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PLATTSMOliTll. NUIlltASKA. I'lUUSShA Y .1 AlfclTAK Y 19, 1!H1
HE FIRST PRESBYTERIftH GHURGH
Funeral of the Late John EL Lees'.ey Held Sunday Afternoon From
the Methodist Largely Attended.
From Monday' Pally.
President Stookey, of Bellevue col
lege, addressed Rev. L. W. Gade's
congregation at the First Presby
terian church yesterday morning, and
also Bpoke to the Y. P. S. C. E. in the
A fair sized audience greeted
President Stookey at the morning
service and a large turn out appeared
In the evening. The special music at
the morning service was an anthem,
the subject of which was "My Jesus,
I Love Thee," the solo part being
sung by Miss Helen Chapman.
Dr. Stookey's discourse was along
educational lines, and more particu
larly the work of his college, the
speaker urged upon his hearers the
Importance of the advantages fur
nished to the students of small col
leges as compared with those offered
by the larger universities, especially
In the work covered by the college
Dr. Stookey Is a very pleasant
speaker and gave his audience some
valuable Information regarding the
college located so near us.
Rev. Gade announced from the
pulpit that on next Sunday the Y. P.
S. C. E. of the First Presbyterian
the society here, and take full charge
of the evening service.
J. K. Md'aulel Injured.
Saturday eeuing, as J. E. McDan
lel was gcing to his home on High
School Hill, he slipped on the Icy
pavement near the residence of Col.
Hates, at the corner of Seventh and
Main streets, and sustained a very
Htrious sprain of the ankle. Mr. Mc
l'aniel managed to get home,
although his foot pained him very
USE Or TELEPHOHES III RAIL-
IhiJiniLU liLMI Lull I J Hi LLC'
HUAU UWKiHAS 3 UnAWIH
. Miss Nora R. Kelser, oldest daugh
ter of Jacob Keiser, was married to
William M. Gorsuch, of Oxford, Ne-
The funeral of John E. Leesley oc
curred yesterday afternoon from the
Methodist church, a large congrega
tlon of neighbors and friends of the
deceased and his family assembled to
pay a last tribute of respect to a
most estimable citizen. The service
was conducted by Rev. Austin, pastor
of the church, who spoke feelingly of
the sterling character of the deceas
ed, preaching a most able sermon.
The music was simple ana consisted
of a verse of two of the familiar
hymns, favorites of the deceased,
which were sung by the choir.
Interment was made at Oak Hill
cemetery, the pall bearers were: W.
E. Palling, Walter White, Theo. Fry,
0. C. Dovey, H. McKay, George Hel
sel and Will Howland. 1
Friends from out of town attend
ing the service were: Walter Palling,
Albert and William Leesley, Mrs.
Hattie King and Mrs. Sarah Rheece,
all of Greenwod; Mr. and Mrs. Chilt
Laughlin, of Alvo; Mrs. Julia Schap
pe and daughter, Miss Dala; Will
Allis and wife and children, and A.
O. Ramge and wife, from Havelock,
and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Punch, of
braska, at the home of the bride's ! Train Dispatcher. Find Many Disadvantages as Well as Some Ad
father, four miles west of Louisville , ,
much, and he has not been able to on Wednesday, January 4, 1911. The ! vantages, Dm on me wnoie, inoi a success.
leave his room since. A physician , Drtje ia one of Cass county's best
was called and dressed the Injured , vounc ladles and the Eroom Is a pros-1
snkle, and advised Mr. McDaniel that , pcrous y0Ung farmer and stock raiser 1 l'lf f the railroad mileage of Ne
he would probably be able to use his ; ot Furnal county. The ceremony ! braska Is operated either In whole or
was performed by Rev. Samuel Rei
ser, uncle of the bride.
foot in about a week.
:.W.E. ROSEMCRANS I.KB
PARTY RETURN FROfS lEXf.S
j In nnrt liu tulnnlinno il c nn t oh I n nf
trains. The operators have found It
church of Omaha would be guests of I Bellevue.
Frum Tuesdnv'g Daily
W. E. Rosencrans and party, con
sisting of Messrs. James A. Schlank
er, A. A. Wallinger and S. R. James,
of Elmwood, and Henry Hirz, jr., of
near riattsmoulh, returned last even
ing after spending two weeks In tho
Lone Star state. In a talk with
several of tho party, we easily in
ferred that they enjoyed their trip
and were well pleased with the great
advantages offered In Texas. These
people are like nearly everyone that
Sir. Rosencrans has taken to Texas,
very enthusiastic as to the future of
that country. They speak very high
ly of the climate, soil and the pro
duction of all manner of crops, and
especially fruit and vegetables.' So
favorably were they Impressed with
what they saw they arranged to pur
chase land, which they say Is much
better than represented by "Rosy."
We were shown several photographs
taken of the party, everyone of whom
seemed right at home. One view
possible to work more rapidly with
the telephone In many Instances, and
they have found them especially valu
able when auythlng goes wrong with
a train and time can bo gained by
getting Into direct communication
with the conductor or the engineer.
Some of the objections to the uso
of the 'phono are voiced In a letter
printed In a recent number of the
Train Dispatchers' Buleltln, from a
The letter In part Is as
the telephone circuit. While the last
operator was getting "complete" to
the order, another office broke In and
asked how the train was. Station
operators seem to grow so they know
nothing about what is being (lone on
the line. When a train or engine
man asks how another train Is, or
some ordinary question, the operator
"does not know" and the dispatcher
Is broken In on for the information.
An assistant trainmaster says that ho
never receives any answer to a ques
tion asked of an operator other than
"I don't know; I'll ask the dispatch
er." I "All telephone circuits are Installed
"When the 'phones were first put with a set of rules which protect th
lu the operators answered the bells dispatcher from interference by
nromntlv. as thev did the telecranhlc others on the line, nut tho trouble
Tromptly at 2:30 o'clock tho bride
and groom marched Into the parlor to
the strains of .the wedding march
played by a sister of the bride, where
the ceremony was performed In the
presence of a few relatives and
friends. A bountiful wedding dinner
was served at six o'clock, arter which
all repaired to the parlor where the
evening was spent In social conversa
tion and music. At 8 o'clock about
30 or 40 of the young people of the dispatcher
tiIf hlinrhnni! rnnm nnd Rprenaded : follow
the happy couple. They were Invited
in and served with refreshments.
Mr. rinrsiich has a fine farm In
Furnas county and a splendid house ' calls when they first learned to work creeps In and finally the superintend-
all furnished In which to take his
bride. The best wishes of many
friends go with Mr. and Mrs.. Gor
such to their new home Louisville
PLATTE MUTUAL INSURANCE
COM IN GOOD SHAPE
on a telegraphic circuit, but now It ent or trainmaster finds that he can
takes as long to get tho operators as talk directly to some roundhouso
it did by telegraph; largely because foreman or roadmaster and thinks
the station men have to do work out- the business of sufficient importance
Bide. When an operator's bell rings to Interrupt the dispatcher's circuit,
he has no way of knowing whether it and this grows contagious. Next day
la fnr nr.lpra or for soma unlmnort- the roundhouse foreman remembers
G.A.R. AND W.R.C. INSTALL
- OFFIGERSSATURDAY NIGHT
Saturday evening the G. A. R. and
W. R..C. officers. for the year. were
Installed. Comrade J. W. Johnson
installed the officers for the G. A. R.
J. H. Thrasher, Commander.
W. H. Freese, S. V. C.
Wm. Barnhart, J. V. C.
R. B. Windham, Adjutant.
J. W. Carter, Quarter .Master.
T. J. Glenn, Q. Sargent.
George Polsall, Chaplain.
Wm. Porter, O. G.
A. Renner, I. G.
The officers of the W. R. C. were
Installed by Mrs. J. II. Thrasher and
were as follows:
Martha Peterson, P. V. P.
Mrs. Alice Cowles, J. V. P.
Jennie Dodge, Secretary.
Nannie Burkel, Treasurer.
.Mrs. Archer, Chaplain.
Ellen llickson, Con.
Artie Williams, G.
Inez Stenner, A. C.
Frances Purdy, A. G.
Loretta Ault, Color Bearer.
Sarah Gochnour, No. 2.
Minnie Lee, No. 3.
Isabel Carter, No. 4.
Olive Moore, Musician.
J. E. Vandercook, P. I.
Emily Dickson, P. C.
The nicellug wa9 called to order
by the commander. The Installing
officers, both did their work In their
usual dignified and pleasing manner.
Following the installation ceremo
nies, Mrs. Thrasher, In behalf of the
corp8. In a neat speech, presented the
outgoing president, Emily Dickson,
with a beautiful ring. Mrs. Dickson,
being taken by surprise, found few
Goes To Chicago.
Dr. G. H. Gllmbfe was In the city
yesterday, en route for Chicago;
where he goes to take a post gradu
ate course in the Polytechnic Post
Graduate Institute of that city.' Dr.
' The policy holders of the Platte
Mutual Insurance Company are con
gratulating themselves on the very
was near an orange tree with the Excellent showing the company makes
juicy fruit thereon. So charming
did this scene appear that we wished
we had been one of the party. There
Is one thing about the firm of RoBen
crans & Son, and that is that they do
Gilmore has fully recovered from the not misrepresent the lands they jiave
effects of the operation for append!- for sale. - This has been one of the
citis a few weeks ago, and Is look-i secrets of their success. They have
ing remarkably well. He Is one of taken hundreds of landseekers to
the most successful practitioners in Texas since they went Into the real
Cass county, and he goes to take this estate business, and we have failed
course to more thoroughly under- to see one return that did not find
stand many things that come under the country and lands just as repre-
hla observation in his extensive prac- sented by Mr. Rosencrans.
tice. Dr. Cilmore departed last
evening for Chicago, where he will
remain about one month, and 'the
Journal's best wishes go with him.
FRED OHM TAKES ANOTHER
REST IN THE C0!M JAIL
A VERY SAD FIMRAL
From TiiPBday'n Ilnily
Yesterday, at the residence ot Mr.
C. Bengen, near Mynard, occurred
the funeral of his little four-year-old
grand-daughter, who died with dlp
theria Friday. Two other little grand
children are seriously ill with the
hnwo disease. Mr. Bcngen's resi
dence, far out In the country, is un
der strict quarantine and the funeral
was a private one, those attending re
maining In their conveyances during
the short service at the residence.
The circumstances surrounding
the little child's death call for the
deepest sympathy for the bereaved
parents. Tho little girl being the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Bengen, of Peoria, Illinois, who came
to visit .Mrs. Bengen's parents, arriv
ing at F:attsmouth two weeks oj
Within a few days afw arriving in
t'lls community the children became
ready words to express the apprecla- j er with the dread malady. Mr.
tion of good will and thoughtfulness I Benger., the father of the children
A complaint was filed In Judge
Beeson's court this morning, signed
by Mrs. Clara M. Ohm, charging her
hussbnnd, Fred Ohm, with threaten
ing her life, and alleging that she
feared Fred would assault her un
lawfully, and would kill her, stating
that on the 1st day of September,
1910, he did say he would kill her.
Fred was escorted from the county
jail by Sheriff Quinton into the pres
ence of the court and the county at
torney, where tho complaint was read
In his hearing and he was asked to
state whether he was guilty or not.
Fred proceeded to unburden his mind
with a great deal of Immaterial mat
ter In extenuation of his offense, and
said he would plead guilty to all of
tho charges in the complaint, except
that he did not say he would kill the
complainant. The court then in
quired of Ohm if he could give a
bond, and he said he could, the
amount of the peace bond was then
fixed at 8200, which defendant
In Its last report, which was made
recently by the secretary, Mr. H. R
The secretary's report shows 643
policies In force, which cover $529,-
468.00 of Insurance In force. The
cash holdings of the company Is in
ves'.ed as follows: $2,500 loaned on
first mortgage, and f 1.000 deposited,
drawing 6 per cent Interest, and $500
drawing 3 per cent In'erest and a
cash deposit with the First National
Bank of $ 119. The expense account
for last year aggregated $802.69, and
Included the following Items': Adver
Using for the en. Ire year, $36.92;
commissions paid to agents, $349.57,
paid to treasurer, $15; paid to secre
tary, $253; paid for legal expense,
$11; paid for taxes, $2.95; paid
board of directors, $132; other ex
ant message. With tho telegraphic
call It could be distinguished readily
by the distinctive signal.
"The telegraph has another ad-
how plainly he heard a man 200
miles away, and uses the same
method to reach someone else. They
will, and do, get In on the dlspateh-
vantage: When an operator starts to er 8 entuu.
repeat an order by telephone and has "It Is true that orders can tie re-
It wrong the dispatcher has no way' peated faster on a telephone, and it
to break him, but he keeps right on la not so much work to call on the
repeating It until he has finished, and
then the dispatcher has to send the
order again, which could be avoided
with the telegraph.
"When a dispatcher puts In a call
by the selector and before the desired
telephone, but messages cannot be
sent so fast as by telegraph. If a
message is transmitted faRt enough
to convey the same sense in Ben
tenceR, the operator cannot copy It,
and the circuit remains Idlo between
officer answers another . offlcofc' jentcnces, which allows others to get
busy, and when the man called the in and Interrupt the service.
line in use ho hangs up his re
ceiver and goes about his work; on
the telegraph circuit he could do this
and still listen to the sounder.
"After a dispatcher has called an
office, and before finishing with the
operator he Is necessarily Interrupted
"The efficiency of tho telephone
has decrenFcd at least 20 per cent,
due to the fact that the operators
have grown back into the rut they
were in with the telegraph. Tho tel
ephone Is Hiiperlor to tho telegraph
where an operator goes to sleep on
FIRST MUL IsM BALL
BY THE MM SBKOL
by another office, he cannot simply ; duty, but they are learning to cut
expressed In the circlet of gold.
An elaborate luncheon was served
by the ladles. Patriotic music and
social conversation filled the hours
full and running over with true good
fellowship. The hall was filled with
the members of the two orders and
their families and friends.
Suffering With Uhcuniatlwn.
W. H. Ralney returned from Union
Sunday evening, where he went to
see hia brother, J. P. Rainey, who
has been suffering for the past few
weeks with a severe attack of sciatic
rheumatism. Mr. Ralney adminis
tered all aid In his power for the re
lief of his brother, and when he re
turned last evening he was resting
some easier. Sciatic rheumatism Is
a very painful affliction from which
it is very hard to free a suffering
patient. We trust Mr. Ralney may
soon find relief.
accounts for them taking the dleseae
from a sick child with which they
came in contact with on their Joir
ney fom Peoria to Nebraska. On
the train was an old laly with a sick
chll.l, who desired to rtniovo from
the teach to another. Mr. Bengen
assleted by carrying the sick child
In In the coach for the old lady.
7. F. Marshall and wife, of Lincoln,
are visiting Mrs. Marshall's parents,
G. Fick'.er and wife.
Found By An HoiieM Hoy.
Last Saturday a lady dropped her
purse containing money in the crowd
ed Btore where a special sale was in
progress, and it was picked up by
Master Harry Wells and at once re
turned to the owner, which afforded
her much satisfaction. The lady re
marked that this speaks well for
J.iJge Beeson Issued n marriage
license this morning to Deldrlch J,
Draff and Miss Ida William, of
Weeping Water. The ceremony to
transpire tomorrow at the residence
o. the bride's parents at Weeping
The first annual mask ball given
by the Katolkky Sokol at their hall
on last Saturday evening was a grand
success In every particular. Owing
to the numerous other social events
being given in and near the city, the
attendance was not quite bo large as
they had expected, but socially the
occasion was a most decided success,
and every one had a genuine good
lime. Tho promoters of the affair
and the members of the society were
ver much pleased with the results
both socially and financially. Tho
music was up to the usual high stan
dard. There were five prizes given
and awarded by the Judges as fol
lows: Ladles first prize was given
tell the first office to wait a minute,
as by telegraph, but he loses him
altogether and has to go through the
railing operation again, as the opera
tor cannot ho expected to sit there
when he has other work to do.
"I believe tho telephone lias given
cause for the ever-Increasing ques
tions on a dispatcher's circuit. The
writer sent an order running a local
passenger train ono hour late and
sent it five times to nine offices,
which, when repeated, would total
fourteen times It was transmitted on
out tho bell when they wish to rest
"The writer la well acquainted
with two syKlenis of telephones, and
lias worked both systems, but would
welcome the telegraph again and
would feel less tired than with the
"With tho telegraph a dispatcher
could get up, step to the window or
the water cooler and still listen to his
work. Now, with the telephone, you
are practically tied as with a halter
to the desk for eight to nine hours."
DESIRES TO TAKE UTTER
TO THE FEDERAL
thought his mother would sign with ; t(j Mrg Jampg Novacck( wnllo mea
Surprised On Ills Birthday.
George Lamphere, residing In the
Fifth ward, had a neat surprise
sprung on him last Saturday even
ing, it being the 50th anniversary of
his birth. The neighbors became
aware of the event and planned to
f,pcnd the evening with Mr. Lamp-
here and assist him in celebrating
his birthday In a manner appropriate
to the occasion.
The evening passed rapidly away,
the company being entertained with
cards and music. Luncheon was
served, which added to the enjoy
ment of the evening. Those present
were: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jennings,
Mr. and Mrs. D. Roberta, Mr. and
Mrs. II. G. Van Horn, Mrs. Will Drib
Bey and two children, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Klrby. Miss Ettle Hyde, Mr.
Charles Lamphere, of Omaha, and
Mr. and Mrs. George Lamphere.
A case was commenced very re-
Suit In Co u ii :y Cttuit
.I'.liu Vounir, of Marrj.v, Irn
b -ought suit lri tc i') mty eojit
rcali.st John C "ciiMy a farmer of
ILal vicinity, for fulfillment of
cenuy ny airs. v. uu noise against C(miart j tho do'. very of a crop of
the Missouri Faclflc Railway com
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Larson spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Fos
ter, near Union.
Lillian Kalacek captured the second;
first gent's prize was awarded to
Frank Svoboda, who has been visit
ing here from western Nebraska, and
the second was given to J. Havicis.
The comical, or booby prize, was
awarded to Messrs. Gradoville and
Sedlock, Jr. The Judges were F. G.
Egenberger, Julius Pitz and Ed.
Rummel and their awarding Judg
ments seemed to give general satis
faction. At the usual hours the
merry throng departed for home
unanimously pronouncing the first
annual pcraslon of the Katolkky
Sokols a grr'ul buccobb.
Arrived From Washington, D. O.
Mr. John C. Moody, of Washing
ton, D. C, arrived this morning to
become a resident of the MaRonlc
Home. Mr. Moody will no doubt bo
pleased with his new environment, as
the Home has a family of congenial
old people, who enjoy every comfort
that heart could wish.
Mr. A. E.'Taylor, of Union, was In
the city yesterday and tailed on Dr,
Jones, the veterinary.
pany, through her attorney, M. Cer
Irfi, praying for damages in the sum
cf $5,800. The controversy grows
out of the construction of tho com
pany's roadbed through tho lands of
tho plaintiff some twenty years ago,
at which time trcssels were thrown
tcross the Weeping Water river near
plaintiff's land and since that time
tome six or eight years ago, a part
of the tressel work was taken away
and earthwork filled in their place,
causing the wate rto back over the
lands and crops of plaintiff. The
c'amago to crops for the past three
years Is alleged to be $1,800, and the
soil of the farm lands along tho
tracks damaged to the extent of $50
pe racre by reason of having been
rendered wet and heavy and non
productive to the amount of $4,000.
The defendant is represented in
the action by F. A. Brogan, ot Omaha,
who yesterday procured an order
from Judge Travis allowing tho re
moval of tho caso to the circuit court
of the United States, in tho Lincoln
division. A bond of $500 was ten
dered, conditioned for the removal
of and filing tho case In the federal
Mr. N. O. French and wife, who
have been visiting Mrs. Jaco'i Sten
ner and family for a short thue, re
turned to their homes at Cambridge,
Nebraska, on the morning train today.
(cm which the il iiiUilY contends ht
hid purchased. TUi pot it ion seta out
In nuhslance t'ut in Febiauary of
l.'H ).ar Mr. Yo .n purchased corn
of tie defendant n.C advanced him
ti.'.il spot cas:i. That -he defend
ant delivered 1,000 bushels of corn
i t 58 cents per bushel and CS2 bush
els at 56 cents per bushel and then
laid down on the contract. The
amount of corn delivered fell short
of covering the money advanced to
the tune of $238, for which the plain
tiff prays the court to enter a judg
ment. The case will bo for hearing
In the ordinary course of procedure
at the February term of the county
I'u)8 Hardware Strntc.
Mr. P. M. Melslngcr recently pur-,
chased a half Itnerest in a hardware
Block at Benson, Nebraska, and went
up to take charge today. Mr. Mei
Blngcr was in business in Benson be
fore, and liked the location very well.
At that time he had a grocery store.
He thinks he will like the hardware
business Just as well, and he baa a
good man with him who knows the
business thoroughly. The Journal
wishes Mr. Mclslnger the best cf suc
cess, as ho Is the sort of man who
John A. liennlngs, from near
Cedar Creek, was In the city today
looking after some business matters.
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