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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (June 28, 1910)
ROBERT PROPST AND FAMILY
HAD , AUTOMOBILE TRIP
The County Correspondents
A CORNER IN
By FRANCIS COWLES
'Biggest Time In My Life " Says
Mr. Props! In Visit at News
Weekly Letters of the Happenings of our Neighbors
House Furniture and Undertaking Parloi
X SOUTH BEND. X
Ksturzenrgger and S. Long were
transacting business' in riuttsnouth
Mrs. K. N. (jrcone and daughter
arc upending tin."' a few days with
the Lancing family.
Mary Sawyer returned last week
from a two weeks visit at 'the H
Richardson home in DeWitt.
Mrs. Chas. lirown spent a couple
of days in the country at the Win.
Richardson home last week and re
ported a fine time
Mrs. Chas. Camphell is entertain
ing her Bisters from Plattsnouth
Olive Kenecht returned Monday
from herschool districts at the Wayne
Mrs. Everetts was sunmmonedto
the bedside of her daughter, Lou
Anthonywho is very ill in Ft. Dodge
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Mcllugh
spent the greater part of last weeje
in Lincoln visiting J. J. Hills also
going in to attend the Richard-Ottc
nuptials where Mrs. Mcllugh had
charge of the guest book duringthe
Mrs. Cora Sclatten visited rela
tives near Memphis the latter part
of last week.
Alfonso Sturzencgger returned hone
from his University work last week
having completed the law course.
We understand that he will take a
years rest ere he returns
Mr. Baldwin who is a workman
with the bridge gang here reeei'-'-d
the sad intigence Saturdaycvcn
ing that his two sons were drounded
in the Blue River near their home
at Fairbury while out - swimming
E. turzenegger and bou Alfonso
left Tuesday morning for the summers
sojourn in Europe. They take
leave from New York on the Sedric
Saturday June 25 fer Queenstown
where thev. expect to tour the
British Isle ere leaving for other
points for the formers nalive land,
,crn McGinnis has resigned his
position on Rock Island nn foreman
of extra gang . Lem expects to
mo c his household goods to South
A party was given in honor of
Miss Olive Knegt at her home.
Miss Knecht just recently returned
from the Normal school at Wayne,
T. W. Fountain our ferrrynian
is kept busy on Sundays taking
people across' to the fisheries.
Mrs. Lem McGinnis has been
been on the sick list of late.
Local Items of Long Ago
8 From the Herald Twenty Years Ago This Week.
The eighth annual tournament of
the Nebraska Firemen's association
opuned Tuesday with flattering re
sults. Tl e town is gaily decorated
Main stren being covered with tri
umphant rriV.es, streamers and a pro
fusion of bunting. At the foot of
the street is a large sign "Welcome
Firemen". The headquarters of the
visitors are at Roekwood hall. The
hook and ladder company of Nebraska
City drove in last night and many
other companicd arrived during the
.day, eo ing by rail. Big races are to
be held at the fair grounds, where it
is said the track is as good as any in
the state. . York captured first hours.
The dwelling' houses of Messrs
McLcnan, McCrca and Rankin, all
asjaccnt to each other out in South
Park, were broken iuto last n'mht dur
ing the show hour. 'At McLctian's
and Rankin's' the burglars got their
work in most effectively, at the former
place, unlocking the door and making
away with about $20 and two gold
rings. At the Kankin home the door
was broken in and things badly torn
up but only twenty-five cents in change
has been missed.
Farmer Rustcrholiz, who lives about
eight miles southwest of the city, came
into town to see the big show and in
cidentally to buy a bunch of gold
pieces that a friendly gentleman of
fered to sell.' Thirty beans were ex
changed for the sixty bone Uox of
c'.iink, !:ut when the box was' opened
x . X
X . MURDOCH X
11. A. Tool made a business trip
trip to Omaha ,Tuesday.
Ifenry Guthnian was absent from
the bank Reversal days this week
away on business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Cllispie and
Miss Verna Rush spent Wednesday
Miss Bertha Goehry came in from
Kearney Saturday for a visit with
Miss Uma Dunscomb of Omaha
who has beea visiting Miss Leata
McDonald for the past week ret
gturned to her home Tuesday.
Mrs. H. V. McDonald and child
ren left Thursday for Council
Bluffs for a few days visit.
Harry Vickers of Omaha spent
Sunday in Murdock with friends
Harrison Wickham of Norcatur,
Kan., who has spent the last eight
months with relatives, returned to
his home Tuesday.
Miss Olga Ncitzell who has spent
the last year in Greeley, Colo., arrived
home Sunday to spend the summer.
Miss Minerva Tool arrived home
from Omaha Monday evening.
Miss Martha Branchle is visiting
her sister Mrs. Edgar Konig at Ply
mouth this week.
Dr. J. D. Jones spent last Sunday
at Wilbur, la.
Miss Ella Smkh of Ithica is visit
ing her sister Mrs. Jas. Borncmeicr
Miss Mayme Schaee went to Lin
coln for a visit with her sister Mrs.
Walk, . ,.'
Mrs. Jno. Amquert went to Alvo
The German Evangelical church
celebrated their annual children's day
out at the Louisville church in 'the
country last Sunday, The program
given by the children was very good
and was milch enjoyed by all present.
The .Calahan Sunday school held
the annuafpicnic in the church ground
Thursday. A large crowd was in at
tendance and a splendid time was
enjoyed by all.
. Mr. and Mrs. John Shank of Lin
coln spent Sunday with Mrs. Shank's
parents, Mr. amd Mrs. Henry West
lake. Last Sunday a number of the young
people enjoyed an outing at the state
Albert Reickman son of Ily Reick
man sustained serious injuries Tues
day by a horse kicking him. At pres
ent his condition is but slightly im
proved. Mr. George Mills purchased a fine
new Chalmers-Detroit touring car
it proved to be empty and Mr. Rust
erholtz's pocket book was. thirty de
The mercury registered 1)0 decrees
in the shade Friday afternoon.
TEN YEARS AGO.
A fourteen-year old boy, Ray Wright
was drowned Sunday afternoon a mile
above the mouth of the Platte river.
The lad was wading in the water and
stepped in a deep hole. His father,
who was on the bank at the time,
dived in to save him, but the lad wad
quickly carried out of sight.
McKinley-Roosevclt club formed
for the coming campaign. Officers.
Robt. B. Hayes, president; R. B. Wind
ham, vice president; A. L. Tidd, sec
retary; J. M. Robertson, treasurer.
In honor of Miss Maude Buckle.
who has been attending the state
university during the past year,
Misses Nellie and Ada Hay entertincd
the lady members of the class gradu
ates of 99 1 uesday afternoon. Those
present were Olive Gass, Maud Buckle.
Capitola Black, Anna Pollock, Rose
Wintersteen, Maty Trillity, Clara
Metzgcr, Birdella Smith, Nellie Leo
nard and Addic Smith..
CASTOR I A
Robert Propst the prince of a far
mer who makes his headquarters at
Mynard, returned last Wednesday
from a five day's automnohile trip in
his new machine, an American Morris,
the same kind of a car that did the man
killing work in the Krug accident in
Omaha last week, The . chauffeur,
Al Shultz, who was -at the wheel of
the machine that crashed into the
Krug Stearns and who is now lying
painfully injured at nn Omaha hospital
was the driver sent by the company to
deliver Mr. Propst's auto at the time
he purchased it -
Mr Propst started on his tour a
week ago Friday, in company with his
wife and children, William, Lorettu,
and Roberta Among the list of towns
where they stopped for short visits
were Steele City, Dille, Endicot,
Fairbury and Hollenberg, Kansas
The party spent Sunday at Fairbury
and had a pleasant visit with former
editor of the News, P. A. Barrows.
Mr. Barrows seems to take quite fa
vorably to the town and likes the
people and the paper very much
The automobilists also visited another
Plattsmouth man who is now located
at Fairbury, Davjd McAntee, for
merly in the First National Bank of
Plattsmouth. He is now engaged in
the real estate business and is doing
very well in his enterprise.
Ina short visit at the News-Herald
office, Mr. Propst said he had the best
trip he had ever experienced, even his
wedding trip included. The machine
ran perfectly without a single hitch.
The only thing he complained of it
hit up too swift a pace. He would be
rambling along at a supposed ten mile
clip, when a glimpse at the speedo
meter would show they were tearing
off thirty-five or forty.
t ' "
Met VVIth Peculiar Accident.
Homer Stap'eton, a local Burlington
brakeman, figured with rather a pain
full result in a peculiar 'accident
Thursday morning while working an
extra, west bound freight on the
main line, as the train approached Ore
apolis early in the morning, a sudden
jerk of the locomotive broke a coupling
near the rear of the string of cars. The
automatic air brakes, which should
have set when the coupling was broken
failed to work, and as the track was
slightly down grade, the slug of cars
kept in motion, gaining momentum
as they proceeded." When going at
a rapid rate, the section ahead of thein
slowed down and the cars smashed into
them with a crash. Stapleton, who was
seated in the way car at the time,
described an arc in the air and brought
up suddenly against the end of the
car that had not befn especially pre
ared for such a performance. He
was badly bruised about the head and
shoulders, which necessitated a day's
vacation. The company physician
ound that no bones were broken,
the injuruies being merely flesh wounds
Former Resident Gets Boost.
According to the Lincoln papers
Clyde Ppelt, at one time a clerk at
one of the local hotels has just secured
a very flattering position with a western
tern road, The Western Pacific. He
formerly made is headquarters at
Denver, being dining car superinten
dent of the Colorado Midland, but the
change will remove him to San Fran
cisco to whoich point he proceeded
several days ago. In his new position
he will take charge of the dining car
service and eating houses along the
road of the Western Paeiflic, one of
the flourishing young roads of the
Pacific coast, lie was recommended
for the position by G. W. Vallery",
general manager of the Colorado Mid
land, who was also a Plattsmouth
resident some time ago.
Charles Lutz Married.
Charles W. Lutz. brntlmr nf V.,1
Lutz. the local eroeervmnn au is
now living at Hollywood, Cal., has
taken unto himself a wif 3, say the re
ports that reached the city a day or
two ago. Just who the fair lady is
or where she hails from war nm stnteil
in the report, but she would not be
harU to pick out if the person were
in that .locality, for Lurtx says she is
the ucst lady in California. The new
husband lived in Plattsmouth until
about six months aim. when he re-
moved to the California town, where he
is now a head liveryman at a large
siame. w niie here, he worked as
machinist at the implement shop of
August Gordcr. The young fel'ow
spent most of his ife in this vieinitv
and consequently has a large number
of firm friend!) 'who will be surprised
to learn that he has deserted the
ranks of the Benedicts.
A. B. Seybolt, one of the best resi
dents of-Murray, was in town Friday
morning- on his way down to Omaha
for a short stav.
ICojijriBln bj McUure bj uilii-atej
The name Park Is derived from two
sources'. One Is Peter, from which It
comes by . way of the corruptions Per
kins, Purkls, Perk and Pyrke. The
other is park, a garden or green set
aside for pleasure.
One of the big Park families in this
country arose in Normandy. There
wbh a follower of William the Con
queror, who fought worthily, and who,
after the conquest, was rewarded by
his royal master with grants of land
in the north of England, the command ,
of the royal parks, the position of mas
ter of the hunts, and the title of
baronet. He was thereafter known as
Thomas de Parke, and Sir Robert
Parke, who settled in Connecticut
some COO years later, was one of his
direct descendants. This family
sometimes spells the name also
Another of the big families of the
name In this country is of Huguenot
origin. When the Edict of Nantes,
which had ensured religious freedom
to Protestants in France, was revoked
In 168r, many of the Protestants who
were living in the mountain valleys
of southern France, left for various
other, and safer, parts of the world.
This was a day when surnames were
still unformed, but some of these
Huguenots who lived in one of these
valleys, of pares, as they were also
called, took Pare as their surname.
They went to England, Scotland and
the north of Ireland, and from them
the Park family of Pennsylvania and
the south Is descended. This family
almost always spells the name with
out the final "e."
Sir Robert Purke, a direct descend
ant of Thomas de Parke, the bnronet
mentioned above, lived in Preston,
Lancashire, England. In 16.0 he sailed
from Cowes, Isle of Wight, in the ship
Arabella, and came to lioston. He re
turned within the year to England, but
by 1(139 he was back again In this
country; and with his son Thomas he
nettled in Wethersfield, Conn.
The next year he was made a free
man of the colony.
Sir Robert married, before he came
to America, Martha Chapin of Ed
monsbury, who died. After r ; came
to this country he and hta son be
came acquainted with a very charm
ing widow, Mrs. Alice Thompson, and
her daughter, Dorothy. Father and
son promptly fell in love .with Alice
and Dorothy Thompson, and In due
course the father married the mother,
and the son married the daughter.
Resides Thomas, Robert had three
other children, all born In England
William, Anne and Samuel. William
and Samuel both married, the formei
had 12 children, and the latter two ot
more, and Thomas had ten, so the
family, by the second or third gener
ation in this country, had spread far
Thomas, like his father, was a man
of prominence and property.
Another big family of Parks was
established in New England by four
perhaps six brothers: Richard of !
Cambridge, William of Roxbury, Sam
uel of Medford all In Massachusetts
and Thomas of Stonlngton, Connec
ticut; and perhaps also Robert and
Edward of Cambridge.
Richard vas a proprietor at Cam
bridge in 1636. In 1647 he crossed the
Charles river Into Cambridge village
now Brighton and Newton and
bought 11 acres of land there. Later
he bought 600 acres more north of this
first purchase, and thus became a
large landholder. His descendants
through his son, Thomas, spread
throughout Massachusetts, Connecti
cut. Vermont and Illinois, and three
of his great, great, great grandsons
went to Canada to live. Joshua, Abi
gail, Salome, Jonathan, Marthat and
Edward are nataes used early In the
history of this family.
The Pennsylvania Parks came from
Ireland. They were probably of Hugue
not stock, for, as already stated, the
Huguenots fled from persecution In
France to Ireland, England and Scot
land. The arms Illustrated are thoBe borne
by Sir Robert. They are blazoned:
Argent on a pale azure three stags'
(or bucks') heads caboched of the
field. The crest la a talbot's head
coupled gules eared and gorged with
a collar gemmed or, and pierced In
I the breast with a poeon of the last.
' The motto Is: "Justltlae tenax."
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Carpets', Rugs and
MICHAEL HILD, JOHN
Funeral Directors and
Phone 22 when you're out of
of Coal. Prompt attention is
given large or small orders.
J. V. Eggenberger
to eat the year
If its difficult to provide for that
dinner, iust come to our store for
suggestions. It's full of them in
way of Fresh Groceries, Appetiz
ing Canned Goods and Vegetables.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE
BURLINGTON NEW MAIN LINE
THROUGH CENTRAL WYOMING
THE BIG HORN BASIN
is now so well started on its great wealth producing era that it not only appeals
to farmers looking for new lands upon which to establish new homes under
most favorable conditions, but appeals to the business man, professional
man. mine operator and manufactuier in new towns that are springing
up and where raw material in plenty can be handled at a profit.
' The business opportunities consist of locations for new banks
general stores, creameries, blacksmith shops, butcher shops, barber
shops, bakeries, harness shops, hotels and restaurants, farm Imple
ment dealers, lumber dealrs, flouring mills, canning factories furni
ture factories, lawyers, doctors and dentists.
Workmen Needed: All kinds of labor is in great demand, and the high
est possible wages are paid: carpenters get from fo$4 to 6 per day, farm la
borers from $30 to 150 per month; there is not an idle man in the Basin.
Cheap Rates: Landseekers excursions to look over this new country
June 7th and 21st, and July 45th.
South Sixth Street
137 and 247
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D CLEM DEAVER, General Agent
Land Seekers' Information Bureau
1004 Faruarn Street, Omaha, Feb.
- Herald. $1.50 Pei
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