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PLATTSMOTTTH SEMI-WEEEXY JOTJEffAX
THURSDAY. LECEMEEP. 23. 1920.
f I Tfi3 yfK
of fje Season!
Appreciating the kindness of our many
friends, and the substantial result of this
friendship a growing patronage, we are not
unmindful of the part you have had in con
tributing to our success.
Accordingly, we take this opportunity of
wishing you each and every one a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year.
It is our wish that you may en
joy this Christmas season to the
limit of enjoyment . . .
and that the coming New Year
may be one filled for prosperity for
each and every one.
May You All Prosper:-
It is our wish that all may enjoy
the forthcoming holiday season;
that the blessings of health, happi
ness and prosperity may continue
to be with us all throughout the
The Union iV3arket
J. B. KALSTEAD, Prop.
THE PRICES OF
While Many Lines Have Shown Low
ering Prices, the Cost of Promoting
Dances Still Expensive.
With tho mounting costs of all the
necessities and luxuries that have
prevailed over the country for the
past year, the lovers of the dance
have felt the pinch of the high prices
In tho increasing charge for dancing
that has come as a necessity follow
ing the upward trend of all prices.
In this city it has been impossible to
avoid the increasing cost and at! the
same time give the. dancers the best
of music and well arranged dances
that they have been useiTto. Dur
ing last season and this year as well
the K. K. O. dancing club has had
Dick DeFord and his Jazziteers here
for their dances while the American
Legion has staged Carl Lamp of Oma
ha for a number of the dances, and
these high class musical organiza
tions have of course, cost a groat deal
of money. The scale at which the
musicians in the city play has beeu
increasing as the members of the un
! ion were forced to meet the high cost
of living and this has led to the de
mand for more money and the conse
quent advance of the price of admis
sion to the dances. The hall rent has
also showed an increase over that of
two years ago as well as the fact of
increased expense in the tax de
manded by the government and the
whole has resulted in making it al
most necessary to demand $1.50 as
an adpiission in order to anyways
near break even on the proposition.
It had been hoped by the K. K. G.
club to be able to give the dances
at a lower admission price but as
their expenses are still at the peak
they have been unable to do this and
the prices for the dances for the
present at least must remain where
they have been until the downward
trend of the present day prices reach
es the point, where they will affect
the costs of producing the dances.
As it is there is very little made on
any of the dances given in the city
for those who promote them and
those who enjoy this means of recrea
tion should appreciate the efforts of
their friends and share with theia
the cost of the dance without complaint.
SAYS OFFICIALS ARE TRAGEDY AT
THE COAL PROFITEERS Qnynpn.-TWn
UE-iwmiu i iiu
Director of Dealers' Association Adds
Railroad Men Also in on Graft
Names Are Kept Secret.
For a mild, easy action of tho
bowels, try Doan's Hegulets. a mod
ern laxative. 30c at all stores.
Washington. D. C. Dec. 21.
Charges that government officials
Joined in coal profiteering during
the period of shortage last summer
were made by George II. Cashing.
managing director of the American
Wholesule Coal association, testify
ing under oath today before a senate
investigating committee. In an exe
cutive session the committee, accord
ing to Senator Calder, republican,
New York, its chairman, was furnish
ed by Mr. Cashing with the name
or one man. said to have been a
principal in an operation by which
a group of men in government ser
vice obtained 4i SO. 000 tons of coal.
which they sold atler at a profit or
$600,000. Railroad officials and one
army officer, also participated in the
profit-making. Mr. dishing was said.
by Chairman Calder to have charged.
MAYOR SHOT TO DEATH BY SON-
IN-LAW WHO SLASHES
HIS OWN THROAT.
Seward. Neb., Dec. 21. George
Merriam, mayor of Seward, was shot
and instantly killed at 8 p. m. to
day by Patrick McFarland, his son-
After wounding Mrs. Merriam In
the breast and hand. McFarland cut
his throat with a razor, dying almost
Mrs. Merriam. an Invalid, was
taken to the home of a neighbor,
where it was stated that her chances
for recovery are slight.
Three shots entered Mernam's
shadowed the rest of his statement.
which wiw to effect that the coa'
shortage last summer was due tc
panic and largely caused by state
ments of the interstate commerce
commission, the geological survey
the railroad administration and th'
senate interstate commerce commit
ted telling tkft consuming puhli
about a coal shortage this winter.
Chairman Calder later recounted r
part of Mr. Cushing's statement, say
ing that no names would be marif
public until investigation of tlif
charges was completed. Certain of
ficials, it was said Cushing testified.
were able to obtain information as r
communities where shortage condi
tions were particularly feared, and
possessed information as to the ef
feet of, priority orders obtained o-
the information for furnishing cop
cars. These oilicials were also sair
to have information as to coal in
transit and to have been able to oV
tain supplies which could be divertc
to more lucrative markets.
The government official named b'
Gushing was said by the witness tc
have resigned some time ago.
As to the condition today, M
Cushing contended that "anybod-
can buy coal almost at his ow
price." and marked that "if the rail
roads hold up. and there isn't a'
resumption of world war, American'
can forget they have a coal prob
lem for twenty-five years.
Production would exceed all know
The annual meeting of the Farmers records, he said, if maintained at th
Mutual Fire & Live Stock Insurance present rate until April 1, when th
company of Cass county. Nebraska, coal year ends.
will be held at the Taylor school I :
nouse. District No. 45 in Plattsmouth 1 neavy, impure uioott makes r
precinct on Saturday. January S. 'muddy, pimply complexion, heaf1
1921, at 1:30 p. m., for the purpose aches, nausea, indigestion. Thi'
of electing officers for the ensuing blood makes you weak, pale an''
year aud transacting such other busi- sickly. For pure bjood, sound di
ness as may legally come before the gestiou. use Hurdock Blood Ilitterr
bodv, one penetrating the skull and
This phase of Mr. Cushing's testi- another the chest. The third has not
mnn v l-ofrr Dm itiitii S f I nvnr. I uevJl luiaicu.
ma m j i tl V. V ' A-A (fell v x m
McFarland, in the opinion, of his
acquaintances, blamed his parents-in-law
for domestic troubles. His
wife, formerly Miss Jessie Merriam,
and their 3-year-old boy, had lived
at the Merriam home sinqe divorce
oroceedings had been instituted by
he former. Brooding over his
troubles had unbalanced McFarland.'
t is believed.
' McFarland, anxious to gain posses
sion of the child, had called at
the Merriam home early in the even
ing. The only other member of the
family. Lieutenant J. Merriam. was
x member of the cast of an Ameri
?an Legion play being staged at the
Young Men's Christian association.
After a short conversation, McFar
land emptied his gun, five shot3 en-
ering the bodies of Merriam and
He made no attempt to harm his
vife or babe.
Merriam, about 70 years old, had
been secretary of the Mutual Protec-
ive Fire association of this place
'or twentv years. He also had served
Seward county for eight years as
lerk of the district court. He had
een major for three terms.
McFarland, 43, married Miss Mer
iam seven years ago. At times he
vent by the name of Andrews, that
f his mother after her second mar
iage. Ho was a contractor by
frade, but had conducted a soft
Irink parlor since coming here.
Mrs. McFarland is about 32 years
TOE STECHER ILL WITH NEURITIS
J. P. FALTER.
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Means a. Merrier
There is something really Christmassy about
the Victrola; it brings with it happiness for all
the yean. Like the old-fashioned fireplace, it
becomes a rallying- point for the whole family
And as for true Christmas spirit nothing isSnore
'welcome than Victor Records, when they are
chosen with the particular taste of Ithe recipient
in mind. We can help you choose just the Victrola
that will delight the folks. Drop in today and
hear some of the world's greatest artists, perfectly
tepwo!uQe4 fey Victor; Records
A Complete Line
Both Bulk and Box
Nothing you could possibly give makes a more ap
propriate or appreciated gift. Our stock includes all
The Leading Brands
WHITMAN'S SAMPLER LINE
CALIFORNIA CHOCOLATE SHOP
BUNTE'S DELICIOUS CREAMS
CRANE'S "MARY GARDEN" AND j
"CANARY COTTAGE." j
You will go a long ways before you will find a more
complete assortment of box candy than we offer you.
Peanut Brittle, Cocoanut Slab, Peanut Slab, Peanut
Fudge, Creamed Filberts, Bittersweets and
Good Old Fashioned Mixed Bulk
FRUITS STRING CANDY NUTS
TOBACCO CIGARETTES CIGARS !
Our prices are right from the cheapest that's good to
the best made. NOW is the time to buy your candies.
AT YOUR SERVICE
Joo Steelier and Mrs. Steelier are
t the Fontenelle hotel and have been
ince Sunday evening, and as Joe id
.nder the care of Dr. Dishong, they
.re apt to remain there for some days,
rnmediately after his late match with
3d Lewis, Joe was taken quite ill
with neuritis of the neck and left
inn, and despite several pressing tn-
agements on the tapis, at the advice
f a physician he took the first llyer
Since his arrival here Sunday
noining. Mrs. Steelier came down
'rom their home at Dodge and has
'een with him ever since. While
roe's condition is not alarming, he
utters a great deal, and will be kept
ibsolutely o.uiet until he begins to
how signs of material improvement.
when he will go to Dodge for several
veeks of absolute rest. He has been
onipelled to cancel all matches in
he moantime. and confine himself
xclusively to getiing well.
That the big fellow is considerably
worried is quite evident, as the nial
'.dy is confined to his left arm. and it
his left arm, principally, that has
nade him famous at his chosen pro-
The peerless fellow had no alibis
fo offer for his late reverse, but his
ihysician has. Tony Steelier and
wife will arive from Dodge this af-
ernoon. and will remain here until
Joe feels able to go home. AVorld-
SOLDIERS WESTWARD BOUND
Yesterday a special troop train
passed through the city over the Bur
lington, westward bound and carry
ing eighty men, comprising battery
F, 11th Field Artillery. The battery
was from Camp Grant. 111., and en
route to Honolulu, where they are to
be stationed. The battery carried
their equipment of field howitzers
with them as well as the caissions
and other equipment. The soldiers
enjoyed a short stay in Lincoln on
their way west and were exercised
there on the first lap of the long trip
NOTICE BOY SCOUTS
The Boy Scouts will meet tomor
row afternoon at, the high school
building. Troop t will meet at 5:15
p. m., and Troop 2 at 6:30. All
members of the scouts are urged to
attend. By order of the Scoutmaster.
A SPLENDID BARGAIN
Now is the chance to purchace la
dies ready-to-wear garments at 33 1-3
per cent discount from the prevail-
! mr prices a.nu aiso secure extra votes
for your favrites in the doll contest,
at the M. Fanger store in this city.
Now is your chance to secure a goorf
bargain and also help out the little
SHOT GUN FOR SALE.
410 guage shot gun for sale.
i For baby's croup. ' Willie's daily
cuts and bruises, mother's sore throat
and Grandma's lameness Dr. Thom
as' Eclectric Oil the household
remedy. 30c and 60c.
The Good Things
Let us fill your Christmas needs. We have every
thing you could possibly want.
Vegetables! Fruits and Nuts!
Oranges (all sizes)
Currants, Seedless Raisons, Citron, Orange and Lemon
Peel, Candied Cherries, Candied Pineapple, English
Walnut Meats, Pecan Meats, Almond Meats, Etc.
Heinz Fig Puddings Curtice
Bros. Plum Puddings
II. li SOEHICU
PHONES 53 AND 54
Accept Our Greetings:-
and be assured that we are wish
ing you one and all a Merry Christ
mas and a Happy New Year.
It is our sincere desire that the
coming of the New Year may bring
you continued prosperity, abun
dant health and happiness.
The Insurance Man
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Everything in the Entire Stock Included
in this sale!
Christ &. Ghrist,
4th and Main St. The Anhauier-Busch Building.
The Season's Greetings:-
Among our assets we like to count the only one
money cannot buy your good will.
And so at this Holiday Season we extend -to you,
not as a customer alone, but as a friend, the best of
wishes for the coming year.
E. J. RICHEY
Gift and Greeting cards at the
Journal office. I
OUR FOUNTAIN IS OPEN THE YEAR 'ROUND!
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