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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 8, 1912)
PLATTSWOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1912.
If 1 A
lie HIBl CLUB HOLD A VERY
mam i last night
Quite a Number Were Present, a Officers Were to Be Elected
and Many Important Matters to Come Before the Club, In
cluding the Building of a New Jail and Other Matters
From Friday's Dally.
The Plattsmoiith Commercial
luh hold its meeting last night,
which was postponed from the
third Thursday night of Decem
ber, and after reading- and ap
proving the minutes of the
previous meeting the election of
oflicers for the year 1912 was
taken up. Tne following oflicers
were elected: President, T. IT.
Pollock; vice president, J. P.
Falter; secretary, A. L. Tidd;
treasurer, Rae Patterson. E. IT.
Wescott, who has been secretary
' of the club for the past three
years, or since its organization,
retired, receiving from the mem
bership a rising vote of thanks
for his faithful and energetic ad
ministration of the office.
Among the important matters
looked after last night was the
appointment of a delegation to at
tend the state pood roads conven
tion at Lincoln on January l,
those appointed being M. L. Fried
rich. 0. R. Jordan, 0. E. Heebner
and T. 11. Pollock, being (be three
countv commissioners and the
president of the Commercial club.
The convention is one of the most
important to be held in the stale
durintr Ihe present year, and will
committee, composed of H. A.
Schneider, J. P. Falter and A. E.
Wurl, directed to make investiga
tion and take Ihe proper steps to
interview the authorities of the
county and set the project in
Superintendent N. C. Abbott was
present and laid before Ihe club
for its consideration a very im
portant proposition which will be
agilated through Ihe press of the
citv a little later on.
0. A. Rawls, chairman of the
committee on subscriptions for
Ihe Y. M. C. A., was present and
'reported subscriptions amounting
lo over $1,200, with Ihe last SC'OO
provided for, leaving about $500
yet to be subscribed.
On motion of Secretary Wescott
Ihe newspapers of Ihe city were
tendered a vole of (banks for their
zeal in furnishing space and their
reporters whenever the oflicers of
Ihe Commercial club have desired.
Mr. Wcscolf slated that the work
of the press of the city in aid of
Ihe efforts of the club to benefit
Ihe commercial interests of the
city was much appreciated.
A commit lee of three, composed
of TT. A. Schneider, John Halt and
Oeorgo Faller was appointed lo
Very Pleasantly Entertained.
Venn Friday's Po'lv.
The Ladies' Aid society of Ihe
M. K. church held a very pleasant
meeting in the parlors of the
church yesterday afternoon, at
which lime I hey were entertained
bv Mesdames Alice Kennedy, H. C.
Kerr and John Kuhney. In spile
of the extreme cold weather there
was a fair attendance and all
ioined in having a most enjoyable
lime. The regular business ses
sion was held, which took up a
portion of the afternoon hours,
after which the ladies participated
in social conversation and other
amusements. Delicious refresh
ments were served at Ihe proper
Meet With Miss Goring.
The Woman's Auxiliary of St.
Luke's parish held their regular
the home of Miss
ring eslerday after
attendance was very
C. E. Heebner Takes the Place of
L. D. Switzer, Whcse Time
look toward the improvement of arrange for a bamiuet of Ihe husi-
all stale roads in Nebraska; andjness men of Ihe citv lo be given
along the same line of improve
reepl a committee of live was ap
pointed lo meet with the Cass
count v board of countv commis
sioners nt ils next meeting to urge
a lew of 2 mills 'on the county
velopijon for the purpose of im
proving the main roads in Hie
soon. The mailer of membership
was alsf) discussed and arrange
ments made lo increase the mem
bership. The fee is 50 cents per
month, or s.r per year when paid
The treasurer's report for the
venr was read, showing receipts in
l the sum of s70.r).IO and dishnrse-
Tn view of the condemnation of incuts amounting lo S i9'?.:t 1. with
the old county jail bv Ihe stale j a balance of s:!0?. 70 on hand. The
fire warden, Ihe matter of the j amount includes receipts ami dis-hop-1
ruction of a new jail was Inirseinenls for Ihe minstrel
again taken up. and the former show.
IHE IMPERIAL CON
voice is of
i in a
A Very FBir Audience Pronounced
the Concert First-Class In
From Fridays nallv.
The Imperial Concert (company
of HrTlevue college was greeted
by' a fair-sized audience at the
Presbyterian church last vvening,
and considering the iLis1acles
which the .company had to con
tend wilh,, such as a ioory
warmed auditorium and light
dimed by the meter being frozen
np, Ihe company rendered an ex
ceedingly pleasing program.
The committee on arrange
ments had overlooked providing a
piano and Mrs. -S. M. Chapman
kindlv loaned her tine instrument,
lamps were also brought from
Mrs. Chapman home and placed
in Ihe windows and on the plat
form. Hugh Cecil Vindly volun
teered lo adjust, some of Ihe gas
lamps, which he quiefclv did, his
tfToHs being rewarded !y adding
to the light in the room, but on
examining the meter it was found
almost froen down nnd would al
low very little pressure.
The program was opened by the
full company in a patriotic num
ber, which was much enjoyed y
the audience and was enthusias
tically encored, and was respond,
fd to bv the quartet. The lovers
of vocal music enjoyed a rare
treat, (he voices of the singers be
ing evenlv balanced nnd blending
beautifully. Some of their clos
ings were exceedingly fine and Ihe
stillness which followed for an in
stant was intense.
Mr. Humes, the second tenor,
and Mr. Overman, bnriton, favored
the audience with a solo each, as
did nlo Mr. Duboff, the violinist,
and Miss Spencer, the pianist;
each were artists in their line.
The siwrinar of Mr. Ooblo, first
tenor, nnd Mr. LnmbeHj. bass, was
eyceedinelv pood, nnd the audi
rncc would have been pleased to
deep tones of a huge bass drum, !
ami Ihe work of Ihe ouartet in the '
selcfion. "The Lillle dermaii
Hand," was very cleevr. J
Many words in praise of the
high merit of the program as a
whole as given last night, were
heard in Ihe audience after Ihe i
The company will give a pro- ,
gram at the Y. M. C. A. building)
in omana lonigiu, and mo ad
vanced sale of tickets has already
reached 2.000, indicating how the
company is regarded at home.
L. D. Switzer Retires.
Prom Fr!flny'n linliy.
The 'happiest man in Plaits
mouth yesterday was ex-County
Cinrimissioner L. D. Switzer, who
has tilled 'the position as member
of She board from . the Second
coniinisisoner's district for the!
past nix years, and had he cared I
to accept Ihe nomination could
have had the place again. In
losing Mr. Switzer from Ihe board
the taxpayers of tin county, re
gardless of their political aflllisu
(ions, have lost orn of the bert
friends they have ever had on the
board. He was fearless in the
discharge of his official duties and
would not allow himself to be used
to gratify the selfish whims of
scheming politicians, keeping ever
in mind bis oath to discharge bis
official duties to the best of his
ability. As a keen business man
Mr. Switzer gave the county the
benefit of his knowledge of busi
ness methods, and a glance over
Ihe records of the past six years
will disclose his vote ever on the
side of the people. Mr. Switzer
leaves the office with the heartv
good will nnd high esteem of
everyone with whom the board
transacted business during his
from Friday's Imllv
The board of county commis
sioners was reorganized yesterday
Commissioner L. D. Switzer.
chairman of the board, stepping
down and out after six years of
valued service for Ihe people of
Ihe county, and C. E. Heebner of
Nehavvka becoming a member of
the board by tiling his bond and
taking Ihe nth. The old members
of the board moved up a peg, Mr.
Fi-eidrich Inking Ihe seat so ably
tilled by Mr. Switzer, and Mr. Jor
dan resuming the seat made var
iant by the elevation of Mr. Friec
! rich lo the chairmanship ci Urn
I board. Mr. Jordan becoming vno
chairman, while Mr. Heebner look'
I the seat just vacated by Mr. Jur
The board as now const il tiled
will In; M. L. Friedrich. chairman;
C. R. Jordan, vice chairman, and
C. E. Heebner, member. After nr
iganiing the board tried ils band
i at the disposition of business on
, band. The remies! of W. K. Eox
for Die apopiulmenl of Miss Mia
( iering as chief clerk in I he county
treosurer's ollice, at a salarv of
.D00 per annum', was granted ami
I tie salary approved,
j Tlie-repcrl of I he sheriff fm- I he
' iiuarlcr jusl ended was tiled, and
' I tie ivioiesl .,f ihe sheriff for the
' apopinln ent of E. Mansncnkcr as
ibmiily, al a salary of -S 15 per
month, was granted nnd the salary
An interesting .question was
broached when the clerk of the
j county tiled his request, for the
I appointment of Frank Lihershall
1 as deputy county clerk. Mr. Liber-
shall suggested that he ought not
I to be required to file a bond unless
it he deputy clerk of the district
court, Miss Jessie Robertson, was
also required to give a bond. Mr.
Lihershall cited that clause of
section 20, chapter 10 of the
Wheeler compiled statute of Ne
braska, Ihe chapter being entitled
"County Oflicers Honda," which
reads, "Deputies shall, except
where otherwise specially provid
ed, give bond in Ihe same manner
and for Ihe same sum as the prin
cipal" The bond provided by
slnlule for Ihe clerk of Ihe dis
trict court is lived at not less
than .r,(00 and not more than
i? 10,000. lo be determined by the
board of rounly commisisoners.
Mr. RoLerlson was sent for to
explain Ihe reason why his daugh
ter had not been required to give
bond, which was accounted for bv
saying that lie was responsible
for her acts and that she gave
bond lo him. Mr. Lihershall in
sisted that all deputies should be
healed alike, as the statute made
no distinction. The position of
the deputy clerk of the county
seemed so fair that the ttoard de
cided lo refer the matter to the
countv attorney, who wan out of
"flany Important Questions Will
f?9 Discussed and There Should
Be a Largs Gathering.
When Ihe farmers of Nebraska
meet in annual convention in
On-aha on January 10 to 13 they
ill be privileged to hear ex-
'lausiive discourses on various
nieslions which are vital in their
impost. The program, which has
lieeiv arranged bv the secrelaries
of the three organizations the
Fanners' congress, the Rural Life
commission and the Fanners' Co
Operative Shipping association
includes addresses bv men who
have made a life study of the
economic condil ions.
"How the Aldrich Currency
Plan Will A (Tec I the Farmer" will
be discussed from everv angle by
Itenrv W. Yales of Omaha. Mr.
Yates will deliver his address on
Ihe evening of Januarv 11.
Dr. Oeorgo O. Virtue of Ihe
University of Nebraska will de
liver an address on the "Sub
clinics for the Personal Tav."
This address, which is scheduled
for the sa'i'e evening, will deal
"iih lhe possible elimination of
the personal lav element, and will
uoT'est v.nvs and means In get
revenue from other sources,
" ln'eji will mean a more equitable
Pecrelarv Odell of the Rural
T jfe co"'in jssjon is conduct pig an
good, considering Ihe extreme
cold, and all spent a mosl delight
ful afternoon. The usual business
session was held, after which
those fortunate enough to be
present listened to some excellent
papers by Miss Alice Ealon, Mrs.
Eva Recce and Mrs. A. L. Tidd, the
subject of Ihe afternoon study be
ing "Fniled Offerings. Mrs. W. A.
Robertson read a poem which was
verv tilling and appropriate to Ihe
snb'ect. Following Ihe program
a danilv luncheon was serVed.
SAM PATTERSON WANTS .
! And Files Claim Against State for
This Amount for
invest igal ion ami is asking a
series of niiestions, which have
for jheir oh'ecl the ascertaining
of fads and suggestions which
" ill ' increase the desjrrh!lil v of
rum HO ,md check the drift from
the farm lo Ihe city.
Indications nre that ncaHv
t.ono farmers will attend Ihe
ininl congress of the Ihrec as
sociations. All fanners are 'ived
lot''epil the congress, whether
1'iev are reo'ofai'P' inmoinled dele
cat e or pot. Everyone will have
a voice in Mo convention and "ill
he enM'led to vitlo nil nnv mies
lion lhat is raised. ti, nVcs
Hi i nr i mi-op fissooini ions nave
ioined in :n pvvilalion to everv
fni-mpp jn hp ijtole. , H ro-p m-fed
In hp present rind he prenor-erl to
di-.i'ss the various minutions
"hjnli wjii ).p raised during Ihe
three -days' session.
A special from Linn In under
date of January :)0 says: "Samuel
Pallcrson o Arapahoe tiled a
claim of .(,00() wilh Stale Auditor
Harlon, elaiming that amount for
salary as secretary of the stale
banking board during Ihe time
that .Ihe bank guaranty law was
was held up in Ihe courts as lo
ils validity. Through his at
torney, Matthew (iering of Plalls
moulh, Mr. Pallcron asks the
slate auditor either to accept or
I reject the claim or hold a hearing
' in Ihe mailer. If the claim is dis-
! allowed it is Ihe Furnas county
I loan's intention to appeal to the
district court lo recover Ihe
amount which he contends should
I be paid him for the I ime for
i which he was appointed and for
'which he tiled his bond and look
his oath of ollice."
Ill FOR IHE FEMALE
A Unique Entertainment Given by
Our Own Home Young Ladies
For some time twenty-live
young ladies of Platlsniouth have
been preparing to give a very
unique entertainment under the
name of the "IMallsmouth Female
Minstrels." They have been re
hearsing one night out. of each
week for some time, under the
direction of Prof. II. S. Austin,
and it is safe to say that they will
give a minstrel show that will
equal, if not excel, any entertain
ment of this kind ever given in
IMallsmouth. The company in
cludes many of the finest, vocalists
in the city, some of whom have
had experience in this line, and
they are not giving the show
especially for their own henflt,
but have decided to give a portion
of the proceeds to the Y. M. C. A.
An entertainment of this char
acter should meet the approval
of all our people, as it is Ihe
young ladies of our city alone who
are giving il, and these young'
ladies belong lo some of the best
families of Ihe town, and from
w hat infornirlion we can eke from
some of Ihe young ladies, it will
be a regular black face tombina
tion, wilh an inlerloculer, two
Iambus nnd two bones, with Iho
usual songs and dances. Every
one knows that Platlsmoulh pos
sesses lie laieni to give sum a
show, and when we are able to
furnish Ihe program you will
readily obst rve that it will be an
eulei'lainim nt creditable to our
town girls. Hear in mind Ihe
dale, and by all means make your
arrangements lo allend- Wed
nesday nighl, January '21.
Mrs. Crrplrll Entertains.
I'Yiirn Fridny's I Hill V.
Mrs. 'da Campbell gave a mosl
J. P. Coiner of near Weeping
Water was a business visitor in
the city yesterday nnd today, be
ing a guest of the Perkins hotel
while in town.
(ieorge Weidman, who had his
eye injured about two weeks ago
by having- a sliver from an iron
boiler getting in the lid, has been
o(T dnty since. The injury lias
given Oeorge much pain and does
not yield to treatment as rapidly
as lie had hoped at first.
Mrs. Fred Ebinger, who Is pay
ing a visit to her mother, Mrs.
Oeorge Wiedman, accompanied bv
her sisters, Mrs. Anna and Ida
Weidman. were Omaha visitors,
r-ojutt on the morning train today.
Man Killed on M. P.
"rotn Frldav'n ImUy
Mr. Newton, w ho is employed by
the M. P. Railroad company, was
at Nebraska City Uiis morning,
and returning to Platlsmoulh, re
lated Ihe circumstance of an un
fortunate accident in which a sec
lion man of the company .who was
walking track this morning, met
his death by being run over by the
train. The man, in company wilh
an Italian laborer, was on the long
trestle spanning Mill Pond creek,
when the train came upon them.
Hot!) men ran for the south end
of the bridge, but could not reach
it and attempted to escape death
bv jumping' on a projecting beam.
The Italian made his escape, hut
the section man slipped and fell
ami Ihe train ran over him, cut
ling off one leg and crushing1 his
skull. The injured man was
taken lo Union, but, died before
reaching that village. The dead
man is said lo have a family re
siding in Nebraska City.
delightful entertainment, csler-
i'av in honor of the birthday of
I lo-r son, Philip. It was a coni
i oh te surprise o Master Philip, as
he had been lured from home t he
ilav before, which perinilled his
I o olher lo prepare for an elabor
ate dinner of live courses. When
Master Philip came home yester
day at noon seven of his com
i redes wen- awaiting him - -Robert
IVroehler, Clifford and llarley
! Cecil, William Kyle, David F.her-
sfle, Eugene Parker and Earl
Livingston. They had brought
carnations and ferns wilh Iheni
for the table decorations and con
f ratulal ions for Philip's four
teenth birlbday. The dinner was
a masterpiece of culinary arl, and
at Ihe close all drank pure
water to a loasl, "To the good
Married In Omaha.
Among the numerous persons
securing niarirage licenses in tho
county court nt Omaha last Wed
nesday were Edward W. Maurer
of IMallsmouth and Miss Ellin
Henedict of Aflon, Iowa. Tho
groom is a well known young man
in this city and fills a position
wilh the Missouri Pacific Railway
company. II is presumed that
Ihe young people will make their
home in Platlsmoulh, although
nothing definite is stated.
Wo were kindly remembered on
Christmas day and during the
Christmas holidays by Iho fol
lowing good people: A. A. Wclen
kamp, drover Will, Mr. and Mrs.
John Heckman, Mrs. fleo. W.
nppclile three limes a day through
n long life of perfect heallh, hap
piness ami noble, successful man
hood to each and every one."
Everyone responded wilh hearty
cheers. Music, games and loads
of fun continued the whole after
noon and closed wilh supper and
farewells to Ihe hosless.
A Delightful Birthday Party.
Prim Frldny'B Dnlly.
A number of lillle girls wen
entertained at a mosl enjoyable
birthday parly at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Judge A. J. Heeson yes
terday afternoon in honor of the
twelfth birthday anniversary of
I heir daughter, Elizabeth. The
lillle guests had a fine lime play
ing all kinds of games and in
dulging in various puns and
pranks, w hich made I lie hours
pass all loo rapidly.' At the hour
of 5 the happy company was in
vited to the dining room, where
they did ample justice to a most
excellent Iwo-course luncheon
which was served at that lime.
The birthday cake, bearing twelve
ping roses, in which were placed
the twelve pink candles, graced
the center of the table. This cake
contained a thimble, ring and a
piece of money. When Ihe cake
had been cut it was found that
Miss Nora Livingston had captur
ed the ring, Miss Marion Mauzy
the thimble and Miss Margaret
Schlater the piece of money.
Fdwai'd Stokes was porn in
.North Carolina, in lb rllieast
portion of the slate, Mernnher 10,
tH.'l'2, where lie grew to manhood
and was married lo Elizabeth
Davis, living (here until JXV.i.
when he moved lo Indiana. He
lived in Indiana until thiilv-one
years ago last fall, when he re
moved lo Nebraska, set Mini' jp
Cass county, where lie has re
sided until the dale of his death,
January ", 10k'. The deceaised
was KO vears, '2' davs ami .'I hours
old al the lime of Ins death. He
leaves lo mourn his loss six chil
dren, four sons ami two daugh
ters, as follows: Edward of Plain
view, Neb.; Will of Alberta. Can
ada, and Tom and Albert of
Platlsmoulh, and Mrs. Alice
Creamer of Murray and Mrs.
Laura Johnson of Mynard. Mi-k
Stokes preceded her husband to
Ihe heller land twenty-three years
ago. Mr. Stokes was a member of
the (Junker church in Indiana, but
sixteen years ago he pul his letter
in Ihe Presbyterian church at.
Murray and since thai time has
been a faithful and consistent
member of that church. His fun
eral was held from the home of
his son, Albert, Thursday after
noon at L' oYlock, conducted by
Rev. L. W. (iade, pastor of the
Cird of Thanks.
We wish to (hank the kind
neighbors and friends who helped
us so generously during Ihe sick
ness and death of our father. Also
to thank Ihe HurlingTou shops and
all others who were, so generous
in their floral tribute. We sin
cerely thank Rev. (Iade for his
words of encouragement and the
quartet, which rendered the music
so well for the occasion.
The Stokes Family.
Sheriff Quinton went to Union
this morning to attend the funeral
Snyder. Ered Hild and W. D. Kel-'of Andrew E. Taylor. Out of rc-
linson. To all of whom we feci
.J. M. Young,
Carrier R. F. D. No. 1, Mynard.
sped for County Attorney C. II.
Taylor, tho county officials sent
a wreath of flowers lo be laid on
his brother's casket.
Dr. Laird in Town.
From Friday' Dolly.
Dr. A. Laird of Omaha wa
down today to look the field over,
with a view of taking Dr. Far
well's place in the practice of
osteopathy, and has decided to
visit IMattsmouth on Tuesday and
Saturday of each week, tho same
as Dr. Earwell. Dr. Laird is the
gentleman who assisted tho band
boys nnd is highly recommended
as a practioner in his profession.
Ho is also a first-class gentleman
in every particular.
John Mutz of Maryville, Mo., re
turned to his home, after paying a
visit to Ihe J. P.. Vallery home.
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