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PLATTSMOUTJ1, NEBRASKA, MONDAY A .VXTAli Y 211, 1!I1
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METHODIST CHOIR A! GLEE CLUB
Muslcale Reflects Great Credit Upon the Members of the Organ
izations and the Director, Mrs. E. H. Wescott.
From Friday's Dally.
The Methodist choir and glee club
were greeted with a crowded house at
their recital of sacred songs last
evening. From the nature of the
entertainment there were no out
bursts of tumultuous applause but
the tense silence among the auditors
after the rendition of some of the
numbers was a sign of approval far
more expressive than volleys of hand
claps or Chautauqua salutes.
The program had been well ar
ranged, and from prelude' to the
. posllude, was one of the most com
plete and entertaining ever produced
before a Flattsmouth audience of
lovers of sacred song.
The selections rendered had been
chosen from among the numbers re
cently sung at the regular church
service, and the performances showed
that much careful training Is done by
the musical organizations concerned
at their weekly rehearsals. The glee
club and choir sing together remark
hbly well, and we regret that space
will not permit the mention of the In
dividual performers In last night's
MISSOURI PACIFIC CREW
EOT ON MM TRftCK
The Lincoln Journal tells the fol
lowing story on a Missouri Pacific
crew, and as that road Is a sort of a
joke to the people, they are not sur
prised at anything that emanates
from the doings ofthat company:
"A Missouri Facinc train left Lin
colii a few days ago over Northwest
ern rails, and the crew was mucn sur
prised when they were halted at the J
Twenty-seventh street semaphore sta
tion by the semaphore and derail. A
Northwestern passenger train on the
north sido of the Twenty-seventh
street crossing was trying to get into
town, and before it could reach the
depot the Missouri Pacific train had
to back into the yards and cross over
through the junction switch to Could
"The explanation is th:it a new
crew came into Lincoln over the M.
P. In the early hours of the morning
with a train, and were ordered out
again, to leave at 11 n. m. When
the train started the switches were
lined up for the incoming North
western passenger tr.itn, due at
11:35 a. m. The new crew kept go
ing. As the train passed the North
western round house one of the men
there called up the freight office and
" 'Say, what is this M. P. train do
ing out here? It is going east on our
"lie was told to stop it. lie le
plled that It had passed and could
not be stopped. Then the office men
got busy with 'phones to head off the
trespasser, but the semaphore men at
Twenty-seventh street beat them to
"This Incident recalled to railroad
men the 'story of a Burlington train
that three years ago ran from the ;
Missouri Pacific Junction near Omaha
to Oreannlla nn Mlasmirl PoMfln
tracks, because the engineer, a green
man on the lines west, had given the
semaphore tender the wrong whistle
signal for a switch. The train was
lost for hours and the dispatcher had
about given up ever finding it when
It was reported entering Oreapolls on
Missouri Pacific rails. A Northwest-
ern engineer several years ago In
f Iowa, ran a main line train ten or
twelve miles down a branch road be
1 fore be discovered that he had lost
the main line. Both of these mls-
takes happened at night, hut the Mls
j eouri Pacific's attempt to take pos-
! session of the Northwestern hap
pened In the bright daylight of a
near noon hour."
Taken In Ianl Show.
Eddie Stelnhauer, tho main guy at
the Journal office, took a day off and
attended the land show In Omaha to
day, whero he studied the different
I farm products and systems of irriga
tion very dllllgently for several hours.
! Ed may branch out as an agrlcultur
l allst any time now.
iiiE spleiii sue mm.
concert, but such Is Impossible, as
every member of the musical combi-
nation did her or his part excel
The program was begun by both
oi sanitations Joining In a familiar
hymn, then an anthem was rendered
by 1k tli organizations, this bring fol
lowed by a duet by Mr. F.nrbt Tuey
and his sister, Miss Zel'rc, which was
a well iendered cumber, Hie soloists
of the evening leaving a ncrl.od Im
pression on the audience were Mrs.
Adams, Mrs. Hayes and Ton York.
Vr. York saa', ' Consider uid Hear
Mc:" Mrs. Hayei rendered, "Abiding
Lee," and Mn Adams car.g by re
ciuut. "The Holy City." Tr.e climax
oi J.he evening a entertainment wa3 a
duet by Mrs. C. E. Wescott and Mrs.
Vdiiv.ii, entitler., '.'Angel of Light."
1'ie efferatory, a violin o)o, was
r..iycd by MIsi Mildred Cjoi:
No charge was malle at the door,
but a collection taken by the ushers
resulted In receipts aggregating $25,
which amount will be used for the
purchase of supplies for the choir
and glee club.
Married At Auburn.
Mr. Claud Landis and Miss Edith
Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. B. j
Green, of this city, departed for Au
burn today, where they w"l bd mar
ried After the ceremony a.i1 a few
days' visit with friends at Auburn,
the young couple will return to
PlattsTiouth to make their future
home. Mr. Landis will be employed
at the B irlington shops.
Til RESIDENT HEBE
l-'roin Saturday's lally.
Tho untimely death of Paul Mor-
I ton in New York yesterday, will re-1
call many incidents during his ca-J
i rcer. It is not, probably, generally,
! known that Mr. Morton began his'
railroading in Flattsmouth, and lived ',
here for some time. It was while
the general offices of the B. & M. in I
Nebraska were located here, and he
held a clerical position under Gen-1
eral Manager Holdrege. lie was then !
but a bit of a boy, might say, but he
displayed remarkable energy, such
that, if continued, was bound to ,
bring any young man to the front. '
Many of the pioneer citizens of j
Flattsmouth remember Paul Morton t
as a bit of a boy, who they often met j
in and around the Burlington depot, j
and noticed the energy with which he
went about his work. He evidently
pursued that great energy through
life, as he rapidly ascended the lad
der of fame, and when death over- .
took him, he was considered one of j
the foremost citizens In the country. I
At the time of his death ho was presl-
dent of the Equitable Life Assurance
Attend Dog Feast.
From Friday' Dally.
Harry Graves, Mat McQulnn and
Mr. Flannlgan, cashier of the Union
Bank, were In the city last evening,
having come In specially to attend ! constitution can bo adopted by a ma
the Red Men's "Dog Feast," at which ! J01"11? ot the vo,ea cast on th Propo
three dogs, two black and one "yal- sltlon- At present the constitution
ler" furnished the palatable viands
for the occasion. There is one singu
lar thing about the "Dog Feast" ban
quets, which occur frequently, and
that is there is no apparent decrease
in the dog population of Flattsmouth.
It may be the visiting "bucks" bring
the dogs with them. The matter
should be investigated, and the coun
cil should prevent the importation of
outside dogs until the Flattsmouth
supply Is reduced.
Returned to Plttttsmoutli.
W. L. Renner and family, who
have been residing near Nchawka,
have removed to this city and will
make their home here In the future.
Mr. Renner will be employed at the
local Burlington shops, he assuming
his new duties on last Monday. We
are very much pleased to learn that
Mr. Renner and his most estimable
family have returned to this city
The board of directors of the Liv
ingston Loan and Building Associa
tion held a meeting last evening and
accepted the resignation of Henry K.
Goring as secretary and Carl Frickie
Mr. Fricke was elected secretary to
fill the vacancy 'made by Mr. Gerlng's
resignation, and Dr. C. A. Marshall
was elected to the position of treas
urer, the position formerly held by
The annual meeting which elects
officers of the association will be
held in February.
From Friday's DnMy.
At the Wigwam last evening oc
curred the annual Installation of
officers of the local Missouri Tribe,
No. C9, of Flattsmouth Lodge of Red
Men. A fine turnout of members was
present, and the function passed oft
smoothly, every detail was carried
out like clock work. After the in
stallation ceremony a fine banquet
was served In the dining hall below.
There was speech-making and a gen
eral good time for all present.
Jt was voted to hold a grand mas
querade ball on the 4th of February.
The following committee was ap
pointed to make arrangements for
the occasion: Anton II. Koubek,
Frank Llbershall, 'Joe Llbershall,
Charles Trueman, JJohn Nemetz, Ed
Krugcr and Frank Koulbe.
The officers Installed were: John
Corey, Prophet; William Helndiich-
son, Sachem; Anton II. Koubek, Sen-
Sagamore; Frank Llbershall,
Junior Sagamore; Emil Walters,
Keeper of Records; Thomas Walling,
Keeper of W.ampum. The Installing
officer was John Nemetz, with J. C.
York, as snap.
Miss Elizabeth Spang-.er, our popu
lar milliner, was somewhat annoyed
by the erroneous report circulated
lnt seck to the effect that sho had
been married at Hastings, Iowa, and
we have positive assurance that the
report was premature. However, had
the report been delayed a week or
two it would not have been ques
tioned, for cards have been Issued
announcing that at 8 o'clock next
Vedues.lay evening at the home of
her parents near Weeping Water,
M! ! porgler will be married to Mr.
IN iron Uito of Hastings. Iowa. This!
infoi n rticii be ing reliable we are in
position to extend congratulations in
cd unco. Union Lodger.
rRQFOSmON 10 I'M
E. J. Clements, or Lincoln, pro
poses a plan whereby ho believes
good amendments to the constitution
can be adopted by a vote of the peo
ple. To bring this result about tho
constitution must first bo amended.
With the party circle on tho ballot
and tho present law relating to the
counting of straight votes for any
amendment that has been endorsed
by a political party, he believes the
first necessary steps can be taken.
He proposes to submit to the people
a simple amendment to section 1,
article 15 of the constitution. He
proposes to change that section by
providing that amendments to the
requires a majority or the votes cast
at the election. After the constitution
is amended by providing for the
adoption of amendments by a major
ity of the votes cast on the proposi
tion It will be easy to secure the
adoption of any deserving proposi
tion and then the party circle on the
ballot can be abolished. A hill em
bodying Mr. Clements' idea will be
Introduced in the legislature.
As Others Koe I'h.
The Weeping Water Republican, In
speaking of tho shutting down of the
arc lights on Main street, says: "By
means of arc lights PlattBmouth busi
ness streets have been nicely Illumi
nated, but as the expense was borne
by merchants subscribing to a com
mon fund, and only a portion of them
would pay while others were benefit
ted, enough had feeling has crept in
to cause a discontinuance of the scr-vict."
Fleet Two Now Officers.
mi POINTS Cfl IHE
Advertising a business Is the train
ing of that business.
Advertising keeps a business In a
It tones up Its liver, strengthens
Its biceps, steadies Its heart and
keeps lis nerves In order.
Once In awhile a man decides that
he 's doing so much business that ho
can stop advertising awhile and run
Momentum Is a gradual process to-win-d
a full stop.
The momentum business Is usually
pr. -maturely full-ttoppod by the
straight left jab of the well-trained
competitor who finds his opening In
the fifteenth round.
If you want to stay In business stay
iu Ihe advertising field.
No matter how much business you
are doing keep up the energy that
You might as well cut off your legs
because you are running well In a
foot race as cut off your advertising
because your business Is too good.
You might aa well tell the insur
ance man that you are so healthy
you will drop the policy for a few
years as to stop advertising because
the orders are piling up.
"Don't need to" Is tho eventual
preliminary to "Can't do it."
The only man who doesn't need to
advertise Is the man who Is retired
The only policy holder who does
not need to pay his premiums Is
AVode'.ing At Weeping Water.
At the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Williams, on
Tuesday, January 17, 1911, Miss Ida
Williams and Mr. D. J. Braaf were
united In marriage, In the presence
of a few friends and relatives. Rev
J. C. Street performing the ceremony.
The bride and groom departed on
the evening train for a wedding trip,
spotting to visit relatives In Denver,
where a big reception will bo ten
dered them. After visiting there
they go to southern California and
expect to return to their home In
llallain about February 15
The bride has been teac hing school
at Hallam the past two years. Sho
has not spent much of her time in
Cass county since the family returned
from Arkansas, but has some very
warm friends here. The groom Is a
farmer nenr Hallam, Nebraska, a flue
looking, industrious young man, and
Is fortunnte In securing such an esti
mable lady for a life companion. May
good luck, happiness and prosperity
bo their's Weeping Water Republi
can. Will Try 1'uKiilng.
Engineer L. L. Ingalla, w:io has
been residing in PlattBmouth for
tome months, having tho Sioux City
run, has secured a six months lay off
and will try farming In Arkansas.
Mr. Ingalls has laid In a supply of
corn and oats for his team, which he
purchased hero about a month ago.
Ho has chartered a car, and has been
busy the past two days loading his
household goods and farming Imple
ments. He also purchased a few fino
hogs and loaded Into the oar, and he
will start In right. Mr. Ingalls has
been a valued employee of tho Bur
lington as engineer for a long time,
and he puts by a snug monthly check
to go Into the agricultural pursuit.
Mr. Ingalls has resided on a farm
and followed the business before, and.
we predict that be will make It win
in the sunny south. Mr. alid Mrs.
Ingalls will depart in the morning for
their new home, their car will go out
on No. 14 tonight.
Grandpa Jinunlo Illckson.
"JImmIe" Illckson was most agree
ably surprised this morning by re
ceiving a letter from his son Tom at
Omaha, informing Grandpa Jlmniio,
that the stork had visited his son
Tom's residence leaving a bouncing
pair of twins, a boy and girl. Grandpa
Illckson was Jubilant over the pros
pect of holding one on each knee,
while they pull his hair and whiskers.
Judge Sullivan Doe Not Improve.
Judgo A. N. Sullivan's condition
today remained as critical as It has
been for the past four days. He Is
unconscious all of the time, and takes
no nourishment, and his strength Is
gradually ebbing, and it is tho
opinion of his attending physician
that he rannot last much longer, as
he is growing weaker all the time.
H. A. Schneider and Judge Travis
Windham and Judge Becson
From Siiturduy'u Pally.
The meeting of the Commercial
club which had been postponed from
Thursday evening was held last even
ing, and a fair crowd of business and
professional men of the c-lty were In
attendance to listen to the joint dis
cussion of the question of tho loca
tion of the Panama Exposition, which
was led on the one side by Mr. Wind
ham and on the other by Postmatser
Schneider. Mr. Windham was aided
by Judgo Becson and Postmaster
Schneider by Judge Travis.
Before the debate was begun, the
ordinary business session of the club
was held. Two bills were allowed, 1
one for GO cents to tho Nebraska
Light company, and one for $28. SO
to F. M. RIehey for lumber and ma
terial which had been used In making
the roadway on the bottom leading to
A communication rrom Governor
Aldrlch to the officers of tho club In
viting them to have a representative
at tho boom meeting In Omaha on the
21th of this month at which some
plans would be formulated to adver
tise Nebraska and other western
states, and Increaso the emigration In
this direction. The communication
was placed on file.
Mr. Windham reported for the leg
islative committee that the committee
was In touch with members of tho leg
islature and any legislation affecting
the interests of riattsmouth would be
Secretary Wescott mentioned the
light subject and thought some action
should be taken by the club looking
toward the reinstalling of the arc
lights lately removed by tho company
from the streets. Mr. Gryb suggest
ed that a coninilU.ee ho appointed to
present tho matter to the council and
hnve the arc lights replaced as they
were worth more than all of the gas
lights along tho streets. Mr. Wind
ham and Mr. Tldd expressed tliolr
lelissntlsfaeiion with the quality of
light furnished by both electric and
gas companies. The; president ap
pointed Mr. Georgo Dovoy, Mr. II. A.
Schneider and Mr. Grjb a committee
to brlnn; t he light matter before tli;
council and seo If the arc lights
could not be arranged for.
Tho debate was then given lie. lit
of way for the evening, Mr. Windham
making tho opening argument and
occupied the door for some time ad
vocating tho location of the Panama
exposition at New Orleans because;
the greatest number of people would
see the exposition at that point. The
show was to he an educational propo
sition and while on the other sMo of
the Rocky mountains within a melius
of a thousand miles of San Francisco
in cities of the coast there was prob
ably live or six million people, while
within a radius of one thousand miles
of New Orleans there wero 6j,000,
000 people who were within easy ac
cess. If the exposition wero held on
the coast probably not one In twenty
of tho peoplo would attend that
would attend If tho exposition wero
held In the southern city. He then
spoke of the great Jobbing Interests
of the middle-west which would use
the canal as an outlet for their trade
and suggested they should be given
an opportunity to exhibit their wares.
He mentioned the fact of the divided
opinion as to where the show should
be held, and cited the intsance of
the Omaha Commercial club voting
for New Orleans.
Mr. Schneider then took tho floor
and made a red-hot talk for San
Francisco. He Btated that he did not
take quite so broad a view of the
question as the previous speaker, that
he was for the point which would
benefit Nebraska, and Flattsmouth.
That the way he could see tho situa
tion it was merely an advertising
scheme and that which would adver
tise Nebraska most tbo speaker was
for. He argued that tho peoplo visit
ing a great exposition did not go for
that purpose alone, but to see the
country and scenery as well. That
there was nothing to attract attention
in the south, no variety of scenery.
That ho had had some experience in
getting crowds to great conventions.
That ho had been a delegate to the
Elks' nation convention on different
occasions, once at Buffalo, New York,
Speak for San Francisco, R. B.
Present New Orleans' Sido.
i once at Denver, Colorado, and once at
Dallas, Texas, and once at San Fran
cisco. Tho Fan Francisco meet was
far ahead of the Dallas convention,
in point ot numbers. In fact Dallas
was the smallest attended convention
of any ho had attended.
Mr. Schneider argued that by hav
ing the show at the coast city all the
millions of people attending the ex
position would ho taken four hundred
miles through Nebraska, on tho Bur
lington and U. P. systems; thousands
of them through the city of Platts
mouth, and that the-re could be no
better advertisement for the state
ana city man to show me eastern
peoplo this great state.
Judge Becson then took up tho
cudgel for New Orleans, and anlhllat
ed Mr. Schneider's last argument by
saying that tne riao through Nebras
ka would be In tho night, the travel
ers seeing only a small portion of the
worst part of tho sand hills, giving
them a bad Impression of the Btate.
Judgo Becson mentioned tho fact that
tho Iowa legislature had endorsed
New Orleans. That the nearness of
the site was In favor ot the southern
city, that Nebraska citizens going to
the expedition in the southern city
would return, while If they went so
far as across the mountains they
never would come back and this he
thought would be bad for the state.
When the Judgo resumed his seat he
was asked by Mr. Schneider If he had
not told Mr. Windham, when first
asked to speak on the question, that
he, Beeson, was favorable to San
Francisco? Judge Beeson replied
that before he hud studied tho ques
tion ho had made the statement, but
since Investigating the matter he had
discovered how wrong li Is first Im
Judgo Travis foimwe.T with a
strong speech In favor of tho coast
city. Ho mentioned tho mosciultocs,
yellow fever ami other obstacles i it
the path of New Orleans, and agreed
villi Judge Person that tho people!
would return without a doubt. The
trip down would be pleasant, but the
stay would not be so enjoyable?. The
four sickly months rommc.u-el wllii
September, tbo very Umo that tour
ists would be; most, lllce ly to visit tho
exposition. The Judgo then mentioned
tho fiw-t tli at Nebrnska was a produc
ing state, and Hint 1 ho elements of
wealth here was luiior and the soil,
and that It was to the into rets of tho
peoplo here to cause the same to bo
brought to tho attention of tho east
ern tourists, und compel them to pass
through our state. That Plattsmontli
Is located on ono of the strong trans
portation lines and much of tho
travel to the exposition held In Sun
Frnnclsco would pa:is the foot of Main
street, and out of the many passing
through we would bo able to Interest
our share and Induce thorn to locate
here In one of the best towns In Ne
braska. Tho Judgo argued that tho
northern people do not naturally
travel south, but east and west and
the natural place for the location of
tho exposition would be Fan Fran
After Judgo Travis finished his
speech, President Pollock gave a few
minutes to any one who wished to
bo heard on tho subject. Mr. Tldd
made a few remarks In which ho
sstated that the main point In the
building of tho canal had been over
looked in the discussion, and that
was the opening up of cheaper trans
portation and build up the commerce
of the western coast, and in his opin
ion the strategic point for the great
show ia San Francisco. Mr. Gryb ad
vocated New Orleans. Mr. Farley
mentioned the fact that if the exposi
tion were held in New Orleans U
would give the northern people a
chance to observe the negroes of the
south, and give the people some idea
of a plan to sottle the race problem.
Mr. Tldd then moved that Mr. Wind
ham's resolution, locating the exposi
tion at New Orleans, be amended to
read San Francisco instead of New
Orleans. The amendment was put
and the vote on It was a tie, the mem
bers of the club being evenly divided
Charley Hlatt Is reported as being
on the sick list, being kept at horn
with the la grippe.
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