The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 17, 1912, Image 1

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NO. 47.
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We Are to Arrange for Celebrating the Great Natal Day, Let All
Those Interested Get Busy At Once, As the Time Is Short to
Make the Necessary Preparations for the Event.
From Friday's Dally.
Believing that the idea of Mayor
Sattler concerning the celebration
of the Fourth of July is a good
one, the Journal has taken the
trouble lo interview some of the
business men of the city to ascer
tain the sentiment toward a reas
onably sane celebration. It is
understood that nothing gorgeous
or extravagant in the way of a
parade and trades display will be
attempted, as the outlay required
by the individual merchants is
too great for the results accomp
lished. Only two out of fourteen
interviewed held a different view
than that of Mayor Sattler, and
favored attractions on Main
Henry Zuckwciler was of the
opinion that the time was ripe for
just such an event, and if the
citizens of Platlsmouth and
vicinity would octne together on
the Fourth, bring their lunch
baskets and enjoy a social picnic
dinner, have some speaking and
music, with fireworks in the
evening, all of which could prob
ably be had for a couple of hun
dred dollars, this sort of a cele
bration would suit him.
John Crabill believed that a
celebration such as suggested
would be the proper thing, and
much better than on an ex
travagant and gorgeous plan. He
could be relied on to do his share.
The idea of a rally at the park,
where seat on the grass are avail
able, appealed to him, rather than
tramping back and forth along
the hot paved streets.
John Nenietz was enthusiastic
for a Fourth such as suggested
by Mayor Sattler, where everybody
would have a part in it, and he
would like to see a celebration
once where the idea of making
money was left out.
Mr. Dotson of the poslolllce
barber shop also was in favor of
the, mayor's idea of going to the
park for the speaking, musical
program, etc., and in fact, the en
tire celebration. He was sure a
couple of good ball games could
be arranged for the afternoon;
then have the band on the street
in the evening with a few good
selections to entertain the peo
Very Interesting Session at Weep
ing Water, Closing With the
Election of Officers.
E. II. Wescott, E. C. Hill, Jesse
Perry and Fred Hesse and Miss
Wandra Ilamsey and Miss Phenie
Richardson returned today from
the East Nebraska District
Epworth League convention,
which convened at Weeping Wa
ter Wednesday and Thursday of
it.: a .
i 1 1 1 u u im k' i rirr minnou nrr
meeting was had, and in addition
to the regular routine work of the
convention some good speeches
were made by the visiting dele
gates. The following list of
officers was elected for the next
President E. 11. Wescott of
First Vice President One Mil
ler of Cook.
Second Vice President Miss
lima Pegler of Palmyra.
Third Vice President Miss
Lulu Crush of Falls City.
Fourth Vice President Miss
Viola Timblin of Weeping Water.
Secretary Guy Clements of
Treasurer Miss Clara Hen
dricks of Ashland.
Junior S. S. Rachel Slander of
oBard of Control Reverends
Embry, Austin, Hinson and Town-send.
ple until the fireworks were pull
ed off.
C. H. Smith was of the op'inion
that a celebration such as sug
gested by the mayor, where the
citizens could get together and
have a day of social intermingle
would be a good thing. And he
saw no (d)jection to having the
program in the park, where every
one could be comfortable; then
have the band come down town in
the evening with a concert and
fireworks would fill out the even
ing's entertainment very nicely.
C. C. Wescolt was enthusiastic
for the notion of a celebration all
could participate in, and suggest
ed that the school children of the
city be drilled on the patriotic
songs, such as "America," "Star
Spangled Banner" and others, un
der the direction of some one of
the choir leaders and accompanied
by two or three cornets and a like
number of trombones, which
would make a chorus that would
be inspiring. These choruses,
interspersed with the music by
the band and the speaking would
make just the sort of patriotism
we all could enjoy.
Councilman Dovey was of the
opinion that the majority of the
peopie of the city would enjoy the
day more to engage in a celebra
tion of the character suggested
by the mayor than the usual
surging up and down the paved
street, and he was in favor of the
program suggested, rather -than
make a lot of bluster and bring
in the street fair attractions used
in some in.itances.
Joe Hadraba, or the firm of
Weyrich & Hadraba, declared
(hat (he idea of making money
out of a patriotic celebration
ought not to enter into it, and he
agreed with the mayor's idea of
what should constitute the pro
gram for the day, and let it be
free to everybody, without con
cessions sold on the street. Mr.
Weyrich, his partner, was of like
From the manner the matter is
looked upon by the citizens in
general, about all that is neces
sary to make the celebration a go
is lo have an organization with
the committees on the different
lines of entertainment right away,
and let them map out a program.
.The next
Falls City.
meling will be at
New President of Association.
With the election of officers for
the coining year and selection of
Lincoln as the meeting place for
the 1913 stale convention, the
tenth annual gathering of the Ne
braska State Postmasters' as
sociation came to a close yester
day afternoon. My Miose who
have attended all of the previous
meetings since the organization
fo the association, it was said to
be the most largely attended and
most profitable convention ever
held. in the state.
Postmaster E. A. Sizer of this
city, who for the past eight years
has been al the head of the as
sociation, declined fo fake the
honor again, and after making a
speech in which he urged the
members lo elevate some id her
postmaster lo the position, placed
in nomination J. H. Tower of
Sutton. The postmasters took
kindly to the suggestion and Mr.
Sizer's recommendation was
made the unanimous action of I he
convention. The new president
has been associated with the or
ganization since it was formed
and lias held several minor otllces
in the past five years. Lincoln
Uncle Tom Writes Story.
Uncle Tom Kennish has a slorv
in the
June number of Sports
under his non de plume.
"Captain Charles Adams." entitled
"The Second Mate's Story." The
story is of the. life at sea and very
well told In the language of (lie
A Matter That Is of Great Interest
to Bankers and Business Men
in All Sections.
Check raisers have been con-j
mMi rably active of late in various
sections of the country, and the
Iturns' Detective agency has sent
out a few suggestions to the bank
ers and business men generally
that might aid in getting rid of
the swindling game to a great ex
tent: "This agency Is informed that
check raisers have been reported
as operating in your section,
swindling business men by 'rais
ing' the amounts on their genuine
"Therefore, we are sending this
notice to banks and business men
because it is often dillicult to ap
prehend forgers of this class un
less their operations are reported
when first discovered by the
signer of the manipulated check.
II is suggested that bank deposit
ors make it a rule to check up
their pass books as often as pos
sible, and use all due precautions
to discover such alterations, if
any, while there is still time 'to
obtain evidence.
"Care in writing amounts is
recommended, as well as the em
ployment of a device that stamps
a limiting: amount across the
check, such as is generally used
by the banks, and that every check
no mailer to whom issued, should
be properly stamped with the
"This warning applies lo
practically all business concerns
that issue checks in the most un
expected ways, and the loss often
falls on the signer rather than on
the bank."
Entertains at Musical.
From Thuraday'a Dally.
About fifty ladies wern delight
fully entertained at a musical at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M
Roberts, on High School Hill, yes
terday afternoon, I he hostesses
being Mesdames C. A. Rawls, Wil
liam Maird and Roberts. A very
pleasing program of instrumental
and vocal music, interspersed
with splendid readings, had been
arranged by the hostesses for the
entertainment of their guests, this
program being as follows:
"Thou Sublime, Sweet Even
ing Star" (Tanhauser) . . . .
Elba Crabill.
"The Years at the Spring".
Mrs. Hilt Wescott.
"How the Church Was Built at
Kehoe's Bar"... John Bennett
Mrs. William Baird
"To the Spring"
Elba Crabill.
"Mother O'Mine"
Mrs. Hilt Wescott.
"Hobby Shafto" . . .Homer Green
Mrs. William Baird.
"The Rose of Yester-e'en". . Rich
Mrs. Hilt Wescolt.
"Notturno" (May in Tuacony)
Elba Crabill.
A dainty luncheon was then
provided, after which I he guests
dispersed, very much indebted to
the hostesses for the excellent
afternoon's entertainment
Mesdames Rawls, Baird and
Roberts are entertaining a large
number of their lady friends
again (his afternoon at the Rob
erts' home. This occasion is also
in the nature of a musical.
Junior Base Balllsts.
From Tliurnday'B Dally.
There was -quite a hotly-con-lesled
game of base ball at the
cily ball park yesterday after
noon between two of ihe junior
ball teams of Ihe cily. The
Platlsmoulh White Sox met the
Winterstein Hill aggregation," and
after the smoke of battle had
cleared away the boys from the
bill awoke to the situation that
I hey were b;nlly "skinned," as it
were, by a scoreo f 0 to 0. The
members of the Plaltsnioulh
White Sox feel very jubilent over
their victory. Among the lelling
features of t he game was the ex
cellent work of the P. II. S. bat
tery, which was composed of Re
bal, Poisal and Buttery; Wilcox,
Joyson and Neurnan appeared in
the same positions for the Win
terstein Hill boys.
6 IS
And Then Some.
We overlooked the fact that re
cently M. A. Males, the talented
dilor of the I'laltsmouth (Neb.)
ournal, celebrated his seventieth
birthday. .Mr. Mates owned and
dited this paper for many years.
Age rests on him lightly and lie is
till the same militant democrat
that he was when in Grant City.
Mest of all, he sings the noun'
awg song, and praises Champ
Clark from morning until night,
and then lulls himself to sleep
with "Old Chamn Clark, all the
Way from Pike." Grant City
Mo.1 Times.
The Criminal Docket Taken un
Thursday and Business Pretty
Well Cleaned Up.
The criminal docket of the dis
trict court was taken in hand on
the 13lh and the business of the
term pretty well cleaned un.
In the case of the Stale vs. Fred
Wrenn, an order was issued on
motion of (he county attorney to
dismiss the case, (he defendant lo
pay the costs.
Slate vs. John hose was con
tinued over the term, the defend
and giving bond for his appear
ance. Ins father. red Hose, ncl-
ing as surety.
State vs. Del Tyson, wherein
defendant was charged with as
sault and battery, was dismissed
on motion of the county attorney,
the defendant to pay the costs.
Stale vs. Wagner, dismissed on
motion of the county alorny, de
fendant to pay the costs.
On the civil docket:
The Murray Slate Bank vs. W.
B. Spetiee was dismised without
In tlfe mailer of the Estate of
Robert Kendall, the cause was
continued over (lie term, on a
stipulation of the parlies.
A. 0. A u 1 1 vs. J. W. Urwin was
ordered continued over the term.
Henry H. Weideman vs. Watson
Howard, et al., motion for new
trial was argued and the per
emptory writ of mandamus set
aside and a rehearing granted.
Architect Miller Here Today.
Prom Friday"! Dally.
Burd F. Miller, architect, 132-1
Brandeis theater building, Oma
ha, was in the cilj today, and with
the Y. M. C. A. building committee,
com posed of C. A. Raw ls, J. P.
Falter, M. S. Briggs and E. H.
Wescolt, went over the building,
ami then, at Rawls & Robertson's
olllce, talked over the dans for
remodeling the building along the
lines of its intended use. For the
past six weeks the committee lias
been making an effort to get an
architect lo look over the build
ing and draw plans so that an
estimate could be submitted to
Ihe contractors and bids let for
doing the work, but so very busy
have been the Omaha architects
lhat none of them could come un
til today. It is expected lo have
(he plans soon, bids let and Ihe
work begun.
The contract for furnishing
Ihe plans and specifications was
let lo Mr. Miller, who is also the
slate architect, and a very cap.
able man in his line. The plans
and specifications , will be ready
for the consideration of the car-
penfers wilhin a few days.
Bats Infest Belfry.
Richards & Pelers have secured
Ihe contract of raising and re
pairing Ihe roof on Ihe Coales
block. On raising (he roof and
letting the light into the attic it
was found to be alive with bats.
A conservative estimate placed
the number at 1,00(1,000. Several
ions of fertilizer had been de
posited on the garret floor by the
pesliverous flying animals, which
emitted an odor that startled the
workmen. The bats have been
entering through a water spout,
and how lo rid Ihe building of the
nuisance is a question that the
manager of the building is de
liberating upon nt the present
I ime.
J. C. Peterson transacted busi
ness with Omaha jobbers this
morning, returning on No. 24 this
Discuss "The Postal System,"
Which Postmaster Says Ex
perienced Run on Bank.
Thursday's session opened with
a discussion of "TJie Postal Sav
ings System" by Postmaster J. II.
Hayes oT Norfolk. Mr. Hayes,
who was inclined to find a super
abundance of good points about
the new law, also picked out
several provisions which, in his
estimation, showed the hand of
bankers of the country. Among
other things he cited the rule
which prohibits deposits from
anyone under the years of age,
and another rule which prevents
any person depositing' in excess
of IOil in the postal savings fund
in any one month. Both of these,
Postmaster Hayes declared, were
provisions which might be inter
preted as lending lo defeat the
organic principles of the new law.
Oilier postmasters, joining in a
general discussion of the svslem.
found other points' which they
intimated might be called defects
of the measure.
Postmaster Shneider of Plalts
moulh declared thai he had been
one of the few postal savings
bankers of the country who had
experienced a run on his institu
tion. He declared that this had
brought lo his mind what appear
ed to be the necessity of a larger
and more available emergency
fund. lie said that inability to
secure money from other funds
of the postolliee might some day
place the new department adjunct
in a serious posit ion.
Enforcing Law as to Eggs.
Food Commissioner Hansen is
sending out about 3,000 permits
to sell cream testers throughout
the stale. The permit isgood for
a year and goes into effect July 1.
Mr, Hansen also issues the fol
lowing regarding Ihe sale of an
cient. eggs :
By arrangement of Food Com
missioner Hansen a meeting was
held at the Lincoln hotel of Ihe
egg dealers of the slate for the
purpose of discussing the handl
ing of eggs. Commissioner Ban
sen, in his talk to Ihe egg dealers,
said that he would vigorously
prosecute buying ami selling ot
rotten eggs; lhat candling would
have to be done by buyers and
that he expected lo be kept in
formed of (he condition of eggs
received; lhat his inspectors had
been instructed to be busy in
looking up bad egg shipments,
and if found the shippers would
be prosecuted for intent to sell
rotten eggs. He also stated lhat
producers, merchants and egg
buyers must candle eggs and re
ject Ihe spoiled ones. Rotten
eggs shipped have placed Ne
braska eggs in bad repute on the
eastern market, and the produc
ers are losing large amounts of
money, as I hey ars compelled to
accept low quotations on Ne
braska eggs.
Investigate Bridges.
From Frldny'a Dally.
County Commissioners Jordan,
Fredrich and lleebner took a trip
over this cily this morning and
viewed the county bridges within
(he cily limits, with n view of
placing them in repair. The city
pays a large proportion of Ihe
bridge fund tax into Ihe county
treasury, and as a result of the
inspection by the commissioners
Ihe county may build a concrete
arc bridge at the foot of Winfer
slein Hill and put an end to the
continual expenditure of money
for repairs on this bridge. The
material of value in the present
structure could be ued to ad
vantage in repairing some of the
oilier county bridges in Ihe city.
The improvement is a much need
ed one, as (he bridge is on one of
the pricipal thoroughfares of the
Will Assist Omaha Musicians.
From Friday's Dally.
Ed Schulhof and Roy Holly re
turned from Omaha on the mid
night train last night, where they
went to rehearse with the or
chestra of forty pieces which will
play for the Sunday school con
vention on Monday, Juno 17. Mr.
Schulhof will play a cornet and
Mr. Holly a violin. The music
will be Inspiring.
Entertain Great-Granddaughter.
From Friday's Pally.
Mrs. H. F. Crittenden and babo
of Lincoln have been guests of
Mr. and Mrs. F. II. Steimker for
a week. Mr. and Mrs. Sleimker
are the grandparents" of Mrs. Crit
tenden, and her little daughter is
the only great-granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Steimker. Although
the little Miss is quite small, yet
her influence is great and she is
the pride of her great-grandparents.
Pleads Guilty to the Charge of
Bribery, but Appeals Case to
Higher Court.
Charles G. Sheely, who pleaded
guilty to bribery in a case against
him in court al Greeley, Colorado,
where it, was charged he had
bribed a county commissioner, and
who was sentenced to one year in
the penitentiary and lo pay a large
line, may not serve the time al
lotted. While pleading guilty to
the charge his lawyers secured
permission to appeal the case to
the supreme court of Colorado,
where Ihe question of bribing a
county commissioner being a
crime will be determined. The
law makes if a felony to bribe a
ministerial or judicial officer in
that state, but says nothing about
bribing an execut ive olllcer. Coun
ty commissioners are classed as
executive olllcers. if the court de
cides lhat if is no crime to bribe
a county commissioner in that
slate Sheely will go free.
Mr. Sheely was a former resi
dent of Lincoln and a bridge con
tractor well known over the state.
The alleged bribery case grew out
of the letting of contracts for
public work at Greeley. Mr.
Sheely now lives in Denver. Lin
coln Journal.
Mr. Sheely, Ihe gentleman re
ferred to above, is well known in
Platlsmoulh and Cass county in
general, having been Ihe success
ful bidder for all the bridge work
in Cass county for a number of
yea rs.
A Painful Accident.
Fred Young's son, Clifford, 11
years of age, was seriously in
jured last Friday by being thrown
from a load of hay, his injuries
consisting of a broken bone and
sprain of the left wrist and a
sprain of the right wrist. The
accident occurred near their
home, where Clifford and three of
bis brothers were hauling hay,
perched upon a high load. A
ditch beside the road caused the
load to topple over, and in making
his landing Clilford stopped quite
forcibly as well as suddenly, re
sulting as above stated. His in
juries are not of a permanent na
ture, but will disable him for
some lime, ami the only consola
tion he finds in relurn for his
pain is the fact that the other
boys have fo "pail Ihe cows" and
Ho his share of chores. Union
Happily Wedded.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Lau
of Sutherland, Neb., arrived last
Thursday for a week's visit with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Lau. On Wednesday, June 5, Mr.
C. A. Lau and Lillie White wero
married in Sutherland. The
bride is a daughter of James
While, a wealthy landholder near
Sutherland, and Ihe wedding was
largely attended. The groom is
assistant cashier of the Slnte bank
there, and has made many friends
during his eighteen months resi
dence. The Republican voices the
sentiment of many friends of the
groom in w ishing I hem a very
happy and prosperous married
life. Weeping Water Republican.
Fred Holka and Wife Here.
From Friday's Dally.
Fred Holka and wife of South
Bend came to the county seat on
No. 1 Ibis morning to look after
business matters at the court
house. Mr. Holka has been a
Journal reader for twenty-five
years, although just at present
lakes an Ashland paper, ho
having changed his residence
nearer to that city than formerly.
Mr. Holka is one of the prosperous
German fanners of western Cass
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