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TWICE A WEEK
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PLATTSMOUTH, NEHIIASKA, TJIUKsijAY, rKP.KUAIiY -r. p.K)!
VOL. XLV X0.7S
WILL GAIN ONE YEAR; , , 1WS
, morning from Cjuincy. Hanoi.', whore
, he and his wife went last week in re
Time Of Completion of Panama : "I'' to a telegram announcing the
Canal Site for Jan
uary 1, 1914.
It is probable, barring accidents, dis-i
:ise and possible troubles caused by
elect Taft on his inspection tour.
"n, Mot irrihl...maWr.ra for the'
lock canal idea, who are recognized asj
having information, are Lyndon V. j
Bates, a disappointed contractor whose
work on the Chicago drainage canal
was not highly satisfactory, and P.
Bunon-Varilla, the French engineer," j
said Mr. Randolph. "This engineer in I
London asserted that it would take '
seventeen years to do the excavating, !
and he added that only 3,000,000 yards j
a year are being taken out The facts j
are that in 1908 87,1315,000 tons were re-j
moved, which is about 2o per cent of i
the total excavation. That tthould dis
pose of the French criticism, and the
contractor need no reply.
"Now for the criticism of the lock
e:ise and possible trounies caused oy -
Congress, that ships will be sailing from her trouble, when she contracted
o.ean to ocean through the Panama pneumonia and survived but a few
canal by Jan. 1, 1914-ffne year earlier hours. Funeral services were held Sun
than the official estimate-according to Joy- Mrs. Hanks is spending the week
Lham Randolph, one of the seven en- i with her daughter in Galesburg, and
gineers who accompanied President-! wi rttu t0 thl3 citV the latter part
canal, for while the arguments, in my ' The followin from the Council Bluifs
opinion, arc all in its favor, there is Nor.pariol of thirty years azo would
still some discussion of the subject seem to indicate that things were
over the country. When President booming in this state of Nebraska
Roosevelt called the thirteen engineers, ubout that time:
eight Americans and five foreigners, to 'On the incoming Burlington parson
Oyster Bay in 1905 he said this to us: gL.r train there were just 175 passen
'I want to see a sea level canal con- gers for the Burlington & Missouri
structed, but I have selected you not to i'jver road in Nebraska. Of this num
tell me what 1 want to know, but what ( ber there were but six who had land
I ought to know.' Five Americans re- exploring tickets, the rest being actual
ported in favor of a lock canal and three t settlers for Nebraska. There were llil
Americans and the foreigners in favor pieces of baggage belonged to the
of a sea level canal. The secretary of , outfit."
War, the President and Congress adopt-
ed the minority report, and this trip
more firmlv convinced me that
former recommendation was best.
"It is argued that in time of war
there is danger of blowing up the locks
1 maintain that they can be properly
fortified and protected llmtwoukt be!
tasierthan to keep torpedo boats out .
of a sea level canal. It is argued that j
a lock canal cannot handle the traffic. , wa3 he-(j The palj hearers were the
The Suez is a sea level construction, j Messrs. James Ptacek, Anton II. Kou
an,l in lMfi handled 11.000.000 tons of ! i-ni;.,m ITC1C.. F;l rw,
V freightage in twelve months. The ,
Sault Ste. Marie, a lock canal, handled
37, KX,000 tons in eight months of the
same year. In eight months of last
year its freightage was 56,000,000 tons.
In passing through the Suez Canal one
ship must tie up. With the lake which
will be part of the Panama Canal ships
can go at sea speed for 90 per cent of
the distance of the channel, while if it
wvrc a sea level canal the rate of speed
wouiu oe i.miieu io e.Km. nu.es a..
hour. Then it is argued that the
rioods'of the Chagres River, when the
water rises thirty feet in a few hours,
wiil not aid the local style. The facts
are it would be an eremy of the sea
level and a benefit to the lock system.
We now have Compound Fig Syrup
at 25c a bottle. F. G. Frick & Co., i
We've been selling pants, most
ly pants since we began our annual
pant sale. Just 4 prices:
Best values we ever offered.
All new goods. Mostly Dutchess.
Wherever there were 1, 2 or 3
pairs left in a line we have put
them in this sale, all sizes 29 waist
to 56 waist. Come before they
are gone. Bring the cash.
C. E. Wescott's Sons
Where Quality Counts.
7-H-H"M I I I I Mil I "' I i"H--H-H-H
ileum 01 nis sister, imss i,iz;-.ie nauKs.
: Miss Hanks had been a sufferer for
some time of cancer, anil was just
ready to leave the hospital in Spring
field after a most successful treatment
of the week.
Pretty Fat Time.
Under the head of "Thirty Years
Ago Today" the Lincoln News of the
22nd gives the following:
The quickest time made over any
railroad track in this state, was a few
days before when Judge Mason and
Captain Logan Enyart, on a special
engine of the B. & M.'in charge of Ll.
Bigncll, made the run to Nebraska City
in just one hour and thirty-live minutes,
and the return trip in one hour and
thirty minutes. Their mission was to
get signers to a petition requesting me
Otoe senators to support the amended
capitol appropriation bill.
Thirty Year Ago.
j Funeral of Adam Schanz
The funeral of Adam Schanz, an ac
count of whose death was announced in
these colums last week, was held Mon
day afternoon from St. Paul's Evangel
church. the sermon beinir preached
by Rev. F. J. Langhorst. the pastor,
Many beautiful floral offerings attested
i,ifrh ut,(,m in which the deceased
Henry HlM,e and Charle3 Wilkins.
Back From Mexcio.
Charles C. Parmele and son Pollock
F. G. Egenberger, A. S. Will and
Frank Schlater have returned from
their trip to old Mexico. The party
reports many interesting reminiscense
of their trip though all were tired and
triad to fret hack. Thp K'KU's-Ht'.RAi.n
: dj(1 t , h th t f h
pentcmen contemplate making any in
vestments in that section of the country
Twenty-lour Dollar Pension
j Mr. Samuel Parker is in receipt of
I a notice from Congressman Pollard
notifying him that his pension bill
j allowing him 521 per month was signed
by the President on February lsth.
j Mr. Parker feels very grateful.
"M-i-H ""H"t"M"M-I I I HtH
A rambling freight from the south
one cold day recently landed a repre
sentative of the Nk.ws-Hckai.I) in the
thriving little city of Louisville, just as
the shades of evening were falling We
noticed a considerable bustle and stir,
as though we were entering a busy
mart of trade, which was indeed the
case. Crossing the railroad and wend
ing our way into the city proper, our
first call was upon the maker of one of
the best newspapers in the county -L.
J. Maj field, of the Courier. He was
just in the act of banking his fires,
preparatory to closing up for the night,
but upon his hearty invitation we
stopped and "swapped" a few experi
ences. Mr. Mayticld is very much in
terested i.i getting a bill passed by the
present legislature offering a bounty on
gophers and ground hogs, but is be-
! ginning to feel that perhaps too much
j should not be expected owing to the
fact that other measures of much more
relative importance are demanding at
tention. While the ground hogs are
raising particular jinks with the
weather department and the gophers
are conducting several gigantic tunnel
ing enterprises on his lawn, he feels
that perhaps we can worry along with
the weather and if the worst comes to
the worst he can have his lawn paved.
Bidding him goodby, we passed on up
the street and stepned into the well
appointed tonsorial parlors of John W.
Waldron, where we found "Jack," as
the boys call him, and his assistant,
Bert Clifford, busily engaged in caring
for the excellent trade which patron
izes his place. The next place visited
was the ttore of P. C. Peterson. This
gentleman had just finished his day's
work and was answering a call for
supper which was just to be served.
He expressed himself as being well
satisfied with the business which was
his portion. At the mercantile estab
lishment of the Dier Bros., which we
visited next, we found those gentleman
enjoying a brief breathing spell after a
strenuous day's business. They carry
an immense s tock in a store room as
large as three ordinary store rooms. We
also found a large crowd at the store of
George Frater, looking over and com
menting on his tastily arranged stock.
Our next stop was at the business
place of Miles Drake, who with the
assistance of two helpers was looking
after the wants of a large crowd of
hungry people, while a young man of
tender years was presiding at the
valentine counter and making many
purchasers happy. W:e can testify
that a portion of the popularity of this
place is due to the kindly treatment
given and the excellent eatables served.
Having satisfied our hunger and made
arrangements for spending the night at
this hospitable place, we crossed the
street to the postoffice, where we found
Mr. Dorsey, the postmaster, busily
engaged with the business of your
Uncle Samuel. At the hardware store
of the Stander Bros, we found Arthur
Stander busy with a number of custom
er?. While waiting till he was at
leisure, James Stander the senior mem
ber of the firm came in and grasping
us by the hand expressed himself as
being very glad to see us, and kindly
inquired as to the success of our mis
sion in the city, that of better acquaint
ing the citizens with the Nkws-IIeie-au.
At the business place of F. H. Nichols
we found that gentleman busy. While
the jeweler, Mr. Treitsch, was out to
supper, we noted that his stock was
very complete and his watch rack in
dicated that he was getting his share
of the work in that line. At the mar
ket of Ed Twiss we found a very well
Married In California.
The many friends in this city of Leon
Burton, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. S.
Burton, will be pleased to learn of his
marriage on the 16th inst. to Miss
Edna Elliott, a most estimable young
lady of Los Angeles, Calif. It is an
nounced that the young couple will ar
rive in this city shortly for a honey
I w ill have a packago sale Friday and
Saturday of this week. Packages will
be sold at ten cents each. Every pack
age contains value to the extent of the
price while maiy are worth double.
Mis Mary Troop, Sixth St., near post-office.
supplied stock of the best and freshest
meats, as wes also the case at the
market of Lute Boedeker. These two
establishments speak well for the town.
We found Mr. Amick, 'the shoe
maker, at his place and well satisfied
with the world and with the business
which was his portion. He was enjoy
ing a visit with "Uncle John Schlater;"
brother of our townsman, Conrad
Schlater, and we passed a few foments
very pleasantly listening to the tales of
long ago as they fell from the lips of
Uncle John in relating his experiences
of the west. From here he passed on
to the Speaker House, where we found
the jolly landlord with a large number
of people who were stopping at that
hostelry, all seemingly well contented
with their lot. Leaving this place we
wended our way eastward and finally
found ourselves at the large and well
stocked general store of P. A. Jacob
son. Although the hour was getting
late, we found here a large number of
clerks and a larger number of custom
ers. Next door we found Oscar John
son busy with a number of customers
whom he was feeding, his place being a
restaurant. The next stop war at the
place of J. L. Burns, where we found a
crowd quietly passing the evening, some
reading and others engaged in social
conversation. While the genial pro
prietor was perusing the daily paper,
we supplied the crowd with the best of
reading matter -samples of the NliWS
IIerai.d. Just across the Btreet was
found II. fi. Pankonin who does a fine
business in harness and implements,
while his brother, John, conducts a
good business in pumps and pump sup
plies. At the business place of Fred Gorder
& Sons we found a large room replete
with the latest cieations in horse mil
linery and mule jewelry, the handi
work of Charlie Bestor, while in an ad
joining room was an enormous Block of
buggies. In fact, vehicles of all kinds
and farm machinery, this business being
in charge of Mr. Beaver. In the next
door we found our old friend, S. VV.
Ball, who serves the people of Louis
ville and vicinity very satisfactorily as
a barber, of which profession he is a
master. He is ably assisted by Mr.
The following morning we called t
the bank to see our old friend, T. E.
Parmele, but as he had made a visit to
Plattsmouth the evening before and
had not yet returned, we found Mr.
Woods, his bookkeeper, who is a very
clever and agreeable young man. We
found the two blacksmith shops of the
city operated respectively by Fred
Brandt and W. F. Krecklow, both
former residents of Plattsmouth. They
were both happy and apparently doing
well. The livery business of the city
is ably taken care of by Mr. Farrcll, of
the City Livery, and Walter Blake and
Mai tin Ossenkop, who have a barn
further up the street.
Drs. Worthman and Lewis are look
ing after the portions of the community
needing medical assistance, while Dr.
Daily attends t'.i the dental work. Miss
Daisy Twiss is the competent and clever
operator of the Plattsmouth Telephone
company at this place.
We were very favorably impressed
with this city as one having an abund
ance of life and virility, emerging from
the cyclone of last summer when it
suffered almost total destruction, to a
position of proud eminence among the
thriving towns of the state, and are
proud of the people who did not sit
down and bemoan their loss but made
the best of it, and that beBt is a city
prosperous in every respect, and one
A New Correspondent.
The News-Hkrai.d desires to call
the attention of its readers this week
to the Louisville letter. We have been
fortunate in securiug a correspondent
in that hustling little city and from
the newsy nature of the first letter we
feel like congratulating our readers up
on the acquisition. We hope to receive
these letters regularly, and feel Rure
that they will be appreciated by our
Weeping Water Man Weds.
Harry Massie.of Weeping Water and
Miss Alma Wort man were married at
Ashland Monday at the llabtist En
manual church in the presence of a
large number of relatives and friends.
Gamble In Chicago.
Prof. J. W. Gamble left the first of
the week for Chicago where ho will at
; tend the national meeting of Buperin-
, tendents and principals of public
schools. After the meeting he will re
main in Chicago several days investi
gating the methods in vogue in the
school rooms of that city and gathering
such information as may he of use to
him in his work here. Prof. Gamble
is recognized as one of the foremost
educators in this section of the coun
try. Card ol Thanks.
We wibh to extend our heartfelt
thanks and appreciation toour relatives
and friends for the fhlral offerings, at
tendance and kind expressions of sym
pathy in our sad bereavement in the
death of our beloved son and brother,
Adam Schanz, and wish to thank the
cigar makers' union and the employes
of the coach shops for the kindness
shown during the death of our son and
Mu. and Mrs. Gkouck Schanz.
.GKoitcr: Schanz, Jk.
A Handsome Display.
Johnnie Bauer is making a handsome
lisplay Majestic stoves and ranges this
week, including all the necessary ac
coutrements consisting of skillets, pofs,
pans, etc. This most excellent range
has been on the market a long time
and has invariably given the best of
satisfaction. In fact the name Majes
tic has come to be a standard of excel
lence, and anyone contemplating the
purchase of a range will do well to call
and see Mr. Bauer.
Beautiful Home Wedding.
Monday evening at the home of Emil
Ptak in this city occurred the marriage
of Andrew J. Snyder and Miss Barbara
Ptak, Canon Burgess of the Kpiscopal
church performing the ceremony.
Both of these young people are well
and favorably know in this community
and they have the best wishes of a
host of friends on this gladsome occa
sion. It is understood that they will
continue to reside in this vicinity.
A Deserved Promotion.
Word has reached this city of the
promotion of Dean Burton to the posi
tion of chief draughtsman for the Mc
Keen Motor Car Company of Omaha.
Dean is an old Plattsmouth boy and his
many friends will rejoice to hear of his
prosperity. The motor car people are
building a handsome new factory in
Omaha to accommodate their rapidly
Hurrah for the
THAT'S THE DAY FOR
THE BIG UNCOVERING
Somebody there wants to get acquainted with you.
You're coming? All right we'll expect you. Watch
the newspapers, they'll tell it all.
Only One Bid Submitted and
Council Decides to Reject
At the meeting of the city council
Tuesday night Mr. D. O. Dwyer was
initiated as one of the "city dads."
Now it is Alderman Dwyer.
The Finance committee reported the
following bills, which were ordered
A. P. Frederickson, rent $;M 00
Phil. Harrison, work 1 75
John Waterman, coal 6 25
Neb. Lighting Co., light 2 50
The judiciary committee reMrted
that the city attorney had been re
quested a number of times to proceed
to collect on the Earl C. Wescott bond
which was given for the faithful per
formance of a city lighting contract.
No excuse was given as to why suit
h.is not been commenced on this bond,
except the gross lack of initiation on
the part of City Attorney B. S. Ram
sey. The bids for city lighting were
opened, but through the negligence of
some one the published notice was not
exactly in conformity with the wishes
of Acting Mayor Sattler, so the notice
must be re-published, and the dear tax
payers must foot the bill. The "hot
air" expended on the light question if
properly applied would doubtless have
saveil vast sums spent for heating pur
poses. If some scientist would come
forth with some method of converting
"hot air" into light, we are convinced
there would be no difficulty in lighting
the entire city. It is up to the scien
tist. A Ripe Old Age.
A. Mast of Nehawka was in the city
the first of the week to pay his taxes,
and incidently called at theNKWS-HER-ai.I)
office to get acquainted with the
new management. Mr. Mast is now
past seventy-nine years of age, older,
as he expressed it, than any other man
of his family, but he is still hale and
hearty and will probably ' live yet for
Marriage License Issued.
A marriage license was issued yes
terday to Mr. Philip A. Meisinger, a
son of Conrad Meisinger, and Miss
Martha Steppat, a daughter of Martin
Steppat. These young people are well
known and have a host of friends who
extend their best wishes.
6th day of March!
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