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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JULY 1, 1912.
CALLED ID REST
Former Cass County Lady Passes
Away at Bethany, Neb.,
From Friday's Daily.
Mrs. Harri'.'t Critchfleld, for
merly residing three miles north
of Weeping Water, died Tuesday
morning at 7:30 o'clock at her
home in Bethany, Neb., at quite an
advanced age. Her funeral oc
curred today and interment was
made at Elmwood, Neb., by the
side of her husband, who died
many years ago. The deceased
came to Nebraska with her hus
band, from Ohio, thirty years ago,
and settled on their farm north of
Weeping Water, where she re
sided until a few years ago. She
was the mother of ten children,
all of whom survive her. They
are: Jason and Mrs. Alice Moore,
living in Ohio; W. II. Critchfleld
of Kansas City, Missouri; Bird,
Dow, Comen, Casper, Mrs. Buz
gel'l and Mrs. G. M. Porter of Ne
braska. All of the children were
present at their mother's bedside
when death relieved her but those
residing in Ohio, who, on account
of illness in their families, could
This good woman will be
mourned by a large circle of
friends and old-lime neighbors.
She was a warm-hearted, Chris
tian woman, a kind neighbor and
loving parent and stood very high
in the estimation of all who knew
Death at Nehawka.
L. J. Griffith, who had been
gradually failing for several
months, died Wednesday morning
from a complication of diseases
incident to age, he being one day
over 78 years old. Mr. Grill th
was one of the pioneers of Cass
county, coming first in 1859, but
not becoming a permanent resi
dent until 18G7, when he located
on the farm where lie died. He
was an old soldier, serving in a
Pennsylvania regiment during the
civil war. His wife and six grown
children survive him. The fun
eral takes place this morning
from the U. B. church and (he
body will be taken to Weeping
Waler for burial. More extended
notice next week. Nehawka News.
WORTHY LADY IS
WEDDING AT HOLY
THE CASE OF IS.
1IR0EVS1 L STULL
Evidence All in and Case Will
Probably Be Decided Today
Popular Plattsmouth Young Peo
ple Are Joined in
From Friday's Daily.
One of the prettiest church
weddings which has taken place in
I his city for a long time occur
red at the Holy Ilosary Catholic
church at 9 o'clock yesterday
morning. The contracting parties
were two of Plaltsmouth's most
popular young people, Mr. Tim
othy C. Kohoutek and Miss Mary
Gradoville, the nuptial knot being
lied by Rev. Father John Vlcek,
pastor of the church. Thomas
Gradoville, brother of the bride,
was best man and Miss Anna llvs
acted as bridesmaid.
The bride wore a beautiful
white vojle dress and the brides
maid wore ping messaline. The
groom and his best man wore
black business suits. The cere
mony was witnessed by a large
number of the relatives and near
friends of the happy young couple.
After the ceremony a fine and
sumptuous wedding dinner was
served, at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Last night the festivities were
further continued by a reception
at the T. J. Sokol hall, where the
young friends and relatives of the
bride and groom were present and
enjoyed a social evening, with
music and dancing.
A pre-nuptial party was given
by Miss Anna Rys on Wednesday
evening in the nature of a hand
kerchief shower for the bride, and
and a sock shower for the groom.!
The Burlington Route band, of
which the groom is a member, was
present and furnished some very
fine music, and the event was a
very enjoyable one.
The happy young couple left
this afternoon for Denver and the
mountains, where they will spend
a two weeks' honeymoon. They
will make their home in Platts
mouth, where Mr. Kohoutek has
a good position with the Burling
ton. The Journal joins their
large number of friends in wish
ing them a long and happy life.
A Large Number of Relatives and
Friends Pay Tribute to
Mrs. John Polecek.
From Saturday's Dally.
I he funeral of Mrs. John
Polecek occurred yesterday
morning at 9:40 from the resi
deuce on West Vine street, and at
10 o'clock at (he Holy Rosary
Catholic church. The funeral was
conducted by Rev. Father Vlcek,
pastor or tne cnurcii, and was
largely attended by the neighbors
and friends of the deceased lady
and her estimable family. The
menus and neignnors came in
large numbers to show I heir last
tribute of respect to the high
character of this noble Christian
The music was furnished by the
Holy Rosary church choir. The
floral tributes were very numer
ous and beautiful, attesting the
love and admiration of the donors.
Interment took place immediately
after the service at the church
and the casket was followed to the
Holy Sepulcher cemetery by a
long procession of mourning
The pall-bearers were: Joseph
Hadraba, Anton Svoboda, Mike
Bajeck, Joseph Vetesnek, J.
Jirousek and James Pelan. Rela
tives and friends from abroad at
tending the funeral were: James
Pelel of Prague, Mrs. Kohoutek
of Denver, Frank Svoboa and wife
of Hamburg, and Miss Popesel of
Mrs. A. J. Hoover Passed Away.
Another good woman lias pass
ed on to that country from whose
bourne no traveler has ever yet
returned and the home of her
chosen mate, Andrew J. Hoover,
is in mourning.
Mrs. Hoover passed away Mon
day morning of the present week
and was laid to rest in Riverview
icemetery SW'ednesday, afternoon,
Elder F. A. Meyers officiating.
The last sad rites were attended
by a large number of friends and
relatives of the family, the pall
bearing being members of the
Louisville Odd Fellows lodge, of
which order Mr. Hoover is a
Mrs. Hoover was 39 years, 9
months and i days old when she
died. She was born in Penn
sylvania September 20, 1872. She
leaves a husband a young daugh
ter and her immediate family and
other relatives mourn her.
Mr. Hoover and daughter have
the deep sympathy of the people
of this vicinity who knew and
admired the departed for her
many kind acts and noble char
acter. Louisville Courier.
Have Little Boy Operated On.
From Friday's Dally.
Fred Majors and wife went to
Omaha on the morning train to
day to take their little 2-year-old
son to the hospital for an opera
tion. Mr9. Salla of Lincoln ac
companied them to Omaha and
will return from there to her
From Saturday's Dall
Mr. and Mrs. E. 11. Wescolt last
evening entertained the choir and
Glee club of the Methodist church
and their friends at a lawn party
at Minnyside. forty or more
young people enjoyed the hos
pitality of Mr. and Mrs. Wescolt
on this occasion. A long table
was arranged upon the lawn and
refreshments were served. An in
formal program of vocal and
instrumental music furnished
much enjoyment for the com
pany. Mrs. Max Adams of Waco,
Neb., sang two or three numbers,
as well as Don York and W. G.
Brooks also furnishing vocal
numbers. Edgar Wescott favor
ed the choir with a fine solo.
From Friday's Dally.
I'he case of Amelia Monroe vs.
C. Lawrence Stull, at the adjourn
ment of court last night, had
reached the stage where both
parlies were willing to rest their
case so far as the introduction of
evidence was concerned.
Nearly all of Wednesday was
taken up by the plaintiff in the
introduction of her testimony,
while the defendant and the re
bull al of plaintiff occupied the
time of the court yesterday. To
prove I he allegations of her peti
tion, plaintiff had sworn herself,
(). P. Monroe, Dr. E. YV. Cook, Dr.
J. B. Martin, Mrs. Alford, Mrs. L.
Murphy cf South Guiana, u. M.
Streight, T. II. Pollock and others,
whilst for the defense the defend
ant testified in his own behalf,
and also Mrs. Ollie Dasher, Nettie
Stull, Clayton Rosencrans, G. R.
Olson, Mrs. W. K. Fox, County
Treasurer W. K. Fox, Dr. J. II
Hall, Dr. J. S. Livingston, Dr. E
D. Cummins and Dr. Henry D. Le-
mere, an eye and ear specialist of
The testimony of plaintiff and
her husband related to the assault
and the consequent pain and suf
ferine which plaintiff had never
had before and the impairment I
of hearing and eyesight and a
denial of the use of the language
ascribed lo plaintiff as having
been used toward defendant. Mrs.
Alford and Mrs. Murphy were
walking along the west side of
Sixth si reel, near the telephone
office, when they heard the
tumult in the Monroe store,, and
on looking across saw the assault
and saw I he defendant kick plain
tiff. Dr. Cook testified to having
treated plaintiff after I he injury.
O. M. Streight and T. If. Pollock
assisted in gelling plaintiff to her
home, a short distance north of
the store. Dr. Martin testified to
treating plaintiff for effusion of
Defendant testified to the
trouble with his sister and the
hard language used against him;
denied having kicked plaintiff;
swore to a screen door being
closed between the participants in
the affray and the witnesses, Mrs.
Alford and Mrs. Murphy.
Mrs. Dasher and Nettie Stull,
nieces of plaintiff and defendant,
testified to much complaint from
headache by plaintiff long prior
to the assault. Clayt Rosencrans
testified to having made measure
ments of the distance from the
door to the end of the counter
where both claimed the trouble
occurred, and the distance from
the north wall to the edge of the
counter. G. R. Olson had taken
pictures of the building and he
testified lo his work. Dr. J. II
Hall, Mrs. Fox and Mr. Fox testi
fied to Ihe plaintiff having been
injured in a runaway sixteen years
ago, when she was thrown from a
buggy on Chicago 'avenue am
Granite street and carried to Dr.
Ball's residence, where medical
aid was given her.
Dr. Lemere testified to having
made an examination of Mrs.
Monroe's eyes and hearing am
nose one day last week, and found
no injury and not as much im
paired vision as is usually found
in women of Mrs. Monroe's age.
Her hearing was above the aver
age. Be did find catarrhal trouble
in the nasal passage that, wouh
cause headaches. Drs. Living
ston and Cummins both testifies
lo finding no indications of in
jury to plaintiff's head, eyes or
i ne court men tooK a recess
until 9 o'clock this morning, but
informed attorneys and litigants
that the question of permanent
injury would not go lo the Jury
ns no permanent injury had been
proven, hence the testimony
touching that phase of the case
would not be considered by the
At Ihe time of going lo press the
case wag not completed and the
court and jury were listening lo
the arguinentH of Attorney Rawls
closing argument for the plain
Frank Young Grows Worse.
From Friday's Dally.
Frank Young, who has been ill
at a rooming house in Omaha for
I he past ten days, has grown
worse, and his daughter, Mrs.
Joseph Cook, of Murray went to
his bedside this afternoon in re
sponse to a message received last
evening. Mrs. Young has been
sent for and will arrive from Min
OURTH OF JULY
Committee on Arrangements Have
Decided Upon the Program as
The committee on entertain
ment and speakers for the Fourth
of July celebration held a session
last night and formulated a splen
did program for the enjoyment of
the public on that occasion. The
following program will be carried
out as nearly as possible:
9:15 to 10 A. M. Band Concert
on Main Street by the Bur
. lington Band.
10 A. M.-Band Will March
Base Ball Park. Game Be
tween Ihe Red Sox and
1 :30 p. M. Band Concert at Gar
Address by Hon. E. M. Pollard.
Address by Judge J. L. Roof.
3 P. M. Band Will March to Ball
Park. Game Between Sham
rocks and Plattsmouth
8 P. M. Burlington Band Concert
9 P. M. Fireworks.
EGGS MUST BE PURE
Takes Spin With Binder.
From Friday's Dally.
Will Splitt had a narrow escape
frojn being seriously injured yes
terday afternoon, when a young
team which he had just hitched
to a binder at the Gorder imple
ment house, took fright and ran
away. The team, which consisted
of a young mule and a young
orse, were being driven by Mr.
Splitt from North Third street
across Main attached to Die bind
er, and on reaching Ihe pave
ment the rattle of Ihe iron wheels
and other parts of Ihe machinery
irigiticneu tne team and trie way
they went south on Third was a
caution. They scurried along
for two blocks, when the crossing
at Granite street was reached Ihe
driver was jostled from his seat
and fell to the ground, holding on
to Ihe lines, Ihe left one of which
broke, turning the team and bind
er up the hill. The incline was
loo much for Ihe mule and his
fright soon subsided and the team
turned in at the Brill ian home,
where they were caught. The only
damage was the broken line..
State Health Department Coming
to the Rescue of the Egg Com
The state health department is
coming lo the rescue of the egg
complaining public. The fruit of
the festive hen must be sweet as
dew upon the mountains in its
native stale, untainted by the
onions in the garden or the kero
sene in the kitchen. In fact, eggs
must be perfectly fresh, or the
farmer will get into (rouble with
Ihe deputy food and drug com
missioner. That official's bulletin of warn
ing to farmers and dealers in eggs
and keepers of egg plants in which
all the ten commandments of
eggs are set forth in paraphrase,
is as follows:
1. Thou shall not set thv bens
in a dirty nest.
2. Thou shall not let Ihe eggs
rest for a day after (hey are laid,
but gather them up and rush them
to the consumer.
3. Thou shall not wash they
dirty egglets, but keep I hem at
home lo feed thy wife and family.
i. Thou shall not let thy eggs
get all bet up.
5. Thou shall not try thy
eggs out in an incubator ami then
sell Ihem when they refuse to
hatch the chicken within may be
t. Thou shall, not hold I by
eggs in storage for a raise in
. I nou snail not sell eggs
from a stolen nest.
8. Thou shall not let thy egg
crop bask in the sun.
9. Thou shall candle I by eggs
and consider them holy.
10. Thou shalt not sell thy
eggs by case count, allowing the
customer to lake his chances, bt
cause gambling is forbidden by
Eggs produced by Ihe Nebraska
nen, generally considered, are
equal in value lo all of Ihe hog
and polato crop combined or
about $20,000,000 every year. At
present Nebraska eggs are at a
discount in eastern markets, but
the health commissioner thinks
that by encouraging the hens and
treating Ihem with proper respect
the value of the crop may be in
Clair Brown celebrated his 13th
birhtday last evening by enter
taining ten of his youthful friends
at the home of his brother, Wil
liam Jonas Brown, on West Vine
street. Many lino presents were
received by Clair from his young
friends. Refreshments were
served and all departed wishing
their host many happy returns of
YOUNG BOYS CHARGED
WITH CHICKEN STEALING
Should Be Sent to State Reform
School, Where They Can Be
From Friday's Dally.
County Attorney C. II. Taylor
filed a complaint in the county
court, on evidence of Mrs. Mary
Edgerlon, the complaint charging
that Ed Veihu, Edwin Maybee and
Bradley Billings did, on the 22d
day of June, 1912, steal and carry
away three- hens of the value of
(he properly of Mrs. Mary
A second count of I lie complaint
charged that the above named
boys were under the age of 10
years and were not properly re
strained and were in the habit of
roaming the streets at all hours
of the day and night and were
growing up in meiidecacy and
crime; did not allend school when
it was in session and had been
guilty of numerous petty crimes,
and for want of proper parental
restraint would be a menace to
society unless reformed. Tho
complaint asked that they be re
strained at Ihe state industrial
school at Kearney.
A hearing was set for a week
ago and Hie boys allowed lo give
it personal recognizance for their
appearance the next day. But
they failed to put in an appear
ance, but instead crossed info
Iowa, where (hey have been until
today, when two of them, Edwin
Maybee and Bradley Billings,
were round on the si reel tiv the
hiet of police and taken before
Judge Beeson, where a hearing
was had. The court took tho
matter under advisement and may
hand down a decision very soon.
New Screen for the Qem.
Mr. Herman Horowitz, rep
resenting the F. M. Tisdale enter
prises of Chicago and New Y'ork,
manufacturers and promoters of
Ihe famous Tisdale daylight
screen, is in the city preparing lo
place a new Tisdale screen in Ihe
Gem theater. This screen is
without a doubt the most perfect
for the production of motion pic
tures on the market today, and
the completion of which will
place the Gem on an equal foot
ing with the very best moving pic
ture theaters in Ihe large cities.
Mr. Horowitz expects to remain
here until the screen is completed.
He will also place a new advertis
ing drop curtain in the Gem and
will give a number of advertisers
exclusive positions on the curtain
Floyd Smith Buys Shop.
From Friday's Dally.
Floyd Smith, the Riley hotel
barber, who has been working for
Perry Thackston for the past six
months, has closed a deal for the
purchase of one of the leading
barber shops of Aurora, Neb., and
lie will take possession of it next
week. Mrs. Smith and babe de
parted this morning for Seward,
Neb., where she will visit friends
for a few days and join her hus
band at Aurora next week. Mr,
Smith has made many friends
during his slay in this city, who
will regret to have him leave.
Mrs. N. E. While and daughter,
Nellie, departed for Sioux City on
the fast mail this afternoon.
Fire Boys Make Good Run.
From Friday's Dally.
F. E. Sch later and others in the
vicinity of the Mauzy home, at
which a mysterious fire occurred
yesterday, are very warm in their
expressions of praise for the fire
company and the members, who
made the run to the fire, Mr.
Schlaler's woodshed joins the
Mauzy woodshed, and he was soon
at the scene of Ihe fire. The time
which elapsed frofu the turning
in of the alarm was scarcely five
minutes neiore (lie lire company
was ou the ground with hose cart
and fire fighting apparatus. A
stream of water had been turned
on Ihe fire by Mr. Schlater and Mr,
Mauzy with garden hose, and some
of Ihe neighbors formed a bucket
brigade and the fire was under
control when the boys arrived. But
they are entitled lo credit for
making a quick run, and had the
fire not been properly checked
I heir services would have been in
valuable in preventing the fire
from spreading to tho Schlater
property and other near-by neigh
Crops Good In Fremont.
From Thursday's Dully.
Philip H. Trilsch and wife and
County Clerk D. C. Morgan motor
ed over Ihe Big Muddy yesterday
and visited Mr. Tritsch's iOO-acre
farm east of Percival, where they
found everything in fine shape.
Mr. Tritsch's 87-acre wheat field
was ripening nicely, standing a
good three feel high and not a
weed in sight, and crop experts
estimate this field will average 35
bushels per acre. Corn and oats
were just in Ihe snme proportion,
corn being almost ready to lay
by and of fine color, nnd appar
ently not in need of moisture right
now. The oats crop was heavy.
There is not any better land out
doors than this second bottom
Missouri river land. The tract is
five miles east of Percival.
Boy Scouts Take Hike.
Gail Robinson nnd Ralph Pana
baka, two small boys in boy scout
uniform, walked in from Omaha
this morning and will be the
guests of friends until tomorrow,
when they will walk back to their
homes. Gail Robinson is the son
of Dr. Robinson of Omaha and is
totally blind. As the scouts
crossed the Platte river bridge this
morning the wind whisked Gail's
hat oil and it fell into the river
and he did without any headgear
until he arrived in Plattsmouth
Gail attended the school for the
blind at Nebraska City while Prof.
Abbott was in charge, and took
occasion to call on his former
teacher for a fchort time this
morning after arriving.
Returns From Spooner, Wisconsin
O. C. Hudson and family return
ed from Spooner, Wisconsin, and
other points in the lake slates
early this morning. Mr. Hudson
has been absent about (en days
and was through Wisconsin, Min
nesota, Illinois and Iowa and
found that Ihe further west ho
came the better the crops of all
descriptions. Mr. Hudson will as
sume charge of the Central school
building July first.
Social Workers Meet.
From Thursday's Dally.
The Social Workers of the M. E.
church held a very pleasant, meet
ing at Ihe home of Mrs. A. P.
Barnes on High School Hill yes
terday afternoon. The business
session was held, after which the
ladies devoted (he lime to social
conversation and sit itching on
dainty fancy work. The hostess
served some very delicious refreshments.
Threshing Machine for Sale.
Gaar-Scott 13 h.-p. engine, J. I.
Case Seperator, 32, 50 rear. In
running order and under shed.
Mrs. J. M. Leek of Lincoln, who Will sell or trade for stock or
is a guest of friends in this city, town property. See T. W. Vallery,
was a passenger to Omaha on the Murray, Neb., or write me at
morning train today.
I Ogallala, Neb. Frank Vallery.
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