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Mil GLASS OF HIGH 561100
Who Proposes State
Insurance to Protect
English Wags Earner.
President to Quit When Pescs
Coates Hall the Scene of Splendid Gathering of the Two Classes
of the Plattsmoulh High School.
Krom Saturday's Dally.
Coates' hall presented a scene
f dazzling bi'auty last evening
vvhen the lights were turned oa
f r the junior class of the High
school party tendered to the
m nior class. Never in ttie memory
f the writer has the hall been so'
krtisticu'lly decorated, there being
lowers in profusion and clas9
pennants everywhere. In the re
ception hall the" junior class col
ors of gold and purple predomin
ate!, while the dining room was
decorated with the senior class
colors of black and orange. Two
large penants, one of the junior
and one of the senior class,
adorned the wall at the south end
of the reception hall, with a
beautiful wreath of flowers be
tween them; in the wreath were
the letters "P. H. S." The floor
was covered with fine rugs,
fhavans and easy chairs, while
ofa pillowss were placed pro
miscuously about, lending a
home-like air to the room. Nine
iables were placed in the dining
room, each containing covers for
four, all tastefully decorated with
fern leaves, with a bouquet in a
vase for the center ornament.
A most interesting program had
1 eon prepared by the committee,
and Superintendent Abbott was
invited to preside during the
rendition of the exercises. Miss
Molly Godwin and Miss Anna
lleinrich delighted the members
of the classes and their friends
with a piano duet, which wa9 en
cored. Miss Dye, a member of the
High school faculty, then sang a
solo entitled the "Indian's Song,"
Thieh was very much appreciated.
The next number was a very in
teresting one and consisted of a
game called "proverbs," and the
one able to complete the greatest
number after Mr. Abbott had an
nounced the first three words was
to receive the first prize.
The game was spirited and
closely contested, but when the
supply of material had been ex
hausted, Miss Fannie Will was
found to have the greatest num
ber to her credit and was award
ui the coveted prize, which was a
beautiful bouquet of roses from
the Moore flower garden. Con
nie Schlater graciously offered to
take the flowers to the kitchen at
No Damage by Frost.
Unclt Isaac Pollard is of the
opinion that the frost la.st Mon
day nif?ht did but very little dam
ape, to the fruit. The buds, he
ays, were not far enough out to
have reached the critical stage of
lollenization, and the trees are so
full of blossoms that if half of
them were killed it would be bet
ter for the trees. Cherries and
plums, he thinks, have come
through with but little damage,
and if nothing happens from this
once and preserve their beauty by
introducing tin' steins in a ves
sel of water, which sen ice was
gracefully accepted by the happy
recipient of the flowers. After
the game Miss Molly Godwin then
pleased the audience with her
rendition of a piano number, the
Mazurka, by (loddanl, and re
ceived an enthusiastic encore.
Miss Anderson of the High
school faculty then gave a read
ing, which delighted the students
and which received merited ap
plause. Another game was then in
troduced called the watch guess
ing contest, and the prize held up
for the winner was an elegant
stickpin, the result of the con
test was that Miss Mildred Cum
mins and Miss Edna Shopp were
required to cut for the prize, Miss
Shopp getting the lucky number.
There was a violin solo by Miss
Mildred Cook, accompanied by
Miss Godwin. The orchestral
number was interspersed among
the other numbers of the program
and added very materially to the
pleasing effect of the whole.
Throughout the evening punch
was served by Nora Livingston
and Marie! Slreight. About 10:30
the guests, the members of the
senior class and their hosts were
ushered into the dining room,
where refreshments were served
by Misses Helen Chapman, Ethel
Hallance, Ruth Johnson and
Francis Weidman. Superintend
ent Abbott retired from the hall
early, as the students were chap
eroned by the High school faculty.
Ia was with difficulty IVrwood
Lynd was restrained from trip
ping the light fantastic, but when
he was in formed that a string on
the best fiddle had given way, he
gracefully acquiesced to the
wishes of the class.
The event was a great social
success and the members of the
junior class are entitled to much
praise for the manner in which
the seniors were entertained last
Chairmen of the committees
having charge of Hie func
tion were: Committee on decora
tion, Miss Delia White; reception.
Miss Teresa Droege; refreshment.
Miss Gladys Noble; entertainment,
Miss Dorothy Brill.
on we ought to have a record
breaking crop. Nehawka News.
Pasture for Kent.
The nortnwest quatrer or section
35, township 13, range 12, ana the
northwest quarter section 34, town
ship 13 and range 12, known as the
Reed land, near the I'ovey section In
Eight Mile Grovt precinct. Will rent
for a term of thte years at J 300 per
year. This Is i'ae best ot pasture and
some of the land can be farmed
Write or telephone,
W. D. Wheeler, PlatUmouth, Ne.
satisfaction in buy
ing clothes here is in
knowing in advance that
you're going to get good
fabrics, authentic style,
perfect tailoring and a dol
lar's worth of value for
every dollar you pay in
knowing you need pay lit
tle attention to shades and
patterns of cloth and styles.
Its principally a matter of
try-on here. A front, side
and back view in the mir
ror usually settles the
We want you to see the
new "blue-grays" and tans.
MADERO ACCEPTS PROPOSITION
Will Agree to Another Armistice For
Peace Negotiation! and Halts Ad
vance of His Army When Notified of
Mexico City, May 8. General Por
Brlo Diaz Issued a manifesto to the
people of Mexico declaring his inten
tion to resign the presidency as soon
as peace is restored. In this manner
the president has virtually acceded to
the demands of Francisco I. Madero
tiiat he make announcement of such
Intention. As to when peace la actual
ly restored General Diaz reserves the
risht to bo the judge, lu the words of
the manifesto it will be "when, accord
ing to the dictates of my conscience, I
am sure that my resignation will not
be followed by anarchy."
The president said his determination
not to relinquish the pi 'sldency at
this time was not due to vanity or
or love of power, because, as he point
ed out, power at this time had no at
traction, accompanied by Its tremeii'
dous responsibilities and worry, lie
Bald he was prompted solely by a de-
fire to conserve the best Interests of
his country. The president, however,
made It clear he does not propose to
abandon the presidency while' lits
country Is at war and that he would
not do so at any time under compul
sion. The president's manifesto will not
he sent officially to Judge Carhajal for
formal transmission to Dr. Gomez. The
promise of the president Ih made to
the people of Mexico and Its receipt
by the revolutionists will be Incidental.
That It will be sent to them Immedi
ately by private Individuals and re
garded as crtlrely satisfactory by them
Is taken for granted.
It was at R cabinet meeting General
Diaz announced to his ministers his
decision. At no place In the manifesto
Is there made mention of a new elec
tion. Should Vice President Corral not
return when the president leaves his
post tho new Incumbent would be Min
ister de la Harra.
Madero Will Agree to Another Truce.
Rl Paso, Tex., May g. General Ma
dero announced that he would agree
to another armistice during which
peace negotiations might be resumed,
lie Immediately gave orders to have
troops Rtop marching. Couriers were
sent ahead to halt the advance guard.
MAKES PLEA FOR FILIPINOS
Commissioner Queson In Washington
and Talks for His Peopls.
Washington, May 8. In an Inter-
Jvlew, Melville U Queson, one of the
resident commissioner of the, Philip
pines, has made a hold demand for
Filipino independence, declaring it Is
high time the United States made
good Its promise of thirteen years ago,
jthat his people would be held as wards
'only until they were fit for self gov
J "As the representative of the 8.000,-
000 people of the Philippine Islands,
and as their mouthpiece, I am directed
to say that they seek from you that
which will cost you nothing to con
cede and something which will be
more than life and wealth to them
their liberty," said the commissioner.
Commissioner Queson, whose status
in Washington Is that of delegate In
congress from the territories, claims
to be the only real representative of
of the Filipino people, although he has
d colleague here, Commissioner Ilenlto
liCgarda. Queson was choten by the
Philippine assembly, being the unant
hous choice of all parties. Ijcgnrda
Is the representative of the Philippine
FOREST FIRES IN THE NORTH
Flames Do Thousands of Dollars Dam
age in Minnesota and Canada.
Winnipeg, May 8. Forest fires are
threatening settlements along Dig
river, north of Prince Albei t Snskarch.
wan. A special train brought all per-
ions living In the danger zone to
aafety. At Clearwater bay, In the Luke
of the Woods district, bush fires havo
been raging for the last three days.
Walker, Minn., May 8. Dangerous
forest fires are raging north of here on
the Minnesota and International rail
road. At Spur the St. Paul train was
forced to run through the flames,
which are being swept northwest by a
strong wind. Many settlers have lost
Hoston, May 8. Forest flies caused
great damage at many points In New
England, sweeping over thousands of
acres of valuable woodland. In several
Instances the flames spread to dwell
ing houses. At Hldileford the militia
was called out, so serious was the sit
uation. Kanford Is surrounded by fire.
Fire Threatens Creighton University.
Omaha, May 8. Fire In the tower of
the main building of Creighton univer
sity, presumably started by lightning
some three hours earlier, was discov
ered early this morning after It had
reached menacing proportions. The
flames were brought under control,
however, before the damage liaa
reached a large figure.
CARP PREDOMINATE IN
Represent Fifty-three Per Cecl
of Total Catch In Slate.
Washington, May 8. Statistics ot
the fisheries of the stae of Nebraska
are contained in the forthcoming spe
cial United States census report on
the fisheries of tho United States for
the year 1U 8.
Nebraska's commercial fishing is
confined to the Missouri river and the
value of the products in 1908 was (22,
000, giving employment to 129 persons.
The products comprised Qerninn carp,
catfish, buffalo fish, paddle fish, stur
geon, fresh water drum and pike,
perch, or wall-eyed pike. German
carp represented t4 per cent of the
weight of all fishery products, and 63
per cent of their value. None was re
ported as caught in 181)9, showing how
rjpidly this fish multiplies. The in
crease In the average price per pound
of fish ia illustrated In the catch ot
buffalo fish in 1908, which was less
than one third the catch of 18U9, but
the price was nearly 2 cents a pound
i HONOR FOR WV0MING WOMAN
Mrs. Wells Highest 8alaried Female
onUncle Sam's Payroll.
Washington, May 8. A billion dol
lars Is appropriated for tho general
running expenses of the government
and other purposes at every regular
session of congress, and the clerks and
assistant clerks to the committee on
appropriations of the house and sen
ate handle this enormous sura through
preparing the various bills.
For the first time in the history of
the government a woman has now
ix'en employed to assist In this Im
Mrs. lna M. Wells of Wyoming
bus. tlironsh the reorganization of the
senate, become the highest paid wom
an on Uncle Sam's payroll. From the
assistant clerkship of the powerful
senate committee on military affairs,
rhe has been promoted to a similar
position with the more powerful sou
ate committee on appropriations.
REFUSES TO 1RY HIS FRIEND
So a Special Judge Will Sit for Judge
Amlck In a St. Joseph Case.
St. Joseph, Mo., May 8. Judge W.
K. Amlck of the circuit court an
nounced that he would not try the
iase instituted by the county court
against Charles F. Koller, ex prosecut
ing attorney, to recover $19,000 In fees
alleged to have been retained by Kel
ler, who retired from ofllce Jan. 1 last.
Judge Amlik said that on account of
his friendship for Keller he did not
believe that he was the proper person
t0 8,t ,n tho cnHe
He said he and
Keller had been students In tho same
college and wore graduated from the
Judge Rusk of division No. 1 sent
all the cai-es against former county of
ficers to Judge Amlck's division last
week. Judge Amlck probably will try
the other cases. The attorneys will
agree on some Judge to try the Keller
Blower Falls Into Pit of Molten Class.
Fairmont, W. Va May 8. Oeorge
Dehaunt, a blower at the Fairmont
Window disss coinpnny'a plant, met a
fearful death when he fell Into a pit
of molten glass. He was blowing a
piece of glass, when It suddenly broke
and he lost his balance, falling Into
the pit. In his fall he came In contact
with a lot of broken glRss that split
his skull, tore out an eye, cut off an
ear and almost severed one arm.
Marshal Kills a Prisoner.
Sallna, Kon., May 8-R W. Kirk
land was shot and killed by John
Troth, city marshal of Hays, when
Klrkland reached to his hip pocket as
If to. draw a revolver after he had
been arrested. A coroner's Jury
brought In a verdict of Justifiable rdao
I have received the services of Miss Buehholz, a competent trim
mer, of Des Moines, Iowa.
A fine new line of the medium and large hats in popular shapes iri
Milans, Chips and differant braids.
LADIES1 SEAMLESS HOSIERY!
In Cotton, worth 30c per pair, at 15c; in Gauze Lisle, worth 25 and
30c, at 15c; Mercerized Hose, worth 50c per pair, at 30c; Silk JIose,agood
value at 75c and $1.00. at 50c. .
IDENTIFY BODY AT GREELEY
Is Th.it of Former Patient at Insane
Hospital at Anamosa.
Manchester, Ia., May 8 The Iden
tity of the dead body of the man found
In the woods near Greeley seems to
have been established.
After the coroner's Inquest the au
thorities at Independence and Ana
mosa were notified. Representatives
from the latter Institution examined
the dead body and are convinced that
the victim was Samuel Dearth, who
was committed to the Insane hospital
at Independence in 1904. It was an
nounced that he made his getaway
from the Independence Institution at
one time, but was soon captured and
taken back. On March 22, 1911, he
made his second getaway.
At the time the man was committed
to the Insane hospital he was a rest
dent of F.dgewood, Ia.
YOAKUM POSTPONES TRIP
Big Railway Steamer Must Walt for
Dubuque. Ia., May 8. The big rail
way transport, "R. F. Yoakum," built
by the Dubuque Itoat and Holler works
for the Flsco railway system at Itaton
Rouge, IjR., haB again been compelled
to postpone its southern trip, although
the crart Is ready to start at an hour's
notice. The boat Is too large to pass
through the locks at Keokuk and must
shoot tho rapids at that point. A ten
foot stage of water Is required and the
liver now Is falling Bteadily.
Iowa Traveling Men's Associa
tion Demands Change.
Mason City, Ia., May 8. Davenport
will be the next meeting place of the
state association of the Traveling
Men's Protective association, which
adjourned here. At the business ses
sion a resolution prevailed which con
demned the parcels post and asked
that national election day be on Mon
day Instead of Tuesday, one delegate
declaring that 75 ner cent of the trav
eling men were deprived of their vote
under the present plan. The election J woman were hurt fatally and a fourth,
result Is as follows: President, David i person Is missing as a result of ft Joy
R. Zelgler of Hurllngton; vice presl I ride at Newburgh, N. Y. The auto
dents. Ous Kckerk of Davenport, Mark I tunny over in a ditch.
Omaha's Greatest Attraction
CVisitors to Omaha declare this immense re
tail institution is decidedly the chief "point
of interest" in the city.
C,The largest store west of Chicago.
CFour great buildings connected by three
tunneled arcades. A sight to be seen no where
else in America.
C.A beautiful Pompeian Room maintained
almost exclusively for the convenience of our
out-of-town patrons. It contains free check
room, free nursery and children's play room,
a moderate priced restaurant, an assembly
room for free concerts, a branch postoffice, etc.
CStocks of desirable merchandise, without
equal for extent or variety. Prices lower thaa
T nn t Omh wltMut vUiWwf In nUI tw
yuU b Uvlm Wthlisn wlhut flwy tti
Cplol,r tfypt wlthut vUwIwy the Pyf mid:
than 10 acre of
Anson of Ari7ecaCniT a'riu Jacob" Pi an k;
of Keokuk; secretary, Thomas Hum
HENRY H. VAN BRUNT DEAD
prominent Council Bluffs Citizen Dies.
After Short Illness.
Council Muffs, la.. May 8. Henry
H. Van lirunt, one of ttie best known,
and most successful business men ot
Council Hluffs, died at his home after
a week's Illness from nn acute form of
Etonmeh trouble, producing paralysis.
The Immediate cause of death was
heart failure. Mr. Van Hrunt was sixty-three
years old. IU came here In
18i!8 and was a leader In all publlo,
JUDGE DENIES NEW TRIAL
Verdict in Libel Suit Against Dubuque
Paper to Stand.
Dubuque, la., May 8. The motion
for a new trial In the caso of formes
Mayor II. A. Schunk against thj
Times Journal. In which $100,000 t
asked for alleged libel by the plaintiff,
and which resulted In a verdict for the.
defendant, was ovveruled by Judg
Klntzlnger. Sixty days' time In whlcfc
to file a bill of exceptions and per
foct an appeal was granted.
Governor Backe Up Drivers.
Des Moines, May 8. Governor Car
roll vetoed tho Dunlap bill, passed by
the recent legislature, which required
that teams must turn out so that aut
mol'les may pass them to the left
when both arc going In the same di
rection along the public highway.
The governor declared the measure,
Fruit Crop Not Harmed.
Des Moines, May 8. Reports to the.
horticultural department from all over
Iowa indicate that the recent freoie
had no effect on the fruit except In
rare casea. The strawberry crop It
short because of dry weather last fall
and the peach crop was Injured In th
winter, but the other fruit Is doing
Negroes Mobbed and Hung,
loulsvllle, Miss., May 8. Charge
with attempting to poison the family
of Johnson Pearson, for whom they
worked, two negroes, Cliff Jonea and
p,ruce White, half brothers, were taken
from officers here by ft mob aad
One woman, was killed, a man and a
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