The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 20, 1912, Image 7
GR m 0 12 SPLENDID an ue w an Nineteen Young Women and Fourteen Young Men Will Leave the Plattsmouth High School Next Thursday to Enter Upon Their Battle With the Hard, Unfeeling World- The graduating exercises of the High school and the preliminary functions leading up to com mencement day are of more than ordinary interest this year. The class is the largest in the history of the school, and for the first time in many years the young men number almost as many as the young women. The school hoard, the High school faculty and Superintendent Abbott are to be congratulated on bringing to an auspicous dose one of (he best years in the history of the Plattsmouth High school The three important events scheduled to transpire before the class receives diplomats will be the class sermon at the Method ist church Sunday night at 8 o'clock, the class play at the Parmele theater Tuesday night at 8 o'clock and the graduating ex ercises at the Parmele Thursday night at 8 o'clock. The class sermon will be delivered by Rev. W. L. Austin and the order of service will be: Prayer by Rev. A. L. Zink; a response by the choir, followed by an anthem by the choir, "Keep My Command ments," by Parks; scripture reading by Rev. L. V. Gade; solo, "I Will Extol Thee," by Miss Catherine Kennish Dovey; sermon Golda May Noble. Florence C. Runiinel. Dorothy Livingston Brilt. Lester B. Dalton. Major A. Arrres. John Elmer Hallslrom. Dean B. Cummins. Ralph R. Larson. Opal M. Fitzgerald. Rue If. Frans. Giry H. Wiles. Willa Nell Moore. Mildred Stewart. Anna Henrich. Charles M. Gradoville. Ad.dia B. While. ' ' Big Day fop Plattsmouth. Last Saturday was one monster day for the merchants of Platts mouth, and demonstrated to a dead moral certainly that the farmers, and farmers' wives, daughters and sons were up and doing in the way of "Seeing Plattsmouth Succeed." There were more people in town Satur day than has been hero for many months, and they evidently came to purchase supplies, for every sort of business reports an im mense trade in various lines. Some merchants enjoyed a bet ter trade than they have had for a long time, and have cause to II IwJ If ere HI is nary first. Cracked seams and ripped button holes are avoided in Arrow by graduated cut out interlinings and barred end button holes. ClutU, Peabody ft Co., KUktrt Arrow CuB c, a pair C. E. Wescott's Sons ALWAYS THE HOME OF SATISFACTION IL ii by Rev. Austin, subject, "Human Powers a Divine Endowment," Matt. 25-27. The sermon will be followed by an anthem. On next Tuesday evening the class will give two comedies, "The Proposal Under Dillleulties," by John Kendrick Hangs, and "The Freshman," by Edwin Hateman Morris. The plays have been coached by Mrs. George E. Dovey and Mr. Harry S. Austin, and with the splendid material of which to make actors, the plays will no doubt excel anything in the line ever presented to a Plaltsmoulh audience. On Thursday night the crown ing event of the year will occur, when a class of 33. four teen young men and nineteen young women, will receive their certificates of scholarship at the graduating exercises. A most in teresting program will be pre sented to the public on this oc casion. The opening address will be by Rue II. Frans, the valedic tory by John Elmer llallstroin; piano numbers will be given by Misses Mollye Godwin and Dor othy Britt, and a vocal number by Miss Barbara Clement. The class oration will be delivered by Dr. A. J. Northrup of Lincoln, Nebraska. Following is the list of names of the class: Buenita Porter. Sophie C. Sierzkowski. Mary Edna Shopp. Sarah Mildred Cook. Mildred Brown Johnson. Alma C. Holly. Kalhryn M. Foster, Mollye Levina Godwin. Everell. Alfred Ward. Edwin Vance Todd. Kalhryn Isabelle Speck. A. Wayne Props!. J. Conrad Schlaler. Emma Elizabeth Campbc Frank F. Hiher. Elmer W. Frans. Barbara Ellen Clement. feel highly elated. II is a great pleasure to .note the increase in business in this city, and it is also a greater pleasure lo note that our farmers and merchants dwell together in harmony on matters of business. There is no reason for not doing so, for the farmers' interests and the merchants' interests are in a manner identical. The farmers are also learning thai goods can be purchased as cheap in Platts mouth as any place on earth. Such harmony among farmers and merchants is what is doing the greatest to "See Plattsmouth Succeed." where ordi collars go Collars E WAGNER IS STRICKEN BY DEATH Prominent German Farmer Drops Dead in Plattsmouth Sunday Morning. Death came into our midst sud denly yesterday and ruthlessly struck down u highly respected citizen in the person of George Wagner, a German farmer, of about 4G years of age, residing ten miles west of Plattsmouth. Mr. Wagner had driven in from home with his wife, daughter and son to attend SI, John's church. His wife and daughter had gone to the church ami entered, when Mr. Wagner, telling his wife that he felt too badly to go, returned to his team and was in the act of taking the team out and hitching them in the shed south of the Geise saloon when he was seized with heart failure and died. Mrs. Wagner, after being in the church for some lime, became uneasy about her husband, and fearing something had happened to him, left the church and went to Hie team, where she found Mr. Wagner, who had unhitched his horses from the spring wagon and led (hem into the shed, but had been stricken before hitching the team lo the post. The horses were standing near their prostrate owner. Mrs. Wagner at once notified Mr. Giese, and Dr. Cummins, who was passing, was called. No mark was found on Mr. Wagner's body, but a slight bruise on one of his hands, which might have been placed there by the hoof of one of the horses, but no other mark was apparent. The doctor pronounced the cause of death lo be heart failure. The lifely form was car ried into the rear of the Giese saloon until an undertaker could be summoned. George Wagner was born in Germany September 10, 18(i. He came to (he United Stales when a young man and worked some lime in the east, lie was married lo Miss Shire, and has been a resi dent of Cass county for many years. His wife and seven chil dren survive to mourn his un timely death. Mr. Wagner also leaves one brother, Joseph, and one sister, Mrs. Wolf, residing at or near Cedar Creek. He was a member of the Sons of Herman and oftthe Modern Woodmen, as well as a faithful member of SI. John's Catholic church. He was a good citizen and highly respected by all who knew him. The funeral will occur from St. John's church Tuesday morning. Falher Shine will conduct the service. The pall-bearers will be selected from the Sons of Herman, and will be: Frank Blatzer, Mike Price, Charles Wulrich, N. Schwind, William Holly and Max Price. "See Plattsmouth Succeed." The Plattsmouth association held a well attended meeting on Wednesday, at which Slate-Secretary Fodrea was present. He explained the Federation credit rating and collecting system in detail and it was decided to in stall the complete system as soon as possible. The new president, E. A. Wurl, was in the chair and he an nounced that a vigorous campaign would be made to double the active membership and to secure a large associate membership. Co-operative bargain or market days were also discussed and Secretary Fodrea told of the suc cessful work of other local as sociations along this line and the opinion expressed was (hat Platlsinoulh should lake action along this line at an early date. The important matter of devising ways and means to keep trade at home was also given extended consideration. Many other topics of interest were discussed and (he meeting was alive from start to finish. The Federation members at Plattsmouth will certainly make good on Ihe city's slogan, "Sc Platlsinoulh Surf d." Trade Exhibit. Automobile for Sale. Five-passenger Velie Touring Car, with full equipment and in good condition. Just repainted and thoroughly overhauled. Car can be seen at Ihe Frank Gobel man paint shop. Has been run only about 0,000 miles, and will be sold for $750.00. For further particulars see H. A. Troop. Posts and Wood for Sale. A quantity of good bur oak posls, and u large supply of good block wood for sale. For further particulars see Bower & Kino men, one mile south nnd one and one-half miles west, of Cnllom. 5-20-lmo-wkly. First Visit for 44 Years. S. M. Mansfield, salesman for a Chicago clothing house, visited Plattsmouth today, this being the first visit he has paid the city foi U years, and he was interested in the progress the city had made. He found but one man, John Tutt, of whom he had a faint recollec tion. Mr. Mansfield formerly lived at Bellevue, but was fre quently in Plattsmouth. HIGHLY ESTEEMED LADY PASSES AWAY Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Oliver Passes Away at Home of Daughter, Mrs. Fred Ramge. Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Oliver died last night at 8:30 at the ripe old age of almost 83 years, passing away at the home of her daugh ter, Mrs. Fred Hamge, in this city. Mrs. Oliver had been a resident of Plaltsmoulh for the past Ihirty-lwo years and leaves sur viving two sons and one daughter, namely: Edward A. Oliver of Hock Springs, Wyoming; William A. of Murray, and Mrs. Alice Hamge of I his city. One son, Harry, died about twenty-four years ago. Elizabeth Ann Allen was born in Lincolnshire, England, Sep tember 22, 1 8 2 It , and would have been 83 years of age her next birthday. She grew to wonian- I d in her native city, where she was married to Edward Oliver, and with her husband emigrated lo London, Canada, in 1851), where her husband died forty-two years ago. Ten years later Mrs. Oliver and her children came to the United Stales, settling in Cass county. For the past thirty years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Fred Hamge, of this city; a part of the time, how ever, she resided with her sons. Three weeks ago she went to (he country lo visit her son, William and family, where she remained until last Friday, when, at her request, Mr. Oliver brought his mother lo I'latlsmotilli. She bad been in her usual health anil was very active for a woman of her ige until Saturday, when she complained of not feeling well. Her physician was summoned and the remedies given appeared lo help her, but last night she grew worse and death came very quickly , Grandma Oliver was a faithful member of Ihe Episcopal church, having joined that church in her early youth in her native country. She was remarkable for her energy, and insisted in assisting in Ihe household duties wherever she was. She was possessed of a cheerful, kindly disposition, win ning loyal friends wherever she went. She was n loving parent and an obliging neighbor, stand ing very high in the esteem and love of all who knew her. Her son, Edward, of Hock Springs was notified last night by wire and will be here as soon as possible. The funeral will occur Wednesday at about 2 p. in. from the residence of Fred Hamge on North Tenth street. Death of Former Citizen. Mr. Charles Johnson of Louis ville is in Ihe city making ar rangements for Ihe funeral and interment of C. A. Hagerstrom, a former citizen of Plattsmouth, who died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oran Coleson, in Ceresco, Saunders county, Saturday, May 18. Mr. Johnson is unable to give any particulars of Mr. Hagcr sl coin's death. The remains will arrive hece on Ihe f o'clock Bur lington train this evening and will be taken lo the undertaking rooms of Slreight & Streight, to remain until 11 o'clock tomorrow morning, when the funeral will take place from the Swedish church and interment made in the family lot in Oak Hill cemetery. The deceased lived in Plalls niouth for many years and work ed in Ihe Burlington shops. He removed from Platlsinoulh se veral years ago, but was quite well known to many of our people, lie was considered an upright and honocablc cil izen. Young Hlghley Will Recover. James Highley, sr., returned from Omaha Saturday afternoon, where he and Mrs. Highley had been lo see their son at the hos pital. Young Iligley informed his father that the gas was not turn ed on, but that he and the others were sick from the rotten meal which had been given them. Mr. Iligley says bis son will recover, as he is able lo be up most of the time. Fred Miller of Omaha arrived today and will visit his brother, KWEAIE SERIN DELIVERED H METHODIST CHURCH LAST HIGH II Rev. W. L Austin, Pastor of the Church Speaks on "Human Powers a Divine Endowment" to the Graduating Class of the Plattsmouth High School. The Methodist church was crowded with an interested con gregation last night to listen to the baccalaureate discourse de livered by Hev. W. L. Austin. The auditorium of the church was tilled before the hour for the serv ice to commence, and as soon as the lecture room was thrown open every seat was filled quickly and chairs were brought in to accom modate many. Space was left in front of the pulpit for the graduating class and instructors, and after Ihe large choir had filed in and taken their seats the class of 1912, Plattsmouth High school, preceded by Superintendent Ab bott, came in from the church parlors below and occupied the space reserved for the class. During Ihe entrance of the choir and class Mr. E. H. Wescott played a voluntary. The con gregation joined with Ihe choir in singing Ihe opening hymn. Prayer was ottered by Hev. A. L. Zink, pastor of the Christian church, and a response, was sung by Ihe choir. At Ihe request of the pastor the audience remained standing during I lie song, prayer and response. The choir then sang the anthem, "Keep My Com mandments." The scripture les son was then read bv Hev. L. W. Galloways for Alaska. Avoca today witnessed a ship ment oT cattle that is out of Ihe ordinary, when Slraub Urol hers, Ihe noted breeders of pure-bred Galloway eallle, consigned a lot of cows lo Die government station at Kodiak, Alaska. This shipment was billed through to SI. Paul, thence to Seattle, from there they go on Ihe Pacific ocean to their final destination, where they are expected lo arrive some lime in June. The superintendent of the government station has looked over the different herds in this country before making the pur chase. The essential points in making this selection was con stitution, scale, quality and milk, in liMKi ihe government shipped some cattle to Iheir station in Alaska, and after six years' ex periment have come to Ihe con clusion lhat so far the Galloway cattle are proving their ad aptability to Hie climate and con ditions, as they are great rustlers in winter for feed and there are no belter beef producers known in any breed. The United Slates government is developing the Gal loways into a dual purpose animal for the settlers of Alaska. Negolalions are in progress be tween representatives of Ihe United Stales Department of Agriculture and a number of lead ing Galloway breeders for addi tions lo the Galloway herd in the Philippine islands. That, doubt less is a surprise lo cattle men generally, except perhaps breed ers of Galloways. The mere mailer of temperature seems, of little consequence to this sturdy nnl mal. His principal concern seems to be the making of beef, and ho is not even so very particular as lo raw material. The last thirty days this firm has shipped lo three points in Nebraska, one in Minnesota, one in Colorado and a carload into Kansas, and with this shipment Special Homeseekers' Excursions TO UPTON, WESTON CO., ,WYO. WAY 21, 1912 TO M0ORCROFT, CROOK CO., WYO. JUNE 12, 1912 TO GILLETTE, CAMPBELL CO., WYO. JUNE 18, 1912 I will personally conduct the above special excursion to assist homeseekers to locate and file upon 320 ACRE FREE HOMESTEADS in the vicinity of towns named. Hero you can filo on free homestead lands that are valuublo for mixed farming, dairying, poultry raining and stock rais ing; the mont certain and afe method of farming. These lands are well cov ered with the most nutritious grasses known and large quantities of coal, building atone, posts and poles are nearby on government land and free to set tlers. RATES: Very low homeseekers' rates on theso dates. Send right away for our New, Free Government Lands Folder with large map, illustrations pPKOil I Gade, pastor of the Presbyterian church, followed by announce ments, and an offering was taken. A beautiful solo was then sung by Miss Catherine Kennlsh Dovey en tilled "I Will Exlol Thee," by Costa. Hev. W. L. Austin, pastor of the Methodist, church, .then de livered a masterly discourse on Ihe subject, "Human Powers a Divine Endowment." The speaker elaborated the idea that the human intellect was not of more importance than the body and spirit of man, and that the three natures, mental, physical and spiritual, should be cultivated and developed at. the same time, and unless this was done a well round, ed character and a man or woman of full stature could not be the result of training and education. Hev. Austin argued that the body was as sacred as the soul and should be treated so, that every allribule of man's being is sacred. The large congregation listened with Ihe closest attention throughout the address, which was particularly instructive and interesting. The discourse was followed by a splendid anthem by the choir, the solo and duet parts being taken by Mr. Don York and Miss Zelma Tuey. lo Alaska it makes one think there is an increasing popularity of Galloways. Headers of I lie Jour nal will doubtless remember Ihe champions of Ihe breed that are raised here, and some also may have a faint recollection that the grand champion over all breeds for the best beef animal at the Nebraska stale fair was bred, fed and exhibited by Slraub Brothers of Avoca, Nebraska. Oldest Odd Fellow In State. A special from Greenwood, un der date of May 18, says: Green wood lodge No. .8, I. O. O. F., at ils meeting Tuesday evening, ex tended loving and fraternal greet ings lo one of j(s members who has aloinst reached Ihe century mark. II. F. Swanback, the oldest Odd Fellow in Nebraska, was pre sented with an Odd Fellows' vet eran jewel, as he has been a mem ber of the order in this country over Ihirly-eight .years. Mr. Swanback is the falher of the Greenwood lodge, the oldest mem ber in the slate, and there are probably few older 'members of Ihe order living, as he is now' in his ninety-ninth year. The pre sentation was made by C. E., Cal fee, noble grand, and was. re sponded to by the venerable brother, who gave I hem remin iscences, advice and instructions pertaining lo the order, thanking them for Iheir loving token and expressing in his heartiest man ner his appreciation of their warm words ami good wishes. The ex ercises were concluded with a banquet; Farmed Three Days. Clyde Kaufmann, a Journal carrier, went lo the country for three days in succession last week and assisted Elmer Taylor in planting corn. Clyde got in each evening in time If) deliver his papers, although he had three very busy days. ana descriptive articles about these lands. D. CLEM DEAVER, 1004 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb. Immigration Agent. Charles, for a few day?.