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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1915.
OUS IN USE OF
State Fire Commissioner Sends Out
His Annual Appeal on the
From Wednesday's Daily.
Each year, despite the warnings of
fire commissioners and other officials,
the celebration of the Fourth of July
by the use of explosives and the shoot
ing of cannons and large dynamite
crackers has caused a great number
of injured and killed and the number
who each year suffer from this prac
tice seems almost incredable to be
lieve. There certainly should be some
steps taken to prevent any more of
this unnecessary damage being done
to lives and property:
In the past ten years a total of
H1,S0S people, the equivalent of near
ly forty regiments, were killed or in
jured in the celebration of the Fourth
of July. This startling and appalling
fact, complied by the Journal of the
American Medical association, should
be given serious thought by the
American people. The Fourth of July
is undoubtedly our greatest national
holiday. The commemoration of our
independence as a nation, the declara
tion of our freedom and liberty to the
world, the severing forever of the
yolk of allegiance to any foreign
power, is indeed worthy of a most
solemn and impressing celebration.
But this commemoration, this celebra
tion does not necessarily mean that
we must vent our enthusiasm and our
patriotism in cannon-like noise, ex
plosives and bursts of colored fire.
This seemed to be the old-fashioned
idea of celebrating the Fourth. Indeed
we think this method of celebrating
the Fourth was a remnant of the
revolutionary war itself. So soon
after the war in which we vanquished
the enemy with shot and shell our
people and our country were still
hearing the roaring of cannon in
their ears, and as indeed nothing
could so well recall their mighty vic
tory over their powerful enemy as the
sound of the very guns that drove
the hated enemy from their shores,
we can well understand why and how
noise and fire, the louder and bright
er the 'more' "effective, was u.ed to
commemorate their Independence
day. But now as none of the partic
ipants of that great victory are alive
to recall the magnificent fight against
fearful odds, as the sound of cannon
and explosives would bring no fami
liar recollection, then would it not be
better to celebrate the day with sug
gestions of peace rather than with
the horrors of war? Celebrations
rich with patriotic sentiment can be
planned and participated in by old
and young without the burning of
powder in various forms.
Let us join the humanitarian func
tion with that of the economic in pre
venting loss of life and loss of prop
erty by fire.
Nebraska for the past couple of
years has been very fortunate in that
no serious loss of life and property
has been caused by fireworks. We
trust the compaign of the Fire Com
mission Department for a safe and
Kane Fourth is bearing fruit. The
Model Fourth sentiment should be
actively advocated by women's clubs,
city officials, civic organizations,
Commercial clubs, etc. The move
ment could be given unqualified in
dorsement by published resolutions.
Especially prepared programs for
celebrations, eliminating the deadly
and nerve-racking features could be
furnished different communities. Pub
lie patriotic speaking on our great
war of the revolution, historical
pageants, picnic dinners, golf, tennis,
base ball, etc., are available and sen
sible ways of celebrating the Fourth.
Merchants should not sell ex
plosives. Their little profit is nom
inal and they could well forget it.
There is really no lack of adequate
and legal measures under which
town and city authorities can enforce
sane Fourth celebrations. Many of
our larger eastern cities prohibited
by law the sale or use of fireworks
We would suggest that the different
cities and villages of Nebraska pass
ordinances prohibiting the sale or
use of fireworks.
The Fire Commission Department
urges you to render your personal as
sistance to make July 4th, 1915, clean
and free from all fatalities and de
structive fires; each citizen of the
state should feel his personal re
sponsibility in this matter and should
do his share to eliminate any loss of
life or property.
Come to Plattsmouth Saturday aft
ernoon and attend the free Band Con
cert and Unicycle act. Free auction
of all farm produce brought in. Con
cert starts at 1:30.
COMMISSIONERS IN SES
SION YESTERDAY AND TODAY
From Wetlnesaar Daily.
The board of county commissioners
have been busy for the past two days
in looking after the business of the
county at their session, and also in
looking over a number of pieces of
property which the owners protested
to the board at the equalization of the
county tax assessment, and will pre
pare to take up the different claims
that were preserted to the board last
week as a board of equalization. In
addition to this a large number of
claims have been presented and pass
ed on, as well as other matters that
demanded the immediate attention of
the board as matters of routine busi
RIVER BOTTOM IS
From Wednesday's raPv.
The land east of the Burlington
right-of-way near the depot, which
had so far this year escaped the usual
high water overflow, yesterday was
covered to a considerable extent by
the flood water from the Platte river,
which made it way onto the land
ihrough the government riffe range
north of the city, and came on down
south, covering a considerable extent
of the ground that had been planted
to corn by the parties farming the
land. The Missouri river, which was
quite high, threatened for a time to
break over the banks just east of the
resilience of Tom Stokes, but strenu
ous work on the part of Mr. Stokes
and Will Hartwick saved the land
from being completely submerged.
and may result in saving a part of the
corn crop planted, as the water from
the Platte has covered the lowlands in
the west part of the farm and this
may subside in time to allow replant
ing. If steps were taken to throw up
a dike along the Platte above the wa
ter works ar.d adjoining the rifle
range it might be possible to stop loss
from the floods.
MISS EDNA MORRISON
ENTERTAINS IN HON
OR OF SISTER-IN-LAW
From Wednesday's PaUy.
Yesterday afternoon Miss Edna
Moirison entertained a number of her
firends at a delightful kensington in
honor of her sister-in-law, Mrs.
George Morrison, of Topeka. Kansas,
who is makirg an extended visit in
this city. The young ladies spent the
greater portion of the afternoon ply
ing the busy needle, while sociability
reigned supreme. Various other
amusements calculated to make the
occasion a most enjoyable one, were
also indulged in and a number of
snapshots of the merry company were
taken. Duricg the course of the aft
ernoon's entertainment tempting re
freshments were served. On their de
parture the guests expressed their
warmest thar. ks to the hostess for her
kind hospitality and the jolly good
time afforded them.
Those invited were: Misses Alice
and Hazel Tuey, Esther and Mattie
Larson, Jennie Batton, Martha Bar
ker, Mary Wetenkamp, Golda NcMe,
Elizabeth Kerr, Ola Kaffenberger,
Mesdames W. A. Stempel of Lincoln,
Jennings Seivers and Ed Roman.
IF YOU HAVE ANY
THING TO SELL BRING
IT IN SATURDAY
From Wednesday's rally.
In connection with the free public
entertainment to be held here on Sat
urday afternoon next, there will be
held a free public auction, at which
anything from an automobile to a
bushel of ccrn that may be brought
in by the farmers will he sold at auc
tion by Col. W. R.- Young, the auc
tioneer, and those who have anything
they woald like to have disposed of
should come in and bring their goods
with them and they will be put on the
block and sold. The hand concert and
free act will be given to please the
people and the auction should prove a
good feature of;, the afternoon's pro
gram of events if there is anyone who
desires to have their products offered
for sale in this manner.
For dyspepsia, our national ailment,
use Burdock Blood Bitters. Recom
mended for strengthening digestion.
purifying the blood. At ll drug
stores. $1.00 a bottle.
MISS HILDA BARWICK
AND P. W. GOFFMAN
UNITED IN MARRIAGE
From Wednesday's l"aily.
Last evening at 8 o clock, at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Barwick, in tho vouth part
of the city, occurred the marring j of
Mr. Perry W. Coffman and Miss Hilda
Barwick. The wedding was a very
quiet one, only the members of the
family being present to witness the
ceremony, which was performed by
Rev. Mr. Reynolds of the United
Brethren church, and the service was
one most impressive and solemn, as
these two young people were united
in the bonds of holy wedlock.
Both of the newly wedded people
have been reared in this city anil are
well and favorably known to a large
circle of friends, who will learn with
much pleasure of their intention to
take up life's journey together. The
bride is a member of the teaching
force of the city school and is a young
lady highly esteemed and held in the
greatest of affection by those who
know her best. The groom is a young
man held in high esteem by a large
number of friends. They expect to
continue to make their home in this
city, which will be most pleasing news
to their many friends.
RELAYING WALK ON WiNTER
STEEN HiLL NOW IN PROGRESS
From Wednesday's Prill v.
The work of re-laying the walk on
Wintersteen Hill, which was ordered
some time ago by the city council, is
progressing nicely and the walk is be
ing placed along a line that will do
away with the necessity of having it
curved around the approach to the
hill, and it will be relaid in a manner
that will prove much more satisfac
tory to the residents of that section
of the city. The lots at the foot of
the hill have been grade! down and
the walks, run along on a part of the
lot, as the property was turned over
to the city by Judge Newell, the own
er, in order to assist in the work of
having the walk straightened out and
placed in proper shape. The work
will be found to be a great improve
HESSIAN FLY IS VERY AC
TIVE IN MANY LOCALITIES
Frm VdneslaVs Dallr.
The reports from throughout the
county indicate that a great deal of
damage is being inflicted on the wheat
by the Hessian fly, which is very
active, and from a great many lo
calities come reports of what loss they
are causing to the growing crops. The
pest has not been active in this coun
ty for the past few years, but appears
to have invaded this state from Kan
sas, where they done a great deal of
damage to the wheat. Just hov
serious the damage has been to the
wheat probably will not be uncovered
until harvest time, when thee icp is
gafhercd. The wheat in the southctvi
part of the county appears to have
suffered a great deal more from this
pet than other localities, although
the fly has been found in other parts
of the county in quite large numbers.
UNCLAIMED LETTER LIST.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Following is the list of letters re
maining uncalled for at the postofT.co
at Plattsmouth on Mjndny, June 21.
If not called for by Jul .", 1915, they
will be sent to the dea l letter oiiicc:
Mr. Ward Barr.
Mr. George Burton.
Mr. Morris Lloyd.
C. II. Kearney.
Mr. Hamilton Marks.
Mr. Floyd Urvin.
Rev. A. Jacobs (postcard)
D. C. MORGAN, Postmaster.
When preparing for a picnic
or outing, remember that the
J Journal office is the headquar
i ters for picnic sets, paper
$ plates, picnic cups, tablecloths
f and lunch cloths. We have the
J individual paper tablecloths
J 63x84 inches, as well as the in-
! dividual lunch cloths. Come in
I- and see them. Picnic sets at
J 10 cent3; paper plate, 5 cents a
dozen, and cups, 8 in a packaee.
10 cents a package.
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THERE WILL BE A GREAT PIC
TURE AT m DOME TONIGHT
This evening, in addition to the '
splendid attraction of "The Absentee," i
there will be given a special two-reel !
feature showing the construction of
the Ford cars at the factory in . De
troit. This picture shows exclusive
Ford factory scenes and will be a
splendid feature in addition to the
regular program and all will be shown
for 5 and 10 cents. This is one of the
best films of its kind and will alone
be well worth seeing, as it gives an in
sight into the making of these popular
cars r.nd will be a rare treat to those
who have never seen anything of this
Charming Daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Chris Wohlfarth United in Mar
riage to Mr. Frank Downey.
Last evening at 8 o'clock the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wohlfarth, on
North Fourth street, was the scene of
a very pretty wedding, when their
daughter. Miss Clara, was united In
marriage to Mr. Frank Downey of St.
Joseph, Missouri, in the presence of
a large number of relatives and inti
mate friends of the young people who
were entering on their wedded life.
The marriage lines were read by Rev.
A. F. Ploetz, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church of Scotland, S
D., an uncle of the bride, and the
beautiful ring service made most im
pressive as the minister pronounced
the words that joined for life these
two more estimable young people.
Preceding the wedding Mr. John Gor
dcr sang "Oh, Promise Me," by De
Koven. the accompaniment being play
ed by Mrs. Govder. The Mendelssohn
wedding march was played softly by-
Mrs. W. C. Tippens as the brida
party descended the stairs to the par
lor, where the ceremony was perform
ed. The bridesmaid. Miss Anna
Wohlfarth, sister of the bride, with
the best man, Mr. L. L. McCarthy
I receded the bride, who descended the
stairs with the groom. The costume
cf the bride was a very charming one
rf embroidered white silk voile with
a long flowing bridal veil. Her bou
quet was of Bride roses and lilies of
the valley. Miss Wohlfarth, the
bridesmaid, was gowned in a hand
home diess of pale green voile am
carried a large bouquet of pink rose
The parlor, where the wedding cere
mony was held, was decorated very
artistically with white daisies and
gren foliage, making a very pretty
picture for the happy occasion, while
on the staircase the white daisies and
greens were used most effectively to
add to the beauty of the occasion
The dining room, where a dainty four-
course luncheon was served following
the wedding cermony, was decorated
with red Rambler roses and foliage in
profusion. The luncheon was served
by Misses Dorothy Gorder of Weeping
Water, Catherine Gorder, Etna Wohl
farth and Gertrude Seelimicr of Oma
ha and Miss Louise Gorder. The
guests were received at the door by
Mr?. August Cloida, Miss Jesse Moore
and Mrs. John Gorder, while the pres
ents, which were numerous and very
handsome, were in charge of Mis'?
After the happy young people had
been showered with congratulations of
the culmination of their happiness, the
bride was called upon to bestow her
bouquet on some of the friends, and
gave them a very pleasant surprise
when she bestowed the beautiful
flowers among her friends of the
Priscilla club and gave each a chance
to tempt fortune.
The newly wedded couple drove via
auto to Omaha, from where they go
to Ames, Iowa, for a visit there for a
short time with the relatives of Mr.
Downing, and on their return will be
at home to their friends at St. Jos
The bride is one of Plattsmouth's
most charming daughters and it is
with the deepest regret that her
fuends part with her, but with their
best wishes for years of joy and hap
piness, which she so well deserves.
The groom is a splendid young man
who has been in the train service of
the Burlington out of this city for a
number of years, and is a fine young
man in every sense of the term and
well deserving of the charming lady
he has secured for a helpmate.
Smoke the "Exquiseto" and "Eagle,"
the best 5c cigarB. Herman Spies,
75o TO S1.50
BANK OF CASS G8UNTY
GIVE FREE TICKETS
TO RURAL PATRONS
The Bank of Cass County will af
ford their patrons and friends from
out in the county a treat on Saturday
next and will give away to all persons
from out in the county free tickets to
the Gem theater, which will allow
them to enjoy a most delightful hour':
entertainment without cost. The tick
ets will be at the bank and anyone do
siring them can have tickets for th
whole family by calling for them. Th
show will start at 1:30 Saturday aft
ernoon and continue all afternoon an
will furnish a most pleasing treat, a
an excellent program will be secure
for this special day. When in tow
be sure and call at the bank and re
ceive these free tickets and enjoy th
treat the Bank of Cass County has t
courteously extended to their friends
THINK TKEY HAVE
CHECK FORGERS AT
The bad check writers who were so
lucky in their operations in this city
some time ago, appear to have run
up against a snag, as two men
answering their description have been
taken up at Toledo, Ohio, and are
now there awaiting action by the
authorities in the cities where they
are desired as the men wanted in sev
eral different places on the same
charge as that preferred against them
The first intimation of their having
been taken up was yesterday after
noon when Sheriff Quinton received a
card from the authorities at Toledo
togelher with a description of the
men and their photographs, which had
been taken in the jail at Toledo. The
photographs were shown to Messrs
Adolph Geise and Philip Thierolf, as
well as Ed Egenberger, who had been
made victims of the operations of the
men, and they were positive that the
men were the same ones that had
visited their places of business and
succeeded in fretting by with the
"phoney"' checks. One of the men
made his operations at the Falter &
Thierolf store and Geise's, while the
other was working at Egenberger's,
and together they secured quite
neat little sum. They ore also want
ed at Lincoln, and Sheriff Quinton
will get in touch with the authorities
at the capital city to learn what they
desire to do in that city in regard to
The checks passed in Lincoln were
all less than $10, while here they were
all three over $20 in value. The men,
if brought back, will probably be given
a pretty stiff, shot if proven guilty, as
the offense is one that will keep them
locked up for some time at least.
The latest jwngs published will be
played by Holly's orchestra at Coates
hall Saturday night.. Hear these Fox
Trots: "On the 5:15," "I Want to
Linger," "Log Cabin Rag," "I'm on
My Way to Bublin Bay," "The Steeple
Chasje," "Sam Fox Trot," "My Bird of
Paradise,' "Shakespearian Love,"
'My Little Dream Girl."
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
Tho Kind You Have Always BaiigM
The Clever Styling
which is found in
our QUALITY CLOTHES has made them the style standard
for the best dressers in the town. Why take chances with
other brands these cost but little more. Best qualities $20
to $35. The unmatchable Styleplus $17.
5? SpOrt Wear a sport shirt they're new they're
comfortable. Our juices 75c to $V y
$2. Xew gjiort ties 50c to $1. fcVMJ
THE NEW OVERLAND GAR
ViTH THE KNIGHT MOTOR
On July 17 the Willys Overland Co.
will announce their 84 model. This car
will have a Knight motor and will bj
the first car with this type motor to
sell under $1,500.00, and will perhaps
be the most startling announcement
of any car in the automobile line.
The Knight motor has been used for
years in the highest priced European
cars, and only the tremendous output
of Willys Overland Co., which is sec
ond only to one company in the world,
enables them to put out a car with a
Knight motor at less than $1,200.00.
In the last month I have sold the
following Overland cars: A. S. Cole,
Model 80; John Bergman, jr., Model
SO; Frank Bergman, Model 82; John
Hirz, Model 83; John Burchler,
MRS. EMMA PEASE SUFFER
ING FROM ATTACK OF GRIPPE
Mrs. Emma Pease, who has been
suffering from a very severe attack
of the grippe for the past week is now
showing much improvement and is
able to be up and around, although
still weak from the effects of the at
tack of the malady. This will be most
pleasing to her many firends, who
have been greatly worried over her
condition for the past few days.
Any skin itching is a temper teaser.
The more you scratch the worse it
itches. Doan's Ointment is for piles,
eczema any skin itching. 50c at all
Attention, Summer Tourist!
If you're going
two or three days we
Pig-Skin bag, re-enforced
locks; IT and 18 inches long, full leather
lined: iood looking: made for hard knocks. Hk OU
For a ten-day-trip,
Coivhide suit case; 14 inches long; cloth
lined; well trimmed; steel frame.
New fiber case 24x2ti-inch lengths, good for J-
hard usage. Special travel time jrice tpleUU
For those who are going to the
Coast; see our Rite Hite wardrobe trunk; dark green
fiber outBide; cloth lined;
or dresses, and no wrinkles
rive at your destination-
for the other articles of wear. Price. . .
Mat tins and Cane Cases and High-Grade Bags and
Suit Cases not listed above
I- REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Farmers' State Bank to
Bank of Commerce, lot
178, Louisville. Con
sideration $ 1.00
Ira Bates to C. L. Bates, SW
quarter SE quarter, 21-11-14;
NW quarter NE
quarter, 28-11-14. Con
Emil Walters to Anna K.
Walters, block 4, lots 1 to
3, block 3, Richie Place.
J. II. Tarns to S. P. Madsen,
lots 6 and 7, block 8,
O'Neill's addition to City.
Mathilde Peterson to George
Maier, lots 14 and 15,
Louisville. Consideration 1,000.00
W. E. Rosencrans to J. P.
Falter, et al., lot 13, Por
ter Place, City. Considera
Doan's Regulets are recommended
by many who say they operate easily,
without griping and without bad after
effects. 25c at all drug stores.
!?! .WVV?. .?.!!
DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT.
A social dance will be given
by the Cosmopolitan Club at
Coates' hall Saturday, June 2o
Everybody cordially invited to
attend. All the latest song hits
will be played by Holly's or
chestra. Letter files at the Journal office.
for a short jaunt
suggest our new Black
corners, substantial brass
room to hang 10 to 'l suits
when you ar
Plenty of tills
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