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Correct in every particular.
Correct in Weave; Correct in
Workmanship; Correct in
Styles, and always Correct in
Prices Such are the COOds
can be found at our store.
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Everything in Merits and
great many friends who confess that which resulted in saving the struc
Boy's Ready-tO-Wear Cloth- they are puzzled over whaj seems to ture with the loss of about thirty
ing and Furnishings.
PLATTSHOUTH, - NEBRASKA
WHEN THE KETTLE SINGS
it's a sign of coal satisfaction. ' Want
to hear the muslo in your kitchen?
Easy order coal from this, office and
yard. The output of the Trenton
mine the fuel we handle has no su
perior anywhere, its equal in few
pun MC PlsttsmouthNo.22.
mU HC Bell No. 351.
pumuoiiTH, - - - mwu
DostTimo to 800
Every first and third Tues
day of each month, low-priced
homeBeeker's excursions are
run over the lines of the : : :
Into the rich and resourceful
f arming regions of the Sout h
west. 1 1 is a splendid chance
for the Northern and Eas
tern farmer, after his wheat
is gathered, to combine a
pleasure and propecting trip.
Writo for rates and literature to
HUGH NORTON, Agent
M. P. Ry., riattsmouth, Neb.
Hopes Are Now Entertained That
John P. Thacker May Recover
From Tuesday's Pally.
From all that can be learned of
the condition of John P. Thacker
today, the indications are that he is
holding his own and the attending
physicians are now entertaining some
hopes that he may possibly survive
his Injuries. Dr. J. F. Brendel of
Murray, who Is the family physician
of Mr. Thacker was la the city today
en route to Omaha on business asd
when Interviewed concerning Mr.
Thacker spoke very encouragingly of
his chances. Dr. Brendel was the
first physician to arrive at the scene
of the shooting being hurriedly sum
moned by phone from his office at I
itmrrny, us tuuu us vuo uuuuitj ut-
curred. He arrived at Mr. Thacker's
bedside in a very short space of time
and at once saw the serious nature of
the several wounds which had been
inflicted upon him. He then endeav
ored to get hold of Dr. T. P. Liv
ingston of this city and In this was
eminently successful, locating him at
Union and having him hurried to Mr.
Thacker's home where the two physi
cians went into conference. After
considering the critical condition in
which their patient then was they de
cided to call in Dr. Davis of Omaha
and he was sent for post haste. Much
of the improvement notlcable In Mr
Thacker's condition is due to the en
ergetic work of Dr. Brendel. While
this gentleman does not assert that
recovery is at all cer'aln, he does
maintain that there Is a fair pros
pect considering the nature of the
There has been no new develop
ments In regard to the shooting. The
county attorney has taken no steps In
the matter, waiting the final deter
mination of Mr. Thacker's injuries
before finally filing anything against
Clarence. The probable recovery of
the victim of the shooting simplifies
the case somewhat although it makes
it difficult to decide just what charge
might be made against Clarence.
There Is no change so far as Clar
ence's story Is concerned. He still ad
heres to the self-defense story and
this seems borne out by the evidence
of , those who were present at the
shootinsr. The complete recovery of
Thacker may lead to throwing some
dlffrent, light on the unfortunate
affair and may make a great deal
of difference In the character of the
charge which the state may bring
against Clarence. ,
Clarence takes his confinement
easily, and seems to be very confl
dence of showing his Innocence to the
court when he shall be called upon
to face charges.
A great deal of Interest is being
taken by people In this cty In the
outcome of Mr. Thacker's Injuries
an tnere are verv many Inquries as
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be the facts m tne case, as tney nave
always known him to be a peaceable
and law-abiding citizen and they can-
not understand how It come that he
should be accused of assaulting or
attempting to assault anyone. Many
express the belief that he will be able
to'atnply justify himself when he
has recovered far enough to permit
his speaking of the deplorable event.
Attorney Byron Clark who has been
retained to defend Clarence is out
of the city today and an authoratlve
statement from him cannot be ob-
tained. He will likely be at home
tomorrow when an effort will be
made to obtain something authentic
bearing upon the case.
Mrs. Beeson lb-turns Home. ,
Mrs. John Beeson, mention of
whose serious illness had been made
In these columns for sometime dur
ing her period of sickness at the hos
pital In Omaha, had so far recovered
that she wae enabled to return to
her home last Sunday evening. The
return of this lady Is hailed with
great delight by her large circle of
friends everyone of . whom was
pleased to know that her serious
sickness had terminated so very fa
vorably. While she Is not yet entire
ly recovered, having her strength to
regnln, she Is well along the high
way to permanent health and It Is
now only a question of regaining her
former good health and strength.
A Cure for Misery.
"I have found a cure for the mis
ery malaria poison produces," says
H. M. James of Louellen, S. C. It's
called Elertrlc Bitters and comes In
60c bottles. It brenks up a caso of
chills or bullous attack In almost no
time; and it puts yellow Jaundice
clean out of commission." This great
tonic medicine and blood purifier
gives quick relief In all stomach,
liver and kidney troubles and the
mlseary of lame bark. Sold under
gunrantee at F. G. Frlrko & Co.'s
It's Fine Girl.
From Tuesday's latly.
It is now Father Wm. Wynn once
more. People who did not know the
circumstances could not understand
why Billy was so smiied up all over
for the past few days but like all
good things it leaked out. It's a girl
and he is quite proud of it although
our Informant says that Billy says "if
It had been a boy, he could have
named him for three very prominent
men Billy Bryan. Billy Taft or
Billy Wynn, but now he will have
to call her sis." Both Mrs. Wynn
and the little one are getting along
finely while Billy Is doing the best
State Banks Delay Holding Annual
Meetings until Legislature acis
The annual election of officers and
directors in the several state banks
of the city, have not yet been held for
this year. In the case of both banks
it Is understood the reason for de
ferring the annual meetings is that
the several stockholders and dlrec
tors desire to ascertain what the
probable course of the legislature
will be toward the banking laws. The
passage of a bank guarantee act is
considered one of the causes for de
ferring action until Just what form
the new act will take is known. This
was stated by one of the officers in
one of the local banks to be the re a
son for changing and postponing the
date of the annual meeting. That the
state banks will comply with the
provisions of any bank guaranty act
Is more than probable. The National
bank is not in a position to avail
itself of a bank guaranty act as the
Comptroller of the Currency has held
the national banks cannot take the
benefit of the state banking act with
out first divesting itself of the char
acter of the national bank. This has
been the cause of many banks in Ok
lahoma surrendering their federal
charters and taking those of the
state in preference. It was found
by them In actual working experience
that the public preferred to deposit
with banks secured under the guar
anty act and to prevent the loss in
deposits which would follow the
other, banks taking the benefit of the
Brief Delay, to Trains.
From Tuesday's Pally.
Fire this morning at about three
o'clock destroyed two panels of
the Missouri Pacific railroad bridge
across the Platte river at Oreapolis,
entailing a loss of several hundred
dollars in property and causing a de
lay to traffic this morning of about
half an hour. The origin of the fire
Is unknown but is presumed to have
been caused by an engine dropping
hot coals on the bridge in crossing.
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reet. A Driage gang wnicn nas Deen
looking after some repairs in this
neighborhood was situated within a
short distance of the structure and
they were, hurried to the scene, with
the result that the structure was re
paired at about nine o'clock this
morning. The only train to be seri
ously delayed was the south bound
passenger this morning which was
held for some twenty-five or thirty
minutes at LaPlatte until the struc-
ture was repaired. The north bound
train this morning was late and by
the time It reached the bridge the
bridge gang had sufflcently cribbed
it up to permit letting the train
across. The structure la a pile
bent one and easily subject to fire.
Ye Editor Has Grief.
This office has more than a usual
amount of grief this week. The cold
froze up and busted the water jacket
of our gasoline engine Sunday night
and when Mr. Anderson, the Olds
Company's expert arrived from Oma
ha Tuesday morning H was found the
wrong kind of repairs were brought,
which thanks to the superb (?) ser-
vlco of the express company caused
a delay of twenty-four hours before
getting the right kind hero. We have
been behind all week, but neverthe
less expect to get our paper out on
time by the exercise of a little extra
effort toward cntching up. Thurman
Tupped tho Till.
Thursday about noon while tho
Missouri Pacific agent at Union was
at dinner, some one entered his office
nnd opened the money drawer and
abstracted therefrom all tho small
change which amounted to something
over $20. It was In pennies, nickels,
dimes, quarters and half dollars. It
Is thought to have been tho work of
tramps and tho officers here were
asked to keep a sharp lookout for a
man who was seen loafing about tho
depot. Nebraska City News.
"Gut Hell," the favorite cigar.
Ie Cutting Satisfactory.
The progress of Ice cutting and
storing has been very satisfactory
in this vicinity during the present
, cold snap. Most of th nrivato Iw
houses have been filled and as a gen
eral propostltion, the work is con
sidered as being done. The firm of
McMaken & Son are still engaged
in filling their large houses and will
continue for some time provided the
weather continues so they may. Col.
H. C. McMaken professes much con
fidence in getting all the ice he will
need although he looks for the usual
January thaw to set In any time now.
He does not believe there will be
any scarcity as he expects much cold
weather after the thaw is ovwr and
believes that February will see such
weather that he can secure a superior
quality of ice in that month suffi
cient for all needs. Ills forces are
nevertheless, hurrying in all the ice
they can get at present
The general quality of Ice put up
the last week is good although the
last few days has seen quite a change
In conditions. The ice put up during
the fore and middle parts of last
week was clear as crystal and of
a thickness ranging from ten inches
to fourteen inches. The Ice put up
during the last few days has been
thick enough but Is showing the ef
fects of the weather being more or
less honeycombed and cloudy.
In any event there seems little
likelihood of a shortage next spring
as the supply Is enough to keep the
smaller consumers In ice while the
cold weather of the next six weeks
will undoubtedly furnish sufficient
to keep the big firms supplied.
The weather bureau predicts colder
weather for the western portion of
the state today with probably colder
here tonight and tomorrow which
will give plenty of Ice for all pur
poses. There is no cold wave In
sight but merely a fall in tempera
To Celebrate Anniversary.
The meeting of the Knights andLa- j
dies of Security held last night at
their hall took steps to properly cel
ebrate the founding of the local lodge
here some twelve years ago. This
lodge was instituted on the 15th of
February, 1887 and during that per
iod it has had a fine growth and Is
now one of the leading fraternal or
ganizations of the city. To properly
celebrate their anniversary, It was
determined to extend Invitations to
many people out of the city. The
Nebraska City Council wllj probably
be Included in the list of those who
will be asked to participate while
an invitation will be extended to the
National officers to be present and
every possible effort will be made
to secure their presence for this af
fair which will bo made one to be
For the purpose of getting the
movement under headway and per
fect plans for a monster celebration
the following committee was se
lected: R. B. Windham, Sol Adam
son, Mrs. G. F. S. Burton, W. S.
Soper, J. H. Thrasher, Mrs. J. M.
Leyda, Mrs. Lena Duke, Miss Ger
trude Bceson, Miss Clara Brown, Miss
Minnie Will, Judge J. E. Douglass,
Mrs. C. M. Parker, Wade W. Wind
ham, W.. C. Ramsey and Dr. C. A.
The Northland Singer.
Ben Hendricks, the Northland
singer, will be at the Parmele Wed
nesday, January 20, In the well
known play "Yon Yonson" and those
that know him will be sure to attend
the play, while we can guarantee to
those who have not seen Mr. Hcnd
ricks In "Yon Yonson" an enjoyable
evening. He will not let the in
terest lag but keeps It up until the
final curtain, which Is unsusal now
U-days; notice the uneasiness started
In a theater a few minutes before the
end of a play, the audience starts to
get their hats, the ladies put on their
wraps, etc., but not bo with Ben
Hendricks' entertainment, it Is re
markable that he keeps his audi
ence interested till the final cur
tain touches the floor of the stage,
something seldom accomplished by
the greatest successes as our theater
goers can testify.
Come to the Parmele and verify
this to your own satisfaction Wed
nesdaynlght, January 20.
Warning to Teacher.
rountry school teachers are
warned to bo on their guard relative
to a couplo of smooth grafters who
are working tho country with a prop
osition to give tho teachers a mem
bership In a reading club and fur
nish them with books and a course
of study. The expense Is $12.50 and
notes are taken which In turn are
turned over to tho local bankers nt
a discount and tho books fail to
make their appearance. In one Iowa
county over 200 teachers were caught
In tho swindle. Corning Free Press.
The abovo warning is given to
teachers. Avoid all traveling fukes.
Investigate before you put your
namo to notes or contracts. If a
stranger or other person has a pood
thing, it will keep and won't spoil
until you have tlino to look on the
other nlile. G Ion wood Opinion.
rn r oiiit vntuv
Decides to Test Legality of Su
preme Judge Appointments.
OTHERS WILL AWAIT OUTCOME.
House Passes Appropriation Measure.
Volpp'a Banking Bill, With Volun
tary Guaranty Schema, Introduced
In the Senate.
Lincoln, Jan. 19. The proceedings
In the courts whereby the appointees
of Governor Shallenberger hope to es
tablish their right to places In the su
preme court will be instituted here to-
day on the arrival of Homer Sullivan
of Broken Bow. Mr. Sullivan la attorney I
for siiaa a. Hoicomb, who has con-
sented to make the fight to test the
legality of the action of the legislature
in canvassing the returns on the su-
preme court amendment The suit to
be filed by Mr. Sullivan, it is under
siuou, win ue iu me uuiure ui quo wur-i
ranto. The petition will assert the
right of Judge Hoicomb to the post-
uuu. ine oiuer ouauenuerBer p -
nnlntees will await the outcome of
this case before taking action.
Housee passes Supply Bin.
Thft flnnrnnrlnt nn rt 11011 OOO tfi nv
the salaries of legislators and em -
pioyees of that body and the inci-
dental expenses of the session has
passed the house. Because the money
Is required for Immediate use the bill
carries an emergency clause.
A bill was also introduced making
an appropriation for the office ex
penses of the governor.
The committee on public lands and
buildings believes the juvenile court
at Omaha and the detention home In
Lincoln are responsible for a substan
tial decrease In the number of boys at
the Industrial school at Kearney, an
Inspection of which they have just fin
ished. The normal school at that place
was found to be in fine condition, with
There will probably be introduced
during the present session of the legis
lature a joint resolution indorsing the
Carnegio pension fund. In order for
members of the faculty of Nebraska
university to benefit by this fund' It is
necessary for the legislature to In
dorse the movement.
On behalf of the resolution, It Is
stated that the state university will
be enabled to retain many of its high
class professors, who would remain
because they were sure of a pension,
whereas if they were not they would I
accept better salaries In other institu
tions when they were tendered.
Volpp'a Banking Bill.
In the senate the Volpp banking bill
was Introduced by the Dodge county
member whose name It carries. Un
der Its provision any state bank may
take advantage of It to have its de
posits guaranteed, and tlilrt ydays'
time is allowed for checking up the
bank's account before the state steps
In. The governor is made comptroller
of banks, and Is empowered to appoint
three assistants. One must have been
a resident of Nebraska for not less
that ten years and the other two must
be bankers. They are allowed $5 a
day while employed. A secretary of
the board, on whom devolves most of
the work, will receive $3,000 a year.
The minimum amount of capital Is
placed' at $15,000 for bankn in towns
of less than 500 population, and the
maximum is placed at $200,000 for
cities having more than 6,000 popula
Senator Randall of Madison county
has prepared a bill giving women who
own property a right to vote at munic
ipal elections. He will introduco it in
the senate within a few days.
FARMER KILLEOJN RUNAWAY.
Alnsworth Editor Badly Injured In
Fall on Icy Walk.
Alnsworth. Neb., Jan. 19. Edward
Stokes, a farmer living nine miles
north of here, Is dead as a result of a
runaway. He was on his way to town
when his hones became frightened
and ran, overturning the wagon on top
of Stokes. He was found in a gulch
dead, with the wagon box on his body.
J. M. Cotton, editor of tho Star-
Journal, received' dangorous Injuries
from a fall on the icy walk, his hip
and arm both being broken.
Death of Mrs. 8. 8. Hallday.
Leigh, Neb., Jan. 19. Mrs. S. S.
Hallday, whose husband is a Nebraska
pioneer, is dead from a heart affection,
aged eighty years. Her entlro life
was spent in Iowa and Nebraska. She
leaves a large family nf grown chil
dren, all of whom have acquire
wealth and prominence.
Sidney Has Big Fire.
Sidney, Neb., Jan. 19. Firo entirely
Vstroyed the building and' dry goods
stock owned by Simon Fishmnn, en
tailing a lows which will exceed $-0,-
000, with Insurance ot $16,000. Tho
origin of the fire is a mystery. It was
tho worst fire ' to visit the city for
Killed by 8wltch Engine.
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 19 Whilo
working under a car at Wymore, Bd-
ward Vernon, foreman of n Burlington
repair gang, was killed when a switch
engine pusl.ed tlneo cars across his
In ilv lltliiu s a widow aud six chil-
"Where Quality Counts."
Suppose you don't care if
we are, but vou mav care to
pick up some of the splendid
umlauts in orowen 101s wnica
has brought to
Uvercoats new ones that
were bought last fall will
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sel1 some as WW as 57, Others
at 5MU, 314 and ?15, that
were as high as $20 and $25.
bUltS new Ones. UD-to-
date only one or two left.
o 1 10 4n J
vaie pHCe IpJU, $1 and
$16 for OUT better quality
suits. You can't make money
Y taster than you can right
nere at tnese prices.
"Where Quality Counls."
Well Ihwrveri Selection.
Among other items In the connect
tlon with the recent meeting of the
territorial pioneers at Lincoln, which
was overlooked was the election Ot
officers. Hon. It. B. Wlndhara ot
this city was elected second vice pres
ident, a worthy selection. Mr. Wind
ham has been a citizen of Nebraska.
for over forty years past, and has
greatly interested himself in keeping
up the historical progress of th
state. The compliment paid him byth.
association is well deserved and the,
organization honored one who wilt
take an active and vigorous part in
its affairs. ,
Card of Thanks.
We, the undersigned children ot
the late John Baltazer Melslnger, de
sire to extend our sincere thanks to
the many kind friends who bo gener
ously extend us their sympathy and
aid In tho illness and death of our
beloved father, and to express our
sincere appreciation of tho many
kind offices they extended us In eur
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hell.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dreeszen.
G. G. Melslnger and family.
C. A. Melslnger and family.
P. M. Melslnger.
John D. Melslnger anti family.
W. G. Melslnger.
L. A. Melslnger and wife.
Notion Ik liprcbv Klven Hint tho an.
mini ini'i'tliiK of the Htoi'kholiliM' of tht)
mil 1 1 n ui (in Hnn iMixnotiri iiivit Htul-
roml Cumpnny In NdirnnkR will lw hHd
nt tlin offlro of thn company In I'lotln
mnuth, NolirKxku on Tliurnilny, Febru
ary ;(&, i mis nt ion ociork . m.
Th hit'dlnK will ho hold for the
clertlon of ulnn (g) director to sorvtj ,
clurlnif tho (Mimilnif ycur, nn1 for
tho tmnHHctlon of null other buiilnoaa
as may legally com hrforo it.
W, I Dl RKKK,
Omolitt, Ni'liranKn, January 6, ISO.
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