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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. 1919.
10-20 Titan kerosene burner, with three-bottom
plow, delivered $1,300.00
Also the 12-25 Huber Light Four tractor with
. three-bottom plow included, delivered. . . .$1,640.00
WE WILL NOW BE IN A POSITION TO MAKE
DELIVERIES ON DODGE BROS. AND
CHANDLER CARS. "
DODGE BROS. CARS AT $1,185.00 Delivered
CHANDLER CARS AT $1,975.00 Delivered
H. C. Trucks DeLaval and Primrose
Five-passenger Ford touring car. : $250.00
Monroe roadster, a baigain at 450.00
From Saturday's IaHy.
Anderson Lloyd, one of the enter
prising young farmers of near Mur
ray came up this morning to look
after some trading for a few hours.
C E. Haney who has been spend
ing a few days in Colorado looking
after his land interests, arrived home
last evcnfng o:i Xo. 14.
Louis G. Meisinger and Glen Val
lery departed this afternoon for
Grant. Nebraska, where they will
.pend a few days looking over the
land in that locality.
A. Y. Cloidt and A. 0Moore de
parted last evening for North Platte
(h-hkosii. Nebraska, nd during
their absence they yill take in the
auto i aces at North P.aUe and also
enjov a hunting trip p.t Oshkosh.
Mr?. George Nickels, of Pekin. II
lixi'tis. who has been visiting in the
vicinity of Cedar Creek at the home
of her fathet George Horn, and with
her brothers and sisters and other
relatives in the community, depart
ed this morning for her home in the
Mrs. James W. Newell of Wash
ington, D. C, arrived yesterday aft
ernoon to enjoy a visit here with
the parents of her husband. Hon.
W. H. Newell and wife and with her
many friend3 in the old home. Mrs.
Newell is enroute to Denver where
she will visit vrith friends.
From Friday's Dally.
Charles L. Graves, the Union at
torney, was in the city today for a
few hours looking after a few mat
ters of business at the court house.
Mrs. M. N. Foster and daughter,
Miss Mable departed this morning
for Blue Hill, Nebraska, where they
will enjoy a visit for a short time
in that city with friends and rela
tives. Mrs. William Rakes and daughter
Grace, from near Union were in the
city today for a few hours and call
ed at the Journal to renew their
subscription to the semi-weekly edi
tion. George McDaniel and family de
parted this afternoon for Chadron
where they will make their home in
Having Puichased the V. Vejvoda Tailoring and
Cleaning Establishment I Am Prepared to
Give Promot Service
Tailoring and Cleaning
WE ALSO DO DYEING OF ALL KINDS!
Ladies' Silks and Light Garments
the future and where Mr. McDaniel
is employed by the Northwestern
James M. Teegarden of Weeping
Water was in the city yesterday
afternoon looking after some mat
ters at the court house in connec
tion with the redisricting of the
county for school purposes.
Alfred Edgerton Jr.. departed this
afternoon after Chadron. where he
is employed by the Northwestern
and will arrange his new home in
that city and will be joined in a
short time by Mrs. Edgerton who is
remaining here for a visit with rela
tives. Krel Weidnian and Ross Mote of
Plainview arrived in the city last
evening and visited over night with
their relatives and friend, depart
ing this morning for Chicago. They
will visit the Uuick automobile fac
tory before returning and secure
two new cars which will be driven
to Plainview. They were accom
panied to Chicago by H. E. Weid
nian, who has been here for a few
weeks looking after some business
From Thursday's Daily.
G. P. Meisinger of Cwdar Creek
came in this morning to spend a few
hours looking after some matters of
business in the city.
Clarence H. Busche, manager of
the Farmers Elevator of Cullom was
in the city yesterday afternoon for
a few hours. Mr. Busche has just
removed from his farm to that of his
father, J. H, Busche. where he ex
pects to remain for next season.
Glen Scott, who has been enjey
;ng a short visit here with the Mc-M'ikc-n
family in this city deparic:
this i Hcrnoon for Omaha where he
will ;jm his wife said where they
wi'l f.ijoy a short visit before re
turnl' g tc their '-.me at Kimball,
You will eniov reading Harold
Bell Wright's new book, "The Rec
reation of Brian Kent." Get one
now, at the Journal office.
The money you spend in a con
sistent newspaper advertising cam
paign will come back to you trippled
in a very short time. '
Vejvoda's Old Stand
MOTIVES OF STRIK
ING STEEL WORKERS
LABOR FEDERATION HEAD DE
CLARES THEY WANT RIGHT
TO BE HEARD.
Asserts That Foster Is No Longer
a Believer in
Washington, D. C, Sept. 2C. The
issue in the nation-wide steel strike
was defined today by Samuel Gom
pers, president of the American Fed
eration of Labor, as recognition of
the rights of employes "to be heard,
to organize and to have some voice
in determining conditions under
vrhich they labor."
Appearing as labor's second wit
ness in the senate labor committee's
investigation of the steel strike,
President Gompers drew from his
experiences as chairman of the first
committee to organize the steel in
dustry and traced the history of or
ganized labor's efforts to unoinize
the workers. When he finished, the
committee adjourned until next
Wednesday, at which time Judge
Gary, chairman of the United States
Steel corporation, has promised to
President Gompers condemned un
sparingly civic authorities in the
western Pennsylvania steel centers
and repeated many of the charges
made before the committee yester
day by John Fitzpatrick, chairman
of the strikers' committee.
Says Gary Responsible.
"Whatever helps the corporation
against the workers, that the author
ities of Pennsylvania will be found
doing," Gompers said at one point.
Full responsibility for the strike he
laid at the door of Judge Gary, who
could have stopped it. he said, by
granting a conference to the strike
Counter charges against the steel
workers, involving the revolutionary
radicalism of William Z. Foster,
strike committee secretary, in par
ticular, were met by Gompers with
the assertion that Foster no longer
was a syndicalist or a believer in
There were, several interludes.
once when Senator Phipps, repub
lican, of Colorado, read statements
of President Wilson in 1909. to the
effect that he was "a fierce partisan
of the open shop." which brought a
quick assertion from Gompers that
President Wilson does not hold with
what Dr. Wilson then said.
Try to Tie Men to Jobs.
Sen. Sterling, republican. South
Iiakota. at another point read some
steel company statistics, in reference
to greatly increased pay of work
men during the recent years and ef
forts made by the company to place
its stock among employes. In re
ply, the labor chief said that the
company had increased its earnings
400 per cent while increasing work
men's pay 100 per cent and that its
stock selling enterprises were "at
tempts to tie the men to the jobs."
"What we want is the right to
have workers represented before
their employers," he went on, "rep
resented by counsel of ability, of
courage and intelligence that can.
cope with the power of the corpor
ation chiefs and can fitly set forth
the evils and injustices of plant and
mill life. This war was fought
against autocracy and won againt
autocracy, whether autocracy of
militarism or autocracy of industry.
The day is past when an employer,
no matter how great, can declare
himself master of all he surveys."
"Have Harvest To Reap Now."
"It has been said that, most of the
men taking part in this strike are
of foreign birth and not naturalized
citizens. That may be, and no
doubt is true. The largest propor
tion of steel corporation employes
are of foreign birth, hut these men
were brought here by the companies.
'fThere was for years a systematic
effort to bring in these gangs from
Europe. There was a systematic ef
fort to eliminate Americans. They
have a harvest to reap now."
CHILDREN WILL NOT
GET GRENADE BANKS
Washington, D. C, Sept. 25.
Discontinuance by the war depart
ment of the disribution of the sur
plus hand grenades as souvenirs
will prevent the tr easuoryrmf
will prevent the treasury from re
warding children who earned
money, during vacation, for the pur
chase of war savings stamps, with
a savings bank made from one of the
weapons. It was announced today
that certificates of achievement will
be substituted for the banks in ord
er to recognize the industry of boys
and girls who earned money for
- Wall Paper. Paints, Glass, Picture
Framing. Frank Gobelman.
Sloan's Liniment scatters
the congestion and
A little, applied without rubbing, will
Penetrate immediately and rest and
soothe the nerves.
Sloan's Liniment is very effective in
allaying external pains, strains, bruises,
aches, stiff joints, sore muscles, lumba
go, neuritis, sciatica, rheumatic twinges.
Keep a big bottle always on hand
for family use. Druggists everywhere.
35c, 70c. $1.40.
WOMAN HOG BREEDER
MAKES LOTS OF MONEY
Fremont, Nebr., Sept. 25. Miss
Emma Meservey, Fremont school
teacher for twenty-five years, who
resigned over a year ago to go into
the business of breeding hogs, held
a "dispersion sale" today and it was
very successful, the total running
into several thousands of dollars.
Miss Meservey, who has worn
feminalls and raised her own pigs,
says the task is rather too strenuous
for a woman. She will quit pi
raising, but not the hog business,
for she sees a big opening in the
field of promoting sales of blooded
hogs. Hereafter Miss Meservey will
devote her attention to the adver
tising end of the game, she says.
SEEK TO CLOSE AFFAIRS
OF NATIONAL FIDELITY
Lincoln. Neb., Sept. 25. J. E
Hart, secretary of finance, an
nounces that application has been
made in the Douglas county district
court of Omaha to close up the af
fairs of the National Fidelity and
Camaly Co., of that city.
This company was placed in the
hands of A. G. Agee of Omaha as
receiver in 1915. after it had sus
tained losses it could not bridge
over. It is said that one of the
losses was on a policy held by Emil
Hrandeis of Omaha, who lost his
life on the-Titanic, which, with oth
er losses, placed the company In a
financial condition from which it
could not recuperate.
HAS TWO HUSBANDS
, Placerville. Cal.. Sept. 25. Chas
A. Pratt, reported killed in a rail
road accident in 1913. returned here
to find his wife married to Henry
Robinson. The wife had received a
photograph, accompanied by an un
dertaker's certificate and other doc
uments as proof of Prat's death, she
said. She married Robinson in
The story came out when Mrs
Robinson' filed suit for divorce from
If you are not a subscriber to the
Daily Journal let us enter your name
on our subscription list.
Journal Want-Ad Favl
CHICHESTER S FILLS
W THE WIAHOND BRAND. Jk.
years known Bt.Sa (est. Alw kdUIta
SOU B DPXOGGIS EVERVMERf
A car load of live poultry, to be
delivered at poultry car near Bur
lington Freight Depot, Plattsmouth,
Nebr., on Thursday, Oct. 2, one. day
only, for which we will pay in cash
Hens, per lb. . 25c
Pullets, per lb. 25c
Young Roosters, per lb. 22c
Old Roosters, per lb. - 14c
Ducks, per lb. 22c
Geese, per lb. 20c
Beef Hides, per lb. 30c
Horse Hides, each $11.00
We will be on hand rain or shine
and tete care of all marketable
poultry offered for sale.
Tk Trl lv.es. ceaicrl with Blu Ribbon. V
fA Tali no oth -r. Bnjr f fmmr V
I - .If DIAMOND BRAND PILL, for i
W: E. KEENEY.
DONS SPEAKING i
CONDITION NOT ALARMING, SAYS
DR. GRAYSON, BUT IN NEED
HASTENING BACK TO CAPITAL
Executive 111 in Paris and Has Over
taxed His Strength On Tour
For the Peace Treaty.
On Board President Wilson's
Train, Sept. 26. 111 from over exer
tion on his long tour for the peace
treaty, President Wilson today can
celled the speaking dates remaining
on his schedule and urned back to
The president acted under orders
from his physician, Dr. Cary T.
rrason, who said in a formal btate-i-ient
late this afternoon that Mr.
Wilson was suffering from "nervous
exhaustion," and that while his
condition was not alarming, a con
siderable period of rest would be
"necessary for his recovery."
After a few days at the capital,
where the president's special train
will arrive Sunday morning at the
end of a fast run half nay acroce thfe
continent, the president may go to
some secluded rest resort for a com
plete vacation from the official care?
which have occupied his attention
continuously for many months.
Will Not Greet King.
A plan for Mr. Wilson to go to
New York late next week to wel
come King Albert of Belgium, vir
tually has been abandoned, but the
president expects to receive the
king latter at the White house. All
other engagements for the immed
iate future have been cancelled.
After a night of illness, during
which Dr. Grayson and Mrs. Wilson
were in almost constant attendance
upon him, the president decided to
abandon his trip shortly after 8
o'clock this morning, while his train
was at Wichita. Kas. He did not
leave his private car there and dur
ing most of the day he was in bed
In the afternoon and evening he got
some sleep and was able to take
In a formal statement late this
afternoon, Dr. Cary T. Grayson, the
president's personal physician, said
Mr. Wilson's condition was "not
alarming, but would require rest for
a considerable time."
THE DEATH OF
R. E. CONTRYMAf
Ciizen of County for Sixty Years
Passes Away at Home in Weep
ing Water, Sept. 24, 1919.
From Saturdav'B Dally.
Mr. R. E. Contryman died at his
home in our city Wednesday morn
ing at two o'clock of complications
of oi'l age., Mr. Contryman has teen.
ai'uie for the last two j-ears but na
been up and around most of the
time until since last week, when thf
children were all called home on
hcronni. of his condition and were all
at ) 8 bedside when he passed away
cx opt the son. Charles of Lewellen,
who had Wfen here since Friday and
bad returned home Tuesday evening
as it was impossible to be away from
home longer. The other children
from a distance were the daughter,
Mrs. Elizabeth Turner of Schenec
tady, N. Y.: Miss Carrie Contryman
who teaches at Douglas and tte sen
Clifford of Ogallalla and also an
only nephew Mr. C. L. Courtwrlgut
of Beaver City.
Funeral services will be held at
the home Thursday, afternoon at twe
o'clock and will be in charge of the
Rev. W. If. Riley of the Congrega
Mr. Contryman was truly a pio-
necr citizen as he came to Cass
county Inv1859 where he baa held
bis continual residence for sixty
years, moving from the farm to
Weeping Water twenty-one . years
He came with an ox team from
Dixon. 111.. In company with three
or four other men who were bound
for Pikes Peak In those days of tlio
gold excitement. When they reach
ed Nebraska City they were told by
returning emigrants that there wao
no gold at Pikes Peak and that
travelers were starving by the road
sidft between here and there so iho
trip farther west was abandoned
aad Mr. Contryman traded his ox
team and the Jug of quick silver
that was to have been used in the
washing of gold for the hundred and
sixty acres of land which, has been
known as the Contryman farm for
years, northeast of town, and wfcere
Ug fag Hdued
and are now ready for your AUTO BUSINESS.
The Plaiismouth Garage
is now located in the Propst Garage building on the
comer of Seventh and Vine streets, where we will be
pleased to meet all our old
ones who mav have business in our line. n
Repairing is Our Specialty
Reo Cars and Trucks for Sale
New and Second Hand Cars
J. E. MASON, Prop.
the youngest son Wilber now makes
Later Mr. Contryman was joined
at the farm by his father and mo
ther. Mr. Contryman being the only
son and his father an invalid, in or
der to support his parents, went out
to work at his trade that of a car
penter and from the proceeds of his
labor bought back the same ox
team he had traded for the land, and
thus farming started on the land in
the meager and slow ways of this
country sixty years ago.
Later he took up freighting to
the markets of Denver, usually driv
ing two yoke of oxen and one yoke
of milch cows. The milch cows
would be disposed of each time in
the markets of Denver which would
add to the profit of his cargo which
was usually composed of flour and
meat. He made a number of these
trips across the plains to Denver and
was recognized by his companions as
being always the best shot with a
rifle which was very essential
among the freighters during the
days of the red men on the plains.
Mr. Contryman was of a very
quiet nature and never boasted of
what he did. He departed this life
at the ripe old age of S6 years, leav
ing to mourn his loss beside the aged
wife, three sons and three daugh
ters. Weeping Water Republican.
Service and Qualify
IS OUR MOTTO
We are getting comfortably settled in our new lo
cation on South 5th street, and are in position to serve
you with our able staff of mechanics.
We carry a large stock of Parts and Accessories
and solicit your work on all makes of cars and trucks.
Will make a special effort to serve you on Studebaker,
Maxwell, Dodge, Buick and Ford cars. Service guar
anteed. Our line of Quality Accessories includes Silver
town Cord tires and tubes, Champion and A. C. spark
plugs a special plug for any make of car and tractor,
En-Ar-Co oil and grease special price on 5 gallons or
more, and Willard storage batteries.
Studebaker Pleasure Cars and
Maxwell Cars and Trucks
Call and See Our Used Cars You will Find Some Rare Bargains
J F WOLFF,
Garage Phone, 79. .
A 33-Vear Loan
BUT WHICH CAN BE PAID SOONER IF DESIRED
We place such loans through the LINCOLN
JOINT STOCK LAND BANK, of Lincoln,
Nebraska, which during the past year has
loaned over $6,000,000.00 to the farmers of
Iowa and Nebraska.
NO DELAYS! NO RED TAPE!
A FAIR RATE OF INTEREST
. Ask Us About It
lank of Cass Co.,
patrons, as well as all new M
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 25. Leon
Darling, the negro accused of the
killing of Union Pacific Conductor
Massey at North Platte and who
narrowly escaped lynching at Grand
Island last night, today to Warden
Fenton of the state penitentiary re
pudiated the confession oilicers say
he made following his arrest.
"Why did you kill that man?" tho
warden asked Darling.
"I didn't kill him." was the reply,
and he persisted in his denial.
Warden Fenton says the negro
was a badly frightened man when
he was brought to the prison early
this morning after his narrow es
cape from the Grand Island crowd
who souRhfMo punish him. He was
placed in a cell alongside two pris
oners under sentence of death.
HAROLD BELL WRIGHT'S
NEW BOOK IS NOW OUT
"The Recreation of Brian Kent"
the new book by Harold Hell
Wright, has just been published, and
3'ou will find it on sale a the Jour
nal office, for the regular price of
$1.50. Get one now.
Journal want ads pay.
House Phone, 55-W
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