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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 131.
Two Men Dangerously Injured and
Two Others Receive Injuries
Not So Serious.
From Tuesiliiy's Dailv.
This morning a I. an parly hour
the explosion of a gasoline en
gine on the farm of (Jeorge Mei-
singer, near Mynard,- came near
causing tlie instant deatli of sev
eral men, and indicted injuries to
some of them that may prove
most serious. The men, A.
Fight, .Nellie Land, Mural Shaw
and Everett Cahill, were engaged
in starting the engine in oi'der to
get the corn sheller to working",
when, without warning of any
kind, the engine hurst and Land
and Shaw were showered with
burning- gasoline that inflicted
most serious burns, and Fight
was a little more fortunate, get
ting oft with some severe burns
on the hands, while the other men
are considered in a very danger
ous condition, and their recovery
The engine was a six horse
power and the explosion was of
terrific force, and it is a wonder
the men who were standing- near
by when the engine blew up were
not instantly killed, as pieces of
the engine and burning- gasoline
were scattered for quite a
Medical aid for the injured men
was summoned from this city as
soon as possible, and the injuries
dressed, and it will be some time,
if they recover, before they are
able to be around, as the burns of
two of the men are reported as
being- quite severe.
The news of tin? accident was
a great shock in the. community in
which the men live, and their
families and friends are quite
worried as to their condition at
From the bedside of the men at
noon the reports wore that they
were suffering- greatly from the
burns and that Shaw esptcially
was in a very critical condition
ami his recovery from the effects.'
of the burns was very doubtful.
The men were warmning- up the
carburetor of the engine to get
it in working- order, and in this
way the gasoline caught on lire
and the tank containing the sup
ply of gasoline to run the engine
soon exploded and the men were
drenched with the fluid and the
engine, which was bolted to a
large platform, was torn loose
from its bearing and pari of it
destroyed by the explosion. Land
and Shaw were badly burned on
the lower limbs from the waist
down, and also on the face and
hands, and Mr. Fight suffered
most of the burns on his hands
from the efforts to tear the burn
ing clothing from his friends.
Senior German Club Meets.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Last night the beautiful home
of Gladys MeMaken was thrown
open to the members of the
Senior German club. Mildred
Snyder, with Gladys MeMaken,
entertained the club, and it is
unnecessary to say that they were
entertained royally. A short pro
gram was given, after which
various games were played. At a
late hour the guests were invited
to the dining room, where a de
licious three-course supper was
Visiting cards at the Journal
Entertained at Van Horn Home.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Quite a crowd of friends were
entertained in a most, delightfu
manner at the Van Horn honn
Saturday, January, 10, it being
the Goth birthday anniversary of
Mrs. Van Horn. The occasion was
to have been in the nature of a
surprise, but in some way the
victim caught on to I he plot
.Nevertheless the guests cairn
prepared to have a good time am
to show Mrs. Van Horn the proper
way to celebrate her birthday an
niversary. Social conversation
and listening- to the selection
rendered by the phonograph were
most, thoroughly enjoyed for
time and then a charming two-
course luncheon was provided by
the hostess. A beautiful birth
day, cake was presented to Mrs.
Van Horn by one of the ladies,
and she was also made the recipi
ent of some lovely remembrance?
which will be constant reminder?
of this happy occasion.
TO TIE PUBLIC
State Railway Commission Prom
ises to Take Matter Up With
From Tuesday' Daily.
The Commercial ciub, through
its president, E. A. Schneider, is
makiug a determined effort to se
cure for the residents of the
county a more just and satisfact
ory service over the Missouri Pa
cific railway in this comity. Mr.
Schneider has had am d her inter
view with Commissioner Hall of
the state railway commission,
and this gentleman informed him
that the commission had taken
up the matter of the change in
time on the LouisilIe branch of
the Missouri Pacific with the
officers of the road at Falls City
and was informed by them that
they had no jurisdiction in the
matter, as the time card was
made out at Kansas City at (lie
same lime that the ehange in the
main line trains was made, and
the commission has promised to
get busy and take the matter up
with the Kansas City officials and
see if a readjustment of the
chedule cannot, be made.
The main line through this city
is mane twenty-five minutes
earlier, while that of the Louis
ville brancli is cut forty-five
minutes, much more than neces
sary to make the connection at
Weeping Water with the Lincoln
train, and the Commercial club
ieie desires to have the time
changed so as to permit connec
tions being made at Louisville be
tween the Burlington from this
city and the south bound Mis
souri Pacific. The change in
time has brought forth a storm
of protest from the residents of
the western and central portion
of the county and they are right
behind the club here in the de
mand for justice at the hands of
the railroad company.
C. G. PARMELE SELLS
A FARM OF FORTY ACRES
TO MR. C. H. FULLER
From Tuesday's Dally.
Another important real estate
leal has just been consummated
here, in the purchase of the
Frank Dunbar farm at the south
west limits of the city by C. H.
Fuller, who paid for the tract of
forty acres the sum of S8,000.
The farm has been kept up in
good shape, and while the price
paid Mr. C. C. Parmele, the owner,
is quite large, the place, which is
known as the Elias Sage farm, is
well worth it, as it is one of the
nicest in the city. The new own
er, Mr. Fuller, expects to erect a
fine new modern residence on the
farm in the near future, and when
it is completed it will be an
elegant and comfortable home.
The Nebraska Lighting Company
Comes in for a Considerable
Share of Attention.
From Tuesday'. Daily.
The full membership of the
city council was present last
evening at the city hall when the
gavel of Mayor Saltier called the
members of that body to order,
and they at once entered into
the transaction of the regular
business matters that demanded
attention. Owing to the illness
of the father of City Clerk Wurl
the clerk was unable to attend
the meeting and the 'mayor call
ed upon Councilman Ilichey to
attend to the duties of the posi
tion, which he done in a very
A communication was received
from the Nebraska Lighting Co.
in regard to the ditches on West
Elm strec', in which the council
was informed that the ditches
were all filled up.
The firm of Bruce it Stnndeven
of Omaha, who have had charge
of the engineering work for the
city during the past two years,
informed the council that there
was some f't() due them for work
performed by them, and also in
quiring as to (lie prospects for
work during the ensuing year.
The matter was placed on tile
for further consideration.
The finance committee of the
city council, after consideration
of 1 he following claims, recom
mended that they be paid, and
also refered a number of them to
the claims commilee, as they
were nor properiv endorsed:
Hen Itainey, salary, 75; John
Fitzpalrick, salary, ?-'(); Frank
Neumann, salary, (5: M. Archer,
salary, J.30; Plattsmouth Wafer
Co., lire hydrant rental, 850;
Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph
Co., rents. T; Waterman Lum
ber Co., lumber. 11.10; Wey-
rich & Iladraba. merchandise to
police S3..r3; E. H. Travis, mak
ing transcript, 20; Mike Lutz,
street commissioner, 2 5; Cass
county, boarding city prisoners,
11.10; L N. Cummings, burying
one dog, 50 cents; C. E. McBride,
street work, 18; Nebraska Light
Co.. light at cay hall. 00 cents;
ame, light at library, 2.53;
Riehey Bros., material, I2.r; W.
H. Miller, work on sheds at city
hall. 2; W. II. Miller, work at
tool house, 2; Nebraska Light
Co., street lighting, 1-30. This
last claim proved to be one of
the bones of contention of the
evening and was the cause of
much plain speaking in regard
to the manner the city has been
treated by the light company in
regard to service furnished.
Councilman Buttery, after the
reading of the report of the
finance committee, moved that
the claim of he light company
for the street lighting be held up
and a reduction of 25 per cent
made in the bill on account of
the poor service that has been
given to the city, and on account
of the many times that the lights
have been out of commission. He
ale modified - this -by laying the
nil over until the next council
meeting in order that, the light
committee could investigate the
Councilman Slreight stated he
was heartily in favor of the
resolution as introduced by Mr.
Buttery, as there was no doubt
that the light furnished here was
mos unsatisfactory, and he de
sired to know as to the right of
the city to reduce the claim 25
per cent, as was proposed. This
view of the matter was also taken
by Councilman Patterson of the
First ward, who said he ap
preciated to the fullest extent the
failure of the light company to
come across with the right kind
of service and if the city was
right in making the reduction he
was thoroughly in favor of it.
City Attorney Tidd, at the re
quest of the councilmen, stated
that as to the poor lights there
was no doubt in the minds of
anyone but the question of Ihe
reduction would probably have to
be figured out on Ihe lights that
were out of commission.
Councilman Lu-hinsky and
Councilman Johnson of the
Fourth ward were joubtful as to
making the reduction at I his
time, as the lights bad been very
poor for the past year, and
thought that if Ihe city had slood
for it. this long they should allow
the bill and give the company a
chance to make good on their
promise lo have Ihe new service
info the city in the next fifteen
days, and then if the service was
found lo be unsatisfactory a
strenuous kick, as well as reduc
tion, could be made on Hie bills
of the company.
Cily Attorney Tidd said that
the extension of Ihe Red Oak
electric line inlo Plattsmouth
would not greatly improve the
(Continued on Page 3)
AT THE BOOSTER
Easo Ball Park Will Be Fitted Up
as Soon as the Weather
The proposition of making a
skating park at the ground of the
Booster base ball club, which has
been agitated for I fie past two
seasons among the citizens here,
is about to materialize into a
reality, as. four of ''ip young- men
of this city, Messrs. W. R. Holly
Frank Schuldice, Charles Aull and
Albei t Schuldice, have obtained
Ihe consent of of the officers of
the base ball association for the
use of the park for this purpose,
and as soon as possible in the
next few days, if the weather per
mits, the grounds will be Hooded
and placed in condition to use for
the purposes of skating.
It is proposed lo have the
grounds illuminated in order that
the lovers of this sport may enjoy
I hemselves at night in perfect
safety and without any of the
dangers that are always present
in skating on the rivers or ponds
in the vicinity, as the depth of the
water in the park will be plenty to
insure a good smooth skating
pond and not endanger in any way
persons with drowning. This is
certainly a move that will be ap
preciated by the parents of the
city in regard to their little ones
ami will also be approved by
those of mature age, who delight
in Ibis winter sport, as it is near
to tfie business part of the city
and will be conducted by the
young men on strictly business
In order to defray the expense
of fitting up the pond a small
fee will be charged for skating,
and of the receipts a certain per
cent will be received by the base
ball association, which will give
them a neat little sum in the
spring to start the base ball sea
son with. Tfie public who find in:
skating a pleasure will not only
be treated to an ideal place in
which to skate, but they will be
aiding a worthy movement by
patronizing the new skating park
as soon as it is opened to the
public, and every encouragement
should be given to the movement
for the opening of the safe skat
Drawn on Federal Petit Jury.
In the names drawn at Lincoln
for service on the petit jury of
the United States district court,
presided over by Judge T. C.
Munger, the names of two of the
prominent residents of the west
ern part of this county appear. J.
Q. Adams of Eagle and Jospeh
Mullen of Elmwood are the men
who will assist in passing on the
cases called before the court at
its coming session, which will
start on January 2G.
Oet your harness oiled for $1
at John Gorder's.
00B CITY FOR A
Attempts Made to Enter Several
Places, but the Extent of
Losses Not Known.
Frora Tuesday's Ially.
Our beautiful iillle .'iiy I a I
evening' reeeied a i-il from
burglars, or rather would-be
burglars, and the party d"iug lfe
deed was unable lo complete hi-
work, ilue to Ihe timely interfer.
ence of Ihe night watchman, Jdir
Fitzpalrick. At about 3 oYb.rk
this morning Mr. Fitzpalrick, who
was patroling the streets. a
walking near Ihe court hou.-e and
noticed the figure of a man an
parent ly engaged in attempting to
open the tool box on Ihe larg.
fraction engine which had been
left on Fourth street for I'm
night. Mr. lilpatriek at ope.
went over lo investigate the mat
ter and see what was up, but a
tit approached the man jumped
from flie machine and look Jo hi-
heels down Ihe alley toward th
ea.-t. The I 1 1 box had been
pried open, but the man had no!
evidently had lime to complete
the work, a- there was nothing
missing-, and the watchman lo..k
Ihe tools out and removed them
to a place of safety, after
search for the man.
This morning daliht n en led
(he second chapter in Ihe story
as when William Holly, the
olhier arrived at his store lo
open it up, he found that Ho
same party had evidently trie.J to
force an entrance into Ihe build
in 'J. as one of the windows on Hie
east side of the -fore had been
raised and an attempt made to
break Ihe wooden shutter on the
inside, which at night is secured
in place by a large wooden bar.
and Hiis shutter had been hacked
considerably where I lie man had
tried to force his way in with a
small bar. which was found lying
near Ihe window. One of the
windows in Ihe rear of the store
had al-o reeched a vi-it from the
burglar, as one of the :rla-s pane
had been removed and an attempt
made In-re to force tfie wooden
shutter, but with as little -uccess
as in the front part of the .-tore,
and the man, evidently disgusted
at Ihe poor success he was hiv
ing with the tools he had. sought
to secure others from the box on
Ihe traction engine, and this led
to his being discovered and dirven
off by. the night watchman before
be had time to complete his en
trance into the Holly store.
The strange part of it seems
to be that he did not arou-e
someone, as the effort? on tfie
ea-t window of Ihe slore niu-t
have caused a good deal of noise,
as part of the strip holding the
window was removed to permit of
Ihe window being raised, and a
part of the wooden shutter was
broken. It is thought that it was
Ihe work of some tramp, who
sought fo supply liis wardrobe by
ANOTHER NEW RESI
DENCE IN COURSE
From Tues3ayc Iatly.
One of the earliest improve
ments in the building line to be
undertaken in tfie rily in 1911 is
the erection by Joseph Wampb-r
of a handsome eiuht-room
bungalow on Lis tract of land in
tfie extreme south part of tfie city
and Ihe building will be com
pleted as rapidly as possible. The
new house is to be erected on
what is known as the Canon Ibir-
pess place and has a commanding
location, where it can be seen for
miles, beinjr situated between
Chicago and Lincoln avenue, and
will make an ideal place for a
home for Mr. Wampler and fam
ily. The cellar lias been ex
cavated already and the work of
putting: up the new residence will
be started at once.
Drags the Roads.
Monday morning wlnn v.e w
mil jui i.ur r -1 I r . f . u ft
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siifprie. when we ran..- . .
Will's fiirril fe-l.jenre ,j
f 1 If. Smooth pi'Ce of f....,J !le:lVj
a Mile ' .nth. Oo' , ; I i-.j
liifei roan had i -n out
fhe roads w!h a h.-.i Ir.cr ;'-'t
-ee e.J-s on )'. To -.,v !!..! ,? !
V.. Is a relief Wotibi be pntiiMg I
rather mild. The work wants t
be done when it i tdh i-Air g
make a niee of if. "I h re .
no u-e of li.in -r -m !i roijd
roads, if -ortie'i: ., woo la',..
hold of Ho matter ai d d i'. I"
would .-ae the mail earners a
wJioje bt of humps and oi wou'-l
get your toad p!lfker. '.- i! I
a bi-ure time an. I r.e,td .. .J-.fi..
Instead of sii.) a-o;j',. -u
iirgor putting in t lie lime in ..
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'hit it ... I, nr.. .
.1. M. Vein-.
Rural Mail "am- r.
Hall Crowded to Capacity by En
thusiastic Gathering of Mem
bers Last Evening.
Last r 1 1 r . ir the Woodman
Ciree he, one of tfl ti:ie-t fu-el-
ings that has ,.! J. .! t o t !.-a.
ure of the ...ge m tin- ci'y t..
hae and tin occa-n u .. tf.
install ing "f o;';.-.-! - of t.'i
i...!-e J,y tfie drill ! a;n. 1; i. r llo
direeti.n of Mr-. M. I'.. Ma:i--p.-aker.
Ihe captain of Hi., t-ini.
and Ihe members .f t!i team
eoere, lhem-eies Willi ;-!or I'i
Ihe manner in wln. fi they ...-
dueled Ihe in.pre--e i-ereui es
I hat mark? the faking -f tfie dif
ferent chairs in Ihe !.!... , ti(..
new ollleers. Mrs. In. IeVi.!- '
Omaha, deputy fr the .!.,;.
oUiee. a--l-iei as III.- I " . ; a , ; ; j
oH'icer. and lh ceremony wa- on-'
.,- . . .i ...
Unit mad. a d.ej, jmp'-e.-o- bj
its b.-auty and -.iiiMi,y. i ; -n
the members of the . .! iin
The oiV'c.-i - infa!'ed wer -:
Mrs. Val l!nrki. pa-t u'lardiaa:
Mrs. .1. i:. M. anie. s.nar.1; m :
Mrs. W. n. iMnch. ad M--.
II. J. Sehlunl. chaplain: Mr-.
Hoy Huidiek. in-ide wat. h; M--Alnia
Speck, ollt-ide waVh..
In addition t the in' all ! ion
ceremonies t.e n-.v ;;!!. ini.i:,..
were taken info the older a. tie
result of li e -pb ndid w .rk of fh.-
deputy. Mrs. .T .s.-ph i-i i ; an,
these new addition- make the
lodge here one of the large-! of
tfie la. lie-" fraternal -orjef'.-.; r
the city nn I the k-. n int.-!. -!
taken in the work and a! Me
meetings is a -pbmdid Iruute to
the wide-awake deputy a n! the
pb ndid b!-e fhaf ha. I n bu:!t
up fore, and Superen,. limirdi an
Kninia It. Mam-he.Vr amf f!ie
grand lodge otm-.-rs ran f. r
roiid of tin grow tti that f'i
rde has enjoe. here in the ..-!
year and a half.
After lb- clo-e of th- rer-j,....
onies Ihe members a
very delicious lunch ar. 1 a :!.
era! good lime r. r.d all .bpirie-ij
fop fefiir homes feeling that to
be a member of thi order wa a
rare priibe, and fru-fin-- that
in the future they mig'!i pir
ticipate in rianv rm.r a I.i-g-l
attended and cr.!!ni-i.i-,.i." l ie. t
irigs. Suffering From Appendicitis.
Ernest Tuy, who js e:u; love,; ;
in tfi -tore ilepart merit of tin
Inirlington in tins city, r p -Tied
as le'ing coniind to fiis h-.me
sufTerir.g from an a'tac of ap
pendicitis, with which he wa
taken while at hi work in I h : ! t f .r r !. N-b.:
shops a few days ag. ar.1 "rj '.V. a.- in :::. fi'.i'. n-)
Monday fie was forced to rf ; "rt ! ..--. iini.i..v. A!o s J !-
home and tnedieal aid nr. -i.- ! i--. f-iri'i I r--;! w-t of
rrmned fo treat him. His c ndi-j .r - nw !. Neb.: T i nr. in
ti.n i ij'iite i'-ri"i:-. if e.m-. I infer wha. t 2 a'T alfalfa,
although if is rol known af lfii!!i'I on or .ri. A. . W!?..n. r
time whether an operation w ill j 'a r n.. r . Sfit Pi:. C.rnwn.,.f,
tie iecesary or r.ot. jNeh.
. DEATH CLE'S
Binhard VVjrl. a V.nM Miht
Esteemed Citizen. Pattes Aay
at His Home in This C'.f.
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