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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JUNE 22, 1914.
City Should Look After Washing
ton Avenue EspccialMy, While
the Work Can Ee Done.
Fi'im ?.Tt ii nicy's PalTy.
I iM.iti. :- 1. 1 11m- i 1 1 1 1 r v i ri ir of
the Iv.ii ; i i i i t . - had into this
citv. which was broached at Ihe
C. no !!:! i;; I rii.ii iiu el i 1 1 la-l
Thursday, is ci-rl ain Iv mn' of tii'
t t ihmgs ilia) - : l i I possibly be
done (: the iii"" -nil-ill f the
city : i ,i.l Hi.- cilifii- should lak--
it u Ihai wm-t li ing i-
i":i- f lix up these t !i v ii fa ! es
in a i ; 1 1 1 a !i mi t way.
n V,i - ii i :i 1 . avenue especi
ally i Hi" need of improvement
-In-wi. a- t!i- cre.-k which runs
ab.ng Iiu- i i t i i -ide of that
thoroughfare js i.!;-tanlly n
! i.ir h i n ir oud i the road and in
lime will make a serious problem
In deal wil!i unless - i 1 1 extcu--')
i : i a 1 1 . i :!ln ?! si'Wi'!'. which
m-ed- at b-a-t an exfeii-ion f a
1 ! . k In make il possible ( fore
stall a'iy lwrih'-r wa-hinir nf the
cre.-k i::fi tin- 1 1- . -1 . The cosj of
:i hi M-k of evv i-ri ng. w h i b- it w i 'ti hi
niaii flii- expending nf qiiilc a
i i i j i nf liinni-y. would iiii'!'i' tlian
he ? j : i . 1 in 111.- saving of 1 1 1 1
labor aid money if the open creek
i alhiwc.l to remain a it i.
;i the t wi avenues many of the
leading eilizen- who have t in ! i '!
i i- ihi' matter- have thought mil
a ilan that would allow of the
iiiij.ri'vinc i.T the condition of
tb.se highway-; ;) lilt!.. at a time
until it is Ti '-ih!e ti. have the
!n!e -'i-i'i'l paved. This i by
tin- ci'ii-ti uct i"n nf a ship of
ri'ele pav in g- e j l: h ' --I'l) feet wide
th'i'i.h the e-nlir of the street
tin- I'i'tire length "f the avenues
ami ihi- cm ! put in a! a t i.f
-nine sin hh'i k. anil after this
i- in ii wail. I in-f require a great
e5-e!lil ! I 1 ! : of Illi'P.ey to liave the
I'l'-I nf tile ..(reef pDVfi nil either
-ide. 1 1 1 n U i t i r a magnificent boule
vard over which P.. would ie ea.-y
tn travel iii all kinds nf weather
ami :ive tlie jienjih" cniiiin' tn lhi
city a highway that vvmihl nn lie
c.ime impa-al-le in hail weather.
Tin' mailer- -h"uM rfci-ivn the
r. "iii!'-i al i' -n nf the city ciniiici!
ami citii"!s I h i- s u nnm-r. am! if
j:.i--ille a r;ie. l. ; ucce-;ful
i::le jnri. S
C1SS GOIIHK Hi IKE
WHY OF HEW HOMES
That i'as county farmer ami
cilii ii- hi-iii'vc in improving their
I-e-iilences ill I'lnpi-I- -tiajie j
-hovvn hy lln- returns nunle to the
a-.-s.o-r. of the ciMinly. ami which
ln;iU -S"J7.:;7r in improvements
math- ilurinr the yar .just Hosed.
The ,-;re pmhahly a reat
leal o,er than the real amount
of the improvements and shows
the advance that is heinu made hy
the farmer- in liin:- up their
places. There are few count ios in
I he -late where the fanners have
liner homes than thnmuh Ga.s
munly. ami they are constantly
mldimr to the improvements. A
lrii through the county is all that
j- needed to convince lh' most
skeptical of the fact I hat the resi
dents of Ihe county are wile
awake on the proposition of keep-in?-
their homes up in lirst-class
New Son at G. B. Mann Home.
This inoiniriir the home of Mr.
and Mrs. (o-orire Maun was plad
dened by the arrival there of a
line, bright little boy, who has
come to make his home with
them. The mother and little one
are doinir nicely. The Journal
.joins with the other friends in
wishing the ymin? man a bnir and
Subscribe for the Journal.
Mrs. Travis Honored by P. E. O.
Frim ?nturlay"s Daily.
At the -late cnuvent ii!i of the
V.. a. nciety, which lias jut
i-Iiki'.j at Lincoln, Mrs. Elizaheth
T'rai-i of this citv was e-ct ei
fnt' the oiticc of -iecor.il vice prei
fh iii nf ih" socielv. .Airs. Travis
ha- heen one of the jirominenl
memh.-r- of the . E. . in ttie
stale f.ml ha hehl oitice in tin
-late organization f,u a nuruher
i f years in ililTermt caiacities.
Chapter I' of this city, of which
Mrs. Travis j- a nieinher, will i.c
Well !Iea-ei over til" ho!lo- lie
.-Inweil upon Iheir c!iapler J y tin
s.-h-ci inn of .Mrs. Trav is.
SHOWER IS HELD
FOR BRIDE ELECT
Miss Edna Propst Tendered a Fine
Reception at the Home of
Mrs. C. L. Wiles.
The home of Mrs. C. L. Wiles,
-oiithwe-t of this city, was the
sci'i f an eii.ioyahle event on
I hur-day afternoon, when Mr-.
V.'ih's and Mrs. S. ( . Cole enter
tained Ihirly ladies at a miscel-lanenu-""
-hower for Miss l'.dna
I r t i . -1 . whose tnarriaire occui-.-this
The rooms were decorated with
purple and white llowers. which
produced a plea-in' clTect. Iur
inir the afternoon the quests were
c h a r j i i . i I v entertained hy amu-e-nii-nls
prepared hy the Imsd'-s.
and of the-e the "wedding of the
flower-" was eagerly participated
in. Mi-s Anna Snyder received
the honor prize and the lmohy
prize was carried off hy Miss Mary
W'etenkamp. Toasts to the hride-
tohe were written on purple paper
Cupids jiy the truest s and friveu to
her- as rememhrance from tn-r
old friend- and -chonlmates. who
have known and loved her since
childhood. Lavender tally pencils
were retained hy the jrue-ts as
souvenier- of the occasion.
u the front porch the puests
were -erved to punch hy little
I. -lores and Marguerite Wiles,
fmm a ho'-lh trimmed with pur
ple and white streamers, and as
they passed out of doors each one
was supplied with rice with which
to shower the hrideto-he, whom
the hostess had previously usher
el to the spacious lawn and seal
id her te iieath a small tree. When
all the ue-ts ijad assembled the
i.ridet ohe was bountifully show
ered with trifts from the over
hanincr branches of Ihe tree and
the rice by Ihe quests. This pro
duced laughter and merriment.
After Miss propst displayed the
many beautiful trifts showered
upon her (he hostess served
dainty refreshments. Those who
assisted in servinpr were Mrs. Carl
Cole and Mrs. Sherman Cole. The
crui'sts departed after vow in s that
they had been royally entertained.
Those present were; Misses
I'heme and Robin Richardson. IV
Ella Venner. P.eunita Porter. Mary
Wi tcnkani7. Anna, Mildred and
Nora Snyder. Edna I'rop-t, Mnble
and Lillian, Adams, f.jzzie Spancr
b'r. Mavola and Vera Propst, Opal
Cole. Alpa Lovell: Mesdames Luke
Wiles. Ray Lh.yd. E. II. Spanprler.
Carl Cole. S. O. C-de, Charles P.ar-
nard. E.arl Cole, J. E. Wiles. Sher
man Cole and Ralph Wiles.
Gives a Very Pleasant Dance.
The T. J. Sokoi society jrave a
very pleasant dance at their hall
in the west part of the city Satur
day eveninLT that attracted quite a
larre number of younir people of
Ihe city there to enjoy the pleas
ures of the eveninp in tripping the
liiiht fantastic to the music fur
nished by the Holly orchestra.
There was a larpre crowd present
at Ihe ball and the dancing was
continued until shortly after the
midnishi hour when the jolly
crowd wended their way homeward
h'elinpr that Ihe eveninpr had been
one that was thoroughly enjoyable.
The Journal does job 'work.
Well Known, Not Only in the First
District, but Also Through
out the State.
A number of the prominent re
publican b-aders of the First con
irression district have tiled in the
ohice of the secretary of stale a
petition a-kin: for Ihe placing of
Ihe name of lion. Matthew Oerinir
of this city on the ballot as a
candidate for congressman at the
corning: primary. The petition
was filed without the knowledge
of Mr. ;ering, who has been ur ged
by his friends to gel into the race,
and has finally decided to enter
the list. Mr. Oerinir departed this
morning for Lincoln, and prior to
his depar ture pave out the follow
ing statement as to his position.
Mr. Cering is well known through
out the district and state and his
friends will be well pleased to
learn that he has decided to be
come a candidate, and if chosen
will make a congressman well
worthy to represent this splendid
district in congress with credit to
himself and the district:
'Since the fall of li00, when.
at. Washington hall, in Omaha, in
a public speech, I renounced my
devotion to she principles of the
democratic party, and its leaders,
w hom I believed were disrupt mer
it, and uttering a requiem on its
ad and untimely demise. I have.
in a large uegree. reiraineu irom
any active participation in politi
cal affairs, except to vote con-
i-tently and with an honesty of
pu pose lor tire republican parry.
under which the infant republic
became a nation. Iuring the last
lecaue or more, i nave uirne,j a
deaf ear to the enchanting' whis
pers of ambition. I would have
remained in this peaceful lethargy
and contented myself with a mod
est support of true reppublican
principles, had not several, not
many, friends seen lit to suggest
my candidature for the repub
lican noininattion for congress in
this district: in the belief that I
was tilted and equipped by tem-
pt rment and experience to rep
resent the people of the district in
the American halls of congress.
Frankly, when these delightful
suggestions were whispered in
my ears ambition listened with
eagerness, ami it required no
prodigious effort to approximate
the attitude of the young maiden.
who swore she'd never consent.
consented.' I'd not nurse the
weet unction to my soul, that
there is any unanimous, or indeed
concerted demand for my nomina
tion, since I recognize the fact
that there are many men more
filled to till Ihe congressional
chair in this district, which for
some time past has been vacant.
Unhappily, under Ihe present
system, public preferment rarely
comes to anvone unsolicited, as
must be apparent to the most
opaque observer, anil therefore.
responding perhaps more to my
personal inclination than the de
mand of a meriod of friends. I
have accepted the application for
nomination made by my friends
and shall use all honorable means
to secure the nomination. Since
promises made should be kept. I
am constrained to refrain from
making any demagogic promises
and declarations for vote-getting
purposes only, but content myself
with saying- thai if nominated I
shall adhere to the declarations
contained in Ihe platform of the
republican party, and support and
favor such advanced and progres
sive legislation, not inconsistent
with republican principles, which
will secure the greatest good to
the greatest number. To promise
a revolution in legislation, or to
hold oneself out to the electorate
as a political necromancer i
neither honest nor just. It should
be the purpose and design of any
one representing a constituency
in congress to be honest with him
self and then he cannot be untrue
"I submit my candidacy to the
republicans of this district upon
the sole pledge that I shall do all
that becomes a man, follow the
dictates of my con-ch-nee, who
dares to do more is none.
''Porn under the shadows of the
P.avarian hills, retaining, as all
men should, a veneration for the
land of my birth, I do not yield
to anyone in my admiration for
anil adherence to the land of my
adoption, the sublimest corpora
tion of men that the world has
ever beheld. the American re
public. I am not insensible to the
high character and standing of
the other irentlemi-n who are
candidates for this po-ilion, and
from niv knovvehlge of them, I am
confident that the cunte-l will be
generous, frank and Ihe canvass
quare, leaving no wounds to
heal, so I hat Ihe successful candi
date shall receive, aye. demand
and merit the support of a united
and millitant parly, placing the
First district of this common
wealth where it justly belongs
in the ranks of republicanism."
. THE SEASON
Large Crowd, Numbering Some
1.2C0, Gather at Air Dome to
Hear Fine Concert.
From Fri'lay's raily.
The mitatory number of the
series of band concerts to be
give!i by the Hurling.1 on band was
held last evening at the Air Dome
and it was in every way a success,
both in the point f attendance,
whi.h numbered some I.l'imi per
sons, as well as the excellent man-1
ner in which the members of the
band rendered the different mim
bers. The program was one cal
cinated o meet with general pop
ular approval and embraced some
f the ini.sf. popular hits in the
musical world. The band shows
ucii improvement over last sea
son in i heir playing ami deserves
much credit for the excellent
manner in which they presented j
the program la-t evening. ihe
use of he Air lome as a place for
holding the concerts afforded
much belter seating facilities for
ihose attending, although the
noise made bv the young boys in
the audience made it difficult at
times to hear all the music.
The opening number, ''The
P.anner," a stirring march, as well
. . i i . i .
as !?ie overture, were oi nign cia-s
and given with spirit and were
followed by a selection from Vic
tor Herbert's tuneful musical
comedy, "The Red Mill," which
was warmly applauded, as it con
tained many of the hits that have
been sung and whistled by count
less thousands. "A Harden Mat
inee," one of the most pleasing
numbers that were given last sea
son, was repeated at this concert,
ami the beautiful music was as
heartily received as ever and the
band showed much improvement
in their rendition of it. The num
ber, "From the Fair and Sunny
South," a tuneful medley of the
obi southern airs, woven into a
waltz, was one of the most pleas
ing on the program and received
much applause from the large
audience. The closing numbers
embraced a seeletion of the late
popular songs of the Remick Pub
lishing company, as well as a
spirited one-step, "Beaux Espirts"
The concert may be set down as
a splendid success and everyone
seemed well pleased.
Will Attend Convention.
Quite a number of delegates
and members of the Epworlh
league will depart this after-noon
for Brock, Nebraska, where they
will attend the district meeting of
the Epworlh league that will con
vene in that place tomorrow
There lias been a great deal of in
terest created in the meeting and
a very large al tendance of the
members f the society is looked
The Journal ads pay.
LONG WITH THE
Veteran Engineer Who Entered
Employ cf B. & M. in Platts
mcuth Over 43 Years Ago.
The following interesting story
of Ihe railroad career' of C.eorgc
Ballance, one of the veteran en
gineers oi ine jfuriingion rauroau.
is taken from Ihe State Journal of
yesterday. Mr. Ballance was for
years a resident, of Piatt sinouth,
where he started his railroad work
on one of the hrst engines ever
used on what was then the B. &
M. in Nebraska, with headquarl ers
at Plattsmouth. Mr. Ballance is
a brother of William Ballance of
this city and is well known here,
although for several years he has
made his home in Lincoln:
Oeorge Ballance was a loco
motive engineer on the Burling
ton, then known as the "B. A: M."
when the railroad had only sixty
five or seventy mib's of track in
Nebraska. The lines west of the
Missouri river now cover i.iiOii
miles of trackage. Locomotives
at that time weighed but twenty
five or thirty tons. The largest
passenger locomotive in service
Ions and some freight engines
at the present time weighed 100
weighed ir0 tons.
It was in the spring of 1871,
over forty-three years ago, that
Ballance hired out as a fireman on
the B. v M. at Plattsmouth. He
had had one year's experience on
the Michigan Central. He was 20
years old when he was made an
engineer in the winter of the same
year- and was then one of the
youngest runners in the country.
He pulled a mixed train over the
Omaha it Southwestern road, con
trolled by the B. A: M.. It was
twenty-one miles long and extend
ed from Omaha to Cedar Island.
In the winter of 1S72 he was
transfer-red to the main line and
assigned to trains Nos. 1 and 2.
The line into Nebraska had not
been extended much further than
Lincoln at this time. When the
road was built to Kearney the run
was lengthened to that place. For
twelve, years he ran on the through
trains, four years between IMatts
mouth and Kearney, four more be
tween Plattsmouth and Red Cloud
and an equal period between
Plaltsmoufh and Hastings. For a
long time he 'was in charge of
freight and passenger runs tin the
Thirteen years ago Mr. Ballance
was appointed one of the engine
inspectors at the Havelock shops.
He remained there five years and
then retired. He is now engaged
in business in Lincoln.
Oeorge Ballance was the eighth
engineer employed by the B. A M.
after it crossed the Missouri river
from Iowa. While he was on con
st ruction work for a short time he
ran the "Hurricane." the first lo-
cornolive in regular service on the
"There were few officials when
I first entered the service of the
B. & M" said Ballance, "and em
ployes were in close personal
touch with them because they
fame in contact with them every
day. Oeeeral Manager Holdrege
was then master of transportation
with headquarters at Plattsmouth.
He was my friend and I have a
warm regard for him."
Superintend Ed. Bignell of the
Lincoln division, was a fireman
when Ballance was an engineer.
After Bignell was promoted engi
neer he was on the same run for
several years. When Ballance
was running Nos. 1 and 2 between
Plattsmouth and Kearney, I). E.
Thompson, afterwards superin
tendent of the Lincoln division
and now a capitalist, was a brake
man on the trains. He is remem
bered as a tallt thin, dark youth.
Some of the first locomotives on
the B. &. M. were given names as
well as numbers. Iallanc,-tfnTe-call
every one of them, nere they
No. 1, Ilurricaane, No. 2 Ameri
can Eagle: No. Orafton: No
Ashland: No. 5. Lincoln; No. 0.
Nebraska: N. 7, Wahoo; No. 8
DeWitt: No. .). Crete; No. 10. Big
Blue: No. It, West Blue; No. 12,
Highland; No. i:. S. S. Caldwell
No. 1 i. Frank Smith; No. in. Oma
ha: No. id, Kearney; No. 17
Light foot .
ARE WORKING OVERTIME
AND BUSINESS RUSHING
The work in the Burlington
shop in the past few weeks has
taken on a wonderful increase and
the shops are running at their ca
pacity in most of the departments.
In the freight car department
there has been quite an increase
in the working force rnd a large
number of men have been added
to the list of those employed in
this department. The rush of fix
ing up the freight cars for the use
in the hauling of the grain crop
tliis season has put the shop at
its capacity, and everything is be
ing rushed to fit the car's out in
time to carry the grain from the
it T x .
west to me eastern markeis.
There are also a great many of
the cars to be provided with safety
appliances in keeping with the law
passed a short time ago by con
gress. The blacksmith shop is al-
rushed with work, and it has
become necessary to have a por
tion of the work did at night by
an extra force of workmen while
the dav shift is operating under
a len and a half hour schedule.
This increase in the work and
the force at the shops will prove
very much of a benefit for the city
and its people. There are quite a
number of improvements being
made in the equipment of the dif
ferent departments of the shops
that will fend further to increase
the efficiency of the same in turn
ing out the best work possible in
the shortest time. The men here
in the shops take greatp ride in
excellent work put out and the
foremen and Superintendent Baird
see that everything that comes
from the shop here is strictly up
to the minute.
MISS NORA ROSENCRANS
ENTERTAINS IN HONOR OF
MISSES VAN DUSEN, WOOD
Saturday afternoon Miss Nora
Rosencrans and Miss Emma Cum
mins entertained most delightfully
at a porch party at the handsome
Rosencrans home on Vine street,
in honor of Misses Van Dn-on of
Omaha and Woods of Hastings,
who are in the city, guests of Miss
Margaret JMnelan. The young la
dies, some twelve in number, spent
the afternoon in a most delightful
manner in visiting and general so
ciability until an appropriate hour
when a most delicious luncheon
was served in a most charming
manner by Miss Mary Rosencrans
and Tina Zucker in the handsome
ly appointed dining room of the
home. The guests were seated at
three small tables which were very
tastily -decorated in roses and
ferns, which were also used in the
general decorative scheme of the
room. Those who were present to
enjoy the delightful afternoon
were: Misses Margaret Donclan.
Helen Oass, Laura Woods, Has
tings; Edith Dovey, Lillian invyer,
Harriett and Janet Clement, Em
ma Cummins, Jane Patterson, Lil
lian Ba.jeek, Miss Van Duven,
Omaha; Nora Rosencrans.
A power, dramatic, full-blooded
sermon, in which human emotion
and adventures blend stirringly.
Direct from the Oayety theater.
Omaha, after a successful run,
playing to thousands daily, and
turning away business. GOO peo
ple and 700 scenes, in six big
reels. Omaha prices, 10c and
20c. Playing at the Airdome to
night, at only 10c aiuf 15c.
Miss Irene Jfarhviek was a pas
senger Saturday afternoon for
Chicago, where she will visit at
the home of her grandparents for
a short time.
RED HOT BALL
A Very Close Contest Between the
Red Sox and Alamitos of
In a red-hot game yesterday the
Plattsliu.Uth Red Sox fell before
the Alamitos by a score of ; to 2.
i. Sutey's war club was responsi
ble for the downfall of Pike and
his teammates. The game wa- a
pitchers' battle throughout with
Yri'lrews having a shade the better
f it all along, allowing' only five
hits while Pike gave seven.
The Ri-d Sox started out in the
first when Beal was sale at first on
Prob-t's error, stole second ami
came home when . sutey jnutied
mith's easy grounder.
Again in the fourth the Red So
score!. C. Smith singie.i to center-,
stole second and came home
m McCauley's timely si;.ge.
The vi-ifors became dangerous
in the tilth. .1. Mlfey singled o
left, went to second on McCauley's
error; . sutey was -ate on a
fielder's choice, when J. Sutey was
an ea-y out at thirq, Put lor Jier
old's error; Lukes struck out. but
Neitzi'l muffed the ball ami threw
to first to complete (he out, and
a swift return by MeCaub-v caught
J. Sutev ofi' home. This ended the
uspense for the time b- ing.
The visitors scored twice in the
seventh inning: Mur ray singled to
center and J. Sutey singled to left.
Both advanced a base on a wild
pitch by Pike, and O. Sutey -cored
them on a sharp single to richt.
nice double play by Smith and
Beal saved further- -coring. Then
came the fatal ninth. . Sutey
singled to center, stole second and
went to third on a fielder's choice.
Parriott covered third on the plav
while Ilerobl was standing- on the
pot where he fielded the ball. It
being in line between first and
third. McCauley threw to Parriott
to get Sutey, but Herohl did ind
duck till the ball was right on him.
giving Parriott the impression
that he would take the throw, and
the ball hounded up past third
and Sutev scored the winning run.
flie playing of Probsf. shortstop
for the visitors, was the feature of
the game, several times backing
up third or second and getting the
runnei- by a remarkable peg-. The
lineup of the teams was as fol
AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Probst, ss. . . . 0 o 2 2
Pick-II. 2d. . . i 0 1 1 1 o
Murray, cf I 1 1 2 0 o
Suley. J. If. . . 5 1 2 1 0 0
Sutey. C... 1st. I 1 2 1 0 ft
Lukes. r,t ti o 2 n (I
Honack. rf . . . I o 1 n o o
Spell man, c. . i 0 o 0 0 0
Andrews, p.. 3 o o l 1 0
Total H5 .1 7 27 7 5
AB. R. II. O. A. E.
Beal cT ' 1 0 1 1 o
Parriott, ss.. i 0 o 0 2 1
Smith.. 2d ... i 1 2 2 1 0
Herohl. Tel. .. ri 0 1 1 .1 2
McCauley, 1st i 0 2 1 1 1 t
Mason, if ... o o o o u
Smith. L.. if.. Soil o o
Pike, p 5 -0 o 0 0
Neitzel, cT H 0 O 8 2 O
Total Hi 2 C 27 1 I 5
"Cinderella In Flower Land."
On the night of .Tune '.Ut the
Daughters of the American Revo
lution will present the operetta.
"Cinderella in Flower Land." at
the Parmele theater. One hun
dred and twenty-live children are
now rehearshing under the direc
tion of Mrs. Mae Morgan. Tickets
will go on sale on Wednesday.
Secure them early. Watch for
Hugh Norton, former Mis
souri Pacific agent in this city,
came in Saturday evening from
Burr, Neb., where he is located as
agent, and spent Sunday here with
old friends. , - - i
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