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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, MON DAY, OCTOHKR 18. 1U0!
VOL. XLVI NO. 5.1
The "OUST Orto Overcoat
Big, broad, full chewed, with a wide sweep.
It is a great coat in more than one sense.
Such coats as these are not found in every store.
We claim supremacy in this line. Our Quality Coats
to $35, others not so good but as good as can be
had from $8 to $18.
C. E. WESCOTT'S SONS
The Home of Satisfaction.
New Posto aster
Henry A. Schneider recommend
ed by " Senator Burkett
After looking over the reeomenda
tions frun the different candidates for
postmaster at this place, Senator Bur
kett came to the conclusion, after con
sulting Senator Brown, that Henry A.
Schneider was in line for the appoint
ment and the same was recommended
to the president, and the appointment
will probably be made.
Mr. Schneider has been one of the
hard working republicans of the county
and at the present time is a member of
the executive board of the state com
mittee. He is at the present re
corder of deeds for Cass county, his
term of office expiring this year.
Mr. Schneider will make a good post
master, as long public service will
especially fit him for the duties of car
ing for the public and patrons of the
office. Without saying anything
against the qualifications of the other
candidates, we will say that the ap
pointment is a good one. In fact with
such an array of exceptionally good
men to choose from it was certainly a
hard proposition to make the selection.
Every one of the other candidates
were good party workers, well qualified
in every way and all had a strong fol
, lowing of frieuds who would have liked
to have seen their favorite candidate
win. The appointment of either would
have been a good selection and would
have given general satisfaction.
The only regrets that come with the
appointment of Mr. Schneider will be
the fact that Mr. Smith the present
postmaster will be required to leave the
office. He has maed a popularand effi
cient official and all will feel sorry not
to see his familiar face around the
Miss Emma Eikenbary returned
home Monday from Cedar Creek, where
she visited friends for several days.
W. C. T. U. Convention
The state convention of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union convened
in Lincoln Monday. Last year in Has
tings the convention met in national
! conclave a little later and decided to
hold the National Convention in Omaha
next week. The Nebraska women
threw up their new hats in joy and
have since been working hard to make
it a success, and to give the White
Kibboners of the United States such a
hearty welcome as will make them glad
they met in a dry town.
The Way They Use the Autoist
In the Old Country.
Herbert A. Hover has just returned
to Spokane from an 18,000-miles tour
through the United States and Europe,
which he and his wife, now visiting
relatives at Leavenworth, Kan., ac
complished in 18 months with a 30
horse power, four-cylinder car. They
hud numerous exciting experiences
while abroad and were snow-bound for
eight days in the Alps, where they
were also all but plunged over a sheer
precipice of 1,000 feet by a heavy car
bearing down upon them while turning
After completing 10,000 miles in the
United States, starting in southern
California on the Mexican border and
touching Canadian territory, the sailed
from New York on the ill-fated Bteam
sqip Republic and were exposed to the
elements on deck and open boats fcr 24
hours before being taken ashore. Mrs.
Hover sustained a nervous shock and
contracted a cold from which she has
not yet recovered.
"Europe is a veritable paradise for
reckless drivers and the so-called 'joy
riders,'" Hover said in speaking of
his trip abroad. "The roads are un
usually good and such a thing as a
speed limit is not known; and, as a re
sult, there are frequent head-on colli
sions, which invariably end fatally, in
HAS IT BEEN SETTLED FOR THE WINTER? IF
NOT NOVVS THE TIME TO HAVE US GET BUSY.
COAL 2000 MAN
Council Makes Contract for Street Lights for
a Period of
LITIGATION CEASES WITH
NEBRASKA LIGHTING COMPANY
Eighteen Boulevard Gas Lamps and Sixty
Tungsten Incandescents Called
for in Contract.
At a special meeting of the city council Saturday evening an ordinance was
passed whereby the city enters into a five-year contract with the Nebraska
Lighting Company for the lighting of the streets. The contract calls for the
establishment and maintainance of eighteen boulevard gas lamps on an all
night service and sixty tungsten incandescent lamps on a midnight service. In
' this connection, also, another ordinance was passed which puts an end to the
litigation with the light company occasioned by the passage some time ago of
what is known as the $1.50 gasordinance, the new ordinance fixing the maximum
i amount to be charged for a thousand cubic feet of gas at $1.75. This figure
; was agreed to by the company, and in addition they bind themselves to main
I tain a day current of electricity for the benefit of such enterprises as may wish
to avail themselves of it.
The trick has been turned! Platts
mouth will throw off her swaddling
clothes and take rightful place among
the more progressive cities of the state.
After over seven years of darkness,
the city council Saturday night entered
into a contract with the Nebraska
Lighting company for the lighting of
the city streets for a period of five
years, and at the same time secured
concessions which guarantees the
maintainance of a day current of elec- (
tricity for the benefit of such manu
facturing enterprises a3 may wish to
avail themselves of it.
It is confidently believed that this
action of the council will mark an epoch
in the industrial development of the
city. Located as we are in the very
suburbs of Omaha it is believed that
addition to destroying hundreds of
thousands of dollars' worth of property
annually. From four to five collisions
a week on the road between Nice and
Monto Carlo is not out of the ordidary.
"Another thing is the system of
graft by the drivers from which there
is no escape. Besides paying his me
chanic $150 a month the tourist is also
forced to give up 25 per cent commis
sion on all purchases. A hired car cost
from $1,200 to $1,500 a month in addi
tion to the foregoing and with the
chauffer's personal expenses thi3runs
the bill up to $2,000 a month."
Under the auspices of the Ladies Aid
society of the Presbyterion church in
this city last evening was given a de
lightful entertainment in the elegant
home of F. M.(Richey, which was beau
tifully decorated for the occasion
Each portion of the interesting pro
gram was executed in a masterful
manner, which showed that much prac
tice had been given by the cultured
persons giving them. The names of
the entertainers are, Misses Claire
Dovey, Fern Long, Howard, Mildred I
Cummins, Anna Snyder, Bernice New
ell, Pauline Oldham, Jo Hall, Verna
Cole, Mesdames George Falter, Austin,
E. II. Wescott, and John Falter. Re
freshments were served, being choco
late and cake.
Mrs. Charles Johnson spent Monday
many small manufacturing enterprises
will avail themselves of the superior
advantages to be offered by a location
just outside the city. As mentioned
before in these columns. M. E. Smtih
& Co., expect immediately to establish
a shirt and overall factory a represent
ative of the company being in the city
today to make the preliminary arrange
ments, and doubtless others will come.
- The1 commercial club, to whose en-
deavors must be given the credit for
the council's action in this matter is to
be highly commended. Ever since the
reorganization of this body about a
year 'ago an effort has been made look
ing to the lighting of the city
streets, and their present success only
emphasizes the benefits to be derived
from a long, strong pull, all together.
Forest Rangers Needed.
The demand for men to patrol and
protect Uncle Sam's 195,000,000 acres
of national forest area in the west has
been greater this year than ever be
before, and 500 young men will be ap
pointed as forest rangers this year.
These appointments will be made from
the successful candidates in the Civil
Service examination for forest rangers
which will be held in every state and
territory in the United States on Octo
ber 25 and 26.
rti . t m
me entrance salary or a ranger is
$!MK) per annum with the chance to in
crease to $1,400 as ability is demon
strated. A most encouraging fact, not
to be overlooked, is that the ranger
has the opportunity to advance to the
highest position in the service. In
many instances forest supervisors, the
highest positions, on the national for
ests, have entered the services as ran
gers or guards and have risen by good
work, to the positions which they now
Knowing that there is this prospect
of advancement for the man who de
monstrates ability, many college grad
uates have availed themselves of this
opportunity to enter the employ of
Um-le Sam and at the same time have
all the advantages and joys of the life
in the open. Others who are not college
men, but who understand the practical
j side of the ranger's duties, enter the
j service and make up any educational
' deficiencies through a course at the
rangers' schools which have been estab
lished within the past year on the na
tional forests or adjacent thereto. -Tec
hnical World Magazine.
I Mrs. Charles C. Parmele returned
1 home this morning after a delightful
1 trip and visit with friends in the east.
She first attended the P. E. 0. national
! convention in Mt. Pleasant, la., then
visited friends in Galesburg. III. t'hi-
; catfo and the family of C. II. King in
I Waukeegan. Mrs. King was formerly
Mica FfJifVi P.lti.iA ... I,,...
Missouri Still Cutting Away.
The Missouri river, at Barney, asta
tion five miles miles below Nebraska
City, has been giving the Burlington
railway considerable trouble all this
year and now the river has cut in
within forty feet of the main lino
track, which has been moved back
twice. It is now intended to place the
track up on the bluffs so as to bo out of
danger, but this will require a large
amount of work and a force of men
kept at that point to watch the track
and protect it. The river has cut away
several good farms at this point and it
looks as if several more were going to
satisfy the greed of this turbulent
stream. During the last five years the
river has changed more than two miles
at this point and caused the railroad
great trouble and expense. Bee.
Mr. and Mrs. Calkin's and son, Allen,
Sundayed at Berlin.
Lots of candidates in town both re
publicans and democrats.
Mrs. Staton and little daughter came
down from Lincoln Tuesday.
Will Murfin returned home Wednes
day of last week from Canada.
Frank Reese and family started over
land for Missouri for a few weeks'
O. O. Thomas has bought the Dr.
Powers property wonder who will oc
Mrs. Van Enery went up to Lincoln
Wednesday of last week, Abbri came
home with her.
G. F. Wright district superintendent
of the M. E. church was holding busi
ness meeting in town lately.
Harry Thomas, the ticket agent, and
family returned Saturday evening from
their vacation of a few weeks.
The Christian Endeavors of the Pres
byterian church will hold their Hallow'
en party on Friday the 22nd. All En
deavorers and friends are invited. Bo
at the home of Miss Pearl Staats by
8:110 p. m. The endeavorers are giving
this a week earlier, as there are a num
ber of entertainments being planned
for the 2!)th and 30th:
A. J. Moore, an old soldier, arrived
Saturday from Mills county, la., to
visit Mrs. Kinneman and Mrs. Mc
Cullough. Mr. Moore came to this
county with his father, Josiah Moore,
in 1857 and resided here until 1SG8. His
father was a justice of the peace and
is well known by all the old settlers.
Josiah Moore died here in 187.1.
Style is a very necessary part of
being well dressed;
M. W. A. Have
A Large Attendance. Favored by
Good Music by the
M. W. A. Band.
The members of the local camp of
the order of the Modern Woodmen of
America held their regular meeting in
Coatcs hall last evening. Consul Geo.
Lushinsky called the meeting to order
and presided. The regular business of
the camp was quickly transacted and
there being no initiations the meeting
A royal good time was then enjoyed
by unusual large number cf members
present. Refreshments were served.
The Modern Woodmen band dedicated
their new suits and furnished excellent
music during the evening. Frank Janda
the leader, has twenty-one members in
the band. Among the selections rend
ered were "The National Cadets," a
march; "Our Lieutenant," a march;
"Operatic Mingle," overture; "I Love
My Wife! But, O, You Kid." a march;
"Rainbow," an Indian Intermezzo;
"Cupid's Charms," a serenade;
"Brorherhood March;" "The Thunder
bolt," a march; "It Looks Like A Big
Night To-night," a medley march.
John Gerry Stark of Elmwood, wa
present and was introduced to the
neighbors by Consul Lushinsky.
Thomas Johnson, a colored ex-convict,
was arrested in Omaha yesterday
and the police think he is the person
who murdered Henry R. Franklin there
Wednesday night. Upon being searched
in the police station it was found that
the sleeves of his shirt, which was
otherwise immaculate, having been re
cently laundred, were soaked in blood,
as were the inside of the sleeves of his
coat. He never flinched when a brand
new pocket knife, with a keen blade
coated with new blood, was found in
his pocket. , The knife had been pur
chased so recently that the blood on the
tags, which are pasted on the blades,
had not dried or soaked off. A colored
woman testified that Johnson came to
her room in the Humbolt hotel and had
a valuable watch with a broken chain.
It was learned from the number on the
watch that Johnson had pawned it yes-.
terday for $0.
A. E. Fitt, in the Burlington general
offices in Omaha, and his brother, E.
E. W. Fitt, a mechanical engineer in
the Bee building, were visiting in
Plattsmouth Saturday. They resided
in this city several years and were em
ployed in the Burlington shops.
if it isn't correct
style you don't want
it at any price.
Hart SchafTner &
Marx are correct
style makers; they
use none but all wool
fabrics; they add the
most perfect tailor
ing; and we guaran
tee to fit you right.
See the new grays
and blues in a multi
tude of fine patterns.
$10.00 to $30.00
$10.00 to $30.00
THE HOME OF
Hart Schairner & Marx Clothes.
Munhiillnn Sliirtn. .Vtttion Halt.
j grew to womanhood in this city.
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