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    month Sournal.
NO 71
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Life Sketch of Mrs. Lillian K.
Hasse, Who Died at Omaha.
(By Basil S. Ramsey.)
DIED September 211909, at 3:30
o'clock a. m., at Emmanuel hos
pital, Omaha, of metastatic carci
noma, Mrs. Lillian K. Hasse, aged
43 years 5 months 9 days.
Mrs. Lillian K. Hasse, whose
maiden name was Miss Lillian Kate
Swearingen, was born April 12,1
18(6, at Minerva, Stark county, O.,
and at the time of her death was 43
, years 5 months 9 days old. She waB
a lineal deaecendant of Gerrett Van
Swearingen, who was a native of
Beemsterdam, Holland, a member of
a soble family, and who emigrated
to America in 1657. In April, 1669,
Gerett Van Swearingen and wife, a
native of Valenciennes, France,
wtoee maiden name was Barbarah
De Barrette, with their two child
ren were, on petition of Lord Balti
more, naturalized as American citi
zens by special act of the Maryland
geieral assembly. Their descend-
aats became scattered over Mary-!
land, Virginia, Western Pennsyl
vania and eastern Ohio, and were
among the early pioneer settlers who
planted civilization In those forest
bound regions, where for centuries
wild beasts and savage Indians had
roamed unmolested. Among . those
descendants was the father of Mrs.
Hasse, Jackson Swearingen, who, as
orderly sergeant, of Company F,
Thirty-second Ohio volunteers, serv
ed throughout the great civil war.
He died May 23, 1883, at Sabetha,
Nemaha county, Kas. His wife,
mother of Mrs. Hasse, was before
her marriage Miss May M. Hostet
ter, a lady of high culture and Chris
tian character. Her death occurred
at the then home of her daughter,
Mrs. Hasse, at Plattsmouth, Neb., on
May 18, 1904. Both Mr. and Mrs.
Swearingen now rest in the ceme
tery at Sabetha, Kas. Their family
consisted of Melvin D., for more
than thirty years, and now engaged
as railroad agent and telegraph op
erator; William A., for a number of
years engaged as railroad agent and
telegraph operator for ;the M. P. at
Elmwood, Plattsmouth and Union,
Cass county, Neb. For a number of
years he was deputy county clerk
of Cass county, Neb., and now resides
in South Omaha.
Mrs. Hasse, the subject of this
sketch, was the eldest daughter.
Alverda M., familiarly known as
Dora, graduated from the Weeping
Water academy, engaged for a time
in teaching instrumental music, and
now one of the principals in a cele
brated and popular theatrical troupe
traveling through the eastern cities.
Edna M. married Henry E. Weid
man and resides in Plattsmouth,
Mrs. Hasse, at the age of 18, en
tered Mount Union college at Mount
Union, Stark county O., from which
she graduated with high honors in
both music and bookkeeping. Some
time after the death of her father in
1883 her family removed to Weep
ing Water, Cass county, Neb. At
this place, on October 2, 1889, she
was married to William A. Hasse.
To this union one daughter, Beatrice,
was born on July 30, 1890, who sur
vives her mother, and who is now
taking a regular course in the Clark
son hospital at Omaha for the pro
fession of a trained nurse,. For some
time, while living in Weeping Water,
Mrs. Hasse was deputy postmistress,
which position she filled with signal
ability and universal satisfaction to
the general public. On October 1,
1894, she accepted the appointment
of clerk of the county court for Cass
county, Neb., when the writer had
the honor of holding the position of
county Judge. By her superior at
tainments as an expert accountant
and bookkeeper, united with unusual
and high ability, the county court
records were soon made models of
perfection, system, neatness and
beauty, and the admiration of every
one. For nearly two years she filled
this position while the writer was
connty Judge. Her work and serv
ices as clerk of the county court were
so highly appreciated and so val
uable that she continued In this re-
sponsible position during four years
wlth Judge George M. Spurlock, and
durlne four years with Judge J. E.
Douglass, making altogether nearly
ten consecutive years. After leaving
this position she became bookkeeper
for the Bank of Cass County, where
she remained for three years, and
until she and her daughter-Beatrice
removed to Lincoln, Neb., in Septem
ber, 1907.
At Lincoln she was in the employ
of Woods B ros.' Investment com
pany as bookkeeper and accountant,
which position she held until stricken
with the malady which caused her
death. '' -
Some months previous to her last
illness she was operated upon for a
supposed cancerous affection, and for
a time the operation was believed to
have eradicated the disease. But
about three months ago the malady
returned and she was again taken
to Emmanuel hospital in Omaha.
There she received the most careful
attention of the trained nurses and
the untiring efforts of Drs. T. P. and
J. S. Livingston of Plattsmouth, and
of Dr. Byron B. Davis of Omaha. But
the combined efforts of these able
and. faithful physicians and surgeons
and the tender care and labor of
faithful nurses could not stay the
touch of death.
Funeral services were held at 2:30
p. m., "Wednesday, September 22,
1909, at the large and commodious
undertaking establishment of Arthur
Jackson in Omaha. Mr. Jackson and
wife had been valued and Intimate
friends of deceased during her resi
dence at Plattsmouth. When she
finally realized that no nope 'existed
for her recovery and that death was
Inevitable within a short time, she
carefully arranged all her business
matters, gave directions for funeral
services and arrangements, selecting
the place, the minister, the choir
and musical selections. A large
number of friends attended the serv
ices many from Plattsmouth,
Weeping Water and a number from
The beautiful casket was sur
rounded and covered with no less
beautiful wreaths and flowers, thus
attesting the love and high respect
of relatives and the many friends for
her, who had gone.
Rev. Dr. J. T. Baird of Platts
mouth, her old pastor, conducted the
services. Ills address was able and
eloquent and brought many to tears
in his touching reference to the high
character, many virtues and beauti
ful Christian life of deceased.
A quartet, selected by deceased
consisting of Mrs. E. H. Wescott
Mrs. Everett Eaton and B. A. McEl
wain, all of Plattsmouth, and Arthur
Jackson of Omaha, most beautifully
touchingly and tenderly rendered the
following, especially selected by de
ceased: "Savior, Comfort Me,'
"Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me," and "Sun
of My Soul."
Mrs. Lillian K. Hasse was a woman
of exceptionally strong intellect and
analytical mind. Her training in
girlhood, while attending Mount
Union college, laid the foundation
for success in her chosen life work
The records she kept and made dur
Ing nearly ten years of faithful work
while clerk of the county court of
Cass county, Neb., will long remain
a monument to her exceptional abil
Ity and skill. Of a most genial
happy and lovable nature, she at
traded and made friends of every
one. She was a member of the Con
gregatlonal church at Weeping
Water, but after removing to Platts
mouth attended the Presbyterian
church, of which Rev. Dr. Baird, wh
officiated at the services in Omaha
was the pastor. Her whole life was
that of an exemplary, high minded
noble Christian woman. Her mem
ory will long be cherished by her
many friends, and especially by those
who had been associated with her In
social, business and official life
After the close of the services the
body was followed by many sorrow
ing relatives and friends to the M
P. depot, from whence it was taken
to Sabetha, Kas., where all that was
mortal of a loving daughter, sister,
wife, mother, friend, a noble woman-
hood, were tenderly placed by the
side of father and mother, and be-.
neath vine and rose, where she now
quietly sleeps while tear-drops em
balm and consecrate her memory.
Mandamus Granted.
In the district court this after
noon Judge Travis handed down
decision in the now famous case of
Bailor vs. Butler. The case was
tried below before Justice of the
Peace Patterson of Rock Bluff, and
the issues found against Butler, who
took an appeal, or rather desired t
take error to the district court, and
requested Judge Patterson to make
out a bill of exceptions, but as part
of the evidence before the court was
oral and he was not a court of rec
ord, Judge Patterson refused to sign
bill of exceptions. Butler then
went before .Judge Travis and peti
tioned the court to issue a writ of
mandamus compelling the Justice to
sign the bill of exceptions. On Sep
tember 10 the district court's min
utes show that cause was submitted
on demurrer ora tenus to answer of
respondent (Patterson), which was
The record yesterday" from ' the
court's minutes shows:-' "Answer of
respondent dismissed and court finds
allegations of petition to be true ex
cept as to matter stricken out. A
peremptory writ of mandamus is or
dered to issue to respondent to cer
tify bill of exceptions in due form.'!
A motion for a new trial will be
filed at once and the matter will
probably go to the supreme court for
final adjudication.
In County Court.
Before Judge Beeson this morn
ing was heard the petition of Eliza
beth Keune, . praying that general
administration of the estate of Gus
tave Keune be dispensed with, and
that decree of heirship be entered
without further expenditure of time
or money. This Is the estate of the
unfortunate young German who was
accidentally drowned in the Platte
river about a month age.
The estate consists of thirteen
acres of real estate, on which a small
house which wag the homestead of
the family, and a small amount of
personal property. A wise provision
of the law allows small estates to be
settled without the usual formalities
all being carried out, hence the mat
ter was all wound at the first hear
Small Favors Thankfully Received
The Lincoln Journal says: "One
measure passed by the Democratic
eglslature that hasn't as yet been
declared unconstitutional was a law
pertaining to public health, which
requires that teachers in the public
schools submit to medical examina
tion before they begin work, par
ticularly where there Is suspicion of
tuberculosis. Since that form of
mortal terror has been declared
catching It Is well that every pre
caution be used to prevent the
spread In the schools or mischief of
that kind. It Is well for Johnny
to have an education, always provld
ed that he Issue forth, his mind dis
ciplined for life's activities and his
body not minus one lung. Let the
law be enforced."
Concensus of Opinion.
The opinion is rapidly growing
that if either of the claimants to
the north pole Is lying it will bo found
Peary is the one. He has certainly
shown very bad taste, and he Is con
ceded to have more reason for
fraudulent claim than Dr. Cook, since
he has been a lifetime seeking the
polo and he has made more noise
about his departure. , So it is not lm
probable that he would be moved by
great jealousy to rush In his claim
for l he very reason that he gave for
taking no white man with him, "
could not bear to divide the honor."
Peary Is a brave and enduring ex
plorer, but he has in this Cook mat
ter shown himself a small, narrow
minded person, even If he believes
Cook never got there. Lincoln
Star. .
Funeral of Mrs. Hayen.
Mrs. Margaret Hayes died last
Thursday at the home of Allle Hayes
south of town, of tumor of the liver
aged 71 years 1 month 6 days. She
was born August 11, 1838, and was
married In Ohio to J. C. Hayes. The
funeral was held Sunday, September
19, at 3 o'clock from the Christian
church, Elmwood, Rev. Campbell of
ficiating, assisted by Rev. Cyrus Al
ton. The services were largely at
tended, she having been a resident of
Elmwood for many years. Weeping!
Water Republican.
IMg rnrade in Omaha.
President Ford of the Central
Labor union states that not less than
15,000 members of organized labor
will parade the streets of Omaha
either Saturday or Sunday after-
noon. This will demonstrate to a
dead moral certainty that all the
unions are with the street car strik
"These men will parade the
streets to show that they support the
striking street car men. The street
railway company is running cars,
and I am here to say that Mr. Wat
tles' company runs its cars on the
streets of Omaha by the grace of
these very worklngmen who will par
ade the streets, because these men
are sovereign voters, while the street
railway company Is merely a crea
ture of the voters after all," Mr.
Ford stated to the newspaper men.
This organized .labor demonstra
tion probably will be the largest in
the history of the city if the plans
outlined by Mr. Ford are carried out.
Omaha's Shame.
The Kearney. Democrat says: "The
smallest thing that a big city ever
committed ;,is charged , up to the
shame of -Omaha, purposely
neglected to invite the governor of
Nebraska to participate In the re
ception of President Taft. The city
of Omaha la too great to commit
such an act and not be punished for
It is too large and cosmopolitan,
tt any rate, to have permitted such
a thing to be done. But the gov
ernor of the great state of Nebraska
will grow larger and stronger, and
the city of Omaha will grow smaller
and weaker from the effects of such
studied Insults." The Democrat
should bear in mind that it was not
Omaha people In general who. are to
blame for this discourtesy, but that
was influenced by the small-bore
politician, Victor Rosewater.
Alfalfa Bumper Crop.
Julius Pitts was a caller at the
Journal office this morning, and had
with him a sample of alfalfa cut
from his third crop, which is about
eighteen inches in height, and was
loaded with seed. Julius says there
no doubt - but the soil here is
adapted to the thrifty growth of this
grass, and the yield per acre Is very
great. An alfalfa meal mill could
be operated here with profit, as the
syrup for the meal and fuel for run
nlng the plant could be shipped in
cheaper than the hay could be trans
ported elsewhere. It Is hoped that
the Commercial club and farmers
will get together and start the enter
prise, as It would not only be a bene
fit to the town, but also to the farm
era hereabouts.
1 Patient Operated On.
The young man mentioned in
Tuesday's daily, cousin of Henry
Hirz, Jr., was operated on that day
at 10 o'clock, and his appendix re
moved. It was in bad shape, had
already bursted, and a delay of
few hours would have endangered his
life. The patient is doing nicely and
will make a speedy recovery, unless
something unforseen should turn the
tide against him. Dr. Cummins de
serves great credit for speedy work
on this case.
Nerved Buffet Luncheon.
Mr. and Mrs.' Gould were hostesses
to a party of friends In their parlors
at the Hotel Riley last evening. A
buffet luncheon was served. The In
vited guests were: Misses Cora
Walker, Mae Patterson, Genevlve
Howard, Pearl Nichols; Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Gobelman, Messrs. Robert
Hayese, George B. Mann and W. A.
Before the Court.
Walter Speck, who was fined some
time ago for assault upon one Miller,
appeared in district court yesterday
and arranged to pay the costs, which
amounted to something over $50.
Speck is to pay in the amount at the
rate of $10 on the 2 2d of each
month. His brother Claus will stand
as surety for the amount.
Card of Tlianks.
We tender our slncerest thanks to
our neighbors and friends who so
kindly aided us In the sickness and
death of our dear babe.
Sim. Upton of Union was in the
city Inst evening an a visit with his
many old-time friends. His wife
leaves for the Pacific coast tomor-
row, where she will spend the win
ter. Nebraeka city News.
Strangers Do Not Admire a City
Without Electric Light;
We walked down the street with
a gentleman last night, who said
that this was his first visit to Platts
mouth. Of course, we interrogated
him in regard th his business and he
replied that he was on a prospecting
tour, and had heard a great deal of
Plattsmouth In Indiana (his home)
from friends who had visited here,
and he had a curiosity to see the
town for himself. He said we had a
much larger town than he expected
to see, and that It waa built up bet
ter, but he was surprised when he
learned that we .are . deficient of
street -Ugh ta. . We remarked to him
that for many years we had been
trying to fill this deficiency, but some
how things would not work In that
direction. "Why," he said, "we
have no towns in the Hoosler state
with 1,500 population that is with-
Is Assuming Larger Proportions and
Ho Indications of Settlement.
The following from the World-
Herald would indicate that the strike
lacked a good deal of being settled
In Omaha yet:
"A small riot broke out
teenth and Capitol avenue
after noon yesterday, when
at Six
shortly Alfred
Anderson, driving a Schlitz beer
wagon, stopped in front of a street
car and refused to move. Ten cars
were soon blockaded and a howling
mob Jeered the car crews.
"Captain Mostyn was on his way
to the police station In civilian's
clothes. He was on an east-bound
Dodge car, and when he saw the
crowd at Capitol avenue, he Jumped
off and hurried to the scene, lfe or
dered Anderson to drive on, but An
derson Jeered at him. Captain Mos
tlyn then led the team to one side
by the bits and pulled Anderson off
the wagon, placing him under arrest.
"The mob started to take Ander
son away from the officer, possibly
not realizing, In his civilian's clothes,
that Mostyn was an official. The
captain drew his revolver and stood
the crowd off until the patrol wagon
arrived with a squad of police.
In dispersing the crowd, B. A.
Saly, aged 68, an employe of the Me
geath Stationery company, living at
615 South Seventeenth street, was
beaten by an officer whose name Is
unknown. Saly sustained many
bruises and cuts on the head and a
badly bruiser arm. Witnesses told
Chief Donahue that the attack waB
entirely unwarranted. Saly says
he was merely on his way to work
and was endeavoring to get out of
the way and couldn t do It fast
enough to Bult the officer."
The Wllliite Meeting.
At the MethodiBt church last even
ing there was a good attendance.
Rev. Wllhhlte preached with his
usual vigor. His subject was the
"Value of Time," and was based on
the scripture, 1 Corinthians 7-29.
Mr. Tuckerman sang one or two solos
and his splendid voice and perfect
enunciation makes his singing most
enjoyable. There were seven persons
came forward to signify their lnten
tlon to take up the better life. This
makes twenty-eight up to the pres
ent who have come out since the be
ginning of the meetings. The meet
Ing will be held in the tent tonight,
and stoves will be placed at con
venlent Intervals, which will make It
comfortable. There will be many
candidates for baptism and the ord
nance will be administered at the
tent tonight.
Will Fight of Akron, Colo., arrived
In the city last evening, where he
will vicH his parents and friends in
Plattsmouth and vicinity for a few
out electric lights, and here Is a city
of 6,000 people doing without this
necessity." He could not understand
it, and we could not explain to htm
why. This is not the first time that
strangers entering the city have wou
dered at this state of affairs. And
when strangers notice this defect we
think it is time for the Commercial
club to get their hustling clothes on
and do something In this direction
right now. A city of the size of
Plattsmouth without street lights la
not a good advertisement, and gives
Grangers the Impression that we are
on the old fogy order, and nine times
out of ten If they come here with a
view of locating they would go away
without telling their business. Let
us all get to work and have street
lights installed before cold and dis
agreeable weather sets in.
America's Com Crop. :
Uncle Sam's last figures Indicate
that this year's corn crop will
amount to 2,648,000,00.0 bushels.
This Is a deterioration of over, 300,- .
000,000 bushels in one month and
puts an end to all talk about a bum
per yield of corn In 1 Ti09. If these
estimates shall prove to be accurate
the final crop will, be 20,000,000 .
bushels under that of last year and..
279,000,000 bushels' less than the
banner crop harvest ' of all time, N
which was In 1906.
But last year the best that Secre
tary Wilcox could do on September.
I was to come within 73,000,000'.
bushels of the crop that was actually
husked. If he underestimates to the
same extent now 1909 will beat 1908.'
for last year's September estimate
was 53,000,000 bushels under (he
present prediction. In nearly all in-,
stances the forecasts fall short of re
sults. But It Is now fairly certain that
this country will shortly tuck away
lu the crib one of the. half-dozen
biggest corn crops ever grown. And
even if the yield shall fall a few mil
lion bushels below earlier expecta
tions it will still be worth hundreds "
of millions of dollars more than any
crop ever grown In any year in any
other country. '
In Police Court.
Judge Archer's court was busy
yesterday afternoon distributing Jus
tice to the citizens and denizens of
this community. A complaint was
filed by Dr. Barnes, charging Will
lam Williams with being a bad In
dian, in that he had used opprobrious
epithets and dark threats against the
person of complulnant. The sheriff
was called upon to serve the warrant
which he did speedily. The matter
was given an airing before the court.
which resulted In a nominal fine be
ing placed to the credit of Williams.
It appeared that Williams had been
somewhat under the influence of
liquor, and he admitted that he had
drank some. Owing to the fact that
Williams la a ward of the govern
ment it was thought beBt to let him
go to his home In Kansas. He be
longs In the jurisdiction of the Mor
ton (Kas.) agency, and gets his
money there. He Is "a fine ball
player, and while on the team did
not indulge In drink, and when not
drunk Is a very gentlemanly Indian.
He departed last night for his home,
where he says he owns a nice little
Visit Hospital.
Mrs. Guy McMaken accompanied
Mrs. J. R. Mayfleld to Immanuel hos
pital at Omaha this morning, where
they visited J. R. Mayfleld, who has
been in the hospital for the past
three weeks. Mr. Mayfleld was op
erated on for appendicitis about two
weeks ago, and is getting along
nicely. His wife expects to have htm
home next week.
Mrs. F. J. Janda departed for
Havelock this morning, where she
will for a few days be the gueBt of