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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 22, 1912)
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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 1912.
COL HENRY G. HI, It Of OUR
EtlEHG BUSINESS ill LAID 10 REST
A Pioneer Citizen of Cass Ccunty, a Veteran of the Civil War,
and for Many Years Identified With Every Interest Intended
to Benefit Plattsmouth Funeral This Afternoon.
From Friday's Pallv.
The funeral service of the late
Colonel Henry Clay McMaken oc
curred Friday afternoon from the
resilience of his daughter, Mrs.
Bva Reese, on North Eighth
.street. The service was conduct
ed by Ilev. L. W. Cade and was
simple and impressive. The
msic was furnished by a quartet
from St. Luke's choir, and con
listed of the hymns, "There Is a
Blessed Home" and "Peace Per
fect Peace." The floral tributes
Cel. Henry Clay McMaken.
were beautiful and profuse, in
dicating the high esteem in which
fche deceased was held by the don
ers. An escort from the O. A. II.
post, of which Colonel McMaken
was an honored member, al tended.
The pall-bearers were the three
sons and three grandsons of the
deceased. rnlerment was made
y the side of his wife in the Mc
Maken family lot. in Oak Hill
A skelch of Colonel McMak
wi's life and anceslory appeared
ni the Journal of July 1, 1009, and
hi as follows:
Mr. McMaken was born in Ft.
Wnvne, Indiana. January 21, 1840,
ring a son of Joseph Hamilton
and Catherine (Bacon) McMaken.
The McMaken familv came from
f col land in 1093, settled in Mary
land, but later moved to Cumber
land countv, Pennsylvania, where
the grandfather of Hcnrv C. Mc
Maken was born, lie later moved
to Kentnrkv, where Joseph Hamil
ton MeMaken was born in Octo
In 1805 he removed to North
Rend. Ohio, and five years later
settled in Big Woods, Hamilton
ounty, Ohio. In 1832 he removel
to Ft. Wayne, Indiana, where Mr.
McMaken was born. i
Mr. McMaken acquired early
education in Hit! district schools,
lit later spent two years in Ft.
Wayne (Ind.) college. In 1857
e removed to Plallsmouth, enter
ed a claim and engaged in farm
ing, which he continued until
18.r)9, when, loading two teams
wilh provisions, to trade with the
Pawnee Indians on the Loup river,
taking several trips. On May
22, 1800, with two wagons loaded
milh freight for Pike's Peak, he
rossed the plans to Denver, mak
hii? three trips by April, 1"861.
Upon the outbreak of the civil
war he enlisted in the First Ne
braska infantry, but was reject
ed on account of poor health.
In November, 1802, he enlilsed
in Company H, Second Nebraska
nvalrv, and was discharged in
December, 1803. He served in the
aorth and west against the In
dians. He was present at the bat
tle of White Stone Hill, North Da
kota, where over a thousand
lodtres wore routed and many In
dians killed. I
Tn 1801 he resumed farming,
which he continued until 1870,
when he went out with a govcrn
oient surveying party, wilh which
he was connected four years. In;
Mav, 1877, he crossed the plains
to (he Black Hills and continued
frHehting until the winter of
I 'J.i. '"' . . .' . ';'
In 1878 he located the McMaken
Mica mine, which he worked until
1881. Having disposed of his
mining interests that year he en
gaged in the ice business, which
he has since continued in Plaits
mouth. Some years ago he was ap
pointed Plattsmouth represent
ative of the Standard Oil com
pany and had sole supervision of
the interests of that company in
Plattsmouth and Die entire north
eastern part, of Cass county.
The firm has also added to the
business all kinds of cement and
concrete work. Sidewalks, walls,
drivewavs and everything which
cement as a material enters, the
firm does in the best posible
shape. McMaken & Sons are also
the principal transfer and heavv
hauling concern in Plattsmouth
and have a number of trucks and
va"ons for these purposes.
J. H. McMaken. who was born
December 1 1. 1800. at Eight Mile
Prove. Cass eonntv, was laken
into the firm in 1888.
Ouv De Loss McMaken. who was
born January 0. 1879. at Platts
'"onfh. was admitted to the firm
in 190!). .
Both the sons are industrious,
infellitrcnt men, and are a great
assistance in the management of
Mr. H. C. McMaken was mar
ried September 12, 1802, to Kate
F. Mannering, who was born in
Cleveland. Ohio, January 2,. 18 50.
Nine children were born to Mr.
and Mrs. McMaken, six of whom
survive, as follows: Fva McMak
en Reese. F.dward Mannering. Jos
eph If., Carrie McMaken
Seolt and Guy De Loss, all resid
ing in Plallsmouth except Edward
Mannering McMaken, who resides
in Sheridan, Wyo.
Colonel McMaken was promin
ent in fraternal circles in the city,
being a member of I he M. W. A.,
having joined that order in 1888,
the year following the location of
the camp in Plattsmouth; he was
also a member of the K. and L. of
S., J. O. A. M., Royal Neighbors
and (S. A. R. In the latter order
he had held the position of aide-de-camp
on the staff of the com
mander-in-chief five limes; also
was four limes on the staff of the
As a business man he was ag
gressive, alert and in the fore
rank of every move for the im
provement of conditions in the
community. He took an active
and lively interest in public enter
prise, and up to within an hour
before he berathed his last his
heart and soul was for a bigger
and belter city. He was always
active in every public enterprise
and was ever found wilh his in
lluenee pushing ahead. His place
will be bard to fill among the
public-spiriled men of Ibis city.
Those from out-of-town at
tending (he funeral were: Mrs
John Chalfanl of Union, Mrs. An
drew McMaken of Kansas City and
K. P. Reese of Omaha.
v Wants Warmer Climate.
Kx-Gounly Commissioner L. I)
Swilzer departed Tuesday for
Texas. He will accompany i
parly that leaves the state chap
eroned by that hustling real estate
dealer of Plallsmouth, Mr. Rosen
crans. Mr. Switzer, however, wil
leave the party of landseckers and
search for a mild climate. He wil
visit in various cities and if Texas
agrees wilh him will camp there
until all signs of winter fade
from Nebraska, and the lettuce
and radishes bloom. Mr. Switzer
says the howling blasts of Ne
braska are too strenuous for him
now and something "milder
necessary. eeping Water Re
forest Rose flour. The next
time you need n sack of flour try
a sack. You will find it the best
on the market.
Will Send Subscriptions In.
Murtoii (iorlon of Ibis oily is
m llie auioinoiuie coniesi given
by the Omaha Daily News, and for
some time has stood at the top of
the list. Those wishing to as
sist him can leave their subscrip
tions with M. S. Briggs at the
postollice and he will send them
in and give Burton the proper
Meredith Coates, Son of W. W.
Coates, Forrr.erly of This City,
Makes Flying Machine.
We clip the following from the
Enid (Okla.) Morning News,
which will be pursued with con
siderable interest by those who
knew the Coates family so well
while residents of this city. Mere
dith is quite an inventive youth,
and he has many playmates in
Plattsmouth who will rejoice that
another of the old town's boys has
come to the front with an inven
lion which is liable to make for
him a national reputation:
Enid has another birdman in
Die person of Meredith Coates,
son of W. W. Coates, president
of the Coates' Hardware com
pany, and though Meredith is only
12 years old he has constructed a
glider of the Wright type which
actually made a flight Sunday aft-
rnoon. The youthful inventor
If as been busy on the apparatus
since the close of school last
year. I he finishing touches were
put on the work this month and
an actual demonstration was
made of its practicability Sunday
flernoon, when a beautiful glide
The glider is 21 feet long, four
et between the wings and about
five Ject wide. 11 m hum. of cy
press wood muslin clolh coated
wilh shellac and reinforced by
piano wire as slays. The ron-
l'uclion has been carefully done
ind the glider is a neat, strong
machine, capable of carrying one
passenger, who rides between the
wings in the center.
Bv I he assislance of several
persons, young t.oales made a
ISO-yard glide, which tested I ho
machine to the satisfaction of the
inventor and a crowd of spectat
ors. It is expected that later when
the glider has been completely
tried out that an engine will be
installed and the machine will be
apable of flying.
M. E. Ladies Meet.
From Friday's Liaily.
The Ladies' Aid society of the
M. U. church was most enjoy-
ably entertained in the parlors of
the church yesterday afternoon
by Mesdames Harry Kruger, John
McNurlin and George Kaffcn-
berger. A large number of the
ladies look advantage of the
neauiiiui winters day and were
in al tendance. One of the features
of Ibis occasion was the regular
business session, held at the
usual hour, at which time the
ladies arranged for the banquet
which the business men of this
city will give on next Thursday
evening. After this session the
ladies spent the lime in delightful
social conversation and olher
amusements calculated, lo make
I he afternoon a very pleasant one
neiicious reireshments were
served at the proper time.
Eddie Collins, who was injured
in uie fort Grook wreck some
months ago, had the plaster paris
cast removed from li is leg las
Sunday. He is recovering from
his injury very slowly. He is now
at Bellevue and has been for
several weeks. He w ill not be able
to walk on his injured leg for
some weeks to come.
Olive Is Glad.
The government has accepter!
the site offered by Plattsmouth
citizens lor a rule range, and an
appropriation of if 25,0(10 was
made to pay for same. (Had the
citizens of the metropolis of Cass
county are so happy, and the new
bridge company will not be losers
hv the selection. Shoot away.
Weeping Water Republican.
HENRY LONG MEETS
Horse Jumped on Him, Knocking
Him Down and Breaking
From Frlduy's Dally.
Henry Long, a wealthy and in
fluential farmer residing a few
nfiles west of Murray, had the
misfortune yesterday afternoon
to have his right leg broken be
tween the ankle and knee. The
accident occured about 5 o'clock,
and at the lime it occurred Mr.
fj,mg was leading a sick horse
about in the field near his barn.
IP' has lost two horses recently
with a mysterious disease, which
sit-ins to be epidemic among the
horses through the country. One
of the singular results is that the
disease causes blindness and the
animals appear to be crazed.
The animal Mr. Long was lead
ing at the lime of the accident had
I hose svmploms, and in one of its
crazy blind fits jumped upon Mr.
Long, knocking him lo the earth,
and while he was prone upon the
ground stepped or stamped upon
his leg. The hired loan was not
fur off and beard bis call and
carried him to I be house and
summoned Dr. Gilmore, who
chanced to be passing al the time.
i non cvnminaiioii the doclor
fojind the leg badlv crushed and
i'lfmiMlialely set about dressing
Irs. I ong was in
tiioe. having gr
not at home at.
cine to Omaha
wilh her daughter. Mrs
Shrader. whn is Inking treatment
at a hospital. Mrs. Long was
notified of the nnforlunale ac
cident at. once and returned this
looming on the first train. The
circumstance will discommode Mr.
long very rnch. as be has in his
fe'V'f' vnvd inn ho;( of fat hoirs.
. ... .
v!.".V.ii he e-'recied n inni'Ke verv
soon, rue restraint 01 hem com
pelled to remain indoors will alo
he ui'jfe a punishment lo one
ho has been aHnvs aclive. as
Mr. T ong I'ns. He is now about
C'l vojips of nfe and of robust
ficolil) jmd ron"'iemont indoors
"ill HO do"1'! Ikwmipp l'rksomp.
He lias resided in Ca countv for
wp"I v-five vefirs and has a large
Cl'relo of friends, who wj svtn-
nnlbre I'-ii'i him in ibis serious
and painful occurrence.
Popular Fraternal Insurance
Order Holds Regular Social
Meeting Last Evening.
From Friday's Dally.
The members of the Degree of
Honor, one of Ihe popular fra
ternal insurance orders of the
city, had Iheir regular social
meeting last night. A large num
ber was in attendance, Ihe meet
ing place being A. (). II. W. hall,
and a most enjoyable evening was
spent by all presenl. The com
mil lee on arrangements for Ihe
evenings enlerlainmeiil was
composed of Ihe following young
adies: Miss Verna Hatt, Miss
Elhel Ballance. Miss Helen Cline,
Miss Anna llassler, Mrs. J. E. Mc
Daniel and Mrs. Emil Plak.
Miss Pearl Mumni presided at
Ihe piano and played fine waltz
music while Ihe young people
tripped Ihe two-slep and other
waltzes. Refreshments were
served and nothing was left un
done by the, committee which
would in any way add to the
pleasure and social enjoyment of
Ihe occasion. Games were in
dulged in by those who did not
care lo dance and there were
amusements for everyone.
Complete Taking Inventory.
C. E. Wescott's Sons, the
hustling Main street clothiers,
completed their annual inventory
last, night. Miss Elba Crabill as
sisted in the inventory work. The
year for this firm ends on January
20, when the new books are
Eddie and Mary Donal, who
have been visiting relatives at
Schuyler for a week, returned last
IT AGG DEN
Hand Heals Slowly.
From Friday s I tally.
Joseph Sabalka, who injured
his hand on a freight car door
about a week ago, relumed lo
work a few days ago, but had to
lay off again, his injured hand
troubling him. He consulted Dr.
Cochran concerning his injury
again today. Joe hopes to be back
to work within a few days.
EAGLES' MASK BALL
Committers Exerting Themselves
to Maive Occasion a Grand
The Eagles are making great
preparations lor Inur annual
oiiinu musk Bull, to be given m
Coates' null on Saturday evening,
rebruary li. '1 lie music for tnu
occasion will be furnished by the
M. v. A. orchestra, which will in
sure excellent music. The coin
iiiillees are exerting every effort,
as usual, to make the occasion a
grand success. They have se
cured the services of a leading
coslumer of Omaha, to be here on
I he dale of the dunce with a largo
line of excellent costumes for
hire, lie will have his headquar
ters in Hit; front rooms of llie
Eagles' lodge rooms, and his
hours will be from immediately
after the arrival of tram No. 1 at
10 o'clock until after the danci
lie will have an exceptionally
large line of costumes lo select
from and I hey will be rented at
We have been requested to stale
that the hour for unmasking will
be 11::(0, and all persons taking
part in the dance and dancing up
lo Ibis hour must be in costume
The ordinary face masks will not
do. This is llie reason they have
secured the services oLji cost urn
r, so that all may be provided
wilh masks up lo a lale hour. The
admission prices have been placed
as follows: Cents, HO cents;
idies in mask, free. Spectators,
genls, r0 cenls; ladies, 25 cents.
The prizes will he somelhing oul
of I be ordinary and will be placed
on exhibition at a later dale.
THE WRESTLING CONTEST
LOUISVILLE LAST NIGHT
A Large Crowd of Sports Was
Present, Many Attending
From Friday's Dally.
There was great sport at Louis
ville last night, when Ihe opera
house was crowded wilh spectat
ors to witness Ihe go between
Schmarderer and Ilauth. Quito
a large delegation went up from
Plallsinoulh lo see Ihe fun, over
1I0 tickets for admission lo the
match were sold before lime for
Ihe sport lo begin. Farmer Burns
of Omaha was on hand lo referee
Ihe match, and Sandy Criswold,
sporting editor of Ihe World
Herald, was prccsnt. also in Ihe
interests of his paper.
The preliminary go between
O'Brien of Mauley ami Jot? Spruce
of Louisville, exciled consider
able interest. these athletes
struggled in Ihe arena for a full
hour without eilher going to the
mat. This is their second go
without a fall to the credit ' of
The main event of the evening
was then called, neleree minis
taking his position, and Time
keeper Sandy (Iriswold being near
the men in the ring. The match
was to be catch-as-catch-can, and
Frank Schmarderer of Louisville
and Rauth of Manley were soon
going at a swift pace about the
ring. The bout lasted just three
minutes, when the Louisville
athlete was awarded first fall.
After a few minutes' breathing
spell the men went at each other
again and sparerd for twenty
minutes, when Rauth again went
to the mat, which ended tho
match. Both men have taken
training in the skill of wrestling,
but Schmarderer far oulclased his
opponent. Farmer Burns has
trained Schmarderer for some
time and believes ho has a future
as a scientific wrestler.
ON FEBRUARY 11
Several Boys Coasting Down High
School Hill Have Had
There is much danger in coast
ing down High school lull hi o the
business part of town, and we
have cautioned the authorities.
The olher day we saw a sled load
ed with boys coining down the, Mil
and they came as near as could be
of running into a heavy wagon
oaded with ice. There are plenty
of olher hills upon which the
youngsters could enjoy the sport
and not bo in so much danger.
The other day over at Weeping?
Water an -accident occurred, and
as it might serve as a warning to
our youngsters. We clip an ac
count of the same from the Re
publican, as follows:
'Tis royal sport to coast, but
there is danger sometimes. Last
Saturday a bob filled with young?
people came down Gospel hill
with the usual speed. At the
Main street crossing T. J. Col
lisler was driving his learn hitch
ed to the wagon. A collision was
inevitable and the sled struck Ihe.
learn. One horse was downed and
fell on Sidney Marshall and Miss
Florence Spencer. The oilier oc
cupants were Gertrude Andress,
Henry Neusehafer, Hore'nse Shep
erdson and Lawrence Wise. The
injured included about all lo
some extent. Sidney Marshall
was bruised and carries a very
black eye, Henry Neusehafer
dislocated ankle, Florence Shep
erdson some severe bruises mi the
limbs, also Miss Andress carries
bruises. It was just good luck
that we have no deaths to report.
Lands for Sale.
110 acres in southeast Green
wood county' Kansas; fenced and
ross-fenced ; 80 acres of rich
creek poiiom land in cnliivaiion,
alance finest native prairie grass
limesoil). Fair li-room house
tabling, ele. Some bearing or-
bard. Lois of line living water,
which is furnished by a larg
creek which runs through nor) h
side of ranch. Creek is skirled
with limber; cat He come olf grass
into deep water. This is consider
ed lo be one of the best, little stock
anches in the county. School
lose by; flno smooth road lo
town. Just 5 1-2 miles from
anch lo town; a nice well im
proved country an the way. ror
quick sale .tin per acre miys this
110 acres; no trade taken on this.
Has a mortgage of $:)500 that has
yet three years to run. $1120 buys
the equity. Nothing better for the
money, fiivc me to your friend if
you don't want me, I must sell.
W. A. Nelson, Real Estate
Broker, Fall River, Greenwood
Rev. A. L. Zink of Colorado City,
Colo., has written a friend in Ibis
ity I lint, he is considering calls
from South Omaha and olher Ne
braska tow ns, as well as Plat I s
inouth: that he likes Platlsmoutli
and will decide within a short.
lime which call he will accept.
Work Being Pushed.
Peters A Richards, the con
tractors and builders, are pushing
the work on the new M. W. A.
building right along. The con
tract for the heating plant for
Ihe building has been awarded if
John Bauer A Son, of this city.
From Friday's Dally.
Judge J. W. Johnson celebrated
his 77th birthday today, he hav
ing been born in Ohio January It,
1 835. The Judge is one of the
pioneer citizens and has helped to
make Nebraska and Cass county
what they are. He is hale and
hearty and good for many years to
Mr. Thlerolf Resting Easy.
From Friday's Dally.
Philip Thierolf, who sustained
a hard fall Wednesday evening at
the store, was reported resting
easy this morning, although hf
muscles seemed quite sore.
Thierolf will not bo down
store for several days.
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