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SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES
PLATTSMOUTH, NK1JRASKA. TUUUSDAY MAY 11, 1911
Large Delegation Present From This City and All Return Feeling
Grateful for Their Cordial Reception by Citizens.
The graduation uf eighth grade
pupils, held at Weeping Water
last Saturday, was largely at
tended by the parents uf Ihe
graduates from different purls of
the county. The exercises of Ihe
forenoon were conducted in the
High school building and consist
ed of an exciting ciphering con
test. The basket picnic dinner on
the school canipiw was a pleasant
feature of the day.
The program of t ho afternoon
was given in Ihe Congregational
church, the principal speaker of
the afternoon being Prof. K. I..
Rouse, superintendent of Ihe
teachers' training department of
Peru normal who delivered a
most, interesting address, ap
preciated by parents and students
alike. The presentation of the
Hi diplomas by County Super
intendent, Miss Mary Foster was
an occasion the like of which has
not been witnessed in Cass coun
ty before, and we doubt if many
counties in the stale or neighbor
ing states, for that matter, can
boast, of as many eighth grade
students passing the test required
by Miss Foster at this lime.
The Plattsmouth delegation
bad a pleasant trip and returned
home highly elated over the tine
A BUSY DAY IN THE .
COUNTY COURT TODAY
Besides Looking After Four
Estates, a Number of Marriage
Licenses and One Ceremony.
Frcim Monday's Pally.
He fore 10:30 o'clock this morn
ing Ihe county judge's office had
granted Ihree marriage licenses
and performed one reremony.
The happy couple married by
Judge Itccson were Mr. Franz
Schaknies and Miss Augusta Sei
ferl, who were unable to under
stand Ihe English language, and
Miss Mia (Sering was requested to
act as interpreter. Mr. and Mrs.
Schaknies will reside in Plalts
moulh. They have but recently
come over from Ihe old country.
Licenses were issued to Ralph
Evan Allen and Miss Coslillo Mary
Dihel of Fagle and Mr. Reynolds
N. DellesDernier and Miss Flor
ence Lovina Comer, both of Elm
wood. The groom is Ihe son of
Hon William DellesDernier, and
the bride the daughter of Mr. E.
T. Coiner, both popular members
of line families of Klmwood.
Otherwise Ihe court had a busy
day. The second hearing of
claims in Ihe estates of John S.
Duke, deceased; Mrs. Shera, de
ceased; Mary Xicliel, deceased;
Clayborn A. Davis, deceased, and
John M. Ruby, deceased, was had
in all but the last named, which
was continued for 30 days. In
this estate a claim of ..)()0 has
been llled by the Denver-Laramy
Realty company. Attorney Shot
well of Omaha is looking after
the claimants' interests.
Accident Was Fatal.
Mr. D. A. Young of Murray
went to South Omaha Saturday
morning with a load of hogs and
ppenl the day in Omaha, As he
came to the station to take Xo. ,2
for this city he saw some men
working on Ihe electric wire poles.
About live minutes later, as a
friend of Mr. Young's passed the
same men, one of them got a foot
entangled with a live wire and
was electrocuted and died almost
instantly, his clothing being set
on lire by the current. It was a
sight which Mr. Young was glad
he did no) witness.
Corn Planting Begins.
Mr. Adam Meisinger of near
Cedar Creek and Mr. Jesse Val
lery of near Mynard began plant
ing corn Saturday, Mr. Meisinger
with the planter and lister and
Mr. Yallery with the lister.
Numerous olher farmers have
commenced planting also.
treatment they received at the
hands of the hospitable people of
Weeping Water, who are known
for their genuine hospitality.
The ciphering contest covered
more advanced principalss than
the one held at the middle of the
school year. The subjects con
tested t Saturday were fractions,
decimals, denominate numbers
and percentage. There were ten
contestants, Ihe prize of 2. 50
cash being won by Mary Waters
The party going from this cily
spoke very highly of the courteous
treatment shown by Mr. Hughes,
traveling passenger agent of the
M. P. Railway company of Omaha,
who accompanied the special car
to and from Weeping Water.
Those attending from (his city
were: County Superintendent
Miss Foster, Superintendent of
Vily Schools X. C. Abbott, Miss
Anna lleisel, Kssie Hultery, Mor
ris Spies, Phil Campbell, Harry
Cecil, Lyle Mollis, Ruby Fdgerton,
Verdon Vrnman, Cecil Clifford,
Xorine Schulhof, Glen Thompson,
Wallace Hunter, Pauline Butlery,
Floyd McDaniel, Leon Slenner,
Hilda Fahlson, Verna Krejci, Mil
liard Cirassman and Stanley
Will Visit Germany.
From Monday' Dally.
Mr. August Doehmer and wife
find daughter, Marl ha, of drant ,
-Nebraska, arrived in Plattsmouth
yeslerday to visit their daughter,
Mrs. Roesler, for a short time be
fore, starting to Europe. , Mr.
Hoehmer, wife and daughter will
depart on No. 2 this evening for
Chicago and Xew York City, from
Ihence they will sail lo Europe,
where they will visit, relatives in
Saxony, Ihe native country of Mr.
and Mrs. Hoehmer. They have
not, seen their former home for
twenty-nine years, and a very
pleasant visit is anticipated.
A KITCHEN AND SOX
SHOWER SATURDAY NIGHT
At the Home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Llbershal, Jr., in Honor of
Two Young People.
A merry crowd of young people
gathered at the pleasant home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. Libershal, jr.,
Saturday evening to participate, in
a kitchen and sock shower, this
being given in honor of Miss Anna
Meisinger and Mr. Frank Liber
shal, who are to be married In
Ihe near future. The ladies came
provided wilh various' kitchen
utensils for Miss Meisinger and
Ihe gentlemen wilh socks for Mr.
The evening; was most delight
fully spent in various games, both
in and out of doors, ami at a late
hour light refreshments, consist
ing of ice cream, cake and fruit,
were served. Just previous to the
close of the splendid entertain
ment the guests of honor were
showered with the many packages
calculated to introduce them into
the art of housekeeping and
which will assist them in remem
bering . this particular occasion.
At a late hour all departed for
their homes, voting Ihe evening a
most enjoyable one.
Lightning Damaged Farm Line.
From Mondny'R Dally.
Mr. Henry Heil and wife drove
in from the farm this afternoon
and reported farm telephone line
l-D as out of commission as a
result of last night's storm. The
lightning struck the wire and de
stroyed about half a dozen poles,
nutting some of them entirely
out of use. One pole in particular
was broken off half way from the
ground and the splinters scattered
fiver the field and road. Jacob
Trilsch was unable to com
municate with his farm this
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Saturday's Ball Game.
There was quite an exciting
baseball game pulled off on the
Chicago avenue grounds last
Saturday afternoon between the
Plattsmouth High school team
and the Springfield team. The
game resulted in the defeat of the
Plattsmouth team by a score of
8 to 5. The home team put up a
strong game, but were simply out
classed by the visitors. They
were much, heavier and older
players than the Plattsmouth
boys, possibly having a great deal
more experience in the game. The
high school boys are playing good
ball when in their class. This was
Ihe last game for the boys at
home, iis school closes within two
THE DOME MERCHANTS
SHOULD BE SUPPORTED
A Full Line of Well Kept Stores
Is a Great Public
A full line of well kept retail
stores is a great public con
vcniecncc. it enables our home
people to take their own time for
inspection of goods, when they
are not cut short by the hurry of a
trip to some distant city.
(Jail Hamilton, a well known
writer of some years ago, wrote a
book called "Twelve Miles From
a Lemon." It, was a humorous de
scription of Ihe inconveniences
one encounters in living in a place
where the conveniences of retail
business are not good.
' People think of those things
when picking out a residence
town, and they hate to locate in a
place lacking good stores, just
as I hey dislike to go to a place
lacking good water and lights and
streets and sewers.
In order to get public con
veniences of any kind we have to
tax ourselves. Even if it, could
be proved that one must oc
casionally pay a little more to buy
at home, this tax is necessary
to gel a good system of local
shops is but slight compared
wilh what, we pay for other con
veniences. Hut it does not cost
more to buy at home.
Council Chamber Cleaned Up.
From Tuesday'! Dally
A. Jacobi, whose occupation is
beating and laying carpets, will
undoubtedly receive the gratitude,
of the city council tor the able
manner in which he has cleaned
up the council chamber. The
chamber looks brighter than it
has heretofore for the space of
"three lives," or 21 years, accord
ing to the common law. Jacobi's
skill so impressed itself upon
Judge Archer and the judge felt
so well in finding himself in such
pleasant environment, and was so
surprised at being able to see
objects from Ihe nlHce" windows
that he at once relented from the
sentence pronounced against
Jacobi on May i and granted Ihe
gentleman a conditional parole.
The conditions are severe lo a
person of Mr, Jacobi's tempera
ment, but he is going lo give it a
trial at least. The parole reads
that the accused is not lo drink
intoxicants for thirty days. If he
wins the fine and costs will be
marked paid, otherwise it will be
different. Mr. Jacobi is now ready
for business, and if you will take
a peep at the council chamber you
will want him to do your job of
A Glorious Rain.
From Mnmlay'H Dally.
The Burlington offlce reports
an even half-inch of rain last
night, which no doubt was worlh
thousands of dollars to the agri
culturalists of this county. The
farmers are just ready lo plant
corn, and although Ihe crops were
not yet apparently needing
moisture, yet Ihe genlle manner
in which the rain came last night
will place the ground in excel
lent shape for corn planting, and
wilh the warm atmosphere fol
lowing, will germinate .the seed
and a rapid growth will result,
which is very desirable to place
Ihe young plants quickly out of
the way of insects. Mr. Fred
Ramge visited his farm near Mur
ray yesterday and says he never
saw wheat look more promising;
he has forty acres planted. Mr.
Ramge thinks Ibis week will see
a large acreage of corn planted.
RFil I FTTFR MY IT
THE METHODIST CHURCH
Mrs. Gates, Conference Secretary
of Methodist Church, Makes
Frern Monday's Dally.
Yesterday was a red letter day
for the Methodist church of this
city. Mrs. ('Sales, conference
secretary of the Methodist church
of Nebraska, wilh her residence
in Lincoln, addressed the church
at three of its services, speaking
at the morning church service to
the congregation, in the after
noon to the women of the church
and in Ihe evening to the F.pworlh
There was a line audience in
the', morning; the choir sang as a
special number an nnlhcni, "Mr.
Shepherd Is the Living' iod." Ihe
solo being taken by D. C. York.
Mr$. (Sales gave an interesting
ainj impressive address on the
missionary topic, saying among
other things that the missionary
work during the past recent years
haij been handled in a scientific
waj; that the Christian world had
gotfe about Ihe conversion in an
earnest, methodical manner, so
that every dollar expended and
every missionary in Ihe Held
worked lo one purpose. The
heal ban lands had been appor
tioned among the different Chris
tian sects and that the share al
lot jed Jo the Methodist church
wiif 150,000,000 souls; 75,000,
00() of these were women and had
been assigned to the women of
tin church lo be given an oppor
tunity to hear the gospel. If the
women ot the M. E. church failed
to accomplish what had been as
signed to them, this wink would
not be done, as the other or
ganizations were engaged on
other millions, and Ihose allotted
to the Methodist women would
never hear the glad tidings. The
spraker dwelt on the excuses
offered often by Ihe women of the
church, that of lack of lime from
I heir household duties, and asked
the women lo place themselves in
the situation of Ihe Tientsin
women and ask themselves how
much I hey would appreciate Ihe
lime required lo attend Ihe meet
ings, the speaker believed I hat a
different altitude would be shown.
The result of the work yester
day was the organization of Ihe
standard bearers among Ihe
young people of the, church and
ih.. el, n, !,.,., ni-,. i,. i n.i ..f.and proud, for. Ihe neighbors all
workers in the missionary cause.
At the evening service I here
was a large congregation out lo
hear Ihe sermon by the pastor,
Rev. L. W. Austin. The (ilee club
of twenty girls sang a special
number and a very interesting
service was enjoyed by Ihe con
gregation. NEW CONFECTIONERY
WILL OPEN THIS WEEK
Under the Management of J. W.
Bookmeyer and J. W.
The new confectionery slnre of
Hookmeyer k Maurer will be
opened lo Ihe public Ihe latter
part, of this week. J. V. Hook
meyer and J. W. Mauer, the pro
prielors of Ihe. new slore, have
been very busy for the past two
weeks get I ing Ihe room in good
repair and completing the other
necessary arrangements. They
are sure going lo have a very
swell little room when they have
finished new paint and paper
and new fixtures throughout.
Their line will consist of ice
cream, candies, cigars and to
baccos. They have bought a new
soda fountain and will dispense
all kinds of soft drinks. Their
opening day will be announced
They Got the Truffles.
Ed Egcnhcrgcr and James John
proved Ihe early truffle hunters
yesterday morning, and secured
the bulk of the game for Ihe day.
They look up Ihe hunt early in
the morning and returned about.
10 o'clock wilh two bushels of
them, enough lo supply all the
neighbors and friends.
J. E. Kraeger, from near Cedar
Creek, was in Ihe city today, and
while here called al the Journal
office and enrolled his name for a
copy of the semi-weekly.
Surprises His Brother.
Mr. H. W. Corey of North
Yakima, Washington, arrived to
day to pay a visit to his brother,
John Corey, proprietor of Ihe Per
kins hotel. This is the first visit
Mr. Corey has made in Platts
mouth for four years. He was
formerly a resident of this vicin
ity, having come here wilh his
brother in 1872. and resided here
until 181)1, when he moved to
Iowa, going from there to .North
Yakima four years ago. John was
not expecting his brother, as he
had not received any notice of his
SOCIAL EVENT OF THE
A Number Present From Lincoln
and Omaha and a Fine
- Time Enjoyed.
An in ital ion ball was given by
a few of the young gentlemen of
Ihe cil al Coales' hall last Sat
urday night which was a very en
joyable event. The music was
furnished by the M. W. A. or
chestra and was up to the usual
high standard of this popular
musical organi.at ion. The pro
grams furnished for Ihe occasion
wi re ( legaiit in design ami jnsl a
lillle liner than has been seen at
any function given in Ihe hall Ibis
season. There, were twenty
couples present, and Ihe evening
passed quickly away. The hall
was tastefully decorated, punch
was served and the function was
a brilliant social success.
Those from out-of-town at
tending Ihe dance were: Miss
Josephine Johnson and Miss
Whalley of Lincoln; Miss Mannie
Hiddlecoine of llavelock; Miss
Katie Shields, Miss Anna Robert
son, Mr. Arthur Frederick ami Mr.
McCormick of Omaha.
It Was a New Boy.
Our excellent, young fuiend,
Joseph Sabatkn, was down town
yesterday wearing Ihe broadest,
smile thai you have seen for many
a day, and called at Ihe Journal
office lo have us enjoy a smoke
wilh him. Xow, you might, guess
Ibis was on account of a baby girl
arriving al his home, but such is
not the lael, for it is a bright
eyed, ten-pound baby boy that ar
rived cslerday morning. 1'nder
such circumstances we believe
Joe has a right lo feel both happy
say Ihe little stranger is a hand
some little fellow and looks just
like his dad. Doth Ihe inolher
and lillle one are gelling along
nicely and we believe Joe will be
able lo work at least half Ihe time
I his week.
Merchants Not Buying Freely.
Traveling men complain that
Ihe merchants out in Ihe slate are
not buying as freely as they did
a year ago. The merchants give
as their reason that Ihe farmers
are economizing lo almost the
same extent they did in the old
pioneer days. Nobody seems lo
have found out why the farmers
are pursuing this course, al
though some of tint bankers say
Ihey have .been spending loo
much (or automobiles and in land
specuallion in other stales. Busi
ness men, as a rule, cannot buy
from hand to nioulli. They must
have on hand whatever Iheir
patrons call for, or they will lose
trade. This forces I hem lo guess
in advance just what Iheir trade,
wants and how much it will
absorb. If buying falls off Ihey
find themselves overstocked, and
then Ihey must perforce turn
down the traveling men. Most
persons cannot understand why
wilh good crops and good crop
prospects business does not in
crease, but the initial impulse
must come from the consumer
the producer and middle-man are
helpless. When Ihe turn does
come, however, business will
jump. Lincoln News.
High School Plays Next.
The dale for pulling on I lie Ml
class play has been fixed at Tues
day evening, May 1ft. The enter
tainment this year will consist of
two comedies. The first "The
Mouse Trap" and Ihe second a
college comedy, "The Sopho
more." The plays are being put
In good form, with Mrs. Oeorge E.
Dovey in charge, also ably assist
ed by Mr. 11. S. Austin, an artist
o nthe stage. , ,
THOMAS JANDA DIES AT
Was on Visit to His Relatives In
This City When Stricken
Former Prominent Resident.
From Monday's Dolly.
Yesterday evening shortly! aft
er 8 o'clock Tom Janda, a former
old-time citizen of Plattsmouth,
pased away at the home of his
daughter in the western part of
this city in the Clth year of his
age. Thomas Janda was born in
the village of Plesice, district of
Urno, Moravia, November 17,
1815, where he grew to manhood,
learned Ihe cabinet makers' trade,
at which he worked for several
years before-coming to America,
lie was married twice, the first
lime in his native village, about
forty-one years ago, to Miss
Frances Hiher, who died about six
years ago. II is second marriage
occurred about two and a half
vcars ago to Mrs. Anna Kutilek,
who survives Ihe deceased.
The children of his first, mar
riage surviving Mr. Janda are four
sons and two daughters, namely:
Hubert Janda of Weston, Neb.;
Frank .lamia of Omaha; John
Janda, residence al this time not
known, and Joseph Janda of Host
wick. Neb. His daughters are
Mrs. Frank Slavicek of this cily
and Mrs. Dr. Albert Pecinovsky of
Valley Falls, Kansas.
Mr. Janda also leaves three
brothers and two sisters and one
half-brother surviving him,
namely, Anton, Frank and Cyril
Janda of this cily; Mrs. Anion
Chaloupka of Plallsmouth, and
Mrs. Frank Vihlidal of Morris
lllulT, Neb., and' John Janda,
formerly street commissioner of
Plattsmouth, his half brother.
Mr. Janda came to Plallsmouth
in August, 1877, and got employ
ment wilh Ihe nurliugtoii. lie as
sisted in Ihe construction of the.
buildings .const itul ing the Hur
liuglon plant here, and afterward
went lo work in Ihe coach shop,
where he remained for live years,
when he purchased a farm from
Ihe company in Saunders county,
Nebraska, and farmed for Iwo
years, coming back lo Plaits
mouth and working in Ihe coach
shop for about seven years more.
Mr. Janda then moved lo Crete
and resided (here for some lime,
when he look up his residence in
South Omaha, where he has re
sided until recent ly, when he came
lo his daughter's, hoping that the
rest, would improve his condition,
but instead he gradually grew
weaker with Ihe ravages of tho
dread Mi ght's disease uulil death
He was a consistent member of
the Catholic, church and his fun
eral will occur Thursday morn
ing at II o'clock from Ihe house
ami about 10 o'clock from the
Holy Rosary Catholic church, and
will be conducted by Father
Vlcek, pastor of the church, as-
sisled by Father Dor and Father
Vranek of Wahou and Father
Shine of this cily.
Chase the Festive Truffle.
From Tiii'Hiluy'R Dally.
Counly Regisler of Deeds A. J.
Snyder and Counly Judge A. J.
Itccson laid aside Ihe onerous
duties of Iheir respelcive ofilces
this afternoon, and with a pocket
full of cigars, a sack over Iheir
tired shoulders struck for Ihe cool
woods in quest of the young and
toothsome truffle. Each had a
knowing look on his anxious
countenance and an air of mys
tery and neither would talk as to
where the truffle patch was
located. It seems to be an un
written rule to never tell where
you find Ibis mysterious vegeta
ble; if you do your luck is done
for and you will never find an
Judge Newell Improving.
The numerous friends of Judge
Xewell will be pleased to learn
thai his condition is improving
and that the ncccsisty for
amputation is growing less each
day. He has suffered a great deal
of pain and yesterday he was as
sured for Ihe first lime by his
physician that the foot could be
saved. Mrs. Newell, who has also
been quite sick for some days, is
Mr. f). E. Johnson of Lincoln,
Mr, F. E. Emerson and Mr. A. N.
Willoti of Omaha were in the city
today looking after business for
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