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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1921
Starting Thursday, We Offer--
For the Vacationist
OFFERING to all discriminating Trunk buyers the world
renowned Hartmann Wardrobe Trunks at prices that conclu
t sively prove their superior values. Without fear of contradiction
we say that these Trunks are the best values in Cmaha.
Your comparison of this Hartmann
Wardrobe Trunk will be convincing.
It is made especially for Frc-Iin? Steinle .and
includes the exclusive Hartmann open cushion
top, locking bar, spring lock, hangers, Iaumlry
bag-, shoe box and four roomy drawers. For
merly priced at S72.r0. Now
All corners Gibralterized. Its dur
ability has icon the friendship of
thousands of owners. A trunk built
for heavy travel.
Heavy Cushion Lift Top, nwking all garments
easy to get at. You will be proud of this Hart
mann Wardrobe. Very special at
Including War Tax.
Hartmann Wardrobe Trunks that were $55.50, now. . S-4f.00
Hartmann Wardrobe Trunks that were $47.50, now. .Jj(J.f0
The evident preference for Hartmann Wardrobe Trunks among experienced
travelers is the result of exclusive conveniences and superiorities of construction. We
now offer this convincing demonstration without obligation.
Omaha's Best Baggage Builders Here Fifteen
1803 FARNAM STREET
FEW DOORS WEST OF CITY HALL ON THE LIN'COLN HIGHWAY
ITY SALE VERY
STORES ARE CROWDED FROM OP
ENING HOUR WITH SHOPPERS
TO SECURE BARGAINS
STOCKS ARE MOVING RAPIDLY
draws down F;:;r
This in. 'ruins Max Iuda. :
in rou ii ! i-iiiirt t. ansx.tr
charge of havinir li.nl in hi-'
s-iun illtoxic l! in;.; liquor, ha V
v.'. I -t
a uuiiitirv un--.iver-.-d in the rani ot
tlie -;::i' .-i-.:.!:t y.-terd.iy anil f:
this nllin.-e Mr. Hilda wa- handed a
line of ?10 nil r -is which In srt-tli-d
for and , was allowtd to r-turn
to his hf.me.
Break in Prices
mnos and r layer nanos
The Big Omaha Art and Music Store
Finished in fancy
figured double ve
neer oak, mahogany
or walnut (dull nr
polished) five point
motor, brass trim
mings, full metal
key device and
In fact, all that
;oes to make up
fine No. 1 player
at the special re
duction price of
Also in double ve
neer oak. mahog
any or walnut dull
or polished), dou
ble repeatm-; artiun
full tone. Empire
top and full 7'-i
octave. This piano f
is indeed an op
portunity for those
wlio have been
seeking a real val
ue. Fujly guaran-
teed and offered In
this great sale for
A Saving of $200 to $300
on These Instruments
You may pay cash on whatever terms may be de
sired. Remember, a little down and a little each
month, puts a piano or a player in your home.
These Are All Standard Instruments
Made by the most reputable manufacturers. Every
piano and player is a wonderful value and
Carries the Regular Hospe Guarantee
We are overstocked. We carry products of 12
pianq manufacturers. We are making a clean
sweep. It is indeed a great sacrifice sale of high
class goods. We must turn this enormous stock into
money. Out-of-town customers may order by mail
with every assurance of fair dealing. A small de
posit will holdthe instrument you select.
Week Buy a
fci or itM m? in
For 47 Years at
1513-15 Douglas St.
The Big Omaha Art and
Week Buys a
C. Entertain the Grand Army
the Home of Their Presi
dent Tuesday Afternoon.
The members of tlw Woman's He-
1 i I' 'tri; were hostesses vesterdav
ifterno.ni :it the pleasant home of
iifii- pre: blent, .Mrs. Fred G. Kgen-
!rg'-r. to the iii-'-mhers of the Grand
Ain.y of the Ik-public ami the event
was one of more than usual pleas-
tntm-ss to the members of both or
The ladies had arranged a very
leasing program that served to en
tertain th" members of the party
during the afternoon and which was
irried out bv a number of the tal-
enie.i resilient:; or the citv.
One of the pleasing numbers was
a piano ana drum duet iy .Missei
Helen and Master Edgar Wescott
a inl the voting people were Riven
hearty approval by the m mbers of
.Miss Clara Mae Morgan also gave
i pleasing vocal selection, the ac
eompaniinent being played by Miss
Helen Wescott and a very enjoyable
pa it of the afternoon program was
the vocal seleetioii by Mrs. P. J.
riynn, v. ho is one of the gifted mu-
i ians of the city and who also gave
a pleasing piano selection.
I'iano solos were played by Mr'::.
Lillian Freeman. .Miss Genevieve
Whelan and Mis:; Mary Rucker, all
of whom are finished artists and
whose selections proved most de
lightful iu every respect to the mem
bers of the partv.
Miss I'.ernese Xewell, who is one
of the talented elocutionists of the
city gave one of her alwavs charm
ing readings and was followed by a
most interesting address by Rev. A.
V. Hunter on the origin of the flag,
the lessons that the standard of our
nation teach to us and the sacrifices
that the . patriots of the nation have
given that the flag might float over
the land of the free.
The rooms of the home were very
prettily arranged with decorations of
the pretty roses of the early summer
and made a most charming scene for
the pleasant gathering.
There were some forty guests
present and at the close of the after
noon the ladies served very dainty
refreshments of ice cream, cake anil
punch which added to he pleasures
of the most enjoyable afternoon.
Many of the Stores Have Replace,
merits of Stocks Sacrificed in the
Big; Special Sale.
The first bargain community sale
held in this city has gone over in
great shape and the merchants ;ii
well as the buying public have rea
son to feel well pleased with the
plendid re.-ults attained.
From the opening hour this morn
ing the si ream ot shoppers on the
treets was continuous and every
tore in tne i-ilv vv.-i-: visited hv laiL't-
numbers to take advantage of tlie
tpecial prices prevailing for the day
ind which marked a real revolution
in the prevailing market prices in
The stores had made special fea
tures of certain articles in their lines
but these were not the limits of the
bargains as many of the different
lines were prit-ed at very at tractive
figures that made it a wonderful op
portunity for the careful shopper.
In many cases the merchants found
the lush uo great that their special
featured lines were rapidly depleted
and replacements were ordered from
the wholesale houses to fill the de
mand of the purchasers and the fact
that they were offering real bargains
was shown by the heavy demand
made t.n the lines in all the stores.
The success of the sale has demon
strated two things iu- that the
F'lattsmouth store:; can offer just as
good bargains as any place in the
world if they are given the opportun
ity of having the support of the buy
ing public and that they will be able
with the stocks moving rapidlv to
give the people of the city and -1.1111-ty
the opportunity of some real bar
gain. The sales wi'.l be made a monthly
feature hereafter and each of the
business liou-es of t ho city will join
in seeing that the community sabs
diiy is made a real feast of bargains
in every way and one that the public
liould take the full, st advantage of if
they desire to pick up some of the
best lines that the market affords.
MEETING IS HELD GARS BEING STORED .
FOR GRAIN SHIPPING
Wheat Movement is Very Light Now
With Harvest anV. Threshing But
p. Few Weekr. Distant.
The Uurlington railroad is now
rloring grain cars. Unite a move
ment of empty cars from the east is
it ported and a large number ar -now
held on sidings on the Nebraska
Railroad officials rather looked for
an increase in the movement of old
grain with the approach of harvt.
Figures for last week show shipments
from the territory to have been rath
er light. It was figured that farmers
would want to get the grain out
of the way so that they could store
the new and thut much of it wtaild
be dumped at the country station.
That anticipation has not been rea
lized, although shipping may pick
up materially in the very neat fu
Reports show that tho Nebraska
crop is going to be short and that
the volume to be shipped will not be
so great as it was a ear ago. al
though there will be considerable sur
plus. Eastern Nebraska farmer:; who
generally store have a great deal of
grain in their granarie.-: and there
may not ho enough for the new.
Therefore either the old or tho new
must be r.hipped soon. Railroads
fear now that the shipping direct
from tho thresher may be unusually
heavy, and if that is true the ability
of the railroads to furnish suflicient
cars for the traffic will be taxed.
KENSINGTON CLUE MEETS
HERE FROM NELSON
C. Spnngler, from Nelson. Neb.,
who has been here for the past few
days visiting at the home of relatives,
departed this morning for Lincoln
and from there will return to his
home. Mr. Spangler has resided near
Nelson for the past fourteen years,
moving from this county at that
time. He says crops a re looking fair
ly well and everything bids fair for
an average yield. He spent a por
tion of his visit here at the home of
Mrs. Spanker's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
A. S. Will.
Special discount sale of 20 per cenl;
on all silk dresses. Ladies Toggery.
Phone us the news!
The Eastern Star kensington club
were very pleasantly entertained yes
terday afternoon at the parlors of the
Masonic temple and the occasion was
enjoyed by an unusually large num
ber of the members. The hostesses
of the occasion were Mesdames. Hert
Coleman. J. Leonard Meisinger.
Charles S. Dovey, Waldemar Soen
nichsen and Christino Coughlin, and
the ladies proved royal entertainers
as was the general expression of all
thoso who attended the meeting. The
afterno(i was spent in visiting and
sewing as well as in the enjoyment
of several numbers on the Victrola.
At a suitable hour the members
were invited to the dining room of
the temple where a delicious two
courso luncheon was served, the ta
bles being arranged with decorations
of the summer roses and presented
a very pleasing scene as the ladies
gathered to enjoy the pleasant repast
This was the last meeting of the
summer.as the club will enjoy a rest
during the heated months and the
next meeting will be held on the
second Tuesday in September.
SOME HOT WEATHER
The weather man has been giving
ns some genuine hot weather the past
few days, and especially is this the
case today. Following the rain last
night the atmosphere turned sultry
and has continued so today, with a
high state of humidity and prospects
for an early rain.
PAYS VISIT HERE
A. F. Schwalbe, one of the leading
raw fur dealers of the central states
with his offices at Toledo. Ohio, has
in company with his wife been a vis
itor in this city for the past few
days at the home of Mrs. Gust
Schlieske. a sister of Mr. Schwalbe.
This is the first visit to the "est in
a number of years for Mr. Schwalbe
and the first time vii't the wife has
been west of Chicago. This morn
ing they departed for Omaha, where
they will visit another sister who Mr.
Schwalbe has not seen for the past
NEW HIGHWAY BODY
Addresses Letter to Nebraska Leg
islators Against Appointment
I.inecln. Neb., June 1 I. Governor
McKelvie has addressed a. letter to
Nebraska senators, and representa
tive; in congress protesting against
the creation of a federal highway
commission wmcli would supersede
the present joint control of federal
slate aid roads by the x department
of agriculture and the various st:.to
highway commissions or bureaus.
The governor's protest says:
"On behalf of the people of Ne
braska. I desire most, earnestly to reg
ister a protest .against the passage of
Ibis bill. In this I am joint d by
George Johnson, secretary of the de
lta rt meat of public works for Nebras
ka, and am supported by the officer'".
of the Nebraska Good Road- associa
tion and the National Farm r.unau."
"Of secondary importance, but not
to be ignored is the proposal to cre
ate a federal highwav commission.
consisting of three members, who
shall receive $10.l0 per year. This
is a policy of administrali-.n that has
been thoroughly discredited, and I
think if would be a very great mis
take to crt-a'e another such a board
ir commission for the handling of
this work. It is now bc'ing capably
iMlinini-tert (I through the department
of agriculture and for I Ik present ar
least may well be continued there.
"Of first importance is the proposal
to appropriate $ 1 nO.mitl.OOu for the
building of a interstate system of
public roads. This would undoubted
ly mean the discontinuance of federal
aid for the general construction of
the roads in the states and would re
Miit in the construction of a t-ry
few primary liii.-hw.iys that would
r-ervc a relatively small percentage or
1 he people.
"1'nder the present program of
road development by the federal gov
ernment, fn co-operation with the
tates, Nebraska is developing a sys
tem of .I.imiii miles of dirt roads at
toe minimum of cost. These roads
: erve directly at least ,.". fler cent of
the people of Nebraska who live im
mediately adjacent ft- them, while 7.
per cent of the travel is either direct
ly upon these roads or originate;,
within one mile from them. Thu--.
you will .'e that this is a practical
vstem of road development that for
1 lie present serves a very' large per
centage of our people and ultimately
it will provide tlie means by which
a good dirt road will l.e built to the
door yard of every farm home in the
state. ' In fact, it is .1 system of mar
ket rotlas, and this I consider of
primary importance in the develop
ment of roads for an agricultural
state like this.
"To abandon the present program
in support of the proposed Townseml
teaoinhsTdlnucnif y wpel a linshrdlud rd
bill would be'uneconomical and ex
travagant in the extreme, and I am
sure it would meet with the hearty
disapproval of the people f this state
G0THENBERG SAVED FROM INUN
DATION WHEN EITCK BREAKS
U. P. TRACKS IN HANGER
NORTH RIVER BRANCH RISING
Ditcli to Lake Gothenburg Breaks and
Ilccds Lincoln Highway Four
Miles West of the Citv.
Gothenburg, Neb., June 14. --The
water rose three and one-half inches
today in the rh'.tte. Some traffic i;;
still able to cross the wagon bridge.
The Lincoln highway is flooded for
four miles west of t;ie city, caused
by the ditch to Lake Gothenburg
breaking. The large ta'l race from
the lake is carrying the surplus, and
were it not for this the business sec
tion of the town would be flooded.
Superintendent Carey of the Union
Pacific is here overseeing ditching to
keep water off the tracks. Tlie Cozad
diteli of this city is also out of it?:
banks and is flooding the roads and
fields, lb-fore tlie break in the cana!
10 Lake Gothenburg the city was in
danger of being flooded, as the lake
was nearly full. The lake is on a
lull above the citv.
TWO NEW SCOTTS
BLUFF GO. TOWNS
Eamagf: at Lexington.
Ijexingtou. Neb.. June 14. Owing
10 the flooded condiiton of the Vlat'e
river many delegates to the 1. K. O.
convention are phoning Lexington as
t:; the safety ot train service. Th"
Chamber of Commerce immediately
took it up with Vision Pacific offi
cial:" and tluy advise that
ni da Hirer to their racks
The fill on both sides of
bridge went out vesterdav
Lexington went out this
The commissioners have a
bridge i-o that people can
?afetv. The river rose sevt
cs during tlie night, but Conimis
er Yaiihorn staled flint he think1
worst i:i past.
Danger at Centra! Citj.
Central City. Neb.. June 14. A
corps of workers l;a' been kept be.sy
smce 2 o'clock this morning fryinir
to prevent the flood waters from de
stroying the fill just completed in
connection with the new .steel bridge.
The river is out of its banks at this
place and the mile bride has been
closed, being pronounced as unsafe
lor travel despite the tact the river
is from twenty to thirty feet deep.
Aside from probable bri Ige losses-
no iurmer damage is anticipated ruie
to the width of the rivor at thi
Two Bridge': Out.
Bailey Farm and Lyman May Be
come Union Pacific Rail
Gering. Neb. .-Juno I". A hearing
was in progress here all day wherein
the declaration of tho Vnion Pacific
Railroad company of the siic of two
new towns in Scotts lllufl county on
its new extension west of Gering was
presented to the Nebraska railway
commission for approval. Commis
sioners Thorne A. Iirowne and II. L.
Cook were here conducting the hear
ing and the railroad people -were
represented by N. II. Loom is, general
sc licitor. General Manager Jeiiers,
Chief Engineer Huntley and I rathe
Manager C. J. Lane were among other
railroad officials present.
There is not believed to be ahv
probability that the showing made
against the two sites proposed by the
railroad company will effect any
change. Tho result will bo a station
at a point now known as the Railey
farm equi-distant from Mitchell and
Morrill, but on the opposite side of
the river, and at the town already
established and known as Lyman.
about six miles south of the North
Platte river and one-half mile from
the Wvoming state line. The latter
point "was contested by a site one
mile east while tho P.ailey site was
opposed bv the towns of Mitchell
and Morrill, each located on the
Uurlington. and which wanted a sta
tion directly opposite their towns.
J FINE LITTLE DAUGHTER j
At an earlv hour this morning a J
fine little daughter came to join the;
family of Mr. and Mrs. josepn nau
raba on west Main r.treet and the
ell as the mother are
in tii hest of condition and Joe:
UUtN ' - ,
is feeling very happy a she attends.
to tlie iraue ai . :
his usually genial countenance 1
even more smiling as he thinks of
the little one at home.
Special discount sale of 20 per cent
on all silk dresses. Ladies Toeiy.
which Mond.iv cr. ue.l
r Johnson to send a
warning into the valley of the Platte
river yesterday apparently were at a
standstill at North Platte. Neb. Re
ports received there from upstream
indicated that the river level was
d 1 ( ppi n.;.
Citizen? of North Platte re anx
iously watching the North Piatt?
branch of the river. A ris . in that
stream, it was said, threatens to sub
merge residence property in the north
part of the f ity.
No further official report? from
the flood area had been received, at
Mr. Johnson's office yesterday. An
unofficial advice had it thai at Hen
ry, Neb., close to the Colorado line,
the water wm runnint over the lop
of h new concrete bridge, now in
course of construction.
The river's riso at North Platte
ha'-, already resulted in the destruc
tion of three spans of the new con
crete bridge, built three years ago at
a cost of S4S.000. Two of til? pi-M's
went out yesterday afternoon. A
third was washed away during the
night and this morning th; river's
ravaging was attacking a fourth span.
It was expected to collapse momen
tarily. County commissioners visit
ed the bridge yesterday and conclud
ed the entire bridge would have to
be demolished and rebuilt. There
are ten spans, each fifty feet in
Verv little farm land is inundated
around North Platte, the river re
maining within its banks.
Wreck of the bridge at North
Platte has marooned from the city
an area comprising about forty
Bridges leading into Maxwell, four
teen miles east, and Hershey. eight
miles west, have been condemned
and traffic is permitted at travelers'
To insure uninterrupted mail ser
vice along three rural routes leading
out over the wrecked bridge, the
Chamber of Commerce will install a
ferry boat ner-ic4 a crop- the river.
Farmers livingflji the marooned dis
trict also will be Mipplied with food
and emergency supplies by means of
PORTER PEACE PLAN
PASSED BY HOUSE
Substitute for Senate Rill That
peaJed the Declaration of War
Vote SUAd Z0r, UfA.
Washington. Jtr.f 1". '.f
of five to cne f;ie r p-s-
cd the Porter re'iOiuV,'f tt, 'rminr
the state of war f :i l' r.;ri
States and . cer.tral jx
As a Kubrttlf ute f,r tr. Knv.- r
lution. passed by fh n.. .-.
ing the declaration 'v.r. i" -'t-5
put through, .';0", to ts-.:.-
can. measure. wjM .os--. .n.,'
one republican vot -- KU.7. ot Vf - r. -
igan. Korty-n ine d'-rr. rr?. j.n .-.'
in the land-.Iide.
First throwing oc or r. r ot
order, a motion by Hpr.ftrr;
Flood, demo- rat. Virfciri'-. to -vnl m
resolution back to coriMrir .-.-t
instructions to report a. .iifttifu:
requesting the president r r. c
with the enemy countries t ,t r.r--"
of peace, the house vo'ed ifj vr.,
to 112, another recornm i 1 1 i n si pr .- -
There was no debate on rh- If.'.
motion which provided for in
ment to the pending meaur r--rv -ing
the right under the treaty oi Ver
sailles "to enter into an a?r--ri:-'.-.
with Germany and her uWi-:; anl tr.
powers associated with the t'n:tr--l
States in the war for joint di-arni-menc."
Porter Spiingr. Surprise.
Springing a surprise at the la-t mo
ment. Chairman Porter of the foreign
affairs ocnimittee. In charge of the
fight, presented Representative
Hourko Cochran. democrat. New
York, to make the closing argument
for passage of the resolution.
Mr. Kelly, who is chairman of the
house conferes at work o'n the naval
bill and its disarmament amendment,
made a bitter attack on the resolu
tion, declaring congress woudl live
to apolagize for its act. which he de
scribed as making peace with a mere
clasp of the hand.
Tlie principal attack on the resolu
tion was based by the democrats on
the ground that it did not properly
protect American rights and that the
Vnited States in attempting to nego
tiate a treaty with Germany and her
ally would sit down with feet and
hands tied. Republicans held, how
ever, that all rightr. were safeguard
ed. Failure of the senate to accept the
house substitute will send the ques
tion of peace to conference.
Representative Garrett of Tennes
see, acting democratic leader, oppos
ing the resolution, told the house
that the republicanism in attempting
to force through the peace resolution,
apparently thought tho diplomatic
powers of the government futile, and
insufficient. He added that it was
hard to make him believe that Secre
tary Hughes whom he described as
"easily the outstanding figure of the
new administration" was lacking in
ability to deal with the big things of
the world, even though he be handi
capped by a Harvey or humiliated by
SPEEDS COST MONEY
This morning the city strong box
was re-enforced bv several iron men
contributed by those who had violat
ed the speed regulations of the city
with their gas wagons. .Alfred
Humphrey and Will Meisinger were
the two offenders and both given a
fine of $10 and costs amounting to
$i: each which was paid and they al
lowed to go on their way rejoicing.
Roth arrests were made several days
ago by Officer Chandler, but the par
ties not fined until this morning.
The Bank of Cass County
PATTSMOUTH, NEBR. W
Capital, Surplus and Profits
All deposits in this Bank are Guaranteed by the
Nebraska State Banking Guarantee Law
WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATRONAGE
T. H. POLLOCK, G.M. LlcCLERKIM, R7 F.' PATTERSON,
President Vice President Cashier
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