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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (July 22, 1912)
From Friday's Dally.
Mls Hose O'DhiiiicI came ll
fnun last cM'iiing' fur a
visit wilh relatives.
William Welirbein of Kinhl
Mile (iroe precinct was in the
city today looking after Inisiness
Charles I'eacock of Misfit Mile
iroe was in the city this muni
jii to look after business mailers
for a few hours.
John Wehrliein was shipping
lion's at the liurliimlon yards I his
niorniDK, having hrotihl. in sev
I'hil liecker of Kindt Mile drove
precinct was a I'lallsiiiniith
visitor today and hauled out coal
lo do his thrc.shinf,r.
Allorney C. K. Tcllt of Wccp
in Water arrived on No. 2 i this
afternoon to look after profes
sional husine.s.s in (he comity seat.
Mrs. 11. C. Tarrant ami son of
Sheridan, Wyoming, arrived last
evening and will visit tier parents,
Mr. and Mrs. K. Walters, for a
Mrs. Charles Ofo of Oakdale,
IV'ch., who has heen visiliiiK her
sister, Mrs. Henry Off, for a few
lays, returned to her homo (his
Mrs. Ilohert Kni'nht of Malvern,
Iowa, returned to her dome last
cveniiiK on No. 2, after visiting
der .sister, Mrs. John Wiles, for a
Hay Frans ami Miss Clee Applc
Hale molored from Union last
nihi. and witnessed the home tal
ent play nivfn y li I'latlsmoutd
William Cook ami son, l.ynn,
returned from Coliimhtis this
morning, where fdey dave liecn
for a few days looking afler liusi
Mis. Will Vald'iy and son, who
have heen visiting I'lall.sinoiilh
relatives for a few days, returned
lo Ideir dome at llavclock yester
LaVauglin l.chnliof, who das
heen visilimf hfr Krandinotlier,
Mrs. Fred l.elinliof, for a few
days, returned to her home in
Omaha thin morning.
Mrs. Floyd Italsloii and dahe,
who dave been guests of her
grandparents, William Jones and
wife, for a lime, returned to their
dome at Kansas City tdis morn
ing. Lloyd Schneider of Cedar Creek
visited his aunt, Mrs. II. A.
Schneider and family, yesterday,
returning to his dome on No. 23.
Oarl Schneider accompanied Lloyd
( his home and will visit Cedar
Creek relatives for a week.
Mrs. II. L. Kirkhani oT Hello
Foil re he, S. I)., arrived last night
lo visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
M. M. Meal. Mrs. Kirkham das
not visited I'lallsiuoutd before for
ndout six years, and was reared
in this city.
from Saturday' Dally. ,
Luke Wiles and wife were Oma
ha passengers on the early train
today, where they spent the day
L. J. Maylleld of Louisville was
a county scat, visitor today, hav
ing arrived on No, 4 this morn
Peter Meisinger and wife of
Cedar ('reek drove in this morning
and looked afler the week-end
(ieorge M. Ilild of Fight Mile
drove precinct drove in this
morning and did the shopping for
I he w eek.
Henry Keil of Cedar Creek was
a IMaltsnioulh visitor today, hav
ing deen called to the county seat
W. !. Meisinger and wife am
son drove in from their farm
home this morning and looked af
(er the week-end shopping.
Miss F.dna I'ropst arrived on
o. 2 this afternoon and will
visit her parents, II. L. I'ropst am
wife, of Mynard, over Sunday,
J. H. Iturlou of Murray came up
on the morning M. I. train today
and changed for the Murlinglon
going to Omaha on No. 15 for th
Mrs. W. T. Adams departed for
drcsham, Ned., on I he morning
train today, where she will visit
her son, Max Adams and wife, for
a few days.
John Wronger of Fight Mile
drove precinct, was a Plattsmoulh
visitor today, having driven into
the county seal lo attend to the
Albert Coiner, Leslcr Criswis
sor, John Stewart and Howar
(lolner composed a party that
visiled the metropolis this after
noon and took in the sights.
Mrs. John Coiner and cliildrt
returned from Silver Creek, Ned
this afternoon, where she had
been at the bedside of her mother,
Mrs. Hynard flilmore. Mrs. Cot
iht left dec mother much hetter.
Mrs. A. I). Warvell and dauuh
ler, Mi s. Les.j.. KiN.y, of I'.i ad
ford, Ohio, who have deen guests
it t i i i r i i r
oi ii. neck ami lamiiy, wei oi i
Murray, and relatives at Klmw I
for two Weeks, (leliarlecl for their
iiue lal exeninu on ,o. L
Frnm Monday's Dally.
S. doi.dman of near Mynard
rove in this morning to see to a
few liu -ine-s erra mN.
joe iieeier oi .viurrav was a
I'lal I sinoiil d visitor Sal urdav and
tended the dance Saturday
Mrs. O. 1'. Monroe returned
from Omaha on No. 2 last even
in!:, where she had visited friends
for a short time.
Ferdinand Heiiiiiiias of near
Louisville was in the city Satur-
ay afternoon looking after do
week end shopping.
Mrs. J. I. Keil went to Omaha
est onlay to visit tier grandson,
Annis Trilseh, at. St. Joseph's
ospilal, returning' on N'o. 2.
J. F. Welirbein and V. d.
Schulz were Omaha passengers on
the fast mail this afternoon,
where they were called on busi
Will Fight and Fd Hummel
were passengers to Council Mulls
on the morning train todav.
where they were called on busi
ness. Henry Tiekoller and dis sister,
Klsie, went to Omaha on I lie
morning train today, where tdev
isited friends for the day.
Mrs. Kline and children, who
ave been visiting her sister, Mrs.
. Zueker, for a few days, return
ed to Omaha on Hie afternoon
J. S. Hall departed for I'.one
ee and 1 a!las, South Oakola, on
the morning train today, where he
wool mi business for his furnace
Father lliggins of Mauley ar
rived on No. 2 last evening from
dreonwood. where he held services
yesterday, ami was an over night
guest of rather Shine.
Oeorge Sitman loft for SI. Jos-
ph, Missouri, Saturday afternoon
on No. 2, lo look afler some real
stale which he owns there, lie
xpoeled lo be gone several days.
County Superintendent Miss
Mary Foster, who has been enjoy
ing a vacation of I wo weeks at
Chicago and points in Michigan,
being in attendance at the N. E.
. convention at Chicago, return
ed nomo l riday. .
Fd Stiles and wife of Texas and
Mrs. Frances Van douton of
Kansas City returned to their
homos last evening, having at
tended the funeral of their father.
Mr. Stiles, at the Masonic Home
llov. W. II. Frost of Fremont
was an over Sunday truest at the
W. A. Robertson homo. Rev. Frost
commoted the services at St.
Luke's church yesterday. He has
rt ived a call from (lie officials
of St. Luke's cdurcli, but, has not
signilled bis acceptance.
County Surveyor F. Patterson
is just completed a copy of the
original plat of 1 lit city of
I'lal Ismout d, to be used as evi
once in a case before the su
promo court. Mr. Patterson Is
skilled in the art of map drawing
and has the facilities for making
any sort of a blue print that may
Up From Missouri.
doorge Reynolds of Peace Val
ey, Missouri, has boon visiting
with his mother and the many
friends and other relatives down
near Nohavvka, and was in Ibis
city for a few hours last Satin
day. He was accompanied by J
A. Whitoman, an old friend and
neighbor, from that locality. Roth
gentlemen were pleasant callers
at the Journal ollleo. Mr. Roy
nobis says he is pretty wel
pleased wilh his new location, but
like all former Cass county poo
pie, no si in uiuiKs i Here is no
place like eastern Nebraska.
Bought and Sold
Insurance Placed in Best
Farm Loans and Rental Agency
Lines Tightening Aroond Murder
ers of Rosenthal.
BECKER'S FRIEND IS NAMED.
Jack Rose Claims That He Can Prove
Alibi Prosecutor Says He Is Man
Who Hired Auto and Gun Fighters.
Assassins Took Their Time.
New York, July 22. "Bald Jack
Hose," who hired tho motor car which
carried the murderers of Herman Itos-
nthal, the gambler, to the scene of
Ihe crime, was connected more direct-
with the case by implication of
Deputy Police Commissioner Dougher
ty. Rose claims he can prove an alibi
for the time one hour before and uu
hour after the killing.
The commissioner waa asked
whether Police Lieutenant Becker, the
friend of Rose and the man whom
Rosenthal had declared was In silent
partnership with him, has been con
nected with the case.
"Lieutenant Becker 13 a figure In
this case, but there Is nothing tangi
ble against Becker," he said.
While the police wore busy with
their end of the case, the district at
torney's office, with the force of pri
vate detectives which has been em
ployed, was working along Independ
ent lines. Those who are working with
Mr. Whitman felt that the lines are
tightening about Rosenthal's slayers.
Every Move In Crime Known.
Rvery move In the crime is known
to the district attorney's office, It Is
asserted. The name and description of
every man who rode In the "murder
car" Is known. The name of the man
who Is said to have called Rosenthal
from the Metropole cafe to the street,
where the niurdrers were waiting to
shoot him. Is known, as well as his
movements after his death message
Rose Is a close friend of Police
Lieutenant Becker, who was removed
as the head of the "strong arm"
squad, which handles the gambling
situation In the city. District Attor
ney Whitman has gleaned enough In
formation f convince him that Rose,
at the suggestion or knowledge of the
police, hired some of Jack Zellg's gang
of gun fighters to make away with
Rosenthal. The market rate for kill
ing men by some of the east side gun
men l said to be $2,000.
From William Shapiro, driver of
the "murder car," District Attorney
Whitman and private detectives em
ployed by him have learned that after
the shotting the murderers loafed
around the scene of the crime with no
apparent fear of arrest. Shapiro has
teld enough details to cause the public
prosecutor to believe that the private
detectives will soon round up the gang
of gun fighters whom the police have
dally promised to arrest, but have
failed so to do. That the gambling
plot and murder plot will lead far
deeper Into the police department Is
now generally believed.
Louis Webber, keeper of an uptown
resort, and Sam Paul, head of the
"Sam Paul association," at the outing
at which threats were made to "get'
Rosenthal, were arrested on the
charges of suspicion of homicide In
connection with the killing of Rosen
LORIMER HAS CLOSE CALL
Senator Recently Deprived of Hit
Seat Suffers Severe Bruises.
CUysvllle, Pa.. July 22. William
Lorlmer, the Illinois senator recently
deprived of his seat by the United
States senate, was cut, bruised and
stunned when his automobile was
wrecked a mile west of here.
Mr. lorlmer was not seriously hurt
but had a narrow escape. His prlvatt
secretary and chauffeur sustained
scratches. All three proceeded to Chi
cago by train.
Mr. Lorlmer and party left Wash
ington Saturday, en route to Chicago,
In a large touring car. Shortly aftei
passing Claysville a fractious horse,
driven by a farmer, was encountered
In an effort to avoid a collision the
steering gear was thrown out and the
automobile crashed Into a telegraph
pole. The three occupants then were
FULL TICKETT0 G0IN FIELD
Michigan Progressive Republicans
Leave Old Party.
Jackson, Mich., July 22. Michigan
rrogr.alve Republicans divorced
themselves from the Republican party
in tneir state convention.
ay aimost a unanimous vote the
legates went on record as favoring
the placing of an entire ticket, both
state and national, In the field.
Delegates to the national progrea
sive party convention In Chicago,
presidential electors, members of the
state central committee and a member
f the national committee were chosen
Members of the state central com
mlttee recommended State Senator L.
wtiltney watklns of Jackson for gov
ernor and Theodore M. Josln of Ad
rlan for United States eenator.
Eacaoed Convict Recaptured.
Pierre. S. D.. July 22. E. W. Bell,
convicted negro forget whe escaped
from a train while being taken to the
penitentiary at Sloui Falls, was cap-
iurea nsir v.r, o. u., oy a posse
wiicn used bloodhound to trail him
IN MURDER CASE
Police Lieut. Becker
And Friend, Jack Rose,
Who Is Under Arrest.
Photo by American Press Association.
A short tlmp before he was murdered
Rosenthal accused liecker of belni? his
partner In the Forty-fifth street Kambllni;
house. Iteoker. he said, received 20 per
cent of the winnings. Tho lieutenant is
believed to have advnnced the $l,5m) on
the chattel mortKaRe. Hoso was said to
have been stationed In Rosenthal's place
to gather In the receipts for Meeker.
Malls Used to Defraud and 1 ,063
Arrests Made Luring Year.
Washington, July 22.-r-One hundred
and twenty million dollars was filched
from the American people during the
last fiscal year by swindlers, who op
erated largely through the United
States malls, according to a statement
just made in a formal report to Post
master General Hitchcock.
This was' an increase of $30,000,000
in the aggregate of the previous year.
Of those who are alleged to have
operated fraudulent schemes, 1,063
were arrested by postofflce Inspectors.
They include persons In all walks of
life, merchants and mechanics, poll
ttcians and professional men, paupers
The report says that these fraud
manipulators, who usually exploit
bogus mines, fake remedies and worth
leBS lands, constitute a distinct class
of lawbreakers. Among the wealthy
offenders who have been caught by
the inspectors are criminals who have
posed as respectable citizens, leaders
In their communities and personages
In the highest social and business
PLAN FOR UNIVERSAL MONEY
Levy Bill Proposes to Revolutionize
Washington, July 22. Representa
tive Levy of New York, who numbers
J. Plerpont Morgan among his con
stituents, has prepared a bill, the pas
sage of which, ho alleges, will revolu
lionize the present system of foreign
exchange and create a simple interna
According to Mr. Levy, who la a
banker, American tourists and bust
neBS men have suffered for years at
the hands of foreign money exchanges.
In many countries American business
nas been kept out because of the clum
blness of tho methods of exchange.
His bill provisos that the secretary
oi tne treasury snail issue in ex
change for gold coin of the United
States or gold of equal fineness, notes
which are payable at the treasury or
any of the aubtreasurles In United
States gold coin.
l&ich of these notes la to bear on
its face Its monetary value in the unit
of Austro Hungary, Belgium, Denmark
Finland, France, the German empire,
Great Britain, Greece, Netherlands,
Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Norway,
Sweden and Switzerland.
Debs Addresses Socialists.
Milwaukee, July 22 Eugene V.
Debs, Socialist candidate for presi
dent, addressing a meeting, declared
the Republican and Democratic par
ties were representatives of the cap
italistic class, and the Socialist party
alone represented the working class.
Andrew Lang, Scotch Poet, Dead.
Banch6ry, Scotland, July 22. An
drew Ing, critic, poet and anthropolo
gist, died here.
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Project to Be Carried to Com
pletion by New Company.
WILL COST FIVE MILLIONS
Omaha Electric Light Company am
Kountze Brothers Will Join in Proj
ect Twenty-five Thousand Kilowat
to Be Developed.
Omaha, July 22. The long talked o
Platte river power canal, which Is ti
furnish Omaha with cheap power, con
trovcrted luio electric energy, Is nov
to be but !t. :
It is to be built by development a
what is known as the Fremont wate.
rights, with principal installation neai
Fremont, Instead of what is known al
the Columbus power canal project.
It la to be built by a combinatloi
of capitalists, representing a junctioi
of forces of the Kountze Brothers
syndicate and tho General Electrii
and local capitalists who own tht
Omaha Electric Light and Powei
company, through whose dlstributinj
plant the output of the power cana
will be distributed.
From the sources from which the in
formation conies assurance Is glvei
that work will be begun this year, at
soon as plans, can be perfected an
contract let, and that the whole pro
ect will be completed and ready foi
business In about two years.
rreseni pians contemplate tne con
etructlou of the canal and erection ol
on electrical plant with a capacity foi
25,000 kllowats of electrical power
The amount of money required to car
ry out the scheme Is estimated to In
about $3,0011,000. A gigantic corpora
tlon .is already being formed whlct
will command the necessary capital
and also take over by conversion th
ownership of the present Omaha light
It la expected too that all the othet
local corporations using large powei
will be brought In as patrons.
BIG WHEAT YIELD IN BURT
Average Will Reach Thirty Bushelt
to Acre, While Some Fields Go 50.
Tekamah, Neb., July 22. The fali
wheat harvest here If about over and
threshing has commenced. C. A. Metz
ler reports a yield of thlrty-elghl
bushels from one field and forty-two
from another. C. S. Moore report!
forty-five bushels and Herman Groth
thirty-five bushels. There were about
23,000 acres of fall wheat In this
neighborhood, most of it on Mlssour
bottom lands. Conservative estimate
by practical farmers put the average
yield 'on the entire acreage about thir
ty bushels per acre and that some ol
the best will be about fifty tJiheli
per acre. The quality is excellent and
weight from Blxty-two to slxty-flvt
pounds per bushel measure.
Oats and barley, of which there Ii
a large acreage here, are a good crop
and corn Is In excellent condition t
give the farmer snotjjfir bumper ctod
PHELPS SEES CAMP Gnuum
Adjutant General Looks Over Site foi
Lincoln, July 22 Adjutant Genera'
Phelps returned from Grand Islaud
after holding a conference with tht
Grand Island people regarding the lo
cation of the annual encampment ol
the Second regiment of the Nebraska
guard this year. He was met at
Grand Island by Colonel Paul of the
Second and he Inspected the ground!
which the people there are offering
free of charge.
The grounds lie two miles north
west of the city on a horse ranch
which contains an auto speed track
and is on the Platte valley bottom
Plenty of good water can be secured
and a good field for the maneuvers
The encampment will be held Aug. 22
and the hospital corps of Lincoln will
participate In the encampment.
6oieTnment Census and Count)
Assessors' Figures Far tpart.
Lincoln, July 22. Government cen
us valuations of Nebraska's farm
land and the valuations placed upon
the same land by the county assessors
of the various counties are greatly at
variance. In a report Just compiled
by Secretary Seymour of tho state
board of assessment the comparison
of the two sots of figures are given
for each county of the state.
In Douglas county, for Instance, the
census valuation of lands per acre ex
ceeda $131 slightly, while the county
assessor has set the mark at a few
cents over $91 . In, Hall county the
government figured the farm land
worth on the average $80 an acre
while the county officials thought the
figures were high enough at about $55
In Clay county there was a difference
Of $20. the federal authorities setting
the per acre valuation at $96. whereas
the county assessor shoves It down tc
Australia to Resist Beef Trust.
Melbourne Australia, July 19. An
swering a question in the house of
representatives whether the American
beef combine was establishing a pack
Ing works in Australia. Premier Fisher
said: "The government will spare no
efforts and no expenses and will use
all the means In its power to protect
Australia from the rapacity which has
characterized the operations of the
American beef trust In other coun
tries." JAPANESE RULER
Earlier Fears ol Death Are
Changed to Hope,
TEMPERATURE MUCH LOWER.
Long Period of Sleep Tends to Give
More Strength to Emperor Nation
at Prayer for Recovery of His Maj
estyCrown Prince Getting Well.
Tokyo, July 22. An official bul-t
jletln issued at 11:30 o'clock this .
I morning, regarding the condition?
Tof Mutsuhito, emperor of Japan, J
i reads: 4
T "Minute temperature, 98.69; 2J
a. m., 100.5; 8 a. m., 102.3; pulse,?
?80 to 100, irregular, but stronger?
than yesterday. His majesty took
?some nourishment and general?
conditions are improved."
Tokyo, July 22. More ravorable
news concerning the illness of the em
peror of Japan came from the palace.
The secretary of the Imperial house
hold announced that the condition of
his majesty was considerably im
proved, and that the attending court,
physicians were more hopeful. The
emperor fell asleep at midnight and
had nearly six hours' undisturbed rest.
The noon bulletin was highly en
couraging. The remarkable drop in
the patient's temperature, together
with the long period of sleep and the
symptoms noted lead physicians other
than those la attendance to express
their belief In the possibility of the
triumph, of medical science. During
the day the emperor was given Ice
cream, a little soup and wine. His
perception appeared to be distinctly
clearer and the delirium ceased.
Throughout the country, even In the
remotest villages, Buddhists, Shlntos
and Christians of every section were
engaged In services for the emperor's
Information from the sick room of
Crown Prince Yoshlhlto, who la con
valescing from chlckenpox, Is that the
heir apparent is so nearly recovered
that he may be permitted to visit the
SHAM WAR TO BE WAGED
Maneuvers Near Lawrence to Be Con
ducted Like Real War.
Leavenworth, Kan., July 22. The
first army maneuvers ever held In the
middle west under conditiona ap
proaching those of actual war will be
gin In the neighborhood of Lawrence,
Aug. 19. The campaign, which will In
volve the attempt of the hostile fores
to capture Fort Leavenworth, will
cover eight days.. Within that time
there will be numerous skirmishes,
which will wind up In a big sham
battle when the two armies come in
The hostile red army will form at
Olathe and march toward Lawrence,
near where the blue army, defending
Fort Leavenworth, will be encamped.
The red army and the blue army will
consist each of about 5.000 men, artil
lery, Infantry, cavalry, engineers, slg
nal corps and hospital detachments
The regular troops from Fort Rllej
and the regulars from Fort Leaven
worth will form the nucleus of the
two armies, while the Kansas Infantry
and artillery and the Oklahoma infan
try will be divided between them.
The battle will begin with the two
armies marching toward each other to
meet at the crossing of the Kaw rivet
at Bonner Springs. From then on the
troops will be almost constantly in ac
Autolsts Injured In Wreck.
New York, July 22. Five persons
were Injured, two seriously, when ao
automobile with three men and two
women passengers struck a tree,
turned turtle and flattened into a
wreck. One of the most seriously In
jured Is an unidentified woman, about
twenty-four years old, who was richly
nttlred and wore diamonds valued at
$2,500 or more.
Finishing Deficiency Bill.
Washington. July 22. The house ap
proprlatlons committee is putting the
finishing touches to the general d
fleieney bill, the last of the supply
measures to be taken up In the house.
It will aggregate $11,000,000. The
largest amount will be appropriations
for the war, navy and postofflce de
partments. New Rates Authorized.
Lincoln, July 22. The state railway
commission has authorized a rate of
14 cents on canned goods from Kear
ney to Lincoln and Omaha, minimum
weight 80,000 pounds. The rate is es
tabllshed for the benefit of a new
canning factory soon to begin bust
ness. The present fifth class rate on
canned goods is 30 cents a hundred.
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