The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 06, 1910, Image 1

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NO 7.i
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Severe Attack of Heart Trouble Results in Death of This Most
Estimable and Highly Respected Lady.
From Tuesday's Daily
Last evening at near tiie hour o'
10 o'clock, Mrs. Anna Margaret Claus
was attacked with acute heart trou
ble from which she died within a few
minutes. Her son Peter had just
gone down to his store to replenish
the (oal in the furnace and was only o short time. He talked with
Ii is mother just before leaving the
nouse and she was then apparently
in her usual health, and had just
gone to bed, when he returned to the
house less than thirty minutes after
ward, Mrs. Claus was no more.
Anna Margaret Hurt was born in
Auskerchen, Rien Rifiance, Prussia,
about June 14, 1837, and resided
there with her parents until her mar
riage to William Claus when she was
of about the age of twenty-eight
She emigrated to America with her
.husband about 1865 and Settled in
IHinois, the next year the young cou
ple removed',t.o Chicago, where they
The Mellowness and Gentleness
of the Fall Season Sinks Into
Our Very Souls
"The melancholy days have come,
the saddest of the year," was written
by a poet, and poets are optimistic,
lie who beholds the grandeur of na
ture at this season and sees only a
melancholy sadness is a born pessi
mist. Only those with hope, who do
not understahd immortality, could
pass through such a season as this,
and fail to be Joyful. The mellow
ness and gentleness of the fall season
sinks deep Into our soul and invigor
ates It.
Spring is riotous. The buds seem
to shout their joy when they first be
held the sunlight; the birds newly
arrived from the southland are noisy
with their lovo songs and their pal
ings; streams and rivers murmur
loud and long their gladness in being
freed from winter bondage, and in
eprihgtime everything seems to un
bridle in mirth and sing a hallelujah
that reaches to heaven.
But if there were no morning, even
ing would be a sal affair. If there
were no hope tomorrow, today would
be dreary In its aspect, and so in the
haziness and drowsihess of the early
autumn, we find indications of the
day's work well done. The rustling
leaves do not spell death; they tell of
another life to be lived at another
timeof glories yet unseen building for
our enjoyment after a season of
peaceful meditation. We could not
have endless spring no more than it
would do to have endless youth. And
there is no need for strange or weird
feelings about the falling of the flow
ers or the droop of the foliage; noth
ing is connected wit h the fall season
to cause a melancholy thought. We
are only aware that in the coming of
the fall we are ushered one day near'
er to the open grave, but what of
that? Were we not born to die? And
by dying, do we not live again? At
last, have we not the right to expect
to live again? Only those who have
not accomplished the daily task need
regret the approach of the evening of
the year. The fall season ought to
be considered the buoyant season
the season when wo may sit in medi
tation, and contemplate the task well
done, and plan the task for tomorrow
in the light of the mistakes we have
made today. Lot us be conscious of
tho fact that what Is, is best; firm in
t ho faith that God, who made the
earth and arranged the seasons,
bullded wisely and for our eternal
For Sale.
264 aero farm, 4 miles west of
riattsmouth one and half miles from
grain elevator, well improved, and
known as the Jacob Horn farm. For
further particulars see Mrs. W. Hass
ler, riattsmouth, Neb.
resided for three years, when they
removed to Missouri. From Missouri
they moved to Crete, Nebraska, In
1879, and three years later came to
riattsmouth in 1S82, where ever
since she has resided to the time of
her death.
About seven years ago her hus
band, Mr. William Claus, dide, since
which time she has resided with her
sons Peter and Frank and her daugh
ter, Miss Bertha Claus. Nine chil
dren were born to Mr. and Mrs. Claus
Ave of whom survive to mourn her
death. Two daughters and two sons
died when young. The surviving
children are Peter, John, Frank, re
siding in this city; Jacob, a son resid
ing at Eli, Nevada, and Miss Bertha,
her daughter, residing in Platts
mouth. Mrs. Claus was a devoted Catholic
and will be buried according to the
ritual of that church. No arrange
ments for the funeral will be made
until Jacob, of Nevada, can be heard
From Tuesday's Dally
The Jury arrived today and from
the regular panel twelve men were
selected to try the rights of the par
ties In a case appealed frop the pro
bate court in which Carles Beckwith
sought to establish a claim for
f3.400.00 against the estate of his
uncle, Samuel Johnson, the wealthy
gentleman who died at Elmwood a
few years ago, leaving a will giving
the bulk of his property to an Elm-
iwood banker and lawyer, Mr. Jeary.
J The estate has been in court for some
j time and has been the subject of
much interest In legal as well as lay
circles. The burden of carrying the
estate and looking after the mainten
ance of the widow was more than
Mr. Jeary cared to continue, and he
finally released all right he held un
der the will of the deceased, turning
over some $15,000. 00 In cash and
quit claim deeds of the half section
of Cass county land as well as nu
merous pieces of Elmwood residence
The plaintiff in the action now be
fore tho court sets out in his petition
In substahce that he is the nephew
of the deceased, and that he resided
with the deceased and worked for
him for a period of twenty years,
and as a consideration for such ser
vices, his uncle agreed to make him
a beneficiary in his will and devise to
him an eighty-acre farm, which
j agreement his uncle failed to copply
with. The claim is opposed by the
widow and brother of deceased.
The widow has been represented In
the litigation by various members of
the bar, at one time in the early
stages of the litigation Mr. Byron
Clark, of Lincoln. The estate was
one of the largest in the vicinity of
Elmwood, as the deceased was the
owner of a large amount of personal
property beside valuable farm lands.
The interests of the heirs are repre
sehted by William Delles Dernier, of
Elmwood. The case is set for trial
tomorrow morning, at 9 o'clock.
Reception to Xew Officers.
The Knights and Ladies of Securi
ty, local Council No. 372, held a re
ception last evening and enjoyed a
general social time In honor of the
newly Installed officials who are to
serve durlhg the coming year. After
the regular order of business was dis
posed of and for the "good of the
order" Miss Ellen Windham gave a
very entertaining reading, which was
warmly applauded by all present.
After which Vice President II. B.
Windham read a humorous selection
from "Bill Nye" on the subject of
"Comets." Several vocal selections
were given by the choir, after which
a social time was had. Refreshmehts
consisting of sandwiches, pickles and
coffee, and Ice cream and cake, were
terved. There was an excellent at
tendance and an enjoyable evening
wag passed.
Mrs. Byron Clark spent the day In
the metropolis.
Mr. Gus Hires, the genial postmast
er at llavelock, recently purchased a
new automobile, and last Sunday
morning, in company with his wife
and Superintendent Griffith and wife,
who is in charge of the construction
of the llavelock shops for the Church
Westinghouse Keer Co., started in
Mr. Hires' automobile for Omaha.
After taking in the sights and what
ever else Mr. Hires could get a hold
of they started late in' the evening
I for llavelock and got caught In the
i rain close to Louisville.
In ascending a short grade Mr.
Hires' automobile slipped and instead
of going forward went backward, and
Mr. Hires being full of resources de
cided that if the machine was so
food in going backward he would try
it going that way up the hill. He
backed down to the bottom of the
grade and turned the machine around
and started backwards up the hill.
Unfortunately the machine took an
other notion and refused to back up
the hill, but ran forward down. Mr.
Hires had to go to a farm house and
get them out of bed and hire a team
to pull them up the hill. Along In
the wee small hours of the morning
the party was seen making their w ay
the best they could into South Bend,
where they caught a train for Have
lock. Mr. Hires, after he had rested
up, hired a team at llavelock and
went to South Bend and towed the
machine home. The friends of Mr.
Hires are surprised that he would
buy a cheap machine, knowing he
always wants the best there is to be
had of everything.
' Burglars Near This City.
Last Saturday afternoon, wnile
the family were all away from home,
f.ome bold thief broke the screen
from a window at the residence of
Julius Pitts, south of this city, and
entered the house through a kitchen
window, and rifled the house. The
thief secured from Miss Pitts' trunk
$30.00 in money, overlooking an
other purse which contained $25.00
more, in another part of the house
the burglar got two watches, four
rings, a breast bin and Julius' shoes.
No clue to the robber's Identity is in
sight. Mr. Pitts was away from
home thenshing, his sister and their
little neice left the house about ten
o'clock in the forenoon and did not
return until about ten in the even
ing. A stranger was seen in the
neighborhood about twelve o'clock,
and the same party was seen be
tween Plattsmouth and Mr. Pitts'
residence about two o'clock, and the
supposition Is that this is the guilty
party. If found the party can be
Identified. Mr. Pitts made a trip to
Omaha yesterday, but could get no
trace of tho missing property. The
county officers will have the matter
In charge, and the probabilities are
that the thief will be landed soon.
In the Court,
Ih the county court today Wllllap
J. Streight was appointed administra
tor of the estate of Mrs. Shera, the
lady who was murdered at Rock
Bluffs a few weeks ago. W. S. Shera
was in court and informed the court
of the nature and value of the estate.
Mabel Oliver obtained a decree of
divorce in the district court this
morning in tho case of Mabel Oliver
against Ceorgo W. Oliver. The
grounds alleged in the petition were
cruelty and desertion. William
Dulles Dernier appeared for the plain
tiff, who was in court personally
with the witnesses.
Mr. E. C. Tefft was al'lattsmouth
visitor today looking after business
matters in the district court.
Judge Travis listened to the argu
ments of attorneys oh a demurrer In
the case of tho State of Nebraska
against Noxon, a case where the de
fendant skipped his bail and left
his security to pay the bond, which
Noxon forfeited. Clark and Robert
son were for tho state, and I). O.
Dwyer for the surety on the bond.
Makes Another Trade.
C. E. Haney, of Glenwood, Iowa,
was In the city yesterday, and made
a trade for the Bauer property In the
west part of town, exchanging there
for 35 1-2 acres of land west of
Glenwood. The consideration being
$4,437.50. Mr. Haney has proved
quite a booster for Plattsmouth, this
making the seventh trade he has
made for property In this city. He
evidently believes an investment in
Plattsmouth property will bring forth
good results. Mr. Haney is a hus
tler, and ho mistake.
Capital City is Host for the Meet-
ing of German Alliance.
The Gereman day at Lincoln,
which will be held in the capital
city Thursday, the 6th inst., is in
remembrance of tho first German
gmigrants under I'astorius, A. D.,
The National German Alli
auce is not a political body, as the
first paragraph of the constitution
shows, the society only stands and
works for the Americanizing Ger
man self-conscloushess, furtherance
and preservation of the German lan
guage, the German customs and
manners, recognition of the German
merits, and for the whole prosper
ity of a great and free nation. The
program of the German day at Lin
coln Is in short as follows:
Wednesday, October 5th, business
meeting of the delegates of the dif
ferent German societies.
Thursday, October 6th, business
meeting In the forenoon. In the af
ternoon, parade begins at 1st South
of G street.
In the capltol building addresses
and songs will be held as follows:
1. Music.
2. Addresses by Hon. A. C. Shal
lenberger, the governor.
3. Chorus of United German
Singers Societies of Nebraska. (A)
"Under the Double Eagle by Das
4. Address by Mayor Don L.
5. Music.
6. Address of Julius Moersch, of
7. Song by the Chorus (a)
"Wenn die Schwalben Holmwert
zieln;" (b) "Ewlz llbe Heipat."
8. Addresses: 1 Prof. Fossler,
of the State University, theme.
"German Culture;" 2 Rev. Allen
boch, "The German School;" 3
Rev. Neuman, "The Ethical Influ
ehm and Mission cf the German
9. Music.
10. Songs by the Chorus: (a)
"Dcr Tag des Herrn;" b) "Er
Evening Song."
11. Music.
In the evening the guests are In
vited by the different German socle
tics of Lincoln.
Duty of Parents.
Now that the city schools have got
ten Into thorough running order, wo
must not forget that our chlldreh aro
still our children and tho moro In
terest we show In their school the
more its efficiency Is increased. There
Is no teacher worthy of the name who
is not pleased with tho Judicious ad
vice and assistance and Fympatby
from tho parents. Tho gulf is loo wide
between the home and the school,
and the more we help to bridge It
over the more wo are Improving not
only our own children, but the gen
eral tone of the school. If the chil
dren see that the parents appreciate
their teacher, they aro much more
apt to appreciate her themselves,
lend cheerful and willing obedience
to her wishes, and have a certain
pride in tho success of the school.
Death or Mis. Ilmkiiis.
Mrs. Henry Huckins, aped forty
eight, died at her home at Eigh
teenth and O streets at fi a. p. Sun
day. Mrs. Huckins has been afflicted
with tuberculosis. Mrs. Huckins,
whose maiden name was Olllo Golds
berry, came to Nebraska in 1872 ahd
settled with her parents in Nebraska
City, attending school there. Later
she graduated from tho Peru nor
mal. She has lived in Lincoln for
over twenty years. In April, 1904,
she married Mr. Huckins. She
leaves a daughter, Venus Jones, by
a former marriage, and an aged
father, whoso home Is Ih Omaha
Lincoln News.
Operated On Today.
From Tiiosdny's Dully
Virgil Mullis was a passenger to
Omaha on the morning train today,
where he visited St. Joseph's hospi
tal, to be present while his wife un
dergoes an operation for appendicitis.
The operation was to have been per
formed some days ago, but tho doc
tors discovered an abcess which had
to be given time to heal beforo the
operation for appendicitis could bo
C. M. Manners and wife and chil
dren, Harold and Josephine, visited
the Omaha carnival this afternoon.
Mr. Philip Rhin and Miss Minnie Fry are United in the Holy Bonds
of Wedlock at Home of Bride's Parents.
From Vednenduy" Daily.
At the residence of tho bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Fry,
just north of this city today, at ulgh
noon, occurred tho marriage of their
daughter, Miss Minnie, to Mr. Philip
Rhin, the popular young clerk at E.
G. Dovey & Son's store. Tho wed
ding was witnessed by the relatives
and a few friends of the contracting
parties. Tho ceremony was per
formed by Rev. W. T. Ratcllffo, of
the Christian church, and consisted
of the beautiful ring for in of service
and was very impressive.
Arthur Evans, of Glenwood, was
best man and Miss Pearl O'Nell, of
Glenwood, was bridesmaid. The
bride wore a beautiful white messl
line silk, and the bride's maid, a blue
silk. The decorations throughout
the parlors and dining room were
white and green.
After th eceremony and congratu
lations of tho happy couple, a sump
He So States in a Speech at
Lincoln Monday Night.
The following is a report of a re
publican meeting held in Lincoln last
Monday evening, at which William
Hayward, republican candidate for
congress, addressed seventy-five
members of the Union Veterans' Re
bublican club:
"William Hayward. first district
republican congressional candidate,
and candidates on the state and local
tickets, addressed seventy-live mem
bers of the Union Veterans' Republi
can club at G. A. R. hall last even
ing. Expressions of endorsement of
republican policies, office-holders,
and candidates were given vigorous
applause, Senator Burkett coming In
for a largo share of attention. Reso
lutions favoring tho republican can
didates were pnssed. President Win.
Gilford presided.
"Candidate Haywara rnmo out em
phatically In endorsement of the
Taft administration, characterizing
Taft as the "best progressive of them
all." In this sentiment he was
backed by Grant Martin, nominee
for attorney general, who gave a de
tailed review of what he considered
the salient accomplishments of the
republican party in Nebraska, and
In tho nation during the past four
"Mr. Hayward declared that In his
trip of last week through the First
district he found the people thor
oughly loyal, none trailing after
strange gods, lie found them be
lieving In Theodore Roosevelt, Presi
dent Taft and Senator Burkett. No
dime novel hero was thel" choice for
governor of tho state. Mr. Hayward
thought it strange that the most
abused congress of recent years
should be that of the past session,
which enacted more progressive leg
islation than any fivo congresses In
the history of the nation. In support,
ot this statement ho analyzed the
postal savings bank law and called
attention to tho passago of a rall
load bill in which sixteen of tho
nineteen recommendations of Presi
dent Taft wero embodied exactly as
written by tho executive office. He
declared his belief that the only ulti
mate fair solution of the tariff ques
tion would be by the action of a
non-partisan commission, the begin
ning of which was authorized by tho
l ayne-Aldrh h law.
Slock and (.'rain l'nmi for Sule.
222 acres 1 '4 miles east of Mur
ray and 7 miles south of Plattsmouth.
Good five room houso with excellent
stone cellar. Good $1,000 bnrn, and
other out buildings. Threo good,
living springs, one right at the house,
and everything comfortably situated.
Will be sold for $110 per acre, one
half down, and balance to suit pur
chasers at 8 per cent. Call or ad
dress me at Murray, Neb.
F. M. Young.
tuous wedding dinner was served,
prior to taking a hack for the Bur
lington station. Mr. and Mrs. Rhin
departed at 1:58 for Omaha, and
from thence they expected to go to
St. Louis and Illinois to visit rela
tives for a month, and they will be
at home after November 1st In Platts
mouth. These popular young people
are well known In this city. The
bride being the beautiful and accom
plished daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Fry, and has lived In Platts
mouth most of her life, having been
an attendant at tho public schools In
this city. Mr. Rhin Is an active
young business man of Plattsmouth,
having been employed for a long time
In the grocery department of E. G.
Dovey & Son's store, where ho has
made many friends by his honorablo
bearing and gentlemanly treatment
of customers of the store. The Jour
nal wishes Mr. and Mrs. Rhin a long
and prosperous career of doubte
Claude F. Anderson, of Pacific
Junction, desires tho names ot all
land holders o rothers along tho Mis
souri river who desire to go to
Omaha next Monday, Oct. 10, to at
tend an important meeting that has
to do with the Improving of the Mis
souri river. The plan lif to attend In
a body and you should let Mr. An
derson know at once. It Is a good
move and should Interest every bot
tom farmer. As large an attendance
As possible is desired. Spiaklng of
the meeting, the World-Herald says:
"Cable and sand methods of im
proving the Missouri river, compell
ing the stream to retain its channel
with sufficient water in it to insure
safe navigation, will doubtless bo
given a trial between Omaha and
Plattsmouth following a meeting of
the board of engineers to bo held In
Omaha, Oc tober 10.
"Major Schulz of the engineering
corps has given notice of this meet
ing and Invited all parties to bo
i present or send any communications
they desire on the plan proposed.
'Those who will attend are Major
Charles KeKller, Major M. L. Walker
and Major E. 11. Schulz, all of tho
United States army corps of engi
neers. The official (all for tho meet
ing recites that It Is for the purposo
of 'considering and reporting upon
cable and sand methods of river im
provement with a view to trial be
tween Omaha and the mouth of the
Platte river.'
This Is believed to be the first step
toward practical Improvement of the.
stream." Glenwood Tribune.
Doings on Clio Mlxsoini Paciiic.
Atchison Globe: Dick Smlthsen, who
has been In the employ of the Mis
souri Pacific many years, does not be
lieve the Missouri Pac ific will do any
thing to hurt Atchison. "The com
pany may move a few crews to Falls
City, but not enough to hurt," said
Mr. Smlthen. "Tho company needs
a big round houso at Falls City. Every
railroad man knows that Auburn
needs a new round house and the Im
provements at Falls City will take
the place of a new round house, at
Auburn. The engineers all over tho
west are preparing to ask tho rail
roads for overtime when they work
over eight hours. If this rule Is
adopted, It will shorten the runs, and
undoubtedly result In more crews be
ing stationed in Atchison. I cannot
see where Atchison is to be injured
by tho Missouri Pacific. Five years
from now I believe there will bo more
Missouri Pacific employes living In
Atchison than there aro at present."
Thirty Days and Cot.
From Wednesday'! Dnlly.
Chief of police, Cam Seybert, of
LotilBvllle, came to tho county Beat
today to bring Will Glrard, who had
been beforo Judge Lewis, ot Louis
ville, for drunkenness, and given
thirty days and costs.
Thus it la we sometimes get tho
undesirable citizens of other municipalities.