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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (July 17, 1913)
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f Every person in Platts
mouth should take advan
tage of this money-saving
sale, for you can't make a
better investment than to
shoe-up the entire family
while these cut prices are
on. We simply want the
room, and we want the cap
ital that is invested in Ox
fords. To carry stock over
means not only to hamper
the new styles, but it means
also much dormant capital
and loss from change of
fashion. Hence, our will
ingness to pocket any loss
to effect a speedy and ab
cept at regu
J. H. Stroemer autoed to Lin
Fred Prouty has a new Over
Frank Davis and family were in
Orrion Baldwin was in Lincoln
on business Tuesday.
J. A. Shaffer was in Lincoln on
Oscar Kitzel went to Lincoln on
. Mr. and Mrs. Evans are board
ing1 with Mrs. Ella Prouty.
T. N. Bobbitt was a passenger
for Lincoln Wednesday morning.
Miss Blanche Dreamer and
brother went to Lincoln Tuesday.
Mr. Snocker of Lincoln was
visiting friends here Monday
The thermometer registers 107
at Alvo this (Wednesday) after
noon. Miss Aurel Foreman went to
Valparaiso Friday evening to visit
her brother, Oris and family.
John White of Lincoln was in
town Monday and Tuesday look
ing after his farm interests here.
Mrs. Harry Appleman and
daughter, Marie, of Lincoln, are
visiting her parents, Rev4 and
Mrs. E. L. Uptegrove.
Fully 100,000 bushels of wheat
have been contracted for at tbe
Lincoln Grain company's elevator.
The yield is 10 per cent higher
Fred Prouty autoed to Lincoln
Tuesday to see his brother, Joe
Prouty, who was in a very serious
condition Monday. He is resting
easier at this writing.
Mrs. Charles Snavely went to
Lincoln Friday evening. She was
accompanied home Saturday by
Mrs. Oscar Suavely and children,
who will visit a week or so here.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Appleman
and family and Miss Ruth Bailey
nulr.ed to Nebraska City Sunday
to visit Phillip Brust and family,
who at one time were residents of
Mrs. Fil Hoffman and children
of Ashland visited with Mr. and
Mrs. Thoinas stout and family
Tuesday and Wednesday of last (
week and with Mrs. Elmer Klyver;
and Mi1'. Arthur Klyver the last j
of the week. ;
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sloiil ;
entertained at dinner Sundav thej
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S3.00 Utz and Dunn
$2.50 Sherwood Shoe
FETZER'S SHOE STORE
following guests: Messrs. and
Mesdames F. E. Patterson and
son, Arthur Klyver and daughter,
Elmer Klyver, Floyd Gerbling of
Elmwood and Albert Taylor.
Miss Katherine Hennessy, who
has been visiting Mrs. William
Casey for some time, left Tuesday
for a few days' visit at David City,
Neb., from where she goes to
Boston and later will sail for her
home in Ireland.
Mrs. H. N. Dovey of Platts
mouth, accompanied by Orover
nor Dovey and Miss Helen Dovey,
Master George Dovey and Mr.
Knapp drove out to Alvo Sunday
to visit Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Boyles
Mrs. J. E. LaViolette and chil
dren of Spokane, Washington,
came in Friday to visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Buck
nell for a few days. They are on
their way home from the east,
where they spent several weeks
visiting friends and relatives.
They left for Lincoln Wednesday
on No. 13.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Mrs. Eugene Setz departed this
morning for Eagle to visit with
relatives for a short time.
Miss Nettie Kiser of Central
City, Neb., is spending a few
weeks at the R. L. Propst homo,
Glenn Smith came down from
Lincoln this morning on No. 6
to attend the meeting of the coun
H. B. Zenor of Hennipen, Il
linois, who has been here for a
few days visiting with the Cecil
family, departed last evening on
No. 2 for his home.
T. M. Carter departed yesterday
afternoon for Blair, where he will
attend the funeral of his brother,
S. I). Bates, at that place.
Roy Pepperberg of Lincoln
came in this morning to attend to
some business matters connected
with his cigar business.
Mrs. J. M. Johns departed last
evening on No. 2 for Red Oak,
lowu, where she will visit with
relatives for a few days.
Sheriff Quinton departed this
morning for Belleville, Kansas,
taking the insane patient back to
that slate for treatment
Geoipe B. Mann retnrmV last
evening from Kearney, where he
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Florsheim S5.G0 "7 SZ
Oxfords pw- O
Ralston $4.00 Ox- $Q AO
$3.00 Oxfords j9
Pumps G0 PUZ
1-4 off on all Boys,
Misses and Children
200 pairs Womens Ox
fords that sold up to
had been for a week visiting with
friends near that place.
County Commissioners Heebner
of Nehawka and Jordan of Alvo
arrived last evening to attend the
meeting of the commissioners to
day. Miss Lucelta Patterson of
Omaha, who was an over Sunday
visitor at the H. N. Dovey home
in this city, returned to her home
yesterday afternoon on No. 23.
11. L. Propst of near Mynard
came up this afternoon and was
a passenger on the afternoon
Burlington train for Omaha,
where he went to procure some
repairs for his machinery.
Mrs. Margaret Lloyd of Fair
bury, Neb., who has been here
visiting at the Charles Troop
home for the past few days, de
parted this morning for her
J. W. Yovvell and wife of Oma
ha, who have been here visiting at
the home of Mrs. Yovvell's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Madsen,
for a few days, departed this
morning for their home.
Rev. T. K. Surface of Shelby,
Neb., who was here over Sunday
preaching at the Liberty church,
south of this city, departed this
morning for his home. Rev. Sur
face wa9 for ten years pastor of
the United Brethren church south
of this city.
Attorney Matthew Gering, ac
companied by his mother, Mrs.
Paul Gering, Miss Mia Gering and
little niece, Ursula Herold, were
passengers this morning for
Omaha, where they will attend the
Buffalo Bill show today.
Miss Clara Austin departed this
morning for Red Cloud, Neb., in
response to a message announc
ing the illness of her sister, Mrs.
Harry Creamer. Mrs. Austin was
not feeling well enough to ac
company her daughter, as sbe
has been sick for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. James Green and
son, John, of Cedar Ranids. Iowa.
who have been here visiting at
the home of Mrs. Green's sister,
Mrs. Henry Schluntz and family.
departed this afternoon for Oma
ha, mnii where they will go home.
Mrs. Emilia Cole of Norfolk.
Neb., who was called here by the
death of her father, I. F. Bates,
and who has been here looking
after her mother, departed this
afternoon for her home.
A Miser's Hoard
Br M. QUAD
Copyright, 1013, by Associated Lit
Moses Taylor must have been well
over lil'ty years old when be arrived
In tin village of N'oblestown and
brought his reputation as n miser with
him. He bought au old shack of u
house and paid spot cash for it and
(lieu opened business.
Once a we'k Moses bought about
SO cents' worth of meat and groceries.
He. was surly aud had little to $ay to
By aud by Moses Taylor became a
fixture and beloiiRed to the town. No
one carejfc whether he lived or died,
and it was generally believed that he
had no relatives. The speculation
about him and his board never died
out. His wealth had been placed at
$20,000 in gold when lie first came. If
It ever showed signs of reduction a
wire fence man would come along and
"Gentlemen, don't you fool your
selves. Moses Taylor has at least a
hundred thousand In bright yellow
boys planted In his cellar."
Then there would be a higher respect
for Moses, and the wlro fence man
would be looked upon as a sort of
The miser's shuck was In a suburb.
Tho nearest house was forty rods
awny. While Its Inmates did not
neighbor with the old man, they got
Into the habit of keeping track of him.
They looked for tho smoke of his chim
ney In the morning and for tho dis
appearance of his lean candle at an
early hour In the evening. It was a
sort of guardianship without meaning
to be. It had gone on for years and
years, when one November morning
there was no chimney smoke. Moses
had been seen tho afternoon of the
day previous, and It was noticed that
he was very feeble.
After a wait of several hours men
went over to the shack and pushed
open the door and found tho old man
dead in his chair. As If he had plan
ned the thing to be a bit dramatical,
his stiff fingers held n two dollar bill.
The proper authorities were notified
and tool; charge. At the coroner's In
quest the doctors gave it as their opin
ion that the old man had died from
the wnut of proper food and care.
If a Fourth of July and a circus and
a presidential election had hit Nobles
town on the same day "there would
have been no more excitement than
over the taking off of the old miser.
Exclamations and suggestions and
comments flew fast.
"He must havo mado a will." ob
served Rev. Barnes, "and I have hopes
that he left a legacy to ray church to
pay off the mortgage."
The Ilev. Barnes had collected sev
eral hundred dollars for the heathen,
hut had never carried old Moses so
much as a cracker.
A schoolmaster expected at least
$500 because ho had onco bowed to the
A certain widow expected thot much
or more because she had looked over
her gnte at him as she passed.
One of the merchants had sold Moses
a pair of shoes at cost upon au occa
sion, and he moved n1out whispering:
"Those old misers never forget one
who has befriended them. I think I
can count on at least ?00 I think I
It had gecn taken for a certainty
that Moses had no relatives; but, land
alive, how they came tumbling over
each other as soon as the newspapers
got to work:
It took the full force of the sheriff
of the county to hold the peoplo off
while tho proper officials searched the
A three room shack, almost without
furniture, is soon searched. Of course
tho first thing was to find tho will.
No will not even an old letter, not
even a memorandum. If will there was
or had been one of the two lawyers In
town must hare drawn it, as old Moses
had never left tho town after his ar
rival. Neither of the lawyers had drawn a
There was more talk about graft, and
ono or two were bold enough to say
that the searchers had found the will
and pocketed it.
Now for the hoard. It was estimat
ed by the villagers at $150,000 and by
the relatives at $250,000. Six or seven
fisticuff fights took place before tbe
irowd compromised on $200,000.
No gold! No greenbacks!
"But there must be!" yelled the out
siders. "We have made a careful search and
found only the $2 he bad in his band
when be died."
"It must be hidden in the walls."
"Then come aud find it"
Not a man got into that house with
out being thumped, and not a man got
out until thumped some more. The
searchers were searched, ond then the
shack was torn limb from limb, so to
suy. Not a dollar-not a shllllug-not
even a copper penny!
"But where has It gono?" was de
manded. The answer didn't come then, but a
year later, when a stranger visited No
blestown who had known Moses Taylor
for years and years. Moses had about
$S00 cash after buying the shuck. He
had lived on the sum ull the long years,
and the $2 was the last of It. It
wus likely that he hadn't hud a decent
meal in all that time. When the ex
planation was mailo everybody said:
"Oh. that was the way of it, oh?
Well, lie iu-;ht f hive been Uh-ked for
plnyins us a lii i tni-k!"
nd t'lMl'M .w teeem n Ciro'
THE BSTES-SH j
: TROUBLE IS AGAIN UP
i BEFORE JUDGE ARCHER
j Again the chambers of Justice
Archer's court were the scene of
j the gathering of the citizens from
I the vicinity of Rock Bluffs this
morning, when the hearing of the
complaint against Perry Marsh
for striking Ira Bates in the face
with a missel on the evening of
June '.'S was brought to trial.
The slate was represented by
! acting Count v Attorney .1. V.
Douglass, while tu. defendant was
represented by Attorney A. L.
There were quite a number of
witnesses, including Mr. and Mrs.
Ira Bales and his brother, Char
ley, William Marsh and Nettie
Marsh, son and daughter of the
defendant, placed on the stand,
and the testimony of the wit
nesses was practicallv the same
as was that at the hearing of the
complaints against Bates last
week, the only new testimony be
ing that of the son and daughter
of Marsh, who were present at the
scene of the mix-up between the
parties. Both of these parties
testified they had not seen their
father throw any object, although
uaies was bleeding from a cut on
the face when they reached the
road, vvheer they all were stand
ing. Young Marsh was sitting
north of the house when the
fracus started, and preceded his
father to the scene of action. The
court adjourned at 11 o'clock un
til 2 o'clock, when the attorneys
will argue the case.
This afternoon, after listening
to the arguments of the attorneys,
I he court dismissed I he case
against Mr. Marsh, holding that
there had not been conclusive evi
dence offered to show him guilty
of striking Bales.
Dies From Accident.
Last evening Mrs. John Cotner
received a message announcing
the death of her brother, residing
in Harlan county. The unfor
tunate man, Ed Gilmore, was a
former resident of Weeping Wa
ter, ami a few years ago removed
to the western part of the state.
He was engaged in threshing
Tuesday and in some manner srot
one of liis limbs cut off and died
yesterday morning. The message
did not give any of the particulars
of the accident. Mr. and Mrs. Cot
ner departed last evening to at
tend the funeral.
A good time Is assurred to all
who attend the dance at Coates'
hall Saturday evening, and a
cordial Invitation la extended to
the public to attend and take part
In the enjoyable occasion.
Sales are Proving
Now is the time you need these goods
and the price is within reach of all.
A big Cut in Embroideries.
Below are a Few Prices.
$1.00 Embroidery 69c
$1.25 Embroidery 79c
$1.50 Embroidery $1.10
$1.50 colored voile Emb 98c
$1.29 cotton voile Emb 89c
$3.00 Embroidery $1.85
$3.50 Embroidery $2.19
$3.75 Embroidery $2.65
$4.00 Embroidery $2.89
Just a few pieces of Flaxons (c
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Money to loan on city real
estate on good terms and at
moderate rates. Buy or build a
home on the easy payment plan.
See T. M. Patterson. Secretary
Plattsmotith Loan and Buildinar
Mrs. J. K. Taylor and daughter,
of Joliet, Illinois, are expected
here this afternoon for a visit at
the W. H. Bunch home for a few
Sheriff G. D. Quinton returned
last evening on No. 2 from Hor
ton, Kansas, where he had been
for a few days looking after some
A. G. Cole and wife of Plain
view, Neb., motored down from
their homo Tuesday evening and
will make an extended visit here
with Mrs. Cole's parents, Judge
and Mrs. II. D. Travis.
Eugene Tighe and bride, nee
Miss Alice Weir of Omaha, why
have been enjoying a short honey,
moon on the ranch of the groom
in Colorado, arrived in this city
on No. 4 this morning and will
make a short visit here before
continuing their journey on to
their home in Chicago.
Miss Hermie Spies was a pas
senger this morning on the early
Burlington train for Omaha,
where she will spend the day look
ing after some business matters.
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