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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
ANOTHER EXPLANATION OF
THE CALF DOINGS AT
THE PEOPLES STORE
Editor Journal: In reference to
statement in Monday evening's Jour
nal, where you state the proprietors
of the People's Store were fined, etc.,
we kindly ask that you make the fol
lowing correction (the little item in
Wednesday's Journal far from gives
us justice). As for us having for
sale said calf is as false as hades.
It is true we butchered a cow that
contained an unborn calf; as it was
getting dark out in the country where
we butchered, we brought the calf to
town for its hide. It could not be
possible for us to sell such calf for
meat any fool could see "that there
was not enough meat on it to sell.
Of course we pleaded guilty to hav
ing said calf in our possession, were
fined and paid the fine. We admit we
are greenhorns, having been in Amer
ica only about three years, and know
nothing of its laws. The reason for
paying fine simply was we got scared
was afraid of trouble; never was
before a court before and never had
seen an attorney before we were
taken before the judge, and really did
not know what to do. They tried to
get us for the Egenberger cow that
came back, and it seems as though
someone wants to ruin our business
or run us out of town. Should we
ever be caused any trouble again a
fyie will not be paid so easy. Our
eye-teeth are cut now and experience
is well worth the price we paid.
THE PEOPLE'S STORE.
, Pratt's Lice Killer will keep your
chickens free from mites. ' Charles E.
Mrs. Ben Hankinson was among
those going to Omaha this afternoon,
to visit for a few hours at the whole
" -Overland Garisfc
6-Cylindcr 7-Passengcr Touring Car $1145.00
4- " 5- " Willys-Knight 1125.00 " " "
4- " 5- " Model 83 Overland 695.00 " " "
i; 4- " . 5- " " 75 " 615.00 " " "
i 41 " 2- " " 75 595.00 " " , .. "
To dateihe Willys-Overland Company has manufactured and shipped
over 125,000 1916 Model Automobiles, which is more than double of any
automobile manufacturer with the exception of one. It is also more cars
than the Overland Co. themselves made for 1914 and 1915 combined. We
have cars of each model in stock and will be pleased to demonstrate same.
ale Friday and- Saturday
50 Stylish Trimmed Hats
$4.85 for Hats worth $9.00 $2.85
New Sport Hats in Fancy Colors as Low
Hats Trimmed Free! d uring this sale when either frame
During Months of June, July and August this Store will Clase
LAST SOCIAL EVENT
OF THE CLASS OF '16
The last social event of the class
of '1G befoie graduation was held at
the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs.
George E. Dovey on Monday evening,
when Charles Dovey entertained his
classmates at their " farewell. The
members of the class, with the facul
ty and Superintendent and Mrs. W.
G. Brooks, were in attendance, and
the event will long be very pleas
antly remembered. The evening was
spent in games and great pleasure
was derived from these pastimes for
several hours. Supeiintendent Brooks
gave a few very pleasing remarks to
the members of the class on their
pleasant association ;during the school
life, and Floyd Stone favored the
gathering with a fine vocal numU.
During the evening dainty refresl
ments were served, which added very
much to the pleasure of the occasion.
The color scheme used in the decora
tions was lavender and white, the
class colors, and added a very pretty
touch to the handsomely arranged
rooms. At near the midnight hour
the guests departed homeward, feel
ing that they had been treated most
loyally in this, the last class gather
ing they would hold as classmates in
VERY TINE STRAWBERRIES
The Journal office today received a
box of very fine strawberries from
the Alexander nurseries of this city
that certainly are toothsome and
delicious. Mr. Alexander and son are
raising five distinct varieties of the
berries and expect to have fifty bush
els of the delicious fruit for sale.
Theie is a box of the berries on ex
hibition in the show windows at the
Journal office, where prospective cus
tomers can see them.
MRU A ociaoE:
DELIGHTFUL MEETING OF
KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF '
SECURITY TUESDAY NIGHT
The Knights and Ladies of Secur-
ity held a most delightful meeting on '
Tuesday evening at the rooms in the
Woodman building, and for the occa
sion a large number of the members
were present. The chief business of
the evening was the initiation of
seven new members into the order
and their instruction into the mys
teries of the lodge by the degree
team, composed of Misses Nettie
Moore, Mrs. Emma Pease, Bertha
Bonge, Helen Egenberger, Helen
Hunter, Goldie Noble, Mrs. Drusella
Franks, Ina Dalton, Opal Fitzgerald,
Margaret Wohlfarth, Hermie Wind
ham and Mrs. A. O. Moore. Fifteen
applications were passed upon and
the applicants will be initiated at the
next regular meeting on next Thurs
day evening. After the business of
the lodge had been disposed of the
members enjoyed a pleasant social
time and in partaking of the dainty
and delicious refreshments that had
been provided for the occasion.
UNVEILING OF WOODMAN
CIRCLE MONUMENTS JUNE 4
The unveiling of two Woodman Cir
cle monuments will take place at
Oak Hill cemetery, Sunday, June 4,
at 3 o'clock p. m. To these cere
monies the public is cordially invited.
Miss Dora Alexander, supreme clerk
of the Woodman Circle, will be the
orator. All officers and members hav
ing part in the ceremonies are re
quested to meet at the hall Sunday
at 2 p. m. sharp.
MRS. MAUDE BUNCH,
Get your meat meal (or tankage)
for hogs from C. E. Hartford. Just
leeeived a fresh shipment.
assured, jdveryuouy wvtieu.
in Hemp, Milan, Braid
for Hats worth $5.00
or trimming is bought here.
at 6 p. m.; open 8:30 a. m
CLAY TYLER IS IMPROVING
Clay Tyler, who was operated on
a few days ago for an abscess in his
side, is reported as being on the way
to complete recovery and in a week
or ten days will be able to be up and
around. This is most pleasing news
and the friends of this estimable gen
tleman will be mighty glad to see him
back with them.
PICTURES OF TWO CLASS
PLAYERS IN WGRLD-HERALD
The Omaha World-Herald of yes
terday contained a very handsome
picture of Miss Doris Vallery and
Philip T. Campbell, the two leading
characters in the class play of the
class of '15, which was presented
here last Monday evening. The por
traits are excellent of these two
young people and very pleasing to
their friends. Miss Vallery gave to
the play a most charming personality
and stage presence that did a great
deal toward making it such a splen
did success, and it is to be hoped that
in the future she may be persuaded
to afford the public an opportunity
of witnessing more of her ability in
this line. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Vallery and a member
of one of the leading families of the
FINED $100 FOR SPEEDING
AND RESISTING AN OFFICER
This afternoon, before Judge Bee
son, John Riley,- the man who was
arrested at Eagle last week, charged
with speeding and resisting an offi
cer, was arraigned and, after the sub
mission of the evidence, was given a
line and costs amounting to $100,
which he paid and was released. This
is the case where Marshal Fred
Spahnle of Eagle was injured, by
falling from an automobile whose
driver he had placed under arrest for
speeding through that village, and as
they turned the corner of the O street
road in Eagle the marshal was pushed
or 1 ell trom the running board ol
the car, and an attempt made by the
driver of the car to dash for liberty
back to Lincoln, but was prevented
by the car running into a ditch.
$100 Reward, 5100
The readers of this paper will bo
pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure in all its stages and
that is catarrh. Catarrh beins greatly
influenced by constitutional conditions
requires constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Medicine is taken internally and
acts thru the Blood on the Mucous Sur
faces of the System thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease, Riving- the
patient strength by building up the con
stitution and assisMner nature in doing its
work. The proprietors have so much
faith In the ciiratlve powers of Hall's
Catarrh Medicine that they offer One
Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails
to cure. Send for list of testimonials.
Address F. J. CHF.NEY & CO.. Toledo.
Ohio. Sold by all Druggist. 75c.
Fire Insurance One Year
Fire and Theft Insurance 1 Year
We write your insurance at the same
rate each year if we get the insurance
on your new cars. '
T. H POLLOGEI,
. Riley Block
Measure Intended to Protect
MEETS MUCH OPPOSITION.
Advocates Hold That Some Stores Sell
Well Advertised Goods at Loss So as
to Induce Customers to Buy Other
Things Opponents Say It Would
Drive Little Men Out of Business.
Interest in the so called "Stephens
hill." which will legalize contracts be
tween producers and merchants for the
resale of articles sold under trade
mark or special brand at a standard
uniform price, lias been renewed by
the result of the referendum recently
held by the Chamber of Commerce of
the United States. The history of this
referendum dates back to October,
11)14, when u committee was ivipointed
by the National Chamber of Hnmeree
to investigate the subject of the main
tenance of resale prices.
After several months' investigation
it returned a report giving with detail
the arguments for and against price
maintenance and ending with this con
clusion: "Your cenraiitti-e is convinced
that legislation permitting the main
tenance of resale prices, under proper
restrictions, en identified merchandise,
for voluntary purchase, made and sold
under competitive conditions, would be
to the best interest of the. producer.
the distributor and the purchasing pub
lic or consumer."
Objections were heard from mer
chants who are opposed to the enforce
ment of uniform resale prices. The
committee was instructed to make a
further investigation and submit an
other report. Percy S. Straus of New
York and Frederick II. Kike of I 'ay
ton, O., were added to the committee to
represent the opposition, and their alti
tude was wotl known.
A second report was divided, seven
of the members of the enlarged com
mittee reiieratins the conclusion of th
year before, while Mr. Sinus, Mr. Kike
and Mr. Armstrong signed a minority
leport d .via ring they were "unable to
approve of the principle f price main
tenance as being in the public interest.
We rcoouitreTid therefore that no fed
eral legislation be enacted on the sub
ject at this time."
Chamber Holds Referendum.
As a result of this divided report the
National Chamber of Commerce held a
referendum to leuni the position of its
members, and the result of the ballot
ing is a victory for the advocates of
The lis'nt for and against the uniform
price principle has been lively. The
American Pair Trade league, an organ
ization of wholesale" and retail mer
chants and producers, was aggressive
in the affirmative, while the big city
department store, mail order house and
trading stamp associations did effective
work in the negative. Speakers en
gaged in joint debute before various 1 -cal
cii.nnbers of commerce and boards
The opponents of standard uniform
prices on well known goods are found
ia the large cities mail order houses,
big department stores, cut rate drug
stores and chain grocery stores that
insist they have a right to sell goods
at any price they please and to use
them hi any way they please once the
goods have been paid for. The smaller
retailers and merchants doing business
lu the smaller town as a rule, have
favored the standard price proposition,
as they seldom cut prices on advertised
trademark fronds, and they feel the
competition of the larger stores that
use cut prices as an advertisement and
to give the impression that they sell all
articles at correspondingly low prices.
Advocates of the principle of uniform
prices have urged that cut prices were
used by big business to crush little
competitors; that low prices 'on well
known brands of goods were made sole
ly with the intent of luring customers
into their stores where they would
buy other goods ou which the prices
not only had not been cut, but had
actually been raised.
Several bills relating to the subject
are now pending in congress. Two
bills, similar in general tenor, but (
different in details, were introduced by !
Representative Dan V. Stephens of .
Nebraska. Senator Ashurst Introduced
in the senate a bill identical with one
of the Stephens measures, and Senator
P.orah of Idaho has also introduced a
bill along the same lines.,
. The Stephens bill is- permissive in its
provisions and Is In no sense com
pulsory. It merely provides that a
grower (meaning the farmer) or pro
Uiit'er of an article sold under a trade
mark or special brand may register it
in Washington and tile a schedule of
the prices at which the article is to be
sold at wholesale and at retail. The
producer or manufacturer is required
to make uniform terms to all dealers
and all' consumers. Merchants who
desire to handle the goods must sell
them at no more and no less than the
Objections to the bill are based on
the claim that it is in the Interest of
producers and that it will give them
the power to controi prices to their
own advantage and to the detriment
of the retailer. The,measiire is also
declared to be cumbersome in its pro-
visions and to have such an endless ;
amount of red tape that it would com
plicate simple business affairs.
A iopular priced cabinet style stove. Two burners under the oven
section. Just one burner is sufficient for all oven purposes. The extra
burner is convenience when it is desired to preheat the oven quickly.
Open grate in bottom of oven makes it possible to use oven burners for
grate surface cooking by opening oven door and removing racks.
On wash day", for example, the boiler can be heated on the two outside
burners while the oven burner's may be used to cook your mid-day meal.
Groceries, Meats, Fruits
Our grocery department is complete and every article is
guaranteed under the pure food law:
The best Coffee, per pound 25c
Extra nice Sweet Corn, 2 cans for 15c
Extra fine Peas, 2 cans for 1 5c
Best Evaporated Milk, 10c cans, 3 for 25c
Best Evaporated Milk, 5c cans, 6 for 25c
Large cans Tomatoes 1 5c, 2 for... .'25c
Small cans Tomatoes 10c, 3 for 25c
In our meat department you will find what you want
pure, fresh and wholesome Swift & Co. government
stamped products. We do some butchering ourselves
g and in this way can sell pure,
for less than goods bought from packing houses, upon
which we must pay transportation charges.
Round Steak, per pound 1 72C
Beef Roast, per pound 13!2C
Boiling Beef, per pound 1 0c
Nice Pineapples, 2 for 1 5c. Get your fruit for canning
now. Fresh Vegetables at the lowest market price. We
pay 26c for Butter and 1 8c per dozen for Eggs.
The Above Prices are
SOUTH SIXTH STREET-
THANKING THEIR FRIENDS
The ladies of St. Mary's guild, who
were in charge of the auto Ifne to
i'nd from the cemetery on Decoration
day, desire to express to their friends
and patrons their appreciation of the
patronage afforded them and which
resulted in a sum to be applied on
the church work. They especially de
sire to thank those who so kindly
donated their cars for the occasion.
Remember ths Journal carries the
finest line of stationery in town, and
can please all in this line of goods.
A large stock of the season's best styles from a prom
inent Eastern maker have just been marked and placed
on our tables. Most of them are of plaid and striped
ginghams trimmed in white and matched plain colors.
Wonderfully attractive styles and real values.
AGES 8 TO 14
Prices 65c, $1, $1.25, $1.65
E. G. Dovey & Son
Combines a four-burner
stove, tireless cooker,
oven, cabinet and warm
ing shelf into one com
pact yet roomy complete
wholesome and fresh meats
for Three Days Only!
Tuesday, June 6, from 7 to 8 p. m:,
the children of St. Luke's church
school will give an entertainment at
the church lawn. There will be kin
dergarten games, folk songs and
dances, a "Mother Goose" dialogue
and the winding of the May pole. No
tickets are to be sold and the public
is cordially invited. A silver offering
will be taken to add to the repair
fund of the church. Should the
weather be unfavorable the entertain
ment will be given the first pleasant
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