The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 04, 1912, Image 1

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NO. 2.
.If AM
The Hall Beautifully Decorated, Many of the Youth and Beauty
of the City Being in Attendance, Besides a Number of Out-of-Town
Guests Were Present-
The New Year's ball given by
kho F. M. R. club at Coates' hall
Monday was a brilliant social
success, the ball room being
rowded by the youth and beauty
f the city and the gallery
thronged with spectators. The
financial aspect of the ball was
mot up to the social side of the
function, but the club has the
pleasing sensation of having pre
sented the finest program of the
The ball room was a beauty,
decorated with red, white and
green colors. A canopy of the
colors in fringed paper extended
from one side of the galleries to
the other, with Christmas bells
suspended from the intersections,
making one of the prettiest dec
orations ever swung out in the
The grand march was led by
Bruce Rosencrans and Miss Marie
Donnelly, who handed the neat
program containing nineteen
lances and ornamented with the
initials of the club and red ber
ries anil holly, the. foliage of the
spason. The music, was given by
the M. V. A. orchestra of four
pieces, with I he following finished
musicians laking part: Roy Holly,
II filjffl SUCCESS
Given by the Dancing Trio at
Coates' Kali Last Satur
day Evening.
The mask ball given by the
Dancing Trio last. Saturday even
ing at. Coates' ball, proved one of
the most, pleasant occasions of
the season. The weal her being
very cold and bluslry the attend
ance was not expected to be large,
but here is where Ihe promoters
of Ihe affair were very agreeably
surprised. There were a goodly
number of costumes and the at
tendance was quite large. There . whole was left in the hands nf the
were a number of good characters ! secretarv. A gentleman who paid
very neatly costumed, especially taxes for 10H nnd lias since
the winner of the first gents' prize, moved out of Ihe school dilrirl,
Henry Tinuns, who appeared as was of Mm impression thai he
the great and only Mull, who has ought not o nav (nil ion. hut a let
been the winning number of the tcr from the state sun i iulendenl
funny paper issues for the past indicated that free seh.m nllem!
few years. This prize was a very, ance is ha-cd under the hov pure,
neat shaving outfit. The first P on residence nnd has nnt"ing at
ladies prize was captured by Miss "II to do with Ihe payment of
Ella Neuman, whose costume was taxes.
that of Ihe (ioddess of Liberty, the
prize being a handsome toilet set.
Percy Fields was there as the
mimical Dutchman and landed the
second gents' prize, a collar and
cuff case; anil Mrs, George Ilruhl
took the second ladies' prize, a
handkerchief and gove box, in the
haraeter of a colored lady. Ac
cording to those in attendance the
prizes were properly awarded, as
the winners look great pains and
had prepared excellent costumes
for Ihe occasion.
The judges were Edward llv
olt, Frank Smith and John
Falter. The music for Ihe oc
casion was furnished bv the old
reliable M. W. A. orchestra, which
was up lo Ihe usual high standard.
Eats Turkey In Plattsmouth.
Henry Meisinger of near
Springfield arrived Friday after
noon to spend the New Year and
at turkey with Mrs. George Weid
man and family. Mr. Meisinger
makes an annual visit about this
season of the year and always ar
rives in time to kill the turkev;
In fact, he comes a riav or two
ahead of time for that purpose.
Hold Annual Meeting.
From TuPFi1y' Dally
in.: wmoii i-noio macnine
Manufacturing company held its
annual meeting last night for Ihe
-lection of ofrccrs. The following
olllcfrs were re-elected: pvesi-
dent. G. R. Olson; vice president,
T. H. Pollnck; secretarv and treas-
. urer. Dr. K. W. Cook; business
iianager, i. i.. mm.
violinist; Ed Schulhof, cornet ist;
Tom Jandu, traps, and Miss Marie
Fitzgerald, pianist.
Fruit punch was served
throughout the evening in the ball
room and a two-course lunch,
consisting of sandwiches, pickles
and coffee, and brick ice cream and
cake, were served in the dining
room by Misses Lillian Dwyer and
Emma Cummins.
The out-of-town guests were:
Jack Patterson and Derwood
Lind of Union, Waller Ravdinsky
of Nebraska City and Frank Per
kins and his sister, Miss Marcia,
of Fremont, Ihe last two being
guests of Ihe H. N. Dovey home.
Everyone fortunate enough to
hold an invitation to the New
Year's ball and who availed them
selves of Ihe privilege of being
present, pronounce Ihe dance one
of the best of the winter. The
promoters of the pleasant func
tion are three young business men
of the citv and their energy and
ellort in Ihe direction of present
ing a first-class ball is alwavs
crowned with success. Messrs.
Falter, Morgan and Rawls leave
nothing undone which in anv
manner adds to Ihe comfort and
pleasure of the invited guests.
Schocl Board Meets.
From TiiPSflnv'd Pally.
The school. board met yesterday,
although it was New Year's day,
and transacted the business for
Ihe .month of December. The
M'eetir. was held at 10 o'clock in
the morntmr so'lTs" iiVT lo inter
fere with varion
the evening. Hoi
engagements for
ine mailers were I
all Uat cfi'ne nn. There was the
usual grM of hills allowed, and
the superintendent's renoi re
ceived. Nothing nf snerial im
portance erwve nn in Ihe monthly
report, as things have tune flung
verv soolhv find Ihe ill lemhnce
has been practically th" same as
for (he month of November. Mr,
.Md'olt nr.1 in brought nn the iat-
er of medical ineneclion end the
Fnrrllv Raunlon Dlnnr.
Frank Janda, jr., and wife
entertained al a familv reunion
dinner Sunday and a large turkey,
roasted lo a palatable brown, and
Ihe accompaiiM'ng dishes lo em
bellish Ihe fee) were placed be
fore their guests. The afternoon
was spent with games nml music,
and en lovable conversation. The
turkey for Ihe dinner was sent by
George Koehnkc and wife of Hay
Springs, who sent their regrets at
not being able to be present.
Those who participated in the din
ner wre: Ex-Councilman W. J.
ltookmever and wife and son, Ray-
, mond; Charles Janda and wife and
daughter. Ruth; J. J. Svoboda, sr.,
J. .1. Svodoba, jr., and wife and
three children, Frank Janda and
wife and son, Rapheal; Tom
Svoboda and wife and Miss Mary
From Nature to the Home,
A beautiful picture representing
the gathering and shippinar of
herbs in one part and of crapes
in another pari of the world, the
combining of them into medicinal
preparations and Ihe distributing
of these preparations lo the
i "
Homes 111 uiiiereni conniries, win
be mailed to you for 1 0c in coin or
stamps, by Jos. Triner, 13.11-1339
S. Ashland Ave., Chicago. III., the,
manufacturer of Ihe celebrated !
Triner's American 71mr nf Dilterl
Wine and Triner's Angelica Hitler'
Tonic. To this picture is attach-1
, d a calendar for 1 1 2.
Return From Blue Hill.
Lee Coiner ami wife ami chil
dren relumed from Blue Hill Sat
urday evening, having visited Mr.
Cot ner'.s parents for a week.
W hile there Mr. Coiner enjoyed a
fino hunt and secured some line
specimens of jack rabbits. The
weather was fierce, one of the had
western Nebraska bliazrds rasing
for some time, and the thermom
eter registered 1) below zero."
Edward Stokes, Aged 80 Years,
Passes Away at an Early
Hour This Morning.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Edward Stokes, an aged citizen
of Plattsmouth, died at the resi
dence of his son, Albert, this
morning at an early hour.
Mr. Stokes was born in North
Carolina eighty years ago Ihe 10th
of last December. lie grew to
manhood in his native state,
where he was married to Miss
Elizabeth Davis. Alter iiis mar
riage a few years Mr. and Mrs.
Stokes emigrated to Indiana and
, . , ... i
about twenty-eight years
..... , ,
iiiini u in turn i iiiuii, tuiu TM'iiiru
on a farm a few miles south of
Plaltsmouth. After moving to
Nebraska Mrs. Stokes survived
about seven years, dying about
twenty-one years ago.
Mr. Stokes leaves surviving him
six children, four sons and two
daouhters. His sons are Ed Stokes j
of Plainview, Neb.; Will Slokes of
Calgary, Canada; Albert Stokes
and Tom Stokes of this city; the
dauelhers are Mrs. Alice Creamer
and Mrs. Laura Johnson of Mur
rav. 'Definite funeral arrange
ments have not yet been made, but
it is thought that the funeral will
occur Thursday.
Coe3 to Plattsmouth State Bank.
Carl G. Fricke, who has 1 u
connecled with the Hrst National
bank of Ibis city for Ihe past
sevenlecn years, ami assistant . I ion.
cashier of this institution for nj Mr. Green is al a loss to tell
number of years, has severed his!. just how Ihe lire started. A few
connection with the First National i minutes before he noticed the
ami accepted the position of as- blaze he had been thawing out a
sistanl cashier of the Plaltsmouth water pipe extending from his
Slate hank. Mr. Fricke was ten- ' cistern lo the house. II is sup
dered Hie deputy county Ireas- posed that this is the way the lire
irer's position, but after duly con- ; slarled, although Mr. Green savs
sidering all phases of the work
Iderided to accept the position with
the Stale bank. This banking in
stitution is fortunate in securing
a careful, painstaking accountant,
a good business man and a gentle
man who speaks German fluently
and has hosts of friends who are
proud of his business career.
v Right Arm Badly Sprained.
From TiicBdny's Daily.
J. T. Lambert arrived from
Omaha loday and will visit Mrs.
Mary Smith, his sister, al Hock
Blull's for n few days. Mr. Lam
bert is employed by the Union Pa
cific and had Ihe misfortune a few
davs ago lo sprain his right arm
and shoulder in such a manner as
lo cause him several days' lay
on". His arm is carried in a sling
ami he is unable lo use it. The ac
cident occurred while Mr. Lambert
M as in Ihe act of unloading a tele
phone machine, weighing 500
pounds. The machine was thrown
against him. catching his arm
between Ihe freight car door and
Ihe machine. The injury was quite
serious, but might have been
Terms of District Court for 1912.
Judge Travis has announced
the dates for holding court, in this
district for 11)12 as follows:
Sarpv county, February 2(5 and
September 23.
Cass county, May 27 and No
vember 25.
Otoe county, April 15 and Octo-
' her 21
I The terms are nil jurv terms,
(and instead of holding three terms
in Otoe and Cass, as has been the
custom in Ihe past, Ihe terms have
been cut down to two in each of
Hi.. n
i hi ii i i n in i illlllOIff
the district. Sarpv countv being
added lo Ibis district bv the lale
leeislature. makes Ihe work more
arduous than ever for Ihe presid-
ing judge.
Trv n sack nf Forest Rnse Flour
the next time von need flour." Ask
your dealer what ho thinks nf it.
Mike Trltsch Appointed Deputy
County Treasurer, Unsolicited
by That Gentleman.
The following from the Louis
ville Courier is like going away
from home to get the news, but
the Journal will have to acknow
ledge that this item we should
have had several days ago, which 'ai
informal ion was promised just as'1'1'
soon as the appointment was
made. So it is really no fault of
the Journal:
County Treasurer-elect Kelly
Fox has appointed Mike Tritsch of
this city as his deputy. Louisville
people will regret to lose Mr.
Tritsch, as he is an excellent
citizen and for a number of years
has held responsible positions in
our town. He is the present vil
lage clerk, is clerk of Ihe local
Woodman camp and secretary of
the Odil Fellows' lodge. While all
regret lo lose him from our town,
yet we feel a decree of pride in
having this unsolicited honor con-
fnll'fwt IllWtn tlllA nf Ill t , t r .
ir.iw, ' , ...
Treasurer lox made no mistake
" n i ' m 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 miif
as his deputy, as there are few
men belter qualified in Cass ronii
tv for the position than Mike
Mrs. Tritsch and the children
will not leave us until after the
closing of the spring term of
Fire Record Starts Early.
The lire record in Plallsmout h ;
stalled in with the first day of the
new year, when lire broke out at
the home of lleslon Green, located
at the south end of Sixlh street.
The lire alarm brought out Ihe
tire company and wilhin live min
utes after the alarm sounded the
central hose carl was on
! mvnmi r,.r miim.a ti...
' flames were burning oul al I he lop
of the roof, but a stream of water
soon had the fire under sub.jec-
it did not originate in I hat wav,
as he was careful not lo allow the
blaze from his fire to approach Ihe
The indications are that Ihe
fire caught at the sill below and
ran up Ihe side of the building lo
the i f and there spread, eat
ing its way through the roof in a
short, lime. Fortunately, nothing
was scorched in the room below,
as the fire did not penetrate with
in the plastering. The damage to
Ihe building is estimated at from
$150 to $200. The building was
formerly owned by Charles Hell.
The value of the property is
placed al, about $1,000, with .800
insurance on Ihe same and 8200
on the household goods. The
damage tut the residence has been
placed at about $300. The fire
men did some excellent work in
saving the properly. Manager
Durnie of Ihe Plallsnionlh Water
company was on the ground as
soon as the lire company lo look
after the water supply, test Ihe
uressure and see that every de
mand was taken care of for Ihe
protection of the property. Mr.
Hemic takes this method merely
as a precaution, not as a neces
sity, as they are always prepared
for lire protection, and if some
thing should go wrong he places
himself in readiness for im
mediate action in the way of suf
ficient water supply.
Ice harvest Commences.
From Turfldny'fl lMlly.
The ice harvest began today,
with George Poisall and his force
of men cutting for F. (J. Egen
berger. The ice is all right for
stnrnge imrnnscu tint Afr Poiunll
said today that the location would
be changed immediately. The ice
is from a foot to sixteen inches,
and if a clear field can be located
the finality will be fine.
Mrs. Seaton, who
guest of her sister,
lias been n
Mrs. R. D.
Windham, jr., departed for Fort
Worth, Texas, yesterday after -
noon, where she will visit rela -
' lives for a time.
ill ii leiiie you mm-
Fine New Year's Sermon Delivered
terian Church in the Presence of
The following extract of the
sermon of Rev. Gade, delivered
last Sunday, was unavoidably
rowded out on account of the
ocniow oi news yesieruay oc
casioned by the issuing of no
n - i - . .
paper Monday. Hut like all good
tilings, it is, in sentiment, as well
as other good things uttered,
interesting, if it is a little late in
"The Untrodden Path."
"Ye Have Not Passed This Way
Heretofore." Josh. 3:1.
Among other things Rev. (Jade
said: "Joshua and the host of
Israel had come to Ihe banks of
the Jordan. The people of find
had braved difficulties, dangers
and unknown trials, through the
long wilderness journey, and now
they stood upon the banks of Ihe
river looking over into the
promised land. Just before I hem
lay the sweeping stream of the
Jordan; beyond it the land filled
with enemies, which they were
soon lo take possession, behind
tlieni stretched a weary waste of not, be afraid, hut we hesitate,
rocky wilderness, where seldom a The promises of Cod sneaks corn
flower ever grew or a tree lent its fort and rood cheer, lie promises
sheltering shade. to go with us all Ihe wav. Around
"The forty years of wandering us shall be His presence and uri-
Irom place to place in a bare, un-
11 " 1 's,m oesen. wit n its wittier-
ing heat and blinding glare, where
no green and beautiful plains fol
lowed winding rivers, and the air
void of the freshness of the morn
ing and evening zephyrs, was in
deed a great discipline for
people, lbit this is nil over now,
(, and a new way opens before them,
tor they were lold, have not that time is passing awav re
passed tills war herein fore.1 Thcv ever, like the Waving of a pendu
did not shrink back from the un-jli,,ii. like the fading of a shadow
trodden way. They were not I on Ihe floor.' Willi some of von
afraid to trust God. Had He not j here, v(i are yet young, just a lil
fed them with His own hand. and'lle bevond the eloi v of the morn
led them with the pillar of cloud in- wili.rhi Willi ..r
dav, and the pillar of (ire all
"1 Ihink I can hear Ihe com -
maud or Joshua as it rings out
through the assembled host, 'Gel
ie,in, sancinv yourselves
I God is about to do great things
for us.' And true, Ihe morning's
light revealed the waves of the
swifl-runninur river piled no like
solid rock, and they crossed over
Illustration of Some of the Hard
ships Scldiers Endured in the
Groat Civil War.
From Tuesday's Dully.
Judge J. W. Johnson recalled
yesterday that forty-eight years
ago, or on New Year's eve preced
ing January 1, IKlii, he, with
about 300 cavalry comrades, were
ordered mil lo do scout duty and
were directed lo proceed to
Roland, Arkansas, a distance of
many miles. It began to rain soon
after Ihe troopers were started on
their march, and shortly turned
very cold and their garments were
frozen on them. The squad reach
ed Ihe town for which they had
set out the previous night, about
daylight. They found the enemy
housed five or six in every house.
The rebels ran in every direction
for Ihe timber, although, Judge
Johnson said, if half a dozen had
stood their ground with muskets
the Union forces must have been
vanquished, as Ihe frozen condi
tion of their clothing prevented
I hem from drawing revolvers from
Iheir holsters. Nevertheless, they
gave chase lo the fleeing Johnnies
and took possession of the town.
Judge Johnson, took- his men
into a large building formerly no-
"T' 0? a, ha"'
wit h an old-
fashioned box stove in it. and
several cords of wood piled near,
which was used to thaw Ihe boys
oul. The thermometer stood 13
below zero in a window outside
the building. That afternoon Ihe
long roll was again sounded and
Ihe boys placed on the march.
i That was one of the coldest
1 winters of the war. The Red river
in Arkansas was frozen over, and
by Rev. Gade at the Presby
a Large Audience Sunday
on dry ground.
"We need to prepare ourselves
as we enter upon 'the untrodden
path' of the New Year. The sins,
temptations and evil habits which
have been growing stronger and
stronger upon us, crushing out
one by one every noble resolution
of the heart, should be put aside,
"It is good to make resolutions,
It is better lo resolve than not to
resolve at all. You had heller try
a thousand limes though you fail,
than not to try at all. But, make
your resolutions in God's name,
put them worlhwith into exeru-
t ion. If they are made in reliance
upon God helping you, you cannot
fail, and Ihe solemn purposes of
your lives will be realized,
"A new year lies before us. We
are as those who are entering
upon an 'untrodden path.' We
have not passed this way here
tofore. We have before us a
pilgrimage of which as yet we
have not taken one step. We look
out with deen anxiety. We- may
dernealh us the evcrlasl iiic arms.
ihe latherlv, companionable :,
will go with us into the unknown
way of the days that are yet, to
In closing Rev. (iade said:
"Soon Ihe great clock of eternity
win sound l lie knell ot tile pass-
jng year
and its deep, solemn
j ,
ones vi ring on the ccrtmnlv
the sun is already low down in
e western sky. Muling Ihe clouds
(above with sunset glow. Thank
j Cod this looming. I can tell von
! that through change ami decay.
, through urrim care and life'-
viscissiludew. if oi will only jH
len. you will hear Die voice of in
finite love saving unto vou, '1 will
not leave you comfortless; I
come lo you.' "
the cnvalrv crossed on the ice.
The Judge had been in the service
three vears and was toughened to
hardship, and he observed Hint, a
man does not know what he can
endure until he has had a trial
(if it.
R"turns From Memphis. .
From Wmlnrpilnv'R Pnllv.
Miles Slandish returned from
Memphis (his morning, where he
went, Monday to visit relatives!
Mr. Slandish was nicely enter
tained while at Memphis, having
attended a parlv given in his
honor, which he euiosed very
much. He readied Omaha yes
terday and visited his sister over
niglil, arriving here em No. 21. In
company with James Dclhs
Derm'er and K. Shoemaker. Mr.
Slandili paid Ihe Journal oMre a
pleasant call. Messrs. Dclles
Deriiier and Shoemaker are pros
perous farmers, Mr. Deles-Der-nier
having purchased the farm
formerly owned by Mr. Slandish
near Murray.
C8S County Jail Condemned.
Plattsmouth last week received
a present she was not expecting.
A few days ago one of the as
sistant state lire commissioners
went lo Plattsmouth and con
demned a number of the old
shacks, and among them was the
Cass county jail. He said it was
dangerous and pronounced it a
fire trap. Last year an cITort was
made to vote bonds for the erec
tion of a new jail, but they were
defeated. Now Cass countv will
have to do something or turn her
nrisoners loose. Nebraska City
Forest Hose Flour. The next
lime von need a sack of flour try
a sock. You will find il Ihe best
ion the market.