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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 15, 1911)
THE I HE
The Erection of the Platte River Bridge Has Made It Possible for
Plattsmouth to Improve More Than Ever Before If Our
Business Men "Pull Togather" to That End.
With the opening of the Platte
river bridge an air-line auto route
is assured from Omaha, Plaits
mouth and Nebraska City direct to
Kansas City, and will soon find a
place on the map as the Omaha-Plattsmouth-Nebraska
Air Line Route to the south. The
completion of this bridge means
much to PlaUsmouth, notwith
standing there are those in our
midst who can see nothing hut
ruin to the business interests of
our fair city in the building of
this bridge. The Journal thinks
otherwise and believes, instead of
staring ruin in the face, we can
view with great glee that great
prosperity has taken hold of
Plattsmouth as never before in
Plattsmouth now has a popula
tion of nearly 5,000, according to
the last census, but we believe we
have more people here. Our lit
tle city has all the natural ele
ments for a city of considerable
note to the outside world. All
that is needed to make it so is the
combined efforts of such men as
T. II. Pollock and R. A. DufT, to
whom we owe so much for the
building of a structure that will
give the outside world an oppor
tunity to learn that we have a city
of considerable magnitude, as
they pass to and fro on the Oma-ha-PIattsmouth-Nebraska
Kansas City Auto Route.
The men who have been guid
ing the progress of our beautiful
little city in past years and who
have filled it with magnificent
'business blocks and splendid resi
dence will not let opportunity
go by unutilized in the future.
'The many lovely and attractive
'homes, cultured society, hand
some churches, splendid schools,
fine streets, are tests of the
-spirit, character and enterprise
of our people in former years
Combining the generosity of na
ture with its wealth of modern
improvement, our city offers con-
tentment and prosperity to all j
wini uumc vkiimii our aies. me
altitude and latitude, the at-
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
One of the most enjoyable
convocations that the High school
has had was the one this morning.
Miss Mildred Cook, with Miss
Mollye Godwin accompanying,
rendered the following selection:
"Berceuse," from Jocelyn, by 13.
Godard; "Gavotte," in I) Minor,
3y C. C. Stearns; "Canzonctta,"
by V. Hollaender. Miss Cook plays
with charming simplicity and
grace for one so young and a
marked success in music -is
prophesied for her on tho violin.
Each number was lmnlly and en
thusiastically cheered by those
fortunate enough to hear these
beautiful numbers. Next Thurs
day we shall hear Waldemar
-Foennichsen in piano numbers.
Those who attended the inter-
to tr k? tfocd care of a good car. Have your
Painted or Varnishd each season. It will lengthen
its life and improve its appearance.
MAKE IT AS GOOD AS NEW!
mosphere, teluric " and climatic
condilions are such that it is a
real pleasure to live in Platts
mouth. Nature has especially en
dowed our city with everything
conducive to the health and hap
piness of mankind. All of these
things will be worthy of note by
the strangers who pass through
our city on the Omaha-Platts-mouth-Nebraska
City Auto Route,
which has been made possible by
the erection of the Platte river
auto and wagon bridge.
As a result of the completion
of the Platte river bridge, already
we have heard many visitors to
our city remark that Plattsmouth
was destined to be one of the
principal residence cities in the
west. Our location is particularly
inviting to the "sure-enough",
home-seeker, who is looking for'
healthfulness, refinement and
congenial neighbors. There is no
more "nature-favored" spot in
Nebraska in which to buy or build
a home than in Plattsmouth.
The invitation is extended to all
who expect to follow the Star of
Empire in its westward course to
wards the sun-kissed waves of
the blue Pacific, or who are pass
ing from the northern lakes to
ward the Gulf of Mexico, to tarry
in Plattsmouth at least long
enough to look our city over and
learn the many possibilities in
store for all who are seeking new
homes or have capital to invest in
that which will insure safe and
In our efforts to bUild up a
larger city, increase our popula
tion by inducing more manufac
luring enterprises to locate here,
we should throw aside all feeling
of animosity and all join hands
in a desperate effort to carry out
the true meaning of "See Platts
mouth Succeed." All hale to the
promoters of an enterprise that
we believe is destined to benefit
Plattsmouth so much, and may
the efforts of Messrs. Pollock and
Duff prove profitable to them, as
well as to all pood citizens who
aesire to see energy ana enter-
class basketball games a week or
two ago will certainly not miss
the games that are to be pulled
off next Saturday night at Coates'
hall. This time Union and Platts
mouth High schools are to be the
rivals and the contest will be one
fought out till the last minute.
The local team has not yet been
selected. If you want to en
courage your home boys in a good,
clean, manly sport, come out and
give them the benefit of your
W. T. Richardson of Mynnrd
was here yesterday, the first time
since his serious injury in the M.
P. wreck on October 15. Mr.
Richardson gets about very slowly
with crutches, as his right arm,
which was broken at the wrist, is
of little help to him in handling a
Tied Warner returned
Omaha last evening.
You take no chances with
us. We are experts in our
line and do only first-class
AUTO, CARRIAGE AND SIS PAINTER
I- Special Correspondence.
Miss Etta Sorick of Lincoln
spent Sunday with her parents
Al Bauer was in Omaha Tues
day. Mr. and Mrs. John Scheel and
daughter, Elsie, visited friends at
Western, Neb., over Sunday.
Henry Tool and son, Kenneth,
returned last week from a trip to
Miss Clara Scheel had the mis
fortune to fall against the stove
at school, burning her hands
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jones and
sons, Harold and Everett, of
Council Bluffs, spent Sunday with
Louis Amgwert and family.
Matt Thimgan and wife, Ed
Thimgan, wife and daughter,
Florence, and Miss Selma Thim
gan were in Lincoln last Thursday
attending the funeral of the 15-inonths-old
child of Mr. and Mrs.
Fogg. Mrs. ' Fogg was formerly
Miss Elva Thimgan of this place.
Mr. Morgan spent Sunday with
his family in Lincoln.
Mrs. Henry Gakemier and
daughter were in Omaha on Tuesday.
Mrs. Charles Lett of Council
Bluffs spent several days here last
week visiting relatives.
Miss Selma Branckle was in
Omaha a few days last week at
tending the teachers' meeting and
also visiting relatives.
The Christmas club met last
Thursday afternoon with Mrs
Emma Davis. At a seasonable
hour a dainty luncheon was
served, which consisted of fruit,
salad, cake, cocoa and cream
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Tool were
shopping" in Omaha Tuesday.
Misses Thorpe and Giescker
spent Friday and Saturday in
Omaha attending the teachers'
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lett of
Council Bluffs and Mrs. Rose
Wait ate Sunday dinner with John
Amgwert and family.
Mrs. Schiller and Mrs. Marie
Swartz of Omaha attended the
funeral of their uncle, Charles
Backemeycr, which was held here
Saturday. They returned to their
home on No. 14 Saturday.
Our new slore opened Saturday
and even if the atmosphere was
quite frigid they had sevcra
customers. Mr. and Mrs. Beal
are all round business people and
we heartily wish them all kinds of
success in our city. Will Boelt
ers and Harry Gillespie's smiling
faces will be seen from behind the
counters as clerks.
Dr. Neely of Elmwood was call
ed over here Tuesday morning to
see Merle McDonald, whom we are
sorry to say is very weak.
Charles and Frank Glaubits and
their father were passengers to
Omaha Tuesday on No. 18.
Mr. John Scheel will leave No
vember 2(1 for New York, where he
"ill board- the steamer George
Washintgon for Germany, lie has
three brothers in the Fatherland
whom he has not saw for twenty
eight years. He will be gone
about three months.
Tuesday was the day chosen as
a wedding day by Miss Verna
Rush of this place and Mrs
James Brill ian of Lincoln. About
l o'clock they, with a jolly crowd
of friends, journeyed to the depot
Tho friends had their pockets t.U
ed with rice and intended to see
they got started all right. But ns
lime passed on and no I rain came
in sight to carry them to Lincoln
where the marriage was to occur
inquiries were made and the agen
informed them there had been an
accident and didn't think No. 13
would make the run. They then
decided to have the liveryman
take them to Wabash, which he
did shortly after, starling amid
showers of rice and good wishes
with their baggage well decorated
with old shoes. The bride wore
a beautiful dress of blue chif
ion panama ana looked very
charming. She is the second old
est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Rush and has grown to
young womanhood in our midst
and we congratulate Mr. Brittian
on securing her for his wife. Mr
Brittian made this place his home
during the summer three years
ago and won many friends, and
of course, he has made frequent
visits here since. He has a good
position on the Burlington and is
a young man whom any girl might
be proud of. After a few days
visit with his parents at Rokeby,
Neb., they will commence house
keeping in Lincoln.
Charles Backemeycr was born
in Prussia - September 29, 1845
and died at his home in this city
on last Thursday, November 9
1911, aged 66 years, 1 month and
12 days. He came to America In
18C5, and stayed for a few years,
when he again returned to his
Fatherland, where he was married
to Miss Caroline Hier in 1874. A
year later they came to America
and to this county, settling on a
farm west of town, where they
ived until a few years ago, when
they decided to mako Murdock
their home. He was the father of
five children, vho are, Fred,
Henry and William Backemeyer,
all of whom live near here on
farms; Mrs. Mary Fulmer of near
Greenwood, Neb., and Miss Em
ma, who lives at home. Besides
these children, he leaves his wife,
seven grand-children and two
brothers. Mr. Backemeyer's
death was not unexpected, al
though rather sudden, as on Wed
nesday he had walked to the post-
office for his mail. About three
weeks ago he suffered a stroke
of paralysis, from which he never
fully recovered and the Death
Angel came as he was preparing
to partake of the morning meal
Mr. Backemeyer was a kind and
loving husband and father and a
friend to everyone. Funeral serv
ices were held on Saturday after
noon at 2 o'clock at the German
church in this city. Rev. C. W.
Boellers delivering the sermon,
after which tho body was laid to
rest in Callahan cemetery to await
the ressurreclion day.
Backache, Headache, Nervousness
and rheumatism, both In men and
women, mean kidney trouble. Do
not allow it to progress Deyond
the reach of medicine, but stop it
promptly with Foley Kidney Pills.
They regulato the action of the
urinary organs. Tonic in action,
quick in results. For sale by F.
G. Fricko & Co.
Frank Swoboda will lake notice;
that on the 9th day of November,
1911, M. Archer, a justice of the
peace for Cass County, Nebraska,
issued an order of attachment for
the sum of $65.35, in an action
pending before him, wherein tho
Omaha Iron Store Company is
plaintiff and Frank Swoboda, de
fendant, that property of the de
fendant, consisting of wagon
tongue, fellows, spokes, rims,
singletrees, painted and plain,
neckyokes, doubletrees, bolsters,
buggy tongues, horseshoes, buggy
spokes, plow handles and numer
ous other articles of merchandise
have been attached under said
order. Said cause was continued
until the 4th day of January, 1912,
at 9 o'clock A. M.
Omnha Iron Store Company,
By D. 0. Dwyer,
J. F. Parker, 2021 No. 10th St., Ft.
Smith, Ark., says that ho had
taken many kinds of kidney medi
cine, but did not get belter until
he took Foley Kidney Pills. No
matter how long you have had
kidney trouble, you will find quick
and permanent benefit by tho use
of Foley Kidney Pills. Start tak
ing them now. For sale by F. G.
Fricko A Co.
Two-passanger Ford Automo
bile, In good repair, just over
hauled and repainted; will sell for
1175.00, if taken within tho nexl
week. This is a snap.
J. E. Mason.
Itch! Itch! Itch I Scratch I
Scratch l Scratch! The more you
scratch the worse the itch. Try
Doan's Ointment. It cures piles,
eczema, any skin itching. All
druggists sell it.
oiiicnt You Uont Thorn
iHE Pilot Acetelyne Gas
matic in operation and requires no attention what
ever. Every lhjht is started with an electric spark.
which does away with
makes it impossible to open a gas jet without the gas being
ignited at the tip.
This machine makes gas just as it is needed and posi
tively no more. This it m alone is a great saving over other
machines that have a different style of mixing, which leaves
a quantity of gas in the resivoir, which loses its burning qual
ities the longer it stands.
Gas from this machine can be run to any of our out
buildings. This is absolutely the only machine that is giving
perfect satisfaction at nil times and under all conditions with
out any extra expense after installation. This machine can
be seen any time at our store.
FREE IF II FAILS
Your Money Back If You Are Not
Satisfied With the Medicine
We are so positive that our
remedy will permanently relieve
constipation, no matter how
chronic it may be, that we offer to
furnish the medicine at our ex
pense should it fail to produce
It is worse than useless to at
tempt to cure constipation with
cathartic drugs. Laxatives or
.nlhnrliP0 H miinh harm Thpv
vwavaaita viva m aiuv i-v i r
cause a reaction, irritate and
weaken the bowels and tend to
make constipation more chronic.
Besides, their use becomes a
habit that is dangerous.
Constipation is caused by a
weakness of the nerves and
muscles of the large intestine or
descending colon. To expect per
manent relief you must therefore
tone up and strengthen these or
gans and restore them to
We want you to try Rexall Or
derlies on our recommendation.
They are execdingly pleasant to
lake, being eaten like candy, and
are ideal for children, delicate
persons, and old folks, as well as
for I he robust. They act directly
on the nerves and muscles of the
bowels. They apparently have a
neutral action on other associate
organs or glands. They do not
purge, cause excessive looseness,
nor create any inconvenience
whatever. They may be taken at
nny lime, day or night. They will
positively relieve chronic or hab
itual constipation, if not of sur
gical variety, and the myriads of
associate or dependent chrome
ailments, if taken with regularity
for a reasonable length of time.
12 tablets, 10 cents; 30 tablets,
25 renls; 0 tablets, 50 cents. Sold
in Plattsmouth only at our store
The Rexall Store. F, G. Fricke
Meets With Accident.
N. C. llalmes of Weeping Water
came to Plaltfiinoulh yesterday in
his car to participate in the good
roads meeting, and brought his
family to visit relatives. On de
parting for his home in the after
noon, and while going at a lively
rate of speed, he met a party of
good roads boosters motoring to
this city, and in turning out he
ran his car on a sleep bank, caus
ing one of the axels of the ma
chine to bo bent. He returned
here for repairs and remained
A MAIL CARRIER'S LOAD
Seems heavier where he has a
weak back and kidney trouble.
Fred Duehren, Mail Carrier at
Atchison, Kas., says: "I havo
been bothered with kidney and
bladder trouble and had a severe
pain across my back. Whenever
I carried a heavy load of mail, my
kidney trouble increased. Rome
time ago, I started taking Foley
Kidney Pills and since taking
them I havo gotten entirely rid of
all my kidney trouble and am as
sound now as ever. For salo by
F. G. Fricke Si Co.
Ranch for Sale or Trade.
840-acre ranch in Garfield
county, Nebraska, 3V4 miles from
Burwell, tho county seat. Will
sell or trado for Plattsmouth city
property. For particulars call at
Machine is entirely auto
the use of matches, and also
Lincoln Commercial Club Here.
The Commercial club of Lincoln,
was represented at the good roads
meeting by some of the leading'
business men of the capital city
namely: W. S. Wittcn, president;
Senator W. A. Sellick, Simon
Mayer, and ex-Senator J. E. Miller
of the Arm of Miller & Paine,
These gentlemen were all deeply
interested in tho opening of the
new Pollock-Duff bridge, and -stated
that whatever benefited any
considerable portion of the state
should be encouraged by the
whole state. The presence of
these gentlemen was much ap
preciated by the Plattsmouth
u,lmmlcll "uu. "u " Bimj
n i l i..w .1 ii..:. fc
in the city was made as pleasant
A HOUSEHOLD MEDICINE
That stops coughs quickly and
cures colds is Foley's Honey and
Tar Compound. Mrs. Anna Pel
er, 2520 Jefferson St., So. Oman,
Neb., says: "I can recommend
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound
as a sure cure for coughs and
colds. It cured my daughter of a
bad cold and my neighbor, Mrs.
Benson, cured herself and her
wholo family with Foley's Honey
and Tar Compound. Everyone in
our neighborhood speaks highly
of it." For sale by Fricko & Co.
Has Thumb 8maahed.
John Grebe, a Burlington em
ploye, working in the steel car
shop, had the misfortune this
morning to have his right thumb
smashed. The accident occurred
about 9 o'clock while Mr. Grebe
was working on a steel car. He
got his thumb between a rachet
and a car door. He went to the
surgeon and had his injury dress
ed and will have to lay off for
Cures baby's croup. Willie's
daily cuts ami bruises, mamma's
sore throat, grandma's lameness
Dr. Thomas' Eclectic Oil the
great household remedy.
To the fut'iticf -mnn or lady
who brings us the largest num
her of eggs between November 9
nnd December 9 wo will give
sack of Plairisifter Flour. When
you bring us your eggs don't for
get that we pay the highest mar
ket price for same.
Hatt A Son.
To feel strong, have good ap
petite and digestion, sleep sound
ly and enjoy life, use Burdock
Blood Bitters, the great system
tonic and builder.
Attend the Celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Seyhert of
Cullom were in the city yesterday
and' spent the day, taking in the
celebration of the opening of the
new bridge. While in the city Mr.
and Mrs. Seybert were guests of
Mrs. Seybert's brother; George R.
Sayles and family, and other rela
tives. A lazy liver leads to chronio
dyspepsia and constipation
weakens the wholo system. Doan's
Regulets (25 cents per box) cor
rect the liver, tone the stomach,
Frank Gobclman was called . to
the metropolis this morning' on
business of importance.
Highest price paid for
ail kinds of poultry.
Hatt Produoe Co
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