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Neb. State Hlatorical Sic.
SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES
PLATTSMOUTU, NKIUIASKA. IIuRSDAY FKllKUAKY 17, IJHO
Brother of Christian Wohlfarth
of This City, Passes Away.
A message received In this city
yesterday afternoon by Christian
Wohlfarth from New York city, an
nounced the sudden and unexpected
teath at that point of his only broth
er William. The news came as a
treat Bhock to Mr. Wohlfarth who
had not known of his brother's ill
ness and who was illy prepared for
the shock. The deceased wil be re
membered by many in this city, hav
ing worked here as book-keeper for
Ur. Wohlfarth when he was in the
grocery business here.
Immediately upon receipt of the'
message announcing the death, Mr.
Wohlfarth wired that the body be
mbalmed and held until it could
be told what the wishes of the de
ceased were and also as to whether
Mr. Wohlfarth could arrange his af
fairs to attend the obsequies at New
Deceased was a single man 56 years
of age and was born in Germany. He
kad been a resident of the United
lutes for many years and at , the
time of his death he was the proprie
tor of a large book store in New York
ity. He was the sole surviving broth
er of Mr. Christian Wohlfarth of this
eity and also has one Bister living in
Germany. He was a most estimable
man and those in this vicinity who
knew him during the time he lived
here, 'have only the highest words
for him. They were greatly grieved
and shocked to hear of his untimely
taking off and the heartfelt sympathy
of all la extended to his sorrowing
Mr. Wohlfarth this afternoon de
cided to leave for New York city on
the evening train and, in company
with his son Paul, he will attend the
obsequies of his brother, having re
ceived word this morning that the
body will be embalmed as directed
and held until hla arrival for the
Ex-GOvernor George L. Sheldon,
who returned Saturday to his home
at Nehawka from Misslssplppl, said
last night over the phone that he ex
pected to visit his friends in Lincoln
during the next few days. He had no
political information to impart and
did not care to discuss probabilities.
Mr. Sheldon said that a fine winter
had been enjoyed on his Misslssplppl
plantation, although a real snow
storm had fallen at one time when
the ground was covered to a depth of
six inches. It was snowing Friday
when he left the south.
Mr. Sheldon will return south in a
short time and remain there with
Mrs. Sheldon and the family until
spring. State Journal.
Docket Called, Cases Set for
' Trial and Jury Impaneled.
Judge Travis opened the February
term of the district court this morn
ing, the jury for duty and the docket
being called. Several defaults were
taken in various cases including one
in Conn vs. Conn, a divorce proceed
lngs, wherein the decree asked for
by the plaintiff was granted as pray
ed. In Llndholm vs. Enders et al,
a default of the defendants was taken
The same was also the case in Metz
vs. Metz and In Speck vs. Speck, the
latter case coming on for hearing
this afternoon before the court.
The case of Bowers vs. C. B. & Q.
Ry., will be for trial tomorrow morn
ing, the jury being impaneled this
evening immediately after the dlspos
al of the Speck case.
The criminal docket was called and
the case of the State vs. Thrall set
down for trial February 25 at 9 a
DEATH OE 0.
Prominent Citizen of Waterloo,
Neb., Passes Away-
This morning's papers enroniele
the death of Harvey It. Waldron,
formerly a well known citizen of this
county. Mr. Waldron died last Sat
urday night at his home at Waterloo,
Neb., and the funeral services were
held in that place yeBterday after
noon at 2 o'clock being conducted by
Rev. F. A. Campbell of University
Deceased for many years was a
resident of Cass county, living near
the present town of Alvo, and he was
most highly respected and esteemed
man. He has a brother, J. A. Wald
ron also living near Alvo at the pres
ent time as well as a daughter, Mrs.
Morey, also living in this county. In
addition he is survived by a wife and
two eons, H. B. Waldron of the Citi
zens State bank of Waterloo, a young
man well known and highly esteemed
in this county, and W. T. Waldron
also a banker of Washington. He
also left three daughters including
Mrs. Morey, spoken of above and
Mrs. Parker of Maywood and Mrs.
Cassel of Valparaiso. He also has a
brother living at University Place and
a slater in New York.
During the many years which Mr.
Waldron spent In Cass county he had
made himself numerous friends who
have heard with the greatest regret
of his death and whose sincere con
dolence Is extended to the sorrowing
widow and children.
To Invest In Storks.
Henry HIri who recently sold his
fine stallion, was a passenger on the
morning train for Council Bluffs
where he expects to make a trip to a
farm in that locality and inspect an
other stallion with a view to pur
chasing It. The animal is quoted at
a high figure but if it is found to be
what it Is represented, It is probable
Mr. Hln will buy it. He is going
to secure, a good animal if one can
be had and intends to make the breed
ing business his principal Indus
tries. The continual Increase of the
high Btandard of the animals being
raised here Is a source of gratifica
tion to Mr. Hlrz who Is a good judge
of horseflesh and he Is bound to
keep In the lead In such matters.
m. The case of the State vs. Nelighfer8 wer from Jacob A Haae.
was set down for trial February 24, at j meler et al to M N Drake of lots 550
9 a. m. The case of the State vs. ni KK1 ln Tnnisvmn . th mim of
Ileal EHtate On the Move.
Register of Deeds Snyder had t
ble run of business today in his of
flee, there beine a number of deeds around here of evenings
and morgages filed. Among the trans-jara BetUed for a whl,e ftnd 1 am
Sends Greetings to Old Friends
From Seittle, Washington
Says He is Doing Fine.
The Journal wag very pleasantly
surprised this morning by the re
ceipt of a letter from Russell York,
dated Seattle, Wash., Feb. 9, in which
Mr. York enclosed money for sub
scription to the Daily Journal. One
of the bills enclosed was a veritable
curiosity to our American eyes, be
ing a Canadian dollar bill, something
which seldom gets down ln this sec
tion. The letter contains much high
ly interesting and gratifying news for
Mr. York's many friends here and
show the young man to be making
good In his new home
says ln part "enclosed find money
to pay for a year's subscription to
your Journal as it gets lonesome
I guess I
Florence I. Myers was dismissed upon
the motion of the county attorney,
tho parties settling their domestic
troubles and living together again.
Jos. C. and Louisa Kunz transfer
red the . northwest quarter" of the
northwest quarter of section 9, town
Ed. C. Rummel and Wife Get
Noisy Reception Saturday
Last Saturday evening a large num
ber of the friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward C. Rummell gathered at
their home near this city and pro
ceeded to give them a genuine, old
fashioned charivari. The crowd com
prised Bome twenty-five or thirty of
the good neighbors of the Rummells
and they proceeded to make the even
ing hideous with different varieties
of noises, having the fifty-seven dif
ferent brands on tap. They com
pelled the blushing groom and bride
to stand forth and receive their con
gratulations before they could be
coaxed into quitting. The newly
wedded couple had received an inkl
ing of what was in store for them
and they were prepared for the in
vaders, having a ho se full of re
freshments which they turned the
crowd loose on and which they did
full justice to. There was solld.sub
stantial eating and also much liquid
cheer for those who wanted It and
the entire evening was made one long
to be remembered by the gathering.
Mr. and Mrs. Rummell are very
popular people and have a host of
good friends who took the oppor
tunity to show their appreciation of
their many excellent qualities. And
everyone who were at the gathering
reports that the good people are
most excellent entertainers and they
were all glad to be there and enjoy
Mr. York jtnejr hospitality. It was a late hour
before the gathering broke up and
the merry crowd made their way
home. And tnere are those who say
that a large number of their friends
from the city have quietly made ar
rangements to descend unexpectedly
Remembered the P tutor.
The Journal is informed that m
large number of the friends and ad
mirers of Rev. W. O. Harrell, pastor
of the Methodist church at Mynard,
a few days since remembered him
with a present ln the eh ape of a fine
Galloway robe. The present is a
very much appreciated not alone of
its intrinsic value but because of the
associations surrounding the presen
tation. The principal donors of the
robe, the list of which was headed by
W. F. GlUIsple, aro non-church mem
bers and this mark of their respect
and 'esteem is bo mien the more
appreciated by the recipient of the
back ln the laundry business again
I have Btock ln a $10,000 plant. We on tnem one ot tneB0 nne nights and
Some Very Humorous Features
Connected With tne Session.
The county csmmtasloners hav ,
been having an interesting and at
times rather exciting session today.
All the members of the. board are
present and considerable business of
much interst to the public has taken
The contracts for burying the pau
per dead were awarded today, M. HUd
of this city securing tho contract for
the ensuing year, hto bid being the
lowest. It was also the intention of
allowing tho contract for county
printing but when tho bids were open
ed they were found to be Identical ln
their nature and the board decided to
lay the matter of bids on the table.
The .bids were from the papers out
ln the county and the News of this
city, the Journal not bidding on the
work at all. The papers merely ask
ed that they be allowed the legal
rates for doing the work. No award
was made by the commissioners. The
papers of the county deserve every
are doing $850 and $1,000 per week ' gtve em a town greeting which they possible commendation lor their stand
and employ 27 people Inside and 6
wagons and drivers on the outside.
fVt, have a plant well worth the
price we paid for It, the machinery
No good end would be subserved by 10 range u for the gum of j3(080 having been run only eight months,
Delightful Wedding Anniversary
The hospitable home of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Ryberg, on South Sev
enth street, was the scene of a most
delightful social function Saturday
evening. The 12th' of February
marked the 25th wedding anniversary
of this most estimable couple and to
properly commemorate the event, a
large number of friends were Invited
to their charming home Saturday
evening to assist them in celebrat
ing it. For the occasion the parlors
had been tastily decorated with can
dles and red bells and a very un
usual effort had been made to insure
the several guests a good time. Every
one expects a delightful time when
invited to the Ryberg home and ex
pectations were fully realized in the
entertainment of Saturday evening.
Games, social chat and other amuse
ments were indulged in and thor
ughly enjoyed for a time, after which'
the guests were Invited to the dining
room, where amid a hum of good
eheer, they were seated at three large
tables and where a most elegant
luncheon was provided. This most
elaborate and pleasing luncheon was
prepared as the hostess only knows
how and one which the guests could
ot help but do ample justice. Dur
ing the evering delicious punch and
various kinds of fruit were served.
The hostess was assisted in enter
taining and serving by her sister,
Mrs. Swanson of Omaha.
Just previous to the close of this
most enjoyable entertainment, the
host and hostess were made the re
cipients of a beautiful silver tea serv-
Ive as a memento of this most aus
picious occasion and as a token of tho
esteem in which this most estimable
couple are held by them. It was a
late hour when the guests, after ex
tending congratulations and best
wishes for many more anniversaries,
departed for their home, Indebted to
the host and hostess for the delight
ful evening spent.
a . further prosecution of the case,
hence the dismissal.
Jurors Bullls and Becker presented
the court with certificates from their
physicians showing their health to be
such that they could not set on the
jury and they were excused. The
call of the law docket resulted as fol
lows: Goring vs. Leyda et al for trial.
First National Bank vs. Hatt & Son,
no jury. Defendant has leave to
comply with the order of the court
made Nov. 8, by Wednesday next.
City of Plattsmouth vs. Wescott et al
for trial. Deffenbaugh vs. Graf et al,
transferred to the eqnlty docket. Bow
ers vs. C. B. & Q. Ry. for trial. Bay
lor vs. Butler, no Jury, for hearing.
Bllsh vs. C. B. & Q. Ry. for trial.
Clark vs. Bankers Accident Assn. on
to Johann Wllhelm Kunz. John Wll-
helm and Amelia G. Kunz transfer
red the southeast quarter of the
northwest quarter of section 9 town
10,' range 10 to Hiram Frledrlch
Kunz for the sum of $3,080.
We have one piece of machinery
which weight 16 tons. I am general
foreman of the plant and like the
work fine. I have a good time and
a fine crew all first class workers.
I We run from 1,000 to 1,800 shirts a
will long remeber.
August Klemma and wife Minnie 'week and no nd to collars and cuff8-!
mortgaged the southwest quarter of we certainly nave a gooa tnmg jn
section 14, town 11, range 9. to Ole the ,aundry business." The Journal
Anderson for the sum of $8,000. Ole hasten8 to "tend Its congratulations
and Karen Anderson transferred the to Mr" York and knows hls 8UCce88
east half of the northwest quarter of ,s Permanent. The paper Is also
section 14, town 11, range 9, to Aug- hlhly PIea8ed tnat u haa been chosen
ust Kletame for the sum of $8,000. ,as the mean9 of communication be-
Wllllam A. and Josephine Rhoden twecn tnla c,ty and h,m and tru8t8
transferred to John P. Gonzales the," win a,ways be at h'8 flreH,de
south half of the southeast quarter of I .
section 24, town 10, range 9, for the I John Gets His.
su mof $7,750. This morning Judge Archer sat in
Ella and C. A. Robblns transfer- full state upon the case of John Mc-
red lot 5 in block 1, Carter's addition Farland who received notice through
motion to quash. Propst vs. Wagoner to Weeplng Water to P. H. Canaday the columns of Saturday's Journal,
for the sum of $400. and at the conclusion of hearing what
William C. Brown transferred the John had to say concerning his fine,
north half of lots 6 and 7, block 15 voluptous Jag of last Saturday, Judge
Latta's addition to Murray to Georga Archer proceeded to plaster a fine of
for trial. White vs. Scott et al for
trial. In the matter of the estate of
Samuel S. Johnson, deceased, for
The "Affair" Ended.
The "affair at Speck's Island"
which the Journal spoke of several
days since, has now come to a close.
Beth Brown for the sum of $100.
$50 and costs on Mc. The size of the
sentence made a visible impression
on Mc, and he besought the court
Will bo Married.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Johnson of this to give him a chance to tear to the
city have Issued cards announcing the woods promising that he would never
The famous wild bovine which had forthcoming marriage of their daugh- never show up again in this vicinity
been the cause of so much grief to iter Miss Annie to Mr. O. N. Nystrom if he was allowed to get out and
our worthy townsman Claus Speck
and John Lowther was yesterday
hunted down and slain by Herman
Holschuh, the "diamond king." Gen-
of Omaha, which will occur on hike. The court seemed obdurate and
Thursday, February 24th at 8 o'clock made ont a commitment sending John
at the Swedish Mission church. Fol- back to keep company with Jailer
lowing the ceremony a formal recep- Manspeaker. However, the court
Knojy Valentine Party.
The home of Mrs. F. R. Whlttaker
last Saturday presented a happy sight
when little Miss Katie Whlttaker en
tertained a number of her girl friends
with a valentine party. For the oc
casion the house had been handsome
ly decorated with red and white
hearts throughout and It was a very
handsome sight. The afternoon was
most pleasantly spent in many games
of various kinds, most of them high
ly amusing and causing the young
voices to rise In merry laughter. One
game which was particularly funny
was that of pinning the tall to a pa
per cat. This was quite a difficult
feat and the first prize went to Miss
Mabel Brown. The booby prize for
this task went to Alice Pollock. An
other very amusing game was the
construction of a man from chewing
gum. Miss vera urown carried on
the first prize for this while Myra
Stenner got the second prize. There
were dainty refreshments served the
little guests and the entire after
noon was made quite merry. Miss
Katie Whlttaker, the hostess, receiv
ed a large number of very handsome
and expensive valentines any every
one voted the party a grand success.
Those attending were Misses Alice
Pollock, Abble, Mabel and Vera
Brown, Blanche and Delia Sayles,
Emma Cummins, Myra Stenner, Elva
Hartford, Frances Morley and Helen
Roberts. The partners in the games
were chosen by hearts being cut ln
two and then matched.
eral Holschuh in company with Herr(tion will be held at the home of the temepred Justice with mercy In the
Only one realty transaction took
Speck Invaded the island yesterday
ln force and soon had placed himself
in ambush with the intent then and
there and thereby to slay and slaugh
ter the wild cow which had beon ter
rolzlnfl the island for the many days.
The bovine unsuspecting that the
avenger was upon its trail stumbled
into the ambuscade and at the first ied at the Omaha postofflco,
roar from General Holschuh's cannon
Sudden Death of Mrs. Itegnier.
A very sudden death occurred this
afternoon when MrB. Ill M. Regnter
it was knocked galley west and crook
ed Into the hereafter. Too much
praise cannot be given to General
bride ln South Park. Miss Johnson end and told the jailer that he might
was born and reared ln this city. She release John about one half hour be
was a member of the graduating class fore the Schuyler train left so that
of 1904 and for a number of rears hn mlrht ratrh name and hurrv him-
has been employed as clerk In the self to Louisville where he claimed ;exPlrcl at her homo in this city, death
Variety store. Mr. Nystrom is the he was promised work in plenty. As be,n due to heart troub:- Deceased
son of Dr. and Mrs. Nystrom of Om- a parting admonition, however. thatwa8 tho w,fe of IL M' Kegnier, Btore-
ha and at the present time Is emDloy- if h ver ahowed hla head in Platts- kpeper of the Burlington railroad in
mouth within the next year he would lD18 c,ly ana naa llvca in tne cuy.
be cast into the donjon keep and kept about one year' She, wa8 0 w,e11
there until said fine of $50 and costs known and a m0Bt estimable lady with
a wiue circle or menus wno win do
(for living prices for their work and,
no matter wno gets me contract, mo
paper should get docent pay for its
Other business transacted was re
ceiving a notice from the Federal
Union Surety company that It was
no longer responsible on its bond for
the depositing of county funds in the
Bank of Eagle, its bond having ex
pired on December 31st lust. The
county treasurer was directed to
transfer $200 from the general fund
to the Boldlers relief commission
The following county physicians
were appointed: Dist. 1, Dr. J. B Mar
tin $245. Dlst. 2, Dr. J. F. Brendol
$37. Dlst. 3, Dr. M. M. Butler $32.
Dlst. No. 4, Dr. H. G Lewis $39.
Dlst. 5, Dr. E. L. Jones $60. Dlst.
7, J. M. Neelcy $44.
One humorous feature of the meeU
'Ing is that Commissioner Frledrlch
Is carrying about in his pocket an
alleged statement from James R.
Hunter, an expert accountant hired
by him to check up the books of
Sheriff Qulnton which fthows that the
county owes the sheriff $36, fees paid
over to the county in excess of what
was due it. The report bo far as
human eye has been able to get at it
consists merely of a nummary and
docs not give the details. It is said
that Commissioners Fred rich and
Switzer Intend to sign this report Id
that Btate and the knowledge of the
nctual facta of the office are to be
kept from the public gazo. There
is a strong probability now that this
will prove a failure as the report Is ln
direct conflict with the figures pre
pared by James ll. Donnelly, also an
expert accountant. Should the docu
ment be made public property and In
corporated in the reccrdn, the Jour
nal will do Sheriff Qaiaton the jus
tice of printing it la fall.
Not For Dry Nebraska.
The special correspondent of the was paid.
This afternoon John will
Omaha Bee at Lincoln, speaking of have a chance to make himself ai
deeply grieved over her unexpected
Henry Potcrtwn Dies.
Word has been rcoolved in thl3
city announcing the death near Un
ion of Henry Peterson, aged Blxty-two
Holschuh for his unerring aim and the distinguished Democrats present scarce article In the community and passing. She Is survived by a husband years of age. Mr. Peterson died last
in the office of Register of Deeds
Snyder. This was a transfer from
Emma and Frederick M. Andrus to
Louis W. Ingwcrson of the south half
of the northeast quarter and the
north half of the north half of the
southeast quarter of section 34, town
11, range 11, for the consideration
of $10,000 and the assumption of a
mortgage for $2,000.
tho steadiness of hlB nerve. Tho anl-; i the Btate canltal yesterday for th mn,i nnnnln of Loulsvlllo will and two small children. The remains
mal was certainly slain with a neat-'the Democratic banquet, haB this to have a chance to bnsk in tho mellow of th,s estimablo woman wil bo taken
ncss and dispatch which speaks vol- Bay of Col. Bates of this city. "Col. radiance of "his coarse vulearity and,10 Galesburg, III., her former home
tomorrow evening on train no. i on
the Burlington for interment.
The greatest symapthy from the
entire community is extended to the
place today or rather waa recorded 'urnes for the man behind tho gun. nates of Plattsmouth was another profanity
Mr. Speck was overcome with gratl- one on the waiting list. The Colonel
tude at tho fine work of the mighty wore a button on his coat boosting!
marksman and he Is preparing right plattsmouth. He was asked if it! Jamo8 w- Newell of the Burllng-
now a set of resolutions of thanks said 'Nebraska dry in 1910.' 'Not ton at Omaha, accompanied by his stricken husband and children, ln
which will be an ornament to General much, not much' ho said. That's wife, came down last evening to their sudden and terrible bercave
Holschuh's home. Also John Lowther where the Cass county representative spend the night In the city with their rnent and their Iosb of a true and lov-
waB Borne pleased over the marvelous stands on Mr. Bryan's program.
marksmanship which was displayed I
and today he has real rib-roast from The "New Crown." tne ft rfa
the wild cow for luncheon.
vans cigar 10c. Ptak & Bajeck.
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newell, re- Ing wife and mother,
turning to hla offices at Omaha on
Ihe morning train while MrB. Newell John Wagner of South Bend made
remained for a visit. a business visit to this city yesterday.
mo no ay nignt,. Deceased naa been a
resident of that vicinity for many
yenrs, living upon what was known
as the II. W. Lloyd farm. He was
single and so far as known had but
one relative In this suction of the
country, he being a aophew Albert
Peterson or Polk, Neb. The nephew
arrived in Union yenterday and had
the remains taken to Polk last even
ing for burial. Deceased stood high
ln the community whore he had lived
as had many friends who regretted
exceedingly to bis of his passing
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