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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST C, 1314.
About 3 O'Clock This Morning the
Fire Was Discovered, but No
One Knows How It Started.
From Wednesday's Dailv.
About . orl.nk this morn ing
Otlicer Frank .Neumann, nn liis
rounds ili-1 I J the strong odor of
smoke while ;it the corner of
J'oiirlli and .Main streets, and on
investigation disco er d thaf the
rear of (he laundry building' on
Fourth street was in (lames and
Ihey were spreading' at a rapid
rali' through I In structure. Hi
nt once turned in 1 1 1 - l i i alarm,
hut liy this lime the blaze had
spread through tin wash loom of
Hi. laundry, near wIkti' I In tire
had vidi'iitly started, and Mi tin'
arrial of the fire depart nn-ii I. a
few minutes after the alarm
sounded the fire was raiiitr wild
ly through tin' entire east portion
of 111 building" and spreading in
to the drxiug room of tin' laundry
destroyed a large amount of
laundry that was drying, and 111'
burning- clothes made a blinding
and .-lillin smoke that nmde ii
riy dilficull lor tin- Jir'-ni.-n to
work in xt iiiguishing' tin- l!am-s
on llif inti'rior of the building.
'lh' tloor on tin- !!"it!i sid" of
Hi- building' was lorced open ly
Hi' iircm'ii and lit' stream of
wati-r play-d on tln Uames until
they were subdued and it was
possible to gel into th1 building
to carry on th work of putting"
tut'tii4 hift n' Tn'rrf-nTrpisfnttAT
'i'h' 'ast end d' th.- building- was
hadly burned, th' woodwork being
charted i a crisp and the ma
chinery put entirely out of com
missi, .n, a- the pulleys and shaft
ing Wei bullied. I ll' !o-s to 111'
uia-hinry will hi in th neigh
borhood of sruu. and that n Hi'
building- will prohahly h
in cc-s of lhat sum.
'I'll- exact caii-r of th
i:t known, hut it is thought (ha!
it wa- caiiM'il by combustion id'
coal in the sh-d at the -as( t-nd
of tli- building, while olln-rs be
lif lhat il was rau- by a i -It
of lightning striking 1 1 1 - budding
during- (he electrical storm tli.it
occurred .j u -1 a short time before
1 In ii re w as di -eo -r d.
Mr. Harris, tin- pioperietor of
llif laundry, has suil !! iiuii- a
lo-s in (hi- tir, ImiI stales that
persons who had collhing: there
being" wadinj will 1h ieimhurscd
for th-ir l-is-.-s, but it will lake
soru' time before he is aide to
carry out his intention of making
good this loss, and litis spirit is
one lhat will h' commended by
exeryone, as (he laundries usually
do not guarantee loss by lire.
The building- is owned by Anton
Trilety ami William Barclay, and
111' loss to the si met lire will be
partially covered by insurance.
The fire will put the laundry out
of business for about a-week, but
he proprietor will look alter the
interests of his patrons by having
th' work sent to Omaha until th'
necessary repairs can be made to
Visitors in City Today.
From Tuesday's Dally.
This innniin? d Dorr, one of
(he leadimr citizens of near Wa
bash, cam' in from his home to
this city to visit for a few hours,
lie was accompanied by John M.
Creamer, cashier of the Farmers'
Slate bank, and who is also a
candidal. for the nomination for
county clerk on the republican
ticket. Mr. Creamer is very pop
ular in his home and is a tine,
clean-cut vomit? man, and while
not making a strenuous campaign,
is visiting the different sections of
the county petting acquainted
with the voters of both parties.
Miss Essie Buttery returned
home this afternoon from a short
visit with relatives in Sarpy
Former Cass County Lady.
Mrs. Anna P. Churchill died at
7:1." p. m. e. -lei-day at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. C. M. Row
land, of J-nt"U. Mrs. Churchill
was 7 5 years obi. She settled in
("ass county in where he
lived until a few years ago. when
-he made h-r home with her
humble," at Deidou. She leaves
two children. Mrs. Rowland and
F.lmer Churchill of Denver. The
funeral will be held at l:.'m a. m.
Wednc-day. from the home at
Denton. The services will be in
charge of 1'icv. i. Bross. Th re
mains will Je taken Jo Wyoming,
Neb., for burial. Slate .Journal.
ROSS L HAMMOND. RE
PUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR
GOVERNOR, IN TOWN
From Tiies.lay' Daily.
This morning Ross L. Ham
mond of Fremont, formerly in-
ernal revenue collector of the
stale under President Tall, and at
present a camliale for goernor
f Nebraska in lh r'pi:blican
tick I. came in lo iit the city
a id become acouainled with the
republicans of the city. M;-. Ham
mond while here called at the
Journal to pay a short social call
ami to look o-r the e-laidi-h-iiieitt.
which was ipiiie j!!,ret
i;i to him. as Mr. Hammond is
proident of the Hamniond Print
i.iir Co. f Freuionl, one of tin
largest et abl isli ii n n t s of its kind
in the state. Mr. Hammond is a
'iy pler.sant Gentleman and is
n' of th' men who will be a
.-li'nii- fat to i- in the race fo- h'
iih'ce id" i:oveinor. Mi'. Hammond
; id parly b-ff via auto about II
ONE CATFISH WEIGHED
AND OTHERS LESS
The records for the larpv
catches of tish in this locality was
ijuiic badl bent by Alf. l'duerton.
..ho has jusJ r'turi:i'd from a
tishint: tiii up Ihe Missouri river
in lh' icinity of Folsoni, Iowa.
Alf. did no have Ihe best oT lu-k
at fir-t. but when th' tish slart"!
bitiri'sr Ihey sur' cairn fast. The
!a.'p-t catch was a sixty-four-pound
cat that was a beauty: the
rest of I he lis lii'Ciiri il were not
;nite so heavy, but f splendid
-ie. there beinir one of s- entceii
fKiunds. one nf twelve and several
of ei'-dit and ten pounds. The trip
to Folsoni was mride ly ?vlr.
IMsvi rlon in his launch, the "Ti
tanic II." and was made without
a delav oj' ae ident I'f any kind.
PARTIES IN BASE BALL
FISHT AT CEDAR GREEK
The testimony of Ihe case con
tinued until o'clock, when it was
submitted to the .jud'e wilh a
brief statement from the counsel
on both sides. The Rand case was
the one on which the. tet. was
made, as Schneider, Wolff and
Rockwell had oil entered a plea of
guilty, and Rand and Tiphe not
iruilty. The court, con.siderin.r
the testimony in the case, decided
that he would assess a line of sl
each acrainst Schneider, Wolff and
Rockwell, and -a ajrainst Rand,
who from the evidence produced
had held Rockwell until the base
ball which he had in his hand dur
ing the mix-up witji WollT, had
been removed, and then let him
fro. so lhat he and Wolff could
lipht. Leo Tipdie was discharged,
as the court found that lie was
only trying to prevent the light
and had no intention of lakiing
part in it.
Blank books of all kinds at the
If ifjy wiML mmmAuwn
?T VQTJ will h
y , xLuixtj, gieixt personal magiieiism; win uu
emotional, good at planning for others,
strong in j-our likes and dislikes. You will
be" certain to succeed if you will act instead of build- kJ?
ing air -castles. You should, strive for balance and
self control. You should not marry too young, pref
erably a person born in September, October or De
cember. To harmonize with your characteristics you
should wear green, brown or red in any shade and
diamond, ruby or jasper ornaments.
Great persons bora in August: Sir Walter Scott,
Napoleon Bonaparte, Christine Xilsson, Daniel
O'Connell, L'.aak Walton, Francis Scott Key, Gold
win Smith, Thomas De Quincey, David Crockett,
Oliver Hazard Perry, Bret Harie, Oliver Wendell
Holmes and Robert G. IngersolL
j&lv.. AUGUST tBlig
The Burlington Have Plenty of
Cars fill Along Their Dif
The (iueslii.il to whether the
railroads nf the country would be
abb- io furnish sufficient cars to
care for lh normous crisis thai
will have to be moved throughout
llie we.-t has ccasioii"d a great
deal of specula! ion. and th' war
in laiiojie has made the necessity
for handliir-r lh' new crops greal--r
ihan ever. I;i r'garl lo the car
shorlage pi's!ion th. following
from (lie Stale Journal of this
niorninu' gies 11 e opinion of one
in mi' leauini- l.urnu-ion oinciais;
All hough .Master M-( lia'iic
Ii-trich of th' liurliuglou at Lin
coln (joes not anticipate a car
horlage he says lhal every effort
is being made 1 make as many
cars as possible lit to carry grain
i.ml to ass.'inble them at places
where they are apt lo he needed.
Th' repair (racks -in Ihe new
yards at Lincoln are repairing and
patlim-r into service from st.Ven-ty-tive
to one hundred cars a day.
Some of Ihese need extensive re
pairs ami some need only replace
ment of minor p irts.
More men are employed at Ihe
Lincoln repair track at present
than at any other lime in the his
tory of the department. The force
at present totals l."2 men, who
are engaged in' making cars lit for
the grain and repairing stock and
other types of cars.
Mr. Dietrich said yesd-rday:
"We are hunling up every car we
can and pulling all Ihe box cars in
shape to carry grain. The fact
that war has broken nut in Europe
has affect ed Ihe situation in this
country. While the demand for
cars is heavy at present il is not
so heavy as it would be if tin
farmers wen all shipping their
grain instead of holding it in Ihe
hope of obtaining war-time prices
for il. Enough grain is being
shipped to keep us busy and Ihe
demand for cars is good. Hy the
time the grain which is now be
ing held is placed on the market
the cars which are now in transit
will probably be unloaded and
back in active service, ready to be
"I Inme thai the w.-lern rail
roads and lh"ir nn-n finally adju-l
their i ! I'l'el'eiice-. because ;i strike
Would be UlM'oHllIo!li S'-!-ioiS at
the present lime. We mu-t fur
nish the lle;ms f o ; I ra !1 s por i i I ; g
supplies 1,1 Ihe Tr'Voast.. wheye
tln-y will be loaded on ,.ssel
bound for Europe. The I'niteii
Males must furnish food to Hie
Europeans whose men are en'-a--i'd
in slair-Mileriucr each other of
in production of food suppiy and
ma n u fad ured gn ns."
THE WAR FEELING
AMONG THE FOREIGN ELE
MENT IN THIS GIH
The European war that has in
volved almo.-l ery country in
thai part of the world has created
rcat interest. in this country,
where repl'esen (at i es of th' dif
ferent nations have come to make
I heir home, and naturally they feel
P-H'e a keen interest in th out
come of lh struggle that prom
ises to lie one of the greatest lh"
world has ever witnessed. The
residents of (bis eiiy-of foreign
birth are all watching with Ihe
greatest of interest the outcome.
The Germans all seem to be with
th- Ealherland in (heir battle with
Ihe forces of Russia, France and
wilii the forces of (ireal Ihilain.
who seems likely to be in Hi' coli
llict in a few days, and they are
wailing anxiously to hear of some
decisive contest that will show the
strength of Ihe countries. The
ISohemiaii residents as a whole
do not seem lo feel the inleresl of
lh' (iermans, as Ihey have the
memory of the many years that
Austria has oppressed their own
country and look from the Bo
hemian nation their independence,
making it a part of Austria-Hungary,
and in Bohemia there are
doubtless many thousands whose
hearts are healing for the Serbs
whose race is so akin lo their own
in their battle against the Aus
trian forces. The younger gen
eration, born here, feel that Ihe
war waged will be without result
Hi whoever wins and productive of
only misery and want to the com
mon people of the countries in
volved in the struggle.
Adolph Oeise was a passenger
this afternoon for Omaha to at
tend to some business matters.
He was accompanied by his son,
Ernest C.eise, of Council Bluffs.
Iow a, who has been here for a few
hours visiting with his parents.
Suggestions Worthy of Approval
by Merchants Who Want the
Easiness Due Them.
The following striking article
on Hie merchant in Ihe small
town and his devotion of a little
lime to his advertising in the
home papers appeared, in a recent
issue of the Omaha Trade Exhibit,
and its value to Ihe merchants is
untold, as it gives advice lhat can
be applied most, ell'ectively in (he
line of preparing advertising
The advertising done by the
average retail merchant in small
(owns and cities uavs bigger re
turns for the amount of time and
effort put into it than anything
else the merchant does.
lhat is the truth, and if your
advertising does not pay as much
is you think it should. jut con
ider how much real lime and
bought you pul on your adverlis
ng Time spent in writing one ad is
if smallest pai t of the time you
should put on your advertising,
if lakes a great deal more time
ind study to know what to write
.(ml how to wrile than to do the
ac! u:il w riling.
But the principal reason why
ve beliee the country merchant
liimself should supervise his ad
k'ertiMnir is bt cause the personal
ly of Ihe merchant himself is
-M-eater in the small tnwri"than
unvwhere else, almost greater
lere than any other factor in his
usiiiess, and the printed adver
tisements for such a merchant
are merely the public expressions
of that personality.
For lhat reason il is almost
impossible, or impractical, for the
merchant to deb-gate to someone
else the writing- and the prepara
tion of his ads, to get the best re
sults from them.
The best ads. even in large
cities, or for large business, are
those that come straight and
frank from the pen of the man
who shapes th policies of the
business. The best letter ever'
-eat out by Sear-Iioebuck & Co.
was written personally by the
head of the company.
The bis! retail ads written in
(Mnaha. according to some good
critics, are those prepared by a
man who has a larire interest in
tin- company and who is far from
being just the advertising man.
He pels lots of help on the details,
of course, but th tone, the spirit
of the ads come from the man who
is (lie business.
Therefore we urge the country
merchant to gel into the adver
tising game himself anil spend all
the time he can on that branch of
his selling. It is all right to get
soni" clerk in your store to "get
up an ad," it is all right in get
all Ihe help and suggestions you
can from the local editor, or from
any other source, but you must
put the final touches on yourself,
you must get you spirit into the
ad, your personality there, to
make it the effective, pulling
1 lower you want it to be.
The average kind of an ad and
the kind we are talking about are
as different as Ihe circular letter
and (he personal letter you get
from a friend who (ells you of
some good business deal.
We have seen some printed ads,
cold, indifTerent, even pertinent,
that are nothing more or less
than libels on the personality of
the merchant, who is himself far
from being the sort of man, or
having the sort of business sug
gest ed by the message and the
tone of the printed ad.
Most business men are careful
not to put their signature to any
thing unless they know it is all
right in every way; be just as
particular with the printed mes
sage that appears over your own
name or that of your store.
New Daughter at Franks' Home.
Monte C. Eranks and wife are
rejoicing over the advent of a
bouncing baby girl lhat made her
appearance at their home in the
south part of the city on Sunday
morning". The little one is get-
ling along nicely, as is the mother,
while the father is quite proud of
the new addition lo th' family
circle and is willing to wager that
the new girl is the linest that has
made her appearance here for
some time. The little one is the
liist child in the family and in
Consequence is the object of the
greatest of admiration.
ONE OF THE FINEST
IN THE STATE
The meat market of George
Thomas & Co., in this city, can
now boast of being one of the best
equipped establishmetns of its
kind in any of the small towns of
Ihe slate, as they have just in-
s tailed an electric operated cash
register that will take care of the
Inrge business of th' company in
first-class shape. The register is
complete in every detail and one
of the finest that is turned out by
liie National Cash Piepister Co.,
and there is everything on the
register that will allow of keeping
track of every detail of the busi
The market has had for some
time electrically operated scales
lhat weigh the meat sold in the
hop, and which have been found
most acceptable to the proprietors
of the place and the customers as
well. Mr. Thomas has done his
utmost lo give the best of satis
faction to the cusloHVT.spf his
shop and will continue this policy,
feeling that Ihe best is none too
irood to be offered (o those who
rade wilh him. This policy.
which is followed out by a large
majority of the business men of
(lie city, has made the reputation
of Ihe Plattsmouth business
louses one that is enviable.
C. H. VALLERY MEETS
WITH A LERY PAINFUL
Sunday evening C. II. Vallery
met with quite a painful accident
at his home near this city, when
ie was so unfortunate as to run a
large rusty nail into his foot to
the depth of several inches. Mr.
Vallerv was engaged in making a
few repairs to his windmill, and
was getting down from the tower
when lie jumped a short distance
to the ground, alighting on a
board from which a large nail was
protruding and this ran into his
foot, inflicting an injury that was
quite painful. He came in yester
day to have the injured member
dressed ami treated by a surgeon,
and it is thought that he will be
all right in a few days,' hut for the
time being will be compelled to he
careful in using the injured mem-
er very much. This injury will
- j nr..
prove very wearisome io .ur,
ery, as he is quite an active man
and the enforced rest will not be
Suffering From Rheumatism.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Dr. Frank L. Cummins, the
dentist, has been suffering great
ly for the past few days with
rheumatism, and it is with the
greatest of difficulty that he gets
around, but was on the job this
morning, although the trip down
from his home was a most painful
Mrs. Emma Pease was among
the visitors in the metropolis to
day, going to that city on the aft
ernoon Burlington train.
I have buyers for good Cass
county farms. If you want to sell
your farm, list it with me.
T. H. Pollock, Plattsmouth.
Tel. Office 215.
RIAGE Of DAUGH
Mrs. Tuey Entertains in Honor of
Her Daughter, at Which An
nouncement Is Made.
From "Wednesdays Da 11 v.
One of the most delighlfulenter
taininents of the summer social
season occurred last evening at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
I'uey on West Locust street, when
.Mrs. Tuey entertained in honor of
her eldest daughter, Miss Zelma,
(he announcement of whose ap
proaching marriage to Mr. James
Hoy Jennings of Des Moines,
Iowa, was made at this lime.
The rooms of (he spacious Tuey
home were very tastefully decor
ated with flowers of the summer
season, interspersed with green
foliage that added greatly to the
charming appearance of the
home. In the dining room the
color scheme of green was car
ried out by streamers of green.
while from the chandelier a large
jasket from which streamers of
ribbons were draped, served as
one of the features of Ihe decc ra
tion that greatly aroused the
curiosity of the guests unlil a
suitable hour, when they were iu
vited to each take one of the rib
bons and see what would be Ihe
result. Attached to Ihe ribbons
were very handsome kodak 'pic
tures of the bride and groom-to-be,
with the long-looked for date,
September 2, 1914, beneath.
T.be married Ladies in. the. party,
were requested to write out a
number of pieces of advice to the
bride-to-be, and there were many
amusing notes presented to Miss
Tuey. The unmarried ladies were
forced to content themselves wilh
writing a description of their ideal
husbands, which were read, and
served to provide a great deal of
A very delightful program had
been arranged for the early part
of the evening, consisting of a
number of offerings from the
talented ladies of the cily. Misses
Bernese Newell and Marie RoLerl
son each gave a reading', which
was thoroughly enjoyed, and be
ing original was very much en
joyed by the entire company.
Misses Bertha Jackson and Ferris
York and Mrs. E. II. Wescott each
favored the company with a vocal
number that was among the most
pleasant features of the entire
program. Misses Kittie and Emma
Cummins both gave a number of
very difficult piano numbers that
were also greatly enjoyed by the
jolly crowd of ladies, numbering
some sixty, who were present.
At the close of the evening the
company w as served in a most de
lightful manner by Mrs. E. J.
Tuey, Miss Alice Tuey and little
Miss Dorris McDaniel of Council
Bluffs with some very delicious
refreshments that were greatly
The company left at a late hour
showering the bride-to-be with
their best wishes for her future
Getting Along Well.
George Clifton, the boy who
was sentenced to serve from one
to three years in the state prison
for sending "black hand" letters
to people near Weeping Water
some months ago, has gained 30
pounds since being received at the
prison. When a friend visited
him yesterday the boy said: "I
have a mighty good job here now,
better than I could get outside. I
guess. Em in the bakery and
kneading dough is sure fine exer
cise. I attended the night school
classes all last winter and get
along fine. I would be ghul to
stay here except that I would like
to get a chance to make a good
record outside, too. State J:ur-,
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