The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 25, 1913, Image 1

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NO. 67.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
We want you to get busy.
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.
Frank Quigley's Boys Proceed to
Hang One Onto the
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.
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.
The Services Attended by a Large
Concourse of Sympathetic
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
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-
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.
(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.
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