The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 03, 1911, Image 1
K.b. Stat Historical 8o. moutb iJowrn SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXX PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY JULY .1,1911 XO 52 f 4 4 T 10 CAIN BURGESS OF THIS CI1Y Many Out of Town Guests Come to Pay Tribute to the Grand Old Man, Who for Thirty-Eight Years Has Had Charge of St Luke's Parish of This City. Thursday was a day long to be remembered by the members of St. Luke's church and those who paid tribute to one of the noblest men on earth on this eventful date. The day marked the clos ing of a half century of the great work of Canon H. B. Burgess as rector of the Episcopal church, and the thirty-eighth year of his ministry in Plattsmouth, and Thursday was a day set apart as the time to celebrate this event, as well as tho golden anniversary and ordination of Canon Burgess. It was indeed one of the happiest events in the history of both Mr. and Mrs. Burgess, and they feel very grateful to their friends for the noble tribute of respect paid them. A largo number of the clergy from Omaha and other cities of the state, as well as a large rep resentation of the laity of the Episcopal church of Omaha, ar rived on the early morning train to participate in the holy com munion services and ordination of the rector, Canon Burgess. The services" in the morning were most beautiful and impressive. Bishop Williams of Omaha conducted the services at which the communion was taken, and it was a most beautiful sight to see those two old and dear people to the hearts of all who know them, Mr. and Mrs. Burgess commune together and separate from the other participants. Bishop Wililams, In a few very Jieautiful remarks, in referring to this great event, said (hat the date (June 29) was especially appropriate, as it was also the anniversary of the or dination of St. Peter, as well as Canon Burgess. In reference to him, in whose honor (his even! was celebrated, Bishop Williams pokc very feelingly. There was a fine audience of friends of the aged clergyman, besides members of the church, present to do him honor, and as a token of esteem lo the grand old man, the Plattsmouth congrega tion and Bishop Williams raised a pure of $1G0 in gold, and Mrs. llaller of Omaha presented Mr. and Mrs. Burgess with a magnifi cent gift in the shape of a gold teapot. At the close of the services at noon Canon and Mrs. Burgess, Bishop Williams and wife and other visiting clergymen were entertained at lunch by Dr. and Mrs. T. P. Livingston, while Mr. and Mrs. George N. Dovey enter tained Mrs. and Miss Barkalow, Mr. and Mrs. Van Oslrand, Dean and Mrs. Tancock and Mr. Col I a of Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. August Tartsch entertained Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pearce of Lincoln. The clergymen and others from abroad who were present to do honor to the, occasion were: Bishop Williams and wife, Right Rev. James A. Tancock, dean; Rev. T. J. Collar, Rev. W. II. Baylcy, Rev.1 John Albert Wil liams, all of Omaha; Rev. W. IT. Frost of Fremont; Rev. S. Mills Hayes and Rev. A. II. Brook and wife of Lincoln; Hon. F. E. White and wife, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. White, Mrs. Byron Reid, Mrs. F. L. Haller, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Van Ostrand. Mr. George II. Savidgc, Mrs. S. 0. Barklow, Miss Barklow, Miss Melona Butlerfleld and Mrs. Mar Murphy of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pearce of Lincoln. The rectory was the scone of splendid receptions during the afternoon and evenings. Hun dreds of people mine and went, extending lo Canon and Mrs. Burgess heartiest congratulations on the propitious occasion. The parlors and living rooms and din ing room were beautifully deco rated willi flowers and ferns, and after passing the receiving line, headed by the guest of honor and bis wife, the guests were Ushered into the dining room, where orange punch ami ices were nerved. During the evening the. lawn and the rectory were brillantly lighted with electricity and beautifully gowned women and gentlemen in evening dress thronged (he veranda and parlors. CANON H B. Rector St Luke's Church Miss Kiltie Comings presided at the piano, while different mem bers of St. Luke's choir rendered beautiful solos. The occasion was a brilliant social success, there being pres ent the membership of all of the churches in the city, who came lo honor the senior pastor, both in years and point of service in Plattsmouth. The grand, good man, who served the people of Plattsmouth so long, first saw the light in Red ford, Wayne.counly, Michigan, on April 21, 183.3, which makes him a little upwards of 78 years of age. During his early boyhood days he lived with his parents on the farm, working during the summer and attending school in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, of the winter, until he had passed his l"lh year. He then entered the Iliad school at Ponlaic, Michigan, and completed a four-years' course in three years' time, being compelled to slop one year in order lo .secure money to "go up higher." This year was given up to working on the farm and """" I , III' M IIWI . n-ji n ... f " ' W wit?- . . .. ' "V---.',''"..:'' : '""' " -- .-v.'ir..,. V teaching. He entered the Uni versity of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1851, and completed his studies there in about two years and ac quitted the university with the highest honor. He was proffered the chair of astronomy in the university of his graduation, which position he accepted and occupied for one year before tak ing up a course at a theological school, where he also graduated, and from there went to Neshota, Wis., where he entered the min istry. From there he went to Milwaukee, where he accepted a charge, and remained for nearly eight years, resigning to accept a position as instructor in the Ne braska City college, and while thus engaged he had charge of . s BURGESS for Thirty-alcht Years. the St. Luke's parish in Platts mouth. Wlu'le engaged in Nebraska City Canon Burgess gave one hour each day to instructions in Hebrew, one hour lo Greek and live hours to theology. After 'one year Ihusly engaged the family removed to this city, where they have made their home ever since and where every man, wom an and child is their friend, and who love the kind old man as a father. While instructor in the Ne braska City college, which is one of the institutions of the past, Mr. Burgess had under ti is charge as student Paul Morton, former sec retary of the interior and presi dent of the Equitable Insurance company at the time of his death, a year and a half ago. Which Canon Burgess It the Rector. During his I It i il y-oight years in charge of St. Luke's church he has missed but one Sunday from his usual services, and that was over twenly-livc years ago, when he was ill for a short lime. Mr. Burgess became a Mason many years ago, and has always proved true to tho same and has ascend- ed the ladder almost to the top most round. While Mr. Burgess has almost reached his 80th year, his mind poems as clear as an ordinary person of ((), and the members of his church, and many who are not members, fairly worship him as man of exemplary qualities and one whose every-day life is wc itliv of l i(wiiig. He is a man whom the writer dearly loves for his manhood, true Christian spirit, and manly traits of char acter. No man would be missed among us more than Canon Bur gess, and the Journal hopes that he and his excellent wife may live many years and enjoy life and prosperity, as they truly deserve. J Since the above was put In type the Journal is informed that the purse presented to Canon Burgess aggregated $310. Mr. Myron Wheeler of Lincoln, for whom Canon Burgess performed a mar riage ceremony twenty-nine years ago today, commemorated the i Nent by sending a check for $50, and checks are still coming in amounting to $5 and $10 as pres ents. ) The members of St. Luke's church are deeply grateful to those who assisted them in mak ing the occasion so notable an event. The ladies who served at the reception and those who fur nished music, as well as the Evening Journal, each and all are sincerely thanked for the part taken and aid rendered. A CRACKER JACK BALL TEAM ATJEDAB CREEK Winners From All Teams That Are Unfortunate Enough to Tackle Them. iThe Cedar Creek baseball aggregation journed to Louisville Ydposday and trimmed up the ball team there by, a score of 11 lo 1. The feature of tho game was Connor's pitching. Ho kept tho hits well scattered and at critical times showed great form, when it. conies to control, fielding or heady ball playing, he has Tew equals in amateur baseball ranks. Louisville's only score, came in the sixth inning, when the runner from second mase ran in front of the shortstop and caused him lo miss a fast grounder, which Shorslop Schneider handles with ease when given a clear track. The runner, however managed not. to touch the shortstop or have the ball touch him., and con sequently the only score of the game was counted. Twice they had men on third base, but Kelly, left fielder, spoiled the scoring lry sensational catches of a line drive and a Texas leaguer. The batteries were: Cedar Creek, Connor and WoHT; Louisville, Wood, Ossonkop and Keckler. Wolli's Colls will ramble to Avoca Sunday, July 2, and play the fastest team in the south end of the county and a god game may be looked for. There will be a train of autos lenve Cedar Creek promptly at 12 o'clock and every one who can is invited to join the cars. At Newport, R. I. Mrs. N. H. lsbel in In receipt of a communication from her adopt ed son, John lsbel, who has joined the U. S. navy, and is now in training at Newport,. R. I. Ho says ho likes it, fine and that there are over 800 boys in train ing there. Ho nlso slates that he will receive $17.(10, each month besides all his necessary cloth ing. Ho says he will remain in training at this point until Sep tember ft, at which limo they will ('epart for a trip around tho world. He asked (hat a copy of tho Semi-Weekly Journal bo sent to him In order that he might be 'u'pt posted as to happenings at home. In the County Court. Vmm FrMiiy'n Tiiilly. The hearing on the probate of an instrument propounded as the last will of W. S. Polhemus was continued so Dial, Hie depositions of attesting witnesses could be taken in the east. Mr. V. A. Elwood of Neligh is in the city, the guest of his friend, County Treasurer F. E. Sch later. PLATIS1UTH PEOPLE AT THE LEAGUE CONVENTION Royal Reception at Nebraska City by Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Soper, Formerly of This City. From Tliurnilay'8 Iiaily. Mr. E. II. Wescott returned this morning from the Fpworth league district convention held.' at Ne braska City Tuesday and Wednes day. The convention was com posed of delegates from the five adjacent counties and met in the First Methodist church of Ne braska City and was presided over by the president of the conven tion, Prof. E. C. Loiter, of Peru. The Plattsmouth delegation are grateful to Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Soper, who extended the kindest hospitality to the Plattsmouth contingent, meeting them at the train on Iheir arrival and escort ing them to their beautiful studio and suite of rooms, where lunch was served, and afterward a pic ture of the entire Plattsmouth delegation was taken. Their kind reception by Mr. and Mrs. Soper will be a pleasant memory for years to come in the minds' of all who were fortunate enough to at tend tho convention from this city. Plattsmouth was represented on the program by Mr. E. H. Wes cott, who had a topic, and Iho chorus singing of the convention was conducted by Mr. DC. York of this city and several solos were also sung by Mr. York, and he never failed to inject enthusiasm into the song feature of the con vention. Tho Nebraska City peo ple as a whole cared for the con vention most excellently, a feature of the entertainment being an auto ride through the city and Morion park. Those attending from this oily were: President E. 0. Hill and wife, J). C. York, Jesse J'erry, Ellen- Windham,. .Ethel , Leyda, Myrtle Hall, Margaret Rishel. Eunice Cline, Erma Covert and E. If. Wescolt. DELIGHTFUL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION YESTERDAY Given at Home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Campbell In Honor of Their Daughter, Vergla. From Friday's Dnlly. The pleasant country homo, of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Campbell, south of this city, was tho scene of a most delightful birthday party on Thursday evening, when they entertained a number of friends in avery charming man near in honor of their daughter, Vergia's, birthday anniversary. Whenever invited to the, Camp bell homo everybody in that vicinily always expects a delight ful lime, and their expectations were fully realized in the enter tainment of Thursday evening. The friends who had assembled at the Campbell home had - como prepared to have a royal good time, and we have it, very con fidential, that they sure did. The hours were very pleasantly spent in various games, interspered with many oilier amusements, and all of which made the evening a most en joyable one. Dainty re freshments, consisting of de licious ice cream and cake, were, served, which the merry company likewise thoroughly enjoyed. It, was a late hour when, after hav ing wished Miss Vergia many more as happy birthdays, tho guests departed for their homes. Those who enjoyed this oc casion were: Messrs. ami Mes dames J. M. Wolland, W. M. Splitt, G. E. Wiley, Peter Camp bell; Misses Mary Carroll, Vergia Campbell, Golden Wolland, Inez Splitt; Messrs. John Splitt, Edgar Wolland, Ed Jones, August Grauf, Glenn Campbell, Ray Campbell, J. 11. Robins and E. Manspeaker of Plallsmoulh. For Sale. One surrey in fair condition and one single buggy in good condi lion. For further particulars call on S, Long, Plattsmouth, Neb. n-20-lwd-llw. Mrs. . E. Crabill of Wakeoney, Kansas, arrived Wednesday to visit, relatives and to change tho climate for her babe, which has been ill for some time. Get Ready for Threshing. From Frlilay'i Dally. William Splitt and Glen Camp bell have purchased a brand new threshing machine and will soon be ready lo do all the work that comes their way, and do it in short order. Mr. M. E. Man speaker wont out to see tho boys last evening and not only sold tho machine, but he says he arrived at the Peter Campbell homo just u time to partake of some flno ice cream and cake in honor of Miss Vorgie's anniversary. Ho says this alone would have paid for tho trip. l 0. W. CAMP INSTALLED : AT CEDAR CREEK Starts Out With Twenty Charter Members, and Prospects Bright for the Future. Woodmen of the World insuur- ance added a number of good risks lo their list last Wednesday at Cedar Creek, when Nebraska Stato Deputy Joseph Silence and Sovereign W. It. Rishel instituted a camp of twenty charier mem bers. John Hunter was elected (ouiuil commander and Hans Shroeder clerk. Tho camp was named for Mr. W. B. Rishel, a.ui will be known as "Rishel camp No. 351." This camp is com posed of some of (he best eili.ona in Cass county and it is predicted I hat it w ill have a fine futuro. Deputy Silence remained in tho vicinity and tho charter will bo held open a short lime to writo new applications. The meeting Wednesday night was addressed by Soverign Rishel, who set forth the advantages of fered by the Woodmen of tho World over I he ordinary current rale societies and old-line in surance. Sovereign Deputy Sil ence has made a splendid record for himself in handling the alTairs of the fraternity in this slate for the last, year. A steady, healthy growth has been scored in tho stale, there havi'ig been 354 camps instituted last year in Ne braska, and we look for belter re sults Ibis year. A Game of Fish. Judge A. J. lteeson ami Will J. Slreight came down from Platts mouth last Friday in response to an invitation to join C. I.. Graves and Harry Graves on a fishing ex pedition over lo the hospilablo home of John Larsh at Springdalo Farm. It, was near the noon hour when the commissary department was stocked with sandwiches and oilier things too numerous to mention, and the start was mado for the field of action. Arriving there the parly received a cordial welcome by Mr. Larsh, who warn ed them that "they're not, biting good this hot weather." Judge Beoson was first man up and made a safe hit on a "blue gill," while Slreight wns trying to figure out on which end his angle worm wore its head. Bee son's catch was the only scoro made before the hungry sign was hung out, and after calling "time" a nice pieino dinner wa9 enjoyed along with a supply of nice cold spring water. Tho game was resumed after dinner, Slreight and Harry holding their record of "nothing doing," while Beoson and the older Graves mado I he phenomenal score as shown below: Fish by Innings A. J. Beoson. .0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 03 0. L. Graves. ..0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 01 W. J. Slreight..O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Barry Graves. ..0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Recapitulation: "0" means jerked, but didn't catch Ym. Ex pense, $3; fun, $10; lime, $00. Wet, pants bosoms, I. Crawdads, by Slreight, 1 handful. Lies told on train and in Plallsmoulh in numerable. ITn ion Lodger. Returns From Bollovue. Special Deputy Game Warden William Grebe relurned from Bellevue this morning, where the case against H. L. Hoover and D. B. Hoover for violating tho fiVi law was tried yesterday. The guilt of the defendants was estab lished and the court fined them each $10 and cosls. I Mrs. Droege and Mrs. Jacob Hoinrich boarded tho early train i for tho metropolis this morning, where they looked ntfer some j business mailers for a short time.