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PLATTSMOUTH, 1EBRASKA, MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 1919.
OF THE LIGHT
NEWS THAT WILL STRIKE A
POPULAR CHORD WITH LOCAL
PATRONS OF THE COMPANY.
MAY TAKE SIXTY DAYS TIME
Purchase of Machinery is Made and
Work Started on Prepar
ing the Building.
From Friday's Dally.
The Nebraska Gas and Electric
company which has the control of
the gas and electric power and light
service in this city are busily en
gaged in securing for the patrons
of the company in this city a relief
from the conditions which have pre
vailed for several months, and with
in , sixty days expect to have the
electric plant in this city equipped
to furnish light. and power to the
The workmen have been busy for
several days at the power house on
east Granite street in arranging: for
the installing of the new generators
and engines which will be required
in making the plant capable of
handling the business of Plattsmouth
and vicinity. The boilers in the
plant are being- overhauled and
placed in first class shape and as
soon as the machinery arrives it will
be at once installed.
The light company has purchas
ed at Mattoon, Illinois, a complete
new outfit for the use of the plant
here and yesterday a representative
of the company was sent -to the Illi
nois city to superintend the work of
shipping the generator and engines
to Plattsmouth for use. This ma
chinery is all new and has never
been in use eo that this city will
practically have a complete up to
date electric power plant when it is
installed and this it is expected will
be in not 'more than sixty days.
The light company recognizes
the need of immediate action in se
curing a betterment of the service
supplied to the citv as the unfortu
nate break dowrs of the Omalia
plant have been as trying to the offi
cials of the company almost as they
have to the consumers, and to re
lieve this condition of affairs it was
decided that the building of the
reserve plant in this city would be
necessary, and at once, in order to
have the interests of the Platts
mouth consumers protected in prop
er shape. The equipping of the pow
er plant here will make necessary
the expenditure ot several thousand
dollars by the Nebraska Gas and
Electric company but they feel that
the Plattsmouth people are entitled
to the service they are paying for
and will see that the reserve plant
installed here will be able to care
for their immediate needs.
It is the intention of the company
later to erect and equip a large
plant in the central portion of their
territory which will be able to sup
ply a large area and they have con
templated Plattsmouth as the loca
tion for this plant but at this time
their plans are not fully completed
and with the installing of the small
er plant in this , city they will be
ahle to more fully prepare their
plans for the larger plant and to de
termine its location.
Tho rifi7ans rf PI n t tsnirm f h and
1 VIH"l-iu v -
the patrons of the light company in
general will be more than pleased
over the decision to get busy with
nut. dpi. iv on the reserve plant in
this city and will heartily co-oper
ate with the light company in any
move that will guarantee a depend
MEET AFTER THIRTEEN YEARS.
From ' Thursday's Dally.
Mrs. W. C. Foster of this city is
enjoying a visit from her friend
Mrs. I. E. B. Longstreth, of Wood
ruff, Kansas, whom she has not had
the pleasure of seeing for thirteen
years. The visit is an occasion to
both of the ladies and in the inter
change of memories of the old home
at Woodruff, where Mrs. Foster
was reared to womanhood brings
many happy recollections.
BACK IN NEWSPAPER GAME.
From Friday's Dailv.
John W. Cutright, the veteran
Nebraska newspaper man, who in
the eighties was associated with C.
W.. Sherman in the publishing of
j the Plattsmouth Journal, has for
saken the farm and once more re
sponded to the call of the wild and
returned to the newspaper game,
and" located in Omaha where he to
gether with H. M. Davis of Ord, Ne
braska, will take charge of the
Mr. Cutright is probably the best
known figure in the newspaper field
in Nebraska aside from Richard M.
Metcalfe, former owner of the Ne
braskan, and is a man who has been
active in the public life of the state
during his years of service to the
public in the newspaper business.
Mr. Cutright was for a number of
years with the State Journal in Lin
coln and left that paper to assume
the editorship of the Lincoln Star
and his efforts developed that paper
into an organ of power and influ
ence. Mr. Cutright about three
years ago settled on a ranch in Wy
oming and has since resided, there
but the lure of printers ink once
more calls him back to the editorial
desk. Mr. Metcalfe who has dispos
ed of the Nebraskan to Mr. Davis
and Mr. Cutright will engage in
another line of work.
71 YEARS OLD MONDAY.
From Frlday'n Dally.
On Monday J. F. Hoover passed his
71st birthday. John is one of Elm-
wood's earliest citizens. Most of us
know him as Elmwood's stock buy
er, he having acted in this capacity
for the last 25 years. While John
has passed his 71st birthday, no one
would take him for a day ever 60,
unless they knew his age. He has
one of the most pleasant homes in
the city an he enjoys the peace
and comfort of .his home with his
daily paper and an occasional good
cigar. Elmwood Leader-Echo.
ATTEND WEDDING OF NEPHEW.
From Friday's Dally
The Stohlman, Voigtman and
Kupke families in this vicinity
drove to Bennington last Friday to
attend the wedding of their nephew
Rev. G. Kupke, second son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kupke,
of Murdock. to Miss Rosa Ratman,
daughter of Rev. Ratman, of Ben
nington. The wedding took place in the
church at Bennington and was wit
essed by the congregation and al
so the attending relatives. Rev.
Kupke has Just finished his theolog
ical course in St. Louis and has ac
cepted H pastorate at Hershey, Neb.,
in Lincoln county. His bride is a
charming young lady and the many
friends of the family in this vicin
ity extend congratulations. Louis
BIG TIME LABOR DAY.
From Friday's Dally.
The time is drawing very close
when the big Labor Day celebration
of the organized labor unions of the
citv will be held and the committee
is still busy in planning to make it
a day long to be remembered. Aerial
flights, athletic events of all kinds,
musical concerts and a big dance
will be features of the day as well
as addresses by the most prominent
speakers in this section of the state.
If you have friends out in the state
or in nearby towns be sure and in
vite them to come to Plattsmouth
and enjoy a real Labor Day cele
bration which is being arranged and
carried out by the live and active
union labor men of the city.
CHARGED WITH ASSAULT.
from Friday's Dally.
Complaint has been filed in coun
ty court before Judge Allen J. Bee
son, by William S. Doughty, charg
ing Power Young with assault and
claiming that the defendant Young,
struck, beat, and wounded the plain
tiff. The trouble occurred In the
vicinity of Nehawka on August 19,
where both men were engaged in
In county court today a petition
for the admittance and probate of
the last will and testament of
James W. Sperry, deceased was' fil
ed. The petition asks for the ap
pointment of William R. Sperry, as
executor of the will. The estate is
located near Weeping Water.
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POLLOCK PARMELE AND MISS
HELEN LOUISE BIRD UNIT
ED IN MATRIMONY.
WILL RESIDE ON THE RANCH
Near Broken Bow Where the Cere
mony Was Performed by Rev.
McCluskey of This City
From Thursdays Daily.
Yesterday afternoon, at the beau
tiful bungalow home on the Parmele
ranch near Broken Bow, Nebraska,
occurred the marriage of Mr. Pol
lock Parmele, of this city and Miss
Helen Louise Bird, of Chicago. The
wedding was a very simple one and
was attended by only a few of the
immediate relatives of the two young
The marriage lines were read by
Rev. H. G. McCluskey. pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of this
city in his usual impressive manner.
Mr. Charles C. Parmele, of Platts
mouth, father of the groom, Mrs. T.
E. Parmele of this city and Mrs.
Bird, of Chicago, mother of the
bride, were present to attend tne
Of the happy young people there
is little that need be said, as me
groom nas grown io manmum m
Plattsmouth. where he spent his
boyhood days in attending the pub
lic schools of the city and after his
graduation spent tbegreater part
of his time here until he entered the
service of his country and served
during the war with Germany: Since
his return from the army, Mr. Par
mele has been in charge of the Par
mele land interests in the west and
made his home on the ranch near
Broken Bow. He is a young man pos
sessing a large number of friends
here in the old home who will be
pleased to learn of the happiness
that has befallen him. The bride is
a niece of Mrs. Thomas E. Parmele,
and a young lady of charm and tal
ent, and very popiriar in the social
circles in which she has been very
Mr. and Mrs. Parmele will make
their future home on the rancn
which the groom will continue to
DEATH OF JOHN T.
Pioneer Resident of Cass County
Passes Away at Home of His Sis
ter Near Old Rock Bluffs.
From Thursday's Dally
John Thomas. Lambert passed
away on Tuesday, August 19, 1919.
at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary
Smith, near Rock Bluffs, after an
illness covering a period of several
months. Mr. Lambert was one of
the old residents of the county hav
ing been born at the old Graves
homestead on July 21, 1857. where
his parents settled at an early day
and here the deceased was reared
to manhood. In 1862 Mr. Lambert
was baptized into the Catholic faith
by Rev. Father Kelly in the church
at Plattsmouth. In the year 1868
Mr. Lambert accompanied his par
ents to South America, and remain
ed there for one year when he re
turned to Nebraska and secured a
position with the Union Pacific rail
road which had just completed the
first trans-continental line of rail
road in the country. For a period
of thirty years he remained with
the Union Pacific. He was united
in marriage to Miss Minnie Blocke
on October 5. 1895. at Grand Island.
Nebraska. To this union one son
was born. Ray Winifred, who sur
vives the father, the wife and moth
er having passed away in 1898. One
sister Mrs. Mary Smith is also left
to mourn the death ot Mr. Lambert.
The funeral will be held from the
home of Mrs. Mary Smithy at Rock
Bluffs on Friday afternoon at 3:00
o'clock Interment will be in the
Rock 'Bluffs cemetery.
RETURNS FROM OUTING.
From Thursday's Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Wiles
have just returned home from a very
pleasant automobile tour of the west
visiting in their trip a great many
places in western Nebraska and in
Colorado, where they visited at
Denver, Colorado Springs, Manitou
and Estes Park. - The trip covered
some 3.000 miles and was very much
enjoyed. In western Nebraska and
the eastern section of Colorado it
was found to be 'quite dusty along
the highways but in Denver the
weather was most delightful and
rainfalls had made automobiling a
delight through the mountain sec
tion. The trip west was made by
Mr. and Mrs. Wiles over the old
road and on their return a greater
part of the trip was, made over the
Lincoln highway, bolh of which -are
in excellent shape for travel.
OF MISS ALEXANDER
From Saturday's Daily
Last evening Miss Marie Kauf-
mann returned home from Omaha
where she had been attending the
wedding of Miss Dora Alexander,
supreme clerk of the Woodmen
Circle and Mr. John R. Talley, form
erly of Fort Worth. Texas. The
wedding was attended by some 200
guests, out of town friends of the
bride from the different lodges of
the Woodmen Circle as well as a
large number of the Omaha friends.
The ceremony occurred at the Pret
tiest Mile club house and was one
of the most charming of the summer
weddings which has been held in
Omaha this season. Miss Kaufmann,
who is clerk of Goldenrod Grove of
this city was the only guest from
Plattsmouth present at the wedding.
The bride has been one of most
popular and ePlriet officials of the
supreme lodge of the Woodmen
Circle and possesses thousands of
friends throughout the states where
the order is known who join in
wishing her much happiness in her
The bride was attired in a gown
of white satin and. Chantilly lace
combined, wearing the tulle veil
held in place by pearls and carried
a shower bouquet of roses. She was
attended by Miss Florence Hclden
and Mrs. C. A. Shugart, her sister
of Garland. Texas, and Mrs. Mary
LaRocca. supreme guardian of the
Woodmen Circle and Mrs. Kate
Remington, supreme financier of the
order. Mr. B. F. Thomas served as
Mr. and Mrs. Talley will leave the
latter part of the week for Detroit.
Michigan, after which they will
spend some time in the east. They
will reside at 611 South Twenty-
Sixth street. Omaha, following ineir
return from the honeymoon.
HAS TIRE STOLEN.
From Thursday's Daily.
Some person without the fear of
the law in his neart lasi evening
stole a new tire which was fasten
ed on the rear of the Ford Coupe
belonging to Joe Bulin. The car hadJ
been parked on North Fifth street
while the owner was busy looking
after some business affairs down
town and when he returned to drive
the car home he found that the ex
tra tire which he was carrying on
the back of his machine was n.iss
ing. The tire was a brand new one
and all pumped up ready lor use
and the loss is quite an expensive
one for Joe.
This is the second case of this
kind in the last week and it seems
as though the gathering up of sur
plus tires was becoming quite an
industry in the city. The cost of
tires at the present prices makes
these thpfts nretty costly to the
automobile owners and the car own
ers of the city are anxious to see
the party pulling off the stealing
stunts landed in jail.
A Great Remedy.
The merits of Chamberlain's Colic
and Diarrhoea Remedy , are well
known and appreciated,' but there is
occasionally a man who has no ac
quaintance with them and should
read the following by F. H. Dear,
a hotel man at Dupuyer, Mont.
"Four years ago I used Chamber
lain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy
with such wonderful results that I
have since recommended it to my
CUT IN H, G. L,
SALE OF EXCESS ARMY STOCKS
FACE "BIG STICK."
CRUSADE AGAINST PROFITEERS
Planned by Attorney General Mea;
Packers Come in For Grilling
by the Government.
From ' Thursday's Daily.
Aty. General Palmer in Washing
ton yesterday said there is evidence
that the government campaign to
reduce the cost of living is bearing
fruit. Prices in manv lines are he-
inning to ease off, declares Mr.
Palmer and there is everv indica
tion for furthr marked slumps in
the market. At the same time he
cautions people to remember that
not even legislation can change the
mniutable economic laws that gov
ern supply and demand, and there
fore he urges increased production
as the greatest factor to bring about
return of the lower cost of living.
to somewhere near the mark that
had been reached before the war.
Mr. Palmer's advice is timely. We
should ever remember that it is in
reality ourselves who. create the high
nnces. Let the liemand tor a certain
article fall and note how quickly the
bottom will fall out and high prices
go to smash. This is in line with
former arguments that have been ad
vanced from time to time thru the
columns' of this paper, "that by sub
stituting lower priced foods for the
high priced ones we seem to demand
people oan work out their own sal
vation better than it can be brought
about lv legislation or any otlier
There is. however, one class of
business interests against wincn leg
islation can be effectually passed.
We refer to the hoarders or toou.
Recent inquiries have brought to
ight the holding in cold storage of
ast quantities of merchandise, es
pecially meats, for years, while the
supply was held down far enough be
low the demand to force the price
skyward. Let congress give us a
criminal amendment to the food con
trol law against sufrh practices and
then leave to the people, tnrougn
the channels of supply and demand.
the time-worn law of supply and
demand as the only remaining gov
erning factor , and they will work
out their own salvation. But with
this law operating artificially in
stead of normally the chances are
strongly in favor of the hoarders
exacting a still greater profit.
The sale of excess government
supplies continues' and people every
where are taking advantage of the
opportunity of purchasing at prices
somewhere near in conformity to
the size of their weekly pay check.
Incidentally the department of
justice announces that eleven cases
have been brought under the iooa
seizure act for the seizure of food in
wholesale centers over the country.
one of them being as near home as
RETURNS FROM TRIP.
P-rom Thursday's Dally.
Fred H. Busch of the Ladies Tog
gery returned this morning from a
two weeks trip through the central
states visiting the large manufac-
tnrora of ladies ready to wear lines
at Chicago, Indianapolis and St
Louis. Mr. Busch reports that the
markets on these ladies garments
tiirht at present and the
demand for the lines is quite in ex
cess of the supply that is available
and he was very fortunate in secur
ing several of the most popular
lines. Mr. Busch. alsorwhile in the
east took advantage- ,;of the .fall
fashion shows that are, being, held
in Chicago and St. Louis by the.
large wholesale houses. He great
ly enjoyed the trip" and while it kept
him busy looking after the fall and
winter buying, found time to visit
many of the interesting spots in the
three large cities he visited, While
in Chfcago Mr. Busch had the pleas
ure of meeting Harris Cook who is
attending the Northwestern uni
versity and spent a few days with
him in the Windy City. Mr. Cook is
expecting to motor to Nebraska dur
ing the coming month for a short
visit with his friends and relatives
in this locality.
RETURNS FROM HARVEST.
From Friday's Dally.
This morning K. II. Becker re
turned from Grant. Nebraska, near
where he has a fine quarter section
of land and while in the west Mr.
Becker supervised the harvesting of
the wheat crop on the farm. He al
so had several large granaries
erected on the farm and which were
in readiness to receive the crop of
wheat as it came from the thresher.
The yield this year has been very
satisfactory as the farm is one of
the best in Perkins county and
gives splendid crop returns.
REAL ESTATE CHANGES. '
From Fr'day's Dally.
The C. E. Babbitt residence on
high schol hill located' on the corner
of 10th and Vine street has been
purchased by Everett Noble. This
home is one of the most pleasantly
situated on high school hill and will
make a very pleasant residence.
Another of the property changes
in the city is that of the Michael
Hild property near Garfield park
which has been purchased by Emil
J. Weyrich. The residence will be
occupied by the Weyrich family who
will remove from their present home
on Wintersteen hill.
MRS. PERRY RETURNS.
F"m Thursday's Dally.
Last evening Mrs. Henry Perry
returned from Omaha where she has
been since Sunday and was accom
panied home by her husband and
little child who went to Omaha yes
terday to visit with her. Mr. Perry
has almost entirely recovered from
his illness and with the return of
the wife the troubled clouds on the
matrimonial tky seem to have clear
ed away, and peace and harmony
once more prevail. It is the sin
cere wish of the friends of the young
people that there will be no more of
the troubles which culminated in
the unfortunate 'illness of Mr. Perry
LOOKING OVER BRIDGES.
From Thursday's Daily.
The county commissioners are out
in the vicinity of Louisville today
looking over the road work and in
specting the bridges in that local
ity. There are several bridges in
that portion of the county which
the commissioners are in hopes of
being able to do away with by mak
ing some slight changas in the
course of the roads and which would
result in saving the county quite a
ittle amount in expense for the up
keep of the bridges.
For Sale: Eight room residence,
modern, large lot and other im
provements, close in, $4250. Also
seven room residence, close in $2350.
Inquire at office of
R. B. WINDHAM.
You Salaried Men
who work from day to day the year 'round you, who have
a real chance to steadily save some money, if you will
What are you preparing
for that "rainy day?"
Statistics tell us that only 6 out of 100 at the age of 65
are self-supporting the rest
A Certificate of Deposit at this bank pays you 4yo in
terestit is the safest, surest and most sensible form of sav
ing of today.
Call to see us about it toda a dollar or two will start
you on the road to thHftiness.
The First National Bank,
"The Bank where Yon Feet at Home'
- IS REPEALED
SENATE FOLLOWS HOUSE IN
OVERRIDING THE VETO
OF PRES. WILSON.
IN FORCE THRU TWO SEASONS
But Clocks Will be Turned Back to
Stay Put in October Popular
Demand for Repeal.
From Thursday's Dnllv.
After October when the eloc'.is
are to be turned back to normal t'te
much criticised daylight saving act
will have pissed into the discard
a victim or overwhelming punnc
opinion, lor such was the decision or
the senate yesterday, in conformity
with the action of the house a few
days ago. in passing the repeal of
the measure over President Wilson'.i
veto. The vote was o , to 10.
Originally passed as a war meas
ure, the daylight saving act has con
tinued in force through two seasons.
although the past year has been out?
of peace w'th this nation. Early in
the spring agitation was carried on
extensively to the end of.recuring
its repeal, but congress adjournal
in March before the necessary action
could be taken. Later-, in f pec nil
session assembled, congress passed a
bill for its repeal, which was vetoed
by President Wilson and now comes
the sequel with the congress voting
it out over the'veto of the chief ex
ecutive of the nation.
Farmers complain the daylight
saving law completely breaks up th-
routine of farm1 work, while the lat
est claim to be advanced against it
by city residents is that it causes
young children to be gotten up too
earlv in the morning, antl thru ti.o
light of long evenings to refrain
from the sleep and rest their devel
opment requires. n this ground oi
complaint petitions were circulated
freely in Omaha and some even
made their appearance in i laus-
Incidentally the repeil of the day
light saving measure is one of thf
few enactments which have tico
been vetoed by a president and have
become laws in spite of the veto.
An Old Fault Finder.
An irritable and fault finding
disposition is often caused by indi
gestion. A man with good diges
tion and bowels that act regularly
is usually good natured. When
troubled with indigestion or consti
pation take Chamberlain's Tablets.
They strengthen the stomach and
enable it to perform its functions
naturally. They also cause a gentle
movement of the bowels.
depend upon their children or
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