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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 20, 1909)
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B. A. McElwain
We are ready for the Holidays and invite you
to inspect our showing &:
Rugs For All
They are here now and have been shipped to
us on Consignment only and must
be sold before January 1st.
$200 WortlioISmallRugs $200
These Rugs represent a choice selection and
we guarantee to save you at least 40
per cent on your money. They
will range in prices
From $1.00 to $7.00.
Toys For The Kids!
We have a lot of very desirable Toys left
over from last year which we are selling at
cost. Call and see them.
A nice line of pictures and pictureTf rames
can be found at this store. Don't you
What will I buy? Where will I get it? This is the question which nlmont every one will ask themselves when the Holiday Season ar
rive. Hut it in a question easily solved if you will come to us. The advantage you have here is in the variety of styles and
every piece of goods sold is absolutely guaranteed to be asreprcseited. I would appreciate a share of your trade.
Straight & Straight
The Furniture Men. y
PLATTSMOUTH, - NEBRASKA. $
OF THE IKK'R
This question .'s most easily answered at the
Variety Store. Our counters are filled with
many useful as wel. v ornamental articles that
will appeal to any on;. For the children, toys
of all descriptions. Prices are not only right
but below the average for the same quality of
merchandise. Get our prices before making
your purchases and you'll save money. Do your
Xmas shopping now and do it at the Variety
The Variety Store
l'lattsmouth, Neb., 3rd Door Last of Hank of Cass County.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING
Andwe"are nere wn ne 800a8
klo such display of furniture was ever
shown in Plattsmouth and much of the
stock is suitable for Christmas presents.
Come and see our
RUGS, CARPETS, CHAIRS
and other swell articles, just the thing
WE CARRY TOYS
Just what you want for the little folks
to make them happy. Call and see
what we have.
The Furniture Man, Sixth Street
A fine selection of Vases, Flower Holders, Tiles and
Fancy Art Piece.
Cigar Caceg, Bill Books, Memo Books, Ladies' Hand
SOLID GOLD JEWELRY.
Lockets, Charms. Cuff Buttons, Brooehes, Pins, La
Vallieres, Chains, Bracelets.
HOLIDAY CUT GLASS.
Bowls, Comport.s, Vases, Baskets. Nappies, Ferneries,
Glasses, Flower Pots, 7oc to $1.00.
RINGS FOR YOUNG AND OLD.
ifinet Kings, Baby Kings, 81i
graved King4, fOi' to $2".0
and Service. Mantle Clock?
s, Alarm Clocks.
the recipient of a King, Brood',
klaee, Bracelet, Charm, Cuff Butto
Set Rings Signet Kings, Baby King, Shirtwaist Kings,
Band Kings, Kngraved Kings, 500 to $2".0l).
For Beauty and Service. Mantle Clocks, Cold Clocks,
Kitchen Clocks, Alarm Clocks.
Happy is the recipient of a Ring, Brooch, Stud, L'ar
Studs, Necklace, Bracelet, Charm, Cuff Button::
That keep good Time. Ladies' Cold and Gold-Filled
Watches, Men's Gobi and Gold-Filled Watches, Girls'
and Boys' Wat ches'of all kind-. From S1.00 up.
BRACELETS THAT PLEASE.
Gold-Filled Bracelets, 7,',o to $1(M!0.
Parisian Style Brilliant CombsFlain and Fancy
STERLING SILVER GIFTS.
Trtys, Baskets, Cups, Cigar and Cigarette Boxes.
Plated Toilet Sets, $8.00 to $10.00.
Teaspoons, from $3.50 to $9.00 per set. Teaspoons,
from 75c to $2.50 each.
Ladies' Umbrellas, Men's Umbrellas, Umbrellas of
all kinds and prices.
A very large and Well Selected Stock of Imported
Fancy Festoon Necklaces.
NECK CHAINS AND LOCKETS.
Kveiy Conceivable- Style and Price Represented here.
Mosaic Frames, Fancy Gold Frames, all sizes.
HAND PAINTED CHINA.
A grand collection of Rich China from the world's
WATERMAN'S IDEAL FOUNTAIN PENS.
Ask to see the new Safety Pen.
"ON TH SUNNY SSDZ Or M MNSTrlEEr." PLMTSMD J, B
JEWELER AND !fi
THE DAY NOT L'KE IT WAS FI"TY
The Cld Customs of the Burgher
Have Been Forgotten by the New
er Generation in the Modern
Hub of Empire.
rfch and poor diike net up" fn tlnfr
houses on ttie eve of the feast.
MKRICAX and English
newspapers at Christ
mas time often have
of the German Christ
inas, which conjure up
a clear frosty atmo
sphere and re echo the
song of the skates on
the frozen lakes. For
the Anglo-Saxon notion of the German
Christmas is drawn from those child
hood hours spent over Hans Andersen
and Grinini, and the sight of a Christ
inas tree brings to mind the woodcut
ter tramping home through the snow
laden forest, trailing behind him (ho
flr tree for his family Christmas cel
ebration, while, in the towns, the
black quadrangle of the venerable
market place is picked out in lights
blazing on the trees In the windows
of the gabled houses.
Fifty years ago, before the young
German giant had awakened from the
Bleep of centuries, this Idea of the
peaceful German Christmas wus cor
rect, the Berlin correspondent of the
New York Evening Post says. Hut if
one of the burghers of old Uerlln, re
turning from making his Christmas
purchases on Christmas eve, were to
be transplanted into the roaring hub
of empire which his bauptiUidt has
become in tlv year of grace. 1003. the
good man would probably expire on
Fifty years ago, when Herlln was a
dirty, unpretentious, provincial town,
with Ill-lighted, ill-paved streets, with
a population renowned evn in those
days for its surly manners and un-
couthness. and with the Iron hand of
militarism unchecked over It all, the
1 Christmas festival was the tranquil
' celebration of which one has rend. In
I the Lustgarten, before the rustle, a
' Christmas fair was annually estab
lished, which the king and royal fam
ily used to visit to buy jumping Jacks
nnd gingerbread for the palace Christ
1 mas trees, like any other German
family. The Lustgarten fair has
passed awsy, the king of Prussia has
Ivronv Germnn emperor, Herlln has
deve' iped Into a fair and beautiful
city, and all that remains of the
Ch.istmas of once upon a time Is the
1 si !rlt Indeed, a precious inheritance,
j Ciat still holds the branches of the
, y "rials- ul flir" trees wbJch
Christmas Dooms Trade.
"Christ inns booms trades of all
kinds," said a statistician of ?ew
York. "It Is, on the whole, a los
ing. "Take groceries and fruit. A big
grocer tells me that where ordinarily
he sends out 100 tons of groceries a
day at Christmas time he sends out
130 tons. And of oranges, he sella
a million a week In December as
against 000,000 n week at other times.
"Turkeys go from 6,000 to 14,000
In this firm's output, nutmegs from
five to IS tons, raisins from 2,000 to
9,000 boxes and cigars from 1,000 to
"Wines and spirits, which are pop
ular Christmas gifts, sell CO per cent,
better than In any other month. I
know a man who sold $225,000 worth
of whisky last December as against
an average of $125,000 for the other
months of the year."
A Way We Have at Christmas.
She looked at the little man archly.
"Hubby." she said, "do you know
you are beginning to grow rather
"It's a way I have," he answered,
"as Christmas draws near." New Or
Santa Claus Abroad.
It Is strange to contemplate the
great variety of forms the Santa Claus
custom assumes in different countries.
In Belgium the little ones fill their
shoes with carrots and oats and hay
for the white horse St. Nicholas is
supposed to drive. Very early In the
morning they run to the room in
which their shoes have been left and
find that the provender has gone and
in its place candies and presents are
Among the Carpathian mountains it
is St. Peter, who. dressed as a bishop,
nnd accompanied by the dreadful Ru
precht. Is expected by the children m
Christmas eve. The visitor first de
livers a short sermon, lays on the
table a rod whitened with chalk, nnd
takes his departure with his tinkling
bells, while Kuprccht follows close be
hind. The chHdren now hasten to pull
off their shoes, polish them and tie
thin together; and, as soon as tbo
last notes of Niklo's bells have become
lost In the distance they run Into the
garden and secrete their shoes be
neath a bush. They spend the time
until 10 o'clock in relating stories,
then go to their shoes, to find them
filled wllb anples. nuts and goodies
"What did people do before stei
pens were Invented?" asked the teach
er. "The pinions of one goose were used
to spread the opinions of another." an
swered the wise boy at the pedal ex
tremity of the cluss.-Judge's Library.
Buy something useful. Finest line cf Cutlery
and Nickel Plated Ware ever shown
in this town. c Call and see us.
Also Headquarters for
I ool Sets
Aluminum Ware, etc.
Our Coal is the best cool weather comfort
that you will be able to find in town. These
chilly fall winds will soon turn into winter
and you will need the comfort that our coal
will give you. Hotter order early to avoid
disappointments when an extra
chilly day comes.
J. V. Egenberger