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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1914.
BUREAU OF TIE
BURLINGTON R. H
Mr. F. B. Thomas of Chicago Lec
tures for'the Burlington in
From Tuesday's Daily.
Mr. I". IJ. Thomas "f :hicag.
the Ifi'turt'i' of the "Safely First"
bureau f the Murlingtmi, was in
I ho city today looking after the
faking of a numbi'i- of slides for
if the lectures to lu deliver-.-.i
at ditior-nt points along the
hues ,.1 t road. Mi". Thomas
has a very cler knack in prepar
ing his talk- along I - line of the
pi- iit ion of accidents for tin
railroad i-nii, an. I ho has these il-Iu-trated
willi a numhr of views
h"winp how accidents occur ami
how to prevent tliem in tin future
.v tin- cc!tic of a little care ami
ii-creioii heforeiiami. Oiiite a
number of t'ne slides useii in the
safely lir-l" lectures were taken
in Hp- shops here, where they were
io-'.i for .y workmen showing
how the ma!l accidents occur,
ami the lccturei- points out how
tin y can easily he preentcil in the
future ami if careful attention is
paid to Hie advice gixen tin iiuui
l.er of accidents will he cut down
to a very low (itruie. and already in
the few ears lhaf this depart men!
of Ih.- toi'l has leeu conducting
I- ;i f"-f campaign there lias lieen
a pt' at decrease in the numher 'f
accident ami this is true
especially of the shops here,
where the minor accident s were
almo-t dailx occurances. 1ml now
lhe are -ry scarce. 11 is the in
lent ion of Mr. Thomas to return
to this city shortly to deliver a
-i i -- i.f lectures on Ihe dan of
i titlinu down the numher of ac
C iden t s n t he fi ad.
one , if the phases of (he "Safety
I'n-I" tnoeruenf is he warning
of the public from the hahit of
walking on the I racks and on the
i iht -i'f. ay of the railroad com
pany, as here tliej-e has heell
I Iiousands of li es lost I hrouuhont
M?e?rTMlef"S1alcs. and in almost
i'mtv case (he person killed or in
jured has heen someone n'd con
nected will the railroad company.
COMMERCIAL CLUB TALK
OVER MATTERS OF INTEREST
AT NOONDAY LUNCHEON
From Wednesday's Dally.
Tim directors of the IMatts-
moiiih i Lomiinrcial cluh veslerdav
met at a noonday luncheon at tin
K.Iks" cluh to discuss matters of
interest ,, Hie city and its com
mercial interests. The proposi
tion of holding these noondav
tin-clings one day each week ha
heeji contemplated for some time
hut until the completion of tin
l lks huildiii'-- if was impossilde to
find a siiitalde place for holding
tlie-e meetings wlnMC tile llielll
iters of the hoard could discus
freely the plans of the cluh. hut
now in the handsome banquet
room of the huilding thev find an
idea I meet in"; place.
Mm n uie mailers mal is in-
lerrslin"- the Commercial cluh at
tiii time js that of helter road
leading into this city over which
tin tarmer of the community can
travel to and from their homes
into I'laflsmoiif h. and the direct
ors will strive to secure sonn
definite plan of action that can h'
used in carrying out a campaign
of -oo,i road work in this locality
I he need of more road improve
ment is ipiife e i den I a; id tin work
of fixiiiir up the roads into per
manent houlevards and driveway?
win ie a iask mat win nice uie
commercial interests of Ihe city
m Ihe future.
Arthur Odner. who is stilVeniig
with an attack of appendicitis, is
reported as heintr somewhat hel
ler fodav. 'e trust fhat his con.
dilion will continue (o jmprme
and Ihal he will have to un
dergo fhe ordeal of an operation.
CASTOR I A
Tor Infants and Children.
Tfia KM Yea Hare Always Bougbt
Files Suit in Court Today.
From Wednesday's Dally.
This morning a suit was filed
the office of the clerk of the di
trict court entitled Albert Erne
James vs. Benjamin A. lihson
This is a suit to -juiet title lo cer
Iain real estate in Weeping Wa
ter city, of which the plaintiff ha:
had title for the past ten years
The plaintiff is represented in Uie
action by Attorney C. h. I oil t
THE FUNDEAL OF THE
LATE G. M. PATTON
The funeral of Ihe late (J. M
Pat ton was held yesterday after
noon at the home in the south par
of the city and was attended by ;
large concourse of sorrowing
friends and relatives, who gather
ed to pay their last tributes to tin
memory of one who had been ven
dear tt them. There was a larg
number of the members of tin
Odd Fellows, of which the depart
ed had been a most faithful mem
her, as well as former fellow em
ployes from the Hurlington shops
The sermon was delivered hy Rev
A. ;. Hollowell of the Christian
church of this city and the min
ister, in his fevv remarks, paid ;
glowing tribute lo the departed in
his life work and spoke words o
comfort to tin sorrowing family
The body was home to its lasl
earlhly reslinir place in Oak Hill
Cemeterv hv Ihe pall-bearers, se
iecfed from anions: the members
of tin I. O. ( . F.. ami cuisisled o
the following: 11. M. Soeiinieh-
sen, F. H. SLeiinker. Joseph Fefei
John I.utz. Joseph lladraba and
A FOOT BALL TEAM
TO BE ORGANIZED
From Wednesdays Dally.
The Plattsmouth foot ball team
is lo he organized this oening foi
Ihe coining- season hy electing tin
captain and manager. The meet
ing will be held at N o'clock at tin
shop of Fred Dawson on South
sixth street and all who are in
terested are invited to be present
at the meeting and assist in the
plans for the coining season.
While the team Will lose the serv
ices of some of (he old players of
last season they will not be com
pelled to work in new players, as
there are a number of the old foot
ball stars of Plattsmouth that will
be on the line-up this year. Tin
locals last year played five frames
winning all five without being
scored upon, making a total ol
l.'l to o. The team is worthy o
support and should have it at tin
hands of the public-spirited citi
zens of Plattsmouth in theii
at hlel ic work.
A Present Hour Question.
Platlsnioulh citizens were given
another opportunity to hear a real
talk last, night at the Air l)ome.
The speaker was Miss Sara Muir
of Lincoln, one of the brightest
and busiest of our many bright
and busy men and women, who
are devoting lime, support and
labor to '"eiiual suffrage." Miss
Muir gae a splendid, logical talk,
which was received attentively
and courteously hy our enlighten
ed people. This young woman is
on a stale committee, whose duly
is o organize the voting precincts
and to arrange for three special
campaign days before elect ion in
each county. The head of the
cornmitlee here is Hon. H. .
Windham, and Ihe first campaign
day prohahly will he October .
The eipial suffrage ipu-stion of Ihe
day is no insignilicanl, n''t ion
for scotT ami ridicule. II, is the
greatest outgrowth of decades of
profound llinuuhl, begun before
the civil war, fostered bv our
yreaf Abraham Lincoln and de
veloped by improving economic,
political and especially education
al conditions. Let the people and
Ihe press of our town and of our
county respond with fair-minded
and intelligent attention, as they
already have done with tliejp ju
Money to loan on Cass County
T. H. POLLOCK.
Tef. 215. Plattsmouth.
WANTED Clean cotton rags
at the Journal office.
WAR UPON H
OVER THE COUNTRY
Many Complaints of Unwarranted
Advances in Prices Received
A special from Washington, un
der dale of August IT, says: Ad
ditional special agents of the
department of justice were dis
patched today to Cleveland, Prov
idence. Iioston. Pittsburg" am
HuH'alo to assist in. the nation
wide invest illation on Ihe increas
ed price of foodstuffs. L'nitei
Stales district attorneys all over
the country have begun iiujuiries
and in many places grand jurie:
already are at work. At JUitlah
John L. O'Hrien, Ihe district at
torney, will direct general efforts
to ascertain the cause of the rise
in I In cost of (lour.
Fred Robertson, district allor.
ney af Topeka, Kansas, report ci
lodav that "the unusual circum
stances of wheal going down on
the market ami (he price of llom
going up has stood out promi
neiifiv in Ihe Kansas City daily
newspapers for several days
past."' lie is investigating.
A Hood of letters reached al-
fornev (ieneral Reynolds today
from voluntary correspondent
regarding; the advance in foot
A large firm of the iniddlewcs
dent claims fo have specific in
formation that the packers thert
are rapidly increasing the prices
of fresh meals, not hwil (islanding
an unusual amount of meat in
cold storage in Xevv York.
Canners protested against the
increase in the price of sugai
large A larne mnidlewest firm
wrote that the refiners '"by theii
.join! system of selling their pro
duce through certain brokers hav
Ihe public at (heir mercy."
Reports lo the department of
justice fell of the creation of
artificial food prices all abmg- (in
line. A district attorney in Texas
reported that granulated sugar
has risen from sj.fm fo s:7..")( pel
hundredweight since a week ago;
Swiss cheese from ,'" cents lo ,jS
cents, tlonr from -S i . 7 r to ..". 10.
beef ribs from IS to 21 cents per
pound, sirloin -S fo z cents, pork
bun IS to tT cents, ami smoked
bains from -jo to -j-j cents, Th
district attorney suggested that
small consumers are charged even
higher prices than the hotels ami
A letter lo Ihe attornev general
from the manager of one of tin
largest Jive slock commission
companies in the west reported
Ihal. while- hogs declined in Chi
cago one dollar per hundred
pounds, dressed products to tin
consumer advanced several cents
' The packers claimed thai re
ductions were made on account of
financial conditions and money
st riiiyency."' he wrote, 'but I do
not know w hat excuse I hey gav e
for advancing: the dressed article.
There is very little beef or pork
A SNAKE IS KILLED
MEASURING SIX FEET
FROM HEAD TO TAIL
Some snake story is related by
some of Ihe boys around this city
who claim to have been present
when the incident of the finding of
file snake occurred. They were
walking out toward Swallow Hill,
a few days a;o and when just
..hove Ihe waterworks one of the
boys cried to his comrades lo look
out w here I hey w ere going", but
Francis Hrooks, one of Ihe boys
in the party did no pay any at-
lentiifi lo Ihe alarm and continued
on his way. He had taken only a
lew .steps when soinelhiii;-: Ib'w at
him, and as he jumped lo one side
and glanciiif-r back saw that it was
a snake some six feet in lenuth.
Tin boys began to throw at the
snake and finally succeeded in
killing il, and an examination
showed Ihal it was what is known
a a horned snake. The trophy
was taken home by joung Brooks
and skinned, when it was found
that the skin measured something
over five feet in length. It is quite
fortunate for Ihe boys that they
were not struck by the snake and
received injuries from its horns.
New Front Being Completed.
The new front of the Simons
company store is rapidly nearing
completion and it makes a very
nice appearance to U' business
part of the city, replacing- as it
does one of the old landmarks of
the city. The new front is finish
ed with large plate glass windows,
while the top of the front is com
posed of prism glass that will ad
mit plenty of light into the store
room. The entrance-way is set
back from the street some six
feet, which gives ample room for
a fine display of goods in the
ENTERTAINMENT AT ST.
LUKE'S RECTORY LAST
EVENING A SUCCESS
From Wednesday's Dally.
The entertainment at the rec
tory of St. Luke's parish lasl
evening" was certainly a most de
lightful occasion and the playels
given by the younger members of
the parish, under Ihe direction of
Madame and Mrs. Leele were
most pleasing to those in attend
ance at Ihe entertainment. The
little folks giving the finger plays
were certainly most delightful ami
their offering was received wilh
the warmest approbation by
everyone present. The play, "A
Rice Puding," was also received
with much pleasure by the audi
ence ami the members of the cast
are to be congratulated on tin
pleasing manner in which the
carried out I heir different pai ls.
The ladies of the church who ar
ranged the entertainment are to
be congratulated on its success,
and the pleasing- manner in which
Ihe affair was conducted. The
threatening' weather interfered
with fhe attendance somewhat, but
all who were there were greatly
pleased with the entertainment
Buy your stationery at the
THE MATTER AS TO
A LARGER PUBLIC PARK
The immense popularity of tin
city park as a place for publh
gatherings ami a place for hold
ing picnic patties points to one o
the great needs of this city am
that is a larger park where then
can be handled entertainment:
ami celebrations of dilTeren
kinds. For Ihe past few years it
has been one of ihe tilings that
has held back the holding of cele
brations of the Fourth of July
Labor day and the giving of a fal
festival of some sort, as Ihe visit
ors to the city dislike very much t
be compelled to tramp up am
down the hot paved streets, am
the small sie of Ihe present pari
makes it impossible to- si age hen
tin proper kind of a celebration
There are a great many beauti
ful pieces of ground near the city
that could be secured without a
great deal of expense and convert
ed with a little labor into one of
the finest parks that could pos
sibly be desired, as many of lln
tracts of land possess larg
gmves of trees that would furnish
ample shade for a crowd of sev
eral thousand persons, and with
can would soon make one of the
prelljest, spots in this section of
Ihe slide ami the advantages of
tossessinir a place of this kind
would more than repay the cost of
securing Ihe land for the park.
Our neighboring cily of Xe-
uaska City has a most beautiful
wooded park fhat was presented
o the city bv Ihe late J. Sterling
Morion, and Ibis park is used for
the holding of large meetings and
haulauquas, and several hundred
people at one lime have camped
there while in al tendance at Ihese
meetings, wilh the result lhat Ihey
have all been most favorably im
pressed wilh lln cily Ihal could
toast of such a fine park.
The proposition is one thai
diould receive the consideration
f Ihe business men and citizens
in ceneral, as it would add im
mensely to Ihe prestage of the city
iind place it where it could handle
crowds of several thousand peo
ple with ease and comfor t to all.
MONEY TO LOAN on Cass county
Farms. T. H. Pollock, Platts
mouth. Tol 215.
Letter files at thn Journal office.
Wedding stationery at the
ERS HOLD FiCIi
a i mm
A Pleasant Time and the Methods
of Culture and General Con
ditions Were Discussed.
The second annual picnic of the
Southeastern .Nebraska Fruit
C! rowers' association was held in
Nehawka yesterday, and was at
tended by about ii hundred mem
bers of the association, as well as
prominent orchard men from
Council Hluffs, Malvern and Ham
The program consisted of an
automobile trip through two hun
dred and thirty acres of orchards,
inspection of the packing plant, a
big" basket dinner at noon, fol
lowed by a discussion of the
various ijueslions pertaining to
horticulture by the members and
their guests. F. M. Pollard,
president of the association, acted
as toast master', lie prefaced his
introduction with a tribute to his
father, who, he said, had made
possible tin splendid orchard tin
visitors had been through in Uie
morning, and who was responsi
ble for the shade and ornamental
frees beneath which thev were
picnicking". Il called their at
tention to a row of maples lead
ing; towards the town that had
been planted by his father fifty
eight years ao.
J. M. Hechtel of Hamburg. oa.
tobl how he had drifted from rail
road work into fruit growing a
good many years ago, and Ihal
now he had :n eighty-acre or
chard that was belter than any
Professor Cooper of tin s;jle
M'hool talked on tin Illinois can
ker, and told of the successful
work done in fighting Ibis disease.
C. J. Marshall, secretary of the
association, told tin members
what had been done along- lln line
of marketing, and said lhat Ihe
apple crop among- association
members would be better this year
than last, and that lln crops in
other- apple growing states in the
union would average nearly '(
per cent less than last vear. The
meeting closed with a demonstra
tion of apple sor ting machines.
The Journal advertisers are do
ing the business.
Glass Cut Without a Diamond.
There is n certain method of cult 113
glass without the aid of a diamond
that is comparatively little known.
Tnfce a piece, of common string and.
after dipping it in alcohol, squeeze it
reasonably dry. Then tie the string
tightly around the glass on the line of
cutting. Touch a match to the string
and let it burn off. The heat of the
burning string will weaken the glass
in this particular place.
While it is hot plunge the glass under
water. lettji; the arm go under up to
the elbow, so that there will be no vi
bration when the glass is struck. With
the free ham! strike the glass outside
the line of cutting, giving a quick.
sharp stroke with any long, flat instru
ment, such as a stick of wood or a long
bladed knife, and the cut will be as
clean and strong as though made by n
regular glass cutter.
When guessed correctly tin ine;ui
iugs uf e:uh of the following words
contain fiTe loiters, and Ihey will link-
that is. the last two letters of one
word will be the first two of the next
word, like this, jelly, lyric: 1. interior:
2. mistake, o. regular sirrangeuient: 4.
to rub out; 3. a covered vehicle carried
hy men; C. a joint: T. smallest; 8. i
rock; .). an Ethiopian: in. a water bug:
11. the result of this puzzle. Answer.-
1. inner: 2. error: :.. order; A. erase; o.
fedan; J. ankle: 7. least: 8. stone; 9.
negro; 10, roach; 11. chain.
Farm Loans made at lowest
T. H. Pollock, Plattsmouth.
Tel. Office 215.
HOW NATIONS ARE ALIGNED.
Germany At uar with France,
Belgium. England. Russia and
France At war with Germany
England At war with Germa
ny and Austria.
Austria At war with Serrla,
Ktissia, Monteuejiro. Eng!.T:::I
t ! Russia At war with Gonrnny
Belgium At war with Ger
many. Monteiiejrro At war witii Ger
many and Austria.
W ay - below
that have never heen known
Only few sizes left. Come quick!
Boy's Waists $1
5 for PX
These are melting away.
Men's Dress Shirts
Come this week if you
O N -
E. Wescott's Sons
MEETS WITH BAD AUTO
ACCIDENT AT UNION
William Carrahcr f l'iiim was
in the city yotcrday, bringing- up
from that place his large Carl cl
ear, which was badly damaged in
an accident la?l Saturday and the
machine will undergo repairs in
tin Manners'' garage here. Mr.
r.arraher. while returning; from
the picnic grounds, Io-d control of
tin machine while approaching
tin large br idge across the Weep
Power of Your Dollars
You can do it now in this clear
ing sale of ours; it's a remarkable value op
portunity. You'll not be limited in your
choice: plenty of variety.
A clean sweep of high class goods
styles for men and young men. Models and
materials suited for Fall wear: .
Suits worth up to
Suits worth up to
reduced to ;
Suits worth up to
Gig Reduction on Boy's Suits
Such times as this when every cent counts,
economical parents can appreciate such val
ues as these:
Suits selling regularly for $4.00,
Suits selling regularly for$5.00 CO EZfh
and $6.00, now VW'V
Suits selling regularly for $7.50, CSJ
See Our Window s for Bargalnsl
- War Prices
now when prices are
skyward we ofler you things
less than ever.
at such low prices
Some additional bargains:
About 15 pair Boys Long Pants, mostly CCn
Dutchess, to close OOv,
About two dozen Children's Suspender lA
Waists, to close XUC
About one dozen Children's Wash Suits,
to close JJC
ing Water wesl of Union, and th'
car crashed over the embank
ment at the norlh side of the
bridge, smashing the car in bad
shape, as Ihe (op and Uie wind
shield were demolished and it was
scarred up a great deal, which ne
cessitates a complete overhauling
here in the garage. The place
where the accident occurred is at
the foot of a bill where the road
makes a sharp turn on the bridge.
Several good Cass county farms
T. H. POLLOCK.
Tel. 215. Plattsmouth.
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