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IVLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DKCI2MBER 31, 1908
COM ME ROD AIL CLU
Articles of Association of the
Same, Including Constitution
Whereas, There cxUtu in all cities
lines of interest, advantageous both
to individual members of the com
munity and the community at large,
the furtherance of which cannot be
attended by individuals alone, and
is not provided for out of any munici
pal or county funds, but must be se
cured by special organized efforts;
Whereas, It is believed that the
present is a wi.se time for the organ
ization of such a IMattsmout h com
mercial and community organization
of good strength, there is adopted the
' !i-I i! Ill
A nick- I. The name of this or
ganization shall be the l'lal tsmout h
Commercial ('l ib.
Article II. The purpose of the as
sociation shall be the furtherance in
all practical ways of the business and
community interests of Plat tsmouth.
To watch the condition and laying
out of public highways leading into
the city, encourage and promote their
proper const ruction and maintenance,
and co-operate thereby to facilitate
driving over the widest practical
area; to foster, aid and encourage the
continuance and development of in
dustries, institutions and facilities al
ready here, and the conservative lo
cation of meritorious new ones; to
guard the enjoyment by the city of
the best attainable railroad facili
ties, as well as freight and fire in
surance and other rates, and against
unjust discrimination in favor of oth
er towns; to effect desirable volun
tary arrangements among the mer
chants of the city and among other
lines of business represented in the
club, effecting uniform hours of clos
ing and in other respects; to be a
medium for looking after and regu
lating the securing of public celebra
tions and out-door amusements, cal
culated to bring people and trade to
the town, such as Fourth of July cel
ebrations, chautauquas, etc.; to pro
mote better acquaintance and appre
ciation among our own and imme
diate surrounding people, of our com
munity resources and advantages, en
couraging home patronage and talk-ing-up
of the town among home peo
ple; to make a name for our city and
promote acquaintance with it through
the news columns of the state press
and by encouraging the holding of
Future of Alfalfa.
D. W. Foster, a well known Cass
county farmer, was in the city Thurs
day and in discussing current topics
commented upon the projected alfal
fa mill soon to be in operation here.
Mr. Foster is one of those men who
studies farming from a scientific
standpoint and conducts the farm on
the same basis that any other suc
cessful business is managed. He
thinks tjat alfalfa has a great future
in this part of the country and that
farmers geperally will soon be plant
ing this crop, not only for renewing
the soil but for the profit there is in
the business. Mr. Foster thinks the
hilly land here is just adaptable to
the crop as the bottom lands and
that as soon as the farmers realize
the fact that the profit in alfalfa is
so great acreage will soon be in evi
dence in the surrounding countries.
Mr. Foster states that on an experi
mental seven acres he secured $65
for the second crop and $55 for the
third crop and had the first and
fourth crops for home consumption.
A Family Keunion.
From Saturday's laily.
H. J. Streight and family yesterday
entertained his sons and daughter
with a little family reunion at their
home. Those who were in atten
dance in addition to Mr. and Mrs.
Streight were W. J. Streight and
family, E. J. Streight and family,
and Mrs. A. J Jackson. Mr. E. J.
Streight returned to bis home in
Lincoln last evening while Mrs. E. J.
Streight followed him this noon with
the remainder of the family. Mrs.
Jackson was also a passenger on the
noon train for Omaha.
Fresh nuts of all kinds at the New
conventions, meetings and associa
tions in our city and by co-operation
with the local press; to promote the
attractive appearance of the city and
its desirability as a residence town
by encouraging the adoption of best
landscape and architectural effects,
effective tree planting, street grad
ing, weetl cutting, uniform curb lines,
regularity of sidewalks, lawns, de
velopment of public park and in other
wars; and in general to promote in
: every way practicable the growth,
' business interests and prosperity of
i the city.
; Article III. Any resilient of
IMallsnior.t h or vicinity may become
the holder of standing membership
; certificate er certificates in this as
sociation by enrolling himself on the
! books of the association, and keeping
! up the requisite membership pay
ments as hereinafter proidcd. Each
membership certificate shall require
the payment of the rate of fifty tents
per month to the association by the
Article IV. The annualy meeting
of the members of the association of
officers and other business that may
come before it, shall be held on the
third Tuesday of January in each
year, and all regular adjourned meet
ings every third Tuesday of each
month thereafter. Special meetings
may be held at any time upon two
day's notice published in one issue of
the city papers giving the time and
Article V. The officers of the as
sociation shall be a president, vice
president, secretary ar.d treasurer,
; and a board of directors, cnisisting
of rine members of which the presi
dent and secretary of the association
shall constitute two of the members
rf i ie board of director.-..
The I card of diree;crj hall have
power to meet in separate session at
any time when necessary for the mut
ual benefit to the association and
make such recommendations to the
association at their monthly or special
! moattnirc Tha Hrmrrl ft A i rfft nrs
shall have power to fill all vacancies
that may occur, and also appoint
such committees and make such com
pensation as they see fit for the trans
action of the association.
Article VI. The constitution may
be amended at any regular meeting of
the. membership by a majority vote'of
its members present.
A Cowardly Assault.
From Saturday's Daily.
An assault more or less myster
ious in its nature is reported to
have taken qlace last night or rath
er early this morning upon Granite
street, near the residence of Dr
Hall. It is reported that two
couples both married were upon
their way home, from the M. W. A.
dance when one of the men who was
wheeling a baby buggy was violently
assaulted by a man who had been
waiting for him. He struck him
across the nose and fell him to the
ground, his nose being cut more or
less. The party making the assault
ran up Eighth street after hitting the
man and escaped. It is claimed the
man making the assault was recog
nized and called out by name by the
sufferer from his attack. No com
plaint has been made to the police
nor has-any action been taken in the
matter. The man had his injuries
dressed by Dr. Hall shortly after the
assault had taken place. They were
Taken to the Hospital.
From Mendav's Daily.
The many friends of Mrs. John
Beeson will regret to learn that she
is once more ill. her condition having
become so bad that she was taken to
the hospital at Omaha yesterday.
where she will be operated upon.
While the exact nature of her illness
and its extent is not known, it is to
be hoped that she will come through
the ordeal safely and thafffhe will
soon be herself again. Mrs. N. H.
Isbell was a passenger on the early
train this morning for the hospital
where she will visit her and assist
in looking after her condition so far
as she. may.
Kodaks Gering & Co.
Thomas Stitt, an Inmate, Stricken
With Paralysis and Dies.
Died Stitt. Thos., at the Masonic
home Plattsniouth, Neb., on Dec.
2C, 1908, of paralysis, aged 62
;ears, 5 month and 26 days. In
terment at Superior, Neb.
Last Saturday Thomas Stitt, one
of the inmates of the Masonic Home
in this city, who had been a suffer
er for a long time past from paral
ysis,, passed to his reward, death in
tervening in the afternoon to end his
lie was born on June 30, 1S4G,
and wis admitted to the home from
Superior, Nuckolls County, some
time? since;. No services were held
in this city, the body being shipped
yesterday morning over the Burling
ton to Superior where the Masons
will conduct the services. Very lit
tle is known here of Mr. Stitfs an
tecedents, he having no acquaintance
save that of several inmates of the
home none of whom were well
enough acquainted with his affairs
t tj say whether or not he had rela
Departs for California.
From Monday's Daily.
William L. Withrow, long a land
mark in journalistic circles in this
city, departed yesterday morning
with his family for Los Angeles, Cal.,
where he will make his future home.
Mr. Withrow has disposed of all his
property interests in this city to W.
H. Rainey of Union who will move
here at once. On account of the
health of his wife Mr. Withrow con
cluded it would be best for him to try
the California climate and to this
end he made the sale. He Is a good
man and a good citizen and the Jour
nal bespeaks him long and prosper
ous years in his new home. He has
had much experience in all lines of
country newspaper work, having
worked on the outside as solicitor, re
porter and editor and having worked
at the case frr many years as a prac
tical printer. He will doubtless take
up with some paper where his talents
will be in demand.
From Monday's Daily.
Jos. McCarthy whose recent in
juries in the Burlington shops has
aroused so much sympathy here, had
so far recovered as to return to his
home Saturday evening. He made a
flying trip to Omaha this morning
to have his eyes treated and will con
tinue this method of treatment for
some time to come. He has gotten
along finely and there is now no
doubt whatever of the entire recov
ery of both his eyes. It Is quite
needless to say that he was greatly
pleased to be able to get back to his
home once more and that his friends
were more than rejoiced to have him
return and also to find his prospects
In Police Court.
From Monday's Daily.
Police Judge Arceher yesterday held
a session of his court long enough to
assess a fine of one dollar and costs
against J. T. O'Brein and Geo. Barr,
who had embibed too freely of the
cup which cheers and also inebriates.
In default of the price O'Brein is
serving his sentence at the Hotel De
Manspeaker while Barr compromised
with the court and got until January
4th to pay up.
Judge Archer also was interviewed
by a woman who wanted a warrant
for some of her neighbors who had
been scandalizing her by charging
her with improper conduct. The
court succeeded in convincing her
that she had a better remedy in dam
ages for defamation of character
Was it a Warning.
County Judge Beeson received a
unique Christmas present in the
shape of a pocket knife with a blade
some four and a quarter inches in
length. This is a problematic gift
as the judge is not sure whether it
was meant to enable him to preserve
the peace in his court or to use it on
his various hunting and fishing trips.
It is thought advisable to warn male
factors that the court is there with
the goods, however, as this knife is
warranted to subdue the most fero
cious temper and preserve the dig
nity of the court at all hazards.
For Sale or Trade.
A four room house with basement,
newly papered, city water, sewer con
nection, corner property close to
shops. Must sell by January 1.
Terms and price low and reasonable.
Inquire at this office.
looking for a Location.
G. W. Gregg of Dunlap, la., is in
the city today looking after a loca
tion for a first-class pool hall and
cigar store. Mr. Gregg is a very
pleasant, agreeable gentleman to
meet and doubtless understands Just
what is required to run a first-class
place of this kind. There is little
doubt that he will find a location in
the city, thoroughly to his liking,
and that-he will engage in this bus
iness here. If he concludes to open
up a place in this city, he assures the
reporter that it will be one of the
best to be had, a place thoroughly
up-to-date in every particular and
just what the discriminating person
W. D. Messersmith Xil!s a Wolf Near
the City on Christmas Day.
I'eoph) who are not real we ll ac
quainted with our old friend "Posey"
Messersinith will not believe he i.-:
some hunter. It has been said fir-t
lte was ', afraid of wolves in fact,
that he flinched when their name
was mentioned. All this has been
proven a fake of the first water
Several days since W. U. had occa
sion to make a little Christmas jour
ney over to the Howland property
north of the city and while the
Christmas cheer was on, a wolf or
any other kind of a hunt was pro
posed to which he cheerfully made
himself n party. The result of the
hunt was the stirring up of a large
gray wolf which one of the other
hunters filled with lead and which
made a straight, leap over the fence
toward Mr. Messersmith. Posey
promptly turned its flight with an
other rain of shot which ended its
career at once. The story that he
fled is all a monster fake such as
only the Hearst papers are capable of
originating. It turns out that the
wolf which was a very large one, is
the animal which has been described
by some of the people living north
west of the city as a "mountain
lion," and which has been playing
havoc with poultry and small stock
for some time past.
A Narrow Kscape.
Elm wood, Neb., Dec. 27. Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Gustin and daughter,
Marie, had a narrow escape from a
severe injury in a runaway Christmas
morning. They started from their
home west of town to go to a relative
to spend the day. Just after leaving
the house their team became fright
enen at an automobile and ran away,
but .were got under control by Mr.
Gustin in a little while and they
proceeded on their way, when the
neck-yoke broke, letting the tongue
fall to the ground, frightening the
team worse than-ever. Fortunately
one of the singletrees broke, allowing
the horses to get lose from the buggy
leaving the occupants in the buggy
uninjured. The family finished the
journey with a horse and buggy bor
rowed from a neighbor. One of the
horses was seriously injured by run
ning the neck-yoke in its breast,
while the harness and buggy were
damaged considerable. Mr. Gustin
and family consider their escape from
injury and perhaps death, a miracu
Married in Lincoln.
Iast Wednesday, December 16th,
Herman Oaken and Miss Minnie
Wright went to Lincoln and were
married by County Judge Cosgrave,
and then returned to this city on the
afternoon train, going to the bride's
home where a wedding supper was
served to a few invited guests. In
the evening a crowd of friends gath
ered and gave them a charivari. Mr.
Oaken was born and raised on a farm
near here and has spent his life tilling
the soil, while his bride has lived
in this community for several years.
The happy couple have gone to
housekeeping on the groom's farm
three miles south and one mile west
of Eagle. The Beacon joins their
many friends in wishing them a long
and prosperous journey through life.
Sent Fine Flowers.
Among the magnificent floral tri
butes to the late James Skoumal, jr.,
were flowers sent by the members of
Camp 10, M. W. A. of Omaha. The
emblems were very fine and were
sent as a testimonial from this lodge
of which Mr. Skoumal's brother An
ton, is a member. The sorrowing
family were very thankful for this
remembrance of their husband and
FUNERAL OF JAMES
Services at Holy Rosary Church
and Interment in the Catho
lic Cemetery Today.
From Monday's Daily.
Died Skoumal. Janus, jr., at his
hone in l'lattsmouth. Neb., aged
l.'J years, of a complication of dis
eases, on December 26, I'tos. In-t-.
Trent in Catho'!-- cemetery.
I:. ii tsmouth. Neb., on December
': l !os.
James Skoumal whose death is re
corded above was born in Moravia, a
portion of Austria-Hungary, in 1 s ; 7. .
When but five years of age his par
ents immigrated to America settling
in Saunders County, Neb., where they
remained until the year IST'.t when
they removed to this city where .Mr.
Skoumal has since resided save for
several years when he was a resi
dent of LaPIatte. In 18!tS he was
united in marriage to Miss France's
Slavicek, one of the city's most pop
ular Bohemian ladies. Of this union
four children were born all living and
surviving their father. Their names
are Charles, Rosa, Dover and Luther,
in addition Mr. Skoumal's aged fath
er James, sr., and mother Frances,
survive him as well as two brothers
John and Anton, the later a resi
dent of Omaha and three sisters Mrs.
Boedeker, Mrs. Murray and Mrs.
Jelinek, all residents of Omaha. Mrs.
Skoumal's brother Frank Slavicek
has also been present at his bedside
during the last days of his illness.
Mr. Skoumal was a member in
good standing of the M. W. A.,
Eagles, T. J. Sokol society and the
Burlington Voluntary Relief carrying
insurance in the Woodmen and the
Mr. Skoumal as has been said be
fore was a most excellent and worthy
citizen. During his years of life in
this city none can speak of him but
The News Plant to foe Sold.
The order of sale for the News
plan arrived several days ago and
Judge Douglass the trustee for the
creditors is preparing to close the
plant out for what it will bring. The
date of the sale is set for January
5th and there are several competi
tors who are reported to be anxious
to buy the plant and embark upon
the perilous field of journalism. It
is said in some quarters that various
factions of the republicans are striv
ing for control of the paper and dark
hints are given out that Congress
man Pollard is going to have a hard
time retaining his organ. The many
creditors of the defunct institution
hope that these rumors have some
substantial basis and that the bids
will go high enough to give them a
reasonable portion of their debts.
Considerable curiosity is manifested
to see what the reorganized paper
will consist of.
.Marriage at Klmwooel.
Elmwood, Dec, 27. One of the
surprising events of the holiday sea
son took place Christmas day at
Council Bluffs, la., when Miss Edna
Miller, of this city, and Mr. Thomas
Burrell, jr., of Otoe county, were
united in marriage. Not even the
closest friends or parents were aware
of their intentions. Mrs. Burrell Is
well known In this community, being
a graduate of the Elmwood high
school, class of 1907, and taught
school last year. The groom is the
son of Thomas Burrell, one of Otoe
county's most popular farmers. They
will go to housekeeping on the Bur
rell farm, four miles south and one
half mile east of Elmwood. They
returned home last-evening and were
greeted with a rousing charivari by
their many friends.
Visits His Old Home.
Mike Warga, wife and little son.
all of Havelock, came down to spend
Christmas and a few days with rela
tives in this city and vicinity. Mike
is looking finer than ever before and
the Havelock air seems to agree with
him. During his visit in the city he
met many old friends who were very
glad to see him again and especially
glad to notice how well he was look
ing. While in the city he paid the
Journal a pleasant call which was
duly appreciated as Mike was always
one of the Journal's best friends
when he was a Plattsmouth citizen.
in terms of highest respect and ad-
miration for the many sterling quali
ties which he displayed. Thrifty and
frugal he had earned a reputation as
! as an honest, upright, and conser-
vativ citizen second to none. His
! loss falls not alone upon his imme
diate family but upon the entire com
munity among whom su h men are
too few and far between.
The funeral of the deceased tool;
place this morning at 10 o'clock
from the llehemian Catholic church,
there being :i very large? attendance
of fellow citizens anxious to pay a last
tribute of respect to till:: excellent
man. Ili'rh mass w;:s sai.l ami pray
ers for the departed in accordance
i with the rites of his church of which
j he had been a faithful and devoted
1 member. Rev. Father Boar formerly
j in charge of this parHi returned to
the city to conduct the services. A
j very Jong procession of sorrowing
'friends followed the body to the grave
I in the CatJiolic cemetc ry.
! Tlie pall bearers were C. V. Val
i lery,, F. G. Kgeiibcrgcr, Albert S ut
itler, Will Holshuh, ("i;:;;. Vitosek,
! Ed. Donat.
The funeral sermon of Father
Boar was a particularly eloquent, one
and brought tears to the eyes of the
great number of friends who had as
sembled at the church. Particularly
touching was his reference to the fact
that ten years before he had joined
the deceased ami his wife in matri
mony at the altar where he now
stood to say the last weirds for the
dead. The? Rev. Father was very
much touched when he- speke? of this
and controlled his emotion with great
Attending the Poultry Show.
Fvom Monday's Daily.
W. C. Hamilton departed at noon
on the mail train for Omaha where
Mr. Hamilton has a magnificent dis
play of chickens at this show which
is generally recognized as one of
the largest in the west, and there is
little doubt but what he will carry
off some of the prizes. Billy earned
quite a reputation as a poultry fan
cier and the fowls which he is tak
ing up are some very choice ones.
In this connection Dr. J. H. Hall is
also sending several of his fancy
bred chickens to the show with more
than good prospects of landing sev
eral of the prizes.
From Monday's Dally.
Mr. and Mrs. John Pence and
daughter Violet, who have been
spending sever-al days at the home
of Col. M. A. Bates and family in
I this city, returned to their home in
Nodaway county, Mo., Monday morn
ing. Their visit was a pleasant one
to the entire Bates family, and we
very much regretted when the time
came for their return. Mr. Pence
is running a large farm and is feed
ing considerable stock, which neces
sitated his return. We shall all
remember this visit as one of the
most enjoyable ones in our career,
and trust that they will come again
Kntertains a Number of Friends.
From Saturday's Daily.
John S. Hall and wife yesterday
entertained a large number of friends
and relatives with a splendid Christ-
j mas dinner, the affair being In the
nature of a family reunion. A de
; lightful time was had by all present.
. Thos attending included David L.
! Amick and wife, Murray; Herman
Smith and wife, Nehawka; Theo. L.
Amick and wife, Mynard, Neb.; Mrs.
Andy Brissey, Burlington, la.; Miss
j Loar Brissey, Burlington, la.; Miss
I Violet Smith, Nehawka, Neb.; Miss
! Mabel Amick, Mynard; Miss Annie
I Hall, Miss Bertha Hall, Miss Eliza
j beth Hall, Miss Ruth Hall, all of this
jcity; Mr. A. D. Hall, Omaha; Mr.
Ralph Hall, Mr. Arthur Hall. Mr.
Frank Hall, all of Mynard, Neb.; Mr.
Wm. Hall, of this city, and John S.
and Mrs. M. J. Hall, of this city.
Lowney candy in Xraas packakes
Gering & Co.
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