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PLATTSIWOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1914
TO OPEN SOON
Fine $350 Piano to Be Given
Away by H. M. Soennichsen
for the Greatest Value
An unusual opportunity Jo se
cure a line high-grade piano ha.-
been offered by ll. M. Soenntiich-
sen, the enterprising merchant of
this city, who has just received a
beautiful instrument of Ihe high
standard Segerstrom make, which
he has on exhibition at the Hig
Daylight Store, and which will be
riven to the person securing the
largest value in certificates by
October 1, 101 i.
The plan is a very clever
method of reaching: the purchas
ing public of the city and is
.strictly an open and above board
method of advertising and offers
inducements to those who make
cash purchases or who at the set
tlement of their thirty-day ac
counts receive certificates that
pro in on the piano award, and
the one havinpr the greatest value
of these certificates receives this
fine high-grade piano absolutely
free. The proposition has al
ready attracted a great- deal of
attention and much interest is
being created among the people
of the city over this rare oppor
tunity to receive an additional
value for their cash purchases.
The management of the store
will be pleaded to have tlrr public
call at the store to view the piano
and see for themselves that it is
undoubtedly one of the best on
the market today and sells for
?350, - and it is not often that
such an inducement is given by a
business house in a small town.
Experts in the judging of in
struments who have examined
the piano at the Soennichsen
store are loud in their praise of
the instrument, as the tone of the
piano is remarkably pure and
melodious, its touch agreeable
and responsive, and the design of
the case is extremely beautiful.
The piano is strongly built and
is an instrument worthy of a
place in any home.
There are several who are al
ready considering entering the
contest in an effort to win the
piano, and their friends will be
come active at once in assisting
in the work of securing the
certificates entitling them to ad
ditional standing in the contest.
The customers at the store will
receive the full value of every
cent spent here, as all those who
have trailed there well know,
and in addition will have the
chance to receive a fine present
or assist their friends in secur
INSANE CASE REPORTED
FROM WEEPING WATER
From Tuesday's Dally.
An insane case has been re
ported from Weeping Water,
where Charles Crew, a man who
has been employed for the past
twenty years as a telegraph line
repairer, has become quite in
sane and from renorts from that
place he seems at times to be
quite violent and dangerous and
his condition has led the author
ities there to take steps to have
him looked after by the county
board of insanity, and the physi
cian will sro there tomorrow to
Mnminc the man and determine
his s an it v. About a week ago
Mrs. Crew died and since that
time the .husband seems to have
become more - violent and un
balanced menially. He is a man
between 50 and 55 years of age
and has always - been a good,
hard-working man. The condi
tion of- the man"was such that
it was-not thought advisable: to
hrincr him to this city.' .'and -the
examination will on that account
be held at his home.
Called to His Sister's Side.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Frank Kauble departed this
afternoon for Sidney, Iowa
where he was called by the ill
ness of his sister, Mrs. Martha
lliatt, who is quite sick at her
home there, and being at the ad
vanced age of 81 years it is nol
thought that she can recover
Mrs. Frank Gobelman, a grand
daughter of Mrs. lliatt. also left
for the Iowa city to make a short
visit at the bedside of her grand
mother. This is the first time
Mr. Kauble has visited with his
sister in seventeen years.
THE FIRST DIRT WHS
TURNED FOR THE NEW
From Wednesday's Daily.
Yesterday the first dirt wa?
turned on the site that will be
occupied by the new county jail
of Cass county, and in spite of
the heavy covering of snow there
was quite an amount of earth
pried loose by the picks of tlu
workmen and as soon as the
weather will permit the work
will be started in earnest, and
the firm of Joseph McMaken that
has the contract for the removal
of the dirt will soon have the
way cleared for the first steps on
the erection of the building that
means so much to the people of
the county, and which, according
to the plans and specifications,
will be a building that will be a
credit to this splendid county,
which should have had a building
of this kind years ago in order to
care for the prisoners of the
county. The contractor, Mr. Lar
son, will start work on the build
ing as soon as the lot is gotten
in proper shape and the weather
will permit, and the work of erec
tion will be rushed to completion,
as the time limit on the building
is set for July 15, at which time
the contractor expects to have
the structure all ready, and the
heating, wiring and plumbing,
which will be done by the firm of
John Hauer, installed in the
THE MOORE SISTERS
From Wednesday's Dally.
A very pleasant gather occur
red last evening at the home of
Misses Nettie, Jessie and Iella
Moore, when they entertained
most charmingly a number of
their friends. The occasion was
one filled with delight to all who
participated and there was much
merriment and fun indulged in
by the young ladies during the
course of the evening, and those
who were present at the gather
ing state that the costumes dis
played great artistic skill and
beauty in the preparation, and
this feature of the evening was
greatly enjoyed, even though the
company were not militant suf-
fregettes. The evening was pass
ed most delightfully by the young
ladies in playing games of dif
ferent kinds and in listening to a
number of very pleasing musical
numbers from the different tal
ented members of the company,
until an appropriate hour, when a
very tempting luncheon was serv
ed that further augumenled the
pleasures of the jolly crowd
present at this hospitable home,
and it was a late hour when the
company- departed for their
homes, feeling much indebted to
the hostesses for the delightful
time afforded them.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to take this method
of extending our most sincere
thanks to our many kind neigh
bors and friends for their kindly
assistance at the time of the
gasoline, engine explosion at our
home. May God reward you.
. Mr.- and Mrs. George J.
Small Tract for Sale.
A small tract of land, 13 acres,
2: miles -southeast of-Platts-mouth,
for saie. For particulars
inquire of Nancy J. Richardson.
NOW S THE Til
TO THINK ABOUT
Warning Sent Out to Farmers to
Be on the Lookout for Bad
Seed This Year.
From Tuesday's Dally.
The condition of the seed corn
throughout, the middle west is
getting to be the source of much
worry to the farmers, as it is
feared that the seed corn secured
last year is not safe for planting.
This condition, according to ex
perts, exists in Nebraska. Kan
sas, Oklahoma and northern
Texas, where the seed corn se
cured from the crop of H13 is
very weak and the crop of 1012
hows signs of weak germina
tion. In parts of Oklahoma the
seed corn is considered good, but
this is in a very small aera of
A thorough search should be
made at once to locate good seed
for the crop this year. The near
er home you can secure your
eed the better, according to the
experts on this subject, as seed
corn grown near the field where
it is to be planted will be more
suited to the conditions of the
soil and the climate than that
shipped a long distance, ami the
results prove far more satis
factory to all.
In the report recently fur
nished by the Hock Island rail
road shows that seed corn grown
in the same count v where it is
o be replanted has proven far
more satisfactory, as. according
to their bulletin, in the state of
Iowa seed corn secured from an
other county yielded twelve
)uhels an acre less than home
grown seed. In this state choice
eed from another state yielded
nine bushels of corn an acre less
than home grown seed, and in
he state of Texas home grown
seed yielded seventeen bushels
per acre more than did the choice
seed that was imported from
ut side the state, which shows
hat conditions of soil sometimes
affect the seed corn. The farm
ers of Cass county should be on
the alert and see that they secure
mly good seed corn and that
which can be depended upon to
furnish the proper yield.
ST. MARY'S GOILD IS
ENTERTAINED AT HOME
From Wednesday's Daily.
Ihe ladies of St. Marys Guild
were entertained in a mosi
charming manner yesterday aft
ernoon at the hospitable home of
Mrs. James If. Donnelly and the
lostess was assisted in enter
taining by Mrs. J. II. Kuhns in
the usual pleasing manner that
ias won for these ladies such an
enviable reputation as hostesses,
and the occasion of being enter
tained by them is one that is al
ways looked forward to with
much pleasure, and yesterday's
gathering was no exception to the
rule. The ladies spent the hours
most pleasantly in the plying of
the busy needle and in the usual
pleasant social conversation. At
an appropriate hour a very dainty
and tempting luncheon was serv
ed by the hostesses, which served
greatly in making the event a
most pleasant one that will be
long remembered. The Lenton
season coming on the ladies of
the Guild will omit the social
features from their meetings
during this season in recognition
of this important period in the
church year of the Episcopal
church, of which they are mem
A black Poland China sow,
weighing. .. about. 250 pounds.
Please', notify J. M. Meisinger,
Plattsmouth, Neb. Route 2. Or
call 'Phone No. 2514. "
Ice Harvest is Resumed.
The ice harvest, which was
interrupted last week by the
warm weather, is being resumed,
as the intense cold of the past
three days has resulted in the
forming of some excellent jee and
the old Missouri river at this
point is completely frozen over
and persons can (tins clear over
with ease and without any danger
of breaking through. The ice
being secured is about eleven
inches thick and of a clearness
that looks mighty good to the
persons who may have to use
this frozen necessity during the
MOVE INTO THEIR MO-
From Wednesaaya rt.lly.
Yesterday W. E. Ilosenerans
and family moved into their
handsome new bungalow on Vine
street, which has just been
completed, and in a few days will
be thoroughly7 at home in the
new residence. The new bungalow-
is one of the neatest and prettiest
in the city and has been arranged
with a view of comfort and there
has been nothing omitted to make
the home one of the most pleas
ant. The residence just vacated
by Mr. Ilosenerans has been pur
chased by It. M. Shlaes and he
will occupy it with his family as
soon as the workmen have finish
ed the work of remodeling and
rearranging the house. The
rooms will be finished with
handsome hardwood floors and
the whole interior will be sub
jected to a thorough redeclaration
and be made an object of beauty
and a home that will be much
appreciated by Mr.' and Mrs.
Shlaes. IJotb of th se residences
are located in the ti'eart of the
city and are among the most
valuable building sites in the city.
ALL CITY OFFICIALS
ARE TO BE RE-ELECTED
AT SPRING ELECTION
There has been considerable
inquiries in different quarters as
to whether the city would have
to hold another city election this
year to fill the different ofiices,
including mayor, treasurer, clerk
and members of the city council.
Under the law governing cities of
less than 5.000 inhabitants it is
necessary to elect the officials
each year, but it was hoped to
have the census completed in
time to lift this city out of that
class and into the 5.000 class.
but there has been no official
notice given of the facts of Ihe
city securing the necessary
census returns to place them out
of the smaller class of cities, and
according to authorities it will be
necessary under the law to call
the election. There is little doubt
but what the population at the
present time far exceeds the 5,
000 mark and the census should
have been secured in time to have
it, proclaimed and save the neces
sity of the election of all the city
officials. There is not a great
deal of excitement created over
the matter as yet, as most of the
people seem well satisfied with
the present officials.
Delightful Dancing Party.
From Wednesday's Daily.
A very pleasant dancing party
was given last evening at Coates'
hall by the members of the Cos
mopolitan club to their lady
friends, and the occasion was a
very delightful one to all who
were present and the delights of
the dance were indulged in until
the approach of the midnight
hour that ushered in the Lenton
season and bade all festivities
cease. The music for the dance
was furnished by Miss Emma
Cummins and Anton liajeck on
the piano and drums and was
thoroughly enjoyed to the ut
most. Very tempting refresh
ments were served during the
evening, which added greatly to
the pleasure of the crowd of
merry dancers. There were
twenty-two in attendance at this
very pleasurable gathering.
Friends and Neighbors Assist
Mrs. Dora Oldham Moore to
Celebrate the Event.
From Tuesday's Tiaily
Suturday being the sixty-fifth
birthdav anniversary of Mrs.
Dora Oldham Moore, a number
of her friend and neighbors de
cided to give her a pleasant re
minder of the occasion, and ac
cordingly at about 5 :'. they ap
peared at her home with ba-kets
filled to overflowing- with all the
good things to eat that could be
imagined, and they at once took
full possession of the hou-e. and
Mrs. Moore was ordered to keep
strictly out. of the kitchen and
dining room durinir the prepara
tion of the fea-t, and it was not
until the summons to partake .f
the bounteous repast was given
that she realized the lavish
amount of delicious dishes pre
pared for the occasion by her
The evening following the en
joyable c o'clock dinner was one
filled with great enjoyment and
all present felt, that it was one
of the most delightful in their
recollection, and the event was
particularly enjoyed by the guest
of honor, who has not been in the
best of health and has been un
able to be out and around among
the large circle of friends, as she
might wish, and she felt deeply
the kindness and thoughtfulness
of the friends in so remember
ing her on this occasion. Sev
eral very pleasing musical num
bers were given during- Ihe
ourse of the evening by Miss
Fannye Will, which added great
ly to making the surprise a great
treat to all. In remembrance of
the birthday anniversary Mrs.
Moore received a number of very
handsome gifts, including- sev
eral from her niece, Mrs. H. H.
Snyder, of Fairfield. Iowa, who
while being unable to be present.
sent a letter filled with good
Those who were present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Troop and
little granddaughter: Mrs. A. S.
Will and two daughters, Fannye
and Dora; Mrs. Henry Spangler
and daughter. Miss Elizabeth.
There were several of the neigh
bors and close friends who were
prevented by sickness from being
present in person, but they were
all there in spirit to celebrate
the occasion with their well be
TODAY MARKS THE
BEGINNING OF THE
. Today marks the begining of
Lent, or the period of fasting and
sacrifice which is celebrated in
memory of the .sacrifice of the
Lord ,and which covers a period
of forty days, preceding Easter
Sunday. Ash Wednesday is a
very important day in the church
calendar, as the Lenton season is
observed generally in the Cath
olic, Episcopal and Herman
Lutheran clinches, and sevices
were held in these churches here
today in commemoration of Ihe
starting of the peiod of fasting
and prayer. Ih'shop Williams of
Omaha was in the city today to
hold services at the Episcopal
church and the morning services
consisted of a celebration of the
Holy Communion. At St. John's
and the Holy Rosary church serv
ices were conducted by Father
Shine and Father Vlcek. There
were a large number in attend
ance at the morning services and
a still larger number will be
present at the evening services.
Clover Seed for Sale.
Extra good Red Clover Seed at
SI 0.50 per bushel. Robert Wohl
farth. Inquire at Gorder's store.
George Thomas Cuts Hand.
From XWdroday'a Da I jr.
Geor-'e Th"iiia-. th- proprietor
if the Main stre.-; m.-at ma-ket.
met with a very painful accident
Monday while engage. I m hi
work at tli- shop. a:i. as a r'-i!t
i carrying- his i-f t hand in a
bandage. He was e:igage, in cut
ling some meat when the knife
slipped and inflicted a -rv i.-p.
cut in the palm of hi- haf:.J and
it was iieceary to have th- in
jured member dres....j , a -nr-ge.in.
and it required two stib to
to clo-e the wound, lb- js fe. l.ng
all right '-iisce the accident, hi.
will be unable f. i:v the hand f r
FATHER OF EDWARD
DONAT PASSES AVAY
AT WESTON, NEBRASKA
A telephone rr.e-sag- wa re
ceived last eveniTig- by Edward
Donat announcing the death of
his father. Joseph Dor.a!. at th
home of his daughter. Mr". Her
bert Jamta. in We-toii. V-bra-ka.
The death of ";randpa" li-nal.
as he was well known here, ha
been expected for om- month,
as his health has been very p-,
due to his advance,! age. bejr.g
s years old. and hi on was
with him last week for a few
days. at which i im it was
recognized that the end wa but
a question "f a short time, and he
passed away last night at 'J
o'clock. Mr. Donat was a native
of Bohemia and cam. t America
about twenty-four year- ago and
resided in this city for about is
years, or up to the time h- re
moved to Weston to make his
home with his daughter an 1 fam
ily, after the death of Mr-. Donat.
The funeral will be held in thi
eify on Sunday, but th exact
time cannot be given n yef.
owing to the inability to locate
Henry Donat, a son. who is
somewhere in Wisconsin, where
he is employed as a traveling
man. The interment will h- made
in the cemetery here beide the
grave of the wife, who died here
some years ago. The decease,!
was a most kindly old gentleman
and was j,,.,-,., ,,f a large
circle of friends lore, who will
learn with much regret of his
OMAHA PARTIES PURCHASE
HOTEL RILEY BARBER SHOP
The Hotel Riley barber shop in
this city has just been sold to
Iaul E. Friend and W. It. I.em-
onds of Omaha, who will take
charge of the shop Friday morn-
ins and continue to serve the
public with the be-t. of service.
Ioth Of these gentlemen Come
highly recommended arid are
nice and genial appearing young
men and state that they will de
vtt their best efforts to living
their patrons the be-t of service
possible. This shop has jut
recently been thoroughly cleaned
and repainted and presents a very
pleasing appearance and the. new
owners will f:nd that they will
have a very neat and up-to-date
place to conduct their new bar
Our excellent young' carpenter
friend. Ed Mason, has been talk
ing wolf hunt most all winter. He
has agitated the proposition
among the local hunters, and has
been 'very eager to tret out in a
genuine round-up. but was never
able to reach the goal until a few
days ago, and then it was . eay
that it was almost a shame to
take advantage of it. Mr. Mason
has been building a house for Joe
Campbell, south of thi city, and
some of the flogs of the com
munity succeeded in completing
the desired round-up. and a tine
full-grown coyote wa brought
right to Joe's home. Mr. W.df
was almost completely worn ut
by the doss when Joe and Ed ar
rived on the scene and killed him
with an axe. Almost too easy for
Get your harness oiled for 91
at John Gorder's.
III TOWN FINDS
A GOOD HOME
Little Lad Comes Here to Find
Home and l Warmly Re
ceded by Eeryon.
.::; j i !..!..' ; -g i-
rrUfe.J of a o,.--g 1,1 Wf; . i -
rive 1:1 t!n c v o t I ;-; i .
ewiiK'g ( tf e 1.- ; r.i I: rl,
ton tl.ll.l .o. w,'; -
a nl im trie ..r . : '
1... was ,.t,ri.-. f..,-. I:.- i !.
who a; ; --a' ! ( -i- t j '- t -
of g. t :T ? :-.t .- a:
wa- ....:., - if . -
ward- by !: N-rt Ne-A.-i;.
pre- i!:,or. a. i : y J
that he- . d k. 'V -
tie was i..-',- g. t"l'. bit a ' . '!
whovi t.- r.i!!-. ,.. ' . , t
I ",lh.l '! Tl.-e J ' It..-' I
bad ?o : l b , ro b e : i .-. , n .
rrv-: !.r r. but w ?e . '- - .': : -
parti. h- was i - i f - !.- d
h- .hd kj;o-A
Abo:;t thi t.r:.e T - ! R I."..
proprietor .f tf,- p..- P. t--.
cari.e jn!. ll;- a I !.--
coerirg the pligfi! r.f h- '.'
hoy. who w. very br:g;it a:-! in
telligent I o.. ".if:.-. b; i w ' 'i
him t,. th- hoe!. wt.-r.. !';.. .:',--trari--'
-r w;s i i.d a: I
tu ke.j away r..::if .ru. ) f. - tV
r.:ght. and yeterd.v r -r:
w.s ta'.' m a:-! gu -; a .-'
f-d. He said th.tt he lit-! l .e.i
in Mmaha. ard b.- n".- w.-
Willian Mir-ha l a-d that h.s
parent cr -epar 'e.!. t.,s
mother havirg marrod t; e --
on I ti;i. an i rv.-l a ay. f.e !. 1
not kr.ov where, while th-
whereabout of hi fith-r w
al-o unknown to li.rn a id h- 1. d
live I as !-1 h- C t, I J f;,.r j , ..
r lace f.. ar.other. wJi - -.' .
sham- in "f n t"-
The mention .f tJo- r a:' f
Speck a- the party d.-ig f. .i
to this city cau-e.J M-. H ?: !
to inquire of -speck a- '
the matter and it va- d-. . !!
that th- loan i:' ' w.
Walt-r peek. ar 1 h- h id i: '--; !-
e.J th fov to g. to t- ho;'.. . T
hi ui 'ther. Mrs. r.l t, --r..
where th- lid was ..;. e.f.
ar.d ! a: ore fei: that f - hit
certainly be-r, P:-' v i i i-i:.g '
here. ar,. later l l- ; r. e.J t . Mr.
Rob!, to a-- . re h;: th it h.. I. -t
a f.ll- place .i !.- a';. J th- b'-s'.
.f treatment, which, to h s b- i-:
seemed as pear !o- i .- i as p.
-:bie. a- h- hi t !: e,; f.,r
and attentio.j -i.i-h a i 1 r" '
this ag- -h m;M have. Th- -y
of the ad at the hot.-' ;.ld- ?
many - io;. at h. ' .. fn. :.!. w I,
offered t. !o Inr:t :'. d a r .
;o'!,e. J,'.? lo o ?. I
lucky in ge'ti;,- ., j !.- i:. i! -
ORGANIZE !?i FLATTSQUTH
Th- ar.ti--u:Tra-e:;. - r -terd.iy
at the ., : ,. 't--. V. " .
Patterson m thi c . : : -.;
th- que t ion and to prepare t
d-fe::d themselves from ;?;
movement of th- -'. Tra-.-: : .
They te!oe It I- h , g i t
make thi nioe w!.e t!,- p
p.isitioii adii- rr.e:: t- ;g:i th--..-petition
agjin-t tli- wi-t.e . f
the;r Wive. Th- e; ,e . f tb-
rnecfir.g ye.ferd.iy w.i that ry
woman can Jind ; r.t to d bv
teaching their h';-b.v ?
right from wror-g. I ; ha ?. i
teen learned ju-1 wh 'ri th- a'.'. :
will meet again. bt.t m
public meeting lo-re at the n
hoU-e they are deter?';: "'.! to - '
out int the open to defer. ,1 :;-:-position
on thi q:;et .r. Tf
are quite a nun.bvr f t!t-,e
la lie m the c;ty.
Good Hay for Stic.
Ba!M. loo or m th stak. l
a rea--r.ab pr:r. Wn;
90 rr rail at th: nfTVe.
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