout their entire
district. This particular trip is
devoted to an effort to divert Kan
sas City, Omaha, Sioux City and
Minneapolis traffic to the west
side of the Missouri river and at
tract trafllc between Minneapolis
and southern points to this par
ticular route. It will redound to
the credit, and glory of this west
ern country if we can secure more
general tourist traffic, and the
only way to secure this traffic will
be through the actual merits of
ing a well marked road, and ex
hibited a placard having arrows
pointing in opposite directions, at
the extremity of the head point
ing south was the letter "K" and
at the opposite one the letter "O
These, Mr. Sunderland stated
should be painted on tin and
placed at every section corner. lie
also remarked that the roads
should be put in good condition
and to do this effectively ther
should be legislation that would
place matters' in shape so that one
person in each neighborhooi
should see that the road is drag
ged at the proper lime, and re
reive pay for his work. Farmers
were interested in getting their
grain to market when I he market
price was high and not when the
road was right. Mr. Sunderlani
urged that the legislature to be
elected this fall be in line for some
good roads legislation.
At the close of Mr. Sunderland's
remarks Wvs bugle was sounded
and Ihe engines of ten or a dozen
cars were set humming and the
procession glided out of the city
toward Mynard, Murray, Union
and Nebraska City, where they are
due at 11:15 o'clock.
The School Quitters.
If you could place on one side
of a line the boys and girls who
graduated from the High school
courses, and on the other side
those who quit with Ihe grammar
grades or went only partly
through a High school, which do
you think would show the larger
per cent of successes? Of course
there are plenty of High school
graduates who are only measur
ing tape, and plenty of uneducat
ed men who are bossing railroad
systems. But few will doubt that
the chances of success are multi
plied many limes by a good High
school course. One of Ihe great
problems before the teacher and
the school board is to keep the
boys and girls past that fool ago
when they think they know
enough and need no more educa
tion. The teachers who do this
most successfully are those who
come the closest lo I heir pupils.
If you see your pupil only through
Ihe medium of discussion of
Cicero and trigonometry, you will
never gel much influence over his
personal decisions. If you know
him on the ball field, at the school
social, in his home, he will begm
to listen to your advice about this,
one of Ihe greatest life's choices,
which has to be made at such an
immature age.
Warning to Those Who Allow
Children to Use Explosives
on Great Natal Day.
Lincoln, Neb., June 5, 1912.
To the Fathers and Mothers and
Citizens of the Stale of Ne
braska: We are soon to celebrate the
mniversary ol the birth, oi uns
nation. Old and young alike all
recognize the importance of this
occasion and are all filled with
ivally nml enthusiasm that
prompts us to show our apprccia
turn of the privileges that we en
joy bv reason of the bravery and
sacrifices displayed by our fore
There's a solemn duty devolving
unon every cilizeii ol this siaie lo
see to it that nothing occurs on
this occasion thai will mar the
festivities or bring reproach upon
the good .judgment and intel
ligence of its cit izens.
Inventive genius is furnishing
the loy pistol, firecracker, roinau
candle, skv rocket and other ex
plosive means of celebrating tin
occa.-ion, and every anniversary
of Ihe nation's birth is blotted
either wilh the death or injury of
hundreds of children and a lesser
number of grown people from
these dealh-dealing manufactured
implements I hat are being sold by
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dealers 10 cnuuren nnu peopie
who handle and discharge Ihem
carelessly. It seems strange I hat
a merchant, for the sake of mak
ing a little profit, will handle and
sell these deadly explosives to
children; and what looks strong
er still is that Ihe fathers and
mothers and older people that
know what the result of the care
less handling of these explosives
is will continue year after year to
countenance or permit it. It is
the duty of every father and
mother, as well as every other
citizen, to warn the children and
uninformed of Ihe dangers at
tending these explosives, so that
Ihe number of killed and injured
will be reduced lo such an extent
that Ihe anniversary of the na
tion's birth will not be the an
niversary of the death or perman
ent injury of the boys and girls
and citizens who either through
ignorance of the danger or over
confldence purchase and dis
charge these deadly explosives
that will not only destroy valuable
properly, .but life ilscir, ii given
an opportunity.
Let's have a sane Knurl h of
July this year. Let's eat ice
cream and other goods things,
drink red lemonade, soda wafer
and pop, make a loud muse with
our mouth by shouting "Hurrah."
This will not cause lockjaw fir
tetanus, and if we get sick from
doing it a little "pain killer" will
cure us and we will not havo lo
send for the coroner. Very truly
yours, C. A. Randall,
Chief Deputy Kire Commissioner.
Union Witnesses.
Prom Friday's Dally.
Joe Banning, Amos McNamee
and James Rainey were among the
witnesses in the Reynolds vs
Kohrell case, that came up from
Union last night to be present at
the time of trial in the district
court today.
Mrs. O. V. Rhoden spent the
day in Omaha, leaving for the cily
on the first train Ihis morning.
From Qarnet Kansas.
From Friday' Dally.
Miles Slandish, from darnel,
Kansas, arrived in Ihe city this
morning for a few days' visit with
friends and relatives at the old
home. He will remain for several
days and at Ihe present is visit
ing at the home of Mr. ami Mrs.
John McNurlin in Ihis cily. lie
reports Ihe crop conditions in his
locality looking line and every
nrosnect is favorable for an
abundant supply of everything
Miles has a great many friends in
Cass county that will be pleased
to learn thai, he is prospering in
his Kansas home.
Following the example set at
Sioux Cily, an attempt is being
made to secure an appropriation
from congress to construct re
vettiiients along the Missouri
river above Folsom and direct
back into its original channel,
thereby saving hundreds of acres
of land on the Iowa side, recover
ing thousands of acres that have
been lost in Ihe river and even
saving Pacific Junction from de
struct ion by the river if the chan
nel should continue to cut its way
along the hills on Ibis side, says
the ("llenwood Tribune.
Claude F. Anderson of Pacific
Junction, deeply interested in that
eclion of the country, is one of
Ihe most active boosters of the
project. He has presented the
matter lo Congressman (ireen
and Senator Kenyon and asked
their assistance. Judge V. S.
Lewis of (ilenwood, delegate to
the republican convention at Chi
cago, June 18, is also working
for Ihe proposition. The Bur
lington railroad will probably be
an influential element in the ef
fort. The matter of securing Ihe ap
propriation will be taken up first
Ijv endeavoring lo get a clause ap
proving it in the resolution lo be
parsed al (be republican national
convention. Mr. Anderson has
received the coveled appointment
of doorkeeper at the convention
and will be present, lending his
efforts to gelling Ihe clause in
serted and passed. Judge Lewis
ami probably Congressman Green
and Senator Kenyon will work to
ward the same end. Editor Per
kins of a Sioux City (taper will
probably be Ihe Iowa member of
the resolutions committee, which
is composed of a member from
,V?ch si ale. and he has nyn so
licited In help.
The Commercial clubs of Pa
cific Junction, Glenwood and
Council Bluffs. will be requested to
pass resolutions asking for the
appropriation and oilier efforls
along Ihe same line will be made.
The resolutions will be submit
ted o Ihe national legislators
from this district.
The fact that the people of
Sioux City and vicinity got an ap
propriation of $50,000 to be spent
in pulling snags, removing sand
bars and to construct riprapping
along Ihe Missouri river at that
place, where it is not so badly
needed as here, indicates that, if
facts have an influence Ihe ap
propriation can be secured.
Congress has heretofore made
appropriations at various limes
for general work on the Missouri
river, but always slated they
could not appropriate moneys for
any particular district. A copy of
the bill for such appropriations
ami pertinent information con
nected with Ihe transactions has
been asked for and will be use(
as a guide in Ihe effort.
Thai the Missouri river
making great inroads in Mills
counly, "taking in thousands n
acres of the mest land that eve
laid out of doors," according lo
Mr. Anderson, is sufficient reason
for Ihis district gelling a share of
Ihe appropriation.
Should the aimronriation be
secured, relief will be had by con
structing jetties, dikes or "cribs,"
as I hey are called, above the point
at Folsom, putting the channel
back in its old course along Ihe
Nebraska side, recovering thou
sands of acres of Iowa land that
has been lost into the river and
permanently guarding the land on
both sides from future enroach
meut. It will, if course, be quite a
while before Ihe outcome of Ihe
effort is known.
He That Does So Will Reap Great Benefits While the Other Fel
lows Lose Out, Because the People Who Watch the Advertis
ing Columns Will Think They Have No Bargains.
Much can be learned of the
science of advertising for the
average merchant by studying the
methods of the great department
stores. These emporiums have
been built up solely by advertis
ing, and they pay high salaries
for the best brains in the ad
vertising business. Their con
clusions, as may be seen in Ihe
methods actually employed, rep
resent the results of exhaustive
experiments in the art of selling
goods through newspaper space.
It is then highly sufficient that
the great department stores spend
a lot of money through the sum
mer in advertising. One reason
for this policy, is no doubl, thai
a steady trade is Ihe most econo
mical. Where advertising is al
lowed to drop, or lo be cut. down,
trade drons, loo. The result is
that the force of clerks is not
prolllably employed. Moreover,
there is a loss of trade that will
never be made up. People will
wear Iheir old dollies, and spend
Ihe money I bus saved on amuse
ments and travel, which otherwise
would go lo Ihe home stores for
new dollies for themselves and
Iheir children, new house fur
nishings ami belter food. In some
Don't forget! The Journal
office Is prepared to do ajl kinds
of fancy Job work. Give us a trial.
case's where trade drops, through
failure to advertise, it no doubt
conies in at a later date, but very
likely all in a bunch in a way that
the clerks cannot handle it effici
ently. One great end and aim of
advertising is to persuade the
public that a merchant has enter
prise and intelligence. If the mer
chant's name is not seen in I ho
advertising columns for a period
of weeks, the impression of pre
vious advertising is largely
In many places the consumption
of commodities in the summer is
very large, so that a big potential
trade is merely wailing to be so
licited. People require large out
fits for vacation use, they need
clothing, eatables and house fur
nishings, pcruliarily suited lo
warm weather. The merchant
who drops his advertising in sum
mer says in effect to the public
that he is indifferent to their
needs during a period of liberal
spending. While some people are
out of town for short vacations in
summer, many others are visiting
here. They are al leisure, ami
they enjoy shopping while on n
visit. Don't neglect the possibili
ties of Iheir larde!
I. W. Teegarden and (laughter,
Miss Jennelte, accompanied by his
niece, Miss Grace Teegarden, and
Misses Ethel and Anna Hitchman,
motored from Weeping Water
this mornintr and were guests of
the Riley at dinner. Mr. Tee
garden also secured a permit
from County Clerk Morgan to fish
in the Weeping Water river and
other Nebraska streams.
Some Persons Who Make This a
business Had Better Take
The supreme court has upheld
the law making it a penal offense
lo steal chickens, whether Urn
value of the properly stolen be
arge or small. In the larceny of
all other properly but chickens
and bogs Ihe value of the property
stolen must be shown lo be $:ir
before the culpit can be given a
penitentiary sen fence, says the
Lincoln Star.
This discrimination against (he
chicken Ihief is a deserved
recognition of the poultry in
dustry in Nebraska, as well as of
the consideration to which the
poultry raiser is entitled.
In no other business does one
encounter as many risks and ex
actions as in raising poultry. The
novice who starts nut to establish
a chicken farm in high hopes of
achieving an easy money fortune
soon discovers I hat he has tackled
about the most hazardous calling
he could select. Chickens require
infinitely more care than babies.
They are so susceptible in youth
to weather conditions and are
beset by so many fatal ailments
I hat he who does not wish lo see
his chicken yards bereft of ten
ants must stay awake nights on
It is not to be wondered at that
legislators calculated that when
Ihe poultry raiser has reared his
broods to an ago when they prom
ise some return to him and so
ciety, he should he provided with
some special protection from the
wiles of the midnight marauder.
So they enacted a law intended to
provide that where a culprit steals
a chicken he may be sent to the
pen for it. This denies such
culprits (he privilege of making
chicken theft respectable by car
rying away a man's entire stock
of poultry, a chicken or two at a
This law may also he accepted
as a recognition of the chicken as
nne of Nebraska's greatest and
most reliable agricultural assets.
In District Court.
From Frliluy'g Pally.
The case of William II. Newell
vs. S. Lawrence Slull, which was
set dow n for a jury I rial yesler
lerday, went by default of de
fendant, as neither he nor bis at
torney made an appearance.
Plaintiff's allorneys,' llavvls &
Robertson, introduced proof and
'onk judgment for the nntount
praved in their ion. The con
troversy arose over the alleged
(b'slruclioii of defendant's slock
of growing wheat and hay in the
stack on plaintiff's land. The
case was tried in the county
court, where judgment was enter
ed against defendant, and he ap
pealed to Ihe higher coml, but
evidently concluded it would be
cheaper lo settle now than risk
Ihe uncertainty or litigation.
A motion was. filed yesterday
for a new trial m the case of
Pankonin vs. (lorder.
A jury was enipanneled lo try
Ihe appeal rase from Ihe Union
justice court entitled Amanda A.
Reynolds vs. Louis F. Kohrell.
The following named Cass coun
ly citizens were organized as the
jury: S. I. Complon, W. J. Mag
ney, O. M. Monfrod, Frank (ill
icit, O. E. Young, Deilrich Koes
ler, B. C. Hyde, James Sperry, O.
M. Kintz, J. O. Lansing, Walter
Vallery and Charles Cunningham.
The case was tried before in the
justice of the peace court nt
Union and appealed lo the district
court. The controversy arose
over an oral lease of Ihe plain
tiff's farm for the year 1911. The
same land was farmed by defend
ant during Ihe previous season,
the consideration being 300 cash
rent, which defendant paid. There
was no lease signed up for the
season of 11)10, and of that year's
rent defendant paid 200 and de
clined lo pay furl her, hence Ihe
action brought by plaintiff to
compel payment. The plaintiff is
represented in the suit by Rawls
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iV iionerisou ami ine ui-ii'iiuain uy
D. O. Dwyer.
The evidence was all in at the
noon recess. Afler dinner Ihe
case was argued to the jury and
Ihe instructions of Ihe court, read.
Afler deliberating a short lime
Ihe jury returned a verdict for
Ihe plaintiff in Ihe amount prayed.
Will Meet at Weeping Water.
The annual convention of tho
Nebraska City district Epworth
League will meet at Weeping Wa
ter Wednesday and Thursday,
June 12 and 13. The Plattsmouth
chapter of the league hopes to
hav( a creditable delegation pres
Special Teachers' Examination.
Counly Superintendent Miss
Mary Foster has announced n
special teachers' examination for
Friday and Saturday, June 21 and
22, to certificates for county
n-hools only. There will be no
city leachers' examination at this
time. '
J. V. Sweeny, the Omaha marble
man, was a Plattsmouth visitor
last evening.