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VOLUME XX VI II
PliATTSMOUTII, NKKRASKA. MONDAY, JULY 27, 1903
Eminent Civine Speakcs of Noble
Life of Mrs. Rauen. Eloquent
Words in Memoriam.
Below will be found the beautiful
tribute paid by Rev. Father Bradley to
th late Mrs. Peter Kauen. Perhaps
no one could have touched the heart
string of Mrs. Rauen's many friends
as has this eminent divine in the words
he spoke over all that remained of this
worthy lady. As far as expression can
do so, his words have healed the sor
rows of those left behind and solaced
them in their great grief. Father Brad
ley said: ,
It is now well nigh five years my
dear Brethren that I stand among you
as the unworthy priest of God and as
the representative of the church of
Christ, and every morning during those
five years whilst you have gone to your
daily avocations, I have ascended the
steps of this humble altar, and there
upon offered for you and yours the Holy
Sacrif ice of the Christian law, and ever
during the five years as I turned around
to say the" words, Dominus Vobiscum,
The Lord be with you, my eyes rested
nrwn one face, which never in sunshine
or storm, in summer's heat or winter's
cold was missing the face of that ven
erable woman, whose last obsequies we
are now performing. She came morn
ing after morning to assist at the Holy
Sacrifice, to intercede with Almighty
God for your and yours; to represent
you before the altar and to offer on your
behalf the Holy Sacrifice of the mass.
What an example my dear Brethren
for us! What an example for this whole
creation. There are many of us wb
neglect mass, even when we are obliged
by the lw of the church to assist .t
the solemn sacrifice on Sundays. Hr
example ought to be an incentive t ua
and her memory be an incitement to us
to be more zealous, more earnest, -and
more appreciative of those glorious pos
sesions, those magnificent gifts which
we hape received from Almighty God
Mrs. Guthman Rauen, was Catholic
to the core. And what do I mean by
that? I mean she was a woman whose
whole soul, whose whole life was sub
mitted to and united with the will and
mind -of Almighty God, her creator.
Sinae I have been among you it has
been my lot to consign to their last-resting
rfiace the mortal remains of many
of the founders of this congregation,
and it has always been my duty mpon
these occassions to extort yoa, the
younger generations, you who remain,
to remember the sacrifices, remember
the virtues and deeds of those wb have
gone before you and to imitate them.
She was one of those who founded 'this
church, who founded this congregation
and to the Catholic .zeal and energy of
her, end others of her age, we owe it
that we have in our midst the church,
whose .cross points to heaven; thatyour
children are tauerht the christian .doc
trine and brought up by the aid of the
good Sisters in the Catholic faith. My
dear Brethren, in honoring the memory
of this venerable woman, let us chiefly
remember these things:
Our hearts are filled with sorrow be
cause her bodily presence is taken from
our midst, but we know her eyes are
still upon us. We know her prayers
still follow us. What does she ask on
t. KcVmlf? Fsneciallv for vou. her
children ad grandchildren. Does she
Trnv to God that vou may become
wealthy, that you may be successful in
the things of this life; that you may be
strong, that you may be honored of men?
Wo xjcc knew her. know what her
prayer ever was, what it is, and what
always will be. Rather that you be
honest, that you be sober, truthful,
pure and that you be charitable. In a
word, you live the lives of good Catho
lics. Live so on earth, that when you
are called away, you may be united
with her forever who has now been
taken from you.
It remains for me my dear Brethren,
to perform one more duty, and that is
to ask on her behalf your prayers and
the suffrages of your good works. We
are taught by our Catholic faith to pray
to Almighty God, "to pray for the inter
cession of the canonized saints of the
church; and as for the dead, no matter
how holy their lives may have been to
the eyes of men, we are taught to ask
the mercy of God, because God is in
finitely holy and infinitely pure, and we
know every one is weak and every per
son has his faults, and therefore the
church insists in praying for the dead,
and especially those who are t ound to
us by the ties and life and kindred.
Let us remember our dear dead and
wake our lives and deeds their me
morial Let us now, therefore, dear
Brethren consign to their last resting
place the remains of this venerable
woman, and as they lie there let us not
forget her soul in our prayers and good
John Maurer Writes His Folks Here
That They Like Their New Home.
Below will be found extracts from a
letter received by Mrs. John Maurer
from her husband at Central City, New
Mexico. The entire letter is not printed
on account of personal matters con
tained in it. Mrs. Maurer has kindly
consented to let the Journal reproduce
it in part, so that his many friends may
know how he is getting along:
Central City, N. M., July 17, '03.
Dear Wife and Children:
"As I am going to town I will write
to let you know we are all well and
happy, hoping that you are the same.
We had a heavy rain the 30th of June
and another good rain the 13th of this
month, it raining five hours and wet
ting the grouncLover eight inches deep.
It is beginning to rain again and there
are good signs of a heavy shower. Our
gardens are looking fine, the beans and
potatoes could not be better. Ed and
are plowing and planting maize and
cane for fodder with about three days
nlowinc and nlantinor vet to do. We
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already have ten acres in feed besides
our corn patch, which will make a lot of
fodder if nothing else. There is plenty
of grass for the cows and horses. We
Jet them run out day and night, as they
never leave the place. We are going
to have a two days picnic and barbecue
the 31st day of July and August 1st,
with ball games, broncho busting, rop
ing oontests and races. They are going
to kill two fat steers, two hogs and five
tib. 3ep f or the 4arbecue, which will be
free for everybody to ero and eat and
have a erood time.
"There isbout two thousand people
expected. What do you think of that
for town just seven months old? There
are eight business houses in town now
when there was only two stores when
we came dwn in April. A tent served
for a restaurant. Now there 'are four
stores,a confectionery, hotel, real estate
building nd hardware store, amd a
blacksmith shoD. The postoffice is a
"I will -close now and write moremext
Your loving son and husband,
tr. Cook Reappointed.
Dr. E. Cook Friday received notice
from Head Consul Talbot of the M. W
A.of his reappointment as physician for
the stateof Nebraska of that order,
and the very pleasing information that
the territory of the province of British
Columbia thad been added to his juris
This is -a fitting recognition f Dr,
Cook's ability as a physician, ami one
that his many friends here know ful
well is deserved. It is very unusua
for a physician having served bat one
term, to be recognized by having his
territory extended, and is a reward of
merit of the highest type. In this case
it does not interfere in the least with
the handliner -of the business of the
province, as it comes to this city di
rectly on its way to Rock Island, where
the national headquarters are located.
In the event eastern territory had been
added, it would not have been likely
that a western Dhvsician would have
received jurisdiction oyer it, as it would
make the mail be handled in a round
Tn common with Dr. Cook s host of
friends, The Journal extends congratu
A Delightful Picnic.
Miss Nora Batton Friday after
noon gave a delightful picnic and party
at the grove of Isaac Wiles, just west
of the city. The young folks present
and participating had a most enjoyable
time, they spending the afternoon in
the pastimes usually had at such affairs,
having games and-amueements of all
kinds, music and winding up with a
splendid basket luncheon to which their
appetites whetted by the country air,
did full justice. Those present were
Misses Virginia McDaniel, Emma Bauer,
Nora Martin, Nora Batton and Marie
Langhorst, and Messrs E. Grosvenor
Dovey, Don Leonard, David White and
I have $10,000 which I wish to loan on
good farm security. Write or phone
.Claude F. Anderson,
Pacific Junction, Iowa.
Big Meeting Here Pleases
.The gentlemen who were in the city
Wednesday night to organize the local
lodge of the Raiload Men's Protective
Association, were loud in praise of the
success they met with while here. The
following interview of F. M. Ryan,
chairman of the executive committee
shows the views of those attending:
"We had a most satisfactory meeting
in Plattsmouth," said Chairman Ryan.
I believe I can say it was the most.
successful meeting we have ever held
and the employes who attended the
meeting are now thoroughly imbued
with the idea that it is time to stop this
thing of making sweeping reductionsjin
railroad rates to benefit no one in par
ticular, except the wholesalers, not take
cent off the cost to the consumer and
give self-seeking politicians an opportun
ity to 'make good' with the voters by
announcing now and then a 5 or 10 per
cent reduction in freight rates. The rail
road men are determined that the rail
road commission of Nebraska in the fu
ture will be composed of men who know
something about the railroad business
and one member at least who is a capa
It is the plan of the executive com
mittee to hold meetings at once at Nor
folk, Columbus and Auburn, and next
week a number of the executive com
mittee will go to North Platte to attend
a large meeting.
A very pretty wedding occurred in
one of the beautifully decorated parlors
of the Drexel tiotel at Auburn, Neb.,
July 22, at sharp 9:15 p. m., when Rev.
Sapp Brownville united Clifford E.
Wood and Minnie E. Barnhart in the
holy bonds of wedlock in the presence
of a few near relatives and friends.
The bride was attended by Mis Mar
tha Goebrv as bridesmaid, and the
groom by Wm. J. Rau as best man.
The brifte was gowned in light blue
silk trimmed in white lace, while the
groom wore the conventional black,
Those ipresent were Rev. and Mrs
Sapp, the parents and sister of the
bride, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Wood, and
Miss Maade Hanks of Peru Neb.
The bride was a teacner in the Louis
ville schools for two successive years
and the-trroom is the assistant cashier
of the Dank of Commerce at Louisville.
Both .are well known in Louisville and
viciniy. The Journal extends congrat-
tions to the newly wedded cqgple.
Funeral of Mrs. Peter Esuen.
The funeral of the late Ifirs. Peter
Rauen 'took place Friday morning at St.
John's Catholic church, where mass was
said for the departed, Rev:. Father
Bradley, officiating. His sermon, whiih
was a beautiful tribute to the dead,
will be printed in full in this reaper to
morrow, as it was impossible to get the
copy prepared for today's issoe.
A very, large number of friends of the
deceased escorted the remains tf rom her
late residence to the church, ;and the
casket was literally buried ibeneath
their flowers, placed upon it as .a token
of their grief. The funeral cortege was
a very locg one, there being many car
riages in the procession.
All the surviving children of the de
ceased were present, being John, .Frank
and Rudolph, sons, and Mrs. Rosa
Hines, daughter. Her two sistere, Mrs.
Kate Weckbach, of Lincoln and Mrs.
Louise Hemple of this city were also
The pall-bearers were A. Bach, sr.,
C. Gillespie, Jos. Droe'ge, John Jsesida,
Albert Schuldice and Frank McEIrey.
Bumper Crop Promised.
With all the cry of-hard times, there
seems to be no reason for thinking they
can continue. The crop report of the
Burlington road, which penetrates the
corn belt to the heart, shows the pros
pects for a bumper crop to be abundant.
Corn is reported on the McCook division
as being 96 per cent of normal; on the
Wymore division 89 per cent and on the
Lincoln division 103 per cent. This
news makes the railroad men rejoice,
as it means there will be a big demand
for cars to move the grain and . that
means work for all.
There has been good rains the past
few days, over nearly all the southern
portion of the state except a small por
tion right in this vicinity. It rained
yesterday over the Wymore division and
on the McCook division as far west as
Trenton, and on the southwest lines of
the Lincoln division. There were also
good showers in different parts of this
county. Union reporting a nice x shower
last evening while a very light shower
. 1 A .1 . 1
J-en as ciose w uic ciiy as me pwr imiu.
Went Through Bridge.
Henry Thierolf was in the city this
morning ordering repairs to his thresher
which was broken in an accident at his
home last Thursday. Mr. Thierolf was
just preparing to leave home for a
neighbor's to do some threshing and
had run his machine out onto the country
road. Coming to a bridge across a
stream he started over it when the
structure gave way letting the thresher
down into the creek and breaking a
number of parts. Fortunately no one
was injured but his work will be set
back until the needed repairs are re
ceived. He estimates his loss at $50.
Cliff C. Westcott Returns From
Meeting of Executive Committee.
Much Business Transacted.
C. C. Wescott returned Friday
from the meeting of the executive com
mittee of the State Sunday School As
sociation held in Lincoln night before
last. The meeting was a very lengthy
one keeping the members of- the board
up until after one o'clock in the morn
ing. The entire membership was pres
ent with the exception of E. C. Bobcock
of Omaha, in addition the officers of the
association meeting with them. The
members of the committee include be
sides Mr. Wescott, E. J. Wightman, of
York, Bert Wilcox, Omaha: H. Lomax,
Broken Bow; W. E. Nichol, Minden;
Jno. D. Haskell, Wokefield: J. S. Dick,
Crete. The officers of the association
present were Geo. G. Wallace, presi
dent, H. Lomax, recording secretary,
W. R. Jackson, Supt. Teachers Dept
Miss Lelia W. Adams, Supt. Element
ary Dept., Mrs. Octavia H. Jones, Supt.
Home Dept., Rev. Chas. H. Lewis,
Supt. Adult Dept., Rev. J. D. AL Buck-
ner, Supt. Temperance Dept., and R
A. Schell, Supt. Pastor's Dept.
There was a great amount of business
to be transacted, mach of it f impor
tance to the state. The committee de
cided to concentrate the work -oi the as
sociation at the Lincoln office instead of
having the mail go to the different de
partment heads. One man will handle
all the mail, assorting it and -sending it
to the parties to whom it should go.
The committe also made the engage
ment of workers r the coming year.
H. M. Steidley was -engaged as field
secretary and Paul Deitrick as office
secretary. Miss Margaret Brown, of
Grand Island, wb is -now serving her
second term as Superintendent of In
struction of Hal 'County, was engaged
as primary superintendent to succeed
Miss Mamie Haines, deceased. The
committee considers itself ae extreme'
ly fortunate in securing so able a lady
as Miss Brown to fill this place as it
a hard one, Miss Haines having literally
worn out her health in looking after
the duties of the position.
The splendid personnel ot the mem
bers of the conmittee is shown by the
fact that every member is a business
man of standing and repute 'in his com
munity. i hey aoclude bankers, rea
estate men, and merchants m every
line of business. Mr. Westcott as the
city's representative is a 'fine -specimen
of the generaly -afcde membership of the
"Our Bffiy" Complimented.
The Journal has jjsst learned that our
Billy Ramsey has again been invited to
deliver an address at the Old Settlers
Reunion to be held nesrt Month at Union
Last August, shortly after his gradna
tion from the umwrsity, .Billy was
honored with an invitation to deliver an
address at the annual reunion. Billy
accepted and made his maiden speech
before a large audienee. He did so
well that everybody who beard him was
surprised at his ability as a public
speaker and favorable eotnment was.
very general. This second invitation
the next year, is certainly a great com
pliment to Billy. The Journal is pleased
to note the fact that the people gener
ally and especially of Union, recognize
and appreciate merit in a worthyyoung
Postmistress at Alvo.
Congressman Pollard Thursday an
nounced that he had decided to recom
mend for appointment as postmistress
at Alvo, Mrs. Demaris A. Vincent, to
succeed her husband. C. J. Vincent,
lately deceased. The appointment will
doubtless be made at an early date.
Mrs. Vincent will without doubt make
an efficient and capable official.
He also announced the recommenda
tion of Dr. C. F. Stock ert as a member
of the pension board at Nebraska City
to succeed Dr. Neal, removed to
Albert Tozier Writes Journal
Triple Wedding in Pioneer Days.
The Journal is in receipt of the fol-
owing letter irom Albert lozier oi
umwater, Wash. The older residents
of the county will doubtless recall the
event which he writes of so entertain
ingly. The letter is quite interesting
and this paper is glad to get to print it:
"Tum water, Wash., July 18, 1908.
To the Editor: In looking through an
old scrapbook today a clipping was
found which is thought to have been
taken from the Plattsmouth Sentinel
the last issue in July, 1858, although
the date is not ginven. It read as fol-
Three Cheers for Nebraska.
Married On the JMh of July, by A. L. Child.
Esu., at the home of Isaac Sayles, in ilcn
dale, N. T., the three daughters of the late
Kollin Tyler Tozier. viz: Harriet Tozier unci
Imle Coulson; Caroline A. Toier anil .Tolin
W. Kobinson; Mary Jane Tozier anil Heu
The above was handed In for last weeks's
ssue, but was accidentally overlxkj.-d. Ac-
ompanylne It was a cake of delicious ijualliy
and liltfli dimensions. lieing a fruit cake it
probably was expressive of a wish on the pail
of the three happy couples, and may future
years reveal still further cause for cheeriiur.
"Of the six people mentioned above
John Robinson and Caroline are dead.
Of their union there was a son and
daughter. The son died in Oregon in
the 60's. The daughter is Mrs. Wm.
Mace of Tacoma, Wash. Of the union
of Imle Coulson and Harriet Tozier
there were nine children, seven of
whom died in the Coeur d'Alen country,
Idaho. The two living are Chas. A.
Coulson of Sierra, Nevada, and Mrs.
Eva Downs of Myers' Falls, Wash. Of
the union of Reuben Gillilland and Mary
Jane Tozier there were eierht children,
all of whom are living and sat at the
family table at the golden wedding an
niversary today at Tumwater, Wash.
The children are: Mrs. Fannie Mills,
Tumwater, Wash.; Mrs. Susie Gordon
and her twin sister, Mrs. Drusie War
ren, all of Tacoma, Wash. : Mrs. Clara
Henry of South Union, Wash. ; Miss
Myrtle Gillilland, of Tumwater, Wash
Mrs. Nettie Swan, Tacoma, Wash.,
Miss Agnes and Frank Gillilland, Turn
"Not a death has occurred in the
family of Reuben and Mary Jane Gillil
land, and the mother of Reuben Gillil
land is living in Council Bluffs, Iowa,
with her daughter. Mrs. Emma Lucas.
Mrs. Fancie Gillilland is 92 years of
age. Hon. Shirley Gillilland of Glen-
wood, Iowa, is a. brother of Reuben
Gillilland. Twenty-eight grand and two
great grandchildren have come to bless
the f amity of Reuben Gillilland. Frank
Gordon, a asn-in-law, arrived from
Cleveland, ihio, just as all were seated
at the table.
un the Juts anniversary ot Mr. ana
Mrs. ouuuaaa s weaamg a iamiiy pic
ture was taken, the last time all have
been together at one time until today.
when another was taken, in a corner
in the gallery -stood the little high chair
in which Frank Gillilland, the youngest,
sat twenty years before. He was thir
teen monts old then. He is past twenty-one
now and stands six feet in his
"Among those who came to the an
niversary was a sister of Imle Coulson,
and also a cousin of the latter. Others
mentioned are Albert Tozier, who came
from Delta, Idaho, and Edith Tozier
Weatherred of Alaska.
"On this same date Imle Coulson and
wife and son, Chas. A. Coulson, all of
Spokane, Wash., are observing the day
in Sierra', Nevada." Albert Tozier.
Justice Archer having assumed jur
isdiction of the cases pending before
the late Justice Barr, today received
the return of the summons in the case
of Bates vs. Benjhmin, and also the
return of the warrant in the case of
Osbun vs. Pope. In the latter case he
found the docket entries in a very un
finished state, owing to death having
come to Justice Barr before he had
completed the record in the case.
Strayed or Stolen.
Three heifer calves, white face with
some red spot, and one bull calve pure
white face, about 4 or 5 months old.
From my farm Tuesday night. Any
information will be thankfully received
and rewarded by the owner.
C. N. Beverage,
Two good registered shorthorn bulls.
H. G. Todd.
Local Phone Service.
For sometime past complaints have
been pouring in of the inadequate tele
phone service being given the citizena
of this city and vicinity, by the Plutts
mouth Telephone Company. In com
mon with people generally this paper
has foreborne saying anything con
cerning it, in the hopes that the man
agement would take the matter up ami
see that efficient service was establish
ed but there seems no probability of
this being done and patience has ceased
to be a virtue.
As tnis is the home of the Independ
ent System in . the state, the people
have been upholding it in its fight with
the Bell monopoly and want to continue
to do so, but they certainly cannot
stand the miserable service being given
Promises have been made at different
times that improvements would be
made, and that it would become pos
sible to hear at least a portion of what
the party at the other end of the line
was saying but nothing has been done.
The excuse presented that the company
was waiting until the Omaha exchange
was completed does not now hold good
as that institution is completed and in
working order now.
In addition to making mechanical
improvements, the company should also
improve the service in the way of hav
ing calls to central answered. If the
girls have too many phones to look
after the'number of operators should
be increased, if some other cause is to
blame it should be removed.
Everyone here wants the independent
phone to succeed but to do so it must
improve its service. The management
is welcome to the use of these columns
to explain the difficulty or to state
what they intend to do.
Terrible Death Kear Eagle.
Friday morning, July 17th, at eleven
o'clock, the barn on the John Rocken-
bach place, farmed by Robert Boese-
wetter, seven and one-half miles south
west of Eagle was destroyed by fire.
The barn was an old one with a shed
built on, and was filled with new hay,
and it is thought the fire vas cau' oy
spontaneous combustion, as it has been
extremely hot the past week, while
others think the children hiid some
The two little children of Mr. Boese
wetter had been to carry their father,
who was cultivating back of the barn, a
lunch, and on their way back stopped,
at the barn to play. The mother saw
them, but did not call them to the house.
The next time she looked out she was
horrified to see the barn in flames. She
rushed out and by hard work rescued
Leverett but was unable to find little
Neighbors came to the scene but the
bam could not be saved, and after it
had been reduced the ashes, a search
was made to see if Gladys had been,
burned, the charred body was found, but
was- burned beyond all recognition.
Loving hands tenderly carried the char
red remains to the house, whose walls
had a short time before resounded with
Dr. Trobitt, of Bennett, was sum
moned to dress little Leverett's wounds,
which are not serious and all that lov
ing hands can do is being done to lessen
Mr. and Mrs. Boesewetter have the
heartfelt sympathy of the entire com
munity in this df.rk hour of trouble,
and all hope for a speedy recovery of
little Leverett. Eagle Beacon.
Has Kew Scheme.
J. E. McDaniel is perfecting a scheme
to keep the handsome mirror of his
back bar free from flies during the sum
mer. It includes two spindles, mounted
one at each end of the bar and connect
ed by a belt from which depend stream
ers of silk ribbon. One of the spindles
is run by a belt running by a celing fan
and passing around a pulley at the up
er end of the spindle. As Mr. McDan
iel has his own electric power, he can
keep his fans going at all times and the
action of the belt on the spindle keeps
the streamers in constant circulation,
they following the belt around the spin
dles. This drives the flies away from the
mirror. In addition it is handsome and
attractive, the ribbons beir.g red, white
May Locate Here.
W. G. West of Chicago, 111., who
was in the city today looking for an
opening for a furniture store, returned
to Omaha on the fast mail. He had
not determined as to whether he would
locate here or not, but he expressed
himself as much pleased with the
outlook. The Journal begs to express
its thanks to him for a professional
copy of the song, "Baseball, ' written
by a nephew of Mr. West, Harry P.
Smith, the words and music of which
are both catchy. The song seems de
stined to be a brilliant success.
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