The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, January 21, 1909, Image 1

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VOL. XL V NO, 08
Grand Automobile -Piano Sub
scription Rally Soon to be
The News-Herald, in connection
with the Nebraska Farmer, of Lincoln,
has made arrangements to run a great
subscription rally for the pupose of se
curing new subscribers to these publi
cations and inducing the present ones
to renew.
We are going to give away some val
uable prizes to those who are willing to
assist us in this subscription rally and
the prizes will be well worth trying to
win. The giand prize to work for will
be a Buick, five passenger automobile,
the second grand prize will be a high
grade Howard piano purchased from
the Plattsmouth Music Co., and will be
on display at that place.
We arc publishing a page ad in this
issue of the paper, which gives all the
details of this contest. We hope to
have the names of a great many con-,
tcstants to announce in next week's
paper. This is the best contest proposi
tion that has even been announced by
any paper in the state and we expect to
make it one of the biggest ever. The
automobile will be an attractive feature
for anyone desiring to get in the race.
In other contests where an automobile
given the contest is thrown open to the
whole state, and often to two of three
states, but in this contest the race for
the automobile will be confined to a
very few counties and someone from
this county has a splendid chance to
win it, and there will be the piano and
other prizes that the contestants in this
county will win.
Another thing that make3 this a
good proposition for the people who
get in the race is the fact that no one
from the city of Plattsmouth is allowed
to complete for the prizes. This ought
to look good to a great many and we
ought to have a score or more ladies
and gentlemen from over the county,
who aro willing to get in the race right
at the start. Anyone wishing to enter
should send in their names to the News
Herald office at once and we will do
the rest.
Episcopal Church in Nebraska.
The Living Church annual just issued
gives the following statistics for the
past year of the Protestant Episcopal
church diocese of Nebraska: Clergy,
31; parishes and missions, 57; lay read
ers, 30; candidates for orders, 5; post
ulants, 4; haptisms, infants, 312;adults,
160; total, 482; confirmed, 405; com
municant, 4,980; last reported, 4,805;
increase, 175; marriages, 188; burials,
311; Sunday schools, teachers, 2S0;
scholars, 2,179; contributions, $130,
85'J.K;. Returns From Hospital.
Mrs. John Bcewii returned Sunday
evening from the hospital in Omaha
where she has been for some time past.
While she is still quite weak, her case
is progressing nicely, and she will no
doubt soon be in her usual health. Her
many friends rejoice to see her in their
midst again.
Home From Texas.
Mrs. D. M. Godwin and daughter,
Mollie, have returned from a visit in
Texas. They encountered much cold
weather during the trip and one snow
storm of more than usual severity,
though it did not last long. Several
social functions were given in their
honor while absent, and they brought
home manv mementos of the occasion.
W. C. T. U. Social.
The ladies of the W. C. T. U. spent
Monday afternoon at a social with
Mrs. Thompson. Several papers were
read, music was provided and refresh
ments were served. Those present re
port a most pleasant afternoon.
Popular Idea of the Day Would
Seem to be Slightly
It was on Friday, August 3, 1492,
that Columbus set out from Palo?,
Spain, on the mission of discovery
which terminated so happily, to the
infinite discomfiture of the doubters.
And it was again on a Friday, Octo
ber 12, 1492, that he discovered land
off the port quarter, and was corres
pondingly cheered and strengthened.
The Mayflower, with the Pilgrim
Fathers, came into the harbor at Pro
vincetown, Friday, November 10, 1(520.
And on Friday, December 1620, the
Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plymouth
No one will dispute the importance
of the date of February 22 in American
history. Everybody knows who was
born on that day. But not all of us
know that in 1732 the day of the week
on which George Washington first
opened his eyes was Friday.
Friday, June 16, 1775, Bunker Hill
was seized and fortified, and on Octo
ber 17, 1777-and it was a Friday
Burgoyne surrendered at Saratoga. We
discovered the treason of Benedict
Arnold on Friday, September 22, 1780,
and on another Friday, September 19,
1791, Lord Cornwallis surrendered at
York town.
And, to crown it all, on Friday, June
7, 1776, John Adams, in the Continental
Congress, made the motion that "the
United States arc and should be inde
pendent. "Cleveland Leader.
John P. Thacker Dead.
John P. Thacker who was shot three
times with a 32 calibre revolver in the
hands of John Clarence last Friday af
ternoon succumbed to his wounds last
night and died shortly after midnight.
The coroner at Elmwood has been
notified and will call an inquest this
afternoon. County Attorney Ramsey
will attend the hearing, after which
there is little doubt but a murder charge
will be filed against Thacker's assailant,
who has been in jail awaiting the out
come of the shooting. The murdered
man leaves a wife and six children,
some of them grown.
You will never lose anything by
patronizing your home town.
ffi Gloves
and Gauntlets
VIII stud ill kinds of wcilher, work
nd wear better (ban any other lova
became Ibtf ire perfectly reinforced,
Ibi teams are properly placed tnd lbs
leather thoroujhly stretched.
There are no pincblnr, bindlnf rldfts
r sestns In trip or palm.
Long wear Is Insured fcecsns aiant
rials art the beat to be had and tht con
etructloa perfect.
They are always comfortable becauaa
they art
20 l
Discount for cash
on all sheep lined
duck and corduroy
coats, also fur coats
and buffalo coats.
These are all new
first class "quality"
goods. Worth the
price on one cold
day. Buy now and
save this discount.
C. E. Wescott's Sons, f
"Where Quality Counts."
Congressman from the first Seek
ing to Co-operate With
His Constituents.
During the holiday recess I attended
a farmers' institute in each county of
the First District, taking with me an
expert from the office of public roads
and another from the Bureau of plant
industry. My primary purpose was to
present the work that is being done by
the U. S. Department of Agriculture
which is of direct practical benefit to
the farmers. The experts of the de
partment have worked out certain
methods which have been tried and
proven to be a great success not only
at the state experiment stations, but
when applied on the farms. I have ar
ranged with the secretary of agricul
ture to have two experts sent to the
First district next- spring to aid the
farmers in introducing these improved
methods. These experts will visit the
farms and give every assistance possi
ble in introducing these new methods.
Other states are availing themselves of
this opportunity and I am in hopes
that the farmers of my district will
take advantage of it and secure the
benefit of the latest and best improved
methods of selecting seeds and the
cultivation of crops. Where these
methods have been put into practice
they have resulted in increasing the
yield from twenty to fifty per cent.
Any farmer of the First district who
desires to receive the co-operation of
the government in the introduction of
these improved methods can do so by
sending me his name and address. I
should like to have all those who desire
to partiiipate in this co-operative
movement to write me at once here in
Washington, as it will be necessary
for the department to receive the
names of such farmers as soon as possi
ble in order that the preliminary ar
rangements may be perfected by the
time it is necessary to begin the work.
Ernest M. Pollard.
Noted Evangelist Meeting With
Great Success on the
Pacific Coast.
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 20. -"Say for
me that I've signed articles to meet
Old Mephisto, the terror universal, in
Jim Jeffries' fight pavilion at Los
Angeles, early in February, following
my Spokane engagement. Big Jim
'11 be in my corner at least long enough
to introduce me. Will I win! Surest
thing. Take it from me that I've got
the sWellest punch. The rules are to
my liking; made 'em myselfj between
rounds in this town."
Rev. William A. Sunday, ex-ballplayer,
gave out the foregoing at the
close of a sermon in the Tubornacle
here, where he is speaking to from
5,000 to 8,000 persons daily'ut a series
of revival meeting to close January 25.
"I look forward with interest to the
meeting with the old boy on the Pacific
coast." he added, "and what I'll do to
him with the upper cuts and jabs, short
arm jolts, swings and hooks, that I'm
now bringing to a point of perfection
in my daily training will make Jack
Johnson, the negro heavyweight cham
pion, feel he overlooked some important
wrinkles in the fight game."
"Several big cities on Puget Sound
and the coast, including Seattle, Port
land, Tacoma and San Francisco, and
others in the interior want me to take
falls out of their Nicks, but I don't see
how I can accommodate the bunch until
I return from a visit home some time
late in the spring or next fall."
Sunday's evangelistic methods arc
bizarre in the extreme and his expres
sions in rounding up h bunch of slang
in the warfare upon vice and evil would
make seasoned stage-drivers look to
the laurels, but his work here has been
productive of much good, and members
of the Spokane Ministerial association
say that any compensation he asks at
the close of his meetings will be given
irj a voluntary spirit.
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Cbccr Up!
TON'T kick because you have to button your wife's
waist. Be glad your wife has a waist and doubly
glad you have a wife to button a waist for. Some men's
wives have no waist to button. Some men's wives'
waists have no buttons on to button. Some men's wives
who have waists with buttons on to button don't care a
continental whether they are buttoned or not. Some
men don't have any wives with waists with buttons on
to button, any more than a rabbit. Lacon (111. ) Journal.
An Appreciative Reader.
University Place, Jan. 13 1909.
Editor News-Herald:
Having many fond recollections of
Plattsmouth and her people, we desire
to express the fact to the many readers
of the News-Herald. We must say
that we are much pleased with the ap
pearance of the News-Herald in its
new dress, its new editor, its new man
ager, and its new owner. It certainly
bespeaks a forward movement that will
bestire the editorial management and
financial ability behind it to back it up
and make it a power that will awaken
the dead lethargy that has bo long par
alyzed the life of the old town. So
long as the town remains in its shell of
indifference, the cloud of doom will
hang over it. We hope the News-Herald
will be able to crack the shell of
indifference and liberate the people
who have sat so long in the way of
darkness, and create a zeal for self
respect with regard to lights and pub
lic enterprise. Yours truly,
C. W. Green.
Sells Another Piano.
Joseph Hardroba this week purchased
a piano from the Plattsmouth Music
Company. It is a handsome instrument
and he is to be congratulated upon this
valuable acquisition to his home.
Bet Editor to Speak.
James B. Wooten, city editor of the
Omaha Bee. will address the Presby
terian Men's Brotherhood this evening
at the church parlors. The subject of
his address will be "The Making of the
Great City Daily," and will no doubt
be fine.
Will Celebrate Anniveraary.
The Knights and Ladies of Security
at their meeting Monday evening de
cided to celebrate the 12th anniversary,
the 15th of February. Invitations will
probably be extended to the Nebraska
City council tD join in the celebration.
Also the National Officers will be in
vited to attend. The following exective
committee were appointed: R. B.
Windham, Sol Adamson, Mrs. G. F. S.
Burton, W. S. Soper, J. II. Thrasher,
Mrs. J. M. Leyda, Mrs. Lena Duke,
Miss Gertrude Beeson, Miss Clara
Brown, Miss Minnie Will, Judge J. E.
Douglass, Mrs. C. M. Parker, Wade
W. Windham, W. C. Ramsey, Dr. C,
A. Marshall.
Elect New Oflicera.
The Social Workers of the M. E.
church met Tuesday with Mrs. Ida
Campbell and elected officers for the
ensuing term as follows:
President -Mrs. Emma Johnson.
Vice President -Mrs. Bertha Crabill.
Secretary -Mrs. Ella Kennedy.
Treasurer Mrs. Ida Campbell.
After the conclusion of the business
meeting the time was spent in a social
manner, music being indulged in, and
refreshments were served.
Mr. Becker Moveo.
Mr. Becker of the Plattsmouth Music
Company has this week moved his music
store into the Riley block, two doors
south of the postoffke. This was made
necessary in order to get more room to
accommodate his rapidly increasing
business and to provide more room for
the display of (roods. Mr. Becker feels
very enconraged over the business out
look in Plattsmouth.
O. W. Zarr in Town.
O. W. Zarr of South Bend was a
Plattsmouth visitor today. Mr. Zarr
has rented his farm for the year and
will visit relatives in different parts of
the United States, departing about
March first for the Dakotas, from
thence by wuy of the lakes he will go
to Boston and other eastern cities.
Attenda Annual Convention.
John M. Jirousek left the first of the
week for LaCrosse, Wis., where he
goes to attend the annual convention of
the Catholic Workmen, of which he is
president. This is a fraternal insurance
organization. Mr. Jirousek expects to
be absent about a week.
Hon. Charles E. Noyes Refuses
the Extended Hand
to Champion.
The Lincoln Correspondent of the
Omaha Bee under date of 15th inst.
gives the following account of a meet
ing between our representative and
Elmer Thomas of letter writing fame.
The correspondent says:
Elmer E. Thomas, attorney for the
Anti-Saloon league, who has been in
Lincoln off and on since the legislature
convened, received a snub from Rcpre
senativc Noyes of ('ass county, when
the two were introduced.
A mutual friend presented the Omaha
attorney to Mr. Noyes.
"Is this Elmer Thomas," inquired
Noyes as he withheld his hand.
"Yes, sir, Elmer Thomas," replied
the Anti-Saloon league lawyer.
"You are the man who wrote the
letter about Governor Sheldon," said
Noyes backing away as though fearing
"Yes, sir," replied Thomas.
"Well, I don't care to meet you,"
said Noyes. "I know Governor Sheldon
and the things you said in that letter
were not true."
"Well, I don't know the governor
like you do," said Thomas, "I know he
associated with a class of people in Om
aha that are in sympathy with the
brewers, and visited with them after
being at the Young Men's Christian
association, where he spoke."
After a few more shots at the Anti
Saloon league lawyer, Mr. Noyes went
on his way, and his hand has yet to
touch that of the Omaha lawyer.
"I should say I would not shake hands
with such a man," said Noyes. "I have
been associated with George Sheldon
for twenty years, and the man who
would sign such a false letter as that
sent out during thecumpaign by Thomas
can never have my respect."
New Daughter Arrivea.
J. T. Bates and wife Iresidine west
of the city are rejoicing over the arriv
al, yesterday, at their home of an eight
pound girl. Jack had anticipated heln
at the carpenter trade, but has changed
his mind now and is resigned to allow
ing Mrs. Bates the help later on when
the young lady takes charge of the
Commercial Club Holds Interest
ing Meeting and Plan
The Plattsmouth Commercial Club
held its regular monthly meeting at
Coates' hall last evening. The mem
bers were instructed to call at the,
Bank of Cass County and pay their
dues to the treasurer. The newly
elected officers of the club are:
President-'J. P. Falter.
Vice-President R. B. Windham.
Secretary-E. II. Wescott.
Treasurer-Ray M. Patterson.
The Board of Directors will be
selected at the next regular meeting.
An effort will be made to get some
out of town parties to address the club
on various topics of commercial inter
est. A number of matters of particular
importance were presented and dis
cussed. Hon. R. B. Windham, Judge
Harvey D. Travis and Mr. C. C. Par
mele were selected as a committee to
investigate the question of an inter
urban ruilway and wagon bridge across
the Platte river.
Attorney A. L. Tidd, Mr. George E.
Dovey and Mr. Phillip Thierolf were
selected as a committee to investigate
the matter of holding monthly sales
days, and procuring special trains into
the city on such days.
Messrs. L. J. Lorenz, C. W. Baylor
and A. L Trillity were selected to in
vestigate a city park proposition. A
general boost for Plattsmouth is to be
made. I5e one of the boosters, won't
A Delightful Alfair.
The sixteenth annual ball given Satur
day evening by the T. J. Sokol society
was considered by those present to he
a success from every standpoint. It wag
a mask affair and many pretty costums
were in evidence. The following prizes
were awarded:
Mary Gradevil took first for the best
lady's costume, while Miss Pulacek
took second prize in the same list.
James Rebal, jr., took first prize for
the gentlemen while Frank Ixrenz
and Judie Rentier divided second prize.
The characters represented by the two
latter gentlemen was something unique,
Mr. Lorenz taking the part of a fisher
man while Mr.Renncr represented a big
turtle which had been hooked.
Many out of town guests were pre
sent, especially from the Omahas. The
local society is to be congratulated up
on the success attending the function.
Will la Probated.
In the County court Wednesday Judge
Beeson heard the petition for the pro
bate of the will of the late Mrs. Mar
garet Walling. Dr. Talcot of Green
wood being one of the subscribing wit
nesses to the instrument was in attend
ance at court. The matter was continw
ucd to the 26th inst., for the testimony
of another witness. The will leaves
the estate to the husband and six year
old Bon of the deceased.
Patronize the heme merchants. It
will prove a paying proposition.
Winter Has Just Begun
But it is so late in the season that we find it
to be necessary to release some of the money we
have tied up in heating stoves,, and to that end
are making prices that will be attractive to you.
As an illustration of what is being done in the
way of price reduction glance at thes four items:
Buck's Radiant, No. 16 Buck's Radiant, No. 14
wasS55, now. . . $50 was $12, now. . . .$36
Buck's Hot Blast. No. Buck's Ventilator, No.
IS, was $20, now .... 18, was $:W, now ....
$17.50 $35
You are cordially invited to call and see our
stock of goods. You will be treated courteously,
and your patronage will be appreciated.
Kroehler Brothers