The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 25, 1913, Image 1
moutb journal VOL. XXXII. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 1913. NO. 67. Platte MEETING OF THE COMMERCIAL CLUB Question of a Fall Festival Con sidered and Committee Appoint ed to See What Could Be Done. From Friday's Dally. The in. -H ing of lli. Commercial flub la-t evening was not altend- I by as large a number as it should have been. tii' doubtless to the warm weather, but the few who assembled there -pent con siderable I i ii i in the .lisni-i"ii of M-MTiil project s for the better ment of the city. 'I'h.' c. r 1 1 1 1 it I that has had the hitch-rack pro position on tap reported that they lia.l secured til. placing of two blocks of racks, one on S.- -nt ii an.! n. on Thir.l street, which has greatly increased tin- ef ficiency .f th' racks in raring for tfi.' teams of tli.' farmers. President Schneider, in speak i 1 1 tr of the efforts that ha.l been made to .H'tirc better service nvcr th- Missouri Pacific, slated that h' had r-c.'i -il no official notifi cation from th.- -tat.- railway -oni!ni-in as ( th. date wti.'n tli.- hearing of th.-; matter wniihl (nun- up. but that In- hul n tir.-d in tli.- paper that it would occur mi Friday. September and he thought tin' city ought to prepare for a strong- fight to secure the much-needed s.-r ic. The matter of the bridges in tliis city that fr liie past seeral montbs have been .ut. was dis cuss, -d at some length by tin dif ferent members. It was barn.-d that the county commissioners liad that afternoon received the plans and speciticat ions from the state engineer in regard to the erecting "f the new bridges. Mr. I.ushinsky. in speaking' of the matter, stated that he had been informed I hat pome or the com missioners would favor turning half of the money that would bo necessary for the bridges to the city if they could create a sewer district. The amount secured through this source would be about 1.oim. which would not pn a long" way in the construction f the s,.ver. The general sentiment seemed to be that the city and council should try and reach some agreement in regard to the nat ter and try if possible lo secure the extension of the sewer to do away with the bridges, which are a constant source of trouble Jo the county, as well as the city. Mr. I.ushinsky informed the club that the city could not do anything for the present year, as the levy had been made for the purpose of running the city and no provision having been made fur the sewer, it would have to wait until the next levy was made. A committee of three was finally selected to wait on the city council and the board of county commissioners and see what could be done in re tard to the matter. The question of a fall festival or not was then brought up. and occasioned considerable discus sion, and although there was not any that did not think it a good thin? to have, they were shy about trying to put it through. Mr. William Harclay stated that there had been lots of talk in regard to a fall festival here, and as this was the largest town in the coun ty and the county seat, he thought that some sort of an enertain ment should be arranged, as the people who come to this city to 1rade had a right to expect- some sort of an entertainment, even if only for a couple of days. J. P. Falter said the club should take into consideration the con dition of crops in this section in pettir.tr up a festival, and as the corn crop was light, he did not think the farmers would be en thusiastic over the matter. He said if the festival was gotten up it ought to be a good one, or not at all. (Itiy I. MeMaken was strong for the festival proposition, and be lieved that it was time to decide on the matter at once, either for or against, and not have the mat ter hanging fire. E. A. Wurl staled he had talked with a great many of the citizens and there seemed to be a great leal of uncertainly as to just what they wanted and all hail separate ideas of what should be done. He was more in favor of binning a small stock company to erect a live stock pavilion, where line cattle could be exhibited each year by the farmers, and make a regular f.-afui f this event. He believed a festival to be success ful would require the expenditure of almost s,2uo to make it a go. After considerable argument for and against, the fall festival was referred to a committee of two. (iny MeMaken and J. V. Hall, who will sound the business men to see what can be done in the matter, and. if possible, try and put on a fall festival. SILOS ARE A GREAT SAVING 10 FARMERS A Visit to the James Marasek Farm, Where One Has Re cently Been Erected. From Friday's Dally. Yesterday .afternoon .ludge A. J. Heesou. County Register of Iieeds Snyder, Ieputy County Cl.-rk Frank Fiber-hall, Attorney J. M. I.eyda and a representative of the Journal paid a isit to the Jam.s Marasek farm, south of this city, going out in the auto of the judge's, and witnessed the putting away of the winter's feed for the stuck in the silo. This method of making use of the corn stalks has become more and more general each year and the results of it has been that the farmers are able to realize more from their stuck than it would be pos sible otherwise, and at the same lime utilizing a great part of their coi n that would go to waste. Mr. Marasek has a silo holding ion tons of this feed and esi mates j will take the corn from nine acres to till the silo, which will last-him all winter and make the best feed in the world for his cows and increase their milk sup ply at least Jt per cent. The scene at the farm was a very busy one, there being some fourteen men employed at cutting the corn, hauling it to the feed cutter and in placing the chopped feed in proper shoe for keeping. The stalks are fed into the machine, where they are cut into small pieces and forced up a long' chute into the silo itself, where a num ber of men are employed in tramping down the feed to pack it in order t keep the moisture in the stalks. After the silo is filled as much as desired it is closed and in a short time what might be called the cooking of the feed starts, as the silo has a great heat, and al though the sap of the chopped stalks becomes sour, the heat that follows cures the mixture in the proper way to give it the flavor that is so much relished by the stock. The use of the silo will be the means of saving much to the farmers this year from their corn crop, and Mr. Marasek has shown his spirit of w ide-awakeness by taking advantage of the situation to prepare his feed for the winter. The use of the silos is even more extensive in the western part of the state than in this section, and the farmers have found it saves them a great deal of time and money in taking care of what would otherwise be greatly wasted. Hurrah for Governor Morehead. According to the Lincoln State Journal, the good roads advocates will have an opportunity to show their enthusiasm by their acts. Missouri men turned out and worked the roads, and we believe Nebraska men will do the same. The Journal says: "Ciovernor Morehead said yesterday he in fended to issue, a proclamation calling upon the people to devote two days to the building of good roads. Ho signified his willing ness to put on overalls and do some work himself. 'I believe I was cut out for a good road super visor, rather than a good gov ernor,' he said when he was asked if he desired a competent person to direct his labor with the shovel." M . NORTON DIES ATKEARNEY This Esteemed Lady Passed Away Friday Afternoon at the Kearney Hospital. From Saturday's Dallv. Yesterday afternoon the infor mation was received here by Hugh Norton, the agent for the Missouri I'acilic railway, of the death of his wife at the hospital in Hast ings, where she had been for some I inn- taking treatment. Mrs. Norton had been in very poor health for a number of years and the sickness at last developed into that dread disease, tuber culosis, which was aided by a nervous breakdown that made her an easy victim tor the ravages oi the malady, and f.u the past few months the end has been for seen. J-or some time .Mrs. .Nor ton was at the tuberculosis hos pital at Kearney taking treatment but while there her Condition be came so poorly that it wa thought best to have tier remove, to the hospital at Hastings. The d.-alh of Mis. Norton will occasion deep regret among- all those who knew her. as she had made many friends while resid ing h.-re. although in such poor health that it was impossible f" her during the last few months that she was here to be out am around. The husband, and lw little children, who are at a horn, for children at York. Neb., an left to mourn the loss of this lov ing- wife and mot her. The body will be brought to this citv on No. 2 this evening and the funeral wilt be held -from tin home on Chicago avenue at 0 ..'clock Sunday morning, and the interment made in Oak Hill cem etery beside that of the little child of Mr. and Mrs .Norton, who preceded the mother in death several months ago. UNITED STATES SURVEYORS CREATE UNNECESSARY ALARM From Saturday's Dally. For some time the report has been circulating in the south and east parts of the county in regard to the strange actions of parties who have been going through that locality, apparently without any object, and several parties were of the opinion that they were not of perfectly sound mind.. The partiesi (raveled in an automobile and several times were seen to leave their machine by the side of the road and disappear in the neighboring corn fields, and on some occasions it would be almost half a day before they reappeared and rode oil" in their car. The matter was finally brought to the attention of Sheriff Quintoii. who yesterday went out to the locality where they had last been seen, and after a short hunt came up with the party, and discovered that they were a party of men do ing some surveying for the Unit ed States government through this section, and that in following their work it was necessary for them to leave their automobile at intervals, which accounted for the actions that, had caused so much alarm. They carried their tools in small holsters attached to their belts, which led to the report that thev were armed. Files Suit for Divorce. A suit for divorce was filed this morning in the office of the dist inct clerk entitled Mrs. Nellie Ma jor vs. John Major. The plain tiff in her petition for divorce states that they were married in Crawford. Nebraska, on March 21. 18S. and since 180.1 have both been residents of this county. The petition alleges cruelty as the cause for divorce alleging that in May, 1913, and on occasions since that time the defendant has been guilty of several acts of cruelty toward the plaintiff. Mrs. Major also asks that the custody of the minor children of the unjon be given to her. Files Suit in Partition. From Saturday's Pallv. . suit in partition was tiled to day in the olliee of Cl.-rk of the District Court James Robertson entitled James Ingwersun vs. Richard lngwerson, et al. The ease is to settle Up some land owin-d by the late Fr.-d. -rick A. lngwerson, who died on September 1, 1 '.-'. and his wife died last month and the children and heirs desire to have the matter settled up. The defendant has purchased the undivided interests of all the heirs with the except ion. of that of the plaiiitilf, who has an un divided one-tenth interest in the estate, and the suit is to clear the matter up. The land is located near Nehawka. SUGGESTION ABOUTTHIS YEAR'S CORN CROP Farmers Will Do Well to Look the Silo Proposition Over and Note the Saving. The following from Oeorge K. Anderson, ci mi;i; issj, ,ner of agri culture for the Missouri Pacific railway, should be read by every farmer in Cass county and profit I herefrom : If you are in the drouth affect ed region and your corn has not matured, still, if you have a silo, you are in a position to convert this interrupted growth of corn into a very fair quality of silage. To do this, let it stand as long as there is a prospect of futrher growth in the event of rain. Then, when it has matured as far as possible, or as i likely, put it in t he silo. , If it is so dry as to feel spongy and pithy under foot when being packed in the silo, add water to it. The difference between field-cured fodder and silage is that the silage contains suo pours. Is more water, from which you can see that if your corn has dried up, a steady stream from a pump di rected either into the blower or into the silo during the filling and packing, and well distributed, will not be too much water to add to the silage in order to restore it to the moisture condition neces sary, and the pumping should be kept up while the other men are at dinner. A daily ration of twenty pounds of silage, a like amount of wheat (raw and one pound of oil cake will take a cow through the win ter and add 10o pounds to her weight, -vhile she has a calf: and unlimited silage and straw, with out any concentrated feed, has taken her through and added 200 pounds in weight. Silage, how ever is not a well balanced ration. nor is silage and straw. It gives its best result when fed with more nitrogenous feed: but if you have ensilage you can hold onto your lock. And this is the Jime to hold on if von can do so. CROPS IN NORTHEAST IOWA IN FINE CONDITION R. L. Propst, the genial farmer from Mynard. returned yesterday from a trip through northeastern Iowa, visiting at Charles City and Mason City, and going as far east as Dubuque, and in his jour ney through that section of the state he found things in a most promising state, and was greatly surprised to see such a difference there as compared to those he found in his recent trip through the western part of Nebraska. Mr. Propst reports that the corn in this section of Iowa is looking as line as he--rver saw it, and the prospects for a large crop is ex cellent. The corn he reports not as tall as that in this section of Nebraska, but has not suffered to any extent from the heat and hot winds. In many fields Mr. Propst states he saw the oats in the shock beginning to sprout and everything throughout that sec tion appeared as fresh and green as could be imagined. THE COMMERCIAL CLUB TO BOOST BOOSTER EDITION The Journal Is One of the Papers Among Boosters, and We Need the Help of Every Merchant. I he Nebraska Mate Associa tion of Commercial Clubs has en doise.l v.'i'v strongly the booster edition scheme of the Nebraska Press Association and is taking the matter up in a most practical way with the secretaries of all the clubs in the stale. This is a most important ad junct to the work of the new papers, for the boosting and th advertising- of all the paper would accomplish little good un less the town and cities advertise. are ready to back it. up, to help with the work and to use some sort of follow up and produce lasting" results. To this end the secretary of the state association has address ed tile following letter to the sef letaries (if all the clubs in the stale: I tie Nebraska Press Associa tion at its recent Omaha meeting decide. 1 to carry out a unique method of advertising Nebraska, and the work is now in progress The plan is fur a simultaneous publication of a Booster Edition of the newspapers of the state The third week of September is the date set for the appearance of these papers. A feature of the plan is for each paper to send out at least one thousand copies to select lists of persons living out side of the state. There are now- more than 175 papers af work and the number will reach Jit least inn Tlni i i will see Hippp will go out on the date named more than 200.000 copies of Ne braska newspapers in addition to their regular editions. This is the first time any such co-operative and simultaneous news paper effort was ever made. The novelty of it will add to its ef fect iveness. The officers of the State As sociation of Commercial Clubs have endorsed this excellent un dertaking. They believe it will prove so valuable to the state and lo every interest that they wish to give every possible help in mak ing it a success. It will aid in checking emigra tion from Nebraska. It will bring new citizens into the state. It will give Nebraska and your community deserved publicity. It will, through this united ef fort, perforin a service Nebraska has, by common consent long needed, but efforts to accomplish which have till now been futile. There is no "scheme" in this. It is intended only to promote the common good. Every one of the newspapers will carry a short, but comprehensive summary of Nebraska's resources, oppor tunities and achievements. This will be accurate and uniform. Each paper will elaborately sup plement this with facts concern ing its own town and county. Thus all 'will contribute to the state's good, and there will be generous rivalry between communities, each in its own behalf. You can see what this means to your town. We want you to get busy. If your newspapers have not already enlisted, have them do so at once. If they are at work now, see that they have the active encourage ment and support of your club. Call together your executive com mittee at once and take action. Have this committee call a spe cial meeting of the club and put behind the enterprise the club's unreserved approval. Sometimes editors fail to grasp the opor funities. If yours have, your club can do a real service by urging them on. There is nof time to waste.. Get busy with your ex ecutive committee as soon as you read this letter. If you desire any further information, address the secretary. Yours truly, Ross L. Hammond, Pres. Williard F. Bailey, Sec. The Commercial clubs in every city in Nebraska are enlisting in the good cause. The merchants are also taking- hold of the mat ter and getting ready to furnish big advertisements for their r' sective boom editions. Tin Jour nal expects to get out one of the best in the state, and with the help of the merchants and busi ness men in general, our edition will prove tile biggest advertise ment for Plattsmouth and Cass county ever printed in this city. Cef. J(mv advertisements ready, as this special edition will appear about October 1. BOOSTERS LOSE T01HEJ.0J.WS Frank Quigley's Boys Proceed to Hang One Onto the Boosters. Our old enemies, the A. O. V, . V. base ball team, under the leadership of Frank Ouigly, drop ped down from Omaha yesterday afternoon and copped onto a game, taking it away from the locals, and they dearted for Oma ha, feeling very much elated over their success in get! ng away with the contest. The game was rather ont!-sided. as the visitors won by a score oi G t i. and that one score was se cured through a balk by McCrery, the Omaha pitcher, who allowed Heal to come in with the present ed run. The visitors got one run in the second inning and in the thir.l secured four scores on time ly hitting and several errors of judgment on the part of the locals. Mason, who was on the slab for the locals, struck out eight men. but live others secured ases on balls off of his delivery and the umpire's decision. The Omaha team is composed of fast players and they were all o the good yesterday in handling the ball, as McCrery was only able to fan four of the locals, but his teammates were there and over on the fielding game and soon put a crimp in the hopes of the boost ers to win. This team will appear here on abor day, and a warm contest is looked for, as the locals will do their' utmost to win from this aggregation. Yesterday Ihe first sack for Ihe Boosters was held down by Claude Smith, the clerk at the Fricke drug store, and In put up a fine game and his work received many commendations from the fans, who took in the contest. The line-up of Ihe team was as follows : A. O. U. YV. Prefka. catch: Mc Crery, pitch; Coe, first; Welsh, second; McAndrews, third; Steph en, shortstop; Uellman. righl: Hall, center; Dough-tery, left. Boosters Carle, catch; Mason, pitch; C. Smith, first; Salsburg, second: Inghram, third: Mann, shortstop; L. Smith, right; Heal. center: Connor, left. HOUSE BURNS DOWN NEAR ROCK BLUFFS Last Friday evening while Mr. Luther E. Ranard was in this city attending to some trading and visiting, their farm lome, some seven miles south of this city, was destroyed by lire, and the loss is estimated to be about -5O0, and Mr. Ranard did not carrv a cent of insurance on the house, making the loss quite heavy on him. The building was log structure and the flames were first noticed by Mrs". Ranard. who hastened to the scene and attempted to put out the flames, but as they had gotten under con siderable headway it was plain to see that the building was doomed and the efforts of Ihe neighbors were then turned to the saving of the household goods, and they ucceeded in getting most of the stuff out of the house and this will come in most welcome to Mr. Ranard and will save him a neat sum of money. The fire is sup posed to have originated from a defective flue. REMAINS OF MISS FOX LAIOJT REST The Services Attended by a Large Concourse of Sympathetic Friends. From Saturday's Dally. The funeral of Miss Je-sie I'..x was field yesterday afternoon at 2:.'b from the late home on (Iran- it e street, and was al tended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, who gathered at this lime to honor the memory of .me who had b.-.-n both near and dear to them during her lifetime and whose life had gone otlt while yet, the youthful flush was on her cheek and while the shadows of the years were still falling to the west. Rev. D. I.. Dunkleberger of the Christian church offered the prayer at the service and Rev. M. W. I.orimer of the First Presby terian church preached a mtv power ful and touching sermon on the life of the departed and of the beautiful future that lies open for tho-e who labor in the cause of the Christian faith when th.y an called to share the glories ..f the hereafter with (lod in 1 1 i king dom. The quartet, consisting of Miss Malhilde Yallery. IMi-Ih-Haird. (I. I.. Farlev and I.ynn Minor, sang several of the dear old familiar hymns, as well a a beautiful solo by Mr. Minor, dur ing the service, which touched the hearts of all attending. The casket containing all that Was mortal of one Well beoei was borne to its last resting place by Ihe following old friend- a.ml members of the H. P. O. !'.. of w-hrh Mr. Fnx wns a member: Henry Coos, 11. J. Richey. Dr. J. S. Livingston, Henry R. tiering of Omaha, fleorge W'eidman and An drew Moore. The tbual offerings were most lavish and beautiful and silently spoke the sentiments of love and grief that tongue could not tell, as this fair young daugh ter of our city was laid to her last long sleep amid the scenes where she had spent her life. GREAT INTEREST IS MANIFESTED IN TOURNA MENT AT WEEPING WATER (ireal interest is being taken by the young tennis "sharks" of Plattsmouth in the forthcoming county tournament that opens at Weeping Water tomorrow and which will continue for three days Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday. The boys from this city have been very actively pie paring for the affair and expect to return home laden down with the different prizes offered for the tournament,. Among those registered with the secretary f..r the tournament ami who will lake part in the singles are; Matthew Ilerol.l. John Falter, fleorge Falt er, Edwin Fricke, E. A. Wurl. Pol lock Parmele, E. (I. Dovey, Wil liam (loehner, Ralph Larson, the winner of last year's tournament; Raymond Larson. Harris Cook. The entries for the doubles are; Cook and Ralph Larson, Ray Lar son and John Falter, (I. Falter and Herold, Fricke and Wurl. Dovey and Ooehner. The bo s will go down in automobiles each day to play in the sets and return home the same day and are very confident of developing a county champion from aamong their number. There are a number of entries from the other towns of the county, including Manley. Union, Nehawka and Louisville. II is to be hoped (he boys from here will realize their hopes in taking down the prizes offered in Ihe events. Good Surrey for Sale Cheap. A light two-seated surrey, nearly new, will sell. Call on me at Mynard. v. B. Porter. 8-4-imo-wkly Try the Journal for stationer?.