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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1913
Landscape Gardener Meets With
the Board in Regard to Fix
ing Up the Lawn.
J-'rom Wednesday's Dally.
This moruinr i no I ar.J of
county commissioners opened
f 1 1 i i regular session ar i 1 1 - nmrl
house to I"k after tin transac
tion or She matters of business
devolving upon t county since
their last session.
The board hail wilh them I his
in. lining Dr. A. Walt Steinle of
Omaha, trr surgeon ami land
scape gardener, who has in
terested the commissioners in
regard t. the court house Lawn,
whit-h during th past season
suffered greatly from the hot
weather ninl also from the tlando
lion, ami he proposes lo place
the lawn in first-class shape dur
ing the coining season, anil it is
( be Imped that tile matter is
taken up hy the county board, as
llic lawn is in bad shape and
needs t li services of an expert .
such as I hi' doctor, t put it in
proper shape, and from the splen
did results of his work in other
places it is safe to say that if he
is allowed to go ahead he will
have a beautiful place out of the
lawn, 'which, situated in front of
the magnificent county building,
will add greatly l the appearance
of that structure. The recom
mendations of the work done in
the other places visited hy Ic.
Steiftlers ample prof that hej
the man for- the jolt nf fixing tip
this puldic spot.
A petition 'signed by Mayor
Fred (""order of Weeping Water
and a large numlier of the resident-;
of that city wa also re
ceived y the hoard, and in their
petition they ask that a frond
bridge he huilt over the Weeping
Water rreek in that village on P
street, as the conditions there de
mand at once that the proper
kind of a bridge he placed there.
The hoard also took up the
matter of the bills against the
county and allowed a numher of
them against the county strong
, TO PEHITENTIARY
Yesterday Sheriff ".. I). Quinton
departed for Lincoln, taking with
him .lames niddleromb. who will
he turned oer to the warden of
the stale penitentiary and hepin
the serving of his sentence, which
is from one to live years. The
act. for which ISiddlecornb pleaded
guilty was that of throwing acid
in the face of Mi-s .ellie Sweem
at the O.lar Creek hotel some
few weeks ago. and he is paying
a ery rosily price for his re
venge upon the woman for rejecting-
his advances. At the time
the erime was committed there
was a good deal of excitement
created over the aflair, as the
first reports or the act made it
appear a great ileal more lurid
than the facts warranted, as he
yond the hums inflicted upon the
girl's face and neck there were
no other injuries inflicted and
she has almost recovered from
the effects of them. The act va
caused in a spirit of revenge to
ward the young lady over the
treatment he received at her
hanJ hy her refusal to allow him
to associate with her and the fact
that she told the other members
or the pang of men with whom he
was working of the incident,
causing him to receive a great
deal of "roasting" over the mat
ter, and after his discharge" frofn
the employ or the lighting com
pany he returned to'rniniti the
girl,and now 'he will have plenty
of time ' to meditate oiei- m
School Closes Friday.
From Tuesday.. Itailv.
The IMatlsmoulh public schools
will close nn Friday. liecember
for the Christmas vacation
and will remain closed until
Monday morning-, January r,
when they will start out into the
school work. A numher of grades
will have exercises on Friday aft
ernoon appropriate to the oc
casion, while the High school will
enjoy a debate between the soph
more and senior classes on
Suit to Reform Deed.
From Tuesday' Daiiy.
Yesterday in the office of Dis
trict Clerk Robertson a suit to
reform a deed was started by
Kinney II. Ileclerro vs. Fred
Iteyer. The plaintiff purchased a
Io in ireenwoi n village some
few months ago. and in the deed
the description was given wrong
and he seeks to have the mailer
straightened out in order that the
properly may be clear of all
SHOP IS HEADY
Plant Being Overhauled and
Placed in Condition to Do All
'the Work Desired.
The Western Machine and
Foundry company, which has
taken over the plant formerly
known as the Chopie iasoline
Engine- factory, are rapidly get
ting fhe plant overhauled and
placed in condition where it will
be possible to again ft art out the
manufacture of the engines as
formerly, as well as to take care
of all manner of repair 'machine
work as it come in. and under the
conservative management of Mr.
Lee C Sharp, expects to enlarge
as the business of the concern de
mands. There is a splendid Held
for a factory and repair works of
this kind here, and under the
present management can soon be
placed in a position where it can
assume its proper position as one
of the leading small factories in
The building has been thor
oughly cleaned and overhauled
after months of idleness and the
machinery and equipment placed
in .first -class shape, where it is
possible for the employes to be
able to care for any work that
may be turned over to them. The
Chopie engine has shown in the
various tests to which it has been
put that, it is one of the best on
the market today, and the new
company. which expects to
change the name of the engine,
will continue to turn them out in
connection with their other work
and will be ready to supply all
orders that may come in for
this en cine, which costs less than
any other make sold to operate.
As the business expands Mr.
sharp will put on more additions
to the working force and will see
that the concern is run on strict
ly business principles and one
that the public can rely upon to
give satisfaction in every way.
VISIT THE COUNTY FARM
The county commissioners this
morning- went out to the county
farm, west of this city, to look
over the conditions there and to
inspect the new-'building that is
being put up there as a residence
for the superintendent and also
as a home for the county charges.
The new building" is pronounced
by all who have seen it as being
a fine one and well equipped for
the purpose for which it is being
erected, and will make a most
comfortable and sanitary' resi
dence for the aged people who are
living: at the farm.
Va!her calendars FREE at
'the Rexall stote. Better than ever.
III THE DAYS OF
FORTY YEARS AGO
Exciting Story of Senatorial
Election of Forty Years
Ago in Nebraska.
The Omaha liaily Kee of the 2d
insi. contains an article in the
form of a communication signed
"J. I.. M.." purporting- to have
been written in Plat I sinoul h,
wherein it is represented that a
program has been adopted to
elect Cunningham V. S. senator,
and "that a ring has been formed
by parlies interested in this pro
gram to raise a 'corruption fund'
of s-.'0,niO to carry out this plot."
The writer asserts that "great in
dignation is felt here among re
spectable people about this un
blushing combination," etc. It
is unnecessary to state that the
He article is wholly false. Such
charge has never been heard of.
and. we -venture the assertion,
never thought of in I'lattsmonth.
It is not believed in I'lattsmonth
that the article was written here
or by anyone living here, but that
it had its origin in the Iiee office,
and was written or dictated by
Itosewater himself. The article
in question and the Hee editorial,
based thereon, is a personal on
slaught, not only upon General
Cunningham, but upon James R.
Porter. John Fitzgerald and John
II. Clark: all old residents of
Plat tsmoulh. substantial busi
ness men with reputations for in
tegrity' that cannot bn iarnished
by any calumies uttered by the:
personal organ of any senatorial
or 'political aspirant. This at
tack is made for purely political
purposes these men are op
posed, or supposed to be opposed
to the Hee's preferred candidate
for I.'. S. senator; hence the war
fare upon them.
(ien. Thayer is crediled with
having- the pmver to influence it lie
course of the Iiee upon matters
political, and especially sen
atorial. He is represented by
those professing1 to be well in
formed upon the subject as
claiming to have restrained the
Hee tipton sundry occasions from
making personal attacks upon
particular individuals. Under
these 'circumstances he cannot
but be regarded as consenting to
if not inspiring its policy.
. This is, and will be regarded as
an attack upon Cass county
through the ptersons of some, of
her citizens, made in the interest
of flen. Thayer. We can afford it
if the Hee and .Vueral .Thayer
can. :.--f- - . '-.'
In Aiew of. the former uncalled
for assaults ,of the Tiee .upon Jno.
R. Clark (then of Cass county",
for "presuming" to be a candid
ate for stale treasurer before
the late . republican state
convention, together with this at
tack, we can look upon the pres
ent course of the Hee only as a
premeditated attack upon Cass
county, as well as her public men.
So far as Cen. Cunningham is
concerned he is an open and
earnest supporter of Judge Dundy
for the position of U. S. senator.
He has never consented to the
use of his own name for that
position, although many of our
citizens have urged him to he
come a candidate. Try this
method of warfare on. Mr. Hee,
and we'll soon find out "Who
Opens 0. K. Resaurant.
From Ti'sdaV Jali-r.
The O. K. restaurant in the
Ciund building, in the rear of the
Edward Ponat saloon, has been
reopened by Mr. and Mrs. Perry
Murphy of nienwood. who expect
to operate it in the future. They
both come here well recommend
ed and will doubtless be able to
make a "success of their venture,
as ; they expect to serve i he-public
with just what they may desire in
tbe eatinpr line. " '
Did -you get cine f tbo'new
1914 eaWvndar from the Rexall
Store? - 12-15-2tw
Surely Some Hat.
That mighty good goods can
lie purchased in Plattsinoulh is
shown by the fact that one of
our prominent citizens has just
purchased, through the firm of
Wescott's Sons, a Stetson hat,
the price of which is and
the hat is the highest-puiced one
turned out by the -Sleteson peo
ple, whose goods are known the
world over. The firm oT Wes
cott's Sons carries a full line of
this brand of hats and have in
the past year sold a great many
of them, ranging- in price from
s;: up to the above mentioned hat
Elect New Officers.
Nebraska Chapter No. ,1, Royal
Arch Masons, of this cilv have
jusf elected their new officers for
the ensuing year a follows:
F. H. P. ;eorge V. Thomas.
King William A. Robertson.
Scribe William J. Slreight.
Treasurer Alfred W. White.
Secretary .Tames CI. Mauzy.
AND COUNTY JAILS
The Secretary Cites Cass County
Poor House as an Example
for Other Counties.
From Tuesday's Paliy.
That the worth of the new
building' being erected on the
county farm just west of this city
is appreciated by II 'se who are
expert jndges-- . i.Uown by the
following- report from the sec
retary of the state board of
charities and corrections:
J. W. Shahan. secretary of the
board -of charities and correc
tions, who has been inspecting
the jails and poor farms in the
eastern portion of the stale, says
he believes a majority of the
boards, nf supervisors and county
commissioners have a miscon
ception of their duties as county
officer when the poor farm ques
tion is being considered.. They
seem to have the idea of making
money out of the farm rather
than the care and comfort of
those who are compelled by cir
cumstances to be the inmates of
t he poor house.
The farms are in a high state
of cultivation, good barns both
for horses and cattle, hog--houses
and chicken houses are in excel
lent shape: the farms as a rule
are stocked with good horses,
thoroughbred cattle, hogs and
ch iekens. and the boards pu-ide
themselves on the number of
blue ribbons the superintendent
is able to bring home, after at
tending fairs or other exhibitions,
while the farm house that is oc
cupied by the poor unfortunate
man or woman sent there as his
only home, is an old house, not
modern in any ptarlicular and
wholly unfit for the use for which
it is intended, and is in fact and
in truth a "poor house."
It is pterfectly proper and all
right so to eonducl the farm that
it will produce as much money
as possible, but at the same time
the comfort of the inmates should
be just as carefully looked after.
'Near Plat tsmoulh." he said,
"the county commissioners are
now building a new, up-to-date,
two-story and basement building
on their poor farm, which is to
be healed with steam, furnished
wil h . electric lights, balh rooms
and 1 toilets on each floor, and
modern in every respect and I
would suggest that the county
board from any county that Con
templates building in the near
future go to Plattsmouth and in
spect this building when com
pleted." Beautiful Shetland Ponies
for sale at all times, for the next
100 years, unless I die in the
meantime. I have now an extra
fine stallion, the best in the state,
for sale. - . Well troke for both
harness and saddle..'" r r :
' ; Wm. . Gilmour,
' ' R. F. D. No. t.
AT ROCj BLUFFS
Automobile Runs Off of Small
Bridge, and Party of Four Ex
perience Quite a Shock.
From Tuesday's Daily.
What Might easily have i t-.-u
a fatal automobile accideui oc
curred late yestrda a ft erm urn
near the farm of Waller San- at
Hock HlutTs, when a car contain
ing Hlair Porter, Harry IcOir
roll. A. M. McCarroll and W. 1..
Talr of I ninii. ran ofl" nf a
The party had left Tnion
earlier in the afternoon with the
intention of taking- the car of
Will l-'rans to Mmaha. and A. M.
McCarroll was driving- the ma
chine, which was minim- in jjo.mI
shapie until they ran into the
slippery roads in the vicinity
where the accident occurred, and
as they ran onto the bridge the
Car skidded over the side of the
bridge into the ully, carryini:
the whole party with it. The ma
chine stood in a perfectly upright
position, and to this fact, per
haps, the members of the auto
party owe their lives, as had it
turned over it would certainly
have injured some of them most
seriously. if not fatally. All
escaped injury in the fall with the
exception of Harry McCarroll.
who. in fallinsr from the car
struck on a post, injuring hi
right side, and it is thought per
haps has suffered having several
As toon as the members of the
autoniobde party receovered from
the shock of the fall they started
in to work m getting the car out
of the gully and succeeded in a
short time in righting it. and
found to their satisfaction that
beyond a few bumps on the
radiator the machine was in lirst
class shape., and they were able
to resume their journey, after
tramping several miles to secure
gasoline to replace that which
had leaked out during the time
the car was standing in the up
right position. n th arrival of
the car here it was decided to re
main here over night, and Harry
McCarroll and W. I.. Tavlor re
turned on the train to I'nion.
while A. M. McCarroll and Mr.
Porter will take -the machine to
Omaha today to turn it over Mo
the mvner. Mr.- Frans.
From Wednesday's Dally.
At the optening period of the
High school yesterday morning
Ihe students were given a very
pleasanl treat by having Hev. I.
M. Druliner of the First Method
ist church address them for a
few minutes, and the talk was
one that served to give all who
heard Ihe spieaker higher ideals
and thoughts. The senior his
tory class of the school was ad
dressed also by Attorney !. .
lvvyer on the "Initiative and
Referendum." explaining fully the
working of this movement as ap
plied to the settlement of differ
ent quest ions and laws and the
growth of the movement through
out the country. He also gave an
outline of .the new income lax law
and its different applications.
These talks are in line wilh the
plans made to have the ministers
and prominent men of the cilv
deliver short talks before the
scholars each week, and it brings
I hem ixi close touch wilh all Ihe
live issues of the day. and de
livered as they ate by men of
ripened experience, it will prme
of much benefit to the pupils.
V. Cr. Fricke !fc Co. are giving
away their 191 i . wealber. calen
dars, and it would be wise to get
yours. before, they- are all taken.
: . 12-15-2twkly
Are Called to Iowa. I
From Tuesday's Daily j
Tlii morning Mrs. j. . p.risg
and mother. Mr-. F.. K. Mbun.!
departed for Keoktlk. tow .1. where!
they were called by the il!ne- ofj
their sister and daughter. Mr-.j
tleorge Jtille. who was taken lot
the hospit:il in that city several!
lavs ago from hep home Mil-1
i.. t. ... .. ti .n.ia ; ... ..r l .
Ihlle js reported a- ijmfe -erioii..
but her family are hopeful of her
Applies for First Papers.
From Tn-?"liiy Iailv
This moi nin- Prof. Frank .1.
Kolhaba. the famous violinist,
made applicat hmi in the oii ee of
Oisirict Clerk .iai Ii"l-it...n
for his ti'-st paper, in the proe--i
of becoming a fllll-tled-e.J fit i I s
of the J"lite, Stale, of Allien. -;.
Mr. Kolbaha i a native of I So.
henna and came to this i-ouiitrv
n ll'o.'i. and ha become o vvi I!
i i. ill, , i i. . i l... i. .
'01 "11 "UN .1 III. I tl ' "Ml II' II. .
decided fo liecofne one of l!
IT IS TOO LATE
There Is Just as Much Danger of
Fires on Christmas as There
Is on the Fourth of July.
From Tufdar's DaDr
As the Chrilmas ea-on thaw
on the attention of the public i -
Iteing called I-'. I lie Iac of I Tie
neccs.jt ,,f j. nard i uir a-ain-t
danerou lire, which .tre . fre
qneiitly caused hy the decoration,
or Christmas free, and ho
windows where hi.hlv inflam
mable material i i,s..,j m th-
ieCorulie scheme, Mild Ihe -late
authorities have been i-n-.ui-'l f"r
sonie time in -ending mit notices
to the different cities warning
against I lies.- practice thai everv
year are the cause of man tires
lhat sometimes ,..us m the o.
of life, as well as the destruction
One of the most daii-erous of
the articles used during the holi
day season for decorations js
that of cotton bat Sin-', which i
easjlv .el tire to ami it only re
quires a little .park ti at mice
Cause a se ioijs !ae. and the
twin evil with the cotton bailn:-
is tililt of defective electric Wlf-
iiitr and apparatus, together with
WAR 6 BE OR
the careless arrangement ..f in-M0C C C PRFflRFR'
tlannnable merchandise ,n .b.u.nO. . 0. LiUUU
gerous proximity ( the wire and.
lamp-, constitute a menace which j
may en-ily and cheaply he avoid-
e. without -acrifcini: the eilicieti-I
cy of the display -hv avoidir.
Ihe draiunir of material over the
lamps or in po-ilior. vliefe !he
might be -et on fire by a defective
wire or short circuit in the Ichf
The lishl- in a window mav be
easjly place, where they will do
a greater 'n io- b altractiiig
attention without can-mi; .mv
danser of tire and this li.u!. !
carefully looked after. The u-e
rr candle- on C.hri-t ma- tree.
and the iontact wilh highly in
flammable material i- of the
chief causes of accidental fire-,
and there i- hardlv a c bdirat em
Ihat dues ,o le-ulf in someone
act im. the part of Santa C';o
getlimr badly burned, and reaS
care sbovdd be taken in triiu
ming the -free, to .ee that itiere
is no malefial n-ed thai mi.hf
result in fire, a- the-e i plenty of
decorative material lhat is per
fectly safe and make, as pr.tfy
decorations as cou'd be desired.
Ciood It'iO-acre farm. .Tj in
southeast of Cieeuwo-.d. N'b. :
la acres in Willfer wtieat. ail;hote-. TIl t il!!! tu t the r
acres meadow. .Io good lrto
acre farm I mile- vve-t of
Tlreenwood. Neb.: Ti" acres m
winler wheat. 12 acres alfalfa.
Call on or writ. A. T. WeitAu. or
Farmers State Rank, firenwond.
FOREST ROSE H'rft four on
the roarkt. Sold t- all leading
A REAL DEER
SEEN SOUTH OF
First Der Seen Here in Thirty
five Years Is Reported Just
South of This Cty.
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were w.t'ii;) a up. I :io' I i
when I h.- ii. ! e-e, J .i.i i . . .
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see ,1 !ial! dee; .i.lsti , ,,- ,.' f
hedge arid s! ,rf ti.r, ii . c, a i
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liver. The at r-i-e .: ,- ..)
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road a; the . i,)T a d .--
to -iht mo..; g 1 to- li-.',. - 5 ; t.
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Mat y ..f t! !!- r.-. id. . f
till- h.caVv -la'e that :!i . i- i
li'--t li-.ie lli.o. hate hea'.t f
le'ir. .' here f..! a! !;
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alot- ti e m.r ha- ! .a s
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I lie re lti.it I tie a . i , a I 'u! e I d
front a pi iv at e par. tie: r ' I ' - ' i.
b.vv.i. where a i !,n,!et ..' .
kept .V he oVV 1 er of t I - p. r , f
a - 11 the a e ;ef 1 1. ',).
aide o make t h -1 r - i v.
l-eiti. i".j'ire.f a;;d .1 i- (- I
I ha t the one t.-i e I 11 i i .
Malvern ai d ha- wf. ! I.
far from it- ti-fu-. I : - w it
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en tert a i:o-d :n a m-.-f hir ' i
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t helll-elv '- fo t tie 1 1 i M ' ' I -
tlvilli. h'-ur- Were p...e. to.--?
pjea-ai l'V in the u a t f
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hoi, i ito-re w;t ,i n.o.: d--i -
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which -erved !.. id t tn a 't :
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jdei.arl. - d f.-r tii'ir b"ri feil :i-
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Anaconda. Montana. ard H i
The firemen will give a most
delightful social dance Sauirtfz?
evening at Coates hati and a cor
dial Invitation is extended to tf
public to attend and enjsy the
event. Mu-lc by Hotly orchestra.
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