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Plattsmouth No. 85 Nebraska No. 85
mouth has a telephone company owned
.na operated by home people. We
venture, however, that this great
moulder of public opinion will smother
its emotions until after the contract for
the city printing is let for the next
The commercial club now has an op
portunity to cotflr itaelf with glorv at
' the beginning of its organisation. Let
it set in motion the proper machinery
for giving to Plittsmoutb a free postal
delivery and the populace will rise up
acd call it blessed.
Boost for Plattsmouth every
you get a chance.
The municipal ownership idea is
good thing to think about.
What, strange things do sometimes
happen! The dispatches of Tuesday
announce that a receiver has been ap
pointed for a wholesale liquor house in
Ohio. The claim was made that the
concern was solvent,' but.was being run
at a loss on account of the prohibition
wave.- , ...... '
The . Nebraska City Press relates a
yarn about a woman in the western
part of the state suing for divorce, one
of the allegations being that the brute
set a Bteel trap in his panta pocket,
burg the garment on the bed post'and
retired. H13 wife got into the trap be
From the perusal of our exchanges
the suspicion obtrudeB itself that Santa
Claus and Dan Cupid operated this year
under some sort of diplomatical rela
tions. Annie Vio Gates, a paragraph writer
on the Nebraska City Press, complains
because the Elks do not invent a side
saddle for their goat. Wonder if the
dear girl realizes what she prays for. L -
; The current number of The American
In a Christmas game of golf, press jPress announces the death at Chicago
dispatches inform us, President Taft i of Milton Bucklin, editor and manager
won from Major Cumming, the prcsi- 0f Judicious Advertising. Mr. Bucklin
dent of the club, "without a diatin-jwill be remembered by many of the
guishing score." The major was prob-j older newspaper men of the state as
ably too modest. j having been connected with the Colum-
bus Telegram under the regime of
(Colonel Parks. His column of non
ipareil under the pen name of "Notlim"
! was always eood stuff.
THE blessed New Year's Day's at
The old-fashioned charivari party -cow
bells, tinware, horse fiddles, etc.
is a relic of barbarism, and should be
to oblivion. Come to think '
of it, though, a recital of how the cus-;
torn originated might be interesting.
From its initial move in the matter
the News-Herald feels that it can
assure its readers that the newly re
organized commercial club will be a
potent factor in dispositing of the ques
tion of more light for Plattsniouth.
hand, and we'll reform to beat the
band! No more for us tho lewd cigar,
the briar or tobacco jar; no more for
us the willic-waught, no more the game
that hits the spot. Throw all the
loathsome cards away, for we'll reform
on New Year's Day! No more we'll
! use, e'en in a joke, the dark blue words
'that sizz and smoke; and we'll be hum-
This is the way the Nebraska City ble, mild and meek, perhaps a day,
Press passes out the lemons to its city perhaps a week. Wait Mason,
council: "Study the needs of the city ,
and get us what we need, or el-se write j In response to the dismal wail which
out a little resignation on n Blip of j goes up annually in certain quarters
paper and hand it to the city clerk I that the Christmas tree custom is u
and get out." j menace to the movement for forest
Over the protests of -at least two of
its members the city council Monday
night granted a ' franchise to the Ne
braska Telephone Company to operate
its business in this city -for an indefi
nite time. It will now be in order for
the Journal to "throw a fit" over the
unpatriotic act of the council in patron
izing an outside concern when. Piatt s-
preaervatiou. United States Forester
Gifford Pinchot replies that while about
four million trees were used this season
fox that purpose the fact need not be
alarming. Planted four feet apart
these trees could be grown on less than
1.C00 acres. This clearing of an area
equal to a good-sized farm each Christ
mas should not be a subject for much
worry when it is remembered that for
Mri 9 0 aiT
DS that the kind of printing-
you want? Right
Up-to-Date in the mat
ter of Stock, Type and of
Composition? Do yon like
neat, tasty and stylish sta
tionery or other printing at
reasonable prices? And do
you sometimes need a job
done in a "rush"? Then
11 1 rk.
mm to ajsT
in v T 111
TftUB Job; Printine: De-
Vy FArtmcnt is riaht uiito
1909 in every resbect.
We have cr reputation .Ibr
G-ood "Work and prompt
Delivoryv fWe have expert
Lettorpreij artists whdse
tasto and knowledge ofYthe
craft are well known. Our
Dricos are consistently low.
lumber alone it is necessary to take
timber from an area of more than 100,-
000 acres every day of the year.
A LIGHT IN THE AIR
When congress gets through with
plans for punishing the president for
his comments upon the law which re
stricted the use of the secret service
men to the single field of counterfeiting'
possibly it may occur to the senate and
the house that the country would like
to know why such limits were fixed.
I City And County
C. A. Marshall, dentist.
Something new in post cards every
week. Nemetz & Co. next to P.O.
L. H. Mickle of Weeping -Water was
in the city Tuesday looking after bus
iness matters at the court house.
Mrs. Gardner, whose illness from
blindness was mentioned in this paper
some days ago, is, on the way to recov
ery. Henry Sanders of Cedar Creek, one
of the News-Herald readers, was in
the city yesterday and paid this office
a pleasant call.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Young went to
Omaha this morning to take in the
poultry show. Mrs. Young is a breed
er White Plymouth Rocks.
When buying candies, why not buy
the best? We always have a fine line
of the superior grades on hand. Ne
metz & Co. next to P. O.
W. B. Banning, state senator-elect
and son Hollis of Union accompanied by
C. H. Taylor were Plattsmouth visitors
Tuesday, coming over by auto.
C. E. Doty and wife of near Weep
ing water transacted business in this
city Tuesday. Charley is one of the
hustling young farmers of that vicinity.
"Had dyspepsia or indigestion for
years. No appetite, and what I did
eat distressed me terribly. Burdock
Blood Bitters cured me." J. II. Walk
er, Sunbury, Ohio.
Herman Kleitsch, formerly a resident
of this city but for the past ten years
residing at Weeping Water, where he
is engaged in the milling business, was
a business visitor on Tuesday.
W. A. Taylor and wife of near Rock
Bluffs, during the holidays entertained
their daughter, Mrs. E. O. Furlong, of
Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She was
accompanied by her daughter Grace.
George Falter is in St. Louis this
week laying in a stock of spring gocds
and will have everything in shape soon
after the building of Falter & Thierolf
is ready to be occupied by the new
Edwin Shoemaker and George Foper
two young and energetic farmers of
near Nehawka, were taking in the
County seat Monday. The News-Her-
ALD is indebted to these young men for
a pleasant call.
Mrs. Hattie Doak and daughter Stel
la, of Glenwood, came over yesterday
for a few days' visit with friends and
relatives. Mrs. Doak is a daughter of
Mr. Jackson residing on Sixth street,
and a sister of Mrs. Dr. Barnes.
This is an Easy Test.
Sprinkle Allen's Foot-Ease in one
shoe and not in the other, and notice
the difference. Just the thing to use
when rubbers or overshoes become ne
cessary, and your shoes seem to pinch.
Sold everywhere, 25c. Don't accept
Will Make Improvments.
As a sequel to the passage of the or
dinance granting a franchise to the Ne
braska telephone company, it is said
that the company is planning to spend
some $30,000 in Plattsmouth in the
spring, in putting their plant in modern
shape. The company will acquire a
building and place a flash service in so
that there will be no more turning of
cranks and "hello central. "
Here is Relief For Women.
If you have pains in the back. Uri
nary. Bladder or Kidney trouble, and
want a certain, pleasant herb cure for
woman's ills, try Mother Gray's Australian-Leaf.
It is a safe and never
failing regulator. At Druggists or by
mail 50 cts. Sample package free.
Address, The Mother Gray Co. LeRoy,
N. Y. -
Mrs. John tup (T'nnwho underwent a
surgical operation at an O
Monday stood the ordeal as well as
was expected. Tuesday Judge Beeson
visited the hospital and the doctor then
thought her condition favorable, al
though the critical period would not be
passed until today, Thursday. Mrs.
Beeson's many friends in this city hope
for her speedy recovery.
Procure Services of Evangelist.
Rev. J. II. Salsbury announced last
Sunday that in March or April Rev.
Chester Birch a cometist of much
ability, a good singer and speaker will
be in this city to assist in holding evan
gelistic services in the First Presby
terian church. Rev. Salsbury urged
his 'congregation to attend services
during the week of prayer and thus
prepare for the work to be done when
the evangelist arrives.
Commercial Club Refers Ques
tion to Committee of Five
The light problem seems no nearer
solution now than a year ago, except
that the matter is being agitated.. The
manner of handling the matter, Ber
ing to the the light committee dt the
common council of the city, and by it
referred to the Commercial clud, and
then referred back to the council and
virtually nothing accomplished, reminds
one of the old criticism on the British
army running something like this:
"The great Duke of York -"With
his hundred thousand men
"First marched up the hill
"And then marched down again."
Before the light matter was taken up
Tuesday evening, a--constitution for
the Commercial club was read and
adopted, fixing the membership certifl
cates' in the club at $.50 per month.
The objects of the club are set out
in the second article of the constitution
as follows: ,
"The purpose of the association
shall be the f utherance in all ' practical
ways of the business and community
interests of' Plattsmouth. To watch
the condition and laying out of public
highways leading into" the city, encpur
age and promote their proper construct
ion and maintenance, and co-operate
thereby to facilitate : driving over the
widest practical area; to foster, aid
and encourage the continuance and de
velopment of industries, ' institutions
and facilities already here, and the con
servative location of meritorious new
ones; to guard the enjoyment by the
city of the ' best attainable railroad
facilities, as well as freight and fire in
surance and other' rates, and againtt
unjust discrimination in favor of other
towns; to effect desirable , voluntary
arrangements among. the merchants of
the city and among other lines of busi
ness represented, in the club, effecting
uniform hours of closing and in other
respects; to be. n medium for looking
after and regulating and securing of
public celebrations and out-door amuse
ments, calculated to bring trade to the
town, such as Fourth of July celebra
tions, chautauquas, etc.; to promote
better acquaintence and appreciation
among our own and immediate surround'
ing people, of our community resources
and advantages, encouraging home
patronage and talking-up of the town
among home people: to make a name
for our city and promote acquaintance
with it through the news columns of
the state press and by encouraging the
holdinfr of conventions, meetings Br.d
associations in our city and by co-oper
ation with the local press; to promote
the attractive appearance of the city
and its desirability as a residence town
by encouraging tile adoption of best
landscape and "architectural effects,
effective tree planting, street grading.
weed cutting,. uniform curb line, regu
larity of sidewalks, lawns, development
of public park and in other ways; and
in general to promote in every way
practicable the growth, business inter
ests and prosperity of the city."
1 he constitution was adopted by a
full vote of the club, officers are to be
elected the iirst.Thursday in January.
After the articles were adopted, Hon.
R. B. Windham proposed a set of
resolutions, which he read, directing
Congress to vote bonds to the amonnt
of $500,000,000 for the purpose of im
proving the waer ways of the United
States. In support of the resolution
Mr. Windham . said he had seen the
time when the Missouri river was nav
igable, as many as three large steam
boats tied up at the foot of Main street
unloading cargoes. That now the pro
ducts of the country were so great and
so rapidly increasing that the railways
of the country f could not handle the
traffic. And that business was retarded
on that account! That by an expendi
ture of the above amount the river and
other important water ways could be
put in navigable condition again. The
club immediately passed the resolutions.
The light question was then brought
to the front. Mr. A. Clabaugh for the
Nebraska Lighting Company and Mr.
Bortenlanger for himself laid their j
separate propositions before the club,
The Nebraska Lighting proposition was
the same as has been given in the press
several times. This proposition would
be acceptable if the company would
place itself in condition to furnish
and at as reasonable a charge as other
cities of the ' size of Plattsmouth are
taining light. The Bortenlanger pro-
po;t.-. -aTt--QT- vinwnry .and con
templated the expenditure
and a bond issue of $30,000 one-half of
which should be ' absorbed . by home
capital. His plant' would not only fur
nish light and power, but would conduct
a cold storage and artificial ice business
It would be a nice thing for the town
if made a success, but as the scheme
was largely theroy, and depended, on
bond issue to be partly sold here, the
plan did not appeal to the capitalists
present as the practical way out of the
light difficulty. Mr. Windham made a
good talk on the light question. He had
investigated the question to some ex
tent, and had corresponded with the
city officials of many of the towns of
about the population of Plattsmouth,
and invariably got a rate on electric
lighting much below the offer, of the
Nebraska Light company's offer.
I 'Many others were called on and sev
eral short talks were made by different
citizens. Mr. Weber, former manager
Of the Nebraska Light company, made
a very interesting speech in defense of
the company, and before taking his seat
took occasion to compliment Mr. Borten
langer's scheme and said as an engi
neering feat the plan merited praise. It
was finally determined to have the
president of the. dob, Mr. Falter, ap
point a committee of five to confer
with the Light committee of the council
and try to work out a plan whereby the
city could obtain light. The committee
was directed to meet ac the office of
Mr. Falter Wednesday evening at 8
When Rubbers Become Necessary
And your Bhees pinch. Allen's Foot
Ease, a powder to be shaken into the
shoes, is just the thing to use. Try it
for Breaking in New Shoes. Sold
everywhere, 25c. Sample Free. Ad
dress, Allen S. Olmst'ead, Le Roy, N.
Y. Don't accept any substitute.
A New firm.
From Chicago comes the interesting
news that' Dido Lee, the - well-known
cattle salesman, has joined forces with
his brother Thomas B. Lee, as Manager
and Head Cattle Salesman at Chicago
of the Let Live Stock Commission Co.,
a strong and rapidly growing house.
Both brothers are to be congratulated.
Visit City Wednesday.
Wallace Philpot and son, Bert Phil
pot and wife and daughter came in
from Mount Pleasant precint in Bert's
fine touring car Wednesday. The
gentleman called at the News-Herald
office and left funds to gladden the
heart of the printer. These young
farmers are engaged extensively in the
cattle feeding business and know how
to get money out of it.
The New Year will be ushered in to
night by several social gatherings in
various parts of the city. A leap year
ball at Coates hall will be one of the
events. Last chance, you know.
The annual meeting of the Farmers
Mutual Fire and Live Stock Insurance
company of Cass county, . Neb.,' will be
held at the Heil school house (District
No-88).on Saturday, January 9th 1909.
j ar-iTEO-jx. ro. ior the purpose of electing
acting such other business asTfciyj JH fMUl ClTJ ATS llJ
before the meeting. r! i'Sr-a-; ' .
Jacob Tritsch, . j. p. falter, j -J,T, '.jZ
' President. Secretary.
Tor Infant and O.i.'rea.
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE 4
Frank Buell is now on the local tele
Miss Anna Newmann was an Omaha
L. Hornbeck has given up the idea
of going to Oklahoma at this time.
A Mr. Rieckhoff from Missouri is
visiting Henry Riecke and friends.
Paul Schewe shipped a car of hogs
to Omaha from South Bend Monday.
Miss Marie Martens of Plattsmouth
is staying with the family of Mr. H.
Charles Rager and family epc-nt
Christmas with Mrs. Kager's parents
W m. uerdes, wire and baby were up
from Lincoln and spent Christmas with
the "old folks."
Markets: Wheat 91c, corn 43 to 49c,
butter 20c, eggs 25c, cream 28c, hens 8c,
oats 40c, hogs $5.25.
Leslie Rush and family left for Bel
grade. Neb., shipping out a carload of
household goods Tuesday night.
John Oehlerking is home for the hol
idays from Naperville, Ills., where he
is attending the Evangelical college.
The Misses Bertha and Catherine
Goehry visited the O P. Stewart fam
ily at Farragut, Iowa, over Christmas.
Charles P. Traver, now in the real
estate and contracting business in Oma
ha, visited his parents over Christmas.
The local Evangelical church is hold
ing a series 01 revival meetings to
which the public is most earnestly in
We undertand that Charles Gaebel,
Sr., of near Louisville is in a critical
condition and hardly expected to sur
vive the year.
Mrs. Henry Bomemeier who has been
in one Df the hospitals at Omaha for
her health returned last week some
Emil Kuehn has purchased the fine
residence corner of Arnes Gerdes, and
it is his intention to erect a dwelling
thereon in the spring.
Miss Alva Thimgan who has been
staying in Lincoln the past several
months came home home to spend
Christmas with her mother.
C. L. Miller, wife and two youngsters
left for their home in Ogden. Utah last
Monday having passed an enjoyable
two "weeks with relatives here.
We are informed that the Christmas
ball givirStrSfaepcar luul given by
Ole Carr was wdTattSSEduaithat a
good time was had by those present
Mrs. William Wilkert left for South
Dakota last Tuesday where she will
spend the next month visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Kuesterraeier, and fam-
Henry C. Backmyer surprised his
good wife with a more than ordinary
Christmas present, his gift being noth
ing more or less than a beautiful Corn
Chris Eichman is advertising his sale
for Monday, the 18th of January, when
he will offer eight fine head of horses,
eleven head of cattle and other goods
The Lutheran church North of Mur-
dock was the scene of a fine Christmas
eve exercise last week, when all the
school children took part in a long and
well rendered program.
Henry Bdrenemeier had the misfor
tune to lose a valuable horse last Mon
day. He had just bought the team of
son els from Nels Peterson, and it will
take $300 to find a match for the animal
eft. ; .
rjuinber ' of sales are being 1
gate and had his horses thu. 'Irag him
about 1 1-2 miles to tho nearest neigh
bor who then hitcht-d up and took him
to town where medical aid was applied.
most dead from Ions of blood, rold and
the excruciating pain that he aufTercd.
Talk about nerve and your heroes. lie
is now able to move about by th uje
amputate the leg 1
advertised to take place in January.
Among them may be mentioned Carl
Rissman, Wm. Renwanz. Oscar Zaar.
and Christ Eichmann.
3c,hn and tumWv of Jackson, i The weather was cold and he was
Neb., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. John
M. Leis. They have not been in Mur
dock for something like eight yearj acd
are nleased at the charges they note. .
t . . . . 1 , . j of crucches and it was not necuary t(
Miss Everett, the efficient lady clerk Vi " ' . ,
- rr'i K.v.l .v.- amputate the leg as was at flr?t feared
counter again, after an absence of
about two months, in her old home in
Iowa where her mother t was a long
time ill and finally died.
Mr. A. J. Muth came down from
Omaha to spend Christmas with his
wife and baby who are stopping mit
die grosseltern, Mr. and Mrs. Will
I.anghorst. Mr. Muth reports business
prospects as most encouraging. He is
a traveling representative for Fairbanks
Morse & Company of Omaha.
Lute Jones"was in Murdock last Mon
day and informed the writer that his
brother-in-law Dan Steele, who for
merly lived here, but was now back in
Iowa with' his family, had attempted
to commit suicide with a butcher knife
and that at present he did not know
whether the attempt would prove
Henry Westlake and family enter
tained a large number of relatives over
the Christmas holidays, among those
present being Mrs. Westlake's father.
Captain McKay and granddaughter of ;
Palmyra; John Westlake, wife and two:
children of White Lake. S. D. ; Johr. j
Shank and wife of Lincoln end their
son Freddie of Avoca.
Rev. A. Brauchle and family arc Jtn- '
tcrtaining all their chidren during the ,
holiday season. Mias Laura came up
from Plymouth, where ehe is in engaged i
in teaching, their daughter and fnmily 1
from North Loup arrived Tuesday 1 :
this week, and a nephew by the name j
of Ehlers from Billings, Montana .
stopped on his way back to eec his
parents in Iowa.
We had the pleasure of attending the
Christmas evening exercises ut the
local Evangelical church last Thursday
and dare say that n more appropriate
and well rendered program was hard to
find. All the little folks did themselves
proud; the singing was good and the
closing piece, a cantata by a large num
ber of young ladies was especially fine.
the Queen speaking and acting as to!
the manor Lorn. The church was
tastefully decorated and the large
Christmas tree so beautifully lighted
made a scene not soon to be forgotten.
Everyone present was remembered by
well filled sacks of good things to eat,
a fitting climax to the crowning sea
son of festivities Chrntmaa.
Most of our readers will remember
Will Knaup who used to work for
Henry Borenerneier and later moved to
Hitchcock, S. I). About six weeks ago
while building a cellar on hi farm up
there, he had the misfortune to have a
large rock fall on his leg so that the
limb was broken in three places be
tween the knee and ankle. Will was
alone at the time. He rigged up a sled
by the use of some rope and an end-
What You Like
When You Like
But deposit your money
It is possible tr.at you
have never felt the abso
lute necessity "of having a
bank account. It m prob
able you could drift along
for years without one but
IF YOU EXPECT TO
FORGE TO THE FRONT
in this life in a financial
way it is essential that
you have a Bank f Account.
We give you a pervnal
invitation to make this bank
your depository whether
you have a small urn or a
large one to lay aiJ" fur
Bank of Murdock
H. R. NEITZEL. Cashier.
Individual Responsibility Over
Q The news items of the home coa
munity. CjThe things is which you are moat
9 The births, weddings, deaths of
the people you know.
fj The social aiLurs of our own an4
TkM ar W ktmi ml facte tkm m
ftwmm fH la wmrr Tka? mem
MTUiaiy rta aW nWrvtUa arte.
WiU com back to vou If yau fpar-i K mt
bom. II i car to.-r if you ftx.il
tTi Mi-Onlr Hoiu. A c c tn-ouit
eur miimnising cdun-J U f 1-
Hm r.tf it tui buf tft iron
p I H JS
We have just established our
selves in your city with a fine
line of strictly high-grade pi
anos, a stock which is strictly
up-to-date in every particular
and which is absolutely guar
anteed as to quality, workman
ship and material, both by us
and the manufacturers. In or
der to introduce ourselves we
propose to quote you some ::
Exceptionally Low Prices
Your vn Terms
We also carry a handsome line
of sheet music at popular prices
and will appreciate the cour
tesy of a call at our store. Sat
isfaction guaranteed. Two in
struments used but a short
time will be sold at a great sac
rifice. Come in and see them.
The Plattsmouth Music Co.
Tuning &j)d Repairing.
J. A. Decker, Ma.naf cr
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