The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 25, 1910, Image 1

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Deceased Was Born in Virginia February 2, 1834 and Passed
Away August 22, 1910 at Masonic Home.
Fiom Monday's Dally
John S. Duke was bom February
2, 1831, at Wheeling, West Virginia.
Died at Masonic home August 22,
1910, at 12:25 a. m., aged 79 years,
6 months and 20 days.
Once more the grim horse and his
rider has visited our city and again
one of the old settlers of this com
munity has been stricken by the
hand of death.
John S. Duke who has been in bad
health for more than a month and
who has been in a critical condition
for several days past, departed this
life at the Masonic home at 12:25
this morning.
Mr. Duke was born in Wheeling,
Virginia, and grew to manhood there
and entered the service of his coun
try and fought bravely in a West
Virginia regiment until mustered
out. He came to Plattsmouth at the
close of the war and for a number
of years was engaged In the hard
ware business here, but ill health at
the time interferred with his conduct
ing the business, and he closed out
after running his store for twelve
years. After this for a long time he
mercantile establishment of Bennett
& Tutt. When this firm closed up
its business, Mr. Duke did not further
engage in business.
He was a strong adherent to the
Masonic fraternity, having been ini
tiated In to Kentucky Greenup lodge
July 2, 1860, and admitted to Law
rence lodge at Ironton, Ohio, March
14, 1870, and admitted to Platts
mouth lodge December 16, 1872. He
went to the Masonic home in Novem
ber, 1904, where he has since resid
ed. Mr. Duke was married in Iron
ton, Ohio, two sons were born of this
marriage, John and Charles, the old
er son and the wife of the de
ceased died some years ago.
The deceased is survived by his
son Charles and one brother and two
sisters. His brother, Elbert T. Duke
resides In Omaha while his sisters,
Mrs. L. D. Bennett and Mrs. Ella
Cooper both reside at Long Beach,
The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Ma
sonic home and will be under the
auspices of Lodge No. 6 of which de-
held the position of bookkeeper for ceased was a member.
Joseph Warga and Miss Marie
Langhorst United in Marriage.
From Monday! Dally.
The many friends in this city of
Miss Marie Langhorst and Mr, Joseph
Warga will be surprised to learn
that they were united in marriage
last Tuesday. August 16th, at Ket-
tlerville, O., the home of the bride.
When Mr. Warga started for Ketter
ville a few days ago, he modestly In
formed us that he was on his way to
St. Louis, Mo., but It has finally be
come know that he was bound for
Ohio and would return with his bride
in the near future. As stated above
Miss Langhorst and Mr. Warga were
married at the German Evangelical
church at Ketterville, at 3 'clock In
the afternoon of Tuesday, August
16th, the ceremony being performed
by the bride's father, Rev. August
Langhorst and witnessed by a large
number of relatives and friends. Fol
lowing the ceremony the relatives
and many friends repaired to the
parsonage where an elaborate wed
ding reception was tendered the
bride and groom. After spending a
few days visiting relatives in Ohio,
Mr. and Mrs. Warga departed for the
west and arrived in this city yester
day morning, and will spend a few
days visiting the groom's parents and
other relatives.
Both Miss Langhorst and Mr. War
ga are well known in this city, hav
ing resided here for a number of
years. Miss Langhorst is a sister of
Rev. Langhorst, formerly pastor of
the St. Paul's German Evangelical
church of this city, and has made
her home with him and his estimable
family for several years. She Is a
graduate of the high school of this
city, being a member of the class of
1908, and for the past two years has
been one of the efficient teachers of
this county. She Is a very preposses
sing young lady and made friends
with all whom she met. The groom
Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph War
ga of this city and is a young man
cf sterling worth. For the past sev
eral years Mr. Warga has been a
Tesldent of Denver, being employed
as tlner with one of the leading tirms
of that city. He has a large circle
of friends who will join us in ex
tending congratulations and wishing
him and his estimable bride a most
happy and prosperous life.
Mr. and Mrs. Warga expect to de
depart for Denver tomorrow morn
ing where they expect to make their
future home.
Paint the Hog Red.
From Monday's Dally.
Some heartless miscreant got hold
of Night Policeman Doc Young's
fine bird dog last night about one
o'clock and colored his beautiful coat
of hair a dingy candy red. The
pavement just west of the Journal
office Indicates where the foul, ven
geful piece of humanity perpetrated
the malicious mischief. Doc does
not know who did the deed, and it
will not be best for the lothesome
creature who practiced the joke to
confess it or down will come his meat
house. It was about one o'clock
this morning when doctor miss
ed the faithful animal which has
made the rounds with Doc every
night since he has been on the force
Doc Immediately went, to the corner
of Third and Main and whistled for
the dog, but failed to get him, he
then went to the Riley hotel, the west
end of his beat, and whistled him
again, but could see nothing of him,
and nearly an hour elapsed before
the dog put In Its appearance. The
dog's disfigured condition was not
noticed until It got light this morn
ing. Was Doc hot? Better not say
much about it to him. The hide of
the fellow who did it won't hold
much when Doc finds him out.
St. Paul's Church.
At St. Paul's church on Sunday
morning a reunion of the conflrm
ants of the church since its found
ing in Plattsmouth was held. A
large per cent of the young people
of the church was present to listen
to the excellent sermon preached by
Rev. Steger.
The choir sang: "Er Fuehret
mich." Rev. Steger had for his text
1 Timothy 6-12: "Fight the good
fight of faith, lay hold on eternal
life whereunto thou art also called
and hast professed a good profession
before many witnesses.'1 And he ad
dressed the young people In German
1 and in English.
At the close of the sermon a sold
sung by Miss Falter was enjoyed by
all present. A card with confirma
tion vows was also given those pres
ent and sent to those who were ab
sent. The number of confirmants
since the founding of the church Is
142, five of whom have died.
Congregations Growing Larger
and Larger Each Sunday
During the preliminary morning
service at the First Presbyteran
church yesterday morning the special
music consisted of a solo by Miss
Vallery who rendered. "The Earth
Is the Lord's" a soprano solo with a
power of shading only acquired by
years of cultivation.
Despite the intense heat a fine
audience greeted the pastor. The sub
ject of Rev. Gade's sermon was:
"Love." And among other things he
"True love reveals Itself in its
tender ministry to mankind. Like
the Master it Is ever going about do
ing good, and like Him seeks to save
that which was lost.
"The true definition of religion Is
not to be found alone In church mem
bership, not in forms of worship, not
In rigid conformity to a particular
faith, but in loving service for oth
ers, in lifting burdens from human
shoulders, la wiping away the tears
of sorrow, in drawing men toward
the eternal, and in making the world
brighter, purer and happier. Henry
Drummond said, that "love Is the
greatest thing in the world!" Love
pure, exalted love, free from all sel
fishness, embraces our fellowmen,
even our enemies. Avarice, Injustice,
cruelty and malice cannot live In the
presence of a pure love. The great
est needs today are love to God and
love to our fellow men. If we really
love God there will be no difficulty
in loving men.
"Wherever love moves life's bur
dens grow lighter, and much of the
world's darkness becomes dissipated
by Its radiant glow. Love for hu
manity will manifest Its Christ like
ness. To me the story Is very beau
tiful concerning Henry Ward Beecher
and the poor children of the street.
"On the last Sunday evening of
the great preacher's life, after he had
preached his last sermon in Plymouth
church and the great congregation
had gone, he tarried to listen to the
choir as they rehearsed the old fam
liar hymn: "I heard the voice of
Jesus say: "Come unto me and
"While he listened two children
of the street In faded and tattered
garments, wandered into the church,
and were Intently gazing up at the
organ. Mr. Beecher walked to where
they were standing, and laying his
hand on their heads kissed them,
and with his arms about around
them left the scene of his trials and
triumphs forever. It was a fitting
scene for the close of a great life
The Ereat2 man of eloquence and
fame shielding two poor, wandering
homeless children."
Next Sabbath, Rev. Gade will
preach a sermon of special interest
to all, and on the following Sunday
Sentember 4. a special sermon to
laboring men. A special Invitation
lx'9 Valuable II ore. (
Roy E. Howard, a prosperous
young Plattsmouth precinct farmer,
had the misfortune to lose a valuable
work horse Friday morning. Roy
had been allowing the team to take
a rest and bad them In the pasture
with a number of young horses. He
noticed that the animal did not come
up with the other horses, and upon
going In search of the missing horse
found him lying stretched out on the
grass dead. The cause of death was
unknown. As luck has it Roy will
not have to buy as he has a number
of young horses.
Saturday Sees Union Crowded
With Visitors.
Is extended to all who labor in of
flees, stores and shops to attend the
service on Labor Sunday.
Knjoys Picnic Supper.
The members of the Euterpean
Glee club Journeyed to Ferry Gten
Saturday evening for the purpose of
participating In an outing and enjoy
ing a meal in the open air. Various
amusements which assisted In mak
Ing the evening a most enjoyable
one were Indulged In. The supper
was served at a convenient hour and
was one which the Glee club found
dellghtfuly appetizing and pleasant
Those who attended were Mrs. M.
Howland, Miss Eaton; Mrs. Bertha
Todd, Misses Leona Brady, Etha Cra-
1111 . Jessie Moore, Miss Moore, Jen
nle Tuey, Mildred Cook, Alice Kerr
Mrs. J. R. Jones and caughter,
Agatha, returned today from Thur
man, la., where they attended the
camo meeting of the Latter Day
Saints. The tent meeting closed last Carrie Becker
nleht. Mrs. Jones and daughter were I
rmmminlP(t bv Mrs. Lamnson and! Matt Jirousek spent Sunday In the
Mrs. Knapp. r"y wi,h 1,18 parents.
The Old Settlers reunion which
closed Saturday at Union was one of
the most successful In the history of
the annual entertainments. The at
tendance on Friday was much larger
than any previous first day and Sat
urday an Immense crowd was pres
ent," the crowd going down from
Plattsmouth exceeding that In num
ber of any previous year.
The class of attractions were of
a different character, and much bet
ter, and seemed to please the people
better. The M. W. A. band of this
city was present both days and their
fine music was commented upon very
freely and to the great credit of the
boys. The Red Men of this city also
was an attraction which was very
suitable to the occasion, and won
many plaudits. Bixby, of the Lincoln
State Journal, was the center of at
traction as speaker on Saturday, and
was well received and also received
the strlckest attention from all who
beard him.
The ball game Saturday between
Peru and Plattsmouth was a hot one
and resulted In a score of 5 to 4 in
favor of Peru. Oscar Larson, one
of Plattsraouth'8 best best players,
was taken sick and unable to play,
perhaps will account for our boys
bad luck. And, then, some are dis
posed to criticise the umpire for some
of his decisions. The "rooters" for
the Plattsmouth team are not feel
ing very good over the decisions,
anyway. Jt is tne general opinion oi
many who witnessed the game that
Plattsmouth is able to beat Peru any
day in the week, and will demand a
return game just as soon as it can
be had.
Everything seemed to pass off
very quietly, ana peace ana joy
reigned supreme throughout. The
crowd Saturday was estimated at
nearly 5,000, and it Is very creditable
to the police force to know that such
good order was maintained through
out the entire two days.
Take it all In all the Old Settlers'
reunion for 1910 will go down in
history as one of the most successful
ever held, and It Is a great credit
to the people of Union In general,
and the management In particular,
that such Is the record.
The Association Shows a Mem
bership of Over Seven Thou-sand.
From TufMlay'i l'ally
Burlington employes who have re
turned from the Denver meeting of
the railway employes and Investors'
association are much pleased with the
showing made, are surprised at the
exhlbltlou of their own strength and
are enthusiastic over the prospects
for good that may come of their
organization, says the Lincoln Journal.
"We have seven thousand men In
line," says one of the delegates from
Lincoln, "and even with that three
hundred Burlington employes from
Sterling and Alliance arrived too late
to take part In the parade. The mat
ter of another showing of strength Is
under consideration and it Is possi
ble that a Missouri valley meeting
will be held in Omaha or Kansas
City before tho Chicago meeting. It
Is believed that thirty thousand vot
ers can be marshalled In parade line
at either Kansas City or Omaha,
while for the Chicago meeting a mon
ster parade of seventy-five thousand
railway men is being planned.
"We were told by Mr. Morrissey of
Denver that if plana are worked out
as it is hoped they will be the end
of strikes and labor disputes will be
In sight. He says the railroads are
willing to pay employes all the earn
ings will bear, and that In the future
It may be that railway men can have
their wages raised without making a
demand for a raise. This, he thinks
will be a future rule.
"Mr. Morrissey showed that while
wages are raised In good times they
are not cut when depression comes.
Of course the roads must reduce It's
forces and economize in other ways
but they do not reduce wage ached
ules. If employes will work toward
the roads' Interests the roads will In
turn take care of the employes. The
Idea to be worked out Is for the mu
tual benefit of both. The roads are
to be protected by the ballot from
hostile and damaging legislation. The
employes are to have friendly candl
dates pointed out, and these they
will support.
"Denver business men showed the
employes a friendly spirit. An oppor
tunity to see Denver was given free
and the Colorado roads showed that
nothing asked for was too good to be
given. We had the time of our lives
in Denver."
The representatives from Platts
mouth, who went on the excursion
returned home, the most of them
Sunday evening. There was twenty
seven in the bunch, and they enjoyed
the trip very well, and had a plena
ant time while In Denver.
In County Court.
The will of Ixmlse Mlckel, deceas
ed, was proposed for probate in the
county court today, and there being
no objections to the same, Judge Bee
son 'allowed the will as propounded,
and apointed C. H. Taylor as execu
tor of the same, he having been nam
ed In the will.
In the matter of the guardianship
of the minor children of John Albert
Bauer, which was set down for trial
today, the same was continued to
the 24th of August, being Wednes
day. The matter of appointing a guar
dian for William Albln, Incompetent,
was also before the court this after
noon. W. B. Banning who has been
filling the position satisfactorily to
the court has tendered his resigna
tion. It Is a difficult matter to find
any one w ho Is willing to assume the
responsibility of the position. Mr.
Banning made his final report today
which was approved by the court.
Where Mistakes are Made.
If the Chautauqua, reunions and
carnivals have nou proved a success
financially and otherwise this year
It can be attributed to the fact that
two many of them have been held In
southeast Nebraska on the same
dates. Take Cass county for Instance
the Elmwood chautaunua, . the
Louisville carnival and the Old Set
tiers' reunion, at Union, all going on
at the same time. And, besides, the
Nebraska City Chautauqua was
going on all last week. This Bhould
not occur again. It Is just as easy
to use a little head work In making
dates, by corresponding with manag
ers of these entertainments, so that
they will not occur In the same week
next year. There Is all of September
in which to make dates and all of
them better patronized. Watch It
next year.
Hon. Joint A. Maj; ii I re In Town.
From Monday's Dally.
Congressman Magulre came down
from Lincoln this morning to visit
some of his Plattsmouth friends, re-
urning to the state capital on the
afternoon train. Mr. Magulro Is
looking well, and feels that the Dem
ocrats will be successful In Nebraska
this fall. The nomination of Will
Hayward by the Republicans does not
seem to worry him In the least, and
he believes that he Is easier beat than
some other Republicans he could
mention. Congressman Magulre has
been with the people In all his acts
In congress, and while on the minor-
ity side of the house, he has done re
markable well. He has won the ap
robration of the famers of the First
district, who know Just where to
find him, while with Hayward they
cannot tell Just where he Is at. We
acknowledge a pleasant visit from
our good friend.
Narrow ICw-ape.
A special from Louisville under
date of August 21, says: "Because
the regular balloon man with the
amusement company which Is playing
here failed to put In an appearance,
Frank Lewis, a young man whose
home Is in St. Joseph, Mo., made his
maiden balloon ascension at this
place last night. He rose about five
hundred feet in the air when the bal
loon would not go higher. It sank
among the trees and was blown along
by the wind, greatly endangering the
life of young Lewis, who for some
time was unable to disentangle him
self from his parachute ropes. When
the balloonist became free from the
balloon, the large bag was blown
several miles across the river."
Take an Outing.
From Monday's Dally.
Thomas Walling and wife and
three sons, Thomas, Robert and Leo
nard and (laughter, Mary Margaret,
returned from the state fisheries this
morning where they have enjoyed an
outing. The party was accompanied
by Miss Katie MjeHugh and was
Joined at the fisheries by Miss Katie's
mother, Mrs. McIIugh and daughter
Mary of Falls City. Miss Katie re
rtminpd for a few days visit with
relatives at South Bend.
Klchiml S. Hull Dead.
Richard S. Hall, one of Omaha's
most prominent attorneys, died at his
home here shortly after noon Sun
day. His illness, acute kidney trou
ble from which he had suffered sev
eral years, took a serious turn three
weeks ago, since which time he fall
ed rapidly. He is survived by (
wife and three children. Mr. Hall
had been a resident of Omaha about
thirty years and was about fifty-five
years of age. As an attorney he was
most successful, and is said to have
been paid the largest fee of any law
yer in Nebraska. He was attorney
for the Omaha Water company In Its
suit against the city and Is said to
have been paid $250,000 when the
court decided that the city must take
over the plant on the valuation fixed
by the appraisers.
Recount J n Twelve Com Mien.
From Monday's Dally.
Judge B. S. Ramsey received
message from Governor Shallenber-
ger this afternoon stating that the
county clerk would receive notice of
the call for a recount of the vote In
Cass county. The governor Invited
Judge Ramsey to be present and see
the recount. The Judge received a
message from Governor Shallenbcr
ger's private secretary stating about
the samo thing, but placed the num
ber at thirteen In which a recount Is
to be made, whereas the governor
had stated the number at twelve.
In Honor of Minn Allen Root.
Miss Marie Bookmeyer delightful
ly entertained a few of her young
lady friends Thursday evening at her
home in the west part of town In
honor of Miss Alice Root of Lincoln,
who has been visiting relatives and
friends in this city for the past sev
eral days. The time was very plens
antly spent In several contests which
had been planned by the hostess for
tho occasion. One was a contest in
which each was to pick up peanuts
with a hatpin and the one picking up
the most in a certain length of time
was awarded a prize and tho one
picking up the least, who received a
prize. Miss Helen Jess captured the
first prize and Miss Bess Edwards
the booby prize. In another contest
which was held during this evening's
entertainment, Miss Alice Root car
ried off the first prize and Miss Hel
en Jess the booby prize. Dainty re
freshments were then served and an
hour or so spent In social conversa
tion, music and the like brought to
a close this splendid entertainment.
Those in attendance were: Misses
Helen Jess, Marie Hiber,.Anna Kopla,
Clara Wohlfarth, Crete Brlggs,
Clara Bookmeyer, Bess Edwards,
Alice Root of Lincoln, Anna Tala
Four Itlg Days.
The Journal office has just turned
out 3,000 large posters advertising
the Base Ball Tournament which
commences at Avoca on Wednesday,
August 31, and continues four days.
Several of the leading teams of south
eastern Nebraska have been entered,
and It Is expected that this will he
one of the most Interesting base ball
evenU ever oceurlng In this section
of the state. Besides the ball play
ing there will bo good band music
every night. All to wind up with a
grand dance Saturday night. All are
Invited to attend. The business men
of Avoca extend a cordial Invitation
to everyone, and assure all a good
Recover Slowly.
From Monday'a Dally.
L. A. Young of Nehawka who had
his leg broken nine months ago by
having a mule fall on him, was In
the city today en route to Omaha to
see Dr. Allison. Although Mr. Young
still uses his crutches, he says that
he can now . bear a little weight on
the injured leg. The leg was broken
In three places, and has been a most
difficult break to heal. It has only
been a short time since the doctor
would allow him to bear any weight
on it at all, and Mr. Young feels con
siderably encouraged at the prospect
of rapid improvement from now on.
Ball (lames.
Saturday the Loulsvlllo ball team
w. n Snrlnufield at the former
place by a score of 13 to 0. Elm
wood beat Manlcy, on tho grounds of
tiiA fnrmpr on the same date by a
socre of 1 to 0. It will be remem
bored that at the Odd Fellows' pic
nle at Avoca Manley beat Elmwood
by a score of 8 to 5.
To Hid Her KooG-ny.
From Monday's Dally.
Mrs. George bwm ana uaugmer,
Annie, and grandson, Master Robbie
Burkley of St. Joseph, Mo., returned
home today after a short visit with
her cousin, Mrs. Fred Patterson and
other relatives and friends. Mrs.
Deem Is a former resident of Platts
mouth and vicinity, and was wel
comed by a host of friends, after an
absence of fifteen years. Theodore
Amlck and Ed. Slocura drove In from
near Murray with two autos well
loaded with relatives to bid them
good-by, and Insisted on their not
waiting so long between visits.