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PLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 191 .
HON TO KILL A
TOWN" BY SHOP-
Flfrancp Fascination Which So.
Woman Wants to Enjoy and
Docs Not Alone.
A recent contribution to the litera
lure dealing with the subject of mail
order competition was an article ap
pearing in the New l ork tvening
Post bv one of the country's best
known advertising men, Truman A.
Ie Weese. Writing: under the head
ing of "How to Kill a Town," Mr. De
Weese, among other things, made the
"Here is a woman who gets the
catalogue habit.' She falls a victim to
the hire of printers' ink. The picture
of r rug or piece of furniture looks
so much more attractive in the cata
logue than it does in the local store
in her own town. One of these pic
tures caught her eye and she sent
in an order. It was a novel experi
ence this shopping my mail. When
a neighbor woman called she dis
played her 'bargain.' The news of
the 'bargain' spread from one home
to another until the whole community
was infected. There is a strange
fascination about 'long-distance shop
ping which no woman wants to en
joy alone. Connections with catalogue
houses soon were established by a
hundred women. The germ spread
with great rapidity and soon put
crimp in the business of every mer
chant in town. A constant stream of
money going out to mail order houses
j ear after year soon sapped the life
Mood of the town. And this woman
who innoculated her neighbors with
the catalogue habit had no thought of
killing her town. She wonders why
her boys finally left the town and
yielded to the lure of the big city and
its sky-scrapper mail order houses.
Responsibility for the decay of her
own community and for the loss of
her boys is farthest from her
thoughts. There is just one cure for
the catalogue germ that worms its
way with serpentine secrecy into the
brain of a community and that is
r.ewspr.per advertising?. Surely the
merchant can print just as attractive
pictures as the mail order houses can
print in their catalogues. Surely the
local merchant can describe his wares
just as convincingly as they are de
scribed ia a catalogue. If he can't he
should employ an expert a man who
can combine the lure of woodcraft
with the skill of a salesman. With
printers' ink he can pull a town out
of the 'slough of despond. He can
match the personality, acquaintance
;.nd reputation of the local mer
chant against the lure of long-distance
i-hopping. The right kind of
newspaper advertising. Sure'y ih,e
ravages of the catalogue house an 1
will keep at home the brain and
brawn and enterprise that are neces
sary to keep a town from falling into
decay." Omaha Trade Exhibit.
THE GROWING LACK OF
COURTESY AMONG YOUNG
MEN OF PLATTSMOUTH
Krom Wednesday" Ia!ly.
White in conversation with a lady
of this city several days ago the sub
ject of the growing lack of courtesy
and manners on the street by many of
the young men was touched upon by
the lady, and chief of these was the
i-onmon neglect of the young men to
tip their hats or give the proper ac-
knowle igement when spoken to by
ladies, ana especially tnose who are
much older than the young men. The
custom of the lifting of the hat when
speaking to a lady is one of the oldest
of the social usages and one that
ir.ouia oe carried cut fcy every young
man. or H fact, any man. when thev
lass or speak to a lady of their ac
quaintance. This act is a small one.
1 ut shows a desire on the part of the
man to pay homaee to the lady, and
is appreciated by them accordingly'.
It certainly looks very bad form, is
the lady remarked, to see a young
m?n pass by with his hands in his
pockets and when spoken to merely
speak or nod his head.
Scbscribe for The Journal.
CASTOR I A
For Lifiats and Children.
fti ftii Yea Hare Alwajs BoqH
To Patrons on Mynard Mail Route.
from Tuesday's Dailv.
To answer many inquiries about
the substitute carrier receiving pay
during the recent snow storm, I will
say that the postmaster at that place
reported to me when I settled up at
the close of last month that there had
been no time lost by the substitute,
and that he was supplying a large
portion of the route and that the
patrons were getting their mail. The
substitute received full pay for every
working day in January that I was
not on. So the patrons can judge for
themselves whether or not they re
ceived any mail. I have been told
about three weeks elapsed before the
entire route was covered. Many
teams from the west side of the route
were in Plattsmouth during the storm.
It is said many partial failures were
made and one or two days no mail at
all, nor even a start was made.
Respectfully, J. M. Young.
One of the Oldest Liquor Dealers in
Omaha Found Unconcscious at
Bottom of Elevator.
The friends in this city of John
lander, the veteran Omaha whole
sale liquor dealer, were greatly
shocked this morning to discover in
the Omaha papers the announcement
of an accident that will probably re
sult fatally for this highly esteemed
Mr. Linder for years has .visited
this city, and among the older citi
zens possessed a host of warm
friends, as he was a most clever
gentleman, and although well ad
vanced in years, was possessed of a
bright and sparkling mentality. The
following, taken from the Omaha Bee,
gives tne tacts ot me accident:
The police are investigating cir
cumstances surrounding the fatal in
jury of John Linder, 75 years old,
liquor dealer at 1207 Douglas street,
and Omaha pioneer. Linder was
found dying last night from concus
sion of the brain, at the bottom of an
elevator shaft at the liquor house. Dr.
C. B. Foltz took him to St. Joseph s
hospital immediately, where it was
said that on account of his advanced
age he cannot live.
The first examination of the scene
indicated that the aged man had
fallen, apparently accidentally, down
the shaft, striking his 'hea l. Later
in the evening, M. II. Deemer, fiance
of Miss Jeanette Linder, a daughter,
urged Captain Heitfeld to make fur
ther investigations. Officer Pat Einn
was sent over the ground again, and
late at night other police o.Ticers
were at work on various angles that
v. ere presented.
When Mr. Linder was brought into
the hospital he was incoherently call
ing for his daughter and trying to
say something about "the papers."
He was out of his mind, but relatives
think that the few intelligible words
are significant of something.
w nen iounu Linder was alone in
the building. Tha elevator shaft was
enclosed by a railing, and it appear
ed as if the old man had been operat
ing it or else was shoved over.
Miss Jeanette Linder said that her
father had some trouble with a man
whose name she did not know or
would not divulge, and that if it is
proven that the injury was other than
accidental, it seemed possible that
this man was responsible. Her father
had been threatened several times.
ine ponce regard tne artair as an
accident. The injured man is still out
of his mind and can tell nothing and
unless he recovers, there seems small
chance of further developments.
Mr. Linder was found at 0:30
o'clock by Mr., and Mrs. Soren Mad
sen, 3643 Charles street, who dropped
in at Linder's place of business to
John Linder has been engaged in
the wholesale and retail liquor busi
ness in Omaha for more than thirty
years, and is reputed to be wealthy.
For the last nineteen years he has
operated the place at 1207 Douglas
street, operating mainly as a whole
It was he who brought the first
barrel of beer into Council Bluffs, and
established the first brewery. He
was in business there for years and
then crossed the river and set up in
For any pain, burn, scald or bruise.
apply Dr. Thomas Eciectie Oil the
hcuelio!d retiied. Two tire?.
and 50c. at all drug stores.
Letter files at the Journal office.
ORD FOR THE YEAR
The Following Record Compiled by
Will Maupin, Tells the True
Story in Verse Briefly.
As a rule the public do not care to
read statistics, and an article dealing
with statistics is generally skipped
or thrown aside. However, the fol
lowing article on Nebraska, which wo
have taken from Will Maupin's Mid
west Magazine, should be of interest
to every Nebraskan, and especially to
ths rising generation:
Wonderful state is Nebraska! If
we tell only half the truth about her
we fail to do her justice, and if we tell
the whole truth we are set down rs
being conscienceless liars. So there
you are! But let us take the risk of
having our reputation for truth an
veracity challenged and set out suc
cinctly, a few facts about Nebraska
And when our statements are chal
lenged wc will point to the records of
the state and of the United States.
Nebraska has fewer illiterates per
one thousand population than any
Nebraska spends more per capita
for education than any other ttate.
Nebraska has a larger permanent
school fund per capita than any other
Nebraska produces more farm
wealth per capita per year than anv
Nebraska has more students pe.'
cna thousand , of population in in
stitutions of higher education than
any other slate.
Nebraska has fewer criminals and
juvenile delinquents per one hundred
thousand of population than any other
state, al.-o fewer insane and fewer
Nebraska produces more wheat and
corn per acre and per capita than any
Nebraska has more money pe
than any other state', counting in her
Aetna si:a has more money per
capita deposited in banks than anv
other state west of the Missouri rive
.There are nearly W'0,000 hand sepa
rators in u-e on the farms of Ne
braska more in proportion to popula
tion thr.n in any other state
Nebraska bus nearly 500,000 dairy
cows more in proportion to popula
tion than almost any other state, and
we are net claiming pre-eminence as
a dairying country.
There are fifteen states that raise
less coir, than 5? raised in Custer,
Saunders, Piatt?. Knox and Lancaster
There a:e nineteen states that
raise less wheat than Clay. Adams.
Filrr.cre, Lancaster and Hamilton
inere are twer.;.
raise fever rotatoe-
-two states that
than Box Butte.
Scctts Bluff, Cherry, Hail and Brown
There are twentv-c-ight states that
raise fewer r.prl-?? than are railed ir
Cass, Otoe, Washington, Nemaha an 1
The Nebraska creameries have a
combined butter out t ut that is grea--er
than the output of any one of
. The largest silica mines in the
world, and the only or.es in the United
States except one little one ju-t
across the line in Kansas are in Ne
braska. The third largest live stock market
m tlie world is m ebrasKa. and Ne
hrai;a is the thin! Iargrrt Packer of
meats in the United States an;l
Uncle Sam leads the world in this in
dustry. The largest butter market in the
world is in Nebraska Omaha.
Nebraska's annual poultry and egg
crop is worth more than the gold pro
duction of any one state.
Nebraska's corn crop in 1011 was
woith more than the total ronner
k - -
output of the country, and her corn
tnd wheat crop worth more than the
total "crude petroleum output.
Nebraska's agricultural products in
lull, including live stock, was worth
more than the total cotton output of
the United States.
If a better1 couh syrun than
Foley's Honey and Tar Comnoun 1
could be found, we would carry it.
We know this reliable and dependab'e
medicine has given satisfaction for
more than forty years; therefore we
never offer a substitute for the gen
uine. Recommended for coughs, colds.
croup, whooping cough, bronchial an 1
gripr? coughs. No creates.
sale by all rircssuts.
The Journal does joo work.
Recovering in Fine Shape.
From 'Wednesday's Dally.
The friends of L. W. Lorenz in this
city will be pleased to learn that he is
getting along in fine shape at the St
Joseph's hospital in Omaha, where he
was operated on Monday lor ap
pendicitis, and the operation seems to
have been entirely successful in every
way. His family received word yes
terday from the hospital staling that
the patient was getting along in fine
shape. Mr. Lorenz has been in poor
health for some months anel it w,
decided that the operation was the
only method that could be found for
AUXILIARY ENTERTAINED AT
SHERIFF QUINTON'S HOME
From Wednesday's Dally.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pres
byterian church held their regular
meeting yesterday afternoon and
were entertained in a charming man
ner at the home of Mrs. C. D. Quin
ton. During the early part of the aft
ernoon an interesting and very en
thusiastic business session was held
at which, time the annual election oi
officers was held and the ladies elect
ed the following: Mrs. Mary Allison,
president; Mrs C. L. Rundstrom, first
vice president; Mrs. Dr. II. Thomsen
second vice president; Mrs. Robert
Trcop, treasurer; Mrs. Frank Shopp,
secretary. After the election of of
ficers the ladies discussed plans for
the coming year, being well please!
at the work accomplished during th
past year. They also discussed and
planned for the supper- fo?- the men
and boys of the church which, on ac
count of sickness, ra? been postponed
for two weeks. The ladies then ad
journed their business session and
indulged in a delightful social time.
A pleasing program had leen pre
pared for the entertainment of th?
large number in attendance and which
greatly assisted in making this oc
casion a mot enjoyable one. Mrs. A.
J. Beeson furnished two splendid
readings, which were rendered in her
u -ual charming manner; little Misse;
Edith Quinton and Martha tJord Bl
each contributed some very sweet
vocal selections, while little Miss
Elizabeth Hatt gave a pleasing recita
tion, i'aintv retresr.menis were serve a
t a convenient time, and in deference
o the Washington birthday season, a
coition of the luncheon censitcd ot
herrv pio and cheese ornamented
with tiny American flags. It was
late hour when the ladies dispersed
declaring this meeting to be one o
ihe best they have held for some time
and extended their warmest thanks t(
Irs Quinton for her kind hospitality
ar.d the splendid afternoon's ente
ST. MARY'S GUILD MET
AT H. N. OOVEY'S HOME
b'rom Wolnesdri v's int!y.
The St. Mary's Guild of St. Luke'
'PWi'll nif r.;t-vjl!T - -iflornnftTl I"
he beautiful home of Mrs H. N
l)ovcv. on North I- if th street, and a
xo:-t pleasant and profitable time wv.s
enjoved bv the ladies in the transac
tion of the business of the society.
fler the discussion of the work of
Jie Guiid and the plans for the Len-
en season the ladies spent some
.ime most pleasantly in the making
of articles of fancy work. The mcet-
ng will be the lat where thcro vili
b esocial features until after Lister,
4nd the ladies will spend the season
)f Lent i;i their church work. At a
-uitable hour delicious and tempting
: efreshmcnts were served by the hos
tess, assisted by Miss lone '" vey and
Mrs. George O. Dovey, and wv? a
most pleasing feature of the after
Having decided to remain in Platts
T.outh as my home, I have placed my
farm at Mynard on the market for
sale, along with all my interests at
that place. .Address R. L. Propst,
OnO ncGallcn of Oil
One Filling of Tunk!
IV i O Incubiitots product
niftier tiveiace hatches t-c
cause center lies; Iiimiic'
even temperature llmcc
lastoii iios e:,;e., tiic
mwiiet.-r and ul In pltili
M.;IH. s:t latsr. tl toil
needs Put .!; II. lint: fren
t '.re haieli. I l-iliji' K'fctilatot
V i . !' -I . . . t . X
ii.iT.li H.i.'Hnvi .Jin .nt'l m-ntey u k-.K
o.x.iis to-.nrsi. Wtiio lor Uirm v. nev
cat tln. Cali or .oidrrs-,
OSCAR WILSON, Plattsmouth, Neb.
THE FUNERAL OF
JOHN PETER KEIL
A Large Number of Relatives and Old
Friends Fay Tribute to a Grand,
Good Old Citizen.
From Wednesday's DallT.
The funeral of the late John Peter
Keil, one of Cass county's most
highly esteemed citizens, was held
this afternoon " at the home of the
daughter of the deceased, Mrs. A.
Seybert, where he had been making
his home for the last months of his
lifetime, and the services were at
tended by a vast outpouring of the
old-time f riends with whom the de
ceased had been so intimately as
sociated in the years that he resided
on the farm in Eight Mile Grove
precinct, and the residents of the
section near Cedar Creek were here
en mass to pay their last tribute
to the grand, good man numbered
with the silent majority in the better
ine services were conducted by
i.ev. j. ii. bteger ot bt. I'aul s fcvan
gelical church in German, and a short
sermon was delivered on the life of
the departed and the blessed promise
of the future with the husband and
iatner m the arms of the Master
Rev. F. M. Druliner of the Methodist
cnurcn gave a tew remarks in English
in paying a tribute to the virtue of
the departed citizen and friend. Dur-
ing the course of the service several
appropriate hymns were given by a
choir, that brought a sense of calm to
the hearts of the sorrowing family
nd mends-. mere were a large
number ot Moral tributes laid on the
bier as silent testimonials of the lov-
mg memory in which the departed
had been held.
MISS AGNES FOSTER, FOR
MER PLATTSMOUTH GIRL,
MARRIED IN WASHINGTON
From Tuesday's Dally.
The announcement of the marriage
of Dr. J. F. Stout and Miss Agnes
Foster, which occurred on January 27,
1015, at the home of the bride's par-
ents in Washington, has just been re-
ceived here. Miss Foster is a daugh-
er of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Foster,
and was reared to womanhood in this
citv. where the Foster family made
their home for a number of years,
and her many friends here will be
pleased to learn of her new-found
happiness. Dr. Stout was formerly
located at Glenwood, Iowa, where he
is well and favorably known, and it
was here that he met the charming
lady he has just claimed as his brid.
He is located at present at Eureka,
Montana, and here the newly weds
will make their future home. The
best wishes for a long and happy
married life will be extended by the
friends here to Dr. and Mrs. Stout.
NOW THE LEGISLATURE
IS BUSY GOING AFTER
THE COUNTY CORONER
From AVcdnesday's Dally
So far as the house is concerned the
office of coroner will be no longer
an advertisement tor unctertaKinrj?
establishments of Nebraska. It has
sent to the senate for tender con
sideration two bills, the one abolishing
the office and the other, which is just
as effective, abolishing the fees of the
office. This did not come to pass
without opposition. The coroners had
heir friends, in fact many more
friends than they had had when the
committee of the whole acted on the
ill This miedit be an indication that
it i.ever pays to say "die." The
friends of the coroner were as fol
lows, the bill passing 57 to 33:
Andersen, Anderson, Brant, Dan,
Elmelund, Evans, Fox, Fries, Fuller,
Fults, Gormley, Hostettler, Ilynek,
Kauffman, Kime, Koch, Lanigan,
Lindsey, Meredith, Meysenburg, Mose
ley. Neff, Nelson, Nutzman, Orr,
Faikinson, Farriott, Fatterson. Rey
nolds of Lincoln, Riescheck, Rudisill,
Only one Lancaster member and not
a single Do-jglas county representa-
tive stood by the down-trodden cor
Registered Jersey Ball
for service. C, . Babbitt, Platts
Mr. Holmes Very Low.
, The reports from the bedside of A
M. Holmes, who is quite ill at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. C. A
Rawls, in this city, do not indicate
that there has been any appreciable
gain in the strength of the patient
and that wing to his advanced years
there is not a great deal of hope to be
entertained for his recovery, as the
malady from which he is suffering is
such as to baffle all that loving hands
and medical treatment could do for
him. This will certainly be most sor
rowful news to his friends through
out the county.
THE STATE SEN
ATE AFTER SCHOOL
If an Investigation Reveals That Such
an Organization Exists It Must
Be "Cut Out" Inslanter.
From Tuesday's Dniiv
If a school teachers' trust is roam
- ing around Nebraska getting iobs for
its members and keeping others out
of jobs it will be dissolved imediate-
K- if not sooner by the state senate
That body yesterday ordered senate
file No. 237 advanced to a third read-
hng. The bill was introduced bv Heniv
of Colfax and Wilson of Dodge. The
introducers said little in explanation
of the measure and its object is still
somewhat of a mysterv
The title of the measure is plain
enough. It says: "For an act to pi-o
hibit the formation of trusts and mo
nopoiies among teachers and to pre-
vent the practice of favoritism amon,
schools and to amend section 114, ar
tide 8, compiled statutes of 1913."
Thp NTphracfca phnnirrocforc' iv
amorg whose members there are some
of the best-known educators in the
state, has been charged by some with
being a close corporation educational
ring, but there is nothing in the bill
that points directly to that organize
tion nor to any other particular or
ganization. The bill as recommended
for passage reads:
"Section 1. Every club, association
or other organization of two or more
teachers, school officers, or school or
departments thereof which shall seek
directly or indirectly to impose any
non-statutory or extra-statutory regu-
Nations or limitations whatever upon
the emalification or eligibility of any
teacher or teachers in any public or
high school in the state of Nebraska
is hereby declared unlawful. Any
teacher remaining or becoming
member of such an organization sha
be deemed guilty of a misdemeano
and upon conviction thereof shall be
nned not less than $25 nor more tha
$100 at the discretion of' the '-ourt
Every school or department of
school remaining or becoming a mem
her of such an organization shall
thereby forfeit its ngnt to share in
the state apportionment for the enr
(rent school year.
"Section 2. Full faith and crerii
shall be given by each legally or
ganized institution in the state of Ne
braska to all scholastic grades ant
credits issued by any other legailj
organized educational institution in
the state of Nebraska. Any educa
tional institution violating the pro
visions of this act shall upon convic
lion thereof be fined in any sum not
to exceed $200 for each offense a
the discretion of the court."
A good thing will always win. Be
fore it can get a firm hold in the fam
ily it must be thoroughly examined
and approved by the mother. Mr,
Andrew Yakus says the following:
"I, the writer of these lines, was suf
fering from a stomach disease for
more than four months, last year.
was advised to use Triner's American
Elixir of Bitter Wine, and this rem
edy helped me am now prfectly
well. This Elixir is well known in
our households. Andrew Yakus, 1453
Pembroke street, Bridgeport, Conn
Triner's American Elixir of Bitter
Wine is indeed a good thing and it
won the favor of all those who used it
in partial or complete loss of ap
petite, poor digestion, constipation
and its complications, pain in the
bowels. Price, $1.00. At drug
stores. J03, Triner, Manufacturer,
1333-1339 So. Ashland Ave., Chicago,
In lumbago and other muscular
pains try Triner's Liniment. Price,
25c and 50c; by mail, 35c and 60c.
Beginning Saturday we will handle
Holsum Bread, for which we have ac
cepted the agency. Try it.
Plattsmouth Basket Store.
III: 1 I i; i " i !; !ifi! ' ! ili ,ii :.". , '' :'!'!! ' " i':ii'':,l
Foot Pockct3 and
are special features
of this splendid
This is lirighton
wear, the much
wear that makes
sleeping in fresh
air so pleasurable.
It's so econcmi
cal ail should wear
We hare your sist!
Come and see k.
WANTED To hear from owner of
good farm for sale. Send cash
price and description. D. F. Bush,
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Plattsmouth State Bank
of Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Charter No. 7fl
Inconoraterl in the state of Nebraska, at the
close of business, February y. lUIS.
Loans and discounts
krerdraf t.s .. .
.( JV 00
1, -'. !
Bonds, securities, judgements, claims
Banking house.f urnil ure ami fixtures
Heal estate other than banking
Current excuses, taxes and interest
Due from national and state banks. .
Checks and other items of exchange
Silver, nickels and cents
Capital stock paid in
... 4.ll(!l H
... 1.-07 1-'
I ndivideu profits
Individual dejiosits sub
ject to cherk $ f-vti:J2 !
Demand certificates of
deposit 3.:5;'3 7'J
Time certificates of de-
lKisit, 1C4.!.V. ".
Certified checks..' None
Cashier's checks out
Due to national and
state banks None - IW.-Vt IV.
Notes and bills re-disconntcd Noli"
Bills payab'e . Nmie
Depositor's guaranty fund I..MJ v.i
Total.. f:r4.30; 1
State or Nebraska, ...
t'nr.MT or CAfS fs I. C. (J. Fricke. as
sistant cashier of the a've named bank, do
hereby swear that the above statement Is
correct and true copy of the rejmrt made to
the Slate Banking Board, C. (.. FKICK F.
,t i w- H- Newem.. Director.
Attest. ( j Be k e R. Director.
Subscrilx-d and sworn to lcfore me tlds 17lli
day of February, 1U15. A. L. Turn.
Notary rubl e.
Seal Myeommission expires Oct. .". l'.M.".
and fashions from
EiJ. V. Price A: Co., are lieie
and ready for the selection of
your Easter clothes. More
men of this community aie
learning each season what
the jrerfect satisfaction of
wearing these custom tailored
clothes means to them.
Even if you don't
want a suit just now, you can
make your selection, while
he assortment is at its best,
and have the suit delivered
whenever you choose.
The suit must please you
erfeetly when it comes or
need not take it. Prices rantre
$20 to $45
Mjii-Bui'nt i tun
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