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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 28, 1905)
'VOL l J MIS XXV
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An Ideal Day for the Enjoyment of the
Happiest Occasion of the Year.
THE CHURCHES ENTERTAIN LITTLE ONES
And the Exercises Appropriate and Santa
Clays Liberal In Distributing Presents
to the Little Folks.
MERCHANT REPORT AN IMMENSE TRADE
The Christ festival is the most joy
ous of the year, and the Germans have
beautified and sanctified it by making
it peculiarly the festival of the child
ren. It is to them we owe that vision
of fairyland, the Christmas tree, and
Santa Claus, visitor the most welcome
of all in the homes of the world. N ich-
olas Claus Krinkle, jolly, fat, short and
lover of children, was the first saint of
that ilk, and they say he was no myth.
In his south German village, as the
story; goes, it was his delight to carry
Christmas joy to his little friends in
the shape of gifts, and in doing this he
needed a pack just as Santa Claus does
now, and as the weather was cold he
needed, in making his Christmas
rounds, to wear a fur cap, fur coat and
boots, just as Santa Claus does. If
Nicholas Claus Krinkle was never duly
canonized, the roll or saints lacks a
name that would adorn it; for of all the
saints that ever were born this one is
the best beloved of children and will
be as long as Christianity and civiliza
Christmas of 1905 is now numbered
among the past events, and in Platts
mouth it was observed by everybody,
The principal business establishments
were closed promptly at 12 o'clock and
remained so the balance of the after
noon and evening. The day was an
ideal one for outdoor exercise, and
Main street displayed unusual activity
As usual, on such occasions, several
fights occurred, and on the evening
before and in the afternoon Chief
Fitzgerald had his hands pretty full
in keeping down trouble, which he
succeeed in doing admirably. As a
result of these fracases several persons
are suffering from sore heads.
Christmas eve entertainments were
given at the various churches espec
ially for the little folks. At the Pres
byterian church the exercises consist
ed of recitations, music, etc., and the
church was filled with enthusiastic
people who went to note the happy
expressions on the faces of the little
ones in their enjoyment of the annual
coming of Santa Claus.
At the Methodist church the house
was brilliantly lighted and appropri
ately decorated for the event. A
special wire had been placed in such
shape as to maket he effect very j,rand
indeed. A program was carried out
to perfection with the little ones which
consisted of exercises very appropriate.
On the approach of Santa Claus the
exercises came to an end and old Santa
soon dispensed with his load of pres
ents among the little ones. One of
the principal exercises at the M. E.
church was the presence of Uncle Ned
Baker, an old colored gentleman, who
has lived here for twenty-five years,
who gave a little talk and sang a song,
which pleased the little folks. They
all like Ned.
The Christian church was also the
scene of much merriment among the
little ones who attend the Sunday
school. An excellent program was
also rendered at this church, in which
numerous little folks participated.
Santa Claus was also a welcome visitor
and it is unnecessary to remark that
gladness reigned supreme during the
entire evening. A special service was
rendered by the choir.
The services at St. Luke's Episcopal
church were very appropriate for the
occasion. Services were held also
Christmas day at 10:30 a. m. and a
children's party was held at the A. O.
U. W. hall at 7:30 last evening.
On Christmas day the first mass
the Feast oft he Birth of Christ was
held at 5:30 a. m. This was high mass
and special music was rendered to this
time-honored custom. The second
mass was at 8:30 a. m., at which Ger
man Christmas carols were sang. The
sermon at this mass was also sung in
German. The third mass was held at
10:.'5o a. m., at which the music of the
morning was repeated. At 3 p. m. a
crib, or a representation in statuary
of the birth of Christ was one of great
interest to the little folks. There
was also special devotional services at
which the school children sang their
Special exercises were also given at
the Rosary (Bohemian) Catholic
church in addit ion to the usual masses.
St. raid's Lutheran church observed
hristmas in their customary manner,
but we have been unable to learn the
extent of the services at either.
Thus was the Savior remembered by
the various churches, and it is safe to
say that the day was devotional ly ob
served by the church people.
The Burlington depot was a busy
scene Saturday and Sunday. Even
yesterday the coming and going con
linueu, and two express wagons were
kept on the move to and from the
depot delivering Christmas presents.
The day was balmy and spring-like,
and the oldest inhabitants agree that
a Christmas like the one just passed
has never been experienced in the
history of Nebraska.
Numerous arrests were made for
disturbing the peace, but common.
every-day drunks were not so numer
ous as on many similar occasions.
Our merchants report an immense
holiday trade, and those especially
who advertised the most extensive in
the Evening Journal report the big
gest Christmas trade they have en
joyed in many years.
CORK PRIZES ARE AWARDED
Some of the Best Corn Eier Grown in the
County on Exhibition.
The following1 prizes have been
awarded those who had corn on exhi
bition at the farmers' institute. Mr.
Perin, of the state farm, was the
judge, and he says there was very fine
corn on exhibition, and that it was
a hard matter to judge among such a
sample of excellent corn:
50 EARS YELLOW COKN'.
ii. ii. Hist.
4. L. F. Kohrell.
5. Oscar Gapen.
tf. George Snyder.
7. Louis Liner.
12 EARS YELLOW CORN.
L. F. Kohrell.
C. L. Wiles.
C. A. Harvey.
12 EARS YELLOW CORX.
F. M. Young.
12 EARS LARGE WHITE CORX.
A. E. Todd.
C. A. Miller.
F. M. Bestor.
L. F. Fitch.
C. L. Jean.
C. E. Cook.
II. M. Miller.
12 EARS SMALL DE
T WIIITE CORX.
1. Wm. Kauffman.
2. Joe Tubbs.
.3 Chas. Peacock.
4. H. E. Becker.
12 EARS SMALL YELLOW DEXT CORX.
1. George Halmes.
2. C. L. Wiles.
12 EARS CALICO CORX.
Mrs. R. D. Blunt.
12 EARS RED CORX.
12 ears ror corx.
1. Myron Wiles.
2. J. W. Hostetter.
3. C. C Cook.
All prizes will be given the winners
on application to Henry R. Gering on
or alter I ecember 2.',.
Elk's Fifth Annual Ball.
On New Year's night the Elks in
tend to hold their fifth annual ball,
and anticipate havingoneof the finest
affairs of the kind ever given. The
Dimick orchestra of Omaha, has been
engaged, and everything will be done
to make the event one long to be re
membered. The club rooms have just
recently been renovated throughout.
A new steel ceiling, handsomely fres
coed, has been put in the reception
room and the walls repapered and
decorated. The rooms will be open
New Year's afternoon to any one de
siring to make the Elks a call, although
no public reception will be given. But
all friends of the Elks will be welcome
to drop in and make themselves at
WHY WILL THEY DO SO?
Farmers Send Money to the Chicago Cata
logue House, That Should be Spent
We are told that one day this week
several prominent farmers of this vici
nity sent money to two different cata
logue 1 louses in Chicago for goods they
had selected from catalogues sent out
to them. e do not know how true
this rejKjrt is, but if it is so these far
mers should feel ashamed of them
selves. Why is it that farmers will
send to Chicago mail order houses con
tinually for goods, when their home
merchant will sell goods just as cheap
as they pay for them away from home,
considering the same grade of goods.
Another thing to consider is. the
home merchant will take butter,
chickens before they hatch, or most
any old worthless stuff in exchange for
goods, in order to accommodate his
customers, and probably the customers
will go right over to the postoffice and
send his money out of the county
Keep your money in your home town,
and help to improve it, and thereby
increase the value of your own farm.
When you want credit do you ask the
foreign or your home merchant to
carry you? Who carried you over last
winter when you were out of a job and
had no money? Was it a stranger or
your home merchant? And when
your loved one was laid to rest, was it
a Chicago, St. Louis or home paper
that spoke the words of sympathy to
the bereaved friends? Remember that
in case of accident to yourself or fam
ily, it is your home merchant that
steps in and helps, not the sharks of
the larger cities. When they have
your money you are soon forgotten.
Patronize home industry, and you can
always feel that you have done your
duty in the way of making your home
A New Graft.
A new graft in Missouri is to try to
sell farmers a water tank which.
among other virtues possesses the mag
ic power of preventing the water in it
from freezing, no matter how cold the
weather may become. If the atrent
fails to sell one he wishes to leave a
sample on the farmer's hand to be
tried in cold weather and requires a
signed contract which turns up later
at the bank as a note for the signer to
Leg and Arm Broken
Fred, the 16-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Schmotter, came near being
killed at the Newell & Atwood quarry
east of town Wednesday. While at
work underneath a cliff a large stone
became loosened and slipped down,
pinioning him to the earth. When he
was released by fellow-workmen he
was found to be badly bruised, and
Drs. Worthman and Barr were sent
for. After evami nation the doctors
found that his left leg and arm were
broken. His wounds were dressed and
he is getting along nicely. Louisville
He Feels Very Grateful.
W. E. Rosencrans, i who will assume
the duties of county clerk on the 4th
of January, and who has been here all
this week "catching onto" the busi
ness of the office, departed yesterday
for Elmwood to spend Christmas with
his family. Mr. Rosencrans feels very
gratified to County Clerk Tyson and
his deputy, J. L. Barton, for the very
affable manner in which they have
treated him, and for the interest they
have taken in giving him such instruc
tions as he will need when entering
upon the discharge of his duties. Mr.
Rosencrans says when he returns to
riattsmouthhe expects to remain.
A person with any respect for him
self, his wife or his children despises
the wife-beater, yet we have known
men who have been guilty of such
time and time again, and after being
arrested and taken before the proper
officials he is fined the pitiful sum of
fifteen or twenty dollars for beating
the woman he has sworn to love and
protect during his entire life. The
law is not severe enough on such men,
and the community in which he re
sides do not treat him as he deserves
to be treated. He should be scorned
by everyone whom he meets. In the
eyes of the people he should be looked
upon as worse than he who would
knock you down upon the streets and
rob you. A wife-beater should not be
allowed to reside in any community.
If the people wculd take such fellows
In hand and deal with him as he should
be dealt with, wife beaters would be a
scarce article In the land.
IMPORTANT MASONIC WORK
The Temple Degree Conferred Upon Si
Knight William Pickett.
A FINE LUNCHEON WAS SERYED
The Ladies of St. Luke's Guild Have
Charge of the Banquet Hall.
Saturday night Mt. Zioncommandery
No. 5, Knights Templar, held an im
portant conclave, at which the Temple
degree was conferred upon Sir Knight
W.L. Pickett. There was a large atten
dance of Sir Knights, including those
from Murray, Nehawka, Weeping
Water and Louisv ille.
Grand Commander, Col. C. D. Evans
of Columbus, Neb., was present, and
was received byMt. Zion Coramandery
after which Grand Recorder, Francis
E. White, conferred the Temple
degree upon Sir Knight Pickett.
After the conclusion of commandery
work the Sir Knights retired to the
banquet hall, where an elaborate
dinner was served by the young ladies
of St. Luke's Guiid. This repast was
served in courses, and we are informed
has never been equalled in the annals
of the Masonic fraternity of Platts
mouth. Eminent Commander, S. M.
Chapman of Mt- Zion, presided at the
oanquet, ana in an informal manner
called for responses from the Sir
Grand Commander Evans, on behalf
of the Grand , Commandery of Ne
braska, delivered a most interesting
address which elicited a hearty re
sponse from the Sir Knights present.
Also, Grand Recorder White in his
usual and entertaining manner gave a
resume of the history of the Temple
order, in this country. Among the
responses were those of Sirs. T. P.
Livingston, Canon Burgess, W. L.
Pickett and Mayor Gering.i
Mt. Zion Commandery No. 5 of this
city, is in a very prosperous condition
and today iiumbers a large and in
Off for the Teachers Meeting.
Superintendent E. L. Rouse depart
ed this morning for the State Teach
ers' meeting which begins its session
today. It is now estimated that fully
2,500 teachers will attend. Platts
mouth win be represented by the
following teachers: Miss Olive Gass,
Mrs. Mae Morgan, Miss Eunice, Towle,
Miss Mamie Lacy, Miss Harriet Fight,
Miss MableFreese, Miss Maude Mason,
Miss Anna Kanka, Miss Lettie Smith,
and Miss Hilda Barwick. This, it is
thought, will be the largest and most
enthusiastic teachers' meeting ever
assembled in the history of Nebraska,
Burlington Buys Engines.
The Burlington has ordered fifteen
simple Pacific locomotives from the
Baldwin Locomotive Works. These
locomotives will weigh 222,000 pounds
with 150,000 pounds on the drivers
cylinders 22 x 28 inches: diameter of
drivers, 74 inches; radial stay boiler,
with a working steam pressure of 200
pounds; heating surface 3,773 square
feet; 305 tubes, 2 1-4 inches in diame
ter and 20 feet long; firebox 9 feet 1-J
inch long and 6 feet 1-4 inch wide
grate area 54.25 square feet;tank capa
city, 8,000 gallons of water, and coa
capacity, 13 tons. It is not known on
what part of the road these machines
will be used.
Uncle Si Haskins.
Uncle Si Haskins was the attraction
at the Oliver theatre last evening and
played to a big house. The play has a
good plot and every member in the
cast are up in their line. The snow
scene in the third act is one of the
prettiest and most elaborate scenes
ever produced. Several specialties
were introduced and too much cannot
be said of the entire company. Uncle
Si will hold the boards again this
afternoon and tonight and should do a
big business. Lincoln (Neb.) Daily
Journal, Jan. 20, '05. Will appear at
the Parmelft Monday night. Jan. 1.
Accident At Eagle.
Last Monday afternoon while on her
way home from town Mrs. John Speth
met with a serious accident. She was
driving a team and bad three little
children with her in the buggy. One
of the children fell out of the buggy
while going down a hill in front of J.
H. Weaver's place, and in trying to
catch it she got overbalanced and fell
out with the two smaller ones. The
little ones all escaped injury, but Mrs.
Speth was quite badly hurt. Mr.
Weaver assisted her into his house and
called the doctor. Beacon.
PATSY GATON A FREE MAN
After Remaining in Jail Nearly Nine Months
He Walks Out a Free Man.
WILL GO TO WORK IN B. & M. SHOPS
A Fine Appearing Young Fellow and Stil
Says He Intended Nothing Wrong.
Saturday morning l'atsey Caton.who
was placed in jail nearly nine months
ago on the charge of horse stealing
The circumstances surrounding his
arrest are no doubt still fresh in the
memory of the readers of the Journal
He was charged with taking a team
from a hitching rack in Louisville.
The team belonged to an old German
farmer living near that place, who
claimed that the accused had taken it
without his consent, while Patsy
claimed that he borrowed tlie team to
make a trip into the country where lie
was told he could secure a job. I'atsy
was overtaken by Ralph Atwood and
wunoub uie least resistance was
brought back to Louisville, and then
brought here and placed in jail to
await the action of the court.
The matter came up at the March
term, but was continued to the No
vember term, while the plea of horse
stealing was withdrawn and a charge
of petty larceny made instead. On
this charge he plead guilty and re
ceived a jail sentence of thirty days,
and his time expired this morning.
The young man emerged from his
ong confinement in a new suit of
clothes, and bears the appearance of
a person who never would be suspected
of committing crimes. He makes a
fine appearance and the Journal has
believed all along that he never took
the team with any intention whatever
of stealing it, and now that he is a
ree man he so expresses himself.
Patsy is stopping at Cory's restaur?
ant, and after Christmas will go to
work in the Burlington shops. He
praises Sheriff McBride and his family
for the magnificent treatment he re
ceived during his confinement. He
also speaks highly of Mr. Cory who
has been feeding the prisoners ' for
some time. "In fact," he says, '"every
body with whom I have met in Platts
mouth have been very kind to me, and
I have no complaint to make on that
Patsy Caton is a young man, pre
sumably 23 or 24 years of age, and
while he may consider this one act a
serious stain upon his character, he
yet has an opportunity of living a life
that all reflections of the past will
have vanished like the morning mist.
We believe he possesses the manhood
and the inclination to do this.
Death of Mrs. Joseph Gray.
The Journal regrets to chronicle the
death of Mrs. Joseph Gray, which oc
curred at her home on north Third
street Sunday morning. The de
ceased had been in poor health for
over a year, during which time several
operations were performed upon her
person at the hospital in Omaha, with
but little relief.
Mrs. Gray has lived in Plattsmouth
ior a numner oi years, and sne was
loved by all who knew her. Her death
is a great blow to the husband, her
married daughters, and more so to the
younger son and daughter.
The remains will be taken to Cedar
Rapids, la., her former home, for in
terment, where they will be laid be
side her first husband. The body was
taken this afternoou on No. 2 and
were accompanied by the surviving
husband and children. The entire
community deeply sympathize with
the husband and children in this the
hour of their deep affliction.
Doctors Could Not Help Her.
'I had kidney trouble for years,"
writes Mrs. Raymond Conner of Shel
ton, Wash., "and the doctors could
not help me. I tried Foley's Kidney
Cure, and the very first dose gave me
relief and I am now cured. I canaot
say too much for Foley's Kidney
Cure." It makes the diseased kidneys
sound so they will eliminate the pois
ons from the blood. Unless they do
this, good health is impossible. F. G.
Fricke & Co.
Don't drag the stomach to cure a
cough. One Minute Cough Cure cuts
the mucus, draws the inflammation
out of the throat, lungs and bronchia
tubes, heals, soothes and cures. A
quick cure for Croup and Whooping
Cough. Sold by Gering & Co.
HE MAY COME HERE
Smooth Guy Trying to Work Credulous
The following is taken from the
Lincoln News from which it. s ems a
smooth guy is in the capital city en
deavoring to make a stake out of a
smooth scheme that has been worked
in many other towns. While lie may
not come to Plattsmouth, it. is just, as
well for our people to "catch on" in
case he does "show up:"
"Keports reach the News that a
well dressed, very plausible man is
trying to induce some Lincoln man
with capital to put up some money in
a get-rich-quick game that lias all thr
outward earmarks of the old Webb
City foot-racing fake.
"The story told by him is that he
has a brother in Kansas City who was
illy treated by some associates in a
mining deal, and he wants to get even
with them. He has it all fixed up to
inveigle them into a foot race, the re
sult of which has been arranged in
advance, but he needs some money to
make a showdown. The Lincoln man
need take no chances at all. He is
not required to take any cash down to
Kansas City with him. To show him
that they are not after his money,
they suggest that he simply get a cer
tified check and deposit that in a Kan
sas City bank, so that after the race,
if the losers make a roar and insist on
being satisfied that the other side
really had all the money it was wager
ing, he could show this deposit. It
was held out to him that by taking a
$5,000 certified check down there he
could make that much money without
being compelled to put up anything,
and as it was a sure thing that the
man selected in advance would win,
he ran no risk.
Whether anybody has bit or not is
not known. The way the thing Is
usually worked is to have the race
pulled off as arranged, but it is pro
tested by the losing side on some
ground. An investigation is made,
and it Is found that the stake put up
by the winning side is short the sum
the victim has on deposit, ne is
called off to one side, and the fact
pointed out that the other fellow's
money is won, but that in order to get
t he will have to draw his money and
add to the sum wagered by his asso
ciates. When he does this he is very
speedily separated from the same, and
as the showdown is made in a crowd
where he is a total stranger and the
others belong to the gang, there is a
lack of gentleness usually accompany
ing the separation. As the whole
thing is a gambling deal the man is
put in a bad position if he kicks, as
the others can usually give bail very
easily and get out.
"Lincoln and Omaha have never
been worked on this game, as the citi
zens have been supposed to be wise
guys, but the talent has finally decided
to prove this idea is fallacious."
Plattsmouth is having trouble with
the Nebraska telephone company be
cause they will not take their tele
phone poles off the street. Down here
this company asked permission to do
it and the council was a little particu
lar about granting the privilege and
it took some coaxing to get them to
allow such a thing done. At Platts
mouth the council say the poles are
"unsightly and a nuisance.'' Ne
braska City News.
Attended the Big Cattle Show.
W. H. Heil of the Pleasant View
stock farm was in Wednesday, and
gave the Journal a call. Mr. Heil re
turned from Chicago last Saturday
night where he attended the Inter
national Stock Show, and says it was
the greatest exhibition of horses,
cattle, hogs and sheep ever held in
this country, and that it was a won
der to behold. While there Mr. Heil
was elected a director of the Red
Polled Cattle Club of America, which
is quite an honor to Cass county. Mr.
Heil says the stockmen were there
from every section of the United
States and many from Canada.
Luke Wiles, another Cass county
breeder of Red Polled cattle, also
attended the great exhibition, and at
a public sale of these cattle last Fri
day purchased four young heifers
which were shipped to him yesterday.
The Season of Indigestion.
The season of indigestion is upon us.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure for Indigestion
and Dyspepsia will do everything for
the stomach that an over-loaded or
over-worked stomach can do for itself.
Kodol Digests what you eafc gives
the stomach a rest relieves sour stom
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