The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 29, 1909, Image 3
n Urn 9mtt I lu Death Claims One of the, Most Highly Respected Citizens of Plattsmouth DIED Egenberger, John V., at Im manuel hospital, Omaha, on Mon day, July 26, 1909, of cancer, aged 54 years 9 months and 2 days. Funeral Thursday, July 29, 1909, at 2 o'clock p. m., from the residence to St. Jonn's church. In terment In the Catholic cemetery. As was announced last evening the soul of John V. Egenberger, one of the city's most distinguished and respected citizens, passed away yes terday afternoon. The sad news reached this city within a short time after he had breathed his last, and it brought sorrow to the hearts of the great mass of the people who had for so long a time known Mr. Egen berger and who had learned to re spect and love him. In his lifetime lie was the personflcatlon of ajl that was" good and noble lii man.' Thor oughly upright in all his dealings with hla fellow men, a man of lofty views and. purposes, a citizen who was to every one a friend, the news of his passing away brought the deepest sorrow to all. Not alone did those who were his intimate friends and acquaintances grieve at his loss, but all who had known him In a business sense felt keenly his demise. One and all the public unite In sympathy with the bereaved widow and family and within themselves they feel the self same sorrow which so grieves those to whom he was a loving husband and father. John V. Egenberger was born on October 24, 1854, In the German Tillage of Waldhausen, In the pro vince of Baden. It was In this land he grew to his early manhood and spent his youthful days. While he was still in his teens he came to America, that land of promise, land ing here In the month of April, 1872, and coming direct to this city, where he has since resided and where his fortunes have been so intimately linked with those of his neighbors for so long a time. Not always did he remain closely In town, but for several years following his arriva.l here he followed farm work within a few miles of the city. A few years later he returned to Plattsmouth and commenced what was destined to be a long and honorable business career by entering the store of Guth man & Weckbach as a clerk. He remained with this firm In this ca pacity for the period of ten years. Shortly after he had entered upon this work he was united in marriage at this place to Miss Mary E. Hohl huh and of this union nine chil dren came to bless them. These are Edward, Albert V., Fred B., R. Wil liam and Carl Elmer, sons, and Anna M., Ida G., Florence Helen and Mary Catharine, daughters, all of whom with his widow live In this city and survive him. In addition to these immediate members of his family, deceased Is survived by two brothers, Louis B. and Fred G. Egenberger, and three sisters, Mrs. William Weber, 'Mrs. Herman Spies and Mrs. A. II. Weckbach, alf resid ing in -this city. Two brothers, WII helm and Francis Karl Egenberger, and one sister, Miss Francisco Egen berger, had preceded him to the bet ter world. After Mr. Egenberger had spent the years spoken of above in work ing for others, he eventually em barked In the fuel and feed busi ness for himself, laying the founda tion for his largo business In a small and conservative way by the estab lishment of the Plattsmouth Coal and Wood Yards. The business opening on small capital lias been Steadily developed by the keen busi ness neunien ami the sound Judg ment of Mr. Ku'en be rSer until it hiH T'-nd'V.l the proportions of the larg est of Its kind In the city. To It he I'ad clvn bis strictest intention, re fusing to be lend nv.ay l:ilo other lines and de lining up,,,, this ne- ln t "i Mint y "out-t . wo perilous have been fi .1 111 county court asking fr the admin istratlon of estates. The one asks fer the npol.itinent of an exeetttor for the estate of the ,it0 Mrs. Maty Ella Dals of rnn. The other seeks to secure the appoint ment of Hymn Clark as adminis trator of the estate of Samuel Me Faddcti and others. This Is peculiar ns It seeks to secure administra tion on an estate consisting of clgh ty acres of land who have died since the party In vhom the title rested. Both hearings ate set for August sixteenth. Jt I I M count to permit his fellow citizens to honor him with political prefer ment. In his lifetime Mr. Egenberger af filiated with the Democrats in pol itics and had been asked by that party times without number to per mit the use of his name as a candi date for offices of high trust and re sponsibility, but each time he was positive in his declination and his refusal to permit the use of his name. Once when the Democrats, casting about for one in whom the people had every faith and confi dence refused to take no for his an swer, he was placed upon the ballot as a candidate for councilman of this city, but he at once assumed the aggressive for his opponent and did all in his power to secure his" election, declaring tie would ' not qualify 'if elertedl tinder such' con ditions he enforced his wishes arid his opponent won b a slender mar gin. Only last spring he was be sought to lata the office of mayor on a citizen's ticket, but positively refused and declined likewise a nomination for the school board bn the Democratic ticket. So great was his popularity and so deep the re spect and confidence of the people In him that he could have had any thing he wanted In the political line at their hands, yet as In his busi ness life, he had fixed his mind and was grm and unyielding in his re fusal. Deceased in his lifetime was a member of three fraternal and social orders, being a member of the B. P. 0. E., the Modern Woodmen and the A. O. TJ. W., and to each of them he gave that fidelity which membership Implies. He was also a prominent and active member of the Commer cial club, and one of its most re liable and vigorous members. ' Always in his lifetime a faithful and devout communicant of the Catholic church, he had lived within the stern rules imposed by it and shaped his life to a strict conformity with its decrees. His disease had fastened upon him some time since, as the exam ination at the Immanuel hospital showed, and It was not until his rugged spirit was bent to the break ing point that he showed signs of it. With that splendid fortitude which had characterized him in all his dealings in life he had fought the disease until it conquered him and when the end came he went "sustained and soothed by an unfal tering trust" to his Maker. At 2:30 p. m.' yesterday came that final summons, which all must an Bwer In the little ward at Immanuel hospital, Omaha. When it came he was surrounded by his loved ones, all of whom had been summoned when the desperate nature of his ill ness became apparent. He passed away gently and calmly as If enter ing upon a long sleep after a stormy and tempestuous voyage upon the sea of llf' The family returned to their home in this city last evening and the body vns brought to this city this morning over the Burlington road, being accompanied by his son Ed ward and his brother, Louis B. The body was met at the depot by the Elks of this city, who formed an escort from the depot to the resi dence on South Sixth street The pall bearers at the depot and the house were Messrs: Charles' Merger, Frank McKlroy, George E. Dovey, J. P. Falter, M. Fangcr ntu! George Weldma n. The funeral .will be held on Thurs day, July from th residence on South Sixth, Mrect, to st. John's Catholic church, l.;i il;iT t house at 2 o'clock p. in. ltev. Father M. S. j Shine will conduct the funeral cere monies. Internum win , u1(, ; Catholic cemetery at V.'i t Oak Hill 1 cemetery. 'I'o Be Married Teiliy. A marriage licence was hs.iod y( n- t' liby aft. moon from ti uiniy Jm!-"'.s office for the miiniap. (,f .William II. Iliihih, in;., :: S of p.- ' I'M ue. .ei) ., and Mrs. Maud K. Hur ley, aged u:i (,f Omaha, Neb. The ! wedding Is to take place today In this city. The bride Is the luiiid- : some and popular daughter of Mr. nod Mrs. Homer McKay of this oily and has n host of good friends In j Ibis city who wish her nil possible happiness and a long wedded life. Fine line Solid Silver and Cut Glass nt Crabill's Jewelry store. Has a New Title. Ed. M. Westerfelt, for many years right of way agent for the Bur lington lines west of the Missouri river, will hereafter be known as real estate agent. A circular let ter issued yesterday under date of August 1, from the office of the general manager lines west of the Missouri river, and signed by Mr. Holdrege, makes this announce ment: 'Effective this date (August 1) the office of right of way agent is abolished and the real estate de partment Is established, embracing all matters pertaining to lands be longing to this company, iir. E. M. Westerfelt is appointed real estate agent, with headquarters at Lin coln, Neb., and will report to the general manager. He will have cus tody of all title papers and is authorized to execute leases for real estate when approved by the proper operating and traffic of ficials." This Is understood to be a move on the part of the railroad to en able it to comply with the ruling of the interstate commerce commis sion that all lands leased to private parties, corporations and Industry owners, by the railroad, must bring a return of at least 6 per cent of its value, and further to enable the road to conform to like organiza tions for real, estate care that are being established by other roads. In. the past all leases and care of land.has been handled by division superintendents. . Hereafter such matters will come to the Lincoln of fice of the Burlington real estate de partment. The business heretofore done In the offices of the seven su perintendents of west of the river divisions will be handled In Lincoln. Some of the company's rules re lating to leases are as follows: Company land shall not be occu pied by any person, firm or corpora tion without a lease. All leases shall be for an Indefinite period and may .be terminated on thirty days' notice. Buildings on land leased from the company may not be nearer than 150 feet of the company's buildings, and premises of tenants must be kept in a neat condition and free from rubbish in which fire might start. The company will collect rentals one year In advance. Company colors must be used In painting all buildings on the company's right of way, and no signs or advertise ments may be printed on the build ings other than signs relating to the business of the party leasing the land. Leased premises may be used only for the purposes named In the contract. No person or persons other than the party making the lease may occupy company premises. The ruling of tne interstate com merce commission forcing all ten ants of railroads to pay for use of railroad property was a move to prevent discrimination practiced in the past by which many shippers secured, advantages over others. State Journal. Any lady can get a silvered "No Drip" Coffee Strainer by writing Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. Send no money. Simply ask for the "No-Drip" Coup on privilege, giving your name and address. Dr. Shopp will also Bend free his new and very interesting little book describing Dr. Shopp's Health Coffee. Health Coffee is such a close Imitation of real coffee, that It requires an expert to tell the dif ference. And neither Is there a grain of real coffee In it. Made from pure tonsted grains, malt and nuts, its flavor and taste Is excedlng ly gratifying. No tedious boiling either. "Made In a minute," says Dr. Shopp. Wrlto today for tho book and "No-Drip" Coupon. l W. White. Filitlon Heceivis Praise. The Journal Is In receipt of the following letter from Secretary Clarence S. Paine of the Nebraska State Historical society, which Is self-explanatory: Lincoln, Ni b., July 2:!. lfmO. II. A. Bates, Editor Journal, Plalts .. lnviith, N'eh.: Dear Mr. Bales Permit, tue to congratulate you upon the federal excellence of your hist 01 i al edition of the Journal for Juty I. This In elie of the lest. papt is ( f lis kill ! that It has ccr been my prMI. t,o to see, and 1 ery mm h desire nn extra copy f, r tH. archives of the redely. Tlianking .Vou In advance, I rem;, in, yoiits wry truly, '. S. FUNK. .Mr. IIcNi-I'm Condition. The condition of Mr. C. lie!.-, s reported today to be somewhat bet ter. The disease has made no further progress In his foot and he Is bidding his own remarkably well. This Is pleasing .news to the many friends of the aged gentleman, who hope hu favorable condition may continue and that he may ewntual ly become a well man. Smoke til,, "tint Hell." It U nlwnv. ' good. Normal Traitiint; Cl.tse. As superintendent of normal training work In Cass county I want to remind the good people of the Bible schools all over the countv that the time is drawing near for the organization, of a normal train ing class In each and every town of the county, if not in each Bible school. Hundreds of thousands of students are being enrolled in these classes all over the United States under the auspices of the National Sunday School association. A regu lar course of study has been out lined by the national association. Th?re are about fifty lessons in the first course covering Bible history, Bible geography, Bible institutions, and the Bible school, upon the com pletion of which the International diploma Is granted to those who make an average grade of "0 per cent. It Is the intention, as far as possible, to have this course of study synchiontze with the public school term, beginning about the Septem ber 1 and closing about June 1. In the smaller towns two or more Bible schools can write and have a normal class If that should be more convenient. A class was graduated at the Elmwood this year made up of Methodists and disciples. I am very anxious that there shall be at least one normal training class in each and every town fu Cass coun ty this 'coming' year. - Let the church people take this matter up at once and plau to organize the work the fore party of September. I will as sist in this work as far as I can all over the county, wherever I may be called. It is the purpose of the Na tional Sunday School association to raise up a generation of Bible schol are through these normal training classes, as well as to prepare Bible school teachers for their work. L. A. CHAPMAN, Superintendent Normal Training Work, Elmwood, Neb. P. S. Let all papers In Cass county please copy the above note In the interest of Bible school work. L. A. C. He Has Some Howl. To the Editor of Journal. After reading the Journal Satur day evening and seeing the unjust ice that was done our ball boy's in the write up of the game between Glenwood and Plattsmouth, it sure ly was written by one who was not there, It was one of the best ball games of the season and when you take Into consideration that three of our boy's were so crippled they couldn't run bases at all you surely can see who played ball. Glenwood had 1 score up to the seventh in ning and Plattsmouth had 3. When with bases full, two men out and two strikes on batter, he made a hit over the fence and lost the ball, and this fence was close in on left field. Tho writer said It our boy's made a hit like that Plattsmouth would go crazy, but our boys do make Just such hits every game, but they are called foul balls here. I would wager that Glenwood gave our boy's a most considerate write up than did our home paper and about that Glenwood laugh, there was not much htllarty till the 7th inning. But while we are talking about laughing at things why don't you write about the big laugh that Is handed Plnttsmouth? You should have seen how Glenwood turned out to see the game. li'fr covered grand stand was full, also Its two wings of bleachers and Its enclosed ball park with its score board and Inducements to tho home players. Do you think the boys did that? No probably the town. In Auburn they raised $S00 In one day for their ball team. It took 2 weeks for our boys to scare up 80. Turn out Rnd Klve th boy's en couragement; don't be afraid of the "two bits." Charge It up to know ledge and don't be a yellow fan and thing all the poor playing has to be done by the visiting teams. Come on, every one, Ket to boosting and what a glorious time we can have. MEM P. Kit PLATTSMOFTI I TEAM. Homo I loin WcddlM-i Tour. Ir. and Mrs. Alexander E. Walk er returned from making foetpiluts all owr the west on Mond.iy morn Inr, ami will si on he at heme to their friend.;. Their tour look In D no r, Colo rado Splines. I. oh Aiieele.;, Snti I'rain 1-a o, Portland, Seattle, Spok ane. Killings and a numb, r of other point-. They y, purl a . lii li'ful trip but were (.bd to I e bai k amoni; the heme folk-t lu lb" owning they were v ! coined In due and am lent M e by a I'.o.t of their kid friends, w ho w In n it v as nil civ r propo.-.-d " lt e. dieers and n tl.-ir" for Mr. t.nd Mrs. Hoc.- .Wiiawka Keilster. II. L. Kruger, wife and baby came In this morning from their homo west of (he city and departed cm the morning train for perry, (ikla., where (hey Will Kpeml a month. Be fore returning Mr. Kruiser expects to lslt Texa and look owr the land In that state. SETTLES WITH WATER COMPANY City Council Agrees to Pay the Company $4,026.1 0 on Claim The city council held Its regular session last evening, and for the first time since his elevation to the office of president of the council President Stelmker presided, filling the place of Mayor Sattler with dig nity and ease. In fact, President' Stelmker developed a knack of get ting business done expeditiously and well, as the council did quite an amount of business lu a compara tively short time. The session in addition was marked by no wrang ling or oratory, but the members waded Into the accumulated busi ness and disposed of it in short or der. All members were present save Councilman Bookmeyer, who Is at Hot Springs, Ark., for several weeks. Mayor Sattler, being called out of the city by Important busi ness,, was unavoidably absent, and President Stelmker ' took7 the chair, 1 After the minutes of the previous session had been read and approved, a report from the street commis sioner was read showing the condi tion of the tools belonging to the city, and the same was referred to the street committee for Investiga tion. The claims committee reported claims of Sam Smith for J 1.50 for hauling hose cart and 50 cents for burying a dog, and tho claim of Cass county for $41.45 for boarding pris oners as correct and the claims were ordered paid. Chairman Kurtz of the. cemetery committee, reported that work was needed at the cemetery, but he was not prepared to ask for It now. Chairman Mendenhall of the po lice committee reported that the re ports of the police Judge and mar shall were O. K., and the snme were placed on file. An opinion by City Attorney Ram sey was then read on the claim of the Plattsmouth Water company for $4,512, less Interest, balance due for water furnished. Judge Ramsey reviewed the circumstances sur rounding , the settlement had in 1897 between the city and the water company, of the litigation then pending, and gave it as his opinion that this settlement and compromise was valid until attacked In court when It was doubtful if a modification of the settlement could be obtained. As the present fran chise and contract had but little over two years and a half to run, he considered that the proposed settle ment of the water company was a good one to accept and bo recom mended. Councilman Neuman of the water committee then moved that the claim of the water company in the sum of $4,026.10, in full settle ment, be allowed as recommended, which motion prevailed unan imously. An ordinance prohibiting the throwing of rubbish In creeks was read a second time and went over to a third reading at the next meeting. Weber sought to have the penalty reduced from a fine of not less than $5 to $1, but failed of a second and the motion was not considered. An ordinance prohibiting the dis tribution of patent medicine Hiimples and literature was also read a sec ond time nml went over to the next meeting. Councilman Dwyer brought up the matter of sprinkling the streets and wanted a special committee ap pointed to confer with the water company and see whether they Broke His Collar Bone. .lames Dure Is on the "Bad Order" li.-t suffeilnn from a broken collar hone vhldi he accumulated In t r lug to t hie an untamed bri in o. He jumped on the animal In n pasture without n saddle mid the bronco addressed Hh If to vetting rid of I. ha and It did with the ahow results. Jaiaes I, M;Merlt.,' mme I'Ut in a We. I; c r m. v ill he ready '"' me lie r utt, n:.. ),,, I Kef is! . r. A M-ht Hbler's Bald. Tli" mr'. nlrht riders are calo im I cinion idl or allien pills. They raid Jour bed to rob Jim cf rest. Not so with In-. KlimV New- i,f,. Pills. They newr (listless of Itlcoll Vetlielne, but lllwnys chose the pyn. teni, curing colds, headache, Consti pation. Malaria. O at F. (i. F"li ke Co. Miol'lliortiH for Stle, Three good registered Shorthorn yearling bulls for sale. Also good fresh milk cows. Mark White. could arrange to get water, for sprinkling in place of water for flushing the streets, as the contract provided. Neuman thought this in fringed on the powers of the Water committee, but the Dwyer motion prevailed. President Stelmker then raised laughter by appointing as the committee Councllmen Neuman. Dovey and Rezner. The finance committee then re ported the following claims, which they recommended be allowed: W. R. Rishel, sprinkling $34.80 Walter Breen, rent 18.75 I. Cummins, burying dogs... .50 Ben Ralney, salary 32.60 J. Hickson, labor 3.50 J. llarkins, labor 21.00 11. E. Miller, labor 21.00 Frank Kalasek, labor 1.25 J. Mattaon, labor 2.45 G. F. Scott', team 42.00 V. Silzman, labor 3.50 W. M. Elliott, labor 5.25 V II. Scott.' labor 24.00 W. 'Fitzgerald, labor 3.05 W. Carter, labor 21.00 James Ptacek, salary 8.00 The following claim was referred to the police Judge: Bert Eledge, labor $ 1.57 The claim of William Hassler for labor amounting to $11.55 was re ferred to the claims committer Under the head of street repairs, Kurtz had the culvert on Twenty second street, north of E. E. Hil ton's, ordered repaired. President Stelmker severoly criticised the street commissioner, as, did Council man Neuman, for grading dirt onto the sidewalks and crossings where he was doing work nnd leaving it so that mud formed In wet weather. The commissioner was caustically treated by both these councllmen and warned to be more careful of doing this work in the future. Presi dent Stelmker also hnd repairs or dered on the Btreets at Rock, from Seventh to Chicago avenue, Hold rege from Lincoln avenue to Bill ings' property, South Sixth street, and called attention to a bad gutter on the rond between Chicago ave nue and the Charles Cummins place. Neuman crented laughter by wanting his desk repaired, which was ordered done. He also wanted a washout on Rock and Fourth Btreets repaired. Schulhof again called attention of the council to the condition of the walk of the Burlington right-of-way leading to Wlntersteen hill, and wanted It re paired. He also asked to have grad ing done at A. J. Trinity's place for a permanent sidewalk. Weber roared on having to do alt the street committee work himself, and wanted the remainder of the committee to help out, which Presi dent Stelmker agreed on. Mendenhall wanted some tiling on Bryant and Chicago covered up where it had washed out, and Rei ner started something when he wanted the weeds mowed on Lin coin avenue. The celebrated weed day proclamation of the mayor came up, nnd nt the conclusion Rez ner dropped his fight nnd the weeds are still growing. President stelmker had the clerk road the Itemized list of repnlrs to crossings, showing whnt each had cost and warned the council of ih expense attached to this work. .Dwyer called attention to the next meeting being the one at which the estimate for the coining year miiHt be made nnd the council then adjourned. I I arm for Sale. j lfiO ams 6 miles northwest of lCI.it ks, Neb.; 110 acres under culti vation, io acris alfalfa, bnlanco In ; meadow and pasture. Good house, ham and granary, nibs, ratthi shed, pood ! at the hoie- ado and running spring . No trade. Ceo. A. Aitmw, Central city, N'el. A. J. SlIMlef, OI.e (.f t1(. .( ouiiif men In t'a.j countv nml Iiem. derails candidate for rec sier r.f rails candidate for register of deeds. Is in tjie city today looking Ilflel' 1 it! w i li nuu li.nl i. ii. I I... I.I .... ' ii.ii. I ' in nii'i nniticill- ally mietiiin ,u many frleniU. Mr. Snyder Is not aleti n bustling ! farmer but be l a bright and brainy (business man and he will make a , most e.X( ell, l,t register of deeds. F. W. Marsh of Cleveland, O.. who has been Alsltlug In the city, the ruost of George E. Dovey and family, departed yesterday after noon for Seattle, Wash. Mr. Dovey and Miss Catherine wero passengers with HI tu as far as Omaha.