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VOLUME XXXI.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1912.
NO. 48.
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H AnEMPTS ARE BEING MADE 10
SOLVE PROBLEM OF HIGH COST OF LIVING
Elimination of Waste, Selection of Foods Containing the Greatest
Nutritive Value, and Skill in Concocting Appetizing Dishes, '
are all Steps in the Right Direction.
In attempting to solve the
problem of the high cost of living,
Kansas is directing its energies
toward showing the wage-earners
how to economize on the food
products. Prof. E. II. S. Hailey,
food analyst of the state board of
health, is sending to each local
labor union a copy of rules which
he believes will help housewives
in their effort to save money, or
to receive better food values for
the amount expended. The first
eight rules are:
Stop eating more than is neces
sary. Stop the waste in the se
lection of food. Do not waste good
food by throwing it away. . Food
bought, in small packages costs
more than it is worth. The most
expensive food is not always the
best. Do not purchase foods out
of season. The best food may be
spoiled by bad cooking. Have a
system in preparing foods and
avoid the purchase of more than
is needed for immediate use.
Professor Hailey believes the
average person eats too much, lie
says: "The appetite often excites
a perosn to take more food than is
necessary or is good for his sys
tem. Unrestrained appetite in
either food or drink leads to a
loss of efficiency and adds to the
cost of living. The heaviest waste
comes from the improper selec
tion of food, mistakes in keeping
or storing, and in preparation for
the table."
Kansas will hereafter pay a
bonus of $500 to every High
school that maintains a complete
domestic science course. The
agricultural college will send out
a doen movable domestic seienct
schools to stay a week in each
town for the purpose of showini
housewives how to cook accord
mg to I lie latest ideas m economic
management. Food thrift lec
tures will also be sent broadens
over the state, telling the different
kinds of food and tie nutritive
value of each. In this way the
cost of living can be kept down,
and the greatest possible nutri
ment can be secured from all the
foods used. Elimination of waste,
selection of foods containing the
crealest nutritive value, and skill
in concocting appetizing dishes
are all "steps in the right direc
tion. Hy anil by it will be con
sidered a crime for housewives to
be wasteful.
Ma Good Time From Omaha.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Ed llynott yesterday lowered
the motorcycle record between
Omaha and I'lattsmoulh to 15
minutes of actual running. Ed
made it in exactly 55 minutes, but
was laid out ten minutes at La
Platte by two punctures in his
tire. From Omaha to La Platte
required 35 minutes and the speed
limit within the corporation limits
of Omaha and South Omaha were
adhered to. Ed is confident he
can lower his runinng time of yes
terday when the road is a little
better.
11 VERI PRETTY
TREE PLANTING A SUC
CESS GASS COUNTY
Cottonwood Trees Planted Forty
three Years Ago Now Being
Made Into Lumber.
HOI ID
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CONSIDERED THE BES
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New Switch Engines to Be Built
. at the Burlington Shops
in Havelock.
The Havelock shops will soon
begin to build five switch engines,
known as class (i 3. Material is
now being assembled for t he pur
pose. Class (S. engines are the
second largest in service on the
Burlington system west of the
Missouri river. These have a
tractive power of 28,200 pounds.
The largest size have a tractive
power of 33,700 pounds, says the j testifying to his
Lincoln Jurnal.
The traction force or pulling
capacity of switch engines as well
as locomotives has been increas
ing considerably in the last
twenty-five years. Fifteen years
ago the shops built a class fl i
switch engine, which had a trac
tive power of but 18,400 pounds.
Twenty-live years ago the maxi
mum tractive power of switch en
gines built at the mechanical de
partments of the railroad was
only 13,350 pounds.
With the present modern
facilities of the Havelock shops it
will take fifty men but six days to
build one of the five switch en
gines soon under construction. In
the last ten years "twenty-three
switch engines have been built at
the shops. Six of the (1 G class, or
largest size with greatest tractive
force are still in Active service.
Switch engines built by the
company are considered more
satisfactory than those which are
built by contract with some big
locomotive factory. They are de
clared to run longer without re
pairs and to outlast. With the
latest and most modern labor
saving machinery it has been
found that they can be erected for
less money. The building of
switch engines has not been car
ried on for several years at the
shops because there has been no
demand for new motive power of
this kind. Many years ago tin
road built some locomotives. With
its present excellent facilities for
manufacturing them it is pos
sible that at some time this class
of work will be resumed. Shop
ofllcials declare that they are not
afraid to tackle anything in this
lino with the equipment now.
Senator Shallenberger.
The How-ells Journal has this
to say of the next democratic U. S.
senator from this state: A. G.
Shallenberger is a far-sighted
statesman whose policies stand
the test of time. Take the bank
guarantee law, which he was
among the first to advocate and
which, as governor, he had the
pleasure of signing. It is today
one of the most popular laws upon
the statute books of our state, and
even Hie bankers who fought it
the hardest now admit its good
points. Then there is the 8 o'clock
closing law. What a howl went
up when he signed it! It is today
extremely popular with our peo
ple and will never be repealed. So
we might go on and mention other
acts of the ex-governor, all
good judgment.
In brief, he is the kind of man who
makes good. He will be as useful
in the United Slates senate as he
was in the governor's chair.
Board Adjourns.
From Tuesday' Dally.
The board of county commis
sioners finished their labors as a
hoard of equalization yesterday
and Mr. Heebner departed for his
home this morning and Mr. Jor
dan this afternoon. They will sit
again one week from today to re
reive and consider bids for the
building of bridges in the county
The question of straightening out
the road on the line of Cass and
Lancaster counties has been
agitating the minds of the board
to some extent, and the matter of
a meeting between the boards of
Cass and Lancaster counties is to
be arranged by Chairman Fried
rich and this will no doubt, occur
in the near future. The conference
will occur at the line and the two
boards will view the proposed
changes to be made.
CHURCH WEDDING
In conversation with W. T,
Smith a day or two ago, the writer
was informed that Mr. Smith was
ennnticd a part of last week in
cutting and sawing into lumber
some large collonwood trees on
(he farm of Jacob Tritsch, about
a mile east of the old Livingston
ranch, in Fight Mile drove pre
cinct. Some of these trees wen
more than 100 feet high and near
ly four feet in diameter, and one
Irce alone made several hundred
feet of lumber.
The lumber from these tree.-
Mr. Tritsch intends to use in tin
consiruclion or a large nam on
his farm. Some interesting his-
torv is related concerning these
magnificent trees, in 1808 Judge'
Hasil S. Ramsey, then about, 2i
years old, purchased the eighty
lores upon which these trees
grew for $300. At that time there
was not a sign of a tree of any
kind upon the land except a few
willow sprouts along a small
spring branch across the south
east, corner. That year Judge
llamsey, with a small team of
horses and a 12-inch plow, broke
about half the eighty, including
the part where the grove and or
chard are now located. While
breaking the land the Judge
batched in a 10x12 shanty made
of collonwood lumber.
The next spring, 1801), he laid
olT I he rows about eight feet
apart and planted the cotton
wood sprouts, three or four feet
in length, from which grew Mr.
Trilsch's saw logs. The Judge
tilled the ground between the
trees for some years until the
trees got a good start, and from
these young collonwoods, so care
fully planted and tended by the
Judge 43 years ago, have develop
ed the magnificent trees which
have weathered many a hard
storm and now furnish the ma
terial for a valuable barn.
At the time the cottonwoods
were planted Judge Ramsey also
planted an orchard of apple trees,
many of which are still living and
bearing fruit every year. Wnlnut
trees planted at that, time have
acquired a diameter of two feet
and are bearing every year. The
farm was sold by Judge Ramsey
to Jacob Tritsch in 1889, and
many valuable improvements have
been added since. How very truly
vermeil is trie auage oi ine late
Hon. J. Sterling Morton: "Plant
trees."
Mr. Joseph Sedlak and Miss Her-
mia Kalasek United In Holy
Bonds of Wedlock.
From Tuesday's Daily.
very pretty church wedding
occurred this morning at the Holy
Rosary Catholic church, when
Father John Vlcek joined in the
holy bonds of wedlock Mr. Joseph
Sedlak and Miss Hermia Kalasek.
The bride was attended by Miss
Celia Kalasek, a sister, and Miss
Clara Janda. The groom was ac
companied by James Sedlak,
brother of the groom and J. Kal
asek, a brother of the bride. A
large number of relatives of the
happy young couple attended the
marriage ceremony at the church,
after which Hie bridal party and
guests repaired to the home of the
bride's mother, Mrs. Joseph Kal
asek, where a reception was ten
dered the bride and groom. About
12 o'clock a sumptuous wedding
dinner was served at the home of
t he bride's mot her.
The groom and bride are pop
ular young people, Mr. Sedlak
having acquired many friends
among I'lattsmoutu young men
since his arrival from his native
land a few years ago. lie holds a
good position at the Hurlington
local shops, where he is wi
liked by all who come in contact
with him. The bride was born
and reared in this city and is an
attractive and highly respected
young lady, being the daughter of
Mrs. Joseph Kalasek of this oily,
and she possesses a large ciroli
of young friends with whom she
is very popular.
l lie Journal joins with their
legion of friends in wishing Mr
and Mrs. Sedlak prosperity and
happiness along life's journey.
Another New Baby In Town.
From Monday's Pally.
The stork isiled the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. (',. Epings last
niht and left them the dearest
and sweetest little daughter that
ever "came down the pike," and
J. C. is just a little bit the
proudest papa in Plallsinoulh to
day. Mother and baby are doing
nicely and the Journal hopes the
little lady will live many years to
brighten the home of her parents.
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE
It
OF
TENTH BIRTHDAY
James Hunter and son, Robert,
departed this afternoon for
Hitchcock, South Dakota, where
they will visit Mr. Hunter's
daughter for a few days, return
ing with Mrs. Hunter and the
children next week.
Few Days on the Farm.
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Johnson
went to the home of their
son, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Johnson, down near Weeping
Water. Frank came up after them
Thursday, ret in ning home Sun
day morning. Mr. and Mrs. John
son are living on the Walker
section, north of Weeping Water,
where they have erected a new
residence and made many other
improvements until they are most
comfortably situated. The crops
are looking as good as in other
sections of the county, which,
combined with an excellent lint
up of stock, they are truly on the
prosperous side of life.
(i. It. Rhoden of Eight Mile
drove precinct visited his par
cuts, George W. Rhoden and wife,
for a short lime today, as well as
looking after a few items of busi
ness.
Poor Crops In the East.
E. Rignell, superintendent of
the Lincoln division of the Hur
lington, who returned Saturday
from an extended trip in the east,
says crops look better west of
Chicago than east of that city,
and that the best prospects are
near the Missouri river. Mr.
Hignell spent some time in New
York City and observed the crop
situation between New York and
Chicago closely. "dlad to get
back to Nebraska," he said. "Con
ditions are better here. If the east
depends on such crops as I saw
I he people would starve to death.
It seems good to get back where
crops grow and where farmers
have real farms." Lincoln Jour-pal.
. A Linen Shower.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last evening Miss Anna
O'Hrien, who has been making her
home wilh Mrs. Weckbach, was
made the victim of a most i
lightful surprise party. Miss
O'Hrien is soon to be married, and
so a number of her friends plan
ned Ibis enjoyable occasion, it be
ing in the nature of a linen
shower. Miss O'Hrien was com
pletely surprised when her friends
walked in on her, and during the
evening when she was 'showered
wilh many handsome linen pieces,
she could not help but feel pleas
ed at the kind remembrances of
her friends. A number of amuse
ments had been planned, which
furnished plenty of entertainment
for all. The first one was that of
pinning the tail on the donkey, in
which Miss Albia Svoboda captur
ed the prize, a pretty linen piece,
while Miss T. Hempel was award
ed the booby prize, a small pack
age of candy. The jolly company
then indulged in a marshniallow
eating contest, and Miss Helen
Spies succeeded in downing tin
largest, number and was presented
with a bottle of perfume. ' Miss
Anna O'Hrien won the booby
prize, a box of gooseberry can
dies. Delicious refreshments
were served, after which the
guests departed for their homes,
having thoroughly enjoyed them
selves. Those in attendance were
Misses Albia Svoboda, Teresa
Hempel, Margaret Hanrahan, Rose
Vondran, Hermia and Helen
Spies, Mary Novolny, Mary West,
Mary Nemelz, Emma Hauer and
Minnie Horn.
Large Company of Little Folks
Delightfully Entertained Yes
terday Afternoon.
From Wednesday's Dally.
A large company of little people
were deligliuully entertained bv
little Miss Ruth Mo ITet at her
home yesterday afternoon in
honor of her tenth birthday an
niversary. For the entertainment
or ner in le iruesis Hum mid ar
ranged a peanut hunt, and a num
ber of peanuts had been previous
ly hidden in various nooks about
the lawn. Fpon counting the
peanuis u was ioumi inai, miss
Hallance had found the large
number and sue was awarded (lie
price, a roly-poly.
The little guests then par
ticipated in various games, which
furnished plenty of amusement
for them and which made the aft
el-noon s entertainment a most
enjoyable one. A pleasing fealun
was a dainty birthday luncheon
consisting of brick ice cream
cake, lemonade and candies, which
were served about 0 o'clock.
Those who assisted little Miss
Ruth in properly celebrating her
birthday were: Adelia Sayles
Clara Mae Morgan, Helen Wes
cott, Mason Wescott, Carl Wurl
nut martin,, r ranees martin
Waller Martin, Dorotha Peters
Fern Thompson, Clara Louise Ah
bolt, Lee Abbott, Gladys Coiner
Marie Nemelz, Johnny Nemelz
Jauline Knjeck, Jenelle llajeck
F.li.abeth Kajeck, Roseo Hill, Alii
Plak, Clodit Plak, Theodore IMak
Carl ami Ruth MolTet, Miss Eth
Itallanre and Miss Nell Oakes.
UNITED IN
fcninpif
Very Pretty Home Wedding Takes
Place Wednesday, June 19,
at High Noon.
mm Wednesday's Dally.
A very pretty home wedding
ook piace eiinesiiay, .nine iv, at
high noon, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. M. (lodwin, when their
oldest daughter, Miss Mollye, was
united in marriage to Mr. John
Shurigar of Kenesaw, Neb. The
solemn and impressive ring cere
mony, which united this happy-
young collide, was read by Rev. A.
. Zink, pastor of the Christian
liurch of I'lattsmoulh. Tin?
bride wore a wedding gown of
while embroidery and carried a
shower bouquet of bride's roses.
Miss Anna Wohlfarth of this
ily was bridesmaid, while Mack
McCarlhv was the best man. Miss
F.li.abeth Shea of this city played
the wedding march.
Miss Mollye grew to woman
hood in this city, where she
recently graduated from the High
school and is a member of the
High School Mandolin club. She
is a young lady of charming per
sonality, possessing a rare
musical talent. Mr. Shurigar is a
prosperous farmer, residing near
Kenesaw and is a young man of
high standing in his home com
munity.
Mr. and Mrs. Shurigar left on
No. 'J3 over the Hurlinglou for the
west and will be at home after
July I.
Double Wedding Today.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Judge Heeson issued marriage
licenses yesterday for I ho mar
riage of Harry Haugliman to Miss
Mabel Kline and for Earl Kline
and Miss Haugliman, and a double
wedding occurred today. The
groom in the first and the bride
in the second mentioned couple
are the son and daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Haugliman, re
siding len miles west of Plalts-
inoulh, while the bride of the first
and the groom of tho second men
tioned couple are the daughter
and son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Kline, residing west of Murray.
Sarpy County Commissioners.
From Tuesday's Daily
Joseph I'llug, Jacob Sass and
James Ely, members of the county
board of commissioners from
Sarpy county, in company with
County Surveyor ll. D. Patterson
and County Clerk Will Patterson,
were in this city a few hours.
Monday. They drove down to and
over the new road leading to the
new Pollock-Dull' bridge across
Ihe Platte river to look after tho
same, where they met Mr. Pollock
and accompanied him to this city,
where they were entertained for :i
few hours by that gentleman. The.
Sarpy county men are like all the
balance of Ihe commissioners of
the state of Nebraska, very en
thusiastic over the good roads
proposition, and while here as
sured Mr. Pollock that they wern
going To get right after Ihe road
from South Omaha through Sarpy
county to the river and put it in
excellent, condition. At Ihe pres
ent lime it is a good road for
traveling, but they are going to
make it belter, and have two gangs
of men at work now. The road
leading to the bridge from tho
south has been placed in good
condition and before many weeks
the road from this city to Omaha
will be one of Ihe best in Ihe state.
May the good roads movement
continue to grow.
W. C. James of Omaha and S.
D. Woodley of Lincoln are in the
oily looking after the interests of
Ihe Modern Woodmen and at Ihe
same time working up a'class to
be initiated on the dedication of
the new Woodman building when
completed.
In County Court.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The last will and testament of
John Wolpert, late of near Man-
ley, was offered for probate in the
county court yesterday. Joseph
Wolpert, a son of the deceased,
was present in court, as was also
Thomas Akeson, who was one of
the attesting witnesses to the ex
ecution of the instrument.
Final settlement was made in
the estate of Mrs. Anna Schneider,
deceased, and decree of distribu
tion of tho property and findings
of heirship entered.
Charles Johnson In Town.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Charles Johnson and wife of
near Louisville drove lo the conn
ly seat Ibis morning to look after
business matters for a few hours.
Mr. Johnson was formerly a
citizen of I'lattsmoulh and pro
prielor of the Riley barber shop
He is now doing fine on the farm
Crop prospects are not as bright
as thev have been in more sea
sonable years, but Mr. Johnson
believes there will be a much hel
ler yield of wheat than farmers
generally expected, but it is a
question how to save the crop, as
Ihe straw is so short that it will
be a very difficult matter lo cut
and bind the wheat. Oats will be
very good, but the cold weather
is injurious to the corn crop, said
Mr. Johnson.
Showed Theodore's Big Stick.
From Monday's Dally.
As No. 0 pulled away from the
station this morning tho express
man exhibited at tho door a fine
example of Roosevelt's "big
stick," which had been started
from Lincoln and was making tho
Journey with tho Lincoln com
lingent.to the Chicago conven
tion, all lagged and prepaid to
the convention hall.
M. W. A. Building Progressing.
The workmen are making good
progress on I ho new M. W. A.
building. The rooms in the sec
ond story have had Ihe plastering
completed and Hie work on the
lower walls is now well along. The
windows are all in and Ihe car
penters are now doing the finish
ing. The finishing will requiro
some lime to complete, but the
work is to be pushed right along
until finished. A coniinillee yes
terday went to Omaha with J.
Warga and selected elegant, elec
tric light fixtures to be installed
at once.
Sixty-two Monday.
deorge Slaats, tho senior clerk
at Ihe postolTlce, celebrated his
C2d birthday Juno 17, 1912.
deorge was the recipient of a
generous supply of socks and
handkerchiefs as a gentlo remind
er that in the future ho will be
expected to keep his feet and nose
clean.
Miss Vallery Entertains.
Miss Mathilda Vallery was
hostess yesterday afternoon at a
charming bridge whist party in
honor of her friend, Mrs. Adams,
of Hoise, Idaho, and her sister-in-law,
Mrs. Lewis Vallery, of
Fort Worth. Texas. Four tables
were filled with lovers of tho
game and a most enjoyable time
was had. The guests of honor
were the recipients of handsonio
favors, while Miss Mia Oering
carried away the prize for points.
A delicious two-course luncheon
was served.
Halt 7. Volk of McClain, Neb., ar
rived last night on No. l and will
visit the Jacob Tritsch and M. L.
Friedrich homes, as well ns other
relatives in the. vicinity,