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Neb State Historical Soc
Why Not Have a Rural High School
Or One With Tart of the Higher
Grades Every So Far in
the Country?
From Tuesday's Dally.
Those ready for higher prudes can
make the trip by themselves, while
the younger ones are kept in their
own school under the supervision of
the parents and very likely to their
own advantage, as more time could
be given to them. Would not this
plan be better than consolidation?
The long trips night and morning,
with perhaps waiting for the wagon
in bad weather, is too much for our
smaller ones. Decidedly, something
should be done.
We can't or should not send our
children to town for higher education.
They are finishing: the eighth grade
entirely too young to be sent from
heme. They are just at the age
where they need the influence of that
home, father and mother. They also
need the influence of the cornfields,
apple orchards and all of God's grow
ing things much more than they need
the movies, loitering on the streets,
not knowing how to get the recreation
and exercise to which they have been
We trv to teach our children to
withstand temptation, try to teach
them they will meet evil and make
them strong enough to overcome it.
but I leave it to you. do you not know
men and women past the age of the
ninth graders who make a mistake
now and then ? What, then, can we
expect of a child?
You voters have made laws to care
for the fish, to protect the birds, to
investigate the horse disease, to send
out advice to make poultry pay and to
protect the hogs. Can't you do some
thing for our most valuable product,
our boys and girls, to make them pay
bigger dividends in finer men and
women ?
God never started bovs and girls
under better conditions than out here j
en the farm. He also gave men the!
minds with which to reason and the
Lower to keep those conditions what
thev should be.
w.i ,.f a,i,.
J.V ' - noiil i 1IVI Vili ViiU J L I
nit is not one or
two occasionally from a district but a
big majority all the time to go
farther than the eighth grade.
Why can't we have rural high
schools and instead of
hack to the farm" our children will
. i
never get weaned away from it.
I would like to hear from other
mothers on this subiect a subiect
that is being discussed in almost every
rural home. A Country Mother.
From Tuesday Daily
Last Saturday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Mark Sheldon occurred a
very pleasant surprise party in honor
of their daughter, Mable, being her
fifth birthday anniversary. A large
number of the little friends of the
young lady gathered to assist her in
the celebration of the happy event.
The little folks played the many
games of childhood, which were enjoy
ed to the utmost until a suitable hour,
when a dainty and delicious luncheon
was served to the merry party by Mrs.
Claude Gouchenour and Miss Bertha
Ileldon, which was much enjoyed. In
honor of the occasion Miss Mable re
ceived many handsome presents to re
mind her of the little friends who had
enjoyed the event with her. At a late
hour they all departed homeward,
wishing the little lady many happy
returns of the day. Those present
were: Misses Froma Strucklin, Vir
ginia Gouchenour. Blanche Leland,
Viola Ferguson, Tressa Ferguson,
Helen Mason, Edith Kephart, Lucille
Mason, Gladys Sheldon, Mable Shel
don, Earl Renner, Jesse Blunt, Glenn
Mason, Willard Leland, Mart Sheldon,
Howard Mason, Glenn Ferguson,
Floide Mason, Ralph Sheldon, Charlie
Renner, Donie Renner, Mrs. Eugene
Mason and Miss Doris Mason.
Called to Brother's Bedside.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last evening Mrs. William Barclay
received a message stating that her
brother, James Welsh, residing at
j Fairmont, Nebraska, had been seri-
ousiy if not fatally injured in an auto
mobile accident and was not expected
to survive the accident, and this morn
mg iirs. i.arciay departed lor Jair-
mont to be at his bedside. The mes
sage did not give any of the partic
ulars of the accident.
From Tuesday' Dalir.
I'. I'. Vallery came in last evening
to vi.;it over night at the home of his
brother, 1 . W. Vallery, and during
the short time afforded him to look
over the once familiar scenes where
he spent hi boyhood and early man
hoc d. Mr. Vallery has resided in
South Dakota for over forty yc.irs and
located in that state when it was still
a part cf the wild west with all the
jdanycrs rnd perils of the frontier
life from the Indians and the wild
and iicviess characters who made the
frontier towns their headqvarters.
When he located in Dakota, Deadwood
was just springing into existence, and
be assisted in the erection of a great
many of the houses in th?l town, as
weli i.s in Custer and other s,pai!er
towns .learbv. He was hv owner for
a short t-me of
h.n been built
the stockade which
there bv General
I.ioo!. uiiu ins jorce oi so.uers u
I guard against the invasion ol the
i . l L j ?
iwar-Kkc ti ibes of Indians, and it was
just about the time Mr. Vallery. lo
cated in that country that the famous
battle of General Custom occurred,
which resulted in the death cf that
brave officer and his force of men.
Mr. Vrdlery, in remarking on the
many changes that had occurred here
fince he was a resident, related the
story of the moving of the fiist dirt
on the Burlington, which was made at
this point and which was a most gala
occasion in the town and nearby coun
try, as it cemented the ties that bound
Nebraska to the rest of the world and
made travel by rail possible between
the different towns of the state.
While ?I r. Vallery resided here tho
I i i r i i a
in;ei means OI l""ei anu "
tK'n for Krain was made across the
. . a . i a i r ,i
rier oy sieamooais anu jerries anu
he states that many
a time he has
t,een Psent wren great streams o,
wagons from the nearby country
were here waiting for an opportunity
i j. . I l . i i . r
umoau ineir wneat or corn iur
shipment to the east. It was a pleas
jant occasion for the brothers to en-
,i.v lhe visit if fcVen for onlv a feW
1 1,cur5' and the took advantage cf
very minute to spend with each other.
Our city is soon to lose one of its
lamilies which will be greatly re
gretted by their many friends, as in
a few days the Guy McMaken family
leave for Kimball, Nebraska, where
they will locate on a large C40 acre
ranch near that place and take up the
tilling of the soil. Mr. McMaken has
already departed with the household
goods and farming implements, which
will be arranged before the family
leaves to take up their new home. Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Scott and son, Glenn,
will also locate on the ranch and as
sist in looking after the work and
management of this extensive piece
of land. The friends of this estimable
family will regret very much to lose
them from their circle but trust that
they will have the greatest of success
in their new home in every way and
that happiness and prosperity may be
their lot in the coming years.
To Preach Here Sunday.
On next Sunday morning Rev. N. A.
Martin of Lincoln will occupy the pul
pit at the First Methodist church in
place of Rev. F. M. Druliner, who on
account of sickness in his family will
rot be able to be present at the serv
ices. Dr. Martin is one of the able
clergymen of the church and will min
ister to the spiritual needs of the
From Tuesday's DaKr
The board of county commissioners
wass in session at the court house today
looking after the county's business af
fairs, and a full attendance of the
members were on hand to start the
ball to rolling at the call of the gavel
of Chairman Heebner. One of the
chief matters to claim the attention of
the board was the application of sev
eral of the residents of the eastern
portion of Liberty precinct to have
that precinct divided for the road work
into four districts so that it could be
cared for in better shape. The board
decided that it was not practical to
divide the precinct into separate dis
tricts, but decided to appoint two
deputy road supervisors to work un
der Fred Clark, the road overseer of
the precinct, in caring for the roads
Bert Everett was apopinted for the
northeastern part of the precinct and
I). A. Eaton for the southeastern part.
If the precinct was divided the eastern
part of the precinct would not receive
any of the money lrom the railroad
tax of the Missouri Pacific, which runs
through the western part of the pre
cinct, and as the land in the eastern
portion is not taxed as heavily as the
other land it would not raise sufficient
revenue to carry on the work. There
was a large number present at the
meeting from that section of the coun
ty, including Joe Dare, D. A. Eaton,
James Edminston, Bert Everett,
George Eaton, George Everett, D. E.
Eaton and William Rakes.
from Tuesdays Daily
The Long Beach, California, Daily
Teelgram of Saturday, March 4th,
tells of the formation out in that
state of a new line of educational
work which it is thought will be taken
up quite extensively by those who are
seeking to fit themselves for useful
careers. Among those who have as
sumed a very active part in this work
is our former friend. Senator S. L.
Thomas, who of late years has made
his home on the coast, and the friends
of the genial senator will be pleased
to learn that he still has a keen inter
est in the welfare of his community,
as the following would indicate:
As forecasted in Thursday's Tel
egran, the establishment of an Inter
national School for Domestic Arts and
Science is an established fact, and the
new enterprise is practically ready to
open for business. At a meeting of
several local business men and capi
talists Friday at the temporary offices
in room 313, Marine Bank building, a
complete organization was effected by
the election of the following officers:
President, Hon. S. L. Thomas.
First Vice President and General
Manager, A. C. Hoff.
Second Vice President, E. J. Gil
lette. Secretary-treasurer, W. B. Mc
Queen. The new officials are well known in
Long Beach and their practical activi
ties in business lines before they came
to this city indicates that the school
will have all the push and energy be
hind it of which these boosters are
President Thomas, formerly state
senator of Nebraska, is now a retired
capitalist of Long Beach.
First Vice President and General
Manager A. C. Hoff was founder of
the Inter-State Schools of Cedar Rap
ids, Iowa, the most successful school
in the United States, on civil service
Visiting Here Sunday.
From Tuesday's Dally.
J. E. Johnson and wife came down
from Omaha last Sunday to spend the
day here at the home of Mr. Johnson's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson
and family, and made the trip in the
new Studebaker touring car which Mr.
Johnson has just purchased, and ha
acn now spend his spare time when
not looking after the running of trains
"on this division of the Burlington, in
enjoying real joy rides in the new machine.
Down Town Again.
Our eld friend, Jacob Meisinger,
who for the past few weeks has been
confined to his home suffering from a
severe attack of rheumatism, was
down town yesterday for a short time
visiting with his many friends and
enjoying his first trip down to the
business part of town since being
taken sick. Mr. Meisinger is still suf
fering a great deal from his malady
which has settled in his lower limbs
and he is compelled to use a crutch to
get around, but is showing the most
favorable signs of recovering from
the malady.
From Tuesdays Dally.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Joseph
Nejedley was held yesterday after
noon from the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Buttery on Elm street and was
attended by a large number of those
who had known her best in life and
who shared with the bereaved husband
and children the grief of the taking
away of this good woman. The serv
ices were conducted by Rev. Father
W. S. Leete of St. Luke's Episcopal
church, using the beautiful and im
pressive burial service of that church.
The choir of the church gave a num
ber of the beautiful hymns which
served to soften the grief of the fam
ily and friends. At the close of the
service the body was conveyed to Oak
Hill cemetery, where it was laid to
rest besides that of the little daugh
ter, who had preceded her in death.
The pali-bearers were: Andrew
Kroehler, II. M. Soennichsen, Edward
Donat, Emmons Ptak, John Bajeck,
Mike Bajeck, old friends of the fam
ily during the residence in tms city.
Card of Thanks.
To our friends in Plattsmouth, who
by their kindness and sympathy soft
ened the bitterness of our loss of a
beloved wife and mother, we desire to
express our most heartfelt apprecia
tion and pray that these kind friends
may be treated with equal sympathy
in their hour of sorrow.
Joseph Nejedley and Family.
From Wednesday's Dally.
One of the most pleasant social
gatherings in the country districts oc
curred Saturday evening at the cozy
farm home of Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
Todd, west of this city, when a large
number of the friends and neighbors
of this highly esteemed gentleman
gathered to asisst him in celebrating
his forty-sixth birthday anniversary.
Mr. Todd was not aware of the inten
tions of his friends to assist him in
the celebration of the occasion and
was taken completely by surprise
when the jolly party made its appear
ance at the Todd home. The evening
was spent delightfully in visiting and
having a general social time for sev
eral hours and games of all sorts as
well as several very pleasing musical
numbers that were given to add to the
delights of the event. At a suitable
hour a very dainty and delicious
luncheon was served which added
very much to the enjoyment of the
event as the guests had all been pro
vided with well filled baskets of good
things to eat which added a very
pleasing part to the evening's enter
tainment. At a late hour the guests
departed wishing Mr. Todd many
more happy birthdays in the future
and years of success and happiness.
Call on the Journal.
From Tuesday s Daily.
Dave Eaton, George Everett, George
Eaton and William Raker of the vi
cinity of Union motored to this city
this morning to attend to some im
portant business matters and visit
county seat friends. While here Mr.
Everett and Mr. Dave Eaton were
pleasant callers at this office, and Mr.
Everett had his his subscription ex
tended for another year and Mr. Dave
Eaton had the subscription of the pa
per ?roing to his father, Eli Eaton, ex
tended for another year.
Why Omaha's Mayor Did Not Attend
Bryan Birthday Affair Has Not
Vet ISeen Explained.
From "Wednesday's Dally.
Lincoln, Neb., March 22. The mys-J
tery of the failure of Mayor Dahlman
of Omaha to keep his appointment as I
a speaker at the Bryan meeting here
last night deepened today. There were reach St. Louis in time to get connec
many who attended the affair who tions for the north and will probably
said they did not see the mayor
throughout the evening and there
were some Lincoln citizens who de
clared that he was in this very city
at the very hour the banquet was tak
ing place.
Two men who know the mayor well
asserted that he was a guest of
friends at a local club at the time he
was expected and had promised to be
a speaker on the same platform with
Mr. Bryan.
Laurie J. Quinby, a Douglas county
enmnatrint nf th mavnr 5 eid tn
have inquired for him just before go-
. - I
ing over to the Bryan meeting and to
have stated that the mayor had ar-
rived in the city during the evening,
Mr. Quinby was so quoted by a local
Mavor Charles Bryan of this city
expected to sit by the mavor of the
metropolis at the gathering. When the
atter did not show up he was consid-
erably exercised over the matter and
discussed it nervously with Thomas S.
Allen while a portion of the speaking
was going on.
"He promised to be here," said
Mayor Bryan, and I know Jim's word
is good.?
William Stoecker of Omaha, one of
the three democratic candidates for
covernor. was a visitor in the citv last
night. He mingled freely with the men
who were here for the Brvan meet-1
ing. He passed his literature, "The
New Governor," to most of those he 1
met. The booklet gave a resume of
his plan to regulate saloons by com-
mission form, and to keep prohibition
- i
away from the door.
One of his conferees during the eve-
ning was Mayor unaries uryan, one
of his opponents for the nomination.
le and Mr. Bryan talked apart by
themselves for several minutes and
when one curious democrat went over
in their direction ceased their conver-
sation until he finally retreated.
Mr. Stoecker was not at all back-
ward about pushing his doctrine atjEd McCuIlough.
those present, although most of those
here for the affair did not agree with
his stand in any particular. Mr.
Stoecker was not down on the pro-'p.
gram for a speech.
From Wednesday's Dally.
This morning Chief of Police Bar
clay received a message from Mrs
Barclay, who was called to Fairmont
yesterday morning by the serious con
dition of her brother, James Welsh,
announcing the sad news that her
brother had passed away after suf
fering for several hours as the result
of his injuries which occurred in an
automobile accident. From what can
be learned of the accident here it
seems that Mr. Welsh was crossing
the street in Fairmont and an auto
mobile was coming toward him at .i
high rate of speed and he did not dis
cover the car until it was only a few
feet away and he then jumped hack
to escape the danger, only to step in
to the path of another car coming
from the opposite direction, and M
Welsh was hurled several feet by xi.e
auto, and striking on the curbing in
such a manner as to crush his sv'..!l
in a terrible manner. He ivas at one;
removed to a hospital, but his in
junes were of such a nature that
death was only the matter of a few
hours, and he did this morning at 7
o'clock. Mr. Barclay will leave in the
morning for Fairmort to be present
at the funeral, which will be held there
tomorrow afternoon. In her grief
Mrs. Barclay will receive the deepest
rympathy of the entire community.
Funeral of Riley Frady.
From Wednesdays Dallv.
Yesterday morning the funeral
the late Riley Frady was held from
the home of Clarence Forbes in th
south part of the city and was attend
ed by a large number of the friend
and neighbors. The services were in
charge of Rev. II. G. McClusky of the
Presbyterian church. After the serv
ice at the home the body was gently
borne to Oak Hill cemetery, where it
was laid to rest. lhe pan-Dearers
were selected from the former as
sociates of Mr. Frady in the Burling
ton plaining mill in this city. The wife
and children of Mr. Fradv could not
reach here in time for the funeral, as
they reside some distance from the
railroad in Arkansas and could not
not be able to reach here until Satur
lhe board oi county commission-
ers at their session yesterday pre
pared the following list of names from
which will be selected the members
of the jury panel for the ensuing
term of the district court:
Tipton Precinct H. G. Caddy,
George Oberle, jr.. J. L. Wall
Greenwood Precinct m. Doud, 11
W. Stwrt, P. J. Lynch
Salt Creek Precinct J. C. Lemon,
F. N. Goodfellow, Roy Armstrong
Stove Creek Precinct Ed Gustin
Guy Clements, E. T. Comer
I Elmwood Precinct Wm. Bourke,
Frank Mclvin, Henry Meiergurgen
South Bend Precinct Tom Eager,
Martin Zaar.
Weeping Water
Precinct A. 1!.
Box, H. A. Ruhga, Andrew Olson
Center Precinct C. E. Mocken-
jhaupt, F. H. Stander.
Louisville Precinct Ernest Paut-
sch, William Wagner, James Alloway.
Avoca Precinct R. A. Nutzman,
Dan Miller.
Mt. Pleasant Precinct Z. W
Shrader, L. H. Young.
Eight Mile Grove Precinct W. H
Heil. Henrv Thierolf. W. G. Mei
Nehawka Precinct E. G. Young,
G. L. fcneldon.
Liberty Precinct J. M. Batkhurst,
H. Chilcott, A. Beckei
Rock Bluffs First Lloyd
Jacob Bengen, Ed Slocum.
Rock Bluffs Second Frank Grauf,
Plattsmouth Precinct James Grif-
fin, Martin Nelson, M. G. Stava.
Plattsmouth, Firts Ward Jacob
Falter, George Thomas.
Plattsmouth, Second Ward James
Newasek, A. F. Seybert, John Svo
boda. Plattsmouth, Third Ward Henry
Jess, Ed Mason, John Hirz, John
Bauer, jr.
Plattsmouth, Fourth Ward C. E.
Hartford, H. T. Batton, P. H. Fields.
Plattsmouth, Fifth Ward Jasper
Young, L. H. Peterson.
Weeping Water, First Ward H.
E. Ratnour.
WTeeping Water, Second Ward
John R. Josephson.
Weeping Water, Third Ward
John N. Fowler.
The names have been certified ..o
the clerk of the district court and thii
official, with the sheriff, will proceed
to draw the twenty-four men who will
be given the opportunity to st on the
cases to be tried in the district court
at the June term.
Among the candidates who will
seek the favor of the voters at the
coming April primaries appears the
name of C. J. Mullis of Dunbar, Otoe
county, who filed Saturday in Nebras
ka City for the office of float repre
sentative for Cass and Otoe counties.
Mr. Mulis is a democrat and while we
do net have the pleasure of knowing
him personally he is spoken of very
highly in Nebraska City and in the
portion of Otoe county where he
makes his home, as a gentleman well
qualified in every way for the position
to which he aspires.
Ak Soon as Spring Opens They It Rin
Speeding Through the Stre-t.
And It Must Ceae.
The auto speeders in this city are
becoming quite active aain after the
long winter rest, judging from the re
ports which have been made to the
police and the mayor in regard to the
matter. The city authorities in the
last two years have hut! this problem
brought more and more to their atten
tion as the number of automobiles are
increasing and the darj-ers and com
plications of regulating- traffic be
come more trying. The authorities
have tried to preserve an attitude of
moderation in regard to the enforce
ment of a strict speed regulation ordi
nance, hoping that the automonih.ts
would get in line and do their part in
not only observing the speed regula
tions but also in the following of the
rules of the road in driving on the
streets of the city, which would tend
to make more for the safety of the
automobilist as well as the pedestri
ans, who are more or le.s anected ov
the laws providing for he regulation
of traffic. The police ha ve had numer
ous complaints in regard to the driv
ers of cars in turning the corners at
a high rate of speed, as well as hav
ing the drivers of machines cut acro.-s
the street in the middle of a block in
plain disregard of the safety of tho.-e
who might be traveling along the
street or other machine i which might
be injured in some mznner by such
A genuine effort to obey the law on
the part of the automobile owners of
the city and county wculd go a long
way in making everybody feel better
n every way.
The rights of the pedestrians on the
treets must be considered by the
officers of the law and the different
aws which have been enacted for
their safety and protection as well as
hat of the automobile drivers will
have to be enforced if the present fast
driving is indulged in on the princi
pal streets of the city. The residents
along the avenues have lodged a vig-
rous protest with the police in re
gard to the practice ard several par
ies on Main street have complained
of the rate of speed at which the ma-
hines turn the intersections at Sixth
nd Main streets, all of which could
e avoided it a little more care was
exercised by the driver s.
Of course the drivers of horse pro
pelled vehicles have i.lso occasioneJ
not a little trouble by their disregard
of the rules of the road and these also
should be looked after as several
times they have come near causing a
serious accident by attempting to cut
across the street in fiont of a pa.s-
ng automobile, which was dangerous
to both parties. The law governing
the rights of the road was made
equally for the driver of a team or
horse as it was for the auto driver arid
hould be regarded as such.
From Tuesday's Dallv.
County Commissioner Julius A.
itz and bride have returned from
their honeymoon trip to the south
land, and while the trip through that
portion of the country was most de
lightful, they are glad to be back
home in old Cass county. Mr. and
Mrs. Pitz on their trip visited at
Evansville, Indiana, Chattanooga,
Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama,
and New Orleans, where they spent
several days enjoying the sights of
this beautiful southern city. 'J he
fi iends of this estimable couple Pl
extend a hearty welcome to them oi
their return and e press the wish
that many years of happiness are
awaiting them in the future. They
will make their home on he farm of
Mr. Pitz, south of this city.
Lee Cole of MynarJ was in the city
yesterday for a few hours visiting
with his friends f.nd looking after
some business matters.