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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1909)
Heavy Rains Following Big Snow
Storm Does Much Damage.
ALL THE STREAMS
Trains Delayed and Conditions
SALEM, Ore., Nov. 24. Large
amount of rainfall following in the
wake of much biiow Is responsible
for the overflowing of nearly every
atream in the state and much incon
veuience to travel is the result.
Traffic on the Great Notrhern is
tied up incluidng the Oriental Limited
to the west and the fast mail
Four trains have not been heard from
for twenty-four hours, but atrange
ments are being made to get them
through over the Northern Pacific
Mr. Collins was in Omaha the last
of the week, returning Sunday morn
ing. Wonder whose cousin he was
visiting.' " ' '
Bob Shradcr was taking the sights
of Lincoln in Saturday,
Mrs. Cunningham and daughter
Fern have just returned from a pro
tracted visit in Oklahoma.
Rev. J. W. Or of Thurman, la.,
has been visiting relatives here lately.
Mrs. Comstock returned to her
home in York Saturday after a pro
tracted visit ' w ith her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Griffith.
Mrs. Otto Albin of Kearney is
here visiting with friends and rela
tives. G. F." Swftzer and wife have re
turned from a two months' visit at
their old home in Ohio. They report
a delightful time. The fall there
has been very dry and the springs
and wells are drying up.
Mrs. Keltner was at Louisville
Wednesday looking after the inter
ests of the Royal Neighbors. Things
keep humming when Mrs. Keltner
Mrs. Wilson intended leaving Wed
nesday for her home in Los Angeles
but her little girl was taken quite
sick and she is still here. The child
After a months' visit with the home
folks Joe' Griffith left Saturday for
Salem, his (Oregon home. Joe thinks
there is a glamour about that country
that holds a fellow. We think its
We , are . to have another barber
shop in town. We have a good one
now, but the other fellow thinks
there is always room for one more.
Mrs. 'Parr, the Methodist minis-
and any 15c
E. A. WURL
ter's wife, has been quite ill lately
from an attack of gall stones. Her
sister arrived last week from South
Dakota and is staying with her.
We hear that Mr. Waldo will move
to South Dakota in the spring where
he has rented a 1G00 acre farm.
Victor Sturm is attending the mil
itary school at Staunton, Va., and
his Nehawka friends are delighted
but not surprised to hear that he is
making 100 in several of his studies
and making high in the 90s in the rest.
He is easily leading several of his
classes. Victor wkill make a mime for
himself in some walk of life, mark that
down and remember it. He will not
be home for the holidays, as his father
has given him the choice of spending
two weeks at either Washington,
New iork or boston.
WEBSTER CITY MAN IS
Knocks Revolver from Counter
which Explodes Accidentally
with Disastrous Result.
WEBSTER CITY, la., Nov. 24.
While dusting off a counter in the
Webster City Savings Bank this
morning, F. A. Edwards, president
of the bank, accidentally struck a
revolver lying on the counter and the
same was exploded, the bullet strik
ing him in the abdomen.
There was no one in the bank at
the time, so he pulled off his shoe
and throwing it through a plate glass
window thus attracted the attention
of passcrsby who assisted him to
his home from where he was later
taken to a hospital .
Urged on By Their Elder Brother
They Fight Desperately.
THE OLDER BROTHER
Fight with Rifle and Pocket Knives
for His Amusement.
GEORGE, la., Nov. 24. At the
home of their mother, a widow, Peter
and Jans Greenwold are lying seriously
wounded by reason of a duel which
they engaged in a few (lays ago. The
lads are 15 and 17 years old respect
There seems to be no special gricv
ance that the boys had against each
other, but it is said that their older
brother, a man about 24 years old,
was in the habit of getting under the
influence of liquor and then getting
the boys to fight for his amusement.
Peter the younger of the two boys
is suffering from a severe cut an inch
deep which just missed the cartoid
artery, while Jans is suffering from a
cut which laid his scalp open four
inches. Both boys fought like mad
men during the encounter and only
desisted when too weak from loss of
blood to continue.
Corset style is noted in the extreme
length of skirt. This completely en
cases the figure, but is unboned and
soft and absolutely comfortable, sitting,
standing or walking. These new D.
rectorie Styles define the waist, but do
not emphasize its curves; the emphasis
is on length the corsetted figure pre
senting an appearance of long unbroken
lines, as shown in this Warner Corset.
These corsets are guaranteed to wear
-not to rust, break or tear. Warner's
standard of quality is so high that this
guarantee is almost superfluous.
Security Rubber Button one Sup
Price, per pair $1.00 to $5.oo.
Every pair guaranteed.
Yet luxsnurtNo , J
Oysters Served in Style and all did Full
CLASS COLORS, BLUE AND WHITE
Toasts were Responded to and the Event
will be long
There comes a time in the lives of
all of u when we realize that it is
good to be alive and live in Platts
mouth. The time came last night
and the Daily News scribe is giving
thauks in advance of the morrow
that he lives in this good town and
was sufficiently alive to be present
at one of the most delightful social
functions it has been his pleasure to
attend for years many. We are re
ferring now to the reception tendered
by the Wescotts, father and two sons,
Cliff and Hilt, to the Senior Girls and
the Junior hoys, representing the
two winning basket ball teams of
the Plattsniouth high school. Some
time ago the Wescotts announced
that they would give an oyster supper
to the two winning basket ball teams
in the contest for the championship
of the Plattsniouth high school. The
Senior Girls and the Junior Hoys
carried off the honors and last night
the Wescotts proceeded to make good.
Invitations had been sent out for
the guests to appear at the Wescott
store last night at 8 o'clock and at
the appointed time all were there
with the exception of one couple but
they arrived in due time and the feast
was on., served by Cliff and Hilt,
assisted by Glen Rawls, and we want
to say right here that if the Hotel
Riley wants the services of competent
waiters at any time they could do
worse than engage the services of
the three mentioned. They under
stand the business from start to
Let us take you to the scene of
good cheer, dear indulgent reader,
and show you just how it was done.
In the first place the hosts had gone
to a whole lot of trouble to clear
away the goods from two tables
in the center of the store and then
covering the tables with snowy linen
they proceeded to decorate the same
Tin) tables were laid for sixteen and
the decorations were the class colors,
blue and white, represented by blue
four-in-hand neckties and large white
chrysanthemums. Upon the neckties
had been embroidered the monogram
letters "P. II. S.'XPlattsmouth High
School.) In front of each plate was a
pretty card upon the buck of which
was the name of the guest, and it
was the duty of each one to find his
or her place at the table. At each
end of the table was placed a basket
the standards supporting them being
draped in the class colors and the
class scheme was further carried out
by a basket bull suspended over the
table also bearing the colors. Banners
were hung where they added greatly
to the beauty of the decorations
and as the guests were seated they were
given an opportunity to admire the
good taste displayed by the artistic
young men who were responsible
for all that had happened and was
going to happen.
I'ollowing the spread came speeches,
Prof. Gamble in a most happv manner
officiating as toastmastcr, but that
was probably due to the fact that his
charming wife seated beside him gave
him moral support. At all events
he earned off his part jn such a manner
that no criticisms will be made, al
though we do think he showed exe
crable judgment in calling upon the
writer of this for a speech. Toasts
were responded to as follows: "The
Girls," by John Falter, who proceeded
to tell us what he knew pardon us,
not all he knew about the charming
members of the gentler and better
sex. John may not be old in years
but he has a wise head on his shoul
ders and he never made a slip. "Can
Hoys Play Basket Ballwas asked
Mattic Larsoti and that young lady
is true b.ue. Although she couldn't
help remembering Havclock, she never
for a moment conceded that loys
could not play, especially Plattsniouth
boys, and the way she stood up for
our young champions made many of
the boys blush with pleasure. If
-Miss Larson does not receive several
Mr. and Mrs. W. 11. McCann'of
Council Bluffs were in the city today
to make arrangements with the com
mercial club to instal n new plant
for the manufacture of an instantan
eous ice cream freezer. They will
return next week to close the deal.
Miss Phillis Petts of, Lincoln is
visiting friends in this citv.
WESCOTTS DO IT RIGHT
boxes of choice candy within the
next few days it will be only because
the boys are saving their money for
Christmas. "Havclock" was a subject
handled by Henry I.genbergcr am
to his credit be it said he did not de
tract from the honors won by the team
at that place or attempt any excuse for
the defeat of his team. He displayet
the true spirit and simply remarket:
that there might be another story
... .. ii .. i .I - .
ui ten wneu me return game was
played, lie said it as though he meant
it, too. "High School Athletics" was
handled by Mr. Harrison, the atl
letic instructor, and he did it in the
same good way he has taught the
boys ami girls in a thorough manner,
As the toastmastcr remarked in in
troducing the popular speaker and
instructor, Mr. Harrison has accom
plished something novel in school
athletics at Plattsniouth. He has
more than made expenses. Not
only that, he has succeccdcd in in
stilling the proper school spirit uutil
totlay all feel that it is an honor to
be a member of the Plattsniouth high
school. W. C. Hanisey, one of the
invited guests, ami an "old" high
school boy, was called upon to display
his eloquence and although the toast
master did hint that the handsome
county attorney would undoubtedly
fall down in the effort, he showed that
he knew what to say ami how to say it.
His remarks were appropriate to the
occasion and were well received.
A. K. Quinn of the News was given
a chance to air his eloquence, but in
the presence of so much that goes to
embarrass the average scribe his
tongue altered and how he got
through he does not know. The so
ciety editor of the Journal, Miss
Larson, assisted him to his seat and
extended sympathy. "The boys"
was the toast given 11. II. (HilO Wes
cott, and that five-footer clearly
proved Ins case. lie delivered the
speech of the evening ami at the close
of his most interesting address read
a few spasms which he claimed wert
original. They were undoubtedly
original with some one, but if Alfred
Austin, poet laureate of England,
tlid not write the same thing some
time in his early life, we are mightily
mistaken. Here are the lines. Read
them for yourselves ami then pass
Here's to the folks of the 1. H. S.
Woo wear the white and the blue.
We are proud of our Klrls unci proud of our
In most everything they do.
We want you to feol that our Interest Is reul
In your studies, your Kumeii und your sports,
And whether you win or whether you lose,
We're concerned to hear your remrts.
Itoys--when you ifo to the contest so fierce
For it boulon the Musket Hall Held,
Let Dulton und Schlulerund Fuller und Iteese
And Kpenberiter never yield.
And (Jlrlswhen you hhow how the (tame
should be played,
Let gamble with Hurrison see
That Helen, Luelle, Hullle, Kiiehel and Hess
With Muttle victorious will be.
Hut when things no wroti?. the side lines
And the Umpire most loses his life.
Keep cheerfuldon't Krouch--kmlle a little
For he's looking, they su.v, for a wif.
And so, boys and Klrls, in life's kuiiio as you
I'lay fair, never foul, throw true.
Wulch your fellows, for that's bulf, so they
And bewure for he's watchlnir you.
So here's to the folks of the I'.H. S ,
Wbo wear the white and the blue.
Keep your colors undlmmedbe. brave"
stand the test,
And your friends will lie proud of yoa.
While the hungry guests were en
joying the good things provided by
their generous hosts, Mr. C. K. Wes
cott manipulated the phonograph
with a master hand and the sweet
strains that came Hunting to the ears
of the guests were delightfully pleas
ing. At the close of the speeches a
vote of thanks was given the Wes
cotts, all rising at the signal of the
It is such events that make us glad
we are alive and live in Plattsniouth.
Dear, Old City Dads.
Please turn on the water and wash
down the streets. Honest, now, it is
something of an effort for people to
get around town and do their shopping
and any old way you may look at it
the streets would be vastly improved
by the use of a little water. This
town is sure a humdinger and it must
not be permitted to lose its good name
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