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PLATTSMOUT11, NEBRASKA. MONDAY NOVEMBER 28, l'JIO
A CLERGYMAN'S GOIIIP"
II BEHBS IF SI. Li
Presented at the Parmele Theater Last Evening to a Very Large
and Highly Appreciative Audience.
From Friday's Pally.
"A Clergyman's Courtship," the
beautiful New England pastorial
comedy drama, was presented to a
very large and appreciative audience
at the Parmele theater last evening,
the production being under the direc
tion of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Austin, for
the benefit of the St. Luke's choir,
and we would say that they were well
chosen, as all seemed well fitted for
the role. The play was one of real
New England life, taken from a little
country village, and the lines being
exaggerated very little from lffe.
Arthur Grayhurst, the ambitious
village clergyman, was well played
by Mr. Austin. He met with the usual
numerous obstacles which are con
tinually presenting themselves in the
pathway of the average village min
ister, and who was very successful in
maintaining harmony in the numer
ous circles of his little congregation,
principally by giving each member a
voice, and usually consenting to let
them have their own way.
Jerrold Brlce, his young attorney
friend and ardent worker In the
church, and In love with Arthur's
sister Alice, was well rendered by
Mr. Will Egenberger. He made an
excellent appearance on the stage,
and his lines were well delivered.
The character of Jonas Dixon, lead
er of the village choir, and numerous
other tasks to perform in this life,
by Jay Selvers, was good. The In
terest he took in the success of the
choir was just a little out of the
ordinary, his time being so thorough
ly occupied that he compelled the
members of the choir to rehearse as
early as six o'clock In the morning
so that he would be able to get in a
full day's work before night.
Jacob Snyder, the German theatri
cal manager, by Stanley Kuhns, was
an excellent character. While his
lines were limited, as the boys in the
gallery would say, he was "there and
over" In the makeup. He made a
good German character, possessing
the appearance of a professional In
every way, and carried his lines well.
Reuben Stebbins, the sleepy jani
tor, by Glen Scott, whose arduous
duties at the church and opera house,
kept him tired from early morn 'till
late at night, was exceptionally good.
He sure possessed the appearance of
a very much overworked young man,
one with very limited ambition, and
simply wanted plenty of sleep, and he
was not to blame if he did not get it.
The lady characters were all good,
especially Mrs. Austin, In the actress
character, who had led a very ad
venturesome life, and came to the
little village for rest and pleasure,
bent upon making ridiculous the life
of village people In general, and
especially the congregation of the lit
tle church. Falling In love with the
clergyman, she altered her plans,
working for the Interest of the
church, deserting her former life and
becoming the wife of the clergyman.
Alice Grayhurst, Arthur's sister,
member of the choir, and possessed
with an excellent voice, was well pre
sented by Miss Gretchen Donnelly.
Also the character of Miss Amarilla
Jones, who Is very proud of the fact
she possesses a beau, by Miss Violet
Dodge. Miss Jones never failed to
have a voice In all the church busi
ness, and believing the dance to be
the best medium to secure funds in
defraying the church expense. Miss
Dodge was excellent In these lines,
and she never failed in contending
for the last word.
Mrs. Wilkins, the one member of
the choir whose every interest was
for the best of the church and a firm
believer of the results received from
the annual rummage sale, by Mrs
Anna Brltt, was one of the best char
acters of the play, and Mrs. Drltt
seemed to be right at home In the
lines. She possessed her own ideas,
but never determined, and gave way
to other voices In the choir and con
Matilda Trlplett, the alto singer of
the village choir, who always knew
what was best for the congregation,
and the success of the church In gen
eral, was a character well placed
when given to Mrs. James Donenlly.
Her makeup and Idea of the charac
ter and the manner in which she car
ried the lines were Indeed clever.
Miss Edna Petterson took the part
of the organist, at which post she
presided at all meetings, and was
always prompt In her attendance. The
author gave but very few lines to
this character, no doubt thinking that
she would have her hands full in
giving her music the proper attention.
The attendance was very large and
all Beemed well pleased with the en
tertainment In general. The stage
settings were well arranged and dis
played considerable taste on the part
of the manager.
JUmoiiics Sole Owner.
Press dispatches irom L:ncoln yes
terday conveyed the Information that
Don C. Despaln, president of the Lin
coln baseball club had purchased the
half Interest owned by his partner,
L. B. Stoner, and thereby becomes
sole owner of the club franchise. The
consideration was $ 8,000. Under the
ownership of Messrs. Despaln and
Stoner the Lincoln club furnished the
fans of that city with a fast and
classy article of baseball and the
prospects are that Lincoln will be on
the baseball map of 1911 with even
stronger team. Mr. Despain's
Plattsmouth friends will be more
than pleased with this success.
Plattsmouth Football Team De
feats Them 30 to 0.
RAID ON MM
Break in Several Business Houses
and Missouri Pacific Depot
On Wednesday night, or sometime
Thursday morning, while all the good
people of Avoca were peacefully
slumbering, burglars made a raid
upon several business houses of that
village. This is something unusual
fr Avoca, and the robbers are sup
posed to be strangers, who probably
tok advantage of the people after
they had all gone to their homes and
were resting In the peaceful arms of
The store of the Avoca Supply com
pany was entered, and cash to the
amount of $6.00 taken from the
money drawer. It is supposed that
Mime small articles were also taken,
bnt to what extent, they were unabb
to determine at the hour the Journal
received its report.
Gus Moore's saloon was also brok
en Into, and $2.40 taken, besides
liquors and cigars, but as to what
amount has not been ascertained,
but the robbers, no doubt carried off
plenty of such articles to at least do
them over Thanksgiving.
The Missouri Pacific depot was also
broken open, but here they secured
hut very little, If anything. Some are
disposed to think that the burglaries
were committed by home talent, from
the manner In which the buildings
were entered, but this Is hardly prob
able. Others are of the opinion that
passing through the town, and keep
ing hid during the daytime to com
mit the burglaries, which Is supposed
to have occurred between the hours
of 1 and 4 o'clock, Thursday morning.
Crowd Breaks Record.
Manager Schleas, of the Majestic,
had a record-breaker audience Wed
nesday evening at the drawing of
prizes advertised to be distributed to
the lucky holders of tickets.
The audience could not all have
seats in the auditorium and the en
trance to the room was packed and
a crowd reaching almost to the curb
on the pavement outside the building.
Mr. Schleas announced the num
bers as they were drawn from the
box, and the same were taken up by
Mr. Brady from the rear of the hall
and shouted Into the street. Two of
the prizes fell to parties In the vest!
bule. The dollar's worth of tickets
was drawn by Jesse Warga, the box
of chocolates by Louise Hess, the
goose by Henry Brlnkman and the
turkey by Louis Hess.
The show was excellent, the pro'
gram being of the humorous class,
and very entertaining throughout.
From Friday's Dally.
There was sure Borne football
game at trie unicago Avenue Dan
park yesterday afternoon and the
crowd, while few In number, was
very enthusiastic for the home team.
Il ls a matter of great regret that the
efforts of the boys to secure a
Thanksgiving game, were not better
appreciated by the citizens in attend
In the first quarter of the game
Glenwood brought the ball close to
Plattsmouth's goal but were unable
to score anil then Plattsmouth
brought the ball to Glenwood's five-
yard line when time was called. In
the klckoff in the second quarter,
Glenwood fumbled and Plattsmouth
held them on the ten-yard line. Mauer
scored a touchdown for Plattsmouth.
Beal , secured the ball for Platts
mouth and gained several yards
before being downed. About
this time Anderson, the "Terrible
Boilermaker," got started and tore
several holes In the Glenwood line,
advancing the ball far into their ter
ritory. Anderson scored a touch
down for Plattsmouth. After the
second touchdown the Glenwood de
fense became weak and they were
easy money for the home team. A
very neat trick was pulled off by the
locals. n passing the ball the boys
began talking among themselves and
the Glenwood players stood watching
them until Mauer, for Plattsmouth,
bad carried the ball half way down
the field and later carried the ball
over for another touchdown, making
the score stand 15 to 0, as Platts
mouth was unable to kick goal. Dur
ing the short rest Don Leonard, the
old time veteran footballlst, was put
In the game, taking the place of
Kelly, and made a number of Bplen
did tackles. That Beal boy again got
busy In this part of the game- and
hung two more touchdowns on the
boys from the Institute city, making
the final score 30 to 0.
The team that represented Platts
mouth yesterday was surely a credit
to the city and it Is a shame that the
attendance at the game was so small.
The bright stars of the game were
John Mauer, Clarence Beal and An
derson, who did some classy work,
although the whole team was there
and over. "Kid" Clark made several
fine tackles as did Leonard, Sen I
appacasse and Smith.
The game was late In getting start
ed, it being 4:15 before the first
klckoff. The Glenwood players came
over In automobiles and were, late in
arriving. They were a very gentle
manly bunch of boys.
The Services at the Christian
Church Largely Attended.
The service in observance of the
Thanksgiving day as directed by
Governor Shallenberger was held at
the Christian church yesterday, and
was well attended by the church-go
Rev. Ratcliffe, pastor, presided,
and announced the different parts of
(.ho order of Berviee. The hymns
were sung by a choir composed by
Mrs. R. B. Hayes, Miss Ethel Crabill,
G. L. Farley and B. A. McElwain,
Mrs. Hayes rendered a very beautiful
solo, entitled, "I Hear the Voice of
Jesus Say." Prayer was offered by
Rev. Austin of the M. E. church. Rev.
Steger read a scripture lesson, and
the governor's proclamation was read
by Mr. A.. L. Tldd. The sermon was
preached by Rev. Gade.
Rev.' Gado gave a description of
the grateful attitude of the ancient
people of Israel after the rebuilding
of the walls and the temple of Jeru
salem under Ezra and Nehemiah.
"Ezra," the priest, was called upon
to read the Law of Mosses and ex
plain it to the people, which he did
And when they understood the read
ing, Nehemiah and Ezra and the Lev-
ltes declared that day a holy day, and
urged them to joy and thanksgiving
"Thansglving and gratitude to God
that the Law of Mosses, so long time
lost, had been read and explained to
them in such a way that they could
understand it now filled their hearts,
and they went their way "to eat and
drink and to send portions and to
make great mirth because they had
understood the words that were de-
flared unto them."
"God's word has stood the test of
reason and revelation and experience
It would be something for which to
be thankful if the people of this great
country would have a deeper appre
elation of God's truth and then go
out uiiiong men to live the great alg'
niflcanee of Its teachings.
Laundry Changes Hands.
Smith & Trility, the Main street
real estate men, closed a deal yester
day whereby the riattamouth steam
laundry was sold to Plcrson Broth
ers, of Omaha. These gentlemen are
experienced laundrymen and business
men of high character, who formerly
operated a laundry at Schuyler,
where they were burned out. The
firm comes with the best of recom
mendations, and will take possession
tie deeds were committed by tramps December 1 Bt.
Wreck On M. P. Delays Tralim.
A large engine on an extra freight
west bound -on the Missouri Pacific
tracks last night, got off the track In
the Plattsmouth yards causing a de
lay In trains of about four hours.
The accident occurred shortly before
the midnight train was due here, and
while the extra was attempting to
make the side track to let the pas
senger go by.
The midnight train ran into the
station here, then backed up to South
Omaha and made Union via Weeping
Water. The trouble seems to have
been caused from defective leveling
up after repairs on the culvert over
tho cemetery viaduct.
Fortunately no one was hurt as tho
speed of tho train had been reduced
on coming Into the yard limits.
"It is the sword with which we
have conquered In the battle with ten
thousand temptations. We have felt
our crosses grow lighter under its
revelation of Illm who bore the
heaviest cross of all, ami when our
friends stumbled toward the troubled
waters of death, It kindled for us a
brlg'it hope in the Redeemer."
"The fact that we should be thank
ful requires no argument. There 1
no trait of character quite so base as
ingratitude. Ingratitude whether to
God cr man is deserving of all cen
sure. There Is nothing quite so bit
ter as forgetfulness for kindness re
ceived. The poet has said:
"Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man's Ingratitude.
Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
Thou dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot;
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp,
As friend remembered not."
After speaking of the nation
growth and wealth, Rev. Gade de
clared "That a nation's greatness
does not consist In the abundance of
her wealth, but it Is righteousness
that exalteth a nation.
"And are there not Indications
that serve to show that America is
losing stern and sterling righteous
ness? The loosening of th bands of
marriage, and the breaking up of the
sanctity of tho home life; large
wealth giving men the liberty to dis
miss their wives with a word; the
lack of reverence for Christ's church
and the Holy Sabbath day; the open
violation of sacred trusts by those In
high authority all Indicate that
righteousness Is passing away.
"And, oh, If beautiful America,
which, has been reposing bo secure
and serene, between the mountain
summits of her freedom, is to prove
that republic can endure, our coun
try must exault righteousness and
return to the Puritans reverence for
God, truth, Justice and righteousness,
given In the early morning of our
At the conclusion of the sermon,
tho congregation aroso and sang tho
doxology, followed by tho benedic
tion, by Rev. Ratcliffo. Tho service
was most Interesting throughout.
(Thanksgiving Dinner Puny at Union.
From Saturday' al!y.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Thomas and
sons Karl and George were passen
gers to Union yesterday morning, go
ing down to attend a Thanksgiving
dinner party, given by Miss Jessie
Todd, at her pretty home at that
point. Those Invited to participate
in this most delightful occasion, be
ing members of the Todd family. At
the noon hour a most elegant, as well
as elaborate Thanksgiving dinner
as spread In the dining room of
Miss Todd's home, to which the
uests did ample Justice and which
lic.Ued many compliments. The
antlest dishes the lady's larder
would afford were most temptingly
served and were most thoroughly en-
oyed. Dainty place cards, beurlng
pumpkins done in water colors,
marked the places of the guests at
the table. The afternoon was devoted
to automobile riding throughout the
country in that vicinity and in re-
icwlng the good times tho guests
Lad spent together. All In all thts
dinner party was one of the most
enjoyable In some time.
Those In attendance were Messrs.
and McRdame8 H. O. Todd and family,
C. Todd and family, L. G. Todd
and family, A. I). Eigenbradt and
daughters, Ileila and Meada, of Lln-
o n; G. W. Thomas and sons. Karl
end George of this city, and Mi.is
Sick In Hospital.
The relatives of Mr. Lora Davis, of
Colorado City, Colorado, were great
ly alarmed Thursday morning when
a telegram was received announcing
the serious illness of Mr. Davis at a
hospital in the Colorado city. The
telegram did not state what the sick
ness was, only that it was of a con
tagious nature and that no one was
permitted to Bee him. Mr. Davis' two
sisters, Mrs. B. P. Kennedy and Mrs
Rasmus Peterson reside in this city
and Mr. Davis was reared here, where
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Davis, were for so long residents.
Because Markets Are Not the
Best and Shipments Are
Lower markets and the fact that
fanners aro busy in tho cornfields are
reasons given for a heavy slump in
the movement of Nebraska grain ami
live stock. There is very llttlo Ne
braska corn and very llttlo Nebraska
live stock on the road now. Notwith
standing this transportation business
remains fair, the west bound through
freight making a heavy tonnage,
while local merchandise ami fuel
shipments aro sufficient to keep the
trains moving and well loaded. The
business volume Is not what It was
few weeks ago, but railroad men
are not worrying over conditions, be
cause the business Is in the country
to be moved and eventually will be
A growth In the volume of grain
marketed Is expected In a very short
time. Farmers have been busy In tho
corn fields and in some sections of
the state progress is reported toward
clearing up the corn fields. Tho corn
will soon bo In the crib and then tho
farmers will find time to market
grain. The live stock has been well
cleaned up during the past two
months, and whilo a few hog3 and
small shipments of feeder cattlo aro
yet to be made this is not sufficient
to greatly increase tho volumo, even
should the market read) a point that
would Induce heavy shipping.
Coal Is moving freely and railroad
men Bay that In a short time the
dealers will be so well supplied that
danger of a fuel famine will nearly
vanish, providing that strikes or long
blockades by storm do not Impose
unusual conditions. There Is enough
business In sight to maintain a heavy
average of business all winter.
Be nc (It ted at Spring.
Mr. Henry Long, of near Murray,
drove In from the farm this morning,
bringing to the train his daughter,
Mrs. R. M. Shrader and two children,
who were departing for their home
at Holbrook, Nebraska. Mrs. Shra
der has Just returned from a four
weeks' nojourn at the Burlington
Junction, Missouri, mineral springs,
where she has been taking treatment.
Mrs. Shrader la greatly benefitted by
her stay at the springs, having gained
14 pounds In that time, and Is feeling
much Improved In health.
Singular Case of IM'oiisIiicnh.
Jesse McVeigh received a letter
from a cousin in Garden City, Kan
sas, informing him of a peculiar case
ol his father, who had been troubled
with cataracts on his eye. He had a
specialist remove the cataracts, and
went to an occullBt to get glasses fit
ted to his eyes and on arriving at
home the patient fell asleep and slept
for eight days continuously. At tho
time of writing the letter, the man
was able o be out for the fl rst time
since his peculiar affliction.
Pigs Tor Sal.
I have a number of spring
Duroc-Jerscy pig's for sale.
Mrs. Mary Hempel went to Omaha
yesterday to visit her son Charles
and family, for a few days.
.New Hank Cashier.
While In the city today looking
after some business matters, 11. K
Wellenslek, cashier of the Avoca
bank, gave the Journal a call. Mr
Wellenslek will leave Avoca next
Wednesday to enter upon his duties
as cashier In the leading bank of
Syracuse. Ho Informs the Journal
that Joe Zlmmerer, for several years
a prominent merchant of Avoca, will
assume the duties of cashier of the
bank of that village. Joo Is a fine
gentleman, a good business man, and
popular with all who know him. May
success always attend him.
Blunt Taken to Pen.
Sheriff Qulnton took Grant Blunt,
convicted of burglary at the present
term of court, to the penitentiary at
Lincoln this morning, where the
young man begins a seven-year term
at hard labor, and where It Is hoped
he will apply himself and master
some useful trade by which he can
earn an honest living when his time
From Near Weeping .Water.
From Saturday' Pally.
Henry hehne, one of Crhs county s
prosperous farmers from near Weep
ing Water, was loolng after Borne
business matters in the city today,
and while here pvld the Journal
office a brief tall, renewing his paper
for another year. Mr. Kehne Is one
of those excellent German farmers
who never forgets the printer. This
Is his first visit to tho county seat for
several months, during which time be
has been Buffering from stomach
trouble, having spent several weeks
In the hospital at Omaha. Wo are
pleased to note that he Is feeling
greatly Improved at this time. Ho
was met here by his brother Fred,
who resides west of Plattsmouth,
where ho went to spend Sunday.
Have Pleasant Time.
Passengers on the Missouri Pacific;
Wednesday evening were afforded a
rare treat. The train was an hour
late out of this city and after run
ning to within three miles of Fort
Crook, tho driving rod on the engine
broke, and the train hud to wait
until another engine could be sent
out from Omaha. The train arrived
In Omaha at 11 o'clock, giving the
passengers from this place fifteen
minutes to get on the train coming
back. What they said and thought
had better never ho told.
(one Into Bankruptcy.
Plattsmouth stockholders of the
Pope Trunk and Leather Goods com
pany of Omaha, have received notice
that the concern has gone into volun
tary bankruptcy. This Is said to bo
tho first corporation to go Into bank
ruptcy under the new law, as hereto
fore the method of winding up the
affairs of a "busted" corporation has
been by means of a receiver.
Curd of Tliuiikx.
To the kind friends and relatives
who bo generously assisted, and
especially to Mr. Cyril Janda and the
other members of tho choir, who
aided In the funeral servlco of my
beloved wife, recently, I wish to ex
press my slnccrest thanks.
Huh Hand Injured,
Wednesday afternoon, while un
loading wood, Mr. A. S. Will had the
mlsfortuno to have a stick of wood
fall on the back of bis left hand,
fracturing the bono of the llttlo fin
ger. The Injury was bo painful that
Mr. Will went to a doctor, who dis
covered that the bone was fractured.
The injured hand was dressed and
placed in splints, and will be of little
use to Mr. Will for some time.
Ccorgo Sayles and family went to
Cedar Creek Wednesday afternoon
and spent the Thanksgiving holiday
with Mr. Sayles' mother. Tho family
remained at Cedar Creek over Sun
day while Mr. Sayles returned to
Plattsmouth this morning.
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