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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1911)
The Avoca Department
News Items Gathered Each Week
(Yank Harmer was at Omaha
Tuesday with stock.
Mrs. James Dunbar returned Tues
day from a week's visit.
Fred Sophia and Louise Ruhge
wer Derlin visitors Sunday.
Edward and William Wulf shipped
their sheep to Omaha Monday.
L. F. Dunkak returned Monday
evening from his trip to Colorado.
Chas. Heckathorn and wife are the
parents of a baby girl, born Tuesday.
Aboy came to gladden the home of
James Anderson and wife last week.
John Ruhge and wife are the par
ents of a baby girl, born January
Miss Sadie Wunderlich Is staying
with her cousin, Mrs. Frank Green
Tod. The new lockets they are wearing
Sow, are so large, the ladies are lining
them for hand bags.
Come In and see the new articles
In Jewelry, which we are showing.
Copes, the druggl-st.
Miss Byrdle FahncKtoek has been
off duty most of the week, all on ac
count of la grippe.
G'adys Graham and Ray Lewton
were out of school Wednesday on ac
count of bad colds.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grccnrod and
little daughter have all been grip
victims the past week.
Mrs. Jenkins and children visited
Manley relatives last week, return
ing home Friday evening.
Cbas. Drown and family, of Wil
"GOOD ROADS III NEBRASKA" THE
Members of the Legislature are Trying to Secure Laws to Con
struct and Maintain the Roads Throughout the State.
"Good roads" seems to be In the
air to a considerable extent In the
legislative hails at Lincoln, and from
the present outlook we are destined
to have some changes for the beltei
In our present manner In working
the roads. Numerous bills have
already been Introduced. Dozens of
road builders have already been In
troduced. They cover a multitude of
phases, from amendments to correct
Jocal problems which county boards
have run up agahiHt to schemes for
he erection of the offices of road
commissioner for each county and for
the Btato. All these bills will prob
ably be considered together by the
roads committees of both houses and
an effort mado to sift out the best
featuros of all to Incorporate In one
The Candy bill proposes an amend
Here's a Piece of Good News
for Well Dressed Men!
OUR REGULAR semi-annual
"Clean-Up" of fine clothes is now going on;
an event which a lot of you have been look
ing forward to the sale you have had in mind
when other "clearance sales" were clamoring for
your attention a sale made for a reason, not for
necessity a sale of high grade merchandise, offered
to you at prices you're glad to pay, because we
to clean up the Fall and Winter sto le and have a
fresh start with the new Spring goods.
Here are some January "Clean up" prices:
Suits and Overcoats, worth up to $15, Qlh nn
"Clean Up" price OlUiUU
Suits and Overcoats, worth up to $21, 0 1 VI nn
"Clean Up" price 0l4iUU
Suits and Overcoats, worth up to $30, pin nn
"Clean Up" price .....OlOiUU
Suits and Overcoats, worth up to $35, QrR nn
"CleanUp" price ....0Z4iUU
7 he Home of Hart, Schaffner & Marx Clothes
Manhattan Shirts Stetson Hats
Special on ' C7"tj
by a Special Reporter for Thl Department of the Seml Weekly Journa
cox, have beenvlsitlng at the home
of Samuel Johnson this week.
Mrs. Joseph Malcolm and daughter
nie here from Talmage this week,
visiting relatives and friends.
F. W. Ruhge received word from
Denver that bis son Herman is un
dei gclng a siege of small-pox.
"""VYm. Gollner returned from a trip
to Minnesota last week, and be was
not on a land-seeking trip either.
A nice new line of neck-chain
lockets, brooches, collar pins, cuff
buttons, etc., Just received at Copes'
Theron Malcolm was lucky man In
the raffle last week, winning the
horse of E. Hennsley with number
Rev. Kokjer and daughters, Elva
and Katherlne, were at Clarkston
last week to attend the wedding of
Mr. K's niece.
E. F, Ethrldge and son Charles,
drove up from Cook Saturday even
ing to the home of Theron Malcolm,
returning Sunday evening.
Eda Nutzman baa been out of
school the past week on account of
sickness, but Is reported as being
better at the present writing.
The RIngler-Donavan Concert Co.,
the fifth number of the lecture course
at Avoca, February 1 1th. Don't miss
It, as this Is one of the best num
bers. Mrs. 1'. feutzman returned Satur
day from Bertram! , where she was
celled to attend the funeral of her
ment to the law to provide that land
condemned for road purposes shall
be paid for out of the county general
funds Instead of from the road dis
trict funds. Mr. Candy said that the
result will be that new roads can be
paid for much more quickly, can be
acquired more cheaply and can be
secured without depleting district
funds necessary for carrying on local
There Is no appearance of hostility
to Mr. Candy's bill, but considerable
objection Is made to acting upon It
Immediately as a single bill, the op
ponents ti'klng the attitude that it
should be considered along with the
comprehensive scheme for road meas
ures. One road bill of considerably more
Importance In Its bearing on road
matters In general has already been
i p ,.r t
CHIEF QUESTION Al LIU
trother-in-law, Chris Nutzman, sr.,
who died In Texas.
Wm. Morley Is remembering his
friends In a very generous manner,
ty sending souvenirs of all kinds
from California and New Mexico,
where he Is spending a few weeks.
A wandering violinist gave an en-
i tcitalnment at the Pine school one
evening last week. As we haven't
Interviewed those present as yet, we
are unable to report the quality of
the sweet strains.
A very pleasant social neighbor
hood party gathered at the home of
Gus Ruhge last Friday evening. The
young people cleared the kitchen and
Indulged In a little hop. This neigh
borhood seems to be a very sociable
one from the reports we have of their
Harvey Phillips, the young son of
Horace Phillips, living near Berlin,
was the victim of a coasting accident
one day last week. His arm was
broken, several ribs cracked and was
also Injured internally. As yet the
doctors are unable to predict the out
come of the Injuries.
Mrs. Sarah Holthaus died at Ne
braska City on Saturday afternoon
after a lingering Illness. The de
ceased was born In Tennessee, Au
gust 16, 1856, but has resided In Ne
braska a number of years, and living
near Avoca until arter the death of
her husband, moved to Nebraska
City. The remains were Interred In
the Avoca cemetery, Monday.
recommended by the committee of
the whole and will be up tomorrow
for third reading. This Is a bill by
Fries, of Howard, providing for a dif
ferent division of road funds In
counties under the commissioner sys
ttm. At the present time In such
counties half the road levy Is placed
to the credit of a county fund, to be
apportioned among the commissioner
districts and spent under the direc
tion of the board. The other half Is
returned to the road district In which
the tax Is assessed and levied. The
Fries bill changes this ratio of divis
ion so as to place but one-quarter of
the fund at the disposal of the county
board, the remaining three-quarters
going Into the district road fund3.
The bill reached Its present stage
without opposition, but it Is posslhle
that an effort may be made to delay
further action on It, particularly on
the part of those who are advocating
a plan of permitting county boards to
build and maintain the roads under
a definite system, with an eye more
to where the greater necessity for
road making lies than to dividing
road money so that every portion of a
county gets Its share.
Another bill, closely allied to the
good roads movement, was recom
mended for passage by the house to
day. This was Introduced by Fuller
and permits county boards to spend
up to a $500 limit for bridge con
struction and repair and road Im
provement without the formality of
asking bids and letting contracts. It
Is charged that bridge concerns have
a habit of holding up counties on
these small contracts and that such
work as that contemplated in the bill
can bo done more cheaply by day
labor than under the contract sys
tem. . -
1'olcy'a Kidney Itemed)- Ad Ap
prcelntlon. U McConnoll, Catherine St., Elml
ra, N. Y., writes: "I wish to express
my appreciation of the great good I
.derived from Foley's Kidney Remedy,
which I used for a bad case of kid
ney trouble. Five bottles did the
work most effectively ana proved to
me beyond doubt It Is the most rell-
able kidney medicine I have ever
l taken." Sold by F. G. Frlcke & Co.
Fred Hillman, Jr., was the victim
of an unusual and peculiar accident
one day last week. While In the act
of opening bis mouth to bite Into a
eandwlch, his Jaw became set and
he was unable to close the same. It
was sometime before the doctor was
able to work the bones In place again.
It Is an uncomfortable and painful
experience which Mr. Hillman does
not care to repeat.
A Wretched Miwtako
to endure the ucning, -painful distress
of Piles. There's no need to. Listen
"I suffered much from riles," writes
Will A. Marsh, of Slier City, N. C
"till I got a box of BuBcklcn's Arnica
foive, ana was soon cured." Rums,
BBoils, Ulcers, Fever Sores. Eczema,
Cuts, Chapped Hands, Chlllblaln
vanish before It. 25c at F. Q. Frlcke
Adam Mclslngcr, from near Cc
Crcfk, was In the city today, com
down to have Borne dental work done.
CM BRIDGE CONTRAC
TORS DIVIDE UP STATE
One of the concrete evidences
against what Is alleged to be a com
bine of the bridge contractors of the
state, by which according to members
of the legislature these contractors
divide up the state and do not more
than ostensibly compete for the trade
therein, appeared in discussion of the
committee of the whole yesterday
afternoon over Fuller's bill on the
construction of bridges.
The bill under discussion provides
that county commissioners may build
by day labor or In any manner they
wish any bridge or culvert which does
not cost more than $500, and that no
advertisement for bids need be made.
The present law requires that for the
construction of bridges costing more
than $100 bids must be called for
and the county" commissioners can
construct only In that manner. Mo
riarty, of Douglas, objected to the
extension of the privilege of county
commissioners and offered an amend
ment which would take bnefges back
to where they were, but made no
mention or reference to culverts. He
did not get far with his objection and
his amendment. The house was dis
posed to extend the powers of the
commissioners, with the safeguard
provided by the bill that the commis
sioners must keep accurate public
record of the cost of each and every
part of each bridge they construct
without letting contracts. The bill
was recommended for passage.
Notice of Chattel Mortgage Sale.
Notice Is hereby given that on the
10th day of February, 1911, at the
hour of 10 o'clock a. m., the under
signed will offer for sale at public
auction and sell for cash to the high
est bidder at the front door of the
postoffice In the city of Louisville,
Cass county, Nebraska, that certain
wooden bridge constructed by the
Calhoun Construction Company over
and across the right of way and rail
road tracks of the C. B. & Q.Rallway
Company, In Section fourteen (14),
Township twelve (12), north of
range eleven (11) In Cass county,
Nebraska, to satisfy the Indebtedness
secured by a Chattel Mortgage dated
June 16, 1909, and recorded In the
office of the County Clerk of Cass
County, Nebraska, on June 22, 1909,
at 8:20 o'clock a. m., which mort
gage was made, executed and deliv
ered by the Calhoun Construction
Company as Mortgagor to Hush Mur
phy Company as Mortgagee to Becure
the full performance by the said Cal
houn Construction Company of the
terms and provisions of a certain
contract for grading, etc., entered
into by said Calhoun Construction
Company with said Hugh Murphy
Company and that the amount due
under said mortgage Is the sum of!
three thousand one hundred and sev
enteen dollars and eighty cents
($3,117.80); that default had been
made In payment of said sum and no
suit or other proceeding at law has
been Instituted to recover said debt
or any part thereof.
Dated this 14th day of January,
Hugh Murphy Company,
By W. H. Herdman, .
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prescriptions and all medical prepar
ations given the greatest care In com
pounding. Remember true medica
tion Is to assist nature In performing
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Ora E. Copes,
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Murray Heal Kxtate.
I have a number of choice pieces
of Murray property for sale.. See me
If you wish to purchase.
A. L. Baker.
Old Roosters 4c
MATT PRODUCE CO.
FRAUDS IN OMAHA
Governor Senls Special Mes
sage to Legislature.
SUGGESTS REVISION OF LAWS
Executive Dedarea Present Method!
in That City Are Obsolete and Rc
ommends That Governor Appoint
Alt Registration Boards.
Lincoln, Jan. 26. The message from
the governor declaring the present
registration laws obsolete and asking
the legiuluture to give the power oi
appointing boards of registration intc
the hands of the chief executive wai
presented to the legislature and waa
referred to the committee on priv
ileges and elections In each house.
Governor Aldrlch asserts that hand
fulls of registration certificates wer
Issued at the city clerk's office In
Omaha at the time of election testified
to by professional freeholders and
sent out "und In this way as many
fraudulent votes be cast as were de
sired by the gang in control and many
thousands were so cast." He declares
tliat It la a matter of record that near
ly three times as many votes were
cast In the Third ward as the census
shows there were malo Inhabitants In
the ward and that men who had regis
tered and failed to vote had their vote
cast for them Rnyway.
The governor declares that the laws
as they stand are outgrown and says
that "innumerable frauds" were com
milted In Omaha under cover of thi
obsolete law. As a remedy, he sug
gests that the governor be given the
power to appoint all registration
boards and that this privilege be ex
tended so that he can appoint men
from any ward to serve in any other
ward. He wants also the power to
appoint a police force sufficient for
protection at the polling places. "In
t'ais way," says the governor, "the In
centive and motive to present fraudu
lent registration certificates would be
dortroyvl and men of the highest
character nnd intelligence would be
come Judtros and clerks of election." .
Exposition Matter Postponed.
In the house, Gerdes of Richardson,
as chairman of the special committee
to investigate the Panama Pacific ex
position location, reported that the
committee favored postponing Indefi
nitely both the San Francisco and
New Orleans resolutions. The report
was unanimously adopted.
Two petitions were Introduced In
the senate. The citizens of ThedforJ
nslred for a law requiring railroads to
stop at all county seats. G. W. Ed
wards and others asked for the estab
llshment of an agricultural school in
Following the motion of Senator
.Tansen of Gage, a committee was ap
pointed to carry out the wishes of the
governor in regard to the memorial
to bo presented to congress to aid the
men who are trying to get an appro
priation for a national park at the
Daniel Freeman homestead in Gage
county, the first homestead ever taken
out under the national law. Jansen
was appointed chairman and Pickens
and Sf'.leck were plnced on the com
mittee. P. H. Begole and R. J. Kilpat
rick of Beatrice are to be sent as spe
cial messengers to congress to present
the petition without cost to the state.
Good Roads Talk.
"Good roads is in the air and we will
have to take some advanced step with
this session to help the movement
along." This declaration by Repre
sentative Fuller of Seward epitomizes
a thought which is uppermost in the
minds of probably nine-tenths of the
members of the legislature. It was
occasioned by the debate in the house
over a provision In a bill by Candy of
Custer, seeking to amend the method
in which land, condemned for road
purposes, Is paid for. Tha debate
brought out the fact that an effort
will bo made to effect a comprehensive
revision of the road laws at this ses
sion and probably through the medium
of a special committee appointed to
draft an act which will cover all
phases of the road problem.
BIG MEN AT COMING MEET
Plnchot, Wallace and Broadle Will Ad
dress Conservation Congress.
Lincoln, Jan. 26. The principal
features or the conservation congress
to bo hell in Lincoln, Feb. 23 and 24,
were made public by Professor Condra
of the state agricultural college, who
has been prominently Identified with
trie whole conservation movement,
and they include addresses by such
men as Plnchot, Wallace and Broadle.
Wallace Is president of the National
ronecrvatlon congress and Broadle Is
fhlef of this field division of the fed
oral farm management bureau. Super
intendent Blanchard of the national
Irrigation bureau will also be a speak
er If plans carry through. Dry farm
ing, forestry, Irrigation and all the
other topics of like nature will be dis
cussed by experts.
Professor Condra, who was con
nected with the meeting recently held
In Omaha to form a western develop
ment association, has denied reports
tnat the association was to be an soil
Plnchot affair and declares that, Buch
a thing was nover thought of nor flis-fussed.
CHURCH CCU XIL VISITS TAFT
Work of Federation la Outlined by
Washington. Jan. 26. Humanitarian
and philanthropic efforts of the Fed
eral Council of the Churches of Christ
In America were outlined by Bishop
E. R. Hendrix of Kansas City, presl
dent of the council, in a speech before
President Taft at the Wbit&JIouse.
Bishop Hendrix presenttnjsihe greet
Ings of the council on the occasion ot
the annual meeting of its executive
committee. He said: "Representing
more than 100,000 ministers of the
gospel and some 17,000,000 communi
cants, or nine-tenths of the Protestants
of our country, federated In a perma
nent organization, known as the 'Fed
eral Council of the Churches of Christ
in America,' we bring Christian greet
Ing to the chief ruler of the greatest
nation in history standing for sell
government. Through our large stand
Ing committees of some 200 leading
ministers and laymen, careful study Is
being given to the advancement ol
such great Interests as Sunday ob
servance, temperance, the sanctity ol
the home, the church and social ser
vice and literature rind education.
"Happy results have attended these
efforts In checking race track gam
bling, In annulling loose divorce laws,
In stopping twelve hour-a-day labor
and that for seven days In the week
In certain Industries."
WHITE PRESIDENT OF
UNITED MINE WORKERS
Thomas L Lewis Defeated by
Head ol Iowa Organization.
Columbus, O., Jan. 26. According to
the report of the tellers, which was
submitted to the International conven
tion of the United Mine Workers of
America, John P. White of Oskaloosa,
la., was elected International presi
dent by a majority of 23,774 votes.
Thomas L. Iywls, the present Interna
tional president, received 72,190 votes.
For Vice President Frank Hayes ol
Springfield, 111., was elected over F. S.
McCulIough of Bay City, Mich., by a
majority of 18,376.
For Secretary-Treasurer Edward
Perry, whose former home was In Os
kaloosa, was re-elected over Senator
William Green of Coshocton, O., by a
majority of 21,050.
John Mitchell, formerly Interna
tlonal president, led the list of dele
gates to the American Federation of
Labor with 113,285 votes. Other dele
gates to the federation were: John
P. White, Duncan McDonald, W. D
Wilson, Frank Hayes, John Wallace
and T. L. Lewis.
The new officers will assume their
duties April 1.
LABOR LEADERS GUILTY
Convicted of Conspiracy In Restraint
of Foreign Trade.
New Orleans, Jan. 26. Organized
labor left the restraining force of the
Sherman anti trust law when a Jury
in the United States circuit court here
returned a verdict of guilty against
members of the New Orleans dock
and cotton council, charged with con
splracy to interfere with foreign com
merce. The dock and cotton councils has
about 50,000 members. The convicted
mer. are James Byrnes, former presl
dent of the council, and at present
state labor commissioner of Louisi
ana; Philip Pearsaw, former president
of the local coal wheelers' union, and
U. S. Swan, former president of the
longshoremen's union. Swan and
Pearsaw are negroes. Sentence has
WATSON AND CHILTON NAMED
Legislature Chooses Senators Desplt
Absence of Republicans.
Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 26. Despite
the withdrawal of all Republican
members of the lower house from tht
Joint session of the legislature and
the absence of the fifteen Republican
senators elect, the Democrats of tlu
legislature voted for United States
senators for the long and short terms
Chilton received seventy-one votes
for the long term, this being thirteen
In excess of a majority of the entire
legislature. ' For the short term Clar
ence Watson received 70 votes; W. G
Bennett 4 and John W. Davis 2. Wat
son was thus elected, with twelve
votes to spare.
WOMEN HELD FOR MURDER
Mrs. Ida Campbell and Clara Myert
of Kansas City Arrested.
Kansas City, Jan. 26. A coroner'e
Jury decided that Mrs. Ida Campbell
and Clara Myers should be held pend
lng further Investigation of the death
of John Fay, a cattleman whose body
was found last Friday In a rooming
houso owned by Mrs. Campbell. Latei
the county prosecutor filed an lnforma
tlon against the two women, charging
them with murder In the second de
gree. They wore released on $2,500
bond each and their preliminary hear
Ing set for tomorrow.
Food Prices Cut at St. Joseph.
St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 26. A general
reduction In the price of butter and
eggs, tho first here since winter
cpened, was announced by the retail
ers. Butter and eggs are down
cents and further reductions ar
promised, due to moderate weather
II oats also are slightly lower.
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