The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 24, 1913, Image 2

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Fire Discovered About 12:30
Today, but no One Can Tell
How the iFire Caught
It Wa a Brick Structure, Erected
About Thirty Year Ago
Loss About $10,000
no t
The large three-story brick
building at the Cass county poorj
farm was completely destroyed by
fire this afternoon, and in a little
over an hour after the discovery
of the fire nothing remained of
the building except the brick
walls,' the interior being com
pletely gutted by the devouring
The fire was discovered while
dinner was being served at 1 tie
farm, as smoke was noticed roll
ing from the roof, and at once Al
bert Schuldice, who was doing
some tinning work on the
.struct ure, climbed to the roof with
a bucket of water, but the whole
roof was in a blaze and it was im
possible to do anything to check
the (lames, and the attention was
given to taking out the inllrm and
aged inmates of the building.
Superintendent Tains rushed into
the burning structure ami car
ried out Miss Latham, a blind
lady 5)0 years of age, who was
making her home there, and the
neighbors succeeded in getting
out some of the furniture in t lie
lower floors.
The flames spread very rapid
ly and the fact that the building
was of brick is the only thing that
prevented the flames spreading to
the outbuildings and I lie stacks of
iSunAliuE NOT KliOl'i!
Dress Special!
We are placing on sale our line of
Street and House Dresses, including
the White Embroidery.
Below is a List of Prices
$18.00 Embroidery (only one left). . .$7.50
7.00 Embroidery $3.48
5.00 Embroidery $3.48
3.75 Embroidery $2.98
3.50 Embroidery $2.98
Fancy Trimmed Dresses
Fancy Trimmed Dresses in Tan, Blue and Pink.
$7.00 Dresses . ; $4.68
G.50 Dresses $3.98
G.00 Dresses $3.98
5.75 Dresses $3.50
House Dresses
At prices to suit all.
$2.75 Dresses $1.89
2.50 Dresses $1.68
2.25 Dresses $1.65
1.75 Dresses $1.39
1.50 Dresses $1.29
1.25 Dresses 98c
Special Prices on Fancy
E. G. Dovey" k Son
grain piled near the barn. With
the rush of the flames the fire
spread from floor to floor and the
different sections fell on the ones
below, making a clean sweep of
the whole interior. There was no
means of fire protection on the
farm and the greedy flames played
at will with the building.
It is not known just the exact
cause of the fire, whether it was
caused from the flue from the
kitchen or not, as when discover
ed, the fire was under too great
headway to investigate. The loss
will be in the neighborhood of
$10,000, and the exact amount of
insurance could not be learned, ft
is most fortunate that the fire oc
curred at the time it did, as if it
had happened in the night the
death of several of the inmates
would probably have been added
to the loss on the building.
County Commissioner Pitz was
engaged in working at the farm of
B. V. Livingston, some miles
southeast of the poor farm, and
at once hurried to the scene of
the disaster to assist in trying to
master the fire, as well as to care
for the inmates, who were com
pelled to flee, together with the
family of the superintendent,
from the burning building. The
prompt action of Superintendent
Tarns and the neighbors in carry
ing water to the stacks of grain
to protect them from the shower
of falling sparks saved them from
being set on fire.
As soon as the alarm was sent
into this city a large number of
citizens in automobiles at once
hastened to the scene of the fire,
but by the time they arrived the
upper story had fallen in and the
lower floors were wrapped in
flames. The inmates and family
of Mr. Tarn were compelled to
leave a greater part of their be
longings in the building, and the
kind neighbors at once offered to
take them to their homes tem
porarily. It is thought that the
old three-story hotel building at
the corner of Third and Granite
street can be secured for the use
of the aged inmates until build
ings can be provided for them at
the farm.
Attendance Fully as Large, If Not
Larger Than the Previous
A crowd fully as large as that
which fathered last week was
present last evening to enjoy the
band concert at the High school,
and while the older ones were
taking in (he delightful music the
little folks enjoyed themselves by
swinging and playing around the
yard. The night was ideal and
cool and the program most pleas
ing to all who attended.
The program was arranged to
please all tastes in music, and the
manner in which the hoys render
ed (he different selections showed
their ability along this line of
music. The overature, "Lusts
piel," which was the second num
ber on the program was given in
a most pleasing manner and re
flected great credit upon the band,
as it is quite a difficult selection,
but the audience was delighted
with the way it was given. The
two request numbers, thet "Sextet
From Lucia" and the "Indian War
Dance," both met with much ap
proval from everyone, and the
band was compelled to play the
"War Dance" as an encore, so
persistent was the applause from
the audience. Two very pleasing
features of the concert were the
selections from "The Time, the
Place and the Girl" and "The
Climax," which consisted of some
of the popular music which has
been beard from the stage during
the past few seasons, and received
the warm approval of the large
crowd, not only for the pleasing
music, but the able manner in
which the band handled themr
These concerts keep growing
in popularity and it is a great
pleasure to the public to gather
and listen to the pleasing music
by our band, which is one of the
best little bands in the state and
the general public should en
courage the boys in their efforts
to develope.
The many friends in this city
of Albert A. Mowman and family
were greatly shocked this morn
ing to learn of the death of Mr.
Bowman yesterday as the result
of the scalding he received Tues
day afternoon at the Ashland
bridge in the overturning of a
derrick on which he was working
as engineer. The following from
I tie State Journal gives the par
ticulars of the death of the un
fortunate man :
Albert A. Bowman, who was
scalded Tuesday afternoon while
employed on the construction of
the new llurlington bridge at
Ashland, died early Wednesday
morning at a Lincoln hospital. He
was so severely burned that from
the first his recovery was con
sidered very doubtful.
.Bowman was engineer of the
derrick, and failure to fasten it
properly caused it to overbalance
the engine operating it and How
man was thrown underneath the
machine and hot steam poured
upon him from disconnected
His wife was with him when he
died. Ho was an old employe of
the railroad, having been in the
service for twenty-three years.
Their home was at Burlington,
Iowa, and Mrs. Tlowman arrived
at Ashland only a few days ago
to visit her husband. He was 53
years old, and is survived by his
wife, an aged mother and several
brothers and sisters. The body
will be taken to Quincy, III., the
old homo of the Bowmans, for
burial Thursday morning at 10
o'clock. Conductor F. 1). Shep
herd will accompany Mrs. Bow
man with the body.
Sells Threshing Outfit.
From Saturday's Dolly.
This morning another fine J. I.
Case threshing outfit arrived in
this city over the Burlington
for Clarence Thacker and will be
used in the neighborhood near
Hock Bluffs. The outfit is one of
the best that has been sent into
this locality and was sold through
Mr. M, F. Manspeaker, the local
agent, and Mr. John Itobbins, the
traveling representative of the
company. Since the time Mr.
Manspeaker took over the agency
the Case machine has been placed
throughout the county, whero a
few years ago they were unknown.
Value of ResL
Nobody can work for a long
time without taking occasional
rest. It is absolutely necessary
to give the tired muscles and
nerves a chance to recuperate.
We should also allow some rest
to our digestive system. The
best rest is fasting. If you feci
that your digestive organs have
been over-worked, first take Trin
er's American Elixir of Bitter
Wine to clean them out and to
strengthen them. Then give them
complete rest and you will be sur
prised how quickly you will re
cover. Triner's American Elixir
of Bitter Wine is, in the usual
disorders of the stomach and
bowels, a dependable remedy,
especially when the symptoms in
clude poor appetite, constipation
and bodily weakness or some in
disposition after meals. At drug
stores. Jos. Triner, 1333-1339 S.
Ashland Ave., Chicago, 111. For
superficial pains you cannot find
a better remedy than Triner's
Last Saturday evening a very
delightful event occurred at the
home of Miss Mable Meisinger,
just south of Cedar Creek, the oc
casion being the celebration of
her sixteenth birthday, and the
many friends of this young lady
gathered at her home to assist
her in celebrating the occasion in
a manner that will not soon be
forgotten, as it was one of great
pleasure, as well as a complete
surprise to Miss Mable, who had
been sent to visit at a neighbor's
for a few hours, and about 8
o'clock was called up over the
telephone and requested to come
home at once. She was not in the
best of spirits when she arrived at
her home, but as soon as she
entered the houses he found it
filled with friends and school
mates, who had gathered to cele
brate her birthday, and she at
once forgot about her visit, which
had been cut short, and entered
into the spirit of the occasion.
The evening was spent most de
lightfully in playing games of all
sorts, and at an appropriate hour
delicious ice cream and cake was
served, which added greatly to the
pleasure of the evening. The
company departed for their homes
at a late hour, wishing Miss Mable
many more such happy birthdays,
leaving with the young lady a
large number of handsome pres
ents. Those in the jolly crowd were:
Misses Helen Hennings, Pearl Sal
berg, Dora Ciauer, Verla Schneid
er, Helen Schneider, fieri rude
Meisinger, Dora Meisinger, Mable
Meisinger, Messrs. Allie Meising
er, Ralph Meisinger, Hudolph Mei
singer, Arthur Meisinger, Law
rence Meisinger, Carl Meisinger,
Lloyd Schneider, John flauer, Al
bert Hennings, Herman Heijnie,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Meisinger, Mr.
and Mrs. (1. L. Meisinger.
A very agreeable and pleasant
surprise was given Anton 11.
Koubeck last evening m Omaha
by some ten of his friends in that
city and the event was one very
pleasing to all who attended.
Tony was to start today on a few
days' vacation, and his friends de
cided to give him a little send-olT
before ho left. Lew Reynolds, a
close friend of Mr. Koubeck, ar
ranged the affair and called for
Tony when he had finished his
work and walked with him to his
rooming house, and on arriving
there Tony was requested to come
up and visit for a few minutes,
and when he entered the room he
found it all lighted up and his
friends sitting around, and that
he was dumbfounded is putting it
mildly. After recovering from
his surprise Tony made the com
pany feel completely at home and
a most delightful evening was en
joyed. Peter Nelson favored the
gathering with several numbers
on his Herman zither and several
vocal selections, which were very
pleasing. The boys had come well
laden with refreshments and they
enjoyed themselves to the utmost
until a late hour, when they de
parted, wishing Tony a pleasant
time during his vacat ion.
Adam Meisinger, from ne-ar
Cedar Creek, was in the cit,u Mon
day tif thin Week and called at the
Journal oftVe to renew his subscription.
Horvost qIg Special!
...One Day Only...
!. UgsgoH's ons
Always the Home
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. C. L.
Rundslrom and children arrived
from Omaha and the family will
make their home in the Sullivan
properly on South Eleventh street.
Mr. Ilundslroni is the manager of
the Hering drug store and has
made preparations for those de
siring to have prescriptions filled
at night to call No. 177 and it will
be attended to, either by himself
or Mr. Ludwig Miller, who is to
make his home at the Rundslrom
Editor of the Plattsmouth
Journal. Dear Sir: I saw an ac
count a few days ago in your
paper of a big battle at W. A.
Taylor's. If the survivors will
meet with us at Riverside park on
Sunday, July 27, i!)13, I hey will
become civilized, and their im
plements of war will become relics
of the past. The "Bucks of the
Timber" will hold their annual
picnic on that dale, and anyone
wishing to become a member will
be initiated free of charge at that
lime. Everybody invited; bring
your baskets tilled with good
things to eat and have the time
of your life.
Thomson, Dentist, Gund Bldg.
IF you're going for a few days' or
weeks' outing, you'll enjoy the
comfort that comes with carrying a
good suit case or traveling bag.
Here are a few specials:
Lot 67. Genuine cowhide suitcase, dark
brown or russet color, cowhide leather cor
ners and fine handle to match color. Shirt
fold in lid, straps inside, in lid and body.
Workmanship, style and durability equal to
the best cases on the market. Price $5.00.
Lot 87. A new three-piece bag in the latest
and best selling shape. Made of heavy black
Walrus grain leather with pocket on one
side. Frame leather covered. Price, $5.00.
Lot 98. Genuine cane case, more durable
than rattan or matting, lighter than leather.
Cowhide leather handle and corners. One
inch straps all around. Brass lock and
catches. Price $4.50.
Lot 35. Very fine, light weight, matting
case, all edges bound, best leather handle
and corners, lined fine grade light color
striped cloth with tuck pocket in lid. Price $3.
Complete line of Cases and Bags,
ranging in price from $1.50 to $16.50.
Mirk'" fffff
of Satisfaction
Two elegant and up-to-date
water systems have just been in
stalled at the homes of William
and Albert A. Wetenkamp, near
Mynard, by Warga & Cecil. The
system consists of a patent pump
ing arrangement that is attached
to the windmill and conveys the
water into a large tank in the cel
lar of the house, where it. is
forced by pressure up into the
house, and the firm fixed both of
the houses up with the most im
proved range water heaters, as
well as fine bath room outfits, and
the farm house is now as fully
equipped as the most modern
house in town in regard to the
m'atter of water works. The
pump put in the Wetenkamp
homes is so arranged that when
sufficient water is in the tank it
will cease pumping automatically.
This work is the source of much
pride, not only to the gentlemen
doing the work, but the owners of
the houses as well.
Miss Jennie Batton returned
this morning from Peru, where
she had been visiting her sister,
Miss Nora, at the stale noi-mal
school there.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they on n not roach the
Uncased portion of the ear. There U only one
way to cure deafness, anil that In by constitution
al remedies. Deafness la caused by an Inhumed
condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian
Tube. When this tube Is inflamed you have, a
rmubllnjr found or lnierfcct hearing, and when
It Is entirely closed lieafness la the result, and
unless the lnfluniniation ran be taken out ami
this tube restored to Its normal condition, hear
ing will bo destroyed forever; nine cases out of
ten are caused by Catarrh, which la nothing but
an Intluineil condition of tho mucous surfaces.
Wo will give (ne Hundred Dollars for any ca
of DeufnesH (caused by catarrh) that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circu
lars, free.
jl F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall s Family Tills for constipation.