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PLATTSMOUTn SEMI-weekly journal.
MONDAY, FK 15 WARY 22. 19I1.
A WARNING TO
Florence Abbott, Who Was Taken
From This City Back to Glenwood,
Goes to Reform School.
From Friday's Dally.
Florence Abbott, a girl not quite
fifteen years of age, was sxitenced
t.n Tuesday to an indeterminate sen
tence at Mitchellville.
The girl's mother, Mrs. Seneca
Hurd, an invalid, complained fie
fjuently to the authorities of the un
ruly conduct and disobedience of her
daughter. The girl had cn several oc
casions been warned by Marshal Dal
ton and County Attorney Logan of
the possible results of her conduct.
The girl's associates, both male and
female, were of the kind that were
Last Thursday she left her home in
Glenwood and went to Plattsmouth,
remaining over nignt. me gin s
mother invoked the aid of Marshal
Dalton to locate the jrirl. She was
found in the curtody of the sheriff, in
whose care she had been placed by
the city marshal by request. She was
with a woman of bad reputation. Mar-.-hal
Dalton brought her to Glenwod.
Attorney Logan, having tired of the
mother's complaints, and noting that
the girl had ignored his advice, and
since the mother nor any other rela
tive would take any action, he took
the matter up himself.
After the charges were read as to
the girl's conduct, and the same sub
stantiated by witnesses, Judge Roek
afc'Iow gave the girl some advice and
then pronounced an indeterminate
.-entence aeainst her to be served at
Mitchell ville. Sheriff Bushnell and
wife took her to that place Wednes
t ay morning.
The cirl appeared not to realize the
gravity of the situation until the
judge told .her of his decision. She
thc-n shed tears and said she would
kill herself before going to that place.
She firmly insisted to the judge that,
notwithstanding her associates, she
bail committed no overt immoral act,
that she had told her mother where
.-he was going and when she would
return. The girl's father died about
seven years ago when the girl was
about 8 year? old. Since then her
mother remarried and her present
husband. Mr. Hurd. is in a soldiers'
home in California. Glcnwood Tribune.
Hi. H. PRALL AT IMPERIALIWAS ARRESTED FOR
From Friday' Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Prall of Im-
perial. Neb., arrived in the city yester-
.ay for a few days' visit with friends
and relatives in Cass county. Mr.
Prall and Miss Myrtle Harmer of
Weeping Water were married in Mc
Cot.k, Neb., on February 12th, Rev.
Mr. Johnson of the M. E. church of
that city officiating. Imperial has
I'n the home of Mr. Prall for a num
ber of years, wheie he is the editor
und publisher of the Imperial Repub
lican, and Miss Harmer is the daugh
tor of ore of the leading citizens of
southern Cass county, Mr. and Mrs
I. D. Harmer, from near Weeping Wa
ter, and is a cousin of Luke L. Wiles
cf this city, at whose home the newly
weds are making a brief visit during
their wedding trip. The Journal ac
knowledges a pleasant call from Mr.
Prall, in company with Mr. Wiles
esterduy afternoon, which wa;
g-catiy enjoyed hy us, and we found
Mr. Prall to he an excellent gentle
mr.n. I he Journal joins with the
las county friends in extending con
From the Junction.
From Friday's Dally.
I.afc Scott came over from Pacific
Junction this morning to look after
some business interests in Platts
mouth for a few hours. Lafe has
been making his home in the Junction
for the past few months, but still
owns his property here. lie has been
iuite sick for the past few days, but
is gaining in strength at this time,
lie returned home this afternoon.
There will be a wrestling match be
tween John Jenkins and O'Conncll
on next Thursday evening, February
2oth. at the Puls-Gansemer hall at
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Buys Louisville Garage.
irrom Friday's Dally.
E. F. Steinhaus, who has been in
Plattsmouth for some time past, was
a passenger for Omaha this morning,
where he has some business matters
to attend to (Tefore moving to Louis
ville, where he has purchased the auto
earaere. Mr. Steinhaus is a son-in-
law of our excellent townsman, Mr
and Mrs. John Haynie, residing in the
fcouth part of the city. Mr. and Mrs
Steinhaus will move to Louisville
within a few days to take possession
of their new property, and to make
their future home.
LUKE L. WILES. THE
RED POLLED CATTLE KING,
SHIPS MORE STOCK
From Friday's Dally.
Luke L. Wiles, the king of Red Pol
led cattle men, of the eastern part of
Nebraska, made another nice ship
ment of his fine stock today. A col
lection of five extra fine animals, four
heifers and one bull, were shipped to
his brother, A. L. Wiles, at Syracuse,
Neb., today. If Cass county ever
possessed a lover of fine cattle, that
person is certainly Luke Wiles; al
most his whole time is being devoted
to the attention of his fine herd, and
their quality speaks for themselves
and denotes that they have been in the
hands of some one that well knows
what there is in the very best. Ship
ments are being made' both far and
near, and to see the Wiles' herd makes
an admirer of the popular Red Polled
DEATH OF A FORMER
CITIZEN OF PLATTSMOUTH
AT MOOD, NEBRASKA
Harvey Sage, for a great many
years a resident of this city, died at
his home in May wood, Nebraska, yes
terday after a short illness. The de
ceased was S years of age and was
enjoying gcod health up to a few
weeks ago. The funeral will be held
tomorrow, and interment will be made
at his late home in MaywcoJ.
Harry Sage came to Plattsmouth in
J8C0, where for a great many years
he was one of the business men of this
city, conducting a hardware business
for some time, and later following ttie
work of his trade, that of a tinner. He
left Plattsmouth about eight years
ago, taking up his home at Maywood,
where he resided continuously up to
the time of hii death. There weie but j
few men better known in Plattsmouth
and Cass county that Harvey Sago,
whore he resided for so many years,
end has a host of friends who will re
gret to learn of his death.
RFINR FOUND WITHOUT
Tlir Drmu niPII
L flLfiU I uADfl
This charge is not always one thnt
will justify the officers of the law
placing a man behind prison bars, but
nevertheless it is true with one rather
smooth artist, giving his name as N.
Anderson in Plattsmouth, N. M. An
derson to a signed check. In other
places he signed his name as Jack An
derson, and various other names, but
he was meeting with success until he
struck a snag in Omaha last Satur-
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t.ay. ine gentleman na.s been suc
cessfully operating in this section o
the state for some time, succeeding in
cashing his worthless checks in Lin
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coin, jouisviue, mis city and in
Omaha, thus far heard from. He was
in Plattsmouth on the 8th of the pros
ent month, and succeeded in getting
Mont Robb, manager of the Riley Ho
tel, to give him $' for one of his
worthless checks. As soon as Mr.
Robb learned that the same was met
with the "no funds" proposition az
the bank upon which it was drawn, he
.rot busy in trying to locate the gen
tleman, and he learned that he had
oeen carrying on this business in a
wholesale manner, with small checks.
The smallness of the check seemed to
win the confidence of all business men
in the above towns. The gentleman
will be arraigned for his preliminary
hearing in Omaha tomorrow, and Mr.
Robb will make an appearance to tes
tify against him. It is a good motto
to "Honor Thy Father and Mother,
But Not a Stranger's Checks."
Having decided to remain in Platts
mouth as my home, I have placed my
'arm at Mynard on tha market for
sale, along with all my interests at
that place. Address R. L. Propst,
MEN . NO GOOD
Them Do Away With Getting
Seeds From Washington '
From Friday's Daily.
About this time of year farmers
may expect letters from their con
gressmen, telling of their high appre
ciation of farm life, perhaps giving
touching reminiscences of their early
days on the farm, and begging them
to accept a free package of seed.-;. The
object of the letter is to suggest in a
very touching way the solicitude that
your member has for your welfare, his
warm personal attachment, and his
hope that when he conies up for re
election, you will take off your coat,
roll up your hirt sleeves, and do sev
eral days' work for him, in pay for
five cents' worth of garden seeds and
five cents' Worth of flower seeds, quite
similar to or identical with those you
have put away on the paniy she'f.
Those who framed this law long,
long ago, meant well and planned
well. The cbject was to distribute
new and valuable seed.3 among farm
ers If the law were observed in it. 3
si hit, it would be a good thing yet.
"Ve have not all the varieties of vulua
ile p'anl.s in this country, for it is a
comparatively new country. If the.;c
valuable plants from other countries
were sent to the experiment stations
to Le tested out and multiplied, and if
found valuable, were distributed or
sold at a nominal price to farmers in
the sections to which they were adapt-
ed, it would oe a ocnont 10 me en
tire country, says Wallace's Farmer.
The practice has degenerated, how
ever, until it is simpiy a means oi
helping politicians to achieve their
j oliiical ambitions. As a rule, farmer."!
t:or. r want tr.ese :;ce :s, ana are ui -
guted when they get them. Some
lime? they write their congressmen
1" . t v T i L .
not to send tnem. luz. no matter
which party is in power in Washing
ton, congressmen hold onto this free
seed graft, for graft it is, jaro an 1
How to reform this abuse? We give
it up. The only possible way, :t
seems to us, is to rctorm tne con-
ressman, and about the only way to
reform him is to keep him at home.
and let him learn wi:,dom by planting
tome of the seeds which his successor
may rena r.im, n, maeea, ne r.as v.
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rlr.ee to plnnt them and knows how.
Will congressmen of their own ac
coid give up this graft, which costs
the government thousands of dollars
in seed, packing, clerical work, an 1
transportation at the expense of the
government? Nay, verily.
Possibly a better way would be for
the farmer who receives these seed-:
to do a little reforming on himself,
and get rid of that latent desire to
get something for nothing. The
faimers of the corn belt are neither
beggars r.or paupers. They are able
to buy their own garden seeds, or
anything else they really need. Why
should they stretch out pauper hands
to anybody on tr.e face of the earth
We boast of our independence. Let
us show it bv refusing to be
papuerized and made beggarly
spirit by accepting gratis anything
from anybody, and thus putting our
selves under obligations. We always
pay dear for anything we receive as
gratuity from anyone outside Oi our
relr-Lives and particular friends.
Will Move to Valpariso.
Fr"Tri Saturday's liaiW.
I' rank Wandni. who has been em
ployed in the Rurlington shops for
several years, has resigned his posi
tion and will depart Monday with his
family for Valpariso, Nebraska, where
he will engage in farming. He will
make his home on the farm belonging
to his father-in-law, Joseph Bocacek,
of this city.
Secures Two Prizes.
Mr. C. C. Wescott of this city, who
for many years has been a great ad
mirer ot tne single comoea iiu:i-
Orpington chickens, secured the se
ond and third prizes at the Glcnwood
poultry show last week for the best
chickens on exhibit.
)o You Find Fault With Everybody?
An irritable, fault-finding disposi
tion is often due to a disordered stom
ach. A man with good digestion is
early always good-natured. A great
many have been permanently bcncfit-
d by Chamberlain's Tablets after
ears of suffering. These tablets
strengthen the rtomach and enable it
to perform its functions naturally.
Blacksmith at Mynard.
Krom. Friilay'R Dailv
Mynard will soon have a much
reeded blacksmith. Mr. Henry Stra-
bel of Elmwood, Neb., has leased the
shop belonging to R. L. Propst and
will be found there after February 22
! eady to do all kinds of work in his
line, especially horse shoeing. Mr,
fctraoai comes with a good recom
mendation and will be pleased to re
ceive a liberal share of your patron
CHILD LABOR .BILL
PASSES THE HOUSE
Krom Sat u relay's iany.
Members of the National Child La
bor committee in this vicinity, who
have been co-operating with the com
mittee in its publicity campaign for
the Palmer-Owen child labor bill, re
ceived yesterday a letter from Owen
R. Lovejoy, the general secretary,
asking for further co-operation.
''The majority by which the hcusa
cf representative1; passed the bill last
Monday was much larger than we had
dared to hope it would be," writes
Mr. Lovejoy, "but this i3 only the first
step. The final step depends on you.
"Only one in seven of 27(3 repre
sentatives voting on the bill opposed
it, and wj? believe that two reasons
why the bill is meeting with popular
favor. 1. That more than 109,000
children will immediately be affected
by it. 2. That the standards which it
proposes for these children have al
icady been adopted by the majority cf
the states. Forty-three states have
a 14-year limit in factories and 27 of
these apply it without legal excep
tions. Thirty-four states have forbid
den night work by children under
Thirty-two states and the federal gov
ernment have by statute recognize.!
the 8-hour day a:; suitable for adults,
(although only ID have applied it to
all children under lfi.) Only lo of the
important mining states have a 10
ycar limit, or higher, for underground
work in mines, but these 15 states
employ two-thirds of the mine work
ers of the entire country.
"The bill is now before the inter--tale
commerce committee of the sen
ate, from whom we expect a favorable
leport. The fate of the bill before
the senate itrclf is more uncertain,
and all who have not already wsitten
to their members are urged to do so
THE FOHEBAL OF THE
LITE ISAAC NELSON
From Saturday's Pall.
The death cf Isaac Nelson, which
recurred at 11 o'clock Monday, Feb
luary 1",, l!)15, at the home of his
. on, L. W. Nelson, with whom he had
lived since the death of his wife some
three years ago. was a great shock to
ihs community. Although a man of
-3 years, he was unusually rugged
md enjoyed good health until a little
more than a week ago wnen he wa3
'aken with the grippe,, but was not
considered seriously ill.
Isaac Nelson was born in Trumble
county, Ohio, July 17, 18:51. When a
boy he came with his parents to In
Ciana, and when a young man mover
with his father's family to Illinois
whore he was married to Louia M?
Cat thy. To this union four children
were born: one died in infancy: the
other three, L. W Nelson of Platts
.nouth, Nebr?ska: Mrs. R. D. Mc-
Nurlin of Weeping Water, Nebraska
ind Mrs. C. L. Martin of Plattsmouth
.survive him. In 18KS he, with hir
"amily came west overland, locating
in Eartlett, Iowa, until the r-pring of
lSOD, when he came to Cass county
Nebraska, where he had since re
dried. Living here at that early date
he krew something of the hardships
nd privations of pioneer life.
The funeral was held at the U. C.
church, south of Plattsmouth, of
which he was a member, at 2 o'clock
Thursday," February 18. Rev. J. M
ians conuuetea the services with a
beautiful and impressive sermon.
Property Changes Hands.
C. Kokc of this
city has sold
one piece of his property in the west
ern part of the citv to Mr. Joseph
Prince of Crete, Nob. We understand
that it is the intention of Mr. Prince
to move his family to this city in the
very near future, where he will make
When costive or troubled with con-
sHpaf.im take Chamberlain's Tablets.
ni . . a i i
ney iue easy 10 iai-.e aim iii'..3t
grceablc in effect. Obtainable every
OF MUCH INTER
EST TO PARENTS
IRO USE THE 000
Many Parents in This Day and Age
Believe in "Sparing the Rod and
Spoiling the Child" Theory.
It used to be generally believed that
the child which wasn't licked reg
ularly was headed for hell, on the
down grade with the brakes not
wot king. The "spare the rod and
spoil the child" theory had high
standing in the school as well as in
the home, and many who grew up
under that regime wasted no time
looking back at the happy days of
childhood. If a teacher wasn't handy
with the wallop, he or she wasn't re
garded as much of an educator, and
parents seemed to feel they were ne
electing their duty if they didn't take
it out on the children. But that idea
is no longer as common as it used to
be, and the children find life more
In several states corporal punish
ment in schools has been forbidden by
law, and in no region is it as com
mon as it was in the good old days.
This applies to homes as well as to
schools, although not in the same
measure. Indeed, there are now ad
vpneed thinkers who contend that the
parent who whip.T a child not only
wrongs the child, but the whole future
of the race, by keeoinir alive th
theory of rough stuff as applied to
government, thereby encouraging war
3nd keening alive other unpleasant
heritages of a disagreeable past
Which probably is flap-doodle, like
the influence of tin soldiers on ths
child mind. Which criticism needn't
be interpreted as an indorsement of
the whipping post, or whaling the
youngster into gcod behavior.
For the most part whipping is, lore
'n anger, and by parents who are too
busy or too tired or too lazy to rea
son with tho erring youngster, also
develops sore spots mentally as well
as physically, and nurses a grudge.
That sort of punishment certainly
doesn't help, and the child thus gov
erned is likely to rebel at an early
age and start south morally. Every
one is familiar with examples of that
kind from the old days when the rod
was considered a domestic bulwark.
Probably a good deal depends on the
child, but the spirit of fair play and
consideration for others, carefully
taught, is a stronger influence for
good behavior than any rod will ever
be. If you have no patience with the
youngsters of today, it is because you
are getting old.
Visits Plattsmouth Friends.
W'ilber R. Goodrich and fami'y, who
some time since departed for Al
liance, where they have since made
their home, were over Sunday visit
ers in this city with friends ana rela
tives, and departed for their home
in the northwest this morning on the
early Burlington train. Mrs. Good
rich's eyes have been causing her
ronsiderable trouble for some time
past, and taking advantage of the
holiday, which comes today, the fam
ily came to Omaha, where the eyes of
Mrs. Goodrich were given the neces
sary treatment. They then visited in
this city over Sunday, seeing their
friends and renewing former ac
quaintances. They speak very highly
of their new home in Alliance and say
they are well pleased with both their
work there and the city as a place to
L. Wr. Lorenz Improving.
County Clerk Frank J. Libcrshal
:.nd Mrs. L. W. Lorenz and daughter
Alice, were passengers to Omaha this
morning, where they went to visit Mr
L. W. Lorenz at the hospital, where
he has been for the past week or
more, having undergone an operation
for appendicitis. Mrs. Lorenz reports
her husband as progressing very
satisfactorily and entertains hopes
that he will be able to return from
that place in the near future.
George Edgerton Sick.
Frm Friday's Haiiy.
George Kdgerton, the genial old
gentlcmrn fireman at the Hotel Riley,
has been quite sick for the past few
ays, suffering with a seige 1 of the
grippe, and bordering upon n attacK
of pneumonia. He 13 some better to-
lay; continuing to improve in a like
manner he will be at himself within
WANTED To hear from owner of
good farm for sale,
price and description.
D. F. Bush,
Letter files at the Journal office.
They Homesteaded Together.
Some years since Monte C. Franks
went to Meade county, South Dakota,
where he entered and proved up on
a homestead, having as a near neigh
bor Mr. Gus Anderson, who also se
cured a portion of the fertile prairies
which your Uncle Samuel continues
to give to his good children. When
the titles had passed, the people went
their different ways, Mr. Franks com
ing back to Plattsmouth, where he is
employed in the Burlington shops,
while Mr. Anderson, his friend, found
a location at Elliott, Iowa, where he
is engaged in the implement business,
having built up a good business. Mr.
Anderson was in the city over Sunday,
a visitor with his neighbor and friend
of former years, departing for hi3s
home this morning over the Burling
ton. REV. HDLLOWELL
RESIGNS AS PASTOR
An Able Gentleman, Clever to a Fault,
It Is With Deep Regret That All
Our People See Him Gj.
With yesterday Rev. A. G. Hcllo-
well closed his year's ministery to the
Christian church at this place, and
will depart for his old home at Han-
m!a:, Missouri, this evening, where
he is called on account of the delicate
health of Mrs. Hollowell. During the
time which Rev. Hollowell ha; min-E
istercd here all who have had the good j
fortune to know him have been for-d
tunate, in that they have found in him
n ardent, earnest, conscientious
worker in the Master's vinyard. When
Rev. Hollowell came to this 'city he
found the church without a minister,
as it had been for some months, and
with not the best of feeling prevail
ing among the membership. Tf.king
hold of the work with tastful skill, he
soon had the lines tending to create
a division in the ranks of the members
ebliterated, and everything working
During the time which he has min
istered to the church at this place
there-has been added to the member
ship some sixty-one souls, which is
more than was added previous for a
number of years. During this time
the interest and activity of the church
and all of its auxiliaries have taken
on increased interest, and at thi 5 time
arc in a healthy condition. During
the time that Rev. Hollowell has been
here he has been handicapped by the
sickness of of Mrs. Hollowell. as well
as his own not the best of health, but
notwithstanding these he has con
tinued in the service of the Master in
such a way as to make the work
rount for the betterment of the con
dition of the church with which he
was connected here, as well as exert
ing a beneficient influence upon the
condition of society in our city.
There are a number of places which
are negotiating with Rev. Hollowell
to minister to their churches, and as
to show you the
ea rl y a r r i va 1 s of s p ri n g el ot 1 1 es
from B. Kuppenheinier cc Co.,
and Alfred Decker tfe (John
patterns and weaves and decidedly
new and different." Model of the latest
design, tailored to fit perfectly.
New hats from John B.
Stetson Company have just
put in stock, and include all the
shapes for spring. I he jy-ll ord a
feature shape for young nieii.
New novelty stripe
shirts very lively patterns guaran
teed fast colors'. Trices $1.00, $1.l'3
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: !llt,:iilllil..ti.i;. 1
on an "Ot&T Slip-
on is always ready
for the sudden shower J
or the chilly wind. O
And more lit is well- g
dressed, Ix-causc he has a gar-
merit designed by artists ax fi
the highest tak-r.t ar.d mad - f
by skilled, painstaking tailor. g
The reputation of a big g
manufacturer is back f the :
"wCtW label. You arc uro g
of satisfaction in every feature ?j
when that mark is on the g
clothes you buy. kj
If you haven't a ..lip-on you
need o:se now. p
Prices Men's Coats y
$3.95 to $25
1 Everybody's Store
yet he has not decided as to where
he will work. For the present he will
jro to his old home at Hannibal, Mis
souri, where his wife is ar.d not in the
best of health, that he may look ::fter
her welfare, as well as taking a much
needed re.-t himself. In the next few
weeks he expects to conduct a revival
for the church at Meadow Grove, thl:;
state, after which he will decide on
where he will go to work for the eem
In leaving this place Rev. Hollowell
leaves a large number of friends, who
are sorry to lose his kind and helpful
assistance, and knowing of the work
which he done at this place, it will be
difficult to secure another who will
take up the work which he has laid
down here in his departure.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank" the neighbors
and friends for 1he kindness shown us
during our Ir.te bereavement, and
also for the beautiful floral
L. W. Nelson,
Mrs. C. L. Martin,
Mrs. R. D. McXurlin
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