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DAILY PERSONAL NEWS
Short Items of Interest, From Fri
day Evening's Daily Journal
Hyron H. Joy returned this morning
from his business trip to Omaha.
I. Pearlman, of Omaha, is in the city
today looking after business matters.
Mrs. Chas. Janda is spending the day
in Omaha, visiting with friends aj.d
Miss Dora Hanake departed this
morning for Rosalie, Neb., where she
will visit friends.
D. O. Dwyer is looking after legal
business in Omaha today, being a pas
senger on No. 19.
Henry Donat departed this morning
for Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, trav
eling on business.
II. D. Parker was among tnose spend
ing the day in Omaha, going up on the
early morning train.
Mrs. John Hiber and two daughters
are visiting today in Omaha, being pas
sengers on the early train.
Mrs. J. M. Leak and daughter. Lulu,
were spending the day in Omaha, being
passengers on the early train.
A. W. Atwood. the representative
of the news service of the Omaha Bee,
13 in Omaha visiting relatives.
Hon. J. L. Root is looking after busi
ness matters in the metropolis today,
going up on the morning train.
Mrs. J. N. Wise was looking after
business in Omaha this morning, being
a passenger for that point on No 19.
Mrs. Josie Kalosek was a passenger
for the metropolis this morning, where
she will visit with relatives and friends.
G. W. McCracken departed this morn
ing for Creston, la., where he will en
joy a vacation of several days duration.
Mrs. Anton Swoboda and two daugh
ters were among those who journeyed
to Omaha this morning to spend the
day visiting with friends.
"Uneeda" A Quick Lunch, rear room
of Gund building. Perry Utterback.
John Jungquist, Burlington agent at
Pacific Junction, was in the city yes
terday afternoon on business.
C E. McEnteeis transacting business
in the metropolis today, having been a
passenger this morning on No. 19.
Frank Stanley had business in the
metropolis this morning which required
his attention. He went up on the early
Mrs. C. D. Clotfelder was a passen
ger for Hamburg, la., this morning,
where she will visit relatives and friends
for a few days.
F. C. Benfer, wife and sister-in-law,
Miss Mollie Tower, were among those
visiting In Omaha today, going up on
the early passenger.
W. D. Wheeler, ex-sheriff and ex
treasurer, was in the city last night for
a few hours doing some trading and
mixing with the people.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Maxson and Miss
Minnie Case are spending the day in
Omaha, having been passengers for
that point this morning.
Mrs. Jas. Higley and Mrs. Geo. Ban
were passengers for Council Bluffs,
la., where the will visit with Mrs.
Geo. Cotner for a short time.
Mrs. Manchester, who has been in
the city for some time past, called by
the illness of the late M. A. Dickson,
returned to Omaha this morning.
Mrs. Janie Worth departed this morn
ing for her home at Pender, Neb., af
ter having heen a visitor in the city for
some time past, the guest of the family
of Oliver Gilson.
Just forty-two years ago tonight Jas.
H. Thrasher led to the altar his charm
ing helpmate. Jim says he danced all
night but from his appearance now one
would never have believed it. He is
some heavy for soch light work.
Mrs. Frances Hospenthal and daugh
ter, Gracie, were passengers this noon
on the mail train for Bridgewater, S.
D. Mrs. Hospenthal goes to visit her
sister, who resides at that point, they
not having met in fourteen years.
Mrs. W. H. Peters, of Springfield,
Xeb., who has been in the city several
days, the guest of Mrs. John Gorder.
departed this morning for Omaha, from
which point she will return to her home.
Mrs. Peters is the mother of Mrs.
L. C. Stiles, ex-police judge of this
city and an old time typo, is in the city
today renewing acquaintances of years
ago. He is now a resident of Council
Bluffs, to which place he expects to re
turn after a few days visit here with
The county commissioners are en
gaged in the annual task of auditing the
books of County Treasurer Schlater.
This is an interminable job and one that
they look forward to with dread. The
work will likely take several more days
Mrs. V. Zucker is in Omaha today
visiting with her mother, who resides
Henry Herold is looking after some
business matters in Omaha today.going
up on the fast mail.
Mrs. D. Hawksworth and daughter,
Mrs. E. W. Cook, were passengers on
noon train for Omaha.
Miss Josie Bajeck is visiting this af
ternoon in Omaha with friends, having
gone to that city on the mail train.
Roy Pepperberg came in last evening
from Lincoln tc look after the trade in
his father's popular brands of cigars.
Mrs. M. Worth departed thi3 noon for
Pender, Neb., where she expects to do
some visiting with friends and relatives.
Dr. E. D. Cummins and wife are
spending the afternoon in the metro
polis having traveled there on the fast
Mrs. Albert Schuldice and daughter
are spending the afternoon in Omaha,
having been passengers on the noon
Henry Guthman who has been spend
ing sometime at Waterloo, Neb., visit
ing with relatives, returned home yes
terday. Carl Qumton, the man who preserves
order, is in Union looking after the pol
icing of the reunion. He is accompanied
by Mrs. Quinton.
John Murray, wife and sister-in-law
are spending the afternoon in Omaha,
having been passengers on the fast mail
for that point.
Mrs. Tony Kovarak departed this
noon on the fast mail for Woonsocket,
S. D., where she will visit with her
sister for some time.
C. D. Woodworth the paving con
tractor, made one of his hurried trips
to the city today coming down on No.4
and returning on No. 7.
Mrs. C. C. Despain this noon was a
passenger on the fast mail for Monona,
la., where she will spend several weeks
visiting with her daughter, who resides
in that county.
Chief of Police Fitzgerald is in the
metropolis this afternoon on business
and to visit with his brother-in-law,
Ray Teodorski, who is a patient at
Oakley Polk of Newcastle, Ind., is in
the city for a visit with friends. Mr.
Polk is a son of former State Senator
M. D. Polk of this county, now a resi
dent of Boise, Idaho.
Frank Hawkswor.th came in last even
ing for a brief visit with his parents
and brother Dave, and also to attend
a reunion of old settlers held last even
ing. He had an enjoyable time during
John Nemetz and Bud Rummerfield
drove down to Union last night, where
Mr. Nemetz will dispense Fairy ice
cream to the multitude during the old
settlers' picnic, he having a concession
on the grounds.
Wm. C. Ramsey was a passenger this
morning for Union where he is slated
to deliver an address. Billy is a fine
speaker and the good people who at
tend the reunion will hear a fine address.
He was accompanied by his father and
mother, Judge B. S. Ramsey and wife.
Mrs. L. L. Ingalls and little son re
turned to their home at Lincoln today.
Mrs. Ingalls was in the city for several
days endeavoring to secure a modern
up-to-date house, intending to move
here if she was successful, but was com
pelled to abandon the plan as she was
unable to find a house of the kind she
Fred Ramge who has been laid up
since his fall at the Bluffs a few weeks
ago, is now able to be around although
he is still mighty sore and has his ribs
still in splints. He is progressing finely,
however, and in a remarkably short
space of time considering the injuries he
sustained he will be himself again. His
many friends are congratulating him on
the remarkable escape he had.
The workmen on the new addition to
the Masonic home are making remark
able progress. . This noon they had the
iron girders in place and the first story
completed while they were starting on
the second. At this rate of progress
they will have the building ready for
occupancy within a very short space of
time. The contractor Mr. Broackman
is pushing the work with all possible
Ex-Senator S. L. Thomas, from near
Cullom, is in the city today on business.
Mr. Thomas reports that they received
a fine shower in his neighborhood this
morning, which did a world of good to
the corn. Mr. Thomas is one of the
county's best farmers and devotes much
attention to proper cultivation of the
crops. He thinks the situation of the
crops could be much worse than it is, :
and he ought to know. j
Pail Bij -':! is looking afcjr bjsines
interests in Omaha this afternoon.
W. W. Coates was among those hav
ing business in the metropolis this af
ternoon. John W. Crabill, the enterprising
jeweler, is in Omaha this afternoon on
M. Faiiger :s transacting business
this afternoon in Omaha, goimr up on
the fast mail.
Miss Mabel Birch has returned to the
city after a vacation in the good old
state of Missouri
Chas. Warner, wife and child, de
parted this morning for a tour of the
middle east, going from here to Peoria
and from there they expect to visit a
number of other points. They are go
ing to take a fine vacation and one
most justly due them.
Will Spohn, who has been visiting
with Henry Steinhauer and family for
the past week, departed tor Union this
morning, and from there he will go to
Weeping Water, where he will visit
Charles Spohn, after which he will re
turn to his home in Superior, Neb.
Krom the Courier.
Mrs. George Wood was presented
with a fine cushion tire buggy of the
latest pattern a3 a birthday present
from her husband.
John Meier went to Omaha one day
this week where he underwent an oper
ation for the removal of a cancer on his
The Louisville base ball aggregation
went to Cedar Creek Sunday to play
ball. Score, Louisville 27, Cedar Creek
5. Umpire Ingrim.
The National stone quarry run full
time last Sunday this year. There are
now about eighty-five men employed at
George and Chas. Reichart visited in
St. Joseph, Mo., over Sunday, return
ing home Monday. They went down to
visit with Phillip Reichart, Charley's
Chas. E. Pankonin left Monday for
Yellowstone National park to be gone
about three weeks. While absent he
will visit many places of national note
in the park and take a much needed
A. W. Cline has returned from Minn
esota and will remain a few weeks be
fore moving his family to his newly
acquired farm in that state. He says
he likes the country up there better
Chas. Sleiter had the misfortune of
running a fish hook through his hand
Sunday. He was casting a throw-line
into the Platte river and had a heavy
iron tied on for a sinker, as threw it
the hook caught between his thiimb
and forefinger and tore through the
flesh. Dr. Wortman was called and cut
the hook out. He still has a pretty
From the Leduer.
A fine boy baby registered at the
nome- of Edward Everett and wife
Monday morning, August 10.
Mrs Frank Slagle arrived Tuesday
from Panama, Neb, to make her rela
tives and friends severnl days visit.
Mrs. John Larsh went down to Ne
braska City on Monday to visit relatives
and spend a fewdays at the chautauqua.
Rev. Field and family returned home
Tuesday from their visit with relatives
at Savanah, Mo., and informs us they
! had a very nice visit and vacation.
Samuel Vanborn was taken to Oma
ha last week, where a surgical opera
tion was performed upon him in a hos
pital. Our last report was that he is
getting along very well.
Mrs Charles McNamee arrived Tues
day from Brush, Col., to enjoy a visit
with relatives and numerous friends,
the re-union being one of the causes of
her coming at this particular time.
Prof. G. W. Cheney and wife, who
have been visiting T. G. Barnum and
wife and other relatives and friends
the past week, departed Wednesday
for their home at Edison, Neb.
Lewis Curtiss, upon whom three op
erations were performed in the Lincoln
hospital a few weeks ago, is repoi-ted
to be getting along very well, and
Tuesday he was able to be removed
from the hospital to his sister's home
B. R. Frans arrived on Tuesday from
Kingfisher, Oklahoma, and is visiting
his brother Wm. Frans Sr. and other
relatives. He says that everything is
booming in his state, and sees no reason
to hunt for a better country. His many
friends are glad to meet him and ob
serve his excellent health.
Fishermen Boetal and Price this morn
ing came up from their lines in the river
brin ging with them a fish that was" re
minisent of the old times of the past
when fish were plentiful in the river.
This fish weighed seventy-two pounds
and dressed at forty-five pounds. They
also had a fish that weighed thirty-five
pounds being a pretty good sized catch in
itself. Many years ago fish weighing
from sixty to one hundred pounds were
comparatively plentiful but of late
years they have been very scarce and
the big fish this morning attracted much
A Success in Every Particular and a Large
Attendance Both Friday and Saturday.
A Journal reporter was fortunate
enough this year to attend the Old
Settlers' Reunion at Union both days.
Nineteen years ago the first meeting
of the old settlers of Cass and Otoe
counties occurred and it proved such a
source of pleasure to the early settlers
of these counties to meet together and
talk over times of the past that an Old
Settlers' Annual Reunion Association
was established, and each succeeding
year these meetings of the old residents
have grown in interest.
They come from every section of the
the two counties and it is really a pleas
ure to one that is not an old settler to
gaze upon the meeting of those who
came here in an early, day and notice
the broad smile that passes over each
of their countenances as they clasp
hands. While many of the real old
ones who attended these celebrations
in the beginning have passed over the
Great Beyond, there are yet many
scattered over Cass county, who always
make it a point to attend the reunion
at least one day.
The First Day.
Notwithstanding the rain of the night
before, and the threatening weather
nearly all forenoon, the people began
to pour into town from every direction,
and when the Lincoln and Omaha trains
arrived, the streets of the little village
presented a most lively appearance.
When Old Sol appeared in all his glory
as an assurance that the day would be
propitious for the vieing with one an
other on the picnic grounds, the hacks
began to convey loads after loads of
people in that direction, and in an ex
ceedingly short time the grove was
alive with human beings
The grove, situated about one-half
mile southwest of the little city, is an
ideal spot for such gatherings, there
being plenty of shade and the ground
level and nice. Already the Tulene
Bros, were doing business with their
merry-go-round, the lemonade venders,
baby racks, striking machines, side
shows, etc., were plying their avoca
tions, and everything bore the appear
ance of a day of pleasure to all.
After dinner, and it was assured that
the afternoon's program would not be
marred by rain, those who desired to
witness the program carried out, as
sembled around the speaker's stand.
After several excellent numbers by the
Union band and one or two numbers
from the famous Aeolian quartette of
Piatt smouth, W. C. Ramsey, the dem
ocratic candidate for county attorney,
was introduced to the audience and
made one of his most entertaining ad
dresses, which was received with con
siderable applause by those who appre
ciated the young attorney's efforts to
become a noted and useful citizen, of
whom all felt proud. Those who heard
Mr. Ramsey's address praise it very
highly, and all are of but one opinion
that he has an exceedingly bright fu
ture before him. One old republican
remarked in our hearing, "I am a re
publican, but there is a young demo
crat I will vote for if I live to go to
the polls on election day." There are
many other republicans who signified
the same intention. After music by
the band, and another number by the
Aeolian quartette, Hon. John A. Ma
guire, democratic candidate for con
gress, delivered a splendid address.
Mr. Maguire is comparatively a young
man, an attorney by profession, and
resides in Lincoln. He is a gentleman
of considerable ability and this visit to
the Old Settlers' Reunion made him
many friends, who will vote for him at
the primary on the first of September
for congress. More music concluded
the first day's program.
Tho Second Day,
Saturday was the big day. It always
is. The crowd was variously estimated
all the way from five to eight thousand.
When the writer left the grounds late
in the afternoon, the latter figure we
think would come nearer the number.
There was simply a moving mass of
men, women and children, and there
was plenty of amusements for all.
Those who did not desire to listen to
exercises at the platform, collected in
spots under the trees and visited to
gether as they were wont to do in the
early days when families visited fami
lies living so far apart. The program
was carried out to the letter.
On arrival at the grounds, and after
music by the band and quartette. Prof.
J. W. Gamble, principal of the Platts
mouth high school, entertained the au
dience for nearly an hour in one of his
well-timed addresses for which he is
noted, and to say that his auditors were
well pleased but half expresses it.
Then came dinner, and it really had
the appearance of a picnic. Seated un
der the shade of the trees in every di
rection could be seen groups of families
issuing forth from well-filled baskets
and spreading the same upon the green
grass, with plenty for themselves and
others who they chanced to see passing
without dinner. It was a sight worth
seeing, and all were in the finest of
spirits and were enjoying their outing
the very best they knew how.
Everybody with his entire family
seemed to be there in the afternoon. At
2 o'clock the people began to congre
gate around the speaker's stand. After
a number each from the band and quar
tette and other ceremonies, D. W. Liv
ingston, the county attorney of Otoe
county, was presented to the audience
and addressed them for about one hcur.
Mr. Livingston is a fine speaker and
dwelled upon that which most interest
ed thd people the early coming of the
pioneers to Nebraska, and of the re
ward their frugality, industry and un
conquerable spirit has accomplished in
the growth and prosperity of the state
they early chose to make their homes.
Mr. Livingston is a very pleasant
speaker and his address was most high
ly commended by all.
Governor Sheldon was present and
received the plaudits of the audience as
he ascended the platform. "George,"
as everybody in this section of the
country calls him, "made good," as he
always does on such occasions, and his
speech was along that line which pleas
ed all. Governor Sheldon is of Cass
county production, and the pioneers are
not at all ashamed of this fact, as was
demonstrated when they all gathered
around him to give him a cordial greet
ing. His speech was of that character
that pleased everybody, and all were
highly elated over the governor's ap
pearance among them.
A Few Notes
There were people present from every
section of Cass county, and many from
The business houses of Union were
nearly all closed during Saturday until
late in the evening.
These annual reunions become more of
interest each year with our people, and
it is proper they should.
We enjoyed meeting many of the Jour
ual's old friends on the grounds. We
also had the pleasure of meeting many
By a misque on the part of someone,
a number of the Plattsmouth people
failed to reach home on the regular
train as they desired.
J. T. Reynolds, the president, was
untiring in his efforts to make every
body comfortable, and this added great
ly to the success of the occasion.
Charley Graves, editor of the Ledger,
discarded business cares on reunion days
and his whole soul seemed completely
wrapped up in the success of the annual
event. As it comes but once a year we
don't blame him.
The Red Sox got beautifully "done
up" by tne Union team. There was
such a big difference in the score that
we don't like to mention it. Something
must have went wrong with our boys
Maybe, they did not want to "play
The Aeolian quartette of Plattsmouth
composed of Ralph White, Bert Mc
Elwain, Mrs. Gamble and Miss Baird,
were the recipients of many compli
ments, all of which were deserved. It
is an organization of which we all feel
The Union band is a splendid organi
zation and a great credit to the town
and county. Their music was right up-to-date,
and they were always on hand
when needed. The boys received many
compliments, and they deserved every
one of them.
Left For Panama.
W. E. Maxson and wife who have
been visiting in the city for sometime
past, the guests of Mrs. Maxson's par
ents, H. McKay and wife.departed this
noon on the mail train for their duties
in Panama. Mr. and Mrs. Maxson are
both engaged in the government service
upon the canal work and have excellent
positions. They are just finishing their
annual vacation having visited here and
having an enjoyable time for quite a
while. From here they go to Lincoln
where they will visit a day, going from
there to Waco, Tex., where they will
visit with Mr. Maxson's folks for a
short time, sailing later for the canal
from New Orleans. As they are very
popular here their departure is hailed
with regret and there were numerous
friends at the depot to bid them bon
voyage. Mrs. Maxson's mother, Mrs.
McKay, accompanied them as far as
Having disposed of
all our flood goods and
all old goods, we pre
sent to you for the Fall
season of 1908, the
b Tightest, newest,
choicest layout of up-to-date
ever brought to Platts
mouth. If really good
merchandise has any
attraction for you let
us show youthese new
"Where Quality Counts.'
The Red Sox of this city have just
closed a contract with the Marysville,
Mo., professional baseball team for
two games of ball on the home grounds
on the 19th of August, one to be played
at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and the
other at 8:30 in the evening, the latter
being played by electric light, the vis
iting team carrying their own plant and
furnishing sufficient illumination to play
a good game of ball. These games
promise to be very interesting, and as
the one game is played at night, some',
thing rather unusual, they should be
greeted with a large attendance. The
price of Emission will be only 25 cents.
Mrs. McCorg and small daughter who
have been in the city for some time
past, the guest of Mrs. Hayden, depart
ed for their home at Oconto, Neb., this
of Nebraska. '
Cass County. (' '
To Thomas H . Wi Vht and Dora Wright, his
wife: Rirt Hodtres and Cyble Hodt'cs. hi wife:
Ira A. Draper and Draper, first name un
known, liis wife, defendant;
You and each of you will tp.ke notice and are
liei-ely notified that on the. ititli day of July.
A. I). 190s, Jacob I. Falter and Mary Falter,
his wife, plaintiffs herein filed their petition lu
the District Court of Cass County. Nebraska.
atrai nst you. the said defendants, the object
and prayer of which are to cancel and annuil
a deed from . I. I'. Falter and Mary Falter to
Bert llodire conveying Lots 7. . and . iti Block
2. In the city of l'latsmouth: Lot 2 and Lot 3
except 25.93 feet off the south side. In Block 4.
in Thimjsn's Addition to I'lattsmouth; and
Lots 11. and 12. in block t. in Townsend"s Ad
dition to l'latsmouth: and Lots 11 and 12 In
Block mi. in the city of l'latsmouth; all la
CassCounty. Nebraska: and a deed from Bie
Hodres and Cyble Hodtres to Ira A. Draper,
eonveyinir the same premises alove described.,
on the trroands of fraud, misrepresentation,
conspiracy, alteration, fortrery. and to quiet
and confirm the title of the plaintiffs in and
to said premisesin said plaintiffs and axalnst
you and each of you. You and each of you are
required to answer said petition on or before
the 31st day ol Autrust. I'.ioh. .
Dated at i'lattsmouth.Cass county, Nebraska.
July Ititb, 1H0N.
Jacob P. Falter and
Mart Fai.tkk. PuAiNTirvs.
7-3-4 By A. L. Tidd.thelr attorney
mTHE DISTRICT COURT OF CASS
county Nebraska.Dietrlch Koester, plain
tiff vs. W. R. Tomason. first name unknown
Mrs. Tomason. first name unknown, and
the unknown heirs and dlvlsees of W. R. To
mason, first name unknown, deceased, defend
ants. The above named defendants will take notlc
that on the 2nd day of July, IS)". Dietrich Ko
ester. plaintiff, filed his petition In the DIs
trict Court of Cass County Nebraska acralnst
said defendants the object and prayer of which
are to quiet his title in and to lot one in Block
Thirteen in the village of Avoca, Cvss County
Nebraska atrai nst you by the reason of the ad
verse possession of said premises by the said
plaintiff for more than ten years last past and
for equitable relief . You are required to an
swer said petition on or before Autrust 17, 108.
Dietrich Kokotkr, Plaintiff.
By C. E. TErrr. his attorney.
July H. 1HW.
Notice of Probate of Will.
Il THE COtTNTT COURT OF I
Cass Co u ntt, Nebraska, f
In the matter of the estate of Reirina Wolf, de
ceased. To John Koke, Jennie Koke. and all other per
sons Interested in said estate:
You are hereby notified that a petition has
been filed to probate a will proDortlnir to be,
the last will and testament of Rerina W olf, de
ceased, and for the appointment of Clemmons
Koke as administrator with will annexed.
There will be a hearing upon said petition at
my office In the city of Flattsmoutn. Cut
county. Nebraska, at ten o'clock, a. m., on the
22 day of Aurut iHOs, and all objections to
said petition must be sled by aald day and
hour, and at aald time such orders will b.
made as are Just and proper In the premium.
ftiAi. County Jadfe.
D. O. Iwtsb, Attorney.
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