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PLATTSMOUTn SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Monday, may 31, 1915.
TWO YOUNG MEN
HAVE CLOSE GALL
From Friday's iallr.
Yesterday afternoon two young
men bound down the Platte river in a
motor boat, met with a rather thrill
ing experience at the Burlington
bridge over that river, a few miles
north of this city. As it was raining
at the time shortly after 4 o'clock
the boys had the cover on their boat
unci apparently did not pay close at
tention as to whether or not they
could clear under the bridge, for as
they reached the bride the bottom
timbers of the structure struck the
coverof the launch and in a second
the craft was overturned and the two
members of the party were lucky to
grab hold of the timbers of the bridge
and save themselves from a ducking
in the river. Their cries for assist
ance were heard by James Tipton, the
watchman at the automobile toll
bridge, who came to the rescue, and
with a section of rope succeeded in
pulling the two boy travelers up on
the bridge. The boat continued on
down stream after overturning and
was finally located near the mouth of
the river, but the baggage of the
travelers had been lost in the waters
of the Platte. The two young men
were none the worse for their experi
ence, but their boat suffered greatly
from the dip in the river, and this
morning was submerged in the waters
of the stream, although the boys were
able to tie up the boat. They stated
that thy had come from David City.
THE OLDEST BURY
ING GROUNDS iN
" CASS COUNTY
Resting Place of Many of the Pioneer
Citizens of Cass County Being Re
stored to Its Proper Condition.
The cemetery at old Rock Bluffs,
which has for many years been sadly
neglected, is about to be placed in the
condition That it should have been
kept for many years past, as the resi
dents of that community, together
with those who have loved ones sleep
ing there, are awakening to the need
of taking some action in the matter
of fixing the cemetery up.
Some time ago the Journal made
mention of the fact that an agitation
was being conducted looking toward
placing the cemetry in shape by hav
ing it fenced and thaJots platted and
arranged so that they could be cared
for and laid out in the manner origin
ally intended. County Surveyor Fred
Patterson had the matter in charge
and soon got in touch with Mark
White and several other prominent
residents of that section who were in
terested in the project, and the ball
was started rolling to make the im
provements desired. Mr. Patterson
was able to secure a plat of the ceme
tery, and making a blue print of the
same was ready to start in on the
actual work of relaying the lot lines
and streets in the cemetery. The last
step that has been taken has been the
securing from the board of county
commissioners of the appointment of
three trustees for the cemetery on the
petition of the residents of the vi
cinity of Rock Bluffs, and for these
positions Fred Patterson, Mark White
and Walter Byers have been selected.
This will now give them a governing
body that will be able to' go ahead and
arrange for the care of the cemetery
and to secure the funds necessary to
carry on the work by subscriptions
from among those who have lots in
Thus one of the oldest, if not the
oldest, burial plots in the county will
be restored and saved from further
desecration by man and best, and its
restoration will be a worthy object
for the residents of that locality to
strive for. ' Many a sturdy pioneer
and their helpmates sleep there, and
it is just that their last resting
places be saved that future genera
tions might honor them for their work
in paving the way for the settlement
and upbuilding of the county.
Best Thing for a Bilious Attack.
"On account of my confinement in
the printing office I have for years
been a chronic sufferer from indiges
tion and liver trouble. A few weeks
ago I had an attack that was so severe
that I was not able to go to the case
for two days. Failing to get any re
lief from any other treatment, I took
three of Chamberlain's Tablets and
the next day I felt like a new man,"
writes II. C. Bailey, Editor Carolina
News, Chapin, S. C. Obtainable
Paints and Oils, Gering & Co.
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4. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
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Henrietta Wolf to Barbara
Goetz, lots 9, 10 and XI,
block 9, Murdock. Con
.T TI. Pi'prsnn tr Charles F.
Morton, lot 15, block 1,
Union. Consideration.... 50.00
Will Jean to Charles N. Han
son, lot 13, Porter Place.
Emma Cecil to Hugh I.
Cecil, lots 4, 5, 0 and 7,
block 8, Orchard Hill ad
dition to city. Considera-
J. H. McMaken to R. M.
Shlaes. lot 12. part lot 11,
block 35, City. Considera- -tion
Isadore V. Hall, et al., to
Christian Ross, west half
SE half, 31-10-13. Con
C. F. Harris to W. H. Por
ter, SE half NW quarter,
part W half NW quarter,
36-10-13. "Consideration. .12,000.00
Elizabeth A. Petty to Ed
ward Rice, lots 11 and 12,
block 26, South Park. Con
sideration C. 800.00
William Ballance to Fred C.
Stewart, part let 7, block
(50, City. Consideration.. 500.00
John H. Stege to William F. v
Stege, N half SW quarter,
N half SE quarter, 15-10-10.
John H. Stege to Otto P.
Stege, NW quarter, 14-10-10.
John II. Stege to Frank E.
Stege, N half, NE quarter,
S half SE quarter, 15-10-10.
i i i 1 V 1 1 T i.iAlwi" i i
Mrs. Lyons went to Atchison Thurs
day to visit her son, George Masters.
President II. L. Arenas of the
Farmers' State bank was a business
passenger to Omaha Wednesday.
The Courier is pleased to note that
Phil Suiter is recovering, after a
lingering illness with typhoid fever.
Miss. Daisy Funke went to Atchi
son Thursday for a short visit with
relatives. She will also visit friends
in Missouri before returning.
Grandvil Richey, foreman of the
Journal office in Chicago, visited his
aunt,' Mrs. John Twiss, and other rela
tives in town last week.
Miss Anna Myers has gone to Oma
ha to stay with a cousin for some
time. She will be greatly missed by
her young friends at College Hill.
Roy Clifford came down from Elgin
Sunday afternoon for a few days'
visit with his parents. He reports
crops in that part of the state looking
fine and business good.
Miss Grace Beatrice Chenoweth of
Moose Saw, Saskatchewan, Canada,
stopped off here last week for a few
days' visit with Mrs. William Lohnes
of Cedar Creek, and together they
visited with Mrs. Henry Ahl of this
city last Saturday. Miss Chenoweth
was en route to Edmond, Oklahoma.
to attend a normal institute.
Wednesday forenoon during the
electric storm lightning struck a
chicken house on the farm of William
Wendt, yvest of town. The building
caught fire and was burned to the
grouna, cremating about 6 to young
chickens. The interior of the building
was saturated with coal oil to kill
mites and when the fire started there
was no chance to Fave the4uilding or
its contents. Loss was oyer $500 with
no insurance. By hard work and the
assistance of neighbors other build
ings were prevented from burning.
Aunt Betsy Sumner, who is at the
Lincoln sanitarium, is improving
Mrs. H. E. Brumbaugh and daugh
ter returned home Monday from a
two weeks' visit with her parents at
Mrs. Jesse Westlake went to Ne
hawka Wednesday afternoon for a
brief visit with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Heebner.
A six and one-half-pound boy was
born to MK and Mrs. Charles Trum
ble, jr., Friday evening, May 21stand
died early Saturday morning. Burial
took place in Camp Creek cemetery,
north of town.
Mrs. A. M. Vanlandingham went to
Lincoln Wednesday morning to be
with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. San
ders Vanlandinghaai, who is at a hos-
pital there receiving medical treat
ment. Mrs. II., E. Brumbaugh and daugh
ter went to Talmage Tuesday after
noon for a few days' visit with Mr.
Brambaugh, who is in charge of the
Missouri Pacific section at that place
for the present.
G. L. Myers and family arrived on
Tuesday noon's train from Dennison,
Kansas, for a couple of weeks' visit
with relatives and friends. Mr. Myers
was formerly station agent for the
Missouri Pacific here.
Mrs. C. H. Iludson departed Wed
nesday for Sioux City, Iowa, for an
extended visit with her sister, Mrs.
Jim Beaver. She also intends visit
ing relatives in South Dakota before
returning home. Mr. Hudson accom
panied her as far as Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. John Urhart of Gif
ford, Mo., arrived here Saturday even
ing for a few days' visit ""with Mr.
Ulhart's sister, Mrs. C. S. Trumble
and family, and other relatives. This,
is the first time in twenty-nine years
that Mr. Urhart and Mrs. Trumble
have seen each other.
- WEEPING WATER.
Mrs. E. C. Carrick of Scotts Bluff
came" in Tuesday for a few weeks'
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Kennedy.
Roscoe Wollen and his two chil
dren came in from Lander, Wyo.,
Wednesday and will remain at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Wollen, for some time.
The senior class play, "Strong
heart," has to be given two nights,
because the increase in the tale of
seats is more than the opera house
can accommodate without it being
Considerable damage was done in
this vicinity by the heavy rain Mon
day night to the corn fields. Many of
our farmeis will be compelled to re
plant. Some of them as much as
Mrs. Mary Pool, ho was operated
on at Lincoln Wednesday, was pro
nounced by the physician as being in
a critical condition. As no word has
been received since to the time wo
go to press relatives hope to hear
Mrs. John Fitzpatrick, sr., was
visiting her daughter, Mrs. M. J.
Thacker, at Plattsmouth the first of
the week. She took ' her two little
grandchildren with her and put them
on the train for their home at Mound
Married Miss Jessie Ellen Cappen
to Mr. E. M. Hcstetter, at Nebraska
City. Friday, May 22, 1015. The
bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Cappen of our city. The groom
is well known at his home town cf
Nehawka, where the happy couple
will make their home.
Miss Eda Leonard, who has been
teaching school four miles west of
town, the last two years, left Wednes
day evening for the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Leonard, at
Hillsdale, Montana. She was accom
panied as far as Lincoln by her sister,
Mrs. Charles Crew and husband.
George Peters, Henry Kuhnhenn,
Henry Maseman, Henry Wulf, Henry
Vette and J. C. Zimmerer, sr., and
A. Zimmerer, jr., of Nebraska City,
autoed up from Avoca Tuesday after
noon to look after some business mat
teis regarding the new bank for
W.- H. Hough and wife of Twin
Falls, Idaho, are here this week.
The baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A. W. Flatt is quite sick this. week.
Charley Stone and wife came 1 in
from Plattsmouth Saturday for the
great "doin's" .here Monday.
A. D. Rough of the Steel City Press
was here the first of the week on ac
count of his father's funeral. -
Miss Hope C.onley returned to
Alma Saturday. She will graduate
there this week, and expects to go
to Doanc next year.
John J. Long returned to his home
in Vesta Saturday, after spending
several weeks with his son, the editor,
Vernon Fleshman has been nursing
a very sore thumb for a week or more.
He cut it with barb-wire And then got
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lloyd left
Saturday morning for York, where
Mr. Lloyd has secured a good position
and where they will make their
Mr. and Mrs. Eennet Chriswissnr !
of Plattsmouth, who were here Mon
day to attend the dedication of lha
Auditorium, remained durin the
weejc ior a visit yvith their
Charles, and family.
Bud Hall came in Saturday from
Seattle, where he has been making
his home for several years. He is
employed in a bank and looks and
acts as prosperous as any of them.
Bud has a "host of friends here who
are very much pleased to know he
is making good. He left for the west
D. Ray Frans went to Omaha Mon
day evening to look after some busi
ness matters at the wholesale houses.
Mrs. Harry Frans and daughter,
Miss Zola, visited Monday evening
with their relatives and friends in
Dr.. Huston has improved upon his
former mode of travel by the pur
chase of a new Ford auto, and has al
ready taught it to stand without
Beadon Hall, who for several years
has been located on the Pacific coast
at Duvall, Wash., arrived on Tuesday
to visit his brother, L. J. Hall and
family, east of town.
Mrs. C. II. Dysart and daughter,
Florence, departed Monday' evening
for Brush., Colo., where they are to
spend three weeks with relatives, the
McNamee and Eikenbary families,
near that town.
Operator E. II. McConaha and wife
and their niece, Miss Vena McConaha,
departed Tuesday for Charleston, 111.,
to spend two weeks visiting among
their relatives and friends at their
Thede Frans and wife- returned
home Tuesday from Omaha, where
Mr. Frans spent a few weeks in a hos
pital recovering from the effects of a
rurgical operation for hernia, aid we
are pleased to state that he is now
getting along very well.
J. M. Willard and wife, residing
southeast of town, are the happy par
ents of a nice new daughter who an
nounced her presence at their home
Tuesday evening, and the editor of ; RivInR testimony against her husbard,
cur "infant industry' department en- illt judge Graves overruled their ob
joyed smokes given by the little lady's jee tion.
elated father. " - ) Vivian Wolton, nine-year-old daugh-
Dan Lynn and wife are soon to bs'ter of Mr. and Mrs. Wolton, who was
comfortably located in a new home, I " the ki'cnen when the murder was
., .1 , 1 1 committed, was next called by the
their new residence near the old one . t , ,.,., f0,;m,,
, . , . ... , Btate and substantiated the testimony
being near complet:on. It will be one' von by heT parents. she told vivid
of the neatest homes in the town,jjv now she had been in the kitehen
nicely located and constructed of the, with her mother, Mrs. Cochran, her
best material, also equipped wilh all
the modern conveniences, such as elec
tric lights, heating plant and bath
' Gertrude Tyson, who has been at
tending school here this year, left for
Columbus to join her parents at that
Miss Edith Hill, the primary teach
er, left for Arapahoe on Monday,
where she will spend the summer
visiting with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Olsen went to
Lincoln Thursday. Mr. Olsen, who
has been sick for some time, is taking
treatment at one of the hospitals.
A. L. Gash and family have moved
from Louisville to the O. M. Ward
property here. Mr. Ga?h is a member
of the Gash & Rader Auto Co. of this
Henry Mollen arrived Thursday
morning from Louisville, Ky., for an
extended visit with Elmwood friends.
"Heiney" is a harness maker by trade.
He has been working in different
large cities of the south since leaving
here a few years ago.
Paul E. Rose arrived Saturday from
Colon, Neb., to take up his duties for
the summer here in the restaurant
recently established by his father.
Mr. Ross has been teaching school at
Colon, a small town near Wahoo. He
expects to teach again next term.
J. L. Ring returned Friday from a
three weeks' visit to St. Paul, Min
neapolis and various other points.
While gone he visited some of the
large flouring mills. He has secured
the contract for putting in the ma
chinery in a large mill in Iowa.
The storm Tuesday morning was
rather severe, rain falling in torrents.
At times hail fell quite rapidly and
lightning was very sharp. J. H.
Rogge's barn was struck, demolishing
one corner quite badly. -' It is esti-!
mated that from two to three inches
of rain fell.
A U.... 1 1
iivy lainnuiiM yvasiicu uut r
vered un considerable corn through
vereu up COnSlderapie corn inrpun
this section early Monday morning.
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Some farmers report that they will
have practically all their COrn to re-,
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plant, in some cases as hiffh as a nun-
died acres. The first cutting of alfal-
fa hay has la
.week on account
in nn trio crniinn pll court 6 disallowance or me purponeu so mucn ratrn in its curative powers mat tney
in on tee grouna SIl lourl . , . .;L vi offer On Hundre4 Deilars tor ny cas that it
of the Continued wet Jotn O COnnor ieawug mo falls to cure. Send for list of testimonials.
neciuier. yjL course luere is cwn-
siderable hay yet uncut. i
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First Week Is Taken Up With
- Gelling Jury.
FIVE WITNESSES EXAMINED,
Woman at Whose Home Murder Was
Committed s Fir$t to Testify Her
Little Daughter Tells Clear Story ot
Slaying of Jump.
Tender, Neb., May 21. The trial of
Jesse Cochran, who is charged With
the murder of John-Jump or Rosalie,
lor nearly a week is making slow
progress. When court adjourned until
tomorrow only five of the sixty five
witnesses had testified. Two hundred
p.nrt firty talesmen were examined be
fore a jury was secured.
The first witness Mrs. Lorin Wol
ton. at whose home the murder was
committed devoted her time to tell
ing the position of the furniture and
the occupants of the room the night
Cochran made his appearance at her
house, and identifying photographs
taken of the interior of the house
showing the position of the furniture
and another showing the position of
the people in the room when Cochran
made his appearance at the door with
a revolver in his hand. Her testimony
showed that Cochran's wife, who is
her sister, and, herseif and her two
children were in the room besides the
slain man and that the three had po
sitions around a kitchen table, with
the exception cf Jump and her little
boy, Arthur, with whom Jump had
been playing before Cochran made hi
I.orin Wolton testified that there
were several men in the room adjoin
ing the one in which the murder was
committed and that they were playing
cards. Wolton also identified the
' photographs of the house taken after
the murder, which the attorneys for
the defense tried to have stricken out
because Mrs. Cochran was in the pho-
Inirank and in this wav she WOU'd be
brother and John Jump, when Coch
ran entered the room without knock
ing and Immediately began shooting
at Jump with the revolver he held in
his band when he entered the room.
CUTS THE ASSESSMENT
Road Pavs Taxes on Section House
Razed t by Cyclone Long Ago.
Lincoln, May 31. The Northwest
ern Railroad company has not heard
that there was a cyclone in Seward
t-ountv about two years ago and that
its section house was demolished and
has never been rebuilt. It has kept
on giving in that section house to the
assessor on a valuation of $fi00 and
the county assessor, not having heard
that the house had blown away, cut
the assessment to ?300.
Over near Heaver Crossing the com
pany used to have a bridge built for
the accommodation of its patrons, but
it went down stream some years ago
However, the company still insists on
paying a terminal tax on the bridse
This is immensely amusing to Secre
tarv Hemecker of the state hoard of
assessment, who is a Seward county
man and happens to know all about
the house and bridge.
Cut' Worms Begin Work.
Eealtrice, Neb., May 31. Farmers
report that in some sections of Gage
county cut worms and high water
have damaged corn considerably the
last week. Many fields, or part of
them at least, will have to be replant
ed. Chinch bugs have stopped opera
tions on account of the cold, wet
weather, and fanners are of the opin
ion that Gage county will produce a
bumper crop of wheat this year.
Nebraska Semi-Centennial March 1.
Omaha. May 31. The Nebraska
Historical society has set on foot
plans for the celebration of the fif
tieth anniversary of the admission of
Nebraska into the Union. In accord
ance with this plan a committee has
been appointed to finance, p'an and
carry out the details of the celebra
tion. A meeting of this committer will
e called for a conference in June,
fhe date is March 1, 1917.
Many to See Stecher Meet Serb.
Pierce, Neb., May 31. A special
train will be run from Dodge to ac
commodate the crowd of supporters
who are preparing to back up Joe
Stecher when he meets the bi? ?o
' pound Servian champion. Govedorica.
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fn the onpn-air arena Ot cue i'leice
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Ainieiic emu iwitj. . .
Culivan Appeals From Jury Verdict,
TTactin! Kpb Mav 31. John T.
iiastin0s. .eu., Jiaj oi. u
Oilivari filed bond for an appeal to
the supreme court from the district
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trict court held the win to De a ior-,
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you want to see the full Manhattan line, with all t lie
new and latest ideas, just stej in when you are going by.
Sport Shirts $1.50 Up
Other Makes 75c, $1,00 and $1.25
Have you seen the Uqion
ajl Qveriuit? $ J .50 and $2
C. E, Wescott's Sons
GREECE AFTER AM AIRMAN
Aviator Shaffer of Nations! Guard Re
ceives Offer From Abroad.
Lincoln. May .Q. W- Staffer,
rhi -f r.vja:or of the Nebraska aviation
corps connected with the nr.tional
guard of this state, has received a
letter from Vcnzolcur, Greek consul at
San Francisco, asking hjr.i for terms
on which he would ?o to Athens to
take charpe of the wqrk of building
aeroplanes and instructing in - their
Mr. Shaffer built twelve aeroplanes
for the Chinese government when he
was liviro- in San Francisco anrl thp
consul became acnuainte'd with his!
work, which is probably the reason of
However. Mr. Shaffer will rcfu
the offer, as he Is making arrange
ments to go into business for himself
Chamberlain Charged W'th Larceny
Tocumseh.'Neb., May 31. The tion
bles of Charb s M. Chamberlain, form
er cashier of the Chamberlain Dak
ins house of Teeumeeh, seem to be
many. He is now and has been for
several years at Spokane. Wash. He
was convictod of forgery in connection
with the affairs of M. C. Gray of Pull
man. Wash., a former Nebraska hors
buyer. A new trial was secured and
the jury hung. He was than charged
with grand larceny for the alleged em
bezzlement of $8.0u0 from Mr. Gray.
.was recently tried,, and the jury in
this case did not agree. Justice Hyde
pf the Spokane superior court has now
bound Chamberlain over for trial on a
charge of grand larceny. Bond wa
fixed at S"ri0 in this case. He is
charged with embezzling $200 which
belonged to W. P. Russell.
Phone Toll Line Stretching West.
Chadron, Neb., May 31. The Chad
inn Tf'eDhone company has bought
the Valentine exchange, thus giving
complete service through to Omaba
The company is building a copper toli
lini all the wav from Harrison tc
Russian Vessel Burns.
Stockholm, May 31. The Russian
Rtpampr Rore II. caught fire and
burned to the water's edge in the har
bor of Helsingfors. Gulf of Finland
Forty lives were lost. German spies
are suspected of starting the blaze.
Paints and Oils, Gering & Co.
At the Cottage.
He I didn't know it was so late.
Are you sure thot clock is going?
Feminine voice from above It's going
a whole lot faster than you are, youn
man. Penn State Froth.
High birth is a poor dish on the ta
ble. Irish proverb.
Su!&ribe for Ihe JounxaL
$100 Reward, $100
The readors of this P.
learn that thf-re Is at feaVt one dre.dtd dises
that 8cienre na(, bwn abi to euro tn an ita
.taees. and that i Catarrh. Hall Catarrh Cure
;s the onijr positive cure n..w kuwn to the med-
WI fraternitr. Catarrh beinsr a constitutional
disease. riuire - constitutional treatment.
directly upon the blood andJmuus surfaces of
tfae SJ.gt(?m tiierebr destroying.' the foundation
of the disease, and BtTina- jbepauent utrenetu
Sold br all Drngzl&ti. 75c.
7Ue Hail's TtmUz PUli for POSjtiptUoa, r
paps 75c Up
How 3Irs. Jlarrod Got Rid ef Her
"I suffered yitfr stomach trouble
for years and tried everything I heard
of, but the only relief I got was tem
porary until last sprjng I saw Cham
berlain's Tablets advertised and pro
cured a bottle of them at our drug
frtore. I got immediate relief from
that dreadful heaviness after eating
and from pain in the stomach," writes
Mrs. Linda Harrod, Fort Wayne, Jnd.
One extra fine milk cow, and two
past yearling Galloway steers. In
quire of Oldhams, or telephone 16G.
Are You Jlcady for (n)
Rainy Days i
coats is complete.
Plain slip-on effects,
regular ami raglan
shoulders range in
price from $3.75 to
$10.00; exceptional- ,
ly good number for
patterns, make at
we have two good
selling numbers in
this class-one brown
mixture for $(, the
other a gray wool
mixture, silk lined
Boy's Raincoats,' ages 12 to 1 8
The best $1.25 Umbrella in
guaranteed for one year.
Qtjier good umbrellas for
$1.00 and Up.
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