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rLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JAXUARY 3 ,1907.
DEATH OF W. R. KEEFER
Former Cass County Citizen
Away in California.
Died, December 14, 1'jOG, of malarial
rheumatism, Wlllard P. Keefer, aged
42 years, 4 months and 26 days, at
Azura, California, where he had gone
for his health. During his long Ill
ness he was tenderly cared for night
and day by the loving hand of his
faithful wife, he not caring for the
ministrations of others.
Wlllard II. Keefer was born at Polo,
Ogle county, Illinois, on July IT, 1SG4
lie was a son of Moses and Mary Kee
ler, and had fceven brothers and two
sisters. He is survived by father,
mother, five brothers and both sisters
who live in different parts of the
United States. Ills father and mother
reside in Lincoln, Neb.; J. W. Keefer,
Azusa, Cal.; the family of Geo. F,
Keefer, Lawrence Keefer, Carl Keef
er and wife, Mrs. Flora II. Keefer and
daughter, Pauline, in Los Angeles; M
L. Keefer and family, M. C. Keefer
and family live near the old home
stead at Alvo, Neb.; F. M. Keefer and
family at Oregon, III.; Anna Stover
and family, Waynesboro, Penn.; Ella
M. Thomas and family of Carrington,
N. D.; J. L. Keefer and wife of Los
W. R. Keefer, the subject of this
sketch, was dearly loved and honored
by all who knew him intimately, hav
ing held many positions of honor and
emolument both in church and state.
In 1870 his father removed to Ne
braska and settled near Greenwood.
iiere ne grew to manhood, and was
married July 26, 1SS5, to Miss Marion
Ccoley at Lincoln, Nebraska. To
this union were born five children,
four sons. Rex, Earl, Neal and John,
and one daughter, Corinne. He leaves
a wife and live children who mourn
the loss of a most kind and loving
husband and father.
FACES A SERIOUS CHARGE
Complaint for Assault With Intent to
Commit Great Bodily Harm.
FILED IN JUSTICE COURT FRIDAY
Defendant Stull Charged With Attempting
to Inflict Serious Injury to
FELL FROM A MOVING CAR
Charles Burns Fatally Injured at Union
Saturday Afternoon About 2 O'clock.
The following from the Nebraska
City News, of Saturday, gives more
definite particulars of the accident to
Brakeman Chas. Burns at Union on
that date. The News special says:
"Union-, Dec. 20. About 2 o'clock
this afternoon Charles Burns, of
Omaha, a brakeman on freight train
No. 194, fell from the top of a box car,
as the train was leaving the station.
He had an arm and leg broken and in
jured internally and it is feared fa
"He was trying to stop the train to
enable another brakeman to get od
the train, when he slipped and fell
from the wet roof of the car. He was
brought to the depot where he was
given medical attention and the physi
cians are of the opinion that he can
"He is married and his wife lives in
Omaha. He will be taken to Omaha
this afternoon on the passeDger train,
if he survives, and will be placed in a
I a J udge A rcher's cou rt Friday even
ing a complaint for assault to commit
great bodily harm was filed by the
county attorney, on behalf of the state,
against C. Lawrence Stull. The com
plaint is to the effect that on the 22nd
day of December C. Lawrence Stull
unlawfully, feloniously and purposely
assaulted Jesse Green and struck,
beat and wounded with the intent to
inflict great bodily injury on said
Green, contrary to the statute and
against the peace and dignity of the
state of Nebraska.
The above affray, referred to in the
complaint, occurred on Saturday, a
week ago today, and resulted in the
arrest of Stull and Mrs. A. G. Green
on a charge of disturbing the peace.
The citizens who were on the streets
that night state that the trouble
started when Mrs. A. G. Green in
duced her son, Jesse, about twenty
years of age, to leave one of the sa
loons and thus save his month's wages.
After proceeding but a short distance
from the saloon they were accoscro by
Stull, who soon became angry on ac
count of the action of Mrs. Green in
taking the son from the saloon, and
drawing a band from his pocket he
struck at the young man, who, having
recglved a slash barely through his
coat and other clothing, ran away.
After Green had been disposed of, it
is said that Stull attempted to grab
Mrs. Green's purse, whereupon she
screamed, and, the police coming near,
Stull made a sudden disappearance.
When the police arrived they found
Mrs. Green screaming and carrying on
and they proceeded to take her in
charge for disturbing the peace.
On the Right Track.
The merchants In some localities of
South Dakota seems to have stirred
up a hornets nest with some Chicago
catalogue nouses, rne members of
the South Dakota Retail Dealers' as
sociation have refused to buy goods
from jobbers or wholesalers who deal
with factories furnishing goods to cat
alogue and mail order houses. Their
refusal is bringing desired . results.
Already a big mail order house of
Chicago has brought suit against the
Retail Dealers' association on com
plaint that they have entered into
conspiracy to ruin its business. They
claim they have been refused goods by
manufacturers thereby placing them
in a position so as to be unable to fill
their orders sent in by customers
Retail dealers are certainly on the
right track and we hope to see them
SOCIAL AFFAIRS OF THE CITY
Out of Fire Into the Pan.
It is very hard to get out of the
clutches of corporation when it once
gets its tentacles fixed in the victim.
Omaha finally got out of the clutches
of the Nebraska Telephone Monopoly,
but it was a hard, dirty fight. Now
its the water company that will not
let go. Years ago the people voted to
take over the water company or build
a new plant with the city's own
money. But do you think that the
people have been able to find agents
to do its work, even though men were
elected to do it? Not vet. It's the
water company that has all the rights,
according to Omaha courts, public
men and "our leading business and
professional men." Every year counts
with the big corporations: one year
more for them and that means money
for them to divide. It takes time,
but eventually Omaha will get out of
me ciutcnes or tnese grasping corpor
ations. When Omaha can own its
light, heat, water, telephone and
street car service then it will not only
be self supporting, but tax free, and
the oeoole will have all thps hlpss.
Henry E. Timpke, Now of Grand Island, hogs at half the price now paid for
COUNTY CITIZEN DEAD
Passed Away Saturday.
A special from Grand Island gives
the following account of the death of
an early pioneer in Cass county, atone
time a resident of South Bend: "Henry
E. Timpke, a Nebraska pioneer, died
at his home in the southwestern part
of the city yesterday, at the advanced
age of SO years. His wife and eight
children remain. He was a native of
Schleswig-IIolstein, Germany. He
emigrated to America in 1549, located
at Davenport, Iowa, later moved to
South Bend, Nebr., thence to Omaha,
where be entered the employ of the
government in the trans-plains freight
ing business, per ox team, making the
trips from Omaha to Denver. In 161
he bought the Fred Hedde homestead
southwest of the city, was married in
1SC5 to Miss Obermilier of Omaha, and
has since made his home on the old
homestead ever since."
How to Cure Chilblains.
"To enjoy freedom from chilblains,"
writes John Kemp, East Otisfield, Me.,
"I apply Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Have
also used it for salt rheum with - -1-lent
fever sores, Indolent ulcers, piles,
burns, wounds, frost bites and skin
diseases. 25c at F. G. Fricke & Co.'s
Wedding at Eagle.
Rev. Storey, of Alvo, officiating,
Jessie M., the eldest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. Cooper was united in
marriage to Bert Lytel at the home of
the bride's parents two and one half
miles north of Eagle on Christmas at
About one hundred and twenty-five
guests were present to witness the cere
mony and fully half that number were
unable to be present. After the cere
mony the guests were served with one
of those -dinners such as Mrs. Cooper
alone can prepare.
The day" wassp-nt in merriment and
Christmas greetings were comintrled
with well wishes for the bridal pair.
Mr.Lytel is an honest young farmer.
not as well known in this community
as is the bride. Both are worthv of
the best w ishes of all and the Beacon
extends congratulations. M r. and Mrs.
Lytel will start housekeeping on the
Charlie Kirkpatriok place and will live
in part of thp v.r now occuwr PL,
him. i1- . i,4 .-'--- t;.T
. Tde's Little Liver Pills tho.ruT?hly
i the system, good for lazy liv?rs,
makes clear complexions, bright eyes
and happy thoughts. Sold by Gering
P. E. 0. Society Entertains at Geo. E.
Dovey's H. S. S. Club Enjoy 6 O'clock
Dinner With Miss Helen Clark.
The hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs
Geo. E. Dovey was the rendezvous of
over fifty ladies and gentlemen Friday
evening, when the P. E. O. society en
tertained the husbands and friends at
another of those social gathering
which are looked forward to with such
pleasant anticipations. The home
was very cozy appearing with the holi
day decorations of holly and mistletoe,
under which the unsuspecting ones
hastened when they discovered their
perilous position. After a few mo
ments spent in social conversation the
gentlemen were called upon to select
partners for the game to be played.
To choose a partner, by the tip of the
shoe, protruding from beneath a cur
tain, was a feat that each gentleman
was forced to accomplish, and much
merriment was derived from the novel
way in which each secured a lady.
The principal feature of amusement
for several hours was progressive do
noes, and the contest produced m
sociability and entertainment
company. The elegant refreshments
served at the conclusion of the game
added further to the enjoyable time
and after Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Wescott
had rendered several very much ap
preciated selections the company has
tened homeward ere the morning hou
should put in an appearance. Before
departing, the participants expressed
their hearty enjoyment of the evening
to the entertainment committee o
the society, composed of Mrs. F. A
Murphy, Mrs. E. W. Cook, Miss Mia
Gering and Mrs. Dovey, who had
proven to be such excellent entertain
ers and providers.
The members of the II. S. S. club
were pleasantly entertained Friday
evening at a six o'clock dinner at the
home of Byron Clark, who, together
withnon. R. B. Windham, assisted
Miss Helen in the social evening
which was spent by the young ladies
after an excellent repast. Games and
other amusements were indulged in
for several hours, after which the
merry makers took leave of their
hostess. Those permitted to enjoy
the hospitality of Miss nelen, were
Misses Beatrice Ilasse, Hallie Par
mele, Ellen Pollock, Katherine Wind
ham and Charlotte Fetzer.
SMOOTH GUYS AT WORK
Plittsmouth Merchants Should Keep Their
Eyes Peeled for Such Fellows.
lowed with fatal results. Deceased
was born in Sweden, and came to this
Mrs. Anna M. Anderson.
I he death of Mrs. Anderson oc
curred at 9:30 a. m. on last Friday,
December 21, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. George Everett, south
east of this village, her age being 76
vpara 9 months a nrl 0 Hiro Sha HaH
a hpeciai irom eorasKa City, says: t)een faIDK m healtn for 80me tImf
tutu, ciiucuujr ueiiuaus aua and nn giinnn rt I J
,4CC lllr. t.k .1.1..., . I " -V.vr-HW Wl. Wl 11 ICUUdCU
.i.Mtu.,aC,aWicis, viaitCU IIJJS CUT hprsnfpphlfl tiar r,tholtmont. fl
yesieruay ana passed a number of
forged checks. They cashed two with
V T' u rw,UUBUU Xjaaer country about 46 years ago with her
have cashed several others but those Cal condition for a long time rendered
vruvr voouu tucrn xidvc ueciueu to
-vvK lut monti ujuill. 1J1B IHU meil tnrt eho trw.,.. no o l,!.,
waited udui aner oanking hours and
j, . . . , i iw ijuu ifiiv Licaicb iuci,b
.v. ia.t,uK every piace The remains
oi ousiness ana tendering checks for
various sums. In every case they used
the name of Martin Wickhorst, one
of the leading farmers south of this
PASSING OF PIONEER LDY
Mrs. Perry Walker Summoned to the Great
Beyond at 8 P. M. Saturday. '
RESIDED IN CASS COUNTY FORTY YEARS
husband, whose death occurred a num-
Funeral From the Late Home Wednesday
Afternoon at I O'clock, Services by
Dr. Baird and Rer. Salsbury.
As last Saturday was fast drawing
toa close Mrs. Emma Sayles alker,
one of the most prominent of the early
pioneer settlers of Cass county, respond
ed to the snmmons to the Great
Bevond. where a husband and three
cityandmade the amount of each g fR AC E OF TWO FORGER S rDS haVC preceded ner AfterKeveral
weeKS ui uauerib ouueriuK t-uu
p.amp. ahoufc 8 o'clock all the Kurvl-
inen ving children, with the exception of
Rbece, being present.
Emma Savles was born In Potsdam.
The two smooth guys who worked N. Y.,QrJne 8th of February in the
the check game so successfully in Ne- year T841, and in Norfolk, N. 1 .,on the
brasha City, Friday, were traced as
her circle of acquaintances rather lim
ited she was known as a k;
benevolent old lady for whom all who
were taken to Nebraska
City on Monday, where the funeral
services were held that afternoon.
sum similar to a sum which would
likely be due a laboring man. They
claimed to have worked for Wickhorst
une was six reettaii and weighed 190
pounds and the other five feet and
nine inches, weighing 1G0 pounds. The
police have offered a reward of $25 for
It would be well for Plattsmouth
merchants to be on the lookout for
such smooth guys. The best way is
to cash no checks for those whom you
do not know
Worked Graft at Nebraska City.
Came to Plattsmouth Friday.
RIGHT ARM IS AMPUTATED
24th of November, 18Gl,she was united
In marriage to Perry walker, soon
after which, they emigrated to Illi
nois, where they remained a short
time, coming to Nebraska in 18f4, and
locating on a farm a few miles south
of this city, where they resided for
many years. After retiring from the
farm they settled in this city where
the deceased has dwelt until the
mysterious angel, gathered her under
neath its folds, the husband preceed-
ing her about five years ago.
The children are: Herbert J., de
ceased; Rhece A., El Paso, Texas,
Marvin F., deceased; Edison S., de
ceased; Mrs. Grace Walker Johnson,
St- Aiimictlrin I'll T n "Mo r-n W 1
ngno arm was amputated last evening AEea HUSDana D BS Dn v Five Hours After Phiilirw. Marmt.tP. Vh nnH vi
ji .. . . . ... I w ... r j 1 - w f .it.
rJt" ieU . L i!.1""? HI. Wlf.t .nt,, Cora Walker, Plattsmouth.
T OTrll 1 111 I I II M I I T I r 1 I I I I IU I I I L I r Ilk L - I I I I W IIIIU U lllllil llllilll. 1 - -. . . . ....
vuv- v. o j - 'I'np nampe nr hp r ctnn.cn nron n ro
ng circumstances. A SDeclal from Ilninn. nnflpr Hato rf rrnn r- Waibor -vrit, -vk
No further particulars in regard to last night I December 28) savs: "Peter Urisa liat ip a iVnibnr nilvAianH
.uC a.ucui !id,c ueeu uuLameu, wun uraDer, agea (L years, died here this Ohio. Children of Mr. Walker's for-
1,1 UVI'PTW inn TnOT- T-l-iA nMn n -t I I . n . . , .
3 miirnj v.... v jvuuK mau i eveuiug- aL c:io, oniy nve nours alter
foifcfel - V,n3ured y an eng,ne, but this the burial of his wife. Jacobina Giu-
, rtAjaia iiave occurred m v
Hopes Are Entertained for James Shields
Recovering Since Operation.
In regard to thd condition of James
Shields, who was very seriously injured
nt -a i- .
AQursaayin oeaaua, Jio., a message
received in this city Saturday morning
IS to the effect that the maneled
far as this city, where they stayed Fri
day night. The Journal published an
account of their doings in the city,
and gave a description of the two men,
which Deputy Sheriff Manspeaker no
ticed, and thus was able to get trail of
the two criminals.
Sheriff Quinton and Deputy Sheriff
Manspeaker have their men located,
and doubtless will bring them in be
fore night. A reward of $25.00 is of
fered by the Nebraska City people for
DEATH OF PETER GRUBER
A Word to the Wise.
In the past few weeks several art!
cles have been lost upon the streets of
Plattsmouth, that have been adver
tised, but not recovered. These ar
tides are evidently in the possession of
parties, perhaps ignorant of the fact,
that the finder of property is liable to
prosecution if they do not attempt to
restore the same to the rightful par
ties, xiieiaw contemplates sucn as
theft, and the finder will be delt with
accordingly. Several articles have
been picked up off the streets that are
i i i . . ...
kuuwu tu ue id possesuon or toe par
ties rinding them. Better restore
them to the proper owners, and save
Death of Christopher W. Moore.
Christopher W. Moore, an inmate of
the Masonic Home in this city, passed
away last night about 11 o'clock, at
the age of sixty-five years, after a ill
ness of several years standing. The
deceased was born in Bristol, England,
on the 2Sth of March, 1842, and was a
member of Capitol lodge, No. 3. of
Omaha. A few years aeo he suf-
r. " a Stroke a nararlcic H7t-.;V
" a as never recovered from. A wife,
is also in poor health survives the
The funeral will be held Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock from the
Masonic Home, Rev. J. H. Salsbury
as Jim was employed in the erecting
department of the machine shop,
where engines are taken to pieces, re
paired and built, and where many ac
cidents happen in picking up the
large locomotives that are now used.
The mauy friends of the young man
sincerely hope that the accident will
not prove to be as bad as was reported.
ber, who died Thursday -rnorniny trt
the age of 82 years. Both had been
quite sick for some time. They were
born In Germany and came to this
neighborhood in 1S.8, being highly re
spected and weathly citizens."
Death of Mrs. J. L. Rhoden.
Don Rhoden came up from Murray
Sunday morning to secure some neces
sary articles preparatory to going to
Table Rock, Nebraska, with his wife
to attend the funeral of Mrs. J. L
Rhoden, who died Saturday morning,
A special from Table Rock, under
date of December 30, gives the follow
ing in reference to the lady's death:
"Mrs. Miranda Rhoden, wife of J. L.
Rhoden, living west of Table Rock,
died at her residence at an early hour
yesterday morning, after a lingering
illness of almost a year, of consumption
aged about 51 years. She leaves a hus
band, five sons and two daughrers.
All were present at the time of her
death. Funeral services will be held
here at 11 o'clock tomorrow forenoon
at the Christian church and she will
be buried in the Table Rock cemetery."
G. W. Rhoden and wife also depart
ed Sunday to attend the funeral. The
bereaved husband is a brother of G.
w., T. J., Don and W. A. Rhoden, of
Cured of Lung Trouble.
It is now eleven years since I had a
narrow escape from consumption,"
writes C. O. Floyd, a leading business
man of Kershaw, S. C. "I had run
down in weight to 135 pounds, and
coughing was constant, both by day
and by night. Finally I began taking
Dr. King's New Discovery, and con
tinued this for about six months, when
my cough and lung trouble were en
tirely gone and I was restored to my
normal weight, 170 pounds." Thous
ands of persons are healed every year.
Guaranteed at F. G. Fricke & Co.'s
drugstore. 50c and $1.00. Trial bot'
Class of '04 Hold First Reunion.
The parlors of the Hotel Riley was
the rendezvous of quite a number of
the class of thirty-two members who
graduated from the local high school
in 190. The occasion for the gather
ing was the first reunion of the class
at an elaborate banquet. In the din
ing room a long table, artistically dec
orated with lillies and ferns, candla-
bras containing pale blue candles, and
beautiful souvenir place cards, was
soon surrounded by the merry partici
pants, who indulged in a five-course
banquet. The evening proved to be a
happy one, and will be remembered by
those present. Among the out of
town guests in attendance were Miss
Gretchen Walsh, Messrs. Milliard
Klein, Eugene Tighe and Fred Waugh
The last services will be held from
the late hovae, on thecornerof Fourt h
and Oak streets, at 1 o'clock Wednes
day afternoon, the services being con
ducted by Dr. J. T. Baird, assisted by
Rev. J. II. Salsbury.
Those desiring to view the remains
are requested to do so between the
hoursof 10 and 12 o clock Wednesday
A TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
The Right Name.
Mr. August Sherpe, the popular over
seer of the poor, at Ft. Madison, la.,
says: "Dr. King's New Life Pills are
rightly named: they act more agree
ably, do more good and make one feel
better than any other laxative. Guar
anteed to cure billiousness and-
patlon. 2ocat F. G. Fricke A
Two More Wrecks at Oreapolis.
iue nttie station or ureapons is
gaining an unenviable reputation for
wrecks, a slight mix-up occurring
there last night, and another train be
ing derailed this morning. The acci
dent last night did not result in seri
ous damage beyond the ditching of
two dox cars on a Burlington extra
The other wreck, occurring this
morning about 8 o'clock, resulted in
the engine and four cars of Burling
ton freight No. 71 being derailed. The
accident happened in much the same
way as the terrible disaster of Christ
mas evening, but the trainmen were
more fortunate, as the engine did not
turn over into the ditch. The trucks
of the engine were badly mashed up
and the road bed was torn up for sev
eral rods after leaving the derail. On
account of the wreck trailic was de
layed, but an extra under Fred E.
Denson, soon had the cars Standing on
the track cleared away so that tra'ns
by the way of Omaha are running as
There is 20 per cent, discount
on t-urs at Dover's.
Food don't digest? Because the
stomach lacks some one of the essen
tial digestants or the digestive juices
are not properly balanced. Then, too,
it is this undigested food that causes
sourness and painful indigestion.
iK3rtol For Indig 1 n should be used
f or : e jt. . X. . , ioi of vege
table acids. " It Uij.ti.j- . ' -r(
and corrects the deficiencies of ,
gestion. Kodol conforms to t
tional Pure Food and Drug Law. Sold
here by F. G. Fricke & Co.
( 'out ritiutcil. )
In the death ot Mrs. W'alker a gen
eral feelirjg of personal loss is felt.
Residing so many years in our midst
her friends look back over her long life
of unselfish service, a life of truthful
ness, of strength and gentleness home
meant so much to her, a place of peace
and rest yet by nature equipped with
rare business intelligence. She bravely
battled for all things good: many deeds
of her life survive the doer and many
homes will testify to the 'substantial
aid afforded and the cheery words of
comfort given in hours made dark by
We cannot well spare women like
Mrs. Walker, and yet the Father in
his infinite wisdom has taken her and
left empty hearts and outstretched
hands that would fain have held her a
little longer and enjoyed her compan
ionship a few more years. The chil
dren that mourn for the mother gone
are indeed left desolate and every
heart extends to them today the
Let us hope
"As to tlio day. its )url'ii or its sorrow.
So is our strriunh by Love 11 wist' ufift
Hoyoixl the trust which lookoth to t lie morrow
Not ours the striving nor is ours the need
He knowetli best-the sowunt.' and the reaitlin.
Who left the Kwerof will unfettered, free
The irreat, kind (iod who holds within his keeo
iiur Each day and hour tliroutrli all eternity."
Details of Accident to Jim Shields.
Through a letter from Mrs. Spader.
who is with her son, James Shields, at
Sedalia, Mo., further particulars of
the unfortunate accident are ob
tained, which are to the effect that
Jim had quit work at Sedaha and had
gone to the depot with the intention
of taking the train home. Several
friends were with him, and when thn
train was moving, Jim's coat was
caught in the machinery, and he was
pulled underneath the wheels.
His right arm was crushed but he
managed, with the other hand to hold
himself until the mangled arm was
freed, after which he walked back to
his friends, and then gave way. lie
was taken to the hospital and the in
jured arm amputated.
vTord received from the patient to
. ; 4 nveys the news that he Is re
covering frcm the anaesthetics ad
ministered before the operation, and
is suffering considerable pain.
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