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SliMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT I AGES
PLATTSMOltTU, NEHUASK v. MONDAY DtiCtiMltKK 25. I'HO
CHRISTMAS TRADE 1 PLATTSMBUTH
VERY SATISFftCTORY TO MERCHANTS
The People Tributary to this City
A M -x I
Can buy as Cheap at rtome
It Is very gratifying to the Journal
to know that our merchants are much
better satisfied with their Christmas
trade this year than they were last
year. Several from this vicinity who
had previously gone to Omaha,
priced such articles as they needed
here, and after pricing the 6ame ar
ticles in Omaha, came back to Platts
mouth and bought them.
We have interviewed most of the
business men in regard to their trade
this year, and they are generally of
the same opinion that they have done
a remarkably good business, and
much bitter than they could posslbly.
have .exported. The Journal feels
proud of thi:s fad, because it has done
its very best io keep the trade at
homo, and In a great measure have every enterprise, in fact, in Platts
acoomplishrd the desired result. I mouth, knowing full well that in their
The Jbunit'l hi's always followed ' success depends our prosperity. And
the mot'.o, "Homo first tho Wond j we fool that every citizen should feci
Afterward," ami tho business men of ins we do, that you cannot build up
the city soom to have appreciated our
effort to the extent of riving us a
very liberal pa'ronapo. We bad nn
opportunity of filling several paces of
the Journal with Omaha holiday ad
vertising, but have refused all such
DEATH OF A FORMER
PLATTSff UTH LADY
From Friday's Dally.
Jesse Perry received a telephone
message this morning about 7 o'clock
heralding the sad Intelligence that
Mrs. J. E. Dudley had Just passed
away. The deceased is a sister of
Mrs. E. B. Perry, and that lady ha3
been caring for her sister for the
past two weeks. No particulars were
received as to where the funeral
"would take place, or where Interment
will be made. Mr. and Mrs. Dudley
are former residents of Plattsmouth,
where Mr. Dudley was employed In
. the Burlington shops. They removed
to Ilavelock several years since,
where he has since been employed in
the shops there. The friends and ac
quaintances of the deceased lady in
this city, will regret to learn of her
demise. The Journal will probably
give further particulars in tomor
Married in Omulia.
The many friends of Mrs. Harriet
Crouch may be somewhat surprised
to learn of the marriage of this esti
mable lady, which took place in the
metropolis Monday. Mrs.- Crouch
went to Omaha that morning where
she was met by Mr. Geo. A. Nichols,,
of Deadwood, S. D., and the marriage
ceremony was performed by Rev.
Doan Beecher. We are informed that
they will make their home in Dead
wood, where Mr. Nichols has a splen
did home already prepared for the
reception of his bride.
The bride is well known In this
vicinity, being a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Chalfant, one of the most
highly esteemed pioneer families of
the county. Mr. Nichols is one of
the wealthy and influential citizens
f the city of Deadwood, engaged in
the stock business. Their acquaint
ance began some time ago when Mrs.
Crouch was visiting in Wyoming, re
sulting in their meeting by appoint
ment and marriage In Omaha, only a
few friends being aware of their In
tentions. The Ledger extends hearty
congratulations to Mr. and Mrs.
Nichols Union Ledger.
Distribute Xman Present.
The stork was a busy bird In this
city last Saturday night distributing
Christmas presents early to avoid
the rush. At Joe Zitka'a home was
left a fine boy, who no doubt will
grow up to be a comfort to his proud
parents. At the home of John Racek
a sweet little girl baby came to be a
blessing to its parents; and at the
residence of I. B. Green another
bouncing boy who will take up his
abode with Mr. and Mrs. Green for
twenty-one years, contributed to their
sir. c. Uerger, the Main street
fcaker, was called to Omaha on lm
fortant business this morning.
Are Gradually Learning They
HP1 J f 1 1
as i ney v-an in umana. i
propositions. It would have been un
just to Plattsmouth merchants to
thus attempt to induce people who
live here, to go to Omaha to buy
their holiday supplies, when we know I
they cannot get them any cheaper In
that city than they can in Tlatts
mouth. There is but one more day left to
do Christmas shopping, and when
that has passed, we are satisfied that
our merchants will give the Journal
credit for doing much in their be
half. We cannot complain at the
manner in which we have been treat
ed by them, but rather extend our
thanks to each and every one of them
for their liberality.
The Journal feels a great interest
in the success of every merchant and
the town by patronizing those who do
not spend a dollar in the town whore
you roar your families, school your
children, and enjoy life hero In
Plattsmouth as well as anywhere un
der the sun.
Hoes d'ooil Wuik Di a) ins.;. j
Waiter Stott, the drayman, whoj
bad the contract with tho M. Ford:
company for unloading the paving
blocks, did some good work along the
draying line. He had but four days
lead on the colored boys who- laid the
brick when they commenced. Each i
of the men could lay about 20,000 '
per day. There were forty-one car-j
loads of the blocks, or about throe i
hundred and six thousand blocks. Mr. I
Scott performed the feat of unloading
the forty-one cars In eighteen days,
or about twenty thousand per day. To
do this, Mr. Scott had to work early
and late. Out of the forty-one car
loads the city engineer says ho found
about 3,500 culls, which he con
demned. Mr. Bayser said that only
fourteen bricks were thrown out on
the Seward Job, which would Indicate
that Plattsmouth got much better
value for the money invested than
did the city of Seward.
The State Journal of Thursday
morning prints the pictures of several
state senators, and among them Is
that of Senator Banning, accompanied
by the following: "W. B. Banning,
of Cass county, is in the lumber and
grain business. Mr. Banning has lived
In Cass and Otoe counties for the past
forty-one years. lie lives at Union.
His career as a public official has
been service as a county commission
er from 1902 to 1905, and Btate sen
ator in the 1909 session, being re
elected to the session of 1911. Mr.
Banning stands for legislation along
the line of the Initiative and referen
dum, non-partisan control of state
charitable and penal Institutions, Im
proved road laws as called for In the
democratic platform, and the repeal
of the direct primary law."
"Sport" Carried Away.
"Old Sport," a member of Yard
Master Johnson's crew, has begun his
Christmas celebration early and yes
terday must have been on a toot, as
while the transfer was being made at
Oreapolis to No. 33, "Sport" got Into
theliaggage car of the Schuyler train,
a thing he has never done in all his
railroad experience before, and before
the crew realized it he was being
whirled away toward Schuyler. Mr.
Johnson had no provision made to
fill "Sport's" place totlay and as soon
as he arrived In Plattsmouth wired
the conductor of the Schuyler at Ash
land to put "Old Sport" off at Ash
land, so bo could get a ticket In
time to catch No. 11. Tho message
was complied with and last night
when No. 14 arrived it brought in the
main guy of the yard crew. Mr. John
son can not account for "Sport's"
making the mistake only on the
theory that he had been taking too
Wash Beverldge, of Eight Mile
Grove precinct, was In the city today,
looking after business matters for a
Wedding at Kim wood.
A special from Elmwood, under
date' of December 22, says: "Miss
Emma Davis and Guy Adams were
married today at high noon at the
home of the bride's parents, Rev. and
Mrs. Davis. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Mr. Davis, father of
the bride and pastor of the M. E.
churcn here. A two course luncheon
J t . 1 1 U J I I
was serveu in me cuun-u mums ruom j
to a party of about fifty friends and
relatives. Mr. Adams is interested in
the lumber business at Eagle and
takes his bride to a new home just
George McPherson h Mentally
From Friday1 Patty.
Ceorge McPherson. who has boon
acting queerly of late was found by
the night police about 9:30 last even-
ing near the Burlington station with
nis clothing soaking wet and the man
almost frozen. The officers took him
to the jail, where he was locked up.
Yesterday afternoon the man was
seen a few miles south of riattsmouth
wandering aimlessly about, and It Is
presumed he was .attempting to find
his way home last night and got into
the sewer at the lower end of Main
street. He would, no doubt, have
rcilshcd with cold had not the offi
cers found ki;n when they did.
McPherson resides in the north
part of the city, and some weeks ai;o
began to show evidence of nn un
balaneed mind, but his actions have
been harmless thus far. Tho board
will doubtless hold an Inquiry within
n day or two and ascertain his condi
A Christ mas ( iirol.
To you this nioht is horn a child
Of Mary, chosen mother, nul mill,
This little i hild of lowly birth
Shall bo tho Joy of all the earth.
'TIs Christ, our Cod, who far on li.'.h
Hath heard your sad and bitter cry
Himself will your salvation l o
Himself from sin will mala' ym free.
He brought those blessings long ago,
Prepared by God for all bolow,
Henceforth his kind, ono.u stands
To you as the angel bands.
These are the tokens ye shall mark,
The swaddling clothes and manger
There shall ye find the young child
By whom the heavens and earth were
Wm. McQuilkln, Masonic .Home.
Married in Tills City.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mr. Earl Wiles and Miss Pearl
Moore, both Cass county young peo
ple, came to riattsmouth yesterday
and secured a license to wed and re
paired to the residence of Rev. L. W.
Gad, who performed the ceremony
uniting the two young people for life.
Mr. Wiles is a son of George Wiles,
residing northeast of Weeping Water,
while the bride is the daughter of
Mr. Perry Moore, of near Cedar
Provides for Comfort of Ciistomoi'H.
John Hatt & Son, the enterprlzing
grocers and produce dealers have fit
ted up a nice comfortable room at the
rear of their store which will be used
as a rest room for lady customers
from the country. The room has been
neatly painted, papered and carpeted
and is a very pleasant place to wait,
and no doubt will bo appreciated by
tired shoppers and children who often
are required to spend some time In
the city after their trading Is done.
Dr. Gllmore Improving Nicely.
Dr. A. E. Walker came up from
Murray today, driving up in his auto,
to catch the afternoon Burlington for
Omaha, whero he went to see Dr. Gil
more, who is in the Immanual hospi
tal. Dr. Walker says that Dr. GII-
more is getting along remarkably
well, and will soon bo "his former
self again." This Is good news to
his many friends, not only in Platts
mouth, but all over Cass county.
Mr. T. Taylor Buck and Miss Dovlo
Smith, both of Union, were granted a
marriage license by Judgo Bccson
yesterday, the ceremony to occur
Christmas eve. The groom Is a son
of Theodore Buck formerly of near
Union, but now residing in Wyoming
H . GIG
Strong Sentiment on the Omaha
Ad Club to His Election as
In reference to the future of the
Omana Ad club, the World-Herald
has the following to say:
"The Omaha Ad club fools the
need of a now constitution. The
original document under w hich this
live organization has boon doing
business during the four years of its
existence has been outgrown, and at
a meeting of the club next Wednes
day noon a now constitution will bo
'presented to the members for adop-
! tiofi or rejection. The dub now has
nearly -500 members.
Tho nnnual ni(J,,ttK wm bo h. 1.1
the following week, when the olef-
U(m of offl,.er3 nn(1 Erectors will
;(ftk( r,nrp TN,ro ,, ,,V(lv lllt(M., ,.f.
j, tl comlllR ci(VtioM. In '-addi'lon
to live officer, a b ard nf tweii!
five directors will h ' !i.l ri
these directors will rhonso from tin
number seven meml ors of ti t
coi u- t;
, the committee.
I "The greatest intrvr -t r.
centers around ihn r1 ' ''"'i '
Jldelit. li. I'. P.i'id.'vl.Mi.l, v
'served the club for two year:
! a has
l that he hi net a cn'ididato for rr
1 1 Ion . and lnoulry jimmi" ivrnVrs
In ! ionics n ro!is'd -.'' ;Mt!mont
Ifavornb'o to HcMrr H. Corln-, the
Ipn-eiir- ,!,.,, , v " , t. r v.-.'': T
jpllsh la tall-el of by romo of tho
j members pud Heri I'o small llke
jlihood that either Penn P. Fodrea,
jlsobert If. Manloy and Edwin T.
fwol o may proo favorites for presi
'Tor the office of secretary, A. L.
Onlc, of tho' Darlow Advertising
ngrnry, appears to have no opposi
tion, nnd the same may be said of A.
l velrh for tho office of recorder.
I Prominent among the names men
tioned for treasurer are Lawrence
Bl inker, Sam Bees, jr., and Harry O.
"The Ad club has big plans for the
coming year, and this fact accounts
for the keen interest shown by the
members In tho coming election."
Injured nt Smith I'ueluiy.
From Pnturdny'H Daily.
Miss Ellen Lindsay received a pain
ful Injury yesterday while at work at
her machine at the M. E. Smith fac
tory, which will cause her to lose
cfiveral (lays' time. Miss Lindsay wab
operating the pleat machine at the
lime of the accident and in some
manner got her finger drawn under
the foot of the machine, and tho
needle from the top was thrust
through her finger, while the one
from below pierced the linger at tho
uail. One of the needles was broken
and the physician who dressed tho
wound could not tell whether there
might bo a piece of the needle left Id
the wound or not. Miss Ellon will
not bo able for duty for some days.
Will Leave lUmwood.
A farewell reception was tendered
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Stark at the
American Exchange bank hall Mon
day evening by the Rebokah and De
gree of Honor lodges. The families
of members of either lodge were en
titled to participate and the hall was
crowded with people. A delightful
supper was Rcrved from a table run
ning the balls full length, and the
repast was thoroughly enjoyed. Mr.
Stark andfamlly are packing their
household goods at this writing pre-
partory to moving to Lincoln, In
which new homo they are accom
panied by the best wishes of a host
of friends Leader-Echo.
(ii.ingos in Burlington Officials.
F. II. Clark, in charge of the
rnotivo power department for the en
liro Burlington system, has resigned
and on January 1 will take charge of
the motive power for tho Baltimore
& Ohio system.
Mr. Clark will be succeeded by F.
A. Torrey, superintendent of motive
power of the linos east, and Mr. Tor
rey will bo succeeded by J. W. Cyr,
niarter mechanic In the shops at Han
Mrs. William Hoover and two chil
dren arrived from Louisville on the
morning train today, and will visit
Mrs. Hoover's parents, Mr. and Mrs
Robert Sherwood, during the boil
THE Clllfil OF
Many Cities Have Adopted This Form of Management of Aff:i t,
and It Would Be Well for Plattsmouth Citizens to Inves.i -a.o
A great many towns are discussing
the commission form of government,
hotter known as the Galvesion plan.
Duluth is one of tie latest cities that
j has boon investigatliiK that form of
government. Committees of the Com-
mercial club and the city council
made a thorough Investigation of the
plan as worked In other towns and
they gave several good reasons why
Duluth should adopt it. They recom
"1'enuiso it facilitates mid expe
dites business and under it the city
jis operated as any largo commercial
icofpoiatlon would lo, (bus olimlnat
!i n;; lulithal Intores.s of all kinds.
"i :i anse It eeati rlies
ily mi it i a nnel lie e ailed
"lie. au.-o It f.imilllati ;
ill is lie tin l;: li lion of h
of puliiii' lai no e'.,:i nts.
ii naturally follows that
v' i " !er ( i bao." u ill l suit
h :i pii la ' v ln'.-l.u ...i ad mi
"Because il provides that tho com
iii:lo!c:'H k 1 1 ii 11 i, I v o all Hi
t'io city's business, und that they
shall bo paid salaries sufficient to
nttrnct the right kind of men.
iiiso tho provision of the ref
erendum, Initiative und recall give
"At Cosy Corner" Remarkably
Well Rendered, and Pleased
From Pnturdiiy'H Dally.
Tbe:o was not a very large a'tend-
ance last night at tho Parniolo to wit
ness the rendition of "At Cozy Cor
ners," but those who were present
were very well pleased. There were
several familiar faces with the com
pany, those who were hero with'tho
William Grew company Boveral
months since. Miss Edith Spencer is
one among the number that has fre
quently appeared here, and bIio has
always made good, the same as she
did last night in the character of
"Avis Merrill," one of the leading
parts In the play. He ractlng Is fine,
and her appearance on the stage is
Indeed charming. Miss Ira Bowman,
in the role of "Amanda," was right
In her element and played the part
to perfection. Taylor Bennett him
self was rlght "up to snuff" In the
character of "Mark Granby," as was
also Charles Withers, In the part of
"Deacon Pettibone." lie was superb
In this character, and carried out his
part to the letter. We would like to
specify more extensively, but spaeo
will not permit. Suffice to say that
all were comparatively good in their
lines. The specialties by Charles
Withers and James Donlan wefo up-
to-date and pleased the audience re
markably well. Take the perform
ance through and through, the com
pany Is much better than the one that
appeared here under the management
of William Grew, and should have
been better patronized. Mr. Bennett
expects to bring his company to the
Parmelo every Friday tilght, and tho
Journal hopes to boo a large attend
ance greet them, simply because they
deserve It. One reason there was not
a larger attendance was the near ap
proach of Christmas, and pooplo had
URe for all their Rpare change In buy
ing presents. The company went
from hero to Omaha this morning,
whero they will play "Tho Struggle"
at tho Gaycty tonight. This Is the
same play they will produce next Fri
day night, December 30. This is one
of tho finest plays ever produced In
Plattsmouth by a Block company, and
we feel no hesitancy In appealing to
the people to attend.
George M. 1 1 lid. w ho resides west
of Mynard, was a business visitor In
the city today. He was a pleasant
caller at this office and while here
renewed the subscription of Albert
Pappo, who resides at Union City,
Oklahoma, for another year, which
we appreciated very much.
GOVERNMENT FOR Cilia
tho citizens greater responsibility
and greater Interest In poMI . IVi.l s
with a greater Incentive to part h i; ate
"Because it abolishes tho wr. : .: sys
tem by electing city officers fioi.i tin
whole city, makes them res; o silile
to all parts of tho city an l coi.nu Is
them to take care of the, needs of nil
parts ot tho community."
To the above the Omaha N't ws
gives another reason for the n 'op
tion of the commlslHon form, as fol
"Because it makes it Impossible for
jany class or clique to ri n t f
j Public service corporations co-iM not
main favors except with the oo-irout
respoiislbll- 0f n ninjorlfy volo of the rltl.ri;B.
j While this Is a business ror ti of ov
en 1 ( xiie- ,.ihim ut, It would not bo c.ui:ro..o.l
iisiiicss and by business men, but by pco ile neu-
ornliy. The ' laboring ircu and tho
middle class could forte a si"Hio
deal lis against Hellish Interests, which
now often control. In a word, tho
t on' tei -inn form Is a rovcmverit by
tho people as a w hide homo re.lo In
! iho widest sense."
It would bo an exiollint I 'ti for
the citizens of Pliitlsmuiit li to imesli
r.ato tho workings of this plan ot illy
government. Many cilie tbet have
tried it say It Is tho prof or thin--.
STUBBING AFFRAY TIBS-
A (.tabbing affray occurred ut
Louisville Thursday night In which
John Franc, on Austrian, was almost
stabbed to death by William Wosh-
lios, a Russian. Both men have boon
employed for some time In the Mur
phy quarry at that place. The affray
occurred about 7:30 p. m. ns the par
ties were returning to their bunks,
having boon over to the village to get
groceries. Tnere were no eye wit
nesses to the trouble, but Franc
stated to the county attorney that his
assailant leaped upon him without
warning, bore him to tho earth and
struck him blow after blow with a
knife, cutting him about the head and
face In a terrible manner. Dr. Worth
man was railed and dressed Franc's
Injuries. Constable Cam Soybert, of
Louisville, arrested Woshnes at the
quarry yesterday and brought blm'to
Plattsmouth and landed him In the
Jail. This, morning Franc appeared
before the county attorney and signed
a complaint charging Weshnes with
assault with Intent to wound, tho
ponajty for which is from one to
twenty years In the penitentiary.
Franc says there was no bad blood
between himself and Washnes prior
to tho cutting, and that they had had
no words. That both occupied bunks
at the quarry, although not together.
There were twelve men, Mexicans,
Austrlans and Russians, In the same
bun.k hoiiRo, but so far as Franc knew
all were peacable.
County Attorney Taylor filed an In
formation before Judgo Boeson this
afternoon, and arraigned tho prison
er, who pleaded not glulty, and
waived his preliminary examination
and was bound over to the next term
of the district court In the sum of
$1,000. In default of ball defendant
went to Jail and will board with Mr.
Manspeakcr until next April.
Dion At I'ldgoinoiit.
From Fnturday'i Dally.
Mr. Emll Walter received a wire
this morning as an official of the Red
Men Informing him that a brother of
tho lodge, R. D. Reznor, died at
Edgemont at 4:20 a. m. on tho 23rd
Inst. Tho remains will pass through
Plattsmouth this evening on No. 2.
The local order of Red Men have pro
cured a $10 bouquet of cut flowers
and will havo It at the Burlington
station this evening when the remains
arrive. Interment will occur at
Your friend will appreciate an
Edison phonograph as a Christmas
present. Foe O. V, Monroe for prices;
I he has the agency for this Instru
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