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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1912.
THE H BOOSTERS GO
Dooiung ror i. u. kj. r. ricnic 10 oe neia mere on inursaay
' August 1 Bring Band and Glee Club With Them and Enter
tain Plattsmouth People for an Hour Our. Citizens
Gave Them a Cordial Greeting
D r i r r r r- .
From Tuesday's Dally.
Between seventy-five and one
hundred Avoca citizens were in
the city yesterday afternoon, hav
ing motored some seventy-five
miles through western Otoe and
Cass eountv's. arriving in Platts
trojl.li about 3:30 p. ni. There
were sixteen automobiles left
Avoca yesterday morning to make
a booster trip for the I. 0. 0. F.
picnic, which is an annual affair
at the beautiful little city of
Avoca. The procession was led
by Joseph Zimmerer, , a popular
and prominent business man of
their town, who left the party at
this place to take the train for
Grand Island, where he went as a
uii' fiuiu iu i ur; u'. iiiv'jL til, ii. rutin'
The party was made up of min
isters,' teachers, merchants, re
tired farmers, all boosting for
one project, that of the big picnic
to be held in the grove near their
town August 1, for one day. There
were automobiles in the proces
sion owned by the following gen
tlemen, who were driving them:
Gus Mohr, H. Wulf, John Busche,
G. Hinze, Fred Westlake, Fred
Bartell, Herman Behrns, John
Schmidt, V. Hinze, Sam Johnson,
Pete Jorgensen, J. Corbin and
four others whose names we could
not ascertain. -.
The party left Avoca early in
the morning, having aboard a
brass band and ladies' glee club,
besides a committee with tags
bearing the date and place of the
picnic, and motored to Berlin,
A SOCIAL CENTER
Miss Edith Lathrop Believes Re
turn Must Be Made to the
From Wednesday's Daily.
Declaring that the lawful herit
age of our 12,000,000 rural
school children Is to have pro
vided for them educational
privileges equal to those provided
for boys and girls in the cities,
Miss Edith Lathrop, county super
intendent of Clay county, Ne
braska, in giving her observations
in rural schools at the university
concovation Monday morning,
said that the "back number in our
great e ducat ional held is the rural
The two factors, the county
superintendent and the teacher,
which count for most in the pro
motion of the rural school, are in
a large measucr, she said, lacking
in scholarship and elliicency. In
sufficiency in clerk hire and in
adequate salary were prime
causes cited by the speaker for
the present conditions. With the
betterment of these and the re
moval of the office, from politics,
she predicted, would come the in
centive to call to rural schmd
supervision men and women who
are leaders in Hie educational
Not all of the work in the rural
schools has been neglected and on
the-whole the conditions are bet
ter than they were a decade ago.
In her visits to Hie rural schools
of her county, she said, she had
noled much improvement in con
ditions. Teachers now have nor
mal training and there is now a
course of study prescribed for
rural schools, supervision by the
superintendent js more complete
and better wages are being paid.
Old buildings are being replaced
by new ones that are scientifically
heated and lighted and better
ventilating systems are being in
stalled. But if the rural school is to
again revive it must become a
null ti nri j
Dunbar, Syracuse, Unadilla and
Elmwood, where the party dined.
In the afternoon the party made
Alvo, Murdock, Greenwood, Man
ley, Louisville and Plattsmouth
by 3:30 o'clock.
In this city the party tarried
long enough to give their ma
chines a drink of water, the band
played some line selections, while
the tag committee did its work on
the unsuspecting citizens of the
county seat. The glee club sang
some beautiful and original selec
tions,' the lines being composed
by the ladies themselves. This is
what they sang: (Tune "Why
Don't You Try?")
"If you think that you will listen
While we tell you why we're here.
If you think that you would
Well, just come to the picnic
Making pleasure will be oui
You will learn so by and by,
If you think that you will join us
Then won't you try?
Then wont you try?"
About i:30 John Husche took
the place of Joe Zimmerer at the
head-of the procession ami sound
ed the honk, honk signal to start
on the homeward jaunt. The
parly had Murray, Union, Ne
hawka and Weeping Water to
make and then to their home city.
The parly was an enthusiastic
bunch of boosters and if their
picnic is not well attended il, w
not be because it was not well ad
social center as it was formerly,
she declared. Movements in this
direction have been started in I he
township .fpelling contests and
the patron's day. Tn Nebraska,
however, lilt It has been done wilh
the centralized school.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The teachers attending the in
stitute who are interested in pri
mary or industrial work will (je-
rive inspiration ami nenem irom
Miss E. Huth Pyrlle, who is prin
cipal of the McKinley building at
Lincoln. Miss Pyrlle Is an cn
lliusiast in methods, having tested
every method which she advocates
before the teachers, she will bring
to the work in this institute only
those practical plans in both (he
primary and industrial lines. She
is twice a graduate of Nebraska
Stale university and to her
scholastic training she has added
all that is new and practical in
drawing out the minds of Hie lit
tie folks, and she will impart I he
same to the teaching force of this
county when brought in contact
with her. Miss Pyrtle is con
sidered one of the leading primary
educators of Nebraska, and al
(hose in Ibis county who are en
gaged in leaching the young ider
how to shoot may well congeal u
late themselves on the golden op
portunity afforded by the coining
institute to learn something of Ihe
methods of so successful a leach
er as Miss Pyrtle.
Summer Wash Goods are
all in our Summer Clearance
Sale. 18c Klaxons at 12 VjC.
Tissues worth 25c at l!e.
12'ic and Ifie Lawns af. 8c. !
E. G. DOVEY & SON.
Miss Anelte Kanger is in the
city, the guest of her aunt, Mrs.
Automobile Killed Bull Pup.
Hyron Golden lost his lint' Bos-
ton bull pup yesterday afternoon,
when a chauffeur driving a large
louring car ran his canine down
and mashed the life out of it. The
pup was playing with Mr. Shlaes'
Boston bulldog in the middle ot
the street when the farmer ran
onto them. Mr. Shines' pup had
a narrow escape, but got clear of
the wheels, while the dog be
longing to Byron was slaughtered.
It. was a valuable dog and highly
prized by its owner.
About Forty-five Friends Attend
the Event at the Home of.
Mr. E. C. Hill.
From Tuesday's Dally.
At the residence of Mr. E. C.
Hill, at the corner of Ninth and
Pearl streets, one evening last
week, the Standard-Bearers of the
Methodist church, in honor of the
ipproaching nuptials of Miss
Elba Crabill and Mr. G. W.
Brooks, gave Miss Crabill a kit
chen shower, which was a great
Mrs. Hill was assisted in, re
ceiving the guests of the evening
by her cousin, Miss Snodgrass, a
quaint lady from Hit! rural dis
tricts, who, by the way, was very
anxious to become acquainted
with the Standard-Bearers, and
at her request was introduced to
each one. The rooms were beauti
fully decorated with pink and
green colors, and as a symbol and
lake-ofT on (he downpour a large
umbrella, decorated with the col
ors of the order, was raised in the
parlor and the guest of honor
permitted to rest betieath its
ample shelter, while the packages
of useful kitchen furniture was
brought in by the bearers and
opened by Miss Crabill amid
pleasant remarks by the onlook
ers. A mock marriage was put on,
the mock bridegroom and bride, in
costume, declined to give I heir
names; but the ceremony was
solemn and impressive, performed
by Rev. Miss What's-IIer-Name,
who insisted on using the ring
form of ceremony. An informal
program, readings, vocal music
and a few other stunts added to
the amusement of Miss Snod
grass, as well as the Standard
Hearers. Punch, ice cream and
cako were served. Between thirty
and forty of (he membership and
their friends were present and
spent a most enjoyable evening.
We understand that Miss Snod
grass is still in the city, and, like
the Twentieth Century Carnival,
declines to go away.
SECURES JUDGMENT FOR
FULL AMOUNT SUED
In. Just ice Archer's court yes
terday William Cleghorn recover
ed a judgment against William
I'rwin. Holh plaintiff and de
fendant reside at Louisville. The
amount in controversy was
$152.77. Eighty-three dollars of
the amount was evidenced by a
note, while the balance, the evi
dence showed, had been advanced
by plaintiff for defendant at, the
rate of $1.70 per month to pay
his lodge dues, in an order of
which plaintiff was secretary of
the local lodge and defendant a
member. The defendant did not
dispute the account, hence The
court did not find it difficult to ar
rive at a finding for the plaintiff,
and judgment accordingly for Ihe
full amount prayed for.
Goes to Europe Soon.
Miss Eifa Marquardl, of Avoca
will depart, Thursday for New
York, where she will visit for il
few days, ami on August 1.1 will
sail for Europe to be gonewt year.
Miss Marquardl, will study Ger
man for a year at Berlin. Her
sister, Miss Selma, will accom
pany her as far as Chicago. Next
summer Miss Selma will join her
sisler in Berlin, nml together I hey
will tour the continent.
New comb honey. J. M. Young,
KITCHEN SHOWER III
HONOR OF MISS GRABiLL
Managers Take Hope From the
Results So Far Obtained in
From Tuesday's Dally.
"It has lately become not im
probable that eventually the rail
roads will be allowed to make
some important rate advances
through what until quite recently
would have been regarded as
easily the most unlikely intluence,
a physical valuation," says the
Iron Trade Review. "Enough has
been done by way of valuation to
suggest (hat a complete showing
would be much more favorable to
the railroads than has hitherto
been assumed. In several states,
partial valuations have been made
in a spirit which can be regarded
on the whole as unfavorable to
the railroads, and these valua
tions have in nearly every in
stance proved high, compared
with the expectations.
"Constantly the railroads have
been expecting that eventually
they would be allowed to raise
rates, their feeling being that
there was an era of reductions
which finally would yield lo the
necessities of Hie case, but month
after month Hie record is that of
every hundred rale changes pass
ing through the commission, only
about one is an advance. Per
haps, after all, it will ultimately
be found that a physical valuation
wilj be the means of bringing
about rate advances.
"Whatever the relation len
years ago, or at present, between
actual value of the railroads and
the securities issued against the
properties, there can hardly be
any question that the improve
ments of the past decade have
tended to improve that relation.
There has been much improve
ment in properties which has not
been fll tended by a corresponding
increase in capitalization. In the
substitution of heavy for light
steel rails, in the steady sup
planting of wooden cars by sl(
cars and in many other respects
(he railroad properties have been
improved, year by year, bevom
(he increase in capitalization
standing against them. In the
older days, of course, il was dif
ferent. When a road got into
llnanical diflicull ies, it made
securities instead of improve
ments, but in recent years the
trend has been toward the nosi
lion in which a physical valuation
would place the railroads in a hel
Cut the Weeds.
I hereby wish to call the alien-
lion (jf all farmers in Road Dis
Irict No. 27 that according to the
new law, I hey are compelled to cut
Ihe weeds along their road or the
same will be cut by the roa
overseer and charged up in taxes
to laud adjacent. Also, that al
weeds must be cut on or before
August, l.rjh, or I will be com
pelled to comply with the law.
Walter livers, Overseer.
' In County Court.
Judge Iteeson was busy this
morning with a hearing on a peti
lion for the appointment of a
general guardiali for Mary S
Wolfe. A number of parlies were
present in Hie court room, among
them were J. C. Wolfe of Alvo, At.
lorney S. I!. Imins of Lincoln am
Duane Wolfe of Smith Center
The State Fair.
The horse and eallel exhibits
for the coining Nebraska State
Fair, September 2 lo (5, give
promise for a show of record-
breaking nronorf ions. Already
Superintendent R. M. Woleotl of
Palmer reports the reservation o
horse stalls greatly in excess of
I hose made a year ago at this
lime, and Sunerinfendenl E. R.
Danielson of Osceola says Ihat
cattle stalls are reserved daily.
Oueen Oualilv Oxfords for !
I ladies, the 9.1.00 grade, at
! E. G. DOVEY & SON.
MAY END IN HIGHER RATES
Juno Marshall Doing Well.
Juno Marshall, who underwent
an operation for appendicitis
some days ago is doing nicely.
Mrs. Marshall, who has been at
her son's bedside almost con
stantly since the operation, came
down Sunday afternoon and re
turned to Omaha on the fast mail
today. The drainage tubes have
not been removed from his side
yet, but the patient is improving
From Tuesday's Dally
The court was engaged Satur
day in hearing a motion to re
lax costs in the case of II. R. Ger-
ing vs. J. M. Leyda, which was
decided in the supreme court at
the present term in favor of de
fendant. The costs in the case
which followed the judgment
amounted lo quite a sum, and a
fee bill has been issued on request
of defendant and levy made on
plaintiff's properly. On Applica
tion of plaintiff lo re-tax costs in
the case, the court, ordered the
fee bill recalled. After hearing
the evidence and arguments Sat
urday Ihe court took the matter
of relaxing costs under advise
ment. TO CELEBRATE HIS
From Tueiday's Daily.
W. T. Adams and son, Master
Jacob, accompanied by Mr.
Adams' sister, Mrs. Judge Max
well, of Fremont, departed for
Gallatin, Missouri, this morning
lo visit Mr. Adams' and Mrs.
Maxwell's brother, Mr. William
Adams, who will celebrate his
ninety-sixth birthday tomorrow
Tomorrow is also the birthday of
his grandnephew, Master Jacob
Adams, who will celebrate his
eleventh birthday loomrrow. Wil
liam Adams was born July .11,
181(5; eighty-five years later, on
Ihe same day and month, his
grandnephew, Jacob Adams, was
born. Mrs. Maxwell remarked
thai the two ought to run a fool-
race tomorrow. Mr. Adams visit
ed Plattsmouth about forty years
JIM SAGE HAS TUSSEL '
From Tuesday's Dally.
James Sage had some rather
exciting experience last evening
with a 3-year-old mule which has
only recently been broken lo
work. Mr. Sage went into the barn
behind the mule, and as the pas
sageway was quite narrow be
tween Ihe. kicking end of Ihe mule
and Ihe side of the barn, he slap
ped it. on the rump ami said,
"gedap." Mr. Mule took this as a
declaration of war and im
mediately began to let drive wilh
its sharp hoofs peppering Mr.
Sage's person. The mule was so
close that it eould not gel a full
swing of its athletic limbs, but it
was lively and rained in the kicks
at a rapid rale. It did not take
James long to get enough of the
encounter, as he was in a corner
where he could not gel away. He
called for help,, and Mrs. Sage
heard him and went to his rescue.
She secured a 2x5 limber and got
a pry on Hie mule so that James
could get out of the corner. The
elTects of the blows on Mr. Sage's
person left his skin black and
blue, lie was able lo be on the
street this morning.
Water Company Moved.
The Plat I smoiil li Water com
pany has moved to their new
quarters in the M. W. A. new
building on Sixth street, Hie first
door south of the main entrance.
All patrons of Ihe Water com
pany will find them more com
fortably located and Ihey will be
pleased to have all call at the new
91.no per month. Horses or
cattle; on Platte bottom at south
end of wagon bridge. Good water.
T. II. Pollock.
For Many Years a Leading Lawyer
' and Citizen of This
From Wednesday's Dally.
After an illness -of several
months from rheumatism and
heart complications. Jacob II.
Haldemau, one of the leading
citizens of this city, passed away
at his homeo n North Fifth street
about 2 o'clock this morning. For
many years Mr. Haldemau was
one of the leading lawyers of the
Cass county bar, having an office
in Weeping Water for a number
of years. About sixteen years ago
he moved to Plattsmouth and for,
a few years kept his law olllce
open here, but later retired from
Ihe practice, devoting himself to
his private loan business.
Jocab II. llaldeman was bora
about December 21, 183(5. He was
a member of n large family of
brothers and sisters, who reside
in Pennsylvania at this time. He
acquired a good education in his
youth ami taught school ami
studied law, being almitled to
practice soon after arriving at bis
majority. Mr. Haldemau camo
west when a young man and set
tled first in Kansas, where he
practiced his profession. Later
he went lo Lincoln, Neb., and a
little more (ban thirty years ago
removed to Weeping Water, which
at that time bore some promise of
becoming the county seat. In
189(5 he was married lo Mrs.
Amelia Weslon and shortly after
moved to their' present dwelling
in this city.
During the time of his active
practice he was connected . with
some of Ihe most important
litigation pcnding,iri the courts at
that time. It was said of him that
he reversed Ihe decision of the
lower court oflener than any other
member of the Cass county bar.
He was a close student of the law
and prepared his cases with care.
The funeral service will be held
Friday afternoon al. 2 o'clock from
his late residence, and will be con
ducted by Rev. L. W. Glide of Ihe
CHANGE LOCATION OF
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC
From ' Wednesday's Dally.
The Methodist Sunday school
picnic, will be held in the Eiken
berry grove, about half a mile
south (tf the Burlington shops in
stead of the Schweinker grove a
announced. The dale remains the
same, Friday, August 2. Those
desiring to go are requested to
meet at the church promptly at i
o'clock. Bring a lunch, a napkin,
a cup and a lemon. A good ball
ground is available just across the
road. Boys are asked lo bring
balls and bals. 7-.11-2td.
First Tenant In New Building.
From Wednesday's Dully.
The Plattsmouth Water com
pany is the llrst concern in the
cily to secure comfortable quar
ters in the new M. W. A. building,
I Mr. Burnie having closed a con
tract with Ihe trustees whereby
the company becomes the leasor
of a suite of rooms next lo the
entrance to Ihe hal Ion Ihe east
side. Mr. Burnie took po.-session
yesterday, an dwhen he gels his
' furniture arranged will have one
of the swellesl. ollices in the cily.
He is to be congeal ulaed on his
good fortune in getting in on Ihe
I ground floor.
Enjoying Their Vacation.
The deputy- clerk of Ihe dis
trict court received a card from
her father this morning, written
at Frisco last Saturday, stating
Ihat the party were well and en
joying the sea breezes hugely. Mr.
Robertson, wife and two daugh
ters, Misses Blanche and Marie,
are now on their way home and
expect to arrive in Plallsinouth
about August 15, as. Ihey will
make several slops between Ihe
coast and this city.
Marshall, Dentist, Coates blook.
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