The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 21, 1912, Image 1
Neb Stale lliii - jab crTV If 4 A VOLUME XXXI. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1912. NO. e. i Itfrai AGAIN 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 lhcm.M 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 liniwr. 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 cxlent. 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. IN RECOGNITION OF HIS T FAITHFUL E 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. MRS. CHAS. F. VALLERY OF ST. 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 VISIT l NEW YORK STJLL ANOTHER NEW IL" 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 may.be 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 up-.to-.dale 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 ness. MRS. BEAKER VERT PLEASANTLY SURPRISED 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. MIKE MAUZY RESIGNS AT THE BURLINGTON SHOPS 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. BUSNESS BUILDING 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. E 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 position. 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. SHOWING THE GOODS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE The lime of year is al hand when displaying the goods is of greater importance than any oilier season. 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 Storekeeper. 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. SURPRISE TO MISS GERTRUD STENNER I n t i p nnnmmiv Liuniiiiii uuii SELLS Clll PLANT 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 conclusion. 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. THE RECITAL AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 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.