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PLATTSMOUTI1, NEBRASKA, Til U lis DAY A PHIL 27, 1911
CELEBRATE THEIR GOLDEN WED-
Ex Senator S. L Thomas and Wife Celebrate the Event in a Most
Becoming Manner at Their California Home.
In speaking of the happy event
the Long Heaeh (Cal.) Daily Tele
On April 18, just fifty years
ago, ex-Senator S. L. Thomas of
Nebraska and Mrs. Thomas were
married in Platlsinouth, Neb.,
and the event was commemorated
in their home, H09 East Fifth
street, all smhowered in golden
hearted marguerites, gauzy hows
of thp same golden hue, tall lilies
with a background of the lacy
green of smilax vines.
Delicate lilies were caught
against hangings and curtains
with hows of yellow ribbons.
Chandeliers were softly draped in
greenery and pardiniercs of yel
low nasi rut iums lent a golden
glow in the dining room, where a
delicious collation was served.
The affair with all its charm
ing phases was a complete sur
prise to the bride and groom of
fifty years ago, who were taken on
an auto trip to Los Angeles, in
commemoration of their wedding
day by their son, Mr. W. L.
Thomas. Returning at 8 o'clock i
they found the home massed in'
golden bloom symbolical of the!
fiftieth anniversary, and the
guests assembled with their gold
en gifts ami congratulations. j
Ex-Senator Thomas responded
happily to a toast, saying in part;
as follows: "In reviewing the.
events of fifty years ago, I re
member as but yesterday the
MOST DELIGHTFUL PICNIC
, AT CLOSING OF &M
Miss Bessie Edwards Closed Her
School Friday With a
Miss Hessie Edwards, who has
been teaching the Rock Hluffs
school for the past eight months,
returned to her home in Ibis city
Saturday afternoon, afler having
closed a very successful term of
school in that district.
Friday being the last day of
school (he pupils, assisted by
their teacher, decided lo make
the occasion of closing the school
for the summer months one which
they would never forget, and im
mediately began planning a picnic
to be held at the school house on
that day and to which parents and
friends would be. invited. This
planning developed into a most
delightful picinc, dinner, which
was held at the school house on
last Friday and was a most en
joyable event. Parents, friends
and the pupils, fifty in number,
assembled at the school house
during the morning bonis, which
were whiled away in social con
versation, games and in prepar
ing the picnic dinner.
Long fables were placed in (he
school room and a most bountiful
picnic dinner was spread, and al
the noon hour everybody joined
in (he banquet. Afler having
done ample justice to Ibis splen
did picnic dinner, (he time was
very pleasantly passed in a social
way and at the close of the
beautiful spring day, all wended
their way homeward, having had a
Orders the Journal.
Mrs. Julia Thomas and son,
Alvin, came over from Wen wood
Saturday afternoon for a visit
with friends in Ibis city and were
over-night guests al the home oT
Mr. and Mrs. John Sharp. They
were passengers lo Omaha yes
terday afternoon, where they
visited Mrs. Thomas' son, Oerney
H. Thomas ami family, Mrs.
Thomas reluming to this city last
evening, while Alvin remained for
a more extended visit. Mrs.
Thomas is employed at the in
nI it ul ion at Wenwood as an at
tendant, while her son, Alvin, ij
attending the High school in that
city. Mrs. Thomas was a pleasant
caller at this otllce Ibis morning
nd ordered a copy of the Journal
sent to her address twice a wick.
1 HIGH. GAUFORUIA
eighteenth of April, 1801, when
the dark cloud of the rebellion
was hanging over our country.
Fort Sumter had just been fired
on and bad surrendered. I fully
comprehend the different stand
ing of the country today, where
among the many other bright
prospects is the rapid work going
on in the Panama canal, which
will open the gate to a new pros
perity for Long Heaeh and south
Senator Thomas paid a trihule
to the Long Heaeh municipal
band, and expressed his desire to
assist in the celebration of the
anniversaries of the friends as
sembled in honor of his flftielh
anniversary, saying that he fully
expected to do so, as the climate
of Long Heaeh gives a hope lean
ing toward the longevity of
There were four generations
represented among the guests, in
cluding Senator and Mrs. S. L.
Thomas, their son and his wife,
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Thomas; Mr.
and Mrs. L. S. Thomas, Mr. and
Mrs. Cecil Thomas, Mr. and Mrs.
II. J. Helps, Mr. and Mrs. S. L.
Adamsnn, Mr. and Mrs. L. H.
Elder, Whittier. Cal.; Mr. H.
Francis, Whittier, Cal.; Mrs.
Herlha Todd, Clare Thomas, (ilen
Thomas, Herschel Thomas, Hol
land Thomas, Warren Thomas and
the little great-grandchild, Larue
Holding Down Homestead.
We are in receipt of a com
munication from Mai I hew Wil
kins, who is located near Morean,
South Dakota, in which. he en
closes $ 1 .50 for this paper and
(hen slales thai he has been hold
ing down a homestead in Perkins
counly, South Dakota, and that il
has b i very dry out there, but
ibat things are looking a liltle
heifer now. He also says (hat
when he first went out there Ihey
were located sixty-five miles from
a railroad, but during I he past
winter a branch line had been put
in, which was only twenty-five
miles from fhem.
FROM HIS CANADA TRIP
Reports Everything Favorable for
a Good Wheat Crop in the
From Monday's I tally.
C. E. Wescoll, who has been
spending the past three weeks in
Ihe Alberla country, looking after
his real estate interests, returned
this morning, wearied from a 2,-iidil-mile
ride, he having stepped
on the Imperial Limited at Cal
gary Friday evening and ridden
continually until .No. arrived
with him al Ihe Iturlinglon sta
tion. Mr. Wescoll says he never saw
the Alberta country look more
prosperous 1 hail il does Ihis
spring. Fall wheal is looking
lovely, and the seeding of spring
wheat commenced last week.
There is plenty of moisture there
lo make the crop, without any
additional this season. The pros
pect for a heavy yield this year is
fhe best Mr. Wescoll has seen in
that country. Mr. Wescott left
for Canada on election day and
only learned the result of the
otllcial county when he returned
Exchanges Boat for Car.
Emil Weynch now rides in one
rf Ihe tlnest aulos in the cily, of
Courier build, and it is a beauty.
Mr. Weyrich exchanged his fine
gasoline launch for Ihe car, mak
ing Ihe exchange wilh Ihe II. A.
Dull' establishment of this cily.
Emil doesn't have to fake a wheel
and ride a mile now before he can
take his bonl, but walks out oT
the More and sleps In and is
Subscribe for the Dally Journal.
THE BALL SATURDAY NIGHT
A GRAND SOCIAL SUCCESS
Given by Six Members of the
Senior Class of the Platts
1 mouth High School.
The invitation dance, given by
six members of the senior class
of the IMattsmouth High school
last Saturday night, was one of
Ihe most brilliant events of the
year. The hall was beautifully
decorated wilh Ihe class colors,
pennants of orange and black
waved everywhere and each lady
was presented with a beautiful
rose. The music was furnished
by the M. W. A. orchestra and the
scene illuminated by numerous
electric incandescenfs presented
a dazzling picture as the grand
march, led by Principal llichey
and Miss Jsephine Johnson of
Lincoln, proceeded promptly at 9
o'clock. Fruit punch was served
during Ihe evening and everyone
present seemed to enjoy the
entertainment furnished to the
The out-of-town guests were:
Mr. Frank Herold and sister, Miss
Helen, ami Miss Josephine John
son of Lincoln; John Mar
ket, Misses Let a Thomas and
Hazel Classen of Nebraska City;
Mr. John Woodworth and Misses
Luceta Patterson and Helen Na
son of Omaha: Mr. Carl West of"
Wyoming; Miss Assenniacher of
Lincoln, and Miss Fern McHride
of South Omaha; Messrs. flcorge
Morris, Hobert Clarence Wells,
Albeit Ellenberger and Frank
Phillips of Omaha.
The committee on arrange
ments deserve much praise for
the larlful manner in which the
ball was conducted. Those pres
ent have warm words of com
mendation for those in charge,
and frequent remarks were heard
on Ihe si reel Ihis morning lo Ihe
effect that Ihe affair was one of
the best ever given in fhe hall.
TO CELEBRATE THEIR
Sons, Daughter and Others Come
in Sunday to Assist In Com
memorating the Event.
From Monday's Daily.
While Mrs. P. E. Ruffner's
birthday anniversary does not oc
cur until tomorrow, those who
came in to visit Ihe old home on
Sunday thought it a very pro
pitiou opportunity to celebrate
the event, as their business was
such that Ihey could not always
gel aw ay on any id her day, and
Mrs. Ilufl'ner was jusl as willing
as Ihey were lo have Ihe good
lime right then and there.
Among Ihe parly assembled
was: Dr. and Mrs. Dodge, Sperry
and Horace HufTner ami Miss
Irma Hunt of Omaha, and Edwin
fS. Ruffner of Duncan, Neb. The
entire parly arrived Saturday
evening at the HufVner home, and
it is needless lo say Ihey enjoyed
"home life" to a perfection while
under Ihe protecting wings of
mother and father. After one of
Ihe best dinners ever spread the
parly took a drive over Ihe cily,
and the boys had an opportunity
to view many places where Ihey
used lo ramble, even to the "old
The only fault we have lo find
in chronicling Ihis happy event is
that Mrs. RnlTner refused point
blank lo e us her age, and said
"no woman was right in the upper
slory who would tell her age after
reaching Ihe 37t mark." So we
didn't insist. The party all re
lumed lo Omnha feeling that Ihey
had enjoyed a good time, even if
Ihey were a day or two ahead of
Graduate In May.
Al Weeping Water, May 8,
County Superintendent Miss Mary
Foster will hold the graduating
exercises of the county eighth
grade pupils. The program will
be full of interest and everyone
in Ihe rounly who is interested is
invited to be present. The pro
gram will consist of an address
by. Prof. E. L. House of Peru,
readings by the graduation class
and music. As a result of the
successful graduation from the
eighth grade the graduates will
be admitted to attendance to any
High school course in Ihe county.
Judge Newell Injured.
From Monday's Dally.
Judge W. H. Newell suffered'
severel injuries this morning as a
result of an accident which be
fell hi mat bis Cedar Creek
quarry. The judge went. to the
quan y as usual on No. : this
mornipu, and was about among
the cars arranging for loading
gravel when a heavy car door
swung loose from its fastenings
and fell on his left foot, break
ing the left big toe. The injury
was very painful and will cause
Ihe judge considerable incon
venience for some time.
ANOTHER SERIOUS AC
CIDENT NEAR EAGLE
Machine Becomes Unmanageable
and Runs Into Barbed
August llorkman, who resides
six miles south of this city, met
with ah accident Sunday morning
that might have cost him his life,
lie was riding a motorcycle and
when about a mile south of his
home the pesky machine became
unmanageable, throwing its rider
into ajbarbed wire lence in such
a manner that a gash fully six
inches long and within a sixteenth
of an inch of the juglar vein was
cut in Mr. Horkman's throat and
he also received a bad cut on one
of his hands.
The unfortunate man pulled
himself out of his perilous posi
tion, and afler assuring himself
that he was slill alive, picked up
Ihe machine, and with blood Mow
ing from his wounds, he walked
and pushed that treacherous ma
chine back lo his home, a distance
of one, mile. A doctor was I hen
called lo dress his wounds. Aug
ust was able to come to town Ihe
next day and relate his thrilling
adventure. Eagle lleacon.
BEFORE JUDGE ARCHER
FOR FIGHTING SATURDAY
Arrested Party Not a Quarrelsome
Citizen and Usually Very
Quiet and Peaceable.
From Moniluy'x Malty.
("Ieorge Lindsay was arrested
Saturday night for drunkenness
and lighting. He was taken before
Judge M. Archer this morning and
given 10 and costs, with Ihe sen
tence being suspended for two
weeks lo give defendant oppor
tunity lo pay. (ieorge is not
usually quarrelsome, but when
his brother, Peter, attempted to
lake him home Saturday night he
resented Ihe assistance of his
brother ami finally assaulted
(ieorge regrets the occurrence
very much and says he would not
have thought of such a thing had
he been sober. His brother re
fused In appear as a witness
against (ieorge and Ihe mailer
was disposed of w it hout his state
ment. The altercation look place
on Washington avenue about I)
o'clock in Ihe evening.
Honor the Journal Office.
From Monday' Hull jr.
A parly composed of Joe Zim
inerer, the genial cashier of Ihe
Avoca bank; Mr. Oust Mohr, Ihe
proprietor of one of the best
regulated saloons in Nebraska;
Ed Wulf and his mother, and Mrs.
Rich, Mrs. Wulf's aunt, came over
from Avoca Ihis morning in Joe's
lightning-speed auto. Mrs. Rich
has been visiting at Ihe Wulf
houuV near Avoca, and she was
returning to her home in this city.
The boys all paid their respects
lo Ihe Journal ami replenished its
exchequer somewhat. They re
turned after transuding some
business matters, and in depart
ing, said Ihey would land in
Avoca for dinner. Come again,
gentlemen, we are always glad lo
I hereby announce by self ns a
candiditte for the nomination for the
office of sheriff of Cass county, Ne
braska, aubject to the decision of the
voters at the coming primury elec
tion. I ank the voters to place me
in nomination on the democratic
ticket. 0. P. Barton, Union, Neb.
Mr. W. M. Rinker was called lo
Ihe metropolis on the afternoon
. F. S. WHITE RE- .
CEIVES IN HONOR OF HER
Quite an Elaborate Affair, With
The Sunday World-Herald con
tains the following: Mrs. Francis
K. White and Miss Herlha White
were the hostesses at a reception
Saturday afternoon in honor of
Mrs. Frank Hastings Haller of
Calumet, Mich., daughter of Mr.
anil Mrs. While. They received u
hundred guests from 3 o'clock
until rt. The rooms were bright
ened by clusters oT yellow
jonquils. Mrs. White and daugh
ter were assisted by Mrs. Theo
dore P. Livingston of Plaits
mouth, Mrs. Frederick McConnell,
Mrs. R. R. Kimball, Mrs. Frank If.
Johnson, Mrs. W. J. Slreighl of
Platlssmoulh, Mrs. Ewing Drown,
Mrs. Lowell Parker of Min
neapolis, Mrs. Frank Wilkins,
Mrs. Russell Harris, Miss Lucefla
Patterson, Miss (iretchen McCon
nell and Miss Marguerite Dird
slell. MR. JOHN BOCK CEL
EBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY
Six Daughters, Twenty Grand
children and Four Great
On Sunday, April 10, about
sixty relatives, neighbors and
friends gathered at the home of
Mr. John Hack to assist in cele
braling his 77lh anniversary.
Mr. ffock has seven daughters
and one son. His daughters all
reside in Cass county, while, his
only son lives in Wyoming. Six
of his daughters and families
were able to attend. Twenty
grandchildren were present and
four great-grandchildren. The
day was spent in social conversa
tion. A suinplous dinner and supper
was served by Mrs. Ed (ianseiner
(his yonngeslest daughter, where
Mr. Dock makes his home). Those
present were; Mr. and Mrs. Wulf
and two sons, Mr. and Mrs. E. (i.
Hansen and family, Mr. and Mrs.
F. A. Hansen and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Will Philpot and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Will Hunter ami family,
Mr. and Mrs. Jake llild and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Ed (iansemer
and family, Mrs. Schafer and
sons, Otto ami Philip; Mr. ami
Mrs. Adam llild, Mr. and Mrs.
Louie Puis and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Louie Fredrich and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred llild and fam
ily. Will Obernolte, Irma Peters,
C. R Peters, Richard Maybee and
Drank Nothing but Water.
From TiipkiIrv'i Iiully
Mr. Fred Clugy returned from
Mancrolt and Rosalie yesterday
morning, via Union. Mr. Clugy
had not originally intended to
visit I'nion on this I rip. but cir
cumstances were such I hat he fell
almost compelled to do so. Mr.
Clugy landed in Omaha Saturday
night afler Ihe saloons were all
closed up light and caught I ho
midnight M. P. train for Plalts
moulh. He declares lo his wife
that he had nothing lo drink but
waler, but. be I hat as it may, Fred
fell asleep and slept until the
train reached Murray, when the
accommodating brakeman waked
him and asked him where he
wanted lo get off, and when he in
formed fhe train oflicial, that in
dividual said, "We passed thai
station some time ago." Fred
I lien decided to go on to I'nion, as
the conductor declined lo back the
train up to Plaltsmoulh. At
I'nion he got a bed and rested
very well until time for Ihe early
north-bound train, which he
boarded for Plattsmouth.
I- THEY SELL THE GOODS.
I A few weeks ago a lit lie J.
J want ad in the Journal sold
I 1,000 hedge posts for one
of our farmer readers. Did '
I you ever think of trying
J one? There is no doubt.
They do the business. J
E MORE CUTE
CAPERS OF OAN CUPID
A Pretty Wedding at the Home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Todd,
Three Miles West of Town.
From Tui'vliy's )lly
A very pretty home wedding
occurred al Ihe residence of Mr.
and Mrs. A. E. Todd, three miles
west of (his cily, this morning at
10 o'clock, when Mrs. Todd's
sister, Miss Edith Huzzell, was
married fo Mr. Frank L. Clark of
Corning, Iowa. The marriage had
been arranged to transpire in
June, but Ihe serious illness of
Ihe bride's father, who lives in
California, caused ihe parlies to
hasten their marriage. They de
parted for California this after
noon. The ceremony look place in the
presence of the immediate rela
lies and was performed by Rev.
Ralcliffe, former pastor of the
Christian church. The wedding
march was played by Miss Elean
or Todd. The bride wore a blue
traveling dress and the groom
(be customary black with white
lie. The wedding ceremony was
very simple, but impressive, Rev.
Ratcliffe using the solemn ritual
of the Christian church. '
After the ceremony and the
congratulations of Ihe assembled
guests, Ihe wedding party were
ushered into Ihe dining room,
where a wedding lunch was served
fit for a king. Delicious ice
cream and cake closed Ihe feast.
At the Iturlinglon station a
large quantity of rice nnd a few
old shoes were showered upon Ihe
wedding parly. A nice-looking
gentleman pr ded the party to
Ihe depot a half hour or so and,
unrolling a bolt of while ribbon,
informed Ihe boys in the baggage
room that in Iowa, where Mr.
Clark lived, no one thought that
they were married unless they
could have their Irunk d iraled
wilh hows of while ribbon, and
thai Mr. Clark would be disap
pointed if be should gel out of
(own without having their bag
gage properly labeled. The boys
fell into Ihe plan, a huge piece of
coardboard was produced and
labeled "Just Married." and lack
ed on the side of the trunk, which
bad been sent to the station from
Ihe Huzzell home. The rope
which hound Ihe trunk was wrap
ped wilh while ribbon and huge
bows of while ribbon were placed
at every place where Ihe ropes
crossed over the Irunk. Al coii
venienl intervals red hearts were
pasted on Ihe trunk, and an old
shoe lied on each handle of the
Irunk. A large piece of brown
paper was laid over the entire
decoration, so that il might not,
al tract too much alleiilion before
being loaded into the car.
When Ihe parly arrived at the
station Ihe young man had dis
appeared, and the station hoys
were left to use what caution was
necessary lo get Ihe Irunk loaded
before Ihe bride and groom dis
covered the decoration. A few of
Ihe friends got round on one side
of (he truck and viewed the
spectacle, but neiiher Mr. nor
Mrs. Clark saw it.
The oul-of-fown guests attend
ing the wedding were; Mr. .1. H.
Farley, Mrs. F, E. Potter,
Derlha Clark and Clifford Clark of
The Journal extends congratu
lations ami wishes Ihe happy
couple long life and a prosperous
career through this vale of tears.
Donates His Services.
Mr. Mai I hew (Seeing of this cily
has donated his services to the
ladies of St. Mary's Cuild and the
peocceds from bis lecture, "The
Passion Play," will be used to
beautify Ihe St. Luke's church in
Ihis city. My patronizing Ihe
ladies in their endeavor to assist
their church you also contribute
lo the upbuilding of the cily.
Show your appreciation of I heir
efforts by al lending the lecture on
the evening of May 1st at the
Parmele I healer.
Mrs.Seidenstreicker Not So Well.
Mrs. Seidensleeickee, mother of
Mrs. Ida Campbell, is reported as
being quili' sick. Mrs. Sejden
streicker returned from Ihe hos
pital recently, bul has not been
gelling along as well as her im
mediate family and friends would
like. We trust that Hie lady will
improve and that she will soon be
on the road lo recovery.
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