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DEATH OF EDWIN R. TODD PIO ' SlflffiLS BF JISTHESS
M RESIDENT DF IS COMrsr
Suddenly Stricken With Paralysis Yesterday Afternoon He Fail
to Rally and Passes Away Early This Morning.
Edwin R. Todd was born In James
town, N. Y. seventy-eight years ago.
his birthday coming In November. He
was the son of Rev. and Mrs. Thomas
Jefferson Todd, also Nebraska pion
eers. His early days were spent un
der the home roof tree where the
most Christian surroundings existed
and where was inculcated into him,
that true Christian spirit which so
characterized him in after life The
house in which he was born still
stands in the streets of Jamestown.
His father was a minister of the
Christian or Campbellite faith and the
young man Todd adopted this faith
as his at an early age. After spend
ing his boyhood with his parents in
New York, deceased came west to
the state of Indiana where he resid
ed for a brief time before coming to
this locality. His parents preceded
him to Nebraska but a year or so
and the father was the first minister
of the gospel to hold forth on Four
Mil creek west of this city, a small
meeting house being erected near the
late farm of the deceased. Here the de
ceased had attended church, listening
to the words of Christianity and the
wisdow of the Word as it fell from
the lips of his father.
This was in the year 1857, when
the young man was twenty-five years
of age and when he had left Indiana
for good and had cast his fortune
with the new prairie territory of Ne
braska. Here deceased . commenced
to till the soil and to make the then
wilderness blossom like the rose and
it was but a few years until he met,
wooed and won Miss Mary E. Thom
as, a sister of ex-Senator Samuel L.
Thomas at present in this city but
living now at Long Beach, Cal. The
marriage of these two members of the
best families of Cass county took
place in the year 1861 and for more
than forty years almost half a cen
tury, they have gone through the
vale of life hand in hand To them
was born eight children of whom
six still survive, viz: A. L.. A. K..
People of this city and vicinity
were greatly shocked this morning to
leaYn of the death last night of Ed
win R. Todd, an early settler of this
county and a Nebraska pioneer. Mr
Todd suffered a stroke of paralysis
yesterday afternoon about 4:30 p.
in., from the effects of which he did
not rally. The stroke Induced hemor
rhage of the brain and the aged man
relapsed into unconsciousness almost
immediately after the Btroke, remain
ing in this state until 12:45 this
morning when death ended his suf
ferings. Mr. Todd came to this city yester
day afternoon with his daughter-in-law,
Mr.s A L. Todd, they driving In
from his borne west of the city.
On the way into the city he com
plained to Mrs. Todd of a pain in the
back of his neck and the lady made
an examination but could discover
nothing to Indicate any trouble. Af
ter he had let Mrs. Todd out of the
buggy up the street. Mr. Todd drove
tic tcanj and buggy to the sheds
back of the place of business of
Adolph Giese where he tied the team.
It was while he was In the back yard
and Just after he had tied up his
team, that the fatal attack seized
Several spectators Including Mr.
Giese saw the unfortunate man when
the attack came on and they all agree
upon the details as to the occurrence
He was walking toward his buggy
when he suddenly fell backward to
the ground and lay there. Mr. Giese
on seeing him, Immediately summon
ed help and with the aid of other
gentlemen lifted Mr,. Todd to his feet
and hurried him Into the house. Re
gnlzing the seriousness of his con
dition and knowing that medical as
sistance was absolutely necessary, Mr.
Giese hurriedly summoned a physi
cian who soon after arriving pro
nounced the condition of the aged
citizen very precarious. All the reme
dies which could be given for the
attack were given him but his con-'-Edwin, George, Russell and Timothy,
dition did not show signs which were all sons and all living in this im
favorable and the physician recom-; mediate vicinity except Dr. Timothy
mended that he be taken to a hotel j. Todd who resides at Wahoo, Neb.,
where he could receive the proper and Dr. George W, Todd who lives
attention and that his family be notl- at Omaha This large family of most
tied of the dangerous condition in 'estimable sons all were reared in this
which he lay. 'city and its Immediate vicinity and
Messrs. Herman Hohlschuh and J. are Intermarried within the best fam
W Vallery volunteered to see that nies of this locality. .
the unfortunate man was taken care in his lietime Mr. Todd was a Re
of and, placing him In a chair, they publican In politics and had taken a
carried him to the Perkins hotel deep interest in the politics of the
where he was put to bed and a hur- J country. He was one -t -n original
rl"d message sent his family. Those Republicans who stood for the poll
who saw him at this time realized cles of the party from it's formation In
That he had small chance of recov-the fifties and to the end he had ad
pry. Several of his sons received the.hered closely to those principles. He
summons within a short time after 'had been many times honored by his
the attack came on and hurried to his I party with seats in conventions and
bedside, giving him all the aid and! was generally recognized as a -wheel-care
which it was possible to give, horse of the organization.
His daughter-in-law Mrs. A. L. Todd ! The funeral of this pioneer will
also hurried to the hotel on receipt take place in this city on next 'Friday
The secretions are dark, contain
Passages are frequent, scanty, pain
Backache is constant day aud night.
Headaches and dizzy spells are fre
The weakened kidneys need quick
Don't delay Use a special kidney
Doan's Kidney Pills cure sick kid
neys, backache and urinary disorders.
Plattsmouth evidence proves this
Mrs. 0. J. Gilson. Lincoln Ave.,
Plattsmouth, Neb., says: "We have
used Doan's Kidney Pills in our fam
ily for lame back and other kidney
disorders and they have brought the
best of results. My advice to anyone
suffering from kidney complaint is to
give this remedy a trial."
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Remember the name Doan's
and tak o other.
of the news of the Illness of Mr.
Tndd. Despite the care and attention
which was given him and despite the
resort to all known remedies for his
complaint, Mr Todd steadily grew
worse and death intervened as out
The deceased was a very well
known and highly esteemed citizen
of this community. He had lived here
for many years occupying the farm
west of this city since 1857, when
h first came to the then territory.
He was a most estimable man and had
a great number of friends throughout
this section. His death comes as a
great blow to them and his family
have the deepest and most sincere
sympathy of all in their bereavement
afternoon at 1:30 p. m., from the
Christian church, of which deceased
was for so long time a most devout
member. The services will be con
ducted by Rev. Luther Moore. On
Friday morning the casket will be
opened at the home of Sol Adamson
where those who desire to take a last
look at the face of their beloved
friend may call. The caskett will not
be opened until this time. The entire
sympathy of the community goes out
to the stricken widow and children.
They have lost a most loving and kind
husband and father and their many
friends who knew him so long, feel
the loss as keenly aud as deeply as
the family and they extend their most
sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
People Should Know
Read Them and
Sick kidneys give many signals Sof many manges are Being made
on Nebraska Lines.
The Omaha Bee last night contain
ed the following: "Four appoint
ments have been made In the operat
ing department of the Burlington that
are of Interest In Omaha. E. Bignell,
formerly superintendent of the Lin
coln division, has been made general
superintendent of the Nebraska dls:
trlct; F. R. Mullen, trainmaster at
Lincoln, comes to Omaha as superin
tendent of the Omaha division; E.
Flynn goes to McCook as superin
tendent of that division and W. F.
Koehler, superintendent of the Mc
Cook division is transferred to the
superlntendeney of the Lincoln division."
At Lincoln is it Bald that If such ap
pointments have been made no an
nouncement has been issued. Changes
have been rumored for some time, but
so far as known here they have not
been decided on. State Journal.
The above Btory confirms in part
the story printed In the Journal some
days ago to the effect that great
changes were pending on the Burling
ton in this section. However, the in
formation which reaches the Journal
is to the effect that Superintendent
Bignell will go to Mexico with D. E.
Thompson on his new Pan-American
road. ' As to the other changes they
probably will take place as outlined.
Should the Burlington be desirous of
keeping Mr. Bignell who has been so
long with them and who is so well
acquainted with the road and Us
needs, it would be more than likely
that they would tender him the posl
tion spoken of above. Many appoint
ments have been made over his head,
although his manifest ability should
have indicated that he be taken care
of with a better place. The changes
which such a promotion would make
would be very many and likely would
extend down Into the train service
and the maintenance of way depart
ments. It would appear that there
must be some changes impending as
the rumor has general circulation all
over the Nebraska end of the system.
George Wilson wis a passenger for
Eagle on the noon train Friday.
George Patridge departed last Fri
day for his home at Alta, la., after a
visit with friends in Elmwood
Mr .and Mrs Horton departed Fri
day for Fairbury where they go for
C. D. Clapp made a business trip
to Lincoln on Friday. He was accom
panied by his son Willard Clapp.
Clayton Sowell, formerly engaged
In the general merchandise business j
in Elmwood, was a passenger Fri
day for Fairbury, where he is now
Miss Pearl Walker of Lincoln de
parted fcr her home in that city Fri
day, after a visit in this city, a guest
of the Harnsburger's.
Richard Dallas, a prominent farm
er of this vicinity, had business in
Lincoln on last Friday
Sheriff Qulnton passed through
here laBt Friday on his way to Lin
coln where he goes on county busi
ness. Joseph Mullin returned to Elm
The Fountain Head of Life
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A man who has a weak and impaired stomach and who does not (
properly digest hit food will soon find that his blood has become I J
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insufficiently nourished. t. '
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Services Held at the Late Home
on Pearl Street
The funeral of the late Mrs. II. M.
Regnler was held yesterday afternoon
from the late residence on Pearl
street between Ninth and Tenth, there
being a number of friends of the de
parted present to pay a last tribute
of respect to a most estimable lady.
The services were conducted by Rev.
W. L. Austin of the Methodist church
and were brief. Rev. Austin spoke
feelingly of the many virtues which
had distinguished this good woman
and of the good which a life such as
here had been, was to the community
In which she had a place. There were
a number of musical selections fur
nlHhcd by the choir of the Methodist
church of which one of the smalt
daughter of the deceased was a mem
ber. There were a large number of
floral tributes from loving friends.
The remains were taken to Gales
burg, 111., for interment, leaving here
last evening on train No. 2 over the
Burlington. Galesburg was formerly
the home of the deceased and there
her parents resided. In their Borrow
over the loss of a most kind and lov
ing wife and mother, the husband and
little daughters have the sincere sym
pathy of all.
Suffers Small Low.
The fire department was called eut
about 9:30 this morning by a slight
blaze at the home of Charles Trumaa
in the northwest part of the city.
The fire started from a defective fin
and did very little damage, Chief
Koubek estimating the loss at )C.
There was a small patch of shingles
burned off the roof and some bedding
caught on fire but was quickly put
out by Mr. Truman The building; u
the one formerly occupied by the
negroes of the city as a church edifice
and which was bought several years
ago by Claus Speck. Truman had been
keeping house in it for some time
past, his wife having been taken to
the home of Herman Fields where
she has been quite 111. The fire was
discovered by Truman who promptly
put it out with the effective aid of
several buckets of water. The de
partment responded quickly to the
alarm but their .services were not
needed and by the time the carts had
reached the scene of the blaze it
was all over. There was an appreci
able increase in the attendance of
members of the department and Chief
Koubek is much encouraged over the
apparent desire of the members to
turn out and head off flames before
they get too good a start to be handled.
In County Court.
A petition has been filed In county
court asking for the probate of the
will of Captnin D. McCalg and the
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morning after a trip niiiwiiiiiiieui ui hid muuw, luio. mtujr
McCalg as executor. A petition Is also
on file asking for the appointment
A Couple of Sertoli injuries.
Loue Lahoda, an employe of the
Burlington freight car department 1
taking an enforced layoff on account
of having had the thumb of his left
hand caught between the lever and
the jack with which he was engaged
In letting down a car which he was
working on. The Injury was Buch that
he was compelled to call on the com-
I'leiiHunt lUiih.hiv smiiiise. !f Mrs. McCalg as guardian of the
The cczy home of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Bceck on the corner of Sixth
and Main streets, last evening was
the scene of a more than pleasant sur
prise, the victim being Mr Boeck
himself. The occasion was In honor,
of his seventy-seventh birthday an
niversary, which occurred on yester
day. When the friends entered their
rooms Mr. Boeck was sor.ewnat stun
ned but soon recovered, Invited them
In and made them feel at home.
The evening was most delightfully
spent in games, social conversation
and the like, all of whlih were thor
oughly enjoyed. The company had
come well supplied with eatables and
during the evening a most' pleasing
minor child, Mary S. E. McCalg.
A petition asking for the appoint
ment of A. E. Taylor as administra
tor of the estate of the late Robert
C. Kendall was also filed and also
asking his appointment as guardian
of the minor heirs of the late Mr.
A petition asking for the appoint
ment of L. G. Todd as guardian of the
I minors Julia, Jessie, Mary Gene
jvleve, Lydla, Helen and Alice Todd,
'who also filed in county court.
llnglinh Spavin Liniment removes
Hard, Soft, or Calloused Lumps and
Blemishes from horses; also blood I
Spavins, Curbs, Splints, Sweeney.
Ring Bone, Stlflps, Sprains, Swollen nany surgeon and will necessitate his
Throats. Coughs, etc. Save 150 by be,nK on tne relet toT several days.
use of one bottle. A wonderful Blem
ish Cure. Sold by Gerlng & Co., druggists.
.Near Another Fire.
The fire department got another
run this noon when some passing la
dles saw flames coming out of the
luncheon was prepared and at a wel-jchimney of Harry Rarthold's house
ccme hour was served. After extend
ing congratulations and best wishes
for ninny more birthday anniversar
ies, the company departed for their
These who enjoyed this most de
lightful surprise were Mr. and Mrs.
G Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. William
Schmldtmann, Mr. and Mrs. George
Thomas and Mr. Robert Hayes.
Local physicians report an unusual
amount of sickness.
Mary, the youngest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taylor is quite
sick with pneumonia.
Quite a number of Louisville Mas
sons attended the funeral of S. A.
Morrison at Springfield Saturday.
E. A. Pankonln has been confined
to his home this week with a severe
attack of stomac.li trouble. However,
no serious results are anticipated.
Mrs. C. A. Rlchey left Monday for
Riverside, California, to visit her
mother, Mrs. S. W. Dutton,. Mr.
lUchey accompanied her as far as
Mrs Emily Hoover, who has been
here from Big Springs, for the past
week, was callod home Tuesday on
account of the Illness of a member
of her family.
Mrs. George Delezene returned on
Wednesday from Wausa, where she
went to visit her brother, Fred Boe
tlcker, who has been dangerously 111.
Sfce reports him able to sit up when
she left. His many friends In Cass
county will be pleased to learn of his
Won't Need a Crutch.
When Editor J. P. Sossman of Cor
nelius, N. C, bruised his leg badly, it
started an ugly sore. Many salves and
ointments proved worthless. Then
Bucklen's Arnica Salve healed it thor
oughly. Nothing is so prompt and
sure for Ulcers, Bolls, Burns, Bruises,
Cuts, Corns, Sores, Pimples, Eczema
or PileB. 25c at F. G. Fricke & Co.
Val. Gobbleman of Murray was In
the city today looking after Borne
business matters and while here call
ed upon the Journal and renewed
his allegiance to the old relinble. Ills
visit was a welcome one, it goeB
without saying. Mr. Gobblemnn and
his family will move to Miller, S.
D., about the first of the coming
March where he will take a farm
The Journal will follow him to his
new address and It Is glad to know
that It will bo the means of keeping
him Informed about Cass county and
his old frleryls.
A Word to the Wise.
A wise man dors not need long ex
planations. A few words is all he
needs. If we tell him that it Is ab
solutely necessary for his well-being
and for the preservation of his health
to eat only such food and as much of
It, as agrees with him, and, should
he notice any decline in his appetite
or physical strength to use Trlner's
Elixir of Bitter Wine, he will do It.
He will quickly find out whether our
advise was good or not. Everybody
should try it when in Buch a condi
tion. This medicine acts directly on
the stomach. If a disorder of this
organ is in its beginning, a few
doeses may bo all that Is needed.
Whenever your complexion will be
come pale or yellowish or you will
feel weak and easily tired out, or
have pain in your stomach or lates
tlnes, you can rely pn Tnner 8 Ameri
can Elixir of Bitter Wine. At drug
stores. Jos. Triner, 1333-1339 So.
Ashland Ave., Chicago, 111.
on Wintcrsteen hill. They alarmed
the family and an alarm was turned
in to the central station. The flro
laddies responded Immediately but be
fore they could get busy the fire had
been subdued. The hull s cf the
Barthold family were well qualified
for a minstrel stunt, however, by tho
time the fire was over, as they had
soot In plenty on them;. Owing to
the high wind prevailing the slightest
sign of fire was closely watched and
the prompt action of Mrs. Barthold
and her family In stopping the flames
Is to be commended.
Ernest and Leo Blntner were pas
sengers this morning for Omaha,
where they will make a visit with
their father who is in one of the
hospitals in that city. Tho elder Mr.
Blntner has been suffering with heart
trouble for some time and about two
weeks Blnco he was taken to the hos
pital for treatment. IIIb condition Is
reported as not materially changed.
Popular Couple to Marry.
A marriage license was Issued this
morning to William E. Melslnger,
aged 27, and Miss May me M. Mels
lnger, aged 23, both of Cedar Creek.
These two popular young people will
be married this evening at the homo
of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Melslnger,
parents of the bride. Tbey are very
popular and belong to tho best fam
ilies of Cass county, the bride being
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
P. Melslnger while the groom Is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Melslnger.
A more extended notice of their mar
riage will appear later In this pnper.
1 .'i ncut Wurl Promoted.
Ernest Wurl departed this morning
for an extended trip over the lines of
the Burlington road west of the Mis
souri, going out with the assistant
superintendent of the mechanical de
partment of the joad on an inspec
tion tour of tho several coal hoisting
plants, the water stations and like
equipment of the road. Mr. Wurl was
called to Lincoln yesterday and asked
to arrange to make this trip with a
view to determining upon the repolrs
and improvements which could bo
made In the different plants along the
road which use gasoline engines to
handle the mnehlnery of the plant3.
Mr. Wurl's position thus incomes that
of Inspector of gasoline engines and
equipment. There ore several (oal
chute plants on the lino which have
been equipped with gasoline engines
and which have been In use for sev
eral ( years. These plants have been
getting considerably worn and the
company intends to make necessary
repairs and in many cases renew the
machinery. Mr. Wurl having given
this subject much study, Is remark
ably well equipped for the place and
will bo ablo to give the company
much excellent advice. The trip on
which ho departed this morning will
take some five weeks to complete and
will cover the Burlington lines. In Ne
braska, South Dakota, Wyoming,
Montana and Colorado. Mr. Wurl's
many friends throughout this flec
tion are highly pleased at his selec
tion for this important place and
trust that the position to which he
has been assigned will be permanent.
Teddy Scarborough, employed ia
the Burlington planing mill is an
other who is on the vacation list, hav
ing had the misfortune to have his
eye painfully bruised while engaged
in sawing car stakes. He was using a
rip saw for that purpose and a chip
flew from a stake, striking him ia
the eye and badly bruising it.
Dinner a Kuccetts.
The chicken dinner which was
given by the ladles of the Chrlstlaa
church at the A. O. U. W. hall last
evening was well attended in spite
of the disagreeable weather. The
various tables were prettily decorated
with candelabra, flowers and the like.
The dinner was faultlessly sorved by
the Loyal Sons, members of the
young men's class of the Christian
church Sunday school, who wore
their white Biilts. They were ably as
sisted by the ladies of the church.
All In all the occasion was a success
socially and financially, a neat sum
being realized by the ladles.
Fred II. Gorder, mayor of Weep
ing Water and one of Cass county's
best citizens was In the city today
looking after business matters. While
here Mr. Gorder called at the Jour
nal office and renewed his subscrip
tion for several years to come. Mr.
Gorder knows that To needs the
Journal in his business when it comes
to getting all the news of the county
and he wants the best.
Itch cured in 30 minutes by Wool
ford's Sanitary Lotion. Never falls.
Sold by Gerlng & Co., druggists
William R. Davis of Nehawka was
a guest at the Hotel Perkins over
night last evening, having come In on
the evening train.
Took All His Money.
Often all a man earns goes to doe-
tors or for medicines, to cure a Stom
ach, Liver or Kidney trouble that Dr.
King's New Life Pills would quickly
cure at slight cost. Best for Dyspep
sia, Indigestion, Biliousness, Consti
pation, Jaundice, Malaria and Debil
ity.' 25c at F. G. Fricke & Co.
Suffers Serious Accident.
Floyd Saxon, a well known young
man of Union yesterday sustained ser
ious Injuries to his left hand by the
bursting of a power wood saw whlca
he was operating. The hand was bad
ly cut and lacerated and surgical at
tention was necessary to save it. As it
was at least one of the fingers wilt
havo to be amputated and possibly
more. The accident was caused by a
defect In the saw It Is thought or by
possibly running it at too high rate
Not Coughing Today?
Yet you may cough tomorrow 1 Better be prepared for it
when it comes. Ask your doctor about keeping Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral in the house. Then when the hard cold
or cough first appears you have a doctor's medicine ate
hand. Your doctor's approval of its use will certainly:
set all doubt at rest. Do as he says. He knows J
No alcohol in this cough medicine. . c. A m Co., Lowell. ItfZ I
Robust health U a great safeguard against attack of throat and lung troubles, in t
constipation will destroy the best of health. Ask your doctor about Ayer's .
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