The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 03, 1913, Image 1

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NO. 17.
Many Citizens Now Living In
Plattsmouth Will Remember
This Qreat Calamity.
From Thursday's Daily.
February 27, 1888, is a day well
remembered by the residents of
this city, as it was on the morn
ing of that day that tho Brother
hood of Engineers went out on a
strike that lasted over a period
of several months and which
caused many of the veterans of
the throttle to bo rejected from
the service who have never re
sumed their work on the Burling
ton. The strike caused much
bitter feeling along tho lines of
the road and in this city the
citizens took sides and much bad
feeling was engendered. The
State Journal of this morning has
the following to say of the in
cidents of the outbreak of the
Tho Burlington strike, in which
all members of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers left their
engines, and traffic of the system
was tied up for weeks, took place
twenty-five years ago today, the
strike order becoming effective at
a. m., February 27, 1888.
The Journal of February 27,
1888, said:
"Yesterday afternoon the B. &
M. officials received notice from
'General Manager Stone of the C,
B. & Q. that the brotherhood of
engineers and firemen of tho en
tire system would go out this
morning at 4 o'clock, as the road
had refused to make any conces
sons to their demands.
superintendent Calvert was
scon by a reporter for the
Journal last night. The strike,
he said, would cause a general tie
up for some time, as the road had
made no preparations for such an
emergency. No attempt was made
to handle freight today and
orders have been given to receive
ho perishable voods. All freight
will bo taken, subject Id delay. He
Joes not expect any trains in
from Chicago today. The com
pany will skirmish around and
give tin! bi;st service possible.
"Engineer 0. F. Sanborn, a
member of tho grievance com
mittee, who lias just returned
from Chicago, where he has been
engaged for the past live weeks in
work with the committee upon
questions which have resulted in
this strike, said to the Journal re
porter last night:
" 'We do not strike. We simply
leave tho employ of the company
and will place no obstructions in
tho way of the running of trains.
We exercise the same right that
the company does when they in
form an engineer when he comes
in off his run, that they do not
require his services. The com
pany informs us that they can run
their mail without our help, so we
have made them no proposition on
Hi a I. ff we are requested by the
government In haul the mails we
will do so wihout pay simply as an
accommodation to the public. The
standard pay we ask for is-what
nearly all of the trunk lines are
paying. The same rule goes into
effect on the Pennsylvania lines
on the first of March, and is now
in effect upon the Santa Fe, Chi
cago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul, Chi
cago & Alton and other roads. All
of the other roads in Nebraska
pay more than the B. M." '
The Journal for February 28,
1888, gave an account of the
trains run on February 27, the
day of the strike, as follows:
"The first train out of the city
yesterday was No. i, which left on
lime at 8 o'clock for Omaha, wilh
Conductor Chamberlain at the
"No. 5)2 from Wymore arrived
here at 8 o'clock, about 10 min
utes late. The train was brought
up by a car wiper who has been in
the employ of the company but a
few months.
"No. H, from Ravenna came in
at 7:30 in the morning, on time.
No. 51. from Nebraska City was on
lime. The excursion train from
Alliance was delayed from i a. in.
until noon at Broken Bok. It was
pulled out by Assistant Superin
tendent Bigne-ll, who brought it as
far as Seward and returned on a
west bound train. The party ar
rived here at 8:45.
"No. 72, from Columbus, ar
rived at 2 o'clock, one and one
half hours late. On Sunday night
an engineer was sent to Columbus
to bring down this train, but the
man joined the strikers.- A pile
driver engineer was secured and
brought the train through safely.
"The morning flyer from the
east and the noon train from
Omaha were combined and reach
ed tho city at 5 o'clock in the aft
ernoon in charge of Conductor
"Tho flyer from the west and
the accommodation train from
Hastings were combined and ar
rived here at 3:30 in the after
noon, the engine being run by
Conductor Willis. His train left
here at 4:20 for Omaha.
"The Concordia train left at 2
o'clock and the train for Colum
bus at 5:15.
"Travel on the B. & M. was
light, the other roads profiting
by the derangement of the trains
of their unfortunate rival."
Two Young Men, Reared Near
Murray, Establish Hospital at
Seward, Nebraska.
The Union Ledger has the fol
lowing to say in reference to two
former Cass county boys, who are
making good at Seward, Ne
"Most people in Cass county,
especially in the vicinity of Mur
ray, remember the Morrow boys
Milt, and Joe who grew to man
hood at that place and later
entered the slate university and
took medical courses there and in
other colleges. Some years ago
the 'boys' began tho practice of
their profession in the city of
Seward, specializing in surgery
ami diseases of the eye, ear, noso
and throat. As their ability be
came known tneir pracuce oui-
grew the ordinary office, and to
gether they established 'Morrow
hospital' in that city. This is not
an advertising 'puff,' but an un
solicited item that will please
their many Cass county friends,
who are glad to know that the
gentlemen they once knew as the
little Morrow boys have made
good. That they are 'up there' in
their profession is indicated by
the following item we copy from
tho Seward Blade:
" 'The office building recently
erected and now occupied by the
Drs. Morrow, is the most modern
and better equipped with the
latest scientific instruments used
by physicians, thany any ofllce in
the state. The building is of
chipped brick, furnaco heated
The floors are of asbestone, the
latest sanitary floor covering
Down stairs are five rooms the
reception room, office for Dr. M
Morrow, drug room and office foi
Dr. J. Morrow. The upstairs is
divided into four rooms for
laboratory work. Dr. M. Morrow's
office is especially fitted for treat
merit of the nose, throat, ear and
eyes. The room is tiled in white
and is fitted with white and nicke
cabinets, stands and chairs.
movable electric light to be usee
in the examination of the throat
is one of tho newest inventions
A hospital nurse is in attendance
at all times." "
From Friday's Dally.
II. D. Coleman of Groenwooi
one of the worthy citizens of Salt
Creek precinct, was in the city
today attending to business mat
ters at the court house, and while
in the city had his name added to
the list of Journal readers. Ho
returned to his home this after
noon, going on No. 23.
Sell your property by an ad In
the Journal.
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From Friday's Lally.
An article appeared in the
Woi Id-llerald this morning con
sisting of a dispatch from this
city stating that the city had
started suit to evict the squatters
on the laud east of the Burlington
station in the interest of the Ne
braska Lighting company. This
is not the real facts of the case,
however, as the city as long as a
year ago began to take the mat
ter of claiming the land up, as
there was grounds to believe that
the city held tho title to the land,
and the proposition of tho light
ing company was only brought out
a few weeks ago, and it is not set
tled as yet whether they will erect
a plant or not. That tho city had
not commenced action long before
was due to the fact that tho en
gineer for the city was engaged in
making a survey of the land to
discover just where the land
claimed by the city lay, and as
soon as the report was presented,
with the blue prints of the local
ity, the council ordered the city
attorney to start proceedings. The
article in the World-Herald does
tho council and the city author
ities an injustice, as they are
merely taking up what they be
lieve to bo the city's rights in tho
matter and not to aid any cor
New Case Is Filed.
From Thurodny's Dully.
a new case nas neen nied in
the ofilce of Clerk of the District
Court James Iloberlson entitled
John Wise vs. John It. C. Gregory.
The suit is to recover tho sum of
$7 4.132 due for labor performed
by plaintiff and his son, Frank,
on the premises of the defend
ant near Weeping Water.
Having a Good Time.
From Thui'Bday'a Daily.
The Journal is in receipt of a
postal card from our old friend,
Jesse H. McVey, at Sidney, Ohio,
where lie is enjoying a visit with
friends and relatives, and he in
forms us that he is feeling fine
and greatly enjoying his visit
White Holland turkeys for sale.
Mrs. W. F. Moore, Murray, Neb.
'Phone 3-P. 2-27-twks.wkly
Minor in &t. Louis Post-Uispicn.
From Frlday'H lmlly.
Ai. old-lime Pall'.ioouUi resi
ib-nl was in the city today visiting
will) oli -time menus ami nc-
'liiaintances, in the person of V.
l;. Mi!iMn, wife and two rhildrc.i
of Walla Walla, Washington. Mr
I Uison was born in the city ol
PlallHyouth, where his father, Ii
IT. Ellison, served as county judge
of Cass county for some years
Ellison removed from tliiJ
county in 1891 and at the time of
his removal was a ros'dont of the
ici,iity of Weeping Water. Mr
ri!is-)i and wife stopped off hero
to visit Mrs. Perry Walker, but
found to their surprise that she
had passed away. They departed
for their home this afternoon
over the Burlington at 1:58.
The Ladies' Aid society of St
Paul's church held their social
meeting yesterday afternoon and
were entertained in a most de
lightful manner by Mrs. P. Ooos
in the parlors of the (loos hotel.
A most enjoyable time was had in
conversation and various games.
During the course of the after
noon's entertainment the hostess
served some most delicious re
freshments, consisting of coffee
and coffee cake. The ladies of
this organization hold no business
sessions at these meetings, the
entire afternoon being devoted to
a social time. In spile of the cold
weather there was a large number
present, nil of whom report Mrs.
Ooos as ho ins; a splendid enter
tainer. Carl West Buys Store.
J. Marks & Sou, who succeeded
L. A. Kropp in business in Wyom
ing some months ago, have dis
posed of their business to Carl
West of that precinct. Mr. West
will take charge of the business
at once. Nebraska City Press.
Herman 8ple Is headquarters
for all kinds of pipes. 8ee his big
Con Gillespie Hurt.
From Friday's Dally.
Con Gillespie, the veteran sec
tion foreman of the Burlington,
had the misfortune yesterday to
:iave his hand mashed by getting
it caught between two rails while
working along the tracks, and as
a result he will be forced to carry
it in a bandage for a few days.
Visits Sister in Lincoln.
From Friday's Dally.
Henry Theirolf, jr., and Frank
Blotz, of the vicinity of Cedar
Creek, arrived in this city from
incoln on tho noon train Wed
nesday, where they had been visit
ing the former's sister. They re
turned to Cedar Creek on tho
Schuyler train that afternoon. Mr.
Thjirolf took time to call at this
ofilce and renew his allegiance to
the Old Reliable for another year.
Miss Gladys Marshall Married to
Mr. W. S. Bull in Portland,
Oregon, February 22.
The announcement has been
received in this city of tho mar
riago last Saturday evening in
Portland, Oregon, of one of
Plaltsmoulh's fair daughters in
the person of Miss Gladys Mar
shall. Miss Marshall and mother,
Mrs. C. A. Marshall, departed from
this city a week ago Wednesday,
and Saturday afternoon reachei
Portland, where the groom, Mr
W. F. Bull, met them and the
ceremony making them one was
performed that evening in the
Oregon city, where the young pen
pie expect to make I heir home for
the present.
Tho bride is one of the mos
talented and accomplished oiing
ladies that our city could boast of
in the musical lino, possessing
remarkably line voice, and her
presence will be sadly missed in
the musical circles of I he city
The large number of friends o
Miss Marshall and her parents
Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Marshall, will
extend to the newly wedded couple
their best wishes for a long am
happy matrimonial career, free
from trouble and care.
The groom, Mr. W. F. Bull, is
well known here, where he was
employed as an electrician for the
telephone company, and is
young man of good, industrious
habits and possesses tho esteem
of all with whom he has come in
This morning W. B. Ilishel
clerk of the local camp of the
Woodmen of the World, received
a draft from the head camp at
Omaha for $2,0(10 in payment
the policy carried by the late J
i.rawioni MKonoary, wrio was
killed at Lincoln on February (5
This is certainly a record for
prompt payment and one that
speaks well for this insurance
order, which is one of the strong
est in the country, and the mom
hers ol I he order can take great
pride in the promptness in which
the claims are handled and nd
ju-lcd. The policy is made pay
able to the widow, Mrs. Emily
Xikenbary, who resides al Lincoln
and will be a great aid to her
providing for the future.
Big Stationery Sale.
As you will see by our ad
vertiscment in another column of
Ibis issue, the Journal slationei
department is now offering it
annual stationery bargain sale, in
order to clean up on all l'.)l
stock. Head this nd and from th
prices you will see that we are
sure offering you some bargains
"von greater than last year. Kvery
box will certainly be sold at these
prices, and as we only have about
500 boxes you must call early in
order to get them.
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Between Twenty and Thirty
Guests Are Said to Have Perish
ed in the Flames.
From Friday's Dally.
One of the most destructive
fires that has visited Omaha in
ecent years occurred early this
morning when the Dewey hotel at
the corner of Thirteenth and Far-
nam streets caught fire, and de-
pito a brave fight made by tho
firo department of that city, was
destroyed. Between twenty and
thirty persons are supposed to
have perished in the flames and
tho work of identifying the dead
is handicapped by the fact that
the register of the hotel was de
stroyed in the firo and it is impos
sible to place the exact number
who were in the hotel at the time
of the fire.
Two of the policemen on the
beat there noticed sparks and
flames issuing from the chimney
of tho hotel about 11 o'clock, and
reported the fact to the manage
ment of the hotel, who in
vestigated the mailer, but could
not find anything wrong about the
hotel, and the next, known was at
when the hotel was dis
covered on fire, and in a few min
utes the entire structure was a
volcano of flames and the escape
of the guests was made impos
Charles Cummings, a bartender
at the llenshaw, who has lived at.
Hie Dewey for fourteen years, was
killed by jumping from a window
on the third floor, ami when
picked up from the pavement, was
a mass of crushed llesh.
Several were seen lo rush to the
windows of Hie rooms, but before
help could reach them had been
swept up by the flames, which
were growing in grealer volume
each minute.
The hotel was filled to ils
capacity by the large crowd in at
tendance at the automobile show.
and it will be some time before
the list of I he dead can be ascer
tained. The Dewey was a second-
class hotel and was not modern
in any way, the si airways and
halls being small and served as a
line for the flames to spread
For some time it was feared
that the entire block would lie
swept away, but late reports from
Omaha state that the fire had
been extinguished without spread
ing through the other places in
the block.
This afternoon the death list
h.;d grown to fifty and the firemen
were busily engaged in trying to
remove the charred remains of
Hie victims of the fire from the
building, only one wall of which
is left standing. Owing to the
charred condition of the bodio
the task of identifying them is
very difficult.
From Friday's Dally.
The Ladies' Aid society of the
M. K. church held their regular
meeting yesterday afternoon al
the church parlors, and were very
pleasantly entertained by Mes
dames Luella I.eesley, Margaret
and Helen Mauzy, they being the
hostesses on this occasion. Th'M'o
was quilo a number of tho ladies
present, in spile of the very cold
weather. They held their usual
business session, at which time
I hey made some plans for t heir
spring bazaar. The remainder of
the afternoon was whiled away in
conversation and other amuse
ments. The hostesses served
some excellent refreshments, and
which was most thoroughly ap
preciated. Attention, Farmersl
Clean up your yard now and see
0. P. Monroe about buying all old
scrap iron at the highest market
price. 2-27-tf-wkly