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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, MONDAY. DECEMBER 1 1. 191 1.
HOLDS VERY MER
Report of Secretary Falter Shows
Great Accomplishments for the
Citv During Summer of 191 1.
7'r --m ". i
tsmouth Commercial ckb
ites' hall for their first!
the v. inter season Thurs-
;. and the gathering, while '
nut a.-- Lire ;
lit-t-!:. was ver
ii should really have ,
enthusiastic over the 1
von: that r.as Peen accomplished, as
veil a.- the prospects for the coming
year, uhi-r.. p-oiiting hy the e
pe: it nees of the past the officers ami
(; efforts to
fur the c:iy
accomplish a jrrcat good
and its commercial in-
One of the chief matters to com"
before the meeting was that of the
election of the off.ccs for the ensu
ing ye;.:-, and the sentiment of every
j.rt -r.t seemed to favor their he-
ret:'i"en in. ttte orr.ces vntcn they
- '..'.,' with such credit to them
es and the club, and the following
tlerucn were re-elected unani-
President Err.mor.s J. Richey.
Vice President C. W. Baylor.
Secretary J. I'. Fake-.
:ea have !a-;
1 hard for the up
an ! their election
ing of tre c
:d comes to thrn mo
Tiie n-r'."( v of
lighting of the
street of the city was brought
for consideration and the question
f the installing of an electrolier sys
tem discussed at some length Ly'the
tr.t ir.be rs and the different methods to
(... M-"d ir; securing the lights. Mayor
:tkr, who was present at the me.'t-
ing. sti ted that he fa
:ed the policy
at f ist cii-cus.-ed of
at d wiring installed
having the post
bv the property
djuining the sections where
- would be locate! and that
i ay for the current u-ed in
terance. r::s seemed to
ir.itr.t of the greater num
: and the matter will re-
be the svn
atterti' ; of the club to cb
c ; the cost of the work
c r.: intent of the business
the c-itv as to its being
" alter, 1 e- j
Vlt V. 1 :g
f the club, was
v. e have accomplished
many thint- f- r the good cf Platts
mouth.. Ii the first place we made a
enmpuien f"1" new homes, which we
all rc:.M::e.l were an r.bsolute neces
sity. A comrr.itte? of five was ap
; ointed to make the campaign among
our citkers. The campaign was a
.-.uccesaful one. for during the period
fifteen ncv homes were erected, ag
gregating about .S'O.OOO. Every one
of them is modern and they have
.-iddcd mnch to making a better
Th camfjaign for curbing and gut
tering of our sfeets has been suc
cessful for during the year some
fftet-n or sixteen blocks have been
completed, adding much to the beauty
The campaign for better roads lead
ing into our town was begun during
this summer :.nd our business men
responding to the call for better
roads ma le "liberal donations and
much good was accomplished by the
co-operation. We are safe in saying
that our public roads leading into
town a'-e r.ov in first class condition
and better th.-n thev have ever been
in th? hi.-tory of Plattsmouth.
We have also t-ted out during the
summer months the free ferry pro
position, making it free each Satur
day and continued it for two months.
'While this was not as successful as it
mip.lit have been, it brought many
people over from the Iowa side, and
something should Le done to make
fre? pissage a permanent thing,
either by the use of the ferry or in
rtall some new way. Undoubtedly the
Commercial club will take the matter
up for the coming year.
Our railway committee has not
GO! euG U
been idle this year. While they have
not as yet succeeded in securing as
much as they would like, some much
needed improvements have been made.
They secured permanent improve
ments from the Missouri Pacific in
the way of sidewalks and grading
around the depot; as to train service
they have as yet accomplished very
little, but nevertheless we have rotten
to ihe point where better service
throughout the county should soon be
granted. The Burlington road, how
ever, have installed much new ma
chinery, made improvements in the
depot and local shops and have work
ed more men during: the year thnn
Another new method was installed
by the board of directors whereby
they meet at luncheon every Tuesday
to take up propositions and present
new ideas for the betterment and up
building of our city. This method so
far fas been very successful and
should be continued in the future.
The committee that has charge of
the reformatory proposition, for
which the state appropriated i?l.r0.000
to locate somewhere in this state,
have selected a tract of land north
west of Plattsmouth, which was
shown to the board of control some
tin e ago. and will say that they were
very much pleased with this tract of
iand and its surroundings, and believe
that we have a fair chance of locating
During: the thiee summer months
the Commercial club, with the help of
the rood citizens of Plattsmouth. have
:ieen able to give the people a week
!v '):.nd concert, which was appreciat
ed r.rad enjoyed by the people here.
! V feel that through the efforts of
the Commercial club and the co-
our city officials Piatts
estate has steadily in
value, a circumstance
j which has caused so much money be
!"ng invested in PlattsmoutlT the past
jthusiasm for Plattsmouth has been
: on t,e increase as fast as the in-
creased valuation of
I - - i i - -
there is r.o doubt but what the former
is the cause of the latter.
On the question of membership
there was some discussion, and it was
derided that steps would be taken to
enlist the efforts of as many as pos
sible in the good work of the club.
The committee that has done such
yoemar. service in the good roads
movement reported the progress that
had been made, and the fact that
something over .foOO in money and
work had been donated by the busi
ness men of the city and 125 ap
propriated by the city council in
carrying out the improvement on the
rtreels leading into the central part
of the city, and that in this they had
! '.'tin aided by a number of the farm-
rcrCl!Tr izp1 the need of food roads.
f There is no reason why every busi
ness man in the city, or in fact every
' .. ,,.y. v.Q f,. .i
I l lit.. 11 ilU UL.. Hit lUlvUi-C, ciiaJ t Ul
tr- city at heart, should not be en
bste i in the work of the Commercial
clut and take part in the efforts that
ha c been made to advance the city's
best interests. Through co-operation
alone can success be achieved to the
position it should properly occupy
imcr.g the cities of the state.
NEW OFFICERS FOR
K. S. SOKOLS WERE SE
LECTED LAST SUNDAY
From Monday's Daily.
The K. S. society of this city has
just selected their officers for the en-
year, and tne ioiiowmg gentle
will be at the helm of theo rg
ation during the coming twelve
President Frank J. Konfrst.
Vice President Matt Sedlock.
Financial Secretary Charles Jel
inek. Corresponding Secretary Joe Sed
Treasurer Frank J. Libershal.
Tiustees for Three Years Joseph
Libershal, Adolph Koubeck, Joe
Custodian of Hall Ignatz Wooster.
This society has just recently made
some extensive improvements to their
hall and will have one of the finest
buildings of its kind in the city when
completed, and it is expected to have
the new adidtion ready for occupancy
on the occasion of the annual mas
ouerade that will be held om time
AND 0 WORK
Those Scholars Who Are Deserving
of Credit for the Interest Taken
From Friday's Daily.
In the list of honorable mentions
for the month of November for the
best school and home work in drawing
the following list has been prepared
by the teachers of the different rooms
where this plan is adopted to aid the
little folks in the advancement of
their school work:
Room No. '2 School work, Dorothy
Sattler, Raymond Bookmeyer, Earl
Mason. Eunice Druliner. Hazel Clugy,
Edith Van Fleet, Marie Hunter, Lucy
Rabb, Frances Martin. Tommy Rabb.
Room No. 4 School work, Bessie
Kerns, Norris Cummins.
Room No. 5 Home work, Karl
Wurl, Melvin Johnson, Leone Ben
schoter. Jack McCarthy; school work,
Room No. 7 School work, Charles
Hartford; home work, Edith Farley.
Room No. 8 School work, Virginia
Beeson, Hannah Baldwin, Donald
Dickson, Margaret Likewise, Harry
Dwyer, Howard Dwyer.
Room No. 13 School work. Eleanor
McCarthy, John Iverson; home work,
Room No. 14 School work. Bennie
Rummerfield. Avice Thomas, John
Likewise, jr.; home work, Avice
Thomas, Leona Rummerfield.
Room No. 15 School work, Agnes
Havir, John Straka.
Room No. 17 School work, Jose
phine Manners. Martha Leland: home
work, Albert Rakow.
Room No. lf School work, Grend
lyn Wampler, Ida Patton; home work,
Mary Kresak, Florence Grassman.
Room No. IS School work, Susie
Gilbert, Clarice Cunnigham; home
work, Freda Klinger.
Room No. 19 School work, Viola
Ferguson; home work, Helen Braun.
Room No. 20 School work.
Bertha Schulhof, Anna Neumann.
Room No. 21 School work, Lilly
Kopischka, Caroline Schulhof; home
work. Otto Schlieske, Margaret
Room No. 22 School work, Julia
Wittstruck, Mary Maurer; home
work, Goldie Sitzmann.
LADIES AID SOCIETY ENTER
TERTAINEO BY MRS. JOHN
CORY AT PERKINS HOUSE
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon the ladies of
the Methodist Aid society were enter
tained in a very p'easing manner by
Mrs. John Cory at the parlors of the
Hotel Perkins, and the occasion was
one very mucn enjoyeu oy an tne
large number in attendance. The
afternoon was spent in social con
versation, while the plying of the
busy needle made the hours pass by
very rapidly and it was with regret
that the ladies saw the home-going
hour draw near. During the course
of the afternoon some very delicious
and tempting refreshments were
served by the -hostess, assisted by her
daughters, which added greatly to the
enjoyment of the happy event, and the
ladies on departing for their homes
vowed it had been one of the most
delightful gatherings they had had
for some time. The Methodist ladies
have a splendid organization for
carrying on the church work and their
meetings are always filled with the
greatest of pleasure to everyone.
Two $10.00 Bills Lost.
Somewhere between the south cor
ner of Fourth and Main streets on
down the south side of Main street,
across the street to the Goos hotel,
on up the west side of North Third
street to St. Luke's Episcopal church,
two $10.00 bills. Finder please leave
same at this office and receive a
liberal reward. 12-14-tfd
Sell your property by an ad in The
Article Not Reflecting.
From Friday'. Daily.
In the article appearing in last
evening's Journal in regard to the
operation of the mail order houses f
th? country to obtain a mailing list
of the persons who might be pros
pective customers, the letter sent to
one of the local firms was used, to
gether with the name of the party on
whom data was asktd lor. This was
in nowise a reflection on Mr. A. R.
Stokes, the gentleman mentioned in
the communication, as it showed only
the desire of the mail order houses to
place the best peop!e on their list as
possible and was not intended by any-
one to cast
anv reflections on his
1. H. POLLOCK .UlfflS
KANSAS CITHBHA SCENIC
ROUTE DIRECTORS' MEETING
From Fritlav's Dailv.
T. II. Pollock of this
citv a few
days ago 2
ittended a meeting at Atchi-
son, Kansas, of the directors of the
Kansas City-Omaha Scenic Route
Good Roads association, and reports a
very enthusiastic meeting, which was
attended by several hundred good
road boosters. One of the principal
matters of the meeting was the he
ing of the citizens of Horton. Kansas,
for the location of the road through
their city, instead of through Willis.
Kansas, as had been decided upon
originally. There were some two
hundred persons present from Willis
and Horton, and the two sides of the
case was laid before the directors,
who decided to adopt the report of
the committee recommending the
route through Wills, which is more on
the level and less hilly than that
through Horton. It was also decided
that each county through which the
road passes will be 3 ked to give ?1"
toward having the road logged and
the description of the roads prepared
for publication in the official road
guide. The Commercial club of this
city has already appropriated their
$15 to assist in the work and the
route through Cass county will be
logged so that every traveler will
know exactly where they are going
on the route. At the meeting Mr.
Pollock was elected as the director for
Cass county. In making the trip to
Atchison Mr. Pollock states that the
roads through Kansas are in fine
shape and that it is very noticeable
the difference between the roads in
Kansas and in Nebraska north of
Auburn, where the good roads stop,
and from then on the way is rough
traveling, although they have been
improved in this county greatly oyer
what thev were.
MRS. C. W. BAYLOR ENTER
TAINS IN HONOR MRS. ROBB,
OF BILLINGS, MONTANA
From Friday's Iaily.
A very pleasant social gathering
occurred yesterday at the handsome
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Baylor in
the Second ward, when Mrs. Baylor
entertained some eight friends in
honor of Mrs. Fleming Robb, of Bill
ings, Montana, who is here visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mont
Robb. The afternoon was spent in
sewing and the enjoyment of several
hours of delightful social conversa
tion, as well as visiting with the
guest of honor. At a suitable hour a
very tempting luncheon was served,
which aided greatly in making the oc
casion one of the greatest of pleasure.
The table decorations were California
poinsetas and dainty candles, making
a very handsome setting for the
gathering of ladies.
Dance Proves Successful.
From Monday's Dally.
The social dance at the German
Home Saturday" evening was a most
sucessful one in every way, both in
the large crowd and the pleasantness
of the evening's entertainment. The
Plattsmouth orchestra gave a most
pleasing program of dance music.,
which was enjoyed to the utmost by
the jolly crowd of young people pres
ent until a late hour, when all wended
their way homward feeling that the.
occasion had been a most pleasant
A LITTLE CHILD
BURNED TO DEATH
AT WE EPI H6 WATER
Another Instance Wht re
Were Left Too Handy
Frcrn M-.:nlfi v'-- lailv.
A very pathetic tragedy is reported
from Wteping Water, whtie the little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. (J. W. Ford
was fatally burned Saturday as a re
sult of the use of matches while she
was left alone in the houe by her
parents. The little girl. Clara, was
leu alone only a very lew minutes, as
the mother was compelled to go from
the- house into the yard, and when
she heard, the screams of the little
one rushed into the house to find the
child running from room to room with
her garments ablaze and her body al
ready badly burned.
T'ne injuries were quite severe in
their nature, and although three
i physicians were summoned a
their utmost to save her, the little
trirl grew gradually worse
away at 7:30 o'clock, suffering most
intensely from the burns. In her
intervals of consciousness she stated
that she had attempted to start a fire
in the kitchen stove, ant! in doing so
had isrnited her clothing, with the ter-
ii!!e results. The funeral was held
yesterday afternoon from the home.
A curtain an ! several other articles
in the rooms where the little girl had
been were set on i'.re. but extinguish
ed vithort doing any serious damage
10 the house. The parents of the lit
tle one aie heart-broken over their
great loss and the community where
.becked over the terrible tragedy that
the Foid family lesides is greatly
n.s visited them.
T. J. SOKOLS ELEGT
THEIR NEW OFFICERS FOR
THE ENSUING YEAR
Fi'm M'HnUiv's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon the members
of the T. J. Sokol society met at their
hall in the west part of the city to
take up the work of selecting officers
for the ensuing year, and the follow
ing were picked as the guardians of
the welfare of this splendid Bo
President William Holly.
Vice President S. Kreici.
Corresponding Secretary C. W.
Financial Secretary Emmons Ptak.
Treasurer Antcn Kanka, jr.
Tiustees James Rebal, Timothy
Kahoutek, Adolph Konda.
Custodian of Hall Vincent Pilney.
After the meeting the members en
joyed themselves for several hours
rr.oct pleasantly in a delightful social
time and felt greatly pleased over the
selection of officials made.
BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY DIS
PLAY AT OOVEY'S STORE
Fr"tn Monday's Dally.
The west window of the store of E.
G. Dovey & Son presents one of the
nicest appearances of any in the city,
and one that is filled to overflowing
with dainty little remembrances for
the holiday time, and nil of these have
been arranged in a very handsome
manner on the background of artificial
snow that is placed in the rear of the
v i idow, and here everything that
anyone could possibly desire can be
f jund for gifts, from the tinest infant
to the grown-ups. The window gives
only a faint idea of the many bar
gains that await the shopper within,
and it is well worth anyone's time to
stop here when- out looking for the
place to make the Christmas pur
chases. The window has been pre
pared by Evan Noble and is certainly
a very neat and clever arrangement
of the many holiday articles. This
fiiTii in the last few years has added
a of Chr;stmas novelties and their
success has been quite marked and
the sale of them very large.
To prevent steam from settling on
your eyeglasses when out of doors in
cold weather, rub both sides of the
lenses with soap, afterwards rubbing
the soap off with a soft cloth and
polishing with tissue paper.
MRS. JESSE YORK VERY
ILL III S0C1H OlilBl
rnm Monday's Dailv.
A report was received in this city
yesterday stating the fact that Mrs.
Je.sse York had died at her home in
South Omaha yesterday morning at
f:."ii. but the truth of the statement
could not be verified, although the
relatives of Mrs. York, who was for
merly Miss Mary Mauer of this city,
did their utmost to verify the report,
but to no avail, as th South Omaha
authorities hail failed to secure any
report of the death. She has been
quite sick, however, and while rela
tives were there Friday to visit her
it was stated that she was quite sick,
but it was not thought then that there
was anything fatal in the case. The
relatives and friends of the young
lady here are greatly worried over
the report and an investigation will be
made to learn whether or not there
was any truth in the report. A tele
phone message to South Omaha this
morning failed to secure any addi
tional light on the matter, as it had
not been learned of, if true, but the
South Omaha authorities have prom
ised to let the family here learn as to
the truth or falseness of the report
and further word will le awaited
from there with interest.
THE MATTER OF GEO. E.
DOVEY, ET. AL, VS. C. C.
OOVEY, NOT YET DECIDED
From Friday'" Dai'y.
The case of Oliver C. Dovey vs.
Geo. E. Dovey, et ah, has been occupy
ing the attention cf the district court
for the past two days and will prob
ably require the greater part of to
day before being given to the jury for
consideration. The case grows out of
the settlement made between G. E.
Dovey and O. C. Dovey of the estate
of E. G. Dovey, and in which O. C.
Dovey was given by the other heirs
notes amounting to some SoO.OOO as
his share of the estate. The settle
ment was sought to have set aside in
a suit recently decided by the state
supreme court in favor of O. C. Dovey,
the holder of the notes, and the pres
ent action in the district court grows
out of this decision as the heirs of
the estate who gave as security of the
notes a mortgage on the section of
land near Cedar Creek known as the
Dovey section and this is claimed
should be the settlement in full for
the amount, while the plaintiff in
the action claims a one-third share in
the section, and the remaining two
thirds would not be sufficient to pay
the value of the notes in controversy.
There has been a large number of wit
nesses to testify in the case and it has
been quite warmly contested. This
will probably be about the last jury
case of this term, as the remainder
of the cases will be tried before the
Royal Neighbors Enjoy Fine Time.
From Friday's Dally.
The Royal Neighbors of America
last evening met at the M. W. of A.
building for their regular meeting
and a most enjoyable time was had,
although the disagreeable weather
served to keep a large number away
from the meeting. It had been the
intention at this time to take up the
work of electing the officers of the
lodge, but it was decided to have a
special meeting called later for this
purpose, when a larger attendance of
the members could be secured. Dur
ing the evening very tempting re
freshments were served, which added
greatly to the pleasure of the oc
casion. Box Supper.
At the Horning school, Saturday
evening, December 19th. Everybody
invited. Ladies please briru? boxes.
Elizabeth Oliver, Teacher.
Subscribe for The Journal.
FOAMED LADY OF
THIS COUNTY WRITES
Gives Graphic Description of How War
Started. With Claim That Ger
many Is on the Definite.
From M'Ti'lii D.ii'v
Tiie Journal has jut received a bi
ter from Mr-. Amelia J. Mayer f
dm. Germany, in whuh .!, give.- a
few statements in regard To the posi
tion of the Germans in the war. The
letter is more inlet -e-t ing to th m I
dents of ( ass county, o-.vir g to the
fate that Mrs. Mayer v a - form" !y
Miss Amelia Mefyer, daughter of
Mrs. Mary Metzger, re i iii:g n'ar
Cedar (.'reek, and a -ister of Hoi. '.
E. Metzger of My;. aid. Th- letter is
a most interesting one ai d veil worth
rending, as it explains the viewpoint
held in Germany in regard t the war.
and reads as follows:
Vim a. P.. den 4 Nov..
Plattsmouth Journal. I'i.itt--
My Dear Sirs Your v.-ih;-d
has been a regular messenger
home for". some time and it i- r-'U-
to say. a very welcome one, liwi-vrr,
since the beginning of thi awf'd war
we have been surprised and often ('--appointed
at the nature of the articb-s
found therein. E;i'-h an i eery paper
is exerting a powerful infli'eiue on
the leading public an 1 it i- of g' at
importance that the real situation is
Knowing how la rye a per cct t of
your readers are of German de-cent
and how deeply interested they mn-t
be, I feel it my duty to wi ite yuii.
England has willingly taken upon her
self the responsibility of this whole
sale massacre of the manhood of
Europe. No unprejudiced person will
believe otheiAvise. She has used every
means, honorable or dishonorable, to
keep the truth from neutral land.-.
She thought it impossible to lose any
thing and hoped to gam a greater
commerce. The honor of the German
soldiers is known the world over,
nevertheless every atrocity practiced
by the warring nations m been at
tributed to the Germans in the hop
the real truth would never be learned.
She has taken German citi'ens. v. h
are in business in England, and treat
ed them shamelessly as prisoners of
war; meanwhile Englanders in busi
ness in Germany have been allowed,
entirely unmolested, to cai-y on their
business. We re:d in n.r paper:
"The Czar March in c to Berlin Wi!
Soon Be There as Victor." That i- far
very far from the leal truth.. Ar -other
article: "Why Cannot German y
Live in Peace With France an i '..) -sia?"
It seem-; the 1-a-t uninform.- I
or even misinformed :-hou' 1 know
that Germany did not tahe i.p mr.
until the enemy was pi -e --:r.g in fr-m
both sides; even then si." gave th'-m
time to reconsider. France had :!
ready, in May. ma le int ren hmer ' -for
field operations. In -;;tkir g per
sonally with French prisoners here in
our city they say they have laid in
trenches since in May. G-rmnry had
no definite knowledge of -iuh ii '- r -tions
at that tim. V.';'!oit ot..-n!y
declaring war, Rasia sent her troo; -into
German domain. Could (','
many or any other nation li- in
peace under similar circumstance1-?
The kaiser's reque.-t that they recall
was totally ignore.!.
That Germany loved peace more ti.rn
war i-' best proved bv the fotty-four
years of peace, also by her onwilhng
ness to take up arms, even when com
pelled. Few nations. not e-:i
America, has enjoyed -uch a long
period of absolute peace.
The reading public doe- not ohj-ct
to articles from London being printed
not at all, but it seems only just
and not too much asked that official
reports originating from German
headquarters be printed in the same
issue in order that the real tiuth be
America is doing a wonderful work
in her aid to the Red Cross. The
newly equipped hospital in Mun'beii
is a veritable fountain of relief. I,t
the newspapers do their good work n
giving real and just informat i-:i.
Your interested reader,
Amelia I. Majc.
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