The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 21, 1916, Page PAGE 8, Image 8

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Lady Corsets
"The Corset That Fits!"
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Our Prices
$1.00 to $3.00
just the one you should have you will find
among the various style we have in "American
Lady Corsets."
We Would Be Glad to Show Them to You Any Time.
Call phones 53 or 54.
We like to serve.
Early this morning Louis Davis,
who has been confined in the county
jail for the past few days as a part
of a thirty days' sentence, passed
away in the jail. Mr. Davis was
brought to this city charged with be
ing an inebriate, and from his ap
pearance it was clear to see that he
was suffering very much from the
effects of his overindulgence. lie
had beeri at the state hospital twice
for treatment but without any suc
cess and as soon as released he had
sible. was done to relieve him, but his
condition gradually grew worse until
death came to his relief. The de
ceased was not married, but leaves a
brother residing at Council Bluffs,
and Sheriff Quinton will endeavor to
get in touch with the relatives to
learn what they desire to do in re
gard to the funeral. The case is a
very sad one as Mr. Davis had com
pletely wrecked his life for nothing.
Smile! Smile! Smile! Not now, but
Thursday evening, September 21, at
the Epworth League business and so
cial meeting. Meeting will be called
to order at 7:30 sharp at church par-
fallen Lack into his old habits, with ; lors. Your eating capacity judged by
the width oi your smile, ana a lee oi
2 cents per cf smile to cover
Everybody wel-2td
The Board of Education Needs More
Money to Build School House
According to Plans.
which might be pursued at this time
and the board submits them to the
choice of the people:
First:- To so decrease the size of
the building as to come within the
$f0,000 in hand. This would mean to
eliminate the seventh and eighth
grades from the building and abandon
the proposed plan, which, according
to the best judgment of the board, the
wisdom of Superintendent Brooks and
the council of the architect are only
sufficient to cover the present require
ments and a normal increase for the
next generation.
Second: To erect the proposed
building and leave a large portion en
tirely unfinished.
Third: To. call upon the voters for
an additional bond issue of $15,000
at a special election to be called, and
thus be enabled to erect and com
plete the proposed building.
The board feels that this is a busi
ness proposition covering one of th
most vital issues of our community
life. We have given hours and day
during the last six months to the
problem of securing a plant of which
the city might be proud, and which
would stand for many years to come
as a home for our school system. We
have endeavored to look upon the
problem, not as one of today or to
morrow, but for the future years
After months of investigation and in
spection we are satisfied that a plant
suitable to the needs of Plattsmouth
cannot be built at the present prices
of material and labor, for $"0,000.
and for this reason we are unanimous
in our opinion' that the third alterna
tive mentioned above is the only
proper solution of the matter.
We therefore submit it with this
brief statement to the judgment ant
wishes of our citizens, whom we fee
are one with us in desiring that the
wise course may be pursued at this
The official set of plans for the
proposed new high school and grade
building is in the hands of the secre
tary of the board, and may be seen
and examined by any person suffi
ciently interested to call at his office
A picture of this building, together
with data concerning its capacity and
facilities is now on display in the win
dow of Warga & Schuldice, and the
public is invited to inspect the same.
The board has endeavored to select a
style of building, both as to architec
ture and construction, which would be
substantial and serviceable; avoiding
expensive and unnecessary ornamen
tation in design and finish. The pur
pose throughout has been to build
tirely necessary changes have been
made which seriously handicap the
instructors and students in the carry
ing out of the high school program.
The board has designated Tuesday,
September 2(5, as the date for the
special election when the voters shall
decide whether or not the additional
$l.r,000 bonds shall be voted. We
strongly urge upon the voters the im
portance of a favorable expression at
this time and feel that, upon the
success of this election, depends our
ability to do for the school system
what we consider absolutely neces
sary for its future success and serv
Respectfully yours,
the result that he finallv succumbed
t its effects. Mr. Davis was attend
ed constantly at the jail by the
county physician and everything pos-
cost of refreshments,
Our Next E
tember 24
At the general election held last
April a bond issue of $50,000 was
voted for the erection of a new High large enough, and provide for only
school and grade building. The those things which are considered es-
Board of Education immediately scntial in the arrangement and op-
thereafter set themselves to the task eration of a reasonably modern high
of securing an architect, deciding upon school and grade building, to accom-
plans, disposing of the bonds and se- modate our present demands and early
curing a contractor to build the build- future requirements
The following prices on Ford Cars and Chassis,
f. o. b. Detroit, becomes effective August 1st:
Ford Chassis.. $325.00
Ford Runabout . 345.00
Ford Touring Car . . 360.00
Ford Coupelet 505.00
Ford Town Car 595.00
Ford Sedan Car 645.00
We guarantee there will be no reduction in the
above prices prior to August 1, 1917, but can not as
sure whatever against an advance in price any time.
After going carefully over the
plans submitted by ten leading archi
tects of Nebraska and Iowa, the firm
chosen was that of Berlinghoff &
Davis of Lincoln, distinguished as
school architects throughout this sec
tion. Various plans were submitted to
them and finally one agreed upon,
which Superintendent Brooks and the
Board of Education considered ade
quate to present needs and probable
future requirements.
Bids were called for covering the
erection, heating, plumbing and light
ing of this building.
Meanwhile the bonds were sold to
Mr. C. C. Parmele of Plattsmouth,
who offered the largest premium for
the same.
This money, $50,000, drawing in
terest, has been delivered and is on
deposit to the credit of the Board of
Education, and interest is being col
lected thereon by the board. The
bonds were voted for the purpose of
erecting a building and the funds
must be used sooner or later for that
The bids from contractors were
opened by the board on Tuesday
afternoon, August 3d. They were
carefully tabulated and considered by
the entire board in session during the
afternoon and evening. The board
was disappointed to find that the bid
ders were all far in excess of the
amount available, $50,000, and while
the lowest bidder on the general con
tract was the local firm of Peters
& Richards, the bid was too high
to permit of letting the contract. The
lowest bid on the electrical work was
also a local firm Warga & Schul
dice. The unforeseen and unprecedented
rise in the price of all building ma
terials since last winter when the
board settled upon the amount to be
asked for at the April election ac
counts for the bids submitted being
so far in excess of the mark set.
The board feels that the public
should be informed of the exact facts
in the case and herewith presents
them, for your consideration, as the
matter of a school building is not a
school board concern, but one which
involves every taxpayer and child in
the city.
There-are "three "courses of action
The enrollment in both the high
school and .seventh and eighth grades
this fall is increased over last year.
The high school proper, enrollment
is 220, and the new building is de
signed to accommodate but 320. So
it can be readily seen that the plan
in this particular is not extravagant.
The crowded condition of the high
school has become such that the cloak
rooms have been converted into reci
tation rooms and the wraps are
placed upon the improvised racks
around the walls of the assembly
room. Other inconvenient but en-
Two suits for divorce have been
filed in the office of the clerk of the
district court for trial at the coming
term of the court. One suit is en
titled Anna Frances Coins vs. John
Coins, in which the plaintiff state.'
they were married at Albia, la., Oc
tober 21, 1012, and on November 12
1912, the defendant deserted tht
plaintiff and has not provided or aided
her in any way, and she asks that a
decree of absolute divorce be granted
and the restoration of her maidtn
name, Anna Micin. A. G. Cole is at
torney for plaintiff. Another suii
filed is that of William H. Bunch vs
Maude E. Bunch, in which the plaint
iff asks for divorce.
The base ball team of Eagle will
be with us next Sunday for one game
of the national sport, and will en
deavor to show the locals a few fine
points about the game, ihe visitors
promise to bring with them one of
the best teams seen here this season
and will put up a first ciass ball
game, that will be well worth seeing.
The Sox will be all ready for their
opponents as they desire to wipe out
the two tlefeats of the last week at
the hands of Greenwood and Nebraska
City, and will be in the game with
determination of winning the bat
tle. A large number of the base ball
fans from the vicinity of Eagle will
accompany their team to this city.
Mrs. Eugene Setz departed this
morning for Omaha, where she will
spend a few hours, and from there
she goes to Talmage, Neb., to spend
few days with Mr. Setz's parents
n that place, and will then go to
agle, where she will enjoy a visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. II.
Valandingham, ami attend the wed
ding of her sister, Miss Myrtle Lyle,
hat will take place at the parents'
home in a few days. Mrs. Setz is
anticipating a very pleasant visit with
the home folks.
repare ror wmio
by making an early selection of your
eating Stove!
Pick out your stove now while we have a
complete line. You can have it delivered
whenever you wish- Prices may be higher
later on.
Ember Day. Friday services: Holy
eucharist at 9 a. m. Intercession. 7:45
p. m. 9-19-3td
Monday afternoon the funeral serv
ices of John Klaurens, one of the
pioneer residents of the county, was
held at his home in Union, near where
he has made his home for so many
years, and the services were attended
by a large number of the old friends
and relatives. The body was laid to
rest in the Union cemetery.
John Klaurens was a native of the
duchy of Luxemberg, where he was
born eighty-four years ago, and when
a young man of 20 years of age he
decided to turn his footsteps- west
ward and embarked to America,
wheie he landed sixty-four years ago.
Mr. Klaurens located at Chicago for
a time, and in 18" came to Cass
county, Nebraska, locating near Un
ion, where he had spent the greater
part of his lifetime and through care
ful management had been able to
spend the last few years resting from
the tcil cf the farm. One of the
earliest residents of Liberty precinct,
he had been able to witness its prog
ress ' and to have had an important
part in the development of the com
munity where he had so long resided
Although lie was handieaped by not
being able to secure the education he
desired, Mr. Klaurens was possessed
oi great ability anti tne spirit oi sac
rifice and thrift which he brought
with him from his native land, and
this fact enabled him to secure a
great success in his resilience in this
county, and his splendid character
lad made him many warm friends
among the old neighbors and asso
ciates with whom he had com inti
mately in touch. Since moving to
Union Mr. Kalurens and wife have
enjoyed their declining years very
much, until the shadow of sickness
came into the home and laid its hand
upon the husband and father. Mr.
Klaurens had been gradually failing
until it was decided to take him to
Omaha, where he entered a hospital,
and passed away there last Saturday
evening. To mourn the death of this
good man there is the widow, Mrs.
Nancy Klaurens and a large family
of children, all of whom have grown
to manhood and womanhood.
Thus is another of the old pioneers
called home to rest, and lessens the
circle of those who have served and
labored in the development of the
county, and pass with a record of
years of toil and service in bringing
to the front what was a wild harder
country in the days when they first
stepped foot in Nebraska.
This afternoon Gotleib Schnasse
came in for a hurried visit with his
aunt, Mrs. F. D. Lehnhoff and daugh
ter, Miss' Tillie, between trains and
the visit was one of rare pleasure
as it has been twenty-seven years
since the relatives met. Mr. Schnasse
resides at Spokane, Wash., and is
east on a brief business trip, and
while he could only spare a few min
utes, ran down to greet his aunt and
cousin. The Schnasse family were
old residents of this city, coming here
something like fifty years ago, and
later, moved to Rapid City, S. D.,
where the parents resided until their
death. From here Mr. Schnasse goes
to Lincoln for a very brief visit be
fore taking the train back for the
northwest. He was accompanied from
Omaha by G. B. Lenhoff.
We desire to express our heartfelt
appreciation to the many kind friends
and neighbors who showed such kind- ;
ly sympathy at the death of our little I
one, and we also desire to thank
these friends for their beautiful flow
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Vaughn,
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Vallery and Fam- '
iiy. i
Cook with Gas the best and cheap-
est at all times. Nebraska Lighting
Co. will tell you about it.
Friday and Saturday
SEPT. 22 AND 23
Stunning New Models from
and Edco
and others equally good, will be
shown for the first time.
Autumn ftftillinery!
Friday and Saturday
SEPT. 22 AND 23
You Choose from Jockey
Models, Colonials,Turbans,Dress
Sailors, Irregulars and Mush
rooms; large and small Sailors
$2.50 to $13.50
A pretty fllower souvenir for each
lady attending.
Trimmings of
Wing, Breast, Jet, Metal, Goura,
Ostrich, Narrow Novelty Rib
bon and Paradise effects.
New Models
of Alberta and Mme Lynn Cor
sets from
$1.00 to $6.00
Also Hair and Toilet Goods of
the better quality.
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