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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 21, 1911)
A Few Thoughts on the Matter of
Tlic Cliritinas to -gi ing sea
son is annually Hie occasion of
iHueh line-spun argument anions
our moral i-1 s concerning the in
luence of loys. "A few years ago
it was seriously argued that the
prevalence of the Teddy bear was
destroying the maternal instinct
;wnong girls. To this it might be
replied that as wicked nurses and
heartless parents long held the
fdiild heart in terror by threats
fcJial the bears would eat I hem up,
so a social service was rendered
when the youngsters were per
suaded to loot at the bear as a
friend. This may be regarded as
)r( icularly true, now that a
Niltivalion of antipathy for bears
i no longer necessary lor i in
survival of I lie race.
An American rabbi some years
urn tried to persuade the Xureni
btirg toy-makers to give up mak
ing tin soldiers, which he felt
traded to love of mililarisin. How
ever, admiral ion of soldier life is
a disease every boy catches, and it
may be useful to get, it over early,
like the measles.
The serious misfortune of Toy
land is thai so many parents of
small means feel I hat, they must
buy expensive toys to make the
children happy. After all it is the
simple toy that lasts. In a few
days the 85 mechanical steam
boat will be in the junk barrel,
while the boy will be playing wilh
his 25-cenl carl. And the doll
the little girl takes to bed is not
the French creation that winks
and smiles, but ugly old Hannah,
the home-made darling of rags.
At the annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Mauley Co
operative drain association of
Mauley, which was hold on Mon
day, December IS. makes a most
excellent showing as to the
amount of business transacted by
this association for the year end
ing November .10, ISM i, as follows:
Wheat ', 40
Shelled corn . .
Total. . .
Profits for the
('.ash on hand
3, IT) 3
at first of
V. H. Fssick, Manager.
Lightning Kills Few.
In lSXKi lightning killed only
llil) people in this whole country.
One's chances of death by lightn
ing are less than two in a million.
The chance of death from liver,
kidney or stomach trouble is vast
ly greater, but not if Electric Bit
(ers he used, as Robert Madsen, of
West Burlington, la., proved
Four doctors gave him up after
eight months of suffering, from
virulent, liver trouble and yellow
jaundice, lie was Iben complete
ly cured by Electric Bitltcrs.
They're the best, stomach, liver,
nerve and kidney remedy and
blood purifier on earth. Only 50c
at F. d. Fricke & Co.
Saved His Wife's Life.
"My wife wn'jlu have been in
hfr grave today," writes O. II.
Brown, of Muscadine, Ala., "if it
had not been for Dr. King's New
Discovery. She was down in her
bod, mil, able to gel up without
help. She had a severe bronchial
trouble and a dreadful cough. I
jrot her a bottle of Dr. King's New
Discovery, and she soon began to
lend, and was well in a short
time." Infallible for coughs and
eolds, it's the most reliable rem
edy oh earth for desperate lung
trouble, hemorrhages, lagrippe,
asthma, hay fever, croup and
whooping cough. 50c and 91.00.
Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by
F. O. Fricke & Co.
When In need of typewriter
supplies call at the Journal office.
In County Court.
From Wednesday's Dalu.
In the county court yesterday a
hearing was had and the evidence,
taken in the probate of the will
of S. A. Brit Man, a former resi
dent of the western part of the
The court, was engaged today in
a hearing on the petition for (he
granting of administration in tin
estate of William Hargraves, who
died many years ago. The peti
tion alleged that the property
possessed by the decedent at the
time of his death was his home
stead, and asked for the short
form of administration.
The Hen Industry. j
The hen industry is subject to ,
tluet nations and periods of de- i
pression the same as all other j
business enterprises. Eggs are j
now selling for 3(1 cents per (
dozen. Several months ago Iheyj
sold at (I cents per dozen. When
they were selling at the latter i
price there was a reason for it.
Canadian reciprocity was then
pending and the American hens
determined to show to the world
that they could successfully com
pete with the hens of Canada and
to do so they opened up every
available avenue of supply. Even
pullets that were thought too
young were pressed into service
and they began to aid the old
dames in piling up eggs until the
supply exceeded the demand and
it brought down the price. The
Canadian hens merely smiled at
the extra efforts the Americans
were putting forth. They knew
well and good that they could not
compete with the American hens
and therefore went along uncon
cernedly .singing their lay ami
laying their eggs. Canadian reci
procity was defeated ami then the
merican hens held a convention
it Eggville and agreed that, they
had worked very hard during the
summer and would therefore take
lay-oil" for a lime. Laying down
eir burdens and refusing to lay
eggs caused the demand to exceed
ie supply and up went the price
f eggs. In the meanwhile the
roosters held a convention at
Rooslerville and determined that
they, too, would take a rest, until
early next spring. Now you will
understand why eggs were down
in price last summer and are now
up in price as w inter is' upon us.
A Terrible Blunder
to neglect liver trouble. Never do
it. Take Dr. King's New Life Pills
on the first sign of constipation
biliousness or inactive bowels and
prevent, virulent indigestion.
jaundice or gall stones. They
regulate liver, stomach and bow
els and build up your health. Only
25c at F. Ci. Fricke & Co.
For Typewriter ribbons cail at
the Journal office.
You will save minutes and
money by visiting our store.
OUR NEW HOLIDAY STOCK
offers in great variety really desirable and useful
presents for people of all ages, and is a most popu
lar stock in every respect, because of its choice se
lections, trustworthy values and fair prices.
A Few Selections:
Handsome Gold Watches
Lockets and Chains
Bracelets and Rings
Hand Painted China
Watchmaker and Jeweler
(Special Correspondence.) 4 j
The piano at John Slradley's
hall will he sidd at unction Sat
urday. Mrs. Mike Kelly, who hurt her
self ahout a week ago. is reported
as nut any lietter.
The auctions at Fd Metcalfe's
store are heing well attended and
there are some good liargains.
A program and basket supper
will he given Friday evening at the
school house, two miles west of
Itev. Reynolds, pastor of the M.
F. church, will he married to Miss
Fdith Sheppard at Lincoln De
A line program was rendered
last Thursday evening at the
literary, after which a box supper
was held. The box supper brought
about .15.50. There were several
very pretty boxes.
Several , Christmas programs
are being prepared this week. The
school program will be given on
Friday. The Christian church
will give their program on Satur
day evening. On Sunday evening
the Methodist church will give
John Armstrong has returned
from his trip to Ashland. Kas. He
acted the great nimrod by killing
a buffalo on the ranch of Frank
Rockefeller, brother of John 1.
Rockefeller. Mr. Armstrong ex
presses himself as being well
pleased with the country.
WHEN YOU THINK OF
as the place to make your selections. The largest line of Christ
mas Goals to be found in the city, is now on display. Mauy very
beautiful gifts, ranging in price
RANGING IN PRICE UP TO $4.00
Christmas Post Cards Christmas Candies
General Line of Toys and Holiday Goods.
Pay us a visit before you buy.
dottle, unassuming in bin
dealings wilh his fellow men, he
was one whose absence in the life
of this community will be sadly
missed and to those who had(he
pleasure of his acipiainlanceship
the loss will be doubly heavy, for
a more loyal mend than lie was
never met, on life's rough and
ragged road. F.raslus If. Booth,
with his kindly smile and gentle
greeting thai never failed to re
ward those that passed him by,
endeared him to the people of the
cilv. For eighteen years he was
a faithful employe of the Burling
ton railroad and no task that was
given him failed to find him ready
and willing to complete the labor,
and it was not until the fatal ill
ness laid its gripping hand upon
him that he ceased his work. I hir
ing Hie last sickness he bore the
pain and suffering wilh fortitude
and awaited wilh patience the
calling of the Master to his final,
sweet, long red. To such a life
surely the reward will be great
and to the sorrowing widow it will
remain a beautiful picture on
memory's wall. The words of the
poet paying tribute to his depart
"d friend surely speaks of a life
"(ireen be the turf above you,
Friend of my former years.
None knew thee but to love thee,
None named thee but to praise."
"I had been troubled with con
stipation for two years and tried
all of the best physicians in Bris
tol, Tenn., and they could do noth
ing for me," writes Thos. E. Wil
liams, Middleboro, Ky. "Two
packages of Chamberlain's Stom
ach and Liver Tablets cured me."
For sale by F. 0. Fricke & Co,
The Way to Do Things.
We are greatly surprised that
the Y. M. C. A. fund has not, in
creased to the extent that it
should by this lime. The solicit
ing committee have been over
three weeks at work anil the
amount has not yet reached
SI, (Mill one-hair the sum to be
raised. Why our people are so
slow about the matter we are
unable to tell. Over in the little
village of Avoca, a town of about
300 inhabitants, needs a new
opera house, and came to the con
clusion they would have it. Two
weeks ago a subscription, paper
was started to raise the money for
this purpose, and up to the last
report $3,000 had been sub
scribed. Isn't (his .enough to
make the people of Plallsmnuth
ashamed of themselves? In two
weeks the little lovvn of Avoca has
raised $3,000, while our people
have been three weeks in raising
less than $1,000. flood for Avoca 1
Shame for Plallsnmuth!
Mr. Hlatt Better.
Moses lliall, who suffered from
a paralytic stroke a few nights
ago, was much belter yesterday
afternoon and was able to talk to
those about him. He was able lo
go lo I lio breakfast table this
morning, and his numerous
friends are hopeful of his entire
recoverv very soon.
When you have a cold get n
boljle of Chamberlain's Cough
Honiedy. It will soon fix you up
all right and w ill ward off any ten
dency toward pneumonia. This
remedy contains no opium or
other naroctic and may be given
as confidently to a baby as to an
adult, Sold by F. fi. Fricke & Co.
Fvery family has need of a
good, reliable liniment. For
sprains, bruises, soreness of the
muscles and rheumatic pain9
there is none belter than Cham
berlain's. Sold by F. CI. Fricke
When Are We Sick?
1 'ill this nue.slion before differ
ent people and you will receive
dill'erenl answers. The most
common reply will, no doubt,
read: "When our appetite weak
ens." This is the most correct
reply, because a total or partial
loss of appetite is one of the first
symptoms of approaching sick
ness. If we try, and succeed, to
regain our natural appetite, our
battle has been practically won. In
this respect we cannot recommend
a belter remedy than Triner's
American Flixir of Hitter Wine,
because it thoroughly cleans out
the intestines and thus expels all
waste matter which ferments
there ami causes painful gases. It
will stimulate the digestive organs
lo a healthy activity and will keep
Ihein active. In diseases of the
liver, the stomach, the bowels and
the blood you should give prefer
ence to inner s American raixir
of Bitter Wine, as also in ner
vousness, anemia, constant head
ache, rheumatic attacks and in fe
male pains. At drug stores. Jos.
Triner, 1333-1339 So. Ashland
Ave., Chicago, 111.
Will pay the market price for
hogs weighing from 80 to 150
pounds. See J. P. Falter, Coatcs'
"Had dyspepsia or indigestion
for years. No appetite, and what
I did eat distressed, me terribly
Burdock Blood'Bitlers cured me.'
J. II. Walker, Sumbury, Ohio.
For Sale. r
Don't slop coming after those
fine chickens. We had a big lot to
draw from. SI ill have several
left. The price is 50c each, pick
ing choice of pullets or eockrels.
J. M. Young, Fpper Chicago Avo.
Charles Homings and wife of
near Louisville came down on No.
i Ibis morning and will visit
Plaltsnioulh friends for a couple,
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 llrnily believe Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy to bo abso
lutely the best preparation on the
market for colds. I have recom
mended it to my friends and they
all agree with nie." For sale by
F. G. Fricke , Co.
Attend Their Uncle's Funeral.
Frank Shopp and wife and
Charles Shopp were called to
Lincoln this morning to attend
the funeral of the uncle of Mes
srs Shoop, L. J. Byer, who died
Monday very suddenly while down
lovvn. Charles stated to the Jour
nal that his uncle was in his usual
health when attacked by heart
(rouble, after walking to die busi
ness district and entering the
store of a nephew. Mr. Byer visit
ed in IMattsmouth some years
OPENING EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
SENSIBLE GIFTS FOR
When your feet are wet and
cold, and your body chilled
through and through from ex
posure, take a big dose of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy, bathe
your feet in hot wafer before go
ing to bed, and you aro almost
certain lo ward o(T a severe cold.
For sale by F. O. Fricke, & Co.
8 Miles South of Plattsmouth
(the Old Martin Farm)
has installed a Saw Mill on his place,
and is prepared to furnish hard lum
ber of all kinds and chunk wood.
GTAIl orders promptly filled, and
See our show window before making a pur
chasethey're filled with useful Christmas pre
sents; each article is marked with the price to
help you in making a selection:
Neckwear 25c to S1.00
Shirts. ' .. ..50c to $2.50
Gloves , 50c to $5.00
Scarf Pins 50c to $2.00
Cuff Links 25c to $1.00
and Pin $1.00 to $2.00
Pin and Tie Clasps 75c to $2.00
Interwoven Sox, the pair 25, 35 or 50c
U- 4pairinXmasbox.. $1.00
Interwoven pure silk sox, the pair 50c
Initial Linen Handkerchief. 25c
Linen Handkerchiefs 25, 35 and 50c
Everwear Guaranteed Sox, six pair in box , $1.50
Suspenders 50c to $1.00
Suspender Sets $1.25
Silk Mufflers 50c to $3.00
Knitted Mufflers 50c to $1.75
Smoking Jackets $5.00 to $G.50
Bath Robes ' $5.00
Fur Caps $3.00 to $3.00
Traveling Sets $1.50 to $8.50
Combination Sets (silk sox and handkerchief and tie to match) .$1.00 to $2.00
: . .$1.00
Parker Laundry Bags
Many other articles that we'll be pleased to show you.
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