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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 9, 1913)
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Our Annual January Clearance Sale will open SATURDAY MORING, JANUARY 11th, and we are going to
exert every effort to make this one the greatest success of them all, and if low prices placed on high quality goods will
bring the business, we are confident that this sale will close out all our Winter goods. Surely people cannot go to
Omaha for a line of goods that can be bought here for from 30 to 40 per cent cheaper. We will not quote you
prices in this ad, but every article on sale will be marked in plain figures.
Big Clearance Sale
-Suits, Overcoats, Hats, Furnishings!-
Different and better clothes than you are accus
tomed to find in Plattsmouth our regular high-grade, this season's
stock of $18 to $20 Kirschbaum Suits and Overcoats, now on sale at y
genuine savings; in many instances
30 and 40
Dozens of careful dressers will pick out suits and
overcoats Saturday the opening day of this sale. It shows that the
different policy and superior, high quality merchandise of this store
are beginning to be appreciated in Plattsmouth.
Our best hats and furnishings as well as clothing,
shoes and overshoes are included at decided reductions prevailing
discounts as large as 20 per cent and 25 per cent.
A reduction sale that reduces! No fictitious
prices, but the original price tags remain on every article so you can
see just where the savings are greatest.
Come early in the sale and early in the day! Our
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store opens at 7:30 a. m
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Many of our old customers are convinced that they
are now buying goods cheaper at this store than elsewhere, this is the
only secret for our most successful year just closed, the biggest in the his
tory of the store. Are you one of these patrons? if not come in now, in
vestigate our line, see the selling price, and then just think of 30 to 40
per cent reduction.
Numerous sales are offered by the big metropolitan
stores, and many buyers are watching for them. When you see an arti
cle that looks like a bargain to you, bring the ad to this store, let us du
plicate the goods to you at a lower price, and at the same time give you
our iron clad guarantee of perfect satisfaction or money refunded.
At 30 to 40 per cent discount, which is fully 10 to
15 per cent below the original cost. I am going to close out everything
in the Winter line, as my capital invested in new Spring lines will do
greater work for us than carrying Winter goods over, Besides carrying
over goods is contrary to our business policy; therefore every article in
the Winter goods must be sold during this sale. You will save money by
calling early and investigating. This sale is bonafide and the goods must
go, and they are going fast.
This sale will include our full Winter line of
Cloaks and Suits for Ladies and Misses; Dresses,
Millinery, all-wool Sweaters, fleece-lined Wrap
pers and Kimonas,Fasinaters,House Dresses,fleece
lined Underwear, Outing Flannels, Blankets, Etc.
"The Home of Guaranteed Values"
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V. ZUCKER, Manager
Advertising In The Evening
Journal Pays. Try Them.
Begin the New Year Right!
THERL is a most careful way of beginning a telephone
conversation that many people are now adopting. It is
the courteous and eirect method because it saves use
less words, confusion and uncertainty. It runs thus:
The telephane bell rings, and the person answering it says:
"Morton &. Company, Mr. Baker speaking." The person calling
then says: "Mr. Wood of Curtis &. Company, wishes to talk with
Mr. White." When Mr. White picks up the receiver he knows
Mr. Wood is on the other end of the line, aid without and un
necessary and undigniOed "Helios," he at once greets him with
the refreshing and courteous salutation, "Good morning, Mr.
Wood." This saves the general handshake that Mr. Wood would
have received had he called in person upon Mr. White.
Telephone courtesy begins when the bell rings. Prompt
ness in answering the call is a compliment to the caller. Tele
phone courtesy on party lines means being polite when someone
else unintentionally breaks in not snapping, "Get off the line; I
In a word, it is obviously true that, that which is the cor
rect thing to do in a face-to-face conversation is also correct in
a telephone conversation, and anyone has but to apply the rule
of courtesy prescribed long oars before the telephone was first
thought of, to know the proper manners for telephone -usage.
Be forbearing, considerate and courteous. Do over the tele
phone as you would do face to face.
The Voice with the Smile Wins
Lincoln Telephone and
J. K. POLLOCK, Local Manager
Droll Anecdotes Are Told of
HE HAD WONDERFUL GENIUS
Mr. Kssns's Prodigious Winnings on
Stock Exchange and Raco Track Es
tablished Rscords Hs, Used Fore
sight and Generalship That Bewil
Janiea Robert Keeue, who died re
cently, was a highly vltalliod combluu
tlon of marvelous powers and contra
dictory traits. A master speculator,
one of tho greatest tacticians which
Wall Htreet ever knew, adamant when
roused to resistance and Implacable as
a foe, he also had hidden strains of
simplicity uud bouevolcnce. The finan
cial world knew him as the daring op
erator, some called him Robin Hood,
and men who reared great fortunes
mude use of him as they would on In
strument of precision such confidence
did they huve in Ids powers of analy
sis and his ability to lirry out what
he had decided to do.
It was the turf which found his
heart. As a child ho loved horses; ui
a mun he Idolized them. Ills greatest
Joy In life whs in ree.iinj; victors for
his colors and In advancing tho Inter
est of the American sport of racing.
Ills sardonic humor dropied from bliu
as a mask when he brenthed the nlr of
Had Record Winnings,
I.'......, mno nrvta v. Mn....i.i.i.
i turf winnings of Mr. Kecne (during
which lime 'his horses were trained
by Jnnies Rowe) exceeded $2,000,000,
and no other stable lu the world has
At least a million dollars of the largo
sum won in the period alwvo named
was earned by horses whose immedi
ate sires or (buns were by Domino,
and It was the purchase of this re
nowned racer as a yearling in ISU'J
for $?,.oi)) which laid the foundation
of his enormous successes.
Paid Big Price For Information.
"I can lay bare the one sole reason
lor my triumph with a word. The
world is my spy. I pay the highest
price for information."
Some years ago one of his friends
asked James R. Keene to what he at
tributed his great success in life, and
the financier replied In the words (juol
ed above. Certainly none of his friends
and associates ever accused Mr. Keene
of uot knowing every detail of any
thing In which he was interested. To
them ho always seemed to know ev
erything that any one else knew and
The story of the last thirty years of
his life is the story of most of the sen
sational deals put through In Wall
street during that period and of the
triumphs of famous raco horses on the
turf before tho "sport of kings" was
killed by the Hughes anti racing law.
Outside of his business Mr. Keene had
but one hobby-horse racing and he
indulged In that to tho limit Domino,
Peter Pan, Colin, Sysonby, Commando,
Uallot, Celt. Sweep and a down other
great rucers belonged to hlxn.
Keene was lu tbo vortex of specula
tion once when suddenly It was notic
ed that ho began to lose Interest He
had foreseen tho end and was unload
ing his securities and stocks as fust as
he could. Ills follow brokers railed
At the top of the market ho hud
emptied his strong luxes. Cold Btocks
that had been selling at $500 uud $JO0
a share dropped like lead and contin
ued to fall. Mr. Keene drew out of the
market with n fortune of f,flu,0oo,
and soon after (hat the Rank of Cali
fornia failed. The president of the In
stitution In despair (brew himself into
tho I'.'icllle. Here It was that .lames R
Keene performed an important public
service, for largely through him a guar
antee fund of .S,INH).(HH( was raised
with which m pay depositors, and of
this lie subscribed a million himself
When the atmosphere cleared some
what Mr. Keene. who was still in ill
health, crossed the continent to New
York on his way to a long vacation lu
L'nivpc. He scented a bigger game
here than he had ever played. The
street was a challenge to the audacity
of the man trained lu the adventurous
west. The lure of the metropolis held
Going After Could.
One of the .stories told of Mr. Keene
Is that one day he saw .lay Could lu
"I have .f-MMMMJO." he said. "I
guess I will go after that man's scalp."
The conflict did not come then and
there, as for n time he and Mr. Gould
were on good terms snd were allies lu
several operation. When the clash
csuio. years later, and disaster over
took the house of Keene one of its
choicest possessions, n picture by Rosa
Itonheur. was sold In meeting a debt.
Mr. Could bought it. so the sequel
goes, and hung it in his house at Fifth
avenue and Forty-seventh street and
ever afterward designated It as "Jim
The break between the men wus due
to a little dispute In which Mujor J. 11
Selover, a Keene follower, wound up
with throwing Jay Could down an
ureuwny. Mr. Could, still smarting
under the Indignity, went to his ofllce
and started so aw tilings which mad"
the major $20,000 poorer before the day
Herman Spies is headquarters
for all kinds of pipes. See his big
Notice to Builders!
We Row have an expert drafts-
j m.'in in our employ, and anyone con
templating building will do well to
see us first. We are prepnred to
furnish plans and specifications for
any kind of a building on very short
Peters & Richards,
HAVE YOU TRIED THE
o) o) CA
A little ad In tho Journal will
serve the purpose.
FROM THE NEW
""""'we try to please our patrons in
all baker's goods.
F. H. MUMM,
Proprietor Kaspar Bakery
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