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XO 56
Funerals of J. V. Egenberger
and Miss Hannah Black Are
Largely Attended
All that was mortal of the late
John V. Egenberger was consigned
to the grave yesterday afternoon,
the services being attended by a
vast gathering of sorrowing friends.
Previous to the services at St.
John's church the many friends of
the deceased gathered at the resi
dence of this estimable citizen to
take a last look at the face of their
beloved and esteemed friend. The
several lodges of which deceased
was a member gathered at their
lodge rooms and attended the serv
ices in a body, marching to the resi
dence and forming an escort to the
These lodges proceeded in the fol
lowing order: The M. W. A., with
the Foresters In the lead; the A. O.
U. W. and the B. P. O. E., the latter
organization being immediately in
front of the hearse. The procession
moved down Sixth street to Vine,
thence east on Vine to Fifth and
north on Fifth to Oak, thence west
to the church, where the members
formed open ranks, through which
the funeral procession passed.
At the church the services were
conducted by Rev. Father M. S.
Shine, and were in accordance with
the rites of the Catholic church.
Father Shine delivered the funeral
address, and it was a magnificent
tribute to the great worth of this
good citizen. He eulogized Mr.
Egenberger's past life and his ref
erences to the sterling worth and
upright character of the deceased
were telling and affecting. Tears
were brought to the eyes of all who
had known deceased In-his lifetime
and who could realize the true force
of Father Shine's address. The ad
dress Is universally conceded to
have been a most brilliant and able
presentation of the true worth of
deceased and the great loss which
the people and the city have suf
fered in his passing.
At the close of the services at the
church the cortege was re-formed
as It had come from the residence,
and the line of march taken up to
Oak Hill cemetery, that beautiful
home of the dead, west of the city.
Owing to the intense heat the sev
eral lodges decided not to make the
entile trip on foot. It being consid
ered dangerous to brave the piercing
rays of the hot sun for so great a
distance. Instead they marched to
the intersection of Oak and Wash
ington avenue, where they formed
in open ranks, permitted the pas
sage of the cortege through their
ranks, the members of the several
lodges standing with uncovered
The pall hearers consisted of old
friends of the deceased, two mem
bers from each of the three lodges
being chosen for this melancholy
task. Those chosen were Messrs.
Robert Troop and Val Burkel from
the Woodmen, William Hasslor, sr.
and Joseph Droege of Germanla
Lodge A. 0. V. W. and Oeorge E.
Dovey and D. 0. Dwyer of the Elks.
During the hours In which the
services were being conducted, the
several business houses of the city
closed their doors and business
throughout the city was suspended
between the hours of 2 and 4
o'clock. This was In accordance with
the proclamation of Mayor Sattler.
The Intense heat of the day al
most prohibited the attendance up
on the services of many of the older
citizens and friends of deceased, to
whom the shock of his untimely de
mise was alone enough to bow thrm
down. In spite of this the attend
ance was very large, many old
friends gathering from the country
and from out of the city. Among
those from abroad attending the ser
vices were Misses Minnie Guthman
A Correct Ion.
Through misinformation Mvcii
the n porter . the Journal several
days since referred to George W.
Covcll, formerly h prominent at
torney of this city atid now located
in Otnnhn, where he occupies a lead
ing place In his profession, as the
"late" George V. Covcll. It is a
pleasure to correct this error. Mr.
and Mary Weckbach of Lincoln, Mr.
Charles W. Weckbach of Crete, Neb.,
and Messrs. Walter Brandies. Colonel
Charles Grotte and I. Pearlman of
One pathetic feature of the ser
vices was the unfortunate delay to
the train on which Mrs. J. Egen
berger, Jr., of Salt Lake, Utah, and
Mrs. John Hohlshuh were Mrs.
Hohlshuh was visiting with Mrs.
Egenberger at Salt Lake, and as
soon as the news of the death could
reach her they both determined to
return here for the services and so
telegraphed the family of Mr. Egen
berger. Owing to a missed connec
tion at Denver, Col., they did not get
here as early as expected, arriving
last evening at five o'clock. They
were hurriedly taken to Oak Hill
cemetery where the casket still re
mained above earth, and it was
opened so that they might have one
last look at the face of their be
loved relative previous to It being
lowered to the final resting place.
Mrs. Hohlshuh Is the mother of Mrs.
Egenberger. After this was done the
casket was lowered Into the grave
and the- last sad rites performed.
The funeral of the late Hannah
Black was held yesterday afternoon
from the home of C. H. Smith. A
very large number of friends of thi3
lovable young lady were In attend
ance and the deepest sorrow was
manifest at her untimely passing
away. As has been said before,
Miss Black was a very popular
young lady, numbering her friends
by the score, and all who possibly
could were In attendance to pay the
last sad tribute to her. The after
noon and evening were both very
warm and oppressive, and a great
many who longed to attend and
show the grief which Is in their
hearts were deterred by this fact.
The services at the house were
conducted by Rev. J. II. Salsbury of
the Fresbyterlan church, nssisted by
Rev. J. T. Baird, both these min
isters having been the favorites of
the deceased In her lifetime. Both
spoke feelingly of the deceased and
her noble traits of chnracter, dwell
ing lovingly upon the purity of her
life which, even at Its best, was
more or less lonely, she having none
of her family left to comfort her.
They also dwelt feelingly upon the
Christian purity of her life and the
faith which was In her and sustain
ed her to the end.
Music appropriate to the sad oc
casion was had at the house, Miss
Verna Cole, a girlhood friend of de
ceased, presiding at the piano, and
some of the sweet hymns which had
been her comfort In lifi being sung.
At the grave the last rites were per
formed by Rev. Salsbury nnd loving
hands laid this gentle soul away In
Its final resting place.
The pall bearers were all young
men who had . been childhood
friends of Miss Black, being Roy
Thompson, Fritz Frlcke, Charles
Hopping, Frank and John Cloldt
and Bert Spies, and they performed
the final mission with sorrow and
Interment was hnd at Oak Hill,
where repose the dead of this city
and Its vicinity. A long cortege fol
lowed the hearse to the tomb and
the casket was strewn deeply with
floral tributes from loving friends.
Personally, a young woman of
lovable character and disposition,
Miss Black's passing away leaves a
void which time can never hope to
fill In the hearts of her many
friends. To them all she was much
as one of their own families, a lov
ing sister and daughter, and cadi
feels the most profound grief In the
unhappy hour.
Covcll is far from being "late," as a
j letter from hltn plainly shows. The
gentleninn objects vigorously to the
prematura burial which was ex
' tended to Mm, and seems some
'peeved over it. Therefore, the
Journal records the fait with pleas
ure as aforesaid, that he Is not
,' late," but Is very much on enrth,
anil It r"grets sincerely the blunder.
Old Timer Heard From.
The following from the Malvern
Leader will show Plattsmouth peo
ple that Cade Rogers.a former citi
zen of this plare, is very much alive.
Cade has not been heard of here for
some time and several times has
been reported as a dead one. His
toylngs with the muse, as evidenced
by the verses at the end of his letter,
are something of a bad sign. The
letter Is as follows:
Soldiers' Home (California),
July 3, 1909.
General Sherman said that war Is
hell, but failed to tell us that no
changes would be found after peace
was declared. See only part of a
comrade's report In which he relates
this place of being the same as the
general claimed of war.
"I want to tell the people through
the Herald- that that' home is a hell
for the men. My experience out
there is only a small part of what
I know. In April, 1908, I was made
undertaker. One morning about 4
o'clock I was notified by one of the
nurses that a man named Donovan
was dead. I responded at once
and found his body cold and stiff. I
asked how long he had been dead
and they told me about fifteen min
utes. Yet his body was stiff and
cold, and the fact was that he had
been dead for hours and had died
unattended. I was fired by the stew
ard, who said that I knew too
The old and feeble comrades are
rapidly passing away. On one day
here there was1 ten in the morgue,
and on this day there is three. For
different causes, many sulcdes have
been committed here and In almost
all kinds of manners, by shooting,
throat cutting, poison, drowning,
leaping from mountains and high
windows. Cars have killed many,
but these were mostly caused by
A queer incident occurred here
yesterday: An old veteran and wife,
being divorced thirty years ago, and
she the while living In Denver, seen
an account of our condition here,
and Instantly Jumped a train and
came to his rescue, taking him away
with her. I have hopes for the old
people as for better, but hopes don't
knock out whisky. Many here are
sober men, and claim to be ready
for the hereafter, while many others
get drunk and are robbed soon after
pension Is received.
Drunkenness and Jours
Brings unhappy hours,
But I
At Soldiers' home sit In my ward
And heed not the Jargon around
But dreams of the past
In memory Is fast,
To by-gone days have bound me.
Visions have past, no longer I see
My old-time friends around me.
And here In this room
Is gathering a gloom,
And a comfortless age here have
found me. ' j
My days of youth I'll never forget,
From spring of life to 'vlntry
From May to December;
I yet well remember
All days between, I gather together.
Age bring thought of hereafter, to
And ready (some claim) for the
And I declare here '
I'm ready for the bier
And old sweet bugle's last call.
Canada Is Back.
W. T. Canada, district deputy of
the Elks In Nebraska, member of
the grand lodge and one of the three
members from Omaha lodge, Is back
from Los Angeles.
"All Nebraska members voted
for Judge Sammls; his merit won
the fight," says Mr. Canada.
Mr. Canada was chosen to make
the speech, seconding the nomina
tion of Judge Sammls. He and Rep
resentative Rlne and M. P. O'Brien
were the Omaha grand lodge mem
bers. At Portland Mr. Canada partici
pated In a banquet given last Satur
day night to Judge Sammls by the
Elks. Tuesday night the Judge
spoke at Elks' day at the Seattle ex
position. Wednesday of next week
lie Is due at Lemurs. Judge Sam
mls says he may bo In Otnnhn about
August R. Omnha lodge proposes to
celebrate duly when It can arrange
for It nnd some time later a definite
date will be chosen for that. Mrs.
Cnnadd Is nt Portland for h"r
health, which Is Improving slowly.
Overcome by Heat.
One of the painful effects of the
intense heat of the past several
days was manifest this morning
when Henry Stendyke, well known
in the city and vicinity, dropped
upon Main street from over-heating.
A number of days since Mr. Sten
dyke was overcome by the heat
while working at the farm of Fred
Guenther, west of the city. The at
tack, while severe and incapacitat
ing him from work for some time,
passed off and he did not feel any
very serious effects of it. He did
not seem to be affected at all per
manently. This morning between 6
and 7 o'clock he started to cross
M. In street from the Hotel Riley
corner to the Boeck building.
George Edgerton observed him at
the time, he setting upon the steps
of the hotel. Mr. Stendyke had
reached the middle of the street
when Mr. Edgerton observed him to
throw up his arms and cry out at
the top of his voice. After reeling
about for an Instant he plunged
forward and fell upon the pavement.
He at once rolled about a few times
and then rolled over on his back,
stretching out as if dead. Mr. Ed
gerton, In company with some oth
ers who had been attracted by his
cries, hurried to his assistance and
carried him Into the shade, where
restoratives weer applied and he
soon . regained consciousness. He
was taken to his home on Vine
street, over F. G. Egenberger's pop
factory, and at once placed in bed.
Later in the day he was able to be
out and at once went to a physician,
where his trouble was pronounced
sunstroke. His condition, while not
regarded as dangerous, is still quite
serious and great care will have to
be exercised to prevent a recurrence
of the attack. It Is the hope of
his friends, who are legion, that
nothing more serious will come of
the attack than what has passed,
and that in a few days he will be all
May Extend Jurisdiction.
Denver, Colo., July 29. A com
mittee composed of officers of the
grand lodge of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen of Nebraska, and
the grand lodge officers of Colorado,
have been In session here the past
two days at the Mining Exchange
building, formulating plans for the
new laws passed by the Nebraska
grand lodge at the May session. The
Nebraska members consist of Grand
Master Workman A1. M. Walling,
David City; Joseph Oberfelder, Sid
ney; Charles II. Denney, Fnlrbury;
S. A. Searle, Omaha; Al. Galusha,
Lincoln; John H. Bennett. Omaha;
William N. Huse, Norfolk, editor
Nebraska Workman.
The question of merger or consol
idation is very favorah.'y accepted
by the Nebraska Jurisdiction, and
the only drawback present Is a few
questons of law. Final adjudication
of the matter will probably be con
summated within the next sixty
Today the party enjoyed nn out
ing at Eldora Springs, the guests of
the Denver brethren. Everybody is
enthusiastic over the Idea of Ne
braska extending its boundaries,
recognizing that no Jurisdiction In
the United States is bullded upon
more substantial basis.
Movlnjj to a Better Luim.
J. M Leek, formerly of this city,
but located for several months past
at Ralston, Neb., was In the city
over night, arranging for the re
moval of his household goods from
this city to Lincoln, where he will
make his home In the future. He
states that it Is impossible to live
In Ralston owing to the scarcity of
good houses and the general char
acter cf the people living there.
Many of them are foreigners and of
a lawless disposition. Fights and
trouble of all kinds Is In evidence at
all times, and the place Is not suited
for a woman to live In. In view of
all this, Mr. Leek considers that he
prefers Lincoln as a residence place.
He. also states that the building In
dustry In Omaha nnd Ralston Is
showing signs of letting up and
times are becoming quieter than In
the past.
I'lank Sxolioda Very Low.
Frank Svoboda who has been ill
for so long n tlmn Is reported today
as being very low. He had n bad
spell yesterday afternoon and sank
rapidly. Ills friends regret exceed
ingly that he dues not rally ns tliy
had hoped for but everything pos
sible is being don for hltn. The
great bent of yesterday, last night
nnd today make n hard strain on
Mm, Indeed.
Close as Token of Respect.
As a slight token of the appre
ciation of the worth of the late Con
rad Heisel, all the business houses
of the city are closed this afternoon
between the hours of 2 and 4
o'clock. The various business men
of the city who had known this es
timable man for so long a time, and
who had had such close business re
lations with him, entered Into an
agreement to close, signing a writ
ten statement to that effect, circu
lated by Mayor Sattler.
Owing to a misunderstanding as
to the date when the funeral was to
be held and also to t."ie pressure of
business yesterday, Mayor Sattler
did not Issue the proclamation call
ing upon the merchants to close, but
this morning he Issued It and so no
tified the several merchants. By
this personal act, all were notified
In time, so that the houses will close
at the same hour ns yesterday.
Mayor Sattler had been a close
personal friend of Mr. Heisel for
many years, and was greatly touch
ed by his death. The text of the
proclamation which he issued Is as
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty
God to remove from our midst Con
rad Heisel, a pioneer citizen and one
who in his lifetime had taken an
active interest in the welfare and de
velopment of our city; and,
Whereas, The funeral of this
most estimable man will be held on
Friday, July 30, 1909, at the hour
of 2 o'clock p. m.; now,
Therefore, I, John P. Sattler,
mayor of the city of Plattsmouth,
Neb., do .request the business men
and merchants of said city to show
their respect and esteem for this
good citizen by closing the doors of
their several places of business be
tween the hours of 2 o'clock and 4
o'clock p. m. of said date.
In witness whereof, I have here
unto set my hand this 30th day of
July, 1909.
Dentil of Waverly Hnrnruu-t.
It Is a matter of deep grief for
the friends of Waverly Barnaul t lo
chronicle his death. After a pro
tracted Illness extending over a long
period of time, he passed away last
evening at 1 1 o'clock. Death was
clue to a complication of diseases.
Mr. Barnhnrt had been a resident of
this city and Its vicinity practically
all his life, having grown to man's
estnte here. He was educated In
the public schools of this city nnd
was well known to many people,
lie was personally a pleasant man
to meet nnd stood well with all his
friends and neighbors. He was n
married man, having been united to
a daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Thomas
T. Fry. For mnny years his health
had been falling and whllo he was
able to be about, the disease made
steady Inroads on him and at last
proved fatal. It was not believed
that he was In Immediate danger of
death, but the dlsenso which carried
him off was doubtless aggravated by
the hot weather, which hurried the
The funeral will take place to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the home of Thomas T. Fry In the
Second wnrd, the services being con
ducted by Rev. Luther Moore of the
Christian church. Interment will be
at Oak Hill cemetery.
Card of Thanks.
For the many kindnesses shown
us during the last illness and death
of our beloved husband, father and
brother, and the mnny handsome
fiornl tributes nnd remembrances of
bis brothers In the severnl orders
and friends, we desire to extend our
sincere thanks, and to assure them
that we are deeply touched by their
manifestations of Borrow and sym
pathy." Mrs. J. V. Egenberger and Family.
F. G. Egenberger and Family.
L. B. Egenberger and Family.
Mrs. A. II. Weckbach.
William Weber, Wife and Family.
Herman Spies, Wife nnd Family.
County Sunday School Association.
The district reinventions of the
Cass County Sunday School associa
tion will be held ns follows:
First district August 17, nt Mur
ray, Neb.
Second district August IS, at
Avocn. Neb.
Third disti l, t August 19, at
some place to be selected later.
Mont Robb, the Mynard grain
dealer, spent last evening In the city,
returning to hU home on the late
Snow In July.
A small sized panic seized upon
the city last evening when a sudden
wind and rain storm came up in the
dusk. The past two days had been
excessively hot, and the nights also
had been almost unbearable, making
ideal conditions for a tremendous
storm. About 9 o'clock last night
heavy clouds suddenly appeared In
the north and northwest, and there
was every Indication that the city
was In for a tremendous wind and
rain or hail storm. With the com
ing of the wind the air cooled off
very quickly, Indicating a heavy
hail storm In the vicinity. So far
as heard from, however, little or no
hall fell. A strong wind blew from
the north for some time, but did no
damage. Heavy rain fell for a short
time, resulting in laying the dust
nnd helping growing crops. Tho
storm was not very extended, appar
ently being confined to the territory
along tho Missouri river. At Om
aha the wind did some damage In
the way of blowing in glass and
doors, and at the several pleasure
resorts those out on the lakes In
boats were caught and a number had
narrow escapes from drowning;
Boats were capsized and only good
work by people In launches and
other vessels rescued the occupants.
One odd feature of tho storm was a
fall of snow, something never before
witnessed at tills time of year. For
about ten minutes flakes fell during
the rain, making a combination of
wind, rain, snow, thunder and light
ning. This freak Is supposed to bo
duo to the excessive heat, tho rain
not being able to freeze hard
enough for hail and coming down In
the form of snow. Tne expectation
that today would be cool and pleas
ant was not borno out by the sun
this morning, ns its rays were as hot
as even. The weather bureau pre
dicts fair weather for today and to
morrow with no appreciable change
In temperature and conditions.
Hot Weather Business.
The hot weather Is proving very
profitable to the railroads that reach
the resort and camping regions. Out
going trains from. Lincoln to the
west have been crowded with sum
mer tourists that have been driven
from the larger cities In the east by
tho oppressive weather.
Nearly nil of the local ticket of
fices report a good vacation trip bus
iness. Passenger trains on roads
leading to Colorado and the great
northwest nre taxed to their cn- .
paclty. Colorado has probably at
tracted the bulk of (lie business be
cause of the accessibility nnd the
low rates, but many have been go
ing to the exposition nt Seattle.
Others have gone or nre planning to
make n trip to the lake resorts of
Minnesota, Wisconsin nnd Michigan.
"It Is not only the wenllhy that
are traveling these clays," said a
railroad official yesterday. "Tho
great middle class nre also taking
their vacations. They nre doing this
more than they did a few years ngo.
The man In the ordinary walks of
life Is beginning to look forward to
his outing as an annual event."
It Is expected that this summer
will prove a record breaker in Ne
braska ns far as vacation trip busi
ness Is concerned. The bumper crops
will cnuso hundreds of farmers to
think about lonvlng their farms for
a few weeks as soon as the harvest
Is completed. State Journal.
Are Feeling Much Better.
I. F. White, the well known pio
neer citizen of Murray, accompanied
by his wife, Is spending today In the
city. It Is plensant to note that Mrs.
White, who wns ill for some time,
Is now once moe In good health
and feeling very good. She felt so
much Improved that she came to
town with Mr. White and enjoyed
the ride. Mrs. Mark White Is also
much Improved and wns able to go
down to Murray for a visit with Mr.
and Mrs. White. She is still taking
treatment with a physician, and Is
obliged to rail upon him every other
day, but nevertheless she Is greatly
Improved and gaining rapidly, some
thing which her many friends will
be glad to know.
Continued the Sale.
The final order of confirmation of
the sale of tho real estato of Albert
Queen nt Murray was entered In
district court this morning by Judge
Travis, setting nt chambers. The
property was sold by tho sheriff sev
eral days since, It being bid In by
Christina Campbell for tho sum of
$300, said to bo very low consider
ing tho chnracter of the property.
The property was sold under execu
tion sale to satisfy a Judgment of
Peter Campbell.