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PLATTSMOUTH, NEMJASIvA, MONDAY, APlilL li0?
VOL. XLV NO. 1)3
Report of the
On Friday evening of this week an
opportunity will be given the students
and friends of the school to hear a j the privilege of having the contest
lecture by a man who is in many re- held there. If there is u philanthropist
spects superior to the average lecturer j jn Phittsmouth, who has enough inter
on the platform today. The lecture est in our High school to see thai a
will be free to the public, the expense j Way is provided for us to to be repre
which will be considerable will be met i sentcd at the contest now is that per-
by funds on hand, secured from the
High school debates. The subject is
"Rambles in Rome" and will be illus
trated, a new and up-to-date lantern
being used. Prof. Barber of the Uni
versity of Nebraska will give the ad
dress and it will be a treat to those
who hear it. The lecture will be given
in the High school assembly room at
S p. m. This is the only invitation that
will be issued and all who read this will
consider yourselves invited as the
guests of the school.
John Crabill ha3 offered a unique
clock to the city schools on condition
that some contest be devised to deter
mine to which room it shall go. The
clock is of German manufactureandisa
geographical one. On the top of it is a
six-inch globe so airan jed that it re
volves once every twenty-four hour3.
It also shows the difference in time of
nlaees on the earths surface.
clock is at present in his show window.
We have decided to offer the clock to
the room above the third grade that
makes the highest percentage in at
tendance for the next six weeks. This
was decided at a conference with the
teachers Friday and meets with the ap
proval of Mr. Crabill. Parents will be
able to help in this contest by making
it possible for their children to attend
Mr. Robert Sherwood has secured
from the wholesale houses an elaborate
rubber exhibit that fIiows the various
kinds of crude rubber, boots and rub
bers in the process of manufacture, the
places from which rubber is obtained,
and many other things of interest in
connection with the rubber industry.
This was obtained for the purpose of
exhibiting it in the schools in connec
tion with the work that is being done
in Industrial Geography. Mr. Sher
wood will explain the exhibit and give
the students many ideas- new to them.
We are glad indeed to have our busi
ness men co-operate with the schools
and we appreciate greatly their assist
ance in bringing practical things before
We need twenty-five dollars and need
t very badly. Our contestunt won the
district medal in ihe declamatory con
test and now is eligible to enter the
state contest and has a good chance to
win in that one. Untortunately the
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contest is held to Alliance ami the cost
of sending our representative ami an
escort will be fifty dollars. We can
furnish twenty-live of this but cannot
supply the other twenty-five. Unless
somebody comes to our rescue we will
have to give up the notion of sending
our contestant. Alliance gave $150 for
son's opportunity. Unless some one
comes to our aid with thj other twenty
five dollars-this week it will be too late
as we must enter not later than Friday
to be eligible.
A. V. Barrett was a visitor in Om
John Creamer s:iys it was awful dark
Oscar Allen shipped two cars of cattle
W. L. Richards went to Kansas City
J. A. Uauer took the train tor Omaha
Mr. Todd from Nehawku took dinner
at the hotel Thursday.
Mr. Will Copple made a flying trip to
Weeping Waier Friday.
Mr. Frank Ilu'fish had a friend from
Lincoln visiting him Sunday.
Mr. Ossenkap and party were in
town Saturday with a touring car.
Miss Viola Hinds has been employed
as clerk in the Stanley store and assist
J. E. Wilson, road supervisor, was
riding around the country with Commis
sion Jordan Wednesday.
Mr. Henry Squires was in his black
smith shop part of the day Saturday,
for the first time for several week. Mr.
H. is in very poor health.
Mr. Fred Shirley a relative of Wm.
Shirley is here making Wm. a short
visit Fred used to be a resident of Cass
county, but now resides in the mining
district of .Nevada.
Charlie Parmele, the Plattsmouth
capitalist, has purchased the alloy lot
across the street from The Times
oflice for $800. Mr. Hyers is to be
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j 'u ' eu"' "a
I annum iu invest in uui uuv. xuia
is a good investment and would like
to see Mr. Parmele put up one of his
yellow bricks on the lot.-Havelock
You're Anxious to
do Whars Best
You do it so far as you
can judge. We feel the
same way about our
selves. We believe it's
a good thing for our
business to sell you our
clothes. We believe it's
a good thing for you to
buy them. It would'nt
be good for us if it were
not good for you. We
are so confident that it would benefit
both of us if you would buy our "Qual
ity Clothes" that we would like the
chance to prove it to you. Come in.
Come in row.
C. E. WESCOTT'S SONS
'Where Quality Counts."
Laborer in Clay Pit at Cedar:
Creek Struck By Engine. !
Thursday night about 10 o'clock a
man named Walker, who had worked
in the clay pit near Louisville, met his
death at Cedar Creek while attempting
to get on the pilot of a moving freight
locomotive. His companion Wilson
also at the same time attempted to get
aboard the moving engine and was
knocked down and badly bruised and
injured but not seriously. Walker's
parents live at Council Bluffs, la. His
body was badly mangled. No one w it
nessed the accident, but when the train
reached Louisville the engineer found
two hats and blood on the pilot of his
engine. The section foreman was noti
fied and he and his crew together ith
Dr. Lewis took the handcar and started
back to find the unfortunate victims.
They were picked up just beyond the
Btation at Cedar Creek. The dead man
was laid out in the depot, and the in
jured man taken to the hotel, where he
was treated by Dr. Lewis. Coroner
Clements was notified and the inquest
was held as soon as he could get to the
scene of the accident.
The coroner's jury returned a verdict
to the effect that the deceased come to
his death through his own carelessness
and negligence in trying to board the
engine and it exonerated the company
and its employes from any blame in the
The body wa3 taken last evening to
Council Bluffs, la., where the parents
of the unfortunate man reside, they liv
ing at 152'J Avenue F in that city.
Mrs. Louis Schulda is visiting her
daughter in Havelock.
Miss Elizabeth Gapen has returned to
her home in Danville, la.
Will Seybert of Cullom was attending
to business matters Friday.
F. G. F.genberger was on the sick list
the latter part of the week.
Sheriff C. D. Quinton wears a huge
smile these days, its a girl.
Mrs. Everett Buckingham has re
turned to her home in Glenwood.
William Thomas of Nehawka was a
business visitor in the city Friday.
W. H. Austin of Eagle was attend
ng to business in the city Friday.
See Dr. Barnes for your veterinary
work. Satisfaction guaranteed.
A. A. Hyers, postmaster at Have
lock was a business caller Thursday.
Mathew G. Quinn, of Union was a
business visitor here Thursday and Fri
day. John Susanka made a business trip to
Malvern, Iowa, the latter part of the
Jerry McIIugh of South Bend was
Visiting at the home of Thomas Walling
Father O'Brien of Lincoln was the
guest of Father Shine the latter part of
John Albert a prominent farmer from
Cedar Creek was in the city on business
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd of Lincoln were
visiting her parents the latter pnrt of
F. C. Jean spent Sunday with the
home folks. He is teaching school at
Miss Lucetta Patterson of Omaha
was the guest of Mrs. T. P. Livingston
the past week.
James Leek left Friday for Ralston,
Neb., where he has several contracts
for carpenter work.
Attorney C. E. Tefft of Weeping
Water, transacted business in the
county court Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schleicher left
Friday for Brady, Neb., where there
will make their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sitzman and fam
ily spent Sunday visiting with friends
and relatives in Omaha.
Mrs. Harry Northcott and children of
Omaha, were visiting her mother Mrs.
Kennedy, the past week.
The Philathea club was entertained
Thursday afternoon at the home of :
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wescott.
Tr.e hidie3 of St. John's church gave I
V. C. Irwin & Co. Dispose of
. Racket Store to J. W.
Larkin & Co.
; The Rac!;et store which has been
j conducted in the Coates Block in this
j city by W. C. Irwin & Co. for the
! past six months tolay changed hands,
, J. W. Larkin &. Co. purchasing the
! entire stock and goodwill of the busi
ness, the sale being effected through G.
F. S. Burton, the Land and Investment
broker of this city and Omaha. Under
the Irwin management of the Racket
store an excellent business has been
built up. Mr. Irwin's sole reason for
selling and having the city being an
offer of an exceptionally fine business
opportunity in Montana. Mr. Larkin,
the new proprietor, intends to carry on
the 'business along the same progres
sive lines established by Mr. Irwin,
with a few innovations and extension.
Tho new firm consists of Mr. Larkin
and his wife, and the citizens of the
city and county will find them most
estimable and trustworthy people. They
come here from Stockham, near Hast
inga, this state and intend to live and
grow with the town. In trading with
the new firm the public will be guar
anteed fair dealing, courtesy and the
strictest integrity, Mr. Larkin believ
ing in honesty in all things, not as a
policy, but as a principle.
The News-Herald welcomes J. W.
Larkjn & Co. as an addition to the busi
ness interests of the community and
bespeaks a profitable and ever increas
a supper at Coates Hall, Thursday
evening which proved a great success.
Mrs. Z. Moore ar.d little son of Dem
ing, N. M., were the guests of Rev.
Lusher Moore and family .the past
Miss Louise Trillety, one of the suc
cessful teachers in the Ashland city
schools visited with her mother over
L. G. Larson made a business trip to
Pacific Junction Friday. While there
he made a contract for the erection of
a fine residence.
Uri Gillett, of the firm of C. W.
Baylor & Co., of this city, left Friday
for Hot Springs, S. D. where he will
visit old friends.
Mrs. I. C. Wagner has returned to
her home in Worcester, Mass. She
was called here by the death of her
mother, Mrs. John Waterman.
T. H. Pollock, Manager of the Platts
mouth Telephone Company, appeared
before the State Railway Commission
to present the matter of making the
telephone reports of earnings and ex
penses in the matter of fixing rates.
"Col." M. A. Hates in the role of a
professional pie hunter, wearing his
famous "silk tile" called on Governor
Shallenberger last week. He learned
that by accident all the pie in his state
printing pie bill had lost out, so the
"Col." had to return home hunerv
W. II. Puis, one of the successful
young farmers from west of Murray
was appointed administrator of the
estate of James R. Cathey, deceased,
by the County Court. James Tilson
and Cemeron Cathey attended court
If you intend to buy a Tombstone or
Family Monumer.t, See George Sayles
who is local agent for the C. E. Speidel
& Son Monument Co., of Lincoln, Neb.
He can guarantee you first-class work
and material, also prices right. Platts.
phone 422 or 316. 911
The Hotel Riley was visited Satur
day morning by two sneak thieves, who
looted a number of rooms on the second
and third floors and stole considerable
jewelery and small sums of money.
The thieves made good their escape.
Mr. J. W. Larkin, wife and little
daughter have just moved to this city
from Stockham, Hamilton county, this
state,. and have taken up their resi
dence in the villa on 7th & Marble
streets, just vacated by C. W. Irwin
and family. Thi charming family will
be a welcome addition to the social ai.d
intellectual circles of this city. !
Good South Dakota Farm.
ltio acres, located It! miles from Hu
ron nnd only 2 1-2 miles from Broadland,
Beadle county. Sixty acres broken and
farmed 2 years. F.very foot of the
quarter can be plowed and in fact, lies
exceptionally well. A number of Cass
county men own farms near this one.
Land is rapidly increasing in value in
this section. Can sell this quarter for
$2S an acre, if taken soon. For further
particulars, call upon or address.
GKOitr.K L. Farley,
Oflice in Coates Block. Telephone 127.
J. E Brinkworth Gone, and Says
He Will Not Return.
Citizens of Eagle are just now much
interested in the rather unceremonious
departure last Tuesday evening of J. E.
Brinkworth, who up to that time had
been the editor of the Eagle Beacon.
People here look upon Mr. Brinkworths
movements as very peculiar if not mys
terious. As far as can be learned there
was no special reason why he should
have gone in the way he did. He had
informed friends prior to his departure
that he was going away probably not to
return. An Eagle man saw Brinkworth
in Union late Tuesday evening and was
told by him that he was going to Kan
sas City. Mr. Brinkworth's affairs at
Eagle are all in good shape, he enjoyed
the good will and confidence of all and
his departure, coupled with his an
nouncement that his absence would be
permanent, have caused something of a
local sensation. '
Mrs. Brinkworth has announced her
intention of continuing the business of
the newspaper office and that it will go
right along just as though nothing had
happened. -Lincoln News.
Joe Svehla, who has for a number of
years been employed in the B. & M.
shops, has purchased a farm nearMilli-
gan, Neb., where he will make his
future home. His many friends wl6h
him success in his new enterprise.
Carl L. Asemissen of the firm of
Asemissen and Sons, left for Wood
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wuus, ami., wnere re is tooKing lor a
location. His many friends regret to
see him leave this city, but wish him
success in his new field.
Mrs. Fred Denson and children were
visiting friends in Council Bluff?, Ia.,
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The home of Hart S.haffner & Marx clothes.
Manhattan Shirts. Stetson Hats.
The way we've sold hats the
strong line. You know we
Mystery of Lust January Cleared
Up Robber Confesses.
While plowing yesterday in his field
about one-half mile west of Green
wood Andrew Bloom, a farmer and
laborer of that place, was arrested by
Officer Schmidt of the Burlington and
special detective under direction of
City Detectives Malone and brought to
Lincoln, where he was lodged in the
city jail chargod with taking a trunk ot
linens valued at about $2,500 from the
Burlington station platform at Green
wood about January 15 of this year and
with breaking into and robbing the
general merchandise store of William
b'tone, also of that place, Saturday
night. The trunk which the man stole
was the property of Miss Fitzgerald,
daughter of John Fitzgerald, formerly
of Lincoln, which had been transferred
to Greenwood from this city. The
trunk which was of the large steamer
variety was filled with fine linens and
was valued at close to $2,500, but the
amount stolen from the store at Green
wood was very slight. All the stolen
articles are thought to have been re
covered. A call from Mr. Stone yester J
day asking for the Malone blood
hounds resulted in the apprehension
and arrcsc of Bloom, who confessed
having taking the linens and robbing
the store. He is a married man having
a wife and three children, who knew of
his thefts and who admonished him for
taking things which did not belong to
him. They were left at Greenwood.
He is a large man, weighing about two
hundred pounds, and he says that he
has been a resident of Greenwood for
the past seven years, having moved to
his home west of that place some little
while ago. He said that besides farm
ing he had done odd jobs about the
town. Lincoln Journal.
Senator Banning to Speak.
Senator Banning has been engaged
to address the Men's Brother ho xl of
the Presbyterian church tomorrow
night. All men of the city are cordial
ly invited to attend.
- George N. LaRue of Union was at
tending to business matters here Sat
urday. He is one of the true blue re
publicans of Cass county.
Fred Hawksworth, of Norfolk, was
vittiting his parents in this city the past
77TE SOLD eight suits
in the past two
weeks to fellows who
live from HO to 100 miles
from here. These men did
not come to Plattsmouth to
buy clothes, but when they
got inside our store, saw our
new hang unsystem.and our
especially large assortment
Hart Schaifner &
they couldn't resist. They were
going to buy a suit some place,
probably Omaha, Lincoln or some
other city. But we took them by
storm, didn't suppose such things
could be had here. Then when
when we gave them our prices,
on an average of $1! and $4 lower
than city folks, it was all over.
They got good honest suits at
low prices, and we got a legiti
mate profit. Both happy.
Better come in ond see those
snappy, two and three button,
mwlels made up of the new gray
ish shades. We'll be mighty
happy to show you if you're ready
now or not.
last few days speaks well for our
shape the hut to tit the bumps.
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