The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 21, 1912, Image 1

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A1 Law Should Be Enacted by lh
I Incoming Legislature Meaning
Something in This Direction.
.From .Tuesday's Dally.
Under our present system I
road work a great deal of inouey
is simply wasted in making what
may be termed temporary im
provements. What is needed is
a system that will build roads so
that they will be lasting and pass
able at all reasons of the year.
There can be no objections to the
incoming legislature passing a
measure that means something in
the way of road improvements,
and all who are directly interest
ed (who isn't?) in good roads of
a permanent, nature should write
or talk l,o their representatives
:about a measure that will in
roality bring to the front a law
that will bring about the desired
result. On the subject of better
roads the Lincoln Trade Review
offers the following timely sug
gestions: "This paper favors tin' enact
ment of a law' that will create a
state engineer and that will put
supervising power in his hands.
Then it favors giving to a county
engineer in each county supervis
ing authority over the county
roads in his county; then it, favors
the creation of a' law t hat will levy
annually at'least a Vi -mill tax for
good roads development in the
stale. The question of expenditure
of proceeds from 'Vt -mill levy can
be easily adjusted; it ought, to be
a fund available -only to those
counties that themselves expend
ed a proper amount of money on
highways. .As it i.-. a general tax,
the larger and more populous
counties will contribute the most
to the fund raised. When il comes
1o apportioning this money, if a
certain county, "through its coun
ty board, says 1 hat it will expend
.2n,00() mi its highways for the
current year, and another county
says il will expend M 0,000 during
the same year for the same pur
pose, then the county expending
double the amount should receive
in turn double the timount from
the stale tax. Then- would be an
incentive in this for icounl ies to
do more toward good roars than
they might, ordinarily do. The
state appropriation would he mi
the nature of a premium and the
county doing the most work in it
self would receive the nvosl. from
the stale in payment for its enter
prise. Of course, the details of
a bill of this character would need
a good deal of attention and work
ing out along practical lines, but
this ought not to be a difficult
task. Taking the general proposi
tion, there ought to be no objec
tion of any practical weight in
either branch of the legislature
toward a law of this character.
The value of good roads, the
way they enhance properly values,
the way they make for better rural
transportation, is so self-evident
as to need no discussion. No lax
that could be raised would go in
.a broader way to the general good
.of all the people of the state and
to the tluancial interests of the
tate than would a lax levied and
expended for better highways.
This coming legislature is going
to have unusual opportunities to
do some real practical good for
th stale in the way of developing
legislation of this character. II
is most sincerely hoped that the
next session of lawmakers will
rise to (he occasion and the op
portunities that will be before
Some Very Fine Bread.
The firm of K. O. Dovey & Son
have been holding a contest for
tho best loaf of bread baked from
the Queen Quality Hour, and the
prize for this month has been
awarded Mrs. C. R. Frans. Last,
month Hie prize, a sack of the
celebrated Hour, was given ti Mrs.
Lottie Ingalls for the best loaf of
bread. There were some eighty
entries, and while all were of ex
cellent quality, the judges decided
the ladies named above had just
a little the best of the baking.
Paper Napkins at this office.
! ft WilH Coo:h ninner.
From Tuesday's Dully.
On Friday Airs. J. It. Mc.Ylakeu
delightfully entertained .a number
of guests at an elaborate dinner
party, .covers being laid for IS. It
was j ii the nature of a goone din-
near, as Henry had been very suc
cessful while hunting and had
succeeded in landing a .line wild
goose. Il 5-s needless to -say that
the guests did most thoroughly
relish this dinner and they only
hope .that Henry will fco able to
capture another one in the very
near future and that they will be
invited to partake of anoi'her such
Spends a Very Enjoyable Time
With Her Daughters in New
York City.
From Friday's Dully.
.Mrs. Oeorgo E. Dovey, who re
cently returned from her visit, in
New York, reports a most enjoy
able visit, with her daughters in
the great city. The weather con
ditions were splendid while Mrs.
Dovey was there and she was abJe
to enjoy the trip to the fullest
Miss Alice Dovey has just re
turned from her successful Eng
lish tour with "The Pink Lady,"
and the management has decided
to continue the show this season
on the road and Mrs. Dovey was
able to visit, her daughter a short
lime before the company left on
its lour of the large cities. She
also visited her other daughters,
Mrs. Fred Truesdell and Miss
Catherine Dovey there. Miss
Catherine is studying vocal train
ing under Miss Terry in. that city
and is to take up this line of work.
Miss Terry was formerly in Oma
ha and since her removal to New
York has secured a splendid pat
ronage of pupils taking up her
methods of teaching, and Miss
Dovey is proving a very adept
pupil of the teacher.
Mrs. Truesdell is not appearing
on the stage this season, as her
husband is stationed in New York,
where he is connected with one of
the large moving picture com
panies, and Mrs. Truesdell is
looking after the rearing of their
little daughter, Jane.
Captain S. II. Morrison, the
veteran agent of the Metropolitan
Life Insurance company, has just
received a very handsome gold
shield badge as a token of his
faithful service to the company as
its agent in this city and Nebraska
City. II. is surmounted by a gold
eagle, while the lower portion is
surrounded by a laurel wreath of
roman gold and the center of the
badge contains the figures 11)12
and the lettering on the outside is
"Faithful Service, Metropolitan
Life Insurance Co." The whole
is very artistically arranged and
makes the captain a handsome
souvenjr of his ten years' service
in the company's employ.
From Tuesday's i,ally.
' The friends in this city of Mrs.
Charles F. Vallery of St. Joseph,
Missouri, will be pleased to learn
that she is recovering nicely from
I he effects of the operation which
she recently underwent in a hos
pital in that city. Mrs. Vallery
was formerly Miss Manola Eikon
bery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Eikenbery. residing soulh
west of this city. The operation
was a very serious one and the
friends here have been anxiously
awaiting reports from her bedside
ami that she is improving so much
will be very cheering to them.
Buy your fancy
the Journal office.
stationery at
15. GEO. E. DOM'S
Work to Begin on H. M. Soen
nichsen's New Qrocery Store
Building Right Away.
From Tueaday'-s .Dally.
Workmen .today began the work
of tearing down .t he bill board
west of t he Journal office in order
that the Hot placed in con
dition for the erection of the new
building of HI. M. Knennichsen,
who is to put. up one of the latest
and most grocery
stores in 1 he state.
The building will be .one story
in height and wi'ti be 100 feet long
and the full width. of the lot. The
building is to be finished with a
handsome modern front and will
be one of I be ne.alesl-nppoaring
business houses in the city.
Mr. Soennirhsen now has a very
large stock of groceries and is
unable, in his present, cramped
quarters, to properly handle the
large amount of business that
comes to his store, and the new
building will lie built with a view
of taking care of the rapidly
growing business of the linn.
This is one of the most import
ant building operations of-the
year in Plattsmouth and shows
the progressive spirit of the busi
ness men of the city and their
confidence in the future of the
city and its business interests, and
Mr. Soennicnsen is to ne con
gratulated on his enterprise in
putting up this building, as it fills
up the block from Fourth to Fifth
streets with good, substantial
buildings and will make, an i Ideal
location for his line grocery store.
Mr. Soenniohsen has disposed
of his present building to oulsiih
parties, and as soon as the now
buildinir is completed will vacate
his present store room. The work
on the new building will be rush
ed from now. on, as Mr. Soennich
sen is very anxious to gel settled
in the new quarters, where he can
more adequately handle his busi
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last evening Mrs. M. K. Man
speaker was most pleasantly sur
prised by a number of her friends,
and after the hostess had re
covered from the surprise the
guests proceeded to enjoy a most
delightful evening in playing high
five and social conversation. Dur
ing the course of I he evening the
guests brought forth a sumptuous
luncheon, which added greatly
to the enjoyment of the evening.
Miss Pearl Muinin gave a number
of very line instrumental selec
tions during the evening that were
a most delightful treat to the
guests. Those composing the
surprise parly were: Mesdames
11. M. Shlaes, F. It. (iullimann, W.
D. Smith, Joseph Droege, Kate
Remington of Omaha, J. K. Mo
Daniel, Olga Croscarry, John
Mailer, sr., J. C. Peterson, Val
Rurkel, p. F. Coos, W. E. Rosen
crans, L. H. F.genborger, Nicholas
Ilalmes and Carl Kunsmann.
From Tuesday's Dally
Mike Mauzy, who for a number
of years has been the foreman of
the Burlington blacksmith shop,
yesterday resigned his position
with the company. Mr. Mauzy
will be succeeded by William F.
Warga, who has been employed in
I lie shops here for many years and
is well qualified to fill the posi
tion, although the task will be a
difficult one, as Mr. Mauzy was one
of (he most capable men in the
employ of the railroad company
here and was very popular with
I lie employes. That. Mr. Mauzy
and his estimable wife will con
tinue to make their home here
will be the universal wish of their
many fricnos.
Go to Cedar Creek.
From Friday's .Daily.
This morning Frank (iobclinan
and his painting force departed
for Cedar Creek, where they will
be employed for a short time in
painting the residence of Mrs.
Melzger, just east of that village.
This is line of the finest farm
homes in the county and Mrs.
Motzger will find that she has
placed her work in the proper
hands for an artistic job, as they
are some painters.
Her Many Friends Drop In Unex
pected and Give Miss Stenner
a Great Surprise.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Miss (iertrude Stenner had
often boasted of the fact that she
had never been the victim wf a
surprise parly ami furthermore1
she boasted .that they never could
get one on her, as she would
surely find it out. Hut, neverthe
less, her friends did spring a sur
prise on her and il was a most
complete one.
Last evening while Miss Sten
ner was entertaining a young lady
friend, and .as her guest was
playing on the piano, twenty or
more of Miss Stenuer's lady
friends very quietly stepped on
the porch and entered the parlor
of the Stenner home and greeted
Miss Ciertrude with "Surprise."
We must say Jhat Miss Stenner
was most horribly surprised, as
the expression on her face surely
rev ealed, and be can never boast
again that she had not been sur
prised. For the past few weeks Miss
Stenner has been employed as
jU.K;grpher at the Lincoln Tele
phone and Telegraph company's
ollice, but has resigned her posi
tion to accept a position as in
I motor in shorthand in the Lin
coin liusiness college at Lincoln,
and will depart for that point
Friday morning. Consequently
this delightful occasion was in the
nature of a farewell, and although
the guests are sorry to lose Miss
Stenner from their midst, yet lliey
are much pleased at her success
and extend to her their best wishes
for continued success in her new
After Miss Slenner had some
what recovered from Hie shock of
having been surprised, the jolly
company proceeded to spend Hie
time in recitations, vocal ami in
strumental music and participat
ing in many games. At a enn
ven'ent lime Mrs. Stenner served
an excellent luncheon, which
greatly added to the pleasures of
I he evening.
The lime of year is al hand
when displaying the goods is of
greater importance than any oilier
Eleven months in the year peo
ple come into your store and ask
for certain goods, buy them and
go out.
In December people come in by
the score without know ing what
they want, or perhaps not know
ing that they want anything.
They are just looking.
Hut if you have your stock so
displayed that they can see what
you have, they will buy.
The more goods you show, the
more sales you make.
Consider whether it may not be
profitable to you to seize this op
portunity to add something in the
way of display fixtures that, will
pay for themselves before Christ
inas and give you their services
indefinitely I hereafter. Inland
Injured by Fall.
From Tuesday's Dally.
John Rotter, who is employed
in the lumber vard of Hie Hurling
tou shops, had the misfortune this
morning to fall off a car of cin
ders and bruise himself up con
siderably, bul no serious injury
was caused. John will be com
pelled to retire from active work
for a few davs.
n t i p nnnmmiv
Liuniiiiii uuii
New Company Takes Possession,
but Al Clabaugh Remains as
Manager for the Present.
From Wednesday'! Dally.
The interests and gas and elec
tric light plants of the .Nebraska
Lighting company in this city
were today transferred to tho
Eaton-Abbott Operating company
of Cleveland, Ohio, who will con
duct the plants in the future. This
deal has been in prospect for some
time and the negotiations were
finally brought to a successful
No definite arrangements have
been made by the new owners in
regard to the management of the
local company, but Mr. Albert Cla
baugh will remain for I he present,
al least, in charge, ami it is to be
hoped he will continue in I ho posi
tion permanently, as he has been
the most efficient manager the
company has had in this city and
is always ready to serve the
patrons of the company to the
best of his ability.
Extensive improvements are
said to be planned in the local gas
and electric light, systems as soon
as the change in ownership is
finally settled, and the new com
pany placed in charge. The rates
in both gas and electric service
will remain the same for the pres
ent at least. The new operating
company is said to be well sup
plied with the necessary capital to
go ahead and make the improve
ments desired, and I hat t hey can
see their way clear to make the
plant in this oily more modern is
to be hoped.
. The. .Eaton -Abbott com;ianv, in
addition to the local plant, also
bought several oilier public utility
plants, including the following:
Red Oak Oas and Red Oak Elec
tric Lighting Co.; Shenandoah,
Iowa, Artificial Ice, Power, Heat
and Light Co., and Die People's
(as Co. and Hie (las and Fleet rie
Co. al York, and Oas company at
Heat rice.
Attendance Very Small for Enter
tainment of This Character,.
Which Was Grand.
From Wednesday's Dully.
The recital given last evening
al, the First, Presbyterian church
by Carl Fredreio Steckelberg, head
of the violin and orchestral de
partment of the University School
of Music, ami J. Frank Frysinger,
organist and choirmaster of the
First. Presbyterian church of Lin
coln, was one of he most delight
ful musical events ever given in
the city, and deserved a much
larger crowd than was present to
hear the gentlemen.
Ilolh of the players are artists
in their lines and their rendition
of the various numbers on the
program were given in the most
classic manner, The "Evening
Song" and '"Supplical ion," render
ed by Mr. Frysinger, were especi
ally beauliful, as was the "Faust
Fantesie," given by Mr. Steckel
berg, and made a deep impression
on the audience. The entire pro
gram had been prepared with a
view of giving the artists an op
portunity to display their talents
and they certainly proved them
selves masters of the instruments
upon which they played.
The ladies of I he Q. Z. society
deserve the appreciation of the
music-loving public for the rare
treat given them last evening.
Fine New Boy.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. C. L.
Wiles, near this oily, was visited
by the stork Sunday and left a
tine 10-pound heir with them.
The mother and lillle boy are gel
ling along in line shape and I he
happy father will become settled
down to the common things of
life in a few days and be able to
resume his duties about the farm.
Attracts Considerable Attention.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The hardware store of G. P.
Eastwood is attracting a great
deal of attention today with their
demonstration of the celebrated
Copper Clad ranges. The demon
stration is under (lie charge of
Mr. Leach, a representative of tho
company, and the visitors are be
ing treated to biscuits baked in
this excellent range, as well as
coffee. Tomorrow the visitors will
be served with alfalfa biscuits,
and if the representations of the
general demonstrator can bo re
lied upon, the store should be
crowded, as these are some biscuits.
,11116 GOOD?
Some Parents Claim There Is
Something Radically Wrong in
the Methods of Instruction.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Thousands of people are com
plaining every year that the pub
lic schools are not "making good."
They cannot understand why the
great majority of bovs, after
reaching the sixth or seventh
grade, fail to pass their examina
tions, become discouraged and
drop out of school, says the.
Columbia State.
The small proportionate num
ber of graduates they regard as
proving thai something is radical
ly wrong in the scheme and meth
ods of instruction. Not for a
moment do they remember what
they are asking of I he schools.
If I hey could compare their out
lay for education with I he outlay
for healing or lighting their
homes and Ihen compare Hie re
sults, they would agree that no
other investment yields returns
worthy lo be mentioned by Hie
side of their investment in the
public schools, yet they insist thai
the schools should accomplish for
the average boy or girl len limes
w hat I hey do accomplish.
The mother or father who will
give to (he children in the family
an hour of assistance each day
will have no reason lo be disap
pointed with the school system.
If they will Ihree limes a year visit,
the schools and spend hall' an
hour in them, learning al first,
hand whal Die task of the teachers
is and how much the taxpayers
have asked the school system to
do, they will conclude thai won.
dors are being achieved at nom
inal cost, ami they will bo con
vinced, moreover, I hat, in respect,
to their own children they may
not expect the working of miracles
unless Ihey set. themselves Id do
faithfully what is physically be
yond the powers of the overwork
ed teachers.
They Were From Omaha.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Did you notice thai very much
corpulent, bunch of whole-souled
fellows thai were in the city of
Platlsmoulli yeslenlay afternoon?
They were friends of our excellent,
fellow citizen, Adolph (leise, and
were gnosis of Mr. leise during
their brief slay in Plaltsmouth.
They were from Omaha and came
down in the morning and returned
on the fast mail. The crowd was
composed of Charles W. Ortinan,
J. F. S. Ruiuoha, Conrad Keller,
T. F. Naught in, John Lairdslein,
alias "Lefty Louie," and A. Hakke.
To Undergo Operation.
From Friday's Dully.
Miss Anna Fgenberger was
taken to Omaha yesterday after
noon, where she will enter Im
manucl hospital to undergo an
operation. Miss Egenberger was
operated upon about a year ago
for appendicitis, but, has never
regained her former health, and
the physicians decided i,l would
be necessary for her to submit, to
another operal ion.
Commlslsoners Hold Meeting.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The county commissioners are
holding their regular meeting to
day and passing upon the various
claims against the county. Com
missioners Jordan and lleehiiep
came in last evening from their
home at Alvo and Xehawka lo join
Commissioner Friedrich in the
lileel ing.