The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 06, 1913, Image 1

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NO. 87.
Well Deserved Tribute to Platts-
mouth Lodge and Dr.
J. S. Livingston.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The following' well deserved
tribute to the energy ami work of
Dr. J. S. Livingston of this city,
in behalf of the B. P. O. E., ap
pears in 'the last i-i.ue of "80
Klks," the publication of Hie
Lincoln lodge of the Elks, of
which Frank E. Oreen, exalted
ruler of the Lincoln lodge, is
editor, and its words of praise
for both the deputy grand exalted
ruler and the Plattsniouth lodge
will be received with much pleas
ure by the I'lattsmouth members
of the order:
"Two things have occurred in
the JMaltsmouth lodge recently
which call for congratulations
from the members of the other
lodges throughout the stale. The
first is the appointment of that
ever-busy and energetic Elk, Dr.
J. S. Livingston, as deputy grand
exalted ruler for the southern
district, of the state. , No better
or more popular, selection could
have been made. Brother Living
ston has since the organization
of I'lattsuiouth lodge worked in
season and out of season for the
success of that organization and
if is in no small measure due to
his efforts that this, the smallest
lodge in the state in point of
numbers, is at the same time one
of the most influential ones. The
lodges of the souJhern district
are also to be congratulated up
on his appointment, for it is a
certainty that he will give to
them the same attention and
good counsel that have made his
own lodge a hunch of harmoni
ous and aggressive live ones.
"The second good thing1 that
has happened to IMattsmouth
Elks is the purchase by them of
a nonie oi ineir own. Meeeniiy
they bought tlie PeaHman prop
erty at Sixth and Vine streets,
one block north of where they
are now located. The building
will he thoroughly overhauled
and remodeled, being raised so
that there will be a high base
ment tinder it "and will be brick
veneered, presenting- a handsome
appearance as' well as affording
ample lodge. and club rooms.
The writer hopes to visit Platts
nioulhs new home just as soon
as it is finished. In fact, he will
be there to assist in dedicat
ing it."'
The recital that was given Sat
urday evening at Bartlett, Iowa,
by Mesdames Frank Sivey and
Eugene Setz of this city was a
very successful affair and a large
number were entertained most
delightfully by these talented
ladies, who have beautiful voices
and remarkable musical talent.
Mrs. Sivey has a very high and
clear soprano voice and Mrs.
Setz delighted and surprised the
people of Hart let t by her. wonder
ful voice, which has a wide range,
from the richest contralto to the
sweet notes of a child's voice,
and these ladies received many
words of commendation for their
delightful entertainment. The
ladies expect to visit Nehawka
the last of the week, when they
will be heard in recital, and we
can promise the good people of
that community a most enjoyable
When baby suffers with eczema
or-some itching- skin trouble, use
Doan's. Ointment.;. A little of it
.goes a-long way -and it is safe for
children. 50c a box. at ail stores.
Evening- Journal, 10c per week.
Entertains St. Mary's Guild.
From Wednesday's Dally.
St. Mary's r.uild held their
regular meeting yesterday after
noon and were very pleasantly
entertained at the home of Mrs
F. L. Cummins. Early in the aft
ernoon an interesting business
session was held, at which linn
i i i i i
Hi; james maue plans and ar
rangements for the Christmas
shop, which they will have dur
ing the early part of December
After the business session the
ladies whiled awav the time in
;i most enjoyable manner, stitch
ing on dainty fancy work for the
hristrnas shop and indulging in
various other amusements
which made the occasion a de-
lgntlul one. At the proper
ime a delectable luncheon was
provided. The hostess was as
sisled in entertaining her guests
by Mrs. Robert Windham.
Friends Gather to Assist Her in
Celebrating Her Birthday
From Wednesdays Dally.
A very pleasant surprise was
given Miss Anna area last
evening at tier Home on West
Main street, when a large nurn-
er of her friends: came in upon
ier and announced their inten
ion of helping her celebrate tier
lirlhday anniversary, and the oe-
easioii was a most pleasant one
for the company and the event
will long- be remembered by the
charming hostess for its delight
ful features.
The jolly crowd enjoyed them
selves in various games and in
a guessing contest, in which Miss
Elizabeth Holly captured the
King prize, wniie trie booby prize
fell to the lot of Miss Warga.
These games, interspersed with
several very delightful musical
numbers, served to pass the
time most -pleasantly and the
young people enjoyed themselves
until a late hour. During the
course of the evening the com
pany were treated to some very
tempting- refreshments, which
served to bring to a. close a most
happy event, and the guests, on
depart ingr, wished Miss Anna
many more such happy birthdays
in the future.
The guests present on the
happy occasion were: Misses
Lula Welsh. Mable Brown, Ruth
Heat herington, Marie Nesladak,
Anna Jirousek, Marie Svoboda,
Bessie Holly, Elizabeth Holly,
Edna Morrison, Marie Hiber,
Anna Kopia, Gretchen Warner,
Mr. and Mrs. Will Warga, Mrs.
Jesse Warga. Mr. and Mrs. Jos
eph Warga, Mrs. Frank Burr and
the guesl of honor, Mis.s Anna
Warga. '' !
From Tuesday's .Daily. '
There was much excitement
created on the second floor. of the
Coates' block last evening, when
a strong1 odor of smoke was
noticed throughout the building,
and it was thought that the build
ing was on fire by those who
were in the building-, and search
ing parties were sent out to try
and locate the fire, if there was
any. After a diligent search the
smoke was located in the bach
elor apartments of a young- man
who rooms there, and it was dis
covered that he had been prepar
ing a juicy porterhouse for him
self and had forgotten it and al
lowed it to burn to a. crisp, with
the result that the building- was
tilled with smoke.' The invaders
soon got. rid of the offending
steak and the smoke cleared away
after a short time, but not -until
it had caused considerable an
noyance.. Evening Journal, 10c per week.
Small Factories Are Needed to
Assist in the City's
In searching- about for differ
ent methods of helping to build
up the city the Commercial club
here should endeavor to interest
some small factory to locate here
and assist the growth of the city
The M. E. Smith factory, which
was established here a number
of years ago, has been very suc
cessful in its operations, and
with its nearness to Omaha has
been handv to the head office of
the company in the metropolis,
and as a result it has been kept
busv turning- out the shirts that
have such an extensive sale
throughout this section of the
There are many concerns in
Omaha that maintain small fac
tories to furnish goods for their
use, and if it were possible to
bring some of these here it
would prove a mighty good thin?
for the city, as well as for the
houses in Omaha who can oper
ate a factory here much cheaper
than in Omaha, and the employes
e able to live cheaper and better
than they ,'would in the larger
city, where the conditions are
more congested and the cost of
iving- higher.
There are several locations
that could be utilized nicely for
the purposes of a small factory,
and one of them is the brick
building- at the corner of Third
and. Main streets, where the
aundry was located for such a
long time. This building is a
three-story structure and could
e -fixed up in line shape for a
factory, and being located on the
principal street of the city and
only a block from the Burling
ton station, would be an ideal
place. for the establishment of a
small factory. The matter of an
effort to securee such factories
for the city is worth trying- and
the matter should lie pushed by
the business interests of the city,
and if possible some responsible
oncern induced to come here to
start into business.
From Wednesday's Dally
The members of the omans
Relief Corps were entertained
most charmingly yesterday aft
ernoon at the hospitable home
of Mrs. Thomas Wiles on West
jocust street, when a delightful
ensington was enjoyed by the
adies. There were some thirty-
eight present and . the meeting
proved one of the most pleasant
that the ladies of the Relief
Corps has held during the fall
season. The afternoon was spent
most delightfully by the company
in their fancy work and social
conversation, which served to
pass the time most pleasantly
until an appropriate hour, when
a very tempting luncheon was
served by Misses Helen Egen-
berger. May. Glenn, and Mina
Evaffenberg-er, which , served to
bring- to a close an afternoon
filled with much enjoyment to the
jolly crowd of ladies.
Files Suit to Quiet Title.
from Wednesday's Dally.
This morning- a suit to quiet
title of Henry B. Jones vs. the
Unknown Heirs and Devisees of
Lews Randolph, deceased, was
filed in the' office of the district
clerk. The property in question
consists of land near Weeping
Water in this county.
Christmas Shop.
St. Mary's Guild will have their
Christmas shop open for your in
spection on Friday and Saturday,
December 5th and ; 6th. - Watch
for' further 'announcements.
Is Appointed as Assessor.
From Wednesday Dany. .
At the meeting- of the county
commissioners yesterday after
noon John Group of Louisville
was appointed as assessor for
that precinct to succeed Fred H
Ossenkop, who was appointed as
postmaster at Louisville. Mr
Group has occupied the position
of assessor in the past and in
this capacity was very success
ful, and County Assessor Bryan
feels that he has secured
valuable man for the position.
From Wednesday's Dany.
Yesterday Sam Dubois and L
F. Smith were brought into the
court of Judge M. Archer to
answer to the charge of being in
a state of beastly intoxication.
and as the evidence presented by.
the police force was so over
whelmingly in that direction the
court could not -'"find otherwise
than that they were guilty. Sam
is a traveler commonly called a
hoboe, and did not offer any ex
cuse for his being gathered up
by the police, as he felt he had
been caught with the. goods on
bim. L. F. Smith stated he was
employed by the telephone com
pany on their extension work in
Iowa and had come over to stay
a few hours and had fell in with
evil companions and in a short
time was in what the poet would
term a "well lit" condition, in
which he did not recognize
objects perfectly and labored un
der tlie delusion that he was run
ning the city until the police
gathered him inland escorted
hinr:to jtnfT-wtiOv.; fie remained
over night, and to spend a night
in the Cass county jail is a
punishment .as severe as that
visited upon the political prison
ers in Russia, and in view of this
fact Judge Archer fined him 2
and costs, which he promised to
secure, and was released for a
time to dig up the coin. Dubois
was fined a like amount, but up
on promise to leave town in
fifteen minutes, he was released,
and the last seen of him he was
leaded in ' the direction of
This morning Chief of Police
Ben Rainey rounded up two more
men who had been indulging
much too heavily in the cup that
cheers, and they were brought
before Judge Archer to receive
their share of justice, and when
arraigned in court they ac
knowledged that they had been
indulging a little too heavily in
the "flowing bowl, and the judge
decided that it would be neces
sary for them to part with $2 and
costs to satisfy outraged justice.
The men, named J. E.; Miller and
Steve Barnett, had on their per
son somes $2 apiece, and this the
judge decided would help some
in the good cause of running the
city and remitted the costs in the
case, providing the men got out
of town, which they done at once
and did not lose any time about
The manager of the Platts-
mouth foot ball . team has just
received the acceptance . of the
Council Bluffs ' Boosters for a
game in this city on next Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
Booster park. The Council Bluffs
organization is one of the lead
ing foot ball teams in that city
and will do their utmost to carry
off the victory, . but . with the
present excellent condition of
our boys they will find it a very
difficult task. .The Council
Bluffs team desire to have a re
turn game played there on Sun
day, November 16, but-as yet the
ocals are undecided as . to
whether to accept the offer or
Visiting : cards : at the Journal
J. W. Gamble of Omaha, Former
Superintendent of the City
Schools, the Orator.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last evening the class rooms
of the Young Men's Bible class
of the Methodist church was
crowded to its capacity with an
audience eager to hear the ad
dress of J. W. Gamble of Omaha,
former superintendent of the
city schools. The speaker of the
evening was somewhat late in
arriving here, as he came from
Omaha in his automobile, and it
was close to 8:30 before he ar
rived, but the crowd remained,
eager to greet their old friend
and instructor. E. H. Wescott,
the teacher of the class, in
troduced the speaker in a few
well chosen remarks, in which
he alluded to the pleasant rela
tion the class had with the differ
ent gentlemen who had been here
as heads of the city schools, and
the pleasure that everyone ex
perienced in having them ad
dress the class.
Mr. Gamble chose for his sub
ject, "The Things a Boy Should
Know," and the subject, was
landled in his usual pleasing
manner, which made the different
points clear to his hearers. He
stated that everything in life had
its price, and as we achieved suc
cess or fame it paid the price in
some manner and that nothing
was secured from the world that
was not paid for in some manner
aod those wJ6-choe the easiest
way were certain to find that fail
ure had marked them for its own
and that only those who gave to
the world the price asked for m
he market place of success were
able to wear the victor's crown.
Mr. Gamble pointed out the dif
ficulties that had strewn the
pathway of the nation's greatest
men, both in the scientific and
political fields, and how by their
efforts thev had achieved the
ambitions of their lives. The
great point made by Mr. Gamble
was that to make a winning in a
certain line every effort should
be consenlra'ed in this direction
to win for the man of the secur
ing of success, but to the boy
who started out with an object in
view there was all the chances
in the world that, he would prove
a winner in the battle of life.
The remarks of Mr. Gamble
were listened to very closely by
the auditors, and when he closed
the applause was long and loud.
At the close of the address by
Mr. Gamble the audience was
treated to an unusual and de-
ightful musical treat in the
shape of a cornet and claironet
duet by Rev. F. M. Druliner and
son, Tracy, both of whom are
finished musicians, and the num
bers offered by them were very
difficult and given in a manner
that reflected great credit upon
the players, and it is to be hoped
that the public will be given a
greater opportunity to enjoy the
offerings in the musical line of
Mr. Druliner and his son.
Looks Very Suspicious.
From Wednesday's Dallr
One of the prominent young
musicians of the city was a pas
senger for Omah a yesterday
morning on the early Burlington
train, and while he refused to
divulge the nature of his mission
to the reporter, it was evident
that in the dim distance the
ound of happy- wedding bells
could be distinguished, and from
the happy expression flitting
across, his countenance it was
evident he had captured some
prize. His many friends are
anxiously awaiting his return in
the hopes he may bring hir bride
with him.
"Had dyspepsia or indigestion
for years, ; No appetite, and what
did eat ; distressed me terribly.
Burdock Blood -Bitters reached
the cause." J. H. Walker, Sun
bury, Ohio.
Mrs. Fred Nolting Home.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Mrs. Fred Nolting, who for the
past few weeks has been under
going treatment at one of the
Omaha hospitals, returned
her home in this city Monday
evening, feeling greatly improved
in health and able to be up and
around and it is a source of great
joy to Mr. Nolting and family
that the wife and mother has re
covered so nicely from the opera
tion and has been restored to
them with such excellent pros
pects of being restored to her
former state of good health.
Postoffice Department to Try and
Overcome Practice of Sending
Poorly Addressed Letters.
The postoffice in this city has
received notice from the depart
ment at Washington calling the
attention of the officials to the
growing evil of incompletely and
improperly addressed mail, which
is becoming a great burden, not
only to the offices where it is re
ceived, but also to the depart
ment at Washington, where such
cases are frequently taken. The
postoffice depart ment has always
employed every means to handle
this sort of mail, but with the
best of clerks it requires a great
deal of time to get the mail to the
parties to whom it is addressed,
and the senders of the mail are
oud in their criticism of the
postoffice officials, when the fault
is their own for not making the
address sufficiently clear and
easy to handle. Complete and
accurate addresses are necessary
to secure the prompt delivery of
mail and those sending out let
ters or other matter through the
mail should bear this in mind
and not blame the postoffice em
ployes for the failure of their
mail to reach its destination on
The delivery of letters,
especially in the large cities, is
frequently delayed and often-
imes made impossible by the
omission of an important part
of the address, such as the street
number or room number when
addressed to an office building.
Not infrequently the name of the
street is omitted, only the name
of the postoffice and state being
given. Another source of trouble
is the practice of giving an ad
dress at the intersection of two
streets without giving the loca
tion of the corner, for in some
arge cities a number of carriers'
routes may terminate at that
point or it may be the dividing
ine between the respective ter
ritories of the main postoffice
and a station, or between two
stations, and in the absence of
the notation "N. E.," "N. W.,"
etc., the distributers are unable
to determine to which carrier the
mail should be thrown.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Two more bright-eyed little
girls have been added to the
population of this city, as Satur
day evening the stork alighted at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Wiles on Wintersteen Hill and
eft in their charge a new baby
girl, and as this is the first child
in the family it is the object of
much admiration to the parents
and its other relatives. The home
of Hugh Standley and wife was
also the scene of a visit from the
kindly old bird, who presented
them with a fine little daughter,
which it is the wish of their
friends may be a source of joy
to them in the years to come.
Best results are secured by ad.
vertising in the Journal.
The Great Need for the Stopping
of No. 1 Is Becoming More
Apparent Each Day.
The agitation that the Lincoln,
people put up over the holding of
Burlington train No. 15 at Pa
cific Junction brings up the mat
ter that has been so often dis
cussed here of having No. 1, the
fast early morning train over the
Burlington for the west, stopped
in this city. There is much need
for this train here, as almost all
the travel from this city to Lin
Coin would go on this train,
which leaves at 5:50 a. in. and ar
rives in Lincoln at 8:15, which
would give the attorneys and
others who have business there
an opportunity to return home
the same day. It would also be
much used by the Omaha pas
sengers, as it reaches that city at
C:30 and makes an easy train for
those who desire to attend to
business affairs and return home
in a few hours. Another reason
why the train should be stopped
here is the large number of
traveling representatives of the
Chicago wholesale houses who
make this city, and as this is the
first town in Nebraska on the
Burlington, they naturally desire
to stop here, but under the pres
ent system they are compelled to
go on to Omaha and double back
on a later train in order to reach
their customers, or telephone
down "to have the local merchant
make a trip up there to see them.
This works a hardship on the
traveling man, the home mer
chant and the town, which is con
sidered by those passing through
as a sort of flag station, and if
there is anj- method of having the
train stopped it should be done
at once. The chief objection of
ferer! by the railroad is that the
number of passengers carried
from this city would not warrant
the cost to the company to make
the stop. Many of those here
who have studied the matter be
lieve that the Burlington would
find that the number of those
traveling out of here over No. 1
would more than pay for the loss
in lime and the amount of money
expended in making the slop.
This morning Miss Pauline
Oldham was in the city interview
ing the board of county commis
sioners in regard to securing re
lief for Mrs. Chambers of Mur
ray, a very deserving lady of that,
place, who is compelled to sup
port herself and four children by
sewing. It was thought by the
residents of Murray that this lady
could be assisted under the
Mothers' pension law, which pro
vides for the payment of a sum
to the mothers of large families.
The husband of Mrs. Chambers
is living at Murray, but fails to
assist in helping care for his
family in any way and is abso
lutely a detriment to thern, while
the wife and mother is compelled
to earn the money by sewing to
pay rent, buy fuel and groceries,
as well as clothing for the four
children, and this is a terrible
burden for this little lady, who
has bravely worked for her fam
ily, and the citizens of Murray
are unanimous in urging that
some relief be given her.
The commissioners, after con
sidering the matter verv careful-
y, decided to grant Mrs. Chamers
the sum of $10 per month as a
mothers' pension, and which will
aid her greatly in caring for her
family. The action of the county
board is one that will meet with
the warmest approval from all
acquainted with the facts in the