The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 07, 1911, Image 1
So0. If SEMI-WKKKLY KDITION-KIGHT PACKS VOLUME XXX PLATTSMOUTI1, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY SIH l'KM WVM 7. 1911 NO ;i PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA A City of Established Conditions, a Social and Business Center a Town With an Industrial Future By Fred C. Holman Plaits uih, N' l.iitkii. a city J of K.OOo popula! ion an.l county seal of Cass county, lies twenty miles soul It of Omaha, on both the, Missouri Pacific ami Hurling-I Ion railroad. Tlx' town also lies tut tlx' west hank of tlx1 Missouri river and occupies a position of peculiar importance in a trade v. ay. There are few small cities in t.he slate where business con ditions have been so long anil so solidly established. Away back in what the old-timer is pleased to call I he "river days," Plat I s iiioulh was an important shipping center. Willi the coming of the railroads new interests followed. The big Hurlinglon repair shops are located here, and which cm ploy a large force of men. The local business circles in a retail way are splendidly represented. Law and handsome stores be speak a most thriving trade. A most energetic and business like Oninnierirai club is doing notch for the city and is bring ing its manifest advantages to the attention of manufacturers who desire a more advantageous loca tion for I heir opera) ions,, Platts T'louth is most admirably located for manufacturing purposes and its advantages art attracting j rnarkeda't tent ion from more than one source. Fraternal life here is progres sive, and among the orders having growing memberships are the, Masons. I. O. 0. F., A.,0. IT. , W. O. W., M. V. A., Elks,, Kagles, Redmen, Sons of Herman, Degree of Honor, K. & L. of S., arid others. Long establish o, T'lattsmoul It His ever been a social center. It has made a proverbial impression deeplv grounded that the old, sub stantial towns along the Missouri river led all others in the penile art of hospitality and ' the line shafting of their social relations with the outside world. This con dition probably arose during the days when the floating palaces on the river brought the best rep resentatives of eastern and south ern centers to the river towns, where so many cast their lot for Ihe future. Hut whalever the origin the fact remains that Mis souri river cilies have fully sus tained the polite and well-bred traditions of the past. And in no town is this desirable attribute more manifest than in Platls mouth. Heauliful homes, large, shady yards and a high standard of social circles all add their charm to the everyday life of a thrifty and prosperous rnm-r nuinity. Religious circles in this city are well represented. Tlx? Methodist, Presbyterian Christian, SI. Paul's Kvangelical. Christian Science, two Catholic, and F.piscopal churches have earnest and grow i'ig congrcgat ions. Public improvements in Platls t louth are of a high order. Tele phone, electric lights, gas, sewers and an excellent water system all Contribute to Ihe public comfort most efficiently. Plattsmouth citizens have long taken a just pride in the btcal educational system. The schools are conducted along Ihe most practical ami efficient lines. A splendid High school building is supplemented by seven modern ward schools, all located con veniently for their purposes. One of Ihe imposing features of the town is the splendid court house, built at a cost of $tfi),000, and which is a model of its class. Cass county farms are at Ihe head oT the Nebraska list. The deep, rich black soil has no su perior. On the broad acres fann ers have lived and thrived and built splendid liomes for genera tions. Live stock, fruit and gen eral farming here finds their most congenial environs. There seems no reason o doubt tbal under the stress of new in dustrial conditions Plallsmonlh is destined to share in larger things. Two railway trunk lines and a river which commerce will assuredly claim again are trans portation factors not to be over looked. The cily is admirably located from a geographical standpoint ami Hie alien! ion of large interests lias already been attracted in this direction. One large new gasoline engine factory already has a huge plant running full force, the prospects are bright for an interurban line and the Commercial, club is working syslemat ically for still oilier things of an important nature. More powerful still, as a factor in the city's growth is the spirit of the people itself, which is practically a unit in boosting for the prizes that shall conduce to ward a dealer I'laflsnioulh. THE BANK OF CASS COUNTY. For thirty years the Hank of Cass County lias stood as one of Ihe strong, vigorous ami progress sive linancial houses of its field. For thirty years the bank has stood in the front rank of force ful ami potent agencies for high er, broader and belter municipal development and growth. The progress of Ihe Hank of Cass County has been steady, strong and unfailing in carrying not its strong policies and making itself ii factor in Cass county business circles. Thirty years ago the founders of litis institution be lieved Ihe bank had a good future before it, but it is doubtful if even they were prepared for Ihe si roup and comprehensive position that the bank has assumed ami held during these years. lis growth has been regular and unfailing. Its melhoils base been open, fair ami progressive from Ihe largest to t.he smallest details. The men allied with its interests have com manded a full measure of the public confidence. They have all represented the most substantial type of Cass county citizenship. The following figures illustrate, emphatically the history of a bank that has made conspicuously good with its constituency;. The capital slock of Ihe Hank of Cass County is $50,(100; surplps and undivided profits. $ Hi, linn, and deposits about :?00,ono. The officers of the instil tit ion are: Charles C. Parmele, president ; Jacob Trilsch, vice president; T. M. Patterson, cashier, and R. F. Patterson, as sistant cashier. The full board of directors is composed of Mes srs. Charles C. Parmele, Jacob Trilsch, T. M. Patterson, J. O. Richey, F. i. F.genbergcr and R. F. Patterson. fn its dealings with Ihe public, the Hank of Cass County has always followed the best and soundest traditions of its calling. Liberal in its policies and absolutely firm in its man agement and met hods, each passing-year has brought a larger measure of success and a still larger measure of pood will from the public. The Hank of Cass county has always had a system of careful details that were consistently observed. F.very precaution is in use that will throw an additional safeguard around the depositor. The finest and most modern safety appliances, backed by tire ami burglar insurance and the strong arm of Ihe Depositors' Ciiiarantee Fund of the slate of Nebraska, are all employed to offer to Ihe depositors Ihe largest possible measure of security. Aside from all other safeguards and considerations, Ihe Deposit ors' Onaranlee Fund itself abso lutely insures the full interests of every depositor of the hank. It is Ihe result of a slate law ami absolutely protects all depositors. fn building for itself a iarge business success the Hank of Cass County has fully justified the hopes of its founders and also, in so doing, it has been one of the most potent and forceful :i"encies for Ihe development of the coioiniiinlv as well. That Ihe line, successful and honorable achievements of the Hank of Cass County will be more than eipta'ed in future years is ap parent, judging from lion's brilliant and n past. the instilu tt practical FIRST NATIONAL BANK. The oldest banking- house in Plat t n:oul h and Cass county and one of Ihe strongest, lilosl pro gressive and most successful in this section of .Nebraska, is the f irst National of Ibis eilv, which for foily years has sustained and followed Ihe iiios! approved I radii ions of ils calling. There has never been a lime in Ihe history of Ibis institution 1 1 1 a t was not a period of growth. There has never been a year but was a season, of advancement ami enlarged achievement's. Resting in (he dignity to which ils suc cess and attainments entitled it, the First National Hank has, at the same lime, been Ihe most democratic of institutions. The small depositor has always been made o feel Dial his business was it welcome feature and he shared Ihe same courtesy extended to the wealthiest patron. A pioneer in its Held, this bank has been a leader in movements far removed from the counting room or the cashier's desk. It has earnestly championed every progressive idea that it believed would benefil Ihe town and com munity. For forty years the Firsl National has, been a leader along Ihe most practical lines for larger development and a broader industrial life for Plat Isnioulli. Ils sound leadership in these re spects are apparent on many sides. When Ihe founders of Ibis bank decided lo open ils doors for busi ness away back forty years ago, they also decided I hat the new in slilulion should stand as a monu ment to Ihe best business in terests of Ihe community; that if should occupy an intimate rela tion to local interests and be a practical factor in constructive developu en. That pioneer prin ciple has not "eii deviated from. The Firsl Natiei" ' lrmls closer to t he people I ban - er. Liberal will) friends and patrons, Ihe bank has at the same time always stayed safely within the limits prescribed by the best ethics of ils profession. That Ihe public ha- fully indorsed this uolicv is amply proven bv Ihe bank ilself stock is ."), lion Ihe growth of The capital surplus, f 2 r , - 000; individual profits, .r.onn, ami deposits. i:il0,000. The officers "of the institution are drawn from Ihe mosl responsible citizenship of the community. All successful individually, they are well calculated lo add prestige lo any line of business wit li which they might become identified. They are; d. K. Dovey, president ; r . L. Sehlater, vice president, and II. N. Dovey, cashier. These gentlemen, together with Messrs. Ct. Kiiapp and D. Ilawksworth (lately deceased), constitute the board of directors. The First National Hank oc cupies a handsome home in a most convenient location and the interior is elegantly filled up. All modern safely appliances, includ ing1 the electric burglar alarms of Ihe American Protective As sociation, are in use. A popular feature is Ihe safely deposit boxes, where customers can store their papers and valuables. The future of (he First, Na tional Hank is based on a long, honorable and successful past and that coming years will see even larger things achieved is a pre diction based on common-sense ami logical grounds. CH0PIE GASOLINE ENQINE FACTORY. The Ohopie Oasoline F.ngine factory is onV of Ihe most vigor ous and growing industrial estab lishments of (his entire section. There is usually a good reason for the success of any organiza tion or institution and Ihe Chopfe factory has back of its swift growth reasons of such a positive and forceful nature as to place, the ins) if til inn altogether in a class by itself. The Chopie en gine js revolnl binary in its features and constitutes a me chanical departure from all other engines turned out. It is a triumph in itself. The future of this engine promises develop ments of such a radical nature as to astonish the gasoline en- , gine producers of the countrv. All over the entire country tliej uasolute engine is coming to be the fanners' stand-by. It plows,) harrows and seed hc ground,! 1 1 " the threshing, pumps the water, saws the wood, operates lite saw-mill, the grindstone, the feed light lll'V IV mill, generates ( elect ami in a hundred vvavs Ihe drud!.erv incident nc la rtii ami ranch existence. Il cuts I on the farm ami f sev eral ni n ami tl tw u I he pav ro does I In1 W ork i hams in half Ihe changed Ihe map i time. II has f Ihe fanning world. In !ht face of Ibis ron- diti ol III tilsiness dike farmer of seeiiung engiiies ami look a mull il utlc gasoline vatnly wonders which he should buy. Among the considerations tbal confront him is the neces sity of buying the engine that is the most durable, the most easily operated, that is operated wilh Ihe least outlay for gasoline ami thai is reasonable in price. These fads being true, here are a of the features I hat make Chopie stand oul boldly by i in Ihe mechanical world : The Chopie, as first, an purpose engine, made for few ' I it self tlx varied needs of Ihe farm, in sizes ranging from Iwo ami one-half lo twelve horse-power. The Chopie engine is sold direct from Ihe factory to Ihe customer, who saves from Hi to (til per cent in dealers1 discounts ami other middlemen's profits. Here is saving No. I. The farm er gels Ihe benelil that the retail dealer ordinarily expects ami gets. Next, ami Ibis is one of the mosl important items in Ihe w hole transact ion, the Chopie engine saves more than ONK 1IA1.F in gasoline over any other engine on Ihe market. In Ibis respect, as well as others, Ihe Chopie leads aU'compcl ilors and ils owtx'r and maker lias solved a problem that has held the at tention for years of Ihe best me chanical brains in the engine pro ducing world. However well oilier makes of gasoline engines nay run the owner knows that his gasoline bill is one' of the main items of expense. To have thai bill cut in half means a most pronounced saving in the course of a year. Farmers who have al ready used this new and wonder ful engine are loud in their praise of a feature Hint they have all been hoping for a saving in Ihe fuel bill. The Chopie gasoline engine is sold under a remarkable rule. II is guaranteed for live years and Ihe purchaser is Ihe sole judge of its efficiency and satisfactory service. As an open, frank proposition Ibis eonbl hardly be improved upon. The Chopie factory, which has been making these engines for six years, has solved some of Ihe most vexing problems that con fronted engine manufacturers, and by adopting .Hie most liberal possible selling policy have start ed their product going among the very class of people who were looking for it. Mr. J. A. Chop ieska, Ihe owner, has equipped a large and modern gasoline engine factory, conslrucli'd of brick and nOxlOll feel in size. The plant is equipped with a large foundry and all modern and necessary ma chinery of the latest and most im proved design. The best and most skilled mechanical force obtain able is employed in making Ihe new engines. Platlsmoulh is fortuiuile in having a factory that produces an engine which nils so large a need and which has before il. h future replete with such large and certain possibilities. The most severe tests have already demon- si ra I eil lite l.liopie lo possess more strong points than ils owner claims for il. That the future of this remarkable engine, selling front "8L.10 up, is assured is evidenced by the decided welcome that il has already received at Ihe hands of men who have used enough different makes In judge tor I lieinseiv es lielweCll engines giving poor, imlilfereut ami high class services under conditions sufficient v Irving to cons a decided lest in themselves. PLATTSMOUTH ROLLER WILLS. For eighteen years the Plaits - mouth Roller Mills have been numbered among the most sub slant ial and successful lines of business in its Held. F.stablished in tH'.l.'l by C. lleisel & Sons, this ha tlx- Hie made a wide reputation excellence of Its product regularilv of ils niilpuf. Plus m laiTels he fan III"!-" ill has a capacity of ." dailv, ami lis nils and eXi'elb pectalil v, it "Plan- lloitr. is known over a w ide lerrilorv for ils sal is faclory leatures. This Hour ha been a favorite with housewives for nearlv .'0 v cars ami ev cry per son who uses the lloiir once be comes a friend ami user of il in Ihe future. That is one of Ihe most popular feature and one of Hie strongest reroinmenilalions thai "I'lansifter" possesses the fad Ibat it makes good ami slavs good every time. The lleisel Hrothers. who own and operate the Plallsinouth Roller Mills, are skilled and experienced millers and they have never turned out but one grade of (lour and that has been at all limes strictly the best grade This mill does a large ' local business; also ships extensively lo other points where "I'lan- sifler" has long been a favorite. Tin' mill has it most modern me chanical equipment ami no facility is lacking Ihal will keep lite flour up to the same high standard .day in and dav out. Heisel Hrothers do a large and growing business nnd the Plalls- i ilh Roller Mills stand among the slrong, leading and successful lines of business of the cily and the field. OFE & ANDREWS. The home of Ihe nobby and splendid Auburn car in Platls moulh ami one of the most con venient and besl equipped gar ages in this entire seel ion is the llrm of Off .x Andrews, who established their garage here in June. Ofe Andrews started out at. the beginning to furnish patrons a class of service that would meet all needs and demands, ami as a result they have built up a largo ami growing business. Cars are stored and carefully looked after for. owners; a full line of sup plies, including French auto oil, is carried and all necessary re pairs are promptly made, fine of Ihe mosl convenient locations in Ihe cily js occupied and no detail is lacking I hat will make of the place an up-to-date and modern garage in every particular. . The splendid Auburn car is a prime favorite in every locality where il is once used. Although practically a new-miner in this seel ion, (here arc 52 Auburn cars in Omaha alone, ami new ones are being bought as fast as they can be secured. Ofe & Andrews sell the Auburn car in three styles I tie T'our-Door fl, Toy Tonneau and Touring Cars iO-ho.-. For style, beautiful lines, neat. but powerful construction, sim plicity, modern features ami durability the Auburn doubtless stands without, a peer in mcdium- ori I machines. Hy handling a high-grade machine and by giving patrons high-grade garage serv ice, Ofe & Andrews are making a success along solid and per manent lines. A. Q. BACH A CO. For I birty-oiie years this store, now known as A. O. Hitch Co., has been numbered among the strong, growing and progressive lines of business of Plallsmonlh. In Ibis store is carried every thing Ihal is standard in groceries, qiieensware, work clothing. Hour and feed. This store is 22x112 feet in size and Ihe large anil complete slock is most attractively displayed. Pal rons always know Ihal the Hitch since can supply their needs mul that if the best is in town Hach w ill have il on hand. In I he grocery stock are also rarr'cd cured meats and ' all kinds of produce. This cult-rprising firm also lias a branch store on Lincoln avenue, near Ihe railroad simps, where a complete Hue is carried ami a large business transacted. II has alvvavs been the policy of this linn lo carry a slock of goods of such size as lo meet all of the demand of ils Held, ami as a re sult the store has for more than , ..,,.,. f cenlnrv done a , large ami growing business. Holh Ihe store and management are re liable, and fanners, as well as local pal rons, hav e long since, come lo regard Ihe Hach store as a headquarters for goods in lis mi foi am line. To keep the best ill every thing is the rule of the house, ami thai patrons have fully appreci- a led this pood business policy Is i V ide need hy I lie lai development Ihal g row I Ii ami business lias just earned ami en.joveiL j J. V. EGENtiERGER. j for fourteen ears Ihe wood. ! coal and feed t'.rni of J. V. Kgen 1 bei'iiT has I n one of Ihe leading lines ot Imsiness o Platlmoulh. f ils class in reriiaps no ci Hlilv unices more in ils qualil Mosl people have coal from Ihe de made a study of tb ies llian coal, canted to buy tier who has business audi who knows exadlv what gr;de hi; is olVering to his patrons. This linn handles the besl product of Ihe Colorado, Illinois ami Mis souri mines, also Ihe I'enn svlvania anthracite coal. Long ex perience has enabled Mr. "F.gen berger to select exactly Hie kind and grade of coal Ihal is best adapted to his customers1 needs. A coal problem is one Ibat may easily be a satisfactory one or a mosl Irving one, according lo the, kind of coal one buys. It is the reliable and experienced dealer who can solve the problem, and leave the pal roil pleased, and it is Dial class of service that Mr. F.genberger gives. This llrm also handles all kiuds of feed in any quantity: also wood. Hy prompt ami llrst-class service, selling standard goods and giving every customer I ho same square consideration the llrm of J. V. F.genberger has built up a large business ami one that is steadily expanding. An interesting announcement of this (Inn is to the cfTect that it sob! three more cars of coal last year Hinn all oilier local dealers com bined. NEMETZ & CO. For ten years Ihe store of Neiiiel z t Co. has been numbered among the most progressive and rapitoy growing lines oT business of Hie cily. Starling in small ami modest way Ibis store has grown until it is one of the largest, - handsomest and most complete of ils class in this entire sect ion. The Neiuelz store is the home of "Fairy Chocolates," the superb candy Ibat -has been a favorite wilh the buying public ever since it was put on the market. All kinds of high-grade, pure candy ami ice cream are manufactured ami Ihe patrons of Ihk establish ment always know that Ihe prod uct is of Ihe very besl in every partciular. An elegant soda fountain, serving all of tlx' pop ular soft drinks nibl ices, is a feature of Hie store. Fresh fruit, tobacco and cigars are also carried, Mr. Nemelz has pushed his business iulo a decided success by the superior class of service that he' has unfailingly given his trade. The store is a most com fortable ami attractive place for women and children, and goods and treatment, offered are tlu equal of any similar establish ment in the Jargest towns. This llrm has recently moved from its old location, next door to I lift poslodlce, lo the present splendid local ion on Main street. Bo, 10c AND 25o STORE. There is no neater or uuue complete establishment of its kind in Ibis trade territory than the handsome Be, ide ami 2fic Store,, of which Mr. A. L. Henry is pro prietor and manager. In this business bouse are found articles that enter iulo every home. There, is no housekeeper but, can Hud bargains here in a hundred dif ferent ways. Useful articles in dry goods, qiieensware, tinware, furnishings, glassware, school supplies, notions ami a large slock of fresh candy are to be had. A store which makes a specialty of Ibis class of goods is in a position to oiler bargains not found in stores carrying a general slock. Mr. Henry buys this line of gootls in large quantities ami he not alone secures a complete line froni every standpoint, but he is enabled lo make prices so reasonable as lo constitute real bit rgains. The prow I It of ibis store has been rapid and satisfactory and patrons have all found that they got good goods at most reason able prices, a recommendation Dial, has rapidly built up the busi ness and that will continue to giv it a large growth in months to, come.