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MONDAY, OCTOBER 9t-191f
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY IOURNAE.
COST OF LIVING
Tlour, Potatoes, Meat, Butter, Eggs
and Other Produce Continue
Washington, Oct. 3. Marked in
crease in the cost of living is shown
in the rising tendency of prices of the
foodstuffs on October 1, reports of
which are just being received at the
Department of Agriculture from the
principal markets of the country.
With flour selling at prices higher
than at any time since the civil war,
due principally to the shortage of the
wheat crop this year, the cost of po
tatoes has mounted for the same rea
son. Meat prices continue to advance
with prices being paid producers of
meat animals showing almost 24 per
cent over what was paid a year ago.
Butter, eggs and cheese all are selling
at higher prices for this time of the
year than they were last year and
iit'ans show an increase of more than
70 per cent over a year ago because
of the short crop. Onions are more
than 50 per cent higher and cabbages
more than 40 per cent higher.
September Prices Up.
Prices paid to producers of farm
products increased 9.3 per cent dur
ing August, while during the last
eight years these prices have shown
a decrease of about 2.1 per cent dur
ing that month. September began
with the index figures of these prices
21. . per cent higher than it was a
Cutter was selling about 12 per
cent higher than a year ago, accord
ing to the statistics available today at
the Department of Agriculture. The
price was one cent a pound higher
than it had been in the last eight
years at this time of year. Eggs
were selling five cents a dozen higher
than last year, but were lower for the
period than in several of the last
Potatoes were selling 11(5 per cent
higher than a year ago.
Cheese showed an increase in price
of more than 23 per cent over a year
ago and was higher than it had been
in the last eight years, being IV2C
a pound more than the highest price
in those years. Hogs were selling 25
per cent higher than a year ago, beef
cattle more than 7 per centhigher,
veal more than 10 per cent 'higher,
sheep more than 8 per cent higher
and Iambs more than 20 per cent 1
Chicago, Oct. 3. Staple foods, such
as butter, eggs and cheese have ad
vanced in the last year nearly 50 per
cent in price on the Chicago market,
according to reports today from deal
ers in provisions, and even greater in
creases are shown in the prive of po
tatoes, cabbages and onions.
Potatoes have more than tripled in
value, having advanced from 48c a
bushel to $1.45. Cabbage is selling
today for 3 a barrel as against G5c
a year ago. Onions that sold for GOc
a sack in 1915, are now bringing
SI. 35. Flour has increased more than
0 per cent in price within the last
year the highest price since the civil
The increased prices appear in vir
tually all the dairy foods, the house
wife daily requires for her table
When she goes marketing this season
her check may well be at least twice
what it was last fall.
The latest advances in food prices
have been slight by the general ad
vance has been continuous, especially
during the last two months.
Retailers declare they are not prof
iting by the advances, which they
blame to the European war and the
unusually dry summer.
KKCE1VES PAINFUL WOUND.
From Saturday' Dallv.
Yesterday afternoon while' a num
ber of young boys were engaged in
playing "shinny" on Wintersteen hill,
Henry, the young son of Mr. and Mrs
Henry Ofe, received a very severe rap
on the top of the head from a club
in the hands of his younger brother,
who had miscalculated the length of
his club and instead of hitting the tin
can that they were using as the target
for their clubs, he struck his brother,
and for a few minutes the wound bled
quite profusely, but is not in the least
serious, and the boys are now ready
for another game, but will use a lit
tle "safety first" in playing. ,
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL.
From FHrtay'y Dan?.
Mrs. John Stones, who has been at
the Presbyterian hospital in Omaha
for the past two weeks recovering
from an operation, has recovered suf
ficiently to return home, and her many
friends will be pleased to learn that
she is showing marked improvement
ANNUAL MEETING OF ROYAL
'NEIGHBORS AT SOUTH BEND
The annual meeting of the Royal
Neighbors of America of Cass and
Sarpy counties will be held at South
Bend Friday, October 27, 1916. This
meeting promises to be one of the
best held yet. There will be an in
teresting program also of drille, talks
and class adoption of an unusual num
ber. We all look forward with pleas
ure to these meetings. Each one ex
pects to be benefitted by. going, and
so far have not been jdisappointed.
The officers that will conduct this
meeting will be as follows: Oracle,
Mrs. Allen, Nehawka; vice-oracle,
Mrs. Prichard, Weeping Water; past
oracle, Mrs. Vogel, South Bend;
chancellor, Mrs. Crozier, Weeping
Water; recorder, Mrs. Stoll, Nehaw
ka; marshal, Mrs." Schaal, Spring
field; inner sentry, Mrs. Jeary, Elm
wood. Everv Roval Neighbor is cordially
invited and urged to come and we as
sure you it will be worth your time.
BOYS HAVE GRIEF IN .
COMING FROM OMAHA
Yesterday a number of tlvr full
fledged base ball fans oT the city de
cided to motor to Omaha to take in
the Omaha-Louisville minor league
championship game and to this trip
there hangs a tale of trouble and
misfortune .that caused the party a
great deal of grief and annoyance.
The car used for the occasion started
out in fine shape and with a full head
of steam and pent up enthusiasm the
fans started on their way and soon
were in sight of the great city where
the conflict of base ballists was to be
staged, but as the car hit the suburb
of Albright the car with one loud ex
haust became stilled and refused to
proceed further, and it became neces
sary for the party to call for help
from a nearby garage to take care of
the machine while the fans caught a
street car and proceeded on to the
ball grounds to enjoy the game. After
the game the boys proceeded back to
the garage and the car was taken out
for a trial spin, and all seemed to be
going as fine as could possibly be
asked, and while the wind, was blow
ing quite freshly, the party antici
pated a pleasant trip home, and load
ing up, started out for the capital of
Cass county. As the car neared Fort
Crook the machinery began to balk
and at the foot of a steep hill refused
to climb the hill, and it was neces
sary for the party to unload and push
the balky car up the hill, where it
stopped dead still and refused to go
farther, and after a counsel of war
the car was shoved into a nearby yard
and the party of fans proceeded to
get a street car and go back into
Omaha, and patronized the great Bur
lington system for 42 cents to return
For a Muddy Complexion.
Take Chamberlain's Tablets and
adopt a diet of vegetables and cereals.
Take outdoor exercise daily and your
complexion will be greatly improved
within a few months. Try it. Obtain
RURAL CARRIER EXAMINATION.
The United States 'Civil Service
commission has announced an exam
ination for the county of Cass, Ne
braska, to be held at Plattsmouth at
9:30 a. m., and Nebraska City, at
10:30 a. m. on November 11, 1910, to
fill the position of rural, carrier at
Avoca and vacancies that may later
occur on rural routes from other post
offices in the above mentioned county.
The examination will be open only to
male citizens who are actually domi
ciled in the teritory of a postolTiee in
he county and who meet the other
requirements set forth in l&rm No.
1977. This form and applftution
blanks may be obtained from the of
fiicts mentioned above, or from the
United States Civil Service commis
sion at Washington, D. C. Applica
tions should be forwarded to the com
mission at Washington at the earliest,
How Catarrh is Contracted.
Mothers are sometimes so thought
less as to neglect the colds which their
children contract. The inflammation
of the mucus membrane, at first acue,
becomes chronic and the child has
chronic tatarrh, a disease that is sel
dom cured and that may prove a life's
budden. Many persons who have this
loathsome disease will remember hav
ing had frequent colds at the time it
was contracted. A little forethought,
a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy judiciously used, and all this trou
ble might have been avoided. Ob-
PAYS TRIBUTE -TO
Relates Incidents in Life of Long
Time Friend and Fellow
From Saturday's Dallv.
The following from the Hastings
Tribune of October 4th, tells of the
death of M. J. Berry, one of the old
time conductors of the Burlington
railroad and 11 known in this city
as one of the best men on the Bur
lington lines, and one who is well
known to the residents in this section
of Nebraska, and especially in Platts
mouth, where for a number of years
Mr. Berry made his headquarters:
"You can't say too many good
things about 'Dad Berry,' was the
tribute of W. II. ("Pap") Weeks to
his old-time friend and fellow con
tractor, M. J. Berry, who 'checked in
his last run' at a local hospital yes
"He was the best old scout in the
world,' declared Mr. Weeks feeling
ly, and then, although his eyes were
filled with tears, he chuckled remis
cently. "In the early days he and
I used to meet at Plattsmouth and
run those fellows ragged. He used
to say to me: 'Pap, it's a wonder we
don't get canned for the stunts we
pull off here'."
Mr. Weeks stated this morning
that he came to Hastings thirty
three years ago and Mr. Berry was
here then. It was reported by Mrs.
J. P. Reeve, sister of Mrs. Berry, who
came here recently from Beach, N. D.,
to assist with the care of both Mr.
and Mrs. Berry, that the conductor
arrived in Hastings from Poughkeep
sie, X. Y., thirty-five years ago.
Mr. Berry was "running baggage'
for an (J. English, who is now a
California banker, when Mr. Weeks
came to Hastings. When they took
the baggage men out of the cars, put
ting the work on the express com
pany employes. Mr. Berry was given
a job as brakeman. He later super
intended the ballast work between
Omaha and Asnland and finally was
given a conductorship on the Burling
ton railroad. This, was about thirty
years ago, thought Mr. Weeks. '
"We were always playing jokes on
each other." relates Mr. Weeks. "If
'Dad' Berry didn't like a man he would
never say anything against him but
would just leave him alone. I'll be
ou on my run during the funeral hour
tomorrow, but I don't want to see him
dead anyway. I want to remember
him as he looked in life."
Mr. Berry was struck in the eye by
a hot cinder at Fairmont about two
years ago and later suffered a stroke
of paralysis.. His sight being im
paired by the accident the Burlington
put him in charge of the warning
signal system on the right-of-way
through Hastings about eighteen
LADY RESIDENT OF
CASS COUNTY DIES
From Saturday's Dally.
Another of the old residents of the
vicinity of Union has been called away
in the person of Mrs. Simon Grueber,
who passed over the valley of death
on Thursday, September 26th at a
hospital in Omaha, after suffering
from a complication of diseases for
some time. Mrs. Grueber at the time
of her death was 56 years 10 months
and 8 days old.
Miss Laura Alice Wolf was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wolf
of Burlington, la., and was born on
November 18, 1856. Her girlhood was
spent in the Iowa city, and there, in
the flower of first womanhood she
was married to Simon Grueber, and a
few years later migrated to Nebraska
and have since resided near Union,
where the family is universally re
spected and esteemed and where the
departd lady won for herself a large
circle of warm friends who have been
greatly shocked at her death. Nine
children were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Grueber, and two of these have passed
away and awaited the mother on the
distant shores of eternity, and the
grief -stricken husband and seven chil
dren are left to mourn the death of
this good woman.
The funeral services were held from
the Methodist church at Union and
were conducted by Rev. W. A. Taylor
of the Baptist church, an old friend
of the family. In the loss of their
loved one the relatives will have the
deepest sympathy of the entire com
munity. FOR SALE Double .standard Poll
Durham bull, eighteen months old.
W. H. Heil. Telephone No. 3005. 2t
MR. AND MRS. C. L.
From Friday's Dally.
A very pleasant gathering took
place at the beautiful country home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Creamer near
this city on Sunday when they en
tertained a number of their friends
at dinner. The affair was one of
great pleasure to everyone and the
royal hospitality of Mr. and Mrs.
Creamer was enjoyed to the utmost
by their guests and the occasion will
long be pleasantly remembered. The
time was spent in visiting and en
joing the feast of good things to eat.
Those who were present were: Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Meisinger and son,
Leroy, of Lincoln; Mrs. Nellie Hus
ton of Ona, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. P.
H. Meisinger v and daughter, Miss
Lena, and sons, Walter and Carl; and
Miss Adelia Tritsch.
REV. TRUSCOTT GOES
From Saturday's Dany.
Rev. T. A. Truscott who came to
Schuyler three years ago, ' to take
charge of the local Methodist church,
leaves this week for Plattsmouth to
which place he has been assigned by
the bishop at the Hastings conference.
Many of the friends of Rev. and Mrs.
Truscott regret to see them leaving
for they have won the hearts of their
church people and the highest esteem
of all with whom they came in con
Rev. Truscott is a thoro scholar and
a man of ability, a forceful and capa
ble speaker, and a most earnest work
er. The earnestness and zeal he puts
into his work are untiring.
The acceptance of the Plattsmouth
charge means a well earned and de
served promotion and with it goes not
only a larger salary but a broader
field of work. We join his many
friends in wishing him and his family
the greatest amount of " success and
happiness in their new home.
Rev. Truscott was born and edu
cated in England. He has been preach
ing since sixteen years of age. But
when nineteen years old he left his
native land for Australia. At Sidney
he continued some of his studies while
preaching at the same time. With
postgraduate work heearned the de
gree of Ph. D. He was married in
Australia and his children were born
Ten years ago, Rev. Truscott went
to South America where for seven
years he was pastor of the First
Methodist church at Rosario, Argen
tine. From Argentine he came direct
to Schuyler, three years ago.
Rev. Truscott has traveled exten
sively, visiting most of the countries
of Europe, spending some time in
Africa, and besides his stay in Aus
tralia and South America, he spent
three years in the South Sea Islands
All this experience has given him
great advantages in observing the
customs and ways of various nation
alities and with these that mental
broadening which is so valuable to a
professional man. Besides his mother
tongue, he speaks Spanish fluently.
As'ide from that he is a Latin scholar,
and he also has learned some native
tongues while on his travels. Schuy
THE COUNTY SUNDAY
From Saturday's Dally.
The Cass county Sunday school con
vention will meet this year at Mur
dock and the date set is October 19
and 20. The programs for the gath
ering are being turned out at The
Journal office, and the convention
promises a great treat to the teachers
and delegates who attend the meeting
and take part in its deliberation. The
meeting this year is expected to be
one of the best that ' has been held
in recent years as the interest in the
Sunday school work in the county is
increasing every year and the Sunday
schools are entering into the conven
tions with spirit and a desire to en
joythe treats in the addreses and lec
tures along this line of work. The
teachers in the schools and the work
ers in their gathering and association
are able to secure many hopeful ideas
in regard to the management of the
Sunday school work that would not be
possible otherwise. The Sunday school
convention is undenominational and
every Protestant Sunday school is
welcomed to join in.. the convention
by the election of delegates and at
tending the convention. Several of the
ablest of the state workers and teach
ers will be present at the convention
and take part in the program. The
Sunday schools of the county will at
once proceed with the election of dele
gates to the Murdock meeting.
VISITING WITH OLD FRIENDS.
Last evening John T. Porter, who
is located near Borup, Minn., came
down for a short visit with the friends
in old Cass county, where he made
his home for so many years. Mr.
Porter has been engaged in farming
in Minnesota, and reports that the
wheat in that section is not near as
good as in Nebraska, owing to the
heavy rains and the black rust, that
has destroyed the greater part of it.
Oats, however, he reports as being
first class in every way, and a good
crop. The potato crop has turned out
quite well and will bring a good price
this year on the market. He will visit
for a time with relatives at Murray
ITOR WILL BE HERE
This city has seldom had the oppor
tunity of having one of the chief ex
ecutives of the nation as their guest,
but tomorrow morning for two hours
the vice president of the United States
will be here to address the citizens,
and will be received by the people of
Plattsmouth in a manner befitting the
dignity of his office and with a real
western welcome that will show the
feeling of appreciation of the visit of
the distinguished gentleman. Vice
President. Marshall is the first of the
leaders of the nation to pay a visit
to Plattsmouth while he was in office
and while we have aften had candi
dates for president or vice president
here, but this is the first time while
they were filing the offices of honor
in the nation. Accompanying the vice
president will be a party of distin
guished members of the state govern
ment, including Governor Morehead
and Attorney General Reed. It is
the intention to have the school chil
dren of the city be given an oppor
tunity of viewing Vice President Mar
shall, who will review them from the
stand at the intersection of Sixth and
Main streets before the speaking at
the Parmele theater at 10:30 Tues
day morning. It is expected that the
occasion will bring to this city a large
number of visitors to take advantage
of the occasion afforded to hear the
message Mr. Marshall is bringing to
Nebraska in support of the policies
of President Wilson and for which
Senator Hitchcock and the democratic
congiess has been striving.
Yesterday was a most pleasant
event at the home of Mr. E. J. Meis
inger, five miles west of the city,
when they entertained a number of
relatives and friends in honor of the
twenty-ninth birthday anniversary of
Mr. Meisinger. For the occasion the
friends gathered and spent a most
delightful time in visiting and enjoy
ing the passing hours until the noon
hour, when a feast fit for a king was
served, and to which the members of
the jolly party did ample justice, and
it certainly will long be very pleas
antly remembered by every one as a
most happy and enjoyable event in
every way. In honor of the anniver
sary Mr. Meisinger received a large
number of very handsome and useful
gifts which will serve as pleasa-nt re
minders of the happy occasion of this
birthday anniversary. Those who
were in attendance were: Mr. and
Mrs G. A. Meisinger and sons, Willie
and Ed; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Todd and
son, Chester; Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Mcis
inger and daughter, Eleanor; Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Todd and sons, Richard
and Raymond; Mr. and Mrs. T. E.
Todd and sons. Lea and Albert; Mr.
and Mrs. C. R. Todd and family,
Edith, Lloyd, Fred, Theodore and
Forest; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Will
and son, James; Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Schutz and daughter, Florence; Adam
Meisinger, Miss Meta Jennings, Ray
and Alva Stull and the host and host
ess and daughter, Alice. As the aft
ernoon drew to a close the members
of the party wended their way home
ward, wishing Mr. Meisinger many
more such happy anniversaries and
pleasant home gatherings.
GREEN FEED IN WINTER.
Why don't your hens lay when eggs
arc high? They do not get the
chemical ingredients that the
grasses and green teed supply in sea
son. B. A. Thomas' Poultry Remedy
UDDlies these very ingredients, only
in a more concentrated form. We sell
and guarantee you to get eggs.
-H. M. Soennichsen.
Puis & Gansemer.
C. E. Wescoit's Sons
MISTAKE IN ADVERTISEMENT.
In the ad of the W. R. Keeney Poul
try company appearing in the Journal,
the price of 'old roosters was give as
12c per pound, when it should have
read 8c per pound. Those who have
poultry for sale will note the correc
tor, and not blame the poultry com
pany for the prico quoted.
FLOWERS FOR SALE.
Send your orders for flowers to the
greenhouse. They will receive prompt
attention. L. M. Mullis. 10-9-ltw2tw
YOUR WIFE CAN USE IT.
If you are away from home and one
cf your horses takes the colic your
wife can treat him if she has Farris'
Colic Remedy in the house. It is easy
to use. Just drop it on the horse's
tongue and in thirty minutes he is
relieved. Get it today.' You may need
H. M. Soennichsen.
Puis & Gansemer.
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Through the Quality of Our Goods
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on their own judgment of value.
When Purchasing Underwear
Let us assist you in its selection.
We have every style and fabric suitable for your re
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find the greatest comfort.
And it is a very important part of the transaction
when we sell underwear to see that its performance
is equal to promises made, for it. ,
Our business also is to fit you right
This is the Styleplus store
and we are still selling these
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You couldn't buy them for
less if you were in New
York City. They're right
here at your door a full
New Ties Every
When You Take Cold.
With the average man a cold is a
serious matter and should not be tri
fled with, as some of the most dan
gerous diseases start with a common
cold. Take Chamberlarn's Cough Rem
edy and get rid of your cold as .quick
ly as possible. You are not experi
menting when you use this remedy, as
it has been in use for many years and
has an established reputation. It con
tains no opium or other narcotic. Ob
Will Becker and wife of Osmond,
Neb., who have been visiting here
with Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGuire,
parents of Mrs. Becker, returned this
morning to their home in the northern
part of the state.
George Lohnes, wife and son, Hen
ry, and Will Lohnes and wife were
in the city for a few hours Friday
en route home from Omaha, where
they were spending the day. The trip
was made by automobile and was very
much enjoyed. '
Hansen Gloves. .
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