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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 18, 1912)
Senator Banning of This County Had Much to Say in the Conven
tion at Lincoln Tuesday and Charged Bribery in the Legis
,. lature in Connection With Certain Bill.
At tlic mooting of the good
roads association in Lincoln
Tuesday the manner in which the
eontraets for bridge building in
the various counties was the sub
ject of much discussion. The
manner in which small contract
ors were "rooted out" was
severely condemned, and there
will be an effort made to pass a
law at the next session of the
legisalture to remedy the trust
graft in bridge building.
Corruption of public officials
and the payment of extravagant
sums for inferior work is the har
vest reaped by Nebraska taxpay
ers as a result of unbusiness
like methods of awarding bridge
contracts, according to state
ments at the annual meeting of
the Nebraska good roads associa
tion yesterday, says the Lincoln
The climax of condemnation of
the contract system came when
Slate Senator Manning of Cass
ounty charged legislative bribery
in connection with a bill in
troduced in the 1911 legislature.
This bill, fathered by Senators
Manning and Skiles, provided that
an opportunity should be allowed
for bids by small contractors on
individual bridges. If it had be
come a law it would have pre
vented the allowance of blanket
contracts, covering the entire
work of a year in a single county,
in the belief of Senator Manning.
This blanket contract system is
admitted to be the stronghold of
the big companies since small
contractors cannot enter such a
"That bill passed the senate all
n'ght,"v said Senator Manning.
"Mut when it came to the house it
was a different slory. The rep
resentatives of the bridge com
panies must have come down here
with a lot of greenbacks or some
thing. Anyway, the bill ran up
against a stone wall and we never
heard of it again."
"They paid the expenses of
county commissioners to come
down and fight that bill," an
nounced one delegate in a stage
Obtained Marriage License.
John T. Martell and Miss Anna
Stevenson of Kearney arrived
yesterday and sought the county
judge's office and procured a
marriage license .and inquired
the way to Rev. L. V. (Jade's resi
dence, where they were made man
and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Martell
departed for Kearney on the aft
FALLS DOWN 5
Ai IS INJURED
Philip Thierclf Makes a Mis
step and Is Quits Seriously
Philip Thierolf of the popular
lothing firm of Falter & Thierolf,
met with a severe accident last
night which might have resulted
Mr. Thierolf was in the act of
going to the basement of the store
building about 7:45 to shake down
the furnace, and at the top ol the
stairs his foot slipped off the step
and he fell to the bottom, striking
the back of his head on the steps
as he fell, lie was unconscious
for some minutes, but finally
came to himself and, half-dazed,
ascended the steps and related his
experience to Mr. Falter. Medical
aid was summoned and Mr.
Thierolf was taken to his homo,
lie was unable to be in the store
Will Contest Will.
The last hearing on claims tiled
against the estate of Henry C.
Hardnock was had in the county
court today. In this estate the
will gives most of the property to
the children, devising the widow j
onlv the residence properly at I
Alvo. The estate is valued at
about $'i2,000. There seems to;
have been an anti-nuptial con-I
tract as to the disposition of the
property of Mr. Hardnock, which!
the widow now contends does not
bind her, and she is declinimr to
take it under the will and will ask
the court to give her the share of
her deceased husband's estate
which the. law provides in cases
where no will is made.
J (Special Correspondent.)
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Miss Kate Amgwert of Omaha
visited relatives and friends here
Miss F.tta Sorick of Lincoln
spent Sunday at her parents'
Mr. and Mrs. Will shewe ana
sons, Donald and Marion, were
guests of Paul Son ewe and family
John Solium was in Omaha last
Erhart (Soehry returned Satur
day evening after having com
pleted. a four-years' course in the
U. S. navy.
Mr. and Mrs. George Mills
entertained at dinner on Saturday
in honor of Mrs. Mills' son, Fd
Juioper, who has recently return
ed from the navy. Covers were
laid for fourteen.
Miss Anna Gookry returned to
Lincoln Sunday evening, after
spending n week at home.
V. O. Gillespie hnd the misfnr-
lone to lose his poekelbook, con
taimng about. $12, one day last
pnn Mornomjor was in Omaha
Oil M'oilnowflfiv of Inst week.
Mis .Toeejf Pnah visited rein.
fives at Lincoln Friday and Satur-
Invivn moot infi 'ere hob at
thi1 M. F. church all Incf nl.
TVjih Moon of Vmword
snfn Potni-fiav and Sunday with
rol fives here.
.Tnbn A'"C"eft wont to Council
PImCTu Inst Wodnnerlnv, rct'irnin"'
Ttmi-ednv via Plattsmouth and
Tin Tadies' Aid society met
This appropriation wash''"" Mrs. John Sehwm last Wed-
obtained about three years ago. nesdav
i Various tracts were offered, some
BALD BOS NOT WANTED
Baldness Is Too Generally Con
sidered a Sign of Ad
vanced Age. .
SURE GETS THE
Congressman Maguire Deserves
Great Credit for Hi3 Efforts
in This Direction.
The following special from
Washington to I he Omaha World
llerald, under date of January 10,
is sufficient to explain itself in re
ference to the rille range:
"Six hundred acres of land
Iving just north of Plattsmouth
have been secured by the federal
government for a rille range, to
ro used by the regulars at Fort
Crook and the Nebraska National
Guard. The purchase of the
various tracts making up the area
have not been completed, but the
government has options or con
tracts on all except one small
piece, i n i; owner oi mis is Hom
ing out for more money. If he
does not come to terms, con
demnation proceedings may be
begun. The cost of the land is
within the $25,000 appropriated
for that purpose.
of them costing much more than
the sum appropriated. Among
these tracts was one near Ash
land, over which the National
Guard has shot two or three sea
sons. Congressman Sloan had in
tended to introduce a bill ap
propriating enough additional
money to purchase this tract, but
Maguire, who was chiefly instru
mental in getting Plattsmouth
the location, hastened action.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. John
Amgwert on Snndav evening wore:
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar McDonald nod
daughter, Marcruerile, and Mr. and
Ms. Paul Sohewe and children,
Millard and Virginia.
The Woodmen gave an oyster
supper to their families on last
Wednesday evening. Owing to
the severe cold the usual large
attendance was not present. Mut
;sav! Talk about good soup, Henry
The St. Mary's Guild has re
quested the Journal lo extend
their thanks to those who pur
chased tickets and for their at
tendance at the Majestic theater
last evening. Three shows were
(riven in order to accommodate
the vast crowd, which was indeed
very pleasing to the members of
the Guild. They are also very
thankful to Manager Schlaes for
his kindness in extending them
the use of the theater.
Kvervone should keep in mind
the. tiddlers' contest, which has
been arranged for. February 10.
One of the most enjoyable pro
grams ever produced before a
Plattsmoulh audience will be put
on by I he Red Men at I hat time.
New features will be added to
last year's performance and some
surprises will be in store for the
audience at this concert. Applica
tions for admission to the contest
are being received and inquiries
from prospective plavers, and
much interest is already
fested by the "bovs."
and C. Moomev certainly
Agems oi me war department knmv how (o mako it
horn lumn lin a in AT n I'M c 1 n IYi 1
.. ... .. ., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kleunne
Lwitiiit limn frtllinn- nnlinna ah Inn1 '
, ... . . . and 1 red Kluenne spent Sunday at
the Henry Mornemier home north
land or writing specific contracts j
for its sale. When the various!
owners of land were contesting
for a favorable report, from the
evamining board it was said that
the Plattsmouth tract was too low
and damp. The war department
did not accept this statement."
Do not allow your kidney and
bladder trouble to develop beyond
the reach of medicine. Take Foley
Kidney Pills. They give quick re
sults and slop irregularities with
surprising promptness. For sale
by Fricke & Co.
Forest Rose Flour. The next
time you need a sack of flour try
a sack. You will find it the best
n the market.
j Frank Herold Promoted.
Frank Herold, formerly of this
citv, son of Mr. and Mrs. James
Herold, now of Lincoln, has been
for the past four years employed
by J. L. Teeter's wholesale
I jewelry firm. -Frank has just
i been promoted and made travel
ing salesman for the firm, with
territory extending over several of
, the middle west stales. Frank's
i many friends in Plattsmoulh are
pleased to note his success and
promotion, and we have no doubt
but he will make good in any de
partment where Ihe firm chooses
to place him.
Team Tako9 Spin.
Dr. Groodor's span of bav driv
ers look a lively spin earlv this
piorning, start incr at the fool of
Main street at full speed, made
their wav west to Seventh, turn
ed southward lo the avenue, and
mani-I (ho last seen of (hem they were
making Ihe snow fly at the west
end of the avenue and probably
brought up at Ihe serum factory
without doing much damage.
This no doubt caused the doctor
some inconvenience, as he was
left in town "a-fnol."
Mrs. John Scbeel visited friends
in Lincoln last, Wednesday.
I'. (). Mean was an omaha pas
seiifer on No. 18 Tuesday.
John Amgwert is now ready for
soring work. lie is an up-to-
date painter and paper-hanger
and will guarantee you a dandy
Misses Mnthilde ami r.lsie
Scheel entertained the "grippe'
Lee Do Ford is finite sick as Ihe
result of an allack of ap
A bald-headed person does not
have an equal chance with one
blessed with a healthy head of
hair, because baldness is too
generally accepted as an indica
tion of age. Many large corpora
tions have established an age
limit, and refuse to take men over
35 years of age as new em
Probably 05 per cent of bald-
headed people may regain a good
head of healthy hair if they will
follow our advice and accept our
offer. We have a remedy that we
positively guarantee to grow hair
on any head, unless the roots of
Ihe hair are entirely dead, their
follicles closed, and the scalp has
become glazed and shiny. We
want people to try this remedy at
our risk, with the distinct under-
landing that unless it does ex
actly what we claim il will, and
gives satisfaction in every re
spect, we shall make no charge
for the remedy used during the
We know exactly what we are
talking about, and with this offer
back of our statements, no one
should scoff, doubt our word, or
hesitate to put our remedy to an
We want everyone in Plalts-
niouth who is suffering from any
scalp or hair trouble, dandruff,
falling hair, or baldness to try
our Rexall "93" Hair Tonic. We
want them to use it regularly
say until three bottles have been
used and if it does not eradicate
dandruff, cleanse and refresh the
scalp, tighten the hair in its roots,
and prow new hair, we will return
every cent paid us for Ihe remedy
for the mere asking. There is no
formality expected, and we exact
no obligation from Ihe user what
We are established right here
m riallsmoul II, ami make tins
offer willi a full understanding
thai our business success entirely
depends upon Ihe sort of treat
nienl we accord our cnslomers
and we would not dare make Ihe
above oiler unless we were pos
itively certain I hat we could sub
slniiliale it in everv particular
Remember, von can obtain Hexnl
Remedies in this community only
at our store The Rexall Sinn
F. G. Fricke & Co.
Post cards at Cope's drug store.
Jas. Wade was here Wednesday
A. D. S. peroxide tooth paste In
for the teeth. Try it.
Marion Pittman is over near
Nehawka this week.
L. F. Dunkak was a visitor
in Avooa Tuesday.
Peter Jorgensen was at Omaha
Wednesday with cattle.
Mrs. F. Durham arrived Tues
dav evening from Mertrand.
W. L. Gillin left Monday for a
two weeks' visit in Florida.
The Odd Fellows are busy each
meeting night conferring degrees.
V. D. Wollen of Dakota is here
visiting his parents north of town.
Charles G ruber is learning the
M.." Ihe new
Eighteen head of mules from 2
lo 0 years old. weight from 1,250
to 1,450. McCarthys Mros. Tele
phone old 'phone Ash 3 421; new
'phone, Oak 4 41, Wyoming, Neb.
"Dr. Thomas' Elect ic Oil is Ihe
best remedy for that often fatal
disease croup. Has been used
with success in our family for
eight vencs." Mrs. L. Whiteaere,
Buffalo, N. Y.
NO Special Sale every week of the year; no half
page ads or half price cut here; just a plain state
ment of. facts, and making good on our claims, is making our Semi-Arinual Clear
ance Sales more popular each year.
Just now we're clearing the stock of heavy suits and overcoats at the fol
Suits and Overcoats, all wool, well made, worth $15 and $16.50. fa
Sale price jJIv
Suits and Overcoats, all wool, hand-tailored, worth $18, $20 and C?5"fl J
$22.50. Sale price 10
Suits and Overcoats, all wool, hand-tailored, worth $24, $25, $27.50 R1 Q
and $30. Sale price I O
The Road to Success.
As Samuel F.miles. Ihe English
author, says, I lie road lo success
is, for Ihe greatest pari , in our
bands. It .depends on self-control,
on the sense of dulv, on
Ihrifl. We wish lo add lo il, Hint
much of it is due lo a good health
and to the knowledge of when and
which remedies In use. We lake
the liberty of mentioning here the
rnes in which Triner's American
Elixir of Mitler Wine should be
used. It will promptly relieve
loss of anpelite, poor digestion,
constipation, eructations, di'fi
cullies nrier meals, a sudden
1 weakness of Ihe whole body, nei
i . . . '
voosiicss ami neuralgia, some
forms of rheumatism, unclean
complexion. II is beneficial in
wnting diseases, as il cronies a
healthy appetite and strengthens
Ihe organs to digest enough food.
You will preserve your health.
Success is then in vnur hands
At drug store. Jos. Triner. 1333
1339 So. Ashland Ave.. Chicago
III. A beautiful wall calendar
mailed for 10 cents.
Elks Take Fodder.
About seventy-live members of
Ihe M. P. O. E. of Ihe oily as
sembled at I heir cosy rooms
Ihe Conies' block lasl niglil am
enjovod a feed and smoker. GolTe
and sandwiches were served, and
music, boll) instrumental and
vocal, by members of the order,
Some lime was spenl in playing
cards and a general social even
ing was had and very much en-
joyed by all present. Seldom
i it f .. i
noes seveniy-uve as congenial
people get together in one even
ing as Ihose who assembled at
the Flks' parlors last night. There
was no special significance to the
occasion, but merely lo enjoy the
fraternal features of the order.
The Great Event.
dale for the Lady
The dale for the Lady Min
strels is rapidly approaching
Wednesday nighl, January 24.
The ladies who compose the club
have worked inoessnnl ly for the
pnst month lo give our people an
cnlorlnitimont that Ihey will all be
proud of. The program for the
big event has already been ar
ranged and will appear in these
columns Saturday or Monday, and
Ihe renders of the Journal will see
I hat Ihe array of talent composes
some of our finest vocalists.
Everyone should lake a nighl off
and altend Ihe great event. Get
your tickets now at Ihe Journal
office, have your seals reserved,
and avoid Ihe rush. Tickets 25
and 50 cents.
dacksmith trade with Fred Mo-
Mis Mabel Hanger of Lincoln
is visiting her aunt. Mrs. Sam
Mert Philpot and E. M. Tavlor
"ere down from Weeping Water
Henry Maseman, jr.. arrived
home from Lincoln Saturday
Jos C. Zimmerer was attending
to business matters at Nebraska
John Schmidt and Gus Mohr
have their ice houses filled with a
line oualily of ice.
John Menecke and family expect
to move to their farm, south of
town, about March 1.
Mrs. Charles Woodson is here
from Omaha visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Fahneslock.
Rnhge & Gillin have a new ad
vertising scheme. Ask Gus Wit-
zkie the next time you buv sugar.
Gene Hensley, who has been on
the sick list for several weeks,
was ahle to he down town tiufi
Fred Arends, who has been
staving with his uncle, Carl
Schroeder, has gone home for a
The opera house committee re
ports that $4,000 has been sub
scribed. Does your name appear
on Ihe list?
The Nebraska Cily News stales
that Mr. William Swansoii and
Miss Viola Lehn are lo be wedded
in a few davs.
. It was slated lasl week that
Prof. Mrnnnigan froze his ear
while driving from Weeping Wa
ter, but we learned later Ihat, he
Simon Rchinoier, Ihe landlord
of the Oxford hotel, is pulling up
an ice house, and next summer
will be prepared to have, things
iced up to perfection.
John Donelan is carrying his
arm in a sling as a result of com
ing in contact with a pitchfork
line, which penetrated Ihe mem
ber several inches, making an ex
ceedingly painful wound.
The Rebekahs have installed for
Ihe ensuing term the following
oncers: N. G., Elsie Opp; V. G.,
I'lorise Wollen; secretary, Viola
Fleishman; treasurer. Emma
ltusch; chaplain, D. Cecil Copes;
warden, Maude Hollciibcrger; con
ductor, Julia Kokjor.
Lasl, Saturday evening the It. N.
A. installed their officers as fol
lows: Carrie Wollen, oracle;
Mvrlle Rnhge, vice .oracle; Ameliu
Mehrns, chancellor; Mamie Dun
bar, recorder; Julia Mio.kle, re
ceiver; D. Cecil Copes, marshal;
Annie Jacobsen, manager. After
the iuslallal ion the Neighbors all
made a bee-line for Ihe dining
room, when; hot oyster soon was
on i ii it. (fames were piaven and
Ihe dishes washed and the lights
turned out, before 12 o'clock.
At the Majestic.
A great crowd enjoyed Ihe show
at Ihe Majestic last evening and
the benefit for St. Mary's Guild
was n great success. Mr. Schlaes
thinks not less than 500 people
saw the show. Four reels of pic
lures, one of each kind to suit
everybody, were shown three
limes. An extra usher was re
quired throughout Ihe evening,
and then some difficulty was ex
perienced in finding seals for the
many persons visiting the I healer.
M. A. McElwain, the jeweler,
was a business visilor in the tin
trnpolis Ibis afternoon.
F. M. Richey, who has been
.suffering for some lime with an
allack of neuralgia, spent a rest
less night last nighl. Mis numer
ous friends in the city sym
pathize with him deeply in his
sickness and hope for speedy
Do You want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
Dates irade at this office or the
Murray State Bank.
Bryan Buys Ono.
John Schmidt, who is agent for
the Cnrteear in Avooa, received
Ihe following letter this week:
New York, January 11, 11)12.
Carleroar Nebraska Co., 1115
Fnrnain shoot, Omaha, Nidi.: Hon.
William Jennings Mrvan attended
Ihe Automobile, show in New York
lasl, evening and I sold him a
Carleroar coupe, which 1 under
stand is lo be driven by Mrs.
Mrynn. Harry R. Red ford,
General Salesmanager Carleroar
Mules and Horses.
Mrown and Miller of Hamburg,
lowu, will be in Avooa Monday,
January 22, to buy mules and
Heavy, impure blood makes u
muddy, pimply complexion, head
aches, nausea, indigestion. Thin,
blood makes you weak, pale, sick
Iv. Murdock Mlood Milters makes
the blood rich, red, pure ro
stores perfect health.
Frank Mrinkmau and wife and
son, Henry, and daughter, Miss
Nellie, and Mrs. Charles Peacock
departed for Murdock this after
noon lo attend the funeral of Miss
Hello Miller, daughter of Henry J.
Miller, which will occur tomorrow.
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