The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 24, 1910, Image 1

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Miss Alice Dovey in an Interview
How it Feels to Be
Sunday's Chicago Tribune contains
a delightful interview with Miss Alice
Dovey, the prima donna of Lew
Fields' "Old Dutch," playing this
week In Chicago. The Journal takes
pelasme in printing this happy little
Interview which is so characteristic
of the little star. Miss Dovey is mak
ing a great hit in her new role in
Chicago as well as New York. Next
week the play moves to St. Louis for
a week after which the company goes
to Kansas City. Owing to the in
dependents not having a theatre in
Omaha the announcement of her visit
to that city was in error and Kansas
City will be as close as Miss Dovey
fan get to her old home. The loss of
the Gayety or the Burwood to the
Independents closed them out of the
Omaha field as the other theatres
are all controlled by the syndicate or
trust. The Tribune's interview la as
"The Barnstorming Babies."
This was the name under which,
ot so many years ago, Alice Dovey,
prima donna with Lew Fields, and her
sister Ethel traveled through Ne
braska, and with many a laugh at
thought of "the old days" the former
discussed her experience in the parlor
ef the Bismark hotel, where she is
stopping during the Chicago engage
Kent. "We were always crazy to go on
the stage the two of us," she said.
"We made up our minds that we
would, I am confident, before we were
out of long clothes and we never
swerved one iota from our determina
tion. And we wanted to do the big
things. No musical comedy or things
' of the kind for us. We wanted io
play Romeo and Juliet and Ophelia
and all the classic plays the two
little snips of us! Why, our legs didn't
look much bigger than toothpicks and
Ihe rest of us was built accordingly.
"Well, we studied with a teacher
in Nebraska for a while and then we
went to Europe with our grandmother
and spent five years there studying
dramatic art and singing. Mme. Cel
lini used to rave over my voice and
prophesy what a wonderful singer I
was to become. At about that time,
owever, my mother came after us
and took us back to' Nebraska.
"Nothing would do then but that
she let us travel around through the
little country towns and give per
formances. Finally she agreed to this
and we started out. We were Just
like regular stars had an advance
man and bills posted all over fences
with our names on them and every
thing. And how proud we were of it
"I remember one day, as we were
driving along a country road, a wo
man and a little girl, evidently from
some farm, passed us. The little girl
was carrying a basket of berries. As
she spied us she stopped so suddenly
that she spilled all the fruit and call
ed to her mother, who was a little
distance behind her:
There is No More Dependence
to Be Placed in Him Than
Other Weather Prophets
The second predicted storm for
last week arrived on time Saturday
Ight, or rather early Sunday morn
ing, when snow commenced falling
and during the greater part of t..e
morning the fleecy mantle continued
o descend and by noon several in
ches of snow lay over the landscape.
In the afternoon the skies cleared
and it was plcasnnt, although rather
told. Last night was sharp and
ciear and this morning thermometers
In various parts of the city registered
from 6 to 10 below zero. The high
winds which were predicted for today
fulled to materialize, much to the re
lief of everybody. The papers this
morning do not contain anything con
cerning a bad storm and it seems to
have disappeared without any mater
ial damage.
in the Chicago Tribune Tells
a Child Actress.
"O, maw, look quick. It's them
play actor girls.
"Well, maybe you think we weren't
stuck up for about three days! To
thing that we were even recognized
on the highways as being actresses.
It came near being too much."
"Were you playing 'Romeo and Jul
iet' at that time?" queried the visi
tor. "Indeed, yes and Ophelia! I was
Ophelia when that happened, and I
guess everybody who attended the
shows agreed I was without question
the craziest Ophelia that they ever
"Nothing ever feazed us. One
night we were playing in a theatre
where the stage property was not all
that it might be. In the balcony
scene two men had to stand under
the balcony and support it while I
leaned over and did my part. But I
didn't mind it a bit.
"The people used to love to have
us come to the towns and many times
we would not be allowed to go to the
hotels, but would be the guests of
the best families. Then we had re
ceptions given in our honor and all
that. O, were you ever at a reception
in a small town? No? Well, you've
missed part of young lire.
"The first one that was ever given
for me was in linion, Neb., and I
was so small that I had to stand on
a piano to receive the guests. But
I wasn't the least bit self-conscious.
These people were interested in me
because of my art, I knew, and, as
my art was such a wonderful thing
to me, I had no embarassment what
ever in standing up as a representative-
At the present time Miss Dovey is
not "much bigger than a minute, as
some of her friends are fond of put
ting it. Looking at her slight little
figure one wonders where such a big
voice can find room. She is pale and
dark eyed and dark haired and ex
ceedingly vivacious and interesting.
She laughed when asked where she
put her voice and answered:
"Well, I am not conscious of hav
ing it anywhere, but you make me
think of what Mme. Cellini said to
me one time when I visited her in
after years. She said:
" 'O, child, how you used to sing!
How you used to sing with those lit
tle legs of yours!' "
In connection with Miss Dovey it
is stated that she will appear next
spring in another Lew Fields' produc
tion which will be a musical review
along the lines of "Follies of 1909,"
the name of which is not yet selected.
In this company will also appear Miss
Ethel Dovey and her husband Frede
rick Truesdell. Rehearsals for the
new production will commence im
mediately following the close of the
present tour of "Old Iutch" and
continue the greater part of the sum
mer so that the Misses Dovey and Mr.
Truesdell will not have much time
to spend the summer at home in this
The predictions in the weekly fore
cast of the weather bureau for the
coming week, however, are not at all
pleasing. For Nebraska the predic
tion for today is fair In the east;
snow in west portion Monday; colder
in south portion; Tuesday, probably
The bureau further says: "Heavy
overcoats and warm furs will be In
demand all over the country during
the present week. Unusually stormy
and cold weather is the Indication In
practically all of the districts from
the Rockies to the Atlantic coast,
and from the Rockies over the north
Pacific states.
A storm area tomorrow and Tues
day will cross the central valleys, at
tended by heavy snow In the north
ern, rain or snow in the middle, and
aln In the southern parts of the coun
try. Clear, cold weather will follow
the storm, overspreading the Missis
sippi valley and the upper lakes Mon
day. A Ffcond sforiii, also to be follow
ed by a cold wave, will appear In the
extreme west about Tuesday and
cross the plains and central valley
states Wednesday.
Nice prospect, eh! Abas the ground
Krai Estate Transfers.
Several mortgages and transfers
were placed on record today in the
office of Register of Deeds Snyder
including a conveyance of the south
half of the northwest quarter of sec
tion 3, town 10, range 13 from C. M.
and Sarah A. Whitehead to Jefferson
D. .Cross for the consideration of
T.000T. V, . , .,
A mortgage deeds was. also filed
from G, W., and. Llbble Walling to
A." D. ' Wejton 'for', $768.60 covering
wo-thirds interest of mortgage In lots
12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 In West
A mortgage deed was also filed by
Wilhelmina and Aug. Bach to the
First National bank of Plattsmouth
for $500 covering tax lot 15, section
4, town 11, range 14, Plattsmouth.
A warranty deed was filed by Carl
5. and Henrlette Jack covering the
west half of the west half of the
northeast quarter of section 18, and
the east 28 acres of the northwest
quarter of section 18, which is con
veyed to Emery Clemens for the con
sideration of $8,700.
The C. B. & Q. Ry., also excuted a
land contract to Andrew Hamlo of
the southwest quarter of section 19,
town 11, range 9.
Funeral Held Here Yesterday
Interment Made at Oak Hill
The remains of the late Mrs. Thos.
Hodgson arrived in this city yester
day morning and were taken direct
ly from the train to Oak Hill ceme
tery where they were laid to rest bo
side the husband of the deceased.
There were no services held in this
city save the burial service of the
Episcopal church which was given
at the cemetery by Canon Burgess.
A daughter and her husband and a
grand-daughter as well as several
close personal friends accompanied
the remains from Galesburg, 111., to
this city.
Deceased was xty-one years of
age at the time of her death and was
a native of England: She was mar
ried to Thomas Hodgson in that coun
try many years ago, and together they
came to America,. locating in this city
for several years where he was em
ployed In the Burlington shops here.
After several years here Mr. Hodgson
was transferred to different points on
the Burlington and eventually located
at Galesburg, where they had a
daughter living. Some nine years ago
Thomas Hodgson died and his re
mains were Interred In Oak Hill ceme
tery at this place, A daughter was
married in this city twenty years ago
to W. C. Coates of Galesburg, 111., by
Canon Burgess, the wedding taking
place on the day following the death
of a sister of the bride, all the ar
rangements having been completed
before her death. The daughter was
buried at Oak Hill also. ,
Mrs. Hodgson will be recalled by
numerous Plattsmouth people who
knew her as a most lovable, christian
woman who was an ideal wife and
mother and the deepest sympathy
goes out to the afflicted daughter.
Narrow Escape.
W. D. Jones last Saturday night
had a narrow escape from very ser
ious injury and possible deatn while
engaged in sewing up a lecerated
leg of a mare belonging to John Bee
son. He was called to attend to
the animal which was badly cut on
one of the legs and was Just in the
act of sewing up the injured member
when the animal suddenly one of Its
heels, striking Mr. Jones over the
right eye and hurling him backward
against the side of the stable. Very
fortunately tho blow was delivered at
close rango for the full force to be
felt and nothing more than a bruis
ed and lacerated temple was the re
sult. The force of the blow, how
ever, was such that he was thrown
against the side of the barn with
considerable force and sustained a
badly bruised hip. He administered
home remedies to tho several wounds
and contusions and was able to be
out of tho houue yesterday morning,
although he did not feel as young and
foxy as he might. Ha was thankful
that the Injury was no worse, how
ever, as It might have been a very
serious one. The full force of the
kick delivered at the spot where the
animal landed the blow would havo
resulted in death and it was a miracle
that Mr. Jones was standing as close
as he was and escaped so luckily.
The Event Was in the Shape of a
Surprise to Mrs. Thomas South
The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas South last Saturday even
ing 'was the scene of a happy gather
ing: when a arge number .of friends
of Mrs. South, gathered .there and
gave her a birthday, surprise party,
the i occasion being her thirty-first
birthday. The affair had been ar
ranged by her husband quite un
known to her and she was greatly
surprised when the large party came
trooping In on her. She speedily re
covered herself possession and soon
made her friends at home, the even
ing being one of the most enjoyable
they have ever put in.
The pleasant features of such gath
erings were much in evidence in
cluding a number of fine musical sel
ections, both vocal and Instrumental
and, the playing of many games of
various sorts. To cap the climax
there was spread at a late hour, a
table which was laden with all the
delicacies of the season, the guests
corajng prepared to enjoy a feast than
which few better have ever been ser
ved In the city.
So. carefully had the supper fea
ture been looked after that none left
the'South residence but felt that they
had been amply recompensed for their
coming and when the hour came for
the; merry party to break up there
were none but had the deepest re
gret so pheasant had the evening been.
They depatred for tjheir homes after
having extended their best wishes for
the recurrence of many more anni
versaries for their delightful hostess.
Those attending included Messrs.
and Mesdamcs B. C. Hyde, H. G. Van
Horn, George Perry, Jacob Jones,
Joshua Andrews, Henry Steinhauer,
George Ward, W. M. Gravctt, Cath
erine Lindsey, Mrs. Grace Nellgh,
Mrs. Erall Lamborg, Mrs. Sarah Cole
of 'Hamburg, la., Mrs. Sarah White
of Hamburg, la., Misses Eva Ward,
Ellen Lindsey, Esther Jones, Trua
South, Mr. James Andrews, William
Andrews, Sandy Andrews.
An KHrt at the llimineNN.
Myron E. Wheeler who has been
reporting the Bllsh case for the Bur
lington road, was compelled to come
down to the city yesterday afternoon
to extend some or the testimony and
will remain to finish taking down of
the testimony. He was accompanied
by George Mechem, one of his ex
pert stenographers and typewriters
who transcribed the notes and return
ed to Lincoln this morning. Mr.
Wheeler, as is generally known, while
a young man, is one of the oldest
stenographers in the service in this
country, having been in the businss
for the past twenty-eight years. It
is understood there Is only one other
stenographer in the state exepeda
his length of service. Mr. Wheeler
has a very large establishment at Lin
coln, employing a great many expert
typists and stenographers and hand
ling a vast amount of such work.
His services are In constant demand
and he is frequently called to all parts
of the country on this business. The
office which he maintains in Lincoln
Is one of the most complete in the
country and is equipped with all the
modern devices for expediting busi
ness. The notes taken down by Mr.
.Wheeler are read by bim into a
phonograph, a largo numoer of sylin
ders being in constant use, the cylin
ders being placed In the machines
and reading the copy to the typists.
In this manner a vast amount of testi
mony can be transcribed in a very
short time. Mr. Wheeler was born
in this city and is well known to the
older residents, he having left here
many years ago, and they take a Just
pride in the rise which he has made
in his chosen profession and the dig
nity which he has lent to the work.
The work in the Bllsh case promises
to be quite extensive and will form
a voluminous record when It Is com
pleted. John Mdslnger, one of the best of
Cass county's citizens living near Ce
dar Creek, was in the city Saturday
afternoon and renewed his subscrip
tion to the Semi-Weekly Journal. The
Journal Is qulto proud of having such
excellent citizens as Mr. Melsingcr on
Its list and hopes to long continue to
have the pleasure of carrying the
news to him.
Fresh fruits of all kinds at Ed.
Funeral of William Wohlfarth.
The remains of the late William
Wohlfarth arrived in the city this
morning from New York City, hav
ing been brought here for Interment
by his brother Christian G. Wohlfarth
and the latter's son Paul. Mr. Wohl
farth died in New York City on last
Monday, a message being sent his
brother here.
The funeral of the deceased will
take place tomorrow (Tuesday)
morning from the undertaking rooms
of Mlcheal Hild on south Sixth street.
Services will be held at Oak Hill
cemetery by Rev. Steger of St. Paul's
Evangelical church. Interment will
be In Oak Hill.
William Wohlfarth was born in
Germany on November 23, 1853, and
died in New York city on Feb. 12,
1910, at the age of 46 years, 2 months
and 19 days. His early life was spent
tn Germany where he grew up as a
travelling salesman, being employed
in that business for several years be
fore coming to this country. He
amlgrated to" America in the year
1879 and for a number of years, he
travelled over America going as far
west as San Francisco, and thence
making his way back, stopping for
some, time in Helena, Mont. At var
ious places where he stopped he fol
lowed his profession of book-keeper
and accountant and in Nov. 1886, he
came to this city where he took the
position af book-keeper for his broth
er Christinn, who had then taken over
the business of Bauer & Wohlfarth,
and who for several years ran a groc
ery and queenware store in this city.
Here he remained for some six or
seven months when he again went
east, eventually locating in New York
city where for the past seven years he
has been running a book store. He
was a Blngle man of quiet, reserved
tastes and a great lover of books.
Deceased is survived by one broth
er Christian of this city, and a sister
living in Germany. Ills cousin, Wil
liam Wohlfarth is also a resident of
this city. The most sincere symapthy
of a very large number of friends is
extended to the sorrowing brother
In his bereavement. . .
Remove to Xenr Nehawka.
John A. Doughty, one of the best
citizens from the vicinity of Nehawka,
Is in the city today, having driven up
In company with one of his neighbors
to assist Lincoln Denson In moving
his household goods down to that
section where Mr. Dcnson has taken
work. While here Mr. Doughty call
ed upon the Journal and renewed his
ubscrlptlon to the Bcrai-weekly, some,
thing which Is much appreciated by
the publisher. Mr. Denson has ac
cepted a Job with one of Mr. Dough
ty's neighbors and the Journal has
no hesitancy in stating that he is a
mighty good man as his employer
will find. In fact, this is a case
where all parties are open to con
gratulations as Mr. Denson secures a
location among some mighty good
people while they secure an excellent
nighbor in Mr .Denson.
Born on M. V. Train.
Passengers on the Lincoln train on
the Missouri Pacific Saturday evening
were consldearbly Jolted up between
Nehawka and Weeping Water. It is
not unuBunl for them to be Jolted up
on this road but this was not In the
usual sense and is merely figuratively
speaking. A family of Russian eml
grants en route to Lincoln had an
addition while the train was speed
ing along, a baby being born to them.
The people were named Henry Phillip
and wife and were en route to rela,
tlves named Johannes Schmal, living
In Lincoln. The Lincoln police were
notified of the birth of the child
and had an ambulance waiting for the
train as well as the city physician.
The mother and child were taken in
the ambulance to the Schmal home,
none the worse for their unusual ex
perience. Will locate in This City.
Dr. Herman Grccder, at present
employed as a government inspector
of stock, located at Ames, la., has
resigned his position and will locate
In this city where he will practice
his profession of veterinary surgeon.
Dr. Greeder comes to this city very
highly recommended as a veterinary
and doubtless will provo a most ac
ceptable addition to the professional
men of the city. He has had a great
denl of experience In veterinary work
and is well qualified to cope with
the most troublesomo complaints of
the animal kingdom. He expects to
move his family to this city about
tho first of April, and will occupy the
property of Thos. South in South
A Most Delightful Event for All
Who Were Present.
The Instructors of our city schols.
as well as a number of young people.
were entertained in a most delightful
manner at the hospitable home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Newell on Saturday
afternoon by their daughter Miss Ber
nlce. When invited to the Newell
home everyone always expects a fine
time and expectations were fully rea
lized in the entertainment of Satur
day afternoon. For a time music,
both vocal and instrumental, social
conversation and the like were thor
oughly enjoyed. Previous to the ar
rival of the guests, advertlsemnts had
been pinned on the walls of the var
ious rooms and during the afternoon
pencils and paper were distributed
and the guests requested to guess
what was being advertised. Five suc
ceeded in guessing the same number
and in the cut for the prize, Miss
Pearl Staats was awarded the first
prize and Miss Hawksworth carried
off the booby prize. Following this
contest, each guest was requested to
write a few lines of poetry and in this
most arduous task, Misses Howard,
Johnston and Hawksworth were win
ners but Miss Howard received tho
prize. Small tables were then placed
In the parlors, at which the guesu
were seated, four at each table, their
places at these tables being marked
by dainty little place cards. A most
elegant dinner was then served, Miss
Bernlce being assisted by Miss Bertha
Rlchoy and Mrs. Newell. After the
tables had been removed an hour or
so was most enjoyably spent In danc
ing th Virginia Reel, after which the
guests departed for their homes in
debted to the hostess for the delight
ful evening spent.
Those who enjoyed Miss Newell's
hospitality on this occasion were Miss
es Nettle Hawksworth, Pearl Staats.
Alma Larson, Alice Johnston Elva
Douglass of Bessett, Neb., Amelia and
Henrietta Marten, Claire and Hazel
ovey, Homing, Shlpman, Verna Cole,
Marthnt Goehry, Mabel Davis, Gladys
Sullivan, Cnrriu Greenwald, Pearl
Nicholas, Genevieve Howard, Mar
garet Hodgert Helen Travis, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Gamble and Mr. B. L.
Recommend Preparation.
George W. Snyder, t'ue well knowir
horse and cattle man ot the precinct,,
was in the Journal office Saturday
and took occasion to say that he 1
shaking, hands with himself over the
good work which W. D. Jones did for
him last week when he had a mare
which was Bick with kidney trouble.
The mare became affected cn Tuesday
night last and for a while he thought
he was going to lose her. He tele
phoned Mr. Jones In this city and
the latter ordered him to use several
bottles of a medicine which Mr. Jones
sells for such troubles on the animal
and relieve her until such a time as
he could get out there. Mr. Snyder
has always made it a point to keep
this medicine in the nouse, aavlngr
learned from past expc.-iotl-e in at it
was Invaluable for animal troubles
and he took one bottle and gave It
to the animal. It apparently did not
do much good and he telephoned Mr.
Jones who told him to give here an
other which he did. Mr. Jones ar
rived on the scene shortly afterwards
and gave the animal s6me more but
It was along In the afternoon before
the medicine took effect when the
animal became easier and eventually
recovered. The use of this medicine
obviated the use of instruments and
Mr. Snyder is more than pleased over
the outcome. He is loud In praise of
this remedy which Is manufactured
by Mr. Jones who has It for sale.
It can also be obtained at F. O.
Frlcke's and Mr. Snyder advises all
farmers having animals worth keep
ing to lay in a 8tofc of It. By the
use of it this one time Mr. Snyder
feels that he is ahead one $250 mare.
Claus Boetal departed this morning
for Omaha where he has taken a posi
tion with the Standard Oil company
as a wagon driver. Mr. Boeial has
lived In this city for many years, In
fact, nil his life and is an energetic
hard worker, lie is a young man who
does not know what it is to get tired
and he will give his new eployers the
best of service. His family will fol
low later to his new home and the
best wishes of his many friends g
with him.