The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 12, 1912, Image 1

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About One Hundred Attend From Plattsmouth and al! Pronounce
the Event a Great Success, and They Speak in Glowing Terms
of Their Hospitable Entertainment There.
From Friday's Dally.
The wrestling match that took
place in the city of Louisville last
orcning was a grand success from
overy standpoint. Owing to the
untiring diligence of the manage
ment and its friends in advertis
ing the event, it was hy far the
best attended of any similar con
test ever held in Cass county. All
the events were interesting, and
tery man of the one hundred or
more who attended from Platts
mouth agreed that he received the
oatire worth of his money.
The evening's entertainment
opened with an exhibition of
wrestling as an art, by Farmer
Burns, former champion of the
world, and Pete Rooney, an Oma
ha crack wrestler. Farmer Burns
also addressed the audience on
the benefits and advantages of the
game, giving some explanatory
remarks concerning technical
The preliminary match con
sisted of an hour's hard milling
n the part of Joe Spence, the
Louisville amateur, who was
matched against Kid Terry of Ne
braska City. Terry appeared to
be stalling throughout the strug
gle, and allowed Spence to as
sume and maintain the offensive
entirely. The latter made a game
ofTort to throw Terry, but the Ne
braska City boy was too skillful
on the defensive. At the cjid of
the hour the match was declared
a draw by Referee Cullwan of Mis
souri Valley, Iowa.
In the main contest of the
evening Frank - Sehmarderer of
Louisville defeated Albert Doty of
Weeping Water in three straight
falls, the match listing only about
ten minutes. Doty, who was con
Idcnt of success and had been
People Should Be Slow to Critize
Postmaster, When Does Noth
ing to Lessen Troubles.
Not so very long ago a prom
inent business man of Platts
mouth whose economical business
tiothods preclude the rental of a
kox at the postofllco, had busi
ness at a distant city, and left an
rder al the postolllee to forward
all mail to his address in the city,
where his business called him
temporiarily. In the hustle of the
general delivery business the clerk
of the local office relumed to the
gentleman a letter he had himself
written to his wife, and at the end
f a three days' stay, when Ins re
tarded to Plattsmouth, the gentle
man had hard work explaining to
his wife his cold indifference in
ever writing her a word during
his absence. And feeling some
what peeved, the economical gen
tleman hurried to the general de
livery of the postofliee and pro
weeded to roast the department
and its manner of serving the
public and especially the afore
said IMatlsmouth man.
If the Journal had its way a
good, honest democrat would be
dispensing the mail at the Platts
mouth office, but we believe in
Riving the "devil his due," never
theless, and if our friend would
take into consideration the
various duties of the. postmaster
and the difficult position he oc
cupies and the trying ordeal with
all sorts and conditions of
humanity to try to please, he
would "haul in his horns," and
save his criticism for some fel
fow who has more time to listen.
Uo might also lessen the troubles
of the department if he would se
cure a box in which his mail mat
ter could be deposited to await his
oming, and thus save some of his
wn valuable time, that is sonic
times taken up hy having to line
touted as a winner by some
authorities, was badly outclassed
by Sehmarderer, the latter hand
ling the big fellow with ease and
showing the effect of the careful
training Farmer Burns had put
him through. Doty had only re
ceived about four days' training
before the contest and was in no
such condition as his opponent.
There is no doubt but what
Louisville has a coiner in the
person of Sehmarderer.
About one hundred sports
boarded the train that left Platts
mouth at 6:30, including Terry
and his backer, Dolf Kuhlman, and
a number of adherents from Ne
braska City. The Cass county
court house was well represented,
nearly all the county officials be
ing present.
Altogether, it was a good, clean
match, and Louisville is to be
congratulated upon the way it was
conducted. The attendance of a
large crowd from Plattsmouth
and the excellent treatment they
were accorded surely does a lot to
promote good feeling and good
fellowship. We hope it will not
be long before Plattsmouth can
offer something in the athletic
A Jew live wires like T. 14. Par
meel, who by his untiring efforts
in like enterprises, should be
greatly appreciated by the people
of Louisville. Those who enjoyed
the sport last evening from this
city are indebted to him for se
curing the special train, as well
as the royal manner in which they
were entertained. Tom is a hustler
when he undertakes an event of
this class and nothing but a suc
cessful end proves satisfactory to
him. !
up and wait
for his turn at the
In Honor of Eleventh Birthday.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday marked the eleventh
birthday anniversary of little Miss
(trace Beeson, and in order to
properly celebrate the event she
had invited thirty little girl
friends to come to her home after
school, at which time she enter
tained them al a Valentine parly.
For the occasion and in deference
to the Valentine season, the pretty
parlors of the Beeson home had
been very attractively decorated
with ropes of little red hearts
The little girls spent a very happy
afternoon All kinds of games
and amusements which the girls
like to play were indulged in and
which created much merriment
and frolic. At 5 o'clock the little
girls sat down to the elegant
birthday supper prepared in the
dining room, and not the least of
the many templing danlies was
the big birthday cake, which stood
in the center of the table lighted
with eleven candles, marking the
number of years (he little hostess
had passed. The little girls all
agree that this "eleventh birthday
party" was the happiest one they
have participated in for some time
and wish Grace many more as
happy birthdays. She received
many pretty gifts, which will be
constant reminders of this oc
casion. T. E. Parmele Buys Farm.
From Frlday'B Dally.
At the referees sale, conduct
ed by J. M. Leyda at the south
door of the court house today, the
Theodore Boedeker farm of about
200 acres, lying south of Louis
ville, was sold to T. E. Parmele,
the Louisville banker, for $10,200.
Mr. Parmele's bid was the second
placed on the land, the first bid
der refusing to raise Mr. Par
mele's bid, and the land was
knocked off after the sale was
open an hour.
Miss Lizzie lleil is in the city,
the guest of Mrs. fieorge Weid
man. daughters and other friends.
Falter Sale a Good One.
"rom Friday' Dally.
The J. 1'. Falter sale, hold at
his farm, west of Plattsmouth
yesterday, was a great success.
There were over i00 persons
present to buy and look on. Mr.
Falter attempted to furnish lunch
for. the crowd, but his supplies
gave out before all were accom
modated The sale was conduct
ed by Col. Bob. Wilkinson, the
veteran auctioneer of Dunbar.
Hogs, cattle and horses were of
fered and all sold at good figures.
Mr. Falter was well pleased with
the success of the sale.
Joseph Koubek Passes Away at
His Home in Plattsmouth
Early This Morning.
From Friday's Dally.
One more old and highly re
spected Plattsmouth citizen has
answered the last call, when at
an early hour this morning Jos
eph Koubek, who has resided in
Plattsmouth for the past twenty
seven years, died at his late resi
dence in South Park. Mr. Koubek
leaves surviving his wife, one
daughter and three sons Anton
of Omaha, Frank and Joseph of
this city.
Mr. Koubek was born in Mora
via seventy-two years ago, where,
he grew to manhood, and twenty
eight or twenty-nine, years ago
emigrated to America, stopping
for a year or so in Chicago
Twenty-seven years ago he came
to Plattsmouth, where later he
was married. Fbr a number of
years after locating in this city
Mr. Koubek was an employe of the
Burlington, working in the local
shops. He has been enjoying his
usual health until a short time
ago, when he became ill with
stomach trouble, which would not
yield to the treatment of his
Mr. Koubek was highly esteem
ed by all who knew him He was
an accommodating neighbor, al
ways ready to do a kindness;
devoted husband and indulgent
father and he will be greatly
missed in the community where
he has dwelt so long.
Woodman Building Progressing
Joe Peters and C. P. Richards,
the carpenters having the job o
remodeling the Woodman build
ing, are making progress pretty
rapidly, considering the character
oi i ne woainor we nave iiatl re
cently. Inside partitions in the
second door have all been torn
out and the material nicely pile
up and will be used in the further
const ruction of the work. The
basement has been leveled up and
concrete piers put in for the pil
lars upon which the floor will rest
There was a great deal of work to
lie done m the basement to put
it in shape to be used laler. The
windows of the basement have
been bricked up and a line bin for
coal walled up under the concrete
walk on Hi.- south of Hie building
As soon as the weather will per
mil Hie cornenlers will begrin on
thi outside, though for the pres
ent there is much thai, can be
done on the inside of the building.
A Fine Picture.
W. K. Rosencrans & Son have
had framed and hung in their
office a tine picture of San An
tonio, Texas, that is very at
tractive. The picture is eight feet
long by two feet wide, and pre
sents a line view of one of the
oldest cities in the United States.
The old mission edifice of native
stone, erected about A. D. 1600,
still stands and is one of the
places of interest shown in the
picture. There are large hotel
buildings eight stories in height,
with roof gardens on top, and
mammoth business blocks arc
also shown. The neat frame and
glass on the picture were fur
nished by Wyrieh & Hadraba, Ihe
Main street druggists. The pic
ture, without the frame, cost Mes
srs. Rosencrans $10, and it is
worth your while to drop in and
take a look al this panorama of
a beautiful southern city.
Fresh candies of all kinds
Bookmeyer & Maurer's.
Friends of Roy Holly Tender Him
a Magnificent Reception at His
Home Last Evening.
Roy Molly, director of the M. W.
. orchestra, reached his twenty-
first milestone, yesterday, and to
suitably commemorate the event
his friends planned a complete
surprise for him and carried it
out in fine style. About twenty
couples assembled at tho resi
dence of William Holly, Roy's
father, about 8:30, and were on
hand to greet Roy when he came
home from the store about 9
For a time the young people
amused themselves with various
games. Refreshments consisting
of oysters, sandwiches, coffee,
cake and fruits, were served by
Mrs. Holly, assisted by her charm
ing daughters, and proved a most
pleasing feature of the evening's
enjoyment. The B. & M. band, of
which Roy is a member, came over
from their rehersal and gave the
young voter a serenade, after
which the entire company repair
ed to the T. J. Sokol hall and en
joyed a fine dance. Tho music was
furnished by an orchestra select
ed from ihe Hand, and the num
bers played were right in keeping
with the spirit of the occasion.
Roy is one of the bright young
business men of the city, of genial
disposition and has hosts of
friends to congratulate him on
reaching his majority. He is a
splendid musician and one of the
best violinists in the city, having
been the leader of tho M. W. A
orchestra for a number of years
Those present to enjoy the
celebration last evening were:
Messrs. E. H. Schulhof, Anton Ba
jeck, James, Ptacek, Anton To
man, Tim Kohoutek, Tom Orado
ville, Anton Kanka, John Speck,
Julius Kalasek, Cyril Kalina,
Frank Janda, Charles Hadraha,
Henry Brinkman, Charles Hula,
Emil Lorenz, Frank Ashenbren
ner, Adolph Checkel, Henry Hess,
Frank Smith, John Cloidt and
Robert Rebal; Misses Mario Fitz
gerald, Opal ' Fitzgerald, Gohlio
Noble, Velm'a Knott, Teina Bird
and sister, Mildred Stukett, Helen
Trility, Georgia Matous, Mary
Oradoville, Marie Svoboda, Bes
sie, Alma and Elizabeth Holly.
L. M. L. Hold Meeting.
From Friday's Dally.
The local lodge of the Loyal
Mystic Legion held a session last
night at their hall in the A. O. U.
W. building, and initiated a tine
class of new members. K. W.
Thomas of Omaha, district deputy
for the Omaha district, and J. W.
Doran, slate manager for the
order, were present and delivered
nice talks on the good of the
order. Refreshments wer-1 served
and a .general social evening en
joyed by the membership. Mes
srs. Thomas and Doran, while in
the rily last evening dropped in al
the Journal ollice for a social chat
with William Mathews, who is a
cousin of Mr. Thomas. Mr. Doran
took occasion to remark, regard
ing his company, that taking into
consideration Ihe amount at risk,
the L. M. L. had more reserve for
the benefit of policyholders than
any order of its kind doing busi
ness in Nebraska. The order is
a Nebraska enterprise, having its
headquarters at Hastings.
Warning to Subscribers.
The Falls City News gels off
this one: Ten cents straight will
be charged for all obituary notices
to all business men who do not
advertise while, living. Delinquent
subscribers will be charged 15
cents per line for an obituary
notice. Advertisers and cash sub
scribers will receive as good a
send-off as we are capable of
writing without any charge what
ever. Better send in your sub
scription, as the hog cholera is
abroad in the land.
For Sale.
Some good first-class prairie
hay, on farm" eight miles west of
R. L. Propst, Mynard.
Meet With Ml3d Windham.
From Friday's Pally.
The Social Workers of the M.
K. church were delightfully onler-
liiined at the home of Miss
Ilermia Windham . esterdav a f I -
rnoon There w.u quite a large
number of the ladies present. I' he
business session was held at the
usual hour, after which Hie ladies
pent the time in a very pleas
ant way, indulging m social con-
wisalion, sewing and the like. A
delicious luncheon was served.
The Deceased Passed Away at His
Home In Lincoln Thursday
Ex-Mayor Robert B. Ciraham
died suddenly at 0:50 a. m. Thurs
day at his home, 311 South Four
teenth street. Ho was ill with
grip just one week, but he was
not known to be seriously ill until
a few moments before his death.
Re was nearly 70 years of age.
Mr. Graham was born in New
York state in 18 42. He received
his schooling in the common
schools and later in the Baptist
college at Burlington, Towa, from
which he graduated at the age of
19. Coming to Nebraska in 1809
he settled in the northeastern
part of Lancaster county, where
tie built and operated a grist
mill, at tho same time being en
gaged in farming. In 1881 he was
elected to the house of represent
alives, and a year later to tho
office of county treasurer. There
he served for four years. Upon
moving to Lincoln he was elected
to the city council in 1887, and
at the expiration of his term was
elected mayor by the largest
plurality ever given a republican
aspirant for the, ollice up to that
He was a methodical, pninstak
ing executive, always modest and
unassuming in manner, and al
ways kind and sympathetic in
nature. Upon retiring from
politics he became a cement con
struclion contractor and the hoa
of a local cement firm. Although
never asking for a public ofilco
again, he kept up his interest, in
civic, problems until the last.
A widow and four children sur
vive him. The children are: Mrs
S. A. D. Shilling, Mrs. M. F
Meads, Mrs. C. A. Tucker and Dr
John H. Graham, aU of Lincoln
Mr. Graham was a member of the
G. A. R. and of lodge No. 51, A. I
and A. M. The funeral arrange
ments will be announced laler.
Lincoln Journal.
The deceased was a hrolhcr-iu
law of Mrs. E. II. Boolh of this
city and was here several days
during tho dealh and funeral
Mrs. Booth's husband.
Will Buy Stock.
From Friday's Dally.
G. W. Chrisweisser, from i
hawkn, was in the city a few
hours yesterday and this morning
remaining over night, a gnesl al,
Hie home of his parents, Mr. am
.Mrs. iiennei r.ririsweissor. (, hurley
made this ollice a brief call Ibis
nionii.ig for Ihe purpose, of re
newing his subscript ion, aud'i
conversation with I'iin he lolls 1;
Hill lie has engaged in the slock
! us'iiess al Neh;'.v i.a. lie has n
cenlly installed new yards end
11. -w scales and is ready to buy al
kinds of stork, and is paying 111
sen highest market, prie,. al all
limes. We know thai Charley
Chrif-weisser is a man thai viil
deal with :erybody, anil
should receive 11 goodly share o
the live, slock business of Hi
community. He will buy ar.j thing
you have in the way of slock. He
relumed home this morning.
Buys New Hack.
K. Manspeaker has purchase
a rew hack and new horses for his
livery ham and will soon have the
r-ame in slock al the old stain
1 he barn is rap'dlv nearing coin
plelion and wilt lie larger nn
more convenient than before, with
more room for the accommodation
of the I raveling public.
For Sale.
3(io split buroak posts, carriago
and buggy. Seo Lloyd Gapen, ad
ministrator of F. M. Young estate
6 1
Some of the Plattsmouth Sports
Enjoy a Shoot at James
On Wednesday of this week, at
is farm home, twelve miles west
and south of Plattsmouth, James
lYrrybcrry celebrated his fiftieth
birthday by inviting about sixty
of his friends to his home, where
a great feast was served to them
by the hospitable host.
A shooting match was arranged
ty Mr. Terryberry, as a means of
nlertaining his guests. Fifteen
hundred bluerocks had been pro
cured by him and the company
was given an opportunity to show
their skill at marknianship. The
ules for bluerock shoots were
observed and none of the guests
exhibited more skill or got more
marks to his credit than Mr. Tor-
yberry himself. All of the sup
plies for the sport, including re
freshments, solid and liquid, were
furnished by the host, all the
visitors had to furnish being their
shells. It was a great day for
sport. The match began about 10
a. m. and continued until about
12:30, when the birthday dinner
was served, which consisted of
every viand and delicacy which
Mrs. Terryberry ouly knows so
well how to prepare'. After the
dinner was served and the guests
had enjoyed a good cigar, the
match was resumed and continued
until the bluerocks were ex
Those in attendance from Ibis
city wero: Ex-County Trensurer
F. E. Schlaler, John Bauer, Fritz
Fricke and T. M. Patterson. The
Plattsmouth representat ives went
from Mr. Terryberry's homo to
Louisville to witness I ho wrestl
ing match, and returned on the
Stranger Suffers From Frostbite.
From Saturday's Dally.
Last night John Fitzpatrick,
night watchman, found a man on
the street with a frozen foot and
suffering much pain, and who
staled that he had been sent to
Plattsmoulh from Louisville for
proper care, t he policeman took
the unfortunate man to the jail,
where he was given a bed. J.. ft.
Denson, who is on guard al night
during the slay of George. Lytlo,
shared his supper with the
stranger. During the night the
man had a very bad I urn, suffer
ing with his frozen foot. He
claimed to have had employment,
on a ranch in Colorado, where he
got bis frost-bile, and is Oil his
way easl, where lie lias mom s.
Receive Substanial Prize.
lion. It. II. Windham is in re
ceipt, of a letter I'roMi Nalioiial
President Kirkpalrick of Topeka
informing him that Plalte Coun
cil No. 37'.' of the Kit u bis and
Ladies of Security of Platts
moulh stood eighth in I he point
of growth during the quarler
ending December 31, KM I. and in
addition to receiving Ihe district
banner, taking the same from
Lincoln, Neb., the I'laltfonoulli
council is the winner of the eighth
prize, being !!8() in cash. A check
for Ihe amount has been received
by (!. L. Farley and hy him tinned
over to C. II. Smith, local treas
urer, and Ihe amount will go into
the treasury of Platte council.
Water Soaks Wescott's.
From Saturday's Dally.
About 3 :30 a. m. C. C. Wescoll
was routed out of his downy couch
by Night Watchman John Fitz
patrick, who informed him (bat
the water pipe at the store "was
broke" ami water was dripping
down on some of tho goods. Mr.
Wescott lost no time in getting
to the store, where he. found that
a faucet up stairs had bursted and
the water was running down on
his Stetson hat boxes, hosiery,
Manhalten shirts aud notions.
Considerable damage was done
before the water could be stopped.
John Hansen ami wife and babe
of Irwin, Iowa, who have been
visiting Mrs. Hansen's parents,
Frank Grant and wife, for several
weeks, left this rtflcnioon for
their home.