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No man in the civilized
world but would be more than
pleased with a Manhattan shirt
for Christmas. Manhattan shirts
and Holeproof sox are really two
essentials to every man's ward
robe. We have special Christmas
showings of both these lines, in
all the latest patterns and shades.
Manhattans $1.50 Up
Holeproof Hose $1.50 Up
C. E. Vescott's Sons
ALWAYS THE HOME OF SATISFACTION
K. P. Election of Officers.
At the regular annual election
of officers of Crescent Lodge No.
ill, Knights, of Pylfiias, at Elm
wood, the following were elected:
Chancellor commander, Louis F.
Languors!; vice chancellor, A. G.
Reid; prelate, Henry Irons; master-at-arms,
L. J. Van Fossen;
keeper of records and seals, E. J.
Elect Ruling Elder.
At a meeting of the congrega
tion of the First Presbyterian
church last night, at which a rul
ing elder was to he elected, Henry
Zuckwciller was unanimously
elected tn (111 that important, position.
When a fond parent excused his
son for a perverse I rick, saying it
was a small matter, Solon, the
great philosopher, replied: "Yes,
but custom i a great one." The
best, custom for children to ac
quire is to report to their parents
even the slightest, irregularity
I hey notice in the functions of
I heir body. A good custom is to
give in every such indisposition
Triner's American Elixir of Bitter
Wine. The parents should also
use it in constipation, dull, recur
rent headache, in pains in the
stomach and intestines, in hack
ache, in loss of appetite, in
nervousness and sleeplessness, in
rheumatism, in jaundice and
many skin eruptions, in discom
fort after eating, eructations and
flatulence. In diseases of the
stomach it often effects surpris
ingly quick results. At drug
stores. Jos. Triner, 1333-1339
-So. Ashland Ave., Chicago, III.
Medical advice by mail gratis. ,
Returns From New York.
George K. Dovey, senior mem
ber of the firm of E. G. Dovey &
Son, returned Tuesday over the M.
P. from a month's stay in New
York. Mrs. Dovey remained in
New York as a guest of her
daughter, Miss Alice. Mrs. Dovey
and her daughter will sail for
Europe early in January, the plan
having been slightly altered after
Mrs. Dovey's arrival in New York.
Mr. Dovey returns from his visit
looking the picture of health, be
having enjoyed his vacation very
much. While in New Y'ork he pur
chased a large amount of stock
for the store, which has arrived
and is on sale.
New Janitor for Coates' Block.
Mr. Ilenner, who has had charge
of the janitor work of the Coates'
block for some time, resigned bis
position a few days since, and
last Tuesday morning Christ
Gobelinan assumed charge. Mr.
Gobelman is a capable man and
will always be found on the job,
is courteous and obliging, as was
his predecessor, and the tenants
of the building will find him a
pleasant gentleman to deal with.
Oranges Selling Rapidly.
llighl now, when everyone
would like oranges for Christmas,
the window of the grocery depart
ment of E. G. Dovey & Son's store
is a sight to gladden the heart.
This lucious fruit for 15 cents a
dozen at this season of the year is
remarkable. It, is of tine quality,
too. If you doubt it, examine for
E. J. Purinton and wife of Lin
coln arrived last evening to visit
Mrs. Purinton's brother, L. F.
Trimpe and wife, until this after
noon, when they returned to their
home. Mrs. Trimpe accompanied
her guests to Omaha, going on the
Claus Speck at Riley Bar.
Glaus Speck has accepted a per
manent position as bartender at
the Hi ley hotel bar for L. J. Rus
sel. where his numerous firends
will find him in the future, ever
ready and willing to dish up your
favorite beverage in (hat good obi
Speck way. Claus is a good man
and will prove a valuable assist
ant for Mr. Ilussel.
AT OLD KENOSHA
Mary Ann and Josiar Wakeup's
Visit to Ole Kenoshy on
"Ma, hustle arouu' an' git your
supper cleared away; we're goin'
to have eomp'ay tonight. I saw
Jim Hodges in town this after
noon, an' I lole him we'd jist come
back from a visit to ole Cass
county, an' be said him an Mariar
would be over tonight to hear
about our trip.
"Hello, Jim; howdy do, Mariar.
Come right in. Let me take your
shawl, Mariar. Jim, draw up that
cheir. Marjar, take this rocker.
Ma. fetch me that sack of 'corn
cake' an' my new cob pipe, so as
Jim an' me can enjoy a smoke to
gether, while we tell 'em about
our trip. Wal, we landed at Ed
die's on Tuesday evenin' 'afore
Thanksgivin'. I'd seed in the
IMaltsnioulb Journal about the
goose dinner to be at ole Kenoshy
an' I told Mary Ann I was goin' to
he there shore as I went to Cass
county. Eddie, he was busy
shuckiu' corn an' said him an'
Nellie couldn't go very well, but
Ma and me could take the hoss an'
buggy an' go as well as not.
Thanksgivin' mornin' was fair, so
we sot out, bright an' early. We
had to stop several limes an' in
quire the way, so many new roads
had opened up since we left there.
We finally pulled in an' hitched at,
the little white church that was a
stranger tc us. The services had
already bein, but we went in an'
took a seal a leetle to the rear of
the church, an' shore 'nuff, there
was that, red-headed chap occupin'
the pulpit. He looked back at us
an' grinned, fur be knowd mo an'
Ma the minute we stepped in. Wal,
sir, Jim, I was astonished! I reck'n
I had my mouth open; Ma said I
did, to hear that boy preach. I al
low a feller never knows what he's
raisin" his boys fur. Uncle Jim
mie Taylor used to say that Billy
was cut out, fur sonielhin' mor'n
swiniinin" an' flshin'. I peered
aroun' an' spied Ivan White, an'
right up in front set Uncle George
Shi-adcr. I tell you (he ole friends
are like myself gel I in' purly silvery-headed.
Arler meet in' was
over me an' Ma spent as much as
a half hour shakin' bans wild this
mi an' that un. There was Frank
Moore an' El tie Patterson. I call
'er El lie Pallerson, fur her an
Frank were little shavers when' I
lived down there. Frank lole me
lie bad a whole lot of girls. I tole
him he'd be paid nil' in sou-in-laws
some of lliese days.
"Wal, a lot of us old fellers
lined up on one side of the table.
I jisl lei Ma, there, look arler her
self. She was bavin' a good time
with the ide neighbors. I could
hear her laughin' now an' then,
but to tell (he truth, I was a doin'
so much of it myself I couldn't
hear anybody else. It seemed to
me everybody in Hie whole country
was I here. Lots of strange faces,
an' lots that wan't slrange. Arler
dinner I tole Ivan to lei's drive
down to the ole ferry landin'
where Mack F. Haygood used to
live. On the way 1 asked him if
he remembered who used to run
the ferry, an' he said, Billy Frans.
I asked him what bad become of
Billy. He tide me he was livin'
at l.'n ion, a lillle (own some the
inili-s south of Kenoshy. I wonder
if Billy is as big a hand for corn
bread as he used to be? He was a
reglar ole Kentuckyian fur corn
bread. He alius enjoyed runnin'
1 1 - The Christmas Slore for MeiTj
Christmas stocks in splendid
readiness here, brim full of prac
tical suggestions; you'll kind this the most in
teresting holiday store for men you've ever
visited. Fine House Coats $6.00; Silk Neck
wear 25c, 35c, 50c and 75; 'Accordeon Knit
Ties 50c and $1.00; Silk Hosiery, boxed as you
want them, 50c the pair; Interwoven and Ever
wear Hosiery in holiday boxes; Mufflers 50c to
$3; Gloves 50c to $5.00. Many other items of
us boys about our sweethearts, an'
could crack as many jokes as the
"Ivan tole me about everybody
that lived in the neighborhood at
the time I lived there; said (hat
Bobbie Fitch lived about a mile
an' a half from the church, but
I didn't have time to go to see him
fur the day was entirely too short.
an' I just hurried aroun' an' saw
as many as I could. We drove
along at a smart trot, an' passed
the ole homestead where Uncle
Tom Campbell used to live; then
on down the road to the ole
Brown place. An' to my surprise,
when we baited, there was Lig an'
his sister, Gustavie, to meet mo
with a hearty welcome. Lig got in
an' we all three drove on down to
Kenoshy. Humph I 'Pon my word,
the very hills bad oul-growd me.
Nothin' looked nateral. The draw
where us boys usler chase rab
bits has widened an' deepened till
a man couldn't ni cross it any
where with a hoss. Hagood's
bouse was gone an' anolher'n was
in ils place, owned and occupied
by a man by the name of Beil. I
don't know him at all. We tied
up an' walked down. to the river.
II, too, bad changed. Some (daces
had filled up Willi bars, an' others
dug out by the channel. I asked
Lig if he remembered how we
usela cross on the ice, a lot of us,
rabbit hunt in'. We come on back
up to Lig's an' slopped fur a
while. Guslie looked real naler ,
only Time had scattered snow
flakes in her hair. I guess the ole
chap took his spite out on Lig,
fur besides seal term' snowflakes,
he blowed out hair, Hakes an' all,
leavin' Lig but a remnant of what
was once the pride of his heart.
"Jim, I must tell ye the joke on
me an' Lig. It happened when
we was jisl a startin' out amongst
the gals. There was a couple of
good-lookin' gals livin' about
three or four miles away, so wo
concluded we'd go over one even
in'. An' we did. The next week
we (hough! we'd try our luck agin.
So we asked 'em if they keered if
we come back agin, an' they .said,
'II Dad don't keer. We don't
know what he'll say. He don't
wan I us to keep conip'ny, but you
boys come on I ill be raises cane
with us.' The next Wednesday
nifilil we booked ole Sam an' Hube
lo (he sled an' slicked up in our
Sunday best, an' sol out to see
Bel lie an' Millie. The night was
one of tliein slill, clear, moonlight
nights, so cold that the runners
sung a tune on I he hard snow. We
pulled up to Hie fence, lied, Ih row
ed Hie blankets on Hie mules an'
wcnl in. The girls had I heir
banns all frizzed ami looked like
Iwo pink piiiies, their cheeks was
so red. I could lell by Lig's
haw-haw that if ole Farmer
Snooks didn't interfile be was lia
ble o be shy a gal some day. Of
course Lig can lell you what lie
thought about me. We all set
aroun' the kilchen lire an et ap
ples an' popcorn till presently we
heard the ole gentleman poundin'
on Hie floor up stairs, an' hollerin'
down, 'Gals, it's 10 o'clock.' We
purleuded not to bear. Purly
soon, whack! whack! whack! went
the ole gent agin. Slill we didn't
lake the hint. In about fifteen
minutes we heard boot-heels on
the stair steps. We didn't wait
fur another announcement, but
grabbed our caps an' coats an'
made fur the door. I beat, Lig an'
got there first, an' jist as ho
slammed the door behind him he
caught his coat-tail on a nail, an'
r-r-r-rip she went! Haw! bawl
haw! We never slopped Hie jump
till we was initio sled an' layin'
the hud onto ole Sam an' Hube
about, right. Laugh? I guess I
did for mor'n a week. Lig he
bound me not to tell it, on him, but
reckon be don't keer now. We
neither one bad grit enough lo go
back, an that's why Lig never got
"Wal, we went back lo the
church an' visited awhile an' then
it was time (o go."
"Now, Josiar, let. me tell my
part of the story. I enjoyed the
dinner, the glad faces of nle-time
friends, but the best of all was the
sermon. How my ole heart re
joiced, an' how my rejoicin' run
down my cheeks in tears. The
last song I hey sung w as, 'Blest
Be the Tie That Binds.' I had a
mind to break out arler they was
thru au' sing:
'Should ole acquaintance be
An' never hrot to mind?
Should ole acquaintance be
An' days of ole Lang Zinc.'
"But I didn't. I thot mchhe
some folks would think I'd best to
keep slill. I can tell ye if I'm
alive an' well, next year I'm a
"Yes, an' so am I. Jim, you an'
Mariar go along with us, we'll
have a grand ole time."
"All right, ir nothin' happens,
Handkerchiefs solve the problem of
inexpensive Christmas gifts as nothing
Dainty lace trimmed and em
broidened handkerchiefs at 50 and 75c
are to be found here with handkerchiefs
at all prices down to children's plain
hem stitched handkerchiefs at 25c per
A fine value we are offering you in
a suede handkerchief case with dozen
handkerchiefs for $3.00.
The best way to find out what bar
gains are offered is to come and look
them over, and the best time to look
them over is the morning.
"Come, wife, it's time we was
"Come again,. Jim, you an'
Mariar. Good-night to ye."
Rev. Burgess Better.
Canon Burgess, who has been
quite sick for some weeks, is re
ported better today and his many
friends will be glad to know that
lie is doing as well as could bo
Will Build Ice House.
Kunsinann & Hainge have the
lumber on the ground for a new
ice house, which they will con
struct on Granite street, between
Sixth and Seventh. The carpenter
work will be done by Richards &
Peters ami will be pushed right,
along and completed in lime for
Hie iee harvest in January.
Gets Voucher for Work.
Con nly Surveyor Fred Patter-,
son has just received a voucher
from Superintendent of Construc
tion Major C. F. Cramer of Coun
cil Bluffs covering the payment
for the work done some time ago.
in checking up the levels on the
new postolllce building. At tha
lime Mr. Patterson did the work
his figures were forwarded to
Washington along with some
doubls of the Major as to the cor
rectness of the levels made by Mr
Patterson. The figures made at
that time were afterward ro
verilled by the surveyor with an
instrument furnished by the gov
ernment and the first figures con
firmed. Mr. Patterson feels a
slight degree of elation at having
his work approved by so high an
authority, as well as to receivo
I he further approval by a sub
stantial reward for bis work.
Mrs. Livingston Injured.
Mrs. Dr. T. P. Livingston re
ceived quite serious injury on last
Friday by being thrown from a
buggy, since which lime she has
been confined to her home. Iier
recovery from Hie elTeels of her
fall is not as rapid as could be
Witnesses Street Car Accident.
John Halt returned from Oma
ha on No. 2i today, and as ho
came to the Burlington station at
Omaha he witnessed a street car
collision at Tenth and Farnam
streels which resulted in (ho
serious injury of tho motorman
on one of the cars.
The quicker a cold is gotten rid
of the less the danger from pneu
monia and other serious diseases.
Mr. B. W. L. Hall of Waverly, Va.,
says: "I firmly believe Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy lo be abso
lutely the best preparation on the
market for colds. I have recom
mended it lo my friends and they
all agree with me." For sale bv
F. G. Fricke & Co.
Loss Settled Yestorday.
John Hall & Son had their loss
by fire adjusted Monday, receiving
yesterday, through G. R. Sayles.,
local agent for (he insurance
company, a check for $53. Mr.
li.u i ...
nan ami son are well pleased
wilb Hie prompt, manner in which
I hi1 company and Mr. Sayles ad
justed Ibis loss and greatly ap
preciate ho courlesy of both and
Hie gentlemanly manner in which
I hey transact, business. Messrs,
Halt and son have began repairing
the house, and will, cover th
building wilh melal and make It
as nearly (Ire-proof as possible.
Will Have Bout Friday.
Some of the local sports ara
anticipating seeing a good wrestl
ing match Friday night, when Jess
Pedersen, Hie Danish wrestler,
and Jess Weslegaard g"o to tho
mat in the Auditorium at Omaha,
Pedersen came lo this country to
get a malch with Gnleh and may
do so laler. There are several
preliminary matches for Friday
evening before Hie big event i
KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH HOMEl
When the family is separated by business trips to
distant visits, the Bell Telephone keeps them in touch
with one another. Nearly everywhere you travel you
will find the "Bell," like an old friend, there to meet you.
There is something cold and bloodless about a letter. It
carries only expressionless words. The telephone reproduces
your voice, just as you speak, for hundreds of miles.
M. BRANTNKR, Plattsmouth Manager,
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