The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 19, 1913, Image 1

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    Plato ITiMoricM Poo
NO. 39.
Enthusiastic and Largo Attend
ance and Many Matters of In
terest Taken Up.
From Friday's Daily.
There was a large number out
last night to attend the meeting
of the Commercial club and a
most interesting session was had
in the discussion of problems
vital to the welfare of the city and
its business interests and the
meeting was productive of many
good ideas for the further ad
vancement of Platlsmouth. There a large number of interest
ins reports of the different com
millees who have teen very active
since the last meeting of the club
and they were received with much
approval by the members.
The committee on the Sixth
street curbing reported that they
had gotten the matter where it
was up to the engineers to secure
a survey in order that the work
might start, while the Third
street committee slated they had
the necessary number of signers,
but desired to have all that they
could reach before the matter was
brought before the city council.
The additional improvements will
add greatly to the appearance of
the northern portion of the city
and the committee is to be con
gratulated, as well as the citizens
in that section of the city, on
their enterprise in taking hold of
the matter as they have.
Mr. Wescott, of the transporta
tion committee, reported that the
committee had tried to get in
touch with Vice President Byran
of the Burlington on his recent
trip over the linos most of the
Missouri river and had been un
able to get an interview with him
in regard to the depot here, but
had been referred to Mr. G. YV.
lloldrige, the general manager.
The committee had lu st taken tne
matter up with Mr. Mullen, the
division superintendent, and then
with Mr. Holdridsre, who had re
ceived them most courteously and
listened to their ide of the case,
and they were shown the blue
prints of the altered plans of the
depot enlargement, which will be
much more satisfactory than the
first ones prepared. Under the
newer plans it is proposed to
make the extension on the north
of the depot larger and to change
the plans on the remodeling of
the interior to a large extent. The
company expected to extend the
Dlalfonn around the station some
I'GO feet to the north, as well as to
the south, making it much more
convenient to get on and off the
trains. The extending of the
dinot platform will necessitate
the changing of considerable of
Mm switches and trackage in the
vards near the depot and the plac
ing of I hem further north. The
committee had tried to impress
the need of moving the station
hack further west or south, but
the ollicials believed that the dif
fioulty would be overcome by
moving the trackage a little to the
east of the present location, as a
fill could easily be made there, and
overcome the objections to the
lnaeness of the tracks to the
E. A. Wurl, one of the delegates
to the state convention of Corn
nicrcial clubs, presented the re
port of the doing of that body
and reported a most interesting
sospion and one filled with many
good ideas toward the improving
of the different clubs of the state
and gave a short outline of the
addresses delivered there, all of
which was very interesting, par
ticularly that of Prof. Condra of
the state university, who spoke of
the fact that in eastern Nebraska,
from a point a little west of
Platlsmouth. clear- to Table Rock,
there existed the best indications
ji Ihe world of fine oil fields.
On the proposition of the use of
the rifle range here by the state
nflitia, Mr. Wurl stated he had
General Hall on his recent
vi45t here and had taken hirn to
the range, north of this city, but
they had found the workmen con
structing the permanent butts in
charge and that the immediate
use of the range mould be impos
sible, but that the work would
probably be finished by the first of
July and that the general was
verv desirious of bringing the
militia here for a short practice.
The state has a rifle range near
Kearney, but it is very expensive
to send the companies from the
eastern portion of the state there
for practice and that the general
i 1 : . n
was very aesirious oi uujuif "
section of land in this part of the
state for a range if it could be
uurchased at a reasonable price
The entertainment committee,
which has in hand the Fourth of
July celebration, had held several
meetings, so they reported, but
had deferred action on the Fourth
while trying to secure an- aviator
for the day to make flights, but
found that it would lake $1,000 to
secure one, and that the commit-
Herold H. Williams and Miss
Florence Hermes United in
From Friday's Dally.
Another of Plattsmouth's
bright and talented young men
has forsaken the simple bachelor
life and enrolled himself in the
ranks of the benedicts. V ednes
day afternoon in Omaha was
solemnized the nuplials of Harold
II. Williams of this city and
Florence Hermes of Falls City,
While at the depot Wednesday
it was noticeable that Harold ap
How the Tramp Nuisance Can Be
Abated By the Institution of
Rock Piles In Cities.
Claims He Saw Burglars.
From Friday Daily.
There was quite a good deal of
excitement around Manspeaker's
livery barn this morning, as one
of the men working there report
ed that while he was wrapped in
tlie arms of Morpheus at an
early hour Ibis morning two des
perate looking men entered the
olllre and attempted to break open
the safe, but were frightened
away before securing any of the
wealth concealed in said safe.
C Of
tee would go ahead and complete poured quite elated over some
onfs for the celebration thinir. and as the wedding had
at once. been rumored suspicion was at
The question of improved tram once aroused, but he insisted that
nothing was doing in the matri
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
Now on Return Trip From Omaha,
and Report the Roads in
Bad Shape.
From Saturday's Dally.
This noon some nine automo
bile loads of boosters from Kan
sas City, en route home from
Omaha, stopped off in this city
for a shotr time for dinner. They
moiiial line. The young people
will make their home in this city
in the future, where the groom is
employed as an electrician by the
Burlington in the shops.
Mr. Williams was born and
reared in this city and received
his education in the public schools
here, and a few years ago entered
the employ of the Burlington,
where he remained until about a
vear ago, when he removed to
Falls City, accepting a position
with the Missouri Pacific, but a
few months ago returned to this
city and re-entered the employ of
the Burlington. While in tails
Citv Mr. Williams met his fate
and the acquaintance formed
there culminated in the wedding
in Omaha.
The bride is one of the most
rharminer voung ladies in tails
were a fine bunch of gentlemen
and reported a most enjoyable cA and the many friends of the
1 fin. although the rainy weather (ontractinsr parties will extend to
- i - - -
had inlerferred with their trip to
some extent.
The party started from Hia
watha, Kansas, yesterday, most of
Ihe party having their cars laid
up there since tho attempt last
Siihicclav to make the trip, and
thev reached Omaha last night
vhiL it. is not a matter to he
necially proud of, the party
1 i : .
were unan nious in kiuuuk iuul
the worst roads they had en
countered were between this city
and Omaha, and they felt that a
com! draarcinir campaign was
about due.
The secretary of Ihe Kansas
State Automobile association, Mr.
L). E. Walkins, of Kansas City,
was with the party and stated
that they were up against the
same conditions in that state
which prevails here, but that tho
farmers there were waking up
to tho fact that good roads were a
necessity that could not be got
the newly wedded couple their
best wishes for a happy married
Chief Malone of Ihe Burlington
secret service, who has studied
the situation from many angles,
reports that the hobo steers clear
of every city with a rock pile, and
gives his views of the cause of so
many tramps iii this country, as
"Soft-hearted women and easy
iroimr communities are in reality
responsible for Ihe hordes of
tramps which swarm over the
northern country from April till
October," said the chief. "Tho
women give them food and cloth
ing and some furnish them with
money and liTe is made more
pleasant for them than for many
honest men. One community will
ship lliem along t ) another, they
keep on the go, the railroads give
them free rides and they steal
food and clothing from merchan
dise cars if they can't get it from
big-hearted but mistaken people
at their stopping olaccs.
'It does a tramp no good to put
him in jail nor is it any solution
o Ihe problem to send him along
like a football lo another com
inunily. He seldom leaves a com
munity till he has begged money
and food either from the wives of
citizens or obtained lodging am
food from charity organizations
Some of these associations handle
the hoboes right, and make them
labor for what they give them, but
others do not.
"If every town and city would
have u rock pile or have street,
jobs for the Weary Willies or
anything that would make them
toil and toil hard there would soon
be an end to the evil which has
hoi hered decent people for a num
her of years. A tramp seldom
wants to work and he never wants
to work long. He will stand
few hours on a roc I; pile or push
i'iil' :i shovel on Ihe streets, but
A Birthday Party.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening the bunch gather
ed at tho home of Mr. and Mrs.
George Grebe to assist Conrad . in
ceelbraling his 18li birthday. The
evening was passed away in
games and music and a delicious
luncheon was served, Those pres
ent were: . Inez lladley, Lottie
Kopisehki, Barry Warthen, Ernest
Wallengren, Fred Killing, Louie
Smith. Leonard Jones, George
Ivopisihki, Conrad Grebe, Messrs.
and Anion Hrasky,
John Grebe, Ceil Kopisihki,
rlhur Alexander, George Grebe
The friends in attendance wish
'.ourad many more happy birth
Well Pleased With Management
and Royally Entertained Dur
ing Their Short Stay.
From Friday's Dally.
In the matter of prompt pay
ment of insurance policies, tlie
Western Bohemian Fraternal as
sociation, or Z. C. B. J. lodge has
made a very good showing, as to
day William Holly, the local
treasurer, received a draft from
the head office for the sum or
$1,000, made payable to Mrs. Jos
eph Havir, whose husband was
killed two weeks ago yesterday by
an accident in his sawing outfit
at his home. This is certainly
tmhi'nrr ihn mnllop flirmnrh in
away from and were placing their pooJ an(J lhe ,0(ge de
serves great credit in the mat-
roads in proper shape. Mr. W at
tin stated that it cost more to
run the roads through his sec
lion than it would if scientific in road -making were
ter as the money is badly needed
bv the family, as the mother s
sick and the three c hildren are all
small, one of Hkm.i being only
about ten days old.
From Friday s Dau.
Last evening Mrs. J. E. Doug
lass, accompanied by her daugh
ter, Miss Marie, and son, Dean,
departed for Marysville, Missouri,
in response lo a message an
nouncing the serious illness of
the mother of Mrs . Douglass,
Mrs. J. W. Dean. The message
stated she had been taken sick
last Thursday and had grown
worse until her recovery was de
spaired of, and urging the family
to come at once. There had been
no intimation of tier illness and
the news came as a great shock
to Mrs. Douglass and her family
and they at once prepared to de
part for Marysville, hoping that
thev might find their mother and
grandmother improved.
Lame back is usually caused by
rheumatism of the muscles of the
back, for which you will find
nothing better than Chamberlain's
Liniment. For sale by F. G. Fricke
& Co.
From Friday's Dally.
The Knights and Ladies of Se
curity held a most interesting
meeting last evening1 at their
lodge room in the Woodman
building, which was attended by
a large representation of the
members. After tho transaction
of the routine business of the
lodge the members were greatly
surprised by the presentation of
a large and elegant cake from
Mrs. Robert Ward, and it struck
the right spot with the crowd, and
some ice cream beuig secured the
meeting resolved itself into
social session until a late hour.
when the members departed for
their homes, feeling greatly
pleased at the pleasant surprise
given them.
LOST A small brown Cocker
spaniel, answers to name of
"Brownie." Last seen following
farm wagon out of town. Parties
knowing whereabouts please
notify Journal office.
not want to have it, hi
a common thing on his
or else he will quit Ihe
Large Number in Attendance and
Address One of the Best of
the Season.
route. .Nebraska could no use
of Ihe majority of its I ramps in-
ide of a few weeks by making
them do labor stunts whenever
they land.
"As to railroads, they suffer in
divers ways from the houo
nuisance. Their merchandise cars
lire robbed ami fire losses are
sustained and men- iihoimhii Hit-
kept on the jump many months in
the year smoking' out the worth-
ess tourists and chasing them
from freight cars. Sometimes
these worthies show fight and
there has been instances where
thev have commit led murder,
though the average tramp is noth
ing but a low-grade criminal
'I think Ihe lime is ripe to deal
sternly with the tramp problem
iuul settle il richt and Ihe co
operation of every city, town, v
I si are and hamlet in Ihe slate with
Ihe railroads in the manner
have outlined would soon obtain
results. The secret service dt
partmenls of the Nebraska rail
roads will certainly do their part
lo put the hobo down and out."
Nebraska railroads employ spe
cial men lo rid the trams or
tramps. At the present time there
are a number passing through the
slate and they are bound in all
directions. They have rendezvous
along the Republican and Platte
rivers and here in the summer
and late spring they gather in
large numbers. These places are
clearing houses for the profes
sional idlers.
From Saturday's Dully.
The regular number of tlie
occupation" addresses at Ihe
Presbyterian church last evening
drew out a large attendance of
the men of the .nly, both young
and old, to hear tho address of
Rev. A. B. Marshall, president of
Ihe Presbyterian Theological col
lege of Omaha, who spoke on
"The Minister." It had been the
intention to have il. N. Towl of
Omaha address the gathering on
"The Engineer," but ho was un
able to be present and the class
was very lortiinaie m .securing
Dr. Marshall for an address, as he
is one of the ablest of the Pres
byterian ministers in Ihe slate,
and his talk last evening was very
much appreciated Ly those for
tunate enough to attend.
Preceding the lecture Miss
Catherine Dovey sang a most
harming solo and was forced to
espond with an encore, so great
was lhe delight of the hearers at
er sweet and very clear voice.
The ladies of the church had also
prepared a very tempting lunch-
on, which was served to the
gathering and put them in a most
pleasant frame of mind for the
tide lecture of Dr. Marshall.
fn his talk the doctor pointed
out in a series of stories the
great influence a minister can
have for the moral uplilt ol a
community, reciting a number of
slories lo bring onl, his point. Ho
cited the case of a minister sent
lo New Mexico, who had charge of
district of 200 miles which had
t .
never known any religious ieacn
ing ami how the moral influence
of Ihe teaching of the church had
made that section tine of the best
in that stale. He pointed out llu
need of young men lo enter the
ministry lo carry on lhe work of
tho church and lhe great oppor
tunity for good that awaited those
taking up the profession of Ihe
ministry. The lecture was very
pleasing and made a deep impres
sion upon the hearers.
Here From Missouri.
From Saturday's Dallv.
C. C. Noble and wife of .New
Hampton, Missouri, who have
been here for n couple of days
visiting at the home of their son
A. R. Noble and family, departei
this morn in sr. in company with
his son, for little Sioux, Neb
where they will visit relatives. Mr
and Mrs. Noble lire most excellent
people and we were greatly
pleased to meet Mr. Noble, who is
ii (hie citizen of erand old Mis
From Saturday's Dally.
Yesterday the Masonic Home in
this city was visited by a number
of the delegates who were in at
tendance at. the grand lodge of
he Order of Easlern Star, and
everyone in delegation was
loud in their praise of the beauti
ful home that the Masonic frater
nity has prepared for their aged
and helpless members.
The delegates wer& escorted
here by Mr. Fran Young of
Broken Bow, one of the board of
Ihe Home, and were most royally
entertained during their short
slay here by Superintendent and
Mrs. Askwilh, and they were loud
in their praise of the conduct of
the Home, and also deeply grate
ful for Ihe hospitality shown
lliem by the board and the super
intendent and wife. The entire
party was entertained at dinner
at tho Home by the superintend
ent and departed for the me
tropolis in the afternoon feeling
that it was well worth the trip
here to see the establishment, and
the ladies were very much charm
ed with the appearance of tho city
in general, and several of them
remarked that it was one of the
prettiest cities in the state and
that the residents here should be
proud of it.
One of the objects of the visit
was to look oyer '..he establishing
of the orphans' department of the
Home here, and it is expected that
the Yallery residence in lhe same
block will be -converted into the
children's department of the
Home, as it is ideally situated for
Ihe rearing and hiking care of
those of tender years, and where
ey can receive an me exercise
and care necessary for children.
I'he children's depart men! will be
equipped by the Slar lodge and
maintained by them for a year,
and if found to be Miccessful will
be made a permanent, institution.
The Home is I lie object of a
great deal oi pride mini ine mem
bers of Ihe Masonic order and is
one of Ihe llest institutions of its
kind in the stale, and has reached
a high standard of perfection un
der the superintendency of Mr.
Among those in the parly were:
Mesdames H. L. Slarke, Wood
River; J. L. McDonald, Allen
Daugherly. Norfolk: Davis. South
Omaha; Williams, Norfolk; James
West, Laurel; II. C. Simmons,
Norfolk; Harper, Wood River;
Baird. Soulh Onin'ia: W. R. Bir
ney, Omaha: Harriet L. Jackson,
Omaha ; Miss Mary K. McDougal,
Neligh; Mr. Smith. l.'Uig Pine, and
Mr. Young. Broken Bow.
Richard Clark Married.
The many friends in this city of
Richard Clark of Omaha will be
greatly pleased to learn of his
marriage in . the metropolis
Thursday to Miss Minnie Rich
ards. Mr. Clark lias been a fre
quent visitor in this city and has
a host of friends here, who will
extend to the newly wedded pair
their best wishes for their future
happiness. Mr. Clark is associat
ed with his father in Ihe manu
facture of signs in Omaha and
has been very successful in tlie
Adam Kalfenberger of near
Cedar Creek came in this morning
to attend to some trading with
the merchants.
From Friday's Dally.
Mrs. Joseph Droege departed!
this morning for Green River,
Wyoming, where Mie will make a
short visit with her son, Emil,
who is employed at that place and
has had a most successful career
since locating in that city. Mrs.
Droege will greatly enjoy tho trip,
as it has been over ayear since
she has had lhe pleasure of visit
ing with her sou, and it is un
necessary to saylhat the oc
casion will be oiie of great pleas
ure to both the mother and son.
Emil has been playing ball during
lhe summer months and his
reputation as a player is among'
the best in that part of the coun
try and his many friends here
will be delighted to learn that he
is getting along so well.
For Sale.
From Saturday's Dully.
New buggy, ahrness and No. I
single driver. Outfit at the home
of Geo. Marks, Nehawka.
Wes Kivett.