The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 09, 1915, Image 1

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    H Will Celebrate Every Saturday Afternoon Daring the Summer Months
State Historical Boc
NO. li
The Parachute Bursted and Sent
Rider to the Ground With
Great Force.
From Frfdnv's Dn'Jr.
A pjecial from Eagle, under date of
yesterday (August 5), says that A. C.
Jameson, the gentleman -who made
two fine ascensions in Plattsmouth
3 weeks ago, fell there a distance of
150 feet about C:30 p. m. His para
chute bursted and allowed him to drop
to the ground. He landed in a garden
near town and his feet sank into the
ground over his ankles. Tonight the
doctors were unable t6 determine
whether or not he would live.
Jameson had been performing what
is known as the double parchute
drop. He ascended in a balloon short
ly after supper time and nearly disap
peared from sight. At a clistance of
2,000 feet in the air he cut loose in his
parachute and started to descend. At
a distance of 1.000 feet he switched
to a second parachute. It. unfoded
and everything went well until it got
within 150 feet of the earth. Then the
cloth broke and split apart. Immedi
ately man and chute dropped like a
piece of lead.
The crowd of several hundred rush
ed to the scene, only a short distance
from the carnival grounds. Ross Crab
tree was the first to reach the injured
man. Dr. T. E. K. Dihel, who attended
Jameson, announced that no bones
were broken, bat that several ribs
were dislocated. In falling the aero
naut's back had been badly bent, and
he was suffering terribly in his back
und side. . He may have been injured
internally. It is believed that the soft
ground on which he fell may have
been the means of saving his life. ,
During the carnival, which has been
in progress here for the past two
days, Jameson has made an ascension
daily without trouble. For the last
three years he has been giving annual
exhibitions at the Eagle carnival, and
until today had not had a serious
Last year, whLle giving an exhibi
tion at Dorchester, he 'fell fifty feet
and was slightly injured. -
Jameson is married, but has . no
children'. He is employed bs' the Twin
City Amusement company, of which
L. S. Ilyan Is manager.
Late this evening Jameson was still
conscious and was suffering severely
from the shock. He complained of his
back hurting him. He lanJed in the
garden with the full weight of his
body on his heels, so it is feared that
his spine may be injured.
Mr. Ryan, his manager, said that
the accident was probably caused by
the apparatus which cuts rie second
parachute loose from the first. He
scouted the idea that anyone had
tampered with the parachute. The
aeronaut earlier in the day had spok
en to Eagle officers about -the balloon
and had told them to watch it for
fear someone would try to slash the
From Friday's Dally.
This morning G. F. Horn of Salt
Lake City arrived here for a fchort
visit with Mrs. William Hassler and
family in this city, Mrs. Hassler being
an aunt of the young man. Mr. Horn
is traveling in an Apperson automo
bile and is on his way home from a
trip to Indianapolis in his car, which
has taken up several weeks, and the
car bears the appearance of the bad
weather through which they have been
compelled to travel this far on the
trip. He will go from here to Hay
Springs, Neb., for a visit there with
his parents and ether relatives before
continuing on to his home at Salt
Lake. The trip has, however, been
one thoroughly enjoyed by Mr. Horn
and his traveling companions and the
two young men have been able to view
a great deal of the country on their
trip. "
Paints and Oils. Geririg & Co.
Fred Wagner, the proprietor of the
delicatassen ,and lunch room in the
Coates' block, this morning received
a new addition to the equipment of
his neat and attractive establishment
in the shape of a large new steam
table, which will replace the one for
merly used and which was. found too
small to accommodate the large
amount of business handled by the
lunch room. The steam table is manu
factured by the Omaha Hotel Co,
supply house, and has ample room for
caring for a great deal of food stuff
used in the serving of the dainty
lunches at the Wagner lunch room.
This will make an addition to the
establishment and one that will allow
of handling a great deal more busi
ness by the proprietor.
From Friday's Dally.
An invitation has been received in
this city by the local Masonic lodge
from the members of the Fremont
lodge of Masons and the Eastern Star
inviting them . to be present on Mon
day, August 16th, at Fremont at the
laying of the corner stone of the new
Children's Home that is being erected
in that city by the Masonic fraternity
for the care of the orphans of the
members of the order. The new home
at Fremont will be quite a large in
stitution and will be devoted to the
care of the girls who may be given
to the care of the order, while the boys
will be cared for in this city, where
the Nebraska Masonic Home for the
aged is established. '--
The Masons of Nebraska and the
members of the Eastern Star have
taken up a most commendable work in
the establishing of homes where the
little folks who have been deprived of
their protectors can be trained and
cared for until they are able to start
on life's journey alone, and through
the careful training and proper in
fluence of the well regulated institu
tions be made useful men and women.
The orphanage was first located here,
but it was decided that two separate
homes for the boys and girls could
handle the problem with greater ease
than if they were both kept at the
same institution. f
from Friday's Daily.
After years Plattsmouth is about
to have a regular Chinese laundry, as
two of the orientals were here yester
day and closed the contract for the
rental of the corner room in the Per
kins House, where they will open up
their establishment as soon as pos
sible. The two men who are. to estab
lish the hand laundry, t come from
Omaha, where they have been engaged
in the same line of work, and will at
once start in on the task of washing
and ironing for those who may wish.
The laundry will be known as the Lee
Yee laundry, and the owners of the
concern will do their utmost to give
satisfaction. These two gentlemen at
first cpntemplated the establishment
of a restaurant in connection with
their hand laundry, but not finding a
suitable room, abandoned the project
end will content themselves with the
laundry proposition. It has been
many years since a laundry of this
kind was operated in this city, al
though years ago a Chinese hand
laundry done quite a business here
until displaced by the advent of a
steam laundry. The two gentlemen
have been here several times in the
past two weeks and have looked the
situation over carefully before making
their venture into the laundry busi
ness in this city.
Mrs. Harry Johnson departed Sat
urday afternoon for Weeping Water,
where she will make 'a short visit at
the home of D. M. Johnson and fam
ily and spend a few days with her
husband, who is in Weeping Water
looking after some mason work.
Put the hammer in the locker;
Hide the sounding board likewise;
Anyone can be a knocker;
Anyone can criticise.
Cultivate a manner winning,
Though it hurts your face to smile
And seems awkward in beginning,
Be a booster for a while.
Let the blacksmith do the pounding;
That's the way he draws his pay.
You don't get a cent for hounding"
Saint and sinner, night and day.
Just for solid satisfaction
Drop a kind word in the slot.
And I'll warrant you'll get action
On your effort on the spot.
Kindness every time beats kicking;
Mirth is better than a frow;
Do not waste your time in picking
Flaws with brothers who are down.
And it isn't so distressing
If you give a little boost
To the man the fates are pressing
When the chicks come home to
Brighton (Colo.) Register.
From Friday's Dally.
Why cannot this city and Cass
county secure a night at the Ak-Sar-
Een den in Omaha when the knights
of Samson can find ready victims in
numerous of our residents who would
make splendid candidates for the new
and interest ordeal that the
Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben has arranged
this year for the entertainment of the
visitors to the metropolis? In years
past Plattsmouth has had a number
of excursions to Omaha, and each time
a great deal of pleasure has been de
rived from the journey into the land
of the Nebraska boosters, and for this
reason it would be highly commend
able if someone would take the mat
ter in hand and 6ee what could be done
in the way of making arrangements
for a Plattsmouth night at the big
show in Omaha. A trip to the den is
well worth attending and the clever
schemes arranged for by the Omaha
bunch cannot be beat when it comes
to furnishing entertainment. Those
who have witnessed the initiation this
year pronounce it the best yet and one
that would provide the greatest
amount of fun and enthusiasm. The
Omaha business men always prove the
best of entertainers and anything they
might offer is certain to be worth
while, and if Plattsmouth is given an
opportunity of getting in on it there
would be a large attendance.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon the office of
County Judge Allen J. Beeson was
the scene of a quiet wedding, when
Mr. George D. Frank and Nellie
Powers, both of Louisville, were unit
ed in the bonds of wedlock, or rather
the bonds were readjusted, as the
bridal couple stated that this was
their second venture on the matri
monial sea, they having been divorced
in Omaha five years ago, but had, af
ter consideration of several years, de
cided that they were ready to forgive
and forget and together seek again
the happiness of wedded life together,
and cast their past differences to the
winds and trust to future softening in
fluences of Dan Cupid to guide their
matrimonial bark into the haven of
happiness. The judge performed the
ceremony in his usual pleasing man
ner and extended to the bridal couple
his best wishes that they might find
their happiness unmarred by storm or
strife. After the wedding Mr. and
Mrs. Frank departed for their home
in our neighboring city.
From Friday's Dally.
The members of the congregation of
the Methodist church of this city to
day shipped a crate of some two dozen
nice fat chickens into the metropolis,
where they will be donated too the
Methodist hospital there and used in
furnishing a few delicacies for the
patients in the hospital. Each year
there is a donation of some sort con
tributed by the members of this faith
throughout the state to the hospital,
and the church here has always been
very liberal in their share toward
helping out the needs of the hospital.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon a wanderer
named Jones, who claimed that his
profession was that of a sign painter,
got too familiar a footing with the
rum demon and soon the painter was
decidedly under the influence to such
an extent that he was unable to prop
erly, control his actions, and soon
found himself tangled with the strong
arm of the law. The gentleman did
not meet with much success and hied
himself to the Burlington depot, where
his loud and boisterous language at
tracted attention and the police were
notified of the occurrence and Acting
Chief Alvin Jones hastened to the
scene of action and gathered the fol
lower of the pot and brush into his
charge and escorted him to the city
jail, where he was lodged to allow
him to rest up - frni- -4hs vr-J
accumulation of alcoholic stimulants,
and he was kept there over night and
then released on a promise, to conduct
himself in a manner more in keeping
with the spirit of the law and to leave
the city without delay. The painter
had visited several of the business
houses yesterday and was quite
wrothy when he was refused his re
quest to paint signs for them, and trie
rest in jail proved a very much-needed
lesson to him which he would do well
to heed.
From Friday' Dally.
Street Commissioner Mike Lutz has
had a force of men busy the past few
days in road dragging and they have
succeeded in getting a number of the
streets and avenues in very good
shape, considering the great amount
of rainfall there has been. The ave
nues leading into the city were badly
cut up during the rainy weather and
it required a good deal of work from
the grader and drags to round them
up in shape, but the result has been
very satisfactory to the public travel
ing over the roads and a decided im
provement over the past few weeks.
With a half-way decent spell of
weather it will be possible to get the
streets in shape again, but with the
large amount of grading to do it
makes it very difficult to get at all the
different jobs that have been ordered
and keeps the street force at work all
the time that the weather will permit.
On of the streets that always presents
a good appearance and requires little
work is North Third street, where the
curb and gutter has held the street in
shape and it has only been dragged
twice this season and is in fine shape
and the other streets on which the
curb and gutter have been placed are
equally easy to keep in proper shape.
i-h-i-i- -i-:-:-:- i-h-i-i- -i-i-i-i-
Lou Russell . will have the J
J. celebrated HALF-AND-HALF -J-on
tap at his bar tomorrow and
all this week, and those who
J- enjoy a cool and refreshing
J. beverage can find it in this peer -J-
J. of 11 drinks.
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I-H-M' 'M"M"I"I"M"H- ! H-I
Will Meet in - Plattsmouth Monday,
August 31, and an Interesting
Meeting Is Assured.
From Saturday's Dally.
County Superintendent Miss Eda
Marquardt has been quite busy for
the past week in arranging for the
holding of the annual county teachers'
institute, which will convene in this
city on Monday, August 30th, and
continue until Friday, September 3d,
and during which time this city will
have the honor of entertaining from
100 to 150 of the fair young school
teachers of the county. The institute
will be held at the High school build
ing in this city, as the city teachers
will hold their meetings at the same
time under the direction of Superin
tendent W. G. Brooks, and the teach
ers of the city and county can get
better acquainted with the methods
used in the different schools through
out the state and county.
A staff of splendid instructors will
be secured to assist in the work of
the institute and in advancing the
cause of higher education of the young
people of this great county, and with
the interchange of thought between
the instructors and the teachers a
great good can be accomplished for
the upbuilding of the schools. Chief
among those who will be present to
assist in the institute work will be
Prof. B.-E. McProud of Brookings, S.
D., one of the foremost instructors of
the west in the common branches of
education, and he will, during the in
stitute, have a aeries of lectures on
Grammar, which will be a most im
portant feature of the work of the
meetings. The work of Prof Mc
Proud has been recommended most-
highly by all educational authorities,
and the result of his work will un
doubtedly be the most useful of the
whole institute.
The primary department work will
be handled by Miss Mary Ellen Brown
of the state agricultural school, who
has just returned from a course of
study at the University of Min
nesota summer school, and who with
her years of experience in thisline of
work is well qualified in every way to
take up the problems and needs of
the primary departments of the com
mon schools.
During the stay of the teachers here
a number of entertainments will be
provided for them by the citizens and
Commercial club, which will prove
a pleasant social feature of the
gathering of the teachers.
From Saturdays Dally.
This afternoon in Omaha occurred
the wedding of a Plattsmouth young
ladv. when Miss Frances Wittstruck
was united in marriage with Mr. John
Purk of Spokane, Washington, in the
i resence of the immediate relatives
of the contracting parties, who had
gathered to see these two happy
hearts united for life. After the wed
ding ceremony the bridal couple de
parted for the west, where they ex
pect to make their future home and
where the groom is employed as an
engineer on the Oregon Short Line
railroad. Both of the contracting
parties are well known in this city,
where they have been reared o man
hood and womanhood, and ta them
will be extended the best wishes of
a large circle of friends. The bride
is the daughter of Mrs. Anna D.
Wittstruck and is a young woman who
possesses in the highest sense the re
spect and esteem of all who have the
pleasure of her acquaintance. The
groom is a son of Mr. John Burke and
a young man of great indus'ay and
worth and in his chosen calling of
iailroading has met with much suc
cess and to him and his bride in their
western home will go the heartiest
good wishes of all their friends for a
long and happy married life.
Paint and Oils. Gering & Co.
From Saturday's Dail".
A transcript was filed today in the
office of the district court entitled
Paxton & Gallagher Co. of Omaha
vs. Niels Schnell and Henry Snell, do
ing business under the firm name of
Fowler & Co. The case is appealed
from Weeping Water, where it was
tried before Justice Glover of that
city, and a judgment was rendered in
favor of the plaintiff company against
the defendants, Niels Schnell, who did
not appear in court, and was dismiss
ed as far as the defendant, Henry
Snell, was concerned. The case is ap
pealed by Schnell, who seeks to have
the judgment for $124.51, with in
terest at 7 per cent, set aside.
From Saturday's Dally
Last evening David Lbersole, jr..
Lad an encounter with a dog that has
has not in any way increased his
kindly feeling for the canine tribe, and
this one dog in particular, and as a
jesult of meeting the dog, Dave is
rather sore mentally as well as
physically. The young man had
started down town on his bicycle last
evening and was coming down the
South Sixth street hill rather slowly
until, reaching the church at Sixth
and Granite streets, when he let out
the machine to a little higher rate of
speed, and just about this time a
small black dog came dashing out in
to the road barking and running at
the wheel, and in an instant the col
lision had taken place and David was
hurled through'the air for quite a 'dis
tance and the bicycle followed right
after him, turning over several times
before lighting, and the wheel will
require a new fork on the front as
well as a new front wheel to replace
the one smashed. Dave was badly
bruised up, as his shoulders and sides
were badly damaged in alighting and
several large sections of skin removed
from his hands and arms in striking
the rough roadway. The accident
will be rather costly as well as pain
ful to the young man ard he will be
on the lookout hereafter for all stray
dogs that have the habit of running
out and barking and snapping at passers-by.
From Saturday's Dally.
The ladies of the woman's foreign
Missionary society of the Methodist
church were entertained in a very
pleasant manner Thursday afternoon
at the charming home of Mr. and Mrs.
R. B. Hayes on South Fifth street,
and the event was enjoyed to the ut
most by the large number in attend
ance in the discussion of the church
work, as well as plans for the future
work of the society. At a suitable
our a splendid luncheon was served,
and late .in the afternoon the ladies
departed homeward.
As the shades of evening fell a
most dainty and delicious picnic sup
per was served on the lawns of the
Hayes home to a number of their
friends and associates that was most
thoroughly enjoyed by everyone pres
ent, and the time was spent in visit
ing and having a jolly good time.
Those in attendance were: Mr. and
Mrs. E. C. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Wescott, Rev. and Mrs. F. M. Dru-
liner, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Mann
and Mr. and Mrs. Hayes.
For Sale or Rent.
Four acres of ground with new 5-
room house, basement and cellar, good
well, barn and outbuildings; plenty of
fruit for own use; one and a quarter
miles south of town, on Chicago ave
nue. Write or see Mrs. F. M. Hesse,
Plattsmouth. Neb. 8-9-lwk-d&w
C. F. Reihart of Louisville drove
down this morning to visit for the day
and to take in the circus this after
noon. ,
Congressman C. F. Reavis of Falls
City has just given out the informa
tion that Sam Windham of this city
has been selected Ly him for the posi
tion of cadet at the West Point
Military academy as the represent
ative of the First congressional dis
trict. This appointment has been
figured on strongly for some time by
Mr. Reavis, but owing to the fact that
he was undecided as to the appoint
ment of the alternates he has not
made it public. Ellis B. Mansfield of
Lincoln and William T. Johnson, jr.,
of Kansas City are named as the
The selection of Mr. Windham to
this position will be most pleasing to
the many friends of the young man
and they will extend to him their
heartiest congratulations on his good
fortune in becoming admitted to the
United States Military academy for
the educations of the future generals
of the army. Mr. Windham is the
youngest son of Hon. R. B. Windham
of this city and has been reared in this
city and graduated from the High
school in the class of 1913. He has
been attending the state university at
Lincoln for the past two years and is
a young man who will no doubt be
able to pass the required examination
that will admit him to the military
academy and enable him to graduate
from that institution with honor to
himself and his state.
Saturday night Alex Hunter, well
known in this section of Cass county.
and at present a resident of Mills
county, Iowa, came over and during
his stay here acquired a yienl deal
more ripe Nebraska corn juice than
he could handle, and as a consequence
he made his way to the livery barn of
M. E. Manspeaker and sought repose
in the hay loft of the barn, where he
was discovered some time laler by the
employes of the ' barn, wrapped in
slumber. The police were notified of
the find and officer Grebe responded to
the call and soon had Alex on his way
to the bastile, and although he was
somewhat loath to go with the officer,
he was finally compelled to waltz over
to the jail and was lodged there until
this morning, when Judge Archer im
posed a fine of $5 and costs, amount
ing to $8, on him, and he was re
leased in order to raise the necessary
funds to insure his liberty.
Dora, the little 4-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dean, met
with a very painful accident Saturday
afternoon that might have resulted
mose seriously for her. The little one
was playing in a small apple tree and
fell out and in her fall caught on a
hook that was used to suspend a ham
mock from and the sharp point of the
hook entered the abdomen of the little
girl, but did not inflict a serious
wound. Medical assistance was at
once summoned and the injury dress
ed and she was made as easy as pos
J. N. Norris of Coleridge, Neb., is
making an extended visit with rela
tives and friends at Nehawka and at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Cook
ind Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Chriswisser
in this city. Mr. Noirn was a pleas
t nt caller at this office and while here
bad his subscription to the Plattr
jrouth Journal extended for another
J tar.
George P. Barton of Union was
here today for a few hours looking
after some matters of business.