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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1913.
Given by Miss Kiltie Cummins at
Her Studio in the Presence of
Parents and Others.
From Tuesday's Daily.
The pupils of Miss Kittie Cum
mins, gave a most enjoyable re
cital Saturday afternoon and
evening at the studio of their
teacher, on Ninth and Pearl
streets, which was largely attend
ed by the music-lovers of the city,
and the young musicians in their
playing showed the great care
ihat Miss Cummins has given to
them, as well as great natural
In the afternoon the younger
classes had the program, which
was given in a manner that show
id that the little folks had re
ceived a very thorough course in
Hit; basic principals of music. The
numbers were all well selected and
brought much (raise from the
auditors. The program at the
rflernoiui recital was as follows:
Trio "At, the School Festival"
Lillian Cummins, Tenie Zucker,
"Cock Robin's Funeral March"
"Dolls on Parade"
"Sleep Little Pigeon"
"Two Little Fropjsies" .
Clara May Morgan.
"Pittipat and Tippe'toe"
. , .Tlninia Uudsoji.
Mabel Lee Copenhaver.
"Lily of the Valley"
"Dance of the Sunbeams''....
Lillian Hess Cummins.
"Around the Maypole"
"Rirds in the Orchard"
"Cadet t's March''
"The Skylark" '. .
"Song of the Nymphs"
- Genevieve Whelan.
Ellen I'lcllc McDaniel.
"The Racer" . . .
"Morceau Characleristique". . .
Trio "Graduation March"
Carl Schneider, Newell Roberts,
la the evening the recital was
given by the more finished pupils
and their program was one of the
most artistic that has been given
in'the city and the numbers were
selected from the masterpieces of
the greatest composers and in the
rendition of them tin; young ladies
showed marked talent. The pro
gram was as follows:
Christine Soennichsen, Emma
"Song of the Nymphs"
"Thou Art Like Unto a Flower"
Waltz C sharp mi
"Four Leaf Clover"
"A la bein Ainiee"
Trio "Military Fanfare"
May Parker, Elhel Leyda. Esther
THE NEW BURLINGTON
DEPOT NOT SATISFAC
TORY TO OUR PEOPLE
It Is Not Anything Near Station
Contemplated in the Start, Nor
Will It Be Larye Enough.
From Tuesday's Daily.
There is one matter thai per
haps has never been given weighty
thought by the traveling public of
this city, and that is, "Why has
this city not had a passenger sta
tion more in keeping with the size
of the town?" There is a great
deal of travel out of here it is
true, but most of it is short hauls
either to Omaha or Lincoln, and
the revenue received by the rail
road is small when compared
with other towns.
There are many who leave this
cily for trans-eotil inental trips
or trips of several hundred miles
and most of these go to Omaha to
purchase their tickets, not realiz
ing I hat at either the Burlington
or Missouri Pacific depots in this
city tickets can be sold to any
part of the country just as well as
in Omaha or any place else, and
the town will be given the credit
for the sale and receive Hie bene
fit from the improvements that
the railroad companies will feel
like putting in if the revenues at
the station's increase. It is not
a matter of getting it any cheaper
in Omaha, because the railroad
ticket will cost just as much from
there as it would here, but over
sight, on the part of those making
the purchases who do not stop to
consider that when they buy their
transportation here they are as
sisting the lown to try and se
cure some more improvement uf
the traveling facilities from the
N. H. Isbell Better.
The condition of N. II. Isbell,
who was taken unite sick about
a week ago. is slightly improved
now and he is able to be around
to some extent, although he has
not entirely regained the use of
his limbs. That he is apparently
impnning is very pleasing to his
family and friends and it is to be
hoped be will be able to shake off
the effects of the attack and be
around at his duties in a short
Selling Some Trees.
P. E. RulTner was one of the
busiest men in town today, de
spite the wind-storm, sending out
extra orders for fruit trees to the
Stark Brothers' nursery at Louis
iana, Missouri. He has been very
successful this season in secur
ing orders from the farmers, as
well as the town people, and a
large number of very line trees
will be set out here this season
as a result of bis efforts.
Card of Thanks.
I wish to thank the W. O. W.
for their prompt, settlement of the
insurance, policy which was car
ried by my husband.
Mrs. C. Bcngen.
H I NEW BUR
Straight Talk From One Reared in
Plattsmouth and Knows What
He Is Talking About.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Plattsmouth, April 22.
Editor Journal :
Sir Relieving it the duty of
every citizen to respond to civic
pride, 1 wish to add a few notes to
your timely remarks in the Daily
Journal of even dale relative to
the insufficiency of the present
Burlington depot. This monument
of economy which has stood at tho
entrance of our city from time
forgotten by our oldest inhabitant,
is a disgrace and an insult to
decent people, ami lacks even the
ordinary facilities found in a hog
pen; the motto, "the public be
dammed," certainly should be
nailed over the door of this
apology for a stopping place. Is
(here language slrong enough to
denounce the ethics of a railway
company that will introduce Ihe
traveling public into such a dirty
and inconvenient pest hole? The
people of Platlsmoulh have treat
ed the railway company tirsl -class
from 50 to 100 tickets aie sold
from this station every day, rep
resenting as many people who
have from necessity to patronize
their money mill, the comfort of
the public is not cared for at all,
which can be verified any morn
ing on the arrival of No. in.
Crowds are compelled to walk at
least, loo feet away from the plat
form down a narrow gangway,
walking over tracks in order to
mount' the train. It's a grand rush
every morning women with bag
gage, women with children in
arms everyone pushing and
hauling to get. aboard. Frequent
ly ladies and others are compelled
to go through the smoking car to
get to the coach intended for
them. Even the baggage car is
stopped opposite the narrow
gangway as though the rush of
e public were not sufficient; em
ployes of the company, without.
regard for human life or comfort,
push great trucks loaded with
milk cans and other plunder,
down into the midst of the people,;
utterly regardless of anyone. Any
remonstrance is - promptly met
with insults. It would be just as
easy for the train to pull up to the
depot arid avoid all this trouble
The employes of the station seem
to be thoroughly imbued with the
atmosphere of the railway policy,
also. One may call by phone in
the morning regarding the arrival
of trains; frequently they are
busy, and anyone nearest the
phone may reply whether employe
or not. You are told that the
train is on time, but after arriv
ing at the station you sit down to
learn that the train is from fifteen
minutes to one hour late. There
are times when trains are reported
late and passengers have missed
I hem because they came in on
time. Owing to the nial-consliuc-lion
of the depot itself the ticket
agent is compelled to run a fool
race north and south between two
windows across the room, fre
quently in the middle of ticket
sales he is required to make out
freight bills or answer the tele
phone and attend to other minor
duties. There appears to be very
little evidence of any concern for
the public. The depot itself lends
n lilting surrounding for the
whole scheme utterly unsanitary
and divided like a hog pen, people,
dogs, trucks mingle in a harmony
Now, what the Burlington rail
way should do on their own ac
cord, if not they should be invited
to do so, is to present to the peo
ple a first-class and up-to-dale
station, modern in every respect.
Plattsmouth is the parent town
of the B. it M.. Near where the
present depot stands the first
shovel of earth was lifted for the
railway which now touches tin
Pacific ocean; the citizens have
ever responded and paid their pro
rata of the earnings of this great
system; they have always stood
ready, as in the past, to respond
with every fibre within them to
lend a helping baud for the sue.
cess of this railway. The great
general offices of this railway had
their birth on the grounds of this
station, and by the people's right
should be there at the present
time. The monument that now
stands there is an insult to our
faithful citizens, who have rob
bed themselves for this ungrate
ful giant. Time and again have
our , citizens appealed to the
officials' of this road for more
equitable railway service into and
out of the city. Every response to
this urgent appeal has been met
with indilVei-e.nce. The condition
of the station itself has been
brought to their attention time
and again; the only response has
been of late to erect a scniiphore
on the platform to assist trains to
pass the town at the rate of fifty
miles per hour. Concrete men
have been about a month putting
a concrete foundation north of the
present junk room, otherwise
wise known as the baggage room;
this foundation encloses a bole
about twenty feel deep, which
would make a lit burial vault for
the whole proposition; just, what
Ibis foundation will sustain is
problematical, il is si rung-enough
10 sustain a twenty-one-story
building. In any event, il would
make good beer vault for some of
Hie numerous breweries who find
profitable headquarters in the city.
It is a cinch it, is not intended for
any great accommodation for the
public as a depot. Now, as a mai
ler of fact, Ihe writer has no),
slated the principal reason why
this depot should be condemned
at once and the proposition, if
necessary, brought before the
slate railway commission for im
mediate attention; the present
location of the depot, is a direct
menace to not only the lives of
the traveling public who patronize
it, but the employes who work in
11 at all times. At any moment
this saliou may be demolished by
a train running through it, caus
ing Mi appalling loss of life. It
was only recently, as per append
ed clipping, dial a train running
sixty miles an hour demolished a
depot at Hoylville. Ohio, and two
killed and eleven injured; this at
midnight. II was only recently
our station "was saved by a
miracle from a similar smash. A
heavy box car jumped Ihe track
iniediately south of the depot,
providentially leaving the track on
Ihe east, side, tearing out rails
ami switches. Had this car jump
ed on Ihe wesl side it is more than
probable that the present depot
would now be a thing of Ihe past;
and with great loss of life. Im
agine No. 15 booming past the
station, as it frequently does in
Ihe morning lo let No. ( by; sup
posing this train should jump I lie
track and go into the depot, which
is always crowded at this time,
Ihe result can be imagined. Now,
as a matter of fact, the public has
soinelhing to say about these
things; the public are entitled lo
as much safety as possible. The
B. it M. depot should be located
as much as fifty feet west from
where it stands, backs may sland
on Main street, there is space
enough for a safe and sane sta
tion at Hie premises and it is up
to the people to see that they gel
il. Yours respectfully.
Train Demolished Depot.
Hoylville, O., April 5. Two
men were killed and eleven pas
sengers injured when the Balti
more it Ohio (Iyer No. 0, running
sixty miles an hour, plunged
through an open switch at mid
night and demolished the station
hero. The train turned over on
its side. One of the persons kill
ed and three, of the injured were
in the station when the train
J. W. Pitman in Town.
From Tuesday- Dally.
That excellent gentleman, J. W.
Pitman, from near Union, was in
the city a few hours Monday,
driving up from his home in com
pany with Monroe Mead, for the
transaction of some business
mailers. This is Mr. Pil man's
first, visit to the county seat in
many months, since he was so
seriously injured several months
ago by a horse fallijig upon his
hip. His advanced age, almost 80,
has made his recovery very slow,
and even after forty days in bed,
followed by many days of con
finement at his home, he is still
compelled to get around by the
aid of crutches.
THE FUTURE OF
Mr. Craig Returns With His Glove
Factory and New Families
Coming in Every Day.
From Tuesday's Pallv.
This spring has seen sexerul
new families and old resident here
return to make this cily their
home, and Ihe demand for suit
able houses in which to reside U
greatly exceeding Ihe supply.
One of Ihe families to return
here will be that of 11. M. Craig,
who was here several years ago
conducting a glove factory, but of
late has been located in Omaha.
Mr. Craig finds, after experience,
that the small town has a great
many advantages impossible lo
find in Ihe larger cities, and will
locale here in the future, where
he will remove the glove factory
on a small scale, and will, as the
business grows, ,-nld to his estab
lishment here. This family will
make a most welcome addition to
Ihe population of the cily and add
greatly to Ihe business ami social
life of Ihe coiniiiunily.
Another family that will be
numbered among our citizens in
Ihe future is that of (I. H. dos
sen, who conies here from Far
naiu, Neb. and will enter the
Burlington shops for employment.
Mr. Clossen had heard a great
deal of Plattsmouth and decided
to investigate the value of Ihe
town' as a place to make his home,
and was more than pleased with
what he found here, and at once
made arrangements lo remove
here lo become a permanent resi
dent of the cily.
There are a great many here
now and the prospects are bright
for many more young married
people who desire small up-to-date
homes, and il is a mailer of
much regret that the owners of
real estate who have bought for
an investment, have not put up a
number of small cottages which
can be rented lo pari it's desiring
Ihem. This would bring big re
lurris to anyone who would put
up a few houses, as there would
ii 1 1 be the least trouble in the
world in gel I ing suitable tenants
and would more than repay the
cost of construction.
MISSOURI RIVER FERRY
From Tuesday's Dally.
This morning the cable that is
used to run the ferry boat across
the Missouri river, just below the
Burlington bridge, broke while the
boat was taking a trip across the
river and the vessel started down
Ihe stream, but by Ihe efforts of
the ferrymen it was run onto Ihe
shore, a short distance below Ihe
ferry house, and the passengers
landed. The cable that was used
on the ferry had been in use for
quite a number of years, and as
a consequence had become badly
worn ami with the high wind
blow ing it was broken in two. Mr.
Doty, who is operating Ihe ferry,
will have the cable replaced at
once with a new one and the boat
put back into commission and it
will be perfectly safe for use.
These kind of accidents are very
unusual and the proprietor will
see that it does not occur in the
future when the new cable is in
stalled. There was no damage
done to anyone, only the passeng
ers were given a short, unexpected
Yes, the Journal Was Mistaken.
Frank E. Cook of Havelock and
Miss Anna M. Peterson of Pen
der, Neb., were united in m u riage
at Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Mon
day of this week. Platlsmoulh
papers announced the marriage of
this young couple several weeks
ago. but it seems that Hie in for
mal ion did not come from a re
liable source. Mr. and Mrs. Cook
arrived in Havelock Tuesday and
have taken rooms in the double
bouse located on Ihe southeast
corner of 17th and O streets,
Former Resident Here.
From Tuesday's Dally.
F. O. Hinshaw, late of Dow ning,
Missouri, now residing at Tabor,
Iowa, arrived in the city yester
day evening for a few days' visit
with Plattsmouth friends. Mr.
Hinshaw was a former resident of
this cily, where he learned ihe
lumber business, and about ten
years ago moved to Downing, Mis
souri, where, with his father, he
was in the lumber business up to
two years ago. Mr. Hinshaw was
a guest of E. J. Richey today, go
ing from here to Mynard, where
he will make a few days' visit
with his old-time friends, Hon. C.
Carnation Ball Next.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The event, of the dancing sea
son that has been looked forward
to with so much interest by the
young people of the city will oc
cur at Coates' hall on Saturday
evening, May 3, when the Cosmo
politan club will give their Carna
tion ball. Especial efforts will bo
made lo give those attending a
real good time and one that they
will remember. The Holly or
chestra will furnish the music.
The Committee Appointed by the
Commercial Club Should Get
Busy Pretty Soon.
The mallei- of amusements for
the summer months is one that is
interesting every resident of the
city at this time who desires to
see the town more at tractive to
Ihe visitors here, as well as tlioso
who make their home here. Chief
among the attractions proposed
for Ihe coming season is that of
concerts given each week by Ihe
Burlington baud at some suitable
spot, preferably I lie High school
grounds. Now, lo successfully
give Ihese concerts it will be
necessary for Ihe commill.ee of
Ihe Commercial club, which has
the proposil ion in hand, lo secure
subscriptions from ihe merchants
and public lo defray Ihe expense
of the concerts, and the instruc
tion that will be necessary to have
for the boys who have not prae
liced together for several months.
These band concerts have always
proven a most pleasing attraction
on a summer evening, draw ing out
large crowds of our people, as
well as visitors from the, nearby
country lo enjoy the delights of
the excellent music furnished by
Ihe boys under the leadership of
Mr. Seluihof, who is one of the
best band men in Ibis part of the
country. To bring the band up lo
sufficient high standard for Ihe
concert work the weekly practices
are absolutely necessary, and the
public ami Ihe Commercial club
will have lo raise Ihe funds for
this purpose. II has been figured
out I hat the instructor will have
to have $25 a mouth for his serv
ices, while the members of the
band cannot be expected to blow
their heads olf at concerts for
nothing. So when the committee
on the raising of funds calls to
see what yon will do for the cause,
try and respond as liberally as
possible, because il is a cause that
will benefit everyone who likes to
enjoy an evening of pleasing
Threo Injured by Team.
From Wednesday's Dallv.
A special from Elniwood, under
dale of April 22, says: Last even
ing as Mr. and Mrs. William Att
chisson were leaving town for
their home, southwest, of town,
the tongue of the buggy came
down. The horses were frighten
ed and ran away, throwing Mr.
and Mrs. Allchisson out. and go
ing on to the home of Joseph
Mullen. They lurned into the
driveway, knocking Mr. Mullen's
mother to Ihe ground. None was
seriously injured, but escaped
with a lew scratches and bruises.
Farm for Sale.
Anyone wanting lo buy a farm
Would do well to see W. R. Bryan.
' count v assessor. .
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