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TWICE A WEEK
SEE PLATTSMOUTH SUCCEED
NrWS. Estblihi Not. 8. 1R91 lft.ii.lM.l J. i loon
HERALD. KiUbtiihed April 16. 1864 f Condolidited Jan. 1. 1895
PLATTSMOUTH, NEB It ASK A, MONDAY. FEBHUAUY 21,1010
VOL. XLVI NO. 8H
William J. Bryan Announces
his Intention to Work
for County Option.
Democratic Presldental Can
didate In Favor of Probable Re
Announcement conic8 from Lincoln
Hint W. J. Bryan has signified his
intention as soon as he returns from
his trip to take the stump in favor
of his lates "paramount issue," which
this time complicates the political
situation for the reason that the late
democratic candidate may be taking
the stump in the interests of a re
The Bryan family before the end
J of tlie present week will be at Val-
T "'I, :l Vynm i 1, o t r.l.i.n
.paiitiau, V'llJiu. , l imn mat I'uni-
, i scporatc, ,Mrs. Bryan and the
cniluren returning nonie aooui me
1st of April. Mr. Bryan will visit
Brazil and Venezuela, returning a
COMMERCIAL CLUB .
Many Matters of Interest DIs
cussed with Fervor.
For the first time since the change
of the meeting night to Thursday
evening the Commercial club met,
and as was to be expected some of
the members forgot about it. The
chairman and secretary did not for
get it and were on deck with a large
grist of business to dispose of. After
the reeding of, the minutes, reports
of the various committees were called
for. The secretary stated that about
200 of the booster buttons were yet
on hand and should be gotten on the
lnpcl of the coats of the men of the city.
On motion of 0. L. Farley the buttons
were turned over to the advertising
committee with power to pin them on
Tin; chairman reported that he had
gone with the county surveyor to
view the ferry road and that the mat
ter was in proper 'legal status, and
in diie course of lime would be a good
road. Chairman Falter also informed
the club that the M. E. Smith Co.,
noulil install 75 more machines if the
operators c(;u!d be furnished, that it
was time t- act and by some mode
of advertising, procure more people
to come to Plattsmouth and take
t mploymcnl in tin factory.
A I.. Tid'l, chairman' of the publi
city committee reported that he had
several letters from factories in the
east, which in the spring would pro
bably start branch factories in the
west and that in some instances
the tone of the letter was very encour
aging for riaUsmouth. Mr. Tidd
also made several good suggestions
as to the club taking steps at once to
nol U loves. ..IvC
, ""ION MADE I
better the conditions in Plattsmouth,
among these was that of a legislative
committee. The chair on motion
appointed such committee. Judge
Travis was present and invited to
make some suggestions as to points
on which he had observed the city
could be improved. The Judge enter
tained and interested the club for
half an hour and pointed out many
ways in which matters might be bet
tered for the city. Among these
was a supervision of the parks, and
vacant places in the city, which could
be made beauty spots if a little labor
were expended on them. Ho also
suggested that if there could be a
diminution of tin cans which he had
observed in the streets and alleys,
much improvement in appearance
would result. The Judge was cheered
lustily when he finished. It was
then moved that the Judge be made
chairman of a park committee with
power to select as many or as few
assistants as he should choose to take
up the matter of beautifying the parks
of the city. The motion prevailed un
animously. W. C. Ramsey then
got the lloor and made a brief speech
concerning the home guards and nn
organization of a company here. This
matter-was favorably commented on
by those present.
The matter of having a team for
trie hose cart, a matter very much
needed was nicnt'oned by John Natt
noth'ng was done with this needed
enterprise. Theie was so much busi
ness on band undisposed of that it
was thought best to hold a special
meeting in two weeks and accordingly
the club adjourned to meet in special
session on the evening of the 5rd of
Social at Parsonage.
Last eve ing at the parsonage
with Rev. Justin and wife as host and
hostess, the members of the M. E.
church and congregation to the num
ber of over a hundred enjoyed a
social time together.
A short program was given, Mrs.
C. S. Johnson being' in charge of this
feature. Those taking part in the
program Here Waldemar Socnnichscn,
instrumental solo, there were also
instrumental solos by Evcrct Ward
and Roy Denson. These Rero inter
sperse ' with vocal numbers. Miss
Ferris York sang a solo and Miss
Mildred Cook gave a vocal solo
accompanied on the piano by' her
sister Miss Amyi
Refreshments Rere served during
the evening consisting of cake and
coffee. The company was a repre
sentative body of the mcmbrcship
The social had been carefullyplanned
and was successfully carried out.
Those present enjoying the evening
to the fullest extent. Rev. and Mrs.
Austin are charming entertainers,
and have the happy faculty of making
every one feel at homo inthcir presence
The guest book was signed by one
hundred and seven happy peisons and
all expressed themselves extremely
Hell pleased with the opportunity
for an evening of sociability.
A very enjoyable evening was
spent at the beautiful home of Mr.
and Mrs. Silas Long, Saturday evening
by about forty-five of tie best citizens
of r!attsmout.h and vicinity. The
event was in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
R. M. Cole, of Alberta' Canada, who
have beeii visiting relatives,.. in and
near Plattsmouth for n few , weeks,
and who will start for their home in
about two weeks.
.An informal program was carried
out by some of the younger members
of the company, consisting of vocal
and instrumental music, and readings
which afforded real pleasure to the
listeners. Refreshments were served
and a general social time enjoyed.
PROTECT YOU R HAND
They're the only pair of hands you'll ever
have in the worll Be good to them. These
raw rough days require a good pair of gloves.
We have them.
Hansens Lather Gauntlet SI. 00
Hansens Best Buck-Skin $1.50
C. E. WESCOTT'S SONS
The Home of Satisfaction.
SEND US SOME
The Girl Problem one Which is Troubling Plattsmouth a
the Present Time.
GOOD JOBS ARE WAITING
FOR GOOD GIRLS TO FILL.
M. E. Smith Shirt Factory
The problem which is confronting
the manufacturing interests of Platts
mouth at the present tune is the matter
of sufficient help to permit them to
increase their capacity. The M. E.
Sni'th factory is so overrun w'th work
that they-can use a large number of
g'rls at the present time, or at lerst
in the near future.
We cannot sec why there is any
call for girls to go to the cit'os
where they will be compelled to work
for starvation wages when theie is
an opportunity for them to come to
Plattsmouth, where the ai" is fresh,
the surroundings pleasant, nice homes
cheap room rent and reasonable
and good board. Wc are informed
that many of the girls now working
at the Smith factory arc making Irom
ten to twelve dollars per week on' the
machuies, when but a short time
ago when the lactory was first cstab
l:shcd nearly all of them had never
had any experience. Ii all depends upon
thif capacity of the gu 1 as to her ability
to earn good wages. It is natural
to suppose that some havo a greater
ability for the work ihan others. In
such a case the one w;th the most
ability will get the most money
for the work as it is all piece work
and the more onedoca the more money
will be in her pay envelope on Satur
day night. ,
We are also informed that most
of the girls make enough from the
6tart to pay their board and from that
increase as -they become familiar
with the work.
The man with a family who has
a desire to move to town where the
younger- members of the family can
have the advantage of a good school,
will find riattsmouth the place for
him to. move, for with the reasonable
rents, good clean city, good society
and good schools and with the added
advantages that the older girls in the
family can find nice clean work at
good wages with the opportunity of
boarding at home where they can have
home advantages to enjoy, should be
an inducement for anyone who wants
a chance to take life just a little easier.
Rev. L. W. Gade Rccches Call.
At the congregational meeting of
the Presbyterian church yesterday
Rev. Lew Wallace Cade, of Cin
ciimatti, received the unanimous call
of the membership of the church and
congregation to the pastorate of the
Ftat lYeobytenan church of Platts
mouth. There was no sermon yester
day, the entire morning hour being
taken up with the business in hand.
The meeting was presided over by
J. W. Larkin as moderator, anil after
singing the Doxology, and a hymn,
Mr. Larkin offered prayer, and the
business of the election of a
pastor was then taken up. A
letter was read by Mr. Thonins
Pollock, a member of the session,
$1.50 t o $5
errins Imported Kid
will Double its Capacity if
get the Help.
We understand also that the Bur
lington shops offer good wages to
good steady men who can be relied
upon, and it seems to us that the work
ing man with a working family ought
to investigate the chances which
Plattsmouth offers for him to make a
home for himself and at the same time
have the great enjoyment of keeping
his family about him in the home,
where they can have the advantages
of mother and father's good advice
and protection and mothers and fathers
can have the enjoyment of having
the, sons and daughters in the home
Few cities can offer to the wage
earner the chances which are now
offered in this city for a man and his
family to earn enough so that they
can have a home of their own. Real
estate is very reasonable at the pres
ent time. The moving of the iron
working department of the Burlington
shops to llavelock a few years ago
took away a large number of men
who owned their own homes. These
homes are now vacant and can be
bought ,very reasonable. Of course
time has worked hardship upon some
of them but many of the vacant houses
now in the city can be put in good
condition by a small outlay.
We believe that if any man or wo
man has any intention to make a
change, and feels that they would like
to better their condition in life that
they ought to look up the proposition
offered in Plattsmouth. If you have
any friends in this city, write'them
about the proposition, or send a letter
to this office or the secretary of the
Any information along the line
of giving you a chance to better your
condition and at the tame time bring
you to our thriving little city will
be gladly given.
This is not an advertisement, but
just a feeling which has been in the
mind of the writer that there are
great opportunities in Plattsmouth
for the man who wants a good home
of his own and would like to keep
his family in the home.
written by Rev. Cade, in which the
condition on which he would accept
a call to the Plattsmouth church was
set forth. On a vote Rev. Cade re
ceive! the vote of every member of
the church and congregation present.
Prior to taking the vote a report
of Mr. 1). C. Morgan, who had been
appointed to circulate a subscription
list was made This report showed
almost sufficient funds subscribed
to meei the running expenses of the
church, with a few members yet to
see A vote of thanks was tendered
Mr Morgan for the faithful canvas
and efficient work in go ting the
Mny expressions of satisfae ion
at the out come of the meeting were
heard from those present
Rev Cade will be in the field some
time in April, unless the pastoral
relations at Cincinnatti interfere
Big Damase Suit Stlil In Progress.
At the adjournment for the noon
hour, the evidence for the plaintiff
in the $'25,000 damage suit against
the Burlington was Hearing the end
Mr. Blish was on the stand when the
recess was taken ad that not over as
hour more would be necessary to
finish. The plaintiff had but two
more witnesses, Dr. Livingston and
Dr. Cook, and their testimony would
be short. Mr. Cering, plaintiff's
attorney was under the impression
that tho case would bo argued this
evening and submitted to the jury, as
tho defendant had been able to
get nearly all of its evidence out of
the witnesses for the plaintiff on cross
EDWIN R. TODD ,
RESTS IN PEACE.
Funeral of Cass County Pioneer
This Afternoon at Christian
The funeral services over the re
mains of Edwin R. Todd, who died
Tuesday morning, occurred this after
noon at 1 :30 o clock at tho Christian
church, Rev. Luther Mooro pastor
oi the church conducting the service.
The church was filled to overflow
with sympathizing neighbors and old
time friends of the deceased, who came
to pay the last act of respect to the
memory of one, some of them have
known for more than fifty years.
Mr. Todd had reached a ripe old age,
being in his 7fth year, lie was a man
of strong character and drew about
him many warm personal friends,
The funeral services were touching
and simple, the music was furnished
by a quartet composed of Mrs, Eaton
Miss McKay, Mr. McFlwain and Mr.
Farley; they sang the songs that
the deceased when in bfe liked best
Tho floral tributes were extremely
beautiful and were mute symbols
of the pure character of the deceased
and s:lent tokens of tho love and
esteem held by the doners for the
deceased and his bereaved family.
Interment was made at Oak Hill
cemetery whero lie his parents and his
son and daughter.
The pall bearers were from among
those who have known Mr. Todd
longest, "being Judge Newell, Captain
Isaac Wiles, Thomas Wiles, J. II.
Thrasher, Walter White, and Henry
Those from out of town attending
were: Ami H. Todd of Denver, Mrs.
0. V. Mayfield, sister of the deceased
C. G. Mayfiield and wife, E. C. Twiss,
Mrs. J. J. Twiss, J.Raym.ond Mayfield
Ralph Twiss, Mrs, J. It Noysc, Mrs.
Chester Merriam all of Louisville
and Miss Grace Thomas of Omaha.
Fred Todd a brother of the deceased
of Jamestown N. Y. was sick and wired
his inability to be present.
FOR SELLING BUTTONS.
list of Winners In the Booster
Button Contest Given Last
The Commercial Club yesterday
finished the distribution of the prizes
to the persons who sold tho Booster
buttons for the Irving lecture.
There was about $35.00 given
away in cash and merchandise which
was the equivalent of cash, and the
greater part of this goes, where it
justly belongs, to the members of
the high school.' The club feels some
pride in the successful way in which
the contest was conducted,, and all
the numbers are pleased that the
best boosters, the high school students
carried off the prizes.
The following is the l:st of successful
competitors in the order in which they
Connie Sehlater the 810. 00 pri;:e
offered by the club for the best slogan.
Jimmie Higley the $5.00 prize
offered by Mr. Irving for t!e person
selling the greatest number of Booster
Charles Dovey the prize offered bv
by P.. A. McFlwain.
Heorge Dovey Jr. $2,500 worth
of merchandise offered by M. Hcrold.
Ina Ilatt, candies offered by Nemetz
Lucil Cass $1.5 in merchandise
offced by Lorcn.5 Bros.
The following received the $1,00
merchandise offered by businessmen.
Aubry Duxberry, News-Herald
Marie Donnelley at John Crabill's
Anna WoKnith takes that offered
by Joe IVtzer.
Lelatid Briggs, Weseoit's Sons.
Alice Tuey, Falter & Theirolf.
Radical Livingston. Docy & Son.
. Helen Clark, ilatt & Son.
Henry McMaken, Jr. Ptak it Bajeck
Marion Dickson, C. W. Baylor.
Mildred Johnson. Peter Clause
St. Mary's Guild will meet Wed
nesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with
Miss Dora Frickie.
AN INTEREST- ,
Something Which Will be
Worth Reading By
SOME GOOD THOUGHTS
FROM A FRIEND.
Old Plattsmouth Citizen Writes
In a Way that Sets One to
Tho following letter was received
by Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wcscott from
an old Plattsmouth friend. The letter
was shown a Daily News man and at
his earnest solicitation Mr. Wescott
has permitted us to give tho News
readers the benefit of the subject
matter. It is seldom that a letter has
struck us so forcibly and wo believe
that its reading will be the means of
doing a little good. The name of tho
writer is withheld by request.
Mr. and Mrs. Wcscott,
Valued Friends :-
After a fifteen mile horseback rido
on the last of the Old Year's morning,
and the most beautiful and inspiring
winter day I ever witnessed, I labored
in tho fields with the men for six or
seven hours, ate a hearty supper,
and then with a slight fire in tent
and flap of tent wide open, I sat
down in reclining chair to reflect, or
rather to muse, and perchance to
dream. Thus I sat, I know not how
long-, perhaps some hours, when an
aged traveler, unbidden, stepped into
my tent and took a scat, in silence',
by my side. I was at first startled,
then somewhat nettled at the intru
sion and should have interfered, but
my first sensation was replaced by
that of wonder and amazement at
Continued on Tage 8
There are at least two
months of weather be
fore spring that will de
mand an overcoat. But
leave this out of the
question. If you couldn't
wear it one clay until
next winter, you ought
to buy a coat of us now.
(Quality and Price, Reasons.)
Cur Hnrt Shaffner
quality with the all wool
and shape retaining
Our Extremely low
prices at this season of
$10, $14, $18
for any overcoat in the
Falter & Thierolf
Valuj Giving Clothiers.