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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1912.
The Old Missouri May Cut Away
More Land Above Folsom
From Friday's Dally.
The treacherous oid Missouri
river, which caused so much ex
pense and trouble to the Burling
ton railroad and tho residents
uar Folsom, just across the river
i Iowa, is aagin creating some
uneasiness among those residing
there, as it is feared that the river
is undermining the "made land"
above Folsom, and that as a result
it will slice away its eastern bank
during the spring rise and cut in
buhind the two miles of riprap
ping done by the railroad and the
government, which cost nearly
$300,000. The Glenwood Tribune
kas the following to say concern
ing the matter:
The riprapping, begun where
tke river made its savago attack
ou the Mills county bank, just be
low Folsom, last summer, has
been extended down the hank of
the river for one and three
fourths miles. The mails of wil
lows and wire are eighty-seven
feet wide and are sunk in the river
along the bank with carloads of
rock until the bank has almost the
strength of a bank of rock. There
are 79(5,880 square feet of the
rock-paved riprapping now pro
tecting the Mills county shore of
the river immediately below Fol
som. The protection has cost the
railroad company and I he govern
ment about $280,000, .$12,000 of
which has already been paid by
Ihe government. The greater part
of that total was spent by the rail
road company in May and June of
last summer; when such a light
was made to keep the current
from undermining the tracks.
Since the river has fallen to a low
water level the work has progress
ed rapidly and at a lower cost.
The danger of an attack from
above Folsom was first noticed
last week. Government engineers
aud engineers from the Burling
ton headquarters al SI. Joseph
were immediately summoned and
came lo look the situation over.
It was found I hat the current had
set in stronger against the west
ern side jusl above Folsom and
had already started culling. The
ice How in I he river had helped in
I he culling, I he large cakes bump
ing into lh. bank and carrying
away huge pieces. During the
last week I he ice llow has been
heavier and I he damage lo Gie
bank has been more noticeable.
Iliver men told I he engineers
that a gumbo point of la ml on the
Nebraska side was veering the
current Inward iliis side and
causing I he trouble. The point
caused trouble years ago, when
I lie railroad company put in a line
of riprapping to protect the land
between their I racks and the river.
Tho current, changed by Ihe new
riprapping, lias whittled away the
sandbar on the Nebraska side un
til it struck Ihe gumbo point
again. It did not si l ike as low
down this time, but set in against
Ihe bunk above the old riprapping
and threatens to cut in behind
I hat protection.
If the river got a start at thai
point it would come in behind the
old riprapping ami attack Ihe rail
road tracks just above Folsom.
The danger that il would cut in
Inward Pacilic .Juiu1! in:-,, destroy
ing thai town and thousands of
dollars worlh of trackage ami
leave Ihe l'lal I smoiil h hridge'high
and dry would be increased, as
the river would hae a si art above
Ihe protected point.
Several of Ihe engineers were
inclined lo scoff al danger f null
the river at Ihe point unhealed.
Several more experienced men at
Ihe site also expressed I heir
iloubl as lo danger from the river
there. Itut others of the author
ities, who had gained I heir knowl
edge of Ihe treacherous stream by
bitter experience, laid stress on
the danger threatened and are doing-
everything to get the point
protected. They say you can never
bi sure just what tho stream will
d'i. next and are ready to cite a
umnber of experiences as authority.
Funeral of Frank Severin.
From Friday's Dally.
The funeral of the lute Frank
Severin will be held here Sunday
afternoon, December 15. The
body will arrive at 1:15 from
Omaha over the Hurlington and
will he taken to the. Holy Rosary
church, where funeral services
will be held at 2 o'clock and the
interment made in Oak Hill cemetery.
Some Mall Order Houses Are
Legitimate, While Others Are
Biggest Frauds on Earth.
from Friday'! Dally.
Some of the trade papers have
been discussing the question as to
whether mail order competition is
That depends on the kind of
mail order competition. Some
kinds of mail order business is
fraudulant. They depend on
absolute swindling for success.
Other kinds of mail order busi
ness is rbsolulely legitimate.
Just because goods are offered
by mail does not brand the busi
ness as legitimate. It depends on
how they are offered.
We venture to say there are
some mail order houses which are
doing about as honest a business
as (lie average merchant. They
are selling goods for what they
really are, and are not making
any false statements.
There are other mail order
houses which by shrewd use of
words and black type aj'e able lo
mislead without making any
statements which are positively
false. They are able to induce the
customer lo take an inferior ar
ticle under Ihe impression (hat he
is getting a superior article. That
kind of competition is illegitimate,
no matter how much the mail
order concern may brag about its
honesty and integrity.
The great (rouble with the mail
order business is I hat it has
seemed lo run to Ibis excessively
"clever" kind of advertising which
misleads and deceives without
making any statements which can
be absolutely branded as false, or
any claims which can be held up
as fraudulant. Merchants Jour
nal. A NUMBER POISDNED FROM
EATING ERIGK CHEESE
From Friday's Dally.
The home of John Lohnes, near
Cedar Creek, was the scene of
what came near being a wholesale
poisoning Wednesday afternoon,
as a result of some brick cheese
which had been eaten by the fam
ily and neighbors who had gather
ed to assist in butchering that day.
There were about len persons in
Ihe parly, and all of Ihem were
affected by Ihe poisoning and one
of Ihe parly, a young son of Coon
Meisinger, was in very bad shape
for several hours as a result of
the poisoning, aud il required
constant attention lo bring him
out of the sickness. As soon as
Ihe double was discovered medi
cal attention was summoned and
the victims were attended to. It
is supposed thai Ihe cheese had
become spoiled in some way, wilh
very disastrous effects ,, those
Death at Manley.
From Frlduy'H Dully. 1
The Journal is very sorry to
chronicle Iln death vesterday at
his home near Manlev of I,eo, Ihe
son of llohcii O'lirien, The young
lad had been siitl'erinii from diph
theria for si lime and Dually
succumbed lo the ravages of Ihe
disease. The funeral was held
today at the Catholic cemetery,
northeast of Manley. There is a
ureal many cases of this disease
in that locality and efforts lo
stamp il out. are not proving very
A number of thoroughbred
white Wyndolte cockrcls. Inquire
of Julius Pitz. 12-9-8Lwk!y
6 6 0 1
PRESENTS BY EXPRESS
Following Instructions, If Adhered
to,' Will Insure Safe Delivery
of Christmas Presents.
From Friday's Dally.
I'at rons of express companies,
who contemplate sending presents
for Christmas, should have them
in the hands of the company not
later than December 18. There is
nothing quite so disappointing lo
the donor as the delay of a pres
ent after Christmas day. II takes
away the sweet sentiment em
bodied in these gifts and very
greatly disappoints the receiver.
Express companies are furnish
ing patrons- with labels reading
"Do Not Open Until Christmas,"
which may be pasted upon your
packages. Use wooden boxes for
packing when possible. This re
duces the risk of loss and pre
Write Ihe address plainly with
ink or crayon, giving street num
ber aud county. Write your name
and address on Ihe package fol
lowing the prolix "From," giving
your street and number, and also
enclose in the package one of your
Do not enclose money or
jewelry in packages of merchan
dise. Such articles, should be
sent in a separate package
through the money department.
hisi'sl upon your receipt and
have the value of your package
Mark the package paid, if so in
tended. Write the word "Perishable" on
your package, if it contains mat
ters of a perishable nature.
From Friday's Dully.
The business bouses through
out the city report that Ihey have
done a mosl excellent Christmas
business so far and that the shop
pers are awakening lo Ihe. fact
that the early shopper gels the
cream of the articles and is not.
compelled to take what has been
sorted over ami handled by those
who preceded them. The early
shopping also proves a boon to
the clerks and employes of the
stores, who are not compelled to
rush through the last days be
fore Christmas by those who put
off buying Iheir gifts until the
lasl minute. Itemember lo do
your shopping early and also re
member the poor and needy of
the city in making your purchase
and In and slip in something that
can be given to some deserving
person in need.
Ten Thousand-Gallon Tank.
From Saturday's Dully.
Ilichey Hros. have lilted up an
oil tank on runnings gears and
will furnish the local merchants
kerosene oil from Iheir large len-Ihousand-galloii
tank, which Ihey
maintain at their sand pit works
west of town. Louisville's oil has
come from Weeping Water here
tofore, being hauled by learn, and
if is but reasonable lo believe
thai Ihe local company can fur
nish oil at the same price ami ycl
make a fair profit and not have to
haul il so far. Louisville
Motored to This City.
From Saturday's Dally.
Fred Sclilei I'erl of Louisville
niulored lo this city vesterday,
bringing with him Julius I'ossjn.
wife and little daughter. Viola,
and Kruesl ltiis, all of Heaver
Dam, Wisconsin. These gentle
men are nephews of Ernest
I'aulsch of Louisville ami have
been visiting with him there, and
Mr. Schleifert brought them to
Ibis cily in order that they might
lake in the sights in Ihe county
Forest Rose Flour guaranteed
lo be as good as any flour on the
market. Sold by all leading deal
ers. Try it. .
Not for One Hundred Years.
from Friday's Daily.
Yesterday was the twelfth day
of Hit1 twelfth mouth of the
twelfth year of the century and
Ihe dales will never fall on the
same day again until the year
20 12, and I here w ill probably not
be many of us on hand lo cele
brate thai event when it comes
rolling around again in Ihe course
of Father Time's journey, but
our descendants can point back
to the great strides made by the
world since that dale.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD
1 ELECT NEW OFFICERS
From Friday's Dally.
One of the most largely attend
ed meetings that has been held in
the local camp of the Woodmen
of the World took place last even
ing at the (i. A. II. hall. The ses
sion of Ihe lodge was presided
over by State Manager Edward
Walsh of Omaha, and the meet
ing was one of Ihe most en
thusiastic that has been held in
this city. The ollicers for the en
suing year were chosen as fol
lows: C. C, II. It. MofTel, A. L.,
Philip Hhin; clerk, W. B. llishel;
banker, II. L. Kruger; watchman,
J. W. Hale; escort, George Sitz
man; senlry, Kmil A I ford; physi
cian, Dr. E. W. Cook and Dr. E. D.
Cummins; manager for three
years, II. M. Soennichsen. Two
new candidates, Perry CotVman
and J. W. Hale, were admitted in
to the order. The dale for the in
stallation of the new ollicers will
be Ihe second Thursday in Jan
uary, i'JIU. Everygreen Camp
No. 70 has been growing very
rapidly in Ihe last year and Ihe
members are expecting lo break
the record drring the coming year
in their increase of membership.
CASS CAMP NO. 332 1 W.
A. HOLD ANNUAL ELECTION
Cass Camp No. 332, Modern
Modern Woodmen of America,
held Iheir annual elect ion of ollic
ers at their hall in the Woodman
building Wednesday evening. The
meeting was well attended by Ihe
members and a most profitable
time was enjoyed. The following
ollicers were elecled: Consul, O.
C. Hudson; advisor, F. J. Liber
shall; banker, William llassler;
clerk, II. F. (ions; escort, II. M.
Wilcox; watchman. J. D. Parker;
senlry, W. II. Mason. Following
the regular business meeting the
members enjoyed a smoker and a
general good lime among them
selves for a few hours. Cass camp
has been very forlunale in Ihe last
year in retaining Iheir member
ship, as (here has 1m a great
ileal or l issal i s fac I ion throughout
Hi camps of the stale over Ihe
proposed increase in rales, bul
Ihe membership here has taken a
very wise view of the mailer and
recognizes (lie fact thai Ihe rates
will aid in maintaining Ihe
stability of the order and place
Ihem in a position where they can
pay all Ihe death losses that may
occur in (he order.
ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF -AMERICA
From Friday's Dully.
The lloyal Neighbors of
America met last evening at Iheir
hall in Hie Woodman building and
elected Iheir ollicers for the en
suing year. The meeting was not
as well attended as it should have
been, Ihe fact that il, was pay-day
interferrinu' wilh the attendance.
The following ollicers Were (defi
ed: Oracle, Mrs. Hcs.sie (Iravill;
vice oracle, Mrs. M. Ilild; chancel
lor, Mrs. Frank Itullery; record
er, darnel t Cory, receiver; Miss
Pearl Sivey; inner sentinel, Mrs.
Fred Kunsmaun; outer sentinel,
Mrs. Hobson; trustee, Mrs. Jennie
Tulene; physician. Dr. E. W. Cook.
If you are troubled w ith chronic
cont'tipalion, the mild and gentle
effects of Chamberlain's Tablets
makes them especially suited to
your case. For sale by F. G.
Fricke & Co.
WEDDING DOWN III
Marriage of W. P. Hewitt, Known
to a Number of Our People, and
Grandson of Mrs. B. Hemple.
From Saturday's Dally.
The following account of the
wedding of Mr. Will P. Hewitt, a
grandson of Mrs. It. Hemple and
a nephew of Miss Teresa Hemple
wf this city, is taken from the
(ireenleaf (Kansas) Journal. The
groom is known to a number of
our young people, as he has been
a visitor here several times, and
all who met him were deeply im
pressed by his genial and gentle
There was a nice quiet wedding
in (Ireenleaf Tuesday, November
20, 1912, at 9 o'clock, at which"
Miss Louise L, Poulre was united
in the holy bonds of wedlock to
Will 1'. Hewitt, the ceremony be
ing performed by Hey. Father
Heidel at the Catholic, church.
The wedding march was played
by Mrs. Skovgaard, The brides
maid was Miss Eslher Mullery and
the groomsman was Glenn Hewitt.
Afler the beautiful and impressive
ceremony, Ihe immediate relatives
all went lo the home of Ihe bride,
where the day was spent very
pleasantly and where the wedding
dinner was served.
The bride is the beautiful and
accomplished daughter of D.
I'onlre of (.Ireenleaf. She has
grown lo womanhood in this
country, and it might be added
that she has a large circle of
friends who will regret to know
that she is moving so far away.
Will Hewitt is to be congratulated
on his choice of a wife. Mr.
Hewitt is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
I). O. Hewill of (ireenleaf, our
round-house foreman; he is a
young 'man of good habits and
sterling character, lie is a ma
chinist ami has a good job wilh
the Sanla Fe at Alhurqucrque,
New Mexico, at which place Ihe
couple will make their home and
for which Ihey left on Ihe after
noon train. W'e wish Ihem abun
dant happiness and prosperity.
The only out-of-town attend
ants at the wedding weie Miss
Esther Mullery of Omaha and Dr.
Fred Poulre of Purcell, Kansas,
and Dr. Ed Poulre of Clallin,
From Saturday'H Dull.
The Past Chiefs of the Degree
of Honor held their regular meet
ing al Ihe home of Mrs. Fred
Haiuge yesterday afternoon and
were entertained in a most de
light fill manner. The ladies held
Iheir regular business session,
afler which the hours were whiled
away in social conversation,
games and the like. As most, of
Ihe ladies had brought Iheir ken
singlon bags, some very pleasant
moments were passed in stitch
ing on dainty fancy work. Al Ihe
proper lime an elegant two-course
luncheon was served by Ihe bos
less, which was mosl thoroughly
appreciated by Ihe guests. There
were fourteen in attendance.
WILL ASSIST IN MANAGE
MENT OF ENGER LAUNDRY
From Friday's Imlly.
Henry Kauble, who for Ihe past
several years has bech employed
in the leading laundries of Des
Moines and Omaha, has returned
lo Ibis city and will assist Mr.
linger in Ihe management of his
laundry. The securing of Mr.
Kauble for Ihe laundry here will
prove a most valuable addition, as
he has had a long experience in
this line of work and has univer
sally proven a most valuable man
wherever he has been employed.
Mr. Enger will endeavor to place
his laundry on a plane with the
best in the state and (he services
of Mr. Kauble will help materially
in attaining the desired end.
Funeral of Mrs. Sullivan.
From Saturday's Dally.
The funeral of Mrs. Charles N.
Sullivan of Omaha was held yes
terday afternoon at Ihe I'.ikeu
berry cemetery, southwest of this
cily. The body arrived from Oma
ha on thti 1:15 train and was met
at the depot by an escort from the
Eastern Star lodge, of which order
Ihe deceased lady was a member.
The services at Ihe grave were
conducted by Key. W. L. Austin of
the First Methodist church. A
large number of relatives accom
panied the remains to this city.
BUT 0,'ICE 11 YEAR
Let Love, Brotherly Love, We
Mean, Go With Every Gift
Sent or Given.
From Saturday' Dally.
"Christmas comes but once a
Therefore, let's be merry."
Such is the sentiment of an old
jingle, and such is supposed to be
the sentiment of Ihe American
people today. If you don't spend
a couide of month's salary buying
Christmas presents of a more
cosily and less useful nature to
distribute among your relatives,
friends and near friends and then
gel mi early, go about shouting
"Merry Christmas" to everyone
and wind up by eating- so much
hard and harmful candy and other
indigestables that you are sick for
a week, you are branded as an
"Old Crouch" and probably you
We sincerely hope that every
one of our readers will be re
membered by a lot of relatives and
friends this Christmas time, and
that each one will have the in
clination and the ability to return
these remembrances. Hut we also
hope lhal not one of Ihem all will
spend a lot of good money buying
some costly affair to make some
one else "feel cheap" at Ihe less
cosily remembrance he has given.
The great gift from a Divine
I'at her to this world w hich estab
lished Christ mas day, w as a free
gift promoted alone by love. If
every gift which will be received
Ibis Christmas could be given for
lhal. same reason, on lhal same
basis how much different some
of (hose gills would be. Lei love,
brotherly love, we mean, pick out
your gifts ami uo wilh Ihem all.
And if Ihe gifts you receive
I hough Ihey be few and poor,
come lo you in that same spirit,
you will have reason lo feel that
il is a "Merry Ch'-islmas" iml .
Entertains Social Workers.
From Saturday s Dall..
The Soical Workers were very
pleasant ly entertained at the
home of Mrs. C. S. Johnson on
Thursday afternoon. Whenever
invited o the Johnson home Ihe
lailies always expect a delightful
lime, as Mrs. Johnson is an ex
cellent and mosl hospitable enlcr
lainer. The regular business ses
sion was held and Ihe remainder
of the afternoon was devoted lo
a mosl enjoyable social time and
plying Ihe busy needle. The bos
less served a most delicious
luncheon. There was a large
her in attendance.
Nineteenth Annual Ball.
From Saturday's Dully.
The T, J. Sokol society of this
cilv will give Iheir nineteenth
annual grand mask ball Saturday
evening, January 18, IDL't. These
mak balls have grown lo be
looked forward lo by the dancing
public, as Ihey always have a most
enjovable time al Ihem. The
music will be furnislied by Ihe M.
W. A. orchestra and a number of
very handsome prizes will be
Able to Co Up Again.
From Saturday's Dally.
John Nemelz, the popualr candy
man, who has been sick for
several weeks with pneumonia,
has recovered so lhal he is able to
be around a little and hopes in a
short time to be able to lie down
town lo meet his friends, who will
be delighted to see him, as Mr.
Nemelz is one of the mosl genial
and popular business men in the
cily and his sickness has been the
cause of a great deal of regret
among our citizens.
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