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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 22, 1912)
IB IIU fill A' GRAND,
GOOD II MID CITIZEN, PASSES AWAY
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Loved and Respected by all His Neighbors and In Business Rela
tions Bore the Confidence and ResDect of all With Whom He
Came in Contact The Entire Community Mourns the
Passing of this Good Man.
Prom Saturday's Dally.
Francis Marion Richey, who for
thirty years lias Immmi a pormin
eiit and leading citizen of Platls
moulh, died at hi home in this
city last night, at about 9:30, af
ter an illness of several weeks.
Thus this city loses another of
its highly respected progressive
business men, whose influence,
has Ions been a power for pood
in the building up of the com
munity. Hon. Francis M. Richey, who
forty-two years ago was a prom
inent figure in Union county,
Iowa, political circles, was born
in Franklin county, Ohio, ton
miles west of Columbus, the slate
capital, May H, 18U. Mr. Richey
came from honorable Irish an
cestry, his grandfather, John
Richey, was born in pastern Penn
sylvania, his father having come
to America in colonial days. His
son, Welsh Richey, father of F. M.
Richey. was born in F.rie, Penn
sylvania, and after reaching
manhood, married and moved to
Ohio, where our late esteemed
citizen was born. When Mr.
Ricbev was a lad of 13 his father
removed to Union countv, Iowa,
becoming a pioneer citizen of
that county, settling near Aflon,
where Mr. Richey grew to man
hood, receiving his education in
the schools of Ohio and Towa.
After the death of his father in
1857 Mr. Richev resided with his
mother and aided his brother in
lillinir the old homestead until tie
arrived at the age of 21, wtien he
embarked in business for himself.
For manv years he was engaged
in the freighting business between
Aflon and Fddyville, Iowa. Tn
1803 he visited Plallsmoiilh for
the first time, and took a load of
freight across the plains to Den
ver, returning in seventy davs,
and resumed business at Aflon.
ITe was widely and favorably
known throughout that part of the
stale, where he had made bis
home since bovhood, his frank
and irenjal manners making him
popular with all classes of men,
Laborer Loses Coat.
Thursday afternoon wh.il
f'.hai'les MeOiiire was working his
force of Italian laborers in the
yards, opposite "Happy Hollow,"
one of the men laid his coal olT by
Hie siile of the track and had
gone further on for a short time,
and on returning to get his coat
it was missing. The coat was
sheep-skin lined and covered with
canvas, just such a coat as the
workman needed to keep him
warm when not on duty. Mr. Mc
(luire would like to get his eyes
on the thief, as he would make it
so warm for him that tie would
keenness, promptitude , , , , ,
decision of character secur- i
1 PROCEEDINGS OF THE
ing their respect, so that when be
was proposed for the responsible
ollice of sherilT of Union county,
in 1808, lie received t lit; hearty
support of his fellow citizens and
was elected; and so well were his
constituents satisfied with his
able and vigorous management of
the duties devolving upon him
that he was three limes re-elect
ed, serving four terms. After re
tiring from the ollice of sheriff be,
settled on a farm in Dodge town
ship and farmed for a few years. I
In 1880 he was again called to till
a public position, being elected to
represent Union county in the
slate legislature. His course in
that honorable body marked him
as a wise and judicious legislator,
and he was placed on some of the
most important committees in the
In 1882 Mr. Richey settled up
his affairs in Iowa and removed
to Platlsnioutli, where he engaged
in the lumber business, and in
which he has continued until the
dale of his death. Mr. Richey
married in 18('i,r) lo Miss Pauline
Dickinson, a native of Will coun
ty, Illinois. Seven children were
horn to them, live or whom sur
vive, his estimable wife having
died in September, 1885. Tin:
surviving sons and daughters are;
Charles of Louisville, Kmmons of
Ibis city, Miss Mav and Mrs. Fan
nie Dickson of Platlsmonlh and
Mrs. Bertha Murdock of Nebraska
Mr. Richev was twice elected
mayor of Plaltsmoolli, first in
188!) and again in 1898. He was
a member of Plaltsmoulh Lodge
No. 731), B. P. O. K. Mr.
Ridley's place in the business
circles of Plaltsmoulh will be
hard to (111. He win always honor
able and upright in his dealings
with his fellows, end his i.im'ly,
trcnial disposition endeared bun
lo all who bad business dealings
with him. He will be deeply and
sincerelv mourned by a large
circle of acquaintances.
Ralph Duff Will Manufacture All
His Corburetors In Our
For some time Ralph Duff has
been working on a new corburet
or, one that would cause a com
plete change in the automobile
business, and now it is announc
ed that he has it completed and
is ready for the market. This
corburctor is something that, the
manufacturers of automob'les
have been waiting and looking
for. Mr. Duff's numerous friends
will most heartily congratulate
him upon bis good fortune, be
cause it means lo him a good
sized fortune, and it also means
much lo the people of this city,!
because Mr. DufT has decided to j
manufacture the corburetors here.
He will erect a Iwo-slory building
on the lots east of the M. K. Smith
factory, corner of Fourth street
and Central avenue, and have all
parts of the corburctor made
there. The factory will give em
ployment lo a number of men, and
promises lo be one of our leading
industries. It is intended to have
the corburetors ready for the
market by February 1, but the
factory will hardly be ready for
business in that time. Nebraska
If Nebraska City possesed a
few more such enterprising
citizens as Mr. DulT there would I
be but little question as lo the old
town forging lo (lie front in
shape. Ralph Duff is a
and no mistake.
M MARIE ID
Remains Brought Here From
Salem, Oregon, and Inter
ment This Morning.
Prom Saturday's Dally.
The funeral of Miss Marie
Janda, whose death occurred a
few days ago at Salem, Oregon,
occurred this morning at the Holy
Hosary Catholic church, eon
ducted by Rev. Father John Vlcek,
pnslor of the church.
Her remains wore brought to
Plaltsmoulh for burial, arriving
last evening on No. 2, and were
taken to the home of the deceased
young lady's uncle, F.dward Do
nat, to remain until the hour of
the funeral this morning. Miss
Janda was the daughter of Hubert.
Janda and wife of Weston, Neb.,
and was 23 years of age at the
lime of her death. She was a
trained nurse and left, her home
last April to accept a position at
the hospital at Salem, Oregon, i
where a few weeks ago she was
attacked with bronchitis, from
which she had almost recovered
when she took a backset and grew
rapidly worse and died.
She was a most excellent young
lady, possessing many admirable
trails of character which endear
- nd her to her associates and rela
tives. Besides her fond parents,
sisters and relatives she pos
sessed a large circle of young
friends in the vicinity in which
she lived, who deeply mourn her
untimely death. She leaves sur
viving, her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Hubert Janda and four sisters
Frances, Jessie, Thread and Julia
all of whom accompanied the
remains from Weston. She also,
leaves an aged grandfather, Jos
eph Donat, 80 years of age, who i
was unable to attend the funeral. I
The following out-of-town
friends and relatives, besides the
parents and sister of the deceased,
attended the funeral: Mr. and
Mrs. Kacerek of Touhy, Neb.; Mrs.
Itezurha of Omaha, Miss Anna
llavelka of Omaha, Mrs. Henry
Donat and son. Edward, and Frank
Janda of Omaha. I
Important Business Change.
On Monday of Ibis week a busi
ness deal of importance was made
when (he Unit of Hells & Venner
sold their elevator, coal and grain
business to an organization
known as the Kagle Farmers'
Orain company, composed of
farmers of Hie vicinity of Kagle,
who perfected an organization
some time ago. Del Is & Vennei
retain possession until April 1,
w hen I he company w ill select a
manager lo lake charge of the
We regret very much to lose
the II rin of nelts & Venner from
our business directory, for they
have by their honest business
dealings been the means of at
tracting farmers from a distance
lo our town. Both Fd and Pink
are valuable citizens lo our town.
Neither gentleman has made any
future arrangements as yet, but
even though they have disposed
of llieir business interests we
hope that they mav conclude to
still make Fugle their home.
Here From Canada.
Mr. R. C. Oldham of Didsbury,
Alberta, Canada, brolber of
(leorge Oldham and Mrs. Dora
Moore, came up from Murray last
evening, where he had been visit
ing bis brother, II. L. Oldham
and family. Previously he had
Died at Masonlo Home.
From Saturrtny'ii Pally.
Mrs. Mary Hansen, an aged
resident of Ihe Masonic Home,
died last night at about 8:15. She
was born in Vonersborg, Sweden,
January 10, 1833, and came to
Omaha many years ago. One son
now, lives at Fscanaba, Mich.; one
son died in Sidney, Neb., last
week, and Tolf Hansen, the Oma
ha restaurant man, died not long
ago in Now York. Her age was
79 years, and her remains, in
custody of Superintendent W. S.
Askwilh, were taken to Omaha to
day and delivered into the charge
of St, John's Lodge No. 25. A. F.
and A. M for final services.
visited another brother at Heaver
, City, Neb., where he formerly re
sided. In company with Mr.
(ieorge Oldham, he gave the Jour
nal a pleasant call, and left with
us the Heaver City Times-Tribune
which refers to Ihe visitor as fol
lows, the climate being so much
warmer down here than in
Mr. Oldham, who is visiting in
Heaver City, came down town last
Saturday, when the thermometer
was 10 degrees below the goose
egg, attired in a linen duster, a
straw bat, and other light cloth
ing, and carrying a fan. Strolling
into a south side restaurant,
leaving Ihe door open, he asked
for an ice cream soda, and was
surprised that, such beverages
were both out of season and out
of shle in Heaver City. Leaving
the place he sought a spot where
(lie icy blasts swept up from Kan
sas. Sealing himself on a cake ot
21-inch ice, recently rescued from
the Heaver, he gathered a bunch
of his old friends about him, and
remarked: "Fellers, I don't un
derstand how you can stand these
hot winds and dreadful weather.
Why don't you move to Alberta
where you can get a breath of
fresh air? This heat is oppressive."
I'lattsmouth, Neb., Jan. 17, 1912.
liounl nift .ursuunt to adjournment.
Present, M. U triedrieli and C. K.
Meelnier, County Commissioners; D. C.
.Wurnan, County Clerk.
Minutes of previous session read and
approved, when the following business
was transacted In regular form:
With reference to matter of jailor
fees for the year 1911, billed for by
Sheriff C. 1). yuinton, and refused by
the Hoard on January 9, 1912; on
motion the action tawen In their meet
ing on January 9, 1912. was recon
sidered and the bill tabled rather than
ltetirlnK County Treasurer F. E.
Scblater tiled a receipt Irom County
'1 reasurer-elect W. K. Fox for all
money on hand, amounting to $90,-
The following bonds were approved:
Ir. Albert C. Welch, County
J. A. Whiteman, Itoad Overseer, Itoad
I District No. 12.
rirsi ivauonai tiann oi ureenwouu
as County Depository.
George N. Lai.ue, member Soldiers'
City National Hank of Weeping
Water as County Depository.
Application of the Nehavvka Rank to
become a County Depository, bidding 2
per cent on such funds, was received
and the Nchawka Bank named us a
Petition filed by E. B. Taylor and
others requesting t lie appointment of
P. S. Karnes as Justice of the Peace In
the City of Weeping Water, and ap
Clerk of the District Court filed bis
report of fees collected for the year
County Commissioners have com
pleted checking the County Treasurer's
ollice and the books found correct with
the exception of salary allowed Miss
Mia Cerlng. Hy action of the Board
on January 4th 1910, her salary was
set at J800.00 per year, but later on, by
a verbal understanding between County
Commissioners L. 1). Swltzer and C. It.
Jordan the treasurer was given per
mission to allow Miss Mia Cerlng a
salary of $900.00 per year out of the
fees of the ollice and this amount wai
allowed and paid.
The claim of Florence D. Olsen for
personal injuries received on the public
highway of Cass County on the 22nd
day of July, 1911. Allowed. This claim
of $250.00 Is allowed as full settlement
on account of all Injuries received on
said highway, or In settlement In full
of the suit now pending in the District
Court of Cass County.
The claim of George W. Olsen,
Special Administrator of estate of
Kutli S. Olsen, for damages on account
of death of said Ktith S. Olsen, allowed.
This claim or $250.00 Is allowed in full
settlement of the claim of said Special
Administrator, now being prosecuted In
the District Court of Cass County.
The following claims were allowed on
the General Fund:
Germo Manufacturing Co., pine
oil to county $ 2.00
Geo. 1). Cole, assigned to Mrs.
Tobltha Thacker, State vs.
Clarence 47. 65
The University Publishing Co.,
drawing bonks, etc., to County
C. 1). Qulntnn, miscellaneous ex
George W. Olsen, Agent, for In
juries to Florence 1). Olsen..
George W. Olson, Special Admin
istrator, for damages account
(leu Hi Kllth K. Olsen
M. Ij. Frledrlch, salary
C. E. lleehner, salary
Klopn & liurtlett Co.. supplies
to county 26.50
Nebraska State Hospital, cloth
ing for Charles T. Spencer
Kemington Typewriter Co., type
writer to County I'ecorder. . . .
J. H. Tarns, harvesting Ice and
tlneit?. ! Qulnton summoning jury.
, , ' posting election notices, etc...
MWllcrjO. D. ouintiin. mileage. Statu vs
C. I). Quliilini. mileage, State vs
C D. Uulnton. balance salary
fmm April 10th to May 1st,
Tie foiionln" claims were allowed
on the llrldge fund:
II. . Funke Lumber Co., bridge
lumber .$ 3.ii5
Cedar Creek Lumber Co., bridge
The foUmvlnT claims were nllowed
on the Pond fund:
Joe Clann, road work, Itoad Dig
trict No. 1". $ 10.00
Mlkp T.i't7 rood work, Kond Dis
trict No. 1 49.90
Hen Meckmnn ,road work Itoad
District No. 10 .' 9.50
Rnard adjourned to meet Tuesday,
February fi. 1912.
l. C. MQUO AN. County Clork.
Children Cry ior Fletcher's
r -.3 t sit ri a
The Kind You Have Always r.ought, nad which lias beci.
in use for over 30 years, Las uovno tuo si;:nat:u"3 o;
and has been made under h:3 per
gonal Kimervislon since its infancy.
Allow no one tty deceive you k:i V.iis.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle -with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
astoria Is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, I'are
goriej, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, .Morphine nor other Narcotic
Kiibstauee. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys AVonnt
and nllayg Fcverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and AYind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Dowels, giving healthy and natural slec.n.
The Children's Panacea- The Mother's Friend.
GENUBNE CASTORIA ALWAYS
I Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years
THC CtNTAUR COMPANY. TT MURRAY STRUT. Nrv YORK CITY.
Takes Second Prize.
K. Manspeakep is in receipt of
a Idler from the J. I. Case com
pany informing him that ho is the
fortunate winner of second prize
($200 cash) offered by the com
pany lo the dealer who would fur
nish Ihe best composed and most
neatly displayed advertisements
of the J. I. Case Co.'s machinery
during the year. This is quite a
feather in Ihe cap of Mr. Man
speaker, and he is justly proud of
his achievement. The advertise
ments were composed by the Jour
nal force and set by T. B. Hates of
Hood bnrn for rent. Tall
he Journal for pari ieulnrs.
The undersigned will sell at
Public Auction at her farm, three
miles west of Plaltsmouth, Ne
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31,
The following described prop
Thirty-two Head of High Grade
Poland China Hogs.
All bred sows, 10 matured and
22 gilts, and the herd boar. . The
hops are of Ihe large type, pure
bred Poland China, and pedigrees
furnished on all. Down, the lop
sow, was bought last year at &
'"ng nrice, and is out of a litle
of live that sold for $025.00 at Mr.
I.oncgan's sale. The herd boar
is her pig, and Mr. Tritsch was
offered a long price for him by
an old hreeder.
Five Head of Good Horses.
One bay horse, G years old,
One 5 -year-old black mare,
One 5-year-old black mare,
One 1 1-year-old sorrel mare,
One smooth mouth gray mare,
One Bradley corn planter.
One riding cultivator.
One walking cultivator.
One 2-hole Marseilles corn
One two-row machine.
One walking lister.
One riding plow.
One three-section harrow.
One walking plow.
One spring wagon.
Two sols of work harness.
Terms of Sale:
All sums of $25 and under,
cash in hand; over $25, a credit
of six months will be given, the
purchaser giving good bankable
paper bearing interest at 8 per
cent from date. No property to
leave the premises until settled
for. Lunch wiill be served on the
grounds at noon. Sale to begin
at 10 o'clock a. m.
MRS. JOHN P. TRITSCH.
Rob't. Wilkinson, Auctioneer.
R. F. Patterson, Clerk.
Fruit Growers Will Meet.
Secretary of the Commercial
Club A. L. Tidd informs the Jour
nal that arrangements have been
made for holding a fruit growers
institute in this city February 1
one week from next Thursday.
The meeting will probably be held
in Coates' ball, and three promin
ent fruit growers of the slate will
be present and address those in
terested on Ihe subject of fruit
growinar. Everyone who is in
terested in apple growing or other
fruit should not miss Ibis meeting.
A few days ago August Hoffman
received a message from Port
Arthur, Texas, informing him
that his daughter, Mrs. Frank
Dalton, had just gone to a hos
pital for an operation. Yesterday
a letter followed stating that Mrs.
Dalton had endured the ordeal
lino and came from under the in
fluence of the anesthetic nicely,
but neither Ihe message nor the
letter stated the nature of the
operation and the family are quite
anxious concerning the matter.
O. P. Melsinger and J. Hen
nings boarded No. 1 at Cedar
Creek this morning and visited
the county seat, looking after
business matters and shaking
hands with their friends.
Mrs. Barney Bardwell of
Bloominglon, III., arrived last
evening and will visit her father,
Oeorgo Poisall, for a time.
Married in Omaha.
Fred Sloll and Miss Chloey
Tanner look snap judgment on
their friends, slipping up lo Oma
ha last Monday and gelling mar
ried. Judge Long lied the knot
and I hey came home Tuesday.
They will keep house, for n while
at least, in the rooms east of the
barber shop. The News extends
congratulations. Nehawka News.
A telephone message has been
(received here from Ihe president
i of the Commercial club at Ne
1 braska City staling that the peo
ple of lhat city were preparing to
I give the Lady Minstrels of Plaits-
mouth a most cordial greeting
upon llieir visit to that city. That
is very encouraging to our girls,
and should also be pleasing to the
promoters of the Y. M. C. A.
The Commercial club will give
Iho young ladies a banquet before
the show and the members of the
Merchants band of Nebraska City
will lender the Minstrel company
a banquet after the show.
O Special Sale every week of the year; no half
page ads or half price cut here; just a plain state
ment of facts, and making good on our claims, is making our Semi-Annual Clear
ance Sales more popular each year.
Just now we're clearing the stock of heavy suits and overcoats at the fol
Suits and Overcoats, all wool, well made, worth $15 and $16.50.
: Sale price
Suits and Overcoats," all wool, hand-tailored, worth $18, $20 and
$22.50. Sale price
Suits and Overcoats, all wool, hand-tailored, worth $24, $25, $27.50
and $30. Sale price
N. J. Hawkins left for Omaha
on the morning train today, where
he visited friends for a time.
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