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Said Santa Clause He who at Christmas is King
"Every child in my kingdom with gladness shall ring
While mothers' are making cakes, frosted with white,
And helping to fill up the stockings at night -
Perhaps they expect the weather and me-, ' (i . - :
Should make for the world a huge Christmas tree"
So he whistled Jack Frost who's cold icy breath .
Had brought to the roses such havoc and death,
Who had striped the green clothing from bushes and trees,
To weave for their branches some funeral wreaths. ,
Obedient Jack gathered mista from the clouds
And wore with cold fingers some millions of shrouds,
So. brilliant with beauty each sparkling ray . -. i,, .
The sun kissed them all and bore them away. ' , , ...
Jack Frost Ws so angry with theSun and his light;
He stole every one on that very same night--"' '
And froze them so hard on the breast of the river
The skaters thereon were all in a
Old Santa Claus mused at the Cook-Peary pole- .
I have surely not time to visit the whole,
Of , the homes of the children, who are looking for me
To bring loving gifts for each Christmas tree.'
There's a group of old children at the Masonic Home
From my storehouse of gifts, each should surely have one,
Their sorrowful hearts 1 faen would make glad ,'. .", ' -
This cold cruel world has used most of, them bad. .
So he shouted aloud, to call to his side
His Fairy's and Harpy's each Nyad and Dryad, v
Come to me quickly, he shouted again,
And bring to my service an areoPlane
My sleigh Is too email, my reindeer's' are lame ""
I am. getting too old to carry such loads' ," .
To climb up the roofs and such very bad roads , v
Then he called Mrs. Adams through the wintery weather, , ,
And all the good fairies came flocking together, , '
The first fairy arrived with courage and valor, ;. '
Wading through the deep snow, Florence Llnninge'r Haller
She brought from her mother, fruits from tropical trees
From herself cash, candy, and green holly leaves (
But better than all, she brought her own self
The merry sparkling cheer-giving elf, .
Then from Maple Leaf chapter, from our Omaha ,
Such a lot of fine gifts as ever you saw;
Vesta chapter sent gifts to numerous to name
To everyone here, a useful gift came: .
Then the "Plattsmouth Express" drew up to our door
With holiday gifts and good things galore '
Shall I give you the names of each fairy tonight
Henry Gering, John Bauer; the two brothers White
And their venerable father; the two Lorenz brothers
McMaken & Sons and one or two others
Our good brother, Duelly, living in the far east,
Sent fifteen bright dollars to add to our feast.
Now behold "forty people" with smiling old faces
March gleefully down, and file to their places.
, At the banqueting board, made bright
Ropes of holiday green from chandalears bends,
Merry Christmas of moss speaks out from the wall
A glittering Christmas, tree crowning the whole; '
We look with delight, as breathless, we pause,
And thank all the fairies of good Santa Claus
We bid them good night with a smile and a tear
And wish everyone "A Happy New Year."
uui. u ifi w.
Dr. Charles R. Kennedy and
Miss Anna Daggett of Hast
ings United at the Home
of His Mother in
A very prety home wedding took
place in this city Christmas day at
the home of Mrs. Almeda Kennedy
on Oak street, when her son, Dr.
Charles R. Kennedy, was united in
. marriage of Miss Anna Doggett of
Hastings,. . , ; ..
The wedding was a very quiet one,
only the near relatives of the ln-
V. L. Austin of the Methodist church '
preached the marriageceremony, and
the entire affair was Informally ar
ranged. The marriage came as a
surprise to the friends of the groom,
who is a : former Plattsmouth boy,
having been born and reared in this
city. , Dr. Kennedy was a graduate
from the Palttsraouth High school
with the class of 1900 and after
ward graduated from the University
of Nebraska College of Medicine
with high honors. He is at present
employed aa assistant to Dr. Jones,
chief surgeon for the Union Pacific
railway company in Omaha, where
he has an excelent position.
The bride is a former resident
of Hastings, Neb., and a graduate
nurse, having until recently been
employed at her profession in Om
aha. Immediately following the wed
ding, which occurred at 12 o'clock
the entire bridal company was en
tertained at dinner by Mrs. John Cra-
Mil olutcr nt iha rrnnm. nt her home.
Those present from out of the city
to attend the ceremony, were: Mr,
and Mrs.' Harry Norttcutt,and child
ren, of Omaha; Mrs.'Northcutt, of
Nebraska City; Miss Doggett, of
Hastings, sister of the bride and F.
Frailer, of Kansas City.
Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy departed
by our friends
J. E. V.
yesterday for their home in Omaha
where they will go to housekeeping
at once in their new house. The
Journal extends heartest congratula
tions and best wishes.
, Musical and Lectnre.
Rev. D. A. Youtsy will deliver his
popular lecture, 'The Most Real
Thing in Life' at Coates" Hall on
Thursday evening, December 30. E.
E. Youtsy, his son, will appear as
pianist, making it quite a combined
muslcale and lecture treat. Mr.
Youtsy was for a number of years
a resident of Plattsmouth, and has a
host of friends who will be glad to
hear him in his favorite lecture. Re
member the date, Thursday evening,
Plattsmouth celebrated Christmas
Eve in a manner that was vary mark
ed In the residence districts of the
city. . For the first time in many
years the various corners were light
ed with electricity, the lighting com
pany having partially completed their
lines and were lighted for the first
time on Christmas Eve. From many
of citizens who reside on the hill
tops, and could view the lights, we
learn that they truly presented a
beautiful sight, after so many years
Notice to Policy Holders Plutte Mu
i tual Insurance Co.
The annual meeting of the policy
holders of the Platte Mutual Insur
ance company will be held at the
office of Judge M. Archer at ten
o'clock a. m., Saturday, January 8,
19 10,' for the purpose of electing of
ficers for the ensuing year.
I V . W. J. WHITE, President.
HENRY R. GERING, Secretary.
' Hero From Oklahoma.
' Nlck'Volk, from Renfro, Okla
homa, arrived in tbe city yesterday
for a. visit with, his many frlonds
and relatives, at the old home..: Mr.
VolK was for many years a resident
of this county and of course has
a host of friends who are always
glad to Bee him. He will remain here
during the holidays.
Side Lights on That Central
American Hornets Nest
Where President Zelaya
Has Reicncd Like a Tyrcr.t
and Despot For Several
By ROEERTUS LOVE.
II AT do you know ahout Nl
tnragua This Is tin lull
mate uery, be ayise the Unit
ed States government re
cently sent some war vessels and inu-
hrhiea down to that Central American
horuets' nest to show the present bend
hornet. President Zeluya. that be can
not murder American cltlzeus without
being culled to answer tu a court of
law. Intelligent observers express the
belief thut the United States will place
an army of occupation on Nicarnguaa
soil until such time as there tan be
established in that volcanic bailiwick
a government guaranteed not to erupt
every six months. Our course In Cuba
seems about to be repeated In Nica
ragua. That Is why some real facts about
Nicaragua are pertinent. Once upon a
time a young American, William Wal
ker of Nashville, Teuu., was presldeut
of Nicaragua. Fifty-three years ago
Walker conquered the country with
only fifty-six men nt bis back. Of
course it didn't stay conquered. Walker
was stood up and shot down. For bull
a century his bones have bleached in
Nlcaraguan sands. As Joaquin Miller,
who In youth wus one of Walker's
fiery filibusters, 1ms sung:
Ha Ilea low in the leveled sand.
Unsheltered from the tropic sun,
And now of all he knew not one
Will speak him (air In that (ar land.
The bones of l.eroy Counon and
Leonard Uroce, the two America us re
cently executed by order of Zelnya, do
not even bleach. Their bodies were
burned, also by Zelnyu's order. In a
smaller way they were like Walker,
the foremost of tbe filibusters. They
fought against -the prevailing govern
ment because it was a thing of shreda
and tatters, so far as stability was
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SCENES ..V NICARAGUA AND OFFICERS IN COMMAND OF 1IIU
con ei::e.!. ami .vet it was a thing of
ViT:i:li mid tyranny. Most of the time.
l)el'i;ic Walker's day and since. Nica
ragua lias been similarly misgoverned.
Zcla.wi. against whom Secretary Kuox
bus thundered and American warships
seem likely lu thunder presently, has
misruled the country for sixteen years
until be has. come to imagine himself
u czar. What the United States in
tends to do apparently Is to teach Ze
laya that a misrulcr is nou persona
gruta to civilization.
Nicaragua New York's Size.
Nicaragua Is not so much as to size,
though It is bigger than Holland, Bel
gium and Denmark combined. Those
are monarchies In Europe, and Nica
ragua and Iter Ilk are practically mon
archies in America, though called re
publics by courtesy. But Nicaragua
Is so much bigger than Panama that
the latter "nation" looks like Cat
taraugus county In relation to the
state of New York. In fact, Nicaragua
is almost exactly' tbe size of New
York, being 49.200 square miles In
area. The country is richer than Rus
sia proper in coast lines, having 225
miles on the Pacific and nearly 300
miles on the Caribbean sea. the Atlan
tic side. .
Nicaragua's greatest width Is 273
miles, the distance from St. Louis to
Chicago or from New York to Wash
ington. . In one place it Is only 125
miles wide, the distance from Chicago
across Illinois to the Mississippi river.
Let us call Nicaragua it instead of she,
as that might offend the ladles.
According to ' information supplied
by tbe International bureau of Ameri
can republics, Nlcarngun ' has the
smallest population of any Central
American republic except Panama.
There are about 000,000 people in the
country. This Is less than the popula
tion of St. Louis. Many of the Mcdra
guans are aborigines, living in tbe inte
rior fastnesses and as uncivilized as
tho savages of darkest Africa.
The chief cities on the Pacific side
About the 5 lie of New York
State, It HasGreit Natural
Resources Many of the
People Live Like Savages.
Officers Commanding Our
sre I am n and Managua. Leou. tbe lar
gest city In the republic, lias OO.tXK)
eople. It used to be the capital. It
is a picturesque old place und historic
ally Interesting. Managua, the pres
ent capital, lias u Hpulutton of 40.000
the size of Springfield. Mo. Tben
there are Mutagalpu. 10.000; Granada.
12.000, and several other towus of
from 5.000 to 10.000.
How to Beach Nicaragua.
There is only one railroad in Nicara
gua, and that doesn't cut much space.
It runs from Corlnto, on the Pacific
coast, to Managua, located on a lake
near that coast, and from there to
Granada, on Lake Nicaragua, the lar
gest Inland body of water Id Latin
America. Tbe railroad is about 100
miles long or short, as it looks to us.
It is sold to be almost Impossible for
an American, unless he possess tbe In
trepldity of Peary or Cook, to cross
Nicaragua from coast to coast Tbe
roads In some places are mere trails.
The interior is mountainous and wild.
Corlnto is tbe priuclpal port on the
Pacific side. Tbe town has but 2.000
inhabitants. To get to Nicaragua per
baps tbe quickest route is through
Mexico by rail to Sallna Cruz and
thence by steamship to Corlnto. Oue
may go by ship from San Francisco all
the way. Stenmers from New Orleans
run direct to I'.lueflelds, ou tbe Atlan
tic side, a place of 5.000 people. Steam
ers from New York al.se touch Blue-
Gelds. Many persous from tbe east
eru sectiou of the Uulted States get to
Nicaragua by crossing Panama and
taking ship to Corlnto.
Like all Central mid South American
countries. Nicaragua 1 an uudeveloed
nation. Tbe natural resources of tbe
country seem to require only a stable
government for development into won
derful wealth. (In the eastern p!e
four crops of corn are grown unuually.
though vast areas art implanted i ni
ton planted In October Is picked in
February. 0ITec, rice acil H li.,n an
crown for export, while In late , ' :ir
the rubber Intlu.ury has i n system
ati.ed by outsiders ami has hemim
owe of the most lucrative lines of ru
deavor lu the whole country.
l'annnas are the prlmlpal article ni
export. About u inllllou dollars' uorr
ure sent out every year from the east
eru section. Most of those grown li
the west are eaten ut home.
Mahogany, ebony, light rosewood iiiki
other valuable trees abound. Vanilla
snrsaparllla and cacao (chcolatei art
shipped to America for consumption.
. Where Monkeys Crow.
It Is Interesting to know that hum
ming birds abound In this turbiilen:
)ind, though monkeys, wild hogs ami
buzzards nre more In evidence. Zela
yn's effort to make a monkey of the
United States Is the cause of the pres
Nicaragua Is misgoverned by a presi
dent, five cabinet ministers and forty
representatives who comprise n nation
al legislative assembly of oue bouse
There is no check upon this one house
congress except that supplied by the
president, who possesses such power
under the constitution and his own In
c'lmitloii that be can override the l.iw
makers and overrule them almost if
not quite at will. Thus Zelaya has
become a dictator, n despot, a czar. In
his own bailiwick.'
Universal suffrage Is said to prevail.
Universal suffering also appears to be
the rule under tho prevailing misrule.
There are few schools in Nicaragua.
A few years ago it was reported au
thoritatively that, Nicaragua's neigh
bor. Costa Rica, had more scbooltench
ers than soldiers and that Zclaya's
country bad three times an many sol
diers as schoolteachers. The prepon
derance of soldiers has increased Im
mensely since then, and It would bo
the largest pant stock we
many such. We have put
01 30 0100
Nearly every size is represented from boys 27inch waist
to mens 48 waist. There are both light and dark
shades in the assortment. You'd better supply your
self with this needed apparel while you can at these
prices. They will not last long. CASH ONLY.
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THE HOME OF
A IE HUE
Fifteen New Members Taken
in, and at the Close of the
Owing to the disagreeable weather,
the meeting of the Redmen at their
Wigwam Christmas Eve, was not as
largely attended as It would other
wise have been. However, there was
a very fair attendance considering
everything. It was almost impossible
for many of the farmer Indians to be
present. Yet Borne of them "braved"
the snow storm to attend. The pale
faces who were taken In as "Good
Indians," were well pleased with the
mysterious that surround the Wig
wam, and also to make friends ever
lasting with the tribe. Had the
weather not been so disagreeable
and the snow so deep, as to make
the by-ways almost Impassable, this
would have proved one of the suc
cessful councils ever held by this big
lodge. After the initiatory Bervlces
were ended the new Indians sat down
to enojy tho good things that had
been prepared by the old chiefs for
their special benefit. It was expect
ed that several members from the
Fort Crook Camp would be present,
but only one brave fellow came,
much to the regret of our boys.
The meeting, nevertheless, was a
most pleasant affair throughout.
The Red Men of Plattsmouth
will have no other kind. Those who
desire to bocome Redmen should ar
range to go In before the 14th of
January, 1910, for after that date
the Initiation fee will be $10.00.
Returns From Oklahoma.
O. W. Fornoff, who has been vIb
Itlng with frlonds and relatives near
Tuttle, Okla., returned home yes
terday. While there he visited Geo
Miller, who moved from this county
to Oklahoma last winter. He is
well pleased with his new home and
the first year' has been a very pros
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our thanks to
our friends and neighbors who bo
kindly ministered to our needs in
our time of great sorrow. May
Heaver's choicest blessing rest upon
them, i .
Mrs. M. A. Street and Family.
Two packabes of merchandise, be
tween Plattsmouth and the home of
Joseph Cook south of town. One
contained a pair of childs overshoes
and the other was a Christmas pack
ago. Finder please leave same at
the Journal office.
Our annual pant sale
is a looked for bargain
event in Plattsmouth.
Never before have we
had so many good
pants for you to select
from as this season.
We are determined to
close out every odd and
end in our stork, anrl
theseasons selling from
ever had, has left a good
them in 3 lots, as follows:
Ua fM rv-
A. S. Will and son Robert were
passengers for Omaha this morning
on the early train.
Frank Boyd went to Omaha this
morning to work on a house which
he is building for I. Pearlman, form
erly of this city.
France Balance was a passenger
for Glenwood this ' morning, after
spending the holidays with relatlvM
Miss Ida Campbell and son Philip,
were among those going to Omaha
today, going to that city this morn
ing on the early train. .
J. . E. Worley, wife and daughter
came down from Lincoln to spend
Christmas with Mrs. Worley's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard. They
returned to the capital Sunday even
ing. While here Jay gave the Jour
nal a pleasant call, where he always
receives the glad hand.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. White and
daughter Miss Bertha, and son Val
lery of Omaha, were' Christmas and
Sunday visitors in Plattsmouth, th
guests of their numerous friends and
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Ward and baby,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eads and
daughter Fern, of South Omaha,
were Christmas vlat:ors in th3 city,
guests at tho home ?7rs. Kate
Oliver and daughter Carrie, and In
company with Mrs. Oliver and Car
rie, all took dinner Christmas day
with Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Morgan.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bates spent
Christmas at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Fyench.in Omaha. Mrs.
French Is a Bister of Mrs. Bates. A
brother from Kansas City was also
present, as was also Mr. and Mrs.
Smith,' the parents. It was a happy
gathering and one that wad greatly
enjoyed, especially the fine dinner
served by the hostess, Mrs. French.
John Kuhney, the boss tensorial
artist of Nehawka, came up last
evening for an over night and today
visit with his brother. Harry, and
his many friends at the old home.
We are indeed glad to see John look
ing so greatly Improved in health,
and that he is feeling better than
he has for years. He expects his
family to arrive in Nehawka from
Oklahoma about the last of the pres
ent week where they will make thotr
W. II. Hell, the prominent farmer
and Btock raiser from west of tha
city, was in town today, Mr. Hell
tells us that he 18 almost "served hi
time in the fine' stock business, aa
his recent, sale In South Omaha al
most cleaned up tbe lot . He has
about twenty head at home yet that
he is' at present on a'deal io sell to
one man. He was well pleased with
the pr'.ces he received for those sold
In South Omaha, but is confident that
the sale would have netted him fully
one thousand dollars more if tha
weather had been good.
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