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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1912.
IS III LINCOLN
Her Death Caused From Effects
of an Operation for
From Tuesday's Dally.
Mrs. Floyd Rainey, wife of Chief
Ben Raincy's brother, died at a
Lincoln hospital yesterday, after
an operation for appendicitis.
Chief Rainey received the news
last evening and communicated
the same, to his brothers, William
of this city and James of Union,
and with them . and his mother.
Mrs. Isabell Rainey, went to
Greenwood today, where inter
ment will take place in the Rainey
burial plot in the Greenwood
The deceased 'leaves, besides
her husband, her parents, one
brother and two sisters, residing
in Lincoln. She was well-known
to many Palttsrnouth people, she
and her husband having resided
here for some time, having re
moved from this city to Green
wood, and from there to Lincoln,
about five years ago.
Mrs. Mainey's death was very
unexpected, although the opera
tion was under contemplation for
some lime. She had suffered from
the attacks of appendicitis several
times before, and while visiting in
Platlsmouth a few weeks ago Mrs.
Rainey spoke of having to under
go the operation, and slated that
she did not expect to survive it,
although at that time it was not
expected that she would have to
undergo the operation so soon.
The funeral service was in the
East Lincoln Christian church at
11 o'clock this morning.
The deniocarts of Cass county
are called to meet in delegate con
vention in the city of Pfatlsmouth,
Neb., on Saturday, July. 27, 11)12,
at 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose
of selecting seventeen delegates to
the democratic state convention
to be held in Grand Island, Neb.,
July 30, 1912, and to transact
such other business as may legal
ly come before it.
The basis of representation in
said convention shall be one dele
gate for each 10 votes or major
fraction thereof cast for the
democratic electors for Judge
Dean in 1911. The primaries for
the selection of said delegates
shall be held at the usual place in
each precinct or ward on Satur
day, July 20, 1912, and the rep
resentation will be as follows:
Stove Creek 9
El m wood C
Weeping Water 2
Mt. Pleasant 8
Neh aw ka 5
First Rock Bluffs 9
Weeping Water, 1st ward. ... 2
Weeping Water, 2nd ward .... 2
Weeping Water, 3rd ward. ... 1
Salt Creek 8
South Bend i
Center : . 7
Eight Mile Grove 11
Second Rock Bluffs 5
Plattsnioulh, 1st ward 7
Plattsmouth, 3rd ward.
Plattsmouth, 4th ward 5
Platlsmouth, Oth ward i
Total . 109
At the precinct primaries can
didates for assessor and road
overseers should be selected, and
also i precinct committeeman se
lected to serve on the county com
mittee the ensuing year. It is
recommended that, no proxies be
admitted lo the county convention
and that delegates present cast
the full vote of their precinct.
J. S. Livingston,
Earl R. Travis,
Mrs. Manspeaker, who went
trie !oiiers' Home with Mrs. Shel-
ton. returned today on No. 24.
Putting in Gasoline Tank.
Ed Rynott & Co. have put in ;i
gasoline storage tank under the
walk near the curb, where gaso
line can be easily drawn for auto
mobiles. This will be quite a
convenience to those running
down Main street, and when their
supply of oil is low it will be an
easy matter to glide along side
Mr. Rynolt's big tank and till up.
THE WIRES SEEM 10
BE BADLY GROSSED
Somebody Has Evidently Gotten
Matters Badly Mixed In
The following was clipped from
the Omaha Daily News of yester
day, the item appearing in the
South Omaha department:
"William Pergament and Fran
ces Benak, two South Omaha
young people, terminated a ro
mantic love affair last Friday by
eloping to Platlsmouth and being
married. When they returned
they were freely forgiven by the
parents of the bride.
"Mr. Pergament is timekeeper
at the Burlington freight offices
in Omaha, and the bride is a
pretty young woman, who lived
with her parents al Nineteenth
and 0 streets. She is only 20, and
her parents did not want her to
get married so young.
"Mr. and Mrs. Pergament will
make their home in South
The Journal had an account of
the wedding in the issue of last
Saturday. The groom gave his
name to the county judge as Wil
liam Lavery, and stated that his
mother's maiden name was Mary
Bergmant. There seems to have
been a crossing of the wires in
some way. Lavery was here se
veral months ago with the chief
pipe fitter of the Burlington and
stopped at the Perkins house for
I several days and became ac-
iiuiioiirii wiiu pri iiii? tiuout i iiij
hotel, lie has been in the em
ploy of the Burlington freight
depot at Omaha for the past few
months, but informed Judge Bee
son that he had resigned his posi
tion there Ihe day of his marriage
here, which was last Thursday.
Final proofs for homestead
land have been pouring into the
Lincoln government land ollice
during the past week or so and
between thirty and forty will be
proved during the month of Aug
ust. The large number of home
steaders who have filed their last
papers is directly due to the recent
law passed by congress in which
the period of homesteading was
reduced from five years lo three.
Many who have lived on the land
for three years or more are allow
ed under the new statute to in
troduce their final proofs, without
having to wait until their entire
time has expired. A further
change of Ihe recent law from the
old Kinkaid provision is to the ef
fect that a homesteader is allow
ed five inonlhs' absence from his
claim during a year. Lincoln
Here From Wyoming.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Dr. Paul Hayes and wife and
Mrs. Hayes' brother, T. C. Diers,
of Sheridan, Wyoming, motored
lo Plattsmouth, arriving here last
evening, to be guests of Dr. Hayes'
brolher, R. B. Hayes. Mr. Diers
is cashier of Ihe Citizen's Slate,
bank of Sheridan and a nephew of
Hon. Herman Diers, democratic
candidate for lieutenant governor
of Nebraska. Mr. Diers is himself
a candidate I his fall for a seat in
Ihe Wyoming legislature. The
Journal editor had I lie pleasure of
meeting Mr. Diers and found him
it i t .
to e a most excellent, gentleman
and one we feel sure, if elected
will be found on the right side of
every issue in his stale.
Building Concrete Walk.
A concrete walk is being laid at
the Methodist church, running
from the street lo Ihe basement
door. This is an improvement
which w ill be much appreciated bv
I the ladies and the members of Ihe
lo.Y. M. B. C, who during rainy
times, have had their feet soiled
1 in entering the building.
The Great Wreck at Chicago Due
to the Human Elements in
From Tuesday's Dally.
Railroad men yesterday were
not eager to discuss in detail the
wreck on the Burlington where
fast mail No. 8 telescoped the rear
cars on No. 2 at. Western Springs,
near Chicago. They preferred to
await the result of the investiga
tion, but all felt sure that the
blame must attach to the dead en
gineer of the fast mail, or to the
tlagnian on No. 2 for failing to go
back far -enough to signal the on
coming train, says the Lincoln
"Running a signal in a fog is
not excusable," said one. "The
engineer knows the signal is there
and lie must know whether it is
set al proceed or stop." I
"When trains can be stopped
automatically outside a closed
block, then the human element in
I ruin gunning will be eliminated
so far that such a wreck as hap
pened Sunday cannot occur. Un
til then they will occur just as
often as picked, trained and test
ed men fail," said another.
"If I were asked," said one
familiar with Ihe east end of the
Burlington system, "where the
safest place on a railroad in the
United Stales is to be found, I
would say on the Burlington be
tween Aurora and Chicago. Three
tracks, absolute blocking, old and
time-tested employes, the best
track that money can build, and
everything making for safety is to
be found there. Why there should
be accidents on such a railroad is
hard lo understand."
E. S. Roller, formerly train
master at Lincoln, superintendent
at McCook and a well known Bur
lington Nebraska product, is gen
eral superintendent of the district
where the accident happened, and
the invest igal ion is being mad
under his direction.
Sells Transfer Business.'
Frank Kimble, who has been in
the general transfer business and
light dray work for many years
sold his outfit yesterday
lo Clans Boelel, r. Mr. Boelel
lakes charge at once and takes
over the wagon, horse and harness
and business, good will and all,
and was right on the ground this
morning at the Burlington station
when the trains arrived ready for
whatever might turn up in his
line. Mr. Kauble retires from the
business after about flfleen years
of close application, and hi; being
now past his three score and ten
years, concluded that he wouhi
't out of Ihe business while he
had an opportunity.
Annual Tennis Tournament.
Drawings will be made Saturday
evening for Ihe annual tennis
tournament of Ihe city. This
tournament bids fair lo be one o
Ihe hardest, fought ever held in the
cily. All of the sports are rapidlv
rounding into shape. Matches
will be played on (he Patterson
court on North Sixth street. The
court is being put in condition
Spectators will be admitted free
Entries close Saturday evening at
fi o'clock. The entry fee of fi
cents will be used in defraying lb
expenses of I hi; tournament, as
well ns to put the court in shapt
for the county tournament, which
takes place early in August.
Arthur Helps and Wife Here
From Ttiendny'n Dally.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Helps ar
rived from Chicago this morning
mi mute from their former hoiin
in I.ngland to their home at Long
Beach, California. Mr. and Mrs
Helps will be guests of b, C.er
ing home and oilier friends in the
cily. They looked the picture of
health and happiness when 1 1 h y
slepped from the Burlington train
Ibis morning, and they were
warmly greeted by numerous of
Iheir old-time friends.
Miss Frances Merger of Mil
waukee and Mrs. William Merger
and daughter of Washington, D.
C, arrived Sunday ami will visit
Ihe Charles L. Merger home for a
few weeks. Miss Merger is a
daughter and Mrs. Merger Ihe
daughter-in-law of C. L. Merger.
Infant Died Last Night.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The 5-weeks-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Warren
died last night, after an illness of
three days, ,The babe was a twin
and a few days after it was born
appeared to be ill, but by careful
nursing Hie little one grew belter.
Its death is a great shock to its
fond parents, who have the sym
pathy of the entire community.
The funeral occurred this afler
nnon and interment took place in
Oak Hill cemetery.
VANDALS Al IRK
If They Are Apprehended They
Will Be Made to Feel EtTects
of the Law.
Last Saturday night, after the
carnival closed, some ill-disposed
levils in human form, twisted and
oi'okc down iwo oi me line young
trees planted by the park com
mission Ibis spring. The dastard-
y work was done along Washing
ton avenue, between the Turner
all and the mouth of the sewer.
It is not likely that anvone could
have, fallen against the trees and
H'oken them, as the break was
above a man's head. Nor is it be
lieved (hat the mischief was done
by any of the numerous sleeping
forms which ornament the park
way. IL resembles more Ihe work
of vandals who have no regard for
property rights, or people, or
government, or law, or anylhing
else. Anyone knowing the name
of the individual or individuals
who committed the deed would
confer a favor on Ihe city officials
and on the park commission if
he will reveal the name, and they
will undoubtedly be made to feel
e effects of the law.
Land Sells High.
From Wednesday's Dally.
At a partition sale yesterday, on
an order from the district court,
the eighty acres belonging lo the
J. M. Creamer eslale and situated
three miles west, of Elmwood, was
sold al a good figure. Dr. J. M.
Neely, Howard (Iramlich, profes
sor at the slate farm, and John
Tighe, for Michael Smilli, were
spirited bidders. Mr. Tighe was
instructed to bid the farm up to
SI 2,(100, but, as Dr. Neely owns a
quarter .joining: the eighty he, as
well as the professor, could see
more in the land. Professor
(iramlich wanted the land for
himself and slated afterward I hat
he had been over the state con
siderably and there was not a
more desirable eighty for sale
anywhere that, he knew of. His
last bid was $12,225. This bid was
raised $25 by Mr. Tighe and the
land knocked ofT to him. When
informed afterward that Mr.
Tighe would not have raised an
other bid, Professor drnmlieh ex
pressed regret I hat he had not
known it. Mr. Smilli expressed
himself as satisfied with his buy,
as the eighty is a fine, level tract.
H. A. Newman in Town.
From Wednesday's Dally.
If. A. Newman of Louisville was
in the cily today, carrying his
broken arm in a sling. Due week
ago last Monday Mr. Newman,
while trying to put. a belt on the
machinery of the crusher, slip
ped and fell to the ground a dis
tance of thirty-five feet, alighting
on his left arm. lie was uncon
scious for some lime after the fall
and until a physician could arrive
and administer restoratives. Me
is on the road to recovery now,
and came down to the county seat,
to look afler some business mat
ters. Mr. ami Mrs. J. I'. Keil were
Omaha passengers on the morn
ing train today, where they spent
Ihe day with friends.
t The Cosmopolitan club
J will give a social dance at
J Coales' hall Saturday oven
ing, July 20l.h. The M. W.
A. orchestra will furnish the
music and Ihe public is
cordially invited .to attend.
J Admission 50c. Ladies, free.
Wat Express Messenger on No. 2
IF TIE GREAT BURLINGTON
While Being Held at Western Springs, Near Chicago Mr.
Streight Did Heroic Work in Removing the Wounded
From the Pullmans on Train No. 2.
I was in the second baggage car
on No. 2, the train which was
struck, and we had been standing
still for about ten minutes, hav
ing been stopped by the signal be
ing set against us. We had run
by the board, and on account of
the dense fog which hovered all
around could not see for any dis
tance in either direction. I heard
the rattle of the exhaust of the en
gine on No. 8 and remarked to the
other messenger on the car that
No. 8 was going to run around us,
that is, pass us on Ihe parallel
No sooner had I said it than the
crash came, and with a series of
terrible jerks our train was moved
ahead. I realized in a second just
what had happened and as soon as 1
I could nick mvself from under the l
express that had been thrown over
me I found that, beyond a few
bruises that I was unhurt. I im
mediately jumped from my car
and went back towards the rear
end of our train, 'where a terrible
sight met my eyes.
No. 8's engine had plowed com
pletely through the last Pullman
on our I rain and partially through
tho second one, then the engine
turned upwards (o the left and
stopped with the front end of the
engine pointing in the air and
across the other tracks to the left.
Our conductor, Mr. Hughes, was
evidently slruck by the engine, as
he was standing beside our train
when the crash came, and when
I reached him he was lying just
beyond where the engine had
finally stopped. We carried hjm
lo one side and away from the
escaping steam from the wrecked
engine, both boiler plugs having
blown out, covering everything
with scalding steam. 'The fireman
picked himself from the wreckage
and did not seem to be badly hurt,
but, his face was bloody from I lie
fall and his hand was badly cul,
also his shoe torn oft and his foot
badly cut. How he escaped is a
miracle, as he said his first in
tiinafion was the torpedoes which
had been placed behind us, how
ever not in lime for the engineer
to stop his train. The engineer on
No. 8 I found lo be dead, hanging
in a most terrible and peculiar
position by his head in Ihe heavy
frame of his engine just beneath
his cab. He had shut o(T his en
gine and done all possible to slop;
however, he stuck to his post and
Total Amount on Deposit
Plattsmouth Savings Bank
May 31, $1,952.
Lincoln ranked well among Ihe
towns f the stale in the. amount
of money invested in postal bonds
of Hie third issue on July 1, ac
cording lo figures given out from
the ollice of the postmaster gen
eral. Applications were placed for
I lie issue of $8,300 wort li of bonds
by (he depositors of the various
postal savings banks in Ihe slate.
Of Ibis amount Lincoln depositors
asked for $1,100 worth;" Omaha,
$3,!)2(t; North I'lalte, $('.00;
Beatrice, Kearney, Nebraska Cily
and Plattsnioulh, $500 each, says
the Lincoln Star.
II, is particularly interesting lo
uole thai more than $0,000 of the
lolnl amounts of bonds applied for
are those in the, registered form.
Application was received for twen-ly-eight,
coupon bonds, fifteen of
the $20 denomination, twelve of
Ihe $100 and one of the $500. Of
the registered bonds application
was made for eight of the $20 de
nomination, thirty-two of the
$100 and six of the, $500, a grand
total of $0,300 of the registered
The total amount on deposit in
the various cities on May 31 was
That Was Run Into by No. 8
was eidently killed instantly.
The wreckage of the two Pull
man cars was terrible and the
passengers pinned under them
vi re calling for help and tho
shrieks from Ihose dying wero
something terrible to hear. To
gether with a couple of soldiers
who were on the train, I suc
ceeded in tearing a hole through
the roof of the last sleeper, and
letting myself down through this
hole 1 extracted a man and his
wife, who were both living. I
since learned that t hoy were Mr.
and Mrs. Paulson, mentioned in
the papers, she having died on tho
way to (he cily on the relief train.
She was the bravest woman 1 ever
uv, and Willi her injuries was
fInorfuI and insisted that I rescue
her husband first
I then look from beneath where
I hey were Ihe body of a negro
purler, who was badly mangled.
Just beneath his body was that of
a young man, the Notre Daino
student spoken of in the papers.
Me was not cut. nor crushed and
his clothes were not even soiled,
his collar and tie were as im
maculate as when he had dressed;
however, he was badly hurt and
died in my arms as I was lifting
him up. Below him was the body
of a young woman, who was dead.
She was fully dressed, but ter
ribly mutilated, a long splinter of
wood had pierced her shoulder and
she was completely covered with
the debris. From the description
in the papers I believe tdio was the
woman who was going to Chicago
to meet her sweel heart, where
I hey were to have been married.
The only one who escaped from
this car comparatively unhurt was
a young girl, who had exlricaled
herself from Ihe wreckage when
reached il. She would not leave,
but stayed right there ami told
me how many more were in Ihe
car and where lo look for them.
She suffered a badly split lit), but
aside from Ihe shock sustained,
no oilier injuries.
There were many heart-rending
and pitiful sighls, and when tho
wreckage caught lire it was ter
rible. However, we succeeded in
extinguishing the lire by using the
fire extinguishers carried in tho
mail cars. In a very short lime
then1 were many o help and the
doctors .and nurses arrived very
quickly afler Ihe accident.
as follows: Omaha, $1)7.1)15; Lin
coln, $15,370; North Platte, $5,
520; Beatrice, $5,1)1)7; Kearney,
$3,87(1; Nebraska City, $!,7t)l;
This is the third bond issue
since the inslallal ion of Ihe postal
savings, system in Ibis country.
The first issue was .on July 1,
ID II, and the second on February
1 of this year. Compared with
applications in Nebraska on Jan
uary 1, the dale of the Inst con
version, the number of the present
application shows a gratifying in
crease. For Ihe previous bond
issue applications were received
from twenty depositors for $3,320
of Ihe bonds, of which amount,
$2,780 were in Ihe registered
Diod at Lima, Ohio.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The news of Ihe death of Mrs.
Mliabelh Marduock, widow of
Henry 0. Marduock, late of Alvo,
in I his county, has been received
in the city, her death having oc
curred yesterday at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Fisher, at
Lima, Ohio. The funeral will oc
cur Thursday. Her husband,
Henry C. llardnock, died at their
home in Alvo May 1 i. 1HI1, and
Mrs. Marduock died July 15, 11)12.
Rev. C. S. Long, field secretary
of (ho U. B. hospital at Beatrice,
was a guest of Platlsiiynith
friends over night, departing for
Omaha and his home at Beatrice,
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