The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 15, 1914, SECTION ONE, Image 1
N wtoutb TRADE EXPANSION EDITION SECTION ONE Pages 1 to 8 outfit Neb State Historical Soc vol. xxxm. PLATTS MOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JUNE 15, 1914. NO. 48. f 5) .tts NEW ICE PLANT RAPIDLY EARING II! Everything Points to an Early Completion of the Plant in This City. IIalt-niouihs newe-l industry, the artificial ice plant, is rapidly iu ai -i 1 1 ir completion. ;i 1 1 I from all prospects, by .July 1 the factory will be able to -tarl business i.i the manufacturing of ice that will 1 r tin i :y finest quality pos sible ! fiiul aiivwln'i-c. The fac tory i equipped with the ry I rt t - i imp"' machinery a::d tlx gent IfiiM-n who have li -n be hind tli'' ir i" -it i t 1 have spared nn outlay of money in making 1 he plant one tf the best i:i tlii state. The power for running the nia 4 liiu'-ix will li- supplied ly a lar-e Meitz crude "il engine, which wa- in-tailed at a cost nf mihh1 s.'J.ono. ami has be.-u placed in tin- smith part of 1 1 1 - factory building, wle-re a!! the machinery ..f tin- plant will in- installed. Thi- engine will operate tin machine, another large ami ex pensive piece of mach iiwry cost ing in the I't'i-lib' rli! ! of sev eral thousand dollars. In thi infill i- a! located tli'' pipe- that will r;iirv the ammonia u-ed in tin- freejug pmce-s. as well as a large air compressor. Before the wafer tint j use,! in Ihe manufact ur f tin' ice passes in! it the af-rr f.-eezmg tanks if will 1 rim through a tn' k where it is cooled arnl made ready for u-e in the making of the i. e. aii.l when turned into the large vat will in a few minutes be fi' en in tine shape and ready to U-e. To the north nf the room 11-ed for the manufacture of the jco i- the -tore r where a supply will lie kept on hrr.d for u-e in the cold -t e-;ii.'e depart Iiient . Mile al-o i- located the loading room, from which the ice ran he !. ailed from -hute into wagon- and a!-o the railroad cars r.n the siding for -hipnii nt to other points. The cold -tora - room- are provided with the Stevens" patent air-tight donrs that will -hut out all lmt air from the ..ufside and pre-erve the temperature of the looms at -U' h a d''LTee as will preserve the troods stored there. , small erifry Ita- been huilt adjoining the cold storage room, where the goods are unpiaded and then the eniry door c l.is.-d jiefoj-e tli" one leading into the cold storage depart pwrit is opened. Throughout these i-oom pate:!t cork lining fia- heen used to -hut out the heal, ami this, with concrete floors ar-d the rootim.' of the huildinpr. which is of a patent a-l"'sos composition, injures it J. ein:r almost .eifecllv nir ticrht. Tlie huildin i- a -idendid ad dition o the city and one over which every citizen should feel P'-oud. am the company erecting it lias 1 een risht o;j the joh in -eeimr that eerthin2r was done in fir-t-cla-s shape. Messrs. j. If. McATaken and r.ard Kunsrnann. two of the promoters, have heen constantly at the Imildinz lookinir after its enn-truction. and the contract, whicli is crivr-n to Mr. McMaken. will l.o fulfilled to Ihe letter, and of the most sub stantial lnn'Mincs possilde to p cure will o i-eadv in a very few days. The hrick work is h'-insr lone by Emil Walter- and liis force of men. while Tom Tsner is looking after the carpenter work on Hif luildin-r. 0;i the exterior of the buildinjr n larire concreti- oil tank has been placed beneath the surface, which will hold a carload of the crude nil used in the running: of the encrinc. Hampshire Boars for Sale. A number of tr,HMj Hampshire sprinpr boar piirs for sale at stO.on each if taken at once. C. R. Todd. Ilatt.snuuth. Neb. rtoiiw Wall Paper, Paints. Glass. Pic ture Framing. Frank Gobelman GOMPLET 0 Keys Found at Dunbar. From Friday's Daily. This morninir the firm of C E. Wescott's Sons received a pack age of keys which had one of their patent ta".s on them "and which had been mailed from Dunbar, Nebraska, wlif-re they had been found by I.. M. Shubcrt, of Coun cil liluli's, Iowa, a 1 ravelin- man. The key tau bore the number 2)'.S had been mailed from Dunbar, and proved to be the propertv of .1. J. Shireman, a traveling repre sentative of M. E. Smith it Co., of Omaha, who doubtless has been mourning their loss for some time as the kes bore evidence of hav- iuir laid out in damp weather. Mr. Shireman will be in the city today oi- tomorrow- and will find his lonir lost keys all ready for him. HON. JOHN MATTES JR., A VERY STRONG CANDI DATE FOR SENATOR There probably could not have bet n a s-otiuer and better fitted man selected for ihe position of cjimlidaie for state senator on the democratic ticket than Hon. John Mattes, jr. The gentleman stands prominent a- one of the best post ed men in public affairs in the state. He has been a trusted ollice-hobler, for city and enmity, and lias never betrayed the trust imposed upon him. lie was mayor of this Hty and as such was a trusted oHice-holder, for a mem ber of the legislature he was al ways con-ervintr lite best in terests of thf people. The News feels confident there is nnt a vnter in this senatorial district that does not feel he a man in every way !o be trusted and suited for the position. He has r.n opposi tion for the nomination for the office of slate senator and it is no thought he will nave much np riositjori when it comes to the "-- i. .11 this fall. The people of all parties and political faith of this county have heartily endors ed liis candidacy and feel flint a le tter r more efficient candidate for the otlice muld not have been chosen. Mr. Mattes js highly educated, a most efficient par liamentarian and well versed in laws and the makinsr of the same, and what is best suited for the best interest i nf the whole pen- pie. Nebraska City News. FRED RICE, AN EM PLOYE OF THE FREIGHT DEPARTMENT INJURED From Friday's Daily. This mornini; I'red Rice, nne of the employes in the Durlinton liei-h car department, met with a e?y painful accident that will place lu'ni oil" of duty for a few lav- at least. He. with his nart- m-r. were enira.eed in hanirinu- a break staff on a box car, when, in some manner a brake wheel fell from the roof of the car and cauchl I'red in the back of the head, inflicting a severe cut, as well as raisimr several larpe sized bumps on his head. As soon as possible the in.juried man hastened In the office of the com pany surgeon, where the injuries were dressed and he was made as comfortable as possible, and it is int thought there will lie any very serious results from the in.jury beyond the loss of smne time from his work. J. If. Crook, of Kansas City, a member nf the Monarch Ensi lieerintr Co., that lias charge nf the county bridge work is in the city today to consult with the cniniuissji mers. 4- O. Sandin, D. V. M., J prraduate of the Kansas City J Veterinary College, is per- 4 manently located in Platts-" mouth. Calls answered day or night. 'Phone 255. & Office GOG Main. -5 li. E. BIBLE GLASS BANQUET- TED A! MURRAY Representatives of the Young Men's Bible Class Spend Even ing at Murray. From Friday's Dal'.r. T.asl evening a number nf the members of the Young Men's Iwble class nf the Metlmdist church, in response to an invita tion from Rev. Hulehman. pastor of the Presbyterian church at Murray, drove down In that place tn participate in a banquet that had been arranged fnr by the pns- tir. Rev. llutchman has or ganized the men nf his church in to an adult bible class and desir ed to hear from the members nf the Plattsmouth class, which ha been so successful in the work ings of the ( lass here. At first it was the intention of the members to make the trip in an auto, but the rain prevented this, and it was necessary to travel in a car riage to the neighboring little city. The representatives from Plattsmouth found the usual warm hospitable welcome that has made the good people of Murray famous awaiting them and the evenincr spent there will lonr be very - pleasant ly remem bered by every one nf the boys in attendance. The ladies nf the church had prepared a mnst tempting three-enurse banquet in the church and the class from Murray and the visitors proceed ed to do full justice tn the "many tempting dainties prepared for them by the ladies. Following the banquet a conference was held on the conducting nf the work nf the class and several nf Ihe party frnm this city gave an nut line nf their work here. Two very pleas ing vocal numbers were given by Don C. York nf this city. Those comprising the party from this city were: James Rishel. presi dent: Jesse p. perry, secretary: E. II. Wcscntt. teacher - of the class here, and Tnn C. York, nne nf the members nf the class. The party, after an enjoyable evenin-r in Murray, readied home near the nvdnight hour. TWO MORE CANDIDATES FILE ON THE DEM OCRATIC TCIKET Twn more candidates have entered the field for the August primary and will seek the suffrage nf the voters at the eleetim and aiding in completing the list of offices to be filled. County Treas urer W. K. Fox has decided that he will be a candidate for re-election In the office that he has filled fnr the past term, and asks that his name be placed on the demo cratic ballot for the treasurer ship. He has iiad considerable experience in this line, having entered the office in 11)03 as clerk under V. D. Wheeler, and after servincr four years in that posi linn was appointed deputy under F. E. Schlater in 1907, serving for four years in this capacity, and was elected treasurer in the fall of ioi 1. William II. Puis, who was a representative from Cass county in the legislature fmrn 1010 to 1912. has decided to again seek the honor of representing his constituents in that body and has Held for the office of represent ative from the Eighth district, composed of Cass and Otoe coun ties. Mr. Puis, who is known from one section of the county to the other as "Pilly," is a bright, genial young man and one who is faithful to the best interests of his people all the time and a man in whom they can place t lie most implicit confidence of safeguard ing the interests of the taxpayers. ITe was born and reared in this county and is a progressive young 'farmer of Mt. Pleasant precinct. Railroad Officials in the City. The storms and high water the past few nays has caused a great deal of uneasiness in the railroad circles and many official were here vesterday and todav to look over the situation here and in the vicinity of the platte river nridcres. Division Superintend ent J. F. Russ, Roadma-ter Y. F. Kirk and O. Rucker of the Falls City division of the Missouri Pa cific were here yesterday, and to day Division Superintendent F. R. Mullen. Roadmaster James Emer son and Master Carpenter A. F. Iledengren nf the Iturlinglon were here tn ok over the situation. I. H. POLLOCK BE COMES 1 PLATTSMOUTH FIXTURE AGAIN T. II. Pollock, who for the past year bas been engaged in the automobile business in (he city of Omaha, has clnsed nut his bus iness in that city and again de cided to make his business head quarters in Plattsmouth. lie lias opened up an nfiice j; the Cnates block and will be in a position t look after his business interests in a better manner than before. He will still handle ami retain the agency for I lie Detroiter and the Resral automobiles and will look after the business from this city insfead of Omaha, and having his home here he finds that it will be much more convenient for him self and family here in Platts mouth. Mr. Pollock will also en gage in the real estate, insurance and farm loon business here. The decision of Mr. Pollock to lo cale here will be very pleasimr to his friends here an', to Ihe busi ness of the city, as he has always been an active fitrure in the Com mercial club and in the boosting of any proposition that might prove of benefit to the city in any way. The fact that the Pollock family will continue to make their home here is very pleasing news to their many friends, as it was feared that they might decide to remove to the metropolis, and now that they are to remain, it is indeed most gratifying. GHAS. ULRICH NURSING A VERY SORE HAND THE RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT From Friday's Dally. Charles ITriek i nursinc a very sore right hand as the result of an accident that befell him several days ago while he was en gaged in some work in the rear of the Fricke store room on Sixth street. lie was engaged in rip ping some boards for the making of window frames, and was work ing with a power saw when his foot slipped and be started to fall and in doincr so stuck out his hand to catch the table on which the saw was placed, and struck the saw instead of the table with the result that his thumb and two fingers of his right hand were quit' severely lacerated by the teeth of the saw. The injured member was dressed but is quite painful and Charley will be com pelled to carry his hand in band age for some time. The accident will be greatly regretted by the many friends of Mr. Ulrich. but they feel thankful that he did not lose anv of the fingers of the hand from the result of the accident. Mrs. Alf. Nickles. of near Mur ray, was in the city for a few hours last Saturday enroute home from Omaha where she had been to visit her husband who is taking treatment in the hospital there for rheumatism. She reports Mr. Xickles as receiving little benefit from the treatment up to the present" time, but, they still have hopes of his gaining his for mer health. Mrs. Ed Sprieck of Stanton. Ne braska, who has been here for a few days visiting at the home of her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McNurlin, departed this morning for her home. THE PLATTE AND THE MISSOUR 1PAGE High Water in the Platte and Mis. souri Rivers Foods the Low lands in This Vicinity. As the climax to the week of heavy rains that has prevailed throughout Nebraska the high water yesterday swept down upon this section of the country, in llieting a great deal of damage tn crops and for a time menacing the bridges over the Platte at Oreapolis. Together with the water caused by the rainfall, there was a four-foot raise in the Missouri river, and this added to the water from the Platte yester dav afternoon transformed the bottoms east of the Burlington depot into a good sized lake. The water in the Platte has been raising for several days, but there was no particular fear felt that it would reach dangerous proportions, and even yesterady morning the land on the sand bar showed very little signs of flood ing, but by i o'clock in the after- nnon the swnllen streams had emptied themselves down on what had been a few hours before fer tile cornfields, and in a few Imurs the water stood some four feet on the Stnkes farm east nf the depot and made it necessary for Mr. Stnkes to remove his household goods to this city for safety. On the pollock farm near the water works the water stood sev eral feet, deep and from all indica tions there will be little of the corn nr potatoes left there, and the hard work of the tenants on the Pollock place and Mr. Stnkes will be wiped nut. The railroad oflicials became greatly worried during the day over the develop ments at the bridges over the Platte and a force of. men was dispatched there to do what was possible to prevent the tracks be ing washed nut, but toward mid night the waters began to recede and the immediate danger to the bridges passed by without doing any damage. The flood water covered the Platte bottom for miles and many acres ff corn planted by the farm ers fnr several miles west were under water. From Cullom there are reports of much loss to the growing crops and there the river iias the appearanev of a vast lake, having overfinwed over the bot tom. Ashland is reported to have suffered greatly from having Salt Creek backed up and overflowing into the lowlands, and the rifle range there, we are informed, was several feet under water. Yes terday the high water in Salt Creek made it impossible to get from the Burlington station to the business part of the city. The rifle range here suffered only a small portion, being affect ed by the water, and this will soon subside, as this morning the wa fer began to recede. One of the heaviest losers by the high wa ter will be George Slander, re siding west of the city, who has fifty acres of corn under water on the Platte bottom and an equal amount which was flooded by Four Mile creek. Parties coming in this morning from the south report that Ne braska City was visited this morning by a terrific downpour and four inches of rain is report ed to have fallen, doing great damage to crops and flooding the lowlands there. Pure Bred Pigs for Sale. I have 30 or more Duroc-Jersey pigs about 8 weeks old that I w-ill sell during June. Pedigrees fur nished. Prices range, from $10 to $15 apiece. No male pigs sold after July 1st. Stock can be seen anv day at my place at Mynard. Neb. W. B. Porter. 5-29-4td-4tw Clayton Rosencrans was an over Sunday visitor with friends in Nehawka. 1 A R A I V Daughter at H. E. Heil Home. From Saturday's Dariy. The. home nf Henry E. Ifeil an wife, near Cedar Creek, was glad dened at an early lmur yesterday mnrning by the arrival nf a line new daughter, who arrived with Ihe intention of making her home with them for the coming years The advent of the new Miss Heil was the occasion of great rejoic ing", as this is the first child in the family, and both the father and mother are very proud of the new arrival, but their pleasure is small compared with that of Grandpa Stephen Jochin over the event. SHORT SKETCH OF THE LATE GEO. W. VASS, DECEASED The following is a short bio graphical sketch of the late Geo. V. Yass, who-e funeral was held here last Sundav afternoon. George W. Yass was born on March 21, 1SG5, in Kenawa coun ty. West Yirginia, arid when but a small child came west with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Yass, who located in Platts mouth, and received his education in the public schools of this city. Wishing to become a jeweler and liking that work he decided to earn the trade and become an ex pert watch maker, and when but 10 vears obi he went to Blair and tpened a store of his own in that ritv. but later came back to Plattsmouth and entered into a partnership with II. M. Gault un der the name of Gault & Yass, and the firm was soon the largest of the kind in the city. A number of vears afterwards he went tn Kan sas City, where he was fnreman in a large jewelry manufacturing es tablishment. Be worked there until the death nf his brother Robert, when he decided to go west to make his future home and ocated at Seattle, where he re mained until his death on April 3rd. George in early life united with the Presbyterian church and was quite a devoted member of that faith. LIVELY TIME AT THE BURLINGTON STATION YESTERDAY AFTERNOON From Frtday'8 Dally. The passengers who assembled yesterday afternoon at the Bur- ington station when the north- ound train, due here at 1:58. ar rived, were treated to an unusual it of excitement that for a time served to make things quite merry in the vicinity of the depot. man by the name of Roberts, a stranger, had purchased a ticket. and when the train stopped at tempted to step on board and was stopped by the brakeman. whom, it is claimed, refused him pas sage, alleging that he was in toxicated. Here, it is claimed by the railroad men, the man used violent language toward the irakeman, as well as Alex Biszan, the yard policeman, who had come up and gotten into the contro- versv. Alter a srmn session oi rag-chewing the man got on the train, and entering a car sat down and the other passengers claim he was perfectly peaceable. Tn a few econds Biszan came into the car and requested that the man get off the train, which he refused to io, claiming he was not intoxicat ed. The twn men got into another controversy, and from what per sons in the car state, Alex struck lim with a "billy" that lie was carrying, lhis aroused the man and he proceeded to hand several good licks to the form of the guardian of the company's prop erty, who withdrew from the scene of the trouble and the man continued on his way to Omaha, remaining on the train. He, how ever, secured the names of sev eral parties on the train, who ex pressed themselves as favoring lis side of the case. Both the H-akeman and Mr. Biszan claim the man used foul and abusive anguage toward them when they first attempted to stop his getting on the train. GREAT Tli FOR ANCIENT ORDER UNITED WORKMEN About Twenty-six Candidates In- itiated, and Large Number of Outsiders Here. Saturday evening nne nf the largest meetings that has been held in the city by the Ancient Order nf United Workmen was he!. at ttie hall to take into the rdcr a large class nf candidate-. and there were some twenty-six ynunsr men ready tn undergo the initiation necessary t become a Workman. The four- lolg"S of this citv met together in session and had on the plea-ant occa-ion irand Master Workman A. M. Walling of avid City present to ake charge nf the work nf put ting the cla-s through. Mr. Wal limr arrived in the city Saturday afternoon, and in the eenjng- was at the A. O. U. W. hall to meet the ditTerent members and a--is jI( gathering into the fold of the splendid class that the members of the different lodges and Deputy Barton had succeeded in gather ing together for presentation to the ma-ter workman for nota tion. The campaign had been carried on in real earnest by the membership of the order, and as a result of the work of the mem bers the cla-s Saturday evening was the object of much delight to the older members. The oc casion was one tilled with much pleasure, both tn the old and new members of the order and the beautiful ritual work of the nrder, as exemplified by the officers in charge, made a most impresie lesson to the new candidates. After the work of putting the candidates through the mill the members of the order had the pleasure of having a few remarks from Grand Master Workman Walling in which the adantages of the nrder were pointed nut. and the address thoroughly inspired t he members in their work for this, splendid order. At the conclusion of the business session the mem bers were invited to the main hall, where a delicious luncheon had been prepared and was served by the ladies, and this feature added greatly to the pleasure of cery nne taking part in the gathering. The work of Deputy J. R. Bar ton in this city lias proven most valuable to the order and ha re sulted in a large increase nf the membership. FORTY MEMBERS OF VESTA CHAPTER 0. E. S. VISIT MASONIC HOE From Friday's Dally. Yesterday afternoon some forty members nf Yesta Chapter, East ern Star, of Omaha, came down to visit fnr a few hours at the Ma sonic Home, and their vi-it was an occasion of the greatest en joyment to the members nf the family at the Home. The ladies had intended to enjny the day in picnicking-, but the stormy weath er would not permit nf this, and the picnic dinner was served in the dining room of the Home and was most heartily enjojed by all who were present. The visitors brought with them several talent ed musicians, and during the aft ernoon a most pleasing concert was given by Mr. and Mrs. Theme and daughter and Will Herington, as well as Walter Graham, a tal ented vocalist. The occasion happened to be the birthday of Mr. Askwilh, superintendent nf the Home, and he was presented with a very handsome token by the visitors in honor of the eent. Mr. Askwith is a former worthy patron of Yesta chapter, to which lie and Mrs. Askwith belong, and the gift from the old friends was much appreciated. The party re turned to Omaha at 4:50 on the Missouri Pacific.