The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 16, 1904, Image 1

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    Volume XXIV
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Culled, Clipped, Penciled and Prepered for
the Readers of the Journal.
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I :i f:i l she ;l pc:i.-i :
Hill lit-ltcw m . . 1 1 ;i f :i r : i i y tri e.
A:ul w:i ii. yun.l my n .n-li.
Co;;!!- to I'lattsmouth the-ith.
Although it is Loup Year, there will
bo !io dearth i if Juno weddings.
Tho man w ho tins right can stand
up and look tho world in t lie face.
No man, if ho don't try to got bigger
than i
j ' , can expect to jrot pro
all too fust with tho weather.
Wo are a
Summer w
not luiii oiliciallv until
J line 1.
Tho man who ina.u-s hay while thu
sun shines doesn't lot tlio grass grow
undor liis foot.
Tho Eagle (tuartt to.of ( hnaha.ohe
of tho host in tho country, w ill ho here
on the Fourth.
I he good looking school ma'ams will
he with us next week, and Cass county
lias lots of thorn
When a man nets hard up and can't
net anything to do, they oiler him the
vice presidency.
If undertakers would many mid
wives they could then catch them
a-coming and a- - i i i k
There are men . ''odon't know what
to do with their oppoi ' 'initios any more
than a dog knows wha to do with a
tin can tied to its tail.
Pointer for I'lattsmouth girls: Five
New Jersey young ladies won husband.
by toying with a lawn mower in front
of T lie house of evenings.
Fireworks will be restricted some
what on the Fourth in this city, and
ought to be. The cannon-cracker, one
of the biggest nuisances of the age,
m ust go,
We have had Uncle Tom's Cabin and
the week will end with Happy Hooll
gan at the Parmele, Saturday night.
That ought to be enough to do us for
a while.
AJgentleiuan remarked the other day
that the reason why some people don't
talk about their family tree is because
it's a little too shady. lie ought to
know, perhaps.
Next Tuesday night the closing ex
ercises of St. John's school will occur
at the I'armele theatre. An excellent
programme has been arranged for the
occasion, and everybody welcome.
A reader of the Journal wants to
know what becameof Midget Mickey's
boom for vice president' Detter ask
what has become of his boom for re
election since the republican conven
tion? The employes of the railroad shops
got another taste of the "full dinner
pail" and "Koosevelt prosperty" again
last week. All that's left for them to
do is to "stand pat" and grin and bear
it whether they want to or not.
The Elks have again been compelled
to postpone their fair and carnival in
definitely, on account of the serious
illness of David Ilawksworth.a member
or the order. It is probable the event
will not occur until some time in the
We heard of a young lady bogging
her best follow for ice cream the other
night, and when he told her he hadn't
any money, she took him to the ice
cream parlor and bought it herself for
the two. That's the kind of girl for a
fcllcw to have, but is it the kind of a
fellow for a girl to have?
The man who has nothing to do but
stand around on the streets and talk
atout his neighbors, is worse than any
old woman gossip. Hut still he is to
be pittied, for he has become so noted
for defaming the charactersof some of
our very best citizens, that they have
named him "Plattsmouth's First-class
Liar" not lawyer.
The following story is told of modern
surgery: An old lady, who went to
Omaha to visit herdaughter, was met
at the door by the hired girl who said
that her daughter had gi me down town
to have a kimona cut out. The old
lady sank fainting into the nearest
chair and tearfully asked what hospital
she had been taken to.
Some of those fellows who have
nothing else to do but stand on the
streets and condemn Mayor Coring for
doing his duty, should understand that
the reduction of :n,ooo of the city's
indebtedness speaks louder in his be
hair than these wheezened voices
can work to the contrary. So blow on,
ye kickers, toyoiirhearts' content!
An esteemed subscriltfrsouds us the
ten commandments and asks us to pub
lish them.. Under the circumstances
wo must decline, to do so. It Is true
the commandments were written sev
eral thousand years ago, but If we pub
lish them some person might think
they were aimed at him and stop his
paper. The publisher of a newspaper
has to be very careful about such
Lodges Decorate.
Several of the fraternal "idoiso! this
city held memorial services last Sun
day. The Odd Fellows met at their
hall in the morning and about nine
o'clock inarched to Oak Hill cemetery
an. 1 decorated the graves ot deceased
members. They vre puvoded ly the
K. M. baud. The ii.emher-.nt the A .
O. I'. W. lodges Nos. and -I. also
met at their hall at about the same
hour, and headed by the I'.oheniiaii
band, niaiche ! t"lho cemetery and de
corated tiie gravis of their deceased
members. At'ter reluming turn ti e
cemetery apprm iate memorial si i :ees
were held at the di'Vreut halls. The
Knights l I'ytniasaisn h"ld meirm
services, at their hall in the afternoon.
A. H. Wecktoch Dies at His Home Iii This
City ot Diaoetis.
After a C'Hilinonient of eight day
A. II. Weckbach died ol Mia bet is at his
home in this on Saturday evening, June
11. 1'.h4, being unconscious for some
time previous to his death. From the
beginning of his last illness, but slight
hopes at any time were entertained
for his recovery. Most of the time he
was unable to take and retain nour
ishment, which perhaps hastened his
Mr. Weckbach has been a resident
of I'lattsmouth for thirty-six years,
coming to Nebraska from Germany in
1n;h, when twelve years of age. since
which time he has made this city his
home. He was born in Waldhatisen
liaden, Germany, on the Mth day of
April, K14, and was married twenty
years ago, the wife, made a w idow by
his death, survives him, but no child
ren ever blessed his home, except by
adoption. One brother, Win. Week
bach of Omaha, also surviveshim.
For the past fourteen years he was
engaged in the grocery business, and
considered one among our most popu
lar, prosperous' and Influential mer
chants and citizens. Being naturally
of a genial and jovial disposition. he was
highly respected by all whoknew him,
and his acquaintance was quite cxten
sive in Cass county and also Mills coun
ty, Iowa. He was a member of the
Iff - r ii . . . , .
ooumen 01 me orio, Ancient order
of United Workmen and Modern Wood
men of America.
The funeral services occurred Tues
day morning, June 14, at 10 o'clock
from St. John'sCatholic church, Fath
1h ? v v 'v:
.7 vy
or Ilradloy, assisted by I!ev. liartok of
the liohemian Catholic church, con
ducting the same. After which in
terment was made in the Catholic
cemetery. The remains were followed
to their last resting place by a very
large number of relatives and sympa
thetic friends, the cortege number
ing sevent y-one vehicles, hearing those
who desired to he present to w itness
the last sad rites toall that was mortal
of A. II. Wockback, before the bodv
was consigned to the silent tomb.
dermania lodge, A. O. I . W., of
which t he deceased wasaciiarter mem
ber, attended in a body, while quite a
number of members of both orders or
t lie Woodmen attended. The pall
bearers were selected from each of
these lodges, as follows: John l'.auer,
sr., Henry llirz, William Ilassler, Jos
eph Innege, C. Janda and Abe Kupley.
Paint Bargains Special.
Linseed oil, raw, 4."c per gallop.
Linseed oil, boiled, 4."c per gallon.
Carter's white lead, Kit j per loolbs.
Southern white lead, Jti.ii.1 per 100 lbs.
1'atton'sSun Proof paint. 1.". per
gallon: . gallons or more, tl.M pcrgal.
Turpentine, 7."c per gallon.
Gkkino & Co., I'rugglsts.
Painting, decorating and sign writ
ing. Work guaranteed. Leave orders
at Frlckc'sdrtig store.
L. Baldwin.
mm wir&j&N
Five Hundred Members of tiie Order Attend
the Ceremonies.
A Number of Former Residents of Plaits
mouth Participle In the Excises.
( ne. ot t lie i.iost nn pi. 1 1 ant and in
terest ing events thepa-i wn-k oc
curring in t ins ci! V was ; he toi toa I 'led
icatiollnf the Mas'illic l.nmeo'i Thlil'S
day atleriuinii, .lime :i, l.-oi.
In the alteiiinnii a sprcial 1 1:1m ar
rived at the 15. ,v M. depot, ennsisting
nl' ten coaches, bearing a large number
of Masons, tln-ii wives and daughters
Here they were met by t he local lodge
city council and many leading and
prominent citizens. Carriages were in
waiting for the ladies to envoy tiiem
to the homo. Headed by the Omaha
High School hand, following in order
Mount Calvery Calvary Commandery
No. 1 Knight Templars in uniform
with other Masons, the line proceeded
up Main to Sixth street, not t h to Vim
thence northwest on Washington ave
nue to the homo. The ceremonies oc
cur red on the front steps ol the build-
On arriving at the home Past Grand
Master George W. Limnger, of Omaha,
brletly stated the object of the occa
sion, and incidentally remarked that
the building had been most, elegantly
furnished free of expense to alio order,
and that it was free from all incum
bianco, and that it was now presented
to the Grand Lodge of the state. After
the remarks of Mr. Llningor Kev. II.
I. burgess of St. Luke's church of this
city repeated the Lord's prayer, which
was followed by the band playing"Ani
erica," in which all joined In singing.
The be niti ful home prepared for
maimed and aged members of the or
der was then dedicated in a most im
pressive manner, characteristic or the
order, by Worshipful Grand Master
Frank E. Ilullardof North Platte, who
said: "In the name of the Creator and
Sovereign P.ulerof the Universe, 1 ded
icate this home to the order." Ashe
did so he scattered com, wine and oil,
as emblems of charity, virtue and be
In the course of pust Master Linin
ger's remarks he said that it was not
the home of all Masons, and while the
order recognized charity as a duty in
ciimbent upon all Masons, it was not a
poor house, but a home in every sense
the word would imply-our home and
will he supported by the free oiferings
of true and loving Masons.
Judge M. P.. Leese of Lincoln, past
grand master, delivered the principal
address, and among other things said
that he had left I'lattsmouth thirty
years ago with the intention of making
La permanent home elsewhere, but Ik
was very emphatic in the statement
that after ail these years he returnsto
I'lattsmouth where ho has a home
which ho was delighted to call "our
home." Shot t addresses weie delivered
by Judge A. W. Critcs of Chadron,
Past Grand Master II. K. Lvans of Ia-
kota City and C.J, Phelps of Schuy
ler, all of whom spoke in gratifying
and loving terms of "our beautiful
home, this day dedicated and turned
over to the Grand Lodge."
This is the twentieth home to bo
founded in the United States by the
Masons. It is a beautiful thiee-story
brick building, containing nineteen
rooms, a modern structure in every
respect, situated as it is upon a beau
tiful knoll overlooking the city and ad
jacent to one of the principal thorough
faros, making Its location an ideal one.
The original cost for the construction
or this elegant home was somewhere
in the neighborhood of .'0,ooo. It was
erected by Jacob Vallery, jr.. several
years ago. It passed into the hands
of Hon. F. K. White, present grand
secretary of the order, who occupied it
as a residence until he removed to :n
aha, then it was transferred to the
Grand Lodge nf the state at a great
deal less than one-third the original
cost. In this Issue we present to the
Journal readers a half-tone of the
home, taken early this spring, from
which can be obtained a splendid view
of the building and surroundings.
Among the ladles present on this
occasion were Mrs. Anna C. Sampson
of Omaha, grand secretary of theOrder
of the Eastern Star; Mrs. T. W. Mat
thews of Fremont, past grand matron:
Mrs. Gordon, past associate matron,
and Mrs. Jessie Grldley, grand matron,
both of Omaha.
Among the visitors were several
former I'lattsmouth residents, among
whom were Judge Reese of Lincoln,
Hon. Frank E. White of Omaha. Judge
A. W. Critesof Chadron, I). II. Wheeler
Kebrnsla Masonic Home Dedicated at Plattsmoisth. Thursdny, Jur.j f;t!i, VXA.
and laptain II. i: Palmer
post master at hnaha.
The exeiiisionisls vveri- aeeoinpanied
by the ( tinalia II igh School hand, w hich
for yoUUList ers discoursed eseellellt
The visitois (leparled on the Mum
trip to Omaha, no doubt feeling that
tliev weii' dulv received ami ppip'-rly
entertained during their short s'ay in
Open Wide Your Doors and Give Them a
Cordial Greeting.
The teachers' institute convenes in
th is ci ty next Monday, continuing until
the following Saturday a! toruoon. ( n
Monday evening w ill come the regular
reception at the High school building,
at which all are given an opportunity
to meet eaeli other again afteranother
year, as well as to meet the ni w inem-bf-rs
who join the ranks annually. ( f
the High school graduates from our
own city schools this year, we are in
formed that no loss than a half a doen
will teach the coming year. ( n Mon
day evening aNo, in connection with
the reception, will be given a lecture
by Mrs. Stouteiiboroiigh. who can at
all times be counted on to give them
Follow ing Mrs. Stoiitenboidiigh.eaeh
evening will bo lecturesasfollows: Mr.
Edward A. lesson the "Mind of The
Mob;" E. II. Sherman of Schuyler, on
"The Hardy Nnsemen" nn Wednesday
evening; Saaniol Phelps Leland of Chi
cago on Thursday evening 0:1 "Our
Count ry's Tomorrow." ;t i c 1 on Friday
evening the PlattMinian Quartette,
assisted by two recital i' nists and a
whistling soloist, willeiiterlain.
It is an opportunity to hear these
niimbers.allor thein. Those wboeiijoy
something good will be. sure to bo there.
The Ilossand Leland led ures and t he
musical niiinber will be giveti in the
Presbyterian church, and a vi. all ad
mission fee will In- cliaiged.
Daoth of Pat VcCallan.
Patrick MeCallau, oi f the voter-
anemio)es of the 15. ,v M. shops in
this city, di' d at IJurlingtou, Iowa, on
Friday morning, June In. I'.ml, aged o
vears last April. His death was due
to asthma, of w bich he had been atllict-
ed for some time. Several innnthsago
In1 started for Chicago for treatment
it the hands of an expert, but when he
reached I'.urliiigtnn ids condit ion be-
came sued that it was necessary to re
move him ttoni the train, where he
nainen m,i h iicaiu rcieveti nun, and
where Interment was made. Tin-de
ceased was bom in Ireland, pril, 1P,
miiig to Ameriea with his parents
the same year, residing on a farm f 'r
several vears in pes nines count v.
wa. lie learned the trade of toiler
maker at llurlingtoii, serving asan ap
prentice for three years; then as jour
neyman in the same shops for three
years. In 1 -ii, . bo entered the employ
of the 11. M. at llurlington in the
same capacity, where he remained un
til he came to I'lattsmouth In Septem
ber, ls7.", where be entered upon the
discharge of his duties as foreman of
the H. X M. lioiler shops. lie repre
sented the Fourth ward in the city
council In K-Mi. The deceased was
married In llurlingtmi, Iowa, In April,
171, to Catherine Ward, also a native
of Ireland, whu with two children,
surviveshim, Ilehasmany friends In
tills city who regret his demise.
Piano for Salt.
High grade piano, good as new, only
used a short time, can be had cheap.
Sec AiiTiu n IltLrs.
At the Home of the Bride's Parents, Two
Wiles South of Piattsmoulh.
A most happy own! occurred at the
home of Mr. and Mis. .1. . Tains, two
miles smith of this city, on Saturday
al'lernociii, June n, p.,ui, !.,, .r
daughter, Miss Katie, was united In
marriage to Mr. Henry barstens of
Carroll county, Iowa.
Theeeiemony was performed by b'ev.
II. Ilai kinaiio. nastor nl the lio n
Lutheran church of i hi, .-it e
witnessed by a large number of rela
tives, including the parents of both
bride and groom. In fact all the rela
tives of the bride in this si ctlon of the
count ry, numbering about t went y-llve,
were present to sec t wo happy hearts
welded in one. Alter the marriage
ceremony congratulations followed,
then came the least of go id things to
eat and drink, and you can bet there
was plenty and to spa re. The Germans
are noted for enjoying themselves on
such occasions, and this one was no ex
ception to the rule. Even t he old ones
joined in the merry-making, and not
only did it continue untila late hoiirin
the night, but. all the guests remained
over and carried the tost i vit ies t h rough
the following day. It was a grand af
fair, and one long to tie remembered
by those who participated in this joy
ous event .
The happy couple departed for 'ar
roij county, Iowa. Sunday evening,
wl.'i'i" the groom owns a good tarin.
and where they will make theirfuiuiv
home. The Journal loins tin' many
friends of Mr and Mis. Karsteiis in
the wish t hat there pathway I hmugh
lifemay be an easy one to happiness
and prosperity.
Cess County Sunday Schools.
The Inui i h annual convent ion of t he
Cass county Sunday school association
was held in the M. E. church at Mur
doek on Thursday and Friday, June
Hand hi. and was largely attended,
A ma mrity of t he speakers were prac
tical workers in the cause, and t heir
efforts are largely responsible for the
success of the association. The ladies
of Murdoek served a regul-n New Lug
land dinner and supper to tie- delegates
and other friends in attendance at
Tools hall, and those present speak
highly ot the manner in which they
wore so royally entertained by the good
eitien., of that village. Fifty dollars
was raised for county work and iln.1 re
state Sunday school work. This
meeting is said to be by all odds
the most successful of any vet held
and the increased Interest manifested
is greatly due to the work of the rural
members. The following officers were
(dected for the ensuing year: ('. C.
Wescolt, president; John Earle, Mur -
dock, vice president: G. L. Farlev, see -
rotary; II, II. Frahs, I nion, treasurer:
Edith Clisbe, superintendent of pn -
mary work: Prof. E. L. House, super-
intendeiit of normal wrk: Fred. s.
Will of Mynard, Jainesstandernf Lou-
isvllle and J. E. Noycs of Elmwood,
district superintendents.
Why Not?
The 30th day of May of each year, as
Is well known. Is set anart bv the w.v!
ernment as a national decoration day,
Since this has been done a day has
also been set apart by the various or
ders for decorating the graves of their
departed momlrs. Why have these
separate days for this purpose? Why
not all join together In commemora
tion of the dear departed by scattering
Mowers over their graves? Thcliotlnlay
of May is a national holiday, and what
a day It would be If all these societies
would Join the old soldiers In Its gen
eral observation! Why not do It?
A Lnnje luy Crop Fxpcdd.
The past W eek has li'-e i I w it ll
heavy showers in cenl nil and western
counties. The mean daily to n cr
lure has averaged two d'-go-i s bi low
'1 he rainfall has exceeded an Inch in
most cent an I w. stern count ie.
W lllh' ill a coilsidel ab;.- purl of I he
eastern count ies the raiulall h is been
less than one-half an inch.
The conl lunation of the cm I. moist,
weather lias been. r,iM,ial.e im the
I Hllwl 11 "f -'i.'ill gram and grass W
tor wheat and rye aio most ly headed,
while oats are just, beginning to show
heads. Crass in pastures and mead
ows Is in excellent condition with
every prospect of a large hay crop.
The lirsl cut ting of alfalfa Is just be
ginning In soul hern count iesand some
damage was done by ihe showers or
the week. The allalta crop Is gi-neral-ly
excellent . Corn has grown slowly
and many corn Holds are st ill weedy.
Fair progress has been made with cul
tivation of corn in most, parts of the
Slate, hut in some localities ami on
low laud tho soil is still too wet to
work. St raw hi ri ies are i ipening and
are a good crop. ( 'hcrries are begin
ning to I in ii red and most I n-es are
well tilled Willi fruit.
Fearful Accident.
Mrs. A E. Slander, one of I he early
settlers o t hisvlciniiyaiid lie- mother
of l'.C. and .laniesMander, well known
I.oiiisvide merchants, im-l with a
I' i ig'il ful ace i del it ' hursday aft ei noon.
Mie ,ai climbed upon a step ladder In
arrange some vines on a pon h when
she slipped aild fell. e,-, jvj ;1 ,.,,,.
pound fracture of her I. It iiml, just
above the ankle. When the inemhels
of the household discovered her .'he
was endeavoring to crawl into he
house, and t hey were hori ilii-d to see
t hat. bones of her limb were pint r ud ing
through the skin about four or live
inches. Mi" was carried into the house
and a messenger dispatched f...,- In,.
U'oriiuiian and Thomas, who Si -i the
fractured limhwith I. opi-sof saving n,
but the natnieof the fiactun and tin
advanced age of the lady ma make
amputation necessary. Mrs. Slander
is sixty-two yea is of age. She is one
"f tic i a 1 1 v pioneers of ( 'ass county,
and her many friends will u-grel, to
learn o h.-r gn at u is'oitune
ille '',,i,,.-
He's All Rlgrjt.
( " ley
presented tho
; n;i,-s of 1 bis vieinit y at t he d u ratie
state convent ion last week. It is tit
ting that Joe should have that honor,
for he was about the tnst conveit. to
Pryaiiism made in Weeping Waterand
! 'eluaska, an
1 ,as labored
sine" his conversion he
ng and faithful to keep
! r;mls unbroken. hen the light
; "f Ids star was dimined by clouds urn
j !1"ght. have heard Joe whispering to
I ""-' faithful words of cheer. As Hearst,
j ''arker, Cleveland and others were
I talked of as presidential pi ssilulities
, ,, ,ias ,.,, cart.fll, t0 ,nfll.m u.
friends that Mr. P.ryan is a young man
yo1' Tlu Kans;s '"J' I'latrorm moans
,mR" lu JW as '"" wm' "istaith
In the colonel has been as staunch and
Immovable as the stone sidewalks in
Weeping Water. His adherence to the
principles of hi to 1 are as fixed as the
boulders In our hills, and it will take a
mighty big charge of dynamite to dis
lodge them. Weeping Water Herald.
$4.00 for Selling 25
Of our Champion Flat Iron Cleaners.
Sells for 2."c each and everybody wanU
one. Write for particulars. The At
kins company, lox Mil, Omaha, Neb