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SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES
rLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, SEL'TEMHEIt -0, 190!
The Event Gradually Drawing to
a Ciose-Who Will Wear It?
In another column appears an ad
vertisement of John Nemetz, the
Fairy Ice cream and confection man,
which will repay reading. Mr. Ne
metz, who has been In business In
this city for a number of years past,
and whose cream and confections
stand without a peer in the city, Is
making a great diamond ring con
test sale. It will be on until the end
of the month and everything in his
line la being sacrificed regardless of
former prices or of cost. He carries
a superb line of candies and fruits,
and on postal cards he has the larg
est and best assortment in the city.
He has a full line of the celebrated
pictures of the Olson Photograph
company, something which is of pe
culiar interest to people in this city.
For the postal cards he carries a fine
line of albums, so that they may be
saved and carefully filed away. On
candies Mr. Nemetz does not take a
back seat for anyone. His line Is
pure and can pass the pure food
laws of Uncle San, the state of Ne
braska, or anywhere else. In addi
tion they are the very latest In con
fections, and his box candles are
warranted to be superior to the Im
ported brands, no matter how high
they are advertised or where they
are made. In addition to handling
all these several lines, Mr. Nemetz is
in the soda water business and his
sodas and sundaes are without equal
Married at HavelocK.
"A very pretty but simple wedding
took place at the Sharon church,
east of Havelock, Thursday evening,
September 9, when the eldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. M. w. Cozier was
united in marriage to Rev. Charles
Cole of University Place. The church
was tastily decorated with ivy and
Miss Maud Kendall sang "As the
Dawn." Then the strains of the
bridal chorus from Lohengrin, play
ed by several musicians from the
Theothanlan society of University
Place. The bride wore a pretty
white lingerie gown and a white ill
usion veil anj carried bride's roses.
She was attended by her sister, Miss
Vera Cozier, who was also in white
and carrried pink carnations. The
bent man was Edgar Wacthel. The
Rev. Dr. Buckner officiated. After the
ceremony the Mendelssohn wedding
march was played, and the party re
moved to the Cozier home, where a
reception was tendered the newly'
married couple by about seventy-five,
guests. Rev. and Sirs. Cole are pop
ular young people, both members of
the Theo. society. Mrs. Cole was
also president of the S. J. B. club,
they belifg students of the Wesleyan
university. The house was decorated
In cut flowers. A very pretty corner
draped with ivy and ferns and palm
lilies attracted the guests, where
fruze and wafers were served by two
little girls, Agnes Aronson and Lil
lian Miller, dressed in dainty white.
Among the out-of-town guests were
Mrs. Moore and F. Cole, mother and
brother of the groom; Mr. and Mrs.
Hayworth, all of Aurora; Manota
Perry of Plattsmouth, Mr. Mills of
G-orden, and Mr. Hasman of Omaha.
Many useful and beautiful presents
were received. Havelock Times.
Hot urns to Kansas City.
R. A. Bates, who came up from
Kansas Cty Friday morning to look
after Borne private business matters,
returned to that city again the same
evening. He and his wife both have
entered the Minor hospital for treat
ment and both will be compelled to
submit to an operation R. A. for
fistula and Mrs. Bates for tumor.
The attendants give them every en
couragement possible for a cure, but
when one Is placed on an operating
table a person can never tell the
final results, but It is either this or
a lingering trouble for, many years'
duration. Both have looked at the
matter bravely, and all their friends
will await the results with great sus
pense and a hope' that they will both
return home to enjoy much better
health than ever. The readers of
the Journal will be kept posted as
to their condition, with the hope
in this city or elsewhere. The con
test which he has been carrying on
for several months for the handsome
diamond ring and the silver set will
close on September 30, and as the
close draws near Interest waxes.
There Is a spirited contest on and
the question of who will wear the
fine $75 ring is In doubt. Mr. Ne
metz is highly gratified at the inter
est taken In the contest, and notes
that it is a great success. The con
test is absolutely square and the
prize will go to the young lady
whose friends think enough of her
to get out and hustle for her. That
there are several who have such
friends is evident from the good
work being done and the quantity
of goods which they nre buying. In
addition to getting full value for
their money, these good hustlers are
also securing a harvest of votes for
their favorite contestant and one of
the number on the 30th will have a
substantial token of their regard in
the shape of a fine ring. And it will
be the 30th when the matter is de
cided, too, as before that time every
one will know that others are right
behind and coming on fast.. With
every 5-cent purchase there is a vote
given, and when you buy anything
at Mr. Nemetz's great diamond ring
contest closing sale be sure to secure
your votes and cast them for your
favorite in the contest.
that we all may see their good-natured
faces among us again as soon
Death of Rufus Taylor.
The Journal regrets to learn of
the death of this estimable young
man, who passed away at the home
of his parents in Union on Thursday
night. At the time Rufus was taken
ill he was engaged as an operator
in the general offices of the Missouri
Pacific at Atchison, and came home
to his parents, where he could re
ceive that comfort which parents are
only able to give tneir child. Rufus
was Just budding into manhood
when the fatal malady, typhoid
fever, attacked him, and was one of
the most efficient telegraph opera
tors on the Missouri Pacific system.
It is very much regretted that such
a brilliant young man should be
called to his reward in the very
prime of early manhood. He was
the son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Taylor of Union, and was highly re
spected and loved by all who knew
him. To the grief-stricken parents
the Journal extends its sincere and
heartfelt sympathy In this the hour
of their saddest bereavement. It is
hard for them to lose their dear boy,
who was their brightest star, but let
them console themselves with the
thought that God's will be done.
Can It Iio True?
We very mucn regret that consid
erable complaint is raised over the
cut-throat game some of the bus!
ness men played on the strangers
that visited Omaha during- the
Eagles' convention. The Journal
does not want to believe all the
charges preferred against Omaha,
but how can we help It when people
who reside within twenty miles of
the metropolis say that excessive
prices were charged for everything
bought. There was no respector of
person In doing this work. People
who have traded in Omaha for many
years noticed the advance in prices,
more so than strangers who never
visited there before. The Journal
regrets this because Omaha had be
come noted for its liberality in in
stances like the Eagles' convention.
We regret It because Omaha la the
metropolis of Nebraska, and the ris
ing generation are being taught that
It Is the coming leading city of the
great west. The business men of
Omaha can illy afford to stand un
der these charges, when they are
endeavoring to make its name so
great. We hope that the most of
these reports are Incorrect, at least.
Wanted Several apprentice girls
at M. Fanger'g millinery store.
Rev. J. H. Sulsbury to lie Installed
Xext Tuesday Xight.
The service of installation of Rev.
J. H. Salsbury as pastor of the First
Presbyterian church will occur Tues
day night, September 21, at 7:30.
A number of visiting clergymen are
to be present and participate in the
exercises of the evening. Rev. W.
W. Lawrence, D. D., pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of Lincoln
and moderator of the Presbytery of
Nebraska City will be present and
preside, and propound the constitu
tional questions and preach the ser
mon of the evening. Rev. H. V.
Comin, D. D., pastor of Westminster
Presbyterian church of Lincoln, will
give the charge to the pastor. Rev.
L. D. Young. D. D.. pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of Beat
rice, will give the charge to the peo
ple. Prof. G. S. Lanphere will sing
a solo upon this occasion. The pub
lic is invited to be present and enjoy
this special service with the people
of the Presbyterian church. Auburn
Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas, Death has again enter
ed Cass camp No. 332, Modern Wood
men of America, and taken from our
camp fire Neighbor Frank M. Svo-
n the death of Neighbor Svoboda
this camp mourns the loss of one
of Its youngest members, who was
always true to woodcraft and its
great teachings. The entire com
munity bows its head In memory to
his magnificent young manhood. His
father, brothers and sisters have lost
a noble son and brother, who In life
was always kind and patient. His
many friends will miss his advice
Resolved, That Cass camp No. 332
tender to the family and friends of
Neighbor Svoboda its deepest and
Be It further resolved. That the
charter of our camp be draped in
mourning for thirty days; that a
copy of these resolutions be spread
upon the records of this camp and
one furnished the local newspapers
for publication. That a copy be fur
nished the family of our late neigh
bor. M. L. FREDERICK; ,
' JOSEPH PETERS,
ALLEN J. BEESON,
Departs for Texas.
Charles D. Grimes, local reporter
for the Journal, departed last night
via Missouri Pacific for Fort Worth,
Texas, for a week's visit with friends
and will return one week from Sun
day. Mr. Grimes was in the employ
of the Rock Island Railway company
at their headquarters In that city
for several years, and while there
formed some close friends whom he
took a notion he would love to visit.
Charley has been a faithful worker
on his department of the Journal
for a year and a half, and a little
recreation will be of great benefit.
The Journal wishes him a pleasant
trip and a pleasant visit among his
former associates. In Mr. Grimes'
absence Judge Douglas will hold
down the local department of the
Rush I.t Hatching It.
Mrs. R. O. Fellows and daughter,
Laura D., leave today for Seattle
and other points In the west. They
will stop off at Sheridan, Wyo., for a
short visit with an aged aunt of Mrs.
Fellows' and will them probably go
straight through to Seattle, where
she has a cousin and many old
friends. Returning they will take
the southern route, stopping with
old friends at American Falls, Salt
Lake, Leadvllle and Denver. They
will be gone for some time and the
"old man" will try to exist on res
taurant grub for that length of time
If his stomach holds out. North
Sale of Farm.
Deputy Sheriff Manspeaker was
making a sale of the north half of
northeast quarter section 14, town
ship 11, range 9, this morning. The
property was sold on an execution
Issued on a judgment In favor of
John Fisher against Louis Larsen in
the sum of $500. The land had been
appraised at $973, and was sold sub
ject to the life estate of Maggie Lar
George Polsall returned to Omaha
after spending Sunday with his fam-
Large Numbers Feel Sympathetic To
ward Their Retiring President.
Business was suspended tempor
arily In the grand aerie of the
Eagles yesterday morning, when the
delegates took a few minutes off to
Half the convention was In tears.
The occasion was an appreciation
presentation of silverware made to
the retiring president, B. J. Mona
ghan, by the state deputies, officers
and members of the grand aerie.
President Monaghan's wife Is 111
at his home in Philadelphia. When
he arose to express the gratitude
that would be felt in his home, he
broke down in tears and was unable
to finish. Most of the delegates
bowed their heads and wept with
Intrinsically the present represents
a value of about $500. It consists of
198 pieces of silver arranged In a
handsome mahogany chest, lined
with red plush and containing a gold
plate on top on which was Inscribed,
'Presented to B. J. Monaghan by
Members of Grand Aerie of Eagles,
Omaha, September 18, 1909." The
pieces and chest were manufactured
under the direction of A. Mandel
berg of Omaha.
Edward Hlrsch of Baltimore made
the presentation speech. He declared
that the present was valuable, not
because of Its Intrinsic worth, but
because it testified to the love, fel
lowship and appreciation which the
members bore toward their retiring
Immediately afterward a large
bouquet of American Beauty roses
was presented to President Mona
ghan as an appreciation from his of
fice force of women stenographers.
VlNits Old Home.
A. Llbershall of Marquette, Mich.,
visited with his father, John Liber
shall, last evening, departing for his
home this morning. Mr. Llbershall
came as a delegate to the Eagle con
vention at Omaha. He was accom
panied by his little son John. This
is the last day of the great conven
tion of the big birds, and Mr. Llber
shall desired to see the close. There
was some talk of the executive of
ficers and others awaiting over until
Tuesday in order to greet President
Taft, though this not yet decided.
Comrade Hlner Buck.
Jesse Hlner, ex-soldier of '61, has
Just returned from Oskaloosa, la.,
where he has been attending the an
nual reunion of his old regiment. It
does the old soldiers good to meet
In these annual gatherings. Mr.
Hlner reports a most excellent time,
as nearly all of the old comrades
were present. The colonel of this
regiment was Hon. John F. Lncey,
who has represented his district in
congress very ably for a number of
terms, and Is now looking toward
Huys lroperty Here.
George R. Sayles, the accommo
dating agent of the Duff Grain com
pany, has concluded that Flatts
mouth la good enough for him, and
has purchased and will occupy, after
March 1 next, the fine residence for
merly owned by George Born, in the
iieiore wr. oayies moves m u
moves In he
will make some slight improvements!, tQ Burv,ve ,ong w H. David
in tho property, putting In gas and80I) flnw E w BnteHi both of gprlng.
other modern utilities.
Mwta With Accident.
J. R. Denson had a slight misun
derstanding last evening with a bar
rel of peaches which he was unload
ing from a wagon to a wheel barrow.
He caught his thumb on a nail in the
bottom of the barrel, and when the
barrel alighted in the wheel barrow
J. R.'i thumb was Impaled on the
nail. He did not wait to lift the
barrel off, but pulled it right out,
tearing quite a lot of flesh away with
the nail. Jack carries the injured
member quite carefully now.
With tho Sick. (
Victor Anderson does not Improve
as rapidly as his friends would like
to see him do. LaBt evening he was
not quite as well as previously.
Mrs. Charles Piper Is quite sick
with an attack of tonsllltls.
Miss Minnie Flocger of Wlnter-
steen hill, is Buffering with an at
tack of tonsllltls, from which she is
recovering very Blowly.
litdiot an Early Winter.
The chilly nights which have been
settling down on this section for the
past week have caused many of the
old-timers to predict that there will
be an early winter and that frost will
soon come. The following table
shows the dates upon which the
weather bureau registered the first
frost and according to this it will be
but a few days when frost may rea
sonably be expected and still not be
extraordinary early. That it means
an early winter Is hardly likely, as
frost seems to come regardless of the
commencement of winter, Borne years
being early and some later, while the
frost would run about the same date.
The table is as follows:
1888 October 6.
1889 October 6.
1890 October 26.
1891 October 7.
1892 October 9.
1893 September 25.
1894 October 8.
1895 September 30. -
1896 October 17.
1897 October 19.
1898 October 6.
1899 September 29.
1900 October 8.
1901 September 17.
1902 September 12.
1903 September 16.
1904 September 14.
1905 October 11.
1906 September 30.
1907 October 8.
1908 September 28.
Killed From Kick of Horse.
Sunday afternoon at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Hendrlckson, north of
town, occurred an accident which
was very Bad Indeed as it was the
means of the death of their little
eight-year-old son, Elmer. His old
er brother was leading the horse and
in some way the little fellow got
too close and the horse kicked him
supposedly In the stomach, the older
brother called and loving hands soon
carried the little fellow to the house
and summoned a physician. All was
done that loving hands could do but
the little fellows spirit bad gone
home to the giver before the physi
Little Elmer was born in Sanders
county, geptember 12, 1901, and
died September 12, 1909, thus he
passed away on his eighth birthday.
It is hard to part with these preci
ous little ones, harder still when the
summons comes without warning as
in this case.
Little Elmer was a bright happy
little fellow and his prsence will be
greatly missed In the home by those
left to mourn his loss.
The funeral services were held
from the home Tuesday afternoon
and the the burial was in Camp
Creek cemetery. The family have
the sympathy of this community in
this Bad hour but all point them to
a higher power from hence must
come the best comfort at this time.
lusonic Home Visitors.
The good people at the Masonic
hone yesterday received many visi
tors. Mrs. J. A. Hamilton, of Neola,
la., called on Mrs. Rosa and her
daughter, Geraldlne; Mrs. L. M.
Kiely of Omaha, was at the home and
took Mrs. Parr home with her for a
week; Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Leonard,
of this city, called on the members
of the Eastern Star, and presented
some nice flowers to Mrs. Tom Mor-
- wh u .,. ,,. nni1 nnt
field, Neb., were at the home to In
troduce Mrs. S. F. Sage, of Papllllon,
who expects to make her home here.
She Is one of the good old-faRhloned
sort, well liked by all.
Our friend, Claue -T brought to
this office last Saturday a basket of
the largest grapes we have ever Been
grown in this county. He also
brought along several mammoth
pears, either one of which will weigh
a pound. Both grapes and pears are
Just as fine as they look. This fruit
was grown on Mr. Jess' farm, Just
south of the city, which he la now
offering for sale. Whejj such fruit
can be raised on land we cannot see
for the life of us why he wants to
part with it. Here la an opportunity
for some man who desires a small
fruit and vegetable farm and wants
to live close to town. The Journal
highly appreciates Mr. Jess' gifts,
and can assure him they were great
Col. 6. V. Swearingen's Widow Being
Swindled Causes Trouble.
Judge Ramsey returned Saturday
enening from Sidney, la., where he
had been all last week engaged In
the defense of Mrs. C. M. Swear
lngen, charged with feloniously
shooting at one R. S. Williams last
April. Mrs. Swearlngen Is past 70
years old and for more than fifty
years has resided in Sidney. She Is
the widow of Colonel G. V. Swear
lngen, who died some ten years ago.
Colonel Swearlngen was a millwright
by trade, and some fifty years ago
built a large grist and flour mill at
Weeping Water, Cass county. For
many years Colonel Swearlngen and
his wife were among the foremost,
leading and most prominent citizens
of Fremont county, Iowa. Mrs.
Swearlngen, In her girlhood, had re
ceived an exceptionally fine educa
tion in a college noted for Its high
character of that time. Naturally
gifted with a strong intellect and
with her superior education, united,
with an aggressive spirit for what
ever she believed to be proper and
right, she became and has been for
many years a representative woman
of Fremont county.
A considerable estate was left to
her by her husband, including a val
uable home in Sidney. The trouble
which led to the shooting grew out
of a trade of this Sidney home for
land In Logan county, Kansas. She
had never Been the land, but relied
upon representations of its character
made by the party with whom she
traded her Sidney home. The land
proved of little value, and on discov
ering the fraud attempted to secure
an adjustment with the man who had
Last April they happened to meet
one morning on a street In Sidney.
She attempted to speak to the man,
whose name was R. S. Williams,
about a settlement, but he refused
to have anything to do with her, and
attempted to get away. She follow
ed him a few steps when both. It
seems, drew revolvers and the one
she held was discharged, missing
Williams and striking another man
In the leg.
She was Indicted by the grand
Jury for feloniously shooting at WII
lams. The trial commenced on last
Wednesday morning, and was strong
ly contested, the celebrated attorney,
Ed. Mitchell, assisting the county at
torney. After a long fight In the
Jury room Bhe was finally found
guilty of assault with Intent to do
great bodily Injury, which, under
the Iowa law is only a misdemeanor,
punishabel by a fine or Imprisonment
In the county Jail.
A motion for a new trial will be
heard at Sidney next Saturday and
Judge .Ramsey Is very hopeful that a
new trial will be granted by Judge
O. D. Wheeler of Council Bluffs, who
presided at the trial. If a new trial
Is denied, the case will go to the
Iowa supreme court.
Judge Ramsey says the case has
excited great Interest In SIdnay and
all over Bouthwest Iowa. During the
trial the court house was packed
with men and women, many old pio
neers who had known Mrs. Swear
lngen for more than fifty years being
In attendance a number coming
long distances. The man alleged to
have been feloniously shot at by Mrs.
Swearlngen was very prominent, hav
ing been county auditor of Fremont
county for a number of years and
also cuRhler of one of the principal
Sidney banks for some time. Soon
after the shooting he disposed of all
his Interests In Sidney and removed
to Oklahoma, and was not present to
testify at the trial.
At the NeliawkA Fair.
Quite a delegation of Plattsmouth
people attended the Nehawka fair
yeBterday as well as today. Those
who have been in attendance speak
very highly of the enterprise. The
fair at Nehawka has become an an
nual fete, and in the past as this year
has been a great success. The farm
ers and business men of that locality
deserve commendation for their ef
forts in promoting a good, live ag
ricultural display. There are no bet
ter farmers in the county than those
who Burround the village of Nehaw
ka, ,and some of the best stock breed
ers In the county exhibit at their
fair. The exhibition this year Is fully
up to their record In the past, both
n produce and live Btock.
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