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PLATTSMOIJTH UEMIWEEKI.Y JOURNAL
ITOiiDAY, APEtL 18.--1920.
Notice to Ford Owners!
How are your lights? Does .your motor
crank hard? If you have these troubles your
magneto is weak. A new magneto would
cost you $20.00 installed. We recharge
your, magneto without taking your motor
down for $5.00.
Gomo In and Lot Us Explain!
Garage Phone 650 House Phone 502
BREAK IN THE
; RIVER LEVEE
TWO FARMERS RESIDING NEAR
OLD PACIFIC CITY DISCO V- .
' EKED BREAK. v
SERIOUS DANGER THREATENED
Track on Kansas City Line Under
mined and Break Required Stren
uous Work" to Repair. .
TOLD IN PLATTSMOUTH
r'rom Friday's lally. -.- .' . i
' The board of county commission
ers at their session this week trans
acted a great deal of business for the
county in the way of the allowing of
bills, as well as in a number of other
matters of importance.. - ?
Ccuntv Asessor G. L.- Farlev an.
remedy Doan's Kidney Pills.: The !,- , oc dpnf aecor ,on fh
A Resident Known to all Our Read
ers Relates an Experience.
Readers .of. the Journal have been
told again and again of. the merits
of that reliable, time-proved' kidney
DOINGS OF COMMISSIONERS
city, A. J. Trilety, which was ap-
experiences told are not those of un-
1 , i rr
uoh prrso.ia. iiyuik lar away- " (proved by the board,
cases are Plattsmouth cases told by. The comniissioners also 'appointed
Plattsmouth people. Ask your neigh- Charle3 H. Spangler as hail'adjuster
for the county for the year 1920. '
'- Theo. Starkjohn, retired farmer,
Locust and Ninth streets, Platts
mouth. says: "For several years
Doan's Kidney Pills have been used
in our family for backache and kid
ney trouble and they have always
proved to be all that is claimed for
them. When my back feels a little
lame and my kidneys are not acting
A petition signed by Edward Kel
ly and other residents of Manley
was presented asking that a license
to operate a pool hall in that vil
lage be granted to J. L. Burns and
the board voted to grant Mr. Burns
the desired permit.
Another matter to come before
the board wa3 a netition siened bv
a they should. I take Doan's Kidney several hundred of the re.sidents or
Pills a few days and they never fail lhe county requesting that a free
to. do me good. Doan's can't be wagon and auto brldge be placed
equaled and anyone having kidney acros3 the Platte river north of this
trouble should use- them, for they city and tne petItion was received
are reliable." i and placed on file in the office of
. Price 60?, at all dealers. Don't tne COUnty clerk,
simply ask for a kidney remedy I Di3trlct Clerk James Robertson,
get Doan's Kidney Pills the same reported that his office had received
that Mr. Starkjohn had. Foster-Mil- fecs am0untinir to S911.12 with dis-
How is Your Complexion?
A woman should grow more ueau
tiful as she grows older and she will
with due regard to baths, diet and
exercise, and by keeping her liver i
and bowels in good working order.
If you are haggard and yellow, your
eyes losing their lustre and whites
becoming yellowish, your flesh flab
by, it may be due to indigestion or
to a sluggish liver. Chamberlain's
Tablets correct these disorders.
bursements amounting to $195.
Register of Deeds, Mrs.' Edna
Shannon reported fees to the amount
of $980.30 for the first quarter of
1920. - '
County Clerk G. R. Sayles report-
' cd fees for $40.40 and fees earned
The report of Sheriff C. D. Quin
ton "for the first quarter of 1920
showed fecs to the amount of $47'. 60.
Kodaks for Sale
Some special high class kodak3 at
the right price. We teach the pur
chaser to use them. Phone 645.
CHRIST & GHRIST.
D&w Plattsmouth, Neb.
Ar2 You Happy ?
To be happy you. must be well. If
you are frequently troubled with
constipation and indigestion you can
not be altogether happy. Take Cham
berlain's Tablets . to correct these
disorders. They are prompt and ef
fectual, easy and pleasant to take.
We do all kinds of Job printing.
0 V f
LJ Jtist 36 of you can get in
oh these extraordinary
; suit values fo r
Saturday and Monday!
These are all bran new Spring suits, but they are such
bargains they will go mighty quick at the price
18 men's suits at ..... . . . . 1 . . . $45.50
10 " " " ...... 35.50
8 " " " 29.50
frgfAsk for the: advertised puits!
From Saturday's Dally.
The old Missouri river occasion
ally arousing from its sluggish
course starts in to do things to the
territory that forms the banks of
the stream and when the water gets
up there is something doing that re
quires all the engineering skill of
the states and the railroad compan
Lies to combat.
For years past the river has been
determinedly attacking the east bank
of ithe "river from Just below Council
Bluffs to opposite this city and it
has cost the federal government, the
state of Iowa and the Burlington
railroad a large sum of money to try
and stay the progress of the river. In
order to successfully defeat the ef
forts of, the river to -cut Into the
Iowa bank, large tralnloads of rock.
willow mats and other rip rapping
devices have been, used and it was
thought that the stream was effec
tively blocked from further' inroads
on the land of Iowa. ' ;
Last Sunday following the sud
den raise in the Missouri river, two
farmers from near old Pacific City,
north of P. Junction, Gene 'Vinton
and .II. B. Nilson, were out looking
over the situation and to see how
high the river had reached. They
discovered that the river had suc
cessfully undermined, a section of
rip rap not faf from their home and
had eaten away the rocks and dire
that had formed the barrier to the
progress of the river. This' had
gone so far that a portion of the
railroad tracks had been undermined.
The two men notified William O'Neill
and the Burlington station at Pa
cific Junction was notified and mea
sures at once taken to check the
break. ' By 9:30 the railroad had
several loads of rock on hand at the
I break in . the levee and strenuou?
work was expended in checking the
break in the guarding wall. About
fifty farmers in the vicinity of the
break repsonded to the call and . as
sisted in helping check the stream
from doing further damage. The
river expert of the railroad arrived.
Monday and since then the river
has been effectively checked.
The watchman at the levee when
he made his rounds at 3 o'clock Sun
day did hot find any break at the
levee and ' when the discovery was
made by Vinton and Nilson it was
fully twenty feet under the railroad
track and when they returned after
arousing the neighborhood the gap
had extended for 100 feet.
not been found so ; soon
break and promptly looked after it
would have ' undoubtedly have cut
clear through, the levee and flooded
the country for miles around.
MARRIED AT LINCOLN
From Saturday's Dally.
Miss Matilda Reitter of Eagle, and
Mr. Ralph Lee of Crete, were united
in marriage- at Lincoln at 8 o'clock
last Saturday evening, April .3 li?
The ( ceremony was . coleninized by
Rev. ,. II. Harmon at the study
of the First Christian church.
The bride is well " and favorably
known to our people, having grown
to womanhood in this place. -'The
groom is engaged in business in
Crete, and they will be at home fo
their friends at that-place after May
J st. '.
The newlyweds spent Sunday and
Monday with the bride s - parents
here and departed Tuesday .morning
DEATH OF MRS. D. B.
SMITH IN MISSOURI
SECURES COYOTES SCALPS
From Saturday's Daily.
Elmer E..Mathis, who resides three
miles east of Greenwood a few days
ago made a cleaning among the coy
otes of his neighborhood and as a re
sult was able to offer' to County
Clerk George R. Sayles, nine of the
scalps for which the state will give
film a bounty of $3 each. Mr. Math
fs was out looking over - his farm
when he discovered the mother coy
ote and shooting, wounded her. He
followed the coyote to her den where
she died and also discovered eight
small coyotes that he killed.- This
Is the largest' single haul that has
been made this season and will net
the successful hunter a neat sum
of . money for. his labor. K
;-How Diphtheria is Contracted
One often' hears the expression,
"My. child caught a severe cold which
developed Into diphtheria," when the
truth was that the cold 'had simply
left the little pne particularly sus
ceptible to the wandering diphtheria
germ. If your, child has a cold when
diphtheria is prevalent you . should
take him ouUof school and keep him
off the 'street until fully recovered,
as there .Is a hundred times more
danger of his taking diphtheria when
he has a cold. When Chamberlain's
.Cqugh JtemedyIs giy en J.t. quickly
cures the cold and lessens the dan
ger of diphtheria or any other germ
disease being contracted.
Passes Away at Horns of Her Daugh
ter at Thayer, Mo., Where Mr. and
Mrs. Smith Have Been Living
From Saturdays Dally. "
A message was received hero yes
terday by William D. Smith announc
ing the sad news of the death of
the mother of Mr.' Smith, which oc
curred early Friday morning Rt
Thayer, Mo., where for the past tew
months, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Smith
have been making (heir home.
Mrs. D. B. Smith has not been in
the best of health for the past few
years and her advanced age cf 72
years made her sickness quae t-r-ious.
Hoping to receive - benefit
from the change of climate and amid
new scenes Mr. and Mrs. Smith . de
parted from the old home in Platts
mouth and located at Thayer, where
their daughter, Mrs. Steiger, former
ly Miss Zella Smith, was ' making
her home. The news of the death
came as a shqcY!to'the members of
ho family in this city as well c to
the old friends who have known
t;ifs estimable lady through iha hnz
years of her residence here. Mrs.
f mlth was born at Burlington
and grew to womanhod thire and
was married in that city to Dirjitl
B. Smith. The . family came to
Plattsmouth a few years after their
marriage and Mr.- Smith was for a
loiig period engaged in the paint
shop of the Burlington in this city.
Besides the aped 'husband there
remain five children ' to mourn : it
death: W. D. Smith of Plattsmouth;
Jolph Smith, of Seattle. Wash.:
Ceorge Smith of Kansas Citv; Mr
G. W. Steiger, Thayer, Mo., and Mrs.
C- S. Tidd of Anaconda, Montana.
The. family have' received no in-
f.irmatlon as to the date of the lun-
eral asid$ from the fact tha. it is to
be brought to this city and it !s
thought the funeral will be held
HIGH SCHOOL CARNI
VAL A BIG SUCCESS
Large Crowd in Attendance Are En
tertained by Clever Stunts Provid
ed by Members of High School
i 7 f j L,i. school carnivdl ,;iwn
hist ;v?n ! u at the new school i.lu
ins; was i: great success In ever.' ivcy
giving lhe members of the j-nuSr
to a Mat sum' forv their r.s':ty
well providing entertainrt: n-'
for the very large' crowd that was
in attendance. ? .
The young people had very clever
ly arranged the side shows that at
tracted the seeker after- amusement
and much pleasure was derived in
the different places of entertainment
provided. The Hula Hula girls, the
baby, contest in which the infant
countenances of tho present h.igh
school students were exposed for the
benefit of the public, the daring au
to races in which the members of
the junior class participated and the
big minstrel show in which Dovey
& Douglass, the high school. come
dians were starred made up the ma
jor portion of the evening entertain
ment. In the beauty contest in
which the visitors participated Miss
Wilma Rainey.was voted the win
The entertainment reflected much
credit upon the young people taking
part and from the general expres
sion "of those who attended( they
were more than pleased with the
manner in which they had been en
tertained." The school this year has
developed an unusual amount of
talent in the entertaining line which
has permitted the school to giv a
number of pleasing entertainments.
At the carnival the "eats" were in
charge of the sophomores of the
school and who looked after the
needs of the public in this line.
INTERESTED IN BIG
FIGHT AT FT. OMAHA
Edward Brantner of Pender is Man
ager of George Lamson, the
Kroro Saturday's Dallv.
The fistic carnival that is to be
etaged at Fort Omaha Monday even
ing will have added interest to the
Plattsmouth lovers of the manly art
in that George Lanison of Walthill,
Neb., , "the fighting Indian" has as
his manager, Edward Brantner of
Pender, who was a long resident of
this city and a great follower of the
sporting game. -A match has been
arranged between Lamson and John
ny Sudenberg, of Omaha, reputed
the best heavyweight that has been
turned out of the boxing circles of
that city. A great card of prelimin
aries have been arranged that will
be a star feature of the fight. A
number, of the Plattsmouth fight
fans are planning 'on attending the
go at Fort Omaha) v
TO LOCATE IN KANSAS CITY
from Patiirapy'8 Tnr.
Anton Toman, Jr., one of the ex
pert machinists . in the employ or
the Burlington at the local shops,
has resigned his position ' and ex
pects to leave the first of the week
for Kansas City, Missouri, where he
will follow his trade at one of the
large automobile factories in that
city. Mr. Toman is an expert in his
line and should, find success in his
new position in the Missouri city.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
The great benefit derived from the
use of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
has been gratefully acknowiecged by
many. Mrs. Benjamin x: uiaiseue.
Decatur, III., writes, "Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy is by far the best
medicine . for colds, and coughs we
have ever used In our family. I gave
it to my children when small for
croup and have taken it myself."
from Thursday's Dally.
The Hugh Kearns post of the
American Legion met last evening
t the M. W. A. hall in their regu
lar monthly session and took up-the
matter of the adoption of the new
onstitution and by-laws which had
been prepared and which were adopt
ed by the local post. The Legion
members are also busily engaged in
preparing for the membership drive
that is to be launched throughout
the state and in which the local post
will co-operate in the plans to se
cure a membership of 30,000 service
men in the state.
The coming of the carnival in
May under the-auspices of the Legion
will be looked after by, the local post
and the best possible efforts to give
a high class entertainment will be
The question of the four-fold com
pensation plan that is now before
congress was discussed and the re
plies of Senator Norris and Congress
man Reavis to the message of the
post read, in which the two repre
sentatives stated that they would do
all possible if they thought the con
ditions would warrant the allowing
of the compensation.
The Legion, under the new con
stitution, increased the membership
of the executive committee from five
to nine and Eugene Vroman, Emil
Hild, H. J. Heneger and E. A. Webb
were elected to this position. :
77THEN vou invest m
nevV Sorine finery which
you have already picked out,
don't forget that your friends
have long been waiting for a
photograph of you and your new
spring suit would make a most
Sunday sittings by
Ghrist & Ghrist,
1 2 Hour Kodak Service.
DEATH OF CONRAD
Old Resident of Eagle Passes Away
at Hpspital at College View Mon
day Following Critical Condition.
Prom Saturday's Daily.
In speaking of the death of Con
rad Wetenkamp, one of the old and
highly respected residents of Eagle,
the Beacon of that village has . the
following to say:
The people of this., community
were greatly shocked Monday morn
ing to learn of the death of Conrad
Wetenkamp, which occurred at the
hospital at College View, Sunday ev
ening at 9:40. Mr. Wetenkamp had
been in a critical condition for a
week and his death was not unex
pected, yet the announcement cast
a gloom over the community, as he
was universally honored and respect
ed by all who knew him. He was
a, real old timer here, having been
born on4 the farm where he resided
up to the time he was taken to tho
hospital a couple of weeks ago. He
was a progressive, up-to-date farmer,
interested in the 'fullest in the devel
opment and upbuilding of the com
munity, and his death leaves a va
cancy hard to fill in the community
He leaves to mourn his departure,
besides a wife and four daughters,
Hazel, Pearl, Evelyn and Maxine,
with whom the entire community
most sincerely ' sympathizes. Mr.
Wetenkamp was born on the home
farm in July 1875, and was almost
45 years of age when taken.
The funeral was conudcted at the
home Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock by Rev. E. A. Byers, pastor
of the English Lutheran church,
and. the remains were laid to rest
in the Eagle cemetery -
Dally Journal Ibc per weak.
t 1 o rut notrrr vuft M I
Congoleum Art-Rugs ' make
any room brighter and cheer
ier. Their soft, harmonious
colors are pleasing to the eye.
They are really beautiful in
spite of their low cost.
No fastening needed because
the felt base has no tend
ency to'curl or"k
at the edges. Thesurf,
is hard and smooth and wear
resisting. "The most durable
printed floor-covering" fitly de
All Congoleum Products now bear
a Gold-Seal Guarantee that insures
your money back if the service is
not satisfactory. Look for the
Cold Seal before you buy
oor-coTe rin gs
any printed fi
MWW W H 11
i-i esceciaur onniea rues.
C-9 011Ll C I
CAPS! CAPS! CAPS!
Several dozen of Men's and Boys' caps
all sizes, shapes and colors. $1 .50, 1 .75,
$2, 2.25, ready for you at. .$1.00
IT PAYS YOU!
In times of high prices and uncertain values, you
know it pays to buy reputable wearables they sometimes
cost a little more, but real economy is evident in the end.
WHEN YOU THINK OF BUYING
think of House of Kuppenheimer
" " John B. Stetson
Underwear " Vassar
Shirts ; " " Manhattan & Elder-
Gloves . " "Hansen - ,
Overalls " " Carhartt.
These are all high grade nationally advertised lines. V7e are glad to
be able to offer you top notch goods, such as you need this spring'
from a man's shop, selling nothing but men's wear.
MAY WE HELP YOU WITH YOUR SPRING OUTFITTING ?
The important thing in caring for clothes
is to avoid frequent pressing. Hangers for
your coats and trousers are the thing for
clothes economy and long wear. r
We. have them for sale and they are
"Two Bits' each.
FOR THE HARD-TO-FIT OR MAN of
. FASTIDIOUS TASTES
our Kuppenheimer made-to-your-measure
line is here with many pleasant surprises.
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