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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 13, 1914.
THE OLD JUL THE
CITY DOES NOT
The Council Reviews the Proposi
tion and Concludes Not to
Buy at Present.
From Friday's Dally.
That it was nut advisable to
purchase the old county jail for
I lie im.' of the city was decided
by the city council last evening at
their sjn-cial meeting al the cily
hall. The county had made an
oiler (i take s700 for the build
ing and the cells in th- building
if the city desired to purchase it,
and the committee if the council
appointed to investigate the mat
ter reported that the structure
vii well worth the money if the
city council believed that at this
time the city could afford to take
up the offer of the Cas county
commissioners and purchase the
It was the sentiment of a large
majority that while the building
was probably worth the amount
asked by the commissioners, they
did not feel that the city could at
this time take over the old jail,
and it was decided to notify the
commissioners that the city did
not care to purchase the building".
There is quite a great deal of
sentiment toward fixing up the
baement of the city hall or the
small brick building in the rear
for use as a city jail when it is
believed the city can afford to
take these steps. It will not re
quire a great d-al of money to
place them in good shape for the
u -e of the city to hold their
prisoners and would result in the
saving of quite a large amount
of money, as in the past when the
pri-oners were confined in the
county jail it cmt the city both
for the keeping and committment
of the party arrested, and this
could be cut down at a jail owned
strictly by the city, and as they
have the city hall building and
the brick structure in the rear
there is no reason why this can
not be fixed up into a prison to
take care of those taken in for
violating the city ordinances.
The city dads remained in ses
sion for about an hour and the
question of the purchase of the
building went over thoroughly by
all the members, anil discussed,
and they acted a they thought
would best benefit the city.
IN WHICH A WEEPING
WATER MAN FIGURES
From Saturday's Daily.
From the village of Eagle, in
the west part of the county, is re
ported quite a disturbance that
occurred there last evening. It
seems that Ed Sherred, whom, it
is claimed, hails from the vicinity
of Weeping Water, got rather
boisterous, having imbibed too
heavily, and when the constable,
Fred Spahnle, appeared to place
him under arresl, Ed objected in
a very strenuous manner and re
sisted the officer, knocking him
down, and it required the services
of several by-standers to over
power him and lock him in the
village jail. This morning Sheriff
Quinton departed for the scene of
the trouble and will bring the
prisoner here to answer for his
misdeeds. A complaint charging
him with being drunk and resist
ing" an officer will in all likelihood
be filed aganst him by the county
attorney. Under the laws of the
state the offense of resisting an
officer is a very serious one and
the fine and penalty is quite
Eggs for hatching from S. C.
Rhode Island Reds, Si.OO" per 15;
5.00 per 100. Extra choice mat
ings, $2.00 and $3.00 per 15.
A. O. Ramge.
Traction Magnates Here.
From Saturdays Daily.
Yesterday this city was visited
by Hon. William McKinley of
Champaign, Illinois, president .of
the Uinois Traction system, and
II. E. Chubbuck, vice president of
the same system. These gentle
men were accompanied by
Messrs. Maddox, Bacham and
English of Omaha, heads of the
system in the slate of Nebraska.
The parly was en route from
Omaha to Kansas City, going via
the auto route, and stopped here
to look over the situation in this
part of the state. While here
they were pruests at the Hotel
Riley, where they received a num
ber of the business men of the
OLD VETS AND
Enjoy a Grand Good Time at
Their Lodge Rooms Last
From Friday's Daily.
East evening" the members of
the Woman's Relief Corps and
the Grand Army of the Republic
assembled at their lodge rooms
in the court hou.-e to join in the
celebration of the forty-ninth
anniversary of the surrender of
General Fee that marked the
close of the civil war. There was
quite a large attendance of the
members of both organizations
and the meeting was filled with
the" most pleasant fraternal spirit
and the patriotic spirit of the
event was entered into thorough
ly by everyone. The members of
the Grand Army gave several very
thrilling accounts of the different
battles in which they were en
gaged and a number of musical
selections were enjoyed from the
different parties present, and the
ringing of the thrilling war songs
of the bovs in blue served to bring
the event to a close.
During the course of the even
ing Comrade T. W. Glenn gave a
very much enjoyed reading, which
added greatly to the pleasure of
the evening. The ladies of the
Corps showed that their hearts
were in the rignt place in trie ue-
licious refreshments which wa-re
served at the close of the pro
gram, and it was a late hour
when the meeting" was over and
the happy members departed,
feeling it was a gathering long to
Play at the K. S. Hall.
The Bohemian Catholic Dra
matic club has made arrange
ments to give another of their
pleasant dramatic offerings at
the K. S. hall on Saturday even
ing, April 25, and are making
every arrangement to make the
event one of the most pleasant
ever given by the society. The
title of the play is "Zastavenicka
Iri Mesicku,"' and it is a comedy
of the type much enjoyed by the
Bohemians in their native land,
and in the hands of the excellent
company of actors of the club
will be a great success. The ad
mission will be 25 cents.
Dies at Blair.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mrs. Claribel Carter died at the
Blair hospital last Wednesday
and the funeral services were
held at the Methodist church
Saturday at 10 o'clock a. m., Rev.
G. B. Warren officiating". She
was born in DeSoto, November
13, 1881, and was married to
James Fulton on March 10, 1902.
She leaves three small children.
She was a daughter of T. M. Car
ter of Plattsmouth, who was here
to attend the funeral. Blair
6 Per Cent Loans.
Obtainable to buy, build or im
prove farm, ranch and city prop
erty or remove incumbrance
therefrom; special privileges
and reasonable terms. For pro
position, address: Finance Dept.,
1527 Busch Bldg., Dallas, Texas.
Manley, Avoca, Greenwood, Eagle,
Cedar Creek and Louisville
Form County League.
The much talked of Cass coun
ty base ball league was organized
in Louisville on Monday, April l".
Mr. Reiter of Eagle was chosen
temporary chairman. The towns
represented at the meet in?: were
as follows: Avoca, represented by
James Rasmussen, Eagle hv
Messrs. Trumble and Reiter,
Manley by Theo. Harms and L.
H. Tighe, Louisville by It. W.
Jueau. Greenwood and Cedar
Creek had no representatives
present at. the meeting, but they
were reached by 'phone.
Theo. Harms of Manley was
elected president and Leo H.
Tighe of Manley, secretary. A
schedule was then drawn up, the
number of games decided upon,
reaching: a total of twenty for
each team. The opening date
was fixed for Sunday, April 20,
with Louisville playing at Cedar
Creek, Eagle at Greenwood and
Avoca at Manley. It was decided
that each team pay its own ex
penses and that, each team fur
nish umpire, and that a uniform
price of admission be charged.
By-laws were adopted and a copy
will be furnished to the manager
of each team. It was also agreed
that a copy of the schedule be
sent to each county paper for
publication and that after each
game the manager of the re
spective teams send a box score
and report of the game to the
secretary of the association. The
standing of the teams will be
published from time to time in
the local papers.
In case of dispute the decision
shall be left to the president of
the association. The managers of
the different teams shall form a
board of directors. On account
of the superior train facilities it
was decided that all general
meetings of the league be held at
A general feeling of harmony
and enthusiasm prevailed at the
meeting and tho.-e present ex
pressed themselves as being con
fident that, the league will prove
a popular venture and have the
hearty support of the people of
the towns represented.
The Courier has not been in
formed why Weeping Water,
Plattsmouth, Union and Elmwood
were left out of the association
and it is not unlikely that these
towns will organize a little as
sociation of their own. Louis
A LITTLE CLOSER
SHAVE THAN HE
A very good story is related on
one of the gentlemen of the city
who is of a very talkative dis
position, and it is one of the
greatest pleasures he can find to
get up an argument. Last Wed
nesday he was resting" in a bar
ber chair while the whiskers were
being; removed from his chin and
face by the barber, and the two
became involved in a very ani
mated discussion, in which both
were deeply interested, and the
man in the chair, without giving
any regard to the fact that he
was being" shaved with a very
sharp razor, and the discussion
was suddenly slopped as the
business man felt the keen edge
of the razor remove a large
chunk of the hide from the sec
tion of his person, in the im
mediate vicinity of his ear, and
this brought to an end the debate,
and the person being shaved will
in the future maintain a discreet
silence when the barber is work
ing on hitn.
Returns From Hospital.
From Friday's Daily.
This afternoon T. II. PollocI;
was able to return home from the
ho.-pital at Omaha, where he ha
been for the past few weeks re
covering" from the efiects of an
operation which he had under
went in that city for hernia
Mr. Pollock stood the operation
in splendid shape and is feelin
a great deal better, although still
quite weak from the effects of hi
illness and the ordeal through
which he passed. His many
friends were very much pleased
to see him back in their inidsl
THE BIG CAR
NIVAL IS SURE
Arrangements Being Perfected
for the Big Event, to Begin
Monday, May 11.
The committee in charge of the
carnival to be given here for one
week, commencing Monday, May
11, has just received a letter
from the general manager of the
great Allman shows, from the
headquarters at Lawrence, Kan
sas, assuring them that the car
nival will be all that has been
claimed for it and they will
guarantee the attractions to be
strictly the best that money can
secure. The company carries
three very sensational outdoor
free acts that have excited a great
deal of comment wljerever shown
and have proved a most worthy
drawing" card for the carnival
company. There are ten original,
clean, clever shows with the com
pany, which contain some of the
best features gathered from the
amusement world and are offered
in connection with the Allman
shows. The company also car
ries a special band of 25 pieces
to furnish music for the different
occasions, ana it is one oi tne
best carnival bands in the west.
The second agent of the carnival
company will be on hand April
28 to assist the local cortwuittee
in closing their arrangements
and assist in getting the carnival
nicely under way. The question
in locating me carnival company
will be taken up on Monday even
ing next at the council meeting.
Funeral of David Edward Rice.
The funeral of the late David
Edward Rice was held this after
noon from the late home in the
outheast part of the city and the
services were conducted by Rev.
F. M. Druliner of the First
Methodist church, and quite a
large number of the old friends
of this estimable gentlemen
gathered to pay their last tributes
of respect to the memory of the
deceased. After the services at
the home the body was borne
tenderly to the Eikenbary ceme
tery, south of this city, where it
was laid to rest. There has been
universal regret expressed over
the passing of Mr. Rice, as he was
a man who in his dealings with
his fellow men was kind and con
siderate and his death, coming as
suddenly as it did, has made a
deep affliction to his family and
Purchases Crites Property.
From Friday's Daily. t
The residence property on
West Marble street, known as the
Crites place, has just been pur
chased by Hon. W. H. Newell, who
will have' the place fixed up in
fine shape and it will be oc
cupied by Robert Newell and wife
as a home in the future. This
will make a most ideal home, with
a few repairs and alterations on
the house, as it is one of the most
comfortable homes in that sec
tion of the city and well situated
on the commanding eminence of
Gospel Hill, where a fine view of
the city can be secured. The
place has half a block of land
and will prove a most profitable
investment for Mr. Newell.
The Journal does job work.
GASE IS FILED IN
In Which Is Involved the Sum of
$5,804.05 in Grain Burned in
Elevator at Manley.
From Saturday's Daily.
Cjuite an interesting case in
volving some S5.80 i.05, was filed
in the oflice of the district court
this morning by James L. Wiles
against Solomon C. Keckler. The
Plaintiff alleges, in his petition
that he was the owner of 1,1C'.
bushels of wheat, which he stored
in the elevator owned by Mr.
Keckler, until such time as order
ed it sold, and that Mark E. Wile
was the owner of 2,200 bushels of
wheat. 2."i0 bushels of oats and
150 bushels of corn; Monroe
Wiles owner of 735 bushels of
oats and 158 bushels of corn;
Roy E. Wiles, 05 hushes! of
wheat; Isaac Wiles, i)t bushels
of wheat; Thomas L. Wiles, 488
bushels of wheat and. 1,095 bush
els of oats; James M. Teegarden,
500 bushels of corn; 1. 1). Brann,
75 bushels of oats; Charles II.
Lau, (J 10 bushels of wheat; Orin
Schliefert, 541 bushels of oats;
R. I). O'Brien, 20o bushels of
corn. I ne piainun alleges mat
the above gentlemen stored this
grain in the Keckler elevator with
the understanding that it was to
remain there until such time as it
was ordered soiu py mem, anu
that prior to January 5, 1914, at
which time the elevator .was de-
troyed by fire, the grain was sold
without the order of the owners,
and that thev have received no
return for it, and the loss of the
different parties is as follows:
Mark Wiles, S870.75; Monroe
Wiles. S351.70; Roy E. Wiles,
S083.75; Isaac Wiles, S217.50;
Thomas Wiles, 7 49.25; J. M.
Teegarden, $300; D. I). Brann,
s'20.25; C. II. Lau, 8402: Orin
Schliferf. 8179.35; R. D. O'Brien,
8120. The total of the amounts
claimed is 85.80 4.05. The elevat
or that was owned by Mr. Keckler
was located at Manley.
SOME THINGS THAT YOU
MOST NOT DO IN THE
STATE OF NEBRASKA
Carry fire across a wooden
bridge, lanterns excepted.
Drive a horse or mule team
Eight a duel or act as a second
at anyone else's duel.
Quarrel or start a riot on Sun
Play three-card monfe.
Sell firearms to the Indians.
Try to burn the penitentiary.
Bite off the nose or ears of any
Take forcible possession of any
Declare war on any neighbor
Decoy honey bees away from
Wear a fireman's badge unless
Give a public exhibition of
hypnotism or mesmerism.
Drink liquor on a train.
Buy a drink for a friend or let
him buy for you.
Take the bedding with you
when you leave a hotel.
Dock your horse's tail.
Refuse to help an officer make
Injure any salt well or salt
Molest a county surveyor.
Camp out over night within
forty rods of a church or school
house without asking permission
of the trustees.
Leave your team unhitched.
Ride a mule at a run along; a
Secretely transport nitrogly
cerin through the state.
Sell your property through the
Journal Want Ads.
Sues Sheriff Quinton.
From Saturday's Dally.
Lawrence Stull has inforniei
Carroll 1). Quinton, sheriff o
Cass county, and I lie Equity In-
surance Co., which signed (Join-
ton's official bond, that he wil
industriously try to collect 810,-
too damages from them by way
of the district court of Douglas
county. He alleges that Quinton
tiled against him a complaint.
and arrested and jailed him un
der if, charging him with beiiij
too intimate with a married wom
an, but that, as a matter of fact.
he was not guilty, and the court
so held at his preliminary hear
ing. Omaha World-lb.-raid.
It Might Have Been a Great Deal
Worse, and Fortunate Instant
Death Did Not Result.
From Saturday's Dally.
This morning about 8:45 the
family of D. A. Young, who reside
a few miles northeast of Murray,
were great Iv startled to see no
team which Rex Young, a son of
Mr. and Mrs. Young", had been
using in running- a static cutter,
top in the field near the house,
and without (he driver, and they
at once started to investigate the
mallei'. A search of the field re
vealed the form of Rex lying
where he had been dragged by the
team in their llight, and on his
person were a large number or
cuts and injuries inflicted by the
cutter, which had evidently pass
ed over his body.
Just what frightened the team
not known, but as they started
to run they had evidentlv thrown
Rex in front of the cutter and it
passed over him. The members
of the family conveyed the in
jured man to the house and
medical assistance was summon
ed from Murray to look after the
injuries. It required some twenty-one
stitches to close the
wounds, which are chiefly on the
back, chest and on one of the
lower limbs, and it is thought
that he suffered no internal in
juries from the accident. A tele
phone message from the Young
home at noon brought the in
formation that the injured man
was resting as easily as the pain
ful wounds would permit him.
Here Over Sunday.
Mrs. Emma 13. Manchester of
Omaha, supreme guardian of the
Wodnian Circle, and Mrs. Myrtle
Kelly, of Omaha, motored to this
city yesterday and spent the day
here with Mrs. Emily Dickson, re
turning home last evening. Mrs.
Manchester and Mrs. Dickson are
very close friends, having known
each other for years.
Files for County Clerk.
From Saturday's Dally.
This morning a filing for the
republican nomination for the
office of county clerk was received
at the 'oflice of the clerk. The
gentleman filing is John M.
Creamer of Wabash, who desires
to get into the race for this office.
Mr. Creamer is a prominent gen
tleman in that locality and will
get into the race at once.
Six per cent loans on farms,
orchard lands, city resident or
business property, to buy, build,
improve, extend or refund mortg
ages or other securities; terms
reasonable: special privileges.
Correspondence invited. Com
monwealth Securities Loan Com
pany, R. 767 Gas and Electric
Bid?., Denver, Colorado. 749
Henry Bldg., Seattle, Washington.
Hedge Posts for Sale.
I have several thousand good
hedge posts for sale. All sizes.
Louie Puis, 5 miles west of
Try the Journal for stationery.
ALL THE WAY TO
A Matter in Which the Most
of Our Citizens Are
From Friday's Daily.
.Now is the time lo take up Hie
mailer of the eonsl ruction of a
permanent sidewalk from the
main portion of the cily to Oak
Mill cemetery, as the present eon
dilion of the walks in thai direc
tion are something that docs not
reflect, very much credit upon the
cily in the eyes of strangers, who
are here in large numbers on
Memorial day to visit, tin- ceme
tery. There .-hould be a line of
permanent, walk placed, where
there is now only cinders or no
walks at all, and il should be got
ten under way as soon as pos
sible. The matter has been up
before the cily council and found
a warm champion in Councilman
Bajeck, chairman of the park and
improvement committee of that
body, and he is to investigate the
mailer of having I he property
owners place in walks whereer
it is possible.
This is alone one of the prin
cipal driveways of the city, and
in summer there are a great
many who desire to uo there to
clean up their cemetery lols, and
it is an imposition to expect them
to have to wade through a muddy.
dirty street to reach the ceme
tery where their dear ones are
sleeping1 their lat long rest. And
along this line, there is a dis
position on the part of a great
many to neglect the duty that
they owe in caring for this
beautiful city where many are
peacefully resting, and whenever
possible there should be efforts
made to beautify and keep up in
first-class shape the spot that
should be hallowed by the most,
loving memories. The sexlon at
the cemetery has in past years
done a great deal toward keeping
the place in proper shape, lmt
there are many things thai need
the aid and work of the lot own
ers and they should see that
their part is carried out and lend
their aid in the matter.
PROF. J. H. SLOTHOWER
OF ELMWOOD FILES FOR
COUNTY SOFT. OF SCHOOLS
On Saturday afternoon J. II.
Slot bower, principal of the public
schools of Elmwood, filed in the
office of the county clerk his
name for a place on the ballot at
the coming primary election for
the oflice of county superintend
ent, at present held by Miss Mary
E. Foster. Mr. Slot bow er has
been at Elmwood for the past lie
years engaged in teaching in the
chools there, and is a school
man of more than usual strength
and in the opinion of his friends
will make an able man for the
schools of the county if he is for
tunate enough to be sel elrd for
the position of superintendent.
He was here, only a few hours, re
turning to Elmwood on the after
noon Burlington train. This is
he first democrat l file for the
office, as the two previous can
didates to file are both 011 the re
publican side of the fence.
Farm for Sale.
Farm of 121 acres, 54 miles
northeast of Union; 14 acres hay
and, 20 acres pasture timber,
rest in cultivation; well improv
ed. Price right if taken soon.
ddress Miss Etta Nickels, Mur
Shoes repaired while you do
your shopping. South 6th St.
First-class alfalfa seed, at my
farm, 5 miles north of Nehawka.
Z. W. Shrader. 3-30-Gwks-w
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