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Plants moittttlli Weekly Jomiinrml.
Vol. 21 No. 18
FRIDAY, APRIL 26 1901
$1.00 per Year
l:Y liiMtAI) H'llLATER.
A winter Trip Home.
I stated in my last sketch that we
left lenver Christmas day for
home. Jt wa the most dreary Christ
mas I spent in my life. We had a hard
trip liefore us. AVe had To spread our
liedsoii loads of lumhcr for Ft. Jules
burg, and with only a thin wagon
sheet to protect us from the snow anc
storms. We had a good supply ol
blankets and buffalo robes with us to
keep us warm during the night, and
plenty of provisions. As long as we
could get dry willows at the river
bank to cook our meals with, we fared
pretty well. Buffalo chiis our usual
fuel was out of the question, as they
were buried under two feet of snow.
Just think of lcing called out at 5
o'clock in the morning to pre pare our
scanty breakfast out of doors, in the
snow and bitter cold:
We generally mixed hietd in the
evening and next morning wereobliged
t take a hatchet and cut the d ugh
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW
D. O. DWYER
Pi. T I .Mo- II
SPURLOCK & TIDD
Attorneys and j
Counsellors at law.
If )YEV 1 1 LOCK - PLATTSMOCTH
John M. Leyda,
Reliable Abstracts of Title, j
attorney at XjHw .
WETTENKAMP B L K I'LATTS
SOLOMON & NATHAN'S
Great Spring Bargain Sale
And Exposition of New Millinery
ends Saturday night, April 27.
A Feast of Beautiful Hats.
We have, as ust:al, maintained our reputation for showing
the latest and swellest styles in Ladies,' Misses and Chil
drtn's Millinery at lower prices than elsewhere. JSee bills
f-r bargain price list D not forget the closing of this Grand
Bargain Sale and Spring1 Opening of New Goods.
I. S. We are fortunate enough to have Miss Spayde, tho
expert St. Louis trimmer, with us again this season.
Shirt Waists, Trimmings, Dress Goods, Muslin,
UNDERWEAR, HOSIERY, NOTIONS.
All go at Rirgain Prices during tin specified dates only.
Solomon & Nathan.
Two Doors East Bant Cass Co.
into chunks, as it was frozen as hard
as a brick, and put it into a little sheet
iron stove to bake. This and fat ba
con and black coffee, constituted our
bill-of-fare. Often, rather than get
up, on account of tne extreme cold,
we staid in our wagons and went with
At Bouvais' ranch, near the Califor
nia Crossing, Colonel Bridger and a
sergeant's guard overtook us. and
traveled with our party as far down
the river as Shinn's ferry, enroute to
An incident happened that is worth
mentioning. One night two young
fellows deserters from the troops at
Ft. Kearney came to our camp with
their horses, and asked to stay over
night. Little did they dream what an
unfortunate thing that was! Next
morning they fell into hands of the
soldiers, were arrested, and put in
charge of the wagon boss. They only
staid with us a few days, and one night
they skipped-leaving their horses with
their custodian, instructing him, as
I afterward learned, to turn the ani
mals over to the commanding officer
at Ft. Kearney, when we should reach
there. The instructions, however,
were not complied with the wagon
lxss taking the horses on through to
Plattsmouth. lie was two good horses
ahead and Uncle Sam was a loser.
From this time on fuel became ex-
tremelv scarce with us. and we were
often obliged to use some of the govern
ment lumber to cook with. From
that on till we reached Ft. Julesburg
the wagon lss decreed that we should
cook but one meal a day. We daily
tightened our belts a notch.and eager
ly longed for the day to come.
Fifteen miles out from the fort we
stopped at a stage station over night.
I went to the house to get something
to eat. I was hungry I admit it. The
cook had prepared coffee and biscuits
for tlie stage driver 1 implored him
to sell some to me. and offered a dollar
for one hiscuit and a cup of coffee, but
was refused. He told me he was short
himself, and had la rely enough for
the stage driver and himself. We had
to tighten our U-lls a notch further
Arriving at the fort oeil U, w
were sadly disappointed to tind
the forces without even a cracker or
a stick of wood for fuel, and they were
burning XV baron for fuel:
What to do next was a problem. We
went into camp east of the fort over
night, lamenting our situation, when
an'angel in the person of Joe (Jilmore
came to visit us. He had heard of our
leimr there. He soon learned of our
.situation and bade us come after night
to his camp, near the river, with a
team, and he would furnish us some
wood. To say we t hanked him by word
does not express the feeling of relief
we felt for his generosity! He gave us
wood enough to last us until we arrived
in that part of the valley where wood
Mr. (Jilmore was employed by V e
government to haul wood for the sup
ply of Ft. Julesburg, and on account
of the severely cold weather and hos
tile Indians his train was delayed in
reaching the fort until this time.
Fs it a wonder that I still sing praises
to genial, generous; big-hearted and
brave, my Christian friend, Joseph
Gilmore, now of Haigler, who for many ,
years afterward honored Cass county,
by his citizenship:
This was my last trip. I had enough
of crossing the Plains by team and I
bid them farewell.
I From Our Special Correspondent.)
Irene Thomas was riding Thursday
afternoon when her horse shied and
threw her, says the Advocate. One of
her feet became entangled in the rein
which was an unusually long one, and
the horse began to run, dragging her
for some distance. Her weight on the
bridle soon stripped the frightened an
imal near the Congregational church
where a numtier of men who had seen
the accident speedily extricated her
from her perilous position badly cut.
pounded and bruised from the drag
ging and the blows from the flying
W.IJ. Seybert is now nicely settled
on his place at Cullom. The Seybert
lioys have had their hands full this
week taking care of the IGOOO. bushels
of corn which were brought to their
grain dump. Although many of the far
mersar hastening to take advantage
of the prevailing high prices mam
still cling tenatiously to their grain
firm in the belief that prices are go
ing still higher.
It is reported that Jacob Schneider
and wife are lioth very sick with the
Mrs. Frank Busrh is reported to le
(From Our rffwctal ('orrespoii.lciit.)
James Throne received some very se
vere wounds and bruises by leing run
over by a cornstalk cutter, while at
work in a field for Julius Kirschoff.
Tuesday last. He fell in front of the
cutter whileoperating Stand it passed
over him then the horses backed and
it passed over him agin indicting a
gasii in his chsn, a scalp wound and
John Timm marketed his corn April
Grandma Hempke died Tuesday last,
aged 89 years, and wa buried at the
German Lutheran church two miles
north of Murdock.
The farmers are taking advantage
of the nice weather by cutting stalks
and making ready to plant corn.
Dave C'amplell has moved into his
new house half a mile west of town.
O.W.Zaar made a business trip to
Mr.Vogel began shelling his 3000. bu
shels of corn early this week.
Jacob Kline, a well known boy of
this place who enlisted in the 3!th
regiment of volunteer infantry, may
be expected to return home shortly as
his regiment, has 1-een recalled from
John Klieser,one of the oldest res
idents about here,died last week after
a short illness. The deceased leaves a
daughter and four sons.
Ed Murphy has been sent to Council
Bluffs, where his father resides, to le
treated for insanity. S. P. Metz and
F. A Newman took him in charge
and saw him safely to the Bluffs.
August Vogel came down from
Giand Island this week to visit his fa
ther, who has been on the sick list for
a long time, and is supposed to have
caneer of the stomach.
(From Our Special Correspondent.)
Dr. Urendel called on patients near
Judge Swearingen embarked into
the lumbering business last Saturday.
Dr. Gilmore was visiting patients in
the vicinity of Union this week.
Chas. Stone went to Elmwood Sat
John Klausens has his new gasoline
engine in operation.
A large number of farmers were
hauling grain this week.
The Missouri Pacific pay train passed
Mfirray Harness Go.
T. H. TOLLIF , Mgr.
Best and newest of everything
HADMPQQ ULASKETS. NETS
SADDLES, BRIDLES, ETC.
through here Saturday aJternoon.
ehus stone, F. W. rrosser and Jim
Terry berry took in the Cavanaugh
performance at Plattsmouth Wednes-
James Iloot and family journeyed to
Plattsmouth Wednesday morning.
W. Lewis and J. 11. Cathey went to
Plattsmouth on the early Wednesday
G. W. Harshman shipped two car
loads of cattle to the market in South
II. D. Meyers went to Fnadyia on
George Rapp of South Omaha was
visiting friends and relatives here this
M. Poilard of ehawka was trans
acting business here Tuesday.
Lll.I.lA.N TIOIIK, KDITOK.
Died. Saturday. April 20, after a
short illness ; the two week.s old child
of Mr and Mrs. Andrew Crecklon.
The funeral to. k place Monday from
the Lutheran church north of Manley.
John Murphy went up to Omaha
Saturday to see his mother, Mrs. Ed
ward Murphy, who is taking treat
ment at St. Joseph hospital.
I Join, Monday, April 22, to Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Heeney, a girl. The little
one's name will probably be something
suggestive of spring, arriving as she
did on Arbor Day.
Minnie Rueter, the twelve year old
daughter of Peter Rueter, living three
miles west of Manley, met with a pain
ful accident one day last week. She
had dim Led up into a tree the trunk
of which had lcen partially chopped
through. When near the top the tree
suddenly toppled over, throwing the
little girl to the ground. In the fall
her left hand was bent under her
breaking and splintering the lower
bone of the arm in a painful manner.
Reverand Father Hennessy drove up
to Greenwood Saturday and said Mass
there Sunday morning.
If the weather continues tine the
farmers will all ready for corn plant
ing by the tirst of May.
Mr, Rauth, sr., came over from My
nard Monday, to visit with relatives
before starting on a trip through the
Mr. and Mrs. John Tighe accompan
ied their daughter Bessie to Omaha
Monday, on her way to St. Clara's
Academy, Sinsiawa Mound, Wis., where
she will resume her studies until the
term of June.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Jenkins were
Oinaha visitors Monday.
A. J. and Oliver Denton of the firm
of Ienton Bros.. Leavenworth, Kas.,
made a brief business trip to Manley
Wednesday of this week.
James Tighe, sr., suffered a severe J
paralytic stroke Wednesday morning, j
As this is the second attack, grave
fears are entertained as to the fesult.
Corn is fairly pouring into Manley
this week. With the price steadily
advancing, good roads and plenty of
cars, grain buyers as well as farmers
are jubilant .
Arlior Day in this part of the country
was more honored this year in the
breach than in the observance. The
wish of the other; more imparative
work, seems to have been the cause.
The corn stalk cutter and the dish are
abroad in the land, and the farmer boy
with a sigh of regret, must cut short
his morning nap ere the morning star
Theodore Ilea ins made a brief bus
iness trip to Omaha Wednesday.
Mr. Emmons was a Louisville visitor
Mrs. Jardine. mother of Mrs. August
Bombak, who recently underwent an
operation for cancer at St. Joseph hos
pital in Omaha, is improving rapidly.
The operation, though severe, was en
tirely successful and the symptojns are
now favorable for a speedy recovery.
(From Our Special Correspondent.)
Mrs. YV. D. Wheeler is rapidly con
For Rent . .
BUILDING FOR BLACKSMITH SHOP.
Ample room Excellent location,
on main roads cast, west, south
and west through Mynard
Terms reasonable Great chance
for good blacksmith. For partic
ulars inquire of
Mvnard, or Tlattsmouth Journal office.
i Mrs. W. Hall has closed her school
near Eight Mile Grove for the rest of
the year. She expects to remove lo
Plattsmouth about June 1st.
DEBATE WITH ELMWOOD.
U'ebsterlans Arrange to Meet Elm wo -"d
Boys Friday Evening Next.
The Webster Debating society held
a very important business meeting at
the Workman ball Wednesday night
President Despain was in the chair
The tirst business of importance was
to mvkc arrangements for the debate
with Elmwood. A great deal of time
was consumed in discussing expense
matters connected with the event and
also as the place for holding the de
bate. It was finally agreed to hold It
in the High school building, which the
board of education has kindly donated
for the purpose.
Some members thought Elmwood
should give the Websterians a return
date, and the president was instructed
to make arrangements to that end by
telephone, and definite action was
postponed until Thursday evening,
when a special meeting was called to
hear what arrangements were made.
As the terms of the officers had ex
pired, new oues were elected to suc
ceed them. Mr. Despain was re-elected
president by acclamation but de
clined, after which Earle li. Travis
w as elected. Others elected w ere:
Vice President C. E. Metzger. j
Secretary Eugene Tighe.
Treasurer Henry Guthmann.
Sergeant-at-Arms Godfreid Berg
Judge Don C. Despain.
The debaters to represent the soci
ety in the debate with Elmwood were
selected, as follows: Don C. Despain,
Earle R. Travis, C. E. Metzger.
Later It was decided at Thursday
evening's meeting to hold the debate
on the evening of May 10, but after
the meeting a message from Elmwood
conveyed the news that it would be
impossible for them to come then, and
desired it held May 3d, which is the
probable date for the debate.
An admission fee of 10c will be
charged, to help defray expedses, and
the boys earnestly hope that the pat
rons of the schools will turn out and
help to make the affair a great success.
Webster Derating society vs. Elm
wood High School debate Friday even
ing. May 3d, at high school building
Admission 10c. Go and encourage the
boys by your presence.
Debate at high school building Fri
day evening, May 3. Admission, 10c.
5.4 9 7.
And the Standing of Plattsmouth
is Assured in Cities of the
The result of the work of the es
pecially appointed census enumerators
resulted in the finding of a population
of .".4!)7, xyr over 500 more than were
discovered by the government enume
rates last June.
The report of the enumerators was
made to the mayor and council
Tuesday night, and after securing
their endorsement was forwarded to
the governor at Lincoln, as required
The work of the enumerators was
very thorough, and was performed
with a conscientious regard for truth
which should win theiri the thanks of
the entire community.
A Turner Evening.
The Turners' active class, which is
to represent the local society In the
tournament at St. Joe in June, will
give a bright and varied entertain
ment at their hall on the evening of
May 4: There will be a wrestling
match betwoen "Farmer Jones" and
a mysterious unknown for the gate re
ceipts and the championship of the
world. The members of the class will
give a choice exhibition of fancy gym
nastics, while the evening will be con
cluded with dancing. The members
of the girls' class will serve refresh
ments of ice cream, cake, sherbet and
the like. No one who cares for an
an evening of unalloyed pleasure
should miss this one.
A. B. Smith of Denver was in town
this week looking after his property
O. J. Davis of Otoe county has been
visiting his brother, S. A. Davis, and
family this week.
Launching of Itattlo-bip Ohio at 8mm Frmm
rtmcr, I ml.
For the above occasion the Missouri
Pacific will sell round trip tickets to
San Francisco, Cab, at a rate of 60.
Dates of sale, May 7th and 8tb, with a
return limit of 30 days from date of
sale. For farther particulars inquire
of C F. STOUTEXBOROUGH, Agt.
SEAT NEW COUNCILMEN.
New City Administration Almost
A meeting of the Plattsmouth city
council was held Tuesday evening for
the purpose of transacting routine
business and seating the newly elected
councilmen, John Fasltender and Carl
The new council is composed of
seven democrats, two republicans and
one socialist giving the democrats at
all times a plurality with some to
The finance committee recommend
ed that the following claims airainst
the city be paid:
K. E. Uutfner, taking census (K)
R. IL Livingston, same 25 Oo
I. Pearlman, use of furniture 1 50
George B. LehnhofT. supplies. 4 50
George MeCavIgan. work 6 CO
Fred Kunsman. foremanWlilte hose curt 6 25
S. Archer, street work 4 50
L. Kildow. same 7 Oti
M. Sheldon, same 13 30
John Gingery, work. 120
Patton A Co. painting sign 1 00
E. Kildow, labor I oi
John Martens, same 3 f
H. Weckbstch A Co. coal 47 50
Cr jase-Tremaine Carbon Co. supplier... 13 5o
General Electric Co. same 23 1 0
The claims committee recommended
the payment of George B. LehnhofFs
claim for 4.50: that tl.50 be allowed on
I. Pearlman claim and that George
McCavigan be paid o for painting the
East Fourth ward school house. On
motion the committee's rejort was
A special meeting of the council will
be held this evening to pass upon ap
plications for liquor licenses.
The Madison Square Theatre com
pany, old established dramatic organ
ization of wide reputation Is the com
ing attraction at the Parmele theatre.
The engagement is for three nights,
commencing Monday, April 29.- Popu
lar prices; 10, 20 and 30 cents w ill pre
vail and on the opening night ladies
accompanied by a gentleman will be
This will be the closing of the regu
lar dramatic season at the Parmele.
The repertoire for the three nights
will be "Friends," "Roanoke"" and
"The Private Secretary."
Tom Julyan of Gibson visited his
parents in this city Thursday.
Be sure that you are one of the num
ber to attend the entertainment at
Turner hall Saturday evening. May 4.
Turner hall, Saturday evening, May
4, exhibit of turning, dancing, wrest
ling, beautiful young ladies serving
delicious refreshments and the price
of admission is only 25c.
Major General Ben Hempel, commander-in-chief
of the department of
the department of Cass county, is con
siderably exercised over the report
that be wiil be expected to polish dai
ly the copper date plate ornamenting
the base of the new piece of court
It would be a pleasant thing to hear
the the street sprinkler operating on
Plattsmouth's streets, but such relief
can hardly be expected before the
sprinkler man's eyes are blinded with
flying dust when they may be opened
to the needs of the moment. Thus
shall the blind be made to see, and be
moved to the laying dust or other
Xlst af Letters
Remaining uncalled for in the post of
flee at Plattsmouth for the week end
ing April 25, 1901:
A. Anderson. G. Andarson.
Mr. Anna Bormrne. Chan. Britten.
Woredam Bingham, ( 1) Allen Cooper.
Samuel P. Cornwall. Dr. A. P. Child.
Mrs. A. B. Dickson.
Ollie E. Hanson.
E. S. Newton,
Mrs. Mary A. Hall,
Mrs. Mariraret Matter
man. W. T. Phillips.
U. W. Petty.
Persons calling for these letters w ill
please say "advertised."
C. II. Smith, P. M.
Low Rates to California.
July 6 to 13 the Burlington route
will sell round trip tickets to San Fran
cisco at unprecedentedly low rates.
The rate from Omaha for instance will
be t45. From other points correspond
Tickets good to return until August
31. Stopover allowed, both going and
Teachers, clergymen and others who
can get away during the hot summer
mnnf he fl 1A 11 FlToH t S I n FQC t trrq ta Vi I
remarkable opportunity of obtaining
, the most enjoyable outing in their ex
perience at a cost so small as to be
within reach of almost everyone.
Beautifully illustrated folder, giving
full information, mailed on request.
G. P. A., Omaha, "eb,
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