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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 6, 1912)
THE P. E. 0.
Cole Brothers' Circus.
The show has come and gone
Many Pioneer Ladles of Platts
mouth Related Incidents of
Early Times in Nebraska.
"Most all the other beautiful
things in life come by twos and
threes, by dozens and hundreds.
Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets,
rainbows, brothers and sisters,
aunts and cousins, but only one
mother in the wide world."
This quotation forms the key
note to the social afternoon en
joyed at the home of Mrs. 1). 0.
Dwyer last Friday afternoon,
when Chapter F, P. E. 0., enter
tained for the mothers, mothers
in law and other toothers. A large
number were present, many of
them pioneers in Plattsmouth,
and furnished much of interest in
relating tales of ye olden times.
The program opened by all
joining in singing "America." The
president, Mrs. Travis, placed the
meeting in the hands of the
guests and a regular feast of re
miniscences followed. Mrs. Wil
liam llerold was the one who saw
Plattsmoulh ilrst in 1852, before
there was a dwelling here. She
said the hills and valleys were
covered with small trees and tall
grass and an Indian village oc
cupied the site which is now Oak
Hill cemetery. Mrs. R. R. Living
ston spoke of her early life here
and of the many pleasant friend
ships formed. In those days
there were no petty differences,
but all were helpful to each other.
Mesdames Pollock and Chapman
gave some entertaining stories of
the. Indians. Mrs. II. J. Streight
spoke of having seen Company A,
First Nebraska regiment, recruit
fd and drilled on the ground
where the Chirstian church now
stands, and of the presentation of
the flag to them which had been
mane ny tne rlausmouUi ladies.
Mrs. Kale Oliver, one of the
early settlers of Helicvue, mid )f
her arrival there and having
heard J. Sterling Morton speak.
She attended a dance where Pcler
A. Sarpy, a noted character for
whom .Sarpy county was named,
led the grand march, wearing a
red flannel shirt. The soul-stir
ving strains of "Yankee Doodle"
inspired Mrs. Street to tell in an
entertaining manner of her life in
the Berkshire hills of Mas
sachusetts. The singing of "The
Watch on the Rhine," by Mrs. E
H. Wescoft, stimulated the mem
ories of Mrs. F. Ci. Fricke, who
gave a description of the beauti
ful scenery along that grand old
river. She told in a pleasant
manner of her early childhood
days in Oerniany. Mrs. William
Baud, in her usual easy and
entertaining manner, gave two
After refreshments the ladies
dispersed, feeling' that the after
noon had been one of profit and
pleasure to all. The following
tribute to Mothers was given:
They talk about a Mother's sphere,
As though it had a limit.
There's not a place on earth or
There's not a task to woman
There's not a blessing or woe,
There's not a whispered yes or no,
There's not a life or death or birth
That, halh a featherweight of
Without a Mother in it.
If a GIRL loves a HOY,
That's HER business;
If a HOY loves a CIRL,
That's HIS business;
1 If THEY gel. married,
That's THEIR business;
Rut if they go lo housekeeping
and want a Sewing Machine,
That's OUR BUSINESS.
Office second door west of Cra
bill's Jewelry Slore, Main Street.
SINOER SEWINO MACHINE CO.,
W. J. HROWN, Agent.
and also the large crowd of people
who came to see it. It was not a
large concern by any means, but
it was very neat in appearance
and the performances very fair.
The company started out for this
season at Kirkville, Missouri,
where they showed last Monday.
V circus is never as good when
they first start out as it is after
it has been on the road for several
weeks, and therefore their or
ganization was not as perfect and
harmonious as it should have
been. The tent, which is a large
one, was well filled in the after
noon, and we heard no complaint
except in the way they forced peo
ple to purchase reserved seat
tickets at 25 cents each by reserv
ing over half their seating
capacity. Many people were com.
pelled to purchase reserved seats
or nave none at all. this was
not right, when it was expected
that each purchaser of a 50-cent
ticket is guaranteed a seat. Of
course all such shows are out for
the money and they generally get
it. To their credit, however, we
heard of no gambling devices. If
there were, it was done very slyly.
The show went from here to
Rockporl, Missouri, where they
show today, and tomorrow
show at Syracuse, Nebraska,
Let's Have Inspectors.
There has been more or less
complaint on the quality of water
furnished by the water company
for some time, and also some
complaint regarding the gas fur
nished gas users of this city. In
many instances the complaints
are justified. The people are pay
ing enough for either lo be guar
anteed good qualities, but whether
good or bad, they are charged just
the same. Now, so far as the
Journal is concerned, we have
never complained a great deal on
either, yet at the same time we
have at times had cause to com
plain. The proper way to remedy
the defects is tit have an inspector
appointed for each company. II
is coming the time of the year
when, poor water occasions con
siderable sickness from its im
purities, and also tin; season of
the year when good gas is also an
essential to the household, and in
order to satisfy the users of both
water and gas an inspector for
bolh is asked for. Both gas and
water should be inspected at least
once a week, and it is not going lo
cost very much to have it done,
either. It has been suggested by
many citizens that the city council
lake this matter up.
Roy McElwaln Married.
Mrs. Lillie Simpson of Los
Angeles, California, announces
the marriage of her daughter,
Florence, lo Mr. Roy Leighton Mc
Elwain, on Monday, April 15, 1912.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Leighton Mc-
Elwain will be at home after May
15 at the Henry apartments, 80 i
Ellia street, San Francisco. The
groom is a well known former
Platlsmouth young man, a son of
Mrs. Sarah E. McElwain and a
brother of our townsman, B. A
McElwain, and is a young man of
sterling worth and possesses a
legion of friends in this city, who
will be pleased at the announce
ment of these nuptials. For
numner or years he resided in
Kansas City, where he engaged in
the jewelry business, and a few
months ago removed to San Fran.
cisc.o, where he has a good posi
tion which pays him a handsome
SPRING and SUMMER
I wish to announce that my Spring
end Summer line of Millinery is up-to-date
in every particular. AH the
ladies of this city and community
are invited to call and see me in my
- on South Sixth Street -
Dressmaking is Our Specialty
IK JULIA HER
Just Completed Fine Garage.
Bert Philpot and Joe Corlcy
from Weeping Water, were in the
city a few hours last Saturday,
coming up via the auto route to
look after some business matters
Mr. Philpot was distributing
some advertising mailer announc
ing the opening of his new opera
house that is in the second lloor
of his fine new aulomobile garage
just completed. The opening
night will be on May 10th, and
the occasion wil Ibe a grand ball
that, promises to be one of the
most pleasant occasions of the
season. There is no doubt but
that. Mr. Philpot is the king auto
mobile man of Cass county, and
the new garage just completed is
simply in keeping with I he excel
lent business that he has been en
joying in this line.
Accepts Position on Farm.
P. W. Wright, who for the past
few months has been employed by
the Nebraska Lighting company
making the night run at the powt
plant, has resigned his position
and accepted one with our excel
lent friend, II. O. Long, on the
farm near Murray. We believe
from what we have known of Mr
Wright that he will prove a good
man for Mr. Long. We do know
that Mr. Wright has a mighty
good man to work for. He goes
to Murray today to enter upon the
duties of his new position.
- Big Lace Curtain Special!-
We are going to close out all short lines of Lace Curtains. These have been our best sellers and it
gives you a splendid chance to get Curtains that are worth a great deal more than we are asking you for
them. This big curtain reduction sale
Commences THURSDAY, May 2nd,
and you will find all Curtains listed below are a little the best you ever saw for the price we ask for them:
4 pairs White Lace Curtains, sold at $7.50 per pair -
at tnis 5aie
4 pairs White Net Curtains, sold at $7.50 per pair
at tnis bale
2 pairs White Lace Curtains, sold at $5.00 per pair i
at this bale
pair Cream Lace Curtains sold at $6.50 at $2.98
3.25 at 1.98
3.00 at 1.75
2.00 at 1.19
2.50 at 1.38
3.00 at 1.75
1.50 at .98
6.50 at 3.48
1 " White44 2.75'at 1.48
Vt " 44 Lace 3.00 at 1.75
lA .75 at .48
V2 2.50 at .98
'1 44 White Irish Point, worth .... 8.00 at 2.50
2 44 44 Battenberg Net, worth 9.00 at 2.98
3 44 44 Irish Point, worth 6.00 at 2.50
VA " " Brussells Net, worth... 6.75 at 2.50
2 44 44 Battenberg Net, worth 5.00 at 1.98
Come Early While the Picking is Good!
E. G. DOVEY & SON,
Stork Again Gets in His Work.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mullis are
rejoicing over the arrival of a
bouncing baby boy which the
stork left with them yesterday
morning. The little stranger has
for its paternal grandpapa Mr.
Virgil Mullis, custodian of the
High school, and for its maternal
grandpapa Councilman (Seorge
Lushinsky, and for its uncle
Jesse Brady, the grocery mer
chant, and numerous other uncles
and aunties who will be only too
pleased to toss and caress the lit
tle stranger. Papa Ralph wore a
broad smile yesterday and was
distributing the cigars to his
friends. May the infant live and
grow to he as good a citizen as
his father and grandfathers, is
the wish of the Journal.
SHAW GETS CASH
FOR ATLANTIC LINE
Success Crowns Long Campaign
to Finance Purchase o! Line,
LANDS ENOUGH BRITISH GOLD.
Qoes to Pennsylvania.
I. H. Ebersole, the Sixth
street blacksmith, accompanied
by his two sons, will depart to
morrow for an extended visit with
friends and relatives at his old
home in Pennsylvania. Mr. Eber
sole's health has not been very
good for the past few months,
suffering from a severe nervous
trouble, and he hopes to be bene-
llted by a few months' rest, over
which period his absence will ex
lend. His shop will he closed
during his stay. The many friends
of Mr. Ebersole trust that, his two
mouths' vacation may restore his
former health and that he will re
turn to resume his business as of
Buried Near Auburn.
A special from Auburn, under
dale of May 5, says: Rev. Har
rison Presson, who was suffocated
a few days ago at Lincoln, was
buried here at the Sheridan
cemetery yesterday. This county
was Rev. Presson's home for over
flirty years. His wire died here
abniit live years ago, after which
he removed to Lincoln. He was a
veteran of the war of the rebel
lion, but his principal duty was
The midinnH bt'low nre takwn ot the
Hu rl I ii n ton di'ixit, where tho tlmr
nintnltr Im iiliiced under conditions
similar to thim lined ly the United
States weather bureau:
H a. m ... . lit 1 p. in. . . . 73
10 a. in 07 2 p. m 75
For Nebraska Fair Monday.
Tuesday, fair; warmer in west.
Fcrmer Governor of Iowa Cable From
London That Bonds Have Been Sold.
Plan Extension of Line From Coun
cil Blufis East.
Des iMolued, May 6. Leslie M. Shaw
bus landed enougn English money to
buy a railroad.
Thin Is the substance of a brief
cablegram received by interested Iowa
parties from London.
The cablegram Implies that enougs
Ootids of the Iowa and Omohu rail
road have been sold to raise $402,000
for the purchuH-3 of the Atlantic North
and South line.
The company's $3,00i) option on this
road baa expired. An inlcr will be Is
bued by Judge Arthur at Atlantic ex
tending the time to May 16.
Mr. rihaw cabled: "Bonds cashed;
Armed with the necessary gold the
Shaw syndicate will now bo able to
iake ovei tho Atlantic North and
South railroad, of which it has boon
trying to gain control.
It was represented that as soon as
this property was secured the Iowa
and Omaha road would be able to
float $5,000,000 worth of bonds and
start the extension of their line from
Council Bluff a eas. The road is al
leady built and being operated as far
as Trey nor.
Mr. Shaw left for England about
ton days ago after the syndicate which
he represents had met with repeated
failures In producing the money de
manded for the Atlantic line. Twice
the company put up large sums ol
money upon the strength of promises
that bonds for the necessary amount
that of recruiling olllcer. He was would easily be floated in London by
n superannuated minister of the their agents.
Methodist Episcopal church, hut While some of the bonds were dis
continued too ccupy the pulpit on P8ed of. a mysterious force, which
rare occasions ' the Bvndlcato claimed was rival Amer-
' ican railroad Interests, apparently In-
I terfered with the marketing of the se
Specials in Millinery Line. j curlties. Five thousand dollars was
Mrs. Dwyer, the South Sixth ! forfeited by the syndicate, but an ex
street milliner, will this week!"10" of time was secured. Thin
commence a serious of weekly ! tlme limlt al8 expired, but the coin
special sales which will continue I Pa"J was again disappointed.
' . ,, ,. . . ,,,., I Three thousand dollars was then
up to the first of July hese rajHej for Rnother eiten8,on of t,m
sales will be held on the three, Rnd Mr gaw Urtp(, t haBte fer
closing dayso f each week. Com-( tendon. Thnt he ha8 8llCPeeded In
mewing Ihis week she will olTer clearing the financial sky there now
you al a special discount the, seems evident. According to all prom
llowers nnd trimmings in the j Ises, the closing of these negotiation
store. Call nnd see the line and assure Des Moines another road west
you will be pleased with the ! o Council BlufTs.
There will be a missionary
meeting at tho Holiness church in
South Park on Tuesday evening,
May 7, at which lime Agnes (ilenn,
who has been a missionary in
Japan for ten years, hut who was
compelled to return home last fall
on account of failing health, will
be present and give a talk. Miss
(ilenn expects lo return lo Japan
next Sept ember. Kverybody is
Train No. 1 for Hastings.
Hurlinglon Agent W. R. Cle
ment has made arrangements for
train No. 1 to stop here for all
passengers and members of the
Commercial club who wish to at
tend the convention in Hastings.
Rev. L. V. (lade and wife visit
ed Omaha friends for a few hours
today, going on I he morning train.
Notice to Chicken Owners.
John Kinser has a garden. This
is not news lo his negihliors. He
will not have it destroyed by the
neighbors' chickens. Keep them
up or he will kill them.
Mrs. W. J. Hotz, who has been
a guest of Mrs. L. 11. Egenherger
for a lime, departed Ihis nfler
noon for Omaha to visit, her son,
Will, who was recenlly married
and has begun housekeeping in
We are now handling a complete
line of coal. Call and let us quote you
prices for your fall and winter coal.
We handle wheat, oats, corn and
chop of all kinds. '
Ind. Telephone 297
Nelson Jean & Go.
- Automobile -Bridge
is Now Open for Traffic!
The Best and Shortest Route
Between Omaha and
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