The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 11, 1913, Image 1

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NO. G2.
River Will Bo Checked by Govern-
ment and Burlington From Cut
ting on the Iowa Side.
From Friday's Daily.
The matter of protecting (he
banks on the Iowa side of the
.Missouri river from the encroach
ments of that stream, which has
been a great Problem tolhe
officials of the Burlington rail
road, as well as the land owners
along' the stream. seems in a fair
way of being- settled, according to
reports received from Iowa.
The matter looks fair for being
seltled, as the United Stalesgov
ernmenl and the Burlington rail
road have ayrcod on an ap
propriation of spo.noo for the
purpose of riprapping the bank of
the river between Folsom and the
east end of the big bridge, where
so nruch damage v;n done tliis
spring, and where it seemed for
a time the river would cut in be
hind the bridge" and leave It over
a dry river-bed, as the Missouri
seemed determined to force a pas
sage for itself near Pacific Junc
tion. - . ; J
Recently Claude F. Andrerson,
the banker at Pacific Junction,
was sent as a special represent
ative oi inr 1 1 1 s countv pernio lo
Washington to try and prevail
upon the government to take
some action to protect the land
owners and the railroad from the
loss of their propertv from the
ravages of the river, and his nif
sin seems crowned witn suc
cess. .
At I lie last session. or congress
STn.Otiii was appropriated for the
work of this kind along; the river
and the money w;(s placed; in
charge of tin- chief engineer of
the war department for this di
1 riot at Kansas- City, but the
linpes'of the residents along the
river in Mills county were damp
ened a hurt time ago when it was
learned that 'only J? 1,200 had been
set a-dde for Ihe worli near Fd
sim. fiutl it was to try and secure
a inure fair appropriation that
Mr. Anderson. was sent to Wash
ington. Tli's matter was threshed
over hv the war department and
it was found very difficult to set
tle, as il would invoJve the reduc
ing of the appropriations made to
olln-r points, but finally the-government
agreed to furnish the
sum nf .?.(. 000 if Ihe land own
ers and the railroad would each
put up an equal sum.
The matter hung fire for some
time, as the land owners, who
have -suffered greatly from losses
by the river,-could not meet the
conditions irnposed by the gov-;
eminent, but the Burlington
llnally came to hhe rescue of the
situation and-offered to advance
the ?30,000 for the land owners,
in addition to their own ap
propriation of $30,000,; provided
the government would allow them
to have supervision of the work
and meet all conditions a,s they
might arise. .This matter was a
stumbling block for. some time,
until the war department agreed
to the proposition, if Major
Deakvone. the chief engineer of
the war department, would ap
prove it, and the railroad officials
paid a visit to him at Kansas Cily
and the matter was arranged to
the satisfaction of everyone.
The Burlington contracts to put
in the riprap at i0 per foot, or
it, 000 feet for Ihe $90,000. - This
will carry the work from the pres
ent riprap down the river and well
beyond the point on the-Keyser
land. This will throw" the current
into the proper channel, and iL is
believed wilt keep it there until it
reaches the section .just above the
bridge that has already been pro
tected by the railroad company.
The price is less than the same
class of work Has heretofore cost
the government, and the Burling
ton's "experience and interest- is
an insurance that the work
done in the best possible manner.
One feature will be that the frack
grade will be raised high enough
lo provide an absolutely safe levee
against the highest raises of the
river. The Burlington is anxious
fl.v at I. , -1 11 . a
io j,ei ui me woik wnne tne tow
stage of the water makes it favor
able, and it is probable that-ar
tivities will commence at once.
Secures IWore Darnproof Hose
message nas just Deen re
ceived from C. C. Weseolf, the
buyer for Wescot ts Sons, who is
m Chicago, announcing that h
has just been able to secure an
other 100 dozen of the celebrated
Darnproof hose, which are sold at
six pair pair for CO cents-. . The
firm during the past few months
1 . - 11. m- s-. t . ....
nas soiu some D.uni pairs oi lliese
hose in Plallsmouth and vicinilv
From Friday's Dally.
This morning R. P. Taylor and
wwe arrived in tins citv lor a
hart visit with Mrs. Tavlor's
brother, James M. Robertson and
lannly, before continuing on to
their home at Franklin. Nebraska
at rn i
.wr. xayior ana wue nave just re
turned from a visit to their old
lome in Scotland and greatly en
joyed the visit among the scenes
of their younger days." Mr. and
Mrs. ray lor came over in the
'olumbia of the Anchor line, run
ning between .New ork and (!las-
ow, and report having saw lloat-
ing ice some twelve miles from
the vessel on which they were
traveling. This is the eleventh
trip across the water for Mr. Tay
lor and it is very interesting to
hear liim discuss the differences
between conditions in our country
and in Scotland.
From Friday's Daily. y
The condition of Judge II. D.
Travis is reported as heng much
improved at the hospital in Oman
ha. where he is taking treatment,
and the most cheerful prospects
are entertained for his recovery
from his illness. lie takes plenty
of exercise each day and is ap
parently being greatly benefitey
bv the treatment given him, and
while far from well, has shown
such a marked .improvement that
his family anil frie.nds are over
joyed at the prospects rot lus re
covery. That the judge is im
proving is mighty pood news, as
he is one of the best judges on
the-district bench in Ihe stale and
the loss of his services would bt-
a severe blow to' the judicial dis
t riot over which he presides.
From Friday's Daily.
Twowvery serious accidents are
reported from ' I he vicinity of
Murray yesterday, as the result of
which the victims will be laid up
for some lime. The most serious
accident, was that of Freddie
Shoemaker, who was injured at
the 'home of his father. Henrv
Shoemaker, southwest if Murray
The young man was thrown 'from
a hog chute to, the ground, quite
a distance, and was knocked un
conscious, and Dr. (i. H. CJilmore
was summoned from Murray to
attend the young man, and it was
discovered upon examination that
he was suffering from concussion
of the brain and was in uuite a
serious condition. The injured
lad was made as comfortable as
possible and was reported in the
evening" as getting- along as well
as could be expected under the
The second accident occurred
at the farm of W. J. Patridge,
some eight miles southwest of
Murray, when Charles .Tefferies,
who is emplo3-ed on the farm,
was thrown from a hay rack on
which he was riding, and striking
the hard ground was knocked un
conscious and was generally bad
y bruised up and received 'a bad
injury to nis right ankle. lne.
young man was confined to lus
bed by his injuries and it will be
some time before he will be able
to be out again.
Returns From Oklahoma School.
From Friday's Dally.
Miss Ka Allison returned last,
evening from Weatherford, Okla.,
where she had been teaching at I
the summer normal school for
several months. Miss Allison has
been an instructor in Oklahoma
schools and in the university
there and ranks among Ihe lead
ing- euueators in ine state and is
in constant demand for teaching
there, where her work along
educational lines is best known.
She will remain here with her
mother, Mrs. Mary Allison, for
soma time, resting from her
school duties.-
Mr. Wilson Walter Moore and
Miss Helen Margaret Spies
United in Wedlock.
Operated on for Appendicitis.
Mrs. Edward Sprieck of Stan
ton, Neb., was operated on for ap
pendicitis at the Omaha fiencral
hospital yesterday, and at last re
ports was getting along nicely
and seemed: on the way to re
covery, Mrs. Sprieck is the adopt
ed daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
McNurlin. of this city and they
were at, the hospital to visit with
their daughter yesterday. The
many friends of Mrs. Sprieck
thoroughout the county will await
with much anxiety for favorable
news from her sick bed.
Something That Will Bo Very
Much Appreciated by Troso
Trading In City.
The bills for the twenty-fifth
annual old settlers' reunion of
Cass and adjoining counties have
been prinled' and ' distributed
throughout different sections of
Ihe county and the old residents
are looking forward with pleasur"
lo this event, as it affords them
an opportunity to meet with obi
neighbors and friends. The event
will take place at Union, in this
county, on Friday and Saturday,
August l.r and 10, in the beauti
ful grove southwest of that placet
where the reunion was held last
.year. The . people of Union al
ways exert, themselves to the ut
most to make these (lays pleasant
ones for the visitors and the re
union is always looked forward to
with much pleasure.
Has His Finger Mashed.
From Saturday'!. Daily.
tieorge Bagley, who. is employ
ed in the car repair department at
the shops, received quite a severe
injury to his left hand this morn
ing while engaged at, his vork. He
got' his; finger caught between a
bolt and a piece of board, with the
result that the finger was severely
mashed, ami the unfortunate man
wilr be forced to take a, few days
layoff frcmi his duties until the
member is well.
Keep comfortable. Use Talcum
powder. This we ok at Gerlng &
Co8, 7c and 15c. Fhone 3G.
From Friday's Dallv.
The following from the Omaha;
Bee of tjjis morning gives the ac
count of a narrow escape" of'an
Omaha automobile party from a
serious accident on Ihe road from
tliis citv to Omaha and shows the
need of having persons to look
auer ine uriuges anu oangrous
places in the roads that are liable
to cause a serious accident and
perhaps the death of some per
"A parly of motorists from
Omaha had a narrow escape from
death last night at the bridge
over the Pappio river, two miles
sout.1i of Fort ('rook, on the
Plattsmouth turnpike. The
bridge was open and without
danger lights, when the "motor
car driven by Chauffeur Harry
Lusk and occupied by Dr. and
Mrs. Robert Oilniore, Miss Amy
Oilmore and Mrs. O. D. Woodward
of Kansas City drove up. Lusk
saw the danger just in time to
avoid running into the open
stream. He blocked the road to
prevent other motorists runninj
into the stream and then brought
the party to Omaha.
From Saturday's Daily.
The picnic .held at Avoca
Thursday was one of the largest
that has been held at that place
so far. and from early morning
until late at night the village was
crowded with visitors, and those
attending from this city report
the number of automobiles at
something astonishing and that it
was almost impossible to get out
to the park where the picnic was
held, as the roadway was filled
with cars going and coming from
the grounds. ,
The success ofrthe picnic is a
tribute to the live and energetic
citizens of Avoca, who have work
ed early and late for the success
of the affair, and their example of
pushand energy is worthy of be
ing followed by the other towns
of the county who expect to hold
celebrations of different, kinds
during tbe coming few months.
The celebration drew persons
from every section of the county
and everyone who attended fell
that the .citizens of Avoca had
done themselve-ri--4roud ' in the
matter of the celebration and
next year they will be greeted by
an even greater crowd or en
thusiastic visitors. Tulene
Brothers of this city were present
at the picnic with their merry-go-
round and assisted in furnishing
amusement for those caring for
that kind of sport.
From Saturday's Dally.
This morning at 8 o'colck, at
St.. John's Roman Catholic church,
occurred the marriage of Mr
Wilson Walter Moore and Miss
Helen Margaret Spies, the cere-mon3-
being attended by a large
number of relatives and friends.
The beautiful solemn nuptial high
mass of Hie church was perform
ed by l alher M. A-. Shine, rector
of the church, and the ceremony
that united these two happj-
hearts was celebrated in a very
impressive mafliier.
Preceding' the entrance of the
wedding party into the church
Miss Opal Fitzgerald sang, in a'
very sweet and charming man
ner. 1 Love ion truly, tne ac
companiment t being played by
Miss Marie Fitzgerald and W. R.
Ilollv on Ihe violin. Promptly as
the notes of the wedding march
sounded the wedding party enter
ed Ihe church and took Iheir sta
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening the High school
grounds were filled by a large and
enthusiastic crowd to enjoy . the
concert offered by the Burlington
band, and the music was excellent
and added further to the fine
showing made by the band so far
this season. " The program had
been selected with great care and
embraced selections from the best
composers and all were handled
by the band in excellent shape.
Especially were the two numbers
of Tobani, "Our Wedding Day"
and 'the always beautiful "Hearts
and Flowers" much appreciated
by the audience, who were de
lighted with the manner in which
they were given. A very pleasing
beforc the priest, where the and odd selection was that of the
unite them
From Friday's Dally.
This morning a very painful
accident occurred to Don Seivers,
who is employed in the store de
partment at the Burlington shops,
while he was engaged at b'is work,
He was working in a pile of scrap
iron, and in moving some of the
scrap around a draw-bar yoke bo
came dislodged and fell over on
Don's foot, badly mashing all the
toes on his left foot and injuring
some of the tendons of the fool
From Friday's Daily.
The county commissioners at
their meeting, in this city this
week entered into a contract with'
Guy D. McMaken for the wrecking
of the walls of the building at
the county farm that was recent
ly destroyed by fire, and it was
expected to start the work today
on Ihe structure in order lo place
the foundation in position for the
erecting of a new building as
soon as possible. The commis
sioners also passed a resolution
appropriating the sum of 1,500,
which will be used toward the re
building of." the structure, and
with the $5,000 secured from the
insurance on Ihe-building, will
rive some 35,500 to start the wprk
of the building on. If it is pos
sible to carry on the work without
the need of a special election it
will be a big saving to the tax
payers, as the cost of the election
would run into the neighborhood
of SS00, and this would help
greatly in the erection of a new
Father Wynn Wot So Well.
From Saturday's Dally.
The condition of "Father" Wil
liam Wynn is reported this morn
ing as being not as well as before.
and if. was necessary to convey the as be spent a very bad night and
injured inan.ti ine oiuce ot tne seemed much weaker and had
surgeon, wiiere tne wounds were great difficulty in resting, as the
dressed and he was sent home, hot, sultry weather seems to have
where he will enjoy a short rest affected him crenilv and has
from his duties. The injuries greatly discouraged his family
were very paintul, although it. is and friends, but. thev hone that hefearh other
not, tliougnt tnat anytning serious I wU-1 be able to rally from the
wijj result. sinking spell wilhout. serious re
sults. "
words that were to
for life were spoken.
The bride, who was handsome
ly attired in white charmouse with
the long llowing veil' of white
tulle, made a very charming pic
ture and "was attended by h'er sis
ter, Miss Hermie Spies, as maid
of-honor, who was very charming
in a costume of pale blue. The
entrance of thV bride was pre
ceded bv the bridesmaids. Misses
Delia Moore and Helen Egenberg
er. and they were joined at the
altar by the ' attendants of Ihe
groom, ' Messrs. Andrew Moore
and Louis Epenberger. . As the
guests arrived at the church they
were shown to Iheir seats by the
ushers, Misses. Marie Spies. Jes
sie Moore. F.theJ Leyda. Lsther
Larson, Emma Bauer and Chris
tine Soennichsen, 'who were all
gowned most, exquisitely, and
as thev gathered at the chancel
rail made a very charmin
piehire .
Following the ceremony the
wedding" party proceeded to the
home of Ihe bride for a few min
utes and were then driven to the
Burlington station, where the
bride and groom departed on No.
i for St. Joseph, Missouri, from
where they', will proceed to the
former home of Ihe groom at King
City, Missouri, for ,a short visit
with relatives and will be at home
to their friends in this city after
September .
The bride is one of our most
charming 'young ladies. the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Spits, -and has been reared lo
wmianhood in this city, where
her sweet and charming disposi
tion has won her a host of
friends, who will rejoice with her
in tier new-iound Happiness and
wish her and her worthy husband
a long and happy married life
Mrs. Moore is a graduate of the
Plattsmouth High school and is a
very talented young lady and her
friends are greatly pleased that
she will continue to make her
home in this city
The groom is a son of Mrs.
Adah Moore and is a young man
of more than usual excellence in
character and has been for the
past few months connected with
the Journal printing plant,
and all who have the pleasure of
his acquaintance are his friend
and all join in wishing that the
pathway of himself and wife
through life may be filled with
sunshine and that they will find
the supremest ' happiness with
Oarden Matinee," and the num
ber, "Yankee" Bird," brought out
a vigorous hand from the audi
ence, who were very much pleased
with its lively strains. Taken as
a whole the program was excel
lent and the large crowd attested
the interest, as well as the pleas
ure these concerts give the pub
lic and it affords a splendid- mid
week-entertainment during the
heated months, when the, citizens
can get. Out in the cool of theeven-
ing with their friends and fam
ilies and enjoy the delightful
music of the band. The concert
next week will be given at. Garfield
park, in the south part, of the city,
anVj afford a treat to those resid
ing in that part oi town.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday evening Judge Ram
sey received a telegram conveying
the sad int'elligence that, his
joungest sister, Miss Rebecca
Ramsey, died yesterday morning
at the old home jiear Hoo&stown,
Beaver county, Pennsylvania. She
was just past oi years old ana
was tne youngest ot a iamiiy oi
eight children, of whom only two
are now living, the judge and
Mrs. Bella R. Waterman of Hay
Springs. Neb.7 and who, -with her
daughter. Miss Ethel, recently
visited at the 'Ramsey home in
Plattsmouth. A more extended
notice will appear later.
A suggestion that sounds
mighty good in regard to provid
ing for the comfort of visitors in
the smaller cities of the state ap
pears In the Valparaiso Visitor of
a recent date, and it is very time
ly and might well be taken note
of in this city, where the accom
modations for those visiting or
trading are none of the best.
What is very badly needed here is
some rest room where the farm
ers and their families can rest
while in the cily, and while many
Of the store have met the proposi
tion by having places fixed in
their stores for their customers,
still the great need of a central
place where anyone can drop in
to rest for a few minutes is very
badly needed. A room could be
procured easily and 'fitted up with
chairs and tables and some read
ing matter and ice water in the
summer-time and it would be
much appreciated by everyone
who comes to this city from the ,
surrounding country to trade, as
well as for use in celebrations.
The article from the Visitor is as
follows :
"There are many of the smaller
cities in Nebraska that have prac
tically no provisions made along
the line of public cdmfort for
those who come to their town for
business or trade. This is nof. a
pleasant matter to discuss, but it
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is a matter or no little importance
to many places, and it is some
thing thai business men ami
Commercial clubs can well afford
to stop and think about, for if is
some of those, little things that
count the. largest in making sur
roiinding trade appreciative of a
town. When the seasons of big
celebrations come, when towns
celebrate the Fourth' of July or
inaugurate picnics and festivals,
how often do they entirely neglect
this one simple proposition of
having provisions made for the
public comfort of those who
come? This is. not a work of any
prominence in the way of de
velopment work in a town, but at
the same time it is just as im
portant and more so than many
expensive improvements that are
done to entertain and interest
trade. It is worth more than
thinking about. It is worth act
ing upon and these suggestions
are made' in the hope that our
own town will realize the value it
will be to establish a public corn
fort station for the . accommoda
tion of men, women and children.
Cass County's Crops.
Frank McNurlin of northeast
of town was in town last week and
said that he had been in the
county 45 years and had never
seen such oats as his neighbor,
Charley Hinze, raised this year,
lie had five acres that made 85
bushels to the acre. What is the
matter with Cass bounty land? It
don't need irrigation. If this dry
weather continues it will'cut our
From Friday's Dally. -
Tiff C. MpU'ao rf rimnhfl
manager of the western branch of r . V ut wun-
the Inter-Slate Auto company, is oul . crop tne county has
in the citv for a few days looking a'ready Produced a record-break-
after business matters for his "e Tu- V' uais ana nay
. . tin sav nof nine sdnut ik.
corr.nanv. 'i ne Inter-JS ate oeo-r . " amuum
pit; Jirtr; i'ct'll vri v puttcaiui nt. i . . - '
their work in this locality and " " ' JS "ort now it
have disposed of a number of g"""1" lore Part oi the
their, machines, and they have
Dr. d. II. Oilmore, Bert Jami
son, ill 1 roop anu rarl Jenkins
of Murray comprised a party of
Omaha visitors this morning, go
ing to?the metropolis via the Kan
sas City-Omaha Scenic route.
Miss Janet Brantner of Pender
came down Saturday evening and
will visit here for a short time
with her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Cory. -
Picnic at Eagle.
. The Sixth Annual Picnic will be
held at Eagle Thursday, August
21. A cordial invitation is extend
ed to everyone to come and enjoy
themselves. All kinds of amuse
ments. Accommodations for all.
given great satisfaction to an
who ahve purchased them and
there is no testimony as strong
in favor of an'automobile as that
of satisfied customers, and it is
.ii matter of much pride to Mr. Mc-
Kce and his company that they
have been so successful in this
season. Stand up for Cass coun-l'-
Weeping Water Republican.
Good Surrey for Sals Cheap.
A light, two-seated surrey,
nearly new, will sell. Call on me
at Mynard.- W. B. Porter.
8-4-Imo-wkly I & Co.
Is Ovecome by Heat.
From Saturdays Daiir.
This morning while at. work in
his shoe store Joseph Fetzer was
overcome by the extreme heat
and it was necessary to remove
him to his home. While the at
tack was not severe, still it was
thought best to give the patient
rest in the cool of his home.
J Phono 36 for anything In the
drug line. Free deliver, ninn
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