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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY MAKOJl 27, 1911
The Services Largely Attended,
and a Number of Masons
From Friday' Dally.
Rev. Lewis preached one of his
haracteristic pennons last evening to
a large audience which considerably
tore than filled the auditorium. The
theme last evening was "Climb or Go
to Hell." Rev. Lewis stated that he
fcad preached the same discourse in
a series of meetings in an Ohio town,
tud although he had not named his
nermon as above, until the newspaper
of that city the next day made it a
uliig head, since then he had called
Sis theme as that paper did. The
evangelist read the bible siory of
Zacheus climbing the cycamore tree
to get a view of the Saviour, as he
was short of stature, and made the
hapter the basis of his sermon.
Rev. Lewis extended a welcome to
the Masonic lodge, which attended
in a body, saying that this order was
the father of all the others, being
the oldest of its kind. Rev. Lewis
further stated that he would give
them the same advice he had the
ther lodges which had attended the
services, and that was not to make
the lodge their church. The speaker
had heard a member of the Masonic:
rder say that a man could not be a
Mason and not bo a Christian.
In enlarging on his theme, and
drawing a comparison from Zacheus
climbing the tree to get a better view
f the Saviour, Rev. Lewis stated that
as soon as Jesus spoke to him Zacheus
immediately left the limb he was
perched upon and came down. The
speaker believed In "instantaneous
conversion" and took no stock in the
pradual growing Into the kingdom
plan by some. He called attention that
this was the only time Jesus is re
corded as having passed through
Jerico, and this was the last time he
kr.d r'! that way, and argued that
ithe present was the time for the un
saved to act, and he had no doubt
that for many these meeting would
be the last time Jesus would pass this
way for many who would leave the
ietlng8 without accepting Christ.
At the close of the sermon an In
?lta!ion was extended to the unsaved
o come forward, and In compli ance
two young men walked to the altar.
Prof. Sutherland did not sing, ex
cept to lead the chorus during the
ong service, as he was not feeling
Prof. Holmes played two or more
olos and the choir anil congregation
joined in several vocal numbers.
CROSSED THE MISSOURI
HERE FORTY YEARS AGO
. Mr. John Reed of Lincoln was In
the city over night, departing for his
some this morning. It was forty
years ago next month when Mr.
Reed, then a boy, crossed the Mis
souri river, landing at the foot of
llain street. He had Just completed
a Journey on foot of 700 miles from
Wisconsin, having walked behind a
covered wagon occupied by ha
widowed mother and two brothers,
Mr. Reed driving the cows after the
They met many teams going the
other way, men on the back track,
advising his mother to turn around
and go back, as there was nothing
ut west but a barren waste. They
landed In Plattsniouth with $17 In
his mother's purse. Mr. Reed says
that when they drove out onto the
fralrle he never saw a prettier sight,
the slopes and the valleys were green
nd the prospect was fine.
One of his (then) little brothers
has 1,000 acres of Lancaster county
la nd and the other owns 1,200 acres
in the same county. Mr. Reed's
mother was never sorry that she
made the journey from Wisconsin.
Kd Schulhof, the piano tuner, will
b located In I'latlsmouth after the
first of April and will try and strike
up an acquaintance with all the
pianos In Cass county. Plattsniouth
"Phone No. 286. 3-20-wit.
Mrs. J. W. D"ii and daughter, Mrs.
K. H. Seaton, of Hilling;, Montana,
who hae been visiting Mrs. Den's
daughter, Mrs. R. It. Windham. Jr..
for a few davs, departed for their
ome this morning.
IKK YOUNG PEOPLE
ARE JOINED IN WEDLOCK
A quiet, but pretty home wedding
occurred at the residence of Mr.
Henry Schlaphof, near M unlock atlO
o'clock Thursday ' morning, when
their daughter, Miss Mary, was Joined
in marirage with Mr. August Ruge,
one of the prosperous young German
farmers of that vicinity. The cere
money was performed by Rev. H.
Goetz, pastor of the German Evan
gelical church, In the presence of the
near relatives an da few friends of
the contracting parties.
The parlors of the Schlaphof home
were tastefully decorated for the oc
casion. The bridal pair were attend
ed by Mr. Daniel Schlaphof as best
man, and Miss Lizzie Reicke, as
bridesmaid. The ceremony consisted
of the solemn marriage service of the
The happy young couple are well
known and popular In the vicinity of
Murdock, the groom being the son
of Mr. and Mrs.Fred Ruge of near
Murdock, and Is a thriving young
farmer and has a large circle of
friends in western Cass, county. The
bride is a winsome young lady, with
numerous accomplishments, among
them being a thorough knowledge of
Mr. and Mrs. Ruge will reside on a
farm and begin housekeeping at once.
The Journal extends congratulations
and well wishes for the future happi
ness of this estimable young couple.
SOGIAL RE6EKAH MEETING
AT HOI OF KM. HOLLY
From Thursday's Dally
The social meeting held at the
beautiful home of Mrs. William Hol
ly on West Main street yesterday
afternoon by the Daughters of Re
bekah lodge, wn3 largely attended by
members and friends of this splendid
organization and a most delightful
time was had. The afternoon was
devoted to a social time and the
ladies participated In various amuse
ments, Interspersed with social con
versation. At the proper time an
elegant luncheon was served, one
which elicited many compliments and
which the ladies likewise thoroughly
For the occasion the (harming
parlors of the Holly home had been
handsomely decorated in the Rebe
kah colors, pink and green, the green
color scheme being carried out with
the use of house plants and the. pink
by paper streamers festooned from
the corners to the center of the room.
WELL PLEASED WITH
CKOPIE GASOLINE ENGINE
From Thursday's Dully
Mr. John MetTord of Greenwood,
who has been a Cass county resident
since; the early 60's, his father hav
ing crossed the big muddy here In
1 864, came down last evening to at
tend the assessors' meeting today,
and, having a little time on his hands,
took occasion to visit the Chopie
Gasoline Engine factory on South
Third street and obsrved the engine
in action. Mr. MefTord has had a
good deal of experience with running
an engine of this character, and he
was well pleased with the Platts
niouth product and could hardly be
lieve the difference In the amount of
fuel required to run the Chopie en
gine compared with other makes.
Trouble at Junction.
Agent Rarnstein of Pacific Junc
tion got Into a mlxup at that place
last night and was badly used up and
It Is rumored lost $12 In cash and his
diamond shirt stud. It Is said that
young Hernsteln got Into a game of
chance at the livery barn In the vil
lage with local talent of the town.
The agent was bndly disfigured and
had not regained consciousness suf
ficient to tell whether he had been
robbed or whether he had lost. Hip
property some other way. The
doctor who dressed his wounds was
of the opinion that he would recover,
although he had been badly pound
Mr. D. A. Youne of Murray was In
the illy last evening, having come
up to the connly seat for the purpose
of doing a little shopping, and while
here he cnllnl on the Journal. Mr.
Young says that the farmer general
ly nre gelling into the Pi Ids ami be
ginning to stir the ground for spring
M(vt at Falter llo'iie.
The afternoon coffee held at the
pretty home of Mrs. J. P. Falter on I
North Third street yesterday after
noon by the ladies of St. Paul's Ger
man Evangelical church, was another
most enjoyable social affair, there be
ing a large, number In attendance,
and the ladies realized a neat sum.
The afternoon was very pleasantly j
whiled away in social conversation
and other diversions and enjoying the
delicious cake and coffee served. It
was a late hour when all had de
parted for their homes, indebted to
the hostess for the delightful time
they had. .
APPORTIONMENT OF STATE
Below is the Albert Judicial ap
portionment bill, which provides for
seven judges in the Fourth (Omaha)
district, and two each in the First,
Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh districts,
and one each in the other districts. It
will be seen that Sarpy, Cass and
Otoe will constitute the Second dis
trict. The districts are as follows:
District No. 1 Jefferson, Gage,
Johnson, Pawnee, Nehama and Rich
ardson. District No. 2 Sarpy, Cass and
District No. 3 Lancaster county.
District No. 4 Burt, Washington
District No. 5 Hamilton, Polk,
York, Butler, Seward and Saunders.
District No. 6 Nance, Merrick,
Platte, Colfax and Dodge.
District No. 7 -Clay, Fillmore,
Saline, Thayer and Nuckolls.
District No. 8 Cuming, Stanton,
Thurston, Dakota, Dixon and Cedar.
District No. 9 Knox, Antelope,
Pierce, Madison and Wayne. ,
District No. TO Phelps, Kearney,
Adams, Harlan, Franklin and
District No. 11 Hall,, Howard
Greeley, Valley, Boone, Wheeler,
Garfield, Loup and Rlalne.
District No. 12 Custer, Sherman
District No. 13 McPhorson,
Logan, Lincoln, Deuel, Cheyenne,
Kimball. Dawson and Keith.
District No. 14Chase, Hayes,
Frontier, Gosper, Furnas, Red Wil
low, Hitchcock, Perkins and Dundy.
District No. ir Keya Paha, Boyd,
Ilrown, Rock and Holt.
District No. 16 Cherry, Sheridan,
Dawes,- Box Ilutte and Stoux.
District No. 17 Garden, Morrill,
Scotts 15 1 ii ft, Ranuer, Grant, Hooker
3 COUNTY COUPLE
MARRIED AT NEBRASKA CITY
Mr. Thomas Klvctt and Miss Murl
Marks, two of south Cass county's
popular young people, were marl red
in Nebraska City Wednesday of this
week. County Judge W. W. Wilson
performing the ceremony. After the
ceremony the young people returned
to the home of the bride's parents,
Mr .and Mrs. George Marks, near Ne
hawka, where a number of friends
and relatives gathered to partake of
the wedding feust prepared by Mrs.
Marks, and celebrate the occasion
In a most enjoyable manner. The
groom is a progressive and energetic
young farmer and has resided in Cass
county for many years and Is liked
best where he Is best known, which
speaks well for the young man's
sterling qualities. The bride Is the
(laughter of our excellent friends, Mr.
and Mrs. George Marks, and has re
sided In Cass county all her life. She
is one of the accomplished and unas
suming young ladies of that section,
well liked by all who know her. The
young people have rented the farm
of Ermmt Young, near Nehawka,
where they will make their home for
the present. The Journal Joins with
the many friends In extending con
gratulations. VKItorj From Neliawku.
from Friday's Dully.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Partridge and
Mrs. Thomas Klvctt, from near Ne
hawka, were Plattsniouth visitors to
day. Mr. Partridge being one of the
warm friends of the Journal, of
course he called to make us a brief
visit, being accompanied by both
ladies. While here lie renewed for
his paper another year. Mr. Part
ridge informs us that his father-in-law,
George Marks, has bei n laid up
for the past few weeks, owing to an
Injury received some time nco. lie
ha been compelled to use crutches
a portion of (he time.
NEW ROAD LAWS UP FOR
PASSAGE BY LEGISLATURE
The senate yesterday decided to
recommend for passage three road
bills which the house has already j
killed. This action of the senate, as I
Banning of Cass said, Is to see who
is opposed to better roads In Ne
braska. In the contest Banning
worsted Morchead of Jefferson. The
latter desired to have road overseers
elected by road districts, while Ban
ning fought hard to retain a provision
requiring district road overseers to
be appointed by the county highway
commissioner, who in turn Is to be ap
pointed by the county hoard. Banning
won oaMly. lie argued In support
of his till that elective officers can
not be removed if they are unsatis
factory, but that under the appointive
system they can be held responsible
by the county highway commissioner.
He asserted that the last legislature
made a mistake two years ago when
it changed the law so as to provide
for the flection of precinct assessors.
"We had a better law than that when
we had appointive precinct assess
ors," said Banning.
The Banning bill, senate file 368,
provides that the county board In
each county may, if they deem It advisable,-
appoint a county highway
commissioner, but that In counties
having more than 50,000 inhabitants
the county surveyor shall be the
county highway conimlslsoner with
out extra pay, but he nwiy have clerk
hire and traveling expenses.
In counties having less than 8,000
population the county highway com
missioner shall receive not more than
$5 a day and traveling expenses; 20,
000 to 50,000, $1,500 and traveling
The other bills that go with this
piovlde for a state highway commis
sion, and provides for a state levy of
one-quarter of one mill for a road
fund, the slate to pay half the cost of
the roads to be built, the county to
pay 35 per cent of the cost and the
land owners benefited to pay 15 per
cent ofllie tofal cost.. Th stale Jevy
goes back 'to the counties that pay It.
JOHN BAUER FOR UER
OF TREWL BOARD
Rae Patterson having declined to
run for members of the school board,
the name of John Bauer Jr., has
been substituted. Everybody kno.vs
John and they know he will make a
good members of that board. He r.m
been In business here in PlaMsmouih
for several years ami has proved very
mccessful In all his uiit'ei tnklngs.
Ha will prove faithful to tho trust re
posed In him and will d) everything
In his :o'.ver for the betterment of
our schools, if that coiil l be possible.
He has always taken a deep Interest
In matters calculated to benefit
Plattsniouth, and being an enthusias
tic young business man, will prove a
good man on the school board.
Robert Giengcr Dead.
Robert Glenger, who was employed
In the auditing department of the
Union Pacific, died at the St. Joseph
hospital Thursday morning at 3:30.
The Immediate cause of his death was
a hemorrhage caused by an abscess
of the brain.
Mr. Glenger had been in tho em
ploy of either the Burlington or the
Union Pacific railroads In Nebraska
since 181)0, and had lived In Platts
niouth, Lincoln, Ravenna, South
Omaha and Omaha.
Ills wife, three boys and a girl, all
under 17 years, survive him. The
family residence is at 4237 Burdette
Funeral services will be held In
Dodder's chapel at 3 p. m. Saturday.
Entertain Social Woikcis.
The pleasant home of Mrs. N. P.
Sihult. was the scene of a delightful
meeting of the Social Workers of the
M. E. church yesterday afternoon.
There were a large number of the
ladles there and they spent a most en
joyable afternoon. The regular ses
sion was helil, which took up a por
tion of the time, after which the ply
ing of the busy needle, Interspersed
wish social conversation and oilier
amusements, were Indulged In. A
dainty luncheon was served, to which
nil did ample Justice, and then the
ladies dispersed, feeling (hat It was
good to be there.
Miss Esther I.nrson came up from
Union Inst ( veiling for a short lslt
rt it h her pan nts.
Home Tulent Pluy in Mutiny.
Mrs. Edna Eaton spent two days
In Murray this week looking after
her vocal class that she has been
coaching, preparatory to putting on
a home talent entertainment the lat
ter part of April. The promoters of
the entertainment chose wisciy when
they selected the services of Mrs.
Eaton In the musical numbers.
PRECINCT ASSESSORS HAVE
MEETING IN THIS CITY
The precinct assessors met today
with County Assessor II. M. Soen
nlchsen and received their Instruc
tions for the coming season. They
will start their work on April first,
and returns must be in the county
assessor's office by May 20, the law
specifying the last Monday lu May,
which gives the precinct assesors
about sixty days In which to do the
assessing. The following named
gentlemen will list the personal prop
erty of Cass county during the next
Tipton Ed. Betts.
Salt Creek J. M. Mcfford.
Stove Creek W. M. Mlnford;
E 1 ni w oo d Herman Schmidt.
South Bend C. T. Richards,
Weeping Water Precinct R. B.
Center J. C. Murphy. .
Ixmlsville John Group.
Avoca R. C, Hutchinson.
Mt. Pleasant W. II. Puis.
Eight Mile Grove J. O. Ward.
Nehawka H. F. Kropp.
Liberty G. N. La Rue.
Rock Bluff G. S. Smith.
Plattsniouth Precinct William
Weeping Water City E. F, Mar
shall. City or Plattsmouth First, Second
and part of Fourth wards, P. E. Uu fi
ner; Third, Fifth and part of Fourth
wards, A. D. Despaln.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES AND -
THE CLASS PLAY SUBJECT
Today Is the last one of the third
quarter and the students who have
been taking examinations for some
days will reVelve their cards Monday.
The year Is three-foiirlhs completed
The class play has been selected by
the committee chosen for this work,
and the subject of the play Is "The
Bachelor's Dream." The class is
very grateful to Mrs. George Dovey,
who has kindly consented to coach
the play, and her kindness is much
appreciated by the class.
Superintendent Abbott, Went to
Omaha this afternoon to attend the
Next Tuesday Superintendent Ab
bott goes to Nebraska City to address
the Women's club on the topic, "In
spiration of Art."
Teai hers should report their need
of supplies to the board at once, as
now Is the time to procure the same
for next term, as book concerns have
more tlmo now to fill orders than
they will have later. Also when the
supplies are ordered early they may
be sent by freight at considerable re
duction on cost of transportation,
which Is a saving to the district.
M. FANGER WRITES THE
JOURNAL FROM NEW YORK
Mr. M. Fanger writes the Journal
from New York ICty, telling us that
he Is selei ting one of the llnest lines
of goods ever displayed In Platts
niouth and will return home In a few
days to open up his store. He says
that New York Is sure a busy place,
and It requires a little longer time to
select his Hue than he anl lelpaled.
During his stay lu the big city he Is
visiting with his friend, Mr. M. Alt
sledler of the National Frame and
Art Co., which gentleman will he re
membered by many Plattsniouth peo
ple, as he visited here with Mr. Fan
ger a few years ago.
Mrs. ( It. M. null Slightly Belter.
Mr. L. R. Moran of Ashland and
his son, E. L. Moran of Memphis, are
lu the city, called here by the serious
Illness or Mrs. C. It. Moran. Dr. Al
IImhi has ben called to consult with
the local physic ian in the case, and It
Is Imped that Mrs. Moran may recover
w It hout an opera I Ion. The weak con
(1 i i ! on of the lady's heart lias pre-
i vented her iindct going nil operation.
She va thought to bo slightly better
'J. D. SHRADER MOVES TO
FARM NEAR HURRAY
Prom Saturday's Dally.
J. D. Khrader, who has Jut recent
ly moved from mar Elm wood to tho
fine Woolscy farm, east of Murray,
was In the city today looking after
some business matters. Dee, as he U
known the county over, held a public
sale on the farm he recently lived on
near Elmwood on Thursday of this
week, at which time Tom Cromwell of
Lincoln sold forty head of horses and
ten head of mules and other prop
erty, tho sale amounting to over
$4,000 In four hours. The sale was
a combination sale and all the prop
erty brought a good price, as Is the.
reputation of Tom Cromwell's auc
tioneering career, who, Deo says, Is
one of the best auctioneers In the
country. Mr. Shrader Is getting
squared away for a very strenuous
season of farm work, as he has
farm of 4 00 acres to look after.
NOT DONE IMPROVING
' ROADS IN NEBRASKA
Reports come from Kansas City
that the Missouri Pacific Is not done
spending money on Its Nebraska
lines. It la ald that a considerable
sum Is yet to be spent on the ter
minals at Falls City, that a number
of new bridges are to be built,
grades are to be widened and new
ties and steel laid over a part of tlm
lines that have not yet been reached.
The Falls City-Omaha line has been
placed In good shape, but much work
remains to be done on the Lincoln
Falls City people are convinced
that Atchison Is to lose the Missouri
Pacific division point and that FkIIh
City Is to benefit by the change, anil
that a little later much of the work
now done In Kansas City and Atchi
son will be done in the shops ami
Missouri Pacific men look for a
program of radical improvements !
the service and physical condition of
the property with the coining of a
new executive head, whlih cannot bo
long postponed now, While C. S,
Clarke of St. I.ouls Is now the nom
inal head of the system,' It Is under
stood he will i i si l' n as soon as the
in w president Is selected.
Hurry Todd In Toun Yesterday.
I'll nil l'lldiiy's linlly.
Mr. Harry Todd, one of the pro
gressive farmers and stock raisers of
the vicinity of Murray, motored li
from the farm yesterday afternoon
to take his young pcop!i homo from
school and Informed a Journal re
porter that the seeding in his neigh
borhood Is well along. He expected
to go to drilling In oats at once, Mr.
Todd Is sowing the Swedish oats,
which, on his Canada laud, yielded
him eighty bushels per acre, and
some of the fanners there got a much
higher yield. Mr. Todd shipped soinn
of the oats from Canada last year and
will sow a large field this season. Wo
expect to hear that he has the blggost
oat yield in the county when tho
threshing time comes.
Keep Number on Your Auto.
Roy Goldln was In South Oinalm
yesterday and was arrested on tho
charge of having no number on his
automobile. He came down last,
night and returned this morning. Tho
mi in her was lost from tho niachlno
between here and Omaha. It may he
. i. . l ...mi . . . . ,t - m. ....ii..
I i inn ue w in escape u line, i no imhicp
up there are very strict and a short
time ago arrested Mr. Parmele of
Plattsniouth and R. A. DufT or this
city on the same charge, but they
were released on making a proper
showing that the number had been
lost between Plattsniouth and Omaha.
Nebraska City News.
iOmiilia and Weeping Water.
There w ill be a debate between the
South Omaha and Weeping Water de
bating teams March 29 at tho
Methodist church, Weeping Water,
Nebraska. Adniislson, 15 cents.
(Question: Resolved, That the policy
or maintaining the United States
navy at. Its present strength Is pre
ferable to the policy of substantially
A Member of the Debating Team.
Mr. Adolph Wesch went to Omalni
this morning and to Iiiiiiianiiel hos
pital, on the morning train today, ex
pecting to bring his wife home with
blm. Mrs. Wesch has been taking
treatment tin re for tho past thieo
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