The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 29, 1909, Image 2

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After Weeks of Suffering She
Peacefully Passes Away
; Mr. Don York and Miss Mabel Freese
United in Wedlock
DIED Black. Hannah Coreen, In
Omaha, on Tuesday, July 27,
1909, at 9 o'clock p. m., of ty
phoid fever, aged 23 years 9
months and 21 days. Funeral
Thursday afternoon, July 29, at
5 o'clock p. m., from the resi
dence of C. II. Smith, In this city,
Rev. J. T. Balrd and Rev. J. ri.
Salsbury officiating. Interment
at Oak Hill cemetery.
The worst fears of the many
friends of Miss Hannah Black were
realized last night when the news
was received here of her death In a
hospital ward in Omaha. Taken to
that city several weeks ago when
her illness made itself manifest, she
had failed to Improve, even though
the best of treatment and the great
est of care was exercised, and all
efforts possible were made to save
her life. She steadily sank under
ber affliction and for several days
before the final summons came hope
bad been abandoned.
Despite all this and despite the
knowledge that the end was Inevit
able her friends, who are myriad In
this city and vicinity .were greatly
shocked when the sad news was re
ceived. Hoping against hope, vain
ly wishing that a change would oc
cur In the course of the disease
which would save her young life
and bring her back to them, these
friends could not realize that she
had passed away. Grief has stricken
them with Its terrible hand and
their sorrow at this last parting Is
most profound.
All her life had Hannah Black
rpent In this city and Its Immedate
vicinity. Born amid the pretty
hills of the city on October 6, 1885,
she had learned to love It and
its beautiful environs. A daughter
of Charles W. Black and wife, two
of Plattsmouth's best known and
most popular citizens In their day,
this young woman had grown up
here and every one knew her to love
and respect ber. One by one she
had seen the members of her fam
ily pass from this earth to the bet
ter land, until she alone of all re
mained. After the passing of her
parents and sister she had made her
home with friends, her later years
being spent in the family of Her
man Spies, she taking a place of
that of a daughter. She was also a
niece of Mrs. C. H. Smith and Fred
H. Black of this city. To all of
these she had endeared herself dur
ing her young and short life, and to
them the news of her death came
as a terrible blow.
During her lifetime Miss Black
was a most lovable young lady, and
especially was she popular with the
young ladles of ber own age, all of
whom are bowed In sorrow at her
untimely death. When her illness
came upon her each of these young
ladies did all In their power to avert
the final calamity, and during her
confinement In the hospital they
wre most solicitous for her welfare
and united In prayers for her re
The funeral or this beloved young
Indy will take , place tomorrow
(Thursday) afternoon at 5 o'clock
from the home of C. H. Smith and
wife, the services being conducted
by Revs. J. T. Baird and J. H. Sals
bury of the Presbyterian church,
both of whom she had so delighted
to listen to when In life. Interment
will be had at Oak Hill cemetery
west of the city.
Had a Glorious Trip.
County Clerk Rosencrans return
ed this morning from an extended
trip to Colorado points and to west
ern Nebraska. Mr. Rosencrans re
turns very enthusiastic over the
portion of Colorado, which he vis
ited. He was at Ft. Collins, Boul
der, Loveland, Greeley and other
points In that immediate vicinity,
and saw the great fields of sugar
beets which are being raised there
and also witnessed the big beet
sugar refineries In full operation.
All the land in that immediate
vicinity Is under irrigation, and It
presents a uniform surface of fields
of various crops, yielding almost
beyond the dreams of ninn. Such a
thing as a crop failure In this sec
tion Is unheard of, and Mr. Rosen
crans describes the several crops
with nn enthusiasm which Is genu
ine, lie found the several cities
which he visited ,us growing and
prosperous communities. F. Col
lins has developed Into a real city
with street cars, electric, lights and
every evidence of modern civiliza
tion. One thing which particularly
struck him was the pronounced
cleanliness of the dies. Not a weed,
nor any of the usual dirt and grime
Incident to city life was to be seen
but everything on the contrary, wss
cleaned up and handsome. In Den
ver he met Robert L. Mnuzy who
was, as Is always the case, enthusi
astic over meeting a Flattsmouth
friend and the two nad a fine
Returning home, Mr. Rosencriins
Ktopped at points In western Ne
braska visiting In Chnse find Per
kins counties. He found the out
look for great crops in this part of
what used to be the desert, simply
grand. Corn seems to have taken
a firm hold on western Nebraska
this year and he believes that the
greatest crop ever raised of that
ferial Is In sight.
Taking his trip all the way
through Mr. Rosencrans states he
had a magnificent time. Mrs. Rosen
crans accompanied him and
thoroughly enjoyed the trip also.
While In Denver Mr. and Mrs.
Rosencrans In company with nparty
of tourlsU had their photograph
taken and In the automobile seat
Immediately In front of Mrs. Rosen
crans was a lady whose resembl
ance to Mrs. D. C. Morgan of this
city, the wife of Mr. Rosen
crans' deputy, was so marked
that Rosey had hard work convinc
ing thnt gentleman it was not his
wife. He suBplcioned Rosey of hav
ing eloped with his wife as well as
taking his own along.
Has to Import Ice.
Colonel Henry C. McMaken this
morning received the first carload of
Ice from Omnha this season. Colonel
McMaken, It will be recalled by
Journal renders, last winter put too
much faith in predictions of freez
ing weather, with the disastrous
consequence that he fell down on
his supply of Ice for this season. In
consequence of this he found him
self the oilier da In the position,
as the poet has eloquently described
It, of "being up against It," and to
cany out his contracts with the
people) he had to hie himself to Oin
'aha and talk long and earnestly
with a man who mnkes artificial ice.
I'nllke Joseph A. Rortcnlangcr, who
Is still hanging around looking for
a lighting contract from the citv,
Mr. McMaken and his sons did not
repudiate their contracts, but they
went after the ice and today are
filling all contracts. The Ice Is of
fine quality, and the consumers are
well pleased with It. Cars, will be
received regularly after this and the
market will be kept supplied.
The Methodist Episcopal church
was the scene of a very pretty wed
ding last evening at 8 o'clock, when
Miss Mabel Freese and Mr. Don
York were united In the holy bonds
of wedlock. The church was beau
tifully decorated for the occasion by
generous use of asparagus, pink
and white sweet peas and potted
palms and ferns. Many friends and
relatives of the contracting parties
were In attendance.
At the hour appointed, Mr. E. H.
Weseott took his place at the organ
and as he played, Mrs. Mae Morgan
and Mrs. E. H. Weseott Btepped to
the choir loft and sang very sweetly
a duet entitled "J Would That My
Love," by Campanl. Scarcely was
the voices of the singers hushed
when the familiar straina of Loh
ringen's wedding march was sound
ed, to which the bridal party enter
ed. The ushers, Messrs. Charles
Freese and Jesse York, followed by
the groom, who was accompanied
by Russel York as best man, came
down the south aisle. The brides
maids, Miss Zelma Tuey and Carrie
Becker, followed by little Mabel Lee
Copenhaver, who proudly bore the
ring upon a sliver plate, came down
the north aisle, while the bride, ao
companled by Miss Lena Larrmer
of Peru, Neb., as maid of honor,
came down the center aisle. At the
alter they were met by Rev. A. A.
Randall, who performed the cere-
money, the pretty Eplscopalean ring
service being used.
The bride appeared very charm
ing In dainty white, while a misty
tulle veil and a large shower bou
quet of brides roses completed her
costume. The maid of honor wore
light blue satin and carried pink
roses, the bridesmaids were attired
In white and wore black picture
hats and the little ring bearer was
attractively dressed In white.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William freese and hav
ing resided In our city for a number
of years, has a large circle of friends
whose best wishes will erer attend
her. She was a member of the graC
uating class of 1901 of the Platts
mouth high school and for a number
of years taught In our county and
city schools. The groom Is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. York and Is
a young man of sterling worth.
He holds a lucrative position in
the planning mills of the Burlington
local shops. Having resided on our
city for a number of years, he also
has many friends who will join the
Journal In wishing him and his esti
mable wife a happy and prosperous
This happy young couple was the
recelptent of many pretty and cost
ly gifts, attesting the esteem In
which this young couple Is held in
the community.
Mr. and Mrs. York departed over
the Burlington this morning for
Seattle, Wash., and other points on
the Pacific coast. On their return,
they will be at home to their ninny
friends after September 1,1th, at
612 south Eighth St., where the
groom has a cozy homo in' readi
ness for his bride.
The bride entertained the mem
bers of the bridal party at her home
on Monday evening. The principal
amusement wns derived from music,
interspersed with social conversa
tion. The pleasures of the evening
were further augmented when de
licious refreshments were served.
Ijiil to Rest.
The funeral cf J. F. Stenner was
i conducted yesterday afternoon from
his late residence in this city In the j
presence oi a large concourse oi sor
rowing neighbors and friends. The
services at the home were conducted
by Rev. Luther Moore, pastor of the
Christian church, of which church
the deceased had been a faithful and
consistent member for more than
twelve years. The text of the dis
course was,. "Wherefore, comfort
one another with these words," upon
which the pastor spoke of the com
fort which the religion of Christ
brings into this sorrowing world
its faith based upon the facts of the
gospel and its hope based upon the
promises of the gospel. The quar
tet, consisting of Mrs. Mae Morgan,
Miss Minnie McKay and Messrs. Mc
Elwaln and Farley did the singing.
Many beautiful floral designs rested
upon the casket, which were gifts
from religious and fraternal organi
zations as well as individuals.
The Woodmen had charge of the
services at the grave and furnished
pall bearers, who laid the body ten
derly in Its last resting place to
await the final summons of the
Judge of all the earth.
Mr. Stenner fell asleep in the
faith of the Son of God. During his
long sickness re frequently spoke of
his readiness to depart. On one oc
casion he said to Rev. Moore, "I have
always been a very careful man In
my walk. I have lived conscientious
ly before God and now rejoice in it.
I am ready and anxious to go."
do not know what It is to be rich In
this world's goods, but I believe that
the triumph of such a faith in the
hour when earthly things are ready
to vanish is greater riches than all
the gold of aristocracy, and greater
glory than all the crowns of mor
tal royalty. It Is a great thing for
a man to pass into God's presence
with riches death cannot destroy
and treasures eternity cannot tar
Conrad Hcisel After Long Ill
ness Finally Succumbs
A Quiet Home Wedding.
A quiet wedding occurred at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Mc
Kay when Mr. W. II. Bunch and
Mrs. Maude E. Hurley were united
n marriage by Rev. Moore of the
Christian church, only a few of the
relatives and friends being present.
The out-of-town guests were Miss
Emma Bergdorf and Mr. Ed. Levi,
the bridesmaid and groomsman, of
Omaha, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C,
Whltmer of South Omaha, and Mrs
W. E. Maxon of Pedro Miguel, Canal
Zone, Isthmus of Panama. Mr. and
Msr. Bunch will be at home to all
their friends after September 1 at
Bellevne, Neb.
Hire's Root Beer at Geri
Ayer's Hair Vigor
Sulphur. Clvrrrln. Qulnln, Sodium Chlnrlct.
lupxium. :. Akohol, Wutcr. I'trluma.
Ask your doctor if there Is anything Injurious here.
Ask him also if there is not genuine merit here.
Does not Color kh Gil
.1 I . Arm 4 iimi'ih.
An Appreciative Curd.
The editor and publisher of the
Journal begs to acknowledge receipt
of the following letter which Is self
explanatory and which is duly ap
Editor and Publisher of the Even
Ing Journal, City.
Plattsmouth, Neb., July 23, 1909
Dear Sir In the absence of the
county secretary, It becomes my
pleasure to extend to you the
thanks of Cass county W. C. T. IT.
convention for your courtesy In giv
ing notice of the meetings and space
to the program of each session.
Ex-County President.
Buggies!. Ituggtt!
1 have several new up-to-date bug
gies that I want to sell right away
and I am going to cut the prices to
bed rock, In order to do so. Come
quick, while, you can get one of
these fine bugglct at almost cost
I menu Jut what I say,
John H. Cook.
Murray, NYb,
The undersigned has about 40
acres of good grass to rent for pas
Hiring norscs only. Cood running
water and plenty of shade. One
dollar per month per head.
C. Pongcn,
'i miles sooth of Plattsmouth.
Wedded t Itipe Age.
A wedding a bit out of the or
dinary and one that had several
unique features was that of Mrs
Alwilda Knee of Plattsmouth, Neb
and Mr. David Knee of Alturas
Cal., which took place Monday at
the home of a nephew of 'the con
tracting parties, Mr. Floyd Knee of
3440 Sahler street.
The bride was a widow of the
groom's brother and was a lifelong
friend of the groom. In this case
lifelong friends means something,
for the bride Is aged 67 and the
groom 76.
Prior to the marriage ceremony
Mrs. S. E. Kerr of Plattsmouth, who
has been a coworker with the bride
for a half a century In both W. C
T. U. and church work, read ex
cerpts from the scriptures on th
desirability and dignity of the holy
state of matrimony.
Following this was an address b
Mrs. George Covell, president of the
Douglas county W. C. T. U., who
has also been a coworker with the
This was followed by the wedding
ceremony, performed by Rev. Chas.
W. Savage. Rev. Savage says this
was the oldest couple he ever has
united In marriage, and proves that
It is never too late to do a good act.
The bride has resided In Flatts
mouth for a number of years and
has been a prominent worker, both
n the church and the local W.
T. U.
The groom is In the mining busi
ness in California, and has recently
sold a mine for a considerable sum.
The br'de and groom left T'.es-
day morning for Alturas, Cal.,
where they will reside. World-Herald.
The above funilh- Interest lug
reading for the many friends of the
bride, who formerly lived In this
city. Considerable attention wns at
tracted to the wedding by reason of
the age of the parties and their relationship.
DIED Heisel, Conrad, at his home
In Plattsmouth, Neb., on Wednes
day, July 28, 1909, of gangrene,
aged 79 years 3 months and 4
days. Funeral from the residence
on Friday, July 30, 1909, at 2
o'clock p. m. Interment at Oak
Hill cemetery.
In the full ripeness of years Con
rad Heisel, one of the city's most re
spected men, sank Into the last deep
sleep last evening. A sufferer for
some time past from gangrene pois
oning in the foot, the result of an
old injury, he had been making a
noble fight against the Inroads of
his disease for many days. The end
was long foreseen by the attending
physician, who had informed his
family of It and they were in a
measure prepared when the sum
mons came.
In his lifetime Conrad Heisel was
one of the best known and most
highly respected of citizens. Com
ing to this city more than a half cen
tury ago, he had taken an active
part In its upbuilding and had given
of his time and labor unsparingly to
that end. A business man for near
fifty years in the city, he lays down
life's burden with the deep and sin
cere esteem of his fellow men. In
all the many transactions of a long
life, Mr. Heisel had made no ene
mies, a most rare record. A man of
unimpeachable honesty and of a
high and upright character, he can
illy be spared from the, community
and, although of late years, his ill
ness and age had Incapacitated him
for much active business, his death
will leave a distinct gap in the busi
ness world of the city.
A man of most pleasing person
ality, he numbered his friends by
the score, and they one and all unite
In extending sympathy to the sor
rowing family, feeling that the loss
falls not alone upon them, but that
each who had known him suffers the
Iosr of a close personal friend and
Conrad Heisel was a native of
Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, being
born In that county on April 24,
1830. His earlier years were spent
In Germany, where he learned the
trade of wheelwright. Coming to
American he located in Illinois at
Peoria. Here he met with Henry
Boeck and a warm friendship des
tined to last for better than a half a
century, sprang up. Together these
two old friends Journeyed across
Iowa and located In this city In Au
gust of 1856. They bunked In what
was then the blacksmith shop of
Fred Stull, standing on the spot now
occupied by the Journal office. Mr.
Boeck did not remain long in this
city at that time, but in the late
fall he departed for Peoria, leaving
Mr. Heisel here. The latter at once
took up his trade as wheelwright,
ont of his earliest jobs being the
erection of a thirty foot water wheel.
just south of this city.' This wheel
was to operate a com cracker mill.
Later Mr. Heisel helped to build a
saw mill where the present rollert
mills now stand.
In the following year Mr. Heisel
made a trip by boat to St. Louis,
where he met Miss Amelia Rubau
men, and was united in marriage to
her. The newly wedded couple
came to this city Immediately after
the ceremony and made their home
in the wild frontier settlement,
which then nestled in the vales of
these hills. Here they lived a happy
life. Six of their children now liv
ing here are Misses Tillle, Amelia
and Anna, daughters, and Messrs!
George, Fred and John, sons.
In the year 1858 Mr. Heisel traded
a quarter section of land now com
prising part of this city to the owner
of the saw mill, which he had helped
to build, and fitted this mill up with
burrs and other machinery neces
sary for making flour, converting It
into a grist mill.
For many years this ml? jtood be
side the creek which waCs down
Washington avenue, grlndftg out as
good a quality of flour as such prim
itive machinery would permit, but
some time during the 80's it was
destroyed by fire.
When this misfortunte came upon
Mr. Heisel, the old friends and
neighbors came to his rescue. Such
men as Nick Halmes, Philip Horn
and many others who had known
him for so long came to him and
urged him to accept financial aid,
and to rebuild his mill, making it a
roller mill and bringing it up to
date. At last he reluctantly ac
cepted this aid and constructed the
present Plattsmouth roller mills,
which have since proven so great a
success. From this time his success
In life dates. The money he had
borrowed was soon paid back with
Interest and the mills, turning out a
fine grade of flour, prospered and
His sons growing up, were taken
Into the mill and learned the busi
ness, and during their father's de
clining years they have taken the
burden from his shoulders and are
all millers, fitting successors of their
venerable sire.
This brief sketch serves to illus
trate how the friends and neighbors
of Mr. Heisel regard him, and also
to show that the Borrow they feel
over his passing Is deep and sincere.
The funeral will take place tomor
row (Friday) afternoon from his
late residence at 2 o'clock, services
being conducted by a German min
ister of Omaha, who wns a close per
sonal friend of deceased In his life
time. Interment will take place at Oak
Hill cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Quite 111.
The condition of O. W, Osborne,
who has been 111 for some time, is
practically unchanged. The gentle
man la quite 111, but his condition Is
not regarded as immediately dan
gerous. As he is pretty well along
In years, his illness has had quite
an effect on him, but he Is still re
garded as In hopeful shape, and his
many friends entertain every hope
that he will take a more favorable
turn and eventually recover Mrs.
Osborne Is also reported as being
quite 111, although not In a danger
ous condition. The many friends of
this estimable couple unite In wish
ing them a speedy recovery.
The Journal acknowledges receipt
of a fine bouquet of touch-me-nots,
dahlias and other beautiful flowers
nil of the old-fashioned, homo-like
kinds. The bouquet Is t he gift of
Mrs. Peter Mndsoit, and It Is quite
needless to say It Is greatly appro
dated by the entire office force and
the lady has their sincere thanks for
Very Narrow Ksrnpe.
John Seagraves of this city had a
narrow escape from a horrible and
Instant death day before yesterday.
Mr. Seagraves Is employed In the
Swift packing plant at South Om
aha and one of his duties Is to draw
the boxes of cooked meats from the
largo ovens. These are dosed with
large, heavy Iron fire doors mounted
on rollers and running on a track
above the top. On this occasion Mr.
Seagraves had a box to draw from
the oven and the fire door having
stuck at the top, he picked up a
stick to pry the door back. Insert
ing it between the door and the wall
he lifted up on the stick, when the
door was suddenly pried off the track
at the top and toppled over, catch
ing him beneath Its ponderous
weight. Seeing the door coming
down he leaped to one side and
threw up his hands to hold off the
heavy weight, but was only partially
successful, as the descending door
struck him a glancing blow on the
head and also struck him upon one
of the legs, badly bruising and skin
ning It. The blow on the head was
sufficient to Inflict ' a scalp wound,
and knocked him to the floor. Fel
low employes rushed to his assist
ance and he was helped up, his In
juries being attended to later by a
surgeon. Ho was very fortunate In
not being cnught beneath the door,
as It would hnve crushed him to
death without doubt, lie came to
his home in this city yesterday
Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas, Neighbor Jacob Sten
ner has departed this life and there
by removed from our camp fire;
Whereas, Cass camp No. 332,
Modern Woodmen of America, bows
Its heaJ in sorrow and sympathy
for the family of our departed neigh
bor. Resolved, That In the death of
Neighbor Stenner this camp has lost
one of its most esteemed members,
the community a good citizen and
his family a kind and affectionate
Resolved, That this ramp tender
the widow and children of our de
parted neighbor our sincere sym
pathy. Resolved, That the charter of
this camp be draped In mourning
for thirty days; that a copy of these
resolutions be spread at length upon
the records of this camp, and that a
copy thereof be furnished the local
newspapers and the family of our
late neighbor.
Miss M. Kaufman, the postmis
tress at Cedar Creek and also one
of the brightest business women of
Cass county, Is In the city today
looking after business matters, com
ing down this morning on the Schuyler.
Mr. Xewlnnd Stricken.
Mrs. Lydia Newland was stricken
yesterday with heart trouble and for
a long time her life was despaired
of. Several attacks took place and
her son Emory and wife of Kansas
City, Mo., were hurriedly summoned
to her bedside, arriving here last
night. This morning she Buffered
another attack and Is now In n ser
ious condition. Owing to her ago
the attack has boon unusually se
vere. Her many friends hope that
she will some safely through the
trouble and soon be herself again.